BSF hands over Pak national to Rangers

first_imgThe BSF today repatriated an elderly Pakistani national who was arrested after inadvertently crossing over to the Indian side.The Pakistani national had crossed the International Border in Arnia sector on Thursday, a BSF officer said.He was handed over to Pakistani Rangers at a Border Outpost along the IB in Jammu district today.“A Pakistani national was handed over to Pak Rangers at Pittal BoP along IB By BSF troops at 0930 hours today,” the officer said.During preliminary investigation, he had revealed his name as Shahnabaz, a resident of Mankot village in Sialkot district of Pakistan.“The individual is quite weak and seems to have inadvertently crossed into Indian side,” he said.last_img

BJP MP, aides ‘assault’ toll booth staff

first_imgA video purportedly showing former Madhya Pradesh BJP president and MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan and his aides beating up employees of a toll booth on the Shivpuri- Guna road has gone viral on social media. No police complaint has been lodged in connection with the alleged incident, police said. Mr. Chauhan’s vehicle was stopped on Friday evening at the toll plaza located near Purankhedi village, where the employees asked him for his identity proof (to seek exemption for paying toll), Booth Manager Mahendra Singh Tomar told reporters. MPs and MLAs are exempted from paying toll on national highways. When asked to show his ID proof, Mr. Chauhan, the Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, along with his aides, got into a verbal duel with the employees, Mr. Tomar said. The BJP leader and his aides came out of the vehicle and started abusing the booth’s security guard, Ajendra Singh, he said. Mr. Chauhan allegedly slapped Ajendra Singh and his aides assaulted another employee Shubhan Dixit, Mr. Tomar said. The manager said the MP’s aides also broke two walkie-talkie sets of the employees. No complaint has been lodged in connection with the incident, which was captured in the CCTV cameras of toll booth, SP Rajesh Hingankar said on Saturday.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal into French Open last 16 on 10th anniversary of Soderling shock

first_imgNadal maintained his record of never having lost in the first week in Paris, although he withdrew injured before the third round in 2016.He powered 38 winners past Goffin on Court Philippe Chatrier to set up a last-16 clash with either Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero or home hope Corentin Moutet.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, logistics“David is a very good player. I started the match at a good level,” said Nadal. “After, in the third set, he played very well. I’m very happy to reach the last 16.”Goffin looked totally outclassed in the first two sets, but claimed his first-ever set against Nadal on clay, and the first the Spaniard had dropped at Roland Garros since last year’s quarter-final win against Diego Schwartzman. LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Belgium’s David Goffin in four sets, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)Reigning champion Rafael Nadal survived a blip to continue his bid for a record-extending 12th French Open title on Friday with a four-set third-round win over David Goffin, ten years to the day since his shock 2009 exit to Robin Soderling.The 17-time Grand Slam winner bounced back after an excellent third set from Belgian 27th seed Goffin to win 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and take his incredible Roland Garros win-loss record to 89-2 — those two defeats coming against Soderling in the last 16 a decade ago and against Novak Djokovic in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too But Nadal refocused and clinched victory in the fourth set when Goffin fired a backhand wide after a single break of serve in game four.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire 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 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Kevin Durant still out for Game 2 of NBA Finalslast_img read more

Marin Cilic Pulls Out of Croatia’s Davis Cup Squad Due to Knee Injury

first_imgZagreb: Defending champions Croatia will be without Marin Cilic in the Davis Cup finals later this month after the former US Open winner announced his withdrawal on Thursday because of a knee injury.Croatia, who beat previous winners France in last year’s final, play the inaugural match in Madrid against Russia on November 18. “My recurring knee injury has continued to give me problems, and as the season progressed it was becoming more evident that surgery was inevitable,” Cilic, world number 39, wrote on Facebook.The “rehab work was successful enough that surgery is not necessary at this stage,” he continued.”However, I will need to undergo a few minor interventions which will keep me off the tennis court for a longer period and unfortunately means I will not be able to compete at the Davis Cup this month.”Adding that he was “extremely disappointed”, the 31-year-old Croatian said he would dedicate himself to getting back into shape to kick off the 2020 season “healthier, more prepared, and more motivated than ever”.Cilic was supposed to play in a squad of five Croatian players which includes Borna Coric, Mate Pavic, Ivan Dodig and Nikola Mektic.According to the Sportske Novosti daily paper, he will be replaced by veteran Ivo Karlovic, 40.Davis Cup’s new 18-team format has replaced the former World Group.The nations have been split into six three-team groups, with the winners and two best runners-up advancing to the quarter-finals.Russia and Croatia have been drawn alongside Spain in Group B. croatiadavis cupMarin Cilictennis First Published: November 7, 2019, 7:24 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spotted testing at Nurburgring

