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This day that year: When Kapil’s Devils created glory at 1983 World CupThis day that year: When Kapil’s Devils created glory at 1983 World Cup

first_imgIn an interview to India Today, legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev had said the West Indies had more Champagne at the mid-innings break of the 1983 World Cup final than India. Kapil’s men had posted a below-par total of 183 in the big final on June 25, 1983 at the Lord’s, London.It seemed India’s fairytale run in the World Cup would come to an end. The West Indies were set for a third straight title. Clive Llyod’s side had superstars who, on their day, could just blow away the challenge of chasing 184. But June 25, 1983 wasn’t their day. It was the day that arguably changed Indian cricket forever.Gordon Greenidge fails. Sir Vivian Richards walks in with the swagger that is known for. The gum-chewing slayer gets on with his innings and hits a flurry of boundaries.Madan Lal is under the pump but he isn’t willing to go away. He goes to skipper Kapil Dev and asks for the ball. Lal cramps Richards for room but the batting great tries to pull one into the stands. Instead, the ball balloons up and Kapil Dev takes a breathtaking catch to send the West Indies star walking back to the hut.Once Vivian Richards was dismissed, Indians had their tails up. Clive Lloyd fell to Roger Binny without troubling the scorers much. Jeff Dujon and Malcolm Marshall tried to revive the chase with a 43-run stand for the 7th wicket but Mohinder Amarnath stepped into action and removed both of them in quick succession.Amarnath dealt the final blow and sealed India’s historic win by trapping Michael Holding in front. West Indies were bowled out for 140. Their World Cup-winning streak was broken. Cricket had its new world champions!advertisement The scenes at Lord’s after India’s 1983 World Cup final triumph (Getty Images)From rank outsiders to world champions: ‘Weren’t silly thinking we would win’India were rank outsiders. London bookies offering 50:1 odds against them. In fact, many of the members of the World Cup-winning team in 1983 had planned for trips to the United States after the World Cup. All those plans had to be postponed, considering India’s success in the tournament.Speaking to India Today at Salaam Cricket 2019, batting great Sunil Gavaskar had clarified on the US trip rumours. Gavaskar added that India weren’t pessimistic about their chances but weren’t too “silly” to think they would go on to win the World Cup in 1983.”Our turnaround in the whole format started when we went to Australia in 1980 where we played 10 ODI games. That’s the first time we started to take ODI cricket seriously. Earlier on, we just went in like a Sunday game. This time there were prizes at the end. There was a trophy to be won as well. Earlier on, there was nothing to be won. Then we came to the West Indies in 1983 and we beat them in a match in Guyana,” Gavaskar added.”We weren’t silly by thinking we would win it. But we weren’t pessimistic.”36 years hence, India have another World Cup in their cabinet. Virat Kohli is now leading a young side that is bidding to bring home the country’s third World Cup trophy. In, 2011, India showcased that they are the new powerhouses of world cricket as an MS Dhoni-led side steamrolled oppositions on their way to World Cup glory.It is safe to say the image of Kapil Dev lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lord’s balcony changed the dynamics of world cricket. It inspired a million, including the greatest batsman to have ever graced planet Earth.Clive Llyod had got it right after the 1983 World Cup. Speaking on India’s win, the West Indies great had said: “Indian cricket has arrived. And it’s here to stay.”. Indeed, it did.Also Read | 1983 – Indira Gandhi declares public holiday after India create historyAlso Read | 1983 World Cup: Miracle at Lord’sAlso See:last_img read more

Football rumours: Sol Campbell to manage Oxford United?Football rumours: Sol Campbell to manage Oxford United?

