Delhi Acers clinch PBL title

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) Delhi Acers notched up a thrilling 4-3 victory over Mumbai Rockets in the summit clash to clinch the revamped Premier Badminton League (PBL) title at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here today. Tommy Sugiarto, mens doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong and Rajiv Ouseph won their respective matches as Delhi clinched the trophy and pocketed a winners cheque of Rs 3 crores. Mixed doubles pair of Kamilla Juhl and Vladimir Ivanov thrashed Gabrielle Adcock and Akshay Dewalkar 15-6 15-12 to draw frist blood for Mumbai Rockets. In the first mens singles, Tommy Sugiarto then continued his unbeaten run at the tournament as he saw off Mumbais H S Prannoy 13-15 15-9 15-9 to bring Delhi back into the contest. In the mens doubles match, Ivanov and Mathais Boe played their heart out before going down narrowly 14-15 15-10 15-14 to Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong as Delhi grabbed a 2-1 lead after three matches. Chinas Han Li, who had beaten World No. 2 Saina Nehwal on Friday to take Mumbai into the finals, then notched up a 12-15 15-8 15-8 win over P C Thulasi in their Trump match to make it 3-2 in Mumbais favour. In the deciding match, which was Delhis Trump match, 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph took the court against RMV Gurusaidutt and he took Delhi across the line by grabbing two points with a 15-11 15-6 win over the Indian in the last match of the day. In the first match, Kamilla and Ivanov stamped their authority early as they zoomed to a 8-5 lead at the break. The Denmark shuttler dished out some superb serves to continue their good run and reeled off six points to reach 14-8. Ivanov hit wide but they grabbed the next point to win the opening game. Adcock and Dewalkar opened up a slender 3-1 lead early on in the second game and reached the interval with a 8-4 cushion. But Mumbai clawed back when Dewalkar hit wide and then wrested a 12-9 lead with Ivanov in full flow. Kamillas return took Mumbai to a 14-11 match point. Delhi saved one but a service error sealed it in Mumbais favour next. In the second match of the day, Sugiarto, who has not lost a match in PBL, took the court against Prannoy and despite a fight from the Indian lead 8-5 at the break when the latters smash got buried at the nets. Prannoy clawed back at 9-9 with a cracking smash and moved into the lead at 12-11 when Sugiarto hit the nets. The Indian moved into the game point at 14-12 with a dribble at net and grabbed the opening game when Sugiarto hit long. Sugiarto once again nosed ahead, grabbing a 8-3 lead in the second game with a cross court return. With Prannoy struggling with his strokes, Sugiarto ran away with the match to bounce back in the contest. MORE PTI ATK AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Indian Football: Churchill Brothers pip Indian Arrows, I-League teams threaten to go to court,…

