10 months agoDONE DEAL: Wolves winger Jordan Graham joins Oxford

first_imgDONE DEAL: Wolves winger Jordan Graham joins Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Jordan Graham will join Oxford United on loan in January until the end of the season.Graham, 23, was due to be on loan at Ipswich Town for the entire campaign but that agreement was cut short.The former Aston Villa man spent time on loan at Oxford in 2015 and will return to the League One club when the transfer window opens.”I feel so happy to be back and it’s a pleasure to come back,” Graham said in a video on social media. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Clash of titans on cards in fifth phase polling in UP

first_imgLucknow: The fifth phase of polling in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on Monday will see a clash of titans including Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.The BJP had bagged 12 of these seats in 2014 with the Congress winning Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli and Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi — the only two constituencies where the Congress succeeded out of the 80 in the entire state. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghAround 2.47 crore people are eligible to vote in Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj (SC), Lucknow, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi (SC), Barabanki (SC), Faizabad, Bahraich (SC), Kaiserganj and Gonda constituencies where 182 candidates are in the contest. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting on five seats – Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Fatehpur and Kaisarganj. Its ally Samajwadi Party (SP) is fighting for seven seats -Lucknow, Banda, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich and Gonda. In Amethi and Rae Bareli, the SP-BSP alliance has not put up any candidate, leaving the two constituencies for the Congress. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh is seeking re-election from Lucknow, while his colleague at the Centre Smriti Irani is again taking on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. In the Faizabad parliamentary constituency, under which the temple town of Ayodhya falls, sitting BJP MP Lallu Singh is taking on Nirmal Khatri of the Congress. Khatri is a former Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief. Former Union minister and Congress candidate Jitin Prasad is contesting from Dhaurahra against former Chambal brigand Malkhan Singh. Malkhan Singh, 76, has been fielded by Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia, floated by SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Yadav. On Friday, the final day of campaigning for the fifth phase, BJP chief Amit Shah along with a host of party leaders held a roadshow in Amethi, seeking support for Smriti Irani. On Friday, Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha, the daughter of SP candidate from Lucknow Poonam Sinha, took part in a roadshow in the state capital. Poonam Sinha’s husband, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is the Congress candidate from Patna Sahib, had joined her last month when she filed her nomination papers as the Samajwadi Party candidate. Polling will be held in the state in the next two phases as well.last_img read more

Was I Too Naive Simone Biles Fought with Guilt

In a statement via Twitter on Monday, Jan. 15, 2017, Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.Biles, who won five medals overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter outlining that abuse. Nassar, who spent more than two decades as a physician at USA Gymnastics while also working at Michigan State University, has admitted sexually assaulting gymnasts, possessing child pornography and molesting girls who sought medical treatment. He was sentenced in December to 60 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography and is facing another 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting seven girls.Biles, now 20, called Nassar’s behavior “completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially from someone whom I was told to trust.” She joins a list of high-profile gymnasts who have come out against Nassar, including six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, 2012 all-around champion Gabby Douglas and two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney.Like her Olympic teammates, Biles detailed abuse by Nassar that he disguised as treatment.“It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the ‘special’ treatment,” Biles wrote.Biles is in the beginning stages of a return to competition, a journey that includes visits to the national team’s training center at the Karolyi Ranch north of Houston, where she said the abuse occurred.“It is impossibly difficult to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart, even more, to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused,” Biles wrote.USA Gymnastics initially agreed to buy the Karolyi Ranch in the summer of August 2016, following the retirement of longtime national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, but then backed out of the deal. The national team continues to use the facility while options for a replacement are explored.Biles says she initially wondered if she was to blame.“For too long I’ve asked myself, ‘Was I too naive? Was it may fault?’” Biles wrote. “I now know the answer to those questions. No. No. It was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others.”Feelings… 💭 #MeToo pic.twitter.com/ICiu0FCa0n— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 15, 2018USA Gymnastics said in a statement it is “heartbroken, sorry and angry” that Biles and other athletes were harmed by Nassar.“USA Gymnastics’ support is unwavering for Simone and all athletes who courageously came forward to share their experiences,” the organization said in a release. “We are our athletes’ advocates. USA Gymnastics will continue to listen to our athletes and our members in our efforts of creating a culture of empowerment with a relentless focus on athlete safety every single day.”The organization has taken several steps in recent months. President and CEO Steve Penny resigned under pressure last March and was replaced by Kerry Perry, who took over on Dec. 1.The organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport last summer. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted over 70 recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw an extensive independent review.That’s not far enough for some. Raisman has urged the organization to remove chairman of the board Paul Parilla among others. Biles, like Raisman, wants USA Gymnastics to take a deeper look at the conditions that allowed Nassar’s behavior to run unchecked for so long.“We need to know why this was able to take place for so long and to so many of us,” Biles said. “We need to make sure something like this never happens again.” read more

Darmian to undergo medical at Juventus

first_imgManchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to undergo a medical with Juventus after arriving in Milan, reports Football-ItaliaThe Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bianconeri for over the past year after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.Since arriving from Torino in 2015, Darmian has struggled to adapt to the demands of English football and has recently expressed a desire to return to his homeland in the summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United boss Mourinho is planning to sign two new full-backs in the upcoming transfer window and will likely use the reported €12m transfer fee generated from Darmian ’s sale to reinvest in his defence.The 28-year-old is currently in Italy finalising the move to Juventus with Daley Blind also expected to leave Manchester after admitting that he was left feeling frustrated over his lack of opportunities in the second half of this season.Across all competitions this season, Darmian only started seven matches.last_img read more

Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea will always have a special place in

first_imgReal Madrid new signing Thibaut Courtois has thanked his former club Chelsea for giving him the opportunity to carve a niche for himself in professional football.Courtois pointed out earlier that his decision to leave Chelsea and join Madrid i mainly because he wants to be close to his family living in the Spanish capital.“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the four fantastic years that have passed,” said the Belgian in a clip posted on social media as quoted in Football Espana.“Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart.“I was very happy to be part of one of the biggest teams in the world. I fulfilled a childhood dream of playing in the Premier League.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I want to say a huge thank you to all my teammates and the coaching staff, who I shared success and amazing moments with.“I want to thank the fans for their great support. I hope you understand that being close to my children was considerable in my decision.“I wish you all the best for the future. It was a great honour to be part of the Chelsea family.”last_img read more

Sadio Mane reveals his two boyhood idols

first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane has named Ronaldinho and El-Hadji Diouf as the top two players he idolised while growing upThe Senegal international’s comments will likely cause a stir at Anfield due to Diouf’s reputation.The former striker spent two years at Liverpool and had a long-standing feud with captain Steven Gerrard.More recently, Diouf publicly blamed Gerrard for Liverpool’s failed title bid in the Premier League back in 2014.“When I was young, I had lots of favourite footballers, but Ronaldinho was my real favourite, along with El-Hadji Diouf from Senegal,” Mane told Bleacher Report.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“They really inspired me. Those two players were examples for me as a footballer. They were skilful players and good dribblers who beat their opponents easily.”Mane also reserved praise for his fellow forward Roberto Firmino, who he describes as an “animal” due to his hardworking nature.“Lots of people like to talk about me and Salah. It’s nice to hear those things, but the strength of this Liverpool team is the collective,” Mane said.“You also can’t forget that there’s a guy up front called Firmino who works like an animal for us and makes things easier. And the guys behind us do some extraordinary work. We try to benefit from that and help the team go forward.“I was a very good dribbler as a young player, but now that I’ve got more experience, there are some useless things that I don’t do anymore. It’s all about making and scoring goals for the team, like my idols did when they were at the peak of their powers.”last_img read more

October 3rd PFD Deposit Day

first_imgAccording to the Permanent Fund Website payment schedule:Direct Deposit Mass Payment**  2019 (and prior year) dividend applications that are in “Eligible-Not Paid” status on September 26th, 2019 will be distributed on October 3rd, 2019.**Paper Check Mass Payment**  2019 (and prior year) dividend applications that are in “Eligible-Not Paid” status on October 11th, 2019 will be distributed on October 24th, 2019. Dunleavy: “Finally, now that the budget has been addressed, the full PFD will be the focus in this next special session, the sole focus. I will not let up until the remaining funds are appropriated for the full statutory PFD. I know Alaskans understand this decision and I appreciate all of your input.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This year’s $1,600 dividend is being direct deposited on Thursday, October 3. Lawmakers instead asked Dunleavy to consider dividends of about $1,600 this year. Last year’s capped payout amounted to $1,600 checks. Dunleavy: “While there are some that support the full statutory formula, unfortunately some do not. In this years budget the Legislature sent me a $1,600 appropriation for the PFD, again not following the statutory formula.”  Governor Mike Dunleavy campaigned on a Permanent Fund dividend for residents paid in line with a longstanding calculation that has not been followed since 2016 as the state has grappled with a budget deficit. Such a dividend would equate to checks of about $3,000 this year. Dunleavy said he considered this a ‘partial PFD payment’ and that the legislature understands their jobs are not finished and they must fix this “as soon as possible”.last_img read more

IFPI Global Music Report Streaming Ed Sheeran Top 2017

first_imgNews Email Facebook In 32 global markets, digital is now more than half of all revenues. Physical sales and downloads have continued to decline. Without counting video, streaming is 33 percent of all revenues. In 2017, adding video back in bumps that 5 percent up to 38 percent from all digital. If the value gap wasn’t holding back fair music revenue for video streams, that video bump would be much more substantial.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more International recording industry organization reviews a year of continued strong growth, but music still has not recovered its former market strengthPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 24, 2018 – 2:52 pm On April 24, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its Global Music Report 2018, reviewing and tabulating the business fortunes of the recording industry last year worldwide. The music industry grew overall in 2017 by more than 8 percent to $17.3 billion, led by streaming revenues which grew more than 41 percent. “We’re not getting complacent,” said Warner Music Group CEO of international and global commercial services Stu Bergen at the report’s release event in London. “We’ve fought too hard to get here and, after 15 years of decline, there’s still plenty of room to grow.” Last year was the third consecutive year of growth for the first time this century.The IFPI report credited Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” as last year’s top song followed by Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” While top sellers and the 176 million subscribers paying for premium music accounts make for good news, IFPI chief executive Frances Moore warned that “there is a structural fault in the system” because of the value gap. Combining paid and ad-supported streaming for music, revenues total $5.6 billion with 272 million users overall. On the video side, revenues are $856 million, much less, with more than 1.3 billion users, much more. “Until we fix that structural defect to the market it will always be a struggle,” said Moore. IFPI Finds Streaming And Ed Sheeran Led 2017 ifpi-global-music-report-streaming-ed-sheeran-top-2017center_img Twitter The ‘value gap’, a mismatch between the value that online user upload services extract from music and the revenue that they return, is currently the biggest policy challenge facing the music industry. Read our State Of The Industry report at https://t.co/KAoAu9XuMw 👈#GMR2018 pic.twitter.com/QWVj45pQfW— IFPI (@IFPI_org) April 24, 2018 IFPI Global Music Report: Streaming, Ed Sheeran Top 2017 https://twitter.com/IFPI_org/status/988796306830364672last_img read more

