I had to warm up 4 times: Naomi Osaka tells Kei Nishikori. Video goes viral

first_imgNaomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori had a little moment in the tunnel ahead of the former’s second round match at the Margaret Court Arena in the Melbourne Park on Thursday. Japan’s tennis stars were to play one after the other on the same court for their second round matches and Osaka had to wait for hers after Nishikori played a five-set thriller.Both Osaka and Nishikori made it to the third round of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament but in contrasting styles. While Osaka went through in straight sets, Nishikori battled hard to make it to the next round.Nishikori battled for three hours and 48 minutes against Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic before winning 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(7) but that meant a drained out Japanese in the end. While Nishikori was toweling down in the tunnel, Osaka was warming up there and went up to him and exchanged a few words.Australian Open Twitter handle posted a video of the exchange captioning it: “Doing it for Japan. @Naomi_Osaka_ congratulates @keinishikori as she prepares for her 2R match against Tamara Zidansek.” The video soon went viral.Doing it for Japan @Naomi_Osaka_ congratulates @keinishikori as she prepares for her 2R match against Tamara Zidansek.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/7Rzp65wVUa#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2019People were gushing over the little moment shared between the Japanese and the US Open official handle even commented on the video saying, “Great little moment here!”Great little moment here!US Open Tennis (@usopen) January 17, 2019On being asked later what she said to Nishikori, Naomi Osaka told, “I told him, ‘Nice match’. I was just like, ‘Oh, excuse me, I’ll get out of your way.’ You had a very, very long match. I had to warm up four times, so thank you for that.”advertisementOsaka has built herself a legion of fans after her US Open stint. Not only did the victory earned her plaudits and fans, her personality and innocence is what attracts a lot of fans.On Thursday, Osaka stormed her way through unseeded Slovenian Tamara Zidansek to a 6-2, 6-4 win in Melbourne Park. Even though Osaka needed her trainer and took a tablet during the match, she looked perfect otherwise and finished the match in just an hour and 4 minutes.Nishikori on the contrary, endured a barrage of aces from Karlovic in the sweltering Melbourne heat but eventually came out triumphant to squeeze into the third round.Also Read | Dominic Thiem smashes his racquet in frustration. AgainSee Photos | Dhoni, Shaw and Bencic with Federer shine in #10YearChallengeAlso Read | Madison Keys, Elina Svitolina advance to third roundlast_img read more

Vivo Z1 Pro available on open sale on Flipkart, Vivo online store: Price, specs

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 08:57 IST HIGHLIGHTSVivo Z1 Pro is now available 24×7 on Flipkart and Vivo’s e-store.Vivo Z1 Pro price in India starts at Rs 14,990 and goes up to Rs 17,990.The smartphone touts a punch-hole display, triple camera setup and 5,000mAh battery.After a couple of flash sales since its launch, the Vivo Z1 Pro is now available 24×7 on Flipkart and Vivo’s e-store. The Vivo Z1 Pro is available on open sale, which means interested customers can purchase the device at any time on any day. The Z1 Pro is an affordable mid-range smartphone that touts a punch-hole display, triple camera setup, a massive 5,000mAh battery and Snapdragon 712 chipset, making it one of the best phones under Rs 15,000.Vivo Z1 Pro price in India starts at Rs 14,990 for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB Z1 Pro variants are priced at Rs 16,990 and Rs 17,990, respectively. At these prices, the Z1 Pro stands as a terrific competitor to the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro. The smartphone is on sale on Flipkart and Vivo.com/in in Sonic Black and Sonic Blue colours.Vivo Z1 Pro specificationsThe Vivo Z1 Pro is a feature-packed smartphone. It sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and minimal bezels all around to offer a 90.77 per cent screen ratio. The glasstic rear panel comes in two finishes – Sonic Black and Sonic Blue gradient. The Z1 Pro offers a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a vertical triple camera setup. The phone ships with Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.0 on top. TIt is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 which is based on a 10nm process and comes equipped with Adreno 616 GPU. The triple camera setup on the back includes a 16-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel super wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The display hole houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The Vivo Z1 Pro packs a large 5000mAh battery and the phone supports 18W fast charging.advertisementIn our Vivo Z1 Pro review, we said that the smartphone is definitely worth its price of Rs 14,990. “Overall, the Vivo Z1 Pro looks beautiful, offers powerful performance, captures great pictures in fairly all lighting conditions, and easily lasts a day in single charge. For Rs 14,990, the Vivo Z1Pro is a tempting deal and if you’re looking for a phone that is an all-rounder and doesn’t compromise on any aspect, the Vivo Z1 Pro is a great option to consider.”ALSO READ | Redmi K20 series, Realme X, and other popular phones will be available on Flipkart Super Flash Sunday saleALSO READ | Mi LED TV 4A Pro, Mi LED TV 4C Pro price in India dropped: Check new prices, specsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow vivoFollow vivo z1 pro Next Vivo Z1 Pro available on open sale on Flipkart, Vivo online store: Price, specsThe Vivo Z1 Pro is now available 24×7 on Flipkart and Vivo’s e-store. Priced at Rs 14,990, the Z1 Pro offers a punch-hole display, triple camera setup and 5,000mAh battery.advertisementlast_img read more

