Report Pepe turns down Arsenal for Monaco move

first_imgFormer Real Madrid defender Pepe has reportedly turned down a move to Arsenal in favour of joining AS MonacoThe 35-year-old is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Besiktas in December and had been linked with a return to Portugal at FC Porto.But L’Equipe reports that Pepe will instead join Monaco, despite a late attempt by Arsenal to hijack the deal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Unai Emery’s side are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements in this month’s transfer window with Rob Holding sidelined for the rest of the season.Out-of-favour Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is allegedly being lined up in a trade deal involving Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal.Meanwhile, Monaco are expected to sign Chelsea and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas shortly as new manager Thierry Henry attempts to steer the club clear of the relegation zone in Ligue 1.last_img read more

CWC18 Team Wellington wants international experience

first_imgThe New Zealander club has won the OFC Champions League for the first time ever and they want to prove they can do well in the FIFA Club World CupFounded recently in 2004, New Zealand’s Team Wellington is looking to get more experience when they take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.As part of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), they will face United Arab Emirates’ Al Ain F.C. on December 12th for a chance to be in the Quarterfinals.Known as TeeDubs, this team is based in the city of Wellington in New Zealand.The club only boasts six trophies in their short history, having won the New Zealand Football Championship twice.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.They won the OFC Champions League once, and this is the first time they have qualified to the FIFA Club World Cup.Wellington’s strengths lay with striker Angus Kilkolly, who scored 36 goals in eight Champions League matches in Oceania.#CWC18: Get to know @TeamWelly – The New Zealander club has won the OFC Champions League for the first time ever and they want to prove they can do well in the @ClubWorldCups. pic.twitter.com/iSCVangJNA— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 8, 2018last_img read more

Chula Vista Police Department says goodbye to K9 Griffen

first_imgChula Vista Police Department says goodbye to K-9 Griffen FacebookTwitter March 26, 2018 Posted: March 26, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News center_img CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — The Chula Vista Police Department Monday announced the passing of their Chula Vista Police Dog, K-9 Griffen.According to their release, Griffen suffered from a medical condition that took his life over the weekend.“Griffen … passed away peacefully Saturday, March 24 in the presence of his handler, his handler’s family, and other members of the K-9 Program. Griffen will be remembered as a valued member of the Chula Vista Police Department and a loyal and loving partner. It is hard to overstate the bond that a K-9 and his handler have when working long hours in dangerous situations. CVPD’s law enforcement family extends deepest sympathies to his partner officer.”Griffen was a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, who worked with the patrol division of the Chula Vista Police Department.“Griffen not only worked to protect his handler, search for dangerous suspects, and deter criminal behavior, but was well known throughout the city as a frequent guest at community events and public demonstrations.On behalf of all the women and men at the Chula Vista Police Department, Thank You Griffen for your service, you will be missed.” KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Shared Research Space in Dayton Promotes Tech Transfer From Air Force Lab

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A newly created collaborative workspace in downtown Dayton, Ohio, is opening up new avenues for the civilian research community and commercial sector to interact with scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, driving innovation and technology commercialization in the pursuit of new applications by the Air Force and regional economic growth. The initiative’s partners — AFRL, which is headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB; the Wright Brothers Institute, a nonprofit partner of the Lab whose primary aim is to promote technology transfer; and the Dayton region’s economic development community — established Project 444 within the city’s nascent innovation district to leverage the region’s research assets and take advantage of non-traditional partners.A case study about Project 444 will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego from Feb. 12-14. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website.last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of June 2 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of June 2, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Robert “Bob” Alan Coste, 59Joseph “Joe” J. Parrella, 66Previously Lived In Wilmington:Gary B. Balser, 74Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Why is Playboy making Bluetooth headphones

first_imgPlayboy Audio Playboy has a recent history of wacky ideas, and its latest oddball announcement is the company’s first Bluetooth headphones: the Playboy Audio Icon 1. You know, because the magazine interviewed Miles Davis or something.The $149 headphones promise better comfort in a lightweight design and feature the iconic bunny logo over each earcup, as well as the word Playboy on the headband.Playboy Audio says the Icon 1 has an “ultrapremium distortion-free sound combined with our powerful rich bass offers a superior, industry leading, high-fidelity listening experience”.The Icon 1 also offers “better hands-free calling” (ick) using the company’s “advanced microphone technology” and the ability to listen for up to 22 hours per charge.The magazine’s racy history is never far away, especially when it comes to fan extras like the promised and suggestively-named “Pleasures Playlist.”The Icon 1s aren’t even the weirdest thing to happen under the Playboy banner in the past few years. In 2015, after 62 years of naked centerfolds, Playboy magazine went non-nude, and yet the decision only lasted for 18 months. In March 2018, six months after founder Hugh Hefner’s death, the brand announced it was developing an online cryptocurrency wallet for paying for… the articles; yeah, that’s it.  Comments See at Turo Read the AirPods review Tags Turo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $59 at eBay $520 at HP The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Bluetooth Headsets Headphones,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo Angela Lang/CNET $999 Read the Rylo camera preview $155 at Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS See It Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Read Google Home Hub review Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $210 at Best Buy Share your voice See it Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sprint $299 at Amazon See It Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Boost Mobile Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The Cheapskate Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Post a comment Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 7 $999 $6 at Tidal Share your voice 0 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $60 at Best Buy Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Chris Monroe/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Amazonlast_img read more

