India vs England: India take on England in the series decider today

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement(Image Courtesy: Sportskeeda)India take on England in the third and final ODI at Leeds today. With the series poised at 1-1, the winner will walk away with the series.The 3 match series has so far given us so much entertainment. The first match saw the visitors come out on top with first class performances from Kuldeep and Rohit Sharma.The second match which was played at the iconic Lord’s stadium saw England cruise home after they defended their total of 322 to take the series to the final game.With both teams evenly poised it’ll be interesting to see which team will come on top. India and England will be having one eye on the 2019 world cup as they look to work on their weaknesses. India will look for significant contributions from their middle order while England will look to keep the opener Shikhar Dhawan quiet.England start the match as favorites after ticking most of the boxes in the 2nd ODI. They’ll also be energized after seeing Joe Root’s score a spectacular century after his recent dip in form.But beside all this the weather is also expected to play a part in the match with thunderstorms expected.India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar has hinted that Bhuvneshwar Kumar could play a part in the game. If that is to happen then Siddharth Kaul will have to sit out. England on the other hand have called up James Vince and Sam Billings as back up for the injured Roy. If Roy fails to pass his medical test then replacement will be lined up.Here are the probable teams for the match:India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul.England:Jason Roy/James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark WoodThe match is set to start at 5 PM IST with telecast on Sony Six and Sony Ten 3.Also Read:India vs. England: Key player may stay back with the squad for test serieslast_img read more

Odisha tops with 17% share in manufacturing investments

first_imgBhubaneswar, Mar 25 (PTI) Odisha has maximum share of over 17 per cent in the total live investments worth about Rs 33 lakh crore attracted by manufacturing sector across the country, according to a study.Gujarat has ranked second (nearly 12 per cent) followed by Karnataka (11 per cent), Jharkhand (nine per cent) and Chhattisgarh (seven per cent), said the study titled “Impact analysis of delay in investment implementation in manufacturing” by Assocham.However, in Odisha about 39 per cent manufacturing projects remained under implementation as of September 2015.Delayed projects facing cost escalation have maximum share of 31 per cent in Odisha followed by Karnataka, Rajasthan and Jharkhand (9 per cent each), the study said.Manufacturing sector in the country attracted live investments worth about Rs 33 lakh crore, about one-fifth of total live investments worth over Rs 164 lakh crore drawn by various sectors across India as of September 2015, it said.”Metal and metal products alone accounted for almost half (48 per cent) of the total live investments attracted by manufacturing sector in India followed by chemicals and chemical products (24 per cent), machinery (8 per cent), transport equipment (7 per cent), construction material (7 per cent), food and agro based products (3 per cent),” it said.In Odisha, metal and metal products have acquired over 79 per cent share in total investments attracted by manufacturing sector followed by chemical and chemical products (15 per cent), transport equipment (three per cent), construction material (one per cent).Projects with about 37 per cent of the total live investments attracted by manufacturing sector remained under implementation as of September 2015 i.e. 1,160 projects with investments worth over Rs 12 lakh crore, it added. PTI SKN PR ANU RGDadvertisementlast_img read more

