New Highway Ramp to Provide Relief for Mark Center Commuters in Northern

first_imgTraffic relief promised to defense workers at the Mark Center, which opened in August 2011 to house thousands of DOD civilians kicked out of leased space in nearby Arlington following the last BRAC round, arrived last week after the Virginia Department of Transportation opened a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) ramp on I-395 in Alexandria.While the opening of the Mark Center did not disrupt commuters as much as originally feared, the addition of 6,400 workers in Alexandria has exacerbated congestion in the area.The reversible ramp will provide a direct connection for HOV drivers heading to and from the Mark Center, reported the Washington Post. Only buses and vehicles with three or more occupants will be able to use the ramp.The new ramp is part of a set of VDOT projects designed to ease congestion and provide easier access to the Mark Center. The final piece of the $76 million project is a pedestrian bridge over I-395, expected to open next month.State and local leaders had opposed the Pentagon’s decision to relocate workers to the Mark Center site due to its lack of access to Metrorail and accused the department of relying on flawed traffic data when it selected the location at the intersection of Seminary Road and I-395. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Gmail Google Drive hit with global outage

first_imgGoogle confirmed the outage to CNET. It was widespread and appeared to cover North and South America, Europe and Asia, though not all users we impacted. (Gmail was working for CNET staff in New York and Australia but not for one of our reporters in San Francisco.)Either way, you might have an excuse for not already having sent that annoying email reply.   First published, March 12 at 8:12 p.m. PT.Update, 9:20 p.m. PT: Adds update from Google. Correction, March 13 at 5:30 a.m. PT:  Fixes the time of Google’s initial notification of the outage. Update, March 13 at 5:59 a.m. PT: Notes that the outage is over.  Internet Online Happy birthday internet, @gmail is taking the day off— Slice Penala (@SlicePenala) March 13, 2019 Gmail is having issues since 10:08 PM ESThttps://t.co/vvOkRr96MSRT if it’s down for you as well #gmaildown pic.twitter.com/TtPEx6Er3V— Outage.Report (@ReportOutage) March 13, 2019 Google Drive for Android Gmail is back. Google Gmail and Google Drive are back up after an hours-long outage affecting people around the world.”The problem with Gmail should be resolved,” reads a message  posted at 11:13 p.m. PT Tuesday on Google’s GSuite Status Dashboard. “We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.”Google had a similar status message for Google Drive, posted at the same time.Gmail users flooded social media on Tuesday evening to complain about problems sending emails. Some also reported issues with Google Drive, including spotty performance and certain file types not opening.According to an initial message posted on Google’s GSuite Status Dashboard at 7:53 p.m. PT Tuesday, both Gmail and Google Drive were experiencing what it described as a “service disruption.”So what do you do when you’re email isn’t working? Send out a tweet! Tags 11center_img Gmail going down globally pic.twitter.com/qGOx7akcEs— Urthboy (@urthboy) March 13, 2019 Share your voice Help! Gmail is down and I’m being forced to chill out! pic.twitter.com/zXZuLOrSwO— Chris Sacca (@sacca) March 13, 2019 Review • Google Drive for Android gets a bit more powerful Comments Gmail Google Drive Googlelast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019 final Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Live streaming preview and

