I-League 2018-19: Mohun Bagan appoint Khalid Jamil as head coach

first_imgA day after Shankarlal Chakraborty stepped down, city football giants Mohun Bagan on Monday appointed Khalid Jamil as the head coach for the remainder of the season.Chakraborty had put in his papers following Mohun Bagan’s defeat to debutants Real Kashmir FC in Kolkata on Sunday.While Chakraborty had said that he would continue until they find a successor, the former champions were quick to rope in Jamil who was the coach of East Bengal last season and missed out on the league title by the smallest of margins on the final day of the campaign.Also, he guided the club to the finals of the maiden Super Cup where they faltered to Bengaluru FC.As we told in the morning, Official confirmation on appointment of our new Chief Coach, Mr. Khalid Jamil.We welcome him to the National Club of India and wish him all the best for the rest of the season ! pic.twitter.com/MDLgwz8fm4 The Mariners’ (@MohunBagan) January 7, 2019Mohun Bagan are in the sixth position on the I-League table with 15 points from 11 games. In their last seven matches in the league, they have been victorious on just two occasions.Mohun Bagan also lost the high profile Kolkata derby to East Bengal 3-2 last month. They have won just one match out of five they played at home this season, six if we include the Kolkata derby.Also Read | Sacked after defeat to India, Thailand head coach praises Sunil Chhetri & Co.Also Read | FC Asian Cup: India not getting carried away with the win, says Stephen ConstantineAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Chhetri proud of his boys, says India a difficult team to play againstadvertisementlast_img read more

Valverde: Suarez goal was ‘clear’

first_imgErnesto Valverde is convinced the officials made the correct decision in allowing Luis Suarez’s goal to stand despite Leganes’ protests in Barcelona’s 3-1 win on Sunday.Leganes had made things interesting in Camp Nou when Martin Braithwaite cancelled out Ousmane Dembele’s opener in the second half.The goal forced Valverde to introduce Lionel Messi from the bench, and he inspired Barca to go on and win – playing a role in Suarez’s goal before then rounding things off late on. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Suarez’s goal was contentious from Leganes’ perspective, as Ivan Cuellar saved Messi’s strike and then the Uruguayan netted from close range, appearing to collide with the goalkeeper at the same time.Replays showed that, although there was contact, it was minimal and the goal stood even after a VAR review, angering Leganes.Valverde thinks sense prevailed, however.”I thought it was a goal,” Valverde told Movistar. “What can I say, everyone sees it from their point of view, but if the referee has given it, it will be a goal.”With VAR, the controversy is not over. It’s a clear goal. Suarez does not touch the goalkeeper, they have reviewed it.”There will always be controversy, mistakes will follow and you have to accept the error. That [errors] will not end with VAR, nor if it was a robot refereeing.”Carles Alena impressed in midfield before being withdrawn for Messi shortly after the Leganes equaliser.The crowd reacted negatively to Alena’s withdrawal, but Valverde made the change for a specific reason.Speaking in his post-match news conference, Valverde said: “Alena played a great match, but we thought it was a good idea to make changes at 1-1.”[Ivan] Rakitic and Messi are used to playing together and we have opted for a turn, but that does not mean it [Alena’s performance] was not good.”The other day the full game, Alena did not play and today he did. We have to give everyone games because they are all important.”last_img read more

