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first_img1) Shower in styleBathrooms are fast moving out of the private corners of the home and becoming designer spaces meant to be shown off. From smart fittings and technology to aesthetic designs, new-age bathrooms are like mini spa rooms, right in your own house. So when Sternhagen, a German bathroom,1) Shower in styleBathrooms are fast moving out of the private corners of the home and becoming designer spaces meant to be shown off. From smart fittings and technology to aesthetic designs, new-age bathrooms are like mini spa rooms, right in your own house. So when Sternhagen, a German bathroom brand, launched in Ahmedabad, it brought along a daily suite experience that combines technology and aesthetics with the right dose of functionality.At the 6,000 sq feet flagship showroom in Ahmedabad, the focus is entirely on the Artistic Bathroom Suites concept. “We want to create bathroom suites with such unique visual, artistic and emotional appeal, that when someone with an eye for superior design sees it, they know that it could only be a Sternhagen,” says Chirag Parekh, chairman and managing director of Acrysil Limited who has collaborated with German product designers to launch the brand. AT 4, Indraprasth Corporate opposite Shell Petrol Pump, Prahladnagar, Satellite, Ahmedabad DETAILS sternhagen.com2) The winter platterGujarat is known for its sweet tooth and chefs swear by milk and sugar as their go-to magic ingredients for a quick recipe that’s sure to charm the palate. But even as the calorie conscious resist the temptation to get their sugar fix, Chef Sunil Rajawat of The Metropole Hotel talks about two desserts that are easy to make and come with a dash of nutrition-the makhana kheer and dates and sesame ladoos.”Makhana is known for its nutritive properties so when you cook slightly roasted makhana with milk and grated coconut, it adds to the flavour and is also a healthy dish,” he says. Top it with nuts and dried fruits for an extra dose of nutrition and flavour or when you want to turn it into a special dessert for parties or weddings. With the winter chill setting in, Rajawat brings out warming foods like dates, sesame and nuts. “A seasonal menu brings a lot of health benefits so if lighter foods, fresh salads and juices are good for the summers, winters are a time when you can use a lot of ghee and dried fruits and nuts that keep the body warm and free of winter ailments,” he says.advertisementFor winter weddings at the hotel, he makes dates and sesame ladoos which combine the warming properties of dates and sesame and the natural sugar from the dates. There’s no added sugar which makes this dish a healthy option. AT The Metropole Hotel, Subhash Road Corner, Ahmedabad DETAILS Fashion forwardWith the wedding and party season setting in, the launch of Atosa, a multi-designer fashion store from Mumbai, has come at just the right time, giving the city’s fashion conscious more reasons to shop. The brand, brought to the city by fashion-loving entrepreneurs Dipali Shah and Riddhi Patel, brings a number of designers from across the country, under one roof. DON’T MISS Look out for creations by Kallol Datta, Anand Kabra, Priyadarshini Rao, AM:PM, LOKA, Trupsel and Bodhi Tree. AT 001 B, Parshwanath E-Square, Next to Titanium, Corporate Road, Prahaladnagar, Ahmedabad4) Teeing offCatch them young, especially when it comes to golf is the motto of the newly formed Golf Course Owners Association (GCOA), in which leading golf clubs have joined hands to promote the sport and turn Gujarat into a leading golfing destination. The number of players-amateurs and professionals- dotting the golf courses every morning is proof of the game’s increasing popularity in Ahmedabad.So, as a larger number of people, young and old, take to the game, golf clubs have launched association to popularise the sport among the youth, especially school students. So, prominent golf clubs such as the Kalhaar Blues and Greens, the Kensville Golf Club, Gulmohar Greens Golf and Country Club and Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club have launched the initiative that will promote golf training and offer scholarships to players with potential. Says Devang Shah, president of the GCOA,”We want to erase the notion that golf is a rich man’s game; we are making the game available to the common man by providing them playing opportunities on state affiliated golf courses.”JUNIORS CLUB There’s a special juniors development programme which will rope in schools and social clubs to encourage young children to join training camps and around 20 students will be selected for higher training by senior coaches. TEL 98250059095) Trinkets and baublesIf your trinket box is loaded with beads, baubles and silver ware, bring in something new with earrings made of polymer clay. Tripti’s Exclusive, an online brand by self taught designer Nishtha Goel, turns polymer clay, a modelling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride, into pretty trinkets in quirky designs.advertisementWhile the clay makes for an unconventional material, Goel’s collection stands out because of its vibrant colours and designs of flowers and figures of Indian mythology. There are orchid-shaped studs, a necklace with prints of the marigold flower and sunflower-print earrings. But what really makes the designs look different is the collection inspired by mythology such as earrings that resemble popular images of Shiva, Krishna, Radha and Kali. DON’T MISS Dress up your outfit with flower-inspired earrings like the pansy, a delicate violet-coloured garden flower or the pink-and-lavender studs that look like orchids. PRICE Earrings, Rs 550 onwards AT triptiexclusive.com6) High notes: November 27Music lovers should head to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium as popular Bollywood singer, Shreya Ghosal comes to Ahmedabad for a live concert. Expect a mix of foot-tapping chartbusters and melodies, as the singer will croon some of her popular numbers. AT Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad TIME 6.30 p.m. onwards CALL 8980004076 for bookings7) Click for inspirationIf you’re planning to get hitched or have invitations for wedding this season, get a lowdown on the latest trends from this new digital wedding portal called Wedding Soiree. The portal gives a peek into trends for wedding celebrations, style tips, party ideas and heartwarming stories of real life couples who’ve just tied the knot. They’ve got a list of