first_imgImaikkaa Nodigal is among the many anticipated Tamil films that will hit the screens in 2018. The movie will introduce Anurag Kashyap as an actor to Tamil Nadu, the state which already has a good fan-following thanks to his directorial ventures. The latest buzz is that the shoot of the film has finally come to an end.Actor Atharvaa, who plays the lead role in the film, took to Twitter to share a picture from the last day of the shoot.With that it�??s a wrap for Team #ImaikkaaNodigal . Been one crazy ride & Good fun working with this cool bunch ! �?�?Time to say Tata bye bye here and report to Duty as a Cop from tomorrow for @samanton21 �??��?��??️ Atharvaa (@Atharvaamurali) December 17, 2017The film also stars actress Nayanthara. The much-sought-after actor Vijay Sethupathi has also played a cameo in the film, which is directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu of Demonte Colony fame. Sethupathi, according to rumours, is playing the husband of Nayanthara in the flick, which is touted to be a revenge story.Meanwhile, actor Atharvaa will start shooting for his cop film, that is set go on floors this week. The upcoming yet-untitled film will be directed by Sam Anton, who has helmed movies like Darling and Enakku Innoru Paer Irukku.Imaikkaa Nodigal music album is composed by Hip Hop Tamizha and the film also stars Raashi Khanna in a pivotal role.ALSO WATCH: A look at the times controversy king Shah Rukh Khan landed himself in a soup advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) Former India bowler Karsan Ghavri believes that in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya is nowhere near legendary Kapil Dev yet.Pandya starred with the bat in the Champions Trophy final last year, and in the first innings of the opening Test against South Africa last week.Some sports writers have compared Pandya to Kapil Dev.”He (Kapil) is being so modest to say — I read in the newspaper — that Hardik Pandya is a better all-rounder than him. In my view Hardik Pandya is nowhere near Kapil Dev,” Ghavri, who opened the bowling with Kapil in several Test matches, said last night.”And even if he has to reach there, he has got a long long way to go. Its a very difficult comparison, but (Hardik) he is nowhere near Kapil Dev right now,” Ghavri quipped.The Rajkot-born former left-hand pacer was speaking at a programme organised by The Legends Club to mark the 59th birthday of Kapil Dev at the Cricket Club of India here.”Time will tell how far he (Hardik) can reach close to Kapils achievement or whatever Kapil has done and the time will tell you everything,” said 66-year-old Ghavri.Ghavri praised India bowlers for their show in the first Test match against South Africa in Cape Town which India lost by 72 runs, chasing a modest 208, and blamed the batsmen.”We bowled extremely well in both the innings. Bowlers have done a beautiful job in the first Test match and it is only the batsmen, who have let us down.advertisement”And if we really need to improve from the second and the third Test onwards, every batsman has to take a lot of responsibility and plan out their innings and you need to have lot of runs on the board to fight, you got to give something to your bowlers and if you dont do that, then the result will be different altogether,” he said. PTI NRB KRK BASlast_img read more

first_imgAfter 20 years in the industry, the company remains dedicated to showcase its industrial products and technologies at embedded world including top-range 3D NAND SSD, industrial DRAM, and TCG Opal 2.0 solutions.With the advent of Industry 4.0, Apacer expects to unveil all-new 3D NAND flash storage solutions to fulfill the macro demand in cloud computing, automated industrial applications, and big data analysis. Apacer’s 3D NAND flash storage solutions adopt 64-Layer BiCS3 flash chips, which promise to operate at excellent stability, capacity and access speeds to meet industrial needs. Products are available for 2.5-inch, M.2, PCIe, mSATA, MO-297, SATA modules, uSSD, and CFast. Apacer anticipates fully demonstrating the high-performance, high-speed, and high-stability features of its products, thereby satisfying customer requirements.The technologies of Apacer’s military-grade ruggedized SSDs are as follows: (1) Thermal Throttling: This is for monitoring the temperature of the SSD. When continuously executing intensive reading and writing, the temperature of the SSD rises, which could lead to or increase the risk of device malfunction or damage. To prevent the system from overheating and sustaining damage, Apacer’s SSDs are equipped with Thermal Throttling technology for temperature control, reducing operating speeds during high temperature to prevent hardware damage. (2) Underfill: This strengthens the soldering points of BGA packages, enhances anti-vibration properties, and reduces damage from thermal stress. It not only effectively reinforces anti-vibration and anti-thermal impact properties but also prolongs product life. (3) Conformal coating/ IP57 nano-coating: This provides anti-pollution and water-proof functions.Amidst the continuous advancement in the storage technologies of solid state drives (SSDs), choosing products that can store an immense amount of data securely has become the priority of many companies. Apacer offers a variety of products with the TCG Opal 2.0 technology. TCG Opal 2.0 SSDs handle the encryption of information within the device without the need for a host, enabling fast encryption and minimizing the risk of data leakage without affecting system performance. Apacer’s TCG Opal 2.0 products come in a variety of form factors, including 2.5″, M.2, mSATA, and MO-297. Apacer developed and patented a unique industrial-grade anti-sulfuration DRAM module that combines anti-sulfuration technology and wide temperature support, ensuring stable operations in highly sulfuric or stringent/extreme climate conditions. Modules are designed for use in industrial control systems, automobile electronics, medical devices, national defense equipment, network and communication devices, and mining control systems located in highly contaminated environments, providing multi-layered protection solutions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ADLINK brings ‘AI at the Edge’ with NVIDIA technologyNext The rise of edge computinglast_img read more

