first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur FC on Monday added C.K. Vineeth to their squad for the upcoming Indian Super League season.The midfielder from Kerala has racked up 53 goals in 203 career appearances and has earned seven caps for the national football team. Vineeth has won two I-League titles (2014, 2016) and two Federation Cup crowns (2015, 2017) with Bengaluru FC. He was instrumental in Bengaluru FC’s 2016 AFC Cup campaign where they ended runners-up.Here’s our new signing, with no further delay,He’s been a 🌟 everywhere he’s played.He’s an all-action midfielder, and his goals are a plus. Now CK Vineeth is one of us!Read More 👉 https://t.co/E4ORpRkciG#JamKeKhelo #JoharVineeth pic.twitter.com/IFzem5uvpt— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) August 26, 2019 “It’s an exciting opportunity for me to play for Jamshedpur. I have been here twice while playing for Kerala Blasters in the last two seasons and the atmosphere at The Furnace was absolutely brilliant. It’s a highly challenging ground for any opposition and it will be exciting to be on the other side this season,” he said in a statement.Here is to new beginnings and new adventures! Extremely humbled to announce my next stint with the dynamic @JamshedpurFC !Looking forward to the incredible experiences and learnings at the furnace! See you on the ground#JamKeKhelo #JohaarJamshedpur https://t.co/LZlWplZ4U0— CK Vineeth (@ckvineeth) August 26, 2019 CK Vineethfootballindian footballindian super league First Published: August 26, 2019, 7:12 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs face Leicester City on Saturday already seven points off Premier League leaders Liverpool, having won just two of their opening six games to the season.After blowing a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 away to Olympiakos in their Champions League opener on Wednesday, Harry Kane bemoaned the lack of maturity from a squad that should have been hardened by the progress made during Mauricio Pochettino’s five years in charge. “We’re not young any more, we’re not inexperienced,” said the England captain. “We’ve played in big games for club and country.”I can see why the manager is frustrated because he’s been here for six years now and we’re still making similar mistakes to the ones we were in his first year.”We’ve got to find a way to get around it, improve and get better.”Pochettino questioned his players’ attitude for not matching the standards of a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace last weekend on their visit to Greece in midweek. Pochettino has often surpassed expectations during his time in charge.He successfully guided the club through nearly two years at a temporary home at Wembley, while maintaining Spurs in the Premier League’s top four, and make progress in Europe on a shoestring budget compared to the Champions League elite.But a return of just 19 points from Tottenham’s last 17 Premier League games shows how their progress has stalled.Instead of looking up to challenge Liverpool or Manchester City, Spurs immediate priority is to make sure their place in the top six does not come under threat from a chasing pack, including their hosts this week.Leicester are level with Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea on eight points from their opening five league games of the season and are confident of upsetting the ‘top six’ applecart again, three years on from their remarkable Premier League title triumph.And while a return to European football is the Foxes’ aim, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers hopes not having those exertions this season can help his side’s challenge for a top-six finish.Premier League 2019 Live: LEICESTER CITY VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR Live StreamingWhere to watch Premier League 2019 Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur live in India (TV channels)?The Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur match in the Premier League will be played at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. The Premier League Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD1 channels in India at 5 PM.How and where to watch PL 2019 Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur live streaming?The Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users.(With inputs from AFP) harry kaneking power stadiumLeicester CityLeicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur First Published: September 21, 2019, 12:53 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_img× Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during their IPL encounter against Rising Pune Supergiant here.The incident happened at the Wankhede Stadium last night when Mumbai needed 17 in the last over bowled by Jaydev Unadkat 5 while chasing 161 for win.In the first delivery, Ben Stokes took a brilliant catch in the deep to pack off Hardik Pandya, while the second was heaved over long-on for a six by Rohit.Having seen Rohit shuffle across the stumps, Unadkat pushed the third delivery of the over wide and Rohit, realising that the ball was veering away from the guideline for wide deliveries, left it alone.But umpire S Ravi didn’t call it a wide. Disappointed with the decision, Rohit walked up to the umpire and protested angrily even as the square-leg umpire A Nand Kishore intervened.Needing 11 off three balls, Rohit skied the fourth ball and was caught-and-bowled by Unadkat for a 39-ball 58 as Mumbai went down by three runs.“Mr Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials. This is Mr Sharma’s second Level 1 offence this season,” the IPL release said. “For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.” Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma argues with an umpire during the IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiants in Mumbai on April 24.   –  PTI The incident happened at the Wankhede Stadium last night when Mumbai needed 17 in the last over. COMMENT April 25, 2017 Pune beat MI by three runs in tense finish COMMENTS RELATED cricket Published on Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma argues with an umpire during the IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiants in Mumbai on April 24.   –  PTI SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL IPL 2017last_img read more

