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  • March Madness Crib Notes For Sundays Games

    West RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Oregon (87.3) at 7:45 p.m. EDT on TruTVIN DEPTHWisconsin (87 percent) vs. OregonPlayer to watch: Frank Kaminsky, WisconsinOregon’s offense — far and away the strength of the team — came to the rescue against Oklahoma State in the round of 64 as the Ducks shot 55 percent from the floor to outgun the Cowboys in a 79-73 win. But securing enough stops to beat Wisconsin might be a struggle for the defensively challenged Ducks. According to Ken Pomeroy’s ratings, Wisconsin easily owns the best offense in the country, a unit primed to take advantage of Oregon’s weak shot defense and inability to force turnovers. The Ducks also lack the risky traits that sometimes help heavy underdogs chance their way into upsets. But one path the Ducks might navigate to victory is to force the tempo and make the Badgers play at their pace. Oregon had the 33rd-fastest offense in the country this season (as measured by seconds per possession), while Wisconsin had the third-slowest. While Saturday’s top-billed matchups (specifically, Arizona-Ohio State and Kentucky-Cincinnati) looked sexier on paper than any in store on Sunday, day No. 2 of the round of 32 offers some solid games of its own — as well as fewer sleepers. Keep a particular eye on the trio of 2-versus-7 matchups, each of which should be reasonably competitive by the standards of this round.Here’s what else to look for:South RegionalGame to watch: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 8 San Diego State (a harmonic mean of 88.0) at 2:40 p.m. EDT on CBSUpset alert! No. 7 Iowa (27 percent win probability) vs. No. 2 Gonzaga at 7:10 p.m. EDT on TBSIN DEPTHDuke (85 percent win probability) vs. San Diego StatePlayer to watch: Jahlil Okafor, DukeAfter taking care of Robert Morris with ease in its opener, Duke moves on to face the slow-paced, defensively focused Aztecs. San Diego State has a tall team that ranks among the nation’s best at limiting opponents’ shooting efficiency and keeping them from getting to the line. But watch for Duke’s offensive rebounding (spearheaded by All-Everything center Jahlil Okafor) to offset some of SDSU’s defensive advantage. And when the Aztecs have the ball, scoring might be an ordeal. Neither of San Diego State’s two go-to guys on offense — Winston Shepard and Dwayne Polee — could even match the Division I average for efficiency when they ended an Aztec possession, a trend that figures to continue against a solid Blue Devils defense. East RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 7 Michigan State (89.5) at 12:10 p.m. EDT on CBSUpset alert! No. 5 Northern Iowa (55 percent) vs. No. 4 Louisville at 9:40 p.m. EDT on TBSIN DEPTHVirginia (72 percent) vs. Michigan StatePlayer to watch: Anthony Gill, VirginiaVirginia didn’t exactly look dominant against a stubborn Belmont team Friday, and now the Cavaliers must face an even tougher opponent in Michigan State. The Spartans have the talent to stick with Virginia — they’d have a 37 percent chance of the upset here if we based our prediction on preseason ratings alone — and their coach is familiar with deep tournament runs. Plus, Virginia operates its offense at a veritable crawl, slowing down the game and inviting the kind of variance that can prove deadly for a favorite. But other than their snail-like pace, the Cavaliers play a sturdy style as upset-proof as any, relying primarily on two-point shooting, ball security, rebounding, and an old-fashioned big, tough interior defense. It all makes for a team with few clear weaknesses, something Michigan State will likely learn the hard way.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. Midwest RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 7 Wichita State (87.6) at 5:15 p.m. EDT on CBSUpset alert! No. 5 West Virginia (55 percent) vs. No. 4 Maryland at 8:40 p.m. EDT on TNTIN DEPTHKansas (57 percent) vs. Wichita StatePlayer to watch: Fred VanVleet, Wichita StateWichita State’s offense clicked in the second half of its victory over Indiana on Friday, but the points may not come as easily against a strong Kansas defense that ranks ninth nationally in Ken Pomeroy’s schedule-adjusted ratings. The game may come down to whether Wichita State can execute its pick-and-roll — according to Synergy Sports, the Shockers’ pick-and-roll ball-handling efficiency ranked in the 93rd percentile of Division I schools; the Jayhawks’ defense was in the 85th percentile at stopping the play. At the other end, it’s worth watching whether the more interior-focused Kansas offense can adapt to take advantage of a Wichita State defense that dares opponents to move the ball around and shoot from the outside. read more

