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Azzurri: Verratti out, Tonali in

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Italy have called up Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali to the senior squad after Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti pulled out through injury, reports ANSA. Tonali had been called up to the Italy U-21 squad to face Iceland and Armenia next week, but has now been pushed to the first team for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Armenia instead. PSG star Verratti picked up a knock to his calf yesterday in the 2-1 win over Brest in Ligue 1 and has had to pull out of the squad. This follows Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi also withdrawing after his injury during Friday’s win over Bologna. Tonali, who made his debut for the Azzurri last month, has only played for the U-21s five times, and had been expected to start for Paolo Nicolato’s team. The Brescia man will now be replaced by Chievo’s Salvatore Esposito in the Azzurrini squad.last_img read more

England to host Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 2016

first_imgEngland are to play three home Tests against Sri Lanka next year and four against Pakistan.”Pakistan and Sri Lanka will attract strong support from their own communities in this country,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive officer Tom Harrison said in a statement on Tuesday.The home team will bid to avenge last year’s 1-0 Test series defeat by Sri Lanka in matches in Leeds, Durham and Lord’s.Also read: Clarke, Rogers sign off with win, England regain Ashes Pakistan, who are also England’s opponents in a three-Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October, will play tests at Lord’s, Manchester, Birmingham and The Oval.”(Captain) Alastair Cook was absolutely right to acknowledge the contribution of England’s fans to our Ashes success,” added Harrison in reference to the 3-2 victory over Australia in the series that ended on Sunday.”They have been unwavering in their support this summer and we would urge as many as possible to return to our international venues next summer.”England will also take on both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match.last_img read more

SPORT-GFA 2 LAST

first_imgThe meeting commenced with a minutes silence in memory The meeting commenced with a minutes silence in memory of ex-GFA Executive Committee member and Match Commissioner Romeo Pires. In other developments, the committee reviewed the current GFA tournaments and resolved to strengthen the mechanism to finish tournaments within schedule. New formats were explored, and the members felt that the same should be shared with the clubs for their feedback.The committee also appreciated the role of match organisers, grounds in-charge, clubs, team managements, referees, staff and volunteers whose cooperation has been the key driver in ensuring that the tournaments run on schedule. They had a special word of praise for the womens sub-committee under whose guidance, the inaugural Inter College Womens League was organised successfully. In other decisions, the committee discussed the procedural aspects of registration, problems and issues faced, as well as solutions and ideas to developing more robust systems of player registration were deliberated upon. PTI MCS ARS AH AHlast_img read more

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Sterling show ahead!

first_imgLondon: England’s plan to celebrate their 1,000th international by qualifying for Euro 2020 in serene style against Montenegro at Wembley tonight has been ripped up by Gareth Southgate’s decision to drop Raheem Sterling. The Man City winger was involved in a confrontation with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez at England’s training base on Monday as emotions spilled over from the highly-anticipated EPL clash between the two clubs on Sunday. Sterling has scored eight of his side’s 26 goals in six games. He has also been a leading figure as England have stood up to the racist abuse in Montenegro and Bulgaria. One of Southgate’s strengths has been to foster a unity in the camp, far removed from the club-aligned cliques. That now faces its biggest test as the rivalry between Liverpool and City threatens to spill over. Southgate’s first instinct was reportedly to send Sterling home, but the intervention of senior players, principally Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, helped ease the feud and the Sterling has remained with the squad to train.Related News Kane, Ron do the ‘trick “I always have to find the right solution for the group and that’s a very difficult line,” said Southgate. “We have a good understanding of the way that we have worked over the last couple of years, which has brought us a lot of togetherness that is still there. We are a united group. Now we have to turn our focus onto the football. We have a hugely important qualifier to reach a European Championship,” he added. Live on TVEngland v Montenegro: Sony Ten 2 & Ten 2 HD, 01:15 (Friday) Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever England’s Raheem Sterling set for Kosovo comeback Raheem Sterling: Emotions got the better of melast_img read more

