Three killed in Bihar over ‘buffalo theft’

first_imgThree people were beaten to death by a mob in Saran district of Bihar on Friday, alleging that they attempted to steal a buffalo, the police said. The families of the victims denied the allegation.Raju Nat, Bides Nat and Naushad Qureshi were attacked at Nandlal Tola of Pithauri village in the Baniapur police station limits in the early hours. Two of them were killed on the spot. Another died of injuries on the way to hospital, Superintendent of Police Har Kishore Rai said. He said two or three people have been picked up for interrogation.Deputy SP Ajay Kumar Singh rushed to the village as a clash erupted between the alleged attackers and the family members of the deceased. The relatives said the victims had gone out to relieve themselves when they were beaten to death.“We can say it with certainty that this is not one of those incidents of mob lynching. The animal allegedly being stolen was a buffalo. The attackers and the attacked belonged to the same social groups,” Mr. Singh said.Police have been deployed in the village, while people from both sides were at the police station to lodge complaints. The families of the victims “created a ruckus” at the Sadar hospital, where the bodies were taken for post-mortem, prompting police to use “mild force” to bring the situation under control, officials said.last_img read more

Logic Technology: free seminars addressing software insecurities

first_img Continue Reading Previous Socionext: graphics controller for in-vehicle remote display applicationsNext Sensirion: pressure-resistant mass flow meter for gas mixing medtech applications The ever-increasing connectedness of electronic systems provides a whole new world of opportunity. But with that opportunity comes a brand-new challenge; keeping your functional system safe and secure, especially when there is a need for certification.Free seminars in Munich, 6 March 2018; Frankfurt, 7 March 2018; and Eindhoven, 8 March 2018; will highlight several issues to consider when designing a functionally safe secure system and will detail how, alongside features such as domain separation and rootkit protection, the security features of the application code itself provide an essential slice in a “Swiss Cheese” defence of a connected system. A demonstration of how automated tools can streamline the development of securely coded applications is included.Sometimes, the need for security is obvious – perhaps in the banking sector, or when classified government information is involved. On other occasions, the requirement is more subtle. For example, it is a vital consideration for connected electronic systems required to meet industrial (e.g. IEC 61508) or automotive (e.g. ISO 26262) functional safety standards because connected systems cannot be safe if they are vulnerable to cyberattack.   These cyberattacks take a host of different forms, and there are many perspectives to consider. For example, rootkits allow viruses and malware to “hide in plain sight” by disguising as necessary files that antivirus software will overlook, and then remain undetected while they steal information for an extended period.Then there are cross-domain attacks, where aggressors access critical domains via their more vulnerable, less critical counterparts. The securing of separate domains is a well-publicized factor in adhering to the principles of either the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) or the Reference Architectural Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), and increasingly important in the automotive sector. In both cases, the application of MILS “Least Privilege” principles can be of fundamental assistance to minimise the size of attack surfaces.The application software provides another arrow in the security quiver. If that is not written with security in mind, then it is likely to include vulnerabilities meaning that once a domain is accessed, aggressors have a means to access sensitive data or to modify system functionality. This need has replaced the traditional reactive testing approach with a proven Proactive testing methodology during the development lifecycle to enhance security assurance.Senior executives, technical managers, system architects, product managers, test engineers or anyone wanting a better understanding of the development of highly secure embedded systems with reduced certification risk and time-to-market should attend.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

AP-NAVY-SHIPS

first_imgEastern fleet of Indian navy in Indonesia to strengthen tiesVisakhapatnam (AP), Jun 23 (PTI) The eastern fleet ofthe Indian navy – INS Shakti and INS Kamorta – under thecommand ofRear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi entered the Portof Makassar, Indonesia, today.The three-day visit is to foster professionalinteraction, sports fixtures andsocial interactions with theIndonesian navy, a release from the Indian navy said here.The ships would be open to visitors.The visit aims to further strengthen the strong bondand mutual understanding betweenthe two navies, according tothe release.The presence of the frontline warships comes soonafter bothcountrieselevated their bilateral ties to acomprehensive strategic partnership during the Indian PrimeMinister Narendra Modi’s visit to Indonesia onMay29, therelease said.Also, the trip seeks to enhance maritime cooperationbetween the two naviesfor security and stability in theregion and further bolster strong bonds of friendship Indiahas with Indonesia, it said.INS Shakti, a fleet tanker, commanded by captain SAJoglekar and indigenously-built stealthCorvette INS Kamorta,commanded by commander Saiket Chatterjee, are on the last legof their two-month operational deployment to Southeast Asiaand western Pacific Ocean, it said.The deployment included the participation inMALABAR-18, a trilateral exercise between the Indian navy, USnavyand the Japanese maritime self-defence force (JMSDF)which was held off Guam, an island territory of the US, in thePacific Ocean, the release said.The two ships, along with INS Sahyadri, had leftVisakhapatnam for the deployment on April 30 this year andover the last two months visited Singapore, Sattahip(Thailand), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) DA Nang (Vietnam) andGuam (USA).advertisementOn completion of the MALABAR exercise, INS Sahyadrihad proceeded to Hawaii to participate in RIMPAC exerciseinvolving participationof 26 navies, the release added.PTI COR DBV NVG BNBN BN BNlast_img read more

