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first_imgA general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Alabama football had a weird first half against FCS squad The Citadel, which became the first team to score a point against the Crimson Tide this month.The game went to halftime 10-10. For the rarely satisfied Nick Saban, it might’ve been the ideal outcome, as it gave him reason to motivate the team that some believe may go down as one of the best in college football history.Ultimately, things went the way you’d expect after the break. Alabama cruised out to a 50-17 win.Still, the game showed that the Tide can be a bit vulnerable in spots, and it had an impact on ESPN’s Football Power Index.After yesterday’s college football action, Clemson has jumped Alabama football for the No. 1 spot in ESPN’s FPI.There has been a bit of a narrative that Clemson isn’t that far off of Alabama growing, and FPI certainly supports it.The Tigers knocked off a solid Duke team 35-7. After next weekend’s rivalry clash with South Carolina, Clemson will officially face Pittsburgh for the ACC title.FPI gives Clemson a 95.7-percent chance to win the conference. Alabama is at 64.5-percent chance, since Georgia is a pretty talented club in the eventual SEC title bout.[ESPN]last_img read more

first_imgNokia 3.2 launched in India with Google Assistant button, price starts at Rs 8,990The Nokia 3.2 is an affordable Android One device that comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button, large display and a two-day battery life, among other things. Check out its price in India, release date and specs right here.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 14:11 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Nokia 3.2 price in India starts at Rs 8,990 for the 2GB + 16GB storage variant.The Nokia 3.2 will go on sale starting May 23 via offline retail stores and Nokia.com/phones.The Nokia 3.2 is an affordable phone with a Google Assistant button, 2-day battery and large 6.26-inch display.After launching the Nokia 4.2 (Review) in India earlier this month, HMD Global has now brought the Nokia 3.2 to the country. First announced at MWC 2019, the Nokia 3.2 is a budget smartphone that slots just below the Nokia 4.2. It highlights a large waterdrop display along with stock Android 9 Pie, a two-day battery life and a couple of unique buttons that includes an LED notification light power button and Google Assistant button, among other things.The Nokia 3.2 price in India starts at Rs 8,990 for the 2GB + 16GB storage variant. It also comes in a 3GB + 32GB option that comes at a recommended best buy price of Rs 10,790. The Nokia 3.2 will be available in Black and Steel colour options across top mobile retail stores in India and via Nokia.com/phones starting Thursday, May 23.HMD has also announced a few offers on the Nokia 3.2. Firstly, Vodafone and Idea subscribers purchasing the Nokia 3.2 will get a Rs 2,500 instant cashback in the form of 50 vouchers of Rs 50 each. These vouchers can be redeemed on recharges of Rs 199 and above. Customers purchasing the device through HDFC Bank Credit or Debit cards on EMI or regular transaction can also avail 10 per cent cashback. This offer will be available at retail outlets from May 23 to June 15. Lastly, consumers can also use promo code “LAUNCHGIFT” to receive a gift card of Rs 1,000 on purchasing the Nokia 3.2 via Nokia.com/phones. Additionally, consumers will also get a free one-time screen-replacement for a six-month period.Nokia 3.2 specificationsThe Nokia 3.2 is the second phone after the Nokia 4.2 to bring a droplet-style notch, allowing for a full-screen display. The handset sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (1520×720) TFT LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass protection. The Nokia 3.2 is a fairly large handset measuring 159.44 x 76.24 x 8.60 mm and weighing 181 grams. It gets a plastic unibody shell on the back that comes in Black and Steel colours.advertisementThe latest Nokia smartphone packs a Snapdragon 429 chipset paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. It is offered with up to 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and the Nokia 3.2 also supports face unlock.The Nokia 3.2 is the most affordable phone to come with a dedicated Google Assistant button. The idea is to offer a quick and convenient way to access the Google AI. A simple tap of the button will bring up Assistant even on lock screen. The Nokia 3.2 also gets a notification light power button like the Nokia 4.2. The power button lights up upon receiving a missed call or unread message.The budget Android One smartphone ships with a clean and stock Android 9 pie software with all its features such as gesture-based navigation, Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Display and Digital Wellbeing, among others. It gets a single 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.HMD Global is promises a two-day battery life with the Nokia 3.2 as it houses a large 4,000mAh capacity. The charging will take place over a microUSB port and you will get a 10W charger with the box. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, aptX and a 3.5mm headphone jack.ALSO READ | Nokia 4.2 review: Premium and compact Android One phone on a budgetGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HMD GlobalFollow Nokia 3.2last_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk NottinghamJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 21:51 IST West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell celebrates after taking Steve Smith’s catch. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell dismissed Australia’s Steve Smith with a phenomenal catchSheldon Cottrell also removed Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch as WI opted to bowl firstAustralia set a target of 289 runs against West Indies at the World Cup 2019Not more than a week ago England’s Ben Stokes left the cricket fraternity amazed with his flying catch during the World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa. But West Indies Sheldon Cottrell, on Thursday, gave Stokes stiff competition for the catch of the tournamenr when he took a staggering catch at the boundary fence to remove Australia’s Steve Smith.It all happened in the 45th over of the game when Steve Smith, absorbing all the pressure after Australia’s early collapse, smacked an Oshane Thomas delivery for a six to the backward square leg fence.Just then, Sheldon Cotrell came down running to his left from fine leg to catch the ball in his left arm. But as the moemntum was taking Cotrell close to the boundary fence, he flicked the ball in the air, and came back in time to catch it again.Before producing the best show of his athleticism, the West Indies pacer removed Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch in quick succession as Yellow Army managed to get a total of 288, riding on the back of a phenomenal 60-ball 92 knock from Nathan Coulter Nile.Cottrell, who was a soldier by profession earlier, is famously known for his salute celeberation that he had introduced against Pakistan during their first World Cup to show his respect to the Jamaica Defence Force.However, after taking that catch on Thursday, Cottrell was saluted by fans on Twitter.Stunning. Just stunning, that catch from Cottrell. Deserves two salutes!Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 6, 2019And the US marines just saw Sheldon Cottrell’s catch! pic.twitter.com/bz7f952lM8advertisementJoy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) June 6, 2019Well you have to salute that Sheldon Cottrell !! #CWC2019 pic.twitter.com/dkdp75QQ7tsimon hughes (@theanalyst) June 6, 2019Whenever Cottrell gets a wicket#AusvsWi pic.twitter.com/kvl2M1CMzs(@Itz_hrithik) June 6, 2019Was that catch by Sheldon Cottrell better than the catch by @benstokes38 ? @cricketworldcup #AUSvsWIAlan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) June 6, 2019Sheldon Cottrell what a catch. Probably catch of the tournament so far! #CricketWorldCup #AUSvsWI pic.twitter.com/CssW0EMIoNjimmy kumar (@100KuMaR001) June 6, 2019Sheldon Cottrell you beauty… Ben Stoke’s hold over greatest catch ever lasted less than a week. #CWC19 #AusvWIChetan Narula (@chetannarula) June 6, 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is the new coolAlso Read | No more balidan for Dhoni: ICC objects to Army insignia on his glovesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sheldon CottrellFollow Australia vs West Indies Next view more view less graphs scorecard advertisement World Cup 2019: Tweeple salute Sheldon Cottrell for his magical catchWorld Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell left cricket fans in awe with his unbelievable catch at the boundary fence to remove Australia batsman Steve Smith. No data available! commentarylast_img read more

