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Coffee Produced by Indian Tribal Farmers Gets French Award

first_imgAn Indian coffee brand has won a prestigious French award for the best coffee pod in the Prix Epicures OR 2018 in Paris.The Araku Coffee, part of the Araku Coffee Project, was started to support the tribal youths of Araku Valley, a table land in India’s ecologically sensitive Eastern Ghats, is claimed to be 100% organic and pure Arabica coffee blending together sweetness, balance, and fullness of flavor coffee.The project, which begun in 2001, made its journey abroad last year to boost the income of the tribal farmers. According to a report in the Hindu, the coffee brand has founds a place besides popular coffee bean varieties from other places like Colombo, Sumatra, etc. The brand has also opened multiple stores in Paris along with delivery across France.Manoj Kumar, co-founder of Araku coffee and CEO of Naandi Foundation took to twitter to applaud the work of the tribal farmers. to the Hindu, the coffee estates are situated about 60 km from the nearest railway station beyond a mountain stream in the village of Cheruvupakula.The brand made its historic 8000 km journey with the help of Naandi Foundation, the publication said. “Harvest from one small area, which has been identified for producing a particular flavor and body, will be processed as one batch. There is a competition between farmers to harvest only the riper crimson red cherries, and not simply red cherries,” Vinod Hegde, member of Naandi told the publication last year. “We keep track of the cherries right from arrival at harvest to pulping, fermenting and drying till it is ready for shipping for roasting and grounding in Paris.”Talking about the process of making this exclusive organic coffee, Hegde told the newspaper, “Too much, and the coffee will have a very short shelf life. Too little, and there will be no flavor. It will be like boiling wood.The moisture has to be between 9% and 11%.”Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, who is one of the directors at Naandi Foundation said, “A more important milestone than might seem apparent at 1st glance. In a land of gourmets, an Indian coffee, grown by Adivasis in an underdeveloped part of India, has been ranked as one of the best coffee brands in the market. It’s time Indian food brands crack the premium segment.” Related Itemslast_img read more

Dreaded Chambal dacoit Jagan Gujjar surrenders

first_imgDreaded dacoit Jagan Gujjar, facing over 100 cases of robbery, kidnapping and looting and carrying a reward of ₹40,000 on his head, surrendered before the police in Rajasthan’s Dholpur district on Friday. Gujjar, 49, involved in criminal activities in three States, was hiding in the Chambal ravines.Police said a .315 bore rifle and five cartridges were seized from Gujjar’s possession. He was earlier arrested several times since 1994, and was released on bail. The police had recently launched an operation to arrest him when reports of his attacks on villagers in Dholpur’s Dang area surfaced earlier this month.Director-General of Police Kapil Garg said the policemen who confronted the dacoit during the operation and forced him to surrender would be felicitated. Gujjar surrendered near a temple in the Basai Dang police station area of Dholpur district.Rashtriya Loktantrik Party chief and Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal had raised the issue of Gujjar’s criminal activities in the Lok Sabha recently and demanded his immediate arrest.In the rural belts of Uttar Pradesh adjoining Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, his trail of loot and terror evoked images of Gabbar Singh, the iconic dacoit of the film Sholay. Gujjar had many cases registered against him in these States.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Japan GP Organisers Say Safety ‘Top Priority’ as Typhoon Hagibis Looms

first_imgSuzuka: Japanese Grand Prix organisers on Thursday pledged that the safety of fans and drivers would be their top priority as they monitor a massive typhoon threatening to cause havoc at the weekend.Typhoon Hagibis is classed as “violent” — the top end of Japan’s storm scale and the equivalent of a category five hurricane — and is currently predicted to make landfall near Tokyo on Saturday. The latest forecasts for Saturday predict heavy rain and storm-force winds to batter the Suzuka Circuit, which lies near the Honshu coast about 300 kilometres (180 miles) west of Tokyo.But clearer weather is forecast for Sunday, meaning qualifying could be postponed and shifted from Saturday to the morning of the race, something that has happened in Japan on two previous occasions, in 2004 and 2010.A Formula One statement on Thursday confirmed a decision on this weekend’s timetable would be made based on the safety of those at the circuit.”The FIA, Formula 1, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix,” the statement said.”Every effort is being made to minimise disruption to the Formula 1 timetable, however the safety of the fans, competitors and everyone at the Suzuka Circuit remains the top priority.”All parties will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in due course.”French driver Jules Bianchi crashed in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix after a typhoon brought wet conditions and reduced visibility to the Suzuka circuit. He died of his injuries the following year.The typhoon has also already affected the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Saturday’s England-France and New Zealand-Italy final pool matches cancelled and other weekend matches in doubt. F1formula onejapanJapan GP First Published: October 10, 2019, 5:47 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

