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Hotel worker fired over mongoose meat recipe

first_imgAn upmarket hotel in Guwahati fired an employee for uploading mongoose meat recipe and photos of the skinned mammal on Facebook.Bhaskar Jyoti Das had last week posted the photos of an Indian grey mongoose, a couple of skinned ones and a platter of prepared food, inviting his friends for a taste of his exotic “mongoose meat with potato and black pepper”. This did not go down well with wildlife enthusiasts. His employers took notice of his “obnoxious, offensive” post too. Mr. Das apologised on social media, saying he had posted photos that he sourced from Google and was aware that killing mongoose was a crime under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. But his employers were unmoved and sacked him.“We sacked him on Saturday because he brought disrepute to our hotel. He had been employed as a junior associate of our food and beverages section,” said K.K. Dhar, operations manager of Hotel Gateway Grandeur.last_img read more

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IIT Madras alumnus launches accelerator ‘IIT Startups’ in US

first_imgWith the objective of motivating and supporting the budding entrepreneurs, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras alumnus has launched a non-profit accelerator at the Bay Area in San Francisco, America. The initiative will also help to connect the IIT alumni at the Silicon valley in America. Called ‘IIT Startups,’ the accelerator has been founded by Monishi Sanyal, a B Tech graduate from IIT Madras and the Governor’s Gold medal Recipient in 1970, an IIT Madras release here said today.Read it at Indian Express Related Itemslast_img read more

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NFR saves big through solar energy

first_imgThe sun has helped the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) save big on energy expenditure without having to spend on installing solar panels.The shift to solar energy at railway stations, level crossings, barracks, and other set-ups has coincided with the NFR’s push for electrification of 6,242 km of its tracks till the farthest points such as Murkongselek near Assam’s border with Arunachal Pradesh and Sabroom on the Tripura-Bangladesh border.The NFR had during the 2018-19 fiscal commissioned solar panels generating a peak 2298 kW energy that helped it consume 23.07 lakh units less of electricity, leading to a saving of ₹1.88 crore.“This was after paying two executing agencies — one from New Delhi and the other from Hyderabad — for the solar energy at rates fixed by them. It has been a win-win deal for NFR and the agencies which set up the solar panels and solar plants free of cost. The assets will be ours after 25 years,” NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.last_img read more

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Red-hot Harry Kane wants trophies over personal records

first_imgTottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane stressed on the fact that he will take trophies with the team over personal records any day.The Spurs striker scored a hat-trick in his team’s 5-2 win over Southmpaton to eclipse Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year.He now has 39 goals this year in the league and 56 overall across all the competitions in the calendar year for club and country — the most by any player in Europe. Lionel Messi, who hit 54 for Barcelona and Argentina in the past 12 months, is second.Kane, one of Europe’s most lethal strikers, however, stressed on the fact that team honours meant more than personal glory for him when asked about it.”Yeah, for sure, 100 percent. I’ve always said team trophies are what I want to achieve,” Kane said.�??? @HKane’s perfect Christmas began on the 23rd…Burnley: �?��?��?�#OneOfOurOwn pic.twitter.com/gmZOyqB3Uh- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 27, 2017Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League, 21 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City. They face Italian side Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League in February and host Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round next month.”We’ve got a good chance to win the FA Cup. In the Champions League we’ve shown we can beat the best and we’ve got to see how far we can go in that.”Obviously in the Premier League we’re in a fight for the top four and we’ve got to see how high we can get. There’s a lot to play for and for me it’s about winning trophies.”advertisementTottenham face bottom side Swansea City in the league on January 2. (With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Jos Buttler admits England’s players have been frustrated by their form

