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Manipur fake encounters: kin allege bribe for settlementManipur fake encounters: kin allege bribe for settlement

first_imgA court in Thoubal district of Manipur has disposed of a case of alleged extrajudicial killing of a man by a police team in 2011, thanks to the delay in sanction of prosecution from the State government.The family of the victim on Monday alleged that it was fighting the case despite coercions, including a lump sum being offered as “bribe” to withdraw the case.Tampha, the wife of Angousana Athokpam of Bishnupur district who was arrested on February 27, 2011, by a Thoubal district police team and allegedly killed in a fake encounter, told reporters in Imphal that some stranger had come to her home last month and offered her “₹7 lakh for an out-of-court settlement”.“I refused to accept the bribe and told the person that we only want befitting punishment to those personnel who killed my husband in a staged encounter,” she said at a press conference.Tanoubi, Athokpam’s daughter, said the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thoubal, had disposed of her father’s case on Saturday saying it cannot proceed further as the Manipur government has not given the prosecution sanction. “Such prosecution sanctions had already been given in the Imphal East and Imphal West districts,” said Ms. Tanoubi.SC-ordered case She said her father’s “killing” was one of the 39 cases registered on the specific orders of the Supreme Court. The accused in nine such cases have already been chargesheeted. The SC is looking into 1,528 alleged fake encounter cases in Manipur filed by Extrajudicial Execution Victims Families Association Manipur, a group seeking speedy trial in these cases. There has been no explanation from the BJP-led State government as to why no prosecution sanction was issued in Athokpam’s case. The EEVFAM activists are not happy with the court order in the case. Renu Takhellambam, president, EEVFAM, said: “The judgment is not acceptable. How can a man be declared not guilty without a proper trial? People should appeal to the CM to issue the prosecution sanction so that the guilty are punished.”last_img read more

ScienceShot: The Physics of Usain BoltScienceShot: The Physics of Usain Bolt

first_imgIn the summer of 2009, during the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set a world record time of 9.58 seconds for the 100-meter dash—but he did so with a slight wind at his back. Now, a new analysis suggests that Bolt’s time without the tailwind would still have been a record-setter. Researchers used weather conditions during the race to estimate Bolt’s coefficient of drag, which is related to his body’s wind resistance. That parameter, along with data about the sprinter’s position (collected by lasers every 0.1 second during the race), suggests that Bolt’s time sans wind assistance would have been 9.68 seconds, the researchers report today in the European Journal of Physics. That’s 0.1 seconds slower than the official result but still good enough to squeak past Bolt’s previous world record time of 9.69 seconds, which he had set at the Beijing Olympics the year before. Race data also show that Bolt sprang from the starting blocks with an acceleration of 9.5 meters per second squared—that’s almost 0.97 g, the acceleration due to Earth’s gravity—and was churning out a whopping 2.6 kilowatts of power (3.5 horsepower) less than 1 second later.last_img read more

Melindo retains jr fly title by split decisionMelindo retains jr fly title by split decision

first_imgA bloodied Milan Melindo knocked down Hecto “Hekkie” Budler in the 12th and final round Saturday night to salvage his International Boxing Federation junior flyweight crown by split decision at Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.Coupled with a strong 11th performance, Melindo, who sustained cuts in both eyes, toppled the tough South African in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 5-way PBA Govs’ Cup race for 3 premium slots Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments In the chief support, Jonas Sultan trounced former world champion Johnriel Casimero by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 115-113.He earned the right to challenge countryman Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF super lightweight title.Other bouts saw a fading Jason Pagara earn a split draw against late replacement James Onyango of Kenya in a welterweight bout and King Arthur Villanueva beat Richie Mepranum by third round technical knockout in a bantamweight tussle.Rising star Kevin Jake Cataraja of Cebu climbed to 7-0 with six KOs following a second round stoppage of Gen. Santos City’s Wiljan Ugbaniel. —ROY LUARCAADVERTISEMENT The Cagayan de Oro native dominated the early goings, but Hekkie found his bearing starting in the fourth and engaged the Filipino in furious exchanges on several occasions.An accidental headbutt produced a cut on Melindo’s left eye, which was compounded by another bloody cut on the right eye in the 10th round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDespite blurry vision, however, Melindo fought with energy and fury to earn the nod of judges Takeo Harada, 117-110, and Glenn Trowbrudge, 115-112. Judge Carl Zappia saw Budler the winner, 115-113.The 29-year-old Melindo raised his record to 37-2 with 13 knockouts, while Budler, also 29 and also nicknamed “The Hexecutioner.” fell to 31-3 (10 KOs). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Malaysian Airlines crash represents double tragedy for Australian familyMalaysian Airlines crash represents double tragedy for Australian family

