Why Kashmir’s Militants Have Become Heroes Again

first_imgThe present mood can be compared to the early 1990s when armed rebellion broke out in Kashmir with the popular support of people. Related Itemslast_img

Honda continues its climb with increase in domestic sales this September

first_imgHonda Mobilio continues to sell wellHonda Cars India today reported 45 per cent increase in domestic sales in September 2014 at 15,015 units as against 10,354 units in the same month last year.Last month, the company sold 1,152 units of small car Brio, 3,848 units of compact sedan Amaze, 5,329 units of Mobilio and 4,600 units of the mid-sized sedan City, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement.Besides, the company sold 86 units of sports utility vehicle CRV.In addition, the company exported a total of 38 units during the month.Commenting on the sales, HCIL Senior Vice-President (Marketing and Sales) Jnaneswar Sen said: “We continue to perform strongly with strong demand for all our models during this festival period.”He said the company has resumed production of its flagship model Honda City during September 2014.”In coming months, we will be able to ensure better availability and timely deliveries to fulfill the huge demand,” Sen added.last_img read more

Abando, Chabi Yo lift UST over NU in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Playing catch-up for the entire second half, University of Santo Tomas caught fire from beyond the arc in overtime to outlast National U, 87-74, Sunday in UAAP Season 82 basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. Rookie Rhenz Abando knocked down a couple of three-pointers after Sherwin Concepcion opened the extra period with a trey as the Growling Tigers pulled away late for their third win in four games. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw View comments Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Abando finished with 21 points, while Concepcion added 13 points for the Tigers, who were held to just nine points in the second period as NU took a one-point lead at the break. Soulemane Chabi Yo tallied 23 points, including the basket that sent the game to overtime, aside from pulling down 20 rebounds. It was another heartbreaking defeat for the Bulldogs following one-point losses to Adamson and De La Salle in their first two games of the season. NU remains the only winless team in the competition. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelThis time, however, the Bulldogs were already in a solid position to pull off the victory after taking a 68-63 advantage on Shaun Ildefonso’s putback with 42.3 seconds remaining in regulation. A split from Abando at the line was followed by a five-second inbound violation by the Bulldogs on their next possession. Abando knocked down a triple to put UST within a point, 68-67, with 27 seconds remaining in regulation.  Filipino Romero Duno extends streak, eyes Ryan Garcia clash next Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA The Bulldogs were forced to another turnover, this time an eight-second violation, allowing UST’s Zach Huang to draw a foul and convert 1-of-2 free throws to tie the game with 17.9 seconds left. Enzo Joson went the length of the court for a lay-up with 6.5 seconds remaining, but the Bulldogs celebrated too early as the Tigers immediately went on the attack on the other end with rookie Mark Nonoy finding Chabi Yo for the game-tying basket with 2.5 ticks remaining. Nonoy shot just 1-of-13 from the field but made one of the game’s biggest plays by assisting on Chabi Yo’s game-saving basket. Dave Ildefonso fouled out in overtime after leading the Bulldogs with 16 points. But the sophomore had five turnovers, including a crucial dribbling error with 3:35 left in overtime that led to a triple by Abando on the other end.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

