4 BSF personnel killed in Pakistan Rangers firing in Samba

first_imgNotwithstanding the recent pledges to adhere to the ceasefire agreement, Pakistan Rangers resorted to fresh firing on Tuesday night, killing four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and injuring three others on the International Border (IB) in Jammu’s Ramgarh sector.A Jammu-based BSF spokesman said the Rangers manning Asraf post started “unprovoked firing” on the BSF post in Samba district at 9.40 p.m.“Pakistan used flat and high-trajectory weapons to inflict casualties on the Indian side. Four BSF jawans were killed even as our men retaliated,” said the spokesman. Sources said the Rangers resorted to “heavy sniper fire.” The exchange of fire continued till 2 a.m.The BSF identified the deceased jawans as assistant commandant Jitender Singh, sub-inspector Rajneesh, assistant sub-inspector Ramniwas and constable Hansraj.Meet on June 21The latest truce violation comes after the June 4 agreement between the BSF and the Rangers “to maintain peace and tranquillity” on the border in a meeting held on the IB in Jammu in the wake of the killing of two BSF jawans on June 3. The two forces will again hold a sector commander-level meeting on June 21.A similar truce was agreed upon on May 21, after a wave of ceasefire violations left two BSF jawans and four civilians dead.J&K witnessed over 700 ceasefire violations this year, starting from January. A total of 11 BSF personnel were killed and 37 injured. Of 50 persons killed this year, 24 were security personnel.CM expresses griefChief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep anguish and grief over the casualties.“The suspension of operations elsewhere in the State has given the people relief and hoped the same is extended to the borders and an atmosphere of peace returns to these areas,” said Ms. Mufti.last_img read more

#AIFWAW16: Did you see Shriya Saran’s massive headgear from the Annaika runway?

first_imgLast seen essaying the role of Ajay Devgan’s onscreen wife in Drishyam, Shriya Saran looked regal when she took to the runway for Annaika by Kanika Saluja.Playing showstopper for Kanika Saluja’s presentation at the ongoing edition of Amazon India fashion Week Autumn Winter 2016, all eyes were on the actress when she stepped on the runway. Titled Lock, Stitch and Gothic, Saluja’s presentation was truly special with the designer debuting pieces from her menswear line on the runway.Also read: #AIFWAW16 Day 1: A dose of shimmer, steel and structure on the runway The Capital got its first showstopper in the form of Shriya Saran who stepped on the runway sporting a massive headgear that made her look like a goddess from Indian mythology. Take a look at the actress killing it on the runway. The actress said the following about her appearance, “I feel like am back to school, when I played a goddess once and I had to wear all that. It took me a day to practice my balancing act and I think that worked today.” @shriya1109 showstopper for #AnaikkaByKanikaSaluja on her first walk at #AIFWAW16 #IndiaModernhttps://t.co/H6smAZaYB8 FDCI (@TheFDCI) March 17, 2016last_img read more

Joe Root delighted with Moeen Ali’s best performance in England shirt

first_imgEngland captain Joe Root was all praise for Moeen Ali after the off-spinner wreaked havoc to guide the home team to series-clinching victory over India in the fourth Test in Southampton on Sunday.Moeen, who returned to the side after missing the first three Tests against India, picked 9 wickets in the match to help England win the Test by 60 runs and take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the 5-match series.England bowled India out for 184 in their second innings after setting a tricky 245-run target.A gritty 101-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane had raised India’s hope after they lost three early wickets in their chase.Also Read – Virat Kohli gutted as India lose Test series: We were not good enoughBut when captain Kohli was dismissed for a fighting 58 by Moeen Ali just before tea India’s resistance crumbled and they lost their last six wickets for 51 runs.Southampton Test: Kohli and Rahane heroics not enough, India lose series to EnglandRecalled off-spinner Moeen also claimed the wicket of Rahane (51) and ended with figures of four for 71, having bagged five wickets in India’s first innings.Ravichandran Ashwin blazed away for a spirited 25 to keep England waiting before Sam Curran finished it off by trapping him lbw.”Today was probably the best I’ve seen him [Moeen] bowl in an England shirt. Really excites me. When you’re in the form he’s in, it’s a nice luxury to have,” Root said at the post match presentation ceremony.India vs England 4th Test Day 4: HighlightsadvertisementRoot also hailed the performance of Sam Curran, who scored 78 and 46 and picked two wickets in the match.”He [Curran] has, not just in this game but throughout the series. For a young guy to have such an influence is outstanding,” Root said.Virat Kohli first Indian to score 4000 runs as Test captainRoot said the lower-order batsmen have been England’s strength in the series.”Credit to the group, they were outstanding throughout. Character has been a massive strength of this team. We do bat deep. Has been a great strength for us this series,” Root said.Moeen, who was named man of the match for his heroics, was relieved to be back in Test team.”Great to be back. I have missed Test cricket a lot. Needed a break. Just to appreciate everything in general. To enjoy my cricket again. When I was watching the guys at home, I missed it. Great to come back and contribute to winning a game. Playing in England for a while now, back myself a bit more. Got more confidence from county cricket. Done a lot of hard work with Saqlain. Feel like I’m getting better as a spinner every day,” Moeen said.India vs England 4th Test Day 4 at Rose Bowl: As it happenedThe fifth and final match of the Test series will be played at The Oval from September 7.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

