HC seeks affidavit on probe into sex racket allegations

first_imgagainst Radhe Maa Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today asked the city police to file a detailed affidavit on its investigation into a complaint alleging that self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa is running a sex racket here in the name of religion. A bench of Justice S V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was hearing a public interest litigation by advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt accusing Radhe Maa of obscenity and police of inaction on her complaint against the self-styled gowoman. The police today submitted a report saying that an FIR has been registered and investigation is on. Brahmbhatt, however, countered by saying that she has submitted additional information to the police but no action was taken in that. “Sex racket is going on. Young boys and girls are lured by this lady. On the pretext of getting ashirwad, they are forced to have sex,” she said. She also submitted that the charitable trust run by Radhe Maa is not registered. “Crores of rupees are collected,” she alleged. The court then directed the police to file a detailed affidavit in two weeks stating what steps it has taken. PTI SP DK PAL SDMlast_img read more

Infantino promises ‘to bring FIFA back to football’

first_imgSix months ago Gianni Infantino was a low-profile right-hand man to European football boss Michel Platini. He was the striking, shaven-headed character who pulled balls out of glass pots during televised UEFA competition draws.Barely-known by the general public, he was also the man behind a complex attempt to force Europe’s clubs to rein in their spending, but which ended up leaving fans and even club directors confused.On Friday, Infantino was chosen as the new president of FIFA, a position which made his predecessor Sepp Blatter as instantly recognisable as some of the world’s leading statesman.It was a remarkable leap for the affable Swiss-Italian.The polyglot lawyer only entered the FIFA race in late October, one day before the deadline, as a stop-gap candidate after Platini had been placed under investigation for ethics violations.When Platini failed to clear his name and was banned from football for six years, Infantino was left carrying the hopes of European football.In the intervening time, he has visited several dozen countries, clocking up by his own calculations enough air miles to have flown around the world three times.”On October 27, I started my journey in Cairo, and last Monday I finished in Cape Town, so it was a kind of Cape to Cairo in reverse,” he said during his presentation to the FIFA congress on Friday.”It was destiny which brought me to start the journey, an exciting journey, a fantastic journey,” he said. “Five months ago I was not thinking of being a candidate but many things have happened.”advertisementCHANGING FORTUNESAt the same time as he was delivering his speech in Zurich, almost three hours’ drive away in Nyon the draw was being held for the Europa League, Europe’s second-tier club competition. Had the dice fallen differently, Infantino would have been conducting that draw.Having joined UEFA in 2000, Infantino rose to become its general secretary in 2009, just as Platini announced his break-even rule known as Financial Fair Play.Designed to stop rich owners buying success by ploughing unlimited amounts of cash into their clubs, the rule banned them from spending more than their generated revenue.Infantino has said it saved European clubs from spending themselves into oblivion but critics argued it prevented smaller clubs from growing and cemented a status quo in which the same teams dominate.There was also confusion over the way it was implemented. UEFA initially said that clubs who did not comply would be kicked out of European competition, no matter how big.In the event, clubs were allowed to negotiate settlements and, while some were subjected to financial penalties and squad reductions, no big clubs were expelled from European competition.”Financial Fair Play is a very important tool and the only thing (problem) is that it’s not all that easy sometimes to understand how the system works, and maybe UEFA has to do it more transparently,” said Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.Infantino’s watch has also seen the European Championship expanded from 16 to 24 teams and the innovative move of staging the 2020 tournament in 13 cities around Europe rather than a single host nation.Although it is hoped Infantino’s election will mark a clean break with FIFA’s past, his rise to the top bears some similarities to that of his disgraced predecessor Blatter, who has been banned for six years for ethics violations.Both were raised in the same Swiss valley, only 10 km (six miles) from each other, both were modest amateur footballers and both speak the same five languages. Each went to university and then began their careers in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.During the campaign, Infantino often had to fend off suggestions that he is too Eurocentric.”I’m not the European candidate, I’m not the UEFA candidate,” he responded at one point. “I’m a football person, so I feel that I am the candidate for football.”last_img read more

