Apple’s iWatch may not be available until 2015 globally

first_imgiWatch is expected to compete with other smartwatches manufactured by Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm. (Photo: to reports, Apple’s iWatch, dubbed the Diet Watch, may not be available until 2015 globally. The watch equipped with the latest sensor technology could track calories and steps as well as heart rate.Chinese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that complexity of watch design isthe reason behind the delay. However, the product from Apple’s stablecould be launched in October, alongside Apple’s next iPad range. Reports said iWatch would include more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data and access to features such as messages and notifications through integration with the iPhone and iPad. A sweat sensor is believed to be one of the sensors on the watch.In an attempt to boost the sales of the smart watch, the technology giant recently poached senior executive Patrick Pruniaux from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer.iWatch is expected to compete with other smartwatches manufactured by Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm.Apple applied for a trademark for the iWatch in Japan, a patent official said earlier this week.It has also been revealed that Apple has signed up a host of sports star to try the wearable – including basketball star Kobe Brant, who was recently spotted at Apple’s Cupertino campus.last_img read more

Boxing: Carl Frampton Windsor Park Opponent May Have Just Revealed Himself

first_imgAdvertisementCarl Frampton‘s Windsor Park opponent will be confirmed tomorrow afternoon but the man that will be in the opposite corner on August 18th looks to have revealed himself.As expected, Australian featherweight Luke Jackson [16(7)-0] will be the opponent for Frampton’s dream night. A managerial stablemate of Frampton [25(14)-1(0)], Jackson had been put forward by adviser Mike Altamura last month. Last weekend Irish boxing writer Kevin Byrne reported that the Tasmanian would indeed be the opponent – however, Frampton’s promoter Frank Warren would later claim that they were in discussions with a number of opponents and that nothing had been confirmed yet.All the while, 33-year-old Jackson has been hinting at a big announcement on his social media channels and tonight confirmed that he is in Belfast.I’ve arrived in Belfast Nice run to stay fresh after a long flight 👊🏼— Luke Jackson (@LukeJackson) June 17, 2018Although not officially announced as Frampton’s opponent, the above seems to be too much of a coincidence given the fact the pair are in the same weight category and previous murmurings of Jackson had been mentioned in boxing circles.Plus the fact he’s literally flown 24 hours just to get to the same city where Frampton’s fight will be on August 18th.The plot thickens, as they say, ahead of what should be a special night of boxing in one of the best fight cities in the world – Belfast.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mi Days sale begins: Xiaomi, Redmi phones sell with up to Rs 6,500 discount on Amazon

first_imgXiaomi is back with the Mi Days sale. As always, during the Mi Days sale Xiaomi smartphones, as well as accessories, are selling with big discounts. The Mi Days sale begins today, June 17, on Amazon India and the sale will continue until June 21 on the same platform. During the sale, consumers can get Xiaomi smartphones and accessories at a discounted price. In addition to the discounts, Amazon is also offering 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI.Let’s take a quick look at all the offers available during the Mi Days sale today, which is the first day of the sale.–Redmi 5: The budget phone aka Redmi 5 is selling for the lower price of Rs 5,999. This price is for the 2GB RAM + 16GB of internal storage. The second or high-end model of the Redmi 5 with 32GB storage comes for Rs 8,199 while the 64GB storage model of the phone comes for Rs 9,280. In addition to the discount Redmi 5 buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI.–Redmi 6: This is yet another budget segment smartphone and it is selling for starting price of Rs 7,499. This price is for Rs 3GB RAM + 64GB storage. In addition to the discount Redmi 6 buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI.–Redmi Note 5 Pro: This is one of the best selling Xiaomi phones in India. During the Mi Days sale Xiaomi selling the Redmi Note 5 Pro for Rs 10,999. This price is for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the phone. There’s a 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and it sells for Rs 11,999 during the Mi Days sale. In addition to the discount Redmi Note 5 Pro buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI.advertisement–Redmi 6 Pro: Launched in the second half of last year the Redmi 6 Pro was the first Xiaomi phone to come with notched display in India. During the Mi Days sale the Redmi 6 Pro sells for Rs 8,999 for the base model that comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the Redmi 6 Pro sells for Rs 9,999 during the Mi Days sale. In addition to the discount Redmi 6 Pro buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI.–Redmi Y2: The selfie-focused Redmi Y2 also sells for starting price of Rs 7,999. This price is for the base 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model of the phone. In addition to the discount Redmi Y2 buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI. Additionally, the Redmi Y2 buyers can also get extra Rs 1000 off on exchange. The Redmi Y2 4GB RAM model also gets extra Rs 1,000 off on exchange.–Xiaomi Mi A2: Both the variants of the Mi A2 are available of discount during the Mi Days sale today. The base model of Mi A2 sells for Rs 10,999 during the Mi Days sale. This version of the phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There’s a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model of the Mi A2 that comes for Rs 15,999. In addition to the discount Mi A2 buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI. Additionally, Amazon is also offering Rs 3,000 extra off on exchange for 4GB RAM version of Mi A2. For 6GB RAM variant of Mi A2 Amazon is offering Rs 4000 extra off on exchange.–Redmi 6A: The desh ka naya smartphone aka Redmi 6A comes for starting price of Rs 5,999. This is for the base 2GB RAM + 16GB storage model. There’s a 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for Rs 6,499. In addition to the discount Redmi 6A buyers can get 5 per cent instant discount on Axis Bank debit and credit card EMI. Additionally, Amazon is offering Rs 500 cashback via Amazon Pay balance.–Additionally, the Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 are also on open sale in India right now.–During the Mi Days sale Xiaomi Mi Powerbank and Mi sports earphones are selling for starting price of Rs 899 and Rs 1499, respectively.ALSO READ | Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale begins today: Here are top smartphone discount offers you can’t missALSO READ | Huawei Mate X launch delayed till September due to Galaxy Fold debacleALSO READ | Realme 4 retail box leaks in video and hints at imminent launchlast_img read more

