Want to successfully overcome challenges thrown at me: Kedar Jadhav

first_imgFrom a specialist batsman to someone whose off-breaks are proving to be more than handy, Kedar Jadhav believes that the key to his transformation is accepting challenges and knowing how to overcome it.Jadhav has bowled 18 overs in four games taking six wickets for 73 runs at a decent economy rate of 4.05.”It’s all about taking this responsibility and accepting the challenge that comes at you and then, coming out of the challenge successfully,” Jadhav said on the eve of their fifth and final onedayer against New Zealand.Jadhav, who’s playing in place of an indisposed Suresh Raina, bowled for the first time in international cricket when MS Dhoni gave him the ball ahead of the regular spin duo of Axar Patel and Amit Mishra on a seaming Dharamsala track in the first one-dayer.”Here, you need to contribute if the captain is asking you to bowl (some) overs. You don’t have to bowl (just) as a part-time bowler. You need to take the responsibility with the ball or bat,” Jadhav said. “I guess when you play for India, you have to contribute in every possible way you can. While playing in the IPL, I do that with wicketkeeping — by contributing rather than batting,” Jadhav said.Jadhav said he varies his action according the the batsman so as to make it difficult to read. (Kedar Jadhav: Man with the golden arm)”It’s both a bit of my action and the pace I vary according to the batsmen that makes it difficult (for them) to read I guess. Mahi bhai asked me to bowl. Obviously Mahi wants a few bowlers from the top five or six batsmen to bowl at least 4-5 overs. If a bowler has a bad day, it helps (the team) you know.”advertisementJadhav who got out for a duck in the fourth ODI in Ranchi is yet to click as a batsman and he said he’s to learn quickly. Youngster Manish Pandey too is missing among runs and Jadhav said they would have to get into their act soon. (India not dependent only on Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)”Obviously, the opportunity has been missed, especially in the last game. But it’s still early stages for Manish (Pandey) and me. We need to grab whatever opportunity is thrown at us. We need to learn quickly from the opportunities we have missed. That’s what international cricket is all about — delivering when it matters most to the team.”last_img read more

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Brexit’s impact worries chairmen of Premier League clubs

first_imgPremier League club chairmen have urged the British government to exempt footballers from immigration controls that are likely to be imposed once Britain exits the European Union.Club executives believe Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc could impede their ability to sign players from the continent, with Stoke City Chairman Peter Coates saying the league needed protection from such uncertainty.(Also Read: Arsenal will miss Wenger when he’s gone, says former FA chairman)”I’m pessimistic about leaving,” Coates was quoted as saying by the Times after a meeting of executives from the top-flight clubs. “Hopefully, football will find a way of looking after itself when it finally happens – whenever that will be.” (Also Read: Arsene Wenger needs jittery Arsenal to see off Manchester City)West Ham’s co-owner David Gold said Brexit had already limited Premier League clubs in the transfer window as the fall in the value of the pound made players more expensive. Read more Football stories here”Brexit has already had an impact on us in that sense,” Gold said. “These guys are on huge salaries and all the tax is going into the exchequer. Why would you stifle that?”The terms of the immigration controls will be formalised before the exit deadline on March 29, 2019, after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Britain’s two-year exit process on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Come work with us! (at Freelancers Union)

first_imgFreelancers Union is hiring!Freelancers Union is the largest network of independent workers in the country, with over 240,000 members. Our members are part of a huge new economic shift (the era of big work is over) — and in the process they’re jumpstarting industries, hustling, making art, collaborating with one another, and redefining what “work” means.We’re not-your-typical nonprofit, and we look for not-your-typical employees. We’re collaborative, open-minded, adaptable, creative, and action-oriented. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and we’re constantly exploring interesting new ideas. If you’re an entrepreneurial-minded person with a side gig or passion project who loves talking to people, we want to hear from you.(In fact, we’re incomplete without you!)Here are some of the open positions:Communications AssociatePartner Sales ManagerProject ManagerSpecial Projects AssociateSoftware Engineer (Python and Django)Medical DirectorFront-end Developer (Freelance)If you don’t see something you like, feel free to email resume@freelancersunion.org with your application anyway! We can’t wait to hear from you.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S9 launch set for Feb 25: Here’s everything to expect

