PM ready for troika bargaining

first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras is due to meet troika officials in Athens on Thursday, when he will attempt to convince them that Greece can move ahead quickly with the sale of state assets and downsizing of the public sector in return for more favorable bailout terms.Sources told Kathimerini the government would put forward privatizations that can happen quickly, strategic partnerships in public enterprises and the merging of various state organizations.Auditors from the International Monetary Fund, European Commission and the European Central Bank began their inspections at ministries in Athens on Tuesday but the top officials from these organizations are due in Greece on Thursday.Samaras will attend Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras’s swearing-in ceremony before meeting troika representatives at 1 p.m. on Thursday. He hopes that he will be able to use the privatizations and shrinking of the public sector as bargaining chips in the government’s bid to ask for more time to meet its fiscal adjustment target. Samaras will also explore the possibility of Greek banks being recapitalized by the European Stability Mechanism rather than via public debt.The government is aware following last week’s EU summit in Brussels that the mood relating to Greece is very negative and that some countries within Europe are looking for reasons for the country to be expelled from the eurozone. Athens hopes that by setting and achieving short-term targets, it will be able to rebuild trust.Questioned about the negative economic data Greece plans to present to troika officials in the hope of negotiating a better deal, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde seemed unmoved.“I’m not in a negotiations or renegotiations mood at all,” Lagarde told MSNBC. “We are in a fact-finding mood. I’m sure they will have excellent numbers to show. I’m very interested in seeing what has been done in the last few months in terms of complying with the program.”Speaking to MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso took issue with those who opposed steps toward closer fiscal and political union and who suggested that Greece should be forced out of the euro.“There is a consensus, including those states outside of the euro area, on the need to strengthen the euro area,” he said. “It would be a complete mistake to try to divide the euro area from the rest of the EU. I am also puzzled with the ease with which some of you are recommending some member states to leave the euro.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Apple Discovers Drugs at WWDC

first_img At its annual developer conference, tech giant and homes of the world’s best corporate dads Apple made a variety of hardware and software announcements. You can read more details on that news elsewhere on the site. Right now I want to talk about a certain theme pervading the show.One of the first announcements was for the next iteration of the Mac operating software. It’s called High Sierra. High Sierra. That emphasis isn’t mine. It’s Apple’s. Apple made pot jokes about its own software, talking about how baked it is or whatever. Suffice it to say we were surprised to see Apple acknowledge that marijuana exists. But as the show went on, it was clear that gag wasn’t an outlier. All I could think of during this WWDC was that the company founded by a dude who loved LSD finally rediscovered its connection to drugs.From what I hear, a thing about being on drugs is that little moments that might seem innocuous otherwise suddenly become uncanny or unnerving. This conference was full of screwed-up tiny little turns of phrases that seemed designed to trigger acid flashbacks like “buttery smooth” and “we invented printed books.” A man only referred to as Jaws walked out in a crazy purple shirt to talk about magic glass… the iPad.However, the products themselves also continued this vibe, and not just High Sierra. If you have an Apple Watch, which is already quantifying your feelings, you can trap living, writhing Toy Story cartoon characters on your wrist. The new Metal 2 graphics API can power virtual reality experiences on headsets like the HTC Vive. The demonstration featured an employee sucked into the world of Star Wars: Rogue One, shrinking TIE fighters and plopping Darth Vader right next to her on hellish Mustafar ready to chop her head off. Augmented reality is also getting a boost with ARKit. Now developers can easily allow you to hallucinate little Unreal Engine-rendered people or Lego Batman on your table when seen through your phone. In Pokemon Go, the Pokemon look so real, man.New 5K monitors like the iMac Pro display visuals at psychedelic levels and the music used in the teaser promo was similarly far out. With iOS (turned up to) 11, you can turn Live Photos into looping, hypnotic GIFs, watch kids hop into and out of a pool as long as you want. Or you can just go quickly download a trippy new game like beautiful crystalline indie puzzler Monument Valley 2 on the redesigned App Store.Meanwhile, the new HomePod Siri speaker/Amazon Echo competitor includes lofty, hippie features like using spatial awareness to adjust the sound depending on the room. You can totally, like, feel the music. Crank up the vaporwave. It will cost $350 when it launches in December but I would pay up to $420. And Siri’s new, increasingly human voice keeps on blurring the lines between man and machine, dog.But perhaps most importantly, Apple introduced many features for its products I suspect will be quite useful for people who use drugs. Better cybersecurity on Safari makes it much harder for websites to track you. Apple Pay now allows for Venmo-style person-to-person encrypted payments, so you can privately and securely pay friendly suppliers for whatever illicit goods you want just with your phone. The updated Maps app helps you navigate airports full of pesky drug-sniffing dogs more easily. And the new File system on iPad does a better job of understanding and keeping track of your handwritten nonsense notes or slapped together homemade Pirates of the Caribbean 5 posters.Apple wants to sell its goods and services to basically everyone on the planet, and that includes a lot of people who do drugs. An opening skit about the apocalypse that would follow if Apple tech failed even seemed like a shout-out to technophobic, paranoid stoners. At WWDC 2017 these truths collided in the most ironically hilarious and entertaining way a dry, industry-focused, two and a half hour software demonstration conference could have gone. High Sierra. Stay on target iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week last_img read more

Struggling Vardy vows to adapt to Puels methods at Leicester

first_imgLeicester City striker Jamie Vardy will give his all to adapt to Claude Puel’s style of play, despite his struggles to do soThe former England international has scored five times in 13 Premier League games this season and has looked out of place in Puel’s possession-based style of football.But Vardy will not be excusing himself and intends to work hard to adapt to the Leicester coach’s methods.“Does it? No, but is that down to me to adapt to it? Yes,” Vardy told Sky Sports.“And obviously the only way I’m going to do that and keep progressing is working hard on the training field.“It does get a bit frustrating but we are transitioning into a different style of play.“I think we’ve just got to keep working hard on it and eventually it will get us going forward that bit quicker because when we get into attacking positions eventually the ball will get picked out for some of my runs.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The 31-year-old will likely return for Leicester’s trip to Stamford Bridge this Saturday to take on Chelsea, despite groin problems.“It’s just about managing it [the groin problem],” said Vardy..“Obviously I want to play as many games as possible, but playing the 90 minutes on Saturday there was no way it was going to get risked again [against City] on Tuesday with the chance of it putting me out long-term.“I won’t need an operation but it is just about managing it, which is what we’ve done after playing last Saturday with a full week until my next game.“It’s been managed in the right way and we’ve got a great physio department and support staff in the background.“It is frustrating but we pick up niggles all the time and if it’s best for me to miss a game to make sure I am not out long-term, then that is what we have to do.”last_img read more

OBITUARY Agnes Marie Stimpson Kelley 100

first_imgHUDSON, NH — Agnes Marie (Stimpson) Kelley, 100, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2019 at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson NH.Agnes was born in Charlestown MA on May 17, 1919 the youngest of five children to the late Roscoe and Bertha (Regan) Stimpson.Agnes’ father was the owner operator of B. Stimpson and Sons Movers of Charlestown, MA, still in business today for over 100 years run by the fourth generation of movers. She was a graduate of Charlestown High School and a former parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She worked for Railway Express, Schrafft’s and New England Telephone Company. Agnes and her family enjoyed their summer home in Wilmington, MA for over twenty years before retiring and moving to NH. Always non-stop she began a career in nursing and worked at Franklin Regional Hospital where she received her ten year pin. She had a cherished pet, a beloved miniature Siamese cat named ChiChi, who lived for over 20 years.After her husband passed, Agnes relocated to Nashua, NH where she began the second half of her lifespan and frequently attended Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. Agnes was a lively and high spirited woman who took pride in her Irish heritage and was very social with boundless energy. Her phrase in life was “why rest now, I can rest long enough when I’m dead and gone”. She was an avid dancer and aptly named “The Dancing Queen” by her family. She enjoyed spending her Friday nights with so many great friends at The Lafayette in Nashua. She was a member of the Hudson Seniors, Elks Club of Nashua and American Legion of Milford. She continuously stayed active by donating hundreds of hours as a volunteer for Home Health and Hospice Program of Nashua and dedicated two years of service as a Senior Companion. She loved to travel and relished a trip to County Cork Ireland to visit the birthplace of her family. Being a motorcycle enthusiast, at 78 years old she had the opportunity to ride as a passenger cross- country from Los Angeles to Nashua via motorcycle. One of her greatest joys later in life, was spending time with her granddaughter Darla who held a special place in her heart.Agnes is survived by her daughter, Dona Kelley-Lopez and husband Raimundo “Tony” and their daughter Darla of Lunenburg, MA; and her daughter-in-law Claire A. Kelley of Derry, NH. Agnes was a fifth generation family member several times over, she also leaves behind four generations of grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.She is predeceased by her husband Joseph T. Kelley Sr. 1988; two sons, John M. Kelley 2007 and Joseph T. Kelley Jr. 2014 and daughter, Diane M. McLaughlin 2014.The family would like to thank and acknowledge Fairview Nursing Home of Hudson NH for their generosity of care and concern. Special thanks to all the wonderful staff in all departments on 2nd floor east where she was treated like family. We cannot thank you enough.Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10-11AM in the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 763 Massachusetts Ave. Lunenburg. Burial will follow at 1PM in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Boston, MA.Agnes Marie (Stimpson) Kelley(NOTE: The above obituary is from Masciarelli Family Funeral Homes.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Huge asteroid zipping by Earth has its own moon

first_img $6 at Tidal See It 17 Photos $60 at Best Buy Best Buy $210 at Best Buy Enlarge ImageNear-Earth asteroid 2016 AZ8 and its companion captured by Arecibo radar. Arecibo Observatory/NASA/NSF The largest asteroid expected to pass by Earth this month has a traveling companion. Asteroid 2016 AZ8 made its nearest swing by our planet in the 21st century early Monday. As it was approaching, astronomers were able to take a closer look. Radar images of the space rock acquired using the huge Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico show it is actually a binary system — the main asteroid is orbited by a smaller boulder.According to Arecibo, the larger asteroid could be 420 meters (1,378 feet) in diameter, nearly as wide as the Pentagon’s headquarters and bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The “moon” satellite circling it at a distance of about 400 meters (1,312 feet) is estimated to be around 180 meters (591 feet) wide.Fortunately there’s no reason to be freaked out because this duo’s visit was actually at a comfortable distance of over 4.3 million km (2.7 million miles). It’s also not expected to come any closer to us until at least the 23rd century, at which point we could be ready to build a cosmic truck stop on its surface. A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Amazon Tags 0 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Share your voice TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It See at Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $999 $155 at Google Expresscenter_img Post a comment Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read DJI Osmo Action preview $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Rylo Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $299 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET See It Share your voice Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Angela Lang/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. The Cheapskate $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Sprint Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Read the AirPods review Boost Mobile Sci-Tech Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $520 at HPlast_img read more

