click links in text for more info

Becky Barrett

Becky Barrett is a retired politician in Manitoba, Canada. She was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1990 to 2003, was a cabinet minister in the New Democratic Party government of Gary Doer from 1999 to 2003. Barrett was born in Florida, USA, moved to Canada in 1975, she has a Master's degree in social work from the University of Manitoba, was a social worker before entering political life. Barrett was the Manitoba NDP's director of organization during the 1980s. Barrett was elected in the north-end Winnipeg riding of Wellington in the 1990 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Ernie Gilroy by over 1,200 votes; the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba won a majority government in this election, Barrett was appointed as the New Democratic Party's family services critic in opposition. In June 1991, she criticized Premier Gary Filmon's sudden announcement that Winnipeg's child and family services would be brought under a single agency. Barrett criticized the Filmon government for cutting several Manitobans from social assistance programs without making investments in education, job creation programs and skills upgrading.

She brought forward a private member's bill that, if passed, would have required the Manitoba Office of the Children's Advocate to report to the legislature rather than the Minister of Family Services. Barrett served as her party's justice critic, she called on the Filmon government remove provincial judge Bruce McDonald from office in 1993, after McDonald was reported as telling a female complainant to "work something out" with a man accused of assaulting her. McDonald was forced to resign from the bench after the Winnipeg Free Press uncovered a pattern of questionable behaviour in his decisions. Barrett called for Manitoba to ban pellet guns in 1993, when a 14-year-old girl required hospitalization after being shot in the leg. Barrett led the Manitoba NDP's candidate search committee in the buildup to the 1995 provincial election, placed an emphasis on recruiting women and minority candidates, she was re-elected, defeating her Liberal opponent by 2,000 votes. The Progressive Conservatives won a second majority government provincially, Barrett was named as her party's urban affairs critic.

In May 1998, she unveiled her party's platform for revitalizing the city of Winnipeg. Highlights of the platform included giving more power to city councillors and residents' associations, providing tax incentives for inner city renewal, guaranteeing stable funding for schools, renewing several aboriginal programs and enacting a new anti-gang policy; the New Democratic Party won a majority government in the 1999 provincial election. Barrett did not run for re-election in Wellington, but instead challenged popular Liberal incumbent Kevin Lamoureux in the neighbouring division of Inkster, she won by 143 votes. Barrett was regarded as a strong ally of incoming premier Gary Doer, there was little surprise when she was chosen as a member of his first cabinet. Barrett was sworn in as Minister of Labour on October 5, 1999, with responsibility for administering the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act and the Workers Compensation Act, as well as for the Civil Service and Multiculturalism. On January 17, 2001, her position was renamed as the Minister of Labour and Immigration, she was relieved of responsibility for the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act and the Civil Service.

LabourBarrett's primary accomplishment in office was to reform Manitoba's labour laws, reversing many of the decisions made by the right-wing government of Gary Filmon during the 1990s. Her reform legislation, introduced in July 2000, made union certification automatic if 65% of employees sign membership cards, allowed interim certifications, ensured that employees would not be fired for convictions involving minor offenses, gave employees the exclusive right to approve or reject arbitration if a labour dispute dragged on more than sixty days. Barrett argued that the changes were necessary to correct a decade of imbalance under the previous government; the bill was met with intense opposition from the business community and, in response to criticism, Barrett changed the bill to give either party in a labour dispute the right to call for binding arbitration after sixty days. Barrett allowed parents to take more time off work after the birth of their children, increased Manitoba's minimum wage by 25 cents for every year of her tenure in office.

Following extensive consultations, Barrett subsequently introduced reforms to Manitoba's workplace safety legislation in 2002. These changes gave workplace safety and health inspectors the right to fine employers who ignore safety violations, required employers to ensure their workers receive proper safety training, required a written health and safety program for all workplaces with more than twenty employees; some business groups again opposed these messages, though on this occasion Barrett received support from the labour movement and the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper. Barrett's reforms made Manitoba the first province in Canada to provide compensation for firefighters who develop certain types of cancer while on the job. Barrett established an arm's-length complaints office for Manitoba's Autopac program in April 2000, signed an official proclamation in the same month to commemorate the 13 Winnipeg civic workers, killed on the job since 1978. One month she announced the hiring of eight new workplace safety and health inspectors.

