Shiva assured 4th straight Asian medal, Sarita enters first semis in 8 yrs

first_imgShiva assured 4th straight Asian medal, Sarita enters first semis in 8 yrsSarita Devi entered the Asian Boxing Championships semi-finals for the first time in 8 years while Shiva Thapa reached the semis and is now assured of yet another medal at the Asian Boxing Championships.advertisement Press Trust of India BangkokApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 17:04 IST Shiva Thapa defeated Thailand’s Rujakran Juntrong in a one-sided lightweight (60kg) contest to enter Asian Boxing Championships semis. (PTI Photos)HIGHLIGHTSShiva Thapa defeated Thailand’s Rujakran Juntrong in quartersThapa had won a gold at Asian Championships in 2013Sarita Devi ended without a medal at World Championships in Delhi last yearShiva Thapa (60kg) secured himself a medal for the fourth successive time, while veteran L Sarita Devi (60kg) made the semifinals for the first time in nearly a decade to continue India’s stupendous run at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.The 25-year-old Thapa defeated Thailand’s Rujakran Juntrong in a one-sided lightweight (60kg) contest. He prevailed 5-0 and has a tough semifinal lined up against Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin, a silver-medallist from the 2015 edition.Thapa had won a gold in 2013, a bronze in 2015 and a silver in the 2017 edition of the marquee continental event.In the women’s draw, former world champion Sarita, who last reached the Asian semis back in 2010 and ended with a a gold, defeated Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volossenko in a split decision to make the medal rounds.Last edition’s silver-medallist Manisha too secured herself at least a bronze by defeating Filipino Petecio Zzaa Nice.Joining Thapa in the men’s last four stage was Ashish Kumar (75kg), who got the better of Kyrgyzstan’s Omerbek Uulu Behzhigit, also a unanimous verdict.Thapa, who is also a former world championship bronze-medallist and a two-time national champion, opened the proceedings for India and got busy immediately.The Indian had a spring in his step as he went about dismantling his clueless opponent.The technically superior Thapa also seemed to have added some more power to his punches and an aggressive streak which his rival found tough to deal with.Ashish, on the other hand, was locked in a messy contest with Bekzhigit but was clearly the more accurate of the two boxers, finding favour with all the five judges.advertisementSarita also endured a draining contest against Volossenko but the veteran from Manipur raised the bar when it mattered to move ahead.The performance in the championship is a turnaround of sorts for the 37-year-old, who ended without a medal at the world championships in Delhi last year.However, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar (91kg) bowed out after losing his quarterfinal bout to Jordan’s Hussein Eishaish Iashaish 0-5.Also Read | No cricketer has served India like MS Dhoni: Kapil DevAlso Read | Ashton Turner becomes first batsman to register five straight ducks in T20 cricketAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAnita Jatlast_img read more

Police raid Bulgarian FA headquarters after president resigns over racist abuse

first_img Next Police raid Bulgarian FA headquarters after president resigns over racist abusePolice have raided Bulgarian Football Union’s (BFU) headquarters in Sofia following the resignation of its president over racist abuse aimed at England players.advertisement Reuters SofiaOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 23:32 IST Police seen entering the new building of Bulgarian Football Union (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBulgarian chief prosecutor’s spokeswoman said that the operation was part of an investigationBorislav Mihaylov had been BFU president since 2005 when he replaced long-serving Ivan SlavkovMihaylov also played at the World Cup finals in 1986 and 1998 as well as Euro 96More than 20 police officers swept into the Bulgarian Football Union’s (BFU) headquarters in Sofia less than a hour after its president Borislav Mihaylov resigned following racist incidents during Bulgaria’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday.Bulgarian chief prosecutor’s spokeswoman said that the operation was part of an investigation, conducted by Specialized Prosecutor’s Office.”It’s about crimes against sport,” Rumyana Arnaudova told Reuters. “We’re talking about corruption offences, connected to the work of the BFU’s referee commission and the appointment of referees on football matches.”The investigation is still under way and it’s too early to say if there’ll be some arrests.”A BFU spokeswoman also confirmed the presence of police officers at the headquarters in the Sofia district of Boyana.The 56-year-old Mihaylov, part of Bulgarian team that reached the semi-finals at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, had been BFU president since 2005 when he replaced long-serving Ivan Slavkov, who was expelled from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following allegations of corruption.Former Reading keeper Mihaylov, who also played at the World Cup finals in 1986 and 1998 as well as Euro 96, was heavily criticised by local media and fans for failing to lead the BFU out of years of corruption and controversy.Bulgaria have failed to qualify for a major tournament since 2004 while Mihaylov’s tenure has been marred by cronyism allegations, which he has consistently denied.There have been widespread reports of match-fixing in Bulgaria in recent years but little in the way of progress in holding anyone accountable.Nobody has been brought to trial and the European Commission has criticised the authorities for doing little to fight the problem.advertisementIn May Vereya, a small club based in Stara Zagora, were expelled from the top flight of Bulgarian soccer by the BFU after repeated warnings from European football’s governing body UEFA over suspected match-fixing.Also Read | Bulgarian PM wants resignation of Football Union head after England match debacleAlso seeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Bulgarian FAFollow Sofialast_img read more