Revealed Amid pregnancy rumours why did Priyanka Chopra secretly visit hospital

first_imgPriyanka Chopra on the talk show.Youtube/ Nbc/ The Tonight Show starring Jimmy FallonThough it has barely been a few months of Priyanka Chopra’s grand wedding ceremony with Nick Jonas, rumours of the couple expecting their first child has already started doing the rounds. A couple of photos of Priyanka Chopra, where a small baby bump could be spotted were splashed all across. Many publications were quick to proclaim that this might well could be the reason behind her quick decision to tie the knot. However, Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu had set the record straight and revealed that there is no such good news coming their way.Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra, had then stated that it was just a bad camera angle. She also defended Priyanka’s choice of clothing and said that the outfit was nice just that it was a bad camera angle. She also revealed that she did have a word with Priyanka about the whole issue to which Priyanka replied that since she was tired, she had a slumped posture and thus such photos.Amid all these pregnancy rumours, Priyanka Chopra was spotted at the Hinduja hospital in Mumbai recently. While this could again fuel the rumours of her being pregnant, the truth is, Priyanka had gone there to visit a relative who is ill. Unlike other times and as expected, Priyanka didn’t wave to the paparazzi or opted for photo-ops but silently made her way in and out.On work front, Priyanka was recently seen in Jonas Brothers’ – Sucker – where she looked every bit of sassy as we have known her to be. Apart from this, Priyanka is also busy with the shoot of the Sky is Pink with Farhan Akhtar. On Karan Johar’s koffee couch, Priyanka had revealed that she is in talks with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a film too.last_img read more

What is JK reservation Amit Shah to present his 1st bill in

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:58Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:56?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close what is article 370?center_img Amit Shah had vowed to scrap Article 370 during the campaign in the run up to the recently concluded election.Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday, June 24. This will be Shah’s first legislative business in Parliament after his election.The bill was earlier introduced as an ordinance, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on February 28. It was also cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind.Amit Shah had vowed to scrap Article 370 of the constitution that allows Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution, flag and the right to handle its own laws except on matters that impact national security during the campaign in the run-up to the recently concluded election.The Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto had also mentioned the scrapping of Article 35A, which defines permanent residents of the state and excludes outsiders from owning property and getting benefits including government jobs.The J&K Reservation Amendment Bill aims to give reservation benefits for education, jobs and promotion to the scheduled castes and tribes, and to the economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir. It will benefit more than 36 lakh residents, according to the officials.Here’s all you need to know about the bill that is set to replace the ordinance:What does the bill say?The bill is set to replace the ordinance, which was approved in February.Difference between an Ordinance and a Bill:While an ordinance is a temporary law which is circulated by the President of India on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, a bill can be introduced by government itself or proposed by a member of the Parliament.A bill is a proposal to make a new law and can be considered as initial stage of an act. A bill is usually in the form of a document that summaries what is the policy behind the proposed law and what will be proposed law be.A Bill is presented in the lower house of the parliament and after discussions, upon being passed, goes to the Upper house for approval. After the approval by the Upper house, the bill is sent to the President for his assent, after which, it becomes a law.Whereas, an ordinance is approved when the parliament is not in session but there is a need to make an Act. In such cases, the government refers a proposal to the President or Governor, and upon their approval, it becomes an ordinance.About the ordinance to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir, an official explained, “In this case, we plan to introduce a Bill replacing the ordinance. If it is not cleared during the House sitting, we will have to seek approval from the President for its (ordinance’s) re-promulgation.”The bill will amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004, which provides for reservation in appointment and admission in professional institutions for persons belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes.  While it defines the Socially and educationally backward classes to include persons living in areas adjoining the Actual Line of Control, the bill amends this to include those persons living in areas adjoining International Border, within the ambit of this reservation.”Once the Ordinance is issued, it would pave the way for bringing persons residing in the areas adjoining international border within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining actual Line of Control,” said Arjun Jaitley, after the ordinance was approved earlier this year. The bill makes 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (which includes Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes) applicable in educational institutions and government job in addition to the existing reservation, in J&K.In addition to this, while the Reservation Act of 2004 stated that any person, who has been appointed on the basis of residence in an area adjoining the Line of Control, must serve in such areas for at least seven years, the bill extends condition to persons living in areas adjoining the International Border as well.What can be the impact of this bill?The bill is being presented in Lok Sabha even as the J&K High Court issued notices to the Centre and the State, seeking their replies by July 10 on a petition challenging the ordinance. After the ordinance was approved, the Union Home Ministry had said it will bring people living near the International Border on par with those living near the Line of Control. “Due to continuous cross border tensions, persons living alongside International Border suffer from socio-economic and educational backwardness,” it added.”Shelling from across the border often compels these residents to move to safer places and is adversely impacting their education as Educational Institutions remain closed for long periods. Hence, it was felt justifiable to extend the reservation benefits to persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border on the similar lines of the persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC),” it added.About the reservation for economically weaker sections, it said that the ordinance would pave the way reserving State Government jobs to the youth of J&K who are from economically weaker sections belonging to any religion or caste.The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections was introduced in rest of the country through the 103rd Constitution Amendment in January 2019.According to officials, the bill will not have any impact on Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of J&K.last_img read more