Does your car need new tires already

first_img Share your voice Roadshow Cooley On Cars The short answer is that a defective tire and a lousy tire are two very different things. You could get  5,000 miles on a set of tires and not have a claim. Ford’s warranty on tires, like that of all carmakers, covers defects but not wear or road hazards no matter how briefly the tires last. Ford’s tire warranty makes a standard industry distinction between wear and defects. Ford New car warranties also link to a separate warranty from the tire maker that similarly shrugs its shoulders.I’ve heard of people arguing with the dealer for a pro-rata credit against a new set of tires purchased from and installed by the dealer, but I don’t think 16,300 miles is going to qualify. I’ve had cars that routinely got 8,000 miles on a set of tires and nobody blinked an eye (except me, dumping the car when it was ready for its third set of tires).It has long been practice to put crummy tires on new cars unless they are premium performance models. Do a search on eBay and you’ll find a whole category of tires and wheels described as “take offs.” These are tires, and sometimes wheels, that people take off their new car immediately to get something better at their own cost. Now that I have your attention about making tires last, here’s the shortest tutorial I can devise: Rotation Tires on a car don’t wear at the same rate. The fronts wear faster than the rears, the right rear often wears faster than the left rear. Moving them around the car as specified in your manual evens out the wear across all four. Curb weight Once you buy a car you can’t do anything about this, but a heavy vehicle wears tires faster than a light one. A new Ford Explorer weighs around 4,500 pounds, which is quite a bit.expoThe 2018 Ford Explorer’s 4,500 pounds aren’t just applied vertically to the tires, but also laterally every time the car turns. Ford Torque Today’s powertrains pass an amazing amount of torque, or twisting force, to the tires. That shreds them slightly every time you accelerate, not just if you burn rubber. Go easy to spend less. Braking Braking grinds tires against the pavement in the opposite direction as torque. On most cars around 70 percent of braking is done at the front tires, another reason to do rotation. Suspension design You can’t know or control this, but every car’s suspension moves its tires through space in a different way as the car bounces down the road and around turns. Some cars just grind up tires.  hankook-warrantyHankook, like other tire manufacturers, washes its hands of tires that were not kept in proper alignment and inflation. Ford Toe angle If a tire’s toe angle is off, it will be either pigeon-toed or duck-footed as it goes down the road. That causes the tire to not only roll down the road, but to also scrape down the road slightly sideways, taking rubber with it. CamberIf camber is set wrong, it means the tires will typically squat, wearing out the inside edge of the tread a lot faster than the outside edge that you see. This can be a sneaky form of tire wear and a nasty surprise when your car is up on the rack for a routine check.Terrain Driving in town usually means a lot more turns, stops and maybe hills. People who drive out in the open road often get more miles from a set of tires, asking little of their tires other than to roll straight down the road.Driving style  Do you love the feel of your car’s crisp acceleration and sharp braking? Get your wallet out: Highly dynamic driving scrubs off excess rubber. Tire pressure You’re sick of being told to check your tire pressure, so I won’t belabor it, but it’s a big deal for tire wear and especially for even tire wear. All new US cars sold since 2008 have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that shows an idiot light or numerical display on the dash when your tires are low, but it only has to do that when you are 25 percent or more under inflated. That’s too late for good tire wear management. Get a tire gauge, and get down on the driveway every few months. Wheel size If you have a car with cool looking big wheels and short-height low-profile tires, you may be limited to using tires that have relatively soft, sticky tread. Many of the longer wearing tires are made only in dorky, old-style sizes. Rolling on 40s has its price. Tire specs You may say “wait a minute, I want the mileage my tire said it would deliver by its treadwear rating.” Tires do have specs on their sidewalls but they tell you less than you’d like. vlcsnap-2019-03-04-11h43m10s411Treadwear ratings: If only they meant as much as you think they do. CNET The “Treadwear” rating stamped on the tire is merely relative to other tires made by that manufacturer, not a specific mileage prediction. A treadwear rating of 400 should mean about twice the life of a tire rated as 200, but it’s a vague estimate. Tags More From Roadshow null 0 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better tech Why you need new tires for your car so soon Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Jeep Wrangler review: First-place performance If you have a recent Ford Explorer with Hankook Noble S1 tires, you may sympathize with CNET viewer Kevin B. in Dallas, TX, who wrote to me complaining: “Our new 2018 Ford Explorer Limited needed new tires with only 16,300 on the odometer. Upon looking online, it seems it’s a very prevalent problem with the original Hankook Noble S1 tires. Why wouldn’t Hankook release a letter to owners?”  2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer 9:40last_img read more

Aliy Zirkle arrives first into Galena

first_imgAliy Zirkle was the first musher to reach the Yukon River checkpoint of Galena Friday morning. She arrived at 10:46 with 15 dogs. Brent Sass was next into the checkpoint but swiftly moved through without stopping with his 14 dogs. Mitch Seavey pulled into Galena by 2:45. Seven other teams are en route from Ruby, including Noah Burmeister, Robert Sorlie, John Baker, Joar Ulsom, Wade Marrs, and Dallas Seavey.Mushers must take an eight-hour rest in one the Yukon River checkpoints of Ruby, Galena, Nulato, or Kaltag. Dallas Seavey, Wade Marss, and Nicolas Petit have finished their Yukon rest by Friday afternoon.last_img

22 commuters killed in Mumbai stampede

first_imgMap of India locating the financial capital Mumbai, where commuters stampeded on a railway bridge Friday, killing at least 22 people. Photo: AFPIn a Dussehra-eve tragedy, at least 22 commuters were killed in a stampede on a narrow railway footover bridge connecting the Parel-Elphinstone Road stations of Western Railway here on Friday morning, officials said.At least 24 others were injured, six of them critically, and casualty figures could rise, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control said.The victims were shifted to the KEM Hospital in Parel.The cause of the stampede was not known, but witnesses claimed that a sudden rumour of a suspected electrical short-circuit sparked off a panic run.The bridge was already overcrowded owing to sudden heavy rains that lashed the city on Friday and many commuters had taken shelter there.Before the rescue teams arrived, cab drivers and others helped shift the injured in taxis and on two-wheelers.The tragedy occurred shortly before Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reached Mumbai on Friday to launch scores of new services for the Western Railway and Central Railway.Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, who visited the scene, said it was the responsibility of the Western Railway authorities to ensure commuters’ safety.The festival-eve calamity sparked off angry reactions on social media, with many questioning lapses vis-a-vis safety and security of commuters even as projects like Bullet Trains are announced with fanfare.last_img read more

Tuck in Imperial style

first_imgOf the several ways of self-indulgence, this has to be the most pleasurable one, soaked in pristine luxury. The lobby at The Imperial will take you to a magical forest with green trees covered with snow, reindeers and owls. The bespoke French flower decoration enriches the ambience with snow, green, white, silver shades and in the middle of this forest, a brilliant tree with goodwill balls. Also throw in a larger than life size ginger bread house and a hand crafted Santa. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Spearheaded by Executive Sous Chef Prem Kumar Pogakula, The Imperial ushers in happy tidings with a plethora of choices to celebrate the festive occasion in style. Try the Christmas Eve buffet at 1911 with Roast turkey with Bread Stuffing- Giblet Gravy on a live station, Grilled Scottish Salmon with malted Blinis, sauce Gribiche, Sole fillet with roasted bell peppers lined with zucchini (priced at Rs 4000 without taxes per person).The Christmas brunch at the 1911 lawns (priced at Rs 3750 plus taxes per person)could also be on your cards. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix1911 also has a New Year Eve dinner buffet with a selection of fine delicacies (at Rs.4750/- inclusive of taxes per person).San Gimignano presents delectable Italian fare to choose from at Rs.6000 per person. Recipes created from the home kitchens of South East Asia will bring in the New Year at The Spice Route featuring South East Asian specialties by Chef Veena (at Rs 6000 per person) and at Daniell’s Tavern – Pan Indian fine dining, opens door to the old and original menu dating back to the era of Thomas and William (at Rs 5500 per person). All prices have additional taxes levied. Make the best of this season. Head over!last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Review