J.W. Walsh is a Straight Baller

first_imgThe eulogies of J.W. Walsh’s career (whenever it ends) will be bountiful and lengthy and come to think of it, they might just place an American flag over the thing, military-style when all is said and done. There will be great, great memories and tales will be told about him for decades (OK, months) that will be elaborated upon (“I saw him throw an out route a full 35 yards one time!”) and expanded upon the way all the great ones are.The two-handed point to the crowd after the first TD at Homecoming this season. The sprint and hug with Josh Stewart on the first TD of his college career. The ballin’ TDs in Jerryworld on FSU to start 2014. The whole thing has been memorable.But I think the one emblazoned image of The General for me might always be the time he waltzed through end zone at Jack Trice and stuffed all those demons back into their netherworld as he willed OSU to its 12th straight victory and kept its College Football Playoff hopes alive with 28 beastly rushing yards and three total TDs.I mean, how sweet is this? (Watch the Mike Holder fist pump at the very end)Shortly after getting the Pokes within three, Walsh tossed the go-ahead TD to Jeff Carr and then lost his mind telling OSU’s defense to get him one stop. Just one stop. Again, that’s a short white dude with more heart than a casino’s worth of card games from Texas up in a future multimillionaire’s face screaming at him to get one dang stop.Walsh has finally found his sweet spot. I talked about this briefly in my 10 Thoughts, but Walsh was never going to be great as a starter. You could get by. You could be good. But you couldn’t win a Big 12 title. With Mason Rudolph, you can. Check that, with Mason Rudolph and Walsh subbing in when OSU gets in the red zone, you can.Gundy on Walsh: “He runs the ball inside, so he takes a lot of hits … You guys know how I feel about him.”— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) November 15, 2015Walsh now has 20 TDs on the season as a backup QB which ties the most he ever had in any season in which he started. Somehow, that’s perfect.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Celtic 2019 pre-season: Friendlies, transfers & fixtures