Croatia’s Igor Stimac appointed as head coach of Indian football team

first_imgCroatia’s Igor Stimac appointed as head coach of Indian football teamIgor Stimac, who had led Croatia to the main draw of 2014 FIFA World Cup, has been given a two-year contract. He replaces Stephen Constantine who left the role in Januaryadvertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 13:13 IST Igor is the right candidate to coach the Blue Tigers: AIFF president Praful Patel (@IndianFootballTeam Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIgor Stimac has been appointed as the coach of Indian football teamCroatia tactician Igor Stimac has been handed a 2-year contractStimac’s first assignment will be the Kings Cup in Thailand from June 5Croatian World Cupper Igor Stimac was Wednesday appointed head coach of the Indian football team for a two-year term.The national team has been without a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January, following the creditable show at the AFC Asian Cup.The appointment was made by the AIFF’s executive committee.The 51-year-old Stimac, who was part of Croatia’s 1998 World Cup squad that finished third in France, comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing football and players back home, and internationally.As a coach, Stimac’s major achievement was guiding Croatia to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. During his tenure as the national coach of Croatia, he handed debuts to the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Ante Rebic, Alen Halilovic, and Ivan Perisic, amongst others.He also played a pivotal role in developing the likes of Dario Srna, Daniel Subasic, Ivan Strinic, Kovacic, Perisic, and other players. The centre-back has made 53 appearances for the national team.His last assignment was with Al-Shahania Club in Qatar.As a player, he was part the of the Croatia team that finished third in the 1998 World Cup, and a member of the national squad which qualified for the quarterfinals of the UEFA European Championship 1996 (Euro) in England.Besides, he was also a part of the Yugoslavia U-19 national team which won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1987.Welcoming Stimac to Indian football, AIFF president Praful Patel said, “Igor is the right candidate to coach the Blue Tigers. I welcome him on board. Indian football is going through a transition, and I am confident his vast experience will guide us to higher echelons.”advertisementGeneral secretary Kushal Das added, “Indian football would benefit immensely under Igor Stimac.”His credentials as a coach and experience as a player are sure to add immense value to the players, and the Indian football ecosystem. The momentum gained needs to be sustained.”Technical committee head Shyam Thapa, a former India international, said, “Mr. Stimac’s recommendation was unanimous.””All the members of the technical committee including the AIFF technical director Mr. Isac Doru were immensely impressed and convinced about him being best suited for the job. He is a World Cupper, and has guided Croatia to World Cup as a coach. Who else could have been a better candidate?” he quipped.”He also impressed us with his extensive research on Indian football.”Stimac’s first assignment will be the Kings Cup in Buriram, Thailand where the Blue Tigers play Curacao in their first match on June 5.Also Read | Antoine Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid exit amid rumours of Barcelona moveAlso Read | India football team’s performance can only go up: Udanta SinghAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Igor StimacFollow Indian football teamFollow India football coachlast_img read more

Thousands Roll Together for Another Successful Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

first_imgThis past Sunday, September 24, thousands of gentlemen in ties, suits, and leather boots rode in solidarity for men’s health issues. Know globally as The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, clusters of well-appointed men took to the streets to raise funds and visibility in the classiest way they knew how.Founded in 2013 in Sydney, Australia, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper (Jon Hamm) astride a classic bike while wearing a fine suit. The themed ride was designed to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities and raising money and awareness for men’s health. This year, Velomacchi — makers of innovative moto equipment and accessories — was proud to join and sponsor the ride.“The DGR is a fantastic cultural event supporting great causes,” remarked Velomacchi president and chief designer Kevin Murray. “In these times of division, it is inspiring to see how a common passion and perspective on motorcycling can unite so many people around the world to celebrate and support health.”For the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, Velomacchi donated 25 Speedway Roll-top 40L Backpacks to the event’s top fundraisers. Other sponsors include Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches. The Movember Project joined DGR to combine fundraising efforts.In total, the DGR raised $4.4 million for prostate cancer research and suicide prevention — up from $3.6 million raised in 2016. The number of participants also surged this year to over 92,000 riders worldwide (up from 56,000 last year). The DGR’s growth is tremendous, especially considering its first ride assembled 2,500 riders from 64 cities. Impressive, indeed, but also understandable; there just aren’t many causes that combine this much cool from all over the world. End the Stigma and Start the Conversation About Men’s Mental Health On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