12th South Asian Games best ever: IOC president

first_imgGuwahati, Feb 16 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Council (IOC) President N Ramachandran hailed the 12th South Asian Games, which concluded here today amid much fanfare, as the “best ever”, saying the athletes have raised the bar. The curtains were brought down on the 12th edition of the Games today with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also present on the occasion. “I can say that the 12th South Asian Games are the best ever. Not only the biggest ever with participation of nearly 4000 athletes, these Games in Guwahati and Shillong were the best. The bar has been raised. The athletes have been at the centre of these Games and they have many Games records,” Ramachandran, who is also the South Asian Olympic Council president, said while addressing the gathering during the closing ceremony. He congratulated all the athletes who took part in the Games. “I congratulate all the athletes who have won medals and those who have not won medals also because not only winning but participation is also important,” said Ramachandran. India, hosting the Games for the third time after Calcutta (1987) and Madras (1995), overwhelmingly dominated the 12th edition by grabbing an unprecedented 308 medals (188 gold, 90 silver, 30 bronze) and stamped its superiority as an unrivalled sporting power in the region. Sri Lanka were a distant second with 25 gold, 63 silver and 98 bronze while Pakistan ended at third with 12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze. India, in fact, bagged more than three-fourth of the total 239 gold medal on offer in 23 sporting disciplines. PTI PDS CM AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache against Germany, says Neymar

first_imgNeymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year.Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil’s hopes of winning a fairytale sixth title in 2014 collapsed spectacularly with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany.Speaking to the media after participating in a five-a-side match in Brazil on Saturday, Neymar admitted the scars of the loss in Belo Horizonte are yet to heal, Xinhua news agency reported.”We can’t erase what happened. It’s in the history books,” the Barcelona forward said.”But people always remember it, as if it were the only thing that ever happened (to Brazilian football). Let’s start talking about our victories and other positive things.”The upcoming season promises a lot and I hope that it’s the best one of my life. My dream of winning the World Cup could be just around the corner.”Brazil, who secured a World Cup berth in March, currently hold a nine-point lead over second-placed Colombia at the top of the South American zone qualifying standings.The 2018 World Cup will be played in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.last_img read more