first_imgJaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) In all, 59.63 per cent voting was recorded in Rajasthan till 3 p.m on Friday to elect a new Rajasthan Assembly, an election official said.The polling will continue till 5 p.m and long queues were seen in different polling stations of the state.The polling was largely peaceful barring a clash between Congress and BJP workers in Subhash school in Fatehpur where the two groups indulged in stone pelting. Two bikes were also torched during the violence. However, timely intervention by the police brought the situation under control.The polling percentage was reported 6.42 till 9 a.m. and 22.85 till 11 a.m. But it picked up rapidly in the next two hours as long queues were seen outside the polling units, Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar said.About 4.74 crore people will decide the fate of 2,274 candidates in the fray for the 200-member Assembly. Of them, 189 women are contesting in 199 constituencies. There are also 20,20,156 first time voters in the state.Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje voted at a polling booth in her Jhalrapatan constituency in Jhalawar district, while Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Congress leader Sachin Pilot voted at a polling booth in Jaipur.”I think people have seen the kind of work that has taken place in Rajasthan and I think they will go out and vote for development,” Raje said after casting her ballot.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is fighting anti-incumbency is contesting on all seats while the Congress has left six seats for its allies.advertisementThe Mayawati-led BSP has fielded 190 candidates, the Communist Party of India-Marxist 28 and the Communist Party of India 16 candidates. There are 830 Independent candidates.The election in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency has been postponed due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh.The Congress’ key candidate, Pilot, who is fighting an assembly poll for the first time said: “There are people who never visited the state and have come only for campaigning. The state has suffered a lot under Raje.”Polling that began at 8 a.m. will continue till 5 p.m. Counting of votes will take place on December 11 along with four other states — Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.Also, there were reports of technical hitch being reported in some of the polling stations.According to BL Kothari, district collector, Jalore, around four EVM machines had technical glitch in Ahore constituency. However, with a few minutes, these machines were replaced and smooth polling started in the region. This was in early morning owing to poor connections but they were rectified immediately as we had extra machines at the centre, he confirmed.However, in contrast of the facts promised by election commission of various facilities being made available at different poll stations for physically handicapped, there are cases being reported where people have to bring the physically challenged people on their back in the absence of any wheel chair.One amongst such scene was seen at Kishanpura polling booth in Jaipur where a 105-year-old woman Shajha had come to cast her votes on the back of her family member.Further, one Gajanand Sharma, who came from Pakistan after 36 years in jail, also cast his vote here in JaipurSharma was found in Pakistan border by the authorities and hence was imprisoned for a lack of papers. However recently he was brought back to India with the timely intervention of external affairs ministry. “Things have changed in all these years. Earlier, the voting process was quite different,” he said.Meanwhile, most of the leaders including Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje went along with their families to cast their votes. While Raje was seen with her son Dushyant Singh and daughter-in-law Niharika Singh, Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore went to cast his vote in Vaishali Nagar constituency in Jaipur along with his wife Gayatri Rathore.Speaking on the occasion, he gave a call to all voters to cast their votes. Mentioning PM Narendra Modi’s speech, he said that one vote has enormous power and can change the nation.Similarly, Union minister of state Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also went to polling booth to cast his vote along with his wife and daughter.DGP O.P. Galhotra went along with his wife Sunita Galhotra to cast his vote.–IANSarc/nirlast_img read more

