Attempt to burgle apartment of Marathi litterateur P.L. Deshpande in Pune

first_imgPune: A robbery bid was made at the house of the late eminent Marathi litterateur Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, popularly known as ‘Pu La’, the Deccan Gymkhana police said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the wee hours of Monday at the three-room flat ‘Malati Madhav’ in the city’s Bhandarkar Road . An alert neighbour reportedly saw the burglars breaking in. Deshpande’s kin were later intimated of the attempted break-in.“While we are taking stock of things, nothing of value seems to have been stolen…Pu La’s tape recorder is untouched… the thieves broke the lock and opened some cupboards while flinging books and papers on the floor. However, they left the other cupboards unopened as they may have sensed that there was nothing of value for them,” said his nephew, Dinesh Thakur.A similar bid at Pu La’s home was made in 2012. At the time, too, the thieves broke open the lock and some cupboards, but fled after being daunted by rooms full of books and literary papers.The versatile and much-feted Deshpande, one of the tallest figures in Marathi literature in the latter half of the 20th century, penned some of the most enduring plays like the classic Batatyachi Chaal and Asa Mi, Asa Mi. Besides being a superlative humorist, he was an accomplished musician, actor, and script writer whose master works include the film Gulacha Ganpati (1953), and humorous and insightful essays and short stories like Mhais, besides several noted translations into Marathi of classics from Western literature.A complaint against unidentified persons has been filed with the Deccan Gymkhana police station.last_img read more

PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water polo

first_imgMOST READ Canete exploded with six goals, two in the first three minutes of the match as the Philippines employed a punishing pressing offence which kept the ball as close as possible to the Thailand goal almost all the time. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “That’s always critical for us,” said Galang. “We need to have a very comfortable lead in the third to have it under control by fourth quarter.”Galang also noted the superb performance of goalie and team captain Tani Gomez Jr., who made seven saves.The Philippines was fifth place two years ago in the competition won by Singapore with Indonesia and Thailand placing second and third. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses NBA eases schedule for weary stars Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village The Philippines will next face host Malaysia on Wednesday at 9 a.m., hoping to do even better against last SEAG’s fourth-placed team.“I think we can still do better,” said head coach Rey Galang after the match. “We are still not yet 100 percent. We can still improve.”He said the country’s strong showing was direct results of their month-long training camp in Barcelona, Spain.There the Philippines also beat Thailand in a scratch match as part of their training camp.Galang said the Philippines worked on its third quarter showing where it led, 7-3, on Canete’s foray from the left flank.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mummar Alamara scores, PH ahead 3-1— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 15, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — It was revenge of sorts for Philippine water polo team which drubbed Thailand, 9-7, Tuesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Bukit Jalil National Stadium Aquatics Center here.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 shutoutThe team, which lost to Thailand (10-6) two years ago in Singapore, went all out from the first quarter to the last mainly through come-backing scoring machine Teodoro Roy Canete.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more


first_imgA keen promoter of running in India, Soman, while A keen promoter of running in India, Soman, while speaking about his association with Great India Run, said, “The running scene in India is beginning to gain momentum, and promoters such as ProSportify are bringing it to the fore, inspiring events such as The Great India Run. “Apart from helping to spread the message of health and fitness, the cross-country run will also aid our athletes as they compete at the Olympics. I think this will be a fantastic initiative and I look forward to it.” MobieFit co-founder Panag said, “It is great to see more running initiatives in the country. Apart from the awareness generated about running, it shows citizens that anyone can run. It is a great opportunity to see self-made athletes take this up, and they are truly an inspiration to all. Now, a hero can be made out of a common man.” Speaking about the event, ProSportifys director Vishal Gurnani said, “The mission of ProSportify is to break boundaries when it comes to any of our properties. So when we wanted to bring out a running intellectual property, it was only natural that it would be truly one-of-a-kind. “In a country that needs to get fit, The Great India Run serves as a clarion call to motivate people to take up running earnestly. This in turn, we hope, will cause a revolution to promote running, and inspire citizens helping eventually to support our countrymen at the Rio Olympics.” PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

