WATCH: DQ Osborne Makes Crazy Pick Against Kansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. DeQuinton Osborne — who shall heretofore be referred to as “The Blizzard” — had an outrageous pick against Montrell Cozart in the second half of OSU’s game on Saturday in Lawrence. He almost scored himself a Fat Guy TD but came up just short (even though he obliterated some poor Kansas offensive player). There’s a human being under there. (via @sarahcphipps) #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 22, 2016Two questions here. First, does Osborne have better hands than all of the secondary or just most of it? Two, why was a 310-pound DT 10 yards off the line? Either way, enjoy the show.last_img read more

Kansas State Is a Three-Point Favorite Over OSU, And Here Is Why

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. There was a ripple of surprise on Sunday as Kansas State opened up as a three-point (or 2.5-point) favorite over Oklahoma State depending on where you get your gambling information. KSU was coming off a narrow 31-26 win over Iowa State (!) and OSU had just trounced West Virginia.But Vegas is smart, and Vegas knows that this OSU team wins games by creating turnovers. Vegas also knows that Kansas State is easily the best team in the Big 12 at protecting the football and currently No. 8 in the country at 0.9 turnovers per game. That doesn’t bode well for the Cowboys.There are other reasons Kansas State is favored, too. Most notably that the game is in Manhattan and the home team is 10-2 in this series since 1998 including the last five contests. OSU has only won one time in Manhattan since 1988 (that was in 2014). It is 1-8 in that span. Yikes!There’s more though. Advanced stats show that Kansas State, despite its 5-3 record, is actually better than Oklahoma State on defense.Big 12 defenses (S&P+)19) BU35) WVU47) TCU53) KSU61) OU66) OSU82) UT97) KU107) ISU118) TT— Oklahoma State Stats (@OSUStats) October 30, 2016So don’t just look at the most recent game when evaluating this line. Just because OSU is ranked and KSU is not does not mean it will be an upset if the Wildcats win on Saturday. Just like it should not have been considered an upset for OSU to beat West Virginia last Saturday.This is going to be a massively difficult game for OSU on Saturday in Manhattan. Vegas knows it. We know it. Mike Gundy knows it. Everybody knows it. Win this one, though, and you shorten that path to Norman for a de facto Big 12 title game.Whooo boy, I love November.last_img read more

Dunn, Wozniak Getting Tricky With Drills in Spring Camp

first_imgAs the running backs were on their knees, driving their hands into a practice pad before falling to the turf, their new position coach John Wozniak was behind them talking about losing a bet and doing a belly flop.The drill represented the running backs picking up a defense’s blitz package, but Wozniak was using a little more imagery to get the point across.“You lost the bet,” he said. “You gotta do it.”Later in practice, the backs were flooding out of the backfield, past a would-be linebacker (who Wozniak was simulating) and streaking downfield for a fade pass from the quarterbacks.Wozniak yelled all kinds of things and chased as they ran by. Meanwhile, receivers coach Kasey Dunn was pulling out all the stops.So far this spring, he has shown the wonder of his receivers’ hands:Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But Wednesday, he had the Cowboys doing things that, if done on Saturdays in a couple of months, would have landed them on SportsCenter.Dunn lined the group up alongside a tackling dummy. As the first came up, he stood behind the dummy, opposite Dunn at the Jugs Machine. The receiver wrapped his hands around the dummy, and Dunn fired.I didn’t see one dropped ball.Later on, Wozniak was working with the punt returners. He wrapped a towel around their backs and told them to squeeze it between their arms and their torso, so the towel wouldn’t fall. As the punts came in, Wozniak walked near them, threw his hat at them and flinched toward them to give a representation of traffic during the catch.Bravo, sirs. What a couple of awesome drills. We’ll see if it makes a difference in the performance, too. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

10 months agoFriend admits Morata WANTS to leave Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Friend admits Morata WANTS to leave Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlvaro Morata WANTS to leave Chelsea this month.Speaking on Cadena Cope, a member of the striker’s camp revealed the Spaniard has decided to leave Stamford Bridge in January.PSG, Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid are all being linked with Morata.However, Sevilla are regarded as favourites to land the centre-forward – with a loan arrangement already being discussed.Both Sevilla coach and sports chief Joaquin Caparros have confirmed their interest. last_img