Watch: Heroes’ welcome for Nepal team in Kathmandu after gaining ODI status

first_imgNepal cricket team and the support staff got a heroes welcome when they landed in Kathmandu on Monday.Nepal gained ODI status for the first time in history last week when they beat Papua New Guinea by 6 wickets in their Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-off match at the at Old Hararians Sports Club.Thousands of fans, along with the media, gathered at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital city to greet the team with garlands and banners.Hundreds of fans have flocked to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to welcome Nepal’s cricket team home from #CWCQ, where they clinched ODI status.https://t.co/cHNcvEhULB pic.twitter.com/DoUHUvrWbTICC (@ICC) March 19, 2018The fact that the Cricket Association of Nepal (the official governing body of cricket in the country) is currently suspended makes the achievement ever more astounding. Continued government interference prompted ICC to take such a step.Nepal was given Affiliate status by the ICC back in 1988, and then in 1996 were awarded the Associate status. Twelve years on they have now confirmed their place among the big boys and have ODI status for the next four years from 2018 to 2022).Congratulations to Nepal!They will be an ODI team following #CWCQ after it was confirmed they will face Netherlands in the 7th place play-off! pic.twitter.com/t4zidcO4j1ICC (@ICC) March 15, 2018Nepal finished the World Cup Qualifiers in fourth place in Group B with one win and three losses in four games. Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong both lost their ODI status after respective losses and were demoted to the World Cricket League Division 2.advertisementTo the well wishers of Nepal Cricket : Its the Result of Years of Hard Work ! Years of Patience ! Hard work of many Legends and here we are now. A big proud day for all the people of NepalWhat a beautiful journey so far. Together its Possible. Nepal – An ODI Nation ! pic.twitter.com/Vvbp1go5yqSandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) March 15, 2018Hong Kong eventually beat PNG ninth-place play-off on Saturday to securing at least one ODI game in the next four years.last_img read more

CWG 2018, Day 10: 16 medals up for grab for India on penultimate day

first_imgIndia clinched 11 medals on Day 9 including 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze and are currently in 3rd place with 42 medals in total.Bajrang Punia won Gold in the men’s Freestyle 65kg wrestling event. He beat Kane Charig of Wales 10-0 (Technical Superiority) in the final.(CWG 2018, Day 9 Highlights: India cross 2014 Glasgow Games Gold medal tally)Anish pocketed Gold and created a new Games record in the men’s Rapid Fire Pistol event.Tejaswini Sawant bagged Gold in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions while Anjum Moudgil got Silver. Tejaswini shot a total of 457.9 points to create a new CWG record in the event.(Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 9: Medals Tally)Boxers Amit, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik have assured India of at least 3 more Silver medals. However, there was heartbreak for Naman Tanwar who had to settle for Bronze after losing in the 91kg semi-finals.(CWG 2018, Day 9: Shooters stand out with 2 Gold on 11-medal day)Pooja Dhanda settled for silver after losing to Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye. On the other hand, Divya Kakran won the bronze medal in the Women’s Freestyle 68 kg after a very easy Victory by Fall against Bangladesh’s Sherin Sultana.India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan have reached the final of Men’s Doubles and will face England’s Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall, who beat Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai. Sanil and Harmeet will play the bronze medal match against Singapore tomorrow.Later in the day, Manika Batra and Mouma Das will play the women’s doubles final against Singapore’s Tianwei Feng and Mengyu Yu. Also, Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Sutirtha Mukherjee will play for a Bronze against Malaysia’s Ho Ying and Karen Lyne.advertisementAustralia (166 medals) and England (99 medals) top the medals tally ahead of India while Canada are fourth, accumulating 74 medals.Following is India’s schedule on Day 10 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast:HOCKEY:Women’s Bronze medal match-India vs England6.00 AMMen’s bronze medal match-India vs England2.30 PMTABLE-TENNIS:Men’s doubles bronze medal match-Harmeet Desai and Shankar Shetty3.35 PMMen’s doubles gold medal match-Sharath Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran4.15 PMMixed doubles semi-final 1Achanta Sharath and Mouma Das5.00 AMMixed doubles semi-final 2Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra5.35 AMWomen’s singles semifinal 1Manika Batra6.10 AMMen’s singles semifinal 1Sharath AchantaWRESTLING:Women’s freestyle 62kg nordicSakshi Malik6.00 AMWomen’s freestyle 50kg nordicVinesh PhogatMen’s freestyle 125kg nordicSumitMen’s freestyle 86kg 1/8 finalSomveer6.15 AMBADMINTON:Men’s doubles semi-finalSatwik Reddy and Chirag ShettyMen’s singles semi-finalKidambi SrikanthWomen’s singles semi-finalSaina NehwalWomen’s singles semi-finalPV SindhuWomen’s doubles semi-finalSikki Reddy and Ashwini PonappaSQUASH:Women’s doubles semi-finalJoshna Chinappa and Dipika PallikalMixed doubles gold medal match-Dipika Pallikal and Sourav Ghoshal2.30 PMBOXING:Women’s 45-48 kg gold medal bout-MC Mary Kom7.32 AMMen’s 46-49 kg gold medal bout-Amit8.17 AMMen’s 52kg gold medal bout-Gaurav Solanki8.32 AMMen’s 60kg gold medal bout-Mainsh Kaushik8.47 AMMen’s 75kg gold medal bout-Vikas KrishnanMen’s +91 kg gold medal bout-Satish KumarATHLETICS:Men’s javelin throw final-Neeraj Chopra, Vipin Kashna10.05 AMMen’s triple jump final-Arpinder Singh10.45 AMlast_img read more