England appoint former batsman James Taylor national team selector

first_imgFormer England batsman James Taylor has been appointed as a national team selector, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.Taylor will be part of a new selection panel which includes former batsman Ed Smith, who was appointed as a national selector in April, and team coach Trevor Bayliss.The 28-year-old Taylor played seven Tests and 27 one-day internationals (ODI) for England but retired from professional cricket in 2016 after being diagnosed with a heart condition.”He (James Taylor) can bring his recent experiences and insights to selection, as we seek to identify the best players to drive forward England’s teams in all formats,” Smith told the cricket association’s website.”I know that James wants to channel the dedication that shaped his playing career into the new challenge of Talent ID and selection.”Taylor, who also played for Leicestershire from 2008 to 2011 and Nottinghamshire from 2012-16, expressed his delight at the appointment.”I’m thrilled to be taking up this role with the ECB and once again supporting the England set-up,” the right-handed batsman said.England are currently playing India in a three-match ODI series followed by a five-match Test series.last_img read more

Redmi 5A vs Infinix Smart 2 for Rs 5,999: Entry-level Xiaomi phone has a tough competitor

first_imgXiaomi is ruling the entry-level smartphone market in India for the last few years with its pocket-friendly Redmi and Mi handsets. Phones like the Redmi 4, the Redmi 4A, and the Redmi 5A achieved massive success, especially because of what it offers for its competitive price tag. The Redmi 5A, for example, is sold by Xiaomi as “Desk Ka Smartphone” and it comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999. For a lot of first-time smartphone buyers, even this price could be on the expensive side but such is the market right now in India that the Redmi 5A is indeed the best you can get for this price. This could change in the coming days. And the change-maker could be the Infinix Smart 2, a new phone launched just a few days ago in India.The Infinix Smart 2 too comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999. In the coming days we hope to put the phone through our review process and hope to have a better idea of how it can challenge the Redmi 5A. But as far as the specs are concerned, the Infinix seems like the first serious challenger to the Xiaomi phone.If looks matter, let me tell you, don’t expect a lot from the Infinx Smart 2. The Redmi 5A looks better in almost every way than the Infinix phone. But with that aside, here are how the phone stack up against each other in terms of specs and features.Redmi 5A vs Infinix Smart 2 specifications– As far as the screen size is concerned, the Infinix Smart 2 is bigger than the Redmi 5A. The Desh ka Smartphone aka Redmi 5A comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. The Infinix Smart 2, on the other hand, sports a 5.45-inch HD+ LCD display with 720 x1440p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Smart 2 comes with an 83 per cent screen-to-body ratio.advertisement– Interestingly, both the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Infinix Smart 2 are dual-SIM phone and supports 4G LTE and VoLTE.– Now that we are yet to use the Infinix Smart 2 it is difficult to say whether it is faster than the Redmi 5A or not but the core hardware in both phones looks good. The Redmi 5A is powered by entry-level 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor which is paired with Adreno 308 GPU. The Infinix Smart 2, on the other hand, comes packed with a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz.– The Redmi 5A is available in two variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB of internal storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. The phone comes with expandable storage of up to 128GB via micro SD card. The Infinix Smart 2 also comes in two models – the base version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and the top-end model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.– Most smartphones for this price comes with old software – so does the Redmi 5A, but that isn’t the case with the Infinix phone. On the software front, the Infinix Smart 2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with custom user interface called XOS 3.3.0 out-of-the-box. The Redmi 5A, on the other hand, runs two year old Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9. Now that Android P or Android 9 Pie is already out, it is only fair for customers to expect newer version of Android in their phone, even in a budget phone.– On the optics front, both the Xiaomi and Infinix phone comes with single camera on the back. While the Infinix Smart 2 comes with a 13-megapixel sensor coupled with a f/2.0 aperture, the Redmi 5A also sports a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The Redmi 5A is also capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps. In our review we found the Redmi 5A pretty disappointing in tricky and low-light, while the phone captured decent pictures in good lighting. We are yet to test the camera of the Infinix Smart 2.– As far as the front camera is concerned, the Infinix Smart 2 looks better. On the front, the Redmi 5A comes with a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, the Smart 2, on the other hand, comes with an 8-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash.– Comparatively, the Infinix phone comes with a slightly bigger battery than the one inside the Redmi 5A. The Smart 2 comes with a 3050mAh battery, which, according to Infinix, delivers 21 hours of 4G talk time, 81 hours of music playback time, and 21 days of standby time. The Redmi 5A, on the other hand, is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. For the Redmi 5A, Xiaomi claims that the phone lasts up to 21 hours of music playback, 7 hours of video playback and 8-days of stand-by on a single charge. During our review, we saw the Redmi phone last one full day with easy in moderate use, while in extreme usage scenario it lasted for around 13 hours.advertisementRedmi 5A vs Infinix Smart 2 price and availabilityThe Redmi 5A is one of the most sought after phones in the Indian market. It’s always in high demand. The Redmi phone comes in two variants – the base model with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage for Rs 5,999, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version sells for Rs 6,999. The Infinix Smart 2 also sells for a starting price of Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM model, and like the Xiaomi phone the 3GB RAM version of the Smart 2 sells for Rs 6,999. The Infinix phone comes in four colours – Bordeaux Red, City Blue, Sandstone Black, and Serene Gold – and will be available in India for the first time on August 10. The Smart 2 is an online exclusive product and will be selling on Flipkart. The Redmi 5A, on the other hand, is frequently available on flash sales, but even after 8 months after the launch it is still difficult to find in it in stock due to high demand. The Redmi 5A’s next flash sale is set for tomorrow, i.e, August 9 on Flipkart and read more

