Got to learn a lot from MS Dhoni while playing for Jharkhand: Ishan Kishan to India Today

first_imgPushed and rotated down the order in first four games by the Gujarat Lions, Ishan Kishan is much relieved to finally open the innings, a slot he bats on while playing for Jharkhand in domestic cricket.   From No 4 to 7, the Gujarat Lions team management experimented with the 18-year-old on all four batting positions in the first four games of the season. The talented youngster could only muster a total of 54 runs from three outings, which included a 16-ball 39 against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.Now, back in his usual opening role, the left-hander has responded with two 30-plus knocks in the last two matches.”I have to make most of this big opportunity. The team combination was such that I was batting lower down the order. But, I never thought that it is not my slot. I wanted to perform in whatever role was assigned to me. Now, opening the innings with someone like Brendon McCullum, is a big thing for a youngster like me,” Kishan told INDIA TODAY.Much before he rubbed shoulders with international stars in this year’s IPL, the Ranchi lad, just like the rest of his state team players, was lucky to have the company of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the dressing room this domestic season.It turned out to be a perfect preparation for the T20 extravaganza.”When you have someone like MSD in your dressing room, there is no need to ask for anything else. I got to learn so much from him while playing for Jharkhand this season. Batting alongside in the nets, he used to tell us about all aspects of the game. It helped me a lot while batting in a pressure situation during the IPL with more than 40,000 people present in the stadium,” says Kishan.advertisementNearing 36, Dhoni can still give many youngsters a run for their money when it comes to testing fitness levels. Kishan is hugely inspired with the way former India skipper manages his body.”What he (Dhoni) stresses most on is about maintaining a good fitness level. He told me that if you are not working on your fitness then it will eventually affect your game a lot. I used to always concentrate only on bating and bowling earlier. If you look at our team’s showing this season, Jharkhand did well in every format. It was all due to the superb fitness level maintained by the players. We were putting the same kind of effort in our eighth Ranji game as we had put in the very first one.”Another India great who has had a huge impact on the wicketkeeper-batsman is Rahul Dravid, also the national Under-19 team coach.”During the World Cup, Dravid Sir was our coach. He told me about the mistakes I was making and all the technicalities. He also told us about the player-owner relationship in the IPL, about how much confidence a player gets if his owner supports him. It has really helped me a lot.”With his U-19 mates Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson having already made their India debuts, Kishan knows that the opportunity will come knocking his door as well.”It is really a good competition (amongst youngsters), they are doing really well too. But, I don’t want to think about them. I keep telling myself to get better with each game. That is what I want to focus on right now.”last_img read more

South Korean Shipping Firm Fined for Oil Dumping

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company Doorae Shipping Co. has been fined by the US District Court of Hawaii for dumping oily bilge water into the ocean, court documents show.In February, the 2009-built oil tanker B.Sky, owned by Doorae Shipping, discharged polluted water into the ocean while several hundred miles off the coast of Hawaii. The ship’s chief engineering officer Jeung Mun failed to report of the discharge and had instead put in place a bypass system that is said to had released at least 500 gallons of polluted water into the ocean.Both the company and the chief engineer pleaded guilty to failing to maintain an accurate oil record and for making false statements to the U.S. Coast Guard concerning the discharge.Doore Shipping was fined with USD 950,000, whereas Mun faces a five-year prison sentence and a fine of USD 250,000.The court also ordered the company to participate in an environmental compliance program, putting it on two years’ probation.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Whistleblower Haryana bureaucrat transferred after exposing scholarship scam

first_imgChandigarh: A Haryana bureaucrat, who played a crucial role in unearthing a post-matric scholarship scam of nearly Rs 19 crore, has been transferred from the department which is under the scanner. Officer Sanjeev Verma was shifted on Thursday from the Department of Welfare of Schedules Castes and Backward Classes and posted as the Special Secretary and Director, Archives Department. According to the government, Verma’s transfer is a routine affair. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah Taking the lead from Verma’s investigation, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar last month asked the State Vigilance Bureau to probe the multi-crore post-matric scholarship scam. The bureaucrat revealed how the funds meant for the Scheduled Caste and Backward Class students were fraudulently diverted by changing Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries to the others who were not eligible for the scholarship. Officials said Verma initially unearthed the scam in Sonipat district where Rs 3.53 crore was illegally transferred to other accounts. Later, this amount swelled to Rs 18.45 crore. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey Colony Verma, who is currently on leave, has been demanding a special audit by the Accountant General as Rs 236 crore has been disbursed under post-matric scholarship in the three years. Last month he threatened to sit on fast outside the Chandigarh Police headquarters here as it was taking much time to register a case based on his report. Subsequently, a case was registered on May 13. The report pointed out misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 14.92 crore in Sonepat, Rohtak, Panipat and Fatehabad districts in connivance with officials.last_img read more

