SC seeks Maharashtra govts response on pleas challenging HC order upholding reservation

first_imgNew Delhi:The Supreme Court sought the Maharashtra government’s response on Friday on pleas challenging a Bombay High Court order that upheld the grant of reservations to the Maratha community in education and jobs. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not stay the Bombay High Court court order upholding the constitutional validity of the Maratha quota law, but made it clear that the aspect allowing the reservation for Marathas with a retrospective effect from 2014 would not be made operational. The bench was hearing two appeals, including one filed by J Laxman Rao Patil challenging the high court order that upheld the constitutional validity of the quota for the Maratha community in education and government jobs in Maharashtra.last_img

Humid morning in city

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a humid Friday morning in the city, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the evening. “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 am was 26.6 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year,” a MeT official said. Humidity level was recorded at 81 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains towards the evening and thundershowers. It was a sultry day in Delhi on Thursday with rains in parts of the national capital in the morning hours. “The maximum temperature settled at 34.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, while the minimum was recorded at 24.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal,” the official said, adding the humidity levels oscillated between 62 and 100 per cent.last_img

John Legend Writes Song For UNHCR World Refugee Day Campaign

first_imgOn World Refugee Day, June 20th, a special song recorded by rising star Diamond White, US The X Factor fan-favorite, will be released in support of UNHCR’s “1 family” campaign.The song, Peace, is dedicated to the over 40 million people around the world who have been forced to flee war or persecution.Written by Grammy award-winning team John Legend and Toby Gad, the song is being released exclusively on World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the pressing humanitarian crises in Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, Congo and Mali. It will be available through the mPowering Action (mPA) mobile app on June 20th for World Refugee Day.“We wanted to release this song on World Refugee Day to draw attention to the millions of families, like yours and mine, uprooted by war to help youth connect through the mPowering Action mobile application to these global issues,” said Gad.UNHCR’s “1 family” campaign aims to highlight the devastating impact of war and persecution on families. When families are forced to flee their homes they may have only a minute to escape. On World Refugee Day, UNHCR is asking the public to step into the shoes of a refugee – if only for a moment – by contemplating what they would take if faced with this life-changing decision.People who download the mPowering Action mobile app will be asked to upload a photo of themselves with an object they would take if they were forced to flee their home. For taking this “action” the song will be unlocked and made available for streaming on their mobile device. The app will link through to UNHCR’s global World Refugee Day site.“Mobile technology is the intimate medium of global youth, which provides the lens to build empathy about the needs that other young people and refugees have around the world. With mobile analytics, tangible results and proof of impact have no middleman,” said Tribal Brands and Tribal Technologies founder Jeff Martin. The mPowering Action platform is Tribal Brands’ social investment platform.Diamond White and Toby Gad will perform Peace live on World Refugee Day in Washington, DC, at an event hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; as the closing song at an evening performance at the Kennedy Center; and as the opening song at an event at 18th St. Lounge. For more information about local events, click here.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,228.06, up 125.97 points).Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 11 cents, or 4.28  per cent, to $2.68 on 11.7 million shares.Essential Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:ESN). Energy. Up one cent, or 3.33 per cent, to 31 cents on 10.5 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 11 cents, or 0.91 per cent, to $12.20 on 8.7 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Materials. Up six cents, or 15 per cent, to 46 cents on 7.5 million shares.Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY). Materials. Unchanged at 10 cents on 7 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Energy. Unchanged at $1.28 on 6 million shares.Companies reporting:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Up 55 cents to $34.46. Public relations experts are questioning SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.’s handling of its corporate image over the past two months, faulting a tight-lipped approach and inconsistent messaging for a tarnished brand. The company has found itself in the hot seat since former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould accused top officials in the Trudeau government of pressuring her to steer prosecutors toward negotiations with the engineering and construction giant.Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Down 30 cents, or 2.4 per cent to $12.24. Detour Gold Corp. has named a new CEO after an activist investor helped push for a leadership shake-up last year. The company says Michael McMullen will come on as chief executive and director on May 1, pending his authorization to work in Canada. Hedge fund Paulson & Co. won out in a proxy battle last December that saw five Paulson-nominated directors approved to take control of the company’s future.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Unchanged at $20.76. Hydro One Ltd. says its chief operating and officer and chief legal officer are leaving the company. The power utility says chief operating officer Greg Kiraly and chief legal officer Jamie Scarlett will leave after a period of planned leadership transition. The departures follow the announcement last week that Mark Poweska, BC Hydro’s executive vice president of operations, will become Hydro One’s president and chief executive in early May. The Canadian Press read more

