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Infosys Opens New Technology and Innovation Hub in North Carolina, U.S.

first_imgIndia’s leading tech company Infosys has set up a new technology and innovation hub in Raleigh, North Carolina.The hub, inaugurated on Aug. 22, will help the firm work more closely with clients in the region to develop cross-functional solutions to business challenges in areas such as as machine learning, artificial intelligence, user experience and advanced digital technologies, including big data and cloud, Infosys said in a statement.The new center will train, upskill and reskill employees of Infosys and its clients as per the requirements of the new age digital technology.The Bengaluru-based firm has hired more than 4,700 Americans since Spring 2017, including nearly 500 in North Carolina, as part of its campaign to hire 10,000 Americans and accelerate the pace of innovation for American industry.The new facility is located at 7751 Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh.“Supported by academic institutions in North Carolina and around the country, the hub allows us to co-locate, co-innovate and co-create alongside our clients and build on our passion for creating the next generation of top U.S. technology talent through world-class education and training,” Infosys CEO Salil Parekh stated. “We are delighted to establish our presence here in North Carolina, which is already home to a highly skilled technology workforce and strong higher education ecosystem and thank Governor Roy Cooper for his support.”Cooper welcomed the project, saying, “I am pleased to join Infosys today at the grand opening of their Raleigh Technology and Innovation Hub.” He added that just over a year ago the firm committed to creating 2,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs in the Tar Heel State. “The company is making strong progress towards that hiring target and, perhaps even more importantly, Infosys’ commitment to workforce development is helping to create new expertise in North Carolina and prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future,” Cooper said.According to Infosys President Ravi Kumar, the technology and innovation hub can be seen as a major stepping stone for the firm in North Carolina. The company’s continuous investment and involvement in the state has helped enhance its business in financial services, life sciences, clean technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. “We have formed strong partnerships with the state’s economic development team, which has supported our efforts to build this Hub and recruit and train the workforce of the future. Our partnerships with institutions of higher education have already helped to create a pipeline of talent for us from top universities and community colleges,” Kumar said.Infosys has partnered with academic institutions in the state, such as the North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina State University and others, to provide a platform for young graduates and experienced professionals to explore recent findings in technology.Infosys also said that the learning facility expands with the help of Infosys Foundation USA. In North Carolina, the foundation has provided multiple grants for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools. These grants have reached 3,938 students, 102 teachers and 94 schools across the state so far.In June this year, Infosys CEO Salil Parekh said that the firm is looking at hiring fresh graduates in the United States to boost its profit margins. Earlier this year, the tech company announced that it would train and hire 3,000 American workers at its United States Education Center in Indianapolis by 2023, according to a filing made by the company with the Bombay Stock Exchange. Related ItemsInfosysnorth carolinalast_img read more

Curbs to be eased gradually from Friday, says J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam

first_imgJ&K curbs: we would like to give it a little time, says CJI On Friday, the twelfth day of restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, the State administration announced that it is planning to ease the curbs gradually after Friday prayers.Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, in a brief interaction with journalists in Srinagar, said government offices had started functioning from Friday and travel restrictions had been removed from most places.Also Read  “Twelve of 25 districts [in the region] are functioning normally. There are restrictions only in five districts,” he said, adding that they would be gradually removed in the coming days.BSNL is working on restoring landline connections. Mobile and Internet connectivity will, however, continue to be suspended keeping in view possible terror threats and misinformation from Pakistan.Crediting the people and the security forces for maintaining peace in the region, Mr. Subramaniam rubbished reports of violence in the Valley. “There has been no single loss of life nor serious injuries… The credit for this goes to the people of the State and the security agencies. We all know what happened in 2008, 2016 and 2018,” he said.The administration is also considering reopening schools in a phased manner. “It will be opened after the weekend area-wise,” he said. Restriction of movements will also be removed in the next few days.Mr. Subramaniam also said the preventive detentions were being continuously reviewed, without elaborating on when the leaders would be released.last_img read more

