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IPL 2011: IPL seeks teams’ opinion on unsold capped Indian cricketers

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first_imgEven as no teams bid for former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly during the auction held earlier this month, he might still get to feature in the fourth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).Sourav GangulyThe IPL governing council has written to all 10 franchises asking if they have any objection signing Indian players who went unsold in the auction.The governing council letter specifically mentioned Ganguly as one of the players whom some franchises want to hire. Wasim Jaffer and V.R.V. Singh were two other international Indian cricketers who too remained unsold in the players’ auction.The IPL rules presently do not permit unsold players to be signed after the auction.Reports had earlier suggested that Kochi IPL had shown interest in signing Ganguly and contacted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking its permission.The franchises have been asked to respond to the letter by February 3. The BCCI is expected to decide on the matter during the IPL governing council meeting on February 4.last_img read more

Premier Badminton League 2018-19 final live stream: When, where to watch Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets badminton match

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first_imgMumbai Rockets will face Bengaluru Raptors in the set up a summit clash of the Premier Badminton League Season 4 in Bengaluru on Sunday.Mumbai will hope to be third time lucky in the final on Sunday after losses to the Delhi Acers and the Chennai Smashers in the first two seasons.What time does Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets match in Premier Badminton League 2018-19 final start?The PBL 2018-19 match between Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets will start at 7 PM IST at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.What TV channel and live streaming is the Premier Badminton League 2018-19 final match between Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will show the match on TV. Hotstar will live stream Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets match.Where will the PBL 2018-19 final match between Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets be played?The PBL 2018-19 final match Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets will be played at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.Where can I watch the Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on Hotstar.com.What are the squads for the PBL 2018-19 final match between Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets?Bengaluru RaptorsKidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth, Hendra Setiawan, Lauren Smith, Marcus Ellis, Mithun Manjunath, Mohammad Ahsan, Sanjana Santosh, Thi Trang Vu, Tien Minh NguyenMumbai RocketsLee Young Dae, Anders Antonsen, Anura Prabhudesai, Kim Gi Jung, Kuhoo Garg, Manu Attri, Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth, Pratul Joshi, Sameer Verma, Shreyanshi Pardeshiadvertisementlast_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India price to get cheaper, but for a limited period

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first_imgFlipkart will be hosting Republic Days sale on its platform starting January 19. For the Flipkart Plus users the Republic Days sale begins on Jan 19, but for the rest, it kicks off only on Jan 20. The sale will end for all on Jan 22. During the sale, Flipkart will be offering big discounts on products across categories including smartphones. Flipkart will be selling phones from all ranges during the Republic Days sale. There will be great discount offers on phones and one of the best ones will be on the very recently launched Redmi Note 6 Pro.The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will be sold with a flat discount of Rs 1,000 on Flipkart during the Republic Days sale. This means the interested buyers can grab the Redmi Note 6 Pro for a low price of Rs 12,999. This will definitely be one of the best deals on Flipkart during the sale. The original price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro is Rs 13,999. This is for the base model of the phone that comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.Flipkart is yet to reveal whether both the variants of the Redmi Note 6 Pro will see the Rs 1,000 price drop. If both the version get the price cut the 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage will sell for Rs 14,999 which currently sells for Rs 15,999. Possibly, all the colour variants of the Redmi Note 6 Pro including red, blue, black, and rose gold will be available on discount. Notably, this is for the first every time that the Redmi Note 6 Pro will be available for a discounted price. To recall, the Redmi Note 6 Pro was launched in India back in November last year. This is undoubtedly one of the best camera Note from Xiaomi so far. The smartphone sports two cameras on both rear and front panel. On the rear panel the Redmi Note 6 Pro includes a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with Dual Pixel autofocus and f/1.9 aperture and a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel for depth shots. On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro consists of a primary sensor of 20-megapixel and a secondary camera with a 2-megapixel sensor for portrait selfies.advertisementDuring the same Republic Days sale, Flipkart will also be selling the Poco F1 for discounted price. During the sale, the Xiaomi Poco F1 will be available for a starting price of Rs 18,999. This price will be for the base model of the phone that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model of the Poco F1 will sell for Rs 21,999, while the 6GB RAM/256GB will be available for Rs 25,999. Additionally, Flipkart will also be offering extra discounts on the Poco F1.For the Republic Days sale, Flipkart will be partnering with the State Bank of India to offer 10 per cent instant discount to buyers shopping with SBI credit cards. Meanwhile, Amazon India will also be hosting Great Indian sale starting Jan 20 which will end on Jan 23. For the Prime users, the Amazon Great India sale will kick off a day early on Jan 19.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro February launch: Waterdrop notch, Snapdragon 675, 48MP camera and all we know so farALSO READ | Redmi Note 6 Pro review: Phone with best camera performance under Rs 20,000ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera and Snapdragon 660 launched, India price could be around Rs 10,500last_img read more

