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Nishu, Semboi to play for BFC till 2020; sign new contracts

first_imgBengaluru, May 29 (PTI) Defender Nishu Kumar and striker Thongkhosiem Haokip will continue to represent BFC till 2020 end. Both the players have signed new two-year contracts here, which was announced by the club on their twitter handle. “They’re Blue for another TWO! @nishukumar22 Semboi Haokip. #WeAreBFC,” BFC tweeted. Though former BFC coach Albert Roca fielded them infrequently in the Indian Super League, they played key roles in helping the team reach the knockout stages of AFC Cup. Nishu has played 26 times and scored three goals, while Haokip, who is popularly called Semboi, played eleven games and scored three goals for BFC this year. Haokip had represented FC Goa and Kerala Blasters in ISL, before joining BFC. He also had played for East Bengal, after having made his professional debut for Pune FC in 2013. In a group league encounter of the AFC, Nishu’s right-footer in the first minute of the stoppage time helped BFC climb on the top of the Group E table. He also scripted a timely brace in an AFC away game against Abahani Dhaka to enable BFC to qualify for the next round of the tournament. Expressing his delight, Nishu said he had to fight for his chances this season which is a good sign as that makes one to work harder to get into the side. “The management, coaching staff, dressing room and the fans have always been so supportive of me and I think this was an easy decision to make.” Haokip, who was picked in the ISL draft back in July 2017, played a key role in a season where Roca rotated his players heavily owing to the fixture.advertisement Playing nine games in Asian campaign of 2018, Haokip struck three goals in the qualifying stages, which included a match-winning brace in the play-off stage game against TC Sports Club from Maldives as Bengaluru booked a berth in the group stages of the competition. PTI BDN ATKATKlast_img read more

Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested for drunk driving

first_imgSri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne was arrested on Sunday for drink driving after an accident injured at least one person near the main hospital in capital Colombo, a police spokesman said.”He was arrested early this morning for drinking and driving after the vehicle driven by him hit a three wheeler and injured its driver,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told Reuters.”He has been granted bail. He will be produced in the court tomorrow (Monday).”Karunaratne, who has no history of disciplinary problems, or his lawyer was not immediately available for comments.Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the incident and said it will follow due process in determining the future course of action.”Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that a road accident has occurred in the early hours of Sunday between a three-wheeler and a vehicle driven by national player Dimuth Karunaratne,” the board said in a statement.”Dimuth is undergoing due legal procedures with regard to the incident.””In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket will also follow the due process as per his ‘Player Contractual Obligation’ with the organisation and conduct an inquiry in order to take necessary action.”Sri Lanka won a two-Test series against South Africa last month under Karunaratne’s captaincy to become the first Asian team to win a Test series in the African nation.The left-handed opening batsman has played 60 Tests for the island team.Also Read | Australia bowlers deny report of David Warner rift after ball-tampering scandalAlso Read | Pakistan fined for slow over rate in 4th ODI vs Australiaadvertisementlast_img read more

Review: Wyoming’s Best New Bourbon?

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Based in Kirby, Wyoming (population 94, as of 2013), Wyoming Whiskey has set out to make a whiskey evocative of the place it’s made. The Mead family, who own the distillery, have been in the state for over a century and they’re now putting their ranching and farming know-how and ethic into creating whiskies.Nose: Caramel comes through on the nose more than anything, followed by hints of vanilla and a strong bit of cinnamon. There’s a little bit of minerality, too, that goes pretty well with the aforementioned scents. It’s a pleasant introduction to the whiskey.Palate:  Caramel, sweet corn, and vanilla are boosted by dark notes like cocoa, oak, and spices. There are hints, too, of citrus there that complement the darker notes nicely. This is an easy-to-drink bourbon, through and through.Finish: Medium finish with spice notes that hang around just long enough.Thoughts: Bourbons that come from places that don’t start with Ken- and end in –tucky get the short end of the stick more often than not (with no help from the common misconception that for bourbon to be bourbon it needs to come from Kentucky). Wyoming Whiskey has done a good job of making a name for non-Kentucky bourbons with this batch. Given a little more time, too, I think this bourbon will just get better. It’s good already, but you can taste the potential in it, too.Wyoming Whiskey’s small batch bourbon retails for $39. The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Best Rums for Mixing to Turn Any Night Into Island Nightlast_img read more