Madrid ease past Sociedad

first_imgReal Sociedad 1 Real Madrid 3: Mayoral and Bale crucial as Zidane’s men return to winning ways Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 04:43 18/9/2017 mayoral-cropped Getty Images Real Madrid returned to winning ways following successive LaLiga draws by beating Real Sociedad 3-1 at Anoeta on Sunday. Borja Mayoral and Gareth Bale did the damage as a depleted Real Madrid avoided dropping points for the third LaLiga game in a row by beating Real Sociedad 3-1 at Anoeta on Sunday in a commendable display.Madrid’s hosts went into the match having won all three of their previous league games, but Zinedine Zidane’s men rose to the challenge despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Karim Benzema, as Mayoral had a hand in the first two goals, before the under-fire Bale – who was otherwise quiet – wrapped things up.The reigning champions looked in fine shape right from the start against an in-form La Real and were fully deserving of the lead when Mayoral – making his first LaLiga start since this fixture in April 2016 – slammed home 19 minutes in. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Real Sociedad’s Kevin Rodrigues endured a turbulent half, as he initially levelled in 28th minute, before then seeing another effort hit the crossbar in a passage of play that ended with the left-back scoring an own goal following a swift Madrid break.Madrid were rather more willing to sit back and counter at the break and that worked brilliantly when Bale broke away to score their third goal just after the hour mark.La Real enjoyed plenty of possession towards the end and piled men forward in the hope of a late comeback, but the visitors produced a professional display and had little difficulty keeping their two-goal lead intact.6 – Gareth Bale has scored more goals as an away player at Anoeta than any other player in La Liga history. Dragon.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 17, 2017Madrid were quick out of the blocks at Anoeta and Marco Asensio went close twice inside 16 minutes, seeing two efforts blocked after brilliant work by full-backs Dani Carvajal and Theo Hernandez.There was no stopping Mayoral in the 19th minute, though, as he slammed home from close range after Sergio Ramos had held the ball up brilliantly for the young striker.But La Real were level again soon after – Rodrigues meeting Odriozola’s deep right-wing cross with a left-footed volley that squirmed under Keylor Navas, who should have kept it out.The same combo caused havoc again in the 36th minute, but Rodrigues’ volley this time hit the floor and bounced up onto the crossbar.And Madrid marched straight up the other end to re-take the lead, as Mayoral rode one challenge, skipped past another on the halfway line and then beat Diego Llorente in the penalty area, allowing him to play a low ball into the danger zone for Rodrigues to accidentally put past his own goalkeeper.That feeling when you score your first official goal for #RealMadrid…:: @Mayoral_Borja ::— Real Madrid C.F.:: (@realmadriden) September 17, 2017The match was played with similar ferocity after the break and both sides had chances within six minutes of the restart – Llorente heading straight at Navas, before Mayoral stung the palms of Geronimo Rulli and then smashed the rebound into the side-netting.Rulli was powerless to resist in the 61st minute, however, as Bale charged on to Isco’s lofted pass over the defence, outpaced Rodrigues and then dinked a clever finish over the approaching goalkeeper.La Real’s need to push men forward left spaces at the back towards the end, and both Isco and substitute Lucas Vazquez went close – the former shooting just over from distance, before Rulli denied the Madrid winger.David Zurutuza should have at least made the ending a little tense for Madrid when he was played through on goal five minutes before the end, but Dani Carvajal made a vital last-ditch tackle and the away side ultimately crossed the line. Key Opta stats: – Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 73 games (all comps), equalling Pele’s Santos’ record between 1961 and 1963.- Borja Mayoral has scored his first goal for Real Madrid with his first shot on target (nine games played in all competitions). – Madrid have won their last 11 away games in La Liga, their best away streak in the competition. – Kevin Rodrigues is the first player to score a goal and an own goal in the same LaLiga game this season.   read morelast_img read more

Brent Tate Appointed to Touch Football Australia Board

first_imgFormer Test, Origin and NRL player Brent Tate has been appointed, as one of the Australian Rugby League Commission’s (ARLC) nominees to the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board. Tate, who played 229 NRL matches – for the Brisbane Broncos, the Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys – 23 matches for Queensland and 26 matches for Australia, will join NRL CEO Todd Greenberg as ARLC representatives on the TFA board.“Brent brings the capability, values and profile that will be of great benefit to TFA.  He is a strong advocate for the NRL and Touch Football partnership and a great choice to take on this important role,” Mr Greenberg said.“It will also be beneficial to have further representation from Queensland, where so many Touch Football participants reside.“The NRL’s partnership with Touch Football Australia is incredibly important in both promoting active sport participation and broadening the opportunity for more people to be part of the rugby league community. Brent’s appointment will further support the achievement of these outcomes.”Tate said he was excited about taking on such an important role.“This is a great opportunity for me and it’s an area that I’ve got a real passion for,” said Tate. “Touch Football Australia is a strong and growing organisation and there are some great people involved.“I’m looking forward to adding my experience and ensuring that as many people as possible are playing Touch Football and Rugby League across the country, and that the relationship between TFA and the NRL continues to prosper.”Tate’s appointment to the board follows a number of significant announcements for Touch Football Australia, including:·         The co-location of Touch Football Australia and QLD Touch Football staff in a joint NRL/QRL facility in Brisbane;·         A partnership between the Melbourne Storm and TFA, to assist fan and participation growth in Victoria;·         TFA voting to modernise its governance and move to a company structure which recognises the ARLC as a partner.Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire said the strategic significance of the Touch Football Australia and NRL partnership has never been so apparent with the forging of even closer links and driving stronger collaboration.“Firstly, we are delighted and welcome Brent’s appointment to the TFA Board and believe him to be an outstanding choice and contributor to the sport in coming years,” Maguire said.“Certainly, with the advent of our new Strategic Plan, we have been working very closely in partnership with the NRL on the Board appointment, the co-location of staff in the joint facility in Queensland and other key strategic areas,” he added. “Notwithstanding the most recent announcement of the agreement struck with the Melbourne Storm, provides for both codes innovative pathway and profiling opportunities. “This also represents the culmination of an enduring relationship and long-term support informally of our two sports in Melbourne. The collaboration and linkages between both organisations follows other partnerships across the majority of NRL clubs now either underway or in development.   “We also look ahead to some broader profiling and coverage between both sports and athletes, namely The NRL Rookie program which airs tomorrow night on Go! (Nine) in addition to other joint community and commercial opportunities in coming weeks.”“And we continue to see more and more NRL talent on show and in form emerging from Touch Football including Bevan French (Eels), Matt Moylan (Panthers), Ash Taylor (Titans), Shaun Johnson (Warriors) and Benji Marshall (Dragons), highlighting not only the pathway but also the partnership in action.”Related LinksBrent Tate appointed to TFA Boardlast_img read more

