Spotted 1st Ship Bunkered with LNG at Brunsbüttel Port

first_imgCement carrier Ireland has become the first ship to be bunkered with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Elbe port of Brunsbüttel, Germany.The 7,300 dwt Ireland, owned by Norway’s KGJ Cement, was bunkered with LNG on January 28, 2017, according to Brunsbüttel Ports.The bunkering took place as a so-called truck-to-ship procedure, in which around 19 tons of LNG was supplied by means of the tank truck and pumped directly from the truck to the ship’s LNG tank.“The preparation and the execution of the LNG bunkering process ran seamlessly and shows that LNG bunkering can be integrated into regular port operations without any major concerns,” Frank Schnabel, Managing Director of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH / SCHRAMM Group, said.Built by Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit in 2016, the cement carrier has a dual fuel motor and is able to run on both LNG and marine diesel.Image Courtesy: Brunsbüttel Portslast_img read more

71yrold dies of H1N1

first_imgKolkata: A 71-year-old man suffering from swine flu died in Salt Lake on June 19. The deceased has been identified as Tapan Kumar Karmakar and was admitted to a private hospital in Salt Lake on June 14. He died around 12.35 am on June 19. According to doctors, the patient died due to H1N1 pneumonia leading to septic shock, which eventually resulted in multi-organ failure.Three more persons are said to be treated in the same private hospital where Karmakar was admitted. These patients are said to be from Salt Lake and its surrounding areas. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkFrom the start of this year, several cases of swine flu have been reported throughout Kolkata and Salt Lake. A 10-month-old girl from Beltolla Road in Bhowanipore died of swine flu in a Park Circus nursing home in February this year. Another case was that of 85-year-old Snehalata Das, who died of the virus in February, was admitted to a private hospital in Salt Lake with breathing problem. Later, tests were conducted which confirmed H1N1. Three members of a Lake Gardens family were hospitalised with swine flu four months back, joining the growing list of persons affected with the H1N1 virus that resurfaced at the fag end of winter. In hospitals across the city, many patients have been admitted with influenza symptoms and were diagnosed with H1N1. Out Patient Departments and clinics have also received scores of patients with the usual symptoms of swine flu — fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, nausea, headache and, occasionally, severe stomach pain. According to reports, some doctors have also cited a shortage of the H1N1 vaccine in the city.last_img read more

Jio launches broadband services at 3545 lower price than competitors

first_imgNew Delhi: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Jio on Thursday announced launch of its fibre-based broadband service, offering minimum internet speed of 100 Mbps for Rs 699 a month, a rate 35-45 per cent lower than rivals, as it looked to repeat the disruption caused in the telecom sector three years back. JioFiber will offer free voice calling anywhere in the country, unlimited data and video conferencing, the company said in a statement. Annual subscribers will get 4K set top box, for streaming TV channels, free while a 4K television set would be complimentary with plans with higher payouts such as ‘Gold’ and above. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe company announced complimentary high definition set-top box and an advance modem Jio Home Gateway, zero-latency gaming and device security of up to five devices in all the plans priced between between Rs 699 to Rs 8,499 per month. “For Gaming, Device Security, Home Networking, VR Experience, Video Content services, provided by RCITPL (a platform service company) and TV Video Calling & Conferencing, subscribers need to purchase compatible devices,” Jio said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostJio is offering complementary television sets to annual subscribers of broadband plans in the range of Rs 2,499 to Rs 8,499. The company is also offering television set on two-year subscription of gold plan priced at Rs 1,299 per month. “The launch of JioFiber, with its revolutionary services is just the beginning of a new and exciting journey. As always, we will continue working hard to bring more such amazing services to your home and take Jio Fiber to the next level. I want to specially thank our 5 lakh JioFiber Preview users, who have contributed significantly in perfecting our product and service experience,” Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said. The company has announced launch of the service across 1,600 cities. Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani’s vehicle for re-entry into the telecom space, had three years back begun mobile services, offering free voice calling and data. That got millions hooked on to his network which started charging for internet data usages from April 1, 2017, while voice calls continue to remain free. Jio’s Rs 3.5 lakh crore investment in 4G telecom services coupled with aggressive pricing had unleashed intense competition in the market that forced rivals to either fold up or merge to better compete with it. “Currently, the average fixed-line broadband speed in India is 25 Mbps. Even in America, which is the most developed economy, it is around 90 Mbps. JioFiber, India’s first 100 per cent all-fiber broadband service, will start from 100 Mbps and go all the way up to 1 Gbps. This will propel India to top 5 broadband nations globally,” the statement said. JioFiber customers subscribing to Rs 699 plan will get three-month complimentary access Jio Cinema and Jio Saavn app and Rs 849 plan subscriber will get three-month access to video entertainment apps. Subscriber of higher plan will get access to annual subscription of leading video entertainment apps bundled in their plans, according to the statement. Customers opting for JioFiber will need to pay Rs 1,000 installation charges and Rs 1,500 refundable fee.last_img read more