Media misquoted us on GMS asserts GJC

first_imgNEW DELHI: All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) Vice-Chairman Shaankar Sen has clarified about misrepresentation of his comment on Gold Monetization Scheme and certain media reports carrying the incorrect versions in the mention of quantum of Gold proposed to be deposited under revised GMS “The Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) was introduced by the Prime Minister in 2015 to turn gold holdings into an earning asset by allowing residents to deposit physical gold- bars, coins or jewellery — into a Gold Savings Account — the idea being to mobilize domestic gold to be channelized for productive use in the system,” said Sen. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal” However, the total deposits accumulated by the banks under the GMS are 11.1 tonnes, which is a meagre number as compared to the estimated holdings of 23,000-24000 tonnes,” he added. Also, making the GMS more effective is important to address the widening current account deficit (CAD) issue, Sen explained. “In such a scenario, it becomes imperative to understand the reason for the non-participation in the GMS,” he said. “One of the major reasons is the lack of clarity as regards the minimum quantity of Gold an individual can deposit without any scrutiny or questionability from the Income Tax department,” added Sen. “We urge that Government must give exemptions to a married woman of 500 grams gold & a family of 900 grams gold as accepted in IT Act of gold deposited under GMS.,” said Sen.last_img read more

Quebec domestic violence victim awarded 315000 in civil suit against attacker

first_imgMONTREAL — A court has awarded a Quebec woman who was violently attacked by her longtime partner $315,000 in damages in a decision her lawyer hopes will provide victims of domestic violence another avenue to obtain justice.The woman, whose identity is not revealed in the court documents, testified that the attack took place while she was confined for three days in September 2012.Court documents says she was beaten and bruised by Craig O’Brien, with whom she had been in a common law relationship for seven years — a union that became increasingly toxic over time.O’Brien testified that he was extremely intoxicated and could not remember the extent of the injuries he inflicted, which included a broken finger, multiple contusions and lacerations. He also prevented her from eating, and she testified that she was certain she was going to die.She managed to escape when O’Brien went on the balcony to smoke, and she called police in the Montreal suburb of Laval.He pleaded guilty to charges including unlawful confinement, assault and aggravated assault. He was sentenced by a Quebec court judge to eight months in jail, serving just a few months.In 2015, the woman decided to sue for damages in Quebec Superior Court.“She was outraged that after everything that had been done to her, this fellow would only spend three months in jail,” said lawyer Daniel Romano. “She wanted justice. She wanted to be compensated for what she’d actually lost, and she wanted to serve as an example to other women.”In a decision dated Nov. 20, Justice Pierre Journet agreed she was entitled to compensation.While she’s now gone through counselling and has began rebuilding her life, the court ruling described the lasting psychological impact of the hold he had on her.The judge noted in his ruling O’Brien did not express remorse and instead argued his partner could have left if she had been fearful.“All of the violent assaults during these days left her with post-traumatic stress that still affects her,” Journet wrote.“He controlled her, satisfied his war-like instincts on her, threatened her with reprisals during their life together and wounded her in a savage and unforgivable assault.”Louise Riendeau, who heads an organization that represents shelters for abused women, said cases awarding damages are rare — she’s only heard of a handful in recent years.Not all women will have the resources to go to court, she said, but the ruling sends a strong message.“It’s a way for them to have recognized the hardship they went through,” she said. “It’s a way for women to retake power in those instances, to have the sentiment that they were victimized.”The damages include $113,000 plus interest to compensate for lost salary, dental benefits, pension contributions and to reimburse credit card debt from a card she’d let him use.O’Brien is ordered to pay an additional $125,000 in damages and $75,000 in punitive damages —  $25,000 for each day she was unlawfully confined.“In this case, we wanted to set a very, very clear precedent,” Romano said. “We’ve accomplished that, it’s a very positive step forward.”Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Supriyo engages in altercation with local youths over coal mafia dig against

