first_imgThe report noted that team sponsorship in cricket grewThe report noted that team sponsorship in cricket grew 25.85 per cent in 2016 to Rs 429.4 crore from Rs 341.2 crore, while football saw a drop from Rs 99.0 crore in 2015 to Rs 98.2 crore in 2016.In terms of franchise fees, cricket saw a marginal de-growth of 0.97 per cent from Rs 340.1 crore in 2015 to Rs 336.8 crore in 2016.In other sports, the franchise contribution has shown a growth of 4.97 per cent from Rs 201.2 crore to Rs 211.2 crore in 2016, said the report. PTI DS NRBlast_img read more


first_imgA Sioux City man is jailed in Clarion after he allegedly set a house on fire early Tuesday morning. Pat Powers reports:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ARSO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…THE CAUSE :33Luis Huerta-Valadez remains in custody in the Wright County Jail.————————————————A Sioux City man has been accused of setting a fire that injured at least 11 people in Eagle Grove.Court records say 21 year old Luis Huerta-Valadez is charged with felony first degree arson in Wright County.Police say the house fire started about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.Two police officers and one firefighter were among the 11 people taken to hospitals.Police helped some people to escape out second-story windows.Huerta-Valadez is being held on $100-thousand dollars bond.last_img read more

Champions League last 16 power rankings

first_imgUEFA Champions League Champions League last 16 power rankings: Who is the most in-form team? Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 22:30 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(14) Lionel Messi Sergio Aguero Gonzalo Higuain Getty/Goal UEFA Champions League Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur Basel v Manchester City Porto Real Madrid PSG Juventus Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City Basel Liverpool Sevilla v Manchester United Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma Bayern München v Beşiktaş Chelsea v Barcelona Bayern München Beşiktaş Manchester United Sevilla Shakhtar Donetsk Roma Barcelona Chelsea Goal looks at the form for each team in the knockouts for the last 10 games in all competitions…last_img read more

ICC appoints Jonathan Hall as its General Counsel

first_img Press Trust of India DubaiAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 19:37 IST Representative Image. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHall has been in senior consultative roles for a number of international and UK sports organizations iHe worked for The Football Association (The FA) for 11 years firstly as the Director of GovernanceBefore joining The FA, Hall was General Counsel and Company Secretary at the Rugby Football UnionThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday named Jonathan Hall, who has legal experience of 27 years across sports such as football and rugby, as it’s General Counsel and Company Secretary.Hall has been in senior consultative roles for a number of international and UK sports organizations including the UEFA and Laureus, the ICC said in a statement.He worked for The Football Association (The FA) for 11 years firstly as the Director of Governance overseeing all regulatory and governance matters and later as the Director of the Football Services Division.Before joining The FA, Hall was General Counsel and Company Secretary at the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Prior to that, he was Senior International Vice President, Legal Affairs for IMG on commercial legal matters across cricket, football, rugby, tennis, golf.”I am delighted to welcome a lawyer of Jonathan’s caliber to the ICC to lead our legal division following a comprehensive global search. Jonathan brings extensive experience across a range of sports that will be of great value to the global cricket community,” ICC CEO Manu Sawhney said.Hall said he loves the game of cricket and would look to make a positive impact during his stint.”Cricket is a personal passion of mine so it is a source of great pride to be able to combine it with my professional life and utilize my experience in a game I love,” he said.Hall will take up the post in mid-September and will be based at the ICC headquarters here.Also See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow ICCFollow UEFA ICC appoints Jonathan Hall as its General CounselJonathan Hall worked for The Football Association (The FA) for 11 years firstly as the Director of Governance overseeing all regulatory and governance matters and later as the Director of the Football Services Division.advertisementlast_img read more

EBDG Invests in Arctic Engineering Skills of Its Team (USA)

first_imgEBDG, December 6, 2013 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a specialist in naval architecture, marine engineering and production support, congratulated Patrick Faas, PE; Matthew Wichgers, PE and Steve Harris, PE, PMP on the successful completion of the Cold Regions Engineering Short Course.The cold regions certification is a credential that recognizes acquired skills in arctic engineering and is required of all engineers seeking licensure in the state of Alaska.To date EBDG has eight staff members certified in cold regions engineering, and their extensive training includes special knowledge and techniques that make them uniquely qualified to meet the challenges of design, construction and operations presented by the climatic, geological and logistical conditions of the world’s arctic and subarctic regions.“At EBDG we applaud our engineers on the attainment of this important professional milestone, and the role their achievements play in our company’s continued growth and improvement. By investing in the skills of our team, we become more effective at delivering the best service possible to our clients,” EBDG said in a release.last_img read more