Spoilt for choice

first_imgAt a random count, at least three more restaurants open daily in Chandigarh-a delight for foodies who are now spoilt for choices. A rundown onsome outlets to help you the best. The Lobby-Chandigarh Ashok Sco-42, Sector-26 Madhyamarg, Chandigarh With a dream to acquaint the city with an international style of,At a random count, at least three more restaurants open daily in Chandigarh-a delight for foodies who are now spoilt for choices. A rundown onsome outlets to help you the best.The Lobby-Chandigarh Ashok Sco-42, Sector-26 Madhyamarg, ChandigarhWith a dream to acquaint the city with an international style of dining, Ashish Manchanda 30, introduced ‘The Lobby’ in Sector 26, three months ago-place with well-designed decor, delectable Indian,European, and continental food, intuitive service and fabulous music.”Whether it’s about food, beverage, business or pleasure ‘The Lobby’ proves to be a perfect gathering spot that brings people together,” says Manchanda, the Managing Director who is an MBA from Johnson and Wales University, UK and has worked with various big hospitality names-one of them being Marriott Boston. Presenting a flexible menu, the restaurant caters to all kinds of needs-from a quick appetiser to a complete dinner. Divided into three segments-the Executive Dining, Bar & Lounge and Family & Dining, ‘The Lobby’ presents its guests with several options for dining. The thriving dancing area heats up when celeb DJ’s like, DJ Andrea Bertolini (from Italy), spin crazy tunes to make you groove through the night. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then the retro nights every Thursday evening certainly will. You can also watch all the popular sporting events with your buddies on the giant screen with your favorite glass of beer and cocktails. Raising a toast to a fabulous night. Cheers!Sofrito- (Mediterranean Food Restaurant)SCO 143-144, Sector 9-C, Madhya Marg, ChandigarhA great place to sit back and relax with your favorite drink, Sofrito that opened recently in Sector 9 is clearly living up to its name which quite literally means a culinary combination of aromatic ingredients. And they sure do arrest your senses the minute you enter the restaurant. A special feature of the restaurant is the open kitchen, where the customers can easily chat with the chefs to know more about the history and dietary benefits of the menu items before placing the orders. You can unwind after a hard days work at the well stocked bar at the end of the kitchen that offers all classic mocktails, along with Mediterranean breezers, vodkas, tequillas etc. That’s not all. You can also choose from a variety of yogurt based smoothies and lemon & mint revitalisers. All in all the place wont let you down. Whether its a party or a quick lunch or dinner break, dont miss to eat your slice of health at Sofrito.Spice Cafe Lobby-Restaurant, Bar & LoungeNH – 21,Delhi – Chandigarh Highway near Chandigarh Airport , ZirakpurOne-and-a-half kilometers from Chandigarh International Airport, The Ashok recently rolled out its luxury restaurant called ‘Spice cafe’. Sleek and elegant, the place presents an elaborate ‘panAsian’ menu delivering some real mouth-watering dishes. From in-house specialities like Saigon fried rice to Chinese Gold dust fish, the choice is extensive. The interior is a sophisticated mix of creams and browns, split between the restaurant & a chic bar &grill. The restaurant spots a large screen and a guest interactive kitchen. With a separate tea and coffee lounge that seats around 23 people, the restaurant has people buzzing in and out of the place round the clock. The bar decor with plushy upholstered furnishings and fabrics gives the place lively and elegant seating. “The bar is not functional yet, but once we do acquire the liquor license we have no doubts that The Spice Cafe is going to be the perfect place to meet and catch up with friends over a drink ,” says Manendra Singh, the General Manager, at Ashok. The service at Spice Cafe is eager & full of smiles, and meals proceed at a leisurely pace so just sit back and soak in the experience.The Lobby Meal for two: Around Rs. 1500.Bar: YesDancing Space: YesDJ: Jonqui & Andrea BertoliniSpeciality: Indian, European and Continental FoodFavorite Orders: Palak Patte ki Chaat, Lahsun Hari Mirch Murg Tikka, Gosht Rizalla, Murg Burrani, and), Khumbh Makai ke Kofte.SofritoMeal for two: Rs. 800-Rs. 1000.Bar: YesDancing Space: No, (coming up soon)Celebs: Sukhbir Singh Badal (Punjab’s puty M)Speciality: Mediterranean FoodFavorite Orders: Spanish Tapas, Shish Taou, Paella,and Risottos.Spice CafeMeal for two: Rs. 1200- Rs. 1400.Bar: Not functional yet but opening shorty by the name of Deal bar & grillsDancing Space: YesSpeciality: Indian, Pan-asianFavorite Orders: Chinese Gold dust fish and Saigon fried rice.advertisementlast_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane reminds me of Sachin Tendulkar, says Steve Waugh

first_imgFormer Australian captain Steve Waugh on Sunday said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar and his “compact technique” would fetch him a lot of runs for India.Waugh said Rahane has modelled himself on iconic batsman Tendulkar. “I like Rahane and he is a quality player. He reminds me quite a bit of Tendulkar. He does not have a very big back swing. He obviously has modeled himself a bit on Tendulkar,” Waugh said,.”(Virat) Kohli is a world class player, one of the best. But, I also like Rahane’s technique. He has a very compact technique, has shots all around the ground and has a good temperament. I like him as a player and is going to score a lot of runs for India,” said Waugh.Also read: Kohli and I share words, but nothing is taken to heart – Ashwin Asked about Kohli’s captaincy, Waugh said the Delhi batsman was on right track as a skipper after he led India to a historic away Test series win in Sri Lanka.”Obviously, to come back from one-nil down and winning a series in Sri Lanka is a major achievement. So definitely he is on the right track,” he said. “He (Kohli) obviously has led the side well, and it is not easy to do that in an away series. So, as a captain he has got all the players going in one direction which is important. They believe in his captaincy,” Waugh added.On South Africa picking three spinners for the upcoming India Test series, Waugh said picking more slow bowlers would not guarantee success as Indians are very good players of spin and it’s hard to win in India. “They – South Africa – have picked three spinners, but that does not guarantee them success. Indian side have very good players of spin and it is very hard to win in India,” Waugh said.advertisementAlso read: Kohli refuses to comment on Ishant’s aggression South Africa have named three specialist spinners, including Imran Tahir, in their Test squad for the four-match Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series. beginning next month.”South Africa have picked a smart side – perfectly tailor-made for Indian conditions as they believe pitches are going to turn here,” Waugh said. Asked about the chances for South Africa to win the upcoming series, Waugh said, “They have won before in India. They have very good reverse swing bowlers,” he said.last_img read more

