TRS bracing for different post election scenario ahead of Lok Sabha results

first_imgHyderabad: Ahead of the Lok Sabha election results next week, the TRS is hedging its bets and bracing for different post-poll scenario, as it seemingly keeps its options open.A senior TRS leader also said his party expects the Congress to not cross the 100-seats mark. “If the Congress falls flat and does not cross 100, it does not make sense at all (to join forces with it) as it will not be able to lead (the government)”, the leader said. Sources said the TRS response would depend on how the BJP and Congress approach the situation in the event of NDA and UPA falling short of the majority mark. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”More importantly, they (BJP and Congress) would want to keep the other out from power,” another leader of TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said. “Right now, the situation is fluid. Let’s see how things shape up. We are keeping a close watch,” sources said. Rao had been pushing the idea of a federal front of non-Congress, non-BJP federal front of regional parties, but sources in the TRS said the party is unsure about the position these outfits would take vis-a-vis government formation. “Five states (Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) and six leaders (Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and Rao) hold the key for government formation,” a TRS functionary claimed. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”We have to wait and see whether these leaders will be together or choose their own options,” he said. Another TRS leader said in the event of BJP-led NDA falling short of a majority, YSRCP and BJD may offer outside support to the BJP-led alliance if they have the required numbers. “Patnaik and Jagan Mohan Reddy are a little bit insecure in their states and may be looking for help from Government of India”, he claimed. Sources in the TRS said the party has nothing to lose and “is not worried” as it’s anyway “sitting pretty” in Telangana after returning to office last December. But they also said TRS, which is projected to sweep the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, might be pursued by the BJP or the Congress if the party’s strength becomes crucial in government formation. TRS had partnered with Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM for the Lok Sabha election, and a party leader said “because of minority, Christian and Dalit votes in the State, TRS is not keen to join hands with the BJP”.last_img read more

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Advanced spyway targets WhatsApp

Spyway created by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire appears to have targeted the popular WhatsApp communications program. According to The Associated Press, the advanced spyware remotely hijacked dozens of phones. The company described the hackers as a private company that has been known to work for governments to deliver spyware. The malware penetrated phones through missed calls via the app’s voice calling functions. WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion users. It’s not known exactly how many phones were infected. The company says the flaw was discovered when they were implementing some security enhancement to their voice calls. The Associated Press says WhatsApp immediately contacted Citizen Lab and human rights groups, quickly fixed the issue and pushed out a patch.The Financial Times has identified the hackers as Israel’s NSO Group, however the cyber company issued a statement denying responsibility. WhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app “out of an abundance of caution.” read more

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Sudan UN envoy to meet top Arab League official on Darfur crisis

At the daily news briefing at UN Headquarters, Stephane Dujarric said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan Jan Pronk, was expected to return to Khartoum to meet U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick tomorrow during his visit to Sudan.Mr. Pronk was also scheduled to attend an ethnic reconciliation meeting at which Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Taha was expected, he said.The crisis has pitted armed Arab Janjaweed militia members against two armed groups of Darfur rebels and unarmed civilians. In other news, Secretary-General Kofia Annan spoke to journalists after briefing the Security Council today. He was asked whether the UN should follow the lead of the Bush Administration by labelling the Darfur killings “genocide,” and take action under the Genocide Convention, instead of waiting on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to act.“First of all, the Security Council sent a mission to Darfur to determine the nature of the crimes and they submitted a report to the Council, which the Council has accepted and acted on. And it is that report that has led the Council to refer the case to the ICC and that is the policy of the UN,” Mr. Annan said.He reminded the journalists that he went to a donors’ meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and raised nearly $300 million to help expand the African Union’s (AU) peacekeeping mission in Darfur to 8,000 from 2,000 troops and, thus, help internally displaced people (IDPs) return to their homes. In an area where 60,000 IDPs had fled, some 30,000 had returned since the AU troops were deployed, he said.After his visit to South Darfur’s Kalma camp, a former IDP spoke of the need “to create a secure environment so that people can go back to their villages and pick up their lives,” Mr. Annan said. read more

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Thunder guard Andre Roberson out at least 6 more weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder guard Andre Roberson has had another setback while rehabbing his left knee injury and he will miss at least another six weeks.The team said Roberson had a basketball workout on Thursday and felt discomfort when he came down from jumping. An MRI showed a small avulsion fracture in his left knee. The Thunder said Friday he will be re-evaluated after the six weeks.Roberson, an NBA all-defence second-team selection during the 2016-17 season, initially suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in the knee in January and missed the second half of last season. He was on track to possibly return in December, but he had a procedure in October after a setback in the recovery from the initial surgery.In 39 games last season, the 6-foot-7 Roberson averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCliff Brunt, The Associated Press read more

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The Cavs Shooting Went To Hell In Game 1

