Assam flood situation improves

first_imgThe flood situation in Assam improved marginally on Wednesday even though over 77,000 people were still affected in two districts. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 77,200 people are still suffering due to flood in Biswanath and Golaghat districts. Till Tuesday, over 81,000 people were affected in flood in Golaghat district in the State.Death toll 46 The total number of persons who lost their lives in the two spells of flood this year in the State stands at 46, including three in the landslides. Currently, 107 villages are under water and 6,883 hectares of crop areas have been damaged, the ASDMA said. The ASDMA said authorities are running 109 relief camps and distribution centres in the two districts, where 19,636 people are taking shelter at present.Rivers above danger Currently, the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat are flowing above the danger marks, it added. Roads and bridges have been damaged in Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Kamrup Metropolitan, it added.last_img read more

PFL king Ceres faces tough AFC ‘Champs’ draw

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Pacquiao perfecting a surprise package? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? A daunting challenge awaits Ceres-Negros in its bid to qualify for the group stage of the AFC Champions League for the first time.The Busmen, who punched their ticket to the preliminary round of Asia’s premier club competition after ruling the Philippines Football League last June, have been drawn with Myanmar’s Yangon United in the first round on Feb. 5 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ The Burmese side is a familiar foe for the Bacolod-based club, which beat Yangon on aggregate in the Asean zone semifinals last year.Although the club has been a regular fixture in the AFC Cup the last three years, Ceres holds the AFC Champions League in high regard as it gives the Busmen an opportunity to play some of the toughest teams in the continent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“It’s really a great chance for us to test the development of the club,” said Ceres administrator Nicolas Golez. “Last year, we were in the competition for the first time and I think we were able to surprise some teams.”The Busmen beat Shan United of Myanmar, before stunning Brisbane Roar of Australia.last_img read more

Big3 games head to CBS while making a bid for Fox networks

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES “There are not a lot of networks that embrace diversity, inclusion and appeal to youth. That is a gigantic gaping hole that the RSNs would serve to build a network like that,” Kwatinetz said. “Media companies have become so big and powerful that so much of getting viewpoints or access to public airwaves have become about leverage, power and money. That’s why there’s not enough diversity on television.”The league’s games were carried by Fox and Fox Sports 1 the past two seasons. The deal with CBS includes more coverage on a broadcast network along with possible ancillary programming showcasing the league. The Big3 draft on May 1 will be televised on CBS Sports Network.“We’re a young league and still have a lot to learn,” Kwatinetz said. “Being able to learn from (CBS Sports president) Sean McManus and the rest of his team is a huge advantage along with being on a big network.”The league is expanding to 12 teams and will be split into two divisions, with three games each on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be some weekends when games are played at two different sites in order to bring the league to more cities.Kwatinetz said that with the television deal completed, the league should be announcing its schedule in the next couple of weeks.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kwatinetz said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that the league’s interest in buying Fox’s regional sports networks played a role in a television deal not being completed until two months before the start of the season.“We are spending a lot of hours and time on getting the RSNs,” he said. “There was a time we thought the RSNs could be a good location for the games, but the way the timing with the Disney/Fox deals being delayed was a factor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Big3 remains one of the contenders for the 22 Fox RSN’s, which are being sold by Disney as one of the conditions of its merger with Fox. Major League Baseball and Liberty Media are the other known bidders.The Big3 sees the RSNs as the base for building a national network that appeals to young audiences. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Virginia, Texas Tech get defensive to move to title gamecenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss BROOKLYN, NY – AUGUST 24: Michael Rappaport and Ice Cube shake hands during the BIG3 Championship at the Barclays Center on August 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. Adam Hunger/BIG3/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — The Big3 basketball league will have a new television home for the upcoming season while also remaining in the mix to acquire a network of its own.The 3-on-3 league of former NBA players — co-founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz — will have its games televised on CBS and CBS Sports Network when the season begins on June 22. CBS and CBS Sports Network will combine to show more than 45 hours of live coverage, with more than 20 hours on network television.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