Bella Thorne opens up about being a pansexual You like what you

first_imgBella Thorne with her upcoming bookInstagramAfter coming out as a bisexual, Bella Thorne has now stated that she is a pansexual. The actress, who is currently dating Italian musician Benjamin Mascolo, in an interview, spoke about how she is a pansexual and is attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender identity. “I’m actually a pansexual, and I didn’t know that,” she told on Good Morning America and further added, “You like what you like.”Thorne, who has been quite open about her sexuality, did not shy away from stating how she is rather attracted to the person and not their sexuality. “Doesn’t have to be a girl, or a guy, or … you know, a he, a she, a this, or that. It’s literally, you like personality, like you just like a being,” Bella said. “It doesn’t really matter what’s going on, over there. If I just like it, I like it!” Bella added on the ABC show. Check out the interview below.Bella Thorne in Good Morning AmericaYouTubeThe actress attended the show to promote her new book of personal poems called Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray. Apart from Bella, there have been a few celebrities who have opened up about their pansexuality in the past. This includes Panic! At The Disco frontman Brandon Urie, Miley Cyrus and Janelle Monae, to name a few. Back in 2016, Bella opened up about being a bisexual as she tweeted the same. Later in 2018, it was confirmed that the actress was involved in a throuple as she had an open relationship with rapper Mod Sun and YouTube star Tana Mongeau.Their story takes a bitter turn as Tana and Bella broke up in 2019. Two months later, Bella and Mod also split up but Tana and Bella continued to remain good ex-girlfriends. In fact, as Tana celebrated her 21st birthday in June, Bella did take up to share a picture of the two from their heydays along with a caption that read, “Through thick and thin I love you tana happy bday you beautiful beautiful special girl.” To this, Tana also responded, “i love u forever and ever. ❤️.” Later it was announced that Tana is all set to tie the knot with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul.Tana and I are no longer good. She broke girl code I’m over it.— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) July 17, 2019 Bella ThorneTwitterBella seemed to be okay with this too as she was impeccably happy with her ex-girlfriend’s relationship status. However, Tana and Mod grabbing a drink last week made things ugly between the two ladies! “Tana and I are no longer good. She broke girl code I’m over it,” tweeted Bella. Of course, Tana didn’t stay silent and replied, “”????? imagine taking every time ur mad at me to twitter but then telling ppl how much u care about me……………….. wtf is this b :/”” Later, Bella accused Tana of using her for Twitter clout, which Tana did not take for. She responded, “”dude what are you doing bella? like i have no idea why you’re mad, i’ve been texting you every minute since you tweeted, and for you to be tweeting me something as hurtful as saying I dated you for Twitter is literally f**king nuts & if you honestly think that damn i lost you.”Things might not be all that good for Tana and Bella but they both have moved on and are with other people respectively. We sure would like to know how their fight pans out!last_img read more

Stepmother sent to jail for girls rape murder

first_imgStepmother sent to jail in girl rape, murder caseA Patuakhali special court on Friday sent a victim’s stepmother to jail for her alleged involvement in the killing and ‘rape’ of school-girl, Eva, at Sirajpur village in Kalapara upazila in the city on Tuesday night.Kolapara upazila senior judicial magistrate Moniruzzaman passed the order after Salma Begum was produced before it with a seven-day remand prayer.On Tuesday night, a gang of miscreants stormed into the victim’s house around 7:00pm and reportedly raped and murdered Eva, 11, a class-VI student of Mohipur High School and daughter of carpenter Ismail Gharami of the village.Eva was taken to Mohipur 20-bed Hospital where physicians declared her dead and her body bore several injury marks.Later on Wednesday night, police detained the victim’s stepmother for interrogation.Victim’s father Ismail filed a case against three unnamed people with Mohipur police station over the tragic incident on Thursday.Police arrested Md Kawsar, 38, for his alleged involvement with the incident on the same day.last_img read more

Nations protest violence against Rohingyas

first_imgNearly 90,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, according to the United Nations on Monday.Photo: ReutersPeople hold placards during a protest rally against what the protesters say are killings of Rohingya people in Myanmar, in front of Myanmar consulate in Kolkata, India, September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersAn activist holds a sign during a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 3, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersMuslim women activists take part in a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersUpdated map of northern Rakhine state showing areas where fires were detected from satellite imagery. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25 in Rakhine. AFPUpdated map of northern Rakhine state showing areas where fires were detected from satellite imagery. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25 in Rakhine. AFPlast_img read more