UN Security Council warns against belligerence in eastern DR of Congo

In a Presidential statement adopted this evening following closed-door consultations, the Council also warned all parties against any attempt at fighting one another or violating the embargo against financial or military assistance imposed on the eastern DRC.An estimated 31,000 Congolese have fled to Burundi since an insurgency, led by dissident Gen. Laurent Nkunda and Col. Jules Mutebusi, erupted in late May. The rebels briefly held the town of Bukavu in early June. Another 3,000 refugees escaped to Rwanda, but that country largely closed its borders.The refugees feared they would be caught in fighting between Congolese government troops and the ethnic-Banyamulenge (Congolese Tutsi) rebels, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.The statement, read out by the Council president for June, Ambassador Lauro L. Baja Jr. of the Philippines, called on the DRC’s Transitional Government and the Government of Rwanda to respond immediately to efforts by the UN mission (MONUC) to establish “a joint verification mechanism for their common security, including verification of cross-border movements,” he said.The Security Council urged Rwanda not to provide any practical or political support to armed groups in the DRC, particularly those led by Gen. Nkunda and Col. Mutebusi, and it strongly encouraged the leaders of DRC, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi “to work together to reduce tensions and restore confidence in the region.”The Council also reminded Uganda not to provide military support for armed Congolese groups and called on Burundi to prevent support going from its territory to armed groups in neighbouring DRC.The DRC Government of National Unity and Transition should “reverse the current climate of impunity” by investigating the human rights abuses and deaths of innocent civilians and holding the perpetrators to account, Mr. Baja said.Meanwhile, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said mutineer Col. Mutebusi’s forces fired on a MONUC military patrol last Sunday in Kamanyola, near Bukavu.”A UN helicopter was called in and warning shots were fired at the rebel forces, who then dispersed. No casualties were reported,” he said in New York.The action was within MONUC s mandate under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, which authorizes the use of force. read more

Football 5 plays that mattered in Ohio States 4921 win over Indiana

Sophomore safety Jordan Fuller (4) runs the ball in the opposite direction after intercepting a pass intended for an Indiana wide receiver. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEach game, the momentum can shift from one team to the other on one play. Every week, we will list five plays, elements of plays or series of plays that made the most significant impact in Ohio State’s games. Here’s the five plays that mattered most in No. 2 Ohio State’s 49-21 victory at Indiana.Sheffield, Fuller save a scoreOhio State was trailing 7-3 early in the second quarter when Indiana had possession. Following an Indiana fourth-down conversion that extended the drive into the Buckeyes’ red zone, safety Jordan Fuller intercepted Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow’s pass on the goal line to save a would-be touchdown.Cornerback Kendall Sheffield deflected the pass intended for Indiana’s Donovan Hale, and it fell into Fuller’s arms. The sophomore safety, who made his first-career start Thursday, returned it 40 yards, sparking an Ohio State drive that ended in a 19-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger.Ohio State trailed 7-6 instead of potentially facing a 13- deficit. Terry McLaurin’s block on Campbell touchdownAt the 4:56 mark in the third quarter, H-back Parris Campbell electrified the Buckeyes’ sideline with his 74-yard, breakaway touchdown reception to retake the lead, 27-21, just 18 seconds after Indiana reclaimed the advantage. However, one might have missed McLaurin sealing the edge, allowing Campbell to display his world-class speed.McLaurin was arguably Ohio State’s best blocking receiver in 2016, and he showed why in a pivotal moment of the game. Matched up against Indiana defensive back Rashard Fant, McLaurin steered Fant to the ground as Campbell raced past the rest of the defense..@PCampbell21 hauls it in……aaand he’s gone. @OhioStateFB regains the lead in lightning-quick fashion!— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 1, 2017Ohio State never relinquished the lead after that.Cornell forced fumble puts game on iceOhio State’s defensive line is deep, there’s no questioning that. However, it’s doubtful many foresaw defensive tackle Jashon Cornell making a profound impact this early in the season.The third-year player from St. Paul, Minnesota, rushed Indiana’s left guard on third down with 12:42 to play, sacked Lagow and forced him to fumble on the Indiana 11. The next play, quarterback J.T. Barrett found wide receiver Binjimen Victor for a score, widening the lead to 42-21.Dobbins converts on fourth down before go-ahead scoreTrailing 14-13 with 7:47 on the clock in the third quarter, coach Urban Meyer put his trust in the offensive line and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins on fourth-and-1 at the Indiana 12. Dobbins followed center Billy Price up the middle for three yards and a first down.Dobbins was the workhorse for the Buckeyes in his first career game, but what made this play particularly important was that two plays later: Barrett punched in the go-ahead score, which came on the heels of Campbell’s dropped would-be touchdown reception.The Buckeyes hadn’t had many opportunities in the red zone before this moment, so Meyer rolled the dice and Dobbins seized the moment.Worley makes pivotal third-down stopOhio State had finally built a two-possession lead following Johnnie Dixon’s 59-yard touchdown run-and-catch towards the end of the third quarter. One more score could have put the game out of reach, but first, the defense needed to get the ball back in it’s offense’s hands.On third-and-1 around the one-minute mark in the third, linebacker Chris Worley attacked the line and stuffed Indiana running back Mike Majette behind the line. The tackle forced an Indiana punt from its 20-yard line and put a tired Hoosier defense back on the field. read more