The Latest Canada pushes for release of jailed citizens

first_imgTORONTO — The Latest on Canada (all times local):12:30 p.m.Canada’s ambassador to China says his message to Chinese authorities is that it’s not in their interest to arrest people and use them as bargaining chips.Envoy John McCallum told reporters on Friday that his top priority is to win the release of two Canadians detained in China and to save the life of a third.China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor in an apparent relation for the arrest of top Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada on Dec 1. China also sentenced another Canadian, Robert Schellenberg, to death Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug-smuggling case.The arrest of Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States has created a growing diplomatic rift between China and Canada. Meng is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of its founder.The U.S. wants her extradited to face charges that she committed fraud by misleading banks about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran.___10 a.m.Canada’s public safety minister said Friday that the country won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks.There are accusations that the telecom giant is controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party or is required to facilitate Chinese spying. The U.S., Australia, Japan and other governments have imposed curbs on use of its technology.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Canada has been abundantly clear it will not compromise national security.Goodale said: “It’s a difficult challenge but we’ll not be deterred by what we believe to be right and what we believe to be in the interests of Canada.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Mamata likely to attend United India rally at Vizag on Sunday

first_imgKolkata: With the highly anticipated Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend a United India rally at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telegu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu has invited Banerjee to address the rally. National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are expected to address the gathering as well. Banerjee is likely to address a political rally at Dhubri in Assam in support of the Trinamool Congress candidate on April 5. She is likely to publish the party’s election manifesto on Wednesday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt has been learnt that the manifesto will be divided into two halves. The first part contains the development work carried out in Bengal in the past eight years, while the second part contains the failures of the Narendra Modi government in the past five years. It was Mamata Banerjee who had initiated the move to set up the United India front to oust Narendra Modi. On January 19, the historic United India rally was held in Kolkata, where leaders of 21 political parties took part. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe rally was addressed by political veterans like Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and Mallikarjun Kharge. There were youngsters like Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Hardik Patel in the rally as well. M K Stalin had also addressed the rally. Banerjee was the first political leader to criticise the banning of high value notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016. Within half-an-hour of the demonetisation being announced, she had said that it would stall the development of the country and affect the common man badly. Over the years, economists of both national and international acclaim had pointed out the disaster which had hit the Indian economy due to the decision of the Narendra Modi government. One after the other, Banerjee has highlighted the shortcomings of the BJP government. Over 12,000 farmers have committed suicide, hasty implementation of GST has affected the industrialists and traders badly and Modi’s statement that Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank accounts of every Indian, has not come true. Banerjee has spoken about the importance of the regional parties and emphasised that in order to save the Indian Constitution, the regional parties should be strengthened. Political experts said that Banerjee’s presence at the rally would increase the strength of the United Front. In the 2014 election, BJP had bagged three seats in Andhra Pradesh but experts feel that the party has a slim chance of retaining them in 2019.last_img read more

BJP Mahila Morcha protests over Ayushman Bharat Yojana

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha on Monday protested against the Delhi government for its failure to implement the Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the Capital, by forming a human chain near ITO. Led by the Mahila Morcha president in Delhi, Poonam Prasar Jha, workers from the women’s wing of the saffron party joined the protest. Addressing protestors, Jha said that innocent people in Delhi were betrayed by the Kejriwal government’s inaction on implementing schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana. “They (voters) gave him a massive mandate and he came to power in Delhi. In the last four years, the people of Delhi have been disappointed,” she said.last_img

Moroccos El Zhar extends his contract with Spanish Club Levante

first_imgRabat – Moroccan striker Nabil El Zhar has extended his contract until 2016 with Levante, a team that plays in first division of the Spanish league (La Liga).“Nabil El Zhar has extended his contract with FC Levante for two years and a third year as an option,” said the Spanish club in a communiqué, according to MAP.El Zhar debuted with Levante in 2011. He has played 79 games in two years and scored six goals with the Spanish team, adds the same source A the age of 12 , Nabil El Zhar, 27, joined the training center of Nîmes Olympique with which he reached the final of the Coupe Gambardella in 2004.After spending two years in the Training Centre of AS Saint- Etienne, in 2006 he signed for Liverpool, he played his first game for the Reds on November 29, 2006 against Portsmouth.Moroccan fans still remember the pivotal role El Zhar played in the U-20 World Cup held in 2005 in the Netherlands, as he helped the Moroccan national team to qualify for the first time to the semi-finals of the U-20 World Cup.The Moroccan El Zhar is hopeful to be among the players who will form the Moroccan team that will participate in the upcoming African Cup of Nations, which will be held in early 2015 in Morocco.last_img read more

