Brother of doctor accused in Gorakhpur case shot at

first_imgThe brother of doctor Kafeel Khan, who is out on bail in connection with the BRD Medical College incident, was shot at by unknown assailants in his hometown Gorakhpur late on Sunday. Kashif Jameel, 35, runs a battery inverter business.Two men on a scooty allegedly fired at Mr. Jameel around 10.15 p.m. and fled from the scene leaving him grievously wounded, his family said. Mr. Jameel was hit by three bullets: while two bullets pierced through his shoulder and arm, the third bullet got lodged in the neck. It was removed after an emergency operation early on Monday. “The victim is out of danger,” said Gorakhpur Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur.FIR registeredAn FIR was registered at the Kotwali police station under attempt to murder against two-three unknown persons. As per the complaint filed by the victim’s brother Adeel Khan, the assailants fired at him “indiscriminately” when he was near J.P. Hotel with an “intention to kill him”.Dr. Khan suspected foul play hinting it was linked to the Gorakhpur hospital case, where several infants died last August allegedly due to lack of oxygen. He is currently out on bail after spending seven months in jail in connection with the case.“It was an attempt to murder my brother. I always said they would try to kill us,” he said in a video message, adding, “I’m not going to bend.”Dr. Khan alleged that the police caused a delay of a few hours in his brother receiving urgent medical care. He said the police forced them to take the patient, who was rushed to a private nursing home initially, to the medical college for a medico legal test despite the urgent need to get the third bullet removed.‘Poor law and order’ Dr. Khan said the attack on his brother reflected the poor law and order situation in the State, saying it took place around 500 metres from the Gorakhnath temple where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was lodged for the night. SSP Mathur said police are “investigating all angles”. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati slammed the BJP government saying the incident was proof of the “growing jungle raj” under Mr. Adityanath.Demanding strict action against the culprits, she said the sluggishness of theBJP government and hollow speeches of its leaders was the cause for the present “rule of lawlessness and violence” in U.P.last_img read more

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A necklace fit for a virus

first_imgScientists have made a necklace so small that it’s more likely to fit a virus than a human. And like full-size necklaces, these nanonecklaces are customizable for different occasions—scientists can swap out the disk-shaped beads to control the properties of their chains, making potential materials for electronic or magnetic devices, chemical sensors, or catalysts. To form their nanonecklaces, scientists threaded sugar ring molecules on a polymer string. By grafting polymer threads on these rings, they created starlike structures along the strand, which served as a template for the formation of nanoparticle beads. The researchers then used electron microscopy to visualize their necklaces, shown above. The beads were about 10 nanometers in diameter and sat at regular intervals along the strand, they report today in Science Advances. Although this is not the first nanonecklace ever made, the new process provides a more general and controllable way of synthesizing such nanomaterials—a useful development, because manipulating materials on such tiny scales is a challenge.last_img read more

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Rivals Gilas Pilipinas, South Korea in same group at Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will meet its longtime rival South Korea in an early collision course in the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers.Gilas Pilipinas and South Korea were both slotted in Group A along with Indonesia and Thailand during the draw ceremony held on Saturday (Manila time) in Bangalore, India.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Beermen off to a slow start anew Iran, the second-ranked team in Asia, banners Group E with No.11 Qatar, No. 22 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and No. 89 Syria.Rounding out the field is Group F that has No.8 Jordan, No. 13 Kazakhstan, No. 18 Palestine, No. 26 Sri Lanka.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:07Manila South Cemetery offers e-trike, wheelchairs to elders, PWDs02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Former national team captain Jimmy Alapag, who was in India during the draw, pulled out the Philippines’ name in the first draw.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Philippines, the No. 4 team in Asia, is the highest-ranked team in Group A. South Korea is No. 5. Indonesia is Asia’s No. 16 team while Thailand is No. 21.The Philippines lost to South Korea 118-86 in the semifinals of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and was relegated to the qualification round wherein Gilas eventually finished the tournament in seventh. According to Fiba, the top two teams from each of the six groups will automatically advance to the 16-country Asia Cup.The next four teams would be determined through a quarterfinal tournament in February 21 among the third seeds from the six groups.China, the third-ranked team in Asia, heads Group B with No. 7 Japan, No. 10 Chinese-Taipei, and No. 25 Malaysia.Group C is comprised of Asian No.1 Australia, No.6 New Zealand, No. 14 Guam, and No. 20 Hong Kong.Ninth-ranked Asian team Lebanon heads Group D with No. 12 India, No. 15 Iraq, and No. 24 Bahrain.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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India lose another away Test, high time to change the tide