first_imgSamsung has officially announced that it will be unveiling its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, at its Unpacked event in Barcelona on February 25. This is just a day ahead of the MWC which officially kicks off on February 26. There have been a lot of rumours and speculations regarding the upcoming smartphones and we’re slowing getting a clearer picture of how they might look and what they will feature.Last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships impressed one and all with their edge-to-edge displays which kick started the bezel-less trend along with Xiaomi and LG. With that being the norm now, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will also sport full-screen displays, but Samsung will also want to focus on other key aspects as well such as design and cameras, among other things. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming flagships so far.Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ designThe Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from last year were lauded for being a pair of very attractive-looking smartphones. The flagships came with near bezel-less displays with slim bezels on the top and bottom along with curved edges. Both the smartphones featured glass on the front and back with a metal frame in between. A similar design is expected from the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as well, but we do expect a few tweaks.From what past renders suggest, Samsung is planning to cut down the bezels even further on the Galaxy S9 series and will keep the 18:5:9 aspect ratio. The company will reportedly introduce a new Y-OCTA (Youm On-Cell Touch AMOLED) technology as well. As per the reports, Y-OCTA will allow the company to place the touch sensor directly on the flexible OLED layer. This will help reduce thickness and weight and could also make the display more touch responsive.advertisementThe rear will continue to be made out of glass, but we do expect a little change in the look, especially with regards to the fingerprint sensor. According to previous renders, Samsung will move the sensor below the camera module for easy reachability. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ had the sensor placed next to the camera which many felt was hard to reach and caused accidental smudges on the camera lens.Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ camerasSamsung announced the Unpacked date with the tagline “The Camera. Reimagined.” This suggests that the Galaxy S9 series will come with some serious camera specifications. The Galaxy S series in general has been known for coming with stellar cameras, and Samsung may take things up a notch with the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.The company this week announced four new ISOCELL camera sensors with each having a special ability such as improving light sensitivity and enabling high-speed video captures at 1080p at 480fps, among other things. The Galaxy S9 series could come with a version of the new sensors announced by Samsung.ALSO READ: Samsung reveals new ISOCELL camera sensors, could debut with the Galaxy S9As per past rumours, the Galaxy S9 will sport a single dual-pixel 12-megapixel sensor on the back with features like variable aperture (between f/1.5 and f/2.4) and super slow motion video recording. The larger Galaxy S9+ will sport a dual camera setup on the back like the Galaxy Note 8 and could feature a version of ISOCELL Dual for better optical zoom, low-light shooting and depth sensing for bokeh shots.Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specificationsApart from the design and cameras, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to bear top-of-the-line hardware that will be championed by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The Galaxy S9 is expected to sport a 5.8-inch Quad-HD+ Super AMOLED display while the larger Galaxy S9+ will come with a 6.2-inch display similar to their predecessors. They are expected to come with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. Samsung will likely offer the phones in a choice of 4GB and 6GB of RAM variants.The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also expected to come with faster wireless charging. With slimmer bezels, Samsung may ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack much like Apple and Google have in the past. However, renders so far suggest that the flagships will retain the jack this year. The Galaxy S9 series will reportedly be available for pre-orders starting February 26 and will start shipping on March 16.<br />last_img read more

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Chelsea launch legal campaign to crack down on ticket touts at Stamford Bridge

first_imgChelsea Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Chelsea have launched a groundbreaking legal campaign to stamp out ticket touting, the Guardian can reveal, in a move expected to herald a wider crackdown by Premier League football clubs.At a high court hearing on Monday, lawyers for Chelsea secured injunctions against two men who admitted reselling match tickets, which is illegal under English law.The men, one of whom claimed to be a “tiny, weeny cog” in a much larger machine promised not to do so in future and were warned they could face fines or even prison if they disobey the court order.Lawyers for Chelsea have also obtained temporary injunctions against at least five other men after senior figures at the club responded to complaints from fans about the number of professional touts openly operating outside the ground.It comes a year after a Guardian investigation exposed resale platforms and the touts who use them, one of whom claimed on film to have hundreds of tickets to every Tottenham Hotspur home game.Security agents working for Chelsea are understood to have used similar tactics, posing as customers in an effort to identify touts and catch them in the act in what the club described as a long-term undercover operation.John Bourke and co-defendant Gary Shepherd admitted resale of a ticket and accepted a court order preventing them from doing so in future. The two men were ordered to pay £14,655 of the club’s legal fees and undertook not to loiter within 400 yards of Stamford Bridge or 200 yards of Fulham Broadway underground station.They were warned that any breach of the court order could see them fined or even imprisoned, while their assets could be seized.Edward Rowntree of Hardwicke Chambers, representing Chelsea, said: “This is part of a campaign by the club to drive touting away from Stamford Bridge. We hope it won’t be necessary to take this to trial.”Bourke, who gave his age as 63, said: “I’m a tiny, weeny cog in the running of it. A tiny cog in the biggest clock in the world.”Shepherd told the court: “I can’t see how you can sell one ticket and get fined nearly 10 grand each.”Both men were also ordered to hand over to Chelsea any tickets they might still have, as well as any details of sales they had made for past or future games.The judge, Mr Justice Stewart, said this would help Chelsea track down season ticket holders or members responsible for making their tickets available to touts.Both men said they did not have any tickets in their possession and did not have any details of any other transactions to hand over.As well as Shepherd and Bourke, Chelsea are seeking injunctions against three other men.Sources told the Guardian that Premier League clubs have agreed at high level meetings that more must be done to stop the practice, which has escalated thanks to the ease of selling tickets via the internet. But Chelsea is understood to be the first club to resort to legal means.A spokesperson for Arsenal said the London club had made it much easier for fans to resell tickets legally via its own exchange platform.“Last season 3,105 people had their Arsenal memberships cancelled for selling on tickets,” said a spokesperson.But ticketing expert Reg Walker, of the Iridium Consultancy, questioned the commitment of Manchester City given that the club has a commercial partnership with resale platform Viagogo, which has been repeatedly criticised over its alliances with powerful touts.The Guardian revealed last year that the website had also resold tickets for at least one game in England.Walker said: “Whilst Chelsea’s action on secondary ticketing must be welcomed, other clubs need to sever ties with the secondary ticket market and terminate relationships with websites such as Viagogo who simply provide an outlet for tickets mass harvested by touts.”Viagogo has said it provides a useful service that allows fans to sell on tickets they cannot use and offers a guarantee to customers. Share via Emailcenter_img Topics news Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: 87-year-old fan cheering for Team India is becoming an internet sensation

