Noida Authority to plant over 187 lakh saplings on Independence Day

first_imgNoida (UP): The Noida Authority will plant 5,04,953 new saplings in 2019-2020 in the city, with a target of 1,87,808 on August 15 alone with the help of community participation, officials said Wednesday. The authority has in 2018-19 planted 4,64,000 saplings, up from 1,49,504 in the previous year, the officials said. The Gautam Buddh Nagar adminsitration will be planting nearly 7,49,000 plants this fiscal year in the district as part of the Uttar Pradesh government’s efforts to improve green cover in the state. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items This time around, the plantation drive will be carried out at underground and multilevel parkings also, Noida Authority’s General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said. “Seventeen areas have been identified in the city where the drive will be carried out on August 15 for 1,87,800 plantations, up from 1,04,918 on August 15 last year,” he said. Of this, 90,500 will be in Biodiversity Park in Sector 91, 12,000 in Sector 43, 10,309 at the Underground Parking in Sector 3, while 10,300 along the DSC Road, he said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Among other areas, the drive will be carried out at the mutlilevel-parking in Sector 18, Rajnigandha Underpass in Sector 16, Ajnara Roundabout and Sectors 5, 17, 18, 23, 34, 52, 72, 150 and 155, Tyagi said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is expecting large scale participation of the public for the afforestation drive this year also with a target planting of 22.55 crore saplings in 2019-20 and 11.27 crore on August 15 alone across the state, according to an official communication earlier this year.last_img read more

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Stars Flock To Lupus LAs 14th Annual Orange Ball

first_imgLast week, the stars flocked to Beverly Hills for Lupus LA’s 14th Annual Orange Ball, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.Kristen Johnston at Lupus LA Orange BallCredit/Copyright: Lupus LA, Tiffany RoseThe red-carpet was absolutely buzzing as Hollywood’s hottest stars including Toni Braxton, Kristen Johnston, Gilles Marini, ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi, Stacey Dash, Phill Lewis and Billy Gardell arrived to show their support.Toni Braxton at Lupus LA Orange BallCredit/Copyright: Lupus LA, Tiffany RoseWith May being Lupus Awareness Month, both Toni and Gilles took to Twitter prior to the event to spread the word about the debilitating and mysterious disease.Gilles Marini at Lupus LA Orange BallCredit/Copyright: Lupus LA, Tiffany RoseFollowing a moving speech from celebrity host and lupus patient Kristen Johnston, stars dove at the chance to raise money for the charity via a heated live auction. Hugh Jackman spurred guests to bid higher as they fought for his one-of-a-kind jacket worn in the upcoming blockbuster, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The grand finale of the star-studded evening was an awe-inspiring performance by The Voice’s Judith Hill.last_img read more

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Business Highlights

first_img___The stock market starts off 2019 with more turbulenceNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finish the first trading day of 2019 with small gains as a roller-coaster ride continues for the market. Indexes fell sharply in early trading following more disappointing economic news from China, then recovered in the afternoon. The market is coming off its worst annual drop in a decade as investors worry about slowing global economic growth and a trade fight between the U.S. and China. Energy companies rose as oil prices climbed, but health care companies fell.___Why slowing economies could prod US and China to reach dealWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The import taxes the two sides have imposed on hundreds of billions of each other’s goods — and the threat of more to come — have heightened anxiety on each side of the Pacific. The longer their trade war lasts, the longer companies and consumers will feel the pain of higher-priced imports and exports.___Apple sees further weakness in iPhone salesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple warns that disappointing iPhone sales will cause a significant drop in its revenue over the crucial holiday season compared to earlier projections. CEO Tim Cook made the announcement after the market closed Wednesday. Investors have been dumping Apple shares amid signs that the latest iPhone models weren’t living up to expectations. Apple now expects revenue of $84 billion for its past quarter, down from its projected range of $89 billion to $93 billion.___Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimatesDETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company delivered over 245,000 electric cars and SUVs last year, nearly as many as all previous years combined. But fourth-quarter deliveries of 90,700 were below analyst estimates.___Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ success gets Hollywood cluckingSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix has provided the movie industry with an unprecedented peek at how a newly released film is faring on its service as competition for creative talent intensifies and its once-soaring stock sinks. The company lifted the tightly sealed lid on its viewership numbers in a recent tweet that disclosed 45 million subscriber accounts had watched the thriller “Bird Box” during its first seven days on the service. That is Netflix’s biggest first-week success in movies.___Expect 2019 to be quiet in Congress — for small businessNEW YORK (AP) — Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations. A newly Democratic House, a Senate that remains in Republican hands and ongoing investigations of the Trump White House and campaign are expected to be obstacles to much small business-related work getting done. Some advocates say business owners will see more activity on their behalf in their state governments.___Plunge in oil prices threatens Iraq’s postwar recoveryBAGHDAD (AP) — The latest plunge in oil prices has dealt a heavy blow to Iraq’s stagnating economy, threatening the new government’s ability to rebuild after the devastating war with the Islamic State group and provide basic services to areas roiled by recent protests. Brent crude oil briefly rose above $85 a barrel in October but has since plummeted to less than $55 a barrel — a nightmare for a country like Iraq that derives 95 per cent of its revenue from oil exports.___Netflix criticized for yanking comedian’s episode in SaudiNEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is facing criticism for pulling an episode from viewing in Saudi Arabia of American comedian Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” that criticized the kingdom’s crown prince. Minhaj used his second episode to lambast the prince over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led war in Yemen. But Netflix says the episode was removed from the kingdom as a result of a legal request from authorities and not due to its content.___Department store executive Blake Nordstrom dies at 58NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Nordstrom, who led the upscale department store chain Nordstrom as co-president with his brothers Erik and Peter, has died. He was 58. The Seattle-based company did not disclose the cause of death, saying Nordstrom passed away early Wednesday unexpectedly. Last month, Nordstrom said that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma, but that his cancer was treatable.___The S&P 500 index finished with a gain of 3.18 points, or 0.1 per cent, at 2,510.03, while the Dow industrials rose 18.78 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 23,346.24. The Nasdaq composite climbed 30.66 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,665.94. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 7.35 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 1,355.91.Benchmark U.S. crude jumped 2.5 per cent to $46.54 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 2.1 per cent to $54.91 per barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline rose 1.8 per cent to $1.33 a gallon. Heating oil gained 1.3 per cent to $1.70 a gallon. Natural gas rose 0.6 per cent to $2.96 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Students impress in qualifiers for race against Ohio States Dontre Wilson Devin