first_imgBy Saumojyoti S Choudhury Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (PTI) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday announced that henceforth the Junior World Cup will be held every two years but the world body seemed clueless about the host nation and exact timing of the next edition. The Junior World Cup was last held in 2016 at Lucknow, where India went on to lift the title and as per the new decision the event should have been hosted this year itself. But the FIH said as the decision was taken in its Executive Board meeting only on Friday, they are yet to figure out the host nation and exact timing of the next edition. “The Junior World Cup will be held every second year from now on. We need to support youth in sport and give every generation a chance to participate in Junior World Cup. If we don’t, we lose a generation of players,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil said at a press conference here on Saturday. The FIH CEO, however, was clueless when asked about when and where the next edition of the Junior World Cup and Senior World Cup will be held. “I think it is in 2021, but please let us confirm that to you before putting out a wrong message,” Weil said. Weil said they already invited bids for the next editions of Junior and Senior World Cup and a decision on the matter will be taken next year. “We had already presented the plan for selection (of venues) for the 2022 World Cup. We have launched the (invitation of) bids. We have set two windows in July 2022 and in January 2023. The bidding process will finish in February. Then we will collect all the documents,” he said.advertisement “We will start bids for potential candidates for the Junior World Cup soon. This decision will also have to be taken in 2019.” Besides, the FIH also took a few important decisions on the launch of Hockey 5s, a new upgraded ranking system and international calendar during its meeting on Friday. “By the end of February 2019, we will take a decision how we want to conduct Hockey 5s. It’s nothing new. It’s just that FIH has decided to bring it to a new level, in areas where people are, to showcase the beauty of hockey. “There are a lot of people out there who have never seen the game. The short format will allow us to go in areas where 11-a-side cannot be played,” he said. “We will also work on a new ranking system that is simple and allows every country to collect points. That’s quite important.” Talking about the revival of the game in Pakistan, Weil said: “Hockey is not dead in Pakistan, they participate in every big event. It is a sport that is played around the globe but not in their home country (Pakistan). “It is extremely difficult (situation) to get support, especially fan support if they can’t see their team playing in their own country. We all know there are some reasons for that. “But we will work on a plan to bring the game back to Pakistan.” The FIH CEO also made it clear that from now on the World Cup will be a 16-team affair but said they will work on curtailing the duration of the tournament. “There is no intention to increase but maintain the number of teams in the World Cup. We will definitely stick to it (16 teams). It’s long for some people. “We will listen to the national associations who are participating. I cannot tell you now, how will it exactly work. Potentially more games in one day,” Weil said. He also said that there will be no title sponsor and broadcaster for the upcoming Pro League and it will be known as FIH Pro League. Meanwhile, FIH President Narinder Batra on Saturday courted an unwarranted controversy after he spoke rudely to a senior journalist for inquiring about the unsavoury episode involving Hockey India CEO Elena Norman and a few India players. Norman had yelled at some players including Manpreet Singh for entering the VIP Lounge a day before India’s quarterfinal match against Netherlands. PTI SSC ATKATKlast_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Reuse this content Wigan Warriors Hardaker was given a 20-month driving ban after being stopped by police in September, only days after beginning training with the Warriors, when he was more than twice over the legal limit. He is currently serving a 14-month ban from playing after testing positive for cocaine last year but, under UK Anti-Doping regulations, was allowed to start training before the ban’s completion.The drink-driving incident put his future with Wigan in doubt but the Warriors have insisted they will not terminate the 27-year-old’s contract, instead deciding to send him on a “period of treatment for his relationship with alcohol”. That involves a residential stay at Sporting Chance.In a statement Wigan’s owner, Ian Lenagan, said: “Firstly, I’d like to make clear that we are extremely disappointed with Zak’s actions on the evening of 26 September. Drink driving is completely unacceptable, and we are pleased the matter has been dealt with by the courts so firmly. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share via Email Rugby league … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger news Support The Guardian What next for Wigan and Warrington after the Super League Grand Final? Since you’re here… Topics Share on Pinterest “It would be easy for us to cut our losses with Zak and deny him the opportunity to play for Wigan but we are not going to do that. Our duty of care as employers is to help Zak address the fundamental problems that he has had for some time – issues that we believe could and should have been confronted already. Zak will enter a residential facility in the coming weeks and how he commits during this course will not only define his rugby career but potentially set him on a more productive path for the rest of his life.”Hardaker said: “I’d like to wholeheartedly apologise for my actions. The first thing I need to accept is that I have a problem and I’ll be throwing all my efforts into sorting that out. I’d like to thank Wigan for supporting me through this and I will do everything I can to repay their faith in me.” Wigan have announced that Zak Hardaker will remain with the Super League champions in 2019 despite pleading guilty to a drink-driving charge last week – but the full-back will undergo alcohol rehabilitation treatment with the Sporting Chance Clinic in an attempt to salvage his career. Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