The only outing that ranked worse was the Cavs’ loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the conference finals, and that performance came in a relatively low-leverage situation: Cleveland was up 2-0 in a series it was heavily favored to win. By contrast, after Thursday’s game, our playoff simulations give the Cavaliers a paltry 21 percent probability of winning the championship.If Cleveland beats those odds, it will probably involve a return to its hot-shooting ways. And the good news is that shot-making is pretty variable from game to game, so the Cavs could very well bounce back in Game 2. But there’s no denying that Game 1 was the stuff of nightmares for Cleveland and its fans: The Warriors neutralized the weapon that had carried Cleveland this deep into the playoffs.Check out our latest NBA predictions. In particular, Cleveland’s postseason offense was off the charts. Before Thursday’s game, the Cavs had been scoring 14.8 more points per 100 possessions than would have been expected from an average NBA team against the same slate of playoff opponents. No other team was even close to that level of offensive execution — the second-best playoff offense belonged to the Oklahoma City Thunder, at +5.8; the difference between Cleveland and OKC was roughly the same as the difference between OKC and the 12th-ranked Dallas Mavericks.The Cavs protected the ball pretty well and did a good job on the offensive glass, but the main component of their prodigious scoring output was a spell of outrageous shooting accuracy. And that’s what the Warriors’ defense short-circuited when Golden State defeated Cleveland in the Finals opener Thursday night.Before the Finals, Cleveland had been earning reasonably good looks at the basket — defined by quantified shot quality (qSQ), a metric that tracks the “difficulty” of every shot based on its location and other variables. But the Cavs’ greatest postseason edge had been in shot-making, aka quantified shooter impact (qSI): knocking down even more shots — as measured by effective field goal percentage (eFG%) — than would be expected from their baseline qSQ. And the Cavs’ shooters only seemed to be gaining steam; their two best qSI performances of the postseason came in the two closing games of the Eastern Conference finals. Going into the Finals, no team was even close to Cleveland’s +5.1 postseason qSI.In Game 1 against Golden State, however, Cleveland’s shooting was way off the mark. According to qSQ, the quality of the Cavs’ looks was practically identical to what it had been throughout the playoffs,2In fact, Cleveland’s qSQ in Game 1 was a tenth of a point higher. but the team’s (eFG%) was a staggering 14.2 points lower than it had been in the rest of the playoffs. In terms of qSI, Game 1 was Cleveland’s worst shot-making performance of the postseason, with the Cavs’ top four shooters — Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — combining to shoot for an eFG% nearly 8 percentage points below expected.(Put another way, if we take qSI at face value, that 8-point shortfall means the errant shooting by that quartet cost the Cavs about 11 points. Overall, Cleveland’s poor qSI left about 14.5 total points on the table — in a game that it ultimately lost by 15.)The result was Cleveland’s second-worst offensive performance of the postseason (according to points above average per 100 possessions, which adjusts for strength of schedule) and only its second below-average offensive game: Before facing the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers had at least one thing going for them: a sterling postseason résumé. Although their hopes of a fo’-fo’-fo’-fo’ were dashed in the conference finals, the Cavs cruised through the playoffs in only two more games than the minimum, compiling metrics along the way that helped Cleveland stand head and shoulders above the pack — even after accounting1Using schedule-adjusted per-possession ratings like I did here. for the weakness of the Eastern Conference: read more

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Couples paying £60000 for surrogates despite UK system of reasonable expenses only

Couples are paying up to £60,000 for babies born via surrogate mothers despite a ban on commercial surrogacy, a study has found.The UK’s “altruistic” system means surrogates may be reimbursed only “reasonable expenses”, which experts say should cost families no more than £12,000.However, the world’s largest fertility conference heard that British courts routinely sign off costs of far greater value if they can be persuaded the child is going to a good home.The survey of 177 sets of parents by the University of Kent showed that the largest group – 30 per cent – paid between £20,000 to 30,000 during the surrogacy process, while 25 per cent paid between £10,000 and £15,000, and 21 per cent paid £15,000 to £20,000.Meanwhile seven per cent paid up to £40,000, and in five cases couples paid up to £60,000.The law does not set a limit for “reasonable expenses”, however cash transactions are supposed to be scrutinised by judges when they make parental orders, the process that transfers legal parenthood from the surrogate to the intended parents. Natalie Smith, from Surrogacy UK, which campaigns against commercialisation, told the European Society for Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting the current system gives courts “wiggle room”.“The welfare of the child trumps everything, so that if someone does pay more than reasonable expenses the judge does have some flexibility,” she said.According to parents who responded to the survey, the maximum they took home was £25,000, indicating that significant legal, medical and other costs are involved.Meanwhile surrogates who responded said they were never paid more than £20,000.However, the large sums will fuel fears that total surrogacy prices are heading towards US levels, where the profit motive is allowed. Commercial surrogacy is banned in the UK Norman Wells, from the Family Education Trust, said: “It is difficult to see how the commercialisation of reproduction can ever be in the best interests of the child.”It is adults who control the market and therefore it will always be adults who stand to gain from it.”Surrogacy UK is one of a number of organisations campaigning for a change in UK’s 30-year-old law following a six-fold increase in legal applications linked to the process, from 55 in 2007 to 316 in 2016.It wants intended parents to be recognised as the legal parents from the moment of birth, so they can make crucial decisions regarding their child’s healthcare.Currently it takes an average of between six and 12 months for courts to grant parental orders.  Five couples paid up to £60,000, according to a study Commercial surrogacy is banned in the UK  Five couples paid up to £60,000, according to a study 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. read more