Runners relax post-race while Fernando Lovo, football operations coordinator, speaks of the next step in the process, the semifinals to be held April 5. Fastest Student Race took place March 26 at the Woody Hayes Center as part of the preliminary rounds to race against OSU football players at the Spring Game. Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterThey’ve long been called some of the best fans in the land, but Ohio State students might also have earned the title of some of the fastest in the land.With many current and formers Buckeyes looking on, 41 Ohio State students showed up to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Wednesday, looking to compete for a chance to race against sophomore running back Dontre Wilson and senior wide receiver Devin Smith at halftime of OSU’s Spring Game April 12.Once the competitors toed the line and went back in their stances, the onlookers were more than impressed.“Believe it or not, some of the times that we have here are even faster than we had when we did this at (the University of) Florida. It’s pretty impressive,” Fernando Lovo, OSU’s football operations coordinator, said following the event. “These kids were unbelievable. It was really impressive.”While Lovo would not reveal the names of the competitors who advanced to the next round — which is set to take place at OSU’s Student Appreciation Day April 5  — he did reveal some of the 40-yard dash times that impressed him.“We had a 4.4 (seconds) — that was our fastest time,” Lovo said. “We also had a 4.51, 4.53, 4.52 and a 4.6, so there were some great times.”After hearing whispers in the locker room, Wilson made his way to the field size up his future competition. While he was also impressed with what he saw on the turf, the sophomore couldn’t find anyone who would beat him.“It’s possible,” Wilson said, who has been clocked at 4.33 seconds in a 40-yard dash since joining the Buckeyes. “But I’m not going to let that happen.”Despite being noticed as one of the faster runners in the competition, Colwyn Headley, a fourth-year in microbiology, agreed with Wilson in his prediction.“Dontre is probably like a world-class sprinter,” Headley said, with a big smile on his face. “I’m just a poser if anything.”John Findley, a second-year in sports management, however, thought he had a real shot at the speedy sophomore.“I’m going to give 110 percent,” Findley said. “Dontre is a really nice guy, but I really want to try to beat him.”Marcus Perry, a second-year in aerospace engineering, echoed Findley’s confidence, saying he too had a legitimate chance beating Wilson in Ohio Stadium.“I was a sprinter in high school, so I have a decent chance,” Perry said. “I just hope I get a decent start. I’m a little bit out of shape, but I’m hoping for the best.”While he was focused on the task at hand, Findley wanted to take the time to appreciate the opportunity coach Urban Meyer had afforded them.“Coach Meyer is an awesome coach,” Findley said. “Every day you don’t get to meet the fastest running back or wide receiver on the Buckeyes or even get to watch a practice on this field. It’s pretty awesome.”The students who are set to run in the next round of races April 5 at OSU’s Student Appreciation Day will be notified privately in the coming days, Lovo said. He did not say whether or not their names would be made public before the next set of races. read more

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Mens Basketball No 17 Ohio State bounces back with 7156 win against