Dr. Tufton Urges Support for Adopt a Clinic Initiative

first_img Meanwhile, Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VMBS, Courtney Campbell, said the Adopt-a-clinic initiative is a perfect fit for his entity “as it allows us to partner with others to improve the quality of life.” Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging more Jamaicans to join the ‘Adopt-a-clinic’ initiative in order to assist primary health care facilities to meet their needs in terms of upkeep and the necessary equipment. Story Highlights Dr. Tufton said the objective is to encourage Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora to provide support, whether in cash or kind, to the primary health care facilities. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging more Jamaicans to join the ‘Adopt-a-clinic’ initiative in order to assist primary health care facilities to meet their needs in terms of upkeep and the necessary equipment.He was speaking at the official launch of the initiative at the St. Jago Health Centre in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, on Tuesday (November 7).He noted that the Ministry has received some 50 expressions of interest from entities and individuals.Among them is the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), which has adopted 15 clinics across the island.Dr. Tufton said the objective is to encourage Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora to provide support, whether in cash or kind, to the primary health care facilities.“This will help restore or to lend credibility to those health centres and, by extension, provide greater support, which will, in turn, attract more persons to use those facilities,” he said.“Oftentimes, we do not speak about primary health care, which is community health care administered through our clinics or health centres. The reality is primary health care is far more important than secondary and tertiary health care,” he noted.Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry, Dr. Winston De La Haye, stressed the need for more Jamaicans to utilise clinics in order to reduce overcrowding of secondary and tertiary facilities.He informed that of the 1.5 million Jamaicans, who visited health care facilities in 2016, 50 per cent were seen at health centres. “We think that needs to be about 75 per cent at the very least,” he pointed out.He noted further that 60 per cent of persons seen at health facilities last year were for conditions such as out-of-control hypertension and diabetes.“We need to be a step ahead of that through primary prevention and this is by healthy eating and lifestyle practices,” Dr. De La Haye said.Meanwhile, Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VMBS, Courtney Campbell, said the Adopt-a-clinic initiative is a perfect fit for his entity “as it allows us to partner with others to improve the quality of life.”“We think it is aligned to VMBS’ purpose of helping to uplift the Jamaican people,” he added.Mr. Campbell said the initiative will be the first for the Victoria Mutual Foundation, which will be officially launched in the first week of December.Annual reports detailing the support to the clinics and patients that visited, among other things, will be provided to the public.last_img read more

Cabinet approves transgender bill

first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders by defining their identity and rights to prohibit discrimination against them.The bill will benefit large number of transgender persons, mitigate the stigma, discrimination and abuse against this marginalised section and bring them into the mainstream of the society, an official statement said. This will lead to inclusiveness and make them productive members of the society, it said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to introduce the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019. The Bill will introduced in the ensuing session of the Parliament. The Bill provides a mechanism for their social, economic and educational empowerment,” the statement said. Passage of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which aims at empowering the community by defining and protecting their rights, is one of the priorities of the Social Justice and Empowerment ministry in the first 100 days agenda of the second term of the Narendra Modi government, an official source said. The bill will bring greater accountability on the part of the central government, state governments and UTs for issues concerning transgender persons, besides making all the stakeholders also responsive and accountable for upholding the principles underlying the Bill. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha in December 2018. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe draft bill without any new amendments was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday, sources in the ministry said. According to the bill, a transgender is a person whose “gender does not match with the gender assigned to that person at birth and includes trans-man or trans-woman (whether or not such person has undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery or hormone therapy or laser therapy or such other therapy), person with intersex variations, gender- queer and person having such socio-cultural identities as kinner, hijra, aravani and jogta.” Going by the bill, a person would have the right to choose to be identified as a man, woman or transgender, irrespective of sex reassignment surgery and hormonal therapy. It also requires transgender persons to go through a district magistrate and “district screening committee” to get certified as a transperson. The committee would comprise a medical officer, a psychologist or psychiatrist, a district welfare officer, a government official, and a transgender person. The bill prohibits discrimination against a transgender person in areas such as education, employment, and healthcare. It directs the central and state governments to provide welfare schemes in these areas.last_img read more