10 months agoLiverpool encouraged in interest for RB Leipzig striker Werner

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool encouraged in interest for RB Leipzig striker Wernerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have been encouraged in their interest for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.The German World Cup striker has netted 11 times this season for RB Leipzig – making him one of the Bundesliga’s hottest properties.His current deal expires in 2020 and now Bild says he is hesitating on a new deal.Liverpool are looking for back up to Roberto Firmino, with Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge tipped for moves away.And with uncertainty over 22-year-old Werner’s future in Germany, Liverpool believe they could get him for around the £36m mark. last_img read more

Ceremony precedes first hearings of missing murdered indigenous women inquiry

first_imgWHITEHORSE – The head of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls says she understands why families in Whitehorse are anxious as the process begins.Many family members have waited a long time to tell their stories, said Chief Commissioner Marion Buller.“We want to make them feel welcome, safe and understood and heard. And I guess we’ll just have to prove that we can do it.”More than 40 people have signed up to speak at the inquiry’s first family hearings, starting Tuesday. Buller spoke to media on Monday inside a tent where testimony will be heard, saying her team is working hard to ensure the families’ expectations are met.A sacred fire ceremony in Whitehorse marked the opening of the hearings Monday morning. About 30 people gathered in a circle at sunrise for traditional prayers and songs as the fire was lit.It will burn until the hearings conclude later this week.Families have the option of testifying privately to a statement-taker or speaking publicly inside the white tent, where the interior walls are decorated with brightly coloured blankets created by volunteers and chairs are set up in a circle.Buller said the setting was designed to provide comfort and safety to families and survivors.The hearings begin as the inquiry faces scrutiny across the country over delays and poor communication. Families and advocates in Whitehorse have said they are eager to share their stories, but have questions about how they will be used.Buller said that the inquiry’s legal and health teams have been meeting with families in a number of Yukon communities to ensure they know the different options for participating and to make sure they have resources in their communities.Asked what kind of support will be provided to families after they testify, Buller said she couldn’t provide an “itemized list.”“But there certainly are supports available. It’s not just limited to what I call Western supports, there’s traditional indigneous supports as well,” she said.Thirteen people representing four families are expected to testify publicly on Tuesday.Hearings are set to conclude Thursday and Buller stressed that this will not be the only opportunity for Yukon families to share their stories.“People are going to come forward over time. There won’t be: ‘If you don’t speak to us this week, then you’re not going to speak to us.’ That’s not the case at all.”The hearings are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but Buller said she expects “long days.”“We’ll go as long as it takes for people to tell us what they want to,” she said.Commissioners will be examining and reporting on the causes of violence against indigenous females by scrutinizing practices, policies and institutions, including policing and child welfare.Jeanie Dendys, Yukon’s minister responsible for the women’s directorate, said 41 indigenous women have disappeared or been killed in the territory over several decades.Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston said he’s pleased the families of missing and murdered women in the territory finally have a chance to present their stories and share their challenges.“We are very fortunate to have this opportunity here in the Yukon, to start it off, to set the bar high,” Johnston said.“To give, most importantly, the families the opportunity to bring forward their cases and to hopefully have a little resolve in their life.”— With files from CKRWlast_img read more

Metis get Manitoba hunting rights

first_imgAPTN National NewsMetis in Manitoba will now have the same hunting rights as First Nations.The province has signed a deal with the Manitoba Metis Federation this past weekend.It was announced at the federation’s 44th general assembly in Brandon, Man.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.last_img