India will travel to Pakistan for Davis Cup tie: AITA secretary general

first_imgIndia’s tour to Pakistan for the Davis Cup Group 1 tie is not doubtful and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has not requested for a change of venue in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.There were reports that India might refuse to play the Davis Cup tie in Pakistan in September after 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed on February 14 in a ghastly attack.”We have not requested for a change in venue. All such reports are baseless,” AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee told IANS rubbishing reports.”The tie is still far off. We will play in September and we cannot predict what the (political) condition will be sitting in February. We will not discuss the matter only now. The tie is not in doubt,” he added.The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) had announced earlier this month that they are ready to host India on a grass court in Islamabad.The AITA had earlier stated that they were sure of travelling to Pakistan for the tie and would otherwise get disqualified according to International Tennis Federation rules.There is a huge uproar over the Indian cricket team playing against Pakistan in the upcoming ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom.The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai said on Friday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC), where India will make a strong representation on boycotting countries that sponsor terrorism.In Davis Cup, no Indian team has travelled to Pakistan since March 1964.advertisementIn the World Group Qualifier, India were beaten 3-1 by Italy at the Calcutta South Club.This is an away tie for India since the last time the two nations had met in Mumbai. India had then won the tie 3-2. Before that, India and Pakistan played at a neutral venue in Malaysia in 1973.Also Read | 14th February was a black day for India: Sania Mirza on Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | No decision on India-Pakistan World Cup clash yet: Committee of Administratorslast_img read more

‘Good news’ coming on Iniesta deal

first_imgBarcelona Iniesta vows ‘good news’ is coming on Barcelona contract extension Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 17:07 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andres Iniesta - cropped Getty Images Barcelona Sporting CP v Barcelona UEFA Champions League Primera División After weeks of speculation, the World Cup-winning midfielder has teased that positive progress is being made regarding renewal talks at Camp Nou Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has suggested that “good news” will soon be on its way regarding a contract renewal at Camp Nou.The Spain international, who made his Barca debut in 2002, is keen to extend his lengthy stay at the club, with a new deal mooted in recent weeks.Barcelona 6/10 to win La Liga Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. And, following his side’s 1-0 Champions League win at Sporting CP, Iniesta told reporters that he was expecting positive movement on that front.”I think the good news is coming soon,” the midfielder said.Victoria durísima!! Gran trabajo!!! Volvemos felices a casa!!! Força Barça!!! pic.twitter.com/kMcqUKJxcI— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) September 27, 2017On a hard-fought win, which keeps Barca top of Group D, Iniesta added: “It’s the Champions League – the matches away from home are always difficult and this has been one more example.”I think [Sporting] have great players in midfield, they attack well, they combine well. We have tried to counter it in the best way we could and we have done it to a great extent.”In general terms, we have played a fairly complete game.”Barca have made a fine start in La Liga this term, winning their first six matches to pull four points clear at the summit.last_img read more

Is Mourinho making a mistake picking on fans?