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ABB to design and deliver hoisting system to Jansen Potash Project

first_imgABB has been selected by BHP Billiton to supply mine hoisting systems for the Jansen Potash Project, located 130 km east of Saskatoon, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The contract includes the overall design, manufacturing, supply and installation of four complete mine hoist systems to be delivered over a period between 2015 and 2018. This includes mechanical components as well as the electrical systems including ACS6000 AC drive systems and the high-power, low-speed synchronous motors.The friction hoists for the production shaft to be supplied are 6 m in diameter and will be the largest mine hoists ever designed and manufactured according to ABB, each with a total connected motor power of close to 14,000 kW. The service shaft hoists will be electrically identical to the production hoists but will carry smaller payloads and due to the scale of the hoisting system, the development of new mine hoist brake system technology will be required. Including Jansen once it is completed, ABB will have installed 11 complete friction hoisting systems in Saskatchewan. In underground mining the company has supplied over 700 mine hoist and automation projects and over 100 stand-alone hoist brake system projects, in more than 30 countries worldwide.last_img read more

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IHF SUSPENSION Nikola Prce goes home

IHFNikola Prce ← Previous Story TOP 10 goal scorers at WCh 2015: Dragan Gajic leads the Balkan gunners Next Story → Group C: Egypt and Sweden tie – Czechs smash Iceland The Disciplinary Commission of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship have fined the Handball Federation of BIH due to unsportsmanlike behaviour at BIH-TUN 24:26 on Thursday 21st January 2015 relating to BIH player Nikola Prce.The player is also suspended for the duration of three official matches due to be played for the national team of BIH.Bosnians weren’t satisfied with the level of performance by Portuguese refferes…This suspension means that World Championship 2015 is over for the experienced left back as Bosnians have to play three matches more, the last in preliminary round against Croatia, and two more in President Cup. read more

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More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children