Meet Edinburgh, Scotland’s Barber of Choice Benjamin Patchett

first_imgEditor’s Note: Last November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Below is but one adventure of many from our stay. We hope the joy we experienced comes through in all our posts and missives from our adventure, which no doubt read better with a wee dram in hand.This week, we speak with Benjamin Patchett, owner of Benjamin’s Barbershop in Edinburgh, Scotland.For Benjamin Patchett, barbering isn’t just about cutting hair and shaping beards. It’s an art he’s truly passionate about, and one that he has mastered at his shop, Benjamin’s Barber Shop, in Edinburgh, Scotland.When you step into Benjamin’s Barber Shop, there’s a sense of nostalgia in the air.Now 30 years old, Benjamin started cutting hair when he was just a wee lad at 16. He remembers the first cuts he made in his parents’ garage using his dad’s Wahl branded clippers that his father used to shave his own head. Benjamin admittedly acknowledged the learning curve to getting started in the business, “Soon after a few sketchy garage cuts, I landed an apprenticeship at the local salon my Mum used to visit, sweeping hair, making cups of tea, and learning to cut both ladies’ and gents’ hair.”In 2013, he set out to start his own venture and opened Benjamin’s Barber Shop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since then, his customer base and popularity in the city has grown beyond unimaginable heights. Benjamin’s shop has been listed by lifestyle website WOW 24/7 as one of the five best barber shops in Edinburgh, and he was also featured as the “Business of the Week” by What’s on Edinburgh.So why do the men of Edinburgh prefer Benjamin’s Barber Shop to the competition? It’s because Benjamin prefers to keep things around his shop strictly old school. You see, he’s a traditionalist – someone that believes if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.At Benjamin’s shop, you’ll notice the rustic hardwood floors beneath your feet, vintage decor including a giant, stuffed wild boar’s head and skateboards lining the walls, the slight hint of good whiskey and Benjamin’s homemade Bay Rum wafting through the shop, and his 2 year old French bulldog Oswald (Ozzy for short) rolling around with his favorite baseball. When you step into Benjamin’s Barber Shop, there’s a sense of nostalgia in the air.You won’t find anything fancy or glamorous at Benjamin’s shop, but for him and his loyal clientele that’s just fine. Since day one at Benjamin’s Barber Shop, Benjamin has stuck with his old-fashioned approach to running a small business and his philosophy has paid dividends.We sat down with Benjamin to talk about his craft, shop, and to get to know him a little bit better.When did you decide that you wanted to be a barber?I think trends in barbering are becoming more global than regional, as we see barbers from all over the world sharing ideas over social media, doing guest spots etc…After eight years of service (in the salon), I jumped from the salon into the barbershop and never looked back! I learned the craft of barbering and worked hard everyday, trying to improve myself with every cut. With my goal and dream always in focus, I eventually opened my own shop. A friendly, good old fashioned, neighborhood barber shop.How has business progressed since you opened in 2013?The last 3 years have flown by and Benjamin’s Barber Shop continues to go from strength to strength, sending out sharp, clean, precise, and super cool men’s haircuts.What types of cuts do you specialize in? We specialize in short, classic, traditional cuts but don’t shy away from more punk or modern styles. We have a very mixed clientele which means no day is the same, and keeps us on our toes.So, what’s the story behind the mounted boar head and skateboards that line the walls of the shop?I put the boar head up as soon as we moved in. It was a gift from my parents. When pomade first came around, it was made from boar fat and crushed apples, so it was a nod to barbers way before my time. I just love the look of him too!I grew up skating, so basically everything in the shop really is a reflection of me as a person. I love the 5Boro brand, and they released a limited run of boards with a tattoo shop I love called Smith St. Each borough of New York, with a pin-up girl, reflecting each neighborhood. I had to have them!What’s the one hair product that you can’t live without?Our homemade Bay Rum! It’s my own secret recipe and we sell it in-store.Who are your hairstyle icons?Morrissey and Forrest Gump.Are there different hair trends in Scotland compared to the US?I think trends in barbering are becoming more global than regional, as we see barbers from all over the world sharing ideas over social media, doing guest spots etc…I personally think this is amazing, it helps us share knowledge, educate, communicate, push boundaries and build relationships with like minded people. It’s a great time to be a barber.Benjamin Barbershop CrewWhat’s your all-time favorite cut that you’ve ever done for a customer?Straight razor head shave.What hairstyle are you currently rocking?Skin fade, high and tight – with a quiff… and a mustache.Drink of choice?Wild Turkey, straight up. (We knew we liked this guy.)What is one unforgettable experience from your life that you’d like to share?Marrying my beautiful wife, Cheryl, last year.Don’t forget to give Benjamin’s Barbershop some social media love. You can follow Benjamin on Facebook and Instagram.Images courtesy of: Laura Meek/Instagram – @itslaurameek Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy last_img read more