Cosco Zhoushan Delivers Shuttle Tanker Anna Knutsen

first_imgImage Courtesy: COSCOCOSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipyard Group Co., has delivered a 152,300 dwt shuttle tanker Anna Knutsen to an undisclosed European shipowner.The 273-meter-long ship, which has a market value of USD 85.2 million, has joined the fleet of Norway-based Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers, data provided by VesselsValue shows.At 83,936 gross tons, the Suezmax tanker was added to Knutsen’s fleet of 16 tankers with a total size of over 2 million dwt.VesselsValue shows that Knutsen has one more 160,000 tanker newbuilding under construction at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.The new Suezmax is scheduled to join the company’s fleet in July 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Corrections exec ignored concerns of directors abusive behaviour Watchdog

first_imgOTTAWA – A senior Correctional Service of Canada official is being called out by the federal public service watchdog for “gross mismanagement” over his handling of concerns over repeated abusive behaviour by a director.The findings stem from concerns raised by employees who claimed Brigitte de Blois was aggressive towards employees in two units by repeatedly screaming at and denigrating staff, calling them “disturbed” or a “pathetic loser,” among other insults.Integrity commissioner Joe Friday’s report says de Blois disputed that her behaviour amounted to wrongdoing, but regretted if her actions hurt staff.Friday says in the report out today that he widened the scope of his investigation when questions arose about assistant commissioner Larry Motiuk’s handling of the incidents, when at least one employee complained in September 2016 about abusive behaviour after de Blois moved to the evaluation unit.Friday says Motiuk didn’t tell the unit’s manager about the incidents, which minimized the problem and thwarted an opportunity for the manager to deal with de Blois’s conduct.Motiuk denied any wrongdoing, telling Friday’s office that he didn’t know about any significant problems with de Blois.The report says former CSC commissioner Don Head denied any wrongdoing on the part of the agency and backed Motiuk, noting that no formal complaints had been made about de Blois.The CSC tells Friday that the agency has meted out appropriate disciplinary action to de Blois and Motiuk and has organized workplace wellness sessions for affected staff.last_img read more

Pink Donates 50000 To Autism Speaks At Celebrity Chef Gala

first_imgWith the help of 100 award-winning celebrity chefs, Autism Speaks raised $1.25 million at its inaugural Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, which took place October 8, 2015 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.Pink and Billy MannCredit/Copyright: Mathew ImagingMore than 600 guests, including Hollywood’s top industry execs and celebrities Conan O’Brien, Al Roker, Pink and Giada De Laurentiis honored Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright and commemorated the organization’s ten years of progress.Following a cocktail reception hosted by Wolfgang Puck Catering, the program opened with remarks from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who commended The Wrights on their accomplishments over the last ten years and thanked the organization for bringing the New York gala to the West Coast. He then introduced late night comedian Conan O’Brien, who brought the laughs as host of the star-studded fundraiser.Today Show co-anchor Al Roker kicked off the “Fund-A-Mission” auction with Neal Katz, a young man with autism who communicates through speech-to-text technology via an iPad. Guests had the opportunity to support special Autism Speaks initiatives and bid on auction lots from Jenn-Air Appliances and Delta Airlines. Grammy-award winning recording artist P!nk made a surprise donation of $50,000 towards the Autism Speaks iPads grant program which gives thousands of iPads to low-income families every year.Guests dined on exclusive four-course meals prepared tableside by over 100 of Los Angeles top chefs including Akasha Richmond (SAMBAR), Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station), Brian Malarkey (Herringbone), Jet Tila (Food Network) Joachim Splichal (Patina), Michael Voltaggio (Ink) Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza).After a heartwarming speech by Curt Harper, a competitive surfer with autism, P!nk performed “Beam Me Up” (off her 2012 album “The Truth About Love”) with the song’s Grammy-nominated songwriter Billy Mann, a music executive and a national board member of Autism Speaks.Following Pink and Billy Mann’s performance, Conan presented Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright with the Humanitarian Award.“This award means so much because our work together is truly changing the future for 100 million people worldwide, maybe even more,” said Bob Wright. “We began as small groups, merged into Autism Speaks and now are collaborating with the World Health Organization and more than 70 countries. Moving forward will be about motivating and mobilizing our grassroots base everywhere. And here at home we are collaborating with Google on a groundbreaking genome project called MSSNG. It will give us more than the answers we need about autism.”last_img read more

