18 Sep

France looking really strong – Sagna

first_imgBacary Sagna believes that France are looking “really strong” heading into the World Cup and feels that the disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final can make them even more determined to win at RussiaThe former Arsenal and Manchester City full-back represented France at international himself and participated in three of their last four major tournaments.However, Sagna was not included for the World Cup squad this time around.But the 35-year-old is still feeling optimistic about France and is hopeful that with all the “amazing players” at the squad that they can win their first world title since 1998.“The France national team is really strong,” he told ESPN.“Every single position is really strong. We have amazing players going to the World Cup and I think they’re going to do well, not only because they are talented but because they are really young.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…“There’s a good vibe in the team and in the most recent competitions, in the World Cup in 2014 and in Euro 2016 we did well. I’m looking forward to seeing the team reach the final and winning.”Losing to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final at home soil, could further fuel France’s determination this summer.“I remember the first words [in the dressing room] after losing the final were thinking about the World Cup,” he said.“It was disappointing to lose the final the way we did in France, and I think the team wants to live these kinds of moments again because it’s just magical, crazy when you see the impact it had on the country itself. They have quality and they’re going to go step by step.”After being released by City last summer, Sagna now plays for Benevento Calcio in Serie A.last_img read more

17 Sep

Premier on Death of TCIs Oldest Resident

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islandscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 23, 2018 – South Caicos – Premier Robinson regrets the passing of Turks and Caicos Islands’ oldest resident, Ms. Eliza “Ma Lilah” Basden of South Caicos.  Ms. Basden passed on Thursday, January 19, 2018 peacefully at home in South Caicos at the age of 104 years old.Ms. Basden has made outstanding contributions to the island and is known amongst most for her sterling contribution to her Church and by extension of the Turks and Caicos Island Baptist Union and the Soroptimist Club.  She served as the first female executive member of the Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union and to date is the longest serving Recording Secretary.Premier Robinson on her passing says that, “Ms. Basden has been blessed to enjoy 104yrs and this is testament to God’s blessing on her life and her strength.  Knowing her personally, I have seen her strength and her commitment to her beliefs.  She was a loyal person and faithful to her commitment whether it was to the Church or the wider community.  She has left an indelivle mark on those who met her.  I believe that her life when celebrated on February 3rd, 2018 will speak volumes to this great giant of a lady and will inspire many to serve their God, Church and community with passion.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Young impressed with Rashfords form

first_imgManchester United’s defender Ashley Young, has revealed the key to Marcus Rashford’s current exciting run of success.Rashford took his goal tally to five in seven games and 41 in total for the club with the goal against the Seagulls at the Stretford End. And Young was delighted with the lad’s current run of form ahead of their FA Cup clash against Arsenal on Friday night.“Marcus just wants to learn,” Young told reporters after Saturday’s game.“He’s on the training pitch all the time and at times you have to drag him off because he just wants to be out there.Rashford with United’s second goal….GET INNN #MUNBHA #MUNBRI pic.twitter.com/FBjRG2fOc5— That Mech Kid ! (@r3al___AJ) January 19, 2019“He wants to learn and that is a good thing to see in a youngster now. It’s fantastic to see, he’s got that hunger, that desire, he’s a winner, and when you come through the Academy here, you’ve got that in abundance and you can see that when he goes out on the pitch every day here.”Rashford opened his goalscoring account for United in the league with a brace against the Gunners in a 3-2 victory in the Premier League three years ago. And Young remembers how he has flourished from then on till date.“I saw it from his youth-team days, when he was in the reserves and then obviously when he was training with us,“ recalled Young via the club’s website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.”He was a breath of fresh air. I was looking at him, thinking ‘I wish I was that spring chicken again’ but that seems like ages ago when he burst on to the scene, and I don’t think he’s looked back since. Like I said, he wants to work each day and every day and he can only get better.“I’ve said it from the time he broke into the team and even before then, he can be an unbelievable talent, he’s got the world ahead of him.his thought on Rashford’s goal, tho, the way he talked about it.Ole knows. Still The Assassin.pic.twitter.com/A3gZ34cfWS— Janoary M. Wibowo (@janoary_mw) January 13, 2019“He looks like he’s been playing for years and years. He’s a man ahead of his age.“The finish was unbelievable. I think he was actually off-balance but the way he finished it was superb and it’s a sight for us back players to see, the forwards running at defenders like that. I wouldn’t want to see him running at me like that! We get that in training.“It’s a tough job there [up front], but as long as they keep scoring, there’s great competition for places, and that’s what you’ve got to do – you’ve got to earn your money and go out there and produce, and he’s been doing that.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Fatal crash on Ronald Packard Parkway in Escondido