  • Softball Ohio State bats silenced in 31 loss in Game Two against

    Emily Clark follows through on her swing, hitting a double against Wright State on Sep.24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternNothing seemed to go the way of the Ohio State softball team (20-8, 1-4 Big Ten) in its 3-1 loss to Wisconsin (16-12, 2-1 Big Ten) on Saturday. The Buckeyes were coming off of a thrilling late comeback victory in the first game of this three-game series, but the spark didn’t carry over to Game 2.“I think we were a little bit too passive,” Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said. “When we play our more aggressive style we’re more successful and I think we need to do that.”Ohio State scored just one run off an RBI single from junior second baseman Emily Clark that scored senior center fielder Taylor White in the bottom of the third inning. Wisconsin freshman pitcher Haley Hestekin held Ohio State to just five hits and zero walks, striking out five Buckeyes.“We let her control what we were going to do,” Clark said. “She had us guessing and I think we just need to be more aggressive.”Junior pitcher Kat Duvall started out on the mound for Ohio State after closing out Wisconsin in the first game where she struck out the side in the seventh inning to clinch the Buckeye win.The first two innings went quietly, but Wisconsin senior shortstop Brooke Wyderski changed that when she homered to left-center in the top of the third. Freshman third baseman Taylor Johnson followed her teammate with a long ball of her one, cranking one over the left field wall to extend the Badgers’ lead to 2-0.An error by the Buckeyes in the top of the seventh allowed Johnson to get home, providing the Badgers with insurance to bring the score to 3-1. read more

  • Column Dance has the ability to bring people together no matter where

    first_imgMY NAME IS Onai Tafuma and I am 15 years old. I was born in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, which is in Southern Africa. I moved to Donegal when I was two years old and lived there for two years before moving to Drogheda, which has now become my home.I have always attended Catholic schools here in Ireland. I found it awkward at the beginning, sitting through religion classes about communion and confirmation, as I am not Catholic. But now I find it easier because the classes also include other religions and faiths, including my own Christian faith. Since we are in an integrated society it helps to know what other people believe and their perception of life.I am studying for my Junior Certificate at the moment and my favourite subjects are business and geography. I think business studies will help me with dealing with people in the future and I might have to use some of these skills later in life. I enjoy geography because I think it is so important to know about the world around you.People are free to show their culture and beliefsAs an African teenager living in Ireland I think Ireland is a country where people are free to show their culture and beliefs. I have never experienced racism myself but I do know about other African kids who have. This might have happened to them in a joking way, but even still, this could affect the way they perceive society in the future.I am happy in Ireland because I have been able to express myself and people have accepted me the way I am. And I am also grateful to my mum for her guidance and up-bringing, teaching me to deal with different cultures in different situations.I don’t have many hobbies because all I like to do is dance!At the age of seven, I joined FitKids/FitTeens. That was the day that changed my life. I have been dancing since then and I have had amazing opportunities, as well as being able to develop my self-confidence and communication skills.FitKids/FitTeens is a dance school founded by Jacinta Cassidy and many of our instructors are members of Raw Edge Crew, who have represented Ireland in the World Hip Hop Championships and are regularly seen on TV or performing at charity or corporate events.Dance brings people togetherAt FitKids/FitTeens there is a mix of different nationalities. I think dance has the ability to bring people together no matter where they are from, what they look like and what they believe in. Dance also helps people to work as a team.I am currently a member of a dance crew called Nasty by Nature, which is hoping to represent Ireland in the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas this summer. Nasty by Nature has already won many Championship titles before including the All Ireland Hip Hop Championships 2012 and 2013 and the Irish Hip Hop Masters 2013. I’m also training as a solo dancer in New-School hip hop.FitKids/FitTeens will be performing on the ‘Malaika’ stage at the flagship Africa Day festival in Farmleigh on Sunday 25th May.Onai Tafuma is a Junior Cert student and dancer.Africa Day celebrations, supported by Irish Aid, are taking place nationwide this week and the national Africa Day flagship family festival takes place in Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, on Sunday 25 May from 11am to 6pm and is free of charge. Follow Africa Day on Facebook and Twitter @AfricaDay #AfricaDay. For more information visit www.africaday.ie.Read: Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko HaramRead:  Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photographylast_img read more

  • Indie band Shoot the Image makes awesome timelapse music video

    first_imgWe’ve covered a bunch of amazing time-lapse videos in the past, most of which had the great music fit to them. Most of the songs were beautiful orchestral arrangements, cool electronic grooves, or a foot-tapping world beat. The latest time-lapse video to catch our eye, though, is kind of the opposite of the usual kind we see: It’s a music video that uses time-lapse, and the result is rather captivating.The Toronto-based indie band Shoot the Image commissioned director Olaf Blomerus to create the video for the song “Lithograph”. The song comes from the band’s debut album, Cranes in the City, which was actually produced by Morrissey guitarist Boz Boorer at Serra Vista Studios in Portugal. The lead singer of the band is an urban planner by day and a songstress by night, which might explain why there’s an overall urban feel to the video with time-lapse shots of cars zipping by on frosty streets, and pedestrians speed-walking across a busy intersection.AdChoices广告A few of the shots feature the band members at their respective instruments… for about a millisecond. They are so quick that if you blink, it will appear that you’re just looking at a keyboard sitting in an abandoned park, or a microphone standing alone in a car-lined tunnel.There’s not much said about the technical aspects, but we do know that Blomerus and cinematographer Jess Blight shot the footage for the video on a Canon 7D and used the Dynamic Perception MX2 DollyEngine. The use of the dolly can be seen throughout almost the entire video is what gives the series of still photos the perception of movement.It seems the time-lapse community is rather tight on Vimeo. Photographer Jeff Chen Kuo Chih, whose Eastern Sierra Time Lapse video we featured last week, commented on the video giving his kudos.last_img read more

