Barcelona star Dembele out for another month

first_imgBarcelona Barcelona star Dembele out for another month due to hamstring misery Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 21:10 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(41) Ousmane Dembele Barcelona Getty Barcelona Ousmane Dembélé Real Sociedad v Barcelona Real Sociedad Primera División Having missed the tail end of 2017 with a similar problem, the 20-year-old France international faces another spell on the sidelines Barcelona have confirmed that France international winger Ousmane Dembele will miss around a month of action due to hamstring trouble.The former Borussia Dortmund winger, who was signed for a fee of €105 million in the summer, missed much of the first half of the season with a similar issue, though Barca have stressed that this problem is with a different part of the muscle.Dembele, playing in just his fourth league outing for the Catalans, came off the bench to replace Paulinho with 25 minutes remaining, and while he finished the match, succeeded in picking up another issue. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In a statement, the Liga leaders said: “Dembele had a problem with his left thigh and tests have confirmed that the player has suffered a hamstring injury of the semitendinosus muscle that does not affect the area operated on earlier in the season. The injury will mean he will be out for a period of around three to four weeks.”The 20-year-old has only made seven appearances for the Camp Nou side, totalling 243 minutes. During this time on the field, he has yet to score but has provided a couple of assists.With January signing Philippe Coutinho, bought for a club record €120m, also on the sidelines for around three weeks, the news comes as a blow to Barca, who lead by nine points over Atletico Madrid after rallying from 2-0 down to beat Real Sociedad 4-2 on Sunday.Barcelona also confirmed a problem for midfielder Andres Iniesta, but are less certain on his recovery.”Andres Iniesta, for his part, has a problem in his right calf and his recovery will determine his return to action for the coming matches,” they said.last_img read more

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Malik hoists tricolour in first IDay celebration in JK after abrogation of

first_imgSrinagar: Sustained efforts by armed forces have ensured that terrorists have accepted their defeat, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday after hoisting the national flag at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium here in the first Independence Day celebration after the abrogation of the state’s special status.After unfurling the flag, Malik inspected the parade of para-military forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.Addressing the gathering, Malik said people need not be worried about their identity after the steps taken by the Centre. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe said the government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and sustained efforts by armed forces have ensured that terrorists have accepted their defeat.There is a sharp decline in terror recruitment and incidents of stone pelting after Friday prayers, he said.Restrictions were put in place here in the wake of the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.Principal Secretary in the J-K administration Rohit Kansal had said restrictions were eased out in various parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar city, where peace prevailed on Wednesday.He, however, said reasonable restrictions are put in place to maintain the law and order situation in the Valley.The situation in Kashmir has remained calm since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 as no major incidents have been reported and due to this, the government has further relaxed prohibitory orders in many areas, the officer had said.last_img read more

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Governments argue while more children face risk

first_imgAPTN National NewsJordan’s Principle was named after Jordan River Anderson.Anderson was a five-year-old boy from the Norway House Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. He died in hospital while governments argued over who should pay his medical bills.As APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson finds out, governments continue to argue while more kids are at risk.On Friday, APTN InFocus will take a closer look at the issue.last_img

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German automakers face heat over tests on monkeys humans