first_imgLast updated in 2013, the next generation Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to feature even greater capacity to match competition from Toyota and Honda. According to Automotive News, this will likely involve a larger variant built to accommodate 8 passengers. The current model features a third-row with capability for seating up to 7.Hyundai America’s CEO, Dave Zuchowski, says the Korean brand will introduce two new small SUVs between 2018 and 2020 while its current medium and large offerings will be revised to further diversify the line-up.2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. (Photo: AutoMedia)”It’s not just adding new vehicles, it’s doing a better job of positioning a family of CUVs (crossover utility vehicles),” he said.The new Hyundai Santa Fe and long-wheelbase Grand Santa Fe (North America’s larger and more spacious variant), will grow significantly and be further differentiated – to the point where the LWB model will get a new name.2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. (Photo: AutoMedia)The Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport that we are familiar with is set to grow in size and become more rugged, while the long-wheelbase model will become larger again and offer eight seats – in an effort to compete with rivals like the Toyota Kluger and Nissan Pathfinder.Our spies in northern Sweden have now shot the regular Santa Fe testing on a frozen lake – and during a night trip on icy roads around Hyundai’s secret facilities.2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. (Photo: AutoMedia)ALSO READ:Hyundai Kona spotted without any camouflageALSO READ:Hyundai fuel cell vehicle caught testing for first time in Death Valleyadvertisementlast_img read more

Matteo Minozzi seals Italy’s seven-try romp over Canada at Rugby World Cup

first_imgO’Shea said: “You have to be pretty happy. We started the game really well and that’s where we imposed ourselves … and in the last 20 minutes drove it home the physical dominance we had.”His opposite number Kingsley Jones rued Canada’s failure to capitalise on their spells in possession: “We just didn’t finish our opportunities. If we had taken a gift under the posts, then that changes the shape of the game, not just the scoreboard, but unfortunately we didn’t take those chances.”Flanker Jake Polledri, who was awarded man of the match, told the official World Cup website: “Our main focus was the four-day turnaround which makes it difficult but we couldn’t have asked for anything more really.“Our philosophy is to play without fear and that’s exactly what we’re doing and it’s good to see it on the pitch.” Rugby World Cup Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Share via Email Play Video Rugby World Cup 2019 Negri extended the lead when he also smashed over from close range before Canada again failed to capitalise on an opportunity when Van der Merwe created space through the midfield and managed to put Jeff Hassler clear only for Matteo Minozzi to produce a try-saving tackle on the wing within five metres of the line.The referee, Nigel Owens, then awarded a penalty try that secured the bonus point for the Italians, following an illegal challenge from Heaton, before the replacement wing Mattia Bellini crossed with 19 minutes left.Owens awarded Ardron a try only for the television match official, Rowan Kitt, to overturn for a knock-on before the ball landed in the Canadian No 8’s hands. The decision was met by a chorus of boos but the crowd, now firmly behind the Canadians, rose to their feet minutes later when the underdogs did score the best try of the match with a superb finish by the wing Andrew Coe.Italy, however, finished strongly, with the replacement hooker Federico Zani shunted over from a driving maul before Bellini put Minozzi in to close out the scoring. The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Topics Canada rugby union team … 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. match reports Read more Rugby World Cup 2019: fixtures, tables and resultscenter_img Share on Facebook Rugby World Cup interviewer calls Italy’s Dean Budd the Canada captain – video Since you’re here… 0:16 Rugby union Italy rugby union team Share on LinkedIn The Italians, who rested several players, were in no mood to allow a second shock within the space of 24 hours and were led by the rampaging loose forwards Jake Polledri, Braam Steyn and Sebastian Negri. For the first 15 minutes they demonstrated that the gulf between tier-one and tier-two nations was still in existence, with Steyn and Budd exploiting some poor defence to give their side a 17-0 lead by the 13th minute.Facing a rout, the North Americans started to make their tackles and they enjoyed spells of possession that presented three gilt-edged opportunities to get back into the game, most notably when the captain, Tyler Ardron, burst through and passed to the replacement flanker Matt Heaton, who dropped the ball with the line open.The wing DTH van der Merwe also started to make his presence felt, creating space down the left, but when the Canadians wasted a three-on-one chance, the momentum swung back to the Italians and they went into half-time with their 17-0 advantage. Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Italy’s forwards bludgeoned Canada into submission with seven tries in a 48-7 victory amid energy-sapping humidity at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, catapulting them to the top of Pool B.Italy’s captain, Dean Budd, who scored his side’s second try, said: “We’ve earned a few drinks tonight. We were blowing out there but we put a massive focus on the first 20 minutes and the effort we put into that first 20 minutes took a bit of the pressure off.”It was the second successive bonus-point victory for Conor O’Shea’s side after last Sunday’s 47-22 win over Namibia and all but assured them of at least third place in a pool that includes the heavyweights New Zealand and South Africa. They have 10 points but still need to face both the All Blacks and Springboks, who are expected to qualify for the quarter-finals, short of an upset of the magnitude of Wednesday’s win for Uruguay over Fiji in Kamaishi. Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Condemning attack Annan calls on Palestinian Government to reject terrorism

“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned that civilians continue to be killed by violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory,” Mr. Annan’s spokesman said in a formal statement.“He calls on all parties to abide by their obligations under international law, and to refrain from actions that further escalate the situation and put civilians at grave risk,” the spokesman added. Mr. Annan noted that President Mahmoud Abbas has taken a clear stand against terrorism voiced regret that the new Government has not, the spokesman said. Since the January elections and the installation of a new Hamas-led Palestinian Government in March, the UN, along with its partners in the Middle East diplomatic Quartet – the United States, European Union and Russia – has called for the new Government commit itself to non-violence, recognition of Israel and previous Middle East agreements. read more