Jamaica Hosts Inaugural Tourism Resilience Summit Sept. 13

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is slated to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony. The theme of the Summit is ‘Tourism Resilience through Global Synergies’. Stakeholders from Jamaica, the Caribbean and wider Americas region are among the participants to attend the Summit, which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the UWI. All is set for Jamaica to host the inaugural Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, St. Andrew, on Thursday (September 13).Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is slated to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony. The theme of the Summit is ‘Tourism Resilience through Global Synergies’.Stakeholders from Jamaica, the Caribbean and wider Americas region are among the participants to attend the Summit, which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the UWI.The event is part of the Ministry’s effort to build resilience across the Caribbean and globally to what Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says are wide-ranging disruptive challenges to the industry.These, he notes, include climate change, cybercrime, epidemics and pandemics, and terrorism.The Summit will also serve as a precursor to next year’s official launch of the Government’s Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, which will be housed at the UWI’s Mona Campus.Mr. Bartlett was speaking at a media briefing at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday (September 11).He said the Summit’s staging is timely, in light of the tourism industry’s heightened vulnerability over the last 50 years, to the aforementioned challenges.“Because of its very character, [tourism] is susceptible to all sorts of shocks, both endogenous and exogenous, and these can have deleterious impact on economies and also on the pace of development as well as the scale and scope of developments in [tourism-dependent] countries,” the Minister noted.In the same vein, Mr. Bartlett said tourism has been and remains one of, if not the most resilient of all industries, pointing out that “it bounces back quickly and grows”.“It has grown exponentially over the last 50 years and has grown faster than all other industries. But, more importantly, it has grown more sustainably than all other industries, [as] when other industries have faltered and lost their significance as global contributors, tourism continues to rise,” he added.In this regard, Mr. Bartlett said Thursday’s Summit aims to assess existing and emerging disruptions related to tourism management globally, and the risk of these to the global tourism product; and identify a synergetic, strategic and operational framework for partnerships between and among major governmental, non-governmental and business entities to address and develop mitigation strategies for these disruptions.He indicated that presentations will be made by some of the leading experts on crisis management and disruption detection.They include Professor Lee Miles of Crisis and Disaster Management Centre, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; former United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General, Dr. Talib Rifai; Head of the Caribbean Public Health Agency Tourism and Health Programme, Dr. Lisa Indar; along with British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Asif Ahmad; and the UWI’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs, Ambassador Richard Bernal.The focus themes include ‘Developing Awareness and Sensitisation Strategies’, ‘Designing Capacity Building Programmes’, ‘Resource Mobilisation’, ‘Development of Crisis Management Systems’, ‘Communication Management’, ‘Recovery Management Planning’, ‘Building Global Networks for Tourism Resilience’, and ‘Development of Risk-Reduction Systems’.“We are excited about the prospects of this, the first (Summit) of its kind in the region, and we hope to have a document from it – a blueprint – that will help to guide the world in discussing and treating with disruptions of the nature and type that we have indicated,” Mr. Bartlett said. All is set for Jamaica to host the inaugural Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, St. Andrew, on Thursday (September 13).last_img read more

Mamata pays tribute to Vajpayee on his first death anniversary

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid her tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary. The Trinamool Congress chief, who had served as the railway minister in Vajpayee-led cabinet, urged people to bear in mind his principles of ‘insaniyat (humanism), jamhooriyat (democracy) and kashmiriyat (inclusive Kashmiri culture)’. “Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, former Prime Minister, on his first death anniversary. Let us recall his words: ‘The gun can solve no problems. Issues can be guided by the three principles of insaniyat, jamhooriyat and kashmiriyat’,” Banerjee tweeted. The former prime minister had based his Kashmir policy on these three principles. Vajpayee died on this day last year at the age of 93last_img read more

Actor Dominic Pace Talks Charity

first_imgLookToTheStars.org recently sat down with actor Dominic Pace about the causes close to his heart.Dominic PaceTell us about your favorite charities?The Dominic Pace/William Tagliaferri Scholarship. My Alma Mater, Ossining High School, in Ossining, NY, had tremendous impact on my desire to want to become an actor. I was very fortunate to have so many faculty members, family, and friends support me in my endeavors. Three years ago, I wanted to give back and give another student the same encouragement I received. It was my way of showing my gratitude to such an incredibly supportive community.Shane’s Inspiration was introduced to me by Madelyn Alfano, Owner of Maria’s Italian Kitchen here in Los Angeles. They build playgrounds for children with disabilities. One of their main events is a run at Griffith Park each Fall, which I’ve been proud to be a part of. They also accept toy donations throughout the year, and my two sons and I have gathered collections for their cause.How or why did you select to support the charities you currently work with?Ultimately, it’s all about giving back to our communities. Specific charities touch us as we’re able to relate in one way or another, and I think we’re drawn to the ones that connect us most with the human spirit.What is the most annoying thing about people that don’t help charities and why?A few years ago an old ‘friend’ couldn’t understand why I didn’t take my cash, and invest in my own children. My family and I are not rich by any means, but this person almost found it selfish to my children that I would do such a thing. I like to believe that I teach my two sons something much greater than putting $500 in their bank each year, versus helping out someone who is less fortunate than they are. As we all know, there is a lot of greed in society. Many deem their success by the car they drive, or how big their house is compared to yours. I like to believe the majority, however, understand the true definition of what it means to be rich.And how important do you think it is for celebrities to get involved in charity?Extremely important. I have such an admiration for so many fellow actors. I think Angelina Jolie comes to mind. If there is any value to fame, it is to have the ability to make a difference for the greater good of our respective societies. It’s something I plan to do my entire career.What plans do you have to make an impact on society this year?I plan to continue to donate to the grant I started for my alumni. I will also continue to play an active role in my involvement with Shane’s Inspiration, especially during the Fall and Holidays when their events increase.Find out more about Dominic Pace here.Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