Peaceful protest Idle No More heads south to StandingRock North Dakota

first_imgDelaney WindigoAPTN National NewsSince the protest started in North Dakota, hundreds of people have travelled to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their effort to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.The 1,888 kilometre pipeline will take 500,000 barrels of oil from North Dakota to Illinois.The Sioux Tribe says part of the pipeline is too close to their source of drinking water, and is destroying sacred sites.Canadians are making their way to the site as well including some of the members of the Idle No More movement.dwindigo@aptn.calast_img read more

Annan appoints head of UNHabitat to level of UnderSecretaryGeneral

Mr. Annan informed the General Assembly this morning of his intention to elevate Ms. Tibaijuka from the level of Assistant Secretary-General, a UN spokesman told a press briefing. UN-Habitat had been newly constituted following a decision last December of the Assembly to upgrade, the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) and its governing body, the UN Commission on Human Settlements.

RBI CEO strikes conciliatory tone with disgruntled Tim Hortons franchisees

by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2017 9:40 am MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email RBI CEO strikes conciliatory tone with disgruntled Tim Hortons franchisees Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International in an interview with The Canadian Press in Oakville, Ontario on Monday June 5, 2017. The CEO of the parent company of Tim Hortons says he recently met with disgruntled franchisees who have formed a rogue association and encouraged them to run for a seat on the chain’s franchisee advisory board. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn OAKVILLE, Ont. – The head of Tim Hortons extended an olive branch Monday to disgruntled franchisees, saying he is now willing to directly discuss their concerns with them about how the coffee-and-doughnut chain is run.Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR), said he has been meeting with some store owners who have accused the company of mismanagement, including using tactics such as intimidation to improve the bottom line.“We’re just constantly trying to get better and trying to improve and we’re willing to listen to good feedback from people,” Schwartz said in an interview after RBI’s annual general meeting in Oakville, Ont.RBI has been in a public tussle with a rogue association of Tim Hortons cafe owners called the Great White North Franchisee Association (GWNFA), which formed to raise franchisee concerns. The group has held town halls across Canada, hired a public relations company and secured legal representation to get their message across.Schwartz said while their input is welcome, he would prefer it if they relayed it privately.“I don’t think it makes sense to argue and debate about how to run the brand publicly,” he said. “But we’re always welcome to hear feedback if it’s constructive and done in a respectful private way.”His discussions with members of GWNFA signal a reversal, as he has said previously he would not have direct communication with the association.Schwartz encouraged the franchisees to run for a seat on the chain’s franchisee advisory board in the fall.GWNFA said Monday in a statement that two meetings with RBI have taken place in the last two weeks, but “no commitments have been made on any issue.”“We are open to a constructive partnership with RBI, but have made clear that this will not be through the advisory board,” the statement said. “We will not be co-opted into an undemocratic mechanism that is under RBI’s control.”Marc Caira, the former CEO of Tim Hortons and current vice-chairman who engineered its US$11-billion sale to RBI three years ago, said GWNFA’s rumblings are a distraction from what should be its focus: its customers.“I, as a shareholder, do I like this noise?” said Caira when asked about the recent negative media attention surrounding Tim Hortons. “Of course not. …“What I want them focused on — both management and franchisees — is to focus on the consumers, bring out innovative products and services to grow the business profitably over the long term.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

Defending champion Ohio State wrestling team enters new season with bullseye on

Coach Tom Ryan lifts the the Buckeyes’ national championship trophy as fans applaud during a national championship celebration for the OSU wrestling team on March 28 at St. John Arena. Credit: Lantern File PhotoWhile the Ohio State football team has begun its quest for a second-straight national title, the wrestling team is right on its heels in pursuit of its own repeat.After guiding the squad to its first national title in school history last year, head coach Tom Ryan and assistant coach J Jaggers both agree that there’s one thing this year’s team cannot do: be complacent.“We’ve got a big bullseye on our back now,” Jaggers said. “We’re kind of new to the party, we’re the most recent people in the club.”Ryan said he had fears about the dangers of falling into traps that many defending championship teams can face.“The one thing you always fight is complacency,” Ryan added. “Sometimes it’s unnoticeable, so you really have to look closely.”Both coaches said that the loss of four-time national champion Logan Stieber will not be easy to overcome, but incoming freshmen might be able to fill the void.“With elite level programs, the names change but the tradition continues, I’m thinking,” Ryan said. “So, there will be a different guy in there, but if the system and the process is being followed, we’re in a position to win it again.”Ryan tabbed Ke-Shawn Hayes, Myles Martin and Kollin Moore as three freshmen to watch this season.“For us to be back on top and to stay on top, we’ll need lots of points from those guys,” Ryan said. “And they’re all capable of it.”Jaggers also singled out Hayes and Martin as wrestlers who could make some noise in the upcoming season.“They are 100 percent the guys that we thought they were going to be when we recruited them.” Jaggers said. “They have looked phenomenal, and they’re just into it. They seem to fit our culture and what we’re looking to do.”The wrestling team is set to take the mat for the first time of the 2015-2016 season on Sept. 29 with its annual Wrestle Offs event at St. John Arena, which will feature members of the squad competing against each other. read more