first_imgTopics Sam Allardyce says he needs the hassle of trying to repair Everton The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Reading between the lines, it’s a mess. Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid? Nah, nothing to see here. Actually, maybe there is. “I’m not interested in those rumours; out of respect I don’t want to say anything because this happens every year,” said the Bayern Munich striker this week when asked about the prospect. That’s not quite a denial and, bearing in mind that in the past he has been entirely candid about his intentions, his sudden coyness may in fact be revelatory. Reading between the lines, it’s on! But who will be Real Madrid’s manager in the summer? The smart money now appears to be going on Joachim Löw, who may be in the market for a fresh challenge if he wins the World Cup again with Germany. Then again, he may figure he has a cushy gig where he is and can do without the hassle of managing on a day-to-day basis, especially not at the Cirque du Real.Manchester United are still on the hunt for a reliable centre-back and their sights are narrowing on Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij. The bad news for them, and the good news for the Italian club, is that Chelsea and Liverpool also fancy the Dutchman so there could be a dizzying bidding war when the transfer window re-opens.Marco Silva is preparing for war of another kind, as the ex-Watford boss is said to be consulting with legal experts to see about getting the lolly he believes he is owed following his sacking at Vicarage Road. Sol Campbell hopes to become the new manager of Oxford United and has held talks about the matter with the League One side. The vacancy created at Barnsley by the defection of Paul Heckingbottom to Leeds, meanwhile, could be filled by Grant McCann, an eventuality that would, of course, then leave a vacancy at Peterborough United. Read more Reuse this content features Leicester are said to have the hots for Patrick Roberts, the slinky forward currently shining at Celtic. But given that the 21-year-old belongs to Manchester City, with whom Leicester do not appear to be on the best of terms, we may be back to talking about things that aren’t going to happen. West Ham are also said to be keen on Roberts but, as we said, he’s 21 so it’s at least 15 years too soon for him to join them. But perhaps the waters are not, in fact, so choppy between Leicester and Manchester City. Leicester and Mahrez appear to have smoothed out their differences, at least, with reports this morning claiming that the Algeria international has made peace with his employers and declared himself ready to face Manchester City on Saturday. Sometimes the gossip is all about what’s not going on. And boy, have we got no news for you. Thomas Lemar to Liverpool? No, not happening. Having bid a gazillion pounds for the Monaco schemer a few months ago, the club have reportedly lost interest in him and begun exploring other targets instead. Gareth Bale to Arsenal? Nope, nary a mention anywhere. Makes you wonder, eh? Riyad Mahrez to resume playing for Leicester? Or to be allowed to leave in the summer? Nothing is certain on that front, as the player and his employer appear to be locked into fundamentally different understandings of their relationship. Word is the forward had the impression that he would be allowed to go in January if another club bid more than £50m for him, which Manchester City did, whereas Leicester’s view was nothing of the sort. Common ground is elusive and there’s still no telling how it’ll play out. Rumour mill Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Twitter Footballlast_img read more

Dr Reddys Q1 profit rises by 45 to Rs 663 croreDr Reddys Q1 profit rises by 45 to Rs 663 crore

first_imgHyderabad: Dr Reddys Laboratories Limiteds Profit After Tax for the quarter ended June 30 was up by 45 per cent to Rs 663 crore against Rs 456 crore for the first quarter of FY19, backed by other income.Saumen Chakraborty, President, CFO and Global Head of HR of Dr Reddy’s said revenue for the quarter under discussion was up by three per cent at Rs 3,844 crore against Rs 3,721 crore in the same quarter last fiscal. “There was Rs 346 crore we received from Celgene which as done on April 1. Subsequently we received the money,” he said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalDr Reddy’s Laboratories on April 1 said it had entered into a confidential settlement agreement with the US-based biotechnology firm Celgene for its abbreviated new drug submissions (ANDS) related to a generic version of Revlimid capsules indicated for treatment for multiple myeloma (cancer) pending before Health Canada. Chakraborty said they received Rs 346 crore towards the settlement of Revlimid. To a query, Chakraborty, without giving specifics, said the company now has the financial ability for “inorganic growth”. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”Our debt to equity ratio is 0.04 per cent. We are at any point of time looking at opportunities in the market place where there is synergy, where there is a good strategic player,” he said. Revenues from the Global Generics segment was at Rs 3,300 crore, up by eight per cent in the same quarter last year, primarily driven by emerging markets, India and Europe, the official said. Revenues from North America was Rs 1,630 crore, a three per cent Year-on-year growth driven by contribution from new products and increase in volumes, partly offset by price erosion, coupled with adverse foreign exchange movement. The company filed cumulatively 107 generic filings for pending for approval with the USFDA (104 ANDAs and 3 NDAs under 505(b)(2) route) as of June30. Revenues from Emerging Markets grew at 10 per cent at Rs 730 crore and that from India was at Rs 700 crore, driven by volume traction and improved realisations in base business and new product launches, Chakraborty said.last_img read more

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row ReportAustralia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row Report

first_imgSydney: Australia continued a string of “hottest ever” months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the country had experienced the warmest March on record, with mean maximum and minimum temperatures above average for nearly all of the vast continent nation. BOM said the national mean temperature was 2.13 degrees centigrade (3.83 degrees Fahrenheit) above the long-term average for the month of March. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt was the fourth month in a row of record heat in the country, and January was Australia’s hottest month ever, with mean temperatures across the continent exceeding 30 degrees Celsius for the first time. There was some relief for regions suffering from prolonged drought, however, as two tropical cyclones that struck northern and western Australia in March bought badly needed rains. “Unfortunately, the rain needed to reduce significant rainfall deficiencies in drought-affected areas is substantial and will require above average rainfall over a prolonged period to completely remove deficits at longer timescales,” BOM said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMeteorologists say weather patterns over the Indian and Pacific oceans have contributed to the higher temperatures, but that long-term climate change trends were also involved. The problem of climate change has emerged as a key issue in national elections due to be held by mid-May. The conservative coalition government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been reluctant to back steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions blamed for contributing to global warming for fear this would hurt the country’s huge coal industry and undermine economic growth.last_img read more

Annan urges support for organization working to stamp out chemical weaponsAnnan urges support for organization working to stamp out chemical weapons