New AIenabled tool may help detect heart attacks

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first_imgWashington DC: Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) based system that can better predict heart attacks and other cardiac events as compared to conventional risk models. Risk determination is an imperfect science, and popular existing models like the Framingham Risk Score have limitations, as they do not directly consider the condition of the coronary arteries. Coronary computed tomography arteriography (CCTA), that gives highly detailed images of the heart vessels, is a promising tool for refining risk assessment, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: LondonThe decision-making tool, known as the coronary artery disease reporting and data system (CAD-RADS), emphasises stenoses, or blockages and narrowing in the coronary arteries. While CAD-RADS is an important and useful development in the management of cardiac patients, its focus on stenoses may leave out important information about the arteries, said Kevin M Johnson, associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine in the US.last_img read more

International shipping industry under the microscope as whale death toll grows

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first_imgHALIFAX — The shipping industry is under increased scrutiny after two cargo ships were fined for sailing too fast through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the rising death toll among endangered North Atlantic right whales has been partly blamed on collisions with vessels.There have been eight deaths reported since early June, and examinations of five of the carcasses showed three of them had injuries consistent with ship strikes — a leading cause of death for these rare mammals.“While the shipping industry has been overwhelmingly compliant in respecting these (speed limits), there are still some exceptions, and Transport Canada is examining all reported cases of non-compliance,” the department said in a statement Friday.Sonia Simard, a spokeswoman for the Shipping Federation of Canada, stressed the industry’s level of compliance has been impressive, given the number of vessels that move through the gulf.“It is our understanding that the compliance rate is over 98 per cent for 2019 and was equally high in 2018,” Simard, the federation’s director of legislative and environmental affairs, said in an email.Of the more than 2,200 large vessels that transited the gulf’s shipping corridors between April 28 and July 25, the Canadian Coast Guard found 227 vessels had exceeded the reduced 10-knot speed limit — but after investigation three quarters of these cases were closed without fines.Simard said many of the vessels flagged by an automated tracking system had exceeded the limit by only 0.5 knots or less.However, another 48 cases are under review.“We know how important it is,” Simard said in an interview. “We are dedicated to the best management measures.”Chad Allen, the federation’s director of marine operations, said it’s important to understand how difficult it is for the crews of large ships to spot whales.Typically, larger commercial vessels have an officer of the watch and a lookout posted on the bridge. Though they usually enjoy a commanding view of the seas, it can be easy to miss right whales when they break the surface.“The right whale doesn’t present a big profile,” he said. “It doesn’t have a big dorsal fin.”As well, when the whales surface to breath, the spray from their blowholes is often indistinguishable from breaking waves when the winds exceed 15 kilometres an hour — a common occurrence on the gulf.“As the wind picks up, when they do spray, that spray gets dissipated very quickly,” said Allen.The federation represents 70 shipping businesses in Canada, which include ship owners, operators and marine agents.Boris Worm, a biology professor and well-known whale expert at Dalhousie University in Halifax, said marine mammal experts are aware of the challenges faced by the shipping industry.“Even in good conditions, when it’s easier to see the whales, it’s hard to judge which way the whale is moving,” he said. “It becomes hard to guess which way to turn.”David Browne, director of conservation with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, said it may be time to start talking about moving the shipping lanes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.“It’s a massive undertaking,” he said. “You have to convince all of the countries of the world.”That’s exactly what happened in late 2002, when the International Maritime Organization approved Ottawa’s plan to shift routes in the Bay of Fundy to reduce collisions with right whales. The altered lanes force ships to divert several kilometres around zones where right whales are known to gather.“Unfortunately, the whales also moved and mostly left the Bay of Fundy and started moving into the gulf,” Browne said.On Friday, Transport Canada said it had issued $7,800 speeding fines to two cargo vessels: the Americaborg, a Dutch container ship, and the Atlantic Spirit, a bulk carrier registered in Hong Kong.A third vessel, cited for a $6,000 fine on July 18, was the Big Eagle, a 52-metre luxury yacht. And a fourth vessel — the bulk carrier Milos Warrior — was “sanctioned” on May 30 for an alleged infraction on Nov. 3.Allen said even if a whale is spotted before a collision, avoiding the slow-moving animals can be tough.“A ship is similar to a car on ice — once you start the turn, it may not take immediately,” he said.Worm said other whales, including fin and blue whales, are fast enough to avoid most ships — but right whales are bulky and slow, which is why whalers decided long ago they were the “right” whales to kill.And even though they have good long-range hearing, the excessive engine noise in shipping lanes can leave them confused.“Imagine yourself standing on a highway with your eyes closed and you’re trying to cross the highway — you’ll get more nervous as you hear more noise,” Worm said. “This is the situation the whales face.”Though commercial vessels are typically equipped with radar for navigation, that technology is designed to detect metal objects with sharp angles, not the rounded, blubbery bodies of right whales.Sonar uses underwater sound waves instead of radio waves to detect objects, but there are concerns this technology could have an impact on the whales’ communication and navigation.“It’s not just an issue of cost,” said Simard. “It’s a mix of research and development … in the context of the biology of the whales.”Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Sam Waterston And Lily Tomlin To Be Honored At Oceana SeaChange Summer