photographers, wedding planners and designers from Ahmedabad as well, so if you’re looking for some inspiration and contacts, then Wedding Soiree might be of help. weddingsoiree.in8) Down to earth: November 27Explore the biodiversity of the unexplored lands and mangrove forests, away from the city life with Mudflat Hiking, a group that takes you to spend a day in the creeks, intertidal mudflats, seasonal freshwater shallow lakes, salt pans, saline land and mangrove scrubs. The day-long trek is an eye opener that gives you a peek into the ecology of the area and the lives of the fishing community in the coastal villages. AT Bharuch, Gulf of Khambhat TEL 0982468488 to book a place9) Party for fitness: November 20Drop a few kilos and tone your muscles with a fitness Bokwa party by Bhavin Vyas and Priyal Thakkar. Bokwa, which uses movements that draw designs of alphabets and numbers, is fast getting popular as a fitness form. Move to the fast music and dance away the calories. PRICE Rs 149 TIME 7.30 a.m. AT Club O7, near Samatva Bungalows, Off S.P. Ring Road, Shela, AhmedabadDiscovery/Picture perfectWhen Kalol-based travel photographer Riya Sharma, 21, won a nomination to the Academy Award for Best Artist of the Year 2016 organised by the Costanza Foundation and the World Directory of Artists, she added yet another feather to her cap. A travel photographer, Sharma, who goes by the name of VJ Riya, focuses on street photography, capturing images and moments that, she says, we often miss in our fast-paced lives. A graduate in travel and professional photography from the New York Institute of Photography, Sharma recently exhibited her works at the Brick Lane Gallery in London and New York’s Agora Gallery. The young photographer also won the Shakespeare Art Awards in Italy in June this year and the Asian Awards London 2016 for Outstanding Achievements in Arts. 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first_imgThe Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version has received an unofficial price cut of a whopping Rs 5,000 in India, bringing the price of the phone down to Rs 65,900. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ was, well until now, retailing for Rs 70,900. It was originally launched at a price of Rs 74,900. This is not all that surprising though since the company is now gearing to launch its recently unveiled Galaxy Note 8 in the country — sometime in mid-September — and the phone is likely to cost Rs 70,000+. Now that the Galaxy S8+ costs below Rs 70,000 we can safely assume that the Galaxy Note 8 would cost more than Rs 70,000 upon arrival in India.   The new price cut is limited to the Galaxy S8+ 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. To recall, Samsung Galaxy S8+ (6GB RAM/128GB) was initially launched at a price tag of Rs 74,900. Soon after which the South Korean company decided to reduce the price of the smartphone by Rs 4,000. Now the phone gets a price cut of Rs 5,000. This means that 6GB variant of the Galaxy S8+ gets a total price cut of Rs 9,000. After the price drop, the smartphone is currently available at Rs 65,900 in India.The Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage version was launched in India only in July, and getting a total price cut of Rs 9,00 is obviously a big deal. Well, the reason behind these frequent price cuts is obviously the coming of Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes in two variants. One variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the other version comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage. The only differences between the two phones are the RAM and storage set-up. Other specs are identical.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ review: Cutting the edge and doing it in styleThe India variants of the smartphone are powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 chip, while the US version comes with the latest processor by Qualcomm – Snapdragon 835. The Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 1440×2960 pixels. The 128GB variant comes with 6GB of RAM. The storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.The Galaxy S8+ comes with two camera sensors of 12-megapixel at the back which comes along with optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture. While on the front, the smartphones sports an 8-megapixel front camera which comes along with autofocus and an f/1.7 aperture. The smartphone also comes with iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. It further supports wireless charging, and is backed by a 3500mAh battery.Meanwhile, the South Korean smartphone maker finally unveiled the much rumoured Galaxy Note 8 in the New York City. The company will reportedly bring this Note 7 successor to the Indian stores sometime around the second week of September. The phablet globally be available for buying from September at a price tag of $930, which roughly comes around – Rs 59,561. The key features of the phablet include — 6.3-inch infinity display, dual cameras at the back, Snapdragon 835 and Bixby assistant.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Top 8 features that make Samsung’s new Note a complete packagelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook says it doesn’t know whether hackers had specific targets in exploiting security vulnerabilities to access some 50 million user accounts.Facebook executive Guy Rosen says the attack seems broad. He says Facebook doesn’t know who’s behind the attacks or where they’re based.The company says hackers exploited its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else.Rosen says the bug somehow allowed a video uploader to appear for sending happy birthday messages.Another bug then created a log-in key that made Facebook think the hacker had legitimately signed in with the account being viewed.Facebook says the investigation is continuing.APlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On the early morning of June 16, Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a robbery that occurred on the north side of 100 Avenue and 102 Street.According to RCMP, at around 3:00 a.m., a mountain bike rider was on their way to work when the cyclist was accosted by four male suspects.Police say the suspects ranged in height from 5’4″ to 5’10” and were all wearing black hoodies with white and blue bandanas covering the bottom of their faces. It is said that one of the suspects punched the victim in the face causing the rider to fall off their bike.  The suspects then took the red mountain bike and left eastbound on 100 Avenue.The Fort St John RCMP Police Dog Services unit attended the scene but was not able to locate the suspects.The RCMP believe this is an isolated incident and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