A GREAT MAN WHO DID A GREAT JOB Local State Officials Remember

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Condolences from local and state officials are beginning to pour in after the death of Wilmington’s longtime State Representative Jim Miceli on Saturday morning.Local Officials React“The fact that Representative Miceli passed away while attending opening ceremonies for Little League speaks to his commitment to public service and his support for Wilmington youth,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “I may not have always agree with his positions over the years but I cannot question his dedication to serve others. My sincere condolences to his entire family.”“Regardless of your politics, it could not be denied that Rep. Miceli loved serving his district and the people of the Commonwealth,” said Board of Selectmen Chair Mike Champoux. “We have lost a tremendous advocate and friend. God bless you sir. Rest easy.”“This whole thing is so surreal. I can’t believe he is really gone. It is always painful when you lose a family member,” said Selectman Mike McCoy, a nephew of Miceli. “My uncle was deeply devoted to his family and they always came first. [He] dedicated the vast majority of his life to public service and his presence will be sadly missed. I cannot believe he’s gone.”“I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Representative Jim Miceli. This is obviously a very sad day for Wilmington as we mourn the loss of a man who has dedicated his entire life to serving our community,” said Selectman Greg Bendel. “My family and I extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Miceli’s family.”“The Wilmington Public Schools is very saddened by this news,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Paul Ruggiero. “Representative Miceli was always a proponent of our schools and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”“My first memory of Jim Miceli was when he hosted the field trip of my fifth grade class to the State House. He has done so for every subsequent class for more than 40 years,” recalled School Committee Chair Steve Bjork. “I will miss him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones. He was a staunch proponent of education and of state funding for the schools.”“On behalf of myself and the whole WIlmington Democratic Town Committee, we are so sad to hear the news,” said Democratic Town Committee Chair Erika Johnson. “Representative Miceli worked tirelessly advocating for both Wilmington and Tewksbury. We always looked forward to hearing the Beacon Hill updates he would give at our monthly meetings. Our thoughts are with his family and staff during this difficult time.”“I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of State Representative James ‘Jim’ Miceli,” said Republican Town Committee Chair John Goggins. “Jim’s service to his constituents was the gold standard in the Massachusetts State House. No constituent problem was too big or too small for Jim to champion… I believe that I speak for the entire Wilmington Republican Town Committee in wishing God’s blessing over Jim, his wife Jean, and the entire Miceli family.”“I am sad to learn about the passing of a friend and colleague in Wilmington State Rep. James Miceli,” said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. “He was a passionate advocate for his district and he will be missed.”“Today, the Commonwealth lost a dedicated, committed public servant in Representative Jim Miceli. He was a dear friend to me, and I give my sincere condolences to his family and those he served so passionately in the Legislature for decades,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. State Officials React“I have known Jim Miceli for about 30 years,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We did not always agree – but he was always a gentleman, and a hugely aggressive advocate for his district and his beliefs. Rest In Peace.”“I’m very sorry to hear of Rep.Miceli’s passing,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “He will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and tireless advocate for the people in his district. I enjoyed serving with him and will always be grateful for his kindness to me and to others.”“For more than 40 years, Representative Jim Miceli dedicated his life to public service as an advocate for the people of his district,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “My heart goes out to his family and the people of Wilmington on this sad day.”“My thoughts are with the family of Rep. Jim Miceli,” said State Auditor Suzanne Bump. “During my 8 years in the House with him, I could not help but marvel at what he could accomplish on behalf of his constituents. No one pressed harder or achieved as much. His is a legacy of hard work and caring.”“Representative Miceli was a tireless advocate for his district & loved the communities which he served so ably. He will be greatly missed in Wilmington, Tewksbury and, as the 2nd longest serving member, in the House,” said Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo. “My condolences to his wife Jean, his children, and grandchildren.”“Rep. Miceli was a gentleman, a fierce advocate for his constituents, and a tireless public servant who gave everything he had for the betterment of Massachusetts and his communities. His presence and voice will be missed,” said Senate President Harriette Chandler.“Rep. Jim Miceli never stopped thinking about people in Wilmington and Tewksbury, and he never stopped fighting for their interests,” said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, who represents Wilmington. “He leaves a long and strong legacy of public service. I am deeply saddened for this loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.”“My prayers go out to the family of Rep. Jim Miceli, who passed away this morning while attending a little league opening,” said State Rep. Ken Gordon, who represents Precinct 3 in Wilmington and worked closely with Miceli. “He was devoted to making the lives of the people of Wilmington and Tewksbury better. It was an honor to serve with him.”50+ Years Of Dedicated Service To Wilmington & TewksburyState Rep. Jim Miceli has been an institution in Wilmington for more than five decades. He began his public service career on the Wilmington Planning Board (1963-1966) and the Wilmington Board of Selectmen (1966-1977), prior to being elected to the House of Representatives (1977-present), where he served for 41 consecutive years. Miceli recently announced his intentions to run for a 22nd term in the fall.On Beacon Hill, Miceli had been serving as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. At the time of his passing, he was also a member of the: Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development; Joint Committee on Ways and Means; House Committee on Personnel and Administration; and the House Committee on Ways and Means.In the community, over the years, Miceli served as co-chair of the Middlesex County Advisory Board, Chair of the Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards (Region 5A), and was a member of the Elks, Friends of the Harnden Tavern, Friends of Tewksbury Hospital Board of Directors, Lions, Sons of Italy, and the MBTA Advisory Board.Born in Dorchester, Miceli graduated from Boston English High and Northeastern University. He owned and operated a successful insurance agency for more than 30 years.Miceli leaves behind an amazing family — his wife Jean; their three children Hope, James and Christina; and their six grandchildren.If YOU have memories you’d like to share of Rep. Miceli, please email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com for a future tribute article consisting of condolences and stories from his constituents.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMAN OF THE HOUSE: A Tribute To State Rep. Jim MiceliIn “Government”Wilmington Little League Renames Championship Trophy To Honor Late State Rep. Jim MiceliIn “Sports”State Rep. Candidate Pina Prinzivalli – Miceli’s Republican Challenger — Suspends Campaigning, Offers CondolencesIn “Government”last_img read more

