No rift, it’s a Nitish fiction: Tejashwi

first_imgAmid reports of a growing rift with his elder brother, Tej Pratap Yadav, Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav has accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of “planting such rumours to demoralise” Rashtriya Janata Dal workers. Mr. Tejashwi Yadav, younger son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, said he would get married only after the Lok Sabha election in 2019 as he was now focussed on defeating “communal forces”.“All these reports of a rift between my brother and me are planted at the instance of Mr. Kumar… Attempts are being made to psychologically affect our dedicated workers and demoralise them,” Mr. Tejashwi Yadav said during an interaction with presspersons at his official residence on Sunday. “It appears that those in power wish to seek votes by spreading rumours about my family instead of speaking about their own performance… This is new India under Narendra Modi,” he said.On ties with RLSPOn the possibility of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), led by Union Minister of State Upendra Kushwaha, joining an RJD-led grand alliance, he said, “We’ve invited him long back and the invitation still stands… It is for him to take the decision.” Regarding BJP MP from Patna Shatrughan Sinha, the RJD leader said, “Until the BJP takes a clear decision on him, we cannot make any comment but there are no talks with him yet on this issue”.The Congress has set up a national-level panel to talk with allies, he said.last_img read more

Indian Football: Is this Manipuri boy India’s own Lionel Messi in the making?

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementA Facebook page called Indian Football Team- For World CUP shared a video a few hours ago which shows a young boy named ‘Dennish’ from Manipur displaying immense football skills.The video:  The page wrote: “Check out the football skill of this Wonderkid from Manipur. That too at such a Young Age.Name: DennishWhat should be AIFFs role to nurture such talents ?In the video, credited to Inao Thokchom, we can see the left footed child prodigy effortlessly dribbling past players seemingly older than him with much ease.In a country as huge as India, we hope that youngsters like Dennish get the required training so that they can get a chance to shine and represent their country.Who knows, he could be the diamond in the rough that we failed to cultivate if we don’t show support to him from now.Read also: LALIGA LEADS THE WAY AS FRANCE TOP THE WORLDFIFA World Cup 2018: Most memorable momentslast_img read more


first_imgTare, who came into prominence with his inclusion as the Tare, who came into prominence with his inclusion as the reserve keeper for IPL side Mumbai Indians six years ago, described how he has gradually cemented his place in the Ranji side as the first choice keeper. “I enjoy playing four-day cricket. Ranji Trophy means a world to me. When I started, I never thought I would play Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. Discipline, hard work and dedication has brought me (to this level). T20 has upgaded my cricket. “MI gave me contract when I was 22 in 2010. I got to see and play with Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Shaun Pollock and a lot of great international cricketers. I got to know what standard I was at and what standard I need to be to do something substantial in my career. “I had (then) played only one Ranji Trophy game, a rain-affected game when Wasim Jaffer scored 150. I was dropped from the Mumbai team and then I was part of one-day and T20 teams,” he said. “My dream was to play Ranji Trophy. Even in MI, I was always the second wicket keeper. I lacked a lot of quality in my wicket keeping. I was fortunate in meeting (former India stumper and ex-chief selector) Kiran More who plays a major role in my wicketkeeping. T20 has changed me personally. “I learnt a lot of things, used the opportunity in sitting on the bench to become a better wicket keeper. Even in age group cricket, I was a second wicket keeper. After a lot of hard work, I got the chance to play for Mumbai and I am proud that in four seasons that I have played, we have won the Ranji Trophy twice – the highlight of my career (so far),” he added. PTI SSR ARS AH AH BASadvertisementlast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Grateful UAAP Final 4 stars rock Kyrie 6 ‘Manila’