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first_imgOceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation, will host the 10th annual SeaChange Summer Party.This year’s SeaChange Summer Party honors Sam Waterston and Lily Tomlin for their support of Oceana and work as advocates for the oceans.Ted Danson will attend and emcee the evening. Confirmed guests include Alison Pill, Angela Kinsey, Sally Pressman, Oscar Nunez, Briana Evigan and Brett Dier.The event will include a world-class auction and cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet seated dinner and exciting live auction and program. The night will end with the SeaChange Post-Party Lounge, where guests can dance under the stars. To learn more, click here.last_img

Facebook kills trending topics tests breaking news label

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world.When Facebook launched “trending” in 2014 as a list of headlines to the side of the main news feed, it was a straightforward move to steal users from Twitter by giving them a quick look at the most popular news of the moment. It fit nicely into CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge just a year earlier to make Facebook its users’ “personal newspaper.”But that was then. “Fake news” wasn’t yet a popular term, and no foreign country had been accused of trying to influence the U.S. elections through social media, as Russia later would be. Trending news that year included the death of Robin Williams, Ebola and the World Cup.Facebook is now testing new features, including a “breaking news” label that publishers can add to stories to distinguish them from other chatter. Facebook also wants to make local news more prominent.“It’s very good to get rid of ‘trending,’” said Frank Pasquale, a law professor at the University of Maryland and expert on algorithms and society. He said algorithms are good for very narrow, well-defined tasks. By contrast, he said, deciding what news stories should go in “trending” requires broad thinking, quick judgments about context and decisions about whether someone is trying to game the system.In an interview ahead of Friday’s announcement, Facebook’s head of news products, Alex Hardiman, said the company is still committed to breaking and real-time news. But instead of having Facebook’s moderators, human or otherwise, make editorial decisions, there’s been a subtle shift to let news organizations do so.According to the Pew Research Center, 44 per cent of U.S. adults get some or all of their news through Facebook.Troubles with the trending section began to emerge in 2016, when the company was accused of bias against conservatives, based on the words of an anonymous former contractor who said Facebook downplayed conservative issues in that feature and promoted liberal causes. Zuckerberg met with prominent right-wing leaders at the company’s headquarters in an attempt at damage control. Yet two years later, Facebook still hasn’t been able to shake the notion of bias.In late 2016, Facebook fired the human editors who worked on the trending topics and replaced them with software that was supposed to be free of political bias. Instead, the software algorithm began to pick out posts that were getting the most attention, even if the information in them was bogus. In early 2017, Facebook made another attempt to fix the trending section, this time by including only topics covered by several news publishers. The thinking was that coverage by just one outlet could be a sign that the news is fake.The troubles underscore the difficulty of relying on computers, even artificial intelligence, to make sense of the messy human world without committing obvious, sometimes embarrassing and occasionally disastrous errors.Ultimately, Facebook appears to conclude that trying to fix the headaches around trending wasn’t worth the meagre benefit the company, users and news publishers saw in it.“There are other ways for us to better invest our resources,” Hardiman said.Pasquale said Facebook’s new efforts represent “very slow steps” toward an acknowledgement that the company is making editorial judgments when it decides what news should be shown to users — and that it needs to empower journalists and editors to do so.But what needs to happen now, he added, is a broad shift in the company’s corporate culture, recognizing the expertise involved in journalistic judgment. The changes and features Facebook is putting out, he said, are being treated as “bug fixes” — addressing single problems the way engineers do.“What they are not doing is giving an overall account of their mission on how these fixes fit together,” Pasquale said.The “breaking news” label that Facebook is testing with 80 news publishers around the world will let outlets such as The Washington Post add a red label to indicate that a story is breaking news, highlighting it for users who want accurate information as things are happening.“Breaking news has to look different than a recipe,” Hardiman said.Another feature, called “Today In,” shows people breaking news in their area from local publishers, officials and organizations. It’s being tested out in 30 markets in the U.S. Hardiman says the goal is to help “elevate great local journalism.” The company is also funding news videos, created exclusively for Facebook by outside publishers it would not yet name. It plans to launch this feature in the next few months.Facebook says the trending section wasn’t a popular feature to begin with. It was available only in five countries and accounted for less than 1.5 per cent of clicks to the websites of news publishers, according to the company.While Facebook got outsized attention for the problems the trending section had — perhaps because it seemed popular with journalists and editors — neither its existence nor its removal makes much of a difference when it comes with Facebook’s broader problems with news.Hardiman said ending the trending section feels like letting a child go. But she said Facebook’s focus now is prioritizing trustworthy, informative news that people find useful. read more

