J&K head constable’s son clears UPSC exam in first try

first_imgA constable’s son from volatile south Kashmir and aspirants from far-off places like the Pir Panchal Valley were among 14 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir who cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination on Wednesday.Suhail Qasim, 26, son of head constable Mohammad Qasim Mir, secured the 125th position. Mr. Qasim, a resident of Anantnag’s Bijbehara area, comes from a volatile district. “It was my first attempt. I am proud that I qualified,” said Mr. Qasim. Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid congratulated the family.Among the top 10Son of a bureaucrat, Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, a resident of Handwara in north Kashmir, got the 10th rank. “I am so happy. I remember that I passed the prelims the day my daughter Maryam was born on September 19 in 2016,” said Mr. Bhat.Last year 12 candidates from the State cracked the exam.Remote locationsTwo candidates hail from far-off areas of the Pir Panchal Valley in Jammu region.One is Zaffar Iqbal, a resident of Jarran Wali Gali, Mendhar, Poonch, who secured the 39th rank. The other is Inayat Ali, a resident of Sabjian in Darhal, Rajouri, who took the 886th rank.A Srinagar girl, Bisma Qazi, described her feat as a “moment of pride.” “Finally, I have made my family happy,” said Ms. Qazi, a resident of Srinagar’s Rambagh area.Potential of youthCongratulating the candidates, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said their success “has vindicated my belief in the capabilities and potential of the youth.”“These young boys and girls achieved this, despite humble backgrounds and without any special support. Most candidates had similar backgrounds and one thing in common, a desire to do something extraordinary through hard work.”The other candidates selected were Bilal Mohiuddin from Kupwara, Zafar Iqbal from Poonch, Inayat from Darhal, Syed Fakhruddin, Inab Khaliq, Sahil Dhingra, Saqib Yousuf, Faisal Javed, Amir Bashir and Aditya Bhardwaj.last_img read more

Mutual fund AUMs to cross Rs 20-trn mark by 2018: Report

first_imgMumbai, Sep 11 (PTI) Total assets under management (AUMs) of Mutual Fund industry are expected to cross Rs 20 trillion mark by 2018 from the existing Rs 12 trillion, according to a report. Faster growth is backed by factors like sound macro-economic environment and favourable demographics, according to a joint report by EY and Cafemutual. While the domestic MF industry has outpaced global mutual funds in terms of AUM growth, there lies a significant opportunity to channelise household savings, which are only at Rs 11.7 trillion, into capital markets, it said. Since 2008, mutual funds AUMs have grown at a CAGR of 16.84 per cent, outpacing the global average of around 8.80 per cent by double the rate. Basing its optimism on the favourable demographics, the report said a growing young population is expected to increase the number of MF investors. “There is a lot of positive feeling about the domestic mutual fund industry and we are on the right trajectory from a long term perspective,” EY partner Murali Balaraman told PTI. However, he cautioned that despite a high savings rate of 30.6 per cent of GDP, the percentage of mutual funds is a mere 7, which is very low. Citing the reasons for this, the report said there is a preference for less risky investment products which was coupled with lack of financial literacy among households and limited development of various distribution channels. “Going by the low share of households investing in MFs, the industry is still waiting for its takeoff,” Cafemutual founder Prem Khatri said. PTI KD BEN SDL MKJadvertisementlast_img read more

