Constantine’s boys to travel to Australia on August 17

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI) A 22-member Indian football team squad will travel to Australia on August 17, as part of their preparation for the forthcoming SAFF Cup. The squad has been camping in Delhi since July 28. The Indian U-23 squad will be based at the Valentine Sports Park in Sydney for a 16-day long preparatory camp before they leave for Dhaka on September 1. “The exposure trip was planned before the Asian Games but unfortunately, we were barred from taking part in the Games. We didn’t see any reason to cancel the trip and had to postpone it prior to the SAFF tournament,” head coach Stephen Constantine said. Apart from the 22 players, two have been kept in reserves and might get a call-up to join the contingent in Australia if circumstances demand so. 20 players will eventually travel for the SAFF Suzuki Cup. Constantine also thanked the clubs for releasing the players from their club commitments giving the national duty more priority. “I would like to express my gratitude to the clubs for letting the players join the more-than-a-month long national team camp. We need such support from them until the AFC Asian Cup 2019. It’s good for the country as well as the clubs. I appreciate that,” he added. “Although we didn’t qualify for the AFC U23 Championship, these boys showed good signs in Qatar last year. A few new boys have come and they’re putting in an effort to integrate with the other boys.” “It’s a group of talented youngsters and I believe a good number of players will graduate to the senior team in time, the coach mentioned.advertisement On being asked whether the U-23 players will be under pressure against the senior teams in the SAFF Cup, he explained: “I take it as a challenge for us. If the senior boys compete in the SAFF tournament, these young boys won’t get the opportunity to play anytime soon. “I think this tournament should be treated as a platform to give more exposure to the U23 boys which will be beneficial for India in future.” The list of 22 players along with 2 reserves: GOALKEEPERS: Vishal Kaith, Kamaljit Singh, Sukhdev Patil. DEFENDERS: Davinder Singh, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Subhasish Bose, Mohd. Sajid Dhot, Jerry Lalrinzuala. MIDFIELDERS: Nikhil Poojary, Isaac Vanmalswama, Nandha Kumar, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan, Vignesh D. FORWARDS: Sumit Passi, Hitesh Sharma, Manvir Singh, Farukh Choudhary. RESERVES: Lalruatthara, Rohit Kumar. PTI AHAHlast_img read more

Will Australia sledge Virat Kohli? Josh Hazlewood and Tim Paine weigh in

first_imgEven as Virat Kohli maintains he doesn’t feel the need to get riled up anymore, the Australian camp, it seems, are wary of sledging the India captain in the upcoming four-Test series.Vice-captain Josh Hazlewood points out Kohli is key to India’s chances and that the Australian team will come up with a “couple of options” to get the in-form batsman out early. However, the impressive right-arm pacer insists sledging the visiting captain is not going to be his priority.Kohli had scored 692 runs, including four hundreds during India’s previous Test tour of Australia and Hazlewood predicts the run-machine will once again take center stage when the rivalry renews in Adelaide Oval.”I see the Indian line up as the best in the world, if not right up there, led by Virat and I think they feed a lot of him and how he goes about things,” Hazlewood said.”They’ve played a lot at home since we played them last in Australia. They toured England and South Africa, and it was only Virat who stood out. A lot of the other haven’t scored too many of the runs,” he added.”I think we’ll obviously have a chat about him before the game starts. We’ll come up with a couple of options. It’s about what conditions suit, with a player of that caliber you need a few options.”Virat obviously thrives on that sort of stuff. It gets him going and he probably plays his best cricket when he’s doing that. It’s up to the individual – if it’s a bowler or a fielder. I am usually pretty quiet when I am bowling.”advertisementHazlewood’s comments come days after Australia captain Tim Paine insisted the hosts will have a word or two with Kohli, if needed.”We’ll just play it by ear; if there’s a time when we think we need to have a word with him, I’m sure we will. If there’s other times when we feel like we’re bowling well against him and are troubling him, then you don’t have to do it,” Paine had told the press.Meanwhile, Hazlewood has said it’s going an even contest between the two teams as Australia, at home, are strong enough to challenge any visiting team despite the absence of two of their best batsmen – Steve Smith and David Warner.”I think it’s pretty even. They’re obviously number one Test team in the world but we play some good cricket at home. So I think it’s very even heading this,” Hazlwood said.”With our bowling attack we’re very confident and based on last year, we had quite a good template there and it worked pretty well (in the Ashes). So we’ll be looking to replicate that and test it against one of the best batting orders in the world.”Rules are pretty clear now: Hazlewood on Australia’s quest for reverse swingAustralia’s quest for reverse swing led to a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March this year and this will be the first Test at home for the hosts since that infamous Cape Town Test.Talking about working the ball for reverse swing during the series, Hazlewood said, “It’s pretty common sense. The rules are pretty clear now it’s good to have it in black and white.”This ground and Perth are not ideal for reverse swing so it’s more normal seam and swing. I don’t think it’s going to play a massive part in this game.”Hazlewood also stressed on the importance of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, especially the fact that he can bowl long spells to allow the three pacers enough time to recuperate themselves.”He’s the key for me. With the four of us, you have Pat who bowls shorter spells and sometimes Starc too. So to have Lyon, it even worked well two weeks ago when we played the Shield game.”He pretty much bowled from one end after the new ball and we filtered through from the other end.”He added that the fitness of their three-pronged pace attack, also consisting of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, will probably determine the course of this series.(With PTI inputs) Also Read | Scaredy Bats: Australian public bash Aussie media for insulting Team IndiaAlso Read | Fast and furious: Adelaide curator promises green pitch for 1st India-Australia TestAlso Read | Ex-Australia cricketers differ on ways to tackle the Virat Kohli threatAlso See:last_img read more