  • CES 2012 Kinect débarque sur PC le 1er février

    first_imgCES 2012: Kinect débarque sur PC le 1er févrierMicrosoft, pour sa conférence inaugurale du CES 2012, a annoncé l’arrivée d’une version de sa caméra Kinect destinée aux ordinateurs sous Windows. Elle sera dédiée aux jeux vidéos, mais pas que…L’annonce était attendue et Microsoft a donc attendu la tenue de sa conférence inaugurale du CES 2012 pour officialiser la sortie de sa caméra à reconnaissance de mouvements Kinect, dans un modèle adapté aux PC, indique ZDNet.À lire aussiPourquoi y a-t-il des barres sur les touches F, J et 5 du clavier ?Pour ce faire, Microsoft a revu sa copie. Plus besoin de deux mètres entre la caméra et l’utilisateur, seulement 50 centimètres sont requis pour utiliser le dispositif. Aussi le câble USB qui relie l’appareil à l’ordinateur a été raccourci.L’éditeur précise que Kinect sera compatible avec Windows 7, mais aussi avec la version bêta de Windows 8 prévue pour février. Elle sera livrée avec le kit de programmation car Microsoft ne destine plus son produit uniquement aux jeux vidéos. Des développeurs ont déjà travaillé sur des logiciels de production ou des interfaces uniquement basées sur les mouvements. De là à dire que Kinect pourrait redéfinir l’interaction homme-machine avec un ordinateur, il n’y a qu’un pas mais la question ne se pose pas encore du côté de Redmond.Kinect pour PC sortira le 1er février prochain, pour un prix de 250 euros. Microsoft en a profité pour rappeler l’excellente santé de son périphérique qui s’en vendu au total depuis sa sortie à 18 millions d’exemplaires. Le 10 janvier 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Total pay grows by 24

    first_imgPay, excluding bonuses, increased by 2.8% in April to June 2015, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS UK labour market, August 2015 report found that total pay, inclusive of bonuses, grew by 2.4% in April to June 2015. This represents a lower rate of growth than in March to May 2015, when total pay increased by 3.2%.Average regular pay for Great Britain’s employees, excluding bonuses, was £463 a week before tax and other deductions in June 2015.Average total pay before tax and other deductions reached £488 a week in June.Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, said: “I was particularly pleased to see that wages are continuing to rise, meaning that hardworking people will see a real difference in their pay packets.”Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, added: “The UK jobs market could be ‘levelling off’, according to the ONS. UK unemployment rose 25,000 in the second quarter, the first time it has increased in two consecutive months for two years. Meanwhile wage growth slowed to 2.4%, compared with 3.2% the previous month.“While disappointing, these figures should not prove cause for concern. The magnitude of the rise in unemployment was small enough to leave the overall rate unchanged at 5.6%, and the pace of job creation has been expected to slow for some time as the recovery matures.“Growth in pay, although slower, remains robust, and combined with zero inflation this is good news for the UK consumer. This, in turn, should be positive for economic growth, which I expect to pick up during the second half of the year.”last_img read more