first_imgAdvertisementChurchill Brothers pipped Indian Arrows in the latest I-League live match. The final score read 1-0 in favor of the Goan side. In a press conference held at Kolkata, the owners of seven I-League clubs put forward their demands to the AIFF. This and all other important proceedings of today are covered in this Indian football news roundup.In case you missed out our yesterday’s edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here.I-League Live Scores: Churchill Brothers pip Indian ArrowsWillis Plaza scored the winner for Churchill BrothersChurchill Brothers pipped Indian Arrows 1-0 in Bhubaneswar. Willis Plaza broke the deadlock in the 40th minute after latching onto Jitendra Singh’s mistake.This win takes Churchill Brothers to the fourth position with 16 points from 10 matches. Indian Arrows, on the other hand, remain on the tenth position with 7 points from 9 matches.I-League: Indian Arrows’ home match played in practice groundThe players practiced and played in the practice ground where there was no dressing room and washroom facilities.In another instance of step-motherly treatment given to the I-League, Indian Arrows’ home match against Churchill Brothers was played in the practice ground of the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. The kickoff timing was also shifted from 05:00 p.m. to 02.00 p.m. as the practice ground didn’t have the facility of floodlights.I-League: The owners of club threaten to go to court if demands are not metThe Ranjit Bajaj led I-League (Private) Clubs Association called for a press conference in Kolkata on Sunday. Therein, they put forward four demands to the AIFF and threatened to take the proceedings to court if they are not met by 5th January. The four demands are as follows:1. All the ensuing I-League matches should be broadcasted live.2. A better promotion and marketing strategy with better broadcasting to be given to the I-League.3. Recognize the I-League as the national and top league of the country and the ISL as the national cup competition if the necessity arises.4. Implementation of the AFC’s roadmap for one league in the country.Asian Cup 2019: “I don’t keep track or chase records,” – Sunil ChhetriMarcus Mergulhao of Times of India recently interviewed India’s most capped active player Sunil Chhetri. The Bengaluru FC captain is just 3 matches short of leveling Bhaichung Bhutia’s record of playing the most number of international matches. However, when asked if he would take pride in it, he remained modest. Here is what he said:“I feel good when a record is in my name. I won’t lie, but I don’t keep track or chase records. I think I got the records because I never took any pressure. I never thought I was chasing something. I never dreamed that I would play a hundred plus games for my country or score sixty-plus goals. It all happened because of my teammates, coaches, and because I worked hard and never chased anything.”Asian Cup 2019: “As long as the goals come, it doesn’t matter who scores,” – Halicharan NarzaryHalicharan Narzary plays in the left wing for IndiaShoubhik Mukhopadhyay of the AIFF Media Team recently interviewed Indian national team winger Halicharan Narzary. Here is what he told him:“It was up to me to work hard, improve myself, and prove to the coach that I deserved to be in that list of 23. Now that he has selected me, I aim to score a couple of goals in the tournament. Of course, qualifying for the round of 16 is of paramount importance. As long as the goals come, it doesn’t matter who scores. Obviously, I haven’t scored that many goals in the India shirt. That motivates me to work harder, and improve my scoring abilities.”Asian Cup 2019: “The best thing that I like about our defensive line is that all of us are on the same page,”- Anas EdathodikaAnas Edathodika will play in the heart of the defense alongside Sandesh Jhingan.Shoubhik Mukhopadhyay of the AIFF Media Team also interviewed Indian national team defender Anas Edathodika. Here is what he told him:“The best thing that I like about our defensive line is that all of us are on the same page. Every one stays aware of what’s the job of the other one, and we seldom venture out of positions. We try to perfectly implement what plan. We plan to play to our strengths rather than weaknesses. We never give up – at least until the ball has crossed the goal-line.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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SPORT-IND-PUJARA 2 LAST

first_imgThe stylish batsman also heaped praised on India skipper The stylish batsman also heaped praised on India skipper and his teammate Virat Kohli, saying he has been leading from the front. “I dont want to discuss much about his captaincy. But his fitness, the kind of fitness he has and the way he performs as a captain, he leads from the front. His fielding is remarkable, he excels in all the aspects of his game and he works hard, we have a captain who is leading from the front,” Pujara said. Pujara was also effusive in his praise for India A and Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid, calling him a guiding light. “When I was out of form and worked with him (Dravid), he had few thoughts about how I can improve and he told me that there is nothing wrong with your technique and your game. So he has been encouraging young players like me and his guidance has always been helpful for all young players,” he said/ Pujara said he is working on his shots in the T20 format as well. “Basically its always about expressing yourself. Its (about) understanding the format and playing some shots, which I have already started for which I have already got success,” Puajra said when asked how he is working on his game in the shortest format. “I have also worked on my game to suit this particular format (T20), because it is just about shifting your gears, shifting it from first ball onwards, because if there is a ball to hit for a six, even if its the first ball, you have to hit it. “So that is what my mindset is now and I have played few shots in the nets. I have worked on a few shots which is definitely going to help me in the shorter format of the game. So I have tried that in the nets and when I am trying to execute the same shots in the match, it is happening,” he added. PTI NRB PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Vivo V9 with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear cameras launching in India on March 27

