See also: iOS 7: Is There Any Reason To Jailbreak Anymore?Apple has finally released the official version of iOS 7, its major upgrade to the software that runs iPhones and iPads. The temptation to snag the software update immediately may be tough to resist. But there are a few good reasons to hold off. See if any of these apply to you:Your existing device is jailbroken and you can’t do without one (or all) of your Cydia apps. The much-anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 isn’t out yet (though it’s only a matter of time). So if you rely on jailbreak apps like Activator, Browser Chooser, Winterboard or others, you’ll want to wait until the jailbreak artists, like the Evad3rs team, give the green light.You need a rock-solid, bug-free device. As of this moment, the official public release of iOS 7 is only hours old. Since it’s Apple’s biggest change to date for the mobile platform, it’s not a stretch to say bugs are likely to surface before long. (Anything released on such a major scale is bound to have some glitches. Anyone remember Apple Maps or Siri?) If having a fully functional, reliable device is paramount, then it’s not a bad idea to wait. That way the early adopters can ferret out the issues, whether big or small.Your crucial apps aren’t optimized for iOS 7 yet. App makers are stepping up in droves to assure users that, yes, they are compatible with the new software. But not all of them. This may be due to delays on the developer’s part or a backlog of approvals from the App Store. Either way, you’ll want to be sure your crucial apps work well with iOS 7 before you install it.See also: iOS 7 Is Now Available To The PublicYou struggle with change. When it comes to iOS 7, the alterations aren’t just skin-deep. This version looks, feels and, in many ways, works differently from any other iOS version before it. It features a new lockscreen, new Control Center, new multitasking cards, new icon designs in eye-popping colors and more. If you’ve been comfortably attached to iOS 6, you may feel like a stranger in a foreign land with the new version.That doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t grab the new software update. But if you find change hard to deal with, at least do yourself a favor: Don’t update in a hurry. Do it when you have some time to get acquainted with the new OS and interface changes in your most used apps. (For a peek at the old look against the new, check out these side-by-side-comparisons.) You have an older iDevice. Older handsets like the iPhone 3GS won’t get any love from iOS 7. The iPhone 4, 5th generation iPod touch, and iPad (2+) will. But even for most of those later model devices, the experience won’t be all it’s cracked up to be. Since the new software is optimized for the new hardware—i.e., iPhone 5S and 5C—you won’t get all of iOS 7’s new features on most of the older devices. Plus, other noticeable downsides may surface, like sluggish performance. (For more about legacy iOS devices and iOS 7 features, including a compatibility chart, click here.) You’re not ready to commit. Not sure how you feel about making the leap to iOS 7? Well, before you upgrade, there’s one more thing you need to know: Once you go 7, you may not be able to change your mind. Although iOS 7 betas were downgradeable, it remains to be seen whether you can also back out of the public release. It’s not likely, though, considering Apple typically hasn’t allowed downgrades in the past. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts adriana lee What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#iOS 7 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces See also: How To Downgrade The iOS 7 Beta Back To iOS 6 The Easy WaySure, a new major software version can be exciting—like getting your hands on a brand new device without actually having to plunk down a fortune or extend your carrier contract. But when it comes to Apple’s latest, you’ll want to know what you’re getting into before making the commitment.And once you do, sit back and explore. Then let us know what you think of the changes. Share your thoughts on what you like and dislike the most in the comments below. UPDATE: Of course, if you haven’t updated yet, you may not have a choice but to wait. Apple’s servers are reportedly getting stormed, with users far and wide getting “failed” or “unavailable” error messages. According to CNNMoney: Combine the iOS update with the fact that every app developer is pushing out their iOS 7-ized updates (also delivered to you by Apple), and a perfect storm of server congestion starts brewing.This could be responsible for at least some of the early bugs reported from users who actually managed to download iOS 7.Indeed, the Apple Support Forums reveal user issues relating to activation errors and, in some cases, glitches with specific apps, like iMessage and FaceTime. As for the latter, at least some of those problems seem to surround older iOS devices, or iPhones or iPads that had one of the iOS 7 betas loaded onto them.