first_imgTwo Indian batsmen scored centuries in India’s first innings in Galle. An Indian offspinner ran through the Sri Lankan line-up in both the innings (once on a day one wicket)  and ended up with a 10-wicket haul. It looked like India would get their first away win in an year, two days earlier than expected, for the Indian bowlers looked like they were going to complete formalities on day three.Unexpected counterattack But then, with cricket, there is always an element of surprise that urges to you to expect the unexpected. How often we speak about cricket being a team game, but sometimes, or at most times, it all needs a push from an individual. Cricket, off course needs 11 men, but sometimes one can be the difference between the two playing sides.That one man in Galle was Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper who bailed his team out of trouble with his outstanding knock of 162.What do you do when half of your team-mates, after having faced the heat from the opposition, are sitting in the dressing room expecting you to steer the team out of trouble?The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper counterattacked, and that was the best possible way to go forward. Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne dampened the rhythm of the Indian spinners and thereby mitigated the effect of a third day track. The team scored 362 runs on day three and did that at a rate of 4.45 an over. India’s target was 176.And when India came out to bat in the last few minutes of Day 3, Sri Lanka gave themselves more reasons to be optimistic. Rangana Herath showed a glimpse of what the next day could be by claiming the wicket of Indian opener KL Rahul early in the innings.advertisementDay 4 The equation was simple for India on a day four wicket – 9 wickets in hand and a record-breaking target at sight. The first session was crucial. Sri Lankan seemed to know it better than their neighbours. It was the nightwatchman Ishant Sharma who made the long walk first.Rohit Sharma came in at No. 4. He had one more chance to prove his critics wrong. As usual, he failed. Herath castled Rohit after the Indian number three failed to cover the line.  He lacks the ability to adapt to the longer version of the game. Rohit is not the specialist batsman Virat Kohli, who loves a five bowler strategy, is expecting him to be. He has been given enough chances and it’s high time the selectors shut the door on him – a perennial under-performer in Tests.The Sri Lankan spinners kept hunting. The Indian batsmen succumbed one after the other. They lacked the intent to stay at the crease and seemed to have forgotten the classic Test cricket’s approach of surviving the first session of a day.Captain Kohli went down with the sinking ship. Shikhar Dhawan and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha followed suit. Veteran offspinner Harbhajan Singh was as pathetic with the bat as he was with the ball, on a spin-assisting track. None of them applied themselves on the pitch, none of them played with a calm head. On a turning track, sweep shot would have served the Indian batsmen better.The team is young. They had learnt how not to bat in swinging and seaming conditions when they toured England and Australia in 2014. Now they are learning how not to bat on tracks with cracks and rough patches, and when two quality spinners are bowling in tandem.Captain Kohli and team director Ravi Shastri have to sit with the team and plan the course of action with two Tests to go.last_img read more

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Yoga Day event at 7 places in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI) International Yoga Day will be celebrated at seven different locations in the national capital, including Connaught Place, which will host the largest gathering of approximately 10,000 people.Diplomats and bureaucrats are likely to take part in events at Nehru Park and Lodhi Garden. NDMC is in-charge of preparations at four venues, which include Connaught Place, Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Talkatora Stadium.Yoga day celebrations at three other locations, Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini, District Park in Dwarka and Yamuna Sports Complex in Surajmal Vihar will be managed by DDA. Apart from this, approximately 100 RWAs have also been roped in. “NDMC is co-ordinating with various organisations like Art of Living, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga and Raahgiri group to ensure volunteers turn up in large numbers at Connaught Place,” said Anil Ganeriwal, Joint Secretary of AYUSH Ministry. Minister of Science and Technology Harshvardhan will be the Chief Guest at the Connaught Place event. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi will be the Guests of Honour. Members of Delhi Government have also been invited for the function.”The gala event in Delhi will start at 5:30 AM and will have talks on yoga, and musical performances. Special yoga performances by two differently-abled groups will also be displayed, including yoga on wheelchair,” a senior NDMC official said.The yoga performance will follow the 45-minute common protocol developed by AYUSH ministry.Several ambassadors of different diplomatic missions are also expected to participate at Lodhi Garden and Nehru Park.advertisement”We had organised a training camp in Nehru Park and had also written to all the missions in Delhi informing them about these camps in case they wanted some training in Yoga,” Secretary AYUSH Ministry Ajit Sharan said.Ahead of the Yoga Day on June 21, a mini marathon will be flagged off by flying Sikh Milkha Singh tomorrow and a National Yoga Olympiad will also be organised from June 18 to June 20 by NCERT and AYUSH Ministry.The AYUSH ministry will also organise a two-day international conference on Yoga for Body and Beyond at Vigyan Bhawan from Jun 22 to 23 in which eminent experts from across the globe will participate. PTI JC RCJ DV RCJlast_img read more

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Revealed: Pep working on new tactical approach for CL

first_imgManchester City fans worried about it, journalists enquired about it.Would Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary leak Pep Guardiola’s closely guarded tactical secrets to the world?Of course not. For one thing, the Barcelona-based MediaPro are co-producers and their links to City’s Catalans are so established that they would not want to reveal any sensitive information any more than City themselves would. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And when it comes to the day-to-day life at Manchester City, there is little more sensitive than Guardiola’s tactical secrets.The Catalan’s methodology is top secret. Only his trusted lieutenants and the club’s head analysts – a group of less than 10 people – have access to the password-protected files containing the Premier League champions’ most detailed plans.One of Guardiola’s magnetic tactics boards features heavily in ‘All or Nothing’, but it is one thing to highlight his desire to get his team in behind Liverpool’s high defence. The real information, the advice to players, the triggers, the passing patterns, are quite another.And with no sign of a third Marti Perarnau tactical opus in the works, the majority of City’s plans for domestic and European domination will remain under lock and encryption key.But sources close to the City boss have told Goal that he has come up with brand new ideas ahead of a fresh assault on the Champions League.Arteta quoteThe Catalan is not only working on general improvements, but specific new passing combinations and subtle tweaks specifically designed to be useful in European competition.There is no coach more scrutinised than Guardiola when it comes to success in the Champions League and in the coming months he will be asked time and again about his record in the competition and whether he can finally win the trophy for a third time – something only two men have achieved in history.But with a squad as talented, versatile and intelligent as the one he has assembled, it is right that expectations are high of City this season.And Guardiola is targeting at least a semi-final appearance.As far back as April, when City were knocked out by Liverpool, he had established three key areas in need of particular improvement.He believes City can improve individually, collectively and emotionally.Any player should be capable of individual improvement but Guardiola wants to see more from specific members of his squad. For example, for Raheem Sterling to improve his finishing, for John Stones and Gabriel Jesus to maintain their confidence, and for Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi, among others, to eradicate mistakes in big games.Guardiola also wants his team to evolve tactically, something that has become evident in the early weeks of the new season. City have used different shapes in each of their five games so far and their two first home matches highlighted Guardiola’s desire to mix things up; in the first he kept his pacey players on the bench and filled the team with central playmakers; in the second he emptied the middle of the pitch and played Sterling and Riyad Mahrez in something resembling a front four.The City boss accepted long before last season ended that his side would most likely not break all records once again this time around, so he focused instead on making them even more solid – particularly in the biggest games – and, above all, eradicating any complacency. In recent weeks he has repeatedly challenged his charges to avoid some of the early-season problems he endured at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, where his defending champions suffered shock results, and has introduced a raft of training ground fines in a bid to keep players on their toes.Arteta quoteAnd when it comes to the Champions League he will go even further. As well as the general improvements he is working hard to implement, he has developed new in-game passing patterns, designed to help his side get from back to front quickly and efficiently. City are also keeping their opponents guessing by switching the positions of two players in different positions. Key to that particular ploy will be Benjamin Mendy, whose increased tactical understanding has already proven important for the Blues this season.He has been deadly either out wide or through the middle, and his specific instructions are to attack the space if it opens up for him, or to play it to the winger, who would therefore be free, if the space closes. Simple, but it has proven effective so far, and City are hoping his current injury worries are nothing serious.City’s line-ups, tactics and performances in these opening weeks are proof that Guardiola is searching for new ways to take his side forward. We’ll soon find out if he can find the answers in Europe. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Sports analytics on the rise as Australia plays catch-up with rest of world