2 days to Vivegam teaser: 5 things to look forward to in Ajith Kumar’s film

first_imgBaahubali 2: The Conclusion is perhaps the biggest film event of this year. Now that the film is finally in theatres and is running to packed houses, let’s move on to other big releases in Tamil cinema. Yes! Thala Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam is the most anticipated film of 2017. Last seen in the blockbuster film Vedalam, Ajith Kumar has been out of action for quite sometime now. However, when the first look poster of Vivegam was out, it took everyone by surprise, as the Ultimate Star showed off his chiselled torso, sporting a six-pack abs. The audiences are excited for Vivegam for several reasons. After teasing us with kickass pictures of Ajith Kumar on the sets of film, Siruthai Siva will finally unveil Vivegam teaser on May 11. So, here are five things to look forward to in the film.Ajith Kumar:He’s a demigod for his fans. People are dying to catch a glimpse of him. He rarely attends award shows. He doesn’t give interviews. He doesn’t even own fan clubs. Yet he has one of the largest fan bases in Tamil. The name is Ajith Kumar. Ever since the blockbuster success of Vedalam, fans have been waiting madly for Vivegam. One of the major highlights of the film is obviously Thala’s mind-blowing physical transformation for the film. Tipped to be a spy thriller, Vivegam has already hit the right chords. Considering the unprecedented craze it has on the audience, Vivegam is likely to become Ajith Kumar’s highest grossing film.Ajith Kumar + Siruthai Siva:advertisementSiva is an intelligent director. He’s intelligent in the sense that most of his films are profitable at the box office. Siva, who shot to fame after Siruthai, was supposed to direct a film with superstar Rajinikanth. And Thalaivar isn’t someone who gives his call sheets to mediocre filmmaker. After Veeram and Vedalam, Siva is collaborating with Ajith for the third time. Veeram was a well-made commercial film. Despite opening to mixed reviews, Vedalam became one of the highest grossing Tamil films that year. While fans look forward to Siva-Thala combination, it’d only be interesting to see if Vivegam lives up to its hype.Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal, Akshara Haasan:Apart from Ajith Kumar, Vivegam is impressive in terms of its supporting cast, which has Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi playing the prime antagonist, while Kajal Agarwal will play Ajith’s wife. Kamal Haasan’s second daughter Akshara Haasan has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Vivegam. A film’s success partly goes to its supporting actors. One hopes that the teaser shows us a glimpse of all the characters.Vivegam’s plot:The film is being made on a lavish budget and the makers have shot it in exotic locations from across the world. Going by reports, Vivegam tells the story of an Interpol officer, who is in charge of a crime that happens in Chennai. His subsequent interrogations leads him to different parts of the world. Which brings us to the villain, Vivek Oberoi.Anirudh Ravichandran’s music: Anirudh Ravichandran is the Kollywood sensation who has given some chart busting albums. But his Aluma Doluma became a smash hit that even Russian girls shook a leg to the song. If not for his music, Anirudh Ravichander will be more remembered for his background music. Reports suggested that Anirudh has already composed a peppy theme for Ajith. With Vivegam, the Ajith-Anirudh combination is likely to repeat magic once again.ALSO READ: After Baahubali 2’s success, Prabhas to charge Rs 30 crore per film?ALSO READ: Loved Baahubali 2? Here are 5 other SS Rajamouli films you need to watchALSO READ: Tamannaah on tiff with SS Rajamouli- I am proud to be part of Baahubali 2last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite concept render shows off bezel-less display, in-screen selfie camera

