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first_imgPune: Providing yet another lifeline to fraud-accused builder Deepak S. Kulkarni, the Supreme Court on Friday granted the developer an extension of four weeks to repay investors. However, while disposing off the special leave petition (SLP), the Bench comprising Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday Umesh Lalit made it clear that no further extension would be granted after January 19, 2018. “We respect the Supreme Court’s directive. All money will be returned to investors within the stipulated time frame [January 19, 2018] as directed by the court. No one will be cheated of their rightful money. The apex court, through its order, has expressed confidence in us. We hope that our business will soon be back on track,” said Mr. Kulkarni, through a statement.The developer and his wife, Hemanti, accused of duping thousands of investors across Pune, Mumbai and Kolhapur, had filed an online SLP in Supreme Court on December 20 seeking further extension of interim relief in a bid to stave off arrest.On December 19, the Bombay High Court, after providing an extended breather to him for a fortnight, had cancelled Mr. Kulkarni’s adinterim relief, following which the Pune police claimed the builder was ‘absconding’.The HC rejected any extension of Mr. Kulkarni’s relief after the DSK Group failed deposit ₹50 crore in the court registry within the stipulated fortnight.A total five of FIRs across Pune, Mumbai and Kolhapur have been lodged against the developer and his family since October 28, with more than 3,000 investors filing cheating complaints against Mr. Kulkarni.More than 8,000 persons, a majority of them senior citizens, are said to have invested in the DSK group’s fixed deposit (FD) scheme. The developer is said to owe an excess of ₹600 crore to investors. On November 8, a special court in Pune had quashed the interim bail application of Mr. Kulkarni and his wife.The Kulkarnis, facing prospect of arrest, had then moved the Bombay High Court against the Pune court’s order and were granted interim relief, which was extended periodically for nearly a month on promise of repayment to investors.last_img read more

first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that attacks on migrant north Indian workers in Gujarat is a sign of “a crumbling establishment and economy.”‘Terror of poverty’ “There is no bigger terror than poverty. The root of the violence in Gujarat lies in unemployment and closed factories. The system and the economy are both crumbling. Targeting migrant workers is absolutely wrong. I will stand completely against it,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.Earlier, the Congress said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani does not have the right to continue in his position if he cannot stop the violence against migrant workers.“The recent incidents in Gujarat, where more than 40,000 people from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan are being beaten up and forced to flee is part of a conspiracy that needs to be exposed,” said Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi.Following the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha last week, allegedly committed by a migrant worker from Bihar, there has been a backlash against workers from Bihar and U.P. in the State.Asked to comment on reports that Thakore Sena — an organisation associated with Congress lawmaker Alpesh Thakore — was behind some of the mob attacks on migrant workers, Ms. Chaturvedi said,“When they cannot control a situation, they use the patented technique of blaming the Opposition.”“The BJP is using this to carry out a ghar wapsi of the workers from Bihar and U.P.,” she added.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the nationwide launch of the ‘Mera Parivar-Bhajapa Parivar’ campaign last week, the Himachal Pradesh Congress has approached the Election Commission of India protesting against the hoisting of BJP flags on the houses of beneficiaries of Central government’s schemes, terming it ‘unconstitutional’.The Himachal unit of the Congress has highlighted the issue in a letter to the EC. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has launched the ‘Mera Parivar-Bhajapa Parivar’ campaign, through which it plans to reach out to five crore families of party workers by unfurling its flags across the country.Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Kuldeep Rathore told The Hindu that benefits to the people under various schemes were given by the government and not by a political party. Hence, it cannot be politicised by such a campaign.“…the motive behind such action is to derive benefit in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The action is unconstitutional, coercive and breach of privacy of the individual. The benefits are given by the government and not by any political party,” Mr. Rathore has written in the letter addressed to the EC.Urging the ECI to immediately ask the BJP to stop from hoisting party flags, Mr. Rathore wrote, “…these actions will send a wrong signal among the masses and create unrest in society. Hence, the Commission is requested to restrain the BJP from indulging in such action.”Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had on February 12 hoisted party flags on the houses of a few party workers at Chhota Shimla in Shimla, kicking off the ‘Mera Parivar-Bhajapa Parivar’ campaign in the State.last_img read more