Arsenal to undergo coaching restructure

first_imgFreddie Ljungberg and Steve Bould will both take on new roles at Arsenal this summer as part of a reshuffle to the club’s coaching staff.Ljungberg only returned to the Emirates Stadium last summer following a spell in Germany as Andries Jonker’s assistant at Wolfsburg.The Swede took over as Under-23s coach and guided his team to an impressive second-placed finish in Premier League 2, ending the season just four points behind champions Everton. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But Goal understands Ljungberg will now make the step-up to first-team duties where he will work closely alongside Unai Emery and his assistant Juan Carlos Carcedo next season.The switch is part of a wider restructuring at the club aimed at realigning staff with key skills and objectives.As part of that, Bould – who spent last season as one of Emery’s assistants – will also take on a new role at the Emirates Stadium this summer.The club stalwart was one of the few members of Arsene Wenger’s coaching staff who remained at the club following the Frenchman’s departure last summer.Steve Bould ArsenalBut his involvement with the first-team this season has always seemed somewhat limited, with Carcedo taking the predominant role in training sessions and on a matchday.There have been suggestions that Bould could end his long association with Arsenal this summer and look to move elsewhere, but Goal has learned that the Gunners do not want to lose the 56-year-old and view him as an essential part of the club’s future.He will instead take up the role of Under-23s coach vacated by Ljungberg as well as working closely alongside academy manager Per Mertesacker focusing on the development and progression of the club’s youth players.Before replacing Pat Rice as Wenger’s assistant manager in 2012, Bould enjoyed a hugely successful time in charge of Arsenal’s Under-18s, winning the Premier Academy League on 2009 and 2010.Bould, who made 372 appearances for the Gunners between 1988 and 1999, also led Arsenal to an FA Youth Cup victory in 2009 and had an excellent record in bringing players through who went on to play a big part in the first-team set-up.And that will be a key emphasis on his new role within the club’s highly-rated youth set-up. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

3000 Moroccans in Italian Prisons

Rabat – Moroccans make up 0.05 percent of the Italian prison population, numbering to nearly 3,000 detainees in prisons across the country, Italian judicial sources have announced.Out of 520,000 individuals constituting the Moroccan community in Italy, nearly 3,000 Moroccans and holders of Moroccan and Italian citizenships are currently locked up in Italy prisons. These prisoners are serving sentences related to various crimes such as theft, rape, sexual harassment, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, assaults and terrorism. As of March 2017, the total Italian prison population was 56,289. The latest Moroccan detainee in Italy was arrested in 2015 for an alleged theft operation that targeted a massive canvas of the Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, from a church in the country.Three of the detainee’s partners in crime were arrested in Casablanca and placed in pre-trial detention. The Criminal Chamber at the Court of Appeal has not yet set the date of their trial.The Moroccan community in Italy amounts to 520,000 according to official statistics. The number of undocumented Moroccan immigrants in the country is not known. read more

UN reports worsening humanitarian conditions in Ethiopias Somali region

Fighting between the Ethiopian National Defence Forces and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has led to the doubling of food prices, inadequate access to clean drinking water and shortages of drugs and other medical supplies, according to a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The team observed that household food reserves are nearly exhausted among the communities it visited and food aid operations in the areas affected by fighting have been “seriously delayed.” In addition, Government restrictions on commercial and livestock trade have aggravated an already fragile food security and livelihood situation. “Given the clear suffering of the families in these zones, and the probable deterioration in their lot, I hope that the Government of Ethiopia and the ONLF will do everything in their power to ensure immediate, safe and full access for humanitarian organizations into the region,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said. In its report, the team urged that emergency food aid be provided immediately for some 600,000 people for three months. It also called for the creation of conditions to allow a substantial increase in commercial food deliveries throughout the region as well as increased livestock trade. Drugs for health facilities and support to establish mobile health teams were also needed.The team recommended that reports of a “worrying human rights and protection situation for the civilian population” be investigated and action taken to protect civilians, including women and children.The report has been shared with the Ethiopian authorities and the UN stands ready to assist the Government in increasing the delivery of humanitarian assistance and in following up on the team’s recommendations.The inter-agency team included staff from OCHA, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Department of Safety and Security and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). 19 September 2007The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Somali regional state – one of the country’s poorest areas and home to some 4.5 million people – has deteriorated substantially over the past several months due to ongoing security operations, according to a United Nations assessment team that recently visited the region. read more