first_imgIn about two months from now, Samsung will show off its next-gen flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. If we are to believe all the rumours, the Galaxy S10 will come out in three models – Lite, Regular and Plus. It is also widely assumed that all three models will sport the Infinity-O display with an in-screen hole for the selfie camera. While both the regular and plus-sized models are set to come with curved screens, the Lite version will reportedly come with a flat 5.8-inch display. A new concept render gives us a look at what the Galaxy S10 Lite may look like.As Samsung is yet to confirm the name or the fact that there is a lite model, it is best to take these reports with a pinch of salt. The latest concept render comes from Ice Universe who has been consistently delivering leaks on the Galaxy S10 line off late. The render images the Galaxy S10 Lite with all-screen, practically no bezels or notch, and a punch hole on the top right corner. The tiny hole in the display will house the selfie camera, much like the newly launched Galaxy A8s.Notably, the render imagines the Galaxy S10 Lite with no chin, which is interesting but not conclusive. The Galaxy A8s has a chin and so does the Honor View20 that was revealed this week with a display hole as well. Whether Samsung manages to curve the screen inwards on the bottom to remove the chin like Apple has done with its iPhone X and later models remains to be seen.advertisementBased on what we know so far, the Galaxy S10 Lite will not come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead, Samsung will be opting for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S10 Lite is also said to come with a dual camera system on the back and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A newer tweet by Ice Universe claims that the Galaxy S10 Lite, S10 and S10+ will come with 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch displays, respectively.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 new leak hints at a corner notchlast_img read more

Desperate England recall opener Keaton Jennings for third Test vs West Indies

first_imgEngland have recalled misfiring opener Keaton Jennings and dropped wicketkeeper Ben Foakes for the third and final Test against the West Indies, which starts in St Lucia on Saturday with the hosts already 2-0 up.Jennings, who averages 25.86 from his 16 Tests, was dropped for the second Test in Antigua for Joe Denly, who retains his place along with fellow opener Rory Burns.Foakes, who was unable to don the wicketkeeper’s gloves in the 10-wicket Antigua defeat through injury, was passed fit but overlooked – with Jonny Bairstow back behind the stumps.The selectors have named a 12-man squad with Sam Curran or the recalled Mark Wood set to miss out if Ben Stokes, as expected, is fit to play after recovering from a heel injury. England have had a torrid series, being bowled out for 77 in the first innings of the first Test in Barbados and being blown away in three days in the second in Antigua.”There is plenty to play for in this game especially off the back of our two previous performances,” said captain Joe Root. “There is an Ashes around the corner and it is an opportunity for those guys to show how good they are and put their hand up and put in some proper performances.”I think a lot of it comes down to a mental approach individually with the bat and I think that clarity coming into this game is really important.”England squad for the third Test against West Indies:Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

Jovic: I wanted to be a winner like my sister

first_imgReal Madrid striker Luka Jovic says he was inspired to chase his dream of becoming a successful footballer after seeing his sister overcome leukemia.The 21-year-old grew up in a small town called Batar before he joined Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade, sending him on a path to Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt before he made a €70 million (£62m/$79m) move to Madrid in the current transfer window.But the Serbia international revealed that his journey has not all been easy, as his sister was diagnosed a life-threatening illness just over a decade ago. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Seeing her emerge victorious from that battle only encouraged Jovic to give his all in football, as he says he wanted to be “a winner” as well.”I don’t talk about this a lot, but when I was nine or 10 years old, my older sister got really sick. And this was the moment that marked our lives,” he told The Players’ Tribune.”The doctors found out that she had leukemia, and she was in and out of the hospital for a long time. My mum had to stop managing the supermarket to look after her. For a whole year, our family was split up. I was living with my dad and my grandpa, going to and from training sessions at Red Star Belgrade, while my mum stayed with my sister. “It was a very difficult time. What I most remember is the feeling when I went home from Belgrade to Batar after a game. “One day, while he was giving me a ride home from training, my dad stopped and picked up my uncle and my cousin. I didn’t know what was happening at first, but then I realised we were having a big celebration. “We went home and I remember my sister was wearing this paper hat, like it was her birthday. They told us that she was cured. And it was just an amazing feeling, knowing that she was going to be O.K., because we had been very scared for a long time.”When my sister beat her illness, it gave me a fire to succeed. I wanted to be a winner like her.”last_img read more