This Ringbrothers Custom AMC Javelin AMX is a 1970s Sensation

first_img Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing While 33 years is no small blip in the corporate world, American Motors (AMC) has long since been forgotten in the automotive sphere. The union of Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson Motor Cars, AMC drew upon the history of two respected brands to compete with GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Alas, budget constraints and inconsistent vehicle quality ultimately lead to the company’s demise in 1987.Before the curtain closed on AMC, however, the automaker put out some respectable two door performance machines. Among these vehicles, the 1972 Javelin AMX was one of the rarest (only 3,220 examples were built) and most exciting (6.6-liter V8, anyone?). The Javelin could never quite match the sales and glory of its Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro rivals, but it did cultivate a distinct following.Jim and Mike Ring have loved the AMC Javelin AMX since they first saw the car as children. Now renowned vehicle customizers, the Ring brothers work with their favorite classic cars every day — but the Javelin AMX has always eluded their grasp. Thankfully, Prestone would provide them an opportunity to modify their vehicular hero.To celebrate Prestone’s 90th anniversary, Ringbrothers transformed a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX into a unique work of bright yellow art (as tribute to Prestone’s iconic color). The build includes a custom four-link in the rear with a 12-bolt GM axle and modernized braking system. Additionally, there were upgrades to the hood and fender. Designed and built in just 12 months, Ringbrothers used 3D scanning and printing for the first time to make plugs and molds. This technology sped up the process considerably.“When we began our partnership with Mike and Jim last year, we entrusted them with a high stakes project that not only had a quick turnaround but would also be an integral part of our 90th anniversary,” said Randy Fisher, Prestone’s vice president of marketing. “This Javelin AMX has far surpassed any of our expectations and we look forward to having it in our collection for the next 90 years.”The car was shown for the first time at last year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, and will visit a number of big automotive events this year. The finished product is so good, we have to wonder about AMC’s fate had Jim and Mike been in charge of design. The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookahlast_img read more