11 days agoEx-Southampton coach Bowen tips Elyounoussi to return after Celtic spell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Southampton coach Bowen tips Elyounoussi to return after Celtic spellby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Southampton coach Mark Bowen expects Mohamed Elyounoussi to return to the club after a spell with Celtic. The Norwegian moved north of the border this summer after a poor debut campaign at St. Mary’s.”Ross [Wilson] was behind the signing and really rated him as well,” said Bowen.”But it was maybe just the wrong timing for him. Mo needs a lot of the ball to go and do what he does best.”He might not have been ready for the Premier League at that time but, after a year at Celtic, I expect him to go back to Southampton and be far better prepared. “He has to convince them that he can do a good job for them but I’m sure he can because he’s an excellent boy and a top player.” last_img read more

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal not sure if light first week helps or hurts

first_img Next US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal not sure if light first week helps or hurtsFollowing a walkover in the 2nd round, Rafael Nadal has played a total of 6 weeks in what can be termed as a light first week at US Open 2019. advertisement Associated Press New YorkSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 14:49 IST Rafael Nadal will take on former champion Marin Cilic in the Round of 16 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNadal got a walkover in his 2nd-round matchNadal has won both his matches at US Open in straight gamesNadal will take on Marin Cilic in the Round of 16After his US Open title defense was cut short last year because of injury, perhaps an easy first week was exactly what Rafael Nadal needed.On the other hand, it could leave him underprepared for the tougher times ahead.”You never know what’s better or worse, no?” Nadal said.He was back on the court Saturday for the first time in five days, beating Hyeon Chung 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the fourth round for his 13th straight Grand Slam tournament. Nadal hadn’t played since Tuesday, when he beat John Millman in straight sets in the opening round.Nadal was forced to retire from his match against Juan Martin del Potro in last year’s U.S. Open semifinals because of knee pain that has been an issue for the 33-year-old Spaniard on hard courts. He had to pull out again before a semifinal match against Roger Federer earlier this year in Indian Wells that then kept him out of Miami.But he won a hard-court title in Montreal earlier this month and said he felt healthy coming into this tournament. He then got an unscheduled night off Thursday when Thanasi Kokkinakis had to pull out with a shoulder injury, and will have spent only slightly more than four hours on court through the first eight days of the tournament.”But for me personally, in some way, I will prefer to play the match,” Nadal said. “In some way is true that you save energy. So you never know what’s the best thing.”advertisementAlso Read | US Open: Rafael Nadal picks up crying kid from crowd, consoles him with autographAlso Read | US Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic seek quarter-final berths on Day 7Also Read | US Open: Nick Kyrgios sent packing as Andrey Rublev reaches last 16Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow US Open 2019Follow Rafael NadalFollow Marin Ciliclast_img read more

