Assam Group of Ministers to report on ST status in February

first_imgThe Group of Ministers (GoM), formed by the Sarbananda Sonowal government to study the issue of granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities in Assam, will submit its report on February 15.On January 10, the Union government introduced a Bill in Parliament to declare the six communities — Adivasi (Tea Tribes), Chutia, Koch-Rajbongshi, Matak, Moran and Ta-Ahom — the Scheduled Tribes after approval from the Registrar-General of India and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.Assam’s 14 recognised tribes, divided into the Scheduled Tribe (Hills) and the Scheduled Tribe (Plains), are opposed to the plan for granting the status to the six communities. They say most of these communities are educationally, politically and financially more advanced than them, besides outnumbering them.According to the coordination committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam, the State’s total tribal population is 3.8 million, while the six communities account for more than 15 million of the State’s 31.2 million people.On Sunday, the GoM, headed by Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, held its first meeting. “We will meet tribal groups before submitting our report on February 15,” Mr. Sarma said. The GoM will meet representatives of the All Assam Tribal Sangha, the Bodoland Territorial Council and the autonomous councils of the Rabha, Tiwa, Thengal Kachari, Sonowal, Mising and Deuri tribes.The GoM has had discussions with the representatives of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, which opposes the grant of the Scheduled Tribe (Hills) status to the Bodos who enjoy the status of the Scheduled Tribe (Plains). The Bodos are the largest plains tribe in the northeastern India. The numerically smaller hills tribes fear the Bodos will eat into their rights if they become the Scheduled Tribe (Hills).last_img read more

Australia to Give Temporary Visas to Foreign Pilots Amid Aviation Crisis

first_imgAustralia will allow foreign pilots on two-year visa from January to curb the shortage in the country. The shortage of pilots is so acute that aircraft have to be grounded.The Centre-right government had removed pilots from the list of jobs open for migrants in April in a bid to preserve Australian employment. But the shortage of pilots forced the government to go for a rethink.Pilots have been added to the temporary migration list, but the process would undergo a review every six months to check if Australian pilots were being given priority, the Australian Associated Press reported citing a spokesman for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.“In order to attract suitably senior pilots, who more than likely have a family growing up and so forth, we need to make it attractive enough for them to come across and uproot their family,” Mike Higgins, the Chief Executive Officer of the industry body, the Regional Aviation Association of Australia, said on Dec. 28, according to the Associated Press. “A four-year period seems to be a sweet spot.”The industry body is pushing for a 4-year visa instead of two years in Australia where 3 per cent domestic flights were canceled in November, the highest monthly data in almost six years, Reuters reported.Australian media reported in 2015 and 2016 that Asian and Middle East countries were poaching Australian pilots with big pay packets. Pilots also head outside Australia since they would not get a command position until the seniors move out the way within the country. It is also easier to move up the ladder in airlines at Asian countries.With the expansion of the aviation industry in Asia, demand for pilots is increasing as well. For instance, China has leased an aerodrome in Australia where thousands of pilots come for training.The government’s decision earlier this year to remove pilots from the list of jobs open for migrants was criticized by the opposition.The opposition transport spokesman, Anthony Albanese, said that the skill shortages were an “indictment of the failure” of the government’s handling of Australia’s aviation industry. “The current government has dropped the ball,” Albanese said in Sydney, according to the Guardian.“Australia should not only be able to produce enough skilled pilots to service our domestic industry, we should also have the capacity to train pilots for all around the world as an export industry to benefit our national economy,” he said. Related ItemsAustraliaAviationEmploymentlast_img read more

Four detained in Meerut for death of man

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police have registered an FIR and detained four men in a case of a young man being allegedly beaten to death and his friend injured by members of another community in Kashi village of Partapur area of Meerut on Sunday.In the FIR, Aslam said that his son Shoaib and his friend Amir of Kashi village were coming home on a bike when they were stopped by a group of men in the village, and were beaten mercilessly. “First, they were punched and then lathis were rained on them.” When they lost consciousness, Mr. Aslam was informed. In the meantime, their plight was noticed by a local named Shehzad, who pleaded with the attackers not to hit them further. They were taken to the KMC hospital where Shoaib was declared brought dead and Amir was admitted for treatment, the statement said.last_img read more

Ansari in Cambodia to boost ties as part of Act East policy

first_imgFrom Asim Kamal Phnom Penh, Sep 15 (PTI) Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived here today on the first leg of his four-day two-nation tour that will also take him to Laos as India seeks an “enduring partnership” and enhanced economic engagement with ASEAN countries under its Act East policy. Ansari was received at the Phnom Penh International Airport by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharitha and Indian Ambassador Naveen Shrivastava. The Vice Presidents visit to Cambodia at the invitation of Prime Minister Hun Sen will focus particularly on shoring up bilateral trade and investment which remains “much below potential”. “Cambodia is a growing economy that has maintained a growth rate of about 7 per cent over the last several years. It is seeking greater socio-economic development. They are also a very young nation much like India and they are looking at opportunities for human resource development. “We will assure them that they can count on India as a willing development partner,” Secretary East Anil Wadhwa told reporters while ahead of Vice Presidents visit yesterday. Ansaris visit is aimed at stepping up trade, investment, tourism and cultural linkages high on his agenda during the talks here. Besides holding bilateral talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun, Ansari will also meet National Assembly President Heng Samrin and call on Acting Head of State and President of the Senate Say Chhum. Ansari will also give a lecture on Cambodia-India Relations at the Office of the Council of Ministers. The Vice President will also visit Angkor Wat temple and the Ta Prohm temple in Siem Reap province. “We are also involved in the conservation and preservation of these great monuments and we hope that the Vice Presidents visit to these sites will encourage people to people contact as well as tourism,” Wadhwa said. Ansari will also visit the Mekong-Ganga Textile Museum in Siem Reap province. He will also meet Indian community in Cambodia. During Ansaris visit, India will look to step up its participation in infrastructure projects and capacity building. After visiting the Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm temples, Ansari will leave for Laotian capital of Vientiane on Thursday. His visit to Laos will be the first by an Indian Vice President. “Visits to Cambodia and Laos, two important growing economies, will definitely reaffirm our pursuit of an enduring partnership with countries of ASEAN region which is part of our Act East policy,” Wadhwa said. (more) PTI ASK NSA AKJ NSAadvertisementlast_img read more