Rabat  –  Eleven Moroccan pilgrims died and eight other were wounded in a stampede last week in Mina, on the outskirts of Mecca, the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation said.Twenty seven other pilgrims are still reported missing, says the release which recalled that upon instructions of King Mohammed VI, a delegation composed of representatives of the ministries of interior, foreign affairs, health and Habous and Islamic affairs, visited hospitals and the morgue in Mecca to follow up the identification of the Moroccan victims and determine their location.The inter-ministerial delegation also held meetings with Saudi authorities in charge of security and health over speeding up technical and administrative procedures. read more

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx with new crash test dummies called ‘THOR’, speaks during the announcement for plans to update its safety rating system for new cars to include whether the car has technology to avoid crashes, in addition to how well it protects occupants in accidents in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. In addition, the crash tests will be improved to include accidents in which cars collide at an angle, and they will use improved crash-test dummies that better represent how accidents impact the human body. And the rating system will reward cars designed to protect pedestrians who are struck by them.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) 5-star new car safety rating to include collision prevention technologies for first time by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 8, 2015 12:39 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The government on Tuesday announced plans to update its safety rating system for new cars and trucks to include whether the vehicle has technology to avoid crashes, in addition to how well it protects occupants in accidents.The 5-star rating system now uses crash tests to assess how well people inside are shielded from injury or death in front, side and rollover crashes.While that will remain a big factor in the ratings, they also will take into account whether the vehicle has nine technologies that can help prevent or lessen the severity of crashes. Those technologies include sensors that can detect an imminent frontal collision and apply the brakes, or warn drivers about vehicles in their blind spots or that they’re drifting into another lane.Some technologies automatically switch headlight high beams to low beams when another vehicle is approaching, help prevent rollovers, and employ amber rear turn signal lights that drivers are quicker to identify as indicating a turn rather than braking.In addition, the ratings will include a new type crash test designed to simulate cars that collide at an angle. Crash tests will also use improved crash-test dummies that better represent how accidents impact the human body. And the rating system will reward cars designed to protect pedestrians who are struck by them.“We’re going to raise the bar when it comes to protecting vehicle occupants,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.The department’s goal, Foxx said, is to ultimately prevent crashes altogether. He said he’s hopeful that will happen in his lifetime.The rating system posts a rating of one to five stars on the window stickers of new cars to help shoppers identify the safest vehicles. The new system will also include half stars as well as full stars to get at nuances in safety features, said Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which administers the ratings system. For example, a vehicle might get a half star for technology that automatically warns drivers of an impending frontal collision, but a whole star if the system automatically applies the brakes, he said.The changes proposed for the system are subject to a 60-day public comment period, and final rules are to be issued next year. Consumers would begin seeing the new ratings on cars in model year 2019.The new crash dummies will have over 100 sensors, including four in the rib cage, while current dummies have only 50 or 60 sensors and just one in the rib cage, NHTSA officials said. The dummies also reflect more recent knowledge of how injuries occur, they said.An estimated 17 million new cars and trucks are expected to be sold this year. Traffic fatalities dropped in 2014 to less than 33,000, but data from the first half of this year indicates they are increasing steeply again as the economy continues to improve and the price of gasoline drops.Both automakers and safety advocates applauded the proposed changes.“Crash-avoidance technologies can be life-saving innovations that we’re eager to see consumers embrace,” the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said in a statement. “Looking ahead, a significant portion of future highway safety gains will likely come from these advanced technologies.”William Wallace, a policy analyst for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports magazine, said the updates “will create a powerful incentive for automakers to make the latest life-saving technologies available on more vehicles more quickly, and that’s great news for consumers.”One of the government’s aims in updating the rating system is to put pressure on automakers to include crash prevention technologies in all vehicles, not just more expensive luxury models, Foxx said. In the past, automakers have voluntarily included more safety technology in vehicles in an effort to earn more stars, but many of the nine technologies proposed for the rating system are primarily available in a limited number of higher end vehicles.Over 90 per cent of new vehicles today earn a four or five star rating, but those vehicles would likely earn only about three and a half stars under the updated system, Rosekind said.The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates accidents, has recommended that NHTSA simply require automatics to include more advanced safety technologies in new cars. Automakers oppose requiring the new technologies, saying it should be up to consumers whether they want to pay for additional safety features or not.“Whether these technologies are mandated in the future or not, we think this is market changing stuff that is going to impact safety to the good,” Foxx said.___Follow Joan Lowy on Twitter at Her work can be found at read more