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni’s run-out was the key moment for Mumbai Indians, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 00:16 IST Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t hide his joy after Mumbai Indians won (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians lifted the IPL trophy for a record 4th time on SundayMI beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in what was a nerve-wracking finishSachin Tendulkar, the mentor at MI, said that MS Dhoni’s run-out was a key momentMumbai Indians survived a fighting 80(59) from Shane Watson to lift their 4th IPL title in Hyderabad on Sunday. After Mumbai had put 149 on the board helped by useful contributions from Kieron Pollard (41) and Quinton de Kock (29), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) could only muster 148 as MI sealed the win off the final ball of the match.When Shardul Thakur was given out LBW on the last ball off Lasith Malinga, with CSK still needing 2 runs to win, the stadium erupted and so did the MI players and support staff. Fans who were watching the final from far away joined them in venting out their joy/frustration at what was a nerve-wracking finish.Sachin Tendulkar, who has been associated with the franchise from its berth was also left overjoyed at the win. Later he told the host broadcaster that MS Dhoni’s run-out in the final was the ‘key moment’ of the match.”The key moment was Dhoni’s run-out. But also in patches when Bumrah bowled those critical to even out Malinga’s one poor over was also crucial. And the last over, thought Malinga finished the game out beautifully. And as for the final, we knew we defended 129 in the final two years ago, so we were confident. I think we have a terrific team – with experience and youth. As Mahela (Jayawardene) said, Rahul Chahar stands out the way he’s bowled this season. Just fabulous. And don’t forget Hardik. We were in the corner in many games this season, and Hardik bailed us out many times,” said Tendulkar.advertisementOn the other hand, CSK and Dhoni are now left with 3 titles to their name and now lie 2nd on the list of the teams with most IPL wins.Also Read | IPL 2019 Final: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in last-ball thriller to win 4th titleAlso Read | MS Dhoni becomes most successful wicketkeeper in IPL historyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Chennai Super Kings IPL 2019: MS Dhoni’s run-out was the key moment for Mumbai Indians, says Sachin TendulkarIPL 2019 Final: Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t hide his joy after Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in Hyderabad on Sundayadvertisementlast_img read more

HORROR THRILLER THE BOY 2 WITH KATIE HOLMES EXPECTED TO FILM IN

first_imgAmerican Sniper and Turn actor Owain Yeoman and Ready Player One actor Ralph Ineson are joining Katie Holmes and Christopher Convery in William Brent Bell’s horror thriller The Boy 2, from STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment.In the sequel to the 2016 film, a young family moves into Heelshire Mansion, unaware of the terrifying history of the estate. Soon, their young son makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily lifelike doll he calls Brahms. Yeoman will play Sean, the husband to Holmes’ Liza. Ineson has been cast in the role of Joseph. Convery co-stars as their son Jude.  READ MORERELATED LINKS Login/Register With: Advertisement THE BOY 2 Casts Owain Yeoman and Ralph InesonChristopher Convery Will Join Katie Holmes In ‘The Boy 2’Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson Join Katie Holmes in The Boy 2‘The Witch’ Star Ralph Ineson Will Face Off With Brahms in ‘The Boy 2’‘The Boy 2’ Adds Christopher Convery To Cast After Strong AFM Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Some calling for Metis Nation president to resign

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn-fighting within the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan saw a rally outside of their offices Wednesday.They are outraged and calling for the president to resign over improper spending and the way the organization is managed.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.last_img

