FC Goa players yet to arrive, match against ATK to be delayed

first_imgKolkata, Jan 3 (PTI) A Navy fighter jet crash at the Dabolim airport today forced an unprecedented one-hour delay in the Indian Super League football clash between ATK and FC Goa here today.The home match of ATK was scheduled at 8pm but due to the unavoidable circumstances the kick off is delayed by a “minimum one hour”.”The match between ATK and FC Goa will be delayed for a minimum of one hour,” Football Sports Development Limited, the competition organisers, said in a release.An MiG-29 K fighter jet of the Navy overshot the runway and caught fire forcing the runway to be closed for operations for a brief period.It was another blow for the Gaurs arrival plan. They were to depart Goa yesterday but a technical snag in their aircraft had forced them to stay put there and take todays flight for Kolkata. Their flight was to depart from Dabolim at 10am today.As per their new plan, the Goans are slated to land around 8pm here and that means they will have to directly head towards the match venue.”A chartered flight from New Delhi will land in Goa around 5.30pm and then will take off for Kolkata,” an ISL official said.The travel time from Goa is around two hours and 30 minutes and there is high possibility that the match will be further delayed.The match was originally slated for December 31 but the organisers had to postpone the match as police refused to make the security arrangements on the New Years eve.advertisementIt remains to be seen how the Sergio Lobera-coached side tackle the situation as the Spaniard along with the team think tank had already criticised the move.”I dont find it just that the calendar changes with such a short notice period. We had a plan in place sporting-wise and logistically as well, with regard to the flights and stay. Changes like this can hurt the final standings of the league table,” the coach had said.”I find it surprising that they take decisions like this unilaterally without prior consultation with the teams.”This trip to Kolkata is followed by a match in Guwahati to play NorthEast United FC on January 6. The Gaurs will then return to Goa to take on Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Margao on January 11, thereby completing a tiresome set of fixtures which will see FC Goa take to the field three times in nine days.FC Goa have slipped to fifth in the points table with 12 points from six matches after their loss to FC Pune City, their first home defeat of the season. PTI TAP PDS PDSlast_img read more

Who should Manchester United sign if Paul Pogba leaves?