Thrive Program Helps Rural Youth be More Physically Active

first_img “It remains a priority of HRM’s Community Recreation Services to increase and sustain physical activity in our junior high youth,” said Councillor Barry Dalrymple, District 1, Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley. “The After the Bell program will provide more access to organized physical activity programs to teens living in rural communities, and ensure our youth become more active.” Helping junior high-age youth who have trouble accessing physical activity programs, is a government commitment in Thrive!, a plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan addresses preventable chronic disease with 34 actions focused on healthy eating and physical activity. Learn more at . Youth can be more physically active after school through new community-based programs in Prospect, Hubbards, Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley. Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MLA Gary Burrill, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson, launched After the Bell in Meaghers Grant today, March 25. The program will provide $23,000 for after-school activities in rural and remote communities in central Nova Scotia where busing and transportation can be a challenge. “After the Bell builds on the efforts of our community partners to help children grow up to be happy, health and to live long lives,” said Mr. Burrill. “I want to thank all the partners who are working with us to make physical activity more accessible to more young people.” After the Bell aims to increase physical activity in 12- to 15- year-olds, the years of greatest decline in physical activity. The priority is to involve girls, as research shows just 21 per cent meet the standard of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. “Having this program in my community means that my mom doesn’t have to drive me all the way to Middle Musquodoboit all the time for activities,” said Madison Lewis, a Grade 7 student at Musquodoboit Rural High School. “She doesn’t have to leave work early or waste gas to get me there.” After the Bell is providing $23,000 to each of six regions across the province. In the central region, these groups are getting $5,800 each: Prospect Recreation Centre St. Margaret’s School and Hubbards Recreation Centre Totally Awesome Girls Group, Sheet Harbour Amazing Race Workshops, Musquodoboit Valleylast_img read more

All Welcome to Groundhogs Grand Gathering

first_imgA large crowd is expected to celebrate a centuries-old weather forecasting tradition with Nova Scotia’s famous groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Starting at 7 a.m. those attending the Groundhog Day ceremony can enter the park for fun activities and displays prior to Sam’s prediction. A bagpiper, a town crier and Minister of Natural Resources, Lloyd Hines will summon Sam fans to find out if the furry forecaster sees his shadow. Legend says a shadow means winter will stretch for six more weeks. No shadow means an early spring. Visitors to Sam’s prediction party can enjoy free hot drinks, crafts, face painting and games. Feb. 2 is also World Wetlands Day. There will be displays and experts on hand from the Clean Foundation; the departments of Natural Resources, Environment, and Agriculture; Ducks Unlimited; Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources; and the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Those unable to attend can view the event via the Sam Cam at . The best times to view Sam prior to his big party are 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., as park staff feed and interact with him. Sam is also on Twitter via @ShubenacadieSam . The full park will be open on Groundhog Day until 1 p.m. Normally during the winter the park is open on weekends only. Directions to the park and park hours are online at .last_img read more

Shawn Mendes drops new single

first_imgLos Angeles: Pop star Shawn Mendes has released his new single ‘If I can’t have you’ along with the official music video. The singer took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his new song and shared the single’s video and artwork. “It’s a confident pop record and it’s clearly that for me. Pop is what’s in my blood no pun intended.” “In the last six months I wrote about 45 songs and they’re all over the place and different vibes. This is the one consistently every time I played for myself and for friends and family was giving people that smile,” the Candian singer-songwriter told Apple Music’s Beats 1. Mendes has co-written the song with Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger, and Nate Mercreau. The 20-year-old singer will be performing the latest single for the first time on Saturday Night Live on May 4. Mendes has recently concluded the European leg of his world tour after he released his self titled album, last year.last_img read more

TSX closes in the red Wall Street mixed amid disappointing tech company

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed in the red Friday, while major U.S. indexes were with mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index was down some seven points at 13,874 after having slipped 30 points the previous session.In New York, disappointing earnings from several big tech companies weighed on the tech-heavy Nasdaq, which retreated 39.66 points to 4,906.23.The Dow Jones industrial average added 21.23 points to 18,003.75 and the broader S&P 500 gained 0.1 of a point to 2,091.58.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar rose 0.35 of a U.S. cent to 78.92 cents US.In commodities, the June contract for benchmark crude rose 55 cents to US$43.73 a barrel, while May natural gas shot up 7.2 cents to US$2.14 per mmBtu. May copper added 1.3 cents to US$2.26 a pound, while June gold bullion shed $20.30 to US$1,230.00 a troy ounce. read more

