Report Gail India Drops Tender for LNG Vessels

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first_imgzoom India’s gas utility Gail India Ltd has decided to scrap its tender to hire nine newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels which were supposed to carry LNG cargoes from US, according to The Financial Express.Following the move, made due to a lack of qualified bidders, the company will reportedly look to charter LNG vessels under three- to four-year charter deals.Three ships out of the nine planned under the tender were set to be built in India to boost Indian shipbuilding capabilities.Also interested in Gail’s USD 7 million tender for nine LNG carriers were the South Korean shipbuilding majors, while the tender reportedly sparked the interest of Japanese owners as well.The LNG carriers ordered overseas were scheduled to be completed by May 2019, whereas the batch to be built by domestic shipyards was set to be delivered between July 2022 and June 2023.World Maritime News contacted Gail India for more details on the decision to cancel the tender, however, the company is yet to reply.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Retired Senator says fudged claims nothing new except its now in the

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThelma Chalifoux was appointed to the Senate in 1997 and retired in 2004.She spent years in the institution that has been in the midst of a full blown scandal involving improper expense and living allowance claims that has since dragged in the Prime Minister’s Office.APTN host Michael Hutchinson recently spoke with the retired Senator from Edmonton.last_img

Nadal seals semifinal spot with gusty win over Struff

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first_imgBarcelona: Rafael Nadal remained on course for a 12th Barcelona Open title after a hard fought 7-5 7-5 win over Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarter-finals. He played Struff for the first time but made a quick start by breaking early and leading 4-1. Struff broke back to level at 4-4 but when serving for the match, Nadal produced two of his best returns of the set to force errors from the German and win the set. The second set stayed on serve until 6-5 when Nadal upped his level again and on match point, he passed Struff with a breathtaking forehand pass. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuMeanwhile, Kei Nishikori on Friday kept alive his hopes of earning a third Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell title, battling past home favourite Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals. The 2014-15 Barcelona champion arrived in Spain on a three-match losing streak, but he has raised his level at the ATP 500 tournament with three straight-sets victories. The World No. 7 won all but six first-serve points (39/45) en route to his one-hour, 53-minute triumph. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”The second set was very tight. I had many chances,” Nishikori said. “I couldn’t convert and he started playing better. He almost had a chance to go to three sets, so it was a very good game, I would say. But the past two games I finished really well and played good tennis again.” Nishikori will face in-form Daniil Medvedev for a spot in Sunday’s championship match. The Japanese star has won two of the pair’s three FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings, including their only match on clay last year in Monte-Carlo. But the Russian was victorious in their biggest battle, in the final of Tokyo last season. “He’s definitely a tough player,” Nishikori said. “He has a good serve, good reach. He gets many balls. He moves well for his height, so I have to play a lot of good tennis if I want to beat him.” It was not an easy quarter-final for the fourth seed, who was made to fight hard by Carballes Baena, the 2018 Quito champion. The Spaniard did well to neutralise Nishikori’s offence as best he could, taking any opening he could find to dictate play. But after saving the first eight break points he faced in the second set, Carballes Baena could not hold off Nishikori, who also made the 2016 final here.last_img read more