Small levels of radiation in fish

He said that while the radiation levels detected in the fish consignment recently was not at a dangerous level the authorities need to be vigilant as some fish may have even higher levels of radiation. As a result the AEA is to meet fish importers later this month to educate them on the need to carry out the radiation tests in the best interest of the public. (Colombo Gazette) “We began the tests in collaboration with the health ministry and imported fish is not released to the importer until we issue a certification after we carry out the tests at our lab,” Wijeywardena said.Asked for how long such radiation tests will have to be carried out Dr. Wijeywardena said that it’s hard to specify a time period as there are some radioactive material which can remain a threat for several years after it is released in the environment.“There were short term and long term threats from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and we have already dealt with the short term threat. But the long term concern is still there and that is what we are still looking at,” Wijeywardena said. The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Agency (AEA) says it had found small levels of radiation in fish imported to Sri Lanka following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.Chairman of the AEA Dr. Ranjith Wijeyawardena said that tests are being carried out on all types of fish imported to the country. “During our tests we had even detected small levels of radiation in one consignment of imported fish so this shows we need to carry out these tests,” Wijeyawardena told the Colombo Gazette. He said local fish importers have been up in arms over the tests being carried out on the imported fish as it delays the release of the consignment at the port. Wijeywardena said that the tests were initially carried out last year following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan which had damaged a nuclear power plant.Contaminated water was released into the sea following the disaster and this raised fears that fish in a wide area may have been affected by radioactive material. read more

Refugee from Lanka files case over daughters death

An inmate of a refugee camp for Sri Lankan Tamils at Tiruvadavur near Madurai has approached the Madras High Court Bench seeking a direction to the State to pay his family a compensation of Rs.10 lakh for the death of his 11-year-old daughter when the asbestos sheets laid on the roof of their dilapidated house in the camp caved in on May 12 last year.When the matter came up for admission before Justice R. Mahadevan, he directed a government counsel to take notice on behalf of the Health and Family Welfare Secretary, Commissioner of Refugee Rehabilitation and the Collector, The Hindu newspaper reported. The writ petition had been filed by S. Athipathi who claimed to be residing in the refugee camp for more than 12 years. The petitioner, father of four children including the girl who died, said that the State Government had established the refugee camp in Tiruvadavur in 2002 by building about 400 houses measuring around 100 square feet each. The camp was filled up by shifting the inmates of another camp at Avaniapuram near here and his family was part of the migration. The occupants of Tiruvadavur camp faced several problems such as poor quality construction of their houses and absence of safe drinking water. Though several representations were made to the officials concerned to improve the infrastructural facilities, their pleas went unheeded, the petitioner said and claimed that the State was liable to pay adequate compensation for his daughter’s death. read more

Train rams into car in Jaffna 1 killed 3 injured

One person in the car was killed at the location while the other three were admitted to hospital for treatment. (Colombo Gazette) A train crashed into a car at an unprotected railway crossing in Jaffna this afternoon killing one person and injuring three others.Reporters in Jaffna said that the car had attempted to cross the unprotected railway crossing when the train heading to Jaffna from Colombo crashed into the vehicle.

Maldives boosts border security after Sri Lanka attacks

He told RaajjeMV that they are monitoring the situation in Sri Lanka following a series of bomb blasts last week, including closely examining the visas of those entering the Maldives. It is working with both local and international agencies.Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said that the attacks in the neighboring country posed no threat to Maldives, and that enhancing border control “is a preventive measure.” Last week, the Immigration denied reports that the individual that orchestrated Lanka’s terror attack had traveled to Maldives recently. Noting that this is “unsubstantiated and incorrect,” Immigration urged all to verify before circulating information that could lead to public confusion and disruption. Following the terror attack that killed over 250 people in Sri Lanka on April 21, Immigration announced the decision to strengthen Maldives’ border security measures. The Maldives has increased its border security following the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.Maldives Immigration’s top priority right now is the country’s security, says Controller Mohamed Ahmed Hussain. read more