first_imgESPN LATAM & ESPN LOCAL CHANNELSSOUTH AMERICA – ARGENTINA, ANTARCTICA, BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PARAGUAY, PERU, VENEZUELA, URUGUAY,CARIBBEAN – MEXICO, BELIZE, COSTA RICA, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, BAHAMAS, BERMUDA, TURKS AND CAICOS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, ST. VINCENT, ST BARTHELEMY, ST LUCIA. ST KITTS AND NEVIS, MONTSERRAT, MARTINIQUE, JAMAICA, HAITI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, GUADELOUPE, GRENADA, DOMINICA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, BARBADOS, BONAIRE, CURACAO, FRENCH GUIANA, GUYANA, ST MAARTEN, SURINAME, ARUBA, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ANGUILLA, ASCENSION ISLAND, FALKLAND ISLANDS GO MULTIPLUSMALTA SPORT 24INFLIGHT CCTV5CHINA ESPNUNITED STATES BELARUS 5BELARUS RTRS (FTA)BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA POLSATPOLAND TDMMACAU CANAL PLUS AFRIQUEBENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, COMOROS, CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GABON, GUINEA BISSAU, GUINEA CONAKRY, IVORY COAST, MALI, NIGER, RWANDA, SENEGAL, SEYCHELLES, TOGO, CHAD, DJIBOUTI, MADAGASCAR, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, ETHIOPIA BBCENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND CYTACYPRUS FOX ASIAPAN-ASIA – BRUNEI, CAMBODIA, CHINA, EAST TIMOR, HONG KONG, GUAM, INDONESIA, LAOS, MACAU, MALAYSIA, MICRONESIA, MONGOLIA, MYANMAR, PAPAU NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, NORTH KOREA, TAIWAN, THAILAND, VIETNAM FOX SPORTSAUSTRALIA SPORTKLUBFORMER YUGO ARQ (NOVA/CET 21/TV MARKIZA)CZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIA EIRCOMIRELAND GLOBOSATBRAZIL RTCG (FTA)MONTENEGRO SUPERSPORTSOUTH AFRICA, ANGOLA, BENIN, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, COMOROS, CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, IVORY COAST, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITIUS, MAYOTTE, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, REUNION, RWANDA, SAO TOME& PRONCIPE, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, SEYCHELLES, SOCOTRA, ST HELENA & ASCENSION, SWAZILAND, TANZANIA, TOGO, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, ZANZIBAR, BROADCASTERTERRITORY EUROSPORTBELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, BALTICS, ALBANIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA, KOSOVO, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SLOVENIA, SERBIA, BULGARIA, ROMANIA, HUNGARY, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN, MOLDOVA, ARMENIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ESTONIA, ICELAND, TURKEY, AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN AND UZBEKISTAN. KANAL 12ESTONIA JTBCKOREA 1TV (C-M-C Agency)NORTH MACEDONIA Federer and Djokovic will clash for the Wimbledon title on Sunday.ReutersEight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will take on Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon 2019 at the All England Club on July 14. The Swiss legend defeated arch-rival Rafael Nadal to qualify for the final whereas Djoker defeated Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the last four.Preview and prediction Federer.Al Bello/Getty ImagesAfter having a shaky start to the tournament, the journey of the Swiss legend has been more or less smooth. In the quarter-final clash against Kei Nishikori, the 37-year-old had a major hiccup in the first set as the Japanese broke him once and won the set. But after the first set was over the audience experienced vintage Federer play as he won the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The best of Federer came out in the match against arch-rival Rafael Nadal. After winning the hard-fought first set he was demolished in the second by the Spaniard. But the veteran player bounced back in the third set onwards and won the match 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. His backhand shots were perfect and he won most of the rallies with dominance. The Swiss legend also committed less number of unforced errors and did not let his opponent take an upper hand over him in the match. He is definitely the biggest contender to lift the trophy. Novak Djokovic.Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic is enjoying the form of his life at the All England Club. He has lost just two sets in the whole tournament and has started every match slowly before pouncing onto the opponent. He faced a little bit of heat against Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz in his third-round fixture. In his semi-final match against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, he looked much more dominant of the two. He lost the second set but did not let his opponent stand a chance against him in the next two sets winning the match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. He definitely has the upper hand over the ageing Federer and he is the current world number one also.The match is going to be a hard-fought one and could lead to a five-set decider. Federer will want to win it by maximum four sets whereas the Joker will look forward to taking it to the fifth set as he knows that his older opponent will have problems. Schedule, global TV listings, live streaming and where to watch in IndiaRoger Federer-Novak Djokovic contest is supposed to get underway at 3 PM local time and 6.30 PM IST.The matches will be telecasted in India on Star Sports and Star Sports HD. Internet users can watch live streaming on Hotstar. The official global TV listings