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Navas hails in-form Benzema

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas heaped praise Karim Benzema after the forward’s goal-scoring form continued on Thursday.Benzema scored a first-half brace in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Girona as they sealed a 7-3 aggregate success in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.The Frenchman has now netted five times in his past three games, moving onto 17 in all competitions this season. 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! Navas hailed the 31-year-old and said Benzema had always been a key for Madrid.”He’s hugely important for us, we’ve always defended him because we know what a great player he is,” Navas said.”We know what he brings to the team, he’s a reference and we’re very happy that he’s playing how he is.”@Benzema at the DOUBLE! 27′ 43′ #RMCopa | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Y38t6ABrkc — Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) January 31, 2019 Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was also left impressed by Benzema’s performance and joked he felt sorry for those who had only discovered the striker ‘last week’.Madrid are now into the last four of the Copa del Rey and could face rivals Barcelona in an El Clasico semi-final.But Navas played down the importance of the draw, with Valencia and Real Betis also in the semis.”We’re relaxed, if we want to win the cup, we have to beat whoever we’re drawn against,” he said.”We have to take the draw seriously and be hungry to play.”last_img read more

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Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’

first_imgCricket icon Kapil Dev was on Tuesday inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ in presence of former India captains Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar and Nari Contractor at the Cricket Club of India here. (Latest Cricket stories)Kapil, who led India to the emphatic World Cup victory in 1983, is considered as the country’s greatest all-rounder. He was presented with a citation by former India player and Legends Club president Madhav Apte.Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, was also presented a citation by Wadekar. He was already inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame on July 11, 2013.Accepting the honour, the Haryana Hurricane said, “There is nobody in this country who do not want to be Sunil Gavaskar. For Sunil, was he best in the best in the game, no, he was best for the game.”Lot of people will come in, but this name (Sunil) will remain on the top. We had a passion for the game and were not looking for rewards and awards, anything. At that time we had so much of passion. With our success, if people get happiness, you feel proud about it. Now I feel, cricket has changed (and) it feels so nice,” said Kapil.”I was not technically correct, but we had no one to teach. In Mumbai, there were a lot of teachers. When we played cricket, there were no turf wickets in Chandigarh, what was there is passion,” he remembered.Dev, also recalled that his wife Rommie’s grandfather had asked “ladka kya karta hai (What does the boy do), wo cricket kelta hai, wo theek hai, par wo karta kya hai (he plays cricket, but what does he do)”.advertisementGAVASKAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO KAPIL DEVDescribing Kapil as India’s greatest match winner, Gavaskar said, “For me it was an absolute honour to have played in the same team (as Kapil). With due respect to all those wonderful players who have won matches for India over the last years, there has been nobody who has turned around with bat and ball as Kapil has.”It has been hardwork for him, it has not been easy. His enthusiasm is absolutely incredible. (It was) hard time for me as a captain to stop him,” recalled Gavaskar.Gavaskar remembered that the idea of dropping Kapil from the team did not come from him and referred to an article.While Dev was the first Indian to take 400 Test wickets, Gavaskar was the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in the five-day game. Gavaskar had led India to win the World Championships in 1985.Cricket writer Devendra Prabhudesai narrated several memorable incidents involving Dev and Gavaskar. Former India captain Nari Contractor was present for the event.last_img read more

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Dez Bryant just turned 25, is historically great

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIDez Bryant’s birthday was Monday and he turned (I can’t believe I’m typing this) 25 years old.He has more receiving TDs in the NFL already than all but 208 other humans who have walked the face of the earth but more importantly than that…he’s just now 25 years old.How does his career through the age of 24 stack up all-time? You’re going to be pleased if you’re a Dez fan. Here’s a look at the 10 most-accomplished 24-year-olds in NFL history, ranked by TD catches:Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 9.26.30 AMNow ranked by yards:Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 9.26.41 AMHow good was Randy Moss?! My gosh.These are lists you want to be on if you’re Dez. He’s been everything we thought he would be through his first three years with the Cowboys (yes, including the meltdowns).Even more interestingly here’s a list of the 10 most productive wide receivers ever through the age of 25:Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 9.30.24 AMOh hey, Calvin. Dez has a real chance to move all the way up to No. 5 by the time this season is over and will have 16 more games total to catch the others (nobody catching Moss, y’all).Everybody’s favorite debate topic is actually one of the more productive wide receivers ever for his age and, if he can hold it all together (the biggest if ever, I know) has a chance to go down as one of the all-timers.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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a day ago​Emery insists he’ll keep changing Arsenal backline