first_img More than 100,000 persons are expected to attend the three-day event which will be held on the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon, from August 5-7, under the theme: ‘Grow What You Eat…Eat What You Grow – a Salute to Our Farmers, Nation Builders’. President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Chairman of the Denbigh Show Committee, Norman Grant, has given the assurance that adequate security will be in place for the 65th Annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Grant said that security will be boosted with the installation of a surveillance system and the addition of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel.This is in addition to the police and private security persons who are usually part of the security arrangements for the event, he added.More than 100,000 persons are expected to attend the three-day event which will be held on the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon, from August 5-7, under the theme: ‘Grow What You Eat…Eat What You Grow – a Salute to Our Farmers, Nation Builders’.Patrons from Kingston and St. Andrew and parts of St. Catherine who will be attending the show will have an opportunity to travel in style and comfort on premium buses.The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will again provide transportation services from the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, Portmore Mall and Spanish Town Transport Centre. Park and ride passengers will be accommodated at the Lyndhurst Road Depot.The cost is $1,700 per adult and $1,400 per child round trip.Children under three years old will travel free.Buses will depart the Lyndhurst Road Depot at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Half-Way Tree Transport Centre at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; Portmore Mall Lay-by at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and the Spanish Town Transport Centre at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Departure times from Denbigh will be 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., daily.Tickets outlets are: JUTC Greater Portmore Office; JUTC Downtown Hub and the Spanish Town and Half-Way Tree Transport Centres.For further information and bookings, persons are being asked to call the toll-free line at 1-888-588-2287 or 749-3192-9 and 570-1789. Commuters with Smarter Cards may use them to ride on the buses. President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Chairman of the Denbigh Show Committee, Norman Grant, has given the assurance that adequate security will be in place for the 65th Annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_imgStellarton will have more land available for recreational and economic development purposes thanks to a transfer of Crown land by the province. Premier John Hamm announced today, Sept. 21, that about 265 hectares (655 acres) will be transferred to the town in three phases. “Our decision to transfer these lands is the result of the vision and the dedication of the local government,” said Premier Hamm. “It stands as a model for what can be achieved when provincial and local governments work together to meet the needs of the community.” “This land transfer will provide for continued economic development, and future recreational and municipal uses for the people of this community,” said Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt. “When this transaction is completed, Stellarton will have more property for commercial, industrial and residential use.” About one-third of the total land will be transferred in the near future, after surveying is completed. Subsequent phases of the land transfer will take place when coal extraction and remediation are completed by the leasing company, Pioneer Coal; and after remediation is approved by the departments of Environment and Labour and Natural Resources. “Stellarton welcomes this announcement,” said Mayor Art Fitt. “Our town is growing and we have plans for it to grow even more. I am pleased that Premier Hamm and Mr. Hurlburt share our dreams and ambitions for this community.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri was Wednesday elected as the new Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. This comes two days after the BJP proved its majority on the floor of the House, and former Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar resigned.Kageri, a senior BJP leader, was the only one to file his nomination papers for the post on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and leaders Govind Karjol, R Ashok, Jagadish Shettar, K S Eshwarappa and S Suresh Kumar. With the majority in the House, it is a convention for the BJP to elect a Speaker. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “We received only one nomination that was of Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri,” an official in the Karnataka Assembly secretariat was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. On Monday, the BJP sailed through the trust vote in the Assembly after the Speaker disqualified 11 Congress and three JD(S) MLAs. This effectively brought down the majority mark to 105, equivalent to the current strength of 105 of the BJP, which also enjoyed the support of an Independent MLA. Congress has 66 members, while JD(S) has 34 in the House. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Three days after the Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost a floor test in the House 99-105, Yediyurappa was sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka for the fourth time, Who is Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri? Kageri is a six-time MLA from Ankola constituency. He was first elected to the Assembly from the seat in 1994. Kageri was an active member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Sangh Pariwar, before joining politics. In the state government, he has served as minister for primary and secondary education. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Canadian home sales fell for the first time in five months in September amid weakening markets in Vancouver and Toronto.The Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday national home sales dropped 0.4 per cent last month compared to August, marking the first month-over-month decline since April.Home sales moved lower in more than half of all local markets, led by Vancouver Island and Edmonton, along with several markets in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe region.The drop came as home sales compared with a year ago fell 8.9 per cent.In Vancouver, sales were down by 1.5 per cent and benchmark prices fell by 1.2 per cent last month. In Toronto, sales fell by 0.5 per cent and benchmark prices were up slightly by 0.1 per cent.CREA president Barb Sukkau says rising mortgage rates and the new mortgage stress test will continue to influence the balance between supply and demand with most markets expected to “become even more restrictive” in the months to come.The group’s chief economist Gregory Klump adds that time will tell how these factors will play out for certain cities.“In markets with an abundant supply of homes and slower sales activity, buyers have the upper hand when it comes to negotiations over price,” he said in a statement.“However, in places where buyers are keen to make a purchase but there’s a shortage of homes for sale, sellers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to price. It will be interesting to see how supply and demand respond to rising interest rates amid this year’s new mortgage stress-test.”The new mortgage stress test came into effect in January, adding downward pressure on property values that were still adjusting to other newly introduced measures such as a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax in Ontario.TD Economics says the report points to a more “moderate pace” for the Canadian housing market in the coming quarters.“This is consistent with our forecast calling for resale activity to rise at a more moderate pace in coming quarters, as increasing borrowing costs and stretched affordability conditions in key markets keep a lid on demand,” bank economist Rishi Sondhi said in a note.The association says the national average price for a home sold in September was just under $487,000, up 0.2 per cent compared with a year ago.Excluding the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Vancouver Area, the average price was just over $383,000.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgWhen We All Vote — a new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit – is partnering with the Voices Project, a national addiction advocacy organization led by author and activist Ryan Hampton.Together, the organizations are launching the new platform Recovery Voices Vote, powered by Rock the Vote.Recovery Voices Vote aims to register new voters who are in recovery from addiction. People affected by addiction represent one of the largest constituency groups in America. Over 23 million people are in recovery, and 21 million are suffering from addiction. As an emerging group, the recovery movement is immense, and includes millions of people in recovery, as well as their families, friends, and communities. A partnership with When We All Vote is a massive step toward equality and civic participation for Americans with substance use disorder.The first major outreach and visibility opportunity will be an event in partnership with the Above the Noise Foundation on September 29th at Recovery Fest: a music festival where thousands of people will be able to register to vote in person.Macklemore, an acclaimed performer in recovery who is headlining the festival, said, “Voting is one important way we can begin to end the silence and stigma surrounding addiction and work toward proactive policy solutions to the opioid epidemic.”Recovery voters are key to the upcoming elections. The best way to involve people in recovery in the national conversation about addiction is to encourage them to use their voices in the voting booth.The Voices Project was founded by Ryan Hampton, a person in recovery and the author of American Fix, publishing August 28 from St. Martin’s Press. After losing many friends to fatal overdoses, Ryan realized that substance use related deaths are America’s most urgent and preventable public health crisis. Every four minutes, another life is lost. One in three households includes a person who has issues with substance use. Hampton has centered those voices to shatter the stigma of recovery, help save lives, and end the drug epidemic.When We All Vote is co-chaired by Michelle Obama and some of America’s most trusted voices, including Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. By harnessing the power of partner organizations’ and campaign ambassadors’ voices, When We All Vote reaches millions of Americans and encourages them to participate by voting.“Our partnership with When We All Vote is a huge opportunity for the recovery community to make its voice heard,” said Ryan Hampton. “The stigma of addiction is so strong that many people forget that they have a right to make their opinions known. If you have a voice, you have a vote — and you can make yourself heard.”When We All Vote CEO Kyle Lierman said, “When We All Vote is proud to partner with The Voices Project and their mission to lift up the voices of people in recovery and their families. Ryan, Macklemore, and The Voices Project’s passion for the democratic process makes this partnership meaningful and will help us reach voters of all types.”Recovery is an issue that affects all of us, as a nation. The new partnership between When We All Vote and the Voices Project inspires people in recovery to get involved and help shape the future of recovery related public policy, save lives, and create a healthier future for everyone.last_img read more

