Gary Cahill defends under-fire Chelsea F.C. coach Antonio Conte

first_imgChelsea F.C. defender Gary Cahill came out in support of under-fire manager Antonio Conte and said it is the players who need to stand up and take responsibility for their “abysmal” Premier League performances.Conte’s future at Chelsea has been a subject of debate after the league’s defending champions endured a 4-1 loss at Watford, just five days after falling to a 3-0 home defeat against Bournemouth.”The players have to take responsibility. The manager has done an absolutely unbelievable job,” Cahill said.”This is the worst I’ve felt for a while. Performance-wise, I didn’t recognise us or myself. It was abysmal.”ALSO WATCHThe defeat against Watford left Chelsea fourth in the table, 19 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City with a clash against basement side West Bromwich Albion coming up on Monday.”We just need to keep strong. I’ve been here before at this club. It’s about staying calm. It hurts a lot when you come off after a performance like that.”Fellow defender Cesar Azpilicueta said Chelsea must focus on finishing in the top four and suggested they could still salvage their season by winning a cup competition.Chelsea face Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup and are in the last 16 of the Champions League, where they take on Spanish side Barcelona later this month.”I’m sure this team will fight back. We have three targets to go for and we have a massive three or four months ahead of us,” Spaniard Azpilicueta said.advertisement”As a player, what I want is to get back on the training field as soon as possible, work hard for Monday’s game, get the three points and get some confidence back.”(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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Several Tourism Properties Being Upgraded

first_imgThere are significant investments in the current upgrading of several tourism properties involving new owners and brands that are expected to enhance the attractiveness of Jamaica as a destination.This was revealed by Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, when he opened the 2013/14 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, on April 18.He informed that among the investments is the Seashore Beach Bay Resort, formerly Poinciana in Negril, which was acquired last year by Karisma, a group out of Mexico. The property is being upgraded at a cost of $1.1 billion.Another such venture is the former Starfish Hotel in Trelawny, which was also acquired last year by the Sunwing Travel Group, a Canadian company.Dr. Phillips said the hotel will be operated under the Memories White Sand brand and its 350 rooms are undergoing major refurbishing involving an investment of over $2.5 billion.Additionally, global hotel operators, Melia Hotels International (MHI), has entered into an agreement with the National Insurance Fund (NHF), to manage the resort property at Braco. The hotel’s 226 rooms are slated to undergo major renovation in the coming months.The Minister further informed that last November, RIU commenced construction of a 238-room hotel at Mahoe Bay in Montego Bay, which will be opened for the 2013/14 winter season.“This is an investment of over J$4 billion or US$43 million, and will represent RIU’s high-end brand of suites,” he noted.The Minister emphasized that the upgrading of existing hotels and construction of new rooms is critical if the country is to remain competitive.“We must recognise that the industry has to respond to continuing competitive pressures from other destinations. If the sector is to continue to grow, we must constantly raise competitiveness, which means we must both secure investment in new rooms and in the upgrading of our existing stock,” he added.Dr. Phillips said Jamaica’s tourist industry is experiencing a transition, with new investors contributing to a revitalisation of existing resorts and adding to economic activity.These players, he said, will bring to the marketplace exciting products that will bolster the local industry.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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CMA CGM to Bring Artificial Intelligence on Board Ships

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: CMA CGM French shipping company CMA CGM has teamed up with San Francisco-based startup Shone to embed artificial intelligence on board ships.Through the collaboration, launched at the beginning of the year, Shone is to access the company’s vessels to finalize the development of AI aboard.The startup, specializing in the use of artificial intelligence for maritime transportation, is thus allowed to take onboard data collection systems which are then analyzed at its headquarters in San Francisco. Once the development is finalized, this innovation will facilitate the work of crews on board, whether in decision support, maritime safety or piloting assistance.As far as security and anti-collision alert systems are concerned, Shone fuses data from multiple sensors in order to increase detection accuracy, thus preventing potential collisions, taking into account COLREGs.“This collaboration is fully in line with the group’s strategy of innovation at the service of digital transformation,” CMA CGM said.last_img read more