first_img Next India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 21:14 IST The elderly lady was seen blowing horn during India’s innings. (Twitter: Fan Account)Team India rode on Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century to post 314/9 against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground after opting to bat first.Rohit Sharma scored a record 4th century of the ongoing World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh at Edgbaston.Rohit equaled Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four hundred in a single edition of World Cup and also overtook David Warner as the highest run-getter at this tournament.Rohit forged record 180-run partnership with KL Rahul to set the foundations for India earlier in the day. Rohit-Rahul broke a 4-year-old record set by Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan for the highest opening partnership for India in a World Cup match.The duo also surpassed Jason Roy-Jonny Bairstow’s 160-run opening stand to score the highest opening partnership at the ongoing World Cup.However, Mustafizur Rahman (5-59), stopped the flow of runs for India with wickets at regular intervals and picked up his 3rd five-wicket haul against India in ODIs.During India’s innings, the cameraman managed to capture a picture of an elderly Indian fan, who amazed tweeple with her spirit and enthusiasm.The elderly woman was seen blowing a horn and immediately caught the attention of the internet as many fans praised her energy and shared pictures of her on social media.87-year-old Charulata Patel proudly admitted that this is her team and the players are like her kids. “I love this Indian team and all the players are like my kids,” she said.For sure, the appearance of the elderly fan was one of the highlights of India’s innings and she instantly became an internet sensation. Here are some of the tweets:advertisementWell done camera man you have captured the amazing spirit this videos shows that age is just a number and She proves it with her enthusiasm#INDvBAN #hitman pic.twitter.com/2FhCXFQydkSHUBHAM PRAJAPATI (@Shubham_RSS_BJP) July 2, 2019Fan of Indian Team.. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/nbPRolt8yvMastAadmi (@EkMastAadmi) July 2, 2019look at her enthusiasm and passion!that’s what cricket does to us, Indians’ love for cricket is everything#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/CQSc5MFSsqaditi. (@AdiiiTea) July 2, 2019She is going to be a internet sensation…What cricket is in India…#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/DJEBzVG2ppSanchit sahu (@SanchitSahu10) July 2, 2019Well done cameraman, finally captured real beauty #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/mnRtuCRG3jThe Indian Citizen (@tic_speaks) July 2, 2019Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: Fans slam MS Dhoni over another disappointing batting show in World Cup 2019Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: Drop Rohit Sharma and he will make you payAlso See:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Bangladesh vs IndiaFollow Elderly fanFollow Internet Sensation World Cup 2019: 87-year-old fan cheering for Team India is becoming an internet sensationWorld Cup 2019: India’s innings against Bangladesh at Edgbaston had an elderly fan pictured cheering for Team India. The elderly lady has been winning hearts across the internet for her energy and enthusiasm.advertisementlast_img read more

