UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises

first_imgView comments “J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem will be carrying the load for this season. With Issa Gaye joining us, that will be a good help also. And the bench will play a big, major role in our quest this season,” he said.But more than the manpower, what makes Jarin successful is his tried-and-tested system, something which he is hoping the Bulldogs have already bought into.“It takes a lot of time to really adapt to what you really want. But then, the only thing is I’m very fortunate personally because I inherited a group that has this good attitude — that has winning attitude, great culture. So you have to give credit to coach Eric Altamirano and his coaching staff for doing a great job,” he said.With that said, Jarin expects nothing less from this NU crew to bring in the energy for the full 40 minutes.“We’re gonna come in with a lot of energy. We’re gonna come in very competitive. We’re gonna come in all-out, and ready to surprise everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: NU Bulldogs643 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 And for the seasoned mentor, there’s only one word to describe this campaign with the Bulldogs: a challenge.“I like challenges,” he said. “The goal right now, realistically, is to be very competitive. Meaning tosay, we need to get to the Final Four because that’s the main objective. It will take a lot of hard work and you know that we’re the dark horse going into the Final Four, but hopefully, with a little hard work and a lot of luck, it’s attainable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJarin inherits a young NU team, which failed to make it to the semifinals for the first time in five years last season.But the bench tactician likes what he’s seeing from his lineup with J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem serving as the team’s leaders. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Coach: Jamike JarinLast Season: 5-9 (5th Place)Holdovers: J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, Rev DiputadoAdditions: Issa Gaye, Jonas Tibayan, Enzo JosonKey Losses: Alfred Aroga, Med Salim, Joshua Sinclair, JV GallegoWinner in every level he’s been in, coach Jamike Jarin embarks on a new chapter in his career as he is tasked to lead National University this upcoming season.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LATEST STORIES Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

PFL-Sportradar deal to ‘clean’ matches

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA chief believes Gilas can get back at Aussies Lazarus hopes the PFL will be able to commercialize the platform through advertising, sponsorships, subscription or pay-per-view opportunities for live matches.On top of the streaming service, Sportradar will provide the PFL integrity services to identify and analyze suspicious activities.“We are particularly encouraged by the PFL’s commitment to keep the league clean,” said Gautam.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The deal was signed yesterday by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, PFL chief executive officer Lazarus Xavier, and Sportradar director of business development in Asia Biplav Gautam.Gautam will pave the way for the company to live stream matches through its website and STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The past year was a fantastic first year for the PFL, and we believe that 2018 will be the year we take the league to the next level with Sportradar,” said Araneta, also chair of the league’s board.Sportradar will help PFL create its own video and streaming platform using the company’s Over The Top solution. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines Football League (PFL) attracted its first big partner for its second season that kicks off March 3.Sportradar, a global sports data and media company, will serve as official audio-visual and data distributor as well as integrity services partner, which aims to address the threat of match-fixing.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Real Madrid 88, Olympiakos 71

first_imgTwo-time defending Euroleague basketball champion Olympiakos faces Real Madrid again on April 17, down 1-0 after losing the opener of the best-of-five quarter-final series 88-71 off a listless performance.The series was marred when the Spaniards essentially threw the last game of its group to the last place team Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania, which meant it would face Olympiakos instead of another Greek team, PanathinaikosThe Spanish team felt it was better matched against Olympiakos, believing the Greek team couldn’t defend Madrid’s fast-break style and it proved so in the opener.Showing what was coming, the Spanish team jumped out to a 27-12 first quarter lead before Olympiakos rallied to a 40-40 tie before going down 48-41 at half time.Real pulled away in the third period, stretching its advantage to as many as 17 points (66-49) to enter the last quarter with a 14-point lead, 70-56 as the defending champions threw in the towel. Captain Vassilis Spanoulis stood out with 18 points for the Reds. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