Montreal high school to help cyberathletes hone video game skills

first_imgMONTREAL — Teamwork, competition and the thrill of bringing home a championship are part of the high school experience for many  young athletes, but for a growing number of teens that glory is being pursued online.And one Montreal high school wants to help them with a new “esports studies” stream that allows students to spend part of their school day playing video games as an entry to the booming world of competitive gaming.Starting in September, about a dozen “cyber-athletes” from the Edouard-Montpetit school will spend half their day in class and half at a gaming academy, in a program modelled after those offered to elite athletes in hockey, swimming, tennis and other sports, said Patrick Rheaume-Espinoza of the Montreal Esports Academy.Rheaume-Espinoza, whose academy is running the video gaming component of the program, says it offers similar benefits to those of conventional sports, including teamwork, judgment, discipline and increased motivation at school. He says the Edouard-Montpetit program will be unique in Canada.While some may raise eyebrows at putting video games on a par with soccer, Rheaume-Espinoza believes Quebec will eventually follow the lead of countries such as South Korea that have officially recognized gaming as a sport.“What defines a sport?” he asked in an interview at the academy’s headquarters in a converted clothing store on Montreal’s trendy St-Laurent Blvd.“It’s a game. It’s competitive. There are winners, there are losers. There’s sportsmanship, there’s a goal and there’s passion.” He added that physical fitness is a core component “because both body and mind activity are 100 per cent required.”Live-streamed esports draw huge audiences, player sponsorships and tournament prize money. The massive popularity of games such as Fortnite means games have become big business — one that U.S. investment firm Goldman Sachs has estimated could rival the NFL in terms of audience within the next five years.But Quebec’s junior education minister Isabelle Charest, a former Olympic short track speed skater, expressed skepticism on whether video games could eventually be classified as a sport.“I find the nomenclature unusual, because we consider sport to be physical activity. With that definition, I’m not sure it counts as a sport,” she told The Canadian Press Thursday.“For sure it’s a new phenomenon. We’ll have to see exactly how we’re going to categorize it, but those are discussions we’ll have within the ministry.”Gregory West, a psychology professor at the Universite de Montreal who has studied the effects of video games on the adult brain, says schools should think twice about encouraging them.A study conducted by West and other researchers found that about half of players who were scanned after playing 90 hours of first-person shooter games experienced atrophy in their hippocampus, a part of the brain that helps with memory and is tied to long-term cognitive health, including the risk of depression or dementia.While the study found so-called “platform” games, where players have to overcome obstacles and navigate terrain, actually strengthened the hippocampus, West believes that his study and other raise warning flags.“I would suggest to any policy-makers that this is not necessarily a good idea, given the fact that we do not understand how these types of games impact the developing brain,” he said. He added, “encouraging youth to play for half the day, every day, is concerning.”But Rheaume-Espinoza says the gaming academy provides a structured atmosphere that will help students avoid the negative aspects of gaming.The program includes about two hours of game coaching, as well as classes on game theory, and 30 minutes of physical education. Students will also learn about cyber-dependence and cyber-bullying as well as “healthy lifestyles,” including the need for proper sleep, nutrition, and hygiene.He said that while the stereotype of an anti-social boy playing games “in his parents’ basement eating chips and junk food” does exist, serious gamers understand the importance of health for performance. “When you’re a sportsman, at a national competition, you want to be 100 per cent optimal,” he said.That sentiment was echoed by 18-year-old aspiring pro gamer Eliyakim Bezeau, who recently decided to leave school in hopes of turning his hobby into a career.Bezeau, who was finishing up a personal coaching session at the Esports Academy on Thursday, said he was there to improve many aspects of his game “It’s my mechanics, vision, my game sense, learning to position myself,” he said. “There are a lot of tricks to it.”He said gaming can be healthy if it is not seen as an escape.“If you do it in a moderate fashion, it can be good, and you can make a living doing it,” he said. “But you have to control yourself.”— With files from Patrice BergeronMorgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Opinion Despite signs of growth Cleveland Cavaliers fans know to tread lightly

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) attempts a shot during a game against the Chicago Bulls Jan. 22 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers lost, 98-87.Courtesy of MCTTo the casual NBA fan, it would be surprisingly reasonable to think the Cleveland Cavaliers are heading in the right direction and that the team is on its way to its first playoff appearance since LeBron James donned Cleveland jersey.A playoff berth is vital if Cleveland hopes to convince All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to stay in Cleveland.Irving is coming off a 31 point, 14 assist and five rebound All-Star game MVP performance while his teammate, shooting guard Dion Waiters, is coming off a strong showing in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, gathering 31 points and dishing out seven assists.The Cavs also made two of the biggest moves before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The team traded center Andrew Bynum and a draft pick to the Chicago Bulls for the rights of small forward and former All-Star Luol Deng Jan. 6. Two weeks later, the move was followed by the Cavs trading forward Earl Clark and center Henry Sims along with two second round draft picks to the Philadelphia 76ers for center Spencer Hawes.The hope is these two veteran players will help provide leadership for the team in its goal of reaching the playoffs, one of the few qualities Irving has yet to add to his game.The organization also recently fired general manager Chris Grant, which was followed by a six-game win streak, the first in Irving’s three year NBA career.All of these signs point toward immediate improvement for the organization, however Cleveland fans know to tread lightly.A strong showing for Cleveland during the All-Star break might appear as a positive, but Cavs fans know all too well that All-Star week performances mean little to nothing. During last season’s All-Star break, Irving propelled himself to superstar status after winning the 3-point contest and crossing then-Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight into the history books in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.Unfortunately for Cavs fans, that success didn’t follow Irving when he came back to Cleveland. Instead, his stats began to drop, including his points per game which fell by 3 1/2. The team failed to reach the playoffs and earned the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.Rumors have been swirling that Irving isn’t happy in Cleveland and wants out. While the rumors have continuously been denied by the organization and Irving himself, Cavs fans can’t help but cringe at the mere possibility of “The Decision 2.0.”Add to the fact that the Cavs third leading scorer and arguably the NBA’s best sixth man, Waiters, has been noted as having problems developing positive relationships with his teammates and one starts to notice the Cavs have some obvious issues that need to be fixed soon if the team wants to make the playoffs.Another one of these issues is the team’s health. Currently, the Cavs have three crucial players missing games because of injury. The injury bug seems to bite starting center Anderson Varejao every year and this year has been no different as he has missed six straight games because of a sore back. Starting shooting guard C.J. Miles has missed two straight games for a sprained ankle and Waiters has missed three straight after hyperextending his left knee. Coach Mike Brown said there is no timetable for the return of any these players in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.A recent bright spot for the Cavs is the progression of the 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who averaged 8 points and 5.5 rebounds in the month of February, both of these are up from his regular season averages of 4.1 and 3.2 respectively. Bennett also accumulated his first two double-doubles in his NBA career in February.Reaching the playoffs this year would provide fans with a glimmer of hope that Irving will decide to stay in Cleveland, and recent trades show that management realizes this. Behind all the clutter that is in the way, there is still a chance the Cavs make the playoffs. Just 6 1/2 games back of the Atlanta Hawks, who currently hold the 8th seed in the sluggish Eastern Conference, the Cavs could make the playoffs if the team finds a way to come together and turn things around. With only 25 games remaining, this needs to happen sooner rather than later. read more

