ISL 2019-20: Mumbai City FC Brace for First Home Game of Season Against Odisha FC

first_img footballindian footballindian super leagueIndian Super League 2019-20 First Published: October 30, 2019, 11:51 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mumbai: Mumbai City FC are geared up for their first home game of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 season against Odisha FC at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.Mumbai City started their season with two away games in a row against Kerala Blasters FC and Chennaiyin FC. They managed to take all three points in Kochi before getting a draw in Chennai. After a bit of away success, the Islanders will fancy their chances against Odisha FC, who are still searching for their first win of the season after two close defeats.However, it will be an interesting game between managers who have completely contrasting philosophies.Jorge Costa’s Mumbai City FC are known to sit back and absorb pressure as they look to hit teams on the break. While Costa does not put much emphasis on possession-based football, Josep Gombau’s Odisha FC are very much comfortable on the ball and like to hog possession.However, Odisha’s defence has looked frail in the opening two matches where they have leaked in four goals, despite playing the majority of their opening game against a 10-man Jamshedpur FC.”We didn’t get the result. The first game we may have some passing inaccuracy. But in the second game, I think we dominated the game. We conceded due to small mistakes, but we controlled the game and created a lot of chances. I think the team is doing well and we don’t deserve to get zero points. I am confident that the team will do well tomorrow,” Gombau said.Odisha FC have conceded winners in the final 10 minutes in both their matches so far, something which Gombau and his team needs to work upon. The task has not been made easy by the absence of Carlos Delgado who was sent off in their match against NorthEast United FC.Costa is not taking Odisha FC lightly.”Odisha FC, earlier Delhi Dynamos FC, played pretty well last season and created a lot of opportunities too. We must respect them and I know that it won’t be easy,” he said.”I’m not hundred percent happy after our two games. We still have to work harder and do well. My players work hard daily and are happy together,” he added.Mumbai are likely to miss the services of defender Mato Grgic and the coach may have to again field an all-Indian back-line which kept a clean-sheet against Chennaiyin FC. They would also hope that Paulo Machado is fit to start while striker Modou Sougou, recovering from the knock he suffered in the last game, is doubtful. last_img read more

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HR-QUESTIONS 2 LAST

first_imgReplying to another question, Health Minister Anil VijReplying to another question, Health Minister Anil Vij said the state government was preparing a scheme for the establishment of about 1,000 ?yogshalas? by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department.Vij said that as brand ambassador of Haryana, Yoga Guru Ramdev had consented to work for the promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda in the state.”Under his guidance, the government would run Yoga and Vyayamshalas in all 6,500 villages of the state. People of all sections of the society would be trained in Yoga, Ayurveda and local sports in these centres,” he said.Vij said the Forest Department was also planning to set up a herbal forest with the technical advice and guidance of Patanjali Yogpeeth for regeneration of herbal plants in Morni Hills.To another question, Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain, said over Rs 25 crore were deposited with the Life Insurance Corporation under the ?Aapki Beti Hamari Beti? scheme after January 22, 2015, on the birth of first daughter in the Scheduled Castes and below poverty line families and the birth of second daughter in other families. PTI SUN DIP PAL DIPlast_img read more

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Asensio happy with ‘great goal’

first_imgReal Madrid Asensio happy with ‘great goal’ for Real Madrid Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 12:11 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) MarcoAsensio - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v Las Palmas Las Palmas The midfielder was understated in describing his stunning goal as Los Blancos earned a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio described his spectacular strike against Las Palmas as a “great goal” after helping his side to a much-needed win.Asensio struck with a tremendous 30-yard effort as Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory on Sunday.Real 16/5 to beat Atleti to nil in derby Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A clearance fell to the Spain international, who unleashed a first-time left-footed strike into the top corner to double his side’s lead.”I scored another good goal. I was able to hit the ball well, it went in and was a great goal,” Asensio said.”We knew that Las Palmas were a good team who looked after the ball well. In the second half they dropped off a bit and we improved some things after the break.”We were able to get into goalscoring positions more easily and scored two more goals that have given us the victory.”What a rocket by @marcoasensio10!#RealMadrid 2-0 @UDLP_Oficial pic.twitter.com/jgt379OCMF— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 5, 2017Casemiro and Isco scored either side of Asensio’s stunner as Madrid moved back to within eight points of La Liga leaders and rivals Barcelona.Asensio felt his team deserved their comfortable win, which came after losses to Girona and Tottenham.”We put in a good all-round performance and the result was more than fair,” the 21-year-old said.”We knew that they would come here and set themselves up to defend.”We enjoyed some good link-up play and are pleased with the win and the vibes we got from the performance.”last_img read more

