Australia v India: Tourists Claim First Test Win in Australia Since 2008

first_imgIndia won an opening Test in Australia for the first time with the victory in Adelaide.The home side, chasing 323 for victory, resumed day five in Adelaide on 104-4.They fell to 187-7 after Shaun Marsh (60) and Tim Paine (41) were dismissed but with Nathan Lyon making 38, the lower order gave Australia hope.Read it at BBC Related Itemslast_img

It’s Back In The Court Room – Work Authorisation For H-1B Spouses

first_imgA lakh plus spouses of H-1B workers, who are currently working in the US owing to the employment authorization documents (EAD) granted to them, are living from day to day. They don’t know when the rug will be pulled from beneath their feet. There are many more who haven’t yet obtained an employment authorization and are trying to reconcile with the fact that their careers are on the hold. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Boxing: Joseph Parker’s trainer admits being surprised by Anthony Joshua’s discipline

first_imgAdvertisementJoseph Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry has praised current divisional ruler Anthony Joshua for his ability to consistently evolve – and admits he was surprised by Joshua’s ability to adapt his style during his win over Parker earlier this year.Joshua was widely expected to blitz Parker in the early stages of their world heavyweight title unification fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in March.Instead, however, Joshua put forth a controlled and measured display, easily outpointing the New Zealander over the 12 round distance to add Parker’s WBO championship to his IBF, IBO and WBA Super heavyweight titles.Speaking to Sky Sports, Barry conceded that Team Parker had envisioned that Joshua would go on the offensive early in the bout, much like he had with each of his 20 previous opponents – all of whom he had stopped inside the distance.Barry, though, feels that ‘AJ’ displayed great in-ring intelligence on the night, quickly determining that he was unlikely to halt the durable Parker and subsequently settling for a victory on points.“We know Joshua is an aggressive guy, he backs his power, he backs himself to knock guys out, and yet he fought a very respectful, a very cautious fight against Joe,” explained Barry.“We had made big statements about Joe’s chin. He was never in danger throughout the fight, but I think because of that, we saw a different Anthony Joshua, one who was content to try and win rounds and not go for the knockout.”“We all know the Klitschko fight was a great fight for him – it was a career-defining fight. But his skills on display in the fight against Joe were the best I have seen from him.”“I remember saying before the fight that I believe both guys are far from the finished product. I think both guys will get better and it will be a great fight for the boxing world when that fight does happen again…It’s not a given that we’ll be in the ring with Joshua.“We have to keep performing. We have to get in big fights, we have to get victories, and we have to prove that we are the top dog to challenge him.”Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA Maurice, Iowa woman has been given five months in jail and four years of probation for injuring a toddler at her northwest Iowa day care.Dianna Winder was sentenced Monday and was also was given a suspended prison term of five years.A Sioux County jury had found her guilty of felony child endangerment causing injury and misdemeanor assault causing injury.Authorities say the incident leading to the charges occurred on November 11th, when the 15-month-old boy’s mother pick him up and noticed marks on his face.The mother says Winder claimed she didn’t hit the boy.APlast_img

