first_imgLearn three commands that will make your revisions faster and easier with this Premiere Pro tip!It happens every time – You’ve got your edit just right. Every cut is perfectly timed, each graphic is in the right spot. Then the client comes back with one or two b-roll shots they want replaced. Or maybe they want an alternate version with a different end-graphic for the web. These are pretty simple revisions, but what if you could do them even faster than before? In this handy Premiere Pro tip, learn how three simple commands can make replacing shots easier than ever and save you several keystrokes every time!The three  magic commands are located in the “Clip”: 1. Replace with Clip… From Source MonitorThis command replaces the selected clip with whatever is loaded in the Source Monitor, and it respects any In Point you have set. This is handy when you need to replace a b-roll shot, but don’t want to accidentally move the timing of the edit. You can set an In Point in the Source Monitor to make sure that frame is placed at the first frame of the clip you’re replacing in the timeline (this does not work with Out Points, however).2. Replace with Clip… From Source Monitor, Match FrameThis command does functions the same way as “Replace with Clip…From Source Monitor,” except that it puts the frame you’re parked at in the Source Monitor into the same place you’re parked at in the Timeline. This is particularly handy if you want a specific action or point of the clip to line up with a specific time in the timeline (say, a music hit, for example). Like before, very handy for b-roll replacement.3. Replace with Clip… From BinThis one may seem less useful, but I’ve found a very specific circumstance where it comes in handy: Often, I’m asked to make multiple variations of the same edit, usually where the graphics change (one for web, one for TV, etc.). I’ll render out the different versions of my end graphics from After Effects as separate clips (all with the same duration, if possible) and import them all into Premiere.From there, I can go to the graphics in my timelines, select the appropriate graphic clips in the timeline, select what I want to replace it with in the Bin, and hit the “Replace with Clip… From Bin” command. An advantage of doing this: Effects and transitions that were on the original clip in the timeline are retained. This is pretty similar to option/alt-dragging a clip to replace it, but is a keyboard-centric way to do that.Over my time as an editor, I’ve found myself using these keys a good bit, especially with revisions and repetitive graphics replacements. I ended up mapping them to F13-F15 (I use a full-size keyboard). Hopefully these help you with your quick revisions! Here are a few more helpful Premiere Pro tips, tricks, and tutorials:Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Timelapse FootageThree Quick Tips for Editing in Premiere ProWas this Premiere Pro tip helpful? Got any of your own tricks that you’d like to share? Do it in the comments below! Replace with Clip… From Source MonitorReplace with Clip… From Source Monitor, Match FrameReplace with Clip… From BinEach one of these commands starts with the same setup: You select a clip in the timeline that you want to replace. All three of these commands replace the clip you have selected with whatever is either loaded in the source monitor or selected in the bin.last_img read more

first_imgToshiba Electronics Europe has broadened its line-up of small surface-mount brushed motor drivers with the addition of the new TB67H420FTG that supports higher voltage applications such as domestic robotic vacuum cleaners, banking terminals, cash dispenser and other domestic equipment.The brushed motors also used in printers and office equipment require a high-power drive to produce the high levels of torque required. As more applications become automated and use motors, the demand for compact, space-saving solutions increases.Realizing high-power brushed motor drives requires a high-voltage output, which can strain the driver circuit. Also brushed motors are unique in that they require support for inrush current that, again, has the potential to strain drivers. Normally high-power drives are realized with mixed technology using an integrated driver and discrete switching MOSFETs. However, while this approach is valid, it increases the component count thereby increasing cost and size.The device is based on Toshiba’s latest 130nm process technology and incorporates a single output bridge mode that can deliver up to 9.0A at 50V. It also has the ability to control two brushed motors (50V, 4.5A / 2 channels), as it incorporates a dual bridge mode that can control each channel independently due to two distinct output channels.The new TB67H420FTG brushed motor driver supports industry-leading high power drives and contributes to space saving due to its small 7 x 7mm QFN48 surface-mount package. The inbuilt MOSFETs have ultra-low on-resistance of just 0.17 Ω in single bridge mode and 0.33Ω in dual bridge mode, thereby ensuring efficient operation and minimal heat generation.Alongside a current limiter and essential built-in error detections for over temperature, over current and under voltage lock out, the new driver also integrates a frequently requested error detection output, which flags any errors to the system, creating higher levels of safety.The new brushed motor driver also features Toshiba’s Advanced Current Detection System that monitors and controls current without the use of sense resistors, thereby saving PCB space and reducing BOM costs.Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation considers the TB67H420FTG to be its flagship next-generation DC brushed motor driver, due to its advanced capabilities for realizing high-voltage and large-current drive, as well as its broad application base as a result of its dual bridge mode and error handling. Mass production of the new TB67H420FTG has started.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Phoenix Contact chooses Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter for licensing PC Worx EngineerNext Microsemi: 300K LE PolarFire device delivers lowest power at mid-range densitieslast_img read more