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida

first_imgRory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida The 29-year-old secured the unofficial ‘fifth major’ for the first time following an excellent display at Sawgrass. https://the42.ie/4548368 Sunday 17 Mar 2019, 10:05 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 17th 2019, 9:42 PM McIlroy holds the trophy at Ponte Vedra Beach. Image: Gerald Herbert 82 Comments McIlroy holds the trophy at Ponte Vedra Beach. Short URL “It’s very special, I just tried to treat it like another day,” McIlroy said after his victory.“Even though I’ve had close calls this year, they didn’t mean anything. They were good for me, I call them ‘remote misses’. It gives you even more hope to go again — I think all those experiences this year led me to this point.“Ultimately they were good for me because it got me over the line today. I birdied nine, I had a great chance on ten, birdied eleven and then before I hit my tee-shot on twelve I heard this big roar and I backed off.“The birdie on twelve was huge, just to give me a little bit of momentum to get to fifteen under par.”McIlroy bogeyed the 14th but held his nerve in the final stages with back-to-back birdies to reclaim the lead, before navigating the final two holes with two pars.“The final few holes were tough and to get that birdie on fifteen after the drop shot on fourteen was massive,” he said. “I knew sixteen was a good chance and then just to par the last two holes gives me a lot of confidence going forward.A winner has been crowned @THEPLAYERSChamp!@McIlroyRory claims a huge victory @TPCSawgrass. 🏆#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/4qXtWjxlfL— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 17, 2019 Image: Gerald Herbert A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE from Rory McIlroy saw the County Down native secure the Players Championship at Sawgrass on Sunday to cap off a perfect St Patrick’s Day.The four-time Major winner recovered from a double-bogey six at the fourth to card a 70 and finish on 16 under, one stroke ahead of Jim Furyk, securing his first PGA Tour win since the Arnold Palmer Invitational 365 days ago.Jon Rahm, who held the overnight lead by one stroke from McIlroy and fellow Team Europe Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood, faded badly to finish five back.Fleetwood ended up on 13 under alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker, while Tiger Woods claimed a tie for 30th on six under.McIlroy adds Sunday’s crown — the unofficial fifth major — to his collection while picking up the $2.25 million prize.He now approaches the 2019 Masters at Augusta with a renewed confidence seeking to become just the sixth man to ever complete the career grand slam.History. Made.@McIlroyRory is THE PLAYERS Champion 2019. pic.twitter.com/HE09jHwc2j— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) March 17, 2019 Share190 Tweet Email2 “This is a great start to the season. It’s a massive win, but the way I played on those last few holes gives me huge confidence.“If I hadn’t have won today I would have said that I don’t need a win going into Augusta, but it’s very nice to get a win, especially doing it on this golf course which plays a little bit similar to the way Augusta will play in a few weeks’ time.“As I said, I can take a lot from this. It’s taken me a few weeks to get to this point, but I feel like I’m playing some of the best golf of my life right now and I just need to keep going with it and keep doing the same things.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Subscribe By Aaron Gallagher 48,068 Views last_img read more