Supporters in Vancouver riding would back WilsonRaybould as an Independent

first_imgVANCOUVER — Supporters of Jody Wilson-Raybould in her Vancouver Granville riding say they’re disappointed she was ejected from the Liberal caucus but they would back her in the federal election if she ran as an Independent.Tracy Beshara, executive director of Marpole Oakridge Family Place in south Vancouver, said she has met Wilson-Raybould and she is a woman of “integrity and quality.”“All that is going on with her is a disappointment, and we support her fully,” said Beshara. “She’s honest. She’s real and she can tell you both sides. She won’t tell you what you want to hear. She’ll tell you the way it is. Most politicians don’t do that.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott were no longer in caucus on Tuesday, moments after Liberal MPs held an emergency meeting to determine their future. Trudeau said the trust that previously existed between the two MPs and his team had been broken.Trudeau’s government has been tormented for weeks by allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office pressured Wilson-Raybould, the former attorney general, to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Last week, a fresh uproar erupted over a key phone call with former top bureaucrat Michael Wernick, which Wilson-Raybould secretly recorded.Throughout it all, many supporters in Vancouver Granville have stood by their MP, who they describe as direct, honest and genuine. Beshara said she hadn’t kept up with every news development but she would “absolutely” support Wilson-Raybould if she ran independently or for a different party.“I don’t really think it matters what party she’s with, because she’ll represent with integrity with whatever party she’s with.”Walter Wells of the community group Vancouver Odd Fellows, which is based just around the corner from Wilson-Raybould’s constituency office, said Tuesday afternoon he was sitting at his desk, looking at the news, and felt simply “astounded.”“I’m not sure what adjective to use,” he said, adding he had never been particularly involved in politics before he met the MP.“Because I had met her … I started paying more attention and honestly what I see happening here — I listened to the tape and I read as much as I can on (the SNC-Lavalin scandal). I believe she was acting with integrity, with honour,” he said.Wells lives outside the riding, but said he still intends to volunteer for Wilson-Raybould’s campaign, should she run as an Independent or for a different party. He also said he’ll vote against the Liberals in the next election.“I believe she is a very talented, very skilled, very knowledgeable person and they’re making a big mistake in throwing her away,” he said.“She’s seems to be continuing the path of truthfulness and embracing the Liberal principles and the rest of them seem to be doing whatever they have to do to stay in power, and that’s typical politics.“She is not engaging in typical politics. She’s trying to do the right thing and she’s being punished for it and it disgusts me.”Wilson-Raybould was a first-time federal candidate in 2015 when she won the newly created riding with 43 per cent of the vote. She had previously served in high-ranking roles in Indigenous organizations, including as regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations.The Vancouver Granville Liberal Riding Association, which had previously voiced support for Wilson-Raybould, did not immediately respond to requests for commentRev. Steven Epperson of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver said the decision to oust Wilson-Raybould was “unfortunate.”“I am really impressed with Jody and her dedication to serving Canada. I want to sort of underline that. I really think she has the best interests of the nation at heart,” he said. “I think she is a person of integrity and honesty and I hope she has a future — she should — in politics in this country. I think we would be well-served by people like her.”Epperson said if Wilson-Raybould chose to run as an Independent, he’d volunteer for her campaign, as an individual and not as a representative of the church.“Just after she was elected she reached out to me — I didn’t reach out to her — recognizing we were an important constituency within her riding. She’s an excellent retail politician and that’s a compliment.”Laura Kane and Hina Alam, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

New code aims to fight workplace harassment

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement “The Code represents a commitment by engaged stakeholders to shift the culture, to prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and to ensure every workplace is one where safety, respect and professionalism are the norm,” read a statement accompanying document, released March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook A group of 24 creative-sector organizations have adopted the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct to help prevent and respond to harassment in work and work-related environments.The announcement follows a November roundtable meeting in which industry orgs committed to creating an industry-wide code of conduct that set forth concrete definitions of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, guidelines for enforcing that behaviour and consequences for violating those rules. Out of the meeting, a trio of working groups were established with a view to creating policies in three areas: codes of conduct, safer reporting mechanisms and anti-harassment training. The working groups for the latter two are still working on their documents.As set out in the Code of Conduct, the signatories agree to:· enact policies and procedures that maintain zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence· designate people in the workplace to receive complaints of harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence· provide a timely process for the investigation and resolution of complaints· implement proportional consequences for violations· encourage instructors, teachers, coaches and trainers in the industry to adhere to the code and share its principles with students. Advertisementlast_img read more

Morocco, EBRD sign in Rabat headquarters agreement

Rabat  – The headquarters agreement between Morocco and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was signed, Wednesday in Rabat, by economy minister Mohamed Boussaid and EBRD director general Hildegard Gacek.This agreement, which comes following Morocco’s obtaining in Nov. 2013 the EBRD “country of operations” status, is a decisive turning point in relations between our country and the bank, said Boussaid at the signing ceremony, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).With MAP

Russia Arrests ISIS Members, Tightens Security Ahead of World Cup

Rabat – Russia is on alert ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested seven members of a terrorist cell linked to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).  The suspects were allegedly plotting an attack in several public places in the city of Saint Petersburg, which will host different football teams playing World Cup matches, reported Moroccan daily Assabah.The suspects were in contact through social media, planning serious criminal attacks in the country. They were also plotting a suicide bombing in Kazan Cathedral in the center of the city. During the criminal arrests, Russian police found explosives, guns, and molotov cocktails.Assabah added that the Russian police is increasing its security services ahead of the 2018 World Cup in order to curb any attempted terrorist attacks.The city of St. Petersburg is set to host several international teams, including Morocco, Argentina, Iran, Brazil, Russia, Egypt, and Costa Rica.Back in October, ISIS released a photoshopped poster of Argentina’s star player Lionel Messi as a threat to carry out attacks during the competition.The edited image shows image of Messi behind jail bars, crying blood. ISIS’s image also features a warning message saying: “You are fighting a state that does not have failure in its dictionary.”The poster was not the first of its kind. ISIS also published an image of an armed ISIS fighter and a bomb, as well as the group’s infamous black flag. read more

