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first_imgGerman winger Thomas Muller scored two sublime goals as Bayern Munich capitalised on a fast start to edge Chelsea 3-2 in the opening match of the International Champions Cup Singapore friendly tournament on Tuesday.Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti had implored his side to show improvement following a 4-0 drubbing by AC Milan in Shenzhen last week and his players answered the call with a scintillating opening spell as they raced to a 3-0 lead in 26 minutes.Chelsea adopted the 3-4-3 formation that had served them well on their way to the Premier League title in May but new Bayern signing James Rodriguez, Muller and Franck Ribery were able to unlock the English champions’ defence with alarming regularity.After a fairly pedestrian opening, Bayern full back Rafinha struck for the German champions in the sixth minute, cutting in from the right wing and drilling home a low drive into the opposite corner past a sprawling Thibaut Courtois.Bayern were looking irresistible and doubled the lead six minutes later when Ribery skipped past Cesar Azpilicueta on the left side of the penalty area, then dinked over an inviting cross for Muller to volley home his first goal from close range.Rodriguez appeared comfortable in a roaming role behind striker Robert Lewandowski and although the Colombian spurned several chances to extend Bayern’s lead, Ancelotti would have been pleased with what he saw of his new recruit.Muller then made it 3-0 with a spectacular long-range effort after 26 minutes when the German international strolled forward from halfway towards a passive Chelsea defence and unleashed a curling shot past Courtois from 25 metres.advertisement”It was a really nice reaction by the side after the result against Milan so we are very happy and everything is going good,” Muller said in a pitchside interview.Chelsea had been completely outclassed but managed to haul themselves back into the contest on the stroke of halftime when left back Marcos Alonso latched on to Victor Moses’ low cross from the right and beat Tom Starke with a low, crisp shot.Both sides made regular substitutions in the second half with Chelsea replacement David Luiz going closest after the break with a deflected long-range shot that hit the base of the post in the 72nd minute.Michy Batshuayi then stabbed home from close range following a corner in the 86th minute to set up an exciting finale but Bayern held on for victory in front of 48,500 fans packed into the Singapore National Stadium.Inter Milan are the other team involved in the tournament and they will play Bayern on Thursday before rounding out the competition against Chelsea on Saturday.last_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Teledyne LeCroy’s WaveRunner 8000HD oscilloscope target power, automotive, and EmbeddedNext IBASE: compact AMD Ryzen SBC featuring four independent 4K displays Swissbit announces the introduction of its U-50n (Nano) – a small and robust USB3.1 flash drive with capacities from 8 to 64GB intended for IoT and industrial applications which need more than just a USB drive.The new U-50n offers all the features required by demanding applications. The specified operational temperature ranges from -40 to 85°C, metal housing provides mechanical stability, the 30µ” gold connector withstands frequent insertions and the molded COB (Chip On Board) package makes the device shock- and vibration-proof. Manufactured and tested in Swissbit´s own production site in Berlin, Germany, the Nano is a prime example of the company’s advanced packaging capabilities.The U-50n features sophisticated page-based firmware which accelerates random write operation while significantly reducing write amplification. The performance for sequential read/write access is 135/65 MB/s while the random operation excels with 2500/700 IOPS. Especially applications with high random write data rates typical for data logging use cases benefit from the for USB flash drives unprecedented endurance level.While most USB 3.1 consumer drives are optimized for high sequential speed, the U-50n is tuned for industrial usage. Swissbit’s data care management runs in the background and constantly monitors the health of the data, refreshes weak pages, and ensures protection against sudden power losses. The U-50n is based on 15nm MLC NAND flash. Its durability and frozen BOM makes the Nano attractive for long-term usage.Applications with even higher performance requirements and durability are best served with the pSLC version U-56n that offers close to double the performance specifications and a seven-fold endurance-increase, which surpasses the values of most SLC flash drives available on the market.Both variations are supported by Swissbit’s Lifetime Monitor which displays highly detailed device status information including flash utilization and WAF.As a specialist in combining storage and security, the PU-50n DP is Swissbit’s highly protected version of the U-50n. This device has integrated hardware encryption and access protection which by far surpasses the software solutions used by consumer devices. Equal to a credit card, the PU-50n has a retry counter which completely blocks access when a specified number of illegal password attempts has been exceeded. The PU-50n is a GDPR (EU-General Data Protection Regulation) compliant portable storage solution as well as a license and configuration token for industrial automation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

