Russia anti-doping body unlikely to be cleared before Rio: WADA chief

first_imgThe head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Saturday that Russia’s anti-doping authority was unlikely to be declared compliant with world sports rules before the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.”As far as the Russian anti-doping agency is concerned, I think it highly unlikely that that organisation would be compliant by the time of the games in Rio,” WADA President Craig Reedie told BBC radio in an interview on Saturday.A report on Russia’s compliance with doping rules would be sent to the International Olympic Committee which would then rule on whether the country’s track and field athletes can take part in the August 5-21 Games in Brazil, he said.It would also be sent to the International Association of Athletics Federations which has to take a decision on whether to lift a suspension on Russia’s track and field federation.Allegations about systemic doping in Russian sport have been rumbling for months, but Moscow has been able to argue that the witnesses were unreliable and if there was wrongdoing, it was just a few isolated cases.But comments by Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russian sport’s anti-doping laboratory, in what he described as an extensive programme to cheat at the Sochi Olympics takes the crisis over drugs in Russian sport to a new level of severity.A Kremlin spokesman denied Rodchenkov’s allegations, made in an interview with the New York Times, saying they amounted to “slander by a turncoat”.The chair of WADA’s athletes committee said on Thursday that Russian athletes should be banned from the Rio Olympics unless there are guarantees that they are drug free.advertisementFurther allegations of drug use by Russian athletes appeared in U.S. media this week and Reedie told the BBC he was “horrified” by the claims, which have been denied by Russia.”If these allegations are true, and they have to be investigated, then what has appeared to have happened is absolutely unacceptable and people can draw their own conclusions from those facts,” he said.Reedie also said he assumed a large percentage of the Russian team would be clean athletes.last_img read more

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Jaypee plans to raise Rs 2k cr, to sell Bhilai Jaypee Cement

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) Debt-ridden Jaiprakash Associates today said its proposed sale of entire 74 per cent stake in Bhilai Jaypee Cement Ltd for an enterprise value of Rs 1,450 crore is expected to be concluded by year-end and plans to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore through sale of securities.In a notice to shareholders for AGM to be held on September 23, Jaypee Groups flagship company Jaiprakash Associates said it has taken various steps to reduce its debt, including sale of cement plants.To revive its business operations and repay debt, the company has divested a substantial portion of its cement business with a capacity of 17.2 MTPA to Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech Cement at an enterprise value of Rs 16,189 crore.”The transaction stood consummated on June 29, 2017 and that has resulted in reduction of debt of approx Rs 14,000 crore, including repayment of outstanding loans to banks/FIs, part payment to holders of FCCBs, repayment of almost all outstanding fixed deposits and interest thereon and other priority payments,”the company said.Giving update on other proposed transactions, the company said it plans to sell entire 74 per cent stake in Bhilai Jaypee Cement Ltd to Orient Cement Ltd at a total enterprise value of Rs 1,450 crore, which is “expected to be consummated by December 31, 2017″.Bhilai Jaypee Cement owns 1.1 MTPA clinker plant at Satna in MP and 2.2 MTPA cement grinding Unit at Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.Jaiprakash Associates has also sought shareholders nod for an enabling special resolution to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore through issue of securities via routes like QIP.advertisementThe amount would be used for capital expenditure, reduction of debts, general corporate purposes and for raising working capital requirement for real estate business and other businesses.Jaiparaksh Associates is a diversified infrastructure company and is engaged in segments as engineering, construction and real estate development, manufacture and marketing of cement, hospitality and sports management.The company informed shareholders that in consultation with lenders it has finalised a Debt Realignment Plan (DRP) wherein a part of the total debt would be retained in the company and the residual debt would be transferred along with land and certain other assets as part of a Real Estate Undertaking to a SPV.”The company is focusing on its core area of strength i.e. Engineering and Construction and is bidding for various construction projects. Further, steps are being taken to strengthen its marketing network, strategies for marketing its products in cement & real estate space,” the notice said.Jaypee group is facing a debt crisis and its group firm Jaypee Infratech has taken over by NCLT appointed IRP for recovery of bad loans.The group is facing huge protest from home buyers because of significant delays in delivery of projects and doubt over its financial health.Meanwhile, lenders of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd have sought bids to sell at least 30 per cent stake in the company to recover some of their dues. PTI MJH KRH RKL MKJlast_img read more

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Prepare to network furiously at ESC Boston 2017