first_imgReplantation of an amputated part is ideally performed within 4 to 6 hours after injury, but success has been reported up to 24 hours after the injury if the amputated part has been cooled. During surgery, bone, tendon, ligaments, nerves, and vessels are reattached. Success depends upon if the blood supply can fully be restored to the amputated portion and if the nerves reattach successfully. Proper care of the amputated part is vital to successful replantation. Under proper conditions, the long-term prognosis for the restoration of function in an amputated part is quite good.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

first_imgITF rules clearly state that a doubles team has to be nominated by the national association COMMENT COMMENTS June 10, 2016 × SHARE SHARE EMAIL In a move which could have knocked Leander Paes out of Olympic reckoning, Rohan Bopanna today picked Saketh Myneni as his preferred partner for the men’s doubles event at the Rio Games, but the AITA is set to reject his demand.Bopanna, who earned India a direct entry in the men’s doubles event courtesy his top-10 rank, issued a statement that he has told AITA about his choice earlier in the day.“I look forward to representing India at my second Olympics and consider it a privilege, responsibility and honour. A Direct Acceptance provides me the right to nominate my men’s doubles partner, an opportunity for me to exercise my judgment as to the best possible partner for me. I am looking forward to the support and good wishes of all concerned in the lead-up to the Olympics,” Bopanna said in a statement.He did not mention the name of the player but AITA sources told PTI that Bopanna has named 28-year-old Myneni as his choice.“Yes, he wants to play with Myneni and not Leander,” an AITA source said.Paes, a winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, is eyeing a record seventh Olympics, but Bopanna’s choice reflects that he does not bother about the personal milestone of India’s most accomplished tennis player.Bopanna is justified in picking a partner of his choice since rules permit him to do so but at the same time it holds true that even if Bopanna had ended 11 in the world rankings on the cut-off date, he and Paes with their combined rank would have made the draw, by a margin if not comfortably.’Not a wise move’Sources claimed AITA acknowledged Bopanna’s preference but it is understood they would not like the player to dictate terms.“It’s not a wise move. People are not going to forget if Paes happens to miss this Olympics because of Rohan… he will face lots of criticism,” said an AITA official.ITF rules clearly state that a doubles team has to be nominated by the national association. Unless AITA approves Myneni and Bopanna as a team, they can not play.It will not be a surprise if AITA’s selection committee goes ahead with Bopanna, Paes, Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare as India’s Olympics team.Sania’s choiceLike Bopanna, Sania has also communicated to AITA that she prefers to play mixed doubles with Bopanna. AITA will not counter Sania on her choice and will let the two compete in the mixed doubles.Sania will play women’s doubles with young Thombare, the country’s number 2 doubles player ranked 209. She has been traning for the last one year at Sania Mirza Tennis Academy, under the guidance of Sania’s father and coach Imran.AITA had made efforts to convince Bopanna that he accepts Paes as his partner but the 36-year-old stuck to his guns and decided not to pick him as his partner.The AITA selection committee now has a tough task as it would want all the players to be happy going into the Olympics.center_img Published on SHARE sports sports tennislast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Playing Davis Cup at the age of 30 is not a step forward for Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan but he still feels it will be a “special week” in his tennis journey when he faces Pakistan.He firmly believes that winning against a weaker opponent would not take anything away from his debut. The Chennai left-hander churned out results consistently in the last two-three years but was not considered for Davis Cup selection due to the presence of higher-ranked players.An opportunity arose when the top players refused to travel to Pakistan and he raised his hands up. With the matches shifted out of Islamabad, they again said they were ready to play, spoiling Jeevan’s chances.However, a shoulder injury ruled Rohan Bopanna out and Jeevan is now set to make his debut alongside the legendary Leander Paes.”We have very good doubles players in our country. We have two guys in top-50. I don’t look at it as holding back. Tennis is a journey. I am 30-year-old, I enjoy playing on Tour, regardless of whether I get to play Davis Cup or not. But it is a special feeling to play for tri-colour. And it’s not a step forward, it’s part of the journey,” Jeevan told PTI in an interview.”I am excited to be part of the squad. It’s any player’s dream to represent the country, it’s the highest honour for a player to represent the country.”The big-serving Saketh Myneni is also in the squad but indications are that it will be Jeevan, who will play alongside Paes in the doubles.The diminutive southpaw said spending time in the company of Paes is an opportunity to learn.”I am hoping to take new lessons. On tennis courts he is a very smart player. The way he looks at the game is very different to the players I have played with. Athletically, he is very