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Backache fails to deter Sudhir from ‘lifting’ bronze

first_imgSudhir Kumar kept the Indian flag flying high at the Commonwealth Games as he lifted a total of 297kg to win bronze in the men’s 77kg weightlifting at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. Sudhir lifted 131kg in his first attempt at snatch but failed to lift 136kg in his second and third attempts.In clean and jerk, he lifted 161kg in the first attempt and 166kg in the second, but failed to lift 171kg in his final attempt, thereby ending up in the third spot. Sudhir said it was mixed day for him. “It was a good day as I won a medal but it was a bad day as far as my performance is concerned,” he said. Sudhir said his snatch round was ‘pathetic’ because if he had lifted a good weight, he would definitely have won gold. “I had no pressure to perform well but I had a back injury. I am happy that at least I won the medal.”Weightlifting coach Harnam Singh admitted Sudhir’s performance was not good. “This medal was really unexpected but we got it. Sudhir did not perform well but something is better than nothing,” he said. Yukio Peter of Nauru won gold with a combined total of 333kg after a snatch of 148kg and clean and jerk of 185kg. Australia’s Ben Turner bagged silver by lifting a total weight of 308kg.Nigerian Felix Cobham Ekpo matched Peter with 148kg in snatch, but the Nauruan beat the competition when he opened the clean and jerk with a lift of 185kg to set a new Commonwealth Games record. Turner, who won gold in the 69kg division in Melbourne, was at his best. He lifted 133kg in snatch and 175kg in clean and jerk. Nauru coach and the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation secretary general Paul Coffa said it was not their best show.advertisement”He could have done better as he is in great form these days. Before coming to the Delhi Games, he had a minor injury and may be that is why he could not perform well,” Coffa said.last_img read more

How do cheergirls help cricket, PSC asks BCCI

first_imgHow do cheergirls promote the cause of cricket? Why are players auctioned like “gladiators” in IPL system of cricket?Hyderabad IPL team cheergirls.These were some of the questions that members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance posed to top BCCI officials, including its president Shashank Manohar, secretary N Srinivasan and IPL commissioner Chirayu Amin during a hearing on financial transactions related to the conduct of IPL.While the BCCI top brass claimed that IPL would help the cause of cricket and attract more talent, it was at loss to explain the role of cheergirls, sources said.It is learnt that the BCCI officials put the onus of introducing the concept on sacked IPL chief Lalit Modi.Some of the members of the committee, headed by BJP MP Yashwant Sinha, also questioned the concept of auctioning the players like “gladiators”. They said it reminded them of the Roman empire when men were sold to bidders on the basis of their physical strength.Manohar, Srinivasan and Amin were quizzed by the MPs for about two-and-a-half hours about the alleged FEMA violations.The BCCI was asked about the funding pattern of the highly popular IPL and the methods adopted for payment to foreign and Indian players.The committee also sought details of the expenses incurred on the conduct of the second edition of the tournament in South Africa in 2009. The IPL was held in South Africa in 2009 due to a clash of dates with the general elections in India.With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Indian designers Shivan, Narresh all set to showcase bikini collection at Miami

first_imgPadma LakshmiIndian fashion designers are making a giant leap towards the international runway. This time it’s beachwear designers Shivan Bhatiya, 27, and Narresh Kukreja, 25, who are wooing the world.With international celebrities like hip-hop sensation Fergie, pop star Nicki Minaj and supermodel Padma Lakshmi sporting their designs, the duo is,Padma LakshmiIndian fashion designers are making a giant leap towards the international runway. This time it’s beachwear designers Shivan Bhatiya, 27, and Narresh Kukreja, 25, who are wooing the world.With international celebrities like hip-hop sensation Fergie, pop star Nicki Minaj and supermodel Padma Lakshmi sporting their designs, the duo is already hot property. They are now gearing up to premiere their Spring/Summer Collection 2011, Mosaic, at the Swimshow Trade Fair in Miami.They will introduce bikinis that have been hand crafted using a special tech fabric resistant to tan, sunscreen lotion and chlorine water. Sensible style anyone?last_img read more