are below:BROADCASTERBROADCASTERTERRITORYTERRITORYBROADCASTER1TV (C-M-C Agency)TERRITORYNORTH MACEDONIABROADCASTERARQ (NOVA/CET 21/TV MARKIZA)TERRITORYCZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIABROADCASTERBBCTERRITORYENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELANDBROADCASTERbeIN SPORTSTERRITORYEX: FRANCE, MONACO & FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES, NON EX: ANDORRA, MAURITIUS, MADAGASCAR, FRENCH SPEAKING SWITZERLANDBROADCASTERbeIN SPORTSTERRITORYex: BAHRAIN, IRAN, IRAQ, LEBANON, OMAN, PALESTINE, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, SYRIA, UAE, YEMEN, ALGERIA, EGYPT, LIBYA, MOROCCO, TUNISIA NON-EX: CHAD, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, SOMALIA, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDANBROADCASTERBELARUS 5TERRITORYBELARUSBROADCASTERCANAL PLUS AFRIQUETERRITORYBENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, COMOROS, CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GABON, GUINEA BISSAU, GUINEA CONAKRY, IVORY COAST, MALI, NIGER, RWANDA, SENEGAL, SEYCHELLES, TOGO, CHAD, DJIBOUTI, MADAGASCAR, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, ETHIOPIABROADCASTERCCTV5TERRITORYCHINABROADCASTERCTV/TSNTERRITORYCANADABROADCASTERCYTATERRITORYCYPRUSBROADCASTEREIRCOMTERRITORYIRELANDBROADCASTERESPNTERRITORYUNITED STATESBROADCASTERESPN LATAM & ESPN LOCAL CHANNELSTERRITORYSOUTH AMERICA – ARGENTINA, ANTARCTICA, BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PARAGUAY, PERU, VENEZUELA, URUGUAY,CARIBBEAN – MEXICO, BELIZE, COSTA RICA, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, BAHAMAS, BERMUDA, TURKS AND CAICOS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, ST. VINCENT, ST BARTHELEMY, ST LUCIA. ST KITTS AND NEVIS, MONTSERRAT, MARTINIQUE, JAMAICA, HAITI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, GUADELOUPE, GRENADA, DOMINICA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, BARBADOS, BONAIRE, CURACAO, FRENCH GUIANA, GUYANA, ST MAARTEN, SURINAME, ARUBA, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ANGUILLA, ASCENSION ISLAND, FALKLAND ISLANDSBROADCASTEREUROSPORTTERRITORYBELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, BALTICS, ALBANIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA, KOSOVO, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SLOVENIA, SERBIA, BULGARIA, ROMANIA, HUNGARY, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN, MOLDOVA, ARMENIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ESTONIA, ICELAND, TURKEY, AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN AND UZBEKISTAN.BROADCASTERFOX ASIATERRITORYPAN-ASIA – BRUNEI, CAMBODIA, CHINA, EAST TIMOR, HONG KONG, GUAM, INDONESIA, LAOS, MACAU, MALAYSIA, MICRONESIA, MONGOLIA, MYANMAR, PAPAU NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, NORTH KOREA, TAIWAN, THAILAND, VIETNAMBROADCASTERFOX SPORTSTERRITORYAUSTRALIABROADCASTERGLOBOSATTERRITORYBRAZILBROADCASTERGO MULTIPLUSTERRITORYMALTABROADCASTERHRTTERRITORYCROATIABROADCASTERJTBCTERRITORYKOREABROADCASTERKANAL 12TERRITORYESTONIABROADCASTERMOVISTAR + / TELEFONICATERRITORYex. SPAIN non ex. ANDORRABROADCASTERNOSTERRITORYNETHERLANDSBROADCASTERNHKTERRITORYJAPANBROADCASTERNOVA/FORTHNETTERRITORYGREECEBROADCASTERPOLSATTERRITORYPOLANDBROADCASTERRTCG (FTA)TERRITORYMONTENEGROBROADCASTERRTRS (FTA)TERRITORYBOSNIA & HERZEGOVINABROADCASTERRTSTERRITORYSERBIABROADCASTERRTSHTERRITORYALBANIABROADCASTERSEVENTERRITORYAUSTRALIABROADCASTERSKY DEUTSCHLANDTERRITORYex GERMANY & AUSTRIA non ex LIECHENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, SOUTH TYROLBROADCASTERSKY ITALIATERRITORYex ITALY, VATICAN CITY, SAN MARINO, non.ex SWITZELRANDBROADCASTERSPORT TVTERRITORYPORTUGALBROADCASTERSPORT 5TERRITORYISRAELBROADCASTERSPORTKLUBTERRITORYFORMER YUGOBROADCASTERSPORT 24TERRITORYINFLIGHTBROADCASTERSRGTERRITORYSWITZERLANDBROADCASTERSTAR INDIATERRITORYINDIA, BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, MALDIVESBROADCASTERSUPERSPORTTERRITORYSOUTH AFRICA, ANGOLA, BENIN, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, COMOROS, CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, IVORY COAST, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITIUS, MAYOTTE, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, REUNION, RWANDA, SAO TOME& PRONCIPE, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, SEYCHELLES, SOCOTRA, ST HELENA & ASCENSION, SWAZILAND, TANZANIA, TOGO, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, ZANZIBAR,BROADCASTERTDMTERRITORYMACAUBROADCASTERTHE TENNIS CHANNELTERRITORYUNITED STATESBROADCASTERVTV CabTERRITORYVIETNAM THE TENNIS CHANNELUNITED STATES MOVISTAR + / TELEFONICAex. SPAIN non ex. ANDORRA NHKJAPAN CTV/TSNCANADA beIN SPORTSex: BAHRAIN, IRAN, IRAQ, LEBANON, OMAN, PALESTINE, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, SYRIA, UAE, YEMEN, ALGERIA, EGYPT, LIBYA, MOROCCO, TUNISIA NON-EX: CHAD, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, SOMALIA, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN SPORT 5ISRAEL NOSNETHERLANDS HRTCROATIA SKY ITALIAex ITALY, VATICAN CITY, SAN MARINO, non.ex SWITZELRAND SRGSWITZERLAND RTSHALBANIA SEVENAUSTRALIA SPORT TVPORTUGAL NOVA/FORTHNETGREECE STAR INDIAINDIA, BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, MALDIVES SKY DEUTSCHLANDex GERMANY & AUSTRIA non ex LIECHENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, SOUTH TYROL beIN SPORTSEX: FRANCE, MONACO & FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES, NON EX: ANDORRA, MAURITIUS, MADAGASCAR, FRENCH SPEAKING SWITZERLAND RTSSERBIA VTV CabVIETNAMlast_img read more