NEW ERA IN RUSSIA Koksharov coach Samsonenko manager

← Previous Story Mauritius hosts U17 Beach Handball World’s Championship Next Story → Final weekend on Mauritius start with knock out stage! The new beginning in Russian handball. Dmitry Torgovanov decided to resign from position of men’s handball team head-coach. His replacement is Eduard Koksharov, the 42-years old playing legend, who is in charge in Skopje as sports director of RK Vardar Skopje.With him in national team will work Sergey Samsonenko, the president of RK Vardar Skopje, with whom golden era of Macedonian champions began.Samsonenko will be coordinator of Men’s national teams. read more

Public finances of Cyprus welloff

first_imgAccording new figures released from the Finance Ministry public finances for April 2011 are improved compared with April 2010. The Ministry notes that this result “complies with the government’s estimates on the course of the public finances which given the current figures will show gradual improvement throughout 2011.”The factors substantiating this improvement are the government’s continued effort for containing state expenditure, the expected acceleration of the economy’s growth rate, mainly due to the very good performance of tourism, which will boost state revenues in the second half of 2011, the fact that additional revenues from certain fiscal measures, such as the small levy on banking deposits have not started flowing in government reserves, as well as the implementation of the fiscal consolidation package announced in December 2010.Noting that the external environment remains fragile, the Finance Ministry assures that “the government is not complacent, but on the contrary will continue the effort for the fiscal consolidation of the public finances and the solution of the economy’s long-standing structural problems.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

MWC 2012 les nouveaux produits proposés par Nokia

first_imgMWC 2012 : les nouveaux produits proposés par NokiaNokia a présenté du Mobile World Congress les nouveautés smartphones de 2012. On notera que la gamme Lumia accueillera prochainement les Lumia 610 et Lumia 900 (vendu hors des Etats-Unis) et l’incroyable Lumia 808.Nokia a profité du Mobile World Congress de Barcelone pour annoncer de nouveaux smartphones pour l’année 2012. Ainsi la gamme Lumia va accueillir des produits innovants. Le Nokia Lumia 610, équipé de Windows Phone 7.5, fait son apparition et le Lumia 900 sera vendu hors des Etats-Unis. et en étendant la commercialisation du très populaire Lumia 900 hors des États-Unis. Le Nokia Lumia 610 est un appareil d’entrée de gamme offrant l’accès aisé aux réseaux sociaux, à Internet, à la musique, aux jeux, à la navigation et aux applications du Windows Phone Marketplace. Disponible en 2 coloris, il sera vendu au tarif de 249 euros TTC (hors subvention sur le marché français) au deuxième trimestre 2012.Le Nokia Lumia 900 sera désormais équipé de la technologie HSPA deux canaux et d’un débit pouvant atteindre 42,2 Mbits/s. Grâce à son écran AMOLED de 4,3 pouces avec technologie ClearBlack et sa batterie grande capacité, cet appareil est plus complet. L’optique Carl Zeiss permet des photos 16 :9 avec une très large ouverture à faible luminosité. Ce smartphone sera vendu au 2ème trimestre au tarif de 599 euros TTC.De plus, Nokia a inauguré aujourd’hui une nouvelle ère de photophones haut de gamme. Le Nokia 808 PureView combine ainsi des senseurs et des algorithmes permettant de prendre des photos en haute résolution de 41 Mégapixels avec un objectif Carl Zeiss. Des clichés qui peuvent être enregistrés dans un format compact pour les partager par e-mail, par MMS et sur les réseaux sociaux. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La gamme des nouveaux téléphones d’entrée de gamme Asha permet, quant à elle, de travailler, s’informer et de jouer. Offrant une expérience bureautique mobile grâce à la technologie push, ils proposent la synchronisation du calendrier et des contacts via Mail for Exchange… Il s’agit d’une première pour Nokia. Les smartphones Nokia Asha 202 et 203 sont conçus pour permettre un accès rapide aux réseaux sociaux. Les deux modèles possèdent un clavier traditionnel et un écran tactile de 2,4 pouces. Les deux smartphones possèdent un appareil photo de 2 Mégapixels, d’un lecteur audio, d’une radio FM, du navigateur Nokia et d’une connectivité Bluetooth, et prennent en charge les cartes mémoire jusqu’à 32 Go. Leur prix de vente est estimé à 89 euros TTC pour le Asha 202 Dual Sim et 79 euros TTC le Asha 203 (hors subvention d’opérateur) environ. Les deux modèles devraient être commercialisés au deuxième trimestre 2012. Enfin, le Nokia Asha 302 est le premier téléphone série 40 de Nokia à intégrer Mail for Exchange. Doté d’un clavier AZERTY, il s’adresse aux jeunes entrepreneurs. Le Nokia Asha 302 est doté d’un processeur cadencé à 1 GHz et prend en charge les débits de données 3.5G. Il est actuellement vendu au tarif de 129 euros TTC environ.Le 27 février 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Remembering Ronnie Butler Bahamian music legend dies at 80