In a message to the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, held at The Hague, Mr. Annan called on those countries to give OPCW “their full support, in particular by providing the resources necessary for it to function effectively.”In addition, the Secretary-General urged all countries that had not yet ratified or acceded to the Convention to do so without delay. Noting that 165 countries have already signed the Convention, and the number of States parties had grown to143, he stressed that “while this is an encouraging development, there is no room for complacency.The Secretary-General paid tribute to OPCW’s successes, including its steady progress in implementing the Convention’s provisions. Lauding the vital role played by the Convention since its entry-into-force in 1997, Mr. Annan pledged his commitment to “upholding the viability of this key instrument of international peace and security.” The Chemical Weapons Convention is the first disarmament agreement negotiated within a multilateral framework which provides for the elimination of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction within a fixed time frame and under a universally applied verification mechanism. The treaty prohibits the development, production, acquisition, retention, stockpiling, transfer and use of all chemical weapons. It also requires each State party to eliminate its stocks of chemical weapons and its production facilities. read more

Amazon continues childrens series push orders 6th pilot a mathfocused mysteryAmazon continues childrens series push orders 6th pilot a mathfocused mystery

Amazon continues children’s series push, orders 6th pilot, a math-focused mystery NEW YORK, N.Y. – Inc. is continuing its push into producing original children’s series, ordering its sixth pilot of shows aimed at kids.The online retailer announced Wednesday that it will make a test pilot for “Sara Solves It,” an animated math-focused mystery developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises. The show is the sixth pilot geared for kids by Amazon Studios, the retailer’s original movie and series production arm.Launched in 2010, Amazon Studios is moving toward presenting its pilots on its Prime Instant Video service. Amazon says it will choose which series to greenlight for a full season based on viewer reaction. The pilots are expected to be posted this spring.Amazon also has comedy pilots and movies in development. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2013 1:18 pm MDT read more

Movie studios look to young diverse audiences for growthMovie studios look to young diverse audiences for growth

by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Mar 28, 2017 1:00 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email John Fithian, president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), addresses the audience during his “The State of the Industry: Past, Present & Future” presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Movie studios look to young, diverse audiences for growth LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The future of Hollywood movies is in the hands of young and diverse audiences.At CinemaCon Tuesday, studio executives and representatives from the National Association of Theater Owners touted the importance of both groups in growing the movie business.Higher ticket prices helped push the motion picture industry to a record box office total in North American theatres in 2016, but Walt Disney Studios distribution head Dave Hollis said attendance itself has remained nearly flat for a decade.Meanwhile, the business is getting more complicated as streaming services compete for consumer attention.Many of the major Hollywood studios are looking at the possibility of shortening the time between the theatrical release of a film and its availability on home video. But Hollis said Disney and its fellow studios “believe deeply that films … should be seen in a theatre.”“We have a common goal to get people to see them in your cinemas,” Hollis told people at the convention.Industry executives say the focus in the coming years will be on consumers 18 to 39, whose attendance has grown in the past two years, as has that of diverse audiences.Association President and CEO John Fithian said Hispanics constitute the most frequent moviegoers in relation to their population numbers. Attendance by Asian Americans and African Americans has also ncreased.Millennials make up 55 per cent of frequent moviegoers, according to the association, meaning they have seen four movies in the past two months.Hollis challenged theatre owners and exhibitors to keep aggressively competing for the attention of their young audiences through Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and other technology and apps used by young people.“We live in a super-competitive world,” Hollis said. “Our consumers continue to change rapidly and have more choices than ever before.” read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2 specs reportedly revealedAmazon Kindle Fire HD 2 specs reportedly revealed

first_imgIf you tried to nab a new Nexus 7 over the weekend and live in certain heavily populated tech-focused areas like New York, or attempted to take advantage of Staples’ great discount, you’ll have been met with disappointment, as the tablet sold out more quickly than it took a certain blogger to drive to the nearest Best Buy to purchase one. Now, just a few days after the tablet’s (early) release, the full specs for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD have been revealed.Every tablet is a competitor with every other one, but broken down further you can say the competition is separated into screen size. Broken down even further, you can say tablet competition lies within price range. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD has a slightly bigger screen than the Nexus 7 and a slightly higher price, but you could view the two as competitors given the less-than-10-inch screen-size and under $300 price tag. If you adhere to this competition bracket ideology, then the new Kindle Fire HD specs were revealed right on time.Amazon will be refreshing the two new 7-inch and 8.9-inch models. The 7-inch model will feature 2GB of RAM, WiFi and data connectivity, a front-facing camera, a high-res 1920×1200 display, and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage space. The processor, which is arguably too fancy for the Fire HD, will be a Snapdragon 800. The 8.9-inch model will feature a 2560×1600 display, and an 8-megapixel rear camera, but everything else is reported to be the same as its smaller sister.The tablets are said to debut sometime during the fall of this year. The specs and release window come from BGR sources, so it’s entirely possible that either something changes before the official launch, they’re completely wrong, or both! Stay tuned.last_img read more

Heres the latest AllIreland football qualifier championship drawHeres the latest AllIreland football qualifier championship draw