Stars Give Their Voices To Autism Speaks

first_imgAutism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, announced this week the launch of its second annual Sound Off For Autism Speaks.This exciting fundraising effort will give fans the opportunity to order a limited number of custom-recorded messages from Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jack Black, Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, Peter Dinklage, Vin Scully and Zachary Quinto in return for a $299 donation. All proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.Celebrity messages will be available for purchase for one week only, October 7 – 13, 2013. Fans can register online at SoundOffForAutismSpeaks.com to receive a reminder just prior to the October 7 campaign. A limited number of messages will be available from each celebrity on a first come, first served basis. Fans will have the unique opportunity to specify what they want their chosen celebrity to say in the message. Autism Speaks will send fans a digital file of their message once it has been recorded by their celebrity.The inaugural Sound Off For Autism Speaks took place in December 2012, raising more than $100,000. The campaign was spearheaded by Ed Asner, whose son, Matt, serves as executive director of Southern California for Autism Speaks. In addition to Asner, participating celebrities included Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks, Derek Jeter, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart and Betty White.“Last year, I got together with Matt and we discussed what my friends and I could do to support the important work of Autism Speaks,” said Ed Asner. “We decided that bringing together a group of celebrities with great voices to do a kind of ‘voiceathon’ would be a fun way to raise awareness and funds for the autism community. The campaign was such an overwhelming success and received so much positive feedback we had to do it again.”last_img read more

ETALK CELEBRATES CANADIAN TALENT IN ETALK PRESENTS THE NEW NORTH

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Tune into ETALK weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2. Advertisement Advertisement Canada is home to many superstars across the entertainment industry who have conquered Hollywood, including the likes of Drake, Celine Dion, and Ryan Reynolds.Whether it’s in television, film, music, or fashion, the star-studded roster of Canadian talent is growing, and in honour of Canada Day, ETALKReporters Tyrone Edwards and Chloe Wilde are introducing a new generation of Canadian stars in ETALK PRESENTS: THE NEW NORTH, airing Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT onCTV2.Canadian celebrities featured in the special include pop superstars Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara, R&B/Soul singers Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar, Scarborough-born actors and brothers Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk, Race) and Shamier Anderson (WYNONNA EARP), Toronto-raised actor Mena Massoud (Aladdin, Jack Ryan), YouTubers-turned-personalities Lilly Singh and Shan Boodram, OVO signee Roy Woods, and Montréal-based fashion designers Atelier New Regime. The special also features some of Canada’s most youthful stars, including Jacob Tremblay, Finn Wolfhard, and Johnny Orlando. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

UN regional forum urges greater cooperation among AsiaPacific governments

“We have entered an era in which South-South Cooperation will play an increasingly important role,” Under-Secretary-General and ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer told the closing ceremony at a three-day development policy forum in Bangkok.“While regional economic integration is already an important trend, it is time for us to unlock the real potential of inter-regional cooperation,” she urged more than 300 participants representing 45 countries. During the development forum, participants adopted a record 17 resolutions aiming to balance the economic, social and environmental dimensions of regional well-being, ESCAP noted in its news release.“Disaster risk management and better preparedness are key development imperatives,” Ms. Heyzer said summarizing some of the key messages from the forum. “People at every level must be empowered partners in change; political, technical and financial resources must be mobilized before shocks hit; apathy is our biggest risk; and early warnings and early actions save lives and livelihoods.” Highlighting the need to build more resilient economic and communities, and form greater partnerships between regions and countries in the Southern hemisphere, the ESCAP Executive Secretary said the region is part of the next great transformation: “The true opportunity of rising Asia-Pacific is to change the idea of progress – to prove that people and planet prosper best together.” The intergovernmental meeting on the increasingly severe natural disaster and economic shocks was the first ESCAP Session since the landmark UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in Brazil in June 2012. Ms. Heyzer said the world body’s annual regional assembly this year offered “the opportunity to grow better, to close development gaps, to build resilience, to end hunger, and to ensure the inclusive and sustainable future we want.”In yesterday’s session, Ms. Heyzer stressed that policymakers must balance short-term stability with long-term development. “In the midst of a crisis or disaster, we can ill-afford to mechanically apply the conventional norms of macroeconomic stabilization. We need an Asia-Pacific regional framework for resilience.” read more