first_imgManchester United need to start planning for life without Paul Pogba. When asked about his future this week, Pogba said it could be “a good time for a new challenge somewhere else”.When it comes to transfers, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made it clear he wants the club to move away from the model that has failed in recent years. The manager wants to bring in young, hungry players whose wage demands will not break the bank. So, who could fill the void if Pogba leaves?We have taken Pogba’s statistics from last season and compared them against six players who could fit into the United midfield. The players were all compared against Pogba’s numbers per 90 minutes for non-penalty goals (0.18), assists (0.27), passes into and inside the final third (27.19), key passes from open play (1.62), dribbles (1.79), dribble success (65.2%) and tackles (1.41).Pogba is a unique and mercurial talent whose style of play makes him a magnet for the spotlight, but Manchester United should not be too panicked about replacing the numbers he posts. If the club want a player who produces similar statistics to Pogba, Maddison would be a good option; if they want a more creative, team-orientated player, Ruiz may be their man; and, if they want a goalscoring midfielder, Van de Beek is one of the finest in Europe. Like Tielemans, Van de Beek has been linked with a move to United but he isn’t particularly similar to Pogba either. The Dutch international may be good signing but he wouldn’t really fill Pogba’s boots.The 22-year old enjoyed a fantastic season in front of goal, helping to fire Ajax to the Eredivisie title. He is a midfielder who likes to arrive late in the box and take up goalscoring positions. A Lampard-like player in that sense, Van de Beek comes out on top in terms of goals (0.33 per 90 minutes) and assists (0.37 per 90 minutes). Although he isn’t really the sort of player who will link play in advanced positions (he made just 13.61 final third passes per 90 minutes) or break the lines with his dribbling (0.77 per 90).In summary, there are players out there with bags of potential who could take Pogba’s place in the team. Getting value for money may prove tougher than replacing a player who has blown boiling hot and freezing cold during his second spell in Manchester.• Visit WhoScored for more statistics and ratings• Follow WhoScored and Martin Laurence on Twitter features Paul Pogba Manchester United Reuse this content Infographic: WhoScored Share via Email Pinterest Share on Messenger Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIncenter_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Facebook Transfer window James Maddison, Leicester CityOf the six players selected here, James Maddison is the closest match to Pogba based on his statistics from last season. It was the 22-year-old’s first campaign in top-flight football, but he stepped up with ease.Maddison’s figures for assists (0.22), dribbles (1.58) and passes in the final third (23.2) fell short of Pogba’s. However, the two players created a near identical number of chances from open player (1.61 per 90 minutes) and Maddison was on top when it came to goals (0.19), successful tackles (1.52) and dribble success rate (68.5%).Fabián Ruiz, NapoliHaving been forced to bide his time for a starting role at Napoli, Fabián Ruiz became increasingly influential for Carlo Ancelotti’s side as the season wore on. His form towards the end of the campaign has reportedly aroused the interest of Real Madrid, with Napoli apparently demanding at least double the €30m they paid to sign the Spaniard from Real Betis last summer.Given the transfer fees United are thought to be weighing up, that wouldn’t necessarily be a stumbling block for a player who outperformed Pogba last season by a significant margin in many areas. While Fabián registered notably fewer assists, his overall creativity was sensational, averaging a remarkable 2.8 key passes from open play, 31.93 passes in the final third and an impressive 2.44 tackles per 90 minutes.Giovani Lo Celso, Real BetisGiovani Lo Celso was effectively Fabian’s replacement at Real Betis last season and he was an extremely shrewd signing for the club, who are now in line to make a huge profit on the Argentinian. The 23-year-old’s versatility would make him an asset to any side; he previously operated as a deep-lying playmaker at PSG before adopting a far more advanced role in Spain.Lo Celso, who is currently representing his country at the Copa América, is coming off a prolific season. He averaged 0.26 goals per 90, but he isn’t as creative as Pogba, or indeed much of the competition here. He makes up for that with his dribbling (2.35 successful dribbles per 90 minutes) and tackling (1.98 per 90 minutes).Houssem Aouar, LyonIf a move for Maddison proves too costly for United, Houssem Aouar offers a startlingly similar skillset. The Frenchman usually operates from a deeper position than Maddison, but he matched his tallies for both goals and assists last season (seven each). And, at just 20 years old, he is the youngest player analysed here. Aouar beat Pogba in term of goals and tackles per 90 minutes, but he fell short of his countryman in the other five metrics.Youri Tielemans, Monaco (on loan at Leicester)Another player reportedly on United’s radar this summer, Tielemans impressed during his loan spell at Leicester City and looks set for a permanent move away from Monaco this summer. The Belgium international, like Pogba, isn’t shy to shoot from distance but, aside from his goalscoring (0.23 goals per 90 minutes) and tackling (2.01 per 90 minutes), his figures don’t quite stack up to the competition.The 22-year-old has an eye for a pass, but he isn’t overly creative, averaging modest returns for assists (0.16), passes in the final third (19.95) and key passes from open play (1.04) per 90 minutes. Nor does he really drive his team on in possession when it comes to dribbling. If United want a like-for-like replacement for Pogba, Tielemans isn’t the right man.Donny van de Beek, Ajax Guardian Sport Network Share on Facebook Read more Share on Twitter The top transfer targets in action at the Copa América Topics Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

2008 Canberra Carnivale

first_imgThe ACT Touch Association would like to invite you and your team to participate in the Canberra Carnivale being held on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of November 2008 at the Deakin Touch fields in Canberra.This event will be quite different to the usual Touch Football Knock-out. The emphasis will be on the social teams and having several activities over the weekend that will make this tournament different to other knockouts.They will have a dash for cash, 2 on 1 defence comps for cash, a referees’ dash for cash, jumping castle for the kids, kids novelty events and a big function on the Saturday night. Of course there’ll be prize money as well for the winners in each division!While there’ll be the usual elite competition open to all teams, the emphasis will be on the social teams and creating a carnival atmosphere, with everybody having fun.If you’d like to find out more about our Canberra Carnivale and any teams in your competitions would like to nominate, please visit our website at http://www.acttouch.com.au  and click on Canberra Carnivale 2008.Please come and join us for what is shaping to be a great Carnival. We look forward to having you and your team involved in the Canberra Carnivale. You won’t regret it!Related Filescanberra_carnivale_poster_2008-pdflast_img read more