Sri Lankan Tamil slashes wrist in Tiruchi camp

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Police sources said Kumar was taken to the Government Hospital where he was treated as an out-patient. The camp accommodates 13 Sri Lankan Tamils against whom cases booked by the Tamil Nadu police are pending. The sources said that 10 Sri Lankan Tamils who began a fast in the camp on Thursday demanding their release continued it on Friday.Cases relating to human trafficking and those under the Explosives Act had been booked against them. A differently abled Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the Tiruchi special camp created a flutter by slashing his left wrist with a blade demanding his release.Suresh Kumar alias Sera of Jaffna, who was housed in the camp after a case was booked by the ‘Q’ Branch CID earlier, slashed his wrist Friday morning, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship stuck in port over life jacket concerns

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Royal Caribbean cruise line is apologizing to passengers after the ‘Majesty of the Seas’ spent the night stuck in port at Cape Canaveral, Florida.The ship was supposed to head to the Bahamas but was held in port over safety concerns.The Associated Press reported that Coast Guard spokesperson Ryan Dickinson said the delay had to do with the life-saving equipment on board.The company has been addressing concerns from customers on Twitter. One person asked if the delay was due to frayed life jackets and Royal Caribbean responded saying “We passed our previous inspection but the U.S. Coast guard would like for us to change the jackets immediately.”@JonGaled Hey, Jonathan. We passed our previous inspection but the U.S. Coast guard would like for us to change the jackets immediately.— Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) February 14, 2017In many responses on Twitter, the company stated it is working to get issue resolved and says that future sailings will not be impacted. read more

Beyond worsening humanitarian situation Iraq faces crisis of spirit – UN relief

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Briefing reporters in New York via video-link from Erbil, Kevin Kennedy said that currently there are some 1.8 million people displaced in the country, mostly in Kurdistan and Anbar Province. Over 860,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have arrived from Anbar, Mosul and Sinjar in the last several months as the situation has deteriorated in all those regions, he noted.In August alone, 650,000 people arrived in Kurdistan seeking shelter, security and safety. Many of them have been staying with friends and relatives. Most of the refugees arriving now are seeking shelter in schools. This has caused the start of the school year to be delayed for months, Mr. Kennedy said, adding that it is uncertain when schools will reopen. The IDPs are also dispersed, with about 400,000 of them in Anbar Province, which is not controlled by Iraqi Government forces. On top of that, Iraq is also hosting some 220,000 Syrian refugees and another one million people displaced since the start of the 2003 war. “The people who are here came here to seek refuge. They are very traumatized having seen things they did not want to see,” said Mr. Kennedy, recalling a recent visit to Tikrit, where he met an elderly man who said that he could not account for his 41 family members. Challenges persist and continue to grow, Mr. Kennedy said, outlining three main challenges facing relief agencies on the ground. The first challenge is access. It is very difficult to reach the close to half a million people in need of support in Anbar Province. The second big challenge is shelter, he continued. There are 800,000 IDPs in the Kurdistan region, and about 390,000 are estimated to be in need of shelter and currently living in schools, under bridges or out in the open, in very bad conditions. Camps are being built and will accommodate 220,000 which will leave a shelter gap for about 170,000 people. “We still have a gap which will be significant and must be closed in a few weeks,” he said, noting that winter is fast approaching.The third main concern is the upcoming winter, when temperatures can get down to negative 16 degrees Celsius. “There’s rain, snow and wind, and our fear is that unless we can provide the shelter, this massive humanitarian emergency will turn into a deadly, life threatening situation for many,” said Mr. Kennedy. Last week, the Government and the UN agreed on a joint plan to provide refugees with shelter, food, and sanitation in the coming weeks.He commended the “generosity, hospitality and humanity” of the people in different areas who have taken in the displaced. At the same time, he expressed concern about how long host communities could continue to take in refugees before they themselves became overwhelmed.UN agencies and partners are continuing with their efforts on the ground, distributing food, medicines and building camps. The World Food Programme (WPF) is feeding 1 million people every month. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is taking care of building shelters, while the World Health Organization (WHO) is providing medicine and other supplies. Mr. Kennedy said that what is needed is a massive effort with a sustained sense of urgency, noting that while the security situation in Iraq and the region has captured global attention, the humanitarian situation deserves equal attention. read more