Two men plead guilty to break and enter

Two Simcoe men who were involved in stealing a plasma cutter and generator from a Redbud Crescent garage were sentenced recently in Simcoe’s Ontario Court.Jason Shaunne Everets and Jean Pierre Auclair were part of a trio involved in the Sept. 17 Simcoe break-in last year along with crimes from other dates.Everets, 43, pleaded guilty in January to unlawful entry and breaking probation orders in the case while at least six other charges from that day were withdrawn.He was ordered by Justice David Carr to make restitution of $1,314.Auclair, 35, was sentenced earlier, in November, and ordered to pay the same amount in restitution by Justice Robert Gee after he pleaded guilty to break and enter and charges of possession of break-in instruments and unlawful entry from another incident two weeks later.Gee gave Auclair credit for time served of 87 days and ordered that he return to jail for 33 more days and get counselling for substance abuse.Everets went on to plead guilty to several other 2018 crimes.From May 14, Everets pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering a forged document and breaking his probation orders.The following day he was found in possession of stolen property and pleaded guilty to that and to uttering a forged document.Four other charges from different dates in May were withdrawn but on May 24, Everets was again charged with uttering a forged document and pleaded guilty to that.He pleaded guilty to breaking court conditions on another date in September.Justice Carr gave him credit for time served of 159 days and sent him back to jail for three more weeks. read more

Terrorisms various forms discussed at UN General Assembly

Nepal’s Foreign Minister, Jung Bahadur Singh, said his country, itself a victim of terrorism, firmly supported the war against that scourge. “The so-called Maoist terrorists in Nepal have been taking innocent lives, abducting children to work as child soldiers, and destroying private homes, schools, and vital infrastructure.” In response, the Government had launched a campaign to protect the country’s people and property. Discussing international security concerns, he called UN regional centres for peace and disarmament “an important tool for building confidence,” and welcomed the fact that Nepal had been chosen to host one such centre. “It is however deeply troubling that the Centre is yet to move to Kathmandu, despite our full commitment to meet all those obligations that other hosts have done,” he said, urging the UN to relocate the Centre immediately.Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, André Bumaya, said the Armée de Libération du Rwanda (ALIR), comprised of elements of the former armed forces and Interahamwe militia, remained a threat. Members of that terrorist group attempted to organize themselves in political groups under various labels. The UN and its Members must take measures to crack down on all those responsible for the Rwanda genocide and bring them to justice. The UN should also condemn countries that provided support for ALIR. He appealed for efforts to make the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda more effective. He also called for support to the Lusaka and Pretoria accords which were designed to promote peace in the Great Lakes region of Africa. For its part, Rwanda had begun withdrawing its troops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in accordance with the provision of the Pretoria accord.Royal Highness Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia condemned unequivocally those who committed the 11 September attacks, and said it had been “overwhelmingly painful” for Saudi Arabia to see a number of its young people commit a grave offence. Saudi Arabia was working unstintingly to combat terrorism. The fight against terrorism must be waged without bias, he said, and must target State-supported terrorism. It would also be necessary to pay attention to the political, economic and social conditions which formed the breeding ground for extremism. The cycle of violence in the Middle East would not end unless the Palestinian people were able to realize their inalienable rights. Israel had ignored its obligations under international agreements, and the Palestinians were now facing a human catastrophe. The world must work to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people and chart a course for peace. On the issue of Iraq, he welcomed Baghdad’s intention to allow the return of weapons inspectors. Now those pledges must be implemented, while the Security Council must work to help the suffering Iraqi people.The Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulaziz Kamilov, welcomed the UN’s response to terrorism, especially the establishment of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. As early as 1999, Uzbekistan had urged the creation of such a panel, and the country was a party to all 12 international anti-terrorism treaties. The 11 September attacks had served to call attention to the situation in Afghanistan, which had vastly improved in the intervening year, he said, while cautioning that there could be no room for complacency, as certain factions retained “huge masses of weapons” which must be confiscated. The lack of resources to promote recovery in Afghanistan could serve to foster unrest, which could be exploited by those seeking a return to war. Compounding the problem, drug trafficking persisted in Afghanistan. Central Asian countries had to block huge amounts of drugs from Afghanistan at their borders, he said, calling for a broad and concrete solution to the problem through the UN.María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, the Foreign Minister of El Salvador, said her country was marking the tenth anniversary of the peace agreements which ended the armed conflict and paved the way for a new future. The democratic process was being strengthened and advanced thanks to the strong desire of the country’s people to build a freer society. In the economic and social realm, El Salvador had achieved much progress because the Government had promoted economic freedom as the basis for development. Investments had been made in education, housing, health and basic services in order to improve the quality of life of the country’s people. Voicing gratitude to the international community, especially the UN, she said El Salvador was now enjoying the benefits of peace. She also pledged to work for regional economic integration across the Americas.The Assembly was also addressed by Lassana Traore, Foreign Minister of Mali, Fathulla Jameel, Foreign Minister of the Maldives and Irakli Menagarishvili, Foreign Minister of Georgia. Ali Abdi Farah, Foreign Minister of Djibouti, Youssouf Ouédraogo, Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso, Agba Otikpo Mezode, Foreign Minister of the Central African Republic, also spoke in the Assembly’s debate. read more