Hilde F. Johnson, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), made the announcement in the capital, Juba, following a meeting with President Salva Kiir.“I informed the President that I have come to the end of my term and I will be departing South Sudan. It has been a real honour to serve and I will be still here for a few weeks but South Sudan has a strong place in my heart and will continue to have that.”Ms. Johnson has been at the helm of UNMISS since the mission was established in July 2011, when the country gained its independence from Sudan.On Tuesday, the Security Council extended UNMISS until 30 November of this year, and revised its mandate to give priority to the task of protecting civilians and to address the security, humanitarian and political crisis that has gripped the nation for the past six months.Political infighting between President Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar turned into a full-fledged conflict in mid-December that has uprooted over one million people, including 75,000 and 80,000 civilians who have sought safety at UNMISS bases around the country for months since the violence began.Credit: UNIFEED-UNTV read more

UK car production fell by -5.5% in June, with 128,799 cars rolling off production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). While exports grew 6.0% in the month, this couldn’t offset a -47.2% decline in production for the UK. Model cycles, operational changes and preparation for a new range of next generation vehicle technology ahead of new WLTP emissions standards, all played a part in the month’s anomaly.Production for export has continued to drive volumes throughout 2018, with overseas orders broadly stable, down by a marginal -0.8% in the first six months. In the year to date, 675,187 cars have been built for global markets, helping to mitigate disappointing domestic demand, with overall output down by just -3.3% to 834,402 units.In the six months to June, global demand for British-built cars grew in a number of key markets, notably the US – the UK’s second largest exports destination after the EU – where exports rose by 1.5% thanks to a raft of new, desirable models. Demand also grew substantially in Japan (+77.3%) and South Korea (+67.8%), while China maintained its position as the UK’s third biggest customer, taking 6.4% of exports.However, despite a -3.6% decline in demand, the EU remained the UK’s biggest trading partner, accounting for 360,270 units – more than half of all cars produced for export (53.4%). Individually, EU countries also made up half of UK Automotive’s top 10 export destinations, with Germany, Italy and France the UK’s second, third and fourth biggest markets after the US and ahead of China.Although UK Automotive now exports more than eight out of every 10 cars it builds to more than 160 countries worldwide, it is also a major importer. More than 87% of the cars registered by British buyers in the first six months of the year came from overseas plants, and more than two thirds (69.1%) from the EU, highlighting the importance of tariff- and barrier-free trade.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, June’s results demonstrate the risks of judging automotive performance one month in isolation, with numerous and varied factors creating a perfect storm for home market output. Looking at the longer-term picture, the sector is performing as expected in the context of market conditions at home and abroad.First half figures are a reminder of the exports-led nature of UK Automotive, the integrated EU supply chain and our mutual dependency on free and frictionless trade. The UK government’s latest Brexit proposals are a step in the right direction to safeguard future growth, jobs and consumer choice – not just in Britain but right across Europe.We now look to negotiators on both sides to recognise the needs of the whole European automotive industry which, combined, employs more than 12 million people. Any disruption risks undermining one of our most valuable shared economic assets.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK car manufacturing falls by moderate -3.3% in first half of 2018 to 834,402 units as strong exports bolster disappointing domestic demand.Output for June declines -5.5% as perfect storm of events hits production for the UK, down -47.2%.Exports rise 6.0% in the month, with 113,152 British-built cars destined for global markets – almost 4,000 every day.SMMT calls for Brexit negotiators to back free and frictionless trade to safeguard one of EU’s most valuable assets. read more

Cornerbacks and special teams coach Kerry Coombs celebrates the Buckeyes victory over Wisconsin on Nov. 17, 2012 at Camp Randall Stadium. OSU won, 21-14.Sophomore cornerback Armani Reeves will have big shoes to fill for the Ohio State football team when it kicks off its season Aug. 31 versus Buffalo. With star cornerback Bradley Roby suspended for the season opener, Reeves will take Roby’s place in the starting lineup opposite junior Doran Grant, OSU cornerbacks coach KerryCoombs said Monday.Reeves said Monday he is looking forward to the opportunity to be a starter, if only for one game.“I can’t wait to have all my family and friends see me on the field,” Reeves said. “It’s going to be fun.”OSU coach Urban Meyer announced Saturday that Roby, a redshirtjunior, would be suspended for at least the first game of the season for his involvement in an incident at a bar in Bloomington, Ind., on July 21. That announcement came one day after Roby’s charge was downgraded from misdemeanor battery to disorderly conduct.Roby was one of the nation’s best cornerbacks last season as a redshirt sophomore. He had 19 pass defenses in 11 games for a nation-best rate of 1.73 pass defenses per game. He was named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and a second-team All-American.Meyer has not ruled out the possibility of Roby being suspended for more than one game, but he is expected to return as the team’s No. 1 cornerback once he is off suspension.Coombs said Reeves has earned the opportunity to start against Buffalo.“(Reeves has had an) incredible offseason, great spring, worked really hard, understands the game, very committed, very focused,” Coombs said. “(He) still has to play, so we’ll find out on the 31st, but he’s going to line up, and he’s going to play, and I’m excited to see him play.”Starting opposite Reeves will be Grant, who is taking Travis Howard’s place in the starting lineup at cornerback.