first_imgFRANKFURT – Public criticism of the German auto industry has escalated after a report that an industry-sponsored entity commissioned a study of the effects of diesel exhaust using monkeys, while another study exposed humans to low levels of one type of air pollutant.The German government on Monday condemned the experiments and Volkswagen sought to distance itself from them, with its chairman saying that “in the name of the whole board I emphatically disavow such practices.”The tests were reportedly commissioned by a research group funded by major German auto companies.Revelations of the tests add a twist to the German auto industry’s attempt to move past Volkswagen’s scandal over cheating on diesel tests and the resulting questioning of diesel technology across the industry.Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said the tests must be “investigated completely and without reservation,” the dpa news agency reported.A report by The New York Times found that the research group financed by top German car manufacturers commissioned experiments in which one group of monkeys was exposed to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup.The experiments were carried out in 2014 before Volkswagen was caught using software that let vehicles cheat on emissions tests. They were intended to show modern diesel technology had solved the problem of excess emissions, but according to the Times report the Volkswagen car in the tests was equipped with illegal software that turned emissions controls on while the car was on test stands and off during regular driving.Volkswagen admitted using the software in 2015. The Volkswagen scandal led to public scrutiny of diesel emissions as regulators discovered that other companies’ vehicles also had higher emissions on the road than during testing, though not necessarily through illegal rigging. The industry has had to fend off calls for diesel bans in German cities with high pollution levels.Daimler AG said it was “appalled by the nature and extent of the studies” and said that, though it didn’t have any influence on the studies’ design, “we have launched a comprehensive investigation into the matter.”BMW said that it “did not participate in the mentioned study” on animals “and distances itself from this study.” It said it was investigating the work and background of the research group.The Times report said the group that commissioned the studies, known by German initial EUGT, got all of its funding from the three automakers.The Times report was followed by one in Monday’s edition of the Stuttgarter Zeitung daily that the now-closed research group also commissioned tests in which humans were exposed to nitrogen dioxide, which belongs to a class of pollutants known as nitrogen oxides. The group reportedly said the tests showed no effect on the subjects.The human study, carried out by Aachen University, involved studying the effects of exposing 25 subjects, mostly students, to low levels of nitrogen dioxide like those that could be found in the environment — from a 40-litre bottle, not a diesel engine. The individuals gave informed written consent for the study, which was approved by the ethics committee of the university’s medical faculty, according to the study. The university said the study had no relation to the diesel scandal.The German government condemned the reported tests on animals and humans. Transport Minister Christian Schmidt “has no understanding for such tests … that do not serve science but merely PR aims,” spokesman Ingo Strater told reporters in Berlin.He called for the companies concerned to provide “immediate and detailed” responses, and said a ministry commission of inquiry that was set up after the emissions scandal broke will hold a special meeting to examine whether there are any other cases.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said that “the disgust many people are feeling is absolutely understandable.”“These tests on monkeys or even humans can in no way be ethically justified,” Seibert said. “They raise many critical questions for those behind these tests, and these questions must urgently be answered.”He questioned the aims of the tests. “The automakers have to reduce emissions of harmful substances further and further,” he said. “They should not be trying to prove the supposed harmlessness of exhaust with the help of monkeys or even humans.”Seibert said that the supervisory boards of the companies concerned “have a particular responsibility.”The governor of the German state of Lower Saxony, a major shareholder in Volkswagen, added his voice to calls for quick answers.Stephan Weil, who sits on VW’s supervisory board, stressed that “the behaviour of the company must in every respect fulfil ethical demands.” He said he hadn’t known about the tests.___This story has been corrected to show that a research group commissioned the tests, not that it carried them out. A previous version corrected the first paragraph to show that the second set of tests on humans didn’t involve diesel exhaust.last_img read more

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Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media service.In a blog post , the company says hackers exploited a bug that affected its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. That would let attackers steal the “access tokens” Facebook uses to keep people logged in. Possession of those tokens would allow attackers to “seize control” of user accounts, Facebook said.Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement.To deal with the issue, Facebook reset some logins, so 90 million people have been logged out and will have to log in again. That includes anyone who has been subject to a “View As” lookup in the past year.Facebook says it doesn’t know who is behind the attacks or where they’re based. In a call with reporters on Friday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company doesn’t know yet if any of the accounts that were hacked were misused.Jake Williams, a security expert at Rendition Infosec, said the stolen access tokens would have likely allowed attackers to view private posts and probably post status updates or shared posts as the compromised user, but wouldn’t affect passwords.“The bigger concern (and something we don’t know yet) is whether third party applications were impacted,” Williams said in a text exchange. “Facebook offers a login service for third parties to allow users to log into their apps using Facebook. In other words, Facebook is providing the identity management for countless other sites and services. These access tokens that were stolen show when a user is logged into Facebook and that may be enough to access a user’s account on a third party site.News broke early this year that data analytics firm that once worked for the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, had gained access to personal data from millions of user profiles. Then a congressional investigation found that agents from Russia and other countries have been posting fake political ads since at least 2016. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared at a Congressional hearing over Facebook’s privacy policies in April.Facebook has more than 2 billion users worldwide. The company said people do not need to change their Facebook passwords, but anyone having trouble logging on should visit the site’s help centre . Those who want to log out can visit the “Security and Login” section of their settings, which lists the places that people are logged into Facebook. It has a one-click option of logging out of all locations.Ed Mierzwinski, the senior director of consumer advocacy group U.S. PIRG, said the breach was “very troubling.”“It’s yet another warning that Congress must not enact any national data security or data breach legislation that weakens current state privacy laws, preempts the rights of states to pass new laws that protect their consumers better, or denies their attorneys general rights to investigate violations of or enforce those laws,” he said in a statement.Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said “the most important point is that we found out from them,” meaning Facebook, as opposed to a third party.“As a user, I want Facebook to proactively protect my data and let me know when it’s compromised,” he said. “Shareholders should ultimately approve of Facebook’s handling of the issue.”___An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the day of Mark Zuckerberg’s call with reporters.___AP technology reporter Frank Bajak in Boston contributed to this report.last_img read more

