Dan Cohen AUTHOR Port San Antonio named Jim Perschbach, the reuse project’s executive vice president of business development, as interim CEO on Wednesday one week after accepting the resignation of its previous president and CEO, Roland Mower. Mower will stay on through the end of the year as a special adviser to the board of directors, reported the San Antonio Express-News.Photo courtesy of Port San Antonio
Politics Tech Industry Twitter and Facebook applications are seen grouped in a Social Media folder on an iPhone. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter can’t please everyone when they decide what content to leave up or pull down. It turns out, Democrats and Republicans don’t always see eye to eye on content moderation. Pew Research Center A study released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday showed that about 77 percent of Democrats think social media companies “have a responsibility to remove offensive content from their platforms.” By comparison, about 52 percent of Republicans had the same view.The findings illustrate some of the challenges social media companies are facing as they try to improve how they police content on their sites. Facebook, for example, is creating an independent board that will handle appeals for content decisions. Social networks have faced allegations that they’re censoring conservative speech, which the companies have repeatedly denied. At the same time, they’re also under pressure to do more to combat hate speech, violence and other content that violates their rules. More recently, Facebook faced criticism after the company decided to not remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that made it seem like the California Democrat was slurring her words. Instead, the company displayed related articles from fact-checkers debunking the video. Overall, 66 percent of Americans say social media companies have a responsibility to pull down offensive content. But only 31 percent of Americans have at least a fair amount of confidence in social media companies to decide what content to pull down. A higher percentage of women, African-Americans and older adults also think social media companies have a responsibility to remove offensive content. The Pew Research Center surveyed more than 10,000 US adults between April 29 and May 13. The survey doesn’t define what’s considered offensive content and most people don’t agree what’s considered racist and sexist language, the study showed. null Share your voice Tags 0 Facebook Twitter
Komal Kumar was trashed by a biker in a road rage.PR HandoutThe Malleswaram police have arrested a person named Vijay over assaulting Kannada actor Komal Kumar in a road rage incident. It occurred near Srirampura railway underpass around 5.30 pm on Tuesday evening, 13 August.”Malleshwaram Police have taken immediate action and the culprit has been dealt with, thank Public for support. No tolerance for such rowdy activities, cases booked, arrested ..[sic]” Bhaskar Rao IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City, tweeted.As per the police sources, Vijay is a resident of Jakkarayanker and works as a delivery boy. The issue started when he allegedly overtook Komal’s car in a rash manner and the actor raised objection to over which the biker got furious and got into an argument by blocking his way.In the peak of heated verbal exchanges, Komal tried to strike the first blow and Vijay narrowly missed it. The cops say that the biker felt insulted when the actor tried to assault him following which punched on the actor’s face several times.The video of the entire episode have emerged online and the clippings have gone viral. Komal was hurt and seen bleeding in the mouth and nose in the video. Based on the complaint, the Malleswaram police have booked Vijay for attempting to murder the actor.The actor, who got treatment at KS General Hospital, said that he is clueless about the person who assaulted him. Komal said that the incident occurred when he was on the way to pick his daughter from tuition.”We will collect the video and take action against the actor as well if it shows that Komal assaulted the biker first,” said N. Shashi Kumar, DCP (North).Komal is a familiar face among Kannada audience and acted in over 90 movies in Sandalwood. He is a brother of actor-politician Jaggesh.
Kolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee reiterated on Wednesday that the KMC has not waived tax and will not do so for any agency so that the revenue collection of the civic body is not jeopardized by any means.Responding to an allegation from Congress councillor Prakash Upadhyay, who alleged that the KMC is hesitant in mopping up the exorbitant dues of Kolkata Port Trust, Chatterjee at the monthly meeting said: “We will not allow any agency to keep tax dues and will collect it in full amount. The KoPT has already paid us an ad hoc amount of Rs 50 crore. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPresently, we are trying to obtain the tax due records prior to 2012-13. Some documents in this regard are not tallying with the records of KoPT. We have asked the KoPT to share their records for this time period and will facilitatefurther course of action accordingly.”The Mayor further added that a tripartile meeting in this regard has been held recently with Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim, KMC and KoPTregarding dues.Congress councillor Prakash Upadhyay had demanded an answer from the Mayor regarding what measures have been taken by the civic body to collect tax dues of Rs 422 crore Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedfrom the KoPT.Speaking on the matter, Vinit Kumar, KoPT chairman said: “In a recent meeting with the KMC and state Urban Development andMunicipal Affairs minister, it has been decided that that some settlement will be made concerning the old tax dues. After 2012-13, there were dues of around Rs 150 crore out of which KoPT has already paid Rs 50 crore, three to four months back to the civic body. For the rest of the amount, talks are on.”
Kolkata: Once again, residents of Lalgarh are spending sleepless nights being scared that a tiger might have entered the village.The fear has hit the entire village of Lalgarh in Jhargram after one full grown cow and a calf were found critically injured in an attack by an unidentified animal on Saturday morning.The Forest department officials are yet to confirm the animal that had attacked the cow and a calf. A search was conducted by the Forest department officials on Sunday but they have failed to trace the animal. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that a full grown Royal Bengal tiger was found dead a few months ago in the same area where the incident took place on Saturday.The tiger had strayed into the forests of Lalgarh, from a tiger habitat, hundreds of kilometres away. It was found dead inside the Baghghara forest area in April this year with multiple injury marks on his neck and eyes. The villagers have claimed to have found pug marks at various places in the past few days. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Forest department is yet to confirm whether the footprints found in the Lalgarh forests are of a tiger. Senior forest department officials suspect that they might be of some other animal. A probe has been started in this regard.It was learnt that one Aswini Manna, a resident of Baghghara forest, had taken his four cows and a calf for grazing in the forest on Saturday morning. He left the cows inside the forest and returned home. In the afternoon, three cows returned home, however, the other two did not.Manna went back into the forest only to find his cow and calf serious injured. Several deep injury marks were there on various parts of their bodies. The injuries were caused by sharp claws, suspect the villagers.A senior forest department official in the district said they are looked into matter.Forest personnel have already started a search operation in the area. There is nothing to spread panic, the official said.
From adding a pinch of green and opting for neutral and pastel colour schemes to choosing furniture which complements the overall office interior design, there are many ways one can adorn the work zone with a festive vibe.Experts share some inputs. Add a pinch of green: Adding plants in your work space increases the productivity by 15 per cent. Bringing the nature inside your work space helps in purifying the air, improves your mood and increases your happiness. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfChoose neutral or pastel colour schemes: When decorating your office space, be sure to stay away from colours that are traditionally associated with specific religious holidays. Instead of filling your workspace with the red and green of Christmas, or the blue and white of Hanukkah, go for colours such as silver and gold, which simply say “festive”.It all starts with cubicle: One of the main elements in an office is the cubicle. People tend to spend a significant portion of their time in their cubicles and hence it has to create a positive work environment. Cubicles can be decorated with photos, posters of some motivational thoughts, colourful stationery and organizers.Furniture and seating matters: Choose your office furniture which complements the overall office interior design. You can also develop customized and ergonomic furniture based on some concepts like natural and earthy colours, upbeat and bright colours.