Adelaide hold WSW after Elsey red

first_imgNikola Mileusnic hit a quickfire brace as 10-man Adelaide United played out an entertaining 2-2 A-League draw against Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers Stadium.Nathan Konstandopoulos’ foul on Tarek Elrich gave Oriol Riera the opportunity to score from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time – he only did so after Paul Izzo parried his initial effort.Mileusnic’s sharp shooting put Adelaide in the ascendancy before Riera found himself at the centre of the game’s main talking point, with Jordan Elsey sent off after an hour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Bruce Kamau scored a fine equaliser but the Wanderers could not make their numerical advantage count as both teams pushed for a winner.A Boxing Day thriller at Coopers. #ALeague #ADLvWSW pic.twitter.com/3bkqmv4X2R— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) December 26, 2018Western Sydney were the better side early on but almost fell behind when Craig Goodwin’s deflected free-kick looped against the right-hand post.Izzo made brilliant save from Riera at close quarters in the 43rd minute and denied the Spanish striker once again from the penalty spot, only for the Wanderers star to dispatch his fourth of the season from the rebound.Adelaide found a swift response three minutes into the second half when Scott Galloway’s low cross took a nick off Josh Ridson to leave Mileusnic with a simple finish at the back post.Mileusnic made it two goals in seven minutes when he charged onto a slide-rule pass from captain Isaias to nutmeg Nick Suman, the rookie goalkeeper who should have done better.The Wanderers were reeling but the game turned abruptly once more when Elsey caught Riera with an elbow and was given a second yellow card after a lengthy discussion between the officials.A minute after the defender walked, Western Sydney were level as Kamau controlled smoothly and lashed an unstoppable strike into the roof of the net.Izzo stood firm to deny Roly Bonevacia, preserving a point that edges Adelaide up to sixth, still three points better off than Western Sydney in ninth.last_img read more

Pakistan vs South Africa: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 30

first_imgPakistan vs South Africa: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 30Dream11 Prediction, Pakistan vs South Africa Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: In a battle of pace bowlers at Lord’s in London, South Africa, and Pakistan will fight to keep their chances of making the semi-final alive.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 11:54 IST Pakistan vs South Africa Captain and Vice Captain Prediction. (Reuters Photo)Pakistan takes on South Africa at Lord’s in their World Cup 2019 match, days after their crushing defeat to arch-rivals India.Both Pakistan and South Africa have struggled for consistency and another defeat should all but end their chances of making the World Cup 2019 semi-finals. South Africa is at the 8th spot of the 10-team points table with just 3 points from 6 matches while Pakistan is 9th with 3 points from 5 matches.On Sunday, it will be all about holding their nerves and executing their skills as pointed by Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz. The fast bowler has also rung the warning bell for the opposition and said that the Pakistan players have discussed their mistakes and are looking to make up for lost time.The weather is expected to be cloudy, but there is no sign of rain as such and the pitch should aid the batsmen. So, both teams will expect their batsmen to stand up and make it count in a match that will decide on their future in the showpiece event. The spinners will also come into the picture if the sun is out.Dream 11 Predictions for Pakistan vs South Africa, World Cup 2019BatsmenWith both teams have a bad time with the bat at World Cup 2019, picking a few shouldn’t be a tough ask. Babar Azam should definitely be in your list, considering he is due a big knock which may come at Lord’s on Sunday.Quinton de Kock and Fakhar Zaman as openers seems to be an ideal choice while both Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen can be good choices, considering their form in World Cup 2019. Hashim Amla? Maybe, yes.advertisementBowlersMohammad Amir, who is in red-hot form, should be your first pick, considering the overcast conditions as well. Kagiso Rabada, a no-brainer. He can be captain of your Dream 11 team. Imran Tahir and Shadab Khan as spinners? What about picking Mohammad Hasnain? The impressive Pakistan pacer might get a look in on Sunday. Not to forget Wahab Riaz. Fancy him getting a five-wicket haul at Lord’s?WicketkeeperSarfaraz Ahmed hasn’t been in the best of form at World Cup 2019. Quinton de Kock is certainly a better choice if you’re not a hardcore Pakistan fan.All-roundersChris Morris? Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have been inconsistent and it’s likely one of them may even be dropped for Sunday’s tie.Pakistan vs South Africa: Dream 11 team – Mohammad Amir (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Quinton de Kock (Vice-Captain), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Morris, Shadab Khan, Imran Tahir, Wahab Riaz, Kagiso RabadaSquads Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar ZamanSouth Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz ShamsiAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Memes galore as Virat Kohli pleads with folded hands to umpire over DRS callAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India had faith in death bowlers, says Kedar JadhavAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow pakistan vs south africa dream11 Nextlast_img read more