first_img​Emery insists he’ll keep changing Arsenal backlineby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery is not changing his ideas regarding the club’s defence.Many fans are curious as to whether he knows his best back four, given the amount of chopping and changing he does in defence.But Emery insists that his way of picking players is the correct method.”We are improving defensively, we are conceding less goals. That’s one objective we’re [achieving],” the Spaniard said prior to Thursday’s Europa League clash with Vitoria.”But I don’t want to achieve that best performance only with one system or with the same four players. In the Europa League we are using different players and they are also improving our defensive moment. “It’s for all the players. Above all, I want to continue to be an offensive team, but improve defensively. “Our mentality is to be offensive. I am going to get that balance little by little, but now we are becoming a more competitive team, we are improving defensively and we want for the next step to be to keep our offensive capacity. I think we are going to do that. “After Monday, we can be disappointed but we’ve got another chance in 24 hours.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4-Star Freshman Charged With Stealing Another Student’s Bike

first_imgPenn State football players sing to celebrate win.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 05: Penn State Nittany Lions players and fans sing to celebrate the team’s win over Iowa Hawkeyes on November 5, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Iowa 41-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)A Big Ten four-star freshman is reportedly being charged with a misdemeanor for swiping another student’s bike on campus.Rasheed Walker, a four-star offensive lineman, is reportedly being charged with a misdemeanor for stealing a student’s bike. He reportedly confessed to the act.The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman was a member of Penn State’s 2018 class. He was ranked one of the top 75 recruits in the country.The Daily Collegian has more details:Walker, 18, allegedly took the mountain bike, valued at $150, and disposed of it near his residence building because he did not feel like walking back to his residence building that day.The Penn State freshman is being charged with one misdemeanor count of theft by unlawful taking and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property.Walker’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31.Walker was ranked the No. 6 offensive tackle in the country coming out of high school.Penn State is set to host Ohio State in State College, Pa. on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

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Elite 4-Star WR Beaux Collins Makes Names His Top 2

first_img From TigerNet:“It was a pretty special moment for me. One of the biggest moments of my life so far, just being able to get the offer from Coach Swinney and Coach Scott in Death Valley, that was pretty big,” Collins said. “First, they walked up to me and Coach Swinney told me how the National Championship is going to be in California in 2023 and he was just saying how they loved me as a person more than a player first. He then said that they wanted to offer me a scholarship. That was pretty big to me.”“To me, the Clemson offer is a kind of validation that I am one of the top recruits in the nation,” Collins said. “But I know I still have a lot of work to do. Clemson right now is top two for me, along with Ohio State.”Collins is teammates with  five-star Clemson commit DJ Uiagalelei at St. John Bosco. Perhaps that could play a role in his commitment.Stay tuned for more updates on Collins’ recruitment.[TigerNet] A view of the empty stands in Clemson's football stadium.CLEMSON, SC – AUGUST 31: A general view of inside the stadium before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ever since Dabo Swinney took over at Clemson, the football program has found success when it comes to recruiting wide receivers. That trend won’t be going away anytime soon, as the Tigers are in the mix to land four-star recruit Beaux Collins.Collins is the No. 6 recruit from California, per 247Sports. He holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame among others.Dabo Swinney held his high school camp this week, and Collins was one of the participants at wideout. Following his performance at the camp, the Tigers offered him a scholarship.While Collins does have the chance to play for several elite programs, only two are high on his radar: Clemson and Ohio State.last_img read more

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Left Coast Brewing Company is the King of Beach Beer

first_img Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene 4.5 percent ABV, 14 IBUsThere may be nothing better to accompany a day at the beach than a pint-sized can brimming with American blonde ale. Blonde Marvel is not a complicated beer. Instead, it’s highly drinkable: crisp, clean, and refreshing. That’s all there is to it.  Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly center_img Editors’ Recommendations Long a mecca for surfers, Orange County, California’s beach town of San Clemente is also home to a growing community of craft breweries. Expanding outward into neighboring San Juan Capistrano, Costa Mesa, and Laguna Beach, there are dozens of choices to grab a locally-made beer while taking in the natural beauty of the area.One of the founding breweries on the scene is Left Coast Brewing Company. It’s still family-owned, just as it was when the brewery opened in 2004. However, this award-winning brewery isn’t stuck in the past. New beers are continually being released and Left Coast is opening a second location with a distillery and smokehouse in Irvine this summer.Left Coast Brewing has three excellent beer choices right now to beat the summertime heat. Whether you’re a fan of robust hopping, south-of-the-border lagers, or simple thirst-quenchers, grab one of these year-round offerings on your next trip to catch a wave.You can purchase Left Coast Brewing Company beers in more than a dozen U.S. states and select countries internationally, including Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Find a distributor near you.Trestles India Pale Ale6.8 percent ABV, 58.5 IBUsTrestles is an American IPA named after the iconic structures at San Onofre State Beach. Trestles uses five hop additions, including Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Dry Hop with Simcoe, and Centennial. The end result is an IPA of medium bitterness that finishes smooth. It’s the recipient of gold, silver, and bronze medals from the Australia International Beer Awards, San Diego International Beer Competition, and the New York International Beer Competition.Una Mas Amber Lager5.8 percent ABV, 25 IBUsPouring a rich copper color, Una Mas is a Mexican-style amber lager that packs a flavorful punch. The dark malts are there for color, not to thicken the mouthfeel or make the beer heavier. It’s just as easy to drink as your favorite big beer brand, but this one is made with the care, craft, and quality ingredients of an independent brewer. It was voted Best Vienna Lager in California for 2004 at the United States Beverage Tasting Championships and went on to win gold, silver, and bronze awards through state competitions for the next decade.Blonde Marvel The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana last_img read more