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SpaceX to build Mars spaceship in Texas not Los Angeles

first_imgHAWTHORNE, Calif. — SpaceX says it will build its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs.The Southern California-based company announced Wednesday that test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be assembled at its Texas launch facility in a move to streamline operations.Development of the spaceship will continue at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne.SpaceX won permission last year to build a giant new facility on leased land at the port, which could potentially have added hundreds of jobs to the region.Last week, SpaceX announced that it will lay off about 10 per cent of its roughly 6,000 workers, mostly from its Hawthorne headquarters.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Highway 29 closed between Chetwynd and Moberly Lake Road

first_imgUPDATE – The highway is now open in both directions.CHETWYND, B.C. – Highway 29 is closed from Chetwynd and the Moberly Lake Road.A collision has caused the closure and an estimated time of opening is not available as of 10:20 p.m. Friday. The only detour is through Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.Drivebc.ca says the next update on the collision will be released at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.If you’re in the area, let us know what you see, email news@moosefm.calast_img

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What Does Kevin Durants Injury Mean For The Warriors

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. This week’s show was taped live at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. On this episode (Mar. 8, 2017), we talk to Baltimore Raven John Urschel, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT during the offseason. Next, we break down what Kevin Durant’s injury means for the Warriors’s postseason prospects. Finally, we investigate some interesting NHL trades and ponder the merits of building a hockey super team. Plus, we turn our regular significant digit segment into a quiz!Links to what we discussed:John Urschel explained his decision to head back to school for The Players’ Tribune last year.Urschel was recently named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner wrote about why Kevin Durant’s injury showed how much the Warriors needed him.The Kevin Shattenkirk trade was a no-brainer for the Capitals, notes The Washington Post’s Steve Allen.Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky says that the Ben Bishop trade was startlingly smart. read more

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Frontcourt provides relief in Ohio State womens basketballs 9770 win

OSU forward Alexa Hart (22) looks for space around defending Virginia Cavaliers forward Sydney Umeri (44) on Dec. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. Photo Credit: Greg Bartram | USA TODAY SportsThe Ohio State women’s basketball team has relied heavily on the explosiveness of the nation’s top-scoring duo during the 2015-16 season.That wasn’t the case Thursday evening at the Schottenstein Center against the Indiana Hoosiers.Top Buckeye guards, sophomore Kelsey Mitchell and senior Ameryst Alston, were held in check early on in Columbus, prompting the OSU frontcourt to come alive. The extra effort was definitely needed for the No. 5 Buckeyes (11-3, 3-0) to fend off Indiana (9-6, 1-2) at home, 97-70.“They came out ready to play right off the jump,” OSU junior forward Shayla Cooper said. “We had to match their intensity, and once we matched it we actually took it to another level after that.”The Buckeyes have struggled immensely with their perimeter defense this season, ranking dead last amongst Big Ten teams in 3-point defense. A lack of outside pressure has allowed teams to attack OSU with an onslaught of long-range jumpers from the tip.Matters were no better on Wednesday when Indiana opened up the first quarter of play shooting 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.“I think putting more pressure on the ball, not letting them see the open man,” Cooper said of the team’s solution to Indiana’s hot start.Multiple missed layup opportunities also stymied OSU from overcoming Indiana. However, OSU sophomore Alexa Hart and Cooper continued to work the interior, sparking a 10-3 run that knotted the contest at 18 after one quarter of play. Hart registered a double-double on the night, scoring 18 points and collecting 13 rebounds.Despite breaking out of an early shooting slump, the Buckeyes still could not entirely pull away from the Hoosiers. That’s because OSU’s elite scorers Mitchell and Alston continued to be held in check by Indiana, combining to shoot 4-of-18 from the field in the first half.“The way (Indiana) came out, the way they shot the ball, I think that prevented us from doing things that we usually do,” Mitchell said.Nevertheless, OSU’s presence in the post continued to eat away at Indiana. Cooper provided a 14-point first-half spark off the bench, leading a Buckeye frontcourt that outscored the Hoosiers 32-18 in the paint over the first 20 minutes. Cooper finished the night shooting 10-of-16 from the field, tallying 23 points and eight rebounds.“I like the energy and it gives us a different look when she comes in,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said of moving Cooper to the bench.The Scarlet and Gray brought a 40-35 advantage into halftime and built some early momentum after the break. OSU’s first 3-point conversion two minutes into the second half from Mitchell brought the Buckeyes’ lead to seven and led to an Indiana timeout.Mitchell, who finished with 23 points on the night, led the team with 15 points in the third quarter on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting from the field, opening up a 12-point lead heading into the final quarter.“Sometimes when you’re not sure about yourself and you have a slow start it can wear on you,” McGuff said. “But I do think we have a lot of confidence about how we’re playing.”OSU continued to pull away via not letting up on the Hoosiers, sustaining an aggressive and pesky press on defense. That tenacity brought the team’s turnover margin to a plus-10 mark by the game’s end, and helped the Buckeyes finish with 16 points off of turnovers and 23 offensive rebounds.The Buckeyes will continue their Big Ten schedule with a matchup against Rutgers (10-4) on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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Which conference has the recruiting edge

