first_imgLONDON (AP) — Christian Coleman’s career record against Usain Bolt: 0-0.The University of Tennessee product who recently turned pro could actually end up in very rare company — a sprinter with a winning mark against the Jamaican great. That would involve Coleman pulling off the improbable — impossible? — in Bolt’s final 100-meter race at the world championships. The semifinals and final are Saturday.Coleman is one of the few who could challenge Bolt, especially with Andre De Grasse of Canada withdrawing because of a hamstring injury. Coleman finished in 10.01 seconds Friday, the second-fastest time behind another Jamaican, Julian Forte (9.99). And while Bolt won his heat, his time of 10.07 was eighth overall.Don’t read too much into that, though. Bolt always saves his best for big occasions.“I have a lot of confidence in myself that I can come out and win,” Coleman said. “But you never take anybody for granted. … Got to make sure I’m on my ‘A’ game, make sure I’m ready to compete.”The 21-year-old Coleman certainly is getting his name out there. He won the 100 and 200 at the NCAA championships in June. But before that, he made a splash by sprinting 40 yards in 4.12 seconds , then posting video of it after the NFL draft. His time was faster than any football player who ran at the NFL combine.Fun, though that was a mere sideshow. Sprinting is his game, and Coleman has grown up a big fan of Bolt’s. He insisted he’s not the least bit intimidated by Bolt, whose presence and 6-foot-5 frame cast a large shadow.“You can’t call yourself the best if you don’t go against the best,” Coleman said. “I’ll be ready to compete. I won’t be distracted.”Coleman doesn’t rattle easily, something his coach in college learned early on.“We call him ‘Cool-man,’ instead of Coleman,” said Tim Hall, an assistant at Tennessee. “Because his temperament is always even in terms of focusing on the things he wants to accomplish. He’s been able to apply those things to his daily practice sessions. You see the results when he’s on the track.”A few sprinters who could give Bolt a run for his gold Saturday:THE TOP CONTENDER: The 35-year-old Justin Gatlin made a tactical mistake at the 2015 world championships in Beijing, going into his lean too early as Bolt sneaked past him by 0.01 seconds. Gatlin also finished runner-up to Bolt at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I feel good. I feel confident,” Gatlin said of his chances this time. “We’ve been working on some things, making sure our race pattern is a little different than before.”THE OTHER JAMAICAN: Yohan Blake’s request is simple: Don’t call him “The Beast” anymore. Blake has the distinction of being the last sprinter to win a 100-meter gold at the worlds other than Bolt. Blake captured the title at the 2011 world championships after a false start by Bolt led to a disqualification. Blake has been slowed by injuries in recent seasons and finished second in his heat Friday behind Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan.THE OTHER, OTHER JAMAICAN: Forte tied his personal best in posting the evening’s top time. A confidence boost? “I’ve always been confident,” Forte said. “I just kept it at its high level.”THE LONG SHOT, PART I: Ever heard of Chijindu Ujah? The British sprinter may not win, but could be in the mix for a medal. He won the 100 a month ago in a Diamond League race in London.THE LONG SHOT, PART II: Akani Simbine of South Africa did just enough to advance Friday. He did beat the likes of Gatlin and De Grasse during a Diamond League meet in Doha in May.By PAT GRAHAMTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_img Read more Federer v Nadal 2008: Wimbledon’s greatest final a decade on Bernard Tomic slumped to defeat in Wimbledon qualifying only to slip into the main draw as a lucky loser. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Support The Guardian The longer the interview went on, the more it seemed that nothing was going to elicit an interesting answer from Eugenie Bouchard. The Canadian had walked off court with an important victory in the bag but it was difficult to tell from her icy demeanour as she responded to questions about her first‑round win at Wimbledon qualifying last Tuesday. There was no hint of joy, no attempt to engage. The interviewer could have revealed that the world was about to end and Bouchard still would have said: “Yeah, well, obviously I’ll just take each apocalypse as it comes,” in a glib monotone.It was a masterclass in passive-aggression and Bouchard inevitably came in for criticism. There was a widespread view that a touch more gratitude would not have gone amiss. An alternative opinion, however, is that ordering someone to look happy is rarely a good look. It brings to mind that scene from Curb Your Enthusiasm where a chirpy woman tells Larry David to smile as they pass each other on the street. Larry turns and glares. “Hey, mind your own business, how about that?” he barks. “Smile …” Share via Email Pinterest Wimbledon 2018 Sportblog Of course, it is difficult to shower Evans with too much sympathy, especially when a player such as Thanasi Kokkinakis still can’t catch a break. The 22-year-old Australian’s injury problems refuse to go away and although Kokkinakis beat Roger Federer in Miami earlier this year, he has since lost in French Open and Wimbledon qualifying.One setback follows the next and it all starts to add up. Pride is dented, optimism is diminished and youthful exuberance gives way to weariness. The world begins to feel like a harsher place as the doubts grow. It can be hard to keep plugging away, to keep smiling. The guard goes up; terse interviews go viral. Life moves fast at the highest level, however. Tennis is an unforgiving, punishing sport and Bouchard has barely won a match of any significance since that Kvitova final. The former world No 5 has not made it to the second week of a grand slam since reaching the fourth round of the 2015 US Open and has earned only $134,713 (£102,000) in prize money this year. Injuries have hit her hard and the deterioration in her game has led to questions about her focus.On she slogs, though, and it is worth remembering that qualifying for a slam is tougher than it looks. The path is littered with numerous pitfalls and, although Bouchard kept her footing, a trio of big names suffered in the men’s draw at Roehampton.Let’s start with Australia’s Bernard Tomic, the former prodigy who was given a $20,000 fine for a lamentable performance during his first-round defeat by Mischa Zverev last year. Tomic feigned injury and said he was “a little bored” – but not bored enough, apparently, to quit tennis for good. After a flirtation with reality TV earlier this year, the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist made it to Roehampton and slumped to a one-sided defeat by Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans on Thursday, only to slip into the main