Experts report on constitution proposals tabled

A report prepared by the Panel of Experts for the Steering Committee to draft a new Constitution, was tabled before the Constitutional Assembly in Parliament today.The report is based on the Interim Report, six Sub Committee Reports, the Report of the ad hoc Sub Committee set up by the Steering Committee to look into the relationship between the Parliament and the Provincial Councils. The report was tabled by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe when the Constitutional Assembly met today.Click here for the experts report

Annan urges Frenchspeaking parliamentarians to cooperate more closely with the UN

“Peace and development cannot subsist for long without democracy and good governance. Parliamentarians throughout the world are particularly well placed to influence those issues, which are of serious concern to the international community,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the four-day International Assembly of French-Speaking Parliamentarians (OIF), which ended yesterday in Niamey, Niger.The Secretary-General said OIF, which brings together the elected representatives of countries using French as a common language, shares with the UN many fundamental values and goals. Both organizations are founded on the principles of diversity, dialogue and multilateralism, and they seek to bring nations together, prevent conflicts, sow the seeds of democracy and promote development, he said.”In many areas of the world, and in Africa in particular, OIF is working to restore constitutional order, to strengthen the rule of law and to prepare the ground for the holding of free and fair elections,” Mr. Annan noted. “At a time when, regrettably, many member States of OIF are affected by war, the work of your Assembly takes on even greater importance.” read more

Helper Revitalization 20 Introduces 9 New Committees

The new year officially brought the launching of Helper Revitalization 2.0, a community-wide effort to advance the progress of Helper City.Following the Community Economic Council workshop in Helper on Jan. 21, proactive community members entered another meeting for Helper Revitalization 2.0. During this meeting, attendees were briefed on nine new committees that will compose the efforts to revitalize the city.Helper Revitalization was organized two years ago and is co-chaired by Helper City Mayor Lenise Peterman and Councilwoman Malarie Matsuda. Shortly after the formation of the organization, a grant was secured by Peterman through the American Institute of Architects for a community assessment. This allowed for roughly $200,000 in professional services to be provided to the city through the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program. This brought a team of architects, engineers and others to Helper to join with over 200 community members to develop a road map for Helper to become a sustainable community.The assessment focuses on the area from R&A Market to Pick & Rail and from the railroad to the river. The SDAT team, alongside community members, worked to develop ideas for the city to improve, including projects such as placemaking, activating alleyways, beautification, pop-up stores and more. Projects thus far have resulted in beautification of the area, installation of language plaques, a new boulder playground near the riverwalk, wayfinding signage, installation of benches and much more.Since that time, Helper Revitalization team members have been working toward some of these projects presented by the SDAT team as well as goals of their own. Now, the revitalization team is reorganizing its structure to become even more effective moving forward. As part of this, nine new committees, outlined below, have been formed to work on direct, impactful projects to improve the cities.Social Media – The social media committee is led by Kylie Ockey and Malarie Matsuda. This committee will bring broader awareness to events, businesses and outdoor recreation opportunities in Helper. Committee members will encourage the use of the #itshappeninginhelper hashtag as well as develop creative strategies to encourage event participants, tourists and locals to post on their social media accounts about Helper.Trails and Recreation – Fuzzy Nance is spearheading the Trails and Recreation Committee. The committee will be cooperating with Helper City, various government agencies, local businesses and community volunteers to spearhead the maintenance of existing trails, the building of new trails for walking, hiking and biking, and creating trail maps for locals and tourists. The planning and coordination of races and events will also be a focus of the committee along with determining locations for public campgrounds and coordinating efforts to build them. Learn more about the committee on its Facebook page. Main Street Activation/Utilization – Malarie Matsuda is the lead of this committee, which will work to coordinate several small projects to be placed throughout Main Street to create fun, free experiences for locals and visitors. Project ideas include old-fashioned, yard-type games for the Main Street Park, Helper-themed photo opportunities, coordinating music in the park, informational kiosks, installing bike racks and more.Public Art Installations – This committee will be led by Mrs. Mike O’Shea. The Public Art Installations Committee will identify areas throughout Helper City for the placement of public art projects. Committee members will connect with local artists, schools and organizations to create and install public works of art. The committee will bring their suggestions and recommendations for project ideas to the Helper City Council for final approval before the projects are executed.Historical Oversight – Dr. Tim Riley will spearhead this committee. The Historical Oversight Committee will lead projects that relate to and protect the history of Helper. This committee will also be tasked with seeing through the historical preservation ordinance. The development of a walking tour to highlight historic buildings and business on the city’s Main Street would also be a project undertaken by this committee.Rio Theatre Crew – Ryan Piccolo will oversee the Rio Theatre Crew, which will help book events at the theatre. During the events, the team will assist with the needed operations, sound, lighting, greeting, concessions and clean up.Community Outreach – This committee will be led by Michelle Goldsmith. The Community Outreach Committee will help with delivering information to the community about events and meetings as well as gather feedback when necessary. The committee will aim to reach the populations that do not use email or social media.Business Alliance – Cindy Lund will lead this committee. The Business Alliance committee will work to continue the efforts of camaraderie between Helper businesses. Other efforts from the committee will revolve around pooling resources to advertise, working with local government, finding resources to improve signage and aiming to improve internet presence. This committee will also network regularly to learn more about programs, grants, ideas and issues. The Business Alliance committee will also work in conjunction with the Community Economic Council to benefit Helper. To learn more, please join the Helper Business Alliance Facebook group. Community Spirit Recognition – Tonia Olsen will oversee the Community Spirit Recognition Committee. This committee will be tasked with recognizing homes/yards throughout Helper City that display holiday spirit and pride in their yards. Committee members will coordinate with local media and present certificates and yard signs to residents.In conjunction with the nine committees, fundraising for the revitalization of Helper City will continue through the efforts of Mayor Lenise Peterman, who will actively seek grants and other sources of funding for city projects.While there are multiple committees to be involved in, Matsuda of Helper Revitalization stressed that volunteers do not need to sign up for every committee, or even every project for a certain committee.“You can give as much or as little as possible,” Matsuda said.Matsuda has been with Helper Revitalization since its inception, seeing its growth not only on a community level, but on a personal level.“I have been able to meet new people and make connections with people that I wouldn’t have otherwise,” she said. “It has given me a greater sense of community and purpose, and it has been very fulfilling.”Matsuda stressed that volunteers do not need to be Helper residents to get involved. Anyone who wants to be a part of the city’s revitalization are encouraged to volunteer.“I just want to encourage anyone who wants to get involved to do it. Reach out,” Matsuda concluded. “It is a fun group of passionate people. Everyone is really supportive of each other. It is fun to be a part of Helper’s revival. There is such a sense of camaraderie.”To stay up to date on Helper Revitalization, follows its Facebook group or email to receive updates or volunteer. read more