first_imgVivo is launching the V9 in India on March 27, sources have confirmed to India Today Tech. Although tech specs of the Vivo V9 are all but scarce as of the moment, the phone in question will come with an iPhone X-like notch on the front, and dual rear cameras on the back. The V9 is notably successor to the V7 that brought a bezel-less screen and a whopping 24-megapixel front cameras to the masses.The V9 will be a mid-ranger, much like the V7, which means ideally it should cost under Rs 25,000. It’s likely to sport a plastic body, but, the highlight — just like the V7 — will be a Full View display. Only this time, it will be even more bezel-less thanks to a notch up-top although there’s likely going to be a small chin at the bottom. The V9 will also likely retain the 24-megapixel front camera of the V7 although it will come with dual rear camera as opposed to the V7 that came with a single camera on the rear. Rumour has it that the V9 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.The Vivo V7 comes with a 5.7-inch 720p Full View display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage which is expandable via a dedicated micro-SD card slot, Android Nougat-based Fun Touch OS and a 3,000mAh battery powering the whole thing.ALSO READ: Vivo V7+ with 6-inch Full View display, 24MP selfie camera launched in India at Rs 21,990The V7 comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash. The rear camera can record 1080p videos.advertisementThe Vivo V7 uses its selfie camera to serve a face unlocking mechanism which means much like the OnePlus 5T, Vivo’s phone can also be unlocked via a user’s face.The most striking aspect of the Vivo V7 is however its design. The V7 is an edge-to-edge or bezel-less phone, which means much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Apple iPhone X, Vivo’s new phone has an unusually tall screen and an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9. Vivo calls it Full View: a concept that gives Vivo’s phone a screen-to-body ratio of almost 84 per cent.The V7 is a 5.7-inch phone, but because Vivo has shaved off much of the top and bottom bezels as well as the bezels on the sides, the phone occupies a smaller footprint. It feels smaller in the hands.last_img read more

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Report: Juventus 2 Sporting CP 1

first_imgJuventus 2 Sporting CP 1: Late Mandzukic intervention saves wasteful Bianconeri Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 04:52 10/19/17 Juventus - cropped Getty Images Juventus missed a number of chances in a one-sided affair and were grateful to a late goal from their Croatian striker for all three points. Mario Mandzukic scored a late header to hand Juventus a precious 2-1 win over Sporting CP in a hard-fought Champions League clash at the Allianz Stadium.The hosts squandered a number of excellent opportunities in a dominant opening half, but Croatian striker Mandzukic stepped up in the 84th minute to ensure that the Bianconeri were not made to pay for their profligacy.Sporting had taken an early lead as the unfortunate Alex Sandro put through his own net, but Juve responded brightly. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira and Mandzukic all missed chances to score before Miralem Pjanic did finally pull them level with a superb free-kick in the 29th minute.There was little to get excited about in a dire second half until Mandzukic’s late intervention secured the Serie A champions first win in three matches.The two sides meet again in Portugal in a fortnight with Massimiliano Allegri’s side knowing a win could guarantee them a spot in the last 16.FULL-TIME! @MarioMandzukic9 fires Juve to a HUGE three points in Group D! #JuveSCP   pic.twitter.com/4SUNREQ0es — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 18, 2017 Though the hosts would end the game strongest, Sporting started in composed fashion and got their reward in slapstick style after just 12 minutes.Gelson Martins’ low effort was thwarted by Gianluigi Buffon, but the ball bounced off the onrushing Alex Sandro and rolled almost apologetically into the net to hand the visitors a surprise lead.The goal sparked the hosts into life and Khedira was denied a leveller soon after as Rui Patricio got down well to keep out his half-volley from the edge of the penalty area, before a stretching Jeremy Mathieu kept Mandzukic’s prodded effort out.Moments after Dybala struck wide, Juventus scored the equaliser their relentless pressure deserved.The outcome never looked in doubt as Pjanic stood over the ball 20 yards out and the Bosnian duly clipped a wonderful free-kick over the wall and into Patricio’s right-hand corner.Mandzukic came agonisingly close to scoring a second just a minute later, but was once again denied by some resolute Sporting defending – Cristiano Piccini this time getting enough of his body in the way to divert the Croatian’s low effort agonisingly past the post.3 – Miralem Pjanic has scored 3 free kick goals since his #UCL debut in February 2009: fewer only than Cristiano Ronaldo and Willian. Sniper pic.twitter.com/SVVj7ZQZl3 — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) October 18, 2017 Gonzalo Higuain’s fierce strike was tipped onto the post by Patricio shortly before the break, as Allegri’s side finished the half in dominant fashion.The high pressing that was a feature of Juve’s first-half display was absent in the early stages of the second period as Sporting found a way to combat their rampant attack. Mandzukic saw a downward header kept out by Patricio in the 70th minute, but the powerful forward was to have his moment in the spotlight as hope began to run out. Substitute Douglas Costa’s teasing cross was met by the 31-year-old at the back post, where he thumped a header home to hand Juve their second Champions League win of the campaign. KEY OPTA STATS- Juventus are unbeaten in their last 21 Champions League home games (W14 D7), their longest streak in the competition.- Mario Mandzukic has scored in each of his last four Champions League appearances, his best streak in this competition.- The last time Juventus were behind in a Champions League home game was in February 2016, against Bayern Munchen.- Miralem Pjanic has scored his 10th goal for Juventus in all competitions – four of which were free-kicks.- Since his Champions League debut in February 2009, Pjanic has scored three free-kick goals: fewer only than Cristiano Ronaldo and Willian over this period. read morelast_img read more