first_imgJoel Klatt speaks during a Fox Sports event.BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin BurkhardtAfter each week of college football, Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt releases his top 10 teams.This past weekend of football featured some exciting games, but not many which swayed the rankings too much. Klatt’s new ranking did shift a bit though.LSU sees the biggest jump going from No. 7 to No. 3. Michigan, which was No. 5 in Klatt’s ranking last week, is now not ranked in the top 10 after a sub-par performance against Army.The most questionable inclusion in Klatt’s top 10 is Texas. The Longhorns, at home, lost to LSU on Saturday night. In the AP poll, UT dropped to No. 12. But in Klatt’s ranking, Texas only dropped two spots to No. 8. At this point in the season, it seems there are other teams more deserving of a top 10 spot.Here’s Klatt’s full ranking.My CFB Top 10 for Week 31 @ClemsonFB 2 @AlabamaFTBL 3 @LSUfootball 4 @GeorgiaFootball 5 @OU_Football 6 @OhioStateFB 7 @BadgerFootball 8 @TexasFootball 9 @NDFootball 10 @Utah_Football— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 9, 2019To no one’s surprise, Clemson and Alabama are first and second respectively. Three of Klatt’s top four teams hail from the SEC.Right behind Ohio State is Wisconsin at No. 7. The Badgers weren’t included in Klatt’s top 10 last week. Coming off a 61-0 win over Central Michigan, Wisconsin looks legit and like they belong in the top 10.Utah is the only Pac-12 school included in the top 10. The Utes were No. 10 last week as well.Agree with Klatt’s top 10?last_img read more

first_imgSaha in India A team for 4-day games vs West Indies A, Pant in one-day teamWriddhiman Saha has been picked ahead of Rishabh Pant in the India ‘A’ squad for the multi-day games against West Indies ‘A’ while K.S. Bharat is the second-choice keeper.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 20:16 IST The West Indies tour could be the perfect opportunity for Saha to impress the selectors (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia A will play 3 four-day & 5 one-day matches vs West Indies ‘A’ starting July 11Shreyas Iyer will lead India A in the three four-day gamesManish Pandey will captain the team in the one-day gamesThe Indian national selectors on Tuesday picked the India ‘A’ team for two four-day and five one-day matches against Sri Lanka ‘A’ to be played from May 25 as also the ‘A’ team for the West Indies ‘A’ tour. The team is set to play three four-day & five one-day matches against West Indies ‘A’ starting July 11.Interestingly, Wriddhiman Saha has been picked ahead of Rishabh Pant in the India ‘A’ squad for the multi-day games against West Indies ‘A’ while K.S. Bharat is the second-choice keeper. Pant has been named in the squad for the five one-day games with Manish Pandey named skipper. Shreyas Iyer will lead the team in the three four-day games against West Indies ‘A’.This tour could be the perfect opportunity for Saha to impress the selectors having lost his place in the Test team to Pant after he injured his shoulder.In the series at home against Sri Lanka, while Ishan Kishan has been named skipper of the four-day leg of the series, Priyank Panchal is the captain of the one-day games against Lanka.India A squad for 2 multi-day matches against Sri Lanka A is as follows: Ishan Kishan (C & WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Rituraj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Shubman Gill, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Washington Sundar, Mayank Markande, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Warrier, Ishan Porel, Prashant ChopraIndia A squad for 5 one-day matches against Sri Lanka A is as follows: PK Panchal (C), AR Easwaran, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, KS Bharat (WK), Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, A Sarwate, Sandeep Warrier, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishan PoreladvertisementIndia A squad for 5 one-day matches against West Indies A is as follows: Manish Pandey (C), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh KhanIndia A squad for 1st & 2nd multi-day matches against West Indies A is as follows: Shreyas Iyer (C), PK Panchal, AR Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Shivam Dube, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), K Gowtham, S Nadeem, Mayank Markande, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Avesh KhanIndia A squad for 3rd multi-day match against West Indies A is as follows: Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Shivam Dube, Mayank Markande, K Gowtham, S Nadeem, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Avesh KhanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Wriddhiman SahaFollow Rishabh PantFollow India AFollow west Indies Alast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 22:19 IST Adam Zampa receiving instructions from Aaron Finch (Reuters)Fans on social raised questions after Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa seemingly took something out of his pocket and rubbed it on the ball during a World Cup 2019 match against India at The Oval on Sunday.In a few videos which went viral on social media, Zampa could be seen taking something out of his pocket before bowling. In 2018, Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for a year after Cameron Bancroft was seen rubbing sandpaper on the ball during the Cape Town Test against South Africa.What the hell is this ??Adam zampa with sandpaper 2.0 ? #INDvAUS Shivam (@samwalker_0207) June 9, 2019Cameron Bancroft himself was banned for 9 months.Steve Smith and David Warner are playing for Australia in the World Cup – this is the first time they are playing international cricket since the ball-tampering scandal.Both Smith and Warner have been booed in England. On Sunday, Steve Smith was booed by a section of the crowd at The Oval following which Virat Kohli asked the crowd to stop.On Sunday, Shikhar Dhawan (117) and Virat Kohli (82) powered India to a record-breaking 352 for 5 off their 50 overs against Australia, who are the defending world champions.