Donald Trump is tweeting that the Fed should cut interest rates to

Last month, however, Trump told reporters at the White House that he did not want to see negative rates in the United States.On Friday, Powell said the Fed would act appropriately to help maintain the U.S. economic expansion and that political factors played no role in the central bank’s decision-making process.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Federal Reserve policymakers cut interest rates in July for the first time in more than a decade. Financial markets expect the Fed to again lower its benchmark rate, currently at 2.00-2.25 per cent, when it meets next week.Trump also kept up his attack on Powell and the Fed in his tweets on Wednesday: “A once in a lifetime opportunity that we are missing because of ‘Boneheads.’”Despite Trump’s name-calling, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters at the White House on Monday he expected Powell’s job was safe, despite months of speculation that the president could seek to oust him.Risky MoveFed officials have downplayed the idea of setting their target policy rate below zero as politically untenable and not worth the risks. The policy is meant to account for extremely weak economic conditions by, in effect, charging banks to hold reserve deposits at the Fed.In theory those banks would put the money to more productive uses. But it raises risks.Banks might pay less to savers as a result, and it can make it more difficult to operate at a profit. In addition, while the Fed’s policy rate influences other borrowing costs, the interest rate on long-term government bonds Trump alluded to in his Tweet are set by larger market forces and depend mightily on perceptions about economic growth.The yield on 10-year Treasury notes has collapsed by half in recent months to a near record low — a reflection of doubts about the global economy and the impact of Trump’s trade war as much as of Fed policy. Trump has cited the negative yield on Germany’s 10-year bond approvingly, but it is a product of an economy nearing or perhaps in recession.Representatives for the White House did not respond to a request for comment on Trump’s tweets. The Washington Post, citing public filings and financial experts, reported last month that Trump, a real estate developer, could also personally save millions of dollars a year in interest if the Fed lowers rates, given the outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts.© Thomson Reuters 2019 WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump called on the Federal Reserve to push down interest rates into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth as it punishes savers and banks’ earnings in the process.Trump, in a pair of Twitter posts, said negative rates would save the government money on its debt. He did not address the risks or financial market tensions that central banks in Europe and Japan have confronted as a result of their negative rate policy, or the larger issue that negative rates have not done much to boost growth or raise inflation as intended.….The USA should always be paying the the lowest rate. No Inflation! It is only the naïveté of Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve that doesn’t allow us to do what other countries are already doing. A once in a lifetime opportunity that we are missing because of “Boneheads.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019The Republican president has long called for lower interest rates and blasted Powell and the Fed for not quickly and drastically cutting them, which he sees as necessary to boost U.S. economic growth as he eyes re-election next year. read more

Dr Michael Virnig to be inducted into International Mining Technology Hall of

first_imgDr Michael Virnig is the 2015 inductee in Metallurgy into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame, organised with Hatch as the lead sponsor. He is currently Global SX Technology Consultant at BASF Mining Solutions. His primary contribution in the advancement of the SX process was the development of various LIX® products. He coordinated several production and manufacturing processes from the lab bench to commercial scale and directed research projects which account for the development of an extensive range of oxime extractants for the extraction of copper, nickel, silver or gold – such as LIX 34, a reagent for the extraction of copper from acidic leach liquors, LIX 7820 and LIX 79, for the recovery of gold and silver from alkaline cyanide leach liquors or LIX 622N and LIX 622, two formulations for the extraction of copper from acidic sulphate leach liquors.The leaching of ores – such as copper, nickel or cobalt – followed by solvent extraction (SX) has been practiced commercially since the late 1960s. Since this SX reagent introduction, considerable research efforts have taken place to make solvent extraction processes more efficient, more selective and more economical. Virnig has been a strong contributor to the advancement of these reagent extractants for over four decades – with considerable success.From the beginning, his focus was the development of new SX reagents for the recovery of metals from aqueous leach solutions. He has been responsible for numerous programs which targeted the development of new SX reagents and applications and has provided technical support to customers at mine sites.Since his retirement in April, 2012 he has continued to work as a consultant in support of BASF Mining Solutions to the present time. As a result of his dedication and efforts, he is an inventor or co-inventor of 71 US patents and author or co-author of more than 30 technical papers on various aspects of metal recovery by solvent extraction and ion exchange technology in the mining industry.last_img read more

Amazons Cloud Drive Irk Record labels

first_imgA day before Amazon launched its Cloud Drive online music locker, rumors resurface about Apple’s plan to revamp MobileMe with a similar feature. Apple would have offered up online music sooner, the rumor goes, only it was attempting to square some deals with major label record companies (similar rumors have surrounded the launch of a music service from Google). Amazon, apparently, did bother with any such safeguards.According to reports from record industry insiders, the company opted to just go ahead with Cloud Drive, letting labels know as late as March 24th (just days before the service was launched) about its plans. Now the record companies are taking a close look at the service to determine whether Amazon is breaking copyright law or licensing agreements,AdChoices广告The labels are reportedly biding their time, waiting to see how Amazon amends the situation. The site apparently told the labels it planned on negotiating licenses during its prelaunch meetings.last_img read more

