I Shared What?!? See What Facebook Info You Share with the Web

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#Facebook#privacy#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit mike melansoncenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Managing your online identity is a constant struggle between defining the public, the private, and the many shades of context in between. One prominent battleground, of course, is 500-million-member strong Facebook, where we constantly share opinions, links, pictures, videos, status updates, contact information and more.Navigating the various shades of privacy, however, can be difficult and I Shared What?!? helps to show you what information your sharing according to your privacy settings.ISharedWhat.com is an “information sharing simulator that lets you see the information you would share right now with a Facebook App or Facebook Connect, using permissions you set.” The site makes a comparison between navigating the social Web with driving a car, calling it “inherently dangerous” while “incredibly powerful,” pointing out that sites like Facebook are helping to create a Web “based on people, rather than websites”.The site works by letting you log in using your Facebook login and then showing you, plain and simple, what you’re granting access to every time you log in to another website or Facebook App using Facebook. Depending on your settings, this can be anything from your basic details like name and time zone to more intimate details like your friends list, your email address and even your phone number.To get a look at what you’re sharing, give the I Shared What?!? Simulator a shot. If you’re concerned with sharing your information with the site, this is what it has to say about how it handles your information:I Shared What?!? is a javascript application running in your browser. Our server never sees the information you share from Facebook. With the exception of your permissions and your Facebook user ID, your information never leaves your browser.Moving Beyond What You ShareAs I mentioned earlier, the site makes a pretty decent analogy between driving a car and navigating the social Web, saying that “Some people will believe that these crazy new contraptions are deathtraps and avoid the whole system. Others will dive in before road signs and traffic rules are figured out. […] But in the end, it will be worth it.”Renowned privacy researcher danah boyd shared shared some interesting anecdotes just this morning of users employing innovative methods for controlling their digital identities on Facebook. While your controlling your permission settings is important, boyd profiles two teens who also found that Facebook is, in the end, “worth it” but employ practices beyond settings to insure their privacy. The first teen, Mikalah, performs a “super logoff” by deactivating her account every time she logs off, they way she has complete control over her online identity. For Mikalah, there is no Facebook Connect, Instant Personalization or concerns over third-party sites. When she isn’t actively on Facebook, she doesn’t exist.The second teen, Shamika, simply takes a more proactive approach to Facebook by keeping her profile completely current and erasing each status update, comment, picture or message as it moves from the present to the past. “If it’s relevant now,” writes boyd, “it belongs on Facebook, but the old stuff is no longer relevant so it doesn’t belong on Facebook.”While many of us forge on ahead or opt out entirely, it seems that there are even finer grades of social media use occurring that defy entirely the privacy settings Facebook has set for our use. In the meantime, it’s likely you (like most) fall somewhere in the middle, and a tool like I Shared What?!? can help you see where you stand.In the end, the creators of I Shared What?!? envision “an entirely new kind of digital infrastructure where individuals are free to use their own data seamlessly at any service, as easily, and as safely, as we can drive to the grocery store today.” Already, from boyd’s tales of youthful privacy navigation, we can see that this will go beyond just data portability to realms of whether our digital self exists when we log off, and if so for how long. last_img read more

ReadWrite’s Best Stories Of 2014

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting readwrite A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ReadWriteReflect offers a look back at major technology trends, products and companies of the past year. Nobody likes to pick favorites. Here at ReadWrite, we reported on a lot of great stories in 2014, so picking the best of the year is no easy task. There was our in-depth coverage of diversity in tech, as well as ReadWriteBody, our ongoing series on networked fitness and the quantified self. We also had tutorials teaching you how to get started with the latest hardware and software—as well as our super sassy Silicon Valley Street Style. We asked hackers not to scream at our babies—a very different angle on the Internet of Things. It was hard to pick—but we asked the ReadWrite editorial staff to call out some of our favorite stories from the past year. Here they are. Five Steps To Build Your Own Random Non-Sequitur Twitter BotWritten by Lauren Orsini (@laureninspace)I’ve always loved the sense of humor and humanity Lauren brings to tutorials. This story began when we were joking around in our chat room. Lauren made some offhand comment about how easy it would be to set up a Twitter bot that mashed up our tweets into technojournalistic nonsense, and we all started begging her to make one for us. Then I asked her to do one better—and teach us all how to do it. The result is a great illustration of how easy it is to take off-the-shelf software components and services and build something whimsical and fun. Software doesn’t always have to be serious—and if fun tricks like Lauren’s Twitter bots help people start learning how to code, all the better. —Owen ThomasAn Ode To Jim Rockford’s Answering MachineJames Garner from “Rockford Files” opening credits.Written by Helen A.S. Popkin (@helenaspopkin)I really liked one of Helen’s first pieces, “An Ode To Jim Rockford’s Answering Machine.” If I could pick a runner-up, it would be a tie between Lauren’s first piece on the possibility of a Node.js split and Taylor’s very early piece on Twitch. Both pieces were really prescient about developments that hadn’t yet gotten much attention; Lauren’s piece also did a great job threading its way through complex issues and demonstrated a terrific depth of reporting. —David HamiltonHello Neo: Nokia Exists Only In Movie Form (Mostly)Neo (Keanu Reeves) with a Nokia Phone in The Matrix courtesy Warner Bros.Written by Helen A.S. Popkin (@helenaspopkin)When Microsoft removed Nokia’s name from the Lumia smartphone line, it prompted this clever culture piece, which illustrates how gadgets popularized on film can mark the passing of time. Helen somehow offers a sentimental look at these cultural touchpoints without veering into corny territory. Even though I hadn’t thought about old Nokia phones in years, the story stirred nostalgia for me and made me miss them. —Adriana Lee History’s Female Programmers Will No Longer Be ForgottenEniac computer women programmers, courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Written by Selena Larson (@selenalarson)Like most people interested in technology, most of my role models are men. I loved this article’s investigation into history to identify and name some of the key female pioneers of the digital age. This article outlines the efforts of women today to unearth computing’s rich female legacy. —Lauren OrsiniTechnically Scary: Halloween Costumes For The Modern GeekIllustration by Nigel SussmanBrainstormed by the ReadWrite staff, illustrated by Nigel Sussman (@nigelsussman)ReadWrite and Helen Popkin used the guise of Halloween costumes to lay the smack down visually on some of the most ridiculous Silicon Valley trends and stories of the year. With help from illustrator Nigel Sussman, creative and hilarious costume ideas like the Comcast Customer Corpse and #Gamergate were born. —Stephanie ChanThe Real Lesson From Recent Cyberattacks: Let’s Break Up The NSANSA headquarters Fort Meade night Wikicommons Trevor PaglenWritten by David Hamilton (@david_hamilton)David does an excellent job here skewering the NSA and the government enabling it simply by recounting facts and putting everything in context. It’s both saddening and a little scary that one can lose track of all the different scandals linked to the NSA. But here they are, along with some logical suggestions on what should happen instead… and reasons why they won’t. In case you needed more sobering reading to get you in the mood for 2015. —Richard ProcterTales From The Grumpy Programmer: What Old Farts Can Teach YouWritten By Lauren Orsini (@laureninspace) as told to her by Bob Pendleton aka “The Grumpy Programmer“; illustrated by Nigel Sussman (@nigelsussman)Lauren set out to do a “quick interview” for a profile on Bob Pendleton, a 60-something year coding veteran who blogs as “The Grumpy Programmer.” She came back with his 10,000-word email response filled with stories about lessons he’s learned from decades in the technology trenches, each tale better than the next. There was too much great material for a simple profile, so we turned to another method of storytelling. Comics are great way to impart a lot of information in a compact format, and a Web comic series is a great way to elevate the kind of story you don’t usually hear about in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. Nigel was immediately on board. He augmented Lauren’s script with great illustrative details, like Bob’s t-shirt in one frame, which reads, “I’m not working because it’s compiling.” Hopefully this is the first in a series with The Grumpy Programmer. —Helen A.S. PopkinBONUS! Best ReadWrite Story To Become A Book In 2014*An expanded tutorial based on Lauren Orsini’s “My Fish Just Sent Me A Text Message” appears in Make: Raspberry Pi and AVR Projects: Augmenting the Pi’s ARM with the Atmel ATmega, ICs, and Sensors.*Editor’s note: There was only one contender in this category.center_img Tags:#Answering machine#cybersecurity#Diversity In Tech#Grumpy Programmer#Matrix#Nokia Lumia#nsa#ReadWrite#Reflect#Rockford Files#Tutorials#Twitter Bot#women in technology Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Neandertals, like humans, may have had long childhoods