ATP Finals: Roger Federer Eyes Novak Djokovic after Rebounding against Matteo Berrettini

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atpATP FinalsATP Tour Finalsdominic thiem First Published: November 13, 2019, 3:06 PM IST London: Novak Djokovic suffered defeat in a thriller against an inspired Dominic Thiem at the ATP Finals on Tuesday and now faces a showdown with great rival Roger Federer to decide who will reach the last four at the season-ender.Swiss Federer shrugged of defeat by Austria’s Thiem in his opening group match to comfortably beat Italian Matteo Berrettini 7-6(2) 6-3 in the day’s opening singles. But the real drama at The O2 arena came later when Thiem beat Djokovic 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) in the standout match of the tournament so far.World number five Thiem blazed 50 winners in a sensational display of aggressive hitting to claim his second group win and seal his first semi-final in his fourth appearance.Whatever his result against the already-eliminated Berrettini the Austrian will progress, but only victory will do for Djokovic and Federer as they clash for the 49th time and first since Djokovic won an epic Wimbledon final in July.While Federer is trying to avoid only his second group stage exit in 17 appearances at the year-ending showpiece, the stakes will be even higher for Djokovic.Defeat would not only halt his bid to equal Federer’s six titles but would also mean he cannot end the year ranked number one. Djokovic must reach at least the final to overhaul Rafael Nadal and equal Pete Sampras’s feat of finishing a year ranked number one on six occasions.BREAKING POINTHe will have to recover quickly after being stretched to breaking point by Thiem in a match lasting nearly three hours.”We go head to head with Roger. Winner goes to semis. Loser doesn’t qualify. As simple as that,” Djokovic, who led 4-1 in the final-set tiebreaker against Thiem, told reporters.Thiem responded to losing a high-quality opening set in stunning fashion, ripping winners all over the blue court to take the second set and move a break ahead in the decider.Few players know how to weather a storm quite like Djokovic though and when he broke back and had Thiem serving at 4-5, 30-30 it seemed he was closing in on victory.He thought he had reached match point when Thiem’s rasping forehand winner was called out but the Austrian challenged and Hawkeye ruled the ball had shaved the line.Thiem broke in the next game but again Djokovic hit back to drag the match into a tiebreak.Djokovic led 4-1 but Thiem would not be denied and reeled off five points in a row to give himself two match points.Thiem thought he had served an ace at 6-4 but it was called out and this time his Hawkeye challenge was unsuccessful.However, the Austrian made sure at the second time of asking as a weary Djokovic netted.COURAGEOUS TENNISGenerous in defeat, Djokovic said: “I thought he deserved to win. He just played very courageous tennis and was just smacking the ball. He went for broke.”It was amazing. I have played him before. I know his game. But what he did tonight was just out of ordinary.”The 26-year-old Thiem is the first Austrian to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.Federer was pushed hard by Berrettini in the first set as the Italian powerhouse showed the kind of form that has propelled him into the world’s top 10.But once Federer changed gear to claim 10 of 11 points to breeze through the first set tiebreak and break to love at the start of the second his 58th victory at the tournament was never in doubt. The 38-year-old’s thoughts then turned to Djokovic.”We’ll find out, but I think it’s all flushed away from my side,” the 20-time Grand Slam winner said when asked if the memory of his Wimbledon loss to Djokovic was still bitter.”I think we both can take away some confidence from the match. Him obviously a lot. Me maybe a tad bit less.”But at the end of the day, I didn’t hope I was never going to play him again. Actually, it’s good for me to play him again, and maybe that all helps to get a chance to get him back or whatever it is. Personally, excited to play Novak on Thursday.” last_img read more

UEFA Champions League – Content

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementReal Madrid vs AS RomaWatch Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD at 12.30 am – 20th September 2018Real Madrid are ready to begin their charge towards a fourth successive Champions League trophyNow that Zinedine Zidane has moved on, Real Madrid face the prospect of a new season in the Champions League under a new and relatively untested coach, Julen Lopetegui. He has only coached 16 games in the Champions League, and made it as far as the quarter finals onceLos Blancos will also be without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo who holds the record for most goals in a single group game.The Giallorossi have lost on four of their last five trips to Spain, the exception a 4-0 success at Villarreal in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League round of 32 in which Edin Džeko scored a hat-trick.Valencia vs JuventusWatch Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 1 HD at 12.30 am – 20th September 2018Valencia mark their group stage return after three years with a home game against JuventusThis will the first time Valencia and Juventus face each other in UEFA competition.Both teams come into this competition with contradicting form in their domestic leagues. Juventus have won all their 4 league games this season while Valencia are yet to open their account in LaLiga.Juventus have won last 3 away games in this competition with their last win against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu being the most dramatic.Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have played in nine European Cup finals – losing a record seven, including all of their last five but with the acquisition of Ronaldo, Juventus will look to go the extra mile and win the Champions League.last_img read more