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KCR invites Jagan for Kaleswaram irrigation projects inauguration

first_imgAmaravati: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Monday invited his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for the inauguration of the Kaleswaram irrigation project on June 21.Jagan hosted lunch for Chandrasekhar Rao (popularly known as KCR), the second occasion he is playing host to the Telangana chief minister after his swearing-in as AP CM on May 30. KCR was accompanied by his son K T Rama Rao, former MP B Vinod Kumar and TRS leaders Santosh and P Rajeswara Reddy when he called on Jagan at his residence here. The two Chief Ministers were said to have discussed a host of issues related to the two states. Earlier, AP ministers Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy and Velampalli Srinivasa Rao welcomed KCR on his arrival by a special aircraft at Vijayawada airport. From there, KCR drove to the hill-shrine of Goddess Kanaka Durga, the presiding deity of Vijayawada, where he was received with full temple honours. He placed an invitation card of the Kaleswaram project at the Goddess’ feet and offered special prayers. He then drove to the AP CM’s residence. On May 30, KCR was present at Jagans swearing-in ceremony and later attended a lunch hosted by him.last_img read more

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South African court halts Zambia plan to sell Vedanta assets

first_imgJohannesburg: A South African court Tuesday granted Vedanta Resources an order blocking the liquidation of its Zambian-based Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) company amid a growing dispute with the government in Lusaka. KCM, Zambia’s largest copper mining firm, has been at the centre of a standoff since May between Vedanta Resources, its majority owner, and Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu. Lungu has vowed to dissolve the firm, accusing KCM of violating its operational licence and not paying all its taxes. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalVedanta has denied the allegations. In May, a Zambian high court appointed a provisional liquidator to dissolve the company, in which the state-owned ZCCM-IH is a minority shareholder. But the High Court in Johannesburg ordered a halt to any sell-off of KCM assets. Vedanta approached the South African High Court because Johannesburg is set to host the arbitration process. “(ZCCM-IH) is interdicted and refrained from taking any further steps in the furtherance and the prosecution of the winding up proceedings,” ruled judge Leicester Adams. Lungu has targeted the mining sector to generate tax revenue as Zambia struggles with growing debt, and has told international mining companies to leave the copper-rich country if they opposed government policy. Zambia is Africa’s second biggest copper-producing country after the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the sector is a major employer.last_img read more

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Mikmaq hereditary chief calls on Indigenous leaders to press Ottawa on Syrian

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Mi’kmaq hereditary chief wants Indigenous leaders to act on the Syrian refugee crisis.Stephen Augustine says the Mi’kmaq have always welcomed immigrants from the early days of colonization and he says sovereign First Nations should demand the Canadian government do the same.APTN’s Trina Roache has this story.last_img

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Karadžić arrest decisive step toward ending impunity says Ban

Mr. Karadžić had been one of three remaining fugitives from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), along with Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladić and the ethnic Serb politician Goran Hadžić. He was detained in Serbia yesterday.“The Secretary-General commends the Serbian authorities for this decisive step toward ending impunity for those indicted for serious violations of international humanitarian law during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia,” according to a statement issued yesterday by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.“This is a historic moment for the victims, who have waited 13 years for Mr. Karadžić to be brought to justice,” it added.The former President of the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina faces charges of genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, wilful killing, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts and other crimes committed during the 1990s.The statement noted that while yesterday’s arrest is “an important milestone, the work of the International Tribunal will not be complete until all fugitives have been arrested and tried.”The arrest was also hailed by ICTY prosecutor Serge Brammertz who called it a “milestone in cooperation” with the tribunal.“This is a very important day for the victims who have waited for this arrest for over a decade,” Mr. Brammertz said. “It is also an important day for international justice because it clearly demonstrates that nobody is beyond the reach of the law and that sooner or later all fugitives will be brought to justice.” The date of Mr. Karadžić’s transfer to the ICTY has yet to be decided. 22 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the arrest of former Bosnian Serb leader and fugitive war crimes suspect Radovan Karadžić, who had evaded capture for over a decade after being indicted by the United Nations tribunal set up to try those responsible for atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. read more

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How to participate in the growing number of privacy class actions in