Player ratings How Traps Ireland squad got on for their clubs this

first_imgNon-Premier League based players: Robbie Keane 9/10, David Forde 8/10, Darren Randolph 8/10, Aiden McGeady 8/10, Sean St Ledger 6/10, Damien Delaney 8/10, Richard Keogh 9/10, Conor Sammon 7/10, Darren O’Dea 6/10, Paul McShane 7/10, Robbie Brady 8/10, David Meyler 8/10, Paul Green 7/10, Simon Cox 7/10, Jeff Hendrick 8/10, Anthony Stokes 7/10, Kevin Doyle 6/10, Stephen Hunt 5/10, Keith Andrews 7/10, Stephen Henderson 7/10, Andy Reid 9/10, Stephen Quinn 9/10, Paddy Kenny 8/10, Stephen Ward 6/10.N.B. Players who are not available for selection, such as Damien Duff and Darron Gibson, were deliberately omitted from this list. Richard Dunne missed the entire season through injury and was consequently also discounted. Others such as Stephen Quinn and Andy Reid were mentioned on account of their fine seasons, irrespective of the fact that they’re nowhere near the squad at Premier League 2012/13 quiz>Pilkington withdraws from Ireland squad to undergo treatment on knee> Keiron Westwood: Could barely have gone any worse. Westwood spent the entire season on the bench, as Simon Mignolet consistently impressed for Sunderland. The Belgian goalkeeper has been regularly linked with a move to a bigger club, and Westwood must be praying it happens so he gets a chance in the first team. Rating: 3/10John O’Shea: O’Shea has had better seasons, though he’s also endured worse ones. Sunderland’s poor form ultimately meant they finished just one place above the relegation zone, and as captain, the defender must take some responsibility for this dire performance. However, he did at least play in almost every game, and it was Sunderland’s attack rather than their defence that invariably let them down. Rating 6/10Joey O’Brien: Bafflingly overlooked more often than not by Trapattoni, O’Brien has enjoyed a fine season with West Ham, playing in nearly every game. He’s very much the forgotten man of Irish football, but they undoubtedly appreciate him at Upton Park. Rating 8/10Marc Wilson: A long-term injury meant Wilson could only play in half of Stoke’s games, though he made the most of the limited time he had on the field, usually showing good composure on the ball and looking solid in defence. Rating 7/10Enda Stevens: Made seven appearances for Villa, though it was only due to an injury crisis that he played, and generally found first-team action limited. Rating 5/10Ciaran Clark: Stood up well in what was a difficult season for Villa, and was even made captain despite his young age. Injury unfortunately limited his involvement in the last few matches. Rating 7/10(Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark celebrates scoring against Tottenham – David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images)Alex Pearce: Has been largely ignored by Ireland, and was frozen out by Reading following his refusal to sign a new contract, though he was impressive enough that he was being linked with a move to Liverpool at one stage. Rating 7/10Seamus Coleman: Surely his finest season yet, Coleman was routinely excellent in both defence and attack and must surely now be one of the first names on the teamsheet when Trap picks the Irish team. Rating 9/10Stephen Kelly: Will have been disappointed at his failure to nail down a place in the Fulham side, but has at least found first-team action easier to come by since joining Reading. Rating 6/10Glenn Whelan: Another solid if unspectacular season from Whelan. Tony Pulis clearly trusts him, as he played in 32 of their matches, and it would have been more, were it not for a late-season injury. Rating 7/10James McCarthy: His season was dampened by Wigan’s relegation, though he impressed nonetheless, featuring in every one of his side’s games. A move to a bigger club is surely on the horizon. Rating 8/10(Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy celebrates as he scores against Swansea – Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Anthony Pilkington: Like Norwich in general, Pilkington’s season encompassed moments of real quality, which included scoring the winning goal against former club Man United, as well as some ordinary enough displays. He can be very happy with his contribution overall though. Rating 8/10James McClean: A hugely disappointing season in comparison to the previous one. McClean lost his form and seemingly his confidence too, as Sunderland struggled. It’s been so bad that some are even speculating that he may move to a lower division club in the summer, though Paolo Di Canio has at least started him in most of his games as manager. Rating 5/10Shane Long: In stark contrast with former teammate Kevin Doyle, it’s been a great campaign for Shane Long. Though he has perhaps been outshone partially by fellow strike partner Romelu Lukaku, the Tipperary native has still made a significant contribution to West Brom’s laudable 8th place finish. Rating 8/10Jonathan Walters: Like Stoke, Walters had a hugely impressive first half of the season, followed by a less distinguished second half. He kept plugging away nonetheless though and chipped in with the odd vital goal too. Rating 7/10Wes Hoolahan: Perhaps not quite as consistent as his most ardent supporters would suggest, but it’s been a good year overall for the playmaker right up until the last game in which he again caught the eye, with the Canaries securing an impressive victory against Man City. Rating 8/10Noel Hunt: As ever, Hunt gave his all whenever he played for the Royals. However, two goals in 23 appearances suggests he isn’t quite up to Premier League standard. 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Is it an internet hoax No reports of Momo challenge to authorities

