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first_imgThe Ahmednagar district police have arrested three persons for trespass after they attempted an unlawful entry at the Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACCS).A case has been lodged by the Bhingar Camp police against the trio for trying to enter the restricted armed forces area.One of the accused, identified as Pradeep Sitaram Shinde of Goregaon, Ahmednagar, was apprehended by the security staff on Thursday at the ACCS for impersonating a soldier.His accomplices, identified as Rizwan Eijaz Ali and Sonu Chaudhari, hail from Uttar Pradesh, said the police.According to a release, the security staff found Shinde, dressed in combat dress, and his accomplices moving suspiciously near the establishment premises. The ACCS is out of bounds for the general public. On being questioned, Shinde produced a soldier’s identity card which was found to be forged.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Supreme Court will hear, on Monday, the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) plea against the Bombay High Court order asking the Indian cricket board to shift all the 12 IPL matches including the final out of the state in the wake of severe drought situation in Vidarbha and Marathwada.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said that the matter would be listed for hearing as senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for the MCA, mentioned the petition for an early hearing. He also told the court: “We are not against people of Vidarbha and Marathwada and have full sympathy with them.” (Also read: Maharashtra government ropes in Sachin Tendulkar to combat drought) He said there were difficulties including that of logistics in holding the matches earlier scheduled to be played in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur at any other cricketing venue outside the state.The MCA moved the apex court contesting the high court order directing the shifting of 12 matches outside the state in wake of the unprecedented drought situation in some parts of the state including in Vidarbha and Marathwada.Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur were to host 13 IPL matches including final at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium but the high court, by its April 13 order, taking note of the drought conditions, ordered them to be shifted outside the state. However, later one match was allowed to be played at Pune.last_img read more

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first_imgCricket is set for a return at the Asian Games after it was included in the sports programme for the 2022 edition in Hangzhou, media reports said on Sunday.The decision was taken at the Olympic Council of Asia’s General Assembly, sports website “insidethegames.biz” reported.Cricket was dropped from the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia after featuring in 2010 and 2014, albeit without the presence of game’s powerhouse India.India opted out of the quadrennial event owing to the team’s congested scheduling.In all probability, the T20 format will be played at the Asian Games, as it happened during the 2010 and 2014 edition in Guangzhou and Incheon respectively.In due time, we will decide on India’s participation: BCCI officialSince the mega event is still some years away, the BCCI has plenty of time to deliberate on the Indian team’s participation.”There is a lot of time to go for 2022 Asian Games. In due time, we will discuss and decide,” a BCCI official told PTI.The decision to include cricket in the 2022 programme was on expected lines after OCA honorary vice-president Randhir Singh visited Hangzhou last month to zero in on a suitable venue.Sri Lanka and Pakistan won the men’s and women’s gold in 2014 while Bangladesh and Pakistan claimed the top honours in 2010.Cricket has also been played once at the Commonwealth Games, in 1998, when India and Pakistan sent teams to Kuala Lumpur. However, the Shaun Pollock led South Africa won the gold and Australia, captained by Steve Waugh, the silver.In the 2014 Asian Games, OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah had criticised the BCCI for not sending its teams for the second edition in a row.advertisement”I’m sorry that India, for the second Games, did not send a team. I respect their decision but I believe the people in charge are not interested in promotion of the game but only in making it a business, in making money out of it. They want to control the market and control the game,” he had said.In another major decision taken at the OCA General Assembly on Sunday, it was announced Oceania countries including Australia will be invited to compete at the 2022 Asian Games.It was reported that the number of Oceania athletes who will be allowed to compete in Hangzhou will be decided at a later date.Also Read | ICC to BCCI: Severing cricket ties with countries not our domainAlso Read | ICC CEO assures BCCI of security at World Cup, Anil Kumble retained as Cricket Committee headAlso See:last_img read more

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first_img Abreshmina S Quadri HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 09:58 IST India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Hamilton: Dinesh Karthik’s refusal to take a single in the final was not received well. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDinesh Karthik tried but failed to take India home in the third T20I against New ZealandKarthik had refused Krunal Pandya a single in the final over of the matchIndia ended up losing the match by 4 runs and also the series as New Zealand won it 2-1Brief Score – New Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). Full ScorecardDinesh Karthik had won India a last-ball thriller a year ago but in 2019 in Hamilton against a strong New Zealand side, Karthik fell just short of getting India over the line. India need 16 off the last over in the third and final T20I but India could score only 11 and New Zealand won the match by 4 runs and the 3-match series 2-1.Karthik smacked 33 off 16 deliveries while Krunal Pandya blasted 26 off 13 but the two failed to finish the game for India. Here is what happened in the final over ball-by-ball.1st ball: Southee to Karthik – 2 runs; 2nd ball: Southee to Karthik – no run; 3rd ball: Southee to Karthik – Karthik denied a single after Krunal ran almost all of the pitch but Krunal somehow made it back; 4th ball: Southee to Karthik – 1 run; 5th ball: Southee to Krunal – 1 run; 6th ball: Southee to Karthik – wide; 6th ball: Southee to Karthi – 6 runs.