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CAB to conduct AGM after Supreme Court decides on Lodha reforms

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first_imgThe Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday decided to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM), saying it will be held after the Supreme Court hearing of the Justice Lodha recommendations on July 14.The CAB AGM is generally held at the end of July, but last year also it had to be postponed due to the same reason after the Supreme Court judgement on the Lodha reforms was passed on July 18 last year.At an emergent meeting involving 75-80 of its 121 affiliated units, president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly apprised all of the prevailing situation regarding some of the Lodha reforms like ‘one state, one vote’, age and tenure cap for administrators’, cooling off periods between successive terms and the size of the senior national selection committee which some of the state associations have objected to.Hence, the AGM cannot be held until the next hearing at the apex court on July 14.”The president apprised the members that due to the pending issues before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, where the Supreme Court has directed the matters to be heard of July 14, the association cannot hold any AGM,” CAB legal advisor Ushanath Banerjee told reporters after the half an hour meeting here.”The association has been advised legally also that in the present scenario, until and unless the amendments directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court are affected, which are in doubt on number of counts as some issues are still awaiting a call, holding of AGM would be wrongful and illegal,” Banerjee added.advertisementIn the BCCI’s last Special General Meeting (SGM) held in Mumbai on June 26, the state associations failed to adopt the Lodha Committee recommendations despite it being on top of their agenda.A seven-member committee was formed on the same day to oversee the Lodha reforms. Along with Ganguly, the committee headed by Rajiv Shukla has Naba Bhattacharjee, TC Mathew, Jay Shah, Amitabh Choudhary and Anirudh Chaudhary.Former Saurashtra Cricket Association secretary Niranan Shah was also included in the committee later. The committee, tasked to identify the ‘few critical points’ for the general body of the cricket board to consider before they are submitted to the Supreme Court, met on Saturday.It was learnt from officials who declined to be named that the Supreme Court’s stance has “softened” a bit and the issues which have caused a flutter among state associations would be considered.last_img read more

Central American caravan to resume trip after rest

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first_imgMexico City, Nov 9 (AFP) The US-bound migrant caravan that has so thoroughly irked President Donald Trump has decided to resume its trek north after resting in Mexico City for nearly a week and failing to secure buses for the journey.In a sports arena turned into a makeshift shelter, a vote was held Thursday mainly among male travellers and the verdict was to keep going and leave at dawn on Friday.The group of some 5,500 people, most of them Hondurans, began arriving in the Mexican capital on Sunday.They have been travelling since October 13, mainly on foot, and covered more than 940 miles (1,500 km), but are still weeks away from the US border.Most of them are fleeing grinding poverty and violence from powerful street gangs.The migrants have asked Mexican authorities to provide them with transport.On Thursday, some 200 of them demonstrated outside the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to press for 150 buses.On some stretches of the trip, some of the migrants have been riding on trucks.However, one person fell off and died when the group was in Chiapas state in the south.Since then, Mexican police accompanying the caravan have barred the travellers from hanging off the side of such trucks.Two other caravans with about 2,000 people each are making their way through southern Mexico.Trump made immigration a central issue ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, using it to fire up his largely white, conservative base.The vote was seen as a referendum on his presidency so far.advertisementIn the end, Trump’s Republicans kept their majority in the Senate but lost the House of Representatives to the Democrats.Calling the caravan a “national emergency,” Trump has threatened to deploy as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico. Some 4,800 had been deployed as of Monday, the Pentagon said. (AFP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

Analyst Names College Football’s Most “Hated” Head Coach

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first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Who was the most “hated” head coach in college football during the 2018 season? One analyst has made his pick this morning. The pick isn’t a surprising one.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been named the most “hated” head coach in the country by 247Sports’ analyst Brad Crawford.Meyer went through quite a bit during the 2018 season, starting the year suspended following the Zach Smith scandal and finishing it with a retirement announcement.There are some other “hated” head coaches, of course, but none were close to Meyer during the 2018 regular season.Admit it — your disdain for Meyer has very little to do with the mess he left at Florida or the situation earlier this year involving Zach Smith. Those are the talking points, sure, but the underlying reason Meyer warrants automatic eye-rolls when mentioned is his penchant for success. He never lost to Michigan while at Ohio State. He won the first College Football Playoff National Championship with a third-teamer at quarterback. And the guy went 54-4 against the Big Ten with an SEC-brand of football, recruiting speed, athleticism and first-round skill players in a league that struggled to catch up. For those that celebrated on the day Meyer announced his retirement, hold the party. One of the nation’s winningest coaches is getting promoted after the season to the program’s assistant AD position.Meyer has just one game left in his college football career. He’ll be retiring following Ohio State’s Rose Bowl game against Washington.Don’t worry, though, there will be plenty of other head coaches to hate.You can view 247Sports’ full list here.last_img read more

