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Congress, BJP join hands to rule Chakma council

first_imgIn an interesting political development, the Congress and the BJP have joined hands to rule the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in Mizoram, after the election threw a fractured mandate, a Congress leader said here on Wednesday. The Congress bagged six seats while the BJP won five in the election to the 20-member CADC held on Friday. The results were declared on Tuesday.The Mizo National Front (MNF) won eight seats, while election to one seat was stayed by the Mizoram High Court.State Sports Minister and Congress leader Zodintluanga said the post-poll alliance was forged after local leaders of both the parties reached an agreement. However, this would not have any bearing in Delhi or in the coming elections to the State Assembly, he said. The State BJP leadership was not happy with the development. BJP sources said the party may take action against the elected CADC members for forging the alliance with the Congress. They said they are awaiting the decision of party leaders in Guwahati and Delhi. The two parties formed a joint legislature party which elected Santi Jiban Chakma of the BJP its leader and Buddha Lila Chakma of the Congress as deputy leader, Congress sources said. Santi Jiban Chakma was tipped to become the Chief Executive Member, the administrative head of the Council, sources added. The CADC is an autonomous council for ethnic Chakma people, formed under the Sixth schedule of the Constitution on April 29, 1972. The Council exercises legislative, executive and judicial powers over allotted departments within the territory of CADC.last_img read more

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first_imgArt Till August 10Relation with watercolours: Artist Rajat Bandopadhyay’s first solo art exhibition Relate. For him, relate means the world around him. The exhibition will also showcase Rajat’s renditions in watercolours titled Hope, Abandoned, Trinity and History. At Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg Till September 15War photography: For the,ArtTill August 10Relation with watercolours: Artist Rajat Bandopadhyay’s first solo art exhibition Relate. For him, relate means the world around him. The exhibition will also showcase Rajat’s renditions in watercolours titled Hope, Abandoned, Trinity and History. At Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen MargTill September 15War photography: For the first time in India, the works of famous Spanish romantic painter and printmaker Francisco Jose de Goya are on display. The show comprises 82 aquatint etchings that illustrate the rawness and savagery of war-the Peninsular War (1808-1814) and its devastating consequences. At : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place DanceTill August 25Dancing queen: Savitha Sastry presents a solo dance performance titled Music Within, an evening of perspectives, through the eyes of Mallika, the little princess, who discovers music in everything, including silence. At : Azad Bhawan Auditorium.FoodTill August 31Flavours of India: Celebrating the spirit of Independence Day, India Grill presents a food carnival that will showcase an array of live counters, representing the flavours of every state. Savour the delicacies of Kashmiri, Rajasthani, Awadhi, Bengali, Goan, and Hyderabadi cuisines. At India Grill, Hilton Garden Inn, Saket.August 13Rakhi special: Enjoy this Raksha Bandhan with your sister and family by relishing mouth watering Rajasthani delicacies at Spice Market. Relish lal maas, gatte ki sabzi, chowk wali dal, papad ki sabzi and much more. Priced at Rs 575 per head At The Spice Market, D-2, GF 18, Southern Park, Behind Select City Walk, Saket.Till August 14Kebab festival: Relish the Mediterranean kebab varieties such as zafrani pankhey kebab, lapeta macchli kebab, and Khumbh Shami Kebab at Jolly Rogers. The Club is also offering six pints of beer, any choice from the kebabs and a sheesha, at Rs 999 At Jolly Rogers, 10th Floor, Time Tower, Opposite Gurgaon Central Mall, MG Road.Till August 15High on tea: Take time for a refreshing experience at the tea festival Love of the Leaf. Teas such as chamomile, ginseng oolong and oriental sencha are on offer. Priced at Rs 75 each At Lite Bite Food outlets.TheatreadvertisementAugust 17-18Monsoon festival: An inter-disciplinary variety show featuring diverse performance styles by artists such as Sanjay Rajoura, Leena Malakar Vij and Vidhya Gopal. This variety show, a veritable monsoon tamasha of sorts will dazzle you with some of Delhi’s best talent. From theatre to stand-up comedy to linguistic musings on words associated with the monsoon, kathak to Hindustani classical music and poetic renditions, an offering of many creative tricks to pay homage to the monsoon season. At Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Road.ShoppingTill August 15Shopping bonanza: The second edition of the DLF Shopping Festival is on. It’s packed with deals, discounts, fun, entertainment and pampering. At DLF Place-Saket, DLF Promenade-Vasant Kunj, City Centre and Mega Mall-GurgaonNightlifeDJ Cheenu and DJ AmitAugust 12Retro fever: Spin Doctors DJ Cheenu and DJ Amit churn out some whacky music. For groovy music and sumptuous food and drinks, visit the happening bar. Entry by registration only. At Smoke House Grill, North Wing, VIPPS Centre, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash II.Every mondaySing a song: It’s time to exercise those vocal chords, and visit Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill for a one of a kind karaoke night. Sing out loud the favourites of 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. Don’t you forget your dancing shoes. Solo performances allow you to win a free drink coupon. Also, on offer for beer lovers is the three litre-beer -tube for Rs 900. At : F 38, Level 1, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.last_img read more