Man dearrested after suspicions of Class A drug possession over Cookstown disco

first_imgMan ‘de-arrested’ after suspicions of Class A drug possession over Cookstown disco deaths Three teenagers died in the incident on St Patrick’s Day. Flower tributes outside Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, Co Tyrone Image: Liam McBurney via PA Images Flower tributes outside Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, Co Tyrone By Hayley Halpin 2 Comments 81,119 Views Updated Mar 20th 2019, 8:01 PM A MAN WHO was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply by PSNI officers investigating the deaths of three teenagers at a St Patrick’s Day disco in Cookstown has been “de-arrested”. However, he remains in custody on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to the deaths of 17-year-old Lauren Bullock, 16-year-old Connor Currie and 17-year-old Morgan Barnard. The teens were killed in the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Tyrone on Sunday night. Yesterday, detectives from the PSNI Major Investigation Team arrested two men aged 52 and 40 on suspicion of manslaughter. They were taken into custody for questioning.Detectives conducted a search of a house in Moneymore at the time and seized a number of items. The 52-year-old man who was arrested yesterday was then further arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. However, this evening, the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team said he was de-arrested on that suspicion. In a statement, PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton explained: “As a consequence of the arrest of a person on suspicion of manslaughter a search was carried out at the home of the suspect. The search discovered a medium size clear polythene bag containing an amount of a white powdery substance and pieces of tin foil.“This discovery led to the suspicion that the substance was a Class A drug.”In line with normal procedure, he said, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. “This arrest was communicated to the media in line with procedure,” he said. “Given the gravity of the investigation the examination of the bag was carried out urgently,” Hamilton said.However, once opened by the Forensic Science Agency for Northern Ireland “the substance inside the bag was ascertained to be an innocent substance”. “The suspect was then de-arrested in respect of the drugs offence and a communication made to the media,” Hamilton said. The PSNI would like to make it clear that there is no suspicion of any crime relating to misuse of drugs on behalf of the person who still remains in custody. “We will continue to carry out a rigorous investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these three young people and we are deeply grateful for the huge assistance we are receiving from the community and we hope that people will continue to come forward and assist us with this enquiry,” Hamilton said.AppealsAt a press conference yesterday afternoon, detective chief superintendent Raymond Murray – who heads up the Serious Crime Branch – said: “Over a day into our investigation I can tell you we have already traced the identities of over 160 witnesses and have already spoken to a number of young people who were in the queue at the Greenvale Hotel on Sunday night.”Parents are being urged to talk to their children and encourage them to come forward to tell their stories to police so they can “get an accurate picture of events that night”. Detectives can be contacted at the dedicated incident room at Dungannon police station by calling 101, extension 53055.   center_img Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 8:01 PM Image: Liam McBurney via PA Images Short URL Mar 20th 2019, 4:11 PM Share13 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Willian impressed with new Chelsea midfield duo

first_imgWillian has been left impressed by how quickly new midfield duo Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have adapted to life at ChelseaJorginho was new manager Maurizio Sarri’s first signing of the summer after his appointment as the Blues boss was finally confirmed last month.Meanwhile, Kovacic arrived at Stamford Bridge earlier this month as on a season-long loan deal with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois going the opposite way on a permanent transfer.Both Jorginho and Kovacic have since made their debuts for Chelsea in the Premier League and have helped maintain their winning start to the new season.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.And Willian has clearly been impressed by what he has seen from the pair.He told the club website: “Everyone has been training well but I would say Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have been very good. They both bring a lot of quality to the team.”Next up for Chelsea is a trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United on Sunday.last_img read more

Skriniar says Inter needs to be looking for the win

first_imgThe Nerazzurri and Juventus will play against each other in the next Italian Lega Serie A fixtureInternazionale Milan and Juventus are set to play each other in the next Italian Lega Serie A fixture.And for Milan Skriniar, is important that the Nerazzurri only think about the victory and nothing else.“We need to go there to look to get the three points, after trying to do so against Roma,” he was quoted on the team’s official website.“They’re strong but we have a competitive squad too. Cristiano Ronaldo? It’s tough to mark him but we’re focused on their whole team.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.He also talked about meeting legendary former Inter defender Walter Samuel.“We spoke a bit and it was a nice meeting,” he said.“I hope and dream of having a career like his.”“It’s nice to hear about rumors about big clubs but Inter are a big club. The fans can be calm because I’m happy to be here,” he concluded.last_img read more