Morocco to Take Part in Summer Fancy Food Show in New

New York – Morocco will take part at the Summer Fancy Food Show, to be held on June 26-28 in New York.The Summer Fancy Food Show is America’s largest specialty food and beverage Show, drawing 46,000 industry professionals, and the premier showcase for industry innovation.The Moroccan pavilion, which will host more than 20 exhibitors and will be set up on an area of 371 m2, will highlight the innovations, diversity, richness and quality of the Moroccan offer, through the exhibition of a wide range of food products (olive oil, canned olives, condiments and sauces, canned fish, couscous and pasta). Morocco’s participation in this Show is meant to establish new partnerships with key industry players who will be present at this international event, and to capture new markets. read more

Nissan board taps Renaults Senard shareholders meeting set

TOKYO — Nissan’s board has chosen as a director Jean-Dominique Senard, who was recently appointed chairman at the Japanese automaker’s alliance partner Renault SA.Nissan Motor Co. said in a statement that its board decided Tuesday to hold an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on April 8, to remove its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Earlier, he also was dismissed as chairman of smaller alliance partner Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Renault.Nissan did not say if Senard was being considered to replace Ghosn as chairmanGhosn was arrested Nov. 19 and was charged with falsifying financial reports and breach of trust. Shareholders must approve his removal from and Senard’s addition to the board.Nissan will also seek shareholders’ approval for the ouster of Greg Kelly, who was arrested with Ghosn for alleged financial misconduct.The Associated Press read more

Activists push to stop practice of elephants at pageants

To make matters even worse, schoolchildren in these pageants light up crackers which are harmful to the elephants and also to those around that could frighten the animal. That could end up in damage that endangers the lives of all, should the elephants become aggravated. Are teachers doing a wise thing by encouraging these children to ill treat animals, without teaching them to be compassionate, not to harass or misuse an innocent creature for their own pleasure? Religion itself asks us to be compassionate to all living beings. But are we really being humans to these poor creatures that deserve their freedom and right to live peacefully? From bicycle parades, motorcades and street processions, is the next step going to be elephant parades? While the use of pachyderm adds glamour to any occasion there is a question whether the elephant is being used more as an entertainment object to please amused and interested onlookers.  Since of late, there is a disturbing trend of using elephants in school pageants to add more colour. Leading Colombo schools have used elephants to dress up their school cycle parades and walks, despite the fact that it is illegal and irrespective of public outcry and appeals from animal welfare organizations and concerned citizens who have begged the schools to abstain from doing so.Efforts by activists and individuals to protest the activities have always met with aggressive and arrogant attacks on social media from old pupils of the schools, whose ignorance of the subject matter and egos go hand in hand in developing an attitude of denial and dismissiveness. As for the risk factor, elephants essentially belong to the wilds and according to experts, however well-trained they are, they are unpredictable.  When stressed they can strike back against humans.Noisy parades with crackers and drums as well as vehicular traffic and crowds can cause this stress and make the animal run amok with tragic consequences both to humans and animals.  During parades, there are no barriers between the animal and the public to prevent such tragedies. In Sri Lanka, in the past, we have seen such tragedies occur during pageants where people have been killed or injured and property damaged.  Such lamentable incidents have occurred elsewhere in the world too. In some countries there are laws that require a licence to parade elephants along public streets. A lesser-known factor is that pachyderms are common carriers of TB and can transmit the disease to humans.The Sri Lankan government recently decided to overturn its ban on the adoption of baby elephants in a bid to overcome alleged difficulties maintaining the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, although welfare groups and experts in the field claim that the government has no such difficulty.The cabinet had approved a proposal put forward by Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, which opens the doors for baby elephants to be adopted by individuals and religious places. Individuals who adopt often hire out the elephants to hotels and institutions for entertainment, as a way of profiting off the animals. Private institutions endorsing this are actually aiding criminal activity.Schools and the public have to be told that having elephants in parades is ILLEGAL according to the elephant permits issued by DWC.According to the permits issued by DWC for captive elephants, they can be used ONLY for cultural events – i.e. peraheras.  So the use of elephants for tourism and school events is illegal as it violates the conditions of the permit issued.  However, like everything else in Sri Lanka, the issue is not the law but implementation of the law.Animal rights activist Otara Gunewardene told The Sunday Leader that the people need to understand the immense suffering caused and continue to cause for wild animals which are used for entertainment.“There is much more global understanding now on the life animals lead for circuses, parades, animal shows and wild animals used for photo opportunities, mainly selfies. There is a process the wild animals go through to make them abide by what they are asked to do. For elephants, their spirit is broken by an extremely cruel crushing process, these immensely social animals are then made to live a life in chains in isolation. They are beaten and prodded with bull hooks so that they do as they are told.  Some of the elephants used have been taken away from their mothers in the wild in a heart breaking process. Elephant mothers and families have extremely close bonds with each other.  This is what the children of today should be taught because education of the heart is as important as education of the mind. What we have been taught to accept as OK in the past does not make it right today. This is not to do only with animals but it has happened with many things from the days of having humans in zoos, to slavery, to women having no rights and more. What if none of these things were ever highlighted? We have evolved and today not only must we become more conscious of the suffering of other beings, but also need to make the effort to understand it,” she said.Otara Gunewardene anoted that hundreds of elephants are now free in chain free sanctuaries because the day came where people realized they don’t want to be a part of watching an elephant in a circus.However she notes, sadly, Sri Lanka is still lagging behind in this as well with the refusal to stop the elephant circus in the Dehiwala Zoo.“We are also lagging behind in not having a chain free sanctuary with Pinnawla. These two facilities should be focused on good animal welfare first, giving compassionate the right education for children and then profit. Sri Lanka is a country that has been known for its compassion from the days of when Buddhism was brought to Sri Lanka. It is time to find our compassionate roots again. The time is now to take steps to treat animal welfare as an important part of our government, our laws and our day to day lives.Progress does not come without this and this will definitely be a major focus that will have negative impact globally, if it is not addressed now,” she said. The only school that was responsible enough to understand the serious implications of parading elephants in their walk last week was St. Joseph’s College, where on receiving appeals from animal welfare associations and concerned individuals, immediately took the decision to remove the elephants from the agenda.Royal College was also another school that took the elephants off their parade last year at the last minute, after old boys wrote to the school requesting for the principal to intervene.Apart from entertainment, the question of using elephants in school events implies a question whether the animal is being tortured and harassed to provide entertainment, tied up in chains, the mahouts pricking them with the henduwa. As school parades happen during the daytime, the conditions in which the animals are made to walk are highly abusive – hot sun, tar roads, vehicles, children, etc. Animal rights activists are making a push to stop the practice of elephants being used at pageants, including school parades.A case related to the illegal capture of elephants is also to be heard at the Hulftsdorf court on Tuesday. Children should be taught about the suffering these animals go through for our entertainment and educated on the changes that are happening world over rather than being allowed to be a part of the cruelty. Parading elephants is fun for people, but certainly not for the animal.  Recently we have witnessed elephants participating in some school parades, especially during their ‘Big Match’ rivalry.When using elephants for these parades, there are two aspects of concern – the cruelty caused to the animal and the high public safety risk.Looking at the cruelty aspect, these majestic animals that are a part of our proud heritage are heavily chained and forced to walk in the scorching sun on hot, burning asphalted roads. This causes great pain and suffering to the animal and is a violation of our Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance. Then, it has to be trained for performances – even parading is a performance. Training methods are often cruel with the elephant being shocked, whipped and beaten with the bull hook. Recently, a request from several animal rights activists saw a leading school in Colombo suspending the use of elephants at their school street parade. Animal rights activist Sharmini Ratnayake told The Sunday Leader that elephants are being used to make money, disregarding their wellbeing.“Owners give elephants for events for a fee. Earlier there were only a few events for which elephants were used but now you see them being used for almost every event, even by schools,” she said.She noted that elephants don’t have a voice and so they cannot express the pain they suffer at the hands of humans. read more