first_img ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – At least one person was killed Sunday night in a crash on the Ronald Packard Parkway (78) in Escondido, authorities said.The crash was reported by Escondido police to the California Highway Patrol at 11:07 p.m. on the eastbound Ronald Packard Parkway at Broadway, the CHP said.At least one person was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP’s log.The parkway was reduced to one lane eastbound for the investigation, the CHP said. June 18, 2018 Updated: 6:23 AM Posted: June 18, 2018 Fatal crash on Ronald Packard Parkway in Escondidocenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

14 Sep

Red 7 Media Launches Research and Consulting Practice

first_imgRed 7 Media publishes Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design magazines; as well as the Event Marketing Institute, several industry conferences, and numerous websites. The company also publishes FOLIO: and Audience Development magazines, and the new consulting practice will extend to those brands, as well.”We’ve been providing consulting services to leading companies in our markets for several years on an ad hoc basis,” says Red 7 Media CEO Kerry Smith. “With the addition of Mike to the team, we’ll now be able to build this capability into a core offering at a time when many companies are transforming themselves and are hungry for benchmarking and the perspective of industry experts to support their decisions. More of our customers and readers need custom information and answers to their unique business questions. Red 7’s research and consulting practice will help provide these answers with data, insight and market knowledge.” Red 7 Media, a business media and information company (and publisher of FOLIO: Magazine), has launched a research and consulting practice to help leaders in the global event, trade show and media industries analyze data and information to make more informed business decisions. Red 7’s custom and syndicated research services include benchmark and best practices studies, industry growth and outlook reports, market surveys, marketing consulting and strategic advisory.Heading this new group is Michael Hughes, former VP of Research and Consulting at Tradeshow Week, where for that past 15 years he has managed over 2,500 studies and assignments for organizations in every segment of the industry as well as leaders in the investment and consulting community. “Red 7 Media’s brands and media properties are the content and market access leaders in their markets. Providing custom and syndicated research and consulting is an additional way to help Red 7’s clients and users gain competitive advantage,” said Hughes.last_img read more