first_img © S.Plailly, E.Daynes/LookatSciences This skeleton of a Neandertal boy showed that he grew up slowly, like modern human children. Neandertals, like humans, may have had long childhoods Neandertal children may have grown up as slowly as modern humans.  All of this work had to focus on only one part of the body, because more complete skeletons of Neandertal children are so rare. The discovery of a 49,000-year-old partial skeleton of a child at El Sidrón cave in northwestern Spain offered a chance to compare growth rates across the body and skull. A team led by Spanish researchers measured the maturation of the teeth, skull, spine, elbow, hand, wrist, and knee, assessing the child’s development in a holistic way, says first author Antonio Rosas, a paleoanthropologist at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid.Anatomist Christopher Dean of University College London first calculated the age of the child—probably a boy, given the robustness of its bones—at death by counting daily growth lines in slices of one of his molars. The result was 7.7 years, which allowed the team to benchmark the child’s dental growth against data from more than 10,000 modern children from around the world. Then, the team examined computerized tomography scans of his bones to chart how six key places calcified during development. The boy’s limb bones were maturing at the same rate as children his age today, the team reports today in Science.However, the vertebrae at the center of his spine had not yet fused, unlike those in modern human children of similar age. And the back of the Neandertal child’s skull showed signs that his brain was still growing. The team noted that the child’s brain had reached only about 87% of an average adult Neandertal’s brain size, whereas modern human brains reach 90% of their adult size by age 5. “Neandertals and modern humans are following the same growth pattern, but we have detected some subtle differences,” Rosas says.Some experts are wary of making sweeping conclusions about Neandertals from the study of only one child. “Neandertal first molars typically grow at a faster rate than modern human molars … which makes this individual unusual,” says paleoanthropologist Tanya Smith of Griffith University in Nathan, Australia, who studies Neandertal tooth development. Also, the brains and bodies of adult Neandertals vary in size, and this individual might have grown up to be a relatively small-brained Neandertal, Ponce de León and Zollikofer say. In their view, these subtle differences are “almost certainly an issue of statistics.”Rosas hopes to confirm the overall pattern of growth in another partial skeleton of a Neandertal child, such as one in Russia. In the meantime, he says small differences in this boy’s development may offer clues about what makes humans different. Says Rosas: “In this fine modulation, we might find reasons to understand why Neandertals are Neandertals, and modern humans are modern.”center_img By Ann GibbonsSep. 21, 2017 , 2:00 PM Paleoanthropology Group MNCNCSIC Neandertals have long been seen as the James Deans of human evolution—they grew up fast, died young, and became legends. But now, a rare skeleton of a Neandertal child suggests that our closest cousins didn’t all lead such fast lives—and that our own long childhoods aren’t unique. The find may reveal how Neandertals, like humans, had enough energy to grow bigger brains.“We like the paper because it puts the idea of ‘Neanderthal exceptionalism’ to rest,” wrote anthropologist Marcia Ponce de León and neurobiologist Christoph Zollikofer from the University of Zurich in Switzerland (who are not authors of the new study) in an email. “RIP.”Researchers have long known that modern humans take almost twice as long as chimpanzees to reach adulthood and have wondered when and why our ancestors evolved the ability to prolong childhood and delay reproduction. Our distant ancestors, such as the famous fossil Lucy and other australopithecines, matured quickly and died young like chimps. Even early members of our own genus Homo, such as the 1.6-million-year-old skeleton of an H. erectus boy, grew up faster than we do.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)But by the time the earliest known members of our species, H. sapiens, were alive 300,000 years ago at Jebel Irhoud in Morocco, they were taking longer to grow up. A leading theory is that big brains are so metabolically expensive that humans have to delay the age of reproduction—and, hence, have longer childhoods—so first-time mothers are older and, thus, bigger and strong enough to have the energy to feed babies with such big brains after birth when their brains are doubling in size.Earlier studies found that Neandertal permanent teeth grew significantly faster and erupted earlier than those of our own species. This suggested that we reach adulthood a few years later than Neandertals, and that our developmental schedule is unique. But a recent study of the skulls of 15 Neandertals by Ponce de León and Zollikofer found that different parts of the brain developed after birth in a pattern similar to modern humans, which suggested Neandertals also had longer childhoods.last_img read more

