U.P. sets up panel to modernise police force

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced constitution of a three-member commission to recommend steps for strengthening and modernising the State police force. “A three-member commission will be constituted to give recommendations for strengthening and modernisation of police,” he said, adding by next year end, 1.25 lakh constables will join the force after training. “By the end of 2019, 1.25 lakh constables will join the force, ending their shortage. It will help people and will witness better policing. It will also address problem of their leave and they will be able to perform their duties without any tension and will also be able to spend quality time with their families,” Yogi said addressing the police on ‘Smriti Diwas’ here. The Chief Minister said the State government was taking necessary initiatives for the family of policemen who laid down their lives while performing their duties.Time-bound promotion “To enhance the morale of the force and ensure good work culture, the State government made special emphasis on their time-bound promotion. In 2017, as many as 9,892 police men and in 2018, 37,575 policemen were promoted, which is a record,” he said. The Chief Minister said at present there was infrastructure for training only 5,793 constables and the government was planning to double the capacity. “Help of Central Paramilitary forces and other States will also be sought for training capacity enhancement. In Jalaun and Sultanpur where training centres are ready, they will be started soon,” he said. He said to meet housing demands, more barracks will be put up in police lines and police stations. Yogi said cycle and uniform allowances of policemen will be increased soon and medical reimbursement related issues will also be sorted out.Compensation increased Elaborating on the initiatives of the State government for the police, he said the State government has already increased compensation to the family of a martyr from ₹20 lakh to ₹40 lakh, besides hiking the amount given to their parents to ₹10 lakh. Giving details, DGP O.P. Singh said 67 policemen lost their lives while performing their duties between September 1, 2017 and August 31 2018.last_img read more

AJSU vision document: Sudesh hijacks Modi’s “smart plan”

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of building smart cities may not have found reverberations in Jharkhand’s saffron unit, but former deputy Chief Minister and Ajsu Party chief Sudesh Kumar Mahto seems to have grabbed it with both hands, and already unveiled a “vision document” on how he intends to build a “smart Jharkhand.”AJSU has always been a trusted BJP ally; having played crucial role in formation of four BJP led government in Jharkhand. However, in the run up to the assembly polls scheduled later this year; BJP Jharkhand unit appear averse to a tie up with AJSU, hoping to once again ride piggyback on Narendra Modi and singlehandedly win the State.On the other hand, AJSU which currently has six MLAs in the 82-member State Assembly is also hopeful to augment its strength in the coming election.Sudesh Mahto’s vision document, released early this month, promises to deliver Information Technology equipped police stations, a special highway patrol force, CCTV cameras for 24×7 vigil at public places including railway stations, bus stands, shopping complexes, besides setting up sports colleges in every district, industry-linked skill development, tapped drinking water for all homes and state-of-the-art public transport facility for villagers.Sudesh Kumar MahtoThe idea is clearly to convey to the electorates that AJSU– and not Jharkhand BJP unit– has the skills and commitment to translate Modi’s ideas into reality in Jharkhand. The Vision document is also Sudesh Mahto’s idea of effectively kicking off the election campaign and also bag the first-mover advantage. The jarring irony is that the faction ridden team saffron in Jharkhand is not even accusing AJSU of hijacking Modi’s dreams.advertisementAfter the Lok Sabha election results in Jharkhand, which showed an increasing number of Jharkhand electorates ready to buy the Modi dream, helping BJP win 12 of the 14 seats from the State, AJSU is clearly trying position itself a notch above BJP as the perfect executioners for the idea of a smart Jharkhand.”Our vision document is our undertaking to ensure a good life to Jharkhand’s 3.30 crore people,” Sudesh Mahto told India Today, spelling out his poll plank for the ensuing Assembly elections. Jharkhand is still deprived of basic amenities even 14 years after the state’s formation.Through the vision document, titled Shashakt Jharkhand, Samridhha Jharkhand (Empowered Jharkhand, prosperous Jharkhand), Sudesh Mahto has promised good governance, improved law and order, electricity for all in addition to special focus on education. The Naxal infested State starves for security of common people. Besides promises of setting up a world class Sports University, promoting tourism and providing power to all villages are surely attractive, if not unachievable.Sudesh also has a credible track record as a public representative. As Road Construction minister, Mahto got his constituency Silli roads while he brought check dams as minister for water resources.  The Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSET) in Silli won the award for being the second-best RUDSET in the country in 2012-13. As sports minister, he got Silli an artificial turf stadium.As a politician, Sudesh Mahto thrives on votes of the numerically significant Kurmi community, his castemen besides youth and women, who turn up in massive presence in his rallies. Out of power in Jharkhand, the Ajsu party has also staked claim for Jharkhand’s special status. Now, he seems to have stolen a march on BJP by grabbing Modi’s ideas better than saffron cousins in Jharkhand.last_img read more