US Athletes Urge Probe Expansion

first_imgU.S. Olympic athletes sent a letter to leaders of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency this week, urging them to expand the investigation into Russian doping to sports beyond track and field.The letter came in response to the two-part report detailing doping inside Russia’s track team, the sport’s international governing body (IAAF) and allegations the government participated in the fraud.The letter, sent Monday to IOC President Thomas Bach and WADA President Craig Reedie and obtained by The Associated Press, said that while other sports federations might do their own inquiries, WADA and the IOC should take the lead to make sure all Russian sports are investigated.“With evidence of state-supported doping across the whole of sport in Russia, with a corrupt and ineffective … testing system, and with athletes and insiders coming forward at great personal risk, now is exactly the time to investigate thoroughly,” the letter said. “The clean sport movement is at a crossroads. The athletes of the world are watching and waiting.”The letter was signed by Sarah Konrad, an Olympic biathlete and cross-country skier who is chair of the U.S. Olympic Committee athletes’ advisory council. The council, which represents 47 Olympic and 10 Paralympic sports, ratified the letter last weekend.“I think it’s pretty clear from the independent commission report that the corruption was countrywide,” and it didn’t just involve one sport, Konrad said.The IOC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.A WADA spokesman referred to Reedie’s response letter to Konrad, also obtained by AP.In the letter, Reedie spelled out the actions WADA took in the aftermath of the report, including declaring both Russia’s track team and its anti-doping agency out of compliance. The track team is in a race to regain compliance before this year’s Olympics. Reedie wrote that the suspension of the anti-doping agency has sparked reforms within the agency and given WADA a chance to examine the anti-doping corruption beyond track and field.“Any evidence implicating other sports brought forward to me as a result of the meetings that WADA experts are holding with Russian representatives will allow me to make a considered decision on whether or not to initiate further investigations,” Reedie wrote.In his reports, Dick Pound, who led the WADA independent commission into the Russian doping, made mention of violations that could spread into sports outside track. But he made no recommendations on those because he was tasked to specifically look at athletics.When first pressed to expand the probe, Reedie said it was something the agency needed to consider, but also had to find ways to pay for. WADA operates on an annual budget of about $26 million, half of which is provided by the IOC.Konrad said it’s important for athletes outside the United States to also press WADA for an expansion of the inquiry beyond track. She also said she’s well aware Russia isn’t the only country with drug cheats.“This is an opportunity to come down harder on this issue,” Konrad said. “Sometimes, it feels like we’re bashing our heads against a brick wall. But sometimes, if you bash long enough, a brick will fall out.”EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United welcome Thailand cave boys to Old Trafford

first_imgIt must have been a special day for the boys of Wild Boars football team. From being trapped in a cave in Thailand for more than two weeks to reaching the heights of Old Trafford, they have covered quite a distance.During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, footballing audience was half glued to tracking the news of the wild boars football team, who were trapped in a cave. In an operation that went on for over two weeks, the rescue of these boys with all of them alive and healthy was termed miraculous. Such was the impact of their story that French superstar Paul Pogba dedicated his World Cup trophy to the strength shown by these young boys.Since coming out of that cave, the Wild Boars have recuperated, played football matches again, been to the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and have now made it in Old Trafford.It must be a dream come true for them!As the young boys reached Manchester United, club manager Jose Mourinho was there to welcome them and greet them and the team was smiling from ear-to-ear shaking hands and meeting one of the most successful managers in club football.Jose meets the Wild BoarsIt’s a pleasure to welcome the young Thai footballers who were rescued from a cave earlier this year. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/tcMVUzUJl6Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2018In a video posted by Manchester United on their social media handles, Mourinho can be seen meeting the boys.advertisementAfter the meet and greet session with the manager, the Wild Boars made their way into the dressing room, touched and posed with some jerseys and then advanced to the historic ground. The Wild Boars football team, who were rescued from Thailand cave in June, posed at Old Trafford. (@ManUtd Photo)With bright smiles gracing their faces, they sat on the stands, looked in awe towards the historic place and clicked pictures to seal the memory on paper.A special day for the Wild Boars Football Team. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/n8E05VYEnbManchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2018Manchester United stars also posed with the team — Paul Pogba, Fred, Ashley Young, Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Andreas Pereira and Diogo Dalot featuring in the photographs. Paul Pogba with a boy from the Wild Boars football team, whose members were rescued from a Thailand cave in June. (@ManUtd Photo)Welcome to #MUFC, Wild Boars! pic.twitter.com/lb3fLppDwWManchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2018The boys are expected to attend Manchester United’s weekend Premier League game against Everton on Sunday.last_img read more

Pauleta: Ronaldo isn’t from this world

first_imgPortugal legend Pauleta has heaped praise upon Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Sunday’s Nations League final against Netherlands.The Juventus forward netted a hat-trick in his side’s 3-1 win over Switzerland on Wednesday to send the Euro 2016 winners through to the final.The former Real Madrid man has many admirers across the globe, and one of whom is the man he took Portgual’s all-time goalscoring record from, Pauleta. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The 46-year-old scored 47 goals in 88 appearances for his country before retiring from international football in 2006, before Ronaldo went on to smash the record and now sits on 88 goals for his country – 21 behind the world record holder, Iranian forward Ali Daei.”Cristiano is a fantastic player,” Pauleta told Marca .“In my opinion he is from another world. He has made and continues to make footballing history.“It is difficult to find another player that has performed as consistently as he has over such a lengthy period of time.”I hope he achieves it [the record] because it would be great for Portuguese football.”The former Paris Saint-Germain striker failed to lift silverware for Portgual during his nine-year international career, coming closest at Euro 2004 as they lost to shock winners Greece on home soil.Netherlands ran out 3-0 victors the last time the two sides met in March 2018, but have lost seven of their 13 meetings with the Portuguese.Pauleta sees no parallels between that game and the Nations League final except the country in which they are played, adding: “”It will not have any bearing on it whatsoever.“They are two completely different matches, this time we are playing against a different team and against different players.“I am sure that we are going to be treated to an excellent spectacle, our fans will be right behind us spurring us on and hopefully we can get the result.“Holland are a great side with lots of young, talented players. However, we also have a very strong team. We are all just hoping to see a great final, with lots of goals and hopefully a win for Portugal, which is obviously our main aim.”last_img read more