TORONTO — With Equifax among the latest in the increasing number of privacy class actions being launched in Canada, affected consumers looking to join such lawsuits may be surprised to learn that in many instances they’ve already been opted in.In most provinces in the country, anyone who has the same legal complaint as a plaintiff who launches any type of class action can automatically share in any potential settlements provided they make a rightful claim in time, say legal experts.Not surprisingly, the number of Canadian privacy class actions has rapidly increased within the last six years, according to business law firm Osler.Based on Osler’s internal tracking, the firm says a total of 62 privacy class actions across Canada have been launched since 2005. However, Osler identified only two privacy class actions commenced prior to 2010. That year there were three new privacy class actions, rising to seven in 2011, and 10 in each of 2012 and 2013. Following a slight dip in 2014 and 2015, there were 11 commenced in 2016.Hacking incidents accounted for about one-third of all privacy class actions, with misuse of information by employees and theft or loss of physical media containing personal information also accounting for a significant proportion of privacy class actions.Canadians have already seen their fair share of major privacy breaches this year.Equifax said on Sept. 7 that it fell victim to a massive cyberattack in the summer that may have compromised the personal data of 143 million Americans and 100,000 Canadians. In May, BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada issued an apology to customers after it said nearly 1.9 million customer e-mail addresses and 1,700 names and phone numbers were illegally accessed.According to Osler, nearly half of privacy class actions initiated in Canada have been commenced in Ontario — which is not surprising given that most national class actions are initiated in this province purely for logistical reasons, says lawyer Jeff Orenstein of the class action law firm Consumer Law Group.“That’s where most company’s head offices are, where all the big law firms are,” Orenstein said.But that’s not to say that a class action launched in Ontario will see all Canadians automatically opted in. Residents in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and British Columbia must choose to opt in, said lawyer Tony Merchant, whose firm Merchant Law Group LLP has launched a class action on behalf of Canadians affected by the Equifax data breach on August.“But everywhere else in Canada you’re a part of the class action unless you opt out,” added Merchant, noting that in most circumstances Quebec is also an opt-out province unless there are certain jurisdictional issues.Residents of B.C., New Brunswick, or Newfoundland and Labrador will only be automatically opted into class actions launched in their own respective provinces.Merchant’s firm has initiated one of at least two Canadian class actions commenced against Equifax.Last week, an Ontario resident proposed a class action in Ontario Superior Court. The lawsuit, represented by law firm Sotos LLP, is seeking $550 million in damages on behalf of Canadian victims of the Equifax hack.Neither Merchant Law or Sotos have had their proposed class actions certified in court yet. Equifax said in a statement that it cannot comment on pending litigation.Both Orenstein and Merchant say it’s important for Canadians to stay on top of class actions if they want to benefit from any potential settlements, as cases can take years to work their ways through the courts.If there is a judgment in favour of a class action, notice is usually given to all eligible parties by publication in various newspapers or by direct mail, providing detailed instructions of what you need to submit and where you need to send your claim.But once a class action has been settled there’s a limited time period in which you can make a claim, after which your rights are wiped out.Orenstein says that even in instances where high-profile class actions are successful, “a five per cent take-up rate is considered impressive.”An easy way to stay on top of class actions is to sign up for updates through the websites of the law firms that launch them so as to not miss out on your right of recovery.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. read more

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Complete political deadlock over Middle East peace risks more violence regional escalation