Dancing police officer steals the show at Notting Hill Carnival

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Manchester Arena bombing intelligence to stay secret

Show more “I have done that because I am satisfied, having heard the justifications for them, that to make public those matters would assist terrorists in carrying out the sort of atrocities committed in Manchester and would make it less likely that the Security Service and CT police would be able to prevent them.”The balancing exercise strongly favours the material in question for not being disclosed. I will, of course, keep this ruling under review.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Key intelligence material about the Manchester Arena bombing must be kept secret otherwise it could “assist terrorists”, a coroner has ruled. Sir John Saunders has granted applications by the Home Office and police for public interest immunity (PII) on the grounds of protecting national security.Part of last week’s pre-inquest review hearing into the deaths of 22 people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22 2017 was held in private to consider the PII applications over material related to the issue of whether the attack by suicide bomber Salman Abedi could have been prevented by the authorities.On Friday, retired High Court judge Sir John published an open ruling in which he set out the reasons for his decision.He said: “I have upheld the claims for PII by both the Secretary of State and CTP (Counter Terrorism Police North West). He added that, as a consequence, his provisional view was that an “adequate investigation” could not be conducted within the frameworks of the inquests.It is thought that discussions of whether the inquests will now be converted into a public inquiry will be raised at the next scheduled pre-inquests hearing on October 7.Last week Sir John reassured families attending the hearing at Manchester Town Hall that public interest immunity “will not be used as a device for covering up responsibility” and that he will do his “very best” to ensure that does not happen.Lawyers for the families of the 22, who have not seen the evidence the authorities want to withhold, stressed the need for as open an inquest process as possible.John Cooper QC, representing a number of the families, told the coroner that the people making the application “are the very people who could potentially be severely criticised, and the ramifications of that are significant”. read more

Govt green light M to upgrade stellings wharf

The Supenaam stelling, Essequibo, Region TwoCitizens who rely heavily on ferry services will soon benefit from improved services as rehabilitation works are set to commence shortly on stellings and wharves.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Friday announced that government has granted its approval for a $43M contract for rehabilitation of the Mazaruni wharf and Dockyard, $27M contract for rehabilitation of the Morawhanna stelling in Region one and a $120M for Supenaam stelling in Region two.Earlier in the year at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s end of year review General Manager, Transport and Harbours Department, Marcelene Merchant announced that the Mazaruni Wharf and Dockyard is currently in a dilapidated state and needs urgent rehabilitation. The dock was last rehabilitated on March 27, 2014. She further stated that at the Morawhanna stelling the entire bond and wharf will be rehabilitated and the fender system will be reconstructed.The Minister of State noted that these upgrades are necessary especially for the Supenaam stelling since it is the main point of entry particularly for goods and services into Region Two.“It is important that we always keep it (Supenaam stelling) at a high state of maintenance, several years ago when there was a problem where long lines of trucks were lined up for days trying to get to and from Region Two and it is part of our responsibility to ensure that every region of this country is provided with a reliable form of transportation for their goods and services,” Minister Harmon explained.Some $291M will also be spent on the acquisition and installation of a proportion system for MB Sandaka. A contract of that amount was also approved by Cabinet.In February, 2016 the M.V. Sabanto, collided with the Ro/Ro mooring facility at Supenaam Stelling whilst maneuvering to berth. This collision resulted in the misalignment of the floating pontoon and linkspan bridge, severe damages to structural steel beams and displacement of the mooring cluster piles. Consequently, emergency repairs to the tune of $6.6M were undertaken to correct the defects. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRemedial works to be done at Supenaam stellingMarch 8, 2016In “latest news”Stabroek wharf rehab: Vendors to be relocated next to demolished “Dread Shop”November 8, 2017In “Business”MB Sandaka sails againFebruary 9, 2016In “latest news” read more