Asia Cup: Injury concerns haunt India, Parthiv Patel likely to play against Sri Lanka

first_imgInjuries to key players Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are giving them the jitters but India would still be firm favourites when they take on a depleted and struggling Sri Lanka in their penultimate league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, here tomorrow.Despite injuries, India have the edge against the island nation, whom they beat 2-1 in a recent home series. The reason being a possible injury to Lankan captain and primary strike bowler Lasith Malinga, whose knee problem has again flared up and has put his further participation in the tournament in doubt. “I don’t know if Lasith will be available in the next two games as it is a fitness related issue. His injury has again flared up,” stand-in captain Angelo Mathews said after their loss against Bangladesh. (‘Kohli vs Amir will replace Tendulkar vs Akhtar’) More than the challenge posed by defending World T20 champions, the Indian team will like to set their house in order as far injuries are concerned.Skipper Dhoni is playing through pain due to the back spasms, which has prevented him from taking part in most of the training sessions. If that wasn’t enough, Shikhar Dhawan was ruled unfit before the last game against Pakistan, reportedly with a niggle in his left ankle. (Pakistan’s pace battery the best in the world, says Azhar Mahmood)There is speculation that considering Dhawan’s questionable technique in conditions where the ball bounces as well as there is seam and swing, the team management found Ajinkya Rahane more reliable at the top of the order. (Virat Kohli congratulates Mohammad Amir after scripting Indian victory over Pakistan)advertisementThe latest blow has been Rohit Sharma getting hit on the left toe by a crushing yorker from Mohammad Amir in the game against Pakistan. According to information, a precautionary X-ray has been done and luckily no fracture has been detected.However, with both openers being injured, it does put a question-mark on the playing XI, which has been more or less same in the last eight T20 games.For the record, India have won seven out of the eight games they have played this year.After the Pakistan game, the possibility of a new opening combination cannot be totally ruled out. It could well be Parthiv Patel walking alongside Rahane, in case both Rohit and Dhawan are ruled out of the Lanka tie.last_img read more

ST: 6-axis inertial module extends ultra-low-power MEMS sensor offering

first_imgThe ISM330DLC six-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) extends STMicroelectronics’ family of ultra-low power MEMS sensors for industrial applications, which combine high accuracy and robustness with long-term availability assured by ST’s 10-year longevity program.Containing a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope with user-selectable full-scale up to ±16g and ±2000dps respectively, the ISM330DLC provides high measurement resolution and smart energy-saving features to enable long-lasting battery-powered industrial devices. Ideal for applications such as industrial IoT systems, robots, drones, platform stabilizers, and telematics, its wide accelerometer bandwidth up to 3kHz also allows use in vibration-monitoring and compensation systems.The ISM330DLC consumes just 0.5mA in normal combination mode and 0.75mA in high-performance mode. In addition, with a large integrated FIFO that lets the host system retrieve data efficiently, as well as smart features and interrupts including tilt detection, free-fall, wakeup, 6D/4D orientation, click, and double-click, the ISM330DLC enables power-conscious application design to achieve additional energy savings. There is also a sensor-hub feature for efficiently collecting data from additional external sensors.Extensive industrial-grade design features are built-in, including a dedicated configurable low-latency signal-processing path, low noise, and filtering optimized to ensure closed-loop control stability. The signal path can be independently configured to make gyroscope or accelerometer data available through an auxiliary SPI interface. As a richly featured device architected for high accuracy, stability, and reliability, the ISM330DLC also contains a temperature sensor and built-in self-test both for the gyroscope and accelerometer. The ISM330DLC is in production now, as a 2.5 x 3 x 0.83mm plastic LGA system-in-package.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Socionext: successful premiere at electronica 2018Next RTI: AUTOSAR Adaptive 18-10 features full network binding of DDS standardlast_img read more

IPL Auctions 2019: Can MI’s old war horses, Malinga and Yuvraj come good?

first_imgTwo of Mumbai Indians (MI) picks at IPL auctions have been the short format’s biggest draws. Lasith Malinga and Yuvraj Singh, both not the same player they once were, did not find any takers on the auction table until MI reposed faith and picked them at base prize of 2 and 1 crore rupees each.Yuvraj, a double World Cup winner has seen enough highs and benefited from too many IPL riches to be flustered by his modest IPL earnings this year.The 37 year old would be happy to get an opportunity to work under Rohit Sharma’s captainship, both having been close friends in the Indian dressing room. The sixer king’s last IPL with Kings X1 Punjab was the most forgettable getting to play in merely 8 games in which he could garner only 73 runs at an unimpressive strike rate of 89. MI would hope Yuvraj can find some form and add depth to the middle order to allow captain Rohit Sharma move back to his preferred opening slot.Backing Yuvraj to come good was Star Sports expert and recently retired Gautam Gambhir. “He might not be able to do what he used to earlier or to perform the same way, but on a good day, Yuvraj can singlehandedly win matches for his team,” he said.Yuvraj and Malinga’s have been the most contrasting IPL careers. Malinga has played all his IPL years for Mumbai Indians. While Yuvraj has been the ultimate IPL journeyman having played for five other teams from Kings X1 Punjab twice, Pune Warriors, RCB, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad and now MI.advertisement Yuvraj hasn’t given up on 2019 World Cup ambitions but his inclusion at the moment looks a long shot. But for Malinga, the upcoming World Cup looks very probable. Recently re-appointed Sri Lanka skipper for the limited overs games against New Zealand, the 35 year old has rediscovered form and rhythm. Earlier plagued by fitness concerns, Malinga played the role of a bowling mentor for MI last year.Former MI mentor and Star Sports expert Anil Kumble sees utility in Malinga’s choice. “At some point Mumbai Indians will look to rest Jasprit Bumrah and at that point, they will need the experience of Lasith Malinga and he could probably be in the starting line up,” he observed.The odds of Yuvraj and Malinga vying for orange and purple caps next season are remote but if the match winning duo can turn a few games around, they would easily prove to be more than value for money for MI franchise.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh joins Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma welcomes Yuvi to City of HeroicsAlso Read | IPL 2019 Auction: Didn’t expect to get Yuvraj for Rs 1 crore, says MI owner Akash Ambanilast_img read more