Deadly bombings rock Cairo on uprising anniversary eve

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first_imgby Jay DESHMUKH, Samer AL-ATRUSHCAIRO- A car bomb struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, the first of four blasts in Egypt’s capital that killed six people on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.The bombings, all targeting the police, came as street clashes between Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and backers of the military killed eight people, a day before planned rallies to mark the revolt that drove Hosni Mubarak from power. CCTV footage filmed from a nearby building captured the first attack, when a white pick-up truck parked on a main street outside the security directorate exploded in cloud of thick smoke.Two police officers can be seen in the video inspecting the car before walking into the headquarters, moments before the explosion.Police, who had earlier blamed a suicide bomber, confirmed to AFP the authenticity of the CCTV footage aired by Egyptian media outlets.The blast, which badly damaged the facade of the building, left a large crater in the ground and sent a plume of smoke billowing over the city.Interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said “the vehicle tried to get close to the building but was stopped at the gate. Casualties were relatively small given the size of the blast.”Friday is the Muslim day of prayer and rest, and so relatively few people were on the streets.The bombing also damaged the nearby Museum of Islamic Art, bringing down ceilings and damaging exhibits, culture minister Mohamed Ibrahim told AFP.Hours later, a small makeshift bomb exploded near a police vehicle close to a metro station in the neighbourhood of Dokki, killing a police conscript, security officials said.Two other bombs went off hours apart in a neighbourhood close to the Giza pyramids, one killing a person and wounding four conscripts near a cinema.The other struck outside a police station, without causing any casualties, police said.“They don’t want the people to celebrate” the January 25 anniversary, the interior minister, who is also named Mohamed Ibrahim, said of the assailants.The president’s office vowed to “avenge our martyrs”.“Whoever planned, participated, financed, or incited (the attack) will be punished with the worst form of punishment,” it said.Later, at least eight people were killed when Islamist protesters clashed with their civilian opponents and police in several cities, said security officials and state media.Deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi have become a weekly ritual since the former president’s overthrow.The pro-Morsi National Pro-Legitimacy Alliance condemned the bombing of the security headquarters but said it would go ahead with its “peaceful struggle against (the) coup”.The deadliest bombings since Morsi’s overthrow have been claimed by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a Qaeda-inspired group led by Bedouin militants in the Sinai Peninsula.“The first bombing… has Ansar Beit al-Maqdis’s name all over it,” said David Barnett, a researcher on militant groups in Egypt with the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies think-tank.“The latter three might be different actors trying to take advantage of the situation,” said Barnett, referring to the apparently amateurish devices used in the last three attacks.A witness who lives in an apartment about 200 metres (yards) away from the police headquarters said he had been awakened by the explosion.“My building shook,” Yahya Attiya said.Riot police pushed back hundreds of onlookers, some of whom chanted slogans against Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement.The Brotherhood had also denied involvement in previous bombings, but was blacklisted as a terrorist group after 15 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle at a police headquarters north of Cairo in December.Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for that attack, but many blame the Brotherhood.“I can now call the Muslim Brotherhood the terrorist Brotherhood,” said Attiya, as he surveyed the wreckage outside the police headquarters.Scores of soldiers and police have been killed in the Sinai, and militants in the desert region have begun to expand their operations to densely populated areas along the Nile.On Thursday, masked assailants on motorbikes gunned down five policemen south of Cairo.There have also been bombings in Cairo, including a failed assassination attempt against the interior minister in September, weeks after policemen killed hundreds of Islamist demonstrators in clashes at a protest camp.More than 1,000 people, mostly Islamists, have been killed in street clashes since Morsi’s overthrow.Thousands more have been jailed, including the ousted president and other Brotherhood leaders.last_img read more

No 4 Ohio State mens basketball downs Walsh in exhibition game 8371

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The Ohio State basketball team is expected to blow out non-Division I teams, but In the Buckeyes’ Tuesday exhibition game meeting with Walsh, OSU was only 12 points better than the NCAA Division II foe. In their first competitive action since falling in the 2012 NCAA Tournament’s Final Four round, the Buckeyes, ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll, continued prep work for the 2012-13 season with a 83-71 exhibition game win against the Cavaliers Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU returns three starters – junior forward Deshaun Thomas and junior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. – from the 2011-12 team that finished with a 31-8 overall record on its way to a national semifinal appearance. That trio combined for 36 points in the game with Thomas leading the way with 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Craft said Walsh deserved credit for forcing a close result. “They came in and weren’t backing down. We’ve got a lot of things to learn, a long way to go,” Craft said. “The best thing about it is it’s still October.” OSU will compete in one additional closed-door exhibition game before opening the 2012-13 season at the Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Yorktown against Marquette Nov. 9, in Charleston, S.C. The score was hardly of consequence in the game, though Walsh might have raised some eyebrows after leading OSU for most of the first half and then keeping the final score close as well. The first half was a period of experimentation for OSU coach Thad Matta. The Buckeyes used nine different combinations of players in the opening 20 minutes, and every scholarship player except junior guard Alex Rogers saw time. Perhaps due to the closer-than-expected outcome, Rogers never made it into the game, nor did walk-on sophomore forward Jake Lorbach. In what might have been a glimpse into the team’s future, Matta went with a towering starting lineup, choosing Thomas, Smith Jr., Craft, 6-foot-8 sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross, and 6-foot-11 sophomore center Amir Williams for the start. Thomas said part of the challenge against Walsh was adjusting to the personnel changes. “Coach (Matta), he said he was going to try different guys. That was going to be a test,” Thomas said. “It worked though. A couple players were off to the side by themselves and, you know, that’s what coach is trying to see. He just wants us to stand in a circle and, you know, (There were) a couple guys out of that circle today, but it was a test. Like Craft said, it’s October. We’re going to be a better basketball team.” Matta said the lineup changes may have stunted the Buckeyes’ abilities in the game and he expected that. “I knew going in I was going to start a different starting lineup,” Matta said. “(We were) throwing a lot of different guys in there, which I was OK with. I was OK that we didn’t play as well as we probably wanted to play.” Despite trailing in the early stages of the contest, OSU took the lead for good at the 2:10 mark in the period when Thomas spun to the rack and laid the ball in as he was fouled. The score and the free throw to follow put the Buckeyes up, 29-27. OSU scrambled on the final possession of the half before Craft heaved a last-second 3-pointer to send the Buckeyes into break with a 39-30 lead. Despite the lead, OSU was out-rebounded in the half, 20-13. The Cavaliers didn’t go away quietly in the second half. Walsh senior forward Kenny Kornowski kept his NCAA Division II team in contention with 12 points in the game on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. Walsh sophomore forward Jeff Copeland also aided in keeping the Cavaliers competitive as he scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the visitors. OSU was visibly frustrated in the second half – players clapped in frustration after missed baskets. The team’s anticipated fast-tempo offense was more than Walsh could cope with, though. During OSU’s Oct. 11 media day, players and coaches spoke of the fast-tempo offense and they backed up that talk in the second half against the Cavaliers. The fast-paced offense gave the Buckeyes the points they needed to hold off a Walsh rally. OSU rotated the same 10 players in and out of the game, and closed out the win by the 12-point margin. “It’s frustrating any time you’re losing in a game,” Craft said. “It’s something that you need to experience and you can’t really teach how to play through that, so, facing adversity and facing when things kind of aren’t going your way, that’s something we’re going to have to deal with throughout the year. It’s already hit us. We already have a little taste.” read more

