For Slovak manager Jan Kocian, his team has what it takes to beat Iran in the opening match of Group D in the 2019 Asian Cup.In a couple of hours, Yemen and Iran will open Group D hostilities in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.The game will be played today at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).“The world knows Iran. They had a great 2018 FIFA World Cup and in Carlos Queiroz, one of the best coaches in the world,” Kocian told the press as reported by Fox Sports Asia.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“We are, however, not going to let that get to us. We already have a concept of how we are going to play.”“We respect Iran, Iraq, and Vietnam but we are not going to be afraid,” he said in the news conference ahead of the match,” he added.“There is no pressure on the team and as a ‘small’ team, we are allowed to dream and that dream is to defeat Iran.”
Twitter’s dark mode has now an option to turn your app’s background black. Twitter Twitter users have new options when it comes to how dark they want to make the app’s background.The social media company said Thursday it’s releasing a new dark mode for its iPhone app that turns the background black instead of blue-gray.Turning on dark mode not only gives your eyes a break from bright light, but can help save your phone’s battery life. Twitter first introduced a setting in 2016 to make it more comfortable to tweet in low light. But some people complained that Twitter’s dark mode wasn’t dark enough because it was only blue-gray.Now Twitter users have three choices: Dim, Lights Out and Automatic Dark Mode.Dim will turn your Twitter app’s background to the blue-gray color that the company introduced in 2016. Lights Out will turn the background to black and emits no light. Then there’s Automatic Dark Mode, which will automatically turn on the dark mode that you choose when the sun sets.Users can turn on Twitter’s dark mode by going to their account’s settings and clicking on “Display and sound.” Share your voice Post a comment Tags “Giving more people options to personalize their experience on Twitter based on what makes them most comfortable is what the latest update to Dark Mode is all about,” said Bryan Haggerty, Twitter’s senior design manager in a statement. Mobile Tech Industry 0 It was dark. You asked for darker! Swipe right to check out our new dark mode. Rolling out today. pic.twitter.com/6MEACKRK9K— Twitter (@Twitter) March 28, 2019 Twitter
Tata Steel UK said Thursday it had reached an agreement to sell two of its steel plants to the Scottish government. The value of the deal is not known, since the company is still in negotiations.The deal involves sale of the Clydebridge and Dalzell steel plants in Scotland. In October 2015, the company announced it would stop its European plate production, which led to mothballing of the two plants towards the ending of the previous year, Reuters quoted Tata Steel UK as saying in a statement.”Rather than closing the facilities, Tata Steel has continued to maintain them to enable plate production to potentially restart in the future,” the company said in the statement.The Dalzell plant transforms a slab of steel into a steel plate, whereas the Clydebridge facility processes the steel plate.Tata Steel in January 2016 confirmed it would cut 1,050 jobs across the UK, as a result of falling European steel prices, caused by cheap imports from China, BBC reported.In addition, Tata had announced hundreds of UK jobs cuts last year.”When Tata Steel mothballed the Dalzell and Clydebridge plants, I said we would leave no stone unturned in the quest to find an alternative buyer. That is why we established a Scottish steel taskforce and why I am delighted that our support for the steel industry has paid off,” Fergus Ewing, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.
Getty ImagesAn Indian man was found dead in his room at the Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday morning.Munni Jaitely, a 35-year-old Indian-born US citizen, travelled frequently to India due on business needs and had landed in the national capital on Thursday. His father felt something amiss when his calls to Munni went unanswered. His father then called the hotel reception and asked them to check, reported IANS.”His father called the hotel reception and requested them to check his son’s status. The hotel staff tried to connect with Jaitely through the landline, but didn’t succeed,” Eish Singhal, the Additional DCP, was quoted as saying by IANS.Singhal said that the manager went to Munni’s room on the sixth floor and knocked on the door. Upon getting no response, the manager used his master key card and opened the door to find Munni lying unconscious.Munni was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Munni’s death, the police were informed and an investigation was launched.The preliminary investigation revealed that there was no foul play since no one, including the hotel staff, was in the vicinity of Munni’s room between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to the CCTV footage.”A medical board would conduct an autopsy on Monday to ascertain if he consumed any drug, causing the death,” said the Additional DCP.