first_imgFor one Australian family, the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine has represented an almost unbelievable double tragedy.The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands.Malaysian Airline crash: Indian-origin steward among the deadStudents of Al Firdaus high school attend a prayer for their guest teacher John Paulissen who was a passenger on board of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight 17, in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, July 18, 2014. AP PhotoKaylene Mann’s brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, Mann found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on Flight 17.”It’s just brought everyone, everything back,” said Greg Burrows, Mann’s brother. “It’s just …ripped our guts again.”All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengersInternational passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Mike Corder of Associated Press adds.Jason Biggs apologises for insensitive Malaysian flight mishap joke Relatives, friends and colleagues paid tribute Friday to victims even before the airline released their names as it scrambled to contact the next of kin of the victims.People hold candles and place flower tribute outside the Dutch embassy to commemorate victims of Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. AP PhotoA Malaysia Airlines official said 189 of the passengers were Dutch. There were also 29 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, nine from the United Kingdom, four each from Germany and Belgium, three from the Philippines, one each from Canada and New Zealand and four passengers whose nationalities have yet to be confirmed, said Huib Gorter, the airline’s regional vice president for Europe told reporters at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.Malaysian plane downed: Putin’s sole interest is to punish Ukraine, says NYT Several passengers were traveling to Melbourne, Australia, for the 20th International AIDS conference, which was starting Sunday.advertisementThe Academic Medical Center hospital in Amsterdam said in a statement that two of its staff, including renowned AIDS researcher Joep Lange, a former president of the International AIDS Society, and his colleague Jacqueline van Tongeren were believed to have perished.Modi condoles loss of lives in Malaysian plane tragedy”Joep was a man who knew no barriers,” the hospital said. “He was a great inspiration for everybody who wanted to do something about the AIDS tragedy in Africa and Asia.”A World Health Organization spokesman traveling to the conference was also killed.Most of the victims were Dutch. The flight set off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport during the country’s school summer vacation period and was heading for the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.Malaysian Airline shot down: Tape points finger at Russian separatists In the close-knit fishing town of Volendam, near the Dutch capital, flowers were laid outside a florist’s shop whose owner and her boyfriend also were believed to be among the victims.A handwritten note taped to the storefront above a bunch of orange roses, read: “Dear Cor and Neeltje. This is unwanted, unbelievable and unfair. Rest in peace. We will never forget you.”AI, Singapore flights were close to MH17 before mishap Dutch activist Pim de Kuijer, once a political intern of former Dutch lawmaker Lousewies van der Laan, was also among the dead.On Twitter, Van der Laan called him “a brilliant, inspiring and caring activist fighting for equality and helping AIDS victims around the world.”Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident A Dutch senator, Willem Witteveen of the Labor Party, also died, the Dutch Senate announced.In Kuala Lumpur, a distraught Akmar Mohamad Noor, 67, said her older sister was coming to visit the family for the first time in five years.”She called me just before she boarded the plane and said, ‘See you soon,'” Akmar said.Students at Sydney Catholic school Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart gathered Friday for a special prayer meeting after it was confirmed that Sister Philomene Tiernan, a 77-year-old teacher, was killed.”We’re absolutely devastated. For me, she’s been a great mentor and she’s also a personal friend,” school principal Hilary Johnston-Croke said, her voice breaking with emotion.Another Australian school, Toorak College in Melbourne, was also affected. Teacher Frankie Davison and her husband Liam were on the stricken flight, the school announced.”Our hearts and sympathy goes out to their children Milly and Sam, and family,” the school wrote. “We are devastated by the news of this tragedy.”advertisementThe Minkema College high school in the central Dutch town of Woerden also lost three pupils, all from different families. It didn’t release their identities.The school’s principal, Alice Timmermans, opened the building for students, parents and teachers to console one another.Australian sports clubs also were hit by the tragedy.Victoria state real estate agent Albert Rizk and his wife Maree Rizk were both killed, leaving a hole in a local football club.Phil Lithgow, president of the Sunbury Football Club, said Albert was a member of the club’s committee, Maree was a volunteer in the canteen and their son, James, played on the club’s team.”They were very lovely people, you wouldn’t hear a bad word about them – very generous with their time in the community, very community-minded, and just really very entertaining people to be with,” Lithgow said.Nick Norris, 68, from the Western Australia city of Perth, and his three grandchildren, Mo Maslin, 12, Evie Maslin, 10, and Otis Maslin, 8, were on Flight 17, said David Harries, general manager of the South of Perth Yacht Club – of which Norris was a member.Harries issued a statement on behalf of Norris’ wife, Lindy, that said Nick was an active sailor.”Nick and Lindy are well loved and respected members of the club who contributed selflessly as volunteers for yachting regattas and events,” the club said in a statement.Nick’s grandchildren were also members of the club, along with their parents.English Premier League soccer club Newcastle United said two of its fans who were flying to watch the team’s tour of New Zealand were also among the dead. The club’s website named the supporters as John Alder and Liam Sweeney.Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said “myself and all the players are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news.”A famous Dutch sporting event, the Nijmegen Four Day Walk, also was hit as it passed through the town of Cuijk on what is normally a festive final day.The town’s mayor, Wim Hillenaar, said a family of four, including two staff at the municipality, was “very probably” killed.”You almost can’t grasp the news,” he said. “It fills us all – municipal workers and colleagues – with terrible grief.”Hillenaar said he wouldn’t hand out flowers to the thousands of walkers who take part in the event as he usually does.In Geneva, the World Health Organization said its spokesman Glenn Thomas, a 49-year-old Briton, was killed.Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the UN health agency, said Thomas was traveling to Melbourne to attend the AIDS conference.Hartl said Thomas “will be remembered for his ready laugh and his passion for public health.”In Amsterdam, grieving relatives of the victims gathered in a hotel at Schiphol, kept away from waiting reporters.Dutch cyclists competing in the Tour de France wore black armbands in a show of solidarity with relatives, while a live radio report of the race was cancelled.last_img read more