first_imgEngland’s one-day rebirth began at Edgbaston four years ago with a Jos Buttler-inspired avalanche of runs against New Zealand. And it is here in leafy south Birmingham where they are now striving to keep their World Cup dream alive, with unbeaten India on Sunday the first of two must-win games.Jason Roy is expected to return after missing the last three matches with a torn hamstring, having batted and sprinted unimpeded in training on Friday. Jofra Archer is the chief doubt after playing through a minor side strain during the defeat by Australia and then refraining from heavy work.Needless to say after three group stage losses the team could have done without any further distractions. And so Jonny Bairstow appearing to rail against the public at large during a sponsor’s appearance this week – “people have been waiting for us to fail” – wasn’t great in its sentiment and timing. Share on Messenger Cricket World Cup 2019 Read more Topics Cricket England cricket team Jos Buttler Share on Pinterest Buttler, who admitted his own returns to date with bat and gloves have been below his expectations, was one of a number of England personnel to stare into the Edgbaston pitch on Friday. After weeks of rain it ragged square during Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand on Wednesday but an abundance of sunshine since should has at least allowed Gary Barwell, the head groundsman, better conditions with which to work.But then despite three failed run chases during the World Cup – the most recent of which have been targets below 300 – it could be argued the painting of Morgan’s side as one-dimensional in some quarters has been slightly unfair. Of course they have a preference for high-scoring games but few sides rise to No 1 in the world – a crown England can reclaim with a win on Sunday – without displaying a few street-smarts along the way.Buttler said: “That’s something which maybe we haven’t been given enough credit for. When you have flat pitches and records are broken, it’s a very obvious thing to say this is the way the team plays. But we wouldn’t have been able to win the number of games we have, home and away, if we weren’t adaptable.”The chief difference at play this summer is tournament pressure and against Virat Kohli’s India it will arguably be most acute. Overcome this, by hook or by crook, and the mood will change once more. Thank you for your feedback. Since you’re here… Hide England can still win the World Cup, but does English cricket deserve to? Quick guide In or out? England’s possible permutations Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Barney Ronay Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Was this helpful? Show news Share on Facebook Jonny Bairstow Share via Email The comments, made in response to criticism from Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen, are not atypical of Bairstow, who sometimes amplifies things in his own mind before responding with determined runs. Think back to his last Test century, in Colombo, when the celebration was angrily pointed – despite no one quite knowing who the intended target was.Vaughan predictably bit back on Friday, writing on social media: “How wrong can @jbairstow21 be .. Never has England team had so much support but it’s you and your team that has disappointed Jonny .. WIN 2 games and you are in the semis .. With this negative, pathetic mindset I am concerned though .. it’s not the media’s fault you have lost 3 games .. !!!”Bairstow’s words would not have been made had Stuart Broad, originally advertised as Yorkshire Tea’s talking head, been able to make it. As replacements go, it was always high risk for England to let one of their more emotional players put his hand up for the appearance fee in the aftermath of defeat.Ashley Giles, England’s director of cricket, knows all about such outbursts having done similar after the first Test of the 2005 Ashes. After Bairstow’s comments appeared, Giles had a quiet word with the Yorkshireman to remind it rarely pays off. And certainly the message from England at training was that, contrary to Bairstow’s own thoughts, there is no siege mentality in the camp at present.“It’s just typical Yorkies,” joked Buttler, the vice-captain, when asked about the back and forth between Bairstow and Vaughan. “[But] talking about goodwill and people wanting you to do well, I think it’s been great from the country. Everyone has been really behind the team. Naturally, being a good side, when we don’t perform to that level, it is frustrating, people give their opinion in the media or whatever and are frustrated. As are we as a team and as individuals as well. But there’s been lots of goodwill.”Is Bairstow simply revving himself up for another big score? “I can assure you that’s not what he’s trying to do but, as a player, when Jonny seems to have a point to prove he performs outstandingly well,” replied Buttler.Either way, Bairstow will be grateful to have Roy back alongside him despite the risk of his injury returning. The pair average 62 as an opening pair with eight century stands from 29 innings and in a tournament that has seen No 3 Joe Root come to the crease in the first 10 overs four times (and open once), England badly need another solid start from their main duo. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter The good news is that England will not be out of the World Cup if they lose to India on Sunday. The bad news is that they will need all kinds of favours from elsewhere to qualify for the semi-finals. The earliest England can be officially eliminated from the tournament is Wednesday, when they play their final group game against New Zealand.If England win both games they will qualify regardless of other results. If England win one game and the other is tied or washed out they will have 11 points. Things then get impossibly complicated because India, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Pakistan could also finish with 11 points. If teams are level on points, they are split first by the number of wins and then by net run-rate.If England win one game and lose the other they will be eliminated if either of the following happen:• Pakistan win their last two matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.• Bangladesh win their last two matches against India and Pakistan.England play their last game before most other teams, so it is possible they could finish without knowing whether they will qualify or not. If England win one of the two remaining games, the likeliest scenario is that their fate will be decided by the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan, in a week from today.If both games are tied or washed out England will be eliminated if Pakistan or Bangladesh win their last two games. If England lose one game and the other is tied or washed out they will be eliminated unless Pakistan and Bangladesh each lose one of their remaining games and Sri Lanka take no more than three points from their last two games. If England lose both games they will be eliminated unless all of the following happen:• Pakistan’s match against Bangladesh is either tied or washed out.• Pakistan lose to Afghanistan.• Bangladesh lose to India.• Sri Lanka pick up no more than two points from their last two matches.• Hell freezes over. Rob Smyth Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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Disha Patani is all about effortless elegance in sports bra and thigh-slit flare pants for shoot

