Hope Smith, Warner and Bancroft get the right help: Darren Lehmann

first_imgFormer Australia coach Darren Lehmann said he hoped the banned trio of Australian cricket — Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft — got the “right help”.Smith and Warner are into the seventh month of their one-year bans while Bancroft, who was suspended for 9 month, will be eligible to resume cricket after December.The three cricketers were handed suspensions by Cricket Australia after they were found guilty of playing a part in the ball-tampering fiasco in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March this year.Lehmann, who is set for a commentary stint with a local radio station after coaching at CA’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ academy in Brisbane, said his former employers could have done more to support him in the wake of Cape Town.”For me, it was okay. It was a tough time and you had bad days and good days and I’m sure all those other three blokes [Smith, Warner and Bancroft] had worse days,” he told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.”You just hope they get the right help, everyone gets the right help when they need it. There could have been more help but they certainly didn’t just leave us hanging either,” he added.Read – David Warner might be in for hostile reception from English public: Joe RootLehmann has also revealed he remains emotionally damaged by the South Africa ball-tampering scandal and continues to have counselling more than seven months after his teary resignation in March.Lehmann quit his role with more than a year remaining on his contract despite being cleared of wrongdoing in the Cape Town scandal in March. Justin Langer succeeded him in May.advertisement”I saw people, and am still seeing people about it. That’s a work in progress. I don’t think people know how much it affects people behind the scenes, but that’s one of those things that you go through. The help of family and close friends got me through,” the 48-year-old said.Also Read – Cricket Australia described as ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’ in commission reportCricket Australia, led by chairman David Peever, has been under fire following the delayed release of the Longstaff review which blamed the board in part for the ball-tampering incident and accused it of allowing an “alpha male culture” to flourish and harm the game.Lehmann was criticised heavily by media pundits in the wake of Cape Town for failing to sanction his players for on-field misconduct.However, he denied one of the Longstaff review’s findings that players had abused their own staff on match days.”That might have been before my time. I didn’t see that in my time,” he said. “They were always respectful and I didn’t have a problem with that.”You’re a family travelling around,” he added. “Some of that has been hurtful saying the culture is not great, because it’s not too bad.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

ISSF World Cup: Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win gold in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team

first_imgManu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Wednesday. Ranxin Jiang and Bowen Zhang of China won silver while the Republic of Korea pair Minjung Kim and Daehun Park got the bronze.Manu and Saurabh combined to shoot a total of 483.4 points in the final.The pair had earlier equalled Qualification World Record and also set a new Qualification World Record Junior by shooting 778 points.The other Indian pair of Heena Sidhu and Abhishek Verma failed to qualify for the final, shooting a total of 770 points.No better ending than this! #ISSFWC pic.twitter.com/8XKCVa7MkmISSF (@ISSF_Shooting) February 27, 2019On Sunday, Saurabh Chaudhary shot a world record score of 245.0 in the men’s 10m air pistol event to bag his first senior gold medal. The gold medal victory also helped India book a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Saurabh also holds the world record in 10m air pistol event in the junior category and that number is higher than the senior world record he made on Sunday. On the other hand, Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for the women’s 10m air pistol event finals.In the qualifying of the event, Manu finished at the 14th spot with 573 points while Heena was placed at the 25th spot with 571, which is why they failed to make it through.In a series of six shots, Manu recorded her best score on her final shot when she hit a 98. Heena Sidhu, on the other hand, was even more ordinary as her best shot was 97.advertisementManu had also failed to win a medal in the women’s 25m pistol event on Sunday when she finished fifth in the finals with a total score of 22 from 35 shots.Also Read | Saurabh Chaudhary feeling superb after setting new record in shooting World CupAlso Read | Shut the phone and stay disciplined: Jaspal Rana to his young shooterslast_img read more

ESPN Analyst Says Oklahoma Has Better Offense Than Alabama

first_imgKyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Alabama Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the nation for many reasons, not the least of which is their offense led by QB Tua Tagovailoa. But the Oklahoma Sooners have had a few offensive explosions of their own this year, and at least one analyst thinks the Sooners have an edge over Alabama.On the Paul Finebaum Show, ESPN Big 12 reporter Jake Trotter claimed that Oklahoma’s offense was better than Alabama’s “by a slight margin.”“I think Oklahoma’s offense is better than Alabama’s offense by a slight margin,” Trotter said.Alabama is averaging 48.6 points per game, while Oklahoma is averaging 49.0 points per game.”I think Oklahoma’s offense is better than Alabama’s offense by a slight margin” – @Jake_TrotterAgree or disagree? pic.twitter.com/5dGU75Il3G— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 12, 2018One key difference between Alabama and Oklahoma has been their defenses. Alabama’s is second in the country in points allowed (12.7) while Oklahoma’s is 83rd, allowing 29.8 points per game.It might not matter if the Sooners have the better offense or not though. If Oklahoma doesn’t make it to the College Football Playoff, they won’t have a chance to prove it against Alabama.The Sooners are currently ranked No. 6 and will need help to make it into the top four.last_img read more

