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first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Valenzuela bids to regain crown in Ronda Pilipinas 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netThere’s no two ways about it: Gilas Pilipinas will be facing its toughest foe in an official Fiba Asia World Cup qualifying match Thursday when it battles Australia Wednesday at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.And the challenge will be tougher after National coach Chot Reyes omitted Jayson Castro out of the 12-man squad along with another injured guard, Jio Jalalon, for the showdown of unbeaten teams at 4:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s no difference whether we have Jayson or not,” said Reyes. “Obviously that’s a big part of our offense but in terms of approach and style of play, it’s basically the same.”Gilas Pilipinas will try to put up a determined stand against the Boomers, who will be led by Daniel Kickert and Mitch Creek. Kickert averaged 18.5 points and 5 rebounds in their first two wins in Group B, while Creek added 13.8 points and 5.8 boards.“They’ve got size they’ve got speed they’ve got shooting,” he said. “We’ll find little ways to throw them off their rhythm and who knows? We might catch them on their off night and that will allow us to be competitive.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Named best point guard of the last two editions of the Fiba Asia tournament, Castro averaged 20 points in wins over Japan and Chinese Taipei in the first window.But an ankle injury sustained against Phoenix that was aggravated in the clash against Ginebra left Reyes with no choice but to sit out his top point guard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We tried to go hard in practice but he was not there at all,” said Reyes in an interview with TV5 (See related story above).Reyes said their approach won’t change as in their first two games of the window. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “We are very excited to be able to add a player of Derrick’s caliber and experience to the team,” newly named general manager Koby Altman said in a statement.“Derrick could have gone to a number of other teams, but his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning are what resulted in him signing with the Cavaliers.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRose met with Altman and other Cavs officials on Monday, just three days after meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers.The oft-injured guard passed medical exams with Cavs doctors, Cleveland.com reported. “I have a single focus and purpose of wanting to play to win,” Rose said in a statement. “Being part of a roster and organization that shares that type of commitment and being able to play with the Cavaliers and compete for a championship is the only thing that matters for me.“I am very happy to be in Cleveland and look forward to getting to work.”Rose, 28, averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting from the field in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season.He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, but the 2016-17 season ended in another season-ending knee injury as Rose hit free agency for the first time.Rose could be paired with LeBron James as a potential replacement for rising star Kyrie Irving, who asked the Cavaliers to trade him during a recent meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Mike Tyson on McGregor’s chances against Mayweather: ‘He’s going to get killed’center_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Photo from @cavs Twitter.The Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed Tuesday that free agent point guard Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, had signed a one-year contract with the team.The deal was widely reported on Monday, with multiple media outlets saying Rose had agreed to the veteran minimum salary of $2.1 million.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

first_imgPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it.Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game.Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining, silencing the raucous crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe key, of course, was how the Eagles, even when they are messing up, never give up. On Parkey’s kick, several Eagles said defensive tackle Treyvon Hester touched it.“I think the big thing is, we saw some adversity tonight in the first half (and) I had a couple of turnovers,” Foles said. “I think the big thing is that no one loses faith, no one stops believing, everyone just keeps talking, keeps believing in one another, and we just rallied. Our defense really kept us in this game.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Grizzlies GM: Chandler Parsons chose option to continue rehab in LA PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “We had a lot of fun and I love our guys to death,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.REID’S INFLUENCEBoth head coaches, Nagy in Chicago and Doug Pederson in Philadelphia, are Andy Reid proteges. That usually means lots of passing, and each team didn’t do much on the ground, combining for 107 yards rushing.But Trubisky threw for 303 yards, going 26 of 43. Foles was 25 of 40 for 266 yards.TURNOVERSTeams rarely win when they are minus in turnover differential. The Eagles did, having two giveaways and no takeaways. Chicago led the NFL this season with 36 takeaways.MASCOT REACTIONChicago’s bear mascot had the perfect reaction to Parkey’s miss, falling flat on his back as he was kneeling behind the goalpost where Parkey’s kick failed.UP NEXTEagles: Travel to New Orleans, where they lost 48-7 during the season. No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since New England in 2004, and the Eagles are a sixth seed. The last sixth seed to win the NFL title was Green Bay in the 2010 season; the Packers won the NFC championship at Soldier Field that season.These Eagles, led by Foles once again replacing an injured Carson Wentz, and a defense down to backups at several positions, seem to have that magical touch like last season.It was a sizzling ending to a game marked by superior defense and several critical mistakes by the Eagles. They had to survive after Tarik Cohen, an All-Pro punt returner, took back the kickoff following Philly’s go-ahead score 35 yards. Mitchell Trubisky completed two passes to get the Bears close enough for Parkey. But his kick took a double deflection and fell harmlessly into the end zone.He was 11 of 12 in the fourth-quarter on field goals before missing the biggest kick of his career.