“I thought defensively, they were very very tough. I know around the basket especially around the paint things were hard. That made it for a difficult night for us.”Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, who entered the game leading Ohio State with 19.9 points per game, struggled in the first half, shooting only 3-for-7 from the field and missing both 3-point attempts. But a layup by Bates-Diop ended a 2:36 scoring drought for the Buckeyes with just over two minutes remaining in the first half. He finished the game with his ninth double-double of the season, scoring 13 points and led all players with 13 rebounds. Bates-Diop also led the game with a career-high five assists.Though he got off to a slow start, Bates-Diop was able to impact in other ways, demonstrating effective passes while also adding four blocks to his line score.“People continue to be really physical with him and he struggled with that at times. I think people are being extremely physical with him and he’s just got to handle it better,” head coach Chris Holtmann said. “But he still had a major impact on the game with his ability to as you mentioned, five assists, four blocks, 13 rebounds. That’s what good players do is they find other ways to impact the game and he did that.”The Buckeyes started the game hot, making 17-of-27 shots from the field in the first half.Ohio State was hitting shots from all over the court. The Buckeyes went on another 10-0 run over 3:17 with 8:35 remaining in the first half, starting with a 3-pointer from sophomore forward Andre Wesson and capped off by a shot-clock-beating jumper by senior forward Jae’Sean Tate. Tate finished the game with a team-leading 16 points and six rebounds. The Buckeyes held a commanding 38-23 lead heading into halftime. At the half, the Buckeyes totaled 16 defensive rebounds and three offensive rebounds. Ohio State finished the game with a 39-26 rebound advantage. With a made layup 47 seconds into the second half that put the Buckeyes up 42-25, Tate reached 1,400 points in his collegiate career. Tate tipped in a miss from junior guard C.J. Jackson that gave the Buckeyes a 56-37 lead and Tate his 700th career rebound. Freshman center Kaleb Wesson led the Scarlet and Gray with 10 points at halftime. He finished the game 7-for-7 from the floor and totaled 14 points and five rebounds. “It’s all great, but I just want to win. None of those really mean anything if you’re not winning games,” Tate said. “I think that’s just been my mindset all along. I’m a winner. Milestones are cool but I really want to get a ring this year.”Indiana sophomore guard Devonte Green finished the game pacing all players with 20 points off 6-for-10 shooting, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Ohio State freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) looks to make a move into the lane in the first half against Indiana on Jan. 30 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State (19-5, 10-1) got back on track with a 71-56 win against Indiana (12-11, 5-6) to improve to 10-1 in conference play Tuesday night.The Buckeyes shot 56 percent from the field, compared to 36 percent from the Hoosiers. Though both teams struggled from beyond the arc with neither shooting above 33 percent from 3-point range, Ohio State dominated inside, outscoring the Hoosiers 40-26 in points in the paint.The Buckeyes went on a 10-0 run with 14:39 remaining in the first half, taking a 14-5 lead and never looking back. During that run, Indiana missed all of their five field goal tries and were scoreless for 3:22 until junior forward Juwan Morgan’s shot rolled around the rim and into the basket.For Indiana head coach Archie Miller, the physicality of the Buckeyes made it difficult for the Hoosiers to stay competitive in the game. read more

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Interesting new blog reports good news for gold

first_imgOne of the best writers on gold of recent years, and a former colleague, Lawrence Williams, has just launched a new blog on gold – lawrieongold.wordpress.com. Already it is picking up a lot of interest. The other day he commented on good news for gold. “According to the latest official figures out of India, gold and silver imports during November were enormous – right back to the kinds of levels seen when India, not China, was the world’s largest gold importer.  Indeed real figures will have been even higher – particularly for gold.  Although some import restrictions have been eased by the government (the withdrawal of the 80:20 rule whereby 20% of the volume of imported gold had to be re-exported) there will still have been a substantial amount of smuggled gold coming in to bypass the 10% import duty which is still in place.  Indeed the official import figures had been rising very sharply before this restriction was lifted after dipping enormously early in the year to a fraction of previous level.“The official gold import figure for November is thus 148 t – the highest level since May 2013 and back then traders had been stocking up ahead of the telegraphed 10% duty imposition.  One can see the huge impact on Indian gold imports as a result of the government restrictions, imposed because gold imports were a huge factor in an unacceptable Indian Current Account Deficit, by checking out the chart published below which we have taken from Koos Jansen’s article on the latest Indian gold and silver import figures published on www.bullionstar.com.  Do click on this link direct to the article to view Koos’s opinion on this and for the silver imports chart too.“Jansen puts official gold imports into the nation as running at 745 t year to date suggesting a year end figure of 800 t plus.  But add to this smuggled gold.  Some estimates of smuggled gold into the nation put this as high as 300-400 t.  The World Gold Council puts the figure at a more conservative 200 t but India’s own Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is reported as estimating gold smuggling at 500 kg/d with less than 1% being intercepted.  This estimate was made in late 2013 and there are indications that the figure could be even higher in 2014.  So the suggestion is that Indian gold imports (including smuggled gold) could be in the region of 1,100 to 1,200 t this year – much on a par with Chinese imports which are probably a little higher.  Jansen, again, puts the likely Chinese figure at around 1,300 t plus this year.  Chinese total demand (excluding possible Central Bank purchases) is seen as reaching over 2,000 t with the balance made up from its own new mined production (around 430 t) and scrap and recycling making up the balance.  There is some argument as to whether there is, or is not, some double counting relating to recycled gold going through the Shanghai Gold Exchange, the source of the overall Chinese gold demand figures, but if so it may not be very significant with total scrap supply seen as being around 200 t.“For the follower of gold fundamentals it thus appears that Chinese and Indian demand between them pretty well account for total global new mined gold supply on their own.“For India now the big questions are a) whether imports will continue at this kind of level and b) will the government revert and re introduce new gold import restrictions?  This observer thinks the answer to both is no – at least for the moment.“The big October and November surges coincided with the major Indian festival of Diwali and the start of the festival season in earnest and the beginning of the Indian wedding season, all of which are heavily associated with gold gifting.  This all starts to wind down after the year end and we should see a sharp fall in official imports in Q1 next year as trade returns to a more normal flow.  If the Current Account Deficit is then seen as getting under control again there may not be a necessity to reintroduce additional restrictions – indeed there has always been an intimation since the election of the new Modi Government that even the 10% import duties might be reduced.  The Reserve Bank of India would likely be against this but they would bow to the wishes of the Administration, as we saw when the 80:20 rule was dropped.”And what of silver?  Go to the blog and see.last_img read more