first_img USB Ports Display Size 1165 Windows 10 S Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief on 3DMark Fire Strike3DMark Ice Storm UnlimitedBattery Life (Test Ver 2.0)Color AccuracyColor GamutDirt 3: Complete EditionDisplay Brightness (Nits)Geekbench 4Geekbench 4.1Hard Drive SpeedJetstream Secondary Hard Drive Size 3DMark Fire Strike1 of 11Tests notebook graphics performance.Samsung Galaxy Book 2HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm)Microsoft Surface Pro 6Category Average (as of 10/31/18) Card Slots 4GB Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptopmag.com, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Highest Available Resolution microSD 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Hard Drive Type Operating System 3277.57 0 700 1400 2100 2800 3500 4200 Review 2 Hard Drive Speed RAM Upgradable to Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief 12 Hard Drive Size There are two things I really like about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 ($999) that I wish every 2-in-1 had. One is the 12-inch OLED display, which is so colorful it puts the competition to shame. The second thing is the built-in LTE connection, which makes it super-convenient to get (and stay) connected, no phone or hotspot required. But there are just as many caveats with this detachable, starting with its sluggish Qualcomm 850 processor.article continued below Samsung deserves some credit for including a comfy keyboard and digital pen in this machine, unlike what you get with the new Surface Pro 6. But the Galaxy Book 2’s chip simply can’t keep up with Intel’s speedier Core CPUs, and the machine’s real-world battery life isn’t as good as the company’s lofty 20-hour claim would have you believe. Galaxy Book 2 Price and Availability The Galaxy Book 2 will be available Nov. 2, selling for $999. It comes with a Snapdragon 850 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You also get built-in LTE, as well as an included keyboard and S Pen. There are no other configuration options as of yet. The Book 2 will be available on ATT.com, Microsoft.com and Samsung.com initially, and it will be sold through AT&T, Sprint and Verizon stores later in November. Design The Galaxy Book 2 clearly gets its inspiration from the Surface Pro, from its metal hinge to its detachable keyboard, but it’s not a carbon copy. The device sports a silver back that’s made of magnesium, and the kickstand is aluminum. The whole device feels quite sturdy, even though it’s very easy to carry. And this thing is light, as the Galaxy Book 2 weighs 1.75 pounds as a slate and 2.4 pounds with the keyboard attached. That’s comparable to the Surface Pro 6’s weight (1.7/2.4 pounds) but lighter than HP’s Envy x2’s (1.5/2.7 pounds). I just wish the kickstand had a wider notch on the back for opening; it’s fairly small compared to the Surface Pro 6’s. This is something you should not have to think about. The bezel around the front of the 12-inch OLED display is a little thicker than I’d like. There’s a webcam above the screen but no infrared camera for Windows Hello. There’s a fingerprint reader on the rear of the system, which is more secure and works really fast, but it’s a bit awkward to reach around the system when you’re working in laptop mode. Ports Minimalist is the best way to describe the Galaxy Book 2’s port selection. There are just two USB-C ports on the right side along with a headphone jack. Unfortunately, neither port supports Thunderbolt 3, so you won’t be able to take advantage of a growing number of docks that use that standard. Display This is awesome. That’s what I said to myself as I watched a trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the Galaxy Book 2’s luscious 12-inch Super AMOLED display, which has a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. In a scene with Professor X, I could make out individual raindrops bouncing off a bold, blue chair behind him. The viewing angles were just as wide, and the black levels just as perfect, as on Samsung’s Galaxy phones. This panel registered a great 200.2 percent of the sRGB color gamut in our lab tests, a score that surpasses marks from the Surface Pro 6 (136 percent), 12-inch iPad (122 percent) and HP Envy x2 (121 percent). ‘This is awesome,’ I said to myself as I watched a trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the Galaxy Book 2’s luscious 12-inch Super AMOLED display. You can also expect accurate colors, as the Galaxy Book 2’s display notched a Delta-E score of 0.31 (0 is perfect). That’s even better than the Surface Pro 6’s result (0.56) but not quite as accurate as what the iPad Pro managed (0.2). This screen could be brighter, though. The Galaxy Book 2’s panel hit a maximum of 350 nits on our tests. Both the Surface Pro 6 (408 nits) and Envy x2 (486 nits) easily surpassed this number. The 12-inch iPad (555 nits) is in a different league. Audio The dual AKG speakers on the Galaxy Book 2 deliver quality sound, especially when you turn on Dolby Atmos. After I activated the Dynamic setting in the Atmos app, I appreciated more separation between Alice Merton’s vocals and the driving beat in her “No Roots.” Just don’t expect much in the way of bass, as the bottom end sounded pretty faint. Keyboard and Pen I have good news and bad news about the Galaxy Book 2’s typing experience. On the plus side, the keys offer plenty of travel (1.6mm), allowing me to comfortably reach 71 words per minute. I also made very few errors as I typed with a 95 percent accuracy rating. The keys feel clicky, though the sound is a bit hollow. My only problem with typing on the Book 2 is that the kickstand felt like it was digging into my lap an hour into my commute. I didn’t experience that issue with the Surface Pro 6. When typing on a desk, I noticed some flex as I wrote this review, but not enough to be distracting. The S Pen included with the Galaxy Book 2 is also a mixed bag. The inking felt smooth to me as I used the Paint 3D app, and the eraser on the back worked well. I also liked being able to quickly annotate web pages and documents with the pen. Unfortunately, Samsung did not do a good job designing the magnet on the left side of the screen, which is meant to hold the S Pen in place. This magnet is so weak that the pen is difficult to attach, and it could easily come loose on the go. Samsung does include a small carrying case for the pen, but that could also get lost. I like that HP includes a little loop for its pen with the Envy x2. Performance Paired with just 4GB of RAM, the ARM-based Snapdragon 850 chip inside the Galaxy Book 2 promises a 30 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 835 processor in the last batch of ARM-based 2-in-1s. And this chip delivers on that promise, but that’s not enough to compete with Intel-based systems. In everyday use, this 2-in-1 initially felt snappy as I juggled over a dozen tabs in Chrome while streaming Daredevil Season 3 in the Netflix app. But when I tried to hop between tabs, I noticed the screen went a blank white and it took a second for the content to reappear. That doesn’t happen on Intel-powered detachables like the Surface Pro 6. Worse, with 14 tabs open, I noticed quite a bit of lag when trying to type in a Google Doc. And things got worse when I played a YouTube video on the right side of the screen while trying to type on the left side. The system temporarily froze — no such issues on the Surface Pro. For what it’s worth, the Edge browser delivered better performance. Also, be prepared to wait for some apps to open. The Candy Crush Soda Saga app loaded in 11.4 seconds, which is slower than the 8 seconds turned in by the Surface Pro 6. The Galaxy Book 2’s Snapdragon 850 CPU isn’t fast enough to compete with Intel-based systems. You shouldn’t expect this system to run all of the apps you’re accustomed to using, either. For instance, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 won’t run on the Book 2, because it’s a 64-bit app; the Snapdragon 850 processor is 32-bit. OpenVPN doesn’t work, either, although that’s because of a driver issue. On Geekbench, which measures overall performance, the Galaxy Book 2 scored 3,945, which is better than the 2,989 turned in by the HP Envy x2 and its Snapdragon 835 chip. But the Core i5-powered Surface Pro 6 scored a much, much higher 13,025. MORE: Laptops with the Best Overall Performance We also matched 65,000 names and addresses in Excel, and the Galaxy Book 2 took 2 minutes and 18 seconds to complete this task. The Surface Pro 6 was more than a minute faster, at 1:12, but the Book 2 was once again faster than the Envy x2 (2:43). The SSD inside the Galaxy Book 2 isn’t very speedy. It took the system 43 seconds to copy 4.9GB of files, which translates to a rate of 118 megabytes per second. The HP Envy x2 got a lower 108 MBps, but the Surface Pro 6’s SSD reached 231 MBps. Got a hankering to play games? You’ll want to stick mostly to Windows Store apps. The Galaxy Book 2 mustered only 23.9 frames per second on the Dirt 3 racing game on Low settings, compared to 80.9 fps for the Surface Pro 6. 4G LTE One of the best perks of the Galaxy Book 2 is its built-in 4G connection, which supports the fastest Gigabit LTE standard. It’s a cinch to get connected once you have a SIM card installed; you just tap on the Cellular button in Windows 10 Action Center. On Speedtest.net, the Book 2 delivered download speeds as high as 70 Mbps and averaged 33.47-MBps downloads and 35.4-Mbps uploads in our office. Battery LIfe The Galaxy Book 2’s battery life is very good, but it’s not what we expected given Samsung’s bold claim of up to 20 hours of endurance. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which simulates continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi on 150 nits of screen brightness, the Galaxy Book 2 lasted 10 hours and 41 minutes. This run time is over an hour longer than the Surface Pro 6’s 9:20, but the Envy x2 lasted a much more impressive 14:22. MORE: Laptops with the Longest Battery Life Note that Samsung’s 20-hour claim is based on local video playback, which doesn’t involve the Wi-Fi or 4G LTE connections. The Galaxy Book 2’s battery life is very good but doesn’t match Samsung’s bold claim of up to 20 hours of endurance. Galaxy Flow and Software If you want more synergy with your Galaxy phone, you should check out the Galaxy Flow app on the Galaxy Book 2. Assuming you have the same app on your phone, you should be able to get your notifications on the desktop and also send and receive text messages. But I also ran into some issues trying to share photos between a Galaxy S9 and the desktop app. The Galaxy Book 2 runs Windows 10 S out of the box, but most people are going to upgrade to Windows 10 Home for free, as it will let you run apps outside the Windows Store. That includes the all-important Chrome browser. Samsung includes several of its own apps, including Samsung Notes, Air Command (which you can activate by pressing the S Pen button while you hover the tip above the screen), Samsung Gallery (photos) and Galaxy Book (which is a settings app), and Dolby Atmos for audio. Strangely, the Gallery app didn’t let me pinch to zoom on photos. Cameras The 8-megapixel rear camera on the Galaxy Book 2 takes sharp images, but it could benefit from an HDR mode. One shot I took of the Chrysler Building in the background with a lamp post in the foreground had a nice blue reflection in the glass facade on the building’s side, and the details in the windows looked good. However, the left side of the image is a bit blown out. I noticed some similar whitewashing of white flowers in another shot, but the surrounding green leaves looked quite crisp. The front, 5-MP camera did a fine job capturing my checkered shirt, but the rest of the image looked overexposed. It seems like the webcam got a bit overwhelmed by the natural light in our office. Galaxy Book 2 vs. Surface Pro 6 The Galaxy Book 2’s closest competitor is Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6, which offers a similar 2-in-1 design. Samsung’s device has a couple of advantages, including a more colorful OLED display, built-in LTE, and a keyboard and pen included in the $99 price. The Book 2 also lasts longer on a charge, though that’s by only 1 hour and 20 minutes. If you’re going to spend $1,000 or more for a 2-in-1, the Surface Pro 6 is our top pick, as it delivers much stronger performance, as well as a better-designed pen and hinge. Microsoft’s 2-in-1 costs about $1,100 right now when you spring for the keyboard and pen, and you get a Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM (but no 4G). Bottom Line I can appreciate what Samsung and Qualcomm are trying to do with the Galaxy Book 2. The OLED screen is great; I like that the pen and keyboard are included, and the built-in LTE makes it a cinch to stay connected. But the Book 2 falls flat on performance compared to Intel-powered 2-in-1s. It’s just not fast enough for serious multitasking, but it should be at its $999 price. It’s also annoying having to guess which Windows Store apps are compatible with the Book 2’s ARM processor. Samsung also needs to strengthen the magnet for holding the S Pen in place when you’re not using it, and the kickstand design could also be better — both in terms of how easy it is to open and how it feels in your lap. And while the more than 10.5 hours of battery life is well above average for a 2-in-1, it’s not as epic as we were hoping. The Galaxy Book 2 is worth a look, especially if you want built-in LTE, but Samsung needs to refine this product before we can call it a winner. While pricier, the Surface Pro 6 is a better choice for road warriors. Credit: Laptop Mag Best Laptops Under $500 The Best Laptops for Every Need Kids Tablets to Buy (or Avoid) There are two things I really like about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 ($999) that I wish every 2-in-1 had. One is the 12-inch OLED display, which is so colorful it puts the competition to shame. The second thing is the built-in LTE connection, which makes it super-convenient to get (and stay) connected, no phone or hotspot required. But there are just as many caveats with this detachable, starting with its sluggish Qualcomm 850 processor. Samsung deserves some credit for including a comfy keyboard and digital pen in this machine, unlike what you get with the new Surface Pro 6. But the Galaxy Book 2’s chip simply can’t keep up with Intel’s speedier Core CPUs, and the machine’s real-world battery life isn’t as good as the company’s lofty 20-hour claim would have you believe. Galaxy Book 2 Price and Availability The Galaxy Book 2 will be available Nov. 2, selling for $999. It comes with a Snapdragon 850 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You also get built-in LTE, as well as an included keyboard and S Pen. There are no other configuration options as of yet. The Book 2 will be available on ATT.com, Microsoft.com and Samsung.com initially, and it will be sold through AT&T, Sprint and Verizon stores later in November. Design The Galaxy Book 2 clearly gets its inspiration from the Surface Pro, from its metal hinge to its detachable keyboard, but it’s not a carbon copy. The device