13 Sep

BRAC off the Table Ayotte Declares

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR At the outset of her panel’s budget hearing Tuesday, Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), chair of the Senate Armed Services’ Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, removed all doubt as to where she stands on the Obama administration’s request to hold a new BRAC round in 2019.“I continue to oppose another BRAC round for many reasons,” said Ayotte before she reiterated many of arguments she has cited in the past, including the higher-than-promised implementation cost of the last round.“I do not want to give the department the open-ended authority to pursue another BRAC round that will potentially incur significant upfront costs when we do not have the room in our budget in the next few years to afford many fundamental readiness investments that are right before us,” she said.Ayotte also focused on the impact of the Budget Control Act, which has forced the military to shed some of its force structure over the past several years to meet strict spending caps.“In short, there is a significant and dangerous gap between the military we have and the military we need. Therefore I don’t believe at this point it makes sense to authorize a round of base closures when many of us are hopeful that regardless of the outcome of this coming election, that the next administration will align its proposed defense budget and the size of our military to the growing threats we face and will need many of the bases that DOD may currently want to close,” she said.And if it wasn’t already clear, Ayotte stated she would not be including the authority to conduct a BRAC round in her subcommittee’s mark of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.Tim Kaine (D-Va.), the panel’s ranking member, similarly said he opposed approving a new round of base closures, but acknowledged the need for a mechanism to allow DOD to right-size its infrastructure in light of estimates that its excess capacity stands at about 20 percent. Kaine’s opposition was based on the BRAC process, however, which forces every defense community to invest resources in protecting its bases even if they aren’t in any real jeopardy.“So what BRAC becomes is just this massive lobbyist and lawyer effort that is largely unnecessary,” he said.Kaine described an approach, as he has in the past, which bypasses a BRAC commission and simply allows Congress to evaluate the department’s recommendations for closure and realignment.“I’d love to move to a situation where we rationalize our infrastructure investments, even including closures, with the basic recommendations that are based on the expertise within DOD and then allowing Congress to do what we do,” he said. “I think that would be a much better way to look at the rationalization of infrastructure.”Beyond the opening statements of Ayotte and Kaine, the administration’s BRAC request hardly came up during the sparsely attended hearing — other than during the opening statements of the top installation officials for DOD and the services. Three of the four witnesses made a strong case for lawmakers to approve the Pentagon’s request to conduct a BRAC round.The witnesses’ written testimony and a webcast of the hearing are available on the committee website.last_img read more

12 Sep

Tom Waits Tracy Chapman NWA Among 2018 Songwriters Hall Nominees

first_imgTo qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Six songwriters, or songwriting duos, will be honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s annual awards gala on June 24, 2018, in New York. Songwriting Prompts: Help Yourself Write Better And Faster News Six songwriters to be selected and inducted at gala in New York in June 2018Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 8:09 am The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 nominees, a list representing a catalog of seemingly countless hits, from country classics, reggae jams and iconic rap to pop gems, R&B anthems and more.The class of nominees includes GRAMMY-winning songwriters Tracy Chapman (“Give Me One Reason”), Alan Jackson (“Don’t Rock The Jukebox”), Tom Waits (“Downtown Train”), Kool & The Gang (“Celebration”), Tom T. Hall (“Little Bitty”), and Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”).Fellow GRAMMY winners Mariah Carey (“Hero”) and the Isley Brothers (“Fight The Power”) are also among the nominees. Also making the nominee list are N.W.A. (“Straight Outta Compton”), Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang”) and Alice Cooper (“Welcome To My Nightmare”).Additionally, several nonperforming songwriters have been recognized as 2018 nominees, including Randy Goodrum, Jermaine Durpri, Maurice Starr, Steve Dorff, and duos Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer.  Email Facebook center_img Twitter Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, N.W.A. Among 2018 Songwriters Hall Nominees Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Nominees tom-waits-tracy-chapman-nwa-among-2018-songwriters-hall-nomineeslast_img read more

11 Sep

POLICE LOG for March 20 Homeless Camp Found Under Bridge Bad Crash

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, March 20, 2019:A 2-vehicle crash with airbag deployment took place in front of McDonald’s. Child was in one of the vehicles. No injuries. Both vehicles towed. (7:20am)Police received report of a homeless camp underneath the Richmond Street bridge. Police confirmed small camp in the Middlesex Canal culvert. DPW notified to clean area. (11:43am)A Hopkins Street caller reported a Social Security scam phone call. (12:41pm)A walk-in party reported malicious damage to their vehicle on Ring Avenue. (12:58pm)Teacher at North Intermediate School requested patrol call after non-students continued to play football in the parking lot around staff vehicles despite several staff members asking them not to. Police moved to the kids to the field. (3:22pm)MBTA transit police called about a male party walking down the tracks from Andover spotted by the State Police Airwing. Police unable to locate on their tracks. (5:39pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 28: Graffiti At Town Park; Delivery Driver Falsely Accused Of Theft; Road RageIn “Police Log”last_img read more