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Abando thanks UST fans, Rondina for support amid recruitment controversy

first_imgUST rising star Rhenz Abando. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—All’s well that ends well for Rhenz Abando and University of Santo Tomas.Abando was back on the floor for the Growling Tigers after missing one game in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament and the athletic forward said that the love he’s gotten from the UST community remains the same.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “I’ve always felt their support since the beginning and it was the same today,” said Abando in Filipino after UST’s 88-76 win over National University Saturday at Ynares Center here.“Although I know that there are always the side comments from what happened, but my teammates are there to support me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAbando was recently embroiled in controversy after several attempts to recruit him, as early as his residency days, by another UAAP school were reportedly uncovered.Things came to head when Abando was benched in UST’s 84-78 win over University of the Philippines last Wednesday, further fueling speculations. View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Abando, Tigers shrug off distractions to nab crucial victory But Abando maintained that he would complete his four-year stay with UST after the support he got from the community and volleyball superstar Cherry Rondina.Abando said that Rondina, the Season 81 women’s volleyball MVP, reached out to him during the controversy.“I thank Sisi a lot because she’s supporting us and after talking to her I realized that I should love UST more,” said Abando who had nine points and five rebounds in his return.“There’s a boost of energy coming from them. And it’s in UST where I will finish my collegiate career.”ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

BJP leadership tells Tiwari, Goel to bury hatchet

first_imgNew Delhi, May 22 (PTI) The BJP national leadership today intervened and instructed its Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and Union minister Vijay Goel to sink their “differences” in view of the damage it was causing to the partys image.The reported “tussle” involving Tiwari and Goel also dominated the Delhi BJPs executive meeting on its first day.A top source said that Goel today met BJPs national general secretary (organisation) after which he had a meeting with Tiwari where the two leaders resolved their “differences”.”BJP is not a one-man army. Its a cadre-based party where individualism is not tolerated and discipline is supreme,” said BJP national vice president and Delhi in-charge Shyam Jaju who attended the executive meeting.Both Tiwari and Goel were also present at the meeting where they said that they had resolved their differences, party sources said.The tussle between the two leaders gathered momentum in the backdrop of BJPs stunning victory in last months MCD polls igniting the partys hope of recapturing power with a similar victory in the next Assembly election in Delhi due in 2020.The latest round of “conflict” between the two involved a felicitation function recently hosted by Goel where around 50 newly-elected councillors took part despite “express orders” from Tiwari himself, sources said.Following this, the Delhi unit put on hold consideration of three councillors for the posts of Leaders of House in three municipal corporations, as they were present in Goels function on May 16.Goel who holds the portfolio of Youth Affairs and Sports has launched Adopt a Slum campaign wherein each BJP councillor will adopt a slum in his or her ward and develop it with civic amenities.advertisementTiwari, MP from North East Delhi, is running a similar programme in his constituency and has announced to adopt and develop a slum every six months on the pattern of the Centres Adarsh Gram Yojna.Owing to Tiwaris Purvanchal background, the Delhi BJP was instrumental in garnering votes of people from eastern UP and Bihar settled in Delhi who have emerged as the decisive vote bank in the city. PTI VIT KUNlast_img read more

Novak Djokovic can tap into Andre Agassi’s brilliant mind, says John McEnroe

first_imgNovak Djokovic’s decision to work with American great Andre Agassi at the French Open could be an inspired move as he seeks to recover his lost spark, according to John McEnroe.The Serb’s insatiable appetite for grand slam titles appears to have waned since he won last year’s French Open to take his career haul to 12 with motivational issues and niggling injuries contributing to a surprising slump in form.He split with his entire coaching team earlier this month but announced after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open final on Sunday that eight-times major champion Agassi would be advising him during the Roland Garros fortnight.It is 47-year-old Agassi’s first taste of coaching at the top level and he follows the likes of Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Michael Chang and McEnroe himself into the players’ box.”I was surprised, I had not heard any indication that Andre was looking to coach,” seven-times grand slam champion McEnroe, who worked with Canadian Milos Raonic at Wimbledon last year as he reached the final, told Reuters.”As far as being a brilliant tennis mind, and I know him well enough to know that he is, he loves the game and will leave no stone unturned as far as preparing for matches goes.”Agassi bloomed again after a mid-career slump that took him from world number one to outside the top 100 in 1997 and he returned to win the 1999 French Open and U.S. Open.Taking his game to another level he went on to claim two Australian Opens after his 30th birthday, the last coming in 2003 when he was aged 32 and eight months.advertisementWith Djokovic having just turned 30 himself, McEnroe can see parallels in their careers.”Andre had a renaissance later in his career, into his 30s where he had success late in his career,” McEnroe, who will be imparting his wisdom for Eurosport during the French Open, said.”With Novak sort of hitting that peak by winning the French last year he has talked about some issues off court, some motivational issues, so perhaps Andre can give him an insight into an avenue, a way where to be more easily fired up.”If his mind is into it he is going to win more majors.”DEEP THINKERSDjokovic and Agassi are deep thinkers about the sport and McEnroe said that their partnership, however long it lasts, can be a meeting of minds.”First of all, Andre can bring a great respect. He’s one of the greatest players ever. To be around someone like that will be fun for Novak,” McEnroe said.”Andre analysed the game really well from the times I spoke to him. He had that resurgence when he reached his 30s and added a couple of grand slam titles.”It sounds interesting to me.”After completing his career grand slam by winning the French last year, Djokovic bowed out early at Wimbledon and lost in the U.S. Open final to Stan Wawrinka.He lost his world number one ranking to Britain’s Andy Murray at the end of last year and then suffered a shock second round loss to qualifier Denis Istomin at the Australian Open.Since then his form has been patchy although he has looked more like his old self in recent weeks.”I’m surprised Novak has fallen off as much as he has,” McEnroe said. “But it doesn’t surprise me that he might have lost a little motivation having accomplished what no one had done since Rod Laver last year.”But if he won the French it would not shock me at all.”last_img read more