first_imgFeb 8, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. The Kings defeated the Celtics 108-92. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY SportsAdvertisementAccording to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics agreed to terms on a new four-year, $52 million contract. Celtics GM Danny Ainge was reported, “seriously engaged in contract talks” with Smart’s agent Happy Walters about a potential four-year deal with Boston, according to Wojnarowski.Smart had been frustrated with the lack of communication with the Celtics at the start of free agency. However, Ainge made it clear last week that Smart was the main focus for Boston this offseason.“Our priority remains the same,” Ainge said last week. “Our priority is still Marcus [Smart] in free agency, and that’s where we are.”Restricted free agent Marcus Smart has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal to return to the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 19, 2018The 24-year-old guard averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steal for the Celtics in 54 games last season. He was a key spark off the Celtics’ bench who finished many games with the starting unit because of his elite-level defense.Smart was drafted by the Celtics with the No. 6 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWith another young French prospect, Gael Kakuta heading With another young French prospect, Gael Kakuta heading for Chelsea at the same time, the French press cried scandal at the motives of the young players. Moriba did not appreciate the criticism. “I was shocked! They wrote that I was given a house over there, but that was wrong! I was accused of selling my child!” Moriba said she always encouraged her sons to play football. Paul Pogba was always the most talented but all three were also good table-tennis players. “Theyve always played football, always. I used to have to call then four, five times,” she said. “Id shout from the balcony: Come home! Its time.” Yeo broke out into laughter again, before adding with a more serious tone: “Ive made a lot of sacrifices for my children. “(Football) counted a lot in their education because it calmed them down. My boys were always moving, they moved too much! When they came back from sport they were exhausted.” Now the familys future is secure. Paul Pogba has been linked to huge transfers to Spain and even back to Manchester United, now under Jose Mourinho. Florentin plays for Saint-Etienne in the French top flight while Mathias is at Partick Thistle in Scotland. The twins both play for Guinea, their parents home and where they were born, although they grew up in the Paris suburbs. Moriba keeps a special eye on her youngest son and his image. Paul has made a name for himself almost as much for his extravagant hairstyles as his football ability. “Pauls haircuts, that comes from me, I change mine all the time,” she said in another explosion of satisfied laughter. AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBreast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women worldwide and touches lives every day.While experiences with the disease may vary, the desire to defeat breast cancer is universal. This year, in honor of a shared vision for a world without this disease, The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign celebrates the power of global solidarity by encouraging people around the world to “Take Action Together to Defeat Breast Cancer.”The 2016 BCA Campaign invites women, men and families to draw inspiration from one another and unite in action on BCAcampaign.com and social media, while supporting lifesaving breast cancer research.Over the past two decades, The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, launched by the late Evelyn H. Lauder, co-creator of the Pink Ribbon and founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), has been a leading voice for breast cancer awareness around the world, igniting a global movement that has helped save millions of lives and fund innovative breast cancer research. Today, The BCA Campaign is active in more than 70 countries and has raised more than $65 million to support global research, education and medical services, with more than $50 million funding 200 BCRF medical research grants worldwide over the past 22 years. These funds help accelerate critical research across wide-ranging areas such as tumor biology, heredity and ethnicity, lifestyle and prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. Around the world, The BCA Campaign partners with more than 60 breast cancer organizations focused on breast cancer research, education and medical services. This year, The BCA Campaign is committed to raising $6 million in support of its mission to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research.William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., proudly