A sobering recap In the past month, there has been an increase of violent incidents, including settler-related offenses in the West Bank and continuing tensions in and around Gaza, including in Jerusalem’s Old City, a settlement south of Bethlehem and one northwest of Ramallah, the Special Coordinated flagged. “I unequivocally condemn all attacks on Palestinian and Israeli civilians”, he asserted, calling the attacks “cowardly and dangerous” and saying that they “serve only those who want escalation”.  “Violence and terrorism must be condemned by all,” he stated.  He also spoke of Israel’s policy of destroying Palestinian property, which is incompatible “with its obligations under international humanitarian law.” He said the expansion of settlements not only “has no legal effect and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law” but “by advancing the effective annexation of the West Bank, it undermines the chances for establishing a Palestinian state”.  Gaza tensions Despite the relative calm over the past two months, Gaza remains “very fragile as violent incidents continue”, the UN envoy indicated.  He updated the Council that during the reporting period, among other things, “some eleven rockets and mortars were launched from Gaza towards Israel”, two of which caused material damage. And in retaliation, Israel temporarily reduced a fuel transfer to Gaza by half, reducing the Strips’ energy supply. Meanwhile, weekly protests at the perimeter fence continued with some violent activities. Although fewer incendiary kites, balloons and other devices were launched from Gaza compared to the last reporting period, at least eleven fires were reported.  “Israel must calibrate its use of force and use lethal force only as a last resort, and only in response to imminent threats of death or serious injury”, said Mr. Mladenov. “Hamas must prevent the indiscriminate launching of rockets and mortars towards Israel”, and ensure that “protests at the fence remain peaceful and prevent provocations”.  Raising the alarm on health A lack of medical resources has prompted the UN envoy to also “raise the alarm on the deteriorating situation in the health sector in Gaza”. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in July, 49 per cent of essential medications and 26 per cent of medical disposables were reported to be at less than one-month supply at Gaza’s Central Drug Store. And during Deputy Special Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick’s visit to a Gaza hospital over the winter, he had heard about the large number of health issues that Palestinian women are facing as a result of the humanitarian crisis.  “Doctors highlighted the scarcity of cancer drugs in Gaza and the unpredictable referral system for treatment outside Gaza as serious challenges” detailed Mr. Mladenov, adding that the UN is committed “to working with all parties, including donors, to prevent a health crisis in the Gaza Strip”.   Over the past month Israel continued to impose movement and access constraints on UN national staff and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Gaza rendering them unable to leave the Strip.  “Israel must significantly improve the movement and access of goods and people to and from Gaza as a step towards the lifting of the closures, in line with Security Council resolution 1860 (2009)”, he stated. “Against the backdrop of the complete political deadlock of the Middle East peace process and the lack of any perspective to revive it,” Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said that “the rising specter of violence in the West Bank and Gaza” threatens a regional escalation.  Warning again of repercussions over the lack of a political horizon towards resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of the two-state solution, he said that unilateral moves on the ground, terror attacks and a multitude of other factors risk are creating “an explosive mix” that can only be resolved through strong leadership returning to the table for “meaningful negotiations towards a sustainable and just peace”.  Mr. Mladenov, who briefed the Council via videconference from Jerusalem, elaborated on the need for “a leadership that can stand up to extremists and radicals and uphold what the international community, the Security Council and the region have said so many times – that lasting peace can only be based on the idea that Israelis and Palestinians live side-by-side in peace, security and mutual recognition, as both peoples have a legitimate and historic right to their own statehood”.  Straying from a framework based on UN resolutions and mutual agreements will lead to “inevitable radicalization”, stressed Mr. Mladenov.  Giving up on the goal of a peaceful resolution to the conflict would lead to an alternative “too horrible to fathom.”   read more

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Sugary food blamed as 160 children have teeth pulled out every day

first_imgPublic health chiefs described the figures as “deeply worrying” and symptomatic of “our nation’s addiction to sugar”.Last year the Chancellor announced a tax on soft drinks would be introduced in 2018 to help gradually wean the country off its sweet tooth.Experts at Oxford University predict the measure, which involves a £520 million levy on sugar-sweetened drinks, will slash obesity among young children by 10 per cent, while a Lancet study projected 95,000 fewer obese children as a result.There have been concerns, however, that big supermarkets will use loopholes in the legislation to absorb the cost of the tax by making non-sugary products more expensive in order to keep fattening drinks cheap.Izzi Seccombe of the Local Government Association, which compiled the latest data, said: “These figures are a stark reminder of the damage excessive sugar consumption is doing to our children’s teeth.“It is deeply worrying that the type of dental treatment required is beyond the capacity of a local dentist, due to the severity of the tooth decay, and as a result has to be done in a hospital.”The British Dental Association said it was unsustainable for money to be spent on avoidable surgery, when insufficient progress was being made to prevent tooth decay.A spokesman said: “Tooth decay is now the leading cause of hospital admissions among children and these alarming statistics, in all likelihood, underestimate the problem.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. High-sugar diets have fuelled a 10 per cent rise in the number of operations to remove teeth from children over just three years.New data indicates there were 40,800 hospital operations to extract mainly rotting teeth in 2015-16, the equivalent of 160 procedures for each day of the year.The figures emerged a week after the Government warned children were consuming half their recommended daily sugar intake before school each morning.center_img These alarming statistics, in all likelihood, underestimate the problemBritish Dental Associationlast_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…ELECTIONS 2014 RDS count centre Source: Sam Boal via Photocall Ireland PARTING SHOTThe New York Times has created a nifty little calculator that helps people to decide if they would be better off renting or buying. It’s for the American market but we think it’s very clever! [The New York Times] A new study has found a link between fertility problems and high cholesterol. [TheJournal.ie]  Gerry Adams says Sinn Féin will ‘use our mandate wisely‘.  The local election results for 2014 are coming in and our liveblog has it covered.  OTHER IRISH NEWS It’s was day two of the sit-in for employees at Paris Bakery who claim they are owed €55,000 in wages.  A cargo ship with nine people on board ran aground at the River Boyne in Louth.  Source: AP/Press Association Images#BRUSSELS: Three people were killed and one was seriously injured in a shootout near a Jewish Museum.#CALIFORNIA: Seven people were shot dead in a drive-by shooting near a university in California.#THAILAND: The coup leaders have confirmed that they will hold the ousted government for a week to give them ‘time to think‘.#PUTIN: The Russian President has described the remarks made by Prince Charles comparing Putin to Hitler as ‘unroyal behaviour’.INNOVATION Want to know exactly who has been elected in your area? click here.You can check out the Dublin West by-election here and the Longford-Westmeath by-election here.Mary Hanafin says she doesn’t feel resentment against Fianna Fáil … or Micheál Martin. INTERNATIONAL And let’s not forget the painstaking process of counting the votes.  An Irish garden has made it into the top three in a National Geographic list of the top 10 gardens in the world. Can you guess which garden impressed? An Irish man has drowned in Sydney at Darling Harbour. Researchers have found that disease-causing bacteria can linger on airplane seats for up to a week. [TheJournal.ie]last_img read more