Ndidi signs long-term Leicester City contract

first_imgLeicester City have handed Wilfred Ndidi a two-year extension to his contract with the Premier League club.Ndidi has been one of the Foxes’ most consistent performances since his arrival from Genk in January 2017, and has penned a new deal keeping him at the King Power Stadium until 2024.The Nigeria international was the Premier League’s most successful tackler last season and played every minute of the Super Eagles’ World Cup campaign in Russia. 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! The 21-year-old’s performances reportedly earned him interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.But Ndidi, who has already made over 60 appearances for Leicester and been named the club’s Young Player of the Year for 2016-17 and 2017-18, is delighted to have pledged his future to the club.”I’m very happy to sign this contract with Leicester City,” the 21-year-old told the club’s official website. “I have enjoyed every moment of my time with the football club, so I’m thrilled to be here for six more years.”Together with my team-mates and our wonderful supporters, I hope we can look forward to many more fantastic moments.”last_img read more

Techno Mobile debuts in India with five new i-series smartphones

first_imgChina’s Transsion Holdings which is also known for selling smartphones under brands like Itel and Infinix is all set to debut in India with a new brand name called Tecno Mobile. The company will starts with the launch of its i-series in India. The new TECNO smartphone range includes five models – i3, i3 Pro, i5, i5 Pro and i7 in a price range of Rs 7,990 to Rs 14,990. While i5, i5 Pro, i3 and i3 pro will all be available across 3 states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab from April 22, the i7 will be hitting the market during early May 2017. These phones will be available in Champagne Gold, Sky Black and Space Grey colour options.”All Tecno smartphones are specially ‘Made for India’ which is reflected through the prefix ‘i’ in smartphones range. The software algorithm of the camera is optimized as per Indian consumer localised needs in terms of skin tone, colour preference, contrast etc. that enables consumers to capture images truer to Indian skin tones even in low light conditions,” says the company. Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 6 to launch tomorrow: Snapdragon 835, dual cameras and moretTo start with i3 specifications, the phone is priced at Rs 7,990 and comes with 2G/3G/4G VoLTE support. The dual SIM smartphone runs the company’s own HiOS, based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The smartphone features 8MP rear camera with 4 LED Flash and AF f/2.0. There is also a front camera of 8MP. i3 smartphone is backed by 3050mAh Polymer Lithium-Ion battery. The i3 Pro is almost similar to i3 except its has 3GB RAM and an anti-oil fingerprint sensor. “he new Anti-Oil Fingerprint sensor in Tecno Smartphone allows you to unlock your phone anytime anywhere under all Indian lifestyle and weather conditions. ” It has 16GB internal storage and runs HIOS V1.1.advertisementNext is the i5 and i5 Pro that will cost its buyers Rs 11,490 and Rs 12,990 respectively. The i5 has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage while the  i5 Pro comes with  3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Both the phones support fast charging and 4000mAh polymer Lithium ion battery.Last is the i7 which is the costliest of all with a price tag of Rs 14,990. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display and runs the company’s HiOS based on Android Nougat. The dual SIM i7  is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core processor married with 4GB RAM. The Tecno i7 comes with  32GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded using a microSD card. The smartphone houses 400mAh battery and supports fast Charging and 4G VoLTE.last_img read more