first_imgCeltic will begin the 2019-20 season in high spirits, having won the last nine domestic trophies on offer in Scotland.The target of Neil Lennon’s side this time around, however, is to equal history by winning a ninth-straight Scottish Premiership title, taking them to the brink of the elusive 10-in-a-row.The Parkhead side will have to prepare hard because across the city Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are mustering their forces to prevent another sweep of silverware from the East End, but there is little doubt that the Hoops go into the coming campaign very much the side in the ascendancy once more. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Here is your complete guide to Celtic’s 2019-20 pre-season and Scottish Premiership fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about their summer preparations.Celtic pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jun 26 SK Pinkafeld 5:30pm / 12:30pm Sportplatz, Pinkafeld, Austria Jun 29 Wiener SC 5pm / 12pm Sportclub – Platz, Vienna, Austria Jul 2 St Gallen 6:30pm / 1:30pm Stadion Kybunpark, St Gallen, Switzerland Jul 9 Sarajevo* 7:45pm / 2:45pm Asim Ferhatovic Has Stadium, Sarajevo Jul 13 Rennes 3pm / 10am Celtic Park, Glasgow Jul 17 Sarajevo* 7:45pm / 2:45pm Celtic Park, Glasgow *Champions League qualifierCeltic confirmed in April that they would be heading back to central Europe for their latest pre-season camp.They will jet out to Austria for a training retreat in late June and will play fixtures against SC Pinkafeld and Wiener SC before tackling Swiss side St Gallen on July 2.Sandwiched between two Champions League first-leg qualification games against Sarajevo, they have a home friendly with Coupe de France winners Rennes on July 13 to look forward to.Celtic 2019-20 transfer activity The chief area that Celtic are set to strengthen in the summer is the defence, and it is believed that they are looking to England for reinforcements. Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Ipswich right-back Dylan Crowe are two of the players they have been linked with lately.Patrick Roberts, the Manchester City winger, who has previously been at the club on loan and has a particularly strong friendship with Kieran Tierney, has been linked with a switch back to Celtic, but it seems likelier that they will be beaten to him.Celtic 2018-19The Hoops have also been linked with a potential move for a centre forward this summer, with Bournemouth’s Lys Mousset and Rekeem Harper of WBA targets.Celtic are set to lose three players at the end of their loan deals, the most notable of which was Leicester centre-back Filip Benkovic. Meanwhile, right-back Jeremy Toljan will return to Borussia Dortmund and Ollie Burke will go back to West Brom.Dedryck Boyata, meanwhile, will make a Bosman move to Bundesliga outfit Hertha, while bit-part players Emilio Izaguirre and Scott Allan will leave at the end of their contracts. Allan already has a deal with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs.Transfer activity inN/ATransfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date CB Dedryck Boyata Hertha Berlin free Jul 1 CM Scott Allan Hibernian free Jul 1 DF Cristian Gamboa Released – Jul 1 DF Mikael Lustig Gent free Jul 1 DF Emilio Izaguirre Released – Jul 1 GK Dorus de Vries Retired – Jul 1 Celtic 2019-20 Scottish Premiership fixtures Celtic’s quest for a record-equalling ninth successive Scottish Premiership title will begin on Saturday, August 3 against St Johnstone.By that point, Celtic will hope to have won through two qualifying matches in the Champions League.Participation in Europe means that Celtic are excused from the group stages of the League Cup, which they will enter in the second round. Meanwhile, like all Premiership sides, they will enter the Scottish Cup in the fourth round, which will take place in January.Click here to see Celtic’s fixture list for 2019-20.last_img read more

House of Future – The New and Improved Minimalist Sneaker

first_imgSo, just how affordable you ask? In preparation for autumn and winter releases, House of Future has unveiled their new A/W 16 Foundry Campaign that serves as a representation of their new approach to footwear. The campaign features traditional color palettes, classic silhouettes, and clean aesthetics. A pair of leather low tops will run you $110 while a pair of suede low tops will cost you $90. Leather high tops are $130 and suede high tops are only $100. Compare those prices to some of the expensive, high-fashion sneakers and you could buy four pairs of House of Future sneakers for the price of one designer pair. For a true, minimalist sneaker that’s built to last, that’s a deal a fashionable guy wouldn’t pass up. Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 If you’re a fashionable guy, you know how difficult it can be to find a good pair of minimalist sneakers that won’t break the bank. But, you’re wallets are safe now thanks to a brand-new, footwear label based in the US that this industry so desperately needed. Founded just this year, House of Future has committed itself to creating well-crafted, aesthetically elevated footwear at an attainable price point, while continuing to explore the growing capabilities of new materials. With it’s minimalist style, implementation of new materials into the design process, and affordability, House of Future has proven itself as a thoughtful contributor to the evolution of the sneaker industry. How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall center_img Instead of using traditional leathers and materials like their high-fashion competitors, House of Future opted for leather and suede microfibers that would improve functionality while still providing a clean, minimal aesthetic that’s built for any urban adventure. Microfiber is completely synthetic and uses no animal byproducts so it’s winner ethically. Finishes applied to the microfiber help to repel moisture, reduce chances of water staining, eliminate the need for leather polishes, and allow for easier maintenance and cleaning. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Creative Director Stuart Ahlum is striving for House of Future sneakers to be viewed as the centerpiece of their customers wardrobes. “We want to release products that will serve as the foundation for our customers’ wardrobes. We feel sneakers should be worn with a favorite pair of jeans, and just as easily stand next to contemporary designer clothing.” The idea of purpose and function is equally important to the brand. “We are making shoes that can withstand daily, everyday wear,” says Ahlum. “Our customers will want to feel comfortable reaching for their House of Future shoes without being overly concerned about whether or not they’ll get ruined.”last_img read more