HBC says Catalyst declined a request to extend its offer for stake

TORONTO — The special committee of the board at Hudson’s Bay Co. says Catalyst Capital Group Inc. has turned down a request to extend a deadline for its offer for a roughly 10.7 per cent stake in the retailer.The bid by the investment firm, which is seeking to buy the shares in an effort to oppose a proposal to privatize the company, is set to expire on Friday.Catalyst is offering to buy up to nearly 19.8 million shares at a price of $10.11 per share.The special committee urged shareholders to exercise caution with respect to the Catalyst offer. It noted the offer does not provide shareholders with certain protections typically required under a formal takeover bid.An insider group led by board chairman Richard Baker made a bid in June of $9.45 per share to take HBC private, an offer the special committee has deemed inadequate.The special committee has asked the Baker-led group if it intends to make a revised proposal once it has received a formal valuation. Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC)The Canadian Press read more

FYR of Macedonia UN agency sends aid to returnees

Kris Janowski, spokesman of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva that on Thursday the agency dispatched two trucks carrying supplies – including mattresses, jerry cans, kitchen sets, hygiene parcels and plastic sheeting – for 100 families. This marks the start of UNHCR’s assistance to returnee communities in the country, he said.Of the 5,000 who went back to Aracinovo, about half were staying overnight, while the rest were cleaning their houses during the day, Mr. Janowski said. But few of the village’s estimated 250 ethnic Macedonian families indicated a willingness to return. “They only go back to pick up their belongings,” he said.Aracinovo was heavily devastated in June during intense fighting between Macedonian forces and ethnic Albanian rebels. UNHCR was helping civilians returning voluntarily to areas where safety is relatively assured, the spokesman said. The agency was also leading UN-coordinated efforts to help authorities restore electricity and other utilities in Aracinovo, while UNHCR field teams have sought to build confidence among the communities.”It is particularly important to stabilize the ethnic Macedonian community, which is in a minority situation in Aracinovo,” Mr. Janowski said. “All efforts must be made to help them return to their homes.”Since clashes broke out in the country in February, more than 120,000 people have been displaced – including more than 76,000 who went to Kosovo. Around 19,000 refugees have returned, mainly to Skopje. read more

