first_imgIf election campaigns mean shrill rhetoric and sharp attacks on political rivals, Prahlad Singh Tipaniya could well stand out for his unique approach. A stranger to the world of politics so far but a renowned folk singer from the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Tipaniya has been declared as the Congress candidate from Dewas, a reserved seat for Scheduled Castes.The folk singer, whose mastery of Kabir bhajans is well known, said he will reach out to his voters through his bhajans.“I will talk about well-being, compassion and progress through my bhajans,” said Prahlad-ji, as he is popularly called, while speaking to The Hindu over phone from his ancestral village of Luniyakhedi in Ujjain district. At a time when election speeches have become more about sharp, personal attacks on rivals, will bhajans be enough to take on his rivals? “You can put me in politics, but can’t take the bhajan out of me. Everyone has a point of view. My view is that while some have a more ugra (aggressive) way of putting across their ideas, you can permanently change someone’s mind only when you can convince him with conviction,” he said.A Padma Shri recipient, Mr. Tipaniya, who now spends most of his time talking of Sadguru Kabir Sewa Smarak Shodh Sansthan, has travelled around the world, spreading the message of compassion and fraternity as propounded by Kabir, a 15th century poet who is now regarded as a saint by his followers.Asked how he plans to handle the divisive discourse during elections, especially with regard to polarising issues such as religion and caste, he offers Kabir’s dohas (couplets) to make a point about ignorance.”What is the religion of paani (water), hawa (air) or a tree? Don’t you know that they exist to serve everyone?” said the folk singer, who retired as a school science teacher.“If the Sadguru [Sant Kabir] gives me the opportunity to serve the people through politics, then I will do so. I have not yet thought about what will happen if they target me personally,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgDREAM TEAM: (From left) Dravid, Kumble, Akram and Younis will represent AsiaThe stunning millennium stadium in Wales, originally meant for soccer and rugby, is becoming an increasingly popular venue for another unlikely sport: international indoor cricket or power cricket.The retractable roof allows play in England’s unpredictable weather, which is why,DREAM TEAM: (From left) Dravid, Kumble, Akram and Younis will represent AsiaThe stunning millennium stadium in Wales, originally meant for soccer and rugby, is becoming an increasingly popular venue for another unlikely sport: international indoor cricket or power cricket.The retractable roof allows play in England’s unpredictable weather, which is why DP Cricket, a sports marketing agency, is planning a power cricket tournament on January 25 and 26 between Asia and the Rest of the World.Asia will comprise six Pakistani and six Indian players, including Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Inza-mam-ul-Haq, Azhar Mahmood and Shahid Afridi from Pakistan, and Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Mongia and Virender Sehwag from India.The Rest of the World team will include Courtney Walsh, Stephen Fleming, Nathan Astle and Lance Klusener. It doesn’t get better than this. Last year’s match – when it was held for the first time – lived up to expectations.Says Walsh, former West Indies captain: “I am delighted to play in the international indoor matches at the Millennium Stadium. I have fond memories of playing Test and county cricket in England – but not the time spent in pavilions waiting for the rain to stop. Indoor cricket guarantees action for players and fans alike, and is an exciting way forward.”Exciting or not, the shorter version of one-day cricket is certainly gaining popularity. Each game lasts approximately five hours and in power cricket rain never stops play.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir (R) and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli (L). File Photo   –  The Hindu COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket Published on May 04, 2016 ×center_img Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir was fined for “abusing ground equipment”, while Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was penalised for a second time for maintaining a slow over-rate during the two sides’ IPL match here.“Gautam Gambhir from the Kolkata Knight Riders team was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru last evening,” the IPL said in a statement.Gambhir was seen kicking a chair during KKR’s win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.“Mr Gambhir admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.8) of abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” the IPL stated.Kohli, meanwhile, was fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during last evening’s match.Since it was his second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kohli was fined Rs 24 lakh, while the rest of the team was fined Rs 6 lakh each or 25 per cent of their match fee. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir (R) and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli (L). File Photo   –  The Hindu COMMENT SHARE IPL 2016last_img read more