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Spanish team escape with a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday.advertisement Associated Press DortmundSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 16:47 IST AP PhotoWhether Germany coach Joachim Low was watching or not, Marc-Andre ter Stegen delivered his message.The Barcelona goalkeeper produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Spanish team escape with a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday.It was Ter Stegen’s first game since he voiced discontent with his backup role to Germany No. 1 Manuel Neuer.Ter Stegen saved a penalty from former Borussia Mönchengladbach teammate Marco Reus and made a string of saves to deny the home side.Ter Stegen was already known for his prowess facing penalties before he left Gladbach for Barça in 2014. His save against Reus – diving to his left, then calmly snapping up the rebound on the line before any of the onrushing Dortmund players could reach the ball – was his fourth from six penalties he has faced in the Champions League.”People know what I’m capable of. I just want to concentrate on my work and show my capabilities to 100%. I think I managed that today,” Ter Stegen said.Ter Stegen, undisputed No. 1 at Barcelona, is finding it much harder to break through for Germany. The 27-year-old goalkeeper expressed disappointment with his reserve role after last week’s European qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.The 33-year-old Neuer, who is also Germany’s captain, kept his place between the posts to leave Ter Stegen on the bench, as he has been for every competitive international game since October 2017.”It’s not easy to find an explanation for it. I give my best in every game to make the decision more difficult,” Ter Stegen said. “These international games were a tough blow for me.”advertisementBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer showed little sympathy after his team’s 1-1 draw at Leipzig in the German league on Saturday.”He never said anything about it when we were on international duty. Basically I think that we should always appear as a team, and I don’t know if this helps,” Neuer said. “I’m a team player and always think of what’s best for the team.”Neuer referred to the duel between Germany goalkeepers Jens Lehmann and long-time No. 1 Oliver Kahn before the 2006 World Cup, and the praise Kahn paid his rival for a brilliant performance in the quarterfinal win over Argentina.Ter Stegen hit back at the notion he wasn’t a team player.”If you think of the past years, you can see how I’ve carried myself. So these comments are not appropriate,” the German said.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde thanked the goalkeeper for “his outstanding saves” against Dortmund, while former Spain and Real Madrid No. 1 Iker Casillas tweeted “Ter Stegen’s level today was sensational.”Ter Stegen’s next chance to impress Löw will be Germany’s friendly against Argentina on Oct. 9 in Dortmund.For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Marc-Andre ter StegenFollow Borussia Dortmund vs BarcelonaFollow Champions League Nextlast_img read more

Cold brew coffee drinks and more for springtime

first_imgSpringtime is here, and that means warmer weather and cooler coffee drinks. But who says that coffee is just for a morning boost. You can also add coffee to a cocktail for a pick me up with an added extra kick. Here are a few coffee cocktails from Birch Coffee, SUSHISAMBA, Dante and, with World Whiskey Day coming up on May 21, Knappogue Single Malt Irish Whiskey in partnership with the Langham Place Hotel.Espresso Martini – created by Naren Young for Dante2 oz Aylesbury Duck vodka.5 oz Galliano Ristretto.75 oz simple syrup1 double shot espressoGlass: Large CoupeIce: CubeMethod: Shake very hard and single strainGarnish: 3 coffee beansNegroni Coffee Swizzle – created by Naren Young for Dante.75 oz Del Maguey ‘Vida’1 oz Noilly Prat Ambre.75 oz Meletti Bitter.5 oz Cold Brew CoffeeGlass: HighballIce: CrushedMethod: Swizzle with crushed iceGarnish: 5 Coffee beansThe Kissing Hill – created by Robbie Clift for Measure Bar at Langham Place Hotel2 oz Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish whiskey1.5 oz Fresh pressed apple juice1 oz Stumptown cold brew.5 oz St. GermineGlass: CoupeIce: CubeMethod: Shake. StrainGarnish: Apple fanCafé Millonario – created by Richard Woods for SUSHISAMBA NYC1oz Coffee infused Bacardi Black Rum0.75oz Mozart Dark Chocolate0.5oz Tonka infused Maple syrup1 double shot espresso6 Dashes Fee Aztec bittersGlass: Large Coupe Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer last_img read more

Seniors in St. James Feted

first_imgApproximately 86 senior citizens in St. James, including two centenarians, were feted by the St. James National Council for Senior Citizens, at a Christmas dinner, held in Greenwood, on December 17. The two centenarians, Jane Thomas and Euplin Parlane, turned 100 years of age in February and November this year, respectively. Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, who addressed the dinner, commended the work being carried out by Council for the senior citizens, and gave his commitment to continue supporting their work. In response to a request from that organization for assistance in locating adequate office space from which they can operate, the Mayor advised that a serious look should be taken at putting in some structural addition to a building now located inside Jarrett Park, which could be used. He expressed the view that the level of socialisation of a country can be determined by the way the elders and children are treated. Executive Director of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC), Mrs. Charmaine Muirhead, in her address, encouraged the seniors to always mentor younger persons and to encourage others in their age group.      “As a nation, we are missing that firm foundation that was laid in your days and the days after, when parents and grandparents gave firm guidance and leadership to the young people, the values and attitudes,” she said. Mrs. Muirhead urged the seniors to always give advice to their children and grand children, even when it seems they are not listening. Following the luncheon, the seniors were presented with gifts.last_img read more