Ohio State mens basketball hoping to extend win streak against Penn State

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The road hasn’t been too kind to the Ohio State men’s basketball team this season. Of the Buckeyes’ four losses on the year, three (Duke, Illinois, Michigan State) have come outside of the friendly confines of the Schottenstein Center. OSU (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) is set to play an away game Saturday, but they shouldn’t have too much trouble notching a win. The team the Buckeyes are traveling roughly five hours to play is the conference’s worst club: Penn State. The Nittany Lions (8-11, 0-7) are the Big Ten’s only winless team in conference play. Their leading scorer, senior point guard Tim Fraizer, is out for the year with an injury after playing in just four games. PSU has struggled heavily to score the ball, as the Nittany Lions rank near the bottom of the country in nearly all offensive team statistics. Still searching for a team identity, as senior forward Evan Ravenel said, the Buckeyes are looking to start a win streak after defeating Iowa Tuesday night in Columbus, 72-63. If history is any proof, OSU shouldn’t have too much trouble doing that Saturday. The Buckeyes have won 17 straight games against PSU and have been victorious in the last six meetings that took place in State College, Pa. “I don’t know what it is. I do like the way we’ve come out of there in the times we’ve gone, though,” OSU coach Thad Matta said, speaking about his team’s previous treks to play the Nittany Lions on the road. Matta said has been sure to point out to his team that PSU has shown the capability in the past to knock off a ranked opponent, though. “He doesn’t want it to be us,” Ravenel said. The Buckeyes played like they were ready to go in practice this week, according to Matta. “If you don’t come to practice ready to play, you’re going to look really bad. I think guys have caught on to that,” Matta said. OSU’s leading scorer, Deshaun Thomas, will be coming off an injury Saturday. The junior forward gashed the area above his right eye in the contest against the Hawkeyes Tuesday and received six stitches. Thomas has been playing in the Big Ten for two-plus years, but the battle scar was the first he’s gotten. “In high school people barely touched me. Now, the Big Ten is physical,” Thomas said. OSU and PSU are set to tip-off at noon Saturday. read more