10 Sep

Microsoft and Sony will partner on game streaming AI

first_img See It Rylo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $6 at Tidal Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET 3 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella  Microsoft Sony and Microsoft on Thursday said they’re exploring a strategic partnership to develop cloud-based solutions for their respective game and content streaming services.The announcement doesn’t specifically mention Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation consoles, but it appears the partnership will focus on entertainment platforms including gaming. As part of the agreement, the companies will jointly develop cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure, according to a release. Sony might also use Microsoft Azure for its game and content streaming services. The efforts will also include building better tools for content creators.”Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a release. “Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”Also, the companies will explore working together in the areas of semiconductors and artificial intelligence.Both Sony and Microsoft revealed new details on new gaming consoles in April, which are expected to be released next year. Sony said its next-gen console — likely called the PlayStation 5 — will be AMD-based, support high-end graphics features like ray tracing and 8K output, and switch to high-speed SSD storage. Microsoft followed with the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a late-in-life addition to the Xbox One line that finally ditches the optical drive. $520 at HP DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sprint Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Comments See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free.center_img $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review See at Amazon Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags Read the Rylo camera preview 7 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET See it $299 at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It $999 Gaming Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Turo Microsoft Sony,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Apple iPhone XS Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $155 at Google Express The Cheapskate Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale.last_img read more

10 Sep

ZF wants to put airbags on the outside of your car

first_img Post a comment 2019 BMW X2 M35i review: A fun, potent little crossover More From Roadshow 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK Tags 0center_img Share your voice It’s not unusual for a car to have a half-dozen or more airbags these days, everywhere from side-pillars to seatbelts. With little room left for more inside the cabin, ZF is working on a concept for an airbag that goes outside the car to protect against one of the most dangerous types of crashes: side impacts. A side-impact collision, where a car is either struck by another from the side or slides sideways into an object, poses great threats to the car’s occupants because the crumple zones are so small compared to the front or the rear. Side-curtain airbags inside the cabin help to protect occupants after the collision, but ZF’s concept airbags would actually deploy before the crash and create a crucial buffer. According to ZF, the system uses cameras, radar and lidar to identify an unavoidable crash, all the sorts of systems commonly found on autonomous vehicles. Once detected, the system triggers in just 150 milliseconds, inflating a large bag from beneath the car that stretches between the A and C pillars. The result, ZF says, is a significant reduction in the amount of force transferred to the occupants, potentially reducing injury or even, in the case of a small fender-bender, preventing damage to the car. No word on when we might see these deployed on the road, but with more and more production cars including advanced sensing systems like those required here, it may be only a few years off.  2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs Auto Techlast_img read more

5 Sep

BSE closes points 7864 down on Jan 7

first_imgBSE closes points 78.64 down on Jan 71.6K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 78.64 down on Jan 71.6K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 78.64 points down to stand at 26,908.82. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 25.25 points down to stand at 8,102.10. BEL and JUBILANT LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.38% and 11.11% along with SUZLON and UBL with an increase of 9.20% and 8.35% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 4.95% and 4.67% along with IRB and GREAT EASTERN SHIPPING CO.LTD. with a decrease of 4.39% and 4.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 0.86 points at 18,546.79 while the banking sector is down 84.32 points at 21,031.53 and the reality sector is down 4.09 points at 1,513.72. The Indian currency is down 0.37% at Rs 63.33 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 78.64 points down to stand at 26,908.82. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 25.25 points down to stand at 8,102.10. BEL and JUBILANT LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.38% and 11.11% along with SUZLON and UBL with an increase of 9.20% and 8.35% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 4.95% and 4.67% along with IRB and GREAT EASTERN SHIPPING CO.LTD. with a decrease of 4.39% and 4.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 0.86 points at 18,546.79 while the banking sector is down 84.32 points at 21,031.53 and the reality sector is down 4.09 points at 1,513.72. The Indian currency is down 0.37% at Rs 63.33 per dollar.last_img read more