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Continue Reading Previous No one expected Jack the GripperNext An alternative to buying test equipment Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.center_img I cannot tell you how much I’m looking forward to the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), which will take place in Boston, May 3-4, 2017.In addition to the fact that I will be giving presentations on Advanced Technologies, the results from the 2017 Embedded Markets Study , and the building of my Artificial Brain , this is also a wonderful opportunity to meet up with old friends and to network furiously with new ones.(Source: pixabay.com) I was just glancing through the conference schedule where I see so many familiar faces, many of whom I first met at previous ESCs, including — in no particular order — Michael Anderson (PTR Group), Colin Walls (Mentor Graphics), Michael Barr (Barr Group), Chris Shore (ARM), Charles Lord (Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation), Jason Andrews (ARM), Lauro Rizzatti (Verification Consultant), Adam Taylor (Adiuvo Engineering & Training Ltd), and Jacob Beningo (Beningo Embedded Group).Just looking at this list, I realize how much networking I do with these folks. In the past, when I’ve been invited to host a panel on something or other, I’ve always been able to call on relevant experts who are already attending the conference, including the guys in the list above.Of course, “turnabout is fair play,” as they say. For example, Charles Lord, who has been a guest on several of my panels, recently asked me to me a member of his Securing the IoT panel at the IoT Day event he’s chairing on March 30, 2017 (see An Invitation to be the Inimitable Me ).As part of my preparations for this august event, I was on the phone with Jacob Beningo yesterday chatting about security-related topics from his viewpoint as an embedded systems designer and consultant. Also, earlier today, I attended the Barr Group’s free webinar where they presented the results from their 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey . If you missed this webinar, the folks at the Barr Group just emailed me to say:Hi Max, yes, the webinar for the 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Results will be available on-demand within five business days of the webinar. Your readers will be able to find it here, along with a free downloadable PDF of the full report following the presentation.But wait, there’s more, because my chum Jay Dowling — who spends an inordinate amount of time scouring the Internet and pointing me at interesting articles and websites — emailed me earlier this week to say that he’s planning on attending my Advanced Technologies presentation. This will be an auspicious occasion; Jay and I have known each other for many years through the Internet, ever since he commented on one of my articles, but this will be the first time we’ve actually met in person.Furthermore, I just heard from my friend Alan Freedman that he also will be attending my Advanced Technologies presentation. Alan is an interesting guy. In 1978, along with his wife, Irma, Alan formed the Computer Language Company. At that time, Alan was teaching computer literacy classes to Fortune 500 companies, but he couldn’t find a computer dictionary that was suitable to augment these classes. Thus, he started the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia .(Source: Computer Language Company) This proved to be such a success in Alan’s seminars that, within a few years, writing the encyclopedia became a full-time job, and this little rascal (the encyclopedia, not Alan) is still growing and evolving almost four decades later (if you visit the products page you’ll find apps for Windows, iOS, and Android).And there’s yet more, because I just heard from my chum Nathan John at Silego that he’s going to stop off for a day at ESC Boston on his way to a business meeting in Europe. Nathan and I are collaborating on the Bodacious Brain project, so he’s planning on attending my Building an Artificial Brain presentation, then we’ll meet up later to have a full-up design session before we both head out the next day.Do you live in the Boston area? If so, you really should think about attending ESC. All of my presentations will be in the ESC Engineering Theater, which means they are open to everyone at ESC, including those with Free Expo Passes, but you do need to register. Hopefully I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. As always, all you have to do is shout “Max, Beer!” or “Max, Bacon!” to be assured of my undivided attention.last_img read more

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ROHM: advanced power and energy management technologies at electronica 2018

first_imgROHM Semiconductor will again be exhibiting at the upcoming electronica 2018. The company will present new solutions for power and energy management in the automotive and industrial sectors as well as its commitment to Formula E.Highlights include demonstrations from updates of new power devices such as 1700V SiC module and other SiC devices, Power Management ICs and sensor technologies for the automotive and industrial market. In addition, ROHM will highlight local support capabilities by presenting Power-Lab Test benches and sensing solutions by Finland Software Design Center. For automotive applications, the company will show the latest generation of SiC-based inverters, human interface solution, car infotainment, PMIC and high reliability discrete components. New solutions for the industry sector will be presented including 99% efficiency SiC inverters, application example of a solar inverter, on-board charger, power supply and EV charging station. Further applications showcase AC/DC and DC/DC converter ICs, motor drivers and sensors together with new IGBTs and high-speed switching MOSFET (Presto MOS Series) devices.Motor sports Formula E is attracting increasing attention worldwide as a platform for further innovation in the electric car sector. ROHM, official technology partner of the VENTURI racing team since the start of the third racing season in October 2016, contributes top-class SiC power modules for the inverter block, which forms the core of the drive system of electric vehicles. ROHM will showcase the latest generation of inverters and the Formula E racing car of the fifth season as an application example for SiC power modules.Former Formula 1 racing driver and vice world champion Felipe MASSA will be driving for VENTURI Formula E Team in the 2018/19 Formula E season. The Brazilian has signed a three-year contract with the racing team. MASSA chose the team because of its experience, energy and the durability of the car. On the first day of electronica Felipe MASSA will visit ROHM exhibition stand, where he will be available for autographs and selfies.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: smart display module fits the thinnest integrated displaysNext EKF: PCI Express non volatile SRAM on a 2280 size M.2 modulelast_img read more