Rogers Cup: Eugenie Bouchard ousted in first round of home tournament

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s mid-season nosedive continued on Tuesday as the Canadian was swept aside 6-3, 6-4 by Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic despite having home advantage and the backing of an excited crowd in a first round clash at the Rogers Cup.With only one match win since her French Open second round exit, Bouchard was hoping a visit home would result in a return to the victory column.But she drew little inspiration from the crowd as she added to a long list of disappointing efforts, committing 32 unforced errors and seven double faults while being broken six times by a 21-year-old making a her first appearance in the main draw.”I guess I am going to have to have a tournament in Croatia to finally have the home crowd,” said Vekic, who earned a second round meeting with German third seed and former world number one Angelique Kerber.”I hope I am going to have support (in the) next match and I hope we are going to play on this court again,” added Vekic.Bouchard, ranked as high as number five and hailed as the next big thing in women’s tennis when she reached the Wimbledon final and the semi-finals at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2014, has seen her ranking plummet to 70 in the world and needed a wildcard entry into her home tournament.The Rogers Cup, which alternates between Toronto and Montreal where Bouchard was born and raised, has never exactly been home-sweet-home for the Canadian who has made seven main draw appearances but four times dropped her opening match and only once advanced past the second round.advertisementWhile her ranking does not rate centre court status, Bouchard’s immense popularity does, the smiling 23-year-old stepping into the sun-kissed arena to huge applause before exiting 94 minutes later with a blank face and a sheepish wave.Polish 10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska, the Rogers Cup winner in 2014, kicked off her North American hardcourt campaign with a regulation 6-3, 6-3 win over American CoCo Vandeweghe, who lost the final in Stanford on Sunday to compatriot Madison Keys.”In tennis you don’t have easy draws – you have bad ones, or really bad ones,” said Radwanska, who will next play either Hungary’s Timea Babos or Canadian Bianca Andreescu. “From the first round, you really have to play your best game to win.”Russian 16th seed Elena Vesnina was also an easy winner, dispatching another American Alison Riske 6-3, 6-3.Catherine Bellis kept Tuesday from becoming a complete washout for the United States as the 18-year-old battled back from a set down to outlast Germany’s Julia Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.last_img read more

Olympic triple jump medalist Devetzi banned for doping

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Greek triple jumper Hrysopiyi Devetzi is set to lose her bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after failing a drug test.The IAAF says a sample Devetzi gave at the 2007 world championships tested positive in retesting for the banned steroid stanozolol and she will be retrospectively disqualified for two years from August 2007.She stands to lose her bronze medals from the 2007 world championships and 2008 Olympics, but her 2004 Olympic silver is not affected.Devetzi was also handed a four-year ban from competition, which will have no effect since she retired in 2009 following a different ban for refusing to give a drug-test sample.The IAAF also announced bans for Russian distance runners Ildar Minshin and Irina Timofeeva, neither of whom has won medals at major championships.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Asian Games 2018 Opening Ceremony: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

first_imgThe 2018 Asian Games will kick off on Sunday with the opening ceremony being held on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.This is the 18th edition of the Asian Games and the multi-sport event will be held across two cities — Jakarta and Palembang. This is the first time the Games are being hosted by two cities.The opening ceremony, which is supposed to be a “colossal” event according to the organisers, will feature popular Indonesian singers like Raisa, Tulus, Edo Kondologit, Putri Ayu, Fatin, GAC, Kamasean and Via Vallen.Anggun, a French-naturalised Indonesian singer who represented France at Eurovision 2012 will also perform.Where will the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony be held?The Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta.When will the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony be held?The Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony will be held on August 18, 2018.How do I watch the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony live?The Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony will be telecast live by the Sony Ten 2.What time will the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony start?The live telecast of the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 17:30 IST.Where can you follow the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony online?The Asian Games 2018 will be streamed live on Sony Liv. and you can also follow our live coverage at read more

Trinidadian Minister Not Searched by Jamaican Immigration Authorities

first_img The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica has today confirmed that neither Jamaican Immigration or Customs officials, nor any security personnel retained by the Government of Jamaica conducted a search on a Trinidadian Minister of Government at the Norman Manley International Airport. Story Highlights The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica has today confirmed that neither Jamaican Immigration or Customs officials, nor any security personnel retained by the Government of Jamaica conducted a search on a Trinidadian Minister of Government at the Norman Manley International Airport.The Ministry was responding to media reports of an incident in which the Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago was searched, immediately prior to boarding an international flight on Friday, June 2, 2017.The reports allege that the search was conducted by Jamaican immigration authorities notwithstanding their having been aware of the Minister’s official status.The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, in speaking on the matter said “Our initial enquiries indicate that a search took place, but that it was conducted by a private security company retained by the international airline on which the Minister and her delegation were travelling.  Furthermore, we are advised that such searches are generally undertaken by the airline under international conventions, and are based on random computer selection for additional security screening.”The Minister continued, “While we regret the Minister’s distress, our enquiries so far reveal that Diplomats and Ministers of other countries, as well as current and former Ministers of Jamaica, across political administrations, have in fact undergone this additional screening process, notwithstanding their status.”She said “The Government is however taking the matter seriously.  Even as we await a promised formal letter from my counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago, we are making further enquiries regarding the legal framework supporting such searches, as well as the specific circumstances of Friday’s incident.  We will write to the airline to make a formal request in this regard.”Minister Johnson Smith assured the public that the Jamaican Government wants all visitors to Jamaica, including colleague dignitaries from foreign and CARICOM countries, to be comfortable in their travel to and from Jamaica, notwithstanding any security protocols.She also stated that it was important to highlight that even at this stage of enquiries, it was quite clear that the search was in no way related to the issue of free movement under the CSME, nor was it related to the Minister’s nationality.In closing, Minister Johnson Smith said she has informally asked, through the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, that her personal empathy be conveyed to Minister Webster-Roy, for any distress caused by the airline’s security screening process. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, in speaking on the matter said “Our initial enquiries indicate that a search took place, but that it was conducted by a private security company retained by the international airline on which the Minister and her delegation were travelling. The Ministry was responding to media reports of an incident in which the Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago was searched, immediately prior to boarding an international flight on Friday, June 2, 2017. last_img read more