Leave or we will kill you all

first_imgSmoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as Rohingya refugees collect their belongings on a shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip. Photo: ReutersThousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.“We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses.”Another Rohingya contacted by Reuters, who asked not to be named, said ethnic Rakhine Buddhists came to the same village and shouted, “Leave, or we will kill you all.”Fragile relations between Ah Nauk Pyin and its Rakhine neighbours were shattered on 25 Aug, when deadly attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State prompted a ferocious response from Myanmar’s security forces.At least 430,000 Rohingya have since fled into neighbouring Bangladesh to evade what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.About a million Rohingya lived in Rakhine state until the recent violence. Most face draconian travel restrictions and are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.Tin Maung Swe, secretary of the Rakhine state government, told Reuters he was working closely with the Rathedaung authorities, and had received no information about the Rohingya villagers’ plea for safe passage.“There is nothing to be concerned about,” he said when asked about local tensions. “Southern Rathedaung is completely safe.”National police spokesman Myo Thu Soe said he also had no information about the Rohingya villages but that he would look into the matter.Asked to comment, a spokeswoman for the US State Department’s East Asia Bureau made no reference to the situation in the villages, but said the United States was calling “urgently” for Myanmar’s security forces “to act in accordance with the rule of law and to stop the violence and displacement suffered by individuals from all communities.”“Tens of thousands of people reportedly lack adequate food, water, and shelter in northern Rakhine state,” spokeswoman Katina Adams said. “The government should act immediately to assist them.”Adams said Patrick Murphy, the US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, would reiterate grave US concern about the situation in Rakhine when he meets senior officials in Myanmar this week.Britain is to host a ministerial meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the situation in Rakhine.NO BOATSAh Nauk Pyin sits on a mangrove-fringed peninsula in Rathedaung, one of three townships in northern Rakhine state. The villagers say they have no boats.Until three weeks ago, there were 21 Muslim villages in Rathedaung, along with three camps for Muslims displaced by previous bouts of religious violence. Sixteen of those villages and all three camps have since been emptied and in many cases burnt, forcing an estimated 28,000 Rohingya to flee.Rathedaung’s five surviving Rohingya villages and their 8,000 or so inhabitants are encircled by Rakhine Buddhists and acutely vulnerable, say human rights monitors.The situation is particularly dire in Ah Nauk Pyin and nearby Naung Pin Gyi, where any escape route to Bangladesh is long, arduous, and sometimes blocked by hostile Rakhine neighbours.Maung Maung, the Rohingya official, said the villagers were resigned to leaving but the authorities had not responded to their requests for security. At night, he said, villagers had heard distant gunfire.“It’s better they go somewhere else,” said Thein Aung, a Rathedaung official, who dismissed Rohingya allegations that Rakhines were threatening them.Only two of the 25 Aug attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) took place in Rathedaung. But the township was already a tinderbox of religious tension, with ARSA citing the mistreatment of Rohingya there as one justification for its offensive.In late July, Rakhine residents of a large, mixed village in northern Rathedaung corralled hundreds of Rohingya inside their neighbourhood, blocking access to food and water.A similar pattern is repeating itself in southern Rathedaung, with local Rakhine citing possible ARSA infiltration as a reason for ejecting the last remaining Rohingya.‘ANOTHER PLACE’Maung Maung said he had called the police at least 30 times to report threats against his village.On 13 Sept, he said, he got a call from a Rakhine villager he knew. “Leave tomorrow or we’ll come and burn down all your houses,” said the man, according to a recording Maung Maung gave to Reuters.When Maung Maung protested that they had no means to escape, the man replied: “That’s not our problem.”On 31 Aug, the police convened a roadside meeting between two villages, attended by seven Rohingya from Ah Nauk Pyin and 14 Rakhine officials from the surrounding villages.Instead of addressing the Rohingya complaints, said Maung Maung and two other Rohingya who attended the meeting, the Rakhine officials delivered an ultimatum.“They said they didn’t want any Muslims in the region and we should leave immediately,” said the Rohingya resident of Ah Nauk Pyin who requested anonymity.The Rohingya agreed, said Maung Maung, but only if the authorities provided security.He showed Reuters a letter that the village elders had sent to the Rathedaung authorities on 7 Sept, asking to be moved to “another place”. They had yet to receive a response, he said.VIOLENT HISTORYRelations between the two communities deteriorated in 2012, when religious unrest in Rakhine state killed nearly 200 people and made 140,000 homeless, most of them Rohingya. Scores of houses in Ah Nauk Pyin were torched.Since then, said villagers, Rohingya have been too scared to leave the village or till their land, surviving mainly on monthly deliveries from the World Food Programme (WFP). The recent violence halted those deliveries.The WFP pulled out most staff and suspended operations in the region after 25 Aug.Residents in the area’s two Rohingya villages said they could no longer venture out to fish or buy food from Rakhine traders, and were running low on food and medicines.Maung Maung said the local police told the Rohingya to stay in their villages and not to worry because “nothing would happen,” he said.But the nearest police station had only half a dozen or so officers, he said, and could not do much if Ah Nauk Pyin was attacked.A few minutes’ walk away, at the Rakhine village of Shwe Long Tin, residents were also on edge, said its leader, Khin Tun Aye.They had also heard gunfire at night, he said, and were guarding the village around the clock with machetes and slingshots in case the Rohingya attacked with ARSA’s help.“We’re also terrified,” he said.He said he told his fellow Rakhine to stay calm, but the situation remained so tense that he feared for the safety of his Rohingya neighbours.“If there is violence, all of them will be killed,” he said.last_img read more