US trade deficit widens slightly in August to 388 billion as exports

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit widened only slightly in August, dragged lower by a modest decline in exports. U.S. farmers sold fewer agricultural products overseas, offsetting the best month of sales for American-made cars on record.The trade deficit grew 0.4 per cent in August to $38.8 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That’s up from $38.6 billion in July.U.S. exports dipped 0.1 per cent to $189.2 billion. Sales of wheat, soybeans and other farm products fell, while exports of autos and other manufactured goods rose. U.S. auto exports climbed to a record $13.1 billion, up 5.5 per cent from the July level.Imports were mostly unchanged at $228 billion. Americans bought more foreign computers and machinery, while imports of oil and foreign-made cars declined.This year’s trade deficit is running 10.8 per cent below last year’s, a positive sign for economic growth. A smaller trade deficit acts as a boost to economic growth when it shows American companies earning more in their foreign sales.The monthly deficit hit a four-year low in June. It has risen only slightly in the past two months.The trade report was released three weeks late because of the 16-day partial government shutdown in early October. Many economists estimate the shutdown cut about $25 billion from the economy. Several have lowered their forecasts for growth in the October-December quarter by a half-point to an annual rate of 2 per cent or less.The deficit with China dipped 0.6 per cent in August to $29.8 billion after hitting a monthly record of $30.1 billion in July. So far this year, the deficit with China is up 2.3 per cent from its record pace in 2012. That could increase pressure on the Obama administration to take a harder line on trade issues with China. American manufacturers contend China manipulates its currency and engages in other unfair practices to gain trade advantages over U.S. companies.The International Monetary Fund trimmed its global economic forecast earlier this month in part because of slower growth in China, India, Brazil and other developing countries. These nations are big markets for U.S. goods so slower growth in the developing world could hurt American exports.Europe’s weak economy is also weighing on U.S. exports. The deficit with the 28-nation European Union fell 29.9 per cent in August to $9.8 billion after surging to a record high in July. U.S. exports to the region rose 2.2 per cent in August. But they are down 3.9 per cent for the year, reflecting in part sub-par economic activity as many European countries are still struggling to overcome a prolonged debt crisis.U.S. factories could also be affected by the government shutdown, which is expected to depress consumer spending and therefore reduce domestic demand. Before the shutdown occurred in early October, the outlook for manufacturing had been improving.Factory activity had expanded at the fastest pace in 2 1/2 years in September, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Managers.The Federal Reserve is watching economic data to determine whether it should reduce its monthly bond purchases. Those purchases have been intended to give the economy a boost by keeping long-term borrowing costs low.Hiring has slowed from the start of the year. Employers created just 148,000 jobs in September, down from 193,000 in August. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Oct 24, 2013 7:46 am MDT US trade deficit widens slightly in August to $38.8 billion as exports slip for second month read more

Dakota Access pipeline law officers had close relationship

by Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2017 5:44 pm MDT Last Updated May 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BISMARCK, N.D. – A private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline conducted an aggressive, multifaceted operation against protesters that included a close working relationship with public law enforcement, documents obtained by an online magazine indicate.Native American groups that opposed the pipeline say the report from The Intercept lends credence to their belief that law enforcement favoured private industry in the monthslong dispute. But law enforcement and Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners say their concern was everyone’s safety.The Dakota Access pipeline will move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois. ETP plans to begin commercial operations Thursday. The company says the pipeline is safe, but opponents fear environmental harm.Thousands of protesters last year descended on a camp set up in North Dakota near a section of the pipeline that runs under a Missouri River reservoir upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Pipeline opponents frequently clashed with police, and 761 arrests happened between August and February.The documents show that ETP hired security firm TigerSwan, which was founded by retired military special forces members. The Intercept posted some of the documents it obtained online. It said it received more than 100 documents from a TigerSwan contractor and more than 1,000 through public records requests.TigerSwan used military-style counter-terrorism measures against what it considered “an ideologically driven insurgency,” the documents show. Its tactics included protest camp flyovers, video surveillance, social media monitoring, public relations — described in one document as “pro-DAPL propaganda” — and interactions with law enforcement. That included placing a liaison in the law enforcement operations centre.“Excellent comments from lead LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) today regarding planning and communication from our personnel,” says a TigerSwan report from Sept. 14.The relationship was heavily criticized Tuesday by the Lakota People’s Law Office.“Rather than one-sidedly protecting the private interests of oil corporations, these state and federal law enforcement agencies should have been also protecting the constitutional rights of those who were being criminally conspired against, disrupted, and physically attacked by the oil company’s private mercenary army of Middle East-based anti-terrorist specialists,” Chief Counsel Daniel Sheehan said in a statement.Indigenous Environmental Network organizer Dallas Goldtooth said in a statement that “police and security were essentially given permission to carry out war-like tactics” on protesters.One particularly violent clash happened in late November, when protesters trying to push past a blocked highway bridge were turned back by authorities using tear gas, rubber bullets and water sprays. Police said protesters were throwing rocks, asphalt and water bottles at officers.The Morton County Sheriff’s Office, which spearheaded the response to the protests, said its communications with TigerSwan security weren’t unusual and “gave law enforcement situational awareness in order to monitor and respond to illegal protest activity.”ETP said in a statement that “the safety of our employees and the communities in which we live and work is our top priority. In order to ensure that we do have security plans in place, we do communicate with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.”___Follow Blake Nicholson on Twitter at: Dakota Access pipeline, law officers had close relationship FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline stand on a burned-out truck near Cannon Ball, N.D., on a long-closed bridge a day earlier on a state highway near their camp. A private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline conducted an aggressive, multifaceted operation against protesters that included a close working relationship with public law enforcement, documents obtained by an online magazine indicate. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File) read more