It kind of came out of nowhere Shaun Majumder on being fired

first_imgAdvertisement Comedian Shaun Majumder says he was abruptly fired from the cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes after sending a letter to producers offering creative input on the Halifax-based parody show.Majumder was part of the cast of 22 Minutes, which airs on CBC-TV, from 2003 to 2010 and then returned in 2011 after a stint on ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7.“I’ll be honest, it kind of came out of nowhere. I didn’t feel like that was the conversation I was going to have when I had that conversation with the producers,” Majumder told CBC News Monday from his hometown of Burlington, N.L. Advertisement Majumder said he’s known of the decision since June, but didn’t want to speak publicly until he had a clearer picture of the circumstances. He broke the news Saturday night while on stage during the closing festivities of The Gathering, an annual festival Majumder hosts in his hometown.‘The straw that broke the camel’s back’It wasn’t CBC’s decision to remove Majumder from the cast, according to the comic. He said it was a show producer who was responsible for his firing after Majumder voiced his concerns in a letter.Majumder said despite having the funniest cast of characters in the country and the greatest writers, he felt as though that creative team of 22 Minutes wasn’t getting enough of a say in the final decision-making. Shaun Majumder, who has been a cast member on This Hour Has 22 Minutes for more than a decade, has been fired and will not be returning to the show. (CBC) Majumder blamed creative differences for his firing, and said he had nothing but good things to say about the cast and crew of 22 Minutes.center_img Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Patient transferred to Fort Nelson Hospital after airplane crash

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – CHEK-TV in Victoria is reporting that Comox’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron was called out to help with a small plane crash near Liard River in the Yukon.The crash happened 20 nautical miles northeast of Liard River in the Yukon, near the B.C. – Yukon Border.Search and rescue crews were sent out Friday evening and were able to rescue the pilot and stabilize the patient.  The patient was then transported to Fort Nelson for further care. What was supposed to be your average day out doing compliance and enforcement over the long weekend quickly went into full gear as the Fort Nelson BCCOS are called in by the RCMP to assist with the search and rescue of a downed small aircraft last night.— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) May 19, 2018Rescue crews were dispatched out of Victoria after the Cessna 206’s emergency locator signal was received.last_img read more

120 startups receive patents under faster process DPIIT

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 120 start-ups have been granted patents under the expedited examination process for applications since 2016 when the facility was introduced, a top official said Friday. A total of 450 start-ups have filed applications under this facility. Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Ramesh Abhishek said that the government is taking several steps such as hiring more manpower to reduce the time for examination of IPR (intellectual property rights) applications. Under the expedited examination facility, a total of 1,021 applications were received and 351 patents were granted by the Indian IP Office. The facility can be availed by start-ups that meet stated criteria on payment of stipulated fees. “We have taken several steps but we need to do more on strengthening the start-up ecosystem in the country,” Abhishek said here at CII’s India Intellectual Property Convention here.last_img read more

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Flight to Nairobi Crashes

Rabat – An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed today, with 149 passengers and eight crew members onboard.The Boeing 737 flight, which was headed to Nairobi, crashed a few minutes after it took off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.The Airline shared a statement to confirm that its flight was involved in an accident. The statement added that search and rescue operations are in progress.“We have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties.”The statement added that the company’s staff will head to the spot of the accident “and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services.”The statement said that the flight took off at 8:38 a.m. local time from Addis Ababa.The company added that it will release further information as soon as it is available.“Ethiopian Airlines is establishing a passenger information center and telephone number will be available shortly for family or friends of those who may have been on” the flight.Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave his condolences to the families of the victims. read more