Ohio States Braxton Miller reportedly out for season

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OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller warms up for the first session of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. Miller missed the entirety of spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorOhio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to miss the entire 2014 season after re-injuring his shoulder Monday, according to a Tuesday afternoon ESPN report.Miller, expected to be a Heisman Trophy candidate this season, re-injured his throwing shoulder at practice Monday afternoon, a source close to the team told Lantern TV.According to the source, the team had not yet been informed of Miller’s status as of early Tuesday afternoon.He originally injured the shoulder last season in OSU’s loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl. After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, Miller was held out of spring practice and limited through the first portion of fall practice.OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Miller was held out of the throwing portions of a Monday morning practice, but was expected to through in the afternoon. That second session was when Miller re-injured his shoulder while throwing the ball.In between practices, Miller said he was “100 percent,” despite experiencing muscle soreness stemming from the shoulder surgery throughout camp.Miller, a native of Huber Heights, Ohio, missed two full games and most of a third in 2013 as a junior. Then-backup Kenny Guiton replaced him and led the Buckeyes to three wins.On Saturday, OSU coach Urban Meyer said redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett had moved ahead of redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones in the team’s backup quarterback battle. Herman said the OSU offense has moved the ball better when Barrett is on the field, as opposed to Jones, so far in fall camp.Barrett’s only experience for the Scarlet and Gray outside of practice came in OSU’s 2014 Spring Game when he finished 17 of 33 on pass attempts and racked up 151 yards through the air.OSU’s 2014 season is scheduled to begin at noon Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

Zidane not planning to rest players before the Liverpool game

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first_imgReal Madrid will face Liverpool in the upcoming Champions League final game but Zinedine Zidane insisted that he won’t rest his players in the league games that are about to be played before this crucial match.The French coach claimed that of course, if the player won’t be 100% ready, he won’t play – but besides that, everyone who is fit is going to be included in the match squads as usual.The Real Madrid head coach spoke about his side’s upcoming weeks as he said, according to Liverpool Echo:“No, not at all. I’m not going to think about that.”“If that were the case, there’d be no point playing tomorrow or in our four or five remaining games.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“If a player isn’t at 100%, though, he won’t play. But as for the rest, they’ll play as always.”“We can’t think about that. We have to focus on the game and on playing with intensity.”“It’s true that this year because the title is already decided, there is less expectation, but that’s normal.”“Before the match, it’s like that, but when the game starts I don’t think that’ll be the case.”last_img read more

Flags Ordered To HalfStaff In Honor Of First Lady Barbara Bush

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first_imgBush spent eight years as Second Lady, and four as First Lady. She championed literacy and family issues during her time in the White House, and was known for being kind, down-to-earth, and devoted to her family. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 1989 to 1993, and is one of only two women to serve both as the wife and mother of an American president. Governor Walker issued the order following a directive from the White House lowering all U.S. flags to half-staff: “Our condolences go to the Bush family, and to all those who were inspired by Barbara Bush’s integrity and honesty as a public servant and role model.” It was announced earlier this week that she was in declining health, and would forgo further medical treatment to focus on comfort care at home.Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the day of her burial, Saturday, April 21. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享All Alaska state flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff beginning today, in honor of former first lady Barbara Bush who passed away April 17,  at the age of 92.last_img read more

Kentucky Needs Assessment of Cybersecurity Infrastructure Market Potential

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs is seeking a consultant to study the cybersecurity industry in the state.The study — made possible through assistance from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment — will analyze the state’s current cybersecurity infrastructure (power grids, air traffic controllers, financial systems, communication networks, stored personal identified information) to determine the overall readiness in protecting critical structures and information. Additionally, the study will assess how Kentucky can develop this sector for economic potential.Based on analysis of current readiness, the consultant will make recommendations concerning industry sector opportunities, education, legislation, economic incentives and workforce structure to ensure the commonwealth has efficient and robust systems in place in order to protect statewide infrastructure, organizations and the privacy of its citizens.The RFP is available on the state procurement website. Bid proposals are due June 30.For questions on RFP bid submissions, please contact Holly Callaghan, (502) 564-4932, last_img read more