2019 iPhones could get important battery upgrades

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 7:00 $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple • Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Beats Powerbeats Pro have AirPods’ new features but sound… Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice See All Sprint Tags Best Buy Comments reading • 2019 iPhones could get important battery upgrades 3:26 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. In this week’s Apple Core rundown we’re taking a look at the latest iPhone 11 rumors and why Apple may have to wait even longer to bring 5G connectivity to the iPhone. Also: Why Apple’s new Powerbeats Pro could give the AirPods 2 a run for their money, and how the demise of the AirPower mat has spawned a new generation of wireless charging options that can power up your many devices. $999 Mobile Phones See It See It Boost Mobile Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors The biggest catch: the $250 dollar price tag (£220, $AU350), a $50 dollar increase from the Powerbeats 3 and nearly $100 more than the AirPods (without the wireless charging case). The Powerbeats Pro are already listed on the Apple Store online, but you won’t be able to purchase them until May. The AirPower mat leaves a trail of other options  After a nearly two year wait, Apple officially pulled the plug on the AirPower, the wireless charging mat announced alongside the iPhone X in 2017 that could charge three Apple devices at once, no matter where you positioned them on the mat. The news came after multiple mentions of the device were spotted just weeks earlier in the iOS 12.2 code, the new AirPods box and iPhone XS packaging. Apple said “it failed to achieve our high standards, and we have canceled the project.” Other sources pin the demise on an overheating issue caused by the many charging coils needed to power the device. This isn’t the first, nor will it be the last, failed Apple product, but it’ll probably make Apple think twice before promising another product that’s not quite ready for prime time, at least not in front of a captive audience of fans and tech journalists. That said, better for Apple to scrap the AirPower altogether than to deliver a faulty product to consumers. If you were looking forward to a cable-free future, this doesn’t mean you have to continue being all tied up. In the nearly two years it took for Apple to call it quits on the AirPower mat, other companies, like Nomad, caught up to this wireless vision and there are plenty of others on the market. Don’t expect that seamless iOS compatibility, and you probably won’t be able to position your devices anywhere on these mats, but they’re available now in a wide range of designs and prices. Here’s a list of best AirPower alternatives, to get you through the mourning period. screen-shot-2019-03-29-at-6-18-44-pmNomad’s Base Station Apple Watch Edition, due in April, is the latest 3-in-1 answer to AirPower. Nomad; screenshot by CNET $999 Apple iPhone XS Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $999 AirPods 2 have a new rival… from Apple 2019 iPhone gets two-way wireless charging According to longtime Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, as cited in MacRumors, Apple will add two-way wireless charging to its 2019 iPhone lineup, which we’re calling iPhone 11. This would let you charge your AirPods (assuming you have the wireless charging case) and a second Qi enabled device on the back your 2019 iPhone. Though this would be new to iPhone owners, it’s a feature other Android phones already offer. Samsung just debuted a similar feature in its new lineup of Galaxy S10s. Samsung’s new S10’s can power-up other devices wirelessly.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET The report also mentioned that Apple would increase the size of the battery in the 2019 iPhones, which we hope would translate into longer battery life.And that might be one of the most exciting upgrades to look forward to in the 2019 iPhone, because they’re rumored to be very similar to the 2018 lineup. Previous rumors have suggested Apple will stick with the same three models and the same general design, dimensions and displays as the XS, XS Max and XR. Apple may add a second lens to the front-facing camera, and a third ultra-wide-angle lens to the rear-facing camera of the new iPhones, but it’s unclear whether this feature would come to all three models or would be exclusive to the more expensive Max. Early rumors suggested we’d see a smaller notch, flat edges and a USB-C port  instead of Lightning on the new iPhones, similar to what Apple did with the 2018 iPad Pros, but Kuo’s report seems to debunk these claims. 2020 iPhones will be all OLED, but no 5G? With months to go before the 2019 iPhone launch, rumors about the 2020 iPhones have already started to gain steam, maybe because they seem slightly more exciting. A new Digitimes report out this week says Apple could launch an all OLED lineup in 2020 in different sizes. This upgrade would suggest a redesign. The smallest iPhone model would have a 5.42-inch display, compared with the 5.8-inch screen on the iPhone XS (the current smallest), with the largest one topping off at 6.67-inches, an increase over the already massive iPhone XS Max. The overall footprint, however, may remain the same if Apple is able to reduce the size of the bezels and get rid of the notch. But in this case the price of these phones would correlate to the size of the phone.The XR sequel, which would upgrade to an OLED screen, would shrink from the 6.1-inch LCD screen of this year’s model to 5.42-inches. Just don’t expect the price to change. The report also suggests Apple will continue to rely on other manufacturers like Samsung to provide the OLED screens on these iPhones, the priciest component on the device. LG and BOE are also said to be vying to supply screens for Apple.We’d also heard that the 2020 iPhone lineup could include a foldable model and 5G connectivity, but this week’s rumors seem to suggest otherwise. A new report by UBS Analyst Timothy Arcuri suggests Apple’s legal woes with Qualcomm may delay a 5G iPhone beyond 2020. Android phones like Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Fold, Huawei’s Mate X, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 5G and the Moto Z3 with the Moto Mod have already started offering these features in 2019, with more to come over the next year.Huawei Mate XThe foldable Huawei Mate X will come with 5G connectivity.  Juan Garzon/CNET What the Apple-Qualcomm battle means for your next iPhone.But as with all the rumors, these should be taken with a grain of salt until Apple gives the official word. After all, it wasn’t even a week ago that the rumor mill was buzzing about an imminent AirPower launch.The new Powerbeats Pro take on the AirPods 2The AirPods may face some steep competition from a new member of their own family. This week Apple gave us an early preview of its new Powerbeats Pro, a truly wireless version of the existing Powerbeats 3. The Powerbeats Pro have the same H1 chip as the newly released AirPods, which gives you seamless compatibility with iOS devices and always-on Siri to control your music without having to dig for your phone, but they’re a much sportier alternative to the AirPods. beats-powerbeats-pro-5The Powerbeats Pro are a sportier alternative to the AirPods.  David Carnoy/CNET Design-wise they look like a slightly more compact, cable-free version of their predecessors, with an in-ear bud and a clip that wraps around your ear for a secure fit intended to stay in place during a workout. There are three different color options to choose from and they’re meant to hold up to those intense sweat sessions with their water resistant exterior. More importantly, they sound better than the AirPods, according to CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy, who tested them out at a preview event in New York. They have a larger battery than the AirPods, with an estimated nine hours of listening time, but the charging case is almost three times the size, and they don’t have a wireless charging alternative. The case charges via Lightning cable. 2 5G LG Samsung Applelast_img read more