Vertonghen: Spurs can definitely close gap on Man City

first_imgPremier League Vertonghen: Spurs can definitely close the gap on Man City Goal 21:44 12/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jan Vertonghen Tottenham FA Cup Getty Images Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur Burnley The Belgium international centre-back says that his side are “stronger” than they were last term but have not done themselves justice Jan Vertonghen is sure that Tottenham can close the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City.Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently lie seventh in the standings, 21 points behind leaders Manchester City and suffered a 4-1 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men last weekend.Indeed, Spurs are closer to bottom side Crystal Palace in terms of points, but the Belgium international has set his side the target of making up ground to the side in first.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We could and should have been closer and I think we can reduce the gap definitely,” the 30-year-old defender told ESPN. “There’s a bit of frustration. Not just for us – for other teams as well probably. The gap reflects the strength of City but I don’t think it reflects our strength.“I still think we’re stronger than last year. We just have to get that run going, hopefully around Christmas.“Obviously we lost 4-1 and City played very well but we can – and will – do a lot better in the next couple of games. We’ve got a lot of guys coming back from injuries – there’s still a couple out of course – but I think we’re looking very good at the moment.“A bit of luck is missing this year, but only Kyle Walker left us from that team [last season] and I see no reason we can’t do the same again.”Spurs travel to Burnley on December 23 then host Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day before New Year fixtures against Swansea and West Ham within the space of 48 hours on January 2 and 4 respectively.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea recall Baker from Leeds loan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea recall Baker from Leeds loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have terminated Lewis Baker’s loan at Leeds United.Sky Sports suggests that Baker will be back at the Blues, after playing 14 games in all competitions for the Championship promotion hopefuls.Baker only started two league games for Leeds, while he was substituted at half time in both those games.It is unclear if the Blues want him to stay with the squad for the rest of the season or go on loan to another team.The 23-year-old signed a five year deal with the Blues in August 2017. last_img read more

Nebraska Has Finished Paying Former Coach Bo Pelini

first_imgBo Pelini wearing a headset on the sideline,PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Bo Pelini of the Youngstown State Penguins looks on in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game at Heinz Field on September 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)It’s been several years since the Nebraska Cornhuskers divorced themselves from former head coach Bo Pelini. Thanks to his buyout, the school was forced to pay a lot of money for breaking its contract with him at the end of 2014.Per a statement from the Nebraska athletic department on Wednesday, the achool has made the final severance payment to Pelini after the firing. The payment was for $128,009, bringing the grand total of severance pay to $6.54 million over four years, per the Omaha World-Herald.In seven seasons at Nebraska, Pelini led the Huskers to four division titles: Three Big 12 North titles and one Big Ten Legends title. He went 67-27 overall, and was 3-3 in bowl games.Pelini was fired at the end of the 2014 regular season after losing two of his last three games. Barney Cotton served as interim coach for the Huskers’ trip to the Holiday Bowl.He landed on his feet very quickly though.Just days after being fired by Nebraska, Pelini was hired as head coach of Youngstown State, where he quickly turned the team around.After going 5-6 in 2015, Pelini led the Penguins to the FCS Championship Game in 2015, losing to James Madison but finishing No. 2 in the FCS postseason polls.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Prices, tech specs compared