High school apologizes after student pep rally kissing prank goes wrong

first_imgCALGARY – Educators, some students and parents are red-faced after a kissing prank at a Calgary high school prep rally went wrong.On Thursday people gathered at Western Canada High School for a rally in support of school sports teams.During the event male student athletes were blindfolded and told they would be kissed by female student athletes, whom they would then try to identify.As a prank their mothers kissed the blindfolded male students instead, but as a joke one of the kisses that was captured on video and shared online appeared to go too far.The problem is that some people who have watched what happened weren’t aware that the kiss was a joke.The school is apologizing for the prank and says it will never happen again.“The activity was intended to be good-natured; however it did not play out as intended,” said a statement to parents Friday by the school’s principal.“I would like to apologize for the activity, in hindsight, the school regrets how this unfolded. We recognize that these activities are not appropriate and will not be repeated.“We have also reached out to the family involved to provide support. These types of pranks will no longer be allowed to occur and we sincerely regret any embarrassment this has caused.”The Calgary Board of Education also said the prank was inappropriate.In a statement, the board said that pep rallies should be celebratory in nature and promote school culture.“They should celebrate student success and ensure dignity of all participants.” (CTV Calgary)last_img read more

YTV to Debut New Canadian Original Series Tricked

first_imgAdvertisement YTV is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series, Tricked (20 x 30). Produced for YTV by Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc, Tricked baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres on Monday, September 5 and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV. YTV is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series, Tricked (20 x 30). Produced for YTV by Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc, Tricked baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres on Monday, September 5 and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV.In each episode of Tricked, Eric goes undercover to pull well-crafted pranks on unsuspecting people, all caught on tape by hidden cameras. Well-known from his popular YouTube videos, which have garnered more than 10 million views worldwide, Eric performs illusions, misdirection and mind-reading tricks that will leave viewers in awe and disbelief day after day. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement “Magic is universally exciting and I love its ability to connect people through wonder and amazement,” said Eric Leclerc, Host of Tricked. “We shot nearly 300 tricks for the series and each episode is jam-packed with laughs, shock, and awe for the whole family.”More magical content will be uploaded on YTV.com and YTVGo featuring tricks of the trade and tutorials on how to prank family and friends with magic that can be done at home. Also available online are videos revealing secrets from Tricked’s “Magic Camp,” where Eric and the magic team taught kids tricks using household items, which they then performed on camera.“We’re thrilled to bring Tricked to YTV this fall,” said John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer of Force Four Entertainment. “Viewers of all ages are going to love our incredibly talented host Eric Leclerc, and how he uses his amazing magic tricks to put a whole new spin on the hidden camera genre.”Tricked is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainment’s YTV.Tricked is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainment’s YTV. Twitterlast_img read more

MuskratFalls protectors of the land plotting next course of action over flooding

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsThe protectors of the land against Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project had a glimmer of hope when they believed the federal government would review the permits given to the province to allow flooding for the dam.And then news today that Ottawa would do no such thing.See related stories here: Muskrat FallsInstead, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador said it ordered Nalcor, the province’s energy corporation, to mitigate the threat of toxins being released into the water because of the dam.Now the protectors are planning their next course of action.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