US Boxer Patrick Day Passes Away Days After Suffering Brain Injury During Knockout Loss

first_img 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. boxingCharles ConwellPatrick Day First Published: October 17, 2019, 12:14 PM IST Los Angeles: American boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles Conwell last weekend, promoter Lou DiBella said in a statement.The 27-year-old super welterweight had undergone emergency surgery after being knocked out by Conwell on Saturday at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. “On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury,” DiBella said.Day, who had been in a coma following surgery at Northwestern Memorial hospital, died surrounded by family and friends.The American fighter had been carried unconscious from the ring on a stretcher on Saturday following his 10th round knockout.Conwell, a 2016 American Olympian, dropped Day in the fourth and eighth rounds and then landed a right hand in the 10th which caused Day to stumble.Seconds later Conwell rocked Day with a massive left hook that resulted in Day falling backwards and his head bouncing off the canvas. Referee Celestino Ruiz called off the fight at one minute, 46 seconds of the round.Day lay on the canvas for several minutes receiving medical treatment before being removed from the ring.Day is at least the third boxer to die from injuries sustained in the ring this year.Argentine boxer Hugo Santillan died in July following a bout in San Nicolas, just north of Buenos Aires.Santillan’s death came just two days after Russian fighter Maxim Dadashev died from brain injuries suffered in a fight in Maryland.In his statement on Wednesday, DiBella said he hoped Day’s death would prompt US authorities to adopt tougher safety standards.”It becomes very difficult to explain away or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this,” DiBella said.”This is not a time where edicts or pronouncements are appropriate, or the answers are readily available. It is, however, a time for a call to action.”While we don’t have the answers, we certainly know many of the questions, have the means to answer them, and have the opportunity to respond responsibly and accordingly and make boxing safer for all who participate.” last_img read more

Boxing: Eddie Hearn confirms he’s in talks with Manny Pacquiao to fight on DAZN

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementDuring the buildup and in the aftermath of his seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse in July, Manny Pacquiao stated that he is a promotional free agent and no longer with long-time promoter Bob Arum.While Manny Pacquiao is now coming towards the end of his career there is no denying that his star is still significant.Recently Pacquiao told Lance Pugmire of the LA Times that he plans on making his next fight on December 2nd with the date suggesting the fight won’t be in the US with it being on a Sunday.Matchroom Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn Hearn admits that talks are ongoing with the WBA “regular” welterweight champion to put him on DAZN as part of the partnership between Matchroom and the streaming service owned by Perform Group..@EddieHearn confirms to me that he’s in talks with @MannyPacquiao to have him fight on DAZN. @DAZN_USA @sportingnews @sn_boxingring #MatchroomBoxing— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) August 9, 2018Eddie Hearn listed Amir Khan, Kell Brook or Jessie Vargas as potential opponents.Although, a fight with Amir Khan makes the most sense as he has been chasing Manny Pacquiao for years and there have also been talks about Amir Khan fighting Kell Brook later this year in the UK. It would be interesting to see how things play out.Pacquiao has a 60-7-2 record, but his last bout – a seventh-round knockout win over Lucas Matthysse in July –  was his first in over a year, and his first stoppage win since 2009.Also Read-Boxing: Floyd Mayweather reveals he wants to promote Manny Pacquiaolast_img read more