gifted, he is still one of the best movers. Even at this age, he is still amazing mover.”I am not a big guy, so I move very athletically, I need to maximise those moves I can make at the net. I can relate to a lot of things, he talks about like how to move when at the net. So, definitely learning a lot from him,” said Jeevan.Asked how his game complements Paes’ since both are good at the net, Jeevan said their left-right combination would trouble the opponents.”We both have trust in each other’s ability to put away balls at the net. The key is serving with left-right combination, that’s a big advantage we have.”I have done well with my right hand partners in the past, I have done well on ad-court too. Bopanna and I won Chennai Open with me on the ad-court, so that’s a familiar territory for me.”Pakistan’s top players Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan have pulled out of the tie, protesting the shifting of matches to Nur-Sultan. In their absence the country’s junior players will compete against India, making it a no-contest even before the start of the tie.However, Jeevan said, “it does not really matter”.”A match is a match, a win is a win. I don’t look at the opponent whether he is a great player or somebody not that good a player. At the end of the day, no body remembers, what was the score or who was the opponent. People just remember who won or who lost.”Also it’s not an easy decision for those guys to not to come, I can understand their position. They are both great guys but I am excited to be playing regardless of who is playing.”Jeevan achieved his career best rank of 64 this year but dropped out of top-100 as the season drew to a close. But he is not bothered, saying he is playing bigger tournaments now.”I feel like I am playing my best tennis right now.Maybe the results did not come as they come the last year but I would say last year I was playing on Challenger circuit which gave me the opportunity to play on Tour this year.”The goal is to play on ATP tour. As long as you are playing up, that’s good. That’s the process I am on for the last 3-4 years,” he said.Jeevan said he will play with compatriot N Sriram Balaji in the 2020 season.”He has a big serve and is a natural ad-court player while I play on deuce court.””I am also hoping that Rohan recovers quickly. It’s Olympic year, so we want all our players to be fit. I wish him speedy recovery. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. davis cupIndiaIndia vs PakistanIndian tennis First Published: November 25, 2019, 5:41 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgAuto industry leaders took up the issue of ban on big diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi-NCR with the PMO while seeking a solution on how to replace old polluting vehicles.Representatives of Society of Indian Automobile Industry (SIAM) and heads of automobile companies, including Maruti Suzuki India, Ford India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor met PMO officials, including Principal Secretary to PM, Nripendra Misra.ALSO READ: Toyota, Mercedes-Benz to re-consider investment plans in India”The primary agenda of the meeting was the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engine capacity of 2,000cc and above in Delhi-NCR by the Supreme Court and to find a way forward,” an industry source said.When contacted, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R C Bhargava, who was present at the meeting declined to comment. SIAM Secretary General Vishnu Mathur, also present in the meeting, was not available for comments.Another source said while the diesel ban was the top of the agenda, the meeting also discussed as to how government and the auto industry must work together to address pollution due to ageing vehicles.ALSO READ:Mercedes-Benz India puts investments on hold due to SC diesel ban”Fleet replacement and scrapping of old vehicles were also discussed,” the source added.In December last year, the Supreme Court had banned sale of diesel cars and sport utility vehicles with engines of 2,000 cc and above in the wake of rising pollution in the city. It is likely to take up the matter next month.     The National Green Tribunal had also imposed a similar ban in Kerala but has been stayed by the state high court.advertisementALSO READ:Confidence has taken a big knock since SC diesel ban, says Toyota IndiaThe developments led to some automakers reworking their plans and introducing models with petrol options or smaller diesel engines.Earlier this month Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had said the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engines above 2,000 cc in Delhi-NCR by courts “is not the right way”.Calling it “unfortunate”, he said the government is already taking measures to curb pollution, and the ban has resulted in vehicles with latest technologies not being allowed while old polluting vehicles continue plying on the roads.ALSO READ:Diesel ban to hit future investments, lead to job loss: Mercedes BenzEarlier, Bhargava had termed the ban as “totally arbitrary”. Stating that cars are universally targeted for causing pollution as they represent “the well-off section of society”, he had reasoned that cars contributed to only around 2 per cent of pollution in the capital.Toyota, which is one of the companies hit hard by the ban, had termed restrictions as the “worst advertisement of India”. Mercedes Benz India had stated that it has put on hold its investments in India in the wake of the diesel ban.last_img read more