Ducks vs Bucks When Oregon has the ball

Oregon redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) carries the ball during the Pac-12 Championship Game against Arizona in Santa Clara, Calif., on Dec. 5. Oregon won, 51-13.Credit: Courtesy of TNSDALLAS — When the Oregon Ducks have the ball during the College Football Playoff National Championship, it’s no secret where Ohio State’s focus will be aimed.“Our No. 1 concern is their quarterback,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said during a Sunday press conference.He was referring to Oregon redshirt-junior signal caller Marcus Mariota, who led the Ducks to an 11-1 regular season record before winning the Heisman Trophy and the Pac-12 Championship Game. His dominance — combined with the work of a plethora of playmakers — helped Oregon average 47.2 points per game this season, along with 552.9 total yards.Mariota alone accounted for 4,121 passing yards, 731 rushing yards and 56 total touchdowns — including one as a receiver — while throwing just three interceptions.OSU sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa said Mariota’s success in all aspects of the offense means the Buckeyes have to be ready for anything and everything Monday night.“He’s such a dual threat with his legs and his arms,” Bosa said. “It’s really not one more than the other, we’ll have to limit both to beat them.”Beyond keeping on eye on Mariota’s appendages, OSU will be tasked with finding a way to keep up with the tempo of Oregon’s offense. The Ducks have run nearly three plays per minute of possession this season, and outgained their opponents 1,833 yards despite holding the ball for just 27:07 per game.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett noted that Oregon isn’t always pushing its offense at full speed, but added the Buckeye defense has to make sure it gets set before each play in order to have success.“The biggest thing is getting lined up,” Bennett said Saturday. “No matter what the situation, you get lined up and you get the call and you put your hand in the ground.”He added that the pace of the Ducks will be in stark contrast to that of the Alabama Crimson Tide, whom the Buckeyes beat in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day to earn a trip to the title game.“Against Alabama, they kind of took their time and had a lot more opportunities to scheme against them or gather yourself and get ready for the next play,” Bennett said. “While with Oregon, whether you are ready or not, you need to focus on the next play and put your hand in the ground.”In order to make their high-flying offense run like a well-oiled machine, the Ducks have relied on more than just Mariota. Freshman running back Royce Freeman led the team with 1,343 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground, while junior running back Byron Marshall added 834 receiving yards and five scores through the air.But the Ducks will also be without at least two key playmakers in redshirt-freshmen wide receivers Darren Carrington and Devon Allen. Carrington was ruled ineligible for the game after reportedly failing a drug test, while Allen is out with an injury.With the wide range of weapons and athletes Oregon has on offense, Bosa said his team is still focused largely on stopping Mariota first in order to slow down the attack.“We’ve just got to limit what Marcus Mariota can do, try to keep him in the pocket, but they’re obviously going to spread the ball out all game and they’re going to try to hurry it up,” Bosa said. “We’re just going to try and keep up with the pace and try to keep him in the pocket.”Bosa — who needs just one sack to break the OSU single-season record — said the Buckeye coaching staff has employed a different approach in practice to prepare for a fast-paced matchup.“We’ve been running a lot more and hurrying in practice, so that’s definitely helped us get in shape,” he said. “These last four practices, we’ve been having hurry-up periods. It’s definitely been tough, but it’s been working.”Meyer agreed that practice has been slightly different than normal, and said it’ll be important for his team to suppress the exhaustion, especially on the defensive side of the ball.“We have the shot clocks up, we have a lot of emphasis about defeating the demon, the demon that takes place when fatigue takes over, and that’s real,” Meyer said. “And that’s something that we’ve addressed really hard, but ultimately it comes down to those young guys out there playing tomorrow night.”Bosa said it won’t be easy to keep up with Oregon’s athleticism, including along the Ducks’ offensive line, but stressed that winning individual battles early and often will be key for the Buckeyes to have success, and ultimately win the game.“It’s going to be tough … we’re going to have to win first down, try to get them to second and long or third and longs,” Bosa said. “That’s a really big goal for us, because if we slow them down on first down, they really won’t go to the hurry up and they’ll take it slow and that’s the whole goal.”The Buckeyes defense is set to go head-go-head with the fast-paced Ducks on Monday at 8:30 p.m. EST in Arlington, Texas. read more