iPhone X, Nokia 8, OnePlus 5T: Meet the phones with the best displays in 2017

first_imgIf you thought the mobile industry was going through a bit of a stagnation, then 2017 definitely stirred the pot. This year was all about getting rid of those pesky bezels you’ve seen and grown tired of on your smartphone. Not to mention improvements to the displays with most flagship moving towards full-HD+ and Quad HD resolutions along with OLED panels. With the biggest brands coming out with at least one smartphone that chopped down the bezels, we can finally say we’re taking the a step towards a future where it’s all screen.Companies like Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus and Apple, to name a few, have given us phones this year that push the boundaries (quite literally) of smartphone display. Full-screen phones with OLED panels look to give a far more immersive viewing experience than ever before and this is just the start. Some bezel-full smartphones have managed to make an impact with their displays as well. We take a look at some of the phones this year that came with attractive displays that you should consider.Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rs 67,900The Galaxy Note 8 did well to leave the ghost of the Galaxy Note 7 in the past. Following a disastrous 2016, this year saw three flagships, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 that featured what the company called Infinity Display. These phones all came with minimal bezels for an 18.5:9 aspect ratio along with the company’s own AMOLED displays that were gorgeous to look at. In our review, we found that Galaxy Note 8’s Super AMOLED panels boasts of eye catching over-saturated colours with deep blacks.advertisementThe Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display. It is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 processor clubbed with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU and 6GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. The dual-SIM phones runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based TouchWiz UI version 8.5 and supports 4G LTE (and VoLTE) connectivity.The phablet features a dual rear camera setup, one 12-megapixel wide angle sensor and one 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and Dual OIS. Up front you get an 8-megapixel sensor with autofocus and f/1.7 aperture. The handset houses a 3300mAh battery with support for wireless charging. Apart from the battery life, the Galaxy Note 8 pretty much nails everything else and has one of the best displays for a smartphone this year.Nokia 8: Rs 36,999HMD Global re-ignited the Nokia brand and claimed a huge win with the Nokia 8, which is the company’s flagship phone for 2017. We absolutely loved the Nokia 8 despite the fact that it does not keep with this year’s trend of bezel-less smartphones. The screen on HMD’s flagship is fantastic thanks to its Quad HD display.The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display that is crisp, vivid and pixel-dense. Despite not sporting an AMOLED panel, the Nokia 8 comes with a terrific display with punchy colours and 700 Nits that makes it visible even under harsh sunlight. It is clearly one of the biggest highlights of the phone. It sports a dual camera system on the back, which comprises of a 13-megapixel RGB sensor and a 13-megapixel Monochrome sensor, and supports Optical Image Stabilisation, laser and phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. Up front you get a 13-megapixel sensor and the phone supports Dual-Sight, a feature that lets you use both the rear and front cameras simultaneously to take stills/record videos.Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Rs 59,990Sony has been pretty stubborn when it comes to designing its smartphones. Even in an age of minimal bezeled devices, Sony’s phones have continued to sport big bezels. But one can probably forgive the bezels if they surround an attractive display, which is true in the case of the Xperia XZ Premium.The smartphone bears a 5.5-inch (IPS LCD) screen with a 3840×2160 pixel resolution and a whopping 806ppi. This 4K display is something you would see on high-end TVs rather than smartphones. But Sony has used the display without making it look over-the-top. For starters, a majority of what is displayed on the screen is in full-HD (1080p) and not 4K, which is done to save battery life. The phone only upscales content to 4K when required while actual 4K content remains untouched.While the phone keeps switching between 4K and 1080p, the display is generally impressive, giving an almost AMOLED-like feel with over-saturated colours, high contrast ratio and pleasantly sharp viewing angles. The Triluminous and super-vivid modes also provide brighter, more vivid colours.Mi Mix 2: Rs 35,999Xiaomi can be credited as one of the first brands to get rid of the bezels when it launched the Mi Mix last year. The company followed that up with the Mi Mix 2, which sports a similar near bezel-less design that seen almost no beels on the top and sides keeping it mainly on the chin.advertisementThe 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display of the Mi Mix 2 boasts of a 2160×1080 pixel resolution. We found that the screen was really bright and viewing angles were great as well. Colours here are on spot, although an OLED panel would have added that something more that feels a little missing here. Still, with an 18:9 aspect ratio, the Mi Mix 2 provides a pretty impressive immersive experience that makes it worth buying right now.The Mi Mix 2 is powered by a 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is non-expandable. Optics include a 12-megapixel camera on the back with PDAF, 4-axis OIS and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.OnePlus 5T: Rs 32,999The OnePlus 5T was launched six months after the OnePlus 5, making it the de-facto OnePlus phone to buy right now. OnePlus’ latest smartphones brings a new design language for the company as it sports an near bezel-less display which is in keeping with this year’s trend. There’s isn’t much change on the inside, but it’s really all about what’s on the outside here.The outside sees a bright and vivid 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixel) display that is extremely vibrant as the colours pop out of the screen. OnePlus has also provides some modes to play around with including SRGB that mutes the screens and the DCI-P3, which gives the colours more depth. While most of the hardware is the same from the OnePlus 5, the 5T is really all about trying to keep with the trend of this year. And anyone who has been waiting for an edge-to-edge display will surely love what this OnePlus phone offers at this price.The OnePlus 5T is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is also an 8GB + 128GB variant available for Rs 37,999. The dual-SIM smartphone runs OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with a Face Unlock facial recognition feature as well.The cameras on the 5T have not received a major bump, although OnePlus says that they newer and better. The dual camera system on the back comprises of one 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor with 1.12-micron pixels and an f/1.7 aperture, and one 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture.Honor 8 Pro: Rs 29,999The Honor 8 Pro has been an all-rounder device and one of the best the Huawei sub-brand has brought out this year. The phone impresses with its cameras, performance, battery life and display. Like the Nokia 8 and Xperia XZ Premium, the Honor 8 Pro has substantial bezels on the top and bottom, but the display is really what is worth noting here.The Honor 8 Pro takes everything good about the display of the Honor 8 and adds a Quad HD element to it to bump up the colours even further. What you get is a 5.7-inch display that is vibrant with colours and great viewing angles. A Quad HD display at under Rs 30,000 is a pretty great offer and you won’t be disappointed with what the screen offers.advertisementApart from this, the Honor 8 Pro is powered by a Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor clocked at 2.36GHz. It is offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card. The phone sports a dual rear camera setup with one 12-megapixel RGB (color) sensor and one 12-megapixel monochrome (color) sensor. It also houses a fairly large 4000mAh battery.iPhone X: Rs 89,000Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone event marked the arrival of the iPhone X. The X signalled a dramatic shift in the company’s design for its flagship phone. It is the first iPhone to sport a full-screen display with a now iconic notch on top that houses all the cool sensors that make up Face ID. It is also the most expensive iPhone to date, priced starting at Rs 89,000 in India for the 64GB variant.iPhone X sports a 5.8-inch OLED display – a first for an iPhone – with a resolution of 2436X1125 pixels. From all sides and angles, this display is absolutely gorgeous and the colours come alive. It won’t be a stretch to say that the iPhone X has one of the most attractive displays on a smartphone this year.Apple’s latest iPhone is powered by the company’s own A11 Bionic chipset and runs on iOS 11. The X comes with dual rear cameras comprising of one 12-megapixel wide angle and one 12-megapixel telephoto lens. While the front camera includes a 7-megapixel sensor which is coupled with f/2.2 lens. The iPhone X is one of our best reviewed smartphones as it won us over on it’s display and terrific performance.last_img read more