The SEC has secured an upper hand in college football. The conference has won the last five BCS National Championships and finished last season with six schools ranked in The Associated Press Top 25, one more than any other conference. The Big Ten, which has appeared in two BCS National Championship Games, is one of the conferences vying for second billing. The facts point to an SEC advantage on the field, and this advantage might start in the classroom. Compared to schools in the Big Ten, most SEC institutions fall short academically. U.S. News & World Report ranks every university in the country each year based on average acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate and SAT and ACT scores, among other criteria. In these rankings, SEC universities fall short of those in the Big Ten. The average ranking for an SEC school is 99th. Big Ten schools come in at an average of 53rd. Michigan State, the lowest ranked school in the Big Ten, is tied for 79th nationally with the fourth-best SEC school, Alabama. The Big Ten consists of 11 universities and the SEC has 12 institutions. These lower academic standards might be an asset in recruiting high school players as they lengthen the list of available recruits and therefore directly affect on-field performance. “What the SEC will do is several teams will sign more borderline kids. They take more chances on kids that may or may not qualify,” said Scott Kennedy, director of scouting for Scout.com. “A Big Ten team doesn’t want to have three or four borderline kids on their list.” Steve Helwagen, staff writer for recruiting website Bucknuts.com, agreed. “I think that that is pretty obvious that some of those (SEC) schools can get the at-risk kids,” Helwagen said. “It doesn’t take a math wizard to realize that gives them an incredible competitive advantage if they are able to pull from a larger pool of players to build their roster.” SEC schools hauled in 73 of Rivals’ top 250 high school prospects in the 2011 class, compared to only 27 for Big Ten schools. Despite the apparent correlation between poorer academic performance and better recruiting classes, Ohio State coaches don’t see a problem. “I don’t think our admissions policies have hindered us at all,” quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano said. “We try to do our best to recruit the best student-athletes we can find.” Besides college rankings, the SEC also falls short in the Academic Progress Rate. APR is “a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates,” according to the NCAA website. Big Ten schools rank 46th on average in APR, versus a 53rd-place average for SEC universities. One SEC coach said academic deficiencies are not an advantage. “Illinois, Ohio State, they are going to recruit the same kids that we recruit,” Auburn safeties coach Tommy Thigpen said. “All of us fall in the same line. With the exceptions of the Stanfords and the Dukes of the world, we all go after the same kids.” Thigpen, a Rivals 2011 top 25 recruiter, has recruited in both conferences. He was on the Illinois staff from 2003–04. Coaches from Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Tennessee declined to speak with The Lantern. Barry Every, a national analyst for Rivals, also fails to see any advantage from academics. “The SEC schools still have to meet the minimum standards to get into school as the Big Ten schools,” he said. “They have the same standards as Michigan State and Michigan.” The NCAA Division I requires a student-athlete to have a minimum of a 2.0 high school GPA and a sum ACT score of 86, averaging to a 21.5 on the 36-point scale, to be eligible, according to the organization’s website. Though these marks are uniform across all D-I schools, individual university requirements are often much higher. For example, Michigan’s most recent freshman class averaged an ACT score between 28 and 32, according to the university’s website. Thigpen admitted Auburn’s willingness to “hold a kid’s hand,” but said the school would not do so for an entire team of athletes. OSU running backs coach Dick Tressel, differing from his fellow OSU assistant, Siciliano, indicated that the school’s higher academic standards help focus the staff’s recruiting. “Early on in the process, there are so many prospects that we have directed away from (at-risk recruits) a little bit,” Tressel said. “Hey, we’ve got these higher standards so we just have some early decisions to make.” Though the role of academics might be disputed, the idea that SEC schools gain an advantage from their location faces little opposition. The seven states that house SEC schools produced 87 top 250 recruits in this year’s class compared to just 38 from the seven states representing the Big Ten. As recruits are added to the list, the disparity becomes further magnified. “It’s just where they are located,” Every said. “Approximately 2,500 high school players a year sign D-I; 500 of them are coming from two states (Florida and Georgia) from the Southeast.” SEC coaches have taken notice. “For us,” Thigpen said, “the pool is bigger of skilled athletes.” Location aside, academics do seem to play a factor. The top-five-ranked schools in the SEC and Big Ten (Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State), as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, secured only 12 top 250 recruits. The top two schools, Vanderbilt and Northwestern, did not manage one. Though it might not be the biggest point of emphasis, the willingness and ability of the schools in the SEC to recruit student-athletes with lower academic results might help them on the field. “The standards are almost exactly the same for everyone,” Kennedy said. “The leniency of the schools to sign those players and wait for them to see if they will get in is a little more lenient in the south.” read more