first_imgKolkata: The outgoing BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo, who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the same seat, lost his cool during his election rally on Thursday morning when some local youths protested against him for accusing his political rival Trinamool Congress of running a syndicate with coal mafias.The incident sparked tension at the Dhandadihi area of Andal, where Supriyo was conducting a road show. Some youths, who the BJP claimed to be Trinamool Congress supporters, protested against Supriyo as he was accusing TMC of being involved in a syndicate operating out of coal mine areas. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThis allegedly made Supriyo so angry that he engaged in an altercation with the youths. He also claimed that TMC might have deployed the youths to disrupt his road show. The irate BJP MP allegedly instructed his party workers to ‘throw them out’. The BJP workers finally dissuaded the youths from protesting and dispersed them. Curious onlookers were stranded on both sides of the road. The district election officers are currently looking into the matter. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt may be mentioned here that some BJP workers were earlier found sitting in a car with a sticker on it reading ‘On Election duty’. The car was spotted close to the residence of Supriyo in Asansol and there was a BJP flag on the bonnet of the car. The incident has led to a political slugfest between the BJP and Trinamool Congress leaders in Asansol. Supriyo has been under the scanner of the Election Commission after he was found playing the controversial theme song of BJP, defying the commission’s instructions. He has since stopped playing the song but controversy seems to still surround him. A section of TMC leaders in West Midnapore district are saying that Supriyo is losing his cool as BJP is apprehending defeat in the seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Experienced Japanese official to lead UN maritime agency

Koji Sekimizu, 59, will take over from Efthimios E. Mitropoulos as Secretary-General of the London-based International Maritime Organization (IMO) as of 1 January 2012. He will initially serve a four-year term.Mr. Sekimizu was elected by the 40-member IMO Council, which is currently holding its latest session, and the IMO Assembly still has to formally approve the decision in November.The Secretary-General-elect is currently the director of IMO’s maritime safety division, and has worked in various roles for the agency since 1989. Before then he worked as a ship inspector and in other roles as a Japanese transport ministry official, and studied both marine engineering and naval architecture.After the announcement, Mr. Mitropoulos pledged to work closely with Mr. Sekimizu between now and the end of this year to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.Mr. Sekimizu defeated five other candidates: Lee Sik Chai (Republic of Korea), Andreas Chrysostomou (Cyprus), Neil Ferrer (the Philippines), Jeffrey Lantz (the United States) and Esteban Pacha Vicente (Spain). 28 June 2011A Japanese official with extensive maritime industry experience will be the next head of the United Nations agency responsible for the security and safety of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution. read more

A better NAFTA for workers Union leaders make their case in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Everyone talks about a new NAFTA that will help the working class: Donald Trump was elected on it, the Canadian government calls it a priority and the Mexican government says it’s open to improving labour conditions.Labour leaders want to hold them to their word.Hundreds of people gathered in a street rally organized by unions in Mexico City, while across town negotiators from the three countries huddled in a hotel Friday and began the second round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement.A Canadian auto-workers leader addressed the crowd as people cheered and chanted slogans amid a sea of banners and street-food vendors peddling Mexican delicacies. Jerry Dias of Unifor derided the original NAFTA as a corporate scam, where companies shifted jobs to Mexico, then kept wages low there.He shouted out a series of suggested improvements: Easier unionization rules for Mexico; the end of a Mexican practice where auto companies insist upon a long-term contract guaranteeing low wages before building a plant; a higher minimum wage in Mexico; an end to right-to-work laws in the U.S.; and an international mechanism to enforce new NAFTA labour standards.“It’s our time to fix the wrongs of the past,” Dias said.“The promise of NAFTA — that it would improve the standard of living for workers in all three countries — that was a lie….. The Mexican workers that work in your auto plants can’t afford to buy the cars that you build. And that is an absolute disgrace.”He asked the crowd through a Spanish-language interpreter whether people agreed that if workers in Canada and the United States earn $35 an hour, perhaps a Mexican worker might make the equivalent 525 pesos an hour.Many in the crowd burst out laughing when they heard the latter number. A salary that high is inconceivable for the average Mexican factory worker. Speakers at the event shared stories about intimidation of labour and even the murder of Mexican workers.Several heaped scorn on their own national government, deriding it as corrupt and indifferent to working people.“It’s the end of a six-year term marked in blood, in political pressure, in reforms that hurt the Mexican people,” said Gonzalo Martinez of the national education workers’ union, referring to national elections next year, as a new left-wing populist party leads the polls.A woman in the crowd said most Mexicans didn’t feel NAFTA’s benefits. Indeed, while wages have generally gone up in Canada and the U.S. since 1993, they have stagnated and even declined in Mexico.“We don’t see it,” said Patricia Perez of the Institute of Social Investigations, which researches working conditions at Mexico’s National Autonomous University.“Things are worse in the fields. Agriculture workers feel abandoned.”She said many earn the minimum of about $6 per day. Auto workers are better off, she conceded.And that’s an important distinction. Supporters of NAFTA point to it all the time. While Dias is correct that Mexican salaries haven’t grown overall, stats also show that the workers seeing the biggest gains are in parts of the economy exposed to trade.That includes the auto sector.One industry representative rejected the idea of a silver-bullet solution. A sudden, dramatic growth in labour costs would simply risk moving production to Asia, leaving all of North America worse off, said Flavio Volpe of Canada’s auto-parts manufacturers’ association.He said Canada and the U.S. have maintained their overall auto work force, and what’s moved to Mexico are low-skilled tasks — like stitching seat belts and making windows: “You can quote me on this one: nobody in southern Ontario is going to be making seat belts and windows,” Volpe said.The fact these jobs are in Mexico — and not Asia — is good for Canada, he said: it creates spinoff effects up north, as vehicle parts criss-cross the border.As for using a trade deal to increase wages, one Mexico analyst says that’s hard to do. That’s because any salary increase, or new labour rules, would have to be enforced by the national government — and Mexico’s has a poor track record.Duncan Wood says there’s a simpler solution: demographics.He pointed out that Mexico’s population growth has plummeted in recent decades, and is now barely one-third its pace of the 1970s. Young workers will soon find themselves in higher demand, he said.“The first thing is to recognize that Mexico’s demographics are changing,” said Wood, of Washington’s Wilson Center.“This question of having a lot of cheap labour is going to solve itself, in the medium term.” read more