draw as a lucky loser. The world No 162 plays Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Tuesday.Yet how long Tomic sticks around is anyone’s guess and the thought occurs that there were more deserving recipients of a stroke of good fortune. No doubt Dan Evans, the gifted former British No 2, will feel a little aggrieved when he sees Tomic taking on Hurkacz. Evans has performed well on grass since returning from a drugs ban and there were many who thought the All England Club should recognise the maverick’s form with a wild card. Yet the people in charge disagreed, forcing Evans into qualifying, where he fell to the German veteran Matthias Bachinger. comment “I don’t want to compare myself to the past,” Bouchard says. She can only look to the future, starting with her match against Great Britain’s Gabriella Taylor on Tuesday. Her outward appearance might hide her true emotions but Bouchard will surely feel like the luckiest person in tennis when she steps on court. Australia sport … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Thanasi Kokkinakis still can’t catch a break Topics Eugenie Bouchard Wimbledon Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Tennis Bernard Tomic Share on Facebook We assume we know an athlete from these snap exchanges and gripe when they refuse to play ball. The wealthy star who cannot be bothered to crack wise raises suspicion. They come across as detached from reality and the urge to attack their apparent insularity grows.Yet the qualifying tournament at Roehampton must have felt like a strange, lonely place for Bouchard – a beaten Wimbledon finalist four years ago – and it is possible to understand why a player of her fame seemed so glum after beating China’s Zhu Lin, the world No 129. The 24-year-old was a target for wannabe giantkillers. There was no glory on offer for her but the potential for embarrassment was high in modest surroundings that emphasised the not-so-mighty Bouch’s fall from grace. The world No 188 had, after all, failed to qualify for last month’s French Open and there was considerable relief when she secured her spot at SW19 with a convincing win over Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Mariño on Thursday.How times change. It is four years since Bouchard shot to prominence as a precocious 20-year-old, building on semi-final appearances at the Australian and French Opens by reaching a maiden Wimbledon final, thanks to wins over Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep. Petra Kvitova proved too strong on Centre Court but the future still looked bright for Bouchard. Greatness beckoned. Facebook Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Twitter Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgAn extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn enters the 2019 season on pretty much every “hot seat” list in the country. He needs to win a lot in Year 7 to hold on to his job.It won’t be an easy task. Auburn plays in the always-tough SEC West, and will also face Georgia and Oregon during the regular season.The Tigers have won 10 games just once in the last five seasons, and another 7-5 campaign likely signals the end for Malzahn on The Plains. ESPN’s Paul Finebaum agrees.Speaking on Get Up! this morning from SEC Media Days, Finebaum said the odds are against Malzahn in 2019. He has to deal with the aforementioned schedule, and the school president who stepped in and saved his job when boosters wanted him gone has since been pushed out. “If he can’t have a significant season, he will likely be gone,” Finebaum said of Malzahn.In six seasons at Auburn, Malzahn is 53-27 overall and 28-20 in SEC play.His Tigers are ranked No. 14 in The Spun’s preseason top 25. They open up the 2019 season against Oregon on August 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — A Senate committee says the Trudeau government’s bill to ban oil tanker traffic off British Columbia’s northern coast will divide the country, inflame separatist sentiment in Alberta and stoke resentment of Indigenous Peoples.Worse, the Senate’s transportation and communications committee says the bill is a cynical, intentional bid to cripple the economy of Prairie provinces, particularly Alberta, and curry political favour elsewhere in the country.And the committee says it’s driven by the calculation that the ruling Liberals have few seats to lose in Alberta and Saskatchewan.Those conclusions are contained in the committee’s report on Bill C-48, which formalizes the moratorium on tanker traffic in the ecologically sensitive waters off northern B.C.The committee last month passed a motion to kill the bill, supported by Conservative members and Independent Sen. Paula Simons, who represents Alberta.The report, written by committee chair and Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk, explains why the committee believes the government should not proceed with the bill; it was approved late Monday on division — that is, without a recorded vote, but noting some opposition.The Senate as a whole must now decide whether to accept or reject the report and its recommendation to kill the bill.The report has a sharp, partisan flavour, including an assertion that the bill is “not as advertised” — the same tag line Conservatives use in a series of ads attacking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Combined with other Trudeau government measures like rejecting the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal and proposing more stringent environmental assessment rules for energy projects, the report argues the Liberals are “land-locking Prairie oil” and telling Alberta and Saskatchewan “that they have a lesser place in Confederation.”“This is not just a matter of dampening the economic interests of specific provinces. It is a nationally corrosive and divisive policy which pits one region against another, inflaming separatist sentiment and stoking a misplaced resentment of Indigenous Canadians,” the report says.The ban on tankers carrying diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands appears to be “intentionally designed to damage the economy of western Canada,” rendering the bill “both divisive and discriminatory,” the report adds, going on to say that “targeting one region of Canada for economic punishment is unconstitutional and destructive to the fabric of Canadian federalism.”The report also maintains that the bill is “motivated above all else by partisan political considerations” — the Liberals have only three seats in Alberta and one in Saskatchewan, compared to 17 in B.C. — and says it’s “deeply inappropriate for a ruling political party to consider only the regions of Canada where it is electorally competitive when crafting legislation.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $14 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 2 will be approximately $17 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