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli asks crowd to stop cheater chants directed at Steve SmithAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Cricket world reacts after David Warner’s lucky escapeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Adam ZampaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019Follow ball tampering World Cup 2019: Did Australian bowler tamper the ball vs India? Fans raise questionsWorld Cup 2019: Videos of Adam Zampa doing something with the ball in the India vs Australia match have left fans confused. Was the Australian leg-spinner trying to tamper with the ball?advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgAdam Silver is auctioning off a one-on-one lunch with him and other senior executives at the NBA offices.After four short months after being appointed NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver has already made a name for himself. His uncompromising approach to the Donald Sterling controversy has earned him praise and respect among many, promising an interesting tenure to follow.Now, Silver is offering up the chance for two fans to ask him their burning questions through an online auction at global charity auction site Charitybuzz – and the price is getting steep. Fourteen people have already placed a bid on the chance to break bread with the Commissioner and other senior executives at the NBA offices in New York City, raising the price of this power lunch to $12,500 in just six days. With over two weeks to go, that number certainly won’t stick for long.Fans can get in on the action here through May 22. The auction is part of an effort to raise funds for the Advertising Council, a nonprofit organization that works on public service campaigns for nonprofits and government agencies.Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits by auctioning thousands of incredible experiences spanning the best of sports, celebrity and pop culture. Since launching, the company has raised over $100 million for charity by giving bidders the chance to live their dreams and make a difference.last_img read more

Rabat – Following his latest meeting with both Aziz Akhannouch, Secretary General of the National Rally of Independents Party (RNI) and Mohand Laenser, Secretary-General of the Popular Movement (MP), Morocco’s appointed Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, stated he is awaiting the answer of both party leaders to form the coalition government.During the opening session of the Justice and Development party’s National Union of Labor, Benkirane asserted his decision to rule outthe Social Union of Popular Forces Party (USFP) from parties, which will lead the second coalition government since the reform of Morocco’s constitution in 2011.Benkirane went on to say, “We flexibly ran and participated in the government for five years and people said that we missed our constitutional validities.” While talking about the King’s next tour in Africa, Benkirane also commented on “the governmental blockage,” saying that the delay in forming the government does serve the interest of Morocco.”Commenting on his meeting with Akhannouch to solve the standstill in negotiations between them, Benkirane said that he is hopeful that their latest talks will pave the way for the formation of the government.Benkirane also expressed his readiness to include the Constitutional Union (CU) among the parties that will lead the government over the next five years, following the coalition of the CU and RNI of parliament into a unified group.The new government could be announced following King Mohammed VI’s current tour of the African continent. read more

SINGAPORE — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks between American and Chinese officials in Beijing this week. Markets in China and Taiwan, reopening after a weeklong Lunar New Year break, posted broad gains.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 1.1 per cent to 2,646.45. The Kospi in South Korea advanced 0.2 per cent to 2,180.73 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.3 per cent to 28,038.09. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 was 0.2 per cent lower at 6,060.80. Stocks rose in Taiwan but fell in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.WALL STREET: Gains by technology and consumer goods companies lifted most U.S. indexes on Friday. They more than balanced out losses by financial stocks and retailers after a mixed bag of quarterly earnings. The broad S&P 500 index climbed 0.1 per cent to 2,707.88 and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.1 per cent to 7,298.20. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.3 per cent to 25,106.33. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks advanced 0.1 per cent to 1,506.39.U.S-CHINA TALKS: Officials from the U.S. and China will gather in Beijing for trade talks on Thursday and Friday. U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the American delegation at the talks, which are aimed at bringing both sides closer to resolving deep-seated issues such as unhappiness over Beijing’s technology policy. Lower-level negotiations are set to begin Monday, but a resolution isn’t expected before a truce on tariffs expires in early March. Any agreement before then, or a simple extension of the truce, will be viewed as a positive for markets. If not, the U.S. is expected to raise import taxes from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on $200 billion in Chinese goods.ANALYST’S TAKE: “After the worst December and best January in years, it appears that we are back at inflection point across various asset classes, waiting for direction yet again,” Jingyi Pan of IG said in a market commentary.ENERGY: U.S. crude lost 64 cents to $52.08 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 8 cents to settle at $52.72 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, shed 48 cents to $61.62 per barrel. It added 47 cents to close at $62.10 per barrel in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 109.95 yen from 109.73 yen late Friday. The euro strengthened to $1.1328 from $1.1324.Annabelle Liang, The Associated Press read more

He also accused the international community of having double standards saying that in itself is an injustice. (Colombo Gazette) The member of parliament said that Sri Lanka is fully capable of conducting any domestic inquiry that is needed. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has slammed the proposal by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to have a hybrid court in Sri Lanka to investigate incidents related to the war.Namal Rajapaksa, whose father was President when the alleged war crimes took place, said that the proposal in complete insult to the entire legal system in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa, a lawyer himself, says Sri Lankan courts have already demonstrated they have the resources and capability to conduct credible investigations within the existing legal framework. read more

Addressing the Assembly’s annual debate, Madagascar’s President Marc Ravalomanana called for African countries to receive the same amounts of aid that the ravaged economies of Western Europe received under the Marshall Plan following World War II or the European Union (EU) extended to Eastern Europe after the collapse of communism.“The sad reality is that Africa receives less international assistance – per capita – than 20 years ago,” he said, recommending a doubling or tripling of annual support in the short term.Mr. Ravalomanana said that while poor governance, instability and internal conflicts in recent decades have contributed to Africa’s continuing poverty, the reduction of aid since the mid-1980s is the one of the biggest factors.“We have even heard proposals for further reduction of international assistance so that developing countries become much more independent quickly,” he said, adding “it is a fundamental misunderstanding.“To become independent, developing countries need more international assistance. Greater support means the shortest way towards independence. The more we invest in the areas of education, infrastructure and health, and the more strengthened economic growth will be.”Armando Emílio Guebuza, the President of Mozambique, observed that “no country alone, however resourceful it is, can successfully overcome” underdevelopment by itself.Mr. Guebuza said affluent countries had failed to deliver on their promises in the Millennium Declaration of 2000, the Monterrey Consensus or the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation to forge global partnerships for development. The Doha Round of international trade negotiations has also collapsed without agreement.“Little has so far been achieved. Abject poverty remains a feature in the majority of developing countries,” he said.Prime Minister Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili of Lesotho described the suspension of the Doha Round as “a disquieting development” and would only make it harder for the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015.“We truly believed there was a common understanding that trade was the most effective route out of poverty,” he said, adding that the prosperity and security of all nations, rich or poor depends on factors including free and fair trade.Mr. Mosisili called for the doubling of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and complete debt cancellation for all of the world’s poorest nations, and not just the most heavily indebted.Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika voiced concern that the longer such a large percentage of the world’s population remains mired in poverty, the greater the risk to global peace and stability.“It is our hope that those who have should learn to share with those who do not have,” he said.Dr. Mutharika said his Government was focusing its own development efforts in several key fields, including improving agriculture and food security so that Malawi becomes a ‘hunger-free’ nation, enhancing irrigation and water development to reduce the country’s dependence on rain-fed agriculture, and overhauling and expanding Malawi’s road networks to encourage more trade.But he added that international partners are needed for such areas as energy, HIV/AIDS prevention and management, and rural development.Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros, spoke of the paradox where the world is enjoying an age of tremendous technological advancement and yet millions of people still lack the basic necessities of life and remain vulnerable to famine, pandemics and natural disasters.Mr. Sambi said that while many developing countries need to overhaul their governance and improve their treatment of human rights, affluent nations must do much more to ensure there are fairer terms of trade with poor States.Angola’s External Affairs Minister João Bernardo de Miranda outlined a bleak series of development indices in his speech, saying they showed how far the world has to go to meet its lofty goals of defeating poverty.About 3 billion people continue to live on less than $2 a day, he said, while 640 million people lack decent housing, 400 million people do not have access to drinking water and 270 million people are without medical care. Almost one in six of the human population are illiterate.“Africa is the most affected by this scourge and not even the potential for economic growth in the coming years for some of our countries encourages hope for a drastic reduction of the poverty indexes,” he said.But Dr. de Miranda said that at the same time acknowledgement should be made of the advances his continent has made in peace, democracy and human rights, citing Angola’s own recent transition from a lengthy, brutal civil war to this year’s elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the first free and fair polls in that nation in more than four decades. read more

Following a road loss to Indiana on Friday, the Ohio State men’s basketball team needed a win against Nebraska to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time since the 2009-10 season. They did just that, dominating the Cornhuskers, 71-40, at the Schottenstein Center in the teams’ first matchup as Big Ten conference foes. OSU’s defense made an impact from the opening tip. Nebraska hauled in the first possession, but tight Buckeye defense forced a shot clock violation. It was a sign of things to come. Through the game’s first eight minutes, OSU forced seven turnovers and the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-4 lead. A layup from Nebraska’s Corey Hilliard got the Cornhuskers within 10, but on the ensuing possession, OSU sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas out-jumped Nebraska’s defenders to grab the offensive rebound and finished at the rim despite being fouled. Two OSU possessions later, sophomore forward Jared Sullinger spun away from the Nebraska defense near the right baseline, absorbed a foul, and kissed the ball off the backboard before it landed through the net. He sunk the free throw and gave OSU a 31-15 lead. Nebraska never showed signs of threatening again. OSU’s quick lead allowed Buckeye coach Thad Matta to look to the bench early. Eleven players saw playing time in the first half and eight Buckeyes scored. Sullinger led the way, scoring 12 points including a fall-away 3-pointer before time expired to give the Buckeyes a 44-20 lead at intermission. But Sullinger’s 3-pointer doesn’t tell the story for the Buckeyes offensively. OSU pounded the ball inside all night, finishing the game with 42 points in the paint, in large part due to Sullinger and Thomas finishing an easy opportunities. Sullinger finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Thomas added 15 points and 4 rebounds. Senior guard William Buford also finished in double figures with 13 points. Overall, OSU shot 54 percent from the floor while holding Nebraska to 31 percent shooting. The win gives the Buckeyes a 14-2 overall record and a 2-1 record in conference play. Nebraska’s record drops to 8-6 on the year and 0-3 in the conference. OSU next takes the floor Saturday, Jan. 7, in a road game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Opening tip is set for 3 p.m.. read more

first_imgDid you know that you can extract data from a hard drive even after it has been wiped or damaged? Data recovery specialists and forensic experts can often retrieve a significant amounts of information from drives that most would assume are long gone. Today we sat down with Russell Chozick of Flashback Data to walk through this process, and show everyone what goes into recovering a hard drive.Once a hard drive is damaged or is suspected to be damaged, most people throw in the towel and buy a new one, if they don’t just buy a new PC altogether. Even if the drive seems like it is no longer functional, the data on it is usually still intact. If you know how to get the data off of thestorage device, you haven’t lost anything.In extreme cases — such as when your backup fails — you can send your hard drive to facilities like Flashback Data to have a professional take a look at it. These facilities contain special clean rooms that allow specialists to open a hard drive up and extract the stored information. For the average consumer, this process is often too expensive to consider, but for businesses or people with data that can’t be reproduced (like photo albums) it’s an option many have been thankful to have.The most common customers of a data recovery team are businesses and the police. Companies use these services to recover mission critical data, while law enforcement rely on them to extract potentially useful information from drives that have either been damaged or wiped in order to stop someone from gaining access.Today we had a chance to look inside a clean room and see what it takes to extract data from a drive, and thanks to Hangouts on Air we can share this experience live.If you have any questions during the interview, please feel free to post there in the comments, on’s YouTube channel, or on our Google+ page.last_img read more