NASA replaces Boeing Starliner astronaut before first crewed launch

first_img NASA InSight lander rocks its journey to Mars: A view in pictures NASA astronaut Mike Fincke (pictured) steps in to replace Eric Boe. James Blair/NASA/JSC Due to medical reasons, NASA has had to swap out one astronaut for another.NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke will replace Eric Boe for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later in 2019.”Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons,” NASA said in a statement Tuesday, but he will stay on the mission as assistant to the chief for commercial crew at NASA’s Johnson Space Center — the role Fincke previously held.Fincke is a seasoned replacement, having completed three space trips since joining the astronaut corps in 1996. He has spent 382 days in space and performed nine spacewalks.Fincke joins astronauts Nicole Mann from NASA and Chris Ferguson from Boeing for the mission.The Starliner’s Crew Flight Test will be the first manned launch of the spacecraft, which is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, a partnership with Boeing and SpaceX aiming to launch humans to the International Space Station (ISS).If successful, Boeing’s Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, reportedly due to make its first launch — unmanned — on Feb. 9, will mark the first time in history NASA has sent astronauts to space on systems “owned, built, tested and operated by private companies”.NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011, and says working with Boeing and SpaceX will allow American astronauts to launch to the ISS from the US using American-made rockets for the first time since the closure. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. 0 Share your voice Post a commentcenter_img 22 Photos Tags Sci-Tech Boeing NASAlast_img read more

Steve Jobs lookalike photo boots up new Apple conspiracy theories

first_img Conspiracy theorists claim Apple genius Steve Jobs is alive and hiding in Egypt’ https://t.co/PePFKf4Jhm pic.twitter.com/yn2il4P1nZ— The Sun (@TheSun) August 26, 2019 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple See it 14 If Steve Jobs were really alive, I doubt that he would be keeping quiet about the rumored ceramic casing of the upcoming Apple Watch.— Joe Original ™ (@AFutureGhost) August 26, 2019 News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? Some people had other angles on Jobs’ apparent twin. “If Steve Jobs were really alive, I doubt that he would be keeping quiet about the rumored ceramic casing of the upcoming Apple Watch,” wrote one Twitter user. See All Dead Trillion Dollar corporation founder hiding in terrorist infested EgyptConspiracy theorists: Seems legit— Wag669 (@Wagner669) August 26, 2019 $349 Whoever the unknown man is, one Reddit user has a great career opportunity idea for him.”Apple should hire this guy, bring him to USA and start a campaign that the Jobs is back from the dead,” wrote the user going by Jonesderserder. “iMalive. And he could fix the keyboards in Macbooks.” And of course, the constant conspiracy theory that the late singer Elvis Presley isn’t dead either was mentioned. “THE FAT GUY NEXT TO HIM IS ELVIS,” said one Twitter user. Don’t let the Steve Jobs conspiracy theory fake you out See It Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) Don’t be silly everyone knows Elvis lived for years in New York..— JohnArmstrong-Millar (@ArmstrongMillar) August 26, 2019 Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements Best Buy THE FAT GUY NEXT TO HIM IS #ELVIS— JAY T (@STOCKMASTER2000) August 26, 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Steve Jobs Apple Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier See It Random See It damn if that was only an apple watch— Travis Wright (@TravisW32112136) August 26, 2019 $399 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Comments No question, the image looks a lot like the late computer mogul. He’s even barefoot, as Jobs often was.But just in case anyone was tempted to jump on the conspiracy bandwagon claiming Steve-Jobs-is-alive-just-like-Elvis, check the man’s wrist.”OMG Steve Jobs doesn’t wear an Apple Watch!” said one Reddit user.Social media was all about sharing the look-alike’s photo. One Twitter user captioned a photo of the real billionaire as “Steve Jobs,” and marked the photo of the barefoot look-alike, “Steve No Job.” Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand reading • Steve Jobs look-alike photo boots up new Apple conspiracy theories $349 $399 Apple Watch Series 4 Apple Adorama Steve Jobs Steve no job pic.twitter.com/gC1mqscqJN— منصور (@x6oor) August 25, 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. • How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) Tags 1:27 Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in 2011 at age 56, eight years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But a recent photo of a Jobs look-alike, apparently taken in Egypt, started fans buzzing.The photo was shared over the weekend on Reddit by numerous users. The earliest use of the image I could find dates to Saturday, when Facebook user Ahmed Basyouney shared it there. Basyouney didn’t immediately respond to questions about whether he was the original photographer.last_img read more