Local Authorities Challenged to Become More Self-Sufficient

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is calling on local authorities to become more self-sufficient, in order to reduce their dependency on central government.He was addressing the opening ceremony of the inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, St. Andrew, today (April 9).“If we speak about the independence of local government, then we should create our own niche of revenue, and it’s time we extricate ourselves from the pockets of central government by becoming more relevant when it comes to generating our own sources of revenue,” the Minister said.Mr. McKenzie emphasised that the potential is there for this to become a reality, noting that “this is one area of disappointment in local government”.The Minister argued that the success of central government requires the continued success of local government.“Local government has and continues to be the most accessible and intimate form of government to the citizens anywhere, (and) its importance continues to grow. As our collective economy and societies evolve, we should pool our intellectual and social capacities to drive and support development in our cities, municipalities and countries,” he said.The Minister said the conference provides an opportunity for local government practitioners to share best practices and significantly improve the quality of service provided to citizens, particularly in starting the process of coordinating the creation of smart cities across the Caribbean.“The starting point of this process is the sharing of ideas – communication and information technologies – to increase efficiency and creativity of our operations. In this way, we will positively affect service delivery and governance in our cities and municipalities, and, at the same time, we will more strongly contribute to the share of the limited budget resources that are available to the local authorities,” he said.The conference, which ends on April 11, is being held under the theme ‘Caribbean Cities: Honouring the Past, Embracing a Smart Future’. It is geared towards building relationships and understanding among mayors and local government practitioners from across the Caribbean.It is organised by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is calling on local authorities to become more self-sufficient, in order to reduce their dependency on central government. Mr. McKenzie emphasised that the potential is there for this to become a reality, noting that “this is one area of disappointment in local government”. “If we speak about the independence of local government, then we should create our own niche of revenue, and it’s time we extricate ourselves from the pockets of central government by becoming more relevant when it comes to generating our own sources of revenue,” the Minister said.last_img read more

Women Invited to Participate in Outdoor Winter Activities

first_imgWomen who want to learn new outdoor skills this winter can participate in a weekend of fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The three-day workshop, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, will be held at Nova Scotia Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts in St. Anns, Victoria Co., Feb. 19-21. The workshop was created in 1991 in response to barriers that discouraged women from participating in some outdoor activities. The program is available across Canada and the United States. The weekend will introduce women to ice fishing, cross-country skiing, winter camping, trapping, geo-caching, nature in winter, winter birding, wilderness navigation, scouting for wildlife, winter woodsy and nature photography. Sessions are at an introductory level and equipment is provided. The cost is $229 and includes HST, meals and accommodations. Program partners are the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Department of Health Promotion and Protection. For more information, contact Becoming an Outdoors Woman at 902-424-5832, e-mail bowns@gov.ns.ca or visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/outdoor.last_img read more

Bill Gates Looks at 2013s Successes

first_imgSource:The Gates Notes Bill Gates has taken a look at the last year, and compiled an uplifting list to offer hope for humanity in 2014.He posted on TheGatesNotes.com, saying:“If you measure progress by the number of children who die of preventable causes, or by the number of people who escape extreme poverty—as I do—then 2013 was definitely a good year.”Gates goes on to list the incredible headway made in the fight against polio, with quick reaction times helping to wipe out and limit the spread of polio around the world.He discusses the fall of child mortality and poverty rates, and takes a moment to appreciate the impact that wealthier countries can have when they focus on making a difference.His list links to graphics and articles that help readers understand the issues more deeply, including a link to the new website, Global Burden of Disease, which offers a variety of graphs and charts to allow people to explore global health data.Gates ends with a personal note of gratitude, acknowledging the people – from world leaders who met with him, to volunteers working in dangerous places – who have joined with him to make progress and save lives.Much of the work discussed in his list was connected in some way to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but Bill has also recently been making a difference on a more personal level.One woman had an incredible surprise this Christmas when she discovered Bill Gates was her Secret Santa over on reddit.com. The recipient was touched by the perfection of Gates’ gift to her and the thought that went into the process. She was particularly happy that he opened her eyes to Heifer International, as part of his gift to her was a cow! For a fun light read about Santa Gates, click here.For a dose of hope for the future, and facts that you can offer people who aren’t yet optimistic about 2014, read Bill Gates’ Year in Review here.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