first_imgAs part of their programme, teachers may decide, if appropriate and if in context, to make reference to FGM but this decision would be made  at school level.The lawFGM was outlawed in 2012, under the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012.This law makes it a criminal offence for someone resident in Ireland to perform FGM. The maximum penalty under all sections of this new law is a fine or imprisonment for up to 14 years or both.It is also a criminal offence for someone resident in Ireland to take a girl to another country to undergo FGM.“FGM is very hidden, but we have heard through discussions with communities that it has been done here in Ireland. But it is still very secret,” she said.While legislation making FGM illegal in Ireland is welcomed by Mbugua, she said that more has to be done in terms of monitoring the law and how it is working.She said that there also needed to be more awareness and training rolled out at a local level with the gardaí, local communities and health workers.When the law was being debated in the Dáil in 2011, TDs said that “legislative change should be accompanied by prevention, education and awareness-raising measures among communities where female genital mutilation is likely to be practised and among relevant service providers, such as medical personnel, gardaí, social workers and teachers”.Not just on paperMbugua said that more “monitoring” of the law and its effectiveness needs to be carried out, stating “we need to know that it is working and that it’s not just on paper”.This May, Ireland’s first FGM clinic opened in Dublin aimed at providing treatment to women who have had the procedure carried out.However, since its opening no women have presented themselves for treatment at the clinic.Medical Director of the Irish Family Planning Association Caitriona Henchion said the lack of take up with the service is related to the stigma that is still associated with FGM coupled with the lack of awareness about what services and help is available to women.She said that many of the women impacted by FGM are asylum seekers, which is why they are going to start visiting Direct Provision centres to speak about FGM in an overall health context.“We hope that word of mouth will spread in the asylum community that there are services that are free and accessible to them,” she said.As the only FGM clinic is in Dublin, she said they are in discussions with the HSE and  AkiDwA about covering travel and other expenses for women who have to come to Dublin from other parts of the country.“Increasing awareness about it is the only way the stigma will be removed and women will come forward,” she said.For more information on the IFPA FGM clinic please click here>>Read: Ireland’s EU presidency ‘confused and inadequate’ on female genital mutilation>Read: Female genital mutilation officially banned in Ireland> THERE HAVE BEEN calls for more training for teachers about female genital mutilation to help identify children at risk.In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is estimated that the numbers could be much higher. Report casesLast week British Prime Minster David Cameron said he wanted to introduce new laws to combat FGM including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases.He also wants parents who fail to prevent their daughter being subjected to FGM to face prosecution under new legislation. Activist Malala Yousafzai listens as Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during the Girl Summit 2014. Source: Oli ScarffFGM is defined as the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or any practice which purposely alters or injures the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.It is a tradition practised widely in many African and Muslim countries and often justified as a means of suppressing a woman’s sexual desire.Short term consequences include haemorrhage, infection such as tetanus and HIV, urine retention, injury to adjacent tissue, fracture and dislocation of limbs.Long term consequences include painful sex, recurrent urinary tract infections, painful periods, potential trauma during childbirth, dysmenorrhoea, infertility, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, sexual dysfunction and psychological trauma.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Salome Mbugua, Director of AkiDwA, a minority ethnic-led national network of migrant women living in Ireland, said they would like to see more schools increasing awareness of the procedure amongst their teachers.School children According to a government report, “State of the Nation’s Children 2012″ the number of foreign national children in Ireland increased by 49.5% betweetn 2006 and 2011. This was an increase from 62,211 in 2006 to 93,005 in 2011.Of the total, 45,791 are girls.“People often take their children out of the country to have the procedure carried out, especially during the summer months,” said Mbugua.“We see there is more relevance in increasing awareness in schools. If a child is taken out of the country during their summer holidays sometimes they feel more comfortable telling a teacher when they return to school in September. Teachers often ask what everyone got up to during the summer holidays and young children might feel they can talk to a teacher they are close with,” she added.Young girls “Children who have FGM carried out are often very young and they really don’t understand what it is about or what has happened to them, so it may be difficult for them to say or describe what happened to them,” she said, adding that they would like to start working with schools around the country to help teachers identify if young girls have had FGM carried out on them. Source: ShutterstockWhen asked by TheJournal.ie what guidance, advice or procedures educators are given in relation to this, the Department of Eduction said that “young people through their education gain knowledge about their wellbeing through, for example, the Social, Personal and Health Education Programme and the Relationship and Sexuality education. This gives the context within which young people can learn about important physical, social, emotional and moral issues around relationships, sexual health and sexuality”.The statement added:last_img read more

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Rumor Google working with LG on stateoftheart Nexus Tablet

first_imgEvery once and a while, Google likes to cosy up to a handset maker of their choice and design a truly world class smartphone to show the rest of the Android ecosystem just how it’s done. The idea here is basically to put together a reference device that conforms to all of the standards Google wants to see in an Android device. Ostensibly, Android is an open piece of software, so Google’s trying to subtly guide handset makers in how they should approach designing Android smartphones, not just now, but in the future. They are also a way for Google to sell an Android device directly to consumers that they can guarantee will be able to accept all future Android updates, and which won’t be loaded with other, third-party software insisted upon by device makers.So far, Google’s released two such devices, each under the Nexus moniker. The first was the Google Nexus One, and it was built by HTC, who also worked with Google on the first Android phone, the G1. Next, Google partnered with Samsung to release the Nexus S, a rebranded and slightly tweaked version of Samsung’s popular Galaxy S series of smartphones.Now Google is working on a new Nexus device, but unlike past exercises, this device isn’t a smartphone: it’s a tablet. According to reports, Google is working with LG on a Google Nexus Tablet which will run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb and be available for sale either later this summer or early in the fall. If you’re going to buy an Android tablet over an iPad, I’d recommend that you wait for the Nexus Tablet. It’ll be a state-of-the-art device that will get all updates to the Android operating system in a timely manner, and you won’t have to risk your tablet being left behind as Honeycomb improves. Read more at Liliputinglast_img read more

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An appalling loss of life Tributes paid to young couple killed in