Ledecky Has Company In A Renewed Assault On Swimmings Records

Given her 100 splits (not reflected), and 200 and 800 races still to come (there is unfortunately no 1,500-meter women’s event at the Olympics), expect this curve to fall even further into the absurd.1. Adam Peaty — 100-meter breaststrokeAdam Peaty may not have the most versatile program, and certainly didn’t generate as much buzz as Ledecky or Hosszu, but for one race at least, he was every bit as dominant. He initially set a record in his preliminary heat, which generally bodes well. His final time of 57.13 won his race by 1.56 seconds and broke his pre-Olympic record by 0.79 seconds, and puts him 1.33 seconds clear of his next-fastest competitor ever.For a 100-meter race, this is crazy good – even against this crazy competition. To show how much so, I plotted the top 50 times since 2010 for each of these four records, in standard deviations from the mean:2Note that since these are the top values of a huge sample of swimmers, these deviations don’t perfectly correspond to the insanely low probabilities you’d expect from 3-4 SD events if the underlying times were normally distributed. The dynamics for the specific probabilities would be governed by a Gumbel “extreme value” distribution. I’m just using standard deviations here to put all of the events on the same scale. Ledecky’s 3:56.46 was 4.77 seconds faster than second-place Jazz Carlin, and nearly 2 seconds faster than her own 2014 record (3:58.37). It’s over 4 seconds faster than any woman has swum in the post-ban era (4:00.65 by bronze-medalist Leah Smith this year). The only other woman ever to swim below 4 minutes in this event is Federica Pellegrini, who did it in 2009. Ledecky is getting closer and closer to making 400 meters a sprint distance: Her speed of 59.1 seconds per 100 meters is closer to the average speed of the 50 fastest 200-meter swimmers than it is to the average of the 50 fastest 400-meter swimmers. Her speed in the 800 is already faster than all but a handful of women in the 400, and her speed in the 1,500 is faster than anyone’s but hers in the 800: We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.While Michael Phelps’s winning of his 19th gold medal may be the feel-good story of the swimming pool not involving Yusra Mardini so far, the most significant development of the opening weekend of swimming is surely the sport’s renewed assault on the record books.The ban of full-body non-textile (“LZR”-style) swimsuits at the end of 2009 had a dramatic effect on the pace of records broken in swimming. Of 32 events contested in the 2008 Olympics, 27 had records broken in 2009; in 2010, none did. But time marches on, and athletes improve. The London games in 2012 saw records broken in eight events — a far cry from the 19 events that saw records fall in Beijing, but a step in the right direction.If the first weekend of action in Rio is any indication, the swimming world has recovered, with a vengeance. Of the eight swimming events completed so far, five have led to world records, including one of two relays (women’s 4×100), and four of the six individual events (all three women’s and one of three men’s). Here are the most dominant individual swims from the first two days of competition, ranked:4. Sarah Sjostrom — 100-meter butterflySwedish 22-year-old Sarah Sjostrom is a name to remember. In particular, she has the fastest 200-meter freestyle time of any woman since 2012, and is thus probably the most likely to play spoiler to Katie Ledecky’s hopes of winning three individual golds when the two face off in that event Tuesday.Sjostrom looks even stronger after kicking off her meet with a world record. She originally set the 100-meter butterfly record in 2009 (at age 15!) but wouldn’t match her pre-ban time again until 2015, when she reclaimed her record from Dana Vollmer (who had taken it in 2012).Sjostrom finished in 55.48, nearly a full second clear of second place, and a half-second clear of the next-fastest woman ever. Usually, that would be a pretty amazing showing, but this was a big weekend for amazing showings.3. Katinka Hosszu — 400-meter individual medleyKatinka Hosszu, the 27-year old Hungarian, is the only swimmer on this list who broke a record that wasn’t already her own. She very nearly broke it in her preliminary heat, and then destroyed it in the final: LOL Katie Ledecky was celebrating and people hadn’t finished yet— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) August 8, 2016 Ledecky’s 400-meter race was a thing of beauty, especially considering that 400 meters is supposed to be her third-best distance. But in terms of sheer field-busting dominance, Peaty’s wild win over just two lengths of the pool takes the weekend. Hosszu won the race by nearly 5 seconds – finishing in 4:26.36 – and cleared Ye Shiwen’s record by nearly 2 seconds. Though few expected a performance this great, Hosszu didn’t come out of nowhere. She was world champion in this event in 2009 and 2015, and has held the short-course record1There’s a separate set of records for times set in 25-meter pools, though most major competitions use 50-meter pools. in it on and off since 2013.2. Katie Ledecky — 400-meter freestyleIf there was any distance at which it seemed Katie Ledecky’s best times might have been flattening out, it’s the 400-meter freestyle, where she hadn’t broken the world record since 2014. Following unexpectedly fast 100 meter splits in the 4×100 relays and almost breaking her record in her preliminary heat, however, another record seemed inevitable. And then this happened: read more