“Obviously, we’re just hoping for a miss,” Foles said. “This was a hard-fought game. That’s an amazing team we just played against and it came down to the wire.”The Bears are 1-15 all-time in playoffs when trailing after three quarters. They fell behind when Foles connected with rookie Dallas Goedert for a 10-yard touchdown in the third period that was set up by a 33-yard pass interference call on cornerback Prince Amukamara.Although the Eagles outplayed the Bears in the first half, errors left them behind 6-3. A 15-yard personal penalty on Michael Bennett aided Chicago’s drive to a 36-yard field goal by Parkey, and a dropped potential interception in the end zone by Tre Sullivan allowed Parkey to make a 29-yarder as the half concluded.Philadelphia also had an interception by Avonte Maddox deep in Chicago territory overturned by video replay.Philly did score on its opening series of the game, a 50-yard drive to Jake Elliott’s 43-yard field goal. And again on its first possession in the third quarter as Goedert got wide open on a short post pattern behind Adrian Amos, who had an end-zone interception of Foles’ ill-advised throw in the second quarter.Parkey also made 34-yarder early in the manic final quarter. MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The defending league champion Eagles (10-7) squeezed into the playoffs by beating Washington and having the Bears (12-5) help them by knocking off Minnesota in the season finale. Philadelphia thanked its benefactor with a 12-play, 60-yard drive on which Foles, the Super Bowl MVP last February, hit six passes.Tate made a reaching grab in the right side of the end zone near the goal line.“We found a way,” Tate said. “That’s playoff football right there for you. That’s why we play this game for times like now once you get to January and February.”Philly plays at New Orleans (13-3) next Sunday. Chicago’s sensational turnaround season from last place to the NFC North title is over.“We wanted to write our story and start it off,” Bears second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. “But it does not always go the way you want it to, and that’s life, that’s football.”ADVERTISEMENT “Yeah, it wasn’t very good the first time,” Pederson said. “I think we’re a different football team now than we were then.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAustrian power player Dominic Thiem won his French Open battle against Belgian counterpuncher David Goffin on Thursday to reach his first grand slam semi-final, where he will face world number one Novak Djokovic.Conditions – as so often during a rain-ravaged tournament – were cold and damp.That was one reason why the crowd remained disappointingly small throughout a see-saw encounter that, until a late Goffin meltdown that saw him concede nine games running, threatened to become one of the matches of the tournament.THIEM BREAKS INTO TOP 10Thiem, 22, who will break into the top 10 for the first time with Thursday’s win, described as “a little bit unreal” the prospect of playing a semi-final against Djokovic, a player he has never beaten in two encounters.”But from this moment I have to focus on tomorrow or Saturday – I don’t know when,” he said courtside, with one eye on the rain that was falling steadily when the match finished.Both players, who often practice together and are friends off court, took time to find their range and the first three games yielded three breaks of serve, including one that Goffin conceded on a double fault.Thiem gradually began finding the lines with heavy groundstrokes off both wings and, as Goffin struggled to maintain depth on his returns, sped into a 4-2 lead.THIEM’s OVERPOWERS GOFFINBut as Thiem’s accuracy waned, the Belgian tightened his defence and, playing the key points better than his opponent, reeled off the next six games. He converted his first set point at 5-4 on a Thiem service game when the Austrian hit a backhand groundstroke long.advertisementWith Suzanne Lenglen Court still barely a quarter full, the match continued to swing in favour of first Thiem – firing rasping groundstrokes that either pummelled the baseline or shot long – and then Goffin, less powerful but mixing his game well to prevent the Austrian from settling into a rhythm.The second set went to a tiebreak in which Thiem, after leading 5-1, scraped through 9-7 when Goffin failed to return a vicious backhand slice.Goffin broke earlier in the third and led 4-2 when the mood abruptly shifted.A match that briefly threatened to become a classic petered out disappointingly as Thiem, adding the precision that his power game had earlier been missing, won nine of the last 10 games.