first_imgBTIG, LLC announced today that it will host its 16th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.The event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents.Video: BTIG CHARITY DAY 2017Each year, the firm donates to hundreds of charities, many of them focused on children and others in need. Celebrities that have committed to join the event this year so far include: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Brian Cashman, CC Sabathia, Eli Manning, Grant Hill, Mark Messier, Petra Nemcova, Victor Cruz and many more. BTIG plans to announce additional celebrity participants in the coming weeks.Clients and celebrities participate by nominating well-deserving, non-profit organizations to support through the event. All-star athletes, business leaders, models, actors, actresses, journalists and other cultural icons act as celebrity guest traders, build excitement for the event and appear as ambassadors for their charities of choice. “We are proud of our ability to deploy our global resources on Charity Day. As our business expands, Charity Day remains a solid aspect of our culture,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Alongside clients and our celebrity guest traders, we are able to make a difference for causes that are personally meaningful to them.”Since pioneering its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to hundreds of charitable organizations, including more than $5 million from this event in 2017.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: These are interesting times in the price-sensitive Indian smartphone market where one Chinese brand after another is entering the fray like winged insects swarming frantically at light sources during the rains –only to disappear soon. Amid all this, a new trend has emerged where certain smartphone leaders have taken the swords out in the open, going beyond just teasers and making social media platforms a new war zone –giving users more dope to gossip around and create memes and jokes. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraLeading the pack is Xiaomi’s India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain who has seen a fruitful 2018 when his company broke all records and beat its rivals throughout the year. The 2019, however, may have a different story to share. Manu Jain’s first Twitter outburst in 2019 was against Chinese smartphone brand Realme where he hit out at Realme 3 Pro that features Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, saying this is older than Snapdragon 675 used in Xiaomi’s latest device Redmi Note 7 Pro. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysMadhav Sheth, the CEO of Realme India which became the fastest vendor to sell six million units after its debut in May 2018, reacted, saying Xiaomi is “insecure” of its success in the country. “Someone is afraid,” Seth tweeted. As retweets picked up pace, the original tweets were immediately deleted. Manu Jain’s worry can be understood from the fact that Realme clocked seven per cent market share in India in the first quarter of 2019. Despite losing its turf in India a little, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi retained its top slot in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, garnering 29 per cent market share, according to Counterpoint Research. Xiaomi’s India shipments declined by 2 per cent year-on-year (Y-o-Y) as it had recorded 31 per cent market share in the same quarter last year. Realme continued to figure among top five brands for the second successive quarter while Vivo’s market share reached its highest-ever level in India in Q1 2019 (Manu Jain, however, spared Vivo in his tweets). “We are targeting to sell at least 15 million handsets this year and I believe in sales numbers,” Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, recently told IANS. Xiaomi, this time joined by Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus, took potshots at OnePlus earlier this week. While Asus was subtle, Xiaomi took a direct swipe: “Congratulations OnePlus, we heard about your new flagship. Flagship Killer 2.0: Coming soon”. Asus only talked about the battery capacity in its latest ZenFone 6. Realme is working on to collaborate with 20,000 multi-brand retail outlets across 150 cities in the country. In December last year, superstar Amitabh Bachchan sent a panic tweet about his Samsung smartphone going kaput for a while when Xiaomi’s Jain joined the conversation, and offered Big B to switch over to a Xiaomi device. Interestingly, Bachchan endorses rival brand OnePlus in India. Who is next on Manu Jain’s tweet radar only time can tell, but social media platforms have become a new ring for smartphone makers to battle it out in India.last_img read more