Mets Homers Belt Indians, 6-5

first_imgCLEVELAND — The offense finally got into the swing of things for the New York Mets on April 15.Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker each hit a two-run homer in a five-run fifth inning to spark a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.New York belted four home runs, including three in the decisive fifth, after hitting two in their first eight games, a major league low.“Home runs are big for us,” Manager Terry Collins said. “We need to hit them. Tonight we swung the bats good, which was nice to see.”Walker agreed with his manager’s assessment.“We’re trying to drive the ball in the gap and stay in the big part of the field,” he said. “Nights like tonight are good examples of what we can do when we get into hitters’ counts and find some barrels.”Michael Conforto and Alejandro De Aza also homered to boost a team that had scored 20 runs all season going into the game.“The hits are starting to fall,” Conforto said. “We’re putting up quality at-bats and getting pitch counts up. That’s good to see. Hopefully we’ll start putting more runs up.”Cleveland scored three times in the ninth before Jeurys Familia retired Jose Ramirez with two on for his third save.Bartolo Colon (1-1) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings against his original team. He struck out five and earned his 219th win, tying Pedro Martinez for second-most by a Dominican-born pitcher behind Juan Marichal (243).“He’s a class act, a pro,” Collins said. “He always takes the ball and he gives you all he’s got. If you give him something to work with he keeps you in the game.”De Aza had a leadoff homer in the fifth and finished with three hits from the No. 9 spot in the batting order. Cespedes also had three of New York’s 14 hits.Carlos Santana’s two-run homer off Addison Reed with two outs in the bottom of the ninth cut the margin to 6-4.Familia, pitching for the fourth time in five days, allowed Yan Gomes’ single. Marlon Byrd had an RBI single after a wild pitch. Juan Uribe drew a four-pitch walk, but Familia ended the rally there.“We just ran out of innings,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I always believe we’re going to win the game. If we do that enough, we’ll win one of these.”Conforto, moved up to third in the lineup, hit a solo homer in the first. De Aza’s drive in the fifth was his first hit of the season and it broke a 1-all tie. Cespedes added a two-run shot off starter Cody Anderson (0-1), and Walker connected off reliever Ross Detwiler.It was Walker’s first home run batting right-handed since Sept. 7, 2014, with Pittsburgh against Chicago Cubs lefty Travis Wood, according to STATS LLC.Mike Napoli had an RBI single in the first for the Indians.De Aza’s home run was his first hit of the season and began New York’s big inning. The Mets were held to three or fewer runs seven times before April 15.Anderson gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings for his first loss since Aug. 1.Both teams were denied runs early in the game. Santana’s apparent two-run homer down the right-field line in the first was taken off the board after the umpires conferred and ruled the ball foul.Walker led off the second with a single and was called safe at home by plate umpire Dale Scott on Asdrubal Cabrera’s double, but the call was reversed after a challenge by Francona.The Mets have won two straight after losing four in a row. New York is 9-4 all-time in the inter-league series.(STEVE HERRICK)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Former Miami Star’s Tweet About Hurricanes Is Going Viral

first_imgThe Miami Hurricanes' cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 06: The Miami Hurricanes’ cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Kenan Stadium on October 6, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina defeated Miami 33-27. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Thursday night the Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers met for a bowl game – again. In a rematch of the Orange Bowl from the 2017 season, the Hurricanes and Badgers met at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.Wisconsin took control of the early action and jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a little hep from Miami quarterback Malik Rosier. His first pass was intercepted and led to the Badgers’ second touchdown of the game.Rosier got the start for the Hurricanes after N’Kosi Perry posted a NSFW message to his Snapchat account that showed two people having sex.Although Perry was not suspended from the game, he has not seen the field despite Rosier’s struggles tonight.Former Miami star Warren Sapp had a message for Mark Richt. “Put the porn star in?” Sapp said.Put the porn Star in? #JustSaying— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) December 27, 2018Clearly Sapp isn’t happy with Rosier’s play tonight.The senior quarterback is just 3-of-7 passing for 23 yards and two interceptions. Wisconsin holds a 14-3 lead at the half.last_img read more