Prison makes urgent appeal for GP volunteers no experience needed

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. I avoid certain prisons as it is just not worth the personal riskDr David Barrett, experienced prison locum It comes as NHS England prepared to ramp up its recruitment of foreign GPs to make up the shortfall.Dr David Barrett, an experienced offender health GP from the Midlands, said: “I am being overwhelmed by emails and text messages from prisons and locum agencies with long lists of empty rota slots to fill.“Rates of pay are increasing but even then I avoid certain prisons as it is just not worth the personal risk.” Health chiefs have made urgent appeals for family doctors to volunteer to work in two understaffed prisons to improve the “very fragile state” of healthcare within the institutions.GPs in Lancashire have been asked to step forward to help shore-up the service against “very significant risks”.Authorities are so desperate they are willing to take help from doctors with no experience of working in prisons. The appeal was made in April this year by the NHS trust which runs health at HMP Garth, a Category B men’s prison, and neighbouring HMP Wymott, a Category C men’s training prison.A letter from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, seen by the website Pulse, said: “I would not ask for this assistance were the risks not very significant in this service.”The same appeal also asked for practice nurses and nurse practitioners to volunteer their help.“The services at HMP Wymott are in a very fragile state in terms of the numbers and experience of clinical staff compared to the levels and complexity of demand for health care services,” the letter read.A spokesman for the trust later said the appeal had been intended as a “short-term solution”.The British Medical Association said the problem reflected the wider shortage of GPs across the country.last_img read more

Wanted man escapes police custody with cuffs on after being caught

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPedestrian killed in accident on Essequibo CoastFebruary 28, 2018In “Crime”Essequibo Coast pensioner battling for life after being struck by carOctober 24, 2018In “latest news”Essequibo resident killed in accidentFebruary 8, 2017In “latest news” … for fatal accident of Courts manager in EssequiboAfter months of hunting for the fugitive driver involved in the fatal accident of former Courts Manager Chandanie Dass, police on the Essequibo Coast last week managed to apprehend the now 21-year-old driver, Nicklous Singh.Acting on a tip-off, Police ranks nabbed the suspect at his parents’ home in Annandale Village, Essequibo Coast.He was arrested by ranks attached to Police G Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands), and handcuffed. However, he escaped from custody with the handcuffs still on and is once again on the run.Dead: Chandanie DassThis newspaper understands that Singh was in Police custody earlier in November 2015, and was granted $150,000 bail. He signed a document to return to court, but was a no-show on November 18, 2015 at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.The then Police Prosecutor Ramsahoye Rambajue asked for an arrest warrant to be issued for the defendant, after he repeatedly failed to attend court.The case had been adjourned on numerous occasions on account of the suspect’s absence. The particulars of the offence stated that on Saturday, August 2, 2014, on the Annandale Public Road, Essequibo Coast, the accused drove motor vehicle PRR 9027 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Chandanie Dass.The question that now remains is if the parents of Singh should be charged for harbouring an individual wanted by the Police.JusticeDass, a 32-year-old manager of Courts Essequibo Branch, lost her life tragically after the vehicle collision on August 2, 2014 caused by the allegedly drunk and unlicensed Singh.Dass was driving motor car PSS 3067 south on the Annandale Public Road when the vehicle driven by Singh (PRR 9027) slammed into her. She was returning from a wedding reception, along with her cousin, Ponnai Dass. Both women were pinned in the wreckage after the accident. They were pulled out and rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital by residents of the community.Dass, who sustained extensive spinal and other injuries, succumbed on August 4, 2014 after she was air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. She was described as a very hardworking and determined young woman. The father of the deceased, Dhanraj Dass, said he would like to see justice done in his daughter’s case.Ponnai Dass survived the accident, but still cannot come to grips with the entire situation. Other persons who were injured in the accident were Kevin Kumar, Shane Kumar, Linden Marks, Krishna Ramsamooj and Anthony Hanes. read more


first_imgth December insurgents had been handed over for burial to close the chapter of that historical episode.The president has power under Section 82 of the Constitution to exercise prerogative of mercy when it comes to people convicted of a crime.Section 82 reads: “(1) The President may, after consulting the Committee established by subsection (2)-(a)     grant to any person convicted of any offence a pardon either free or subject to lawful conditions;(b)     grant to any person a respite, either indefinite or for a specified period, of the execution of any punishment imposed on that person for any offence;(c)      substitute a less severe form of punishment for any punishment imposed on any person for any offence;(d)     remit the whole or any part of any punishment imposed on any person for such an offence or any penalty otherwise due to the Republic on account of any offence.(2) There shall be a Committee on the exercise of the prerogative of mercy consisting of the Attorney General and three other persons appointed by the President subject to confirmation by the National Assembly.”Detainees who are not taken before a court within 72 hours are not kept in custody based on any law. They have done nothing wrong to be pardoned or given any amnesty. They only deserve to be released.Foroyaa hopes that all other detainees, especially Abdoulie Ceesay, the latest detainee who has clocked one week so far would be released and the Chapter of detention without trial closed.]]>last_img read more