first_imgThe war of words have begun ahead of the England-India Test series and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that it is fast bowler James Anderson who has delivered the first punch in this bout.Anderson, who doesn’t shy away from having a go at players from opposition teams on and off the field, has claimed that Virat Kohli will be desperate to score runs for his team on English soil, contrary to what the Indian captain had claimed at the beginning of the ongoing tour.Kohli had stated that he intends to enjoy his time in England rather than obsess over his individual form as long as the team does well. But Anderson’s point of view is exactly opposite to what Kohli said.Virat Kohli since England Tests of 2014: 15 hundreds, 3699 runs in 37 Tests”It doesn’t matter if he gets runs or not? I think he is telling lies there,” Anderson said in jest when asked about Kohli’s statement.Virat Kohli takes a dig at England batsmen after James Anderson’s controversial remarkFour years ago Kohli endured one of his worst Test performances in the five-match series in England, managing just 134 runs in total. His batting innings list in 2014 read – 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6, 20 – and he finished the series with an average of 13.50.It is a blot on his stellar career to this day, even though he scored 655 runs in five Tests against England in the home series (2016-17) to lead his side to a 4-0 win.WATCHVirat Kohli was largely troubled on the off stump line in England and was caught behind the stumps on six occasions (once by keeper and five times in the slip cordon).advertisementHome pitches hide Virat Kohli’s weaknesses, says James AndersonAnderson made Kohli his bunny in 2014 having dismissed him four times in six innings while Stuart Broad (dismissed Kohli twice), Chris Jordan (dismissed Kohli twice), Liam Plunkett (dismissed Kohli once) and Moeen Ali (dismissed Kohli once) bowled probing lines and did not let him bat freely.”For India to win here, of course it matters. Virat will be desperate to score runs for his team, as you would expect from the captain and one of the best players in the world,” Anderson said.For Australia, Virat Kohli is similar to Steve Smith: Pat CumminsOverall, in Tests, Anderson has dismissed Kohli five times going back to 2012. However, Anderson struggled during the 2016 tour of India with modest returns of four wickets in three Tests.”Today, cricketers learn from not only watching match footage but also from past experiences. So I would expect a batsman of Kohli’s quality to have learnt from that last series here (in 2014).India vs England: Virat Kohli’s nightmare against spin continues in England”I am sure he (Kohli) is practising hard at certain aspects of his game and that will make the battle between him and not just myself, but him and the rest of our bowlers, a really exciting one,” Anderson said. England vs India: Overall, in Tests, James Anderson has dismissed Virat Kohli five times since 2012 (Reuters Photo)In the four-year period between his sorry tour of England and now, Kohli has played 37 Tests and scored 15 centuries, including six double hundreds.Tendulkar hopeful of a good show from Kohli, Team India in England TestsKohli, in fact, is the only captain to record six double centuries in Test cricket. He has amassed 3699 runs at an incredible average of 64.89 and has also scored 7 fifties. He has also captained India in 35 Tests and has 21 wins, a record that has put him level with former India skipper Sourav Ganguly in the list of most Test wins by an Indian skipper.But even his prolific run-scoring feat in the 2016 home season failed to impress Anderson who had taken a dig at Kohli last year during the Mumbai Test when he said that his technical flaws are not visible because of the helpful Indian tracks which lack pace and movement.”I am not sure if Virat Kohli has changed. I just think any technical deficiencies he has got are not in play out here. The wickets just take that out of the equation. There is not that pace in the wicket to get the nicks, like we did against him in England – with a bit more movement,” Anderson said at a press conference last year.”When that (pace and movement) is not there, Kohli is very much suited to playing in these conditions. He is a very good player of spin – and if you are not bang on the money and don’t take your chances, he will punish you,” he said.advertisementFollowing this presser on day four of the Test match, the fast bowler had a run in with Ravichandran Ashwin on the field who gave him a piece of his mind when the Englishman came out to bat on the final day.Back then Kohli had to play peacemaker between the two and was more relaxed about the incident than the Tamil Nadu off-spinner.”For the first time I was trying to calm things down in the middle at a time when James Anderson is involved. Ashwin wasn’t pleased with what he said in the press, but I didn’t even know about it. So I didn’t know what to make of it. I was laughing about it.”Ashwin wasn’t too impressed and he let him know, not using any bad words honestly. I think he told me he was pretty disappointed with what he said and it is important to accept defeat as it is. Things like that. Just general, you know how Ashwin is, he is to the point can really strike you well and he doesn’t need to say bad words. Later on I told James these things happen and let’s move on,” Kohli had said at the press conference after the match in Mumbai.last_img read more