US Open: Flavia Pennetta beats Simona Halep, into maiden major finalUS Open: Flavia Pennetta beats Simona Halep, into maiden major final

first_imgFlavia Pennetta has reached her first Grand Slam final at age 33.The Italian routed second-seeded Simona Halep 6-1, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Friday. While Pennetta looked calm and moved freely, Halep, a decade her junior, seemed tense and drained.The Romanian, who made last year’s French Open final, had 23 unforced errors to 10 winners.Also read: Djokovic, Federer face tough tests to making finals of US Open Pennetta trailed 3-1 in the second set before winning 15 straight points to move within a game of victory. She broke Halep’s serve to clinch the win, burying her face in her hands in stunned joy after hitting her 23rd winner on match point.The 26th-seeeded Pennetta faces Serena Williams or Roberta Vinci in Saturday’s final.last_img

Bayern Munich Turn Down Arsene Wenger for Vacant Manager’s PostBayern Munich Turn Down Arsene Wenger for Vacant Manager’s Post

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Munich: Bayern Munich have turned down an approach from Arsene Wenger to take over the vacant manager’s position following the sacking of Niko Kovac, the German champions said on Thursday.”Arsene Wenger called (Bayern chairman) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon to make him aware of his interest in the job,” a Bayern spokesperson told AFP subsidiary SID. “Bayern appreciates Wenger’s work at Arsenal, but he is not being considered as coach.”Kovac was dismissed at the weekend following a poor run of form that culminated in a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern’s worst Bundesliga defeat in a decade and one which left them fourth in the table.Kovac’s assistant Hansi Flick has taken over as interim coach as Bayern search for a more permanent replacement, with club president Uli Hoeness saying on Tuesday they expected to name Kovac’s successor by November 23.However they have been publicly rebuffed by both Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, who said on Monday he would be staying with the Dutch champions until at least the end of the season. Arsene Wengerbayern munichbundesligafootball First Published: November 7, 2019, 11:27 PM ISTlast_img read more

Kings Destroy The Knicks, 124-86Kings Destroy The Knicks, 124-86

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was welcomed back to the lineup by coach George Karl and the rest of the Kings.The Knicks were not as excited.Cousins, the Kings’ first All-Star since 2004, scored 22 points, including 11-for-11 from the foul line, and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds as Sacramento handed New York its worst loss of the season, 124-86, on March 3.He had missed the last two games, both Kings’ losses, because of a left ankle sprain and left hip bruise.“Without ‘Cuz’ we haven’t been able to do a lot of them in the last two games, but I thought his passing was big time,” Karl said.“Cuz did a good job of orchestrating the first unit and Andre (Miller) did a good job of orchestrating the bench. There is a lot of confidence out there because of their passing.”Rudy Gay scored 25 points and Ben McLemore finished with 20 for the Kings.Sacramento (21-37) scored the first four points and never trailed. They built the lead to 16 after the first quarter and to as many as 44 in in the second half before winning by 38.Sacramento is now 3-3 since Karl took over on Feb. 17.“I think we did a good job of sharing the ball,” Cousins said. “Everyone was involved tonight. I think we communicated well early on. I think everyone played within the flow of the game, so it made it a lot easier.”Alexey Shved led the league-worst Knicks (12-47) with 15 points. Jason Smith and Shane Larkin had 13 each.“We came out a little flat tonight and they kind of jumped on us,” Larkin said. “They were just out there playing free-flowing basketball.”After shooting only 35 percent (7-for-20) from the field in the first quarter, the Knicks (12-47) were even worse in the second, going 6-for-24 for 25 percent.Their previous worst loss was by 28 points to Charlotte at home, 110-82, on Jan. 10.“The most disappointing part is not necessarily losing the game, but just the way collectively as a group we couldn’t find a way to compete against this team tonight,” said coach Derek Fisher.Sacramento started the second half on a 27-9 run and opened up a game-high 44-point lead, 92-48, on Gay’s 3-pointer with 6:01 left in the third.The Knicks responded by scoring the next 12 points and eventually got as close as 28 points, 100-72, on Smith’s jumper early in the fourth quarter. That was as close as they came.Gay, Cousins and McLemore were not needed in the fourth and sat out.Derrick Williams scored 17 points for the Kings. Nik Stauskas added 15 and Omar Casspi had 14.(JEFFREY BERNSTEIN)last_img read more

MS Dhoni is Jharkhand’s highest tax payer for the year 2017-18MS Dhoni is Jharkhand’s highest tax payer for the year 2017-18