She announced a new round of civil service hiring in early 2001, with a particular focus on employment equity. Late in her term, she announced that Winnipeg paramedics would be added to a list of essential services not allowed to stri


Roseben was an American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame race horse who grew to such an enormous size that he was known as "The Big Train." Because of his great size, he was slow to mature but when he got moving in his fourth and sixth years of racing, he was called the greatest sprinter of his time. He ran under weights as high as 130 pounds in 59 of his races, as high as 140 pounds in 29 races. On more than one occasion, he won under 144 pounds, 146 pounds, 147 pounds. Once he finished second, he conceded huge weights to his opponents in 86 of his starts, once giving away 60 pounds at Brighton Beach Race Course in 1907 and still winning by two lengths. Purchased as a yearling by John Drake, Roseben did not reach the winner's circle until late in his three-year-old season. At two, he lost. At three, he won three races. After his first win, Drake auctioned him off, the big horse went to Davy Johnson for $3,800, it took only a few days for Roseben to win his next two races for Johnson. At four, Roseben raced twenty nine times, winning 19, placing in 5, showing in 2.

In his career, he went to the starting gate 111 times, won half of the time. He was out of the money only 22 times, always conceding enormous weight. In those days, handicapping races were common. Roseben ran in "overnighters," races. On the day he would run, his people could take the scratch, they had one hour to decide. Roseben's most famous achievement came in a 1906 allowance race at Belmont Park, where he set an American record for seven furlongs, clocking in at 1:22; the previous record was 1:25. It was close to thirty years before another good sprinter, equalled the time at Arlington Park in 1935. A further twelve years passed, it took Bold Ruler to surpass the record at fifty years after it was set. Roseben was a popular sensation for three seasons, running his races of seven or fewer furlongs, putting together winning streaks of six and seven races at a time, but at age eight, he wound up in three lowly claiming races. In his last start, where he could have been claimed for $1,000, he bowed a tendon.

He was second and gaining when he, as the record book says, "stopped badly." Retired, he was given to James Wadsworth, a New York State politician, who gave the huge gelding to his daughter as a pleasure horse. In 1918, Roseben died at the age of 17. "The History of Thoroughbred Racing in America" by William H. P. Robertson, Bonanza Books, New York, 1964 "Thoroughbred Champions, Championship the Horse and the Sport," by Kathleen Jones, 2002 "Champions, The Lives and Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds, Champions from 1893-2004," Revised Edition, by the Editors and Writers from the Daily Racing Form DRF Press ISBN 1-932910-02-6 Roseben’s pedigree plus photo

Van Wijngen International

Van Wijngen International is a European logistic company based in the Netherlands, in the middle of the Benelux transportation roads between the two main ports. The company owns around 110 trucks and provides services such as distributing goods with their own trucks and third party suppliers, they have two locations. Van Wijngen employs about 130 people. Van Wijngen was established as a small company owned by Martien van Wijngen since 1985. Back Van Wijngen transported fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers in Spain, the Netherlands and France. There was a high demand of fruits and vegetables to be delivered on time so that the farmers would get the highest market price; as time went by, the transportation of products had become the focus of the company. The head office of Van Wijngen International is located on the industrial terrain in Hazeldonk, Breda, they have another office with French employees based in France. All the neighboring countries have a population of more than 60 million people.