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Report Flex LNG Adds Six More LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers Flex LNG has signed agreements to buy six LNG ships, Reuters reports citing the company’s chief executive Jonathan Cook.The 170,000-cubic metre ships will be built by South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), with the first two ships from the batch scheduled to join the company’s fleet in 2018. The remaining quartet is expected to follow suit in 2019.According to Cook, all of the contracts have been signed and the initial payments have been processed during the course of this month.World Maritime News is yet to receive a confirmation from the company on the matter.In February 2017, Flex LNG entered into a deal to buy two highend MEGI LNGC newbuilds at DSME with scheduled delivery in Q1 2018. The two newbuilds were bought from affiliates of Geveran Trading, the company’s largest shareholder.Based on the company’s information, Flex LNG operates a fleet of six MEGI LNG carriers with a capacity of approximately 174,000m3 under construction at SHI and DSME, slated for delivery in 2018 and 2019. FLEX LNG is marketing these vessels for charter and is pursuing floating storage and regasification (FSRU) projects.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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The backlash continues for Oakville Mayor

There have been calls for the Mayor of Oakville to resign after he sent out a bad tweet.Rob Burton wrote a tweet complaining about the Conservative leader’s private security team, comparing them to forces used by Hitler and Mussolini.That security team is made up of Canadian Veterans and now, #ResignMayorBurton is trending on Twitter.The Mayor’s remarks drew outrage from veterans and the Jewish community and Burton’s Twitter account now has an apology with the earlier tweets deleted.Burton has no plans of resigning anytime soon. read more

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UN agency continues emergency food distribution in West Bank communities

Food shortages were reported in Nablus, particularly flour, which is the main commodity being distributed in that area by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).The Agency also conducted emergency disbursements in a number of villages in Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, including some neighbourhoods of Ramallah town itself.UNRWA’s medical team in Jenin operated from the Agency’s clinic in the camp today, UN officials said. The curfew on Jenin town and camp has been lifted, although a tight closure remains around both areas.Of the 95 UNRWA-run schools in the West Bank, only 13 were operating due to the closures and curfews.Preliminary estimates of damage to refugee shelters in the latest incursion of 29 March show that over 300 shelters in Tulkarm, Nur Shams, Balata, Askar and Camp Number 1 have been severely damaged, in addition to some 800 shelters in Jenin camp. Another 170 refugee houses in Qalqilya and Hebron towns have also suffered damage. read more

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To each his own not a viable alternative in a world facing

Prince Albert II of the Principality of Monaco addresses the General Assembly’s annual general debate. UN Photo/Cia Pak “We need a strong United Nations and the fact that we need to repeat this today should set the alarm bells ringing,” stressed Doris Leuthard in her address to the Assembly’s annual general debate, noting at the same time that it is important to recognize the milestones UN Member States have achieved in tackling global challenges, coming together to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. “The success of those efforts will depend on how well those instruments are implemented,” she said, also welcoming reforms outlined by the Secretary-General in the areas of peace and security, development and management, expressing particular support for the priority placed on prevention, as the price to pay for conflict in humanitarian, economic and financial terms was much higher than the costs of prevention activities. Citing the migration crisis in Europe as a challenge requiring cooperation, she stressed: “We need solutions based on solidarity between countries. All countries must do their part.” Turning to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, she said Switzerland is committed to non-proliferation and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. “Only negotiations and a diplomatic process will make it possible to find a solution to the security problem posed by the nuclear crisis in the Korean Peninsula,” she added. On other pressing issues, Ms. Leuthard said access to the Internet, the impact of digitization on sustainable development and cybersecurity must be addressed hand in hand. In addition dialogue is essential and must be conducted on large scale and include all relevant parties. Yet, political dialogue has proven insufficient on the issue of climate change. “The Paris Agreement must be quickly implemented,” she said, noting the importance of the private sector’s role in devising solutions. Indeed, scientific diplomacy has allowed for making the correct decisions, and politicians must base their decisions on evidence-based policy, she said, convinced of need invest in effective multilateral system. “To each his own is not a viable alternative,” she asserted. Also addressing the Assembly, Albert, II, Prince of Monaco, said the international community could not fail to act in the face of global threats, including the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula, and must deter those who expose humankind to disaster. Monaco lent its support to collective action for peace and security, he said, noting his country’s membership in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe. “Working to stop mass suffering is imperative,” he said, expressing support for the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism for the Syrian Arab Republic. He went on to say that famine in Africa, largely exacerbated by war, has become a humanitarian disaster. Through work with various international organizations and the development of its own strategic plan for public assistance, Monaco is working to guarantee food security and fight corruption. Key to those ideals is the fight against impunity, and his country was committed to respect for justice and peace. Attacks claiming innocent lives affected all of us, regardless of where they took place, he noted.Climate change remains an imminent threat to humankind, he said. Recent natural hazards put into focus the importance of the Paris Agreement and the need to adapt, he continued, stressing that a change in lifestyle is “long overdue.” Calling attention to “glaring inequalities,” he urged moving forward with a resolve to eliminate sexual exploitation, pointing out that that included those abuses in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Recalling Monaco had presented its first report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals to the high-level political forum in the summer, he said Goal 14 on aquatic marine life was of particular importance to his country. “Our ability to save the ocean from its gradual decline will enable us to save our planet,” he said. In that regard, he outlined Monaco’s various activities on the safeguarding of marine protected areas and other related issues. He concluded by emphasizing that science should guide all States as they worked towards a better world. read more