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Drug addicts sell 10000 copies of Denmarks Illegal magazine

first_imgDANISH DRUG ADDICTS have started to sell a magazine launched to help them fund their habit, in the hope that they will turn away from prostitution or crime as a way to pay for their next hit.The drug and culture magazine, Illegal!, is the brainchild of self-styled social entrepreneur Michael Lodberg Olsen and states openly that its vendors will probably use their income to go out and buy more drugs.“It has two aims: we want to (help) decriminalise drug users, and we want to give them job opportunities to reduce crime and prostitution,” Lodberg Olsen told AFP.A headline on the latest cover reads:The best alternative to (giving fellatio) on the street.The magazine has featured stories on what it says is the failed war on drugs, Portugal’s decriminalisation of heavy drug use – billed as a success – and a top 20 list of the most dangerous drugs, topped by alcohol.By campaigning for the legalisation of drugs through the magazine, Lodberg Olsen wants to make drug addiction an issue for the health authorities rather than the justice system.In its launch issue, Illegal! estimated that a drug user funding his or her substance abuse through theft costs society half a million kroner (€67,000) per month.“An iPhone with a retail price of 5,000 kroner costs 500 kroner on the street…A drug user has to steal for 10,000 kroner to make 1,000 kroner,” it read.In a phony advertisement, the second issue showed a flyer on a windshield saying: “Empty the car before we do! Regards, criminalised drug users.”The magazine costs 30 kroner, out of which 20 kroner goes to the vendor.“Many of those who can make ends meet by selling Illegal! without turning to crime are heroin users,” Lodberg Olsen said.He estimates that a heroin addict typically spends 300 to 600 kroner per day on drugs.In contrast cocaine addicts could use up anything from 4,000 to 7,000 kroner per day, making it virtually impossible for them to finance their habit by selling the magazine.‘Culture change’ for drug addictsGetting hard drug addicts to stay committed to their new job is easier said than done.Mikael, 44, who became addicted to heroin in prison when he was 19 before turning to methadone, a relatively cheap and powerful pain reliever, said he had tried his hand at being a vendor.“But I gave up. It was hard to sell,” he said, outside a non-profit café for drug users.In the past he also tried selling Copenhagen’s street magazine for homeless people, but stopped because it was “degrading”, he said.Many of the addicted vendors struggle to stick to a routine.On a cloudy afternoon on the streets of Vesterbro – a seedy but gentrifying area behind Copenhagen’s main train station that is home to Scandinavia’s most open drug scene – not a single vendor of the magazine was to be seen.“They are much less stable than (other) homeless people. It’s a culture change for the drug users. They are used to thinking about how they can commit crimes to get money for their next fix,” Lodberg Olsen said.He says he first became involved in drug addicts’ rights after moving to Vesterbro and witnessing first hand how they were treated as outcasts by society.He previously drove a van where drug users could inject in a safe environment, a forerunner to the tax-funded drug consumption rooms launched by the city last year.“It’s going to take a few years before we have a stable network in Copenhagen, so that Copenhageners have a rough idea of where and when they can buy the magazine,” he added.Currently there are about 40 vendors of the magazine, whose circulation has soared from an initial 5,000 to 10,000 copies of the second issue.About half of the vendors are Eastern European migrants – largely drug-free – hired by “Illegal!” after Copenhagen’s street magazine for the homeless refused to employ them because they weren’t Danish citizens.“The Eastern Europeans have shown a really strong interest … so they are a good partner for us,” said Lodberg Olsen.© AFP, 2014Read: Police raid of Justin Bieber’s house finds cocaine ‘in plain view’More: The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and bodylast_img read more

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Crime hurts justice should heal Law would force burglars to pay their

first_imgA NEW LAW being proposed by an independent TD would force convicted burglars to repay the cost of what they have stolen to their victim.John Halligan, a deputy for Waterford, will introduce his Restorative Justice Reparation to Victims Bill in the Dáil tonight describing it as a “landmark” bill that will send “a clear message to burglars that there is a price to be paid for breaking into someone’s home”However, the government has said this evening it will be opposing the bill due to concerns related to the rights of victims, the rights of accused persons and the practical difficulties it could create for the criminal justice system. Halligan said that the bill was about ensuring that where “crime hurts, justice should heal” and added: “The essence of the bill is that the victim is now thought of in court.”The bill will make it compulsory for those convicted of burglary to pay for the damage they caused to a property with deductions, estimated to be in the region of 20 per cent, are taken from their income or, if required, their social welfare payment.The bill also proposes that the courts recognise when an offender assists in the recovery of stolen goods, or when reparation is voluntarily made pre-trial.“Burglary rates rocketed during the recession, increasing by an average of 13 per cent between 2004 and 2012,” Halligan said, adding that in some parts of the country this went up to as high as 40 per cent.“Criminals know there are fewer gardai on the roads and, as a result, they know there is less chance of getting caught.“There is no minimum sentence for burglars in this country and a huge proportion of burglars – including serial offenders – are walking away with suspended sentences. What I am proposing is a deterrent of a very different nature – one that puts the victim first.”Halligan said that very many people whose homes are broken into are those who are on social welfare who have no home insurance.“Most of the families who are burgled are usually the families in poorer communities. So it is an issue,” Dublin North TD Finian McGrath, who is supporting the bill, said.Read: Court of Criminal Appeal says eight year sentence for firearms offence was ‘excessive’Read: Women’s prison population one third over capacitylast_img read more