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 23, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas sings a solemn farewell to a music legend who early on Sunday (Nov 19) quietly exited life’s stage to take his rest.   Ronnie Butler, at the age of 80 years old is gone from us now… a music pioneer who framed some of the most dramatic and controversial times and traditions of The Bahamas in songs which have endured and created generations of fans.Ronnie Butler defied the odds, becoming what no one could have dreamed, not even him… starting out on the drums and evolving to being one of the most recognizable voices in The Bahamas.   Butler even outdid the doctor’s estimates by years ago beating prostate cancer and then surviving all of last week, despite the prognosis that he had only days to live when he took a turn for the worst last weekend.Opposition Leader, Phillip Brave Davis calls him a National Treasure.   In 2003, he was honoured through the Bahamas by the Queen of England with an Member of the British Empire or MBE and in 2014, Magnetic Media nominated him to be inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame; it happened that October and was announced in a ceremony in Kingston Jamaica.Here is a bit of our time with Ronnie Butler once we learned he had achieved the Caribbean Hall of Fame Induction, he was sweetly humbled and spoke candidly about his life’s work.Ronnie Butler also spoke of death, he was not afraid of it and at the time, at age 77, he counted himself fortunate to have lived so long.“I do believe that there has never been and there will probably never be another Bahamian that is as much loved as I am by my Bahamian people, and let me tell you, I love them back.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Legislature resurrects Juneau Access Project sort of