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni has been the highest individual tax-payer in Jharkhand for the financial year of 2017-18, said an income tax official on Monday.Dhoni paid Rs 12.17 crore for the last fiscal year.”Dhoni had paid Rs 10.93 crore as income tax in 2016-17 but he was not the highest taxpayer in that fiscal,” said chief commissioner of Income Tax, Jharkhand region, V Mahalingam.However, he has refrained from disclosing the name of highest individual tax payer in 2016-17.Dhoni, who is currently contracted in the Grade A category by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), earns Rs 5 crore from his central contract. He endorses 23 brands and remains one of the most sought after players despite playing only limited-overs cricket for India and the Indian Premier League.However, after Dhoni’s recent form, questions have been raised regarding his future in limited-overs cricket. Under pressure, he has remained unperturbed, calm and composed. He has never allowed his players to abuse the opposition and is unfazed by criticism on his recent performances. In fact, for the first time in his illustrious career, Dhoni was booed during India’s second ODI against England at Lord’s. He played another slow innings in the third ODI against England as India lost the series 2-1.Also read – MS Dhoni’s bathroom video at friend’s wedding goes viralFollowing that, a video of MS Dhoni surfaced on social media, where he was seen asking for the match ball from umpires and that send social media abuzz about him retiring from international cricket. However, Team India coach Ravi Shastri came out and cleared the air, saying that MS Dhoni is going nowhere.advertisement”MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like,” Shastri was quoted as saying by the Times of India.Also read – When MS Dhoni asked his men not to publicly celebrate ODI win vs Australia”That’s rubbish. MS is not going anywhere,” Shastri said.However, as India embark on a month-and-a-half long Test journey in England, where Virat Kohli’s men play five Tests, Dhoni will have time to reflect on his game and work on it before India play limited-overs cricket again in the Asia Cup, which is likely to be played in September.last_img read more

Guardiola confident after record Man City winGuardiola confident after record Man City win

first_imgManchester City Guardiola sure record-breaking Man City won’t get complacent Guy Atkinson 06:38 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Pep Guardiola - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Swansea City v Manchester City Swansea City Kevin De Bruyne Guardiola The Citizens were once more far superior to their opponents as they cruised to a 4-0 victory, making history in the process Pep Guardiola dismissed fears of complacency after Manchester City set a new Premier League record of 15 consecutive top-flight wins against Swansea City on Wednesday.Two goals from David Silva, a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick and a superb late strike from Sergio Aguero secured a 4-0 win in a game that City dominated from start to finish.Victory maintains their 11-point lead over Manchester United at the Premier League summit – a gap they opened up by beating their fierce rivals 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Blues are firmly on course to record the most points ever in a Premier League season, and ominously for their rivals, Guardiola is confident that his side will not falter.When asked if complacency could kick in, the Spaniard told Match of the Day: “That is not going to happen.”We are so demanding of our players. We can lose, we can drop points, but complacency, never happened in the past, the present or the future.”Winning 15 games in a row gives us a lot of confidence. If people are happy watching us that is the best gift.”WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW#SharkTeam pic.twitter.com/oOCJzJYeWx— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 13, 2017Silva was in imperious form throughout, flicking past Lukasz Fabianksi for his side’s opener after 27 minutes and then adding a third shortly after the interval with a sublime chip over the Polish goalkeeper.His brace took his tally for the season to five and Guardiola gushed afterwards that the 31-year-old is in supreme condition.”I’m so happy for David,” he added.”We cannot disguise his quality but in the past he didn’t score too much goals. He’s sharp; he’s in an amazing condition.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

8 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Right call to offload Alexis and Lukaku8 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Right call to offload Alexis and Lukaku

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Right call to offload Alexis and Lukakuby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no regrets offloading Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.He insists sending the pair to Inter Milan was the best decision for all concerned.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “In one-off games, you think we could’ve had a number of extra players with experience. Alexis and Rom are goalscorers and good players, but at the moment, we made those decisions and they were the right decisions.”That’s the only way you’ve got to look at it. All the players here want to give everything for the club and for the shirt – that’s a big thing.”Every day that they come in training, and every day that they put the shirt on, they’re going to give everything that they have. So you can’t really say, ‘oh I wish I didn’t do that’.”Giving a couple of the lads the chance to show themselves, maybe it was a little bit too early for a few of them. But Mason Greenwood has stepped in and scored a couple in the midweek games, so it’s a great experience for them.”We know we haven’t had the results that we wanted, but I wouldn’t have kept the players we sold. It was the right decision.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Starting College QB Has Suffered Season-Ending InjuryStarting College QB Has Suffered Season-Ending Injury

first_imgA closeup of a Utah Utes football helmet.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NOVEMBER 11: General view of a Utah Utes football helmet during the Utes game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)For Utah, Saturday’s loss to Arizona State did more than put their PAC-12 title hopes in jeopardy. In losing the game, the Utes also lost starting QB Tyler Huntley to a season-ending injury.According to a report by ESPN, Huntley sustained a broken collarbone in the third quarter against Arizona State. The injury will effectively end his season. At the time, Huntley  had to be carted off the field.Huntley was replaced by QB Jason Shelley, but the team couldn’t muster much offense with him.Utah were held to just three points the rest of the game after Huntley went down. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, ran away with the game, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter for a 38-20 win.Tyler Huntley carted off the field, looking very upset. Hate to see injuries in this rough game.— Jordan Simone (@JordanSimone38) November 3, 2018The loss sent the Utes to 6-3 on the season but 4-3 in conference games. They hold wins over USC and Arizona, the two closest teams in the PAC-12 South standings.Utah’s remaining games are against Oregon, Colorado, and BYU.If the Utes can win just two of those games, it might be enough to send them to the PAC-12 championship game.last_img read more