The Shade Room a Top Instagram Celebrity and Gossip Publisher Unveils First

first_imgAccording to Nwandu, TSR has doubled revenue each year and is profitable — with a net profit margin of about 50%. The company’s advertising and sponsorship clients have included CoverGirl, GMC and McDonald’s. The L.A.-based company has about a dozen full-time employees. “We operate extremely lean and self-fund all of our projects,” she said.TSR’s regular mix of Instagram posts span breaking news, celebrity gossip and shade-throwing, and feel-good posts like TSR Positive Images.The Shade Room has in the past run afoul of some platforms’ rules and guidelines. Three years ago, Facebook briefly suspended TSR’s page over a copyright-violation claim. In 2017, TSR reportedly warned followers (in a later-deleted post) that it was in danger of having Instagram remove its account allegedly over The Shade Room’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement. And at some point in the last two years, The Shade Room’s initial Twitter account was suspended by the platform. Related Popular on Variety The bread and butter of The Shade Room — which the New York Times once called “Instagram’s TMZ” — has been curated viral posts. By contrast, the new shows will be longer-form video exclusively produced by the company.“The goal of the new programming is to give our audience what we feel they are lacking,” Nwandu said. “We want to give them curated digital programming that is tailored to their interests. “The series reinforce our commitment to providing entertainment that caters to black culture and allows us to collaborate even more closely with our Roommates, who truly make TSR feel like a family.”TSR’s shows are being produced by a two-woman team of veteran TV producer and Daytime Emmy-nominated showrunner Tarvenia “T” Jones (“Upscale with Prentice Penny,” “Divorce Court”) and Judith Nwandu, who is Angelica’s sister.Angelica Nwandu (who goes by Angie) will serve as executive producer on the three series, marking her latest foray as a writer and producer. Previously, she co-wrote the film “Night Comes On,” winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival NEXT Innovator Award and released by Samuel Goldwyn films last August.TSR doesn’t have a specific launch date for the trio of shows, some of which will be sponsored, according to Nwandu. Each series will run four or five episodes, each of which will range from 10-15 minutes.“Petty Court,” “Struggle Chef” and “F-boy Chronicles” were developed in-house. In the future, Nwandu said, TSR will reach out to its audience to solicit creative ideas and “we plan to give them the proper credit and opportunities.”Nwandu, 28, founded The Shade Room in 2014 from her parents’ home when she began posting celebrity gossip on Instagram. (According to bio, her Nigerian family wanted Nwandu to become a successful accountant rather than an internet-media entrepreneur.) TSR has only one outside investor: venture-capital firm Indie.vc, founded by Bryce Roberts, who also is managing director at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagramcenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The Shade Room, a top Instagram-based media publisher focused on black culture, entertainment and celebrity gossip, is launching three new original series on the social platform.The five-year-old venture, the brainchild of entrepreneur Angelica Nwandu, runs one of the most highly engaged accounts on Instagram: @TheShadeRoom, which has 15.3 million followers (referred to as “Roommates”), generates upwards of 5 billion to 6 billion impressions per month.Now Nwandu’s TSR is diving into original programming, with three shows set to debut exclusively on the Instagram account later in 2019.The series are: “Petty Court,” a court show for guests to air their petty grievances, hosted by Instagram star Landon Romano (1.2 million followers), who will act as judge; “Struggle Chef,” a cooking competition series featuring celebrity guests including Ray J, Joseline Hernandez (VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”), and Tami Roman (VH1’s “Basketball Wives”); and “F-boy Chronicles,” an investigative show kicking off in New York City about guys known as F-boys (which, according to one Urban Dictionary definition, are “a specific type of male millennial douchebag”). Instagram Influencer Found Dead In Suitcaselast_img read more

YouTube Updates CopyrightReporting System to Make It Easier for Creators to Manage

first_imgIn recent months, YouTube creators say they’ve been swamped with a flood of manual claims from copyright owners — sometimes for just a second or two of a song. Now the video platform has responded, revising its policies to require more specific info from copyright holders about any alleged infringement and rolling out new tools to help creators respond to such claims.Effective as of July 9, YouTube requires copyright owners to provide timestamps for all new manual Content ID claims. That’s designed to let creators know exactly which part of their video is being claimed. The new policy applies to manually submitted copyright-infringement claims under YouTube’s Content ID system, as opposed to videos that are automatically flagged by content-matching algorithms.YouTube said in a blog post that it’s going to be vigilant about policing false claims: “We’ll be evaluating the accuracy of these timestamps. Copyright owners who repeatedly fail to provide accurate data will have their access to manual claiming revoked.” Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related YouTube also introduced new editing tools to remove manually claimed content in videos, which will automatically release the claim. Those are “Mute Song,” which will let a creator simply mute the audio in the time-stamped segment that is being claimed for infringement, and “Replace Song,” which lets creators swap out the music with one of the free-to-use songs from the YouTube Audio Library.Another feature YouTube is still working on is an improved Trim feature, which will add an option built into YouTube Studio’s Copyright Info page that will let creators snip out claimed content with just one click.YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki had said in a blog to creators in April that the video platform was working on making it easier for YouTubers to deal with manual copyright claims. “Today is an important first step: we’re giving creators more info about manual claims and more tools to resolve them,” she wrote in a tweet Tuesday.Video creators on YouTube who receive a copyright claim have three courses of action: They can do nothing (in which case the video in question is suspended); they can dispute the claim; or they can opt to share ad revenue generated from the disputed material with the music publisher or other copyright owner making the claim.YouTube made the changes to the copyright reporting system two days before the 10th annual VidCon US creator and fan convention kicks off in Anaheim, Calif. Neal Mohan, YouTube’s chief product officer, is set to deliver a keynote touting the platform’s initiatives to support creators on July 11. Popular on Variety YouTube Rings in Era of Ad-Supported Originals By Making ‘Cobra Kai’ Free to Watchlast_img read more