14 days agoSpurs fullback Aurier: Pochettino was right to leave me out

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs fullback Aurier: Pochettino was right to leave me outby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSerge Aurier admits he tried to leave Tottenham over the summer.While Aurier is away on international duty, he has opened up about the events of last season.The Ivory Coast fullback said, “I was looking for an exit, so I couldn’t play. When you’re trying to move, you can’t play because an injury or whatever else can scupper everything. “I wanted to leave so it was normal for me to not be on the pitch. Beyond that, it’s the manager’s decision. He’s the one who decides what’s best for the group.”Like I’ve said, the season is long so we’ll try and be better going forward and for what comes next. That desire to leave, I think it’s a bit normal. I’m an important player of the national team. I’m not 20 anymore and I need to play, to be happy. “There are situations that mean you need to make a decision. I’m a big boy and a dad, so there are choices that are good for me and my family.” last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,156.40, down 118.04 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 16 cents, or 1.71 per cent, to $9.20 on 29.3 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down 15 cents, or 5.66 per cent, to $2.50 on 22.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.57, or 9.5 per cent, to $14.96 on 6.2 million sharesEnbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up three cents, or 0.07 per cent, to $43.52 on 6.1 million sharesBaytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down 13 cents, or 4.94 per cent, to $2.50 on 5.4 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 16 cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $22.17 on 5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier Inc. A Bombardier-Alstom consortium has received a $448-million order by Montreal’s transport agency for more Azur metro cars, but that won’t save at least 100 workers from layoffs. The fresh deal for 153 rail cars comprises 17 trains of nine cars each, with deliveries set to start in the spring of 2020, according to the consortium and the Societe de transportation de Montreal (STM). The Montreal-based Bombardier’s share adds up to $281 million, with French rail giant Alstom claiming $167 million.Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Down 29 cents, or 3.37 per cent to $8.32. European sports chain Decathlon is replacing Saks Off Fifth in a spot over two floors at the Montreal Eaton Centre. Hudson’s Bay Company says it and mall developer Ivanhoe Cambridge have mutually agreed to no longer open a Saks Off Fifth location. The Toronto-based department store chain owner said plans for the location have been abandoned “due to a number of factors,” but refused to reveal what those factors are. France-based sporting goods store Decathlon will open in the Saks space next fall, the first for a downtown location in Canada.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). The cannabis producer saw “strong demand” for recreational pot during the initial few weeks of legalization in Canada and it expects consumer appetite to continue to outstrip supply for “some time.” The Edmonton-based pot producer said it was able to meet “just about all” of its supply obligations leading up to and after pot for adult use was legalized on Oct. 17, but it will take time to ramp up its cannabis production in the coming quarters. The company delivered revenues of $29.7 million, more than triple the $8.2 million during the same period last year. It also posted a profit of $104.2 million, up from nearly $3.6 million a year ago, boosted by an unrealized non-cash gain on derivatives and marketable securities.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the BC Peace and Pine Pass

first_imgSee the full warning.3:22 PM PST Thursday 13 December 2018Snowfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverSnowfall with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will spread snow across northern BC overnight tonight. The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening. Total snowfall amounts of up to 15 cm are expected across Williston region, Pine Pass and the areas of the BC Peace near the Rockies.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm. 3:22 PM PST Thursday 13 December 2018Snowfall warning in effect for:Highway 97 – Pine PassSnowfall with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will spread snow across northern BC overnight tonight. The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening. Total snowfall amounts of up to 15 cm are expected across Williston region, Pine Pass and the areas of the BC Peace near the Rockies.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass.A low-pressure system will spread snow across Northern B.C. overnight Thursday that could bring as much as 15 cm of snow.The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening.center_img Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at read more

AIIMS Karamchari Union opposes outsourcing of canteen operation

first_imgThe AIIMS Karamchari Union has opposed the hospital administration’s decision to outsource the operation of its in-house cafeteria, claiming it would lead to rise in prices of food items which only the “highly-paid” staff would be able to afford. The Union has written to the AIIMS Director urging him to reverse the decision in the interest of patients, employees and visitors. The union alleged in a statement that the way the tenders have been awarded after “recently spending hefty amount of Rs 15 crore on cafeteria building, turning into a lavish three-storied structure, casts shadow on the intentions of the authorities.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Out of more than 100, only 17 food items have been subsidized, and that too by enhancing their prices, still the authorities are claiming that their step is for the benefit of the patients, it alleged. Other than the 17 items, prices of other items are likely to be increased even further, the union claimed. The employees of All India Institute of Medical Sciences who were running the cafeteria are also likely to suffer because of the outsourcing decision, the statement stated. “The step of outsourcing is clearly aimed at causing undue benefit to the two bidders for reasons known only to the authorities. The employees union are trying to persuade the authorities to reconsider their decision,” it said. Recently, the employees, residents and some doctors took out a protest rally against the decision of the authorities.last_img read more