Lastchance Christmas deals 229 iPad 199 Xbox One bundle 20 Echo Dot

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first_img Although Walmart still offers a variety of Xbox One S bundles (see below), Dell raised the ante today with this one, which includes not only the venerated Battlefield V, but also a digital copy of Gears of Wars 4. Fire HD 8 review Sarah Tew/CNET CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Taylor Martin/CNET Apple’s non-Pro iPad does everything most people want it for: Web browsing, Netflix streaming and playing games from the App Store. Target had been selling it for $250, but Walmart’s historic low is now the deal to beat. Lenovo Smart Display review Gadgets TVs Tablets Media Streamers Phones Wearable Tech Smart Speakers & Displays See at Best Buy Amazon Fire TV Stick: $25 (save $15) More great deals The Cheapskate’s daily deals The best gifts under $25 The best gifts under $50 The best gifts from $100 to $250 The best gifts for 2018, period  See at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide 2018 The Cheapskate $219 at Walmart Xbox One S review Super Mario Odyssey review EA See at Google See at GameStop See at Dell Fire TV Stick review We’ve tested all of the impressive new Google Assistant smart displays this year — Lenovo’s was the first, and it’s still a favorite. This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on the 10-inch model, though keep in mind it might be bigger than you’d want if counterspace comes at a premium in your kitchen. But the upgraded, bamboo backing looks really nice, so it’s worth considering. See at MassGenie Google Pixel 3 review Xbox One S review A game Jeff Bakalar called “a damn masterpiece” (see review), Super Mario Odyssey is $45 at Walmart but even less at MassGenie. Just make sure to click the Power Deal button. Xbox One S Battlefield V console with Gears of War 4: $200 (save $100) Tags GameSpot Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet: $50 (save $30) Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy’s 20 Days of Doorbusters: Day 20 Best Buy saved some of the best deals for last, including this 22-inch Insignia TV for $60. But here’s the best bet: The best tech Christmas gifts for 2018 Walmart Save up to 50 percent at GameStop It was $5 less on Black Friday, but $25 for Amazon’s Alexa-enabled streaming stick is still a pretty fantastic deal. As of today, however, it’s showing “in stock on Dec. 25,” so obviously it won’t be delivered in time for Christmas. Nintendo Switch, Labo and controller bundle: $340 (save $49) Google Pixel 3, 3 XL get their Black Friday prices backcenter_img Amazon Echo Dot (second-gen): $20 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Xbox One S bundles as low as $199 2:10 Nintendo Labo review Yep, last year’s Dot is still one of this year’s best deals — as it has been since before Black Friday. This may be your last chance to scoop one up at this price, because in the new year Amazon will undoubtedly be focusing its attention on the third-gen model. Echo Dot review Samsung UHD TVs for up to $400 off After a long stretch selling for $60, the Fire HD 8 is now the same price as Amazon’s entry-level tablet, the Fire 7. But the HD 8 offers a bigger, better screen and faster performance. Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET See at Walmart How to save money on nearly everything you buy online Walmart’s 20 Days of Deals: Day 20Game time! Walmart is still offering a $10 e-gift card with the purchase of various popular party games, including Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity and Unstable Unicorns. Meanwhile, you can still grab a solid Nintendo Switch bundle and big discounts on Samsung UHD TVs and Xbox One bundles. And in case you missed it at the top of this story, the iPad 2018 (32GB) is at an all-time low: $229. Walmart is still offering up to $400 off a variety of UHD televisions, ranging from $400 to $1,400 depending on the model. The highest-end TVs appear to be offered at an even larger $1,000 off, which can be helpful if you were looking for a curved TV or just a Samsung set with a 55-inch screen. See at Walmart 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. The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are discounted by $100 and $150 respectively on Google’s store, bringing both high-end phones back to their Black Friday weekend prices — $699 for the 3 and $749 for the 3 XL. They will remain at these prices until Dec. 22. Not bad for “the best Android phone of 2018.” The Xbox One S is enjoying a range of solid discounts, including the NBA 2K19 bundle now at just $199 (down from $219 just yesterday). You can also step up to the Xbox One X console with this $399 PUBG bundle, a $150 savings. Walmart Amazon Best Buy See at Amazon Now playing: Watch this: It’s getting tough to find any kind of Switch deal, so Walmart’s is worth a look. In addition to the console itself, you get your choice of three Labo kits and an Ematic wired controller. iPad 2018 (32GB) with 9.7-inch screen: $229 (save $100) See at Amazon With nearly 500 titles on sale, here’s your chance to score some seriously good game deals. For example, you can bag Battlefield V for Xbox One for $30 (it’s also available for PS4 at that price), Lego The Incredibles for Nintendo Switch for $20 (that’s more than 50 percent off, actually) and Madden NFL 19 for Xbox One for $30. (Again: same for PS4 version.)Shipping is free on orders over $35, though for some titles you may be able to choose in-store pickup and dodge the shipping fee. Apple iPad review Lenovo 10-inch Smart Display for $180 (save $70) 54 Photos See at Walmart 18 Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch: $43.95 (save $27) Walmart, among other stores, is counting down the days until the holidays, with new sale items every day. Walmart Heads up, shoppers: It’s just five days till Christmas, so any gifts you’re planning to buy, you’d better buy now. Have no fear if you’re behind. I’ve rounded up some of the best deals from stores’ holiday sales. And if procrastination is your enemy, no worries. I’ve also collected six last-minute gifts you can print or email. We’re at the end of Best Buy’s 20 Days of Doorbusters and Walmart’s 20 Days of Deals, and there still some great deals from Dell, Target, Amazon and other stores. Indeed, many Amazon devices are on sale at or near Black Friday prices, including the third-gen Echo Dot for just $30. Here are the latest and greatest picks, followed by store-specific roundups. Note that CNET may receive commission from the sale of products featured on this page. Share your voicelast_img read more