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9 months agoMan Utd week in Dubai no jolly after fitness reports

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd week in Dubai no jolly after fitness reportsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s week in Dubai was no jolly, it has been revealed.The Mirror says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spent five days in Dubai last week putting the squad he inherited from the sacked Portuguese through “a mini pre-season” after being told by backroom staff that United were being dominated physically by opposition teams.One of the first messages the Norwegian delivered after taking over was that there were no excuses for the Old Trafford giants’ players being outrun and outfought during the most important 90 minutes of the week. Some staff members at Old Trafford believe the numbers are proof of how much Mourinho had lost the support of his players.Others feel that it was a consequence of the negative tactical noose he had thrown on his team. Either way, the stats are a damning indictment of the one-time Special One’s reign. last_img read more

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Gov’t Looking At Public-Private Partnership to Expand CCTV Coverage

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage across the island. The Prime Minister was addressing the Prime Minister’s quarterly press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Devon Road in Kingston on September 21. “We are hoping to work with businesses that already have cameras…we are developing a protocol in which we can use privately owned cameras to point in the public’s direction and have the Internet Protocol (IP) sent to a central database,” The Prime Minister said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage across the island.“We are hoping to work with businesses that already have cameras…we are developing a protocol in which we can use privately owned cameras to point in the public’s direction and have the Internet Protocol (IP) sent to a central database,” he said.He was addressing the Prime Minister’s quarterly press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Devon Road in Kingston on September 21.The Prime Minister said that “this will be a fairly easy way of expanding CCTV camera coverage (and) networks right across the country, which will increase the capacity of law-enforcement agencies to see what is happening in public spaces”.He informed that the possibility of fiscal incentives for such partnerships is being examined.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said that no further additional funding and extension will be given for the completion of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) Commission of Enquiry Report.He said it is time “to put (the matter) to a close and learn from it”.At a recent post-Cabinet press briefing, Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, informed that approval had been given for a revised budget of $58.3 million for the completion of the report.“We agonised over this particular decision, and what was presented to us was the actual amount of files and actual work now to be done, which has been cost independently,” he said.“On that basis, Cabinet was convinced that the expenditure could be supported, and we feel, therefore, that this revised budget will finally give us a completed FINSAC report,” he added. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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MUA Members Protest Over Rio Tintos Employment Practices

first_imgzoom Members of the Maritime Union of Australia have protested in front of the headquarters of mining giant Rio Tinto over the company’s alleged “refusal to employ Australian seafarers for the vast majority of its interstate and intra-state shipping needs.”The MUA claims that Rio Tinto is employing foreign seafarers paid AUD 4 an hour to transport bauxite from Weipa to Gladstone and alumina to Newcastle from Gladstone.The union believes that Australian seafarers should be employed in these jobs.MUA Queensland Branch Secretary Bob Carnegie read out a letter to Rio Tinto chief executive Peter Manion outlining the ways in which Rio Tinto is derelict in its duties: “This demonstration held today (March 15) by Maritime Union of Australia Queensland Branch members and their supporters, call upon Rio Tinto to engage immediately with the Maritime Union of Australia Queensland branch and the Maritime Union of Australia National office to implement the standard of the 2010 MOU between Rio Tinto and our union.” “Australian merchant seafarers demand and expect to have the right to work in their own country, respected and acknowledged by employment on the vessels Rio Tinto owns and operates on the Australian coast,” he continued.Carnegie reportedly emphasized to the crowd that the MUA protest is not in any way against “people from other nations.”World Maritime News contacted Rio Tinto for a comment on the matter, however, the company is yet to reply.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Highway 105 Update

first_img CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, at Millville, has been reopened to traffic. It wasclosed earlier today, Friday, Nov. 5 due to an overturnedtractor-trailer. Local Area Office: 902-563-2241 Fax: 902-563-0540 TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic Advisory, Highway 105,Updatecenter_img -30-last_img