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Infographic illustrates browser popularity year by year

first_imgIf you spend any significant amount of time online, then you have probably have given some thought to your browser. Given that it is the number one tool for anyone who works in the internet, the browser is a something is only getting more important, even as the prominence of the operating system wanes. The infographic above shows an excerpt of a history of browser popularity ranging from the present back to 1994, the year Netscape was launched.Moving down the chart from top to bottom we can see popularity (measured by width), launch dates, version releases, and notable improvements (did you know IE3 included support for CSS?). The big stories though resides in those colored bands: the growth of IE from 1996 to 2000, the growing popularity of Firefox at the expense of IE in 2007-2008, and the rapid growth of Chrome in 2009-2010 are some prominent examples.AdChoices广告Safari and Opera are present but they stay relatively constant and are the only small market share players included. Safari must have been included for its use on Macs while Opera has just been incredibly persistent–the alternative browser was launched in 1995.There is no mention of where the browser market share data came from so we’ll have to keep that in mind while looking at the infographic. Also note that some important browsers are missing, for example early but important ones like Mosaic and Lynx.See the full graphic here. Image via Testking, via dvicelast_img read more

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Baby girl delivered on Dublin street before ambulance arrived on scene

first_imgBaby girl delivered on Dublin street before ambulance arrived on scene The mother and baby are doing well and were taken to Holles Street hospital. Jun 22nd 2017, 10:58 AM By Hayley Halpin Short URL Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 10:58 AM Image: Shutterstock/Dmitry Naumov Image: Shutterstock/Dmitry Naumov 12 Comments 31,390 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A BABY GIRL was delivered in a car on the footpath of Hatch Street in Dublin this morning.A husband and wife were on their way into the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, for a routine check up when the unexpected birth happened.Dublin Fire Brigade received a call to attend the scene at 8.46am this morning.An ambulance was on scene by 8.50am but the baby girl had already been delivered.A number of cyclists en route into the city centre stopped to help the woman and her husband as they delivered the baby.“It’s amazing, she delivered the baby herself,” a spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade told TheJournal.ie. We finished it all off and prepped the baby. We had the hospital on standby and we notified them that the child was being delivered.“We get this regularly. We see people on their way into hospital. Sometimes they leave it too late and they have to deliver in the car, in a taxi or even on the street,” he said.“Usually we just have to make sure that the baby is breathing, that’s the main concern.”The mother and daughter were taken to hospital from the scene.All is well, the mother and baby are doing well.Read: ‘Hang on a second’: Boris Johnson struggles for words in interview about Queen’s SpeechMore: Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year http://jrnl.ie/3457428 Share164 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

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New Barca signing KevinPrince Boateng compares Ronaldo to Messi

first_imgKevin-Prince Boateng has joined Barcelona on loan and will have to provide some more attacking options to LaLiga Santander’s current leaders.The Ghanaian compared two world great players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mess and declared his stance between the players.“For youngsters that are footballers, Ronaldo would have to be the best in the world,” he said, according to Marca.“He is the best example to focus on because he trains at his maximum and has talent.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He works like a crazy person, he’s passionate about what he does and about football. He always wants to be the best, always wants to be first in everything. He would have to be the model for everyone.”“But what Cristiano does works in this world, and only in this world,” he said.“Outside of this world, the best is Messi. Because he’s incredible.“He does things that nobody else can do. Because of this, I don’t seem as of this world. Cristiano dominates this world and Messi is ahead of everyone.”last_img read more

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The significance of LeBron James new 3year 100 million deal is more

first_imgThe horrific memories of “The Drive” and “The Fumble” have been replaced by “The Block” and an NBA championship parade thanks to LeBron James.  But, Cleveland fans can’t help but get nervous when it comes time for LeBron James contract “decisions”.Northeast Ohio breathed a regional sigh of relief yesterday when LeBron agreed to a new 3-year $100 million deal to remain with the Cavs, with a player option after the second year. The deal makes LeBron the highest paid player in the NBA, but is also significant because he was willing to commit to the organization for more than one year.What LeBron James’ new Cleveland Cavaliers contract means. https://t.co/vCyih3GqbC pic.twitter.com/bvHqW3LOO1— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) August 11, 2016 Today in The Herd, Nick Wright observed that the most significant part of LeBron’s new deal isn’t the money, it’s that he has given up the leverage of the threat to leave after one year if he isn’t happy.“The real news is not the $100 million part, it’s the three years part. He is ceding some of the power that he’s had over the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise over the last few years. And LeBron signing this deal tells me this. Obviously he’s not leaving over the next couple of years, because he’snow  under contract. LeBron is never leaving Cleveland.”Cleveland hasn’t been this hot since the Cuyahoga River was burning. Advertisementcenter_img .@getnickwright: LeBron’s contract is proof he’s never leaving Cleveland. #TheHerdhttps://t.co/wB6zzbPTRW— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 12, 2016last_img read more