November market up 576 on weak 2008 performance

·         New car registrations up 57.6% on weak 2008 to 158,082 units, in line with November 2007 volumes.·         Year-to-date registrations down 8.8% at 1,844,063 units but full year market likely to exceed 1.975 million units.·         Scrappage accounted for 21.6% of all new car registrations in November. ·         Business, fleet and private sales increased in the month with private up 141.2%. “The increase in new car registrations in November reflects the positive impact of the Scrappage Incentive Scheme, customers avoiding the VAT increase in January and the very difficult conditions we experienced a year ago,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “SMMT is urging government to use its Pre-Budget Report to sustain the recovery and generate business confidence by stimulating demand in key parts of the new vehicle market.” For more details please see the attached files. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Chocolate bars could shrink by a fifth to avoid cutting sugar in

first_imgFood manufacturers have been told to cut sugar by 20 per cent by 2020Credit:Alamy  “We will publish details of exactly who is doing what and in the event which we don’t see progress we will be giving further advice to the Government.“We can’t duck the fact a third of children are leaving primary school overweight or obese and obesity generally is having a profound effect, not just on the costs offer the health service, but on the overall health of the nation. This is the most ambitious childhood obesity plan in the world.” Sugar being poured from a spoon  “However, the missing factor in this report is how these targets will be enforced. We’ve seen over recent weeks that some companies within the food and drink industry have made great progress whilst others are seriously lagging behind and others claiming wrongly that they can’t do it.”However, Duncan Selbie, the Chief Executive of PHE, said companies who failed to meet the targets would be named and shamed, and argued that implementing legislation would leave the Government open to years of protracted argument in the courts.“We didn’t want to spend years in judicial review arguing about whether a jaffa cake is a cake of a biscuit,” he said. Show more But the new guidance states that companies who do not want to reformulate can meet targets by simply cutting the size of their products. PHE said chocolate companies may find reformulation ‘difficult’ and that reducing size was probably the most sensible solution.However, anti-obesity campaigners warned that without reformulation shoppers would encourage shoppers to buy two smaller bars.Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said: “Simply down-sizing sugary food is not the answer. Of the four options given to industry to remove 20 per cent sugar from their products, down-sizing runs the real risk that people will buy two of whatever the product is and eat substantially more.“The preferred option is to reformulate the entire product and replace sugar with other ingredients.”Although other experts praised the sugar reduction targets, they questioned whether manufacturers would actually meet the voluntary commitment if there were no sanctions for failing to comply. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Chocolate bars are likely to shrink by a fifth in the next three years after Public Health England told sweet manufacturers they could meet obesity targets by cutting product size.Today PHE published new guidelines which call on food manufacturers to reduce the sugar content of cereals, breakfast goods, yoghurts, biscuits, ice creams, sweet spreads and confectionery by 20 per cent by 2020.The cuts are intended to reduce the number of children who are overweight or obese by the end of the decade and take 200,000 tons of sugar out of the British diet each year. A record percentage of children now have weight problems with one in three overweight or obese, by the time they leave primary school at the age of 10 or 11. Studies have shown that being overweight in childhood makes future health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes, far more likely and places a huge burden on the NHS. Under the Government’s plan, from 2018 a sugar tax will be imposed on drinks which have more than 5g of sugar per 100m, which would add around 7p to can of Coca-cola. Graham MacGregor, professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and chairman of Action on Sugar, said: “We congratulate PHE’s tremendous achievement on setting coherent and achievable sugar reduction targets in such a short space of time.last_img read more