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share18 Tweet Email Short URL By Fintan O’Toole 30,264 Views Image: INPHO 26 Comments Image: INPHO Jun 19th 2017, 10:01 AM Monday 19 Jun 2017, 10:01 AM THE DRAW HAS been made this morning for Round 2 of the All-Ireland football qualifiers with Mayo and Donegal amongst the teams discovering their opening backdoor assignments.After a second successive Connacht semi-final loss to Galway, Mayo will have home advantage when they meet Derry, victors over Waterford in Dungarvan on Saturday.Donegal will entertain Longford as they seek to bounce back from an emphatic loss to Tyrone in yesterday’s Ulster semi-final.Meath have been handed a home tie against Sligo after they exited teh Leinster stage at the hands of Kildare in Tullamore on Saturday night.And finally Clare’s next tie will be away to Laois – winners over Wicklow on Saturday – in a match that is a repeat of last year’s qualifier tie between the counties.Times and venues will be confirmed later for games that will likely take place on Saturday 1 July.The draw in full is:All-Ireland SFC qualifier draw Round 2(First named team has home advantage)Meath v SligoMayo v DerryLaois v ClareDonegal v Longford Here’s the latest All-Ireland football qualifier championship draw The Round 2A pairings are now known.last_img read more

Importers told to pay up in advanceImporters told to pay up in advance

first_imgIn the last 10 days foreign suppliers have again started asking for the full cost of commodities exported to Greece to be paid in advance by their local representatives, in a picture reminiscent of the state of external trade from late 2011 to the 2012 elections.The head of the association of trade representatives and distributors of Athens (SEADA), Ioannis Papageorgakis, told Kathimerini that suppliers in Italy, Germany, Belgium and Denmark are demanding the full payment for goods in a lump sum. Suppliers are still accepting bank letters of guarantee but it is widely known that Greek banks’ funding of commerce has been limited.While the phenomenon has not grown to the extent observed in 2011-12, it is still generating problems both in commodity imports for final consumption and in importing raw materials, thereby threatening local production.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Change is Only Good if Your Life or Your Business SucksChange is Only Good if Your Life or Your Business Sucks

first_imgAs consumer magazines continue to dig their way out of the economic recession, several hundred top managers across the industry gathered in Chicago early this week for the MPA’s American Magazine Conference to talk about the issues facing their business and the tactics for overcoming them.The speaker lineup included Barnes & Noble CEO Howard Shultz, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, Wired creative director Scott Dadich, “The Facebook Effect” author David Kirkpatrick, Oprah Winfrey and many more. Much of the discussions surrounded the impact of e-readers and tablets—especially Apple’s iPad—on the magazine market. Other conversations focused on not focusing too much on the iPad and its impact on the industry.During the event’s kick off, incoming CEO Jack Griffin outlined five industry goals he called “principles of success.” (See more about those here.) Hulu’s Kilar discussed the success he’s seen in media while VivaKi chief strategy and innovation officer Rishad Tobaccowala (great name, great keynote) talked about how the future of magazine/media “does not fit in the containers of the past.”And while all the content was going on, there was a decent amount of chatter happening behind the scenes on Twitter by attendees. Here, I’ve assembled a collection of some of those Tweets (including some of my own) that I thought captured the best sound bites and perspective. See them below, in reverse chronological order. [Image via MPA]@SaraOhrvall: Best #amc2010 advice by @oprah: “If you want to start a successful magazine, you need a powerful initial. Like an O.” What about S?@jwfell: When asked what she knows for sure Oprah laughs. “I’m always on deadline. I don’t know anything for sure.” #AMC2010@HSKsearch: “Stay connected to the people whom you are serving and where they are!” Oprah on how to thrive as a business #amc2010@mpamagmedia: Oprah #amc2010 Being true to yourself is what makes a brand.@jwfell: Oprah “wrestles” with appearing on the covers of O, wonders if she will stop. #AMC2010@JLBurke: Oprah: in the beginning was the word. Interesting Biblical phrasing. #AMC2010@JLBurke: Oprah’s new network founded in excellence of O magazine #AMC2010@petercipollone: Time CEO Jack Griffin is a fellow lefty…taking written notes next seat over. #amc2010@EllieBehling: Mags need to think more about making content Facebook sharable — even down to the postage picture, says Facebook Effect author #AMC2010@HSKsearch: What a change: magazine publishers focused on readers and distribution, very little talk of ad revenue this year #amc2010@richgor: Must-have tool, says Dadich of Wired: Canon 5D, digital SLR that also shoots HD video. #amc2010@richgor: Hercik of SI: editors overflowing with iPad ideas, asking “can we…?” “Usually the answer is no.” #amc2010@maxapotter: and they will. RT @EllieBehling: The reader should forget what platform they’re using. — William Lynch of Barnes & Noble #amc2010 #magazine@richgor: Hercik of SI: for weekly mag, we design print and iPad app at same time, close iPad production one day after print. #amc2010@jwfell: Lynch: B&N not pulling back on physical magazine newsstands. Plan to move them closer to digital areas, cafes. #AMC2010@jessicakleiman: You need to be careful not to follow the latest shiny object, says B&N’s William Lynch when asked about the iPad, but I’m a fan. #AMC2010@HenkScheenstra: Tobaccowala: Media companies should think of DAD. What if: your business/ products were Disaggregated, Accelerated and Distributed? #AMC2010@jwfell: Tobaccowala: While tech evolves, people ‘still want to talk,’ to discover; they want content that’s curated and easy to find. #AMC2010@HenkScheenstra: Rishad Tobaccowala (Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at VivaKi) best key note of the day #AMC2010@jessicakleiman: Leadership is a task, not an identity @rishadt #AMC2010@jwfell: VivaKi chief innovation officer Rishad Tobaccowala: key to evolution is a biz model completely diff from what’s made $ in the past #AMC2010@SaraOhrvall: The truth of today at #amc2010? Rischad Tobaccowala at Vivaki: “change is only good if your life, or your business, sucks.”@jwfell: Want to know what your brand really stands for? Hulu’s Kilar says search your co. name on for what ppl r saying #AMC2010@SaraOhrvall: Hulu CEO about Huluplus at #amc2010: “Trust your belief. Don’t act according to research, it will always result in free rather than paid.”@jwfell: Can’t the same be said by us all? Hulu CEO: “I consume more media today than any other time in my life.” #AMC2010@mpamagmedia: New blog post on research from MagazineRadar on the story behind the mag ad rebound #amc2010 I see a lot of iPads at American Mag Conf #AMC2010@emediavitals: “Learn to use the ‘new.’ Social media needs to be authentic.” Robots don’t do compelling social media. #amc2010@emediavitals: Long tail: 65% of MPA member advertising is coming from 20% of advertisers. Not the 80/20 rule. Oppty: target small advertisers. #amc2010@EllieBehling: Adobe’s Dan Baum says publishers have to stand up to mobile delivery platforms.“Don’t succumb to the walled garden world.” #amc2010@jwfell: On tablets: When was the last time our industry has seen such a burst of focus and creativity?@jwfell: Jack Griffin: embracing new tech, rev streams, magazine industry biz model desired by “everyone else”last_img read more