CPFSA Strengthening Fire Safety at Children’s Homes

first_img The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is taking measures to strengthen fire prevention and safety at children’s homes and places of safety.Public Relations and Communications Manager, CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, told JIS News in a recent interview that safety audits have been completed at the island’s 54 public and private facilities.She said that in addition to the audits, the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) will be conducting inspections of the homes to determine which facilities need to be outfitted with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.“We are starting with Maxfield Park Children’s Home, which is semi-private. We are doing it based on priority, meaning those homes which have a longer list of immediate needs and interventions. We are going to… ensure that all of our homes have sufficient fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, and upgrade them if needs be, so that we can respond in terms of disaster plans, adjustments to building plans and establishing escape routes,” she said.Ms. Dixon informed that the CPFSA will be partnering with the University of Technology (UTech) to ensure that disaster plans are in place for children’s homes.“The majority of our homes have disaster evacuation plans. What we want to do is ensure that all of our homes are compliant. Even though we have the day fire drills, we are now looking at the night fire drills, because what we realise is that most of the times fires happen in the night. We are extending the drills to the night to see how the children respond to it,” she indicated.The CPFSA Public Relations and Communications Manager told JIS News that measures will be put in place for children with special needs.“In our homes, many of our children have special needs, so we are looking to see how we will incorporate a trapdoor or a special exit point for children who are wheelchair-bound, on medication or are epileptic. We are trying to see how much we can do before the end of the year once we get the assessment from the JFB,” she said.Giving an update on work being done to rebuild the Walker’s Place of Safety in Kingston, where two children died in a fire that destroyed the facility in January, Ms. Dixon said the agency has, so far, raised over $20 million towards the restoration effort.She said there are also commitments from members of the private sector for the use of heavy equipment as well as demolition of the damaged structure to be done free of cost.A clean-up exercise is slated to take place at the site located on Lyndhurst Road as part of the CPFSA’s Labour Day activities on May 23.“We are looking now at ensuring that we have a Walker’s Place of Safety because the home is very important. It is a point of contact when a child is in need of care and protection in the Kingston area, so it is very important that we have a home like Walker’s,” Ms. Dixon emphasised.She told JIS News that the 34 affected children have been receiving assistance from several public-sector and corporate donors and individuals who have provided monetary and other support as well as treats for the children.“The children of the Walker’s Place of Safety are doing well. They are in school. Some are preparing for end of (year) exams, so we are monitoring them. Our officers still visit them and continue the engagement and assessment to see who will need ongoing counselling and any other therapeutic sessions that are needed,” she noted.The children have been placed at three homes – City of Refuge in Irish Town; Maxfield Park Children’s Home; and the Jamaica National Children’s Home on the grounds of Hope Gardens, St. Andrew. The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is taking measures to strengthen fire prevention and safety at children’s homes and places of safety. “We are starting with Maxfield Park Children’s Home, which is semi-private. We are doing it based on priority, meaning those homes which have a longer list of immediate needs and interventions. We are going to… ensure that all of our homes have sufficient fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, and upgrade them if needs be, so that we can respond in terms of disaster plans, adjustments to building plans and establishing escape routes,” she said. Story Highlights Public Relations and Communications Manager, CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, told JIS News in a recent interview that safety audits have been completed at the island’s 54 public and private facilities.last_img read more

Province Committed to Supporting Youth

first_img $3.2 million for employers to create new positions for recent graduates $3.7 million to help graduate students stay in the province to do research that could lead to new products and more opportunities $5.1 million to provide students with meaningful co-op and summer work experiences $340,000 for high school students to gain experience through a youth apprenticeship co-op work term “More and more young people are staying and working right here in Nova Scotia and this year’s budget is aimed at continuing this trend,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We have programs that are helping hundreds of young people get a foot in the door and land good jobs so they can build a life and start their careers right here at home.” Government is also working to hire more young Nova Scotians. The Experience Through Opportunity program gives young and less experienced workers opportunities with the public service across the province. During the past two years more than 1,200 workers under the age of 35 have started careers with the provincial government. The Make it Here initiative provides opportunities for young Nova Scotians. Learn more at http://makeithere.novascotia.ca/ . The province is committed to seeing more young people find meaningful work as part of Budget 2016-2017. More than $12 million will be invested in programs that provide the skills, training and experience needed to connect young people to a career here in Nova Scotia. “Working in government means getting an opportunity to work and live at home,” said Ms. Shakara Paris, a recently hired Service Nova Scotia customer service representative. “I can be close to my family, my friends, and live in a place where everybody knows my name. This is where my support system is, and, most importantly, where my heart is.” Investments to support youth and students include:last_img read more