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team’s broadcast territory.The deal for the team’s parent company to purchase 80 percent of the network from The Walt Disney Co. values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a majority stake in 2014.Yankee Global Enterprises is the lead investor and partnered with Amazon.com Inc. and Sinclair Broadcast Group as its strategic investors, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the purchase was not announced and has up to 120 days to close.Mubadala Development Co., a United Arab Emirates’ sovereign wealth fund, is a minority investor along with The Blackstone Group, RedBird Capital, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and MSD Capital, which manages assets of Michael Dell and his family.YES was owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, Goldman Sachs, Providence Equity and NJ Holdings (a company then controlled by former New Jersey Nets owners Louis Katz and Ray Chambers) when YES sold a 49 percent stake to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in late 2012. News Corp. split into two companies the following year, with broadcast properties spun off to 21st Century Fox.21st Century Fox raised its stake to 80 percent in early 2014 and Yankee Global Enterprises reduced its stake from 26 percent to 20 percent in a deal that valued the network at $3.9 billion.Disney announced in December 2017 a deal to acquire Fox, a change in control that triggered Yankee Global Enterprises right-of-first refusal to buy back the YES Network shares. Disney already owns ESPN, and to gain antitrust approval it reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department last June to sell the 22 regional sports networks it was acquiring.RSNs have dropped in value with the rise in cord-cutters among consumers. The deal to invest in YES will give Amazon rights to stream the games of teams on the network within their local territories. YES broadcasts the Yankees, the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and Major League Soccer’s New York City FC team.Yankee Global Enterprises, controlled by the Steinbrenner family, owns 20 percent of NYCFC. The rest of NYCFC is owned by City Football Group, the parent company of Manchester City, City Football Group is controlled The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment. Khaldoon Al Mubarak is chairman of City Football Group and chief executive officer of Mubadala.YES has been the most-watched regional sports network in the U.S. in 14 of the last 16 years. Yankees games on YES averaged 326,000 viewers for live telecasts last season.By: Ronald Blum, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Why a smarter edge will spark new applications of computer vision in 2019Next Clientron: Embedded DIN-rail box PC supports triple displays MEMXPRO announces the launch of mSMART 4.0, its new generation smart storage device monitoring software tool, available free for download. MEMXPRO mSMART 4.0 is able to check read/write performance, system information, lifespan, and disk health status of all storage devices, including MEMXPRO and other brands. Enabling the predictive power of big data analytics in the AIoT era, mSMART detects problems and provides alerts to reduce routine inspection tasks and operational costs. Integrated with an enterprise database, the system will record SSD status and store data logs to benefit big data analytics that help decision making processes.Featuring powerful functions, easy to use MEMXPRO mSMART software tool discloses detailed information about almost all of their industrial SSD brands, exceeding even the functions of current SSD testing tools like crystaldiskinfo. Many industrial customers want to know more about the SSD controller model numbers, but many module manufacturers hide this information by removing the IC markings and as a result, customers cannot fully understand their hardware. To avoid confusion, mSMART can fully display original host controller model numbers and detailed up-to-date information, as well using advanced algorithms for accurate lifespan calculations.The AIoT era brings Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) together making the world smarter and boosting AI systems on the edge to fulfill rapid microsecond responses for time-critical applications with minimal network latency. According to Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan R.O.C, data processed and stored at the edge outside of a traditional data centers will increase to 75% by 2022.It is well known that these days autonomous cars are equipped with terminals, sensors, actuators, and controllers. Along with gateways, edge servers, and roadside equipment at local sites, these end devices are driven by algorithms, with continuous scanning of surrounding traffic flows and prediction of possible changes to those surroundings in order to quickly react to real-time traffic conditions for enhanced driver safety. Edge clusters handle large-area, high-definition maps, and high-volume database analytics with deep learning on cloud-based systems. To locally process data for flexible deployment, MEMXPRO mSMART 4.0 conducts storage device monitoring and data acquisition at the edge, transferring crucial data to central management.Smart factories rely on edge computing, AI, and data analytics and systems help provide real-time information when abnormal conditions occur. MEMXPRO mSMART 4.0 is able to check total disk activity, as well as helping to trace and manage disk utilization and health status. When it detects high risk conditions, warning notices are given out to remind users to take preventative action. mSMART 4.0 also combines with system maintenance scheduling to intelligently send out commands for preventive measures, reducing maintenance burden and enhancing operational efficiency.MEMXPRO new mSMART tool supports Windows, Linux, and Andriod OS and can monitor DRAM modules and storage devices with PCIe and SATA interfaces, showing device part numbers, firmware versions and controller information. Its clean and simplified GUI makes mSMART 4.0 intuitive and easy to understand and use. For advanced SSD users, a more powerful version provides information regarding sequential and random read/write speeds and performance, spare block space, disk temperatures, health status, and lifespan info. In addition, users can read S.M.A.R.T. system information, log files, and