Brødrene Aa Wins Order for Catamaran Trio

first_imgImage Courtesy: Brødrene AaNorwegian ferry builder Brødrene Aa, Hyen, has received an order for three high-speed carbon fiber catamaran ferries intended for the Chinese market. As informed, the company signed a contract with Zhongshan Hong Kong Passenger Shipping Co-op Co., Ltd.The construction of the vessels is expected to begin at the shipyard in Hyen in November 2017. To be completed and delivered by June 2019, the ferries will operate between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, according to Brødrene Aa.With a capacity of 300 passengers, two of the vessels will feature a length of 42 meters and have a maximum operating speed of 40 knots. The third vessel will measure 42 meters in length as well, however, it will have a capacity of 230 passengers and a maximum operating speed of 37 knots.“This contract represents an important milestone in our efforts to penetrate the Chinese market,” Tor Øyvin Aa, CEO of Brødrene Aa, said.In 2015, Chinese Chu Kong Shipping made an equity investment in Brødrene Aa. The objective was to establish a joint composite manufacturing facility in China as well as to provide market opportunities for completed vessels from Brødrene Aa’s yard in Norway.”With vessels operating long hours at speeds of 40 knots you really capitalize on the benefits of carbon fiber constructions. Lighter vessels render lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. This contract will allow us to demonstrate the benefits our vessels bring to the markets in China and other Asian markets as well,” Brødrene Aa’s CEO added.last_img read more

Swedish lottery of life campaign wins UN award for public service advertising

5 May 2011An interactive campaign from Sweden that asks the public to place themselves in the shoes of someone less fortunate and imagine what their daily lives would then be like is this year’s winner of a United Nations award designed to honour advertising that promotes the ideals and goals of the world body. The UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI) Gold Award, presented today in New York, has been given to Lowe Brindfors advertising agency of Stockholm for its “Lottery of Life” campaign for Save the Children Sweden.The campaign has been so successful in Sweden, generating more than 250,000 hits on its website and extensive discussion in the media, that it is being expanded to other countries and languages.A team of Lowe Brindfors staff created an integrated campaign, including a website featuring a lottery wheel where Swedes – who represent less than 1 per cent of the world’s population – could take a virtual spin and learn what their life would be like and what problems they would face if they had been born in another country.Stefan Pagréus, a copywriter at Lowe Brindfors, told the UN News Centre today that he and his colleagues wanted to create a different kind of campaign to those traditionally associated with aid agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).“Many of the campaigns are quite the same: it’s all horrible pictures of starvation and death,” he said. “We thought that this way we are making people care about this issue in a very different way.”Save The Children Sweden, a regular client of Lowe Brindfors, wanted a fresh campaign that could attract a younger target group than usual.“When we discussed the basic idea it felt strong since we immediately realized that the thought of ‘who would I be if I was somebody else’ is a universal thought,” said Pelle Lundquist, an art director at the advertising agency.“When we continued to work on it we felt that there’s a good dynamic between the abstract thought and the hard statistics of where you actually would be born, if born again today.“Being born in Sweden, a rich country, is a privilege to only 0.08 per cent, a striking figure since being born to a life in poverty, wars etc. is somewhere over 70 per cent.”The UNDPI Silver Award went to DDB Budapest of Hungary for a digital and interactive campaign for Amnesty International Magyarorszag that called for continued pressure on world leaders to deliver on the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The Bronze Award was given to DDB Shanghai of China for an outdoor campaign for that country’s environmental protection foundation to promote a reduction in vehicular traffic.Seven other finalists received also honourable mentions for their work. The awards, handed out as part of the New York Festivals 2011 International Advertising Awards, were first established in 1990. read more

Eight arrested in Borella with heroin

Following a day long raid along Magazine road in Borella on Friday the police arrested the suspects and seized the heroin.All those arrested are residents of the area. The police are conducting further investigations. The police said that eight people were arrested in Borella with heroin in their possession.Among those arrested were three women, the police media unit said today. Over the last few weeks the police have managed to arrest people from several areas with heroin in their possession.Sri Lanka was recently noted as a hub in South Asia in heroin smuggling. read more

Nick Dixon at the Sound of Music Festival

Thursday is the opening night at Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival.Our Nick Dixon was handling the emceeing on the main stage Thursday night. And he joins us now live from Spencer Smith Park with more on night one of the festival.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Experts wrap up Geneva session on inhumane weapons treaty