Alabama Fans Are Upset With Steve Sarkisian After The First Half Of The Duke GameAlabama Fans Are Upset With Steve Sarkisian After The First Half Of The Duke Game

first_imgSteve Sarkisian as an Alabama assistant.TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 13: Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian looks on during the team’s A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)It took just two quarters for Alabama fans to be frustrated with one of the team’s offseason coaching moves. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is getting crushed for his playcalling in the first half against Duke.Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been incredibly efficient so far, as he’s 16-of-19 for 208 yards and a touchdown. But the running game has struggled mightily. The Crimson Tide have just 42 yards on 20 carries thus far.Alabama has only put up 14 points on the Blue Devils through halftime. The team has really only had a few big plays in the first half.The team’s first three possessions resulted in a punt, a fumble and a missed field goal. Fans are apparently expecting more given the circumstances. Alabama’s first 3 possessions against Duke:PuntFumbleMissed FG pic.twitter.com/aW6QW0KrPB— ESPN (@espn) August 31, 2019I really want to understand how Steve Sarkisian got this job at Alabama. You have the best WR in the nation and you’re not using him.— JaiHawkFLY (@JaiHawkFly) August 31, 2019Question.. When does Coach Saban choke Sarkisian out on the sideline for his play calling ?? #AlabamaVsDuke— Hugh Douglas (@Bighugh53) August 31, 2019Sarkisian, who was the head coach at USC from 2014-2015, actually coached at Alabama in 2016. After two years as offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons, he’s back in Tuscaloosa.It’ll be shocking if Alabama doesn’t improve it’s play in the second half. But for now, it’s 14-3 at the half.last_img read more

New Zealand’s Rodd & Gunn Brand is Conquering AmericaNew Zealand’s Rodd & Gunn Brand is Conquering America

first_img A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Editors’ Recommendations Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Just like Lorde, Russell Crowe and the guys from “Flight of The Conchords,” New Zealand-based men’s lifestyle brand Rodd & Gunn has found impressive success in North America. Debuting Stateside six years ago, it is sold in numerous U.S. boutiques and department stores and recently started opening its own stores in America, including one in Newport Beach, California, and a second one in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn – with more doors coming soon.Affordable, stylish (but not too trendy), and immensely wearable, Rodd & Gunn’s wardrobe-enhancing clothes and accessories are worth more than just a gander. The company’s CEO, Michael Beagley, recently gave The Manual a look at this smart Kiwi label during a visit to its new Brooklyn outpost.How old is Rodd & Gunn?We go back to 1946, but its current form began in 1987. The brand and logo was developed in 1946, but our part really started in 1987. We started out as an outdoor shoots type of business and over a 20-year period we became more of a lifestyle casual brand.Why?Our customer has a great appreciation for going outdoors and enjoying the outdoors, but never has the time to do it. It’s the Range Rover theory, where you buy a Range Rover to go off the road, but you never get off the tarmac. We are a lifestyle brand now and we do everything that meets our customers’ lifestyles, from luggage to shoes to hats and caps – basically every part of a man’s wardrobe.What are your current bestsellers?Our outerwear is not weather-dependent and it has been one of the most surprising categories for me. It’s soft sports coats, jackets, and outerwear.And the next one is footwear. I am absolutely staggered how much footwear we are doing in our own stores and the response we are getting from our wholesale partners. There is a big, huge potential for our footwear. It is all European made and it has a sensibility that fits in with our brand ethos.What is that ethos and what sets Rodd & Gunn apart from other brands?No one else owns a country. We own a country and have stolen New Zealand. Without paying the government anything, we have actually stolen the ethos of the country. One thing that Lord of the Rings did was put New Zealand on the map. A lot of people previously used to think that New Zealand was part of Australia or whatever. New Zealand is clean, green, and a friendly place with one of the lowest levels of corruption in the world. It’s those honest roots that we engender in our a brand.What are the biggest highlights of the current collection?Printed short sleeve shirts have been huge this season. We were pushing short sleeve shirts before the American consumer pushed it as a fashion thing. But at sales meetings the reps would say, “That’s a barbecue shirt.” And we’d say, “No, no. This is fashion.” Now short sleeved printed shirts are on fire. We work with Italian mills we’ve been with for 25 years or more to make them.How big is every collection each season?Bloody big! It’s about 400 different color-style options. In retail we deliver a new story every two weeks and we have a few sprinklings of capsules per year. So new, new, new! We’re not really into fashion but it’s keeping the energy of freshness and letting customers know that we do sell out so they should buy it now.What’s next for the brand?We’ve got a long way to go in America, but we are looking at different countries and are likely to do some things in the UK. But in America we’ve got our own stores in Newport Beach, here in Brooklyn, and we are opening Century City in L.A. in August, La Jolla just north of San Diego in October, and Dallas in early 2018. And then we have other things coming in behind that.Who is the Rodd & Gunn customer, especially in North America versus New Zealand?Our demographic is slightly younger here than we are in Australia, which is slightly younger than we are in New Zealand. But the core consumer is the guy who wants to dress up and wants to dress down, has a relaxed attitude toward life, and is not hassled by things. It caters to his lifestyle and it is sort of ageless in lots of ways. You can be 74 or 25.From a fit point of view, we can do that more fitted European look without being as extreme as Europe. I think that one of the things that we’ve got is a mix between Europe and America that we’ve been seeing through our Southern Hemisphere eyes. So our point of view is different from everyone else’s. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream last_img read more