Troopers Continue Holiday Enforcement Efforts Through New Years

first_imgStory as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-troopers-continue-holiday-increase.mp3VmJennifer-on-troopers-continue-holiday-increase.mp300:00RPd They have investigated 159 damage-only crashes, 18 crashes involving injuries and two fatal collisions. The statewide effort, which launched December 13, is part of a national campaign funded through the National Traffic Safety Administration. According to statistics released in a trooper dispatch; between December 13 and December 28, troopers issued 486 citations statewide, including 128 for speeding and 15 for seatbelt and occupant restraint violations, 26 arrests for driving under the influence, with four of those arrests being for felony DUIs. Troopers will continue the effort into the early morning hours of January 1, 2018.  If you plan on celebrating the New Year with any impairing substance, troopers remind you to have a plan to get home safe. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers Facebook Page Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have been out on the roadways for the statewide focused holiday enforcement effort.last_img read more

Diana Ross Is Set To Perform At The 2019 GRAMMY Awards

first_img Twitter Facebook Diana Ross Is Set To Perform At The 2019 GRAMMY Awards News In what is sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY moment, the Recording Academy will honor the disco-pop icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishmentsRachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Jan 31, 2019 – 6:37 am The Recording Academy has announced a very special performance by Diana Ross during this year’s 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards. In what is sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY moment, the Recording Academy will honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments. We’re thrilled to announce a very special #GRAMMYs performance by @DianaRoss! We will be honoring her landmark career and contributions to music with a special 75th Diamond Diana birthday performance.— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 31, 2019One of the most influential artists and greatest entertainers of all time, Ms. Ross has without a doubt made a profound impact in the world of music. Considered a trailblazer in entertainment, she was the leader of the most successful female group of all time and launched a timeless global solo career resulting in milestone chart successes and accolades, film soundtracks, and live concert box office records around the world.Her journey to date includes charting an astounding 42 No.1 songs, 91 singles, and 59 albums, and she has amassed more than 100 million sales and streams with her historic recordings.In 2012, Ms. Ross was recognized by the Recording Academy as the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.Previously announced 61st GRAMMY Awards performers include GRAMMY winners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Post Malone, plus multi-GRAMMY nominee Brandi Carlile, past GRAMMY nominee Miley Cyrus, and current multi-GRAMMY nominee H.E.R. You can also expect performances from current nominees Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves.Hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe & More To Perform At The 2019 GRAMMYsRead more Email Diana Ross Is Set To Perform At The 2019 GRAMMYs diana-ross-set-perform-2019-grammy-awardslast_img read more