How much do David Warner and Sunil Narine earn in IPL Whopping

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first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/1:19Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:13?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Indian Premier League is famous for making millionaires overnight and thus it is no surprise that this T20 tournament is one of the most attractive leagues for the players to play in. The charm of the IPL has not only made the careers of young Indian players but also caught the attention of many foreign players.Over the years, a lot of overseas players have plied their trade for various franchises in the IPL but very rarely have foreign players come in as unknown entities and become stars. This was largely because each team is allowed four overseas players and the pool of players is so huge, generally the established stars are picked up. But in 2012, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir sprung a surprise by buying a little known Caribbean at the auctions. Sunil Narine was the MVP of IPL 2018.Vipin Pawar / IPL / SPORTZPICSThis person was none other than Sunil Narine and he has since become one of the legends of the IPL. He burst onto the scene as a mystery spinner and made life difficult for the batsmen with his myriad variations that used to come at a quick pace. But he was asked to remodel his action which took away the mystery element from his game in 2014. This did not stop him from reinventing himself and he is now one of the IPL’s better all-rounders as he comes out to open the batting and scores quick runs.Narine was named the most valuable player in IPL 2018 and is one of the most prized assets in the shortest format of the game. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the KKR all-rounder earns a whopping Rs 12.5 crore from his IPL contract which equates to 1.37 euro. The 2019 edition of the IPL is Narine 8th season with KKR and till the 2018 edition, he had 112 scalps in 99 matches at an economy rate of 6.55 runs per over. With bat in hand, he has 628 runs with the highest score of 75 at a strike rate almost touching 169. David Warner made a fantastic return to the IPL against KKR.IANSLike Narine, another player who reinvented himself is former Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner. While he is a different and bullish sort of person for Australia, he has been a respected leader for his IPL team. Captaining SRH to the title in 2016, Warner has made a name for himself in the IPL and is also the highest scoring overseas player in the history of the tournament.Warner’s exploits in the IPL sees him earning Rs 12/5 crore from his franchise which equates to 1.37 million euro. The 32-year-old made his IPL debut in 2009 and has 4099 runs in 115 games at an average of 40.99 with a strike rate of 142.47 in the IPL.center_img Sunrisers Hyderabad to take on Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 finalslast_img read more