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Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo NL promises to visit community

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — After weeks broadcasting his passion for Dildo, N.L., late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was named “honourary mayor” Thursday night and made a commitment to visit the community.A gaggle of residents and politicians appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, offering the comedian a key to the community before setting off fireworks over the picturesque Dildo Cove.Dildo has been bustling with visitors since Kimmel began running segments on the “magical place” that shares its name with a sex toy, declaring his intent to become mayor after learning the local service district does not have one.Producers have been in Dildo this week to erect “Kimmel for Mayor” signs and meet residents, with the host noting that the running joke has cost network ABC about $100,000.Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball appeared on the show along with local politicians, boasting of his province’s friendly people.Kimmel thanked residents for welcoming him and closed out the segment by unveiling a Hollywood-like Dildo sign, erected on a hilltop overlooking the community.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Chinas premier reassures region on growth South China Sea

first_imgSINGAPORE — China’s premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbours that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea.Premier Li Keqiang said his government will favour reforms in the world’s No. 2 economy over temporary boosts from economic stimulus as China copes with a gradual slowing of growth and a trade war with the United States.China can energize its slowing economy by adjusting policies, such as streamlining procedures like business registrations, taxes and fees, Li said in a lecture on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that brings together leaders from the U.S. and across the region.“Despite the downward pressure, we will not resort to massive stimulus. We will make adjustments as appropriate. We want to energize the market, in particular, market entities, and we have the conditions to do that,” Li said in the wide-ranging speech that touched on China’s role in regional development.Li said the government also will “crack down harshly” on businesses that infringe on patents and other intellectual property rights and engage in “other cheating activities.”“China will not stop in its opening up. The door will only open wider and China will continue to deepen reform. Reform and opening up have brought China to where it is today,” Li added.China and the U.S. are locked in a trade dispute over Washington’s complaints that China uses predatory tactics to acquire technologies that could undermine U.S. industrial leadership. The two countries have raised import duties on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.While they have rebuffed U.S. demands that Beijing tone down its technology ambitions, China’s leaders have sought to enhance their own market opening credentials by lowering tariffs and easing access for foreign companies operating in China for some industries.In the quarter that ended in September, China’s economic growth slowed to 6.5 per cent from a year earlier, down from the previous quarter’s 6.7 per cent. The deceleration reflects long-term efforts to guide the economy toward a more sustainable model of growth and away from excessive reliance on construction spending and exports. But the trade tensions with Washington are adding to the challenges for the Communist leadership, with the two countries imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods.Li expressed hopes for a compromise. U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are to meet at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina this month.“We hope that negotiations will be carried out on the basis of mutual respect, balance, mutual benefit and good faith, so that a solution can be found acceptable to both sides,” he said.The meetings in Singapore this week will be followed by an annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea.Both gatherings address similar concerns about trade, economic integration, regional security and development.Li also said China was hoping to see within three years a regional “code of conduct” governing activities in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.Over U.S. objections, Beijing has moved to cement its claim to most of the South China Sea, including by building artificial islands and military airstrips atop coral reefs. Talks on a code that would belatedly constrain such activities have made slow progress.“China and ASEAN countries will benefit in that process. It will also be conducive to free trade and go on to serve the interest of other parties,” Li said.“I want to reaffirm here that China will stay firm on the course of peaceful development,” he said. “What we hope is to have a harmonious relationship with our neighbours and together, we benefit from our good neighbourliness.”Annabelle Liang, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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VIDEO Crazy finish in Niš – Serbs drop win over Iceland for

← Previous Story France third team qualified for Poland 2016 Next Story → Spanish revenge against Germany – Das ist Sterbik! The most interesting match in Round 4 of the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 qualifications has been played in Serbian city of Nis, where home team played 25:25 (13:11) against Iceland, even Ilic, Vujin and other Serbian stars had +3 just two minutes before the end, but also situation 6 on 5. Icelanders had chance to win the match, but they didn’t make situation for the last shot in the last 15 seconds after time-out.This results pushed both teams toward Poland 2016, but still the things will be decided in June.Montenegro are at the TOP of the group after victory over Israel 33:27 (16:13).STANDINGS:Montenegro 6Iceland 5Serbia 5Israel 0 EHF EURO 2016Serbia VS Iceland handball read more