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KR and RS Join Forces in Shipbuilding

first_imgzoom At last week’s (13 November) 6th Korea-Russia Business Dialogue meeting held in Seoul and attended by President Putin and President Park Guen-hye, the Korean Register (KR) and the Russian Register of Shipping (RS) took the opportunity to sign an agreement on shipbuilding.The memorandum of understanding brings the two class societies closer together and sets out a range of cooperative activities related to shipbuilding and offshore plant.The aim is the continued development and promotion of the international shipbuilding industry and the agreement includes:• Technical cooperation and development of common rules for icebreaker/ice classed vessels• Technical cooperation for LNG and offshore vessels operating in the Arctic ocean• Regular joint technical seminars• Regular summits involving the CEO’s of each society• Information sharing and exchange of technical personnelAt the signing ceremony in Seoul, Pavel Shikov, Chief Operating Officer of RS, said: “We are keen to continue to develop Russia’s shipbuilding sector and also to widen our own skill and knowledge base. The signing of this new MoU will allow us to learn from our colleagues in Korea and for us to work together to the advantage of the international shipping industry.”KR Chairman & CEO, Dr Chon Young-kee commented: “I am delighted to sign this agreement which I am confident heralds a long and fruitful relationship between KR and RS. Not only will this assist with the ongoing development of the international shipping industry, but it will also make a further contribution to the knowledge base of both countries through mutual technical information interchange.” Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Korean Register, November 19, 2013 My locationlast_img read more

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TMCPABVP clash at Acharya Prafulla Chandra College

first_imgKolkata: A clash broke out between the supporters of Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Acharya Prafulla Chandra College at New Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas on Monday afternoon. Several supporters of both the organisations were injured in the clash. According to sources, on Monday ABVP supporters went to submit a deputation to the principal of the college regarding alleged corruption in connection with the admission procedure. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter entering the college premises, the ABVP supporters got involved in an altercation with the TMCP supporters present there. The situation was initially handled by the police personnel deputed there, but it turned worse after the ABVP supporters came out of the principal’s room after submitting the deputation. It has been alleged that the ABVP supporters had brought some outsiders, who had verbally abused the TMCP supporters. When the TMCP supporters protested, the ABVP supporters allegedly resorted to hooliganism. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThough police personnel were deputed at the spot to handle the situation, they failed as they were outnumbered. While the clash was going on, vehicular movement on Madhyamgram-Sodepur Road was obstructed as the clash reached the road. Later, a large contingent of police arrived and brought the situation under control. The ABVP supporters alleged that the TMCP supporters had attacked first. In the clash, several persons from both the organisations were injured. Two complaints have been lodged by both organisations against each other at New Barrackpore police station regarding the clash.last_img read more

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UNICEF Calls for Protecting Children in Fallujah

New York – The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) called, on Wednesday, for protecting children in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, scene for the past 10 days of fighting between Iraqi soldiers and ISIS fighters.UNICEF estimated that at least 20,000 children remain trapped in the city. According to reports, food and medicine are running out and clean water is in short supply.“Children face the risk of forced recruitment into the fighting, strict procedures for security screening and separation from their families,” it said. “Children who are recruited see their lives and futures jeopardized as they are forced to carry and use arms, fighting in an adult war,” the UN agency warned. UNICEF called on all parties to protect children inside Fallujah, provide safe passage to those wishing to leave the city and grant safe and secure environments to displaced civilians.With MAP read more

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Indian survey ship to take up Sri Lanka mission

INS Darshak, a hydrographic survey ship of the Indian Eastern Naval Command, sailed out of Visakhapatnam for a two-month long deployment for undertaking joint hydrographic surveys along with the Sri Lankan Navy, The Hindu newspaper reported.The pioneer surveys will be conducted with Sri Lankan Naval personnel embarked on board INS Darshak. During the course of survey, training of Sri Lankan personnel will also be undertaken on advanced hydrographic practices. The ship will visit Colombo and Galle harbours and undertake several joint exercises with the Sri Lankan Navy. INS Darshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy, fitted with the latest state-of-the-art survey equipment like multi beam system, side scan sonar and a fully automated digital surveying and processing system. In addition, the ship is also carrying an integral Chetak helicopter which would be extensively deployed during the course of survey.INS Darshak is the first of the Darshak class of ships and has a complement of 20 officers and 200 sailors and is presently commanded by Captain Peush Pawsey. The ship has the unique distinction of having undertaken various foreign cooperation surveys in the last few years in Mauritius, Seychelles, Myanmar, Mozambique and Tanzania. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Canadian dollar higher amid solid retail report traders look to Bank of