  • One Publishers Green Checklist

    first_imgOdgen Publications publishes magazines—like Natural Home and Mother Earth News—targeted toward people who are interested—and invested—in sustainability. And, refreshingly, Odgen walks the walk of sustainability, top-to-bottom, at its Topeka, Kansas-based offices. Here are some of the green initiatives Ogden has undertaken over the last three years.• Upgraded lighting ballasts and lights to save energy.• Installed solar tubes to supplement with natural light and eliminated artificial light where possible. • Added insulation to roof.• Provided designated carpool spaces.Supplies• Switched to postconsumer-recycled copy paper, Post-Its, note pads and more. • Reused packing material and cardboard for shipping products and other items. • Replaced all Styrofoam cups with glass mugs. • When buying new equipment, chose the most energy-efficient models.• Changed power settings on computers to reduce energy usage at most efficient settings.• Provided each employee with recycling bin at desk for paper; also have recycling bins throughout office for aluminum cans, cardboard, chipboard, paper, plastic, steel and glass.• Composted coffee grounds and food waste from break room (gardeners can take home the compost for their personal gardens).• Offered recycling drives for employees to bring in used home computers and tennis shoes to recycle. Paper• Mother Earth News and Utne Reader use 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper; all other titles use 10-85 percent post-consumer recycled paper, all chlorine-free. Production• Use 28.7 percent soy-based inks for all titles. • Take advantage of computer-to-plate (CTP) technology to eliminate film and film processing. • Use soft-proofing process online versus traditional hard-copy proofs. • E-mail files and labels versus mailing a CD or DVD. • Use predominantly digital photography versus film and slides. Distribution• Streamline purchasing process for less waste by more accurately forecasting need. • Recycle old copies of all magazines. • Participate in Barnes & Noble green promotion sponsored by Co-op America. Editorial• Use laptop and projector to display layouts on screen for group editing (reduces paper waste significantly). • Use Adobe Acrobat’s PDF commenting feature, saving paper waste and allowing for more accuracy/less confusion during editorial proofing stages.• Hold teleconferences. “With editors working from home off-site, teleconferencing has been a huge help in keeping the edit staff on the same page,” Ogden publisher Bryan Welch says.• For researching and fact-checking purposes, house information with direct links in databases versus keeping paper files. Events• Partner with “green” events, including speaking on sustainability issues; assist with promotion of these events to readers/online audience.• Work to forecast as accurately as possible what is needed at each show so the publisher is not sending too much merchandise or too many back issues. • Make group flight, hotel and rental car (if necessary) arrangements to get the most use out of a single, fuel-efficient rental car. Alternately, try to stay as close to the event as possible so attendees can walk or take public transportation. Marketing• Significantly reduced direct mail; will further reduce in 2009. Used e-mail and online methods to promote subscriptions and merchandise. • Offered auto-renewal subscriptions for auto-paying with credit card online; offer additional cost savings for these subscriptions. • Moving away from as much printed merchandise as possible. Popular new product offerings are e-books and e-plans devoted to specific topics. • For any printed material, e-mail or FTP files versus mailing CDs/DVDs. • When feasible, use recycled paper for printed pieces.SEE ALSO:MAIN PAGEPRODUCTION | The Paper ProblemOPERATIONS | The Importance of Stewardship in SustainabilityEDITORIAL | Does the World Really Need Another ‘Green Issue’?DISTRIBUTION | Efficiency–And Sustainability–At the NewsstandEVENTS | How Eco-Friendly Can a Live Event Be?MARKETING | A Paperless Future?DIGITAL | Using Digital Editions to Go GreenGREEN GLOSSARYlast_img read more