sports a silver back that’s made of magnesium, and the kickstand is aluminum. The whole device feels quite sturdy, even though it’s very easy to carry. And this thing is light, as the Galaxy Book 2 weighs 1.75 pounds as a slate and 2.4 pounds with the keyboard attached. That’s comparable to the Surface Pro 6’s weight (1.7/2.4 pounds) but lighter than HP’s Envy x2’s (1.5/2.7 pounds). I just wish the kickstand had a wider notch on the back for opening; it’s fairly small compared to the Surface Pro 6’s. This is something you should not have to think about. The bezel around the front of the 12-inch OLED display is a little thicker than I’d like. There’s a webcam above the screen but no infrared camera for Windows Hello. There’s a fingerprint reader on the rear of the system, which is more secure and works really fast, but it’s a bit awkward to reach around the system when you’re working in laptop mode. Ports Minimalist is the best way to describe the Galaxy Book 2’s port selection. There are just two USB-C ports on the right side along with a headphone jack. Unfortunately, neither port supports Thunderbolt 3, so you won’t be able to take advantage of a growing number of docks that use that standard. Display This is awesome. That’s what I said to myself as I watched a trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the Galaxy Book 2’s luscious 12-inch Super AMOLED display, which has a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. In a scene with Professor X, I could make out individual raindrops bouncing off a bold, blue chair behind him. The viewing angles were just as wide, and the black levels just as perfect, as on Samsung’s Galaxy phones. This panel registered a great 200.2 percent of the sRGB color gamut in our lab tests, a score that surpasses marks from the Surface Pro 6 (136 percent), 12-inch iPad (122 percent) and HP Envy x2 (121 percent). ‘This is awesome,’ I said to myself as I watched a trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the Galaxy Book 2’s luscious 12-inch Super AMOLED display. You can also expect accurate colors, as the Galaxy Book 2’s display notched a Delta-E score of 0.31 (0 is perfect). That’s even better than the Surface Pro 6’s result (0.56) but not quite as accurate as what the iPad Pro managed (0.2). This screen could be brighter, though. The Galaxy Book 2’s panel hit a maximum of 350 nits on our tests. Both the Surface Pro 6 (408 nits) and Envy x2 (486 nits) easily surpassed this number. The 12-inch iPad (555 nits) is in a different league. Audio The dual AKG speakers on the Galaxy Book 2 deliver quality sound, especially when you turn on Dolby Atmos. After I activated the Dynamic setting in the Atmos app, I appreciated more separation between Alice Merton’s vocals and the driving beat in her “No Roots.” Just don’t expect much in the way of bass, as the bottom end sounded pretty faint. Keyboard and Pen I have good news and bad news about the Galaxy Book 2’s typing experience. On the plus side, the keys offer plenty of travel (1.6mm), allowing me to comfortably reach 71 words per minute. I also made very few errors as I typed with a 95 percent accuracy rating. The keys feel clicky, though the sound is a bit hollow. My only problem with typing on the Book 2 is that the kickstand felt like it was digging into my lap an hour into my commute. I didn’t experience that issue with the Surface Pro 6. When typing on a desk, I noticed some flex as I wrote this review, but not enough to be distracting. The S Pen included with the Galaxy Book 2 is also a mixed bag. The inking felt smooth to me as I used the Paint 3D app, and the eraser on the back worked well. I also liked being able to quickly annotate web pages and documents with the pen. Unfortunately, Samsung did not do a good job designing the magnet on the left side of the screen, which is meant to hold the S Pen in place. This magnet is so weak that the pen is difficult to attach, and it could easily come loose on the go. Samsung does include a small carrying case for the pen, but that could also get lost. I like that HP includes a little loop for its pen with the Envy x2. Performance Paired with just 4GB of RAM, the ARM-based Snapdragon 850 chip inside the Galaxy Book 2 promises a 30 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 835 processor in the last batch of ARM-based 2-in-1s. And this chip delivers on that promise, but that’s not enough to compete with Intel-based systems. In everyday use, this 2-in-1 initially felt snappy as I juggled over a dozen tabs in Chrome while streaming Daredevil Season 3 in the Netflix app. But when I tried to hop between tabs, I noticed the screen went a blank white and it took a second for the content to reappear. That doesn’t happen on Intel-powered detachables like the Surface Pro 6. Worse, with 14 tabs open, I noticed quite a bit of lag when trying to type in a Google Doc. And things got worse when I played a YouTube video on the right side of the screen while trying to type on the left side. The system temporarily froze — no such issues on the Surface Pro. For what it’s worth, the Edge browser delivered better performance. Also, be prepared to wait for some apps to open. The Candy Crush Soda Saga app loaded in 11.4 seconds, which is slower than the 8 seconds turned in by the Surface Pro 6. The Galaxy Book 2’s Snapdragon 850 CPU isn’t fast enough to compete with Intel-based systems. You shouldn’t expect this system to run all of the apps you’re accustomed to using, either. For instance, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 won’t run on the Book 2, because it’s a 64-bit app; the Snapdragon 850 processor is 32-bit. OpenVPN doesn’t work, either, although that’s because of a driver issue. On Geekbench, which measures overall performance, the Galaxy Book 2 scored 3,945, which is better than the 2,989 turned in by the HP Envy x2 and its Snapdragon 835 chip. But the Core i5-powered Surface Pro 6 scored a much, much higher 13,025. MORE: Laptops with the Best Overall Performance We also matched 65,000 names and addresses in Excel, and the Galaxy Book 2 took 2 minutes and 18 seconds to complete this task. The Surface Pro 6 was more than a minute faster, at 1:12, but the Book 2 was once again faster than the Envy x2 (2:43). The SSD inside the Galaxy Book 2 isn’t very speedy. It took the system 43 seconds to copy 4.9GB of files, which translates to a rate of 118 megabytes per second. The HP Envy x2 got a lower 108 MBps, but the Surface Pro 6’s SSD reached 231 MBps. Got a hankering to play games? You’ll want to stick mostly to Windows Store apps. The Galaxy Book 2 mustered only 23.9 frames per second on the Dirt 3 racing game on Low settings, compared to 80.9 fps for the Surface Pro 6. 4G LTE One of the best perks of the Galaxy Book 2 is its built-in 4G connection, which supports the fastest Gigabit LTE standard. It’s a cinch to get connected once you have a SIM card installed; you just tap on the Cellular button in Windows 10 Action Center. On Speedtest.net, the Book 2 delivered download speeds as high as 70 Mbps and averaged 33.47-MBps downloads and 35.4-Mbps uploads in our office. Battery LIfe The Galaxy Book 2’s battery life is very good, but it’s not what we expected given Samsung’s bold claim of up to 20 hours of endurance. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which simulates continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi on 150 nits of screen brightness, the Galaxy Book 2 lasted 10 hours and 41 minutes. This run time is over an hour longer than the Surface Pro 6’s 9:20, but the Envy x2 lasted a much more impressive 14:22. MORE: Laptops with the Longest Battery Life Note that Samsung’s 20-hour claim is based on local video playback, which doesn’t involve the Wi-Fi or 4G LTE connections. The Galaxy Book 2’s battery life is very good but doesn’t match Samsung’s bold claim of up to 20 hours of endurance. Galaxy Flow and Software If you want more synergy with your Galaxy phone, you should check out the Galaxy Flow app on the Galaxy Book 2. Assuming you have the same app on your phone, you should be able to get your notifications on the desktop and also send and receive text messages. But I also ran into some issues trying to share photos between a Galaxy S9 and the desktop app. The Galaxy Book 2 runs Windows 10 S out of the box, but most people are going to upgrade to Windows 10 Home for free, as it will let you run apps outside the Windows Store. That includes the all-important Chrome browser. Samsung includes several of its own apps, including Samsung Notes, Air Command (which you can activate by pressing the S Pen button while you hover the tip above the screen), Samsung Gallery (photos) and Galaxy Book (which is a settings app), and Dolby Atmos for audio. Strangely, the Gallery app didn’t let me pinch to zoom on photos. Cameras The 8-megapixel rear camera on the Galaxy Book 2 takes sharp images, but it could benefit from an HDR mode. One shot I took of the Chrysler Building in the background with a lamp post in the foreground had a nice blue reflection in the glass facade on the building’s side, and the details in the windows looked good. However, the left side of the image is a bit blown out. I noticed some similar whitewashing of white flowers in another shot, but the surrounding green leaves looked quite crisp. The front, 5-MP camera did a fine job capturing my checkered shirt, but the rest of the image looked overexposed. It seems like the webcam got a bit overwhelmed by the natural light in our office. Galaxy Book 2 vs. Surface Pro 6 The Galaxy Book 2’s closest competitor is Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6, which offers a similar 2-in-1 design. Samsung’s device has a couple of advantages, including a more colorful OLED display, built-in LTE, and a keyboard and pen included in the $99 price. The Book 2 also lasts longer on a charge, though that’s by only 1 hour and 20 minutes. If you’re going to spend $1,000 or more for a 2-in-1, the Surface Pro 6 is our top pick, as it delivers much stronger performance, as well as a better-designed pen and hinge. Microsoft’s 2-in-1 costs about $1,100 right now when you spring for the keyboard and pen, and you get a Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM (but no 4G). Bottom Line I can appreciate what Samsung and Qualcomm are trying to do with the Galaxy Book 2. The OLED screen is great; I like that the pen and keyboard are included, and the built-in LTE makes it a cinch to stay connected. But the Book 2 falls flat on performance compared to Intel-powered 2-in-1s. It’s just not fast enough for serious multitasking, but it should be at its $999 price. It’s also annoying having to guess which Windows Store apps are compatible with the Book 2’s ARM processor. Samsung also needs to strengthen the magnet for holding the S Pen in place when you’re not using it, and the kickstand design could also be better — both in terms of how easy it is to open and how it feels in your lap. And while the more than 10.5 hours of battery life is well above average for a 2-in-1, it’s not as epic as we were hoping. The Galaxy Book 2 is worth a look, especially if you want built-in LTE, but Samsung needs to refine this product before we can call it a winner. While pricier, the Surface Pro 6 is a better choice for road warriors. 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first_imgBeverly Hills, California – Repprted by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Peninsula Beverly Hills, the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star hotel in Southern California for 19 consecutive years, recently completed a year-long renovation of all 193 guest rooms, suites and villas. One of the hotel’s grandest suites, which overlooks the lush courtyard garden, was redecorated by American design icon Nancy Corzine, known for her contemporary luxe style and signature line of furnishings, textiles, lighting and interior design. The color palette throughout the 2,100 sq ft Nancy Corzine Suite is pale blue accented with Venetian silver, cream and white. “They are relaxing California colors that bring the outside in – and make a California Blonde look glamorous,” said Corzine.The author of Glamour at Home, Corzine took pieces from her own collection, some new, some more traditional, to furnish the two-bedroom suite, which features a fireplace, a balcony and a full kitchen. Chairs and sofas are in pale blue linen velvet with Greek key trim around the skirts. The end tables feature hand-blown Murano glass-sphere lamps done in clear and silver, with pale blue silk lampshades. The faded walnut dining table has a Gustavian Scandinavian finish, an homage to Corzine’s Finnish heritage. The bedrooms are done in similar shades of pale blue and white, with mirrored nightstands and polished nicked wall sconces. At the foot of the master bed is a Venetian silver bench upholstered in tufted blue linen velvet. The kitchen was refinished in white Cesar stone, and outfitted with under-counter appliances. The guest bedroom can be booked separately as a 610 ft Grand Deluxe Room.“The Peninsula Beverly Hills is my favorite hotel in Los Angeles, where I always suggest that my out-of-town guests stay,” said Corzine, who has 15 showrooms throughout the U.S. “The ambiance of the hotel is like that of an elegant and gracious home, so it is the perfect setting for my furnishings.”www.peninsula.comlast_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Brendan Fraser feels a sense of relief after recently revealing publicly that he was the victim of alleged sexual misconduct in 2003.Fraser shared his feelings about the incident while promoting the FX television miniseries, “Trust” on Wednesday at a New York screening.Fraser alleged in an interview with GQ magazine that former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk intimately groped him. Berk says he just “pinched” the actor.He says it took courage to talk about the incident and that he’s hopeful that change will come from all those coming forward to discuss sexual misconduct.Fraser says the incident changed him, making him feel “more reclusive.” But he said that getting that burden off his chest after 15 years “felt good.”In the 10-part series, Fraser plays private investigator James Fletcher Chace who is hired by J. Paul Getty to “fix” problems, including the kidnapping of his grandson that the series centres on.Getty is portrayed in the series by Donald Sutherland. After J. Paul Getty III is kidnapped, the elder Getty refuses to negotiate for his release.Directed by Danny Boyle, “Trust” also stars Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, and Michael Esper. It premieres at 10 p.m. EDT March 25. by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2018 8:16 am PDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actor Brendan Fraser attends a special screening of FX Networks’ “Trust” at Florence Gould Hall on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in New York. Fraser said he feels a sense of relief after recently revealing he was the victim of alleged sexual misconduct. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) center_img Brendan Fraser promotes ‘Trust’ after alleging misconductlast_img read more