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Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in

“It’s very distressing that during the first 10 days of 2018 we have seen close to 800 migrants rescued or intercepted off the Libyan coast, with more lives lost at sea,” said Othman Belbeisi, Chief of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Libya Mission. “More has to be done to reduce irregular unsafe movements of people along the Central Mediterranean route,” he added. By contrast, at a time when Mediterranean migrants’ death dropped sharply, IOM recorded only 26 on the Mediterranean Sea lanes in December. While January 2017 had witnessed some 254 deaths, this week’s reports suggest that the start of 2018 may be even deadlier. IOM reported on Tuesday that 81 Mediterranean Sea deaths of migrants or refugees were recorded in the first eight days of the year – five in Western Mediterranean waters off Spain and Morocco, the rest between Italy and Libya. In the latest, and third deadliest, shipwreck in the Mediterranean since Saturday, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued three rubber boats with 279 migrants – 19 women, 243 men, 13 boys and four girls – in an operation lasting at least 12 hours. According to survivors, and a press release by Libya’s Coast Guard, about 100 people on board remained missing. IOM was present at the disembarkation point in Tripoli and provided the survivors with food and water. IOM’s Christine Petré reported that the boats departed from the coastal towns of Azzawiyah and Al Khums – with most of the survivors hailing from African countries, including Senegal, Mali and Nigeria. The Libyan Cost Guard reported that eight are from Bangladesh while two are from Pakistan. The UN migration agency continues to provide support and direct humanitarian assistance to the survivors of this latest tragedy, many of whom now are at Libya’s Tajoura detention centre. AUDIO: Director of the Media and Communication Division of IOM, Leonard Doyle, talks about reports that close to 200 migrants are feared dead at sea already this year along the perilous central Mediterranean migration route. read more

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Win over Purdue a step in the right direction for Ohio State

OSU senior forward Sam Thompson (12) attempts a layup over Purdue defenders during a game at the Schottenstein Center on March 1. OSU won, 65-61. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has never lost a game at home in the month of March.And he doesn’t seem to care.“We got what, one more left at home? What’s my road record, because we have one on the road before that?” Matta asked after a 65-61 comeback win over Purdue on Sunday night.The Buckeyes, despite falling behind by 12 points in the first half, polished off the comeback at home in front of 15,978 at the Schottenstein Center.The win puts OSU in a three-way tie for the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which is set to begin March 11 in Chicago. If the season was over, tiebreakers would make the Buckeyes the sixth seed in the tournament, keeping them from the double-bye rewarded to the top four teams in the conference.But with two games remaining to close out the regular season — one against Penn State on the road and the other against Wisconsin at home — Matta said he hasn’t paid any attention to where his team is seeded.“For a million dollars, I couldn’t tell you who we are in a tie with, that’s how much I follow it,” Matta said. “I’ll be honest with you, 15 years as a head coach, I’ve never thought about the conference tournament and I won’t think about it till Sunday when the season is over. My focus is on getting these guys ready to go on Wednesday night.”While Matta might not know, OSU is in a tie with the Michigan State Spartans and Iowa Hawkeyes. The Buckeyes put up  a combined 0-3 record against the two teams this season.However, Matta said coming back to beat Purdue on its home floor was a big step in the right direction heading into the home stretch.“You’ve got to find ways to win basketball games, you have to make plays, and I think guys did a good job of that,” Matta said. “We were fortunate to get back in it.”Playing a huge part in Sunday’s win was freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who said he is excited about the way the Buckeyes are playing as they close out the regular season.“I could get used to this. This is great. Coach preached in shootaround, ‘It’s March, and it’s here,’” Russell said. “Every win counts and any win can trigger a run, and just getting this win on our home court is great going down to Penn State.”Senior forward Sam Thompson, who scored nine of his 14 points in the second half in the win over Purdue, agreed with his younger teammate.“This is the type of win we need to get, especially in the month of March,” Thompson said. “This is a step in the right direction, so we need to have a good day of practice and take care of business on Wednesday.”The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions on Feb. 11 by 20 points at home, but fell in State College, Pa., last season, 65-63, marking Matta’s second loss to Penn State in his career at OSU.After the one-game road trip, the Buckeyes are set to return home for senior day and take on Wisconsin on Sunday. The Badgers currently sit at No. 5 in the country and have lost just two Big Ten games this season, against Maryland and Rutgers.Russell, who has not yet experienced March Madness, perhaps summarized the Buckeyes’ position in one sentence as he left the postgame podium.“We’re making our strides forward, and there’s no room to go backwards,” he said. read more