IT raids at media mogul Raghav Bahls home in Noida The Quint

first_imgRaghav BahlOfficial twitter account of Raghav BahlThe Income Tax Department Thursday searched the premises of media baron Raghav Bahl in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion, officials said.They said a team of sleuths raided the residence of Bahl in neighbouring Noida early morning and are looking for documents and other evidence related to the case under probe.It is understood that the searches are being conducted at the premises of a few other people as part of the ITD action to probe tax evasion by a set of business professionals.Bahl is the founder of the Quint news portal and the Network18 group and is a known media entrepreneur.Responding to the raid Raghav Bahl shared a tweet.My note to the @IndEditorsGuild. pic.twitter.com/l1Gwmf1dDl— Raghav Bahl (@Raghav_Bahl) October 11, 2018TWITTERlast_img read more

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal

first_imgA handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain`s prime minister Theresa May (C) making a statement in the House of Commons in London on 15 January 2019 directly after MPs rejected the government`s Brexit deal. Photo: AFPBritain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.MPs voted 432 to 202 against May’s plan for taking Britain out of the European Union, the biggest parliamentary defeat for a government in modern British political history.With a deal that took nearly two years to craft in tatters and her government’s future hanging in the balance, EU leaders sounded a note of exasperation, urging Britain to come out and say what it actually wants.”If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?” EU president Donald Tusk tweeted.Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, warned of a heightened risk of a “no deal” Brexit — an outcome that could disrupt trade, slow down the UK economy, and wreak havoc on the financial markets.The government of Ireland — the only EU member state with a land border with Britain — said it would now intensify preparations to cope with a “disorderly Brexit”.And German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, representing the EU’s most dominant economy and leading political voice, called the vote “a bitter day for Europe”.’Catastrophic’ defeatMost lawmakers have always opposed Brexit, as have some leading members of the government, creating a contradiction that has been tearing apart Britain ever since a June 2016 referendum began its divorce from the other 27 EU states.Moments after Tuesday’s outcome, which was met with huge cheers by hundreds of anti-Brexit campaigners who watched the vote on big screens, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn submitted a motion of no-confidence in May’s government, calling her defeat “catastrophic”.The vote is expected on Wednesday at 1900 GMT.May sought to strike a conciliatory tone, telling MPs they had the right to challenge her leadership and promising to hold more talks to salvage a workable solution by the rapidly approaching 29 March Brexit deadline.She promised to hold discussions with MPs from across parliament to identify ideas “that are genuinely negotiable and have sufficient support in this House”.”If these meetings yield such ideas, the government will then explore them with the European Union.”Downing Street said May will then return to parliament with a new Brexit proposal on Monday.’Political poker’With their nation again in turmoil, noisy supporters and opponents of Brexit, rallied outside the ancient parliament building in London.”It could end up being the day that will lead to us leaving with no deal!” said 25-year-old Simon Fisher, who backs a swift and sharp break with the EU.A much larger rally nearby in support of a second referendum turned Parliament Square, dotted with statues of past UK leaders, into a sea of EU flags.Economists said the scale of May’s defeat — on the upper end of most predictions — now also put pressure on Brussels to make more meaningful compromises.The pound surged higher against the dollar and euro after the vote, seemingly buoyed by May’s promise to seek a compromise with her opponents.”Markets project beliefs and the underlying belief is that nobody’s going to be committing economic suicide,” BK Asset Management’s Boris Schlossberg said.But businesses voiced alarm about the outcome, which does nothing to resolve uncertainty that has been dampening the UK investment climate for months.”Financial stability must not be jeopardised in a game of high-stakes political poker,” warned Catherine McGuinness, policy chair at the City of London Corporation, the body governing the British capital’s massive financial district.’Warm words not enough’May made it her mission to carry out the wishes of voters after she became prime minister a month after the referendum, putting aside her own initial misgivings and stating repeatedly that “Brexit means Brexit”.But her deal raised concern that Britain could end up locked in an unfavourable trading relationship with the EU.Criticism of the deal was focused on an arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules, if and until London and Brussels sign a new economic partnership — a tortuous process that could take several years.Arlene Foster, head of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party upon which May relies for her parliamentary majority, said May needed to win binding concessions from Brussels to secure her vote.”Reassurances whether in the form of letters or warm words, will not be enough,” said Foster.”The prime minister must now go back to the European Union and seek fundamental change to the Withdrawal Agreement.”Speculation is growing on both sides of the Channel that May could ask to delay Britain’s divorce from the EU after almost half a century of membership.But a diplomatic source told AFP any extension would not be possible beyond 30 June, when the new European Parliament 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Panel to handle emergencies when Mamata is away