Vivo Y95 with 20MP AI selfie camera goes official in Philippines, coming to India this month

first_imgVivo is expected to launch the Y95 in India around the end of November for under Rs 15,000 price tag. Ahead of the India launch, Vivo as unveiled the Y95 in the Philippines for a price tag of 13,999 PHP, which when translated to INR comes roughly around Rs 19,000. This is the first market to get the Vivo Y95, which means India could be the second one. As previously rumoured, the key highlights of the Vivo Y95 are the waterdrop notch or Halo FullView display and 20MP selfie camera. The Vivo phone has been launched in two colours Starry Night Black and Aurora Red.Both the colour variants of the Vivo Y95 are expected to hit the Indian market as well. The Vivo Y95 is the successor to the previously announced Y93. Compared to the Y93, the newly announced Y95 comes with improved features like powerful hardware, enhance software, better designed and also cameras.The Vivo Y95 comes packed with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD screen which sports a tiny waterdrop notch on the top, which Vivo calls Halo FullView display. The waterdrop notch equips the 20MP selfie camera on it. The smartphone produces HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, but some publications based out of Philippines are claiming that the Vivo Y95 comes packed with 1.9GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor and not Helio P22.Vivo has launched the Y95 in just one variant, with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. The smartphone, as rumoured, is backed by a 4,030mAh battery. The Y95 sports two cameras on the back side and a single sensor on the front. On the rear panel, the Vivo Y95 features a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a second sensor of 2-megapixel. On the front, the Vivo Y95 includes a 20MP selfie camera which comes paired with lots of AI features and face beauty camera mode for blemish-free selfies.advertisementOn the software front, the Vivo Y95 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS with FunTouch OS 4.5 UI on top out of the box. The Vivo phone also features a face unlock option and a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. As for the overall design of the phone, the Vivo Y95 looks a lot like the V9 Pro which launched in India recently.Vivo is set to launch the Y95 in India very soon. Although Vivo is yet to reveal the launch date details of the smartphone, India Today Tech can confirm that the Y95 will go official by the end of November. The launch date of the Vivo Y95 is yet to be officially revealed by the company.ALSO READ: OnePlus will launch its first 5G phone in 2019, but it may not be OnePlus 7Vivo mostly promotes its V series phones in India, but this time with the Vivo Y95, the company is changing its strategy. Like it goes for all the previously launched Y series smartphones, the Vivo Y95 will also be priced under Rs 15,000 in the country. A leak suggests that the smartphone could be priced Rs 14,999 in India. The final price of the phone will be revealed at the launch later this month.last_img read more

Is a Ray Rice-like video of Dez Bryant going to be leaked?

first_imgIs Dez Bryant about to go down in flames? (USATSI)Is Dez Bryant about to go down in flames? (USATSI)I want to watch Dez Bryant on film as much as the next person but there might be a video of No. 88 coming out soon that is, uh, less than enjoyable for fans of his.The rumors of a Ray Rice-like video of Dez existing have been around for a few days now but they’re definitely cresting today. It apparently took place in a Wal-Mart (which wouldn’t be the first time Dez made news at a Wal-Mart)Mike Florio went on the radio in Dallas last week to talk about the rumor and said it’s a story that “all of the major insiders know about” but isn’t sure if video of the entire thing even exists.Then this from Florio today. I haven’t written about or discussed the Dez Bryant video that may or may not exist since Friday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. I will today.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 25, 2015Dez, of course, is denying it all but perhaps all of this (and the Cowboys’ knowledge of it) is the answer to the “why hasn’t Dez gotten paid yet?” question.I have no idea what’s going to happen with this — I’m not sure how much smoke can exist without at least a brushfire — but for now it certainly doesn’t sound great.The other side of that, though, is that I have to think if a video existed of an incident that allegedly happened quite a long time ago, it would have been released by now., of course, whoever has it (apparently a good friend of Dez’s) put it under lock and key until the bid peaked which it seemingly has.I’m concerned, yes, because the Ray Rice saga was just brutal to watch, not to mention the fact that I like watching Dez play and Dez might not play again for a long time if any or all of this rumor is true.But I’m also hopeful that this is another in a long list of seemingly empty accusations against one of my favorite Cowboys ever.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Vinicius Jr. handed first Liga start