Rs 300 cr hole in Air India pocket as Pakistan air space

first_imgNew Delhi: Air India has suffered losses of around Rs 300 crore since late February as its long haul flights from New Delhi are taking longer to reach destinations in Europe, the Gulf and the US because of the closure of Pakistan’s airspace. The Pakistani airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India ever since hostilities broke out between the two countries after the Pulwama suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. With its aircraft operating from New Delhi spending longer time in air, Air India is incurring daily loss of Rs 6 crore on extra fuel burn, cabin staff expenses and reduced flights. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The national carrier has approached the Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure it is compensated for the loss given that the airline cannot pull out these flights due to various obligations. “Air India has communicated to us about this. It is being taken up with all concerned,” a Ministry official said. The Air India flights to the US from Delhi now take 2-3 hours extra one way due to the restrictions over Pakistani airspace. Flights to Europe are taking almost two hours more resulting in financial loss. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The airspace closure following an air strike by the Indian Air Force on the Jaish-e-Mohamnad (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 27 has affected most airlines from Europe and the US that operate flights to and from New Delhi. Almost the entire air traffic from South East Asia to Europe has also been impacted as they would pass through north India into Pakistan and onwards. American carrier United has temporarily suspended its Delhi-Newark flight and is monitoring the situation. German flag carrier Lufthansa had said earlier that connections to Bangkok and Singapore would also be hit besides operations to India. “We are already preparing adjusted routes and will increase the amount of additional fuel in the event of delays. Some traffic rights for the new routing must also be secured,” the airline had said on closure of Pakistani airspace. An Air India official said that the airline has significant operations to Europe and North America and the diversion of flights due to closure of Pakistani airspace had so far caused a total loss of about Rs 300 crore. “The losses on account of payload restriction and cancellation alone is about Rs 2.75 crore per day. The longer flying time has affected the duty hours of cabin staff and pilots,” he said. “The other airlines have an option to pull out services in such situations but as the national carrier we cannot do so,” the official added.last_img read more

UN Court rules against United States on execution of Mexican

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, found today that the United States had breached its orders when Texas last year executed a Mexican national who had not been informed on arrest of his right to contact his consular representatives. Ruling in The Hague on a complaint from Mexico, the ICJ found that the US was obliged to review and reconsider the convictions and sentences of other Mexican nationals whose rights under the 1963 Vienna Convention on consular representation may have been violated. José Ernesto Medellín Rojas was executed after being convicted of rape and murder last August. The Court found that the US had specifically breached its obligation under an ICJ order of 16 July 2008 calling on it to “take all measures necessary to ensure” that Mr. Medellín and four other Mexicans not be executed pending judgment on a suit by the Mexican Government.The ruling stems from a 2004 ICJ finding that the US had breached its obligations under the Vienna Convention an international convention to 51 Mexicans on death row in US jails when it did not inform them of their right to contact their consular representatives “without delay” after their arrest. 19 January 2009The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, found today that the United States had breached its orders when Texas last year executed a Mexican national who had not been informed on arrest of his right to contact his consular representatives. read more

Canada a nation of parttimers as job hunters give up amid scant

OTTAWA — Trouble in Canada’s anemic labour market continued into July as a paltry 200 jobs were added during the month, falling spectacularly short of estimates.[np_storybar title=”‘Disappointing’ July jobs: What the analysts say” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/08/08/canada-adds-only-200-jobs-in-july-what-the-analysts-say/”%5D“There was a shocking drop in full-time jobs, down almost 60,000. We did see a drop in the unemployment rate, however, that drop only came on the back of the participation rate, so it’s not encouraging at all.“Overall, it goes in line with what we’ve seen seasonally in the July report, which is that it tends to miss expectations over and over again.“All in all, it highlights a very disappointing pace of job gains in Canada.”– Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at ScotiabankRead more [/np_storybar]Economists had expected the economy to bounce back from the unexpected 9,400 decline in June by adding around 20,000 new jobs.Canada’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a point to 7.0% for the month, but that’s only because 35,400 people stopped looking for work.The participation rate, which tracks how many people are actively searching for jobs, declined to 65.9% from 66.1% in June. That’s the lowest it’s been since late 2001, BMO senior economist Benjamin Reitzes noted in a report.The Bank of Canada, which pays close attention to the labour participation rate, says it will not consider a hike in rates until the economy shows lasting signs of a recovery and employment picks up.“Soft job growth and modest wage gains will keep the Bank of Canada singing a dovish tune,” Mr. Reitzes said in his report.The Canadian dollar hit a session low of U.S. 91.20 cents shortly after Statistics Canada released the employment data.Hourly WagesScotiabank economists Derek Holt and Dov Zigler said in a report to clients they were taken aback by some rare offsetting numbers in the employment report.“What caught our attention was a series of remarkable coincidences that while not statistically impossible to explain collectively nevertheless arise with the regularity of asteroids hitting our planet.”For instance, between June and July, the number of full-time jobs fell by 59,700 while part-time jobs increased by 60,000.Finance Minister Joe Oliver told reporters in Toronto on Friday that StatsCan is producing data objectively, and he’s working with the numbers as they’re presented to him.What caught our attention was a series of remarkable coincidences that while not statistically impossible to explain collectively nevertheless arise with the regularity of asteroids hitting our planet“Sometimes coincidences happen.  I’m sure that represents the best data that we have.  Data is often revised after when you have all the numbers in, but this is the best information that we’ve got,” he said.“Canada is rapidly becoming a nation of part-timers,” said Paul Ashworth, chief North American economist at Capital Economics in Toronto.“Over the past 12 months, full-time employment has actually declined by a cumulative 3,100, while part-time employment has increased by 118,500.”Most of the month’s job losses came in construction, health care and social assistance. However, employment in educational services and in information, culture and recreation rose in July.The majority of new jobs were concentrated among people between the ages of 15 and 24, Statistics Canada said, while there were losses among people aged 55 and older.Regionally, Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba were the only provinces to show job growth, while employment fell in New Brunswick. The rest of the provinces remained mostly unchanged.The Canadian Press with files from the Financial Post and Bloomberg News read more