Google Assistant Will Soon Be Available on One Billion Devices

first_img 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar Stay on target Watch out, Amazon Alexa: Google Assistant is expected to be on one billion devices by the end of January.On Monday, Google announced in a  blog post  that Google Assistant users grew four times over the past year. Google said it predicts that Google Assistant will be available on one billion devices in a few weeks, which is up from 500 million devices in May 2018.Google Assistant also received a global update for 2019: To date, Google Assistant is now available in nearly 80 countries and 30 languages, up from 14 countries and eight languages last year. Google Assistant is now multilingual too, so customers can speak more than one language to it inside their homes.Photo Credit: GoogleNew Google Assistant features include natural conversation, multiple voice settings, and more smart home compatibility. Google improved the Google Assistant features to make the virtual voice assistant more accessible for different cultures and languages.After Google introduced Continued Conversation for the Google Assistant last summer, Google Assistant can now understand and respond to users in a more natural tone. Plus, Google Assistant can interpret more complex requests, including questions like, “What’s the weather like in Austin and New York?”AI advancements helped improve Google Assistant’s voice capabilities. Now, Google can develop new Google Assistant voices in a shorter timeframe, and improve pitch, pace, and pauses for more human-like conversations. The Google Assistant now has eight different types of voices, including Australian and British accents.Google can help people create the ultimate smart home setup too. Google Assistant now works with over 10,000 smart home devices. The company said the number of smart devices that connect with Google Assistant increased more than 600 percent since last year. The aim of Google Assistant is to simplify smart home management, so users don’t have to manually operate appliances.We don’t know Google’s next moves, but the company has its eye on expanding Google Assistant to more customers and smart home devices in the near future. With its Google Assistant updates, Google aims to compete with other virtual voice assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa, to make smart home living more seamless for customers worldwide.More on Geek.com:FCC Approves Google’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Motion SensorMacaulay Culkin Is Home Alone Again With Google AssistantGoogle Transformed Cloud Storage Traffic Into Cool Data Artlast_img read more

The Rusty Chain a charming addition to neighborhood

first_imgWhy: The Rusty Chain is truly a neighborhood dining option. Recently opened at the Columbia Street address that formerly housed the now-defunct Commonwealth Cafe, the family-friendly watering hole offers a burger, salad, and sandwich menu with a variety of appetizers to please. Live music on the weekends and regular events bring a sense of community to the neighborhood establishment.What I Tried: I had the Philly cheesesteak with french fries, and my dining companion had the signature burger with a house salad.The Philly starts with a soft, fresh specialty bun. Tender, lean, thinly sliced, saut?ed steak is combined with grilled green pepper and onions and topped with Swiss cheese, pepperoncinis, and pickled jalape?o pepper slices for a delicious, juicy, hot sandwich.Rusty’s signature burger is made with a quarter-pound patty of local, grass-fed beef, a portion of ham, bacon, and cheddar cheese and finished off with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a grilled bun. My dining companion had never tried ham on a burger before and liked what it brought to the flavor of the other ingredients. She was also impressed with the quality of the beef. The fries were a standard, crinkle-cut variety fried to a golden, crisp finish. Rusty’s house salad is a garden-fresh combination of greens, carrot, cucumber and tomato, topped with a touch of red onion, cheddar cheese and croutons.Overall, the food exceeded our expectations, and we both agreed return visits are in order.Atmosphere: The red-painted building has a high-pitched roof and green metal awnings and has a sort of old-time mercantile look. It sports a fancily lit sign with a few bicycle and motorcycle parts mounted on the exterior. Just inside the entry is the bar and a single pool table. Beyond this, two separate dining rooms are available. The spaces are tastefully decorated in keeping mostly with the bike theme, with a few other nostalgic items of interest. Outside is a spacious patio with picnic tables, umbrellas, and a fire pit feature for fair-weather dining.last_img read more

Police search for suspect who robbed Mission Valley Target

first_img KUSI Newsroom MISSION VALLEY (KUSI) — Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating an unknown suspect wanted for a commercial armed robbery of a Target store located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.On March 25, at approximately 10 p.m., a loss prevention officer (LPO) noticed a male inside the Target store located at 1288 Camino Del Rio North.The LPO recognized the male from previous encounters. As the LPO was monitoring the male, he saw the male grab three memory cards and attempt to remove them from their security cases.The male then went to the bedding area of the store and used a towel to conceal the cases. The male then removed one of the memory cards and placed it inside his pant pocket.The LPO confronted the male. The male placed the towel on the ground and walked towards the exit. The LPO followed the male. As the male was near the exit door, he pulled out a folding razor knife from his waistband and told the LPO to stand back. The male left the store and was last seen getting into an early 2000’s gray Cadillac CTS.The suspect is described as a White male, approximately 28-years-old, 6”0” tall, 170 lbs., wearing a tan colored long sleeve dress shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. April 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 11, 2018 Police search for suspect who robbed Mission Valley Target Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Seagates officially licensed PS4 game drive adds 2TB storage