Lankan officers leave Tamil Nadu

Bowing to pressures from Pro-Eelam Tamil outfits and the Tamil Nadu Government over their training at the Defence Service Staff College in Wellington, two Sri Lankan Military personnel left Tamil Nadu this evening, the Press Trust of India reported.Wing Commander M S Bandara Dassanayek and Major C S Harischandra Hettiarachchige were undergoing training in the College from May 27 despite objection from the State Government and protests from almost all the political parties and Pro-Eelam Outfits. The Government and political parties were against providing training to the officials in Tamil Nadu even after assurance given by Defence Minister A K Antony earlier that no Sri Lankan officials will be trained in future on Tamil Nadu soil. The agitation reached its peak yesterday, when nearly 200 workers of Naam Tamilzhar Katchi, stormed onto the campus of Madras Regiment Centre, housing the College and raised slogans against the Government and Sri Lanka and tore Congress and Lankan Flags.In the wake of the agitation, the officials along with their families were sent from the College campus this evening by road, accompanied with personnel in 10 military trucks, with armed guards and dropped at Coimbatore City Airport, College sources said. Political parties and like-minded organisations were blaming the Congress for this “injustice meted out to Tamil Nadu despite the killings of thousands of Tamils by Sri Lanka Government in the war against LTTE” and were mounting pressure on the Centre to immediately recall the officials. The officers, with their families, are going to Mumbai and from there to Sri Lanka, according to their scheduled plan, the sources said. read more

Jordan Hall From suspended to steward

Two weeks removed from serving a two-game suspension, junior running back Jordan Hall has been named a captain for Saturday’s game against Michigan State. Hall, along junior defensive back and sophomore defensive back Corey Brown, was suspended for the games against Toledo and Akron for receiving impermissible benefits in the form of $200 from a former booster at a Cleveland-area charity event. The NCAA reinstated his eligibility before the Sept. 17 game against the Miami Hurricanes. “He’s a big leader in the locker room; he does a great job,” Fickell said. “He’s handled everything that we’ve asked him to handle with class and dignity.” Hall was all smiles when discussing his captain status with the media. “It’s definitely an honor,” Hall said. “It’ll be one of my greatest memories at Ohio State and it’s definitely exciting.” Hall has improved since his return to the field, rushing for 87 yards in an otherwise-offensive disaster against Miami. He followed up that performance with 84 yards and a touchdown against Colorado. Hall also had a 90-yard kickoff return against the Buffaloes to set up a touchdown. Fickell said Hall’s competitive nature on offense and special teams is what sets him apart from other players. “There’s guys with all types of abilities. When you get to college … those abilities becomes closer and closer,” Fickell said. “I think that’s the one thing I would say about Jordan. Yes, he’s very good in the things that he does, but he’s a competitor.” He added, “I’ll tell you right now, if we took him over on defense, he’d start somewhere on defense too because of the competitor that he is.” Hall said he was appreciative of Fickell’s support. “It feels good because he’s the head coach, he makes all the decisions,” Hall said. “If he feels that way about a player, then you obviously feel good about yourself.” Fickell alluded to the team’s current suspended players, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior offensive tackle Mike Adams, senior running back Dan “Boom” Herron and defensive end Solomon Thomas as potential future captains as well. “We understand that we learn from our mistakes, but we’re not gonna throw guys away,” Fickell said. “That’s kind of the reason we wanted to have game captains the whole season, so that we could make sure we could bring everybody … whatever their situation.” Posey, Adams and Herron are set to return next week against Nebraska, and Hall said they have been leaders throughout the season. “They are still full-fledged members of the team,” Hall said. “We look at them as leaders.” Ohio State will face Michigan State this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