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NCAA approves tougher violations rules Gene Smith sees improvement in flawed system

The NCAA Board of Directors released a new, more stringent set of rules Tuesday for enforcing athletic programs’ adherence to codes of conduct. The new rules try to simplify and accelerate what has traditionally been a long and complicated rule-enforcing process. The rules also aim to increase the severity of the sanctions and make punishments more uniform instead of treating things on a case-by-case basis, according to the announcement posted on ncaa.org.  Among the most notable changes involve holding head coaches more accountable for the actions of their staff. Now, violations by any member of the staff will reflect on the head coach, unless he or she can prove their personal effort for an “atmosphere of strict compliance.” There was also a change in tiers of violations. Rather than categorizing a violation as “major” or “secondary,” there will now be four levels, with a level one violation being the most “severe breach of conduct.” The NCAA could potentially disqualify a team for multiple years of postseason play and fine the program millions of dollars for a level one violation. Other consequences for various levels of infractions include harsher scholarship reductions, recruiting limits and head coach suspensions. Suspensions for coaches as well as programs can range from 10 percent of the season to a full season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will expand from 10 members to 24, speeding up the infractions process and handing out violations in a more timely manner. In Ohio State football’s case, this could have meant serving out OSU’s bowl ineligibility during the 2011 season rather than the current season. The last of the most significant changes in the new set of rules includes a more consistent penalty system. Sanctions will no longer be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the new standards will ensure equal treatment – and punishment – across the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert said the rules aim to eliminate the temptation for teams to do whatever it takes to win. “We have sought all along to remove the `risk-reward’ analysis that has tempted people — often because of the financial pressures to win at all costs — to break the rules in the hopes that either they won’t be caught or that the consequences won’t be very harsh if they do get caught,” Emmert said. “The new system the board adopted today is the result of a lot of hard work and membership input devoted to protecting the collegiate model.” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said he agrees with the new rules and says they help to solve a “flawed” system. “I am supportive of the new legislation,” Smith said. “It provides clarity and transparency to a system of enforcement and infraction management that was flawed. It also will improve the ability for cases to be handled more expeditiously.” Emmert began the process of establishing a new set of rules in August 2011. The new enforcement structure will take effect on August 1, 2013. Dan Hope contributed to this article
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Rain continues flooding stops business as usual

first_img National Heritage Month ends Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Rain creates nasty weather and dangerous conditions throughout TCI TCI to renew Storm & Flood insurance Recommended for you Related Items:Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, enid capron primary school, flooding, rain Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Oct 2015 – The rain continued today across the country with localized flooding still an issue which is impacting business operations. Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl which sits on the beach in Five Cays and reports that rain did force the mainly outdoor eatery to close up early yesterday, but that business is still open.Meanwhile, residents have taken to social media once again to express frustration at the lack of drainage, including in schools where the playground at the Enid Capron Primary, for example, easily resembles a lake. last_img read more