When it comes to the party that is planet Earth, we might need to plan for a few extra guests, according to scientists. A new statistical projection concludes that the world population is unlikely to level off during the 21st century, leaving the planet to deal with as many as 13 billion human inhabitants—4 billion of those in Africa—by 2100. The analysis, formulated by U.N. and University of Washington (UW), Seattle, researchers, is the first of its kind to use modern statistical methods rather than expert opinions to estimate future birth rates, one of the determining factors in population forecasts.“The U.N. in the past has been criticized for not doing complete statistics on their data and now they’ve done it exactly right,” says demography researcher John Bongaarts, vice president of the Population Council in New York City, who was not involved in the new work.Through the early 2000s, most researchers thought that the world population—which today hovers around 7 billion—would reach 9 billion by midcentury and then stop growing. But the projection assumed that birth rates in Africa—the highest in the world—would steadily drop as access to contraceptives and women’s education improved. Instead, birth rates in most African countries have remained stagnant or declined only slightly. 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Every few years in recent history, the United Nations has recalculated its population projections after consulting with individual demography and statistics experts who provide best-guess estimates of future fertility (birth rates) and mortality (death rates). But not all experts agree on the trends these numbers will take. And the United Nations couldn’t run advanced statistics on the forecasts, because there were no quantifiable levels of uncertainty associated with the projections. “Experts are pretty good at knowing where things generally stand with these rates,” says statistician Adrian Raftery of UW, a senior author on the new paper. “But what they don’t seem to be good at is integrating the newest data into future estimates in the right way.”Rather than rely on expert opinions for the newest population projections, the United Nations teamed up with Raftery and his colleagues, who developed statistical equations—based on historical and real-time data—that describe how the fertility rate is changing over time in different places around the world. This let them crunch the numbers in a new way, and—in addition to calculating a single estimate—determine the statistical probability of different events, such as the population leveling off.“The combination of a new method that’s not based on assumption but is based directly on data, and also the new data on Africa, have combined to make quite a big change to the overall population projections,” Raftery says.To wit, there’s a 95% chance the world population will be between 9 billion and 13.2 billion by the year 2100, the team concludes online today in Science. Much of that growth, it found, will likely take place in Africa, whose population is estimated to rise from 1 billion to 4 billion by the end of the century. And, unlike projections from last decade, the new graphs show a steady increase through 2100 rather than a midcentury leveling off.The new numbers will be used in models created by economists, environmentalists, and governments who use population estimates to predict pollution and global warming levels; prepare for epidemics; determine road, school, and other infrastructure requirements; and forecast worldwide economic trends. All of these plans need to be altered if the population is going to grow an extra few billion. “There’s a need to put population back on the world agenda as a major issue,” Raftery says. Determining what’s caused Africa’s birth rates to stagnate could be a step toward dealing with this skyrocketing population, he says.But there’s no guarantee that the world’s population is going to continue to rise at its current rate, points out economist and population researcher David Lam of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “We’re still talking about much slower population growth than we just came through,” he says. “The world population doubled between 1960 and 1999 and we’re never going to do that again. The population is leveling off and it’s going to eventually level off under any of these scenarios, whether that’s before 2100 or after.”And of course, the numbers are just projections, Bongaarts says. “It could very well be that we could have epidemics, or wars, or unrest that creates massive mortality. But to be honest, it would require something of a huge magnitude to alter this trajectory.”
This is supposed to be the Summer Olympics, where the heat and excitement go together.After a week’s sunshine and warm weather, it again became cold and wet on Sunday. Brollies, as umbrellas are called here, were out and formal suits were again out.Having forgotten to take an international medical travel insurance before leaving New Delhi, I have been careful. Even when it has been close to 31 degrees C, when people said it was a heat wave here, I did not shed the jacket.Today, it was all about a strong breeze and the chill which made me wonder if you call actually call it a Summer Olympics.In Beijing, I dealt with the weather very differently as you couldn’t wear anything more than a tee shirt and shorts. Before that, in Sydney 2000, the weather was again hot with a high level of ultra violet radiation. So sun tan lotion was a must.It’s almost an obsession for people to talk about the weather in Britain. And today, one thing was clear, if you want to sample all the seasons in a fortnight, this is the place to be in.As long as the sun shines, it is a pleasure to be in Wimbledon or any other outdoor arena. But once it rains, it gets