Sensex Plunges Over 550 Points on Greece Debt Default Fears

first_imgIndian stock markets plunged on Monday in line with a global rout, as concerns over debt-ridden Greece defaulting on its repayment and exiting from the currency zone grew. The benchmark Sensex index fell about 550 points or 2% to trade at 27,259.02 points, erasing most of the gains it witnessed last week.Sell-off in auto and IT stocks was stronger compared to other sectors, owing to their significant exposure to the eurozone.Auto stocks such as Tata Motors, Bharat Forge and Motherson Sumi have a major presence in the eurozone, while Tech Mahindra, Wipro, HCL Tech and Tata consultancy Services (TCS) are the IT companies that derive a major part of their revenues from the region.While Tata Motors fell 3%, Bharat Forge was down over 5% in the auto sector. In IT, Tech Mahindra, TCS, HCL Tech and Wipro were down in the range of 1-2%.Domestic stock markets also took cue from falling stock markets across Asian region. Stock markets in China, Japan and Hong Kong slumped nearly 3%, as worries intensified over precarious financial system in Greece.”The turmoil in the global currency and equity markets could hurt Indian markets in the short term,” TS Harihar, chief executive and founder of HRBV Client Solutions Private, told NDTV Profit.Over the weekend, Greek officials failed to reach an agreement with creditors to avoid a default. The financially troubled nation must repay a sum of $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).On Sunday, Greece announced closing of its banks for a week to stem intensifying capital flight from them. Greek banks will be shut until 6 July.It also restricted the amount to be withdrawn from ATMs to to 60 euros ($65) a day in the week.International lenders have been pressing Greece to initiate more reforms in order to receive additional bailout funds. The creditors have bailed out Greece two times so far, lending around 242.8 billion euros ($271 billion) to the country, according to Reuters.Further, Greece has announced for a referendum on 5 July, asking its citizens to decide on terms set by its creditors. A no vote in the referendum could increase the possibilities of Greece leaving the eurozone.last_img read more