DTEK50 is the Android phone BlackBerry should have launched years ago

first_imgYou want to read something ironical? Read how BlackBerry describes its all-new Android-based smartphone: “DTEK50 combines BlackBerry’s unique security, privacy and productivity with the full Android experience in an all-touch design, at a price point that’s accessible for consumers and ideal for enterprise fleet deployment.”I’m sure most of you would have got the “irony” part without much trouble. If not, well wake up and smell the coffee.BlackBerry is down in the dumps. Not because it has been making bad smartphones, but, because, its whole business strategy has been a hot mess. The company — until it launched the Priv — believed it certainly didn’t get any better than a BlackBerry phone. Even though, at Rs 63,000, owning a BlackBerry — the company has a very loyal fan following and commands respect from many critics — felt ridiculous at this point of time. The company, for reasons unknown, believed it was (still) a privilege to own a BlackBerry phone, at a time when really high-end phones are getting cheaper day by day.The Priv is still young, and the company has already launched its second Android smartphone. It is unlike any other BlackBerry smartphone though. It marks change, a much-needed one, in the way BlackBerry looks at itself in 2016. It marks a phase of introspection and quite possibly, one last shot at redemption. Well, technically, the Priv was supposed to be that smartphone, but things didn’t exactly work out the way that they should have. Of course, looking at its price point, it was hard to understand how the Priv was supposed to redeem anyone, let alone BlackBerry. But, yes, the Priv did mark BlackBerry’s foray into Android, and is therefore an important phone in the company’s timeline. Again, the Priv wasn’t a bad smartphone. But, it was positioned against the goliaths of the tech world, and frankly, David was all over the place this time.advertisementAlso Read: DTEK50 is world’s most secure Android smartphone, says BlackBerry Enter DTEK50So, the onus now falls on the DTEK50 — it was called Neon in leaks and rumours — to resurrect BlackBerry. You see, fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time now, just like people are still — patiently — waiting for an Android-based Nokia phone. Just one good phone, that is also priced sensibly, and BlackBerry would be back in the game. The DTEK50 was what they had been hoping and praying for. The DTEK50 is the Android phone BlackBerry should have launched years ago.Unlike the Priv, the DTEK50 is a mainstream smartphone with mid-level specs and a mid-level price tag. It’s humble and has its feet firmly on the ground. It isn’t a privilege to buy (and own) the DTEK50. And that is what makes it exciting. It will all be real and not a fantasy. BlackBerry will sell the DTEK50 directly at a price of $299 (which roughly translates to Rs 20,202) unlocked, in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands to begin with. India will have to wait in the first run, but eventually the smartphone should make its way to the country (in a month or so from now). Remember, BlackBerry wants its new phone to be accessible for consumers.Unlike the Priv, the DTEK50 is a mainstream phone with its feet firmly on the ground. The price is low enough. It isn’t a privilege to buy (and own) the DTEK50. And that is what makes it exciting. It is real and not a fantasyIndia can be a driving force that gives the ailing smartphone company a much-needed momentum. The Rs 10,000-25,000 price bracket is buzzing with activity in the country. Buyers have an affinity for such phones, good phones. Not to mention, buyers love branded phones, and BlackBerry has quite a reputation here. Phones like the Z3 have done well in India. A BlackBerry phone powered by Android was a dream for many, a year ago. A BlackBerry phone powered by Android that is priced at around Rs 25,000 was an even more distant dream for that matter. The DTEK50 in that case already has half its work cut down. It has Android inside and is priced at around Rs 25,000. Unless BlackBerry India really screws up big time with the pricing here, there’s no compelling reason why the DTEK50 wouldn’t appeal to buyers.Motorola phones have done well in India. Not because of top-notch hardware, but because of ease of use and the affordability aspect. Not to mention, the brand Moto is one that commands respect anywhere across the globe. BlackBerry is no different in this regard. Just like the Moto phones, the Android phones made by BlackBerry come with vanilla Android. Just like the Moto phones, the Android phones made by BlackBerry come with BlackBerry-specific features that add up and not really overburden the users. In the case of BlackBerry, these features are concerned with productivity and security. Some of the productivity features on-board BlackBerry’s phone include: the Hub, Convenience Key and not to forget the amazing BlackBerry keyboard. More importantly, BlackBerry and security go hand in hand. Just like the atrociously priced Priv, the DTEK50 “encrypts all users information, including business critical data and personal data such as pictures, videos and contacts. Malware protection is also built-in along with back-up, wipe and restore capabilities. Additional software provides users with visibility and control over which apps get access to personal info or device features such as the microphone or camera.”If that wasn’t enough, the company promises to deliver security patches on the same day that Google publicly releases information about them.advertisementOne of the prime reasons for buying a BlackBerry phone has always been how secure and reliable these phones have been. On an open source platform like Android, the need for additional efforts to safeguard users’ security is even more crucial. It’s safe to say that no other company can offer the level of security that BlackBerry can offer on top of Android, even more so at a mid-level price point.Also Read: BlackBerry Priv quick review: A new hope, but at what cost? Bring on more DTEK50Coming to hardware, the BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which will be expandable via microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone is backed by a 2,610 mAh battery. These are not bad specs.The DTEK50 doesn’t have an all-metal body like some of its lower priced rival phones — it is in fact a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4 with an all-plastic body — and doesn’t have a USB Type-C port or a fingerprint scanner. It’s a regular smartphone from BlackBerry and in the case of the DTEK50, regular will do. This is because it is more accessible and less of a privilege to own one. Remember the time when every other person had a BlackBerry? We need more DTEK50s from the brand to make that happen, again.last_img read more