Fitting Steve Smith and David Warner in top 4 will be tough: Simon Katich

first_img Indo-Asian News Service KolkataMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 10:04 IST Smith and Warner are set to defend Australia’s World Cup crown (Twitter: @cricketcomau)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith and David Warner are now back in the thick of things for AustraliaThe headache for Australia is how to fit in Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja and Warner into the top 3Simon Katich also threw his weight behind Dinesh Karthik whose selection raised a few eyebrowsPenciling in David Warner and Steve Smith into the top-order could be a headache, but there is no doubt the pair would only make the playing XI richer as they strive to defend their World Cup crown in England and Wales next month, feels former batsman Simon Katich.Former Australia skipper Smith and his deputy Warner served the bans handed to them in the wake of last year’s Cape Town ball tampering affair, and are now back in the thick of things for Australia.While Warner has been in the form of his life, finishing the Indian Premier League as the highest scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Smith stamped his class in the warm-up games against New Zealand in Australia.”They are both quality players and their records speak for themselves. The hard part is the Australian team has a problem of plenty particularly in the top four.”Both of them are top four players. There is (Usman) Khawaja, (Aaron) Finch, Shaun Marsh, and the two and these guys will try to fit into four slots. Then there is Maxwell, Stoinis. It’s going to be a tough selection call,” Katich told IANS.For the defending champions, the primary selection question centers on how to fit in Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja and Warner into the top three.There have been talks of the duo receiving hostile treatment from the fans in England during the World Cup besides being greeted with greater scrutiny after a turbulent 12 months.After the World Cup, Australia will take on England in the Ashes.advertisement”They will welcome back the experience of Smith and Warner,” said Katich when asked about the off-field baggage that comes along with the pair.”The balance with the batting line-up is what they need to get right,” the 43-year old reiterated.Katich, who worked closely with India’s World Cup-bound wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik during his time as assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, also threw his weight behind the 33-year old whose selection raised a few eyebrows.”There is a lot of talk around that No.4 spot, and he is a guy who likes to spend time in the middle. Once he is set, he is very hard to bowl to at the back end. He has got all the tricks and he does have the timing and power to clear the rope,” said Katich who has played 56 Tests and 45 ODis for Australia.”It’s hard to judge a player based on T20 cricket with ODI cricket,” he concluded.Australia take on Afghanistan in their World Cup opener on June 1 while India open their account against South Africa on June 5. The showpiece event starts on May 30.Also Read | Australia will play on our strengths in 2019 ICC World Cup: Alex CareyAlso Read | Great to be part of women’s Ashes series: Australia captain Meg LanningFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Steven SmithFollow David WarnerFollow ICC World Cup 2019 Fitting Steve Smith and David Warner in top 4 will be tough: Simon KatichICC World Cup 2019: For the defending champions Australia, the primary selection question centres on how to fit in Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, David Warner and Steven Smith into the top 4advertisementlast_img read more

Bob Cole returns for 50th and final season on Hockey Night in

first_imgCanadian broadcast legend Bob Cole will be back in the broadcast booth for his 50th and final year on Hockey Night in Canada, beginning with the first Saturday of the NHL season next month.Cole is scheduled to call 10 games, all of which will come in the first half of the 2018-19 season. Cole’s first game of the year will be on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the game between Montreal and Pittsburgh. Further details of a tribute in his honour will be announced at a later date.“Hockey has been my passion for as long as I can remember,” said Cole. “It’s been an honour and a privilege serving Canadian hockey fans across the country and being part of the Hockey Night in Canada institution. I’m looking forward to getting to the rinks for this last season, seeing familiar faces and getting out there to do what I love most in the world.”Beginning his hockey-broadcasting career with VOCM radio in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Cole moved into television in 1973. In addition to 50 years on Hockey Night in Canada, Cole has also called hockey play-by-play for multiple Olympic Games. Cole is a Gemini-award winning broadcaster, a member of the Order of Canada and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996 as a recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for broadcasting excellence.“There are so few broadcasters and voices in sport that transcend the way Bob’s has over the last half a century and we are honoured to have him call this last season for Sportsnet on Hockey Night in Canada,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet & NHL Properties. “Bob is a true professional in this industry and he will pour his heart and soul into these games, focusing on doing the job that he loves and delivering the call to our hockey audiences from coast-to-coast.”last_img read more