IPL 2012 Live: RCB vs KKR cricket scores and commentary

first_imgA comfortable win for Kolkata. Bangalore went into the break midway with all the momentum after Kolkata’s late collapse but lost the plot completely in the first 6 overs. Kallis picked up the first 2, including the big man Gayle, and Balaji demolished the middle order with a terrific spell. He bowled with a good rhythm and struck important blows including wickets of Kohli and ABD, which left too much for the inexperienced Bangalore middle order. Bangalore were always playing the catch-up game after all the early wickets, and eventually lost by a big margin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. Score | PhotosKallis: We played some good cricket today. We were under a bit of pressure after the first 2 games but did well today. We knew that the new ball will be crucial – the ball was doing something and we had to pick the wickets. Gayle is a dangerous player, but we knew that we had a big chance against him upfront.IPL 2012: RCB vs KKR Live: KKR win by 42 runs7:55 pm | 19.6 overs: WICKET – And it’s all over for RCB – They go down by 42 runs. Shakib Al Hasan to Vinay Kumar, out Caught by Shukla!! A wicket to end the game. Sums up the Bangalore innings, and the match in fact. Comes down the track and heaves across but Shukla judges it well and takes it just inside the ropes. A big win for the visitors, who have bounced back after a couple of losses. Vinay Kumar c Shukla b Shakib Al Hasan 25(26) [6s-1] (RCB 124/9 in 20 overs)advertisementZaheer Khan comes to the crease7:55 pm | 17.6 overs: WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan to Harshal Patel, out Bowled!! A wicket for Shakib. The arm ball that skids on after pitching on off, Harshal Patel was neither forward nor back and let a huge gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through the gate to hit off stump. Harshal Patel b Shakib Al Hasan 10(9) [4s-1] (RCB 106/8 in 17.6 overs)7:45 pm: Strategic time out: RCB need 75 off 23 balls. Vinay Kumar and Harshal Patel are at the crease.15.5 overs: Shakib Al Hasan to Vinay Kumar, no run, was that a missed stumping chance? Yes! Vinay Kumar comes down the track but misses it completely, goes through the gate and Bisla fumbled behind to allow him back, poor effort that.Harshal Patel comes to the crease 7:32 pm | 14.2 overs: WICKET! Doeschate to Saurabh Tiwary, out Caught by Shukla!! Straight to the fielder! That’s catching practice. In the slot for him to swing across and he does exactly that, gets it off the middle of the bat but hits it flat and straight to deep mid wicket. Shukla didn’t have to move an inch, and Bangalore continue to slide. Saurabh Tiwary c Shukla b Doeschate 18(19) [4s-1] (RCB 78/7 in 14.2 overs)Vinay Kumar comes to the crease 7:25 pm | 11.5 overs: WICKET! Balaji to Vettori, out Bowled!! I’m afraid Bangalore’s hopes end with that dismissal. Vettori was trying to be innovative and shuffled across once again, Balaji maintained it simple and straight with a slower ball, Vettori played too early and missed it. 4th wicket for Balaji, he has been terrific today! Vettori b Balaji 20(12) [4s-3 6s-1] (RCB 60/6 in 11.5 over)Vettori trying revival of sorts, but eventually the pressure will get to him.10.4 overs: Bhatia to Vettori, FOUR, this is superb batting! Vettori looks a determined man. Bhatia bowls this full and outside off, Vettori moves across quickly and paddles it fine to the fine leg fence, picked his spot superbly and executed it even better 10.3 overs: SIX – a big one there Bhatia to Vettori, SIX, Vettori continues to fight! This was well picked – a slower one outside off but Vettori goes on his knees and slog sweeps, drags it from there over the deep mid wicket fence 7:15 pm | 9.6 overs: RCB are 43/5. Balaji to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, catch DROPPED by Shakib. That’s a sitter! Tiwary charges down at this short ball and pulls it flat and straight to deep square leg, Shakib positions himself well but the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will Saurabh Tiwary use this chance?! Daniel Vettori, left handed bat, comes to the crease 7:08 pm | 9.1 overs: WICKET! And KKR are busy pressing for a win… Balaji to Agarwal, out Caught by Gambhir!! Another wicket. The 3rd one for Balaji – he unleashes his broad smile. This is good bowling – back of a length and angled in, Agarwal looks to play across but it bounces a touch extra, lobs off the leading edge for a simple catch to extra cover. Gambhir completes the catch and calls his team-mates for a conference. A huddle perhaps? Agarwal c Gambhir b Balaji 5(6) (RCB 33/9 in 9.1 overs)advertisementMayank Agarwal, right handed bat, comes to the crease 7:00 pm | 7.2 overs: WICKET! Balaji to de Villiers, out Bowled!! What a stunner! Absolute peach from Balaji and he is on a roll. He did this to Shane Watson last year and does the same to de Villiers now! Angles it in and pitches on off, ABD thinks it will come in with the angle and looks to block but the ball straightens and goes past the outside edge to hit off. Absolute peach, nothing else to say. Bangalore will have to chase this down without Gayle, Kohli and de Villiers. AB de Villiers b Balaji 10(10) [4s-1] (RCB 25/4 in 7.2 overs)Saurabh Tiwary, left handed bat, comes to the crease 6:50 pm | 5.5 overs: WICKET! Things getting rather tough for RCB. Balaji to Virat Kohli, out Caught by Manoj Tiwary!! Another important wicket! Just reward for Balaji who has started with a superb over – 4 dot balls and then this huge strike. Once again lands it in an awkward length on middle stump channel and gets it to straighten off the seam, Kohli’s feet don’t move as he tries to work across, only managed a thick leading edge to point. Kohli wasn’t looking at his best today at all, he is furious with himself as he walks off. Virat Kohli c Manoj Tiwary b Balaji 6(14) [4s-1] (RCB 20/3 in 5.5 overs)AB de Villiers comes to the crease 6:38 pm | 3.3 overs: WICKET! And Chris Gayle falls, RCB come under massive pressure. Kallis to Gayle, out Caught by Shukla!! Gayle goes!! No Gayle storm today folks – it’s a huge disappointment to the home fans. Gayle c Shukla b Kallis 2(8) (RCB 8/2 in 3.3 overs)Virat Kohli comes to the crease 6:30 pm | 1.4 overs: WICKET! OK, early wicket there. Kallis to Pujara, out Caught by Yusuf Pathan!! That’s the start they wanted. Poor shot though, there is a slip in place but he opens the face – this was full and just outside off, Pujara gets forward and tries to run it down to third man, the ball goes off the outside half of the blade straight to slip. Pujara c Yusuf Pathan b Kallis 6(9) [6s-1] (RCB 6/9 in 7.1 overs) 6:20 pm | 0.1 overs: Pujara and Gayle are at the crease. Pujara is on strike. Brett Lee will open the attack  ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE INNINGS: Target 166KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: 165/8 in 20 overs. Alright! At one stage it looked like 200 was a certainty. But once Bisla fell, the innings fell apart. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Yusuf, Gambhir, Tiwary, Doeschate and Shakib fell in quick succession. Shukla didn’t contribute either and they would consider themselves 30 runs short looking at how they were going at halfway stage. But, that being said, 166 is not child’s play. It would require a strong contribution from the top order for Vettori’s men to steal the show tonight.Rajat Bhatia, right handed bat, comes to the crease  advertisement6:04 pm | 19.3 overs: WICKET! Harshal Patel to Shukla, out Caught by Zaheer!! What a catch! Shukla goes for the pull and gets a top edge, the ball goes miles in the air swirling around and Zaheer at mid wicket ran back, kept his eyes on the ball until the last moment and falls over to complete the catch. Shukla c Zaheer b Harshal Patel 5 (8) (KKR 154/78 in 19.3 overs)Brett Lee, right handed bat, comes to the crease  5:55 pm | 18.3 overs: WICKET! Vinay Kumar to Shakib Al Hasan, out Caught by Pujara!! They are falling like nine pins, you can’t help but feel for Shah Rukh Khan. He was all smiling moments ago but it has all died down, Shakib Al Hasan tries get under that overpitched delivery, wanted to heave it over long on, mishits it to the fielder at long off, Pujara is as safe as houses. Shakib Al Hasan c Pujara b Vinay Kumar 4(4) (KKR 151/7 in 18.3 overs)Laxmi Shukla, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Kolkata have lost 5 wickets for 19 runs.   5:50 pm | 17.2 overs: WICKET! And Murali strikes… Muralitharan to Doeschate, out Caught by Vettori!! The crowd erupts as another one bites the dust. The top spinner does the trick for Murali, Doeschate was looking for the sweep, the ball bounced a bit more, took the top edge and the ball went straight to the fielder at short fine leg, Vettori finally has a smile on his face. Kolkata have dug their own grave after starting so well. Doeschate c Vettori b Muralitharan 3(4) (KKR 143/6 in 17.2 overs) Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease 5:45 pm | 16.5 overs: WICKET! Zak gets his man… Zaheer to Manoj Tiwary, out Caught by Agarwal!! They are falling apart! Slower one from Zaheer, Manoj Tiwary was shaping for the pull but played it a little early, ended up spooning a simple catch to backward square leg, they have just turned on the self-destruction mode. Manoj Tiwary c Agarwal b Zaheer 2(5) (KKR 140/5 in 16.5 overs)16.2 overs: WICKET! Zaheer strikes and Gambhir departs! Zaheer to Gambhir, out Caught by Harshal Patel!! End of a fine innings. Gambhir tried to reverse sweep it with the bck of the bat, lobs it towards short third man, Harshal Patel dives forward and takes a good low catch. It was nicely bowled from Zaheer, full and on the off stump, Gambhir couldn’t do much after he decided to play that shot! Gambhir c Harshal Patel b Zaheer 64(39) [4s-9 6s-1] (KKR 139/4 in 16.2 overs) Manoj Tiwary comes to the crease 5:35 pm | 14.1 overs: WICKET! Another one and RCB are back in the game. Vinay Kumar to Yusuf Pathan, out Caught by Gayle!! Yusuf Pathan got a life in his very first ball, but he’s not determined to make the most of it, a simple catch at backward point, Gayle was the fielder. It was too close to the body to be playing the cut shot, slashed at it and it went off the outer half of the bat straight to Gayle, good bowling from Vinay Kumar, kept it slightly short and close to the body, the extra bounce did the trick for his team. Yusuf Pathan c Gayle b Vinay Kumar 1(3) (KKR 126/3 in 13.3 overs)  Yusuf Pathan comes to the crease 5:30 pm | 13.3 overs: WICKET! Bisla falls after a blazing 46. Muralitharan to Bisla, out Stumped!! Bye Bye Bisla says Muralitharan as he bowls a doosra, Bisla didn’t pick it up at all, he was coming down the track looking to go downtown, misread the line of the delivery completely and ABD has an easy task behind the stumps, Bisla was a long way down the track. He has played a fine hand though. Bisla st de Villiers b Muralitharan 46(29) [4s-2 6s-3] (KKR 125/2 in 13.3 overs)  Bisla and Gambhir are going hammer and tongs against RCB. They are well aware that Chris Gyle is playing for RCB in this match and no target is too tough when he gets going.5:24 pm | 12.6 overs: That’s Gambhir’s 50. Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, FOUR, overpitched and beautifully played! Gambhir gets underneath it, carves it over extra cover, off the middle of the bat and it almost cleared the ropes, Gambhir gets his FIFTY.Manvinder Bisla, right handed bat, comes to the crease 4:58 pm | 6.2 overs: WICKET! Kallis falls but not before giving a jump start to KKR… Vettori to Kallis, out Caught by de Villiers!! The captain does it for his team. A much needed break-through this. Good delivery from Vettori, it didn’t turn, got a bit of extra bounce, went straight on and was slightly short, Kallis backed away looking to cut, gets a thick outside edge to the keeper. ABD makes no mistake and Kallis departs for 22. Kallis c de Villiers b Vettori 22(23) [4s-3 6s-1] (RCB 60/1 in 6.2 overs)4:40 pm | 5 overs: KKR are 47/0  with Kallis (14) and Gambhir (30 off 12 balls) at the crease. The match started late, maybe that’s why KKR captain Gautam Gambhir is in a rush to complete the innings ASAP.4:15 pm | o.1 over: Kallis and Gambhir are at the crease. Kallis is on strike. Zaheer will open the attack. Alright, the electrical problem has been sorted out. Kallis is walking out with Gambhir. Fasten your seatbelts folks, here we go! For those who are asking – no overs reduced. It will still be a 20 over game. Zaheer Khan has the new ball. One slip in place for Kallis. Still no news from the venue! Wonder what the problem really is. It is not a complete power failure. We can see the big screen working fine. So are the audio systems.3:55 pm – VINAY KUMAR’S PREDICTION: The Bangalore seamer feels 170-180 should be a good total. “The humidity is a bit high. All the players are feeling good. Coach is feeling confident. Bangalore’s wicket generally favors both batsmen and bowlers. 170-180 will be a good score. It is a very good learning curve playing with Vettori, Gayle and ABDV.”3:47 pm – CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Gautam Gambhir says, “It’s important for us to turn it around, it’s a long tournament but we can’t play the kind of cricket we played in the first 2 games. It’s just a matter of 1 game. Lee has a niggle in his hamstring but he said he is fit enough to play. We would’ve bowled first as well. Shakib and ten Doeschate return for McCullum and Narine.”3:45 pm – CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Daniel Vettori says, “We always get good support here, they know their cricket as well. ABD is a classy player, he showed us what he can do. With Muralitharan in the side it makes my job a lot easier. We have spoken about momentum, that’s important. Bowling first suits us, especially with Gayle back in the side. Gayle returns for McDonald, happy that Gayle is back – he was fantastic last year and hope for more of the same this year.: 3:40 pm – CHANGES ON BOTH SIDES: So, now, the  teams have been named and there are a couple of changes on both sides. First, the big news, Chris Gayle is playing this game, so Kolkata better watch out. The big West Indian was spectacular during the last edition. Andrew McDonald to sit out for RCB. Kolkata have left out Brendon McCullum and Sunil Narine to make space for Shakib-al-Hasan and Ryan ten Doeschate.3:39 pm – KOLKATA PLAYING XI: Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Laxmi Shukla, Lakshmipathy Balaji3:37 pm – BANGALORE PLAYING XI: Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Daniel Vettori(c), Vinay Kumar, Harshal Patel, Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan 3:35 pm – BANGALORE WIN TOSS: Daniel Vettori has won the toss and the Royal Challengers will bowl first. The left-arm spinner seems to be confident in his bowling attack… and why shouldn’t he be, with himself and Zaheer Khan in the line-up. Kolkata will be hoping to deliver a much better batting performance in this game. Perhaps it’ll be Yusuf Pathan’s day!3:30 pm – BUZZ AROUND THE GROUND: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of this exciting match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. This one promises to be one hell of a game — a real cracker. Bangalore are in fine form, which they proved by beating the Delhi Daredevils in their first match. On the other hand, Kolkata have suffered two disappointing losses, but Gautam Gambhir and his men know they are capable of much more. The game is set up perfectly to provide thrills.last_img read more