UN rights chief calls opening of office to monitor issues in DPR

“It is rare that the opening of a small office is such big news,” the High Commissioner told a press conference in Seoul, as he wrapped up a three-day visit. “While none of us expects a new UN human rights office will dramatically alter that situation overnight, we do all feel, I think, that it is a significant step.”The new office was set up in line with a recommendation made last year by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK, whose report the UN human rights chief called “powerful, devastating and extremely influential.” “The population of the DPRK has been suffering appalling human rights violations and deprivation for decades, and much of the outside world was barely aware of what was going on there and focussed only on the nuclear issue,” he noted, adding that the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.“The victims now have faces and they have voices,” he went on to say. Some of the report’s most important recommendations – such as a referral by the Security Council of the situation in the DPRK to the International Criminal Court – have not yet been acted on, but still could be, he stated.But for him, the fact that this UN human rights office in Seoul is now a reality, and will start fully operating in a month or so, is a sign that the Commission’s work is starting to “bear fruit.”Not only will the office monitor, report and criticize, it will also engage with civil society, refugees and defectors and with governments of the region, while keeping the UN’s channels open to the authorities in the DPRK itself. The High Commissioner also pointed out that the Republic of Korea has undergone a highly successful transformation since becoming a democracy just over 30 years ago, rising to become the 13th largest economy in the world. “Its performance on the human rights front has also improved significantly in parallel with its economic growth. In general, the country’s recent history makes it one of the world’s most dramatic success stories – an excellent model for countries in transition to try to emulate.” Like even the most established democracies elsewhere in the world, the country nevertheless still faces challenges, he added. One of the most prevalent concerns is the limitations imposed on freedom of expression and freedom of assembly by the 1948 National Security Act (NSA) which is considered by many to be long overdue for reform, he pointed out.The vague language of Article 7 of the NSA, which refers to “anti-Government organizations” without defining what this means exactly, has in the past led to unjust and inappropriate convictions of human rights defenders and non-threatening groups – sometimes simply for comments made on social media – and is likely to continue to do so until it is amended, he explained. “The Republic of Korea lives under constant threat from its heavily armed neighbour, and has an obligation to protect its citizens. Finding the balance between honouring the human rights of its citizens and minimizing threats to their security is difficult, but not impossible, and amending the NSA is an essential part of that process.” read more

India needs global support to help it develop clean coal technology

first_imgSpeaking at a conference in New Delhi yesterday, World Coal Association Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton said the critical role of coal in driving economic development in India meant the international community should support advanced coal technologies in the country. “India has made it very clear that coal will be critical to delivering its economic development and energy access objectives. India is working hard to reduce emissions from coal, but it would benefit from greater international support to build modern coal technology,” Sporton said.Speaking at the 6th World PetroCoal Congress, a gathering of leaders from across the fossil fuel industry in India, Sporton highlighted that power generation capacity from coal will more than double between now and 2040. “Coal will help fuel the economic development of India’s economy as it urbanises and industrialises over the decades to come. With 300 million people currently living without access to electricity and many more – including businesses that can help drive growth – suffering from intermittent supply, coal will do much of the heaving lifting in powering up India’s economy,” Sporton said.Reflecting on the WCA’s recent report, India’s Energy Trilemma, Sporton noted that modern high efficiency low emission coal technologies will be essential to providing affordable electricity while reducing emissions to meet climate objectives. “Our research shows that while renewable technologies such as solar PV in India could result in high emission abatement, they do not provide the scale of generation growth required to meet electrification targets. Modern high efficiency coal plants can actually abate carbon emissions at a much lower cost compared to solar PV and provide almost four times as much increase in power generation. All forms of electricity will have a role to play in India, indeed non-hydro renewables are forecast to grow almost exponentially – but our analysis shows the huge co-benefits of building modern coal plants. It’s for that reason that the World Coal Association believes there must be more international support for high efficiency low emission coal technology.”Noting recent developments in international coal financing policy, particularly with more restrictive positions from the World Bank and OECD, Sporton said: “The international community needs to be taking an approach that helps deploy the most efficient coal in place of the least efficient coal technology, rather than just ignoring the reality that coal will play a very significant role in industrialising and urbanising economies like India.”last_img read more