champions The BCA Campaign’s mission worldwide and continues to honor the legacy of his late mother, Evelyn H. Lauder, stating “Our longstanding commitment to defeating breast cancer is a powerful source of pride at The Estée Lauder Companies—spanning continents, cultures and languages. Each year, our employees, consumers and partners worldwide come together to enhance awareness, raise funds and inspire meaningful action to fight this disease.”Whether going through a diagnosis, caring for someone who has been personally affected or simply wanting to know a world without this disease, each person has the power to make a difference. This year, The BCA Campaign spotlights the true impact of togetherness by connecting a variety of influencers and contributors to bring their diverse backgrounds and perspectives to its global community. From bloggers, fashion designers and fitness experts to survivors and medical professionals, together, these new contributors will share a range of advice, tips and resources designed to encourage action in ways that inspire, support others and promote health and wellness.To encourage unique actions that resonate with individuals who have varying connections with the disease, The BCA Campaign’s global website, BCAcampaign.com, is evolving into an editorial destination featuring powerful, fresh content from diverse voices in the breast cancer community. A variety of educational, impactful resources will be brought to life through social and digital, providing ways for people to take action and create meaningful change in their own lives and the lives of others throughout the year.Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., said, “At The Estée Lauder Companies, we continuously strive to have a meaningful impact in the communities where we live, work and have a presence. I am so proud of our Company’s collective efforts around the world, as we continue to elevate breast cancer education and medical research through The BCA Campaign.”Elizabeth Hurley, Global Ambassador for The BCA Campaign, stated “Through my travels as The BCA Campaign’s Global Ambassador, I’ve met thousands of people touched by breast cancer and numerous experts who play a role in advancing breast cancer education and medical research. I truly believe there’s strength in numbers and strength in unity. Together, we can take action to defeat this terrible disease that touches so many of us.”The following highly sought-after and iconic brands of The Estée Lauder Companies are contributing to The 2016 BCA Campaign by selling Pink Ribbon Products or making donations to BCRF: Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and bumble, Clinique, Darphin, Donna Karan New York, Estée Lauder, Jo Malone London, La Mer, Lab Series, Origins, Prescriptives, Smashbox, Tom Ford Beauty and Tory Burch. These brands come together in their support of The BCA Campaign’s mission to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research.Beginning September 30, 2016, the global BCA Campaign will: • Bring awareness to the importance of breast health globally by distributing educational brochures and millions of Pink Ribbons at The Estée Lauder Companies’ brand counters worldwide, as well as through BCAcampaign.com and social media @BCAcampaign • Unite a variety of key partners and influencers worldwide to demonstrate the power of taking action together and encourage others to make a difference • Galvanize The Estée Lauder Companies’ employees around the world to participate in walks, fundraisers, auctions, concerts and other events to benefit BCRF and local breast cancer charities • Host a variety of workshops, seminars and trainings to raise awareness of breast cancer and early prevention • Provide people around the world with a range of meaningful, impactful content on BCAcampaign.com that encourages them to take action in the fight against breast cancer throughout the year and offer opportunities to continue the conversation on social media • Illuminate buildings, monuments and landmarks worldwide in glowing pink lights to raise awareness of breast health and empower people around the world to take action to defeat breast cancer; in New York, the iconic Pink Ribbon will scroll across the mast of the Empire State Building, which will be lit in brilliant pink. • Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by engaging BCA Campaign spokespeople at key events worldwide that spotlight the power of taking action together. On September 30, Elizabeth Hurley, Global Ambassador for The BCA Campaign, will ring The New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell, joined by inspiring employees of The Estée Lauder Companies who are taking action to defeat breast cancer in a variety of ways. • Offer Pink Ribbon Products globally through many of The Estée Lauder Companies’ sought-after beauty brands to raise awareness and fundsTo participate in The 2016 BCA Campaign, visit BCAcampaign.com and follow on social media @BCAcampaign and #BCAstrength. Together, our actions can bring us closer to a world without breast cancer.last_img read more