first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Andy Murray disappointed at China Open crowds, atmosphere Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pogoy won’t have his second crack at the World Cup until 2023 but he can continue to fire from all cylinders in the PBA in the meantime.There’s also the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later in the year where Pogoy is part of the 15-man national training pool.“Sana ma-lineup sa SEA Games para makatulong naman.”(I hope I make the lineup so I could help the team.)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuecenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man Pogoy, though, wished he had that same sweet touch for Gilas Pilipinas during the Fiba World Cup in China.“Sana nung World Cup ganun ‘no?” he told reporters after the KaTropa rained down on the Fuel Masters with 18 triples for a 123-118 win to remain undefeated at 3-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40(I wish I had this same performance in the World Cup.)Nearly a month removed from the country’s winless World Cup campaign, Pogoy couldn’t help but wonder what could’ve been knowing how much of a difference it would’ve made had he—at the very least—made the shots in China that he normally makes in the PBA. MANILA, Philippines—TNT swingman Roger Pogoy hardly missed when he lit up Phoenix with 22 points on 4-of-5 shooting from long range Wednesday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The 27-year-old Pogoy was one of the few snipers the Philippine team counted on to make outside shots and spread the floor in the World Cup but he ended up firing blanks while mostly facing much bigger defenders.“Nakaka-disappoint kasi nung World Cup sobrang pangit ng shooting ko tapos dito maganda,” he said.(It’s just disappointing because I’m shooting well here but during the World Cup it was horrible.)“First time din kasi eh. Siguro kapag mabigyan pa ng second chance sana makabawi.”(It’s my first time playing in the World Cup so maybe if I get another chance I would be able to do better.)ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Brandon McCarthy. Chris Capuano. Shane Greene. And now, Esmil Rogers.The New York Yankees have gone on an improbable run to get right back in the thick of the playoff race and an unlikely bunch of pitchers have led the way.Rogers, perhaps the unlikeliest of all, worked five sharp innings Aug. 8 and Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the Yankees beat the sloppy Cleveland Indians 10-6 for their sixth win in seven games.“They’ve pitched extremely well,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “I’m not sure any of us knew exactly what to expect, but since the All-Star break we’ve had a chance to win every game and that’s because of them.”The Yankees walked seven times in moving seven games above .500 (61-54) for the first time this season. They are 14-7 since the break.Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner for sixth place on the career list with his 3,430th hit in a five-run first inning against Trevor Bauer (4-7).Beltran’s 11th career slam highlighted a five-run sixth. The Indians, who have the majors’ worst fielding percentage, prolonged both innings with errors in their fourth straight loss overall and seventh in a row in the Bronx.“I think we all understand the type of team we need to be to win, and not making teams earn every single thing they get does not put us in the best position to win,” Indians Manager Terry Francona said.Picked up off waivers on July 31 after the Toronto Blue Jays cut him for the second time this season, Rogers (2-0) became the 12th player to make a start for New York.Pitching in place of David Phelps (elbow inflammation), he allowed one run and four hits over five innings in his first start since Sept. 25 for Toronto and threw 88 pitches — 45 was his high this season coming in.“I didn’t have my confidence like I have right now,” Rogers said about the difference between the way he is pitching now compared to earlier in the season.Rogers’ outing followed four fine starts by a makeshift rotation against the Detroit Tigers’ heralded staff. Three of those came from pitchers who made their first start for the Yankees in July: McCarthy, Capuano and Greene.The Yankees took advantage of three walks by Bauer in the first inning. Beltran, Stephen Drew and Martin Prado had RBI singles and another run scored on second baseman Jason Kipnis’ throwing error.Bauer was charged with five runs and six hits in 3 1-3 innings.John Axford walked the bases loaded — one intentional — before Beltran connected.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgPress Release, September 05, 2014 zoom Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment ProjectThe Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, September 2, to approve an USD 858 million budget for the Port of Long Beach for the upcoming fiscal year, with two-thirds of the spending set aside for a robust building and modernization program.For the fiscal year starting October 1, 2014, the Harbor Department plans to spend USD 579 million on capital projects ― part of a decade-long, USD 4 billion investment in Port upgrades and efficiency improvements.The ongoing Desmond Bridge Replacement Project and Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment will continue to be the Port’s largest construction projects.The ambitious spending plan reflects the Port’s commitment to boosting its competitiveness in the long term by updating or replacing older facilities and infrastructure.“To remain competitive, the Port needs to continually reinvest in major facilities upgrades,” said Chief Executive Jon Slangerup at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “We are proud that the Port of Long Beach remains financially strong. And we continue to work to make it stronger.”The budget projects operating revenue of USD 346.8 million in the coming year, on par with this year’s revenues.The approved budget adds 28 new full-time positions, which include 20 in Engineering to support ongoing capital improvements, and six to enhance Port security operations.The budget also includes funding of more than USD 30 million for environmental programs and projects such as technology-advancement demonstrations of a barge-based pollution-control system for ships at berth and an electric highway truck system.last_img read more