Poll More Than Half of US Voters Think Trump is Racist

Rabat – According to the poll, 51% of voters think Trump is racist, compared to 45% who do not.  USA Today detailed the results, which are divided according to political affiliation, sex, race, and religion. CNN compared these findings to a September 1968 poll regarding former Alabama Governor George Wallace, who ran for president that year.  Wallace was a proud segregationist and opposed to the Civil Rights movement, which sought to grant black Americans equal rights. According to a Harris poll, 41% of voters believed he was racist, while 40% did not.  While they may not be representative of the entire population, these results demonstrate that “more voters believe Trump is racist than believed a segregationist running for president in 1968 was,” writes CNN analyst Harry Enten. Quinnipiac held similar polls in 2018, with 49% of respondents believing Trump is racist. The new poll comes on the heels of yet another racist scandal involving President Trump. In early July, he tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their countries. The attack was directed at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. All four are US citizens.Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, New York to a Puerto Rican family. Pressley, a black woman, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tlaib, of Palestinian descent, was born in Detroit, Michigan.Omar was born in Somalia in 1982. After fleeing the ongoing civil war, Omar’s family spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. The family was granted asylum in the US in 1995, and Omar later became a US citizen at 17 years old. Amid Trump’s tweeting scandal, the president held a rally in North Carolina during which he doubled down on his comments. While criticizing Omar, his attendees and supporters began chanting “send her back.”A history of racist rhetoricTrump has been accused of spewing racist rhetoric since he launched his presidential bid in 2015. He also has a questionable past–records of his racist remarks date back to 1973.In June 2017, he reportedly remarked that once Nigerian immigrants saw America, they would “never go back to their huts.” At the same time, he also allegedly said Haitians “all have AIDS.” In January 2018, the President referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and various African nations as “s—hole countries,” and demanded to know why the US accepts immigrants from these places. Most recently, he referred to a majority-black district in Baltimore, Maryland as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in a July 27 Twitter attack on black congressman Elijah Cummings.This attack came in response to Cummings’ criticism of the treatment of migrants at border facilities between the US and Mexico.  USA Today reported that Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld “warned the Republican Party that if it does not denounce Trump in 2020, the GOP will be known as the ‘party of racism in America.’” read more

UN relief chief saddened by deaths due to cyclone in Bangladesh India

26 May 2009The top United Nations humanitarian official today expressed his sadness in hearing of the loss of life and property damage caused by a cyclone in Bangladesh and India. According to media reports, Cyclone Aila has claimed over 100 lives.In a statement, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, extended his condolences to the affected, and said that the UN “stands ready to assist as required.”

Burns falls shy of century as Chase strikes for Windies

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrandon, Drakes, Radford to assist Richard Pybus -CWIJanuary 21, 2019In “latest news”Windies women head to Barbados for training campSeptember 8, 2018In “Sports”Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the CaribbeanFebruary 6, 2018In “latest news” Keaton Jennings of England loses his wicket to Alzarri Joseph of West Indies during Day Four of the First Test match between England and West Indies at Kensington Oval on January 26, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Rory Burns missed out a maiden Test hundred as two bowling changes paid off for the West Indies with England reaching the lunch interval at 134 for two having been set the improbable target of 628 on the fourth day of the first Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.Thoroughly outplayed by the home side over the previous two days to the extent that they find themselves in what looks a hopeless cause, the tourists showed greater appetite for the contest in the morning session in adding 82 runs to their overnight position of 52 without loss.However it was the loss of both openers and especially the manner in which they departed which will trouble England as they try to salvage something from the match before the teams turn their attention to the second Test beginning in Antigua next Thursday.Despite showing the traditional left-hander’s vulnerability outside the off-stump, Burns played attractively in getting to 84, the highest score of a young Test career which is just into its fourth match.His first attempt at an attacking shot in the second over of the day was edged to the third man boundary through the gap between third slip and gully at a catchable height off Kemar Roach. Still he kept on playing positively, following in the vein from the previous evening, and brought up his second Test half-century off 79 deliveries with ten fours.But he lost opening partner Keaton Jennings for 14 after a stand of 85, England’s best effort for the first wicket in Tests in more than two years. As in the first innings, Jennings’ left-hander’s flaw to deliveries angled across him proved his downfall as he drove at Alzarri Joseph in the lanky fast bowler’s first over of the morning for Jason Holder to pull down a sharp catch high to his left at third slip.Jonny Bairstow joined Burns and the two instinctively attacking players mixed discipline with aggression in a partnership of 49 which took them to the verge of the lunch interval when another bowling change by Holder brought a second wicket.Roston Chase, whose off-spin was not required in the England first innings debacle when they were routed for just 77 off 30.2 overs on the second afternoon, struck with his fifth delivery as Burns left a gap between bat and pad pushing forward to a straight ball which hit the top of off-stump.It proved to be the last ball of the session which lifted West Indian spirits even further at the same time that it deflated England’s. They will now be looking to their captain, Joe Root, who is expected to come to the crease with Bairstow (29 not out) after the interval, to match the heroics of West Indies captain Holder who dominated day three with an unbeaten 202 in an unbroken seventh-wicket partnership of 295 with Shane Dowrich.Dowrich, whose 343-minute occupation of the crease in compiling 116 not out left him with a sore back overnight, has remained in the dressing room so far on day four with Shai Hope deputising as wicketkeeper. read more