Maryland squeezes past Penn State 6659 in Big Ten opener

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After Jalen Smith and Bruno Fernando carried Maryland to the brink of victory, Anthony Cowan Jr. emphatically finished off Penn State.Cowan made two clutch 3-pointers in the closing minutes, and the 24th-ranked Terrapins opened Big Ten play with a 66-59 victory Saturday.Smith scored 16 points, and Fernando had 12 points and 13 rebounds. But Cowan, who struggled for much of the game, came up big when Maryland needed it most.The junior guard buried a 3 with 2:14 left to make it 61-55. After the Nittany Lions got within two points, Cowan hoisted a 27-footer as the shot clock expired, and it swished through the net to clinch it with 34 seconds to go.“Cowan made the plays at the end. That’s what a great player does,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said.Prior to those two shots, Cowan had six turnovers and was 4 for 10 from the field.“He’s got a very short-term memory. He’s got amnesia,” Chambers said. “He had six turnovers, but that’s not going to affect the way he plays.”No, it won’t. Not for the team leader on a squad filled with freshmen and sophomores.“I wasn’t making the best decisions with the ball,” Cowan acknowledged. “But when it came down to it, I just wanted to make sure I made shots, give our team the best chance to win the game.”Maryland (7-1, 1-0) held on to secure a bounce-back victory following a 76-71 loss to No. 4 Virginia earlier in the week.Coming off a 63-62 upset of No. 13 Virginia Tech on Tuesday, the Nittany Lions (4-3) nearly knocked off another ranked team. They led 31-30 at halftime, erased an eight-point deficit in the second half and gave Maryland all it could handle on its own floor.Lamar Stevens scored 19 on 9-for-24 shooting, Josh Reaves had all 17 of his points in the first half and Rasir Bolton finished with 15 for Penn State.“Defensively, we did enough to win the game,” Chambers said. “But we need another scorer out there. We can’t just rely on Stevens for 20 Big Ten games. That’s unfair to the kid, it’s unfair to our team.”Penn State simply couldn’t handle the Terrapins’ inside game. With Fernando and Smith leading the way, Maryland finished with a 40-28 rebounding advantage and outscored the Nittany Lions 18-4 at the foul line.Fernando became the first Terp to notch three straight double-doubles since Jordan Williams in 2011.Maryland went up 47-39 with 12:53 left when Fernando sent an alley-oop pass to Smith for a dunk. As he headed the other way down the court, Fernando raised his arms and waved his hands, asking the crowd of 15,481 to cheer the Terps on.The enthusiasm waned when Penn State responded with a 9-0 run to move back in front.Neither team could pull away, which was typical of this budding rivalry. Since Maryland joined the Big Ten, each of the seven games between the teams has been decided by seven points or less.REMEMBERING 41Maryland coach Mark Turgeon began his postgame interview session by remembering his encounter with former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday night.Turgeon was a coach at Texas A&M when he met the 41st president.“He just had a big influence on me,” Turgeon said. “One, he made me feel like I was a past president and he was the basketball coach at Texas A&M. But he was just a good role model in how much he loved his wife Barbara and his family, how much he loved our country. So today’s a sad day for me.”WEIRD HALFPenn State missed 12 of its first 13 shots while falling behind 12-3, then held the Terrapins scoreless for more than four minutes during a 10-0 run. The Nittany Lions took 12 more shots than Maryland in the first half, limited the Terps to 8-for-21 shooting and forced 10 turnovers.Yet Penn State got points from only three players, was outrebounded 21-16 and missed both its free throws, which explains the 31-30 score at the break.BIG PICTUREPenn State: The Nittany Lions could make some noise in the Big Ten if they can get contributions from players other than Stevens and Reaves, the only starters with more than one year of experience.Maryland: Consistency continues to elude the Terrapins, which isn’t entirely unexpected given the youth of the roster. Outside shooting and ball handling remain a work in progress, but the good news is that the Terps are 7-1 and ranked in spite of their shortcomings.UP NEXTPenn State: Hosts Indiana on Tuesday night, the lone regular-season meeting between the teams.Maryland: Travels to Purdue on Thursday night, seeking to end a four-game losing streak against the Boilermakers.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25David Ginsburg, The Associated Press read more