first_img Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Making Maro Itoje captain could give England a new dimension Robert Kitson Show Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Ben Te’o and Billy Vunipola have found themselves in hot water after arriving late back at the England team hotel following an alcohol-fuelled night out, hours after their side’s second-half capitulation to Scotland in the Six Nations finale on Saturday. Read more Share on Pinterest Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Hide Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook In May 2015, Tuilagi apologised after his conviction for assaulting two female police officers and a taxi driver and was not considered for selection for the World Cup – though it is doubtful he would have been fit enough to take part – while Dylan Hartley was omitted owing to a four-week suspension imposed by the RFU for headbutting Jamie George.On top of that, Danny Cipriani, who was ultimately not picked for the World Cup, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving – more than a year later he was found guilty – the morning after starring in England’s victory over the Barbarians.Vunipola started all five of England’s Six Nations matches this year, appearing in the competition for the first time since 2017 following three arm fractures in the space of 12 months. Te’o started just once, in the commanding victory against Italy, and came off the bench against Scotland on Saturday in the 77th minute. Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Topics Share on Twitter Rugby Football Union It is understood both players breached team protocol by returning late to the hotel in Chiswick where England were based after the conclusion of the Six Nations.England do not operate a curfew but team protocol dictates that players generally return together. Te’o and Vunipola were out until the early hours of Sunday morning without the rest of the squad. It has been claimed there was some upset caused when the players returned to the hotel but that has been denied by the Rugby Football Union.The RFU insists the matter has been dealt with internally – and it is understood Te’o and Vunipola apologised to their teammates – but it remains to be seen if Eddie Jones will take the incident into account when compiling his World Cup training squad in the coming months.Jones has taken a dim view of similar disciplinary breaches in the past and this incident only serves to compound England’s woes after shipping 38 unanswered points against Scotland and squandering a 31-7 half‑time lead at Twickenham. Support The Guardian Read more England rugby union team news Rugby union In August 2017, Jones made an example of Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona after they returned to the team hotel in Teddington at around 4am following a late-night drinking session. Both players were sent home from the training camp early. On this occasion, however, the squad dispersed on Sunday after England’s second-place finish in the Six Nations.In the case of Tuilagi and Solomona, the pair were omitted from Jones’s training squad named the following month, though the former had suffered another knee injury and the latter was then included for the autumn internationals that year. On recalling Solomona in October 2017, Jones said: “He is very contrite about it. He knows he made a serious mistake and he knows if he makes it again things won’t be looking so good.”With six months to go until the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Jones will be hoping the latest incident is not a sign of things to come after England’s World Cup preparations four years ago were plagued by unwanted headlines of players’ indiscretions. Both players are expected to feature for their clubs on Saturday, with Saracens taking on Harlequins at the London Stadium and Worcester travelling to Bristol in a bottom-of-the-table clash.Saracens are to rest the England captain, Owen Farrell, who has come in for criticism for his performance against Scotland, having been replaced by Jones for the final 10 minutes with George Ford coming on and scoring the try that rescued a draw.Maro Itoje will not feature either because of a knee injury suffered against Ireland last month and subsequently exacerbated during an England training session. Saracens are hopeful he will be fit for their European Champions Cup quarter-final at home to Glasgow on Saturday week.Wales will begin the defence of their Six Nations title under Wayne Pivac at home to Italy next year after the tournament organisers announced the fixtures for 2020 and 2021. Andy Farrell’s tenure as Ireland’s coach begins with Scotland due in Dublin while England kick off away to France. Both editions of the tournament culminate in 8pm kick-offs (GMT) in Paris in mid-March meaning the winner of the 2020 and 2021 titles may not be known until 10pm. After this year’s final round ended with England’s thrilling draw against Scotland, organisers are looking to take advantage by using “prime time” slots on Saturday nights.There are no Friday night matches in either year but it is understood the Six Nations intends to bring them back from 2022 onwards. This year’s competition began on a Friday with Wales’s dramatic comeback in Paris and from 2022 the Six Nations is planning to launch the competition on a Friday every year. The RFU has traditionally been opposed to hosting Friday night matches at Twickenham despite doing so in their 2015 World Cup opener against Fiji. Reuse this content Thank you for your feedback. Was this helpful? 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first_img How to Cook Steak in the Oven Say you’re at a casino. You’re a gambling man and you’ve just went on a run, cashing out with a couple thousand more in your pocket than when you started. What’re you going to do with that money? Going to walk quietly away and put it in your bank account? Maybe, but the more fun options would be to a) let it ride or b ) treat yourself to a nice meal to celebrate.Luckily, just about every casino has options for that, usually in the form of a fancy steakhouse. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Las Vegas; Atlantic City; Lake Charles, Louisianap or at a smaller casino in Washington State, you’re going to be able to find a place to dine without having to leave the casino environment.Find the restaurants that are putting time and effort into crafting meals worthy of your winnings.The thing is, not all casino steakhouses are created equal. Some offer very expensive dishes and drinks and don’t follow through on quality. They’re catering to people who want to blow money and don’t care about the caliber. These are not the places you want to go to. Instead, you want to find the restaurants that are putting time and effort into crafting meals that are worthy of your winnings (as if you were doing it at home). Better yet, you’ll want to find a place that creates all-star meals, but championship-level cocktails as well. If they can put those two things together with exemplary service, well, then you’ve got yourself a three-point play.You may be wondering about the basketball puns, but wonder no more! In order to see how a steakhouse can live up to the higher standard we just spoke of, we visited Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse at Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Washington (just over the state line from Portland, Oregon) for a cocktail and meal pairing. Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, which has locations in Chicago and Connecticut as well, is one of the anchor restaurants in the casino resort and serves up not only numerous of cuts of prime beef (“Steakmanship,” they call it), but also a rotating menu of spirits and cocktails that caters to the variety of people that visit Ilani.To get an idea of the different pairings you can make at the restaurant, here is the menu we sampled. Each is worth traveling for, as they exceeded our expectations. All three courses were slam dunks, you might say.(Sorry we’re not sorry about the puns.)Course OneDeviled Short Rib and New Orleans-Style Barbecue Shrimp paired with Brandy Crusta Paired with: Pierre Ferand “Cigare” Cognac, Combier, fresh lemon, Luxardo Maraschino, Angostura bittersWhy it worked: The citrus components of the cocktail, in addition to the oak and spice components in the cognac, played against the succulent short rib bone marrow while enhancing the spiciness of the shrimp. While you wouldn’t want to do a bite of the short rib with a bite of the shrimp and a sip of the cocktail, alternating is a great way to experience a nice array of sensations, textures, and flavors in one course. Having a cocktail that can apply to two very different dishes isn’t the easiest thing to create, but the Brandy Crusta does just that.Course TwoBone-In New York Strip Steak (dry-aged 28 days) and MJ’s Delmonico (dry-ged 45 days) paired with John Wayne’s Last RideChase McPeak/The ManualPaired with: Old Forester, Punt e Mes, Campari, chocolate bittersWhy it worked: First, we must say that these steaks were simply divine. As we mentioned above, quality is at the top of the steakhouse’s tenets. This isn’t just lip service. These steaks were the epitome of perfectly cooked. The richness, then, of the steaks and their accouterments would need a strong, spirit-forward cocktail to cut through the fat and myriad flavors — like John Wayne’s Last Ride. The whiskey, bitters, and Italian amari work in union to highlight the flavors of the steak. They play off each other, making everything taste better with each successive bite or sip. (If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had a great steak with a great bourbon, and you know what we’re talking about.)Course Three23 Layer Chocolate Cake paired with Second CircleChase McPeak/The ManualPaired with: Angel’s Envy bourbon, Taylor Fladgate Ruby Port, maple syrup, Angostura bittersWhy it worked: As with the steaks, this pairing needs a small precursor note. This cake is not just called a 23-layer cake because of MJ. It is literally 23 layers of decadence on a plate. That decadence is the key to both the food and the cocktail. The bourbon stands as a strong, smooth backbone, with the port and maple helping to round out the body. Bourbon and chocolate go together, port and chocolate go together. This is a case of A + B = C. Thankfully, the sweetness in the cocktail ingredients is muted by the whiskey and bitters, so it is not an overwhelmingly sugary pairing (which, considering the cake, it could’ve easily been). The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States center_img Editors’ Recommendations Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Makelast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has removed K K Sharma, retired BSF director general and a 1982-batch officer of the Indian Police Service, as the Special Central Police Observer for Bengal and Jharkhand on Thursday. He has been replaced by Vivek Dubey, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Police Service.The Special Central Police Observers oversee the deployment of the Central Forces during elections and other security-related issues. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSharma will be the Special Police Observer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. However, no explanation has been given by the ECI over Sharma’s transfer. Earlier, the Trinamool Congress wrote a letter to the ECI seeking its intervention over the appointment of Sharma for his alleged connection with the RSS. While addressing the media to release the election manifesto of the TMC, party chief Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday: “I have respect for the Election Commission of India but how could they send an officer who is so close to the RSS. Such actions force people to question the integrity of the ECI.” Banerjee showed a photograph of Sharma in uniform attending a meeting of the RSS to the mediapersons as well.” On Thursday, Dubey replaced Sharma. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayTrinamool Congress has also sent a letter to the ECI against R K Mitra, retired joint secretary of the Home Ministry for trying to manipulate the Central Forces and use them to canvas for the BJP. Mitra’s wife is contesting with a BJP ticket in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. “Though he is a retired officer of the Home Ministry but he continues to serve the department on a contractual basis and is involved in the deployment of the Central Forces,” Banerjee had said on Wednesday.last_img read more

The three-day meeting in Accra, Ghana, which began yesterday, seeks to review progress of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which was signed by 100 donors and governments in March 2005.Positive steps have been taken since then, “but not enough to meet the 2010 targets set in Paris,” said Lennart Båge, President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “We must do more, and we must do it faster.”He pointed to new hurdles stemming from soaring fuel and food prices, which will be exacerbated by climate change. A further 100 million people will drop into poverty, while 850 million people are hungry worldwide. In a little over a decade, a further 50 million will face food insecurity due to climate change.“Given the urgency of the situation, failure to meet the Paris commitments is not an option,” Mr. Båge stated.The IFAD chief stressed the need for countries to “have the will and the leadership” to take ownership of their development and underscored the importance of donor support through incentives.But he warned that weak institutions and limited participation by donors and others could thwart nations’ attempts to take control of creating development strategies. “Changing organizational behaviour – within donors and partner countries – is an essential element in improving development effectiveness,” he added.Yesterday at the Accra event, the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the European Commission (EC) underlined the need for governments and donors to make bigger strides in address gender inequality to successfully combat global poverty.“Over a billion women worldwide continue to be trapped in poverty,” UNIFEM Director Inés Alberdi told participants.“Where women can’t thrive, national development strategies and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals [MDG] are in jeopardy. There can be no aid effectiveness without a focus on gender equality.” 3 September 2008As more than 1,000 ministers, authorities and representatives of aid agencies gather to discuss development targets, the head of the United Nations rural agricultural arm today called on the international community to speed up action to boost aid effectiveness. read more