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 3RD T20I HAMILTON: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSWhile Karthik and Krunal tried valiantly to win the game for India, Karthik’s decision to not take a single in the last over with Krunal on the other side caught everybody’s attention.pic.twitter.com/WiGs4XnittMS (@premchoprafan) February 10, 2019Both Karthik and Krunal were hitting well but the former decided to shoulder the responsibility of finishing the game for India and it was not well received by the fans.advertisementBoth captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have mentioned that Karthik’s role in the team is that of a finisher – one that MS Dhoni has held for long. And with Karthik denying a single and taking it upon himself to finish, fans drew the inevitable comparison and were not impressed by Karthik.Brilliant hitting by DK but small mistakes have a big effect on the result in T20s. Was a mistake to not take that single with Krunal at the other end.#IndVsNZSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 10, 2019The Difference between Karthik and Dhoni is that Karthik has to prove himself in every match otherwise he will be thrown away from the team#INDvNZSunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 10, 2019.@krunalpandya24 26 not-out from 13 balls and got to face only 1 ball in the final over.Hard luck, KP! #CricketMeriJaan #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/BVm2HmDguAMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 10, 2019Dinesh Karthik wasted 2 deliveries even denied taking a singleRohit Sharma & co. to Dinesh Karthik in dressing room#INDvsNZt20 #NZvIND #NZvsIND #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/IASfE3Ud1KFreaky ~ DRaval (@HODL_till_2140) February 10, 2019Mr. Dinesh Karthik you are not MS DHONI to deny a single and then finish with sixes. You might have done it once but you can’t do it every time like MS does… #INDvsNZt20Bastele Jhakday (@bastelej) February 10, 2019Mr Over-confident @DineshKarthik …….we almost had it.. #INDvNZTanmoy Ghosh (@TanmoyG98846487) February 10, 2019While there was a large section of fans that trolled Karthik for allegedly attempting to be Dhoni, many fans also defended him and felt that he was underrated for his role in the team.I remember MS Dhoni doing the exact same thing Karthik did and he had Rayudu at the other end. So stop judging, I’d actually salute Karthik for taking the responsibility on his shoulders. #NZvINDMaverick (@maverickmonger) February 10, 2019I know people would be mad, but be honest….14 off 3 needed, who would you rather want to be on strike? Karthik has chased similar scores in the past. I think he genuinely believed he could pull it off. #INDvsNZt20 #NZvIND #INDvNZShort Third Man (@vyatikram188) February 10, 2019Ppl expect Dinesh Karthik to deliver 50 runs in 18 balls almost in everymatch #INDvsNZt20Venkat (@Venkat52661433) February 10, 2019Despite the loss in the T20I series, India would go home satisfied from the long tour Down Under after drawing the T20I series vs Australia (courtesy rain), winning the Test series against Australia 2-1, beating Australia in the ODI series 2-1 and thrashing New Zealand in the ODI series 4-1.Also Read | MS Dhoni ensures Indian flag doesn’t touch the ground as fan rushes out to touch his feetAlso Read | Lots of positives and a few mistakes, says Rohit Sharma after T20I series defeatAlso Read | A brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket, says Kane Williamson after New Zealand win seriesAlso Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane, Vijay Shankar in World Cup plans, says chief selector MSK PrasadadvertisementFor 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 Tags :Follow Dinesh KarthikFollow Krunal PandyaFollow MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Think you are Dhoni? Dinesh Karthik trolled for denying Krunal Pandya strike in last overIndia vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Hamilton: Dinesh Karthik denied a single to Krunal Pandya in the final over of the match and fans trolled him for trying to do an MS Dhoni.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgIf you love Nicholas Sparks, here’s another reason to keep doing so: he loves helping kids.The novelist, known for tearjerker stories that sometime became tearjerker movies like “The Notebook” and “Dear John,” has created the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, which promotes learning, scholarship opportunities and cultural awareness for low-income families.In fall 2013, shoppers at Joss & Main helped give his non-profit a boost through the innovative program, “Curate for a Cause.” Sparks worked with the retailer to create a collection of furnishings that reflect his personality and literary style, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit his foundation. The Nicholas Sparks-inspired collection included items with an Americana look and feel, plus some fanciful Southern twists and touches.Along with some general items that reflect elements of his world and culture, vignettes were created that were inspired by several of his books.• “The Notebook” jumps back and forth between the decades describing the lingering attraction between Allie and Noah and the correspondence between them that begins and ends in a nursing home. The collection included architect’s desks, plush headboards, patterned chaises, and comfy, yet classy furnishings. The pieces have to be strong and functional yet contain some elements of Southern charm in the 1940s and modern day, plus colors and shades that evoke the look, feel and mood of coastal North Carolina. • “Dear John” shows how love remains strong over the years in spite of war and other forces that try to force it apart. As a collection of furnishings, think weathered coffee tables, throw pillows, and colonial-style décor – it’s sturdy, but also far from rustic. • “The Longest Ride,” Sparks’ newest book, shares the story of two families separated by time. There are secrets revealed and forgotten memories unearthed. The action moves from World War II to bull-riding arenas. The story’s rough-and-tumble elements of Western living co-mingle with more refined pursuits like art collecting, so the furnishings reflect the different times and generations. You’ll see wicker tables, cowhide rugs, leather sofas.Sparks isn’t the