Heralding Argentinas silver resource lining

first_imgBy Marc Davis, www.BNWnews.ca With gold prices continuing to shine as the fragile global economic recovery falters yet again, equally buoyant silver prices have given the mining industry considerable impetus to increase production. But that’s simply not happening. The fact is that most silver production is a by-product of gold mining. And the increasing scarcity of sizeable new gold deposits has precipitated a global slide in output of around 5% per annum for nearly a decade. This has obviously impacted silver yields, too.The situation has also been compounded by a decline in the number of stand-alone silver discoveries in recent years. As the low-hanging fruit has already been picked, major new silver finds tend to be buried deep and are harder to get at, which typically makes them more expensive to bring on-stream. Or they are in environmentally sensitive areas – which make their future prospects politically problematic. Others tend to be metallurgically challenged – which makes processing recoveries low as compared to gold.Hence, readily accessible below-ground silver inventories in many mature mining jurisdictions are getting mined-out. This helps explain why the world’s two largest producers – Peru and Mexico – could only manage a paltry rise in output of 4.6% and 0.6%, respectively, in 2009, in spite of surging silver prices.Such uninspiring numbers represent an all too familiar picture among the well-established silver producing nations. This is further illustrated by the fact that worldwide silver production (among market economies that report reliable output numbers) has remained more or less steady over the past three years in the 550 Moz range.However, at least one other Spanish-speaking emerging economy is rising to the challenge. Argentina posted a 55% jump in silver output in 2009 to 15.5 Moz over the previous year. One of the world’s few remaining stable democracies that is mineral-rich but underdeveloped, this geographically large Latin American nation is set to continue to ramp-up its output in the coming years.An unheralded player among the world’s silver producers, Argentina’s production profile for the next few years suggests that it will break into ranks of the top ten producer nations. This is expected to happen as a number of new silver mines or silver-rich gold mines come on-stream.The most significant to date is the Pirquitas mine, which was commissioned in 2009 with an initial output of only 1.1 Moz. But the mine is on-track to accelerate output this year to 7 Moz. Owned by Vancouver-headquartered Silver Standard Resources, this mine is expected to generate some 10 Moz/y once in full production – and for up to 14 years.Among the more significant new mines to be built by the industry will be the long-awaited worldclass Navidad primary silver deposit. With a scheduled initial output of around 5 Moz annually, Vancouver-based Pan American Silver Corp. is hoping to begin monetising this veritable basin of silver in 2013. At an estimated 450 Moz in size, Navidad should emerge as the largest new contributor to Argentina’s growing silver output.Then there’s Andean Resources in mining-friendly Santa Cruz Province, which is targeting a 2012 launch of its high grade Cerro Negro gold-silver mine. An annual output of 3.5 million silver ounces is forecast, along with 250,000-300,000 oz of gold.A number of other important silver-gold discoveries are also shaping up nicely. They include the Cerro Moro deposit, which is also in Santa Cruz Province. It is owned by another Vancouver-based junior, Extorre Gold Mines, which benefits from a resource base of 27 Moz of silver and 1 Moz of gold. The company’s high grade Escondida Vein runs a bonanza silver grade of 805 g/t, plus 18 g/t Au.This is where the numbers become interesting. With nearly 45% of the deposit’s value reported as silver, a 10% rise in the silver price relative to gold could make this a viable silver mine.There are 30 or so other known veins on the property. And one of them has already revealed 6 Moz of silver so far. There may be more to come as this vein is reportedly wide ‘open’ (continuous) along trend. Extorre is also aggressively drilling at least half a dozen other veins – which management believes may further bolster the ‘bonanza grade’ silver potential of the property.Not just an explorer, Extorre Gold Mines is targeting a production decision for its Cerro Moro deposit in the first part of 2011.Despite Extorre and Andean being well ahead of the pack towards producer status, a growing number of other ambitious gold and silver explorers are aggressively working to build up their own early stage discoveries in Argentina. All of which aim to capitalise on a rising tide for gold and for the grey metal that Chinese investors refer to as “poor man’s gold.”Indeed, historically high investment demand for both gold and silver, especially in Europe and the Far East, is continuing to firmly support their lofty spot prices. Meanwhile, silver consumption is being underpinned by its many industrial uses, which are entirely independent of silver hoarding for investment purposes.A number of key 21st century applications such as solar panels and flat screen television panels are forecast to contribute strongly to heightened demand. Furthermore, the marketplace for semiconductors (microchips) – which are used in an array of portable electronic devices and other high-tech applications – is experiencing explosive growth.last_img read more