Prothom Alo illustrationBangladesh ranks third among the world’s top countries with the fastest millionaire population growth, shows a report published by a US based research organisation, Wealth X.The country’s High Net Worth (HNW) population is set to grow by 11.04 per cent each year in the next five years according to the findings of the research firm.The report defines the HNW population as those with a net worth between $1 million and $30 million. The research firm on Wednesday published the report titled “Global HNW analysis: The high net worth handbook” of top 10 countries that are eyeing growth from 2018 to 2023.Nigeria tops the list with millionaire population growth of 12 per cent while Egypt is in the second position. Bangladesh is followed by Vietnam, Poland, China, Kenya, India, Philippines and Ukraine respectively in the list.Although rich with oil reserves, Nigeria is much talked for its corruption.Earlier, Bangladesh surpassed all the countries with fastest growing class of rich people, according to the World Ultra Wealth Report in September, 2018 by Wealth X.The report, then showed ultra rich with a net worth of US $30 million or more , were growing faster in Bangladesh.According to its estimate, the ultra-rich increased by 17 per cent in five years till 2017 in the country.On the other hand, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics’ report shows a widening inequality between the income of the poor and the rich.Experts, however, believe this sudden increase of rich population in the country occurred as result of crony capitalism, as well as bribery and corruption in the banking and financial sectors, contracts and other sectors.According to the BBS household survey of income and expenditure released in 2016, the income of five per cent of the richest families went up by 57 per cent in six years from 2010 to 2016.At the same time, the income of five per cent poorest decreased to 59 per cent. Their per capita income lowered to 733 taka per month which was 1791 taka in 2010.Executive chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and former advisor to caretaker government Hossain Zillur Rahman said that there was no doubt that Bangladesh is heading towards a sustainable economy.“It is to find whether these rich people contributed to the economy or became rich in an unethical way. Because, the corruption and irregularities in banking and other sector refers to such likelihood,” he added.However, some of the economists believe that in the initial phase of development, inequality in income increases. This discrimination decreases after the economy goes to a sustainable position. Also, they note that crony capitalism is a common picture of developing countries.There are debates among economists about income inequality.“It is not necessary that the income disparity increases in primary phases of development. The best instance is South Korea,” economist Wahiuddin Ahmad said in a citizens’ dialogue organised by the PPRC and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).“If we cannot create effective institutional resistance against corruption and it continues like this, our economy will not be able to take the burden in the future,” he added.Planning commission member Shamsul Alam told Prothom Alo that the government also is concerned about the increasing inequality in income.“The government is putting emphasis on social security programmes in this regard. We are also introducing a number of initiatives to reduce the inequality in upcoming the eighth five-year plan which is underway,” he added.Shamsul Alam also said that the overall GDP growth in Bangladesh is high. “New resources are being created and so the growth is increasing. Therefore it is only natural that the number of millionaires will increase,” he added.*This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakat
BOEM Whale fluke in front of oil platformNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government will offer 23.5 million acres off of Texas for oil and gas leases in August.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says that’s all the available waterbottom in the western Gulf of Mexico.Spokesman John Filostrat says the agency has not chosen a date or location.Last August marked the smallest sale ever for the western Gulf. Five companies bid on 33 tracts for a total of $22.7 million in high bids. Each tract drew one bid.A sale last month for central and eastern tracts was the central region’s fourth-lowest since regional sales began in 1983. Nobody bid on tracts in the eastern Gulf.Industry lobbyist Randall Luthi blamed the low sales on both low oil and gas prices and uncertainty over possible future regulations. Share Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
August 7, 2009 This is the second part in a series of reports about the most recent version of 3D renderings of SOLARE THE LEAN LINEAR CITY. Excerpts from BEYOND GRIDLOCK – Paolo Soleri’s Lean Linear City – by Tomiaki Tamura, Cosanti Foundation, August 2009. The project SOLARE: Lean Linear City, proposed by Paolo Soleri, is a suggestion that may trigger a positive change in how we develop the human habitat in harmony with the environment. Here is how Soleri imagines sustainable urban mobility. SOLARE proposes a continuous urban ribbon of twenty or more stories high, extending for many kilometers. [3D rendering: YoungSoo Kim & text: Tomiaki Tamura] Two main parallel structures are built of modules measuring 150 meters (500 feet) in length. Each module accommodates about 1500 residents, and spaces for commercial, industrial, institutional, cultural, recreational and health maintenance activities. [3D rendering: YoungSoo Kim & text: Tomiaki Tamura] SOLARE suggests a possibility of sustainable urban development within its structure and the environment beyond. While carbon neutrality is within its reach through innovations in building efficiency and energy conservation, the most important contribution of SOLARE is perhaps its logistical approach to define and control urban growth for future cities and the expansion of the existing cities. [3D rendering: YoungSoo Kim & text: Tomiaki Tamura] Here are some issues addressed as examples of “lean alternatives” in SOLARE: [Urban Environment] 24/7 use of the SOLARE continuum provides an efficient and lively urban environment through mixed-use activities such as living, working, learning and leisure. Although such life will be intense and exciting, at times it could be taxing on individuals. For this reason, SOLARE also features immediate access to open space and nature that may provide an opportunity to decompress one’s stress. Commuting occurs on foot and/or by train. While providing substantial urban activities within its linear structures, SOLARE is meant to ‘connect’ and give the residents access to larger urban nodes (existing cities and new arcologies). These are city centers that have different socio-cultural and economic dynamism that may be lacking in the linear city. Report continues on 8/10/2009. [3D rendering: YoungSoo Kim & text: Tomiaki Tamura]
May 17, 2017HIghlights from day two, Saturday 13. May 2017.HOW TO DRESS WELL[photo by Marcella Nicosia]VIEUX FARKA TOURE[photo by Sue Kirsch][photo by lvb]MITSKI[photo by lvb]CHELSEA WOLFE[photo lvb]DEAFHAVEN[photo by lvb][photo by Sue Kirsch]FATHER JOHN MISTY[photo by lvb][photo by lvb]FUTURE ISLAND[photo by lvb][photo by lvb]More to come.
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tar Sports unveil betting on who will win the PFA Player of the Year award following the announcement of the nominations- and make Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez the 4/9 favourite ahead of Foxes striker Jamie Vardy at 5/2The bookmaker also has odds on who will win the PFA Young Player of the Year gong, and see Dele Ali as the short odds-on 1/6 jolly, ahead of Harry Kane at 4/1.Luke Tarr, Star Sports Head of PR, comments: “Goalscorers always tend to take the plaudits, with the likes of Shearer, Rooney and Henry having won this prestigious award. This year has been different in every way possible, and magic to watch. Unusually it’s not the scorers in Vardy and Kane that head the markets but the providers in Mahrez and Alli. I’d love to see both playmakers win their respective awards, so we’re offering an enhanced double of 4/5 that both pick up the top prizes.”PFA Player of the YearRiyad Mahrez 4/9 Jamie Vardy 5/2 Harry Kane 12/1 Dimitri Payet 25/1 Ngolo Kante 33/1 Mezut Ozil 40/1Young Player of the YearDele Alli 1/6 Harry Kane 4/1 Romelu Lukaku 20/1 Ross Barkley 33/1 Philippe Countinho 40/1