Korean Carriers Pick Bad Time to Focus on Container Market

first_imgzoom The two largest South Korean carriers, Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) are raising their exposure to the container shipping market with recent moves to divest their respective non-liner shipping assets, but these efforts come at a time of severe competition in the container market, according to Alphaliner.Currently, neither of the two Korean companies has the financial resources to proceed with new orders for next-generation large container ships on its own, which would allow them to compete more effectively with their peers, Alphaliner says.Hanjin Shipping said in a Korea Exchange filing on October 2 that, as part of a financial restructuring plan, the company may sell its remaining 22.2% stake in H-Line Shipping, which owns Hanjin’s dry bulk and LNG shipping businesses.In June 2014, Hanjin had already sold a 77.8% stake in H-L Shipping to private equity firm Hahn & Company for USD 298 million, thereby relinquishing control of seven LNG carriers, 29 bulk carriers and related shipping contracts. The sale of its remaining stake would end Hanjin’s links to LNG and dry bulk shipping, as the carrier seeks additional cash after failing to sell its container terminal in Algeciras, Spain. Hanjin also considers a sale of its 50% stake in the Busan New Port Terminal.Meanwhile, HMM announced in a Korea Exchange filing on October 6 that its dedicated dry bulk shipping businesses and HMM America, which owns two HMM-operated container terminals Los Angeles (California United Terminal) and Tacoma (Washington United Terminal), have been amalgamated under Hyundai Bulk Line, a new entity that HMM created on September 23.HMM and Hyundai Bulk Line will then issue “Hybrid Convertible Bonds”, in an effort to boost the group’s liquidity.last_img read more

Robert Redford And Meryl Streep Narrate Documentary On Environmental Movement

first_imgTHIRTEEN’s American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Earth Day.The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has won acclaim worldwide.Inspired by the book of the same name by environmental journalist and film interviewee Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like conservation biologist E.O. Wilson, A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.Act 1, narrated by Redford, focuses on the conservation movement of the 1960s, the Sierra Club and its Executive Director David Brower’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon. Act 2, narrated by Judd, looks at pollution in the 1970s, spotlighting the fight led by film interviewee Lois Gibbs and other Love Canal (Niagara, N.Y.) residents to save their children from toxic waste. Act 3, narrated by Jones, features alternative ecology strands like Greenpeace and its famous campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals, including interviews with co-founders Paul Watson and Rex Weyler. Act 4, narrated by Allende, charts the rise of global resource crises in the 1980s with the struggle to save the Amazon rainforest, led by Chico Mendes and his fellow Brazilian rubber tappers, as its centerpiece. Act 5, narrated by Streep, tackles climate change and the 25-year effort to address this ongoing, global problem, featuring author/activist Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, a movement dedicated to solving the climate crisis.The film’s title is derived from pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac (1949), which describes his awakening after shooting a wolf while working as a U.S. Forest Service ranger: “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes.”“The environmental movement is the biggest movement the world has ever seen, yet so broad and diffuse that we lack a larger sense of what it was about,” explains Kitchell. “A Fierce Green Fire is meant to take stock, explore the historical meaning, where we’ve come from and where we’re heading. A hugely ambitious undertaking, it has proved to be the greatest challenge of my career.”“A Fierce Green Fire furthers the story of the environmental movement that American Masters began exploring in 2011 with John Muir in the New World, which won an Emmy,” said Stephen Segaller, executive-in-charge of American Masters and vice president of programming for WNET. “The film is a series first because there is no ‘American Master,’ per se. Instead, we are featuring a movement made up of individuals and organizations worldwide that have left an indelible impression on America’s cultural landscape, and beyond.”Launched in 1986 by series creator Susan Lacy, American Masters has earned 26 Emmy Awards – including nine for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special — 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, three Grammys, two Producers Guild Awards, and many other honors.Now in its 28th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations, and operator of NJTV. For more than 50 years, THIRTEEN has been a partner with the tri-state community, using its rich resources to inform and inspire the passionate people of New York and the world to better understand and address the issues that challenge our diverse communities.To take American Masters beyond the television broadcast and further explore the themes, stories and personalities of masters past and present, the companion website offers streaming video of select films, interviews, photos, outtakes, essays, and other resources. American Masters is also seen on the WORLD channel, a 24/7, full-service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming, broadcast in nearly two-thirds of the United States.A Fierce Green Fire is a production of Mark Kitchell. Mark Kitchell is director, producer and writer. Marc N. Weiss is executive producer. Ken Schneider, Veronica Selver, Gary Weimberg, Jonathan Beckhardt and Robert Dalva are editors. Vicente Franco is cinematographer. Original music is by George Michalski, David Denny, Garth Stevenson, Randall Wallace and Todd Boekelheide. For American Masters: Susan Lacy is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge.American Masters is made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for American Masters is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Rolf and Elizabeth Rosenthal, Jack Rudin, Vital Projects Fund, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers. Funding for A Fierce Green Fire is provided in part by Gould Family Foundation; Farvue and Wallace Genetic Foundations; Sundance Institute Documentary Program and Fund with the Wallace Global Fund; California Council for the Humanities; Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens; Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation; LEF Foundation; Nu Lambda Trust; Patagonia; Josephine Merck; Joshua Mailman; David Greenberg; Fred Gellert Family Foundation; Marion Hunt; Charlie Pendergast; James Kimo Campbell; Dan Gabel; Susan Schindler; Gary Ferdman; Steven Cohen; Sam & Betty Kitchell; and Tides Foundation.last_img read more