KDB to Back DSMEs Restructuring Despite Opposition

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first_imgzoom The restructuring of the financially-troubled South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) will go ahead as Korean Development Bank (KDB) plans to inject fresh funds to support the bailout plan despite the opposition from an individual investor, the Korea Herald reports citing the bank as saying.“One investor opposing the funds is not going to stop the plan from continuing to move forward,” a KDB spokesperson is quoted as saying.The announcement was made in the aftermath of a court rejection of the appeal from a group of individual investors to the bailout plan. However, the investor is said to be planning to take the case to the top court soon, as informed by Korean media.The plan envisages, half of the shipyard’s commercial papers to be converted into equity with the rest being rolled over. DSME’s creditors Korea Development Bank (KDB) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) will in exchange provide the company with KRW 2.9 trillion (USD 2.6 billion).The transaction would push the debt ratio to 300%, compared to 2,732% at the end of 2016.Separately, the bank said in a press release on Monday that the management committee for the shipbuilder’s normalization, comprising experts from the shipbuilding industry, finance, restructuring, accounting and legal sector along with representatives from credit banks, held a meeting in Seoul on Monday afternoon.As disclosed, the committee will meet on monthly basis to discuss major issues regarding the company’s restructuring plan and its future effective management. The first meeting is scheduled to be held in June, the key topic on its agenda being the review of DSME’s self-initiated rescue plan and discussion of the plan’s management in 2017.KDB said in the statement that the committee plans to implement the management normalization plan “in an efficient, professional and objective manner as soon as possible.”DSME has managed to return to the black in the first quarter of 2017, following stringent self-rescue efforts which included workforce reduction and asset sales.The company’s operating profit for the period bounced back to KRW 291.8 billion compared to an operating loss of KRW 38.1 billion.A similar turnaround was reported for DSME’s net income which reached KRW 261.3 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, against a net loss of KRW 3.4 billion seen in the same three-month period in 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Reports of deteriorating health of Jaitley false baseless Govt

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first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Sunday said reports on the deteriorating health of outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are false and baseless, and media should stay clear of rumour mongering.Amid speculations on the state of Jaitley’s health, government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar took to Twitter to clear the air. “Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering,” he tweeted. While Jaitley remained unreachable despite several attempts, his office said he is resting at home. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCSources aware of his condition had on Friday stated that Jaitley is unlikely to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s second term due to his ill health, which may require him to travel to either the UK or the US for treatment. Jaitley, 66, has become “very weak”, they had said. He was admitted to AIIMS last week to undergo tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness and was discharged on Thursday but did not attend celebrations at BJP headquarters that evening after the party’s emphatic victory in general elections. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsJaitley’s college friend and media baron Rajat Sharma took to Twitter to dispel rumours. “Everyone is discussing my friend @arunjaitley’s health, some out of genuine concern and some for loose talk. Let me share with you that I met him last evening, he is recovering well and is working behind the scenes. Friends and family have convinced him to stay away from public interaction to avoid infection. I am glad he has finally agreed.” Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta tweeted that he met Jaitley Sunday afternoon and presented a copy of his book to him. After meeting him, Dasgupta tweeted, “Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of chemo. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength . Hours later Dasgupta, however, deleted the tweet and posted a series of fresh tweets along with a picture of himself with Jaitley. Correcting earlier tweet: Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of heavy medication. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All our good wishes, he posted on Twitter. “Actually he is off all medication now. Just recovering his strength and working as usual. He is still meeting officials, Dasgupta added. Meanwhile, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das Sunday called on Jaitley. “Had a courtesy meeting with Hon’ble Union Minister @arunjaitley this evening,” Das tweeted while posting a picture of the meeting. Union minister Suresh Prabhu also tweeted, “We all wish @arunjaitley a speedy recovery.” Doctors treating Jaitley have advised him to go to the UK or the US for treatment, sources said. Jaitley, whose health has been on a decline ever since he underwent a kidney transplant in May last year, will take a call in the next few days on the issue.last_img read more