EDMONTON — Two federal cabinet ministers are making appearances in Alberta today following the Trudeau government’s controversial second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is set to visit Trans Mountain Corp.’s terminal in Edmonton, while Finance Minister Bill Morneau will address an Economic Club of Canada breakfast in Calgary.The appearances in oil-rich Alberta come a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave approval to build the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta to an export terminal near Vancouver.In a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Trudeau attempted to strike a balance between finding new markets for Canadian oil and his party’s own branding as protectors of the environment.The decision to approve the project a second time came nine months after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed Ottawa’s initial approval, citing incomplete consultations with Indigenous communities and a faulty environmental review.WATCH: Federal Court of Appeal quashes Trans Mountain approval Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was among those applauding the federal government’s decision on Tuesday, while expressing skepticism the project will actually be completed.“This second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline isn’t a victory to celebrate. It’s just another step in a process that has frankly taken too long,” Kenney said.READ MORE: Alberta lauds re-approval of Trans Mountain expansionConservative Leader Andrew Scheer also scoffed at the idea the pipeline would ever be built, and cast doubts on Trudeau’s sincerity about supporting the energy industry.“He hasn’t done anything,” Scheer said. “Show me the pipeline. Where is it?”On the other end of the political spectrum, Green party Leader Elizabeth May and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh were unequivocal in their opposition to Trudeau’s decision.That’s what we said in #GPC press release denouncing the cynicism of investing billions of $$ of our money in fossil fuel expansion and then claiming “profits” will go to clean energy – someday. We have to keep fighting this insanity. #StopTMX #climate #ClimateEmergency https://t.co/x4GbL8XFEo— Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay) June 19, 2019The project has also caused major friction between British Columbia and Alberta. Trudeau called both Kenney and B.C. Premier John Horgan to inform them of the decision Tuesday.Horgan said Tuesday he reiterated his concerns about the potential of a marine spill. The Canadian Press read more