Two people dead after South Surrey house fire

first_imgSOUTH SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Surrey RCMP say two people are dead after a major fire in South Surrey.Emergency crews were called to a home on 28B Avenue near 176 Street for reports of a house fire just before 2:45 Thursday afternoon. When they arrived, Mounties say two victims were found inside.The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in and the deaths are considered suspicious.“Our investigators are at the scene right now, and are working together with the Surrey RCMP to gather evidence,” Cpl. Frank Jang with IHIT says.Investigators are still trying to identify the two victims. It’s still too early to say whether either of them lived in the home.Officers are gathering more evidence from the scene and say the area will be closed off for a “significant amount of time.”#IHIT in 17400 block of 28B Avenue in #SurreyBC for a house fire with 2 victims found inside. Deaths appear suspicious. #IHIT and @SurreyRCMP working together to gather evidence. Call IHIT w/ info. Presser at scene w/ Cpl Frank Jang at 7:30pm tonight.— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) January 26, 2018“Our investigators… are going to be working with the Surrey RCMP and also specialists, fire investigators to really determine what exactly happened, what the nature of the fire was,” Jang explains. “And what exactly caused the deaths of our two victims.”Crews are also looking to speak with witnesses and neighbours to gather more information.“One of the priorities also for our investigators will be to do the door-to-door canvassing of all the residences in the neighbourhood,” Jang adds. “So people in the neighbourhood should expect a knock on the door by a member of IHIT sometime tonight.”Video posted from the scene shows smoke pouring out from the top storey of the home.last_img read more

Pace of housing slows up in July but still beats economists expectations

OTTAWA — The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of construction of new homes slowed in July, although the six-month trend continued to be positive.CMHC’s seasonally adjusted annualized rate fell by 9.6 per cent in July to 222,013, compared with 245,455 in June.However, the decline was smaller than expected and CMHC’s six-month trend rose to 208,970 units from 205,765 units in June. Economists had estimated a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 203,500, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.CMHC says housing starts in urban areas fell by 10.4 per cent in July to 209,122 — led by a 12 per cent decline in multiple-unit dwellings to 162,722 units. Single detached urban starts fell 4.6 per cent to 46,400 units..Housing starts in rural areas were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,891 units.The Canadian Press read more

As carbon dioxide levels hit 15 million year high UN urges action

“It is deeply disturbing to learn that global levels of 400 parts per million have now been reached in September for the first time,” said Robert Glasser, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, in a press release yesterday. “The last time CO2 levels were this high was 15 to 20 million years ago,” he added.According to Mr. Glasser, the lowest levels are traditionally recorded September, which translates to the unlikelihood of seeing levels below 400 parts per million for the foreseeable future. “We know that the safe level is well below this,” he continued. “It also means that we are systematically raising levels of disaster risk for future generations and we can expect more severe weather events in the years ahead. Climate disasters already account for 90 per cent of all devastations caused by natural hazards – potentially catastrophic, especially for low and middle-income countries that contribute little to greenhouse gas emissions but have huge populations exposed to drought, floods and storms. “Much more vigorous action is necessary for a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C while the Paris Agreement recognizes that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C rather than 2 degrees C would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change,” the Special Representative concluded.UNISDR serves as the focal point for disaster reduction coordination between the UN and regional organizations. Its work is applied to climate change adaptation; building disaster-resilient cities, schools and hospitals; and strengthening the international system for DRR. read more