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments UST star Rhenz Abando. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Entering the Final Four of the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament is usually a special achievement, be it for a first-timer or a veteran.These special occasions usually see players try to rock sneakers that would fit the moment and the likes of CJ Cansino, Rhenz Abando, and Wendell Comboy didn’t disappoint when they wore the yet to be released Kyrie 6 “Manila.”ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Super Cup: PH team shuts down PSL Sparkle ahead of Tsukuba U match Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’center_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Cansino and Abando, neophytes in the knockout stages, helped University of Santo Tomas trounced the graduating Comboy and Far Eastern University 81-71 in the stepladder game Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Kyrie 6 “Manila” is part of Kyrie Irving’s Preheat pack for his sixth signature shoe and the Manila colorway, together with 10 other city-based shoes, will hit retail shelves on Nov. 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAbando said wearing the shoes in his first Final Four was special for him and he described receiving the sneakers as if it was Christmas morning.“When I opened the package I was surprised that it had shoes inside it. I think this is a testament to my hard work this season,” said Abando in Filipino who had a near double-double of nine points, eight rebounds, and two blocks against the Tamaraws. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Cansino, meanwhile, doubled up on the Kyries when he wore “Manila” 6s in the first half and switching to the “Sandy Cheeks” Kyrie Low 2 that was part of the Spongebob Squarepants pack in the second.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Abando added that it’s humbling for him to be receiving perks at this stage of his career after growing up in La Union where he had little to no access to premium sneakers.“It’s really surprising because when I was in the province I never got this kind of sneakers and now it’s being given to me,” said Abando.Comboy, who won a title in his rookie year and appeared in the Final Four in all his years with FEU, said he feels blessed to have been given the chance to wear the sneakers days before its release.The “Manila” colorway will only be available in the Philippines while the global release of the Kyrie 6, not including the Preheat pack, is on Nov. 22 with the “Jet Black” edition starting the line.“It’s like we’re wearing Kyrie’s new signature shoes at the same time that he got his. I’m really blessed to have these,” said Comboy, who had eight points and seven rebounds in his exit game, in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysislast_img read more

Five Storylines to Watch this Season (Part 1)

first_imgJust three days from now, Oklahoma State will kick off the football season at Central Michigan.The offseason has consisted of one long hype train, and fall camp has done nothing to settle the high expectations going into this season. Here are five things you will want to keep an eye on as the season progresses.10. Can the offensive line return to form?Even if Adrian Peterson were lining up in the backfield, it wouldn’t do much good if the offensive line couldn’t hold up. “It’s difficult to average 4.5 yards per carry if you don’t have a back that can run away from somebody. It’s too hard to block everybody all the time. Those guys on the other side of the ball, in most cases, are more athletic than your offensive linemen,” Gundy said in a recent press conference. He’s right – if the offensive line doesn’t do their part, the running game will continue to struggle.9. How Gundy handles the mediaThe middle part of the season was an absolute disaster for fans, players, and I am sure the media as well. Gundy was not normal Gundy. And it wasn’t fun to watch.He seems rejuvenated this season, and he has a quiet confidence like he knows something we don’t. Realistically, it’s hard to project a 7-6 team bouncing back to go undefeated this season. If the Cowboys go through another rough patch, how will Gundy respond this time?8. Will Mason Rudolph command the offense?Rudolph is the guy with the big arm, high football IQ, and the unquestioned leader in the locker room. As Walsh’s understudy, just how much has he been able to soak up this offseason? In Rudolph’s first start at Baylor last year, the team huddled (!) and ran a slug version of the up-tempo we have all been accustomed to. With Rudolph holding the reigns firmly, will Gundy trust his young signal caller to speed things up? Keeping the defense on their heels is the goal, but keeping OSU’s defense fresh is equally as important. Finding the balance in between is where they should find success.7. Mike Yurcich’s development as OCIt’s easy to forget, but Yurcich could easily have been one Tyreek Hill punt return away from finding work elsewhere. I’m a big Yurcich supporter, but I don’t think he would have survived the offseason coming off a six game losing streak with the horrid numbers the offense put up.Yurcich does a great job recruiting talent, but his play-calling is what has been in question by some fans. As long as we don’t see halfback dive on 3rd and long this season, I’ll consider any improvement a success. I think this could be a “breakout year” for him, if coaches were ever to have one.6. The development of the defensive end positionOK, everyone knows the names Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean.Can you name the reserves?Probably not. That’s because OSU has several redshirt freshmen waiting in the wings. Trace Clark returns as a valuable backup with experience, but RS freshman Jordan Brailford should see the field plenty. Beyond that, redshirt freshmen Trey Carter and Jarrell Owens’ development will be important. If not for this year, for next year.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