Lankan carol service mistakenly prints Tupacs song lyrics

Instead of reflecting on the traditional Catholic prayer’s message of how ‘blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus’ – attendees were presented with lyrics reading: ‘I ain’t a killer but don’t push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy, Next to gettin’ p***y.’ The Hail Mary, also known as the Ave Maria or Angelic Salutation, is a traditional Catholic prayer which draws inspiration from two passages in Luke’s gospel.Conversely, Tupac’s hit song Hail Mary deals with the rapper’s struggles with gang violence, drug dealing, sex and the afterlife.The song was released shortly after Tupac was shot dead in 1996. (Colombo Gazette) A Christmas carol service in Sri Lanka mistakenly printed out the lyrics to gangster rapper Tupac’s hit song ‘Hail Mary’ on thousands of its service programmes.The unfortunate mix-up took place at the Catholic 2016 Joy to the World Festival, which was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, The Daily Mail reported. The lyrics were printed on over 1,000 flyers for the event – which is heralded as one of the biggest carol services in the country, according to Pedestrian TV.The event was billed by organisers as ‘a fund-raiser for poverty alleviation projects jointly organised by the Archdiocese of Colombo and St. Joseph Vaz Trust.’ Sri Lankan journalist Jithendra Antonio uploaded photographs of the carols program to his Twitter account, tagging Pope Francis and CNN. read more

Worlds youngest country becomes newest applicant to join UN tourism agency

Timor-Leste, the world’s youngest country, has become the newest applicant for membership of the United Nations tourism agency, a global forum that plays a decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.The South-east Asian country’s request, together with those of Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and Belarus, which announced their intention to join earlier this year, will be submitted in November to the World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) General Assembly in Senegal.Tourism potential in Timor-Leste, which only became independent three years ago, includes snorkelling and scuba-diving in the clear ocean waters of the Timor Sea, dolphin and whale watching, bird watching, trekking and mountaineering and exploring cultural treasures from the Portuguese colonial times in Dili, the capital, and other towns.With the new members WTO will comprise 148 Member States, seven territories and over 300 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, destinations and education, serving as a forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.Headquartered in Madrid, the agency plays a major role in stimulating public-private sector partnerships and encouraging the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to ensure that member countries, tourist destinations and businesses maximize the positive economic, social and cultural effects of tourism and fully reap its benefits, while minimizing its negative social and environmental impacts. read more

AP Sources Archer Daniels Midland to open global headquarters in Chicago relocate

CHICAGO – Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company will open its new global headquarters in Chicago.That’s according to two people with knowledge of the decision. They say the company plans to announce the move Wednesday.The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak before the official announcement is made.The deal calls for relocating 60 to 75 employees and doesn’t involve tax incentives which ADM had sought.ADM announced earlier this year it planned to move about 100 employees to a location with better international access. The company planned to open a technology centre with about 100 additional jobs at the new site.The two people familiar with the decision say the company no longer promises to open the tech centre. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AP Sources: Archer Daniels Midland to open global headquarters in Chicago, relocate employees by Sophia Tareen And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2013 6:26 pm MDT read more

Billionaire property tycoon Christian Candys historic garden plan thrown out after council

