Accusing the State government of being “insensitive” towards women safety, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule on Friday demanded a probe by the Special Investigation Team into the death of the teenage gang rape victim.Ms. Sule along with party’s Mumbai unit chief Nawab Malik and MLC Vidya Chavan led a protest march in Chunabhatti alleging that the ongoing probe into the matter is not being carried out “properly”. The party has called for immediate arrests of the accused.The protest march was taken out from the Lal Dongar area in suburban Chembur to the Chunabhatti Police Station.The 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by four of her friends in Mumbai in the first week of July, died in a Aurangabad hospital on August 29. “The matter has to be investigated by a SIT. We are with the family. We will not relent till the victim gets justice,” said Ms. Sule after she met officials at the Chunabhatti police station.The victim’s father was being pressured, Ms. Sule alleged and added, “The government is trying to muzzle voices. It tries to threaten all. This government is insensitive about women safety. Women are not getting justice. We will be meeting the Director-General of Police along with the victim’s brother.” Later in the day, Ms. Sule and Mr. Malik met DGP Subodh Jaiswal and demanded protection for the girl’s family. Meanwhile, deputy chairperson of the Legislative Council Neelam Gorhe said she has instructed the Mumbai Police to trace the accused and ensure charge sheet in the matter is filed properly.
Blown away by Virat Kohli’s power-packed knock that took India into the World Twenty20 semifinals, former captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that the marauding right-hander is currently the world’s best batsman and “beyond phenomenal”.Kohli’s unbeaten 82-run effort was the highlight as India chased down 161 in a tense group encounter against Australia in Mohali to enter the last-four stage. The hosts will take on West Indies on March 31 in Mumbai. (Virat Kohli the best chaser by far, says Sourav Ganguly )”At the moment he is got to be the best limited-overs batsman in the world. There is no question about it. There is not the slightest doubt about it because he is beyond phenomenal. He is something else,” Gavaskar told NDTV.”Whatever little hair that I have, my hair was standing at attention watching the young genius. It was just mind-blowing stuff,” he said.Gavaskar said the brilliance of Kohli lies in the fact that he delivers under pressure and puts the team’s interest above everything else.”Look at his record when India needs runs or chasing runs. He wins the match for them every single time and it’s a combination of power and timing. It’s a combination of two hands, very few batsmen have this ability to play with both the top and the bottom hand. When he was driving off the top hand, it was phenomenal,” Gavaskar said. (Virat Kohli 82* reminds Shane Warne of Sachin Tendulkar )”Look at the selflessness of the man. He was quite happy to allow the strike to his skipper (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) because he knew that the skipper would also make a statement. Lot of times when you play such big innings, you want to hit the winning runs. But there is he, a complete, total team man. Thank god, he is playing for India,” he added.advertisementThe former batsman said that Kohli also should be lauded for keeping his calm in tense situations.”When you see him during fielding, look how animated he is. But with the bat, he is a completely different personality. He is very composed, doesn’t let any emotions come in the way,” he pointed out.Apart from Kohli, Gavaskar lauded skipper Dhoni for using his resources well. Dhoni managed to surprise the Australians by bowling Yuvraj Singh, whose part-time left-arm spin got India the crucial wicket of rival captain Steve Smith last night.”Dhoni reads what the opposition’s strengths are. He realised that Raina could be expensive against Australia because he doesn’t turn the ball much. This pitch wasn’t affording turn. That’s why he brought Yuvraj. So reading the opposition’s strengths is what the captains need to do and Dhoni does it better than most,” he said. (Can’t always rely on Kohli, others need to step up: MS Dhoni )Also getting Gavaskar’s praise was veteran pacer Ashish Nehra. Gavaskar felt Nehra has managed to ensure that India don’t bleed runs in the death overs.”This team has been gelling into a formidable outfit. It had all its bases covered. Earlier, the death overs were causing problems, India were leaking runs and therefore losing their grip on the match, that has now been stopped.”Generally the last 5-10 overs go for a 100 runs, now I think that’s been brought under control because of Nehra ji. His contribution to this team cannot be underestimated,” he said.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, often called the world’s best analyst on Apple, had earlier hinted at the dual-camera setup for this year’s iPhone 7 Plus. But now he sounds very sure about it. In a latest report he says that the iPhone 7 Plus, which will have 5.5-inch screen, will come with a two rear cameras.”In a previous report, we said the new 5.5-inch iPhone model (referred to as iPhone 7 Plus), to be launched in 2H16, may come in two versions: one with rear single-camera and the other with rear dual-camera. However, we now believe Apple will only roll out the dual-camera version in 2H16, with 3GB RAM to meet image processing requirements, and we estimate shipments of this model in 2016F of 20-30 million units,” he wrote in a report.Additionally, MacRumours has shared an image that purportedly shows the dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7, which will have the regular 4.8-inch screen, will sport the regular camera. For now, we are not sure how Apple will use the dual-camera setup on the iPhone. Different companies seem to be using it for different purposes. In the past, we have seen some smartphones using dual camera setup to capture more data related to depth of field so that re-focusing is supported while editing the photo.But there is also the LG 5, which uses its dual-camera setup in a very different way. On the G5, one regular camera captures the regular images while the other camera has a wide-angle lens that helps a user capture more striking landscape images.advertisementAlso read: New image leaks hint iPhone 7 could be boringKuo has also hinted that the iPhone 7 Plus will have some form of optical zoom built into the lens, which will surely the iPhone 7 Plus unique.The Kuo’s note came after another report that showed the leaked schematics of the upcoming iPhones. The CAD diagrams show that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will have size very similar to the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. They also hint that the rubber bands on the back of the devices would be inconspicuous. The diagrams also hint that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will not have the 3.5mm jack. Instead, the iPhone 7 Plus will use the smart connector first seen on the iPad Pro while the regular iPhone, the iPhone 7, will have the lightning connector. Both connectors will possibly support the new kind of audio jack that Apple may introduce. While the CAD diagrams show designs similar to what have been have been leaked earlier, they differ in one aspect. The diagrams show that the camera bump will be visible on both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, similar to how it is on the current iPhones but there will not be any metal ring around them. The images leaked earlier had shown the camera module sitting flush with the back cover.