first_imgATA staff Adam Collins and Kane Weekes spend their time working in the tournament control box and have volunteered their summary and highlights of day three of the 2004 Open/20 years NTL’s competition. From the Fish Bowl: “The big men from the bowl were left mesmerised after the third days play with overcast conditions and rain again playing a part, but not hindering the terrific skills and high level of sportsmanship that has been displayed throughout this year’s tournament. It all started with the acrobatic feats of Danielle Quayle from the Rebels Womens 20’s team who practically turned herself inside out to take a miracle ball and score a great touchdown. The triple somersault and a half Wodonga with tuck before catching the ball also impressed the big men from the bowl. Louise Winchester from the Mets Women’s Open was outstanding in all facets of the game in her quarter final against the Hornets and rates a mention for her athleticism, style and bandaged up touch shoe, just proving you don’t always have to look perfect to play this game. Then a great display of honesty by Tony Holznagel from the Razorbacks Mixed Open who after missing a player who scored had to convince the referee at the time that he in fact did not make the touch, with the touchdown then being awarded. Great displays of this magnitude have been on show so far this week and it is pleasing to see. See ya when we’re lookin’ at ya! Adam & Kane * * * * * * * * * * * * Mens Open- Grand Final: Sydney Mets def Brisbane City Cobras: 5-4 SF1: Sydney Mets def Gold Coast Sharks: 6-4 SF2: Brisbane City Cobras def Sunshine Coast Razorbacks: 8-7 (drop-off) Play-off for 5th/6th: Southern Suns def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 6-5 Play-off for 7th/8th: Sydney Scorpions def Sydney Rebels: 5-4 Play-off for 9th/10th: Hunter-Western Hornets def Barbarians: 7-3 Play-off for 11th/12: Northern Eagles def Crusaders: 4-3 Womens Open- Grand Final: Gold Coast Sharks def Brisbane City Cobras: 2-1 SF1: Brisbane City Cobras def Sydney Mets: 5-4 (drop-off) SF2: Gold Coast Sharks def Southern Suns: 8-2 Play-off for 5th/6th: Sunshine Coast Razorback def Sydney Rebels: 5-0 Play-off for 7th/8th: Southern Cross Barbarians vs Hunter-Western Hornets: 10-3 Play-off for 9th/10th: Tropical Queensland Cyclones def Crusaders: 6-5 (drop-off) Play-off for 11th/12th: Sydney Scorpions def Northern Eagles: 6-3 Mixed Open- Grand Final: Sydney Mets def Gold Coast Sharks: 8-3 SF1: Sydney Mets def Brisbane City Cobras: 12-2 SF2: Sydney Rebels vs Gold Coast Sharks: 5-2 Play-off for 5th/6th: Southern Suns def Sydney Scorpions: 6-5 Play-off for 7th/8th: Sunshine Coast Razorbacks def Southern Cross Barbarians 3-0 Play-off for 9th-11th: Tropical Queensland Cyclones def Hunter-Western Hornets: 4-3 Crusaders def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 6-3 Crusaders def Hunter-Western Hornets: 5-1 Mens 20 years- Grand Final: Sydney Mets def Southern Suns: 4-0 SF1: Sydney Mets def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 10-7 SF2: Southern Suns def Brisbane City Cobras: 5-2 Play-off 5th/6th: Sunshine Coast Razorbacks def Gold Coast Sharks: 3-2 Play-off 7th/8th: Northern Eagles def Crusaders: 7-5 Womens 20 years- Grand Final: Gold Coast Sharks def Southern Suns: 5-2 SF1: Southern Suns def Hunter-Western Hornets: 3-2 SF2: Gold Coast Sharks def Sydney Mets: 4-0 Play-off 5th/6th: Tropical Queensland Cyclones def Sydney Rebels: 3-2 Play-off 7th/8th: Sunshine Coast Razorbacks defeated Crusaders: 4-3 9th: Brisbane City Cobras Media Contact: Rachel Moyle, 042 223 3165last_img read more