5 Sep

Hyderabad horror Woman stripped thrashed for refusing sex with customers

first_imgThe woman alleged that the management of the bar in Begumpet was harassing her to extend sexual favours to the customers.Representational imageIn a gruesome incident, a bar dancer was stripped and brutally assaulted by her colleagues after she refused to engage in paid sexual intercourse with a customer at the pub.The incident happened in Hyderabad’s Begumpet area on Sunday, June 16. “Sometime after her joining, the management of the bar started harassing her to visit customers and perform sexual activities,” a police official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.Four of her fellow women colleagues dragged her out and stripped her on the Begumpet-Somajiguda road. A man also accompanied them to thrash her.The four women were arrested by Panjagutta police, while the man who is privy to the crime is still on the run, reported a news agency. A police reportedly said that efforts are on to nab the other accused.In her complaint to the police, the woman alleged that the management of the bar in Begumpet was harassing her to extend sexual favours to the customers. When she refused five of her colleagues and including a man stripped and beat her. The victim reportedly said that inebriated customers of the pub came to her rescue.The police were reportedly acting on her complaint. “Recently, the management of the bar started asking her to visit customers and perform sexual activities with them,” Panjagutta police told ANI.The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the intention of outraging modesty of the woman, for criminal intimidation and for voluntarily causing hurt.The Director General of Police (DGP) Telangana Mahender Reddy has also sought a detailed report of the incident.last_img read more

5 Sep

10 tips on how to deal with office politics VIDEO

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading … 10 tips on how to deal with office politicscenter_img Office politics will never go away. It’s a fact of company life.When we think of office politics, the implication is usually malicious. We think of power struggles, allegiances, back-stabbing and malicious gossip. Some people succeed on it, but most people find it utterly wretched.While majority of employees feel office politics hurt productivity, a 2012 survey by Robert Half International shows 56% of workers feel politicking is necessary to get ahead in their career.However, destructive office politics can demoralize an organization, hamper productivity, and decrease company revenue.So what can you do to prevent your career and personal life from being damaged by rampant office politics and gossip?Here are some tips, both applicable for staff and management, on how to deal with office politics.Watch the video to find out more.last_img read more

5 Sep

US war on Huawei How careers of regular employees are hit

first_imgHuawei has released a new video showing its new fast charging technology, is the company prepping up something new for MWC 2018?ReutersWho are the victims of the blistering trade war between the US and China? Of course US importers, hordes of Chinese firms and market participants across the world. But the blacklisting of Huawei by President Donald Trump showed the entente has many more levels.Even as Huawei is reeling from the impact, the latest reports also show that regular workers are also caught in the crossfire. A move by the world’s biggest technical professional organisation shows that even high profile employees from the banned or blacklisted companies can become pariahs overnight.New York-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has decided to ban employees of Huawei from participating in the peer review of research papers.Chinese social media platforms are seething in anger over the move, which singles out employees of a company. The Chinese are accusing the US and organisations in its influence of “violating academic freedom’ and being anti-science”, the South China Morning Post reported. Huawei Technologies’ founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei.ReutersThe IEEE move goes far beyond the basic line of science and technology and challenges the professional integrity of the employees, said Zhang Haixia, a professor with the Institute of Microelectronics at Peking University.IEEE defends it s decision saying it needs to comply with legal obligations under the laws of the US. Huawei, the Chinese telecommunication giant at the centre of the controversy, said it did not have any comment on the development.Sanctions and threat of blacklisting have been par for the course in the China-US trade stalemate over the years but Donald Trump took a leap into unfamiliar terrain by giving teeth to the existing US provisions when he announced the blacklisting of Huawei.National security threatThe Chinese company, even as it smarted under the whipping from the US, suddenly realised that global behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm followed through, enforcing a suspension of business dealings with the Chinese company.With the latest reports it’s clear that professionals are also becoming the collateral damage. Trump signed an executive order two weeks ago to bar US firms from installing the foreign-made telecom equipment which poses a national security threat. China threatened retaliation, saying it will defend rights and interests of its companies. The clampdown on Huawei came at a time when the trade war between two of the world’s largest economies had reached a high point. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:57Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:56?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Huawei caught between US-China conflictlast_img read more