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Sadd anonymous virtual desktops with Tor builtin

first_imgSadd: anonymous virtual desktops with Tor built-in by Martin Brinkmann on August 23, 2018 in Internet – 16 commentsSadd, Scalable Anonymous Disposable Desktops, is a free and commercial online service that promises complete anonymity while using the service to be connected to the Internet.What sets Sadd apart from virtual private network providers such as ProtonVPN, NordVPN or WindScribe that promise the same is that it adds virtual environments as a feature.In other words: Sadd creates virtual environments and uses Tor network connections exclusively on these virtual desktops to guarantee full anonymity.The service promises that generated desktops are deleted forensically to render recovery attempts useless, and that it does not track, save, or store anything that users do when using the service.Free and premium plan differencesFree and premium accounts share many characteristics but there are some that free users need to be aware of.First, free and premium account users get a virtual machine with 2 Gigabytes of RAM, 40 Gigabytes of hard drive space, and Windows 7 64-bit or Kali Linux 64-bit as the operating system.Probably the biggest difference between the two account types is that browser traffic is not encrypted for free users; the limitation removes one of the main selling points of the service from the equation as your connection to the service does not use HTTPS at the time. All connections made in the virtual environment are routed through the Tor network.Free users are limited to 15 minutes of online time at a time and higher pings than commercial users.Paid accounts cost $12 per month with private accounts being listed as well on the site (but without price).How to use SaddFree users who want to try the service don’t need to create an account before they can do so. A click on the “try for free” button on the Sadd website displays the launch prompt.You need to confirm that you are not a robot and may select to run a a Linux or Windows desktop environment afterward. Free users are restricted to 15 minutes of playtime and the prompt highlights the fact as well.The generation of the desktop takes a moment but it is quite acceptable.There is no clock that keeps track of the time left to use the environment before it is automatically disposed of.An assortment of tools is provided on the desktop. If you select Kali Linux, you get access to Firefox ESR, Burpsuite, Metasploit Framework,  Beef XSS Framework and others that you may run.The Windows desktop is more limited than that. You get copies of Firefox and Chrome that you may run, may use Internet Explorer, and that is about it.Here is a video by the creators that explains the service’s functionality:Closing Words and verdictOne of the main advantages of Sadd is that it can be used in any modern web browser; there are no downloads, software installations, or configuration changes that users need to make to use the service.The service does not log user activities and desktops created by it get securely deleted so that recovery is impossible according to the service.Two of the main downsides to using the service are that it is restricted to 15 minutes of virtual desktop access at a time and that HTTPS is not used to connect to the virtual environment for free users.Now You: Have you tried Sadd? What is your take on the service?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 9 votes Software Name SaddSoftware Category PrivacyLanding Page https://sadd.io/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lexips joystickmouse combo is a strange but promising hybrid

first_imgWhile at CES I try to avoid getting bogged down by dozens of random gadgets, and this time I mostly succeeded — but the mouse reviewer in me was intrigued by Lexip’s new gaming mouse that’s also a sort of floating joystick. It’s a strange but cool idea, and although the learning curve is high, I can see some hardcore gamers and productivity fiends getting a lot of use out of it.Lexip is running a Kickstarter right now to fund the mouse, and has already tripled its modest goal, but the company was kind enough to send a pre-production version of the device to me for an early look.The basic idea is very simple: What if you took a perfectly good gaming mouse and sort of mounted it on top of a very flat joystick? Theoretically, you would get the best of both worlds: the absolute x-y movement of the mouse, plus the relative, analog movement of a joystick.And that’s more or less what the Lexip does. But as you might expect, it takes a bit of getting used to.The mouse portion is quite good; I’m very picky when it comes to mouse shapes (I use a Logitech G500s… since you asked) and found the Lexip perfectly comfortable, if slightly small. There’s an analog stick on the side, a nice touch for space sims, and three configurable buttons in addition to the usual left, right and scroll button. The sensor seemed solid; no jitters or problems with my mousing surface.There’s no thumb shelf, and I would have preferred the button paddles reached farther toward the front of the mouse, but neither is really possible because of the joystick portion of things.To that end, the whole top of the mouse is essentially a giant analog stick; you can tilt it in any direction and it acts just like a second analog input. So in a flight sim or space game you could be looking around the cockpit or directing the guns with the mouse itself, yawing and rolling with the full-mouse joystick and controlling thrust and strafing with the little joystick. Pretty cool, right?That kind of control also could be useful to artists, 3D and otherwise. Working in 3D means a lot of rotating on various axes, zooming in and out and so on. Having two analog sticks on the mouse itself might allow an artist to replace a handful of commonly used keyboard shortcuts or mouse gestures. Speaking of which, the analog movements can be mapped like mouse buttons; I set up mine to have the tilts mean forward and back in a browser, plus scrolling up and down. It didn’t take long for these movements to become pretty natural, though I should say I also triggered them accidentally a bunch of times. (You can disable gestures for any application, but I was too lazy.)The configuration tool could use a lot of work, though. Razer and Logitech have been honing their tools for years, allowing complex macros and interesting integrations. Lexip’s is workmanlike, lacking options pro gamers and power users might want. That’s relatively easy to fix with updates, of course, but the DPI selection method and inability to create a “double-click” button made it hard to keep the Lexip as a daily driver.It also required something of a lighter touch than I’m used to; I tend to rest most of the weight of my hand on my mouse, apparently favoring the left side, since the Lexip tended to activate the “left” gesture now and then (certainly my fault and not a bug, just saying). It also seemed to me that the left side was easier to depress, but that may just be how I perceive it. (Speaking of left sides, a left-handed version is forthcoming.)And you’ll need to pay close attention to your grip, because of course if you tilt forward by pressing down with your index and middle fingers, you’ll click while you tilt and cause all kinds of chaos. The extra non-button space on the front is meant to alleviate that, and it does, but I had to shift the position of my fingers to get a solid surface on which to push down. Not a deal breaker, just something you’d have to get used to.I asked if the version I have will differ in any way from the version backers will receive, and was told only minor aesthetic changes will be made.Overall I think this is a fun, smart device and one that many people might find useful. Of course, with even early-bird prices starting above $100, it isn’t cheap. But you probably already know if this is something you’re willing to give a shot. It’s a cool idea and it works, with some small caveats, so order with confidence.last_img read more