ESPN’s College GameDay Will Be In Fort Worth For Week 1’s Alabama-Wisconsin Matchup

first_imgCollege GameDay promo for Alabama vs. Wisconsin.Vine/College GameDayEvery great college football Saturday starts with ESPN’s College GameDay, and today, the show revealed its first stop of the season. The crew will be heading to Texas for the week one neutral site game between Alabama and Wisconsin at AT&T Stadium.We’re headed to Fort Worth for Wisconsin-Alabama on Week 1!— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 3, 2015Announced here @cfbhall : @CollegeGameDay will open season at Ft. worth in @sundancesquare and continue on to #VaTech that Monday.— Keri Potts (@MsPotts_ESPN) August 3, 2015We’re not all that surprised by the choice. Alabama and Wisconsin are two of the nation’s premiere programs, and the game is one of the best of the week one slate. GameDay also announced its plans for December 12.It’s official: We’re going to Army-Navy on Dec. 12 for the final week of the regular season.— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 3, 2015 College football is almost here, everyone. Get excited.last_img read more

Ground-Breaking for Jamaica-Gansu Industrial Park Year-End

first_imgGround is scheduled to be broken in December 2018 for the Jamaica-Gansu special economic zone and industrial park in Nain, St. Elizabeth.Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, made the disclosure while providing an update on the project in the House of Representatives on June 27.Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), plans to invest over US$3 billion to undertake the development in Nain, where it operates the JISCO Alpart alumina refinery.The project, along with expansion works at JISCO, will bring overall investment of US$6 billion to the Jamaican economy and generate approximately 60,000 jobs.Minister Henry said that the phased development of the park and economic zone is slated to get under way in January 2019 and rolled out over the next two to eight years.He indicated that the timing of the project will be confirmed at the launch of the International Investment Conference and Expo in Dunhuang, China, in September.A Framework Agreement for the undertaking was signed in February, and approval was granted by China’s Central Government and the Gansu Provincial Government in March. “There is no question of the scale, the developmental scope and the economic imperatives of this project,” Mr. Henry said.Features of the project include a high-technology zone, economic and trade zones for manufacturing and processing, expansion and modernising of the applicable port and rail logistics facilities, research and development parks, community development, as well as urban rejuvenation and growth.The industrial park and special economic zone will focus mainly on fabrication, processing and assembly for export. The plans also include high-end industries and fabrication enterprises.It will integrate six main functions – processing and manufacturing, modern logistics, international trade, research and development, professional services; and urban support.last_img read more

Costamare Secures Loan Reports Strong Quarter

first_imgzoom Greece-based containership owner Costamare has entered into a loan agreement to finance the acquisition of 7,471 TEU containership, Maersk Kowloon.The 2005-built vessel was acquired in the previous quarter and commenced its 5-year charter to Maersk Line.The loan facility, agreed in August 2017 with an undisclosed European financial institution, will be repayable over 5 years, Costamare said.The company unveiled the financing deal as part of its financial report for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.Although its net income decreased for the nine-month period to USD 70.2 million from USD 92.7 million seen in the first three quarters of 2016, Costamare’s net income for the third quarter rose.The company ended the quarter with a net income of USD 24.1 million, compared to a net income of USD 20.6 million reported in the third quarter of 2016.In August and September 2017 the company sold the 1988-built container vessels Mandraki and Mykonos for demolition and recorded an accounting gain of USD 1.5 million.last_img read more