Magistrate disciplined after Facebook comments on case he oversaw

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first_imgA magistrate has been reprimanded after posting a Facebook message about a court case he had overseen.David King, who sits in courts in Portsmouth, south-east Hampshire, was investigated by a watchdog after a complaint.A Judicial Conduct Investigations Office spokesman said judicial heads had concluded that Mr King’s behaviour “fell below the standard expected of a magistrate”.The spokesman said Mr King had been issued with a reprimand.Detail has emerged in a statement posted on the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office website.The statement gave no indication what Mr King’s message had said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

Hedge fund husband told disabled wife to leave her crutches behind to

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first_imgAlicia confided in her GP on July 23 last year and Mitchinson was arrested and questioned. “He said she was intoxicated during the theatre outing and she threw the glass at him and he had to restrain her.”Miss Paul told the jury: “He sought to control her whole life, her work, her sleep pattern her social life. She was, in effect, her husband’s prisoner.”Mitchinson, of Holmdale Road, West Hampstead has pleaded not guilty to one count of controlling or coercive behaviour between January 1 and July 23 2016.He also denies three counts of assaulting Ms Vidler at their home address on dates between January 10 and July 16 2016.He said the demise of Castilium prompted Alicia’s police complaint, which is “fabricated and exaggerated.”The trial continues. Guy Mitchinson She told the trial: “He’d tell me before business meetings: ‘You’re going to have to get through this. You’re probably going to be crippled for life so you have to make this work.'”Guy did not like me being seen with crutches or a walking stick and I’d leave them at reception. Flying makes it much worse, it’s very painful on the plane.”The couple married in July, 2014, but Alicia said there were problems from the start.”He hated me seeing my friends,” she said, “he started asking for the passwords to every electronic device I had.””It terrified me, it gave me no privacy. I felt I was being monitored, my personal thoughts are on them, my bank account details.”I couldn’t get away from him, I couldn’t think straight. It scared me in the end and made me feel incredibly stressed.” Guy MitchinsonCredit:Tony Palmer Caroline Paul, prosecuting, told the jury: “This trial is about a man systematically bullying his wife in order to control her and he became more controlling and violent between January and July, last year.”His wife became his virtual prisoner and he began to interfere with her medical care, forcing her into taking a course of medication when the the side effects were severe.”Ms Vidler was an equity derivatives trader with Deutsche Bank in Sydney before moving to the UK, where she studied for a PhD in mathematics at Imperial College.She was privately-educated at Sydney’s Ascham school and co-founded Mayfair’s Castilium Capital with her husband in January 2012.Mitchinson claims her allegations are invented and simply a way of getting out of the marriage and failing business partnership.However, recalling one row, Ms Vidler told he court: “He smashed a glass on my head and it smashed everywhere, it was the crown of my head and there was glass in my hair and I could feel blood on my head.”I made a run for it and got the front door open and saw the beautiful blue sky and houses, but he got me by the hand and swung me back into the house.”I spent the next five hours trying to get past him, that’s what I was fixated on,” she added. “He said: ‘I’ll not let you do this to our marriage.'”He said: ‘No one is coming to rescue you.’ I begged twenty or thirty times to go to hospital and thought about climbing out the bathroom window, but there is an eighteen foot drop.” A hedge fund boss told his disabled wife to leave her crutches behind to stop them losing clients, a court heard has heard, as he is accused of systematic abuse.Former Deutsche Bank derivatives expert Guy Mitchinson, 38, ran Castilium Capital with wife Alicia Vidler, an ex-Merrill Lynch trader, who says she was a prisoner of her violent husband.The 37-year-old claimed her husband, who denies “systematically bullying” his wife at their Knightsbridge home, smashed a glass over her head during a row.The hedge fund manager ignored his wife’s painful arthritic condition as she rested at their £3.4m home, beating her with a pillow as she rolled herself into a ball, Isleworth Crown Court heard. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Cristina Neagu is back after 20 months

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← Previous Story Your opinion: THW Kiel, MKB Veszprem, F.C Barcelona and BM Atletico Madrid to Cologne! Next Story → VELUX EHF CL (Round 3): Kiel’s train ran over Romanians – Dissinger match winner against C.O Zagreb! The World’s best female player in 2010, Romanian princess Cristina Neagu (24) is back to the handball after 20 months break because of serious shoulder injury. After fantastic seasons in Oltchim Valcea and Romanian NT, Neagu was injured during EHF CL match against Spanish Itxako and that caused a long break, surgery and recovery treatment in the United States. Neagu came back to the court against Brasov 34:23 in the domestic League, had three asisstance and scored a goal from 7-meter shot.WELCOME BACK PRINCESS – WELCOME BACK, LION!photo: http://www.cristinaneagu.com Christina NeaguCristina Neagu read more