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Countrys Energy Ministers Talk Electricity in Halifax

first_imgCanada’s energy ministers couldn’t have picked a better time totalk about electricity. While hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians continued to dealwith power blackouts in the aftermath of Hurricane Juan, Canada’senergy ministers met in Halifax on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to discussissues regarding Canada’s energy supply and electricitygeneration and transmission. “We had a tremendous discussion and reached consensus on a numberof issues regarding electricity generation and transmission,renewable energy and energy supply issues,” said Nova ScotiaEnergy Minister Cecil Clarke. “With the blackout in centralCanada in August, and a hurricane here, it brought home theimportance of ensuring we look at our electricity issues withgeneration, transmission and reliability as a nation rather thanas individual provinces or territories.” The meeting was part of an annual two-day conference of federal,provincial and territorial ministers responsible for mines andenergy issues. After a morning session with industryrepresentatives from across Canada, the ministers met privatelyin the afternoon to discuss a number of energy-related issues andmake decisions on how to move forward in the weeks and monthsahead. “This is a positive step in dealing with energy issues, issues that are of critical importance to Canadians,” said Mr. Clarke.”I want to thank my federal, provincial and territorialcolleagues for their commitment to continue with this meetingduring a very difficult time. The fact that so much wasaccomplished demonstrates the national importance of these issuesand the dedication and ingenuity of our Nova Scotian co-ordinating team who faced a number of challenges in ensuring themeetings were such a success.” The next meeting of the Mines and Energy Ministers will takeplace in Nunavut in July 2004. A copy of the Council of EnergyMinisters Record of Decision is available at www.gov.ns.ca/energy .last_img read more

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FIFA: Referees’ Decisions with VAR Were 99.3% Correct

Rabat – FIFA has presented very positive figures on the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) at the second referee media briefing of the 2018 World Cup.  The speakers, Chairman of the FIFA Referees’ Committee Pierluigi Collina, FIFA’s Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca, and VAR Refereeing Project Leader Roberto Rosetti, defended FIFA referees at the briefing on Friday, June 29, after analyzing refereeing matters over the 48-match group stage. Collina said that the decisions taken by the referees without the VAR were 95% correct in 335 analyzed incidents and were 99.3% correct with the use of VAR. They asserted this percentage is “very, very close” to perfection. According to FIFA’s figures, VAR analyzed 335 incidents, including all goals, an average of 6.9 incidents analyzed per match. There were 17 official video assistance appeals to change a decision, leading to 14 changed decisions and 3 confirmed decisions, after examining VAR.When asked how these figures were calculated, since video refereeing does not eliminate the subjectivity of refereeing interpretation, Collina replied, “We are here to analyze the work of the referees. These figures reflect our opinion which is relevant because it is our job. We think that 0.7% of decisions could have been taken a little better. “Rosetti stressed that VAR does not decide cases, it only “recommends an on-field review.” The referee is the only one who can make decisions. “This is the difference between interpretation, subjective decisions and factual decisions. For all interpretations, we want the referee at the center of the decision-making.” FIFA provided the following statistics on the group stage games:Yellow cards: 162 (3.4 average per match)Red cards: 1 direct, 2 second yellow cardsPenalty kicks: 24 (7 VAR)Actual playing time: 56min 45sec average per matchAdditional time: 6min 15sec average per matchVAR ‘Checks’: 335 incidents checked (6.9 average per match)VAR Reviews: 17Decisions changed after VAR Review: 14Decisions confirmed after VAR Review: 3Match-changing decisions’ accuracy: 95 percent correct without VAR, 99.3 per cent correct with VARA prior media briefing on refereeing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was held at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on June 12. The media pressed FIFA officials on the readiness of the referees, assistant referees, and VAR. read more