Cipla launches Niveoli inhaler in India

first_imgNew Delhi: Drug major Cipla Friday announced the launch of its proprietary respiratory inhalation therapy product ‘Niveoli’ in India. Niveoli is used in respiratory inhalation therapy that addresses an unmet need associated with obstructive airway diseases (OAD) such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), Cipla said in a BSE filing. Cipla said Niveoli, extra-fine particle beclomethasone-formoterol combination hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) inhaler for adults, targets drug delivery to the small airways. “We see our market leadership as well as the range and depth of our R&D and manufacturing capabilities in this therapy as a privilege and a responsibility to do more for patients,” Cipla Head – India business Nikhil Chopra said. Shares of Cipla were trading 0.40 per cent higher at Rs 546.55 apiece on BSE.last_img read more

Jokes over Ohio State needs to give JK Dobbins the ball

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Monday after No. 6 Ohio State’s 39-38 comeback win against Penn State in which freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took 13 carries for 88 yards, head coach Urban Meyer was adamant he would not “micromanage” which backs deserved carries. Two days following the victory, Meyer said he deferred to running backs coach Tony Alford and co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson when determining who carries the ball. Two days after that, Wilson said Alford controlled carry counts and had no idea the total number of carries Dobbins had until he was told because he is a “big-picture guy” and was focused on “getting the offense going.”Dobbins, who leads the team with 119 carries for 914 yards (7.7 yards per carry), carried the ball four times for 50 yards in the first quarter against the Nittany Lions, then did not touch the ball again until the third quarter.In the Buckeyes’ 55-24 loss to Iowa, the issue resurfaced after Dobbins had four carries for 45 yards in the first quarter, but finished the game with just six carries for 51 yards. On Monday, Meyer said the coaches discuss running back carry counts and added he believes the star freshman deserves more touches.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) warms up prior to the game against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“We have conversation about it,” Meyer said. “If there’s a huge disparity between — I think, [redshirt sophomore Mike Weber is] playing hard. I think J.K. is our starter, had a couple of nice runs. Those are things we talk about. But once again I think coach Alford does a nice job. He should have more than six carries, but we got behind and started throwing it a lot.”Dobbins’ usage against Iowa and inconsistent playing time against Penn State come in stark contrast to his high carry counts at the beginning of the year. Starting in his first-ever collegiate game due to Weber’s injury, the freshman totalled 29 carries for 181 yards, more carries and yards than both Weber or former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had in their debuts.In six of the next seven games, Dobbins received between 12 and 14 carries. He has not rushed for less than 5.5 yards per carry in a single game. “I want to wear him out,” Meyer said on Oct. 11 following Dobbins’ 13-rush, 96-yard performance against Maryland. “Seriously, I want to wear him out.”That has not happened. In contrast, Ohio State fans have worn themselves out yelling for Dobbins to get more carries.This is not the first time Ohio State’s star skill position player has not consistently received touches. On nearly every occasion, quarterback J.T. Barrett has tallied more carries than the running back or H-back. While Dobbins had just six carries against Iowa, Barrett rushed the ball 14 times for 72 yards, averaging four yards less per carry than the freshman.In Ohio State’s loss to Oklahoma earlier this season, Barrett had 18 carries for 66 yards while Dobbins took 13 carries 72 yards. In the loss to Penn State last year, Barrett had 17 carries for 26 yards while former H-back Curtis Samuel had two rushes for 71 yards and caught six passes for 68 yards. In a 2015 loss to Michigan State, Barrett rushed 15 times for 44 yards while Elliott had 12 carries for 33 yards. Like many other teams during Barrett’s tenure as Ohio State’s quarterback, Iowa focused on keeping the ball out of the running back’s hand and forcing the dual-threat to beat them on the ground. Meyer said he and the offensive coaching staff must figure out how to improve the game plan to get more handoffs to the running backs.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) tosses the ball to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“A lot of times when you’re struggling, [Barrett running is] your kind of get-out-of-jail-free card,” Meyer said. But Barrett’s increased runs have not got the Buckeyes out of jail. Instead, they take the ball out of the more dynamic playmaker and give it to Barrett who, despite being a dual-threat quarterback, averages 2.6 less yards per carry than Dobbins.Meyer said he prefers his quarterbacks to run between eight and 12 times per game, and noted he does not want Barrett to run as much. However, he also said he and the assistant coaches have talked about whether Ohio State has passed the ball too much in favor of trying to focus on improving the aerial attack, which struggled early in the season.“We discussed that as well,” Meyer said. “Really through about a six-game run there, we were a nice balance as far as run-pass ratio, throwing for a little bit more than we have. But, yeah, that’s much different makeup right now than when we were a heavy, heavy — used to be about a 70 percent run. It’s about 65 [percent run], about 55/45 now.”Ohio State has rushed the ball on just 52.2 percent of its plays this season. Last season, the Buckeyes rushed the ball on 58.8 percent of offensive plays. In Meyer’s four prior seasons, his teams did not run the ball on less than 62.8 percent of its plays.Since Meyer wants less quarterback runs and has considered whether Ohio State has become too pass-happy, only one antidote exists: increased running back carries.It should be an easy change. All Ohio State must do is hand the ball to one of its most explosive skill position players. Yet Meyer has dealt with this issue in years prior and it continues to surface. The time to “micromanage” Dobbins’ carries is not now. It was before Iowa embarrassed Ohio State and eliminated it from playoff contention. read more

Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

first_img RUSSIA’S SECURITY SERVICE (FSB) said it has detained a suspected organiser of the bombing of the St Petersburg metro that killed 14 people and injured dozens more.The FSB said it detained the man — named as Abror Azimov — in the Odintsovo suburb of Moscow, describing him as “originally from Central Asia,” in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.The suspect has been taken for questioning to the investigative committee, which probes serious crimes, the FSB said.The suspected suicide bomber has been named as 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov, who is thought to have been a Russian national born in Central Asian Kyrgyzstan.Azimov, who was born in 1990, “carried out training of the suicide bomber terrorist Djalilov,” the FSB said, calling him “one of the organisers.”Homemade explosive deviceDjalilov is suspected of triggering a homemade explosive device while on a train in a metro tunnel. Security forces said they safely defused another device left on a platform.Eight were previously been detained in Moscow and Saint Petersburg over the bombing, with the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov saying last week they all came from Central Asia.The attack has posed tough security questions as Russia gears up to host the opening game and final of the Confederations Cup football tournament in June, ahead of the World Cup in 2018.After the bombing, President Vladimir Putin held talks with world leaders including US President Donald Trump to push for greater cooperation in the fight against terrorism.The Kremlin has called the attack a “challenge to every Russian, including the head of state”.© – AFP, 2017Read: North Korea is ‘ready to react to any mode of war desired by US’>Read: Two Latvian men receive serious facial injuries in Tyrone hate crime attack> A child lays flowers near metro station where bomb exploded. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Monday 17 Apr 2017, 7:51 PM Apr 17th 2017, 7:51 PM 7 Comments Short URL Share Tweet Email Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing The bombing at St Petersburg metro killed 14 people and injured dozens more.center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3344569 Image: SIPA USA/PA Images A child lays flowers near metro station where bomb exploded. 7,036 Views last_img read more

Allemagne des logiciels espions pour surveiller des suspects

first_imgAllemagne : des logiciels espions pour surveiller des suspects ?Le Chaos Computer Club soupçonne la police allemande d’installer des logiciels sur les ordinateurs de personnes suspectées durant l’instruction de dossiers judiciaires, afin de les espionner.D’après les hackers du CCC, l’installation d’un cheval de Troie permettrait “de collecter des données privées, mais permet un accès à distance, afin de télécharger et d’exécuter des programmes.” Le site Naked Security, édité par le fournisseur d’antivirus Sophos, confirme ces accusations, selon Le Monde. Graham Cluley du blog Naked Security détaille que : “ce Troyen peut contrôler de nombreuses applications liées à la communication, comme Skype, MSN Messenger et Yahoo Messenger.” Le virus est par ailleurs capable de “faire des copies de ce qui apparaît à l’écran des utilisateurs et enregistrer les appels sur Skype.” Le porte-parole du gouvernement allemand, Steffen Seibert, a confié à l’AFP : “nous prenons les informations liées aux recherches du Chaos Computer Club très au sérieux. Markus Beyer, le porte-parole adjoint du ministère de l’intérieur, indique pour sa part qu'”à notre connaissance, le programme mis en évidence par le CCC est vieux de trois ans, et, en l’état actuel de nos recherches, il n’a jamais été utilisé.”Enfin, il est peut être nécessaire de rappeler qu’en France, dans le cadre de la loi Loppsi 2, la police peut, sous l’autorité d’un juge, avoir recours à des programmes espions installés sur les ordinateurs de suspects.  Le 11 octobre 2011 à 09:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