5 Maoists killed 2 jawans injured in Chgarh gunfight

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first_imgRaipur: Five Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.Two jawans of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) were also injured in the gun-battle, they said. “The exchange of fire took place around 6 am in the forest near Dhurbeda village, located around 20 km away from Orchha police station in the district. It occurred when a DRG team was out on a counter-insurgency operation,” Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi said. Acting on a specific intelligence input about the location of a Maoist training camp in the interior forest of Orchha, about 350 km from Raipur, a team of DRG raided the place, he said. The gunfight lasted for around one-and-a-half hour, following which the ultras disappeared into the dense forest, he said. “During search operations, bodies of five Naxals were recovered from the spot. Besides, a huge cache of weapons was also seized from there,” the officer said. Two DRG personnel sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said, adding that efforts were on to move them from the forests. Further details will be known once the patrolling team returns to its camp, he added.last_img read more

12 Days 12 Celebs 12 Charities

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first_imgTwelve of the most philanthropic celebrities of 2012 are teaming up with global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com for 12 DAYS OF GIVING, a holiday auction for social good.From December 6 through 17, each celebrity-giving ambassador will auction an incredible experience to raise funds for their favorite cause, as well as reveal why philanthropy is personally significant to them during the holidays.Bidding is open to supporters around the globe from December 6 – 17, and the items and experiences involved include the chance to: Bid on Charlize Theron’s beautiful Dior watch, plus receive a note from Charlize, to benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.“During the holiday season, I am especially grateful for all the individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping youth,” said Charlize. “At CTAOP we have the privilege of being able to support some of these amazing individuals and organizations on the ground in Africa. Their efforts to give young people the tools to keep themselves safe from HIV will help protect and shape the next generation of leaders.” Join Padma Lakshmi for an afternoon of spice shopping and cooking to benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America.“The perfect way for me to give back this holiday season is to combine the two things I’m most passionate about: food and women’s health,” said Padmi. “I’m excited to be able to share my love of spices, and have it benefit a cause that couldn’t be more personal and close to my heart. With the money we raise we will be able to give back all year long.” Join Harvey Weinstein for a one-on-one meeting in NY or LA to benefit The Rose Home“The holidays are a time we reflect on family and helping others,” said Harvey. “It this is a time of year when I’m most thankful for what I have, and I feel privileged to be fortunate enough to give back. As a father of four girls, it is important to me that girls are given the opportunity to succeed in life, regardless of where they come from. The Rose Home is a cause dear to my heart because it provides much needed shelter to girls in India who come from difficult circumstances.” Score a motorcycle from Bruce Willis’ personal collection to benefit the Boot Campaign.“I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country’s true heroes,” he explained. “These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans.” Join Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb on set at the Today Show for a glass of wine to benefit Autism Speaks.“The holidays are a time when… more than ever… people need a little extra love,” said Hoda. “The funny thing is that by ‘giving’ you end up ‘getting’… you get filled up by the very people who you are trying to help out. What a beautiful thing.”“We are sending needy, hurting people to see SCANDALOUS on Broadway through the NewYorkDreamCenter.org, hoping to bring some holiday cheer and a sense of peace into their lives,” added Kathie Lee Gifford. Join Andy Cohen and sit in as the celebrity guest during an upcoming rehearsal of Watch What Happens Live to benefit Friends in Deed“This is the best time of year to think about others and to give,” explained Andy. “The free services that Friends in Deed provides to people in crisis are unparalleled. But they can’t continue to help others without your help. I want to keep FID alive for many years to come.” Spend the day with Hunter Hayes at a music video shoot to benefit Musicians on Call.“Music has always been a very important part of the holidays in our family,” said Hunter. “As a kid, every Christmas I hoped for a new piece of music equipment, whether it was a new instrument or gear to record my music on. I believe music is a gift in so many ways. This year, I really want to give the gift of music back with Musicians on Call.” Join James Taylor for a holiday evening at the theatre to benefit the Berkshire Theatre Group.“Gratitude is the best attitude, to realize how very fortunate we are,” said James. “This beautiful country, our precious freedom, secured for us by the sacrifice of so many…Give thanks!…Pass it on!” Join Russell Simmons for a private yoga session in Los Angeles to benefit RUSH Philanthropic’s Art for Life.“Each and every day I try to positively impact someone else,” explained Russell. “During the holidays, and every day really, this is the most important message I can spread. People become busy and often lose sight of this. Good Givers are great Getters. Do something good for someone else, it helps bring you happiness too.” Meet Cyndi Lauper backstage at the premiere of KINKY BOOTS on Broadway and attend the after-party to benefit the True Colors Fund.“I believe every person, especially young people, in the world – whether gay, straight, bisexual, transgender – deserves to feel safe, loved and respected during the holidays and throughout the year,” she said. “Up to forty percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay or transgender, primarily because of family rejection. As a mom, I could never imagine throwing my kid away for any reason, let alone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That is why the True Colors Fund created the Forty to None Project, to ensure that no young person is ever forced out of their homes again because of them being gay or transgender.” Join Chevy Chase for lunch in NY to benefit the Green Schools Initiative“Christmas has always been a time when my whole family can be together!” said Chevy. “Filled with love, “gimme”, ” I don’t need this”, and “will my new alligator tires really change the environment, as of 1972?” Use your head. Help save the environment! Forget the tires: that’s done. Just don’t drive with gasoline. Merry Christmas and a Happy and responsible New Year!!” Meet Justin Bieber backstage at an upcoming concert to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.Justin Bieber recently wrote, “If I can do just one-tenth of the good Michael Jackson did for others, I can really make a difference in this world.”To find out more about the auctions, and make a bid, click here.last_img read more