James Bay Cree youth begin epic 850 km trek against uranium mining

first_img@tfennariotfennario@aptn.ca Tom Fennario APTN National News MISTISSINI, Que.–The James Bay Cree are taking their fight against uranium exploration in their territory to Montreal.But they’re not in a hurry to get there. The Cree Youth Council has begun an over 850 kilometre trek from their traditional territory of Eeyou Istchee to Quebec’s biggest city.“With this march, we the Cree youth are walking in the footsteps of our ancestors, to hand deliver the message of the Cree Nation as a whole,” Youth Chairman Joshua Iserhoff explained. “Our message is clear: We have said no to uranium mining and exploration in Eeyou Istchee.”The Stand against Uranium March left Mistissini Sunday and hopes to pick up supporters and followers on the way. The march passes through Anishnabee and Attikamekw land as it winds its way through the Laurentian Wildlife reserve, through Quebec City, before stopping in Montreal on Dec. 15.They plan to arrive on the last day of public hearings on uranium exploration in Quebec.“As youth, we want to make sure that our position is heard,” said Amy Linton, Chief of the Mistissini Youth Council. “We do not accept the risks and burdens that uranium development will impose on us, on our land and on our future generations.”The Otish mountain region of Eeyou Istchee was targeted for uranium exploration, but all work there has ceased as a result of a moratorium imposed in 2013.That could change next year when Quebec’s public environmental review body, Le Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE), presents its findings to the Minister of the Environment in May 2015.Dubbed the “Matoush Project,” the proposed mining site sits a couple of hundred kilometres north of Mistissini, right in the middle of James Bay Cree traditional hunting grounds and waterways. According to Strateco Resources, the mining company in charge of the Matoush project, the site holds one of the highest grade uranium deposits in the world.But the Cree nation is concerned that a uranium mine would contaminate their land and traditional way of life with radiation.“Mistissini is the point of origin for the environmental, health and social risks that uranium presents,” said Mistissini Chief Richard Shecapio. “We have a vision for the responsible development of our territory that protects our lands and our way of life for future generations. Uranium mining has no place in that vision.”The Cree youth council has set up Twitter account @JBCAUranium to track their progress.last_img read more

After 16 Years On the Run FBIWanted Moroccan Man Arrested in

Rabat- Steve Nacim was apprehended by the FBI in New Jersey on March 23, 2018, after successfully evading capture for 16 years in his native Morocco. He faces charges in a United States court of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit bank fraud worth USD 2.8 million (about MAD 25,677 million).Nacim, 50, returned to the US last month, where he is a naturalized citizen, and handed himself over to the authorities. Following a federal arrest warrant issued on July 31, 2002, by the United States District Court of Newark, New Jersey, Nacim fled to Morocco. The FBI maintained tabs on Nacim during the intervening years, reminding him that he would still face charges in the US if he ever  returned. The US and Morocco do not have an extradition treaty, making it impossible for US authorities to apprehend him in Morocco. “Over the years we had contact with him to remind him he was still wanted in the US,” said FBI special agent Ed Koby to NJ.com. On the day of Nacim’s arrest, the FBI operating in Newark took to Twitter to share the suspect’s profile.@FBINewark arrested fugitive Steven Nacim who was wanted since 2002 for wire and bank fraud. pic.twitter.com/EBLHeEBVXk— FBI Newark (@FBINewark) March 23, 2018The FBI website also released a brief statement the same day, reviewing the charges against Nacim and reminding the public, “that indictments contain only allegations of criminal misconduct and that defendants are presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.”Nacim was believed to be a part of a larger criminal syndicate, Middle Eastern Criminal Enterprise (MECE). He, along with several accomplices, ran Computer 3000, a company that worked between New Jersey and Casablanca, Morocco. Nacim is accused of using fraudulent cheques to purchase computer equipment and electronics, which were subsequently shipped to Morocco. Computer 3000 targeted and defrauded small businesses, so its illegal activities would be more difficult to detect. Allegedly, Nacim operated with two accomplices: Mohamed El Cohen, 46, and Abdesslem Reda El Cohen, 37, both of whom are at large believed to be in Morocco, according to the Daily Mail.“I want to thank the hard-working special agents and law enforcement officials who have been involved with this investigation over the past 16 years,” stated Acting Special Agent in Charge Bradley W. Cohen of the FBI. “Their unwaning efforts and dedication led to the arrest of Mr. Nacim which will now allow for the criminal justice process to continue in this case.” read more