Can An NHL Player Finally Score 50 Goals In 50 Games Again

Scoring 50 goals in 50 games is the crowning achievement of an NHL goal scorer. Players who do so join a club of legends including Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Maurice Richard. The club is exclusive — it has only five members, and it hasn’t accepted a new application in 25 years. There are dozens and dozens of active NHL players who weren’t alive yet the last time someone scored 50 goals in 50 games, when Brett Hull did it during the 1991-92 season.As with throwing dead octopuses onto the ice and shaking hands with the opponent after a playoff series, the 50 in 50 club is like many things unique to the NHL: steeped in history and perhaps devoid of logic. The attention bestowed on the exploit dates back to the days when there were only 50 games on the schedule. So when Richard became to first to do it in 1945, it meant he averaged a goal a game for a whole season. When the schedule expanded to 60 games — and then to 70 games, and then 74, 76, 78, 80 and 84 games, finally settling at 82 games — 50 in 50 remained a thing. Because, you know, why not?Like with many exclusive clubs, there are also a lot of rules. To gain access, you must score 50 goals in your team’s first 50 games, not your own. Alexander Mogilny scored 50 goals in his first 46 games in 1992-93, but an injury forced him to miss three weeks at the beginning of the season. Mogilny’s 50th tally came in his team’s 53rd game, so he’s not allowed in. No exceptions!It’s not easy to sustain a goal-per-game pace for 50 consecutive games, but so far this season, Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov is doing almost exactly that. With 14 goals in 15 games, the young Russian with a hellacious shot has set himself up to make a legitimate run at hockey’s goal-scoring holy grail.Of course, many others have started the season on a similar tear in recent years — and all of them ended up way short of the benchmark. Here’s how every player who notched at least 14 goals in his team’s first 15 games post-lockout stacked up against the last three 50/50 players. Amazingly, only one of these players (Jaromir Jagr in 2006) exceeded 50 goals on the season, let alone in 50 games. In the 2005-06 season, winger Simon Gagne scored 17 in the Flyers’ first 15 games, but he ultimately scored only 17 more in the next 35. In that same season, both Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson had 15 goals through the first 15 games. They both cooled, too — like Gagne, they each netted 17 goals in the following 35 games.But there’s reason to believe this year might be different: The league itself seems different.So far this season, goalies are stopping pucks with less success than they have since 2008-09. But not all of the blame can be placed on lackluster goaltending — a number of rule changes have led to an increase in power play opportunities per game. More power play opportunities equal more high-quality scoring opportunities, which means more goalies left hung out to dry.It’s not shocking to see an analog in the 2005-06 season, when Jagr, Gagne, Heatley and Alfredsson each flirted with a goal-a-game pace: The league instituted rule changes in the wake of the 2004-05 lockout with the express purpose of increasing the number of goals per game, which had tanked in the NHL of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Chief among those rule changes was the elimination of the two-line offside pass. Defenses were slow to adjust to the rule change, which led to a preponderance of breakaways and two-on-one situations.In the 1980s and early 1990s, the NHL was a wide open league, and goaltending often seemed like an afterthought. From 1980-81 to 1993-94, the goals against average for the league never dipped below 3.0 — and the 50 in 50 was accomplished seven times.1Mike Bossy, Gretzky (three times), Lemieux, Hull (twice). From 1994-95 to the present, the goals against average has risen higher than 3.0 in only one season. It hasn’t climbed quite that high this season, but it’s close.2It currently sits at 2.89.Kucherov isn’t the only one taking advantage of the increase in scoring. Like during the 2005-06 season, this year’s NHL has a handful of players vying for NHL legend status. Alex Ovechkin has also started the year on fire (13 goals in 16 games), while Islanders’ captain John Tavares has 12 goals in 15.Of course, a goal scorer is nothing without dime-dishing linemates, and Kucherov has benefited from playing with the league’s leading point getter in Steven Stamkos (who missed 65 games last season, and the Bolts missed the playoffs). Stamkos is known best for his goal scoring prowess — he’s a two-time recipient of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, awarded to the league’s top goal scorer — but this year it’s his passing that has him at the top of the NHL’s scoring list. He’s still scoring goals, but his 18 assists pace the league. And 10 of those helpers have come on goals scored by Kucherov.Every player to hit the 50-goals-in-50-games milestone played on a line with one (or two) very good passers. Lemieux — who also unofficially scored 50 in 50 in two other seasons3Super Mario scored 50 goals in his first 50 games in both the 1992-93 and 1995-96 seasons, but neither exploit came on or before his team’s first 50 games. Sorry, Mario: Hockey conservatives say this doesn’t count. — played the bulk of his career on lines with some combination of Jagr, Kevin Stevens and Ron Francis. Hull played on a line in St. Louis with Adam Oates. Gretzky had Jari Kurri, Mike Bossy had Bryan Trottier and Clark Gillies, and Richard had Elmer Lach and Toe Blake. And it’s not a stretch to place Kucherov and Stamkos among these all-time great duos and trios.Kucherov’s gaudy numbers aren’t surprising — he’s scored no fewer than 29 goals in each of his three full NHL seasons and has an astounding career shooting percentage of 15.1. But that historically good shooting percentage is up dramatically this season: At the moment, Kucherov is scoring on 24 percent of the shots he’s taking. That’s destined to regress to the mean, but for now, Kucherov’s shot looks damn near unsavable.Who knows if Kucherov — or Ovechkin or Tavares — can sustain a goal-per-game pace for all 50 games. Even if they don’t, they’ve already made the NHL feel a little bit like the wild old days of the ’80s and early ’90s. And they’ve given every hockey nerd something to pull for. read more