first_imgThe Yo-Yo test garnered a lot of attention of late after Mohammed Shami and Ambati Rayudu were dropped from the Indian squad for failing the fitness test days ahead of India’s tour of Ireland and England.Many experts feel Yo-Yo tests are not the best markers for fitness on a cricket field, while former selector Sandeep Patil slammed the policy of dropping of players for failing the test after being picked in the squad.However, India’s coach Ravi Shastri has thrown his weight behind the Yo-Yo test. Shastri said the team management will not compromise on the practice.”I think it’s a combination of both ability and fitness. If you are fit, you can enhance that ability. That is one thing that has been emphasized on while designing the Yo-Yo fitness test. And it is here to stay. Whoever thinks it’s a one off thing, he is sadly mistaken and that person can take a walk,” Shastri said.Yo-Yo test controversy: BCCI secretary wants Team India to follow proper procedure”The philosophy is simple. You pass the test, you play. You don’t, you sit. So this is not going to go anywhere. The captain leads from the front, the selectors the management are on the same page. And the boys have responded extremely well,” added Shastri.The test involves players running between two cones set 20 metres apart on the field.One shuttle includes a process where the player starts on a beep and needs to reach the cone at the other end before the second beep goes off. He is then required to turn back and return to the first cone before the third beep.advertisementLooking forward to some difficult cricket in England, says Virat KohliThere are different speed levels for these shuttles. Players start at speed level 5 (one shuttle) before moving to speed level 9 (also one shuttle). Speed level 11 (two shuttes), speed level 12 (three shuttles) and speed level 14 (four shuttles) follow. From speed level 14, there are eight shuttles per level.India will be playing T20I and ODI series against England before the beginning of Test series. Shastri said the schedule will help his team to acclimatise better to the conditions.”From a preparation point of view, it is ideal. The players will get to play the limited-overs leg first, first the T20Is, followed by the ODIs. By the time, the Test matches commence, almost after a month, we will have plenty of time to get used to the conditions there,” Shastri said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata, Sep 1 (PTI) Moments after Kolkata duo Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar clinched the men’s pair bridge gold in the Jakarta Asian Games on Saturday, Indian men team’s non-playing captain and coach Debasish Ray said he now hopes more youngsters would take up the sport. Ray, who was also the national selector for the Asian Games, had to return to Kolkata on August 29 in preparation for Inter-State Bridge Championship to be held in Mysore from September 5-9. “I feel the moment of reckoning has finally arrived for the sport. I hope the youngsters will finally take up bridge after the Asian Games success,” Ray told PTI here. “I’m on phone since the news has spread, and both my lines are busy, so much so that I’m still to talk to them (Bardhan and Sarkar) after they won. But I’m very happy as we badly wanted this to happen. Finally there will be awareness for bridge,” an ecstatic Ray added. In a sport where the average age is 50-plus in India, Ray feels the youngsters involvement will improve the quality by leaps and bounds. Terming it the most-scientific mind game, Ray said: “It’s more advanced than chess. It has got higher number of permutation and combinations that you won’t believe.” “But let me tell you, it will be highly beneficial for the youngsters if they take up bridge. It’s a mind game. But nobody ever cared for our sport; it’s mostly confined to veterans now,” the 61-year-old said. When asked about popular perception that card games are synonymous with gambling, he said: “Cricket is the most gamble sport in India. But look at the awareness and it has helped the sport.”advertisement Ray, however, wants to be realistic and says: “If not cricket, at least bridge can look up to chess. Look how many youngsters play the sport in India. I hope now bridge too can attract youngsters now.” He further pointed out that the sport can offer you job security. “Railways have been offering job to successful bridge players for over 10 years now, while new avenues have opened up in Income Tax and Central Excise departments,” Ray, who is the youngest-ever winner