Its on fire Montreal home sales growth soars past Toronto Vancouver for

Montreal was one of Canada’s hottest real estate markets last year as low unemployment and economic growth translated into the area’s best sales growth in a decade.Total sales in the Greater Montreal Area increased eight per cent to 44,448 on the strength of condominium sales and good overall activity on the Island of Montreal.Sales growth exceeded 20 per cent in five of the city’s most popular boroughs.That compared with sales decreases of 18 per cent in the Greater Toronto Area and 10 per cent in Greater Vancouver.Unlike Toronto and Vancouver, Montreal doesn’t have a foreign buyers tax.More than 14,000 condos changed hands across the Island of Montreal and nearby communities during the year, marking a 17 per cent increase from 2016.“It’s on fire,” said Paul Cardinal, manager market analysis for the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards.The overall sales growth far exceeded his expectations. He said the last time growth in Montreal sales outpaced Toronto and Vancouver was in 1998.Cardinal thought new mortgage rules implemented in the fall of 2016 would impair the number of first-time buyers and reduce the total number of transactions.But Quebec’s best consumer confidence in 15 years and a high number of permanent residences stimulated demand and compensated for the new rules and higher mortgage rates during the summer.Transactions of single-family homes rose three per cent to 25,601 while sales of buildings with two to five units increased six per cent to 4,336.Demand was particularly strong for luxury accommodation. Sales of homes exceeding $1 million rose 20 per cent in Greater Montreal and condos priced above $500,000 were up 42 per cent.The total value of sales grew 13 per cent to $16.2 billion, about half of which was on the Island of Montreal.The average price of homes in the Greater Montreal Area increased nearly six per cent to $364,510. That was the largest increase since 2010, with single-family homes sustaining the greater price increases.Prices rose 6.1 per cent to $467,496 on the Island of Montreal, which includes Canada’s second-largest city and suburbs.Cardinal said the number of foreign buyers, particularly from China, has grown but remained marginal overall. They were mostly concentrated in wealthier neighbourhoods and the downtown core.He said Montreal is attractive for foreign buyers because the city provides a high quality of life, affordable housing, low pollution and a university system that contributed to it being named last year as the best city in the world for students.Direct flights to two major Chinese cities have also made it easier for family visits.Cardinal is forecasting another strong year in 2018 with the number of sales transactions increasing five per cent.“That would lead us to a new record so we would beat the 2007 mark,” he said.Average prices are also expected to increase almost five per cent.Montreal capped a strong year with total sales across Greater Montreal increasing 10 per cent to 2,781 in December. That included a 35 per cent increase in condo sales. Total active listings fell nine per cent from a year ago.While sales on the Island of Montreal increased 15 per cent, it was outpaced by Laval at 20 per cent and on par with the south shore. read more

Continued backing for African development initiatives voiced at ECOSOC

A number of ministers taking the floor said that African plans for economic growth would not succeed without an end to numerous wars and conflicts on the continent as well as the establishment of good governance and sound democracies. Likewise, transparent and corruption-free legal and regulatory frameworks, substantial increases in international assistance, the lightening of foreign-debt burdens, and the elimination of barriers to African exports were also vital conditions to spur economic expansion. Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for greater international backing to the continent and stressed that the UN system had a crucial role to play in mobilizing and delivering that support.The Secretary-General called on the UN system to become Africa’s advocate for a wide range of measures, including increased development aid, deeper and faster debt relief and a larger share of private investment. He also stressed the need to make greater efforts to “listen to the people on the ground” and be more constructive in finding ways to support local, African initiatives.During today’s session, a number of countries expressed their support for the New African Initiative announced at the Organization of African Unity Summit (OAU) in Lusaka, Zambia, last week, and said the pledge made there by African leaders to work for peace, security, democracy, good governance, human rights and sound economic management as conditions for sustainable development was important.Speakers also made repeated references to the ravages of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, emphasizing that no major development undertaking could succeed until the spread of the disease was brought under control. read more