Atletico de Kolkata to start football academy

first_imgDefending Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) are planning to start a football academy, the franchise’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Subrata Talukdar said on Wednesday.”We are presently planning to have a football academy, so we would want the corporate houses to come forward and support us,” Talukdar told reporters here.The team will be arriving in the city on Thursday after pre-season training in Spain, but they face a situation where they would not be able to practice at their home ground, Salt Lake Stadium, as it is still being prepared.”The Salt Lake Stadium ground is still not ready and we don’t want to damage it before the season starts. So we are considering practicing at the Barasat Stadium, but then the surface there, is of astro turf. We have to wait and see what the coach tells us. We have also had a word with Mohun Bagan, if need be we can practice there,” the CEO said.Also read: Delhi Dynamos to play against Danish side Vikings”We also have the Salt Lake municipal ground on our minds but then it is an open ground and there can be problems relating to security. But hopefully we will be able to practice two-three days on the surface at Salt Lake stadium to get accustomed before the start of the league.”On Thursday, SRMB-steel manufacturers and construction company extended their sponsorship deal with the club and will have their logo on the ATK jersey this time around.advertisementSpeaking on it, SRMB director Ashish Beriwala said: “We are proud to have been with ATK for the second year running. Hopefully we will retain the title.”Asked about the team, Atletico co-owner Utsav Parekh said: “Our coach has said we have a better team this time, we have created an outfit that can go through to the final.””In the coming years, the ISL will be able to compete with cricket and the IPL (Indian Premier League),” Parekh added, referring to the craze the league has generated in the country.Talukdar added that the city has been able to send 10 boys to the Reliance Academy from the 24 that were selected last year.last_img read more

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first_imgWhen asked whether he will join politics, Aamir said he can contribute socially towards nation building as an actor.”There are many film stars who have entered politics, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Babbar, even Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) was there. I feel every man has a passion towards work. Some people have a political bent. So people who are passionate about politics should enter it. People who are not passionate but want to enter into politics because theyre famous, (that) is wrong.”I can contribute something socially so I dont need to enter into politics. As a celebrity I can contribute socially towards nation building.”Aamir, who cut the birth day cake in the presence of mediapersons, said, “My biggest wish is not the success of Dangal, but to buy my mom her childhood home in Varanasi. I want her to experience her childhood home and want her to revisit the place.”The superstar said he was thinking about buying the house in Varanasi since a long time.”I was thinking about buying the house and thought if I could request those people living there… It would make me very happy, if I could have a home in Banaras,” he said.Calling Varanasi “extremely beautiful and historic”, Aamir said he cant wait to have a house there.”Ive been to Assi ghat. Varanasi is beautiful and a historic place. So, If I get a home there, my moms home there, that will give me the biggest happiness. Lets hope it happens,” he said.advertisementSporting a white T-shirt and a moustache, Aamir flew down this morning from the US. His wife Kiran Rao and son wished him first on his special day.”I havent slept yet. I was in a 32-hour flight. I was with Azaad (son) and Kiran (wife) in the morning when I came home. Azaad made this T-Shirt for me and Kiran got it printed. Thats his gift for me. Kiran and Azaad, they both wished me first,” the “3 Idiots” actor said.Aamir said he will spend his birthday with family members today.Revealing that he quit smoking this year on January 1, the actor said his birthday resolution is to try new things.He is currently shooting for his sports biopic “Dangal”, which is set for this Christmas release on December 23. PTI JUR PSH DK GK NM BKlast_img read more