Focus back on IPL after World Cup selection

first_imgKolkata: Drafted into India’s World Cup squad as a back-up skipper, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels the focus will be back on IPL now that the selectors have picked the 15-man team for the showpiece event. Speculations were rife that Karthik’s World Cup dreams are over after the selectors dropped him for the five-match ODI series at home against Australia — India’s last assignment before the World Cup. The MSK Prasad-led selection panel had named Rishabh Pant in the squad for the Australia series, thus hinting that the youngster might be making the cut for the World Cup instead of Karthik. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut with his vast experience, the Tamil Nadu glovesman pipped Pant in the 15-member squad for the World Cup last Monday. “Now that the team has been picked all those have been part of team have been announced, I think the focus back on IPL. I think everything is back on track,” Karthik told reporters on the eve of their IPL clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens. “All the players are looking forward to a clean slate of games and some good cricket being played in the next few rounds. It’s a fabulous tournament to be a part of, every franchisee is giving everything they have to you, so lift that coveted trophy.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAfter starting their campaign on a smooth note, KKR slipped out of number two position and now find themselves at number six after a string of three defeats in a row. Bottom-placed RCB, on the other hand, will face a do-or-die scenario and Karthik doesn’t want to take the Virat Kohli-led side lightly. “RCB are a very good team and we’re all aware of it. I think every game is going to be important in this space of the tournament and taking one game at a time and giving the best that we can,” he said. On Kohli and AB de Villiers presence, he said: “They two are world class players we are very aware of that I think you know, they get going they are hard to stop.”last_img read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State topples No 11 Notre Dame 42

Then-junior forward Freddy Gerard celebrates as Mason Jobst scores an empty net goal during the third period of Ohio State’s 5-1 victory over Denver in the NCAA Tournament. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternWhat was originally expected to be a low-scoring game turned out to be a high-scoring affair, as Ohio State (16-5-4, 9-3-3 Big Ten) defeated Notre Dame (14-9-3, 7-7-2 Big Ten) 4-2, its fourth straight win. Ohio State senior forward Freddy Gerard led the team with two goals, scoring what would be the deciding goal on a power play midway in the third period to secure the win for the Buckeyes.Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said that he has seen a more consistent team as of late during the Buckeyes’ winning streak. “I think we’ve had a pretty good season, I think we’ve been more consistent lately,” Rohlik said.  “I think we were a little up-and-down at the beginning but I like the consistency that our team’s brought and I think that’s the correlation of having some success.”The second period showed surprising offensive aggression from Notre Dame: a team that is primarily known for its defense. After the first period goal from Gerard and the third goal of the season by Ohio State sophomore forward Austin Pooley, assisted by freshman forward Quinn Preston and junior defensman Matt Miller, the Fighting Irish stepped up, scoring two goals in 34 seconds: one by freshman forward Michael Graham on a power play and the other from junior forward Cam Morrison.   Notre Dame nearly doubled the Buckeyes’ aggression, having shot on target 11 times versus Ohio State’s six in the second period.The Buckeyes showed an increased aggression that was seemingly absent in the third period, shooting on target 11 times in total, something that led to the power play that helped lead Ohio State to the victory. “I thought we did a good job at third coming out, skating, moving our feet,” Pooley said.  “And I think when we move our feet like that we’re going to eventually draw penalties and we did a good job at that in the third.”Nearing the end of the third period, Notre Dame put the pressure on Ohio State. With their goalie pulled, shot after shot came at redshirt senior goaltender Sean Romeo.Adding eight saves in the third period, Romeo recorded 27 saves on 29 shot attempts in the Ohio State win. “He’s a big-time player, a big-time goalie,” Rohlik said about Romeo.  “You’ve seen that out of him before. He made that ESPN save there tonight at the end. Incredible.”Ohio State senior forward Brendon Kearney added a goal with one second left on the game clock, sneaking the puck away from the Fighting Irish and shooting it straight into Notre Dame’s empty net.Ohio State will play Notre Dame again at home at 8 p.m. Saturday. read more