Indigenous nation in Washington State seeks meeting with feds on Trans Mountain

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Lummi Nation in northwest Washington state is requesting a meeting with Canadian officials regarding the environmental impacts of industrial projects on the Salish Sea off the coasts of Washington and British Columbia.The secretary for the nation sent a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland this week, saying that projects including the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will result in unavoidable, irreversible and unacceptable harm to the nation’s territorial waters.In particular, the letter points to the effect of increased shipping traffic on fishing areas, as well as the dangers of ship strikes, noise pollution and oil spills for endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.The letter says so far, Canada has dismissed the Lummi Nation’s concerns with respect to Trans Mountain and shows no sign of acting differently with respect to a proposed three-berth marine container terminal south of Vancouver.The nation says Canada’s actions constitute a violation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as international law that prohibits environmental harm across international boundaries.Canada officially adopted the declaration in 2016, but legislation proposed to harmonize Canadian laws with its principles was quashed by Conservative senators last month.A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

BMC railways spar over collapsed FOB

first_imgMumbai: Over a month after a foot overbridge (FOB) near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) collapsed, killing seven persons, a blame game has erupted between the Mumbai civic body and the Central Railway (CR) over it.The Brihanmumai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has recently written a letter to the CR, seeking to know whether the railway authorities had intimated it about linking the FOB to 18 platforms at the CSMT. The 40-year-old Himalaya FOB was connected to CSMT’s suburban train platforms one to seven and long-distance train platforms eight to 18. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The civic body said it wanted to know whether linking of outstation train platforms led to an increase in the load on the bridge. However, CR officials said it was very immature to say that the bridge fell because of the human load. “Don’t consider our letter as blame-game. We simply want to ascertain whether linking of platforms for outstation trains with the (collapsed) FOB led to increase in the load?” said a senior BMC official requesting anonymity. When contacted, CR officials objected to the civic body’s letter and said a reply to the BMC will be given soon. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Let us make it clear that the railways constructed the FOB to facilitate the passengers. But in the last 10 to 12 years, the footfall of suburban passengers at the FOB had gone down. Hence, it is very immature to say that the bridge fell because of the increasing load,” a senior CR official said. “In fact, human load does not affect a bridge as much as the static load, like the use of heavy material, such as tiles, which was also the case with the ill-fated bridge,” the CR official added. Although the number of long-distance passengers have gone up, they approach to the platforms via P D’Mello Road and not from the collapsed bridge, the official added. After the bridge collapsed on March 14, Mumbai police had booked both the BMC as well as the railway officials and launched a probe. However, the police had later dropped the charges against the CR officials.last_img read more

Gunmen fire on uranium convoy in Brazil no injuries

RIO DE JANEIRO — The company that operates a nuclear plant in Brazil says that gunmen fired on a convoy carrying uranium fuel, but says they weren’t targeting the radioactive material.Gunmen shot at police cars accompanying the convoy Tuesday near the city of Angra dos Reis, where the plant is located.A statement by the Eletronuclear company says bandits were frightened by the appearance of police vehicles and shot at one. It says police returned fire, but there were no injuries.The company said Wednesday the uranium made it safely to the plant.Drug traffickers are known to operate in the area.The Associated Press read more