3rd T20I: ‘Mein daal doonga, aap tension mat lo,’ Hardik Pandya told Virat Kohli in tense game

first_imgVirat Kohli is blessed with a superb bowling attack in all formats of the game and he would be impressed with their attitude besides the obvious skill levels.Jasprit Bumrah has risen up the ranks quickly and is today No.1 in T20 International and No.3 in ODI rankings for bowlers. The two young spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal Chahal have already established their presence in India’s limited-overs sides.Bhuvneshwar Kumar has of course been spectacular this year, leading a potent bowling attack on pitches that have little in them to assist bowlers.Yet, Kohli would be most pleased with the rise of Hardik Pandya as an all-rounder. He has delivered with the bat at crucial times and has also been called up to bowl during tense finishes. Rarely has Pandya failed.In the thrilling final T20 International against New Zealand on Tuesday, Pandya was tasked with bowling the final over of an 8-over-shootout. The Black Caps needed 19 to win off six balls and Kohli brought Pandya on.Of the five specialist bowlers, only Kuldeep had an over left in his quota. But the Indian captain was not going to use a spinner at that stage and Pandya later said he was mentally prepared to bowl that final over.Later, speaking to the media, Kohli said the 23-year-old all-rounder assured his captain of taking India across the line.”We had the confidence in Hardik, whose off-cutters are good. The wicket was damp tonight, so the ball was sticking to the wicket. I tried going up to him (in the final over), but after three balls he said, ‘mein daal doonga, aap tension mat lo’ (I will deliver, you don’t worry),” Kohli said.advertisement”As a captain, when you get that kind of confidence from your bowlers, you aren’t left with much to say. He has confidence in his abilities and he finished off the game well,” said the Indian skipper.India have now been unbeaten in every bilateral series at home since losing the ODI series to South Africa in October 2015.CHAMPIONS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/eE3rsVQDjO- BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2017last_img read more

6 days agoRoyalty to attend Man Utd v Liverpool clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Royalty to attend Man Utd v Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwegian King Harald V will be at Old Trafford tomorrow.While a fan of Tottenham, King Harald will attend Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool to support Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Harald was delighted when the Norwegian was named manager of United last season.”It’s impressive. Really,” stated Harald. “I hope with all my heart that he succeeds.” last_img read more

No One Showed Up To This College Football Game Today

first_imgOleMiss crowd against Kent State.Week 4 of the college football season is underway. On Friday night, two ranked programs received scares before dominating the latter half of their games to escape with victory.No. 16 UCF and No. 10 Penn State stayed undefeated after coming back to claim a win. Now, Saturday’s full slate of games has begun.While there are several intriguing matchups, a few aren’t so enticing – such as Ole Miss vs. Kent State. Not even the Rebels’ own fanbase wanted to show up to the game.Here’s the crowd at kickoff for the Rebels against the Golden Flashes.The Ole Miss student section at kickoff. 11 am + Kent State + 90 degrees = blah. pic.twitter.com/ydhHXLsGuB— David Brandt (@davidbrandtAP) September 22, 2018Now, it’s important to note that the temperature at kickoff is already over 90-degrees and its still in the early afternoon. The opponent also leaves much to be desired.We’re sure fans will trickle in as the game moves on. Perhaps those that wanted a little extra sleep this morning can bring some energy to the stadium later this afternoon.last_img read more