  • At CES 2019 5G rides one last wave of hype before reality

    first_img Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Comments See All 2:27 Amid the hoopla of CES 2019, next-generation 5G tech is once again the talk of Las Vegas. But as with previous editions of the big electronics show, it’s largely just that — talk. That’s because, to date, only a few consumers have actually experienced a real 5G network — AT&T launched the next-generation network in select cities last month, while Korean carrier KT also started up its 5G service, with an AI-powered robot as the first customer. Most carriers still don’t have any 5G services up and running yet. One exception is a D-Link router, able to pick up 5G signals and broadcast Wi-Fi in the home. But as for phones, they’re likely to come in the next few months. Speaking of phones: On Monday, Sprint announced that it expects to bring out a 5G smartphone from Samsung in the summer. The phone will be dual-mode, able to connect to both LTE and 5G networks. Sprint, which last year announced plans for a 5G phone from LG, also reiterated that it intends to have its 5G network running in nine cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington.Meanwhile, T-Mobile last month announced that, working with Ericsson and Intel, it has completed what it described as the “world’s first 5G call on 600 MHz” on a live commercial network. That connection entailed both a data call and a video call, while separately the company made a 5G video call with three users on three different bands (600 MHz, 28 MHz and 39 MHz). CES 2019 31 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 85 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. • $480 Apple Mentioned Above Motorola Moto Z3 Now playing: Watch this: Qualcomm gives us a glimpse of our future in 5G Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See it Phones reading • At CES 2019, 5G rides one last wave of hype before reality kicks in Though 5G may be relatively quiet from an announcement perspective at CES, there’s surely a lot of backroom intrigue going on.  That would be companies quietly showing off some of their early products, and key players like Verizon and chip giants Qualcomm and Intel laying out their plans for the coming year and beyond. “Behind the scenes — that’s when a lot of the 5G discussions will happen,” Gartner analyst Mark Hung said.   The tech that wowed us at CES 2018: Where are they now? After years of promises and demonstrations, 2019 marks a turning point for 5G to go from hype to reality. The technology promises massive speed boosts — think downloading a season of Game of Thrones onto your phone in minutes — as well as the potential to connect more devices around us and spark new areas of development, like streaming augmented reality. “It’s no surprise that 5G will continue to dominate the conversations at CES,” said Niklas Heuveldop, president of Ericsson North America. The mobile industry has been toiling away at the less sexy aspects of 5G: swapping out equipment, adding new radios and testing how antennas pick up the new high-frequency radio airwaves. Over the next few months, the carriers will begin flipping the switch on these networks. But until then, you can expect companies to squeeze a little bit more hype out of the 5G stone. 5G newsmakers The biggest potential 5G newsmakers at the show: Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg and AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan. While AT&T has launched its 5G service in limited markets, Verizon confirmed that its 5G mobile service will launch with a Moto Z3 Mod attachment with 5G, followed by a Samsung smartphone. Verizon also started up a $1 million fund to offer seed money for anyone with 5G applications.Vestberg already claimed leadership in 5G thanks to the launch of Verizon’s home broadband service in October. But the company used a proprietary version of the high-speed wireless technology, and some in the industry quibble with the 5G label. Verizon has said it will expand its home broadband deployment in 2019 once it switches to the industry standard. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg could have a lot to share about his company’s plans for 5G.  Verizon Qualcomm, meanwhile, will be shouting from the rooftops about 5G, even if its announcements will likely be more car-related. The company just spent the earlier part of December talking about a new processor and the prospect of 5G smartphones — partly to undermine rivals Intel and Apple. “We are fortunate to play a central role with our partners in accelerating the commercialization of 5G and couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store for 5G in 2019,” Pete Lancia, vice president of marketing for Qualcomm, said in an interview. “CES will serve as a great 5G kickoff for the year.” The lack of news is partly attributable to schedule, and the fact that CES happens a little too early in 2019. “The problem with these big shows is that the tech cycles are not necessarily producing something big every year, and coming up with announcements just to be part of the news cycle is not easy,” said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies.   Nonphone applications Though you may not see many 5G smartphones on the show floor, expect to see announcements of applications taking advantage of the higher speeds. Hung said to expect more virtual reality and AR services announced at the show. “Whether they are announcing or demoing new products, showing off prototypes or highlighting 5G experiences, I would expect 5G to be prominent throughout CES this year,” Qualcomm’s Lancia said. qualcomm-5gDurga Malladi, Qualcomm senior vice president of 4G and 5G, talks speed at a company event earlier this month. The 5G drumbeat will continue into CES.  Shara Tibken/CNET Qualcomm rival Intel will likely also talk about autonomous driving technology, given that Amnon Shashua, CEO of its Mobileye vision-based driving software unit, will be a keynote speaker.  At least one automaker talked about 5G, even if that’s much further down the line. Ford committed to making sure all of its cars in the US will be able to have cellular vehicle-to-vehicle communications capabilities in 2022 — powered by 5G. The technology could let cars communicate with other vehicles, stop lights and other infrastructure. “Billions of dollars already are being spent as the cellular industry builds 5G networks, so we think the timing is perfect to give our vehicles some of the natural skills we use every day to get around,” Don Butler, executive director of Ford Connected Vehicle Platform and Product, said in a blog post. With 5G on the cusp and the long development time frames for vehicles, the timing seemed right to discuss the technology.”The car companies will be talking about 5G,” Hung said. “Their design cycles are longer, so they’ll talk about it now.”Looking to MWC The rest of the mobile industry may be holding off until Mobile World Congress for its big 5G announcements. The wireless-centric trade show, held in Barcelona, takes place in late February. “The timing for some segments, like phones and connected PCs, seems to align better with MWC,” Milanesi said. We saw a bit of a tease earlier this month at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, where Samsung committed to making a 5G smartphone for Verizon and AT&T, and OnePlus said it would launch its first 5G phone with UK carrier EE. But experts warn that despite the hype, there’ll be only a trickle of 5G smartphones this year. “The 5G device market is actually years behind the reality of widespread adoption,” said Ian Campbell, chief executive of OnScale, which provides computer-assisted engineering software for the development of gadgets. “For 5G mobile devices like smartphones, the challenge engineers face is miniaturizing and optimizing the performance of the radio frequency front end.” In other words, it’s tricky stuff. And with 5G networks just now getting launched, expect a bumpy ride as engineers work out the kinks. Many in the industry have been eagerly waiting for years for 5G to show up. What’s another few months? CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this report. The story was originally published Dec. 14, 2018. Update Jan. 7, 2019, at 5 a.m. PT: Added information about developments at CES 2019. Update Jan. 7 at 7:44 a.m. PT: Added Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s CES announcements.Update Jan. 9 at 5:00 a.m. PT: Included additional info from CES. Tags CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Review • Moto Z3 review: First 5G upgradable phone is a solid midrange choice All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Motorola Moto Z3 Qualcomm 5G AT&T Ford Intel Samsung Verizon Volkswagen Applelast_img read more

  • Jaipal Reddy A Parliamentarian par excellence

    first_imgHyderabad: The demise of former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy comes as a shock to the entire nation, especially to the Telugu states. His contributions to the country as an MLA, Parliamentarian, minister, spokesperson of Janata Party during Emergency and his role in the AP bifurcation, 2014, can never be forgotten. He continues to reside in the hearts of the citizens. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Jaipal Reddy was first elected to AP Assembly in 1978. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy was the one who brought him into politics. He was stricken with Polio when he was 18 months old, but that did not stop him from climbing up the ladder. He became the student leader at Osmania University. He completed bachelors in journalism and MA in English. Later, he went on to become MLA for four times, member of Rajya Sabha for two times and member of Lok Sabha for four times. He was also awarded the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1988. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us As the member of Assembly, he and Venkaiah Naidu made a great impact on MLAs with their homework, presentation and eloquence. He gave a tough time to the then Chief Minister Marri Chenna Reddy. He was a star speaker in the Parliament also. He was known for coining English phrases, forcing some members to look up the dictionaries. During Emergency, Jaipal Reddy left Congress Party and joined Janata Party as its spokesperson. He remained in the party for about 10 years. During the tenure in the party, he was very critical of Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. He even contested against Indira Gandhi from Medak and lost. Advertise With Us As the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, he had a running battle with Ambanis. However, he was later shifted to the Ministry of Science and Technology in the cabinet reshuffle of the UPA II government. Jaipal Reddy played a vital role in the formation of Telangana State. At the beginning of the movement, he was considered to be an integrationist, but he ultimately considered the demands of the separatists. Telangana leaders used to sit in for dharna in front of his residence. Later, he played an important role in the formation of Telangana as a Parliamentarian. He also made two intellectuals from Telangana to speak to the top RSS leader to clinch the issue of separate Telangana State. Jaipal Reddy lost in the Parliamentary elections in 2014, and he did not contest in the 2019 elections. In his final days, he worked on the book titled, ‘Ten Ideologies: The Great Symmetry Between Agrarianism and Industrialism.’ He was planning to hold a meeting to release his book in Telugu version, but in the meantime, the unthinkable happened. He was undeniably the Parliamentarian par excellence.last_img read more