first_img“Country RepTrak” or “The World’s Most Reputable Countries” is a tool used by the Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in Boston and Copenhagen, to help advise countries on how to bolster their reputations around the globe. The list titled “The World’s Most Reputable Countries” by the institute ranks 55 countries with the highest GDPs. For this, the Reputation Institute also takes into consideration various other factors including physical beauty, whether the countries offer an array of appealing experiences like food, sports and entertainment, whether they produce high-quality products and services and high transparency and low corruption rates. Check out the list of World’s 10 Most Reputable Countries:1. Canada  A sovereign state in the northern part of North America, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. As per the 2016 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of Canada is 40,409 dollars. 2. Norway A sovereign and unitary monarchy, Norway is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East, on a per-capita basis. As per the 2016 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of Norway is 69,712 dollars. 3. Sweden  This Scandinavian country in Northern Europe is the third-largest country in the European Union by area. As per the 2015 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of Sweden is 48,966 dollars.4. Switzerland  One of the wealthiest countries in the world, Switzerland is a federal republic in Europe. As per the 2016 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of Switzerland is 78,179 dollars.5. Australia World’s sixth-largest country by total area, Australia is also one of the wealthiest in the world. As per the 2015 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of Australia is 51,642 dollars.advertisement6. Finland  In 2015, Finland was ranked first in the World Human Capital and the Press Freedom Index, and as the most stable country in the world in the Failed States Index. As per the 2016 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of Finland is 42,654 dollars.7. New Zealand  This island country was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. As per the 2016 estimate, the per capita GDP (nominal) of New Zealand is 36,254 dollars. Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

first_imgManchester United swept to their second straight 4-0 win to start the Premier League season by thrashing Swansea on Saturday, with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring again for Jose Mourinho’s side.Center back Eric Bailly gave United the lead on the stroke of halftime with a close-range strike at a corner, and the visitors were comfortable in the second half before running amok in the final 10 minutes.Lukaku slotted home in the 80th from a pass by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who then set up Pogba to deftly chip goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the 82nd.Martial, on as a substitute, scored United’s third goal in a devastating four-minute span when he finished a counter-attack with a low shot into the corner.Lukaku, Pogba and Martial all scored in a 4-0 home win over West Ham last weekend.Eight goals scored and two clean sheets makes for an encouraging start to the season for Mourinho, who has built an imposing and clinical team that looks equipped to challenge for the title.”We are more confident, we know each other more,” said Pogba, who is showing a greater attacking threat this season with Nemanja Matic patrolling United’s midfield behind him.Mkhitaryan has set up four goals in the opening two league games of the season – Pogba called him “the assist man” – and Lukaku already has four goals in his first three games, including one against Real Madrid in the UEFA Cuper Cup.This wasn’t the fast-paced United that demolished West Ham until the final 10 minutes, when Swansea’s defense opened up. The Welsh team, which sold its star player Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton this week, has beaten United twice in August in the last three years but rarely looked like scoring at Liberty Stadium.advertisementThe only time the hosts seriously threatened United was in the third minute when Jordan Ayew broke clear thanks to a fortunate ricochet and curled an attempted cross – with the outside of his right foot – against the crossbar.United defender Phil Jones also struck the bar in the ninth minute with an effort that came off his shoulder from Juan Mata’s inswinging free kick.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — A base hit in his final at-bat brought tears to Bobby Abreu’s eyes.Abreu bid goodbye to the big leagues with a single that sparked the decisive rally, and the New York Mets beat Houston 8-3 Sept. 28th as Jose Altuve became the first Astros player to win a batting title.“Special,” said Abreu, who was out of the majors last year. “The way that I wanted to end it — on the field.”Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished tied with Atlanta for second in the NL East, their highest spot in the standings since 2008. New York (79-83) won its last two games to improve by five wins over consecutive 74-88 records the previous two years.Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting crown with two more hits.Initially benched by the Astros to protect his lead, the pint-sized All-Star reiterated his desire to play and the team complied, revealing he was added to the starting lineup in a Twitter post about 35 minutes before the first pitch.The mini-saga made for a bizarre morning at Citi Field, but Altuve was hardly affected at the plate. He went 2-for-4 with a ground-rule double and a run-scoring infield single, ending the season with 225 hits and a .341 average — both best in the majors.In the clubhouse afterward, the Astros toasted Altuve with champagne poured into plastic cups. He posed for pictures with several teammates and autographed bats for them.Altuve began the day with a three-point lead over Detroit slugger Victor Martinez, who went 0-for-3 and finished at .335. “I think this is way better than just sitting on the bench and waiting for something,” Altuve said. “If you want to win something, you’ve got to win it on the field.”Houston (70-92) improved by 19 wins over last year, the second-best turnaround in the majors behind the Los Angeles Angels.Duda’s two-run double off rookie Nick Tropeano (1-3) snapped a fifth-inning tie, moments after Abreu singled to left field in a fitting farewell.After announcing Sept. 26th that he planned to retire when the season was over, the 40-year-old Abreu received his first start Sept. 28th since July 25. He got a standing ovation from the crowd of 34,897 following his 2,470th career hit and teared up as he doffed his helmet.Altuve, a fellow Venezuelan, tossed the souvenir ball to Abreu at first base and sidled over for a warm handshake. A choked-up Abreu hugged pinch-runner Eric Young Jr. and headed to the dugout.“I feel really good for him. He’s one of the best players from Venezuela. He played 18 years in the big leagues and he had a really good career,” Altuve said.Abreu leads all active players with 574 doubles and 1,476 walks. “Just enjoying the moment,” he said after the game, still in uniform.Duda hit a two-run shot in a four-run eighth to give him 30 home runs and 92 RBIs in a breakout season. “That’s a pretty nice number. Hopefully build on that and take it into next season,” he said.Ruben Tejada added a two-run homer of his own.The 41-year-old Colon (15-13) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings, surpassing 200 innings for the season.Tropeano, who grew up nearby on Long Island, had a large cheering section — he figured it numbered more than 100 — behind the Houston dugout that chanted his name at times during his fourth major league start.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night, AIIMS sources said. She was 67. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS at 10:15 PM and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. She had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons.last_img

The bilateral segment of the programme includes a speaking engagement by Minister Samaraweera at the Chatham House on the efforts of the Unity Government to move forward peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will undertake an official visit to the United Kingdom on 9-14 January 2017. This is the first high-level visit from Sri Lanka to the UK, since the appointment of the new Government of Prime Minister Theresa May following the Brexit vote in July 2016.The visit reflects the continuing dialogue between Sri Lanka and the UK since resetting bilateral ties in January 2015, the Foreign Ministry said. Minister Samaraweera is scheduled to meet with Boris Johnson, UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and other key interlocutors. The discussions are expected to review developments in the bilateral relationship, including the way forward to further advance trade and investment between the two countries. The Minister will apprise his counterpart on the milestones being achieved by the Sri Lankan Government in institutional building to strengthen democracy, reconciliation and inclusive development. During the visit, the Minister will also meet with the Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary General to discuss Sri Lanka’s shared interests and cooperation as an active member of the organization. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2017 11:53 am MDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Saskatchewan finance minister says budget update will come Friday REGINA – Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says he will present a first-quarter budget update on Friday.Doherty says it’s too soon to know what impact a drought in southwestern Saskatchewan might have on budget numbers.He says there’s no question the area is in distress, but producers in other regions are reporting better-than-expected yields given the conditions.Agriculture has been helping the Saskatchewan government’s bottom line in the last couple of years — bumper crops have boosted the books while oil and gas prices fell.The budget delivered in March was — by Premier Brad Wall’s own description — unpopular with voters because of cuts that were made to help tackle a $1.3-billion deficit.The government ended up reversing cuts to libraries, community-based organizations and to poor people for funeral services. read more