Need export help Here are some small business resources

NEW YORK — Small business owners who are interested in exporting, or who need education and assistance about issues like tariffs, can get information or assistance online or from federal, state or local government agencies.A look at some of the resources:Online help:The Small Business Administration has a guide to the basics of exporting, including how to find buyers and financing. .The U.S. Commercial Service operates , a portal that also has educational materials, information about trade with specific countries and links to export services such as product analysis, aimed at determining if a product is ready for export. Some of the services are free, while others have fees. The site also has a section to help companies deal with trade problems.The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s website, also has information about individual countries and references such as a glossary of trade terms.Some states and cities have export assistant offices; search online to find out if there’s one in your state.In-person help:The U.S. Commercial Service has offices in most of the states and nearly 80 locations outside the U.S. You can find them at .Small Business Development Centers, or SBDCs, give free counselling to small companies and can provide information on exporting and export resources. You can find one at . Many are located on college or university campuses.SCORE, the organization that gives free advice to small businesses, has mentors who can help companies on a range of topics including exporting. You can meet with one in person or connect with them via phone or online. You can find a mentor at ._____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.comJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press read more

Police arrest 31 Australia bound people

The asylum seekers had paid nearly 400,000 each for the illegal journey to the human smugglers. Among those in the bus were women and children including a new born baby. The raid was carried out by the police intelligence unit. The bus was to take them to the location where a boat had been prepared to transport the asylum seekers to Australia by sea. The police arrested 31 Australia bound asylum seekers and four human smugglers in Vavuniya last night.Our reporter in the area said that the would-be asylum seekers were in a bus which was about to take them to a drop off point when they were arrested. read more

Bernanke likely to face tough questions from lawmakers on Feds plan for

Bernanke likely to face tough questions from lawmakers on Fed’s plan for bond purchases by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 17, 2013 3:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Ben Bernanke is expected to face tough questions Wednesday from U.S. lawmakers about when the Federal Reserve might start to scale back its low interest rate policies that have helped support economic growth.The Fed chairman will also be pressed on the state of the economy and his future at the Fed after his second four-year term as chairman ends in January. And he may even criticize Congress for federal spending cuts and tax increases that have weighed on the economy this year.But investors will focus on Bernanke’s comments about the Fed’s potential timetable for slowing its bond buying.Bernanke’s two days of testimony begin Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee. On Thursday he goes before the Senate Banking Committee.Since the financial crisis erupted in 2008, the Fed has kept its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero. And since late last year, it’s been buying $85 billion a month in mortgage and long-term Treasury bonds to try to reduce long-term rates and induce people and businesses to borrow and spend.Financial markets began to gyrate after then Fed’s June 18-19 meeting. That’s when Bernanke sketched a rough timetable for the Fed’s bond purchases. He said the Fed could start scaling back its bond buying later this year and end it around mid-2014 if the economy strengthens enough to be in line with the Fed’s more optimistic forecast.Stocks plunged, even though Bernanke’s comments were generally in line with what economists had been expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 560 points in two days. Investors feared Bernanke’s comments meant the Fed was ready to let rates rise sooner and faster than they’d expected.Since then, the chairman and other Fed officials have sought to calm investors. They’ve stressed that the Fed won’t pull back on its stimulus unless the evidence was clear that the economy and the job market were improving as much as the Fed had forecast. If not, the Fed would keep its support intact. It might even increase its stimulus it felt the economy needed more support.The stock market gradually recovered. And when Bernanke reinforced his go-slow message at a conference last week near Boston, the stock market celebrated. The Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index reached all-time highs.The yield on the 10-year Treasury, a benchmark for mortgages and other long-term interest rates, also fell as investors bought bonds. It was at 2.54 per cent on Tuesday after surging as high as 2.74 per cent on July 5. That’s still well above the 1.63 per cent reached on May 3.At last week’s conference, Bernanke said unemployment was still too high and noted that inflation remains below the Fed’s 2 per cent target — both reasons to keep low rate policies in place. He said the economy was also being held back by higher federal taxes and budget cuts.“If you put all of that together,” Bernanke said, “you can only conclude that highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future is what is needed for the U.S. economy.”The chairman signalled that even after the Fed starts to slow its monthly bond purchases, its overall policies will keep rates low. It plans, for example, to keep its investment holdings constant to avoid causing long-term rates to rise too fast. It also plans to keep short-term rates at record lows at least until unemployment reaches 6.5 per cent. Unemployment is currently 7.6 per cent.And Bernanke has said 6.5 per cent unemployment is a threshold, not a trigger. The Fed might decide to keep its benchmark short-term rate near zero even after unemployment falls that low.Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University, expects Bernanke won’t deviate from last week’s message.“I think Chairman Bernanke will try to calm the markets,” Sohn said. “I think he will say that the Fed’s exit strategy is totally dependent on future economic developments.”Hiring has improved since the Fed’s bond buying began. Employers have created an average of 202,000 jobs a month this year, up from 180,000 in the previous six months.Still, unemployment remains elevated, and economic growth has been modest the past three quarters.The economy grew at a subpar 1.8 per cent annual rate in the January-March quarter. Many economists think growth in the April-June quarter weakened to an annual rate of 1 per cent or less. They foresee a moderate rebound in the second half of this year.Bernanke may be delivering his last economic report to Congress. While he has not publicly announced his plans, it is widely thought that he does not want to remain for a third term as chairman.Vice Chair Janet Yellen is considered the front-runner to replace Bernanke, but President Barack Obama has not tipped his hand yet about possible replacements.Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, who served Obama in the first term as chairman of the National Economic Council, is also considered a potential candidate.The expectation is that Obama will nominate a replacement in late summer or early fall so that the Senate will have time to hold confirmation hearings this year. read more