SEHA GAZPROM 20152016 survey Veszprem big four and big names

SEHA GAZPROMSEHA handball Balkan-Handball.com made a survey before the official start of the SEHA GAZPROM league season 2015/2016. Ten teams from seven countries will compete for the trophy of the best team in the „region“. Ten players from all 10 teams answered on several questions…VESZPREM – NEW-OLD CHAMPIONThere is no doubt. The biggest chances to remain at the TOP of the SEHA GAZPROM league have MKB MVM Veszprem. The Hungarian powerhouse won 19 from 20 matches in their first season 2014/2015.„BIG FOUR“The big four of the SEHA GAZPROM league in opinion of the SEHA players is – Veszprem, RK Vardar Skopje, Meshkov Brest and PPD Zagreb. The only team who could make the problem to this list is Slovakian Tatran Presov.PALMARSSON AND ILICThe two players who are seen to be the best in the season ahead are Veszprem’s stars – Aron Palmarsson and Momir Ilic. „Ex-Kielers“ will be very important part of the squad in VELUX EHF CL campaign in which Hungarians want „all“.GOALSCORER KING – RADOSAV ANTLSEHA colleagues think that the biggest chances to take the crown for the TOP goalscorer of season 2015/2016 has Slovakian left wing Radoslav Antl. He was undoubtly the No1. in the previous season…ARPAD STERBIK „THE WALL“Goalkeeper with the biggest chances to take the title of the „season best“ is Spanish NT member from RK Vardar Skopje – Arpad Šterbik ahead of Roland Mikler from Veszprem…DEREVEN AND MARSENIC „TO EXPLODE“The two players who can reach the maximum of their potential in the upcoming season, according to opinion of their colleagues from 10 teams, are two RK Vardar signings – Russian left back Alexander Dereven  and Serbian line-player Mijajlo Marsenic.The fifth season of the SEHA GAZPROM league starts on Saturday when Meshkov Brest will host RK Spartak Subotica. ← Previous Story Basketball marketing guru will be new RK Gorenje director Next Story → Barca’s Filip Jicha in new mission: I want my third title in Cologne read more

Did it come from the taxpayer PAC chief slams Hogans officials over

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GxeZYNmAeURIGHT AT THE end of the Public Accounts Committee’s nearly four hour grilling of officials over the Irish Water consultancy spend, there was a rather heated exchange between Phil Hogan’s officials and the committee chair John McGuinness.The Department of Environment’s Geraldine Tallant and Maria Graham faced questions over just how Irish Water is funded as McGuinness expressed a wish for Irish Water to be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG).Tallant argued that from a “C&AG perspective there is no exchequer funding in Irish Water” to the disbelief of McGuinness who said: “How can you say there is no exchequer money in it?”There followed lengthy soliloquy from McGuinness who noted: “If these figures did not come in some way from the taxpayer you’ve wasted four hours today and you’ve wasted another four hours yesterday.”The exchange is worth a watch in the video above. (Apologies for the video and sound being out of sync, this is beyond our control).Read: Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’Read: “This government is shrouding itself in secrecy,” – Fianna Fáil hit out at Irish Water controversylast_img read more