first_imgWenco International Mining Systems has announced the acquisition of Automated Positioning Systems (APS), a supplier of GNSS solutions for mining, earthmoving and land rehabilitation sectors. Since its founding in 2003, APS has provided innovative solutions aimed at increasing machine utilization, efficiency and safety at mines and quarries. The acquisition brings together APS’s proficiency in independent machine guidance and contractor-type fleet management, with Wenco’s established Fleet Management System and expertise in production optimisation, asset health, safety and systems connectivity for medium to large-scale mining operations.This newly combined product alignment “delivers a scalable solution for any size or type of mine and quarry worldwide.” The former headquarters and staff of APS in Brisbane, Australia will now be a branch office operation of Wenco International to service that global region and continue product development.“This is an important strategic step in Wenco’s growth by strengthening our machine guidance product offering, and along with a strong sales and support force out of a Brisbane office, this will greatly support our future growth in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere,” said Phil Walshe, President & CEO of Wenco. “APS has also made significant advancements in the USA. Combine that with Wenco’s success in Canada, Africa, India, Russia and other regions worldwide and we now have the product range, sales and support network to increase Wenco’s market penetration significantly.”The acquisition brings additional value to the customers of Wenco and APS. Existing Wenco customers can benefit from the immediate availability of a proven high precision drill navigation system, and the additional expertise to ensure product enhancement and technical support. APS customers will benefit from the 25+ years of experience and product development that Wenco provides. Also, as a subsidiary company of Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM), Wenco can leverage HCM’s capabilities and resources. HCM owns over 60 subsidiary companies and distributorships worldwide and has an ongoing autonomous mining truck project, a strong R&D program and global brand recognition for quality products and services.last_img read more

first_imgSamsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, is set to release at AT&T stores on April 27, but customers that pre-ordered the device may receive it a couple of days before. Due to the nature of smartphones and the news cycle surrounding them, we generally know their capabilities before they hit the market. What we don’t know, however, is how much abuse they can take, which is why drop and scratch tests are always so prevalent right around a major phone release.Thankfully, the Galaxy S4 is no different, and if you have the stomach for it, you can watch someone else attempt to ruin his phone with the help of some knives, pens, and coins.The video shows various knives having their way with the Galaxy S4’s screen, from what looks to be some sort of letter opener or cheese knife, to a serrated knife and a big steak knife. Each knife slices, rubs, and stabs the screen, causing us to wince in anticipatory fear as if the screen will suddenly be replaced by someone’s hand.The most likely culprit of a scratch that gets tested, though, are some pennies and keys, as those have a higher chance of being in the same pocket as your phone than a steak knife does.The Galaxy S4 is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, which certainly seems to hold its own against a barrage of cutlery, coins, and keys. The tester isn’t going easy on the phone either, as each item generates a loud noise when making contact with the screen.The end result is a screen without any damage whatsoever. So, if you were on the fence about purchasing a Galaxy S4 because you didn’t want to give up stuffing your pockets full of knives, you have nothing to fear.last_img read more

Digicel Launches Come Together this Christmas Promotion and Unveils the new range