Le ministère souhaite aux élèves aux enseignants et au personnel un bel

first_img Les initiatives prévues pour l’année scolaire 2016-2017 incluent : élargir la prestation du programme des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires afin de permettre aux élèves de la 9e à la 12e année d’acquérir des compétences en matière de littératie financière, de préparation à la carrière et d’entrepreneuriat; offrir davantage de soutien en mathématiques et en littératie, au profit des élèves et de leurs enseignants; offrir un plus grand nombre de centres de la petite enfance, de sites du programme ÉcolesPlus et du programme Options et Opportunités, et de centres de métiers spécialisés; adopter une politique provinciale sur le code de conduite et de nouvelles normes pour les devoirs. Une nouvelle politique sur l’assiduité sera également mise en place à l’automne. Le public, y compris les enseignants et les élèves, peut actuellement contribuer à l’élaboration de cette nouvelle politique en répondant à un questionnaire en ligne au La date limite pour répondre au questionnaire est le 8 juillet. Les parents, les élèves, les enseignants et autres personnes qui souhaitent obtenir régulièrement des mises à jour et des renseignements sur les initiatives du Plan d’action peuvent s’inscrire sur le site Web ou s’abonner au compte @nseducation sur Twitter. « Félicitations aux élèves de toute la province qui ont travaillé très fort cette année, souligne Mme Casey. Je vous souhaite à tous un bel été en toute sécurité. » Le Plan d’action de la Nouvelle-Écosse en matière d’éducation peut être consulté au un nouveau programme d’études simplifié pour les élèves de 4e à la 6e année; plus de plafonds pour réduire la taille des classes; une stratégie améliorée sur les mathématiques; un nouveau cadre d’éducation au choix de carrière pour les élèves de la 4e à la 12e année. du perfectionnement professionnel pour les enseignants, y compris sur les classes à années multiples et sur la mise en œuvre progressive des nouvelles normes d’enseignement. Alors que l’année scolaire prend officiellement fin, la ministre et le personnel du ministère de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance souhaitent aux élèves, aux enseignants et au personnel un bel été en toute sécurité. « Je remercie les centaines d’enseignants et de membres du personnel du système d’éducation pour tout leur travail au cours de l’année, affirme Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Ensemble, nous avons apporté des changements considérables en classe pour aider un plus grand nombre d’élèves à atteindre leur plein potentiel, y compris des classes de plus petite taille, une nouvelle stratégie sur la littératie et l’introduction de la programmation informatique. » La deuxième année de mise en œuvre du Plan d’action de la Nouvelle-Écosse en matière d’éducation a débuté en janvier. Pendant l’année scolaire 2015-2016, le ministère a travaillé avec les enseignants et les conseils scolaires pour :last_img read more

Manitoba NDP pick rookie MLA author Wab Kinew as party and Opposition

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG – Rookie politician and Indigenous author Wab Kinew is the new leader of the Manitoba NDP who members hope will lead them back to power.Party members elected Kinew over veteran cabinet minister Steve Ashton as the province’s official Opposition leader in a vote of 728 to 253.Kinew, who is 35, went into Saturday’s vote with majority support among delegates elected in the province’s 57 constituencies who cast ballots at Saturday’s leadership convention.“It’s a new day for the NDP and it’s a new day for Manitoba,” Kinew declared to cheers following the vote. “This is a tremendous honour.”“I will take this role tremendously seriously and conduct myself with the greatest honour, integrity and honesty.”Kinew also went into the vote facing controversy over domestic violence charges that were stayed by the Crown in 2004 and only recently revealed.The complainant in that case, Tara Hart, went public this week and told The Canadian Press Kinew “flung” her across a room in the apartment they shared, which caused her to suffer severe rug burns.Kinew said he never hit or threw Hart.Kinew has also been convicted of assaulting a taxi driver and impaired driving _ decade-old offences for which he recently received pardons.“I am not the man I was,” Kinew told delegates before the vote with his wife, Lisa Monkman by his side.“To my two sons … be better than me. Be good men.”His only opponent, Ashton, had been using the revelations to try to swing delegates to his side up until the vote. He said Kinew’s history would make it harder for him to lead the Opposition New Democrats into the next election, slated for October 2020.“If Wab Kinew is elected leader, we run the risk of the next election being about Wab Kinew,” Ashton’s campaign team wrote in an email to party members this week.But Ashton did not criticize Kinew during his 30-minute speech before votes were cast Saturday. He focused his attention on Premier Brian Pallister’s Tories, who were elected last year.“Brian, if you’re actually watching … take a look around because we’re going to make you the next one-term Conservative premier,” Ashton said as he criticized Tory cuts to health care, changes to labour laws and a wage freeze being imposed on public-sector workers.But Ashton carried political baggage of his own.This was Ashton’s third run at the party leadership – the 61-year-old ran unsuccessfully for leader in 2009 and 2015 and lost his legislature seat in last year’s election.He was criticized by the provincial ombudsman for trying to circumvent normal contracting rules to buy flood-proofing equipment from a supplier who was a family friend and campaign donor.The ombudsman said civil servants were pressured in 2014 to not allow other companies to bid for the contract, an idea that was quashed by the Treasury Board.Political observers say Kinew’s victory gives the governing Progressive Conservatives a lot of fodder for attack ads. Kinew weathered some controversy in the last election over his criminal history, as well as social media posts, and homophobic and misogynistic rap lyrics.The New Democrats are choosing a replacement for former premier Greg Selinger, who stepped down after the party lost last year’s election to the Progressive Conservatives and saw 17 years in power come to an end.The NDP currently holds 13 of the 57 legislature seats.“I will carry forward the very important role of uniting the Manitoba NDP,” Kinew told the crowd.last_img read more