only celebrity who has been involved in “Curate for a Cause.” During the last few years, Joss & Main has invited other popular performers and writers to take part by coming up with their own lines of furnishings and charities close to their hearts.Actor Orlando Bloom, known for his work in “The Lord of the Rings,” “Hobbit” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchises, was involved in 2012. His charity of choice was Epidermolysis Bulloma Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a devastating genetic disorder. The pieces in this collection were a little more eclectic than Sparks’ softer hues, such as Herman Miller Eames lounge chairs, but reflected Bloom’s diverse and fantasy-oriented film background and creative imagination.Courteney Cox, star of “Friends” and “Cougar Town” also dedicated a portion of proceeds from her collection to the Epidermolysis Bulloma Medical Research Foundation. Her look was inspired by her own home, a blend of modern and classic styles. Her collection featured elegant poster beds, fun accent pieces, and bright throw pillows. She likes neutral items enhanced with a few bright splashes of color.last_img read more

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first_imgJamie Oliver is working with Prizeo on a fundraising campaign once again, and a special one-on-one experience is up for grabs.The star chef is offering fans a chance to win a private cooking lesson and a VIP restaurant dining experience with Jamie – all in support of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and Food Revolution Day!The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s mission is to educate people on food and cooking skills so that people can make better choices and live healthier, happier lives. The ultimate goal is to decrease diet-related diseases.For a small donation starting at $10 and up, fans can enter to win a trip to London for 2, complete with hotel accommodations at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. They’ll even get £1000 to spend, and a signed copy of Save with Jamie! And of course, they will have a private cooking lesson with Jamie and a VIP restaurant experience, too!Last year’s winner, Annie, and her guest had an awesome time – she said, “Jamie was so wonderful in person. It really was a wonderful experience and we were both so pleased to have been part of his cooking revolution!”Guaranteed rewards at various donation levels include an exclusive campaign t-shirt, a signed photo and a personalized signed book.Find out how to take part here.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twittercenter_img “There’s a certain expectation that sound culture is dude culture,” says The Blow’s Khaela Maricich.Maricich and band mate Melissa Dyne are trying to change those expectations with their latest project, WOMANPRODUCER. A website that helps provide information on the many underexposed female and non-binary conforming pioneers of pop music, WOMANPRODUCER is building an encyclopedia of hidden figures in the world of music production.“Every time we’ve been able to find an example to the contrary, it’s just really exciting and we want to take that person’s name and let people see that that actually is out there — it just hasn’t been as represented.” Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Every June, students gather with excitement to cross the stage at Convocation and, just like those before them, they are anxious and optimistic about what lies ahead.The tradition — and the attached emotions — has remained the same since Brock’s first graduates celebrated their accomplishments in 1967.This year, that inaugural Brock University class will mark the 50th anniversary of its graduation during Homecoming Weekend from Sept. 15 to 17.With a name that placed him at the top of the Convocation list, John Auld (BA ’67) was the first graduate to ever cross Brock’s stage.Brock University’s first graduates, the Class of 1967, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation during Homecoming weekend in September.He’s eager to return to campus to reconnect with past friends, classmates and faculty during the September festivities.“I returned in 1968 for the first-ever Homecoming and cannot wait to see what this year brings,” he said.Auld, who went on to become a professor of consumer studies at Guelph University, has missed some Homecoming celebrations over the years, but always makes sure to return to his old stomping grounds for the University’s milestone events. He enjoyed returning to his alma mater for Brock’s 25th, 40th and 50th anniversary celebrations.Auld said his connection to Brock has remained strong over the years, with past friendships and memories made during his time on campus considered a cherished part of his life.Brock’s founding president, the late Dr. James A. Gibson, mailed Auld a Brock University hood and robe years ago.“I wore it proudly to each and every convocation I attended,” Auld said, while reflecting fondly on the gesture.The Class of ’67 has always shown immense pride and loyalty to each other and to the University.“We were all really good friends,” Auld said, adding he is saddened that many of his classmates and professors are no longer around to share in the celebrations.Just as the graduates are proud of their connection to their alma mater, Brock is equally proud to call the group of wise, inspirational and educated individuals its first graduating class.The University will recognize and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Class of ‘67 during the Alumni Recognition Reception held Saturday, Sept. 16 in Lowenberger Dining Hall. Also honoured during the event, which begins at 2 p.m., will be the 2017 Distinguished Alumna and Faculty Distinguished Graduate award winners.More information about the reception is available online. read more