The eleventh session of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW) featured a discussion of working groups on explosive remnants of war (ERW), and mines other than anti-personnel mines (MOTAPM).The Convention, also known as the Inhumane Weapons Convention, was concluded on 10 October 1980, and entered into force on 2 December 1983. It consists of a framework instrument and five individual protocols that regulate specific types of weapons, such as mines, grenades and booby-traps, which are all considered to be indiscriminate, to cause unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering or to have other humanitarian consequences.Currently 99 States are party to the Convention, with a further seven having signed but not yet ratified. The States Parties agreed to expand the scope of the Convention to also cover internal armed conflicts, as well as armed conflicts of an international nature. This amendment entered into force on 18 May 2004 and has now been ratified by 43 States.The Working Group on the issue of ERW considered, on an open-ended basis with an emphasis on meetings of military and technical experts, possible preventive measures aimed at improving the design of certain specific types of munitions with a view to minimizing the humanitarian risk of their becoming explosive remnants of war.On the issue of MOTAPM, the Working Group considered topics such as detectability of the munitions and measures to prevent their unauthorized use. It also discussed fuse design and sensors, protection of civilians, mine-risk education and transparency and other confidence-building measures, with the aim of elaborating appropriate recommendations on MOTAPM for submission to the next meeting of the States Parties, set for this coming November.The Group also held one meeting on the issue of possible options for promoting compliance with the Convention and its annexed Protocols, including the establishment of an effective and efficient compliance mechanism. read more

5 things to watch for Ohio State v Illinois

1. Braxton MillerOhio State’s junior quarterback has been on fire in the last three games, throwing for 707 yards and nine touchdowns while completing a sizzling 79.7 percent of his passes. The only other time he has played in Champaign, Ill., though, Miller only completed one pass for 17 yards in the 17-7 victory. Now that he fully has a grasp on coach Urban Meyer’s offense and is fully healthy, Miller is thriving. Look for him to fill up the stat sheet again Saturday, as the Illini pass defense ranks 89th in the nation, giving up 243.1 yards per game through the air. Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) attempts to avoid a defender during a game against Purdue Nov. 2 at Ross-Ade stadium. OSU won, 56-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Lantern sports editors share their insight on what fans should know about this weekend’s road matchup against Illinois. 5. Does Jordan Hall see the field?Figuring out how much redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall will play has been a mystery for OSU fans all season. After receiving a majority of the first team snaps while Hyde was suspended for three games because of his involvement in an incident at a Columbus bar in July, Hall has been limited since Hyde’s return, if he even plays. Hall has carried the ball a total of 15 times in the four games he has played since Hyde’s return. Hall has been dealing with a knee injury since the Northwestern game Oct. 5, missing two games including the Buckeyes’ last matchup, against Purdue Nov. 2. Hall practiced with the team and should be ready to go for the Buckeyes Saturday, although it remains to be seen how much he will play. 3. Can Nathan Scheelhaase keep the Illini in the game?Although Illinois comes into Saturday with a winless conference record, redshirt-senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is leading a passing attack ranked No. 24 in the country with 288.9 average yards per game through the air. The secondary has been suspect at points this season for the Buckeyes, who rank 48th in pass defense. Twice this season, OSU has allowed more than 300 passing yards in a single game, and Scheelhaase will be looking to take advantage of redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby and company. Scheelhaase is leading the Big Ten in yards per game and is in the top three in both touchdowns and completion percentage so far this year. Last weekend against Indiana, Scheelhaase threw for a career-high 450 yards and will be hoping for a similar performance against OSU. 4. How many style points will Meyer try to earn?OSU sits at No. 3 in the BCS rankings, a considerable .0693 points behind No. 2 Florida State. The Buckeyes moved up a spot without even playing a game last weekend, as then-No. 3 Oregon fell to Stanford. If they want to continue to gain on the Seminoles or No. 1 Alabama, outscoring their opponents by large margins might be the only way to do so. If the game is decided early, don’t be surprised if Meyer keeps the foot on the pedal in order to impress the voters. 2. How many yards does Carlos Hyde gain on the ground?After averaging 116.8 yards per game in his first six contests this season, senior running back Carlos Hyde will look to continue his push to become Meyer’s first 1,000-yard running back. The Fighting Illini have struggled stopping the run in 2013, ranking 117th in the nation in terms of rushing defense, giving up an average 239.6 yards per game. As a junior, Hyde ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns against Illinois. If the Buckeyes could jump out to a big lead early, as they did against Purdue, Hyde might be pulled for backup running backs, which could prevent him the opportunity to break 100 yards for the fifth straight game. read more