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Hockey World Cup 2018: India thrash Olympic champions Argentina in warm-up

first_imgIndia warmed up for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 in the best way possible as they crushed reigning Olympic champions Argentina 5-0 in the first warm-up match at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday.While India had five different scorers for all the five goals, Argentina were unable to find the back of the net even once.Argentina’s coach said that his team is still recovering from jet lag and will be strong by the time the World Cup starts on November 28.”I think they still haven’t recovered from the long flight and we shouldn’t write them off,” Argentina coach said..@ArgFieldHockey touched down in Bhubaneswar on 21st November as they became the first team to arrive in the city for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. Here’s a montage that captures the fanfare surrounding their arrival.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/Q6RGzfAAJR Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 21, 2018Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Dilpreet, Nilakanta Sharma and Hardik Singh were the scorers for the Indian team. While the first and third goals were penalty corner conversions, the rest were field goals.”I think we played well in patches. I’m happy we scored goals, the two PC goals and the field goals. But we broke the structure and Argentina took control which is not acceptable but the boys have understood,” India coach Harendra Singh said after the match.”For any tournament, it is important to start on a good note and I should give compliment to my boys. Practice matches give you confidence. We tried couple of things and I am happy, especially the way midfielders created the opportunities. We always look for striker to get us the goal but today midfielders created the goals.”advertisementAlso read – Kalinga Sena threatens to throw black ink on Shah Rukh Khan ahead of Hockey World Cup”If you see the match sheet, the players who have stepped out for the first time for the World Cup they have scored and it gives them a lot of confidence because they scored against the Olympic champions,” Harendra further said.India will face Spain next in their second and last warm-up match on Sunday.(With PTI inputs)Also watch –last_img read more

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Formation change helps El Tri