Two appear in court after 480 cannabis plants seized in Meath

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first_imgUpdated Sunday 3.50pmTWO MEN are appearing before a special sitting of Trim District Court this afternoon after a large number of cannabis plants were discovered at a house in Lobinstown in Co Meath.The plants, with an estimated street value of €384,000 were found on Friday at a sophisticated growing and cultivating operation.Two men aged 30 and 36 were arrested and were held at Kells Garda Station.last_img

Why you feel like youre falling in your sleep

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first_imgA car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York WHAT ON EARTH is a hypnic jerk and why does it frighten the crap out of us?That’s the name for the sensation of feeling like you are falling off a cliff as you drift off to sleep.There are a number of theories for why this happens, and this video explores some of them. (We like the evolutionary theory, but mostly because we would love to sleep in a hammock.) The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act The Pixel watch that never was: An inside look at how Google’s smartwatch efforts beat Apple to the punch, but then broke down and never recovered (GOOG, GOOGL) center_img SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there Source: Business Insider/YouTubeEating more than five-a-day may be a complete and utter waste of time>last_img read more

5 Geeky Marriage Proposals

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first_imgToday is Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, and many couples may be wondering when their partner will pop the question. Sure, you can propose at a restaurant or even during the half-time show at your favorite team’s game, but that’s all boring. And truthfully, if you’re reading this blog, you’re into the more nerdy/finer things in life. From programming proposals into video games, to tweeting the big question for the whole world to see, here’s proof that you can still be totally romantic by using the thing you love second to your soon-to-be fiancée: technology. Check out Gearlog’s geekiest marriage proposals after the jump. 1. Kevin Smith and Comic-ConComic Con 2010 wasn’t just wall-to-wall superheros and comic books, there was also a little romance in the mix. During the Kevin Smith Panel, a man named James Darling got on the mic to ask Smith some questions. And that he did–for about three-and-a-half minutes–when suddenly, on the mic in front of 6,000 or so people, he said he had a question for his girlfriend. Darling, who started dating his girlfriend at the previous year’s Comic Con, asked her if she “would be willing to marry me and spend our geek lives together.” Awww. Smith then giggled like a little girl. She said “yes.” Smith then said “That f***ing rocks man; geeks in love.” The proposal starts at about 3:26 in the video.2. Central Park Hidden Cameras/iPhone AppWe’ve all seen the elaborate Improv-Everywhere-like proposals floating around on YouTube, but one man was able to pull off a low-key public proposal in New York City’s Central Park with the help of his friends and hidden cameras synced with special iPhone apps so the whole event could be watched from a safe distance. Nothing ruins a surprise more than running into a friend you’d never expect to see. Besides the techy parts, the proposal involved a row boat, and a cute little band playing her favorite song, “Stand By Me.”3. GrouponGroupon’s first (and hopefully last) “Grouposal,” as they call it, showed up on Cincinnati’s Groupon page on Jan. 5, 2011. The deal page was titled “A Surprise for a Dana from a Greg.” Apparently Greg’s girlfriend Dana is a huge Groupon fan, so what better way to get your girl to marry you than by using a coupon to entice her? Apparently a life together forever is worth $999,999 to Greg, but only $1 to Dana. The page has a special message from Greg, and an editorial full of fun facts about the couple. Although it says “0 Bought,” she said yes. [Via Mashable]4. Social Networking: Twitter, Foursquare, and FacebookIt’s nothing new by now, but proposing via social network sites like Twitter, Foursquare, and even Facebook is truly nerdy. We’re not condoning this, but hey, if you’re big on the social networking, then go for it. Relationships are all about hearing those three little words, then those four big words, and now, thanks to Twitter, you have 140 characters to announce your love in. The first case in Twitter proposals was between one couple in 2008 that had been together for 15 years at that time. What a romantic way to propose a lifetime full of marital bliss. 5. BlizzCon 2010It wasn’t just Comic Con that had a surprise proposal in 2010. BlizzCon, an annual convention held by Blizzard Entertainment (Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo), saw a little extra action of its own. During the costume parade, one unsuspecting cosplayer found herself bombarded by her boyfriend as she model-walked her way on the stage. It looked pretty awkward, but she said yes. And then the crowd made him get down on his knees and do it again. Ah, the memories. Runner-UpsAlthough these proposals within video games have been seen by most geeks out there, watching them never fails to make us smile, so here are some of the best video game proposals:EarthboundChrono TriggerThe infamous Super Mario Bros. Proposal[Photo Credit, Top Photo: icanhazcheezeburger.com]last_img read more