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first_img 3 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories (AP Photo) LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach On if LB Chandler Jones has a shot to break Michael Strahan’s single-season sacks record:“Yeah, I think so. The way he’s playing, multiple sack games are just kind of a normal thing for him. If he just gets them to the ground, I think he’s got a shot.”On if the Cardinals were concerned with the perception that Jones’ play faded late in seasons during his time in New England:“Not at all. He has not shown any evidence of that last year, and with the weight loss, he practices really hard.”On the additions of LB Josh Bynes, G Alex Boone, P Andy Lee and CB Tramon Williams and how they have impacted the roster:“They were great signings. All those guys are starting and playing, and Andy’s just doing a great job of punting. Steve (Keim) has always done a great job of finding whoever’s available to make our roster better.”On if the boom-or-bust proposition of the jet sweep to WR Chad Williams is due to the defensive end being unblocked and that the runner has to get around him:“Yeah, it’s called ’25 blunt sucker.’ Either you’re a sucker, or they’re a sucker. We luckily got him to look in the backfield.”On why the defense played so well in the second half: Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “When you’re stopping the run and putting them in long third-down yardage. I think we had three or four three-and-outs, and that was huge. The offense did a good job of eating clock, and the special teams, again. It was a good team victory, but the defense was outstanding.”On what Williams showed on the jet sweep:“Everything he’s shown in practice. He still struggles with press, man-to-man as a wideout, but he’s a talented young guy. You try to find a way to get the ball into his hands.”On the team’s work ethic and if he looks for signs outside of games and practice to identify work ethic:“Yeah, you just turn on the thing that sees how long they look at their iPad. That’s an easy one. Guys are studying the heck out of film, and that’s on their own time. Those are all really positive signs. Like I said, the character and the leadership of the room is outstanding.”On what CB Tramon Williams has been able to do:“He’s a great pro. Bought his time and waited, and he’s having some huge interceptions for us and a great hit on the second down play at the end of the game. He’s a pro. He’s at work every day.”On if he ever feels like “Big Brother” when he checks on how long players have been watching film: – / 20 Your browser does not support the audio element. TEMPE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.Here, in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following practice.Opening statement:“Injury-wise, Jared Veldheer cracked his ankle, and he’ll go on IR. Earl Watford has a high ankle sprain and don’t know how much loss of time that’ll (be). We’ll have to reshuffle some guys on the offensive line. Other than that, we should be getting Corey Peters back. Josh Mauro should be healthier this week. So, both of those guys should be able to play some. Gabe Martin pulled a hamstring pretty bad. He’ll be lost for a little while. On the status of DL Josh Mauro:“Josh should be ready to go. He dressed and was only (there for) dire need if we needed to play him, and so, he should be much better.”On where he has seen the biggest improvements from DL Olsen Pierre:“Just watching him grow, watch his body change over two years. He’s got great length and quickness and should be a disruptive player for a long time.”On how he deals with all these injuries on a personal level:“You just have to laugh and go on, what’s next, and get a game plan that these guys can succeed at and go win a game.”On if Veldheer’s injury was a surprise this morning:“Totally. I was worried about his arm. His arm, after the game, he said, ‘My arm feels great. I think I’m good, but I might have sprained my ankle,’ and it was fractured.”On if Veldheer played the entire game with a fractured ankle:“I think it happened in the fourth quarter.”On if Holden will play left tackle or move to the right side:“No, he’ll play left. He’s more comfortable left.”On challenging the spot of the ball on the 4th-and-1 and if the decision came from upstairs:“Everybody on the sideline saw it, but upstairs, they saw it; and the big thing was knowing that the whistle blew. It was a clear shot of the referee coming in with his hand up, meaning the whistle had been blown, the play was over and the ball was still at the 35-(yard line). So, you never know. I was arguing with them about, ‘New York’s not going to hear the whistle, but he should see that you blew the whistle,’ and he told them. Very fortunate that we won a spot challenge, but that one, to me, was very obvious.” On if he has two versions of his play list depending on the weather:“No, just the one.”On QB Blaine Gabbert’s accuracy and if it can improve:“Most of the time, if you get hit that many times, you’re not going to be real accurate because you’re going to hurry to get the ball out of your hand. And you’re going to see some things, which is just natural with the position. You start seeing things that aren’t there. Once your eyes get off where they belong, it’s hard to refocus and be accurate. When you start getting hit, your eyes naturally come down, look around a little bit, and come back up. You have to train yourself to keep your eyes where they belong, so you maintain your accuracy.”On his thoughts on Redskins QB Kirk Cousins:“I think he’s as solid a player there is. He’s had some games where he’s been just outstanding, and he’s had some struggles at times. Sometimes, that goes with the team.”On how Cousins has handled all the hoopla surrounding his contract:“Not being there every day, I really don’t know how he handles it. But, I know on Sunday, he plays pretty solid.”On the statuses of WR John Brown and RB Adrian Peterson:“No. John’s going to, again, try it this week. It didn’t work too good last week. He got real sore after Wednesday’s practice. Adrian, he and the doctors are still talking.” “No, they know it. They know it.”On if a player could appear to be reviewing film by leaving his tablet on while doing something else.“No, because it doesn’t work quite that way.”On playing Washington this Sunday:“They’re tough at home. They’re always tough at home. It’s a tough stadium to play in, over the years, having been there. They’re professionals, too. They’re going to be ready to win, so we’ve got to go play our best game. Something we’ve struggled to do is go play early on Sunday mornings on the East Coast.”On rain and snow being forecasted in Washington:“Hopefully it’s not Buffalo. That was amazing trying to watch that.”On if he has ever coached a game with as much snow as the Buffalo-Indianapolis game yesterday:“I’ve never coached one with 12 inches on the ground. I’ve coached a lot of snow games, but not like that.”On the reasons for the team’s struggles with playing early on the east coast:“It’s not just us. It’s a lot of people from the West Coast that go over there and play early games. A couple years, it wasn’t a problem, but the last year and a half, it has been. It’s another thing to look at in the offseason. We’ll go this Friday, and we’ve done it both ways. We won going on Saturday. We’ve lost going on Friday, but it’s worked in the past. The biggest thing is turnovers. You get there, and you turn the ball over on the road, you’re going to lose.” The tape was solid – a great defensive performance. Special teams were outstanding, and Jaron Brown made a great tackle there at the end. They really were aware of the fake, calling it out and did a good job on that play. Offensively, it’s just a matter of, we didn’t beat ourselves, but we left too many plays out there. We had some balls that were incomplete, which are better than intercepted. An interception, or any kind of turnover in that game, would have cost us. Winning the turnover battle was huge, and being able to run the ball on a very good run defense. I thought the tight ends, again, and the receivers and the offensive line, all blocked really well. Kerwynn (Williams) saw the holes well, as did Elijhaa (Penny) when he got in there.”On if he anticipates G/T Will Holden and G/C Evan Boehm filling in on the offensive line:“That’s the plan right now. We’ll probably have to make a roster move or two, but we’ll probably start there and see what else is available.”On the injuries to the offensive line this season:“Goody (Harold Goodwin) has done a hell of a job. It’s not easy to go through that many players and still be able to run the ball as effectively as we have the last couple weeks.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Members of KrisFlyer