We respect Pant but wont focus on him alone CSK coach Fleming

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant might have played a stellar role on Sunday to win them the opening game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, but Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming made it clear that overplanning keeping one player in mind wouldnt help the team. “You have to respect so many players in the tournament and he is one of them. But there are others as well. Have to be sure you don’t overplan. He is one of the great young prospects in Indian cricket. But there is Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, captain Shreyas Iyer. One thing is to find a weakness, but have to use it well. You must focus on own strength,” he explained. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAsked if the conditions in Ferozeshah Kotla will help the Chennai side as CSK too banks on spin on their home ground in Chepauk, Fleming said: “The last game was difficult for the batters. The bowlers excelled. The fact that we use spinners is one or our tactics, we have seaming bowlers as well to exploit situations. We will spend time to look at the conditions. Getting the combination right is important.” While everyone has spoken about how M.S. Dhoni is in the last stretch of his career, Fleming said he didn’t wish to get into the debate and he primarily wanted to see MS at the 2019 World Cup. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I certainly was hoping he gets through to the World Cup and that he will. Haven’t had discussions about what happens after that. I would want him to carry on for CSK till the end of this cycle. He is training well, playing well and enjoying himself. That is important,” the coach said. Fleming was all praise for senior spinner Harbhajan Singh and said that the off-spinner will definitely be considered for the game against DC. “He was fantastic in the first game. Experience is important. There are a lot of left-handers in the Delhi side. That was discussed in the RCB game as well. We will look to consider that. It is about the skill sets we have. It was a compliment to not having to stick to the overseas quota. We will consider it again tomorrow,” he said. While Ambati Rayudu is playing the IPL, he definitely has his sights on the no.4 spot in India’s World Cup team. But Fleming said that the CSK opener should look to play freely. “He doesn’t have to be conservative with us. Loved him running down the wicket and hitting the fast bowler over the top (against RCB) and that is what we want to see,” he said.last_img read more

Rare of picture of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma

first_imgFez- A rare picture of King Mohammed and Princess Lalla Salma is circulating on social media since Thursday. The picture, which probably dates back to 2002 or 2003, shows the Moroccan monarch and his spouse wearing casual clothes away from any royal protocol.The photo was posted on the page of Mehdi Benkirane, founder and president of Association  “Enfantts du Coeur” (Children of the Hear)  and CEO of VMM – Les Victoires de la Musique au Maroc (Victory of Music in Morocco). Last October, other pictures of the Moroccan head of state were taken in the United Arab Emirates in which he appeared laid back. The pictures went also viral on social media, especially Facebook. MWN could not verify whether the picture is real or photoshopped. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2013 5:25 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,749.90 up 50.25 points):Tuscany International Drilling Inc. (TSX:TID). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 7.14 per cent, at 13 cents on 19.7 million shares. The energy sector shed 0.21 of point, or 0.08 per cent, to 253.18.BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 29 cents, or 1.96 per cent, at $15.09 on 12.3 million shares. The smartphone pioneer booked a fourth-quarter profit of US$98 million or 19 cents per share, reversing a loss of $125 million or 24 cents from the same period last year. It also announced that co-founder Mike Lazaridis will retire as vice chairman and director on May 1.Mood Media Corp. (TSX:MM). Advertising and marketing services. Down 36 cents, or 25.90 per cent, at $1.03 on 7.5 million shares. The Toronto-based company’s fourth-quarter loss almost quadrupled to $27.1 million from the same period a year ago while revenue jumped 51 per cent due to acquisitions, improved growth and higher recurring revenue.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down eight cents, or 2.52 per cent, at $3.09 on 4.9 million shares. The Vancouver-based company’s net income cut almost in half in the fourth quarter amid higher taxes and operating and other costs that more than offset improved revenue from gold sales.Suncor Energy (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up four cents, or 0.13 per cent, at $30.44 on 4.4 million shares. It announced Wednesday it was not going ahead with its troubled Voyageur oilsands upgrader project, citing market conditions which have changed significantly. Suncor took a $1.49-billion writedown on Voyageur in the fourth-quarter of 2012.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 16 cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $14.96 on 4.3 million shares. The financials sector was up 0.97 of a point, or 0.49 per cent, to 197.59 points.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,099 up 1.21 points):Longford Energy Inc. (TSXV:LFD.H). Oil and gas. Down half-a-cent , or 4.55 per cent, at 10.5 cents on 3.5 million shares.Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSVX:PAN). Up two cents, or 8.70 per cent, at 25 cents on 2.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:CVTech Group Inc. (TSX:CVT). Up six cents, or 5.26 per cent, at $1.20 on 272,092 shares. The company, which provides maintenance services for power transmission and distribution lines, said it earned $3.8 million in its latest quarter as revenue, boosted by the clean up work in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.Rogers (TSX:RCI.B). Telecommunications. Up 36 cents, or 0.70 per cent, at $51.89 on one million shares. The company says it is considering selling digital streaming of Toronto Blue Jays games and its Sportsnet channels to non-TV subscribers. read more