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Ohio Machines Chazz Woodson balances on off the field aspirations

Chazz Woodson is a Major League Lacrosse player for the Ohio Machine, but the Brown University graduate said his athletic prowess isn’t the only thing that defines him. “Professional lacrosse is three days a week for 14 weeks and a summer,” Woodson said. “Lacrosse is a small piece of what we do.” Woodson, who made an appearance an ESPN’s Top 10 plays segment for an acrobatic goal, aspires for a career outside of athletics to improve childhood education. He even taught in a low-income area for two years out of college. “At the end of the day I’m not trying to be the best lacrosse player in the world, that’s not my end goal,” Woodson said. “It’s great that getting recognized for my lacrosse talent is giving me the opportunity to do these other things, that at the end of the day, those other things are what I really want to succeed in and people to recognize me for.” The “other things” are a long list of work outside the white-painted lines of the lacrosse field. During Woodson’s senior year of college, he and other Brown University student-athletes developed Makin’ Moves, a mentoring program through the Education Department at Brown. The program was inspired by Woodson’s personal experience teaching in Manhattan through the Urban Education Semester program offered at Brown. The (UES) program introduces students to difficult issues faced in urban public education, according to their mission statement. The Makin’ Moves mentoring program is designed to help student-athletes of color develop skills in preparation for the standards of higher education. “I know for at least a good five years (Makin’ Moves) was up and running and doing some positive things,” Woodson said. “Not only were we able to help kids, but other student-athletes at Brown really took into the idea and wanted to continue it.” Machine coach Ted Garber said he is happy to have Woodson be a part of the Machine because he is such a well-rounded person. “His heart is helping kids develop mentally, good lacrosse skills, but good values and ethics,” Garber said. “He is not just a great lacrosse player, but a great person.” Woodson made it clear that he understands the importance of the game with respect to everything else he is involved in. “One thing I really enjoy doing, and lacrosse has given me the platform to do it, is inspiring people and motivating people,” Woodson said. With that in mind, Woodson decided to get back into the education system, this time as a teacher for the Teach For America program. Woodson was assigned to the Miami-Dade County Public School system during his first two years out of college. He began teaching fourth-grade students at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School in the Miami neighborhood of Overtown. “Every Teach For America school has its own issues, so I definitely had my ups and downs in the classroom,” Woodson said. “My experience was unbelievably valuable and in many ways rewarding.” Woodson spent two years in the school system and said that after coming out of the experience, he developed a love for that area. “As I continue to develop the lacrosse initiatives down here, that’s one area that I want to focus on,” Woodson said. “Despite the fact that I’m not teaching there anymore, I still would like to affect change in the area.” In 2009, Woodson was injured and didn’t play a full season. In that same year, Woodson co-founded the creation of Dade Lacrosse, Inc., which is helping to raise awareness of the game and promoting a youth league in that area. In 2010 he was injured, traded, and then deactivated from the MLL. “I just felt like I had more to offer this league and this sport than what I was able to put forth in the last two years of playing MLL,” Woodson said. “This was just kind of a perfect storm.” The Machine selected Woodson in the 2012 MLL Supplemental Draft in an announcement the MLL made on Dec. 14. “He is a matchup nightmare,” said Ohio Machine general manager and president John Algie. “His ability forces other teams to be creative in a way that they’re going to defend him. Even if they are able to slow him down, that’s really only opening things up for other people.” Woodson, who plays the attack position, is known for his rare style of play. During a win against Rochester on May 19, he made a play that landed him on SportsCenter’s Top 10. “Lacrosse is meant to be played creatively, and that’s what I really enjoy about it,” Woodson said. “It’s not necessarily something I go out and try to do every time, but it’s tough to stop somebody when they’re right on top of the goal.” Garber said he hasn’t really given Woodson any boundaries out on the field and that Woodson’s footwork, quickness and vision are tough traits for defenses to handle. Woodson is the leading scorer for the Machine with nine goals. Algie said it’s the work by guys like Woodson that make the lacrosse one of the fastest-growing sport in the country. “When you have the opportunity to present yourself to the world, you have to do it in the right way,” Woodson said. “Lacrosse is not the be all and end all for me, I am well aware of that; I was taught that long, long ago.” read more