alert/email setups. MEMXPRO advances industrial storage product competitiveness with software, firmware, and hardware products that provide intelligent tools for analysis and prediction, cost evaluation, safety, and efficiency.MEMXPRO 100 percent focuses on providing industrial and server memory modules and flash storage solutions, with in-house software, firmware, and customization services. The main product lines include high-capacity MLC E231 series with 4TB 2.5” SSD, 1TB mSATA and Half Slim SATA, high-speed NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, extended endurance StrongMLC SSD, Power Plus SSD for power loss protection, and industrial wide temperature DIMM modules and flash storage devices. MEMXPRO also develops value-added software tools, including an mSMART device monitoring agent, OS pre-loaded service, SDK, and SaveOS system recovery service. The integration of hardware and software helps customers save development time and reduces cost.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

first_imgMan Utd expected to fine Pogba after Mourinho postby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are to fine Paul Pogba after his social media post celebrating Jose Mourinho’s sacking yesterday, it has been claimed.The Daily Mail says the photo of a smirking Pogba appeared on the player’s Instagram account on Tuesday with the message “caption this”.The post was deleted 10 minutes later but not before it was liked by more than 64,000 people and drew a response from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville who wrote: “You can do one as well!” United bosses were angered by the post which they believe was in bad taste and disrespectful by the club’s £89million record signing. Pogba, who earns £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, is expected to be fined for his actions. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgHappy Birthday Rahul Dravid: The Wall is now shaping Indian cricket’s future Rahul Dravid, who turns 46 on Friday, was an ever-dependable batsman during his heyday. In his second innings as coach of the India A and the U-19 teams, the Wall is doing a phenomenal job of being the guiding light for several budding talents.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 12:19 IST Rahul Dravid coached the India U-19 team to World Cup glory in 2018 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahul Dravid, who turns 46 on Friday, took over as U-19 and India A coach in 2015He led India to U-19 World Cup glory in 2018 after failing in the final hurdle in 2016Dravid has insisted that youngsters going on to represent India is more important than winning junior tournamentsThere was an appreciative as well as envious tone when former Australia captain Michael Clarke and England cricketer Nick Knight pointed out Rahul Dravid’s contribution to India’s bench strength during the final Test of the recently-concluded four-Test series between India and Australia.”The right coaches, at the right places for the right players,” quipped Knight during a post-match show on Sony Six. “It seems Rahul Dravid is having a huge impact on these youngsters at the moment,” Clarke chipped in.Rahul Dravid, who turns 46 on Friday, seems to be playing a crucial knock, this time in his second innings as a cricket coach.While some of the powerhouses of world cricket, including Australia, are having a hard time to find potential superstars, India seemingly have a problem of plenty. There is an assembly line of young cricketers waiting in the wings and keeping the stars in the senior national team on their toes.Thanks to the Board of Control of Cricket in India’s (BCCI) strong domestic structure and Rahul Dravid’s work with the junior teams, India have the luxury of replacing a faulty part of the machine with quality spare parts.Wishing The Wall – Rahul Dravid a very Happy Birthday. His exploits in whites are well known but we thought we would relive one of his knocks in blue against Pakistan #HappyBirthdayRahulDravid pic.twitter.com/gJ1sgt6IrdBCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019Dravid was known to be a selfless and gritty cricketer, who relied on hard work to become the player he was during his celebrated career. Like always, Dravid’s contribution to Indian cricket, this time as a coach, is proving to be paramount.advertisementDravid started work as coach of India A and India U-19 teams in 2015 and ever since has given direction to quite a lot of budding cricketers’ aspirations.Dravid’s notion of success gives us a picture of the culture that has been cultivated in the junior teams, which have become a feeder for Virat Kohli’s Team India.”I am not trying to win the World Cup as a coach, but in developing these guys. Winning these Under-19 World Cups is not the be-all-and-end all. I will be happier if some of these guys represent India,” Dravid had said before his first U-19 World Cup assignment as a coach in India in 2016.Happy birthday to cricket legend Rahul Dravid! Here, a friendly rival shares an anecdote on why he respects Dravid so much #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/uUTkKXjlD7 cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 11, 2019Virat Kohli’s senior team is reaping the rewards of Dravid’s work with the U-19 teams over the last few years.Take Mayank Agarwal’s case for instance. The Bengaluru batsman, who scored truckloads of runs over the last few domestic seasons, has been working with Dravid on India A team’s tours.It is safe to say Agarwal has eased into international cricket like a duck takes to water. Against a top-quality Australian attack on his Test debut in Melbourne, Agarwal showed his class and managed to carry the confidence into his second Test in Sydney.”Playing under Dravid is good. We speak a lot to him about the game. He is there to help us and guide us. His advice has been very helpful. He has taught me to focus my