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Diamonds are forever

first_imgThe baby boomer generation in the US is driving global demand for diamonds and the same thrust is expected to spread to other parts of the world, according to a leading industry expert. South African-based James Allan, Principal of AllanHochreiter finance group, told the 15th annual Paydirt World Diamond Conference, which started in Perth today, that Americans born between 1945 and 1964 were now spending much of their disposable income buying diamonds. “If ever there was any doubt, diamonds are still a girl’s best friend – particularly in the US,” he told delegates at the opening session of the Conference.”The US represents about 43% of the world’s $72 billion annual diamond retail sales market,” he said. “That is being driven by the baby boomers who are now in their 40s, 50s and 60s, and who are spending more and more of their disposable income on luxury items. We have seen spikes in the number of Americans taking cruises and buying Harley Davidsons – but diamonds are right up there, and that is what is driving world demand. And I see no reason why that trend won’t extend to the rest of the world. This is already evident in the lucrative petro-dollar economies of Asia and the Middle East where retail sales of diamonds are being rapidly driven higher with this region currently representing about 15% of global retail sales market.”In a wide ranging presentation, Mr Allan also stated:International diamond exploration was on the increase, with Africa leading the way with $400 million spent in 2006, compared to $22 million in Australia The global industry was currently in the midst of a ‘who eats who’ regime with many exploration companies being swallowed up by larger corporations The availability of quality tyres for mining machinery – including trucks – was hampering the industry. Dr Kevin Wills, the Managing Director of Adelaide-based diamond explorer, Flinders Diamonds, told the conference that new exploration technology and skills are assisting Australian diamond explorers edge closer to the country’s next major diamond discovery. A veteran diamond explorer, he said new technology was helping his company in its search for diamonds in one of Australia’s current mining hotspots – the Gawler Craton in South Australia.Flinders Diamonds used its innovative helicopter borne magnetic survey techniques on the Gawler Craton region. And on Flinders Island, the company has just completed a high-tech, high resolution electro-magnetic survey over the highly diamond prospective island,”New technology and skills are helping us do things we couldn’t do with previous exploration tools, so explorers are making more educated, calculated decisions than at any other time in history,” said Dr Wills, who was involved in CRA’s (Rio Tinto’s) diamond search in the mid 1970s – regarded as the most successful period in Australian diamond exploration. “The challenge for us is to use the right technology in the right places.”Senior geologist, Dr John Armstrong, of Canadian diamond explorer, Stornoway Diamond Corp said the international diamond mining industry is currently sailing through a “perfect storm” – enjoying the ride between strong demand and diminishing global supply. He also remarked that diamonds were “mined like a commodity, but sold as a luxury product.””Diamond exploration and development companies throughout the world are taking advantage of this ‘perfect storm’,” Dr Armstrong said. “That is, the split between the supply and demand curve – basically the predicted demand for diamonds far outstrips what can be produced at the moment. Companies are trying to take advantage of that with new discoveries, or those that are already in their portfolios.””Those with the ability to market their own products, and there are various advantages in that, and companies that are able to maintain the marketing rights for their diamonds, are those best positioned to prosper best.”Dr Armstrong said China and India were showing strong growth in the demand for diamonds – with that trend expected to increase further in the coming years.Stornoway is one of Canada’s leading diamond exploration and development companies, involved in the discovery of over 150 kimberlites in six Canadian diamond districts.last_img read more

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Fear of protester violence stopped US hardright pundit Ann Coulter speaking at

first_imgEfforts by the university to cancel or delay the event dealt a blow to Berkeley’s image as a bastion of tolerance and free speech.Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks sent a letter to the campus Wednesday saying the university is committed to defending free speech but also to protecting its students.“This is a university, not a battlefield,” Dirks said in the letter. “The university has two non-negotiable commitments, one to Free Speech the other to the safety of our campus community.”Berkeley’s reputation as one of the country’s most liberal universities, in one of America’s most liberal cities, has made it a flashpoint for the nation’s political divisions in the era of Donald Trump.Earlier this month, a bloody brawl broke out in downtown Berkeley at a pro-Trump protest that featured speeches by members of the white nationalist right. They clashed with a group of Trump critics who called themselves anti-fascists.ClashesSimilar violent clashes also erupted at the same site, a public park, on 4 March.In February, violent protesters forced the cancellation of a speech by right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos, who like Coulter was invited by campus Republicans. Police at Berkeley ahead of the planned visit of Milo Yiannopoulos in February. Source: Ben Margot?PA ImagesThe Berkeley College Republicans and the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative group that had helped book Coulter’s campus speaking events, both pulled their support Tuesday citing fears of violence. They blamed the university for failing to ensure protection of conservative speakers.“Berkeley College Republicans do not want to endanger people’s lives so because of the university’s unwillingness to do their job we are forced to cancel the event,” Troy Worden, president of the campus Republicans, said Wednesday.Capt. Alex Yao of the Berkley campus police force said police presence will be strong Thursday.“You will see a high number of highly visible law enforcement. We’re going to have a very, very low tolerance for any violence,” he told a news conference. He said Berkeley police had reached out to local and state police forces “to let them know we might be calling for assistance.”- With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at centre of storm over ‘child abuse’ comments >Read: A speech by a famed alt-right activist at Berkeley was cancelled after violent protests last night > 165 Comments Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley Ann Coulter described it as a “dark day for free speech”. Source: Fox News/YouTubeThe American Civil Liberties Union has come out against what it said was effectively a veto of Coulter’s right to free speech.“The unacceptable threats of violence that have led to the ‘hecklers’ veto’ of Ann Coulter’s speech at Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect us all from government overreach,” said the ACLU’s David Cole.Hateful speech has consequences, particularly for people of colour, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and others who have been historically marginalised. But if the government gets to decide which speech counts as hate speech, the powers that be may later feel free to censor any speech they don’t like.“For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship. On college campuses, that means that the best way to combat hateful speech is through counter-speech, vigorous and creative protest, and debate, not threats of violence or censorship,” Cole added,Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. They cited “very specific intelligence” of threats that could endanger Coulter and students, as Berkeley becomes a platform for extremist protesters on both sides of the political spectrum. Source: Ann Coulter/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/3360610 I thought I might stroll around the graveyard of the First Amendment. Ann Coulter at a conservative conference in Washington in 2011. Ann Coulter at a conservative conference in Washington in 2011. Image: Cliff Owen/PA Images Share78 Tweet Email1 Image: Cliff Owen/PA Images CONTROVERSIAL US PUNDIT Ann Coulter has said that she was forced to cancel her speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley today.It comes amid concerns of violence by protesters who objected to her appearance at the university.Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.Coulter is a hard-right, best-selling author who has been regularly accused of racism and who was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump during his campaign.The Telegraph last year referred to her as “the Katie Hopkins of America”.In emails to The Associated Press, Coulter confirmed that her planned speech on illegal immigration, followed by a question-answer session, was cancelled. But she remained coy about what she might do instead.“I’m not speaking. But I’m going to be near there, so I might swing by to say hello to my supporters who have flown in from all around the country,” Coulter said in an email. By Associated Press Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 7:38 AM Apr 27th 2017, 7:38 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,428 Views Short URL I’m very sad about Berkeley’s cancelation, but my sadness is greater than that. It is a dark day for free speech in America.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 26, 2017last_img read more