UN calls for urgent action to address child statelessness before problems become

“In the short time that children get to be children, statelessness can set in stone grave problems that will haunt them throughout their childhoods and sentence them to a life of discrimination, frustration and despair,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in a press release, adding that no child should be stateless.The High Commissioner’s Office (UNHCR) described the report – I am Here, I Belong: The Urgent Need to End Childhood Statelessness – as the first geographically diverse survey of the views of stateless children, which identifies the common problems they face as profoundly affecting their ability to enjoy childhood, lead a healthy life, study and fulfil their ambitions.More than 250 people – including children, youth and their parents or guardians – were interviewed in Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand last July and August. Many of the dozens of young people in the seven countries said that being stateless had taken a serious psychological toll, describing themselves as “invisible,” “alien,” “living in a shadow,” “like a street dog” and “worthless.”Children also shared about the tough challenges they face growing up, often on the margins of society, denied the rights most citizens enjoy. Many reportedly said they are often treated like foreigners in the country they have lived in all their lives.According to UNHCR, stateless young people are often denied the opportunity to receive school qualifications, go to university and find a decent job. They face discrimination and harassment by authorities and are more vulnerable to exploitation. Their lack of nationality often sentences them and their families and communities to remain impoverished and marginalized for generations.In addition, statelessness also affects the future of young people. One young woman in Asia told UNHCR researchers that she has been unable to take up job offers as a teacher because she is stateless and can only find work in a local shop. “I want to tell the country that there are many people like me.”Mr. Guterres stressed that the report, released one year after the launch of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024, highlights the need to end the suffering of stateless children in a world where a child is born stateless at least every 10 minutes. During the past year, regional initiatives and action by States have seen the global community rally behind the campaign, but UNHCR is calling on more countries to support it.In order to end statelessness, UNHCR is urging all States to allow children to gain the nationality of the country in which they are born if they would otherwise be stateless; reform laws that prevent mothers from passing their nationality to their children on an equal basis as fathers; eliminate laws and practices that deny children nationality because of their ethnicity, race or religion; and ensure universal birth registration to prevent statelessness.Meanwhile, Mr. Guterres is at UN Headquarters in New York today to present the new report at a high-level panel discussion on the importance of the right to nationality. read more

New wastewater treatment plant for Georgetown

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew aquifer based water system for Port KaitumaFebruary 8, 2017In “Local News”GWI training gov’t engineers on waste water management strategiesJanuary 10, 2017In “Local News”Illegal mining affecting Mahdia’s potable water supply- GWIJuly 11, 2018In “Business” A waste-water treatment plant is to be constructed in Georgetown to provide the necessary capacity to address residential and commercial growth, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA).Planning and Implementation, Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Director Ramchand JailallThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will advance the design and construction of the facility within the next five years, Planning and Implementation Director, Ramchand Jailall was quoted by GINA as saying.Jailall said that the water company has already commenced increasing its technical capacity to deliver on this objective.The GWI official explained that the design of the new plant would address the increased demands being placed on the existing Georgetown sewerage system as the current system is unable to process the increased amount of effluent and wastewater from the city, GINA said.The Georgetown sewerage takes waste water from to the Atlantic Ocean through an outfall in the Demerara River. Jailall explained that when the city’s system was designed, there was very high dilution and easy dissipation of the waste-water into the river.The increase in restaurants, hotels and the transient population going in and around Georgetown have created a greater demand on the system, Jailall further explained. read more