first_imgCasablanca- What could be the most undesirable occurrence on the first day of a fresh year? Indeed, someone’s death! A violent fight erupted between two young men on the first day of January, and resulted in the death of one of them after he received a deadly stab from the other. The victim, 24, lost his life at Bani Mekada neighborhood in Tangier, in a fight against another young man who is now still on the run. Investigations are ongoing to find the suspect, who vanished from all sights right after committing his crime.Residents of Bani Mekada neighborhood in Tangier were shocked at the sight of the dead man’s body on the first day of 2014—the last thing you’d want to see after being wished a Happy New Year. “My wish for this New Year is to see more security prevail in our cities and see the government give harsher jail sentences to all criminals,” a student from Casablanca’s Ain Chok university told MWN.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Given the conflict in the south of the country and militarily vulnerable borders in the east and southeast, “the threat to peace has not diminished,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, told the Security Council in an open meeting that saw the participation of more than two dozen speakers.“To be candid, international participation needs to improve,” he said, calling on donors to ensure “meaningful participation” of their representatives in international meetings on Afghanistan’s future and on the ground.Mr. Koenigs also pressed the Government to do more to fulfil its role as called for in the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year UN-backed blueprint launched early last year which sets benchmarks for certain security, governance and development goals.“The continued passivity of many government agencies – in the expectation that the international community will come to their rescue to meet the Compact objectives – only serves to delay progress and in some cases undermine it,” he cautioned.Also briefing the Council, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa reported on its latest Afghanistan survey, which offered a mixed picture marked by some progress but also serious threats posed by the nexus between terrorism and illicit drug revenue.While opium cultivation in the centre-north of the country is decreasing, thanks to improved security conditions and development, in the south, “the vicious circle of drugs funding terrorism and terrorism supporting drug lords is stronger than ever,” he said. “Afghanistan’s drug problem occurs in a security vacuum, where illicit crops coexist with other criminal activities that support such cultivation.”Mr. Costa recommended improved border management, bringing major drug traffickers to justice and stamping out corruption as three tactics to combat Afghanistan’s illicit drug production.“Terrorism, narcotics, weak State institutions and the slow pace of reconstruction are among our main challenges,” Afghanistan’s representative Zahir Tanin acknowledged at the meeting. “As such, it would be safe to state that we have jointly underestimated the magnitude of the challenges facing Afghanistan.”Citing the gains the country has made since 2001, when the oppressive Taliban regime was ousted, he said that it is “ever more obvious that the renewed commitment of the international community is required to address the remaining obstacles and consolidate the gains of the past years.”As a basis for its discussion, the Security Council had Security-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on Afghanistan, which proposed a 12-month extension of UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA).With Afghanistan at a “critical juncture,” the report said “it is time for the international community to reconfirm its commitment to Afghanistan.”UNAMA, along with its Afghan and international partners, is “well positioned” to assist in meeting challenges the country faces, such as the insurgency, national reconciliation and narcotics trafficking, the report said. 20 March 2007The senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called on both the international community and the war-torn country’s Government to increase efforts to promote reconstruction and bring lasting stability to the “place of hope and challenge.” read more

Embattled Chesapeake Energy Corp. founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon will retire on April 1.McClendon will step down even though Chesapeake says a review of his business dealings has not revealed improper conduct.Chesapeake Chairman Archie Dunham said in a statement the company needs a new leader to help develop the oil and gas assets the company has amassed under McClendon.McClendon, 53, founded the company 24 years ago and pushed it to acquire drilling rights to huge amounts of land.The strategy landed the company promising assets — and enormous debt.A plan that allowed McClendon to invest personally in the company’s wells came under renewed scrutiny last year, and he was forced to step aside as board chairman.Chesapeake shares rose 9 per cent in after-hours trading. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2013 5:50 pm MDT Chesapeake Energy founder, CEO Aubrey McClendon to retire April 1; search begins for successor read more