Bored With Balance In Baseball 2016 Could Be Your Year

The arrival of spring training brings with it a number of treats. If you’re a fan, it’s the hope that this might be the year your team wins the World Series. If you’re Yoenis Cespedes, it’s a cavalcade of rides that would make Birdman jealous. And for number crunchers, it’s a fresh batch of projections, ripe for statistical exploration.Those projections — generated by algorithms such as Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA1Which, I’m obliged to say, was originally developed by FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver. — endeavor to predict the performance of each major league player and team in the coming season. That’s a tough job, and often a thankless one; if a projection system makes headlines at all, it’s usually for drawing the ire of a scorned team or fan base. (Never underestimate how quickly World Series joy can turn into anger when the computer calls for a sub-.500 record!) But projections are also invaluable because they provide a statistical snapshot, frozen in time, from which we can learn to become more accurate in the future, and suss out potential trends in the game.And this year, PECOTA’s projections spat out something that may prove even more noteworthy than, say, the last-place finish they predict for the defending champion Kansas City Royals. The numbers suggest that MLB’s brief era of balance may soon be over. For the last decade or so, the spread of wins in PECOTA’s projection2As measured by the standard deviation. has been trending downward. That meant the algorithm was forecasting win totals with less variability and more parity. With most teams clustered around 81 wins — a .500 record — it was becoming more difficult to make precise predictions about each team’s finish. Partly for this reason, team-level projections had their most inaccurate season since (at least) 1996.31996 is the earliest year for which we have archival projection numbers. Factors like health and midseason trades, neither of which PECOTA can reliably predict, dominated any differences in talent among teams when it came to determining the outcome of the season.This year, however, PECOTA is projecting a much larger spread in talent. The standard deviation of its forecast win totals is the highest it’s been since 2013, when (perhaps not coincidentally) its predictions were much more accurate. Since a wider spread in team records implies greater confidence about which teams will be good or bad, it’s fair to wonder what’s driving this newfound certitude after such a bad year for the stats.Part of PECOTA’s confidence is based on improvements to the algorithm. For the first time, it’s incorporating the effect of pitch framing, or the ability of individual catchers to quietly improve the odds of a called strike through their receiving skills. A pitching staff’s projected earned run average can go up or down depending on the sleight of a catcher’s glove. So teams with good framers, such as Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will see their projected ERA drop, while those with poor receivers, like the Philadelphia Phillies’ Carlos Ruiz, will allow higher ERAs.But the wider distribution of predicted wins hasn’t been driven completely by tweaks in the algorithms. Las Vegas’s over/under lines tell a story similar to PECOTA’s, forecasting their widest spread in win totals since 2013. Savvy bettors have known about pitch framing for years, so clearly some other factor is driving the change. And the reason may be as simple as a few great teams coming out of rebuilding mode — and several bad ones entering it — at the same time.Fully five teams project to win 90 or more games this season, compared with only three last year and two the year before. Some are to be expected, like the always-dominant-in-the-preseason Dodgers, and others have risen on the basis of defense (Tampa Bay) or pitching (Cleveland). But some, like the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets, simply represent the recent maturation of prospect-heavy farm systems.For instance, PECOTA thinks the defending NL champion Mets will win 90 games, largely on the strength of a young, flamethrowing rotation projected to add about 13 wins above replacement.4With assistance from the good framing of catcher Travis d’Arnaud, of course. And the Cubs figure to win oodles of games no matter which source you use for your projections: PECOTA has them down for 94 wins, while FanGraphs’ projections are even more rosy, calling for 97 victories. Only two other teams in the last four years were projected by PECOTA to win 95 or more games: the 2014 and 2015 Dodgers.5In reality, those L.A. teams won 94 and 92 games, respectively. (By comparison, there were six such teams in the four years before 2014.) Chicago has overwhelmed the projection systems’ conservative streak by following their breakout 97-win season with the best offseason of any MLB team, plus enough reserves of youth, depth and prospect firepower to procure extra wins at the trade deadline if necessary.The common thread is the transition from “building” to “built.” Graduating many of their most promising players to the majors in the last year or so, the Cubs and Mets are now seeing them play some of the best ball in decades. The concentration of so much young talent on so few teams, during an era where young players are more valuable than they’ve been in many years, has clearly played a role in the widening of win projections this season.And at the other end of the spectrum, two teams are predicted to win fewer than 69 games: the Phillies and the Atlanta Braves. After failing to reach .500 these past few seasons, both teams have recently hired new general managers with long-term mandates. The new GMs (Matt Klentak in Philadelphia and John Coppolella in Atlanta) have embraced rebuilding as the new way of things, trading skilled veterans such as Andrelton Simmons to restock their minor league systems with prospects. In particular, the Phillies appear to be in for a rough year, with the worst win total projection of any MLB team since the Houston Astros in 2013. Like the Cubs and Mets at the top of the scale, these rebuilding teams are widening the spread of records at the bottom.Any time teams deliberately move away from .500, in either direction, we should see a more variable league. Projections like PECOTA may be getting more accurate thanks to additions like catcher framing, but a lot of the spread in predicted wins comes down to the old-fashioned distribution of talent across the major leagues. And in a welcome change from recent seasons, this year should give us a handful of great teams battling for playoff spots, instead of a mass of mediocrity. read more