2014 NFL Preview The TopHeavy NFC West

Editor’s Note: FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.Seattle SeahawksExpected wins (Using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 10.0Playoff probability: 64 percent (43 percent to win the NFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 10 percent The Cardinals won 10 games last year, only the second time the team reached double digits in victories since moving to Arizona in 1988. Their run defense was the key. The Cardinals allowed just 1,351 rushing yards, the fewest in the NFL. They ranked first in rushing defense DVOA, Football Outsiders’ main defensive statistic, and stuffed opposing ball-carriers for no gain or a loss on 28 percent of runs, the most in the NFL.But three of the key players responsible for that success are gone, including inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. Dansby was one of just two players in 2013 to record 100 tackles, more than four sacks, and more than four interceptions. He is a very good run defender, but he is also a strong pass-rusher and is excellent in pass coverage. Of course, that’s why the Cleveland Browns signed him to a four-year, $24 million deal on the first day of free agency.The Cardinals were prepared for Dansby’s departure, but the other two exits left the team with little time to find a solution. In June, starting inside linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended for the season for (again) violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Like Dansby, Washington is a versatile player: He’s a great pass-rusher (his nine sacks in 2012 were the most by an inside linebacker since Bart Scott’s 9.5 in 2006) and above-average in coverage, in addition to being a strong run-defender.And last Monday, defensive end Darnell Dockett was lost for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee. Dockett is not just an above-average 3-4 defensive end against the run, but a team leader and — along with superstar wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald — the player on the team with the longest tenure.Replacing Dansby and Washington are a pair of players on opposite ends of their career arcs. Kevin Minter was the Cardinals’ second-round pick a year ago, but played just one defensive snap as a rookie. Ex-Steeler Larry Foote, 34, has started just 22 games over the past four seasons. The Cardinals, so used to relying on their run defense, now don’t know quite what to expect from it.St. Louis RamsExpected wins: 6.8Playoff probability: 18 percent (8 percent to win the NFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 1 percent Over the last three seasons, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch was the only player to record at least 900 carries in the regular season, and was one of just two players to rush for more than 4,000 yards since 2011.While those stats are gaudy, to some they’re also a potential sign of overuse. There’s a line of thinking among NFL-watchers that running backs only have so many yards in them before they exhaust their skill.But Seahawks fans (and management) shouldn’t be concerned about Lynch’s heavy workload. Proving the connection between “high number of carries” and “sharp decline in ability” has never been easy, in large part because the running backs who earn the most carries tend to be among the most talented. Moreover, Lynch’s workload isn’t that high. While his 901 carries over the last three years is the most in the NFL, it’s also the fewest number of carries the leader in this statistic has had in any three-year period since 1989-1991, when Barry Sanders recorded 877 carries. Seattle fans may have flashbacks to running back Shaun Alexander, whose career crashed shortly after leading the team to the Super Bowl in 2005, but Alexander recorded 1,049 carries from 2003 to 2005.From 1970 to 2013, there were 43 players who had between 850 and 950 carries in a three-year period, and who were 26 to 28 years old in the final year of that span. On average, those players (excluding Lynch) rushed 300 times per season and averaged 4.3 yards per carry during those three years. And, on average, those players played in 12.6 games the following season, rushed 224 times and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.To test whether that drop-off is due to a heavy workload, we need to measure against a control group. To do that, I looked at all running backs since 1970 who recorded between 600 and 800 carries1By looking at players with at least 600 carries, we’re excluding part-time players of lower quality; by capping the number of carries at 800, we’re keeping the heavy-workload players out of this sample. over a three-year period, averaged between 4.1 and 4.5 yards per carry,2Since that provides a nice band around the average 4.3 yards per carry produced by the players comparable to Lynch during their three-year runs. and were 26, 27 or 28 years old at the end of the three years. There were 44 such players,3Excluding the four players who missed all of the following season. and on average they rushed 237 times per season over those three years and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. The following season, that group averaged 206 carries and 4.1 yards per carry. In other words, the control group rushed for fewer yards and averaged fewer yards per carry than the “high-workload” backs.The real worry about Lynch should be his age. Older running backs are much more likely to decline than younger running backs, and nearly every running back in his late 20s is on the wrong side of the age curve.San Francisco 49ersExpected wins: 9.7Playoff probability: 59 percent (37 percent to win the NFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 8 percent The 49ers were the second-oldest team in the league last year, after weighting each player by how important he was to the team (as I did, using’s Approximate Value system). The average AV-adjusted age of last season’s 49ers as of Sept. 1, 2013, was 28.2 years. That may make San Francisco more vulnerable to a regression to the mean in 2014.I calculated the AV-adjusted ages for the 138 teams from 1990 to 2012 that won 11 to 13 games in a season. (The 49ers won 12 last year.) I then measured how many wins those teams had the following year. Age appears to be a factor, but only at the extremes.I grouped the teams into four buckets based solely on age. For example, the oldest quarter of teams in this study had an average age of 28.9 in the first year and won 12.0 games; the following year, those teams dropped to an average of 8.6 wins.The youngest quarter of teams regressed the least, which isn’t surprising. But the evidence here suggests that being just a bit older than average isn’t any worse for a team than being average or slightly younger than average. The teams in the middle quartiles — like the 49ers — are not nearly as sensitive to age effects as the teams on the extremes.This is good news for 49ers fans, but the performance of the defense’s top players remains uncertain. Inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman was a first-team All-Pro choice last year, but tore his ACL and MCL in January and will miss much of the 2014 season. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is the team’s main pass-rusher — he has 42 sacks over the last three years, 20 more than the next-best 49er — but he will likely be suspended for at least part of the season.Defensive end Justin Smith, who has compiled the second-most AV on the team over the last three years, turns 35 in September. Even linebacker Patrick Willis, perhaps the team’s best player, will be 30 by the time Super Bowl XLIX comes around. The window isn’t closed on the 49ers, but the defense’s best days are already behind it.Arizona CardinalsExpected wins: 7.5Playoff probability: 26 percent (12 percent to win the NFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 2 percent The Rams emerged as a trendy breakout pick this offseason because their young players were supposed to have finally matured. Last year, the Rams had the third-youngest offense and the youngest defense in the NFL, according to AV-adjusted team age.Rarely has a team fielded so many highly drafted players along both lines. All four of the team’s projected starting defensive linemen were selected in the first 14 picks of the NFL draft, which would be a league first; the offensive line features Jake Long (the first overall pick in 2008), Greg Robinson (the second overall selection this year) and Rodger Saffold (selected 33rd overall in 2010).The starting wide receivers (Tavon Austin, Brian Quick and Kenny Britt) were all selected in the first 33 picks of the draft, and tight end Jared Cook is one of the highest-paid players at his position. Running back Zac Stacy began last year on the bench, but the rookie rushed for 969 yards in the final 12 games of the year, the seventh-most in the NFL over that stretch. St. Louis also drafted Tre Mason in May, the Southeastern Conference leader in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns in 2013.And then last weekend quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL. Since 2007, St. Louis ranks last in both passing touchdowns and net yards per pass attempt. The team has been only marginally better since Bradford arrived, ranking third from the bottom in both categories since 2010. Now, without Bradford, its offense could sputter just as it was supposed to be ascending.Over the course of his career, Bradford’s backup, Shaun Hill, has been the definition of an average passer, which is enough to make him one of the better backup quarterbacks of all time. Hill’s career efficiency numbers are more impressive than Bradford’s, but it’s hard to get excited about a 34-year-old quarterback who has thrown just 16 passes over the last three seasons and who is set to take snaps in the league’s toughest division. But Hill is a good fit for the Rams offense because, like Bradford, he is more likely to stretch the field horizontally than vertically. Among quarterbacks to enter the league since 2005, Hill and Bradford have the fourth- and third-lowest yards per completion averages among quarterbacks with at least 900 pass attempts.4Hill has averaged 10.8 yards per completion for his career, while Bradford has averaged 10.7. Only Trent Edwards (10.7) and Christian Ponder (10.6) have lower average gains. The Rams won’t need to modify their offensive plans with Hill in the huddle, but that says all you need to know about Bradford’s career.Read more of FiveThirtyEight’s NFL season previews. read more