Stars Support Team Nanci At LA County Walk To Defeat ALS

first_imgPublicist Nanci Ryder’s “Team Nanci” once again participated in the annual LA County Walk to Defeat ALS, on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.After being diagnosed with ALS last year, Nanci bravely decided to share her battle with the public to raise awareness and support for the ALS community. She and her many friends participated in the 13th Annual LA County Walk to Defeat ALS, hosted by the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, as “Team Nanci” in custom Vera Wang Collection T-Shirts designed and donated by Vera Wang.The 1.6 mile walk was open to the public, and all funds raised support the mission-critical priorities of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter in care services, public policy, and research.Among those who took part in support of Team Nanci were Justine Bateman, Courteney Cox, Angie Harmon, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bryan Lourd, Reese Witherspoon, Lawrence Zarian, Renee Zellweger, Daphne Zuniga and more. Additional “Walk to Defeat ALS” attendees included Miley Cyrus, Amy Paffrath, Mari Winsor and more.last_img read more

Home Capital chairman mortgage lender will fight OSC allegations but focus on

TORONTO — The chairman of Home Capital Group says he remains confident about the lending company’s future despite recently announced allegations against the company, as well as two of its former CEOs and its current chief financial officer.An open letter by Home Capital chairman Kevin Smith says the company recognizes that shareholder confidence has been shaken by the Ontario Security Commission’s allegations, released Wednesday.The OSC enforcement staff allege, among other things, that the company and three men misled shareholders through financial statements and conference call comments in 2015.Following the OSC’s allegations, Home Capital’s stock (TSX:HCG) lost one-fifth of its value on Thursday, closing at $17.71 — the lowest since August 2009.But Smith’s letter says Home Capital’s core business performed well during the first quarter and its management team will remain focused on growing the company profitably while defending itself from the OSC’s allegations.Home Capital estimates it had 90 cents per share of diluted earnings for the first quarter under standard accounting and $1.02 per share on an adjusted basis. Full results are to be released in May. read more

UN agency calls for tangible results in sustainable management of vital forests

Warning that forests are vital in mitigating climate change and combating land degradation and desertification, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for tangible results in sustainable management of this precious resource.Such management rests on the conservation of biological diversity and on the realization of the economic functions of forests, Director-General Jacques Diouf told the XII World Forestry Congress in Quebec City, Canada, yesterday at the start of a weeklong meeting. It means reasonable options aimed at protecting a global mass of forests that contributes to stabilizing climate, he added.”Forests, Source of Life” is the theme of the Congress organized jointly by the Canadian Department of Natural Resources Canada and Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources in collaboration with FAO. More than 3,000 foresters, scientists, members of forest-based communities and others interested in forests from over 120 countries are attending the meeting.Noting that the greatest challenge is hunger, affecting more than 840 million people in the world, Mr. Diouf said: “Foresters, through the conservation of natural resources and of functions that maintain productive processes, can ensure an environment that fosters effective and sustainable food production.”In addition, forestry can help rural poor people find employment and thus generate revenues that permit them to have access to food, he added. read more