of the National Ruia Gold Cup and Singhania Trophy, said. A veteran of the sport since four decades, Ray was in constant touch with the gold medal winning duo of Bardhan and Sarkar till they won by a handsome six-point margin against Chinese pair of Lixin Yang and Gang Chen. A businessman in Santoshpur area in South Kolkata, Bardhan is a family man with a grand daughter. Sarkar, who is an employee of Hyderabad-based Navayuga Engineering Company Limited, is unmarried and stays in a one-room flat in Salkia in Howrah district. But they do nothing other than playing bridge whole day, Ray says. “They play bridge online for about 10 hours a day. They know each other for about 20 years now and good friends off the board,” he said. The duo had a solid preparation in the build up to the 18th Asian Games where bridge made its debut. Early this year, the duo won a invitational tournament in Incheon where Asia Pacific countries competed, besides winning a team bronze for India in the Asia Cup in Goa in June ahead of the Asian Games. India returned with one gold and two bronze medals — men’s team and mixed team — in bridge from the Asian Games. “I am sure this success will make the sport popular in India. Finally there will be publicity in the media, something that was our biggest regret so far,” he signed. PTI TAP SSCSSClast_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson encouraged his frontline batsmen to play with freedom in Tuesday’s semi-finals against India to overcome their struggle for rhythm in the Cricket World Cup.Not surprisingly, Kane Williamson is New Zealand’s leading scorer after the group stage with 481 runs from eight matches at a 96-plus average.The next Kiwi batsman in that list is veteran Ross Taylor, way down with 261 runs and an average of 37.28.Kane Williamson said his fellow batsmen had struggled to adjust to diverse English conditions where a winning total can vary greatly according to the state of the pitch on the day.”We were certainly expecting that it would be tough. But what we didn’t quite expect coming into the tournament was the large variety of conditions that we faced,” Williamson told a news conference at Old Trafford.”That definitely made perhaps batting with any rhythm a real challenge for everybody, so being able to adapt with the bat and just trying to contribute … is certainly the most important thing.””It’s just a great occasion to be a part of. I know the guys are really excited by the opportunity to go out and try and try and play with that freedom that when we do gives us the best chance.”Addressing a news conference before him, India captain Virat Kohli said the “special” Williamson controlled the team’s tempo and would naturally be a key wicket for the Indian bowlers.Kane Williamson denied New Zealand were too reliant on him to give their bowlers a decent, defendable total.advertisement”No, I think there’s also been a number of other contributions that have been really important for us to get to where we are right now,” he said.”You never sort of put a number on it. That is why we all practice as hard as we can to try and make those contributions bigger and better.”That, however, would not be easy against India’s varied pace attack, led by Jasprit Bumrah, currently the top-ranked ODI bowler.Bumrah’s skills with both the new and old ball have been complemented by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while Mohammed Shami has struck rich form after his delayed introduction, claiming 14 wickets from four matches, including the tournament’s first hat-trick.Besides, India have two wily wrist-spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.”The Indian bowling attack is an outstanding bowling attack, with certainly a lot of world-class operators in there,” Williamson said.”As a side, they are very well-balanced with a lot of high-quality players.”New Zealand finished their group campaign with a hat-trick of defeats but still claimed the last semi-final berth.The 2015 finalists will hope to begin afresh on Tuesday, their captain said.”It all starts again where the day comes and anything can happen and all sides have beaten one another on a number of occasions throughout the last few years, so it is a really exciting opportunity for all teams.”ALSO READ | Virat Kohli on meeting Kane Williamson in another World Cup semi-final: Quite a nice memoryALSO READ | World Cup 2019: India’s road to semi-finalsALSO WATCH | Bold In, Bowled Out with Rajarshi: Record-breaking Rohit Sharma in focus as India eye World Cup finallast_img read more