Batting superstar Virat Kohli has congratulated the Indian men’s hockey team after it clinched its maiden berth in the final of the 36th Champions Trophy hockey. (India qualify for Champions Trophy final despite loss against Australia)PR Sreejesh and his men booked their date with history after hosts Great Britain held Belgium to a 3-3 draw in the final round robin match. India will be up against the formidable Australians in the final later tonight.Kohli, who is currently enjoying a break after a busy cricket season, expressed his happiness and wished luck to the Indian team before the title clash.Super happy for @TheHockeyIndiaCongratulations on reaching the finals of Champions Trophy. Chak De! Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 17, 2016This will be India’s first appearance in the summit clash since the inception of the six-nation tournament. India’s only podium finish until now was a bronze medal they won way back in 1982 at Amsterdam.India’s chances of qualifying for the final faded away after they lost 2-4 to Australia in their last round robin encounter. However, Great Britain, who fought back from a two goal deficit to hold Belgium 3-3 in a cliffhanger, paved the way for the Indians, helping them finish second in the points table.India have been in top form in this tournament, beating Great Britain and South Korea besides drawing with a strong German squad.India secure 2nd place in the standings to make their way into their maiden Final! #HCT2016 #BestOfTheBest pic.twitter.com/xabUjlhc0zadvertisement Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) June 17, 2016
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will pass an order on Friday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not disburse funds to its state affiliates if they refuse to carry out organisational reforms recommended by the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee and subsequently endorsed by it. (BCCI refuses to comply with Lodha reforms, Supreme Court to pass order tomorrow)The bench of Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said it would pass an order to that effect on Friday after senior counsel Kapil Sibal told the court that it would be difficult for the BCCI to give an “unconditional undertaking” by that day. (BCCI faces Supreme Court intervention after resisting Lodha reforms)The court had asked the BCCI to give an “unconditional undertaking” that it would hold back the funding of its state affiliates who would resist organisational reforms. (Accounts freeze ruined BCCI reputation, says Anurag Thakur)As Sibal said “Tomorrow it (giving an unconditional undertaking) will be difficult”, Chief Justice Thakur said “Alright we will pass an order.”Just prior to this, Sibal asked the court: “Can we come back on the undertaking (aspect) on October 17,” but the bench said “You can make a statement by tomorrow.”The court will go into the Dussehra break from Saturday and reopen on October 17. (Apex Court to BCCI: Set Lodha panel’s reforms rolling or court will do so tomorrow)In an indication of the possible future course, the court in the course of the hearing indicated that it had two options — one to appoint a panel of administrators to oversee the transition in BCCI or ask the Lodha Committee to do it.advertisementThe bench said the Lodha Committee could give more time to the country’s apex cricketing body to carry out the recommendations or appoint a panel of administrators to effect the transition to new reformed order.Telling Sibal — who appeared for the BCCI — that the court has no problem in extending the time for carrying out the organisational reforms, Chief Justice Thakur said: “If an association (state affiliate of BCCI) is reluctant to reform, why are you giving them money? Why? Why? Your AGM is (read was) on September 30, you disburse money on September 29.”TIME RUNNING OUT FOR BCCIAs per the apex court’s June 18 judgement, the BCCI has time till November 18, extendable to January 18 to carry out organisational reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee.Telling the BCCI to give an unconditional undertaking stating that it would abide by all the directions of the Lodha Committee, the bench said: “We can’t be wasting our time when BCCI is not willing to abide by our directions.”The court’s strong observation came in the course of the hearing of an application by the Lodha Committee seeking some arrangement for the BCCI to transit from its existing order to one based on organisational reforms.Largely reiterating the Lodha Committee’s recommendations on the organisational reforms in BCCI, the apex court by its July 18 judgement had barred government Ministers, and serving civil servants from holding positions in the BCCI or its state affiliates, and recommended one state-one vote, limiting the age of office bearers to 70 years with a maximum term of nine years, and cooling off period between two terms, among others.There was also a stipulation that a person can’t be simultaneously an office bearer of the BCCI and the state cricketing associations — a provision that directly hits BCCI President Anurag Thakur.As Sibal tried to explain the BCCI’s dependence on its state affiliates saying “We survive because of them”, Chief Justice Thakur observed “They survive because of the money you give them”.Telling the BCCI that it was nobody’s money but that of the public and must be spent for “public causes”, the court reminded the country’s apex cricketing body, “You are discharging a public function. You must act in a transparent way”.At the outset of the hearing, senior counsel Gopal Subramanium, giving the sequence of developments including communications exchanged, told the court that the BCCI was finding every “way and means to subvert the judicial order” and described the acts of apex cricketing body as “criminal contempt”.Subramanium said that initially the BCCI was itself opposing the recommended organisational reforms but now it was pitch-forking its state affiliates to do so.
Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in Cordoba on Friday thanks to Ramiro Funes Mori’s header and a late Isaac Brizuela own goal. Mexico should have taken the lead in the second minute of the friendly as Raul Jimenez hit the bar with a diving header from Marco Fabian’s cross. Less than a minute later, Funes Mori’s slip allowed Alan Pulido to play Fabian through on goal, but his tame shot was saved by Agustin Marchesin.After surviving those early scares, Argentina settled into the contest and slowly began to threaten through Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez, although they remained vulnerable, with Leandro Parades’ inch-perfect sliding tackle inside the area denying Jimenez on the counterattack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The pressure continued to grow, Guillermo Ochoa making a smart save to keep out Martinez’s downward header from a Dybala free-kick in the 38th minute.And when the deadlock was eventually broken, it was another Dybala set-piece that did the damage, Funes Mori meeting his delivery from a free-kick unmarked to head home the opener. Dybala sent a well-weighted chip narrowly over the bar in one of few chances of note during a disjointed second half, substitute Brizuela putting through his own net in the 83rd minute to prevent the lurking Mauro Icardi from opening his senior Argentina account. #SelecciónMayor ¡Ganó Argentina! Con goles de @funesmoriofi25 y Brizuela en contra, la Albiceleste superó 2-0 a @miseleccionmx. pic.twitter.com/DMoXOnldlm— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 17, 2018What does it mean? Jury out on both coachesLionel Scaloni can rest slightly easier, at least for now, after a mixed start to his reign as Argentina coach, having overseen a narrow loss to Brazil, a draw with Colombia and unremarkable wins over Guatemala and Iraq. Mexico continue to search for Juan Carlos Osorio’s long-term replacement, interim boss Ricardo Ferretti having now orchestrated just one win over Costa Rica and four losses, to Uruguay, the United States, Chile and now Mexico.Funes Mori makes amendsA careless early error having gone unpunished, Villarreal defender Funes Mori atoned for his sins just before half-time, shrugging off the ineffectual attentions of the Mexico defence to finish confidently from close range, leaving Ochoa stranded. Dybala can’t find his shooting boots Dybala was by far Argentina’s brightest spark before being withdrawn in the 72nd minute, the Juventus forward supplying numerous chances for team-mates and testing Ochoa himself with an eye-catching combination of chest control and a scissor-kick volley. But the 25-year-old is yet to score for his country, and the pressure will continue to mount on his slender shoulders during the continuing absence of Lionel Messi. What’s next?The teams will sign off on 2018 when they meet again in another friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday. read more
Rohit Sharma is on the cusp of a major milestone and India have already won the three-match T20I series against the Windies but India still have a job at hand and they will have their eyes on a whitewash.The Windies have been unable to match India even in their favourite format. The Windies are currently the world T20 champions but they have played like anyone but champions.India have clearly outplayed the Windies despite the absence of their most profilic batsman in Virat Kohli. With additions like Krunal Pandya, India have been able to negate the Windies complete and will now want to whitewash the Carribean team when the two teams face each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.With the series already won with convincing wins in Kolkata and Lucknow, the team management had decided to rest some of the key bowlers in pacers Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah, and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav for the final match.Also read – Rohit Sharma on the cusp of becoming the highest run-scorer in T20IsIn such a scenario, the home side would look to test their reserve players like Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar and the uncapped Shahbaz Nadeem ahead of the challenging tour Down Under, later this month.India’s batting department will be spearheaded by skipper Rohit Sharma, who struck a blistering century in the second T20I to hand the hosts a comfortable 2-0 lead in the second game.Besides Rohit, his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan has also been amongst the runs, while the middle order responsibilities will be shouldered by the likes of Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant.advertisementBhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack that comprises the rookie left-armer Khaleel Ahmed and the newly-added Siddharth Kaul.India vs West Indies Live Streaming, T20 Match: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast on TV and OnlineIt will be interesting to see whether the team management tweaks the spin department comprising leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and left-armer Krunal Pandya, with Sundar and Nadeem still warming the bench.On the other hand, the Windies will aim to finish the tour on a high and are expected to come out all guns blazing for one final time in the tour.While the absence of regular openers — Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis — has been a setback for them, the experienced middle order comprising Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin have flopped big time in the opening two matches.Also read – Absence of senior players the reason for West Indies losing, says Denesh RamdinSkipper Carlos Brathwaite and the young Shimron Hetmyer will also need to pull up their socks if the visitors want to put up a fight at Chepauk.On the bowling front, Oshane Thomas has waged a lone battle so far as the other West Indian bowlers have looked pedestrian on most occasions.Teams:India: Rohit Sharma (C), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Krunal Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Obede McCoy, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford.