Community voices expressed through Brock art exhibitions

Two Brock art exhibitions now on display are working to celebrate and amplify community voices.Manifestos in a Room and Sauti za Afrika/African Voices/Voix Africaines were each created to engage with Northern Oracle, an exhibition by Heather Hart currently being featured at Rodman Hall Art Centre.Through the exhibition, which includes an indoor rooftop installation, Hart asks visitors what they want to say to the world and advises them to should it from the rooftop.Reflecting on Northern Oracle, 53 students in Visual Arts, Studies in Arts and Culture, and French came together to create their own statements, whether poetic, absurd or political. The expressions — in both English and French — were used to create Manifestos in a Room, on display in Rodman Hall’s Studio Gallery.Jean Ntakirutimana, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, demonstrates the talking drum used to send messages over long distances in Cameroon. With careful training, a person could use the different tones produced by the drum to send messages. The drum is just one of the items on display in Sauti za Afrika/ African Voices/ Voix Africaines, an exhibition celebrating voices of Niagara’s African diaspora community.Students worked throughout the fall semester to bring the exhibition, curated by Associate Professor Catherine Parayre and instructor Donna Akrey, to life.“It really helps to collaborate in one’s art practice,” said Akrey, whose art students were involved in the project.“We also did an assembly line production to create some of the work, which was fun and rewarding. I was impressed with how the 3M90 students embraced this project and made sense of it for the viewing public.”For the participating French students, the exhibition was a “great opportunity to practice writing constraints for fun,” said Parayre. “Students produced facetious manifestos, writing eloquently on a light-hearted topic. It allowed all of us to put our creative forces together and share a common space.”The exhibition includes a visual component as well as a three-minute audio track created by the students.Over at Brock’s main campus, the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) is hosting Sauti za Afrika/African Voices/Voix Africaines, an exhibition meant to amplify the voices of the African diaspora in Niagara. Featuring 12 different languages, the exhibition combines modern writing with ancient traditions of communication.The display features instruments and figurines used for communication, such as a conch shell, similar to the one used to call for revolution in Haiti, and miniature replicas of Burundi drums used by royalty to communicate with their people.Also included is an intricately carved cow horn used to call people to come and hear the chief speak in certain regions of Africa, said Department Chair and Associate Professor Jean Ntakirutimana.Ntakirutimana worked with members of Niagara’s African diaspora and Sofifran (Solidarité des femmes et familles immigrantes francophones du Niagara) to collect people’s hopes, dreams and concerns to include in the display. Members have also loaned their personal objects for the exhibition.The display is a precursor to an event by the same name coming up in February. Co-hosted by Sofifran, MLLC and Studies in Arts and Culture, the event will be held at Rodman Hall and will also engage with Northern Oracle.Sauti za Afrika/African Voices/Voix Africaines is a part of the Museum in the Hallway project, curated by Parayre. Located in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Mackenzie Chown A-block), the project features rotating monthly displays.Both African Voices and Manifestos in A Room will be on display until the end of December. Northern Oracle will be at Rodman Hall until March 3. read more

Over 57000 applicants seeking house lots CHPA says its working on

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConstruction of 60 houses in Amelia’s Ward to commence soon – GovtSeptember 26, 2017In “latest news”Housing Minister says over 780 housing applications processed in 2018December 4, 2018In “latest news”Cabinet mandates CH&PA to conduct study on squatting in GuyanaSeptember 7, 2018In “latest news” Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Adams Patterson-YearwoodThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is working to address the needs of the 57,000 applications it has on record.Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing Valerie Adams Patterson-Yearwood said on Thursday that “we can’t get it all in one year, in two or three years, but what I can assure you is that we are working towards that.”She was addressing new landowners in Region Three (Essequibo Island/ West Demerara) at the Regional Democratic Council office. The Minister distributed close to 100 house lots to a number of applicants in the region, some as far back as 1989.According to the Minister, there are currently available house lots at Tuschen Village, Essequibo Coast, however, the CH&PA has made submissions in its 2019 budget for some other areas in the region to be made available to citizens.Minister Patterson-Yearwood spoke of the houses that are currently being built at Onderneeming on the Essequibo coast and encouraged persons who are interested to contact the Regional Office.Minister Patterson-Yearwood said the CH&PA will be focusing on building homes especially for persons in the low-income bracket. She said it has been found that the greatest need for housing is at the low-income level.Houses will be constructed at Prospect, East Bank Demerara for prices ranging between $3.5Million to $6Million, to meet the needs of low-income earners.The construction of the homes will follow a housing exhibition, which is slated for December later this year. read more