“Remarkable progress has been made in eliminating the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war, but more work is required,” senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) official Neil Buhne said in launching the 2011 edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects.The combined 2011 budgets for 238 projects in 29 countries and territories total $498 million, of which only $131 million have been secured as of last month, leaving a $367-millon shortfall.Mr. Buhne, Director of the Geneva Liaison Office of the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, noted that more than 65 countries are affected by landmines or explosive remnants, which claimed nearly 4,000 casualties, a third of them children, in 2009. “Landmines and explosive remnants of war also take a heavy toll on people’s livelihoods, countries’ economic and social development, and international peacebuilding efforts,” he said. UN support ranges from building the capacities of national mine action institutions to backstopping humanitarian relief initiatives and ensuring the safe deployment of peacekeepers and UN political missions. Clearance activities account for 36 per cent of this year’s shortfall, while projects covering multiple elements such as capacity building and coordination amount to a further 55 per cent.“With International Mine Awareness Day coming up on 4 April, the urgent and compelling need to protect civilians from landmines and explosive remnants of war is rightly attracting media attention,” UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Director Maxwell Kerley said. “We must continue to raise awareness about the impact of these indiscriminate weapons.”The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of such weapons in countries or territories with mine action programmes, providing proposals for projects and detailing their costs. The largest funding gap is for Sudan, which has requested the largest amount – $71 million. The smallest amount requested is for the occupied Palestinian territory – $494,000.Seventy-one agencies, including UN bodies, governments and international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), submitted proposals. Many projects will help remove and destroy cluster munitions, teach people how to stay out of harm’s way, and assist victims of these devices in countries such as Cambodia, Chad, Laos, Lebanon, Tajikistan and Somalia.Fourteen United Nations departments, programmes, agencies and funds are involved in mine action. The portfolio is published jointly by the UNMAS, UNDP and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 18 March 2011The United Nations today appealed to the world community to make up a huge shortfall in this year’s nearly half-billion-dollar programme to clean up mines and other remnants of war, which claim thousands of victims annually long after the conflicts that spawned them have ended. read more

by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2016 7:03 am MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company’s No. 2 executive, at a time when people are drinking less sugary soda including its flagship Coke drink.Chief Operating Officer James Quincey, long expected to become the next CEO, will take over leadership of the world’s largest beverage maker on May 1, the company said Friday. Kent will remain as chairman of the board.Quincey, who’s worked at Coca-Cola for about two decades, has led its drive to cut down the sugar in its drinks and said Friday that he’ll continue to do that as CEO. He also said he’ll keep pushing for more low-calorie beverages and for offering soda in smaller cans and bottles.He said he wants to “stay relevant” with customers by continuing to “digitize” the business, selling Coca-Cola’s drinks online, through food delivery companies and any other platform customers go to in the future.“The iPhone didn’t exist when Muhtar became CEO,” Quincey said.The Atlanta-based company has been diversifying its drinks to try to adapt to changing tastes. U.S. sales volume for regular Coke is down 14 per cent over the past decade, according to the industry tracker Beverage Digest, while Diet Coke’s volume is down 29 per cent.So last year Coca-Cola rolled out nationwide a milk drink called Fairlife that it said had more protein and less sugar than regular milk. It also makes Sprite, Fanta and Dasani water, and has invested in options like bottled teas that have bigger growth potential.The company is in the midst of selling off its bottling businesses to independent companies who will handle the bottling of sodas and its other drinks. This means less revenue, but fewer costs, for Coca-Cola as it focuses on selling syrups and concentrates to the bottlers as well as expanding its brands. Coca-Cola’s annual revenue has fallen in the past four years and Wall Street analysts expect revenue for the current year to fall about 5 per cent from the year before. In October, the company said its third-quarter profit fell 28 per cent.Quincey, 51, spent much of his career with the company in Latin America and was named president and chief operating officer last year. Wall Street analysts said they had expected Quincey to be promoted to the top job, but some thought it would be announced early next year.Analysts at Stifel said “job one” for Quincey is to improve revenue growth. Shares of The Coca-Cola Co. rose $1.06, or 2.6 per cent, to $42.04 in afternoon trading Friday.Kent, 64, will continue as chairman of the board after he steps down as CEO. He has been CEO for more than eight years and first joined the company nearly 40 years ago.Coca-Cola is the second beverage company to announce a CEO change in the past several days. Last week, Starbucks Corp. said Howard Schultz will step down as CEO next year and stay on as the coffee chain’s executive chairman.Change is also coming to Coca-Cola’s board. It had said Thursday that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, would retire from the board and not seek re-election next year. Analysts at Bernstein were concerned it could signal that Warren Buffett, whose holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is Coca-Cola’s largest shareholder, could sell Coke stock.Warren Buffett didn’t mention his stake Friday but said he was pleased with the CEO succession plans.“I know James and like him,” Buffett said in a statement, “and believe the company has made a smart investment in its future with his selection.”___This story has been corrected to say that Kent has been CEO for more than eight years, not seven. Coca-Cola names Quincey as next CEO, Kent stays as chairman The Coca-Cola logo appears above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) read more

Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky maintains he is innocent of all charges and remains determined to clear his name, insisting he has always been faithful to his wife, Dottie, his defense lawyer said.Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach, was convicted Friday on 45 counts of child sex abuse charges in a case that reverberated college football for the graphic nature of the victims’ testimony.Sandusky has been confined to jail since then to await sentencing, while his attorneys vow to appeal the verdict.Sandusky faces a maximum penalty of more than 400 years in prison when he is sentenced.“He would like to be exonerated,” Sandusky attorney Karl Rominger said Monday after visiting his client in a Pennsylvania jail.“The main reason is he wants the public to know he’s not guilty, but the most important reason is he wants to maintain his innocence for his family’s sake,” Rominger told Reuters. “He really feels that (the conviction) is an insult to his wife, who he has loved and been faithful to all these years.”Dottie Sandusky posted bail for her husband when he was arrested last fall, accompanied him to court and testified on his behalf.Victims testified that some of the sexual abuse took place in the Sandusky home, but Dottie Sandusky testified that she never saw or heard any inappropriate conduct between her husband and the young boys who came over to the house.Sandusky’s attorneys have said they plan to appeal on a number of grounds, including their assertion that they lacked adequate time to prepare for the case, and because prosecutors were allowed to present as evidence an inaccurate version of a television interview Sandusky gave to NBC News before the trial.Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said on Monday that contrary to issues raised by the defense, the former coach received a fair trial and prosecutors expect to prevail on any appeal.“As far as the timing, the judge made it clear from the beginning to all the parties that he intended to move this case along quickly,” Kelly said on CNN.“We were anxious to have this case brought to a conclusion so that the defendant who was not in custody during the process … so we could move to have his bond revoked.”Rominger also said Sandusky was not suicidal and is anxious for a psychiatric evaluation to determine him mentally healthy enough to receive visits from family and friends. read more

first_imgAt first glance they look like entirely different cities – one its skyline dominated by church spires and palaces, the other a modern tangle of skyscapers and tower blocks.But a rare 7ft print showing a panorama of London almost exactly 300 years ago, which has come up for sale as part of a collection of pictures of the capital, shows that, if anything, little has changed.The work by Johannes Kip, a Dutch artist who moved to London following the accession of William of Orange and Mary, was originally intended to be published around 1715 but delayed first by the Jacobite rebellion and later a rift at the heart of the Royal Family.Intricately detailed, it shows the view from Buckingham House, which would later become Buckingham Palace. London-sky And across the river, a row of nondescript wharves or warehouses stand on the spot now dwarfed by the London Eye while a windmill sits on the edge of the Thames, taking the place of today’s trendy bars. The work is expected to fetch £60,000 as part of a sale of 150 prints of London through Daniel Crouch Rare Books.It was originally dedicated to Caroline of Ansbach, the then Princess of Wales and future queen.She and her husband the Prince of Wales appear in a coach directly behind that of the prince’s father George I, in what Kip originally intended as a display of loyalty.But his plan came unstuck amid a bitter rift between father and son, which prevented him publishing the work for another five years until they were reconciled.“This is a magnificent early panorama of London with a wonderful history,” a spokesman for Daniel Crouch Rare Book, which is handling the sale, explained.“The print itself is a fantastic work of art, at the time it was the largest panorama of the capital ever produced.“The story about the prince and the king meant Kip had to delay its publication a number of times.“It’s a fascinating story.” It includes men playing what appears to be cricket on the edge of the Mall; a herd of deer dashing across Green Park towards Piccadilly, where now the only herds are shoppers, and a fleet of London cabs making their way around what is now Horseguards – on foot of course.  In the centre, St James’s Park is immediately recognisable, although the rectangular edges of its lake have since been softened by landscaping. At one end a group of maids sit on stools milking cows – on a spot where the only milking done today is that of tourists.To its right, Westminster Abbey stands in its medieval form, still 30 years before the distinctive towers designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor would be completed.  Next to it is Westminster Hall, itself unchanged but now overshadowed by Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The same view todayCredit:Jason Hawkescenter_img Westminster Hall and Abbey with Lambeth Palace across the riverCredit:CrouchRareBooks/BNPS Westminster Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgTransferring files between different devices has been made much simpler through the use of the cloud and cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Instead of needing a cable or WiFi access to get files off or on to a device, you can instead save them to a cloud service and have them available everywhere.Not everyone wants to or can use such services, though, and what if you have a file you want to share with a specific group of people? Fujitsu believes it has an answer to this problem, and has figured out a way to transfer files using a camera.Fujitsu has created a piece of software that can be installed on a PC that both monitors the content being displayed as well as collecting information that identifies the PC, such as its IP address. That information is then converted into microscopic light signals the human eye can’t see, which are projected on to the screen.A mobile device also running Fujitsu’s software can then use its camera to look at the PC display and read that superimposed signal. In so doing, a secure communication link can be automatically established and data transferred between the two devices.Fujitsu says the file transfer system will work regardless of what is being shown on a display. For example, you could capture an image with your phone, point your camera at your PC’s display, and the image appears on your PC a few seconds later. Or, you could have a Powerpoint presentation open on your PC, point your smartphone camera at the screen, and the presentation gets transferred to your phone.The only limiting factors are that the device must have a camera and must be able to run Fujitsu’s software. As most gadgets now come with a camera, Fujitsu just has to work on shipping the software to all the popular mobile platforms. The system also works with most displays, including projectors.Where this technology comes into its own is when trying to share information quickly with large groups of people. For example, imagine you are giving a talk to a room full of people and want to share your slides with them. Rather than giving them a URL to visit, you could instead just tell them to point their phone/tablet at the projection of the slides at any point during your talk to download them. There’s also going to be uses for this in advertising, and the tech seems to be an extension of the invisible video watermarks we heard about last year, which are meant to work a lot like QR codes.Fujitsu will now continue to work on the technology in a bid to speed up the transfer of files before commercializing it in 2014.There’s sure to be a security issue with such a system as the handshake between the two devices seems to be automatic. So someone could transfer a malicious file to a PC from their phone without ever physically interacting with the machine. But Fujitsu will surely implement some safety measures allowing a user to controls if and when file transfers happen.More at Fujitsu including a video of the system in action.last_img read more