The incompetence of this Govt is phenomenal – Jagdeo says as

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has kicked off the debates today in the no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition against the APNU/AFC Coalition Government saying that if there was ever a time for a no-confidence motion, “this is the time”.During his presentation, Jagdeo lashed out at the government for several failures since it took office in May 2015. He laid the blame squarely at the feet of the Coalition Governmennt for the present state of the economy reinforcing his claim that the administration is harming the future of the country by its ‘failed’ economic and social policies.He pointed to the over 200 tax measures being implemented by the Government which he said is stifling growth in the private sector and putting additional pressures on ordinary Guyanese citizens. He also cited VAT on water and electricity, among other issues.Jagdeo said that the government was not able to bring in any new investor since it took the reigns of power. “The incompetence of this Govt is phenomenal”, he said.The Opposition Leader also pointed to the host of scandals which the Coalition Governnment has found itself in; those he cited include; the drugs bond, the feasibility study for the new Demerara River Bridge, the D’urban Park project; among many others.He also lashed out at the Government for being divisive, pointing to Minister Volda Lawrence’s controversial statements she made recently in relation to giving jobs to friends and PNC supporters.Other speakers from the Opposition side still to make their presentations include: Gail Teixeira, Anil Nandlall, Irfaan Ali and Juan Edghill.Meanwhile, Governemnt MP Joseph Harmon has started his presentation. Other speakers on the government’s side include: Basil Williams, Khemraj Ramjattan, Moses Nagamootoo and Simona Broomes.(More details to be provided later)  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo wants no-confidence debated before Budget presentationNovember 21, 2018In “latest news”Govt hijacks PPP/C business in ParliamentNovember 5, 2016In “latest news”34 as majority over 65 Parliamentarians is “utter stupidity” –JagdeoDecember 31, 2018In “latest news” read more

Mens EHF CL Round 5 Veszprem and Madrid too strong in Berlin

BM Atletico MadridEHF Champions LeagueMKB Veszprem Three games of the Men’s EHF Champions League Round 5 showed the strenght of the visitors. MKB Veszprem made the biggest (if we can call that “surprise” job with an win in Berlin against Fuchse 29:24. Even TOP teams have a lot of problems in Berlin against Dagur Sigurdsson‘s team, but Hungarian champion continue with good performances in the European elite, leaded by fantastic Mirko Alilovic (16 saves).Atletico Madrid had an easy job in full crowded Vive Targi Kielce’s hall – 37:29.29 – Vive Targi Kielce: Szmal; Kuchczynski (1), Buntic (5), Grabarczyk (-), Michal Jurecki (11), Rosinski (1) y Zorman (1) -equipo inicial- Cleverly (ps), Olafsson (2p), Mariusz Jurasik (-), Zaremba (-), Tkaczyk (1), Przybylski (-), Jachlewski (-), Tomczak (3) y Stojkovic (4)37 – Atlético de Madrid: Sterbik; Roberto García (2), Lazarov (8, 2p), Cañellas (5), Markussen (8), Davis (-) y Aginagalde (2) -equipo inicial- Hombrados (ps), Abalo (1), Guardiola (2), Alberto Entrerríos (-), Jurkiewicz (-), Kallman (5), Edu Fernández (4) y Dinart (-)Cimos Koper almost secure TOP 16 place with an away win over Sankt Petersburg – 35:26. Russian winter isn’t so cold yet… ← Previous Story Serbian “Eagles” made an Official Song Video for the EHF EURO 2012 Next Story → Momir Ilic is the “Player of October” in Bundesliga” read more