18yearold charged over fatal Co Waterford crash

first_imgAN 18-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with a fatal traffic collision in Ardmore, Co Waterford yesterday evening.A woman in her 50s was killed when the car she was travelling as a passenger in was involved in a three-car collision at Kiely’s Cross.The two other occupants of that car were taken to hospital with minor injuries, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Two occupants of a second car were uninjured, and the 18-year-old man driving the other vehicle was arrested at the scene.He will appear before the district court in Cashel, Co Tipperary at midday tomorrow.last_img

Archos Adds Two Android Tablets to Lineup

first_imgLook out, here come more tablets: Archos is debuting the Archos 101 and the Archos 70. The Archos 101 has a 10.1-inch screen and is less than half an inch thick. If that’s too big, the Archos 70 has a 7.0-inch screen. Both tablets allow Web surfing similar to that on a desktop or notebook computer. Also, both tablets play all the music, video, and photo formats as you’d get on your regular computer.The Archos 70 comes with 8GB or 250GB of storage, while the Archos 101 comes with 8GB or 16GB. Archos isn’t saying why the larger screen model doesn’t have a large hard drive option. Both tablets can be used for mobile phone tethering by using a Bluetooth connection or a USB cable. You can get the Archos 101 starting at $299.99, or the Archos 70 starting at $275.99. The Archos 70 (8GB) is available now through the Archos online store; the Archos 101 will be available the week of November 18.last_img read more

NASA les navettes finiront dans quatre musées des EtatsUnis

first_imgNASA : les navettes finiront dans quatre musées des Etats-UnisHier, la NASA a révélé le nom des musées où ses navettes spatiales prendront prochainement leur retraite. Les quatre sont situés dans différentes villes des États-Unis.Ce n’est plus un secret : les navettes spatiales de la NASA vont prochainement intégrer la collection de plusieurs musées américains. Hier, le patron de l’agence spatiale Charles Bolden a révélé en détail les noms des institutions qui accueilleront Discovery, Endeavour, Enterprise et Atlantis dans les prochains mois.Au total, près de 21 musées étaient candidats mais seuls quatre ont été retenus pour héberger une des navettes. Les autres recevront probablement des pièces des orbiteurs et d’autres reliques du programme. Ainsi, comme prévu c’est le musée national de l’Air et de l’Espace de Washington qui accueillera Discovery, la plus ancienne des navettes qui a effectué son ultime voyage en février dernier. Plus précisément, elle sera installée dans l’annexe du musée le Steven Udvar-Hazy Center situé près de l’aéroport international de Dulles où trônait déjà l’engin Enterprise. N’ayant jamais volé en orbite mais seulement dans l’atmosphère, ce véhicule expérimental sera donc prochainement transféré à l’Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum de New York pour laisser place à la navette.En ce qui concerne Atlantis, dernière navette à voler fin juin, celle-ci rejoindra le Centre des visiteurs du Centre spatial Kennedy en Floride tandis que Endeavour dont le vol ultime vers l’ISS est prévu fin avril, se retrouvera au California Science Center à Los Angeles en Californie, comme le rapporte l’AFP. “Ce fut une décision difficile. Ces institutions ont été retenues en raison de leurs capacités à préserver les objets spatiaux et d’offrir un accès exceptionnel aux visiteurs américains et internationaux” a indiqué Charles Bolden lors d’une cérémonie au Centre spatial Kennedy près de Cap Canaveral.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAUne fois toutes les navettes à la retraite, la NASA dépendra totalement des vaisseaux Soyouz russes pour acheminer ses astronautes vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Du moins, jusqu’à ce qu’un autre engin spatial américain ne prenne la relève, probablement pas avant 2015 selon l’AFP.    Le 13 avril 2011 à 10:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Exposition découvrez le Grand Paris sur écrans

first_imgExposition : découvrez le Grand Paris sur écrans !Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal, à Paris, renouvelle son exposition permanente. Désormais, celle-ci s’élargit et englobe 180 communes et collectivités d’Ile-de-France.La nouvelle exposition ouverte au public, depuis le 14 décembre 2011 au Pavillon de l’Arsenal, à Paris, donne à voir, au sol, une maquette numérique de 37 m2 constituée de l’assemblage de 48 écrans Google Earth synchronisés. Une première mondiale à cette échelle ! Développée en partenariat avec Google et JC Decaux, ce dispositif permet d’associer aux photos satellites et aériennes de la ville des images de projets urbains. Ainsi, à partir de quatre pupitres de commande tactiles, le visiteur peut naviguer sur l’écran (plat et à plat) géant et visualiser Paris et son agglomération en haute définition (la visualisation est possible jusqu’au Havre) non seulement tels qu’ils existent aujourd’hui mais aussi et surtout tels qu’ils apparaitront dans le futur. Sur cette carte numérique géante, 1.300 projets du Paris de 2020 ont déjà été intégrés, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. Qu’il s’agisse de nouveaux secteurs en cours de construction, de lignes de transports publics ou de bâtiments à venir. Certains projets emblématiques ont même été modélisés en 3D et le visiteur peut zoomer dessus, dézoomer, tourner autour et en avoir ainsi une idée plus concrète. C’est par exemple le cas de La Canopée, le fameux projet de rénovation du Forum des Halles, de la Philarmonie, dans le parc de La Villette (tous deux en 2014), ou encore de la Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création Triangle, à la Porte de Versailles (2017). La maquette numérique sera évolutive et s’enrichira au fil du temps de nouveaux éléments. Il est actuellement possible, sans se déplacer, de la consulter via Internet (parismetropole2020).À lire aussiQuand l’archéologie s’invite dans le métro parisienLe Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 21, boulevard Morland à Paris (IVème), propose des visites guidées et gratuites le dimanche à 15 heures. Il est ouvert du mardi au samedi, de 10h30 à 18h30, et le dimanche de 11h à 19h et l’entrée gratuite. Pour toute information : www.pavillon-arsenal.comLe 19 décembre 2011 à 13:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WeChat shuts down 50000 accounts for World Cup betting