Rohingya camps to be sealed off during electionsRohingya camps to be sealed off during elections

first_imgRohingya.Photo:ReutersBangladesh will seal off refugee camps housing about one million Rohingya Muslims for three days around the country’s tense general election this week, officials said Monday.Rohingya living in the southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar will not be allowed out of their settlements from Saturday.The election is Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who earned international praise for accepting the refugees who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, seeking a record fourth term.The election commission ordered authorities in Cox’s Bazar to prevent refugees being exploited during election campaigning, Bangladesh refugee commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam said.“This is a security measure. The embargo also applies to NGO workers. They cannot go inside the camps unless it is an emergency,” he told AFP.Police said extra roadblocks would be set up around the camps.Over 720,000 Rohingya Muslims fled what the UN called ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after August 2017. There were already nearly 300,000 refugees in the overcrowded camps.More than 450 police will be deployed in the camps alongside border guards and community police, a spokesman said.Thousands of troops were also put on law and order duties across the country Monday amid escalating poll violence, said a military statement.Media reports said some 30,000 soldiers were joining more than 20,000 paramilitary forces already deployed.At least six people have been killed in the election violence while the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) says at least 152 of its candidates have been attacked.The BNP meanwhile criticised Bangladesh star cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza for being a candidate for the ruling Awami League.One-day international captain Mashrafe is now campaigning after leading Bangladesh to a series win over West Indies this month. The BNP said though that Mashrafte could not be a candidate when he earns public money as a cricketer.“We welcome youngsters like him joining politics. But the law cannot be different for a superstar and a layman,” opposition spokesman Rizvi Ahmed told AFP.“Mashrafe is a paid cricketer of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), a government body. So we protest him taking part in an election when we see our people are getting dropped for lame excuses,” he said.Bangladesh law bars salaried public employees from contesting elections. Several opposition candidates have been disqualified because they have government jobs.Mashrafe receives taka 420,000 ($5,000) a month from the board.last_img read more

Blame air pollution for irregular menstrual cyclesBlame air pollution for irregular menstrual cycles

first_imgThe growing level of pollution in the air raises the chances of irregular menstrual cycles among teenage girls, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has warned. According to the researchers, teenage girls affected by the air pollution may have slightly increased chances of menstrual irregularity and longer time to achieve regularity in high school and early adulthood.The researchers also warned that exposure to air pollution can cause infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”While air pollution exposures have been linked to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, this study suggests there may be other systems, such as the reproductive endocrine system, that are affected as well,” said Shruthi Mahalingaiah, Assistant Professor at Boston University.The menstrual cycle is responsive to hormonal regulation. Particulate matter in air pollution has demonstrated hormonal activity. However, according to the researchers, it was not known if air pollution was associated with menstrual cycle irregularity, until now. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the study, the researchers used health and location data gathered in the Nurses’ Health Study 2 plus air pollution exposure metrics from the EPA air quality monitoring system to understand a participants’ exposure during a particular time window.They found exposure to air pollution during high school was correlated with menstrual cycle irregularity. “Implications on human disease may come through reducing emissions on a global and individual level.”last_img read more