Reilly knew about Taoiseachs tobacco meeting but would not go

first_imgHEALTH MINISTER DR James Reilly has responded to questions about a meeting in government buildings between the Taoiseach, two senior ministers and representatives from the tobacco industry.When questioned by Senator Professor John Crown at the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children meeting today, Minister Reilly said that previously he had “declared war in the Seanad on the tobacco industry”.He said:Was I aware of this meeting? I was. Would I go to it? No, I would not.Reilly said that he knows of no other industry “that is legal that if you use their product one out of two of you will die and that’s the reality”, and that thousands of Irish people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses.The Minister was questioned on the issue after it emerged that the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Ministers Alan Shatter and Michael Noonan met with representatives from three tobacco companies a fortnight ago.Reilly said that he recalled a World Health Organisation directive not recommending that people meet with the tobacco industry except in the area of smuggling, and that the purpose of the recent meeting was to discuss smuggling.The Minister also spoke of the duty of care that the State has to minors regarding smoking, and said he takes the whole area of tobacco control really seriously.He said that he hopes to introduce plain packaging for cigarette packages and to progress the banning of smoking in cars where children are present.Nessa Childers MEP and the Irish Cancer Society and Irish Health Foundation had all expressed their shock at the news of the meeting, with the latter charities saying they had written to the Taoiseach to express their concern.Read: Taoiseach, ministers criticised for “inappropriate” tobacco industry meeting>last_img read more

Zephyr jailbreak tweak adds multitasking gestures to iPhone

first_imgIf you’re an iOS user, you probably give your home button (and your thumb) a grueling workout on a daily basis. Every time you want to use multitasking to switch apps, you have to double-tap the lone physical button on the device’s front face. Apple has implemented multitasking gestures for the iPad, but has done no such thing for the iPhone or iPod touch. You can rack another one up for the jailbreak community, as it has released a new app that allows you to multitask on the iPhone with single-finger gestures.Zephyr is the creation of Cydia developer chpwn, and the premise is simple: swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the app-switcher (normally activated with a double tap of the home button), and swipe left to right to switch back and forth between recent apps.Apple has likely opted out of iPhone and iPod touch multitasking gestures due to the small size of the screen. How many gestures can you implement on a 3.5-inch display? Zephyr, however, makes a strong case against that argument. The left to right swipe lets you start the gesture from the bezel, which frees up a bit extra room. As you can see in the video below, both gestures are simple, intuitive, and exactly the kind of function that Apple will wish it released first:In fact the tweak fits so naturally into iOS that this could be another jailbreak feature that Apple steals and uses for itself. We’ve seen this previously with iOS functions like multitasking (it closely resembles an old Cydia app called Circuitious), notification banners (a spitting image for Peter Hajas’s MobileNotifier), and Wi-Fi Sync (Apple didn’t even bother changing the name of that one). Of course, as the Zephyr gesture tweak borrows heavily from the iPad’s multitasking gestures, it wouldn’t be as blatant a move for Apple to “borrow” it.Zephyr is a free tweak, and can be found by searching for it in Cydia on a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch. You can refer to our guide to jailbreak your device on iOS 5.0.1.via Chpwnlast_img read more

Longford community devastated by theft of tabernacle from church

first_img Monday 17 Apr 2017, 11:44 AM GARDAÍ IN LONGFORD are investigating a break-in and theft of a tabernacle from a church outside the town.The discovery was made yesterday morning by one of the local priests when he arrived at St Michael’s Church in Shroid to prepare for mass.A back stain-glass window was broken by the thieves to gain entry to the church and the marble around the tabernacle was smashed.“We’re all a little bit devastated that such a thing should happen to our lovely church,” Father Tony Gilhooly told RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey this morning. The damage following a break in at St Michael’s Church in Shroid, outside Longford Town. pic.twitter.com/l1bdRK7HTA— Sinéad Hussey (@SineadHus) April 16, 2017 Apr 17th 2017, 11:44 AM Image: Google Street View Short URL Gilhooly said the small church is one of the oldest in the diocese and is “something of a relic” locally.It’s very intimate, it’s a beautiful church.“It could be purely an act of vandalism, they might have thought the tabernacle was worth money for whatever metal is in it,” he said.Read: Former bridal store owner convicted after stealing dress payments from brides-to-be> Image: Google Street View 49 Comments center_img Source: Sinéad Hussey/Twitter 20,225 Views http://jrnl.ie/3344019 By Michelle Hennessy Longford community ‘devastated’ by theft of tabernacle from church The discovery was made yesterday morning by a local priest when he arrived to prepare for Easter mass. Share Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Les stations de métro parisiennes bientôt éclairées par des LED