Continue working together UN chief urges DR Congo as country heads to

In a statement, the Secretary-General also encouraged all Congolese citizens to seize “this historic opportunity” to participate in the consolidation of the country’s democratic institutions.Mr. Guterres also reminded those with a stake in the outcome of their “critical role” in preventing electoral violence, by refraining from any form of provocation and showing maximum restraint in what they say and do.He also urged everyone to protect and ensure safe access to health facilities in Ebola affected areas, amid serious concerns, expressed by the UN health agency, that recent violence in the country’s east could reverse important gains made against the disease and increase transmission.In a separate statement, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the UN World Health Organization, said that the agency was doing “doing everything possible” to assist those affected by the deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern DRC despite deteriorating security situation in the region.Protests have erupted in three key towns – Beni, Butembo and Yumbi – following the Government’s decision to postpone elections there, amid fears of Ebola transmission, and an uptick in violence by armed groups.In Beni, protests at Government buildings spilled into an Ebola transit centre, causing panic among both those seeking services as well as health workers.Mr. Tedros said that it would be a “tragedy” for the local population, if the disease were to come back, as they have “already suffered too much.”“Working side by side” with DRC health authorities and partners, the priority is to end the Ebola outbreak, he added, noting “we cannot afford to take a step back at this critical point in the response.”I ‘understand’ health concerns – UN mission headMeanwhile, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, Leila Zerrougui, voiced regret over the postponement of elections in Beni, Butembo and Yumbi, on account of the Ebola outbreak.“I was informed that there was a [health] concern with the hundreds of people passing by and touching a screen…I understand this concern,” Ms. Zerrougui told the UN mission’s radio station, Radio Okapi.“Personally, I regret that the people of Beni [and] Butembo, who have suffered much for years…cannot vote,” she added.To mitigate the threat of Ebola transmission during the elections, the UN mission – known by its French acronym, MONUSCO – is working to place hand-washing and cleaning facilities at the entrance to polling stations, to help allay fears. read more

Ohio State field hockey season comes to a close with tourney loss

Members of the Ohio State field hockey team sing ‘Carmen Ohio’ after a 2-1 loss to Michigan on Nov. 2 at Buckeye Varsity Field.Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefOhio State field hockey fell short against top-seeded Maryland, 5-0, in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Thursday morning in Ann Arbor, Mich.Maryland’s Sarah Sprink, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, scored a pair of goals in the victory. The junior defender started off the scoring 17 minutes into the game with a goal off a penalty corner from Big Ten Freshman of the Year, midfielder Moira Putsch.With less than 10 minutes to play in the half, Sprink was awarded a penalty stroke, and she connected to give Maryland a 2-0 lead at the half.The Terrapins (17-2, 7-1) didn’t hold up on their attack coming out of the half. Instead, they put the game away with a six-minute onslaught.Freshman defender Carrie Hanks scored in the 42nd minute off a crossing pass from Putsch to start Maryland’s second-half rally.Less than five minutes later, Sprink found space again and found junior midfielder Anna Dessoye for a tip-in goal.For good measure, senior forward Katie Gerzabek scored Maryland’s fifth goal with 22:39 to play to put the game out of reach for the Buckeyes.OSU was outshot, 22-7, and the Terrapins held an 8-3 advantage in penalty corners.Second-team All-Big Ten performer Peanut Johnson got three shots on goal during the game, but the Buckeye junior forward was not able to find the back of the net.OSU finished its season 6-12 after going 6-13 in 2013. The Buckeyes are set to return 12 freshmen next season, including leading scorer Maddy Humphrey, who finished the season with 32 points on 12 goals and eight assists.Johnson is also set to return for her senior season after finishing with a career-high 11 assists and combining with Humphrey for 59 points in 2014.Since defeating Indiana on the road to get coach Anne Wilkinson’s 300th victory, OSU lost four consecutive games to end the season.Maryland is set to face Penn State in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday at 1 p.m. at Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. read more