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Majili box office collection day 5 ChaySam film crosses Rs 40 crore

first_imgRest Of India1.502.20 Nizam6.006.81 AreaRightsEarnings Krishna1.281.25  Overseas3.002.45 Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni in MajiliTwitterMajili continued to storm worldwide box office even on weekdays and registered superb collection on Tuesday. The Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni starrer crossed Rs 40 crore gross mark in five days.The Shiva Nirvana-directed romantic film was released in a large number of screens on April 5 amid huge hype and expectations and received a fantastic opening at the ticket counters. A strong word of mouth boosted its business on the following days. Majili collected Rs 29.10 crore at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The movie fetched Rs 17.77 crore for its distributors in three days.As is the trend in the film industry, Majili witnessed a drop in its collection on Monday, as it was a busy working day for everyone, but is business was much better than many other Telugu movies. The movie collected approximately 6.45 crore at the worldwide box office on its fourth day, taking its total collection to Rs 35.55 crore gross.The Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni starrer needs to rake in Rs 4.45 crore gross to surpass Rs 40 crore gross mark in the global market. Early trends show that Majili is remained strong and held really well in urban centres. The movie has already minted the much-needed amount to achieve the above-mentioned feat in five days.However, Majili has earned Rs 21.50 crore for its global distributors, who shelled out Rs 21.14 crore on its theatrical rights. The movie has recovered 100 per cent of their investment in four days. Whatever the film earns in the coming days will be a profit share for them.Here are the price of the theatrical rights and area-wise earnings of Majili. These numbers are based on various sources and they may not match with the actual ones. All the figures are in rupees and crore.AreaAreaRightsRightsEarningsEarningsAreaNizamRights6.00Earnings6.81AreaCeededRights2.50Earnings2.37AreaVizagRights1.98Earnings2.35AreaG EastRights1.44Earnings0.95AreaG WestRights1.12Earnings0.75AreaKrishnaRights1.28Earnings1.25AreaGunturRights1.62Earnings1.40AreaNelloreRights0.70Earnings0.57AreaAP/TS TotalRights16.64Earnings16.45AreaRest Of IndiaRights1.50Earnings2.20Area OverseasRights3.00Earnings2.45AreaGlobal Total Rights21.14Earnings21.50 Nellore0.700.57 Vizag1.982.35center_img G East1.440.95 AP/TS Total16.6416.45 Guntur1.621.40 Global Total 21.1421.50 G West1.120.75 Ceeded2.502.37last_img read more

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Opec keeps oil output policy unchanged

first_imgClose The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has decided to keep its production levels of 30 million barrels per day (bpd) for the next six months, which resulted in a 1.4% decline in the price of Brent crude oil.Opec, which comprises 12 oil producers, held its biannual meeting in Vienna on Friday (5 June).Oil hit its lowest price in six years in January, when it stood at $45 (£29.49, €40.51) a barrel and has since climbed up to trading near $62.Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Irans oil minister, told reporters he did not think prices would fall again when Iran re-enters the oil markets after Western sanctions imposed out of fear for Irans nuclear power.He told CNBC: I dont believe that we will witness a new fall in the oil price in the market, but the main issue for Iran I should emphasis is to achieve the traditional market share of Iran in the oil market.Irans expectation to be able to export oil again in the near future, and Libyas hope to fully re-open its tap, despite a continuing civil war, fuelled fears that oil prices would plummet because of high demand.Opec seemed to ignore concerns about rising supply and a threat of declining demand because of the rise of shale from the US.Dr Gary Ross, executive chairman of PIRA Energy Group, told Reuters: The markets are moving in Opecs favour. Prices are stimulating robust demand growth and slowing capex. This was the objective of the Saudi strategy and its working.These are the OPEC member states:AlgeriaAngolaEcuadorIranIraqKuwaitLibyaNigeriaQatarSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesVenezuelaIndonesia, which now imports more oil than it exports, used to be a member state and hopes to re-enter again, saying it could ease communication between producers and consumers.last_img read more

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Man held for making derogatory remarks about PM on Facebook

first_imgDigital Security ActMembers of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a man from Balirhat in Chattogram early Wednesday on charges of posting ‘derogatory remarks’ about prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.The arrestee was Tofazzal Hossain Helal, 40, son of Md Nasir of the area.Tipped off, a team of RAB-7 conducted a drive at Helal’s residence and arrested him around 5:00am, said Mehedi Hasan, commanding officer of RAB-7 in Chandgaon.A case will be filed with Chandgaon police station in this connection, the RAB official added.last_img read more