first_imgPlans for the development Cllr Danny Beales added: “There is fast-moving traffic on this road and a narrow pavement would be very dangerous for pedestrians, just so the people on the other side of the road could look at some trees and enjoy a garden.”Residents claimed the private garden offered no public benefit and would have a huge impact on resident parking, despite Mr Candy claiming he would offer private parking to reinstate the eight spaces lost by his garden.After chairwoman Councillor Heather Johnson called on the 12 Councillors to vote, ten rejected the plans while one abstained and another voted in approval.Following the decision Francesca and the other residents were delighted “that the facts came out”.Resident Michael Webber said: “We are absolutely delighted. Justice has been done. Nash never designed the garden and it was never created in his lifetime.”Dr Tyack gave evidence which shows that the garden never existed.” Christian Candy (left) with his brother NickCredit:Bloomberg The residents, who hailed “justice” after the proposal was turned down, claimed the plans would be also made worse by High Speed Two and Cycle Super Highway 11 would which will cause “gridlock” for residents.At a committee meeting, Mrs Cordeiro said: “The application proposes a plan which will narrow the passage for pedestrians and cyclists and traffic by reducing two lanes to a single lane.”No consideration has been given to Cycle Superhighway 11 or to High Speed Two. CS11 will create a huge amount of traffic through Chester Gate as will HS2.”HS2 will go on for 16 years and will result in absolute gridlock and chaos in Chester Gate. Considerations for the planning application should be postponed until the full impact of CS11 and HS2 is known.”Mr Candy had previously taken out a 150-year lease on the road next to Regents Park, central London, with the hope of returning part of the one-way street into a “historic garden”.The land which the garden would be built on is valued at £26.5 million according to Land Registry documents. Plans for the developmentCredit:SWNS We are also going to cut an enclave which could become an area for activities like drug dealing, other crimes and anti-social behaviour. This presents security issues.Cllr Lazzaro Peitragnoli Prof Cordeiro, an eye surgery specialist at Imperial College London, said: “Nash didn’t really have as much as an authority as they thought.”The odds were against us because the recommendation had been against us. They did not take on board the issues that we raised. It brought a danger to pedestrians and cyclists.”Another resident Kevin Mackenzie added: “I’m pleased to see that the council recognised that this private garden was never part of Nash’s plan.”Mr Candy, who was behind One Hyde Park, the world’s most exclusive residential development, is currently transforming the formerly commercial properties next to the proposed garden into three super-luxury homes.CPC London said on Friday it would appeal the council’s decision, which “defies logic”.A statement said: “We are extremely disappointed with this decision.”Camden Council’s rejection of the proposal, which seeks to bring additional green space to London, defies logic.”The proposal had been fully supported by the Council’s own planning officers.”Camden Council have not yet provided reasons for their decision, which we will appeal through the Inspectorate.”center_img His team had previously supplied a survey from 1834 which provided “beyond reasonable doubt” that the garden was part of the original layout.The Crown Estates Paving Commission also stated it believed the original garden existed.But Francesca Cordeiro said: “Dr Tyack is the leading academic in John Nash, not only in the UK but in the world.”He submitted a report that the planning application is not a reinstatement. It provides conclusive evidence that a garden did not exist during the working life of John Nash.”Dr Tyack clearly states what is being proposed is not a reinstatement of a garden designed by John Nash or even of a Victorian garden.”It is the creation of a new private garden through the appropriation of space that has been in the public domain for all but a few of the past 190 years.”Candy wants to increase the luxury and privilege of a private home. Camden is about to make a catastrophic error if this committee does not reject this application.”A spokesman for CPC London, the Development Manager for Cambridge Terrace where the work is taking place, said the property is currently an office space for which Mr Candy has permission to convert into three separate houses. Councillors also raised issues with the plans including concerns it could present an area for anti-social behaviour.Labour Cllr Danny Beales said: “The loss of public space for me is terrible and Nash did not design these homes as they are now. Narrowing this road could cause damage.”The amount of traffic now would make it a possible dangerous experience to walk down.”The enclave that could be created by making the road narrower would also make an area which would no longer be covered by trees and could create a space for anti-social behaviour.”Cllr Lazzaro Peitragnoli added: “There is a terrible design of the pedestrian side of the street. Mums with prams would not walk on that side of the road because there are four curbs.”We are also going to cut an enclave which could become an area for activities like drug dealing, other crimes and anti-social behaviour. This presents security issues.” Christian Candy (left) with his brother Nick Billionaire tycoon Christian Candy’s plans to transform part of a road outside his London property into a private garden have been thrown out following a sensational council U-turn.Dozens of disgruntled neighbours attended a council meeting to share their anger at the plans to re-install the garden, which was allegedly based on a design by John Nash.Officials at Camden Council had proposed the garden get the go-ahead but plans were thrown at a public meeting on Thursday night.Neighbours, spearheaded by chairman Francesca Cordeiro, had produced evidence by leading Nash expert and Oxford University professor Dr Geoffrey Tyack which claimed the garden was never actually proposed by the famous architect. 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EHF EURO 2014 STILL AN OPTION Lauge two months out