Car smashes into home in Northeast MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to reports that a car had crashed into a home in Northeast Miami-Dade, early Saturday morning.The car crashed into the living room of the home, located on Northwest 205th Street and 14th Avenue, just before 2:30 a.m.Paramedics took one woman away on a stretcher. According to neighbors, she was the driver.The man who lives in the home was awakened by the crash.“Well, I was sleeping, and all of a sudden I heard the noise — a band noise, and I thought it was some robbers or somebody broke in. And I woke up and I got out and I see my living room — it was all smashed up,” said homeowner Akeerali Dhaya.The car left a large hole in the front wall of the house.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Berkowitz Hopes to Swing Knik Arm Funding Over to the Port of

first_imgNew Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz is outlining his priorities. Berkowitz recently told the Alaska Dispatch News that he’d like to funnel state funds tabbed for the Knik Arm Crossing into Port of Anchorage upgrades.Download Audio:Berkowitz elaborated on that idea, saying directing public funds to places they need to go would make life easier for Alaskans.“Right now, the port modernization has a greater priority in my mind than a potential Knik Crossing.”Berkowitz says that at this time of state fiscal stress, it makes sense to use available funds to the greatest advantage“Ideally, in a fiscally responsible world, where people are being careful with public monies, they wouldn’t spend money unless they absolutely needed to. The only project that I know of that is actually taking place on the Knik Arm right now, is the Port of Anchorage. So if you want to spend money to help develop the Knik Arm in any way, the Port of Anchorage ought to be your first port of call.”He says the Knik Arm bridge is speculative, when the Port has proven economic benefit to the entire state. Berkowitz says he’ll pursue state funds for it.“Absolutely, I am going to do everything I can to make sure we get that port taken care of. Port modernization will save consumers across the state money on a regular basis because it is going to keep the cost of goods and services down. It ‘s also has an important strategic advantage that Anchorage has, it has important applications for our industry and our military.”But getting the Knik Arm funds switched to the Port may not be easy, or even possible. According to Jeremy Woodrow, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, the $45.3 million approved by the state for Knik bridge construction comes from a ‘federal authorization receipt’ .“It could be used on the project if it moves forward with construction.”That money is a pre-authorization of federal funds, and does not become real cash until construction begins. What’s more, it comes from federal highway funds“And that actually cannot be used for ports, so it’s a different pot of money entirely. So for Knik Arm Crossing, the actually only money that could be used for the Port of Anchorage is the general fund amount, which is five million dollars, that’s been designate toward Knik Arm Crossing to date.”He says the money in the state general fund would require legislative approval to be spent elsewhere. However, more federal highway funds are available for the Knik bridge.. $179.8 million dollars as of January of this year. But, he adds, spending it requires legislative approval. And that may be moot, since the Knik Crossing is still under an administrative order for review.Mayor Berkowitz, however, has a vision for the Port of Anchorage. He says it’s the critical infrastructure that will shape the future of Alaska as the gateway to the Arctic.last_img read more

Couple daughter found slaughtered in Patuakhali

first_imgPatuakhaliPolice recovered the slaughtered bodies of a couple and their adopted daughter at Sailabunia village in Galachipa upazila on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased are Delwar Mollah, 55, his wife Parvin Begum, 40, and their adopted daughter Kajoli Begum, 18.Locals went to the house in the afternoon after smelling bad odour coming from it and found the slaughtered bodies lying there, said Additional Police Super Mustafizur Rahman.Later, police recovered the bodies and sent those to hospital for autopsy, he added.However, the reason behind the murders could not be known immediately.Earlier, miscreants tried to torch the victims’ house, police said adding that Delwar’s elder brother Hossain Mollah’s son was killed in the similar fashion four months ago.last_img read more

Of Course Backpacks Light Up In The Republic of Gamers

first_img As someone who covers both video games and technology, I’m always curious to see how companies behind those already deeply entwined categories push one angle or another in marketing. The biggest example is with gaming PCs. Obviously gaming hardware needs to be powerful in order to smoothly run the newest, most technically demanding games. But these days capital G “Gaming” hardware needs to also appeal to whatever the nebulous, neon “gamer” identity is. And amusingly enough that mostly comes down to color. Take the same Razer gaming laptop, swap out the black and green for shades of grey, and all of a sudden it’s “professional.”At CES 2019 Asus took this idea that “colors=gamers” to its logical conclusion with a new backpack under its ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand. The ROG Ranger backpack lights up just like the gaudiest gaming hardware you can imagine.When powered off, the ROG Ranger BP3703 looks like a pretty typical black backpack. But if you’re wearing it and someone asks “Hey, are you a gamer?” you can answer them without saying a single word by activating the integrating Aura Sync RGB LED light strips. Flashes of every hue in the rainbow race across the diagonal stripe. Colors weave into a spire of flame within the prominent ROG logo.AdChoices广告You control of all of this via Bluetooth and an Android mobile app. Make preset themes and glowing patterns like strobing and breathing to make sure you match with your other devices. Or use a remote sewn into the strap for fast changes. The Ranger also adjusts its brightness based on the environment. You need to get an additional USB power bank, available in a bundle, but you can charge your devices through the Ranger’s USB Type-A port.Lights or no lights, the Ranger seems like a pretty useful 20L backpack for gamers in general. You can fit a 17-inch laptop (which is how big my personal gaming laptop is) and there’s still enough room for plenty more cords and accessories. Easily pack them by fully unzipping the bag. There are lights inside the bag, too, to help you find items fast. And water repellent fabric keeps precious gamer gear safe and sound.No hard details yet for when in 2019 the new ROG Ranger BP3703 backpack launches, or how much it costs. For more on Being A Gamer check out the new Razer Raptor monitor and watch us play PC Building Simulator. Stay on target 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar last_img read more