VANTalks is back with a lineup of local luminaries

first_imgOne day soon, our cars will do all the driving by themselves. Technology will be so intelligent and capable, we’ll be freed up to achieve total fulfillment through artistic creativity, better relationships and renewal of what it means to be citizens and caretakers of the future.Then, we’ll hit the drive-thru. Want Burgerville fries with that future?Eight local thought leaders will bring their unique angles on life, technology and the road ahead to the Kiggins Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on May 24. It’s the second annual VANtalks, a two-hour tour of the cutting-edge ideas and amazing experiences that leaders, innovators and big thinkers right here in Clark County want to share with you.Here’s the lineup of subjects and speakers. The order may change:o “How We Work: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century.” Bruce Elgort, computer technology instructor at Clark College, will outline how AI can help dig real value out of the digital information blizzard.o “Technology Convergence: Shaping the Technologies That Shape Us.” Adriana Vela, founder of NanoTecNexus, will consider how to keep technology working for good, not evil.o “Do You Want Fries with That? How Self-Awareness + Love = Powerful Change.” Jessica Brown, manager at Burgerville, will talk about choosing love as we approach a cultural crossroads.last_img read more

Bands Sue Rolling Stone Over Tobacco Spread

first_img“It was conceived and created exclusively by the editorial department, without any review by or consultation with any advertiser,” a spokesperson for the magazine tells FOLIO:. “R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which advertised on the surrounding pages, didn’t see the editorial feature before the issue was printed. Rolling Stone did not and would not allow its editorial content to be dictated or approved by an advertiser.”The bands want the magazine to print a follow-up feature equal in size to the original clarifying that the 92 artists’ names were used without consent. They are also seeking compensatory damages.“Neither the band nor any of its members were ever contacted in any way at any time by anyone purporting to speak or act on behalf of Camel, R.J. Reynolds or Rolling Stone for the purpose of seeking their consent to use of their name in the magazine in connection with the Camel advertising section,” the complaint states. “It is obvious to any reasonable person viewing the … foldout … that it is the star attraction of a carefully designed and executed marketing and advertising pitch for Camel.”The suit also demands Rolling Stone alert the bands when it plans to use the artists names “without consent in future print publications or internet sites … in which any defendant plans to advertise.”More on this topic States Sue R.J. Reynolds Over Rolling Stone Spread Did Blender Blur Ad-Edit Line? Rolling Stone’s Weird Week Decision to Pull Tobacco Ads Will Have ‘Little Effect’ on Industry Alcohol Companies Shift Ads from Magazines to TV ASME’s Response to Rolling Stone, Harper’s BazaarJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive The Atlantic Taps Creative Leadership | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by A pair of indie rock bands have filed a class action lawsuit against Wenner Media and R.J. Reynolds over a nine-page, illustrated pull-out section published in the November 15 issue of Rolling Stone and sponsored by the tobacco company. The bands—Xiu Xiu and F*cked Up—allege the unauthorized use of artists’ names, unauthorized use of artists’ names for “commercial advantage” and unfair business practices.A total of 185 bands are included in the 18-page class action suit, which was filed this week in Alameda County, California. (Click here for the PDF.)The lawsuit comes on the heels of another suit—filed by eight states against R.J. Reynolds—claiming the company illegally used cartoons in an advertorial to sell cigarettes. R.J. Reynolds says the cartoons were part of Rolling Stone’s editorial treatment; Rolling Stone agrees.last_img read more