first_imgReal Madrid could cut the gap to top of the table Barcelona with a victory against Real Sociedad this weekend.The side from the Spanish capital trail the leaders by seven points but, should they overcome the Whites and Blues, Real could reduce the deficit to just four.As for the visitors, they are enduring something of a disappointing season and look likely to be involved in a relegation battle. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Sociedad have picked up just 19 points from their 17 matches and are three points ahead of the drop zone. Game Real Madrid v Real Sociedad Date Sunday, January 6 Time 5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the l ive sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream N/A fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed via Eleven Sports 1. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Eleven Sports 1 Squads & Team News Position Real Madrid squad Goalkeepers Casilla, Courtois, Navas Defenders Ramos, Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Reguilon, Odriozola Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Casemiro, Isco, Ceballos Forwards Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Jr. Gareth Bale was a huge doubt for this one, in the week where he was criticised by former forward Predrag Mijatovic , and he does indeed miss out.The Welshman was replaced at half-time by Isco in the last outing, but instead it is teenager Vinicius Jr. who has been handed his first La Liga start in place of the former Tottenham man.Real are still without Marcos Llorente, Mariano Diaz and Marco Asensio, who are all are missing through injury.Confirmed Real Madrid staring XI : Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius Jr. Position Real Sociedad squad Goalkeepers Moya, Zubiaurre, Rulli Defenders Zaldua, Llorente, Moreno, Elustondo, Gorosabel Midfielders Illarramendi, Zubeldia, Merino, Oyarzabal, Janujaz, Pardo, Zurutuza Forwards Juanmi, Jose, Bautista, Ramirez Sociedad have a problem at left-back where on-loan Theo Hernandez is ineligible to play against his parent club, and back-up Kevin Rodrigues is injured. First-choice goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya also looks likely to miss the match through injury, meaning Geronimo Rulli should start between the sticks.Joseba Zaldua and Andoni Gorosabel missed La Real’s last game before the Christmas break, but could return for the trip to the Bernabeu.Long-term absentees Martin Merquelanz and Raul Navas remain unavailable, while midfielder Luca Sangalli continues to recover from a mild stroke he suffered in October .Confirmed Real Sociedad starting XI: Rulli; Elustondo, Llorente, Moreno, Munoz; Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Merino; Janujaz, Oyarzabal, JoseBetting & Match Odds The hosts are big favourites for this one and can be backed at 1/3 with bet365 . The bookmakers will offer 13/2 on an unlikely Sociedad win, while a draw is 5/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Isco Real Madrid 2018-19This is Madrid’s second game back following the Spanish winter break, while this is the visitor’s first match since a 1-0 defeat to Alaves on December 21.Since then Los Blancos have won the Club World Cup, beating Al Ain in the final 4-1 , and have also returned to La Liga action.Solari’s men conceded a late equaliser against Villarreal on Thursday , however the result means Real are now unbeaten in their last four league matches.Since being appointed as manager in November, Solari has seen his side slowly rise up the table, but his ultimate aim is to catch leaders Barcelona at the league’s summit.“The objective is to continue climbing positions, the beginning has not been easy and we have gone from ninth to fourth,” he said.”The competition is open and we have to continue to cut [Barcelona’s advantage] and go to each battle to win it. We had a good first half in Villarreal but it cost us the points for not scoring our chances.”After this fixture, Madrid are involved in a two-legged Copa del Rey tie against Leganes, which are  separated only by Los Blancos’ La Liga game against Real Betis next week.Real also face Ajax in the Champions League last 16 next month and Solari wants his side to be able to compete on three fronts in the latter stages of the season.“We face three competitions and we’ll try to put in all the energy levels,” he said. “The rivals change and their characteristics, the players are not machines. Nobody has had less vacation time than us, the players put all their effort in.”When Sociedad last travelled to the Bernabeu the hosts ran out as comfortable 5-2 winners thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick and strikes from Toni Kroos and Dani Carvajal.Imanol Alguacil’s men will be hoping for better this time around, although they may be concerned at just how close the gap has got between themselves and the bottom three.A run of four straight defeats before Christmas saw Alguacil replace former coach Asier Garitano at the Basque club.last_img read more

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 fixtures: India to start campaign vs South Africa on October 24

first_imgICC T20 World Cup 2020 fixtures: India to start campaign vs South Africa on October 24The Indian men’s team will begin its campaign against South Africa on October 24 at the new Optus stadium in Perth while the women’s team will face Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 21.advertisement India Today Web Desk DubaiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 15:40 IST India will play South Africa in its first match at the T20 World Cup 2020 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTS16 best men’s teams will play 45 matches from 18 October – 15 November 202010 top women’s teams will contest 23 matches from 21 February – 8 March 2020Both men’s and women’s finals will be played at the Melbourne Cricket GroundThe International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced the fixtures for the men’s and women’s T20 World Cup which will be played in Australia next year.The Indian men’s team will begin its campaign against South Africa on October 24 at the new Optus stadium in Perth while the women’s team will face Australia in the first match of the tournament at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 21.The 16 best men’s teams will play 45 matches from 18 October 15 November 2020.Hosts Australia will play the opening match of the Super 12 stage of the tournament on Saturday 24 October under lights at the SCG in a blockbuster match-up against the world’s top-ranked team, Pakistan.The first men’s semi-final will take place at the SCG on Wednesday 11 November, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second semi-final the following night. Like the women’s final earlier in the year, the men’s final will be played at the MCG, on the evening of Sunday 15 November 2020.Here is the draw for the men’s #T20WorldCup in 2020!Which Super 12 route will be tougher to reach the semi-finals from? ICC (@ICC) January 29, 2019Both tournaments will be held right across Australia in eight Host Cities and 13 venues.The women’s tournament will see top 10 teams contest 23 matches from 21 February 8 March.A spectacular opening celebration will mark the start of the women’s tournament, when hosts and defending champions Australia take on India at Sydney Showground Stadium on 21 February 2020. The women’s tournament will also feature double-header semi-finals at the iconic SCG on Thursday 5 March 2020.advertisementWomen’s and men’s tournaments to be played as standalone events, with both finals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the ICC confirmed in a media release.”To hold two T20 World Cup finals at the world’s largest cricket stadium in front of 92,000 people is a particularly exciting prospect,” ICC CEO Dave Richardson said in the statement.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ICCFollow T20 World Cup 2020 fixtureslast_img read more