One of the best DAnish young players, Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (22) will be out between 8 and 10 weeks after he got seriously injured during match against Croatia at “Golden League” in Oslo. THW Kiel’s playmaker didn’t broke knee ligaments, so he won’t go under knife, but after four weeks break, Rasmus would begin with medical treatment in order to come back to the court in January. EHF EURO 2014 is still in doubt, but what is for sure is that Lauge won’t play until the end of 2013.He won’t be able to help his team-mates in big derby of DKB Bundesliga against Rhein Neckar Lowen on Wednesday – 20.10 hrs.Denmark already stayed without Nikolaj Markussen… DenmarkRasmus Lauge SchmidtTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Alexandra Do Nascimento about WCh 2013: Time for Brazilian medal – Norway is favorite for gold! Next Story → Viktor Szilagyi to stay in Bergischer until 2015! read more

Welcome to Geek Week E3 WWDC Superman The Last of Us converge

first_imgIt’s not often that the stars align like they are this week. No matter what flavor of technology gets your modem dialing, you’ll be getting your fill this week. Everyone from Apple to HP has something big going down, and you’ll have a front row seat. Let’s preview some of the big points of interest.Apple’s four-day WWDC show is kicking off Monday June 10th, and all signs point to the big reveal of iOS 7. This is the first version of iOS since former software head Scott Forstall left the company, leaving Jony Ive in command of interfaces. We’ve been hearing rumors of a flatter, more modern design. Also on the potential agenda is an updated Macbook Pro and Macbook Air running Intel Haswell processors, but everyone hoping for a retina screen on the Air might be disappointed.E3 is the other big conference coming up next week, and it overlaps with WWDC. E3 is starting on Tuesday June 11th, and runs through June 13th. At this show we’re going to get more information on the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Sony detailed the PS4 software a few months back, but the hardware is still a mystery. The Xbox One is a known quantity now, but game announcements and demos are likely from Microsoft.The other big gaming story is the release of The Last of Us on Friday June 14, a PS3 exclusive title set in a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world. This third-person action game will feature intense melee combat and an assortment of ranged weapons. It’s being developed by Naughty Dog, a division of Sony and the same studio responsible for the Uncharted games. The visuals are reportedly stellar and the gameplay addictive. Early reviews are solid.If you haven’t gotten your fill of conference news, HP is having its Discover meetup June 11-13th. It’s mainly a business and government-oriented show, but it might give us some clue as to where the beleaguered PC maker is going.Last but not least, Superman is returning in Man of Steel on Friday June 14th. This re-reboot of the classic franchise stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Expectations are high with director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) at the helm, and Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Inception) producing.Get ready for a big week of news, and keep your internet box tuned here.last_img read more

These Cream Puffs Are Filled With Sushi Rice Cola Cream

first_img If you’re a fan of sushi rice, you probably know it tastes sweeter than regular rice. It’s flavored with a special type of vinegar that gives it a very distinct taste. If you’re a fan of this kind of flavor, consider tasting it in a cola. That’s exactly what Japanese sushi restaurant Kurazushi did with its Shari Cola brand, which took the flavor of the rice and made a kind of creamy cola beverage. Now the taste of said cola beverage lives on in the form of Shari Cola Cream Puffs.via prw.kyodonews.jpTo celebrate one year’s worth of Shari Cola, Shari Cola Cream Puffs are out on the market, with vinegar rice and cream and sugar inside of a delicious pastry. Essentially it’s a mix of vinegar, whipped cream, carbonation fermented rice that’s been malted, and other ingredients inside of choux pastry. It honestly doesn’t sound very tasty, but it’s got to be some sort of popular, as people seem to enjoy Shari Cola very much in Japan.The cream puffs are weird as it is, and you probably won’t be able to pick any up if you’re not local, but there’s also something even weirder: a Shari Cola Shaved Ice, which runs you about one dollar at supermarkets in Japan. It doesn’t sound too appetizing either, but to each his own, right?vi prw.kyodonews.jpThere’s always some new taste in Japan, and usually, I’m kind of interested in trying it out, but I’m not so sure I really want fermented sushi rice as the ingredient in one of my favorite drinks or even sweets. I’ll take a regular cream puff, please.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on targetlast_img read more