first_img Solaire targets Chinese visitors with addition of WeChat and Alipay Police crack China’s first cryptocurrency gambling ring China’s Tencent invests US$100 million into Indian fantasy sports platform Dream11 Chinese messaging and online payment app WeChat has deleted 50,000 accounts and another 8,000 group chats discussing gambling since the current football World Cup kicked off in Russia last month.WeChat developer Tencent issued a statement on Monday detailing its anti-gambling measures and urging users not to engage in any World Cup betting activities via its hugely popular app, which is estimated to have almost one billion users worldwide. RelatedPosts Load More “During the World Cup, World Cup gambling websites have been shut down by the government, causing some betting activities to migrate to social platforms,” WeChat said. “We appeal to the majority of users to watch the World Cup rationally, to appreciate the competitive nature of football and respect the spirit of the game, and keep away from gambling.”While most forms of gambling remain illegal in China, World Cup betting is allowed via the China Sports Lottery Management Centre. Only last week the China Sports Lottery Management Centre released figures showing that Chinese gamblers had wagered a massive 28.6 billion yuan (US$4.3 billion) in the three weeks to 1 July 2018 – almost six times more than the roughly 5 billion yuan wagered in the previous three weeks.The three-week period to 1 July included more than two weeks of World Cup action after the world’s biggest sporting event kicked off on 15 June.The figure, which doesn’t include the huge numbers gambled illegally, was already more than twice the 11.5 billion yuan wagered through official channels during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

Tales From Google and Glam The New Rules of Engagement

first_img“Advercasting” means that anyone can now broadcast his or her own content across multiple digital channels, that means an opportunity for advertisers to create content that tell compelling brand stories, which can then be shared and broadcasted. In other words, engagement is doing the heavy lifting for advertisers. The key is creating the right content and making sure the right audience sees it.Still, digital advertising has a host of challenges, and Alegre says one problem is a preconceived notion that it requires a “leap of faith.”However, the reality is that video ad revenue is growing. And Alegre credits user engagement as the catalyst. Because of that, Google has been testing engagement-based sales and is finding it to be successful.Another big strategy for Google is creating programmatic customized experiences. Programmatic advertising has grown 30X since 2010, and Alegre is a firm believer that it is a big piece of the puzzle for the future of digital advertising. Alegre says the value proposition for programmatic is multi-fold—it makes ad content relevant to a specific consumer; it extends the reach of advertising; and it can be leveraged to capitalize on unique and fleeting moments in real time. Glam Media: Focusing on Quality and CurationGlam Media was launched during New York’s Fashion Week in the fall of 2005. It quickly became the number-one online source for fashion and beauty.In the intervening years it has sold more than 79 billion ads to 90 of the top 100 advertisers in the world. It reaches more than 400 million users globally and is number 7 on the list of the world’s busiest websites.There are reasons for that success, said Glam Media CEO Samir Arora in the day’s second keynote presentation at MediaNext Tuesday afternoon.To start with, it was one of the first to try to supply information on beauty. Arora pointed out Facebook did not yet exist when Glam went into business. “In Internet years, that was a long time ago,” Arora said.Second, Glam itself produces no content on its own, using what he described as a “TV network” model, making arrangements with others to produce the content that it then distributes.“We’ve become partners of anyone who creates content,” he said.In recent years, Glam has also become what Arora describes as a multi-vertical operation, branching out into sites that provide information and content on health, food, families and travel.And, he said, there will be more. “It’s getting easier for us to launch verticals,” Arora said.Glam also focuses on premium brands, both in terms of content and advertising partners, by making sure every piece of content is thoughtfully curated.Although, he pointed out, Glam does not create any of its own content, “We have editors, editors-in-chief, curators, curators-in-chief and TV programmers.”Likewise with advertising. While, Arora says, the average website page has six or seven ads, Glam’s average is 1.3 ads per page.“We are ‘social,’” he says, “but we require quality and curation.” New York—Google is radically changing its approach to advertising and publishers should be paying attention. That was one of Daniel Alegre’s important takeaways at his morning keynote address at FOLIO:’s MediaNext conference today. The bottom line is this: Your audience is consuming media with multiple screens, so there are more ways to reach people then ever before. And with 90 percent of all media interactions being screen based, and the average person spending around 12.5 hours a day with media, the concept of being offline is no longer accurate, Alegre suggests. “Everybody’s ‘advercasting,’” he says. “We’re always on and always interacting.” last_img read more