Real Madrid would love to sign Paul Pogba: Raul

first_imgSpain and Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez believes his former football club would love to sign French midfield sensation Paul Pogba, who has been heavily linked with a move out of Serie A giants Juventus.Raul, who is a keen follower of the 23-year-old, said he will boost the Real attack if they shell out Juventus’ reported asking price of around $130 million.Pogba is the most highly coveted footballer in Europe at the moment, with Manchester United looking to seal his return, while Spanish giants Real Madrid are also interested in signing him.He left United for free in 2012 to join Juventus, where he has blossomed into a star. United are rumoured to have offered 13 million pounds ($16.8 million) per season to lure Pogba. (Also read: Paul Pogba likely to stay put at Juventus)Pogba made 48 appearances in all competitions for Juventus this past season, helping the club clinch a Serie A and Coppa Italia double.”Pogba is a player that Madrid would love to have — as would any team,” Raul was quoted as saying by AS on Wednesday.”He has a great physical presence. Pogba is an excellent player and I am sure that the coach will have studied on how he can improve the current team and style of play, he added.”But it will be a question of looking at factors such as price and general conditions.”Raul also admitted he was a little surprised to see Zinedine Zidane as the coach of Real Madrid but added the Frenchman has impressed him with the progress he has made in the last few months.advertisement”I just didn’t see him as a coach when we played together, but he’s since worked in different areas of the club, spent some time working with (Carlo) Ancelotti and was then given the opportunity to oversee Castilla so I guess it was always something that he had inside,” he said.”I also feel that since he’s been with the first team he is growing constantly as a coach.””The key to his success? Having faith in his players and getting them to believe in themselves.”last_img read more

Frank House vows to play with more intensity after disappointing Alaska debut

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ House, who played as a tight end in American football, added that he has to get used to the physicality and be more aggressive in the Aces’ next games with his 3-of-13 shooting and four fouls speak volumes that he still needs to adjust to the PBA style of play.“I got to come out with more intensity, be more aggressive as far as the physicality of the game is concerned,” said House. “I got to take it to the rim more. I didn’t play my best game today, but I’ll be ready next time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “I think it was more of me being the only import out there, I’m not used to that because we usually got three or four,” said House Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.House, who had a 20-day stint with the Chicago Bears in the NFL, previously played with the Landstede Hammers in the Dutch Basketball League where clubs can have as much as four reinforcements.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe PBA, though, allows just one foreign player per team in the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups.“I usually got three imports as my teammates and I’m not given that much attention defensively so that’s something I’ll adjust to,” said House. “I have to know where to pick my spots and know how to handle double teams better.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Alaska import Frank House. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Frank House had a disappointing debut with Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup as his subpar performance failed to make an impact for the Aces in the 101-75 loss to Meralco.The Aces’ new foreign reinforcement had humble numbers of eight points, 11 rebounds, and six assists but House admitted that he was still adjusting to the style of play here.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Disappointment’ if no cases filed vs ‘ninja cops’ – Gordon PLAY LIST 01:09‘Disappointment’ if no cases filed vs ‘ninja cops’ – Gordon01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue PBA: Magnolia picks up 2nd win after fending off Rain or Shinelast_img read more

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Dream 11 prediction, captain and vice-captain