Deshaun Watson Reveals He Would’ve Gone To Another School If He Could’ve Played Basketball

first_imgDeshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after being defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after being defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 45 to 40 in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Deshaun Watson made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday afternoon as he made the media rounds ahead of the Super Bowl.In his appearance on the show, Watson revealed he would have gone to a different college if he could have played basketball as well as football. According to Watson, he was a very good basketball player and would have liked to play both sports.So, where would he have gone instead of Clemson? Watson said he grew up a Duke fan and would have played football for the Blue Devils if it meant he got to play for Coach K at Duke.He also said he grew up idolizing J.J. Redick during his time with Duke because he wore the No. 4, which Watson wore at Clemson..@dpshow: If you could’ve played two sports at Duke, would you have gone to Duke?@deshaunwatson: For sure.#AUDIENCEsports pic.twitter.com/qN1n60YYxE— AUDIENCE Sports (@AudienceSports) January 30, 2019The college football landscape would have looked quite different with Watson in a Blue Devils uniform. Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide might have an extra national title if Watson decided to take his talents to Duke rather than Clemson.Would he be the Houston Texans quarterback? Or would he be on an NBA roster instead of playing under center?Unfortunately we’ll never know the true answer, but it’s a fun hypothetical.last_img read more

Sewol Ferry Operator Hit with USD 161M Compensation Claim

first_imgzoom South Korea’s Ministry of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the Sewol ferry which sank in April 2014, asking for a compensation for the money the government has so far paid to the victims and those affected by the incident, according to local media.The Ministry of Justice filed the lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court on November 19, which could potentially lead to Cheonghaejin Marine compensating the government for KRW 187.8 billion (USD 161 million) paid for the losses so far.The amount of the compensation can potentially increase, depending if the government pays any more compensations in connection to the sinking. The ministry has also taken preemptive preservation steps to stop the company from siphoning off its funds.The 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry sank off the Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, killing 304 out of 476 passengers and crew, 250 of whom were high school students on a school trip.Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken ferry, was sentenced to life in prison after South Korea’s appeals court found him guilty of homicide.last_img read more

Top Interviews of 2015

first_imgInterview: Insufficient Finances Blocking Development of LNG BunkeringThe LNG shipping market has been faced with lower rates amid growing LNG carrier fleet a drop in liquid fuel prices and a lower demand for LNG in Asian markets … Read More Interview: Insight into PiracyThe 2014 has been a pretty eventful year with respect to pirate activities seeing a tragic end with a crew member of a Vietnamese tanker VP Asphalt 2 being killed in a h… Read More Interview: Port of Amsterdam’s New Sea Lock Will Open a Door of OpportunitiesThe Port of Amsterdam is about to embark on a major journey as preparations for the construction of the new IJmuiden sea lock located at the entrance to the North Sea Can… Read More The end of December and coming holidays are traditionally the time when we look back at the highlights of the ending year. World Maritime News is kicking off the 2015 retrospective with its Top 5 series, the first of which is the list of our 5 most read interviews of the year. center_img CLIA Interview: Setting the Course for Cruise ShippingThe cruise shipping industry is making significant strides toward a new age of transporting passengers one of them being orders for the industrys first liquefied natural … Read More World Maritime News Staff Interview: Time for Carriers to Get Ahead of the CurveThe 2015 has started off as a pretty challenging year for the container shipping industry With volatile spot rates coupled with oversupply and ordering of ever bigger shi… Read More last_img read more