first_imgManchester United Man Utd cruising through but is Mourinho making a mistake picking on fans? Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 05:46 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) Jose Mourinho Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United UEFA Champions League Manchester United v Benfica Benfica José Mourinho The United manager has entered into a battle with the supporters in an attempt to improve the Old Trafford experience, but is it a war he can win? Manchester United all but qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time in four years on Tuesday night with a fourth consecutive Group A win, beating Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford. But the latest sign of progress at the club came against the baffling backdrop of Jose Mourinho’s tussle with the supporters after another sly dig at the fan base in his programme notes.Red Devils 6/4 for defeat at ChelseaThe United manager launched an offensive after the 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday when criticising the fans for apparent murmurings at Romelu Lukaku’s recent form in front of goal and the side’s general inability to entertain with their play of late. Then, ahead of the match on Tuesday he penned: “I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham.” Article continues below 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 And while United again benefited from an error by rookie goalkeeper Mile Svilar to edge past the Portuguese side for the second time in a fortnight, there was a distinct lack of atmosphere being generated by the home fans once more at Old Trafford.Mourinho’s complaints about the lack of support from the United faithful are not a new phenomenon. In January he previewed the visit of Liverpool by saying: “The players have to improve, I have to improve, the fans, I’m sorry, have to improve. My invitation is don’t come to the theatre, come to play, play with us.”But the age-old issue of United fans being unable to replicate their extraordinary away support at Old Trafford has remained a bone of contention with the manager and it is an issue he is not about to let go.Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedHe may see the end goal of cajoling the supporters into turning the Theatre of Dreams into a cauldron as being worth the ire that he has attracted thus far, but it currently feels like a battle he is destined to lose. If anything, it has made the home crowd suspicious of him rather than supportive, and it was notable on Tuesday that the Benfica fans were the ones making the majority of the noise. Chants of Jose Mourinho’s name were also notable by their absence.It is a great shame that such drama is taking away from the achievements on the pitch when considering the stark contrast between recent United campaigns and this one. They are sitting in second place in the Premier League heading into the winter months and have practically breezed past the first hurdle in the Champions League. Neither of those two things has happened since Sir Alex Ferguson hung up his stopwatch five seasons ago.The match itself seemed secondary to the storyline, even if United got another helping hand from Svilar. The youngster must have thought he’d exorcised the ghost of his Champions League debut when he kept out Anthony Martial’s 15th-minute penalty, but he inadvertently put United ahead on the stroke of half-time when Nemanja Matic’s long-range effort off the foot of the post cannoned off the Belgian’s back and into the net.Mile Svilar, BenficaFollowing on from his mistake in Lisbon two weeks ago which saw him carry Marcus Rashford’s deep free-kick over the goal-line, this was another moment to forget for the 18-year-old. He would later be beaten by Daley Blind from the penalty spot after substitute Rashford was pulled down by Andreas Samaris.For United it feels like we might have reached a critical point in Mourinho’s stewardship. The 54-year-old is not the type to let a matter drop, and the United fans are not about to cave in to their manager’s pleas while his side are delivering functional rather than fantasy football.It is an intriguing battle Mourinho has taken on, but one which so far is detracting from a largely successful start to United’s season.last_img read more

No. 7 Oklahoma Appears To Be In Serious Trouble Against Texas

first_imgTexas vs. Oklahoma Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of college football’s best rivalries is being played this afternoon as the Oklahoma Sooners meet the Texas Longhorns. The Red River Rivalry never fails to deliver  – even when one program enters as a heavy favorite.Oklahoma entered as the favorite in this contest, though the Longhorns brought plenty of swagger and a “home-field” advantage into the game as well.Today’s game, kicking off from Dallas, has lived up to the hype. Oklahoma jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but Texas has taken over, outscoring the Sooners 24-3 since Oklahoma’s opening score.The Longhorns currently lead 24-10 with just over five minutes left in the first half.HOOK ‘EM HORNS! #BeatOU pic.twitter.com/OAnfBbx05F— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) October 6, 2018Texas’ defense has been the story of the game, containing dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray. The crowd has also aided in the Longhorns’ pursuit of an upset as the home fans rain down noise every time Murray touches the ball.Can the Longhorns pull off the upset? Or will Oklahoma’s explosive offense finally find its footing?Tune into FOX to find out.last_img read more

Boxing Authority Announces Director of Combat Sport

first_imgA commitment to the safety of combat-sport athletes has prompted the creation of a new position with the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority. Mickey MacDonald, chairman of the boxing authority, confirmed the appointment of Hubert Earle as the province’s first director of combat sport. Mr. Earle will oversee all aspects of combat sport events, including: negotiations with event co-ordinators; rule and regulation review and approval; and final sanction of events. “The growth and popularity of combat sport is a reality we have to deal with,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection. “By creating this position and appointing someone of Hubert’s experience and expertise, we have taken the responsible approach to ensuring that the health and safety of our athletes remain our top priority.” During the past year, Nova Scotia has hosted two popular combat sport events. Since then, the boxing authority has received offers from others interested in hosting events. “Hubert has proven to be a reliable and valuable asset to the boxing industry in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. MacDonald. “We are proud to have him remain as chief referee, and now expand into his new position as director of combat sport.” Mr. Earle has been the boxing authority’s referee-in-chief since 1994. He is the former chair of the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority and the past assistant co-ordinator for the World Boxing Association ring officials seminars. He has refereed for the New York State Athletic Commission and has an officials certification, level one, in kickboxing. He has also played a key role in updating rules and regulations within Nova Scotia, and has been involved with injury prevention seminars across Canada.last_img read more