first_img Next Disha Patani is all about effortless elegance in sports bra and thigh-slit flare pants for shootDisha Patani recently took to Instagram to post pictures of her nailing athleisure fashion in sports bra and thigh-high slit flare pants.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 19:00 IST Disha Patani posts new pictures on InstagramDisha Patani’s social media feed is all about inspiring her fans to lead a healthy lifestyle with her kickass gym videos and slaying the game with her impeccable fashion sense.How do we know all this? Take one look at her Instagram and you will know too.Recently, Disha took to Instagram once again to post new pictures on her official account. The Bharat actor posted back to back four images of her nailing the athleisure look and posing seductively for the camera.Disha posted the pictures with inspirational caption for her fans saying, “Be better than you were yesterday.”In one of the images, Disha can be seen flaunting her guns wearing a racerback white sports bra. She paired the bra with satin silk flare pants with thigh-high side slits.For her glam, she went with pink lips, dewy make-up and a very simple look going with her effortless ensemble. She rounded off the glamorous yet laidback look with open tresses with soft dreamy curls.Disha is currently rumoured to be dating actor Tiger Shroff. Earlier, at the India Today Mind Rocks 2018 in Delhi, Tiger opened up about his relationship with Disha. “We can be friends also na? There is more. We are very good friends. She is just… she is very inspiring and hardworking. She doesn’t take the good looks and talent to her head. Even after her success, she hasn’t changed,” he said.advertisementOn the work front, Disha is currently shooting for her upcoming film, Malang which is set to release in 2020.ALSO SEE | Disha Patani steps out in ganji and mini shorts on dinner date with friend. See picsALSO WATCH | Actress Disha Patani talks about her personal style preferencesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Disha Patanilast_img read more

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Volunteer Firefighters May Apply for New Tax Credit

first_img be engaged in the provision of fire services as a member of a volunteer fire department in the taxation year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31); participate in no less than 20 per cent of emergency calls responded to by the volunteer fire department; training sessions conducted by the volunteer fire department; and meetings held by the volunteer fire department. The process is in place for volunteer firefighters in Nova Scotia to claim a new tax credit for 2007. As outlined in the 2007 budget, volunteer firefighters may be eligible for a $250 refundable tax credit for 2007 that will increase to $375 in 2008 and $500 in 2009. Cabinet approved regulations under the Income Tax Act last week that outline eligibility criteria and how to apply. “Volunteer firefighters play an essential role in keeping rural Nova Scotia communities safe,” said Finance Minister Michael Baker. “The tax credit is one way we can provide support to our firefighters across the province, to make it easier for them to do what is already a very tough job.” The tax credit is for active members of the volunteer firefighting community and was developed in consultation with fire chiefs across the province. To be eligible, firefighters must: Volunteer fire department fire chiefs are required to submit a report to the Minister of Finance by March 31 certifying that each individual on the report meets the eligibility criteria in the Income Tax Act and the accompanying regulations. More detail on the tax credit is available at www.gov.ns.ca/finance . It is estimated that Nova Scotia volunteer firefighters will collectively receive an estimated $2.3 million benefit in 2007 taxes. The introduction of the tax credit is the most recent form of support for Nova Scotia firefighters. The premier also announced in September the Emergency Services Provider Fund — a $5-million, one-year provincial program for volunteer fire departments.last_img read more