mental energy,” Agarwal said after notching up his career-best Test score of 77 in Sydney last week.One cannot discount Rahul Dravid’s contribution to Prithvi Shaw making the progression from the junior to the senior level. The 19-year-old, who had spent most of his nascent international career with Dravid, set the stage on fire in his debut Test series against the West Indies last year, scoring 237 runs, including a century, from two matches at 118.50.Shaw has often admitted that he got the confidence to back his abilities and express his game, regardless of the stage after working with Dravid. It was not surprising to see the young opener smashing the West Indies attack to all parts of the park in his debut Test series.Called him before my debut: Hanuma VihariHanuma Vihari, who was impressive in the four-Test series in Australia, had this say before his Test debut in England last year: “I called him [Dravid] the day before I made my debut and told him I was making my debut. He spoke to me for a couple of minutes and gave his inputs and I thought it eased my nerves a little bit because it’s coming from a legend and you know that you belong here.”Let’s not forget another U-19 World Cup star, Shubhman Gill. He says he is “deeply influenced by Dravid”. The youngster is on the selectors’ radar and his chart-topping performances in the ongoing domestic season are only taking him closer tan a India call-up.advertisementThe world number one Test team is certainly heading in the right direction and if the assembly line is as resourceful as it is, the numero uno tag is not going away from the Asian giants, anytime soon.Also Read | Did you know Rahul Dravid was a commerce graduate: 19 amazing facts about ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricketAlso Read | When Sachin Tendulkar rode pillion on Ramakant Achrekar’s scooter to play up to four games a dayAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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first_img Reuters Las VegasSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 14:32 IST Britain’s Tyson Fury overcomes wound (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe referee paused the fight in the sixth round to have the cut inspectedOtto Wallin struck Tyson Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gashFury was forced to battle through bloody cut and a relentless Wallin to maintain his unbeaten recordBritain’s Tyson Fury overcame an early cut over his right eye to win a majority decision against his gutsy Swedish opponent Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday.Fury was expected to cruise against his underdog challenger, but was forced to battle through the bloody cut and a relentless Wallin to maintain his unbeaten record.The judges scored the bout 16-112, 117-111 and 118-110 in favor of Fury, but there were moments when he faced real danger.Wallin struck Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gash that had to be tended to for the remainder of the night.”It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” Fury said in a ringside interview.”For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.”The referee paused the fight in the sixth round to have the cut inspected, and that seemed to be the wake up call needed to ignite the 6-foot-9-inch boxer.Fury came alive in the middle to late rounds, pounding Wallin with close range shots though not finishing him. The final round proved a wild finish as Fury went for the kill before being hit with a powerful left from the southpaw Wallin.Wallin (20-1) entered the night undefeated but untested by notable competition. The 28-year-old exceeded expectations in an entertaining clash.”I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion,” he said. “Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”advertisementFury (29-0-1) is now scheduled to fight a rematch in February with Deontay Wilder with whom he fought to a controversial draw last December.”Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum,” Fury claimed. “That’s my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family.”Also Read | Former Wales rugby team captain Gareth Thomas reveals living with HIVAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Tyson FuryFollow Otto Wallin Next Boxing: Tyson Fury overcomes wound and Otto Wallin for points victoryOtto Wallin struck Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gash that had to be tended to for the remainder of the night.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThis post originally ran on our brother site Digital Trends:Rocket skates have been the stuff of childhood fantasy ever since Wile E. Coyote first strapped a pair of miniature Acme rockets on an old pair of roller skates as part of a harebrained scheme devised to capture The Road Runner (which, of course, never happened). That Saturday morning cartoon originally aired in 1952, and now, some 62 years later, RocketSkates are finally a real thing. Well, sort of.Related: Acton’s RocketSkates are like mini Segways you strap to your feetNaturally, strapping rockets to your ankles (or any other body part) is sure to be a spectacularly bad idea. Thankfully, Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, Peter Treadway, was clever enough to realize that with his own take on RocketSkates. As it turns out, modern-day technology makes the use of ballistic missiles as a means for bi-pedal mobility completely unnecessary. Armed with brushless DC motors, lithium-ion batteries, and microchips, Treadway set about developing what we now know as the RocketSkates, a product which made its debut as a Kickstarter project that wound up being wildly successful. 1. RocketSkates 2. RocketSkates 3. RocketSkates 4. RocketSkates 5. RocketSkates Editors’ Recommendations Seen in the video above, Treadway shows the RocketSkates in action as he skillfully snakes through event-goers at the Luxury Technology Show. He makes it look easy, but you can tell some practice will be needed by first-time users.In addition to travelling up to 12 mph, the RocketSkates can connect to smartphones to track travel, and play games or simply meet up with other RocketSkaters. Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Men’s No-Show Socks to Keep Your Feet Happy and Stink-Free last_img read more