Nova Scotia Opens Ottawa Office

first_imgNova Scotia has a higher profile in the nation’s capital today, Feb. 6, after Premier John Hamm officially opened the province’s new office in Ottawa. “The province of Nova Scotia has made terrific strides over the past several years. And, while I am proud of our accomplishments, there is more work to be done, including at the federal-provincial level,” said Mr. Hamm. Premier Hamm said creation of an Ottawa office has been high on his priority list for the last couple of years and he is pleased to see it become a reality as he prepares to retire from office later this month. The premier said the office will help ensure Nova Scotia’s priorities are understood by decision makers in Ottawa. These priorities include securing sustained federal funding for the province’s highway system, a step that would help Nova Scotia take further advantage of its geographic location as a gateway to North America. The office, which is part of the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, will also provide central space for Nova Scotia’s leaders to conduct the province’s business while in the nation’s capital. “The province of Nova Scotia has enjoyed a good relationship with the federal government and we have good reason to believe that relationship will continue with the new federal political leadership that took office today,” Mr. Hamm said. Mr. Hamm also welcomed Ian Thompson, senior representative in Ottawa for the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Thompson, a business and community leader in Halifax, began his assignment Jan. 30. The opening ceremony was chaired by Chris d’Entremont, the Minister of Acadian Affairs and Agriculture and Fisheries. He told dignitaries and guests gathered for the ceremony that the office will help encourage the kind of co-operation that resulted in the recent federal-provincial agreement on French-language services. That agreement is designed to enhance use of Canada’s official languages. It establishes a framework for the planning and implementation of various measures to increase Nova Scotia’s capacity for French-language services. An online tour of the Ottawa office is available on the website at .last_img read more

Parties shop housing ideas for platforms with issue top of mind for

first_imgOTTAWA — Federal parties are preparing to chase voters with ideas for dealing with what a new survey suggests is a major concern across the country: Housing affordability.The ideas being shopped around to stakeholders in the housing sector include spending on certain groups, such as veterans, and more spending to increase the supply of lower-cost housing units to further cool housing prices.Sources who have heard the pitches, and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations, say the parties are still deciding how to pay for their ideas, even ones leaders have publicly pitched.The struggle with affordability and the price of housing in some markets is shaping up to be a key campaign issue.A survey being released today, conducted for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, suggests the cost of housing is seen as having the largest effect on quality of life in Canadian cities.The results of the survey from Abacus Data suggest that making housing more affordable is second only to improving roads and sewers as a priority for all levels of government.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stars Strut Their Mutts For Best Friends Animal Society

first_imgCelebrities are going to the dogs for Best Friends Animal Society’s annual Strut Your Mutt Presented by BOBS from Skechers.Zosia Mamet, Denise Richards, Michelle Beadle, Natalie Morales and Kristen Renton will each lead their own fundraising packs in both the Los Angeles and New York City community dog walks and festivals.Strut Your Mutt is a 12 city fundraising dog walk, 5K run, and festival that brings together rescue groups, shelters and individuals to celebrate the collective effort of saving the lives of shelter pets. Additionally, through a virtual Strut Your Mutt Challenge, supporters can raise money to help homeless pets in their own communities or for national programs that help to create sweeping changes for homeless pets everywhere.Six events have already been held, but check below for the remaining opportunities.“When Best Friends started its work in 1984, there were approximately 17 million dogs and cats dying in shelters nationwide,” said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society. “Thanks to the leadership of Best Friends, and the efforts of rescue groups and shelters across the country, today that number is down to an estimated 4 million. The donations raised during Strut Your Mutt are used to fund lifesaving adoption programs and spay/neuter services, so that, ultimately, we impact the number of pets entering and leaving the shelters. We won’t stop until we save them all.”Since 2010, Best Friends has raised more than $5.2 million for its animal welfare partners through Strut Your Mutt. The national goal for 2015 is $2.6 million.To get involved, start your own fundraising page or donate to an existing team, please visit thanks to presenting sponsor BOBs by Skechers and national sponsors MINI and Nature’s Variety Instinct.The remaining dates are as follows:San Francisco – October 3 DC Metro Area – October 10 Los Angeles – October 10
St. Louis – October 10 Houston – October 17
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Shakira appears before Spanish judge in tax fraud case

BARCELONA, Spain — Shakira’s public relations firm says the Colombian pop musician has denied any wrongdoing when she testified before a judge as part of an investigation into her alleged tax evasion in Spain.Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, when she lived mostly in the country despite having an official residence in Panama.Her public relations firm said In a statement released on Thursday that “Shakira has always, including in the period between 2011 and 2014, met her tax obligations in every country she has worked in.”It adds that “as soon as she was informed of the amount that according to Spain’s Tax Office she should pay… Shakira paid that amount in its entirety.”The Associated Press read more