first_imgMexico Formation change serves El Tri: Five things we learned from Mexico’s draw with Belgium Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 03:08 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andres Guardado Hirving Lozano Mexico Dirk Waem Mexico Belgium v Mexico Belgium Friendlies Putting Andres Guardado and Diego Reyes in front of the back line helped Mexico hang with the Red Devils. Goal reviews Friday’s thrilling draw Mexico has been looking forward to this contest against Belgium since it was announced, and it didn’t disappoint. Too often in CONCACAF, teams sit back and force Mexico to fight through a defensive alignment. You can’t blame them. Mexico has more talent, and they feel it will give them the best chance to win. Friday’s game against the Red Devils never was going to be like that. Belgium was going to come out to play soccer.It didn’t disappoint. It was a wild game, ending in a 3-3 draw after both teams held the lead. Each made mistakes that will have their particular managers concerned about what will happen if those same errors are committed in Russia. Each also showed plenty of reason to think they can achieve their World Cup goals.Sweden 11/2 to beat Italy Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Let’s take a look back at five things from the contest:Two defensive midfielders provide comfortRomelu Lukaku Belgium Andres Guardado Hector Moreno MexicoMexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio doesn’t love playing with two defensive midfielders, but during training ths week reports said that the team was leaning toward that alignment. That’s exactly what happened, and it benefited Mexico on Friday.Andres Guardado came back inside and paired with Diego Reyes (we’ll talk more about him in point three). It allowed Mexico to control possession in the first 15 minutes and do so again during other periods of the game. While Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard both found moments to work and set up Romelu Lukaku during the game, Mexico wasn’t overrun as it has been in previous games against top opposition.”We played against an opponent who is very well-placed in the FIFA rankings with a very attractive style of football, an aggressive goal, which is enviable,” Osorio said in his post-match news conference. “We put out a game where we were equal. We controlled the game in certain moments.”We had various goals, trying to limit transitions from defense to attack, to control the game. We messed up twice in the first half and that’s where they had their chances.”It may not be his favorite style, but Osorio has to like the results. We could see another 4-2-3-1 or some permutation of that again when El Tri faces up against another team that can put pressure on the back line.Moreno off the paceRomelu Lukaku Belgium Hector Moreno MexicoHector Moreno may be Mexico’s most important player. Not only is he critical to the defense, he also is called upon to start attacks and create chances with his excellent left-footed passing. Normally, the Sinaloa native is a bright spot for the national team, but he had a poor performance Friday. Moreno was badly beaten by Lukaku on more than one occasion. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was there to bail him out a few times, but the opener that the Manchester United star created has to fall somewhat on Moreno’s shoulders. His play didn’t get better as the night went on.There has to be concern from the coaching staff that Moreno is seeing only a handful of minutes since his move from PSV to Roma during the offseason, and some of those aren’t coming at his preferred center back position. Moreno is an experienced veteran, but even so he needs to be in a rhythm. For now, this game can be dismissed as an anomaly. He must work to make sure it isn’t a pattern. Reyes growing, but lack of minutes still a concernKevin De Bruyne Belgium Diego Reyes MexicoLike Moreno, Diego Reyes is seeing little action with his club. When he is playing for Porto, he’s been seeing time as a defensive midfielder. He’s always looked lost there for the national team – going back years. Mexico fans buckled in for more of the same when Hazard whipped by Reyes early to set up the first goal. They must have been pleasantly surprised when Reyes started looking more comfortable over the next 50 minutes before Edson Alvarez replaced him an hour into the night.It’s unlikely Reyes will get much more time, though Porto is still alive in the UEFA Champions League as well as the domestic competitions. Maybe Reyes as a defensive midfielder could be arranged. Getting a move away and finding a team where he can play center back regularly would be more helpful because, despite Friday’s game that saw both players make big gaffes and Nestor Araujo play pretty well, a Moreno-Reyes pairing still seems like Mexico’s best. The fact that Reyes may have learned from his mistake, though, is a bright spot for a player who has had too few of them over the last year. Attacking depth holds upJavier Hernandez Thomas Meunier Belgiun Mexico international friendlyIt would’ve been easy for Mexico’s attack to fall flat Friday. Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, who missed the match because of a family issue, has been one of the most consistent contributors in the Osorio era. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez went out injured just after the halftime break. Yet Mexico was still able to stretch the Belgian defense, continuing the same strategy of looking for balls over the top to beat Belgium’s high line or finding Lozano and Vela wide.There are ready-made replacements for Corona, who himself may not have a guaranteed spot with Hirving Lozano’s stunning emergence, and Chicharito with Raul Jimenez able to play as a center forward.⚽ | #UDAmistoso: 🇧🇪 3-3 🇲🇽@HirvingLozano70 ¿el jugador del partido?❤ SI 🔄SI pic.twitter.com/jPNLxbK8z9— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) November 10, 2017″Among the things we should take advantage of is the great form Hirving is going through, and we also should be aware that every one of us must do the things we know how to do,” Jimenez said after the match.While the finishing toward the end of the match again let Mexico down, and perhaps kept the side from taking even more from the game, it was an overall solid performance from an attack that is more thin than it has been in previous contests. Poland providing bigger sandboxJurgen Damm MexicoOsorio approaches all games differently, but the match against Poland on Monday will look much different than Friday’s against Belgium. For one, it’s a tighter turnaround than Mexico is used to with the game coming just three days after the last contest. But Osorio also will want a look at some of the depth players he called in. He was clear in his pre-match comments that the Belgium game would serve as a test for his best players, saying he hoped for a showing like the one his team logged in the early stage of the Confederations Cup. He mostly got that.Now, it’s time for players who got in during the second half Friday to take on a bigger role against a Poland side that will be without Robert Lewandowski but still is potent. Giovani dos Santos and his brother, Jonathan, both will see more time. Alvarez was in line to but is now questionable after leaving Friday with an injury. Jurgen Damm may get a longer audition in part because of Corona’s departure.”We want to give a chance to the others who have a lot of desire to contribute. We’ll see if we can try another structure of play – Poland plays differently than Belgium,” Osorio said after Friday’s contest. “We’ll see how the players wake up tomorrow, we’ll train and we’ll make those decisions.”No matter what the decisions are, look for a more experimental El Tri than the group of ‘old reliables’ who logged solid minutes Friday. The World Cup games may pass in what feels like the blink of an eye, and players 19-23 on the roster must be just as ready to contribute as the first players on the list for Russia.last_img read more

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Australian Men’s squad showcase their skills

first_imgThe Australian Men’s Open squad took to the field at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night, showing off their skills before the Sydney Roosters and Wigan Warriors World Club Challenge match.  Former NRL stars Dean Widders and Joe Galuvao and a couple of NRL Development staff joined the Australian Men’s Open squad who played a 25 minute intra-squad match. Young New South Wales referees Billy Greatbatch, Luke Heckendorf and Luke Saldern officiated the match. Galuvao was impressed with the skills of the squad and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the match.  “It was heaps of fun and the guys are awesome, very generous, if I was one of their teammates I would have been giving me a massive dressing down.”“They are unreal, they are the best at what they do, to be there and see it and play them, I was very impressed.”To check out some highlights from the game, please visit the TFA YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. To view some photos of the game, please visit the TFA Facebook and Instagram pages:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksWorld Club Challengelast_img read more