first_imgIs it an internet hoax? ‘No reports’ of Momo challenge to authorities CyberSafeIreland said that it has been “inundated” by enquiries about Momo – mainly from the media. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Source: National Online Safety/Twitter THE MOMO CHALLENGE has caught the media and public’s attention this week – but it’s uncertain that the phenomenon had been putting children at risk.Campaigners and factcheckers have claimed that there have been no reports of children engaging or paying heed to these posts, which have been shared widely in the past, but resurfaced over the weekend.Mental health advocates have now said that in the act of the media covering the warnings has in itself raised the risk the “challenge” poses to children.Today, CyberSafeIreland said that it “has been inundated by enquiries about Momo, mainly from the media”.“We made it very clear from the start that we had seen no evidence of Irish children being harmed by this,” it said in a statement.Although there is no factual evidence describing how or whether people get these messages, the phenomenon is described as a message received through social media, such as WhatsApp or YouTube, where people are asked to take part in “challenges”, which include requests that they self-harm.  Momo does not exist. If someone tells you that you are cursed if you don’t do something, this is not true.“Acknowledge their worries and praise them to the high heavens for coming and telling you about it,” she said.If you need to talk, contact: An image of a woman’s head with bulging eyes accompanies the messages. The woman’s head, which sits on bird’s legs, is a piece of artwork called “Mother Bird” and is the work of a Japanese artist from the special effects company Link Factory. According to officials, neither the Link Factory nor the artist are affiliated with the challenge; it’s uncertain how the image became linked to the challenge, or what caused it to go viral.TimelineIn February, schools and police departments began posting warnings on social media of the the Momo challenge. On Sunday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland warned that “the Momo game” was “doing the rounds” online, citing YouTube.This week, media companies from around the world have covered the warnings to the challenge, emphasising that children should ignore the game. What is the Momo Challenge? Disturbing ‘suicide’ game has parents, police worried— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 28, 2019 Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ieNational Suicide Helpline 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email – (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Warning signs for youth suicide can be found here. Share183 Tweet Email Today we’ve heard from hundreds of concerned schools and parents about the horrifying #Momo challenge which has reportedly been appearing in children’s YouTube videos, causing panic and upset amongst young people. We hope you find our guide useful…— National Online Safety (@natonlinesafety) February 26, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Newsweek/Twitter Short URL Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 4:31 PM 33,829 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha 33 Comments If you see videos including harmful or dangerous challenges on YouTube, we encourage you to flag them to us immediately. These challenges are clearly against our Community Guidelines. An Garda Síochána told that it had “no reports of any crimes in relation to the Momo challenge”.