first_img2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Prices, tech specs comparedThe 2019 Ford Figo facelift has been introduced with a host of upgrades, both in terms of design and specifications. That the all-new Figo is going to take on two established players in the form of Swift and Grand i10 is in itself an arduous task.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 13:50 IST The 2019 Ford Figo facelift is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Sanand (Gujarat).HIGHLIGHTSThe 2019 Ford Figo facelift is available in three engine options — 1.2-L Ti-VCT, 1.5-L Ti-VCT and 1.5-L TDCi.The 1.5-L TDCi engine churns out 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque.The automatic variant of the all-new Figo is priced at Rs 8.09 lakh (ex-showroom, India).Ford launched the much-awaited 2019 Figo facelift on March 15 for a starting price of Rs 5.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new Ford Figo has been introduced in three trims — Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium Blu. While Figo is one of the most successful cars of the company in India, it is going to face a stiff competition from Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10.The 2019 Ford Figo facelift has been introduced with a host of upgrades, both in terms of design and specifications. That the all-new Figo is going to take on two established players in the form of Swift and Grand i10 is in itself an arduous task. But we will have to wait and see how the upgraded Figo fares against the other two opponents.In the meantime, we compare the prices and technical specifications of the 2019 Ford Figo facelift, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10, and see how the three cars stack up against each other.2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: PricesVariant2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Petrol MTRs 5.15 lakh-Rs 6.94 lakhRs 4.99 lakh-Rs 7.40 lakhRs 4.97 lakh-Rs 6.65 lakhPetrol ATRs 8.09 lakhRs 6.45 lakh-Rs 7.84 lakhRs 6.51 lakh-Rs 7.08 lakhDiesel MTRs 5.95 lakh-Rs 7.74 lakhRs 5.99 lakh-Rs 8.37 lakhRs 6.13 lakh-Rs 7.62 lakhDiesel ATN/ARs 7.42 lakh-Rs 8.84 lakhN/A(Note: The prices of 2019 Ford Figo facelift are in ex-showroom, India, while those of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 are in ex-showroom, Delhi.)2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Petrol engine2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Type1.2-L Ti-VCT/ 1.5-L Ti-VCT1.2-L VVT1.2l Kappa Dual VTVTDisplacement1,194 cc/1,497 cc1,197 cc1,197 ccMax power96 PS/ 123 PS82 PS83 PSMax torque120 Nm/ 150 Nm113 Nm114 NmTransmission (Manual)5-speed5-speed5-speedTransmission (Automatic)6-speed5-speed4-speedFuel efficiency20.4 kmpl (MT)/ 16.3 kmpl (AT)22.0 kmpl (MT/AT)19.77 kmpl (MT)/ 17.49 kmpl (AT)2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Diesel engine2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Type1.5-L TDCi1.3-L DDiS 1901.2-L U2 CRDiDisplacement1,498 cc1,248 cc1,186 ccMax power100 PS74 PS75 PSMax torque215 Nm190 Nm190 NmTransmission (Manual)5-speed5-speed5-speedTransmission (Automatic)N/A5-speedN/AFuel efficiency25.5 kmpl (MT)28.4 kmpl (MT/AT)24.95 kmpl (MT)2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Dimensions2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Overall length (mm)3,9413,8403,765Overall width (mm)1,7041,7351,660Overall height (mm)1,5251,5301,520Wheelbase (mm)2,4902,4502,425Fuel tank capacity (L)42 (P)/ 40 (D)3743advertisementALSO READ | Ford Figo facelift launched, here are all the features available with the updated hatchbackALSO READ | Yamaha MT-15: Price, features and everything else you need to know about the new sports naked bikeALSO READ | Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special and 2019 Street Glide Special launched in IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New car launchFollow 2019 car launchFollow 2019 facelift launchFollow New facelift launchFollow Car facelift launch Nextlast_img read more

Disabled boy bowls Wriddhiman Saha over with cricket skills. Internet hearts viral video

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 13:11 IST Boy with physical disability plays cricketRecently, cricketer, Wriddhiman Saha took to his official Twitter account to share a rather heart touching video.In the beginning, the video looks nothing special. A bunch of young boys playing gully cricket with wickets made out of cardboard.When you suddenly realise that the young boy who is bowling is physically disabled. His arms are not fully developed and stop right underneath the elbow. That doesn’t stop him from throwing a challenging ball to the one who is batting.Doesn’t stop him from playing cricket. Saha (@Wriddhipops) April 1, 2019Saha’s video that is captioned, ” Doesn’t stop him from playing cricket,” proves that cricket is not just a sport in India, it is a way of living.Wriddhiman Saha is an Indian International cricketer who has played Test matches for the Indian cricket team. He is also a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League.The video has already become an internet sensation and had already been retweeted 3,837 times at the time of filing. Twitterati cannot stop gushing over the spirit and determination of this young child.Salute to his spiritSanjay Khanna (@khannasanjay532) April 1, 2019He is getting love from Pakistan as well.Love from Pakistan kiddo!Yasir (@yasirj87) April 1, 2019This clip is giving happiness to so many.This clip is unbelievable, sheer happiness and passion to play the game he must love.John (@JB71984) April 1, 2019His passion is incomparable.You cannot stop him because he has passion, determination,grit and love for the game!!advertisementYash Srivastava (@YashSri53515712) April 1, 2019Come on Champion Entire India is with youjayant (@Jayantasengoptu) April 1, 2019Physical expression of positivity and self motivation. God bless the child for all his dreams come true. Great Respects to such an awesome child.Krithika Sivakumar (@KrithikaSivaku1) April 1, 2019ALSO SEE | Smriti Irani forces son to take picture with her. Calls it maa ka atyachaarALSO WATCH | Two cute lion cubs make adorable debut at Vladisovstok zooGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow CricketFollow physical disabilities Disabled boy bowls Wriddhiman Saha over with cricket skills. Internet hearts viral videoIndian cricketer Wriddhiman Saha tweeted a video of a physically disabled young child playing cricket. Twitter salutes the spirit of the young boy.advertisementlast_img read more