Presenting his latest report to the General Assembly committee dealing with human rights issues (Third Committee), Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, further urged the General Assembly to submit a separate report from the Commission of Inquiry set up to probe the human righst situation in the country, to the Security Council.Further, he said that he UN system as a whole should follow up the Commission of Inquiry’s report in a “coordinated and unified way,” as envisaged in the Human Rights up Front initiative, which seeks to prevent genocide and human rights violations.“This would send an unequivocal signal that the international community is determined to take the follow up to the work of the Commission of inquiry on the DPRK to a new level,” Mr. Darusman said, who als serves as a member of that panel.The 400-page report was released in February by the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the DPRK, which was established by the Human Rights Council in March 2013. Documenting in great detail the rights violations committed in the country, the report called for urgent action to address the human rights situation, including referral to the ICC.Noting that he held his first-ever meeting with DPRK officials on the margins of the General Assembly today, Mr. Darusman said that all relevant parts of the UN system “should work to alleviate specific areas of sufferings, as relevant to their mandates, in relation to the aforementioned violations documented by the commission of inquiry and the recommendations accepted during the universal periodic review.” Welcoming what he called the “active engagement” of DPRK authorities in the second review of the human rights situation in the country carried out by other States – known as the “universal periodic review,” he acknowledged that the Government had accepted 113 recommendations out of the 268 made. The accepted recommendations mainly relate to the fulfilment of economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the protection of women’s and children’s rights.“I welcome these signs of increased engagement by the DPRK with the Human Rights Council and international community, and I hope they will bear fruit,” Mr. Darusman said.He stressed, however, that he was deeply concerned that the DPRK has failed to accept any recommendations relating to the findings of the Commission of Inquiry . Any efforts by the DPRK to engage with the international community should be premised on a more fundamental acknowledgement of the problems, and must not “divert from efforts to ensure the accountability of those responsible,” he added.During his presentation, Mr. Darusman also asked the General Assembly to request that the DPRK grant access to the UN human rights mechanisms to assist, assess and verify the implementation of the recommendations. Additionally, he said he was encouraged by recent moves to reopen the investigation of international abductions and enforced disappearances committed by the DPRK.“The…authorities should allow all persons who have been abducted or otherwise forcibly disappeared, as well as their descendants, to return immediately to their countries of origin, and speed up the investigation into the fate of those missing in a transparent and verifiable manner,” Mr. Darusman stressed. read more

UNICEF said in a press release that it welcomed a new Greek law, which came into force on 4 April, exempting certain vulnerable groups, including unaccompanied and separated children, children with disabilities, victims of distress and trauma, pregnant women and women who recently gave birth, from “exceptional border procedures” or returns. However more needs to be done.Currently more than 22,000 refugee and migrant children are stranded in Greece, facing an uncertain future and even forms of detention since the EU-Turkey agreement went into effect last month.UNICEF called for a well-managed process to be put in place to determine each child’s best interests and fulfil the basic needs of all children – including adequate accommodation, health care and protection against trafficking and exploitation in line with international and European laws.Children have specific grounds to claim international protection; such as if faced with the threat of recruitment to armed forces or forced marriage. The European Commission has stipulated that returns will be in accordance with international and European law, said UNICEF.“Any decision about any child, whether a toddler or a teenager, whether with family or not, should be guided by the best interests of that child,” said Marie-Pierre Poirier, Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.“Children need to be heard. A rushed decision to return can lead to a rash result and going back to a place of fear and violence. Children, no matter where they come from, must have access to basic services at all times,” she added.Capacity to care and support for unaccompanied and separated children has been overstretched in Greece. With nowhere to house them, many are taken into temporary “protective custody,” or de facto detention within closed first reception or police facilities, for increasingly extended periods.Ms. Poirier expressed concern about reports that some children are being detained due to their migration status. “Escaping war and seeking survival is never a crime,” she said.Unaccompanied and separated children, are among the most vulnerable and make up about 10 per cent of all refugee and migrant children in Greece, or some 2,000, but not all are registered.Between January and mid-March 2016, 1,156 unaccompanied and separated children had been registered in Greece, an increase of over 300 per cent in the rate of registration compared to the same period in 2015.The first returns to Turkey from the Greek islands were monitored this week by UNICEF’s partners, in Dikili port, in Izmir province. UNICEF will continue to work closely with Turkish Government authorities to provide humanitarian assistance. Turkey currently hosts over 2.7 million Syrian refugees.UNICEF has been helping Syrian refugee children and families since 2012. Last year UNICEF, working with government and civil society partners, provided support to over 400,000 Syrian children with education, protection and basic services. read more