Rabat – Many state-owned strategic institutions are on the verge of bankruptcy due to financial and legal problems, which may lead the government to privatizing the establishments as a solution.Since the beginning of this year, there have been rumors circulating in Moroccan media, such as in Infomediare, Lerporter, Economie Entreprises, in addition to other national outlets, about Morocco’s intention to privatize some public institutions, including the National Railway Office (ONCF). The Moroccan weekly newspaper Al Ousbouea reported Thursday 5 that many Moroccan public economic institutions, particularly the strategic ones, such as the National Railway Office (ONCF), the Airports Authority (ONDA), the Moroccan motorway operator (ADM) and the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), are going bankrupt due to the accumulation of debt due to low profits. The decline in profits is due to the fact that these institutions have engaged in major structural projects: new train stations, airport expansion, and construction of major water channels. They suffer from poor liquidity, therefore accumulating debt that they cannot afford, wrote Al Ousbouea. Despite the government’s interference to pump billions into their budgets, these institutions are being driven to bankruptcy because of the implementation of substantial judicial sentences against the handling companies that worked for these institutions. As a result, they did not receive their dues for years, which led them to resort to the judiciary to get compensated, the same source added.Due to lack of the governmental financial support, the institutions are still requesting more loans from banks, with permission from the Ministry of Economy. The weekly newspaper noted that the Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid gave permission to ONCF to receive interest-free loans.The government has implicitly pointed out its intention to privatize some public institutions. Boussaid explicitly referred to this when he said, “ONCF and ONDA could be converted into a joint stock company to achieve greater transparency and governance, and this conversion will develop their services and business activity.”This is similar to what happened to Maroc Telecom, the main telecommunication company in Morocco, 17 years ago. On 20 February 2001 the Moroccan government sold 35% of Maroc Telecom’s shares to French mass media company Vivendi. read more