Sturm Ruger Will Track Gun Violence After Shareholders Back Activist Resolution

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first_imgRICK WILKING / REUTERS/NPRRuger says it will comply with a shareholder initiative calling for it to track gun violence. Here, a  Ruger AR-15 rifle is seen for sale in ColoradoSturm Ruger, one of the largest gunmakers in the U.S., will track and report on gun violence involving its products, after its shareholders backed a proposal that the company’s board had recommended not adopting.Ruger says that while it must now produce the gun violence report, the proposal — which it called a “shareholder’s activist resolution” — cannot “force us to change our business.”The new requirement is part of Proposal 4, put forth by shareholders who want to see gun companies take more responsibility for preventing deadly violence in the U.S.Shareholders — apparently including large institutional investors — sided with advocates who included nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Marylhurst, Ore., to back the proposal. Ruger’s largest shareholder is money management firm BlackRock; Vanguard is also a large investor in the company.“We believe the board has a responsibility to implement policies and practices that will safeguard the lives of its customers and, more broadly, society,” said Sister Judy Byron. “Too many lives have been lost to gun violence for the manufacturers of these products to wash their hands of their responsibility in these events.”The vote was held Wednesday at Ruger’s annual meeting in Prescott, Ariz. As the floor was opened to questions, the company projected a map of the U.S., painted in the colors of the flag and the company’s motto: “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens.”Speaking in favor of the proposal was Colleen Scanlon, chief advocacy officer of Catholic Health Initiative, representing the Sisters of the Holy Names and 10 other faith-based organizations.Here’s what Scanlon said:“I move that the board issue a report to shareholders by February of 2019 at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, on the company’s activities related to gun safety measures and the mitigation of harm associated with gun products, including the following: Evidence of monitoring of violent events associated with products produced by the company; efforts under way to research and produce safer guns and gun products; an assessment of the corporate’s reputational and financial risk associated with gun violence in the United States. Thank you.”When a call for remarks went out, a shareholder named Rev. J. Michael Solberg — a pastor in Hinsdale, Ill., who is also a leader in the community and faith collective Metro IAF’s Do Not Stand Idly By campaign — spoke up.Solberg took exception to Ruger’s initial response to the proposal, quoting the board’s assertion that gun violence is “not so much a public health crisis but rather a law enforcement issue.”More than 120 leaders of police forces, cities and states disagree with that idea, Solberg said, citing a document signed by those leaders who say gun violence is a broad problem. He then asked the company’s leadership to meet with him and his group “to be part of the solution to a broad-based problem.”CEO Chris Killoy told Solberg and others present that he will not be meeting with people individually.The proposal might not directly affect Ruger’s business — but Killoy addressed it head-on as he began his portion of the annual meeting.“The proposal requires Ruger to prepare a report. That’s it. A report,” Killoy said. The company will follow through on its obligation to produce that report, he said.“What the proposal does not, and cannot do, is to force us to change our business, which is lawful and constitutionally protected. What it does not do, and cannot do, is force us to adopt misguided principles created by groups who do not own guns, know nothing about our business, and frankly would rather see us out of business.”“That’s not what we’re doing,” Solberg said in reply, when the floor opened to questions.“We are not gun control advocates,” Solberg said. “We are not encouraging you not to make certain weapons. We are encouraging you to take the reputational risks of this issue seriously, and engage with those who want to make a difference.”Ruger’s stock rose sharply after the proposal’s adoption, adding 4.59 percent to hit $60.35 — a new high for 2018 — before markets closed Wednesday. That’s a contrast from February, when the stock dropped to $43.05 in the weeks after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.Ruger makes rifles, pistols and other guns; it currently produces more than 600 variations of more than 40 product lines. In the first quarter of this year, Ruger reported revenue of $131.2 million, for an operating profit of $18.6 million — a 14 percent rise.As the gun industry has come under pressure to address deadly violence, retailers have also taken public stances, sometimes adopting positions that create new rifts.After Dick’s Sporting Goods recently said it would pull assault-style rifles and higher-capacity magazines from its shelves — and destroy them rather than return them to their makers — Ruger issued a statement saying, “[We] are disappointed by their recent actions,” adding that Ruger firearms won’t be in Dick’s stores. Sharelast_img read more

Two Children Killed In Family Violence Shooting In Northeast Harris County

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first_img Share Image captured from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Twitter feed / @HCSOTexasHarris County Sheriff ed Gonzalez said during a media briefing that the fatal shooting was related to “family violence.”Two children and one adult male are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.Gonzalez said it appears the shooting was related to what he called “family violence.” The adult may have been the father of one of the kids.Gonzalez said the boy and girl were probably between the ages of 7 and 12.“It’s definitely a dark day here in Harris County, another situation of family violence. It’s very sad and unfortunate that we still see situations like this occur,” the Sheriff noted.The shooting happened at a home in the 14-thousand block of Edgeboro in northeast Houston.Earlier on Thursday, a woman taking care of her two grandchildren reported them missing from her home. Police believe the cases are related and authorities are still investigating.You can watch Sheriff Gonzalez’s media briefing here:Update on murder-suicide scene at 14000 Edgeboro in NE Harris County with @SheriffEd_HCSO— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) July 12, 2018last_img read more

No Settlement Of Harris County Bail Bond Suit Until 2019

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first_imgAndrew SchneiderHarris County Judge Ed Emmett (left) arguing with Commissioner Rodney Ellis (right) over the bail bond lawsuit. Commissioner Jack Cagle sits between them.The fate of a lawsuit over Harris County’s bail bond system now rests in the hands of the incoming county government. County Judge Ed Emmett said he’s done trying to reach a settlement. The case has been stalled most of the year, following a ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th Circuit upheld most of a lower court decision that the bail system discriminates against poor defendants, keeping them in jail if they can’t afford to pay their bond. Judge Emmett said he and the county commissioners were willing to settle based on the appeals court ruling, but the plaintiffs weren’t.“I’m going to leave it to the county attorney to move forward,” Emmett said. “A couple of us aren’t going to be here come January, and you all can hash that out, but I think we made our best effort to settle based on what the 5th Circuit did.”Emmett accused the plaintiffs of delaying a settlement until after the election for political reasons. “The pound of flesh has been extracted from this deal,” he said, “but we tried to settle. Make no bones about that.”Emmett lost his bid for reelection to Lina Hidalgo. Commissioner Jack Morman of Precinct 2 lost to former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. In addition, seven of the 15 criminal court judges who are defendants in the lawsuit were defeated at the polls. Their successors will take office January 1. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:49 Xlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday August 1st