New Koomeys Law of power efficiency parallels Mooree Law

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Report shows data centers not using as much power as projected This is not the first time Koomey’s name has been in the news, just last month he was the lead author of a paper that showed that electricity consumed by data centers in the U.S. and around the world grew at a slower pace (from 2005 to 2010) than had been predicted by a 2007 U.S. EPA report. This time around, Koomey, in collaboration, with Intel and Microsoft has been studying how much electricity is used relative to processing power, by computers in a historical context. Way back in 1956, for example, ENIAC, one of the first true computers, used approximately 150 kilowatts of electricity to perform just a few hundred calculations per second. Using historical data, the team created a graph comparing the amount of computing power of the average computer (from supercomputers to laptops) with the amount of electricity it needed and found that over time, energy efficiency improvements from the 1950’s till now, have moved in virtual lockstep with increases in the amount of processing power: energy efficiency, they found effectively doubled every 1.57 year. Because of this, they predict that the trend is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.This is important as computing platforms have become more mobile and end users increasingly tend to place more value in power efficiency (because it means longer battery life) than in how fast their Smartphone or tablet is able to produce results. Thus, it’s possible that Koomey’s Law will become the rallying cry on into the future, much as Moore’s Law has been in the past. Though hopefully, new engineers won’t start to fudge on Moore’s Law to get these results, as that could lead to small devices that last for weeks on batteries alone, but are sluggish. (PhysOrg.com) — For most of the computer age, the central theme in computer hardware architecture has been: create more computational power using the same amount of chip space. Intel founder Gordon Moore even came up with a “law” based on what he’d seen up to that point to predict how things would go in the future; that computing power would double every year and a half. Now Jonathan Koomey, a consulting professor at Stanford has led a study that shows that the electrical energy efficiency of computers has been following roughly the same path. He and his colleagues from Microsoft and Intel have published the results of their study in EEE Annals of the History of Computing that shows that the energy efficiency of computers has doubled nearly every eighteen months (now called appropriately enough, Koomey’s Law) going all the way back to the very first computers built in the 1950’s. Transistor counts for integrated circuits plotted against their dates of introduction. The curve shows Moore’s law – the doubling of transistor counts every two years. Image: Wikipedia. Explore further More information: Implications of Historical Trends in the Electrical Efficiency of Computing, July-September 2011 (vol. 33 no. 3)pp. 46-54. doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2010.28AbstractThe electrical efficiency of computation has doubled roughly every year and a half for more than six decades, a pace of change comparable to that for computer performance and electrical efficiency in the microprocessor era. These efficiency improvements enabled the creation of laptops, smart phones, wireless sensors, and other mobile computing devices, with many more such innovations yet to come. The Web Extra appendix outlines the data and methods used in this study.via Technology Review Citation: New ‘Koomey’s Law’ of power efficiency parallels Moore’e Law (2011, September 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-koomeys-law-power-efficiency-parallels.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Go minimal and rock the navy suit look

first_imgThere is a reason for the navy blue suit to be the next big thing. Already touted as one of the ‘IT’ trends for Fall-Winter 2018, Navy Blue has made its presence felt across shows for Fall-Winter 2017, as well as Spring-Summer 2018. What is so exciting about the Navy Blue suit? “It’s dark, but it’s not black. It’s a stable colour, and can be used either as a neutral or as an accent. So before you decide how to wear the navy suit, it’s important to know when to wear it,” says Rohan Khattar, Founder – Minizmo. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHere are some ways to rock the navy blue suit: Keep it smooth: Stick to 100% virgin wool fabrics, as they work well with navy. Excessive matte finishes or very smooth suits can actually make a navy suit look too shiny. Make the attire classy by adding simple black cuffs. Flaunt the formals: When in doubt, you can always pair a navy suit with a plain white stiff shirt for a formal look, but use it for specific occasions. A lighter coloured tie can add life to the entire ensemble. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveContrast: Play the contrasting game, with a lighter blue shirt. This is an ultra-conservative look, and perfect for the board room power play. Add some relief to it with a solid contrasting tie in red or maroon. Keep it casual: If you are looking for a more casual look, wear a pin-striped shirt under it, and let go of the tie. This look is perfect for a business casual dinner. One can also accessorize it with smart cuffs or a quirky brooch. Minimal is more: Day-wear suits, especially for lunch, and weddings are perfectly paired with a simple light-pastel coloured shirt, and a tie in neutral tones. This adds elegance to the entire outfit, while keeping it less formal.last_img read more

Intel announces 9th Gen Core CPUs with Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Protection