UN in Liberia report shows decline in sex abuse allegations envoy says

As part of continuing efforts by the United Nations to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse wherever it occurs, the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today released its latest report on the problem which shows a fall in the number of allegations against its own staff last year compared to 2005.Thirty allegations were reported last year compared to 45 a year earlier, according to the report, which is released annually as part of UNMIL’s efforts to implement the world body’s policy of keeping the public informed about efforts being made to eradicate any incidents of such abuse by UN personnel.“We have made some progress in our prevention efforts and we will continue our efforts to reinforce the UN’s zero tolerance policy, because even one incident of sexual exploitation and abuse is one too many,” says the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Alan Doss, who is also the head of UNMIL.Ten of the reported cases under investigation allegedly involved sex with minors; two are of sexual assault and rape of adults; one is in connection with prostitution; and 17 involved consensual relationships with members of the local population. These independent and thorough investigations are conducted by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) which reports directly to its New York Headquarters.The 2006 UNMIL Report on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse shows that the decrease in the number of allegations compared to the previous year was mainly due to preventive measures taken by the Mission, and its Conduct and Discipline Unit, which became fully operational last year. Such preventive measures include a compulsory induction course for all military and civilian staff members to raise awareness about the effects and consequences of sexual exploitation and abuse. UNMIL has also adopted a collective approach to prevention by involving Liberia’s Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the local communities in various programmes aimed at raising awareness. So far, 35 local NGOs have been trained to spread the UN’s zero tolerance message on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, the Mission said in a press release.UNMIL currently has over 15,200 uniformed personnel, along with around 500 international civilian personnel, almost 1,000 local staff and 220 UN Volunteers.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other top officials have declared that any form of sexual exploitation will not be tolerated and the UN has set up conduct units in all of its major peacekeeping operations to address the problem. 9 March 2007As part of continuing efforts by the United Nations to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse wherever it occurs, the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today released its latest report on the problem which shows a fall in the number of allegations against its own staff last year compared to 2005. read more

On Africa visit UN refugee chief calls on rich countries to fund

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres today called for rich countries to invest in the economic development of Africa’s Great Lakes region to prevent countries emerging from conflict from slipping back into chaos.“Development would ensure that all communities have a better life and are able to give a better life to those who return,” he said in Muyinga, Burundi, on the fourth day of a nine-day tour.After seeing off refugees returning from Tanzania to Burundi and Congo on Thursday, he met with Burundians struggling to rebuild their lives back in their own country, and Congolese still uprooted in a refugee camp in north-eastern Burundi.Mr. Guterres came to Tanzania and Burundi to show European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel how European Union (EU) money is being used to support refugees. At the same time, he said wealthy nations can do more to bridge the gap between relief and economic development.At Gasorwe Refugee Camp, home to more than 8,800 mostly-Congolese refugees, he told residents he had enormous sympathy for their situation. A former Portuguese prime minister, he said he had many close friends who became refugees, fleeing persecution in his own country when Portugal was ruled by dictator Antonio Salazar.“We share your agony,” he said. At the same time, he noted that there were prospects for them to go home voluntarily in the near future. As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approaches elections at the end of July, the international community must work for consolidation of peace and democracy there and do more to develop its economy, he said. “Without a Congo at peace, Africa does not have a future,” he told the refugees, who applauded loudly.From Burundi, Mr. Guterres goes on to Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, where he will celebrate World Refugee Day on 20 June. read more