first_img Video Games Storage Unboxing the PS4 Pro 500M Edition 28 Photos 5 Now playing: Watch this: The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 3:04 How to add more storage to a PS4: Everything you need to know.   Best Super Bowl TV deals: Buying a new TV for the big game? These are your best choices. center_img You can use the drive to bring your game library to a friend’s console, but be warned that you’ll need to sign into the PlayStation Network account originally used to purchase the games to play them. It’s coming out in the US next week for $90 (around £70 or AU$120), a bit more expensive than a normal 2TB Seagate drive. The company said via email that it doesn’t have timing for a UK and Australia release yet.So it’s up to you if that little logo is worth it. Just don’t be like the guy who used some trickery to get a PS4 for $11 and ended up in jail. First published Jan. 30 at 3:24 a.m. PT.Updated Jan. 31 at 9:24 a.m. PT: Adds Seagate comment on UK/Australia release. Share your voice Seagate has an external hard drive for those who want a little more PlayStation branding in their lives. Seagate PlayStation 4 storage is a concern for plenty of gamers — those of us with launch models of Sony’s console have been deleting games to make room for new ones for years. We’ve already got plenty of options for increasing PS4 storage, but Seagate announced on Wednesday it’s releasing a 2TB Game Drive — an external hard drive — that’s officially licensed, so it has a little PlayStation logo. That 2TB will give you space for about 50 more games and you’ll be able to play them as quickly as if they were on the PS4’s internal drive, Seagate said in its release. It’ll also work smoothly with every PS4 model, as long as it has system software version 4.50 or later. Tags Comments Seagate Sonylast_img read more

SpiderMan Far From Home early reactions are way too positive

first_imgTom Holland on the poster of Avengers: EndgameInstagramSpider-Man: Far From Home is all set to release on July 12, but the press screening has finally started. The next movie after Avengers Endgame is helmed as something magical and classical from the reviewers.Spider-Man: Far From Home features the life of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker after he was snapped from existence for five years. The character then comes back to the current timeline only after all the original Avengers did the impossible task of going back in time.The upcoming Spider-Man movie shows Peter Parker struggling with the fact that Tony Stark aka Iron Man is no more. The first few minutes of the movie will show Peter in depression and even suffering a little PTSD, just like his mentor. Peter will soon embark on a summer vacation along with his classmates to Europe where he will be hired by Nick Fury to join the hands with Mysterio in their fight against elemental monsters.After the phenomenal success of Avengers Endgame, fans will all be lined-up when this next MCU movie will hit the big screens. The movie was recently screened for the critics and this is what they all have to say about it.Kate Erbland from IndieWireA reaction tweet: #SpiderManFarFromHome is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. (It also made me have incredibly visceral memories of class trips of yore.) I didn’t leave the theater sad! I am not worried about superheroes’ emotional states! Zendaya!!Kara Warner from PeopleWhat a fun, solid sequel. Tom Holland so incredibly charming, will watch him in any/all things. Jake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it. Also still loving Zendaya’s MJ.Angie Han from Mashable#SpiderManFarFromHome is the code we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Could maybe have gone a bit harder on P’s emotional arc, but bursting with warmth and humor and awkward teen romance. Also: Jake G = perfect casting.Steven Weintraub from ColliderAbsolutely loved #SpiderManFarFromHome. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. #JakeGyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio.I know you hear this all the time, but I’m telling you avoid spoilers on #SpiderManFarFromHome. You will enjoy the film so much more…And like all @MarvelStudios movies…you should stay in your seat till the very end. pic.twitter.com/QMayIGQlaW— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2019Well, all these positive reviews are actually making all the Marvel fans desperate to get a chance to see Tom Holland’s performance as Spider-Man. MCU fans will only have to wait a couple of weeks to watch Spider-Man back in action.last_img read more