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England vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019 Match 12: Prediction and Probable Playing 11

first_img Next England vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019 Match 12: Prediction and Probable Playing 11England vs Bangladesh playing 11: Hosts England take on Bangladesh in their 3rd outing of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Here’s all that you need to know about the pitch and weather conditions in Cardiff and the team news.advertisement India Today Web Desk CardiffJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 12:34 IST Joe Root celebrates a century with Jos Buttler. (Reuters Photo)Hosts England take on Bangladesh in the 12th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday. England will like to get back to winning ways with a triumph over the Asian side. All eyes will be on England’s batsmen and their pace spearhead Jofra Archer, who failed to impress during their loss to Pakistan.Whereas Bangladesh led by Mashrafe Mortaza, will rely on their experienced players like Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah, to guide them back to winning ways in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.In recent World Cup meetings between the two sides, Bangladesh was the winning side in 2011 and 2015 editions of World Cup. Infact, back in 2015, Bangladesh had ousted England from the World Cup.Recent formEngland started their World Cup campaign on a high after beating South Africa. The tournament hot favourites however were stunned by Pakistan in their second match of World Cup 2019.Bangladesh, on the other hand, pulled off a historic win over South Africa cricket team to kick off their World Cup campaign on a positive note but were edged out by New Zealand in their next match of World Cup 2019. They have won the recent tri-series in Ireland by remaining unbeaten in the tournament.They had also reached the final of last year’s Asia Cup where they lost to India. They made it to the quarter-finals in the last edition of the tournament and will look to better their run this year.Pitch prediction – Sofia Gardens, CardiffadvertisementThe Sophia Gardens in Cardiff has been a bowling paradise in the recent past as the last matches at this venue were low-scoring encounters.First, New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for a paltry total of 136 before defeating them without losing a single wicket. In the rain-hit second game, Afghanistan restricted Sri Lanka to a 201 but some poor batting from Afghans and disciplined batting from the Lankans saw them lose the match by 34 runs by DLS method.Match predictionOverall, England will go as the favourites but Bangladesh hold enough talent to surprise any opposition on any given day. England will hope for an impressive performance from their pacers against a spirited Bangladesh side.Bangladesh, once again, will rely on the experience of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to guide them to a positive against a strong English side.Predicted playing XIs – England vs BangladeshLiam Plunkett is expected to replace injured Adil Rashid in the England side as Eoin Morgan expects seam bowling to play a huge role in Cardiff.England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam PlunkettBangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur RahmanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah go on a ‘fast-bowling coffee date’Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs Bangaldeshlast_img read more

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Summer Apps for Your Phone

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers With summer upon us, it’s time to start planning ways in which to get the most out of the season. You’ve got to get outside and enjoy the hot summer sun, but that doesn’t mean technology can’t be a big help in getting you there. There are so many different apps available for both Android and iOS platforms devoted to making summer better that you’d never be able to make use of all of them. The more you can narrow your list down, the better.While we could probably fill an entire book with great summer apps, here are a handful that you simply can’t afford to ignore now that the sun is shining bright.AwayFindFor busy professionals, getting out of the office during the summer can be easier said than done. You’ve got to take time for yourself and unplug, however, if you want to have a happy and productive life without suffering from burnout. For this, you have AwayFind at your fingertips. AwayFind helps to filter your email inbox when you go on vacation so that you’re only receiving and dealing with messages that are of crucial importance. There’s a lot to be said for the peace of mind that can come from stepping away from all but the most important emails your receive each day, and even though it isn’t cheap at $4.99 per month, AwayFind is the ticket to the most relaxing vacations you’ve had in years.Download: Android | iOSWeatherbugKeeping an eye on the weather is one of the most important things you can do throughout the summer to ensure that you don’t make poor planning decisions. While there are countless weather apps available for both major mobile platforms, we like Weatherbug the most. It’s simple, clean and effective, providing all of the information you need in order to plan a fun day or week and avoid getting caught in a storm. Plus, it’s free.Download: Android | iOSEventbriteIt doesn’t matter if you’re currently living somewhere you’ve been for years or if you’re traveling somewhere for the first time — you need to know what’s going on around you this summer. If you were to tell people years ago that you’d be able to scan the area around you for events that are happening in real time by simply picking up a device that lives in your pocket, they’d likely have called you crazy. This is exactly what makes smartphones so brilliant, however, and it’s where Eventbrite comes in. Eventbrite gives you a wealth of information about music, sports, art and other types of events that are happening around you, regardless of where you may be. It’s excellent for those who are on a trip and have a leisurely day on their hands, but it’s just as effective for planning a week of fun in your hometown. The fact that it doesn’t cost any money certainly doesn’t hurt, either.Download: Android | iOSTake a moment to load your phone up with the best summer apps available. Then, get outside and enjoy the sunshine! If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? last_img read more