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National politics with political strategist Catalina Byrd and commentator Sean Breeze, including the Khan family versus Donald Trump, latest presidential polls and Donald Trump Jr., in Philadelphia backing the flying of the Confederate flag. Plus, an interview with Baltimore police commissioner, Kevin Davis. These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .last_img

Wattpad Teams up With Times Bridge for India Expansion

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first_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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Indian media investor, Times Bridge has made a strategic investment into Canadian online entertainment group Wattpad. The two companies conceive of the move as expanding Wattpad’s position in India.Times Bridge is the investment arm of India’s The Times Group and has previously taken investment positions in Uber, Airbnb, Coursera, Houzz, MUBI and Smule. It also has a business relationship with Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post which sees SCMP content republished by The Times of India. Wattpad claims a global online community of more than 70 million users, and says its mission is to helps local storytellers connect with readers everywhereThe value of the deal and the size of Times Bridge’s stake in Wattpad were not disclosed.The two see their combined efforts as helping writers to establish new strategic partnerships. It will also help Wattpad Studios work with local partners to turn stories into books, TV shows, films, and digital projects. Wattpad recently appointed Devashish Sharma as its first India country manager. Popular on Variety center_img “Times Bridge (will) expand our footprint in the region and create more opportunities for India’s rich literary community to tell their stories,” said Allen Lau, CEO & co-founder, Wattpad, in a statement.Wattpad’s international entertainment partners include iflix, Huayi Brothers Korea, Bavaria Fiction, Sony, and SYFY. It recently launched new publishing division Wattpad Books that will bring Wattpad stories to bookshelves everywhere.last_img read more

7 wonders inspired 7 course menu

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first_imgHyatt Regency Delhi was highly elated to be the hospitality partner for the high profile lifestyle event – “The CEO Series 2016”. The India Edition of CEO featured Celebrity Chef and Master Chef Australia Judge Gary Mehigan who along with Executive Chef Hyatt Regency Delhi, Ivan Chieregatti  curated exclusive seven course menu on the theme of “7 wonders of the world”.Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan was welcomed at the hotel in pure Indian traditional style with aarti, tikka and garlands.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe lavish menu has been inspired from the seven wonders of the world right from rich soft textured  salmon with flavours of ceviche from Peru, butter roasted cauliflower caramalized with spices from India, Brazilian Moqueca’ crustacean veloute,white chicken cooked in authentic Chinese sauces to Italian Concod’Oro’ Lemon curd and olive oil semi freddo, slow cooked lamb inspired from Middle Eastern flavours and refreshing compressed watermelon from Jordon.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAseem Kapoor, General Manager, Hyatt Regency, Delhi said, “We are delighted to have Chef Gary Mehigan here who has conceptualised such an innovative and scrumptious menu for our esteemed guests. Such events enable social interactions outside of boardrooms and following our tradition we are dedicated to serving our guests at its best.” Gary Mehigan is an English Australian chef, restaurateur and a judge of the series MasterChef Australia. He currently co-owns The Boathouse restaurant, in Melbourne suburb Maribyrnong.last_img read more

Mannequins promoting dangerously thin body ideals

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first_imgDon’t go by the body size of fashion store mannequins for they are “too thin” and promote unrealistic body ideals which can be dangerous for young adults, warn researchers.The study, published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, found that the average female mannequin’s body size was representative of a severely underweight woman.These ultra-thin models may prompt body image problems and encourage eating disorders in young people, the researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Because ultra-thin ideals encourage the development of body image problems in young people, we need to change the environment and reduce emphasis on the value of extreme thinness,” said Eric Robinson, from the University of Liverpool in Britain.However, altering the size of high street fashion mannequins alone would not “solve” body image problems. “What we are instead saying is that presentation of ultra-thin female bodies is likely to reinforce inappropriate and unobtainable body ideals. So as a society we should be taking measures to stop this type of reinforcement,” Robinson said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Given that the prevalence of body image problems and disordered eating in young people is worryingly high, positive action that challenges communication of ultra-thin ideal may be of particular benefit to children, adolescents and young adult females,” he noted.For the study, the team surveyed national fashion retailers located on the high street of Britain. The average male mannequin’s body size was significantly larger in contrast to the average female mannequin’s body size and only a small proportion of male mannequins represented an underweight body size.last_img read more