first_imgAfter a convincing show in the second ODI, Virat Kohli and boys will look to seal the deal in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Queen’s Park Oval on Wednesday. With the opening game washed out, the Indians have taken a 1-0 lead and the last game of the series will decide if India will lift the ODI trophy as well after a clinical show in the T20I series.Interestingly, this could be the last time that the legendary Chris Gayle takes the field and the West Indies outfit would look to give him a grand send-off. Speaking during the 2019 World Cup, Gayle had said that the ODI series and the Test series that followed would be his last. But the Windies selectors kept emotions aside and decided to ignore him for the Tests. So, the third ODI could be the last time that the opener is seen in Windies colours.For India, it will be about keeping the foot on the pedal and not giving any inch away to the hosts. After an 11-innings phase where he didn’t score a century, Kohli roared back to register his 42nd century in the second ODI and more than the hundred, it was the way in which he guided Shreyas Iyer in the middle overs that made the knock all the more special.BatsmenThis match will possibly be the final ODI for Chris Gayle and the big-hitting Jamaican will look to end his 50-over career on a high. He failed in the first two matches and will surely look to make amends in the final game so leaving him out of the playing XI is out of the question.advertisementRohit Sharma should be the second-choice opener with the in-form right-hander also due for a big score after a rare failure with the bat in the second ODI.Virat Kohli hit a match-winning hundred in the last game and is the best option at No. 3. He was part of a 125-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer, who showed superb composure with the bat under pressure and hence, is a perfect choice for the No. 4 position.WicketkeeperJust like Rohit Sharma, India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is also due for a big one and today just might be his day with the bat. Pant is reliable behind the stumps as well and can earn you a lot of points if he gets going.All-roundersCarlos Brathwaite has shown good form with the ball with three wickets in the last match. And he can demolish any bowling attack in the world on his day with the bat. Choosing him over Jason Holder might just pay off in this match.Ravindra Jadeja should be the second all-rounder your side as he is economical with the ball and is one of the best fielders in the world. He has also shown good form with the bat lower down the order.BowlersBhuvneshwar Kumar should be the first choice when it comes to picking fast bowlers as the Indian seamer has the ability to pick up wickets at the beginning when the ball is swinging and at the end as well with his death-bowling abilities being one of the best in the business.Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has been India’s first-choice spinner and he repaid the team management’s faith with 3 wickets in the 2nd ODI. He will be a key player for India once again in the final match.Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell can be the final two players in your Dream XI. Both fast bowlers have been economical so far with Shami having taken 2 wickets at an average of 22 while Cottrell conceded just 49 runs and picked up a wicket in his 10 overs in the second ODI.Dream 11 team, WI vs IND 3rd ODI: Chris Gayle (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Carlos Brathwaite, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.SquadsIndia: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini.West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.Also Read | India vs West India 3rd ODI Live Streaming: Telecast channelsAlso Read | Everyone is confident of their position: Rishabh Pant ahead of West Indies vs India 3rd ODIAlso Read | 3rd ODI: High-flying India look to maintain clean slate vs West Indiesadvertisementlast_img read more

NEW TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA DIRECTOR ELECTED

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) have great pleasure in announcing current Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Touch Association President Michael Rush as a new Director on the TFA Board of Management (BOM). Michael Rush joins returning member Brian Rooney as a Director after the TFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at Bankstown Sports club in Sydney on Saturday 21 October 2006. Both gentlemen were elected to the TFA BOM via a ballot undertaken at the AGM by delegates representing each State.The five-member TFA BOM now consists of Chairman Michael Sparks, and fellow directors Bill Ker, Bruce Ainsley, Brian Rooney, and of course “new boy” Michael Rush.Michael has had a 15-year association with Touch Football, and boasts experience across many of the sport’s arms, including refereeing and referee coaching, playing, and administration.Michael has tertiary qualifications in economics and works in programme management in the Public Service.His experience in strategic analysis and planning, financial management and working with community entities will be invaluable assets to the TFA Board of Management, as the sport enters a new and exciting phase of growth, expansion, and professionalism.Michael brings a perfect balance to the Board of Management position, combining an impressive skill set in business with a very “hands-on” appreciation, knowledge, and experience of the sport of Touch Football and our affiliated members.In addition to being the ACT Touch Association President since 2003, Michael was the Vice-President of the organisation in 2001-02, and has been an ACT Touch Association Board Member since 1998.Michael has been a member of the National Referees Panel since 2005, is the current ACT Director of Referees and a past president as well as long-serving Committee Member of the ACT Touch Referees Association.Michael is a Level 4 Course Presenter and a Level 3 Referee Coach.Michael is excited about his new role and about having an opportunity to contribute in this way to the future opportunities for the sport and we welcome him on board.last_img read more