Govt removes one from Drona nominees, keeps Arjuna list intact

first_img(Eds: updating with more inputs) By Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) The Sports Ministry has dropped para-sports coach Satyanarayana from the list of this years Dronacharya awardees due to a criminal defamation case pending against him, but made no changes to the names recommended for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards. The decision means that tennis player Rohan Bopanna and weightlifter Sanjita Chanu will miss out on the Arjuna awards despite the late push given to their names. “Yes, we have removed the name of Satyanarayana since he has a case pending against him,” a Sports Ministry official told PTI, referring to a defamation case against the coach. “He has to clear his name first and only then he can be considered,” said a Ministry official. Satyanarayana has coached paralympic high-jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won a gold in the Rio Paralympics. Mariyappan is one among the 17 recommended for the Arjuna award this year. Satyanarayana, on his part has had written to the ministry on August 13, saying that a few “jealous” people had launched a campaign against him and he should be given a chance to clear his name. Mariyappan had also written to the ministry, recommending Satyanarayana for the award. But Clean Sports Indias Ashwini Nachappa wrote on August 6, objecting to his name. “We have kept all other names,” added the official. The mails were sent out to the award winners last night after Sports Minister Vijay Goel cleared the file. The selection panel, appointed by the ministry had recommended 17 names, including two para-athletes, for the Arjuna awards. It had nominated hockey player Sardar Singh and Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia for Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in the country. The ministry chose to stick to the recommendations made by the panel, headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar. Goel had the discretion to add names to the list but he chose to approve the recommendations of the panel. There was a request from his BJP colleague and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to add the name of Deepa Malik for Khel Ratna. There was a debate if Rohan Bopanna, whose nomination by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) reached the ministry late, should be added to the list considering that his achievements were comparatively bigger than Saketh Myneni who was recommended for this years Arjuna Award. The tennis fraternity is glad that Myneni, who won a gold and silver at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, has got the honour but strongly felt that Bopanna should have been there ahead of any other tennis player. Bopanna had become the countrys only fourth tennis player to win a Grand Slam when he clinched the French Open mixed doubles title with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski. He had finished fourth at the 2016 Olympics and there were some in the ministry who felt that if Dipa Karmakar could be given Khel Ratna for a fourth place finish in the Rio Games, Bopanna could also have been considered for the honour. A few others, though, felt that a mixed doubles title could not be compared with Karmakars solo show in gymnastics. Also cited was the impact that the 24-year-old Karmakars performance had on the profile of the sport. Not playing the Incheon Asian Games also seems to have cost Bopanna dear since his decision to play in an ATP World Tour event was not taken well in the ministry. AITA did not send his nomination, assuming that he does not fit the criteria since he has not won medals at any multi-sporting event while representing the country, robbing him of a chance to get the award. Bopanna, however, had the option of sending his application to the ministry. Its only after he won the French Open that he sent his application and even had a meeting with the Sports Minister. Goel had never promised Bopanna the award but it was widely perceived that his meeting with the minister could have tilted the scales in his favour. A Grand Slam title is considered equal to a gold in World Championships and it should make him eligible next year. The Indian Weightlifting Federation had also requested for the addition of Chanus name in the Arjuna list, saying that she meets the criteria and has 45 points, courtesy gold medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Championships, besides a bronze at the Asian Championships. However, a member of the selection committee told PTI, “Points was not the sole criteria. If points were the only criteria, then neither S S P Chawrasia nor Cheteshwar Pujara nor Harmanpreet Kaur would have got it. “The achievements were looked at in a holistic perspective. Sanjita has not done anything after the CWG. She did not make even the World Championships.” PTI AT PDS PM PMadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Nebraska Football Announces Major Transfer Addition

first_imgNebraska's players take the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football wasn’t done adding to its roster following early signing day. Today, the Huskers officially confirmed the addition of defensive lineman Darrion Daniels.Daniels is a graduate transfer from Oklahoma State. He is also the older brother of Nebraska defensive lineman Damion Daniels.News that the elder Daniels was transferring to Nebraska broke earlier this month. The Huskers announced his arrival earlier today.His name: Darrion Daniels (@DarrionGolden79)His position: Defensive LineStatus: HUSKER?: https://t.co/e1r5nEuSLo …#B19RedRevival ?? pic.twitter.com/TFgPDPfDzs— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) December 21, 2018In 64 career games for Oklahoma State, Darrion Daniels has recorded 64 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks.Injuries have limited him the last two years, but he should be able to be a contributor for the Huskers in 2019.His brother is certainly excited to be teaming up with him.?? https://t.co/FhQioUedrE— Damion Daniels ? (@Dboogie_93) December 21, 2018Nebraska finished the 2018 season with a 4-8 record under first-year head coach Scott Frost.However, the Huskers finished with four wins in its last six games to establish some momentum heading into the offseason. They could be a preseason top 25 team come August.last_img read more