“We remind internet users and parents in particular to exercise care while children are online,” it said, directing users to information on its website.CyberSafeIreland has said that until this week, “we have not come across children even talking about this in the classroom, even though the concept has been around for some months”.But after this week’s media coverage, it is “the talk of the playground in many Irish schools”, it said, and added that many principals have contacted them looking for advice. We have seen nothing to suggest that the Momo Challenge is anything more than a hoax that has ‘grown legs’ through a lot of circular media reporting. It does certainly exist as an idea, or meme (an image which is usually funny, that is copied and spread rapidly online), but that is most likely all that it is.The group warned that it’s always possible that through social media, messaging apps, or games, a child can be contacted by someone and asked to do “just about anything” – adding that the “Momo game” doesn’t pose a new threat in that way, so normal online safety good practices still apply.The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)’s Policy Coordinator, Fiona Jennings said that “concerns raised in recent days have created conversations around the importance of striving to ensure children and young people are safe online”.“Parents and carers can help keep their children safe online by speaking with them in generic terms about what they see or experience, about inappropriate content and about what they can do if they see something which upsets them.”CyberSafeIreland doesn’t recommend that parents speak to their children about the “challenge”, unless their children ask specifically about it or they have strong suspicions that they have heard about it.Their programme director Cliona Curley said: “If they have heard about Momo and come home asking about it, then the best thing that you can do is explain that actually it is a nasty idea that has gone viral. We made the reluctant decision to stop engaging with the media on this, as we reached the conclusion that we were only feeding the monster as such, which wasn’t helping anyone.It added: Feb 28th 2019, 4:31 PM Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Yesterday, TV reality celebrity and social media star Kim Kardashian joined those calls, and posted an image of concerned comments left online by parents to her Instagram account. She tagged YouTube in the post, asking “Please help!”But YouTube says that it has “no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo challenge on YouTube”.“Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are against our policies.last_img read more

Poll Will you be watching the World Cup

first_img All/Most matches (3787) Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 9:05 AM Image: Armando Franca/PA Images Poll Results: 90 Comments Would’ve if Ireland were there (824) Share Tweet Email All/Most matchesI’ll watch the odd oneWould’ve if Ireland were thereNot at allVote Image: Armando Franca/PA Images Poll: Will you be watching the World Cup? Messi, Ronaldo and… Jordan Henderson will be taking to the pitch bidding to win the top prize, but will you be tuning in? By Sean Murray I’ll watch the odd one (4483) Jun 14th 2018, 9:05 AM Not at all (2630) 29,999 Views TODAY’S THE DAY as the 2018 World Cup kicks off.The first game – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – may not get the pulse racing but there will be 63 more games over the next four weeks to keep football fans entertained.Of course, our 5-1 drubbing by Denmark seven months ago today means that Ireland won’t be taking to the field, but fans are expected to still expected to tune in in their droves right up to the final on 15 July (where Brazil will beat Germany on penalties, right?).So, for the day that’s in it, we’re asking you: Will you be watching the World Cup? Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Greek foreign ministry says emails hacked