first_imgA sign at the end of Glacier Highway in October 2016. The Juneau Access Improvements Project extension would begin here. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)The Legislature passed a spending bill that funds several projects throughout Southeast Alaska.Listen nowFor decades, backers have pushed for a closer connection to Haines and Skagway, which have road links to the mainland highway system.Gov. Bill Walker halted the Juneau Access Project two years ago, saying it was among a group of large projects that Alaska could no longer afford.Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan, a Democrat, said that was a mistake.“Everybody you talk to in the Railbelt, especially, says, ‘Why can’t you drive to the capital?” Well, unlike Honolulu, we could make a way to drive to Juneau,” Egan said.Egan and other state senators put a little more than $20 million in the capital budget.It’s money Walker reallocated to other projects in the same general area.So rather than new spending, it’s shifted back.First Things First Foundation executive director Denny DeWitt points to a recent survey suggesting more than half of capital city residents support the project. Fewer than 40 percent of respondents opposed it.“It’s not the whole package, but it will continue moving the process through the decision-making process,” DeWitt said. “Hopefully what we’ve done in terms of looking at what Juneau wants in its transportation policies, hopefully it will have some impact on elected officials.”Opponents say the project would damage the ocean and shore where the approximately 50-mile road would be built.Travelers also would still have to take a short ferry ride to connect to the mainland road system.The governor could possibly veto the re-appropriation.Diesel generators in the Kake Powerhouse provide electricity to the town’s residents. The Gunnuk Creek hydroproject would replace about two-thirds of the power. (Photo courtesy Inside Passage Electric Authority)The Legislature’s capital budget funds a hydropower project near Kake, a small Southeast city dependent on diesel generators.Inside Passage Electrical Cooperative CEO Jodi Mitchell said it plans to build at Gunnuk Creek.“The project will actually provide an estimated two-thirds of the current Kake load,” she said. “At times, we’ll be able to turn the diesels off, which is kind of the gold standard for hydro.”Close to $4 million is appropriated to the project. The nonprofit also hopes to win a $3 million federal grant, Mitchell said, which would complete the funding.But if it doesn’t, the cooperative could take out a loan.Gunnuk Creek is the second of at least four hydroprojects planned for Hoonah, Kake and Angoon.Mitchell said each one will lower rates – and pollution – in all communities the cooperative serves.“I really am excited to find out when all these projects are done how much of our load is covered by renewable energy,” Mitchell said.Young salmon are raised in concrete raceways at the Crystal Lake Hatchery about 17 miles south of Petersburg. Funding in the capital budget will repair parts of the hatchery. (Alexis Kenyon/KFSK)Another project in the capital budget would upgrade the king and coho salmon hatchery at Crystal Lake, near Petersburg, which Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association runs.Production Manager Bill Gass said in an interview earlier this year the $1.5 million will replace raceways that have been leaking for several years.“The danger now is that we’re afraid that this leak could turn into a catastrophic failure, at which point we could lose the whole thing,” Gass said. “It buys us continued time to operate.”The budget also includes $5 million to help dispose of lead-contaminated soil from an old junkyard in Wrangell. The state plans to store it locally, but leaders want it shipped south.Other Southeast Alaska capital project funding includes:Operating funds for Inter-Island Ferry Authority – $250,000Ketchikan cruise ship berths expansion – $3 millionKetchikan Houghtaling Elementary School roof – $2.4 millionKetchikan Pioneer Home structural upgrade – $1.25 millionCraig Middle School gym floor replacement – $418,000Craig Elementary School door and flooring replacement – $111,000Craig Middle School siding and windows – $119,000Wrangell junkyard contaminated site cleanup – $5 millionPetersburg Middle/High School entry renovation – $30,000Petersburg Middle/High School underground storage tank replacement -$115,000Crescent Boat Harbor improvements, Sitka – $5 millionHoonah central boiler replacement – $183,000Rebuild tender dock at Icy Strait Point tourist attraction in Hoonah to accommodate more ships – $1.1 millionJuneau Court Plaza Building exterior improvements – $1 millionAlaska Office Building roof – $900,000last_img read more

US Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city

first_imgMap of Afghanistan locating Farah, where Taliban fighters launched a major offensive during the night from Monday to Tuesday. AFPUS and Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire.Special forces from Kandahar and Herat were rushed to the city to take part in the fighting, which residents said began around midnight, and was still ongoing as darkness began to fall Tuesday.It was the latest in a series of attempts by the Taliban in the past three years to capture urban centres. Afghan forces have been struggling to hold back the resurgent militant group since the withdrawal of NATO combat forces at the end of 2014.Afghan forces and NATO’s Resolute Support mission said that the government remained in control, but the Taliban also appeared confident, posting a flurry of social media updates throughout the day that purported to show their fighters in the city.Farah province, which borders Iran, has been the scene of intense fighting in recent years, and there have long been fears that the city is vulnerable.”The situation is very bad,” Satar Hussaini, a tribal elder in Farah, told AFP earlier.”Heavy fighting is going on and Taliban are in the city but the police headquarters and NDS (the Afghan intelligence agency) have not fallen to them,” he said.”NDS forces in their HQ are engaged in heavy clashes with the Taliban.”Another provincial council member, Dadullah Qani, confirmed Hussaini’s comments. Gunfire and explosions could be heard as he spoke to an AFP reporter by telephone.The noise has “filled the city”, said one resident who gave his name as Bilal, adding that he could see smoke rising from the direction of a building housing the NDS.NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Kabul tweeted that the Afghan army, supported by US airpower including A-10 Thunderbolts, was “on the offensive” and the city “remains under govt. control”.Defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said US forces launched airstrikes, but added the majority have been carried out by the Afghan air force.”Pockets of the enemy resistance still remain… but our forces are battling the enemy with high morale,” he told AFP.With internet and mobile networks patchy, casualty figures were difficult to verify. Radmanish said four soldiers and “dozens” of insurgents had been killed.At least some militants have been hiding in private houses, making it difficult for Afghan forces to use heavy weapons, Farah governor Abdul Basir Salangi told Ariana News, adding: “But still we are taking back positions one by one.”Many radio and television channels in the province have stopped broadcasting, fearing for their employees’ lives, according to media watchdog Nai.The insurgents in a statement warned residents to remain in their homes and “stay calm”.Growing threatThe Taliban are stepping up their spring offensive, in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture from the government.Farah is a poppy-growing province in an isolated region of Afghanistan.There are plans for a section of the multi-billion-dollar TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) gas pipeline to traverse it, a project with which the Taliban have pledged to cooperate.But it has been the scene of intense fighting in recent years. In 2017, insurgents tried three times to overrun the capital, according to the Afghanistan Analysts Network.As such, Tuesday’s offensive “should not have taken government forces off guard”, said military analyst and retired general Atiqullah Amarkhail.Amarkhail added that “even ordinary citizens were aware of the Taliban gradually taking over more areas and becoming a formidable force in the province”.He accused the government and military leadership of “turning a blind eye” until the insurgents actually entered the city.Afghan troops and police nationwide have struggled to cope with unrelenting militant attacks in recent years.According to US watchdog SIGAR, the strength of the Afghan security forces dropped by about 10 percent over the course of a year — falling to a total size of 296,409 personnel in the army and police forces as of January 31.When asked about the issue, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Afghan forces are actually being bolstered in the most important area — special operations forces.Speaking earlier this month, he said this expansion was why the Taliban had not taken any district centres or provincial centres.The insurgents have tried several times to take provincial capitals in recent years, including Kunduz and Lashkar Gah, with the Afghan army deploying significant numbers of troops to hold those cities and push the militants out.Kunduz, Afghanistan’s fifth largest city and capital of the northern province of the same name, fell briefly to the Taliban in 2015.They along with the Islamic State group have also stepped up their attacks in the capital Kabul, which the UN says has in recent years become one of the country’s deadliest places for civilians.last_img read more