first_imgOn 8th October, at it’s ‘Fall Desktop Launch Event‘, Intel unveiled the 9th-generation Core i9-9900K, i7-9700K, and i5-9600K processors for desktops. With an aim to deliver ‘the best gaming performance’ in the word, the processors also come with fixes for the much controversial Specter, Meltdown, and L1TF vulnerabilities. Major features of this launch include, #1 Security fixes for Specter, Meltdown, and LITF Faults In March 2018, Intel announced that they would be adding hardware protection to forthcoming CPUs protecting users against some of the processor’s security flaws. These ‘protective walls’ added in the hardware would keep malicious code in a physically different location from areas of the CPU were speculative execution is taking place. Intel kept its word by announcing hardware mitigations in the 9th Gen CPU’s for Spectre/Meltdown. Former Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated in a press release, “We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning that will protect against both Variants 2 and 3. Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors.” It has not been detailed what specific hardware changes were made to add protection. It was noted that the previous software and microcode protections added would cause a performance hit on older CPUs. These new CPUs are powerful enough that any performance hit caused by these protections should not be noticeable. #2 Forgoing HyperThreading Intel is forgoing HyperThreading on some of the Core i9 parts. This will partly help make the product stack more linear. This could also possibly help mitigate one of the side-channel attacks that can occur when HyperThreading is in action. Disabling HyperThreading on the volume production chips, ensures that every thread on that chip is not competing for per-core resources. #3 Hardware Specifications Source: AnandTech Core i9-9900K The  Core i9-9900K processor is designed to deliver the best gaming performance in the world. Users can enable up to 220 FPS on Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. It comes with8 cores, 16 threads and a base frequency of 3.6GHz which can be boosted up to 5.0GHz. This processor is aimed at desktop-based enthusiasts and with a dual-channel DDR4 and up to 40 PCIe lanes. The i9-9900K is based off Intel’s 14nm process. Hyperthreading is an added bonus in this processor. Core i7-9700K The i7-9700K comes with 8 cores and 8 threads. With a  base clock speed is of 3.6 GHz (which can be boosted to 4.9 GHz on all cores), the processor comes without hyperthreading.  It can turbo up to 4.9 GHz only on a single core. The i7-9700K is meant to be the direct upgrade over the Core i7-8700K. While both chips have the same Coffee Lake microarchitecture, the 9700K has two more cores and slightly better turbo performance. That being said, it has less L3 cache per core at only 1.5MB per core. Core i5-9600K The  i5-9600K is clocked at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz. With 6 cores and 6 threads, it comes without Hyperthreading. This processor is really similar to the Core i5 of the previous generation, but with an added frequency for better performance. It would be interesting to see how these new processors will help in mitigating security flaws without impacting their performance. For detailed information on each of the processors, you can head over to AnandTech. You could also check out BleepingComputer for additional insights. Read Next NetSpectre attack exploits data from CPU memory Intel faces backlash on Microcode Patches after it prohibited Benchmarking or Comparison Meet ‘Foreshadow’: The L1 Terminal Fault in Intel’s chipslast_img read more

O2 Czech Republic is due to launch a new streaming

first_imgO2 Czech Republic is due to launch a new streaming set-top box that will make its O2 TV Air service available to customers regardless of their broadband provider.The new box will let viewers access 58 channels from the O2 TV Air service – including networks like Disney Channel, National Geographic and AMC. Six O2 Sport HD channels will also be available.O2 Czech Republic’s chief marketing officer, David Duron, said that the new box had been in development for almost a year and that the device will let viewers “enjoy all the comforts of O2 TV on your big screen at home”.The new set-top box is due to launch on December 1 and will cost CZK2,136 (€79). Users can connect the box to their TV set via SCART or HDMI cable. O2 recommends viewers use the device with a broadband connection that is at least 6Mbps.last_img read more

Liberty Globalowned cable operator UPC Switzerlan

first_imgLiberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has acquired the Höfe region cable network belonging to infrastructure group EW Höfe, leaving its owner to focus on building out a fibre network.The EW Höfe cable network currently serves around 15,000 homes in the region of Höfe on the upper shores of Lake Zurich. UPC Switzerland has been a long-standing partners of the group, providing its services over the network.UPC said that little would change as a result of the sale of the cable network infrastructure, except that subscribers would now pay their monthly connection fees directly to UPC, in addition to their bills for TV, internet and fixed telephony.For over 30 years, we have been working together successfully with UPC as a provider for communication and entertainment, Now, we are handing over our cable network to our long-standing partner, so that we can guarantee continuity for the customers of our cable network. At the same time, we are focusing fully on expanding the new fibre optic network and our own etzelnet offers, such as symmetrical internet, TV and telephone,” says Arne Kähler, Chairman of the Executive Board of EW HöfeThe group’s fibre network is scheduled to be completed next year.“We are delighted that are able to secure our presence as an infrastructure partner in the long term through the purchase of the cable network in the region of Höfe. Our customers will now receive all products, such as Internet, TV, telephone and the cable connection from a single provider and will benefit even more from UPC’s first-rate offers for telecommunications,” says Christophe Millet, Vice President Partner Networks at UPC Switzerland.last_img read more