At The Week Live Magazine Content Comes to Life

first_img As such, there is no dedicated events staff. The Week Live was organized under Nikki Ettore, integrated marketing director at The Week, and the events were curated by editorial leadership at the magazine, including Frumin. It’s the live embodiment of a print magazine: recipes, restaurant reviews, and interviews with theater and Hollywood stars — brought away from the privileged world of the journalist, and made tangible for the magazine’s audience. “We wanted to really stretch our legs,” Ben Frumin, editor-in-chief of, tells Folio:. The Week has a rate base of 550,000, with 7.2 million monthly uniques on It’s a drop in the bucket when compared to a magazine like The New Yorker, with a rate base of 1,025,000, and its own competing events series, The New Yorker Festival, on October 7-9. While the team intends to make such events a fixture, Tara Mitchell, VP of marketing, says the current revenues will not significantly impact the company’s bottom line. And despite industry trends to the contrary, Frumin says the events are an addition to the magazine, not a supplement. “We always want to think about our audience first,” Frumin says. “We have this tremendous magazine. It’s a little weird. It’s idiosyncratic. That’s why it’s so successful, the fact that it is different. So we really wanted it to be an experience where our audience was involved.” Nonetheless, it’s the quality of The Week’s readers which may just make The Week Live a successful endeavor. The Week is getting a taste of live events. Sunday, the small, punchy news digest launched its three-part event series, The Week Live, with a high-brow live cooking class and meal at the Michelin star restaurant Bâtard. “Still to this day, I’ll tell people where I work, and seven or eight out of ten will say, ‘What’s that?’ And the other two or three will say, ‘The Week is the best!” Frumin tells Folio:. “Our readers are straight up evangelical about the magazine, so we also want to serve these people who already love The Week.” “We are a scrappy and relatively small company and we all work on a lot of things. We take pride in that,” Frumin says. “We’re smaller than our competitors and we punch above our weight class.” “We are never going to be an events-first business,” Frumin says. “But we do hope that going forward this will be a great business opportunity.” Tonight, attendees will visit Broadway to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, followed by a Q&A hosted by The Week’s managing editor, Carolyn O’Hara. On Thursday, guests will see a special screening of My Blind Brother along with a Q&A by Frumin himself.   With only 400 spots, and a cost of $425 for an all-access pass, The Week Live isn’t built for market saturation. Instead, it’s the wave of a hand to advertisers and potential readers who don’t yet see the brand as a place to go for curated, tasteful cultural news.last_img read more