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Mob Citys Jon Bernthal Gets Tough On Animal Cruelty‏

first_imgIn the starring role in TNT’s new miniseries Mob City, Jon Bernthal’s character often finds himself in morally ambiguous situations. But in real life, Bernthal knows that when it comes to animal abuse, the issue is black and white: animal cruelty is a crime.Jon Bernthal Gets Tough On Animal CrueltyCredit/Copyright: Humane SocietyThat’s why Bernthal and his two rescued pit bulls, Boss and Venice, star in The Humane Society of the United States’ new campaign – shot by renowned celebrity photographer, Art Streiber – calling on the public to report suspected or witnessed animal abuse.Countless dogs, cats and other animals fall victim to unnecessary cruelty and neglect. Every state has laws prohibiting animal cruelty, and 49 of them contain felony provisions. However, a law is only as good as its enforcement, and that’s why animals rely on us to protect them.“There is no excuse for animal cruelty,” says The Walking Dead alum. “Animals are among the most vulnerable beings on this planet. That’s why I am urging everyone to speak up if they see or suspect cruelty; don’t expect that someone else will.”Turning a blind eye to cruel and inhumane behavior can even lead to deadly results. Many studies have shown that those who are cruel to animals are more likely to turn their violent behavior towards fellow humans.Bernthal joins a long list of celebrities who’ve supported The Humane Society of the United States including Paul Wesley, Kellan Lutz, Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Kaley Cuoco and Woody Harrelson, to name a few.Click here for The Humane Society of the United States’ tips on reporting animal cruelty.last_img read more

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Envoy insists Udayanga not involved in Noels death

Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava today insisted that Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, is not involved in the murder of a Sri Lankan employee at the Sri Lankan embassy in Russia.Karchava said that a Russian National was arrested over the crime and he is now serving a jail term. Udayanga Weeratunga, the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, who is being wanted for his involvement in arms sales to Ukrainian rebels, has reportedly brought Ranaweera to Russia in 2002 to work in his restaurant. Noel Ranaweera was killed in 2014 while serving at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Russia. The body of Noel Ranaweera, a resident of Welikadamulla was exhumed last year in Attanagalle following a court order. Later Ranaweera was employed as a translator at the Sri Lankan Embassy. The mother of Ranaweera, G.P. Josephine, had claimed that the death was suspicious and had requested an inquiry into the death.The Russian Foreign Ministry at the time of the death said the Sri Lankan Embassy worker was killed on the night of June 11 in 2014 in the Southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don during an argument with employees of a transport company. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Lefevour getting his downs

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Dan Lefevour did not throw a single pass during the regular season last year which was his rookie season with the Tiger-Cats.This year though, Lefevour has had a chance to put the clipboard down and show what he can do. The sample size is still small but through 7 games, Lefevour “fever” is spreading. Natalie Marconi reports.

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Push on for ESL classes in Norfolk

Refugees in Norfolk hoping to learn English currently need to travel to Brantford and back three times a week.The Norfolk Refugee Committee wants to change that.The NRC is a large group consisting of churches and community members across the county who sponsor families to come to Norfolk, and help to get them acclimated to life in Canada.NRC members are aiming to bring English as a Second Language classes to Simcoe to create easier access for the adult students. The ESL students currently attend classes three days a week in Brantford, which means the NRC needs six sets of volunteer drivers a week.This requires a substantial time commitment from the volunteers, and can pose issues during the harsh weather and winter months.The Grand Erie Learning Alternatives program is sanctioned by the Grand Erie District School Board and houses the ESL classes. Program officials have been in contact with representatives from Simcoe about the possibilities of classes coming to Norfolk.“People contact us when they see there are people in an area in need of this service. We give them the parameters of what is required like how many people we need, and what the language benchmarks they need to meet are before we can run a class,” said Greg Carruthers, principal at Grand Erie Learning Alternatives.Anyone can enroll in these ESL classes as long as they meet the language requirements. New students will be assessed before started classes to ensure they are placed in the right class. The evaluation includes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.The NRC is hoping to start the Simcoe classes in September if enough people are interested. They need at least eight adults to commit to attending class three days a week for the program to be able to run. They currently have six attending the classes in Brantford.English classes are free for conventional refugees, refugee claimants, approved provincial nominees, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens.The committee is still looking for drivers to volunteer to help the families get to Brantford and back between now and the end of June.“The families are happy to have people do activities with them, if there’s things people would like to do they can contact us,” said Amanda Van Schyndel, a representative from the NRC.If you know anyone that would be interested in these classes, or if you would like to volunteer as a driver, you can contact Posie Ross (weldonross79@gmail.com) or Alma Scovil (peterandalma@gmail.com).astaylor@postmedia.com read more