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What the Hell is Going on With the Batman Movie

first_img The 11 Weirdest ‘Scooby-Doo’ Guest StarsChristian Bale Shares Cheeky Batsuit Advice for Robert Pattinson Stay on target I didn’t think I’d be writing another one of these so quickly, but here we are, less than a week later, and another DC film has hit a major snag.This time, we’re moving on to The Batman, which just lost its director. Ben Affleck, who starred as the Caped Crusader, announced he was stepping down from directing duties in a statement on Monday.“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.”According to sources close to Affleck, the actor and Warner Bros. came to the decision together. Both will work to find a director.“Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film,” Affleck continued. “I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”Earlier reports suggested that this was going to be an Affleck solo feature. He was directing, starring, producing, and working on a script. All the evidence stated that the film was already in pre-production stages after test footage of Deathstroke showed up online.Affleck even said that the screenwriting process was going well. We had a name; we had a villain, we had a vague characterization. It seemed to be more organized than other Warner Bros. DC films.However, an interview released in the beginning of this year started to cast some doubts on the venture, with Affleck seeming unsure about aspects of the production.“That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing, and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it,” he said.Sources say this has little to do with the failure of Live by Night, Affleck’s latest directorial venture.It looks like they’ll still be using the script Affleck co-wrote with Geoff Johns, which allegedly will focus on Batman’s status as “the World’s Greatest Detective.”In the meantime, Affleck will be appearing as Batman again in Justice League, and we’re sure in some other DC cameos along the way.last_img read more

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Hollywood animal hospital provides eye exams for service dogs

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida animal hospital has opened its doors to provide canine eye exams, Sunday.VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital and Animal Eye Guys of South Florida came together to provide free eye exams for service dogs.The National Service Dog Eye Exam program aims to give back to animals that give so much to the community. “I think the important thing is, we’re dealing with dogs that are out working for people — the police dogs, the service dogs, the therapy dogs,” said Dr. Rob Swinger, a veterinary ophthalmologist. “They’re going to the courts and working with children. They’re going to the nursing home and working with adults, hospitals with the sick.”The program, now in its ninth year, offers free eye exams for service and therapy animals during the month of May. Service Animal Eye Exam Event has begun at VCAHAH!! Today promises to be full of fun, photos and free eye exams… https://t.co/M7UWUR9eDI— VCA Hollywood A.H. (@The_HAH) May 22, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Modern Luxury Media Launches New Silicon Valley Magazine

first_img Anh-Minh Le will serve as the magazine’s first editor-in-chief, reporting to the group editor. Le was most recently editor-in-chief of Anthology, the quarterly lifestyle magazine she co-founded in 2010, which published its final issue in October. The new bi-monthly magazine, simply titled Silicon Valley, will release its first issue on March 1, 2016, covering topics including art, culture, dining, fashion and, fittingly, philanthropy. It will debut with a rate base of 30,000, distributed to residences, luxury hotels, boutiques and real estate offices, as well as newsstands and bookstores.  “We are pleased to announce Silicon Valley as our next Modern Luxury market, and we are eager to shine a spotlight on the evolving culture of this exciting region,” said Beth Weitzman, Modern Luxury VP and editorial director, in an official statement. Modern Luxury Media publishes a total of 56 luxury and lifestyle-oriented titles, including 17 existing regional luxury magazines in such markets as Houston, Los Angeles, Manhattan and San Francisco. The prosperous residents of Silicon Valley, the southern San Francisco Bay Area technology hub that Apple, Facebook and Google call home, have been selected as the next market of expansion for Modern Luxury Media’s stable of regional magazines devoted to the affluent lifestyle. “When discussing our growth strategy, Silicon Valley was an obvious choice,” said Modern Luxury SVP and group publisher Marcy Bloom. “It is one of the leading wealth-generating markets in the world, and has quickly become an influential center of culture and community beyond its technological roots.” Despite a reputation as a techie hub whose fashion sensibilities are defined by hooded sweatshirts and sneakers, Silicon Valley has begun to pivot itself as a vibrant culture hotbed. Earlier this year, online clothing community Betabrand debuted the first-ever Silicon Valley fashion week in San Francisco.last_img read more