Toyota Unveils Lunar Rover Concept as Japan Plans Moon Mission

first_imgStay on target Toyota is collaborating with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on a planned mission to land an astronaut on the moon, with the auto giant expected to develop a fuel cell-powered lunar rover, officials announced Tuesday.It will be Toyota’s first full-fledged entry into space exploration, after the carmaker co-developed a small robot that was sent to the International Space Station in 2013. That robot, Kirobo, became the first robot to speak in outer space.The planned rover, which was unveiled at an event in Toyko, will be about the size of two microbuses, making it large enough to house two astronauts for several weeks at a time. It will capable of driving for more than 6,200 miles (10,000 km) across the lunar surface.It’s expected to be used on manned missions as early as 2029, Nikkei Asian Review reported.JAXA is planning manned missions to explore five different locations near the moon’s southern pole between 2029 and 2034.For each mission, the astronauts will be based in the rover for 42 days, during which time they will be able to leave the vehicle to explore their surroundings, according to Nikkei Asian Review. Once they depart, the vehicle will drive thousands of kilometers to the next location to wait for the next mission.Concept for the pressurized lunar rover being studied by JAXA and Toyota. (Photo Credit: Toyota)“This is going to be a very tough challenge for Toyota,” said Shigeki Terashi, Toyota chief technology officer. “There are no paved roads on the moon.”The rover is expected to be a self-driving vehicle able to withstand the moon’s harsh environment, including high radiation and temperatures that vary by 300 C between the day and the night.Toyota has already tested its SUVs on rough terrain on five continents. “The moon will be our sixth continent to conquer,” Terashi said.Experts say it makes sense that automakers now see commercial potential in the final frontier.Masayasu Ishida, a consultant at A.T. Kearney, told Nikkei Asian Review space agencies’ partnerships with companies like Toyota make sense because they have technology that JAXA and traditional rocket launch companies do not have, such as robotics and autonomous driving.The vehicle will have enclosed body equipped with functions and space that enable astronauts to live in the vehicle, and will be capable of possible sustainable mobility on the surface of a moon via astronaut operation, remote operation, or autonomous driving. (Photo Credit: Toyota)“Having Toyota join us in the challenge of international space exploration greatly strengthens our confidence,” JAXA President Hiroshi Yamakawa said in a statement. “Manned rovers with pressurized cabins are an element that will play an important role in full-fledged exploration and use of the lunar surface. For this, we would like to concentrate our country’s technological abilities and conduct technological studies. Through our joint studies going forward, we would like to put to use Toyota’s excellent technological abilities related to mobility, and we look forward to the acceleration of our technological studies for the realization of a manned, pressurized rover.”The announcement comes during a time of renewed global interest in missions to the moon.In January, China’s Chang’e-4 probe successfully landed on the far side of the moon, and in February, SpaceX launched Israel’s Beresheet robotic lunar lander, which is expected to land on the moon on April 11.More on Geek.com:Europe Wants to Start Mining the Surface of the Moon by 2025Neptune’s Tiny Moon Hippocamp May Be Debris From Larger SatelliteEarth’s Oldest Rock Found Amidst Apollo 14 Moon Sample NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

Six Detained Charged For Stealing NAWEC Fuel

first_imgBy Mustapha JallowForoyaa has received reports from Bansang that some men were arrested and detained at Bansang Police station on the allege theft of fuel from the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) Power Station in that town.According to sources, fuel theft is rampant at this station leading to instability in electricity supply for the town. “Light goes on and off in our area which is not normal,’’ the source said. Residents call on the authorities to set a watchful eye in that area and investigate into such issues.At time of going to press, the Deputy Spokesperson of Police Assistant Superintendent Foday Conta, confirmed the arrest of the allege fuel thieves. He said the number of people arrested on the issue, reached six; that the suspects are four NAWEC staff, one fuel dealer and one taxi driver.“Investigation was conducted and the suspects were released on bail after 72 hours. They were charged for stealing and they are also waiting for the Magistrate to hear their case. So we’re expecting the Magistrate to be there on the 2nd of July, when the suspects will be arraigned before Court,’’ he concluded.Effort were made to get the names of the suspected persons to no avail, as the Deputy PRO tried to reach the cell phone of the Regional Commissioner of Police without success.last_img read more