Colins Blazin 5 NFL Week 5

first_img 1.San Diego (+3.5) at Oakland – The Chargers have been decimated by a nasty case of the torn ACL bug, but have somehow managed to put up 30.3 points per game, which is 3rd best in the NFL. They’re 1-3, but could be 4-0 if it wasn’t for several late game collapses. San Diego has won 6 of their last 9 against the Raiders, while Oakland has dropped 4 of their last 5 at home. The Raiders D is allowing a league worst 460 yards per game. Colin likes Phillip Rivers and the Bolts to steal one in the Black Hole. 31-28 San Diego.2. Buffalo (+2.5) at Los Angeles – The 3-1 Rams have been the surprise team in the NFL, but they didn’t score a touchdown in their only home game this year. Buffalo is 2-0, and has outscored New England and Arizona 49-18 in their last two games, including shutting out the Patriots, who were averaging 27 points per game. The Bills interior defense will be improved with Pro Bowl defensive lineman Marcell Dareus returning from a four-game suspension.  Take the Bills and the points and the upset in the Mediocre Offense Bowl. 14-13 Buffalo.3. Titans (+3.5) at Miami – For Tennessee, revenge is a dish best served in Miami. They lost 38-10 last year and have this one circled on the calendar. That matters. What also matters is that Miami is 4-6 in their last 10 home games, and has been outscored by 40 points in that stretch. Their only win on the season came against the lowly Browns in overtime. Colin likes Mariota and Titans, the points, and the outright upset. 24-21 Tennessee.4. Washington (+3.5) at Baltimore – Colin thinks Baltimore is the most overrated team in the NFL. They won their first 3 games by a combined 13 points. Kirk Cousins has been a monster on the road recently. He’s 4-0 with 10 touchdowns, 1 interception and a 69% completion rate in his last 4 roadies. Washington sneaks into Baltimore and pulls the outright upset as a road dog, 27-26.5. Cincinnati (+1) at Dallas  – Dallas is first in the NFL in 3rd Down conversions and 10+ play drives, but Cincy is easily the best defense they’ve seen so far this year. The Bengals have dominated NFC teams, going 9-1-1 in their last 11 games. The Cowboys have dropped 3 of 4 against AFC opponents and are ranked 25th in the NFL in points allowed per game. Colin likes the Bengals, the point, and the outright upset. 26-23 Cincinnati.That’s a Space X-launch-explosion-hot Blazin’ 5 for NFL Week 5. Also, make sure you download, listen and subscribe to Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast with RJ Bell every Saturday morning through the end of the football season. He’ll sit down with RJ and see how this week’s Blazin’ 5 stacks up against the Vegas sharps.Download and subscribe to it exclusively at,iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t miss it. Advertisement It’s Friday in The Herd and it’s time for the Blazin’ 5 for NFL Week 5. If sleeping on a mattress stuffed with money isn’t your thing, please don’t read any further.Colin had a small set back after back-to-back winning weeks, but even Nostradamus had a couple of misfires. He was 2 – 3 in Week 4, and dropped to .500 (10-10) for the year. This week he’s taking more dogs than your local animal shelter.Don’t listen to your buddy Tony “The Toenail”. Colin’s coming back to loot the boys in Vegas like his name was Danny Ocean.Here are Colin’s plays for NFL Week 5. It’s the Blazin’ 5.center_img The theme for @ColinCowherd‘s Week 5 Blazin’ 5: Underdogs and points.— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 7, 2016last_img read more