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar higher amid solid retail report, traders look to Bank of Canada TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed slightly higher Tuesday amid higher commodity prices and a stronger than expected retail sales report for November.The currency was ahead 0.06 of a cent to 100.74 cents US a day before the Bank of Canada makes its next announcement on interest rates.Traders expect no change in the bank’s key rate of one per cent but will look to the central bank for guidance as to the strength of the economy.“We do expect some significant changes from the bank, particularly that they soften their outlook for near-term growth in Canada, but that this is offset by recognition of decreasing global risks and ongoing concern over the impact of high household debt in Canada on financial stability,” said Scotia Capital chief currency strategist Camilla Sutton.“Accordingly, we expect the net result to be a Bank of Canada that retains a slightly hawkish tone, which in turn supports the Canadian dollar.”Meanwhile, Statistics Canada reported that retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent to $39.4 billion in November. Economists had expected a 0.2 per cent dip in sales.It was the fifth consecutive monthly sales gain.The agency said that higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers as well as electronics and appliance stores more than offset declines at most store types.Commodities were mixed, with February crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 68 cents to US$96.24 a barrel.The March copper contract in New York was up three cents to US$3.71 a pound while February gold bullion gained $6.20 to US$1,693.20 an ounce.Traders also took in news from the Bank of Japan that it has set a two per cent inflation target and implemented open-ended asset purchases that will pump money into the financial system. The inflation target is aimed at helping the country emerge from its prolonged bout of deflation.The central bank has not achieved even its one per cent inflation target, with price increases hovering below 0.5 per cent for the past two years despite surges in energy costs.And a closely watched survey shows an unexpectedly sharp rise in German investor confidence.The ZEW institute says Tuesday that its indicator of economic sentiment rose by 24.6 points in January over the month before to an overall 31.5 points, its highest level since May 2010. Economists had predicted a more modest rise to 12 points. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 22, 2013 4:33 pm MDT read more

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Prisons Director urges retired officers to return to strengthen capacity

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedImprovised weapons, among more contraband unearthed at New Amsterdam PenitentiaryJuly 25, 2018In “Crime”$25,000 incentive for Prison officers who aid in prosecution of offenders- Prisons DirectorOctober 8, 2018In “Crime”Mazaruni Prison upgrade moving apace- SamuelsFebruary 21, 2018In “Crime” The Guyana Prison Service has issued a call for retired, senior non-commissioned officers of the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force or the Prison Service to return in wake of a fire that destroyed the Camp Street Prison and multiple jail breaks.Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin SamuelsThis is according to a statement from the Government, in which Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels announced that applications from these individuals were welcome.This, he said, was in order to strengthen the capacity of the prisons.“Recent challenges which the Guyana Prison Service has been faced with require us to look at all possibilities in strengthening our internal capacity,” he stated.“We know that there is a core of experienced security services officers who have expressed a willingness to continue to give service to the nation and we believe it would be eminently sensible to engage these officers at this time,” he said.Samuels invited these retired officers wanting to join the Guyana Prison Service to submit written applications to his office at 46 Brickdam, Stabroek.Following the fire at the Camp Street Prison that razed the prison and resulted in a number of dangerous prisoners escaping, it was announced that steps had been taken to boost the security at other jails such as the Mazaruni prison, where a complement of prisoners were moved.It is understood that since the fire, over 400 prisoners have been transferred to penitentiaries in Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), New Amsterdam in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Timehri, East Bank Demerara, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The officer to prisoner ratio has, however, always been a challenge, with it being revealed to be 10 to 1000 or one to 100.In March 2016, a fire raged through the Camp Street Prison and claimed the lives of 17 prisoners. Afterwards, a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which cost the Treasury some $13 million was ordered by President David Granger.According to the report compiled by the Commissioners, the combination of overcrowding, uncomfortable and unhygienic confinement are all ideal conditions for epidemics, for gangs to prosper and to propagate discontent.Moreover, the CoI found that reducing numbers in prison to manageable levels was the single most important priority for establishing safe, humane and purposeful prisons.It was further noted that repeat offenders have increased by over 100 per cent, “indicating not only a waste of taxpayers’ dollars but also the need for a more comprehensive and structured partnership within the wider justice system.”But despite these recommendations, the Director of Prisons himself confirmed that at the time of the fire, which gutted Camp Street Prison, over 1000 prisoners were being housed at the prison.The Camp Street Prison was originally built to house half that number.The amount of prison officers on duty at the time is still unclear, as records were destroyed in the inferno. read more