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 1, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Photographer Mark Tuschman was recently in Northern Nigeria on behalf of the Packard Foundation to look at maternal health and family planning. For the seventh post in his series of “Nigerian Chronicles,” he visited various hospitals in the region and was able to document experiences of women seeking treatment through powerful images.Nigerian Chronicles VIII also has a maternal health aspect to it, documenting the work of Traditional Birth Attendants at a wedding ceremony. Some of the TBAs he mentions work for the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), an organization working on an MHTF-supported project in India.Share this:last_img read more

first_imgWashington: A disgruntled veteran public utilities employee stormed a government building in the US State of Virginia and fired indiscriminately at his co-workers, killing at least 12 people and wounding six others, police said Saturday. The gunman, whose identity has not been released, was killed when police responded to the shooting in the southeastern coastal city of Virginia Beach. The suspect, a long-term and current Virginia Beach city employee, fired “indiscriminately” in a public utilities building, police said. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’ Police Chief James Cervera told reporters there was an exchange of gunfire with officers and a police officer whose ballistic vest stopped a bullet was injured. “This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach. The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbour, colleagues,” Mayor Bobby Dyer was quoted as saying by the CNN. The shooter was a disgruntled employee, the report said, quoting a Virginia government source. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China “The President has been briefed on the shooting in Virginia Beach, VA and continues to monitor the situation,” White House said. “This is a horrific day for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are devastated by the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach,” said Virginia Governor Ralph Northam after visiting the scene. The shooting took place shortly after 4 PM within the sprawling Virginia Beach Municipal Center, a campus of city offices and agencies, including the Police Department, when the gunman entered the public works department building of the city’s municipal center. The attack unfolded on multiple floors in Building No. 2, which includes offices for planning and public works, among others, and is adjacent to City Hall. The name of the gunman, who worked in the public utilities department, was not revealed by the city policy, police said. Police found victims on every floor of the building, the police chief said, adding the identities of the victims were not immediately released nor was the motive of the attack. According to local Virginian Pilot newspaper, the shooter came armed with a .45-caliber handgun with a sound suppressor on it and shot one victim in a vehicle outside before entering the building. The rest were shot inside. The FBI is helping the city police in investigating the shooting incident. Senator Mark R Warner said that he is horrified by what has happened in Virginia Beach. “I am thankful to law enforcement for their swift and courageous response. My heart goes out to all the victims of today’s senseless violence, their families, and the entire community that has been affected by these awful events. I will be praying for the swift recovery of those injured,” he said. “My heart breaks for Virginia Beach. For the victims, their families, the community, everyone impacted by this terrible act of violence. But the moment we resign ourselves to be just onlookers to such carnage, we lose our soul. We can and will take action,” Senator Ed Markey said.last_img read more

FRANKFURT — German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests.Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Monday that Winterkorn knew about the deceptive software since 2014.The prosecutors’ statement said that the defendants faced from six months to 10 years imprisonment if convicted, and that bonuses earned due to sales based on the deception could be forfeited.The Associated Press read more

It is suspected that Rahman’s estrangement from his wife, Anusha, may have played a role in their death. Police said that the 38-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil, who had lived in Chennai for some years,  worked for a catering unit. Two years ago his wife moved to Sri Lanka. Rahman had reportedly tried to reconcile with his wife but in vain.“Rahman learnt that she had visited the city last week but did not meet him or the children. This upset him,” police sources said, adding that suicide was suspected. Investigations revealed that the neighbours had last seen Rahman and the boys on Sunday. “On Tuesday, neighbours noticed a foul smell and broke the doors,” said a police source. They alerted police who sent the bodies to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem. The police have registered a case. (Colombo Gazette) A Sri Lankan Tamil man and his two sons have been found dead in Chennai, the New Indian Express reported.The smell reportedly alerted neighbours that something was amiss on Tuesday. Concerned, they broke down the doors of the Maduravoyal residence and found Habib Rahman and his two sons — both younger than six — dead. read more

“Political rally planned in #Colombo today. American citizens encouraged to exercise caution and avoid large crowds,” the US Embassy in Colombo tweeted.The Police has been placed on alert ahead of the joint opposition protest. (Colombo Gazette) The US Embassy in Colombo has urged US citizens to exercise caution during the protest in Colombo today.The protest is expected to disrupt traffic in areas frequented by tourists, including Galle Face, today.