Bengaluru startup Niramai to develop AIbased tool to detect river blindness disease

first_imgBengaluru-based deep-tech start-up Niramai announced to develop cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based software tool to help doctors detect river blindness early.River blindness aka Onchocerciasis is dangerous and yet most neglected tropical skin disease in the world. It is caused by a parasitic filarial worm, Onchocerca volvulus, which is usually hosted by the blackflies ( Simulium damnosum ) which breed in fast-flowing rivers. When human get bitten by the black flies, the tiny parasite gets transmitted to the body and mostly settle in nodules beneath the skin and in some instances go deep inside the muscles of the infected person. If not treated, it can stay there for up to 15 years and in worst cases, the larvae of the parasite can migrate into the eye and cause blindness. Adult Black Fly (Simulium yahense) with (Onchocerca volvulus) emerging from the insect’s antenna. The parasite is responsible for the disease known as en:River Blindness in Africa. Sample was chemically fixed and critical point dried, then observed using conventional scanning electron microscopy.Wikimedia Commons (screen-grab)Understanding the severity of the disease, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Niramai to develop technology to detect River Blindness disease early so that patients get timely medication before they develop vision disability.The company will be using its in-house innovative AI-based Thermalytix technique, a non-invasive detection method to help assess the efficacy of new drugs being developed to control the disease by killing the adult worms, potentially accelerating the elimination of river blindness, which has today infects close to 17 million people in Africa.”Onchocerciasis, more commonly known as river blindness, is the world’s second leading infectious cause of blindness. NIRAMAI technology can be a valuable tool to detect infectious live worms in a non-invasive way and help with the global effort to eliminate this very disabling disease.” About half a million people are blind or visually impaired due to the disease which is caused by a parasitic worm living under the skin in humans, spread by black fly bites. In addition to blinding, onchocerciasis is a chronic systemic disease capable of causing extensive and disfiguring skin disease, chronic itching, musculoskeletal complaints, weight loss, alteration in host immune responses and possibly epilepsy and growth impairment. Onchocerciasis can have a considerable impact on social relationships in poorest communities. Therefore, its control and elimination have been a high priority,” Professor Dr Christopher L King from The Centre for Global Health and Diseases, Cleveland, who is collaborating with Niramai said in a statement. (Left-Right) Nidhi Mathur and Dr Geetha Manjunath, co-founders of Bengaluru’s deep-tech start-up firm, Niramai.Press KitIt can be noted that Thermalytix technique combines thermal imaging with artificial intelligence which is already under use to detect early-stage breast cancer in many hospitals today.Niramai is a startup offering a radiation-free, non-invasive, non-touch, breast cancer screening solution. It was co-founded by Dr Geetha Manjunath and Nidhi Mathur in 2016. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:56Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:54?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Nasa discovers eighth planet in an alien solar system with help of Googles AI technologylast_img read more

PM leaves New York for home

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA on 27 September. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left New York Saturday evening for London en route home wrapping up her weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).A British Airways flight carrying the premier and her entourage members departed from John F Kennedy International Airport for London at 7:30pm local time (BDST 6.20am on Sunday), reports BSS.Bangladesh ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh ambassador and permanent representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the premier off at the airport.The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in London at 7:45am local time.After making an over 10-hour stopover in the British capital, the prime minister will leave London for home at 6:20pm local time (BDST 11.20pm tonight) by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.The flight is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 9:25am (BDST) on Monday.The prime minister addressed the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York on 27 September and had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the same day.On the sidelines of the UNGA, she held bilateral meetings with Dutch Queen Maxima and Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid, while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on her.The Bangladesh premier attended a Welcome Reception hosted by US president Donald Trump.On the sidelines of the UNGA, she joined a number of high-level events onRohingya crisis, cyber security, peacekeeping, women empowerment, girl education and world drug problem.Sheikh Hasina joined a luncheon and roundtable arranged by the US Chamber of Commerce.During the UNGA, the prime minister received two international awards. The awards are ‘International Achievement Award’ of Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency, and ‘Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’ of Global Hope Coalition, a network of three not-for-profit foundations based in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong.She also attended a civic reception accorded to her by expatriates Bangladeshis living in the USA and addressed a press conference about the outcome of her participation in the 73rd UNGA.last_img read more

Possible PreRelease Of Water From Lake Houston Due To Potential Heavy Rains

first_img Share The City of Houston’s Public Works Department said there could be a pre-release of water to lower Lake Houston in anticipation of heavy rainfall forecast by the National Weather Service for Friday.The Public Works Department said property owners should secure property along the shoreline for a potential lowering of Lake Houston up to 18 inches before the end of Wednesday.National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rainfall in Southeast Texas on Friday night due to a strong storm system that formed in the California coast on Tuesday morning.The NWS forecasts rain chances will increase starting Friday morning. Friday afternoon through Saturday morning is the period when the heaviest rainfall is expected peaking Friday night. A flash flood watch is likely to be in effect for that time period.last_img read more