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HOT OFF THE PRESS First Look At 20192020 Wilmington School Calendar

first_imgLike 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… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: First Look At 2018-2019 Wilmington School CalendarIn “Education”WHOOPS! 2017-2018 School Calendar Revised Due To Counting Error; New Last Day Of School SetIn “Education”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at Wednesday night’s meeting.Some key points include:The first day of school for Grades 1-12 is Tuesday, August 27. In a change from previous years, the first day of school will be an early release.The first day of school for Kindergarten is Tuesday, September 3School will be closed on Tuesday, November 5 (“Election Day”) for a Professional Development Day.In a change from previous years, school will be closed the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 26). It’s typically been an early release.School will be closed on Good Friday (Friday, April 10).In a change from previous years, all Curriculum Improvement Time (CIT) Early Dismissals will take place on Wednesdays — September 25, January 29, March 11, and May 6. This year, CIT Early Dismissals all fell on Fridays.The last day of school is Wednesday, June 19, assuming all 5 built-in snow days are used. That day will be an early release.last_img read more

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Vodafone chooses bankers for its India IPO

first_imgU.K.-based Vodafone Group Plc has appointed investment banks to arrange for its initial public offer (IPO) in its Indian entity Vodafone India. The $3 billion stock offering could potentially be the country’s largest IPO, according to latest reports.Bank of America, Kotak Mahindra Bank and UBS Group, as joint global coordinators, will lead the offering expected to take place next year, sources told Bloomberg. It added that Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings and ICICI Securities were also selected to work on the share sale, as joint book running lead managers (BRLM) to the coordinators of the issue.The share sale would provide Vodafone funds to expand in India. The country’s rising wages have helped the company’s growth in India outpace its business in mature Western markets such as the U.K.With the IPO, Vodafone will overtake Coal India’s 2010 listing of $2.3 billion (Rs. 15,500 crore), which was oversubscribed by almost 15 times over its issue size. Vodafone India’s IPO tipped to raise up to $3 billion (Rs. 19,900 crore) would therefore surpass the state-owned Coal India’s listing, and also set a new record, said Reuters.Before going public, India’s second biggest telecommunication company will wait to see the results of an upcoming spectrum auction by the Indian government in July. It will also weigh the impact of the competition from new wireless operator Reliance Jio Infocomm, owned by multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani,  Bloomberg reported earlier.It had also said that the London-headquartered Vodafone may sell 10 percent of its India business, and set the valuation of its operations at $20 billion (Rs, 1.32 lakh crore, approximately).Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telco by number of subscribers, has a market capitalisation of nearly $21.3 billion (Rs.1.4 lakh crore). Idea Cellular, another thriving teleco, has about $6.2 billion (Rs. 41,315.85 crore) in market cap.last_img read more

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Relaxed hartal underway against power price hike

first_imgThe eight-hour hartal protesting the fresh power price hike is underway on Thursday in a slacked manner.Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) backed the nationwide general strike called by the country’s left-leaning political parties.The shutdown that began at 6:00 am will continue till 2:00 pm.The vehicular movement was seen normal in the capital.Significant number of law enforcers was deployed at important points of the city to fend off any unwanted incidents.Police, meanwhile, detained 10 to 12 hartal supporters as they tried to obstruct vehicular movement but they were released later, said Mahmudul Islam, officer-in-charge of Paltan police station.Left party leaders-activists were chanting slogans protesting power tariff hike at Shahbagh intersection, said Abul Hasan, OC of Shahbagh police station, adding that vehicular movement remained normal.In Gazipur, the movement of public transports in the city is normal but the number of private vehicles is less than the other normal days.In Savar, one of the entry points of capital Dhaka, the number of long route buses was seen thin.On 23 November, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on an average raised power tariff by 5.3 per cent or Tk. 0.35 per unit.BERC chairman Monwar Islam announced the decision saying that the new tariff will come into effect from December.Later on the day, Ganatantrik Bam Morcha, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Socialist Party of Bangladesh (BSD) jointly called the hartal for Thursday.last_img read more