Diamond League: Usain Bolt and Mo Farah under spotlight in London

first_imgUsain Bolt’s suspect hip and Mo Farah’s status as the golden boy of British athletics will come under scrutiny when both return to London’s Olympic stadium this weekend.The two-day so-called Anniversary Games, which incorporates a Diamond League meeting, features a glittering cast but six-times Olympic gold medalist Bolt is the undoubted top of the bill when he goes in the 100m on Friday.The world record holder has looked a long way from the unbeatable sprinter who elevated track and field above the murky waters of its dope-stained past with stunning 100m, 200m doubles at the Beijing and London Olympics.This season though he is yet to dip below 10 seconds in the 100 and missed the recent Jamaican trials with a troublesome hip injury. He has not run a 100m since April in Rio.Bolt’s fitness, and speed will be under scrutiny a month before the world championships in Beijing when American Justin Gatlin, on fire this season, will be itching to have a crack at him.There will be no showdown in London, however, and a fit Bolt looks a strong favourite ahead of European record holder Jimmy Vicaut of France, who ran 9.86 seconds in Paris three weeks ago.”The race tomorrow will definitely determine whether I’ll race again before Beijing. I have two 100s to make it right,” Bolt said at news conference on Thursday.”But when I get to championships I always make sure I’m ready! I’m definitely excited for Beijing, maybe a bit nervous. I set the bar quite high last time I ran there.”advertisementWith twice-banned Gatlin causing a stir in the athletics world, a sharp 100m by Bolt would be a timely PR boost for a sport still mired in suspicion — most recently allegations surrounding Alberto Salazar, coach to Britain’s 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic champion Farah.Farah has stayed loyal to Salazar, who is being investigated by both USADA and UK Anti-Doping over allegations that he has violated doping rules and will run the 3,000m, also on Friday.Although there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Farah, it has been an uncomfortable few months for the Briton who, after his extraordinary feats on the those balmy nights in London three years ago, could apparently do no wrong.”It’s not a nice thing but at the same time, I answered everything that I can and it’s not in my control, it’s nothing to do with me,” Farah said.”I’m very excited to be able to go back in that stadium and compete in front of my home crowd.”last_img read more

79 terrorists killed in J-K till June 30

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 27 (PTI) With 79 terrorists being killed in Jammu and Kashmir till June 30, militant groups based in Pakistan have intensified their efforts to radicalise youths, who are targeting security forces and giving it a shape of civil resistance, Rajya Sabha was told today.Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from Pakistan and the security forces have responded to it, resulting in killing of 79 terrorists till June 30 this year.”Since a large number of terrorists neutralisation has taken place, the terrorist organisations based in Pakistan are now increasing their efforts to promote radicalisation through vested interest groups and social media and increase the attack on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir forcing them to retaliate and give it a shape of civil resistance,” he said replying to a written question.Ahir said security situation is monitored and reviewed regularly at all levels and security agencies work in close coordination to thwart the nefarious designs of Pakistan sponsored terrorists.The Minister said there were 125 terrorist incidents in the first six months of 2016 in comparison to 76 in the corresponding period of last year.Altogether 390 incidents of stone pelting took place till June 2016 in comparison to 224 in the corresponding period of 2015. There were 40 fresh recruitment of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in the said period in comparison to 34 in June last year. PTI ACB RCJ RG RCJlast_img read more

Central railway recruitment Mumbai for sports personnel 2016- 2017

first_imgThe Railway Recruitment Cell, Central Railway (RRCCR), Mumbai invites online applications for recruitment of sport personnel in various disciplines for the Year 2016-17.The online registration would be open from November 22, 2016 till December 6, 2016.Vacancy details: The recruitment would be based on level 5/4 and level 3/2.Level 5/4 recruitment (Rs 5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay of Rs 2800/2400):One post in Diving/swimming (men) for the events of Hard Board/Spring Board/Back/Butterfly One post in Cricket (men) for the position of Batsman/Spinner  One post in Hockey (men) for the position of Forward/Defender  One post in Hockey (women) for the position of Forward/Goal Keeper  One post in Tennis (men) for the events of Singles.Level 3/2 recruitment (Rs -20200 + Grade Pay of Rs 2800/2400): One post in Diving/Swimming (men) for the events of Hard Board/Spring Board/Back/ButterflyOne post in Athletics (men) for the events of Long Distance/Sprints Two post in Athletics (women) for the events of Short/Long Distance Jumps/Throws/SprintsOne post in Basketball (women) for the position of Pivot/All Rounder   One post in Snooker (men) for the events of Snooker/Pool   One post in Cricket (men) for the position of Batsman/Spinner  One post in Cricket (women) for the position of Bowler   Two post in Football (men) for the position of Mid Fielder/Defender   One post in Hockey (men) for the position of Forward/DefenderOne post in Hockey (women) for the position of Forward/Goal keeper   One post in Kho-Kho (men) for the position of All Rounder   One post in Table Tennis (men) for the events of SinglesOne post for Tennis (men) for the events of Single One post in Weightlifting (women) for the events of 75, +75 kg.Qualification detailsadvertisementEducational Qualification: For Level 5/4 – Minimum Graduation in any faculty by a recognized University For Level 3/2 – Minimum HSC/ Intermediate/ Equivalent by a recognized Board.Age Limit:   Minimum 18 years and maximum 25 years as on 01/01/2017   Candidates born between 01/01/1992 and 01/01/1999 (both days inclusive) should only apply.Sports performance:  For Level 5/4 Posts: Represented the Country in Olympic Games (In Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in World cup (Junior/Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd position in World Championships (Junior/Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in Asian Games (Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in Commonwealth Games (Senior Category) For Level 3/2 Posts: Represented the Country in World Cup (Junior/Senior Category) (OR) Represented the Country in World Championships (Junior/Senior Category) (OR) Represented the Country in Asian Games (Senior Category) (OR) Represented the Country in Commonwealth Games (Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in Commonwealth Championships (Junior/Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in Asian Championships/Asia Cup (Junior/Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in South Asian Federations (SAF) Games (Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in USIC (World Railways) Championships (Senior Category) (OR) At least 3rd Position in Senior/Youth/Junior National Championships (OR) At least 3rd Position in National Games organized under aegis of Indian Olympic Association (OR) At least 3rd Position in All India Inter University Championships organized under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities. (OR) 1st position in Federation Cup Championships (Senior Category).Selection Process:    Trial and Interview   Candidates must bring original certificates of Date of Birth, Educational Qualification and Sports related Certificates on the day of trial and interview, without which they shall not be permitted to appear in the same.Application Fee:Rs 500/- for Unreserved and OBC candidates, Rs 250/- ( for SC/ST candidates, Ex-Servicemen, Women Candidates, Persons with Disabilities, Minority candidates, and candidates belonging to Economically Backward Classes) with a provision for refunding the same to those who are found eligible as per notification and actually appear in the Selection Trials.How to Apply:Interested, eligible sports personnel can apply online through RRCCR Central Railway Recruitment Cell Website from from November 22, 2016 till December 6, 2016.Read: OSSSC recruitment 2016: Apply for 736 Horticulture, Village Agriculture worker postsRead: Tripura PSC is hiring for various Professor, Principal posts: Eligibility and application process For information on more latest government jobs, click here.last_img read more