I taught sword fighting to none other than Sunny Deol Manas Adhiya

first_imgManas AdhiyaPR HandoutManas Adhiya says that he has done variety of action scenes that include wearing harness cables to fly and save Karishma Tanna, pulling Vivek Dahiya from falling off the cliff, teaching sword fighting to Sunny Deol.From the tender age of 4, where kids are yet to discover the world, Manas Adhiya began the journey as an actor. He performed in more than 200 live shows from 1996 to 2000 all over India and foreign countries, in Padmashree Kalyanji Anandji’s ‘Little Wonders’. He enjoyed acting on stage so much that he was confident that this is what he wants in life.Manas Adhiya, who started screen acting from 2003, completes 16 years in the industry. He says, “I still don’t believe that I have done enough to talk about, let alone brag about it. I believe I am a learner for life. Each and every role I play has helped me grow as an actor and I believe I’m still learning.”Manas has been challenged with diverse roles, from characters which needed a different and strong accent to expressions like that of a south Indian Iyer, a Punjabi munda, a Gujrati bhai, a Muslim bhaijaan, a Marathi manoos, a north Indian Pandey ji or of a Christian boy. He did them with all honesty. He has also experienced variations in the plot that demanded, kissing and bed scenes, drunk state, action drama, super natural powers and death.Manas says, “I’ve never shied away from the camera. I made sure to try and give my best each time. In my growing up years, people have encouraged me to be what I want to be. I took them very seriously and I said I want to become all of it.”He has played multiple characters of being a lover, a psycho thirsty for revenge, a geek, an outlaw, a prisoner, a villain with supernatural powers as owl man, faked to be his father’s ghost and scared people, and cried his heart out. He’s played a handicap, a thief, and a supportive best friend.Manas says, “In reel life, I have lost count of how many times I have been a killer. So far, I have killed my daadi, nani, younger brother, uncle and watchman. I have also committed suicide and been killed thrice, once murdered at a cricket pitch, another by a seventeen year old girl and not to forget, also been killed by the beautiful, Mouni Roy, as Naagin. I have bullied, leaked exam papers, taken out dead bodies from graveyard and lakes, jumped from first floor breaking glass window, had evil owl powers inside me, drove a truck, did IPL betting, used abusive languages, been in a courtroom and jail too.” Manas AdhiyaPR HandoutManas adds, “In this wonderful journey of acting, I have got a chance to play sports like cricket, lawn tennis and football while filming the scenes. I have also worn harness cables to fly and save Karishma Tanna, performed different action scenes that include pulling Vivek Dahiya from falling off the cliff, found pokemons under water, taught sword fighting to none other than Mr. Sunny Deol. I have had the chance to play historical roles where I was one of the close friends of Chandragupta Maurya. Strangely, I have played a range of characters, with the funniest of names, such as Natarajan Subramanium Iyer aka Nutty, Gotya, Zulfi, Pinchu, Ghanghor, Zirfan, Pyaare, Sushu, Pallav and the like.”Although Manas has been in the entertainment industry for a short time he has had the opportunity to share the screen with great actors like Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, John Abraham, Sunny Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Manisha koirala, Deepti Naval, Ayesha Takia, Sushant Singh, Ronit Roy, Mouni Roy, Karanvir Bohra, Sudha Chandran, Ada Khan, Aashka Goradia, Karishma Tanna, Vivek Dahiya, Raghu Ram, Sharad Kelkar, Raju Kher, Suniel Shetty and MS. Dhoni.”By the grace of God, I’ve been fortunate to work with ace film makers like Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kohli, Ahmed Khan, Ekta Kapoor, Craig Gillespie, Ronnie Screwvala and Atul Taishete. I wouldn’t say that I am 16 years old in this industry, but I am 16 years younger and hopefully I have a long way to go,” he concludes.Manas Adhiya was last seen in Alt Balaji’s ‘Medically Yourrs’ with Shantanu Maheshwari , he has portrayed the character of Pallav Pandey, a medical student. The show is set in the backdrop of Kolkata.last_img read more

A Soldier Killed Last Week In Syria Has Been Identified As A

first_imgA soldier killed last week in Syria has been identified as a 36-year-old from Austin.The Associated Press reports Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar died Friday as a result of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Manbij, near the Turkish border.The attack also killed a member of the British armed forces, and wounded five other people.The U.S.-led coalition released a statement Saturday saying that forces were conducting a mission to kill or capture a known member of the Islamic State when they encountered the roadside bomb.Dunbar was assigned to the headquarters of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is the fourth American service member to die in Syria since the U.S. began attacking I.S. militants there in September 2014.Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar 1st SFOD-DKIA, IED, Manbij, Syria15 JUL 1981 – 30 MAR 2018RIP Brother and God be with your loved ones— Ken Pepper (@KenPepper45) April 1, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Butler to Challenge Gray for Ward 7 Council Seat