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Automation leader Emerson acquires GEs Intelligent Platforms division

first_imgEmerson has agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric, as it looks to expand its potential customer base in markets such as metals and mining.“Intelligent Platforms’ programmable logic controller (PLC) technologies will enable Emerson, a leader in automation for process and industrial applications, to provide its customers broader control and management of their operations,” Emerson said.“The acquisition expands opportunities for Emerson in machine control and discrete applications across process industries and target hybrid markets, such as metals and mining, life sciences, food and beverage and packaging.“By interfacing Intelligent Platforms’ PLC technology with Emerson’s leading distributed control systems, customers will be able to connect ‘islands of automation’ within the plant to further enhance operational performance, safety and reliability,” the company said.Both Emerson and Intelligent Platforms focus on leveraging automation technologies to drive digital transformation in their end markets. Intelligent Platforms recently developed new cloud-connected controllers and devices to enable smarter plants, a strong complement to Emerson’s focus on digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things through its Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, according to Emerson.Emerson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Farr said: “This is another important investment in our global portfolio of automation technologies, offering discrete and machine control capabilities that complement our process control expertise to provide better solutions to our customers.”Intelligent Platforms is based in Charlottesville, Virginia, with approximately 650 employees worldwide. In 2017, it registered sales of $210 million.Lal Karsanbhai, Executive President of Emerson Automation Solutions, said Intelligent Platforms brings a “solid product portfolio” to serve Emersons’ target markets, along with a significant installed base.“We are extremely pleased to have this unique opportunity to add a recognised discrete control capability to our growing portfolio of products and software applications that help our customers operate more safely and efficiently.”Should all go well, the acquisition will close in the first half of Emerson’s fiscal 2019 year.Emerson’s Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising energy and operating costs, Emerson said.Late last year, Emerson pulled a $29 billion bid for Rockwell Automation after facing several rejections from the company. At that point, it said it would then pursue bolt-on acquisitions to increase its market share in the automation business.And, in February this year, Emerson and AspenTech teamed up to deliver asset optimisation software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services.last_img read more

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Un puissant séisme frappe lIran à proximité de la centrale de Bouchehr

first_imgUn puissant séisme frappe l’Iran à proximité de la centrale de BouchehrMardi après-midi, un séisme de magnitude 6,3 s’est déclenché dans le sud de l’Iran. L’épicentre se trouvait à une centaine de kilomètres de la ville de Bouchehr qui abrite la seule centrale nucléaire du pays. La terre a tremblé aujourd’hui dans le sud de l’Iran. A 16H22 heure locale, soit 11H52 GMT, les habitants ont été surpris par un puissant séisme de magnitude 6,3. Une secousse qui a été ressentie dans plusieurs villes du golfe persique dont Dubaï ainsi qu’au Qatar, au Bahreïn et dans certaines parties de l’Arabie Saoudite. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon l’Institut de géophysique américain, l’épicentre du séisme se trouvait à 89 kilomètres au sud-est de la ville de Bouchehr qui abrite la seule centrale nucléaire du pays mise en activité en 2011. Sa profondeur était elle d’environ 10 kilomètres. Après la secousse, les médias ainsi que de habitants sur Twitter ont rapporté que plusieurs bâtiments avaient tremblé et avaient dû être évacués, notamment au Qatar. Néanmoins, les autorités n’ont pour l’heure fait part d’aucun dégât majeur ni victime. De même, la centrale nucléaire ne semble pas avoir souffert de la secousse. Reste qu’une des zones que le séisme a frappé est relativement vaste et reculée. Les médias attendaient donc davantage de détails dans les heures qui viennent.L’Iran est situé sur plusieurs failles sismiques importantes et a connu de nombreux tremblements de terre dévastateurs. Le séisme le plus meurtrier de ces dernières années a tué 31.000 personnes, soit un quart de la population, dans la ville de Bam (sud) en décembre 2003. En août 2012, deux secousses de magnitude 6,3 et 6,4 avaient fait 306 morts et plus de 3.000 blessés, près de la ville de Tabriz (nord-ouest), rappelle l’AFP.Le 9 avril 2013 à 15:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Apartment fire caused estimated 250000 damage

first_imgThe Vancouver apartment fire that sent two people jumping for safety from the second story Saturday evening started on the outside of the building, and fire investigators are seeking tips to help them determine the cause of the blaze.The fire damaged two upstairs and two downstairs units of the Fort Vancouver Terrace Apartments, 4710 Plomondon St., in the city’s Bagley Downs neighborhood, causing an estimated $250,000 damage, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said Sunday.Investigators are still chasing down leads to determine how the fire began and whether it was intentionally set, she said.“We need to follow up leads to basically rule out some things,” she said.Scarpelli encouraged anyone with information about the fire to call Lead Deputy Fire Marshal Chad Lawry at 360-487-7237.The fire was dramatic. At about 6:50 p.m., multiple 911 callers said that one of the buildings in the 12-unit complex was on fire and someone had jumped from the building.The first firefighters there saw flames venting from the roof of the apartment building and blocking the entire breezeway for the units — the primary escape route for residents inside, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.According to the fire department, firefighters were assisted by Vancouver police officers, who were able to rescue two people through the backside of a ground-floor apartment.last_img read more