Shane Warne cleared over porn actress assault allegation

first_imgAustralian spin legend Shane Warne has been cleared over allegations that he had recently punched an adult movie actress in the face at a Mayfair nightclub.The 48-year-old was accused of punching 30-year-old glamour model Valerie Fox at the upmarket Loulou’s nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.However, the former spin bowler now revealed that he was initially questioned but subsequently released without charge. He further informed that no further action would be taken in the matter.”This is now the end of the matter. Thanks for all the kind messages of support,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Warne, as saying.Although Warne admitted that he was `shocked` to be accused of assaulting an adult entertainment actress, he fully co-operated with the police throughout the investigation.”I was shocked to read the media stories circulating earlier today concerning a false allegation of assault. I have fully co-operated with the police, and they have now had the opportunity of seeing CCTV and speaking to witnesses,” Warne said.Heres my statement to false allegations ! pic.twitter.com/jGcNTpkoCe- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 24, 2017Actress and model Valerie Fox had posted pictures of an apparent eye injury in the early hours of Saturday with the caption “Proud of yourself? Hitting a woman? Vile creature.Proud of yourself? Hitting a woman? Vile creature. pic.twitter.com/RRnn3Ycfjp- Valerie Fox (@ValerieFoxxx) September 23, 2017And no, I’m not lying. Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you can hit women and get away with it. pic.twitter.com/dk7PPhTiCgadvertisement- Valerie Fox (@ValerieFoxxx) September 23, 2017Absolutely traumatised by tonight’s events, being a victim of assault is horrible and I thank the @metpoliceuk for their help & support.- Valerie Fox (@ValerieFoxxx) September 23, 2017last_img

Leading the Renewal of American Manufacturing: Ohio’s Combined Heat and Power Program

first_imgOutput-based emissions standards incentivize energy efficiency and CHP investments by relating emissions to the productive output of the industrial process rather than the amount of fuel burned (i.e., input-based standards). ↩︎ The EPA Information Collection Request (ICR) database includes information on 8,300 major source boilers, while the EPA separately estimates that the U.S. has approximately 14,000 major source boilers. While these data provide a useful indication of the scale and scope of U.S. major source boilers, they are incomplete and subject to revision. ↩︎ What are boilers? How are they used?A boiler is a vessel in which fuel is combusted to heat a fluid and create steam. Industries use steam for process heat and to generate mechanical and electrical energy. The U.S. is estimated to have more than 1.5 million boilers. Combined heat and power (CHP) is a related, high-efficiency technology that produces both electricity and heat from a given fuel input. Utility MACT is also known as MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standards) for power plants, or more formally as “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units”. ↩︎ Boilers and process heaters are classified as Major Sources if the facility has the potential to emit more than 10 tons per year of any single air toxic or more than 25 tons per year of any combination of air toxics; Area Sources are located at facilities below this threshold. ↩︎center_img Boiler MACT BackgroundThe Boiler MACT rule, which is expected to be finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this spring, requires boilers and process heaters to reduce emissions of air toxics including mercury, hydrogen chloride, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide. These pollutants can cause a range of damaging public health effects, from developmental disabilities in children, to cancer, heart disease, and premature death. Emissions limits established by MACT are calculated based on the performance of the best-performing 12% of existing sources. The MACT approach to emissions limits was established under Section 112 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, and has also been applied to the power sector in the 2011 Utility MACT standards.1 In addition to protecting public health, final promulgation of the Boiler MACT rule will stimulate investment that creates opportunities to improve U.S. industrial competitiveness while reducing toxic emissions. On March 9, 2012, the Ohio Public Utility Commission hosted a workshop for the Pilot Program on Combined Heat and Power, which it has launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The workshop convened industrial companies, energy experts, and state-level policymakers to discuss the role of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology in complying with upcoming federal Boiler MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) standards. The CHP pilot program in Ohio is an important precedent that recognizes the potential for U.S. industry to raise its energy productivity while improving the health of workers and surrounding communities. Once implemented, Boiler MACT will require 12% of all U.S. “major source” boilers2 to meet emissions limits, while the remaining 88% can comply through “work practice standards” (essentially, periodic tune-ups). Boilers subject to emissions limits are those with capacity above 10 million Btu per hour, are used more than 10% of the year, and burn fuels other than natural gas or refinery gas. There are three basic compliance pathways for boilers to achieve emissions limits required by Boiler MACT:Switching input fuels to natural gas or refinery gas,Retrofitting existing affected boilers, orInstalling CHP technology.The purpose of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio workshop was to help stakeholders better understand the technical and economic feasibility of the third, CHP-based compliance pathway. A special characteristic of the Boiler MACT rule is its inclusion of output-based emissions standards (OBES) as an alternative compliance option that incentivizes investment into CHP and other energy efficiency technologies.3 This compliance pathway creates an opportunity for U.S. industry to cut costs by reducing energy inputs, which also serves to insulate businesses from energy price volatility.Ohio’s Boilers and Pilot ProgramOhio is a prime state to initiate the Boiler MACT CHP Pilot Program in the sense that manufacturers located there consume more energy than in any other state in the Midwest region. According to the EPA’s Information Collection Request (ICR) database, Ohio has 340 major source boilers, of which 77—including Ohio’s oldest boiler, from 1923—would be subject to Boiler MACT emissions limits.4 Ohio’s sectors with the most affected boilers are utilities and chemical manufacturing. Among U.S. major source facilities, 86% of boilers are used for industrial activity, compared to 8% for institutional and 6% for commercial enterprises. The Ohio Pilot Program will facilitate cost-effective compliance with Boiler MACT standards by providing site-specific technical and cost information to affected facilities, and by assisting interested facilities in CHP implementation.Potential Benefits of Boiler MACT StandardsThe primary purpose of Boiler MACT standards is pollution reduction, which is particularly beneficial for communities located near these units. The EPA has estimated that Major and Area Source Boiler MACT standards would avoid up to 8,100 premature deaths, 5,100 heart attacks, and 52,000 asthma attacks. On an aggregate level, the EPA estimates that total benefits of the major source Boiler MACT rule will be worth $27 to $67 billion in 2015, versus an estimated annualized cost of $1.5 billion.While compliance will pose technical and economic challenges for affected manufacturers, the flexible administration and unique design of the Boiler MACT standard also creates an opportunity for renewed investment into a more energy-productive U.S. manufacturing sector. Through its participation in the interagency pilot program on CHP technical assistance, Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission will help manufacturers in their state rise to the challenge of regulatory compliance by capturing the potential for energy efficiency.last_img read more

David Luiz returns to Chelsea squad

first_imgChelsea David Luiz back in Chelsea squad, Conte confirms Omnisport Last updated 1 year ago 22:52 11/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Luiz and Antonio Conte - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Premier League David Luiz West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea West Bromwich Albion The defender was left out of the club’s 1-0 win over Manchester United but will return to the fold against West Brom this weekend Antonio Conte has confirmed David Luiz will return to Chelsea’s squad for the Premier League trip to West Brom on Saturday.The Brazil international was left out of the 1-0 win over Manchester United prior to the international break amid reports of a breakdown in his relationship with the Blues boss.Blues 13/10 to beat WBA to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But the defender is set to be involved at the Hawthorns and will join a fit-again Gary Cahill, who sat out England’s recent friendlies with a back problem.While Conte confirmed Michy Batshuayi will miss the match with an ankle injury, he would not be drawn into specifics surrounding the decision to drop David Luiz.”It was a technical decision and every single player has to react well and accept my decision. It’s normal,” Conte said at his pre-match press conference.”I do not like to speak about a single player. I like to speak about the team and the next game. This is most important.”The lads are training at Stamford Bridge today! pic.twitter.com/LYkucr83Mf— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 17, 2017David Luiz’s absence against the Red Devils afforded Andreas Christensen another opportunity to shine as the young defender enjoys a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge.”It is positive because last season, I didn’t have this opportunity to rotate,” he said.”This season I have another opportunity because Christensen is showing he’s an important player for us. He is showing great maturity.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Elton John Hosts Radical Eye Dinner On World AIDS Day