Brian Wilson And Jeff Beck Headline Chicagos School Rocks Concert

first_imgLegendary Grammy Award winners and music icons Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck will perform at the 7th annual School Rocks benefit concert on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013, at Chicago’s House of Blues.100% of the proceeds will provide scholarships and community support to inner-city students at San Miguel School Chicago.Ticket holders to the limited-seating event will be treated to sets from headliners Brian Wilson (co-founder The Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds), joined by Al Jardine and David Marks for an evening of historic musical collaboration. DJ A.T. will kick off the evening.Brian Wilson co-created “Surfer Girl,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” and “Fun Fun Fun” on his way to nine consecutive gold albums. He co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed more than two dozen Top 40 hits.Jeff Beck ranks in the top 5 guitarists in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He has won seven Grammys, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once as a member of the Yardbirds and as a solo artist.Tickets for the School Rocks benefit concert are $300 and available at www.SanMiguelRocks.org or 773.890.0233.Since 2007, School Rocks benefit concerts have raised $2.5 million for student scholarships. While 97% of San Miguel students live at or below the U.S. poverty rate, their high school graduation rate is 92%.School Rocks Celebrity co-chairs include Larry Wert, President/Broadcast Media, Tribune Company, Howard Tullman, Chairman, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago rock legends JY Young, Styx; Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick; and Jim Peterik, the Ides of March and Survivor. Also Jimy Sohns and John Roberts, The Shadows of Knight; James Fairs and Jim Pilster, The Cryan’ Shames; Mimi Betinis, John Pazdan and Mick Rain, Pezband; Brad Elvis and Chloe Orwell, The Handcuffs; Mike and Katie Redmond, The Redmonds; and Jim McCarty, Yardbirds. The committee chair is Kevin Allodi, CEO of Philo Broadcasting, Inc.San Miguel School Chicago provides an innovative and accessible educational experience for children from inner-city families, so that they can complete high school with the skills, support and self-awareness to make the next productive choice in life. For information, please visit www.SanMiguelChicago.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Ban Kimoon condemns rocket attack from Gaza school run by UN agency

UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters that Mr. Ban had asked the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to conduct a full investigation of last week’s incident. Inquiries made so far indicate that the school had been evacuated at the time of the rocket attack to ensure the safety of both the staff and the pupils during an Israeli military incursion. Palestinian militants entered the school while it was empty and then fired rockets from the compound. “The Secretary-General condemns this abuse of UN facilities, which is a serious violation of the UN’s privileges and immunities,” Ms. Okabe said. “He calls on all involved in this conflict to avoid actions that endanger the lives of civilians, especially children, and that put at risk UNRWA’s ability to carry out its humanitarian mission.” Yesterday UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen Koning AbuZayd said the agency’s installations had also been violated in the past and it had complained many times to both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict about this. “I think the powers in Gaza right now will try to do something,” Ms. AbuZayd said. “They are willing to try to protect the UNRWA installations. They know they need to protect our presence in Gaza.” 8 November 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored a rocket attack against Israel that was launched from a school in the Gaza Strip run by the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees. read more

Canadians spending spree is playing havoc with their savings

MONTREAL — Almost a third of Canadian households report never or almost never having any money left to save after paying their bills, according to a new study issued Wednesday.Households that reported no wealth accumulation tended to be working, middle-aged people — although of varying income levels, says the study by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.“They felt that their incomes were not keeping pace with the cost of living,” said Rock Lefebvre, co-author of the study, which surveyed more than 1,800 people.Consumer consumption, such the use of home equity lines of credit, were among things hurting the accumulation of wealth, Lefebvre said.“This consumption pattern that has emerged over the last decade . . . is playing havoc with people’s ability to save,” he said.“Because of the low interest rates coupled with the behaviour of borrowing, people are possibly buying homes and cars that are a little more expensive than what they would typically be able to afford.”Meanwhile, two-thirds of households with no wealth accumulation — meaning the value of their assets was less or about the same as the amount of their household debt — didn’t expect to get any further ahead in the next three years, the study said.However, about 70% of Canadian households reported they had accumulated some wealth.But Lefebvre said the result may have been more of a “feeling” than an objective assessment of wealth.“They could be saving $100 or they could be saving $100,000,” said Lefebvre, vice-president of research and standards.Lefebvre said one of the main ways for most Canadians to accumulate wealth is to pay off a mortgage as quickly as possible.But the survey found that only 10% of households had refinanced a mortgage to pay it off sooner.“This is a beautiful time to get ahead with these low interest rates. (But ) people just seem to be living the life rather than make the sacrifice to get rid of this debt while it’s low interest and come out of it on the bright side.”Meanwhile, Canada’s household savings rate plummeted to 3.8% at the end of 2012 from its peak of about 20% in the early 1980s, the study said.The wealth of an average Canadian adult was only $6,600 in 2012, or 2.7% higher when compared to the wealth controlled by households at the beginning of 2008.The report also found that only three in 10 households surveyed believed the accumulation of wealth was a very important personal goal, while half saw it only as a somewhat important pursuit.The online survey was conducted last Sept. 14-21 by Ipsos Reid with 1,805 Canadians aged 25 and older.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. read more