  • AAP MLAs to stage stir against demolition of temple

    first_imgNew Delhi : AAP MLAs will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday against the DDA allegedly demolishing a temple in the Tughlakabad area, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said on Tuesday. He added that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers from Haryana and Punjab will also participate in the protest. Gautam said the Centre should take a decision in the matter at the earliest. He also alleged that the BJP-led central government had stopped the entry of passenger trains into Delhi from Haryana and Punjab in order to prevent people from coming to the national capital to lodge their protest against the demolition. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us “The Constitution gives us the right to protest peacefully, but this government is trying to suppress our voice. It is still following the methods of the British by trying to suppress our voice,” Gautam told reporters. He said all the AAP MLAs will take part in the protest and also raise the issue in the Delhi Assembly session starting Thursday.last_img read more

  • Game of Thrones star John Bradley opens up about a major Jon

    first_imgJohn Bradley-West as Samwell TarlyHBOThe final season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us and fans are getting excited. The cast of the hit HBO show has been dropping hints and spoilers all around while the most recent revelations have come, courtesy actor John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly.Game of Thrones is packed with intrigue and betrayal, but there have always been some moments of innocence that have seeped through, and most of those moments have been due to Samwell Tarly. John Bradley recently spoke to EW about his character and a Jon Snow spoiler ahead of the final season premiere.When asked about his reaction to the script for season 8 John reminisced about how it was the beginning of the goodbye process and how reading the scripts gave him the knowledge that so many people in the world wanted. The final season of Game of Thrones is the culmination of almost eight years of work and there are millions of fans who would do anything to get any information they can before the show airs this month.  Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones Season 7Instagram/ Game of ThronesAs for his friend Jon Snow, it was revealed in the last season that Samwell Tarly knows the truth of Jon Snow’s parentage. And John emphasises that the revelation will have an impact on Jon Snow and that he would rather hear it from Sam than anyone else.The last season left Jon Snow as clueless to his parentage as he has ever been in the last seven seasons, especially, when the season ended with Jon and Daenerys consummating their relationship. Once Sam reveals to Jon Snow who he really is, he will realize that Daenerys is his aunt. That will be quite an awkward moment. But it will be a blip in the final season which is sure to be packed with epic moments throughout its six-episode run.last_img read more

  • Thalapathy Vijay fans vs Karunakaran Here is how the actor ends the

    first_imgKarunakaran and Vijay.PR HandoutA couple of months ago, Karunakaran had a war-of-words with the fans of Vijay on a social media site. The issue went to an extent where the Tamil actor had threatened them of filing a police complaint for abusing him on Twitter. Almost six months after the episode, he is letting bygones be bygones and has made peace with them.”I actually don’t hate any one .I feel sorry I should not have used that word hate @actorvijayAnna one of my favourite he knows I am sorry if I have hurt any one by words on social media… I mean it Sorry. [sic]” Karunakaran tweeted, thereby drawing the curtains on the issue which occurred in October 2018.It was all started over an apparent potshot at Vijay for telling ‘Kutty kathai’ (short story) at the audio launch function of Sarkar. The fans of Thalapathy did not take his comment lightly and abused him non-stop for a few days.Karunakaran was unaffected by their criticism and gave a befitting reply to a fan as he wrote, “Thamby i will post the certificates of what my dad did for this country as RAW officer also please be informed only reason I started Hating Vijay sir is his abusive fake troll IDS like you and nothing else @actorvijay. [sic]”With the apology coming from Karunakaran over his outbursts, the fans of Vijay seem to have put the incident behind as they have welcomed his gesture.last_img read more