first_img Print  Close My location zoom On October 9th, the 4010 high-speed ferry built by Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd for Damen Group, the Netherlands, launched successfully.This vessel adopts the design of a catamaran, featuring full aluminum structure, with the overall length of 39.9m, beam of 10.7m and draft of 2.55m. With a maximum speed of 39 knots, the vessel gives out an impression of gracefulness and elegance of shape.The launching marks Afai’s completion of  another contracted project of international high-end ferry in stages. It further cements the shipyard’s position on the international market. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Afai Southern, October 11, 2013last_img read more

first_imgzoom KBR has been awarded a contract for the basic design development for Heerema Offshore Services’ large new semisubmersible crane vessel (NSCV) through its subsidiary GVA. A member of KBR’s Hydrocarbons Business Group, GVA completed seven months of feasibility and conceptual studies on the NSCV in 2013. The basic design phase of the new vessel will cover the major part of 2014.Expected revenue from the contract will be included in the 2013 fourth quarter backlog of unfilled orders for the Hydrocarbons segment.“Heerema’s selection of GVA as a partner in their development of this new heavy lift vessel demonstrates confidence in GVA’s capability, experience and skills for such a challenging and strategically important project,” said Roy Oelking, KBR Hydrocarbons Group President. “We see this as the start of a long-lasting partnership between Heerema and GVA, and are committed to supporting Heerema on future development projects.”Designed for operations worldwide, the self-propelled vessel will meet Heerema’s priority requirements for maximized transit speed. The vessel will be approximately 200 meters long by 97 meters wide and will have a lifting capacity of 2 x 10,000 metric tons.Additionally, the NSCV hull configuration will feature a large deckbox on an eight-column structure mounted on two pontoons. The vessel design will meet the highest health and safety standards with minimal environmental impact during fabrication and operation, Oelking said. KBR, February 4, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Closelast_img read more

first_imgFor the people who have been fighting against oil in the Arctic, the announcement came as a sign of victory. Kent DriscollAPTN National News June 8 is World Oceans Day, and a surprise announcement by a well-known oil giant has Nunavut residents feeling hopeful about their part in protecting the world’s oceans. kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img

first_imgIn much of science fiction, space is visualized as the ultimate dumping ground. It’s big enough, certainly, and so far as we can currently tell there’s no indigenous wildlife to be disturbed by our wastefulness. When you no longer want to deal with something and want it truly gone for good, set it off into space, and forget all about it.It turns out, of course, that things aren’t so simple as that. Without some serious planning, even the strongest of pushes can leave a would-be interstellar traveler trapped as a satellite of any of a dozen celestial bodies in our solar system. It could fall down those gravity wells and crash, or have its path deformed into a weird, loopy mess.That’s what’s happened with a space-faring object called J002E3, which was originally thought to be an asteroid but which is now believed to be a piece of a rocket engine on Apollo 12. For 31 years this piece of debris circled the sun, but in the early 2000’s it wandered a little too close to the Earth and entered the planet’s Hill Sphere. This hypothetical sphere of space is the area in which the Earth is the strongest source of gravitational force, not the Sun. When this happened, J002E3 spend a few years circling the Earth in a remarkably geometric pattern, as can be seen in the animation (source).The sheer number of satellites in orbit is staggering.Notice how close this piece of debris came to the Earth itself — close enough to start threatening some of the satellites disbursed around our planet. Kessler Syndrome refers to a doomsday scenario in which the density of satellites in low Earth orbit becomes so high than any slight collision would start a chain-reaction of debris-scatting events that could lead to wide-spread destruction of worldwide communications. Some think we’ve already passed that critical density.For that reason, satellites are tracked rigorously. It’s a big enough job to just to make sure that so many thousands of orbits never intersect without having to worry about bits of the Moon landings coming in to make things even more complicated.Tracking systems did find the object before it got particularly close, however, and watched its path all throughout its time spent near. We’re beginning to accelerate the pace of our forays into space, however, and thinking once again about a manned mission to another globe. The problem of sloughed technology is only going to become more pressing, and quickly.last_img read more