first_imgGary Butler is a former advisory neighborhood commissioner. (Courtesy Photo)Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray handily won the June 14 Democratic primary over D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander. However, former Ward 7 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Gary Butler wants to make sure residents have an option in the general election.Butler recently resigned his position as a commissioner for single-member district 7B03 in Ward 7 to run as an independent against Gray on Nov. 8. In an interview with the AFRO, Butler said that he wants to be a “change agent” in the ward.“I want to be a catalyst for change in Ward 7,” Butler said. “There needs to be someone who steps up and makes a change. I also want to improve the image of the Black male in public service in this city.”Butler is a native Washingtonian who graduated from Anacostia High School in Ward 8 and attended the University of the District of Columbia. He is a real-estate broker and lives with his family in the Twining area of the ward, located near the John Sousa Bridge.Butler and Ward 2 resident Bruce Majors are the only independent candidates running for ward seats in the general election. D.C. Council member Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) and Trayon White, Democratic candidate for the Ward 8 council seat, have no opponents in the general election at AFRO press time.D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is seeking re-election and has attracted two independents, Jimmy Calomiris and Drew Franklin, the Republican nominee Carolina Celnik, and the Statehood-Green hopeful G. Lee Aiken as opponents in the general election. The other at-large spot will go to Democratic Party nominee Robert White because of the city’s 10 to 1 registration among Democrats.Petitions to be on the ballot as an independent seeking a council seat are due on Aug. 10.Butler said he will focus on issues such as more affordable housing in Ward 7, closing the wealth gap in the District, fighting homelessness, the need for better transportation in Ward 7 through the use of bike lanes, and better coordination with the always-busy I-295 corridor and government transparency. “Homeless people use to be only in downtown and now they are making their way over here,” Butler said.Butler realizes no independent candidate for a ward seat has been elected to the D.C. Council. However, political empowerment for people who live east of the Anacostia River is the most important thing. “There is too much corruption and too much ‘pay-to-play’,” he said. “I will work on the council to get some of that out.”“There are almost 150,000 people who live in Ward 7 and 8,” Butler said. “We need another voice east of the river on the D.C. Council. That would bring Ward 7 a level of respectability around this city.”The AFRO approached the Gray campaign regarding Butler’s candidacy. “We encourage all candidates who have positive ideas about Ward 7 to run,” Chuck Thies, Gray’s campaign spokesman, told the AFRO in an email. “Informed, thoughtful candidates who run dignified campaigns add to the democratic process. When voters have choices, more people get involved. Vince is determined to increase civic engagement in Ward 7. We’re confident Mr. Butler has the same values.”While many Ward 7 Democrats will support Gray in the general election, there are some who are willing to listen to Butler. “Gary Butler is welcome to run and that is part of the political process,” Cinque Culver, a resident from the River Terrace section of the ward, told the AFRO. “I want to support the Democratic nominee for council but I want to sit down with both of them to hear what they have to say.”last_img read more

Accelerometer in phone has tracking potential researchers find

first_img © 2013 “Code running on the website in the device’s mobile browser measured the tiniest defects in the device’s accelerometer—the sensor that detects movement—producing a unique set of numbers that advertisers could exploit to identify and track most smartphones,” said the report.Ad tracking and privacy will continue to be a point of research, discussion and debate as companies pursue customer data in order to target ads and special offers. Cookies have served as a popular way for marketers to understand user actions and target ads accordingly. Product and service promoters could use the ID approach the same way they use cookies to monitor user online actions and target ads. What is worrisome about accelerometer-fed information is that there would be no user control. The data could not be allowed or denied by the user. As for research, this would not be the first research attempt to look at the security aspects of accelerometers in smartphones. In 2010, a paper by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Houston, University of Puerto Rico and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering titled “Detecting User Activities Using the Accelerometer on Android Smartphones,” made a similar point.”Accelerometers can be used to detect movement and the rate of change of the speed of movement…the use of accelerometers in Android applications does not require the application to have permission to use it. Therefore, it is possible for an application to collect a user’s accelerometer data without the user’s knowledge. With accelerometer data and the use of a server to collect the information, it is a fairly simple task for someone to gain a user’s personal information, their location, or to figure out what a user is doing or typing.”In 2012, a paper titled “Practicality of Accelerometer Side Channels on Smartphones” by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania reported that by analyzing data gathered by accelerometers they were able to get a good idea of the Pin or pattern used to protect a phone. “In this paper, we show that the accelerometer sensor can also be employed as a high-bandwidth side channel; particularly, we demonstrate how to use the accelerometer sensor to learn user tap and gesture-based input as required to unlock smartphones using a PIN/password or Android’s graphical password pattern.”What is noteworthy about findings from Bojinov and colleagues is that it was not only the accelerometer that could generate data for tracking. They also called attention to the microphone and speaker, where they were able to produce a unique “frequency response curve,” based on how devices play and record a common set of frequencies. The researchers are to publish their results in the coming months. Citation: Accelerometer in phone has tracking potential, researchers find (2013, October 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: … hrough-sensor-flaws/ Explore furthercenter_img ( —The smartphone’s paths to security vulnerability continue to capture the attention of security researchers. Currently, the focus is turning to the rise in sensors being designed into smartphones, and their potential role in breach of privacy. Researchers want to learn more about how data-producing sensors may raise security risks, and a recent finding turns its focus on accelerometers. A team at Stanford discovers that an accelerometer can help identify the smartphone in seconds. According to a detailed account of the research in SFGate, the discovery involves a Stanford University research team who last year set out to test if devices could be identified via various smartphone sensors. Hristo Bojinov, a PhD candidate in computer science and part of the group, said the intent was to raise awareness among device makers, designers and policy professionals how sensors might be an avenue for tracking. They did find flaws in phone sensors which, potentially, advertisers could exploit. Researchers find accelerometers may pose security risk for smartphones This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