25 flurelated deaths reported in San Diego last week

first_img25 flu-related deaths reported in San Diego last week KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 7, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — There were 25 influenza-related deaths reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this flu season’s total fatalities in the region to 231, the county Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday.Last week also brought the end of a weeks-long downward trend in the total number of lab-confirmed flu cases, which officials say was caused by a spike in influenza B cases. That strain accounted for 335 of the 835 cases confirmed last week and represents double the percentage of influenza B cases for the whole season, according to the county.“A high number of deaths can typically be associated with severe seasons when the influenza A/H3 virus causes most of the illnesses,” said county public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. “The flu is still going strong and we’re seeing an increase in influenza B cases which typically occur later in the flu season. That is why it’s important that people continue getting vaccinated and taking other preventive measures.”The vaccine protects against influenza A H3N2, pandemic H1N1-like and two influenza B strains.Wooten said the use of detailed reporting systems also contributes to high numbers compared to prior years and in other parts of the country.This continues to be one of the region’s worst flu seasons on record.There were just 39 deaths at this time last year and 2,777 total confirmed cases, compared to 231 deaths and 15,135 cases this season.Vaccines are available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies. Those without insurance can go to a county public health center to get vaccinated. For a list of locations, visit or call 211. Posted: February 7, 2018last_img read more

National Students Union of India thanks JNTU VC

first_imgKukatpally: The Telangana unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday thanked the JNTU vice-chancellor for accepting its representation on regulation of R-15 and considering all theory subjects for securing credits/exemptions by students.A delegation of NSUI leaders, comprising D Ajay Kumar, the Hyderabad in-charge, the Osmania University in-charge and the State secretary, called on the VC here to convey the NSUI’s ‘gratitude’ for allowing the students to receive their provisional certificates, while availing themselves of permission for two subjects and for credits exemptions.last_img

Latest Aadhaar made mandatory for PPF post office deposits Kisan Vikas Patra

first_imgAadhaar cardIANSAadhaar is not going to stop making news any time soon, it seems. Despite controversies over the unique identity card and the apprehensions over privacy, the government of India has made Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Funds (PPF), the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra.In four different Gazette notifications, the ministry of finance said that Aadhaar is mandatory for opening all post office deposit accounts, PPF, National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra deposits, new agency PTI reported on Friday.In the notifications the government has mandated that existing depositors will be given time till December 31, 2017 to verify accounts with 12-digit unique verification number.”Existing depositors who have not provided Aadhaar number at the time of application for such deposit shall submit his Aadhaar number to the post office savings bank or deposit office concerned, on or before December 31, 2017,” the notification added.However depositors who are yet to get the Aadhaar number shall submit proof of application for enrolment for Aadhaar, the government directed in the notification.The government of India had earlier notified that it was mandatory to link Aadhaar card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) latest by December 31, 2017 in order to file income tax returns (ITR). The government earlier made it compulsory for all taxpayers to link Aadhaar and PAN and brought in necessary amendments in the income tax laws in the last Union budget.Likewise, it is mandatory to verify Aadhaar with know-your-customer (KYC). The banks, financial institutions were directed by the Centre to make sure their customers are KYC compliant. Every individual must submit Aadhaar and PAN details to the bank to be KYC-compliant. The deadline for verifying Aadhaar with the KYC is December 31, 2017. The bank account will be barred if one fails to submit the details in KYC forms before the deadline.Following a Supreme Court judgment in February 2017, the department of telecommunications (DoT) directed telecom operators to verify all the existing mobile subscribers (both pre-paid and post-paid) with the Aadhaar. The government has made it mandatory to provide Aadhaar details while applying for new mobile connections or while buying SIMs. Aadhaar details are compulsary to avail benefits of social welfare schemes. Beneficiaries need to link Aadhaar to get the benefit of as many as 135 schemes (of 35 ministries) including the free cooking gas (LPG) to poor women, kerosene and fertiliser subsidy, targeted public distribution system (PDS) and the MGNREGA.last_img read more

AL govt once again pledges Jamaats trial

first_imgAnisul Huq. File photoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League government will amend a relevant law to try Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party for crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war, law minister Anisul Huq said on Wednesday.The AL government, in its earlier tenure, pledged time and again to try Jamaat as a political party which opposed creation of Bangladesh by supprting the Pakistan military regime in 1971.A number of top leaders of Jamaat were convicted for crimes against humanity under the International Crimes Tribunal Act and executed earlier and the tribunal recommended trial of the Jamaat as a party.Law minister Anisul Huq, who also held the same portfo between 2014 and 2018, told the media on Wednesday that the the International Crimes Tribunal Act would be amended to make it suitable for trying the Jamaat as a political party.Jamaat, a key component of the BNP-led 29-party alliance, is a party which is de-registered from the election commission’s list.The AL’s archrival Bangladesh Nationalist Party, complained many times that the AL camp has been doing politics by not banning the Jamaat to attain political gain despite the former’s criticism of it.However, the new law minister said the current administratrion of premier Sheikh Hasina would make all the necessary arrangements to ensure that Jamaat is banned.”As per the directive of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the draft of the amended law will be sent to the cabinet division for placing it before the cabinet meeting,” Anisul said while talking to reporters at the secretariat.The AL government reportedly took initiative to amend the law to ban Jamaat four and half years ago and Anisul too said on several occasions that the revised law will be placed in the cabinet meeting.Jamaat’s registration with the election commission was declared illegal by the High Court on 1 August 2013 following a writ petition filed in 2009 by Bangladesh Tariqat Federation’s secretary general Rezaul Haque Chandpuri and 24 others.Still the verdict was not enough to bar the party from carrying out its politics. A total of 22 Jamaat leaders participated in recently held 11th parliamentary elections, but under the umbrella of the BNP.Jamaat, considered a major Islamist political organisation in the South Asian sub-continent, started its journey in 1941 under the leadership of Syed Abul A’la Moududi with the name Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.The party was banned in Pakistan in 1964 during General Ayub Khan’s regime.Jamaat which opposed Bangladesh’s liberation in 1971, was banned again after independence.The BNP’s founder Ziaur Rahman allowed Jamaat along with some other banned political parties to allow them to carry out politics and since then the party participated in most of the general elections, except the ones held in March 1988, February 1996 and January 2014.last_img read more