Kenny Dalglish farewell: no more excuses for John W Henry at Liverpool Liverpool to rename Centenary Stand after legend Kenny Dalglish features Kenny Dalglish Topics Andy Hunter Read more “Fergie’s actions speak louder than 1,000 words, him and Sir Bobby coming over,” Dalglish said. “They did exactly the same after Hillsborough. They were over here early doors. There is rivalry on and off the pitch but when it comes to something like that there is not even a doubt about it – they will be over here supporting us and hopefully we would do the same for them.“The show was never about us. We never made the show. We did our jobs. We defended our football clubs, our fans, as best we could. We are probably both more balanced now but it is part of your job to represent your football club as best you can, on and off the pitch. I think most people who come out of football are more relaxed, myself included.”Tensions between the two Glaswegians were not confined to the Liverpool-United power struggle and Ferguson’s mission to knock the Anfield club off their perch. “I don’t even remember him saying that comment – it wouldn’t have registered with me,” Dalglish claimed.They opposed each other in a Celtic-Rangers reserve-team game in 1969 when the young striker was shifted into central defence to mark the senior, frustrated Ferguson. They opposed each other for the signatures of Alan Shearer and Roy Keane when Dalglish was manager of Blackburn Rovers, winning one apiece. There was friction over Dalglish’s decision to have knee surgery that ruled him out of Ferguson’s Scotland squad for the 1986 World Cup and numerous spats played out in the press. But there was always respect and now, perhaps, there is also a shared recognition they are footballers from a very different era. The Centenary Stand at Anfield becomes the Kenny Dalglish Stand on Friday and the guest list for the renaming ceremony both confirms and challenges the Scot’s reputation at Liverpool. Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher will be there at Dalglish’s request, so too Alan Hansen, former chief executive Peter Robinson and long-serving members of the Melwood canteen, Carol and Caroline. It will be the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton, however, that underlines how respect can transcend rivalry. Eventually.There was a time when the relationship between Dalglish and Ferguson reflected the hostility between Liverpool and Manchester United, who renew their fractious rivalry on Saturday at Anfield. No longer. Time has not been the healer so much as stepping away from the pressures of management and having to fight their respective corners. It matters to Dalglish that his old adversary from Old Trafford has agreed to visit Merseyside 24 hours early, along with Charlton, two days after the United legend celebrated his 80th birthday. Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Manchester United Share on Facebook Liverpool Read more Share via Email Share on Messenger Alex Ferguson Dalglish said: “How can you criticise someone who is totally supportive of his club? That is what you want as a supporter – someone who is defensive of your club and wants to make a contribution. He made a massive contribution to Manchester United.“Away from working, there has never been a problem with him. If someone came to manage Liverpool and never stood their corner, I don’t think the punters would be happy with that. He was exactly the same for Manchester United. After the end of a game we would always have a drink. Every time.“When I came back [to manage Liverpool in 2011] and we had that first game at Old Trafford he shouted to me as I was walking on to the pitch: ‘Are you coming in for a drink after?’ I said: ‘What do you mean? I’ve always been in for a drink.’ He says: ‘Aye, but it’s changed a wee bit now.’ ‘Not for me it hasn’t,’ I said. You never spoke about football. You never spoke about what happened out there, otherwise you’d end up arguing. He represents his club fantastically well and I have tried my best to represent the club I was at. I don’t see anything wrong with that.”Dalglish continues to defend Liverpool’s corner, insisting Jürgen Klopp is “the perfect fit for the football club” and backing the club’s summer transfer strategy. “If you cannot find someone who is better than what you have, why would you go and buy them?” he says.It was in Klopp’s Melwood office last season that Dalglish discovered a stand was to be named in his honour by Liverpool. The decision by Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owner, rewarded Dalglish’s contribution to Liverpool and the success of his wife’s charity, the Marina Dalglish Appeal, in funding a new £1.5m chemotherapy unit at Aintree Hospital. “It is for all the family and I am immensely proud, but embarrassed as well,” he said. “Someone helped Marina and all we did is what I think most people would do and show our appreciation.”As for being informed of FSG’s decision via a video call from John W Henry and Tom Werner, the Liverpool legend recalled: “John started speaking and I thought: ‘Jesus, what have I done now?’ I thought I was getting the sack again but it was a happy story this time. I wonder how long my name will stay up there?” It should be there for as long as Anfield exists. Reuse this content
Chelsea boss Lampard admits Mourinho his biggest influenceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard admits Jose Mourinho has the biggest influence on his coaching.Despite also playing under Claudio Ranieri, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Guus Hiddink, it is Mourinho who made the biggest impression on the fledgling Chelsea boss.”I’ve been influenced by all the managers I’ve played under but probably Jose (Mourinho) as much, if not more, than anyone else,” Lampard told Sky Sports News.”He was the one at the point of my career when my performances and mind set got better, giving me a lot of confidence within the team.”So I try to act like that with my players now, trying to have a personal relationship with them which means driving them every day to be better, trying to help them to be confident and understand what they need to do to keep going up the levels as a player.”So I took a lot from Jose but I certainly don’t want to be typecast as trying to be a Jose person because I am my own person.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men When it comes to shopping for a watch, it’s often hard to find a timepiece that not only looks good on your wrist but won’t cost an arm and a leg to buy. Either the watch feels a bit clunky to wear or just doesn’t offer much in the way of style, or you’ve found the perfect fit and you need to remortgage your house to take it home. The remedy to this issue? The Indonesia-based timepiece company, NAM Watches. For a mere $100 — via its Kickstarter campaign — backers have the ability to cop one of the most stylish and timeless looking watches currently on the market.Related: Portland brands take center stage with MadeHere PDXLike so many budding clothing or accessory companies, NAM Watches recently took to Kickstarter to bring its incredible product in front of a wide range of people and to allow it to accrue a bevy of initial funding. So far, the company has done a decent job during its campaign, amassing just under $12,000 (of its $15,000 goal) with roughly six days remaining. With 85 backers on board so far, it looks as though even if NAM doesn’t reach its goal, a market for its watches is no doubt already there.As for the watches themselves, NAM includes a bevy of high-quality specifications typically akin to much more expensive pieces. Aside from the Swiss-made Ronda 762 as the watch’s central brain, wearers can also expect 30 meters of water resistance, a sapphire glass crystal face, and luminescent dial. The sapphire glass crystal face is no doubt one of its finest additions, one which was actually achieved as one of