Big week for cable TV in Nielsen ratings behind Duck Dynasty on

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 5:15 pm MDT Big week for cable TV in Nielsen ratings behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ on A&E, Miley Cyrus on MTV NEW YORK, N.Y. – With a new season of “Duck Dynasty” and the annual MTV Video Music Awards, two of the three most popular programs on television last week were on cable networks instead of broadcast.The exception was the CBS miniseries “Under the Dome,” which has led in the ratings for much of the summer.The MTV awards show was clearly the most talked about program, with Miley Cyrus’ risque dance routine setting social media records. The show was seen live on television Sunday by nearly 10.1 million people, sharply up from the 6.1 million viewers for last year’s program.The audience was bigger in 2010 and 2011 but slumped in the previous years, according to the Nielsen ratings company. For six years starting in 1999, the audience ranged from 9.8 million to just under 12 million.In another sign of how the television business has changed, only eight of the 25 most popular shows last week were reruns, including NBC’s weekly recap of the previous week’s “America’s Got Talent.” In years past, there were fewer first-run shows during the dog days of summer.CBS easily won the week in prime time, averaging 6.1 million viewers. NBC had 4.7 million viewers, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 3.2 million, Fox had 2.6 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 890,000.USA was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.7 million viewers in prime time. The Disney Channel had 2.4 million, TNT had 2.24 million, ESPN had 2.16 million and History had 2.1 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.2 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was a close second with 7 million, and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million viewers.For the week of Aug. 19-25, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.64 million; “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 10.07 million; “Video Music Awards,” MTV, 10.066 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.35 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.67 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.52 million; NFL Exhibition: Minnesota vs. San Francisco, NBC, 8.18 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 7.95 million; NFL Exhibition: Seattle vs. Green Bay, CBS, 7.68 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.38 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is a unit of News Corp. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. MTV is owned by Viacom Inc. A&E is owned by the A&E Television Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

The Cubs Curse Is Now More Likely To End Than To Continue

The Cubs Curse Is Now More Likely To End Than To Continue

With an 8-4 victory in Los Angeles Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 NLCS lead over the LA Dodgers and now head back to Chicago just one win away from the World Series. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo prediction model, the Cubs have an 81 percent chance of capturing the franchise’s first pennant since 1945. And with a 51 percent probability of winning the World Series, Chicago is now more likely than not to end its 108-year drought and celebrate a title for the first time since 1908.Of course, Cubs fans have heard some version of this before. The team entered Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS under the same conditions — up three games to two, needing only to win one of the next two games (both at Wrigley Field) to clinch the pennant — but then disaster struck. They also led the 1984 NLCS two games to none, needing to win only one of the next three games in San Diego to advance (back when the league championship series used a best-of-five format). That advantage conferred an even greater pennant probability184 percent, according to a basic calculation that just looks at home-field advantage and the number of games remaining at each location. than Chicago has now or had in 2003,279 percent in both cases, according to the same measure we looked at for 1984. and they still managed to blow it. So Chicagoans can be forgiven if they’re not booking travel to Cleveland quite yet.And if the Cubs’ championship dreams end up being deferred to a 109th year, it’ll probably be because of the Dodgers’ pitching trio of Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen and Rich Hill. According to Elo’s starting-pitcher rating component, Kershaw is the best starter in baseball by a mile — he boosts LA’s Elo rating by a whopping 71 points when he takes the mound — and he’ll try to help the Dodgers stave off elimination Saturday night. Hill, LA’s starter for a potential Game 7, is no slouch either: He ranks 14th among starting pitchers in our ratings. And for his part, Jansen, the Dodgers’ closer, has completely shut down the Cubs when called upon in the NLCS so far, notching 16.2 strikeouts per 9 innings over a couple of multi-inning appearances.The Cubs will counter with their own aces — Game 6 starter Kyle Hendricks ranks seventh in Elo, and they’ll likely send 18th-ranked Jake Arrieta to the hill in Game 7 — but Chicago’s fate might come down to how well its lineup hits LA’s star pitchers. Although the Cubs’ offense has been incredibly uneven in this series, scoring eight or more runs in each of the team’s three wins and zero in each of its two losses, the common threads in those scoreless games have been that either Kershaw or Hill took the mound as the starter, and Jansen (who appeared in both games) came in to close it out. Before Chicago can pop champagne in Wrigley’s spacious, newly renovated locker room, they’ll probably have to score some runs off the Dodgers’ aces.But for now, the Cubs find themselves in a good spot. They’ve been the talk of baseball all season long; now they’re closer than ever to fulfilling their potential and ending the franchise’s absurdly long dry spell. VIDEO: Cleveland fooled us twice read more

Sumitomo takes 5 stake in Newmontoperated Minera Yanacocha

first_imgNewmont Mining has welcomed Sumitomo as a new and valued partner in Minera Yanacocha SRL following its purchase of a 5% stake in the partnership. Newmont, Buenaventura and Sumitomo completed the transaction today in which Sumitomo paid $48 million for the ownership interest in Yanacocha. In December 2017, Yanacocha repurchased the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) 5% stake which it held since 1992 when it provided debt financing for construction of the operation.As a result of the transaction, Newmont and Buenaventura’s ownership interests in Yanacocha will revert to 51.35% and 43.65%, respectively, the proportion held prior to the repurchase of the IFC’s ownership stake in December. The transaction is structured as a new share issuance to Sumitomo, with the payment going towards Yanacocha’s cash balances.“Sumitomo brings mining expertise, high performance standards, and a shared commitment to extending profitable and responsible production at Yanacocha,” said Randy Engel, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development. “We had a long and productive partnership with Sumitomo at Batu Hijau in Indonesia, and we look forward to working with them and Buenaventura to advance the next generation of profitable production at Yanacocha.”In October, Newmont’s Board of Directors approved full funding for Quecher Main which is expected to extend Yanacocha’s oxide mine life to 2027. Quecher Main also will serve as a bridge to future growth options, including development of Yanacocha’s extensive sulfide deposits. If approved, the sulfides project could extend Yanacocha’s operational life through 2039. Sumitomo also is currently partnered with Buenaventura at Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine in southern Peru.last_img read more