UN peacekeepers move in to clean up and secure poor district in

A contingent of Jordanian peacekeepers began yesterday’s operation in Cité Soleil, a low-income neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, with the help of 14 armoured vehicles, as well as trucks, tractors and water tankers. Peacekeepers from Ecuador and Chile later helped out.A UN spokesman in New York said the peacekeepers will maintain a visible presence in Cité Soleil to try to deter violence in a neighbourhood long wracked by crime, particularly involving armed gangs, and poverty.The MINUSTAH troops removed large piles of rubbish that have been obstructing road traffic and presenting a health threat to residents. They also distributed food and water to locals. read more

Google seeks to dismiss Gmail privacy lawsuit says it has right to

by Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press Posted Sep 5, 2013 4:47 am MDT SAN JOSE, Calif. – Google’s attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people’s Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.In a federal court hearing Thursday in San Jose, Google argued that “all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing.”The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 10 individuals, is expected to be certified as a class action and is widely seen as a precedent-setting case for other email providers.The plaintiffs say Google “unlawfully opens up, reads, and acquires the content of people’s private email messages” in violation of California’s privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes. The lawsuit notes that the company even scans messages sent to any of the 425 million active Gmail users from non-Gmail users who never agreed to the company’s terms.“This company reads, on a daily basis, every email that’s submitted, and when I say read, I mean looking at every word to determine meaning,” said Texas attorney Sean Rommel, who is co-counsel suing Google.And Rommel said “the data that’s being amassed by this company” could be used for more than just targeting advertising, although the parts of the lawsuit discussing what more Google might be doing with private information is currently under seal.“The injury is two-fold: the privacy invasion and the loss of property. Google is taking people’s property because they can get it for free as opposed to paying for it,” said Rommel.Judge Lucy Koh said she would consider Google’s request to terminate the case, but she said she is also interested in scheduling a trial for next year, indicating she is unlikely to dismiss. She did not say when she would decide.Scrutinizing Google’s privacy policy, Koh noted that it doesn’t specify that Google is scanning Gmail when it describes the type of information it’s collecting.“Why wouldn’t you just say ‘the content of your emails?’” she asked.Google attorney Whitty Somvichian said that the company is attempting to have a single privacy policy for all of its services, meaning it didn’t separately reference every single product.But he said it’s “inconceivable” that someone using a Gmail account would not be aware that the information in their email would be known to Google.Google has repeatedly described how it targets its advertising based on words that show up in Gmail messages. For example, the company says if someone has received a lot of messages about photography or cameras then it might display an advertisement from a local camera store. Google says the process is fully automated, “and no humans read your email…”“Users, while they’re using their Google Gmail account, have given Google the ability to use the emails they send and receive for providing that service,” Somvichian said in court. “They have not assumed the risk that Google will disclose their information and they fully retain the right to delete their emails.”Privacy advocates have long questioned the practice, and were closely watching the lawsuit.“In this Gmail case Google is trying to argue that its technology is exempt from privacy and wiretap laws. If they win, it will set a horrible precedent that they will try to apply to other Google technologies greatly threatening consumers’ privacy rights,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project director John Simpson said on Thursday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Google seeks to dismiss Gmail privacy lawsuit, says it has right to scan correspondence read more