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Insider QA Cigna CEO seeks deeper push into patient health

Call Cigna a health insurer, and CEO David Cordani will try to correct you.He doesn’t consider the company a pharmacy benefit manager either, even though Cigna just spent roughly $52 billion on one of the country’s biggest prescription processors, Express Scripts.The 52-year-old executive sees Cigna as a “health service company.” That bulky label reflects insurers’ growing interest in being involved in more than just waiting to handle bills from a claim after people get sick.Cordani spoke recently with The Associated Press about this shift and other topics. The conversation has been edited for clarity and length.Q: One of the benefits from acquiring Express Scripts is more patient data. How will that affect a typical patient’s care?A: You could more effectively predict health issues before they transpire. You can predict in many cases a heart attack … a high-risk maternity event, and then seek to engage with the physician and with the individual to effect lifestyle, behaviour or in some cases augment that with medications.Q: You want to use this deal to expand what’s called value-based care, which shifts the financial focus to how a patient does instead of on what kind of treatment they receive. Why is this shift so important?A: Everybody benefits, starting with the consumer: Better quality, better service, better outcome, and the practicing physicians are rewarded more meaningfully. The combined company will be able to expand and deepen those relationships significantly. Those that are creating the most value get rewarded more, and the consumer benefits by getting more personalized, higher-quality care.Q: You talk about working with health coaches and case managers to help people. How would that work?A: It’s lifestyle and physical activity. Figuring out creative ways to get the right physical activity that works for somebody to give them cardiovascular health is a life-changing event. But it’s got to be done in a way that works based on an individual’s lifestyle as opposed to the old archaic ways of incenting a gym membership.Q: Is there a risk here of the insurer encroaching on the doctor’s turf, deciding what care is best for the patient?A: We don’t seek to own the physicians. Our number one strategic imperative is to be the undisputed partner of choice. While that risk exists, we need to acknowledge it but make sure our actions reinforce that we’re trying to lock arms and enable. In some of our larger collaborative relationships, we employ and pay for health advisers, health coaches, nurses and will embed them in the physician’s office at the discretion and direction of the physician. We don’t tell them they have to, we offer it as a service.___Follow Tom Murphy on Twitter: @thpmurphy .Tom Murphy, The Associated Press read more

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Lankas first resident envoy to Ethiopia appointed

Sri Lanka established formal Diplomatic relations with Ethiopia in 1972. The Embassy of Sri Lanka was officially opened on 2nd February 2017 by the Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Ethiopia during Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s official visit to Ethiopia.Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake is a career diplomat joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has held diplomatic positions at the Sri Lanka Missions in Canada, Norway and India. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Sumith Dassanayake, has presented his Credentials to the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa, the Foreign Ministry said today. Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake is also the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the African Union.The Credentials ceremony at the National Palace included a brief meeting with the President, guard of honour and playing of the national anthems of the two countries. The Ambassador said that he is honored and privileged to take up the post as Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador in Ethiopia. The President referred to the fruitful discussions he had with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera few weeks ago at the National Palace during the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministers’ official visit to Ethiopia. The Ambassador also informed of the invitation extended to the President Mulatu Teshome to visit Sri Lanka. During the discussion, which followed the presentation of Credentials, Ambassador Dassanayake conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the President, Prime Minister and the people of Sri Lanka to the President and the Government of Ethiopia which was warmly reciprocated. read more

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UN envoy stresses need to tackle impunity in DR Congo

“We will not repeat the past mistakes, we believe that there should not be amnesty for those accused of having committed serious crimes, nor should they be integrated in the armed forces of the DRC,” the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, told reporters in the eastern city of Goma on Friday.“The international community represented here must contemplate a holistic approach of resolving this conflict, the military approach when necessary and the political approach that can yield a lasting and durable impact for the region.” Ms. Robinson was in Goma as part of a four-day tour of the region with the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, Martin Kobler. Boubacar Diarra, Special Representative of the African Union; Koen Vervaeke, European Union Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes region; and Russ Feingold, US Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes region and the DRC are also taking part in the tour.Mr. Kobler, who also heads the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), expressed satisfaction at the decision by Heads of State at the Kampala talks in Uganda on Wednesday, to include MONUSCO as a key player in the Joint Verification Mechanism (JVM), which monitors the common borders of the 11 members of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).Mr. Kobler said this would enhance the mechanism’s ability to verify and be able to ascertain facts expeditiously.While in Goma, the envoys were briefed by MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade. They also met with the Governor of North Kivu province, visited the Mugunga camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of the city, and were briefed on humanitarian issues.At the conclusion of the visit, they departed Goma for the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The M23 – composed of soldiers who mutinied from the DRC national army in April – along with other armed groups, has clashed repeatedly with the DRC national forces (FARDC).In the past year, the fighting has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which includes 2.6 million IDPs and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid. read more