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Garda injured following incident in Fermoy Co Cork

first_imgA MEMBER OF An Garda Síochána sustained a hand injury last night following an incident at Cork Marts in Corrin, Fermoy, Co Cork.A spokesperson from the Garda Press Office told TheJournal.ie that the incident took place at approximately 7.10pm.A man in his 60s was arrested following the incident and is still in custody.RTÉ News is reporting that a truck had been blocking the entrance to the Mart and that it was while intervening that the guard sustained the hand injury. He has since been treated for his injuries.Read: Man in court after firearm recovered in Tallaght >last_img read more

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John Carmack geeks out about headmounted displays

first_imgIn the short history of videogames, no one has solved more problems and done more to push games technology forward than John Carmack. If there’s a technical problem in the way of his goal he’ll spend his days and nights solving it. That’s how he got a scrolling game working on PC before anyone else, how Doom and Quake came into existence and worked on the hardware of the time, and why id Software’s engines were always in high demand before the Zenimax acquisition.More recently his problem solving skills have been put to work launching rockets with Armadillo Aerospace, but with the re-release of Doom 3 imminent, his head is firmly back in games. The new problem he’s trying to solve? Head-mounted displays.The main issue is one of latency, which before Carmack started fixing was over 100 milliseconds. That’s why most affordable head-mount displays have terrible lag between turning your head and the display updating. Carmack removed about 85ms of that latency by using some sensor code from Armadillo and requesting a firmware update from a head-mount manufacturer.The rest of the latency is down to the displays, which is clearly a point of frustration for Carmack as he knows it’s an easy fix if the display engineers just started working better together and in a different way. In other words, that latency shouldn’t be there and he has stated it’s faster to sed a packet to Europe than a pixel to your screen.There is hope though, and Carmack is getting very close to having a lag free head-mounted display we can all purchase for $500. Whether anyone wants to play games like that is another question, but you have to get the tech working properly before seriously asking that question.Head on over to Kotaku to watch Carmack geeking out some more about the tech and what he’s trying to achieve.last_img read more

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A lowcalorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as

first_img By Rónán Duffy A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published. Share79 Tweet Email 12,435 Views Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 6:03 AM Image: Shutterstock/udra11 http://jrnl.ie/3873005 Feb 27th 2018, 6:04 AM Image: Shutterstock/udra11 15 Comments A NEW STUDY has shown that a low-calorie diet including fish and red meat can be just as effective at reducing heart attack risk as a vegetarian diet.The research was carried out by the University of Florence and involved 107 healthy but overweight participants aged between 18-75.The participants were randomly put on two diets for three months each before switching over.The Mediterranean diet included poultry, fish and some red meat as well as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.The vegetarian diet naturally did not include meat and fish but it did include eggs and dairy.The researchers wanted to find out if the lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet could be more at reducing the risk of heart disease.Researchers found that both sets of participants lost weight, on average about three pounds of fat and four pounds overall.The participants on both sides also experienced a similar change in their body mass index (BMI) but there were some interesting differences in other effects both diets had.Two distinct changes in particular were observed, both of which were positive developments.The vegetarian diet was found to be more effective in reducing LDL cholesterol, the so-called ‘bad cholesterol’ which is associated with increasing the risk of heart disease.On the other side, the Mediterranean diet was found to be more effective in reducing triglycerides, high levels of which can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.The study therefore concluded that sticking to either diet is helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease with lead researched Dr Francesco Sofi saying that: ”People have more than one choice for a heart-healthy diet.”Both diets were varied and were rich in fruits and vegetables, possibly accounting for the similarity of the results.The results were recently published in Circulation, the American Heart Association’s journal.Read: The ‘silent killer’ that affects one million people in Ireland >Read: Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm > Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Dominant Katie Taylor earns fourth straight win as pro