CSK vs SRH Dream 11 and MPL Fantasy tips live stream preview

first_imgChennai Super Kings are back home and after dropping a couple of matches on the road, they will back in their den and will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad. It has been a rather bizarre season for them, the bowling is firing, but the batting has been very inconsistent. As they take on SRH, a side which is flying at the moment, it remains interesting to seen which way the tide turns.Sunrisers have momentum in their favour and on a sluggish track in Chepauk, their spinners will be very handy.Predicted XI of both sides: MS DhoniGareth Copley/Getty ImagesChennai Super Kings Predicted XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran TahirSunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel AhmedFantasy tips and suggestions: Suresh RainaIANSWicket-keeper: Look no further than Jonny Bairstow and despite the heroics of MS Dhoni, the fact thay Bairstow will open the innings, makes a stronger case for the wicket-keeper. Hehas to be watchful against a skilful CSK bowling attack, but such has been his form that he will find a way to get cracking.Batsmen: David Warner has been very consistent at the top of the order and has to be a pick. However, he needs to be wary against the threat of Harbhajan Singh. Also, Kane Williamson’s skills on a sluggish pitch will hold him in good stead and hence, he should also be included. Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina make up the rest of the fantasy playing XI and on a pitch which has been conducive to the slower bowlers, this order can get the job done.All-rounders: Dwayne Bravo is back after an injury and will hold the key both with the bat and ball. His prowess with the slower deliveries has been a bank for Dhoni in the back end and now he has to provide more impetus with the bat. Also, Ravindra Jadeja has been very consistent for CSK this season with the ball and will be required to control the middle overs when the pressure is amped.Spinners: Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir- two leggies who have been brilliant for their sides this season will need to control the game and pick up wickets in the middle phase to restrict the oppsotions. They are both attacking options and should be used accordingly.Seamers: Deepak Chahar, who has been a revelation of sorts for CSK this season, has displayed brilliant skills with the new ball and will hold the key against the rampant SRH openers. Also, Khaleel Ahmed who has been a wicket-taker for SRH this season should be included in the side.last_img read more

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future for Businesses Big And

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming not just a curious concept, but a business asset worthy of every entrepreneur’s attention. A. is making headway in topics from behavior-based email sequences and opt-in popups to savvy messaging bots and even internal employee satisfaction analysis (IBM says they can determine with 95 percent accuracy when a person is planning to quit),You can use AI to increase customer retention, NPS, sales close rate and pre-qualify leads. It’s hard to know where AI will be in a decade or two. But, it’s already playing a big role in many business’ daily operations. It can play a big, beneficial role in your business as well, now and well into the future. Here are four ways.1. Emotional analysisAnnette Zimmermann said in 2018, “By 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.”Emotion AI, also known as affective computing, is an iteration of AI capable of detecting human emotions and responding to those emotions accordingly. And while it’s not perfect yet, the technology is staggering. One study from the University of Ohio claims that AI is now better at detecting emotions than humans are — a remarkable feat considering our millions of years of evolution for that sorta thing.I believe these emotionally intelligent bots transform your business operations, and this is why I have created an AI startup that is rooted in this technology.Imagine being able to collect the emotions of a viewer watching a video online, or using email sales sequences, messaging bots, and even customer support telephone options that adapt automatically based on the users emotions. How would that change your business?A study that analyzed 1400 case studies of top advertising campaigns over the last 30 years found that ads which triggered human emotions were about 100 percent more like to report “very large profit gains.”What if you could trigger the right emotions at the right time?2. Customer supportEfficiency is perhaps nowhere more important than in customer support — the place where people want answers and they want them right away. And while pleasing those needy customers might seem like a business revenue afterthought, it isn’t.According to a report by Temkin, a moderate improvement in customer experience can massively improve revenue. In the study’s own words, “Our analysis shows that NPS is strongly correlated to customers’ willingness to spend more with tech vendors, try their new products and services, forgive them after a bad experience, and act as a reference for them with prospective clients.”I’ve used companies like Forethought, for instance, who are leading the charge into customer support AI products with their flagship answer recommendation tool, Agatha Answers. Designed as a plug-in enterprise solution that can be installed in two days and improve customer support time-to-resolution by up to 30 percent, Agatha gained widespread attention as it propelled Forethought to victory at the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield.”Agatha Answers recommends answers to customer support tickets, decreases time to resolution, and increases agent productivity,” said Forethought Founder, Deon Nicholas during the TC competition. “Forethought uses AI to augment knowledge professionals.”With 33 percent of Americans citing poor customer service experiences, reported by Business Insider, as the only motivation required to jump ship, clearly, AI has a significant role to play in the future of the customer service industry.3. Sales and lead generationAI is making big splashes in business-to-business (B2B) sales and lead generation. Harvard Business Review reports, for instance, that businesses which use AI can reduce call time by up to 70 percent and increase number of leads by 50 percent. Additionally, one source believes that 85 percent of sales-related tasks could be outsourced to the robots by 2020 (without a loss — and likely an improvement — in close rate).Take LeadFuze, for example. This tool is an AI-based product focused on sales improvement, and finding the right customer segment and lead. It is the first and only lead generation software tool of its kind that combines data aggregation from multiple trusted sources while offering unlimited access and complete list building automation.I use this product and it means that we spend less time on prospect research and contact gathering and more time on actual sales conversations. Insights-focused businesses, like LeadFuze, are projected to pull in more than $1.2 billion annually by 2020. And that’s for good reason — businesses like mine benefit from that kind of automated lead-generating intelligence.4. Talent intelligenceRecruiting the right talent for your company can be a frustrating experience. Massive online search engines for jobs like Indeed or Monster can help source candidates, but many times, parsing the thousands of potential applicants is an exceptionally time-consuming task. Fortunately, AI products can offer some assistance.According to a survey of 1,000 C-Level executives of large companies performed by Eightfold, 78 percent of surveyed businesses cite talent programs as “very important,” but only 44 percent say that the one they use is effective. Evidently, there is significant room for improvement with talent curation, something that Eightfold’s AI-based solution is intent on providing.Called their “Talent Intelligence” platform, Eightfold’s AI product delivers a talent pipeline that reduces the time from engaged candidate to interview, curates relevant candidate lists, eliminates bias with blind screening, and drives attention with internal mobility among other features. All relevant data perspectives can be ported into a single interface, making the entire talent process much more manageable.After all, the faster and easier you find the right people for your business, the bigger, more successful business you’ll be able to build. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read April 25, 2019last_img read more