Man arrested after elderly man killed in collision involving teleporter vehicle

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first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 52,587 Views Updated at 2.30pm GARDAÍ IN LISTOWEL are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 70s, following a collision involving a car and a teleporter vehicle.The incident occurred in Ratoo, Ballyduff, Co Kerry.Gardaí were called to the scene of the collision at 8.45am this morning.The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the teleporter was not injured.The Garda Technical Bureau and the State Pathologist have been requested to attend the scene.Results of their examinations will dictate whether investigators launch a formal murder probe.A man in his 60s has been arrested by gardaí, and is currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, according to a statement from the force issued this morning.Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Ballyduff is located around 16km to the west of Listowel, in the north of Co Kerry.Read: Luxury car, drugs and electronics seized in crackdown on west Dublin gangRead: How were the 150,000 garda hours for phantom breath tests accounted for? Apr 4th 2017, 2:35 PM Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 2:35 PM Share36 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3323216 21 Comments center_img File photo of a teleporter. Man arrested after elderly man killed in collision involving teleporter vehicle The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. By Sean Murray File photo of a teleporter. Image: Shutterstock/smereka Short URL Image: Shutterstock/smerekalast_img read more

Vers une loi Hadopi 3

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first_imgVers une loi Hadopi 3 ?Ce midi, plusieurs blogueurs français considérés comme “influents” se sont retrouvés à la table du président de la République à l’Elysée. Au cours de ce déjeuner, Nicolas Sarkozy a annoncé la mise en place d’une future loi Hadopi 3 et la création d’un Conseil du numérique, à en croire les tweets publiés par les personnalités du web présentes.Le gratin du web était présent à l’Elysée ce midi : le patron de Free, les fondateurs de Vente-privée.com, Deezer ou encore Meetic, sans oublier les blogueurs les plus connus, comme Maître Eolas, largement suivi par la twittosphère.Ce que tout le monde retiendra de ce déjeuner avec Nicolas Sarkozy, largement relaté sur Twitter avec le “hastag” #leDej, une annonce principale : la préparation d’une loi Hadopi 3. L’information a été lâchée par Maître Eolas. Eric Dupin, créateur du blog Presse Citron, est cité par le site de France Info : “Nicolas Sarkozy est conscient que Hadopi n’est pas parfait et souhaite un Hadopi 3 plus adapté”. Il est donc question pour le président de la République de créer un Conseil du numérique, “plus formé de représentants de l’Internet que de fonctionnaires”, complète à son tour Nicolas Vanbremeersch, créateur du blog Versac.La nouveauté pourrait être une loi qui s’intéresserait davantage au streaming et plus seulement au peer-to-peer. L’Informaticien.com rappelle qu’actuellement 50.000 adresses IP sont flashées au quotidien. Pourtant, Hadopi envoie seulement 2.000 mails d’avertissement par jour (voir notre article).Le 16 décembre 2010 à 17:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une 3D plus lumineuse grâce à la 3D Vision 2 de NVIDIA

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first_imgUne 3D plus lumineuse grâce à la 3D Vision 2 de NVIDIALe fabricant de composants NVIDIA a officialisé la commercialisation d’une nouvelle carte graphique 3D, qui permet d’obtenir une image plus claire… Avec la 3D Vision 2 de NVIDIA, finies les soirées passées à jouer avec la lumière éteinte pour profiter de la 3D sur votre PC. Le fabricant de composants a ainsi officialisé la commercialisation de cette nouvelle carte graphique, qui dispose de la dernière technologie Lightboost. Celle-ci permettrait de laisser passer plus de lumière et profiter d’une image plus claire.À lire aussiArchéologie : le vrai visage de Cléopâtre reconstitué en 3DA condition que vous disposiez d’un écran compatible et de lunettes spéciales, vendues avec la carte graphique (149 euros la paire, 99 euros l’unité), vous aurez alors accès à cette nouvelle technologie qui permet aux obturateurs des lunettes de rester ouverts plus longtemps, ce qui a pour conséquence de laisser passer plus de lumière et offrir une clarté d’image optimisée. Les lunettes ont d’ailleurs également été modifiées puisqu’elles sont 20 % plus larges, avec une monture plus fine et plus flexible afin de mieux bloquer la lumière sur les côtés. NVIDIA explique d’ailleurs que le port de casques d’écoute sera facilité. Le matériel parfait pour les joueurs adeptes de longues nuits devant leur écran.Le 17 octobre 2011 à 12:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more