Roots of Scouting Celebrates 35 Years of Promoting Black Community Progress

first_imgLeo Burroughs, founder and president of Roots of Scouting, Inc., addresses the crowd at their recent 35th Anniversary African Heritage Awards Luncheon. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)Roots of Scouting, Inc., an organization of Baltimore-area Boy Scout troops which seeks to develop leaders in the African-American community, recently marked its 35th anniversary at an awards luncheon.The organization honored those who have served the African American community, and celebrated the importance of developing institutions controlled and operated by Black people.“The honorees are a combination of youth and adults who’ve distinguished themselves in service to the African American community in a very special way,” Leo Burroughs, the group’s founder and president, said at the Feb. 28 awards luncheon.Among the honorees was the late Camilla Marie Jordan Parham, who spent her life serving the Baltimore community as a teacher as well as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.“[Parham] was such a tremendous great light, and so warm in spirit that she has influenced my life positively,” said Burroughs.Roots of Scouting was founded 35 years ago to deliver programming similar to that of the Boy Scouts—of which Burroughs is a member and serves as a troop scoutmaster—but which would be controlled by, and focused on the needs of, Black people.“We needed another vehicle by which we could tailor-make and design programs and activities that are uniquely designed to fit the needs of African people in a special way,” said Burroughs.The 35th anniversary luncheon recognized six honorees in all, including Jabari Gilliam, a Boy Scout who saved two young boys from drowning at a community pool in the summer of 2012.At the luncheon, Mike Walton of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America encouraged those present to continue to support efforts like those of Roots of Scouting.“We need more positive, Black faces to be among all of the faces in Scouting,” said Walton.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Indias Jio to Absorb Music Streamer Saavn

first_img Popular on Variety Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has integrated global music OTT platform Saavn with its own digital music service JioMusic. The combined entity is valued at some $1 billion.Reliance is acquiring a partial stake from the existing shareholders of Saavn, including Tiger Global Management, Liberty Media and Bertelsmann, for $104 million. In addition, Reliance will invest $100 million in Saavn’s expansion.Saavn co-founders Rishi Malhotra, Paramdeep Singh and Vinodh Bhat will continue to lead the company.“The investment and combination of our music assets with Saavn underlines our commitment to further boost the digital ecosystem and provide unlimited digital entertainment services to consumers over a strong uninterrupted network,” said Akash Ambani, director, Reliance Jio. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img The deal marks Reliance Industries’ inexorable expansion in the Indian entertainment space. It owns a controlling stake in broadcaster and studio Viacom 18, a 5% stake in Bollywood studio Eros International and 25% of content creator Balaji Telefilms. The company’s Jio mobile telephony service has 168 million subscribers with access to low cost Internet, a market base for Reliance’s upcoming content bouquet.last_img read more