Wynne to visit US, chair Ontario-US economic committee amid Trump protectionism TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will visit the United States next month and head up a new committee on Ontario-U.S. economic and trade relations, as the province braces for protectionism south of the border.After meeting Wednesday with David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Wynne spoke of reminding American leaders of Ontario’s importance to their economy.“As Canada’s largest economy and the centre of our country’s manufacturing, finance, high-tech and clean-tech sectors, Ontario de facto plays a huge role in our bilateral relationship with the United States,” she said.“Of course there are many questions about what Ontario’s trade relationship with the U.S. is going to look like in the future. That’s a reality. We have questions that are not yet answered. I believe that we have an opportunity at this moment to shape how that partnership will continue.”MacNaughton, who gave Wynne’s cabinet a briefing after their meeting, said it’s a “very challenging time,” but it is important for both Canada and subnational governments such as Ontario to prepare both for a new administration and a growing protectionist climate in the U.S.“I think we’ve fallen down a bit on the job in terms of convincing them about how their prosperity and our prosperity are so linked,” he said. “That’s why the reaching out to not just the people in Washington, but the governors, legislators, right across the United States is so important to building this sense of interdependency and how we can prosper together by working together.”Wynne will travel to the U.S. next month to meet with business and political leaders.The new committee is set to sit at least monthly between now and September, “or more frequently as necessary.”Other members include the province’s representative in Washington, D.C., the international trade minister, the economic development minister, the agriculture minister, Wynne’s chief of staff, and the secretary of the cabinet.The announcements come as part of a major push from Ontario to remind the U.S. in a protectionist era of the province’s importance as a trading partner.Cabinet ministers have been armed with a sheet of talking points to promote Ontario trade when speaking to their colleagues in the U.S. The notes include that Ontario is the top export destination of 20 states and that the auto parts supply chain is so integrated that the average vehicle crosses the Ontario-U.S. border seven times before it is completed. More than US$800 million in goods are traded between the two jurisdictions each day.Wynne also sent letters to the governors of 27 American states — the 20 for whom Ontario is the top export destination and another seven ranking Ontario as their second top export market — and has recently been calling those governors to speak with them directly “to discuss the opportunities to strengthen our relationship.”Trump had been talking about overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, but said after meeting Monday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that his main concern is Mexico, and his goal is be to “tweak” elements affecting Canada.MacNaughton said he is “cautiously optimistic” after those comments that any changes could benefit both sides of the border. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne takes part in the meeting of First Ministers in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Wynne will visit the United States next month and head up a new committee on Ontario-U.S. economic and trade relations, as the province braces for protectionism south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 15, 2017 9:55 am MDT Last Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Then-junior midfielder Arielle Cowie looks for an open teammate during a game against Michigan State Oct. 5, 2012, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Courtesy of FacebookOhio State’s field hockey team is set to take to the field against two ranked squads as it heads to Syracuse, N.Y., to play No. 7 Massachusetts and No. 6 Syracuse.The team dominated in its home opener against Missouri State, winning 5-1, but fell in overtime to Bucknell 3-2 last weekend as part of the Buckeye Classic.Coach Anne Wilkinson said the team has stepped up in practice and has been preparing well for this weekend’s matchups.“This week I saw some improvements,” Wilkinson said. “We kind of took a step back this weekend against Bucknell. I think that was definitely a game we could have won … but we’ve been working hard this week.”Despite the improvement Wilkinson said the team still needs to work to be better in other areas.“I think our ball movement, and to control what we can control, and how we move the ball whether it is out of the back or through the midfield, finding different options and being creative, we were working on that,” Wilkinson said. “We were also working on our deep defense, being really responsible for your mark and stepping up and playing low.”Sophomore back Emma Royce said the team is looking at different angles of the game in order to be ready for their top 10 opponents.“We’ve been preparing, just like building up out of the back and now that we are a few games in, we just have that experience under our belts,” Royce said. “We are looking to just hit the main stream of our season.”The Buckeyes are also looking at this weekend in a different way than they have with their previous opponents. Senior midfielder Mona Frommhold said they are going to handle the games with a more relaxed approach.“I think we should calm down,” Frommold said. “The last games we were too sure we were going to win, so since both teams are very good, we should just focus on our game.”Royce said the team is looking forward to the upcoming games and believe they are prepared to handle the competition.“UMass and Syracuse have a really good record, and I’m just like, excited to play some really top teams,” Royce said. “They both have a reputation of having a fighting spirit, so I’m really looking forward to it.”The Buckeyes will take on UMass Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Syracuse Sunday at 2 p.m. read more