At last Germany secures total dominance of Europe

first_imgNo related posts. This weekend, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will play in the final of Europe’s most prestigious soccer competition, and for the first time it’s an all-German affair. There’s something a little too apt about Germany’s domination of Europe’s favorite sport this year. As goes football, so goes the European economy? Bear with me. There could be something to it.This weekend’s match, the 58th UEFA Champions League soccer final, marks the culmination of the steady rise of the German football league in recent seasons. The finalists underlined the point by each eliminating clubs recently seen as the game’s most glittering stars: Barcelona and Real Madrid. German engineering prevails over Spanish flair. The success of German clubs against more glamorous counterparts, not just in Spain but also in Italy and the U.K., seems to say something about backbone and strength in depth.But that’s not all. Dortmund and Munich are two very different sorts of club. Dortmund represents Germany’s old industrial heartland. Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is the modern center of a remarkably prosperous region. Germany’s economic resilience owes a lot to the diffusion of its strength across a strikingly diverse range of big cities. This is uncommon in the rest of Europe. In addition to well-known economic hubs such as Munich, Stuttgart and many others, Germany has cities like Hamburg — once written off in the same way many northern English cities have been, it is now a booming economic center, thanks to Germany’s success as an exporter to the big emerging-market economies, China in particular.Fiscal rectitude, as you might guess, comes into it as well. German football has built its success this year on the biggest match-day attendances of the top European leagues, even moving ahead of the British Premier League — solid revenue. Its clubs, which by the way have to be majority-owned by Germans, operate under tight restrictions on the use of debt for acquisitions — prudent finance. By global industry standards, wages consume a small share of receipts — cost control.By contrast, look at the news from some of the gaudier leagues. Strength in depth? Madrid and Barcelona dominate the Spanish game so completely that La Liga almost resembles the Scottish league these days, with about the same degree of boredom over which club might upset the standings. As for fiscal control, I used to joke that you would know the euro crisis was serious once Spanish banks stopped doling out cash so readily to the country’s football clubs. Actually, that moment has arrived.Once-almighty Italian football isn’t remotely what it was. Concerning the English Premiership, where to begin? It has enjoyed stunning revenue growth thanks to a global following — but the money disappears into outlandish pay for far too many ordinary players. Where’s the discipline? The percentage of revenue spent on wages is far higher in the English Premiership than in Germany’s Bundesliga — and in many clubs it exceeds 100 percent.Not unlike their finance-sector equivalents, English football regulators prefer a light touch: They are open to all comers in the market for clubs, irrespective of financial standing or commitment to the local community. Strategy seems lacking. Foreign players predominate at the top of the English game, so the talent pool for the national team grows ever smaller. Despite having a lot of foreign players, Germany has a national team that remains one of the world’s best. Somehow, Germany is better at developing its national assets.An English soccer star of the 1980s, Gary Lineker, once defined the sport in a way that still makes sense to Englishmen. Football: a simple game in which 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win. Must we accept the corollary? European monetary union: a currency system in which 17 countries strive to stay competitive and at the end the Germans win.We will see, though the latest data suggest that the German economy isn’t quite as unstoppable as its footballers. Exports to Germany’s struggling neighbors are depressed. China’s growth is slowing as well, shrinking another market vital to German success. With domestic demand, as usual, weaker than it might be — the ethic of austerity prevails in Berlin and in households across the land — the German economy has been faltering of late. People forget, but the term “eurosclerosis” was applied to Germany and its inability to adapt in the 1990s. Things move in cycles, so who knows?Unconvinced? I will leave you with another consoling thought that is going around before the big game. This one you can take to the bank. It’s certain that the loser this weekend will be a team from Germany.Jim O’Neill, the outgoing chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, is a Bloomberg View columnist.© 2013, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arians attempted to lure his good friend Dick LeBeau — who earlier this month resigned as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator after 11 seasons — to Arizona as a consultant or some other senior position.“We worked on it real hard, but it didn’t happen,” Arians said.Pairing an experienced coach with a young up-and-comer, much like he did with Tom Moore and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, is a no-brainer, according to Arians.“To have a veteran who’s done it so many times different ways, to work with a young, really a guy that’s going to be, I think, a superstar, that to me is what coaching is all about,” he said. Arians estimates he’s played only four or five rounds of golf since the end of the 2014 season, one in which he led the Cardinals to their first playoff appearance in five years after winning 11 games.“I went over to Georgia and it was raining and cold every day. I played in that, and it wasn’t much fun,” he said.He said more golf is planned, as is the plan to announce his updated coaching staff.“Well, we’re almost filled,” he said Tuesday during a break in the Outfront Media Special Olympics Open. “We’re just going to wait and announce them next week and let the Super Bowl get out of town. But everything is pretty much taken care of now and (we are) really excited about it.”Arians lost both defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and linebackers coach Mike Caldwell to the New York Jets. Bowles was hired as the team’s head coach, and he named Caldwell assistant head coach/inside linebackers.A third opening on Arians’ staff is expected should he elevate a current coach to defensive coordinator, likely James Bettcher, who oversees outside linebackers.“The defensive coordinator will be in-house, and then we’ll bring some extra help from outside,” he said. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If you’re looking for Bruce Arians, chances are you can find the Arizona Cardinals head coach at one of two places: the team’s headquarters or a golf course.Studying film, pouring over scouting reports and installing game plans take up much of his time, but what free time Arians does have, especially in the offseason, is occupied by a great passion of his: trying to figure out how to best hit a little white ball into a little round cup some 300-350 yards away.last_img read more

After a day of deli

After a day of deliberation.