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Three Local Women Create Earths Enrichments—Skin Products with Integrity

first_imgThree African American women quit their jobs to start a business about something they were more passionate about, an all-natural skin and hair care company. In 2012, Baltimore’s own Tehma Smith Wilson, Michelle Davenport Johnson and Ronae Brock created Earth’s Enrichments, a line that uses wholesome ingredients to make both lavish and affordable.“We didn’t feel comfortable producing a product that could harm someone further down the road, so we definitely knew we wanted to have the best ingredients that were also pure,” said Johnson in an interview with the AFRO. “We wanted to do things with a clear conscious and wanted to ensure a quality product.”Co-owners Ronae Brock, Tehma Smith Wilson and Michellle Davenport Johnson created Earth’s Enrichments, an all natural USDA Organic Certified skin and hair care line in Baltimore.After struggling to find products that suited the various needs of their diverse family members, the trio decided to create their own line that could benefit all ages, backgrounds, and ages. The best way to do this was to choose all natural and USDA Organic Certified ingredients. “Our whole entire process speaks to the integrity of our products, our company, and us as individuals,” said Wilson. What makes Earth’s Enrichments unique is that their company uses fresh and safe ingredients, rather than cutting corners by using cheaper chemicals and preservatives like their competitors. Their products are free of sulfates, artificial coloring, parabens, phthalates, petroleum and GMOs. They are also cruelty free and almost all of their products are both vegan and gluten free.“Having customers come back saying that they really love your product, that’s another sign that we’re doing the right thing. We’re providing the right products for our customers who love and appreciate it and need it,” said Brock.The three friends started off solely doing skin care, creating one of the few USDA certified soap bars. However as natural hairstyles increased in popularity, so did their demand for quality hair care. “Currently our most popular products are our hair care products,” said Wilson. “We started working on our haircare line due to the demands of our customers. They were loving our all natural skin care and kept asking for haircare.”As women of color and business owners, they each have seen the value of Black owned business and how it can help the community. “It’s important for us as African Americans to initially realize the buying power that we have in general. And then it’s important to be responsible to use that buying power within our own community to support our community, to uplift our community and to give back to our community. If you support Black businesses then in return Black business have the responsibility and will be able to support the Black community as a whole,” said Wilson.“It’s important to invest and promote within the African American community because we certainly do that beyond the community,” said Brock. “Although we want support from everywhere and our products are designed for all skin types, body types, genders, and racial context.”Earth’s Enrichments can be purchased at Whole Foods, Dawson’s Market, David’s Market and online at their website www.earthsenrichments.com. From September 14-21, readers can receive 25% off any order using the promo code AFRO.The company strives to combine their morals, personas, and love for skin care to create something positive that gives back to the community. “We try to be role models, not just for our children and the people in our family, but for women in the community,” said Wilson.last_img read more

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Samsung to Launch Foldable Phone in 2019

first_imgSamsung used its developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday to officially announce that it will launch a foldable smartphone some time in 2019. The phone is using the company’s own new Infinity Flex display, which allows it to be folded and unfolded repeatedly without wear and tear.“When it’s open, it’s a tablet, offering a big-screen experience,” said Samsung vice president of mobile marketing Justin Denison. “When it’s closed, it’s a phone that fits neatly inside your pocket.”Denison showed off a phone featuring the new display technology on stage, which featured a 7.3-inch display when unfolded. However, the device itself was camouflaged to hide key design aspects. The company also didn’t offer any branding  or price point for the new phone, and Denison didn’t want to commit to a firm launch date, instead just saying that the company would begin mass production “in the coming months.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img That was notably less detailed than a titbit revealed by a Google executive at a separate event Wednesday morning.“We’re already working closely with Samsung on a new device they plan to launch early next year, which you’ll hear about later today,” said Google vice president of engineering Dave Burke at the Google event Wednesday.Burke used the event to announce Google’s support for Android devices with foldable screens, saying that multiple device manufacturers were working on the new form factor.“Just when you thought you’d seen everything in phones, we’re about to see a whole new form factor idea from Android device-makers. Foldables. They take advantage of new flexible display technology – the screen can literally bend and fold,” Burke said. “You can think of the device as both a phone and a tablet. When folded, it looks like phone, fitting in your pocket or purse.”last_img read more

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Now cash on delivery of train tickets

first_imgYou can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made. Initiating this “cash on delivery” (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those who don’t have net-banking facility.“One has to just book the ticket online and payments will be made at the time of delivery of tickets,” said a senior IRCTC official involved with the project.This scheme has been launched on pilot basis and the service will be available in more than 200 cities initially. Customers can book a ticket 5 days prior to commencement of journey.While Rs 40 will be charged for the delivery of each Sleeper Class ticket, Rs 60 will be charged for an AC class ticket. Anduril Technologies through their website and their App – BookMyTrain.com is authorised for providing CoD services.last_img read more