How to build a convolution neural network based malware detector using malwareHow to build a convolution neural network based malware detector using malware

first_imgDeep Learning (DL), a subfield of machine learning, arose to help build algorithms that work like the human mind and are inspired by its structure. Information security professionals are also intrigued by such techniques, as they have provided promising results in defending against major cyber threats and attacks. One of the best-suited candidates for the implementation of DL is malware analysis. This tutorial is an excerpt taken from the book, Mastering Machine Learning for Penetration Testing written by Chiheb Chebbi. In this book, you will learn to identify ambiguities, extensive techniques to breach an intelligent system, and much more. In this post, we are going to explore artificial network architectures and learn how to use one of them to help malware analysts and information security professionals to detect and classify malicious code. Before diving into the technical details and the steps for the practical implementation of the DL method, it is essential to learn and discover the other different architectures of artificial neural networks. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are a deep learning approach to tackle the image classification problem, or what we call computer vision problems, because classic computer programs face many challenges and difficulties to identify objects for many reasons, including lighting, viewpoint, deformation, and segmentation. This technique is inspired by how the eye works, especially the visual cortex function algorithm in animals. In CNN are arranged in three-dimensional structures with width, height, and depth as characteristics. In the case of images, the height is the image height, the width is the image width, and the depth is RGB channels. To build a CNN, we need three main types of layer: Convolutional layer: A convolutional operation refers to extracting features from the input image and multiplying the values in the filter with the original pixel values Pooling layer: The pooling operation reduces the dimensionality of each feature map Fully-connected layer: The fully-connected layer is a classic multi-layer perceptrons with a softmax activation function in the output layer To implement a CNN with Python, you can use the following Python script: import numpyfrom keras.datasets import mnistfrom keras.models import Sequentialfrom keras.layers import Densefrom keras.layers import Dropoutfrom keras.layers import Flattenfrom keras.layers.convolutional import Conv2Dfrom keras.layers.convolutional import MaxPooling2Dfrom keras.utils import np_utilsfrom keras import backend backend.set_image_dim_ordering(‘th’) model = Sequential()model.add(Conv2D(32, (5, 5), input_shape=(1, 28, 28), activation=’relu’))model.add(MaxPooling2D(pool_size=(2, 2)))model.add(Dropout(0.2))model.add(Flatten())model.add(Dense(128, activation=’relu’))model.add(Dense(num_classes, activation=’softmax’))model.compile(loss=’categorical_crossentropy’, optimizer=’adam’, metrics=[‘accuracy’]) Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are artificial neural networks where we can make use of sequential information, such as sentences. In other words, RNNs perform the same task for every element of a sequence, with the output depending on the previous computations. RNNs are widely used in language modeling and text generation (machine translation, speech recognition, and many other applications). RNNs do not remember things for a long time. Long Short Term Memory networks Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) solves the short memory issue in recurrent neural networks by building a memory block. This block sometimes is called a memory cell. Hopfield networks Hopfield networks were developed by John Hopfield in 1982. The main goal of Hopfield networks is auto-association and optimization. We have two categories of Hopfield network: discrete and continuous. Boltzmann machine networks Boltzmann machine networks use recurrent structures and they use only locally available information. They were developed by Geoffrey Hinton and Terry Sejnowski in 1985. Also, the goal of a Boltzmann machine is optimizing the solutions. Malware detection with CNNs For this new model, we are going to discover how to build a malware classifier with CNNs. But I bet you are wondering how we can do that while CNNs are taking images as inputs. The answer is really simple, the trick here is converting malware into an image. Is this possible? Yes, it is. Malware visualization is one of many research topics during the past few years. One of the proposed solutions has come from a research study called Malware Images: Visualization and Automatic Classification by Lakshmanan Nataraj from the Vision Research Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara. The following diagram details how to convert malware into an image: The following is an image of the Alueron.gen!J malware: This technique also gives us the ability to visualize malware sections in a detailed way: By solving the issue of how to feed malware machine learning classifiers that use CNNs by images, information security professionals can use the power of CNNs to train models. One of the