Israeli football club renames itself Beitar Trump Jerusalem after ‘courageous’ president

first_imgShare via Email As Jerusalem prepares for the inauguration of its new US embassy on Monday, the city’s best football team has announced it is renaming itself in honour of Donald Trump. Share on Messenger US sports Share on Twitter Beitar, who have won six Israel Premier League titles, are currently in second place in the table.It is unsurprising that the club has supported Trump’s divisive move. It is the only club in the Israeli Premier League never to have signed an Arab player and some sections of its fanbase have a reputation for racism. When the club signed two Chechen Muslims in 2013, the players were verbally abused and spat at by fans. The club’s offices were later set on fire by fans apparently angry at the Chechens’ arrival. Beitar Jerusalem FC (@fcbeitar)70 שנה המתינה ירושלים להכרה בינלאומית, עד שהנשיא דונלד טראמפ החליט לעשות מעשה והכיר בה כבירת הנצח של עם ישראל.בית”ר ירושלים, מהמותגים הירושלמים הבולטים ביותר, החליט לגמול לנשיא על אהבתו, ומעתה תיקרא קבוצת המנורה “בית”ר ‘טראמפ’ ירושלים”.לפרטים המלאים: https://t.co/F03lrPfsmO pic.twitter.com/pngl3dPUwiMay 13, 2018 Beitar Jerusalem Read more Donald Trump Israel Topics Middle East and North Africa Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in protests as US embassy opens in Jerusalem – as it happened Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn In December, the US president defied global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, angering Palestinians and Muslims around the world who see the ancient city as a capital of their future state.“For 70 years has Jerusalem been awaiting international recognition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognised Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel,” read a statement on Beitar Jerusalem’s official Facebook page. “President Trump has shown courage, and true love of the Israeli people and their capital, and these days other countries are following his lead in giving Jerusalem its rightful status … The chairmen of the club, the owner Eli Tabib and the executive manager Eli Ohana have decided to add to the club’s title the name of the American President who made history, and from now on will be called Beitar Trump Jerusalem.”It is not clear whether the name change is permanent. news Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Missing schoolgirl found lying grievously injured on road

first_imgKolkata: In yet another horrific display of atrocity on minors, a Class IX student of a school in South Kolkata was found unconscious at Golf Garden area on Friday morning with injury marks on various parts of her body. She has been fighting for life at MR Bangur Hospital. She had gone missing while going to school on Thursday.Her school uniform was found torn and there were blood stains on her clothes. According to the circumstantial evidence, police suspect that the teenager might have been raped and also beaten up by the assailants. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA woman, who was passing through a narrow lane near BD Memorial School on Friday morning to deliver newspapers, spotted the girl lying on the road. Her school bag was also found next to her, containing some clothes. The woman immediately drew the attention of the local residents, who rushed to the spot and took the victim to MR Bangur Hospital where she has been fighting for life. The doctors are examining to ascertain whether the girl was raped before she was thrashed and dumped on the road. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPolice said that the narrow lane where the girl was found connects two residential apartments in the area and it often remains desolate. Police are also investigating to know when the assailants had dumped her on the lane.Local people alleged that she had been raped before being dumped on the lane. Police have recovered a locket and a chain from the place.Police were unable to record her statements as her condition has been stated to be serious. According to the police, the victim is a resident of Jadavpur and studies in a school in Tollygunge. She did not return home from school on Thursday afternoon. She was supposed to go to a private tuition class at Kalabagan area after returning. As she did not come home, her family members believed that she had gone to the tuition class directly from the school. As the victim did not return in the evening, her family members started a search operation. After failing to get any trace of her, they registered a complaint at the local police station at around 11 pm on Thursday.The family members told police that she had stepped out of the house at around 10 am on Thursday, for going to school. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that the victim did not go to school on Thursday. The investigators believe that she might have been abducted while going to school.Police are going through the CCTV footages in the nearby areas to identify the culprits. They suspect that she was dumped in the area in the wee hours of Friday. There were several injuries on her forehead and other parts. Police said that the girl used to live with her grandparents. The investigators are waiting for the medical report of the victim.last_img read more

Stop Thinking Killer App and Start Thinking Killer Experience

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. David Polinchock has worked in the virtual reality (VR) and experiential advertising space since the 1990s, and he’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly for using VR and augmented reality (AR) to create marketing events and experiences. At the Propelify 2017 Innovation Festival, he gave a talk about three big ways technologists, marketers and companies need to improve their use of VR and AR to create amazing experiences in the future.Related: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Will Find Its Way Into Your Life in 2018 and Beyond1. Include elements of the real world to create a more engaging VR experience.“How many times have you seen a VR setup that includes a table, a chair and a head seat?” Polinchock asked. “Where’s the sense of falling into the story?” Instead of just focusing on the tech, Polinchock wants companies to use real-world elements in their VR setups to enhance the total experience. Polinchock offered up a few creative, low-budget ways companies could incorporate physical elements of the real world into a user’s VR experience. For example:A tourism board wants a user to experience a particular beach. Craft a VR experience where the user sits in a sandbox and smells sunscreen while wearing a headset.A VR experience that takes place in the woods? Try adding a few potted plants to the room with the VR setup, so when the user walks around, branches occasionally brush over their cheeks or arms.At a VR experience about conquering fears, users in head seats “walked on a ledge” in VR — and in actuality, Polinchock recounted. Users stood on a small ledge, a few inches off the ground, with their back to a wall, while also walking a ledge on a super-tall building in VR.Related: What Are the Legal Issues That Stare at Augmented/Virtual Reality?2. Possibilities for the future of AR.To Polinchock, AR is a totally different world than VR. The key to creating a great AR experience? “We don’t want to walk down the road and see virtual billboards jumping at our faces. But, we do want interesting information that helps us get through the day,” he said. A few exciting possibilities he sees for AR include:A building plaque that pops out diagrams and text with significant historical information about a siteWalls, statues or monuments that relay information, key dates and importance of a site or artworkFacial recognition technology that could remind you of where you met someone or of pertinent info like a birthday, job, or other details that would make networking easier3. Complete the experience.Polinchock used to work as a character actor at Disney, and he credits Disney for fully immersing their visitors at the theme parks. “Even when you’re waiting in line, you’re fully in their world,” he said.Polinchock finds companies using VR for marketing experiences often don’t give users a similarly immersive experience. “If someone doesn’t know how VR works, don’t just drop them into the room. Because then, they’ll go into an experience, don’t get the whole story, and then don’t think the tech works,” he said.Related: This Vital Storytelling Principle Is the Key to Producing Great VR and AR ContentRather than just plopping a headset on someone, Polinchock wants companies to educate users in advance on what they should expect to see, hear and feel from the VR experience — before the experience begins. By fully prepping users of the possibilities of the VR experience awaiting them, more users will have truly relevant, engaging and informative VR experiences. Watch highlights from Polinchock’s talk at the 2017 Propelify Innovation Festival. What do you think about the future of AR and VR? Follow @propelify on Twitter for more on innovation and entrepreneurship. Visit our website to sign up for a complimentary Propelify Insider membership to receive future access to our full video library of incredible content and talks from innovators and entrepreneurial changemakers. 4 min read April 1, 2018last_img read more