Van Wijngen saw this opportunity to step into the market of distributing common products. Due to the recession in 2008, many transportation companies had suffered severe consequences of the economic crisis. Van Wijngen was one of them, they had to cut down on the number of trucks they owned. However by 2013, things have picked up for the company. Official website


CEILIDH is a public key cryptosystem based on the discrete logarithm problem in algebraic torus. This idea was first introduced by Alice Silverberg and Karl Rubin in 2003; the main advantage of the system is the reduced size of the keys for the same security over basic schemes. Let q be a prime power. An integer n is chosen such that: The torus T n has an explicit rational parametrization. Φ n is divisible by a big prime l. Let m = ϕ where ϕ is the Euler function. Let ρ: T n → F q m a birational map and its inverse ψ. Choose α ∈ T n of order l and let g = ρ ); this Scheme is based on the Diffie-Hellman key agreement. Alice chooses a random number a, she sends it to Bob. Bob chooses a random number b, he sends it to Alice. Alice computes ρ a ) ∈ F q m Bob computes ρ b ) ∈ F q m ψ ∘ ρ is the identity, thus we have: ρ a ) = ρ b ) = ρ, the shared secret of Alice and Bob; this scheme is based on the ElGamal encryption. Key Generation Alice chooses a random number a as her private key; the resulting public key is P A = ρ ∈ F q m.

Encryption The message M is an element of F q m. Bob chooses a random integer k in the range 1 ≤ k ≤ l − 1. Bob computes γ = ρ ∈ F q m and δ = ρ ∈ F q m. Bob sends the ciphertext to Alice. Decryption Alice computes M = ρ; the CEILIDH scheme thus has similar security properties. If the computational Diffie-Hellman assumption holds the underlying cyclic group G the encryption function is one-way. If the decisional Diffie-Hellman assumption holds in G CEILIDH achieves semantic security. Semantic security is not implied by the computationa

Rahul (film)

Rahul is a 2001 Indian film directed and produced by Prakash Jha. The film stars Jatin Grewal and Yash Pathak in lead roles. Mira comes from a wealthy family, she wants to get married to Akash Sharma, not so wealthy. Against the wishes of her mother and brother, Mira gets married to Akash. Akash and Mira start a life full of love. Once Rahul is born Mira's family forgives them. Akash has his own small business of travel, he would not earn money by cheating. On Rahul's first birthday Akash gives Mira the permission of inviting her family. At the venue, Mira's family comes along and Mira's brother insults Akash to the core; this infuriates Akash and he hits Mira's brother. Mira asks Akash to apologise to her brother. Mira's family forcibly takes her away from Akash, she is forced to leave behind her son Rahul. Akash and Mira get divorced in the court and fearing that Akash might take her life in absence of Rahul, Mira is forced to give the custody of her only child to Akash, until he is at least 5 years old.

Rahul, so long living with his father misses his mother much. His father has infiltrated the idea in him that his mother is bad. However, he finds out from Uncle John that Mira is good and that she lives in Mahabaleshwar with her parents. Rahul secretly goes and meets her, after which he finds out that his mother is loving and caring towards him. Rahul and Mira continue to meet each other secretly. Meanwhile, Rahul falls ill quite which leads others including the family doctor to suggest that Akash goes for a second marriage with Sheila. Sheila cares for Rahul too. Akash refuses but agrees for the sake of Rahul. Rahul can not take her to be his mother. Mira comes to know the fact. Mira's family wants her to get married to Naveen. One day Akash finds out that Rahul are in touch, he forces the kid to tell Mira. This creates a tremendous pressure on Rahul's mind who falls sick; this leads Mira to come to the hospital and confront each other. Mira realizes that her family had been selfish all along and that Akash was not at fault.

After Rahul is treated, the two get united for the sake of Rahul. Yash Pathak as Rahul Sharma Jatin Grewal as Akash Sharma Neha Bajpai as Mira Singh Rajeshwari Sachdev as Sheila Singh as Rahul Teacher Mahesh Thakur as Naveen Malhotra Gulshan Grover as Uncle John Parikshat Sahni as Doctor Uncle Manish Wadhwa as Rohit Neena Kulkarni as Mrs. Singh Isha Koppikar as Special Appearance in item number Tanvi Hegde as Isha Rita Joshi Sudhir Mishra Vrajesh Hirjee as Isha's father Anil Nagrath The music is composed by Anu Malik while the lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. Rahul on IMDb