“Initial results suggest that there is evidence of transactional sex and sex with minors. There are also a number of paternity claims,” said the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in a press release on Friday. Additionally, the Mission noted that the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners were providing medical and psycho-social support to the victims. Having received allegations on 23 March of sexual exploitation and abuse by members of the Tanzanian contingent of the Mission’s Force Intervention Brigade in Mavivi village, near Beni in the Eastern DRC, MONUSCO immediately dispatched a Response Team – led by the Conduct and Discipline Unit – to ascertain the facts.This information was communicated to the Tanzanian authorities through the Permanent Mission in New York and to the DRC authorities on the ground. In line with the Secretary General’s zero tolerance policy and UN Security Council Resolution 2272 (2016), MONUSCO announced, “these allegations are being immediately and thoroughly investigated and if substantiated, prompt action will be taken,” adding that the alleged perpetrators had been ordered to remain in their camp during the investigation.Further updated information will follow as it becomes available. read more

WESTERN CONFERENCE1. Los Angeles LakersThe defending world champions added Ron Artest into the starting lineup, and center Andrew Bynum will return soon from an Achilles injury. But the Lakers have been sluggish closing out the season, and Kobe Bryant has been banged up for most of the season. With many potentially dangerous roadblocks, it will be tough for Los Angeles to reach the NBA Finals for the third straight year. They still have the best chance to do so.2. Dallas MavericksDallas was one of the best teams in the NBA after acquiring guard Caron Butler and center Brendan Haywood from Washington. Even though the Mavs have Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki as the cornerstones of their team, they ended up with the San Antonio Spurs in the first round, a team nobody wants to play in the playoffs. If they get out of the first round, Dallas has a shot at the NBA Finals.3. Phoenix SunsThis Phoenix team is very different from the one from five years ago, but it is still all about the high-tempo offense of Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire, a superstar duo. But their flash has not yielded great playoff success, as the Suns have given up the most points of any playoff team. If Nash and Stoudemire stay hot, the Suns can make a lot of noise in the later rounds out West.4. Denver NuggetsCarmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups remain one of the best duos out West, and Denver’s forwards are excellent rebounders. But they have struggled as coach George Karl has undergone treatment for throat cancer, and the Nuggets’ road record is one of the worst among playoff teams. With Karl most likely out for the first round, Denver will need to dig deep against Utah. If they do, they can get a rematch with the Lakers.5. Utah JazzA team stacked with big men, the sky is the limit for the Jazz. With the leadership and playmaking abilities of point guard Deron Williams, the Jazz have big men and 3-point shooters. What they lack is a pure shooter who can hit the mid-range jump shot on a regular basis when Williams gets in trouble and cannot dish it off to one of his big men.6. Portland Trail BlazersA young team on the rise, the Blazers have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this experience. Unfortunately, they will be without All-star and leader Brandon Roy in the first series due to a torn meniscus in his right knee that needs surgery. An injury plagued season, first losing Greg Oden and now Roy, they hope to upset the Phoenix Suns in the first round.7. San Antonio SpursExperience, experience, experience. That’s what the Spurs have, but maybe too much experience. With the great Tim Duncan, age might hinder the Spurs’ run if he cannot carry the team on his back like he did in his wonder years. This is where they hope superstar sixth man Manu Ginobili can keep up his hot streak and lead the team to another title. With the off-season acquisition of Richard Jefferson and the solid point guard play of Tony Parker, the Spurs are still a team to reckon with in the playoffs.8. Oklahoma City ThunderThough it’s the Thunder’s first playoff appearance since moving to OKC, scoring champion Kevin Durant hopes to not make it a short tenure. Even though they are young and hungry, they lack size and 3-point shooters. To top it off, they are matched up with last year’s NBA Champion Lakers in the first round. But gaining experience and seeing how far they can make it will only better the young squad for future seasons to come.-Tim Bielik and Michael WillisEASTERN CONFERENCE1. Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James. Enough said. Aside from showcasing arguably the best player in the league, the Cavs are second in 3-point percentage and third in overall field goal percentage, making them one of the most potent offenses in all of basketball. While there don’t seem to be many soft spots in Cleveland’s game, center Shaquille O’Neal has not seen action since suffering a thumb injury in late February, which could cause a weakened post presence. Finishing four games better than the defending champion Lakers, it is hard to not have Cleveland as a favorite to win the east if not the whole thing.2. Orlando Magic The Magic have one of the best big men in the game in Dwight Howard, who proved to be too much for anyone else in the east to handle last postseason, including Cleveland, and could provide Orlando with a slight edge in the east once again. Orlando has been inconsistent at times this season. Both Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis have struggled at points, which could spell disaster in crunch time. If Carter and Lewis can find their shooter’s touch and Howard maintains his dominating presence in the post, the Magic could give the Cavs a run for their money come conference finals time.3. Atlanta HawksIn his first year in Atlanta, sharp shooter Jamal Crawford has been a huge boost off the bench for the Hawks, providing what could be just the spark they need to get over the hump in the east. Mustering just one playoff series victory in the last 10 years, the Hawks lack the postseason experience that the other top tier teams will benefit from. Atlanta has come a long way in the last 3 years, but they will have to come much further, much quicker if they want to get past Orlando and Cleveland.4. Boston CelticsThe nod for most experienced team in the east would have to go to the Celtics whose starting five that won the NBA title in ’08 remains intact. Boston struggled down the stretch, posting a 3-7 record over their last ten games, and age remains a factor with the ‘Big 3′ all approaching their mid 30’s. The Celtics shined in ’08 but, despite the starting line-up remaining the same, their lack of youth is a big challenge in challenging for the Eastern Conference title. 5. Miami HeatOn a hot streak, winning 12 of its last 13 games, and guard Dwayne Wade has the ability to take over a game. Not much talent behind Wade, especially in the front court. Miami was 0-3 against Boston in the regular season. Although the Heat has the best chance at an upset in the East going against the aging Celtics, Miami’s weak front court will not be able to handle Boston’s big men. 6. Milwaukee BucksMidseason acquisition John Salmons has averaged 19.9 points per game since joining the Bucks, and point guard Brandon Jennings is a contender for Rookie of the Year. Milwaukee lost its best player, forward Andrew Bogut, to injury near the end of the season. Can others step up?With Bogut, the Bucks could have made a deep run in the playoffs. Without him, they will be lucky to win two games against Atlanta. 7. Charlotte BobcatsBobcats are very good defensively, allowing the fewest points in the NBA at 93.8 per game. Guard Stephen Jackson can score from anywhere. Charlotte has also scored the fewest points of any team at 95.3 per game. The Bobcats have no answer for Orlando’s Dwight Howard in the post, especially if Tyson Chandler’s recent injuries linger. Charlotte’s defense will keep them in games, but the team lacks the inside presence to win more than a few games against the Magic. 8. Chicago BullsDerrick Rose is an explosive point guard and averaged 17 points and 9.3 assists against Cleveland this season. The Bulls allowed more points than they scored this season. They simply don’t have the talent to give the Cavs much of a problem. Although the Bulls split the season series against Cleveland, the most recent victory came with LeBron James on the sideline. James will not be resting during the playoffs. -Travis Kozek and Matt Skrajner read more

The worst hotspots for Christmas getaway jams have been identified by traffic experts.Motorists are being warned to expect “significant congestion on major roads” such as the M25, M6 and M40 as an estimated 20 million leisure journeys are made in the UK this week.Research by the RAC and traffic information firm Inrix suggests getaway traffic will be staggered over the coming days, reaching a peak towards the weekend.Thursday and Friday are expected to be the worst days for congestion, with 2.5 million and 2.8 million vehicles respectively making leisure trips while battling for road space with regular commuters.On Thursday, delays of up to three hours are expected on one section of the northbound M6, while on Friday part of the southbound M40 could see drivers queuing for more than 90 minutes.Drivers are being advised to use alternative routes or wait until 8pm before setting off to avoid the worst queues. Inrix data scientist Joshua Kidd said: “Our data shows that compared to a normal day, Thursday 20th December will see the biggest increase in cars on the road.”With most drivers setting out mid-morning, traffic will become heavier over the course of the afternoon and stay congested into the evening. On