Former US President Clinton appointed UN special envoy for HaitiFormer US President Clinton appointed UN special envoy for Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Bill Clinton as the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, building on the former United States President’s extensive engagement with the Caribbean nation.“I am confident that President Clinton will bring energy, dynamism and focus to the task of mobilizing international support for Haiti’s economic recovery and reconstruction,” said Mr. Ban.According to a news release, the appointment builds on Mr. Clinton’s extensive engagement with Haiti, while serving in the White House, and most recently, through his Call to Action on Haiti at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2008. The Secretary-General and Mr. Clinton joined forces to help Haiti when they visited the country in March to raise awareness of efforts to help its people and Government bolster their economic security. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, suffered a string of severe setbacks last year, and was deeply affected by the rise in global food and oil prices. In addition, the country was devastated by four successive storms in as many weeks, leaving 800 people dead and another one million either homeless or badly affected.“It is an honour to accept the Secretary General’s invitation to become Special Envoy to Haiti,” said Mr. Clinton. “Last year’s natural disasters took a great toll, but Haiti’s Government and people have the determination and ability to ‘build back better,’ not just to repair the damage done but to lay the foundations for the long term sustainable development that has eluded them for so long.”As Special Envoy, he will support the efforts of the Haitian authorities to jumpstart sustainable social and economic development. He will focus attention on the importance of new partnerships and efforts among the private sector, civil society, and donors, as well as strengthen local capacity, and create a more stable and prosperous future for the children of Haiti. “I believe Haiti is better positioned to make progress for all its people than at any time since I first visited in 1978,” Mr. Clinton added. “It offers unique opportunities for public and private investment to improve health and education in ways that will be good for Haitians and all their partners in our interdependent world.”Mr. Clinton is no stranger to the UN, having previously served as the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. 19 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Bill Clinton as the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, building on the former United States President’s extensive engagement with the Caribbean nation. read more

NBA Free Agency Diary Did The Sixers Lose Jimmy Butler And …NBA Free Agency Diary Did The Sixers Lose Jimmy Butler And …

Tobias Harris001615233+1.0-0.4+0.6 Jonathon Simmons01540019-2.2-1.4-3.5 The Sixers are still very good — if not better!Projected opening-night depth chart for the 2019-20 Philadelphia 76ers, based on CARMELO plus/minus ratings PLAYERPGSGSFPFCTOTALOFF. +/-DEF. +/-TOT. +/- Team total Jonah Bolden00011011-1.3+1.0-0.3 Zhaire Smith020002-0.9-1.0-1.9 According to our CARMELO player projections (as run through our depth-chart algorithm), this configuration of the Sixers is actually roughly as good the version Philly was running out late in the regular season. It projects for a very good offensive efficiency (+2.0 points better than average) and an elite defense (+5.1) thanks largely to the addition of Horford.Add it up, and the Sixers’ resulting CARMELO rating (1686) is one of the best in the league, roughly equivalent to that of a 59-win team. With the Warriors diminished and some of the buzzier Eastern Conference teams of the summer still having big question marks (the Nets, for instance, might not live up to the hype in the short term with Kevin Durant injured all season), Philadelphia may have managed to successfully navigate a treacherous offseason and set itself up for a legitimate chance in what should be a wide-open NBA title hunt next year. Joel Embiid00003434+1.9+4.1+6.0 EXPECTED MINUTES PER GAMEPLAYER RATING The Philadelphia 76ers went into the NBA’s free-agency blitz with an eye on keeping together as much as possible of last season’s 51-win outfit (which took the eventual champion Raptors to seven games in the playoffs), including potentially re-signing free agents Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick, plus working out an extension for Ben Simmons.That didn’t quite all come together for GM Elton Brand on Sunday — but maybe his team came out ahead on the other side. Redick is gone; Butler was traded. But Harris and Simmons signed new deals, Al Horford was added, and the Butler deal brought an intriguing package of talent headlined by ex-Heat guard Josh Richardson. The resulting team looks … actually really good? Mike Scott00106016-1.6-1.0-2.6 Expected wins58.8 Josh Richardson132020035+0.6+0.3+0.9 Marial Shayok042006-1.8-1.2-3.0 240+2.0+5.1+7.1 Ben Simmons33400037+2.2+1.7+3.9 Replacement-level PG200002-0.7-1.0-1.7 Matisse Thybulle03140017-1.7+1.0-0.7 Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. CARMELO team rating1686 Al Horford000161228+0.7+2.5+3.2 read more

British Telecom sues Google for patent infringement across all its servicesBritish Telecom sues Google for patent infringement across all its services

first_imgBritish Telecom (BT), the London-based telecommunications company, has filed a lawsuit against Google that claims infringement of 6 patents. This is a big deal for both companies as the lawsuit lists just about every major service Google offers as well as Android as the products that infringe these patents.The patents in question are:6,151,309 – Service provision system for communications networks6,169,515 – Navigation information system6,397,040 – Telecommunications apparatus and method6,578,079 – Communications node for providing network based information service6,650,284 – Information system6,826,598 – Storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices.As you can see from the list above, these are very general and broad patents. It is therefore unsurprising to find BT claiming the infringement by Google is across many of its services and products. Listed in the complaint are the following Google properties:Google MapsGoogle Maps NavigationAndroidAndroid MarketGoogle SearchGoogle PlacesGoogle OffersGoogle+Google BooksGoogle MusicGoogle DocsGmailBT filed its complaint on Thursday and is seeking damages for deliberate infringement. It wants an injunction against Google and therefore all the service that infringe. If such an injunction was allowed it would pretty much take Google offline, but I can’t see that happening.The complaint also suggests BT has been attempting to get Google to pay license fees, but clearly that didn’t work otherwise the lawsuit would never have been filed.Google certainly has the money to fight this lawsuit, but BT must feel quite confident to start what is inevitably going to be quite an expensive battle in the courts.More at FOSS Patentslast_img read more