Mary Kom wants athletes and coaches to be given anti-doping awareness training

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 20:07 IST Mary Kom says she remains alert all the time and takes even routine medicines after consultation with her doctor (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMC Mary Kom says some coaches are to be blamed for the ever-prevalent doping menace in IndiaMary Kom said the National Anti-Doping Agency should conduct surprise raids at the national camps frequently”My honour is paramount and I have never ever thought of using drugs to perform better,” Mary Kom saidCelebrated Indian boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday said some coaches are to be blamed for the ever-prevalent doping menace in the country as they lead the athletes the “wrong way”. Mary Kom, the 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist and six-time world champion, advocated bringing coaches into the ambit of anti-doping awareness training imparted by the national watchdog, the NADA.”We need to teach the coaches also. They will also have to be made aware, given training about the prohibited substances,” the 36-year-old six-time world champion said at the closing ceremony of the National Conference on Anti-Doping.”Unfortunately, some coaches take their wards the wrong way. They take them to a different way,” she said in the presence of sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.Coaches being hand-in-gloves with athletes in usage of banned substances to win medals and later financial rewards from the government is well known in Indian sports but few have aired their views in public.”Some athletes want everything immediately. They do not want to toil to achieve success and so they use these banned drugs,” she said.”I am proud that I am a clean athlete throughout my career. This is because NADA people are after me all the time,” she quipped.The Manipuri, however, said that she remains alert all the time and takes even routine medicines after consultation with her doctor.”I ask my doctor whenever I have to take medicine for normal illness also. For even cold and viral fever, I ask my doctor because there may be components in these medicines which may be in the list of banned substances and they will enter my system.advertisement”My honour is paramount and I have never ever thought of using drugs to perform better. That is why I have to be cautious and careful,” said the mother-of-three who is also a Rajya Sabha MP.She said the National Anti-Doping Agency should conduct surprise raids at the national camps frequently to clamp down on doping.”There are a lot of supplements and injections these days. I think surprise raids and checks at national camps and to the rooms of the athletes can catch these dopers.”When some Indian athletes are caught for doping in international events, it affects every athlete of the country. The whole country is embarrassed.”Rathore, on his part, said an athlete would not learn or achieve anything by winning a medal through doping.”You can learn by losing and it is better to lose and learn something out of that instead of winning a medal though unfair means (doping). When you win a medal and know that you did by doping, you will not be able to stand in front of the mirror and see yourself,” said the 2004 Olympics silver medallist shooter.”I don’t look at the Athens medal often after winning it because the medal is not everything in sport. How I reached there and how I have achieved it by learning things with the hunger to win is more important.”A medal is not the ultimate thing, but winning it through honour is more important,” he said.Rathore also said he was always alert and remained on guard during his sporting career.”After I drink water from my bottle I would cover it with my finger, fearing that somebody may put something into it. Initially, I would use plastic bottles but later I would use glass bottles so that it is not possible to inject something into my water or drinks,” he said.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Mary Kom Mary Kom wants athletes and coaches to be given anti-doping awareness trainingMary Kom said the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) should conduct surprise raids at the national camps frequently to clamp down on doping.advertisementlast_img read more

The Jetson Adventure Electric Bike: Pedal Power

first_img The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ride Editors’ Recommendations Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Travel 2,200 Miles on an Extreme, 18-Day Mystery Tour from Tehran to Istanbul The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels I recently got the opportunity to spend a few days with a Jetson Adventure Electric Bike, and let me tell you this: I briefly considered perpetrating some sort of convoluted scheme wherein I would not have to return the bike to the good people of Jetson who lent it to me. Once you have ridden a power-assisted bicycle, a regular bike seems like a cupcake with no frosting.* But I’ve always avoided fraud when possible, so instead I simply rode the hell out of this thing while I could.First a few words on the Jetson brand: this brand new company is dedicated to providing “the most extensive line of personal mobility products for all ages that are environmentally-friendly, convenient and affordable.” I know that, because it says so on their website. The company will be offering electric bikes, scooters, hover boards, trikes, skateboards, and more. And you read that right, I said “will be” because at the time of this writing, Jetson’s store has not even officially launched yet.Riding the Adventure is like, well, riding a bicycle. The bike has a 250-watt motor with power supplied by a 36-volt Lithium-ion battery that provides ample power to the 27.5-inch wheels. But it’s not an electrically powered vehicle, per say; rather the power only kicks on when you are actively pedaling (and stops as soon as you cease pushing on the pedals). The bike assists your efforts, rather than propelling you along by itself. That makes the ride experience quite comfortable quite quickly; you might suck in one quick breath the first time you feel the bike begin to add power, but after that, operating the Jetson Adventure is natural and, of course, easy. (And this is coming from a guy who almost crashed a moped into the side of a parked van within about thirty seconds of starting the motor, by the way.)I rode this thing up hills that normally take the fight out of me on my regular mountain bike and didn’t hear a single complaint from my quads. I zoomed along on major roads and never broke a sweat as I paced the traffic. And I had completed a 3.2-mile loop around town (my standard jogging route, so I know the 4-1-1) before I knew it.Beyond the obvious attribute of the whole electric motor that helps you bike with minimal effort, the Jetson Adventure Electric Bike has a few other features that deserve mention. The bike has a built-in headlight and tail-lamp, which are great for safety. It can support riders weighing up to 300 pounds, which is an impressive capacity. And it even has a bell; yes, a good old manual bell that goes kind of like “ding-ing” when you ring it.However, there are a few things I have to criticize about the Jetson Adventure bike. My primary complaint is that the bicycle has a top assisted speed of 20 miles per hour. At first, I didn’t realize the thing had a pre-determined top speed, and I was rather confused why I couldn’t get it to go much faster than 32 KPH (the screen was set to kilometers, and being a progressive sort, I dealt with that calmly). Later, after re-reading the specs, I noticed the maximum speed to which the motor will assist the rider. Oh well, you can always just pedal harder or find a downhill grade. Or both.Also of note is the weight of this bike. At 42 pounds, it’s heavier than almost any other bicycle you are likely to mount these days. When the motor is working, of course it feels as light as the finest carbon fiber road bike. But were the battery to run out of power when you were still far afield, you would have one heavy bike on your hands. Of course, the Jetson Adventure was designed primarily for crosstown urban travel anyway, so power outlets are likely to be readily available whenever needed.One more note: given the retail price of around $1,700, you might want to store the Jetson Adventure inside, not chained to a stop sign on a street corner.* In the spirit of full disclosure, I love cupcakes without frosting. Maybe even more than frosted cupcakes, in fact. I was making a point, not a statement, see? Airbnb Announces Epic Around the World in 80 Days Adventure for Just $5,000last_img read more