TORONTO – Home Capital Group said it’s grappling with recent “reputational” events as it reported a slight dip in first-quarter profits compared to a year ago.The Toronto-based mortgage lender said Thursday it earned $58 million or 90 cents a share in the first three months, slightly less than the $64.2 million in earnings or 92 cents a share reported in the first quarter of 2016.Home Capital has faced liquidity troubles in recent weeks as customers have been withdrawing their deposits, which the company uses to fund its mortgage lending.The company’s stock has been under pressure since the Ontario Securities Commission alleged that the company and three of its executives misled investors in their handling of a scandal involving falsified loan applications. The company has vowed to defend itself against the allegations, which it says are without merit. Lawyers for the three men haven’t responded to requests for comment.The company’s earnings report didn’t directly mention the allegations, but referred to “liquidity” and “reputational” events that have reduced its access to mortgage and deposit markets through broker networks. It says the extent that access will be reduced going forward is uncertain.Brenda Eprile, the head of the board of directors, noted the company is taking steps to address its image, pointing to this week’s appointment of four new directors to its board, including Claude Lamoureux, the former chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.The company also replaced company founder Gerald Soloway with former Royal Bank executive Alan Hibben last week.“We are taking the steps required to regain the full confidence of Home’s stakeholders,” Eprile said in the statement.She added the company is continuing its search for a new CEO and chief financial officer.Home Capital said in a news release Thursday that it has roughly $128 million in its high interest savings accounts — down from $134 million on Wednesday and a sharp decline from $1.4 billion just over two weeks ago.Meanwhile, its total GIC deposits stood at $12.54 billion — down from $12.58 billion on Monday and $13.01 billion on April 24.However, shares of Home Capital gained 23.4 per cent, or $2.05, to $10.81 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday in advance of the report on its earnings. by The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2017 6:48 pm MDT Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Home Capital reports slight dip in first quarter profits from a year ago read more