Bath truck crash Haulage boss and mechanic convicted over deaths but driver

first_imgDisaster struck in February last year when the brakes failed on one of Gordon’s 32-tonne lorries as it sped down a steep hill in Weston, Bath, killing four people.Inexperienced driver, Phillip Potter, 20, told the jury he had tried to warn his boss about the faulty brakes, spotting an ABS warning light on the dashboard, but was made to feel stupid for mentioning it and told to “keep on driving”.Moments after the accident claimed the lives of Stephen Vaughan, 34, Phil Allen, 52, Robert Parker, 59, and four-year-old Mitzi Steady, Gordon grabbed Potter and told him: “Don’t tell the police about the ABS light”. It later emerged that the brakes had not been properly safety tested for nine months. Gordon hired Wood – an unqualified mechanic – to carry out mandatory six-week safety tests on his fleet of trucks. This was entirely predictable, the result of poor management and a disregard for the rules and a failure to comply with routine guidelines. It was, put simply, an accident waiting to happenAdam Vaitilingam QC Court artist sketch of (left to right) Peter Wood, Phillip Potter and Matthew GordonCredit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Stephen Vaughan, 34, who was a taxi driver killed by a tipper truck in BathCredit:PA In a statement, Mitzi’s family said:”Mitzi was an outgoing, fun, beautiful girl whose confidence and independence had grown to a new level in the months before she was killed, allowing us to glimpse the girl that she should have become.”Nothing can bring her back and we will miss her every day for the rest of our lives.”Stephen Vaughan’s wife Sian said: “Steve and I did not get nearly enough time together. As heartbroken as I am, I am equally grateful for the life that we shared.”In the last 22 months of complete unexpected hell and the darkest saddest moments of my life, I know how lucky I had been to be Steve’s wife. He was paid £15 an hour to carry out repairs in-house so Gordon could avoid using a more expensive outside mechanic.Wood gave the killer lorry the all-clear three weeks before the crash but prosecutors said the crippling defects would have been obvious to any competent mechanic.Gordon was also said to have put undue pressure on his drivers to speed and use banned routes so they could make more deliveries.Mr Potter said his boss had made him feel “silly and stupid” when he reported an ABS brake warning light which had been flashing on the Scania’s dashboard for days.He was told to “keep on driving” and did not press the issue because he “didn’t want to be a nuisance”. Wreckage at the crash site of a lorry which killed four people on Lansdown Lane, Bath Court artist sketch of (left to right) Peter Wood, Phillip Potter and Matthew Gordon The wreckage of the tipper truck is taken away from the scene Mitzi Rosanna Steady, four, who was killedCredit: Avon and Somerset Police Bristol Crown Court heard how Gordon, whose company made around £500,000 a year, skimped on repair bills and encouraged truckers to drive dangerously so he could maximise turnover.An accident investigator who examined the crashed lorry, which had 441,000 miles on the clock, said it was the worst HGV he had ever inspected.He and Wood were told to expect lengthy custodial sentences after being found guilty of four counts of manslaughter. Mr Potter wept as he was cleared of all charges.The court had heard how the brakes on the Scania truck suffered a catastrophic failure, reaching 250 degrees Celsius after the vehicle was driven at “excessive speed” along country roads. The wreckage of the tipper truck is taken away from the sceneCredit: “On the day I walked down the aisle with Steve, if someone had told me this was to happen and that he was to have been taken away from me, I would have still walked down the aisle; because four years of being part of Steve’s life was more luck and happiness than I could have ever imagined.”When I buried Steve, his body left us but his spirit, his soul and his amazing ability to give is still with us: It lives on in the stories people share of how he touched their lives.”He is missed every day by his family and all those who knew him.”Detective Chief Inspector Rich Ocone, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: “Our investigation revealed a shocking picture of a company culture with complete disregard of safety and maintenance. This was a company with a very casual attitude towards safety.”If there is a message which needs to come from this tragic incident, it is that company owners must adhere to a duty of care to the public. Wreckage at the crash site of a lorry which killed four people on Lansdown Lane, BathCredit:Ben Birchall/PA Wire Stephen Vaughan, 34, who was a taxi driver killed by a tipper truck in Bath Mitzi Rosanna Steady, four, who was killed A haulage firm boss whose defective tipper truck careered out of control killing four people including a little girl, has been found guilty of manslaughter after it was revealed he told the driver to keep quiet about the faulty brakes.In a bid to maximise profits, Matthew Gordon, 30, failed to maintain his fleet of HGV vehicles allowing them to fall into an extremely dangerous state.Peter Wood, the unqualified and incompetent mechanic he hired to maintain the vehicles, was also found guilty of manslaughter. 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This Weeks Best YouTube Videos Shaolin Monks Lazy Teenage Superheroes and the

first_imgShaolin Monk Throwing Needle through a Piece of Glass 2 If you’ve ever wondered what a bunch of super-powered young adults would do with their time, this is probably a much more accurate representation of how they would behave than any new animated television series could possibly describe. The special effects are pretty good, too. The story goes like this: a bunch of super-powered teenagers are hanging out in their dorm/apartment that looks remarkably like a set of abandoned warehouses when they’re confronted by some of their old nemeses. The story is told by one of their friends who doesn’t have superpowers at all, but that doesn’t stop him from making himself useful. You don’t have to know what’s being said here to appreciate how incredibly awesome it is. This 10 minute stretch of film picks up right after the robot, Chitti, has been reprogrammed and goes on a destructive rampage, complete with exploding vehicles, machine guns, and, of course, musical numbers. Want to see the first part? It’s right here. One of the best things about Indian films is the way they manage to be hilarious, campy, epic, and awe-inspiring all at the same time. Enthiran, which apparently translates to “Robot,” is a three-hour master work featuring a number of Indian movie stars about a robot who falls in love with a girl but finds himself reprogrammed to kill everything in sight. How can you not possibly want to watch that? Also making waves on YouTube this week is a slow-motion video of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle – an ordinary needle – through a pane of glass. If you ever wondered whether there was something to all of the movies and lore, watch this and know that yes, in fact, there is. But those two videos just scratch the surface. Hit the jump to see all five.  When I first heard about this video, I didn’t think it could possibly be true, but sure enough, the proof is in the video. A Shaolin monk, with an ordinary sewing needle in his right hand, manages to throw the needle such that it pieces a pane of glass perfectly. It doesn’t shatter or break the glass into pieces; it simply pierces it and passes through in one piece, leaving a pretty big hole behind it. The video is shot at 1000 frames per second and played back in slow-motion…as if that will help you figure out how he managed to do it. I Wanna Be An Engineer – (Billionaire Geeked Out Mix) Only Won the Lyrical Engineer Robot (TeztigoMix_Part 02) Lazy Teenage Superheroes – Short Film The Old Spice Guy has made his triumphant return to YouTube. In a new video, the Old Spice Guy, also known as Isaiah Mustafa, announces he’ll be seen again soon with a whole new line of Old Spice ads in a brand new campaign. The spot is just over a minute long, but it has all of the flare and humor of the original ads. Welcome back, Old Spice Guy. The Internet missed you. We mentioned this one a little earlier in the week, but it bears repeating, partially because of Only Won’s sweet rhymes, and partially because he gives PC Mag a good solid shout out. It doesn’t hurt that since he uploaded the video, Only Won’s racked up close to 300,000 views of his music video. Seriously, someone get that guy a job as a Systems Engineer. I know a couple of companies that are hiring. Old Spice | I’m Backlast_img read more