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first_imgThe presenter asked: “We talk about you as being British but you were born in Hungary, Australian citizenship, and I seem to remember that the Australian High Commissioner when you won the quarter-final said ‘Great to see an Aussie win’ and we were saying ‘Great to see a Brit win’ – so what are you?” Ms Konta laughed incredulously before she replied: “I was actually born in Australia to Hungarian parents but I’ve lived here for half my life now almost and I’m a British citizen and I’m incredibly proud to represent Great Britain… I’ve represented Britain in the Olympics so I’m definitely a British athlete.”Hundreds of people on Twitter sprang to defend the tennis star, who moved to Great Britain in 2005. John Humphrys was patronising to Johanna Konta….even saying: “Are you really a Brit then?” …he could work for passport control! #r4today— Vivid Ricky (@VividRicky) July 18, 2017 One listener asked the presenter to “grow up”, writing: “Note to John Humphrys: Johanna Konta isn’t a politician. She is a tennis player that brought joy to millions during Wimbledon. Grow up.”Another suggested alternate employment for Mr Humphrys, writing: “John Humphrys was patronising to Johanna Konta….even saying: ‘Are you really a Brit then?’ …he could work for passport control!”The BBC has been contacted for comment. This is a cringeworthy interview. Johanna Konta didn’t get through but being subjected to this is beyond the pale #r4today— AliceHeywood (@22carrots) July 18, 2017 Veteran BBC presenter John Humphrys has been accused of xenophobia and sexism after an interview with British tennis star Johanna Konta. Listeners to BBC’s Today Programme on Radio 4 were incensed to hear him question Ms Konta’s British citizenship after she made it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon.The 26-year-old had to clarify that she had lived in the country for half of her life – and that she had represented Britain in the Olympics. Another fumed: “What an appalling interview with Jo Konta by John Humphrys. Very impressed with how she kept her cool and calm.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One user wrote: “John Humphries interviewing Konta – aggressive, sexist, patronising, inaccurate and xenophobic. How is this allowed BBC?!” Well done to Johanna Konta for dealing with that nonsense from Humphrys #r4today— Adam Shaw-Mellors (@adamshawmellors) July 18, 2017last_img read more

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They were once happy to parade through the host cities of the World Cup, proudly displaying not only their loyalty to the team but also their own unique charms.Who can forget after all the sight of Victoria Beckham, Coleen McLoughlin and Louise Bonsall as they lit up the streets of Baden-Baden with their blend of high glamour and girl-next door, dancing on nightclub tables and holding impromptu shopping trips in front of the world’s press during Germany 2006.But today’s generation of WAGs appear to be far more shy and retiring.So much so that the FA has retained the services of Farrer & Co, the Queen’s solicitors, to safeguard the privacy of the wives and girlfriends of England’s 2018 World Cup squad.With intense focus on the on-pitch fortunes of the players a number of their partners are understood to have expressed concern at the prospect of finding themselves the subject of attention over the coming weeks.The FA is also concerned that coverage of what the players’ families are doing – either back home or in Russia – could distract the team.It comes despite Rebekah Vardy, the wife of England striker Jamie, giving interviews and explaining on social media why says she is taking the couple’s children out of school to travel to Russia to support him.She said: “I’m going initially for 12 straight days, so we’re taking the kids out of school, and I’ve got the school’s blessing to do so. I don’t have to go, but I couldn’t not go. I want to be there to support my husband.” In response to some criticism of her decision Mrs Vardy – who has previously appeared on I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here – added: “My kids have the opportunity of experiencing something amazing! It’s not a holiday on the beach. Also a tutor and homework! So in reality I’m homeschooling for 12 days… problem with that?”A number of the other WAGs also frequently appear on social media, with the likes of Megan Davison, the girlfriend of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford; defender Phil Jones’s wife Kaya and Dele Alli’s 23-year-old girlfriend Ruby Mae, a model, posting photograph of themselves along with comments about their daily lives.Many of the team’s partners appear to have stayed away from Russia, perhaps daunted not only by the huge distances involved in travelling to England’s matches, but also the poor state of relations between Putin’s regime and the west.Kaya and Phil Jones were apart for their wedding anniversary on Saturday, with Mrs Jones, who gave birth to a baby daughter last month, posting a plane emoji and heart on Twitter, saying “sending all our love to you”.Similarly, Ms Davison posted a photograph of herself on Instagram in a white spotted dress standing on an apartment balcony in Vilamoura, Portugal, as her boyfriend prepared for England’s opening match against Tunisia tomorrow.Several of the player’s partners are reluctant to discuss their relationships in public, preferring to remain out of sight, just as many of the current squad have yet to become household names compared to the superstar status of previous player such as David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.Rebecca Burnett – the 27-year old’s wife of Jordan Henderson, shies away from media attention, as do John Stones’s girlfriend Millie Savage and Fabian Delph’s wife Natalie.Russia 2018 looks likely to be an altogether more restrained affair than Germany 2006.“It’s not like Baden-Baden where we’re all going to be going out getting drunk and dancing on tables, and things like that,” said Mrs Vardy. Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie Vardy, arriving at Elland Road with her children to watch England v Costa Rica friendly before the start of the World Cup in Russia Victoria Beckham arriving at an event during the 2006 World Cup in Germany Victoria Beckham arriving at the Brenner Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, during the 2006 World Cup in GermanyCredit:C. Uncle/FilmMagic Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie Vardy, arriving at Elland Road with her children to watch England v Costa Rica friendly before the start of the World Cup in RussiaCredit:Splash News Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgPhilippi-Hagenbuch Inc., a global leader in off-highway truck customisation, has introduced the Push Block for articulated and rigid-frame trucks. PHIL engineered the Push Block to integrate with the rear chassis on off-highway trucks ranging from 20 to 400 tons. The optimal positioning of the Push Block allows operators a safe and engineered “push point” to dislodge trucks from areas with poor ground conditions without damaging the truck body or pushing equipment.