As the Security Council weighs requests from Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Government of Timor-Leste to create a new, expanded United Nations mission in the South-East Asian country, the 15-member body today briefly extended the current mission there.The mandate of the UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL), a special political mission established by the Council last year to carry out peace-building activities, was set to expire on Sunday but now has a mandate running through 25 August.The security situation remains fragile in Timor-Leste, which the UN shepherded to independence from Indonesia in 2002. A wave of violence earlier this year left dozens dead and forced 155,000 people to flee their homes after clashes broke out when the Government dismissed some 600 soldiers who had gone on strike.In a report last week, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the Council to establish a new mission to help rebuild institutions, promote reconciliation and assist in nationwide elections scheduled for next year. He also proposed a UN police force of more than 1,600 to provide additional security.Timor-Leste’s Government has issued repeated calls for an expanded mission. In unanimously adopting today’s resolution, the Council took note of two letters from the country’s Prime Minister José Ramos Horta to Mr. Annan earlier this month.In one of those letters, the prime minister characterized the country’s national police force as “dysfunctional,” adding that some 70,000 internally displaced persons remained in camps, afraid to return to their homes.“We believe that a robust police, military and civilian element is indispensable to our hard-won peace and freedom,” said Mr. Ramos Horta in another letter. “There is a consensus among all stakeholders that the situation in Timor-Leste requires the establishment of a United Nations multidimensional and integrated peacekeeping mission.” read more

first_imgAt the end of the survey, it was found that athletes who have higher satisfaction with their team tended to report higher life-satisfaction. This in turn led to further increases in positive feelings towards their team.The authors suggest that the social aspect of competing and training as part of a team, and the personal relationships that develop through the group interactions, all boost happiness.Additionally, the psychological benefits of team membership, such as feelings of belonging and social identity, were also likely to be factors, they said.For example, team membership could help people overcome adversity and deal with failure, as the support network available in the team meant athletes were better equipped to face the mental and physical challenges they encountered. People who are still choosing which sport to take up this January should pick something that involves a team, a new study suggests. Researchers from the London School of Economics found that by playing sport in a team participants not only gain the health benefits of exercise, but can boost long-term happiness. In the study of 459 athletes those in teams reported being more satisfied with their lives overall.Britain is one of the least active countries in Europe, with a new study by Sport England showing that around one third of people do not get at least 30 minutes of exercise a week. The recommended level is 150 minutes of moderate exercise.The new research suggests that joining a team can improve both physical and mental health.  Running as an individual may not be as a beneficial, a new study suggests  One of the papers authors, Dr Chia-Huei Wu, Assistant Professor of Management at LSE, said:  “When competing and succeeding in sport, this study shows that the social environment of the team is important in terms of overall life-satisfaction.”We found that this can be explained by the social interaction and feelings of identity that comes from being a team member, which are not as present when an athlete pursues their own individual goals.“There are important lessons in this study for those participating in sport at any level, as playing in a team environment will bring a range of benefits beyond the health benefits of exercise.”Joining a team may bring feelings of belonging with your teammates, and being satisfied with your team may help you be satisfied with your life.”The authors analysed data people between the ages 12 to 20 years who were recruited from a diverse range of sports, such as swimming, athletics, basketball, and cycling, and asked about their life satisfaction levels at three intervals over a six month period.center_img 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. Running as an individual may not be as a beneficial, a new study suggests last_img read more

first_imgOur Alienware M14x rumors from earlier in the week are looking that much more close to being confirmed: Chinese tech site Zol.com.cn has posted a full review of the alleged M14x here. The articles include a number of very clear photographs as well as component information. As for the vitals, this M14x R1 build has an Intel Core i7-2820QM processor (Sandy Bridge), 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics, 750GB drive, and a Cougar Point HM67 chipset.The M14x looks a whole lot like the M15x, but how do we know this isn’t an M15x? We can tell the laptop in question isn’t an existing M15x (R2) by the exterior ports: the right side of the M14x does not have the ExpressCard/54 slot and the port layout was changed from three 3.5mm audio jacks, eSATA/USB combo, and USB to two USB jacks, ethernet, and a lock port (see above). There are other updates as well: the front grills were changes, the area around the power button is more intricate, Klipsch speakers were used, and there appears to be USB 3.0, to name a few.So the question then becomes, how to we know that this isn’t just the M15x R3? The images clarify this as well. The name plate on bottom of the computer says “M14x” and the spec list says “M14xR1” on it. Though the review is quite thorough, there appears to be no mention of the weight or dimensions. These wouldn’t necessarily be further proof of the existence of the M14x but they would help explain the existence of the M14x when the M15x has proven to be popular.It might just be time to start believing that the M14x will happen. What does everyone think? Any doubters? Anyone starting an M14x savings fund today?Read on at Zol, via NBR, h/t to vikingrinnlast_img read more