Francesco Totti questions VAR officials

first_imgFrancesco Totti has criticised the VAR officials after a 2-2 draw with Inter Milan questioning why they failed to see the penaltyClub legend and director Totti spoke to the media in place of Coach Eusebio Di Francesco after the game.“It was an open game between two great teams who scored four goals, created many more chances, hit the woodwork and were denied a penalty. It was very exciting,” the director told Football Italia.The reference was to an incident 30 seconds before the opening Inter goal, when Danilo D’Ambrosio clearly tripped Nicolò Zaniolo just inside the penalty area.The remarkable element is that Fabbri in the VAR booth did not alert referee Gianluca Rocchi to the foul or ask him to view it again.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Everyone saw it, there’s no need to describe. I want to know, and we all do, how those in the VAR booth didn’t see that foul. We all saw it on a far smaller screen. It’s shameful.“Why don’t you call them and ask how they didn’t see that? This is precisely what VAR was introduced for. Rocchi might’ve seen it or not, but that’s not the issue. The VAR officials had to see it. Fabbri was watching another game on his screen, evidently.“We cannot go on like this. There are meetings, we go here and there to discuss how VAR is used, when and in what way, then it’s not used on an incident like this?“That’s not because it’s Roma, it could happen to any club. It’s impossible. Someone ought to call Fabbri and ask: ‘What were you looking at?’ It’s all fine to laugh and joke, but this is serious.“We’re not seeking alibis, but this changes the game. We could’ve taken the lead, moments later Inter score. It changes the entire match and that can change an entire season.”last_img read more

Muzaffarnagar riots Absconding accused arrested by UP STF from

first_imgMUZAFFARNAGAR: A man accused of killing two brothers during 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots and the third sibling, who was the eyewitness in the case, in March this year, was nabbed by the Special Task Force (STF) of the UP Police from Khatauli area in the district on Saturday evening. Sehdev, against whom attachment proceedings were initiated, was arrested by the STF, Station House Officer (SHO) Navratan Gautam said on Sunday. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us Ashfaq, who had witnessed the killings of his brothers Nawab and Shahid during the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, was shot dead on March 11 after he had apparently refused to withdraw the case, police said. Six other accused in the case were already arrested, police said. The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and its adjoining areas in August and September 2013 had claimed more than 60 lives, while over 40,000 people were displaced.last_img read more

Jammu and Kashmir Envoy says UKs stand unchanged issue should

first_imgAHMEDABAD: Britain’s High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Tuesday that his country’s stand on Jammu and Kashmir had not changed, and the Kashmir issue must be resolved bilaterally between India and Pakistan by taking into account the “wishes of Kashmiri people”. His country took the same stand when the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) discussed the issue recently, he added. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Asquith’s statement to reporters here came in the aftermath of the Indian government abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “UK’s position has not changed one degree…We are no different today than we were a year ago, which is, the question of Kashmir has to be sorted out bilaterally between the Indian government and the Pakistani government, taking into account the wishes of Kashmiri people,” Asquith said. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us The United Kingdom took the same stand when the Kashmir issue was discussed behind closed doors during a meeting called by the UNSC, he added. “The Indian government has made it clear what is its objective on Article 370 (abrogation), that includes human and economic development of Kashmir. And we welcome it, and we look forward to seeing that (objective) being developed and delivered,” he said. Advertise With Us Asked what citizens of his country thought about the Indian government’s decision regarding Jammu and Kashmir (abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories), Asquith said the perception of India in the UK was not “one dimensional”. “Texture of relation is more interesting and thicker than you can imagine,” he added.last_img read more

Pokemon GO is finally here but what is it

first_img The Wonderful World of Pokemon GO1/10Pokemon GO is an augmented reality Pokemon game that uses your device’s location services and camera to bring the Pokemon universe to life.<><> Nintendo‘s experimental jump into mobile gaming has begun with Pokemon GO, an augmented reality game that’s as close to real-life Pokemon as we’re ever going to get.Pokemon GO launched earlier this week on Android devices, but iPhone owners were left high and dry. Fortunately, late last night, Pokemon GO was stealth released on iOS devices and it quickly rose to the top of the Free App charts. People want to catch monsters with their phone. Who knew?But what is Pokemon GO? The only way to find out is to dive right in. Nintendo plans on supporting Pokemon GO with additional generations of Pokemon, so your Pokedex will always need entries. Additionally, legendary events will bring fans together in massive gatherings to catch rare and elusive Pokemon, and because the game uses geo-targeting data, there will always be adventures to be had. Pokemon GO might just be the future of the Pokemon franchise, if not the mobile gaming world.last_img read more