Sensex to End the Year at 26900 Yuan Devaluation to Weigh HSBC

first_imgGlobal brokerage firm HSBC has kept its Sensex target for calendar 2015 unchanged at 26,900, saying China’s yuan devaluation could have a “domino effect” on the rupee, triggering heavy capital outflows. The firm has revised its target to 26,900 in May this year, down from 30,100. The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 27,931.64 on Wednesday, 100 points above its Tuesday close.HSBC has cautioned over recent offloading of shares by foreign investors in Indian markets. Overseas investor had pulled out $500 million from Indian equities, marking the highest weekly outflow in 74 weeks.”Continued logjam in Parliament combined with the devaluation of the yuan led to a sharp spike in outflows from India,” The Economic Times reported, citing a note by HSBC’s Jitendra Sriram and Vikas Ahuja.The Modi government failed to pass the land acquisition bill and the goods and services tax (GST) bill in the recently-concluded monsoon session of Parliament, as the Opposition disrupted both the Houses over the Lalit Modi row.”The delay in passage of key legislations such as GST and the Land Bill has kept investor sentiments subdued,” said the analysts.The depreciation in rupee as a result of yuan devaluation by Chinese authorities is also weighing on the domestic stock markets.The rupee has fallen by over 2% against the US dollar since China’s announced its currency devaluation move last week.Besides, global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday trimmed its growth estimate for India to 7% in the current fiscal year ending March 2016 from a previous forecast of 7.5%, citing lower-than-expected monsoon rainfall witnessed so far across the country.last_img read more

Kate Middleton has had it with Prince William Duchess still trying to

first_imgCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Men’s Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England.Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Prince William are on the verge of a fight. At least according to ITV’s royal editor, Chris Ship, who wrote: “No one is entirely sure what triggered it, or whether it’s related to one issue or many issues, but in royal circles, few will deny that there has been a fraternal rift – and it’s made things more than a little tricky.”Kate Middleton stepped into the fray, but it looks like her attention might be needed elsewhere. Rumours recently surfaced that Prince William may have cheated on Kate Middleton. The rumour is unfounded and Kate Middleton seems to know it.  LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.Photo by Clive Mason/Getty ImagesReportedly after the Easter service at Windsor, Harry and Meghan – who didn’t attend the service as she has retreated from the public eye as she awaits the baby – invited the couple Cambridge to their new home at Frogmore Cottage. The once-dubbed ‘fab four’ were reported to have had tea and chatted for around 30 minutes, according to the Mirror.Kate Middleton has her hands full putting out fires all over the Palace, but there have been missteps on her part as well. Kate Middleton reportedly left out Meghan Markle in a tribute during the Queen’s 93rd birthday celebrations, which could be seen as a huge insult to the Duchess of Sussex. But it looks like Kate Middleton is working hard to make amends. The only question is whether Meghan will be receptive to the olive branch. Meghan Markle is expected to give birth this month. The Royal couple has moved to Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the arrival of the Royal baby.last_img read more

BNP alleges reign of terror by ruling party

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the ruling party has established a ‘reign of terror’ in the country by defying rules, reports UNB.”Under the rule of the current government, the ruling party terrorists have turned the entire country into a state of terror by disrespecting the laws and rules,” he said in a statement.The statement was issued protesting against the attack on Feni unit Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal president Zakir Hossain Jasim’s business centre.Fakhrul also alleged that the government has continued attacks and repression on BNP leaders and activists to politically harass and humiliate them.The BNP leader claimed that the ruling party ‘cadres’ attacked ‘Sensive’ Hospital in Feni owned by Jasim, leaving its many staff and nurses injured.”The attack on a service-providing institution has demonstrated how much severe the government’s brutal attitude towards its opponents,” he observed.He demanded the government arrest the attackers and mete out exemplary punishment to them.last_img read more

US Navy probes after female Marines pictured naked

first_imgUS naval investigators are probing allegations that Marines distributed nude pictures of female service personnel taken without their knowledge, officials said Monday.The explicit photos, shared on a secret Facebook page which has since been taken down, reportedly showed female Marines and other women in various states of undress.Posts on the website, called “Marines United,” also contained lewd comments about some of the women.“The Marine Corps is deeply concerned about allegations regarding the derogatory online comments and sharing of salacious photographs in Marines United, a closed website,” the United States Marine Corps (USMC) said in a statement on its website.“This behavior destroys morale, erodes trust and degrades the individual. The Marine Corps does not condone this sort of behavior, which undermines its core values.”Because the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy, the scandal is being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).“NCIS is investigating those who are posting explicit photos without the permission of the person in the photos, which is potentially a felony. Beyond that, NCIS does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations,” the agency said in a statement.Fox News reported that those with access to the site included active-duty and retired male Marines, Navy personnel and British Royal Marines.The head of the US congressional committee that oversees the military called the website “unacceptable.”“Revelations of this sort of treatment against fellow Marines are troubling,” said Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.“Degrading behavior of this kind is entirely unacceptable. They and the nation deserve better.“I expect the Marine Corps to investigate this matter fully with appropriate consequences for those who willingly participated.”last_img read more