the campaign’s stretch goals. Basically, the sapphire glass assures your new watch won’t be sensitive to scuffs the instant you begin wearing it.Considering the amount of perks native to NAM Watches, the price is perhaps the feature that surprises the most. By simply visiting the company’s current Kickstart page, backers have the ability to reserve either its Krakatoa or Toba model watch for just $66 (before shipping costs). NAM even offers people the option of securing a two-watch package for a mere $170, which is easily cheaper than buying just one luxury watch at some department stores.To make the campaign even more attractive, NAM offers its timeless watch in a variety of different styles. After backing the campaign, the company allows users to choose between different colored faces (black, white, or blue), as well as if they want a leather or mesh strap (which is a limited edition). So not only does NAM offer these slick watches at a price even a college student could afford, its inclusion of a variety give people the ability to buy something that expresses their own style. Don’t hesitate on this stunning collection, with just six days left in its campaign, NAM Watches might not be around forever. 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know
The Literacy Society also announced details about its upcoming 1st Annual 5k Retro Run, which is taking place on Sunday, August 26th.The event, which only has 400 spots available, will be raising money for the Society’s fundraising goal of $8,000 to expand its free programs offered in the Fort St. John community.Registration for the event can be done on Energetictickets.ca via this link: http://energetictickets.ca/event/fort-st-john-literacy-society-5k-retro-run/The run starts at 10:00 a.m. at Northern Lights College and participants are encouraged to dress up in attire from their favourite decade.The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society announced Wednesday that it has hired Rosario Lloret, a.k.a. Charo, as its newest English as a Second Language teacher.Charo joins the Fort St. John Literacy Society team with a background in teaching, translation and is a published writer with her novel Wolf in a Beaver Coat.“We are thrilled to have Charo join our team, and are very excited to see the growth and direction she implements in our classroom,” said Literacy Society Executive Director Jessica Kalman. “We are also appreciative of Kara-Lee MacDonald, a past teacher, who has been temporarily filling the position for the summer”
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on a visit to the Czech Republic at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomir Zaoralek, reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s commitment to strengthen relations between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said today.Discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Zaoralek included reviewing ongoing bilateral cooperation and identifying new areas for partnership in sectors such as power and energy, waste management, automobile production, defence, aviation, and advanced medical treatment. Minister Samaraweera also handed over to his counterpart, an invitation from President Maithripala Sirisena to the President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman to visit Sri Lanka. Recalling the invaluable support extended by the Czech Republic during the conflict years in Sri Lanka, the Minister expressed appreciation for the generous support extended during the recent floods. Minister Samaraweera explained the main agenda of Sri Lanka’s National Unity Government, which includes strengthening democracy, fostering reconciliation, ensuring socio-economic development and sustainable peace. Minister Zaoralek welcomed the positive developments in Sri Lanka following the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2015, and reiterated the Czech Government’s fullest support for ongoing efforts to strengthen democracy, promote reconciliation and , re-engaging the international community. Minister Samaraweera invited Minister Zaoralek to visit Sri Lanka in 2017 which would mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Foreign Minister also attended the christening of the Sri Lankan origin baby elephant at the Prague Zoo as Chief Guest. The baby elephant born in the Prague Zoo on 5 April 2016, was christened Maximilian (Max) to honour of a gift of a Sri Lankan elephant in the 1550s to the Habsburg Archduke Maximilian II (later King of Bohemia, King of Hungary, and the Holy Roman Emperor).Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Designate to the Czech Republic resident in Vienna, Priyanee Wijesekera; Consul General of the Czech Republic in Sri Lanka Dr. Lohitha Samarawickrama; Acting Director General Dhammika Semasinghe; and Second Secretary Namal Wijayamuni Soysa; were associated with the Foreign Minister during the visit. Demonstrating the commitment on both sides to revitalize and advance the bilateral economic agenda, an agreement on Mutual Cooperation between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Economic Development in Sri Lanka was initialed in the presence of Minister Samaraweera and Czech Republic’s Deputy Trade Minister Slukova.The Foreign Minister also attended a breakfast meeting with representatives of leading Czech companies and had meetings with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament and senior Government officials in the Czech Senate on 9 June and the Deputy Minister of Defence on 10 June.
Verizon is dealing with a bit of backlash over one high-profile tech blogger’s struggle to activate a new Nexus 7 with LTE on its network. How can a company that has agreed to play by the FCC’s rules justify not activating this particular device?Quite easily, actually — by pointing out that it hasn’t been certified. That’s despite the fact that Google proudly displayed the Verizon logo next to the new Nexus 7 during its big reveal several months ago.And, yes, Verizon agreed to allow any device onto its networks as per the terms of the Block C wireless spectrum auction. No, that doesn’t mean that Verizon is keen on telling its staff to spend their time activating phones, tablets, hotspots, or laptops that have been purchased elsewhere.Verizon — like all carriers — would prefer to sell shoppers the devices they’re going to use on its network. Staff are trained to deal with the Verizon line-up, which is to be expected. There are thousands of devices on the market and it would be foolish to try and make sure staff are prepared to program and support every last one of them.If noting that the N7 hasn’t been certified doesn’t carry enough weight, then Verizon could always lean on the “out” that was listed in the FCC rules. They state that a carrier can block a device if it poses a “reasonable network security” risk, which is easy enough to claim. If Verizon hasn’t thoroughly inspected the Asus/Google firmware, how does it really know the N7 is safe?Cheesey, yes, but that’s what the FCC drafted up.What makes this case truly curious, though, is that the Nexus 7 definitely works fine on Verizon LTE. Swap in a SIM from one of your other Verizon devices, and you’ll be surfing in no time. Just like you can with virtually any device that supports the correct bands.So why not just sell a SIM to a customer like Jeff Jarvis, attach it to his existing shared plan, and start billing him the $10 a month with the caveat that he’s using an unsupported tablet and can’t back out of the deal? It certainly seems doable. Instead, Verizon played the role of the stodgy, unhelpful carrier and maintained the company line that “not all LTE tablets are created equal.”You’d think that the Nexus 7 furore would make Verizon change its tune, but then again… these are the kinds of situations carrier deal with. It’s old hat to them, and may not elicit anything more than a press release laden with corporate double-speak.