Burger King in joint venture to open 1000 stores in China marking

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by News Staff Posted Jun 15, 2012 5:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Burger King in joint venture to open 1,000 stores in China, marking biggest ever expansion NEW YORK, N.Y. – Burger King is setting its sights on China.The world’s second largest hamburger chain says it will open 1,000 restaurants in the country over the next five to seven years. It’s the largest multi-unit development deal in Burger King’s history. There are currently just 63 Burger King restaurants in China.McDonald’s Corp. has more than 1,400 restaurants in the country.Burger King, which has more than 12,500 restaurants worldwide, said Friday that its China expansion is a joint venture with the Kurdoglu family, which runs 450 Burger King restaurants in Turkey, and private equity firm Cartesian Capital Group.The Kurdoglu family currently operates Burger King’s largest international franchise.It’s just the latest international expansion deal for Miami-based Burger King at a time when the fast food industry at home is becoming increasingly crowded. Earlier this month, the chain announced plans to open several hundred new locations in Russia. It made a similar expansion deal with a franchisee in Brazil last year.In the past year 80 per cent of Burger King’s new stores have been in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Burger King, which has seen its market share in the U.S. decline in recent years, was taken private by New York investment firm 3G Capital in late 2010.The company has since been overhauling its operations. In the U.S. the company is focusing on modernizing restaurants. In April it launched its biggest menu expansion, which included fruit smoothies, snack wraps and salads.Soon after that the company announced plans to go public again this summer on the New York Stock Exchange.McDonald’s Corp. is also looking for revenue growth in emerging markets like China, where fast-growing populations offer enormous growth potential. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain plans to open 900 new restaurants this year, mainly in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.Yum Brands Inc., owner of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC chains, has also been expanding abroad. In its first quarter, the company opened 168 new restaurants in China.___Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi read more

Hydro One closes 46 million purchase of Woodstock Hydro Holdings

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by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 31, 2015 2:54 am MDT Last Updated Oct 31, 2015 at 3:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Hydro One Inc. has announced the closing of its $46.2 million purchase of Woodstock Hydro Holdings Inc., including its wholly-owned subsidiary Woodstock Hydro Services Inc.Hydro One says in a release issued Saturday morning that the purchase price includes the assumption of Woodstock Hydro’s existing debt of approximately $17 million.The sale was approved by the Ontario Energy Board on September 11.Under terms of the deal Woodstock Hydro’s approximately 15,800 customers will see a 1 per cent reduction in their monthly distribution delivery rates effective October 31, 2015. Rates will also be frozen for the next five years.Woodstock Hydro will operate as usual until the transition to Hydro One is complete, in 2016.This includes no changes to customer account numbers, bills, billing and payment and service options. Hydro One closes $46 million purchase of Woodstock Hydro Holdings read more