US Seeks to Sanction China over ‘Mass Detention’ of Chinese Muslims

Rabat – US lawmakers are pushing for Washington to take a firmer stance on China’s controversial treatment of Uighur Muslims.Rabat – Rekindling debates on a damning bill for Beijing, the US Senate on Thursday put on the floor a bill that would see Washington impose a host of sanctions on Beijing over its “discriminatory” measures against Chinese Muslims. The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, as the bill is called, entails “creation of positions within the State Department, FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies to study issues related to the ongoing internment program,” the Washington Post reported yesterday. While the move comes amid tense China-US relations, particularly in the domains of trade, technology, and security intelligence, the bill is not without precedence.Read Also: Crackdown Against Muslims: China Closes Three MosquesAccording to the Post’s report, a similar move was initiated in November amid global outcry over China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang region. But that first move did not succeed because the bill “was not taken in the Senate before the congressional session ran out.”While “pressuring” China toward more decent treatment of Xinjiang’s Uighurs, the move also entails monitoring by the FBI of US-residing Chinese Muslims. The goal is to investigate China’s “intimidation” outreach in the US and assess whether and how Uighurs living in the US have been “intimidated… [by China’s] globe-spanning efforts over the last two years to repatriate them for indoctrination.”Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Robert Menendez of New Jersey are the two driving forces behind the revival of the bill. Both senators said it is about the US holding China more accountable for its numerous breaches of geopolitical norms, especially on trade and human rights.Read Also: Persecuted Muslim Uighurs of China Call on Muslim Countries for Help“The time to act is now,” said Rubio. Also included in the bill are proposals to issue travel and financial bans on Chinese officials linked to the Uighur detention centers.Senator Menendez said the US has a solemn obligation to stand up to China’s “autocratic regime.” He said, “I am proud to help lead this important effort so we don’t abandon our values and simply turn a blind eye as a million Muslims are unjustly imprisoned and forced into labor camps by an autocratic Chinese regime.”Making Islam compatible with Chinese identitySince August 2018, China has faced global outcry for rounding up over a million Uighurs and detaining them in what the Chinese regime calls “counter-extremism centers” or “political reeducation camps.”The UN has denounced Beijing’s “arbitrary” and “mass detention” of thousands on the basis that their religion makes them “enemies of the state.” Some critics went as far as suggesting that China was “treating Islam like a mental illness.” Such criticism pointed out the Chinese regime’s “official” take on religion—especially Islam—as a venue for extremism and anti-communist indoctrination.Read Also: China Arrests Muslims in Xinjiang Province for Not Drinking AlcoholMeanwhile, Beijing has constantly sniffed at the outcry. China says the condemnations of its move are “biased” and stem from a West-driven “hysteria” only seeking to interfere with the country’s internal affairs. Beijing maintains that what the UN’s and other equally “biased” reports have called a crackdown or mass detention are in fact “education camps” for Uighurs to make their religion “more compatible” with Chinese identity. Earlier this month, China passed a law that sought to make Islam more Chinese. According to Chinese officials, the law envisions “guiding Islam” by rethinking how it is practiced in a Chinese context and making it “more compatible with socialism.” read more

Grains mostly higher, livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was up 2 cents at $4.6240 a bushel; May corn fell 1 cent at $3.60 a bushel; May oats gained 7.80 cents at $2.8720 a bushel; while May soybeans rose .20 cent at 8.9720 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was off .32 cent at $1.2595 a pound; Apr. feeder cattle rose .50 cent at $1.4582 a pound; Apr. lean hogs fell .07 cent at .7925 a pound.The Associated Press

Planned summit offers chance for progress on Korean peninsula official tells UN

28 September 2007A planned summit meeting next week bringing together leaders of the two Koreas offers the chance to take relations between them to a new level and consolidate peace on their shared peninsula, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea told the United Nations General Assembly today. A planned summit meeting next week bringing together leaders of the two Koreas offers the chance to take relations between them to a new level and consolidate peace on their shared peninsula, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea told the United Nations General Assembly today.Addressing the Assembly’s annual high-level debate, Song Min-soon said the leaders “will explore ways to increase mutual trust through political and military confidence-building measures, as well as ways to lay the groundwork for an eventual Inter-Korean Economic Community.”Anticipating progress in the denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), he said this would lead to a new peace regime replacing the half-century-old armistice on the peninsula. He pointed out that this would have a beneficial effect far beyond the two countries. “A peace process on the Korean Peninsula will open the path to a regional security dialogue, and the resultant improvement in North-East Asian security will further strengthen regional and global cooperation for peace and security,” he said. The ongoing Six-Party Talks, which bring together the two Koreas, the United States, the Russian Federation, China and Japan, offer “a real opportunity for change,” he added.“We hope that our partners in this process will help us transform today’s uncertainty into tomorrow’s stability and prosperity.” read more

UN chief applauds Malaysians for strong commitment to democracy

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN chief welcomed the formation of a new Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and paid tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Najib Razak.The UN chief added that he was looking forward to working closely with Malaysia on issues of mutual interest.The new Prime Minister is no stranger to the job, having led the country for much of the 1980s and 1990s, and at 92 he has become the world’s oldest elected leader.The coalition of parties which he led to victory, secured 113 of the 222 seats being contested.The elections, held on 9 May, saw a voter turnout of 76 per cent, according to media reports.