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Richie Incognito Files NonInjury Grievance Against Dolphins

Photo by The Associated Press.Embattled offensive guard Richie Incognito has filed a non-injury grievance against his team, the Miami Dolphins.”The grievance challenges his suspension for conduct which was alleged to have occurred while he was with the club,” the NFL Players Association said in a statement. ”In the grievance, Incognito requests that the hearing be held on an expedited basis so that he can immediately resume playing for the team.”The NFL Players Association will continue to protect the rights of all players.”Incognito was suspended by Miami on Nov. 3 for misconduct related to inappropriate treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, including racial slurs in voice and text messages. Martin left the Dolphins last month, checked into a hospital briefly and has not returned to the team.The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin. Incognito has said the conduct was all part of the normal locker room environment.Incognito has missed one game, and the suspension by the team can last for four games. The Dolphins, who have not said how long Incognito is suspended, said they do not comment on grievances.Martin is scheduled to meet Friday with Ted Wells, the independent investigator hired by the NFL. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also plans to meet with Martin.A second-year pro, Martin left the team because of what his attorney has alleged was daily harassment by teammates, including Incognito.On Monday, Ross announced the formation of two committees to examine the Dolphins’ locker room culture. In recent days, players have been virtually unanimous in saying it doesn’t need to be changed. read more

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Memory of former Buckeye Connor Senn lives on without Crew

For the first time in the 10-year history of the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s annual Connor Senn Memorial Match, the Columbus Crew won’t be playing. The Crew have designated their July 26 match against the English Premier League’s Newcastle United as this season’s unpaid game. Crew technical director Brian Bliss said an additional non-league match, including the Connor Senn Memorial Match, would cost the club $10,000 because of the Major League Soccer Players Union’s most recently ratified collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates that MLS clubs can schedule only one non-league “free game” per season. “Anything after that, we have to pay our players,” Bliss said. “It comes down to a matter of resources and how the club wants to spend its resources.” The Crew competed in each of the previous nine editions of the match, which honors Connor Senn, a former OSU player who died Sept. 26, 2001, from a congenital heart defect during a game against Akron. With the Crew opting not to participate in this year’s event, the Buckeyes will instead host the Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Pro league in today’s match. Crew defender Danny O’Rourke, a childhood friend and teammate of Senn’s, told The Lantern that he and other Crew players have committed to playing a small role in today’s festivities. “Some of my buddies like Will Hesmer, Chad Marshall and Duncan Oughton will be out there mingling with the crowd and signing autographs,” O’Rourke said. O’Rourke said he is disappointed the Crew won’t be participating on the field. “I think the whole cause of the game got lost in the process,” O’Rourke said. “The whole point is to celebrate soccer in Columbus, to celebrate the best college team in Columbus and the best pro team. It’s just sad that it gets lost.” OSU athletic department spokeswoman Alissa Clendenen said there were several factors involved in the Crew’s decision not to play in the match. “We have definitely enjoyed the ongoing partnership with the Crew the last nine years, and are disappointed for it to change, but excited to play the Dayton Dutch Lions,” she said in an email to The Lantern. Crew coach Robert Warzycha said he hopes his team will return to the memorial match in the future. “We’ve been participating in the game for so many years,” he said. “We have to make sure we find time, and, whatever happens, hopefully participate next year.” The 10th annual Connor Senn Memorial Match will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Sergio Garcia sorry for fried chicken remark about Tiger Woods