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Larry King accidentally rearended JFK

first_imgLarry King is a well-known figure in today’s media. In his 60-odd year career, he has worked in television and on the radio. According to Biography, he was born November 19, 1933, as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger. A chance meeting with a CBS announcer started his career when the announcer told him to go to Florida because they were hiring inexperienced broadcasters.Larry King in March 2017. Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0He went to Miami and got hired at WAHR, doing odd jobs around the station until one of their male announcers quit, and young Zeiger took the job.Just minutes before his first broadcast the station manager decided he needed a new name, since Zeiger sounded too “ethnic.” The station manager chose King, after seeing an ad for King’s Wholesale Liquor, and Larry King was off and running.King’s mugshot from 1971 arrest in Miami.In his career, King did announcing and newspaper work before starting a nightly coast-to-coast talk show in 1978. His reputation grew, and Ted Turner hired King to do the first international talk show for the just-beginning Cable News Network (CNN).He stayed there for 25 years, stepping down as host in 2010. King also appeared in several television shows and movies as himself and did voice work for a couple of animated films.King was known for two quirks of his personal life: his wives, and his driving.King during a recording of his Larry King Live program at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, in 2006.King has had a total of eight marriages to seven different women. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart at the age of 18, according to People magazine.It was allegedly annulled by her parents the following year, as they didn’t approve. He married Alene Akins, a playboy bunny, twice; during the first, King adopted Alene’s son from her first marriage.King with wife Shawn Southwick at a Beverly Hills gala, 2014. Photo by Neon Tommy CC BY-SA 2.0The next time they wed they had a daughter together. Most of his marriages have been relatively brief, seven years or less, but he has been married to his current wife, Shawn, since 1997.5 things you didn’t know about TV legend Larry KingIn September of 2017, King was involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills. According to TMZ, the then 83-year-old King was seen assessing the damage to his Lincoln MK and to the Mercedes-Benz that was the other vehicle involved.Although both drivers were looked over by paramedics as soon as they arrived, it was determined that neither driver was injured.Larry King at the 70th Annual Peabody Awards. Photo by 70th Annual Peabody Awards CC By 2.0Police said it was unclear who was at fault and didn’t issue a citation to either driver, although witnesses did say that King hit the other vehicle.That wasn’t the first such accident that King was involved in. The first time Larry King was in a collision was in 1958. King told the story to Jimmy Kimmel in 2010.Larry King. Photo by Thor Nielsen / NTNU CC BY-SA 2.0King was a young disc jockey living in Miami. He and three of his friends decided to drive to Palm Beach, which none of them had seen before.While gawking at the scenery, King accidentally rear-ended another car while coming up on a red light. What makes this story remarkable is that the driver of the other car was Senator John F. Kennedy. Kennedy got out of the car and asked “How could you hit me? It’s 10:30 on a Sunday morning, there are only two cars on the road. How could you hit me?”Deborah Tannen and Larry King at an ASAE event at the Kennedy Center, taken on January 5, 2013 by DB KingKing apologized and offered to exchange insurance information with Kennedy, but instead, Senator Kennedy had them raise their hands and swear that King and his companions would vote for him when he made his presidential run. When Kimmel asked King if he did, King said: “Of course I did!”Read another story from us: “Stone Face” Buster Keaton – King of Early Stunts who Broke his Neck without even KnowingIn 2008 King and his then-wife, Shawn, were involved in another accident, but King wasn’t driving the vehicle. After finding out who he was, the people in the other car sued King for $50,000, claiming severe injury; but Kings wife strongly refuted that assertion, and said it was a frivolous lawsuit to get money from a celebrity.last_img read more

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A close look at the Windows 10 Timeline feature