HORRIBLE DAY FOR KIEL PSG smash Zebras 4224

7. Orlen Wisla Plock14329367:401(-34)8 6. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg144010364:396(-32)8 3. Telekom Veszprém14824381:365(16)18 ← Previous Story Lino Cervar to leave Macedonia because Croatia! Next Story → BSV Bjerringbro Silkeborg take the last train for TOP 16! THW Kiel: Landin (1.-18., 2 saves), Wolff (18.-60., 4 saves); Duvnjak (2), Toft Hansen (1), Lackovic (2), Sprenger, Dissinger (2), Wiencek (n.e.), Ekberg (3/1), Zeitz (2), Dahmke, Brozovic (1), Vujin (5), Bilyk (2), Nilsson (3), Santos (1); Trainer: GislasonTABELA: 5. THW Kiel14527353:376(-23)12 8. Kadetten Schaffhausen141013370:440(-70)2 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt14716382:366(16)15 Paris Saint Germain Handball made on of the worst nights ever in the history of THW Kiel. The most successful German team in the last three decades, suffered the most convincing defeat in history of their participation at European level – 24:42.Paris Saint-Germain: Skof (43.-60. und , 5 saves), Omeyer (1.-53., 15 saves); Gensheimer (7/3), Möllgaard, Stepancic (5), Kounkoud (1), Garain (3), Remili (2), Abalo (4), L. Karabatic (1), Hansen (6/1), Narcisse (1), Nielsen (4), N. Karabatic (7), Nahi (1); Trainer: Serdarusic 1. FC Barcelona Lassa141211413:354(59)25 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…141202451:383(68)24 read more

Microsoft appoints Nadella as its new CEO

first_imgThe opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster and continue to transform. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly. Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.The appointment comes after Microsoft announced record revenue in the last quarter of 2013. The company made a net income of $6.56 billion while revenue hit a record high of $24.52 billion. (Video: Microsoft/YouTube)Read: Xbox One and Surface tablet sales results helps Microsoft boost revenue >Read: Bill Gates did a Secret Santa with someone on the internet > With Nadella’s appointment, founder Bill Gates will step down as Chairman today and will now be Technology Advisor for the company’s Board of Directors. John Thompson, who was the lead independent director for the Board of Directors, will become the new Chairman.Speaking about the appointment, Gates believes that Nadella is the person to move the company forward.center_img MICROSOFT HAS APPOINTED Satya Nadella to be the company’s new CEO, becoming the third person to hold the position since the company was founded in 1975.Nadella, who has been with Microsoft since 1992 and was executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, will replace the previous CEO Steve Ballmer who will now retire.The 46 year-old has been involved in Microsoft’s move to cloud-based services and incorporating it into all Microsoft products such as Bing, Office, Xbox and other services. He also oversaw development of the company’s Server and Tools Business.Speaking about the appointment, Nadella said he “couldn’t be more honoured” to have been chosen for the role.last_img read more