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New Nexus 7 can be preordered through Best Buy for 22999

first_imgFor those of you who have been following the Google Nexus 7 leaks, Best Buy now has a place for you to deposit the money you have been throwing at your monitor for the last few weeks.The sequel to Google’s $200 tablet is expected to be announced later today. This new tablet, which is apparently also called Nexus 7, is expected to be $229 for the 16GB option. We know that it is running a dual core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. We also know that it is running Android 4.3, which will also be called Jelly Bean.The tablet will support wireless charging, Miracast, SlimPort video out, and will have a 5MP rear camera with a 1.2MP FFC. From the documentation that has leaked from both Staples and Best Buy, we know that the tablet will be available at the end of this month. It was therefore expected that Google would open up pre-orders on the Google Play Store after the announcement so early adopters could get the hardware the same day or the day before it was available in retail outlets. Apparently, pre-orders will also be available on BestBuy.com. In fact, you can go there and pre-order it right now.While we can’t say for sure that we already know everything about this tablet, we’ve got a pretty good idea. It sounds like a worthy successor to the original, despite the mild price hike. If the new Nexus 7 is as open as the Nexus 10, there will be some really interesting possibilities with the new hardware from a tinkering perspective. There’s also plenty we don’t know about Android 4.3, since we’ve only seen it run on phones so far. It is expected that this next version of Android will have some new multi-user features, and we’ll learn more about that later today. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY New Nexus 7New Nexus 7New Nexus 7New Nexus 7New Nexus 7New Nexus 7New Nexus 7New Nexus 7last_img read more

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How good is the iPhone 5S camera

first_imgOn paper it may have appeared that Apple’s iPhone 5S included an incremental update to the camera, but it’s clear after a little bit of use that the 5S will be one of the best smartphone cameras to use over the next year.The most important camera is the one you have with you, right? Sure, if we have big expensive cameras with awesome apps that allow for smartphone sync we can use those in the right setting. That’s not always possible, though, so it is important for some people to have a decent camera built into their phone.Over the last year, several smartphone manufacturers have come out with unique new tech to tackle the smartphone camera problem. You need a camera that works in low light as well as outside in the middle of the day, and you need to be able to actually rely on your flash in order to take a photo. To test out the camera on the iPhone 5S, we paired it up with the HTC One, Moto X, and Nokia Lumia 925 to see which camera came out on top.Outside, in ideal lighting conditions, it shoudln’t be hard for most smartphone cameras to snap a decent photo. For each of the four pictures above, you can tell what is going on in the foreground and the background. Unfortunately, the Moto X chose to focus on the trees behind Sonic the Hedgehog instead of the figurine itself, but the areas that the camera did focus on look great.HTC took in a lot more light than the rest, and the wide sensor on the One and the Moto X allows them the ability to capture more of the world around them, but ultimately neither of these photos look great. The biggest competition here is between the Lumia 925 and the iPhone 5S.Both cameras do a good job capturing the figurine clearly and offering some detail in the background. Where you see the iPhone 5S stand out is if you look at the wood grain in the foreground and the fire hydrant in the background. The iPhone is both more color accurate and more detailed, capturing a superior image in perfect conditions.What about when conditions aren’t perfect, though? A cloudy day, or imperfect lighting when indoors. Maybe a movie theater or something similar. HTC has been dubbed the king of low light shooting in our previous tests, and against the iPhone 5S it should still be the better shooter. Apple may have added a slightly better sensor to the 5S and seems to now agree with HTC that bigger pixels are the way to go in order to get better photos in a lot of places, but HTC’s Ultrapixel camera was made for this kind of shooting.In our tests we found that the One is still the king of finding light where other cameras seem unable, but surprisingly the iPhone 5S produced the clearer image. If you can look past all of the noise created by the iPhone trying to crank up the ISO so high that the photo is unusable, it’s actually a clearer image of the figurine.Apple’s approach to low light is a little different than HTC’s. Instead of crazy big pixels, Apple opted for a highly intuitive flash that works with the camera to create a balanced image. Like most Android phones, the HTC One deploys its flash just before the image is taken, leaving very little time for the camera to adjust for the newfound light. You get whatever you get, only brighter.This isn’t an Android only problem, and usually results in a terribly washed out or unusable photo. The iPhone 5S engages the flash for a full second before the camera even tries to focus, since the flash is trying to determine the best temperature to output light at in order to get the best picture. The camera then focuses and captures the image, resulting in a photo that is not only decently white-balanced, but much sharper and focused.Apple’s camera is going to continue to be a strength that other manufacturers need to match or exceed. The iPhone 5S is far more than an incremental update, especially with the new flash. The potential for photo quality is much higher in the dark with this camera, even though it’s not technically a low light camera. Outdoors the camera is going to perform as well as everything else on the market today, with little to suggest that any one manufacturer is going to pull ahead dramatically anytime soon. This is a phone with a camera that will continue to take great photos for you well into the foreseeable future.last_img read more