Football Urban Meyer sees wide receiver group as promising but position wide

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the media on July 24 at Big Ten Media Days. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorCHICAGO — Curtis Samuel, Noah Brown and Dontre Wilson were Ohio State’s leading receivers in 2016. All three of which are no longer playing for the Buckeyes. Two of those players — Brown and Wilson — didn’t live up to expectations their final season with coach Urban Meyer.The shortcomings of the receivers, among other factors, became reasons for the lack of potency in Ohio State’s usual offensive onslaught seen from a Meyer-coached football team.Just three days before the start of fall camp Thursday, the position remains a competition centerpiece.“The wide receiver position is wide open,” Meyer said Monday during his opening press conference at Big Ten Media Days. “We were not where we needed to be (last season). And we have some talent. More than that, we have as high character a group as we’ve ever had in that room as far as work ethic, doing things right.”In short, the 2016 passing attack became a worthy cause for concern which quickly turned into an inescapable disaster that finished its final act with a demoralizing defeat in the Fiesta Bowl. Despite being named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, Barrett had his worst completion percentage of his career (61.5 percent) and threw for 279 yards less than he did in 2014, when he won the award for CFPA National Freshman of the Year, despite completing 20 more passes in 2016.Brown and Wilson are not key losses, let’s just make that clear. Although each had his moment in the lights, the two combined for 754 receiving yards. However, one could also look at Brown’s seven touchdowns and Wilson’s five last season to justify value. Regardless, Ohio State has more unproven receivers joining the fold.Redshirt junior Parris Campbell is the expected starting H-back and Meyer hinted Monday that Campbell could line up in the backfield on certain plays, similar to Samuel. Outside of Campbell, who caught 13 passes last season, redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill, redshirt junior Johnnie Dixon, redshirt junior Terry McLaurin and sophomores Binjimen Victor and Austin Mack accounted for 54 catches for 602 yards and four touchdowns in 2016.McLaurin and Dixon were the stars of the spring’s annual Scarlet and Gray scrimmage with Campbell getting his fill as well, as both Dixon and McLaurin recorded a pair of touchdowns and more than 70 receiving yards each while Campbell finished with 46 receiving yards. Based on Meyer’s comments Monday, the receiving corps will likely be dominated by those three.“Parris is a starter. I’d say Terry’s a starter,” Meyer said. “The guy that — I can’t believe I’m saying this this early is that Johnnie Dixon is off the charts right now.”For Barrett to have the type of success he wants in his final season that he enjoyed three seasons ago as a redshirt freshman, at least two receivers must create separation and become reliable targets.The additions of co-offensive coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day to the booth is an encouraging sign for Barrett and the passing attack. Meyer even said the three freshman receivers — Trevon Grimes, Jaylen Harris and Ellijah Gardiner — are in competition for time at the position this season, especially with each standing at 6-foot-4 or taller.Grimes, who tore his ACL during his final high school season, is back to full-go at practice, Meyer said.So, here the Buckeyes are again. They continue to search for answers at wide receiver, hoping something sticks. That first one to hold might be Campbell.“I think he can (be what we need at H-back),” Meyer said. “He hasn’t done it yet, but he has everything, including the guts, toughness, character, work ethic. He’s top five hardest working guys on the team.” read more