first_imgLes stations de métro parisiennes bientôt éclairées par des LEDEn 2017, toutes les stations de métro parisiennes auront abandonné leurs éclairages actuels pour n’être illuminées que par des LED. Telle est la promesse de la RATP, qui vient de lancer un appel d’offres pour concrétiser ce projet à la fois écologique et économique.Afin de réduire sensiblement sa consommation énergétique, la RATP entend remplacer tous les éclairages de ses stations de métro et de RER par des diodes électroluminescentes. Un projet qu’elle souhaite réaliser d’ici à 2017, annonce-t-elle dans un communiqué publié ce mardi 26 juin.Pour le mener à bien, la société qui exploite l’intégralité des lignes du métro parisien et une partie des lignes A et B du RER vient de lancer un appel d’offres au niveau européen, en vue d’un lancement des travaux dès le mois de janvier prochain. “Avec ce déploiement, l’entreprise sera, en 2017, le premier réseau de transport en commun souterrain de cette envergure entièrement équipé de la technologie LED” se félicite déjà la RATP.Au total, ce sont quelque 250.000 points lumineux, répartis dans les 301 stations de métro et 66 gares de RER que gère la société, qui seront ainsi remplacés en quatre ans. L’établissement public indique avoir élaboré ce projet dans le cadre de sa politique énergie-climat, “qui vise à réduire sa consommation énergétique et ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre à périmètre constant de 15% à l’horizon 2020”, et ce par rapport à leurs niveaux enregistrés en 2004.Un nouvel éclairage qui n’a pas perturbé les voyageursÀ lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauAvant de lancer son appel d’offres, la RATP a mené en 2010 une expérimentation en remplaçant par des LED tous les éclairages de la station Censier Daubenton, située sur la ligne 7 du métro, mais aussi au siège du Groupe RATP. Puis au cours des derniers mois, des tests ont été réalisés dans plusieurs autres stations et gares de RER, ainsi que sur des sites industriels, explique-t-elle. “A ce jour, les retours d’expériences sur l’ensemble de ces lieux sont très positifs” affirme la société. Ainsi à la station Censier Daubenton, la consommation énergétique du poste éclairage aurait chuté de 65%. Ce sont alors 15 tonnes d’équivalent CO2 qui ont été économisées par an. Et le remplacement des éclairages n’a visiblement aucunement perturbé les utilisateurs du réseau. Une enquête indépendante indique en effet que la grande majorité des voyageurs (92%), n’a “pas constaté d’impact ou de modification de la qualité de l’éclairage de cette station”. Outre l’aspect écologique de ce projet, la RATP met en avant son intérêt économique. Les éclairages par LED se démarquent en effet par leur “exceptionnelle longévité”. Un atout qui se répercute sur les frais de maintenance et de remplacement. “Actuellement, le “pas de maintenance” du remplacement des tubes fluorescents est de deux ans, celui des LED sera de 5 à 15 ans” souligne la société.Le 27 juin 2012 à 11:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sweden captain hints at retirement

first_imgSweden captain Andreas Granqvist has hinted that he will be retiring from international football at the end of the World Cup after suggesting that their game against Mexico today may be his “last”Janne Andersson’s side were denied a draw against Germany last weekend after Toni Kroos’ injury-time winner secured the defending champions all three points and demoted Sweden to third place in Group F.Heading into today’s game against group leaders Mexico, the Blue-Yellow need a victory to retain any hope of securing a spot in the knockout stages with Germany currently ahead on a head-to-head basis in the remaining qualification spot.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…Granqvist, who will earn his 74th cap for Sweden today, has now hinted that the encounter at the Central Stadium may be the final time he dons the blue and yellow shirt.“This could be my last match for the national team, but right now we only think about the upcoming game and we’ll discuss everything else later,” said the 33-year-old, according to the New Indian Express.Granqvist is currently playing in his first ever World Cup tournament for Sweden and has already announced his return to Swedish club Helsingborgs from Russian side Krasnodar as he enters the twilight phase of his playing career.last_img read more