Pétrole Shell ferme une plateforme défectueuse au Nigeria

first_imgPétrole : Shell ferme une plate-forme défectueuse au NigeriaUne des plates-formes onshore située au sud du Nigeria, dans l’Etat du Bayelsa vient d’être fermée. La structure appartenant à la compagnie anglo-néerlandaise Royal Dutch Shell présentait plusieurs fuites d’huile sur la canalisation destinée au transport de pétrole.Le géant pétrolier Royal Dutch Shell a arrêté l’activité d’une de ses plates-formes onshore au Nigeria. “Un certain nombre d’incidents impliquant des fuites d’huile sont arrivés hier (mardi) sur la plate-forme d’Adibawa. Nous avons dû la fermer pour permettre les réparations d’avoir lieu. Des équipes sont mobilisées sur le site”, a indiqué à l’AFP Tony Okonedo, porte-parole de la compagnie.À lire aussiMarée noire : un oléoduc déverse des litres de pétrole dans une rivière d’AmazonieL’origine de ces incidents est pour l’heure inconnue. “Une enquête est en cours pour déterminer ce qui s’est réellement passé” a précisé Tony Okonedo qui a refusé de divulguer les pertes que pourraient entraîner cet arrêt provisoire. Avec une production de 2,4 millions de barils par jour, le Nigeria, représente le 8e producteur mondial de pétrole. La grande majorité de son extraction provient du delta du Niger comportant notamment l’Etat du Bayelsa où la plate-forme a été fermée. Le 4 août 2011 à 14:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Final card for the 107 NXT TakeOver Respect special

first_imgFacebook Twitter Kickoff Match announced for Extreme Rules this Sunday, Updated card for this weekend WhatsApp Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Videos Articles What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Alexa Bliss Xavier Woodscenter_img Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next The following is the final full card for next Wednesday’s 10/7 NXT TakeOver: Respect live special on the WWE Network, beginning at 8PM ET:* NXT Women’s Title, 30-Minute Iron Woman Match: Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks* The finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Cody & Dustin Rhodes will present the trophy to the winners* Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semi-Finals: NXT Champion Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. The Mechanics* Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semi-Finals: Shoot Nation vs. Baron Corbin & Rhyno* Tyler Breeze vs. Apollo Crews* Asuka vs. Dana Brooke w/EmmaWWE.com: Don’t miss NXT TakeOver: Respect, live on WWE Network next Wednesday!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 52.47%0:03Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Sasha Banks Full card released for the New Japan G-1 Special at the Cow Palace on July 7last_img read more