3 Sep

BNP to demand for redemarcation neutral polltime govt

first_imgBNPWhile ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) wants no change in constituency demarcation before the next general elections, its primary rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) demands the election commission re-delimit the constituency.BNP senior leaders said the party is in favour of the demarcation based on which the 2001 general election was held.They said the party would raise its demand during its talks with the election commission scheduled to be held on 15 October.BNP leaders already held several meetings and drafted a set of proposals.BNP leaders said the draft was prepared in line with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s ‘Vision-2030’ and its proposal for the reconstitution of the EC.A senior BNP leader said party policymakers believe that the constituency demarcation was changed with an ill motive during the military-back emergency government in the run up to the 2008 general election and the BNP was affected for the change.Considering it, a BNP delegation led by standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain met the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, on 18 June and made a demand to restore constituency boundary that existed before the change made in the run up to the 2008 general election.BNP argues that the demarcation of 300 constituencies was carried out through a gazette in 1984 and and based on which the elections were held in 1986, 88, 91, 96 (twice) and 2001.Even though no political party raised objection to it, the then caretaker government changed the boundaries in 2008 before the ninth parliamentary election.Speaking to Prothom Alo, former election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain said the constituencies are not delimited or not allowed after 1984. But it is a constitutional duty of the EC to delimit the constituencies after each population census.Sakhawat pointed out that the matter is so important that no case can be filed in this regard.He blamed the election commission for not delimiting the constituencies at that time (before the change in 2008). Current EC led by K M Nurul Huda prepared a draft to delimit the constituencies. The EC, however, did not finalise it.BNP policy makers said alongside demanding re-delimitation of constituencies, the party will focus on the supportive election-time government during its talks with EC.Moreover, the BNP would attach priority to measures that will ensure a level playing field, dissolution of parliament before elections, and deployment of army seven days before the elections.The BNP would also put forth proposals for amending some sections of the Representation of the People Order (RPO), ensuring neutrality of judicial officials, stopping use of illegal and black money, and muscle power.The party will also submit a specific proposal regarding the ballot box.Several leaders who are engaged in preparing the draft of party proposals, however, said the issue of holding election after dissolving parliament and with a supportive government in place is a matter of political decision and the EC has nothing to do in this regard.Despite the fact, the BNP will submit the proposals, they said.According to the party, the EC is constitutionally bound to ensure a free, fair, neutral, and acceptable election. And a neutral poll-time government is a prerequisite for ensuring a congenial election atmosphere.The BNP wants the EC to create pressure on the government over this.BNP policymakers think that it does not matter how much independent the EC is, no measures of the EC can be useful if there is no neutral election-time government.They said the previous EC amended the RPO and issued a nice roadmap for election but it did not work as there was a political government in power during the polls.Asked about this, BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said, “Political parties do not trust each another. That’s why the caretaker government came in 1996. The AL took to the streets demanding for the caretaker government.””Mistrust and lack of confidence have deepened further. So, an election-time government is a must now. And this will be BNP’s main demand,” he added.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam and Imam Hossain.last_img read more