Ofsted grades are misleading parents and are wrong in up to half

Ofsted grades are misleading parents and are wrong in up to half of cases, a former Government adviser has said.The lack of consistency is so severe that grades should be scrapped altogether, according to new report by Tom Richmond who is now director of EDSK, a think-tank specialising in education and skills.  He cited research which demonstrates that thousands of schools could have been given the wrong rating over the years.Two international studies from 2012 and 2013 showed that different inspectors can reach different judgments about the same school in as many as 50 per cent of cases.Ofsted currently uses a four-point grading scale: outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate. Rather than trying to judge the overall performance of the school, Ofsted should concentrate of inspecting pupil behaviour, the quality of a school’s curriculum, careers advice and extra-curricular activities, the report said.Mr Richmond, who was an adviser to former Education Secretaries Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan, said: “We know that many parents use Ofsted grades when choosing a school for their child.”But these same parents have never been told these grades could be very misleading in terms of how well a school is performing.”Instead, we should focus on giving parents simple, accessible information to help them decide if a school is right for their child rather than Ofsted trying to come up with all the answers themselves.”Ofsted has published its proposals for a new inspection framework, which will come into force this September.Under the new framework, schools will be marked down if pupils misbehave and are discourteous to each other. In the new framework, the “personal development” category will examine what schools do to build young people’s resilience and confidence. This could include running a debating society, sports teams, drama clubs of cadet forces. Inspections in England will no longer focus on exam results and grades, and instead will concentrate on whether pupils are being taught a broad curriculum, the framework says. An Ofsted spokesperson said: “We are open to serious debate about how we inspect, as shown through our recent consultation on a new inspection approach. We will be publishing the outcome soon.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Beehive thief on the run

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Police in northern Greece are seeking a 65-year-old man believed to have stolen a large number of beehives from farms and forestland in the regions of Serres and Drama over the past six years.According to police, the stolen beehives are worth some 35,000 euros.Some of the hives were found and returned to their owners.Authorities are also seeking an 81-year-old man to whom the younger man is alleged to have sold much of his loot.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

iPhone 4 Apple en pleine tourmente face aux problèmes de réception

first_imgiPhone 4 : Apple en pleine tourmente face aux problèmes de réception Etats-Unis – Après avoir nié officiellement le problème de réception de l’iPhone 4, Apple devra donner des explications ce soir lors d’une réunion que la firme a elle-même provoqué. Des solutions de sortie de crise sont aussi attendues.Les problèmes de réception de l’iPhone 4 mènent la vie dure à Apple. La firme à la pomme doit s’expliquer ce soir concernant cette anomalie et, pour sortir la tête de l’eau, devra proposer des solutions convaincantes. À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Des rumeurs d’un rappel de tous les smartphones ont circulé, mais il est peu probable que le géant américain opte pour une solution qui lui coûterait 1,5 milliard de dollars. L’autre possibilité serait de fournir gratuitement des coques de protection aux clients, lesquelles permettraient de régler le problème. Apple ferait ainsi oublier la partie émergée de l’iceberg, mais pas le reste de la polémique : cette anomalie d’antenne avait en effet été soulevée par les développeurs de la firme dès le début de l’élaboration de l’appareil, puis par un opérateur. Depuis lundi et la non recommandation d’achat de l’iPhone 4 par l’influente association de défense des consommateurs Consumer Reports, l’action d’Apple en bourse est en chute libre.Le 16 juillet 2010 à 12:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Were Giving Away Destiny 2 Beta Codes Find Out How to Get