Expanding Goals of BRAC Could Improve Its Political Prospects OHanlon Says

first_imgBRAC has always been a hard sell, a point borne out by the Obama administration’s failure to persuade lawmakers to authorize one or more base closure rounds over the past five years.Maybe if the Pentagon were to broaden the aims of the BRAC process from simply winnowing unneeded infrastructure to an effort that simultaneously reinvests in the neglected facilities at enduring installations. Reconceptualizing BRAC possibly could improve its prospects in Congress, Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, told On Base.A more comprehensive BRAC effort could both rightsize the military’s portfolio of installations as well as reverse the deterioration of facilities that have been underfunded in recent years as DOD has been forced to operate under a budget cap, he said. O’Hanlon views BRAC as an initiative that has been effective in the past — with some exceptions, particularly in the 2005 round — and could contribute in a moderate way to future budget savings for the Pentagon.Expanding BRAC to include repairing and refurbishing enduring installations isn’t specifically required from a management standpoint, but the concept is worth considering if it helps convince Congress of the department’s need to shed a portion of its excess infrastructure, he added.O’Hanlon recommends at least one, and possibly two, new base closure rounds in his recent look at how the U.S. military can maintain its global edge in national security without breaking the bank — “The $650 Billion Bargain: The Case for Modest Growth in America’s Defense Budget.”O’Hanlon says the nation’s current spending for national security of just over $600 billion is roughly the right amount, but he also calls for moderate growth in the budget so that it reaches $650 billion in FY 2020. The administration’s current projection is for defense spending to decline to $575 billion by 2020.Much of the discrepancy can be explained by O’Hanlon’s assumption that the department’s overseas contingency operations costs will remain at their current level.He also calls for a halt in the administration’s plan to shrink the Army’s active-duty end strength to 450,000. The size of the regular Army currently is about 470,000 soldiers, which O’Hanlon says should be the smallest number it should reach. With the reserve components, the service should have a total of 1 million troops.The Army’s current size is needed to handle future contingencies, O’Hanlon explained. “There is no perfect, right number,” he said, but as the service’s end strength drops, the risk increases that it becomes too small to deal with simultaneous conflicts.“I think we’re on the cusp of that uncomfortable place,” O’Hanlon said.While O’Hanlon calls for only modest growth in defense spending, a $650 billion defense budget would far exceed the 2011 Budget Control Act cap for FY 2020. He says there is no magic trick for achieving that target — Congress will need to come to a bipartisan agreement to surpass the caps, as it has done several times since the law was enacted.A deal to raise the defense caps almost certainly will require political compromise, with the GOP likely retaining control of the House and the Senate too close to call but leaving the minority party in a position to filibuster legislation it opposes. Democrats will insist on raising non-defense spending caps by a roughly equal amount, a compromise O’Hanlon would support as boosting spending on education, scientific research and infrastructure benefits national security.Unless lawmakers vote to completely revoke the Budget Control Act, they probably would need to pass two more two-year “Band-Aids” to relax the spending caps through FY 2021, the date when the statute runs out. The defense and non-defense spending limits should be raised by about $30 billion each, or by about 5 percent, he said.“The $650 Billion Bargain: The Case for Modest Growth in America’s Defense Budget” is available from the Brookings Press. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgTwitter isn’t OK with moving Halloween.  Mike Kemp/Getty Images A Change.org petition to move Halloween from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday of the month has given Twitter quite a fright. The petition, started by the Halloween & Costume Association, has gotten over 77,000 signatures toward its 150,000 goal as of this writing Friday.”It’s time for a safer, longer, stress-free celebration! Let’s move Halloween to the last Saturday of October,” states the petition, which was started last year, but has become a big topic on Twitter now as we inch toward Halloween this year. Move Halloween?  mtvstyle.tumblr.com/Giphy Halloween 2019 lands on a Thursday this year, but if the petition succeeds, the holiday would take place on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Halloween & Costume Association cites safety reasons for wanting to move the holiday. Those who signed the petition agree, and also said it would be easier to not worry about school the next day. Wrote one signer: “I’ve been saying this for years!! It only makes sense to do something like this so the kids can celebrate Halloween and not have to worry about school the next day. Not only that but adults can enjoy a Halloween party without having to worry about work.”Either way, the petition has gotten a lot of attention of Twitter.In retweets of the petition, Halloween purists complained about the idea, suggesting we might as well make Halloween made the whole month of October,  or even a year around affair. Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5 Online Mobile Apps petition to move Halloween to the entire month of October and also the other eleven months— Max Booth III (@GiveMeYourTeeth) July 26, 2019 Commentscenter_img Share your voice 1:53 me reading the petition of people trying to ‘move halloween’ to a different day than october 31st pic.twitter.com/FUglQ9mi8K— 𝕭𝖚𝖓𝖓𝖞 𝕸𝖊𝖞𝖊𝖗 (@grav3yardgirl) July 26, 2019 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay details revealed Petitions to move the date of Halloween is irrelevant. We all know Halloween is the entire month of October. Problem solved.— Meagan Navarro (@HauntedMeg) July 25, 2019last_img read more