first_img‘Irish people were not as comfortable with the English as they are today’ Journalist and author Colin Young chats to The42 about Jack Charlton’s place in Irish football’s history. Share Tweet Email1 Source: Paul Dougherty/YouTubeYoung agrees with Quinn’s portrayal of Charlton as a unifying figure in a time of enormous strife for the country at large.I don’t think he was apprehensive about taking the Ireland job. It is written in my book and others that it kind of came by accident and he certainly didn’t apply for the job or anything like that, but once he got it, I don’t think he had any qualms about politics and religion and that sort of stuff.“I travelled to Ireland around about that time as well — not many people did it. Things that you take for granted now, two flights a day from Newcastle with Ryanair, that just didn’t and wouldn’t have happened back then. The Troubles were at their height and to a certain extent, the games against Northern Ireland lay testimony to that.I don’t think Jack ever worried about that side of things. He had one conversation in his whole time as Ireland manager about politics and religion and realised he was way out of his depth.“The best thing he could do was just manage the football team to the best of his ability, not get involved or embroiled in any of the stuff that is going on in the background. But by being the way he was, by being successful and by being the first Protestant manager, by being very Geordie, which is actually quite close to Irish people and Irish culture, people embraced him and it was never really an issue.But undoubtedly, one of the things I came across with people in the book such as Niall Quinn — some of the people I would have loved to have interviewed are some of the politicians that Jack got involved with, because they jumped on the bandwagon to a certain extent, but they also recognised the power that he had over certain people.“He was a real source of good, as Niall said, one of the founder members of the Peace Agreement. He undoubtedly brought down a hell of a lot of barriers where Irish people realised English people are not that bad, and vice versa.”After leaving the Ireland job aged 60, Charlton had offers to return to management. Both Celtic and Wales were reportedly keen on appointing the World Cup winner at various points, but ultimately for Charlton, nothing quite seemed as attractive as managing the Boys in Green. Source: CuChoileain/YouTubeAnother factor in the experienced coach’s thinking was the fate of the legendary former Celtic manager Jock Stein, who suffered a heart attack on the bench during a 1985 Scotland-Wales World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park and subsequently died in the stadium’s medical room. Charlton did not want to ‘die in the dug out,’ as his close friend effectively had.I suspect, once he had got to the age of 60, semi-retired, taking a few months or weeks off, once he got into that lifestyle again with the hunting and the fishing and the fact that it’s highly unlikely he would have had to have paid for much in Ireland after the success he had, I guess he just got sucked into retirement and very much enjoyed it. And he’s definitely one to enjoy life and not be troubled by things,” Young adds.The journalist and author began work on his Jack Charlton biography about a year ago before its publication last September, after encouragement from the legendary manager’s son John, who was having trouble getting the star’s autobiography with former Irish Times soccer correspondent Peter Byrne reissued.Charlton contributed the foreword to the new book and met up with Young on a number of occasions prior to its release.While suffering from bad memory loss in recent years, rumours of Charlton’s ill-health are untrue and at 82, as far as Young is aware, the footballing legend is fine “apart from general flu-type old men illnesses” that he occasionally suffers from.Moreover, for all the wonderful memories that Young and Charlton provide over the course of the book’s 200-plus pages, its most poignant image is arguably reserved for the prologue.Jack and (his wife) Pat Charlton were only the seventh and eighth people to be presented with honorary Irish passports.“Irish president Mary Robinson presented them to the pair at Áras an Uachtaráin.Every country needs inspiration and leadership, heroes and heroines,” President Robinson told them, ‘…and you, in your time, provided it.’“Jack and Pat then travelled to a reception hosted by Tanaiste, Dick Spring at Iveagh House, where the official presentation of the documents was made.The couple received their Irish passports on Sunday, December 8, 1996 less than a year after his resignation as Ireland team manager. ‘This is one of the best days of my life, maybe even the best,’ Jack declared. ‘I am conscious of the honour which has been conferred on Pat and myself, and we both feel privileged and proud.’”Jack Charlton: The Authorised Biography is published by Hero Books. More info hero.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 8:00 PM Jack Charlton with An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds in 1993. Image: INPHO 17 Comments Short URL Jack Charlton with An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds in 1993. http://the42.ie/3435936 Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green>Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute’s silence for London victims> Image: INPHO Jun 10th 2017, 8:00 PM By Paul Fennessy A press conference called to announce the appointment of Jack Charlton as manager of the Republic of Ireland on 12 February 1986. Source: INPHOCharlton became, and remains to this day, by far Ireland’s most successful manager ever. He oversaw two World Cup qualifications (1990 and 1994) as well as getting the team to the European Championships once (1988) although they were desperately unlucky to miss out on the same competition four years later — the Irish side exited at the Euro ’92 qualification stages despite not losing a game, as England finished one point ahead of them.But beyond the mere football results, Charlton was a hugely important figure within the context of Irish history. Frequently pictured with politicians such as Albert Reynolds, an English World Cup winner agreeing to take the Ireland job when the Troubles were at their height was a bold and controversial move that ultimately paid off handsomely.Niall Quinn — not only a legendary player on these shores but also one of football’s great storytellers — best summarises Charlton’s profound impact on Irish life at a deeper level than a mere sporting milieu.Jack Charlton started the Peace Process and he was responsible for the start of the Celtic Tiger era in Ireland,” the former Arsenal, Man City and Sunderland striker says. “And he did it just by being himself.”Quinn continues: “If you go back to when he took the job, it was unthinkable for an English manager to come into our game in Ireland and do what he did. Why?Because English people weren’t comfortable coming to Ireland, so it was a big step for him. And Irish people were not as comfortable with English people as they are today and there was an underlying suspicion of them. We were brought up to believe that as kids. I was 14, 15 when the hunger strikes were going on and there were black flags outside houses in the street and everybody in Ireland said Margaret Thatcher was the devil. That was only five years before Jack came, and it had not cleared up by any stretch of the imagination.“It was a risky move for him but one that he took absolutely full on and embraced from day one. He dealt with any political suspicions really well, and in his way. He was blunt and won the people over, not by launching a PR campaign, but by just being himself. Look at the way he asked for a light after he’d been given some shocking abuse by the crowd in Belfast (during a Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifier).It calmed them down because he was laughing it off and dealing with it as only he could.” “Once the (successful) Iceland tournament had taken off and he got his ideas in place and people started to have a laugh and enjoy his company, which undoubtedly a lot of the players did, (his tenure gained momentum).The man is unique in terms of his take on life and his enjoyment and basically ‘the craic,’ he loves it. I think he just saw that as a strength. If the sports scientists had been around back then, I’m pretty sure he still would have decided that he was right and if you wanted to have a couple of pints after a game, (you could) crack on.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated at 22.48TOMORROW WILL BE a significant day in Irish football for two reasons.Firstly, the Boys in Green take on Austria in a vital World Cup qualifier with a win likely to greatly enhance Martin O’Neill’s side’s chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.In addition, Sunday will represent 22 years to the day since what is generally remembered as the beginning of the end for Irish football’s golden period.Like their modern counterparts, Jack Charlton’s team had begun their qualification campaign for Euro ’96 campaign remarkably well. A 1-0 home defeat of Portugal put them top of their group and looking well set to reach the tournament in England.It was hoped that the humiliating 0-0 draw away to Liechtenstein was a freak one-off result — after all, luck had totally deserted Ireland that day, as they failed to score despite 40 attempts on goal and 16 on target. Source: sp1873/YouTubeIt was the next game, however, when the alarm bells truly started to ring. Remarkably, it was the same venue, date and opponents as tomorrow — just as they are now, Ireland were favourites then against Austria, but an ageing side could not hold their one-goal lead, and the visitors ran out deserved winners, registering three goals in the final 20 minutes. Source: sp1873/YouTubeDespite still reaching and ultimately losing a qualification play-off against Holland at Anfield, Ireland never really recovered from that initial damaging Austrian loss and Jack Charlton ultimately stepped aside as manager in the wake of the Dutch defeat, just under a decade after taking the job.In football terms alone though, Jack Charlton had done so much for Ireland, who had never qualified for a major tournament before his appointment was officially announced on 12 February 1986.Prior to the Geordie coach’s arrival, the Boys in Green reaped the benefit of some superb players over the years and had come close to qualifying on more than one occasion. There had been several promising moments under Charlton’s predecessor, Eoin Hand. Nevertheless, despite the considerable strides made under Hand and John Giles before him, the reign of the former ended in deeply dispiriting fashion.The Irish side were beaten 4-1 by Denmark, meaning they finished second from bottom in their 1986 World Cup qualifying group. Hand resigned, having come so close in the previous World Cup qualification campaign where Ireland missed out to France on goal difference. Suddenly, it felt as though the Boys in Green were as far away as ever in their bid to reach the promised land of a major tournament.Charlton, however, after a surprise and in many ways farcical appointment process, brought with him a gameplan that would revolutionise international football.Indeed, in ‘The Charlton Years’ documentary, the English manager claims his side effectively invented pressing, though they called it “putting people under pressure,” a term Fifa supposedly ignored as they did not want to acknowledge Ireland’s fundamental role in this increasingly popular strategy, at least according to the Ashington native. Niall Quinn was a key player for Jack Charlton’s Ireland team. Source: INPHOPlaying with such intensity, coupled with a long-ball game tailored towards two tall, physically imposing and somewhat interchangeable strikers in Niall Quinn and Tony Cascarino made Ireland a force to be reckoned with across Europe.What was also vital though was ironically an aspect of the Englishman’s management that he would partially be criticised for in retrospect.Once he took over, Charlton sensed morale was low in the Irish squad. One problem, he believed, was the lack of cohesion within the team. After training, players would seldom spend time together, instead preferring to meet up with their families for any spare hours they had. Charlton changed this bad habit, arranging cinema trips and various other methods of team bonding. Star players were no longer calling the shots, with each squad member treated as an equal. The former England international’s relatively lax attitude to alcohol also ensured players enjoyed the international break.I’m sure that sports scientists and the medics would have a field day if they tried to get hold of the Irish players dietary requirements during some of those periods, but what Jack recognised early on was that there were clearly splits in the camp and that had a detrimental effect on the team and on the squad and the fact that so many world-class players prior to him taking over had basically failed to get Ireland to a major tournament,” Colin Young, author of ‘Jack Charlton: The Authorised Biography,’ tells The42.“There was undoubtedly a rich vein of players playing at the highest level, who for some reason, were not entirely performing so well for their country and within the camp were some very strong characters who ruled the roost a little bit too much. The football and playing for Ireland almost took second place.Jack, from day one, the first friendly he took over, he observed it, and the second friendly, it never happened again in terms of players turning up, going and joining their families and not staying at the team hotel. Choosing after training when they were in the vicinity of the squad and the hotel — all those things stopped.“And one of the things he undoubtedly recognised, as John Anderson who he was at Newcastle with said, was he wanted a club environment for the Irish team. He went out of his way to ensure that representing Ireland the week of international football was enjoyable.He liked to drink himself. He enjoyed doing it as a player and never saw the real harm in it. Him and Billy Bremner would go for a couple of pints on a Friday night at their local in Leeds the night before a game at Elland Road.“Once Don Revie found out, he called them into the office and said: ‘What are you playing at?’ And Jack said: ‘Look, I’m just sat with Billy, game of cards, couple of pints and we’re home by half-past 10.So he let him get on with it. And Jack very much took that man’s attitude to drink, man’s attitude to preparations and so on and said: ‘I want the Ireland camp to be enjoyable for those that come in so that they want to come in and be part of this adventure’. 25,042 Views Follow us: the42.ielast_img read more