Positive start for 2013 new car market with January registrations up 115

UK new car registrations rose 11.5% to 143,643 units in January 2013.Growth was boosted by 15.9% rise in private registrations during the month.All fuel types showed growth in January. Alternatively-fuelled cars posted a 7.9% rise in volumes.Growth in private and small car demand helped petrol cars see their market share rise.SMMT revises full year forecast to show modest growth in 2013, after an encouraging 2012 performance.“The new car market has started the year confidently with registrations climbing 11.5% in January,” said Mike Baunton, Interim Chief Executive, SMMT. “Lifted by a solid rise in private demand, the new car market posted its 11th successive month of growth with motorists attracted to forecourts by the latest models and competitive deals on offer. Building on a strong performance in 2012, SMMT has increased its market forecast – we anticipate a modest rise over the year, followed by further growth in 2014.” Growth momentum in new car market continues in JanuaryUK new car registrations continued to grow in January, with an 11.5% rise to 143,643 units.This was the third month of double digit growth in the past four months and the 11th successive monthly rise.Growth was again concentrated in the private market, although all sales types increased registrations in January.The growth is set against a challenging economic backdrop, suggesting market-specific factors are helping to drive demand, such as delayed purchases being tempted by deals and offers.Cost-conscious and environmentally-minded motorists were attracted to the advances in fuel efficiency across all ranges and new alternative propulsion systems that became available during the last 12 months. These include diesel-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids and extended-range electric vehicles.Registrations of all fuel types rose in January. Petrol cars saw their market share rise, in line with increased volumes by private buyers and of smaller cars, both of which tend towards petrol cars.Most segments recorded growth in January, with the Mini, Dual Purpose, Lower Medium and MPV segments posting double digit gains, largely on the back of new model activity over the past 12 months.The Ford Fiesta was the best selling model in January.SMMT revised upwards its full year forecast for 2013 and 2014, after the better than expected growth in 2012. The market is expected to rise by 0.6% to 2.057 million units in 2013 and by 2.6% to 2.11 million units in 2014.Click through to download the full January 2013 news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Urban Meyer likely next coach at Ohio State

Former Florida coach and current ESPN analyst Urban Meyer has agreed in principle to become Ohio State’s next head football coach, according to a report from WKMG-TV in Orlando. An OSU spokesman on Wednesday did not deny that Meyer will be the Buckeyes next coach. According to the WKMG-TV report, the deal is worth $40 million over seven years, which would make Meyer the highest paid coach in OSU history. “We have not been commenting on rumors and speculation,” university spokesman Jim Lynch said in an email to The Lantern. Meyer released a statement through ESPN denying a deal is in place. “I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place,” Meyer said in the statement. “I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further.” If the report is true, Meyer will be replacing interim coach Luke Fickell, who has led the Buckeyes to an 6-5 regular season record. Meyer began his coaching career at OSU when he accepted a graduate-assistant position for the Buckeyes in 1986 as the tight end coach. He became a wide receiver coach the following year. For the next 13 years, Meyer served as an assistant coach, which included stints at Illinois State, Colorado State and Notre Dame. In 2001, Meyer accepted his first head coaching position at Bowling Green where he led the Falcons to a 17-6 record in his two years there. He left to accept another head coaching job at the University of Utah in 2003. Meyer led the Utes to a 10-2 record and was named Coach of the Year in the Mountain West Conference. The following season, Meyer coached Utah to an undefeated season and beat Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl, 35-7. It was the first time since the creation of the BCS that a school from a non-automatically qualifying BCS conference was able to run the table and finish the year without a loss. After the 2004 season, both Florida and Notre Dame pursued Meyer to become their next head coach. Meyer chose Florida and signed a $14 million contract. Meyer went 9-3 during his first year as the Gators coach, including a 31-24 victory of Iowa in the Outback Bowl. During his second year as Florida coach, Meyer led the Gators to a National Championship and 13-1 record by defeating the OSU 41-14 in the BCS Championship Game. Two years later, Florida won another National Championship after defeating the University of Oklahoma in the BCS Championship Game, 24-14. On Dec. 26, 2009, Meyer announced he would be resigning as coach of Florida following the team’s scheduled appearance in the BCS Sugar Bowl due to chest pains and severe headaches. The following day, Meyer announced an indefinite leave of absence instead of resigning. On Jan. 1, 2010, Meyer coached the Gators to a 51–24 Sugar Bowl victory against Cincinnati. After the win, Meyer took time off, but returned to his role as Gators head coach in time for the start of spring practice. Florida went 7-5 during the 2010 regular season, but on Dec. 8 Meyer announced his retirement from coaching. In his final game as Gator head coach, Florida beat Penn State in The Outback Bowl, 37-24. In 2011, Meyer accepted a position at ESPN working as a college football analyst. read more