first_imgLeaked still of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor from SaahoTwitterA romantic still of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor from Saaho, which was leaked, has been creating a lot of buzz on the social media, besides raising the bar of curiosity and expectations from the film.Saaho is undoubtedly the most-talked-about and highly anticipated movie of the year and the massive success of Prabhas’s Baahubali films is responsible for such a massive hype. The makers have released a few promos, which have increased the viewers’ expectations multifold. The viewers were curious to see the romance between Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, but the makers have kept its promos under wraps.Some miscreants allegedly released a still from the movie Saaho on the internet on Sunday and this picture offers a glimpse at a romantic moment between Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. In this picture, Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor are seeing experiencing love in each other’s eyes. This eye-to-eye contact moment is very sensuous and dreamy. It gives away the fairy tale feels.This leaked still of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor has not only struck a chord with the filmgoers, but has doubled the expectations about their chemistry. This photo was an instant hit, as it started trending on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram within an after it was leaked on the internet. Many movie buffs could not stop sharing their excitement over it. Here are some of their comment from Twitter.RISHITA‏ @riiisshhOne still..just one still has increased my excitement for #Saaho like anything!!!! I mean just look at them..❤Md Hussain S⭐‏ @ItsHusanySToo much Romance in this pic Darling #Prabhas with Darling @ShraddhaKapoor #Saaho glimpse, most awaiting for this movieKıRan Saaho‏ @KiranTweetzzDon’t Let The Sun Go Down.. #Saaho #SaahoPairShiv Dutta‏ @imshiva17Aankhon ki gustskhiyan. New pic…✨ #Prabhas #ShraddhaKapoor from #Saaho Can’t wait to see this beautiful pair on bigscreen.❤#SaahoOnAug15th‏ @Srikanth_NizamThis Cool Pic Rules the Social media#Saaho #Prabhas anna Excellent Pair @ShraddhaKapoor DarlingTeluginti kodalu‍‏ @NishBrunelThe very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your indulgence #Prabhas ❣ #SaahoPRABHAS_FanBoy‏ @Saivdvj1OMG…insta,fb,twitter whatever this cool pic sets social media on How adorable they are… #Prabhas #ShraddhaKapoor #Saaho #SaahoPairHimanshu Rai‏ @himanshurai0007So people are loving #prabhas and #ShraddhaKapoor leak saaho photo and it’s trending on #instagram hope to see first official photo of #Saaho #saahopair @ShraddhaKapoor #Prabhas Can’t wait for it.Madhu Prabhas‏ @Madhu__PrabhasWoow Latest Awesome Beautiful Pic Of #Saaho ❤Darling @PrabhasRaju Annayya❤ @ShraddhaKapoor ❤ Wow Superb Osm Exlent This Pic❤ Sooo Nice Sooo Cute This Pic❤❤ ❤Love you Darling #Prabhas Annayya❤Commentor‏ @Commentor15Cute and refreshing…. team #saaho all the best #prabhas @ShraddhaKapoorRaju Garu Prabhas‏ @pubzudarlingyeVaibhavi merchant ; choreographer is in Hyderabad #Saaho songs shoot going on !!last_img read more

BSTI seals off 3 jar water factories

first_img.Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) sealed off three illegal jar-water producing factories apart from slapping Tk 400,000 fine on them in the city’s Mirpur area on Sunday, reports UNB.A joint team of BSTI and Rapid Action Battalion team, led by executive magistrate Sarowar Alam, sealed off the plants as they were running their businesses without BSTI’s approval, said a press release.The team also sentenced eight people to three months’ imprisonment and fined the six establishments – Shikdar Drinking Water of Shah Ali, RR Enterprise, NM Enterprise on national zoo road, Rupali Fresh Drinking Water of Utar Bithil, NN Enterprise of Dakkhin Bithil and Kohinoor Food and Beverage in Mirpur-2.last_img read more