first_imgOil, gas and energy employees in Norway are to receive a pay increase of NOK19,700 (£1,791.92) after trade unions reached an agreement today (Tuesday 4 June 2019).The pay deal was negotiated between the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, a professional body and employers’ association for oil and supplier organisations, and the Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives, also known as Lederne, which represents a total of 17,000 members who are engineers or who have management responsibilities. The discussions began on Monday 3 June 2019.The deal confirms an offer made to unions on 8 May 2019; this proposed a pay increase of NOK19,700, a NOK3 (£0.27) rise in the pay rates for shift work, night shifts and conference supplements, and a NOK50 (£4.55) increase in the supplement pay for working on public holidays. The offer corresponds with a 3.2% framework that was set by lead sectors earlier this year.The parties further agreed that discussions will continue up to 30 September 2019, with the aim of clarifying how pay negotiations function and decide how local pay talks and committee work will relate to new forms of collaboration and operation.The deal averts strike action planned by Lederne, which represents around 1,000 of the 7,500-strong unionised workforce covered by offshore agreements. The organisation gave notice that 198 staff would strike across seven operating sites from Monday 3 June 2019 at the earliest.Jan Hodneland, lead negotiator at Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, said: “These talks have been very demanding, but agreement was eventually reached on a financial framework which corresponds with the offer made in the pay talks during May and which has already been awarded to the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers and Energy Works and the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe).”last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A police perimeter has been set up near a residential area in Miami.7Skyforce was over the scene at Northwest 33rd Street and 13th Avenue. Officers were seen with assault rifles and K9s.Police have not confirmed why the perimeter has been created, but it may be possible they are searching for a subject.A large police presence was also seen by 7Skyforce near Northwest 36th Street, which is not confirmed to be a part of the initial perimeter.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgThe new media model has not fullyemerged. It might be right in front of us, but no one recognizes it yet. Whowould have thought, five or six years ago, that when presented with the optionof downloading a song for free on a file-sharing service versus paying $1 forit on iTunes, over time, people would see iTunes as the preferred method?A side note: I tried to post a comment toDumenco’s column on the Ad Age Web site, but, quite frankly, it’s an annoyingprocess. You need to register to post a comment-and registering means providingall kinds of information, like your street address, your company name, yourindustry, your job title (twice), etc.—what an incredible disincentive toengage with Ad Whoever dreamed up that idiotic policyon comments ought to be lampooned in one of Simon’s columns. I read Simon Dumenco’scolumn yesterday (via Bob Sacks’ newsletter). Simon writes for Ad Age andused to write for FOLIO:. He’s a valuable observer of the media scene. The column is the best he’s written.He hit the nail on the head in so many ways:The fact that this feels much worsethan 1991 and 2001.The fact that, as Nick Denton says,it’s extinction time.The notion that this really might bethe end of MSM as we know it.The arrogance of the Huffington Postsof the world that think they can create meaningful journalism for free—bytreating their writers with contempt.The staleness of the 12-year-olddebate on micropayments.And, really, the sense of no one havingthe answers.It’s something I tried to touch on here.The shape of the media landscape afterthis period ends—and it will, eventually—is really not apparent now. Instead,we have all kinds of prognosticators thrashing around like a panickedstampeding herd. It’s those who don’t panic, who adjust costs early, whoattempt to innovate, that have the best chance of survival. last_img read more

first_img Facebook SZA Visits Her New Jersey High School sza-visits-new-jersey-high-school-speech-performance The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter dropped in for her alma mater’s hall of fame inductionRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 5, 2018 – 11:18 am Sometimes the biggest stars come from the smallest of places. Pink grew up in a small Pennsylvania town. Carrie Underwood started singing in Checotah, Okla. And we have Maplewood, N.J. to thank for R&B star SZA.On June 4 the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter returned to her New Jersey high school, Columbia High School where she was inducted into the school’s hall of fame. SZA arrived onstage for the activities to an enthusiastic crowd. She also gave a performance of her track “The Weekend” and offered up some words of wisdom for those set to follow in her path.During her speech, SZA imparted on students how she made it through high school, career advice, getting back up after things don’t work out, maintaining friendships, and the importance of daydreaming and believing in yourself.”You have to pay attention to how God is working in your life,” SZA said. “It starts with compassion. It starts with trusting yourself, even if people are telling you you’re too young to trust yourself.”SZA’s induction into the high school’s hall of fame follows fellow Columbia alumnae Lauryn Hill’s 1999 induction.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Twitter News SZA Visits New Jersey High School For Speech & Performance last_img read more