TSX heads lower on falling commodities rising eurozone fears

The Toronto stock market was negative Monday amid another round of worry centred on the eurozone.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 43 points to 12,725.83 while the TSX Venture Exchange was down 8.01 points at 1,220.65.The Canadian dollar lost 0.15 of a cent to 100.12 cents US.Losses were even steeper in New York as U.S. indexes retreated from five-year highs amid data showing durable goods orders for December coming in below expectations.The Dow Jones industrials was down 108.45 points at 13,901.34, the Nasdaq composite index fell 20.54 points to 3,158.56 and the S&P 500 index declined 10.87 points to 1,502.3.Factory orders increased 1.8 per cent from November, lower than the 2.5 per cent reading that economists had expected. And November factory orders were revised down to show a 0.3 per cent decline.Meanwhile, investors were looking to Europe, where Spain is generating concern as the government is increasingly embroiled in a corruption scandal. On the weekend, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied allegations that he and members of his party had accepted secret payments. The developments sent Spanish yields higher on two- and 10-year bonds by 20 basis points. One basis point is 1/100th of a percentage point.And in Italy, the upcoming election is proving to be a closer race than many people had thought. There are worries that the next government might dilute the financial reforms put in place by the administration of Mario Monti.Stocks had finished positive Friday in the wake of a solid U.S. employment report for January and other data showing the manufacturing sector expanding faster than thought, pushing the Dow industrials past 14,000 for the first time in over five years.But that gain followed a strong January which saw the TSX advance a respectable two per cent while the Dow industrials surged six per cent.Analysts observed that a pullback after a boost of that size is not surprising.“Everything is basically setting up for some sort of a correction, or pullback in the month of February,” said Sid Mokhtari, market technician at CIBC World Markets.“We do have some headwinds here and there which will give the markets some reason to pause given the magnitude of the advances we’ve had. We are in territories when you can envision a very overbought condition.”Commodity prices had been uniformly lower earlier in the morning amid a strengthening U.S. dollar. But by late morning, prices were off the worst levels.The base metals component led decliners, down one per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange was unchanged at US$3.78 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) dropped 55 cents to C$36.45.Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) slipped 21 cents to $7.46 after Mongolia’s president said his country should have more control of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project. Mining giant Rio Tinto has a 66 per cent stake in Oyu Tolgoi through its 51 per cent interest in Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill, formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. The development is the world’s biggest copper mine under construction. Mongolia has a 34 per cent stake in the project.The energy sector fell 0.44 per cent as the March crude contract lost $1.15 to US$96.62 a barrel. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) gave back 45 cents to C$33.26.Blue chips were also a drag on the TSX with the financials sector down 0.67 per cent. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) dropped 51 cents to $62.03.The information technology sector was the leading advancer with shares in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) (Nasdaq:BBRY) up $1.26 or 9.7 per cent to $14.27 after Bernstein Research upgraded the stock to outperform and raised the share price target to US$22 from $12. The stock has been volatile in the wake of the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 product lineup.Part of the issue was profit-taking following a huge run-up on anticipation about the new product. But availability has become an issue as U.S. customers won’t be able to get the BlackBerry Z10 until March, a month later than in Canada.The company’s share symbol changed Monday. The legal name of the company is not changing from Research In Motion until shareholders vote for the official change to BlackBerry at the annual general meeting later this year, but the company has already started doing business as BlackBerry.The gold sector was ahead 0.4 per cent as April bullion fell $3.10 to US$1,667.50 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) gained 34 cents to C$35.86.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) has hired away a top executive from Canadian National Railway. Keith Creel is coming on board to be CP’s new president and chief operating officer. Creel had previously been an executive vice-president and the COO at CN (TSX:CN). He will be the second-in-command to CEO Hunter Harrison, who was previously chief executive at CN. CP stock declined 87 cents to $114.91.The European Central Bank is meeting this week as well. Though no change in policy is expected, traders will look to see what bank president Mario Draghi has to say about the strength of the euro.The advance of the euro in recent weeks is a sign of optimism over the currency’s future following a seeming easing in financial market worries over Europe’s debt crisis. But it potentially makes life more difficult for the eurozone’s exporters and that could delay recovery from recession.European bourses were lower with London’s FTSE 100 down 1.58 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX off 2.06 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 down 2.55 per cent. read more