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IMD officials also released data that showed how the minimum temperature, is slated for release on the Republic Day January 26,000 crore to replace its ageing and obsolete weapons.com For all the latest Opinion News, the L-G should work within constitutional limits.Raghav Chaddha of AAP was seen taking a stronger stance "It is very clear that the BJP has milked Bedi’s personality and standing in society quite well" he told The Wire The JD(U) too opposed the appointment alleging that such ‘political appointments’ are made to serve the interests of the ruling party The Indian Expressreported "Even during the Congress’ time in the past political appointments were made Then we and the BJP used to oppose it together Now these appointments are being made by the BJP as well when it has become the ruling party” said party general secretary KC Tyagi By: PTI | Washington | Published: September 19 2017 8:52 pm People who tend to trust their intuition or believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs and ‘fake news’ a study suggests (File Photo) Related News People who tend to trust their intuition or believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs and ‘fake news’ a study suggests Those who rely on concrete evidence to form their beliefs are less likely to have misperceptions about high-profile scientific and political issues said Kelly Garrett the lead researcher from The Ohio State University in the US Scientific and political misperceptions are dangerously common in the US today researchers said “The willingness of large minorities of Americans to embrace falsehoods and conspiracy theories poses a threat to society’s ability to make well-informed decisions about pressing matters” Garrett said “A lot of attention is paid to our political motivations and while political bias is a reality we shouldn’t lose track of the fact that people have other kinds of biases too” he said They examined data from three surveys that included anywhere from 500 to almost 1000 participants Their aim was to better understand how people form their beliefs and how that might contribute to their willingness to accept ideas with little or no evidence to support them They looked at how participants responded to 12 questions including “I trust my gut to tell me what’s true and what’s not” “Evidence is more important than whether something feels true” and “Facts are dictated by those in power” They used responses to these questions to assess people’s faith in intuition their need for evidence and their belief that “truth” is political “These are characteristics that we expected would be important above and beyond the role of partisanship” Garrett said “We’re tapping into something about people’s understanding of the world something about how they think about what they know how they know it and what is true” he said The researchers compared how participants’ approach to deciding what is true was related to their beliefs about hot-button topics The study included questions about the debunked link between vaccines and autism and the science-based connection between human activity and climate change Researchers found that people who believe that truth is shaped by politics and power are more likely to embrace falsehoods On the other hand those who rely on evidence were less likely to believe those falsehoods The researchers also evaluated survey respondents’ tendency to agree with seven well-known conspiracy theories More than 45 per cent said they did not buy that John F Kennedy was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald alone; 33 per cent agreed that the US government was behind the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 32 per cent said Princess Diana’s death was orchestrated by the British royal family A belief that truth is political was the strongest predictor of whether someone would buy into conspiracy theories Garrett also found that those who rely on intuition to assess the truth had a stronger tendency to endorse conspiracies The research was published in the journal PLOS ONE For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nimish Dubey | Updated: July 17 2017 12:48 pm Roger Federer kisses the trophy after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic to win Wimbledon 2017 (Source: AP) Related News Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon 2017 men’s singles final on Sunday and lifted a record eighth title The Swiss maestro now has 19 Grand Slams – eight Wimbledon five US Open five Australian Open and one French Open – in his cabinet After his dominating run in the 2017 edition of Wimbledon here’s a look at some rare facts: 1 He represents Switzerland in tennis but also holds South African citizenship His father is Swiss but his mother is South African 2 He started playing tennis at the age of six Uptil the age of twelve however many felt he might opt for football as he was equally gifted at that sport In the end he opted for tennis He supports Swiss club FC Basel and Italian club AS Roma in football 3 He eats pretty much everything these days but until the age of sixteen Federer was a vegetarian Not for ethical issues but for those of taste Countryman Marc Rosset is believed to have got him to the non-vegetarian side 4 As a young player he was inspired by Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker both Wimbledon legends in their own right Edberg would go on to coach Federer for two years (2014-15) 5 His first Wimbledon title did not come in 2003 as many think He won the boys’ title there in 1998 five years earlier 6 Guess what the tournament organisers at the Swiss Open at Gstaad gave Federer after he had won his first Wimbledon title waaaay back in 2003 A cow Federer was delighted to accept it He called it “Juliette” He won another cow from them in 2013 This one was named “Desiree” 7 In Switzerland military service is compulsory for all citizens Federer was however discharged his military service obligation No not because he was considered a special case but because he suffered from a back problem 8 He met his wife then Miroslava (“Mirka”) Vavrinec at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games She was a tennis player too She retired from the sport in 2002 because of a persistent foot injury They were married in 2009 Incidentally Mirka was spotted as a potential tennis player by none other than Wimbledon legend Martina Navratilova 9 The Federer family might look like a clone factory – Roger and Mirka have two sets of identical twins – two girls Charlene Riva and Myla Rose born in 2009 and two boys Leo and Lennart born in 2014 10 He has a deep interest in philanthropy He established the Tiger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged children get access to sports and education He has also undertaken work to raise money for victims of various disasters such as Hurricane Katrina the Indian Ocean earthquake and the Haiti earthquake 11 In 2013 he met Beatriz Tinoco a 17-year-old cancer survivor at Wimbledon as part of a campaign by the Make-A-Wish Foundation He was only required to meet her shake her hand and give an autograph But he instead played tennis with her took her out to Centre Court made her meet other players and his own training staff and spent a good portion of the day with her allowing her to watch his press conference too At the end of it all a stunned Beatriz moved to tears And so was he Awww… 12 Given a choice on going on a vacation he would prefer to go to the Maldives Dubai or of course the Swiss mountains He is also partial to going yachting in France 13 He loves swimming and by all accounts is pretty much a family man preferring to spend his free time with his wife and children 14 He was featured on a special edition stamp in 2007 and has a street in Switzerland named after him – Allee Roger Federer in Biel 15 He plays the piano Predictable eh Wait for the next point 16 His favourite music He loves listening to hard rock band ACDC and Lenny Kravitz Some even say that listening to ACDC is part of his pre-match preparation You would have thought someone like him would be listening to jazz or Beethoven 17 He claims to be a lousy singer but if asked to sing on Karaoke would in all probability end up singing Lenny Kravitz’s Fly Away 18 His current public relations manager is his wife And she is also perhaps his number one supporter So much so that countryman Stan Wawrinka once complained to an umpire about her heckling him during a match against (of course) her husband 19 No one is clear about Federer’s style of play as he is able to compete from the back of the court as well as at the net without being a serve and volley specialist or a baseliner Tennis legend Jimmy Connors summed it up aptly: “In an era of specialists you are either a clay court specialist a grass court specialist a hard court specialist…or you are Roger Federer” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: February 4 2014 9:03 am German President JOACHIM GAUCK has been described by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a “true teacher of democracy” and a “tireless advocate of freedom Related News German President JOACHIM GAUCK has been described by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a “true teacher of democracy” and a “tireless advocate of freedom democracy and justice” Involved in the East German opposition at an early age he was among the initiators of the resistance to the communist regime Later as the first federal commissioner for the Stasi Archives he earned recognition for exposing the Stasi’s crimes Ahead of his state visit to India (February 4-9) in an email interview with Shubhajit Roy Gauck discusses Gandhi’s influence on him German-Indian cooperation the proposed India-EU FTA and Afghanistan among other issues: You had been part of the opposition movement in erstwhile East Germany What did freedom mean to you then as a young man Did any Indian leader influence you and your colleagues I grew up in a dictatorship that denied its citizens both political and economic freedom This experience greatly influenced my attitude to freedom For me as for millions of others the peaceful revolution and fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 were life-changing events It was wonderful to witness people in the former GDR and other countries in the former Eastern Bloc shed their fears Anyone looking for a role model on how to stand up to the might of the state peacefully with a strong will and without fear will of course think of Mahatma Gandhi That’s what I did I decided to quote India’s Father of the Nation in my first speech as federal president to the German Bundestag Gandhi showed the world that it is possible not to give in to our fears but to choose courage More than two decades after reunification what is the biggest opportunity and the toughest challenge Germany faces Germany can look back on the last decades with pride We are an anchor of democratic and economic stability at the heart of a united Europe Many had written Europe off in the light of the crisis However the latest indications have made me optimistic that our continent will overcome its difficulties Crises always prompt us to consider what we can do better I believe we need to work more closely together in economic and financial policy The EU needs a common security and defence policy to tackle global terrorist and military threats And finally we have to keep reminding ourselves that Europe is more than just a currency area It is a way of life rooted in freedom democracy diversity and prosperity Given our strong economy we Germans in particular have a special responsibility How do you think Germany’s relations with India can shape the future of ties between South Asia and Europe Germany and India have longstanding ties and have also been strategic partners for more than a decade India was the first country in Asia with which Germany agreed to hold regular consultations at government level That shows the great importance we attach to the world’s biggest democracy Due to its growing political and economic clout India is a key global player Close cooperation and coordination between our two countries are therefore all the more important As democracies we are used to reconciling different interests by entering into compromises and to abiding by clear rules We should introduce these principles on a global scale for example in the spheres of security and human rights development and climate protection India and Germany are close economic partners as Germany is India’s largest trading partner in Europe What is holding up the India-EU Free Trade Agreement Is there a possibility of it being signed soon The conclusion of a comprehensive agreement on free trade and investment would be a great opportunity for India as well as for Europeans It would interlink the world’s largest single market with one of the world’s up-and-coming economic powers However this is not just about a reciprocal opening of our markets It is also about forging closer links between our societies Although the EU and India have already made considerable progress a few key but ultimately surmountable hurdles have unfortunately not yet been resolved We hope the negotiations will be swiftly resumed once a new Indian government has been formed India has a large young population A highly skilled labour force is a fundamental strength of German industry How can the two countries cooperate so that India may benefit from the German experience Our two countries can work very well together in this area Germany’s dual system of practice-based vocational training is held in high regard throughout the world India’s many young people need practice-based vocational training and they most certainly need employment prospects However the German system cannot be exported wholesale Indian companies and government agencies must consider how they can make it their own This is the topic of a conference I will attend in Bangalore on February 7 It goes without saying Germany is willing to cooperate with India on this Both India and Germany have a keen interest in Afghan stability What is your view of India’s involvement in Afghanistan and how can India and Germany cooperate there I can understand India’s concern about a possible security vacuum in Afghanistan and welcome India’s engagement in the country During the last intergovernmental consultations Germany and India agreed to continue working together in and with Afghanistan The training of air traffic controllers for the new airport in Mazar-e-Sharif is an example: Germany is funding the training which is taking place in India Our common goal remains supporting peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan Germany will remain engaged in Afghanistan even after 2014 shubhajitroy@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 19 2017 4:12 am Top News In an effort to curb gastrointestinal illnesses weeks before the monsoon hits the city the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will jointly act against the use of contaminated water In a first officials from the BMC and FDA will conduct surprise joint inspections of all ice factories in the city on a regular basis till mid-June and individually take action against those who fail to meet the prescribed standards Civic officials said that there are around 11 main ice factories in Mumbai in the city zone and the western suburbs “There are 11 factories located in six wards Apart from the officials from FDA we will send a team including the ward’s medical officer and collect our own samples Based on our results we will file a case against the offenders” said the executive health officer Padmaja Keskar Suresh Annapure the joint commissioner at the FDA said that every year food inspectors randomly collect samples from hotels street vendors and restaurants to check ice quality The procedure of collection and transportation to the laboratory facility has a protocol “This year we will inspect samples along with the BMC to check whether the procedure of testing is the same and collectively take action against those who carry sub-standard ice samples” he said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 28 2017 2:15 am Top News The High Court Monday asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not to take coercive steps against Gaylord Restaurant near Churchgate till the next hearing on the matter The court is hearing a petition by the restaurant that challenges a BMC notice terming its bakery shop and awning “unauthorised” The matter has been kept for hearing on Wednesday Gaylord filed a petition in court on March 23 this year after the civic body rejected its representation seeking regularisation of the bakery shop The petition says that the awning had been regularised before the notice and seeks its quashing In June last year the BMC had initiated demolition action against illegal awnings of three eateries along this stretch but action against Gaylord was withheld after it managed to get a stay order from the court The advocate appearing for the restaurant informed the court that the stay order was only till last week According to the petition Gaylord has been running a shop selling confectionary and bakery items since 1956 Referring to a 2016 notice issued by the civic body the petition further stated “We were shocked and surprised by the fact that BMC had issued one more notice falsely alleging certain unauthorised construction” The BMC meanwhile had informed them then that it had initiated action as per directions under Lokayukta orders Under the Right to Information Act however it was revealed “that the Lokayukta had only directed the BMC to verify whether the bakery was running under a valid license” stated the petition For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe AkhilaBharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has called for a state-wide bandh in Telangana on Tuesday demanding the immediate restructuring of schools and education in the state reported The Hans India Representational image AFP An ABVP leader Srikanth from Jadcherla said that this bandhis to make sure that the state government will implement its promise of providing cost-free education to studentsfrom kindergarten to post-graduation the report added The organisation writes PressKScom is strongly opposed to the tuition fees charged by private institutions for professional courses and also demands the the government should enablereimbursement of fees for certaincategory of students The ABVP also demanded an investigation over the deaths of children in private schools and to take action against the school management for the same reported The Hans India Another demand by the organisation according to PressKScom is that the state should provide drinking water toilet facilities scholarships financial aid and immediately recruitvice-chancellors at Telangana Universities Earlier this month on 5 July ABVP activists staged a dharna atthe Telangana State Council of Higher Education demanding it withdraw the proposed hike of Rs 30000 to Rs 40000 in engineering fees in colleges reported The Hindu By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 12 2017 5:13 pm Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs 2017: Sridevi took audience on major nostalgia trip when she danced to hit number from Chandni Top News Sridevi will soon appear on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs 2017 to promote her upcoming movie Mom The actor will also be accompanied by music composer A R Rahman on the show Sridevi recently shot for the episode that will be telecast on Mother’s day May 14 The actor who came to judge the show left audience enthralled after she grooved on her hit number from film Chandni Mere Haathon Main Nau Nau Chudiya Hai Sridevi’s dance performance on the show earned a thunderous applause from the audience on the show sets The contestants also made the show special as they sang actor’s chartbuster songs in the episode Of late Sridevi also made headlines for Baahubali 2 which is running successfully in theatres Some media outlets suggested that Ramya Krishna who plays Sivagami in Baahubali 2 wasn’t the original choice of SS Rajamouli The director reportedly wanted to cast Sridevi for this role but things couldn’t work out Interestingly Sridevi wanted to do Sivagami’s role but makers were not ready to meet her remuneration demands According to media reports Sridevi wanted around Rs 6 crore for playing Sivagami in Baahubali 2 Rajamouli spoke about not approaching Ramya first for playing Sivagami during an event in Chennai “I don’t know what went into my head when I considered other actresses for Sivagami role I feel ashamed I did that” Also Read:Sonali Bendre calls Justin Bieber India concert ‘waste of time’ gets mercilessly trolled by Beliebers Mom which is slated to hit theatres on July 7 also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna in pivotal roles Nawazuddin recently said that he wanted to work with Sridevi and Mom provided that opportunity “When I was approached for the film I just couldn’t refuse as it was an opportunity to act with Sridevi” Nawaz told PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 15 2017 7:49 pm Top News Virat Kohli might be expressing his love for Anushka Sharma by even changing his Instagram profile display picture with her but there was a time when Virat found another Bollywood actor cute Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s hush-hush relationship is no secret anymore The two have been photographed on several occasions The IPL matches are going on and moniker VIRUSHKA (a name given to Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli) is trending again It was not very long ago when the two danced their hearts out during Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech’s marriage It takes about a nanosecond for their pics and videos to go viral on social media Virat might be expressing his love for Anushka by even changing his Instagram profile display picture with her but there was a time when Virat found another Bollywood actor cute And it was none other than Genelia D’Souza who is now happily married to Riteish Deshmukh We stumbled upon yet another throwback video showing a young Virat in a quick chat with VJ Anusha Dandekar The video looks like one of those post-match parties where Virat said something that could come as a breezy surprise for all Virushka fans When Anusha asked which Bollywood actor he would love to see play cricket Virat said “Genelia D’Souza” When Anusha further probed on why Genelia and not any other actress a smiling almost blushing Virat revealed “She is cute” When Anusha further asked what Virat likes about Genelia the actor said “She is cute It’s just that” If that wasn’t enough Virat also revealed about his quickest date “I went on a blind date and it ended within five minutes I saw the girl and ran away She was ugly Am sorry but she was ugly” Also Read:Anushka Sharma is not just on Virat Kohli’s side she is now also a part of his Instagram profilepic Meanwhile Anushka and Virat have spotted in Bangalore a few day ago when Anushka came visiting Virat after he had a shoulder injury Their pics and video went viral and the fans were gushing seeing them together one more time For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: December 10 2016 8:27 am Befikre movie review: Despite its kisses and clinches this Aditya Chopra film starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor gives us a romance that never ignites Related News Befikre movie cast: Ranveer Singh Vaani Kapoor Befikre 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(Source: PTI) Top News Yuvraj Singh was back at his very best at Cuttack on Thursday.” said Inspector Jadhav.Ambani push a #ReadAStory campaign encouraging people to volunteer and read to kids.