Best Oscars 2019 memes GagaCooper chemistry Waynes World reunion

first_img Today in the Gemma Chan majestic train chronicles… AND IT HAS POCKETS #Oscar2019— jen yamato (@jenyamato) February 25, 2019 At least Gemma Chan got pockets on her dress, makes it slightly less hideous.— Hayley MJ (@haymaymj) February 24, 2019 Get a room.— Anthony Atamanuik (@TonyAtamanuik) February 25, 2019 Chris Evans escorting Oscar-winner Regina King onto the stage so she doesn’t trip. Love.— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) February 25, 2019 Can they just retroactively give all of Bohemian Rhapsody’s awards tonight to the first Wayne’s World film?— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) February 25, 2019 “To all of you wondering whether the Oscars stage really does resemble Trump’s hair, you’re not alone. i can’t unsee this!” tweeted Elena Nicolaou. lady gaga and bradley cooper singing the shallows somehow got me pregnant— ziwe (@ziwe) February 25, 2019 Queen, crowned  Aquaman star Jason Momoa also turned heads as he appeared with wife Lisa Bonet and, for some reason, a hair scrunchie as a bracelet. Something major just happened. After “Shallow” perf, @ladygaga & Bradley Cooper exited stage for commercial break. During break, they came back to their seats from stage then audience gave them another standing o. I’ve never seen that happen for any performers. Cue embrace#Oscars— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 25, 2019 Did the Academy Awards stage look a little familiar? Maybe a bit presidential? The swooping gold elements outlining the stage reminded some social media users of President Donald Trump’s hairstyle. I’m sorry, but Emma Stone’s dress looks like an order of waffles with butter and syrup. #oscars @IHOP— Brian Centrone (@BrianCentrone) February 25, 2019 Turns out the pair got more than one standing ovation.  Wowwwwww, wait a second, are they in love? They’re so totally in love, OMG— Rebecca Makkai (@rebeccamakkai) February 25, 2019 Adam Lambert and Queen kick off the #Oscars, ensuring the Glenn Close is sufficiently rocked— Asha Kodithuwakku (@AshaKodi) February 25, 2019 “Keenan just Trump’d his Umbrella,” joked Harry Knowles. The president also nudged back into Oscar memes when Keegan-Michael Key flew down from the ceiling like Mary Poppins, then tossed his prop umbrella aside because it couldn’t be closed. The scene reminded some of the president leaving an open umbrella outside Air Force One last fall. Women often complain about how their dresses don’t offer pockets, but Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan even had pockets in her amazing fuchsia gown, and fashion fans had opinions. Some loved it, but one Twitter user noted, “At least Gemma Chan got pockets on her dress, makes it slightly less hideous.” Trump, and his hair  Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! Party time! Excellent! The Academy featured a flashback to 1992 when Mike Myers and Dana Carvey took the stage and delivered some classic catchphrases from that comedy hit. The tie-in, of course, was the Wayne’s World scene where they headbang to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody while riding around in a car.  Billy Porter dressed for the 3019 Oscars. Idk what 2019 folk gonna do.😆🖤✨— 🆃🆁🆄🅳🆈 (@thetrudz) February 24, 2019 Porter wore a Christian Siriano black velvet outfit styled like a tuxedo on the top half and a wide-skirted gown on the bottom half. “Billy Porter dressed for the 3019 Oscars,” cracked one Twitter user.  I can’t be the only one that thinks the Oscars stage looks like @realDonaldTrump hair? @TheAcademy #Oscars2019— Evan Golden (@Golden_TV) February 25, 2019 Billy Porter’s look for the #Oscars2019 just gets more iconic the more you look at it. Stab me in the eyes because honestly I never need to see a single red carpet look again after this. Complete and total perfection.— Harry Clayton-Wright (@HClaytonWright) February 24, 2019 Looks like a nun from Gone With the Wind— JenniferAnn (@Jennife52397195) February 24, 2019 “I want to find someone that looks at me the way Lady Gaga looks at Bradley Cooper,” wrote one Twitter user. Tuxedos and gowns are common attire at the Academy Awards, but actor and singer Billy Porter managed to combine both.  The look definitely had a Gone with the Wind vibe, with hints of both Scarlett O’Hara and her love Rhett Butler. Courteous Captain  Mirror mirror on J Lo, who’s the fairest of them all? #Oscars— Camach-a-fella (@Camachafella) February 25, 2019 Chris Evans can’t resist acting like ever-courteous Captain America, even at the Academy Awards. Regina King won the Oscar for best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk on Sunday night, and also won the arm of Cap helping her safely onto the stage. Some fans swooned. Life seemed to imitate film at Sunday’s Academy Awards when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who played a romantic duo in A Star is Born, steamed up the stage while singing Shallow, the song from that film that won the best-song Oscar.  Keegan descending with that umbrella…#Oscars— Annelisa J. Purdie 🐏 📜 🌾 (@RosyShepherdess) February 25, 2019 Chris Evans escorting the queen, Regina King, up the stairs was exactly what we needed to start the #Oscars !— Lorraine Cink 🌈 (@lorrainecink) February 25, 2019 I want to find somone that looks at me the way Lady Gaga looks at Bradley Cooper— Doña Mónica🇲🇽🌹 (@MoniCurlsCastro) February 25, 2019 I can’t be the only one saying this, but the red Oscars in the background look like Melania’s Christmas trees and the stage looks like Trump’s hair. #Oscar— Tom Piechura (@tompiechura) February 25, 2019 Fashion police, on duty  Return of Wayne and Garth   “Wayne’s World” is ten times the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” is.— Brian Schmid (@SchmanthonyP) February 25, 2019 It’s 27 years overdue but Wayne’s World should’ve been nominated for an oscar— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 25, 2019 Post a comment to all of you wondering whether the oscar’s stage really does resemble trump’s hair, you’re not alone. i can’t unsee this!— Elena Nicolaou (@elenawonders) February 25, 2019 Share your voice Billy Porter: Rhett, where will I go? What shall I do?Also Billy Porter *switching sides*: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.— Lukas (@Ginger4TheDucks) February 24, 2019 A coordinated pink velvet scrunchie.— KirstennotKristen (@LettersK) February 25, 2019 Seeing Wayne and Garth back together delighted nostalgic fans — many of whom aren’t fans of the Oscar-nominated Queen biopic. Wrote critic Alan Sepinwall, “Can they just retroactively give all of Bohemian Rhapsody’s awards tonight to the first Wayne’s World film?” While Emma Stone’s gown reminded some of waffles and butter, and some of a meatier meal. And Jennifer Lopez’s gown did it with mirrors. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre Sunday.  Getty Images 0 Keenan just Trump’d his Umbrella— Harry Knowles (@headgeek666) February 25, 2019 Me going to my prom, my wedding and my funeral at the same time. #Oscars #BillyPorter #Oscar2019— cosita (@GheraldTaylor) February 24, 2019 Regina King wins an Oscar AND gets helped to the stage by a velvet-jacketed Chris Evans?! WHAT A NIGHT! – J #oscars— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) February 25, 2019 After all the controversy about the show not having a host, turns out they maybe don’t need one. Instead the awards show started off with Queen and Adam Lambert, and fans rocked out. Adam Lambert and Queen just did one of the best openers for the #Oscars I’ve seen in a long time.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 25, 2019 Who wore it better? #Oscars #EmmaStone— Madison (@mgilmore8) February 25, 2019 me with my Duane Reade umbrella that won’t close when i get on the subway #Oscars— Meg Lewis (@_meglew) February 25, 2019 The best part is Momoa is totally wearing a scrunchie on his wrist. #oscars— Ani Bundel (@anibundel) February 25, 2019 wait they cut away just as they were about to make out #oscars— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) February 25, 2019 Tags TV and Movieslast_img read more