NHS negligence bill set to more than double as waiting lists lengthen

first_imgSpiralling NHS negligence bills are set to double in less than five years, and could get even worse amid lengthening hospital waiting times, watchdogs have warned.The National Audit Office (NAO) said soaring numbers of claims, especially the most costly ones caused by maternity blunders, are fuelling record compensation spending.Its report shows the number of claims has doubled in a decade, and has now reached more than 10,000 cases a year. Over the same period, legal costs have soared, amid the rise in “no-win no-fee” agreements.The figures show that claimants legal costs have risen by 533 per cent, outstripping a 316 per cent rise in damages.The watchdog also criticised the length of time spent disputing cases, adding to costs. It now takes 426 days for the average claim to be settled, the report says – a rise from 300 days six years ago, with every extra day adding £40 to costs.It also highlighted a sharp rise in spending on maternity blunders which left babies brain-damaged – with a 350 per cent rise in damages over the last decade.The NAO said lengthening NHS waiting times could increase the risks of future claims, from patients whose diagnosis or treatment is delayed.  Waiting lists are now the highest they have been for a decade, with a 76 per cent rise in the numbers waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment over the last two years. Jeremy Hunt  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Meg Hillier said: “The costs of clinical negligence claims are spiralling at a time of immense financial pressures on our National Health Service, taking scarce resources away from frontline services and patients.” “The Department of Health and Ministry of Justice have been too slow to work together to turn the tide, with actions to save £90 million a year by 2020-21 a drop in the ocean in the face of forecast costs of £3.2 billion a year by 2021. We need Government to take a good hard look at the financial and personal costs of clinical negligence.”center_img The Government has drawn up plans which attempt to limit NHS legal costs, including fixed legal costs for cases worth £25,000. But the NAO said the proposals would only save £90m, which the chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, described as a “drop in the ocean” compared with the £3.2bn annual bill forecast for 2021. Jeremy Hunt has set out plans which aim to dramatically reduce the number of tragedies where babies die or are harmed for life Credit:Eddie Mulhollandlast_img read more

HP updates its EliteBook and ProBook business notebooks with FORGE

first_imgHot on the heels of Lenovo’s 2011 ThinkPad update, HP has announced their own new models. The EliteBooks and ProBooks were both covered, meaning new systems for the enterprise-level p-series, the mainstream business b-series, and SMB-focused s-series. Ten models were announced in total.The big news is a new design language that HP is calling FORGE (Form Optimized Richness Green Endurance). The EliteBook, being the flagship line, was the most affected. These systems look more attractive and less business-like thanks to recessed I/O slots, cleaner bottoms with hidden labels, tiny pin-like precision LED indicators, larger trackpads, and a new barrel hinge design. On the functional side, the new EliteBooks received larger drainage channels, filtered intake vents to keep gunk out, and a bottom panel that can be opened tool-lessly. There is also a rubber frame around the display to add a layer of protection when the computer is shut.AdChoices广告Overall FORGE makes for a notebook that is a lot like the previous EliteBook but with a more distinctive design. HP isn’t taking any major chance here, but the p-series computers definitely don’t look like the competition. The squared-off design didn’t do much to slim down the p-series and the new computers are actually a bit heavier than the old ones, but there are still a lot of nice changes.The b- and s-series computers got more metal on their exteriors and some other minor upgrades. Most of the cool stuff was trickled down from the line above it (p to b and b to s) so you’ll recognize these features.The new EliteBooks are the 14-inch 8460p and the 14.5-inch 8560p. These will run second-gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, have 3G/4G support, and either use Intel HD or AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics. Aside from the design stuff the coolest new perk seems to be HP’s ProtectTools which now has facial recognition and can look for a paired Bluetooth cell phone as a secondary security token.Battery life was bumped up seriously as well–HP says the 8460p running an SSD with a 9-cell battery and an additional slice battery will run for 32 hours! Under what we would call real-life use they say it will beat 20 hours.The ProBook b-series will arrive in the form of the all-new 13-inch 6360b, and then the 14-inch 6460b and 15.6-inch 6560b. These are the mainstream business computers and as such won’t offer a quad-core option. They did get more metal on the outside, an optional HD webcam, and a tougher chassis with more magnesium built-in.The s-series, meant for small businesses with unmanaged IT, picks up the new 4230s, 4330s, 4430s, 4530s and 4730s ranging from 13.3- up to 17.3-inches. These systems get Core i3/i5/i7 processors (with a quad-core option), switchable graphics on some, SRS sound, HP ProtectTools, anodized aluminum around the display and on the palm rest, and a larger trackpad that supports gestures.The EliteBooks will start at $999, ProBook b-series will start at $799, and the ProBook s-series will start at $579. Everything will be available March 15th.HP ProBook s-series_right metallic grayHP ProBook s-series_right metallic grayHP ProBook s-series_left metallic grayHP ProBook s-series_front metallic grayHP ProBook s-series_down facing metallic grayHP ProBook s-series_closed metallic grayHP ProBook b-series_right tentHP ProBook b-series_front right view with dockHP ProBook b-series_front openHP ProBook b-series_angle rearHP EliteBook p-series_right tentHP EliteBook p-series_front right view with dockHP EliteBook p-series_angle rearlast_img read more