Vizios 2019 TVs bet on Apple AirPlay 2 low prices to counter

first_img Sprint Yes No V656-G4 400 1100 Price $550 $999 Peak light output (nits) Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019 400 None Yes Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $1,000 PX65-G1 No M657-G0 Model CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $260 Vizio’s new TVs work with Apple AirPlay to control TV from iPhones. Sarah Tew/CNET Last year Vizio’s customary place as best TV for the money was usurped by the TCL 6 series, which beat out Vizio’s M-Series for CNET’s Editors’ Choice award. Meanwhile, at the higher-end, an LG OLED got the award, but the superb Vizio P-Series Quantum earned a nod as the ideal OLED alternative for video-quality snobs without money to burn. Now four series of new 2019 Vizios go on sale starting today, and all aim for the value bullseye. The budget models all have 4K HDR, Dolby Vision, Google Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay 2, but Vizio’s best chance to earn more awards comes from its midrange models. The company bumped up the brightness and local dimming zones while using quantum dots, and the word “Quantum” itself, with shocking profligacy. Here’s the rundown, starting at the top. Quite a lot of Quantums Unlike Samsung, Sony and LG, Vizio won’t sell any any TVs with 8K resolution or any of those fancy HDMI 2.1 features like auto game mode and variable refresh rate. But it makes up for the lack with dimming, nits and dots. The three series above have different levels of dimming zones — more zones generally means better image quality, with more precise control of illumination — as well as brightness. All include quantum dots for improved HDR color, which was a big weakness of earlier Vizios.P-Series Quantum X: The successor of that sweet 2018 P-Series Quantum, the X is even brighter and comes in both 65- and 75-inch sizes (models PX65-G1 and PX75-G1) — and un-Vizio-like prices. The 85-inch behemoth Vizio showed at CES in January will not ship this year. The PQX has Vizio’s best specs yet, with searing light output and more local dimming zones than its predecessor. On paper it looks like another worthy challenger to the Samsung Q9 and the other best LED LCDs of the world, if not OLED itself.34-vizio-quantum-2019-tvsVizio’s special demo screens show how local dimming only lights up areas of the screen that need it. Sarah Tew / CNET P-Series Quantum: Drop the “X” for a lower price, a dimmer (but still bright) image and fewer local dimming zones. This middle child lines up with the non-Quantum P-Series of 2018 on paper and looks like a similarly solid value. It improves on the M-Series Quantum with a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240 dimming zones, and comes in 65- and 75-inch sizes (models P659-G1 and P759-G1).M-Series Quantum: Representing the biggest improvement over 2018’s version, they range from 43 to 65 inches and have up to 90 zones of local dimming and 600 nits peak light output. As you can see from the chart above there’s a lot of variation, with two different levels M’s at the 55- and 65-inch size. The M658-G1 and M558-G1, available at most retailers, are brighter and have more dimming zones than the M657-G0 and M557-G0, which are available primarily at Wal-Mart. All have a native 60Hz refresh rate.Apple AirPlay and HomeKit join Google CastCompared to Roku TV, Android TV and the proprietary systems used by Samsung and LG, Vizio’s Smart Cast smart TV system has been disappointing. It’s slower, has fewer apps and packs the home screen with shows and movies you probably don’t care about. Vizio promises to improve responsiveness with a software update coming later this year — we’ll see.In the coming weeks another update will add Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility. AirPlay 2 basically works just like the same feature on an Apple TV box, letting the TV function as a display for TV shows, movies, music, photos and web pages with an iPhone, iPad or Mac as the controller. 07-vizio-apple-airplayVizio’s SmartCast screen gets an AirPlay icon. Sarah Tew/CNET In Vizio’s demos it worked well. After activating AirPlay on a phone, a show began playing in (Dolby Vision HDR if available) on the Vizio TV across the room. You can ask Siri on the phone to play titles on the TV or music via the TV’s speakers, even to multiple TVs around the home. Photos from an iPhone appear the TV screen as well, as can the phone or Mac screen itself in mirroring mode.The basic idea is similar to what Vizio TVs have done for the last couple years with Google’s Cast function, but it should make a nice addition for Apple fans used to AirPlay. It’s not the full Apple TV app found on Samsung’s 2019 Apple integration, however — there’s no on-screen functionality and all the control happens via your iOS device or Mac. Sony and LG will also get AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality later this year. Yes Price Yes $2,500 600 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? None 65 Model $1,400 75 17 V405-G9 No Quantum Dots $3,500 M558-G1 480 Yes P759-G1 400 55 Yes 240 Not specified 20 No $600 400 No 400 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors None No 60 $530 Tags Peak light output (nits) V605-G3 See It Vizio debuts TVs with local dimming, quantum dots, AirPlay… 16 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 55 90 $400 600 12 M557-G0 $900 1200 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 V755-G4 No No Not specified 43 $300 M437-G1 Goodbye E, hello VLast year one of our favorite budget TVs was the E-Series, which outperformed the equivalent TCL Roku TVs thanks to local dimming. For 2019 the E-Series is extinct, replaced by the V-Series. It’s available in two different levels, only one of which has local dimming. Vizio says some sizes will get IPS screens (which perform worse than VA-style screens in our tests) but didn’t specify which ones. My quick takeaway: With prices so close ($30 extra at most) in sizes where there’s crossover, there’s no reason not to get the V’s with dimming zones. I expect the non-dimming Vs to be the ones leading the Black Friday 2019 discount charge, however. 12 Size (inches) M507-G1 None None 3:12center_img 75 Yes 43 400 55 Share your voice No $800 Yes $999 Local dimming zones Vizio’s 2019 TVs get Apple AirPlay 2, HomeKit and a lot of Quantum Dots Size (inches) Not specified $2,200 40 70 $999 None 16 $1,200 V655-G9 200 No 10 P659-G1 V556-G1 67 Photos Not specified See All 400 $630 V436-G1 $800 See It 90 65 No • V505-G9 $999 10 V705-G3 Not specified 65 V435-G0 43 Yes Not specified Best Buy Comments M658-G1 V555-G1 None None Not specified Not specified We look forward to reviewing Vizio’s new TVs soon.A version of this article first appeared in January. $450 50 3000 65 TVs See It Quantum Dots $700 Boost Mobile 2700 Apple iPhone XS Yes 55 65 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $470 Local dimming zones reading • Vizio’s 2019 TVs bet on Apple AirPlay 2, low prices to counter Samsung, TCL 384 Vizio’s 2019 M-Series Quantum, P-Series Quantum and Quantum X TVs See it Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $300 Vizio 2019 V-Series 65 50 75 $330 PX75-G1 Apple AirPlay LG Samsung Sony Vizio Applelast_img read more