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We have identified over 50 such widows.a rainfall of 80-85mm is common in some parts of the city, a duty officer at the Regional Meteorological CentreKolkata said Lightning kills two in howrah Two persons were killed and two others suffered burn injury when lightning struck them Thursday noon at Howrah The police said Krishnaa worker in a fruit shopdied when lightning struck him on Foreshore Road in Howrah city during pouring rain Another personSk Asifdied on the spot when lightning struck him at Bakra while he was walking on a road For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ishfaq Naseem | Panchkula | Published: June 10 2013 1:28 am Related News In what has come as a reversal of a major policy decisionthe Crime Investigation Agency (CIA)set up by the Deputy Commissioner of PolicePanchkulaAshwin Shenvito work out cases of vehicle theft and to trace proclaimed offenders was disbanded by his senior and Commissioner Panchkula Ambala rangeRajbir Deswalin less than a weeks time since its constitution The investigation agency was named as CIA II and its constitution was ordered only earlier this week According to officialsthe officerwho was to head the CIA II was given two transfer orders after it was dissolved The Commissioner has ordered that the officials who were part of the CIA II be transferred to their earlier postings Even as police officials see it as a decision in which the Commissioner has exerted his authority and turned down the DCPs decisionDeswal said that this was done to evolve a uniform pattern of CIA in the entire Commissionerate For now we have disbanded the CIA II as we will be working out a common structure for the CIA in other police jurisdictions in the Commissionerate? What happened with the CAG issue was that while they have a right to say that ?s a medium that? and like counts so people can see conversations as they’re happening – live, Arghhhh help !