Friday part of the southbound M40 could see drivers queuing for more than 90 minutes On Friday part of the southbound M40 could see drivers queuing for more than 90 minutes “But it’s not just those off to see family and friends – commuters, last-ditch shoppers and online deliveries will contribute to clogging the roads.”Drivers are advised to seek out alternative routes to their destinations and use the latest technology for real-time updates.”Highways England will lift more than 200 miles of roadworks on the country’s motorways and major A-roads by 6am on Friday to ensure more than 97% of the network is open for the festive getaway.RAC patrol of the year Mark Souster urged motorists to carry out basic maintenance checks on their cars – such as oil, coolant and screenwash levels and tyre condition – before setting off.He said: “It’s vitally important every driver planning a trip gives their car a once-over to make sure it’s up to the job.”A single breakdown can bring some roads to a grinding halt, slowing down the Christmas getaway for all of us.”The anticipated jams will be compounded by extensive disruption to the rail network, with planned engineering work and strikes forcing more people on to the roads over the festive period.Strikes are likely to affect routes run by Northern Rail and South Western Railway, while Network Rail is planning extensive engineering work on lines running into major stations such as London Paddington and London Victoria. 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

first_imgFOLLOWING ON FROM Ireland’s €3.75 billion bond sale yesterday, Bank of Ireland launched its own sale today and raised €750 million from investors.The sale was five times oversubscribed according to Bank of Ireland who say that they took orders worth €3.75 billion.The bonds have a five-year maturity and the average yield on the transaction was 3.337 per cent.The issuance was sold to 240 different investors with the bank saying that 97 per cent of the trade was from international investors.Lead investment banks on the transaction were Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Royal Bank of Scotland.A statement from Bank of Ireland described the sale as “highly successful”.“Today’s transaction strongly underlines Bank of Ireland’s on-going ability to access capital markets at improving prices since returning to the public bond markets with a range of covered bond trades,” according to a spokesperson.Today’s sales comes a month after the bank raised almost €2 billion as part of plans to begin repaying the State €1.8 billion of preference shares bought by the government.Read: Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 billion >Read: Bank of Ireland raises funds to begin repaying over €2 billion to the State >last_img read more

first_imgGoogle veut démocratiser Chrome OS. Les fabricants en désaccordLe géant Google, qui incluait déjà son Chrome Os sur certains netbooks (d’ailleurs appelés Chromebooks) voudrait élargir son emprise aux PC de bureau. Cependant, les constructeurs se montrent plutôt méfiants.Le membre du conseil d’administration de la firme américaine, Eric Schmidt, en tournée en Asie, aurait récemment fait part aux fabricants de PC des avantages d’avoir Chrome OS sur les ordinateurs de bureau. Quelques points positifs soulignés par Eric Schmidt : le temps de démarrage rapide, l’absence de virus et aucun frais. N’importe qui se laisserait séduire !À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Mais le fait est que les constructeurs sont réticents  à cette idée pour une simple (et bonne ?) raison : les mauvaises ventes de Chromebooks. Qu’est-ce qui pousseraient davantage les clients à acheter un PC de bureau avec Chrome, alors qu’ils ne l’ont pas fait pour les Chromebooks ? C’est la question que se pose les fabricants. De plus, Chrome fonctionne principalement sur le principe du « cloud » et cet avantage deviendrait vite un inconvénient dans un endroit dépourvu de connexion internet.Les seules vraies nouveautés que Chrome OS apporterait seraient l’absence de virus et la rapidité au démarrage. Il faut donc croire que ses arguments ne suffisent pas pour motiver les fabricants. Google et son Chrome ont encore du travail sur la planche…Le 11 novembre 2011 à 09:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Eating brains is one of the things zombies absolutely love to do, but it’s probably not too healthy for a regular human being to do. But you can pretend and have fun, right? That’s what you can do with Village Vanguard and Panda Hole’s ingenious invention No-Men noodles, or Brain Noodles. They look like pink ramen noodles that come in a package with a clear brain-shaped window on them — they really do resemble brains, especially when you dump them out into a bowl and eat them when cooked!The noodles are soaked in what’s referred to as a “brain broth” but it really tastes like miso and salt. We’ll take their word for it that that’s what brains taste like. The marketing campaign shows the noodles being eaten fresh out of a teenage girl’s head for extra shock value, and the ramen itself contains B1, which is a big selling point.The No-Men runs for about $3.60 a pack and can be purchased at Village Vanguard, but if you’re not in the neighborhood, you’ll have to wait and see if you’re lucky enough to find a package or two online. Or you could just get some pink food coloring and color clear broth and ramen with it. That’d probably do the trick nicely if you were really hurting for some ramen noodles that look like brains. Of course, you’ll have to add in all the niceties after you’re done cooking things. It could work, but it would probably be more expensive.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu last_img read more