3 Sep

Putinlinked Russian org designed plan to influence US election results

first_imgRussian President Putin gestures during joint news conference. Reuters file photoA Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former US officials told Reuters.They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what US intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. US intelligence officials acquired the documents, which were prepared by the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, after the election.The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office.The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage US voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the US electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.The current and former US officials spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the Russian documents’ classified status. They declined to discuss how the United States obtained them. US intelligence agencies also declined to comment on them.Putin has denied interfering in the US election. Putin’s spokesman and the Russian institute did not respond to requests for comment.The documents were central to the Obama administration’s conclusion that Russia mounted a “fake news” campaign and launched cyber attacks against Democratic Party groups and Clinton’s campaign, the current and former officials said.“Putin had the objective in mind all along, and he asked the institute to draw him a road map,” said one of the sources, a former senior US intelligence official.Trump has said Russia’s activities had no impact on the outcome of the race. Ongoing congressional and FBI investigations into Russian interference have so far produced no public evidence that Trump associates colluded with the Russian effort to change the outcome of the election.Four of the officials said the approach outlined in the June strategy paper was a broadening of an effort the Putin administration launched in March 2016. That month the Kremlin instructed state-backed media outlets, including international platforms Russia Today and Sputnik news agency, to start producing positive reports on Trump’s quest for the US presidency, the officials said.Russia Today did not respond to a request for comment. A spokesperson for Sputnik dismissed the assertions by the US officials that it participated in a Kremlin campaign as an “absolute pack of lies.” “And by the way, it’s not the first pack of lies we’re hearing from ‘sources in US official circles’,” the spokesperson said in an email.PRO-KREMLIN BLOGGERSRussia Today and Sputnik published anti-Clinton stories while pro-Kremlin bloggers prepared a Twitter campaign calling into question the fairness of an anticipated Clinton victory, according to a report by US intelligence agencies on Russian interference in the election made public in January.Russia Today’s most popular Clinton video – “How 100% of the 2015 Clintons’ ‘charity’ went to … themselves” – accumulated 9 millions views on social media, according to the January report.The report said Russia Today and Sputnik “consistently cast president elect-Trump as the target of unfair coverage from traditional media outlets.”The report said the agencies did not assess whether Moscow’s effort had swung the outcome of the race in Trump’s favor, because American intelligence agencies do not “analyze US political processes or US public opinion.”CYBER ATTACKSNeither of the Russian institute documents mentioned the release of hacked Democratic Party emails to interfere with the US election, according to four of the officials. The officials said the hacking was a covert intelligence operation run separately out of the Kremlin.The overt propaganda and covert hacking efforts reinforced each other, according to the officials. Both Russia Today and Sputnik heavily promoted the release of the hacked Democratic Party emails, which often contained embarrassing details.Five of the US officials described the institute as the Kremlin’s in-house foreign policy think tank.The institute’s director when the documents were written, Leonid Reshetnikov, rose to the rank of lieutenant general during a 33-year-career in Russia’s foreign intelligence service, according to the institute’s website. After Reshetnikov retired from the institute in January, Putin named as his replacement Mikhail Fradkov. The institute says he served as the director of Russia’s foreign intelligence service from 2007 to 2016.Reuters was unable to determine if either man was directly involved in the drafting of the documents. Reshetnikov’s office referred questions to the Russian institute.On its website, the Russian institute describes itself as providing “expert appraisals,” “recommendations,” and “analytical materials” to the Russian president’s office, cabinet, National Security Council, ministries and parliament. On 31 Jan, the websites of Putin’s office and the institute posted a picture and transcript of Reshetnikov and his successor Fradkov meeting with Putin in the Kremlin. Putin thanked Reshetnikov for his service and told Fradkov he wanted the institute to provide objective information and analysis.“We did our best for nearly eight years to implement your foreign policy concept,” Reshetnikov told Putin. “The policy of Russia and the policy of the President of Russia have been the cornerstone of our operation.”last_img read more