How to Run Business Software Between Macs and PCs

first_imgDecember 2, 2011 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The age-old debate has been Mac versus PC but, increasingly, small business owners must think Mac and PC.With Apple machines gaining ground on market-dominating PC business computers, more workplaces are powered by a combination of both platforms. That means business owners need to ensure that their software, documents and files can be used in-house and by clients — no matter which operating system they are created on.In our experience, we have found two main areas where small businesses may encounter problems between Macs and PCs: Microsoft Office programs not available on Macs and rich media files.So what’s the best way for businesses to get things done across both operating systems? While there is no easy answer, the good news is that if your business has made the jump to Apple, there are a variety of built-in and out-of-the-box software tools that can make your Mac more PC-compatible.Here are several options to consider:”Dual boot” your Mac. Start by installing a copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 on your Intel-based Mac. That allows you to effectively turn your Mac into a PC whenever it suits you, using Apple’s Boot Camp software that comes built into recent versions of Mac OS X starting with Snow Leopard (v 10.6). Windows XP and Vista are supported in Leopard OS (v 10.5).On your login screen, choose between operating systems. Boot Camp will let you run Windows apps at roughly the same pace as Mac OS X tools.Related: How to Protect Your Business’s Mobile DevicesThe downside is that you’ll need to install the appropriate Boot Camp drivers and devote a sizable chunk of your hard drive to the Windows software. Apple recommends a minimum of 10 GB for Windows XP and 20 GB for the 64-bit version of Windows 7.What’s more, installing Windows is a fairly complex, time-consuming process that requires working through a lengthy instruction manual. In order to run Windows, you must to do a cold restart of your Mac, which can take several minutes per restart as programs shut down and then reboot. This can be especially frustrating when switching back and forth between Mac and Windows environments.Advanced tactics: Install a virtual desktop. There is a way around the dual boot hassle. Personal desktop virtualization software lets you run Mac and Windows programs side-by-side. We liked Parallels Desktop for Mac, an $80 downloadable application that lets you manage the Windows side of your Mac from a separate window.Windows still needs to be installed on your Mac via Boot Camp, but Parallels tears down the computing wall that separates your hybrid system.Related: Is Technology Killing Your Productivity?We found that the variety of viewing modes within Parallels made the experience nearly seamless. For example, Parallel’s Coherence mode hides the Windows desktop as it runs in the background, and the Windows apps appear in easy-to-access places on your Mac.One caveat: Windows apps are significantly more sluggish when running on Parallels than when separately booted on your Mac. If speed is what you need, Parallels is not a good option.For larger multi-platform businesses, create a network of virtual desktops. While Boot Camp and Parallels offer solutions for individual users, they can’t provide multi-platform computing for a group of workers. Instead, you’ll need a group virtual desktop provider such as Redwood City, Calif.-based MokaFive. Such a vendor will replace individual PC-on-Mac installation with a series of virtual desktops that can be managed remotely via the local network.Related: An Inside Look at Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365MokaFive offers a reasonable 30-day free trial but overall costs can vary depending on the number seats you need to provision, the amount of Macs you own or have to buy and the software to install.But keep in mind that MokaFive involves a significant information technology investment over single computer installations and also a clear company-wide understanding of running complex software on multiple computers. Multiple virtual desktops are usually suited for larger companies.Bottom line.Without question, these cross-platform tools can be useful for occasional use of PC-based programs on Apple equipment. But keep in mind that the cost in time, equipment, software and training won’t be trivial. Unfortunately, the frustrating, bipolar Mac-PC relationship still remains somewhat polarized. Register Now »last_img read more

PREVIEW Ipswich v Fulham

first_imgThe new Championship season started with a 1-1 draw last night between Blackburn and Cardiff.Despite going in front, Cardiff failed to secure all three points but the draw was good news for the column and gave us a profit of 9 points on Star Sports.Tonight we’ll find out how Fulham cope with life back in the Championship in their game against Ipswich which is live on SKY at 5.15pm.Ipswich v Fulham Championship 5.15pm LIVE SKYHEAD TO HEAD (Max 10)Jan 2002 Premiership Ipswich 1-0 FulhamOct 2001 Premiership Fulham 1-1 IpswichMar 2000 Football League Div 1 Ipswich 1-0 FulhamDec 1999 Football League Div 1 Fulham 0-0 IpswichSep 1996 English League Cup Ipswich 4-2 FulhamSep 1996 English League Cup Fulham 1-1 IpswichJan 1974 English League Cup Ipswich 2-1 FulhamJan 1974 English League Cup Fulham 2-2 IpswichDec 1963 English Div 1 (old) Ipswich 4-2 FulhamDec 1963 English Div 1 (old) Fulham 10-1 IpswichAlways interesting looking back on head to head records. Just look at the one bottom of the list. Fulham 10 – Ipswich 1.Fulham are certainly not the best side away from home and it will be interesting to see how they cope back in the Championship.Certainly, their supporters will have high hopes that Ross McCormack, who scored 28 goals in the Championship last season, will help them make a strong start and start contributing to the astronomical £11 million he exchanged hands for.Fulham conceded 85 league goals last season – the most in the Premier League, and hopefully in terms of my bet (overs) they will leak a few today.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK OVER 2.5 GOALS for 8 points at around 11/10 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 47.37 POINTS (golf bets still outstanding)What’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more