Athens is one of the least green cities of Europe, however Athens Anaplasis SA has been created to undertake the design, the organising process and the implementation of an extensive plan for its beautification.The 25-year plan for the remodelling of the city has an emphasis on the renovation of the city centre, especially the “commercial triangle” – the capital’s central retail district.The purpose is to improve everyday life for the residents and visitors of these areas, promoting social cohesion and financial development. Athens Anaplasis’ President and CEO is Dr Nikos Belavilas, architect and Associate Professor of urban planning and urban history at the NTUA School of Architecture. Its board of directors, advisory board and scientific committee feature multiple esteemed architects, urban planners, civil engineers, archaeologists and academics.According to President and CEO Nikos Belavilas, Athens Anaplasis S.A. is not meant to replace or undermine the work of the Municipality of Athens or the Attica Region, but instead to function as a useful instrument to help coordinate metropolitan regeneration plans. Speaking to Athens daily Kathimerini newspaper, Belavilas pointed out that city planning must have an outlook of 15 to 20 years, while local government and ministries make decisions based on a “term-of-office” time frame.The company has undertaken several ambitious projects, including the reuse of Alexandras Ave residential blocks (prosfygika), the regeneration of the complex of the Polytechnic School and the Archaeological Museum, the extension of the pedestrian streets in order to link the city’s “long archaeological walk” with Akadimia Platonos (furthering the unification of the archaeological sites of Athens), the upgrade of Pireos Street, Theatrou Square and Syngrou Avenue, the restoration of the Lycabettus Hill theatre and the Special Spatial Plan for the New Centre of Athens.Here is a quick overview of some of Athens Anaplasis projects and proposals:Refugee tenements on Alexandras AveThere are eight residential blocks on Alexandras Avenue, known as prosfygika (from the word prosfygas, refugee), constructed between 1933 and 1936, to serve as social housing for Asia Minor refugees. They consist of 228 apartments in total of approximately 50sqm each. The buildings having designated as monuments in 2003 (two of them) and 2009 (the remaining six). Athens Anaplasis’ aim is to renovate and restore the facades and common areas (stairways, roof decks) of all eight buildings and the apartments belonging to the Region of Attica, in order to provide subsidised housing as well as spaces for a museum of “Asia Minor memory”.Special Spatial Plan for the New Historic CentreThe economic crisis has brought rapid changes to the city’s urban fabric, and the centre of Athens is subject to various other sources of pressure. As a result, the boundaries of what we call the Historic Center of Athens have diffused. The Special Spatial Plan for the New Center of Athens is meant to redefine these boundaries to include neighbourhoods such as Koukaki and Technopolis, as well as to propose measures for the protection of areas under severe pressure, either tourist or commercial, and set rules and directives concerning development within them.The purpose is not to suppress or restrict tourism or commercial / business activities but to regulate and monitor them in order to protect residential areas and neighbourhood, historical sites and places deeply affected by what modern urban planning determines as gentrification. The CFA aims to explore each area’s growth potential and need for conservation and set the terms and directions of their long-term development.Architectural CompetitionAthens Anaplasis S.A. launched an open architectural competition in February for the renewal of the capital’s centre, a project centered on the area bordered by Stadiou, Pireos and Ermou streets. The competition, financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, has been designed in accordance with the current institutional framework and taking into account the ongoing projects undertaken by both the local and general government. Two more competitions are going to be announced within the next months, concerning the upgrade of Pireos Street and the restoration of the Lycabettus Hill theatre.READ MORE: Acropolis Museum for architecture prizeUncovering of Ilissos RiverIlissos is an ancient river of Athens, now largely channeled underground, having been covered during the rapid urban development of Athens in the interwar period. A tram line is now built on top of it. Structural damage has been caused to the tunnel beneath the track, and in October the tram line was closed down. Athens Anaplasis has suggested that, instead of a costly reinforcement of the tunnel to repair the track, we should instead opt for a diversion of the tram line, so that the river can be uncovered.Speaking to the Telegraph, urban planner Katerina Christoforaki, member of the Athens Anaplasis technical team, explained that what they propose is to uncover the river and create a pathway and a park that would lead from the Acropolis to the National Museum of Contemporary Art, “right through the heart of the city.” According to Christoforaki, the project has the support of the Greek government and locals agencies but would take around a decade to be completed. She claims, however, that the result is “something that we believe most Athenians would like to see.”According to CEO Nikos Belavilas the idea, now a “firm plan”, includes the creation of a broad band of parkland on both banks of the newly-exposed river, running south from the Panathenaic Stadium – home of the revived 1896 Olympic Games – for 1.2 km (0.7 miles). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Orange est l’un des meilleurs vendeurs d’iPhone dans le mondeFrance – L’iPhone cartonne dans le monde et Orange n’est pas étranger à ce succès. L’opérateur est le deuxième vendeur mondial du smartphone d’Apple.Sur 14,1 millions d’iPhone vendus dans le monde lors du quatrième trimestre fiscal, 5,6% l’ont été par Orange. Avec l’iPhone 4, l’opérateur améliore son record avec 800.000 unités écoulées depuis fin juin. Ce phénomène lui permet d’engranger de larges bénéfices sur les ventes d’abonnement, mais le met aussi en position de force face à Apple afin de distribuer la tablette iPad. Pour le moment, la firme à la pomme ne souhaite pas traiter avec les opérateurs pour distribuer sa tablette. Au classement de ventes d’iPhone, Orange se classe juste derrière le géant AT&T.Le 21 octobre 2010 à 14:40 • Emmanuel Perrin