Kenny Guiton preparing for sentimental Buckeye Senior Day

Redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton (13) dances with his teammates after a game against Purdue Nov. 2 at Ross-Ade Stadium. OSU won, 56-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor a moment, the fans in Ohio Stadium held their breath.Then-sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller was on his way to the hospital and OSU’s undefeated season laid in the hands of then-redshirt-junior Kenny Guiton.Guiton led the Buckeyes on a game tying touchdown drive with 3 seconds left in regulation, and to an eventual 29-22 overtime win against Purdue Oct. 20, 2012.It was a moment that stands out in his five-year OSU career, Guiton said Monday, because of what it meant to the team.“No. 1, that Purdue game last year. Just coming in and (saving) a 12-0 season. You know, I don’t think that I did it on my own or anything, but just keeping that 12-0 alive and I think that was big for our seniors,” Guiton said. “Being that it was my first piece of some real action so that was pretty cool to do.”This season, Guiton has turned into somewhat of a celebrity at OSU. His entrance into the game invites chants of “Kenny G” from the Ohio Stadium crowd.Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Indiana (4-6, 2-4) is set to be Guiton’s final game in the Horseshoe as a Buckeye. Although he enjoys hearing his name screamed by the fans, Guiton said Saturday is going to be special for his family.“I hear that a lot,” Guiton said about hearing the chants. “One thing I’m happy about, my family coming up and getting to see that. I came all the way out here from Texas and (my) family don’t get to make (it up) much so them being here and seeing that, that will be so cool. I can’t wait for that.”But Guiton said despite the highs, Senior Day is going to be very emotional for all of those involved.“I actually thought about it a lot. I’ve been talking to a lot of guys about it … and we’re just like man, we can’t talk about that. We kind of get sentimental behind it. It’s going to be a touchy day … some tears may come out but I’m hoping not.”Miller went down with an sprained MCL earlier this season, this time missing two whole games and the majority of a third. “Kenny G” came in and impressed in Miller’s absence, throwing for a program record six touchdowns against Florida A&M Sept. 21.Coach Urban Meyer said Sept. 16, the Monday after Guiton’s first career start against California, he had been impressed with the play of his backup quarterback.“It’s arguably one of the most interesting case studies I’ve ever had as a coach is the story of Kenny Guiton … can you imagine being his parent right now, how cool that would be to see his development?” Meyer said. “If you buy stock, buy stock in Kenny Guiton.”Guiton said although the moment against Purdue will always stand out, this year has been something special as well.“I can’t settle down on this year either because it’s like, I never saw myself being the national player of the week,” Guiton said.Guiton was named the national player of the week after a 52-34 win against California, when he threw for 276 yards and four touchdowns.Despite Guiton’s big numbers at times this season, and popularity among the fans, Miller remains the starter for OSU, a fact that doesn’t bother Guiton.“Braxton deserves that credit,” Guiton said. “He puts in all the work, he’s a leader. He keeps his head up when stuff’s not going right. He’s keeping the team’s head up.”Miller said Nov. 13 after practice that his relationship with Guiton has been a big help to his growth as a player while he’s been at OSU.“I look up to him as a big brother, I’ve talked to him ever since I was being recruited,” Miller said.Meyer agreed, adding that Guiton has been a big help in Braxton’s improvement since his freshman season.“Now they’re both operating at a very high level,” Meyer said Nov. 13. “They’ve practice very hard, they prepare very hard, much different than a year ago, so I think Kenny had a lot to do with it and it’s a direct results of the way he prepares, the way he practices.”Guiton said Meyer treats the players and staff like a family.“One thing about coach Meyer is he’s straightforward. He’s going to tell you what he’s feeling. He’ll let you know what type of player you are and what he’s expecting out of you,” Guiton said. “I think that’s great … Everything’s said and we’re a family. He actually treats us like a family. And I think it’s really cool.”After the No. 3-ranked Buckeyes’ (10-0, 6-0) game against the Hoosiers, Guiton will not be returning to Ohio Stadium as a player for OSU. But that doesn’t rule out a potential future in Columbus for Guiton.“I have told the coaches that I want to do the coaching thing,” Guiton said. “So I hope so.” read more