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNovember 10, 2014 (Digicel TCI Press Release) – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Digicel launched it’s ‘Come Together this Christmas’ Promotion on November 11 in its flagship store in Providenciales and unveiled the latest additions to its range of Smartphones.The Christmas Promotion allows customers who purchase select Samsung and DL Smartphone models to automatically enter the $10,000 cash giveaway. Five lucky customers will win $1,000 each with one lucky customer walking away with the grand Prize of $5,000.For prepaid customers, topping up also gives them a chance to win fantastic weekly prizes from bonus credit, cash, phones and two grand prize giveaways of a Home makeover courtesy of Digicel and their partner KB Homes Center.Also just in time for the holidays are two new smartphones, added to the popular Digicel DL range – they are the DL 800 and DL 900, both affordably priced and packed with features for the smartphone and data lover.With the continuing rollout of its 4G and LTE networks across the Caribbean and Central America, Digicel’s sights are firmly set on ensuring that everyone everywhere can benefit from access to superfast internet speeds at affordable prices and achieve extraordinary things in their everyday lives. As such the DL 800 is competitively priced at $89 postpaid and $99 prepaid while the DL 900 retails for $109 Postpaid and $129 prepaid.Head of Marketing, Ava-Dayne Fulford comments, “With the latest additions to our own range of Android phones, we are delivering an even bigger, better smartphone experience to customers at an affordable price. These along with the sleek and popular Samsung handsets provide a range of best options for our customers. In addition, Several persons will become winners through our promotions which at Christmas time are always geared towards making persons happy and allowing them to ‘Come together’ with family and friends in a more meaningful way.”END Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thousands without power in TCI TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Related Items:christmas promo, digicel, giveaways, prices Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islandslast_img read more

Solari speaks ahead of Espanyol match

first_imgThe Real Madrid manager has responded, once again, about the Isco situation, while talking about two other players.Real Madrid and Espanyol will face off on Sunday night in a Spanish La Liga new fixture.And just ahead of the important match, the Los Blancos manager Santiago Solari has spoken to the press about what’s coming for the team.“The only battle that exists is that of the next match,” Solari told Marca after being asked about Isco.“Benzema is in great form. He’s having a great year. I always say that he is very generous.”“He is playing the vast majority of matches and he is one of the players with the highest minutes [accumulated],” he added.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He’s generous because he’s playing with pain. He’s one of the best strikers in the world.”“Vinicius is football and we are in a game that has his characteristics,” he said about the 18-year-old.“His adaptation has been very fast. He is 18 years old and his adaptation has been very good.”“We’ll see who is playing tomorrow and in the next few weeks,” Solari continued.“The players who are recovering, we want them to be ready as soon as possible. Gareth is important for us because he is a fantastic footballer.”last_img read more

Pavements blocked by vendors

first_imgHabsiguda: A pavement opposite to the Genpact Habsiguda has been blocked by a vendor causing inconvenience for the pedestrians to walk. The employees of various companies go and have some food especially in the evening which leads to traffic congestion in the area. The pedestrians have to unwillingly walk on the roads due to which dangerous incident can take place.last_img

first_imgCongress workers caught on camera roughing up a photographer in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district.Twitter/ANIOn one hand, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is exhibiting his humane side by providing assistance to injured journalists, on the other hand, the Congress party workers visibly assaulted a photojournalist for allegedly clicking pictures of empty chairs at Congress election meeting in Tamil Nadu.The journalist, identified as R M Muthuraj, was from a Tamil weekly magazine, was attacked by the party cadre at a public meeting that was organised to explain the Congress manifesto in Virudhunagar on Saturday (April 6) night. The photographer has suffered injuries and has been admitted to a private hospital where he is undergoing treatment.#WATCH Tamil Nadu: Congress workers manhandle and thrash photojournalists who were allegedly clicking pictures of empty chairs at a public rally by the party in Virudhunagar. (06.04.2019) pic.twitter.com/epTiD9iLtK— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2019In a viral video that has been doing rounds on the internet, the Congress workers are seen manhandling the journalist and tried to snatch his camera before the party meet started. The incident happened on Saturday in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district, was captured on camera. When other journalists who were present at the scene tried to intervene they were also manhandled. Later, the police had to intervene to stop the ruckus.Bharatiya Janata Party leader SG Suryah shared the incident on social media and referred to the Congress party workers as goons. He also mocked the party for the act of its workers.While Congress workers have been caught on camera roughing up a photographer who was just trying to do his job, Rahul Gandhi has been indulging in the drama of helping journalists who were astoundingly getting ‘injured’ right where and when the Congress leader is surrounded by multiple cameras.Few days back, a video surfaced on social media that showed the Congress chief, who was on his way to the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium to address an OBC convention, saw a journalist Rajinder Vyas lying injured on the roadside near the Humayun Road. Gandhi reportedly stopped his convoy and got the injured scribe into his vehicle and took him to AIIMS for treatment. Next, Rahul Gandhi turned into a good Samaritan helping three journalists to an ambulance after they got injured due to breaking of a barricade during his roadshow in Wayanad.last_img read more