malware datasets most often used to feed CNNs is the Malimg dataset. This malware dataset contains 9,339 malware samples from 25 different malware families. You can download it from Kaggle (a platform for predictive modeling and analytics competitions) by visiting this link: These are the malware families: Allaple.L Allaple.A Yuner.A Lolyda.AA 1 Lolyda.AA 2 Lolyda.AA 3 C2Lop.P C2Lop.gen!G Instant access Swizzor.gen!I Swizzor.gen!E VB.AT Fakerean Alueron.gen!J Malex.gen!J Lolyda.AT Adialer.C Wintrim.BX Dialplatform.B Dontovo.A Obfuscator.AD Agent.FYI Autorun.K Rbot!gen Skintrim.N After converting malware into grayscale images, you can get the following malware representation so you can use them later to feed the machine learning model: The conversion of each malware to a grayscale image can be done using the following Python script: import osimport scipyimport array filename = ”; f = open(filename,’rb’); ln = os.path.getsize(filename);width = 256; rem = ln%width; a = array.array(“B”); a.fromfile(f,ln-rem); f.close(); g = numpy.reshape(a,(len(a)/width,width)); g = numpy.uint8(g); scipy.misc.imsave(‘.png’,g); For feature selection, you can extract or use any image characteristics, such as the texture pattern, frequencies in image, intensity, or color features, using different techniques such as Euclidean distance, or mean and standard deviation, to generate later feature vectors. In our case, we can use algorithms such as a color layout descriptor, homogeneous texture descriptor, or global image descriptors (GIST). Let’s suppose that we selected the GIST; pyleargist is a great Python library to compute it. To install it, use PIP as usual: # pip install pyleargist==1.0.1 As a use case, to compute a GIST, you can use the following Python script: import ImageImport leargist image =‘.png’); New_im = image.resize((64,64));des = leargist.color_gist(New_im);Feature_Vector = des[0:320]; Here, 320 refers to the first 320 values while we are using grayscale images. Don’t forget to save them as NumPy arrays to use them later to train the model. After getting the feature vectors, we can train many different models, including SVM, k-means, and artificial neural networks. One of the useful algorithms is that of the CNN. Once the feature selection and engineering is done, we can build a CNN. For our model, for example, we will build a convolutional network with two convolutional layers, with 32 * 32 inputs. To build the model using Python libraries, we can implement it with the previously installed TensorFlow and utils libraries. So the overall CNN architecture will be as in the following diagram: This CNN architecture is not the only proposal to build the model, but at the moment we are going to use it for the implementation. To build the model and CNN in general, I highly recommend Keras. The required imports are the following: import keras from keras.models import Sequential,Input,Model from keras.layers import Dense, Dropout, Flatten from keras.layers import Conv2D, MaxPooling2D from keras.layers.normalization import BatchNormalization from keras.layers.advanced_activations import LeakyReLU As we discussed before, the grayscale image has pixel values that range from 0 to 255, and we need to feed the net with 32 * 32 * 1 dimension images as a result: train_X = train_X.reshape(-1, 32,32, 1)test_X = test_X.reshape(-1, 32,32, 1) We will train our network with these parameters: batch_size = 64epochs = 20num_classes = 25 To build the architecture, with regards to its format, use the following: Malware_Model = Sequential()Malware_Model.add(Conv2D(32, kernel_size=(3,3),activation=’linear’,input_shape=(32,32,1),padding=’same’))Malware_Model.add(LeakyReLU(alpha=0.1))Malware_model.add(MaxPooling2D(pool_size=(2, 2),padding=’same’))Malware_Model.add(Conv2D(64, (3, 3), activation=’linear’,padding=’same’))Malware_Model.add(LeakyReLU(alpha=0.1))Malware_Model.add(Dense(1024, activation=’linear’))Malware_Model.add(LeakyReLU(alpha=0.1))Malware_Model.add(Dropout(0.4))Malware_Model.add(Dense(num_classes, activation=’softmax’)) To compile the model, use the following: Malware_Model.compile(loss=keras.losses.categorical_crossentropy, optimizer=keras.optimizers.Adam(),metrics=[‘accuracy’]) Fit and train the model:, train_label, batch_size=batch_size,epochs=epochs,verbose=1,validation_data=(valid_X, valid_label)) As you noticed, we are respecting the flow of training a neural network that was discussed in previous chapters. To evaluate the model, use the following code: Malware_Model.evaluate(test_X, test_Y_one_hot, verbose=0)print(‘The accuracy of the Test is:’, test_eval[1]) Thus, in this post, we discovered how to build malware detectors using different machine learning algorithms, especially using the power of deep learning techniques.  If you’ve enjoyed reading this post, do check out Mastering Machine Learning for Penetration Testing to find loopholes and surpass a self-learning security system Read Next This AI generated animation can dress like humans using deep reinforcement learning DeepCube: A new deep reinforcement learning approach solves the Rubik’s cube with no human help “Deep meta reinforcement learning will be the future of AI where we will be so close to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI)”, Sudharsan Ravichandiranlast_img read more