A respected investment house just issued a major w

first_imgA respected investment house just issued a major warning… Regular readers know that emerging market stocks have crashed recently. EEM, a large ETF that holds emerging market stocks, lost 32% in less than four months this summer. In a recent note, analysts at Goldman Sachs (GS) said this isn’t just a run-of-the-mill selloff. It’s the next phase of the global financial crisis that began in 2007. Here’s what the analysts at Goldman Sachs had to say: “Increased uncertainty about the fallout from weaker emerging market economies, lower commodity prices and potentially higher U.S. interest rates are raising fresh concerns about the sustainability of asset price rises, marking a new wave in the Global Financial Crisis.” Goldman considers this the third wave of the financial crisis. The first wave was the U.S. housing crisis in 2007, which caused the S&P 500 to drop 58%…and almost took down the global financial system. The second wave was Europe’s sovereign debt crisis in 2012, when entire countries like Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Spain almost went bankrupt. •  Like us, Goldman Sachs believes that near-zero interest rates are the main cause of these financial problems… Yahoo Finance explains (emphasis ours): One of the reasons Goldman is concerned about emerging markets is that lower interest rates globally have fueled credit growth and a debt buildup, especially in China, and that’s likely to impede future economic growth. Goldman noted that downgrades for emerging market economic and earnings outlooks have spurred fears of a “secular stagnation” of permanently low interest rates and fading equity returns. Regular readers know central banks around the world have cut interest rates to near zero to stimulate their economies. This has made it extremely cheap to borrow money. It’s allowed people, businesses, and governments to borrow obscene amounts of money over the last few years. We’re not talking billions…we’re talking trillions. Companies in emerging markets were some of the biggest borrowers. Last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that corporate debt of nonfinancial firms in emerging market economies has more than quadrupled in the last ten years. It jumped from $4 trillion in 2004 to $18 trillion in 2014. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported: Emerging-market corporate debt as a proportion of gross domestic product grew 26 percentage points in the decade through the end of 2014, to 74%, with the largest increases in China, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, India and Peru, the IMF said. For the past couple years, emerging market economies have been growing fast. And fast growth can mask the problems associated with too much debt. But when growth slows down, companies that borrowed too much have trouble paying back their debts. That’s what’s happening now… Regular readers know that many emerging markets, like Russia and Brazil, are in recessions (their economies are shrinking). And the IMF expects emerging markets to grow at just 4% this year, the slowest pace since 2009. Plus China, the biggest emerging market and the world’s second-biggest economy overall, is growing at its slowest pace since 1990. Here’s more from Goldman Sachs: …[W]ith bond yields in real terms close to zero, and policy rates at historical lows, this extraordinary combination of events has raised concerns about the sustainability of the financial returns on a forward-looking basis… Recommended Links •  The recent turmoil has been great for gold, which just hit a three-month high… The price of gold reached its highest level since early July today, closing at $1,165. Gold is up 5.9% in the last month alone. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is up just 3.3%. Regular readers know we encourage everyone to hold physical gold as insurance against financial crises. Gold has preserved wealth for thousands of years…through economic depressions, stock market crashes, and world wars. We recommend that all readers own a healthy amount of gold. It’s the single most important financial asset you can own…especially if Goldman Sachs is correct that we’re entering the next phase of the financial crisis. •  Gold stocks have surged recently as well… GDX, an ETF that holds large gold mining companies, has jumped 20% in just the last month. While we recommend owning physical gold for protection, we recommend owning gold stocks for their explosive profit potential. It’s not uncommon for gold stocks to jump 20-to-1 or even 30-to-1 during gold bull markets. That’s because gold stocks are leveraged to the price of gold. Even after spiking 20%, gold stocks are still incredibly cheap. GDX is down 76% from its record high in 2011. Louis James, editor of International Speculator, explains what the big move in gold stocks means. …It shows that there’s plenty of money on the sidelines, waiting for a clear signal that it’s safe to get back in the market. It’s more than proof of concept. What we’re seeing is buying from “early adopters.” These people know that once it’s obvious that gold is back in bull mode, today’s low prices on the best picks will only be seen in the rear-view mirror. Louis also points out that gold’s February high of $1,302.10 is a key level… I’m also sure that when gold does take out February’s peak, it will be an obvious “Buy” signal to many investors who are less confident than today’s early adopters. And when it takes out 2014’s peak of $1,380, the signal should be loud and clear, even to the deaf. Each successive prior peak surpassed will add confidence until “everyone knows” that there’s a gold bull charging up the slopes…and all our stocks will be trading much higher. And he recommends staying disciplined and using today’s low prices to build positions in the best gold miners. No one can know exactly when it starts. What we do know is that all the fundamentals say it’s coming. That makes this year’s indecisive dragging along the bottom the time to make volatility our friend and build solid positions in the best of the best gold stocks. Louis has spent years touring mines in some of the most far flung places on the planet. He’s on a first name basis with all the major industry players. And he knows the geology inside and out. This is why readers of Louis’ investment research service, International Speculator, get to hear about the “best of best” gold stocks every month. In just the past decade, International Speculator has told readers about opportunities to make gains of 100% or more nearly 25 times. Louis expects to make even bigger gains during the next gold bull market. Take International Speculator for a risk-free trial today to learn of his favorite 10-bagger candidates (a 10-bagger is a stock that goes up 1,000%). Chart of the Day Gold stocks appear to be in a bottoming process… Today’s chart shows the performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (HUI). The HUI tracks fifteen large gold miners. The HUI has been in a downtrend since 2011. But this summer, it stopped falling and started bouncing up and down in tight range. Professional investors and traders call this “trading sideways.” It’s a sign that gold miners are trying to carve out a bottom. On Friday, the HUI hit a three-month high. Time will tell if this is the beginning of the next big rally in gold stocks… – Meet the Man Who Made a Fortune When the Market Tanked 51-year old retiree from California made a killing in 2008 and 2009 … and has been waiting; for the next crash. Learn why, here.center_img — Goldsmith: Why I Work For Doug Casey Now—Eye-Opening Report from Former Stansberry Director Sean Goldsmith recently left Stansberry to work alongside one of the most influential economists in the world today, Doug Casey. There’s probably not another American alive today who has done as many international deals and learned as much about global economies, currencies, and the inner workings of foreign governments. “Now,” says Casey, “we’re on the cusp of a new and major crisis here in America, one that’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009…” Goldsmith explains the full details here. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida October 13, 2015 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful.last_img read more