Phil Jackson could face fine over comments about Ohio States DAngelo Russell

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 26 to watch OSU beat Nebraska, 81-57. Jackson could be facing a fine from the NBA for comments about OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson could face a tampering fine from the NBA for making comments about Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, according to multiple reports.Jackson was on hand at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday night to watch Russell and his OSU teammates dispatch Nebraska, 81-57.According to, Jackson made comments about Russell as he was leaving the arena.“He’s a great-looking kid,” Jackson said. “Great prospect.”The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA, meaning they will likely have a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in June. Russell is currently projected to be among those top five picks.Multiple reports emerged Friday morning saying Jackson’s comments could have violated NBA rules. League rules state that team front office’s are prohibited from discussing players who are not draft eligible.Being fined for tampering is not foreign to Jackson. In June, he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his comments about then-Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher as potential candidate for the Knicks’ head coaching vacancy. Fisher was later hired as New York’s coach.Following the conclusion of Ohio State’s season, Russell will have until April 26 to decide whether or not he will enter the NBA Draft.Russell and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court Sunday against Purdue at 7:30 p.m at the Schottenstein Center.Phil Jackson tells @DougLesmerises that Ohio State PG D’Angelo Russell is “a great looking kid with a great future.”— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) February 27, 2015 read more

Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

first_imgA SMALL TSUNAMI hit Japan today after a powerful and shallow undersea quake, although there were no immediate signs of serious damage and no reports of injuries or deaths.People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami, which was recorded as being as high as 55 centimetres (22 inches) in one place, rolled ashore.There were no new problems at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, NHK said, citing operator Tokyo Electric Power.“There have been no rises at (radiation) monitoring posts at Fukushima Daiichi,” the broadcaster reported.Workers who had been patrolling wells used to measure underground water evacuated to higher ground after the tremors struck.There were no reported problems at any other nuclear plant, including at Onagawa, the site of the largest wave – 55 centimetres – recorded today. All of Japan’s 50 viable reactors are shut down.DepthThe quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres at 2.10am local time (17.10 GMT Friday), 327 kilometres southeast of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, according to the US Geological Survey.The USGS initially said its magnitude was 7.5, and issued a green alert on its website, signalling a low probability of deaths or economic losses.As it stood down its warnings, Japan’s meteorological agency said the quake was an aftershock of the March 2011 tremor.“We have lifted all tsunami alert but the sea level may continue to show small changes for half a day or so please be very careful when working by the sea,” an official told a press conference.The area affected largely overlapped with that hit by the March 2011 disaster when more than 18,000 people died after a towering tsunami crashed ashore following a 9.0 magnitude undersea quake.In the town of Ofunato, a 20-centimetre tsunami was logged just after 3 am, while Ishinomaki, which was devastated in 2011, recorded a 30-centimetre wave.- © AFP, 2013Read: Despite a few earthquakes in Ireland this year, we’re not signed up to earthquake drill today>last_img read more