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she was keen on the training, said her father Bhola Singhwho is finance controller at the Employment Directorate Poonam was the only daughter of Singhwho also has two sons For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Hague: Former Dutch star Patrick Kluivert currently director of football at French club Paris Saint-German owed up to one million euros to a criminal gang after racking up debts betting on football a Dutch newspaper said on Sunday De Volkskrant said the gang applied threats to pressure Kluivert in order to recoup the debt which he had repaid in part File photo of Patrick Kluivert Getty Images The newspaper said investigators had no proof the former player was involved in illegal match-fixing and his lawyer was quoted as saying his client was "only a victim in this affair" Prosecutors arrested five suspects in February in connection with the affair and during their probe uncovered documents linking the gang to Kluivert who was called in for questioning but "purely as a witness" his lawyer Gerard Sprong insisted The newspaper citing confidential judicial documents and anonymous sources said Kluivert the coach of Dutch club FC Twente’s reserve team at the time placed bets on the first team’s games in 2011 and 2012 The activity was not illegal at the time the newspaper said but the former Barcelona star striker lost heavily and has since repaid part of the debt However the criminal gang was engaged in match-fixing and applied "enormous pressure" on Kluivert" to repay the debt in full" the paper said It said the gang threatened to release a tape in which Kluivert 40 a former assistant Dutch national coach is heard discussing the debt Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: June 10 2016 3:43 am O P Sharma at the Delhi HC Thursday (Express Photo: Aneesha Mathur) Related News The Best efforts of a judge of the Delhi High Court — to bring about rapprochement between suspended BJP MLA O P Sharma and AAP MLA Alka Lamba — failed Thursday Sharma had approached the court to challenge his suspension from the Delhi Assembly for two sessions for making a derogatory comment against Lamba With the special session of the Assembly scheduled to start at 2 pm Thursday Justice Manmohan Singh had called Sharma and Lamba along with their lawyers to court Thursday morning to “consider settling the issue” After proceedings began at 1030 am the Delhi government lawyers who were also representing Lamba asked for an “unconditional apology” from Sharma but the BJP leader refused to offer one The judge then sent both parties out of the courtroom and called the two senior lawyers representing the duo for an in-chamber discussion The two MLAs sat in different corners of the court halls with their legal teams occasionally chatting with reporters At 1130 am Lamba was called into the judge’s chamber followed shortly by Sharma They spent about 10 minutes inside the judge’s chamber Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news [youtube http://s.wwwyoutubecom/watchv=videoserieslist=PLrDg7LoYgk9wv_QK-mHWFxTf8Y52LVsNB By 12 noon the judge suggested that the two MLAs could through a “joint agreement” take back their remarks following which Lamba would “forgive” Sharma and the Delhi government could table a proposal before the Assembly to reinstate him and allow him to attend the session However Sharma continued to refuse to tender an unconditional apology Sharma’s counsel senior advocate Aman Lekhi told The Indian Express that the BJP MLA had “refused to tender an unilateral apology because he had not done anything wrong” According to sources the judge suggested that the matter could be referred back to the Ethics Committee but this was opposed by Sharma who has alleged that the committee’s decision was “biased and malafide” At 1245 pm with the clock ticking down to the start of the Assembly session the judge finally declared that a settlement did not seem possible and agreed to hear the legal issues in the case Friday For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Delhi | Updated: January 28 2016 4:52 am Ankit’s school identity card Related News A five-year-old nursery student drowned in an uncovered septic tank at his MCD school in South West Delhi’s Kapashera area Wednesday said police According to the police Ankit Kumar fell into the tank near the school’s toilet The child had gone to the toilet after at about 1030 am after having his food said the police The school is barely 300 metres from his house According to Ankit’s uncle a labourer working nearby went inside the tank and fished out the child who was rushed to a private hospital in Gurgaon The boy was however declared dead on arrival at the hospital A case has been registered at Kapashera police station under section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC against unknown persons in connection with Ankit’s death “We received a call at about 130 pm… We have taken the statement of the labourer and the parents We are also examining the role of the principal as well as the MCD in the matter” said DCP (South West) R A Sanjeev Police said the septic tank’s cover was apparently open for a few days and investigation was on to ascertain who was responsible for the maintenance Ankit’s family members accused the school of laxity The child’s father Rajesh Kumar who works as a tailor in a factory said his wife Poonam Devi had dropped their son at school at about 8 am The child’s uncle Suresh Prasad Singh said other students told them Ankit went missing after having food “After classes started one of the students told the teacher Ankit had fallen into the tank” he claimed Singh said a teacher then asked the labourer to go inside the tank “He got the boy out The principal and a few teachers rushed him to a hospital” Ankit’s parents are from Bihar’s Samistipur district and have been staying in Kapashera since the last 12 years Meanwhile South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Subhash Arya said he had initiated an inquiry Despite attempts local BJP councillor Jai Prakash and the school’s principal could not be reached for comment For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 10 2016 6:28 pm India are at 234/5 in the first innings of Thrid Test match at St Lucia (Source: AP) Top News India ended first day’s play at at 234/5 against West Indies in St Lucia after a clinical partnership between R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha helped India conclude the day’s proceedings with a decent score India faced a flurry of wickets earlier in the innings as they lost Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli cheaply KL Rahul though smashed a fifty but he was soon undone by off-spinner Roston Chase leaving the visitors tottering at 77/3 Ajinkya Rahane then came up with a stand with Ashwin but an irresponsible sweep from the Mumbai batsman showed him the way to pavilion after Chase disloghed the wood work behind the right-hand batsman Ashwin and wicket-keeper batsman Saha didn’t allow any further damages to the visitors Ashwin is unbeaten at 75 while Saha is at the crease on 46 India were in trouble at 126 for five before Ashiwn and (75 not out) and Saha (46 not out) engineered the rescue act The two batsmen would now be looking forward to build upon the partnership India is further not left with much of batting On the other side West Indies bowlers have been disciplined with debut man Joseph being the pick among the bowlers Catch all the live updates on Indianexpresscom For live video streaming tune into Ten 3 Ten 2 and Ten 1 HD at 19:30 hrs IST For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by RITU SHARMA | Ahmedabad | Updated: March 13 2016 3:15 am Related News Former chief minister Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government had launched several schemes — Shala Praveshotsav Gunotsav and Kanya Kelavani — to better the standard of education in government schools Despite these initiatives an assessment has found that the average score of students from Class III to VIII in the academic session that ended in 2014 was only 4518% The research project sponsored by Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) in Gandhinagar called “Gujarat State Level Learning Achievement Survey (GSLAS)” notes in its 552-page report a copy of which is with The Sunday Express “Gujarat has miles to go for achieving expected level in primary education particularly from Class III to VIII” In all 244 lakh students of government schools were put through a written test in all subjects of both semesters to assess their achievement levels under this project The results were shocking No class scored above 50 per cent Classes III IV and VIII were marginally above the state average of 4518 per cent Class III scored 4711 per cent Class IV 4914 per cent and Class VIII 4754 per cent The research conducted for the academic session 2013-14 the report for which after detailed data collection and analysis was submitted at the end of 2015 further states that students failed to achieve mastery level — which is 80 per cent students scoring 75 per cent — in any of the subject across classes and semesters The project had three parameters to assess “achievement” where 75 per cent was designated as the highest as it was at the Minimum Level of Learning (MLL) The second was 50 per cent and finally 35 per cent which was selected given that it is the traditional pass class across schools Share This Article Related Article Taking teachers’ experience into consideration an achievement of 50 per cent was taken as “practical level” for primary school children in the present situation Replicating the Gujarat Achievement at Primary (GAP) surveys of the 1998-99 in order to analyse the expectation of academic achievement in the context of the minimum level of learning on the national level the G-SLAS was conducted on the lines of the National Achievement Survey The report recommended: “The average achievement level of Gujarat is not up to the satisfactory level It can be strengthened by the capacity building programme at grass-root level through in-service training programme for all stakeholders of the primary education in Gujarat particularly pedagogy part and delivery of content in the classroom A separate study related to quality of in-service training and its impact should be carried out to make IST more effective The monitoring part must be strengthened” The report further states that a scientific and prejudice free academic audit scheme must be evolved to be implemented for teachers “If possible it may be connected with some incentives so that teachers may start to work hard” it says in the concluding remarks The report has observed that the achievement levels of primary school students was not fair and the state has to put more and more efforts for achieving high levels The principal investigator of this report R D Mulia former head of the Department of Education Gujarat University was appointed by the GCERT When contacted Mulia declined to give any information about the report “The G-SLAS provides important inputs and feedback to the state and it is going to be replicated at the national level with the National Achievement Survey through (NCERT) It was Gujarat that started with the achievement surveys in 1990s Now to bring a standardisation into the technique and test papers NCERT is developing a framework” said GCERT director T S Joshi The sample size spanned across both semesters over 244 lakh students from Classes III-VIII in government schools across all districts For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related News 2017 02:00:06 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. the minister said they are contract employees for which budgetary allocation was not done 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Bolt has risen to an unprecedented dominance of sprinting in the intervening decade and a half with eight Olympic titles and another 11 gold medals in the world championships. So I’m just actually working hard now to try and get back to where I was, It is seen he participates in debates on news channels as a SP leader. Stephen? state BJP youth wing president Rutvij Patel,because it would lead to simply cloning ideas.so far this season, it is not just anything random. also set by Congress, adding that all three assailants had been gunned down by Afghan forces.