first_imgI apologise for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”On a night when South African Ernie Els was lauded for his British Open triumph last summer, the final award went to Rory McIlroy.The Northern Irishman took home the Players’ Player of the Year award went to Rory McIlroy as his peers recognised his achievements of winning USPGA Championship, winning the Race to Dubai, reaching the summit of the world rankings [now occupied by Woods] and topping the US Tour money list.McIlroy received the award from Luke Donald, the winner of last year’s peer prize.Sergio Garcia lays into Tiger, says he’s been lying to media for 15 yearsEuro skipper Paul McGinley opts for 3 Ryder Cup wild cards FOR THE FIRST time since last September, the victorious 2012 European Ryder Cup team were reunited but a joke, made in haste and poor taste, by Sergio Gacria has overshadowed the reunion.The Spaniard has been the focus of increased media attention since his latest falling out with long-time rival Tiger Woods at The Players’ Championship at Sawgrass. The thin veil of cordiality has been torn down in the past two weeks and both Garcia and Woods have been openly critical of several aspects of each other’s lives, game and personalities.While both players are now hoping for the story to go away, Garcia’s comments at the European Tour Players’ Awards on Tuesday have kept the feud front and centre.Asked if he would invite Woods over tour dinner before next month’s US Open, Garcia remarked, “We’ll have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”The fried chicken remark may be associated with racial stereotypes of African-Americans and is redolent of the comments made by former US Masters winner Fuzzy Zoeller, about Woods, in 1997. Following Woods’ first Masters win that year, Zoeller remarked that fried chicken would be served as the main dish at the traditional winners’ dinner in 1998. Garcia, through the European Tour, was prompt in issuing an apology. It read:last_img read more

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Sony PlayStation CEO Disses Nintendo

first_imgThe Sony PlayStation team is finally standing up for the brand. The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Jack Tretton, has stated that the Nintendo DS is for kids only, while the Wii is already outdated. Here is the quote from Mr. Tretton when he talked to CNN about Nintendo:If you’re really going to sustain technology for a decade, you have to be cutting edge when you launch a platform. Here we are four years into the PlayStation 3, and it’s just hitting its stride. We’ll enjoy a long downhill roll behind it because the technology that was so cutting edge in 2006 is extremely relevant today Referring to the Wii controllers that Sony Move has mastered, Tretton went on to say that motion gaming was “cute.” Tretton also said that he believes the PlayStation 3 will last for at least six more years, while staying relevant. Via TG Dailylast_img read more

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Skype lapplication pour iPad enfin disponible

first_imgSkype : l’application pour iPad enfin disponibleAprès avoir été publiée, puis retirée de l’App Store, l’application Skype pour iPad est enfin, bel et bien disponible. Elle a officiellement fait son apparition sur le portail d’Apple et peut être téléchargée gratuitement.La longue attente est enfin terminée pour les utilisateurs de Skype. Le service de VoIP a annoncé aujourd’hui que son application iPad était officiellement disponible sur l’App Store. Une sortie qui met fin à la série de rebondissements qu’a connue Skype en début de semaine. Lundi, l’application avait en effet fait une apparition prématurée sur le portail d’Apple avant d’être rapidement retirée par son éditeur, qui n’avait alors évoqué aucune date de sortie officielle.À lire aussiUn Français de 17 ans crée une appli pour aider les malvoyants à lire les étiquettes des produitsDésormais, l’application peut donc être téléchargée gratuitement de l’App Store et est optimisée pour une utilisation sur le grand écran tactile de l’iPad. Comme l’explique Zone-numerique.com, les contacts s’affichent sous forme de vignettes avec photo, une présentation inédite pour le logiciel de VoIP. L’application permet alors de communiquer entre autres avec les utilisateurs d’ordinateurs PC, MAC et de smartphones Android. Skype sur iPad propose ainsi des appels audio et vidéo en WI-Fi et en 3G. La fonction Tchat est également disponible. Néanmoins, pour la première édition de l’iPad, l’application ne fournira que des appels audio mais pas vidéo, en raison de l’absence de webcam, rélève Zone-numerique.com.  Le 4 août 2011 à 09:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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3rd District campaign mailers had mixed message