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first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Colledge has been in the league since 2006, so he’s no stranger to trainingcamp. He’s also at the point in his career where he doesn’t need a realreason to pick a fight. “We’ll fight pretty much anybody,” Colledge said. “It’s one of those thingswhere you’re just kind of tired of hitting the same guys every single week.You kind of remember something he did two days ago and you remembersomething he did a day ago and it all bubbles over.”Colledge didn’t hesitate to name names.“I wanted to fight Levi [Brown] Tuesday just for stepping on my foot once,so it’s just one of those things if you have the chance to hit a guy we do it,so New Orleans is rolling in right about the right time,” Colledge stated.Like he said, the Saints game is coming at the ideal time. The Cardinals willplay New Orleans in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday. – / 23center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals training camp in Flagstaff is in full swing, and the players haveendured endless practices, film sessions and walk-throughs up to thispoint. Tempers start to flare in the second week, so you might even see afew fights, according to offensive tackle Daryn Colledge.“You know it’s just kind of getting to that point where we’ve been practicingagainst each other long enough and we’re not hitting anybody else so we’rejust getting tired of everybody.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_imgBawah Island, one of the most anticipated openings of 2017, is now calling for guests to be the first to step onto the untouched archipelago.From 31 July 2017, Bawah is inviting its first guests to discover the rare ecosystem at this ‘naturally luxe’ retreat in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas. Bawah Island is just three hours from Singapore and accessible only via a short ferry ride from Batam and a 75-minute private seaplane.Previously uninhabited, Bawah is a marine conservation area where “nature provides its true luxury” across five pristine islands, three crystal-clear lagoons and 13 beaches. Bawah allows a maximum of 70 guests at any one time, with 35 eco-designed suites and overwater bungalows providing guests with a private oasis among spectacular scenery.Bawah Island has been developed to inspire guests to get reacquainted with their ‘true nature’ by inviting them to explore the islands and leave with a renewed sense of purpose. Immersing in experiences harmonious with nature, explorers can encounter flourishing species of corals, turtles and iridescent schools of fish, or step foot in Bawah’s primary forest that has never been cut or burnt.Bawah features 35 suites, with 21 Beach Suites offering sea views, 11 Over Water Bungalows giving dawn-to-dusk vistas and three Garden Suites shrouded by natural scenes. Each suite features a bedroom, spacious bathroom and a relaxing outdoor living area with views across the lagoon.Within Bawah’s clear waters, all are welcome to experience a variety of water activities or for those wanting to slow down their time, Bawah’s beachfront infinity pool invites a cool, gentle dip. The holistic wellness centre, Aura, houses a spa and a yoga pavilion, providing mind and body programmes designed to enlighten the senses. Aura will also offer personalised yoga, pilates, meditation, and reiki sessions from sunrise to sunset.The Tree Top restaurant will serve Asian-fusion cuisine with locally grown ingredients alongside a drinks menu to showcase authentic flavours. The lower deck of the restaurant offers an alternative relaxation spot for diners as they take in spectacular views of the ocean.Guests can also unwind with cocktails at the Grouper Bar, Jules Verne Bar and Boat House Bar. These bars are situated at different zones on Bawah, each offering sights of the surrounding islands. In addition, Bawah houses a wood-panelled Library up in the treetops, where a diverse collection of natural history, architecture, classic literature, maps and guidebooks are available for literary lovers to browse and indulge in.All tented suites and public areas are made of materials like bamboo and recycled teak; while the bath and shower areas are constructed of recycled copper. Indigenous materials like driftwood have been reinvented  and everything on the island has been created by hand, as no heavy machinery is allowed. Fishing and anchoring in Bawah’s waters are also forbidden and to protect the abundance of flora, fauna and butterflies on the island, no pesticides are used.The Bawah Island experience, which can be booked now from USD $1960 for two people per night, includes:Eco-designed accommodation for two to shareRound trip transfers from Singapore via Batam (car, ferry and 75-minute private seaplane)Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner) and non-alcoholic beveragesDaily laundry service (no dry cleaning on island)Minibar (unlimited Bawah mineral water)Non-motorised water sports – kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding, snorkelling, and boat trips around the lagoonBeach towels and snorkelling equipmentOther island activities including spa, yoga, pilates, meditation, and reiki sessions at Aura wellness centre, hiking in the forests of Bawah, and open-air cinema sessionslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouAN INTERIM court decision has added a new twist to the saga involving hotel company Aqua Sol, placed under receivership by the Bank of Cyprus in October 2014, and its subsidiary MarisMare, created in August 2014, to which Aqua Sol leased eight of its hotels.The court ruling, issued on Tuesday, reversed an injunction freezing all of MarisMare’s assets, issued by the Larnaca District court in November, on the grounds that “MarisMare is not under receivership, and should not be placed under effective receivership through an interim court order.”MarisMare is a company owned and run by Aqua Sol owner Yiannis Panayi’s wife.Bank of Cyprus had placed Aqua Sol under receivership in October for unserviced loans, but was unable to collect the revenue stream from the eight hotels the company leased to MarisMare for a period of 13 years. The bank resorted to the courts, asking that any money made by MarisMare be used to repay Aqua Sol’s creditors.Among other demands, Aqua Sol’s receiver asked for the return of €960,000 paid to MarisMare by Aqua Sol for services rendered.The court initially ruled in BoC’s favour, but Tuesday’s overruling decision claimed that “should MarisMare’s accounts be frozen, the company will be rendered unable to meet its financial obligations in managing the hotels, causing it irreversible damage.”The freezing injunction had left MarisMare unable to pay the salaries of the people employed at its hotels. The employees staged a protest outside the headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus and Deloitte – its consultants and appointed receivers – demanding their salaries.A marathon session between Maris Mare and the Bank of Cyprus on Wednesday appears to have brought the two sides close to a compromise, a source from the hotel company said.The meeting came a day after Aqua Sol’s and MarisMare’s employees announced they would allow the parties involved until the end of the week to pay them their salaries before resuming “dynamic measures”.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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