Le retour de la publicité sur France Télévisions

first_imgLe retour de la publicité sur France Télévisions ? France – Après la suppression de la publicité sur les chaînes de France Télévisions, le financement par la taxe télécoms est remis en cause par Bruxelles.Depuis que la publicité a été supprimée après 20 heures chez France Télévisions, les opérateurs télécoms paient une taxe de 0,9% pour financer une partie des chaînes de télévision. Ces derniers pensent que cette décision est incompatible avec le droit européen et ont porté plainte auprès de la Commission de Bruxelles le 12 novembre dernier.À lire aussifMC : Facebook met plus de publicités dans votre fil et sur mobile Bruxelles pourrait annuler la taxe télécoms en application d’un article d’une directive européenne, qui stipule que les opérateurs ne doivent pas avoir la charge des chaînes audiovisuelles.La France pourra passer devant la Commission et risquer de perdre ou, pour éviter cela,  simplement décider de supprimer la taxe et rembourser des opérateurs. Or cette taxe s’élève à 350 millions d’euros par an et si la France perd son procès, elle devrait encore payer des indemnités financières. Les spots risquent donc de refaire leur apparition avant longtemps. Le 30 janvier 2010 à 11:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

iPhone 5 jailbreak untethered pour début février

first_imgiPhone 5 : jailbreak untethered pour début févrierLes propriétaires de terminaux Apple peuvent se rassurer : le jailbreak n’est pas mort ! Une version untethered pour IOS 6 devrait être disponible dès la semaine prochaine.Explications.Alors que l’iPhone 5 est sorti il y a plus quatre mois, en septembre dernier, les adeptes du jailbreak s’inquiétait de ne voir aucune solution pour l’iOS 6 apparaître. Et pour cause : Apple a renforcé son système de sécurité, le rendant presque impossible à le débrider. Face à cette impasse, les internautes ont commencé à perdre espoir de voir un jour leur nouvel appareil sous iOS 6 jailbreaké. Des nouvelles failles exploitéesÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cependant, si de nombreux hackers ont abandonné le navire, ce n’est pas le cas de Planetbeing, qui a révélé début janvier sur le site Reddit être parvenu à débrider de façon untethered (le jailbreak est donc permanent), son iPhone 5. Repris par, il a annoncé : “Le fait est que j’ai un actuellement un iPhone 5 débridé de manière permanente qui tourne sous iOS 6.0.2. Cela permet de continuer de regarder ce qui se passe à l’intérieur du système. Nous devons conserver la possibilité de regarder dans le code source du système pour essayer de le changer. Dans le cas contraire, nous travaillerions alors dans le noir complet”. De plus, le hacker s’est associé avec le français Pod2g, qui a récemment annoncé sur Twitter avoir découvert deux nouvelles failles importantes. Une annonce qui rassure les adeptes du jailbreak, confirmée par un tweet optimiste de Planetbeing : “Beaucoup de progrès ces derniers jours. Je pense que l’avenir sourit au jailbreaking. :)”. Un jailbreak untethered pour la semaine prochaineCependant, le nouveau jailbreak untethered ne sera pas disponible pour le grand public avant la fin du mois de janvier, voire début février, date de la sortie de la mise à jour iOS 6.1 (comme laisse le supposer la récente affirmation de Tim Cook concernant l’arrivée de la 4G LTE sur iPhone 5 et l’iPad 3, 4 et Mini, lors de la présentation des résultats d’Apple pour l’année 2012). Planetbeing ne souhaite pas dévoiler sa solution de jailbreak afin d’empêcher la firme de Cupertino de corriger les failles exploitées. Le hacker Pod2g, sur son compte Twitter, a défié Apple de sortir  sa mise à jour immédiatement. Ainsi, il pourrait être disponible aussitôt après qu’Apple décide de lancer sa nouvelle version de l’iOS 6, ce qui ne devrait pas tarder puisque la version beta expire le 28 janvier.Pour rappel, le jailbreak permet d’installer sur un produit Apple des logiciels hors du système d’Apple. Le logiciel le plus populaire est sans aucun doute Cydia, la bibliothèque d’application en marge de l’App Store, qui aurait été installé sur plus de 22 millions d’appareils iOS, dont 34,9 % sont des Iphone 4 (source Techcrunch). Le jailbreak de l’iOS 6 est donc très attendu, puisqu’il permettra le débridage de l’iPhone 5, mais aussi de l’iPad 4, iPad Mini et iPod 5g.Le 24 janvier 2013 à 13:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Harrison Announces BPD Crime Plan