first_imgCABINET YESTERDAY APPROVED the publication of the Pyrite Resolution Bill and the early enactment of the legislation, which will provide for the operation of a remediation scheme for work on affected properties.Commenting yesterday, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan said he will be bringing the bill to the Oireachtas in the next week and it is his intention that it will pass all stages before the Christmas recess.The government has previously approved €10 million initial funding to kickstart the scheme, with additional funding to be allocated over the next two years.The passing of the bill will enable the Pyrite Resolution Board to begin taking applications and allow for remediation work to commence as early as the new year, according to the minister.“I am keenly aware of the long wait that many affected homeowners have had to endure in waiting for solutions to the pyrite problems in their homes,” Hogan said. “It has not been an easy time for those people and I understand how stressful such situations can be but today’s government decision represents another important milestone on the road to providing solutions for homeowners and to put an end to the long wait.”Read: Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs>Read: Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow>last_img read more

first_imgThe Andrews Labor government has gone above and beyond the 148 workers target it announced in last year’s Victorian Budget, by employing more than 200 child protection professionals. Through Roadmap for Reform, the government is implementing an overhaul of the broader child protection system, aligning with the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations.This is a milestone move towards keeping children and young people safe, by reinforcing the child protection system in order to provide vital help to families in crisis.The new workers will meet the recent growth in child protection reports, which is largely underpinned by family violence.“The Andrews Labor government is boosting the child protection workforce so that Victorian kids can lead safe, happy and healthy lives,” Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said.“The former Liberal government failed to meet demand for the essential services child protection workers provide. By contrast, we know the importance of keeping kids safe, and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. The focus shifts from crisis response to prevention and early intervention which will have a direct, positive and lasting impact on vulnerable children.”Apart from the pre-approved 184 child protection positions, 32 advanced child protection workers will be offering their services. The reform includes 12 new family violence specialist child protection workers and four dedicated child protection practice leaders identifying children at risk of sexual exploitation – working with Victoria Police to prevent it and supporting young people to recover. Meanwhile, to help reduce call waiting times and undertake visits related to urgent reports, six additional child protection workers will join the Child Protection After Hours Emergency Service. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgDes voitures immobilisées à distance par un hackerÉtats-Unis – Un hacker a pénétré le système informatique d’un concessionnaire automobile et est ainsi parvenu à contrôler à distance plusieurs véhicules. Une première selon l’entreprise.Des démarrages difficiles, des coups de klaxon intempestifs en pleine nuit… Les mécaniciens du concessionnaire Texas Auto Center d’Austin ont mis plusieurs jours avant de trouver l’origine du problème concernant plusieurs de leurs véhicules. Un pirate s’était en fait introduit dans le système informatique du concessionnaire qui lui permettait de contrôler, grâce à une petite boîte située sous le tableau de bord, les véhicules achetés à crédit. Une sécurité contre les mauvais payeurs. L’homme a avoué aux forces de l’ordre qu’il était un ancien employé et qu’il voulait se venger de son patron. Le pirate avait accès à un fichier de 1.100 clients et risque désormais une amende de 3.000 euros.Le 22 mars 2010 à 13:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