Military Bowl Matchup

Virginia Tech (6-6, ACC) vs. Cincinnati (10-2, AAC), noon, EST, Dec. 31.LOCATION: Annapolis, Md.TOP PLAYERSVirginia Tech: QB Ryan Willis, a junior, completed 58 per cent of passes, 2,497 yards, 22 TDs, 8 INT; WR Damon Hazelton 45 catches, 745 yards, 8 TDs.Cincinnati: QB Desmond Ridder, completed 66 per cent, 2,359 yards, 19 TDs, 5 INT; RB Michael Warren, 1,163 yards rushing, 17 TDs, 1 fumble.NOTABLE:Virginia Tech: The Hokies are making their 26th straight bowl appearance, longest active streak in the country, although they needed a couple of late wins to make it. They survived despite losing quarterback Josh Jackson early.Cincinnati: It was a turnaround season for the Bearcats coach Luke Fickell with the only losses to UCF and Temple.LAST TIMEVirginia Tech 33, Cincinnati 17BOWL HISTORYVirginia Tech: Coincidentally, when the teams last met it was in this same Military Bowl when Virginina Tech won. The Hokies have not missed a bowl game since 1992. The Hokies had appeared in only seven bowl games before then.Cincinnati: The Bearcats end a three-year bowl drought. This is the Bearcats’ 14th bowl game. They are 6-8 all-time in the post-season.The Associated Press read more

Liam Doyle Chris Froschauer receive Big Ten awards for Ohio State mens

OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer (32) kicks the ball during a game against Cleveland State on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team rebounded after a slow start to win the regular-season Big Ten title. Now, two of its players have received a personal accolade to go along with the team title. On Friday, it was announced that OSU senior defender Liam Doyle was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, while senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer was awarded Goalkeeper of the Year for the conference.Doyle and Froschauer, along with a fellow Buckeye in senior forward Kyle Culbertson, were voted onto the first-team all-Big Ten, as well.After transferring to OSU from Cincinnati State, Doyle has made his mark on the program. The Isle of Man, United Kingdom, native started every game last season before being named a co-captain for the 2015 season.Doyle, who was also first-team all-Big Ten in 2014, was a critical cog to the OSU backline that surrendered just six conference goals this season. The senior, who was a unanimous first-team selection, also chipped in two goals of his own— one of which was a game-winner against Indiana on Oct. 10 — while registering six assists.After leading the Big Ten in save percentage with a mark of .805 and tallying eight clean sheets in 2015, the Goalkeeper of the Year award is a fitting way for Froschauer to cap off his final collegiate campaign.Like Doyle, Froschauer also began his career elsewhere. The Union, Kentucky, native transferred to OSU after being the starting goalie for Dayton for three seasons. Froschauer won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week four times during OSU’s run to capture the regular-season title.The top-seeded Buckeyes are set to kick off play in the conference tournament on Sunday at 4 p.m. on the turf of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU is scheduled to face the winner of No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Penn State. read more

Total Equipment Services to adapt dynaCERTs HydraGEN emissions reduction tech for underground

first_imgdynaCERT Inc announces that it has entered into an agreement with Total Equipment Services Inc (TES Inc), an underground mining equipment manufacturer, to adapt its HydraGEN Technology for engine emissions reduction to build a safe, healthy and positive environment to the underground mining industry and its personnel. For dynaCERT, this significant agreement is the first with an Original Equipment Manufacturer.TES Inc has become a dealer of dynaCERT’s HydraGEN Technology and will immediately feature dynaCERT’s HG145 products to its clients in Canada. In addition, dynaCERT and TES Inc have agreed to collaborate together to create markets for innovative products aimed at the reduction of NOx, THC, particulate matter, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in underground mining environments, globally, by the integration of HydraGENä Technology with equipment manufactured by TES Inc.Total Equipment Services Inc is a privately-owned Canadian company located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, which specializes in the distributing, servicing, rebuilding, and manufacturing of mining equipment. TES Inc is a fully integrated mining supply company that provides product and service solutions to the mining industry. “The company works closely with industry partners to evaluate their needs and develop customised solutions that keep their mines moving efficiently. TES Inc is the proud manufacturer of SPARTA, a customisable line of utility vehicles, engineered for underground mining. SPARTA has gone through extensive development and has incorporated invaluable positive reaction from engineers, operators, and mine managers worldwide.”Kevin Whynott, President of TES Inc commented, “At TES Inc we are excited about the potential impact this partnership can have on creating a safer work environment for underground miners. These miners face serious health risks from exposure to diesel particulate matter contained in the exhaust released from heavy diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. There is a need to focus on reducing emissions now. With newer technologies like HydraGEN Technology we may have the ability to significantly lower the emissions on pre-existing and new diesel equipment entering the mines every day.”Jim Payne, President & CEO of dynaCERT stated, “We are very pleased to be working with TES Inc and their experienced team to penetrate the worldwide underground mining market. Along with our recent award at the Mining Cleantech Challenge in Colorado in March this year, our collaboration with TES Inc will enable our HydraGEN Technology to be recognised as a very beneficial product for the mining industry. I am looking forward to working with Kevin Whynott, CEO of TES, who, after our first meeting at PDAC this year, followed by his visit to our Toronto facilities where he witnessed our products and manufacturing, he very quickly recognised how our association would help achieve his commitments to safety and air quality in underground mining. Kevin clearly stated his number one concern was the reduction of NOx and particulate matter, which is exactly how HydraGEN Technology can be a solution to apprehensions of mining executives and employees.”last_img read more