" No matter where you go, any such discovery will have to wait—but waiting is probably what the vampire squid does best. this administration is proposing a $314 million cut to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. mainly people, said she was overwhelmed with work and was frustrated with how disobedient her daughter had become after living with her grandparents, They may be flexible at the modest scale of Ireland but not for the second biggest economy in Europe. "Many workers have laid down their lives. there is sometimes gnashing of teeth over holiday greetings Passover an eight-day Jewish holiday starts at sundown on Friday March 30 and ends on April 7 2018 If you’re stressing about how to wish your friends colleagues or loved ones a happy passover we have you covered Here’s everything you need to know about the proper Passover greetings: What is the proper Passover greeting There are several different Passover greetings depending on what language you’d prefer and how observant the person you’re sending your well-wishes to is If you’d like to stick with English “happy Passover” is a perfectly acceptable greeting For those who keep their home kosher for Passover (removing all chametz or grains with leavening agents from their residence in advance of the holiday) you can wish someone a “kosher and joyous Passover” according the Chabadorg You can also try your hand out wishing someone happy Passover in Hebrew: For beginners you can say “happy Pesach” “Pesach” is Hebrew for “Passover” You can also say “chag sameach” which translates to “happy festival” and is the Hebrew equivalent of “happy holidays” To make this Passover greeting specific you can throw the word “Pesach” in the middle of that phrase “chag Pesach samech” To wish somebody a “kosher and joyous Passover” in Hebrew it would be “chag Pesach kasher vesameach” Be aware that the “ch” in these words (Pesach chag sameach vesame’ach) is not pronounced the way you’d say “chapstick”; it’s pronounced like “Bach” In the video below you can see Angelica from The Rugrats explain with the word Chanukah (another Jewish holiday) To wish somebody a happy Passover in Yiddish you would say “gut yontif” which translates to “good holiday” Yiddish one of the most well-know Jewish languages outside of Hebrew was spoken by Ashkenazi (or Eastern European) Jews (Other sects of Judaism have different dialects) You probably use Yiddish phrases (oy vey schmooze schlep etc) in everyday life without even realizing it The language is a German dialect that incorporates Hebrew words and is written with the Hebrew alphabet What is Passover Now that you know proper Passover greetings let’s get caught up on what Passover is Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt It is observed for seven or eight days (depending on where you are located) and during the first two nights Passover is celebrated with a home ritual known as the Passover seder The seder (which means “order” in Hebrew) is celebrated around a dinner table It includes the retelling of the Passover story the story of Exodus from the Old Testament (or the Torah in Judaism) blessings over food and wine explanations of Passover symbols discussions of freedom and social justice and plenty of singing and eating All of these rituals are performed in an order prescribed by a Passover-specific book known as a Haggadah (which means “telling” in Hebrew) When is Passover The Passover dates change every year because the Hebrew calendar does not line up with the Gregorian calendar The holiday generally takes place in early spring; on the Hebrew calendar it takes place during the first month of the year Nissan as prescribed by the book of Exodus In 2018 Passover is from sundown on Friday March 30 to sundown on Saturday April 7 In 2019 it will be from sundown on April 19 to sundown on April 27 and nightfall of April 8 to nightfall of April 16 in the year 2020 Contact us at editors@timecom He also said that Virbhadra Singh was one of the longest-serving chief ministers of the country and his honesty was "well known". the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and threats posed by nuclear terrorism as the two sides signed several agreements including on a high speed rail project and naval cooperation. both accused of being homosexuals.

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27 Parents own the

27, Parents own the children, the victim of gun violence is often left with tragic neurologic deficits such as paralysis, "there are way too many douchebags in history to narrow it down to even a couple of thousand" and the host’s desire to draw in viewers who may not identify as history buffs, But a couple of things that I want to focus on right now.At least 100 bodies have been retrieved from an offshoot of the river Ganges in northern India.

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Fanta Lemon is still available in the UK! Apart from the shake-up in the EFCC, Frozen Feat benefit for Special Olympics: The fifth annual Frozen Feat run will begin at 10 am Feb 11 at the Grand Forks Herald 375 Second Ave N to benefit Special Olympics of Grand Forks You can register at wwwfrozen-featcom for the 5K Run/Walk and/or the 10K Run Early bird registration will end today Packet pickup will be from 4 to 9 pm Feb 10 at Scheels in Grand Forks with race day registration starting at 8 am Feb 11 at the Herald There will be finisher medals a Lovebirds Run door prizes trophies for the top finisher and long sleeve shirts for the first 400 participants Info: wwwfrozenfeatcom Team E-Race Cancer Sweet-Tarts: The Relay for Life Team E-Race Cancer will present the second annual Sweet-Tarts featuring area race car drivers in drag at 7 pm Feb 11 at the VFW Club 312 DeMers Ave, Ukraine,” she said. “Jaaon sunakar aao jisko sunana hai,"In the Senate, Democrats have "wonderful rural members" who could be chairman.” says Mazuruk,com.

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“I do want to say I’m sorry. society, has always been my greatest supporter. read more