WILMINGTON, MA — Boston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Saturday, August 4, 2018.Doors open at 4pm. Lice music begins at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm with Stars vs. Stripes Boston, followed by the Boston Massacre versus the Orangeville All-Stars at 7pm. An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party.Tickets are $12 (advance) and $16 (at the door) for adults; $6 (advance) and $8 (at the door) for kids (6-17); and kids under 6 are free. There is a small fee for online purchases. Discounted tickets are available for large groups, as is a VIP Package. Purchase your tickets HERE. Join the Facebook event HERE. Learn more about the league HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On August 3In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On June 15In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On May 18In “Sports”
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioMyers announces retirement, third Walker cabinet change in three weeksAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers announced Tuesday that he’s retiring. Myers wrote in an email to department staff members that he’s retiring for personal reasons. His resignation is effective March 1.Hovercraft case among those Scalia’s death leaves in limboLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington D.C.The death of Justice Scalia has shaken up the presidential election and brought uncertainty to cases of great national importance. It also leaves one Alaska-specific case in limbo. It’s called Sturgeon v. Frost. It’s about whether the National Park Service can enforce its nationwide ban on hovercraft on navigable waters as they flow through Alaska’s federal parks.Murkowski field hearing highlights rural Alaska’s unique energy issues, solutionsRachel Waldholz, APRN – AnchorageWhen Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski chose Bethel for a field hearing of the Senate Energy Committee – which she chairs – she had a very specific point to make.No easy solution for Anchorage detox bed shortageAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageMore than 400 people gathered in Anchorage Monday night to discuss the area’s lack of detox facilities. At least 60 people per day try to access the area’s 14 detox beds. The municipal government and the state’s Board of Nursing are considering some solutions, but the problem is complicated.Damaged cable leaves Sitka and Angoon with shoddy serviceEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaMissed connections were hard to avoid this Valentine’s Day in Sitka and Angoon. The fiber optic cable serving both island communities is damaged, leaving customers with spotty to no service. Installed in 2008, the cable runs 1,400 feet below the ocean’s surface. Picture a bundle of glass strands, thinner than a human hair, encased in plastic. And surrounding that is an armor of steel, made of 12-gauge strands.Unalaska residents flock to Museum of the Aleutians open houseGreta Mart, KUCB – UnalaskaUnalaska residents once again filled the galleries of the Museum of the Aleutians Thursday during an open house hosted by the museum’s seven board of directors. The museum remains closed to the public, but behind the scenes, a seasoned interim director has been taking stock and setting a new course for the 17-year-old institution.Cyclist surprises as Yukon Quest winds down and racers reach the finish Molly Rettig, KUAC – FairbanksYukon Quest teams continue to make their way to the race’s finish in Whitehorse, but mushers and their dogs aren’t the only athletes on the trail.
Shaikpet: The Kotha Cheruvu Lake in Shaikpet, once a clean water source for the locals has become the victim to modern urbanisation and has turned into a dumping ground like many other water bodies in Hyderabad over the years.A decade ago, locals used to do fishing as the lake abounded in marine life, but now it is nothing but an abandoned water body filled with garbage, sewerage and toxic waste dumped by nearby residences and hospitals resulting in killing all the marine life in the lake. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us During a recent surprise visit to the Shaikpet Kotha Cheruvu, the GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore said the GHMC would take necessary actions to clean the water hyacinths and will do fogging to curb mosquito problem. However, the locals allege that the GHMC workers themselves are dumping garbage near the lake. With the help of an NGO ‘Ananda Foundation’ the locals have come together and are supporting the cause to make the lake clean, make it part of a healthy ecosystem again. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Seetha Anand Vaidyam, the founder of Ananda Foundation, has been fighting for the conservation of this water body for years. Speaking about the situation of the lake she said, “Kotha Cheruvu used to be a beautiful and clean lake where fish grew in abundance. Today it is a toxic, stinking and a breeding place for mosquitoes. In and around the lake garbage is dumped and not cleared daily. It affects the air, water and spreads diseases in this area.” Advertise With Us Further, she added “The GHMC should urgently stop dumping garbage in this area and clean the lake and stop toxic effluents from being pumped into the lake. It’s been four weeks we have cleaned the surrounding premises of the lake as it was filled with garbage dumps we will start cleaning the lake in a few days.” With a common goal of saving this lake, they are conducting weekly cleaning drives throughout the year. The lake cleanup drives saw several people participating ranging from students to senior citizens. This year-long drive involves community awareness, plantation and water treatment. Gunturu Harshada, a local resident, shared, “Living near the lake for many years, I have experienced firsthand the detrimental and harmful pollution it has endeared. The quality of the immediate surrounding environment has also degraded substantially over a few years.” “We know how harmful the air we breathe in is. Unless the littering and other forms of pollution stop attempts to clean the lake and its surroundings will only have temporary relief,” she added.