Eightyearold Palestinian girl killed six minutes into Israelideclared ceasefire

first_img Palestinian families who fled their homes due to fighting between Hamas and Israel take shelter at a U.N.-run school in Gaza City. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesWith only a narrow alley leading to the house, it was not possible to get rescue equipment to the scene, with a long line of people passing out chunks of rubble by hand, an AFP correspondent said.The strike cause the house to pancake, leaving only a very narrow gap for rescuers to get inside, some of whom were bloodying themselves in the effort, he said.From within, they managed to pull the body of a young girl wearing pyjamas whose spine appeared to be broken in several places, with rescuers struggling to get her onto a stretcher, he said.Earlier, the Israeli army announced a unilateral seven-hour lull, to begin at 0700 GMT.Hamas said it would not be observing the truce, and warned people to exercise extreme caution when venturing out onto the streets after earlier temporary ceasefire arrangements collapsed into a frenzy of bloodshed.Originally published 10:30am.© – AFP 2014Read: UN chief says today’s strike on a UN school is “a criminal act” >Read: Israel announces death of missing soldier, while 12 die in air strikes on Gaza > A CHILD WAS killed and 30 people wounded in an Israeli air strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City – just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said.The strike hit a house in the beachfront Shati refugee camp, killing an eight-year-old girl, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.Witnesses and several AFP correspondents reported hearing the whistle of a missile fired from an F16 warplane before it crashed into a house wedged between two tall buildings inside the camp.An AFP correspondent said the strike hit at 0706 GMT – ie six minutes into the lull.The Israeli army said it was looking into the incident, but gave no further comment.last_img read more

Does iTunes Match give you clean versions of your explicit songs

first_imgiTunes Match has made many music listeners happy. Unlike cloud lockers such as Amazon Cloud Drive or Google Music, it will scan your music collection and instantly add songs to the cloud — no lengthy uploads required. All, however, has not been perfect with Apple’s iCloud music storage solution. One complaint that hasn’t yet gotten a lot of press relates to clean and explicit versions of matched tracks.In iTunes Match, there is no clear way to differentiate between censored and uncensored versions of songs. Since the user’s original file isn’t uploaded, you’re relying on Apple matching the right song in its database. While it’s accurate enough to get the correct song, it apparently isn’t thorough enough to get the correctly-edited version.Several Apple support threads have been growing with users complaining of this problem. Though it isn’t clear if edited songs are being replaced with explicit versions, the opposite is happening. In our tests, we found that the system was inconsistent. After matching several albums full of songs with explicit content, we found that roughly half of the songs came up with edited versions in the cloud. Strangely, individual albums will sometimes have a mixture of versions.Unfortunately, there’s no clear solution in sight, and Apple has yet to address the problem. The obvious solution would be to add an (explicit) tag to the song’s title, but that doesn’t do anything. Apple’s system doesn’t appear to scan the file’s metadata; rather it scans portions of the file’s waveform. It gets just enough to ID the song, but not enough to determine whether it’s the “adult” version or the “family” version.Surely Apple must have been aware of this issue. It could well have seen it as difficult to get it right all of the time, and opted to err on the side of caution. This wouldn’t make Apple the first company to prefer to annoy some rap, heavy metal, and free speech fans than to face the rage of conservative, religious, and parents’ groups.While having the wrong version of an iTunes track isn’t the end of the world, this glitch can lead to immense frustration. When you’re jamming out to a hardcore track, it’s a little jarring to hear unexpected silences, scratches, or alternate lyrics in place of the F-Bombs that you know and love. Those growing impatient with the issue can send Apple iTunes feedback, add your voice to the support pages below, or simply use a rival cloud music service. Apple Support [1] [2] [3] [4]last_img read more

Storm is gaining strength TCI should watch

first_img Related Items:gaining, storm Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Aug 2015 – An update on that system in the tropics is that it is gaining strength as forecast and its current trajectory is one to watch for us here in the TCI as the storm, which remains at medium chance or 50% change for development is moving WNW now, still at 15mph. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Vancouver man convicted of another road rage on same day

first_imgAlready convicted of firing a round at a driver in apparent road rage in 2007, a Vancouver man has been convicted in Oregon of a separate road rage incident that occurred on the same day.Following a four-day trial, a Washington County Circuit Court judge on Friday found Christopher P. Partridge, 29, guilty of unlawful use of a weapon.Partridge’s sentencing in Oregon had been set for Wednesday. But it was postponed indefinitely because the judge fell ill. Partridge faces up to three months in jail on the newest case, which is likely to be served at the same time as his 11-year prison sentence imposed in Clark County, said his court-appointed defense attorney, Todd Huegli. Partridge was sentenced in 2008 for first-degree assault in that case.On Sept. 18, 2007, Partridge was driving home from work through Hillsboro, Ore., when he began chasing a teenage couple who were driving on Oregon Highway 26 between 6:45 and 7:10 p.m. He had been upset at the driver for tailgating him.The teenagers got off the highway in an attempt to get away, but Partridge followed, Hillsboro police reported after the incident.Partridge allegedly pulled up next to them at a stoplight at the intersection of Northwest Evergreen Parkway and Cornelius Pass Road and showed a gun. The teens ducked down and drove off when the light turned green, police said. Partridge gave up following them.Huegli said he presented an insanity defense because of his client’s post-traumatic stress disorder from serving in the Iraq War. Partridge was a mechanic who drove bridge trucks in convoys.last_img read more