first_imgGreece’s foreign ministry said its internal email system had been penetrated by hackers and that an investigation was under way to determine the extent of the damage.“A web posting on Monday announced a successful break-in by the ‘Anonymous’ group of activists into the ministry’s email directory,” the ministry said in a statement.“An investigation is under way to determine the conditions and extent of the break-in, which mainly concerned material normally exchanged by email, including many press releases,” it said.Social media tweets spoke of a “huge leak” involving some 3,700 documents, including restricted material, from the foreign ministry and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).A selection of the allegedly hacked material was posted online on file-sharing site Imgur. It included foreign ministry media reviews from Romania and Albania, a Greek intelligence service security review, an EU Council document on relations with Kosovo and a Council of Europe money laundering report on Albania.The foreign ministry is tasked with organising Greeces assumption of the rotating European Union presidency in January.The hacker group Anonymous has previously attacked other Greek state websites to protest against the austerity policies imposed on the recession-hit country for a fourth year under EU-IMF supervision. Source: AFP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Rare ancient wooden statue found in well

first_imgArcheologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.A Culture Ministry statement said that the roughly half-meter (20-inch) high dressed male figure was found without its head, hands and feet, together with broken pottery dating to about 100-86 B.C. It was unclear who the statue might depict.The piece was found during an excavation of ancient wells in central Piraeus, where a new subway line will be built.Ancient wooden artefacts are uncommon discoveries in Greece as climate conditions do not favor their preservation.The ministry statement said the well also contained part of an ancient marble statue of a woman seated on a deer. Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

The Coolest Games at Gamescom 2019

first_img E3 may be the biggest video game event in America, but across the pond in Europe that crown belongs to Gamescom. Right now hundreds of thousands of players are gathering in Germany for what’s actually the biggest gaming event in the world. It’s like soccer. And while we aren’t there ourselves, we can all enjoy the new trailers and gameplay demos premiering at the show.Here are the coolest games from Gamescom 2019.Marvel’s AvengersThese bootleg Marvel superheroes still aren’t doing it for us but at least we know what the game looks like now.Dragon Ball Z KakarotFinally, a Dragon Ball Z game.Monster Hunter World: IceborneMonster Hunter World was Capcom’s most successful game ever so of course it’s getting a beefy expansion.Need for Speed HeatThe newest Need for Speed sure does look fast and furious.Minecraft DungeonsGo crawl through dungeons and collect loot inside the blocky world of Minecraft.The Witcher 3 for Nintendo SwitchThe massive, magnificent 2015 open-world action-RPG somehow manages to run on Switch, and it’s looking okay!Death StrandingDeath Stranding introduces hot new features like Geoff Keighley and urine meters. It’s Kojima’s world and we’re just part of it.Call of Duty: Modern WarfareThis year’s Call of Duty has an old title but new modes, like the 2v2 Gunfight skirmishes.Kerbal Space Program 2The cutest catastrophic rocket failure you’ll ever see gets a surprise sequel.Gears 5Playable Halo Spartans turn Gears 5 into the World’s Finest of Microsoft franchises.BattletoadsHopefully this game pulls a Killer Instinct and gives you an actual good game based on what you mistakenly remember was a good game.FIFA 20The new streetball Volta mode hopefully gives some new energy to the soccer institution.Windjammers 2Because you demanded it the frantic flying disc sport action of Windjammers is back.Streets of Rage 4The classic beat ‘em up gets a stylish makeoverManeaterWe’re already sold on this open-world deadly shark simulator. Stay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

Queiroz explains how Iran defeated Yemen 50

first_imgThe Portuguese manager believes his team was well focused on the victory in order to avoid any surprises in the 2019 Asian Cup.After many surprises, India winning 4-1 against Thailand, and defending champions Australia losing to Jordan, Iran didn’t want to repeat any of these mistakes.Iran defeated Yemen 5-0 after a brilliant showcase from their players, and manager Carlos Queiroz has explained why they won.“I really want to congratulate my players for the way they played,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are still at the beginning though and we are certainly not looking at results elsewhere as it is really none of our business.”Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“Having said that, some of the games we have seen so far have been, to be honest, a great lesson for Iran,” he added.“I told my players that they had to focus on their first game, and some of the early results have proved that if you don’t play with focus any team [here in the UAE] can beat another.”“The match was a typical first game at a [major] competition as some players started a little nervously,” he explained.“However, I think after we began with such a high intensity, we started to force Yemen into mistakes and we were able to use that to our advantage.”last_img read more