“Contractors on large jobsites, from road construction projects to dam building sites, traverse sticky, muddy ground that can cause trucks to become stuck,” said Josh Swank, PHIL Vice President of Sales. “Prior to the development of the Push Block, support equipment, such as a dozer, pushed directly on the truck body to move it to dryer ground where it could regain traction. This type of pushing on the truck can damage the tyres, hinge and even the body since there’s no component of a truck designed to take this type of pin-point pressure.”The Push Block provides a stable assembly that transfers rear pushing force directly to the truck’s frame, preventing damage. By transferring the pushing and pulling forces through the Push Block to the truck frame, operations prevent damage, downtime and the associated costs without affecting the loading process or payload. Without the Push Block, trucks can experience body damage that impacts material flow or tailgate damage of as much as $15,000. An integrated hook also allows the Push Block to be used for pulling a disabled or stuck off-highway truck.PHIL designed the articulating Push Block for simplicity and durability. The Push Block pivots downward for unobstructed dumping, and is made of high-strength, abrasive-resistant Hardox 450 steel to ensure long-term stability. PHIL offers the Push Block alone or as part of a versatile, customisable package designed to enhance productivity. Incorporating a load ejector, for example, minimises carryback within the truck bed while sideboards increase carrying capacity and Autogate® Tailgates further maximise volumetric capacity and reduce carryback for haul trucks working in applications with sticky materials.last_img read more

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first_imgIonMonkey, the new JavaScript engine Mozilla has been building for Firefox, is now just a single release away from making its way to the stable release channel. Firefox 18 arrived for beta users this week, and it’s bolted on IonMonkey as well as several other fairly major additions.Firefox 18 will finally catch up to Safari and Opera on OS X by adding support for Retina displays, and Mozilla’s open source PDF.js reader has brought integrated viewing of Adobe‘s ubiquitous document format. Mozilla has also added support for W3C touch events, which should help make Firefox 18 a better fit on the numerous Windows 8 convertibles, touchscreen notebooks, and all-in-ones that are now arriving on store shelves.There’s also been one key security-related update: Firefox 18 can now disable insecure content on sites that are being accessed via HTTPS. It’s a privacy protection feature, and will prevent those insecure connections from leaking data. To turn it on, head to about:config and search for allowinsecure. Make sure network.websocket.allowInsecureFromHTTPS is set to false — it appears to be by default, but it never hurts to check.Mozilla has done a good job of keeping pace with Google in terms of functionality in recent times, and with IonMonkey now on board, Firefox has taken a big step forward in performance, too. In a quick run through the Sunspider benchmark, Firefox 18 put up a time that was just 15ms slower than the Chrome 24 beta. And while solid benchmark results don’t always translate to gains on the real Web, Firefox 18 definitely seems to handle JavaScript-heavy websites better than the previous version did. Gmail fires up faster, for example. Perhaps not blisteringly so, but there’s enough of a difference that you’ll notice.More at Mozillalast_img read more

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first_img Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 12:05 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Short URL 37 Comments 10,770 Views Share Tweet Email1 By Michelle Hennessy In its correspondence, revealed by RTÉ last year, IMAC said it agreed with reports describing MMA as “pornographic, sadistic and voyeuristic to its core”.When contacted by this website, President of IMAC, Brendan Dowling, would only comment that discussions about the regulation of MMA were “ongoing”.Kavanagh said he believes MMA has been a “soft target” in recent years: “It’s a popular sport, it’s going to get you headlines.”“At least before you make up your mind, open your mind,” he urged.“If that’s not possible, if we can’t fit together and decide on a path, that will take longer for sure. I’m not sure how long, but we’ll keep chipping away.”TheJournal.ie asked spokespeople for both Minister Ross and junior sports minister Patrick O’Donovan how much MMA they had seen and whether this was pro or amateur, in gyms, live events or on a screen. Neither responded.Questioned recently in the Dáil about the topic, Ross said Sport Ireland was continuing its engagement with representatives with a view to the establishment of appropriate governance arrangements for mixed martial arts.“While I am keen that this should proceed as quickly as possible, the process is a detailed and rigorous one and it is not possible in these circumstances to determine a precise timescale for its completion.”This week TheJournal.ie spent time with former MMA fighter Paddy Holohan at SBG Tallaght, where children as young as 7 are taking classes. See our report tonight to find out why the young people in Tallaght are so passionate about it and read their views on the safety of the sport. Read: Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle ‘disturbing’ MMA>center_img IN HIS LATEST statements about MMA, Minister for Sport Shane Ross said he found some parts of it “quite disturbing” and that rules should ensure there is an “absence of brutality or savagery”.“I know a lot was made of Shane Ross’ comment, but there wasn’t really anything in it that disturbed me,” John Kavanagh, coach to MMA champion Conor McGregor told TheJournal.ie this week.He and his colleagues in Irish MMA circles are, in fact, “running towards” the regulation Ross has been talking about. They, like the many politicians who have spoken out about the sport, want fighters to be safe from the amateur level right up to the top.“In theory now, anybody can run an MMA event on a Saturday night and they could run it to whatever standard they see fit.”March last year saw the establishment of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA), of which Kavanagh is president. The body does not have any legal powers right now, but still “the vast majority” of active MMA clubs have signed up, he said.As a group, we’ve done things like we have an insurance policy that all clubs can avail of specific for MMA. We’re going through the process so we can do garda vetting for coaches of juniors and vulnerable adults. We want to be come a proper national governing body.