2 explosions kill 12 in Bolivia

first_imgPeople gather next to the site where a new explosion occurred in Oruro, Bolivia, on 14 February 2018. Reuters 2 explosions kill 12 in BoliviaChildren returned to school Thursday and nervous adults tried to get back to normal after being stunned by two deadly explosions during this mining city’s exuberant Carnival celebrations.People remained on edge as authorities sought explanations for the two blasts in normally peaceful Bolivia. A crater gouged into the ground at one site and splintered chairs scattered on a nearby street provide grim reminders of the 12 people killed and 50 injured.Police have blamed a bomb made of dynamite, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil for a Tuesday night blast that killed four.After the blast, officials said they were re-examining an explosion two blocks away that left eight dead late Saturday and was initially blamed on a food vendor’s leaking gas canister. Local prosecutor Mario Rocha said Thursday that investigators had not found any pieces of a gas canister.As residents called for answers, officials sought to determine if the blasts were connected and who might have been responsible for the explosions in Oruro, which is the capital of President Evo Morales’ home province. Three people detained for questioning after Tuesday night’s explosion were released Wednesday.“Nothing has been ruled out, not even a political motive,” said Rocha. “We’re still carrying out the investigations and there is no deadline. There are no arrests.”A political attack would be a startling development for modern Bolivia. No guerrilla or major violent groups operate in the Andean country of 11 million people, where violence is mostly confined to drug dealer turf wars. The last bombings occurred more than 35 years ago during a 1980-1981 dictatorship.“It’s strange and atypical … in a country that is not used to bloody acts,” said Franklin Pareja, a professor of political science at Public University of La Paz.People in a poor neighborhood held a wake Thursday for 3-year-old Alex Quekana, who was killed by Tuesday’s explosion. His father, mother and a brother are hospitalized for serious injuries.“We’re poor. We’re innocent. Our whole family has been destroyed,” said a grandmother, Maxima Solares. “If there’s no justice, I will demand it from Evo Morales.”The boy’s mother, Demetria Massi, had not been told her toddler son died.Oruro is about 135 miles (220 kilometers) southeast of La Paz, and its Carnival draws thousands of people who dance through the streets in elaborate, colorful costumes while brass bands blare.Street vendors were offended when authorities blamed the first explosion on a food vendor’s gas canister.“That’s not true. We think it was an attack,” said Elizabeth Herrera, a street vendor whose daughter and two of her granddaughters were killed by the first blast.“We’re the victims,” she said.The crater left by the second blast has been cordoned off by police, but the streets remain largely unpatrolled and residents worry about the safety of their loved ones as the city gets back into its normal routines.“Who did this?” Rosario Roque asked near the site of Tuesday night’s explosion. “I walk by the streets every day. Now, we’re scared to send our children to school.”last_img read more

Pastors Insist Grays Death Must Lead to Reform

first_imgThe Rev. Jamal H. Bryant encouraged family and friends in his eulogy. (Photos by Roberto Alejandro)With the nation’s eyes on Baltimore, local and national pastors presiding over the funeral of Freddie Gray insisted that Gray’s death not be in vain, but lead to substantial reforms.The funeral was attended by a large media presence—many in clothing far too casual for the occasion—a number of prominent national civil rights figures as well as a significant contingent of the city’s political elite. Among those who attended the funeral at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, just blocks from where Gray lived and suffered his fatal injuries on April 12, were the Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, Baltimore City Council persons Nick Mosby, Carl Stokes, and Helen Holton, former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.“Freddie’s death is going to light a match, not of looting and burning, but [that] laws could change,” said Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, of New Psalmist Baptist Church at the funeral. “When he came into your life years ago as your baby boy, you knew not the purposes that were uniquely his. You had dreams of what he might be and who he might become, but God had bigger dreams. And even in the tragicness of this moment, a bigger dream is going to be blessed. The protests around his death, serves, [in] a sense, as the defibrillator to start the heartbeat of change in this city.”A little earlier, Gray family attorney Billy Murphy had spoken to what some of that change might look like.“The [nation] wants to know whether our courts are going to respond at the highest level. Whether our police department will be reformed so that blue wall of justice, that blue wall of police gets torn down. You know the blue wall I’m talking about. The one that says ‘right or wrong, we’re going to cover for you.’”That Gray’s death would lead to reform remained a theme throughout the service, and one picked up by the Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, senior pastor of West Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple, who gave the eulogy.“Freddie’s death is not in vain,” preached Bryant to a loud response from those gathered to mourn Gray. “After this day we will keep on marching. After this day we will keep demanding justice. After this day we will keep exposing a culture of corruption.”The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke towards the end of the service, addressing the sort of change needed in Baltimore.“Do we need more state police?” asked Jackson rhetorically. “I think, when I look at the westside, we need more housing and urban development. Sixteen thousand abandoned or vacant homes? Twenty-five percent unemployment? We don’t need more policemen, we need more jobs, job training education . . . The westside needs the same thing the harbor needs: credit, trusts, investment, TIF money.”The crowd gave loud affirmation to what Jackson was saying, expressing a common frustration with the uneven development in Baltimore that has left some neighborhoods gleaming and others with an unemployment rate hovering around 50 percent. Those frustrations would soon play out more loudly in rioting and looting that would begin to take place shortly after the funeral let out.But inside New Shiloh the focus was on the significance for structural change held by Gray’s untimely death.“We’re going to leave this service for Freddie more determined to make a difference in this city,” prayed New Shiloh’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Harold Carter Jr., “this nation, and this world.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Louisville vs Kent State Postgame Quotes