Draw for Olympic Handball Tournaments

← Previous Story A.C. Diomidis Argous writes Greek handball history! Next Story → Draw result for the Olympic handball tournament: Long way to Quarter-Finals! On Wednesday the groups for the 2012 London Olympic Handball Tournaments will be drawn in the Crystal Palace sports complex in London. Starting at 17:30 hrs local time with an introduction the draw will be live streamed on www.ihf.info. In the presence of IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa the draw event will be conducted by Leon Kalin and Miguel Roca, the IHF Technical Delegates of the Olympic Handball Tournaments.The two groups of the preliminary round in the men’s and women’s tournament consist of six teams each.Those are the seeding lists:Women’s tournament:Pot 1: Norway, MontenegroPot 2: Spain, RussiaPot 3: Denmark, CroatiaPot 4: France, Great BritainPot 5: Sweden, BrazilPot 6: Angola, KoreaMen’s tournament:Pot 1: France, SpainPot 2: Sweden, CroatiaPot 3: Iceland, HungaryPot 4: Serbia, Great BritainPot 5: Denmark, ArgentinaPot 6: Korea, TunisiaDraw regulations: At first the pots 6, 5, 3, 2 and 1 will be drawn, then host Great Britain can choose their respective group. Olympic Handball Tournaments read more

Logitech clipon tablet speaker turns your iPad into a boombox

first_imgTablets are great. You can do most of what you’d want to do on your laptop but on something that’s both lighter and more portable. These are both great traits, but where the lightweight, convenient device excels in areas like software and graphics, other features may take a hit,  like the sound, for instance. There’s no way you’re going to get great sound out of the tiny, tinny speakers nestled in the iPad or Xoom.Sure, you can use a pair of headphones while watching a movie, but what if you’re hanging out at home and don’t want to wear headphones in order to get good sound from your tablet? Logitech just announced the Tablet Speaker to help you pump up the volume.The speaker is actually a rubberized clip that attaches to either the side or top of your tablet. All you need to connect it to your device is a basic headphone jack and cable (included).It houses drivers on either end of its long, rounded-square body, and even props your iPad up to get it into prime typing position, offering you a little mood music to for your writing.The speaker charges via USB and can last up to eight hours. This means you can watch a few movies on one charge, or have an epically long dance party. Plus, it comes with a travel case, so you can take it on the road with you without it getting scuffed up.We’ve seen a lot of portable speakers so far, but this one looks like it’s genuinely made for tablets. It’s the size of the iPad 2 (lengthwise), it clips on without having to be placed on a table like a docking station, and it’s made to travel, just like your tablet. That being said, we’ve yet to test it out, so we can’t vouch for the quality of the speaker just yet.Logitech calls this the Tablet Speaker for iPad, but it seems like it will work with any tablet (or anything with a 3.5mm jack). They confirm this in their specifications, which note the requirements for use as being “iPad and other tablets with 3.5 mm audio outpuThe portable speaker is due to be released at the beginning of September and will run you $50.via Logitechlast_img read more

People on the Move 111909

first_imgEmmis Publishing named Erika Anderson publisher of Los Angeles magazine. Most recently, Anderson served as the Los Angeles manager of Golf magazine and Golf.com. She replaces Amy Saralegui, who in May relocated to Texas to take on the dual role of vice president and group publisher of national sales for Emmis Publishing as well as publisher of Texas Monthly.Fast Company announced several additions to its staff: Florian Bachleda was named creative director, former Essence magazine photography director Leslie dela Vega was appointed photo editor, ex-Newsweek staff writer Nancy Cook was named senior editor and Emily Biuso was named staff editor.Erica Shlafer was appointed beauty and grooming director at Details. Previously, Shlafer served for three years as fashion manager at Us Weekly.Mitch Schneider was named a contributing editor for Advanstar’s Automotive Group. Schneider is a journalist as well as a certified Master Automotive Technician.Meredith’s Fitness magazine appointed Christie Griffin as digital director. Most recently, Griffin served as senior Web editor at Cosmopolitan.com.Aviation Week promoted Katie Taplett to publisher of defense, space and security. Previously, Taplett served as the magazine’s defense sales director. In addition, Taplett is taking over as publisher of Defense Technology International and as associate publisher of defense, space and security for Aviation Week & Space Technology. American Express Publishing has appointed Michaela Guzy vice president of global travel and strategic development. Guzy most recently served as vice president of travel and business development of Travel + Leisure.Newsmax Media named former New York Post editor Ken Chandler as editor-in-chief of Newsmax Magazine. Until the announcement, Newsmax Media founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy had been overseeing editorial at the magazine.As expected, GQ style editor Adam Rapoport was named editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit, which is relocating from California to New York. Rapoport replaces longtime editor Barbara Fairchild, who is leaving the magazine.CurtCo Media has appointed Michalene Busico to the newly-created position of deputy editor. Previously, Busico served as executive editor of Entrepreneur magazine.last_img read more