miserable. And the wait for players to step out is irritating.Agreed, there are no traffic snarls like New Delhi and drains don’t get choked. However, if you are not used to the strong breeze, it can get dicey.So how do the temperature changes affect people? If it is athletes, some like it and some don’t. For example, when the Indian hockey team came to Europe for training and getting used to the weather, they didn’t like the chill.In fact, coach Nobbs said last week: “The hotter it gets, the better for our boys, but we will play in any weather.”In the Olympic swimming pool, the water temperature is regulated and it’s indoor, so there is no worry for the swimmers.In other arenas where matches are played indoor the effect of rain and temperature is not much.One of the common jokes in London among the Asian community is why this city should not host a Summer Olympics as there is hardly a proper summer.The reasoning was a bit bizarre as unlike the Winter Olympics where there has to be snow and cold temperatures, the Summer Olympics can be held in heat and humidity or even cool weather.Even as some NRIs were walking around in raincoats and asking me if I could help with tickets, I laughed. I told them I was a mediaperson and needed no ticket.”There are so many empty seats and what LOCOG is doing beats us,” said Sanjay Patel, a Gujarati settled in east London. His plight was indeed pitiable as he was willing to buy tickets in black.At the other end of London, in Wimbledon, Mahesh Bhupathi was frustrated as he wanted to buy tickets for his family.The point is, when we had empty stadia at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, everyone went for Suresh Kalmadi’s jugular. Over here, the local media doesn’t seem to be attacking LOCOG chairman Lord Sebastian Coe in the same manner.Whether venue seats have been sold to corporates or the online sales have not been a success, it is a fact that stadia in London are not full.Venues are far flung and though the transportation is good, travelling from one place to another is time consuming.I was trying to get some tickets for the India vs Holland hockey match on Monday and was told it has been sold out. Given the huge Indian population in Britain, hockey is still a big draw.There is no perfect ticketing system in place for major multi discipline sporting events anywhere in the world . And having spent almost a well already in London, I have not see a current ticket counter.So if anyone tells me London is the best host, I would tend to disagree.advertisement
Los Angeles FC have traded for forward Christian Ramirez from Minnesota United, the Major League Soccer expansion side announced Monday.The Southern California native arrives at the first-year franchise for up to $1 million in allocation money.”Christian has shown a consistent ability to score goals,” LAFC head coach Bob Bradley said in a statement. “We’re excited to have him join the club.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ramirez was a two time Golden Boot winner in the North American Soccer League before making the jump to MLS with Minnesota last season.He had no issues in his first season, scoring 14 goals in 30 games (27 starts) for the Loons, and earned himself a call up to the United States national team for its January camp.The 27-year-old Ramirez has bagged seven goals in 20 games this season, 17 of those starts, but had fallen out of favor after Minnesota added Angelo Rodriguez as a designated player in July.Despite a strong start to the season for LAFC, the central striker position has been somewhat of a question. Marco Urena has yet to score for the team this season, while Adama Diomande, who started off with nine goals in seven games, has not found the net in four contests.Diomande may have also picked up an injury in LAFC’s 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.Ramirez arrives for $250,000 general allocation money (GAM) the next two seasons, $100,00 in target allocation money (TAM) this season and another 200,000 in TAM next year. Minnesota can also receive another $200,000 based on Ramirez’s performance with LAFC.The league’s secondary transfer window closes on August 8.
Jasprit Bumrah took to Twitter to slam the Jaipur traffic Police’s for their ‘don’t cross the line’ photo on a billboard in the city.The photo with a caption, “Don’t cross the line. You know it can be costly”, shows the Indian fast bowler’s faux-pas moment in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan, when he over-stepped as Fakhar Zaman nicked the ball into MS Dhoni’s hands.India had to pay a very costly price for Bumrah’s mistake as Fakhar went onto score an exhilarating hundred in Pakistan’s 180-run win.Bumrah showed his displeasure on Twitter, as he posted, “@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country”.@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country. pic.twitter.com/y0PU6v9uEc- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 23, 2017He put another tweet insisting that he would not indulge in similar bigotry, saying that humans can make mistakes.He tweeted, “@traffic_jpr But don’t worry I won’t make fun of the mistakes which you guys make at your work.because I believe humans can make mistakes.”@traffic_jpr But don’t worry I won’t make fun of the mistakes which you guys make at your work .because I believe humans can make mistakes- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 23, 2017 Jaipur Traffic Police has since responded saying that he is a youth icon and the intention of the billboard was to create awareness and not to hurt .advertisementDear @jaspritbumrah93, our intent was not to hurt your sentiments or the sentiments of millions of cricket fans.- Traffic Police JPR (@traffic_jpr) June 23, 2017.@jaspritbumrah93, you are a youth icon & an inspiration for all of us.- Traffic Police JPR (@traffic_jpr) June 23, 2017.@jaspritbumrah93, we only intended to create more awareness about traffic rules.- Traffic Police JPR (@traffic_jpr) June 23, 2017