first_imgShare via Email Expected goals and Big Football Data: the statistics revolution that is here to stay Twitter Share on Twitter Pinterest A team’s cohesion is crucial, as Sam Burgess found out during the stint in English rugby union. Photograph: David Davies/PA Hawthorn’s recent success has coincided with the AFL club’s serious collection of data. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA features Data analysts are now commonplace at A-League clubs. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Pinterest At the top level of the game, where the margins between victory and defeat are often all but razor thin, the cohesion of a team can make all the difference. It’s how we see dynasties being built. Hawthorn in the AFL, the NRL’s Melbourne Storm and Queensland in State of Origin – the systems that underpin these teams are so strong, the players are so well integrated into it, that they have an intuitive, almost instinctual knowledge of the players around them. If you’ve ever wondered why so many players who leave these great teams flounder, it’s not because they’re bad players, or that they were overrated. It’s that they’ve gone from a system that they understood, and one where they were understood, to a foreign one with foreign expectations. It’s important to remember, Strachan says, that “skill is a driver of success, but it’s not as important as assumed”. The most advanced of the Australian sports leagues when it comes to data is probably the AFL, which has been collecting it seriously for over 30 years. But even then, Darren O’Shaughnessy of Ranking Software says “proper analytics have really only taken off in the past two”. Previously at Champion Data, O’Shaughnessy has had an exclusive contract with Hawthorn over the past six years, a time period in which they’ve reached four grand finals, won three of them and established themselves as one of the greatest teams of all time. O’Shaughnessy believes in targeted analytics, which he provides for the club, over broad metrics that treat all clubs equally. “If we play a seven-man defence, we ought to know how much we expect the scoring to slow down for both teams,” he says. “So you have to build a predictive model that takes into account who is playing which role, the type of opposition, and our tactics in play.”Frustratingly, little work like this has emerged in the AFL – at least not in the public view. This is largely down to the ring fencing of data, where Champion Data (49% owned by the AFL) have the licence to collect and corral the data from all AFL games – at which point they can charge clubs and media organisations a non-disclosed, but exorbitant, fee to access the vast databases they possess, effectively locking prospective analysts out of the loop and holding back valuable work that could be done to advance our understanding of the game. It’s an irritating situation for would-be independent analysts, especially when they see the data their contemporaries covering sports like baseball, basketball, ice hockey, and American football have access to. Reuse this content Share on Messenger Facebook The growth of analytics owes much to the work of the baseball writer, Bill James, and his development of what came to be known as sabermetrics – the empirical study of baseball by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR.) Following the lead of baseball, other professional sports began to dive into the field to the point now where the front offices of almost all teams in the major sports leagues – across basketball, baseball, American football, football and ice hockey – will have data analysts, mathematicians, and statisticians on staff dedicated to breaking the game down and finding any edge they can. Many metrics have become popular in the broader fandom, adding a considerable depth to the game knowledge of the average fan. In Australia, though, the work is only just beginning. “Most of the work being done around analytics concerns event data,” says Simon Strachan of Gain Line Analytics. A lot of that isn’t exactly new, it’s just more accessible than ever before. Coaches still want to know the same things, it’s just that where 20 years ago people were working with VHS and they might have had to wait almost a week to get their data, now they can get it on their tablet in almost real time. The amount of new insight is minimal, the technology has just made the process quicker and smoother than it’s ever been. “The evolution,” Strachan says, “is going to be understanding how teams work together.” Strachan gives the example of the rugby player Sam Burgess making his ill-fated transition from league to union in the lead up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. It wasn’t necessarily that Burgess was bad, or that he didn’t understand what the players around him were doing, it was also that they didn’t understand what he was doing. Australia sport Arguably the best known football metric is expected goals’ (xG). Although it’s been widely discussed in the blogosphere for almost a decade, it’s only recently broken through into the mainstream discussion. xG is worked out pretty much how you’d imagine, with every shot being analysed and given an expected goal value (EGV). EGV is, in turn, based off a number of factors including defensive proximity, shot location, and shot type. Common sense indicates that an unmarked tap-in from directly in front is easier than a cannon from 30 yards away, on a bit of an angle, with three defenders in the way. EGV puts a number to that, which then feeds into xG. xG washes out the noise from the data, helping teams understand whether they’re generating good shots on goal – or if they’re simply getting by on the back of individual brilliance. It’s a simple concept, and metric, but the game is still at the stage where the seriousness with which analytics are taken is largely dependent on coaching staff and club resources, and so when Kors says that he’s “fortunate to have a coaching staff, and playing group, who continue to drive what we do and a football club that provides the resources to do it,” it’s worth paying attention to. Not all clubs have been willing or able to do what Sydney have done. In his second year at the club, Sydney FC put together one of the most dominant seasons in A-League history, losing just once en route to a third title. Without access to serious data, it becomes incredibly difficult, if not impossible, for independent analysts in any sport to push their work forward. In Australia, the vast majority of the work is being done behind closed doors. Over time, as teams push forward, the basic metrics they use today might get left behind for sports fans to pick up the pieces. But until the day comes when the data gets opened up, we’re all still fishing in the dark. Facebook Twitter Since you’re here… Facebook Share on Facebook DVOA. wOBA. PER. Y/A. BABiP. Confused? Well, welcome to analytics. Take a sport, any sport, your favourite sport. Now break it down, describe it, tell your mate about a good performance. How do you talk about it, what do you turn to? Do you talk to them about numbers, the vibe, the narrative? Do you have a way that you can actually quantify what you’re talking about, any proof other than that you saw it and you just know? This is where analytics come in and attempt to fill the gap. Building metrics to explain what your eyes told you, putting it in context. Even with the limited data sets available through basic box scores, film analysis, and the few advanced stats that can be seen on the AFL Live app, a small community is growing. Robert Younger of Figuring Footy has developed an expected goals metric for the AFL that he calls xScore, breaking down the probability of shots taken by type, category of possession, and distance. Similarly, Ryan Buckland of The Onballers has recently developed five new metrics using what little publicly available information we have access to. Read their work and it’s difficult not to come away a better, more informed, fan. Now imagine what could happen if they had access to deeper data, and longer historical records. There are enormous implications for drafting, tactics, strategy, and fan engagement. As impressive as the work beginning to be done is, O’Shaugnessy is looking far into the future. “The next big revolution,” he says, “is to build game simulations to model the effects of tactics, and have them reliable.” While he believes it will take decades to be properly embraced, the work has already begun. At the Sloan Sports conference this year (the Mecca for analytics nerds), a paper was presented looking at Data Driven Ghosting in football, using deep imitation learning to track and learn from a full season’s data – allowing the analysts to look at what a specific team did, compared to what an average team would do in the same situation. To understand just how far away we are from this, and to see some of the struggles Australian sport can face, it’s worth listening to the press conference Wallabies coach Michael Cheika gave last month after yet another Bledisloe Cup loss to New Zealand. During the conference Cheika was asked about whether New Zealand’s superior internet data speed was an advantage they had over Australia. It sounds ludicrous on the surface – the internet commentariat laughed it off and Cheika waved the question away – but the disgraceful state of the internet in Australia is genuinely hurting the speed at which teams are able to access data. Teams are trying to use, cut up, and analyse 4K video in real time in order to pull data from it, but the unreliable connections and poor speed often makes that a fraught exercise. The ARU may have shot themselves in the foot by only signing on with the video analytics company Hudl in February of 2016, almost a decade after the All Blacks, but the data infrastructure in this country is one of the few things rugby fans can’t blame on them.As football continues to grow in Australia, analytics are beginning to be embraced along with it. When Doug Kors joined Sydney FC in last days of 2014 he was became only the third analyst in the A-League. Now, Kors says, “the majority of clubs have a full-time analyst and some are even employing a second analyst.” Read more Support The Guardian Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter last_img read more