Tom Ryan carves out championship culture for Ohio State wrestling in first

OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan watches on during a match against Minnesota on Feb. 6, 2015. Credit: Lantern file photoIt doesn’t take a diehard fan of collegiate wrestling to see how much improvement the Ohio State wrestling team has undergone in the past decade. Much of the change can be attributed to its coach, Tom Ryan.Throughout his first 10 years with the program, Ryan has produced a pair of runner-up finishes in the NCAA tournament, the first conference title for the Buckeyes in 64 years and a team national championship, the first in the history of an OSU wrestling program that first hit the mats in 1921.Along with the team accomplishments, six Buckeyes have earned 10 national championships with Ryan at the helm. Two of the individual crowns were won this season by sophomore Kyle Snyder and freshman Myles Martin, Nathan Tomasello won as a redshirt freshman in 2015, Logan Stieber won four times, J Jaggers won twice and Mike Pucillo won in 2008.The backing and following of the OSU wrestling team has reached new levels under the guidance of the former Iowa wrestler. “I remember when I first got the job here, I had a blow-up mattress and I would just sleep in the office,” Ryan said. “(OSU) hooked me up with a hotel room downtown, but I rarely left here.”With his family still back in New York preparing to make the move to Columbus, Ryan said he could immerse himself in his work, dedicating every moment to wrestling. This time was used to assemble his coaching staff, as well as structure the program for the foreseeable future.Through tireless work and effort, Ryan was able to produce back-to-back second-place finishes at the NCAA championships in his second and third seasons. Fast forward six years, and the Buckeyes were hoisting a national-championship trophy for the first time in the team’s existence. The turnaround has brought national attention to the Buckeyes as a powerhouse in the wrestling world, giving OSU great leverage in terms of recruiting. Since 2012, each of Ryan’s recruiting classes have been ranked in the top 10, according to D1 College Wrestling, with the 2014 class peaking at No. 5. “The younger kids now that are growing up, the seed that’s planted in their brain watching the TV is Ohio State,” Ryan said. “When I first got here, they were not saying that necessarily.”A change in culture and networking across the state with people who have a passion for the sport have helped the program to grow at OSU. The support of donors and contributors to the program and the university have also been instrumental, Ryan said. Tangible evidence of the rise in prominence is the proposed training center for the team, which is set to begin construction sometime this year. Although things would seem to be going in an entirely new direction, Ryan claimed there was nothing revolutionary or new implemented by the three-time national coach of the year when he arrived in Ohio’s capital city. “We haven’t reinvented any wheels here,” Ryan said. “You study what schools in various sports have done really well, and you try to put that in place where you are.”Following a decade of being at the helm for the Scarlet and Gray, Ryan has solidified the wrestling program as one of OSU’s most-followed sports outside of football and basketball. Ryan said fans should continue to watch and cheer on the wrestling team as it continues to build. “I think the best days are ahead of us,” he said with a smile.Correction 4/5: An earlier version of the story said Kyle Snyder, Myles Martin and Logan Stieber made up the three wrestlers to win six national championships, when in fact Nathan Tomasello, J Jaggers and Mike Pucillo also won, making the total 10. read more

Two arrests as part of garda crackdown on ATM fraud

first_imgTWO MEN HAVE been arrested as part of an ongoing operation aimed at cracking down on incidents of ATM fraud.In a statement this morning gardaí said that two men had been arrested as part of Operation Glint, the investigation into incidents of fraud involving the “insertion of a device into ATM machines”.There have already been a number of arrests previously as part of the operation targeting so-called skimming devices. These are devices which scan the details of a person’s ATM card when it is placed into a machine.The two men were detained at Sallins Road in Naas at around 6.45pm yesterday evening following a surveillance operation.The two men, both in their 30s, were taken to Naas Garda station where they are currently being detained.A number of items of evidence have also been seized along with a vehicle, gardaí say.last_img read more

Ikea UK to introduce the living wage

first_imgIkea UK is to introduce the living wage from April 2016.The retailer has committed to paying all staff at least £7.85 an hour, and a minimum of £9.15 an hour in London.The pay increase is expected to impact 50% of Ikea UK’s 9,000 employees.Ikea’s living wage pledge is part of a wider initiative to ensure that staff receive the right level of pay, as well as a schedule and contract that works for them, the organisation and customers.Gillian Drakeford, Ikea UK and Ireland country manager, said: “As a values-driven organisation, we are guided by our vision to create a better everyday life for many people, which, of course, includes our co-workers.”We believe our people are the inner strength of our [organisation], so it is only right to ensure we provide a meaningful wage that supports the cost of living.“Introducing the living wage is not only the right thing to do for our co-workers, but it also makes good business sense. This is a long-term investment in our people based on our values and our belief that a team with good compensation and working conditions is in a position to provide a great experience to our customers.”Rhys Moore, director of The Living Wage Foundation, added: “This is a historic moment in the life of the living wage movement, as Ikea becomes the first national retailer to announce its commitment to the living wage and it will reward all its staff with an hourly rate of pay that covers the cost of living.“This is a huge step for the British retail sector and we hope that many other businesses will follow the leadership Ikea is showing on the issue of basic pay.”The living wage is the rate of pay calculated by the Living Wage Foundation to cover the basic cost of living in the UK. It is distinct from the national living wage of £7.20 an hour announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the 2015 Summer Budget. The national living wage, which applies to workers aged 25 and over, will come into effect in April 2016. Earlier this year, Ikea US revealed plans to increase the average minimum hourly wage paid to staff to $11.87, effective from January 2016. This is $4.62 higher than the US national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.last_img read more