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (PTI) The Haryana government has decided to raise daily diet money of police sports persons from a paltry Rs 50 to Rs 150.The diet money is given to the sports persons during tournaments and camps.The state government has taken significant initiatives to provide maximum facilities and incentives to the sports persons so that they can bring laurels to the nation in different sports events, a spokesman of the police department said.Haryana Director General of Police, B S Sandhu, said such a hike would not only boost the morale of police players, but also increase their chances of winning medals in the games.The DGP extended his good wishes on the auspicious occasion of Diwali to the police officers and officials as well as people of the state. He urged them to celebrate a cracker-free Diwali this year. PTI CHS SRY
New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Friday a plea by All India Football Federation (AIFF) challenging the Delhi High Court verdict setting aside the election of NCP leader Praful Patel as the president of the sports body.AIFFs counsel mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer and sought a stay on the high courts October 31 order, which had also appointed former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi as the administrator-cum-returning officer to conduct fresh polls to the sport body.The counsel sought urgent listing of the matter contending that AIFF has to bid for hosting the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and the last date to submit the bid was November 14.”The high court had set aside the election of AIFF committee. We are seeking a stay on it (high courts order). Under the FIFA Rules, a country is recognised only if there is an elected body and if there is no elected body, a country is derecognised by the FIFA,” the AIFF counsel told the bench.The bench, after hearing the brief submissions, said the plea would be heard on November 10.The high court had set aside the election of Patel as the president of the sports body observing that the AIFF Rules were in breach of the National Sports Code and Model Guidelines.Patel, a former minister of civil aviation and heavy industries, was elected for a four-year term in December last year along with the Executive Committee for 2017-2020, after the high court had, as an interim measure, vacated the stay on the polls on the ground that the result would be subject to the final outcome of the issue pending before it.advertisementThe high court had directed that fresh elections should be held in accordance with the model guidelines.It had said the administrator should conduct the polls by resolving the issue of disaffiliation of members/units of AIFF as on November 30, 2016 and preparing the electoral list within a month by giving two weeks notice to the parties.The high court had said that till the elections are conducted and the results declared in consonance with the National Sports Code and in compliance with its directions, the AIFF should not make any new financial commitments, except with the administrators prior approval.The court passed the interim order on an application by the AIFF seeking vacation and modification of its December 15 last years order staying the election process.The National Sports Code is a set of guidelines issued by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2011 to ensure that National Sports Federations (NSFs) dependent on government funding are made accountable and transparent. PTI ABA MNL RRT ARC
Simultaneously with Intel’s launch, SECO is making available a new range of solutions based on the latest Intel technologies: the 8th Gen Intel Core U processor family (codename “Whiskey Lake”) and the 9th Generation Intel Core H processor family (codename “Coffee Lake Refresh”).The 8th Gen Intel Core U-Series processors are feature rich delivering high performance per watt. Ranging from 4 to 2 cores, increased I/O capacity and the latest DDR4-2400 memory, these processors meet the increasing requirements for graphics, audio, and compute capabilities while providing the headroom to consolidate data and applications. Software optimized tools such as the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit and Intel System Studio accelerates the development of vision applications like facial recognition, people counting, and object detection.To exploit this great potential in a standard form factor, SECO developed the COMe-C55-CT6, a COM Express 3.0 Compact Type 6 module with the 8th Gen Intel Core and Celeron U-series processors. It stands out for the wide connectivity (4x USB 3.1, 8x USB 2.0, and up to 8x PCI-e x1 lanes) and it features an Intel UHD Graphics 620 and two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting DDR4-2400 (up to 32GB). Thanks to its low power multi-core Intel architecture for mobile applications, capable of combining high versatility with great power and excellent energy-efficiency, the COMe-C55-CT6 is perfect for biomedical and medical devices, edge computing, digital signage & infotainment, HMI, kiosks, transportation, and measuring instruments.The 9th Gen Intel Core H-Series processors are Intel IoT’s most powerful and flexible generation of 45 watt processors yet, offering support for Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit and Intel Media SDK. Ranging from 4 to 6 cores, increased I/O capacity and the latest DDR4-2666 memory, these processors deliver the performance required to consolidate multiple workloads, a flexible platform to design intelligent devices and value-add solutions.To fully meet these market