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMembers of KrisFlyer, Singapore Airlines‘ frequent flyer programme, will be able to redeem their miles for travel in Premium Economy Class or Business Class with effect from 24 May 2016.KrisFlyer members will also be able to use their miles for upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy Class, or from Premium Economy Class to Business Class, with effect from 1 June 2016.The latest enhancements to the KrisFlyer programme are being introduced as Premium Economy Class is progressively being made available on more routes operated by Singapore Airlines. The new cabin class was introduced in August 2015 and is now available on select flights serving about 20 cities.“Premium Economy Class has been very well received since its launch last year and we are pleased to make it available for KrisFlyer redemption, now that it is serving more cities in our network,” said Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Ms Lee Wen Fen.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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This European winter The Roof Gardens in Kensingt

first_imgThis European winter, The Roof Gardens in Kensington is taking Bonfire Night to stylish new heights at the annual Firework Spectacular on Saturday 4 November.Guests are invited to swap the scarves and woolly gloves in favour of dancing shoes as the award-winning club opens its doors from 7pm. Those arriving before 8.30pm will be treated to a complimentary welcome cocktail, and the barbecue grills will be fired up throughout the evening to offer a selection of delicious snacks.The highlight of the evening will be the dazzling firework display taking place in the Spanish Garden at 11.45pm. After the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ have subsided, guests can head back to the dance floor where the resident DJ’s will ensure sparks continue to fly until 2am.With cocktails, dancing and a display to rival all others, the evening is set to be one of the most glittering Bonfire Night celebrations the capital has to offer.last_img read more

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