Opening the two-day high-level meeting on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation, Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism, General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said 2015 is a year of hope as the world formulates a new development agenda. However, with “troubling frequency” violent attacks and despicable crimes are being carried out and claiming the lives of innocent men, women and children. From Paris to Tunis, and from Garissa to Yarmouk and Johannesburg to Peshawar, “no person, society of nation is immune” from intolerance or the threat of violent extremism, he added. In places like Iraq Afghanistan and Mali, irreplaceable artefacts are being destroyed. “There is no justification for such attacks. We must condemn all manifestations of intolerance, including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism,” and all other forms of prejudice, harassment or violence, the General Assembly President said. Today’s gathering brings together leaders representing Islam, Judaism, Christianity as well as ministers, academics, clerics and spiritual leaders to discuss ways to foster peaceful, inclusive societies and counter violent extremism. In line with that agenda, Mr. Kutesa said that given today’s globalized world it is incumbent that world leaders –be they political, religious, or spiritual – work together to address serious challenges posed by violent extremism. Divisions foster discontent and societies that fail to be inclusive foster radicalization. Addressing the challenges of poverty and lack of education can form a holistic approach for peaceful society and foster the environment for future development. Lack of the rule of law and ethnic, national and religious discrimination can also contribute to intolerance, said Mr. Kutesa.On the flip side, faith and interfaith collaboration as seen throughout history can build trusting relationships, he said. Many religious leaders have emphasized the need for peace and tolerance. And concerted efforts should be made to support these religious leaders to help them spread their message of hope and peace and stamp out bigotry, racism, and intolerance. “We must promote dialogue, mutual understanding and strengthen the principles of freedom,” Mr. Kutesa said, underscoring the role women, youth and the media play in fostering tolerance. “In the classrooms around the world, we should emphasize values that are rooted in the principles of dignity and respect…and within our families, we not only have the opportunity but indeed the obligation to teach our children how to treat each other with kindness and respect,” he added. Taking to the General Assembly podium next, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “too many communities have been shattered and too many people have been cynically pitted against each other.” As such stories become all too common the world must stand up toward the threat of intolerance and radicalism. “Violent extremism is a global test and our response must solve the problem,” Mr. Ban said.D’aesh, Al Shabaab and Boko Haram are part of a new generation of terrorist groups threatening international peace and security but the problem goes beyond them and the regions in which they operate. Racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia exists worldwide and to protect the innocent “we must safeguard our moral compass,” he said.Abuses committed in the face of anti-terrorism only allow terrorists to gain more ground. “The formula for disaster is clear,” Mr. Ban continued. “When insecurities and frustration are fuelled by leaders who exploit differences the result is mistrust” that is likely to erupt in violence and extremists take advantage of this.Member States must “honestly confront our own faults,” the UN Chief emphasized, calling on States to consider how their actions cause breeding grounds for brutality and any economic measure that may also be at play. We cannot leave on the margins any person –women, the disabled, indigenous, poor and vulnerable. We must lay foundations for accountability even as we work for peace. Past violations must be addressed because without transitional justice tensions will deepen just as society is heeling, the Secretary-General warned. “Throughout history, there have been brave individuals who have transcended their identity, risked and gave their own lives for what they knew was right and in the process they inspired others to take the same course,” Mr. Ban added. Addressing the General Assembly next, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), said that tolerance and reconciliation are values inherent in all major faiths. But “sadly for the past few years we have witnessed unimaginable violence, terrorism and atrocities in the name of religious,” he pointed out. “Today, the United Nations is writing history. This meeting is a step in the right direction,” Mr. Al-Nasser added. “The reason we are here is to hear from you, political and religious leaders in how we can counter extreme violence and prevent relapsing whole societies into the black hole of cultural and ethnic tensions,” Mr. Al-Nasser said. “We know from our experiences, from both successes and failures, that no matter how much we improve our securities, terrorism will not go away unless we address the conditions conducive to its growth,” he added. To do so effectively, Member States need to work together across sectors and faiths, including Governments, Member States, religious leaders, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists. “We cannot make progress on any development without your participation,” he told the General Assembly, emphasizing that to deliver on its mandate the United Nations needs the support of the women and men who lead faith communities. “We equally need responsible leaders of Heads of State and Governments to find durable solutions to our various crises from water access to education and from regional conflicts to fighting communicable diseases,” he said, adding that “no nation can succeed alone in these tasks.”Moreover, young people need space and opportunity to play a role in decision-making. Many young people who are politically active are frustrated because of a lack of opportunity and jobs. “Peace, stability, intercultural harmony and Sustainable Development are closely inter-linked and mutually reinforcing,” Mr. Al-Nasser added. “We need to protect our future and our generations from the forces that fuel tensions, hatred and violence,” he said. read more