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Kawasaki enhances range piston pumps for hydraulic excavators

first_imgKawasaki Precision Machinery says it is helping manufacturers improve efficiency and cost savings, with the launch of a new range of pumps, motors and control valves. “The new products build on the company’s 20 plus years’ experience in hydraulic systems for excavators and signify its move to a total systems supplier for all types of construction machinery, such as telehandlers, backhoe loaders and wheel loaders.”The range includes the K3VLS Axial Piston Pump, developed for machines and equipment that use load-sensing or electronic control systems. John Boote, Business Development Manager at Kawasaki Precision Machinery, explained: “At the heart of the new range is the K3VLS which is available in sizes 65, 85 and 105 cc with 50, 125 and 150 cc being officially launched at the show. The pump is significantly lighter than previous models in our range and our rigorous in-house testing process shows that it maintains best in class efficiency across the operating range. This greatly impacts the fuel consumption of the machine, resulting in significant cost savings for the end user.”The K3VLS features electronic displacement control, torque limiting control and variable horsepower control. It has a 280 bar maximum operating pressure, 350 bar peak pressure rating and is proven to lower fuel consumption even when idling. The other new products in the range include the M7V High Speed Axial Piston Motor, one of the quietest on the market, thanks to its newly developed rotating group, the K8V Series Closed Loop Axial Piston pump (available in 71, 90 and 125 cc) and the KLSV Load Sensing Control Valve, a series of flow-sharing, load-sensing main control valves.All products have benefited from the expertise of the Kawasaki technology centre where Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), is used to maximise component efficiency. Boote continued: “We have over 450 engineers in the Kawasaki Development Centre, 110 of whom specialise in hydraulics. Together, they’ve developed everything from the world’s fastest production motorbike, the Ninja H2R, to jet engines and gas turbines. This knowledge and research and development has now been applied to develop a range of products for construction machinery that offer significant efficiency and fuel savings when used as individual components, but even more when combined as a total solution. Our new total solutions approach builds on our success in the excavator component market and gives clients efficiency and reliability built in, one point of contact from a supplier perspective, and ultimately saves valuable time and resource.”last_img read more

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Sony has no plans to drop PS3 price before or after PS4

first_imgWhen we reach October/November this year, Sony will have a $399 next generation PS4 on the shelves and it will be sat above a $299 current generation PS3. That isn’t set to change anytime soon because Sony has confirmed it won’t be lowering the price of the PS3 either before or soon after the PS4 launches.That confirmation comes via Sony’s UK managing director Fergal Gara. The official reason for no movement on price is one of cost. Gara admits the PS3 continues to be a console that it’s difficult to get the manufacturing costs down for, so lowering the retail price can’t be done without removing any profit margin Sony has managed to eke out, or by selling the machine at a loss (again).You could argue Sony really doesn’t need to lower the price in order to keep the PS3 shifting units. This PS4 is not backwards compatible with the previous console, so if you want to play PS3 games you need a PS3 console. You could wait for the Gaikai service to allow for PS3 game streaming, but that isn’t happening until next year and has no confirmed launch date. There will also no doubt be costs involved, even if you already own the games.Previous shifts in a PlayStation hardware generation has seen the older console retargeted at a younger audience and even redesigned to be a smaller unit. Based on Gara’s cost comments and the PS3 slimming down twice already, I doubt that is going to happen this time around. The PS3 also remains a great option as an albeit expensive entertainment device as it plays Blu-rays and can be used as a streaming device alongside being a games machine. So in that sense it still has a lot of value on offer.Sony will have to continue trying to cut the cost of manufacturing the PS3 because inevitably the PS4 will have to get cheaper. What Sony doesn’t want is for the price of the two machines to get too close, so inevitably the PS3 will get cheaper, but probably not for at least another 12 months or so.last_img read more

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Glissement de terrain au Mexique aucun mort à lheure actuelle

first_imgGlissement de terrain au Mexique : aucun mort à l’heure actuelleMexique – Mercredi 29 septembre au matin, les autorités ne recensaient encore aucune victime après le glissement de terrain qui est survenu mardi dans le sud du Mexique. Loin des premières annonces alarmistes, le bilan actuel serait en fait de onze disparus.Le bilan de la coulée de boue survenue mardi matin à Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec (9.000 habitants) dans l’État d’Oaxaca (sud du Mexique), est actuellement de onze disparus, dont huit enfants, avec une dizaine de maisons ensevelies ou endommagées, selon le ministre mexicain de l’Intérieur. Pas de mort recensé à l’heure actuelle, aucun corps n’ayant pour l’instant été retrouvé. Les habitants attendent néanmoins l’aide des services officiels pour fouiller les décombres et trouver victimes ou blessés éventuels.Les militaires, premiers sur les lieux, les policiers et les secouristes doivent progresser à pied, car plusieurs routes sont impraticables et des ponts ont été détruits par des éboulements, empêchant l’accès à la localité perchée à 2.300 mètres d’altitude. Mardi, la météo rendait impossible l’utilisation d’hélicoptères. Une première annonce des autorités mexicaines avait fait craindre un bilan bien plus lourd, parlant de 500 victimes au moins et de 300 habitations détruites.Le 29 septembre 2010 à 12:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Mahindra 2 Wheelers to Unveil 300cc Mojo Next Fiscal PHOTOS