first_imgDeputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos met with PASOK officials as the party decided who would represent it at the upcoming talks between Greece and the troika in Paris, a meeting for which the government is preparing intensively.The Socialists will send Christos Protopappas and Kyriakos Pierakakis to Paris on September 3, when Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis will lead the Greek delegation. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s adviser Stavros Papastavrou will also be part of the entourage heading to the French capital.Mr Samaras is yet to return from his short break in the Peloponnese as he has been suffering from back pain. However, it is he and Mr Venizelos who will have the final say later this month on Greece’s negotiating strategy for the meeting with the troika representatives. Mr Samaras and his aides are hoping that the Greek side will be able to return from Paris with positive results that the prime minister will then be able to stress in his speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair a few days later.Meanwhile, it was confirmed that civil servants would not lose their jobs or suffer wage reductions if they perform poorly in upcoming public sector evaluations. The relevant amendment was published in the Government Gazette.Source: Ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgThe High Court ordered owners and drivers of vehicles with hydraulic horns to submit their horns to the police stations in 15 days.The HC also asked police to destroy these horns.A High Court bench comprising justice Rezaul Haque and justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order on Sunday.Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, a human rights and environmental organisation, filed a writ petition on 22 August challenging the ineffectiveness in stopping the use of hydraulic horn to check sound pollution.On 23 August, the HC issued a rule after the primary hearing of the writ petition.Defendants were asked to submit reports on the implementation of the rule.Accordingly, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) chairman and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner and joint commissioner (Traffic) submitted separate reports.The petitioner’s counsel Manzil Murshid told Prothom Alo, according to reports hundreds of hydraulic horns had been seized. A fine of Tk 100 is to be imposed, according to the law.last_img read more

first_imgSanborn flagged Sharpstown High School, in the Houston Independent School District, in particular. It had the lowest graduation rate in Harris County and the entire state, at 54 percent, according to the Children at Risk analysis.It’s a dramatic change from just two years ago, when the school was held up as a model for the nation. In 2016, then U.S. Education Secretary John King visited Sharpstown High and highlighted how it supported students’ minds and bodies. Sanborn attributed much of the decline to the school losing a strong administrator.“In losing their strong principal, they lost all the mission driven staff that were there, the whole idea of taking care of the whole child has discontinued,” he explained. “And they’ve really just gone back to business as usual and expecting kids to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, and that doesn’t work.”According to state data, Sharpstown graduates almost 90 percent of its students in five years, similar to the state-wide graduation rate. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X A recent report shows that some Houston area high schools still struggle to graduate the majority of their students, raising red flags about the region’s future potential workforce and poverty.In the report, Children at Risk estimated that in Harris County about 83 percent of students earn a high school diploma, with about half a dozen Houston high schools falling below a 60-percent graduation rate.“Really we’re talking in Houston about one in five kids that start high school that don’t finish,” said Bob Sanborn, who leads the advocacy group. “More importantly, if you start high school and don’t finish, that means that you’ve sort of doomed yourself to living in poverty and to really keeping that cycle of poverty alive.”Children at Risk uses a stricter calculation for graduation rates than the state, which estimates almost 90 percent of Texans finish high school.center_img 00:00 /00:53 Listen Sharelast_img read more

first_imgLevel-5, developer of the popular Professor Layton series of DS adventure games, has announced something new: a hostess game for 3DS.Girls’ RPG Cinderellife is the title, according to an article in Japan’s weekly Famitsu gaming mag, and takes place in “Neo-Ginza,” where you, a young girl, come to establish yourself as the next great hostess. This is something of a twist on the ‘hostess genre’ as we in the US know it, where Sega’s Yakuza series brought over a mini-game centered on running a hostess club, not being one of the girls paid to flirt with customers.Here, avatars work at a club called The Castle, where customers range from major politicians to famous singers. Players level up by doing well with each customer, which of course means ordering expensive food and drinks from the menu.Players will have over a thousand items to use to customize their avatar’s makeup and outfit, and decorate her own room.Cinderellife is actually a port of a similar game Level-5 runs on its own mobile gaming social network in Japan. Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino told Famitsu that that game, Kyabajoppi, is their top-performing game on the network and so deserved “a full RPG experience.”The game will reach Japanese shelves in 2011 and will probably never see the light of day in the United States.Read more at 1uplast_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The review is geared toward examining the practices of online platforms that dominate internet search, social media and retail services, which includes Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple, according to the report. The move is the strongest by DOJ so far towards big tech, which faces increased scrutiny from both political parties because of the expanded market power the companies have and the tremendous amount of consumer data they control. The review is designed to go above and beyond recent plans for scrutinizing the tech sector that were crafted by the Justice department and the FTC. DOJ will examine big tech’s growth in size and reach The Justice Department will examine issues including how the most dominant tech firms have grown in size and expanded their reach into additional businesses. They are also interested in how these tech companies have leveraged the powers that come with having very large networks of users, the department said. There is no defined end-goal yet for the review than to understand whether there are antitrust problems that need addressing, the officials said. The inquiry could eventually lead to more focused investigations of specific company conduct, they said. The review also presents risks for the companies beyond whether antitrust issues are identified. The department won’t ignore other company practices that may raise concerns about compliance with other laws, officials said. “Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands,” Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said in a statement. “The department’s antitrust review will explore these important issues.” At a broader level, the division will work in close coordination with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, the officials said. DoJ hosted a meeting with critics of social media giants WSJ further mentioned that the department had recently hosted a private presentation where officials heard from critics of Facebook, who walked through their concerns about the social-media giant and advocated for its breakup. Tech and antitrust observers believed issues related to Facebook’s dominance were to be handled by the FTC. Both the FTC and the Justice Department have made clear that they view tech-sector competition issues as a priority. Under agreements brokered in recent months between Mr. Delrahim and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, the Justice Department obtained clearance to proceed with a probe of whether Google has engaged in illegal monopolization tactics, as well as jurisdiction over Apple for similar issues. FTC has already undertaken a lengthy consumer-protection investigation of Facebook’s privacy practices, and imposed a $5 billion fine to Facebook for which the company was already prepared. Justice Department officials said those agreements weren’t meant to be open-ended or all-encompassing. But in any case the department isn’t trying to pre-empt the FTC’s work, they said, and suggested the two agencies might explore different tech practices by the same company, as well as different legal theories for possible cases. Apart from the Justice Department and FTC scrutiny, a House antitrust subcommittee also is taking a broad look at potential anticompetitive conduct in the tech sector. Executives from Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon all testified before the panel last week. “I don’t think big is necessarily bad, but I think a lot of people wonder how such huge behemoths that now exist in Silicon Valley have taken shape under the nose of the antitrust enforcers,” Mr. Barr told senators. “You can win that place in the marketplace without violating the antitrust laws, but I want to find out more about that dynamic.” The market and community reactions Hours after this news on Tuesday, shares for the four companies were down. Apple was down by about 0.4%, Amazon by about 1.13%, Alphabet by about 0.96%, and Facebook by about 1.65% according to CNBC report. On this news, Professor at NYUStern, Rob Seamans put forth his views and proposes a few ideas on how the law makers can regulate the big tech. He says  lawmakers should break big tech in a horizontal way, which means that the big tech firm is divided into two smaller, but similar-looking firms. Another idea of break up can be vertical in nature, which means that the big tech firm’s platform remains the same, but it has to spin off anything that uses the platform. For example, Google’s search platform would no longer be able to provide its own maps or other “edge services.” On Hacker News, this development has gained significant attention and discussions revolve around the question of whether scientifically the tech companies have made any progress. One of the user comments reads, “I just finished the Eric Weinstein/Peter Thiel podcast, and came away mostly agreeing with their assessment that we’ve really stagnated when it comes to progressing scientifically. I definitely feel like there’s this illusion of tech innovation coming from these big companies that suck up all the tech talent, but at the end of the day the best and brightest are working on optimizing ad clicks (FB, Goog) or getting people to buy crap (Amazon) or working on incremental hardware improvements (Apple). If anything, I would hope any outcome against big tech would level the playing field when it comes to attracting talent, and create an environment where working on true “moonshot” tech was not so risky.” Democratic presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren have  been calling for the breakup of companies like Google and Facebook since the start of the year. And a few Republicans have voiced concerns about whether tech companies disfavor conservative voices on their platform. Last month the US regulators had already planned to probe Google on anti-trust issues; Facebook, Amazon & Apple were also under legal scrutiny. This month the EU Commission opened an antitrust case against Amazon on the grounds of violating the EU competition rules under Article 101. Read Next EU Commission opens an antitrust case against Amazon on grounds of violating EU competition rules US regulators plan to probe Google on anti-trust issues; Facebook, Amazon & Apple also under legal scrutiny Facebook sets aside $5 billion in anticipation of an FTC penalty for its user data practiceslast_img read more