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comOn July 24, Baltimore had reported 182 homicides, a grisly pace, which could lead to the eclipse of the record of 343 murders in 2017 and the fifth year in a row of 300 homicides.In the midst of another year of prolific violence last week, the AFRO asked the question, “What’s the Plan to Reduce Violence?”  Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael Harrrison released details of the department’s crime plan on the same day, July 18, we published that story.“First, our deployment strategy will be guided by the following principles: a community oriented policing approach that emphasizes working with the community; number two, a problem oriented approach that encourages officers to focus on ways to fight crime; number three its intelligence led policing that focuses on using criminal intelligence and research analysis to drive operational and deployment decisions, an enhanced guardianship, which focuses on more visible police presence in the community, to include more foot patrols in our micro zones, business checks in high crime areas and regular attendance at community meetings,” said Harrison during a press conference where he outlined the broadest themes of the crime fighting strategy. During that press conference, flanked by several city leaders, including Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Harrison went further.“We need to consider not just where crime is occurring, but when it is happening. Using data driven approaches district by district, our command staff will be directing our efforts to focus on specific days of the week, times of the day and locations where crimes are being committed most frequently over the previous six months,” Harrison said.“In our new vision for the department we have now established a path for making us one of the finest police departments in the country. All of the issues that we face revolve around one of seven core focus areas: crime reduction, community engagement, consent decree compliance, creating a culture of accountability, connectivity or upgrading and improving the technology that we use, capacity building and central to everything communication.”“Baltimore Police Department Crime Reduction Strategy”last_img read more

How to get the most out of frequent flier miles

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When I say 3431 Rams over Seahawks in overtime w