DPR 2015 Summer Camp Information Fair

first_imgThe DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host a summer camp reduced rate information fair on Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Recreation Center, located at 3100 Denver St., S.E. The fair is being hosted to assist D.C. residents with completing theirreduced rate application. DPR offers a reduced rate for qualified, District residents to ensure that summer camps are available to everyone, regardless of one’s income level.For more information, visit: http://dpr.dc.gov/.last_img read more

IACs Daily Beast Launches Subscription Tier for 100 per Year

first_img Popular on Variety Heather Dietrick, CEO of The Daily Beast, said the $100-per-year tier complements the site’s ad business. “Our audience is passionate about our mission, our voice, our insatiable thirst for scoops, and our take on what’s happening in the world, and Beast Inside allows us to provide them more of what they love through access to exclusive content created just for them,” she said in a statement.News sites have had varying degrees of success with charging for access, and heretofore the model has been mainly adopted by business-news publishers like the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Meanwhile, Daily Beast is adopting user-contributed articles even as Huffington Post, now part of Verizon’s Oath group, shut down its unpaid blogger network earlier this year.It’s not clear exactly how much exclusive material Beast Inside will include on a regular basis.The Daily Beast said initial behind-the-paywall content will include: Rabbit Hole, a newsletter promising a deep dive on a hot news story; First Look Friday, offering early access to The Daily Beast’s biggest weekend stories; Cheat Sheet Your Way, a customized version of its newsletter allowing members to “choose between Trump-free and politics-only editions”; Omnishambles, a political podcast promising an insider’s take on D.C.; and The Beast Files, monthly serialized long-form pieces on subjects including true-crime stories or real-life adventures. The Your Turn feature, billed as a “modern twist on the letter to the editor,” will give subscribers a chance to have their essays published on The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast is erecting a paywall — betting people will pay $100 annually to get exclusive access to a bouquet of content, including early access to articles and exclusive newsletters, podcasts and long-read stories. The news site also will solicit opinion pieces from paying members, promising to publish the best submissions.The news and politics media site, owned by Barry Diller’s IAC holding company, announced the launch of Beast Inside, a new paid membership giving members early access to stories, exclusive series, and members-only newsletters— along with the opportunity to be published on the site itself. Beast Inside is regularly priced at $100 per year, but The Daily Beast is offering early subscribers access for $50 for the first year for a limited time.The company believes it can attract paying customers from a hardcore fanbase of more than 1 million readers per month (of its 20 million average monthly visitors) who click through almost 50 pages on average per month.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Privatesector employers offer 094 percent wage increase for second half of 2015

first_imgBusiness leaders on Monday filed two salary increase proposals for private-sector employees for the second half of this year. Employers submitted to theLabor Ministry’s National Wages Council a 0.94 percent increase proposal, which is lower than figures requested by unions last week. Union leaders on June 1 submitted proposals ranging from 1.46 to 5 percent.Luis Mesalles, director of the Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations (UCCAEP), said the employer proposal is based on projected inflation for the second half of this year plus a compensation for variations registered in inflation during the same period in 2014.“Increases in unemployment rates and the low level of economic activity in recent months prompted us to avoid measures that could result in greater job loss,” Mesalles said.The National Agriculture and Agro-Industry Chamber submitted a second proposal asking for the suspension of all increases for the next six months, as a result “of the tragic situation” the sector is facing.Temporary Labor Minister Alfredo Hasbum on June 10 will present the government’s proposal, and then representatives from the three sectors will vote on a final figure that will take effect on July 1.The Wages Council last year approved a 2.01 percent increase that applied for the nearly one million private-sector workers, and a 2.5 percent increase for domestic workers. Facebook Comments Related posts:Salary increase for private sector set at 2.01 percent New wages for private-sector workers take effect this month Government, private-sector unions negotiate wage hikes for second half of 2015 0.5% pay increase approved for minimum-wage workers in private sectorlast_img read more