Lady Dinos Dominate ALA Gunnison Valley Photo Gallery

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The Lady Dinos had a good week on the soccer field as they put together two dominating performances against American Leadership Academy (ALA) and Gunnison Valley.Carbon began the week by welcoming ALA to Price. The game started slow for both teams as they went into the break tied 0-0. The Lady Dinos came out fierce in the second half, notching four goals to take the win, 4-1.Junior Ryan Brady led the team with two goals. Grace Broadbear and Kayla Barney each added one goal apiece in the win. Sophomore Thalyn Lyman had an assist in the matchup while Emma Flemett and Katie Marshall protected the goal.Carbon then carried that same energy to Gunnison Valley on Thursday. The Lady Dinos shot out of the gate, recording four goals in the first half alone while blanking the Bulldogs. Gunnison Valley managed one goal in the second half but it was not enough as Carbon went on to add five more, taking the non-region win 9-1.Next up, the Lady Dinos will host South Summit on Tuesday in Price. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. Carbon vs American Leadership Academy. Photos by Jeff Barrett. read more

Gayle will be part of World Cup squad insists Windies skipper

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The player recently opted out of taking part in the ongoing tour of India in order to compete in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL), leaving some to speculate on the possibility of his selection.  Holder is, however, confident Gayle, who was a part of the team that took part in the World Cup qualifiers, will be part of the squad.“He (Gayle) is definitely going to play the World Cup once his body holds up and he’s fit. We’d welcome him into the team. If you go back to the beginning of the year, Chris made himself available for the World Cup qualifiers. He only did that really because he wants to play the World Cup, he wants to play well for West Indies and he wants to do well,” Holder said.“When he does that he has plenty of options around the world to make money it says something about the individual, says something about what he wants and I really admire that. He was obviously a pivotal part in us qualifying to the World Cup,” Holder said. (SportsMax) Windies skipper Jason Holder is congratulated by Chris Gayle (SportsMax)Windies skipper Jason Holder is confident star batsman Chris Gayle will be a part of the team for the 2019 World Cup once he is fit and ready.The 39-year-old has expressed an interest in making a final appearance at the tournament, which will take place in England next year but it will be up to the Cricket West Indies panel of selectors to pick the player.  The big left-hander has, however, made the criteria for selection after taking part in the regional Super50 competition for the Jamaica Scorpions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGayle, Russell likely to be in Windies WorldT20 squadJanuary 28, 2016In “Sports”Pollard, Narine, Bravo, Russell ditch Windies bid for World Cup berthJanuary 25, 2018In “Sports”Chris Gayle back in West Indies squad to face England in ODI seriesFebruary 7, 2019In “latest news” read more