NASA studies volcanoes in Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano spits ash, gases TRAVEL ALERT: Heavy rains close road to Arenal Volcano Inspection shows Rincón de la Vieja Volcano still active Elbows in, knees together, back straight: Volcano boarding in Nicaragua NASA Earth science researchers last month traveled to Turrialba Volcano, east of the province of Cartago, to conduct testing with a Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the agency reported Monday on itswebsite.UAV is a small electrical aircraft equipped with cameras and sensors that were sent into the volcano’s sulfur dioxide plume and over its crater to study Turrialba’s chemical environment.The project is designed to improve the remote-sensing capability of satellites and computer models to monitor volcanic activity.The study, called “In Situ Validation and Calibration of Remotely Sensed Volcanic Emission Data and Models,” launched 10 flights between March 11-14 into the volcanic plume and along the rim of the Turrialba summit, approximately 10,500 feet above sea level.“The volcanoes of Costa Rica provide superb natural laboratories to test and develop these volcanological UAV systems,” NASA said.A long-term project goal is to develop the means to sample drifting ash and gas in volcanic plumes up to 30,000 feet, which result from large explosive eruptions such as those that crippled aviation traffic in Iceland and Europe in the spring of 2010, the agency added. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Japans biggest airlines ground Dreamliners

first_imgOngoing issues force JAL, ANA to ground 787 fleet. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have grounded their respective fleets of Boeing 787s after experiencing consistent safety issues. Last week, a fuel leak delayed a JAL flight from Boston to Tokyo, while ANA was forced to make an emergency landing in Takamatsu this week when a faulty battery pack began steaming on board the Dreamliner.Issuing an online apology, ANA said all flights operated by the Boeing 787 have been cancelled and its fleet of Dreamliners will remain grounded “until the safety is assured”. Meanwhile, JAL has cancelled 787 operations today and expects to make adjustments to a portion of flights operated by the Dreamliner on Friday, 18 January. Qantas Airways, which is due to receive the first of the Dreamliners in the second half of 2013 says it is confident the manufacturer will resolve any issues before its planes are delivered, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.ANA currently owns and operates 17 Dreamliners. JAL has seven. Cancelled JAL flights originally scheduled to depart on January 17, 2013:JAL007 Boston – Tokyo/NaritaJAL036 Singapore – Tokyo/HanedaJAL035 Tokyo/Haneda – SingaporeCancelled JAL flights originally scheduled to depart on January 18, 2013:JAL008 Tokyo/Narita – BostonJAL066 Tokyo/Narita – San DiegoJAL065 San Diego – Tokyo/Naritalast_img read more

Woman suspected of pimping remanded in Limassol

first_imgA 38-year-old woman who owns a Limassol pub was remanded for four days on Thursday in connection with a case concerning alleged pimping of her female employees.The suspect was arrested earlier in the day following a raid in the establishment she owns after a tip off that prostitution was taking place there.She is suspected of employing a third-country national, also 38, who was working at the pub and for exploitation of illegal labour.The employee was taken to a shelter for victims of human trafficking where she is to receive support from the social welfare services.Police are expected to receive testimonies from both customers and other employees at the pub as they suspect the exploitation of more women went on there.You May LikePest Control | Search AdsRodent Or Pest Problems? Hire A Pro in Rowland HeightsPest Control | Search AdsUndoCheap Flights | Sponsored LinksFlight Price From India to USA Might Surprise YouCheap Flights | Sponsored LinksUndoMykuyil14 Photos of Happy Dogs That’ll Make You Happy!MykuyilUndo Limassol police investigating attempted murderUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more