first_imgJOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD — Sgt. Roger Daniels knows he’s alive and still walking because his Army-issued helmet did something it wasn’t supposed to do.When enemy fighters ambushed his patrol in Afghanistan last year, his helmet somehow stopped a large-caliber machine gun round that should have easily penetrated it and gravely wounded the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier.Instead the bullet pierced the helmet, rattled around a bit and caused only a concussion and some cuts.Daniels, 22, got to pick up the helmet Friday for the first time since the August 2012 attack.The Army’s Virginia-based Program Executive Office Soldier, which manages the equipment soldiers use, had kept the helmet for much of the past year to study how it saved Daniels’ life.The information that was gleaned could improve plans for the Army’s next standard-issue helmet.Daniels broke into a wide smile when he lifted it. He seemed to marvel at the equipment and his close brush with death.“I guess I just got lucky,” he said.Daniels serves in Lewis-McChord’s 109th Military Intelligence Battalion of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Soldiers in his unit worked hard to get the helmet back from the Virginia office because they knew it was special to him. They also used his experience to encourage soldiers to maintain their equipment and listen when they’re advised on how to use it correctly.The message is simple but powerful: “We had a soldier who was shot in the head and walked away with only a concussion,” said Capt. David White of the intelligence battalion.last_img read more

Logan Paul Gets YouTube Reprieve for The Thinning Movie Sequel

first_imgLogan Paul, after being penalized multiple times by YouTube for outrageous behavior and posting content that violated its policies, has been granted a pardon by the Google-owned video giant to reprise his starring role in YouTube original movie “The Thinning: New World Order.”Dystopian teen thriller “The Thinning: New World Order” is releasing on Wednesday (Oct. 17) on the YouTube Premium subscription service.The movie is a sequel to “The Thinning,” released in 2016, the first original feature film ordered by YouTube’s originals team. Both films are set in an overpopulated world in the future in which students who fail to pass a test are executed.In the sequel, Logan Paul reprises his turn as Blake Redding, the son of a Texas governor, who is apparently killed after he failed his “thinning” exam. But it turns out that Blake is part of a group of kids spared by the authoritarian regime but enslaved in a secret underground work camp — and he must fight to escape and reconnect with the the love of his life. “The Thinning: New World Order” co-stars Peyton List (Disney Channel’s “Jessie”), Lia Marie Johnson (“@tagged”), Calum Worthy (“American Vandal”) and Charles Melton (“Riverdale”). The movie is produced for YouTube by eOne and Legendary Digital Studios; Legendary also produced the first movie.Paul, who currently has 64 million follows online (including about 18.6 million subscribers for his main YouTube channel), on Tuesday tweeted a link to the film’s teaser trailer with the message: “surprise 😈.”The reason it’s a surprise: YouTube in January cut business ties with Paul, pulling his channels from the Google Preferred premium ad program after he posted a video on Dec. 31 showing a person who died from a suicide (which he subsequently deleted). YouTube also dropped Logan Paul from its original series “Foursome” and suspended post-production on “The Thinning: New World Order” because of the suicide video.In a statement, a YouTube rep said: “The entire cast and crew worked extremely hard to complete this film last year. In fairness to all of them and the fans who have been asking for the sequel, we decided to release ‘The Thinning: New World Order.’”According to YouTube, Logan Paul is currently in good standing in terms of YouTube policies and is carrying advertising. However, his channels remain ineligible for Google Preferred. In a Feb. 5 video, Paul shot a Taser at a dead rat, after which YouTube pulled all ads from his channels for a brief period.Like the 2016 movie, “The Thinning: New World Order” is directed by Michael Gallagher, who penned the script with Steve Greene. Gallagher, alongside his Cinemand partners Jana Winternitz and Michael Wormser, produced alongside eOne’s Greg Siegel.Watch the teaser trailer for “The Thinning: New World Order”: ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