Heres how you can create your own ringtone

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first_imgREMEMBER WHEN RINGTONES were all the rage a few years ago? It was a simpler time when we had Nokia 3210s and used phones the size of a brick. But as phones became smarter, custom ringtones were replaced by more generic ringtones and sounds.However, it’s now easier than ever to relive some of the glory and bring custom ringtones to your smartphone. Here’s how.iPhoneThe least straightforward of the three. Before you start,  you will need the latest version of iTunes and the song/music of choice saved on it.A ringtone can be as long as 30 seconds so make sure the section you’re picking for your ringtone doesn’t get annoying after a few rings. Once you’ve that decided, it’s a case of creating that file.First, right-click the song on iTunes and select ‘get info’.Then in the options tab, enter the start and stop time of the clip you want (remembering that it should be less than 30 seconds) and press ok.Now right-click the song again and click on ‘Create ACC version.’A new shortened version of the song will appear.Drag this file and save it on your desktop or folder (Anywhere where you can easily find it) and rename the file extension from m4a to m4r.(If you’re using Windows and you can’t do this, it’s because it’s hiding the file extension name. If you go to Start > Control Panel > Appearances and Personalisation > Folder Options and click the view tab, you will see an option to untick a box for ‘hide extensions for known file types’.)Now connect your iPhone to your computer, but before you add the ringtone to iTunes, check to see if the tones option is available first. If it’s not, you will need to go into File (iTunes if you’re using a Mac) > Preferences and under the general tab, select tones. Close and then restart iTunes.Now drag the ringtone from wherever you saved it onto iTunes and it will save under Tones. Go into your iPhone settings, select Tones > Sync all and click apply. That’s the hard part out of the way.Now it’s a matter of selecting it as your ringtone. Go into settings > Sounds > Ringtone and lo and behold, your new ringtone is there for you to select.AndroidFor Android, the process is more straightforward since you can simply download an app to get the job done.One of the more popular examples out there is Ringdroid which, while looking rather dated now, allows you to create ringtones from existing music files on your phone.It also allows you to assign custom ringtones to specific contacts should you want to mix it up a bit. Source: Ringdroid/Google PlayWindows PhoneAnother easy way of adding new ringtones, although you will need your computer to fully complete this. First, you must download Zune (if you haven’t already) before you can do anything.It’s a matter of editing the file in Zune, (clicking edit and choosing/typing ringtone in ‘Genre’) and syncing the file to your phone. After that, go into settings and then into Ringtones + sounds and find the new file you added.Read: Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing >Read: Soon you could be able to roll up your TV and bring it with you >last_img read more

Apple pulls WikiLeaks App from the App Store

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first_imgThe mass exodus from any association with WikiLeaks continues. The organization began to feel the hurt in the pocketbook when Mastercard and PayPal stopped processing payments for the website within the same week earlier this month. PayPal made the move after they were informed by the U.S. State Department that WikiLeaks’ actions were illegal as revealed by PayPal’s V.P. of Platform, Osama Bedier, who confirmed the reason for the move at LeWeb ’10. Mastercard also cited WikiLeaks engagement in illegal activities as the reason why they pulled the plug on processing transactions for the website.The moves by Mastercard and PayPal followed actions by WikiLeaks’ DNS provider and Amazon Web Services, both of which  stopped providing hosting services to the company. Considering the limb that WikiLeaks finds itself out on it’s probably not too surprising that yet another company has made a move to distance itself from the website as well. An iPhone and iPad app, which allowed users to access contents on the organization’s website, was pulled by Apple from the App Store this week.The WikiLeaks App had a very short shelf life considering it had only been available for three days. The app’s developer had promised to donate $1 from the app’s $1.99 price tag, for every download. A spokeswoman for Apple, Trudy Muller, stated that the reason for the app’s removal was due to the fact that it violated developer guidelines. She went on to say, “Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.”Read more at the New York Timeslast_img read more

Despair leads mother and son to double suicide plunge

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first_imgA 60-year-old man and his 90-year-old mother jumped off the roof of their apartment block in Vathy Square, near central Athens, early on Thursday in a double suicide that appears to have been caused by financial woes. No suicide note was found but a short despair-filled text was uploaded onto a poem-sharing website late on Wednesday by a man called Antonis Perris. “I don’t see any way out. I have property but no cash at all, so what am I going to do about food?” he wrote, adding that his mother had Alzheimer’s while he had a terminal illness. “I don’t have many days left, I am very sick,” he wrote. The note is followed by a string of comments posted afterward by readers wishing him well and then notes of sorrow as of Thursday morning. Police would not comment on the incident but sources said the man was an unemployed musician. He and his mother are the latest in a series of Greeks to take their own lives in recent months as the repercussions of the debt crisis push many into despair over their finances. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Joe Gomez extends Liverpool stay

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first_imgEngland defender Joe Gomez has today penned down a new long-term contract with Liverpool Football Club.Gomez, 21, committed his future to the Reds by signing a fresh deal at Melwood on Monday morning, extending his three-and-a-half-year stay with the club.The rising star originally arrived on Merseyside from Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2015 and is happy with the progress he has made.Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com: “Signing this new deal means the world to me.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“I’ve been at the club a few years now and have had the pleasure to play for Liverpool and experience what that means, so I am delighted to get the chance to extend my contract here.“I love the club, I love playing and learning here, and I am happy for that to continue.”Gomez is currently facing another spell on the sidelines due to a lower-leg fracture picked up against Burnley last week, though thankfully he’s set to return sooner rather than later in the New Year.last_img read more