March 9, 2016 7 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free This article is included in Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.So you’ve heard of growth hacking and you want it. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’d be crazy not to want it. Growth? Hacking? Heck, yes! I’ll order three of those, please!Related: How Growth Hacking Is Redefining MarketingUnfortunately, growth hacking is often misunderstood. Because, the word “growth” is undeniably positive, and “hack” is a buzzword. But what we’re left with is an emotionally appealing word without a whole lot of substanceSo, how do you hire a growth-hacking ninja who will skyrocket your startup to the top?1. Understand what growth hacking is and what it is not.Let’s use Wikipedia’s definition to wrap our heads around the concept: Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which use creativity, analytical thinking and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure.In other words, it’s marketing where you are free to color outside the lines. Gone are the marketing conventions of Mad Men. In those admen’s place are a slew of social-media-oriented and Internet-powered techniques combined with other mystical ingredients that together make up today’s digital marketing milieu.Yes, growth hacking is all of that and more. But don’t let “techniques” throw you off. Growth hacking isn’t all technique. Growth hacking is a mindset — a way of approaching the whole idea of marketing. Sean Ellis — the man who coined the term “growth hacking” — defined it as a person whose true north is growth. And that definition says nothing about techniques.That’s why I want to emphasize growth hacking as a mindset — a focus, rather than a set of systems. Growth hacking requires outside-the-box thinking: skepticism toward conventional marketing methods, plus the ability to pivot and adapt to new situations. So, how exactly do you find the perfect person who possesses all of these characteristics?2. Look for a strategist, not a technician.You want to find someone who is a master of strategy rather than actual technical implementation.Let me illustrate. One growth-hacking technique is split testing (a method of conducting controlled experiments to improve a website). You could do one of two things: 1) Hire a conversion optimizer who is skilled at split testing; or: 2) Hire a growth hacker who tells you to do split testing (but may not personally be able to do it). See the difference?The growth hacker knows that you need split testing in order to have a website that is optimized for conversions. The conversion optimizer knows how to do the split testing and how to implement the winning variation.Strategists can pull together all the different pieces of marketing and growth, synthesizing them into a powerful force that allows you to grow at a ridiculous rate. They may not know the nitty gritty of every piece, but they recognize the importance of every piece and how they work together.Related: 5 Growth-Hacking Strategies to Increase Your App Downloads3. Look not for a ‘growth hacker,’ but a marketer with a growth-hacking focus.Here’s a classic rookie mistake. An entrepreneur wants a “growth hacker.” So, he or she prances off to Craigslist or LinkedIn to find one. But, hold up a sec.Remember, growth hacking is a mindset. It’s not a job description. It’s an approach to marketing. If someone calls himself a “growth hacker,” he may or may not indeed be a growth hacker. In some cases, he may completely misunderstand growth hacking altogether.Rather than look for a “growth hacker,” then, seek out a really good marketer who possesses a growth-hacking focus.4. Seek out someone who’s done it before.The best growth hackers are those who have hacked growth before. This should be obvious. Unfortunately it’s easy to get swept up in the hype and the verbiage, and in the visions of exploding growth. When the happens, you can overlook the basic qualifying feature of the growth hacker: Has she done it before?Sean Ellis became the consummate growth hacker of Silicon Valley when he discovered the power of disruptive marketing. He was able to think beyond techniques, to truly analyze the characteristic aspects of a business. And he got results. He didn’t have a playbook he could hand off to a “marketing guy.” Instead, he created systems and processes that could be scaled and maintained, to channel torrents of growth into a business.Can you hire Sean Ellis? Yes, kind of. But the more important thing is to find someone who has a few notches in his or her marketing belt — innovative approaches to marketing that have produced bottom-line results.5. Become a growth hacker yourself, and hire growth hacking specialists.One of the most direct routes to finding a kickass growth hacker is to be one. How, you ask?At this point, it’s become a mantra in this article, but I will reiterate it. Growth hacking is a mindset. It’s not a set of sexy techniques. It’s not a method. In fact, growth hacking can get wild and out of control. Why?Because it’s a mindset. Growth hacking is fueled by an insatiable desire to grow, come hell or high water. Growth hacking stops at nothing to achieve the goal of growth. Growth hacking rests on trial and error, sometimes to the point of losing touch with reality. But that’s kind of the whole point.Growth hacking doesn’t come with a how-to guide. Growth hacking feeds off innovation. So, here’s how to begin your personal transformation into a growth hacker:Understand marketing at a foundational level. I’m not talking about methods. I’m talking about the entire approach of marketing. You must know your customers, your market and understand data.Discover what’s working. Become familiar with growth-hacking techniques that have worked for other startups. Read about the growth sagas of Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber to learn how they did it.Innovate. Create. Test. You’ll find your greatest successes come from just trying stuff. As Sean Ellis wrote, “Since most growth ideas fail, it becomes critical to test a lot of them. The faster you can hack together an idea, the sooner you can start testing it for some signs of life.”ConclusionThe minute you think you understand growth hacking is the minute you forget what it is. Don’t worry, you’re in good company. Growth hacking is an elusive concept. Nobody owns a definition. Just as there’s no single correct definition, so is there no single right profile for the ideal growth hacker. There are no lists of qualifications, years of experience or types of software a growth hacker needs to know.You’ll know your growth hacker when you meet him — or her. She’ll be wild-eyed talking about growth, and passionate about innovation. She will be experienced in the art and ready to make a positive impact on your business.Related: 6 Growth Hack Techniques You Can Try TodayHave you hired a growth hacker? What’s your experience?