first_imgThe last time we got a new Pokemon game it was a big deal due to it being the first outing for the series on the Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y launched on October 12th last year worldwide, and it looks as though the next Pokemon game will arrive just over a year later.In a surprise announcement, Nintendo has today unveiled Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire along with a worldwide release window of November 2014. You can watch the announcement video below:Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire will be well known to Pokemon fans, having originally appeared on the Game Boy Advance back in 2003. They formed (along with the later released Emerald) the 3rd generation of Pokemon known as ‘advanced generation.’ The gameplay is as you’d expect: catch all the Pokemon and defeat the Elite Four.New features in the original outings included double battles consisting of two Pokemon at the same time, as well as the addition of Inhale abilities and Natures. Inhale unlocked powers for use in battles, and Natures tweaked the stats of a Pokemon while they battled.You could say the games were a major success, managing to sell over 16 million copies just over a decade ago. No details of what is changing for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been released just yet, but the most obvious update will be to the graphics. We’ll get a major overhaul, possibly a viewing angle change like we saw in X & Y, and of course 3D because it’s on 3DS. Best Price at AmazonI’d expect the first gameplay video to appear in the next couple of months before Nintendo really starts to pile on the marketing nearer the end of the summer.last_img read more

Partnership bringing realtime parking information to urban motorists

first_img Each system works by making use of embedded sensors – physical devices that are embedded in the roadway, parking lot or other parking sites. Information from the sensors, care of Cisco, is routed to a cloud based facility where data can then be disseminated to drivers via smartphone using the Streetline app, Parker.The app allows drivers to actually see, in real-time, where available spaces are located on a map. Once they’ve chosen which one they’d like to use, the app then offers a hands-free navigational assist to help them get there as quickly as possible. Parker also shows pricing and the time frame during which parking spots are available for use. Also, users can tell the system where they’d like to go, to a movie theater, for example, and Parker will display parking lots or garages in the vicinity. And for those that sometimes forget where they parked their car, Parker allows their spot to be pinned to a map as they leave their vehicle.Some of the networks use sensors embedded in parking meters, most of the rest are installed by drilling a golf ball sized hole in the pavement and pasting it in place. The top of the sensor is exposed and lies even with the pavement, allowing for measuring light changes or the actual presence of a vehicle using a magnetometer. Information from each sensor is sent to a Cisco WiFi mesh network which optimizes the most efficient path to the cloud via a control box located in a central nearby facility. The Parker app is available for both iOS and Android devices. IBM looks to take pain out of parking © 2012 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A partnership between smart parking solutions provider Streetline, Inc. and Cisco has resulted in the implementation of WiFi networking systems based on embedded sensors and a smart phone app currently being used in several major cities in the United States. The system is expected to reduce the amount of time drivers spend looking for parking spaces and to increase the amount of revenue cities are able to get from motorists paying to park. The partnership has already led to networks being installed in several California cities as well as in Washington D.C., Knoxville TN, Reno NV and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Citation: Partnership bringing real-time parking information to urban motorists (2012, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-partnership-real-time-urban-motorists.htmlcenter_img Explore further More information: www.theparkerapp.com/ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Soon enjoy helicopter services from Kolkata to Tarapith Purulia

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is all set to bring Tarapith and Purulia on its helicopter connectivity map soon.Suvendu Adhikari, the state Transport department minister, in the state Assembly on Wednesday said the state government is soon going to introduce helicopter service from Kolkata to Tarapith and Purulia.It may be mentioned that Tarapith is a temple town in Birbhum where thousands of devotees turn up every day and the state government has taken several steps to improve the infrastructure at Tarapith. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeNecessary infrastructure has been put in place so that people do not face inconvenience while they visit the place to offer Puja to goddess Tara. Roads connecting the place have been strengthened and widened.Now, the initiative has been taken to introduce helicopter service so that people reach Tarapith in far less time.Similarly, Purulia has also become one of the major tourist spots with the development of necessary infrastructure.In the past seven years, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several steps for the development of Purulia. Now, people visit the place almost round the year except a few months during summer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe tourism sector will receive further impetus with the introduction of this helicopter service.A tender has been floated to engage the operator for the helicopter services from Kolkata to Purulia and Tarapith.Currently, the helicopter service is available from Kolkata to Sagar, Digha, Shantiniketan and Malda.The helicopters, which operate from Kolkata to these four places, are four-seater ones. But helicopters operating from Kolkata to Tarapith and Purulia will have more seating capacity. It is learnt that eight-seater helicopters will operate between these places. It may be mentioned that soon after coming to power Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had given stress on air-connectivity between all the districts. Initiatives were also taken to construct helipads in almost all districts.The Mamata Banerjee government has ensured flight services in Cooch Behar. The same in Bagdogra and Andal has also improved. The work to improve infrastructure of Malda and Balurghat airports is nearing completion. Moreover, many steps have also been taken to develop the Chharra Airstrip in Purulia.last_img read more