African Americans Named to Head Three Morehouse Medical School Departments

first_imgThe Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta.The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta recently appointed three African American faculty members to department chairs related to their field of study, effective July 1.Dr. Janice Herbert-Carter, an associate professor at the school, was appointed chairperson of the department of medical education at MSM. In her new role, she is charged with working to advance the department’s academic courses as well as expanding interdisciplinary education in the M.D. program by collaborating with other MSM educational initiatives.According to a MSM press release, Herbert-Carter will continue her roles as the associate professor of medical education and also an associate professor of family medicine.  She is a graduate of Princeton University in biochemistry and Afro-American Studies. Herbert-Carter earned her medical degree from Howard University College of medicine, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine.Dr. Winston E. Thompson was named chairperson of MSM’s department of physiology. In his role, according to the press release, he will be the spokesperson for the department faculty, staff, and students.  Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Rutgers University.The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in AtlantaDr. Yasmin Tyler-Hill will serve as chairperson of the department of pediatrics. Tyler-Hill is responsible for advocating MSM’s mission to increase the number of primary pediatricians in Georgia through expansion of the community residency program. She is also charged with collaborating and seeking partners to build the department of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and enhance programs in community and general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and the care and transition of care of children with hemoglobinopathies.Tyler-Hill graduated from Princeton University with a degree in biology. She went on to receive her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her internship and residency at Boston City Hospital, now Boston University Medical Center.She joined MSM faculty as the assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in 2001 and later stepped into the associate professor position in 2009.last_img read more

The Legend of Korra Turf Wars Expands Love in the World of

first_imgStay on target We’re big fans of all things Avatar here, from The Last Airbender to the sequel series The Legend of Korra to the characters who hop between both cartoons. The Asian-inspired fantasy universe Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino dreamed up for Nickelodeon in 2005 has world-building strong and compelling enough to thrive in any medium (except live-action M. Night Shyamalan movies).The first Avatar series has already gotten a handful of cool graphic novel trilogies continuing the adventures of Aang and friends after ending the war and saving the world. The Legend of Korra aired its final episode in 2014, but now we can see what comes next in Turf Wars, the first part of a new graphic novel trilogy from Dark Horse.The Avatar comics were great and answered some burning mythology questions, but at times they felt more like fun yet unnecessary side stories. However, already Turf Wars feels more like an official Korra continuation in comparison, and not just because it’s being written by series co-creator DiMartino. The story opens literally moments after the end of the series, with new couple Avatar Korra and Asami Sato beginning their vacation in the Spirit World after winning Anime World War II in the series finale.This opening section is the best stuff in the book. Like on the show, the art for the Spirit World is vibrant and lush and weird. But having a cartoon to compare this with also highlights intriguing differences between the two mediums. Cartoons typically have to somewhat simplify their designs to make animation feasible. Graphic novels don’t have that problem, and artist Irene Koh has free reign to make her compositions as dynamic as the action on the show but far more detailed.But beyond the art, the opening also celebrates the main draw of the book for fans: a canonical look at Korra and Asami’s now-explicitly queer romantic relationship. One of the things always holding Korra (the show and the character) back were the limitations of ultimately being a cartoon for kids. The Last Airbender had some mature themes but was pretty good at happily staying in its lane. Korra had many more truths it wanted to say out loud but could not.One of those truths was that it’s totally cool and great for two women to love each other. The show tried to hint at this as much as it was able to, before the creators just straight-up confirmed the “Korrasami” coupling after the show was over, but the forced subtlety I think ended up hurting the believability of the relationship. It was an unfortunate story consequence of the content restrictions.Fortunately, Turf Wars wastes no times making up for lost ground. Korra and Asami profess their love for each other, and kiss, and come out to friends and family, and react in ways that make complete sense for their characters. Korra is a stubborn and passionate demigod while Asami is a cool and even-keeled industrialist.Obviously these story developments are valuable just as LGBT representation in children’s media, but they’re also cool because they represent a new mythology avenue to explore in the world of Avatar. One of the strengths of Avatar is that it is one of the few mythical worlds where explaining all the magic, from elemental bending martial arts to how spirits work, actually makes them more captivating. It’s the opposite of Star Wars. And in Turf Wars, we now get to learn the history of homosexuality in the Avatar world. I won’t spoil any revelations, but it all makes for satisfyingly fresh and fascinating fantasy.That said, once the actual plot of Turf Wars kicks in, things don’t stay quite as fresh. I love Korra, but once it was over I wasn’t dying for a new series the same way I was after The Last Airbender, and this reminded me why. The tale features sights and concepts that should be familiar to Avatar fans like hook swords, chi-blocking, triad gangsters, spirit possession, corrupt early 20th century types, and a Princess Mononoke-esque “modernity meets nature” vibe.The problem, so far at least, is that the main conflict seems mired in the same spirits vs humans political squabbling that the show was already starting to go back to a little too often. Korra once again finding herself torn between both changing worlds because of a spirit portal she opened is just something we’ve already seen before. It feels like treading water, definitely not a leap forward on par with a new season. Give me a new extremist ideology to interrogate. That said, the villain they’ve set up has a lot of potential, and there are still two books to go.My issues aside, Turf Wars is still a worthy must-read for Avatar and Legend of Korra fans, as well as anyone who wants to see what a progressive story can do once it breaks free from the chains of basic cable.View as: One Page Slides1/51. Turf Wars is a new graphic novel trilogy continuing the events of hit Nickelodeon cartoon The Legend of Korra.2. Turf Wars is written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and illustrated by Irene Koh.3. The comic can finally show the romantic queer relationship between Avatar Korra and Asami Sato only hinted at in the final episode.4. However, the typical “humans vs spirits” political squabbling that was already starting to get old in the cartoon makes up much of the plot here, too.5. Hopefully the Turf Wars trilogy can introduce some new ideas, and pay off its potentially interesting villain, in its upcoming installments.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. James Cameron Congratulates Marvel on Beating ‘Avatar’ Box Office SpotFacebook Introduces Customizable Avatar Stickers last_img read more