  • Delhi Police arrest Apoorva wife of Rohit Tiwari on murder charges

    first_imgRohit Shekhar Tiwari’s wife Apoorva Tiwari who was arrested by the Delhi Police on Wednesday.Apoorva Tiwari, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s wife, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Wednesday, April 24, on the charge of murder. Rohit’s wife Apoorva, servant Golu and driver Akhilesh are the main suspects in the high-profile murder case.The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has registered a case of murder after the post-mortem report revealed that Rohit had died due to strangulation. As per the CCTV footages, Apoorva went to the first floor where the deceased stayed, along with the other two suspects.Late UP and Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari’s son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s death case: Apoorva Tiwari, the wife of Rohit, who has been arrested today in connection with the case, being taken for questioning by Delhi Crime Branch on April 21. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/7YqZ1z9E0Y— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2019In video footage released by news agency ANI, Apoorva Tiwari was seen accompanying the Delhi Crime Branch officials on April 21. She was reportedly taken for questioning by the officials. Late Congress leader, ND Tiwari with his son Rohit Tiwari who died a few days ago.Google ImagesThe son of late Congress veteran ND Tiwari died under mysterious circumstances last week in New Delhi and was declared brought dead at Max Hospital in Saket.A statement issued by the Max Hospital read: “We received an emergency call from the residence of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari at 4.41 pm this afternoon. An ambulance brought him to Max Hospital, Saket, where he was declared brought dead at the hospital emergency. As per the established procedure, we have informed the authorities. We express condolences at the passing away of Mr Tiwari.”Chilling detailsEarlier, several reports were doing the rounds of Rohit having an extra-marital affair with one of his relative’s wife which upset Apoorva. However, Rohit’s mother Ujjwala denied the rumours and said that both her sons – Rohit and Siddharth – were in favour of parting with their property. But this decision, according to Ujjawala, didn’t go down well with Apurva who fought with her husband over the matter.Both Rohit and Apoorva had married in 2018 after a year-long courtship. The couple had met through a matrimonial website in 2017 and even though Rohit didn’t want to marry her, they eventually agreed on tying the knot.last_img read more

  • EA Acquires Titanfall Developer Respawn Entertainment

    first_imgStay on target ‘Apex Legends’ Mobile Gives Us Hope For Switch Version’Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Trailer Teases A Good Star Wars Game EA announced it has acquired Respawn Entertainment. The mega-publisher bought the Titanfall developer for over $400 million after outbidding South Korean publisher, Nexon. This news comes just weeks after EA shut down Visceral Games.“We started Respawn with the goal to create a studio with some of the best talent in the industry, and to be a top developer of innovative games,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment in a press release. “We felt that now was the time to join an industry leader that brings the resources and support we need for long term success, while still keeping our culture and creative freedom. EA has been a great partner over the years with Titanfall and Titanfall 2, and we’re excited to combine our strengths. This is a great next step for Respawn, EA, and our players.”“We’ve seen firsthand the world-class caliber of Respawn as a development studio with incredible vision, deep talent and an inspiring creative mindset,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “Our longtime partnership is grounded in a shared desire to push the boundaries and deliver extraordinary and innovative new experiences for players around the world. Together, we’ve brought this to life in the Titanfall franchise, and now with the Respawn team joining EA, we have exciting plans to accomplish even more amazing things in the future.”Respawn was founded in 2010 by ex-Call of Duty designers Vince Zampella and Jason Ward. The studio released Titanfall in 2014 as an Xbox One exclusive. The multi-platform Titanfall 2 launched in late 2016. Though critically praised, the sequel failed to make an impact sales-wise — no doubt because it launched around the same time Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and EA’s own Battlefield 1 dropped.As per the agreement, EA will buy Respawn for $151 million in cash, and up to $164 million in long-term equity over the next four years. Respawn will receive bonuses for achieving “certain performance milestones” for some of its upcoming titles through the end of 2022. These bonuses are tied directly to Metacritic scores for the studio’s in-development Star Wars game and the unannounced Titanfall 3. EA’s acquisition of Respawn is expected to be finalized by the end of 2017 or sometime shortly thereafter.According to Kotaku‘s Jason Schreier, the website knew about EA buying Respawn last week but decided to hold off on reporting until they were “100% sure.” It appears Nexon’s attempt to buy Respawn is what spurred EA to buy the studio. EA had 30 days to match the South Korean publisher’s offer, which they did. Nexon is the publisher behind the Titanfall mobile game.Schreier also posted a timeline of events on Twitter.Sequence of events:1) Nexon makes offer for Respawn, per documentation sent to Kotaku2) EA has first right of refusal, per documentation, and can make an offer3) EA shuts down Visceral Games4) EA announces that it has bought Respawn— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 9, 2017This story is still developing. We’ll keep you updated as new information is released.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