Twitter Gets Sexy with Follow Me Tights

first_imgAlright ladies. If you’re sick of being told Twitter is uncool or nerdy, it’s time to show those naysayers that tweeting is sexy. Tattoo Socks, an Etsy seller, has these smokin’ FOLLOW ME tattoo tights that are sure to turn some heads while raising your follower number. Who wouldn’t want to join Twitter just to be your faithful follower after catching you in these fashionable tights? On the other hand, this is kind of like giving stalkers the go-ahead, so be careful where you wear these. Etsy sells these geek-chic stockings for $23. They are only available in white right now. Know of any other nerdilicous fashion wear? Let us know in the comments below!AdChoices广告last_img read more

Girouds unwanted World Cup record

Girouds unwanted World Cup record

first_imgFrance secured their third World Cup final appearance on Tuesday to the delight of the nation, but for Olivier Giroud it left him with an unwanted bit of history of being the player with the most off-target shots since 1966, reports GoalDespite the fact that the Chelsea forward has been leading the line for France in their World Cup campaign, he has been unable to find the back of the net in his five starts.While his fellow strike partners Antoine Griezmann and the young Kylian Mbappe have both scored three goals each at Russia.On Tuesday’s semi-final win over Belgium, it was Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti who scored for France after his towering header from Griezmann’s corner.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…The 1-0 win ensured France of their place in the final, but meant that Giroud continues his goalless streak.Not only that, but Giroud has now failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target –  which is a new World Cup record for the most off-target shots a player has had since 1966.But although he hasn’t scored at the World Cup, Giroud is still France’s joint-fourth all-time top scorer alongside Zinedine Zidane on 31 goals.last_img read more

Shaqiri Friends blame me for Mourinhos sacking

Shaqiri Friends blame me for Mourinhos sacking

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed some of his friends are blaming him for Jose Mourinho’s sacking after his brace against Manchester United last weekendThe Switzerland international came on in the 70th-minute in Sunday’s clash at Anfield and put Liverpool ahead just three minutes later.Shaqiri then added another shortly afterwards to seal a stunning 3-1 win for Liverpool.But, for Mourinho, the result proved to be the final blow of his United career with the Portuguese coach being dismissed on Tuesday.“I had a lot of messages from my friends when it happened,” Shaqiri told The Guardian.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“There were a lot of good messages about the United game at first and then, when the news came out about Mourinho, I had messages saying: ‘That’s your fault!’ But this is football sometimes.“I don’t think it was just because we won that game that United wanted to change their manager.“There were other reasons but it means the game goes down in history. It will always be in my history too.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as interim manager at United for the rest of the season.Premier League leaders Liverpool will take on Wolves away tonight with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Chill Its A Drill Tsunami Warning System Test On Wednesday

Chill Its A Drill Tsunami Warning System Test On Wednesday

first_imgDuring the test, sirens will activate and residents will hear an audio warning that is exactly like the real warning stating there is a tsunami approaching. At the end of the warning tone, residents will hear a message indicating this was a test. If you are not yet signed up through KPB Alerts, we encourage you to visit http://alerts.kpb.us and sign up before the test. This is a test, please do not contact your local law enforcement agencies during this time. This is a designed test of the tsunami warning system at sites across the Kenai Peninsula.center_img Residents who are in or near a tsunami inundation area should receive the tsunami warning message on their registered home phone.  If you are signed up with KPB Alerts, you will also receive the tsunami warning alert on your cellular device. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享At approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 27,the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management will activate the tsunami warning sirens in Homer, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia, and Seward.last_img read more