Nedumaran for boycott of US products on Lanka issue

He said it was unfortunate that India had supported the U.S. in the UNHRC and that the authoritarian act of the U.S. could be ended if the younger generation boycotted its products. “Only if we teach a lesson to the U.S., we could save the remaining Tamils in the island,” he said. Alleging that two lakh Tamils were massacred by the ‘Sinhala chauvinists’ in the civil war in 2009, Nedumaran said that the Tamils would get justice only if an international probe was conducted. India’s Tamil National Movement leader P Nedumaran has called upon the youth and student community to boycott US products in protest against the country’s resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils.Nedumaran, who was on his “Tamizhar ezhuchi payanam,” in Ramanathapuram said that the U.S. had moved a resolution in the UNHRC favouring an internal inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported. read more

Social media Guru Lewis Howes plays handball in Spain

Very interesting news coming from one of the best Spanish team – BM Ademar Leon. Social network guru and one of the most known person in the world of Sports Marketing, American Lewis Howes will practice with the Spanish team in next 12 days. His dream is to play with USA team at Olympic Games 2016 in Rio and plan to try to get experience of playing in ASOBAL, hopefully in Ademar Leon. Former American Football player has four years experience of playing handball in New York City HB.Could he helps handball in some other way?ABOUT LEWIS FROM HIS WEBSITELewis Howes, a former two sport All-American and current world record holding athlete, has graced lists such as Details Magazine’s “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” and Incomediary.com’s “50 Most Influential People in Blogging.” Most recently, Howes was ranked as one of Genjuice.com’s top “100 Most Desirable Mentors” along with the likes of Barack Obama, Russell Simmons and the Queen of Jordan.In just three years, Howes went from sleeping on his sister’s couch to running a seven figure business. He began his entrepreneurial career by hosting LinkedIn meetups around the country, and co-authoring the successful book LinkedWorking.He has hosted over 400 webinars, spoken to thousands at conferences and events, and educated career professionals and business owners around the world on the power of LinkedIn.Soon, Howes moved to capitalize on his passion for sports by founding The Sports Executives Association. The business features a monthly membership website for sports executives wanting to advance their career in sports and network with other top sports executives worldwide. Next, Howes focused on co-founding Inspired Marketing, which creates online education courses based on Social Media and effectively building a business online.With over 75,000 in his weekly email reach, 44,000 Twitter followers, nearly 7,000 Facebook fans, 14,000 LinkedIn connections, and approaching 500,000 views on YouTube, Howes is a familiar face in the Social Media for business landscape. In his spare time, Lewis enjoys inventing products, angel investing, CrossFit and salsa dancing.PHOTO: LEWIS HOWES ← Previous Story THW Kiel with -7 from Kolding Next Story → Legendary Bidasoa Irun is back to ASOBAL! Lewis HowesLewis Howes handballLewis Howes plays handball read more