  • Watch BrandNew Airbus A330neo Plane Assembled in Two Minutes

    first_img Watch: Plane Lands on Highway, Gets ‘Pulled Over’ in WashingtonWatch: Wild Turbulence Throws Flight Attendant Into Cabin Ceiling Stay on target See how a new aircraft comes together.Airbus has released video, filmed at the plane manufacturer’s plant in Toulouse, France, showing the assembly of an A330-900 plane — from delivery of components, to the final assembly line, to livery painting, and finally to flight — and it’s pretty mesmerizing.The aircraft has been delivered to Air Mauritius, which is leasing the aircraft.AdChoices广告The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB, Airbus said a press release.The video starts with the parts being unloaded from Airbus Beluga 3, one of the company’s original fleet of five whale-shaped cargo planes which fly its aircraft components between European production sites and its final assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg and Tianjin, according to CNN.The plane is Air Mauritius’ first A330-900. (Photo Credit: Airbus)The aircraft will feature a two-class cabin with 28 business class seats and 260 economy class seats. The carrier will deploy the aircraft on routes connecting Mauritius to Europe (mainly London and Geneva), India and South East Asian routes and on regional destinations including Johannesburg, Antananarivo and Reunion Island.The A330neo Family is the new generation A330, the most popular widebody family, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 sharing 99 percent commonality. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 Family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25 percent per seat versus previous generation competitor aircraft.Infographic Credit: AirbusThe A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets.More on Geek.com:Watch: How Virgin Atlantic Engineers Change a Wheel on a Boeing 747World’s Largest Aircraft Takes Flight for the First TimeThis Embraer ‘Shark’ Plane Has No Dreaded Middle Seatslast_img read more

  • 3day knowledge carnival begins at VIT

    first_imgVELLORE: One of the biggest festivals in educational institutions in India – GraVITas, the annual technical and management festival and knowledge carnival began at Vellore Institute of Technology on October 12. P Ravichandran Purushothaman, President of Danfoss India inaugurated the three-day event and Mohamed Maliki, Morrocan Amabassodor to India was the guest of honour. Dr G Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of VIT handed over the Young Achievers Award. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe annual event, is a platform for students of engineering and management to demonstrate their capabilities. GraVITas’19, the tenth edition, will be held till Sunday. On the occasion, Dr Viswanathan handed over the Young Achievers’ Award to J Kishore Patel and Santhosh Kaveri, VIT students and also released a special edition of a souvenir to mark the inauguration of graVITas ’18.Address the gathering on the occasion, Dr Viswanathan said that graVITas served as a platform for students to carry out research and make new inventions in the areas of agriculture, industrial sector, and management and service sectors. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThrough this, VIT was serving the cause of the country’s development as well as welfare of the society. He said that last year, VIT stood first for publishing scientific papers.In his address, Maliki said that the theme of graVITas this year was technologies for non-technologists and welcomed this initiative.He said that Morocco was the world leader in the production of chemicals and fertilisers and world renowned companies were operating there. The Moroccan University was among the oldest in the world, he mentioned adding, they gave a lot of importance to generation of solar power. He said that 40 per cent of the total power generated in Moroco was through renewable solar power. Stating that agriculture was one of the most important sectors, he lauded VIT for giving importance to agriculture. Purushothaman presented a cheque of Rs two lakh to VIT student Mary Sebastian for the best project report. In his address, he said that research and inventions were the most important objectives of engineers. Most of the countries in the world were facing several challenges towards growth and development, especially in the industrial and agricultural sectors. He pointed out that while production was in one place, the beneficiaries were situated elsewhere and it took a lot of time and money for beneficiaries to receive the produce. If this had to change, it was the role of engineers to devise new methods to set right this problem.The President of Danfoss India said that the country faced a severe water scarcity and most of the rivers in the country were highly contaminated and there is a need for a plan to rid this contamination. While on the one hand, there were problems caused by flooding, elsewhere people faced acute water scarcity. Purushothaman said that Danfoss India was implementing a lot of projects with the student community and this included cash rewards for the best projects.GEEDS India Mechanical R&D Director, at Valeo IndiaJaji Vijayaraman, G V Selvam, Vice President of VIT, Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor S.Narayanan, graVITas Convenor Devendranath Ram Kumar, Rishita Koneru, Students Convenor and Shashank, student, also spoke on the occasion.More than 15,000 students from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, France, Japan and United States of America are taking part in the three-day event. In addition to 125 events, over 40 workshops and lecture demonstrations will be held over the course of three days.A unique feature of graVITas is that one of the components of the knowledge carnival and technical, management festival is the International conference on innovative and emerging technologies for farming, environment and environment – water.Over 100 project reports and research papers will be presented for evaluation. Competitions on robowars, robotic challenge, remote control will also be held.A total grand prize of Rs. 15 lakh will be handed over to the winners. Jahwan Ahmed, leading Scientist in the Ministry of Defence will take part in the valedictory function on Sunday and hand over prizes to the winning students.last_img read more

  • Police station at Cozumel target for second time in weeks

    first_imgCozumel, Q.R. — For the second time in weeks, the police base in Cozumel has become a target.Early Monday morning, several bullets were fired into the building of the state police command post on Cozumel. The post, which is located at 45 avenue between Benito Juarez and 1st street of the colony Adolfo López Mateos, was hit several times by gun fire.The attack was recorded at around 1:00 a.m. when the gun fire was heard. There were no reports of injuries, only that two different types of shells were found at the scene.Surveillance video showed two males aboard a motorcycle shooting against the building before taking off. Police set out to find the duo, however, no arrests were reported.This is the second attack against the police building. On the night of August 3, a grenade was hurled toward the building but did not detonate.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more