Fake Apple products land Chinese national in prison

first_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • $999 8:10 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 14 hidden iPhone features in iOS 13 you need to know about See It $999 $999 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy Tags Three new iPhone 11 models coming in September, rumor… Mobile Tablets Phones “The devices were then shipped to conspirators all over the United States,” the Justice Department said. “Proceeds were funneled back to conspirator accounts in Florida and New Jersey via structured cash deposits and then a portion was transferred to conspirators in Italy, further disguising the source of the funds.More than $1.1 million in sales proceeds were wired from US accounts into accounts that Li controlled overseas, the agency said.Li, who was living in the US on a student visa, pleaded guilty in a New Jersey District Court to one count of conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods and labels and to smuggle goods into the US, as well as one count of trafficking counterfeit goods. He was sentenced by Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court Tuesday.Li and his company Dream Digitals had worked with Andreina Becerra, Roberto Volpe, Rosario LaMarca and others on the scheme. Becerra, sentenced in October 2018, got three years’ probation; Volpe got 22 months in prison, and was also sentenced at that time; and LaMarca got 37 months in prison after being sentenced back in July 2017. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Financial Crimes Unit worked on the case alongside the HSI Newark Seaport Investigations Group, HSI Attaché Rome, Europol and Italy’s Guardia di Finanza. $999 Legal Apple See It See All See It 17 Photos Comment Apple reading • Chinese national gets prison time for smuggling fake Apple products into the US See it Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier CNET may get a commission from retail offers. A Chinese national trafficked fake iPhones into the US. Angela Lang/CNET A Chinese national living in the US has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for taking part in a scheme to import counterfeit Apple products, the Department of Justice has announced. The products, which included fake iPhones and iPads, were smuggled from China into the US. After serving time, Jianhua “Jeff” Li, 44, will also get one year of supervised release, the DOJ said Tuesday.More than 40,000 electronic devices and accessories, as well as fake labels and packaging with Apple trademarks, were trafficked and smuggled into the US between July 2009 and February 2014.The fake labels and phony Apple products were shipped separately to avoid detection by customs, the DOJ said. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 1 Sprint Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice Boost Mobilelast_img read more

Rowing Hosts Junior Day on March 3

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville rowing will host its annual Junior Day event on Sunday, March 3 at the G. Garvin Brown III Rowing Center on River Road in downtown Louisville. The event will allow prospective student-athletes to learn more about the Cardinal rowing program by meeting coaches, support staff and current student-athletes. Prospective rowers will be able to have questions about the program answered, hear from current members about the team and gain more information about the university. In addition to Junior Day festivities, an optional campus tour will take place on March 2. Prospective student-athletes can learn more about Junior Day by contacting Ritter at rowing@louisville.edu. Print Friendly Version “Junior Days at Louisville are the only chance someone outside our school has to meet all the incredible people who support our student-athletes daily,” said assistant coach Hannah Ritter. “Our team would not be able to achieve as much as they do, on and off the water, if it were not for our awesome support staff. We want to introduce all of them to any prospective student-athlete who might want to row for Louisville one day.”last_img read more

Heres How to Turn Off Googles Saved Searches and Personalized Results

first_imgSeptember 25, 2018 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img What’s the difference between President Donald Trump and a takeout sandwich?For one, it’s how Google treats a search for each. Type “best sandwich shops” into the search engine, and chances are you’ll be presented with top-rated spots in your current zip code. Search “Donald Trump,” and more generally applicable content — recent news hits, the president’s Twitter account and the White House website — receive top billing. Though we have an idea of how Google prioritizes different sets of search results, the algorithms themselves are a mystery. When it comes to personalized search, though, we do know one thing: The company saves user data, including recent search history, to potentially tweak results based on each individual. For your lunchtime query, if you type only “sub” into the search bar, Google may use your search history to determine you’re talking about a sandwich and not a submarine.No matter whether you’re seeking out the president or a panini, there’s a chance your past search history could inform the order of results. If you’re, say, a CNN loyalist, Google may use your search history to bump up that publication’s Trump content a couple of spots, whereas staunch readers of Fox News may see that publication featured slightly more prominently on the results page. By and large, however, searches should yield similar results for any user — and Google will never personalize results to be more liberal- or conservative-oriented, said Danny Sullivan, Google’s public liasion for Search. The company does not even have a way of sorting results into such categories, he said. It’s important to note that personalization is often conflated with localization, but the search engine giant maintains that they’re two separate entities. For your lunchtime query, spots within walking distance of your office may show up first, but those results should be the same for everyone in your area. “Personalization is when search results change on something that is related to only you and no one else,” Sullivan told Entrepreneur. “Localization is when something changes based on the location where a search is happening, which isn’t unique to an individual because it’s shared by a group.” According to Google, around 2 percent of search queries are treated with some level of personalization. And though the company supports personalization, it condemns bias, as CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in an email to employees on Friday.“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” he wrote. “The trust our users place in us is our greatest asset, and we must always protect it. If any Googler ever undermines that trust, we will hold them accountable.”Pichai’s comments follow a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that brought to light an internal Google discussion after President Trump’s 2017 travel ban. The ban restricted travel to the U.S. from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, and in the internal email thread, employees discussed an idea to volley pro-immigration results in search. According to Google, the discussion was simply a brainstorming session and none of the ideas were ever implemented. But the disclosure will likely fuel critics’ complaints, especially as the 2020 election approaches, that large tech companies such as Google suppress conservative perspectives online.“We build products for people of every background and belief, and we have strong policies to ensure that our products remain free of bias,” Pichai wrote.It’s a vital conversation to have, as prominent tech companies hold the power to influence public opinion on a mammoth scale. According to peer-reviewed research published in 2015, a search engine’s algorithm may have the ability to shift undecided voters’ voting preferences by 20 percent or more — and up to 80 percent in some demographic groups — without the voters’ knowledge.But in Google’s case — as far as personalized search results go — that doesn’t seem to be a pressing issue. Although as much as 11.7 percent of search engine results may show differences due to personalization, according to a 2013 paper by Northeastern University’s Algorithm Auditing Research Group, researchers were surprised to find that past searches and browsing history did not seem to inform results in a signfiicant way. They found that a user’s location — as well as the status of being signed into a Google account — had the most impact on results. (Note that in this paper, researchers included localization in their definition of personalization.) Related: Here’s How to Stop Third Parties From Reading Your GmailThough Google works to avoid top-level bias, there’s a more overarching idea to consider here: Personalization in any capacity can contribute to ground-level bias — or a “filter bubble” on the consumer level. The term was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser around 2010, and balancing that very idea — of an “echo chamber” of sorts that purports an individual’s own way of thinking — is something many tech companies continue to struggle with.“While personalization provides obvious benefits for users, it also opens up the possibility that certain information may be unintentionally hidden from users,” the Northeastern University researchers wrote.Whether you’re concerned with data security or want to avoid potential tweaks to results, here’s your starter guide for turning off Google’s personalization features on your computer.To prevent saved searches and browsing history:Go to Activity Controls, then pause each feature, such as Web & App Activity, Location History, Device Information, YouTube Search History and YouTube Watch History.To delete account activity:Go to Delete Activity, then select the date ranges for which you’d like to delete your account activity.To control ad personalization:Go to Ad Personalization, turn off the feature, then go here to control it on other websites and apps that use Google ad services.If you’re aiming to turn off personalization on your Android, iPhone or iPad:Go here. Then, in each of the four sections on the right, select your device and follow the instructions. Register Now »last_img read more

EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook

EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook

first_img BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.In its spring forecast published Tuesday, the EU’s executive branch said it is predicting 1.5 percent growth for the eurozone in 2015, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous forecast in February. For 2016, the Commission has kept its forecast of 1.9 percent for the eurozone. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Men’s health affects baby’s health too Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici addresses the media on the spring economic forecast at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, May. 5, 2015. The European Union on Tuesday nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece.(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) The Commission’s Moscovici conceded that the forecast for Greece is subject “to a high degree of uncertainty” and is premised on a successful conclusion to the current discussions between the Greek government and creditors. The two sides have been locked in talks for months but there are some hopes that a deal may be seen on May 11 at a meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers in Brussels.“What I would hope between now and May 11, the eurogroup will be able to see significant progress in our discussions with Greece,” he said. “I think that is the signal everyone is waiting for both in Greece and among Greece’s partners.”___Pylas contributed from London.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility One country seemingly going the other way is Greece, which is struggling to agree on a package of economic reforms with European creditors to unlock bailout funds. Without the 7.2 billion euros ($7.8 billion), Greece could face bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro.The uncertainty, which has grown since the left-wing Syriza party won January’s general election on a promise to bring an end to hated austerity policies, has weighed on the Greek economy. Businesses and investors are wary of making long-term plans in a country whose economic future is clouded in uncertainty.The European Commission now anticipates 0.5 percent growth this year. That’s a stunning 2 percentages points lower than the forecast made just three months ago. For 2016, the Commission anticipates Greek growth to accelerate to 2.9 percent.In its forecast, the Commission said the “positive momentum” that was building up last year after Greece’s savage recession came to an end has been stunted.The Commission also said the uncertainty has contributed to a “significant shortfall” in state revenues at the turn of the year.Greece has relied on bailout cash — some 240 billion euros — from its euro partners and International Monetary Fund for five years after its public finances spiraled out of control and investors were reluctant to lend it money. Years of austerity, such as big cuts to government spending, have helped reduce the country’s borrowing levels but the debt burden as a proportion of economic output has continued to rise amid recession. Top Stories It said the eurozone as a whole is benefiting from a number of factors, including lower oil prices, a steady global outlook, the weaker euro, the 1.1 trillion-euro monetary stimulus ($1.2 trillion) from the European Central Bank and less stringent budget policies.“The European economy is enjoying its brightest spring in several years, with the upturn supported by both external factors and policy measures that are beginning to bear fruit,” said Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. “But more needs to be done to ensure this recovery is more than a seasonal phenomenon.”The recovery is being powered by Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, which is expected to post solid growth of 1.9 percent this year, followed by 2 percent next. Another standout is Spain, which is expected to grow by a healthy 2.8 percent in 2015 and 2.6 percent the following year.For some it was proof that a relaxation in the government belt-tightening measures that dominated EU policy for much of the financial crisis is starting to pay off.“The recovery has arrived because Europe has taken a break from the policies of austerity,” the European Trade Union Confederation said in a statement. “Growth has finally been given a fighting chance.”last_img read more