iOS app developers stung by patent lawsuits over inapp purchases

first_imgThis morning, a number of iOS app developers got legal threats in the mail, hand-delivered by FedEx. The documents say that if the app developers don’t stop using Apple’s in-app purchasing system, and pay a hefty licensing fee to the unnamed company making the threats, a patent infringement lawsuit will be the next piece of mail they get. Before you ask: no, it’s not Apple making the legal threats.In fact, the company that’s been threatening app developers has so far gone unnamed. Over at Cult of Mac, the story got traction because developer James Thomson of TLA Systems, the makers of pCalc and pCalc Lite, got one of those threats in the mail this morning. When he tweeted about it, the community descended. Thomson says he’s working with Apple – who hasn’t been threatened by the company in question – to address the issue.AdChoices广告He also noted that he’d rather not go to court if he can help it: intellectual property lawyers are expensive, and TLA Systems doesn’t bring in the kind of cash for a prolonged legal battle over an issue like this. Thomson also noted that as a result of the legal threat, the next version of pCalc would be delayed.Other iOS app developers have reported getting similar threats in the mail, and so far the consensus is that this is a small company looking to make a little money off of patent trolling small developers. The goal is to either force the developers to pay out hefty licensing fees or to intimidate them into abandoning Apple altogether. The community has rallied to the side of the developers though, with at least one IP lawyer offering his services for free to defend the challenge.Unfortunately, as long as the name of the offending company remains unknown, it’s difficult to discern what their true motives are. It’s also nearly impossible to determine why they’re not taking their patent case directly to Apple, or how strong their case really is.Read more at Cult of Maclast_img read more

Geek Deals Get 13 2D Games for 12 with Humble Bundle

first_imgFor a limited time, Humble Bundle is offering up $151 worth of Steam codes for 13 2D games made with GameMaker Studio. If you want a good representation of what can be done with this awesome 2D engine, this is a lovely selection. • Humble Great GameMaker Games BundleRegardless of how much you spend, you’ll nab two great games that were made using GameMaker Studio. Blackhole is a neat sci-fi platformer, and Cook, Serve, Delicious is a restaurant sim that’s easy to love.Pay what you wantCook, Serve, Delicious!BlackholePay more than most for this bundle, and you’ll also get Steam codes for four additional games. Most interesting among them: The expansive follow-up to Cook, Serve, Delicious.Beat the averageKingswayCook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!kusoSolsticeA dozen dollars unlocks everything – seven more 2D GameMaker games. Each title is worth looking into, but we’re exceptionally fond of the adventure game Alone With You.Spend at least $12Alone With YouRivals of AetherWay of the Passive FistCrashlandsSoft Body12 is Better Than 6Don’t SinkA slice of what you spend will end up helping the SpecialEffect non-profit and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Alternatively, you may swap the second slot out with a participating charity of your choice.Sale Ends: February 26th, 2018 at 11:00AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Expect delays for Yale Bridge pavement work early next week

first_imgDrivers who use Yale Bridge on state Highway 503 between Clark and Cowlitz counties should expect delays Monday and Tuesday.The Washington State Department of Transportation bridge crew will repair potholes and cracked pavement on the north side of Yale Bridge.Drivers will alternate through a single lane from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pavement repairs. Flaggers will guide traffic, but drivers should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.The work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled due to rain or cold temperatures.last_img read more

Emery Theres no secret to Arsenals 22match unbeaten run

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery insists he has no secret approach to their recent success and only takes things one game at a timeSince replacing Arsene Wenger in the dugout in the summer, Emery has made an instant impact at the Emirates Stadium.Despite losing his first two games in charge, the Spaniard has since led Arsenal to a 22-match unbeaten run with the Gunners firmly in the battle for a top-four spot in the Premier League.They also emerged as Group E winners in the Europa League following their 1-0 win against Qarabag FK on Thursday night.But Emery is adamant that there is no secret formula to their new found success.“There is no secret in our way,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“We think only about the next match and prepare with our focus being very clear that we can progress and we can improve in the next matches.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“This development with us is clear with the players. We don’t want to think about the past, the most important thing is the present and the near future.”The Spaniard is wary of going up against Southampton on Sunday in the Premier League with their new coach Ralph Hasenhuttl.“Southampton have some very good players and a new coach who has good experience and good performances in Germany,” said Emery.“On Sunday I think they are going to push against us a lot. We need to prepare very well for the match with a very big personality because we want to be consistent.“Every challenge is to continue doing that and Sunday is a big challenge and a big match, and also we are looking forward to continuing our improvement and good moment knowing that it’s difficult.”French defender and captain Laurent Koscielny is a doubt for this weekend, despite returning to action on Thursday.The Southampton-Arsenal game will begin at 14:30 (CET) on Sunday at St Mary’s.last_img read more