Autistic Society raising autism awareness in San Diego

first_img May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s estimated that one in every 50 children born in the U.S. will be somewhere on the autism spectrum. The cost of autism treatment over the average lifespan is a little more than $2 million but experts say that number can drop significantly with early detection.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries has more. Autistic Society raising autism awareness in San Diego KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Wounded Rainier officer in fair condition

first_imgPORTLAND — A police officer shot during a traffic stop in Rainier, Oregon, is reported in fair condition at a Portland hospital.Authorities say Officer Russell George was shot Monday by a motorist he stopped on U.S. Highway 30. The bullet went through the Rainier officer’s hand and hit his chest, which was protected by a bulletproof vest.The suspect, 30-year-old Christopher Elliott of Waitsburg was found dead hours later near Clatskanie. An autopsy determined he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He had no outstanding warrants.Rainier is a city of 1,900 residents northwest of Portland.Three years ago, police Chief Ralph Painter was fatally shot after responding to a report of a suspicious person at a car stereo shop.last_img

fmedia is a lightweight audio player recorder and converter

first_imgfmedia is a lightweight audio player, recorder and converter by Martin Brinkmann on September 13, 2018 in Music and Video – 11 commentsThe cross-platform program fmedia (fast media player) is an audio file player, recorder and converter. All modern computer operating systems come with at least one program or app to playback media files. The programs may not always be the most suitable programs as they are usually more bare-bones than third-party options.Windows users may use Windows Media Player, Groove or the built-in sound recorder on Windows 10, or third-party applications such as AIMP, or VLC Media Player.fmediaFmedia is a cross-platform audio player, converter and recorder that is available for Windows (starting with Windows XP), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. One focus of the application is playback on low performance devices and the developer promises smooth playback and recordings even “if devices are very slow”.Start the graphical user interface version of the application after download and extraction of the archive on a supported computer system. The program is fully portable on Windows which means that you can place its files on a USB Flash Drive or media to load it on any compatible device. If you put audio files on the drive or media as well you got a fully functioning offline player.The interface is bare bones but that is not necessarily negative depending on how you look at it. While it may not look as pretty as some other players, keeping it minimal interface-wise ensures that the program stays below the 10 or so Megabytes mark on a 64-bit version of Windows.Drag and drop supported media files in the interface to play or process them. The application supports playlists which it displays in tabs in the interface. Use List > New Tab or the shortcut Ctrl-N to create a new playlist.Fmedia supports a wide range of formats including mp3, ogg, flac, mp4 or aac, and also video or container formats such as avi, mkv, or mka.Double-click on a file to play it or use the play and stop buttons to do so instead. The player part of the application supports a wide range of shortcuts such as S to stop playback, N to jump to the next file or UP to increase the volume.Playlists need to be saved so that they may be loaded again in the future.Fmedia supports two additional features of interest. You may use the program to convert media files and to record audio.Converting works pretty much as you’d expect it to. Add supported files to the program and select Convert > Convert afterward. You may also use Ctrl-T to run the convert command right away if you prefer to do so using the keyboard.All input media can be converted to the audio formats mp3, ogg, opus, m4a, flac, or wav. The application displays a new window when you select convert that looks complicated on first glance.The impression changes when you realize that you may only change the file path, file name, and file type at the top. It is necessary that you change the output format manually as there is no option to pick a supported format from a list.The recording interface looks similar to the one used to convert audio files. It displays the same information and limits user input to changing the path, file name and output format.Just hit start and stop to start or stop audio recordings; it cannot get simpler than that.The graphical user interface offers no configuration options that you can set from within. You may open Help to open text configuration files and edit those but it requires deeper knowledge of that.While you may use the GUI for playback, you may start fmedia from the command prompt as well. Basic examples are fmedia https://stream:80/, fmedia ./mp3 or fmedia ./file.ogg /*.mp3.Additional commands to convert or record media are listed on the official homepage of the project.Closing Words and verdictFmedia is a light media player that supports audio playing, recording, and converting. The program is not the prettiest of applications and somewhat difficult to customize but it performs well even with the default configuration and should run fine on many low performance devices.Now You: Which media player do you use?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 2 votes Software Name fmediaSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page http://fmedia.firmdev.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more