Buster promises to solve captchas automatically

first_imgBuster promises to solve captchas automatically by Martin Brinkmann on December 12, 2018 in Firefox, Google Chrome – 35 commentsBuster: Captcha Solver for Humans is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and related browsers to make captchas less frustrating on the Internet.Websites may display captchas for verification to site visitors; this is done often to block bots and flagged IP addresses from accessing a site or service.Internet users may run into captchas for a number of reasons: when they use shared IP addresses or VPNs, or when their requests trigger flags, e.g. when they make too many connections in a certain amount of time.One of the most common forms of a captcha requires visual identification of objects on a photo or image, e.g. to identify cars, shops, or traffic signals on the photo. Users need to click on squares in a grid to identify the requested objects and solve the captcha.The solving of captchas can be quite frustrating; not only do captchas interrupt workflows, they are sometimes difficult to solve and may prevent access to certain resources if they can’t be solved.Buster: Captcha Solver for HumansBuster: Captcha Solver for Humans is a free browser extension to automate the solving of captchas. While the extension won’t just skip the captcha, it uses an ingenious method to solve them.Most captchas support audio challenges next to visual challenges. The extension uses speech recognition to solve captchas automatically so that you don’t have to do so.All you do is click on the extension button at the bottom of the widget to have it solve the audio captcha automatically.Speech recognition is not infallible but you can retry if the extension did not get it right the first time.  Granted, it may sometimes be faster to solve the captcha manually but if you run into one that you can’t solve, you may want check if Buster can solve it for you.Buster is not the first extension of its kind. Cloudhole was released in 2016 for Firefox to make Cloudflare captchas less painful; Cloudflare launched Privacy Pass in 2017 to limit the number of captchas displayed to users, and Google launched reCaptcha v3 in 2018 to switch to a captcha system that required no user interaction.Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 13 votes Software Name Buster: Captcha Solver for HumansSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://github.com/dessant/buster Advertisementlast_img read more

AP PHOTOS A look at daily life inside North Korea

first_img Sponsored Stories Here’s a gallery of some of his recent images.___See Guttenfelder’s Instagram photos: http://instagram.com/dguttenfelderFollow Guttenfelder on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dguttenfelder (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Parents, stop beating yourself up Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project (AP) – Few people from outside North Korea ever get to see, with their own eyes, what life is like inside the country’s restrictive borders _ scenes ranging from a simple haircut to a mass synchronized swimming performance.Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder is in North Korea and has been documenting scenes around the country that offer a glimpse into a largely unseen side of North Korea, capturing images of daily life that are at times quirky, at other times haunting. Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more