first_imgOn World AIDS Day this year, Elton John and David Furnish welcomed a host of fellow philanthropists and special guests, including Lady Gaga, David Walliams, Juergen Teller, James Blunt, will.i.am, Lottie Moss, Craig David, Sophie Ellis Bextor and many more to the Tanks of Tate Modern, London as they hosted a special ‘Radical Eye’ black tie dinner, private view and exclusive after hours’ party to mark World AIDS Day 2016.The event was kindly sponsored by Bulgari.The evening began with an intimate private view of the highly lauded exhibition of Modernist photography from the Elton John Collection, ‘The Radical Eye’, before welcoming guests at a drinks reception and 3 course dinner.The event was hosted by Tania Bryer and guests viewed a short film charting the progress achieved by the global anti-AIDS community over the last year and Elton’s leadership to continue the flow of funds towards the fight.Elton John said: “I was so thrilled and honoured to see two of my great passions come together in one night: the magic of photography and the humanity of the fight against AIDS. It was a special occasion.”Mark Dybul, Executive Director of The Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria and Elton John AIDS Foundation trustee also took to the stage, speaking of the critical role the Foundation plays in the global fight against AIDS, both for global advocacy and in the work they fund.Speaking at the event, Mark said: “The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s contribution to the fight against AIDS is extraordinary, and Elton and David’s advocacy is truly unique.”The event raised nearly £1 million to support our vital programmes and £80,000 was committed to ‘We the Brave’, a transformational public awareness and de-stigmatisation campaign in South Africa helping LGBT and men who have sex with men. This group is up to 20 times more likely to be infected with HIV.Following the dinner and private view, the event continued late into the night, with special guest Craig David taking to the decks at the after party to rapturous response. He performed hits including Rewind and Walking Away, alongside TS5 set including Justin Bieber and Whitney Houston tracks.The world’s first ever global health day, initiated in 1988 – World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year to enable worldwide communities to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who lost their lives to the worldwide pandemic.last_img read more

Moroccans Consume 131 Million Liters of Alcohol Per Year

Rabat – At a time the Moroccan law clearly states that only foreigners are allowed to buy and consume alcoholic beverages, a new study conducted by Euromonitor for the British Magazine The Economist has found that Moroccans are actually the ones putting money in the pockets of liquor distributors and manufacturers.According to the study cited by French-speaking magazine Jeune Afrique, Moroccans consume an estimated 131 million liters of alcohol per year including, 400 million bottles of beer, 38 million bottles of wine, 1,5 million bottles of whiskey, 1 million bottles of vodka and 140,000 bottles of champagne.The study went on to highlight that the companies operating in the field of producing, importing and disturbing alcoholic beverages work in complete transparency under Moroccan law, some of which are even publicly traded in the stock market. In addition to the massive consumption, Morocco has 37,000 Ha exclusively reserved for vineyards, making the kingdom the largest producer and exporter of wine in the Arab world.“If we apply the law, there should be millions of Moroccans in prison,” a Casablanca Lawyer was quoted by Jeune Afrique as saying.“Close all bars, pubs and nightclubs, punish grocery stores and supermarkets that distribute alcohol. Failure to do so means we close our eyes,” he added.In this regard, Marjane supermarket chain has decided in August to stop selling Alcoholic beverages all together. Acima, another SNI-owned company, is also considering removing alcohol from its stores.“We are just waiting to liquidate our stock,” an Acima executive told the French-speaking magazine. “Not a drop of alcohol will be sold by the chain in 2015.”The magazine stressed that although the Moroccan government prohibits the sale of alcohol it is, however, the first to reap its benefits.The sector employs thousands of people each year and generates about 4 billion Dirhams in revenue, not to mention the tax revenue. read more

US job openings jump to record high of 73 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing the economy.The Labor Department says job openings jumped 2.4 per cent in December to 7.3 million. That is the most since records began in December 2000. It is also far greater than the number of unemployed, which stood at 6.3 million that month.Businesses have shrugged off a variety of potential troubles for the economy and kept on hiring. The 35-day partial government shutdown began Dec. 22, and growth in China, Europe and Japan has weakened, threatening U.S. exports. Still, employers added 304,000 jobs in December, the government said earlier this month, the most in nearly a year.Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press read more

Darfur UNbacked ceasefire commission holds inaugural meeting

22 August 2011A new ceasefire commission for Darfur held its inaugural meeting today, with the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in the war-torn Sudanese region saying it plants the seeds for enduring peace. “The work of the Cease Fire Commission is vital for the implementation of the peace agreement,” UN-AU mission (UNAMID) head Ibrahim Gambari told the meeting in El Fasher, referring to the accord signed last month in Doha, Qatar, between the Sudanese Government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), one of several rebel groups in the vast region.UN officials hope that other groups will now sign the accord and finally end a conflict between rebels, Government forces and allied militiamen that has killed an estimated 300,000 people and driven about 2.7 million others from their homes since it erupted in 2003. Both sides have been accused of numerous human rights abuses. “The commission carries on its shoulders the dreams of many for rupture with the past and the hopes of many more for a better future for their children and communities,” Mr. Gambari said.Chaired by UNAMID Force Commander Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba and comprising senior Government and LJM officials and a representative of Qatar which hosted the peace talks, the CFC will monitor violations of the agreement, various older accords and dialogue among parties that have signed, as well as ensure the safety of those implementing the accords. Mr. Gambari pledged UNAMID’s full support for implementing the agreement which he said “provides a unique opportunity for a new beginning… It plants the seeds for enduring peace and paves the way for a better tomorrow for all Darfuris,” he said. The CFC’s next meeting is scheduled for 8 September to build on the momentum of the inaugural session.UNAMID has some 23,000 uniformed personnel on the ground. read more