first_img Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam Facebook A two-hour edited version of this Monday’s WWE RAW will be airing on Tuesday night (6/30) starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 p.m. CT) as a lead-in for the next episode of Tough Enough on the USA Network. It remains to be seen if this will continue as it was a response to the lower amount of viewers the debut episode drew last week, which was nearly one-third the audience of the 2011 version featuring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as host.For those who missed it, the debut episode on 6/23 drew 1.21 million viewers live.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSteve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlamVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 45.65%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Twitter Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte center_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Steve Austin Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Stone Cold Steve Austin Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Jack Owen Roman Reigns is in Remissionlast_img read more

first_imgGianluigi Buffon is expected to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain this week after agreeing on a two-year deal, reports Calcio MercatoThe 40-year-old is out of contract at Juventus at the end of this month and had been expected to retire from professional football at the end of this season.However, Buffon held a press conference last month and announced that he would be leaving Juventus after 17 years and confirmed that he had retracted his decision to retire this year.The 2006 World Cup winner has received a numerous amount of offers and is now set to complete his free transfer to PSG this week with an announcement expected either on Tuesday or Wednesday.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The move will likely see current PSG number one Areola being relegated to the bench, who has now accepted the likely hood of his “idol” joining the Ligue 1 champions.“Buffon is my idol and I could find myself working with him, we’ll see what happens,” he told Telefooot.Reports state that Buffon has agreed to a two-year contract that will see him earn €7m per season plus bonuses and will allow him to take on an ambassadorial role for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.last_img read more

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man died and another was taken to the hospital after, officials said, shots rang out in a Northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, Saturday afternoon.Investigators said the men were hit near Northwest 143rd Street and 14th Avenue, at around 2:30 p.m.Responding officers found one of the victims dead at the scene. Family members identified him as 32-year-old Christopher Grant.Officials said the other victim was taken to Aventura Hospital by an unknown person.There is no word on what may have sparked the gunfire.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe Act reads: “To prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees; to require certain provisions in collective bargaining agreements; to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to make appropriations.” Official election results will come to City Council for certification on March 26. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享City of Seward voters have approved a employee relations measure in the unofficial results from Tuesday’s special election. If adopted, Public Employment Relations Act would oversee the organization of public employees in the City of Seward instead of the city council. In the unofficial results released on March 19; 129 voters were in favor, 107 were opposed.center_img In addition to the votes cast on election day, there are 47 absentee in person ballots and 5 questioned ballots to be counted by the Canvass Board on Thursday, March 21, at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. All public is invited to attend. The question put before the voters was: Currently, the Public Employment Relations Act (“the Act”) does not apply to City of Seward employees.  Voting “yes” would repeal the ordinance which exempts the City from the Act.   So a “yes” vote would mean that the Act would apply to City Employees, and a “no” vote would keep the current situation. Seward long ago opted out of the Public Employment Relations Act, which meant the Seward City Council had control over the city’s labor policy, which includes employee organizing activity.last_img read more