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Video: Ohio State Linebackers Joe Burger And Craig Fada Show Off Their Apartment On “OSU Cribs”

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When it comes to college housing, Ohio State football players have it pretty good. Buckeye linebackers Joe Burger and Craig Fada showed off their apartment on the first episode of “OSU Cribs,” and we must say, they have a pretty nice pad. There is plenty of Ohio State-themed memorabilia around, as you’d expect, but they also show off the strobe light and fog machine set up. And of course, like any good episode of Cribs, we get a look at the players’ cars.Playing football at Ohio State looks like a decent time. Not that we didn’t already know it.last_img read more

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Prithvi Shaw thrilled after dinner with Sachin Tendulkar

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 11:16 IST Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is gearing up to face Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019 on Thursday (Prithvi Shaw Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw had dinner with Sachin Tendulkar at their team hotel in DelhiDelhi Capitals will host Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shaha Kotla on ThursdayBoth DC and MI are tied on 10 points from 8 matches but Delhi have a slightly better net run ratePrithvi Shaw had a memorable evening with his idol Sachin Tendulkar in his team hotel in Delhi on Wednesday and shared a picture with the legendary cricketer having dinner with him.Shaw, who plays for Delhi Capitals, is gearing up to take on Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. Tendulkar is the batting mentor of Mumbai Indians.”Thank you SACHIN SIR for the lovely dinner. It’s always a pleasure meeting you SIR,” Shaw captioned the post on social media.Thank you SACHIN SIR for the lovely dinner It’s always a pleasure meeting you SIR @sachin_rt Sir pic.twitter.com/VLuR9Bee1OPrithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) April 17, 2019Prithvi Shaw has been inconsistent in the IPL so far for Delhi Capitals, scoring 187 runs in 8 matches at an average of 23.37 with 99 being his highest score till now.Delhi Capitals have been on a roll in recent times and won their last three games — against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.Mumbai on the other hand, have been inconsistent as is the case with them in the first half of the season. In their last three games, MI won against Kings XI Punjab, lost to Rajasthan Royals and won again in their last game against RCB.But come Thursday, it will be a different ball game as both teams will need to adapt well to the low and slow wicket at the Kotla.While Mumbai batsmen are used to playing on wickets where the ball comes on well to the bat, Delhi also boasts of primarily stroke makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Adaptation will be the key for sure.advertisementDelhi are starting to look like a team which is excelling at the right time and it would not come as a surprise if the three wins on the trot gives them the confidence to get the better of a Mumbai side which is also looking equally dangerous.It will also be interesting to see the kind of wicket the curator is able to produce after the DC management made its position clear after losing to SRH in their last home game.It has been a while and the curator definitely had time to rework on the square. But clearly, speeding up the wicket will not be on the cards as that will need grass.For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Prithvi ShawFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow DC vs MIFollow IPL 2019 Prithvi Shaw thrilled after dinner with Sachin TendulkarPrithvi Shaw shared a picture of himself and Mumbai Indians batting mentor Sachin Tendulkar having dinner at the team hotel.advertisementlast_img read more