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated at 23.06Ciarán Gallagher reports from Manchester ArenaKATIE TAYLOR HAS defeated Milena Koleva at the Manchester Arena to claim her fourth straight win as a pro.In her first scheduled eight-round bout, the Bray woman paced herself while dominating the contest against her Bulgarian opponent, who was put on the canvas in the seventh round.Boxing on the undercard of the world lightweight title rematch between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla, Taylor claimed a unanimous 80-72 decision on referee Howard Foster’s card.Koleva carried a 9-7-1 record into the bout, having last fought in January for the IBF world super-featherweight title. That marked the Bulgarian’s only stoppage loss – losing out in the ninth round to home champion Maiva Hamadouche of France.The 28-year-old previously competed in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), while Taylor had claimed her opponent represented her “biggest test yet” as a professional in advance of the bout.The Irishwoman walked to the ring with James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” mixed into her now standard entrance music of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’.Taylor measured Koleva up in the opening seconds before throwing a number of fast-handed combinations to the head. Koleva had some success with a right hand in the opener, but she appeared at times surprised by the speed of her opponent.That pattern continued into the second, broken up by a big Taylor left hook less than a minute into the round, while the Bulgarian attempted to test the chin of her decorated foe with the Irishwoman walking through the few shots that landed.Clearly pacing herself, the Bray native landed with flurries before backing off occasionally as she appeared to be holding some gas in the tank.A sharp right hand knocked back the head of Koleva in the fourth and the rugged underdog was already threatening to fall into survival mode into the fifth as Taylor worked the body.An excited Taylor eagerly pursued her foe in the sixth, again targeting the liver, and Koleva looked nearly out on her feet.The Bulgarian was down in the seventh after a flurry of punches culminated in a right hook to send Koleva to the canvas.Referee Foster administered a count as the 28-year-old rose up and while Taylor threw a number of spiteful shots, Koleva managed to see out the round to head into the final stanza, which saw the Irishwoman ease to a points victory.Taylor had travelled to the US to head back into training less than 48 hours after her previous win over Italian Monica Gentili in London three weeks ago.“I headed back to the US the day after the last fight and got straight back into training and sparring for this one,” said Taylor. “I definitely feel like I’ve made some adjustments and improvements again in the last few weeks.“It’s been a busy time but I’m feeling very good… I got great sparring in America with seasoned pros every day so I am learning all the time.”Looking ahead the Bray woman reiterated her belief that her competition will gradually get better en route to a title tilt later this year.“The opponents are going to step up now as we kick on this year for a world title,” said Taylor, who is due back out in London next month before an anticipated date in the US during the summer.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Katie Taylor and Milena Koleva during the Super-featherweight bout at Manchester Arena. Image: Peter Byrne Mar 25th 2017, 9:44 PM 28,317 Views Follow us: the42.ie Arrogate wins $10 million Dubai World Cup thriller>Cora Staunton leads Mayo to victory with 1-6 on her first game back at Croker in nine years> Short URL 21 Comments center_img Image: Peter Byrne By Ciarán Gallagher Katie Taylor and Milena Koleva during the Super-featherweight bout at Manchester Arena. Share280 Tweet Email http://the42.ie/3307120 Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 9:44 PM Dominant Katie Taylor earns fourth straight win as pro The Bray native was boxing on the undercard of the world lightweight title rematch between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla.last_img read more

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Hitachi completes bulk annuity transaction covering 120 pension scheme members

first_imgIT services organisation Hitachi has completed a pensions bulk annuity transaction with insurer Legal and General Assurance Society, protecting approximately 120 pension scheme members.The agreement provides insurance cover for 120 members of the Hitachi Data Systems Retirement Benefits Plan, who have retired since 2013 or are deferred pensioners.This is the third transaction of this kind conducted between Hitachi and Legal and General Assurance Society; the organisation completed two pensioner-only buy-in agreements in 2012 and 2013, insuring the rest of the pension scheme’s membership.The Hitachi Data Systems Retirement Benefits Plan bases its members’ pension benefit on the higher of their earnings-related defined benefit (DB) pension or their defined contribution (DC) account from employees’ active service period. The agreed transaction enables members to still receive their pension benefit in this way until the scheme is wound up and bought out.The trustees were advised by consultancy Willis Towers Watson and law firm Gunnercooke, while law firm CMS provided advice to Legal and General Assurance Society.Neville Byford, chair of the Sefton Park Trustee Company, trustee of the plan, said: “We are pleased to have taken this latest important step in our de-risking journey.“All parties worked together to find a solution which meets the objectives of the trustee and plan sponsor, [while] protecting the security of members’ benefits.”last_img read more

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Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute case today