UN independent expert calls for death penalties to cease in Iraq

According to a statement, Leandro Despouy urged “the Iraqi Government to stop carrying out death sentences imposed following trials conducted in violation of international human rights standards and principles.” Reiterating several recent statements, Mr. Despouy said that the right to be tried by an independent and impartial tribunal as well as the right to an adequate defense had been denied in trials conducted by the Iraqi High Tribunal. Such rights, he noted, are stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. “The violence, threats and intimidation to which judges and lawyers are subjected in the country, illustrated amongst others by the very high number of assassinations of defence lawyers in the country, greatly contribute to impinge on their independence,” the Special Rapporteur added. He appealed to the Government to not carry out the death sentence against Mahmoud Sa’eed, who has confessed to having participated in the deadly August 2003 attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad, which killed the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 others. Mr. Despouy pointed out that in addition to the illegality of the death penalty in cases where strict due process standards have not been followed, the punishment also impedes the right to the truth of victims and their families, especially those impacted by the regime of Saddam Hussein. In the case of Mr. Sa’eed, his execution would “also deprive the families of the victims of the attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad of the only information they could have on those tragic events,” he said. Mr. Despouy acts in an independent personal capacity and reports to the UN Human Rights Council, established last year to replace the much-criticized Commission on Human Rights. 19 June 2007Citing Iraq’s “procedurally flawed legal processes,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers today called on the country to halt the application of the death penalty. read more

TSX slips Wall Street flat as Syria fears weigh on markets

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was lower with traders cautious amid worries that the U.S. will end up leading a military strike against Syria, which it accuses of using poison gas against its civilian population.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 30.55 points to 12,709.95, led by mining and energy stocks as prices for oil and metals fell back.The Canadian dollar rose 0.23 of a cent to 95.2 cents US ahead of the Bank of Canada’s scheduled interest rate announcement later in the morning (at 10 a.m. EDT).U.S. indexes were generally lacklustre after Barack Obama got a critical boost on Tuesday when a top Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, said he backed the U.S. president’s call for a military strike.The Dow Jones industrials were off 5.58 points to 14,828.38, the Nasdaq gained 4.23 points to 3,616.85 while the S&P 500 index added 1.13 points to 1,640.9.The U.S. says it has proof that the regime of President Bashar Assad was behind attacks that Washington claims killed at least 1,429 people.Obama said Tuesday that he’s confident Congress will authorize a military strike. Congress could vote as early as next week, after it returns from summer break.In economic news, Statistics Canada reported that the deficit widened from $460 million in June to $931 million in July. Economists had expected the deficit would widen to $400 million.The agency said that Canada’s merchandise imports grew 0.6% in July while exports declined 0.6%.In the U.S., the U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in July from a four-year low in June, as companies exported fewer goods and imported a record number of foreign-made autos. The trade gap rose 13% to $39.1 billion.A larger trade gap could drag on economic growth in the current July-September quarter.The other major economic data from the U.S. is the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest reading on the American economy. The so-called Beige Book surveys regional economic indicators and comes out at 2 p.m. EDT.Traders also hope it will provide clues as to whether the Fed will start winding down its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases later this month.Commodity prices headed lower and the gold sector was the biggest percentage loser, down 1.4% while the December bullion contract lost $18.20 to US$1,393.80 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. was 45 cents lower to $30.97.The metals and mining sector lost 1.3% as December copper fell seven cents to US$3.23, giving back Tuesday’s gain that followed strong manufacturing data from China and the U.S. First Quantum Minerals declined 25 cents to $17.60.October crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange ran down $1.10 to US$107.44 and the energy sector shed 0.33%.The telecom sector gave back some of the 4% surge registered Tuesday after U.S. telecom giant Verizon agreed to buy out the remaining stake in its mobile phone business from Vodafone in a massive US$130 billion deal. At the same time, Verizon made it clear it wasn’t interested in entering the Canadian wireless market.On the corporate front, Fiera Capital Corp. has announced two deals worth a combined US$156.3 million under which it is acquiring a prominent U.S. wealth management firm and a global asset manager. Fiera says the deals for Los Angeles-based Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC and an affiliate as well as New York-based Wilkinson O’Grady & Co. Inc. are part of its strategy of expanding into U.S. markets. Fiera shares eased 14 cents to $11.15.European bourses were negative as London’s FTSE 100 index declined 0.43%, Frankfurt’s DAX was down 0.65% and the Paris CAC 40 dropped 0.85%.Earlier in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% but benchmarks elsewhere in Asia fell. South Korea’s Kospi declined less than 0.1%, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.7% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.3%.© Thomson Reuters 2013 read more