HTC pays Microsoft 5 per Android phone shipped

first_imgAnalysts at Citi have released a report on Microsoft and its overall financial health today, and one item that stood out is exactly how much Microsoft rakes in on the mobile front, but not from Windows Phone 7. Android manufacturers pay Microsoft a fee per phone sold – HTC alone pays Microsoft over $5 for every Android phone they manufacture.The money is all thanks to patent licensing: Microsoft holds a number of patents in the mobile space, and in order to use them, Android handset manufacturers have to pay a license fee to Microsoft. HTC’s payments to Microsoft are part of a patent settlement after Microsoft threatened to sue HTC for use of its intellectual property.The same Citi report points out that because the atmosphere in the mobile phone market is so prone to lawsuits, we can expect more lawsuits around patent infringement in Android in the near future. Android’s rising star comes at a price, and that price will be every company that can point to a held patent as even remotely related to technology in Google’s mobile OS trying to get a piece of the action.To put things in perspective, HTC has shipped approximately 30 million Android phones. If HTC has had to pay Microsoft $5 for each one of them, that’s a $150 million check for Microsoft based on sales of a competing mobile OS. Best of all, Microsoft doesn’t have to do anything to collect that money – just continue to hold and defend its own intellectual property.By contrast, it’s arguable that Microsoft has seen anywhere near that kind of revenue from sales of Windows Phone 7 devices, and certainly not that much in profit when operating and development costs are considered. All of this is good news for Microsoft and for Android developers, actually. Microsoft has opted to license its patents instead of trying to use its IP muscle to cripple Android entirely, and the license fees are manageable enough that Android handset manufacturers keep making phones.For the time being, it’s a win-win. Still, with Microsoft pushing harder into the smartphone and tablet space, with Windows Phone 7 and ARM-capable versions of Windows 8, their tune could change at any moment.Read more at Business Insider and Asymcolast_img read more

Scribd releases Float iPhone app the Netflix of Reading

first_imgScribd, an online document sharing site, has announced a new venture that will make reading news on your smartphones much, much easier. As smartphone users can attest, reading on a small screen can be pretty annoying. Fortunately, Scribd has developed an iPhone app that will change the way you see and access your news.The iPhone app, called Float, cleans up the article you want to read on your phone by getting rid of external links, ads, and anything else that interferes with a smooth reading experience while still keeping the important content, like photos, text and the byline. Float links to your Scribd account and allows you to download any documents from your account for offline reading. This is a huge plus. One of the most annoying things about trying to read news on your phone is that when you don’t have an Internet connection, say when you’re underground on the subway, you can only read the headlines in your Google Reader and not actually click through to read the stories.AdChoices广告Scribd offers a browser bookmarklet similar to Instapaper that lets you send articles you find online to your account for reading at another time. There are more than 150 publications that are accessible via the app, such as the Associated Press, The Atlantic, CHOW, FORTUNE, HuffingtonPost, TIME, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, and a slew of tech publications. You can choose your favorite sites out of the 150 offered and add them to your main page. Float will then pull all the content from those sites onto your phone.Curious about the name? Float gets its name from the new technology it uses to provide a “floating text reading experience.” The app allows you to scroll up and down to read, like with a browser, or swipe right to left, like reading a book on an eReader. Pinching to zoom will rewrap the text and re-renders. It also features different styles for reading, like NightTime, which lets you read and not disturb your sleeping partner, as well as Sunlight Reading, which allows for easier reading in bright-light conditions. There are also different fonts, like a gothic font, a DOS screen-like font, newspaper, and so on.Scribd, a socially-focused site on its own, is offering the same social-network engagement with Float. You can link your Facebook and Twitter account to the app, and it will search for links your friends have posted. It then lists those stories in a “social feed” so that you can read the stories offline. You can choose to expose your reading list and preferences, and also follow users who have a good eye for interesting news. For example, if you have a friend who’s particularly good with food-related news, you might want to follow her and see what articles she’s reading.Scribd CEO Trip Adler said to think of Float as a “Netflix of reading.” It’s free in the App Store as of now, but Scribd said it might eventually have to start charging for premium content or start showing ads. Adler said he’s still deciding on a monthly fee, but it might be around what Netflix and Spotify are charging — about $8 to $10 a month.Via Wiredlast_img read more