Study in Cyprus

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The University of Cyprus in the framework of its objectives to further develop and reinforce relations with the Cyprus community abroad, as well as to promote a diverse cultural students’ environment, has decided to offer 25 scholarships for Cypriot expatriates and citizens of non EU countries for available Postgraduate Programmes for the academic year 2012/2013. Five out of the 25 scholarships will be allocated explicitly to Cypriot applicants who are permanent residents of Australia, in order to strengthen the links with the Cyprus Communities in Australia. Furthermore, one scholarship will be granted to the Association of the Commonwealth Universities (to a student from a Commonwealth country) and fifteen further scholarships will be allocated to Cypriot applicants who are permanent residents in foreign countries and to foreign nationals from non EU countries. The announced scholarships scheme will cover the tuition fees of the postgraduate program and a monthly allowance, which could cover the accommodation fees in the Students Halls of Residence of the University of Cyprus. The initial period of scholarship granted is for ten months, with the possibility of renewal for the summer months of July and August. For further information and Application Form, interested applicants can refer to the: The Application Forms for Admission and Scholarship for the announced Postgraduate Programmes must be submitted directly to the Postgraduate Studies Coordinator of the relevant Department by the 30th of March 2012.last_img read more

Nokia Lumia 800 un pavé coloré dans la mare de la mobilité

first_imgNokia Lumia 800 : un pavé coloré dans la mare de la mobilitéInvité par Nokia à l’espace ephémère de la firme, situé dans le 1er arrondissement de Paris, nous avons pu prendre en main le Lumia 800, et explorer les nouveautés qu’il propose au système d’exploitation Microsoft. Revue de détails.C’est un retour en fanfare que nous propose le constructeur finlandais, tout en couleurs. De la gamme Asha au Lumia 800, les produits affichent leurs différences par rapport à la concurrence. Mais ces distinctions se font d’abord dans les concepts des produits, comme nous l’explique Xavier des Horts, directeur de la communication et des affaires publiques chez Nokia. “L’idée de départ de ce mobile a été de prendre un bloc de plastique, dans du polycarbonate, de ne garder que l’enveloppe, et de mettre à l’intérieur les composants. De ce fait, ça lui donne une hyper solidité et un espèce de système “anti enlèvement ” de peinture puisque le matériau en lui-même est fait dans ce coloris.”En main, le smartphone est léger et les 2 grammes d’embonpoint que le Lumia prend sur l’Iphone 4S (142 grammes) ne se sentent absolument pas : la répartition du poids dans le monobloc doit y être pour quelque chose ! L’élément se superposant sur la coque, c’est l’écran. Là encore, Nokia fait dans l’originalité car au delà de ses qualités techniques propres (3,7 pouces – 9,25 cm, Amoled capacitif affichant une résolution de 800 par 480 pixels), sa forme est un véritable pied-de-nez au Galaxy Nexus : il est convexe, c’est à dire la forme contraire de celle que Samsung a mis en avant pour le confort de son smartphone star ! Pari gagné ? Oui, incontestablement. Le résultat est aussi beau esthétiquement que confortable visuellement. Mais Nokia ne s’est pas arrêtée en si bon chemin, et si le Lumia 800 dispose d’une belle calandre, il en a aussi sous le capot.Quand la musique est bonne !S’il dispose d’atouts certains (capteur Carl Zeiss 8 Mpixels, prise de vidéo en 720p, accéléromètre, GPS, autonomie de 13 heures en communication…), le Lumia 800 ne grillera pas la priorité à la concurrence haut de gamme, avec son processeur 1,4 Ghz, sa mémoire vive de 512 Mo ou sa capacité de 16 GB. Mais outre le fait qu’il affiche une fluidité exemplaire, ce Windows Phone Mango est le nouveau fer de lance de sa société. Et Nokia a toujours eu des bases solides au niveau du software. C’est donc lui le premier bénéficiaire des nouvelles solutions proposées par le constructeur, et, là encore, il étonne.”On a pris Windows Phone 7.5 tel qu’il existe aujourd’hui, et on lui a ajouté des applications supplémentaires.” Le premier de ces ajouts est un mariage : Nokia a marié Zune avec le Nokia Music store, donnant à l’utilisateur l’opportunité de pouvoir télécharger de la musique dans une base de 13 à 14 millions de titres. Le second, c’est MixRadio. “Là, il s’agit de musique en streaming. On a des éditeurs de musique qui vont construire des playlists en