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Stars Record Classic Protest Songs For ONE Campaign

first_imgThe ONE Campaign this week launched agit8, a unique music-based campaign designed to build pressure for action against extreme poverty in the crucial week leading up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.The campaign includes a digital music platform featuring new video recordings of classic protest songs, a new Richard Curtis film that will be projected on the iconic façade of the Tate Modern in London and impromptu live performances.‘’Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue,’’ said Ed Sheeran, who recorded a new version of Bob Dylan’s classic, ‘’Masters of War’’ for agit8. ’’There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.’’Sheeran is joining other artists, including Mumford & Sons, U2, Elvis Costello, Angelique Kidjo, Sting, Rokia Traore and Macklemore to urge and inspire a new generation to take action in the fight against the injustices of extreme poverty and hunger. Artists from Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Algeria, USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Belgium are taking part. Exclusive videos of their performances are available at one.org/protestsongs.Throughout history, great injustices like slavery and apartheid have been overcome when public protest became too loud for politicians to ignore. Today, with 20,000 children dying needlessly every day from poverty and hunger, ONE says it’s time to turn up the volume. Extreme poverty can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but it won’t happen on its own, which is why ONE is calling for millions more voices to urge those in power to finish the job.The first step towards this goal is ensuring the right decisions are made at the G8 Summit on June 17-18. ONE is calling on UK Prime Minister David Cameron to agree an ‘’Enniskillen Declaration’’ on the issues of malnutrition and transparency, so that people in Africa can not only produce enough decent food, but also get the information they need to fight corruption and hold their governments accountable.To illustrate the power of protest, legendary filmmaker and activist Richard Curtis has created a new 30-minute film which celebrates how protest, and its music, has led to progress over the course of history. The film will be projected onto the iconic Tate Modern in London at 22:00BST on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.‘’Music and advocacy are natural allies,’’ said Michael Elliott, Chief Executive Officer of ONE. ’’We’ve seen the two come together many times to shape and change society. Music has been a powerful force throughout history and now we want world leaders to hear that we’re serious about ending extreme poverty by 2030.’’Adrian Lovett, Executive Director Europe added: ‘’When people act together, mountains can be moved. Next week’s G8 summit could take a big step towards ending the injustice of extreme poverty, but only if people raise their voices. That’s why artists from all over the world are getting on their soapboxes to inspire millions of people to make a noise and demand action.last_img read more

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Mrs Brown Star Brendan OCarroll Donates To Grieving Family

first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll has donated $50,000 to a grieving family while on tour in Australia.The comedian was appearing on a current affairs show when he became aware of the story of Sarah Paino, who was killed in a horror car crash in Hobart, Tasmania, while 32 weeks pregnant.The 24-year-old mother was killed when teenage joyriders in a stolen car smashed into her vehicle, but doctors were able to save her unborn son.When Brendan heard the story, he immediately stepped up to help Sarah’s partner, Daniel Stirling, her 2-year-old son and her newborn son.“I was really touched by the piece you did on Daniel (Stirling) in Hobart,” Brendan told hosts of the show The Project. “We’re very much a family so if it’s okay with you guys, we as the Brown family would like to donate 50 grand to that fund.“We’re travelling out to do the show in Hobart and we hope to make you guys smile – but in the meantime Hobart’s been really good to us and we’d want to get a chance to be good back.”To find out how you can donate to the cause, click here.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Dollarama beats expectations as sales continue to rise

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. says it earned $130.1 million in its third quarter, up from $110.1 million in the same quarter last year, boosted by higher sales.The company (TSX:DOL) says the profit amounted to $1.15 per diluted share, up from 92 cents per diluted share a year ago when the company had more shares outstanding.Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.11 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.Is Dollarama about to meet its match? Miniso, Japan’s $2.99-store, plans to open 500 shops‘Death by Amazon’: Why some retailers are withstanding the onslaughtSix stocks that will win (or lose) on the soaring loonieSales in the 13 weeks ended Oct. 29 totalled $810.6 million, up from $738.7 million.Comparable store sales grew 4.6 per cent as the average transaction size grew 4.5 per cent and the retailer saw a 0.1 per cent increase in the number of transactions.Dollarama had 1,135 stores at the end of the quarter, up from 1,069 stores a year ago. read more

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Wrapping up 66th session AlNasser hails strong and responsive General Assembly