WizFile 20 file finder released

first_imgWizFile 2.0 file finder released by Martin Brinkmann on June 08, 2018 in Software – 14 commentsWhen Antibody Software released WizFile back in April 2018, it was already one of the best file search and management tools for the Windows operating system. Now with the release of WizFile 2.0 just months after the initial release, it is even better as the new version adds a ton of new features and improvements to the application.WizFile is available as a portable version and setup version. You can run the portable version right after you have downloaded the archive and extracted it. From there, it is just a matter of typing the search term to get the list of matching file types.That’s WizFile’s core functionality and it has not changed in the new version. The program is still very fast, requires no indexing, and is very responsive even if you search for a term that returns thousands of matches.Tip: if you have not already, check out the author’s other programs Bulk Image Downloader and WizTree.WizFile 2.0One of the biggest changes in WizFile 2.0 is support for non-NTFS drives and individual network shares and folders. These need to be enabled by the user as they are not selected by default. For non-Ntfs drives, you simply select Options > Select Drives to include them when you run searches for files.To add network shares, use the same menu but select the “add folders” option in the interface. There you may add shares, e.g. //Server/Name,  to have it included in searches as well.Another big change is support for file type filters. While you could run searches for certain file names or types using the search field already, e.g. jackson *.mp3, filters make the whole process permanent and more user friendly.WizFile 2.0 comes with a set of default filters to only display certain types of files. You may switch from the default “all” view to display only audio, video, image, document, executable, or compressed files.The filters match several file types and you may edit them or create new filters using Options > Filters.You could use the interface to create a development filter to only display programming language file types, or one that displays only backup files.Creation is super simple: open the filters menu and hit the add button when it opens. Type a name for the new filter and enter strings that you want it to match. Use * to add wildcards, e.g. *.php to include all php files, and separate different file types with the pipe “|” character.WizFile 2.0 supports new quick actions besides all that. You can double-click on the path of any file listed in the interface to open it in Explorer, and hold down the Alt-key before you click on the path to launch a command prompt window at the file’s location. A double-click on any other value opens the file instead.You can use shortcuts, e.g Ctrl-P to open the command prompt at the location, or the right-click menu as well to run these.Another useful feature is the ability to monitor folder changes. The feature is disabled by default as it causes higher CPU usage when the system is under load. The folder size that WizFile displays in the interface is updated automatically when you enable the feature. Searches are updated automatically just like before, but you may disable this under options if you don’t want the list of results to be updated automatically when new matching files are discovered.What else is new?Windows 10 users benefit from full high DPI support, and some operations have been optimized. Searches that include folder names, full or partial, are much faster in the new version, and CPU usage has been reduced when results are updated.Closing WordsWizFile 2.0 is a big update that introduces several new features and options that make the program even better than before. It supports network shares and non-NTFS drives now, and comes with filters support to improve the finding of specific file and content types more comfortable.Now You: Which search program do you use?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 10 votes Software Name WizFile 2.0Operating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more