first_img‘An appalling loss of life’: Tributes paid to young couple killed in car crash Delia Keary (18) and Gary Kelly (19) were involved in a two vehicle fatal crash on Friday night. 14 Comments 94,093 Views Delia Keary and Gary Kelly were involved in a fatal road traffic collision on Friday night. Image: Facebook Mar 27th 2017, 12:02 PM http://jrnl.ie/3308447 Share456 Tweet Email2 center_img By Cormac Fitzgerald Delia Keary and Gary Kelly were involved in a fatal road traffic collision on Friday night. Image: Facebook Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Monday 27 Mar 2017, 12:02 PM TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to a young couple who lost their lives after a road traffic crash on Friday night.Delia Keary (18) and Gary Kelly (19) were involved in a two vehicle fatal crash at about 7.40pm on Friday night at Wards Cross, Abbeyfeale Co Limerick.Gary died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Delia was taken to University Hospital Limerick with critical injuries. She was pronounced dead on Saturday night.Tributes have been offered by friends of the pair – who were a couple – on social media.“Farewell to two good friends Gary Kelly and Delia Keary,” wrote one friend.I’ll miss you both and you’ll be remembered fondly by everyone who knew you. Rest in peace.The pair had attended secondary school together at Rice College in Ennis.“I can’t put into words or describe how I feel right now,” another friend wrote.Absolutely so shocking and heart breaking news, R.I.P.The funeral of Gary – who came from the Gort Road area of Ennis – will take place at Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday morning at 11am.‘Appalling loss of life’Gary and Delia are two of the seven people who lost their lives on the road between Friday and Sunday.RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock said that all the deaths represented an “appalling loss of life” and expressed sympathy with the families of those who died.She urged motorists to take care on the roads and always behave responsible while driving.“These deaths should serve as a reminder to us all that using the road is the most dangerous thing we do each day,” said Murdock.They should remind us of the importance of behaving responsibly on the roads.Murdock emphasised areas in particular that motorists should focus on when on the roads:Driving for the conditions you encounter, looking out for other road users, adhering to speed limits, never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, never using your mobile phone while driving, avoiding driving while fatigued and always wearing a seatbelt no matter how short the journey may be.On Friday, a cyclist in Dublin and a man in Tipperary died in separate incidents on the roads.Three other men died in separate incidents on the roads in Cork, Cavan and Mayo yesterday. Meanwhile, a 91-year-old woman remains in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Dublin on Saturday.The deaths bring to 43 the total number of people killed on Irish roads this year, compared with 42 for the same period last year.Read: Gardaí appeal for information after 91-year-old woman struck by carRead: Man shot in Dublin’s north inner citylast_img read more

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WWE issues statement about Drew McDonald passing

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next The following was issued by WWE on Tuesday.WWE is saddened to learn that U.K. wrestling legend Drew McDonald has passed away following a battle with cancer. Born in Scotland, McDonald competed throughout the 1980s, ‘90s and ‘00s, and fought against the likes of William Regal, Finlay and Robbie Brookside.Paige, who McDonald helped recruit into WWE, paid tribute to him on last night’s Raw, wearing the script “RIP Drew McDonald” on her forearms.“He’s the one who got me here, so that’s only the littlest bit of what I can give back to him,” Paige told WWE.com. “I wanted people not to forget him. I wanted people to know his name.”Upon hearing of his passing, many WWE Superstars and personalities paid their respects to McDonald on Twitter.WWE extends its condolences to McDonald’s colleagues, friends and family.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Bret Hart issues a statement following his attack at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Twitter Google+center_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WhatsApp CMLL President Francisco “Paco” Alonso Lutteroth passes away on July 6 at the age of 67 Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Impact Wrestling leaving channel 5Spike in the UK, New deal with 5STAR announced Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Capello recommends Mauro Icardi for Real Madrid