CTran lists route changes for Saturdays Parade of Bands

first_imgMultiple routes will be on detour Saturday, May 18, during the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. Service impacts will begin at approximately 7 a.m., and the following routes will be affected:Route 2 will be on detour from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Buses will not serve stops on Hazel Dell Avenue between 99th Street and 94th Street.Route 31 will be on detour from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Buses will not serve stops on Hazel Dell Avenue between Main Street and 99th Street.Route 71 will be on detour from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Buses will not serve stops on Highway 99 between Ross Street and 99th Street.Route 78 will be on detour from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Buses will not serve stops on 78th Street between 25th Avenue and Highway 99, or on Highway 99 between 78th Street and 99th Street.last_img read more

Gates boosts aid in malaria fight

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic.In an interview with The Associated Press and in a speech Sunday at a global health conference in New Orleans, the Microsoft co-founder said his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would increase its malaria program budget by 30 percent, to more than $200 million per year. That’s on top of the foundation’s other donations to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.Small steps won’t get the job done, and scientists don’t have all the tools they need to eradicate malaria, Gates said.His plan includes developing a drug or vaccine to purge the malaria parasite in people who carry it without showing symptoms — a “human reservoir” that helps spread the disease. “I really do believe that malaria can be eradicated in my lifetime,” said Gates, who just turned 59. Gates spoke at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a conference that usually gets little public notice, about diseases often referred to as “neglected.” That is not the case this year. On Wednesday, Louisiana officials created a stir by asking the 3,500 people registered for the conference to stay away if they have been to certain West African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days, the maximum incubation period for Ebola.last_img read more

Quader explains 5 reasons for poor voter turnout in city polls

first_imgRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader has highlighted five reasons for the poor voter turnout at the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) elections held on Thursday.He said it was a holiday, many of the voters had left the city to go home, a large political party did not take part in the election, it had rained at the beginning of the day, and it was actually a by-election. All of this resulted in thin presence of voters at the polling centres.Referring to the voter turnout in Thursday’s mayoral election, Quader also said there was a larger turnout this time than there was in the 2001 election where Sadeq Hossain Khoka was elected mayor.Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was addressing the media at a press conference at the Awami League president’s political office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Friday.”The BNP was calculative in deciding whether or not to participate in the polls. They had joined the city corporation polls in the past and won in four. It didn’t make a shattering difference. There are ups and downs in politics. Today we may be in power, tomorrow we may not be,” he said.”No one should arrogantly expect to remain forever at the helm.”The AL general secretary also said that BNP’s condition would deteriorate further if they continue to boycott elections and this would have an impact on their performance in the next parliamentary polls.last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein Fired From The Weinstein Company

first_img Share Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company, according to the company’s board.TWC’s board of representatives announced Sunday:“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”The TWC co-founder is being forced out just three days after The New York Times published the bombshell report, detailing decades of sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein levied by former employees and the legal settlements that followed.As the Two-Way noted at the time, Harvey Weinstein’s alleged predatory behavior toward women has been talked about within his companies for years.In response to the Times story, Weinstein apologized in a statement for some of his behavior, saying that the workplace culture was different when he entered the movie industry in the ’60s and ’70s.Lawyer Lisa Bloom, known for representing women who have accused powerful men of sexual harassment, resigned as adviser to Weinstein on Saturday.That’s in addition to three of the nine, all-male members of the TWC board who have stepped down, according to The Hollywood Reporter, since The Times report: Dirk Ziff, Tim Sarnoff and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.last_img read more

Debate Stage Cut In Half For 1Night September

first_img by NPR News Jessica Taylor 8.29.19 9:09am The Sept. 12 Democratic debate stage is set with just 10 candidates, ensuring there will be a one-night event in which the front-runners will finally come face to face. Making the cut are: former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. It’s the third debate so far this cycle and will take place in Houston hosted by ABC News and Univision. Stricter qualification rules from the Democratic National Committee required candidates to hit both polling and fundraising benchmarks. That means the debate field from June and July has been slashed in half, the biggest demarcation yet in the race to determine who will take on President Trump. For Democrats frustrated by the massive field of 20 candidates, the smaller focus on those running who have the best shot to actually win the nomination is a welcome development just over five months before the first votes are cast. “I’m looking forward to getting to the place — assuming I’m still around — that it gets down to a smaller number of people so we can have more of a discussion instead of one-minute assertions,” Biden told reporters after a campaign event in Spartanburg, S.C., on Wednesday.Notably, Biden will finally face off against a surging Warren, who is quickly emerging as his top rival. Thanks to a random drawing to determine debate order for the first two meetings, the two have yet to share the same stage. “I’m just gonna be me. And she’ll be her. Let people make their judgments. I have great respect for her,” the former vice president said of a matchup with the Massachusetts senator. There have already been ramifications from the DNC’s decision to curtail the debate size next month, with the past two weeks seeing the most departures yet from struggling candidates. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday became the latest to drop out, citing failure to make the stage as part of her calculus. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee also recently ended their long shot bids. Other candidates, however, are vowing to stay and fight, despite the decreased exposure and mounting odds they face now that the field is beginning to winnow. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet’s campaign sent a letter to DNC Chairman Tom Perez demanding clarification on how the debate criteria were chosen — reaching at least 2% in four state or national surveys from pollsters recognized from the DNC, along with hitting 130,000 unique donors from at least 20 states. “To date, the DNC has not provided information on how or why its unprecedented debate qualification requirements were set nor what the criteria will be for the eight future debates,” Bennet adviser Craig Hughes wrote. “The least we owe the Democratic voters is transparency about why and how decisions are being made on their behalf to ensure a fair process as the primary continues.”On MSNBC Wednesday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock bemoaned that there won’t be a rural voice onstage. He’s touted his victory in a state Trump carried by 20 points. “If you look at really being the only one that’s won in a red state — if we can’t win Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, if we can’t make a difference in those areas, even those that voted Obama-Obama-Trump, it’s going to be that much harder to win this election,” Bullock argued. Others who narrowly missed out tried to see a silver lining — the same rules will be in place for the October debate, meaning that while the same 10 candidates are guaranteed a spot, others have more time to qualify. That could mean an expansion back to two debate nights instead of one. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer is the latest major candidate to enter the race, reversing an earlier decision not to run. He used his wealth and contacts he built over a long campaign for Trump’s impeachment to hit the donor requirements. He hit 2% in three polls but missed out on the crucial fourth. Now he has several more weeks to hit that mark. “While we believe that voters in these states deserve to see Tom on the debate stage in Houston, we understand the rules established by the DNC and respect the process,” Steyer campaign manager Heather Hargreaves said in a statement. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has also hit the fundraising threshold but needs two more polls to make the stage in October. Author and spiritual adviser Marianne Williamson has also acquired enough donors but needs three more surveys where she registers at least 2%.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Paul Sancya Debate Stage Cut In Half For 1-Night September Showdown last_img read more