HTC Thunderbolt 4G for Verizon Wireless arrives March 17

first_imgWe’ve seen rumors. We’ve heard stories. We’ve gained features and lost features. It has been, from my experience, the second most hyped device on Verizon Wireless and the most hyped Android phone since the Nexus One. The first of Verizon’s 4G lineup is finally here to answer some questions: the HTC Thunderbolt 4G.It’s the third of HTC‘s 4.3-inch slabs of 4G awesomeness with a kickstand. Not unlike the HTC Evo 4G in concept, but different in nearly every other way, the Thunderbolt combines some great hardware with one of the most comfortable feeling devices I have had the pleasure to experience. The design is not unlike a large Nexus One with its soft touch plastic coating all over, though clearly a bit wider and a bit heavier. Opening the kickstand reveals a large speaker capable of some nice sounds, and a nice vibrant screen helps wrap it up nicely. We’ve known about all of those things for awhile, what could possibly be new?AdChoices广告The Thunderbolt will have 8GB of onboard storage and also comes with a 32GB microSD card that is described in the press release as “Actual formatted capacity will be less”. I suspect 16 GB, but no clear definition or reason was given. Skype Video is not included in the press release, which goes along with what we have seen so far from the device rumors, and it’s packing a 1.3 megapixel front and 8 megapixel back camera for when it does come out. It’s running the latest of the Snapdragon line, clocked at 1GHz, though don’t let that spec alone fool you, this monster is plenty fast.Pricing was another significant issue we were patiently waiting on. We’d seen USB stick pricing and tablet pricing for 4G, but what will it cost to put 4G on your phone? Verizon has released a brief statement addressing the current 4G plans. It states that you will be required to have a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package. So that’s going be at least $39.99 for the voice plan and $29.99 for the data plan.Along with this, the Mobile Hotspot service will be free for all Thunderbolt owners until May 15, after which a $20/month add-on will be available to anyone who would like the ability to connect up to 8 devices on the first LTE network.Having been one of the few to get real hands on time with this device at CES, I can tell you that the Thunderbolt was worth the wait. It’s a solid phone that is more than comfortable to hold and delivers any multimedia very well. Plus, it’s an HTC phone, so there is no doubt that it’s only a matter of time before the geeks over at the XDA Developers forum have rooted it and overclocked it to sound like a Ferarri or something.The Thunderbolt has gotten a lot of negative press largely due to poor rumors and idle speculation. Give it a fair shake, and go try one out on March 17.last_img read more

E3 2012 Microsoft keynote wrapup

first_imgMicrosoft kicked off this year’s E3 keynotes this morning, and although they didn’t drop so much as a hint about their next console, they announced a number of new titles and future enhancements to the Xbox 360. Here is our lighting-quick, TL;DR version of the lengthy press conference…Most notable among the game reveals were new entries into the Halo and Gears of War franchises, both synonymous with the 360 platform, as well as Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Forza Horizon, and Ascend: New Gods.Microsoft continued to push hard on their Kinect peripheral during the keynote, both as a motion control solution and a voice input device. Improved Bing voice search is coming to 12 different countries in 6 languages later this year, and will let users search movies and television episodes by genre across all the installed media apps. Voice control will also be a part of Madden 13, where players call audibles, choose plays, hike the ball, and call out individual players, as well as FIFA 13, for making substitutions and formation changes.The company also announced Xbox SmartGlass, a technology for connecting smartphones and tablets to the console for a variety of purposes — drawing plays in Madden, viewing stats and waypoints in Halo, and viewing extra information on a Game of Thrones episode, for example. Fortunately, the SmartGlass functionality won’t be limited to Microsoft platforms, as the company plans to support iOS and Android devices as well.The company showed off various ways that a connected touchscreen device could be used for game interaction, juggling video between the big and small screens, and navigating around Internet Explorer 10 — that’s right, Microsoft’s browser is coming to the 360.As rumored, the press conference also included the debut of the Xbox Music service on Microsoft’s console, which will also be coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phones. Though Microsoft had no new hardware to show off this time around, Xbox SmartGlass is a pretty intriguing answer to the 2-screen tech Nintendo talked about in their pre-E3 video last night.last_img read more