Wall Street slips as a 7day rally in the Standard Poors 500

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The stock market is closing slightly lower as the longest rally since July peters out.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 15,300 Thursday. It had gained more than 400 points over the previous three days.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell five points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,683, ending a seven-day winning streak.The Nasdaq composite fell nine points, or 0.2 per cent, to 3,715.The Dow did better than other indices because of Walt Disney, which jumped after the company said it plans to buy back up to $8 billion of its own stock starting next year. Disney rose $1.55, or 2 per cent, to $65.49.Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was average. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2013 4:18 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wall Street slips as a 7-day rally in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index peters out read more

Apple has more cash in the bank than the US Treasury has

first_imgIf you’ve watched the news at any point over the past couple of weeks you can’t fail to have heard about the U.S. debt ceiling. If no compromise and agreement is reached by the U.S. government, that debt ceiling will be hit at some point next Tuesday.What has been pointed out yesterday afternoon is the unlikely comparison of the severity of the cash shortage compared to the success of U.S. company Apple. Apple now has more cash in the bank than the U.S. Treasury has left to spend. The totals sit at $73.768 billion for the Treasury and $75.876 billion for Apple.Apple is certainly in the better position as their total is actually money in the bank. The U.S. Treasury on the other hand has that amount of debt left to use–it’s a negative number.While the comparison is certainly an attention grabber, it does highlight that even in tumultuous economic times there are companies that can weather the storm and be successful. The U.S. government is going to be dealing with the economic crisis for many years to come, where as Apple is laser-focused on refining its products and getting everyone deciding to spend what little free cash they have on Apple gadgets and feeling good about it in the process.The good news for Apple looks set to continue. Their share price has gone past $400 and the future looks very positive, especially if the iPhone 5 does appear this year. Apple may even become the largest company on the planet one day. It currently sits in second place with a market capitalization of $363.35 billion, while Exxon Mobil is still top with around $417.166 billion.Read more at the Financial Postlast_img read more

Airline surcharges soar

first_imgFlying to Greece could be more expensive this summer as Emirates has bowed to pressure to raise airline surcharges and fares after jet fuel broke through $128 a barrel for the first time in three years, due to constraints on crude oil supplies. Due to the current volatility of oil prices, Emirates has introduced a fuel surcharge to reflect the substantial recent increases in fuel costs, Emirates Vice President Australasia Barry Brown told Neos Kosmos. “Emirates has already incurred substantial costs by absorbing the recent price rises, but the surcharge gives us the ability to respond faster to market conditions, rather than a lengthier process of incorporating them into fares,” Mr Brown said. “The changes will also give us the ability to decrease prices quickly, where appropriate.” Mr Barry said the company will review the level of the surcharge on an on-going basis, while remaining committed to providing customers with excellent service and a strong value-for-money proposition. Political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa has been one factor leading to constraints on crude oil supplies, while jet fuel supplies in Asia have also been constrained by a sharp drop in refinery production in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami last month. “Airlines are subject to the volatility of fuel prices in the same manner as motorists at petrol stations,” Mr Brown said. However with the Australian dollar surpassing $1.09 against the US dollar, Australian travellers have been provided with increased spending capabilities when it comes to travel, including accommodation, car rental and general expenses, he added. While the cost of airfares has increased this year in line with rising fuel costs, this has been offset by other factors in the market, such as the strong Australian dollar, making it an attractive time for Australians to travel, Mr Barry said. Virgin Blue, Qantas and Air New Zealand have also raised fares and fuel surcharges. Starting May 10, passengers on V Australia flights to Los Angeles will pay a $240 fuel surcharge one way, up from $165. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Daniel Bryan returns to the ring at the 2015 Royal Rumble

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Daniel Bryan announced Monday night on RAW that he would be returning to the ring for WWE to take part in the 2015 Royal Rumble match on 1/25/15 in Philadelphia. Bryan joins Roman Reigns as the only two confirmed names for the 30 man over-the-top rope match.You can view his segment from the 12/29 RAW below courtesy of WWE.Mike Tedesco’s recap: WWE RAW Results – 12/29/14 (Cena brings Authority back) Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes awaylast_img read more