Google Pixel 4 images leak showing Sprint as a carrier

first_imgThe front of the Pixel 4, as leaked by XDA Developers.  XDA Developers Google’s Pixel 4 may still be a few weeks out, but not even Google’s wealth of teasers have slowed down the leaks around the company’s next device. The latest look comes via XDA Developers, which has apparently obtained images showing off the phone. Whereas Google has officially teased the rear cameras and front top bezel — which includes a Project Soli sensor for gestures and improved face-unlock tech — XDA shows off the entire body of the phone. It looks like Google has ditched the two-tone color scheme that has long been a design feature of the Pixel line, but beyond that not much can be gained on the hardware side. The leaked device is running on Sprint, however, so it is possible we’ll see the new phone launch at the carrier, as opposed to just Verizon like past Pixel launches. google-pixel-4-leak-image-2The apparent back of the Pixel 4.  XDA Developers With the launch of the Pixel 3A in May, Google expanded the carriers selling the Pixel to include T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular in addition to Verizon and its own Project Fi.The search giant has traditionally updated its Pixel line in the fall, though it remains to be seen if the company’s new flagship will come in a 5G flavor if it does indeed head to Sprint. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  Now playing: Watch this: Pixel 4 may have been spotted in public 1 Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Mobile Phones Share your voice Google Pixel 16 Photos Here’s everything that 5G can do for you See it $219 How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone 4:24 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Comment Tags Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) 5G Rumors Google Sprint T-Mobilelast_img read more

Forest dept to bring out publication on census of animals inhabiting N

first_imgKolkata: For the first time, the state Forest department, in coordination with the Union department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, is coming out with a publication on the census of the wide variety of animals that inhabit the forests of North Bengal.The exercise, that had started sometime in the middle of 2017, has already come to an end and the process of compilation of data is going on in full swing. “The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) will come out with a publication on the animal census, following which the state Forest department will also release a book on the findings,” said Ravi Kant Sinha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife and Chief Wildlife Warden, Bengal. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsCensus for animals like rhinoceros and elephants are conducted almost every year in the forest areas of North Bengal. Earlier, tiger census had been held in the Buxa forest. However, there has hardly been any attempt to have a comprehensive survey and subsequent release of data of the rich variety of animals that inhabit the forests of North Bengal that cover Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts.The state Forest department had planned to cover the forests of Darjeeling Hills in the survey. However, they were compelled to shelve the plans, owing to the shutdown in the Hills that lasted for more than 100 days, thanks to the movement of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, who had demanded a separate state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”We had very little time, in which we have done a prey based survey of the animals in the Darjeeling Hills. Next year when we take up the survey, we will do it in a comprehensive manner,” a senior official of the state Forest department said.Some of the animals that have been spotted, include the Asian Golden Cat – also called the Asiatic Golden Cat and Temminck’s cat, Marbled Cat – which has been listed as a Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List and Asiatic Wild Dog – popularly known as Dhol, which has been categorised as Endangered in the IUCN Red List. “It is for the first time ever that we have got evidence of the Crab Eating Mongoose, which also features in the Endangered list of IUCN,” the senior official said. Various types of deer and Yellow Throated Marten have also been spotted.The Forest department has also started organising bio-diversity camps in North Bengal, for arousing interest among researchers in wildlife. A camp has already been held at Neora Valley. “After the monsoon, similar camps will be held at Singalila and Sinchan Wildlife Sanctuaries,” Sinha said.last_img read more