first_imgWhen I say 34-31 Rams over Seahawks in overtime, what do you think about? What comes to your mind about that game?That the Rams probably have a quarterback that can at least do some things and really propel that offense because we always knew what they could do defensively, but they just needed a few different pieces of the puzzle on offense to really challenge and it sounds and looks like they finally have their guy. There is no question when you look at the division from top to bottom with the Seahawks and the Rams, and you never want to count out San Francisco, we’ll certainly have our hands full. Sometimes, it’s best to go straight to the man in charge.And when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals’ roster, that man is Steve Keim.Arizona’s general manager since January 2013, Keim has overseen a transformation that led to 21 wins over two seasons. His deft touch with the draft and free agency has led to the team becoming a contender in the NFC.Lucky for us, Keim happens to be a weekly guest on the Doug and Wolf Show, right here on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. And since what he has to say is important, we thought it would be a good idea to put his words into print, allowing you to read what the GM is thinking. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s edition, which follows Arizona’s season-opening 31-19 win over the New Orleans Saints: Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   – / 21 Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals general manager Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim watches the offense and defense during an NFL football training camp practice Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) When healthy, Dave Zastudil did a lot of good things for this team, you made the decision that this is the time for Drew Butler. I know punting is kind of a boring subject but that was a huge punt to pin Drew Brees up against his own end zone.No doubt. I think Drew (Butler) would tell you he’d like to have one of those punts back. I know he had one earlier in the game that wasn’t so great but I think he responded really well and that punt to pin him at – I think it was the two yard line – you couldn’t have asked for a better placement.If you had to give out a game ball, just one, is there a guy that you would give it to? Do you know who that would be?It would be a really hard decision between Jonathan Cooper and Earl Watford. Earl because he stepped up and answered the bell and again when you watch the game on tape Wolf, you’d be really proud of the way Earl played. But Jonathan Cooper a guy who is, talk about bouncing back from adversity – being a first round pick, people getting down on him being frustrated with the fact that he’s not back and healthy – and then to be able to start his real, really his first NFL football game, and to play at the level he played. To be able to pull and play in space, some of the stuff he did in combination climbing to the second level. Really a couple times, on the one touchdown in the first quarter to John Brown, he peeled back and gave Carson the opportunity to make that throw. I couldn’t be more proud of Coop because he’s been through a lot. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Steve, you had mentioned that you were a little troubled by some of the screen game, but overall evaluate the performance in the first regular season game by your defensive coordinator.Very good. Bettch has great understanding of what he’s trying to do. He’s aggressive, he’s not scared to dial up the blitz. I think he likes some of the personnel packages that he has on defense. Listen, it’s no secret that Sean Payton is an excellent play caller and Drew Brees does an excellent job of running that offense with a great deal of tempo and understanding and smarts. I think for a rookie defensive coordinator he did an excellent job. I think as a whole our defensive line stood out as a group. They played really really good. Rodney Gunter got his first start, played very good. Frostee [Rucker], Calais [Campbell] those guys were really active up front and can’t say enough about Alex Okafor with two sacks.Could a team have a better characteristic than being able to win close games in the fourth quarter?When you have a locker room full of guys who are committed to one thing and one goal in mind, when you face adversity – which again, every game you’re going to have some kind of adversity – the guys who have the real character, the intangibles in the locker room, those are the type of teams that bounce back and answer the bell. It’s when you have those guys in the locker room that aren’t great intangible players and aren’t great character guys that things can go south quickly. On the David Johnson touchdown, were you surprised that BA did not run the ball?No, not at all. What’s he say? It’s no risk it, no biscuit. But I will say this, when David caught the ball you just questioned what he was going to do with it after he caught it, and I think everybody realizes now that at 226 lbs., he did run low 4.4s coming out of Northern Iowa at the combine, which is why we were so excited about him.Steve, what’s the latest on Andre Ellington? What do you know?He’ll have an MRI this morning. At some point I’ll talk with Tom Reed and our medical staff. It’s interesting. Last night after the game he told me he felt pretty good, so we’re optimistic. But again we’ll wait until the MRI this morning and see if it reveals any additional injury information. That’s why you always have to protect yourself in this game which is exactly why we signed Chris Johnson, exactly why we signed David Johnson, and really feel good about both of those guys moving forward.What about Michael Floyd?I think it was a combination of coach probably didn’t want to overdo it yet at the same time get him a taste of real live football. Again, he missed the majority of training camp with that injury and it’s a testament to him that he was even out there on the field.  I think that each game, each practice, each day, he’ll get additional snaps. I think some of it really had to do with the game plan and some of the packages we ran on offense. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling What pleased you the most overall after watching the film?Probably the way that Earl Watford played.  Earl maybe gave up a few pass rushes to Cameron Jordan who’s a good player, but for the most part I would’ve said Earl played a very very good game. Really strong at the point of attack, created some movement in the run game. I thought that Jonathan Cooper and Jared Veldheer played excellent – not good – excellent, I mean those guys were really, really good. Coop got out in space a couple times on some pulls and had some nice blocks for Chris and Andre to pick up big yardage. It was nice to late in the game be able to run the football with some effectiveness.Carson Palmer is 14-2 in his last 16 games as the Cardinals starter. Why?Because he’s a really good player that has a great understanding of this offense and more than anything, when you give Carson Palmer time and protect him, he can spin the rock as good as any of them in terms of ball placement, touch, accuracy. At home, our fan base does such a great job creating a home atmosphere and a tough place to play for other teams that it’s just a great combination. We have a head coach that’s not scared to go for the jugular, we have great fans and we have a competitive team who plays at a high level at home. Are there any General Manager traditions? Like when you get a hole-in-one you’ve gotta buy drinks, stuff like that. When a rookie scores a touchdown in his very first game, do you have to send a bottle of wine to Northern Iowa? Do other GMs send you something? What’s the tradition on that?(laughs)No, just excited to get the win.  It’s funny, I asked David on Wednesday in practice if he was scared. And if he was scared I told him I’d get him a dog, but I talked to him in the locker room again last night and I think we all realize now he’s not scared. It was good to see him have some success.Overall I just finished up with the tape and just like I had talked about in the previous couple shows we had, really excited about some of the offensive playmakers, the explosiveness that we had on offense. I know there were some concerns with our offensive line in the preseason, I thought we would get that smoothed out, and I thought those guys actually as a whole played excellent up front after watching the tape this morning.Yet at the same time there were some concerns. You know the Saints had two explosive plays off of two mental mistakes we had with our outside linebackers where we didn’t peel in the passing game and come off and cover the backs. There were obviously some substitution issues which created a seven-point swing on the punt return deal that set-up a touchdown return for them which is really unacceptable. And then we were out-leveraged a few times on some screens, but for the most part our guys played hard, they played fast, they played aggressive and it was nice to come away with the win.last_img read more

August 7 2009 This is the second part in a series

first_imgAugust 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]last_img read more

An online petition

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