British gay athlete pledges to defend LGBTI rights in Qatar

first_imgGay athlete Tom Bosworth says he’ll risk prison to defend LGBTI rights at the 2019 World Championships in Qatar. LGBTI in sport: Bosworth promises to defend rights in Qatar. Photo: @Tom_Bosworth Twitter Told fiancée and family not to attend‘I’ve told my fiancée, ‘don’t even consider coming’, the Independent quoted him as saying. ‘I don’t want you or my family to come’’.It’s not clear exactly how Bosworth plans to shine a light on LGBTI issues while in Qatar. However, The Independent noted that criticising the Gulf state’s Emir carries a five-year jail sentence.Aspire Academy: World famous stadium maks intolerance of country’s LGBTI rights. Photo: Aspire.qa‘I will not be afraid to speak out,’ Bosworth said after his latest victory on Saturday. ‘I’m going there to do a job and compete but I want to do that safely, happily and I want those opportunities for everybody.’Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and carries a prison sentence of one to three years. However, it can be up to five years for gay men.The Gulf state also doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage or civil partnerships, nor does it allow people to campaign for LGBTI rights.The athletics World Championships are due to take place from 28 September until 6 October 2019.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Bosworth is angry that a sport that prides itself on diversity has allowed its flagship event to be hosted by a country that criminalises homosexuality.Ready for Qatar: Tom Bosworth wins gold with world record at London Anniversary Games‘There’s many questions as to why this championship’s ended up where it has,’ Bosworth told The Independent. ‘I think the athletes and perhaps even the sport has been forgotten.’‘Obviously Qatar wants to make a statement. They’ve got the football world cup (in 2022) as well. If it’s about money, there’s other options [that could have been taken].’The 28 year-old athlete, who came out as gay in 2015, made the comments after achieving the second world record of his career at the London Stadium on Saturday.He is one of Britain’s leading gold medal prospects for the Doha event after collecting a silver medal in the 20km race walk at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Tom Bosworth wins race walk silver medal at Commonwealth GamesOlympic speed walker Tom Bosworth reveals he was outed at schoolTeam England launch powerful LGBTI Commonwealth Games anthemRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/british-gay-athlete-pledges-to-defend-lgbti-rights-in-qatar/last_img read more