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Wounded soldiers could one day be evacuated from the battlefield by a robot stretcher.  A new remote-controlled battlefield vehicle that can be fitted to carry casualties will be unveiled in London next week.The Ironclad unmanned ground vehicle has been built by defence giant BAE Systems to take on some of the most dangerous jobs that soldiers face.The versatile electric-powered vehicle can currently be driven by wireless remote control, but will in future be fitted with artificial intelligence allowing it to navigate the battlefield on its own.Commanders can fit the chassis with a stretcher for casualty evacuation and the vehicle would make its own way back to an aid station, freeing up soldiers from stretcher-bearing duty.Alternatively, instead of a stretcher, the armoured chassis could be fitted with bomb disposal equipment, or cameras for risky reconnaissance missions. The vehicle could even be fitted with a machine gun to become a remote-controlled weapon, but BAE said it would always remain under human direction.Ironclad will be on display at the DSEI arms fair in London next week.Craig Fennell, future programmes director at BAE Systems Land, said: “Ironclad – while being a product in its own right – is also a step towards the battlefield of the future where we expect fleets of unmanned air and ground vehicles to work together, sharing situational awareness and pursuing combat objectives.“There will always be a human in the loop, but increasing use of autonomy and unmanned vehicles means they can focus on key decisions and have more options to avoid putting people in dangerous situations.”Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean autonomous vehicles will quickly come to play key roles in future conflicts, many technology experts believe.Last month more than 100 experts in the field called on the United Nations to ban the development of so called ‘killer robots’ that could open fire without human control.last_img read more

A New York-bound cocaine mule was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timerhi, on Monday evening as she was about to travel with her 11-month-old baby. Natasha BlairThe suspect has since been identified as 37-year-old Natasha Blair, a cosmetologist of Lot 92 Grove-Diamond, East Bank Demerara. According to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Blair used her body to accomplish ‘two risky concealment methods’, that is, ingestion and insertion.It was reported that the mother of one was booked to travel on flight BW 726 to JFK New York and on the day in question, she checked in her luggage at approximately 22:00h. However, while on her way to the departure lounge, she was intercepted by CANU ranks. The woman was then escorted to a city hospital, where the suspected cocaine pellets were displayed in her digestive tract following  an x-ray.  Moreover, an object inserted in her lower extremity was also observed.As such, Blair was admitted as a patient and one large object suspected to contain cocaine was extracted from her lower extremity.  Regarding the ingested pellets seen in her digestive tract, the woman has so-far excreted three cocaine pellets. She remains hospitalised. Her 11-month-old daughter, with whom she was travelling when she was intercepted, has since been handed over to her grandmother.Meanwhile, CANU said that they are now in search of the father of the suspect’s child for questioning into the discovery. He has been identified as Sherwin Stoby called “Kong”. His last know addressed was given as Lot 87 Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown. The local drug enforcement body is asking anyone knowing the whereabouts of “Kong”  to contact the CANU Office at telephone: 227-3507. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

first_imgLast month, Atlas Copco Construction Tools in Essen, Germany, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the hydraulic breaker to the mining and construction markets. An innovative idea which originated in the German city of Essen half-a-century ago has transformed the mining industry and is now a worldwide standard. Krupp Berco Bautechnik, acquired by Atlas Copco in 2002, developed the rig-mounted hydraulic breaker and took out a patent in 1963. The first machine, the HM 400, attracted huge interest at the Hannover fair in 1967 and more than 2,000 units were sold.The aim was to save time and labour in mining and demolition operations where, at that time, pneumatic tools were widely used, and the new concept was highly successful. It meant that one person operating a rig-mounted hydraulic breaker could do the same amount of work as several operators with pneumatic tools. This innovation was the start of a major transformation in the construction and mining industries. Today, hydraulic breakers are in general use and dozens of manufacturers around the globe produce machines of this type under a large number of different brands. Tens of thousands of machines are sold around the world each year.Gordon Hambach, Product Line Manager for Power Demolition Tools at Atlas Copco Construction Tools said: “It is our belief that there is always a better way of doing things. That innovative spirit is a vital part of Atlas Copco’s identity, a vital part of our way of conducting business. It is also the driving force, which has made us a leader in our industry. Innovation is the ultimate driver for long-term profitability and growth.”last_img read more