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Two charged in relation to death of man in Cork last week

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4805645 By Olivia Kelleher Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Niall Carson via PA Images Short URL No Comments Updated Thu 5:56 PM A WOMAN HAS appeared in court charged with aggravated burglary at the house where her brother was found dead last weekend.Helen Jones, who is a sister to murder victim Paul Jones,  appeared before Cork District Court where she was charged with aggravated burglary at 108 Bandon Road in the Lough on the southside of the city on 4 September last. The State alleges that she had a knife with her at the time. Detective Garda Myles Moran gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution. He said that Miss Jones, who has an address in Cahergal Avenue in Mayfield, Cork,  made no reply to the charge when it was put to her after caution. Gardaí told Judge Olann Kelleher that they would be objecting to bail in the case. Eddie Burke, solicitor, representing Ms Jones said they wouldn’t be making an application for bail at this juncture. Free legal aid was granted in the case after Judge Kelleher heard that Miss Jones is in receipt of disability allowance. Miss Jones (52) was remanded in custody to appear before the court again on 19 September. Mr Burke said that his client takes “serious medication” and is in need of medical attention in prison. Mr Burke said that Miss Jones has received medical assistance since her arrest on Tuesday. She spent Tuesday night in hospital. Miss Jones is the second person to appear in court in relation to investigation in to the death of Paul Jones. Earlier today a 41-year-old man was charged with entering as a trespasser at the house of the late Mr Jones.Keith O’Hara (41) of 27 Cahergal Avenue in Mayfield, Cork city appeared before Cork District Court where he was charged with entering as a trespasser at 108 Bandon Road with the intent to commit the offence of assault causing harm contrary to Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offence against the Persons Act.The alleged offence occurred on 4 September. There was no identification of the victim of the alleged assault.Detective Garda Maurice O’Connor gave evidence of arrest charge and caution. He said he arrested O’Hara at Mayfield Garda Station at 7.35pm yesterday at Mayfield Garda Station. The accused made no reply to the charges.Sergeant Gearoid Davis said that gardaí were objecting to bail. However, no application for bail was made today with defence solicitor Frank Buttimer telling Judge Olann Kelleher that his client was reserving his right to apply for bail at a later date.An application for legal aid was granted after the court heard that the accused lives on disability benefit. O’Hara is unemployed.The case was adjourned until 19 September for the directions of the DPP. O’Hara will appear via video link on that date.Meanwhile, Paul Jones (55) was found dead at 108 Bandon Road on 7 September last.The body of Jones was found by his son on Saturday morning. He went to the house at 11.30am on Saturday after becoming concerned about the welfare of his father. He had been unable to contact him by phone by for a number of days.He raised the alarm after he found his father face down in the living room area.When the emergency services turned over the man’s body they found blood.Following a postmortem examination the case was upgraded to a murder probe.Comments have been closed for legal reasons Two charged in relation to death of man in Cork last week The alleged offences occurred on 4 September. Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 5:56 PM 42,288 Views Image: Niall Carson via PA Images Thu 7:48 AM Share3 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

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Tout écran tactile connecté à Internet est un candidat à Android