Unchanged Windies Test squad for Tour of Zimbabwe

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The selection panel of Cricket West Indies today announced that it will retain the same 15-member squad that toured England recently for the Tour of Zimbabwe later this month.Courtney Browne, chairman of the CWI selection panel, said: “The dedication, commitment and focus in their preparation and during the series in England showed immense character for such a young team in very difficult conditions against world-class competition. The lessons learnt on that tour augurs well for the individual players and the team’s continued development as a whole and we wish them well on the Tour of Zimbabwe”.Windies will face Zimbabwe “A” for a tour match from Sunday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 17. SCHEDULE OF MATCHESOctober 15 to Tue 17 — Tour Match at Bulawayo Athletic Club, BulawayoOctober 21 to 25 — 1st Test at Queen’s Sports Club, BulawayoOctober 29 to November 2 —2nd Test at Queen’s Sports ClubSQUAD:Jason Holder (Captain)Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)Devendra BishooJermaine BlackwoodRoston ChaseMiguel CumminsShane DowrichShannon GabrielShimron Hetmyer Kyle HopeShai HopeAlzarri JosephKieran PowellRaymon ReiferKemar RoachTeam Management UnitStuart Law (Head Coach)Joel Garner (Team Operations Manager)Roderick Estwick (Assistant Coach)Toby Radford (Assistant Coach)Ryan Maron (Assistant Coach)C J Clark (Physiotherapist)Ronald Rogers (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator)Jeffrey Gay (Massage Therapist)Dexter Augustus (Video Data Analyst)Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNo slackening for Zimbabwe series, assures skipper HolderOctober 10, 2017In “latest news”Zimbabwe to host West Indies for two Tests in OctoberOctober 2, 2017In “latest news”Self-belief, fight crucial to beating Zimbabwe — BrathwaiteOctober 20, 2017In “latest news” read more

SAE 2017 International Powertrains Fuels Lubricants meeting concludes in Beijing

first_imgFrom October 16 to 19, the China National Convention Center was host to the SAE 2017 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting (PF&L) attended by 642 attendees from over 20 countries. The annual PF&L has become one of the most renowned global technical conventions on powertrains, fuels and lubricants since it began in 1933. The event had energetic support from Prof. Shijin Shuai (pictured), State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University, Prof. Hongming Xu, Birmingham University, Thomas Wallner, Argonne National Laboratory, Prof. Bengt Johansson, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, who were chairs of this meeting, as well as more than 10 industrial experts.Dr. Jun LI, Academician of CAE and Vice Chief Engineer of FAW, Dr. Steve Bryce, VP of Shell Technology Centre Hamburg, Dr. Wayne Eckerle, VP of Cummins, Ahmad Al Khowaiter, CTO of Saudi Aramco, and Neville Jackson, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of Ricardo respectively presented keynote speeches entitled Technology Development Analysis on Low Carbon for Power of Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle in China, Powering Progress Together – Innovation through Collaboration, Future Cummins Powertrains and Implications for Future Fuels and Lubricants Systems, Overview of Global Transportation Fuel Supply, Trend of Future Automotive Engine Technology.Two special sessions to discuss issues related to “Meeting China 6 Light-Duty PN Regulation” and “Clean Fuels for Future High Efficiency Engines Symposium,” where experts from China MEP, European Commission, petrochemical & materials leaders including Kunlun Lubricant, Sinopec, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Afton, Lubrizol, Chevron, Corning and BASF, as well as leading experts from automotive industry and colleges delivered speeches on regulations and policies, powertrain technological path, clean fuels, advanced engine technologies etc. 245 papers were published.The 2018 PF&L will be held in Heidelberg, Germany from September 17 to 19. The deadline for submitting paper offers is February 12, 2018.SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, it drives knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. It acts on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering.last_img read more

Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night

first_img Short URL File photo of taxi sign Image: RollingNews.ie Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 5:39 PM https://jrnl.ie/3126150 Share13 Tweet Email File photo of taxi sign Image: RollingNews.ie Dec 7th 2016, 5:39 PM center_img By Declan Brennan and Conor Gallagher No Comments 30,370 Views A TAXI DRIVER sexually assaulted a young woman as he was bringing her home from a city centre pub, it has been alleged at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.Augustin Ion (49) denies the allegation and claims the woman was extremely drunk and aggressive. He told gardaí she was making the allegations because he had threatened to call gardaí when she refused to pay the fare.Ion, of Garrynisk Square, Tallaght, Dublin, and originally from Romania, has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the woman outside her home on the night of 20 November, 2014.A jury will begin deliberating tomorrow after the one-day trial.The woman told Eilis Brennan BL that she was in a city centre pub with friends where she had one red wine and four or five vodkas over the course of about five hours. She said she left at about 11.30pm because she had a headache and was in work the next day.She lived about five minutes walk away but decided to get a taxi because she didn’t want to walk alone down dark alleyways, she told counsel.She said she got in the front of the taxi out of habit because she was from the country where that was the done thing.She said she was holding her head and told Ion she had a headache. She alleged Ion started rubbing her neck as they stopped at the traffic lights. She told him she was fine and he continued to drive.The woman alleged that when they reached her house he started rubbing the back of her head and kissed her on the side of the face. She said he grabbed her breast and asked her if she wanted to get in the back seat. He also asked her if he could come inside with her, she said.‘I was panicking’ The woman said she “froze” and told Ion she had to go. She said Ion told her “just wait five minutes” before holding her head back against the seat rest.“I was panicking,” she said. “I kept thinking he was going to drive away with me in the car.”She said the fare was between €6 and €7 and that she gave him €20. She asked him for €10 back and told him to keep the change before getting out. She noted his name and some of his registration before going into her house.Defence counsel Gerard Charlton asked the woman why she gave the man a tip if she was so scared.“I just wanted to go, I didn’t want to aggravate him,” she responded.Ion told gardaí in an interview that the woman was very drunk when she got into the car. He said when he asked her if she was going to be sick she responded ‘Fuck off and drive’.He said when they arrived at the destination she didn’t have any money and told him again to ‘fuck off’. Ion said he threatened to call gardaí and the woman responded that she would call gardaí and claim that he trapped her in his car.He said she then got out without paying. He did not call the gardaí because he was very busy with fares, he said.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. Read: Garda awarded €25,000 after being rammed by man he previously saved from machete attackRead: Gardaí considered other possible causes of death in case of GP accused of killing daughter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night out The woman said she feared he would drive away from her house with her in the car.last_img read more

NASA Astronaut Eric Boe Is Pulled From Boeings Starliner Test Flight

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target NASA just announced a major crew assignment update: Astronaut Eric Boe, who was scheduled to be part of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, is not flying due to medical reasons.On Tuesday, NASA confirmed in a press release that E. Michael “Mike” Fincke will replace Boe on the Starliner crew mission, which is set to launch in late 2019. Boe will take Fincke’s spot as the assistant to the chief for commercial crew at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas.NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew of @BoeingSpace’s CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year: https://t.co/fk7MCsS4po— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) January 22, 2019The Starliner crew mission will be Fincke’s fourth space trip. Previously, Fincke served as an International Space Station (ISS) flight engineer on Expedition 9, and commanded the ISS for Expedition 18. Additionally, he was a mission specialist for the STS-134 crew in 2011. To date, the Pennsylvania native has spent 382 days in space and performed nine space walks.He will join Boeing’s Chris Ferguson and NASA’s Nicole Mann, who were previously assigned to the Starliner Crew Test Flight mission in 2018. This test flight will mark the first time Boeing’s Starliner spaceship will be launched into space with a human crew. Before Ferguson, Fincke, and Mann head to space, Boeing will conduct an uncrewed flight test of the Starliner spaceship soon.More on Geek.com:Blue Origin’s New Shepard Spacecraft Successfully Launches NASA ExperimentsNike Announces Paul George 3 ‘NASA’ Sneaker and Clothing LineNASA Planet Hunter Discovers Third New Planetlast_img read more