The Rock on Hulk Hogan Weve all talked trash

first_img Videos Articles Twitter Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announces “Ballers” to end on HBO with Season Five These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other The Rock marries his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian on August 18 in Hawaii Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently discussed the racial slur comments by Hulk Hogan that were leaked online last week stemming from a sex tape filmed back in 2006. Johnson said the remarks by Hogan didn’t match his personal history with him.“I’ve known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the ’70s when he was breaking into the business. I come from a very long line of lineage of professional wrestlers. I had not known the man to be racist. We’ve all talked trash, you know, especially in private. He said what he said, and he’s paying the price.”The Daily Mail: ‘We’ve all talked trash’: Dwayne Johnson cuts some slack for old friend Hulk Hogan amid uproar over fellow wrestler’s racial slursRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of conventionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:20/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 57.97%0:04Remaining Time -1:16 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Facebook WhatsApp Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops Forbes Magazine’s Highest Paid Actors of 2019 list center_img Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

South Florida girl speaks out after recovering from stroke

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida girl is speaking out about her road to recovery after suffering from a stroke.Lynn-Sah Joseph was just 11 years old when a health scare changed her life.The fifth-grader was rushed to the hospital after having suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side.Joseph has since made a complete recovery, thanks to the doctors and nurses at Broward Health Medical Center.The survivor is now urging others to learn about the importance of early stroke detection, as well as to be aware that it can happen at any age.“I always heard people could have a stroke, but not at the age like I am right now,” said Joseph. “I thought it could happen to people in their older 30s, like starting teens, but I just didn’t want to believe it. But, well, it happened.”Strokes are one of the top 10 causes of death in children, according to the American Stroke Association. last_img read more

DOD Not Taking Advantage of Opportunities to Reduce Dependence on Leased Space

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR DOD may be missing opportunities to reduce its leased space because the department has not considered the impact of force reductions on existing leased facilities, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).The agency found six Army leases for administrative space within 50 miles of installations slated for reductions in force structure. The annual cost of the leases totals about $4.1 million for 249,000 square feet.“It is important that DOD plan ahead when it anticipates force reductions, in order to properly assess its future infrastructure requirements,” GAO stated.Army officials told the agency it would take two years to conduct an assessment to determine whether DOD-owned property, other federal property or a leased facility is the best solution to meet a DOD organization’s space requirements.In its comments to the report, DOD noted that a new Army execution order requires commanders to plan and implement footprint reductions and emphasizes the need to move Army activities out of leased space.The congressional watchdog agency found that officials do not share information on underutilized space that potentially could be used when there is a new lease requirement. It previously reported that officials at the DOD, service and installation levels do not conduct outreach regarding the availability of underutilized space on installations because it would be an administrative burden, especially if there is not a significant amount of surplus space.DOD officials cited a number of factors that must be considered before deciding to move an activity from leased space onto an installation, including the condition of the underutilized space, whether the installation’s infrastructure could accommodate additional personnel and whether a new activity would interfere with the installation’s mission.While those factors need to be evaluated when making a decision to vacate leased space, GAO concluded that some opportunities to reduce reliance on leased space may exist given the possibility that force structure reductions will occur in the future.DOD did not concur with GAO’s recommendation that the military departments look for opportunities to relocate DOD organizations in leased space onto installations with underutilized space, however, as existing policy already requires the efficient use of real estate. The department also pointed to recent initiatives by the services to reduce their reliance on leased space.last_img read more