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BASF and ASA Announce 5000 SOY Scholarship Winner

first_imgBASF and ASA announced the official winner of the 2013-2014 SOY Scholarship on Feb. 28 during Commodity Classic. The ASA Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an outstanding high school senior who has achieved high academic and leadership requirements, and is planning to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.This year’s recipient is Mason Kiehl of Meadville, Mo. Kiehl, a senior at Meadville R-IV High School, plans to pursue a degree in Agricultural Systems Management at the University of Missouri-Columbia this fall.The scholarship is offered and managed by the ASA and is made possible through a grant by BASF.Mason Kiehl is recognized for his SOY Scholarship award at the ASA Awards Banquet on Feb. 28. (ASA photo by Jim Spelios)”This is the sixth year ASA is partnering with BASF to offer this opportunity to an outstanding student,” said ASA President Danny Murphy. “The agriculture industry has a bright future, Mason Kiehl is recognized for his SOY Scholarship award at the ASA Awards Banquet on Feb. 28. (ASA photo by Jim Sthanks to dedicated young people like Mr. Kiehl.””BASF is committed to the future of agriculture and our students play a huge role in sustaining the livelihood of the industry,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. “These students are passionate about agriculture, and we look forward to watching them grow into the leaders and advocates of our business.”For more information on the ASA SOY scholarship, please contact ASA Corporate Program Manager Michelle Siegel at 314-754-1328 or msiegel@soy.org.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Zachary Ahlin Named To Deans List At Wheeling Jesuit University

first_imgWHEELING, WV — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during the Fall 2018 semester.Zachary Ahlin, a history major from Wilmington, earned Dean’s List status.Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and be enrolled as a full-time student by taking 12 hours or more of college credit to qualify.About Wheeling Jesuit UniversityWheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wheeling Jesuit University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ferreira & Knibbs Named To Dean’s List At QuinnipiacIn “Education”last_img read more

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Google Stadia Holy grail of video gaming platforms spells trouble for PlayStation

first_img Close Five things to know about the Xbox One X Streaming is the present and future. From videos to music, everything is now widely streamed, be it on YouTube, Netflix or Spotify and Apple Music. But a crucial aspect of entertainment – gaming – is reluctant to switch to the streaming era, but Google is hell-bent on changing that.The video gaming industry is massive and players either require a gaming console like PlayStation and Xbox or download a game before playing it on PC or smartphone. Streaming and video games go hand in hand only when players want to show their gaming skills to the world, but Google’s solution allows streaming video games through its newly-launched Stadia gaming platform.Look at it as Netflix for video games, where players can play their favourite game on any device without having to download the game or connect a high-end console. Google made the big announcement at the ongoing Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.From allowing users to share and stream gaming videos on YouTube, Google wants a bigger share of the lucrative gaming industry, which is valued at $180 billion. In doing so, Google might disrupt decades-old traditions and the way people play games forever.Future of gamingGoogle Stadia is the first-of-its-kind cloud-based gaming platform for everyone, using which high-graphics games will be rendered using Google Cloud and AMD graphics. From what Google showed at the GDC, Stadia is capable of streaming games on everything from Android smartphones and tablets to Chromecast devices and laptops. This allows for seamless multiplayer, cross-platform gaming sessions between friends and gamers.Google Stadia replaces gaming consoles with its own centralised servers, data centres and multiple GPUs. Google compared its Stadia platform with current-gen consoles and showed its chip will offer 10.7 teraflops of power compared to PS4 Pro’s 4.2 teraflops and Xbox One X’s 6 teraflops of power. Google Stadia announcedGoogleGoogle promises high graphics and low latency on Stadia gaming platform and games will be supported at 4K at unrelenting 60 frames per second (fps) with HDR. The future looks even more promising as 8K with 120fps support for games is in the offing. But from what we’ve understood, users will need to invest in high-speed Wi-Fi internet until 5G fully comes to fruition.Gamers are not new to YouTube as it is their top choice for streaming gameplay. With Stadia, this will be done seamlessly with cross-integration between both platforms. Another interesting titbit shown by Google really impressed us. While playing a video game trailer, users will be given an option at the end of the video to play the game and it takes less than 5 seconds to redirect you to the game. It’s insane!Another interesting feature of Stadia is a boon for gamers to play with their favourite YouTube creators simply by clicking the link to join the game. The feature is called Crowd Play. Google Stadia playable devicesGoogleFor now, Google Stadia’s portfolio of compatible games includes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Doom Eternal. The web search titan has partnered with Unreal Engine and Unity for Stadia, but one can expect more games to join the platform.Google hasn’t left any stone unturned in making Stadia the ultimate gaming platform. There’s also a specially designed hardware, and it’s not your console but a humble Stadia controller. Google Stadia playable devicesGoogleIt’s worth pointing out that gamers can use existing controllers, but Stadia controller comes with Wi-Fi support, identifies the device and screen you want to play on and two additional buttons that you don’t find in your normal controllers. There’s one button for screenshot a particular moment in the gameplay, so you can easily share it anywhere. The second extra button is to summon Google Assistant for any queries you might have at any point during the game or otherwise.Unanswered questionsIt all sounds so great, it’s almost hard to comprehend. But for someone with Google’s stature with unlimited resources, it shouldn’t be impossible to bring a cloud game-streaming platform such as Stadia to its final phase. Google simply said Stadia will be launching this year, with no definitive date. Initially, Google Stadia will be limited to the US, UK, Canada and most of Europe.But Google Stadia has left us with more questions than answers.What is the ideal setup, even if it means just high-speed Wi-Fi, for players to stream video games on Stadia? How is Google going to monetise on Stadia? Is there going to be a one-off payment for games or something like a monthly or annual subscription? Will games on Stadia be as smooth as demonstrated? A lot of questions out there, but Google is going to eventually answer them and hopefully evolve the long-stagnant gaming industry.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:07/1:19Loaded: 0%0:08Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Kylie Jenner parties it up on a Superyacht in barely there swimwear