More than onethird of migrants in caravan are under medical treatment confirmed

first_img November 30, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter More than one-third of migrants in caravan are under medical treatment; confirmed cases of HIV and AIDS Ginger Jeffries 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTIJUANA (KUSI) – There are serious health issues with the migrant caravan according to Tijuana’s health department. More than 1/3 of the 6,000 living in a make shift shelter are now under medical treatment. The majority dealing with respiratory infections but others with confirmed cases of tuberculosis and HIV or AIDS.This as the department of justice says there are at least 600 criminals in the caravan, some with gang ties. Authorities are also worried about a Hepititis breakout because of the sewage overflow at the outdoor sports complex housing the migrants.A second temporary shelter 11 miles further south will be  opened to to help improve conditions.  However, officials in Tijuana say they’re spending $30,000.00 a day to care for these migrants and that money runs out this week. Posted: November 30, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, last_img read more

DeepNude app that turned photos of clothed women into nudes shuts down

first_imgPrograms like DeepNude, which use artificial intelligence to manipulate media, raise questions about consent and privacy as synthetic photos and videos become easier to create.  Getty Images The creators of DeepNude, a desktop app that used artificial intelligence to morph a photo of a clothed woman into a picture of her naked, have shut down the app and renounced using the software, a day after an article focused attention on the program.”We don’t want to make money this way,” said a message posted on the app’s Twitter account, which still carries a bio describing the program as the “superpower you always wanted.”  pic.twitter.com/8uJKBQTZ0o— deepnudeapp (@deepnudeapp) June 27, 2019 More on deepfakes Facial recognition is going to be everywhere Laptops Security Digital Media Privacy Saying that the app was originally created as entertainment, DeepNude’s post discouraged use of the program and said that downloading the software from other sources or sharing it would violate its terms. The post also said DeepNude won’t be released in other versions, and that nobody — including people who hold a license for a premium version — has permission to use it. (It’s unclear how or if DeepNude can enforce those terms; the creators weren’t immediately reachable for comment.) DeepNude, which launched as a downloadable Windows and Linux application on June 23, was the subject of a Vice article Wednesday.   3:28 Now playing: Watch this:center_img Tags “Surely some copies of DeepNude will be shared on the web, but we don’t want to be the ones who sell it,” the post continued. “The world is not yet ready for DeepNude.”  2 Comments Share your voice In addition, the program’s website returned a blank page with the text “not found.” The app is the latest form of media manipulation to raise questions about privacy and consent as artificial intelligence gets better at creating fake photos and videos. Though computer manipulation of media has existed for decades, programs like DeepNude and deepfake-video technology are making the creation of sophisticated fakes easier for average people to do — and making forgeries harder to identify with the unaided eye.  Deepfakes may ruin the world. And they can come for you, too Deepfakes are coming. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube might not be ready Congress investigating deepfakes after doctored Pelosi video, report says Jordan Peele turns Obama into foul-mouthed fake-news PSAlast_img read more

Mother kills self son jumping before train

first_imgTrain accidentA woman with her two-year-old son in her arms reportedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train in Gatepara area of Mirpur upazila in Kushtia on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased could not be identified yet.Afzal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Poradah government railway police station, said the young woman, aged around 35, along with her son jumped before the Khulna-bound ‘Kapotaksha Express’ around 5:30pm, leaving them dead on the spot.last_img read more

Women chess players perform better than men

first_imgWhen it comes to playing chess against a male opponent, women often outperform expectations, a new study claims. The study results, published in the journal Psychological Science, indicate that women players are not affected by negative stereotypes about their chess abilities during competition games.According to the researchers, data from 1,60,000 ranked chess players and more than five million chess matches suggests that women playing against men perform better than expected based on their official chess ratings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The news is good for female chess players, of whom there are exploding numbers. Although discrimination is real and pervasive, women playing tournament chess do not seem to be at a disadvantage when paired with men,” said the co-author of the study, Tom Stafford from the University of Sheffield.To investigate this phenomenon, researchers analysed data from standard tournament chess games played between rated players from January 2008 through August 2015. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe rating system continuously incorporates game outcomes to update players’ ratings. These ratings can be used to predict who will win in a match between any two players, the researcher said.In total, the analyses included data from 1,50,977 men and 16,158 women playing in 55,58,110 games.Overall, men had a slightly higher average FIDE rating than women. But the game outcomes indicated that women won matches against men more often than would have been predicted given each player’s rating. This pattern held across the whole range of rating differences. In other words, women outperformed expectations when playing a man compared with when they played against other women, a finding that runs contrary to the negative effect that one would expect as a result of stereotype threat.”These findings show that even famous psychological phenomena may not be present all the time. Factors other than stereotype threat appear to be more important in determining men and women’s tournament chess performance,” Stafford noted.last_img read more