demands, SECO built on these state-of-the-art processors a COM Express solution and a Single Board Computer in mini-ITX form factor.The COMe-C08-BT6 is a COM Express 3.0 Basic Type 6 Module with the Intel 8th generation Core / Xeon CPUs and now also 9th generation Core / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron CPUs. It is an exceptional platform when it comes to performance, with up to six cores for greater processing power. Furthermore, it features an Intel Gen9 LP graphic core architecture, up to 48 execution units and comes with 4x USB 3.0, 8x USB 2.0, 8x PCI-e x1 Gen3, and finally PEG x16 Gen3. The supported memory is up to 64GB DDR4-2666 on two SO-DIMM slots (also ECC technology with Xeon and Core i3 combined with CM246 PCH). It is ideal for biomedical and medical devices, digital signage & infotainment, gaming, telco, HMI, industrial automation and control.For those looking for a single board computer based on these innovative Intel-based processors, SECO also developed the SBC-C66-mITX, a SBC in mini-ITX form factor with the Intel 8th generation Core/Xeon and 9th generation Core / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron CPUs. It stands out for its great graphics capabilities, with an Intel UHD Graphics 630/P630 architecture, supporting up to 3 independent displays at the same time and multiple video interfaces (2x DP++ connector, eDP 40-poles connector – interface switched with LVDS, LVDS Single/Dual Channel connector – interface switched with eDP). The connectivity is impressively wide, with up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet interface with AMT support, IEEE1588 and TSN support thanks to the SDP functionality of the Ethernet Controller Intel I210, 2x USB 3.1, 4x USB 2.0, NVMe SSD slot, PCI-e x8 port (PCI-e x16 mechanical slot) and VPU High Speed Connector with 4x USB 3.1 and 2x PCI-ex4. Memory-wise, it mounts up to 128GB of DDR4 memory on 4x SO-DIMM slots (ECC supported). Main applications are biomedical/medical devices, gaming, industrial automation and control, IIoT, and surveillance: a high-performance, flexible solution for intelligence at the edge.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous TQ: COM Express Compact module now with latest 8th gen Intel Core embedded processorsNext Kontron COM Express Compact Type 6 with 8th Gen Intel Core or Celeron processors
Premier League Share on LinkedIn Premier League clubs aim to block rich six’s bid for bigger share of TV cash Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were believed to have pulled West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton on board but the agreement of 14 clubs is needed to effect such a substantial change. Stoke, Swansea and Crystal Palace are understood to have been the three clubs most fervently against the proposed change.A meeting of representatives from the 20 clubs this month had ended without resolution and it is believed Steve Parish, the chairman and part-owner of Palace, called a meeting with the 13 other clubs to ensure they held firm. The six have pushed for change because they believe they are more responsible for the growing overseas interest and therefore deserving of a larger slice of the income.It is understood the Premier League is not concerned that this setback could cause the six to look at establishing a breakaway league, possibly with other European clubs, with any such move needing to be approved by Uefa.It is not the first time some clubs have suggested they are worthy of a larger share of TV money. In 2011, Ian Ayre, then the Liverpool chief executive, intimated that certain others lacked pulling power abroad. “In Kuala Lumpur there isn’t anyone subscribing to ESPN to watch Bolton,” he claimed.However, it is the first time it has reached the negotiating table and Scudamore has been desperate to keep both sides happy. He may now look at offering a different deal but will be wary of pushing the six into a breakaway move.The Premier League said in a statement: “Clubs have been discussing the distribution formula for their international broadcasting revenues. The Premier League has facilitated these discussions, to bring together the wide range of views which exist. It has become clear there is currently no consensus for change, meaning tomorrow’s club meeting is not necessary.” Reuse this content The Premier League’s so-called big six have been forced to accept defeat in their battle for a bigger share of £1bn of overseas TV revenue.Some of the other Premier League clubs banded together to oppose strongly a proposal that would have seen 35% of the money distributed according to league position.A meeting planned for Wednesday in London was cancelled when it became apparent no agreement would be reached. The current arrangement, in place since the Premier League came into existence 25 years ago, distributes overseas television revenue equally between all clubs.In an attempt to appease the six the Premier League’s executive chairman, Richard Scudamore, had suggested a model whereby 35% of the money would be distributed according to league position. Share on Messenger Read more Share on Pinterest Sports rights Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Football politics news Topics Share on Facebook
Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix Adelaide United 3 Wellington Phoenix 1: Hosts up to fourth with easy win Ryan Benson 19:22 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix Adelaide United Wellington Phoenix A-League Wellington Phoenix suffered a fourth A-League defeat in five games on Friday, losing 3-1 to Adelaide United. Adelaide United have moved up to fourth in the A-League thanks to a straightforward 3-1 win over rock-bottom Wellington Phoenix on Friday.Phoenix held their own for much of the first half, but Adelaide broke the deadlock just before the interval and there was to no stopping the hosts from there.Johan Absalonsen opened the scoring with this third goal in as many games, evading his marker to head in a cross. 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 United doubled their lead in the 61st minute through Ben Garuccio, who embarked on a powerful run before blasting an emphatic finish into the roof of the net from close range.And a third followed soon after – Nathan Konstandopoulos stabbing in from 10 yards after brilliantly dragging the ball away from a defender.The visitors pulled one back late on through Logan Rogerson’s penalty after Ersan Gulum tripped him, but it was too little, too late.Adelaide move up to fourth while the Phoenix remain rock bottom.Highlights: https://t.co/ri1DHIzpOc #ADLvWEL #ALeague pic.twitter.com/tQXsODkj4y— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) March 30, 2018
Next India vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction, Captain and Vice CaptainIndia vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction: As India take on South Africa in the series opener of the 3-match T20I series, they would look derive confidence from a 3-0 win against West Indies.advertisement India Today Web Desk DharamshalaSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 17:28 IST India vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction ( Courtesy by BCCI)Virat Kohli will be venturing into the unknown with a clean slate, where a few seasoned hands will be backing a group of immensely talented youngsters, in his quest for World T20 title which begins with a three-match bilateral series against South Africa here on Sunday.The real battle begins now with this series against Quinton de Kocks and Kagiso Rabadas, who are also in the midst of a tough transition phase.A good spell from Rabada or a cameo from David Miller could pose challenge for the Indians, while some of the others like Test specialist Temba Bavuma or Anrich Nortje will like to prove their credentials in absence of Faf du Plessis or Hashim Amla.It is yet to be known and Rishabh Pant’s indiscretions doesn’t make it easier for Kohli and Shastri.Manish Pandey has been in and around for years now and despite the kind of quality he possesses, the Karnataka batsman has not inspired highest confidence in the chances he got.For India, will it be Manish Pandey at No 4 or Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, who was in fine form during the Windies one dayers?Rajasthan leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is a young talent and is being billed as one for the future.And with all-rounder Krunal Pandya also shaping up well and Ravindra Jadeja’s experience set to come in handy, where does it leave the much in demand wrist spin duo, who had replaced Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja (for the better part) post 2017 Champions Trophy.advertisementNot to forget, India have a back up finger spinner in young Washington Sundar, who in his U-19 days was a hard-hitting top-order batsman. So next question is where does it leave Kuldeep and Chahal in T20 scheme of things?Last but not the least is the pace department where Bumrah is the only certainty.Deepak Chahar, who many in Indian cricket term as ‘Poor Man’s Praveen Kumar’ for the movement he generates during first spell, is an inspired investment for shortest version.And then there is Navdeep Saini with raw pace and Khaleel Ahmed bringing in the left-arm variety but known to leak runs.My Dream11 Team1 Rohit Sharma (VC), 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Virat Kohli (CAPT), 4 Reeza Hendricks, 5 David Miller, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Rishabh Pant (WK), 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Tabraiz ShamsiIndia (probable): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan/ KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), 4 Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep SainiSouth Africa (probable): 1. Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin/George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz ShamsiFor 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 India vs South AfricaFollow Ind vs SAFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharma
zoom European short sea shipping specialist Compagnie Luxembourgeoise d’Navigation (CLdN) RoRo SA has exercised options for construction of two more 5, 400 lane meter vessels at the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The latest options will make up the seventh and eighth ship from the company’s 12 planned newbuildings, with additional options for a further four.According to CLdN, the order complements the previously announced firm orders for six vessels, of which the initial two 8,000 lane meter vessels will be delivered within 2017. The first one, to be named Celine, is due to arrive in Northern Europe during September.The previously announced strategy to prepare for expansion in the Port of Zeebrugge, with the development of a new 36 hectare Port facility at Albert II Dock, will be delivered prior to the new vessels entering service, CLdN added.In line with the previous orders, these vessels will be LNG ready, allowing for adaption to dual fuel propulsion.The lifting of options comes three months after CLdN raised its orderbook to six ships from the series.CLdN RoRo SA operates 24 RoRo vessels and its core services have traditionally been the Continent / UK, but it has steadily expanded its geographical presence into new markets, including Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Portugal in recent years.“We are half way through our 5 year plan and already have 8 of the 12 vessels planned as firm orders, keeping us well ahead of target,” a spokesperson for CLdN commented.