first_img“Tout écran tactile connecté à Internet est un candidat à Android”Christina Segal est est directrice des solutions Android chez Wind River, filiale et partenaire d’Intel, et surtout, depuis 2007, l’un des premiers partenaire commercial de Google. À travers le monde et conjointement avec les équipes de Google, Christina cherche de nouveaux marchés pour le système d’exploitation. Maxisciences s’est entretenu avec elle pour connaître les futurs avancés d’Android, et le futur d’Ice Cream Sandwich et de Jelly Bean.Maxisciences : ” Si Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), la version 4 du système d’exploitation Google, Android, commence à s’imposer au sein du parc de médias installés dans le monde, la segmentation de l’OS (7 versions) pourrait toujours constituer un frein. Qu’en pensez-vous ?”Christina Segal : “C’est plutôt une chance ! Grâce à cela, les futurs clients haut de gamme pourront choisir un smartphone qui leur correspond avec Ice Cream Sandwich, la dernière version d’Android, et ceux qui préfèrent un téléphone d’entrée de gamme ont un produit réunissant quelques technologies actuelles avec un système d’exploitation performant comme Gingerbread voire Froyo (respectivement, Android 2.3.X  et Android 2.2). Il s’agit plus d’une évolution que d’une segmentation.””Quel est, pour vous, le plus gros atout d’un du dernier système d’Android ?””En plus d’être “redimensionnable” par types d’appareils, il permet de faire des choses qui ne se sont jamais vus auparavant comme le fait de pouvoir créer son propre market; tenez par exemple, un constructeur automobile va pouvoir mettre en ligne les voitures, accessoires et options, le rattacher au market Android, lui-même rattaché au Google market…Les perspectives en terme de commerces comme de travail sont très intéressantes.””Quel est votre objectif avec ICS ?””Avec ICS, il est sûr que nous chassons sur les terres d’Apple, et les smartphones qui incluent cette technologies peuvent tenir la dragée haute avec l’iPhone 4 ou 4S. Aujourd’hui, Android est le système d’exploitation numéro un dans le monde. Mais si le marché de la tablette et du smartphone est la base, nous recherchons constamment de nouveaux territoires à conquérir””Comme ?””Par exemple, et par le fait qu’Android soit un système d’exploitation redimensionnable par médias, nous ouvrons actuellement cet outil à l’automation, le marché de l’automobile embarqué. Il y a également la télé-médecine, avec des tablettes affichant l’historique d’un patient, sa tension, sa glycémie, avec une surveillance en temps réel. D’autres supports sont en cours de traitement avec les appareils militaires, dont les téléphones, très sécurisés, ne fonctionnent pas avec de la 3G ou de la 4G. Cela allie complexité technologique avec familiarité de l’environnement pour le soldat. Les systèmes vidéo tactiles à bord des avions sont aussi un marché prometteur, comme les ensembles d’ITPhones de bureaux, intégrant la visioconférence, ou la domotique, avec les systèmes de sécurité de la maison ou sa température. En fait, tout écran tactile connecté à Internet est un candidat à Android”.Des “updates” plus que des “upgrades”À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”ICS pourrait donc inonder le monde entier…Pourtant, il reste quelques soucis sur l’OS lui-même, et nombre d’utilisateurs se demandent si il y aura bientôt des mises à jour pour corriger certains problèmes. Que pouvez-vous leur dire à ce propos ? “”Que d’ici la fin de l’année, le système d’exploitation aura droit à des mises à jour, et que les ingénieurs de Google sont à pieds d’oeuvre pour fournir le meilleur OS possible. Ice cream Sandwich est un environnement assez stable pour pouvoir travailler dessus dans la durée””Vous voulez dire que Jelly Bean, le successeur d’ Ice Cream Sandwich, n’arrivera donc pas tout de suite ?””Jelly Bean sera là l’année prochaine, et il n’est pas sûr qu’il arrive cette année. Pour l’instant, il s’agit de continuer le développement autour d’Ice Cream Sandwich et de réaliser des ramifications de ses possibilités…D’ici l’année prochaine, il s’agira plus de “updates” plutôt que des “upgrades”. ICS n’est pas comme les autres OS Google, et les équipes techniques de la firme, que nous rencontrons chaque semaine, nous font bien comprendre qu’il s’agit d’un OS sur lequel ils comptent. Le planning des sorties des systèmes d’exploitation Google (qui était d’environ 1 système tous les 6 à 8 mois) ne sera pas le même ici. Il faut que les utilisateurs d’ICS prennent le temps de s’habituer à leurs machines. C’est pour cela que Jelly Bean et ses extensions doivent rester cohérent par rapport à la politique organisée autour du système actuel”Le 16 avril 2012 à 13:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Steven Gerrard hails Defoes loan deal

first_imgRangers manager Steven Gerrard says signing Jermain Defoe on an 18-month loan deal is a win-win for the club.Rangers sealed the signing of Bournemouth striker Jerman Defoe on loan on Sunday. The 36-year-old will stay with the Scottish club till the summer of 2020.Defoe joined the Rangers squad at their training camp in Tenerife on Monday, and Gerrard was relieved to see the deal completed.“To be honest Bournemouth are the key to getting Jermain here, they’ve been super helpful,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.“I must say a huge thank you to Eddie Howe who’s been very understanding. I think he’s been very respectful to Jermain and his career and I think it’s a win-win situation for everyone.“Jermain gets the move he wants, he gets to play. He wants to score goals, we can provide that stage for him.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“The fans are super excited and so are the staff to work with him. I know more than most what he’s about, what he’s capable of.“People talk about his age which is fine but I know the player, I know the professional.“I know he’s in a very young body, he doesn’t drink, he works exceptionally hard.“I met him recently and he’s in fantastic shape so a lot of work’s gone into it from myself and Mark (Allen, director of football).“We’ve been monitoring the situation for a long time but it wasn’t until of late that we approached Bournemouth and they’ve been super helpful.last_img read more

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