fonction de vos goûts. Par la suite, si vous souhaiter conserver la playlist, vous pourrez la télécharger en résident pour entendre la selection chez vous.”, nous explique Xavier des Horts. Une application pratique et conviviale, qui fonctionne uniquement en wifi. Dernière nouveauté joignant les domaines de la musique et de la navigation, il s’agit d’une application liée à la localisation des concerts musicaux. “Vous arrivez dans une ville, vous vous demandez que fait-on ce soir ? Eh bien votre portable vous propose une selection de concerts, avec lieu, date…Et numéro et achat de la place ! Nous avons signé des partenariats avec les organisateurs pour que tout soit accessible depuis votre smartphone”. Bluffant. Surtout lorsque l’on sait que ce service est valable sur l’ensemble du territoire national. “On a pas encore signé avec Allociné pour le cinéma, on espère que cela se fera rapidement.” On comprend mieux, dès lors, ce “relatif” silence de la part de Nokia ces derniers mois. La firme préparait son grand retour, et a étendu un vaste réseau de partenariat pour l’ensemble de ses services. Partenariat, ou achat. Car Nokia a aussi conquis, ces derniers temps, dans les secteurs technologiques. Et la récente acquisition de Navteq lui a permis de renforcer sa position sur le secteur de la navigation GPS…Et d’en obtenir des fruits directement intégrés dans le Lumia 800.De nouvelles solutions de navigationDévoilées dans leurs grandes lignes en octobre dernier, les applications Nokia Drive et Nokia Maps se précisent.Le Nokia Drive est un système GPS complet prenant en charge la navigation en voiture ou à pieds. Il permet de télécharger gratuitement les cartes de 190 pays, en 3D, de les utiliser et de les supprimer autant de fois que l’utilisateur le désire. Mais ce n’est pas tout ! “On offre également la navigation dans 100 pays, et en 49 langues”, ajoute Xavier des Horts. “On a pas l’info trafic ou les alertes radars, mais on y travaille. On les a dans nos terminaux version Symbian, là, ce sont juste des problèmes de paramétrage.”Nokia Maps est un ensemble de services de navigation (hotels, restaurants, magasins), avec les tarifs, les informations relatives aux lieux, …”mais aussi les avis de consommateurs, ou de critiques, ce qui s’avère assez utile pour un restaurant par exemple, ou encore des visuels du lieu”, nous explique le directeur de chez Nokia. Le constructeur a réalisé des partenariats avec des grands noms comme CityVox ou Michelin, ce qui garantit une pérennité certaine dans le temps à l’ensemble des services.Nokia et Microsoft : le partenariat dans l’avenirProfitant de l’évènement, nous avons voulu en savoir un peu plus sur l’état des lieux et le futur du partenariat Microsoft-Nokia, mais aussi sur le sort réservé à Symbian, en proie au doute ces derniers temps. Sur les premiers points, Xavier des Horts nous explique :”c’est un partenariat fort et nous sommes fiers de ses fruits. Bien sûr, il y a des choses qui manquent aujourd’hui aux Windows Phones, comme un port pour cartes micro-SD ou la technologie NFC. Mais nous allons continuer de travailler avec Microsoft, dans les mois à venir, pour imaginer le Windows Phone de demain.”À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Sur Symbian, le système d’exploitation de Nokia, la réponse du manager est également sans détour : “Nous ne lâchons pas Symbian, et allons continuer de l’améliorer et d’y intégrer des technologies actuelles. Le NFC par exemple, est présent dans 6 terminaux de la firme. On va continuer de sortir des mobiles sous Symbian et garantir aux consommateurs qu’au moins jusqu’en 2016, nous continuerons de supporter la plate forme. On a fait Anna, on a fait Belle, et il nous reste pas mal de lettres il me semble (sourire)”. “Carla ?”, là, le manager ne nous répondra pas, même si un large sourire éclaire son visage.Au final, ce Lumia 800 ne déçoit pas, il étonne même. Ses composants techniques et logiciels en font un smartphone homogène, beau et utile. La couche de programmes supplémentaires de Nokia vient étoffer intelligemment les services déjà existants (comme le App Highlights, véritable tête de gondole du Market Place). Moins technologique qu’un Galaxy Nexus ou un IPhone 4S, il offre une alternative esthétique et intélligente, tout en étant moins cher que la concurrence.Le Lumia 800 est disponible dès maintenant en trois coloris (Cyan, magenta ou noir), et en offre liée avec un forfait à 99 ou 49 euros. Le téléphone seul, lui, coûte 499 euros.Le 22 novembre 2011 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MCU News A Power Pack Movie a Punisher Teaser Cable and More