first_imgMahindra 2 Wheelers, a part of Mahindra and Mahindra, will launch its 300cc motorcycle Mojo in the coming financial year.The company, which made its comeback in the last week with the launch of 110cc Pantero and Centuro, is now gearing to set yet another bench, mark with the 300cc Mojo. Mahindra 2 Wheelers 300cc Mojo”We are going through testing protocols right now for the engine. We are hopeful of its launch in the next fiscal,” said Anoop Mathur, president of two-wheeler sector and member of the group executive board, Mahindra & Mahindra, according to Press Trust of India.He said that a variant of Rodeo is also ready to hit the roads in the next fortnight. Mahindra 2 Wheelers, which had lost market in 2011 after the withdrawal of its Stallio, has aggressive plans for the return. Mahindra 2 Wheelers 300cc MojoThe company is also expected to launch a new scooter model in the third quarter of the financial year.”We want our presence across segments and ranges. Our plan is to come out with new models of scooters and motor cycle at frequent intervals over the next three to five years,” Mathur added. Mahindra 2 Wheelers 300cc MojoMahindra 2 Wheeler has also plans to begin the export of motorcycles from March 2013. The Pantero and Centuro run on the Micro Chip Ignited 5-Curve (MCi-5) engines which are designed in-house and will be manufactured at Pithampur plant near Indore. Mahindra Pantero, expected to hit the market first, targets the youth. It comes with an 110cc MCi-5 (Micro Chip Ignited 5-Curve) engine which is capable of generating an 8.6PS of power at 7,500 rpm. It boasts of features like LED pilot lamps, alloy wheels and digital dashboard. It is claims a mileage of 79.5 kilometer per liter.The Centuro boasts features like anti-theft system, LED tail and pilot lamps along with Guide lamps. Mahindra 2 Wheelers 300cc Mojolast_img read more

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BHEL bags Rs 5600 crore order to build power plant in Tamil

first_imgCapital goods maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged an order worth Rs 5,600 crore by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to build a 1,600 MW coal-based power plant in the state. The coal-based thermal power project would also have super-critical parameters, involving two units of the country’s highest rating 800 MW sets, the company said in a statement. The project would reportedly be commissioned by September 2019. The new plant will provide the people of the state an easy access to electricity.”Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalithaa handed over the letter of award (LoA) for setting up of the main plant package for the 2X800 MW Uppur super-critical thermal power project to BHEL Chairman and Managing Director Atul Sobti in Chennai,” the press release said.The project will be set up in Uppur, located in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.This is the second time BHEL has bagged an award from the Tamil Nadu corporation in less than a month, earlier the company bagged another 1X800 MW super-critical TPP to be built in Chennai.BHEL’s scope of work for the current contract involves design, manufacturing, engineering, supply and civil works for the main plant package. BHEL has an 83 percent share in TANGEDCO’s coal-based generating capacity.”Equipments for the order will be manufactured in the company’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Hydreabad, Ranipet, Jhansi and Bangalore plant. Its southern region would be responsible for the commissioning of the equipment,” the press release added.last_img read more

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RAJUK declares FR Tower both legal and illegal