first_imgStay on target CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanScientists Uncover New, Smaller CRISPR Gene Editor The Chinese researcher claiming to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies is missing.He Jiankui (HEH JEE’-an-qway) made headlines recently when his lab allegedly used CRISPR technology to alter the DNA of twin girls born in November.He appeared in Hong Kong last week at the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing to defend his actions as “safe and ethical”—and has not been seen since.Some news outlets have suggested the scientist was brought back to Shenzhen by former employer Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), where he is being kept under house arrest.The university on Monday dismissed those claims, telling South China Morning Post that “Right now nobody’s information is accurate, only the official channels are.”“We cannot answer any questions regarding the matter right now,” a spokeswoman said. “But if we have any information, we will update it through our official channels.”Branded by some as “China’s Frankenstein,” He reportedly revised embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments. Only one pregnancy has so far been confirmed successful, though another may be on the way.The announcement, “leaked unexpectedly” by the Associated Press, set the scientific community alight; an angry mob of researchers carried proverbial pitchforks and torches, calling He’s conduct unethical.SUSTech, from which he is on non-paid leave from teaching through January 2021, was “deeply shocked” by the news, making it clear the project was conducted off campus and without official approval.An independent committee is expected to review the incident and release its results to the public.China’s National Health Commission also wasted no time ordering an inquiry into the claims.“For the sake of people’s health and scientific principles, NHC will follow the matter closely and make public the investigation results in a timely manner,” the agency said.He is facing an investigation by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, which has ordered him to cease all research, according to the Morning Post.In its current form, CRISPR/Cas9 is poised to become the gene-editing tool of the future.The technology, which works like a word processor’s cut-and-paste function, is banned in the United States; Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in 2016 named the process as a potential weapon of mass destruction.That hasn’t stopped rogue Chinese researchers like He, though.But maybe something (or someone) else has.More coverage on Geek.com:New Genetic Test Lets IVF Patients Screen Out Risky EmbryosCan This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doing More Harm Than Good?last_img read more