“We lean on promoters to follow safety standards, which are very high – equal to that of the UFC and of professional boxing.”The problem now is that clubs and promoters are under no obligation to follow the IMMAA’s standards “and we can’t stop them from doing that”.‘Sadistic and voyeuristic’ Kavanagh has been working with Sport Ireland and is positive about the progress that has been made so far. The main question is whether regulation of MMA will come under an organisation that already exists – the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC) – or whether the sport will have a separate national body.“We have an important meeting coming up in the next few weeks to decide that. If we fit in under the umbrella of IMAC which is already an established organisation for martial arts, that would be the quicker route,” he explained.He is likely to face opposition from IMAC, however, as it wrote to the Olympic Committee of Ireland last year saying that MMA is not a sport and is instead like “dog fighting”. How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland? Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process. Ross said he finds some of the scenes in MMA “quite disturbing”. http://jrnl.ie/3209662 Jan 29th 2017, 12:05 AM Ross said he finds some of the scenes in MMA “quite disturbing”. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgL’iPhone 4 arrivera le 24 juin en FranceFrance – L’iPhone 4 sera disponible dès le 24 juin en France. En attendant, Steve Jobs a présenté hier l’appareil aux développeurs. Une opération séduction réussie.Lundi soir, Steve Jobs a comme prévu présenté le successeur de l’iPhone 3GS lors de la WWDC organisée en Californie : “Nous allons faire le plus grand bond en avant depuis le premier iPhone.” Un effet d’annonce plutôt ambitieux lorsque l’on connaît le succès dont ont déjà bénéficié les premiers iPhone.À lire aussiLe jour du dépassement, c’est quoi exactement ? L’iPhone 4 sera-t-il vraiment une révolution ? Le patron d’Apple a révélé quelles étaient les nouveautés de l’appareil disponible le 24 juin en France, et celles-ci semblent permettre d’affirmer que oui ! “Avec 9,3 millimètres d’épaisseur, c’est le smartphone le plus fin du monde. La résolution affiche 326 pixels par pouces. Un tel niveau de performance poussera l’utilisateur à ne pas pouvoir revenir en arrière.” Steve Jobs est ambitieux et énumère par la suite les autres nouveautés de son produit : “Une caméra frontale apparaît, un slot est prévu pour les cartes micro-sim et un appareil photo d’une capacité de 5 millions de pixels. Je pense que c’est bien ce que beaucoup de gens attendaient.” L’autre grande performance de l’iPhone 4 est son autonomie: 6 heures en conversation 3G et près de 300 heures en mode veille. L’appareil sera disponible au prix de 199 dollars pour le 16 Go et 299 dollars pour le 32 Go aux États-Unis. Le 8 juin 2010 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgHelen Woodward staff members and 80 rescued animals to return from Houston Tuesday RANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) — 9/4/2017 — The Helen Woodward Animal Center is expecting 80 orphaned cats and dogs from Houston to arrive Tuesday. The non-profit, located in Rancho Sante Fe, sent a team of four veterinarian technicians to the flood-ravaged area Thursday. They spent time helping shelters, inundated with abandoned animals from Hurricane Harvey, by administering vaccinations and medications.The team will return with animals that were already in shelters, to make room for the countless others who still need to be reunited with their owners. Southwest Airlines partnered with the animal center, offering free passage for the team of vets and animals. Helen Woodward Center is also raising money for the Montgomery-County Animal Shelter in Texas, which has the bigger burden of taking in not only dogs and cats but abandoned livestock, horses, and reptiles. The flight lands in San Diego around noon. The animals will then be transported to the center around 2 p.m. The center is inviting the public to come welcome the new animals to San Diego, while also informing them how they can adopt or become foster parents. Foster parenting allows the animals to become socialized so they can find a forever home faster. There is a critical need for cat fosters parents. For more information, visit the Helen Woodward Animal Center Facebook page. 8/31/2017 — Four staff members from the Helen Woodward Animal Center boarded a plane Thursday morning bound for Texas to help rescue stranded animals. With the Houston-Hobby Airport remaining closed, the flight was Austin-bound with an SUV ready to drive the group to the Lone Star Convention Center where Montgomery County-based rescue organization – Operation Pets Alive! – had set up an emergency shop. There, 100s of orphan dogs and cats pulled from devastated Houston shelters are waiting for rescue and Helen Woodward Animal Center is ready to assist.The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey has captured the media spotlight globally for days, depicting unimaginable loss and nightmarish scenarios few can imagine.For the staff at Helen Woodward Animal Center, however, the tales have a ring of familiarity to them.  In 2012, Center staff welcomed 60 orphan dogs and cats from New Jersey (who had been stranded in underwater shelters during Hurricane Sandy), via a donated charter from Southwest.  Similarly, in 2005, the Center aided with the transportation and placement of Hurricane Katrina animal victims.  The impact of helping those who were unable to help themselves, orphan dogs and cats facing displacement and possible euthanasia, made its mark on all who had a hand in it.One such person is now Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Director of Operations Jennifer Shorey. In 2012, Shorey had been part of a team who had donated their services to the Helen Woodward Animal Center rescue by chaperoning the orphan pets across the country.  Her work with those rescued dogs and cats played a part in her decision to begin working with Helen Woodward Animal Center.  “You look at all of those faces and know that their stay at the shelter was meant to be temporary,” Shorey stated.  “It was supposed to lead them to forever homes.  But when something as devastating as a hurricane hits, so much has to be left behind.  People lose their homes, their possessions, and just focus on survival.  And those orphan pets are left behind too.  You realize how much of a difference you can make and how many lives you can save.”Helen Woodward Animal Center’s rescue of Houston pets was initiated by a call for help from Operation Pets Alive! – a non-profit, all volunteer organization “striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill Community.”  Helen Woodward President and CEO Mike Arms immediately agreed to assist.  As in 2012, Southwest also jumped in to donate the use of a plane, with Southwest Employees donating their time, all for the extraordinary rescue.“These are the silent victims,” Arms said. “There are shelters that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, without electricity, without supplies.  Operation Pets Alive! has taken in an overwhelming number of orphan dogs and cats who had inhabited those shelters before the storm and were suddenly facing euthanasia simply because they had no place to go.  We are honored to help save those lives and we are lucky to have incredible friends like Southwest to help make this all possible.”Tuesday, Sep. 5, approximately 80 orphan dogs and cats (from Operation Pets Alive!) are flying across the country to Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. “The devastation of Hurricane Harvey has impacted a number of our communities along the Gulf.  Our hearts are with our Customers, Employees, family and friends who have experienced loss and devastation from the storm,” said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Chief Communications Officer.  “We’re so happy to partner with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to extend hope to Houston by transporting shelter animals to a new home in San Diego, while making additional space for family pets whose humans are currently displaced.  Our Employees care so deeply for our Customers and all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including our sweet little four-legged friends.”HOW YOU CAN HELP: Helen Woodward Animal Center is also sending a $5,000 donation to Operations Pets Alive! to assist with the continued orphan animal rescue efforts and encourages other to make a donation to the organization as well. To do so, please log onto https://poundwishes.com/donate/2159787/help-for-harvey-s-homeless-pets.To assist the Houston arrivals here in San Diego, Helen Woodward Animal Center asks for the donation of towels and blankets.  Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: August 31, 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 12 August 31, 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption , Show Caption Hide Caption last_img read more

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first_imgAt Comic-Con, Marvel president reveals Mahershala Ali as “Blade” AP, July 20, 2019 AP Posted: July 20, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali will be Marvel’s new “Blade.”Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige closed out an epic presentation Saturday at Comic-Con with the news.Ali joined his fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe stars on stage and simply put on a black baseball hat that had the word “Blade.”No other details, including a release date or director, were announced. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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first_imgPublishers upload content into the Adrenalin content management system using XML/RSS feeds and, through a single interface, the content is automatically outputted to print, web, mobile, and tablet platforms. Mediaspectrum works with publishers to establish custom templates, creating a “baseline that allows you to pump out this information automatically,” says Miller. Then, a publisher has the option of spending additional time on further customization. The tool allows publishers to create two types of apps: a more customized “Adrenalin News Reader” or what it calls its “Replica+,” which recreates the print version with the option of adding videos and additional content. Miller says that, while the former has become increasingly more popular, the latter may actually help publishers and advertisers better understand the print product: “You can see how the content is read, where there are clicks on the page, and you can go back to advertisers and say, ‘This is how readers respond here.’” Mediaspectrum, a “cloud computing platform,” has released a 2.0 version of its Adrenalin tool, which allows publishers to create customized apps, integrated with advertising and subscription systems. The new version now supports Android as well as Apple and features a “more robust” ad serving and tracking system that monitors banner ad clicks as well as content read, both online and offline.“I’m being told by publishers more and more that their advertisers are demanding they become much more measurable with what’s happening with their advertising,” says John Miller, strategy consultant to Mediaspectrum. “What you read online or in an iPad format is probably at least, if not more important than what banner ad you click on. The deep data Adrenalin 2.0 provides is compelling to advertisers.”center_img Morris Communications, publisher of 13 daily and 28 weekly newspapers as well 18 magazines, has implemented all of its content and ad production into the Mediaspectrum system, creating “one big platform and a single source of data.” Adrenalin can work with other content management systems as well, but Miller calls this type of consolidation “the holy grail”: “The more separate systems you have, the more siloed your data is.”The tool also aims to offer cost-savings: “I work with a lot of publishers who can’t afford to put out even a single iPad app or edition,” says Miller, who has worked for twenty years as a magazine and newspaper consultant. While pricing varies based on the scope of each project, he says, “Most publishers are spending way too much money on their production process and producing their digital assets. We pretty much guarantee that [new Adrenalin users] are going to be paying less than they’re paying now.”last_img read more