Ship Finance Eyes USD 150 Mn in Note Offering

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Ship Finance International Bermuda-based Ship Finance International Limited is looking to raise USD 150 million through a public offering of senior notes due 2023.The company said that the transaction is subject to market and other conditions. The notes will pay interest quarterly in arrears and will be convertible into cash, common shares, or a combination of the two.Ship Finance added that the underwriters would have an option to purchase up to an additional USD 22.5 million of notes to cover over-allotments.Net proceeds from the offering would be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital.In mid-March, the company reached an agreement to acquire fifteen feeder-size container vessels, ranging from 1,100 TEU to 4,400 TEU, and disposed of a 1,700 TEU boxship.The fifteen units were to be acquired in combination with long-term bareboat charters to an undisclosed container line.last_img read more

CBRM Receives More than 11 Million Towards Wastewater Projects

first_imgNOTE: A list of approved projects for Cape Breton Regional Municipality follows this release. More than 2,600 households in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) will soon have better treated wastewater thanks to funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. Federal and provincial funding of $11,432,762 was announced today, May 6, for the five projects, with each level of government contributing one-third of the cost of each project. CBRM will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement and environmental assessment approvals. In a showcase of the new program’s top priorities, the CBRM projects include the design and construction of a collection and treatment system in Dominion, a new sewer interceptor main along the south side of Sydney Harbour, a new collection system and treatment of wastewater in Little Bras d’Or, upgrades to water and wastewater services in Sydney Mines, and the installation of individual grinder pumps and a forcemain in New Victoria and Reserve Mines. “Today’s investment is a fine example of our government providing opportunities for our communities to prosper, be vibrant and safe,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “We will continue to collaborate and partner with the federal and municipal governments to provide the best possible infrastructure for Nova Scotia communities.” “Infrastructure is the foundation of our quality of life, our economic progress, and our environmental sustainability. The projects we are announcing today will ensure that key infrastructure is in place not only for residents of CBRM but, in several cases, have the added benefit of supporting our growing tourism and cultural sectors,” said Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The infrastructure program supports community infrastructure improvements, such as water, wastewater, and solid waste management. “This municipality has a lot of infrastructure needs and today’s investment will go a long way toward meeting those needs,” said John Morgan, mayor of CBRM. “These projects will help pave the way for future economic and residential growth in CBRM.” The $111-million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are members of the management committee.last_img read more

Pressure mounts on Conservatives poised to kill Indigenous rights legislation

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN NewsA coalition of churches has added its voice to the growing chorus of support for Indigenous rights Bill C-262.In a June 13 letter to Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, the Canadian Council of Churches emphasizes the importance of Senate passing the bill before Parliament rises for the summer.“Many churches and faith communities across Canada have faithfully worked – hand in hand with Indigenous Peoples – for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) to be established in Canada as a framework for reconciliation,” Peter Noteboom, general secretary of the council, writes in the letter, before asking, “As the Leader of the Opposition, what actions will you take to ensure that Bill C-262 passes the third and final reading in the Senate?”Read the letter here: Letter from The Canadian Council of ChurchesIf passed, the proposed legislation would require the federal government to ensure its laws are aligned with the UNDRIP.But the bill has been hotly contested by Conservative Senators who say they have not had enough time and opportunity to debate the bill in the upper chamber, and that they fear the legislation could lead to economic and legal uncertainty.C-262’s advocates, including Cree MP Romeo Saganash, who introduced the private member’s bill in the House of Commons in 2016, say the UN Declaration has been decades in the making and represents the minimum global human rights standards for Indigenous Peoples, and that Parliament heard from more than 70 witnesses over four months before the bill reached the Senate.(“What actions will you take to ensure that Bill C-262 passes the third and final reading in the Senate?” Peter Noteboom asked Conservative leader Andrew Scheer)Amid protest by Conservative Senators, C-262 was passed without amendment by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples on June 11.It now must be read a third time in the Senate and passed before it can receive royal assent and become law.But Conservative Senators. have indicated they will not support the bill in its current form.Any amendments to the bill by the Senate committee would have effectively killed the legislation, since it must pass before Parliament rises for the summer later this week. Otherwise, it dies on the order paper.“It’s deeply concerning what we’re seeing happen at the Senate,” NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said last Thursday.“We’ve got democratically-elected members of the House of Commons that voted to pass a bill that would significantly improve the lives of Indigenous people, that would work toward reconciliation, enshrining the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People into law. It’s something we must do. It’s something that’s important to do.”In the legislature the same day, Singh held the Liberals to account for the delays.“What is the prime minister doing to ensure that the will of people is defended and these bills are passed?”Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett responded, saying the government is “moving forward on key legislative initiatives to implement the UN Declaration, including the legislation on languages and child and family services.“We also supported Bill C-262 as an important next step,” she continued. “We too are deeply disappointed to see that the Conservative leader continues to allow his caucus members in the other place to use partisan delay tactics to prevent this important bill from moving forward, blatantly ignoring the unanimous motion passed by this house.”While many Indigenous leaders and advocates have said C-262 represents a significant step forward for Canada on its path of reconciliation, the bill is caught in a dispute between the governing Liberals, and the opposition Conservatives, who are pointing the finger at each other.“If the Trudeau government was fully committed to seeing this legislation pass in both the House of Commons and the Senate, it would have made it a Government Bill rather than a Private Member’s Bill,” Daniel Schow, Scheer’s press secretary, said in a written statement to APTN News.“Currently, the legal community is divided over the meaning of ‘free, prior and informed consent’ and if existing Canadian laws and regulations could be superseded by implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” Schow continued.“Until a clear definition is provided by the Government of Canada and affirmed in the courts, we will assume that ‘free, prior and informed consent’ means a right to veto. It would be irresponsible for Senators to pass this legislation without a specific understanding of the implications of Bill C-262.”APTN asked if Scheer had a response to the letter from the Canadian Council of Churches; there was no response.Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose tweeted last week that she had been told the Tories “will block all legislation including #C337 to make sure #C262 #UNDRIP never passes.”Bill C-337 is a private member’s bill introduced by Ambrose in 2017. It would require judges to receive training in sexual assault law prior to eligibility for judicial appointment.C-337 is also before the Senate.In April, Singh introduced a motion calling on the Senate to pass both bills.MPs, including Scheer and the Conservative members, voted in support of the motion.Asked for comment on Ambrose’s tweet, and for confirmation of the former leader’s claim is true or not, Senate opposition leader Larry Smith pointed to the Liberals.“As this parliamentary session comes to an end, there is a lot of government legislation before us in the Senate,” he said in a written statement. “It is the Government’s responsibility to establish a legislative plan and manage the time lines.“Long standing Senate conventions dictate that government legislation takes priority in our day-to-day business; if the government felt strongly about Bill C-262 they should have kept their commitment of making this legislation a priority and make it a government Bill.”Following the Senate’s passage of Bills C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, and Bill C-92, the Indigenous child welfare legislation, last week, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said First Nations “need to see a similar, urgent effort on Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples act.“The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is our road map to reconciliation. All three bills can be passed in this session of Parliament if there is the political will, political conviction and political vision for a better, stronger Canada,” he said.On Friday NDP MP Charlie Angus took to twitter to address Conservative senators, who could support or kill C-262 this week.“It is unconscionable that unelected senators who represent the white power structure are trying to kill UNDRIP legislation that was passed through the democratically-elected House of Commons,” Angus said.“There is a fundamental problem with democracy and reconciliation when this unelected bodies of insiders can attack Indigenous rights in this country.”APTN asked Scheer’s office why the Conservatives now oppose the Senate passing C-262, after supporting Singh’s April 10 motion calling on the Senate to pass the bill.Schow did not answer the question in his emailed statement but said the Conservative Party “supports the process of reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples.” read more