first_imgKylie JennerKylie Jenner Official Instagram (kyliejenner)Kylie Jenner sure knows how to party like a billionaire. The makeup mogul is reportedly renting a superyacht, worth $250 million, to visit Positano on the Amalfi Coast with her friends and family for her 22nd birthday.The youngest of the Kardashian clan looked gorgeous in a skimpy white bikini that accentuated her curves. Kylie sure knows how to flaunt her assets. Preparations for her 22nd birthday celebrations seem to be coming along nicely.Kylie, of course, won’t be celebrating her birthday all by her lonesome now will she? Reportedly, she has also been joined on holiday by her beau Travis Scott, daughter Stormi, 18-months, sister Kourtney Kardashian’s ex Scott Disick, and his girlfriend Sofia Richie, along with ‘momager’ Kris Jenner, her boyfriend Corey Gamble.Kylie The extravagant preparations caused rumours to swirl that Kylie might be celebrating more than her birthday. There was speculation that Kylie might be getting married, when apparently a white dress featuring an extravagant train was seen being loaded onto the plane.However, insiders told TMZ the couple will not be tying the knot over the weekend despite appearances.  Kylie JennerKylie Jenner Official Instagram (kyliejenner)Kylie has been shelling out $1.2 million per week to rent the luxury liner, which can comfortably accommodate dozens of guests. The fact that Sofia Richie is with Kylie shows how much closer they have gotten recently. They vacationed together in Greece recently and now they’re celebrating Kylie’s birthday together on a superyacht. Kylie may even use her birthday celebrations to make big bucks on social media.The superyacht is quite a platform to showcase her makeup and get a lot of promotion for her business. You can check out the pics here.last_img read more

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Diablo III servers handled 300000 concurrent users during open beta

first_imgLast weekend was one that many Diablo fans spent glued to their PCs. The reason being Blizzard decided to open up the beta for Diablo III to anyone and everyone, as long as you had a Battle.net account in good standing.The reason for the free-for-all was to test the limits of the system, and in particular whether the Battle.net servers could cope. The answer was they couldn’t, but the good news is they managed to handle a hell of a lot of concurrent users before giving up.Posting on his Twitter account, Blizzard community manager Bashiok confirmed that concurrent users peaked at around 300,000. We don’t know how far beyond that limit the system went before it started rejecting gamers, but that’s a pretty impressive figure to reach.I’m sure Blizzard is a little less concerned about the launch of the game with that test proving the servers can handle a massive load. However, with the data they collected I’m sure there’s a few improvements being made in the three weeks left before the May 15 launch.While the servers may be able to cope with lots of players, I wonder if the same tests have been done to ensure thousands of new Battle.net account registrations can be coped with? I bet there’s also going to be a few retailers unable to cope with demand come launch day, too.If you missed out on playing the open beta last weekend then you can gain some insight by reading our Diablo III Battle Report.via Kotakulast_img read more

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