first_imgFirefighters took position in front of the FR Tower in Dhaka`s Banani where 26 people were killed on 28 March in a deadly fire. File photoAt least four letters issued by the RAJUK (Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha) have been found, regarding the legality of FR Tower in Banani, Dhaka where 26 people were killed and 70 injured in a deadly fire on 28 March.In two of the four letters issued between 2006 and 2014, the multi-storey commercial building was declared safe while in the other two, it was declared unsafe.The government authority had reportedly come up with these contradictory reports over two bank loan applications that were made by the owner of the land and the construction company along with the buyer of a part of the building, Quasem Drycells Ltd.As per the official documents, Quasem Drycells and Rupayan Housing Estate Ltd sought loans from a financing institution in January 2006. This required RAJUK clearance, verifying that the structure was legal. In February, after receiving the RAJUK approval and by mortgaging floors 20, 21 and 22 of the building, the two companies were granted Tk 360 million in loans.However, in 2007 when owner of the land, Faruque, sought an NOC letter from RAJUK for a loan by mortgaging the sixth floor, RAJUK told him in September that there was no scope for the loan as four more floors had been built on top of the 18-storey building in violation of the rules.Again, in 2013, the director of the development control branch of RAJUK sent a letter to its regional office saying, “It has been observed that a 23-storey commercial design has been approved by the building construction committee [of RAJUK]”.Once again in 2014, RAJUK said in a letter that according to the development control branch, there was no scope to consider Quasem Drycells’ application for registration of the floors 21, 22 and 23 which meant these were illegal.Owner of the land SMHI Faruque bought plot no. 32 plot on the Kamal Ataturk Avenue in 1989 in a RAJUK auction. He received RAJUK’s approval to build an 18-storey building in 1996 and began setting up the foundation with his own money. Later, in April 2013, he appointed Rupayan Housing Estate Ltd. to construct the building signing a contract. The managing director of Rupayan, LA Mukul, proposed to increase floors from 18 to 23 and signed a supplementary contract in July that year.According to clause 6 of the contract, Rupayan would be responsible to obtain approval from RAJUK and other institutions for the extended five floors and the owner would have no liability about this.Construction of the 23-storey building was completed in 2007. The construction company sold floors 21, 22, and 23 to Quasem Drycells and 45 per cent of the building was handed over to the landowner according to the contract.”Such irregularities could not take place if the RAJUK officials were not involved,” said Jamal Nazrul Islam founder of Urban Research Centre, adding, “There has been discussion for long that there are problems in the RAJUK. All the parties involved in this now must be accountable.”The landowner claimed there was no legal design of the building after the 18-storey one approved in 1996 by RAJUK.A general diary was filed with the Gulshan police station on behalf of Faruque in 2008. It sought legal assistance stating several irregularities including building of four extra stories overriding the actual design of the building and the RAJUK’s declaration of the building as illegal.In May 2010, Faruque sent a letter to the then RAJUK chairman. In the letter he mentioned that Rupayan sold off the three floors to Quasem Drycells which was declared illegal by RAJUK and he sought to know whether the sold floors had been registered in anyone’s name.Faruque’s family members said RAJUK did not take any steps within the next eight years after the letter.The basement of FR Tower caught fire on 31 August 2008. A general diary on behalf of Faruque was filed with the Gulshan police station that time saying the construction company did not have any fire extinguishing equipment in the basement and the spaces designed for the generator and substation were sold while those were placed at other risky, insecure places.The managing director of Rupayan, LA Mukul could not be contacted. An official of Rupayan, however, claimed RAJUK approved the extra stories of the building in a meeting on 15 February 2005.Following the fire incident, the housing and public works ministry sought documents and design of the FR Tower separately from RAJUK and the construction company. The design provided by RAJUK was of an 18-storey building while Rupayan came up with a 23-storey one. The concerned committee of the ministry said they could not confirm which one of the designs was original without further verification.”A committee is scrutinising the information,” said RAJUK chairman Abdur Rahman adding, “Steps will be taken after the investigation.”Such things happen when corruption and political interests dominate. RAJUK has always neglected its responsibility of development and control and this has made Dhaka a city of death, said architect Iqbal Habib.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.last_img
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Prevent Amazon tracking with Amazon Container for Firefox

first_imgPrevent Amazon tracking with Amazon Container for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on April 03, 2019 in Firefox – 28 commentsAmazon Container is a browser extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser to isolates Amazon activity from the rest of your browsing activity.The add-on is a fork of the Google Container extension which itself is a fork of Mozilla’s own Facebook Container extension.Mozilla introduced the Container feature as an experiment back in 2016. It enabled users of Firefox to separate activity into containers under a single user profile. A container stores certain data, such as cookies or local storage, separately from the rest of the browser. Containers limit tracking first and foremost, but they are also useful when it comes to signing in to the same service with multiple accounts among other things.Containers never made it natively into Firefox but Mozilla published the Multi-Account Container extension for the browser that users could install to use containers.Amazon Container for FirefoxAmazon Container is one of several company or site specific container extensions. It works as standalone extension but better if you have installed the Multi-Account Container extension as well.Note that you will be signed out of Amazon when you install the extension. Some Amazon specific features that are available on third-party sites may not work properly when you install the extension. Amazon embeds, e.g. likes or comments, won’t function; the same is true for services that let you sign in with an Amazon account.The extension works automatically once you have installed it in Firefox. When you visit an Amazon site, e.g. Amazon.com or Amazon.de, you will notice that it is loaded in the Amazon container automatically. What happens in the container stays in the container which means that Amazon tracking is limited on sites not loaded in the Amazon container.Amazon may track users in browsers using cookies or through other means; the use of a container to isolate Amazon from the rest reduces tracking significantly.Amazon Container is an open source extension. You can check the source on the project’s GitHub website.Closing WordsAll container extensions that limit certain sites or companies, e.g. Google, Facebook, YouTube or now Amazon, reduce tracking by these companies. All may introduce downsides, usually features that won’t work anymore on third-party sites once a particular container is used to load first-party content.There are other ways to limit tracking, e.g. to block third-party cookies outright or limit third-party cookies, clear local data and cookies regularly, or use different browser profiles for different tasks. Content blockers may also help as they may block certain connections (and thus tracking opportunities).Now You: Do you use Firefox’s Container feature?Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name Amazon ContainerSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/amazon-container/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Georgia Becomes 38th State With Breast Density Inform Law