International Clean Up Drive A Success

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:dema, filipino comminity tci, International cleanup drive, tcips Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ECO CLEAN UP brought in bags of garbage from the sea and surrounding Bight community in Provo.TCIPS school and the Filipino Community in TCI among the groups joining the coastal clean up initiative led by the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA).center_img Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Embassy of Philippines wants stronger bond with TCI Governmentlast_img read more

Earthmiles app to launch to employers

first_imgHealthy lifestyle reward app Earthmiles will be launching to UK employers from April 2018.The new app, Earthmiles@Work, will enable employees to earn points for completing exercise either at work or outside the workplace by gathering data from health apps and wearables that employees currently use. The collected points can then be redeemed against healthy rewards, such as sportswear or nutrition products, helping to encourage healthy lifestyles and behaviours.Earthmiles@Work has been designed to improve employee wellbeing, increase employee engagement and build loyalty between the employees and the organisation. It can also help employers tackle any issues around absenteeism, presenteeism and workplace stress by presenting aggregated insight data via an analytics dashboard.The new app will be rolled out in the UK from next April, with global organisations able to access Earthmiles@Work from 2019.Earthmiles are currently searching for UK organisations to conduct live trials of the Earthmiles@Work app ahead of the April launch date.Megha Prakash (pictured), co-founder and chief executive officer at Earthmiles, said: “Building on the success and popularity of our consumer app, we have been looking at new markets where the Earthmiles concept can make a dramatic difference to people’s levels of wellbeing. Today, we are spending more and more time at our desks working, and so it was a natural evolution for us to enter the workplace.“At the same time we also recognise that employers have some real challenges in ensuring the continued wellbeing of their staff across physical health, mental health and financial health. This becomes more and more difficult for HR teams as employees become increasingly remote from offices or as businesses begin to embrace the gig economy.”Tobin Murphy-Coles, co-founder and chief commercial officer at Earthmiles, added: “I passionately believe that the workplace needs a product like this, both to mitigate the rising costs for businesses linked to the issues of poor wellbeing, such as absenteeism, but also for employees to be rewarded for being active with both body and mind. There have been other propositions that engage people who are fit and athletic in our workforces’, however Earthmiles is about encouraging the majority of us who just want to be active, eat well, sleep well and manage our stress.”last_img read more