first_img John Cena Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman WhatsApp Videos Articles Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles John Cena doesn’t get answer from UndertakerDuring last night’s RAW in Atlanta, John Cena again did not get a response from The Undertaker after continuing to challenge him to a match at WrestleMania this Sunday.An excerpt from Mike Tedesco’s RAW recap:“Cena shrugs his shoulders and says this is four weeks straight of an entire audience pouring their hearts out for The Undertaker. Undertaker doesn’t have the common courtesy to do a damn thing. Undertaker can ignore him all he wants, but the second he ignores the people.. he’s a Dead Man walking. Cena says it’s obvious he left his hat in the ring, but he left his balls at home. A “Cena” chant fires up. Cena’s music then hits, and he leaves the ring.”As of now, the match is still not yet official and would mark the first time Undertaker could end up answering an open challenge for the first time ever at WrestleMania.WrestleMania Kickoff Show matchesIt was also revealed during last night’s RAW that three matches have been confirmed for the WrestleMania Kickoff Show this Sunday beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 CT).This includes Mustafa Ali vs. Cedric Alexander to crown a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and the first ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.As reported over the weekend, the show is expected to run seven hours overall.Here’s what YOU can see THIS SUNDAY on #WrestleMania Kickoff starting at 5e/2p!– @CedricAlexander vs. @MustafaAliWWE for the @WWE #Cruiserweight Championship– #AndreTheGiant Memorial Battle Royal– @WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal pic.twitter.com/aNtdGUYzt4— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 3, 2018 Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 80.61%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Charlize Theron Now Playing Up Next Facebook The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morninglast_img

first_imgInter Milan’s chance of signing Luka Modric from Real Madrid is slipping away, according to Sky Sports.The Croatia international chances of joining the Italian side are looking very slim due to the closure of the Italian transfer window on Friday evening.Reports in Italy suggests that the player’s representatives have been in confrontation with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over his refusal to let him leave for Italy.Modric is keen to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in search of a new challenge but Perez is reluctant to let him leave especially after the team’s 4-2 defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA SuperCup on Wednesday night.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.The transfer window of the Italian Serie A closes on August 17 by 19:00 BST, which means Inter have less time to complete the deal.The Croatia captain is expected to keep behaving as a professional despite his desire to move to the San Siro, as it stands only a change of heart by Perez would see him leave the club.Inter have been monitoring Modric since the start of August, and are keen on bringing him to the San Siro this summer.Modric who won the best player of the tournament at this summer’s World Cup came off the bench during Madrid’s loss in the SuperCup on Wednesday night.last_img read more

first_img CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Meet Brinno’s Duo cam. Brinno Brinno’s Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam replaces your existing peephole to keep an eye on your front door.  The startup says its DoorCam is simple to install and can be retrofitted to doors with peepholes. Rather than recording a video clip when the motion sensor detects activity, the Duo cam is supposed to take a picture. Images are stored on an SD card. You should get a push alert and an email when the camera senses activity, too, so you can see who’s at the door. 16:33 Security Cameras Security Other cool stuff Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: CES Products 9 Photos 0 Post a comment Tags Everything we’ve seen at CES 2019 (so far) 9 home security systems you can install yourself Best home security devices 9 home security systems to keep watch when you’re out Peephole security cameras are becoming increasingly common. Ezviz’s Lookout cam, displayed at CES last year, has similar functionality. The idea is that these devices can be used by folks living in apartments with peepholes — they’re supposed to be easy to install, too, avoiding the need for doorbell wiring or any other more permanent solutions.  The best of smart home at CES 2019last_img read more

first_imgAmaravati: The state government has taken a firm decision to demolish Praja Vedika, a building that was constructed at a cost or Rs 5 crore by the previous government through the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) as an extension to the residence of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for holding official meetings and party meetings. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, addressing the District Collectors’ meeting on Monday said: “This is the last meeting being held here as this structure was built in violation of the rules. And this building would be demolished. The drive against illegal structures would begin with the demolition of this structure.” “I have convened the conference in this place to show how things are going to change from now onwards and I order the demolition of all illegal constructions beginning with this very structure. Also Read – Event management students of SPMVV exhibit talent Advertise With Us This is the strong message I intend to convey to the people. Had such a violation been carried out by some ordinary citizen, things would have been different. Why these double-standards. There should not be different yardsticks to different people. Law is same to everyone and an irregularity should be dealt with firmly, however big the person may be in the social and economic stature,” Jagan said Advertise With Us The Collectors’ conference, the first after the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) formed the government in May, was scheduled to be held in the state Secretariat but the government announced on Friday that it will be held at Praja Vedika. The next day the officials took control of the premises. The dramatic developments came at a time when Naidu, the president of the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), is holidaying abroad with his family. Reacting sharply to Jagan’s decision, the TDP called it vendetta politics. Claiming that the structure was constructed by the government as per the rules and regulations, the Opposition alleged that the Chief Minister ordered its demolition so that their leader does not get it. They said the government needs to clarify if it would also demolish all other buildings constructed on the riverbed. There are about 20 such constructions spread over 18 km, they said. Most of these buildings, they said were constructed during the Congress regime. Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan said the government should prove its sincerity and demolish all illegal buildings. If it stops with the demolition of Praja Vedika it would mean that it was resorting to vindictive politics.last_img read more

first_imgGuntur: Municipal Corporation deputy commissionerD Srinivasa Rao distributed school bags and T-shirts to students at a programme held at GMC Primary School at Brodipet first lane in Guntur on Thursday. Speaking on this occasion, he urged the students to avail of the facilities provided by the GMC and study well to come up in life. He was happy to distribute school bags and T-shirts and urged the students to do hard work. He thanked Dr TV Rao for taking initiative to distribute school bags and T-Shirts to the students. GMC officials were also present.last_img

first_imgFor the first time in its history, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) clocked revenues over Rs 10,000 crore, when it registered a figure of Rs. 10,825 crore for the financial year 2015-16. The revenues jumped 17 percent from Rs. 9,285 crore in FY 2014-15.The record growth in revenues could be attributed to low fuel prices, which has resulted in an increase in the number of passengers. Profit after tax (PAT) surged 30 percent to Rs. 2,537 crore (FY16) as compared to Rs. 1,959 crore in the year ending in March 2015, Business Standard reported.”We have been consistently clocking impressive numbers. The growth in the number of passengers and freight helped us. This will help us in our projects, as we don’t take a penny from the government,” Sudhir Raheja, the Chairman of AAI, was quoted as saying by the publication.The airport operator earns its service revenues by charging user developmental fees and passenger service fees on flight tickets.”AAI’s revenue will continue to grow as long as there is a need for air travel and travel is still at affordable levels,” Mark D Martin, the Founder and CEO of aviation consulting firm Martin Consulting, was quoted as saying by the Hindu.AAI was granted financial autonomy in 2008, which gave it the right to invest in projects and to form joint ventures. There are 475 airports in the country currently, of which AAI manages 125 airports, 95 of which are operational.AAI owns 26 percent stake in Delhi and Mumbai airports, which are managed by the private companies, GMR and GVK, respectively. The stake reportedly accounts for 60 percent of AAI’s revenues.According to the public-private partnership agreement, the Delhi International Airport Ltd. and the Mumbai International Airport Ltd. have to respectively share 45.99 percent and 38.7 percent of the revenues with the airport operator every year.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more