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IN MEMORIAM Vasily Kudinov dies at age 48

2000–2001 SC Magdeburg 1987–1992 Dinamo Astrachan 2004–2005 Dinamo Astrachan 1992–1997 US Ivry HB Former Russian NT player, Vasily Kudinov, died at age 48 in Astrakhan only few days before his birthday.He participated in three Olympics, winning two gold medals and one bronze medal.At the 1992 Summer Olympics he won a gold medal with the Unified Team at the Olympics.He played for the Russia national handball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where Russia won the gold medal.He had a reach international career in France, Germany and Japan.Kudinov’s career: 2001–2004 Honda Suzuka 1997–2000 VfL Hameln Vasily Kudinov ← Previous Story Kasper Kvist to stay at HSG Wetzlar Next Story → Kretzschmar wants Biegler in Leipzig

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Is he a new New Karabatic Kyllian Villeminot

← Previous Story TOP 100 handball transfers – season 2017/2018 Next Story → King Sport by N.P. and Veselin Vujovic “score” in the world handball! Since his scored 13 goals at the final of the YOUTH World Championship in Georgia, French playmaker Kyllian Villeminot put attention on himself. The Most Valuable Player of the last tournament of generation 1998 got a nickname “new Nikola Karabatic” as his style, but also the place where he is growing as a player (HC Montpellier Handball) refresh memories on the beginning of career of one of the biggest of all time.IHF TV presented what Villeminot has to offer in this moment and that looks promising…

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Money doesnt grow on trees but gold does

first_imgAUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS HAVE found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) made the find in the resource-rich Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia, which was the site of a major gold rush in the late 1800s.Geochemist Mel Lintern said it appeared the trees sucked up the gold particles from 30 metres below the ground through their roots.“The eucalypt acts as a hydraulic pump – its roots extend tens of metres into the ground and draw up water containing the gold,” he said.“As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, it’s moved to the leaves and branches where it can be released or shed to the ground.”No gold rush In research published in the journal Nature Communications, the CSIRO said the leaf particles themselves would not trigger a new gold rush as they measure just a fifth the width of a human hair and are visible only through advanced X-ray imaging.Researchers involved in the study estimated it would take the gold from 500 eucalyptus trees to make a single wedding band.But they said the discovery presented a gilt-edged opportunity to improve the exploration methods used to search for gold, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly.“This link between… vegetation growth and buried gold deposits could prove instrumental in developing new technologies for mineral exploration,” they said.New discoveries of gold have fallen by 45 percent in the past decade, while prices have skyrocketed as reserves steadily dwindle — the cost of the yellow metal shot up by 482 percent between December 2000 and March this year.The CSIRO said scientists could use a technique known as “biogeochemical sampling” to give an indication of the presence of gold.“By sampling and analysing vegetation for traces of minerals, we may get an idea of what’s happening below the surface without the need to drill,” Lintern said.“It’s a more targeted way of searching for minerals that reduces costs and impact on the environment.”He said the method could also be used to find other metals such as zinc and copper.A world-firstNigel Radford, a geochemist who has been involved in gold exploration for decades in Western Australia, said the discovery was a world-first with major implications for prospectors.“A lot of this stuff has been speculated about for some time, but the identification of the gold particles in the leaf materials is completely convincing and very, very important for the future of mineral exploration,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.According to the World Gold Council, more than 174,000 tonnes of gold have been extracted from Earth since the dawn of civilisation.In 2011, the US Geological Survey estimated there were 51,000 tonnes of gold left in reserve in the world.Radford said using biogeochemical sampling had the potential to make searching for gold deposits much easier.“If you can sample on-surface, it saves all the cost and all the time involved in drilling holes,” he said.Sixty percent of gold becomes jewellery, but it is also a crucial component in electronics and is used in medical technology, including for cancer treatment.- © AFP 2013.Read: Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?>Read: Gold prices hit biggest slump in 30 years>last_img read more