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal government has formed a committee comprising group of ministers and senior administrative officials to deal with emergencies when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is away temporarily, an order issued by the government said. Banerjee is likely to visit Frankfurt and Milan from September 16 to 28, the order, issued Wednesday evening, said. The group of ministers, under the chairmanship of Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, would include Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Transport Minister Suvendhu Adhikary, PWD Minister Aroop Biswas besides six other ministers, the order said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The group of officers in the committee would be headed by additional chief secretary of the irrigation, waterways and agriculture department Naveen Prakash, it said. The officers in the committee also include Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharyaa, state security advisor Surajit Kar Purakayasta, state DG Virendra, ADG (law and order) Anuj Sharma and city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. The order said that during temporary absence of the chief minister, the group of ministers and the committee of officers would deal with any emergency in the state.”last_img read more

Donald Trump will ban the internet and penetrate it to find Isis

first_imgIsis is using the internet better than we are using the internet. Image Credt: ABCNews Advertisement Donald Trump has committed to his plan to ban the internet, and has laid out the details of how he intends to do so.The Republican presidential hopeful said last week that he intended to shut down parts of the internet so that they could no longer be used by children. The technology is being used by Isis to radicalise young people and so be shut down, he claimed, and Mr Trump said that he would speak to Bill Gates about “closing it up”.That plan appears to have been walked back, with Mr Trump only threatening that he would close down certain sections of the internet. He said during a debate between Republican presidential hopefuls that he would simply close “areas where we are war with somebody” so that they can’t “use our internet”. – Advertisement – Mr Trump was pressed on the issue by moderator Wolf Blitzer, who asked: “Are you referring to closing down actual portions of the internet? Some say that would put the US in line with China and North Korea.”“Well look, this is so easy to answer,” Mr Trump said. He once again dismissed criticisms that the plan would threaten freedom of speech, saying: “You talk freedom of speech, you talk freedom of whatever you want, I don’t want them using our internet to take our young impressionable youth”.Mr Trump said that “Isis is using the internet better than we are using the internet, and it was [the US’s] idea”.He then went on to detail a plan that consisted of two parts: getting “brilliant people from Silicon Valley and other places” and asking them to shut parts of the internet, and also asking people to “penetrate” it.Mr Trump said last week that the plan would involve getting smart people like Bill Gates to help him close down the internet. He said during the debate that he would look to use “brilliant people from Silicon Valley and other places, and figure out a way that Isis cannot do what they’re doing”.Asked whether that meant that he would look to close down parts of the internet, by Wolf Blitzer, Mr Trump committed to the policy.[related-posts]“I would certainly be open to areas where we are at war with somebody,” he said. “I sure as hell don’t want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our internet”.Mr Trump then said that he would also ask the same people to “penetrate the internet”, so that they could “find out exactly where Isis and everything about Isis”.“And we can do that if we use our good people,” he claimed.[The Independent ]last_img read more