“There have been serious conflicts, but also renewed hope, as countries emerged from conflict to peace,” Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told the 193-member body in his closing remarks, adding that it had been a “remarkable and momentous” year. “Populations across the world have continued to call for freedom, dignity, peace and justice,” Mr. Al-Nasser continued, as he outlined some highlights, including the Assembly’s support for the wave of democratic protests which engulfed the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring.The Assembly’s sixty-sixth session commenced last September with the question of Palestinian membership immediately at the forefront of the UN body’s agenda and Mr. Al-Nasser acknowledged that the issue was central to his tenure at the helm of Assembly. “Although it has not yet been possible to welcome Palestine as a new member to our Organization during my mandate, I am still hopeful that this will happen in the near future,” he stated, urging the next Assembly session “to work collectively for the attainment of a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.” Similarly, Mr. Al-Nasser noted the Assembly’s “key role” in recognizing the new Libyan authorities following the revolution in the North African country and the fall of Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s 41-year regime. He also underscored the Assembly’s ongoing “crucial role” in ensuring a quick end to the Syrian violence. Turning to the Assembly’s most salient achievements, however, the President highlighted the four key pillars of his tenure, which he defined as: the peaceful settlement of disputes; UN reform and revitalization; improving disaster prevention and response; and sustainable development and prosperity. Noting that the past year had been “very significant” for the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes, Mr. Al-Nasser emphasized the importance of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in addressing disputes emanating from cultural or religious differences. He further argued that the recent violent protests seen in parts of the Middle East and other areas serve as “a stark reminder of the urgent need for us to cultivate and promote tolerance, mutual respect and dialogue among civilizations.” “I implore citizens of the world to open their hearts and their minds, to celebrate the common values that bind us all in this one human family,” Mr. Al-Nasser continued, while calling for the Alliance of Civilizations to be further strengthened so that “it can fulfil its noble mission more effectively.” On Security Council reform, the President recalled that the eighth round of intergovernmental negotiations had taken place during his tenure and said that Member States had acknowledged that new momentum and an increased level of “candour, interaction and engagement” had been made on the issue.Mr. Al-Nasser also drew attention to the growing need for greater disaster prevention and response, placing particular emphasis on the humanitarian crisis which overwhelmed the Horn of Africa earlier in the year. He noted that the international community “needs to be better equipped to respond to disasters, both natural and man-made.” Finally, on sustainable development and global prosperity, the President celebrated the past session’s “landmark year” on sustainable development issues, noting that the recent Rio+20 Summit in Brazil would “go down in history as the moment when the international community renewed its political will and commitment to tackling the inter-connected economic, social and environmental challenges we face.” In his address to the Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked Mr. Al-Nasser for his work, while underlining the President’s leadership during a year of global upheaval. “The sixty-sixth session leaves a legacy of achievement, showing again the invaluable role and voice of the General Assembly as the Organization’s leading deliberative body,” Mr. Ban told the delegates. The Secretary-General spotlighted Mr. Al-Nasser’s “leadership and commitment throughout this period of dramatic developments and complex challenges,” but acknowledged that the UN body had “much work ahead.”“Pressing ahead to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the agreed deadline of 2015; articulating a bold and inspirational post-2015 development agenda; sharpening the full range of our tools for peace and human rights; and strengthening this Organization – its effectiveness, its representativeness – to cope with an era of budgetary constraint and high expectations from the people of the world,” he concluded. The sixty-seventh session opens tomorrow and will be presided over by the incoming President, Vuk Jeremić of Serbia. read more

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General Assembly wraps up main part of 67th session

When the 193-member body met Monday evening, it took action on a range of resolutions, covering the rates Member States will pay for the regular and peacekeeping budgets over the next three years, as well as the United Nations pension system and the proposed 2013 budget for 33 political missions. Acting by consensus, the Assembly retained the existing formula for assessing Member States’ financial contributions to the UN regular budget and its peacekeeping operations during the 2013-2015 period. It also maintained the 0.01 per cent ceiling for assessing the rate of least developed countries (LDCs) and the 22 per cent maximum assessment rate for all other countries. On the issue of peacekeeping assessments – where each Member State is assigned to 1 of 10 levels, with corresponding discount rates – the Assembly adopted a consensus text, taking note of updates to those levels, as suggested by the Secretary-General. Noting the need for reform, the Assembly decided to review the structure of the assessment scale during its seventieth session.Regarding budgetary matters, Member States approved a little over $566 million to keep 33 special political missions running next year. Noting that the more than 300 draft resolutions and decisions adopted since September ran the gamut of contemporary global challenges, Assembly President Vuk Jeremić told delegations last Friday that “what happens in one part of the world invariably affects us all.”It was with that in mind, he said, that he had chosen “bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means” as the session’s overarching theme. “In these tumultuous times, the enormity of this challenge is evident,” he said. read more

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Gray tops Scarlet 2817 in annual Ohio State spring game

OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) warms up before the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. The Gray team beat Scarlet 28-17. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo Editor Fans and students alike, breaking last year’s national spring game attendance record, flocked to Ohio Stadium on Saturday to watch the annual intrasquad scrimmage by the Ohio State football team.The 2016 OSU spring game started with a moment of silence honoring both former OSU standout Will Smith and Columbus swat officer Steve Smith. Both men were killed over the weekend in separate instances, and the crowd of over 100,000 stood and remembered the two.This year’s spring game was a chance for Buckeye faithful to see how OSU coach Urban Meyer would answer many of the question marks left after a multitude of starters left for the NFL draft.Meyer did not shy away from the high expectations of the new starters.“We certainly don’t lower our standards just because a player moves on,” Meyer said. “That’s not what this place is all about.”Starting things off for the Buckeyes was the Scarlet team, led by redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett. After the Gray defensive line put on a display of pass-rush skills, junior Sean Nuernberger came on for a field goal attempt. In an example of an event unique to the spring game, after nailing a 43-yard attempt, he stayed on the field to drill a 51-yard kick.The Scarlet team struggled to score after the opening drive. Barrett was picked off twice, once by redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker and later by redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The pick by Hooker was returned for a touchdown, and even though the Gray was called for a defensive holding, the play stood, once again evidencing the unusual nature of the spring game.Gray capitalized off these miscues, finding the endzone twice in the first half. The Gray team’s starting quarterback Joe Burrow connected with redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson on a picture-perfect 18-yard strike over the defensive player for one of the scores.Burrow provided many over-the-shoulder throws when given time, and looked sharp on his reads.Gibson scored another touchdown on a two-yard end-around. The score put the Gray up 21-3 before redshirt freshman Mike Weber of the Scarlet side barreled his way into the endzone to end the first half.Weber impressed the coaching staff, finishing the day with eight carries, 38 yards, and two touchdowns.“They were starting to compare him to Carlos Hyde,” Meyer said. “Easy now. He hasn’t reached that level yet.”The second half began with a quick score by the Scarlet, set up by redshirt sophomore Stephen Collier. A 40-yard pass to redshirt sophomore Parris Campbell led to a short touchdown run by Weber.After a dazzling one-handed interception by sophomore Jerome Baker for the Scarlet, the Gray were given the ball right back immediately following an errant pass from Collier, of the Scarlet team, which was picked off by Hooker for his second takeaway of the day.“Our D-line got to (Burrow) and I saw Joe under pressure and I went up and got it … I just made a play,” Hooker said.Redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin continued his stellar showing with a 47-yard touchdown reception. McLaurin carried two defenders into the endzone with him for the score and finished the day with four receptions for 111 yards.“I had a lot more confidence coming in,” McLaurin said. “I just want to take that next step forward, being a guy that this offense can depend on, trying to find my role in this offense.”The wide receiver corps for OSU provided most of the offense on the afternoon. A defensive presence in terms of pass-rush kept the quarterbacks for the Buckeyes on their toes for most of the game.Both the Scarlet and the Gray had four sacks apiece, and the offensive line appeared to struggle retaining the pocket at times. The occasional lack of protection can be directly credited to a majority of the line being replaced by underclassmen. Even with certain areas clearly needing attention before the Scarlet and Gray are set to take the field against Bowling Green on Sept. 3, the Buckeyes have shown the team has potential heading into regular season play. “What I didn’t like?” Meyer asked about the events of the afternoon. “I liked it all.” read more