first_imgLegendary Italian manager Fabio Capello, sent Real Madrid a recommendation of buying Mauro Icardi in the near future as their new striker.Italian manager Fabio Capello is one of the few manager who has succeeded as the Real Madrid manager in two different spells, more than enough reason for the club to listen to his advice on Inter striker Mauro Icardi.The Argentina international has developed an impressive career at the Italian club, where he has already scored 103 goals in Serie A since he arrived at the club back in 2013.Simply put, Mauro Icardi has what other Real Madrid forwards like Mariano or Karim Benzema are lacking right now: that killer instinct.To former manager Fabio Capello, signing a top-class player like Mauro should be a no-brainer for Los Blancos who are currently looking for the perfect Cristiano Ronaldo replacement.And while Icardi’s quota in Serie A each season is at least half fewer goals than what Cristiano accomplished at Real Madrid, one has to note that scoring 25 goals per season in Italian football is really complicated and his quota should increase dramatically in a competition that grants more freedom to the strikers.Plus, Icardi would say yes in an instant to a club like Real Madrid.🇦🇷 @MauroIcardi 🇮🇹 @vieri_bobo1⃣0⃣3⃣ goals in @SerieA for Inter⚽⚽⚽ Simply put, natural-born goalscorers! #ForzaInter #InterForever pic.twitter.com/jj1MAdsTVT— Inter (@Inter_en) October 10, 2018“I’m a huge Mauro Icardi fan. If I was Real Madrid I would sign him immediately,” said Capello during a Rai Sports podcast.“He is a specialist inside the box and near the penalty line, just like Cristiano Ronaldo was during his last period at Real Madrid.”“Mauro is a player who can see and feel the goal. He has the best moves inside the box and near the penalty area like very few other players in the world have.”“If you place him three balls inside the box, I assure you that he will strike all three of them,” he added.During his interview, Fabio Capello also reminisced about his time coaching Gonzalo Higuain who is also from Argentina: “When he struck the ball, Higuain always had the quality to find the target without a problem.”“This means that as a forward, you have coordination, the best mentality, and the best technical capabilities.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Today, he has improved even more because he always becomes part of the action, playing in Europe helped him tremendously, he used to wait for the ball quite a bit more.”“Gonzalo is a very interesting individual on the human side, he has always been a great kid.”🗺️ | #Lautaro and @MauroIcardi are both among the 10 Nerazzurri players who’ve been called up for international duty.Find the full list here 👉 https://t.co/ArI6j9Y8HT#BrothersOfTheWorld #FCIM pic.twitter.com/2mfh79kFYn— Inter (@Inter_en) October 9, 2018Finally, Capello also spoke about the chances that Juventus has of winning the Serie A title this season: “I simply can’t see a scenario in which Juventus can lose the ‘Scudetto’. They have shown strength, conviction, almost arrogance in front of their rivals.”“I see them as the ultra favorites to win the tournament, I don’t see any rival that can beat them this season,” Capello concluded.The final take away from Fabio Capello’s interview, is what he discussed about Mauro Icardi and how much this manager trusts the Internazionale Milano striker.Granted, Mauro has developed into one of Serie A’s top players in the last five seasons, but it’s still uncertain if he will do the same in a giant club like Real Madrid.For now, Los Blancos maintain their search for that striker who can fill the void that Cristiano Ronaldo left when he moved to Juventus.Mauro Icardi is one more of a short list of players who could become that suitable replacement, but it will be nearly impossible to get someone who can produce the same number of goals per season in the most successful club in football history.Fabio Capello: “If I were Real Madrid, I would sign Icardi immediately.” pic.twitter.com/4dub7uGAzq— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) October 15, 2018What do you think about Fabio Capello’s recommendation, should Real Madrid sign Mauro Icardi? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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How much is Google reaping from the news business

first_img Culture Internet Comments Get to know the new AI-powered Google News app Now playing: Watch this: Tags 4center_img Share your voice News was a moneymaker for Google, according to one study.  Getty Images Your search for the latest news on E3 or the Avengers is big business for Google. But just how much remains a question. The News Media Alliance released its “Google Benefit from News Content” study Monday estimating the search giant generated $4.7 billion in revenue from news publishers’ content in 2018. Google uses a “significant volume of news content” to drive engagement with its products, according to the study, which lets the search giant capture user data and thus improves its services. Of the total amount, Google generated $700 million from Google News and $4 billion from news content in Google Search results, according to the study. “The findings clearly point to Google responding to an increase in consumers searching for news, creating and tailoring products that keep users within its ecosystem,” said David Chavern, News Media Alliance president and CEO, in a release Monday. “This means more money goes back to Google and not the publishers producing the content.”The News Media Alliance, an association that represents more than 2,000 news organizations, says this is a conservative estimate of the revenue Google makes from news content. Google, however, says these “back-of-the-envelope calculations” are wrong. “The study ignores the value Google provides,” a spokesperson for the company said via email Monday. “Every month Google News and Google Search drives over 10 billion clicks to publishers’ websites, which drive subscriptions and significant ad revenue. We’ve worked very hard to be a collaborative and supportive technology and advertising partner to news publishers worldwide.”In response to disputes over the numbers, the News Media Alliance sticks with the numbers found in the study. “We believe this to be an accurate representation, if not conservative, of the value of news on Google,” Danielle Coffey, senior vice president of strategic initiatives and counsel for the News Media Alliance, said Monday. “We would welcome [Google] to correct it.” Chavren says his organization called for legislation to negotiate better terms with Google and Facebook. In April, a bill called the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act was introduced to Congress that would do just that. Originally published June 10. Update, 3:20 p.m. PT: Adds additional quote.  Google 2:09last_img read more

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ACC looks to tighten the screws on Bacchu

first_imgAbdul Hye BachchuThe Anti-Corporation Commission (ACC) on Sunday sent a letter to the Bangladesh Bank (BB) requesting to provide documents of all banking transactions of former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu, report UNB.The ACC in its letter also asked for documents relating to banking transactions of Bacchu’s family members, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, public relations officer of ACC. In September 2015, the ACC filed 54 cases against 56 people relating irregularities in the dealings of BASIC Bank, including bank officials. Almost inexplicably though, they did not include in many people’s eyes the key graft suspect – ex-chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu. According to an inquiry of Bangladesh Bank, about Tk 4,500 crore was swindled out from Basic Bank in six years while Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu served as its chairman.last_img read more