Archives Launches Historic Film Resource

first_img a 1928 visit to Bear River’s annual Cherry Carnival. a trip around an unpaved Cabot Trail with stunning views of Cape Breton Island. black-and-white and full-colour films of Wedgeport, Port Medway, Lockeport and Clyde River. Nova Scotia’s film-making past is going online thanks to a new website being launched today, Sept. 21, by Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. The Way We Were: Nova Scotia in Film, 1917-1957, highlights the first four decades of amateur and professional cinematography in the province. The collection represents some of the oldest digitized film in Canada. Visitors can explore almost 100 black-and-white home movies, full-colour travelogues, award-winning documentaries, and government-produced tourism films from around Nova Scotia through the website and complementary YouTube channel. “Nova Scotian filmmakers have documented the growth and development of their communities over the past century and this new resource brings that history to life,” said Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Percy Paris. “This project makes valuable historic film available to anyone with access to the Internet, making it an important resource for students, educators, and life-long learners.” Halifax is the setting for several films, including footage of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, the V.E. Day Riots, and a government-produced film that shows the trials and tribulations of the city during the Second World War. Babe Ruth, Winston Churchill, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are filmed making visits to Halifax. Film from around the province is featured, including examples from Guysborough county in the 1920s and 1930s showcasing the area’s beauty and summer activities. “We had 51,000 feet of film digitized to make this resource,” said Lois Yorke, director of public services. “The people and places captured on this film provide a unique perspective on the province.” Other highlights of the collection are: Visitors to the website can browse through films chronologically, by keyword, or by filmmaker. The “Save to iPod” button allows users to download films. The collection is available at and . Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management acquires, preserves and makes available the province’s documentary heritage.last_img read more

New Provincewide Dispatch System for Ground Search and Rescue

first_imgGround search and rescue teams in the province are benefitting from a new single dispatch point that will allow them to respond to search requests faster. Previously 23 search and rescue teams each had their own dispatch system and contact list to call members individually when needed. The new system, located at the provincial Shubenacadie Radio Operations Centre, can send requests to every member of a team, or several teams, at one time. “With this provincewide dispatch system, help will arrive faster to lost Nova Scotians,” said Zach Churchill, Minister responsible for Emergency Management Office. “I thank the many ground search and rescue volunteers who gave generously of their time to make this happen.” The total cost of the project is $69,000. The federal Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund provided $39,000 and the province and ground search and rescue volunteers contributed the rest through in-kind funding. More than 1,300 volunteer ground search and rescue members respond to about 50 lost person searches each year. For information on volunteering in your community, visit read more

UN agency appeals for 56 million to repair damage in occupied Palestinian

Peter Hansen, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), told a press conference that the funds sought were over and above the $117 million needed for emergency operations in 2002. Israeli military incursions into Palestinian refugee camps during March and April had resulted in widespread destruction and injuries, as humanitarian conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip fell to levels unprecedented in 35 years, Mr. Hansen said.Military activities were continuing, and UNRWA was facing the challenge of responding to the increased health, shelter and education needs under conditions of closures and curfews, the Commissioner-General added. “We have had to respond on a scale so far unseen and we have had to do so in the face of unprecedented difficulties of access: for our staff to get to work, to load the trucks…and for the drivers to get through the checkpoints and get to the Palestinian villages,” Mr. Hansen said.According to the Commissioner-General, the $55.7 million that UNRWA is asking for is intended to cover relief and reconstruction needs at Balata, Jenin, Douha, Aida and other camps, which need extensive rehabilitation.The funds will go towards eight main areas, including shelter repair and reconstruction; relief and social assistance to counter growing poverty; education for children unable to reach their schools and meeting the demand for extra medical services and trauma counselling.The money will also be used to repair the damaged roads, water supplies and other infrastructure; procure additional emergency food aid; employment programmes for the poorest families; and additional logistical costs arising from the incursions and the impact of closures and curfews. read more