3 Sep

Minni tells father she said what police wanted

first_imgAysha Siddika Minni. File PhotoThe main witness in the Rifat Sharif murder case, Aysha Siddika Minni, also wife of Rifat, told her father that she was coerced by police into making a confessional statement.The police officials also threatened her with a fresh 10-day remand if she failed to oblige, alleged Aysha’s father Mozammel Hossain, quoting her. Mozammel revealed this to newsmen on Saturday after meeting his daughter at the gate of Barguna district jail.Meanwhile, Rifat Farazi, one of the main accused in the murder of the Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, has confessed to his involvement with the crime to Barguna senior judicial magistrate Md Sirajul Islam Gazi on Saturday, said the case’s investigation officer Humayun Kabir.Rifat Farazi was the 14th accused who made the confessional statement after the completion of his second spell of remand.Rifat Farazi has become the main accused as the prime accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond was killed in what police called a gunfight with them on 2 July.On 26 June, Rifat Sharif was hacked to death in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College.The following day, the victim’s father Abdul Halim Sharif filed a lawsuit with Barguna police station against 12. Besides, four-five other unnamed people also were made accused in the case.Police arrested Rifat Farazi on the night of 2 July, the day Nayan Bond was killed in the alleged gunfight.Rifat Farazi is the son of the brother-in-law of Barguna zila parishad chairman Delwar Hossain.Rifat’s younger brother Rishan Farazi has also been arrested in connection with the case.last_img read more

3 Sep

Trump brings Brexit advice on state visit to UK

first_imgUS president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stepped off Marine One and make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on 2 June. Photo: AFPBritain will roll out the red carpet for US president Donald Trump on Monday as he arrives in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit.Queen Elizabeth II will welcome Trump and his wife Melania to Buckingham Palace, where they will be treated to a guard of honour, a private lunch and later, a glittering state banquet.But beneath the pomp and ceremony, Britain is in turmoil with prime minister Theresa May due to step down within weeks over her handling of her country’s exit from the European Union.True to form, Trump ripped up the diplomatic rule book before he even touched down by saying former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” choice to succeed May.He also recommended May’s successor walk away from talks with Brussels, refuse to pay Britain’s agreed divorce bill and leave the EU with no deal.The much vaunted UK-US “special relationship” was already under strain over different approaches to Iran, China and the Paris climate change accord.Opposition politicians are boycotting the banquet over what London’s mayor Sadiq Khan called Trump’s “divisive behaviour” and large protests are expected across the capital.But May and Trump are expected to emphasise the wider benefits of the old alliance when they hold talks at Downing Street on Tuesday.On Wednesday, they will join other world leaders in the English port of Portsmouth to commemorate 75 years since the D-Day landings, which changed the course of World War II.”Our relationship has underpinned our countries’ security and prosperity for many years, and will continue to do so for generations to come,” May said ahead of the visit.No-deal BrexitMay announced her resignation last month after failing to get her Brexit deal through parliament and twice delaying Britain’s EU departure.She will formally quit as her Conservative party’s leader on Friday, but will stay on while they find someone to replace her.Three years after the referendum vote for Brexit, Britain remains divided and anxious about its place in the world.Trump recommended the new government “walk away” from talks with the EU if it cannot get a good deal, and refuse to pay the £39 billion (45 billion euros, $50 billion) divorce bill May agreed.In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, he emphasised that there was “tremendous potential” for Britain to trade with his country after Brexit.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist, denounced the president’s “entirely unacceptable interference in our democracy”.He earlier condemned putting on a show for a world leader who “rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric”.Strained special relationshipTrump’s first official visit to Britain last year was overshadowed by criticism of May’s approach to Brexit, as well as large demonstrations.Protesters are planning another big turnout this week and are hoping to once again fly their inflatable balloon showing Trump as a baby over the streets of London.But the president’s itinerary, which also includes a tea with heir to the throne Prince Charles, will keep him away from the public.He is not due to meet prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle, who has previously been highly critical of Trump.Asked about Markle’s comments in his weekend interviews, Trump said: “What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”May was the first foreign leader welcomed to the White House after Trump’s election victory in November 2016, but their relationship has not always been rosy.They have clashed in the past over his migration policies, while Britain still backs the Iranian nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, both of which Trump has abandoned.Washington has also been putting pressure on Britain to exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G network over security concerns, suggesting it might harm intelligence sharing.last_img read more