Windows 8 drops Blue for Black Screen of Death

first_imgIf you’ve ever used the Windows operating system then you’ve mostly likely heard the term BSoD, and probably experienced one too. The Blue Screen of Death is every user’s worst nightmare, usually striking just before you went to click save on hours of work, or as you’re completing a level in your current game of choice that took hours to get through with no save points.A BSoD means only one thing: something went seriously wrong in Windows and you have no choice but to restart. Data is lost and there’s little information on what went wrong. It’s basically something you really want to avoid if at all possible.In Windows 8 you may be able to avoid it completely, as it might not even exist anymore. User canouna on the My Digital Life forum noticed that in the latest beta build of Windows 8 (7955) there is still a BSoD, but that first “B” stands for Black instead of Blue. You can see the new BSoD in the screenshot below:You may remember that during early builds of Longhorn Microsoft switched to a Red Screen of Death as seen here:But Microsoft then reverted back to blue as the background color when the OS launched. We get the feeling that isn’t the case with this Black Screen of Death as it looks a lot more final and informative for the user. It’s very clear what you need to do from that first line of information.If it is final, then at least Microsoft is allowing the term BSoD to live on in its new 2011 form. But it will be the end of an era nonetheless and in some weird way I’m sure we’ll all miss that blue screen.Read more at the My Digital Life forum and Winrumorslast_img read more

Des scientifiques découvrent le responsable de lodeur de transpiration

first_imgDes scientifiques découvrent le responsable de l’odeur de transpirationEt si les chercheurs venaient de trouver la solution pour rendre nos trajets en transports en commun moins désagréables ? Grâce à leur récente découverte, on pourra peut-être bientôt dire adieu aux odeurs corporelles qui dérangent nos narines et créent d’affreux complexes. Mais avant de lever les bras de joie dans le métro, on patiente avec les explications de Maxisciences Selon un sondage TNS-Sofres datant de 2013, le pire voisin de bureau est celui qui sent mauvais ! Bonne nouvelle pour ces 32 % de salariés français, ce cauchemar olfactif sera probablement bientôt un mauvais souvenir. Grâce aux travaux de scientifiques de l’Université de York, en collaboration avec ceux de Cambridge  (Grande-Bretagne), on connaît désormais le responsable des odeurs désagréables quand on sue. « J’accuse »… une protéine !Pour rappel, la transpiration est fabriquée par deux types de glandes sudoripares. Les très nombreuses glandeseccrines (environ 3 millions) qu’on retrouve presque sur tout le corps jouent un rôle dans notre thermorégulation et produisent une sueur qui ne sent rien. Selon nos émotions et l’intensité de notre activité physique, elles peuvent secréter jusqu’à 3 litres d’eau par heure. Et les glandes apocrines dont la localisation est limitée aux niveaux des aisselles, des paupières, du pubis, des parties génitales et de la région mammaire. Elles s’excitent généralement après qu’on a été stimulé psychiquement (émotions fortes, stress) ou sexuellement.La sueur qu’elles fabriquent est plus épaisse, riche en différentes molécules et protéines. Elle est également inodore… au départ ! C’est au contact des bactéries, qui sont naturellement présentes à la surface de la peau, qu’elle devient odorante, voire malodorante ! Publiée dans la revueeLife, l’étude menée par les chercheurs britanniques a désigné le coupable de cet effluve. Il s’agit d’une protéine de transport, présente dans la sueur produite par les glandes apocrines, qui absorbe les composants inodores et les transforme alors en cette bien distincte odeur de transpiration.  Des déodorants plus ciblés et moins violentsÀ lire aussiQu’est-ce-qui donne à la pluie une odeur si agréable ?Cette découverte scientifique va permettre aux fabricants de produits d’hygiène corporelle d’imaginer des articles plus ciblés, plus efficaces et surtout moins nocifs. « Les déodorants actuels agissent comme une bombe nucléaire sous nos bras. Ils inhibent ou tuent la majorité des bactéries afin d’éviter l’odeur ce transpiration. Alors que seul un petit nombre de ces bactéries situées au niveau des aisselles est responsable des mauvaises odeurs », regrette le Dr Gavin Thomas du département de biologie de l’université de York. Et de préciser, comme le rapporte un article de BBC, que cette avancée permettra d’imaginer une « meilleure arme contre l’odeur de transpiration. Un déodorant sous la forme d’un vaporisateur ou de roll-on contenant une substance qui neutralisera cette protéine de transport ». Une bonne nouvelle pour tous et surtout pour les marques de l’hygiène et de la beauté. Il se vend aujourd’hui 111 flacons de déodorants par seconde dans le monde ! Le 4 juillet 2018 à 14:06 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Pellegrini warns young players about moneygrabbing agents

