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Bangladesh Public Service Commission chairman Muhammad Sadiq on Thursday said the recruitment through the 40th BCS will be done based on merit, not quota, reports UNB.”The quota system won’t be applicable in the recruitment,” he told UNB adding that it was mentioned in the circular of the 40th BCS that the cadres will be appointed on merit basis.Sadiq, however, said the quota system will be there in the recruitment of the 39th special BCS and other examinations as those are already under process.The 40th BCS application process began on 30 September and will continue till 15 November.The government has issued a gazette notification on Thursday abolishing the existing quota system in the recruitment process of the first and second class government jobs.
Gail Delaughter Traffic on the Katy Freeway feeder road.According to the study from the National Transportation Safety Board, about 27% of crashes around the U.S. can now be blamed on speeding. That’s not much less than the 29% that result from driving drunk.Kara Macek with the Governors Highway Safety Association says speeding just doesn’t have the same social stigma.“Of course if you’re going 90, 100 miles per hour that may raise some eyebrows,” adds Macek. “But by and large people do it.”To get people to slow down, the NTSB study says there has to be more enforcement. That includes things like speed cameras which are currently banned here in Texas.Macek says road design can also encourage people to drive too fast.“We’ve kind of designed and engineered our roadways into a system that prioritizes moving vehicles very quickly,” explains Macek. “And not necessarily taking into account the vulnerable road users — bicycles, pedestrians, motorcycles.”According to TxDOT’s figures from 2016, there were close to 28,000 crashes around the state where drivers were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Speed was a factor in over 26,000 crashes. 00:00 /01:05 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
This week, students across the state will take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR tests. The state will use the results to grade individual school districts on an A-through-F scale.Lawmakers passed the mandate to create the STAAR in 2009, aiming to make it more rigorous than its predecessor, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Advocates for the new test say it provides clear data on student performance. But critics say it forces schools to put too much focus on standardized tests.Normally, fifth- and eighth-grade students can take the tests up to three times. If a student doesn’t pass on the third try, he or she cannot advance to the next grade unless a committee of his or her educators and parents unanimously agrees to promote the student.The Texas Education Commissioner sets the passing standard for the STAAR test. But the number of questions a student needs to answer correctly in order to pass varies annually. Want to try your hand at some of the questions on typical biology, algebra and U.S. history STAAR tests? Take our quiz above, which includes tough questions pulled from prior tests.Note: This story was inspired by a discussion on education policy happening now in our Facebook group, This is Your Texas. Sign up here to join the conversation.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune. Share
The film was produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the former head of Disney and UTV in India, whose RSVP Pictures has quickly established itself as a major force in Indian cinema. Its “Surgical Strike” has recently grossed $44 million in India and international markets, and has also been picked up by Autumn Sun for international sales.“We see more movies without the traditional song and dance numbers,” said Karan Shan of co-producer One World Movies. “Indian cinema is finding new audiences everywhere in Asia, it is like a new wave, with China being a major landing ground.”“Buyers immediately reacted to the ‘The Man Who Feels No Pain,’ the style and feel of the film was so retro-chic that it just resonates a whole new Indian cool that is simply irresistible,” said Autumn Sun founder Elliot Tong. “We had multiple offers in almost every major Asian territory and we know we had a smash hit in our hands.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Indian action film “The Man Who Feels No Pain” has been picked up for a premium streaming release in China by iQIYI. The deal was arranged by Hong Kong sales agent Autumn Sun Company.The collaboration is a first of its kind for both sides. As the exclusive distributor in China, iQIYI is entitled to release the film on its streaming platform two weeks after the theatrical release in India. The Chinese giant is also offering a revenue-sharing business model which generates profit for the producers as the hit rate mounts. Indian films earned over $300 million at the Chinese box office last year, but most success has attached to social drama and certain star vehicles. The variable results have encouraged distributors to experiment.“Pain” was directed by Vasan Bala and debuted last year at the Toronto festival. It begins its India and international theatrical debut this week (March 21), with day and date theatrical releases in India, Australia and New Zealand. Outings in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong follow shortly after.
Kolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested two Bangladeshi nationals from near the Indo-Bangladesh border at Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday night. Acting on specific information, a team of CID’s Barasat unit raided the area and arrested the duo. They are originally residents of Khulna. During interrogation, the investigators came to know that they were trying to go to Mumbai. The CID officials are yet to ascertain their real motive behind illegally intruding into the country. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe duo has been identified as Urmi Seikh and Nayeem Seikh. Both are teenagers. The investigating officials are also probing to know if the duo was a part of any international smuggling racket. They are looking into the possibilities of the duo being involved with any anti-national activities.After being interrogated, the two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested on charges of illegally intruding into the country. During the investigation, CID had been trying to know if the accused had any past record of entering into the country illegally from Bangladesh, or if they have any connection with the extremist groups operating from Bangladesh.
US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policies “created ISIS”, leading Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump has alleged.Trump, while speaking at a campaign stop in Biloxi, Mississippi, offered no evidence for his claim in which he also said that escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia were signs that the Islamic Republic wanted to take over the longtime US ally in the Middle East.“They’ve created ISIS. Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Obama,” Trump said on Saturday. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortHe couched his remark in a brief discussion of the Iranian protests outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran, which erupted after Saudi Arabia executed 47 people, including a dissident Shiite cleric.“In Tehran, they’re burning down the Saudi embassy, you see that?” Trump was quoted as saying by CNN. “Now, what that is…Iran wants to take over Saudi Arabia. They always have. They want the oil, OK? They’ve always wanted that.” Trump has blamed both Democrats and former President George W Bush when talking about unrest in the Middle East, particularly citing Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanIn the recent weeks, he has been particularly aggressive in going after Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, and her record leading the State Department.Two of Trump’s 2016 competitors, Carly Fiorina and Rick Santorum, said in November that Clinton and Obama were to blame for the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Trump and Clinton have been involved in a war of words in recent weeks. Clinton had slammed Trump’s recent comments about banning Muslim immigrants, saying the Republican front-runner was “becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists,” she had said. Trump dismissed Clinton’s assertion that the Islamic State was using his videos as a recruitment tool saying she is “a liar” and “made up” the claim.
About Glen HiemstraGlen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades. NauticexpoI’m going to have the pleasure of speaking to the 2018 Global shipping conference put on the Transas company, in Vancouver, BC on March 7. Looking forward to it, and more later on the future and shipping. Here is a preview of the event in ShipInsight Journal. Recent Posts Futurist Glen Hiemstra to address Transas 2018 Global Conference Blog Archives © Copyright 2017 Glen Hiemstra Futurist.com