OSU mens hockey soar past Golden Hawks in exhibition

Ohio State sophomore forward Dakota Joshua surveys the defense against Wilfrid-Laurier in an exhibition at the Schottenstein Center on Oct. 2, 2016. Credit: Ric Kruszynski | Ohio State AthleticsOhio State men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik’s message to his team in the offseason was clear: A fast start to the season will be a key factor in the team having an opportunity at postseason play. The Buckeyes did just that in their exhibition game on Sunday at Value City Arena inside the Schottenstein Center by jumping all over the Wilfrid-Laurier Golden Hawks from the get-go.With the help of two first-period goals from sophomore forward Dakota Joshua, OSU defeated Wilfrid-Laurier 9 – 2. Yes, it was just an exhibition, but Rohlik said he was pleased with the team’s offensive attack in the early period.“We talked a lot about getting out there, and the guys were anxious to play against somebody else besides themselves,” Rohlik said. “Just trying to get out there and throw the first punch, get out there, get after it, that was kind of our focus today.”Joshua would come back in the second period to tack on another goal to his already impressive performance, topping off a hat trick. Joshua added an assist on a second-period goal by sophomore defender Tommy Parran, for a total of four points on the day.“I was fortunate enough to get two in the first,” Joshua said. “It was a little weird being the first game back from a long break so it was nice to see the first one go in.”Sophomore forward John Wiitala had four points as well, and newcomer forward Tanner Laczynski had three points on Sunday. The Buckeyes registered 50 shots on net.Being selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, Laczynski is being asked by the coaching staff to fill a big role for an OSU team that has postseason aspirations. Joshua said that the youngster didn’t have any deer-in-the-headlights looks out there in his first game action.“He knows, in his head, that he has a big role to fill, so it was good to see him go out in the first game — even though it was an exhibition — and do what he needed to do,” Joshua said. “Hopefully that will give him a little jump start.”Concerning the defense, Rohlik stuck with his pairs of defensemen that he ended last year with. Senior captain defensemen Josh Healey and Drew Brevig possess the most experience on the back line, but each of them was paired with sophomores Tommy Parran and Sasha Larocque, respectively.Twelve out of 26 OSU players are sophomores or freshmen, and one particular pairing that showed OSU’s youth was the duo of freshmen defensemen Matt Miller and Gordi Myer. Healey said he believes the coaching staff has figured out its six defensemen for the regular season, but Sunday’s game provided an opportunity for the freshmen to compete for a spot in the lineup.Earlier in the week, Rohlik said the penalty kill and powerplay units will be crucial this year for the Buckeyes. On Sunday, OSU was 2-for-5 on the powerplay, but did allow a goal on the kill.The Scarlet and Gray ranked near the bottom of the NCAA in penalty kills last year, which Healey said he believes caused several results in ‘15-’16.“It’s definitely been something we have worked on and have been working on,” he said. “We had a lot of one-goal games last year that came down to penalty kill and powerplay either not capitalizing or giving up a goal. This year, we are definitely focusing more on that.”The Buckeyes will switch its focus to the regular season and No. 3 Denver, the team’s first opponent on Friday. read more

Oscar Mayer Trades Bacoin Cryptocurrency For Actual Bacon

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Oscar Mayer wants you to put your money where your mouth is with Bacoin—the first bacon-based cryptocurrency.Go ahead, register online to invest in and mine Bacoin (pronounced BAY-COIN), redeemable for packs of real Oscar Mayer bacon.“Even better, you help control the value of each Bacoin,” according to the official website, which encourages folks to share the stunt on social media or via email every day through May 14.Like other digital currencies, the market price of Bacoin can be volatile: The more you share, the greater its worth (which is my personal motto when it comes to cured pork).Track your lot online, then, when you’re ready, cash out to receive actual rashers of bacony goodness.As of press time, one Bacoin equals one slice of sowbelly.“Oscar Mayer is the gold standard of bacon because of our dedication to hand-selecting the best cuts and then naturally sugar-curing and naturally hardwood-smoking our bacon,” brand manager Matt Riezman said in a statement. “Add to that our proven expertise in the bacon-tech space, [and] Bacoin is poised to deliciously revolutionize the cryptocurrency market.”Known for its supermarket meat products and catchy jingle, Oscar Mayer is no stranger to publicity stunts.In 2014, the Kraft Heinz subsidiary launched the Wake Up & Smell The Bacon device, which transforms your iPhone into a bacon-scented alarm clock.Lucky smell-o-vision testers simply plugged the branded dongle into their device’s headphone jack (in the good ol’ pre-iPhone 7 days) to the sizzling sound and sweet smell of bacon in the morning.The American meat and cold-cut production company later introduced an unmanned aerial vehicle to help deliver frankfurters to hungry folks across the country.Joining the iconic Wienermobile, Oscar Mayer’s WienerDrone is designed for remote location drop-offs, and a maximum altitude of 1,200 feet (that’s 2,400 hot dogs lined up end-to-end).Unless you’re stranded in the woods or starving on a desert island, it’s unclear why anyone would call a WienerDrone: The device carries only one sausage at a time, across a distance of one mile, and its max flight time—with payload—is 15 minutes.center_img Facebook Is Making Cryptocurrency Because We’ve Learned NothingCops Raid Suspected Pot House, Find Cryptomining Operation Instead last_img read more

Police trying to ID elderly woman with memory problems found wandering in

first_imgUpdate: “The female has been identified and responsible parties for her have been contacted,” according to the Vancouver Police Department.****The Vancouver Police Department is trying to identify an elderly woman with memory problems found wandering in the area north of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Wednesday.The department said the woman was found wandering around the 1200 block of Northeast 93rd Avenue. She told officers she believes her name is Connie Rae, and that might live with others in a home near a park, but she doesn’t know anything else about herself.The woman is white, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has long brown and gray hair, and was wearing a blue and brown-colored, flower dress.She was transported to a hospital for a medical evaluation. Anyone how might know who she is or where she lives was to contact the Vancouver police.last_img read more

Ranieri Fulham lost their composure

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri believes Manchester United’s opening goal had a big impact on his players following today’s 3-0 defeat.The Cottagers fell to their 17th loss of the Premier League season at home to United following Paul Pogba’s brace and another from Anthony Martial.The result leaves Fulham down in 19th-place and seven points adrift of safety with 12 games remaining to indicate that time is beginning to run out for Ranieri’s men.“I was so happy the first 10 minutes, two great chances, but after we concede that goal, they break the lines, always asking for it behind the defensive line,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“We had to stay calm, we lost our composure, we concede the second goal on the counter-attack. In transition, that is not possible against teams like Manchester United.”The Italian was booed by Fulham’s own supporters at Craven Cottage after he decided to substitute loan star Andre Schurrle, who the Carling Goal of the Month Award on Friday, for Cyrus Christie in the second half.“I changed it because I wanted to put [Ryan] Babel behind the two strikers and put the full-backs around their defensive line,” said Ranieri.“We created some good crosses, but didn’t have a good chance.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Despite the growing pressure on Fulham, the former Chelsea and Leicester City coach was pleased with the resolve of his side even when they were 3-0 down.Ranieri added: “We have to work hard, it’s important to maintain the hope to do our best. I watch my team down 3-0 but they still wanted to score which is a good thing.“We have to fight. We fight, but against champions, the fight is not the only thing you have to do.”Next up for Fulham will be a trip to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United in their next Premier League match.FT: All over in SW6.[0-3] #FULMUN pic.twitter.com/NFcz07CVeP— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 9, 2019last_img read more

Hollywood man arrested after police find narcotics in home

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man was arrested after, police said, officers found a slew of narcotics inside his home.According to Hollywood Police, detectives found cocaine, heroin, meth and fentanyl, among other drugs, inside 47-year-old Aquile Ballate’s home, Friday.Investigators said the homeowner was selling the drugs. He is also on probation for grand theft auto.Police took Ballate into custody. He faces several charges, including drug possession and trafficking.Officials said this is the second suspect in two weeks arrested and charged for trafficking fentanyl in Hollywood.Police arrested a woman, Feb. 1, after they found 21 bags of fentanyl in her possession.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more