first_imgStory Links (About [Christen] Cunningham scoring) “He’s a good player and he’s one of those glue guys who played really well tonight for them, but they had a lot of guys play well. I think their team, I’ve watched them a couple of times now, I think they’re growing as a group and getting more comfortable. They have a lot of new faces and guys in different roles than they were in last year and I’m sure Chris would say they’re getting better as they move along. He was certainly one of those guys who played well today.”  (On Louisville being better than what he thought) “No, they’re what I thought they were. When I watched them on film, I thought they were an NCAA tournament caliber team. When you play against them, they’re physical, they’ve got some length up front. They’ve got an elite player (Jordan Nwora), who I know didn’t play great tonight, but he’s an elite player. He hit two huge threes, back-to-back in the first half which gave them separation. They do a lot of things that good teams do. To me in the first half, and I’m disappointed for how we played in the first half, but they did a really good job making it difficult for us to score. It was their defense. Ball pressure, physicality, not allowing the ball to get by guys, keeping it in front and forcing contested shots, keeping us off the foul line. They did a good job with that in the first half. They guarded us more physically than anybody we played this year.” (On last minute adjustments before the end of the non-conference schedule) “I don’t know if it’s clean up. You are always in that mode, whether you are preparing for someone or not. But, we’ll address some things we haven’t had to utilize, so our zone offense hasn’t been seen in the last four or five games because nobody’s played zone. We really have to sharpen that up, for us, not for anyone else or for any future opponent. And, we have to do some defensive things that I am not going to publicly talk about.” (On not relying too much on Jordan Nwora) “My thing with Jordan is just taking good shots. There’s times when a guy gets on a roll and you want to run plays for him, you’re going to highlight him on the scouting report. His looks are going to be a lot more difficult, but I think for the most part, our shot selection is getting better. Our turnovers tonight were cut down. That happens in basketball. There’s going to be times where the team does a great job in scouting and doesn’t score as much. We have other talented players that can pick up the slack.” (On number of shots Christen Cunningham takes) “Not really, I want him to be aggressive and I thought he was. Good point guards do what the game tells them. If people collapse, then he’ll spread it out. He does a great job, I think a couple times he didn’t quite honor the ball screen, he got all the way to the rim. It’s really fun to coach CC because it’s like I’m coaching a 35-year-old veteran out there and that’s a luxury that a lot of college coaches don’t have.”  (About holding teams to under 45 percent and UofL shooting 65 percent) “I was disappointed from our perspective and where we were defensively. We weren’t locked in as we needed to be, but at the same time you got to give them credit. They made shots. They made plays for each other. They competed at a high level and that’s why they were playing as well as they were.” (On defending off turnovers) “A few dead ball turnovers, and those you don’t have to worry about defending. I was just glad that our turnovers were kept to a minimum against a team that relies on them and pressures. They were virtually pressing from the 12-minute mark on down, and for us to do what we did, we didn’t quite convert every time, but I thought we got the shots that we wanted. We missed a few around the rim as usual.” (On defending Jaylin Walker) “A lot, he and (senior guard) Jalen Avery. Those are the two horses for them. It goes against your pack-line principles when you start to say, “Let’s deny him the ball,’ and that’s what we tried to do the last four or five minutes of the game. They ultimately took him out or maybe he fouled out, I’m not sure, he wasn’t in there in the very end. When you choose to deny someone the ball, you start to get very spread out, and that opens up the lane for drives, post-ups, slips to the rim. It never got to the point where the deficit was so intense that we thought this could be a one or two possession game down the stretch, but after he hit that last one, we tried to deny him the best we could.” Kent State Head Coach Rob Senderoff(Opening Statement) “Louisville’s got a really good team, playing very hard. Disappointed how we came out in the first half, it was uncharacteristic of our team, in the second half we competed much better. Hats off to them for the team they have and the program that they have.”center_img (About the slow start) “It’s hard to say why we got off to a bad start. I’m sure Louisville had a lot to do with that, in fact I know they did. But it’s disappointing that we didn’t play as well in the first half as we did in the second half, or even compete as hard, that’s really more than play well. That was disappointing, but again give Louisville credit, and give Chris [Mack] and his group credit. They had a lot of guys, their secondary guys who are really good players too really played well tonight and that’s why they won.” (On team offensive performance in first half) “Pretty good, and I want to go back to the other side of the ball too, because I thought that was as good as we’ve played on both ends of the floor. We got stops, the last two four-minute wars were our best in the game to where we got the separation and from that point it was really an even game, but I don’t know if it would have been, even had Jaylin not hit those shots in the second half. I thought our play in the last eight minutes of the first half was indicative of who we can be.” (On Dwayne Sutton’s season-high 16 points) “Their — what you call ‘role guys’ or ‘secondary guys’ — they all played well tonight. They didn’t miss open shots, they got to the paint, they defended at a high level and they took us out of what we wanted to do in the first half. I’ll watch the film, but in watching it live, it was some of it where we couldn’t get to spots on the floor because of them.” (About [Jaylin] Walker’s second half) “Yeah, he’s an elite scorer and a really good player. We were able to get him some good looks. Once he starts feeling it, he’s able to make some tough ones too, which I’m sure he did.” (On balanced scoring) “Obviously, (junior forward) Dwayne (Sutton) and (graduate guard) CC (Christen Cunningham), and (sophomore forward) Malik (Williams) had his really good game for us offensively. My bigger concern, and it hasn’t been a concern with this team, is sharing the ball. So often, teams fight themselves—don’t want to make the extra pass, that’s not a sign of our team. That’s really fun to coach that when guys are hitting the open man. The go-to guy for us is the guy that’s open. We have to make decisions and find that guy. So, we’re going to have nights where (sophomore forward) Jordan (Nwora) scores a lot, we’re going to have nights where other guys pick up the slack because they put so much attention on Jordan, which I thought they did tonight. And, I thought we were very balanced offensively tonight.” (On playing inside-out basketball) “It was a little awkward game offensively, especially in the second half, because they chose to trap a lot, whether that was the post, whether that was as we were bringing the ball up, first pass. But again, to have 10 turnovers against that, I thought, kudos to our guys for being strong with the ball and making the right decision. I thought we got the ball in the lane as much as we could. We drew some fouls and got to the free throw line as many times as we did. I think we’re getting better with getting the ball in the paint, making decisions from there.” Louisville Head Coach Chris Mack (Opening Statement) “I keep saying it over and over, but we beat a really good team today in Kent State. I thought our team defended at a really high level, minus maybe the first few minutes of the game. I will say this that there are sometimes where you do everything you can defensively and a guy hits shots that you have no control of defending. You see it all the time at the next level, but rarely do you see it at this level, and (senior guard) Jaylin Walker, some of the circus shots that he hit at the end of the game made the margin a bit closer than I really thought it was. I thought our guys played well. We did a great job against a pressure defensive team of keeping our turnovers down. We had 10 turnovers for the game. That was a big point of emphasis all week, and I feel really good about what our team accomplished today against one of the best teams in the MAC. I’ve known (Kent State head coach) Rob (Senderoff) for a long time. I think this is his most talented team, so we’re excited with the win and we’re going to continue to get better and it’s great that we have a few days off and not an opponent here in a couple days.” (On believing that Louisville is an NCAA tournament team) “I do but I mean there’s a lot of games to be played. But I look at that and that to me looks like an NCAA tournament team. In the games they’ve lost, they’ve played well. I look at that and see an NCAA tournament team. They’re playing these non-conference games that are difficult will end up helping them because they’ve played a good schedule. They have toughness for sure.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Delightful kebab