Four stories in the news for Thursday, May 23———TRUDEAU TO EXONERATE CHIEF POUNDMAKERPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit a Saskatchewan First Nation today to exonerate a chief unjustly convicted of treason more than 130 years ago. Trudeau is to vindicate Chief Poundmaker during a ceremony at the reserve that bears his name — Poundmaker Cree Nation — about 200 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. Members of the First Nation describe Poundmaker as an important political leader who spoke out against Treaty 6 and stood up for his people at the time of the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. They say Poundmaker was inappropriately labelled a traitor even though he stopped First Nations fighters from going after retreating federal forces that had attacked them.———PARTIES SHOP FOR HOUSING IDEAS FOR PLATFORMSFederal parties are preparing to chase voters with ideas for dealing with what a new survey suggests is a major concern across the country — housing affordability. The ideas being shopped around to stakeholders in the housing sector include spending on certain groups, such as veterans, and more spending to increase the supply of lower-cost housing units to further cool housing prices. The struggle with affordability and the price of housing in some markets is shaping up to be a key campaign issue. A survey being released today, conducted for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, suggests the cost of housing is seen as having the largest effect on quality of life in Canadian cities.———ACCESSIBILITY BILL A STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAWCanada’s accessibility minister says the government will be acting on the Senate’s proposed recommendations to strengthen the country’s first piece of accessibility legislation for people with disabilities. Carla Qualtrough sent a letter to disabled advocates saying the government planned to accept all the amendments senators had proposed for the Accessible Canada Act. Earlier this month, the Senate committee on social affairs, science and technology adopted several amendments that nearly a hundred disability organizations said were necessary to make the law effective. Chief among them was a call to set a timeline requiring the act to be fully implemented by 2040, as well as recognition of sign language as an official language among deaf Canadians.———CLEAN-ENERGY SECTOR GROWTH OUTPACES CANADA’SCanada’s clean-energy sector says it’s growing faster than the economy as a whole and is rivalling some better-known industries for jobs. Clean Energy Canada is releasing a study today it commissioned to try to paint the first real picture of an industry it feels nobody knows much about but that is critically important to the future both in terms of climate change and the economy. Nearly 300,000 people are directly employed across the industry, which encompasses everything from renewable-energy production and transfer to public transit and entrepreneurs developing products to help us live our lives producing fewer greenhouse-gas emissions. The clean-energy industry accounted for three per cent of Canada’s GDP in 2017.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations at its annual general assembly today in Meadow Lake, Sask.— The verdict is expected today in the case of a Halifax police officer charged with assaulting a homeless man outside a shelter.— Meteorologists from the Canadian Hurricane Centre will be in Dartmouth, N.S., today to discuss the general outlook for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season and the steps Canadians can take to be prepared.The Canadian Press
Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN), John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills and many special guests will return to Los Angeles on April 5 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.Also performing are special guests—rapper Watsky, indie artist Xolie Morra, Rio “Soulschocka” Wyles, Adam Mandela Walden, and Neal Katz. The benefit concert will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 AM PT through all Ticketmaster outlets, and online here.The April 5 event spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community during World Autism Awareness Day and throughout Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues Concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.“We are so thrilled to be doing this again. Last year’s Light Up The Blues benefit was such an incredible event, life changing for all involved. We are so grateful to be able to bring such a special night of music to the Autism community and to support Autism Speaks,” says Kristen & Stephen Stills. Light Up The Blues will celebrate the many gifts of autistic individuals, while supporting Autism Speaks in their mission to raise awareness and continue to enact their successful advocacy on behalf of all those who navigate through the journey of Autism.“We value our partnership with the Stills family on this amazing event that not only has great music, but also highlights the incredible talents of individuals on the spectrum, and lets them shine bright for a wonderful evening,” said Matt Asner, Executive Director of Southern California for Autism Speaks.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general is accusing Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of “repeatedly and persistently” sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday by the state prosecutor that could impact the company’s potential sale.“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers filed against Weinstein and the company.Schneiderman launched a civil rights probe into the New York City-based company in October after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades.Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman, released a statement Sunday evening saying many of the allegations against his client are “without merit.”“While Mr. Weinstein’s behaviour was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality, and at the end of the inquiry it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive positions than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination at either Miramax or TWC,” Brafman said.Scores of women, including well-known actresses, have come forward with stories of forced sexual encounters. Weinstein was fired by the film company he founded with his brother Robert and expelled from Hollywood’s movie academy.The attorney general’s office said the lawsuit was filed on Sunday partly due to reports of the company’s imminent sale, saying it believed it would leave victims without adequate redress.“Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enables will be unjustly enriched,” court papers said.Schneiderman’s investigation found that employees were subjected to various verbal threats from Weinstein such as “I will kill you, I will kill your family, and “you don’t know what I can do.”“To work for Harvey Weinstein was to work under a persistent barrage of gender-based obscenities, vulgar name-calling, sexualized interactions, threats of violence, and a workplace general hostile to women,” according to court papers.In one case, the probe found that “in a fit of rage against one female employee, he yelled that she should leave the company and make babies since that was all she was good for.”Female executives were forced to facilitate Weinstein’s sexual conquests with promises of employment opportunities to women who met his favour, according to the lawsuit, which also accused the company of being “responsible for the unlawful conduct” by failing to stop the abuse.The company and co-owner Robert “are liable because they were aware of and acquiesced in repeated and persistent unlawful conduct by failing to investigate or stop it,” court papers said.Representatives for Weinstein have previously denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.