Jury awards recordsetting 1105M in baby powder lawsuit

first_imgST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused cancer.The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Lois Slemp, of Wise, Virginia, comes after three previous St. Louis juries awarded a total of $197 million to plaintiffs who made similar claims. Those cases, including the previous highest award of $72 million, are all under appeal. About 2,000 state and federal lawsuits are in courts across the country over concerns about health problems caused by prolonged talcum powder use.Slemp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, blames her illness on her use of the company’s talcum-containing products for more than 40 years. Her cancer has spread to her liver. Although she was too ill to attend the trial, an audiotape of her deposition testimony was played. In it she said: “I trusted Johnson & Johnson. Big mistake.”Jim Onder, one of her attorneys, said Friday that Slemp was “thrilled” when the verdict was shared with her in a phone call and that she hoped it would “send a message.” He said she is too sick to talk to reporters.Johnson & Johnson, based in Brunswick, New Jersey, said in a statement that it would appeal and disputed the scientific evidence behind the plaintiffs’ allegations. The company also noted that a St. Louis jury found in its favor in March and that two cases in New Jersey were thrown out by a judge who said there wasn’t reliable evidence that talc leads to ovarian cancer.last_img read more

Fellaini ready for interesting game against England

first_imgBelgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini is looking forward to an “interesting” match against England with the victor set to finish top of Group GThe two nations are currently tied in first place in Group G with England having been placed above Belgium due to a better disciplinary record at the World Cup.The clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Thursday will decide who will be facing the winner and the runner-up of Group H – which consists of Japan, Senegal and Colombia.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Every game is important. We have to show our quality, we have to show other teams how hard it is to beat Belgium,” said Fellaini, according to Sky Sports.“Everybody is ready and it will be a good game, a good test for us. England are a good team, they have good players. I know a lot of the players and it will be interesting for us too.”Romelu Lukaku remains a doubt after missing training today for the Red Devils.last_img read more

Silicon Valley to power off HBO after short final season 6

first_img See it 50 Photos Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Boost Mobile 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. HBO,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. TV and Movies Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Silicon Valley has been tracking the adventures of a technology startup since it debuted in 2014. Star T.J. Miller, who played entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, left after the fourth season, but Thomas Middleditch remained to lead Pied Piper through its expansion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates is a notable fan of the show.Deadline reports season 6 is currently in pre-production, with an expected return to HBO later this year.  See It Silicon Valley slams Facebook with Russian logo in credits HBO renews Silicon Valley for a sixth season Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Comments Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $520 at HP The Cheapskate $999 Rylo Comments Angela Lang/CNET $999 See at Turo Best Buy $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags Silicon Valley HBO HBO is done paying for the Pied Piper. Silicon Valley is coming back for one last hurrah with a short season 6. It will be the show’s last.The official HBO PR Twitter account retweeted a Deadline story on the finality of the show’s delayed sixth season on Friday. Showrunners Alec Berg and Mike Judge issued a statement saying Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight, but that the final seven-episode season will be a “fitting conclusion.” $59 at eBay $6 at Tidal Chris Monroe/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Silicon Valley endures Read Google Home Hub review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Read the Rylo camera preview Read the AirPods review $999 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Share your voice See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy Sprint 2 See at Amazon Turo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 7 $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $210 at Best Buy Amazonlast_img read more