New paper by prominent scientists suggests ocean levels will rise much faster

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Explore further © 2015 A group of 17 scientists with varied backgrounds, including noted climatologist James Hansen has written a paper describing a scenario where the world’s oceans rise much faster than other models have predicted—they have uploaded it to Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics—an open access site created to allow for public peer review of researcher ideas. Citation: New paper by prominent scientists suggests ocean levels will rise much faster than predicted (2015, July 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from At issue is the degree to which the world’s ocean levels will rise if global atmospheric temperatures rise by 2 C, a standard that has been set as a seemingly acceptable level. The authors argue that such a rise will result in much faster ice melting than other models have suggested, resulting in a rise of the world’s oceans to dangerous levels. They suggest it likely will occur even if atmospheric levels are somehow kept below that benchmark.To come to these conclusions, the team looked at what happened before—back during the Eemian period (prior to the last Ice Age), when atmospheric temperatures were approximately 1 C warmer than they are now. They found that ocean levels were higher than they should have been based on modern models. That finding sent them looking for an explanation—after much work they came up with the idea that a small amount of atmospheric warming led to a small amount of sheet ice melt, which led to a change in ocean current patterns, which created a feedback loop—the more the ice sheet melted the faster it began to melt due to trapped warm water below. They conclude that adhering to the 2 C rise will lead to a very dangerous situation, where coastal areas and island countries will face dire consequences.The paper has already been met with some criticism by other climatologists, though most appear to agree that politicians voting on an acceptable degree of atmospheric rise is likely not in the world’s best interest. Also, it appears, because the paper is addressed to policymakers, that the researchers are hoping their work will cause more than just a change in the standards that have been set—that it might also wake the human race to the cataclysmic changes that really are coming and cause us to change our ways before it is too late—if it is not already. More information: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 15, 20059-20179, 2015 DOI: 10.5194/acpd-15-20059-2015 Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warminglast_img read more

Clojure 1100beta1 is out

first_imgOn October 6, the release of Clojure 1.10.0-beta1 was announced. With this release, Clojure 1.10 will now be considered feature complete and only critical bug fixes will be addressed. Changes introduced in Clojure 1.10 Detecting error phase Clojure errors can occur in five distinct phases, which include read, macroexpand, compile, eval, and print. Clojure and the REPL can now identify these phases in the exception and/or the message. The read/macroexpand/compile phases produce a CompilerException and indicate the location in the caller source code where the problem occurred. CompilerException now implements IExceptionInfo and ex-data reports exception data including the optional keys: :clojure.error/source: Name of the source file :clojure.error/line: Line in source file :clojure.error/column: Column of line in source file :clojure.error/phase: This indicates the phase (:read, :macroexpand, :compile) :clojure.error/symbol – Symbol being macroexpanded or compiled Also, clojure.main now contains a new function called ex-str that can be used by external tools to get a repl message for a CompilerException to match the clojure.main repl behavior. Introducing tap tap, a shared and globally accessible system, is used for distributing a series of informational or diagnostic values to a set of handler functions. It acts as a better debug prn and can also be used for facilities like logging. Read string capture mode A new function, read+string is added that not only mimics read, but also captures the string that is read. It then returns both the read value and the (whitespace-trimmed) read string. prepl (alpha) This is a new stream-based REPL with a structured output. These are the new functions that are added in clojure.core.server: prepl: It is a REPL with structured output (for programs). io-prepl: A prepl bound to *in* and *out* suitable for use with the Clojure socket server. remote-prepl: A prepl that can be connected to a remote prepl over a socket. prepl is now alpha and subject to change. Java 8 or above required Clojure 1.10 now requires Java 8 or above. The following are few of the updates related to this change and Java compatibility fixes for Java 8, 9, 10, and 11: Java 8 is now the minimum requirement for Clojure 1.10 Embedded ASM is updated to 6.2 Reliance on jdk166 jar is removed ASM regression is fixed Invalid bytecode generation for static interface method calls in Java 9+ is now fixed Reflection fallback for –illegal-access warnings in Java 9+ is added Brittle test that fails on Java 10 build due to serialization drift is fixed Type hint is added to address reflection ambiguity in JDK 11 Other new functions in core To increase the portability of the error-handling code, the following functions have been added: ex-cause: To extract the cause exception ex-message: To extract the cause message To know more about the changes in Clojure 1.10, check out its GitHub repository. Read Next Vue.js 3.0 is ditching JavaScript for TypeScript. What else is new? Java 11 is here with TLS 1.3, Unicode 11, and more updates Rust 2018 RC1 now released with Raw identifiers, better path clarity, and other changeslast_img read more