Tribals upstream cofferdam fear submergence

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Many tribals residing in the upstream of cofferdam of Polavaram project are expressing concern over their fate during floods and demanding that the government shift them to safer places in case the flood water increases. Around 30 villages above the cofferdam will be marooned in the flood water if the flood increases but Polavaram project authorities have not devised a permanent action plan to protect tribals so far. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The flood water level will escalate at the cofferdam as there is no adequate way to discharge the water towards Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage because of the ongoing construction works of cofferdam. The situation becomes worse in all 30 villages if third warning is put out at Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram. As the cofferdam height was at about 35 metre, the flood water level also reach that level. Only 300 metre width space was left to release flood water towards Dowleswaram which is insufficient. Though Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to devise an action plan to shift the tribals to safer areas, nothing happened. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us According to an official of the project, the government is constructing upper and lower cofferdams at the main dam of the project to divert the river water. As part of it, the first reach of cofferdam was completed up to 18 metre length as against 200 metre length and in second reach, the cofferdam was completed in 35 metre height and 1,400 metre length and 300 metre length was not completed in third reach. Upper and lower cofferdams were designed for earth-cum-rockfill dam coming up in the river between Polavaram and Devipatnam mandals. The construction works of upper cofferdam were stopped as per the directions of the government.last_img read more

Secunderabad Cantonment Board cracks whip on tax defaulters

first_imgSecunderabad: The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) mopped up Rs 30 lakh in the last three days towards property tax. The Board started a drive after a lukewarm response in 2017-18. The property tax revenue collection had declined by Rs 3 crore in the last fiscal and is one of the major sources of revenue for the cash-starved board. The other sources of revenue include water bill, toll tax, layout sanctions and shop rent. There are 15,000 properties spread over eight wards as per the official records and house numbering data. Tax wing officials say that they are first concentrating on commercial establishments. Also Read – International Persian Summer School concludes at MANUU Advertise With Us In the last few days, 25 commercial establishments in Bowenpally, Kharkhana and other places were seized. The response is good say officials as a majority of the owners whose properties were seized end up paying the amount in a day or two.Clearing deficit The last fiscal collection was the lowest recorded in five years. A deficit of Rs 12 crore was recorded in 2018-19 and the SCB is looking to bridge this gap. Two teams have been formed and have been on the job for the last week. Officials say that many property owners only wake up when we repeatedly inform them. Out of the 15,000 owners, 10,000 property owners pay online. Also Read – Concerns of marine and fresh water pollution must be addressed on priority basis: Vice President Advertise With Us “It is another headache for us. Owners are still reluctant to pay online.” The property tax collections since 2011-2012 rose from Rs 8 crore in 2011-12 fiscal to Rs 23 crore in 2018-19. Rs 26 crore was the collection in 2017-18. Officials, however, say that the property tax collection ought to be Rs 35 crore per year.RTC depot owes 2.5 cr There are several big wigs in the Secunderabad Cantonment not paying property tax. The tax wing conducted an assessment and are now zeroing on big defaulters. The RTC Cantonment Depot next to the Jubilee Bus Depot has been defaulting for years. Advertise With Us A senior official said that there are also a few board members too who have commercial establishments who have not paid up. The SCB has served demand notices to property owners after assessments. The teams are also going door-to-door to collect tax. One of the reasons cited for the low collections last fiscal was Lok Sabha polls as the staff was engaged in poll duty.last_img read more

AL leader murdered in Bandarban

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA local leader of the ruling Awami League was hacked to death by miscreants at Hasnapara in Lama upazila of Bandarban on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Alamgir Shikdar, former joint general secretary of Sarai union unit of Awami League. He was the son of Mohammad Ali of the area.Quoting locals, Oppela Raju Naha, officer-in-charge of Lama police station, said a group of miscreants riding motorbikes, numbering about 12, attacked Alamgir’s house around 11:00pm and stabbed him indiscriminately.He was killed on the spot.Police recovered the body and sent it to the sadar hospital morgue for autopsy.A young man, identified as Mongshai Marma, was detained for his suspected involvement in the murder, police said.last_img read more