MONTREAL – Consolidation within the global aircraft manufacturing industry is fine as long as the benefits of competition remain alive, Air Canada’s CEO said Monday.“Having a dynamic where some of the smaller aircraft are supported by some of the larger aircraft manufacturers can actually be a good thing provided that there is still good competition and you’re not faced with a single source environment,” Calin Rovinescu said during an aerospace conference in Montreal.Bombardier is in the process of finalizing Airbus’s purchase a majority control of the C Series program, while Boeing is in talks to join forces with Brazil’s Embraer.Rovinescu said duopolies can get too cozy and act as a negative force against innovation, but the move can also help companies to scale up to ensure programs get to market.He said Airbus supporting the C Series and Embraer working with Boeing isn’t necessarily negative as long as a couple of competitors remain in the marketplace that allow smaller aircraft makers to continue innovating.“We like the fact that the C Series served as somewhat of a disruptor in the narrowbody segment of the market where you really do not see a tremendous amount of innovation for nearly three decades,” he said in a discussion with Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare.Bellemare said he doesn’t view the Boeing-Embraer tie-up as a “great marriage” but said Bombardier’s deal with Airbus will provide great value to the C Series program.He said the European manufacturer has an amazing customer reach and scale that will help to accelerate C Series sales, and a vast supply chain that can help the aircraft to achieve cost targets more quickly to meet customer demands for lower pricing.“It’s a big driving force behind our ability to take the cost down and get to cost target,” Bellemare added.The comments were made as Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced a $49.5-million investment in an aerospace consortium led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Inc.The funding is expected to create or maintain 300 jobs by helping Bell and 18 industry and academic partners develop innovative technologies, including fully autonomous aerial systems along with efforts to reduce noise.Bell Canada president Cynthia Garneau said the funding could help efforts to develop air taxis designed to reduce road congestion.“The future is not so far away and the future looks very uplifting,” she told the conference.Challenges to developing air taxis including battery technology, air traffic control, cost, certification and public acceptanceUber plans to test its network of electric “flying cars” that can take off and land vertically by 2020 in Dallas and Los Angeles.Meanwhile, the union representing Bombardier employees doesn’t anticipate overly acrimonious negotiations to renew the collective agreement once Airbus takes control of the C Series program.The contract expires Nov. 30 but the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) travelled to France to meet with the three main aerospace unions to learn more about their relationship with Airbus.David Chartrand, the union’s Quebec co-ordinator, says he was somewhat reassured because there is already a fairly strong union culture in both France and Canada.He says he was “happy” to negotiate with the French company rather than Boeing, the American aerospace giant that could have been Bombardier’s partner in the C Series.In March, Bombardier Aerospace workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new reciprocity agreement that ensures workers who switch between Bombardier and the future partnership don’t lose their pensions and keep most seniority benefits, including salary and vacation time.— With files from Julien ArsenaultFollow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B, TSX:AC)
Kolkata: Kolkata Police seized unaccounted cash worth more than Rs. one crore and arrested three persons in two separate raids in the city, a senior officer said on Wednesday. “Two persons named Kunal Kumar (29) and Rahul Kumar (27), both residents of Bihar, were arrested with unaccounted cash worth Rs 65 lakh from central Kolkata’s Mir Bhahar Road and Strand Road crossing at around 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday,” Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Praveen Tripathi told IANS. In another incident, a Kolkata resident named Mohan Agarwal (29) was arrested with unaccounted cash worth Rs 35.5 lakh from Strand Road, the officer said. Cases have been registered against the three accused in the Burrabazar Police Station under charges of theft (IPC 379) and various sections of the CrPC.
6 December 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he would discuss planned Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem with his diplomatic partners in the Quartet, which brings together the United Nations, European Union, Russian Federation and the United States in the search for a lasting solution to the conflict in the Middle East. Responding to press questions on the plans, Mr. Ban said the UN’s position on the illegality of settlements is well known.“These new tenders for 300 new homes in East Jerusalem, so soon after this Annapolis Middle East peace conference, I think, is not helpful,” said Mr. Ban, referring to the recent meeting in the US city that brought together Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well as top officials from concerned countries.“I will be discussing this matter with my Quartet partners,” he said.
Saskatoon police are investigating the city’s 14th homicide of 2019, after a 27-year-old man died in hospital following an altercation in a parking lot on Northumberland Avenue.According to a police news release, emergency crews were called to the 900 block of Northumberland Avenue on Saturday around 2:15 a.m., after receiving reports that a man had been injured when an altercation broke out between a group of people in a parking lot.The man was transported to hospital, where police say he died from his injuries.Investigators with the major crimes, forensic identification and other investigative units attended the scene.Police arrested two people of interest shortly after 8 a.m. when a member of the traffic unit spotted a vehicle believed to be associated with the incident.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Police later issued a news release stating that one of the two men, age 26, is charged with second-degree murder and the other, age 33, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to aggravated assault.Because multiple people were present when the incident took place and some were recording video with their phones, police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the event, or recorded some or all of the incident to contact them at 306-975-8300, and ask to speak to an investigator in the major crimes unit.