Emirates to deploy A380 on more routes in 2016

Emirates to deploy A380 on more routes in 2016

first_imgAn Emirates A380 www.emirates.comEmirates to deploy A380 on more routes in 2016Emirates has announced it will deploy its highly-popular A380 to even more destinations across its network in 2016 – reinforcing its commitment to provide an enhanced onboard experience for its passengers.Birmingham (BHX), Prague (PRG) and Taipei (TPE) have been added to the growing list of Emirates A380 destinations, making Emirates the first and only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service from each of these destinations. Emirates’ daily Birmingham flight, EK39/40, will be up-gauged to an A380 beginning 27th March 2016. Emirates A380 services to Prague and Taiwan will start from 1st May 2016. Additionally, Barcelona will be served with a second daily Emirates A380 service from 1st June 2016.“The introduction and increase of Emirates’ A380 services in these strategic destinations means more travellers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading A380 product,” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.“Our onboard innovations on the A380, across all classes, continue to impress and delight our customers. Deploying larger capacity aircraft, such as the A380, also helps us to efficiently meet growing passenger demand in these markets, contribute to tourism development and enhance customer choice and options,” Thierry Antinori added.Flying the world’s largest fleet of A380 aircraft at 71, Emirates continues to set the pace for A380 deployment. Since Emirates launched is first A380 flight in 2008, the aircraft has flown over 42 million passengers, covering more than 630 million kilometres.Emirates’ inaugural A380 flight to Birmingham, EK39 will depart Dubai at 07:35hrs and arrive at 12:20hrs and will be operated in a two-class configuration. EK40 will depart Birmingham at 14:20hrs and arrive in Dubai at 00:35hrs (+1). The addition of an A380 on this route follows the recent introduction of Emirates’ third daily flight to Birmingham, as well as the airline’s milestone 15th year of operations to the city being celebrated this week.The daily Emirates Dubai-Prague route, operating as EK139, will depart Dubai at 09:05hrs and arrive in Prague at 13:30hrs. The return leg, operating as EK140, will depart Prague at 15:40hrs and arrive in Dubai at 23:35hrs. The A380 route will be operated in a three-class configuration, representing a 44 per cent increase in capacity.In Taiwan, Emirates will up-gauge its service to a two-class A380 service, representing a 44 per cent increase in capacity. Emirates flight EK366 will depart Dubai at 04:35hrs and arrive in Taipei at 16:50hrs the same day. The return flight EK367 will leave Taipei at 23:30hrs, arriving in Dubai at 05:05hrs the next day. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport recently completed enhancements making it compatible with the double-decker aircraft.Barcelona will be served twice daily with an Emirates A380 service, in a three-class configuration. From 1st June 2016, the second A380 service flight EK187 will depart Dubai at 15:45hrs and arrives in Barcelona at 20:55, while the return leg, EK188 departs Barcelona at 22:40hrs and arrives in Dubai at 07:25hrs the next day. The first A380 service to Barcelona was launched on 1st February 2014.On a three-class configured Emirates A380, there are up to 429 seats in Economy Class, 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 14 Private Suites in First Class where passengers also have access to the world’s only onboard Shower Spas. First Class and Business Class passengers can also socialise at 40,000 feet at the Onboard Lounge. Emirates’ two-class configured A380 features 58 flat-bed seats and the Onboard Lounge in Business Class, and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class.Passengers in all classes can enjoy access to over 2,000 channels of films, TV shows, music and games through ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, as well as free Wi-Fi and gourmet cuisine.There are currently 36 A380 destinations on the Emirates network, setting the industry benchmark for both A380 connectivity and customer experience.About Emirates:Emirates connects people and places around the globe, inspiring travel and facilitating trade across 147 destinations in 79 countries and territories. On-board its modern and efficient fleet of 244 aircraft, Emirates offers award-winning comfort and service, delivered by friendly cabin crew representing over 130 nationalities. Emirates has received more than 500 international awards for excellence.Today, Emirates operates the world’s largest and one of the youngest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s.In 2013 the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility, Concourse A, opened at Dubai International Airport for the exclusive use of Emirates and its global aviation partner Qantas, connecting to over 35 Emirates A380 destinations around the world.Together, Qantas and Emirates operate 91 flights per week to Dubai from Australia. Emirates’ 77 services operate from Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, including five daily A380 flights. One service daily from Sydney operates via Bangkok.One service daily from Brisbane operates via Singapore. One Melbourne service daily operates via Singapore, with another daily service operating via Kuala Lumpur. Emirates operates 28 flights per week to New Zealand – daily to Christchurch from Sydney, and daily all-A380 travel to Auckland from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Source = Emirates Emiratesbook and fly herelast_img read more