Paradigm introduces salary sacrifice car scheme

first_imgParadigm Housing Group has launched a salary sacrifice car scheme for its 440 staff.The scheme, provided by fleet management firm TCH Leasing, offers employees a fully managed car for a monthly fee. The salary sacrifice arrangement includes insurance, service, maintenance and repair costs.Through the TCH Salsa scheme, staff at the housing organisation can acquire a new car every two to three years.The initiative will give employees access to low-emission cars, supporting Paradigm’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.Gary Robinson, head of people management and communications at Paradigm, said: “The salary sacrifice scheme is a great way to recognise the commitment and hard work of our staff as part of our wider benefits package, but also helps support our core philosophy of sustainability and in reducing Paradigm’s carbon footprint.”last_img read more

Community Hosted DriveThru Emergency Item Distribution Event

first_imgIn the event of a widespread outbreak, this exercise is a practice drill for receiving preventative medication, such as Narcan.  Narcan is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose. According to Conner there will be a total of 400 kits to be distributed during the event, each will contain a Narcan kit. The total process should take roughly 10 minutes per vehicle. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Change 4 the Kenai and other community partners are hosting a drive-thru distribution event of emergency preparedness items. Conner: “The community that participates and practices with us will get the necessary training so that they are prepared for a potential overdose in the community.” center_img Serenity House intake coordinator Shari Conner: “It will be a drive-thru clinic. You’ll drive in, and there will be people leading traffic where you know exactly where you need to go. You’ll file out intake forms, then go into dispensing and they will provide you the Narcan kits, you will go through training, and then you will go through exit and submit the intake forms. At the end you will be provided with a free emergency preparedness kit that has multiple items your family might need in an emergency.”  The event will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 10-2pm, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex parking lot.last_img read more

Heres the magnificent last view NASAs Kepler Space Telescope ever saw

first_img2:57 End of an era for space exploration Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: A composite image of Kepler’s final view. The missing tiles are due to parts of the camera that failed. NASA The final thing NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope captured was everything, or at least it looks that way.NASA ran out of fuel last year and was put into a permanent sleep mode on Oct. 30. The final full-field image it took can be seen in the above mosaic captured Sept. 25. You can see the telescope’s full view of the sky and an abundance of stars within. Some blocks of the composite image are blacked out due to failures by parts of the camera. Fortunately, the device had a modular design that allowed for other parts of the image to be retained.  Kepler helped revolutionize how we think about the universe by enabling the discovery of thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system, making it clear our galaxy and others are packed with other worlds. Enlarge ImageKepler’s view of K2-138 with its six planets sized between Earth and Neptune. It was the first multi-planet system entirely discovered by citizen scientists. NASA/Ames Research Center But it struggled to make some of those discoveries. A few years into its mission, the parts that help it stay pointed at a target began to fail. Engineers had to come up with a work-around that basically used the subtle pressure coming off the sun itself to keep the telescope steady. Kepler went on making more finds for half a decade before finally running out of gas. To the right is one of the later star systems Kepler helped discover called K2-138. It is believed to host six planets roughly between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. The GIF shows images collected of the system during Kepler’s last day of photography.The pixelated view might not be much to look at, but Kepler played a pivotal role in pointing the way towards promising systems like this so that future telescopes might provide a clearer view one day, and perhaps even find evidence of alien life. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers. 1 Comment Sci-Tech Tags NASA Spacelast_img read more