NFL Week 16 Playoff Implications When Things Start To Shake Out

The Arizona Cardinals continue to get no respect. Despite an NFC best 11-3 record, Las Vegas has them as eight-point underdogs, at home, against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Similarly, our rankings, which are derived from point spreads, have the Cardinals pegged as just the 19th best team in the NFL. Their “generic points favored”1Generic points favored is what you would expect a team to be favored by against a league average opponent on a neutral field. is essentially zero.The Cardinals are, quite literally, average.Of course, this is largely a reflection of the Cardinals’ starting quarterback situation. Because of injuries to Carson Palmer and backup Drew Stanton, Arizona will start Ryan Lindley against the Seahawks defense. If Lindley and the Cardinals pull off the upset, power rankings, point spreads and “respect” become meaningless, at least when it comes to playoff positioning. A win for Arizona would not only clinch the NFC West title, it would also guarantee it the top seed in the NFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.A loss keeps the Green Bay Packers in contention for the top seed. Their opponent this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are in no hurry to win: As you can see in the table above, we’re simulating each team’s chances of getting the top pick in the NFL draft. The Buccaneers are in the lead.With their decisive Monday night victory over the Chicago Bears, the New Orleans Saints re-established themselves as the front-runner in the NFC South. They host the Atlanta Falcons this week in a game that is truly a must-win for Atlanta. A loss would eliminate the Falcons from the playoff race. Although not quite a must-win for New Orleans, the Saints’ chances of winning the division and making the playoffs would drop to 11 percent with a loss to the Falcons. The Carolina Panthers can also afford to lose this week, but a loss to the Cleveland Browns would drop their playoff chances to just 3 percent.As it stands, the probability that the NFC South winner finishes with a losing record is slightly better than 50 percent. And there is about a 1 percent chance that Carolina will win the division with a 6-9-1 record. As if that wasn’t unfair enough, the NFC South winner may also find themselves with a favorable draw in the first round of the playoffs. If Arizona loses this week, they will most likely finish as the fifth seed and face the fourth-seed NFC South winner in the wild card round. The third seed plays the sixth seed in the first round, and that sixth seed would probably be a much tougher opponent than the fifth seed. In the event of an Arizona loss, the most likely sixth-seed teams would be the Detroit Lions, Packers or Dallas Cowboys, all of whom place higher in our rankings than the Cardinals.While all four divisional races are undecided in the NFC, in the AFC, only the North remains up in the air. But with three teams still vying for the AFC North title, and an additional five teams in the wild card race, things are far from settled in the conference. The Miami Dolphins are clinging to a 0.2 percent playoff probability going into Week 16 and will need a lot of help to make it to the postseason. The best case scenario for every team is included in the graphic below, which also includes “top pick” chances for the teams lousy enough to have a shot. The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers will have a bigger impact on the Dolphins’ playoff chances than Miami’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens playoff chances actually improve with a Steelers victory over the Chiefs; this despite the fact that they are battling the Steelers for the division title. With 143 percent of playoff “swing” at stake, the Chiefs-Steelers game figures to be one of the most important matchups this week.At the top of the AFC, the picture is relatively certain. The New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos are virtual locks for the top two seeds and byes in the first round. The Indianapolis Colts’ fate as a third or fourth seed was effectively sealed in Week 11 with their loss to the Patriots. In the NFC, there are still five teams in contention for both the top seed and the bye week. As we mentioned above, a victory would guarantee the Cardinals the top seed. But a loss would drop their top-seed probability to just 7 percent — a swing of 93 percent.CORRECTION (Dec. 18, 9:23 a.m.): The initial version of the “Which Teams To Root For In Week 16” graphic included three instances where a game in one conference (e.g. a matchup between two NFC teams) affected the playoff odds of a team in the opposite conference. These effects are not statistically meaningful and have been removed.CORRECTION (Dec. 20, 2:13 p.m.): Because of a programming error, this analysis miscalculated the outcomes of “head-to-head sweep” tiebreakers involving multiple teams. This miscalculation had a large effect on the race for the top two NFC seeds and a smaller effect on the AFC wild card race. The interactives, tables and text have been updated. read more

Man released over death of Jason Saunders who was found beaten outside

first_imgONE OF THE two men arrested over the death 21-year-old Jason Saunders in Dublin has been released without charge.The 25-year-old man was arrested at about midday yesterday and was being held at Blanchardstown garda station until he was released this afternoon.Gardaí say that a file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Saunders was found outside the Cabra House Pub on Fassaugh Avenue at about 7:40 am yesterday after suffering what were described as serious injuries to his upper body.He was taken to Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.Gardaí recovered a golf club not far from where his body was found which has been taken away for analysis.A second 23-year-old man also held in connection with the killing remains in custody at Finglas Garda Station.Read: Two men arrested after death of man found outside Dublin pub >last_img read more