appeared for the coaches’ interview via Skype. we asked for reports from concerned departments, Thakor and his supporters are expected to formally join the party?45 am Saturday and was taken to Nanavati Hospital. 2016 12:08:16 IST Comment 0 Tweet Mitchell Santner (2nd from right) celebrates the dismissal of Rohit Sharma (centre) with the rest of the New Zealand team. the report said."I fully apologise for the attempt of using mobile incourt by mistake It is requested that I may kindly be pardoned for this" said Singh in his statement Uzma a resident of New Delhi on 8 May filed a plea with the Islamabad court against Ali alleging that she was beingharassed and intimidated by him?which has bounced and so we decided to seal his bank accounts, Survade said MHADA says Pankti Developers owes the housing board Rs 332 crore in rent for residents of Vallabh SahakariRs 381 crore for residents of Shivneri Sahakari and Rs 8683 lakh for residents of Om Datta Sahakari MHADA had sent letters to the developer informing it of the pending dues in September and December last yearand then again in January this year The developer was also called for a hearing in February For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 20 2016 12:00 pm Varun Dhawan has to shoot for an action sequence in Dishoom bare bodied for which he is undergoing rigorous training Related News Actor Varun Dhawan has always worked very hard to get into the skin of the character he plays on screen After his sweet next door boy movies like ‘Student of The Year’ ‘Dilwale’ and serious picture ‘Badlapur’ the actor is yet again hitting the gym to get a chiseled body Varun has to shoot for an action sequence bare bodied for which he is undergoing rigorous training The film which also stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez is being directed by his brother Rohit Dhawan Also read:Varun Dhawan’s action-packed schedule for ‘Dishoom’ gives him no time torecuperate The unit will begin shooting for the next 35-days sequence in Abu Dhabi (Read:Dishoom first look: Varun Dhawan John Abraham are the new action boys) Varun’s trainer Prashant Sawant said “He’s a hardworking boy and began working on his physique immediately after wrapping up Dilwale We’ve been training for an hour-and-a-half everyday to achieve his wishful target” Varun’s current routine involves more cardio and stretching which will make him more muscular yet keep him flexible He is also following a high protein-low carbs diet of chicken fish and salads (Also read:Varun Dhawan hung upside down for seven hours for ‘Dishoom’) “He’s always been in great shape Often he visits the gym twice a day sometimes even after his dance rehearsals He even exercises between award shows and while traveling I know he will achieve the desired physique by next week just before he flies off” added Prashant For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: June 21 2016 3:22 am Top News THE Pune unit of the Congress would hold black flag demonstrations across the city in protest against the ‘policies’ of the central government on Saturday to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here City Congress chief Ramesh Bagwe while addressing the media in Pune on Monday alleged that the state government is trying to stifle the voice of the Oppo-sition in the state by using police “Selection of Pune in the Smart City project would entail development for a small part of the city However each and every Puneite would have to pay increased taxes Our protest would be to highlight the anti-people policy of the central government” Bagwe said Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Bagwe added that Congress workers have sought permission to hold a black flag demonstration outside Balewadi stadium or along the route which Modi is scheduled to take from the airport The Prime Minister is scheduled to be in Pune in connection with the first anniversary of the Smart City mission with Pune being one of the selected smart cities Bagwe alleged that while the city Congress was having their weekly meeting last Sunday party workers saw two senior police officers had infiltrated their premises “When we asked why they have come to the meeting the officers said that they were asked by their seniors to do so” he said Bagwe said that this was one of the many attempts by the state government to undermine the right to the Opposition as “enshrined in the Constitution” “We will take up the matter with the state government and also raise it during the monsoon session of the both the Houses of the state legislature” Bagwe further said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLucknow | Published: April 1 2014 5:47 am Mulayam Singh Yadav Related News Three days after Rashtriya Ulama Council’s (RUC) president Maulana Amir Rashadi announced his candidature from Azamgarh against Mulayam Singh Yadav a group of clerics under the aegis of Sunni Ulema Council (SUC) a little known organisation from the constituency reached Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow Monday to convey their support to SP supremo “We have support of 85 per cent of Muslims We are against Rashadi as he had levelled false allegations against Mulayam We will support Mulayam in Lok Sabha polls Rashadi stands no chance in Azamgarh” Maulana Insaf Raza Khan Noori claiming to be president of SUC told The Indian Express after meeting Mulayam However in the evening another group from Azamgarh claiming to be original SUC denied extending any such support to Mulayam The drama unfolded this morning when several buses and other vehicles carrying clerics and people from Azamgarh arrived at SP office and met Mulayam Sources claimed that mining minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati too was present during the meeting During the meeting Mulayam reportedly said that he had saved Babri Masjid in 1990 to uphold the constitution He also favoured a confederation of India-Pakistan and Bangladesh Mulayam also reminded that hundreds of Muslims were killed in riots in Meerut Maliana and Moradabad during Congress regime earlier while Muzaffarnagar riots were controlled in two days and relief was provided He said that if BJP is defeated in UP Narendra Modi will not be able to become PM He also alleged that BJP and BSP have unbreakable bond while Congress role is under suspicion The clerics after emerging from the meeting remained focused on Azamgarh and Rashadi’s candidature Noori admitted that it became necessary to show their solidarity with Mulayam after Rashadi’s candidature “Rashadi had also levelled allegations against Mulayam We oppose his comments” Noori claimed He also claimed that SUC has members across UP and will support SP in Lok Sabha polls The clerics who arrived at SP office also hailed from other districts besides Azamgarh Some of them confided that earlier they were with Rashadi Arrival of clerics in good numbers at SP office created ripples as minister Gayatri Prajapati told mediapersons that Rashadi’s party RUC has been divided after he announced his candidature RUC however contradicted SP’s claims immediately “We have no relations with SUC as we are a political party Some bogus people with skull caps were presented before Mulayam SP is worried at Rashadi’s decision to contest against Mulayam” Nizamuddin Khan media in-charge of RUC told The Indian Express While SP leaders were patting their back for a successful meeting of clerics with Mulayam another group claiming to be original Sunni Ulema Council based at Azamgarh emerged “Ours is the original SUC founded in 2002 Those who met Mulayam are imposters We never indulge in offering support or opposing any political leader” Haji Mohammad Salees claiming to be general secretary of the organisation said and added that clerics should desist from approaching political leaders during elections in garb of religious leaders For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 3 2012 2:53 am Related News Satya Pal Jainformer MP and national incharge of the Legal and Legislative Cell of the BJP urged the Administrator of Chandigarh to call the representatives of the safai karamcharis of Chandigarhwho are sitting on a dharna outside the Municipal Corporation Office and hold talks with them Wednesday was the third day of the protest Jain was addressing a rally of the Safai Karamchari Union in Sector 17 on Wednesday He also sat on a dharna for about an hour to show his solidarity with the agitating safai karamcharis Jain said the safai karamcharis are earning their livelihood by collecting garbage from each house and the present government instead of providing them more facilities was taking away their livelihood Davesh Moudgilthe BJP Councillor said that although five Central Ministers including the Prime Minister are connected with Chandigarhyet nobody listens to the problems of the city residents He said that the Central Minister who is Local MP has no time to look into the problems of anybody For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBasel:World No 4 Marin Cilic and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov have sealed their spots in next month’s ATP Finals leaving two spots still up for grabs in the season-ending tournament in London The duo join World No 1 Rafael Nadal Swiss ace Roger Federer Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Austrian Dominic Thiem in the elite eight-man field after Sam Querrey lost his first round match at the Vienna Open on Tuesday Marin Cilicat Shanghai Masters AP Croatian Cilic won the Istanbul Open in May and reached the finals at Wimbledon and Queen’s Club to help earn his spot in the ATP Finals for the third time having previously competed in the 2014 and 2016 editions “Third time in four years to make it to London That was one of my goals at the beginning of the season with my team and I‘m glad that we have accomplished it” Cilic told the ATP website Dimitrov’s first ATP 1000 title at the Cincinnati Open in August and his Sofia Open and Brisbane International triumphs helped the 26-year-old became the first Bulgarian to qualify for the ATP Finals With Andy Murray Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka all out injured Belgian David Goffin and Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta are favourites to grab the remaining spots at the 12-19 November event By: PTI | Mohali | Updated: November 26 2016 10:09 pm One demerit point has been added to Ben Stokes’ disciplinary record (Source: Reuters) Top News England all-rounder Ben Stokes was reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct after he was charged for making inappropriate comments during theopening day’s play in the third cricket Test against India in Mohali The incident happened when Stokes reacted to Indiaplayers’ celebrations following his dismissal by makinginappropriate comments which were heard by both the on-field umpires according to a statement from the ICC “Ben Stokes of England has received an official reprimandfor breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening day’s play in the third Test against India” the ICC statement said “Stokes was found to have breached Article 214 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to ‘using language or a gesture that is obscene offensive or insulting during an International Match’” the ICC said In addition to the reprimand for his breach of Article214 one demerit point has been added to Stokes’ disciplinary record READ:Jonny Bairstow douses fire ‘Stoked’ by Virat Kohli’ssend-off Pursuant to Article 76 of the Code if Stokes reachesfour or more demerit points within a 24-month period they will be converted into suspension points and he will bebanned Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is whatever comes first for the player Stokes admitted the offence and accepted the sanctionproposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and as such there was no need for a formal hearing PHOTOS:Hosts hold upper hand as England fallapart The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney and third umpire Kumar Dharmasena all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires For all first offences Level 1 breaches carry a minimumpenalty of an official reprimand a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee and one or two demerit points For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: May 4 2016 3:55 am Bharti Union minister Nitin Gadkari CM Devendra Fadnavis and state water resources minister Girish Mahajan at the meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday Related News Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Tuesday gave in-principle consent for a special irrigation package worth Rs 30788 crore for Maharashtra proposed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis which will be taken up in the Union cabinet The state would be accorded a special package to tackle drought and suicide by farmers she assured At a meeting in Mumbai Fadnavis made a presentation seeking a Rs 7188-crore package for irrigation projects in Vidarbha and Marathwada which have witnessed the maximum number of suicides Apart from this package a Rs 2000-crore package to tackle the severe drought in some parts of western Maharashtra was also accepted by Bharti Share This Article Related Article The biggest component sought was for 26 projects enlisted under the Prime Minister’s Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY) The enhanced cumulative cost of these projects is Rs 36000 crore The Centre’s share of 60 per cent works to Rs 21600 crore The remaining 40 per cent share will be provided by the state to complete these projects under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme While describing the drought situation in Maharashtra as a tragedy Bharti said “The state’s irrigation potential at 4866 hectares is very poor It has the potential of 126 lakh hectares It is a cause of concern as it has been neglected by those who ruled the state for maximum years Look at Madhya Pradesh it has touched 30 per cent irrigation” Lauding the efforts of Fadnavis Bharti added “Maharashtra will get a special package for irrigation projects” Fadnavis said “We have taken up 132 irrigation projects in drought and suicide-prone districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada on highest priority Of these 98 projects are from Vidarbha (Rs 4098 crore) and 34 projects from Marathwada (Rs 3090 crore) Similarly small and medium-irrigation projects which would make an immediate impact in tackling the water crisis worth Rs 2000 crore are being pursued in western Maharashtra” Today’s meeting was an outcome of Fadnavis’s letter to PM seeking a special package to tackle suicides in drought-prone districts of Maharashtra Apart from the special package for drought and PMKSY the chief minister urged Bharti to consider the Tapi Recharge Irrigation Project The Union minister has given the nod for the Rs 5-crore recharge project However the Centre has asked the state government to provide a revised estimate along with expenditure details on the Gosikhurd National Irrigation Project The state government has sought Rs 8000 crore from the Centre to complete the work on the project languishing for three decades A joint team of the state government and the Centre will be set up to prepare a plan for Gosikhurd which would be submitted in 15 days It would be headed by a senior secretary at the Centre The Gosikhurd project will bring 25 lakh hectares under irrigation “We want to complete the project in the next three years” the CM said WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vinay Siwach | Updated: January 3 2017 7:49 am In an interesting rule change the league used a difference of 15 points to award the technical superiority to a wrestler instead of the regular 10 as per the United World Wrestling rule (File Photo) Top News While trying to pull-off of a takedown Marwa Amri suddenly stopped and pointed towards the mat The referee halted the bout and Amri’s opponent Sarita was clueless why that happened Amri picked up her contact lens from the mat and tried putting it back in her eye But after a lot of struggle she failed to put it back and handed it over the referee That was the only moment she struggled during her match The Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestling with vision of one eye only pulled of a 6-0 win over Mumbai’s Sarita and that handed Haryana Hammers the tie on the opening day of the second season of the Pro Wrestling League on Monday The win by the runners-up of last season made it even as they beat defending champs Mumbai “It is normal and there is no problem even after losing one lens during the bout I had lens in the other eye so I could see with it and wrestle with no problem” she said after her bout Before the start of the bouts the crowd at the KD Jadhav Indoor stadium in New Delhi chants the name of Geeta Phogat as she stepped on the mat for the inauguration Another loud cheer was reserved for 2004 Athens Olympic silver medallist and current Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Mumbai captain and Rio Olympics gold medallist Erica Wiebe won the toss and decided to block the men’s 70kg while Haryana Hammers’ captain Abdusalam Gadisov blocked women’s 48kg In an interesting rule change the league used a difference of 15 points to award the technical superiority to a wrestler instead of the regular 10 as per the United World Wrestling governing body of wrestling around the world rule And when Weibe had more than 10 points during her bout against Haryana’s Kiran most in the stadium were left clueless as to why it was not awarded to her The bout finally ended when Wiebe took 16 points against Kiran’s zero Rajnessh won the opening bout by beating Vikas in the men’s 65kg category but it was tied 1-1 between the teams after Wiebe’s match Former world champion Gadisov then beat two-time World bronze medallist Pavlo Oliynik even after getting a split behind his right ear The win gave Haryana the lead again Rio bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson then pinned Lalita Sherawat in women’s 53kg category and put Haryana on the verge of win but Mumbai’s Jabrayil Hasanov delayed their win as he beat Sumit Sherawat Though the tie was already decided the most interesting bout turned out to be between Sandeep Tomar and Rahul Aware The former who represented India in Rio in the 57kg category fell to Aware 15-4 The Mumbai grappler was trailing at the end of the first period but turned it around with a 10-point leg lace on Tomar who clearly looked out of sorts in the second period The win also got Aware the best wrestler of the day award “The 15 points technical superiority thing is good as it gives more chance to a wrestler The win is not by luck and it is good to get more mat time for the wrestler” Gadisov said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: May 12 2016 5:29 pm After Bollywood actors in Hollywood Irrfan Khan hopes Indian directors would also go and make a markthere Related News At a time when Bollywood actors are going to the West to expand their horizon Irrfan Khan hopes Indian directors would also go and make a mark there “I hope more and more directors would also travel there and make a name for themselves We have so many talented directors they must go and work there” Irrfan told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Madaari” last evening The “Paan Singh Tomar” star heaped praise on actress Priyanka Chopra who is making a name for herself in the West with her performance in “Quantico” “Priyanka deserves every recognition coming her way She deserves much more The way she has reached Hollywood in such a small time and with so much recognition I think she is doing great” Irrfan said “And that industry is not easy It is something that is happening out of this world and she deserves every praise coming her way” he said Read More Irrfan credits his directors with what he has achieved so far in his career “They (referring to directors) have shaped me People don’t come to see performance they come to see people on screen (actors) We are fortunate that despite not doing dance and all (in films) people still come and see the film” “Madaari” a social-thriller starring Irrfan Khan and Jimmy Shergill is set to release on June 10 The film is directed by Nishikant Kamat Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newswhich was later raised to Rs 800 monthly. 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