Why Alaska women earn less and what they can do about it

first_imgEngineers make some of the highest salaries in the state, but only 18 percent of them are women. (Photo courtesy of BP p.l.c.)President Obama signed executive orders on Tuesday that aim to tighten the pay gap between men and women.The president’s actions took place on National Equal Pay Day, a day symbolizing how long women have to work into 2014 to catch up with what men earned in 2013. The day originated in 1996 to raise public awareness of the wage gap.Download AudioIn Alaska, a statute prohibits employers from paying females less than males for the same work. But there’s still a pay gap – for every dollar a man in Alaska earns, a woman earns roughly 67 cents.State Labor Economist Caroline Schultz says occupation and industry selection is the main reason behind the pay gap.“Women are never going to earn as much as men if women don’t choose to pursue high paying occupations,” Schultz says.Engineers make some of the highest salaries in Alaska, but only 18 percent of them are women. They’re making on average $72,000 a year while their male counterparts make close to $96,000.Supervisors in oil, mining and construction industries also make high salaries. Only 5 percent of them are women, and on average they earn less than half what men make in the same position. These 2012 figures from the Department of Labor represent total annual earnings and don’t distinguish between full- and part-time work.Schultz says work flexibility is another factor in the gender pay gap. Alaska has a predominance of jobs in natural resources, often in remote work sites.“That can sometimes be more of a challenge to women, because women traditionally take on a larger burden when it comes to family care. So, you know, if they need to leave early to pick up the kid from school, a woman is more likely to take a flexible job, maybe that pays a little bit less, than a man is,” Schultz says.What women can do about itTamiah Liebersbach is the Women’s Economic Empowerment Center coordinator for YWCA Alaska. She says discrimination is a contributing factor to the pay gap, even if it’s not done on purpose.“Some sort of idea that maybe a woman isn’t as committed to her career, if she has a family – those kinds of stereotypes do play a role, I think, in not just the wage that a woman gets, but the opportunities that she’s given to build her career,” Liebersbach says.YWCA Alaska will host a Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit for the first time on May 5, Alaska’s Equal Pay Day. The summit includes a session on the art of negotiation. Wage disparity is also a focus of the Alaska Women’s Summit, established last year after state Sen. Lesil McGuire commissioned a report on the status of women in Alaska.Barbara Belknap is a Juneau activist working on the issue of equal pay for women. She’s also anAlaska delegate to Vision 2020, a national coalition focused on women’s economic and social equality.Belknap says negotiating salary is one way for women to take the matter of pay disparity into their own hands.“Before you go into the interview, understand what the pay scale is for what you’re applying for, know what the going rate is, do some research,” Belknap says.A couple of years ago, Belknap made a YouTube video demonstrating how to successfully negotiate pay.Through the video, Belknap is spreading a message she never got. She says it never occurred to her to negotiate salary when she was appointed executive director of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute in 1997.“They said, ‘Well, we were paying your predecessor too much money, so your salary is going to be this much money.’ And I remember the little thought bubble in my head going, ‘Oh really, really?’ But I didn’t say anything,” Belknap says.Belknap received pay increases over time, but says her starting salary was $8,000 less than the starting salary of her male predecessor.State economist Schultz says whatever the reasons may be for the pay gap, the result is the same – women have less money:“At the end of the year, at the end of a lifespan, at the end of a career, women have earned less money consistently through 25, 30, 35 years of working. And that really adds up.”And this fact, Schultz says, leads to other questions.“What does it mean for Alaska’s economy and what does it mean for women in Alaska, that in general, they have less money than men do? How does it affect their spending? How does it affect child care? How does it affect children?”Schultz doesn’t know the answers. She also doesn’t know what happens in corporate offices during salary talks, but as an economist, she’ll continue to collect and present the data that could lead to decreasing Alaska’s pay gap.last_img read more

4 sentenced to death for Rupa rape and murder

first_imgThe accused being taken to Tangail court. Photo: Tangail A Tangail court on Monday sentenced four persons to death in a case filed over the murder of Zakia Sultana Rupa after gang rape in a running bus on 25 August last year, reports UNB.Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Abul Hossain Miah announced the verdict in a crowded courtroom.The condemned convicted are – bus driver Habibur and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir.Besides, bus supervisor Safar Ali was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and fined Tk 100,000.According to prosecution, Rupa, 27, was murdered after gang rape in the running bus while returning to Mymensingh from Bogra.Police recovered her blood-stained body from Panchmail area of Madhupur upazila on that night.Following a post-mortem, she was buried at the town central graveyard as unclaimed body. Later, victim’s relatives identified her.On 28 August, police arrested the five accused from Mymensingh in this connection.On 31 August, police exhumed the body of Rupa and handed it over to her family for burial in a proper manner.On 25 October last, the court accepted the charge sheet against the accused — bus driver Habibur, its supervisor Safar Ali, and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir — in the case.On 23 January, the court concluded the recording of depositions of witnesses in the case when 27 witnesses out of total 32 testified before the court.last_img read more