Radiothon for Greek Cultural Centre

first_imgConsidered by many to be the most ambitious cultural project outside Greece, the Greek Cultural Centre will make all of us proud of our heritage. The Cultural Centre will be located at the corner of Lonsdale & Russell Street and construction of the 15 storey building has already commenced. The centre will be the new ‘home’ of the Greek community and will feature a contemporary research centre, performance spaces, meeting and seminar facilities as well as exhibition spaces that will present the history of Australian Greek culture, language and heritage to the residents of Melbourne. During the Festival weekend a Radiothon will be held in conjunction with 3XY seeking your contribution and assistance towards the realization of the new Cultural Centre. Every donation helps towards building, so call 9662 2722 this weekend to ensure that you too are part of this unique project. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SPOILERS WWE RAW TV taping results from Sacramento to air on Christmas

first_img Twitter Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Facebook Google+ Ronda Rousey WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match WWE taped the following last night in Sacramento for next week’s RAW.WWE RAW taping results for December 24, 2018:* Elias def. Bobby Lashley in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight match. After the match, Elias poured eggnog all over Lio Rush.* Bobby Roode and Chad Gable def. The Revival to retain the RAW Tag Team Championships.* Finn Balor def. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match. Balor pinned Ziggler after a Coup De Grace. McIntyre tried to attack Balor after the match, but Ziggler took him out instead.* Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon def. Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke and Mickie James. After the match, The Riott Squad ran out and attacked Banks, Bayley and Moon.* Paul Heyman cut a promo to talk about WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. He sang a holiday song until Braun Strowan interrupted. Strowman promised to beat Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble.* Ronda Rousey def. Natalya to retain the RAW Women’s Championship. Rousey forced Natalya to tap to the armbar.* Heath Slater def. Jinder Mahal via DQ. The Singh Brothers interfered. Rhyno, dressed as Santa, ran out and hit a Gore on Mahal.* Seth Rollins def. Baron Corbin.Source: F4WOnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Drew Mcintyre Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events center_img Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Videos Articles WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Videos Articles Nikki Bella WhatsApplast_img read more

Suspects intentionally ram Vancouver police car during theft investigation

first_imgVancouver police say an officer was assaulted when suspects believed to be involved in a grocery store theft Sunday night rammed a police vehicle.Officers were called to the store near Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road around 9:10 p.m. Initial details gathered there indicated the suspects drove to an apartment building in the 2900 block of General Anderson Road.As officers were approaching the apartments, the suspects’ vehicle intentionally rammed a police car and then sped off, police said.“The suspect vehicle continued fleeing into Oregon, where local jurisdiction officers and deputies took over,” VPD said in a release. The suspects were arrested in Oregon, the release said.The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported that the pursuit ended on Interstate 5 near Stafford Road. Officers reportedly used a pursuit technique to push the fleeing vehicle off of the road.last_img read more

Hobby dispenses much joy

first_imgAlan Soles’ interest in Pez dispensers began small. He was perusing a garage sale when one of the plastic candy containers caught his eye. It reminded him of his childhood, and it was only 25 cents. “Twenty-five years later, I have 450,” Soles said of his Pez dispenser collection. It was on public display for the first time Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Antique and Collectible Show. “They’re just so fun,” the 56-year-old Portland resident added.Familiarity oozed from the lit-up display cases that featured Soles’ colorful dispensers. Characters from “Star Wars,” “Winnie the Pooh” and “The Wizard of Oz” topped several dispensers. Others featured Disney princesses, the face of Elvis Presley and even the GEICO gecko. “I had a lot of these, too, I remember,” Vancouver resident Donna Crawley said Sunday as she approached the Pez display cases.Soles’ collection is part of a hot trend among collectors right now: pop-culture nostalgia pieces for baby boomers, said Christine Palmer, the antique and collectible show’s manager. Other popular pieces include decorative items, such as furniture, prints and period lighting, estate and costume jewelry, and antique tobacco-related products, also called tobacciana. The antique and collectible show, which featured 400 booths, attracted an estimated 6,200 people to the Clark County Events Center at the Fairgrounds, Palmer said Sunday afternoon. The show also travels to Portland and Puyallup.last_img read more