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned the club’s U23 players to beware of money-grabbing agents who could send their career down the wrong path.Since his appointment as manager last summer, Pellegrini has had the top young players of the U23s, working alongside the first team players at the club’s training base, with the youngsters promoted from the club’s academy.The former Manchester City boss has m urged those young players looking to make the step up to learn from their contact with senior first team players like Mark Noble, who came through the club’s academy.“You cannot listen to just one person alone so you have a lot of different people who will talk to you. Your maturity is so important,” Pellegrini said, according to Evening Standard.“Noble is so important, not only because he has been a player of West Ham his whole life, but he is the captain of the team. He knows the way he must develop them as a player.”Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“There are a lot of other players who have different experiences. It is very important for young players to talk with Samir Nasri, with Andy Carroll, with Marko Arnautovic. There are a lot of players who have good experience.”last_img read more

Bose is having a little sale

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe SoundLink Micro is $20 off. Sarah Tew/CNET A bunch of Bose products, including headphones and speakers, are being discounted at a variety of online retailers. The savings aren’t huge, but a few deals are worth highlighting.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.Bose SoundLink Micro wireless speaker is 20% offBose’s SoundLink Micro, one of our favorite pocket Bluetooth speakers is on sale for $79 or $20 off. We’ve seen it for as low as $70 on Black Friday, but 20% off isn’t bad. See it at AmazonBose QuietComfort headphones are $50 offBose’s QuietComfort 35 II is on sale for $299 (including the limited-edition rose gold color). That’s not surprising considering Bose’s new Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are available. As I’ve said before, while $400 is certainly expensive for a headphone — some might argue too expensive — most people would seemingly prefer to pay $50 more for the latest and greatest from Bose and ignore the old model unless it was priced significantly lower. I think the new model performs better, particularly for making calls. See it at AmazonBose true wireless headphones are $20 offFinally, Bose’s SoundSport Free true wireless headphones (in all colors) are $20 off or $180. Bose was expected to release new true wireless earphones in 2019 — the Earbuds 500 — but their release date has been pushed back to 2020. See it at Amazon Tags 23 Photos Comments Now playing: Watch this: Bose’s SoundLink Micro brings the bass Originally published earlier, updated to verify that deals are still active. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img Mobile Accessories Headphones 1:44 Share your voice 3 Bose QuietComfort 35 II adds Google Assistant Boselast_img read more