first_img Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to an end in just a little over two years. It’s more than that, though. It will be the conclusion of everything Marvel has been building since 2008’s Iron Man. Since that movie, Marvel has been adding heroes to its roster. Everything has revolved around The Avengers as we know them: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye. With contracts expiring and at least a few of those actors expected not to return, the MCU is going to look really different after 2019.One superhero team that could be next for Marvel is the Power Pack. That Hashtag Show reports that Marvel is once again considering developing Power Pack into a movie. The Power Pack was one of the properties Marvel put down as collateral in their deal with Merrill Lynch back in 2008, allowing them to build Marvel Studios. Most of the others have since been made into movies or TV shows (Captain America, The Avengers, and Cloak and Dagger are a few examples), and now Marvel is revisiting Power Pack for Phase Four.The Power Pack is a team of preteen siblings with superpowers. When they appeared in their own series back in the 1980s, they were the first kid superheroes to fight crime without an adult present. That means they kept their powers a secret from their parents and friends. It’s not hard to see how that could make for a great movie. The plan is to make the Power Pack movie into something resembling the Spy Kids series. That could work really well. A huge chunk of Marvel’s audience is already made up of kids. Having a movie starring them sounds like it would print money. Plus, those Spy Kids movies were fun, and hold up surprisingly well if you go back to them.\Composite: Brie Larson (Photo by dorotht, via Wikimedia Commons), Sebastian Stan (Photo by jc, via Wikimedia Commons)Before we get to Phase Four, there’s still plenty of Phase Three left that remains shrouded in mystery. At this point, there’s no Marvel movie we know less about than Avengers 4. Still untitled, Marvel is keeping all details under wraps until Avengers: Infinity War tweet from @AtlantaFilmingis out. Still, we do occasionally get little bits of information as actors show up to film. Brie Larson, who will play Captain Marvel, was spotted at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where Marvel does a lot of filming. Rumors say she was there with Chris Evans, which probably means they’re doing something Avengers 4-related. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have stated that Captain Marvel won’t be in Infinity War, but will make an appearance in the follow-up. That makes sense, considering her origin movie won’t be out until March 2019, two months before Avengers 4.Though we all knew Chris Evans’ Captain America would be in Avengers 4, we had no idea what he would be doing. Thanks to another actor confirming a return, we may have an idea. Sebastian Stan told CinemaBlend that he will be in the movie, though he hasn’t gotten a script yet. All he knows is he’s shooting his scenes in October.“All I knew was what I was involved in, and I was kept on a very ‘need to know’ basis. Maybe that’s the norm. But it’s a family system. There’s a trust, and there’s a sense of knowledge between the writers and the directors, with Kevin [Feige]… that shows up,” he says.Stan’s appearance tells us a little bit about the plot for Avengers 4. We still haven’t entirely wrapped up the Captain America-Bucky storyline. At the end of Civil War, he returned to cryogenic sleep until someone could cure his brainwashing. Since Infinity War will likely spend most of its time on the battle with Thanos, it’s looking like Avengers 4 will spend some time wrapping up Steve Rogers’ story. We’re just happy we’ll get to see The Winter Soldier again before too long.On the TV side of the MCU, we’re rapidly running out of 2017, and there’s still no release date for Netflix’s The Punisher. Instead, we got a cool, incredibly brutal teaser. The show’s official account tweeted out this video of Frank Castle hunting down and killing some kind of military group. When he stabs the last one, he speaks directly into the soldier’s body cam, “I’m coming for you.” We don’t know who he’s talking to, but we definitely don’t want to be that person. It’s not wise to threaten a man that you can’t see coming.— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 18, 2017With all this emphasis on how we can’t see The Punisher coming, I’m starting to think we really won’t see this show coming. Keep in mind, this is all personal speculation based on a couple of tweets. But the fact that we still don’t have a date beyond “2017” makes me think they aren’t going to announce it ahead of time. One day, you’ll log onto Netflix and the show will be out. Just like he will on the show, The Punisher will be waiting on your Netflix homepage when you least expect it. Thankfully, he’ll only take a weekend from you, rather than your life. At this point, that’s where my money is. It’ll be even better if they don’t even drop the series on a Friday. That’d really make it a surprise.Finally, in the non-MCU Marvel universe, we got another close-up look at Deadpool 2‘s Cable. He looks even angrier than the last time we saw him. The photo comes from Josh Brolin’s Instagram, it looks like Cable is already sick of Deadpool’s antics. And I’m going to need you to sit down and wait your turn.— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 18, 2017 Stay on target Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Surprise. #ThePunisher— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 18, 2017God, this looks cool. The producers of the show have said we should expect the most brutal and violent Marvel-Netflix show yet. At first, I dismissed that as marketing hype. Remember, Daredevil season one had a guy impale his own head on a fence post. Then, another guy got decapitated by a car door. Can The Punisher really outdo all that? Then, I saw this teaser. If this is the kind of thing they’re putting out to market the show, the real thing could be insane.Of course, we still don’t have a release date and this teaser doesn’t even come close to revealing one. At this point, I’m convinced they’re never going to tell us. This teaser is all about surprise. It’s just Frank Castle sneaking up on dudes and stabbing them. Then, when fans responded asking for a release date, this is what happened. Cable is typically the exact opposite of Deadpool in almost every way. He is deadly serious. He’s a meticulous planner. Deadpool is not either of those things. Whatever is making Cable crazy enough to scream into (and probably break) a mirror like that is still a mystery. I bet the merc with a mouth has something to do with it. We’ll all find out when Deadpool 2 releases in 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

FOX Entertainment CEO describes Smackdown on Friday as being shortterm

first_imgFacebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier was part of a presentation to media at the 2019 Television Critics Association this week and addressed WWE programming.Smackdown, which will premiere on FOX this October, was described as being the first change in replacing FOX comedies on Friday night.Collier added that Smackdown on Friday night would be a “short-term”, leaving the possibility that it could be shifted to another night. The show is still expected to remain live when it premieres on the broadcast network later this fall.In something that has been heavily rumored up until this point, Collier confirmed that “other” WWE programming would be featured on the Fox Sports 1 cable outlet. While nothing has been announced, the expectation was that WWE would be getting a show similar to the former “UFC Tonight” that would highlight programming. Of course, NXT programming could also become a potential option should FOX have interest.Source: PWInsider Google+center_img WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 last_img read more