Seismologist warns region of another possible earthquake more aftershocks

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T rattled by 9th quake in just over a weekNovember 1, 2018In “Regional”T&T urged to remain earthquake alertNovember 7, 2018In “latest news”Region urged to prepare for ‘big’ quakeDecember 10, 2018In “Environment” PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Seismologist at the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Dr Joan Latchman has cautioned residents of the region that aftershocks from Tuesday evening’s strong earthquake in eastern Venezuela can be expected for days to come.Another earthquake is also possible, she said late Tuesday.There have been early reports of structural damage to buildings, as well as cracks in floors and roads after the earthquake that the Trinidad-based SRC measured at a magnitude of 6.8 but the United States Geological Survey upgraded to 7.3, hit eastern Venezuela around 5:31 pm.The SRC put the earthquake at a depth of 73 kilometres, and its position in Venezuela at 55 km east-southeast of Carúpano, 95 km northeast of Maturín, and 131 km southeast of Porlamar.The tremor was not only felt in the Spanish-speaking nation but in other Caribbean countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Grenada, Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Witnesses reported seeing and feeling their homes, and even some of the contents, shaking when the quake hit.Speaking in a Facebook live video about an hour after the quake occurred Dr Latchman said there would be more tremors, noting that up to that point there had been at least seven aftershocks.“…Most of which you would not feel, but we can have an earthquake of this magnitude…and we expect that we can have an earthquake in the 5.0 to 5.9 magnitude range and this can happen within hours. Going by what we have seen in the past, within three to five hours we would not be surprised, or tomorrow, or sometime this week,” she said.“There is no formula for us to tell you when the aftershocks will occur. We were just looking at patterns of the past to guide.” read more

GRA meets UAE delegation to negotiate Double Taxation Agreement

The UAE delegation with the GRA and Foreign Affairs officialsA delegation of Government officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met with representatives from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently to negotiate a Double Taxation Agreement between the two countries.According to GRA in a statement, the engagement was held at the GRA Headquarters on Camp Street and came at the behest of the Governments of Guyana and the UAE as they seek to reach an accord on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion.The four-member foreign delegation was headed by Dr Hamid Nasr, Economic Expert- Ministry of Finance. He was accompanied by Abdalla Al Obaidli, Head of Bilateral Treaties Division – Ministry of Finance, Hamad ahmed Abdulla alnuaimi – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Department of International Law, and Addelrahman Abdulla Almaazmi – Second Secretary, Embassy of the UAE Brasilia.The local officials comprised of Rawle Lucas, Chairman of GRA’s Governing Board, Godfrey Statia, Commissioner-General- Guyana Revenue Authority, Lancelot Wills, Functional Head of the Legal Department, Joy Persaud, Legal Officer within the Commissioner General’s Secretariat and Natala Anderson, Foreign Service Officer- Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ​Resulting from the negotiations, the two delegations agreed on draft recommendations which will be submitted to their respective Governments for review and eventual approval and passage into law.Double Taxation Agreements are treaties between two or more countries to avoid international double taxation of income and property. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrinidad & Tobago, Venezuela plan summitOctober 27, 2015In “Politics”Guyana, India sign three agreementsJanuary 30, 2018In “latest news”President leads high level team to UN General Assembly meetingSeptember 20, 2014In “Business” read more

OZ Minerals and Unearthed Explorer Challenge goes live

first_imgThe Explorer Challenge has officially kicked off, with more than 2 TB of OZ Minerals project data going live and more than 1,000 global innovators on a wait list to test the limits of data science and geology by developing groundbreaking approaches to mineral exploration, Unearthed says.OZ Minerals and Unearthed, an energy and resources open innovation platform, partnered to deliver this online crowdsourcing competition to find new exploration targets at the Mount Woods tenements of the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine (pictured), in South Australia.Unearthed said: “Economic mineral deposits are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Geologists regularly spend years collecting and analysing disparate data, frequently testing hypotheses, from huge areas of land, often for little or no reward.“Explorers are looking for new approaches to solve this problem and develop innovative processes and ways of working that can drive up the discovery rate and, in doing so, decrease the number of holes drilled for less environmental and economic impact, resulting in a more sustainable and efficient future for mineral exploration.”Crowdsourcing is a process by which such a problem and the accompanying data is made available digitally to third parties from around the world, who then compete to deliver the best solution.In addition to a A$1 million ($713,785) prize pool, the winning model on the Explorer Challenge will be tested in real life, with the top targets scheduled to be drilled by the end of 2019.OZ Minerals’ Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Cole, said: “The iterative process of collecting different datasets, followed by geological interpretation can take a long time. The Explorer Challenge is one way we can speed up the exploration lifecycle and analyse information at a much faster rate.”Unearthed Industry Lead – Crowdsourcing, Holly Bridgwater, said: “Geologically speaking, the key advantage of crowdsourcing is for us to be able to assess an area of ground much faster. Instead of accessing a few opinions, you have access to hundreds and potentially thousands of opinions and you can use that collective brainpower in a short period to collate many different interpretations and see where potential targets might be.“All the different data collected has the potential to give signals and indicators and when analysed in different ways, gives the best opportunity to highlight points of difference and generate new thinking to help find the prized needles in the haystack.”The Explorer Challenge will run until the end of May, with winners announced in June.last_img read more