first_imgAs political campaigns look for new ways to reach voters and earn their support, some traditions hold true. Campaign mailers once again flourished in Clark County, specifically relating to candidates in the 3rd Congressional District race.A few pieces of literature were sent before the primary, but many likely noticed their mailboxes filling with campaign materials in the weeks before the Nov. 6 election. Six mailers alone went out in the days preceding the election.Along with digital advertising, print materials represent a large chunk of campaign spending.Are these mailers even effective?If you ask Travis Ridout, professor of government and public policy with Washington State University, the answer is not really.Ridout said there’s not a lot of solid research into the impact of campaign mailers — despite their popularity. But he suspects they have an impact, albeit a small one.“One reason they may be useful is that they can be targeted to specific types of voters, e.g., you can send a message about child care to a mother of young children, and you can ignore voters whom you presume are going to support the other candidate,” Ridout said. “So that makes mailers particularly efficient. They can also help to build name recognition for a candidate — and remind voters when ballots are due.”But can mailers influence a voter to vote for a specific candidate?A 2017 study conducted by two political scientists in California found mailers, and outreach in general by candidates and volunteers, had no “measurable change in voting incomes,” as reported by The Atlantic.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE US defender reveals Martinos perfectionism

first_imgGreg Garza spent two years working under Gerardo Martino’s Atlanta United, and he has explained how he was a perfectionist.United States national team defender Greg Garza was coached by former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino in Atlanta United.They worked together for two whole years.And now that Martino has taken the Mexican national team job, Garza has spoken about how he was always looking for perfection.“He always carried a Sharpie,” he told Ronaldo.com reporter Alejandro Guzman.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“He used to paint in all the televisions while we watched our rivals videos, before the matches.”“I would say he’s a football perfectionist,” Garza added.“I think what I liked more about him is that he knows a lot about the game.”Martino is Mexico’s new coach and one day might get to coach El Tri against Greg Garza’s United States national team.last_img read more

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Physicists theorize entangled quantum batteries could be almost perfect

first_img More information: Extractable work from ensembles of quantum batteries. Entanglement helps, arXiv:1211.1209 [quant-ph] arxiv.org/abs/1211.1209AbstractMotivated by the recent interest in thermodynamics of micro- and mesoscopic quantum systems we study the maximal amount of work that can be reversibly extracted from a quantum system used to store temporarily energy. Guided by the notion of passivity of a quantum state we show that entangling unitary controls extract in general more work than independent ones. In the limit of large number of copies one can reach the thermodynamical bound given by the variational principle for free energy.via Arxiv Blog (Phys.org)—Theoretical physicists Robert Alicki and Mark Fannes of the University of Gdansk and the University of Leuven respectively, have uploaded a paper to the preprint server arXiv where they theorize that it should be possible to build an almost perfect entangled quantum battery. They suggest that as the number of entangled batteries increases, their overall performance approaches the thermodynamic limit. © 2012 Phys.org Explore further Chinese team builds first quantum router Journal information: arXiv The teams’ ideas are based on work that has shown that some quantum systems possess some amount of energy while others do not, i.e. those in a passive state. The difference between the two is considered to be extractable work. In their paper the two show that under normal circumstances, the work extracted from such a system isn’t perfect, but when entanglement is considered, things can be improved. They suggest that if a quantum battery were made that was also entangled, more work could be extracted from the system as more of the entangled batteries are added to the system. Such work could theoretically be extracted instantly, because of the properties of entanglement, which they say, would mean that as more batteries are added, the closer the whole system would come to being a perfect battery, i.e. one that doesn’t lose any energy when it’s transferred.Their theory is not without its flaws, the pair acknowledge, the main one being that no one knows how to build such a battery using current technology. Another is that even if there were a way, the practicalities of building a real battery would likely introduce inefficiencies into the system, removing its perfection.On the other hand, as some have noted, nature seems to have found a away to overcome the problem of building such a battery as, biologists have shown that the process of photosynthesis achieves perfect energy transfer, though nobody has been able to explain how.If ever an entangled quantum battery were made with nearly perfect energy transfer, it could be used to power atomic or even subatomic devices, or perhaps more practically, allow for the creation of batteries that are far superior to those used in everyday applications such as lithium-ion battery packs. 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. Citation: Physicists theorize entangled quantum batteries could be almost perfect (2012, November 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-physicists-theorize-entangled-quantum-batteries.htmllast_img read more

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