La CNIL se penche sur la sécurité des cartes bancaires NFC

first_imgLa CNIL se penche sur la sécurité des cartes bancaires NFCLa Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) s’interroge sur la sécurité des cartes bancaires équipées de la technologie NFC, un système de paiement sans contact jusqu’ici essentiellement déployé sur les terminaux mobiles. Certains experts ont pointé du doigt d’importantes failles permettant de pirater aisément des informations personnelles.Développée pour permettre un paiement sans fil et à courte portée via un téléphone mobile ou une carte bancaire, en les apposant simplement sur un terminal lui-même équipé d’un capteur compatible, la technologie NFC suscite des inquiétudes. Après que des experts ont mis en lumière des manquements en matière de sécurité, la CNIL a décidé de se pencher sur la question, indique-t-elle dans un communiqué.À lire aussiLe ministère de l’intérieur va réagir à la nouvelle politique de confidentialité de GoogleC’est la fonctionnalité NFC des cartes bancaires qui est concernée par cette investigation. La Commission entend déterminer l’existence “d’éventuels problèmes de sécurité liés à ces cartes et d’analyser leurs conséquences en termes de vie privée”, explique-t-elle, rappelant que “la loi Informatique et libertés prévoit que les organismes mettant en œuvre des traitements informatiques doivent assurer la sécurité des données qu’ils traitent afin notamment d’empêcher que des tiers non autorisés n’y aient accès”. Plusieurs articles ont été publiés ces dernières semaines à ce sujet, affirmant que certaines cartes de paiement NFC proposées par des établissements bancaires ne protégeraient pas les données personnelles qu’elles contiennent. A plusieurs mètres de distance, elles semblent pouvoir communiquer des informations sur leur propriétaire et les transactions qu’il a réalisées. Interrogée par le site Clubic, la commission a indiqué que les premières conclusions de son enquête tendent à confirmer ce manquement en matière de sécurité. Le 14 mai 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dean Ambrose talks eating on the road and WrestleMania 31

first_img Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins Sam Roberts and Katie Linendoll are featuring an interview with WWE star Dean Ambrose talking about eating on the road, not wrestling in traditional wrestling gear in WWE, WrestleMania 31 tomorrow night and more. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jon Moxley Joins AEW Facebook Shawn Michaels Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Jon Moxley: AEW Was Bigger Than WWE Title Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WhatsApp Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canadalast_img read more

Fire destroys plumbing company truck parked at Vancouver Costco

first_imgA fire on Saturday destroyed a box truck owned by a plumbing company that was parked at a Vancouver Costco store.Vancouver firefighters were dispatched around 5:30 p.m. to 6720 N.E. 84th Street for the report of a vehicle fire.Customers going to and from the store called 911 when they noticed the truck had caught fire and flames were spreading. The driver of the truck was inside the store, said fire department spokesman Kevin Stromberg.The first engine arrived in minutes. Along with the crew of a fire truck, seven firefighters extinguished the blaze in less than 10 minutes, Stromberg said.Still, that was long enough for the fire to destroy the truck and its contents.No one was hurt as a result of the fire. No other vehicles near the truck were reportedly damaged.The Vancouver Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.last_img read more

Mourinho picks his manager of the year

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has nominated his compatriot Carlos Carvalhal as the candidate who should win the Manager of the Year awardThe Swansea manager has turned things around since replacing the fired Paul Clement back in December and has guided the South Wales side from the bottom of the Premier League table to 15th place with five wins in 11 matches.The Portuguese coach has overseen victories against the likes of both Liverpool and Arsenal and Mourinho is full of praise for his achievements this season.“This guy [Carvalhal] is going to keep Swansea in the Premier League,” said Mourinho, according to Yahoo.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He is the manager of the season, because they were dead and he is going to save them.”One thing that has particularly impressed Mourinho about the Swansea coach this season is his brave approach to making substitutions at half-time with his side 2-0 down.“He changed the players. Not many coaches would do that at half-time. He did it and improved his team.” added Mourinho.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp on Dejan Lovrens injury

first_imgJürgen Klopp has given an update on Dejan Lovren who is set to face a short spell on the sidelines due to a pelvis issueDejan Lovren returned to Melwood earlier this week but failed to participate in the club’s training due to the problem. He is likely to miss Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures.However, Klopp is anticipating Lovren will be back in training shortly, telling his post-match press conference following the Reds’ win over West Ham United: “He is not fit. Let me say it like this, last year he already had a few problems with that, but he could obviously play – and played really good.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Recovery days were always enough then it was not a problem, and he was in the next session again. We did not train a lot in the end of the season, of course, because we were more or less constantly playing, but he played constantly.“Now in the World Cup, [playing] three times [for] 120 minutes it got a bit worse, but I am pretty sure it will settle in the next one, two or three weeks. In that time he can probably for sure train already, but not the full programme, so that will then take time.“In the end, it is serious but not that serious, so it’s not that we need to be afraid that it will take him until whenever. At the moment he is not available, that’s true.”last_img read more