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How To Apologize For Sexual Harassment Hint It Takes More Than Sorry

first_img Share Damian Dovarganes/APDemonstrators walk in the #MeToo March against sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood on Nov. 12. Nearly every day brings another apology from yet another high-profile man accused of serial sexual harassment.It was an act of unbelievable prescience for psychologist Harriet Lerner to dedicate her latest book to the art of apologizing.Prescience, of course, because nearly every day brings another apology from yet another high-profile man accused of serial sexual harassment. Lerner says the reason her new book is titled Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts is because human beings find apologizing deeply difficult.“Humans are wired for defensiveness,” she says. “And it’s very hard for us to take clear and direct responsibility for specific things we have said or done — or not said or done –without a hint of blaming, obfuscation, excuse-making [or] bringing up the other person’s crime sheet.”When it comes to apologizing publically for sexual harassment, well, that’s morphed into something of an apologia subgenre — one substantially different from apologies made privately.“Basically, it’s a performance,” Lerner points out. “It’s an act of self-protection, an attempt to do damage control, to save one’s reputation.”Still, any good apology should make clear that the wrongdoer will carry some of the pain. Lerner offers an ideal example: “I will be struggling — perhaps forever — because of the harm I’ve caused women who trusted me to mentor and help them. What I have done will not slip out of my brain after the media attention has dimmed. I also understand that a reparation or restitution is due, and one that fits the emotional pain I have caused. “She adds a semi-serious coda: “For a start, I plan to give $50 million to organizations and institutions that are fighting to end harassment, abuse and violence against women.”Another important thing to remember while issuing an apology — any apology, Lerner adds — is not to ask for forgiveness. Leon Wieseltier, a longtime literary editor at The New Republic, made that mistake in a recent statement after several female staffers accused him of unwanted kissing and otherwise harassing them. “For my offenses against some of my colleagues in the past I offer a shaken apology and ask for their forgiveness,” Wieseltier said.Lerner emphasizes that nothing should be asked of the harmed party in an apology; just because they’ve apologized doesn’t mean they’ve earned forgiveness. She also cautions against the rhetorical dodge Dustin Hoffman employed when responding to a woman who claimed he’d harassed her when she was a teenager.“I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation,” he wrote.“Might” is the operative word, Lerner says. Much like “if” and “but,” this qualifier cancels out sincerity. Saying something like, “I’m so sorry if you felt hurt by what I did,” is almost worse than not apologizing at all.John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, recently issued an apology that referenced “unwanted hugs” and other gestures. But he weakened that apology by saying, “I deeply apologize if I have left you down.”“These obfuscating, gaslighting apologies really are good lessons about how not to apologize,” Lerner says.What does a good apology look like? Last Friday, ABC’s The View hosted Leann Tweeden, who accused Sen. Al Franken of harassing her on a 2006 USO tour by posing in a demeaning photo while she slept. On the show, Tweeden read Franken’s apology to her aloud:“I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, but that doesn’t matter. There’s no excuse and I understand why you could feel violated by that photo. I remember that rehearsal differently, but what’s important is the impact it had on you and you felt violated by my actions, and for that I apologize. I have tremendous respect for your work for the USO and I am ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you. I am so sorry. Sincerely, Al Franken.”Tweeden and the host responded positively. “Good letter,” one said. “Yeah that’s great,” another chimed in.Saying “I’m sorry” sounds good, but psychologist Harriet Lerner says it’s actually not necessary. (Though comedian Louis C.K. caught plenty of flak for not using those words in his apology to the female comedians he harassed.) Lerner says, “It’s not the words ‘I’m sorry’ that heal or soothe the harmed party. What the harmed party wants and needs to hear is an emotionally packed corroboration of the reality that occurred: ‘Yes, I get it. It was terrible. It was unconscionable. Your feelings make sense.’ “Good apologies are important, Lerner says, but they’re not enough. Apologies do not excuse perpetrators from the consequences of their actions. And they do not compensate for a culture where women have less power and less privilege — and too many men have things to be sorry for.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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A FatherSon Team Raises 10 Million for Their Beekeeping Invention on Indiegogo

first_imgApril 14, 2015 A new honey-harvesting beekeeping invention has raised some impressive buzz to the tune of $10 million.Cedar and Stuart Anderson, a father and son beekeeper duo from Australia spent 10 years perfecting an invention that radically improves the labor-intensive and high-risk art of harvesting honey. They then launched a crowdfunding campaign for their invention.The family beekeeping team set a goal to raise $70,000 for the Flow Hive. And, judging from the way they structured their campaign, they weren’t even all that sure they would hit it. The crowdfunding campaign was launched as a “flexible” campaign on Indiegogo, an option that allows campaign owners to collect whatever money they raise, even if they don’t hit their target goal. Not reaching one’s goal, however, means paying a higher percentage of earnings to the platform as a fee for the service.   Related: Beekeeper Invention Sets Record for Most Money Raised on IndiegogoThe Andersons’ caution was for naught. They’ve raised more than $10 million from more than 27,000 people, making it the highest-earning campaign in Indiegogo history. The campaign still has six days left and it’s pulled in 14,720 percent of the initial fundraising goal.   “It’s been a dream for me for many long years, to create a system that allows you to harvest the honey directly from the hive without opening it. After a decade of work, my father and I have achieved our goal and it now works better than I ever dreamt it would,” writes Cedar on Indiegogo about the campaign. “It’s so exciting to be bringing this to the world.”As it turns out, Cedar isn’t the only one excited about his new invention. Buzz on, guys!Related: Flow Hive, a Gadget for Beekeepers, Sets New Crowdfunding Record on IndiegogoRelated: Déjà Vu 2012: A Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Kopp Development Releases FerrAlert Halo II Plus MRI Entryway System