State corporation announces tentative deal with BP to buy gas for Alaska

first_imgUpdate: 4:30 p.m.Alaska is one step closer to getting a gas supply for its massive natural gas pipeline project.Listen nowThe Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced on May 7 that it settled on the terms of a gas sales agreement with BP Alaska.The final agreement hasn’t been signed yet. But corporation President Keith Meyer said the key terms — that is, the volume of the gas and how much it will cost — have been figured out.BP owns more than a quarter share of Prudhoe Bay and about one-third of the nearby Pt. Thomson field.Meyer said the company has committed to selling all of the gas it can produce from those fields, but that won’t fill the pipeline.The state corporation will need gas supply agreements with all of the North Slope producers for the project to run at full capacity.What this agreement could do is help the project get financing this year. Meyer said he sees the gas supply agreements as a key piece in that process.“So now that we’ve got the the supply pieces falling into place now that lets us get a lot more clarity on the financing piece which is also underway. But that’ll take really through the balance of this year,” Meyer said.This agreement is one of many the state corporation is negotiating right now. It is on a tight timeline to get them done in time to meet peak gas demand in 2025.The state corporation must get final agreements to buy gas from producers, line up buyers and secure the federal and state permits to build the $45 billion project.ORIGINAL STORY:Alaska is one step closer to getting a gas supply for its massive natural gas pipeline project.The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced on May 7 that it had agreed on the terms of a gas sales agreement with BP Alaska. According to a media release from the state corporation, the two have not finalized that long-term gas sales agreement, but they expect to do it this year.BP owns more than a quarter share of Prudhoe Bay and about one-third of the nearby Pt. Thomson field. But, it is not clear how much gas BP has committed to selling to the state-led project.This agreement is one of many the state corporation is negotiating right now. It is on a tight timeline to get them done in time to meet peak gas demand in 2025.The state corporation must get final agreements to buy gas from producers, line up buyers and secure the federal and state permits to build the $45 billion project.last_img read more

RBI calls for preventive action in banks against cyber threats

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India has instructed all banks to formulate a comprehensive cyber security policy approved by their boards to tackle cyber threats, depending on the complexity of business and subsequent risk assessment.The directive lays out that cyber policies in banks must focus on mitigating and preventing specific cyber threats as distinct from overall IT security measures already in place. Banks are under increasing pressure to safeguard infrastructure and sensitive information against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, phishing and zero-day vulnerabilities, among others.The new initiative underscores the need to maintain a Supervisory Reporting Framework to report cyber threats to the RBI in the following format. In the event of gaps in preparedness, banks are expected to report the same to the Cyber Security and Information Technology Examination (CSITE) Cell of the RBI.Banks are expected to communicate their compliance with this requirement to the CSITE cell before Sep. 30, 2016, and are also required to spell out risk cost and decisions based on “potential cost trade-offs” to the central bank in order to facilitate a subsequent supervisory assessment.The RBI’s notice mandates banks to categorise risks into low, moderate, high and very high, based on internal and external risk assessments, which in turn depend on factors such as bank size, business complexity, prevalent technology, nature of digital products and stakeholders involved in banking activities.The report calls for periodical assessment of vulnerabilities, a functional Security Operations Centre (SOC) “to monitor and manage cyber risks in real time,” protection of network as well as databases that often store important information, a separate Cyber Crisis Management Plan, cyber resilience framework to assess risk levels and preparedness.The banking regulator also emphasised that banks have to continuously review their cyber policy to take preventive action against new security threats.”Wherein it was indicated that the measures suggested for implementation cannot be static and banks need to pro-actively create/fine-tune/modify their policies, procedures and technologies based on new developments and emerging concerns” the report states.last_img read more

Shah Rukh not interested is it the end of the Don franchise

first_imgShah Rukh Khan in the Don series.Social media went berserk ever since the news of Shah Rukh Khan opting out of Don 3 made its way to the platforms. Other established names like – Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal started floating around as the probable heroes if Shah Rukh finally decides to opt out. However, let us burst your bubble. It seems that the Don franchise has come to an end as there might not be any more movies in the series.Yes, you read that right. As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, Shah Rukh Khan is not interested in being a part of the franchise anymore and hence Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar might not make Don 3 after all. The report further states Farhan Akhtar doesn’t have a script doesn’t have a plot and the news of other actors taking over the series is absolutely baseless.Farhan Akhtar is currently busy with the shooting of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan, where he would be seen playing a boxer. Apart from that, he has just finished the shooting of The Sky is Pink with Priyanka Chopra. Moreover, it has almost been a decade since Farhan last directed a film and since he is busy with his own acting and movies, the idea and plot for Don 3 has not even crossed his mind.Handsome hunk Farhan Akhtar and his gorgeous girlfriend Shibani Dandekar have been painting the town red with their public display of affection. While their Instagram is filled with lovey-dovey photos, the couple can’t seem to stop talking about each other even in interviews. Farhan, who was earlier married to Adhuna Bhabani and has two children, wasn’t earlier very open about sharing his personal life on social platforms. Hence, his family is finding it hard to adjust to his recent behaviour.last_img read more

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