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Trailer for The Wall featuring John Cena Shane and Stephanie congratulate Linda

first_img Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show Triple H The Miz 3 COMMENTS Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Congratulations Mom, I am so proud of you! President-Elect @realDonaldTrump made an excellent choice for the head of @SBAgov! https://t.co/2wUPw3ctWl— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 7, 2016 CenaLife WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Gabriel Iglesias on SmackdownWWE.com has announced that comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be featured on Smackdown Live next week on the USA Network as part of WWE Week.“Not only is Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians who performs to sold-out crowds around the world, he is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube. His non-scripted comedic docu-follow series “Fluffy Breaks Even” begin its third season on FUSE TV early next year.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Brian Farmer Xavier Woods Vince McMahon and Triple H also sent out tweets.Congrats to @Linda_McMahon on being chosen to lead the #SBA! I know she’ll provide the same insight and dedication that helped build @WWE.— Triple H (@TripleH) December 7, 2016 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Stephanie McMahon Pitches New Career Option For Serena Williams Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next December 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw Now Playing Up Next December 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp December 9, 2016 at 7:14 am $7 Million donation to Trump’s campaign fund didn’t hurt, either. Pinterest Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns TheCyberZon Congrats @Linda_McMahon on your nomination. I’m very proud and know you’ll do an excellent job. #SBA— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 7, 2016 WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Now Playing Up Next Trailer for “The Wall” featuring John CenaAmazon Studios has released a trailer for “The Wall” featuring WWE star John Cena.Shane and Stephanie congratulate LindaShane and Stephanie McMahon issued the following tweets congratulating their monther Linda McMahon on being appointed to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration as part of Donald Trump’s administration.So proud of my Mom @Linda_McMahon for her appointment to lead the SBA. #GoMom— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 7, 2016 Google+ Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising yeah this will be good just like every cena movie sofar Comments are closed. I guess wasting $70 million on 2 futile congressional campaigns wasn’t a complete waste after all then.last_img read more

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Argentina are nothing without Messi – Diego Costa

first_imgSpain’s Diego Costa believes that their 6-1 victory over Argentina could have been a different story had Lionel Messi featured in the matchThe Atletico Madrid forward opened the scoring at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for Spain, before having to come off the field injured.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.But despite their convincing win, Costa felt that the absence of Messi had made a difference to the Argentina side and felt that it had ultimately compromised them.“You have to do an analysis in all aspects, you in Argentina criticize Messi a lot but you can tell that when Messi It is not something else, a player like Messi is not criticized, we have to thank God that he is in. Messi must always be treated well, even if he plays a bad game with the national team, having him in the field is different ” said Costa, according to Marca. The Brazilian native was ecstatic with the final result and is confident that Spain can potentially repeat their 2010 World Cup success this summer.“This team wants to do something big again, there is a good team for the World Cup, I had a bad time because I was not playing for six months but I knew that when I came back I could do it well and be in the selection makes me very excited. ” said the 29 year-old. Costa also reserved special praise for Isco: “Today we have seen, Isco would play on any team.” Argentina was very inferior to Spain: “We played a great match against a great team, Messi was missing”.last_img read more

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DNA Will forge forward despite loss reengineering of party to come

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 15th 2017: DNA Leader, Branville McCartney is uncertain whether he will remain at the party’s helm. Following Wednesday’s poll, the Party leader took responsibility for the DNA’s performance at the 2017 General Election.  He adds his future will be determined by the Party’s board. In his message titled ‘the way forward’, which comes post Wednesday’s election, McCartney says his party accepts the choice of Bahamians, and assures its supporters that the DNA will not fold.The party in acknowledging the loss at the second consecutive poll it has contested, says in the coming weeks and months “those who continue to support a two-party system”, and even its own supporters, will witness a re-engineering of the DNA, as it seeks to become the “real change which Bahamians demand and deserve”.McCartney thanked the hundreds of Bahamians who stood by the DNA with their unwavering support, describing them as “the glue that has kept the organisation together”. In continuing his direct message to his supporters, he thanked them for “believing in the dream of the DNA and for making the often-unpopular choice to be different”, as they “have affirmed his belief that a third party can and will have a place in our country’s political story”. He adds that the DNA may not have gotten it right this time, “but Bahamians can be certain that every action, every plan and every policy position taken by the Democratic National Alliance has been in pursuit of an ideal which he believes most Bahamians believe in”.The Party leader, took time to extend congrats to FNM leader, Dr.Hubert Minnis on his “resounding victory at the polls”.  McCartney wished the newly elected Prime Minister and his new administration great success over the next five years, and called on them to live up to the “mandate given to them by the people of this country and truly create better lives for all Bahamians”.The election marks the party’s six year anniversary since its inception in November 2011.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#DNAGreenParty#BranvilleMcCartneylast_img read more

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