Mario Balotelli Balotelli given two-game ban for diving Jamie Smith 06:02 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Mario Balotelli Ligue 1 Nice The future of the Italy international remains in doubt, but the forward has been given a two-match Ligue 1 ban. Mario Balotelli will be banned for the first two matches of the new Ligue 1 season – if the Italy international remains in French football.The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) confirmed on Thursday that Balotelli has been hit with a two-match suspension.Balotelli was given the ban after the LFP ruled he dived in a match against Caen, leading to Ismael Diomande being sent off. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Nice forward Balotelli is out of contract at the club, having spent two seasons rebuilding his reputation in Ligue 1.The Italy international has scored 33 goals for Nice over the past two Ligue 1 campaigns, while adding seven strikes in the Europa League for the club. His solid form in France’s top flight earned him a recall for Italy, with the striker scoring in his return to the Azzurri. Balotelli has previously stated that he is uncertain what his club future holds, admitting to Nice’s official website he makes his decisions on a week-by-week basis. New Nice coach Patrick Vieira has said he expects Balotelli to report for pre-season training despite speculation over his future.Ligue 1 rivals Marseille are reportedly keen on Balotelli, who has also been linked with a Serie A return to either Napoli or Roma.
Tata Sons is reportedly stepping up efforts to ensure that its group companies successfully bid for GE Capital’s stake in SBI Cards worth Rs 2,000 crore. Tata Capital and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are jointly bidding to buy the stake.Bombay House, headquarters of India’s largest business house Tata Group, is “working on a bid” that integrates the potential of its non-banking finance company (NBFC) Tata Capital and software unit TCS.”Tata Sons has put its weight behind this move because it has identified financial services as a key growth area,” a source familiar with the Tata Group’s plans, told Business Standard.In April, the New York-based GE decided to sell most of GE Capital assets, as a part of its plans to exit financial services completely.”GE Capital wants to exit the business completely, so the bidder has to acquire not only its stakes in the front-end business but also in the back-end company,” the source added.For its credit card business, the State Bank of India (SBI) had announced a tie-up with GE Capital in 1998. The business is run through two joint ventures, SBI Cards & Payment Services and GE Capital Business Process Management Services Ltd. GE holds 40% stake in the former and 60% in the latter.While SBI Cards & Payment Services is responsible for marketing and distribution of credit cards, GE Capital Business Process Management Services Ltd handles technology and processing through its captive BPO unit.Acquiring GE’s stake in SBI will give a major boost to Tata Capital , as its card business operates on the SBI Cards platform. Also, TCS is the technology services provider for SBI’s core banking platform and other value-added services.”The combined strength of Tata Capital and TCS has made the Tata Group a front runner for the stake,” said an investment banker.SBI Cards posted a net profit of Rs 300 crore for the fiscal year ending March 2015.
MexicoAt least 14 people were killed and 8 injured Tuesday night in northern Mexico when an armed group opened fire in a drug addiction rehabilitation center, local police said.In a statement security officials in the city of Chihuahua said “an armed group entered the Uniting Families rehabilitation center,” attacking those inside with assault rifles.First responders arrived on scene to care for the wounded in the center, where some 25 people were estimated to have been during the attack.The state of Chihuahua, which borders the United States, has endured some of the worst violence in Mexico’s decade-long militarized battle against drug trafficking.In the past decade at least half a dozen attacks have taken place in rehabilitation centers, and according to authorities are generally perpetrated by gang members settling scores with rivals hiding in the centers.Since the Mexican government launched its war on cartels in 2006, more than 200,000 people have died or disappeared amid the violence.
Explore further Citation: Intel’s Atom CE 4100 SoC Will Transform Internet TV (w/ Video) (2009, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-intel-atom-ce-soc-internet.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Dell Talking About 80-Core Chip Processor The new Atom processor is part of Intel’s new family of media processors. Formerly codenamed “Sodaville,” the new chip is the first 45nm-based System-on-Chip to be designed on Intel’s architecture.The CE4100 replaces Intel’s former CE 3100 processor which is an older Pentium core processor. Intel’s newest Atom processor core is expected to reach speeds of about 1.2GHz and offer support for a range of industry standards. Intel is also teaming up with Adobe to provide support for the Adobe Flash Player 10 on Intel’s family of CE media processors. The new CE4100 SoC also provides MPEG-4 support, 3D graphics capability, high-end audio and can also capture uncompressed 1080p video. (PhysOrg.com) — At the IDF event, in Santa Clara, California, Intel announced the debut of their newest System-on-Chip (SoC), the Intel Atom processor CE4100. The CE4100 SoC is designed exclusively to facilitate Internet content and other services to digital TVs, Blu-ray players and other entertainment devices. At the IDF event, in Santa Clara, California, Intel’s Eric Kim (Sr. VP of Intel Corporation’s Digital Home Group) commented: “The architecture of Intel media processors provides a powerful and innovative platform to showcase Flash-based applications in a vivid way. Flash Player 10 combined with the performance of the Intel media processor and its support for standards such as OpenGL ES 2.0 offers a compelling environment for Flash-based games, videos and other rich Web content and applications.”The chip also features an integrated NAND controller, along with support for DDR2 and DDR3 memory, which will provide a choice to developers of digital TVs and set-top boxes. It is not certain when the Atom CE4100-based devices will reach the market, however Intel has promised some hardware demos from its partners.© 2009 PhysOrg.com