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6 AIPowered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of online tools and applications. AI-powered solutions can help entrepreneurs automate their business communication, generate insights from phone calls, sales and marketing data, create intelligent social media and content strategies, and much more. To help entrepreneurs navigate the expanding ecosystem of business AI solutions, here’s a list of six must-have AI tools every entrepreneur should use.Grammarly Perfect grammar, spelling and style are essential for your content writing strategy, pitching to investors and written communication with consumers. Error-free content helps establish your business as professional and trustworthy. Grammarly is one of the best choices to accomplish this. It is an online application powered by machine learning algorithms that recognize stylistic and semantic errors, wrong sentence structure and other nuanced language features that only a professional editor would help you fix. With Grammarly Premium you have access to professional editing services for $11.66/month if you select an annual plan. If you don’t want to commit to the premium plan, Grammarly has a light-weight freemium service that offers basic spell checking, grammar and punctuation correction.Related: 15 Useful Tech Tools for Your BusinessAmy by x.ai Most entrepreneurs are very busy people with a lot of daily meetings and back-and-forth communication with clients, employees and investors. Amy, a new AI chatbot solution developed by x.ai, can help you save your precious time for other mission-critical tasks. In a nutshell, Amy is a personal assistant that helps schedule meetings. Upon receiving a meeting request, Amy will arrange the time, location and other details of your meeting via email or any other communication channel. Amy makes your life easier without downloading any app or signing in to your account.To start using Amy as your personal assistant, you can select a free personal plan that includes five meetings per month. The plan, though, is constrained by a heavy waitlist, so the professional ($39/month) or business ($59/month) packages are definitely a better option if you need unlimited meetings per month, team accounts and instant access to your AI assistant.People.ai Oftentimes, closing a sale looks like magic: The customer buys a product, but you don’t have a clue why this has happened. People.ai leverages the power of machine learning to understand what strategies and actions lead a sales team to success. To generate actionable insights, People.ai employs Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms that run through emails, phone conversations, WebEx and calendars in search of patterns of successful interactions. This AI-powered analysis creates a model of the best way to close a deal. Once trained, the system then can tell when a sales person deviates from the best standards and point to unproductive behaviors to improve sales efficiency.You can get People.ai up and running in just few minutes by linking your commercial Google or Office 365 accounts. In addition, People.ai supports one-click Salesforce installation to make its AI functionality available in this popular SaaS platform.Related: 25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For FreePi by Postintelligence Pi is a social media manager and assistant developed by Postintelligence to improve your social content strategies. After you have connected your Twitter or Facebook accounts to the service, Pi analyzes profiles, comments and posts of your followers, and compiles the list of trending topics and discussions. Under the hood, the assistant uses NLP and sentiment analysis that translate social media data into direct advice about which topics, tone, emotions and visual content will better engage your audience. Pi will also suggest the precise time when a post should be published and analyzes post performance to collect new insights. Thanks to the powerful machine learning algorithms and seamless integration with social media metrics, Pi will become an indispensable component of your social media strategy.Legal Robot Legal Robot is an AI adviser that helps you navigate the complex and opaque world of legal contracts. Powered by NLP and deep learning, Legal Robot creates high-level legal models from large corpora of contracts that cover a broad range of business cases and scenarios. If you are not a legal expert, Legal Robot can put complex legal terminology in layman’s terms. It can also improve readability and consistency of your contracts and secure their compliance to the best standards and practices.Related: The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech StartupsAs an added bonus, Legal Robot can help identify potential blind spots and risks that might make the contract a burden for you business. No matter how difficult the contract is to read, Legal Robot will ensure that it’s perfectly clear what you sign.Tetra Taking notes of phone calls and recollecting lengthy conversations can be a hurdle for a busy entrepreneur with dozens of calls on a daily basis. Tetra AI handles this problem with the powerful speech recognition and natural language processing algorithms that allow translating calls into searchable notes. Almost immediately after the call ends, you receive a detailed synopsis of your conversation to your inbox. You can search Tetra notes using your own keywords and the system will find the most relevant matches. In addition, Tetra supports two-way speaker identification to remember who said what. As an entrepreneur, you may opt for a Business plan ($99) that includes unlimited calling, unlimited AI-based notes and 50 cents/minute for the full transcription of your calls.Taking an advantage of the most recent technological advances can prove to be an immediate benefit to your business operations. Not only can it reduce your manual workload, it can save you both time and money. The best part is, you don’t have to be a machine learning wizard or have one within your company to start using these intelligent tools.Related Video: How Tim Ferriss Tames His Email Inbox Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 18, 2017last_img read more

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