Dish says ABC motion to bar use of the adskipping Hopper DVR

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 18, 2013 8:38 pm MDT Dish says ABC motion to bar use of the ad-skipping Hopper DVR was turned down LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Satellite TV company Dish Network says it has won a third federal court decision upholding the use of its Hopper digital video recorder, which allows viewers to watch recordings of hours of prime-time broadcasts with the commercials automatically stripped out.Dish Network Corp.’s general counsel, R. Stanton Dodge, called the decision by Judge Laura Swain of New York “yet another victory for American consumers.” Swain made the order under seal Wednesday.A spokeswoman for ABC, which had requested an injunction barring this use of the Hopper, didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.Dish cited two previous wins: a similar ruling by a district judge in California in November, and the upholding of a lower court decision in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Fortis to acquire UNS Energy for US43B including US18B in debt

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 11, 2013 3:03 pm MDT ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) has signed a deal to acquire Arizona-based UNS Energy Corp. for US$4.3 billion, including the assumption of about US$1.8 billion of debt.The Canadian utility company said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay US$60.25 per share in cash for the UNS Energy, which serves about 654,000 electricity and gas customers.UNS Energy shares closed down 46 cents at US$45.84 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.“These are significant regulated utility assets located in the U.S. southwest, a region experiencing above-average economic growth,” Fortis president and chief executive Stan Marshall said.“The acquisition further mitigates business risk for Fortis by enhancing the geographic diversification of our businesses, resulting in no more than one-third of total assets being located in any one regulatory jurisdiction.”Fortis said the deal is expected to add to earnings per share in the first full year after closing, excluding one-time acquisition-related costs. It is expected to close by the end of 2014, subject to shareholder, regulatory and government approvals.Fortis said once the deal is complete it plans to inject US$200 million into UNS Energy to help fund improvements that will reduce its reliance on coal-fired power.UNS Energy is expected to remain a stand-alone utility with its headquarters and management team in Tucson, Ariz.“Fortis has built a successful track record of investing in fundamentally strong utilities that remain deeply engaged with the communities they serve,” UNS Energy president David Hutchens said.“They proposed this partnership because they like the way we do business, not because they’re looking to change it.”To help pay for the deal, Fortis says it will raise $1.8 billion through the sale of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures.The company said it has agreed to sell $1.594 billion in debentures on a bought deal basis to the public and $206 million more in a private placement to institutional investors. The debentures will mature on Jan. 9, 2024, and pay interest at an annual rate of four per cent.Fortis operates utilities serving more than 2.4 million customers in Canada and in New York State and the Caribbean.Shares in the company closed down 14 cents at C$31.19 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Fortis to acquire UNS Energy for US$4.3B, including US$1.8B in debt AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

I opened the curtains and there it was Mother spots wallaby roaming

first_imgThe wild animal, which is rarely seen in Britain, spent the entire day outside the family-of-four's home In 2009 one was photographed by a family in nearby Pluckley during a ghost hunting trip and another was hit by motorist Kate Scorey on the A20 in 2005.Part-time nurse Lucy, who saw the wallaby earlier this month, added: “We live on a new estate and it has lots of fields and we have a lot of trees next to us and beyond is the woods. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The wild animal, which is rarely seen in Britain, spent the entire day outside the family-of-four’s home, in Bethersden, Kent.Lucy, a mother-of-two, said: “I couldn’t believe it, I opened the curtains and just by the grassy area, there it was.”It didn’t mind us being there, he looked really healthy and was going around looking for seeds that had fallen from the trees, then reaching up into the branches. “He was hopping around and then laying around enjoying the sun.”Wallabies, which have a life expectancy of 18 years, have been seen around Bethersden, for over a decade according to locals.There are roughly 100 wallabies living in Britain, with populations on the Isle of Man, Peak District, Devon and East Sussex. “He spent the whole day there, he was just three metres in front of me, I had heard rumours about it but never thought I would see it.” Lucy Austin and her son Josh were delighted when a wallaby appeared near their homeCredit:KMG / SWNS.comcenter_img A mother couldn’t believe her eyes when she opened her bedroom curtains and saw a wild wallaby staring back.Lucy Austin, 34, was getting her five-year-old son ready for school when she spotted the marsupial in the treeline at the bottom of her garden.Josh was amazed to see the animal, which had wandered onto their housing estate and was reaching up into the branches and looking for seeds on the ground. Lucy Austin and her son Josh were delighted when a wallaby appeared near their home The wild animal, which is rarely seen in Britain, spent the entire day outside the family-of-four’s homeCredit:KMG / Josh was amazed to see the animal, which had wandered onto their housing estate Josh was amazed to see the animal, which had wandered onto their housing estateCredit:KMG / SWNS.comlast_img read more

Juancho Perez is back to handball in Badajoz

President as a President, Juancho Perez decided to play again at the age of 37. President of Spanish Silver Honor Division (Second division) Team, Badajoz Escubal, showed a huge dose of empathy for his team, when he decided to help teammates in achieving season’s goals.He will back to handball next weekend against Alcobendas.Perez is famous Spanish line player. He won four ASOBAL titles, 4 ASOBAL Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cups and three Spanish Super Cups, while he had 204 appearances for Spain, won the Gold medal at the WCh 2005 in Tunisia, Olympic bronze twice (1996 and 2000 ) and three times a European silver (1996, 2000 and 2006). ← Previous Story Marta Mangue injured Next Story → SEHA League (Round 2): Nexe beat Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade read more