first_img July is somewhat dry on the video game front. Thankfully, Activision and Bungie are set to launch the Destiny 2 beta early next week. There will be an open beta for everyone starting on July 21, and those who pre-order the game on PS4 can get in on the action starting on July 18 (July 19 on Xbox One). If you’re still on the fence about the game, this beta will definitely help in deciding whether you want to buy it or not.If you want to get in on the early access but don’t want to pre-order Destiny 2 then you’re in luck! We’re giving 50 lucky readers a chance to hop into the private beta before it’s available to the general public. This post will be updated regularly with a new code so make sure to check back often.Here’s what you’ll need to do if you grab a code: Head over to the Destiny Code Registration Forum and sign in with your Bungie.net account to finish the code redemption process. From there, you can select your platform of choice. After that, you can redeem the beta code on your system and download the beta to your console. Players can choose PC as their platform. However, this beta will not go live until sometime in August. The early access will be live at 10 am PST on July 18 for PS4 and July 19 for Xbox One. The private beta will run until July 20, with the open beta starting immediately afterward.The original Destiny had a summer beta, and it’s great to see the sequel get the same treatment. We’re going to be checking out the early access along with you guys, so you definitely want to come back to hear what we think of it. Again, please make sure to keep this page open and keep refreshing it for your chance to snatch up an early access beta code. The code will change throughout the day and be announced on our Facebook and Twitter. Good luck!TODAY’S BETA CODES: G3N-9LY-PF7T4J-TCC-ARM6YX-LDP-7JPAMY-HHA-T4APFP-DH9-4NJDestiny 2 will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 8. It will launch on PC on October 24. You can pre-order it now from Amazon. Stay on target 1. Destiny teased in Halo 3: ODST1/50Destiny was originally teased in 2009 in Halo 3: ODST via a poster plastered on a wall. The Easter egg was later removed in the remastered version of the game. <><> Destiny 2: Warmind is More of the SameThe Current State of Destiny 2 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Gun responsibility group calls for new measures

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington’s new background check requirement for all firearms sales goes into effect Thursday and the group behind the new law announced its goals for the next legislative session.The Center for Gun Responsibility, the backers of the voter-approved initiative 594, say mental health services and child safety are among their priorities in 2015. The group says ensuring access to mental health services is a critical component to reducing gun violence. The group’s president, Sandy Brown, says firearm protection orders are another top priority for the upcoming session. The group wants legislation that would provide tools to families and law enforcement to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people who are a danger to themselves or others. The group also says Washington needs a law that holds adults responsible for keeping guns out of the hands of children.last_img read more

Mine manager pleas to felony charge in Water Act violations

first_imgOld dredge at Platinum in 2002. (Photo by Dean Swope, KYUK – Bethel)James Slade, the former XS Platinum manager convicted of violating federal Clean Water Act regulations, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony count, according to First Assistant U.S. District Attorney Kevin Feldis.The former manager was originally charged with two misdemeanor crimes regarding the violations. Slade, along with two other Australian executives are accused of increasing efforts to recover platinum from an old mine on the edge of the Kuskokwim Bay, from 2010-2011—despite its potential hazards.The extraction allowed dirty water in a pond to enter the Salmon River, according to prosecutors in early October.The water turbidity, or its cloudiness, increased more than 200 times the amount allowed under federal law. This turned the clear water to a dirty brown.The two Australian executives returned to their home country to evade charges. But Slade, who is Canadian, has had his passport taken and has to stay in the country for sentencing.Feldis says earlier this month the jury was deadlocked on whether to go ahead on a felony charge for Slade, but he ultimately agreed to plead guilty.His change of plea hearing is set for Dec. 11, and the sentencing trial is expected to take place in mid-January.last_img read more

XPRIZE announces Global Learning XPRIZE—15 million competition to disrupt education

first_img More information: learning.xprize.org/press-rele … 250-million-childrenlearning.xprize.org/ Explore further (Phys.org) —XPRIZE chairman Peter Diamandis has announced the launch of a new competition—this time to disrupt education so that children living everywhere, including impoverished countries, can use technology to teach themselves basic reading, writing and mathematics skills. Those interested in competing will have a six month registration period, followed by an 18 month development phase. Five of the top entries will receive $1 million to further develop and test their idea (in cooperation with children in 100 African villages), with the eventual winner receiving $10 million. Citation: XPRIZE announces Global Learning XPRIZE—$15 million competition to disrupt education (2014, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-xprize-global-xprize15-million-competition.html Tricorder XPRIZE: 10 teams advance in global competition to develop consumer-focused diagnostic devicecenter_img Officially called Global Learning XPRIZE—Empowering Young Minds Everywhere, the new competition follows others run by the organization which have not only made news, but have contributed to the advancement of science and technology (private spacecraft development, renewable energy, Star Trek tricorder, etc.) and sometimes the betterment of our planet (cleaning up the oceans). Funding comes from donations and its Board of Trustees is made up of movers and shakers from all walks of life.The new competition is meant to attract the attention of educators, technologists or anyone with a good idea, to hopefully come up with a new way to help kids that can’t get a basic education the traditional way, i.e. by sitting in classrooms. Competitors are challenged to come up with a way to employ self-teaching techniques on smartphones and tablet computers—the team at XPRIZE, Diamandis told reporters, believes that trying to get kids living in remote villages or other impoverished places to attend classes is not realistic—the problem is too big. That’s why a new approach is needed, one where the kids (and their family) are able to take charge of their own basic education. All they’ll need is a tablet computer and access to the Internet (the educational system will be open access). The software should be able to take it from there, offering children a system that is easy to use without the need for any prior training. Children should be able to teach themselves how the alphabet works, and then how to read, and they should be able to do the same with basic math principles. That’s the whole idea. Beyond that, presumably contestants are free to add other features, such as a way to share learning with friends or family, if they deem it helpful.Diamandis also said that he and those at XPRIZE would like to see the technology work on every phone and tablet in the world, revolutionizing the way people are educated in the future and making it more democratic in the process. © 2014 Tech Xplore This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