Icelandic film Rams wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize

first_img Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility FILE – In this Friday, May 15, 2015 file photo, actor Theodor Juliusson, left, director Grimur Hakonarson, center, and Sigurdur Sigurjonsson pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Hrutar (Rams), at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. “Rams,” a film about the relationship between farmers and sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) Sponsored Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies CANNES, France (AP) — “Rams,” a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition on Saturday.Jury president Isabella Rossellini said Grimur Hakonarson’s film was being honored for “treating in a masterful, tragicomic way the undeniable bond that links all humans to animals.”There were 19 films in the Un Certain Regard competition, which honors new directors and more offbeat films than those up for Cannes’ main Palme d’Or prize. Comments   Share   ErrorOK ErrorOK The second-place Jury Prize went to Croatian director Dalibor Matanic for “Zvizdan” (“The High Sun”), which explores love and ethnic hatred in the Balkans. Matanic dedicated the prize to his producer, his wife and his soon-to-be-born daughter.“I hope she will live in a better and far more tolerant world,” he said.The jury bestowed the directing prize on Kiyoshi Kurosawa for “Journey to the Shore,” and also gave awards to “Treasure,” by Romania’s Corneliu Porumboiu, “Nahid” by Iranian director Ida Panahandeh and “Masaan” by India’s Neeraj Ghaywan.Actress-director Rossellini said serving on the jury had been “like taking a flight over the planet and seeing all its inhabitants and their emotions.”“I think we are the envy of every anthropologist,” she said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Les Miles, who is the head football coach at Louisiana State University, cared about Tyrann Mathieu.Yet, before the 2012 season could kickoff, he dismissed him from the team.As Miles told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday, nothing Mathieu did negatively impacted the team on the field, in the locker room, or socially. However, at some point the decision to dismiss Mathieu from the team had to be made, as the player’s issues with drugs became too much. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo So the hope — really, the expectation — is that Mathieu’s past is just that, and he’s ready to get a once-promising career back on track now that he’s in the NFL. The player’s problem, his former coach said, is that he’s “a pleaser.” “He’s one of those guys that when somebody asks him to come, he feels obligated,” he said. “But is he malicious? Absolutely not.“You will find that he will adhere to team policy and team rules; he was always a tremendous contributor to our team.”In two college seasons, Mathieu tallied 133 total tackles, four interceptions and six fumble recoveries. He averaged 17.2 yards per return on 25 punts, two of which he returned for touchdowns. But again, the 5-foot-9, 186-pound player who the Cardinals plan to play at safety has had few troubles when standing between the white lines.“His issue was off the field, and his issue was the same way that he wants to please his teammates and make plays and compete, and compete with great heart and a lion’s mentality,” Miles said. “In the same way, if he goes to the social life, he wants to help those guys and be with friends and really has a difficult time discerning the difference.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Cardinals, though, are betting that they can help Mathieu with just that. Mathieu will turn 21 on May 13, meaning though he’s had some troubles, his entire life is still ahead of him. And, as of right now, it could include a great career in football.“I think he realizes this is a great opportunity, Arizona and Coach Arians have taken and made for him,” the coach said. “Now it’s time for him to realize his dream and play for years.”And for what it’s worth, Miles is confident Mathieu will do exactly that.“I think there’s a need to surround him with the right structure and the right style of guys, but I would bet on him,” he said. “I’ve seen his want and I see who he is being more important than whatever issues could be on the perimeter.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img LISTEN: Les Miles, LSU Head Football Coach “He was the one who took most of the negativity and the detriment,” he said. “The loss was to the team and the loss was certainly felt. “Not something that we wanted to sustain and certainly not something that the team needed.”But, Miles added, “This guy is a special person and I’ve got to root for him.”Miles and Arizona Cardinals fans both, now that the team chose him in the third round of the NFL Draft last week. “He will be a tremendous contributor,” Miles said. Mathieu, who did not play for anybody in 2012, was a consensus All-American, First-Team All-SEC, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011. “He’s a guy who really was meant to play football,” Miles said. “He’s a guy that really just loves it and looks for those opportunities to make Tyrann Mathieu-style of plays. “Now, the key to Ty is just to make sure he keeps his focus on those things that are important to him,” the coach said. “As long as he doesn’t allow a social life to draw him into things, he’ll be a tremendous player for Arizona for years.”And therein lies the rub with regards to Mathieu. He’s as talented as any player in the draft, and can be a real weapon for the Cardinals on the field. That would have been true while the player was at LSU, yet Mathieu’s off the field issues could not be overcome while he was in college. Comments   Share   Your browser does not support the audio element. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgParis, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineIdeally located in the center of Paris, Le Meurice, a Dorchester Collection hotel, reopens its Spa Valmont this upcoming September after a revitalizing four-month interlude.Spa Valmont for Le Meurice is a haven of tranquility extending over 1110 square-feet, decorated in soothing shades of bronze, celadon green and beige with accents of gold. The spa opens up to a delightful landscaped terrace bathed in natural light and the sense of welcome and comfort is immediate, thanks to architectural curves and generously rounded furnishings. Equipped with three luxurious treatment suites, a nail bar, state-of-the-art fitness room, sauna and two hammams covered with sumptuous pearly Bissaza mosaic; Spa Valmont offers many opportunities to unwind.For further relaxation, guests can cocoon in the comfort of the two rest areas or, after a sauna or hammam, enjoy the invigorating effects of the ice fountain, a nod at Valmont’s L’Elixir des Glaciers anti-aging treatments. To celebrate this rebirth, Spa Valmont for Le Meurice Manager Sylvaine Declèves proposes an exclusive and limited edition treatment, Bulle Émotionnelle, a complete, revitalizing facial protocol.The Bulle Émotionnelle treatment begins with gently releasing tension with a facial drainage, as therapists dip their expert hands into ice and ease the area around the eyes to restore youthful firmness. The treatment continues with facial modeling and Valmont’s Renewing Pack for almost instantly radiant skin. Little by little, the intense cooling sensation of the menthol in the mask is balanced by the natural warmth of the hands as they massage the face. The final act in this personalized treatment is the careful application of Swiss skincare products especially suited to different skin types.www.lemeurice.com/spalast_img read more

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