Mozilla Firefox 12 et 13 le plein de nouveautésMozilla Firefox 12 et 13 le plein de nouveautés

first_imgMozilla Firefox 12 et 13 : le plein de nouveautésLa 12e mouture de Firefox est disponible au téléchargement dans sa version finale. Elle apporte quelques améliorations, mais se fait déjà voler la vedette par la bêta de Firefox 13 et ses nouvelles pages d’accueil et de son nouvel onglet.Mozilla ne perd pas de temps ! Un mois seulement après la livraison de la onzième version du navigateur, la fondation a mis en ligne la mouture définitive de Firefox 12, mais aussi la bêta de Firefox 13.La douzième mouture du navigateur corrige 85 failles de sécurité, et enrichit Firefox de plusieurs améliorations. Parmi elles, l’automatisation des mises à jours, qui vise àlimiter le déclenchement du contrôle du compte de l’utilisateur (UAC). Le navigateur affiche en outre les résultats de recherche au centre de la page, pour une lecture plus facile. L’affichage du code source pour les développeurs a lui aussi été amélioré, avec une numérotation des lignes et la prise en charge des propriétés CSS column-fill et text-align-last notamment, tandis que la technologie HTML5 est mieux intégrée.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais Firefox 12 à peine achevé, Mozilla a déjà bien avancé dans le développement de son successeur. La treizième version du navigateur est disponible en version bêta. Une mouture qui annonce cette fois des changements plus visibles. La page d’accueil du navigateur a en effet été repensée. Sous le champ de recherche Google apparaissent de nouvelles icônes menant vers diverses fonctions : téléchargements, marque-pages, historique, modules, Sync et paramètres. A droite de l’écran, une autre icône, plus grosse, permet de restaurer la dernière session.La page Nouvel Onglet a elle aussi été modifiée. Elle affiche un mélange de neuf vignettes de sites récemment visités et des sites les plus souvent utilisés. Cette page peut être modifiée en faisant glisser les vignettes pour les réorganiser, ou en supprimant un site pour en épingler un autre.Enfin pour les développeurs, la nouvelle mouture de Firefox s’enrichit du support du protocole SPDY, qui vise à accélérer l’affichage des pages web. Les divers outils qui leur sont destinés ont également été optimisés. 72 améliorations sont au total annoncées.Le 27 avril 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Web 20 How to Get What You Dont Pay ForWeb 20 How to Get What You Dont Pay For

first_imgLet me take you on a journey back in time… It’s the late 1990s. I’m sporting my best mullet and stone-washed jeans and working at a b-to-b technology magazine, which has just launched a “Web site” on this thing called an “Internet.” The publication is run by forward-thinking suits, who decide in their ultimate wisdom to add bulletin boards to their shiny new online property, where folks can exchange pleasantries “in cyberspace.” So they commission a company to build and add the bulletin boards to the site at huge expense.Almost no one uses the message boards, but more importantly, one of the more geeky employees points out shortly thereafter that a better bulletin board is available as Linux software, at a cost of no dollars (and two years after that, the magazine is shut down… coincidence?).Of course, no-one in b-to-b publishing could make such a dumbass mistake today, right? Wrong. Every day in every part of our industry b-to-b publishers throw good money away signing long-term contracts that lock them into overpaying for technology that is available to the canny shopper either free, or for pennies on the dollar. Worse still, many of these contracts lock them into proprietary services, which make it difficult and hugely expensive to switch providers.Deals A’ Plenty But don’t take my word for it; let’s look at some real-world examples. A former colleague of mine, R. Scott Raynovich, is currently starting a Web business, raynoreport.com, comprising ad-supported blogs and paid research. The site will feature message boards, e-commerce, and a bunch of other Web 2.0 mumbo jumbo. The cost to launch this business? $600 for two years of hosting on godaddy.com, plus $2,000 in programming development work. This is a good deal—working out to just $3.56 a day. (How does that compare to the cost of running your Web 2.0 enabled e-commerce friendly site, hmmmm?)I recently negotiated a deal with a paid search company for a large publisher. After the usual va-et-vient we agreed on a price of 5 cents per click-through with the provider. It subsequently transpired that a different part of the same publisher was paying 80 cents per click-through for the same service. Oops!There are three reasons why there are deals a’plenty to be had at the moment. First, the recession. Second, VCs with deep pockets and shallow IQs are funding many of the Web startups and are prepared to paper over losses in the hope that their investment will be the last man standing. Third, Google has more money than sense. Recent analysis by Internet Evolution, a Web site I founded, indicates Google is losing about $1.6 million a day on YouTube. And at Internet Evolution we’re taking advantage of Google’s largesse by using YouTube to enable video messaging on our site—for free. There’s no reason why other b-to-b publishers shouldn’t do the same.How To Keep From Getting BurnedTraditionally the argument for going with a more expensive service is that you get what you pay for. This is often not true. Take customer service—in my experience I’ve found that it tends to dissolve faster than an Alka-Seltzer once you ink a contract with any Web service provider. Talking of contracts, here’s another word of advice: NEVER sign a contract of more than one year with any provider of any Internet service. Things like Web hosting, e-commerce, and content management are infrastructure, and the rule of thumb is that all Internet infrastructure is getting cheaper over time. Locking in a price today makes no sense.Before signing with any service provider find out how easy it will be to extricate yourself should things go pear-shaped. Hosting companies and content management companies add a bunch of proprietary “stuff” on the backend, which makes it incredibly difficult and time consuming to extract your data should you have a falling out with them. This explains why the average cost of switching content management systems is $250,000, or enough to keep raynoreport.com going for 187 years.For b-to-b publishers the game today isn’t “The Price is Right,” or even “Let’s Make a Deal.” In a world where Google has virtually limitless money and VCs have an inexhaustible supply of stupid, publishers with money to spend on Web services hold all of the power. Half price? How about “no price”—at least for the first six months. Baker’s dozen? Make that a two-for-one and you’ll think about it.Steve Saunders is an independent media consultant and the founderof Internet Evolution.last_img read more