“I feel good. I feel ready to play. I’m ready for the season to get started,” Grant said.Grant started one game last season versus UAB in place of Roby. He saw action in all 12 games, accumulated 19 tackles and had an interception, a sack and a fumble recovery during the season.Going into this season as a starter, Grant said he has a fresh mindset and is going to play more aggressively.“I prepared for it just like I did last season,” Grant said. “I just grew a little bit, little bit more confident and I’m ready for Aug. 31.”Coombs said he’s confident in Grant’s ability.“I think there’s a difference when you walk in and hope to get a job, and when you’ve earned a job,” Coombs said. “I think he feels very, very confident in his ability to do that job. I know that I do.”With Roby’s ability to make plays on the ball and lock down opponents in coverage, opposing teams may be more prone to throw at Grant this season. Grant said he is looking forward to be tested by his opponents.“To me, it’s just more opportunity in my eyes,” Grant said.Coombs said Grant has been tested by all of the Buckeyes’ top wide receivers in fall camp, and that Grant has responded “incredibly well.”“If you’re going to play this position at this level, you better hope to be tested, that’s why you want to be there,” Coombssaid. “You’re standing out there on the island all by yourself. It takes a man’s man to play corner in the Big Ten Conference and I would expect that he’s really excited about that.”Redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Guiton said throwing against Grant in practice has been a challenge.“He’s a guy that works hard and he’s always in there and I think he’s going to do real good,” Guiton said. “He’s there, he’s always there, you have to make a good pass to complete it on him.”In football terminology, Roby plays boundary cornerback, which means he will play on the short side of the field and typically see more one-on-one matchups with the opposing team’s best receiver. Grant will play the field cornerback spot opposite Roby, but for the season opener, Coombs said both Grant and Reeves could see time as the boundary cornerback.“For the first game, Doran (Grant) will play some boundary, Armani (Reeves) will play some boundary,” Coombs said. “The throw is shorter to the boundary so it’s an easier throw. Offenses put their best guy there a lot. So a shorter throw to a better receiver requires tighter coverage. The skill set in the boundary is a little different than the skill set to the field.”Roby may be one of the nation’s best cornerbacks, but Coombs said the secondary will be fine without him in the lineup.“I want to make sure I’m very, very clear: We’re going to be good regardless of who’s in there,” Coombs said.Behind Roby, Grant and Reeves, the Buckeyes are relying on youth to step up quickly at cornerback.Three true freshmen — Eli Apple, Cam Burrows and Gareon Conley — are currently battling for depth chart position at cornerback behind Reeves, Coombs said.“They’re battling their butt(s) off,” Coombs said. “The guy who makes it through that the best is the guy that’s going to play the most, but I would expect all of them to play this year.”As for Reeves, he said although he is excited to start, his preparation will not change if he returns to a backup role upon Roby’s return.“Obviously he’s one of the best in the country, if not the best, so when he comes back I’m still going to do the same thing I’ve been doing all the time, and that’s working hard,” Reeves said of Roby. “And if I’m on the field at corner, I’m going to be going hard.”Reeves said Roby has still been the same player in camp too, even though he will be forced to sit out the opening game.“He’s been very supportive and working hard like always,” Reeves said. “Nothing’s really changed for him. Still a hard worker, film everyday, technique’s always on point.”The Aug. 31 season opener versus Buffalo is scheduled for a noon kickoff at Ohio Stadium. read more

first_imgNEW JUNIOR MINISTER Joe McHugh, who’s appointment to the ‘Gaeltacht Affairs’ brief was met with criticism after he admitted his Irish “wasn’t great”, has been blogging about his progress learning the language.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said McHugh would be sent for summer cramming classes in the wake of his promotion earlier this month.And the Donegal politician’s following through with the plan it seems.He says he had a “busy but productive week” at Donegal’s Gleann Cholm Cille Gaeltacht last week.So productive, in fact, that he’s now “thinking in Irish” apparently…“I had a busy but productive week and the standard of teaching was excellent,” McHugh wrote in a blog post on the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht website.“I met a lot of people from all over Ireland, as well as from Wales, Scotland, Bosnia, the US, Germany and Sweden.“We had a common bond – a passion for the Irish language – and we had the opportunity to learn it both inside and outside the classroom.“By the end of the week, I felt as though I was thinking in Irish a lot more often than before and I was very pleased with the progress I had made.“However, I know that I am still struggling and will be for some time yet, especially with the grammar. I must work on increasing my self-confidence.“Nonetheless I’m positive and I know that Rome wasn’t built in a day.“There is great motivation to be found in the Gaeltacht, where the language is to be heard all the time, spoken among young and old.”(Note: There’s an Irish language version of the blog post too for any saineolaí out there.)McHugh’s promotion to the brief was criticised by, amongst others, former Gaeltacht Affairs minister Éamon Ó Cuív, who said he was “shocked and disappointed” that the Taoiseach had chosen someone who is not a fluent speaker.However, the Donegal TD put in a defiant performance as he defended his role, throwing out more than a cúpla focal in an answer to a Dáil question from Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín.Read Here’s how the new Gaeltacht minister got on answering a question as GaeilgeRead The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irishlast_img read more