Thousands gather for Sanders San Diego campaign sparks safety concerns

first_img March 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 22, 2019 Updated: 10:35 PMcenter_img Thousands gather for Sanders San Diego campaign sparks safety concerns Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thousands of people are gathering right now at the county administration building to “Feel the Bern” as in the Bern from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.KUSI’s John Soderman is at a security checkpoint talking to deputies about possible safety concerns. last_img read more

Mastodons Brent Hinds Post Tour I Need To Decompress From All This

first_img Facebook Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Post Tour: “I Need To Decompress From All This” Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: “I Need To Decompress” mastodons-brent-hinds-post-tour-i-need-decompress-all Twitter Email The metal guitarist reveals he is burnt out from the demands of constant touringAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2018 – 4:16 pm Brent Hinds, the guitarist of the GRAMMY-winning metal band Mastodon, recently spoke out about how constant touring is wearing him thin and making him feel like he needs some time off to breathe.When “Let There Be Talk” podcast host Dean Delray asked Hinds in an interview last month if Mastodon is working on a new album, Hinds explains that he really needs some time off. He tells the host he’s really feeling run dry by the constant touring schedule and needs a break before he can make music again.”All I care about is my peace of mind, which is leaving me,” Hinds said. “So I need to stop and recalculate myself. I need to decompress from all this and I need to press the restart button and just kind of reboot myself in a way.”With mental health and self-care becoming more openly addressed in today’s music world, other artists have also discussed the demands of working in the music industry, especially the challenges that come with touring. Notably, James Blake has spoken up about dealing with depression while touring. Also, before his tragic suicide, Avicii famously retired from touring, sharing that the demanding schedule of constant shows was directly affecting his health.“It’ll be okay. I can still play music. If people want me to play good music, they need to let me go for a year,” Hinds continues in the interview. News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Mastodon Discuss Band Origins, New Album As Hinds and other artists point out, it is vital for musicians, just like the rest of us, to be able to take time for self-care. And, as his bandmate Brann Dailor shared, their latest album Emperor of Sand came out of a time when they were all going through challenging times in their lives, showing that making music can indeed be a therapeutic process.”Some of the closest people to us were in the middle of some battles with cancer and some heavy-duty illness,” Dailor said. “If we were open and honest with everyone about what the record was about, then we knew that it could maybe have a positive impact with someone else.”Mastodon Reach New Levels Of Heavy On ‘Emperor Of Sandlast_img read more