Sahitya Akademi

first_imgBooker-Nominated Jeet Thayil and Bengali novelist Subrata Mukhopadhyaya were among 24 authors selected for this year’s Sahitya Akademi Awards, which was dominated by poets. Twelve of the 24 awards went to works of poets, which included K Sachitandandan (Marannu Vacha Vazhikal), late Bal Krishna ‘Bhaura’ (Tim-Tim Karde Tare) and Makhan Lal Kanwal (Yath Aangnaz Manz).Thayil, whose novel Narcopolis was shortlisted for Booker Prize, was selected for his poetry collection Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’These Errors are Correct in English category.The Akademi said 12 books of poetry, six short story collections, four novels and one each of autobiography and criticism were selected for the awards this year, two of them posthumously.The awards were given to books first published between January 2008 and December 2010. The award carries Rs 1 lakh cash, engraved copper plaque and a shawl.Among the poets, other winners are Guneswar Musahary (Boro Khonthai Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix), Chandrakant Devtale (Pathar Fenk Raha Hoon), H S Shivaprakash (Mabbina Haage Kabniveyassi), Kashinath Shamba Lolienkar (Kavyasutra) and Darsan Buttar (Maha Kambani). Aaidan Singh Bhatti (Aankh Hinye Ra Hariyal Sapana), Ramji Thakkura (Laghupadhyaprhbandhatrayi) and Krishna Kumar Toor (Ghurfa-I-Ghalib) are the other poets who were selected for the award.Assamese writer Chandana Goswami was selected for her novel Patkair Ioare More Desh while Mukhopadhyaya was selected for his fiction Birasan. Other novelists are Jodha C Sanasam (Mathou Kanba DNA) and D Selvaraj (Thol).In Gujarati, Chandrakant Topiwala’s critical study Gujarati Sakshibhasya was selected for the award while in Maithili Shefalika Verma’s autobiography Kist-Kist Jeewan won the award.Six short story collections also won the award. Jayant Pawar’s Marathi collection Phoenixchya Rakhetun Uthala Mor, Uday Thulung’s Ekantvas (Nepali), Gourahari Das’s Kanta O’ Anyanya Galpa (Odia), Gangadhar Hansda’s Banchaw Akan Goj Hor (Santali), Late Indra Vaswani’s Miteea Khaan Miteea Taaeen (Sindi) and Peddibhotla Subbaramaiah’s Kathalu Vol 1 (Telugu) were the winners in this category.last_img read more

Game Saturday Stellar Squad online Flash strategy

first_imgGame Saturday: Stellar Squad (online, Flash, strategy) by Martin Brinkmann on January 27, 2018 in Games – 5 commentsStellar Squad is a free online strategy game in which you command a squad of futuristic soldiers and fight off wave after wave of robot attacks.The game plays similarly to Tower Defense games but with the difference that the positions of your soldiers are set.Stellar SquadStellar Squad is a tactical game that features squad-based combat, different unit types, upgrades, and an army of robots of all shapes and sizes.Combat works automatically but you get control over certain things while it plays out. A click on an enemy robot focuses fire on it for example but your unit acts on its own for the most part.You earn energy when you defeat robot squads and may spend it to upgrade a unit member during the battle. All start out as basic soldiers but can be promoted to space marines, heavy gunners, forcers or medics to name a few of the available classes.Each class has distinct abilities. The medic sends out drones to heal squad members, the heavy packs a punch and the forcer shoots with a railgun.But there is more that you can do. Each class brings along with it a special attack. The heavy fires a stun grenade, the space marine commands a rocket strike, and the medic may put a protective shield around each squad member for some time.These specials have cooldowns and it is up to you to make the most out of them.Your last option is to add defensive shields or attack power ups to individual squad members. Defensive shields protect against direct attacks, power ups increase the damage output.You earn money when you play maps in the game and may use the money to upgrade individual classes or the squad itself. Upgrades to the Marine, for example, improve the rocket barrage or increase the damage of the marine’s weapons.While you could spend all money on squad or unit upgrades, you may also spend some on relics. You discover relics during battles and they are added automatically to free relic slots. These improve certain characteristics or things automatically, for example, a 5% attack increase or replacement soldiers for fallen ones. Relic upgrades improve these further.You control the game on a strategic map. The game features three regular acts and a bonus act, each with a set of missions that you play through to advance the game further. Once you beat a mission on normal, you unlock the challenge and when you complete it, you get to play the wave again but this time in hard mode.BattlesBattles play out in real-time automatically but you control unit upgrades, focus fire, and the use of special weapons and specials. A hit on the space-key pauses the battle. This is probably the most important thing you do during battles as they can get quite hectic.You start with a certain number of hearts in each battle and lose hearts when robots manage to enter the ship. The battle is over when you lose all hearts or defeat all enemy robots that advance on your position.You do earn some money when you lose a battle but not nearly as much as when you win it. Still, you may spend the money on upgrades and try again. There is no limit on tries but the money that you earn from battles is reduced after you win a mission for the first time.Closing WordsStellar Squad is a good looking squad-based strategy game that plays in all modern browsers that support Adobe Flash. It is a fast paced game and gets quite hectic at times, but you can mitigate that somewhat with heavy use of the pause function. If you like tower defense and strategy games, you will certainly enjoy Stellar Squad as well.Now You: Do you play online games?Related gamesCursed Treasure 2 Tower Defense review [Game Saturday]Hands of War Tower Defense [Game Saturday]Giants and Dwarves TD is a Tower Defense game with a twistRadiant Defense [Game Saturday]Weekend Fun Vector Tower DefenseSummary12345 Author Rating1.5 based on 6 votes Software Name Stellar SquadSoftware Category GamesLanding Page https://armorgames.com/play/18207/stellar-squad Advertisementlast_img read more