first_imgIn a major setback for many women across the country, the Supreme Court has said that a daughter’s right to ancestral property does not arise if the father died before the amendment to Hindu law came into force in 2005.The apex court held that amended provisions of the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, do not have retrospective effect. The father would have to be alive on 9th of September, 2005, if the daughter were to become a co-sharer with her male siblings.A bench of Justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh K Goel held that the date of a daughter becoming co-parcener is on and from the commencement of the Act.last_img read more

Nizamuddin station gets graffiti makeover eleven cities next

first_imgFour of the walls of Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, one of Delhi’s busiest stations, are now sporting vibrant paintings of the icons of the national capital, including the Lotus Temple, India Gate and the Delhi Metro. The graffiti at the Nizamuddin station also aims at educating passengers on cleanliness and hygiene in daily life, a statement said. The beautification work has been done by public art campaign titled ‘meformycity’, an ongoing graffiti art initiative by Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance which will also be extended to 11 other key railway stations across India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThese include stations in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Patna, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar and Jaipur. The initiative had come to life in 2018 and reached 10 major cities in 2018, as per the organisers. “‘meformycity 2.0’ is an extension to our dreams of keeping cities and environment clean. Through this we aim to spread the message to 12 cities and sensitise citizens about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene,” the company’s MD and CEO Anuj Mathur said. In addition to public art, a creative campaign will depict the message of ‘Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan’ (my city, my identity) on the supporter’s digital handles.last_img read more

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read The global mobile web industry is expected to grow from $1 billion in 2005 to $15.3 billion in 2010. Statistic Source: Pelorus Group Only 20% of businesses reported computer intrusions to legal authorities last year, keeping incidents quiet so as not to damage their images. Statistic Source: FBI/Computer Security Institute IM Spam, Spam IMYou have e-mail filters, e-mail spam control and e-mail archives. Now it’s a good time to apply the same scrutiny to IM. A recent Radicati study shows that the majority of North American companies now use IM. But security and archiving is often overlooked. (The Radicati study covered usage, but didn’t cover security and archiving.)Viruses and worms spread over IM are increasing. A report by IMlogicshowed a 2,700 percent increase over the previous year in new IM threats including viruses, worms, spam, malware and phishing attacks in the second quarter of 2005. A variety of companies now offer security solutions for IM. They range from network appliances like AkonixSystem’s L7 CM5000 to solutions like IMlogic’s IM Manager. FaceTime Communicationsis another major player at this level. These programs can cost in the thousands, but they provide heavy-duty security, control and archiving features.If those offerings are more than you need, check into basic protection from your anti-virus provider. Both McAfeeand Symantecinclude IM scanning in their anti-virus software. Zone Labsoffers IM Secure Pro software for $20. Whatever you go with, it’s a good idea to keep a handle on your business IM. This story appears in the November 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »center_img November 1, 2005 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Graphic Content Dog badly burnt and cut on leg in LadysmithGraphic Content

first_imgA male Alsatian crossbreed dog was badly burnt and also suffered a cut to its leg in Barrack Road over the weekend.The dog sustained a major cut to its front leg. Speaking to the pet owners, they say the wound was most likely inflicted by a whip striking the dog.They found blood marks throughout the entire yard.The dog then managed to get out of the yard over the weekend and when the owners went to find him, they found that the dog had been badly burnt behind its right ear. The owners are convinced that people from the area abused their dog.Also read: Shocking animal cruelty: Dog assaulted with a rock in LadysmithAlso read: Beware: Dog poisoning hits Ladysmith hard with ‘Two-StepAlso read: Update: Savannah recovering well after poisoning Also read: Update: Savannah back on her feet after being poisoned“How heartless can people be to harm a pet in this way?” they lament.The owners add that if they find out who did this or catch them doing it again, they will lay charges against that perpetrators.This is the second reported case this week of a dog being badly abused. A dog in the Egerton area was hit with a rock, injuring its front paw. The dog had to be taken to the vet for treatment.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more