first_imgDilliwallas most cherished food fantasy comes alive as Paatra -The Indian cuisine restaurant at Jaypee Sidharth as it announces special Kebab and scotch promotion from April 24 to May 23. Spike up your summer evenings with Scotch served with succulent and mouthwatering kebab dishes, at Paatra. Relish unlimited quantities of six vegetarian and six non vegetarian kebabs along with Saundha gosht, dal, breads and desserts accompanied by scotch at just Rs 2199 plus taxes . Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The fare is a culinary delight for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. A selection of delicious Dakshini tali macchli, Shammi kebab , Ambi mahi tikka  Shikampuri, Tawa marua macchli, Tofu ke pasandey, Jaitooni paneer tikka , Haaq ki shaami, Aloo aur akhrot ki seekh etc combined with sparkling scotch. Come cheer your favourite teams during the IPL matches with your family and friends while enjoying this gastronomic feast. Where: Paatra, Jaypee Siddharth, When: April 24 to May 3, Price: RS 1499 onwardslast_img read more

Battling odds 6 tribal girls crack Madhyamik examination with flying colours

first_imgKolkata: What does Preeti and Kichku, Sefali Desra, Seema Marandi and Kakkhimoni and Purnima Tudu have in common?These tribal girls are the first generation learners and they have all successfully passed the Madhyamik examination whose result was announced on Wednesday.Madarpur village under Rajnagar block in Birbhum district is around 40 km from Suri and is a tribal-dominated village. Along with poverty, the illiteracy rate is also very high.Festivities began early in the village when news of the girls clearing the Madhyamik examination poured in on Wednesday afternoon. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe girls were given coaching by Bulaki and Sushmita Chakraborty, two members of Shreeja India.Taparada Mardy, a local youth and a WBCS aspirant gave them coaching in Mathematics. Chakraborty taught them other subjects like English, History, Geography and Physical Science too. Chanda Marandi, a local of the village, gave two rooms of her house for their coaching classes. Chakraborty stayed in the village for four days to coach the girls. Shreeja got immense cooperation from local teachers who allowed the girls to attend the coaching classes on Mondays and Tuesdays without attending school on these two days. When Tapan Roy, Shreeja coordinator, approached the school authorities with the request to send the girls to coaching on school days, the teachers accepted it as all wanted them to clear the first public examination. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedShreeja India has been set up by Shib Shankar Dasgupta, an engineer from Jadavpur University now settled in the United States. Shreeja’s purpose is to make girls self-reliant and encourage them to devote their spare time in playing games like football. In Birbhum, a football coaching centre was set up in 2017.The girls come and play football and within a few months, the game became very popular among the girls in the villages.”The game helps them to improve their physical fitness and at the same time their sense of cooperation went up fast,” Dasgupta said.It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Police in collaboration with Shreeja have introduced Damini, a project where football coaching is provided to the girls with a view to make them self-reliant.Two football coaching centres have been set up in Park Circus and the other one in North Kolkata. The girls who come to play football will be given coaching in studies later.last_img read more