35 booked in drunken drive check in Hyderabad35 booked in drunken drive check in Hyderabad

first_imgThe Traffic police have registered 35 cases against those for driving in the intoxicated state during the weekend drunken drive checking conducted at Jubilee Hills on Friday night. The police intercepted the vehiclists at the Neeru’s Jubilee Hills and conducted the checking. Around 11 cars, 24 bikes were seized. The seized vehicles were taken to the police station. On July 7, 2019, a private travels bus driver was arrested for driving the vehicle in an inebriated state. The Cyberabad police who were inspecting the vehicles at Puppalaguda toll gate stopped the bus while it was heading to Kandukur with 50 passengers on board.last_img

Meet the Black Candidates in the 40th DistrictMeet the Black Candidates in the 40th District

first_imgAnees Abdul-RahimAbdul-Rahim’s Facebook page lists him as founder and director of the Al Tawhid Counseling Network. He attended the HBCU, Lincoln University in Pa., and graduated from Essex Community College in Maryland. Nick MosbyMosby served on the Baltimore City Council from 2010 to 2016. He was appointed by Mayor Catherine Pugh to his current 40th District Delegate seat once occupied by Barbara Robinson (who moved on to the Maryland Senate), when Pugh’s previous appointee Gary Brown Jr., was indicted on campaign finance violations. Mosby ran unsuccessfully to be Baltimore mayor in 2016. He is a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Tuskegee Institute, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is married to Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Melissa WellsWells, a longtime community advocate in the 40th, is a labor leader, who is a member of the Baltimore Washington Building Trades Unions. She is a financial security specialist. Frank M. Conaway, Jr.Conaway was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing the 40th in 2006. He is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and in 2014, he was the first Maryland legislator to sponsor a bill to require body-worn cameras for police officers. Conaway holds a B.A. degree in business administration from Sojourner-Douglass College. He produced dozens of controversial YouTube videos on subjects ranging from the Book of Revelations, to Rubik’s Cube, and peddled several of his books, allegedly using the mailroom of Baltimore’s Municipal Post Office. He resigned from that job in 2014 and the videos were taken down. He is a member of the Conaway political family. Sarah MatthewsMatthews, a native of the South side of Chicago, has established herself as a neighborhood activist in Bolton Hill. She is a former member of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. She has run unsuccessfully for several Baltimore elected offices over the years. Timothy MercerMercer, a contractor has run unsuccessfully for multiple Baltimore elected offices.center_img Latia HopkinsHopkins is a political organizer, who has worked on several Democratic campaigns around the state. She is a graduate of Frostburg State University in Western Maryland, where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, and Law and Society, as well as a Masters degree in Education. She is the Mid-Atlantic regional director for Young Democrats of America. Terrell Boston-SmithBoston-Smith began working as youth community organizer when he was a student at Baltimore City College High School. He pursued higher education as an undergrad at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and graduate student at Baruch College, City University of New York. He served as campaign manager for Del. Cory McCray’s successful run for the 45th House of Delegates seat and was political director for Brian Frosh’s successful campaign for Maryland Attorney General. He is a member of the Boston political family of Baltimore. By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comLarge swaths of the 40th Legislative District of Baltimore City are plagued by poverty and violence (both epicenters of the 2015 uprising, Mondawmin and Penn North are in the 40th). However, it is also the home of venerable Druid Hill Park, four institutions of higher education (Coppin State University, Baltimore City Community College, the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Maryland at Baltimore), some of the most aesthetically beautiful neighborhoods in the city, as well as some of the most historically significant Black communities. Here is the most complete list available of Black candidates vying for the three seats to represent the 40th in the Maryland House of Delegates. All the candidates are Democrats.Clockwise from top left: Frank Conaway Jr.; Nick Mosby; Westley West; Melissa Wells; Latia Hopkins; Timothy Mercer; Anees Abdul-Rahim; Terrell Boston Smith. (Courtesy Photo) Westley WestWest, is Pastor of Faith Empowered Ministries, at 1900 Walbrook Ave., in West Baltimore. He gained some notoriety as an activist during the uprising of 2015.He ran unsuccessfully for Baltimore City Council in 2016.last_img read more