You can now install Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi 3

first_imgThe WoA Installer for Raspberry Pi 3 enables installing Windows 10 on the credit card size computer. The WoA Installer for Raspberry Pi 3 is made by the same members who brought Windows 10 ARM to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Where to start? To get started, you need Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or B+, a microSD card of at least class 1, and a Windows 10 ARM64 Image which you can get from GitHub. You also need a recent version of Windows 10 and .NET Framework 4.6.1. The WoA Installer is just a tool which helps you to deploy Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 3. WoA Installer needs the Core Package in order to run. You can find them listed on the GitHub page. Specification comparison Regarding specifications, the minimum requirements for Windows 10 is: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit. Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS The Raspberry Pi 3B+ has specifications just good enough to run Windows 10: SoC: Broadcom BCM2837B0 quad-core A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit @ 1.4GHz RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM While this sounds good, a Hacker news user points out: “Caution: To do this you need to run a rat’s nest of a batch file that runs a bunch of different code obtained from the web.If you’re going to try this, try on devices you don’t care about. Or spend innumerable hours auditing code. Pass — for now.” You can check out the GitHub page for more instructions. Read next Raspberry Pi opens its first offline store in England Introducing Strato Pi: An industrial Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi launches it last board for the foreseeable future: the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ available now at $25last_img read more

Tico accountant sentenced to 45 years in prison in US insurance scam

first_imgNo related posts. A U.S. court in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday sentenced Costa Rican accountant Jorge Luis Castillo to 4.5 years in a federal prison for cooking the books of a company owned by businessman Minor Vargas as part of a $485 million life insurance scam, Business Week magazine reported.Castillo received a reduced sentence after testifying against Vargas in the trial. Castillo admitted to fraudulent accounting practices on behalf of Provident Capital Indemnity Ltd., and apologized for his role in the global scheme that claimed thousands of victims, including many who lost their life savings.“I regret from the bottom of my heart the consequences of this unscrupulous scheme of which I was a part,” Castillo told U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney.Castillo is the ninth and final defendant sentenced in Virginia in a pair of related cases involving the life settlement industry. Most pleaded guilty, but Vargas and two principals of Houston-based A&O went to trial and were convicted.In October, Vargas was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the crimes of fraud and money laundering. He was president and owner of Brujas Football Club and Club Deportivo Barrio Mexico, both in Costa Rica. He also was president of powerhouse soccer club Saprissa, and the owner of publishing company Icon Group and a synthetic turf business. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

London England – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgLondon, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineLondon’s most iconic department store is about to get a little touch of Italian style. Stefano Ricci recently announced it will now be occupying 968 square feet of prime real estate in Harrods. In what will be the brand’s 23rd store worldwide, London’s Harrods location offers convenience, prestige, and a history of excellence in menswear.“It is an important opening,” says Niccolò Ricci, C.E.O. “The inauguration complies with the planned timetable that will see next month, further expansion in the UAE with a new store in Abu Dhabi.”“London has always been a point of reference for true masculine elegance,” says Filippo Ricci, Creative Director. “We believe this alliance to be particularly significant as Harrods is a global beacon for cultured and refined customers. Furthermore, opening a new location in the Stefano Ricci world on the occasion of the 2012 Olympics is a meaningful message towards the search for absolute excellence. Another element that inserts itself in the celebration of our company’s 40th anniversary.”After London and Abu Dhabi, Stefano Ricci has already announced new openings in St. Moritz, Zurich, Vienna, Shen Yang, Jakarta and Dubai by the end of this year. www.stefanoricci.comlast_img read more