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first_imgAdam Green, Arizona Sports reporter, co-host of Arizona Sports SaturdayI would not be surprised if Marqui Christian finds his way onto the field and makes a bigger impact than anyone imagined he would make. An explosive athlete with a small school background, he seemed to do well during OTAs and mini-camp in picking up the system and learning from his teammates. With the way the Cardinals deploy defensive backs it would not be a shock to see him on the field when the games start to count.Paige Dimakos, Arizona Sports social mediaEvan Boehm. I think this kid can win the starting role. He was the talk of rookie camp and definitely made an impression on the coaching staff. He is big, strong, extremely intelligent and was a mainstay for the Missouri Tigers at the center position. It’s a big responsibility to protect Carson Palmer and I think he is up for the challenge.Steve Zinsmeister, producer for Doug & WolfI believe Brandon Williams will make the greatest impact for the Cardinals in 2016. Robert Nkemdiche is joining a defensive line unit that is already stacked with talent. They won’t need him to be on the field for the majority of snaps early in the season. Evan Boehm may be the starting center of the future, but hearing the way Carson Palmer talks about A.Q. Shipley stepping up after being a career backup, it seems to me like Shipley might take a certain amount of snaps away from Boehm. Vince Marotta, co-host of Bickley & MarottaThe easy answer is Robert Nkemdiche. While he think he will make a big contribution in 2016, he’s part of a very deep rotation on the D-line. So with that, I’m going to pick Marqui Christian, the fifth-round pick out of Midwestern State. Christian, who won the Cliff Harris Award as the nation’s top small college defensive player last year, has the mindset (and skill set) to excel defensively and on special teams.Ron Wolfley, co-host of Doug and WolfRobert Nkemdiche. He will be highly motivated to show the world how good he is, like he has everywhere he’s been. This should bring his freakish talents to the fore and those talents will help the Cardinals become better in the one weakness they had last year: pass rush. What he does in year two or three will determine how great this kid will be, but if he’s Rookie of the Year in 2016 I will not be surprised.Criag Grialou, Arizona Sports reporterIt’s easy to say defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, perhaps the best player in the draft and he fell all the way to the Cardinals at No. 29. He comes in with a chip on his shoulder and should see immediate action. But also pay attention to safety Marqui Christian, the fifth-round pick. One, there is a need at safety with Rashad Johnson departing and Tyrann Mathieu recovering from knee surgery. Two, Adrian Wilson, scout and Ring of Honor member, was impressed by Christian, which was then backed up by Christian’s play in OTAs and mini-camp. The kid can play. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, right, a first round draft pick from Mississippi, battles with offensive lineman Cole Toner, left, a fifth round draft pick from Harvard, during the team’s NFL football rookie camp practice Friday, May 6, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Andrew Greenberg, producer for Off the Edge with B-TrainEvan Boehm may end up as the starting center at some point in the season and play more snaps but Robert Nkemdiche will be a brawling bull-rusher for James Bettcher to unleash against opposing offensive lines. Don’t be surprised to see “Deech” (can we call him that?) lead NFL rookies in sacks but at the same time, don’t be surprised to see speedy running backs and mobile QB’s escape his grasp because he’s being too aggressive. He’ll learn how to contain himself and his power in due time but in 2016 he’ll be a rabid junkyard dog with a taste for pocket quarterbacks. Comments   Share   center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires July 28.On that day, the Arizona Cardinals will report to training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium.July 29.On that day, the team will take part in its first training camp practice.At that point, the 2016 season will officially begin, as the Cardinals put on the pads and put in the work in an effort to reach Super Bowl LI in Houston.Until then, however, Cardinals fans will have to fill the void left in their life with…actually, we have no idea what they’ll do. Top Stories In an effort to help, we here at ArizonaSports.com decided to put together a series that will see one Cardinals-related question be answered by our esteemed panel of personalities.Earlier, we asked if Carson Palmer was bound for regression in 2016 and also wondered what the team’s greatest strength was heading into 2016.This week’s question:Which member of the Cardinals’ 2016 draft class do you see making the greatest impact as a rookie?Doug Franz, co-host of Doug & WolfToo easy…Robert, Robert, Robert. I thought Nkemdiche was the 2nd most talented player in the NFL Draft. His issues will be taken care of easily by Bruce Arians and the locker room.Dave Burns, co-host of Burns & GamboSince every other answer seems so flawed at this point how could it be anyone but Robert Nkemdiche? Brandon Williams is too inexperienced. Evan Boehm might not be ready and faces decent competition. Nkemdiche just brings too much to the table so I’ll go with him.Bertrand Berry, host of Off the EdgeEvan Boehm. I think he’s going to be the starter at center and I think manning that position, being the closest to Carson Palmer, is going to be critical. But if there is a guy that can do it, I think he is the guy that’s good for it. Because he’s going to play every down, by default he will have the biggest impact. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   And PFF says Keim should address that hole via the draft.With a draft class loaded with cornerback talent, the Cardinals obtaining a viable CB2 should be a huge priority.A healthy Tyrann Mathieu would do wonders for the Cardinals’ defense, but the glaring need opposite Patrick Peterson looms large for a defense that likes to put their cornerbacks on islands. Draft targets include Clemson’s Cordrea Tankersley, Florida’s Jalen Tabor, and Iowa’s Desmond King—all three ranking in the top 10 of PFF’s most recent big board.According to PFF’s mock draft, King (No. 4), Tankersley (No. 5) and Tabor (No. 7) would be off the board before Arizona picks 13th overall, but the website has four other corners projected to be drafted at 13th or later in the first round.If the draft isn’t the answer or Arizona prioritizes another position, the Cardinals could also find options at cornerback through free agency.In 2016, Marcus Cooper grabbed the starting cornerback role just a few games into the season and led the Cardinals with four interceptions, but as a free agent, it’s a matter of whether Arizona wants him back and can agree to a deal. It’s also a matter if the team can make a splash in free agency or if Brandon Williams, the team’s third-round pick last summer, can take the leap and become a starter. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Maybe the Arizona Cardinals need to utilize the 2017 NFL Draft to find successors to Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald.But more pressingly, they could also find a companion to another star, cornerback Patrick Peterson. Pro Football Focus believes the second cornerback position — not finding successors for their quarterback and receiver — is the biggest offseason question Arizona general manager Steve Keim must answer. Special teamer Justin Bethel, who battled injury all year, also came on late when injuries to others forced him into regular action, but that came after Arians called him a “failure in progress.”Indeed, the cornerback spot opposite Peterson is something that needs to be addressed.It’s just unclear how that the Cardinals will do so.center_img Arizona Cardinals defensive back Marcus Cooper (41) celebrates his touchdown after an interception with teammate cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more