Anton Mansson goes back to Bundesliga – TBV Lemgo

Anton ManssonTBV Lemgo The Swedish line-player Anton Mansson will back to DKB Bundesliga after only a season in the Swiss best team, Kadetten Schaffhausen. As Handball-Planet.com finds out, Mansson will join TBV Lemgo from the summer 2015. A 25 years old Swedish guy has four years experience in the best league in the world with MT Melsungen (2010-2014). He came to Germany from H43 Lund, but also played in the local rival Lugi HF.Mansson has 6 apperances for the Swedish NT. He scored 9 goals in four matches for Kadetten in EHF Champions League.PHOTO. KADETTEN SCHAFFHAUSEN ← Previous Story Diego Simonet to miss tournament in Brazil Next Story → Wisla Plock looking for new playmaker – Szollosi is close…

HP TouchPad 32GB on sale at TigerDirect today if youre quick

first_imgBeen waiting for your chance to pick up a dirt-cheap HP TouchPad? Well, those days are gone, my friends. But at least you can score one at a decent price if you don’t mind paying for a pile of bundled accessories — which is a nice alternative to having to buy a laptop to get a TouchPad.TigerDirect has gotten its paws on a limited number of 32GB TouchPads and is putting them up for grabs at 2:30pm Eastern today. In addition to the formerly $149, larger-capacity TouchPad (it’s the 16GB version that sold for $99), you’ll also take home a Belkin case to protect your new tablet, a FlipBlade stand, Creative Labs’ D80 Bluetooth speaker, and a 16GB HP USB flash drive. All told, the TouchPad bundle will set you back $279.That’s not a bad deal when you break down the TigerDirect package. The 32GB TouchPad originally sold for $599 back when HP wasn’t sure what the heck it wanted to do with its webOS hardware, the PC division, and everything else for that matter.Since the original fire sale, the best deal we’ve seen pop up for some of the remaining 32GB TouchPads was $240 for the tablet alone, so this is definitely in the same ballpark. As has been the case with every new batch of TouchPads that become available, you’ll need to act fast if you actually want to take one home.With the CyanogenMod team within striking distance, it’s not going to be long before there’s a fully functional, stable version of their modified Android for the TouchPad. Sure, you can get other Android tablets for less than $279 right now, but none have as much storage as the 32GB TouchPad, many don’t have a dual-core processor, and none of them will let you dual-boot webOS and Android on the same device.More at TigerDirect and PreCentrallast_img read more

3D printed meat could soon be cheap and tasty enough to win

first_imgThe next time you’re about to bite into a hamburger, take a moment to consider the resources that went into making it. In a recent Solve for X talk, Andras Forgacs laid out all the statistics, and explained how tantalizingly close we are to a more sustainable method of meat production. Basically, humanity may soon be 3D printing meat instead of growing it in an animal.Forgacs starts by explaining just how costly a single quarter-pound beef patty is to produce. For that one serving, 6.7lbs of grains, 600 gallons of water, and 75 square feet of grazing land were used. Now multiply that by 1000 to find your (approximate) impact — the average American eats over 220lbs of meat each year. Additionally, at least 18% of greenhouse gas emissions are due to meat production. All this for one burger?As economic opportunities continue to lift populations around the world into the middle class, demand for meat is rising. With 7 billion people on the planet, we are sustained by 60 billion land animals. When the population hits 9 billion somewhere around 2050 we would need 100 billion land animals. That would be ecologically devastating, so something has to change.Advances in bioengineering have been able to produce meat analogs, but the process has always been stupendously expensive, and the results were only passable. It turns out that it’s actually very difficult to match the taste and texture of animal muscle tissue by growing cells in the lab. The marbling of fats and connective tissue is integral to the experience of eating a burger.Applying 3D printing to artificial meats could be the answer, according to Forgacs. If you take tissue engineering and add in some 3D printing, you get the burgeoning field of bioprinting. Researchers are working with cell aggregates as the medium in bioprinting (as opposed to plastics in regular 3D printing). Layer after layer of cells can be laid down to more closely resemble the genuine article. Researchers can basically build a block of muscle that never lived.So maybe it’s going to be possible to make artificial meat that feels and tastes like the real deal, but what about cost? Well, Forgacs concedes that it does still cost a few thousand dollars to make a pound of meat in the lab. Unless you’re seeking the most expensive burger in the world, that’s no good. Still, the cost of real meat is inevitably going up and the printed stuff will become cheaper as economies of scale kick in. The process right now is taking place in a research lab, not a large production facility.Printed meats will eventually become cost-competitive with the dead animal kind. Until then, we may all have to take a closer look at what we’re eating.last_img read more