first_imgA close look at the Windows 10 Timeline feature by Martin Brinkmann on December 20, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: December 20, 2017 – 17 commentsMicrosoft revealed the Timeline feature of Windows 10 earlier this year. While its entire functionality was not made clear at the time, it looked as if it would allow users to keep track of past activity on a machine running Windows 10.Timeline was launched in the Windows 10 Insider Build 17063 in December 2017 as a way to “get right back to where you left off”.Timeline enhances the Task View feature of Windows 10 by listing past activity when you launch Task View on the device. You can launch Task View on Windows 10 with the shortcut Windows-Tab. The core difference to Alt-Tab was until now that Task View remained visible on the screen when you let go of the keys whereas Alt-Tab’s interface would be closed the moment you let go of them.Timeline enhances Task View by adding records of past activities to it. Microsoft defines activities in the context as a combination of a specific app with a specific piece of content. Think of Website+Edge, spreadsheet+Excel, music playlist+Spotify, or photo+Photos app.The preview release limits Timeline to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, and the applications Maps, News, Money, Sports and Weather. It appears that apps need to be actively support the feature by creating activity cards that then appear in Timeline.Microsoft uses the terminus apps but it appears that legacy desktop programs may be able to use Timeline as well; at least Microsoft Office 2016 supports it already and that is a desktop program and not a Windows 10 UWP application.Another interesting feature of Timeline is that it can draw activities from iOS and Android devices as well. It is likely that this is limited to devices that you link to your Windows PC, and activity of programs like Microsoft Edge that you may run on these devices.Task View displays open programs at the top and below that the Timeline view. The default view shows a snapshot of the activity on the day. Activities are listed with a thumbnail screenshot, a title or file name, and the application.Timeline displays only select activities by default. A link is provided to display all activities, but users need to click on it to display them all. Activities are grouped into hourly batches to make it easier to locate specific tasks according to Microsoft.It takes a while before activities start to show up on Task View once you upgrade your machine to a version of Windows 10 that supports Timeline.Task View comes with a slider on the right side that you can use to go back in time and check out activities on previous days.A click on an activity card opens it in the designated application. A click on Maps opens the same place or information in the Maps application again, a click on a Microsoft Edge activity the site in question.A right-click on any activity displays an option to remove it from the list. This seems to be the only option right now to remove items from the activity records. There is no option to remove activity records in bulk other than using the clear button in the Settings app but that removes all records.Manage TimelineThe Activity history page of the Settings application offers some control over the Timeline feature. You can turn it off there so that Windows won’t record activities anymore, and manage accounts separately.Use the shortcut Windows-I to open the Settings application.Go to Privacy > Activity history.You find three main options there right now:Enable the filtering of activities by account. You can set accounts to off there so that the activity of these accounts won’t show up on Timeline. This is mostly useful if you sign in using different accounts.Turn off Timeline. This is the main switch for the feature. If you turn it off, no activity is recorded.Clear the activity history. This clears the activity but does not affect its state.Closing WordsTimeline looks like an advanced version of the recent history functionality of the Windows operating system. It lists past activity of supported applications so that it becomes easier to continue using an application or going back to something that you did earlier.The main limitation right now is that apps need to support this actively. It remains to be seen if the vast majority of third-party developers will support this, or if this will remain a mostly Microsoft-specific feature as major company apps support it already.I can see how this can be useful to some users. I won’t use it however, and won’t use it even if the programs that I use mostly will support it as I have no need for it.Now You: Will you use Timeline?SummaryArticle NameA close look at the Windows 10 Timeline featureDescriptionWe take a close look at the new Timeline feature of the upcoming next version of Windows 10 which lists part activities on the system for easy access.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgA part of Northern Winter operational adjustments, Singapore Airlines has announced it will add a fourth daily service into Perth to meet market demand.Commencing 16 August this year and running through to March 2013, the extra flight per day is among a range of adjustments to the carrier’s network that will see capacity increases on several routes as well as reductions on others.The carrier’s flights into Melbourne will also receive an increase over the Northern Winter, with the airline utilising its A380 on two of the three daily flights between Singapore and the Australian city, up from the current one.  India, Mumbai services will also increase to 21 per week from 19 per week from the start of the Northern Winter Season in October this year while its daily Hong Kong flights which continue on to San Francisco will be served by the A380 instead of the Boeing 777-330 ER from 28 December this year to 24 March next year. An extra A380 service will also be added on flights to Tokyo Narita increasing the superjumbo service to twice daily from one.Meanwhile frequency from Milan, Italy and Barcelona, Spain will reduce from seven times per week to five while Singapore to Istanbul services will be cut to four from five. Earlier this month the Singaporean carrier announced it had carried a 12 percent higher passenger load in June this year compared to the same month last year. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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Rising Rates and Finance Costs Leaving Homeowners Chained to Their Properties