STATE REP RACE Pina Prinzivalli Named Featured Candidate At GOP Meet Rally

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, has announced she’s been named a featured candidate at a GOP Meet and Rally on August 1 from 6pm to 8pm in Lowell. The event is being held at Athenian Corner and is being hosted by United States Veteran and 1st Middlesex State Senate candidate John MacDonald.“I’m a big supporter of Pina and I’m excited to have her be a part of this event because she’s running for all of the right reasons,” said MacDonald, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the Persian Gulf War. “Pina and I jumped into our respective races early on to challenge two long time incumbents. Now both of our races are for open seats. Pina had the courage to run when no one else was willing to do so. She will bring that same courage to Beacon Hill where she will be a bold voice and a fearless advocate for the taxpayers. Pina is truly running to put the taxpayers first.”The event will feature other area and statewide Republican candidates including Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate, Rick Green for Congress (District 3), Jay McMahon for Attorney General, Anthony Amore for Secretary of State, Joe Espinola for State Senate (2nd Middlesex & Essex), Kathy Lynch for State Rep (2nd Middlesex) and Rich Baker for Governor’s Council (5th District).“I can’t thank John enough, first for his service to our country and second for the support he has shown me,” said Prinzivalli, who announced her candidacy last October. “John has done so much great work for our veterans with ‘Veterans Assisting Veterans.’ I can’t wait to work with him on Beacon Hill on the issues that matter most to the people of the Commonwealth. It’s going to be a great night with great Republican candidates who are committed to bringing balance to Massachusetts.”The August 1 event is free, donations to the candidates are welcome. Athenian Corner is located at 207 Market Street. MacDonald says the event will allow people in the area to meet great candidates all in one place that are standing up against politics as usual.“These are the candidates I personally endorse,” said MacDonald. “They are offering the people a true and positive choice in the upcoming election and Pina has clearly shown herself to be just that.”Since announcing her candidacy last fall, Prinzivalli has been the only candidate in the 19th Middlesex working to lower the tax burden by collecting over 800 signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax. Prinzivalli is also the only candidate who has signed the ‘Taxpayers Protection Pledge’ and has been steadfast in her opposition and commitment to saying “NO” to Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.“I’m not a career politician, nor am I running to become one,” said Prinzivalli. “I’m a career professional, a hardworking taxpayer just like you. It’s time for Tewksbury and Wilmington to have a bold Republican voice that isn’t going to be afraid to stand up against the status quo and put the taxpayers first.”Prinzivalli has been endorsed by the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee, Representative Geoff Diehl, Representative Shaunna O’Connell, and Republican State Committeewoman Ruth Chou.The Republican primary will be held on Tuesday, September 4. The general election will take place on Tuesday, November 6.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Prinzivalli campaign.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Speaks At Large GOP Rally, Shares Message On TaxesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”last_img read more

We have your weed says Assam Police after seizing 590kg of marijuana

first_imgDhubri Police rn.— meghnad (@Memeghnad) June 5, 2019 (Representational image)flickrAssam Police used their humour to good use by tweeting a lost and found photo for 590kg of marijuana.On Tuesday, Assam Police had tweeted out an image of bundles of drugs with the caption, “Anyone lost a huge (590 kgs) amount of Cannabis/Ganja and a truck in and around Chagolia Checkpoint last night? Don’t panic, we found it. Please get in touch with @Dhubri_Police. They will help you out, for sure 😉 Great job Team Dhubri.” Twitter/@Assam PoliceAssam Police made fun of the people who lost their stash and also congratulated the Dhubri police for finding and seizing the marijuana at the Chagolia checkpoint.The Assam police had a very busy 2019 till now with multiple drug busts in the state with the latest in March where the criminal investigation department had discovered a godown in Guwahati, storing huge bundles of psychotropic drugs.In Itanagar, the CID had cracked down another a heroin racket in Itanagar.The humorous and cheeky tweet by Assam Police had social media in stitches and the post received over 16k likes and 6k retweets.last_img read more

Cardinals Set For Hoosier Hills Invitational

first_img Live Results Link Half of the Cardinals’ wins at the Power Five Invitational came from jumping events. Alivia Ash won the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.72m/5-07.75, while Renate van Tonder took the top spot in the women’s triple jump at 12.62m/41-05. Antony McRoberts won the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.27m/23-10.25 and Alexis Gibbons won the women’s side with a mark of 6.13m/20-01.50. Last weekend at the Power Five Invitational, Donald McClinton ran 21.49 in the 200m to capture his second school record, breaking the 21.58 record set by Jacques Caldwell in 2009. Noah McBride also surpassed the previous record, crossing the finish line in 21.52 for a second-place finish. The Hoosier Hills Invitational will take place on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. with the 60m hurdles and weight throw. The meet features host Indiana, Notre Dame, Butler, and Tennessee State. Aurilla Wilson won her second 3,000m race of the season over the weekend with a time of 9:50.15. The pole vaulters will compete at the Doug Raymond National Qualifier starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Competition includes Buffalo, Central Michigan, and Akron, among others. Halee Hudson earned her first win of the season in women’s weight throw with a heave of 20.15m/66-01.50. Gabriela Leon cleared 4.30m/14-01.25 to win women’s pole vault to round out the weekend wins. Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following an eight-win showing at the Power Five Invitational, the University of Louisville track and field team will head to Bloomington, Ind. to compete in the Hoosier Hills Invitational on Friday. The Cardinal pole vaulters will travel to Kent State for competition on Saturday.last_img read more