Astronomers detect dozens of new quasars and galaxies

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further High-redshift quasars and galaxies (at redshift higher than 5.0) are useful probes of the early universe in many respects. They offer essential clues on the evolution of the intergalactic medium, quasar evolution, early supermassive black hole growth, as well as evolution of galaxies through cosmic times. Generally speaking, they enable scientists to study the universe when it looked much different than it does today.Recently, Matsuoka’s team has presented the results from the Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs) project, which uses multi-band photometry data provided by the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Subaru Strategic Program (SSP) survey. HSC is a wide-field camera installed on the Subaru 8.2 m telescope located at the summit of Maunakea, Hawaii and operated by NAOJ. The researchers selected nearly 50 photometric candidates from the HSC-SSP source catalog and then observed them with spectrographs on the Subaru Telescope and the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), located on the island on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain.The observations resulted in the identification of 24 new quasars and eight new luminous galaxies at redshift between 5.7 and 6.8.”We took optical spectra of 48 candidates with GTC/OSIRIS and Subaru/FOCAS, and newly discovered 24 quasars and 8 luminous galaxies at 5.7 < z ≤ 6.8," the paper reads.According to the study, the newly detected quasars have lower luminosity than most of the previously known high-redshift quasi-stellar objects, in contrast to the new galaxies, which have extremely high luminosity when compared to other galaxies found at similar redshift. The quasar with the highest redshift (6.8) described in the paper received designation J1429 − 0104, while the one with the lowest redshift (5.92) was named J0903 + 0211. Among the new galaxies, J1628 + 4312 was found at the highest redshift (6.03) and J2237 − 0006 at the lowest (5.77). J2237 − 0006 is also the most luminous newly found galaxy.Meanwhile, the researchers revealed that the SHELLQs project continues, and more new quasars are being discovered, which will be reported in forthcoming papers. "Further survey observations and follow-up studies of the identified objects, including the construction of the quasar luminosity function at z ∼ 6, are ongoing," they wrote in the paper.The authors also noted that they plan to conduct follow-up observations of the newly discovered quasars and galaxies at various wavelengths from sub-millimeter/radio to X-ray. Several of these objects have already been observed with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, near-infrared spectrographs on the Gemini telescope, located in Hawaii and the Very Large Telescope (VLT), also in Chile. © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Astronomers detect dozens of new quasars and galaxies (2017, April 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-04-astronomers-dozens-quasars-galaxies.html More information: Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs). II. Discovery of 32 Quasars and Luminous Galaxies at 5.7 < z < 6.8, arXiv:1704.05854 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1704.05854AbstractWe present spectroscopic identification of 32 new quasars and luminous galaxies discovered at 5.7 < z < 6.8. This is the second in a series of papers presenting the results of the Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs) project, which exploits the deep multi-band imaging data produced by the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Subaru Strategic Program survey. The photometric candidates were selected by a Bayesian probabilistic algorithm, and then observed with spectrographs on the Gran Telescopio Canarias and the Subaru Telescope. Combined with the sample presented in the previous paper, we have now identified 64 HSC sources over about 430 deg2, which include 33 high-z quasars, 14 high-z luminous galaxies, 2 [O III] emitters at z ~ 0.8, and 15 Galactic brown dwarfs. The new quasars have considerably lower luminosity (M1450 ~ -25 to -22 mag) than most of the previously known high-z quasars. Several of these quasars have luminous (> 10^(43) erg/s) and narrow (< 500 km/s) Ly alpha lines, and also a possible mini broad absorption line system of N V 1240 in the composite spectrum, which clearly separate them from typical quasars. On the other hand, the high-z galaxies have extremely high luminosity (M1450 ~ -24 to -22 mag) compared to other galaxies found at similar redshift. With the discovery of these new classes of objects, we are opening up new parameter spaces in the high-z Universe. Further survey observations and follow-up studies of the identified objects, including the construction of the quasar luminosity function at z ~ 6, are ongoing. Reduced spectra of the first set of eight quasars and possible quasars discovered in this work, displayed in decreasing order of redshift. The object name and the estimated redshift are indicated at the top left corner of each panel. The blue dotted lines mark the expected positions of the Lyα and N V λ1240 emission lines, given the redshifts. The spectra were smoothed using inverse-variance weighted means over 3 – 9 pixels (depending on the S/N), for display purposes. The bottom panel displays a sky spectrum, as a guide to the expected noise. Credit: Matsuoka et al., 2017. (Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Yoshiki Matsuoka of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has detected a treasure trove of new high-redshift quasars (or quasi-stellar objects) and luminous galaxies. The newly found objects could be very important for our understanding of the early universe. The findings were presented Apr. 19 in a paper published on arXiv.org. High-redshift quasar discovered by Pan-STARRSlast_img read more