first_imgThe substantial slab of plastic you’re looking at above is the Bonobo Extreme laptop from Linux boutique System76, and it’s one heck of a portable gaming system. Packed inside its shell is some pretty impressive hardware: a third-generation Intel Core i7, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 3TB of total hard drive space, a 17.3″ 1080p display, and either an nVidia Geforce GTX 670MX or 680M GPU to deliver the visuals. So why build a system like this for Linux? It’s about more than just GPU-assisted computing, of course.Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’re probably keenly aware that Valve has finally ported the Steam client to Linux. And plenty of games, too, because delivering the platform without any content to go along with it wouldn’t really make much sense. Hits like Left 4 Dead 2, Portal, and Serious Sam 3 are ready to go, as are a few titles that were already big hits with Linux gamers — like World of Goo and Trine 2.With Linux building up some serious steam (pun intended) as a gaming platform, there’s no time like the present for shops like System76 to start offering up hardware to compete with the likes of Dell’s XPS range. ZaReason doesn’t yet offer anything quite as monstrous as the Bonobo Extreme, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a similar model arrive in the near future.The Bonobo Extreme’s color-changing, backlit keyboardThe big question will be whether or not many gamers will be interested in shelling out top dollar for a Linux system. The Bonobo Extreme starts at $1599, though there’s a $100 holiday discount right now. System76 will definitely sell a few of these, though. It fills a very small niche, and those on the hunt for the perfect portable Linux gaming system might find that the Bonobo is just what the doctor ordered.More at OMG! Ubuntu and System76last_img read more

UPDATED VIDEO A 15 yearold high school girls basketball player threw down

first_img Advertisement The dunk has evolved significantly in women’s basketball over the past 20 years or so. In Colorado, Regis Jesuit, 6’1” sophomore Fran Belibi is showing that the upcoming generation of female ballers aren’t just going to sneak in weak-sauce dunks, they are going to punch it.In a playoff game last night, Belibi shot the passing lane to intercept the opponents’ pass and busted out on a one woman fast break.She finished by gliding in from the wing for a definitive one-handed throw down. Her school tweeted that it was the first postseason dunk in the history of Colorado girls high school basketball.She’s 15! For my money, this clip is more interesting than last week’s dunk contest. No drones either.**Regis Jesuit just tweeted us a better quality version of the dunk. Much appreciated. As many people as possible should get a clear view of this highlight.Here’s a better version of the video with now crack @TheHerdNow!— RJHS Girls BBall (@RJHSGDBball) February 25, 2017Back in January, Belibi became the first girl in Colorado history to throw down in a game with this flush:15-year-old Fran Belibi delivers first dunk in Colorado high school girls basketball history. #RJHSGirlsBBall #FranBelibi #Colorado #SCtop10— C.Rookie ? (@CoachRookie) January 8, 2017last_img read more

first_imgApril 5, 2016 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free If you’re the kind of consumer who checks nutrition labels and window stickers before you buy a can of soup or your next set of wheels, the FCC recognizes your decision-making prowess and has designed new “broadband labels” that will help you shop for better home Internet service.Announced today, the labels aim to clarify how reliable a given ISP’s service is and its true monthly cost after fees and other add-on charges are included. ISPs that choose to follow the FCC’s new format will have to clearly list the following:Price: This includes confusing charges like overage, equipment, early termination, and administrative fees.Data Allowances: The carrier-defined plan limit after which subscribers will face additional charges or slowed data speeds.Performance: Broadband speed and other performance metrics.”These labels provide consumers clarity about the broadband service they are purchasing, not only helping them to make more informed choices but also preventing surprises when the first bill arrives,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement. “Customers deserve to know the price they will actually pay for a service and to be fully aware of other components such as data limits and performance factors before they sign up for service.”Unlike nutrition facts or car window stickers, the new label format is optional. The FCC says it is designed as a guideline to help ISPs meet its new Open Internet transparency rules.The FCC says it receives more than 2,000 complaints every year about suprised fees on consumers’ Internet service bills. Actual prices for broadband service can be 40 percent higher than what is advertised, according to advocacy groups who supported the new labels. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Tourism officials approve first licenses for use of country brand Essential Costa