IE9s amazing Javascript performance might be more suspicious than it first appears

first_imgEarlier this morning, we posted in breathless excitement that the latest beta of Internet Explorer 9 had accomplished an amazing performance leap: in SunSpider, the Javascript performance benchmark made by the guys behind WebKit, IE9 not only outperformed IE8… it smoked every other browser out there.Impressive, no? Unfortunately, it appears like there might be a conspiracy afoot: it looks like IE9 might actually have cheated on the SunSpider test.It’s not clear if it’s a bug or on purpose, but the numbers IE9 was pumping out in SunSpider seemed suspicious to Mozilla developer Rob Sayre, who decided to check the numbers. When he did, he noticed something interesting: on one of the many subtests that determine a browser’s SunSpider rating, IE9 finished almost instantly. Sayre decided to tweak some of the parameters of the subtest to see how IE9 handled them, and discovered that when the parameters of the test changed even slightly, IE9 slowed down considerably.Sayre has since lodged a bug report against Internet Explorer over the result, but it does raise a lot of questions about what IE9’s Chakra Javascript engine is actually doing when it optimizes Javascript code, and whether or not the benchmark results are to be trusted… and since IE9 is closed-source, we may never know. One thing’s for sure: for right now, take IE9’s blistering speed with a grain of salt… it might not be actual.Read more at Arslast_img read more

Naxos fishermen catch a giant tuna fish in the Aegean

first_imgGreek fishermen on Naxos caught a giant tuna fish, the biggest to be seen in the Aegean in recent years. They proudly hung the fish onto the mast of their boat at Naxos port.Naxospress.gr reports that the residents of Naxos were amazed by the size of the tuna and gathered to the fishing boat owned by the Makarounas brothers, fishermen from the island of Kalymnos.The Makarounas brothers are known for their great skills as fishermen and their reputation goes beyond the borders of Greece.READ MORE: Photo of two cats enjoying the sunset on Naxos goes viral The tuna weighs 288 kilos and is 2.74 metres long. The tuna may have impressed residents, however bluefin tuna has red meat and can reach as much as 450 kilos in weight. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Un foie humain fonctionnel recréé grâce à des cellules souches