Maldini delighted with Higuains goal

first_imgFormer AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini reveals his delight with Gonzalo Higuain’s goal during the club’s 1–1 with Cagliari.Gennaro Gattuso’s men were held to a 1-1 draw away from home at Cagliari, and have won only one game so far this season, sitting at a disappointing 13th position on the Italian league table.Joao Pedro gave the home side the lead in the fourth minute but a goal from Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain ensured the San Siro club shared the spoils on the night.Meanwhile, former Italy and AC Milan captain, Maldini, who was appointed as the club’s Sporting Strategy & Director said he was pleased with the goal despite the result.Speaking to Milan TV, as quoted by the club’s official website, he said:Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusHiguain is glad of Juve return and reunited with Ronaldo George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Gonzalo Higuain is happy he returned to Juventus and has the opportunity to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine spent last season on loan…“It’s our third match of the season, we have to work on the psychological aspect. We are technically stronger than Cagliari, we also need to improve physically”.“The bright spot of the night was El Pipita’s debut goal in the Red and Black. Such players live for goals, we are happy he managed to score”.“Finally, the Europa League: “Europe is our home, we want to go far in the competition”.AC Milan next face Dudelange in the opening game of this season’s UEFA Europa League campaign on Thursday away from home.last_img read more

Genoa boss on Piatek and Napoli clash

first_imgGenoa boss Ivan Juric believes Krzysztof Piatek is not worried about his mini goal drought but accepts the striker must be confidentPiatek notched in 13 goals in his first nine appearances for Genoa since his summer move from Polish side Cracovia, but the 23-year-old has gone three games without finding the back of the net.“We worked well all week except yesterday because the turf was heavy due to the rain,” Juric revealed to Football Italia at a Press conference for Saturday’s match against Napoli in Serie A.“Today I’ll decide how to replace Sandro in midfield; tomorrow we’ll have to play the right game, with the courage to attack.“In Italy, the calibre of the top teams has risen a lot. Napoli are a great team, who always play to win.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Piatek is fit and has recovered. He had chances to score in the last few games, but he’s working calmly.“He knows there are times when the ball doesn’t go in, but he must remain confident. Genoa showed a lot of bravery at San Siro.“I’m convinced that our team have ample room for improvement. I prefer a different kind of football to Ballardini, who did a great job with this team.“Sometimes we’re naive because we’re young. Tomorrow we’ll play with two forwards. Tactically we’ll do something different, but something very similar to before.“Lisandro Lopez? He’s a sincere professional, who offers class and serenity. Sooner or later he’ll be very useful. Romero is giving me guarantees at the moment.”last_img read more

People on the Move 040810

first_imgHarvard Business Review has beefed up its editorial team by appointing three new senior editors: ex-Newsweek senior articles editor Dan McGinn; Alison Beard, a former editor at the Financial Times; and Jimmy Guterman, who most recently served as executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review.Carol Smith was named vice president and publishing director of Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit and the Gourmet brand. Previously, Smith served as senior vice president and chief brand officer of Hachette’s Elle Group.Hearst announced some top-level editorial changes at three of its magazines: House Beautiful editor Stephen Drucker has moved over as editor-in-chief of Town&Country, replacing Pamela Fiori, who will serve as editor-at-large; House Beautiful style director Newell Turner was elevated to editor-in-chief; and Dara Caponigro was named editor-in-chief, replacing founding top editor Lisa Newsom, who will become editor-at-large. WSJ. magazine appointed Jolie Wernette-Horn director of design. Most recently, Wernette-Horn served as deputy art director at Harpers Bazaar.O’Reilly Media named Fran Reilly publisher of its Maker Media division, which publishes DIY title Make. Previously, Reilly served as a consulting publisher for Make, and was principal of Reilly Emerging Media.Meredith Corp. appointed Brian Knightlinger group associate publisher and director of sales for its Parents Network, which includes Parents and American Baby magazines. Knightlinger, who joined Meredith in 1997, most recently served as publisher of Midwest Living.Lincolnshire, Illinois-based Vance Publishing named Dean E. Horowitz vice president of e-media. Horowitz joins Vance from Reed Business Information, where he most recently served as general manager of its Construction Media group and as e-media group director of its Chicago division.Harper’s appointed Rafil Kroll-Zaidi as managing editor, replacing Ellen Rosenbush, who had served as the magazine’s acting editor (following the dismissal of former editor Roger D. Hodge earlier this year). Kroll-Zaidi joined Harper’s in 2006 as an assistant editor and has written its “Findings” column.Blood-Horse Publications appointed Charles H. Payne as associate publisher of The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care. Previously, Payne managed ad sales to equine healthcare companies for Blood-Horse’s Horse Media Group.Norb Garrett was named senior vice president and group publisher of Source Interlink Media’s Action Sports and Recreation division. Most recently, Garrett served as an editorial consultant to the Competitor Group.Time Inc. announced a pair of personnel changes: Samantha Fennell was appointed executive director of corporate sales and Michael Crowley was named a Washington bureau senior correspondent at Time magazine.1105 Media’s Government Information Group named Kevin O’Grady group publisher. Previously, O’Grady served as vice president of publications at Canon Communications.last_img read more