Man hospitalized after Fort Lauderdale shooting

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a man to the hospital after, police said, he was injured in a shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Friday afternoon.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the incident took place along the 1700 block of Northwest Sixth Street, just before 4:30 p.m.Paramedics transported the victim to Broward Health Medical Center in unknown condition.Police are attempting to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.Please check back on and 7News for more details on this breaking story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

1 killed in Sunamganj clash

first_imgSunamganjAn elderly man was killed and two others injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over occupying a water body in Dirai upazila in Sunamganj on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased is Majnu Miah, 60, son of late Alam Ullah of Tetoiya village in the upazila.Dirai police station officer-in-charge Mostafa Kamal said there is a longstanding dispute between Dunel of Kulanj village and UP member Abdul Ali of Tetoiya village over grabbing Tangni water body.As a sequel to the dispute, residents of two villages locked into a clash around 11:40am.A chase and counter-chase took place during the clash that left Manju dead on the spot and two people injured.Informed, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.The injured were taken to the Upazila Health Complex.last_img read more

Stranded Drivers Rescued In Flooded Corpus Christi

first_imgTwitter via @TXStormChasersFlooding in Corpus ChristiParts of a drought-ridden South Texas city are submerged under flood waters after two days of storms dropped nearly 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain.National Weather Service meteorologist Penny Zabel in Corpus Christi said Wednesday that there have been no reports of injuries, but that several people have been rescued from their vehicles because of high water.Zabel said more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell Tuesday and up to three more are possible before the storm moves on, probably Thursday morning.She said the area had been in drought with just 4.77 inches (12 centimeters) of rainfall total for the year before the storms began Monday. She said flood watches and advisories are in effect. Sharelast_img

CM should to be trusted to decide JK interest Omar

first_imgFormer Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the chief minister of a state should be trusted to decide what is in the interest of his state, otherwise it was better to “dispense” the state governments and rule from the Centre directly. He, however, said that that the decision to release separatist leader Masrat Alam was J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s ploy to ensure that the discourse was about anything but the BJP-PDP alliance. “God knows I hold no brief for Mufti Sayeed but a CM has to be trusted to decide what is & isn’t in the interest of his/her state.last_img

Colin and Clay Travis discuss the intersection of politics sports and sports

first_imgThis week, Colin is joined by founder of Outkick the Coverage, and host of Outkick the Show, Clay Travis.Colin and Clay discuss the intersection of politics, sports, and media; why Michael Jordan is still showing that political neutrality is profitable; why current sports media is alienating conservative consumers; controversial NFL Combine questions; and why Peyton Manning’s best career move is to head into the announcing booth.Download and subscribe to get all of Colin’s Saturday podcasts exclusively at, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes.last_img