We want to do better than last season Southampton boss

first_imgThe team aims for the first win of their season after tying 0-0 against Burnley last Sunday, but their rival is powerful EvertonLast season Southampton Football Club finished eight in the Premier League table.That’s not so bad, but the team missed the opportunity to qualify for the Europa League third qualifying round, by at least 15 points.Now after starting the 2018-2019 season with a 0-0 tie against Burnley FC, the club is aiming for a better objective.“We want to do much better than last year. That was a setback, but more like a lump in the road on the path the club is on,” coach Mark Hughes said on Thursday on the team’s official website.“We want to be back in the top half competing for European places.”But Southampton will have a very difficult rival on Saturday when they visit Everton.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“They’ve made a big investment in the team and in the manager. It could be that now is the best time to play them,” he commented.“I’m pleased to say I’ve had some input into every player brought into this club. Players moving between different clubs, leagues, and countries can react in different ways to the same thing – there’s a period of transition.”“We played well last year under really difficult circumstances. We were unfortunate to concede so late – it could’ve been a fatal blow, but we proved our character,” he explained.“We’ve discussed that, and informed everybody that unless we feel we want to do business, the door is closed. We could potentially explore loan opportunities for people to get game time.”Watch LIVE as #SaintsFC boss Mark Hughes addresses the media ahead of the #PL trip to #EFC: https://t.co/uXMIvFn4OJ— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 16, 2018last_img read more

Cape Coral Police rescue goat wandering street

first_imgCAPE CORAL (WSVN) — Cape Coral Police came to the rescue of a goat that was wandering the streets.Body camera footage shows the officers putting the goat into the backseat of their cruiser.The goat was wandering on a street and officers became concerned the animal could be struck by a passing car.An agricultural deputy eventually caged the animal and took it away.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Ikeas connected smart blinds come to the US on April 1

first_img See It Comments Share your voice Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it See it 4 Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Crutchfield Tags See It Mentioned Above Google Home You can control the blinds with the remote (shown above) or with your phone. Ikea Ikea is expanding its repertoire of connected devices with its new Fyrtur smart roller blinds.The blinds were first listed by Ikea Germany, where they are currently available. The listings say that they’re an in-store exclusive, with wider online availability coming Feb. 2. But they’re coming to the US on April 1, according to Fast Company, which cites an Ikea spokesperson. Ikea later confirmed the Fast Company report to CNET.CNET previously reported that the blinds would launch globally in 2019.The blinds include a battery-powered device and can be raised or lowered through the included remote. However, the blinds can also be controlled through Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit or your phone — like Ikea’s line of connected lightbulbs. Walmart $69 Smart Home $99 How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Google Home News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today CNET may get a commission from retail offers. They come in five sizes, ranging from 60 by 195cm to 140 by 195cm. Ikea Germany has another set of smart blinds, a more transparent set called Kadrilj, that won’t be available in the US, Ikea told CNET. Prices start at 119 euros (about $135, £110 or AU$190) for the Fyrtur.An Ikea representative in the UK said the blinds would be available there in February.Originally published Jan. 7.Update Jan. 10: Added Ikea confirmation, following the Fast Company report. $79 Google Assistant Alexa Apple HomeKitlast_img read more

Small Fuel Barge Adrift In Beaufort Sea

first_imgA small, unmanned fuel barge is adrift in the Beaufort Sea and may be heading toward Prudhoe Bay after its tow line snapped in a storm on Monday.Download AudioThe 134-foot barge has 950 gallons of diesel fuel on board. It’s owned by a Canadian company, and was in Canadian waters when it broke loose from its tugboat.Now, Coast Guard response commander Shawn Decker estimates the barge is drifting west in ice-free water at a speed of three to four miles per hour. At that rate, he says it could reach Prudhoe Bay sometime late Friday – and there aren’t any vessels nearby that could try to stop it.Decker says it’s not guaranteed the barge will run aground in Prudhoe Bay. It’s drifting between the Arctic coastline, and winter sea ice advancing from the north.The Coast Guard wasn’t able to visually locate the barge today, so they don’t know for sure where it’s drifting, or how fast. Decker says a Coast Guard aircraft will find the vessel again Friday and drop a tracking device onto its deck.last_img read more