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target If drone deliveries are the future, NanoMap is the present.MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) developed a system that allows drones to consistently fly at 20 mph through dense environments without incident.How? By embracing uncertainty.“Overly confident maps won’t help you if you want drones that can operate at higher speeds in human environments,” graduate student Pete Florence, lead author on a related paper, said in a statement. “An approach that is better aware of uncertainty gets us a much higher level of reliability regarding being able to fly in close quarters and avoid obstacles.”Researchers use depth-sensing to stitch together measurements about the drone’s immediate surroundings (via Jonathan How/MIT)Existing approaches—like simultaneous localization and mapping (the prescient acronym SLAM) or “occupancy grids”—often use complex geographic charts to inform unmanned aerial vehicles where they are relative to obstacles like trees, buildings, or power lines.But what if someone builds a new house or erects more high-voltage cables that aren’t mapped before Amazon sends its unmanned aerial vehicle on a dispatch?That’s an expensive accident waiting to happen.NanoMap, meanwhile, relies on the fact that change is the only constant; a drone’s position, much like humans’, is unpredictable, and cannot be neatly planned.“It operates under the assumption that, to avoid an obstacle, you don’t have to take 100 different measurements and find the average to figure out its exact location in space,” according to MIT. “Instead, you can simply gather enough information to know that the object is in a general area.”The simple concept requires complicated technology: A CSAIL team use depth-sensing to stitch together a series of measurements about the drone’s immediate surroundings. This allows it to make motion plans for its current field of view—and anticipate how it should move around the hidden fields of view it has already seen.“It’s kind of like saving all of the images you’ve seen of the world as a big tape in your head,” Florence said. “For the drone to plan motions, it essentially goes back in time to think individually of all the different places that it was in.”If a drone’s estimated location is off by even just a small margin, it can easily crash (via Jonathan How/MIT)CSAIL’s NanoMap software brings a certain awareness to the drone; the self-aware machine understands that it doesn’t know its exact orientation at any given moment.Without the element of uncertainty, if the device drifted just 5 percent away from where it was expected to be, it would crash more than once per four flights.When accounting for uncertainty, that rate is reduced to 2 percent.NanoMap is especially useful among small drones traveling through small spaces, for the purpose of search-and-rescue, defense, package delivery, and entertainment. But it can also be applied to autonomous navigation.A paper co-written by Florence and MIT professor Russ Tedrake, with research software engineers John Carter and Jake Ware, is available to read online.center_img Climate Activists Use Drones to Shut Down Heathrow Airport Next MonthUPS Wants to Bring Drone Deliveries to U.S. Hospitals last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #twomarinesarrestedforganjapossession Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 19, 2017 – Nassau – More Defense Force marines caught up in crime, this time two were arrested for drug possession.  Both instances were caught by the Tourism Policing Unit on Malborough Street in Nassau.  One arrest was made Thursday night, the other on Friday night – in both cases, there were two men in vehicles behaving erratically and forcing a search of the cars they were in and that’s when the marijuana was found.On Thursday a civilian and the Defense Force officer were arrested and on Friday, the same – a marine and a civilian with possessing drugs.  They will face charges in court this week.#MagneticMediaNews#twomarinesarrestedforganjapossession Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — Proposals for changes in sport-fishing rules in the Columbia River, its tributaries and lakes within the drainage will be accepted through May 30 by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.State managers will consider proposals for any species except salmon.A rule change can be proposed online at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals. Forms may be obtained by calling 360-902-2700.This year’s focus on a specific geographical area marks a departure from the agency’s practice of statewide changes.Craig Burley, fish program manager, said the department will focus on proposals for freshwater fisheries in Puget Sound and coastal areas in 2015 and saltwater areas in 2016.The state Fish and Wildlife Commission plans a public hearing on the proposed changes in November and plans to adopt the rules at a meeting in December.last_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver was caught on camera striking a pedestrian in a Publix parking lot before taking off.Surveillance footage shows the driver leaving a Publix in the area of Northeast 49th Street and Ninth Avenue in Oakland Park at around 8 p.m. on Feb. 23.The driver behind what deputies believe to be a Kia Soul stopped to allow a pedestrian to walk in front of the car.Before the victim finished crossing, however, the driver behind the wheel accelerated and hit him.Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Gina Carter said, “It was so brazen, so reckless. The video in this case is pretty damning evidence. The driver in this case actually comes to a full stop allowing the victim to walk in front of his car, and just as he clears the vehicle, the driver intentionally speeds up and runs over our victim.”Carter said the victim suffered a broken leg in several places. Deputies said the driver fled from the scene heading south on North Dixie Highway.Officials said the driver they are searching is a heavyset man with short brown hair and a brown beard who was captured on cameras inside of the supermarket wearing a red baseball cap, red T-shirt and khaki shorts.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgDigital editions, the oft-dubbed “Wild West” of the publishing world, may be charted in the near future. Many publishers are investing large amounts of time and resources to navigating user behavior in tablet editions of magazines, and this data is being used in a variety of ways. Bonnier announced that an agency they’re working with is going to recognize the mag+ copies they sell as part of their rate base; mag+ is an initiative now under Moving Media, created by Bonnier for publishers to build tablet editions. Along with Hearst, Bonnier is partnering with MediaVest, a full-service media specialist. Hearst and Bonnier will give MediaVest audience demographic info, and MediaVest will in turn recommend clients like Kraft and Walmart to advertise in Bonnier and Hearst owned titles.Publishing giant Conde Nast is going a different way, collaborating with Adobe to aggressively monitor, gather and analyze audience engagement metrics with digital editions; the publisher plans to share their findings not only with their advertising clients, but with the publishing industry as a whole. Conde’s StrategyLou Cona, Conde’s chief marketing officer, says, “We’re very transparent in what we’re learning, and we’re going to be inclusive with all our clients. We don’t want to do one-off guarantees; we really want to help the industry standards.”Scott McDonald, SVP for research and insights at Conde, says that in working with Adobe and Omniture over several months in analyzing user engagement with Conde’s digital offerings, previous notions of engagement were dispelled as naïve assumptions. Because the tagging system created by Omniture for tracking audience behavior is similar to the system utilized for the Web, app metrics were projected to match Web behaviors. McDonald says, “What we’ve been learning through this engagement with Adobe is that they’re really not.”Some unforeseen factors include users’ finger engagement with the editions, as well as time spent with the edition when the user is not within the app shell. This is particularly problematic for gathering metrics, as there is no way to monitor the time until the reader connects back to the app. The metrics from the time spent in the edition and out of the app are then delivered late, skewing overall results.McDonald says that the majority of metrics for the digital editions are similar to those in place for print and Web engagement. These four stages include distribution (by keeping in step with ABC, Conde Nast is releasing their digital edition circulation for first half to ABC in August, which may encourage other publishers to do the same); exposure numbers, including user action in the digital pages, for copy and advertisement; engagement time, which is said to be more complicated than print or Web measurements; and activation numbers, which McDonald says are harder to gather. Sharing the New KnowledgeConde is making it a priority to share the learned metrics with advertising clients, as well as the industry itself, in order to promote a standard that is accepted across the board. Conde representatives plan to use forums such as industry committees IDD and the MPA to share newly gained metric knowledge. McDonald also serves as the chairman of the Print and Digital Research Forum, and he will to use their upcoming four-day conference in October as a platform to share what Conde is learning.last_img read more

first_imgRi Djavi Alexander with Raghava Lawrence.Ri Djavi Alexander Instagram AccountA photographer named Roopesh Kumar has been reportedly arrested by MRC Nagar cops in Chennai following a sexual harassment complaint against him by actress Ri Djavi Alexander, who was recently seen in Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 3.In the complaint, the actress reportedly claimed that she did a photoshoot with Roopesh Kumar after he approached her of helping her to get offers in films. Once the photoshoot was done, he started pestering her to give him a sexual favour in return for getting work in Kollywood.He went on an extent of threatening her to his fulfil his desire failing which he would spread morphed pictures of her on internet which would damages her reputation and prospects in film industry, she explains in the complaint.Based on the complaint, the cops collect evidences against him and arrested him on Wednesday, 24 April.Ri Djavi Alexander is a Russian model and actress who is presently staying in Chennai. She was seen in the role named Rosie in Kanchana 3 recently.In the recent years, many such instances of sexual harassment is coming to light. Notably, Amala Paul was approached by a Chennai-based business in a studio last year and sexually harassed her. After she filed a complaint, the accused was arrested.  Amala Paul looking hot in swimsuit.Amala Paul InstagramKanchana 3 on Fire at Box OfficeMeanwhile, Kanchana 3, which has Oviyaa, Vedhika and Nikki Tamboli, is completing its first week on a high note. The movie has grossed over Rs 20 crore at the Tamil Nadu box office in seven days.last_img read more