India lifts gay sex ban

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first_imgIndian members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community hold placards outside the Supreme Court building as crowds gathered to celebrate the decision to strike down the colonial-era ban on gay sex in New Delhi on 6 September 2018. Photo: AFPIndia’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on gay sex after a decades-old campaign against a colonial-era law used to hold back LGBT rights.Members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups held tearful celebrations in cities across the South Asian nation of 1.25 billion people as the historic verdict was read out.“The law had become a weapon for harassment for the LGBT community,” said chief justice Dipak Misra as he quashed the cornerstone of Section 377, a law introduced by British rulers in 1861.“Any discrimination on the basis of sexuality amounts to a violation of fundamental rights,” he added in the ruling, which added India to a list of more than 120 countries where homosexuality is decriminalised.While India’s law only legalises sexual acts between adults, gay activists have hailed the verdict as a major boost in the deeply conservative country where religious groups have fiercely opposed any liberalisation of sexual morality.Activists had been fighting the ban since the 1990s, suffering several court reverses before Thursday’s verdict.The Delhi High Court decriminalised gay sex in 2009, but the Supreme Court reinstated the ban in 2014 after an appeal by religious leaders.According to official data, 2,187 cases under Section 377 were registered in 2016 under the category of “unnatural offences”. Seven people were convicted and 16 acquitted.“It was a law that propagated homophobia,” said Keshav Suri, one of the petitioners against Section 377, who organised a dance show at his family’s luxury Delhi hotel to celebrate the court victory.“In rural areas it is a harassment tool, used by cops, used by authorities for extortion for glorifying rape and molestation,” Suri told AFP in an interview ahead of the verdict.Many Indian gay professionals have moved to Canada and Europe where they are more accepted, added the businessman who married his partner in Paris this year.India’s conservative government had opposed ending Section 377 but said ahead of the hearing that it would leave the decision to the “wisdom” of the Supreme Court.It had warned, however, that judges should not change other aspects of Indian law, such as the right to marriage.‘Long battle’Indian members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community celebrate outside the Supreme Court after the decision to strike down the colonial-era ban on gay sex in New Delhi on 6 September 2018. Photo: AFPMembers of the LGBT community hugged each other and cried outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi as news of the verdict spread.“I am speechless! It’s taken a long time to come but finally I can say I am free and I have equal rights as others,” said Rama Vij, a college student in Kolkata who gathered with others watching on television.Despite the pressure on the LGBT community, India has quietly made some strides in sexual rights in recent years.A transgender judge, Joyita Mondal Mahi, presides over courts in West Bengal state, Indian passports now state whether a holder is “male”, “female” or “other”, and the city of Raigarh, with 139,000 people, has a transgender mayor.Suri’s hotels are known for their gay-friendly discos and more professionals are coming out to challenge the Indian establishment.Many say that gay marriage and equal rights in inheritance and other areas must be the ultimate prize, but they acknowledge that change will not be swift.“This is the first step of the history of a lot of other countries that first decriminalised gay sex, allowed civil unions and then marriage,” said Suri.“It is a long battle to equal rights but I am sure we will get there eventually.”New Delhi choreographer Mandeep Raikhy, who has used the performances of his dance troupe to highlight the experience of gays, was even more cautious.“I don’t want to sound pessimistic but I don’t think we will see gay marriage in my lifetime,” he said.last_img read more

BlackWomenandGirlsLivesMatter Rally

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first_imgRekia’s Rally march and protest will happen on June 20 at Cathedral and West Franklin Streets, Baltimore, Maryland at 3:30 pm and conclude at Natasha’s Jubilee at 5:30 pm at the lot across from 2011 N. Charles Street. Spectators can expect an outdoor celebration with free food, open mic, music, vendors and more…For more information contact 443-642-8181 or email baltimoresayhername@gmail.comlast_img