This cruise line wants you to get tattooed while at sea

first_imgTags: Virgin Voyages This cruise line wants you to get tattooed while at sea Posted by PLANTATION, FL — Tattooing takes skill, laser focus and absolute precision. So it makes total sense for a tattoo parlour to open up on a moving, swaying cruise ship.Leave it to trailblazer Virgin Voyages to debut a one-of-a-kind tattoo studio aboard its first ship, Scarlet Lady, set to debut in 2020. Dubbed ‘Squid Ink’, the studio is a joint venture with ink industry legends World Famous Tattoo Ink, and will feature two full-time resident tattoo artists handpicked by ink industry legend Lou Rubino Jr.“Tattooing is a time-honoured seafaring tradition, and we’re continuing that legacy with rock and roll style by bringing some of the best ink artists to sea,” said Tom McAlpin, president and chief executive officer for Virgin Voyages. “Our sailors are looking to make lifelong memories, and we think there’s no better way to commemorate their first voyage with us than with a souvenir they’ll never lose track of.”When the Scarlet Lady sets sail, Squid Ink will also feature a star-studded lineup of guest artists, including the tattoo industry’s most sought-after trendsetters and celebrity artists. While details are still to come, Spike TV’s Ink Master star Sarah Miller, surrealist specialist artist Arlo DiCristina and illustrative specialist Jime Litwalk have already committed to onboard appearances.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthAll Squid Ink tattoos will be created with World Famous Tattoo Ink original vegan ink, which is globally recognized to exceed safety standards with no animal by-products or testing. In addition to tattoos, Squid Ink will also offer body piercings and permanent makeup treatments using vegan-friendly Perma Blend pigments.Virgin Voyages will encourage its crew members to also express themselves freely through tattoos if they wish. In a unique move for the cruise industry, the company has indicated that the hiring of shipboard candidates with visible tattoos is a-okay.So tell us, will you be willing to get a tattoo at sea? Sharecenter_img Thursday, October 25, 2018 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Cypriot students arrested over Erdogan visit to Greece

first_imgGreek police on Tuesday evening arrested 56 Greek Cypriot students during scuffles at a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Athens over the arrival this week of the Turkish president in Greece.The protest was organised by members of student group Drasis Kes – a far right group that opposes a settlement solution based on a bi-zonal bi-communal federation.According to the Cyprus News Agency, the scuffles broke out when police tried to stop some students from erecting a banner at the entrance of the embassy.The students were shouting slogans against Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Turkey and were calling for union of Cyprus with Greece.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to arrive in Greece on Thursday morning for a two-day official visit, the first by a Turkish head of state since that of Celal Bayar in 1952.Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday discussed issues concerning the Cyprus problem ahead of their Turkish counterpart’s visit to Greece this week during a telephone conversation.According to state broadcaster CyBC, Pavlopoulos called Anastasiades to discuss the Cyprus problem and the stalled settlement talks, which the former is expected to discuss with Erdogan.The two men, CyBC said, discussed how Pavlopoulos would bring up several aspects of the Cyprus problem with Erdogan.Following the collapse of the Conference on Cyprus in Switzerland last July, which Greece and Cyprus blamed on Turkey’s intransigence, the government hopes that Erdogan’s visit to Athens will yield positive results regarding the island’s reunification process.Particular attention is attached to the expected meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Erdogan and especially their possible discussion of the issue of security and guarantees.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Johnson welcomes Clare Primary students to Capitol

first_img Categories: Johnson News,Johnson Photos,News State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed students and parents from Clare Primary School to Lansing today for a tour of the state Capitol. Along with accompanying the group to see and hear the history, art and architecture of the building, Johnson also gave the students a special treat by bringing them on the House chamber floor, where the 97th  District lawmaker explained his job as a legislator and answered questions. 12Feb Rep. Johnson welcomes Clare Primary students to Capitollast_img

Rep Lilly eager to grow student proficiency in area classrooms

first_img State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, looks forward to working with key officials in three Ottawa County school districts to build on student proficiency in the annual Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).The M-STEP tests students in English language arts and math in third-eighth grades, in science in fourth-seventh grades, and in social studies in fifth-eighth grades. Results were announced this week by the state Department of Education.“We saw improvements statewide in multiple grades for math, science and social studies over the previous school year,” said Lilly, a member of the House Education Reform Committee. “Those are trends we want to see continue, along with growth in English language arts, because these are core subjects that every student needs to be proficient in before entering high school and continuing along their educational career.”Students in 10 of 18 grade and subject combinations tested statewide graded as proficient or advanced in the M-STEP, in addition to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) exam given to high school juniors. When compared to 2015 statewide results, this year’s gains in students being proficient or advanced occurred in:Grades 5, 8 and 11 in social studiesGrades 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in mathematicsGrade 11 in science, andGrade 5 English language artsDistrict and building M-STEP results are available at www.mischooldata.org. Downloadable data is available at www.michigan.gov/mstep.“I look forward to speaking with administrators in the Grand Haven, Spring Lake and West Ottawa school districts to discuss what trends they are seeing in the classroom,” Lilly said. “The M-STEP is a crucial factor in grading a student’s educational growth, but it is not the only one.” Categories: Lilly News,News 31Aug Rep. Lilly eager to grow student proficiency in area classroomslast_img read more