3 more detained for spreading rumours on FB

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationLaw enforcement has detained three more young men from the capital on allegation of trying to create unrest by spreading rumours on social media to instigate the recent student protest.The detainees are Touhidul Islam Tusar, 24, son of a certain Abdur Razzak, Md Waliullah, 28, son of one Saiful Islam and Md Ehasanuddin Ifas, 18, son of one Nurul Alam, reports UNB.A cyber-crime prevention team conducted separate drives from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning in different areas and arrested them, said ADC Nazmul Islam of cyber crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.The team also recovered their mobile phones, laptops, memory cards, he said.A case was filed with Ramna police station against them in this connection.The actual intention of spreading rumours on facebook would be cleared after interrogation, the official added.Earlier, three Dhaka University (DU) students were handed over to police from Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall on Tuesday morning on charge of spreading rumours on Facebook.They were, however, released in the afternoon.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Recreated in 300-Foot Embroidered TapestryPop-Up NYC Museum Highlights Burden of Single-Use Plastics “Only those who dare to fail greatly,” Robert F. Kennedy said, “can ever achieve greatly.”If that’s true, then Sweden’s new Museum of Failures is going to be a massive success.Curated by 43-year-old clinical psychologist Samuel West, the Helsingborg-based exhibit displays more than 70 inventions that fell short of their intended glory.AdChoices广告via facebook.com/pg/failmuseumAmong them: the Apple Newton, Google Glass, Nokia N-gage, Kodak Digital Camera, Sony Betamax, and Lego Fiber Optics.“We know that 80 to 90 percent of innovation projects, they fail and you never read about them, you don’t see them, people don’t talk about them,” West told The Washington Post. “And if there’s anything we can do from these failures, is learn from them.”Missteps like Pepsi’s Crystal clear soda or Harley-Davidson’s men’s cologne—or even the “Trump: I’m Back and You’re Fired” board game from 2004.“It’s a boring version of Monopoly,” West said of the President’s foray into tabletop gaming. “It’s simplified so stupid people can play it, but it’s also horribly boring.” The Museum of Failure has something for everyone, including high-tech toys like the two-wheeled Segway (which can still be seen on city sidewalks, so the electric vehicle’s inclusion is somewhat dubious) and Apple’s Newton, the original personal digital assistant, launched in 1993.via facebook.com/pg/failmuseumThe pop-up museum—which opened on June 7 and is presented in Swedish, English, and soon, German—will remain in its gallery space until “at least early September,” according to the Post.Open daily (except June 23-24) from noon to 6 p.m., museum admission is 100 Swedish krona (€10/$11) for adults, 50kr (€5/$5.50) for teens (13-18), and free for children 12 and under.Groups of up to eight can book a private guided tour: 250kr (€25/$28) per person for 45 minutes. Or arrange an exclusive 10,000kr (€1,025/$1,144) visit, led by director West, for 19 of your closest family and friends.Looking for more cool exhibits to check out, read our review of Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.Let us know how we’re doinglast_img read more