first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Kopp Development Inc.October 14, 2015 — Kopp Development Inc. has released a new entryway system for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rooms — FerrAlert Halo II Plus. This detection system dramatically reduces alarm fatigue by not alarming on the MRI door and ferromagnetic objects exiting the MRI room. Alarm fatigue reduction is a top priority for ECRI and The Joint Commission.In addition, FerrAlert Halo II Plus will accept the forthcoming accessory from KDI, the Ferromagnetic Incident Log Manager (F.I.L.M.). This logging device will assist with root cause analyses and facilitates The Joint Commission compliance.FerrAlert detectors feature unique, patented technology to detect and precisely locate the offending ferrous objects.For more information: www.koppdevelopment.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 14, 2015 Kopp Development Releases FerrAlert Halo II Plus MRI Entryway System Ferromagnetic door detector reduces alarm fatigue Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Related Contentcenter_img News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more last_img read more

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UN says 703 killed in Iraq in February attacks

first_img(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The government and its tribal allies are besieging the rebel-held areas, with fighting reported daily.Widespread chaos nearly tore the country apart following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. The violence ebbed in 2008 after a series of U.S.-Iraqi military offensives, a Shiite militia cease-fire and a Sunni revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq.But last year, the country saw the highest death toll since the worst of the country’s sectarian bloodletting, according to the U.N., with 8,868 people killed.Meanwhile, attacks continued Saturday.In the town of Tarmiyah, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad, gunmen in speeding cars attacked a checkpoint for pro-government, anti-al-Qaida Sunni tribal militias, killing two and wounding four, a police officer said. The Awakening Councils, or Sahwa, were first formed and financed by the U.S. troops to help fighting extremist militant groups. They are the favorite targets for the insurgent groups who see them as traitors.Another group of gunmen attacked an army check point outside Baghdad’s western outskirts of Abu Ghraib, killing two soldiers and wounding four, another police officer said. Inside Abu Ghraib, a bomb went off in an outdoor market, killing one civilian and wounding six, he added. Attacks in February killed 564 civilians and 139 security force members in February, the U.N. said. The violence wounded 1,381, the vast majority civilians, it said. That compares to February 2013, when attacks killed 418 civilians and wounded 704.The capital, Baghdad, was the worst affected with 239 people killed, according to the U.N. Two predominantly Sunni provinces _ central Salaheddin with 121 killed and northern Ninevah with 94 killed _ followed.U.N. mission chief Nickolay Mladenov appealed to Iraqis to stop the violence.“The political, social and religious leaders of Iraq have an urgent responsibility to come together in the face of the terrorist threat that the country is facing,” Mladenov said in a statement. “Only by working together can Iraqis address the causes of violence and build a democratic society in which rule of law is observed and human rights are protected.”February’s numbers could be even worse that the U.N. reported, however, as it again excluded deaths from ongoing fighting in Anbar province, due to problems in verifying the “status of those killed.” It did the same in January.Al-Qaida-linked fighters and their allies seized the city of Fallujah and parts of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi in late December after authorities dismantled a protest camp. Like the camp in the northern Iraqi town of Hawija whose dismantlement in April sparked violent clashes and set off the current upsurge in killing, the Anbar camp was set up by Sunnis angry at what they consider second-class treatment by the Shiite-led government. Top Stories Two medical officials confirmed causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information.___Associated Press writer Murtada Faraj contributed to this report.___Follow Sinan Salaheddin on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sinansm. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BAGHDAD (AP) – The United Nations said Saturday that violence across Iraq in February killed 703 people, a death toll higher than the year before as the country faces a rising wave of militant attacks rivaling the sectarian bloodshed that followed the U.S.-led invasion.The figures issued by the U.N.’s mission to Iraq is close to January’s death toll of 733, showing that a surge of violence that began 10 months ago with a government crackdown on a Sunni protest camp is not receding. Meanwhile, attacks Saturday killed at least five people and wounded 14, authorities said. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top holiday drink recipes New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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