first_imgThe Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) on Thursday confirmed approval of the first applications for the use by tourism businesses of the country’s brand, “Essential Costa Rica,” in advertising, corporate communications and promotional events.The first group of 17 companies includes hotels, car rental agencies, travel agencies and tours operators who now are authorized to use the brand’s graphic elements to promote businesses, both in Costa Rica and abroad.“We are confident that a well-positioned and managed country brand will help promote economic and social growth of the tourism industry,” ICT’s Marketing Director Alejandro Castro said.The companies obtained the licenses by complying with requirements in a process that began on April 21, following approval of regulations for the brand use. The country brand concept was presented by tourism officials last September.A license authorizes use of the country brand on websites, email signatures, printed stationary, offices, vehicles and mass advertising in printed media, radio and TV.Business owners interested in applying for a license can download an application form and licensing regulations at the ICT’s website. Documents are available in Spanish only, but bilingual staff is available at the ICT.For more information, contact ICT’s Marketing Department at: (506)2299-5800 ext. 5746 or 5771 or by email: Facebook Comments Related posts:Tourism sector extends ad buy during World Cup quarterfinals Costa Rica to cash in on 2014 World Cup with TV, print publicity around the world Upbeat outlook for Costa Rica tourism, as visitors, revenue up in 2014 Costa Rican sloths promote tourism at Los Angeles buildinglast_img read more

WATCH Noe Mar McGonagle rides near perfect wave to advance at surf

first_imgCosta Rican surfer Noe Mar McGonagle impressed judges Wednesday with a pair of stellar rides, including a near-perfect backhand run at the Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais surf comp in Portugal. After scoring a 7.17 on an initial ride, McGonagle came back to land a 9.27 (out of 10) that catapulted him to a Heat 17 win and a spot in the second round of competition,which will resume Thursday. Related posts:Costa Rica surf squad will bring out its brightest stars for World Surfing Games World Surfing Games in Jacó: 5 things to know about attending New generation of Costa Rican surfers puts sport in the spotlight Costa Rica’s Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event McGonagle has dropped in the rankings in recent months and now sits at 33rd in the World Surf League’s Qualifying Series standings after having collected $19,200 in winnings. The 19-year-old rider from Pavones will have his hands full in the next round, as he goes up against three highly-qualified surfers, including Brazilian Caio Ibelli, who currently ranks as the fifth best surfer in the qualifying series.Fellow Tico surfer Carlos “Cali” Muñoz was bounced from the first round of the tournament just a week after making it deep into the SATA Azores Pro competition at the Azores islands in Portugal. That previous performance shot Muñoz all the way up to 16th in the qualifying series rankings. In order to advance into the World Surf League’s Championship Tour, qualifiers need to rank in the top 10 by season’s end.If Muñoz climbs into one of those top spots by the 2015 season’s last day on Dec. 6, he would be the first surfer from Spanish-speaking Latin America to be included in the championship tour. The tour features the sport’s biggest stars, including Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

SOTC eyes spiritual tourism

first_imgSOTC Travel Limited, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook India Limited, has launched Darshan, an online platform of ePuja, which facilitates pre-booked Darshan, special pooja, and assisted temples to visit in addition to logistics.SOTC offers tour packages to 50 temples across 60 destinations in India at prices ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 per person. SOTC has tied up with online platform ePuja, which facilitates online poojas in temple across the country. The tours are designed based on specific needs of the travellers and the destination is selected based on the company’s ability to serve seamlessly.“Spiritual tours segment in India is the largest,” said SD Nandakumar, Business Head, B2B. “But there is not much focus on the segment,” he added.Vishal Suri, Managing Director, SOTC Travel said, “Spiritual Tourism is the single largest category in domestic tourism which is an untapped, fragmented industry – opportunity.”The current packages cater only temples, SOTC will include mosques and churches in future.last_img read more