Canadabound WestJet plane makes emergency landing in Iceland

first_img Posted by Monday, September 12, 2016 Canada-bound WestJet plane makes emergency landing in Iceland Tags: WestJet Sharecenter_img LONDON — WestJet says a flight from London to Edmonton diverted to Iceland on Saturday after the crew discovered a “potential mechanical issue.’”The pilots aboard the Boeing 767 declared an in-flight emergency about two hours after taking off from Gatwick Airport, but landed safely at Keflavik airport.Dan Hayden, a passenger on the plane, said there was a large cracking noise about 90 minutes into the flight.“We joked that an engine had gone. About 30 minutes later the pilot confirmed that it was an engine fault and they had been unable to resolve it, so we would land in Keflavik,” Hayden said in an email.WestJet didn’t disclose the nature of the mechanical issue, but said the plane would remain in Iceland for maintenance, and passengers would be put up in hotels and given meal vouchers until alternate arrangements could be made.It wouldn’t say how many people were onboard flight WS27, citing competition reasons.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTWestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said that declaring an emergency “does not necessarily mean an actual emergency has occurred,” and is a measure taken “out of an abundance of caution.”Video of the jet’s landing in Keflavik that was posted to YouTube appeared to show an uneventful daylight landing, although fire trucks with lights flashing could be seen near the runway.WestJet flights to London’s Gatwick airport began in May. According to the website the Boeing 767 that landed in Keflavik entered service in 1991 with Qantas.WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said in July that issues with the used Boeing 767s that were added to the fleet for the London flights were partly to blame for the company’s drop in earnings in the first quarter of 2016.Saretsky said at the time that the company dealt with flight delays and cancellations, and that the problems were heightened because the aircraft were delivered 55 days late. But he said that “early teething pains” had been worked out.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerHayden, who was on his way from the UK to a wedding in Las Vegas, said they were still waiting for word about flights out of Iceland.“We have a few days before the wedding, but we have no clothes to handle the cold temperatures here so we hope it’s not a long stay,” Hayden said. << Previous PostNext Post >> The Canadian Press last_img read more

Sony Pictures Networks India is to acquire Ten Spo

first_imgSony Pictures Networks India is to acquire Ten Sports Network from Zee Entertainment Enterprises for US$385 million (€345 million).Sony said the acquisition would add South Asia’s leading sports network to its existing portfolio of channels. The channels being acquired include Ten 1, Ten 1 HD, Ten 2, Ten 3, Ten Golf HD, Ten Cricket and Ten Sports. Ten Sports Network operates in territories including India, the Maldives, Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East and the Caribbean.The channels hold rights to WWE wrestling, UEFA Champions League and Europa League football, France’s Ligue 1, the English Football League Cup, and high-profile tennis, golf, athletics, motor sports and cycling events.“India has been a strong driver of Sony Pictures’ growing networks business for two decades, and sports continue to play a significant role in that growth. The acquisition of Ten Sports, following the launch of Sony ESPN channels, will mean that our Indian networks would reach over 800 million viewers and broadcast many of the most popular and prestigious sporting events in the world,” said Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks, Sony Pictures Television.“This is a landmark deal for Zee and a step towards a strategic portfolio shuffle as we grow our general entertainment business both in the domestic and overseas markets. While we have grown our sports business over the last 10 years through acquisition of content at competitive prices, our focus now is on transforming ourselves into an all-round media and content company, comprising of five verticals, viz. broadcast, digital, films, live events, and international business; and we continue to move rapidly towards our set business goals. While I have always been proud of our sports business, I strongly believe that Sony will add more value to it by taking it to even greater heights. I wish them all the success,” said Punit Goenka, managing director, Zee Entertainment Enterprises.last_img read more