5G is still a little magic a little smoke and mirrors

first_img MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about Comments Galaxy S10 5G camera, 5G demo at MWC 2019 reading • 5G is still a little magic, a little smoke and mirrors Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 feels like practical magic Mobile World Congress 2019 “This is truly revolutionary and just one of the benefits 5G will bring us,” said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA, the mobile trade organization that puts on MWC.This is one of the most dramatic examples of how 5G can change our lives. It’s been long touted as a game-changing technology, with the ability to dramatically boost the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. It can run between 10 and 100 times faster than your typical cellular connection today. It’s quicker than anything you can get from a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house. And latency is lower than what Wi-Fi provides. A sign touting 5G at Mobile World Congress 2019.At Mobile World Congress this year, there were plenty of signs touting 5G. Miquel Llop/Getty Images The technology could have big implications for health care and other areas. All human medical knowledge in the world doubles every 18 months, de Lacy said, so there’s no way all doctors can keep up with the latest advances. Having a specialist remotely advising less-experienced, on-the-ground doctors has the ability to greatly improve the outcome for patients. But first, the message must be delivered quickly enough. Ultralow latency is vital. Delays in the time it takes to send an instruction and receive it could be a matter of life or death. “When you have 5G, you have no delay,” de Lacy told CNET after the demonstration on Wednesday. He said his team has experimented with remote-assisted surgeries for about a decade but wasn’t able to get the responsiveness needed until 5G arrived. “Before [5G], we have to freeze the image and you can draw, but the surgeon is moving on,” de Lacy said.For the rest of us regular smartphone users, there’s not yet a clear reason why we actually need 5G. Showing consumers the real benefits of the ultrafast networking technology could be one of the toughest hurdles the industry faces this year. Eventually, we’ll all have 5G devices. But if there are no compelling uses, getting us to shell out hundreds more for a 5G phone instead of a 4G device could be a hard sell, at least until more apps and services are available that tap into 5G. 5G’s debutFor all 5G’s expected benefits, it’s hard to actually understand just what the technology will be like. Everyone touts the speed benefits — you can download an entire TV season in seconds — but there’s only so much downloading and streaming we’ll all do when we get our 5G phones. Demos of the tech tend to skew toward uses like virtual reality and gaming, but it’s difficult to tell the difference here between a 5G connection and Wi-Fi. Right now there aren’t really any apps that truly take advantage of 5G. When the technology was being designed, it was meant to connect things, not phones, said Fredrik Jejiling, head of networks at Ericsson. That includes smart home devices, cars, robots in factories and other items. It’s unclear exactly what the killer apps will be.”Who could have thought we’d get Uber out of 4G?” Jejiling said in an interview Tuesday at MWC. “We do know we’ve got a lot of innovative people around. With great technology in the hands of these guys, magical things can happen.” Now playing: Watch this: More from MWC 2019 28 Photos 5:18 Here at MWC in 2019, though, it’s only a simulated 5G network. HTC’s 5G Hub that’s powering the Vive Focus Plus is really connected through a physical high-speed cable.”To get [real 5G] into our booth would be a ludicrous investment from us,” Nigel Newby-House, HTC associate vice president of product planning and go-to-market, said in an interview ahead of MWC. It’s difficult to get the spectrum needed for live 5G demos, and it’s expensive to install the technology in the convention center for a week.  Because of that, HTC wasn’t the only company running 5G demos using non-5G connectivity. Ericsson’s massive booth had some demos — like its mixed reality Batman vs. The Scarecrow game — that ran over a real 5G network. But others used hard-wired or Wi-Fi connections to show off possible 5G applications.In one I tried, two people wear Microsoft HoloLens headsets and hold a haptics-enabled pen in their hands. They have to work together to move virtual puzzle pieces into their proper slots. You can hear the digital pieces drop and can feel feedback through the vibrating pen as each person lifts a side of the piece. 5G on the Galaxy S10 makes it possible to pinch-and-zoom for a closeup of a player, or rotate the athlete in real time.5G on the Galaxy S10 makes it possible to pinch-and-zoom for a closeup of a player, or rotate the athlete in real time. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET When the two participants are in the same room, lag time isn’t an issue. They’re able to work together with no problems. But if one participant were in Spain and another were in the US, working together and moving the same item at the same time would require 5G and its ultralow latency. At Samsung’s booth, the company showed off the Galaxy S10 5G’s speed with a canned demo on a 4G phone and one live demo, in which its phone streamed a prerecorded baseball game over Samsung’s live 5G network. The idea is you, as a game viewer, would be able to almost put yourself in the action. You could zoom in on parts of the game to see a player close, or rotate the field of view to do things like examine the pitcher’s stance. It takes high speeds and low latency from 5G to make the intensive actions possible without buffering and freezing. For now those uses are largely just experimental. It’s not until the networks actually turn on and devices roll out that we’ll see new, innovative apps that tap into 5G. And then everything else, like health care, industry and smart homes, will benefit from 5G too. For the team behind the MWC surgery demo, giving real-time advice to doctors from far away is just the start. Eventually, doctors will actually be able to conduct surgeries from remote locations using equipment that’s connected through a 5G link. “We’ve been connecting people and a few things, and now [with 5G], everything will be connected,” said Julia Velasco, network deployment director at Vodafone, which provided the 5G link for the Barcelona hospital’s surgery. “Once everything is connected, then remote operations would be truly physical.” Originally published March 3 at 5 a.m. PT. Update, March 4 at 5 a.m.: Adds background material. Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Nearly all big handset makers will jump into 5G early this year. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone vendor, unveiled its first 5G phone ahead of MWC during its Unpacked event in San Francisco. Last week, Oppo talked up its first, not-yet-named 5G phone. Huawei showed off its 5G Mate X foldable at MWC, and Xiaomi detailed its Mi Mix 3 5G. MWC also marked the debut of LG’s V50 and ZTE’s Axon 10 Pro, and Sony and OnePlus showed off prototypes for devices they’ll launch this year.When Xiaomi unveiled its first 5G phone at MWC, Donovan Sung, director of product management for the company’s global team, called an executive over a live 5G network. The video call worked but was kind of underwhelming — at least for this reporter, who was seeing her first live 5G demo. There didn’t seem to be anything different from a normal video chat. “What you guys may not realize is we just made history,” Sung said to a smattering of applause during the Mi Mix 3 5G demo on Monday at MWC. “This is the first time in Xiaomi history that we’ve ever done a 5G video call outside of China.”At MWC 2019, companies from Ericsson to Samsung sought to show journalists and attendees the reasons why we’re all going to need 5G. Most involved gaming of some sort, like VR streamed to headsets and a baseball app that lets you jump into the action of a live game. The only hitch: Some of those 5G demos didn’t actually run on 5G networks. Not quite 5GThree bright orange, geometric figures run straight at me. I grip a controller in my right hand and pick up a virtual gun, reflexively squeezing the trigger to stop the figures’ advance. Next, I pick up a bottle and other items to hurl at them. Finally, I grip my hands into fists and punch the attackers as I try to save myself. Spoiler: I don’t survive. I’m wearing HTC’s new Vive Focus Plus cordless VR headset and playing the Superhot VR game. That in itself is notable. The Vive Focus Plus is HTC’s only standalone VR headset and it’s not yet on sale. But what makes this demo even more interesting is that the game is being streamed over a 5G network to the headset. Well, sort of. Instead of having to download games to the headset, I can stream anything I want, instantly. For now this is just a demo. When the Vive Focus Plus launches, the cloud streaming capability won’t be possible. But in the future, we’ll be able to stream high-resolution, virtual reality content from the cloud to a Vive headset via an HTC 5G Hub mobile hotspot. There won’t be any PC or unnecessary cables required. All we’ll need is a 5G connection. Mobile World Congress 2019center_img 13 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared • See All Phones Smart Home Components Mobile Apps Virtual Reality Apps Wellness Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Share your voice Tags Mobile World Congress 2019 Enlarge ImageDr. Antonio de Lacy, head of the gastrointestinal surgery at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, guides a team conducting real surgery from MWC 2019. The yellow line on the screen in the operating room was made by de Lacy from across town.  Shara Tibken/CNET The scene on the big display in front of me looks like something from Grey’s Anatomy. A team of doctors and nurses lean over a patient who’s draped with a white cloth, while a TV screen beside the operating table displays a video of the patient’s colon.Suddenly, a yellow line appears on that video, showing the doctors where to cut. A voice comes over a loudspeaker, calmly talking to the surgeons.I’m at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and I’m watching what’s been billed as the world’s first live surgery that involves a doctor assisting from a remote location. Dr. Antonio de Lacy, head of the gastrointestinal surgery service at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, is here at MWC, giving advice to his medical team across the city. In real time, without any lag, the team sees what he’s drawing on a video of the patient’s colon, which tells them exactly what to do. This isn’t a TV show. It’s real. And it’s possible only because of the new 5G networking technology that’s rolling out across the world. There’s a live 5G network from Vodafone at the Barcelona hospital talking to a similar setup in Hall 4 of the Fira Gran Via, where MWC takes place. Xiaomi ZTE 5G Oppo HTC Huawei LG Microsoft Samsung Sony Ericsson Vodafone OnePluslast_img read more

MP Margani Bharat Ram inspects sand ramps in Rajamahendravaram

first_imgRajamahendravaram: MP Margani Bharat Ram has said that the state government is very much particular to supply sand to the people and Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has issued directions to the respective officials in this regard. He inspected Gayatri one, two and three sand ramps allotted to supply sand to the people here on Sunday along with YSRCP leaders. Later, he said Kotilingala Ghat one, two and three sand ramps were allotted to supply sand to CREDAI and government works. Village revenue officers are monitoring the supply of sand through online booking. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us After considering the problems of people, Gayatri ramps were allotted for the people. Directions were issued to the respective officials to supply sand to the people without any problem as per the nominal rates fixed by the government. Collector Muralidhar Reddy also visited the sand ramps recently and issued necessary directions to the officials. The government will take stern action against the respective officials and others, if any irregularities noticed in supply of sand, the MP warned. Later, he interacted with the people and asked about the supply of sand and asked them to pay the government fixed rates per unit. YSRCP city coordinator Routhu Suryaprakasa Rao and others accompanied the MP.last_img read more