South Central Railway bags four All India performance efficiency

first_imgSecunderabad: South Central Railway achieved highest recognition at National Level by bagging four All India Performance Efficiency Shields at 64th Railway Week Awards function held at NCPA Auditorium, Mumbai on Tuesday. SCR bagged All India Performance Efficiency shields for Traffic Transportation; Personnel Management; Civil Engineering and Stores Departments. These Shields are presented by Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board during the function. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Traffic Transportation Shield South Central Railway has registered the best ever annual freight loading performance in the history of the Zone by reaching the mark of 122.51 million tonnes (MTs) loading, which is 10% more than the target set by the Railway Board. The incremental loading registered by SCR is the best amongst all zones of Indian Railways, which is 30% of total incremental traffic over IR. The Zone has operated a highest number of Special Trains i.e, 2152 and augmented more than 10,000 extra coaches to clear the extra rush of passengers which resulted in carrying of around 30 lakh additional passengers over the Zone, which led to bagging the Traffic Transportation Shield. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Personnel Management Shield The Zone was also instrumental on Indian Railways in implementing various Human Resources initiatives viz., Employees Overseas Camp, Staff Welfare Canteen etc., and introduction of various Digital Initiatives for the benefit of staff and also promoting the green initiatives such e-settlement for beneficiary of employees superannuating; e-Office for file movement. SCR has been nominated as the Nodal Zone for developing and implementation of the Unique Medical Identity Card (UMID) for employees and pensioners on Pan India level; etc., all of which led to bag the Personnel Management Shield. Advertise With Us Stores Shield Stores Shield has been jointly bagged by South Central Railway and South Western Railway. The major contributions of SCR Stores Department are – Rs 340 crores earned through scrap sale which is 17 % more than the target set by Railway Board; the Inventory turnover ratio was the best among all Zones in Indian Railways. Overall material availability was maintained at 99.9 % throughout the year, while the availability of safety and passenger necessary items were 100 % throughout the year. SCR is the first zone to print advertisements on Unreserved Tickets (UTS) for generation of Non Fare Revenue of around Rs. 3 crores. Materials worth Rs 32 crore was purchased through Government e-Market Place (GeM) as against the target set by Railway Board of Rs 30 crore. Engineering Shield Engineering Shield is jointly bagged by South Central Railway with Western and Northern Railway. South Central Railway is amongst the first Zone over Indian Railways to eliminate all the Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) well before the targeted date. Road Under Bridges/Limited Height Subways (RUBs/LHS) which were constructed by adopting Innovative methods, taking short blocks, with bare minimal impact on train services. The Deep Screening Turnouts with Ballast Cleaning Machine (BCM) for a distance of 628 Kms has been completed by exceeding the Railway Board target set for 489 Kms.last_img read more

State minister SC judge fined for driving on wrong side

first_imgA drive was conducted in front of state guest house Sugandha in the capital Sunday afternoon to seize vehicles, which were driven on the wrong side of the road. Photo: Syful IslamState minister for social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed was fined for driving on the wrong side of the road in Dhaka city on Sunday afternoon.The Anti-Corruption Commission, during an impromptu drive in front of state guest house Sugandha in the capital, also fined a secretary of the government, a Supreme Court judge, police officer, journalists and leaders of ruling Awami League for violating traffic rules.ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood led the drive conducted by the police for two hours.The police sued and fined the users of a total of 50 vehicles of which, 40 were owned by the government.Senior assistant commissioner of Ramna traffic zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Md Alauddin said, “Cases were filed against about 50 vehicles during the drive conducted from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The vehicles were fined as well.”Meanwhile, news agency UNB gave an update saying the number of vehicles penalised during the drive is 64.last_img read more

Govt probing Ekramul killing audio Home minister

first_imgHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan. File PhotoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said his ministry has received the audio record of the last mobile phone conversations between slain Teknaf ward councillor Ekramul Haque and his family members, reports UNB.The minister came up with the information while talking to newsmen at an anti-drug awareness programme on the campus of Stamford University’s Siddeswari.“A team led by a magistrate is investigating the audio tape,” said the minister.Local Awami League leader and Teknaf ward councillor Ekramul Haque was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Cox’s Bazar on the night of 26 May.The list of drug traders is very long and the intelligence units of law enforcement agencies are updating it regularly, Asaduzzaman said adding, “The drive will continue until all the listed drug traders are arrested.”In another query, the minister said that around 85,000 prisoners are now there in different jails. “Among them, 37 per cent is accused in drug-related cases.” Causalities are not expected in any drive, the minister further said. “There’s no murder which is out of the investigation,” he added.Asaduzzaman, however, urged all to raise voice against drugs.The minister said the young generation of the country is being derailed after becoming drug addicts.“Today’s youths will lead the nation in 2041. They’ve to be saved from drug abuse. The government has declared the anti-narcotics drive in a bid to save the young generation.”Stamford University vice-chancellor professor Mohammad Ali Naqi presided over the programme. Farid Uddin Ahmed, secretary of Security Services Division of the home ministry was, among others, present.last_img read more