first_imgSamsung might have already announced that it had absolutely zero interest in webOS, but the exact reason why has now been made abundantly clear. It turns out that Samsung had been batting its eyes furtively at someone else: MeeGo.Technically, it’s not quite MeeGo, but a re-born OS called Tizen — which is also absorbing the LiMo project. Tizen will be hosted by The Linux Foundation,  while Samsung and Intel lead the technical teams in charge of development. The first public release of Tizen is slated for the first quarter of next year, and the development process will be completely open — none of that “develop closed, release open when we’re ready” business like with Android.Samsung, of course, has been a tad nervous about Android ever since the Google-Motorola Mobility deal went down. But with no interest in webOS and its own Bada OS to look after, it seemed as though Samsung might be content to keep plugging away without getting its hands dirty in someone else’s code.Interestingly enough, Tizen applications will be built using HTML5 and other standard web code. That’s a lot like what Mozilla wants to do with its Boot To Gecko project — right down to Tizen’s plans to offer APIs that will allow those languages access to hardware like cameras and network adapters and features like messaging and multimedia.Time will tell if this is a smart move by Samsung. Interest in MeeGo has been fairly limited so far, so the trio has its work cut out if Tizen is to become a success. At least they didn’t have to shell out $1.2 billion to pick up an OS like some people.More at Tizenlast_img read more

first_img Image: By Aoife Barry Sunday 25 Feb 2018, 9:10 PM Man (20s) arrested in connection with murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe The detective garda was killed in the line of duty at a credit union in Bellurgan in Co Louth in 2013. Share611 Tweet Email5 36,141 Views GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in connection with the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth five years ago.The 41-year-old was killed in the line of duty at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, on 25 January 2013.Gardaí from Dundalk said tonight they have arrested a male in his 20s in connection with the murder.He was arrested in Dublin earlier this evening and is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 as amended.Gardaí had put out an appeal in relation to the garda’s murder earlier this year.On the fifth anniversary of the garda’s murder, Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan said “many lives were left shattered” by his death.Gardaí made thousands of enquiries and viewed over 20,000 hours of CCTV footage as part of their investigations into Garda Donohoe’s killing. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Short URL Garda Adrian Donohoe. Image: Feb 25th 2018, 9:10 PM Garda Adrian Donohoe. 34 Comments last_img read more

first_imgSiri : une fausse application pour Android supprimée par GoogleGoogle a supprimé de sa boutique d’applications pour mobiles, l’Android Market, un logiciel se faisant passer pour une copie “officielle” de Siri, mais dédiée au système d’exploitation du géant de Mountain View. S’il existe plusieurs applications offrant un service semblable à l’assistant vocal d’Apple pour l’heure réservé à l’iPhone 4S, celle-ci utilisait le nom Siri, et c’est la raison pour laquelle elle a été supprimée.Google a exlu de son Android Market une fausse application Siri dédiée à son OS mobile. Alors que plusieurs logiciels pour Android copiant l’outil de reconnaissance vocale d’Apple ont fleuri sur la boutique en ligne ces dernières semaines, celui-ci utilisait le nom Siri et le logo de l’assistant vocal apparu avec l’iPhone 4S. Le logiciel allait jusqu’à se faire passer pour une appli officielle, en se faisant appeler “Siri for Android – Official App”, et en trompant alors nombre d’utilisateurs.À lire aussiGoogle coupe les ponts avec Huawei : ce que risquent les utilisateurs d’AndroidPubliée en décembre, l’application a très rapidement été supprimée par Google, qui entretient avec Apple des relations suffisamment tendues pour ne pas les aggraver encore. Le géant de Mountain View a également puni l’éditeur de l’appli, qui s’est vu priver de sa licence pour avoir enfreint les règles de la boutique. A noter que Google, qui vient de s’offrir la firme CleverSense, l’éditrice de l’application mobile Alfred, est en train de plancher sur son propre assistant vocal pour contrer son rival. Baptisé Majel, selon AndroidAndMe, il devrait comme Siri, analyser le langage naturel pour lancer des commandes de diverses façons. Il s’agirait d’une extension du service Google Voice Actions.Le 2 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel hopes their 1-0 away victory at Cardiff has made Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s family proud.It was an emotional day as players, staff and fans paid tribute to the late owner in their first game since last weekend’s tragic helicopter crash.Demarai Gray’s lone goal in the second-half was enough to seal the three points for Leicester City.“I feel proud,” said Schmeichel, via Leicester Mercury.“It has been a really tough week for everyone. The way everyone has handled themselves, it is a testament to the family that Vichai built. That took a lot.“So proud of how everyone played, how professional they were.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Always going to be an emotional day but I’m glad we got the three points.“You come across very few people in your life that hit you there and impact you. He had a really big impact on my life. You can see from the reaction of everybody that he had an impact on so many lives.“It’s a man that we’re immensely proud to have known. His family, that’s what we’re thinking about.“We’re all hurting, we’re really hurting, but we can’t imagine what they’re going through.“So we wanted to do it for him and for his family tonight.”last_img read more

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — A rare freezing rain caused major havoc in Salt Lake City on Thursday, creating sheets of ice on roads, sidewalks and airport runways.The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed for about three hours, delaying hundreds of passengers. The closure came after a Frontier Airlines plane landing from Denver slid on a patch of ice while on the runway. Nobody was injured.Morning commutes were brought to a crawl by the icy conditions, which caused dozens of accidents that closed lanes on roadways. Utah Highway Patrol called in off-duty officers to deal with all the accidents.In downtown Salt Lake City and at the University of Utah, people walked gingerly to avoid falling on the ice. At the university library,a frozen pipe burst, leading to a temporarily evacuation.Freezing rain is uncommon in Salt Lake City. Thursday marked just the 10th time there’s been measurable frozen rain at the airport since 1940, said Monica Traphagan, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Salt Lake City.The amount of freezing rain at the airport is the most since Dec. 31, 1983, Traphagan said. The effect is caused by precipitation that begins as rain in the warmer upper atmosphere but freezes when it hits the valley floor that is below freezing, she said. The inversion effect — which causes the Salt Lake City metro area to have some of the country’s unhealthiest air during the winter — keeps cold air trapped in the valley.last_img read more