first_img Related Content May 6, 2019 — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed breast density inform bill HB62 into law May 3, 2019. The law, which becomes effective July 1, 2019, makes Georgia the 38th state to require healthcare facilities conducting mammograms to provide some form of notification about breast density to patients and referring healthcare providers.House Bill 62, also known as “Margie’s law,” was introduced through a grassroots advocacy effort led by Margie Singleton, of Savannah, Ga. Singleton was diagnosed with a breast cancer that was missed by screening mammography because she has dense breast tissue.“I applaud Margie Singleton and the many dedicated advocates and legislators who worked to turn this law into a reality,” said JoAnn Pushkin, executive director of DenseBreast-info.org. “With its passage, over 90 percent of American women now receive some form of communication about breast density after their mammograms. This information will result in more informed discussions with their health care providers about whether supplemental screening might be beneficial.”At this time, there are no states with pending density inform legislation. The District of Columbia received congressional approval for its law in March 2019.Proposed changes to the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) that would establish national minimal standards for breast density notification were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 28, 2019 in the form of an amendment. DB-I is analyzing the proposed language and will be submitting comments to the FDA during the designated “open for public comment” period which concludes June 26, 2019. The final amendment will be published following review of the comments and it will become effective eighteen months following approval. Once the new standard is introduced, it is expected that individual state law review will be necessary.DenseBreast-Info.org features a U.S. map showing the status of breast density inform legislation in every state.Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-Info.org at the 2019 Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology (SBI/ACR) Breast Imaging Symposium.For more information: www.densebreast-info.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Density | May 06, 2019 Georgia Becomes 38th State With Breast Density Inform Law “Margie’s law” requires healthcare facilities to notify patient if dense tissue is detected Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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Taxi fares in Costa Rica to drop again

first_imgTaxi fares in Costa Rica are set to drop again, despite opposition from cab drivers. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved decreases in fares ranging from 3 to 20 percent.Fares for the first kilometer of a regular taxi ride will drop slightly to ₡625 ($1.16), while additional kilometers will cost ₡600 ($1.11).Fares for taxis adapted for people with disabilities also will start at ₡625 for the first kilometer but additional kilometers will drop 9 percent to ₡570 ($1.05).Taxis in rural areas will have the same initial fare but all kilometers beyond the first will drop 20 percent to ₡625 ($1.16).ARESEP explained in a news release that the new fares were set following an analysis of operation costs, including recents drops in fuel prices and spare parts, and changes in the dollar-colón exchange rate. The agency also took into consideration the age of taxis. On average, taxis on Costa Rican roads are over 10 years old.Taxi drivers are not happy about the change. The National Association of Taxi Drivers asked ARESEP earlier this week not to approve any more fare decreases for the rest of the year, claiming ARESEP used outdated costs to calculate the fares.ARESEP Transportation Intendent Enrique Muñoz said the fares were calculated based on all information related to operating costs, “just like taxi drivers asked us at a public demonstration in June.” Drivers at the time were hoping for for higher fares, not lower ones.New fares will come into force the day after ARESEP’s decree is published in the official newspaper La Gaceta.Despite the drop, fairs will still be higher than those charged by ride-hailing service Uber, which launched operations here in August. Current Uber rates are ₡500 ($0.93) for the first kilometer and ₡300 ($0.56) for additional ones. Facebook Comments Related posts:Regulatory Authority proposes reducing taxi fares Costa Rica taxi fares to drop Taxi fares to increase Regulatory Authority proposes reduction in taxi fareslast_img read more

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Summary Box Pakistan high court disqualifies PM

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories The vital role family plays in society How men can have a healthy 2019 ErrorOK ErrorOK (AP) – WHAT DID THE COURT DECIDE? Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from office after failing to open a corruption case against the country’s president. Both are members of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party.WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT? It must decide whether to fight the court decision and try to keep Gilani in office or nominate another candidate for prime minister. With the PPP-led coalition’s majority in parliament, it may be able to replace Gilani and stay in office until elections that must be held by early next year. Resisting the court could trigger a constitutional crisis. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Sponsored Stories REPERCUSSIONS FOR THE US AND THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN? The government’s attention has been focused for months on dealing with this developing political crisis, so it has not had the time or political will to tackle weighty issues such as Taliban reconciliation. As it fights for its political future, the PPP is also unlikely to want to take the unpopular position of re-opening supply lines to U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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