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Why the new Royal baby will be an Earl or Lady rather

The Duke and Duchess of Cambrigde at the Lindo Wing with Prince Louis in 2018Credit:Getty Instead, they will arrange for photographs of the baby to be taken in the days following the birth, after mother and baby have enough time to recover and bond.The low-key plans in part reflect the status of Baby Sussex, who will be seventh in line to the throne. He or she will not have an automatic HRH title, being known as the Earl of Dumbarton if a boy, and Lady [firstname] Mountbatten-Windsor if a girl. The palace are expected to issue a short written announcement confirming the Duchess is in labour, with a second to follow upon the safe arrival of the baby, giving details of its sex, weight and time of birth.Pictures of the baby will be issued later, when the infant is a few days old.The couple are also likely to utilise their SussexRoyal Instagram page to share news and images of their choice.The palace will not yet confirm whether news of his or her arrival will be posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, or whether it would be celebrated with a gun salute. “I think the expectation [from the public] was that the photocall had become a bit of a royal tradition,” he said of the Lindo Wing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambrigde at the Lindo Wing with Prince Louis in 2018 George, Charlotte and Louis, the baby’s cousins, were all confirmed as being a Prince or Princess before birth thanks to a Letters Patent issued by the Queen in December 2012, seven months before the arrival the first Cambridge child.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will instead follow in the footsteps of the Queen with hopes for a home birth, and will settle into their new home in Windsor before the public is offered a glimpse of their newborn.In a statement issued by Buckingham Palace, a spokesman said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. As the child is not directly in line to the throne, there is no convention that insists upon it.The Royal Collection Trust would not say whether a range of china will be produced.Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, pointed out the announcement had already led to accusations from critics that the Sussexes had courted publicity when it suited them only to shun it again, but said the majority of people would be understanding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince GeorgeCredit:PA “Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.”The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George No such declaration has yet been made with respect to the Sussex’s baby.The choice of a private birth plan also sees the Sussexes choose a different path to that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who confirmed each of their three children would be born at the Lindo Wing and invited members of the public and media to wait in a carefully-controlled area outside to see them.The Princess Royal and Diana, Princess of Wales, both also stepped out of the Lindo Wing cradling their babies, while Sarah, Duchess of York, posed outside the Portland. Some remember it as a glorious moment of history being made, as a newborn future king was brought outside by his loving parents for the besotted public to see.Other recall it as the days when Britain collectively lost its head staring at a closed hospital door.Either way, the scenes of jubilation outside the Lindo Wing will not be recreated for the next royal birth, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex swap the celebratory public moment for total privacy as a new family of three.The Duke and Duchess, whose first child will be an Earl or Lady rather than Prince or Princess, said they would be “celebrating privately as a new family” after the birth as a first priority.In a short statement issued yesterday, they said they would not be sharing plans for the arrival of their baby, and will not undertake a public appearance after it is born. “As we now know that’s not proved to be the case, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen to do things in their own way for their own reasons.“I think there may be an element of disappointment on the part of the most zealous of royal watchers.“But like all matters royal, these things evolve and this is how the Sussexes have chosen to do it.”Simon McCoy, the BBC newsreader who became famous for his dry observations about the lack of Lindo Wing action during Prince George’s birth, responded to the announcement with a cheerful “good news!!!” read more

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ABBs evolved 800xA rewrites the rulebook on automation systems to make the