Calgary mayor points finger at BC as feds buy Trans Mountain

first_imgMixed reaction from Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi regarding the federal government’s deal to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline.He’s happy the project is getting the full backing of Ottawa but is also disappointed it came to this.“I think it’s worth us remembering that this is entirely due to the actions of Premier [John] Horgan and the government of British Columbia,” he said.“Because of their antics, because of their stalling tactics, because they’re fighting a battle they know they can’t win in the courts, they’ve ended up costing every taxpayer in this country $4.5-billion.”Nenshi feels the venture is a profitable one, and the government should be able to get its money out of it when the time is right.last_img read more

Free counselling available for those affected by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The First Nations Health Authority is now offering free counselling services in British Columbia for anyone who is affected by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.According to the Health Authority, people of all genders affected by the issue are encouraged to connect to this counselling.To receive counselling, individuals do not need to have status and can live on or off the reserve. This counselling program is administered by FNHA through the Health Benefits team, and counselling is offered by providers who are registered with the Health Authority’s Mental Health Provider List.FNHA says counselling is free to those who need it as all billing from the provider will be paid for by FNHA.The Health Authority’s Mental Health Provider List can be found here.More information on the counselling services can be found on the FNHA’s website.last_img read more

Pak has broken truce 513 times since Balakot strike says Army

first_imgJammu: As many as 513 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have taken place along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in the past one-and-a-half month and the Pakistan Army has suffered five to six times more casualties than the Indian Army in the retaliatory action, a senior officer said Saturday. The Pakistan Army also used heavy weaponry like mortars and artillery guns in over 100 times during these violations and targeted civilian areas but was given a befitting response by the Indian Army, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of White Knight Corps Lt Gen Paramjit Singh told reporters in Rajouri. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Almost 513 ceasefire violations happened in the past one-and-a-half month and over 100 times during these violations, the Pakistan Army used heavy weapons like mortars and artillery guns and targeted civilian areas. Only yesterday (Friday), four civilians, including two girls, were injured in Poonch,” the GOC said. However, he said the Pakistan Army is being given a befitting response by the Indian Army. Responding to a question about the casualties suffered by Pakistan in the retaliatory action, he said unlike the Indian Army, Pakistan does not announce the number of its casualties. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”However, as per our sources, the Pakistan Army suffered five to six times more casualties than the casualties on our side,” Lt Gen Singh said. Ten people, including four security personnel, have been killed and nearly 45 others, mostly civilians, injured in the twin districts since India’s preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. On the sniping incidents from across the border, Lt Gen Singh said such incidents had come to a naught over the past several months, especially after the Balakot strike. “Some incidents of sniping took place earlier and accordingly we have taken some measures to strengthen our defence. As per the data this year, only three incidents of sniping by the Pakistan Army were reported from January to February 26 in which one of the fatalities include a civilian porter,” he said.last_img read more