Amazon May Take Over Where Toys R Us Left Off

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first_img Amazon’s ‘Marvelous’ Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in CaliforniaAmazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them Stay on target I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a[n] Toys “R” Us Amazon kid: Before the children’s retailer has even stopped bleeding, reports have surfaced that Amazon will take over the store’s annual holiday toy catalog.After 70 years of bringing joy to kids across the globe, Toys “R” Us last year filed for bankruptcy, and in March announced that its U.S. operations were going out of business.Nationwide stores closed on June 29.Not even a week later, Amazon was poised to step in, planning to publish a printed guide, which, according to Bloomberg, will be mailed to millions of U.S. households, and dispersed at Whole Foods locations—the grocery chain Amazon bought last year.The Toys “R” Us “Big Book” catalog has long been a staple of the holiday shopping season; the 2017 directory launched in October, weighing in at about 100 pages.As Bloomberg pointed out, there is something endlessly satisfying about flipping through paper pages of inventory; physical catalogs offer something that digital shopping can’t.Dating back to the 1800s, when Pryce Pryce-Jones set up the fir modern mail order in Wales, these wondrous books have provided hours of entertainment—whether choosing a new sewing machine from Sears, sporting goods from J.C. Penney, or lawn ornaments from SkyMall (RIP).Brick-and-mortar stores shouldn’t be counted out just yet, either.The $6.5 billion in U.S. sales Toys “R” Us generated last year is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, other retailers—even those not known for selling toys—are scurrying to fill the sudden void seven decades of Geoffery the Giraffe has left.Party City, for example, is opening 50 pop-up toy shops for the holiday season. And Target told Bloomberg it is expanding shelf space for toys ahead of Christmas shopping.Amazon did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.As part of going out of business, Toys “R” Us is selling off its intellectual property—including some spicy sexual domains.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Splitcycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine w Video

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first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Split-cycle engines have been around for some time but until now have never matched the fuel efficiency of traditional internal combustion engines. That is about to change, with the latest split-cycle engines from the Scuderi Group offering greater fuel efficiency and up to 80 percent reduction in NOx emissions and 50 percent reduction in CO2. Split-cycle engines feature paired cylinders, so a four-cylinder engine has two sets of paired cylinders working together, with a crossover passage linking the two cylinders in each pair to each other. The four strokes of the engine are split into two groups, with the left cylinder handling intake and compression and the second handling combustion and exhaust. The Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid design adds an air storage tank and controls that allow it to recapture and store the energy lost as the engine operates.The new design solves some of the problems that have hampered previous split-cycle designs. The low volume breathing problem is solved by outward-opening pneumatic valves and a reduction in the clearance between the piston and cylinder head to under 1 mm, which means virtually 100 percent of the compressed air is pushed out of the cylinder. Split Cycle Engine. Image: Scuderi Group This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Scuderi president Sal Scuderi, son of the inventor Carmelo Scuderi who died in 2002, said he expected efficiencies should improve still further as the designs are fine-tuned and new simulations are run with the engines in different vehicles.The Scuderi engine can be built using conventional parts and minimal re-tooling is necessary, which makes it easier for manufacturers to adopt it. Scuderi says the technology should be licensed and on the road within three years. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play Video: Scuderi Group The thermal efficiency problem of previous designs has been solved by adopting After Top Dead Center (ATDC) firing, which avoids losses caused by recompressing the gas. Firing ATDC is achieved by high pressure air entering the cylinder and resulting in massive turbulence. Firing ATDC is a cleaner burn that also dramatically reduces NOx emissions and improves fuel efficiency.The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been testing a 1-liter, two-cylinder engine for almost a year. The preliminary results suggest a 30-36 percent increase in fuel efficiency for the naturally aspirated Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid and a 25 percent increase for the base model. The test engine generates 135 horsepower at 6,000 RPM, which is similar to results of bigger and more fuel-hungry cars. Citation: Split-cycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine (w/ Video) (2011, January 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-split-cycle-efficient-traditional-combustion.html Engineer works to clean and improve engine performance Engine Prototype. Image: Scuderi Group © 2010 PhysOrg.com Play Video: Scuderi Group The US government is introducing fuel economy rules to force manufacturers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, and this may make the adoption of alternatives such as the Scuderi engines more attractive. More information: www.scuderigroup.com/our-engines/last_img read more

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