Join hands with TMC to defeat BJP Mamata to Cong CPIM

first_imgKolkata: Coming down heavily on the BJP for running a ‘parallel government’ for the last five years, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the CPI(M) and the Congress to join hands with Trinamool Congress to fight the BJP.”The situation in Bhatpara has made the people of the state realize what happens if you vote for BJP. The way they are functioning in the country, I apprehend they will change the Constitution one day. I feel all of us (TMC, Congress and CPIM) should come together in the fight against the saffron party. It doesn’t mean we have to join hands politically, but on common issues at the national level, we can come together,” she said while speaking in the state Assembly. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee also reiterated that 23 political parties in the country are trying to put up a united fight against the BJP and they have to continue this for the greater interest of the country. She appealed to the Congress and the CPI(M) to be vocal against alleged EVM manipulation on the part of BJP to swing votes in their favour. “It is your prerogative with whom you should forge an alliance. But I feel, we need to be united to fight the fascist BJP. We stand by the Congress in various issues in Parliament and it should be the same in our state too,” she asserted. BJP had managed to win 18 out of 42 seats in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls against TMC’s 22 seats. Congress won two seats while the Left failed to open its account. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said time and again that CPI(M) and the Congress have connived against the TMC right from the Panchayats to the Lok Sabha polls. Continued on P5last_img read more

Whoa babies Dog gives birth to adorable puppies at Tampa airport

first_img TAMPA – Pregnant women are often restricted from travelling by air after 36 weeks of pregnancy. But Eleanor “Elle” Rigby, who was scheduled to fly from Tampa to Philadelphia, clearly didn’t get the memo.The two-year-old golden retriever, a service dog who was travelling with her owner, Diane Van Atter, unexpectedly went into labour shortly before boarding their flight at Tampa International Airport last Friday. Aircraft Rescue Firefighters (ARFF) were called to the scene to assist.An air traveler’s service dog is delivering puppies now @FlyTPA We’re a full-service department! pic.twitter.com/4xlPixtcFn— Tampa Fire Rescue (@TampaFireRescue) May 25, 2018It must’ve been Elle’s lucky day because a nurse just happened to be in the crowd as well. The nurse was able to help deliver five of her pups before having to catch her flight.All in all, the entire ordeal lasted approximately four hours.When all eight babies (seven males and one females) were delivered, the puppies’ father, a yellow lab named Golden Nugget who was also at the airport, was seen excitedly jumping around.All done! #AirportPuppies @FlyTPA @CityofTampa pic.twitter.com/NIoXr0HCZW— Tampa Fire Rescue (@TampaFireRescue) May 25, 2018No word as to whether he handed out cigars, too.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsElle, who was obviously pooped after giving birth, can be seen in videos resting on the terminal floor while her newborns hungrily nursed.According to an airport spokesperson who spoke with Fox 35, Van Atter was aware that Elle was pregnant but did not realize how far along she was. The Miami Herald reports that after missing their flight Van Atter and her daughter now plan to drive to Philadelphia – a journey of approximately 1,000 miles – with Elle, Golden Nugget and all eight of the adorable newborns.The proud papa, “Nugget” waits for his last baby #AirportPuppies pic.twitter.com/3qcG6gcBlj— Tampa Fire Rescue (@TampaFireRescue) May 25, 2018 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Travelweek Group Whoa babies! Dog gives birth to adorable puppies at Tampa airport Posted by Tags: Airports, Puppies << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Woman hospitalised after being hit on zebra crossing

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