Delhi govt MCDs on collision course over taxing unauthorised colonies

first_imgWhile the Kejriwal government has issued an advisory putting a restraint on the collection of taxes from unauthorised colonies, the MCD has gone against the Delhi government and proposed the collection of property taxes from these colonies. Notably, there are as many as 243 unauthorised colonies in East MCD with over 400 colonies each in South and North MCDs.The Delhi government has asked the MCDs not to collect taxes from these unauthorised colonies till approval of the layout plan by them. In an advisory issued to the Commissioners of all three Municipal Corporations earlier, the Delhi government had directed that the property tax should be levied on unauthorised colonies from the date of approval of the layout plan of these colonies by the MCD. In other words, it means that property taxes should be collected from unauthorised colonies once they are duly regularised.  “On one side the government is pressurising Corporations to raise revenue while on the other, it is trying to curtail their rights. It is not possible to improve financial condition without collecting property and other type of taxes from unauthorised colonies,” Lata Gupta, Chairman of Standing Committee of East MCD said.Leader of the House of EDMC, Ram Narayan Dubey, pointed out that while the property tax is being collected from two lakh families, it should ideally be fetched from at least nine lakh families. He also added that while property tax is one of the main sources of revenue for the MCDs, enough attention is not being paid to ensure its collection.“Corporations are authorised to provide civic services in their areas. Apart from sanitation works, Corporations provide health and primary education, maintain parks and street lights along with other essential services and hence, they must be authorised for tax collection. “The government’s advisory will not only affect civic services in unauthorised areas but will result in huge losses of revenue to the ailing MCDs,” said MP Bhardwaj, Chairman of North MCD.last_img read more

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Completely non-invasive and painless, MEG is a powerful tool used for studying normal brain function, as well as brain disorders, such as epilepsy and autism.The University has been utilizing MEG technology for more than 12 years; however, recently upgraded their Elekta system, allowing researchers to record human brain activity better and more accurately than before.“After successfully using the old 122-channel Neuromag MEG system formore than 12 years, I’m extremely excited about the installation of thetechnologically-advanced 306-channel system,” says Professor AlfonsSchnitzler, M.D., Ph.D., head, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience andMedical Psychology and Director, Center for Movement Disorders andNeuromodulation, Heinrich-Heine-University.Researchers from various departments, such as neurology, clinicalneuroscience, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and experimental psychology willemploy MEG to track brain activity related to sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional functions, at high temporal and spatial resolution, in healthy human subjects, as well as patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.“One particular focus,” said Dr. Schnitzler, “will be on the identification and modulation of oscillatory networks involved in normal brain function and their alterations in movement disorders and other neuropsychiatric diseases.”Dr. Schnitzler also notes that the Center for Movement Disorders andNeuromodulation at HHU runs a comprehensive program on Deep BrainStimulation (DBS). 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