first_imgRising Rates and Finance Costs Leaving Homeowners Chained to Their Properties in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share June 20, 2017 652 Views center_img First American Financial Corporation, a global provider of title insurance, settlement services, and risk solutions for real estate transactions, released its May 2017 Potential Sales report Tuesday. First American reported potential existing-home sales increased to a 5.72 million seasonally adjusted, annualized rate (SAAR) and a 1.8 percent month-over-month increase. Since the market low in December 2008, this is a 90.3 percent increase.Market potential for existing-home sales fell by 1.1 percent compared to 2016, which is a decline of 62,000 (SAAR) sales. As of May, potential existing-home sales are 644,000 (SAAR), OR 11.2 percent under the July 2005 pre-recession peak of market potential.“As more and more millennials marry and have children, among the strongest determinants for the desire to be a homeowner, demand for housing will remain robust,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American. “However, the housing market faces a dilemma that is restricting the inventory of homes for sale. As rates rise and the cost to finance a mortgage increases, existing homeowners are prisoners in their own homes. In addition, the fear of being unable to find a home to purchase hinders homeowners’ decision to sell.”Existing-home sales is underperforming its potential by 3.8 percent or an estimated 218,000 (SAAR) sales. Between April 2017 and May 2017, market potential grew by 1.8 percent month over month, which is an increase of 98,000 (SAAR) sales.“When considering the right time to buy or sell a home, an important factor in the decision should be the market’s overall health, which is largely a function of supply and demand,” Fleming said. “Knowing how close the market is to a healthy level of activity can help consumers determine if it is a good time to buy or sell, and what might happen to the market in the future. That’s difficult to assess when looking at the number of homes sold at a particular point in time without understanding the health of the market at that time. Historical context is critically important. Our potential home sales model measures what we believe a healthy market level of home sales should be based on the economic, demographic, and housing market environments.” First American Potential Sales Report 2017-06-20 Brianna Gilpinlast_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. A fifth round pick by the Arizona Cardinals, running back Stepfan Taylor believes he can be on the field on first, second and third down. “I think I’m a complete back,” he told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday. “I try to take pride in being able to have as many weapons as possible.“I just want to find a way on the field.”Taylor, who left Stanford as the school’s all-time rushing leader, will likely start camp penciled in behind free agent acquisition Rashard Mendenhall and third-year pro Ryan Williams. However, both Mendenhall and Williams have extensive injury histories, and there is not much proven depth behind those two. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires So, it’s very possible the 140th pick in the draft will find his way onto the field in his rookie season.Taylor ran for a career-best 1,530 yards as a senior while catching 41 passes for 287 yards. He tallied 13 rushing touchdowns and another two as a receiver, and is known to be a good blocker, too. It’s that well-rounded game that drew the Cardinals to him, and it’s precisely the reason some view him as a player who could make an impact in 2013.Taylor, who said he may very well start out on special teams, says he will definitely come into the season with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. However, he said the draft is now a thing of the past, and from here everyone is in the same boat with regards to having to make the team. That’s why, regardless of where he may have thought he deserved to go — or where he thought he would go — at this point the only thing that matters is he does all he can to earn and keep a roster spot.“You want that foot in the door, and once you get in you’ve got to work and compete,” he said. “Players across the world want to be in this position, and they’re going to take it from you. You’ve got to be ready for that.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories LISTEN: Stepfan Taylor, AZ Cardinals running back last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Saturday night’s festivities featured a 41-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass on the final play of regulation, a botched coin flip and a ridiculous catch-and-run that led to another Cardinals’ victory.Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell, one of only a handful of players who played in both games, compared the two. “That was a long time ago, but this one definitely was sweeter,” he said. “That one was definitely special — we were up 21 points in that game and ended up letting them score 45 points in the second half, that just shows you how good Aaron Rodgers is.“This game, wasn’t nearly the same — there was a lot less scoring — but the whole second half Aaron Rodgers played lights out, even the first half, and he found a way to get his team back in the game. I respect him for that. I’m just happy we found a way to win it.”Back in 2010, the Cardinals advanced to the Divisional Round after the Green Bay win, only get humbled by the eventual Super Bowl-champion New Orleans Saints, 45-14.This year’s win over the Packers pushes the Cardinals to the NFC Championship Game for only the second time in franchise history. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) scores the game winning touchdown as Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels (76) defends during overtime of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 40 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dear Roger Goodell, Can the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers play a mandatory game every postseason?Packers fans might not be in support of that suggestion initially, but after the sting of this year’s playoff elimination after a 26-20 loss at University of Phoenix Stadium subsides, they’ll even appreciate this game.Six years after the Cardinals knocked off Green Bay in the Wild Card round in Glendale in a game that featured over 1,000 yards of offense and 96 points, the two teams got together on another absolute “put-it-in-the-time-capsule” affair. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Larry Fitzgerald, who scored the game-clinching touchdown for Arizona, also participated in both, but just took the opportunity to appreciate this game as opposed to comparing it to the previous playoff pairing against the Packers.“I’ve been in some fun games, but that was great,” he said. “The energy, man, that’s what you love about playoff football — you never know. Aaron Rodgers being Aaron Rodgers and leading a 99-yard drive to get to overtime.“Something went crazy at the coin toss, I don’t know. I saw the coin get tossed twice and I don’t know what happened out there. It was nuts. It was nuts.”Yes, it was. But that’s just par for the course when these two longtime franchises get together in the playoffs, apparently.Here’s a look back at the 2010 Wild Card game between Arizona and Green Bay. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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