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Jammu's cold breaks 71-year record
Srinagar : With the minimum temperature settling at barely half a degree Celsius above the freezing point, Jammu city on Sunday recorded its coldest day since 1945, the weatherman said on Monday.
 
People in Jammu continued to shiver as throughout the past week, with dense fog and chilly wave affecting their lives on Monday.
 
The weather office has forecast chilly days in Jammu till January 27. "Foggy weather accompanied by chilly wind will continue in Jammu city till 27th of this month," said Sonam Lotus, director of Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department.
 
The dense fog forced cancellation and rescheduling of trains to and from Jammu city. The air traffic also remained suspended due to poor visibility. Motorists used headlights and blinkers to caution the vehicles ahead in the fog-blanketed city. 
 
The minimum temperature recorded in Jammu city on Monday was 3.2 degrees Celsius. It was 4.9 in Katra, 1.9 in Batote, fractionally above the freezing point at 0.1 at Banihal and 0.8 in Udhampur town, and minus 0.9 in Bhaderwah. 
 
In Srinagar, the night temperature stayed well below the freezing point at minus 3.3 degrees Celsius on Monday, while it was minus 5.9 in Pahalgam and minus 4.5 in Gulmarg. 
 
In the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature was a whopping minus 14.7 degrees Celsius in the Leh town and minus 15.6 in Kargil town. 
 
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High-profile executives quit Twitter, major overhaul expected
New York : With some of the high-profile executives putting in their papers, Twitter is set for a major overhaul this week under Jack Dorsey, the new CEO of the micro-blogging site, to revive the company's fortune, media reported.
 
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company’s head of engineering Alex Roetter and product chief Kevin Weil are departing, along with Katie Stanton, the company’s high-profile head of media who had informed the company of her intention to quit some time back.
 
With this, Dorsey is planning to bring in two board members this week in a bid to revive the company and earn the trust of investors.
 
Stanton’s team might be reorganised under chief operating officer Adam Bain and a new incoming chief marketing officer.
 
Dorsey, 39, who had also served as the chairman of Twitter in past, had told the company that he would return as the CEO on a condition that the entire eight-member board must be replaced.
 
Dorsey, who featured on 11th spot on Forbes’ list of “America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2015", is trying to revamp the company that had fallen into disarray under his predecessor, CEO Dick Costolo.
 
Frequent management changes, strategy shifts and a sinking stock price paralysed the company. Twitter failed to evolve its product in a way to appeal to the mainstream mass, resulting in a growth stunt and investor concern, the report said.
 
Dorsey, who officially took over as CEO on October 5 last year, has made several roster moves, including cutting jobs and naming Google’s former chief business officer, Omid Kordestani, as Twitter’s executive chairman.
 
Under Dorsey, Twitter has released a news curation feature “Moments” and reportedly the company is working to extend Twitter’s identifying 140-character limit to 10,000.
 
Twitter’s eight-person board includes venture capitalist Peter Fenton, Hollywood executive Peter Chernin and Silicon Valley business executive Peter Currie.
 
The board also includes Evan Williams, who co-founded Twitter along with Dorsey and is one of the largest individual owners of Twitter stock.
 
Investors will be looking forward to Twitter as the company is expected to announce its fourth-quarter earnings on February 10, the reports added.
 
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Doctors in US city go paperless by using Google Glass
New York : Ten doctors at CHI Health Centre in the Omaha city of Nebraska state in the US are using Google Glass - personal assistant tool to help them take better care of patients by reducing the cumbersome paperwork.
 
Google Glass allows a remote scribe to take detailed notes for the physician - allowing the doctor to provide more direct patient care, ketv.com reported on Saturday.
 
The scribe delivers vital information like weight, lab work and blood pressure to the doctor through a projector, the report added.
 
"I had a hard time with the typing in the room," a doctor said, adding, "For me, if I don't look at a patient’s face, I would miss a lot of emotions. Now, I don't even have to turn on the computer in the room.”
 
The doctor said she just asks her helper scribe to put information and she gets it in no time.
 
According to the report, although the patients or the doctors cannot see or hear the scribe, they can see and hear what is going on during the appointment through a projector.
 
The health centre would soon be give away more devices to 10 more doctors, the report added.
 
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