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court will examine a report on the “progress of mediation” in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Thursday. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had on July 11 sought a report on the issue and said that a day-to-day hearing may commence from July 25 if the court decides to conclude the mediation proceedings. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The bench had requested former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) FMI Kalifulla, chairperson of the three-member mediation panel, to apprise it by Thursday about the progress of the mediation till date and its present stage. “It will be convenient to have the said report latest by July 18, on which date further orders will be passed by this court,” the bench, also comprising justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, had said on July 11. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us The Supreme Court passed the order while hearing an application filed by a legal heir of one of the original litigants, Gopal Singh Visharad, seeking a judicial decision on the dispute and conclusion of the mediation process, alleging that nothing much was happening on that front. The bench had said that the Supreme Court would pass appropriate orders on Thursday after perusing the report filed by the mediation committee. Advertise With Us The mediation panel, also comprising spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living foundation, Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate and renowned mediator Sriram Panchu, was earlier granted time till August 15 by the Supreme Court for completion of mediation after its earlier report had said that the mediators were “optimistic” about an amicable solution. The top court had fixed the seat for the mediation process in UP’s Faizabad, around 7 km from Ayodhya, and said adequate arrangements, including those related to the venue of the mediation, place of stay of the mediators, their security and travel, should be arranged forthwith by the Uttar Pradesh government so that the proceedings could commence immediately. The bench was earlier told by Hindu bodies, except the Nirmohi Akhara, and the Uttar Pradesh government that they were not in favour of the court’s suggestion for mediation. The Muslim bodies had supported the proposal. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties – Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board, and Nirmohi Akhara. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century by Shia Muslim Mir Baqi, was demolished.last_img read more

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Ecuador suspends Assanges citizenship

first_imgWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is handled by Metropolitan Police officers during his arrest and taken into custody following the Ecuadorian government`s termination of asylum, in London, Britain on 11 April 2019. Photo: ReutersEcuador has suspended Julian Assange’s citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilize the Andean nation’s government, after years of offering him shelter.A bearded and frail-looking Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after Ecuador terminated his asylum at its London embassy, where he had lived since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation.Assange’s Ecuadorean citizenship was suspended on Wednesday, foreign minister Jose Valencia told reporters.To some, Australian-born Assange is a hero for exposing what supporters cast as abuse of power and for championing free speech. To others, he is a dangerous figure who has undermined the security of the United States and has too many ties to Russia.WikiLeaks angered Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret US diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical US appraisals of world leaders, from Russian president Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.Assange’s lawyer in Quito, Carlos Poveda, told reporters asylum was terminated in reprisal for corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno and that his life will be in danger if he is extradited to the United States.Assange was offered refuge in 2012 by Ecuador’s then-president Rafael Correa, but his relationship with Ecuador has soured under Moreno, who has said Assange violated the terms of his asylum.Assange received Ecuadorean citizenship in January 2018.Moreno was angered after years-old private photographs of him and his family taken when they lived in Europe circulated on social media. His government said it believed the photos were shared by WikiLeaks.Ecuador was not aware of any active extradition requests for Assange before it terminated his asylum, Valencia told the national assembly.”At the time the decision to finalize his asylum was made, there was only a case in the United Kingdom for violating the conditions of his bail in 2012,” Valencia told lawmakers.US prosecutors unsealed an indictment against Assange on Thursday, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in US history.Assange faces up to five years in prison on the American charge, the US Justice Department said in a statement.Assange and WikiLeaks have intervened in Ecuadorean affairs, Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo told reporters in Quito, and at least one Russian hacker involved with the organization is living in the country.She would not confirm whether the hacker was involved in the creation of web pages that accuse Moreno of corruption, but said they had participated in the creation of a page later spread by WikiLeaks.”We hope it will be the Ecuadorean justice system which will confirm the exact relationship,” Romo said.Romo on Thursday night said Ecuador had detained a person “very close” to WikiLeaks who is associated with former Ecuadorean foreign minister Ricardo Patino.”(The person) was detained this afternoon while attempting to travel to Japan,” said Romo, without providing the person’s name or nationality.Earlier she had said that Patino, who was serving under Correa when Assange was granted asylum, was seeking to destabilise the government.Patino denied the allegations.Romo “just invented a story about a supposed relationship of mine with Russian hackers,” Patino said on Twitter. “The only thing left is for her to say where we left Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty.”last_img
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Full Show Remembering Barbara Bush April 18 2018

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen center_img 00:00 /50:27 On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We look back on the life of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 92. We look back on her life, preview the public memorials for her, discuss her impact on politics, and recall her presence in Greater Houston.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live VideoWe also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

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