first_imgIn picture: Vinsonis the flag ship in Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, and is participating in the annual bi-lateral naval field training exercise with the Indian Navy to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (2012) [Representational image]Creative commonsThe Indian Navy has put all its bases and warships on high alert to counter a possible terror strike after the central government revoked Article 370 and split Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. The possibility for terror attacks through the eastern and western fronts have escalated, officials have said. “We are on a state of heightened alert on the eastern and western seaboards,” the Hindustan Times cited an unnamed official as saying. The Pakistan government had expressed strong protest against the move and expelled the Indian envoy. Pakistan also suspended trade and halted rail transport across the border. The high alert comes even as India is preparing to celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on August 15. The security agencies also fear a possible Pulwama-like terror attack to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations. The Indian Army has deployed many troops in J&K in case of any misadventures from Pakistan.”Lately Pakistan has been openly threatening about certain incidents in Kashmir. Notwithstanding we’ll take care of all of them; let anyone come & try & disrupt the peace in valley, we will have him eliminated!” Lt General KJS Dhillon said in a video posted by Chinar Corps on Twitter.Earlier, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had warned that the Pak army will take all measures to meet its ‘obligations towards the people of Kashmir.’  “The military leadership fully supports the Pakistan government’s rejections of Indian actions regarding Kashmir and is prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil obligations to the Kashmiri people,” Bajwa had said, according to The Statesman. Earlier this week Home Minister Amit Shah piloted the abrogation of the cardinal Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir through a Presidential Order and formed two Union Territories in its place. J&K has been made a Union Territory in the mold of Delhi with an elected legislative assembly and Ladakh a Union Territory without an elected body.While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of ‘serious repercussions’ India has maintained that the matter of bifurcating the state into union territories under The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 on August 5 is an internal matter and advised other parties to stay out of its parliamentary decisions.last_img read more

first_imgYou can read full article here: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… SAWASDEE: eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Thai fans of movie director Woody Allen have a treat in store while they wait for his latest movie “Wonder Wheel” to be released in Thailand. Four of his movies will be re-released between 27th and 30th January before the official release of “Wonder Wheel” on 1st February. The movies in the festival are “Everyone Says I love you” (1996), “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion” (2001), “Magic in the Moonlight” (2014) and “Café Society” (2016). The movies will be shown at Paragon Cineplex, Quartier Cineart, Esplanade Cineplex, Major Ratchayothin, and Major Chiang Mai. All movies start at 7:00pm On 31st January, Japanese Film Festival 2018 in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khorat and PhuketThailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand named one of Travel +Leisure World’s Top 15 Cities 2017last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:NFL: Packers turn the tables on the Seahawks Yahoo’s $17 million bet on NFL streaming gets tested Sunday Panthers, Packers top US Thanksgiving holiday lineup FIFA corruption probe expands with arrest of two top executives WASHINGTON, D.C. — If there were ever a politically opportune time for the U.S. Congress to remove the National Football League’s tax exemption, it would seem to be now.A handful of U.S. lawmakers have seized on the domestic violence, child abuse and team-name controversies swirling around the league to renew calls for ending the tax break for the NFL’s central office. They aren’t making much progress, though, in advancing a measure through Congress.Influential lawmakers in both parties, dealing with military action in Iraq and Syria and international tax rules, aren’t interested. That adds a roadblock in a Congress that can’t pass tax policies on which there is broad agreement.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said other lawmakers had mentioned the tax issue to him — and that so far, he has been focused elsewhere.“Right now, I think that’s the last thing that Congress needs to get involved in with the issues that are front and center,” said Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican. “The economy, the war, Ebola. I think to even suggest that members of Congress should spend their time on this is misguided attention on their part.”The lack of movement on the tax issue doesn’t mean the NFL is out from under the eye of Congress. The indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse and the release of a video showing former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee drew attention from the public and politicians to violence off the playing field.At Congress’s disposal to seek change in the NFL are hearings, press releases and its authority over the league’s antitrust exemption. In response to the controversy about the league’s handling of domestic violence cases, the NFL hired Cynthia Hogan, a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden, as senior vice president for public policy and government affairs.Under section 501(c)(6) of the U.S. tax code, “professional football leagues” are treated like trade associations. To the Internal Revenue Service, the NFL and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are equivalent.The individual teams are taxable entities. Only the league office is tax-exempt, which means that it doesn’t pay corporate income taxes on money it receives.According to the NFL’s most recent tax filing, for the year ending March 31, 2013, the league took in $327 million and spent $318 million. The National Hockey League and the Professional Golfers Association of America are also tax exempt.Sens. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, and Angus King, an independent from Maine, introduced legislation last year to repeal the NFL’s tax break. The change would generate about $100 million for the government over the next decade, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.King said successful sports leagues that can afford to pay high executive salaries — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $44 million, according to the league’s most recent tax filing — shouldn’t benefit from a tax break.“It’s something that needs some real scrutiny; it doesn’t make sense,” King told reporters this week. “I’ve got taxpayers in Maine who are paying more taxes because the NFL isn’t paying the taxes they ought to be paying. It’s a question of equity.”Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, proposed repealing the tax exemption earlier this year as part of a broad revamp of the U.S. tax code. That measure hasn’t advanced in Congress.This week, Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Washington state Democrat, proposed repealing the tax exemption to punish the NFL because the Washington Redskins refuse to change their name, which is offensive to many Native Americans.“We’ve seen no actions from these guys, and so we’re done,” she said.Other Democratic lawmakers, such as Rep. Janice Hahn of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, have questioned the tax-exempt status.Still, they haven’t built wide support, even among Democrats who have been seeking populist momentum before the November election.Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, wouldn’t comment on the issue. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is focused more on how the league handles domestic violence charges against players than on the tax break.“I do think the NFL needs to take responsibility here and do the right thing,” she said.Congress plans to leave Washington this week and return after the Nov. 4 election. Then, lawmakers will have a compressed session in which they’ll address time-sensitive issues and leave the nation’s capital in time for Christmas — and the end of the NFL regular season.© 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-889-0130 ErrorOK Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) – The chief bodyguard of Ivory Coast’s ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo has been charged in connection with the country’s recent post-election violence, and he is a prime suspect in the 2002 assassination of former President Robert Guei, the military prosecutor said Friday.The head of first lady Simone Gbagbo’s bodyguard unit, Anselme Seka, who was known as “Seka Seka,” has been charged with crimes including murder and embezzlement during the violence, which erupted when former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede office after losing the 2010 election, military prosecutor Ange Kouame said. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Besides the post-election violence, Seka was also questioned this week over the killing of Guei, who briefly served as president after a 1999 coup against President Henri Konan Bedie. Guei was killed in Abidjan along with his family in September 2002, on the same day a coup attempt was launched against Gbagbo.The assassination of Guei marked one of the many dark turning points in Ivory Coast’s descent. At least 3,000 people were killed, according to a United Nations count, in the most recent upheaval last year following Gbagbo’s electoral loss.In Abidjan, Seka was more feared than even the president’s inner circle of guards _ and he was especially dreaded by the media. Investigators have previously questioned him over the 2004 killing of Canadian-French journalist Guy-Andre Kieffer and the murder of French journalist Jean Helene in 2003, but he was not charged in those cases and he has not been questioned recently over them, Kouame said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How men can have a healthy 2019 New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P. In an attempt to prevent the grounding of flights during volcanic eruptions new technology has been developed to make it possible for pilots to detect and navigate around ash clouds.The Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector (AVOID) was revealed in a test flight over Mt.Etna in Sicily, and has been given the approval by low-cost airline EasyJet, The Australian reported.AVOID designed by British scientist Dr Fred Prata uses heat detecting cameras, satellite data and atmospheric modeling to warn pilots about ash clouds ahead and directs pilots away from them.Since the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano over a year ago the aviation industry has been searching for ways it could avoid the effects of ash clouds which resulted in around 100,000 flights being cancelled, costing the industry AUD1.7 billion in revenue.Dr Pratas said AVOID could be the answer for commercial airlines to safely navigate around the ash clouds and through bad weather conditions.EasyJet’s Head of Engineering Ian Davies has welcomed the technology saying that the trails have been successful to date and plan to install the equipment on its entire fleet in 2012.”Safety is at the heart of the aviation industry which is why we saw the blanket shutdowns in reaction to volcanic ash over the past two years,” Mr Davies said.”In the absence of proven technology, thousands of flights were grounded. This should not happen again, thanks to both satellite and airborne technology which can be used to accurately predict not only the dispersal of ash from volcanic eruption but also crucially the levels of concentration.” The effects of Eyjafjallajokull volcano resulted in thousands of cancelled flights and millions stranded.last_img read more