first_imgSince its introduction in 2004, ABB’s IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 6,000 new and existing ABB customers in a diverse range of industries. This figure includes new system installations, as well as existing ABB system evolutions to 800xA. System 800xA serves as the foundation for a number of unique industry-specific automation applications. Designed from the beginning to act as an integration platform, it has been proven to promote collaboration, improve operator effectiveness, achieve seamless control solutions, and provide flexible evolution paths through integrating diverse, usually separate plant systems, applications, information or fieldbus and controller platforms.”With System 800xA, ABB basically rewrote the rules for what could be done with an automation system, said Roy Tanner, System Marketing Manager, from ABB. ” As the first true integration platform available on the market, System 800xA redefined how customers could leverage the power of information to achieve significant efficiency and productivity improvements, while providing robust and reliable process control.”The newest version of System 800xA, released on July 13, 2010, includes enhancements to improve overall system performance and usability while significantly reducing its physical footprint, promote operator effectiveness, ease of use and deeper integration with smart devices and electrical systems. These enhancements help customers operate more efficiently and profitably, while making the best use of existing plant assets, energy resources and personnel.System 800xA enhancements include:Improved operator effectiveness: System 800xA 5.1 includes advanced alarm management capabilities that help users implement successful alarm management strategies, as well as provide operations personnel with better control of responsibility between control rooms and other operating locations. New alarm shelving and alarm analysis features have been added to an already long list of alarm management capabilities in order to help keep alarms in check. The new release also includes a new Point of Control feature that improves coordination of operators during critical periods such as shift change providing a safer, more secure operating environment.Improved engineering and change management: The new release of System 800xA includes multiple engineering improvements, such as simplified bulk data handling when engineering FOUNDATION Fieldbus projects and a new and improved batch procedure editor.In addition, two new features improve and streamline change management procedures. The task analysis tool lets the user evaluates how his/her application will be executed based on the current task rates assigned prior to downloading. The detailed difference report provides a way to easily see changes made in control applications and graphics and provides a report of exactly what has been modified, added, or removed in an easy-to-read, user interface.Improved performance: Several performance enhancements make System 800xA’s already robust control and I/O offering even more versatile, flexible, and scalable. The latest version includes a new member of the AC800M controller family, the PM891. With three times the clock speed (450Mhz) and four times the memory of its predecessor, the PM891 helps customers do more with less, as they need fewer controllers to maintain processing requirements for complex applications. This controller is also designed to perform 1-1 controller evolution projects for previous generation ABB and third party controller platforms.Reduced footprint: The latest version of System 800xA supports virtualisation to reduce the physical number of PCs required for installations by as much as 75%. This significantly reduced footprint also reduces energy consumption and maintenance requirements. In addition, improvements made to System 800xA’s FOUNDATION Fieldbus architecture have greatly reduced the infrastructure requirements for its high speed ethernet (HSE) network approach, increasing the number of devices that can be connected to one node by 400%.Enhanced maintainability: Based on User Centered Design practices, the newest version of System 800xA includes a system administration console and a security update tool to help keep the system running securely and at an optimum level. The security update tool will allow users to download security patches from Microsoft and cross match that to ABB’s qualified list. The user can then create a loadable set of supported, tested security updates that can be rolled out to System 800xA. This helps the user save valuable time and effort while providing a more robust, secure system.Improved connectivity: The System 800xA portfolio of communication interfaces has been enhanced to help users further leverage its powerful integration capabilities. These include new communication interfaces for PROFINET, DeviceNet, and WirelessHART. System 800xA’s FOUNDATION Fieldbus interfaces also now support EDDL. These interfaces make it easier for customers to access and use diagnostic data from smart instruments, regardless of manufacturer or physical device location.To provide even deeper and wider integration with electrical systems, System 800xA’s IEC61850 communications interface capability has been enhanced by increasing the number of supported Intelligent Electrical Devices (IEDs) per communication interface card and by improving alarm and event support.By integrating power and process systems on the common 800xA platform, customers optimise the design and performance of their electrical and automation systems and see additional benefits in reduced maintenance, engineering and overall lifecycle costs. According to ARC, typical savings can result in a 20% reduction in CAPEX (capital expenditures) and OPEX (operating expenditures) by integrating these two, usually separate, automation infrastructures.ABB’s groundbreaking extended automation System 800xA has improved industrial productivity, safety, and operational profitability for customers in virtually every industry and every region, from process industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, cement, and mining to traditional electric and water utilities to alternative energy production such as solar, waste-to-energy and bioethanol.last_img read more

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Vedran Zrnic to Besiktas Mogaz HT

Besiktas handballBesiktas MOGAZ HTVedran Zrnic Legendary Croatian right wing Vedran Zrnic is the new reinforcement of the Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ HT, writes Balkan-Handball.com. The Turkish team didn’t start well in the EHF CL season, collecting all four defeats, so ambitious management began to think about the players which could raise their level of performance. One of them is experienced 35 years old lefthander, who was free agent, since he helf Polish runners-up Orlen Wisla Plock.Another Croatian wing, current NT member, Ivan Nincevic is also playing for Besiktas.Zrnic has a fantastic career with seven years in VfL Gummersbach, and before that Slovenian RK Gorenje and RK Prule, followed with all major medals with Croatian NT in the recent 10 years… ← Previous Story Easier job for Denmark: Ivan Karačić suffers broken fingers Next Story → Friendly in Hammamet – Tunisia beat Poland read more

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Un réseau de fraudes autour des téléphones mobiles démantelé

first_imgUn réseau de fraudes autour des téléphones mobiles démanteléFrance – Les gendarmes de la section de recherches de Marseille viennent de mettre au jour un réseau frauduleux détournant les codes des téléphones portables. Les trois opérateurs historiques pourraient être concernés.C’est un réseau frauduleux à l’échelle nationale qui vient d’être démantelé. Des salariés d’opérateurs mobiles revendaient les codes a priori sécurisés de leurs clients à des personnes peu scrupuleuses, qui activaient ensuite n’importe quelle carte SIM. Ce procédé permettait aux revendeurs de gagner de petites fortunes, dissimulées sur des comptes offshore.La facture pour SFR s’élève à plusieurs millions d’euros, Bouygues et Orange n’étant pas à l’abri de pareille mésaventure. SFR avait porté plainte en 2009 après avoir découvert le réseau. Des employés étaient ciblés pour leur accès facile aux données personnelles des clients. Trois personnes ont été mises en examen pour “vol en bande organisée” et “atteinte au système de traitement automatisé des données” et d’autres complices pourraient rapidement les rejoindre.Le 27 septembre 2010 à 12:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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