Why Your Business Absolutely Needs a Virtual Data Room

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global January 23, 2017 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A virtual data room (VDR) is simply a more secure — though still virtual — version of the conventional cloud storage that has been accepted and so widely used by individuals and businesses alike.Related: 5 Ways Your Employees Are Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Data SecurityAccording to Webopedia, “VDRs are assumed to be secure and confidential virtual meeting rooms where buyers, attorneys, accountants and other professionals can review sensitive documents.”No business that is serious about carrying out pertinent business dealings with an external party in an efficient, private and secure way should oppose the idea of a virtual data room. Why? Because, while it is more or less the same as conventional cloud storage, a VDR assigns priority to security and privacy.It is also the direction many companies are taking. As Rob Koplowitz, vice president and principal analyst for Forrester Research, told a business publication, “The space around sharing content externally is being pushed by the nature of our work today across organizations, and pushed by the cloud, which is the natural place where content can be shared.”There are many scenarios in which using a VDR could be of immense benefit to your business. Here are a few:1. VDRs are the best way to preserve documents.In a digitally dependent world, where information is king, the need to preserve data in a secure and “non-biodegradable” way is of paramount importance. Virtual data rooms have almost the same grade of security as high-level financial agencies like banks. With a VDR, you can be sure that your private information will not be affected by natural and manmade disasters, fire or flood.According to Zach Clayton, writing in the Huffington Post, “Virtual data rooms have become an integral part of M&A transactions, as businesses find that their ever-expanding data needs to be managed and shared in a way that saves time, improves efficiency and enhances security. Since their introduction 10 years ago, virtual data rooms have replaced laborious and paper-heavy due diligence processes, often resulting in increased valuations and shorter deal cycles.”Related: 10 Data Security Mistakes Startups Can’t Afford to MakeIn fact, physical documents can get damaged and lost and often need constant care to keep them in legible condition. With time, papers begin to pile up, making it more difficult to manage and access your business documents.A virtual data room however, takes care of this problem very efficiently. It eliminates all the difficulties associated with traditional record-keeping. As long as your business uses a VDR alongside multiple backups of all your documents, through to the present day, there is almost no chance that you will ever lose anything.2. VDRs entail a much lower setup and operational cost.With a physical data room, your business cash flow will likely be affected, as money will continually seep out of your business’s coffers. There’ll be the matter of renting a physical space to store your documents and keep them under constant surveillance.And then let’s say you have some potential investors or an auditor, perhaps, coming to look at your sensitive company information: You may need to worry about the additional cost of the time you’ll spend with them, and their hotel stay.If you decide to get started with a VDR, on the other hand, all you will need is a computer system and access to your documents: no need to worry about rent, surveillance, transportation or lodging fees.3. VDR is the poster child for accountability.Investors love accountability, and using a VDR will help you show you have this attribute — in spades. Having all your company information stored in one place tells potential investors that you have nothing to hide, ultimately increasing your trust rating.The relationship you’ll build between your business and its investors, by using a VDR, will be worth its weight in gold over time.4. Global accessibility and the integrity of VDRs may attract higher investor bids.Your VDR is on the internet, which means that it can be accessed by investors from anywhere across the globe.Also, with a well-structured VDR, these investors will have access to whatever important documentation they need to make informed decisions concerning bidding. This mixture of global accessibility and quality information may well translate into a higher monetary gain.Related: How Social Media Jeopardizes Data SecurityThe integrity and transparency of your VDR service may persuade more investors to want to bid on your business. More people, more bids, more gain. If you own a small business that plans to attract funding, you should definitely consider going virtual.last_img read more

Government rates Quintana Roo municipalities as medium low for violence

first_imgCredit: México SOS As of October, the country will implement its new Guardia Nacional security plan to help better control violence around Mexico. The new federal government program has assigned four municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo as medium or low for levels of violence. The federal government’s new National Guard will consist of 22,000 members from the state’s Navy, Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) and the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) who have classified the municipalities. Other municipalities to make the regional list include Yucatan, with the cities of Mérida, Valladolid, Ticul and Progreso all being classified as low. On their list of most violent municipalities are Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, Ensenada, La Paz, Los Cabos, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Piedras Negras, Torreón, Colima, to name a few, which according to the organization México SOS, is coincident with the Peña Nieto’s six-year program. Those listed are Benito Juárez as medium, Cozumel with a low level of violence, Solidaridad with a medium level of violence and Othón P. Blanco also with a low level of violence. center_img According to México SOS however, their strategy has left out more than 100 municipalities with problems of insecurity and violence, such as the case of Quintana Roo where the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Isla Mujeres, Lázaro Cárdenas and Tulum were left out. Cancun, Q.R. — According to the upcoming security plan of the National Guard, four municipalities of Quintana Roo are rated as medium and low for levels of violence in the country. The say that the managers proposed for the regions have already had meetings with the Mesas de Seguridad de Quintana Roo derived from the work and results carried out in previous years, to start operating the new security strategy. In a position released in January, México SOS and la Red Nacional de Mesas de Seguridad y Justicia said that the National Guard cannot, nor should be thought of as a final and unique solution and that dialogue cannot be ignored with the governments of the states and municipalities to build long-term solutions. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more