first_imgUn foie humain fonctionnel recréé grâce à des cellules souchesDes chercheurs japonais sont parvenus à créer un foie humain “fonctionnel” à partir de cellules souches pluripotentes induites (iPS).Les propriétés des cellules souches n’en finissent plus de fasciner et d’inspirer les chercheurs. Et c’est une nouvelle prouesse que vient d’annoncer une étude parue mercredi dans la revue Nature. Selon ces travaux, une équipe de scientifiques japonais serait parvenue à récréer un foie humain “fonctionnel” à partir de cellules iPS, autrement dit des cellules souches pluripotentes induites.  Il s’agit de cellules adultes reprogrammées pour rajeunir et retrouver les propriétés des cellules souches embryonnaires. Pour fabriquer le nouvel organe, les chercheurs ont conçu en laboratoire une ébauche de foie grâce à ces cellules. Puis ils ont implanté le tout dans une souris. Peu à peu, l’organe s’est ensuite vascularisé jusqu’à finalement atteindre les propriétés d’un foie humain. A tel point que l’organe ainsi constitué était capable de produire des protéines spécifiques comme l’albumine ou de jouer son rôle d’épuration comme le véritable organe. Pour tester le fonctionnement du nouvel organe, les scientifiques avaient provoqué une défaillance hépatique chez la souris. Ils ont alors pu constater que le foie permettait à l’animal de vivre presque normalement. Des résultats qui s’avèrent particulièrement prometteurs alors que la pénurie d’organe demeure importante à l’heure actuelle. Pas d’essai sur l’Homme avant une dizaine d’années À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Néanmoins, comme l’a souligné le Pr Takanori Takebe, principal auteur de l’étude, il est encore beaucoup trop tôt pour dire si la technique pourrait fonctionner chez l’être humain. Cité par l’AFP, le scientifique a précisé que cette étude a permis “en quelque sorte de montrer la validité de notre approche de principe”. Optimiste, il espère, d’ici une dizaine d’années (mais pas avant), pouvoir débuter des essais cliniques sur l’homme. Selon le Pr Chris Mason, un spécialiste de médecine régénérative à l’UCL Medical School, cette prouesse pourrait toutefois servir dans d’autres domaines. Il estime ainsi par exemple, qu’il sera possible d’utiliser cette stratégie prometteuse pour détecter la toxicité ou les effets indésirables des nouveaux médicaments avant même l’étape des essais cliniques sur l’homme.Le 4 juillet 2013 à 12:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bring on the Bears Admissions tax hearing set

first_imgAfter weeks of all-quiet-on-the-baseball-front, a proposal to bring the Yakima Bears to Vancouver has been revived by considerably lower construction estimates and a significant pledge of future donations — up to $3.5 million — from the Clark -College Foundation.With a new funding proposal in place, Clark County commissioners will have a public hearing on the most significant funding source: a 5 percent admissions tax.The hearing will be 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.A draft of the admissions tax ordinance will be available to review on Friday, said Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart.When asked whether the admissions tax would apply to the Clark County Fair — which Commissioner Marc Boldt said in September might be a deal breaker — Stuart said the details are still being worked out.Initially, the owners of the Yakima Bears, a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, said in May they would pay 30 percent of capital costs and pay for ongoing maintenance and operations. The 5 percent admissions tax would be more widely applied — with an exemption for nonprofit organizations — and revenues would fund 70 percent.Commissioners rejected that proposal.Stuart suggested in August that the tax would be limited, adding 5 percent to the cost of admission to movie theaters, the Sleep Country Amphitheater, the Clark County Fair and a proposed stadium at Clark College.last_img read more

Two free adventure games you cannot miss

first_img See it $210 at Best Buy $999 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. $6 at Tidal 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. Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Video Games,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. What Remains of Edith Finch is a visually stunning game of exploration and discovery. Annapurna Interactive Game time! Epic Games and Humble Bundle are giving away a couple of unique, very well-reviewed titles — but only for a limited time.First up: What Remains of Edith Finch, free from Epic between now and Jan. 24. To get it and play it, you need an account and the Epic Games software client (both free as well).Released in 2017 and available for Windows only, it currently sells for $20 on Steam, where it received “overwhelmingly positive” marks from players. It’s a story-heavy game of exploration and family history.a-story-about-my-uncleA Story About My Uncle is a first-person platform adventure. Coffee Stain Publishing Next: A Story About My Uncle, a Humble offering available until Saturday. On Steam — where you’ll redeem the license — it would cost you $13. The game is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.Obviously there’s a family element here as well, but A Story is definitely more action-driven — a first-person platformer that sees you jumping and swinging in search of your lost uncle.Its reviews are little more mixed, but did I mention it’s free? Sarah Tew/CNET 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. See at Turo 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Chris Monroe/CNET 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. 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. See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See It Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. $59 at eBay Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 15 Photos $60 at Best Buy 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags Apple iPhone XS Share your voice The Cheapskate Tags Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Comments $520 at HP 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. Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 7 $999 Best Buy CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Boost Mobile Read Google Home Hub review $155 at Google Express See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. The Cheapskate $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. 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). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET 2 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Rylo See Itlast_img read more