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first_imgWipro, India’s third largest software services exporter, said on Wednesday that it will be buying Viteos Group, a BPaaS provider for the Alternative Investment Management Industry, for $130 million.The news of the acquisition did not impact Wipro’s share price, with the stock trading with a modest gain of 0.13% at Rs 556.40 on the BSE at around 1.35 pm.The Sensex was trading at 25,844, up 0.99%.New Jersey-based Viteos has about 400 employees and specialises in shadow-accounting services, besides providing customised outsourcing activities across all asset classes, Wipro said in a statement on Wednesday.Brokergage Angel Broking said that Viteos had revenues of $26.5 million in 2014-15, translating into a market cap of 4.9 times its FY2015 earnings. It added that Viteos Group’s revenues will fully reflect in Wipro’s revenues in FY17 and contribute 0.3% to its sales for 2016-17.Wipro said that the acquisition will strengthen its capital markets domain.”The IT services industry is moving to an ‘as-a-Service’ model, and the future of BPS is going to be BPaaS (Business Process as-a-Service). Viteos will further our strategy in the Capital markets domain,” said Shaji Farooq, President & Chief Executive of Finance Solutions at Wipro.Viteos Group founder and CEO Shankar Iyer said the acquisition will enable the company to grow further.”Our search for a global partner who gives Viteos exceptional market reach in expanding our presence while preserving the entrepreneurial characteristics of Viteos culminated with this acquisition by Wipro. It gives me immense pleasure in continuing to be part of a growth story that can reach even greater heights,” he said.Viteos Group comprises Viteos Fund Services LLC, Viteos Capital Market Services Limited and Viteos Fund Services Limited and has offices in the US and India.The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and will be completed in the quarter ending 31 March, 2016, Wipro added in its statement.last_img read more

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first_imgPolice arrested a young man from Natun Bandura of Nawabganj upazila in Dhaka on Wednesday night for posting a comment on Facebook ‘defaming Islam’.The arrestee is Bikash Saha, 24, son of Bhakta Saha of the area and also a third year student of Dohar Nawabganj College.Shafiqul Islam, sub-inspector of Nawabganj police station said they arrested Bikash for making ‘derogatory comments’ on Islam on his Facebook wall.On Thursday, Moajaddid Hossain Khan, a resident of Bagmara area, filed a case under section 57 of the ICT Act against Bikash, he said.last_img

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first_img Share Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner denied any wrongdoing in the Russia case last July, and the administration is now restoring his top-level security clearance.Updated at 3:50 p.m. ETWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, is regaining a top security clearance following a marathon interview last month with special counsel investigators, a person familiar with the matter said.Kushner met with Justice Department investigators for seven or eight hours in his second interview in the Russia investigation, the person said. The session covered “all the appropriate topics,” including the campaign, the presidential transition and post-inauguration events such as the firing of FBI Director James Comey.Kushner’s business and financial dealings did not come up either in his April interview with the special counsel’s office or in an earlier one last November that mostly focused on former national security adviser Mike Flynn, the person said.The developments appeared to be a positive turn for Kushner. One lawyer who regularly represents government employees in security clearance matters said the White House’s decision about Kushner’s clearance suggested he may be escaping the cloud from the Russia imbroglio.“Certainly if I were Jared Kushner, I would be breathing a sigh of relief and sleeping easier tonight,” said national security attorney Mark Zaid.“The favorable adjudication is not dispositive that he’s out of the crosshairs,” Zaid said. “But it’s certainly reasonable to believe if there were a significant criminal problem, the special counsel’s office would have given the intelligence community a heads-up to withhold the favorable adjudication.”Kushner’s clearance was downgraded in February as part of a broader effort within the White House to impose stricter requirements following the resignation of then-staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter and others, as it then emerged, had been working in sensitive jobs with tentative clearances.Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told NPR on Wednesday that he and Trump were not worried about Kushner’s meeting with the special counsel’s office.“They can spend all the time they want with Jared. He’s got no knowledge of Russian collusion of any kind,” Giuliani said.Key player in 2016 raceKushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, was a top player in the 2016 Trump campaign and had several contacts that year as the Russian government launched a wave of active measures against the U.S. election.In June 2016, Kushner joined his brother-in-law Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump campaign’s then-chairman, Paul Manafort, for a meeting in Trump Tower with a delegation of Russians. Emails to Trump Jr. described an offer of help to the campaign from the Russian government, although the tip that Kushner, Trump Jr. and Manafort are believed to have gotten was not the potent dirt they were expecting on Hillary Clinton.Kushner was later present at an event also attended by then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, an adviser to the campaign, and Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States. After Inauguration Day, Kushner and Flynn met with the ambassador, and then Kushner later met with the head of a Russian state-controlled bank.Kushner told congressional investigators last summer that he wasn’t aware of any conspiracy between Trump campaign aides and Russia’s attack on the election and that he had done nothing wrong.“I am very grateful for the opportunity to set the record straight,” he said then. “I also have tried to provide context for my role in the campaign, and I am proud of the candidate that we supported, of the campaign that we ran, and the victory that we achieved.”NPR correspondent Ryan Lucas contributed to this report.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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