Opposition insists on sending RTI bill to Select Committee

first_imgNew Delhi: Maintaining that the government is bringing bills for passing without adequate scrutiny, the Congress and other opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Thursday stuck to their demand for sending the RTI amendment bill to a Select Committee before taking it for discussion and passage. Amid the din, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh moved the bill to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 and pass it. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Led by the Congress, the opposition members kept chanting: “We Want Select Committee” and “Dilution of RTI would not be accepted” in the house, forcing the Chair to adjourn the proceedings twice for brief periods. Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien, among others, moved the motion for referring the RTI bill to the Select Committee. The Congress led the opposition with its senior leaders making their position clear that they would not take up the bill without sending it to a House panel. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Senior leader Anand Sharma strongly opposed the government move, saying the House was not obliged to blindly endorse bills cleared in the other House (Lok Sabha). “The House must be alive to its duty,” he said, underscoring the important role of the Rajya Sabha. But the Chair allowed discussion on the bill, saying a vote on sending the Bill to the Select Committee can be done after the discussion concludes. Most opposition members, however, did not seem to be convinced of the decision and continued their protest. The opposition members continued their protest even as Jitendra Singh said that there was no intention, motivation or design to dilute the RTI and that there was no need to send the bill to a Select Committee. Speaking on the bill, AIADMK member Navneet Krishna supported it. RJD’s Manoj Jha, however, said he can not speak when democracy was being killed, referring to the uproar in the House. CPI-M’s K.K. Ragesh also said he wants to speak but was unable to do so given the uproar in the House.last_img read more

SSPA Satcom Amplifiers Market Illuminated by New Research Report 20192024

first_imgThe Global SSPA Satcom Amplifiers Market study focuses major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the changing structure.SummaryICRWorld’s SSPA Satcom Amplifiers Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.A sample copy of this premium research report is available @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3243595#utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=shraddha_kThe report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Global SSPA Satcom Amplifiers Market: Product Segment AnalysisGround SystemIFC- Power AmplifiersGateway Power AmplifiersGlobal SSPA Satcom Amplifiers Market: Application Segment AnalysisGovernmentCommercialGlobal SSPA Satcom Amplifiers Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaThe Players mentioned in our reportCommunications & Power Industries (CPI)ComtechGeneral Dynamics SATCOM TechnologiesKratosGilatNorsat(Hytera)AmplusAdvantech Wireless (Baylin)Agilis(ST Electronics)L-3 Narda-MITEQMission MicrowaveGet the purchase discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3243595#utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=shraddha_kAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Valentines Day annual collective wedding sees more than 400 marry

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Valentine’s Day in Cancun and Playa del Carmen saw more than 400 couples marry in the annual collective wedding ceremonies.Each year, on Valentine’s Day, cities such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen hold collective weddings, a large wedding ceremony where couples who could not otherwise afford the fees, can be married for minimal cost.The cities put on a large display of tables, photo backdrops and wedding decorations as well as an on-site justice of the peace to marry those who registered to exchange nuptials on the most romantic day of the year.This year, Cancun had a total of 265 couples with the youngest being 18 and the eldest, 81 who married his 70 year-old bride. The couple, who have five children and seven grandchildren, had been together 45 years, but never formally married.The annual event took place outside in the esplanade of the Benito Juárez Town Hall in Cancun where masses of long tables dressed in white were accented with large lime green bows special for the occassion.In Playa del Carmen, 205 couples took to the public beach at Parque Fundadores in the city center to take advantage of the beautiful beach setting arranged for the special Valentine’s Day ceremony. The event, which was organized by the municipal government, lined the sand with turquoise-covered tables accented in white.Erika Camacho Escalante of the Civil Registry in Cancun says that couples wishing to sign up to be married during a collective wedding are provided with prenuptial talks. The ceremonies are open to all couples who wish to marry, including same sex.This year in Playa del Carmen, two female couples married on the beach during the collective wedding ceremony. The event was attended by the municipality mayor as well as the state governor.The annual Collective Wedding is a way to provide couples with the facilities to formalize their legal union at a lower cost than is normally the case when it is performed privately. Friends and family of the bride and groom are also welcome.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Antonini the 90yearold Milanese jewelry brand k

first_imgAntonini, the 90-year-old Milanese jewelry brand known for its sophisticated and sculptural jewelry collection, is making an active contribution to funding cancer research through their support of the AIRC—Italian Association for Cancer Research.On October 1, the La Scala Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Myung-Whun Chung, will perform an extraordinary concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (Pathétique) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition to be held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The event will be an opportunity for classical music lovers to enjoy the unique performance while also contributing to the cause, as each ticket purchased will support AIRC’s research projects. For more information visit www.teatroallascala.org or www.airc.it.last_img read more