Dump truck spills debris onto Cow Key Channel bridge

first_imgNEAR KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) — A bridge near Key West has been cleared after a dump truck spilled debris all over it.A full load of trash and debris littered the Cow Key Channel bridge, Friday morning, after a dump truck crashed and landed on its side.The truck was later towed away.One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Lego Has New Jurassic World Sets to Go With an Animated Miniseries

first_img Late last year, Lego treated us a new Jurassic World tale when The Secret Exhibit aired on NBC. Now, as the company gears up for the 2019 installment of the New York Toy Fair, they’re back with more.So what does Lego have in store? For starters there’s more animated fun on the way. Owen, Claire, and their dinosaur castmates will be back with a 13-part miniseries called Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar. It’s due out later this year.As far as what “later this year” means, all we can tell you for now is that it’s sometime in the fall. That’s also when you’ll see a handful of new Lego Jurassic World sets arriving on store shelves. There are four on the way, and here they are.Dilophosaurus on the Loose! (168 pieces, $19.99)Watch out, kid! There’s been a lot of debate about what dilophosaurus ate over the years, but there’s no reason to test whether it likes to snack on small humans. This set comes with three minifigs: Owen, Hudson Harper, and a park worker. Owen’s quadcopter features a working net launcher that you can use to snare the escapee.Baryonyx Face-off: The Treasure Hunt (434 pieces, $59.99)No need to panic, friend! Owen, Claire and Red the dog will take care of that scary-looking baryonyx that’s on your tail. While the others are busy, Sinjin Prescott will hack through the underbrush with his machete as he follows a map to untold riches.Triceratops Escape (447 pieces, $59.99)Go for a ride on the egg spinner, but be on the lookout… there’s a triceratops on the loose! With any luck, it’s a fan of giant carrots and will follow Owen back to a nice, safe paddock and leave Allison Miles and that poor park visitor alone.T. Rex vs Dino Mech Battle (716 pieces, $89.99)If your minifigs are going to go toe-to-toe with a beast like tyrannosaurus rex they’re going to need the right hardware. And it just doesn’t get any righter than a big ol’ mech suit (as long as Dennis Nedry didn’t have anything to do with the coding).This is the biggest set in the bunch, and it’s packed with play elements. It’s got stud shooters, a treasure chest full of gold and gems, bats, baby velociraptors, and a tranq gun for good measure.Toy Fair kicks off this weekend, and we’ll have more Lego news for you. Stay tuned!More on Geek.com:11 Best Movie-Based Lego SetsLego Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Star Wars’ With Anniversary SetsLego Sets Might Be Better Investments Than Gold Stay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie DollsToy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ Toys last_img read more

Blinkies are clever YouTube videos that bring your drawings to life

first_imgParents might be familiar with Lost My Name for its line of customizable children’s books, but it also has a YouTube channel with interactive stories and activities. This isn’t the sort of thing we usually cover, but the publisher recently came up with a clever use for a YouTube video called Blinkies — videos that bring a drawing to life in a fun way.When you watch the video below, it’s not immediately clear what’s going on. Those drawings appear to be moving, as if something is being projected onto the paper. Is this some Kickstarter gadget? Witchcraft? No, it’s just a phone playing one of the Blinkie videos.These videos are completely black except for the “face” elements. Some of them are just linking eyes (maybe a lot of eyes) while others have more pieces. There’s even the skateboarding legs Blinkie, which is pretty neat. All you have to do is draw something that matches the approximate size of the animation,and place the paper on top of your phone, and the eyes shine through the paper.Blinkies are designed for phones or tablets in full-screen mode. You might have to play with the brightness level to get the best results in different lighting conditions. There are only five Blinkies right now, but they really ought to make more. They’re awesome. Lost My Name posts other videos as well, but there’s a playlist of just the Blinkies you can — and should — check out.last_img read more