Rafael Nadal withdraws from Basel ATP with knee problem

first_imgWorld number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said.With the ATP Finals coming up next month, Nadal said on his Facebook page he had made the decision to pull out of next week’s Basel tournament after getting medical advice.Nadal’s 16-match winning streak was ended in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday by world number two Roger Federer, who will now have the chance to make up some ground in the rankings chase.”I sadly announce that I have to pull out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, after seeing my doctor in Spain just after landing from Shanghai,” said Nadal on Tuesday.”I am suffering from an overstressing of the knee and the problems where already present at the tournament in Shanghai which now forces me to take a time off on advice of my doctor.”Nadal, 31, leads Federer by 1,960 points in the rankings but the 36-year-old Swiss can gain 500 points if he wins at Basel with another 1,000 up for grabs at the Paris Masters.Their battle for the year-end top spot could go down to the wire with the winner of the season-ending ATP Finals, which will be held from Nov. 12 to 19 in London, to receive up to 1,500 points.Nadal and Federer have each won six titles this year, splitting the four grand slams between them.last_img read more

Curry 1st Unanimous NBA MVP

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — From the jaw-dropping half-court heaves that somehow sink through the net to the dazzling drives and zippy passes from every which way, Stephen Curry’s desire to keep getting better while always trying to entertain at every stop has the Golden State superstar being mentioned right along with the best ever, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.And he just turned 28. There might still be so much more for the 6-foot-3, baby-faced point guard whose ability to make it on the big NBA stage was initially questioned by some.On May 11, Curry accomplished something those former greats never did: He became the first unanimous NBA MVP, earning the award for the second straight season after leading the defending champion Warriors to a record-setting season.“I never really set out to change the game. I never thought that would happen in my career,” Curry said. “What I wanted to do was just be myself. … I know it inspires a lot of the next generation, a lot of people who love the game of basketball to value the skill of it, value the fact that you can work every single day to get better. You’ve got to be able to put the time and the work. That’s how I got here, that’s how I continue to get better every single day.Curry is the 11th player in league history to be voted MVP in consecutive seasons and the first guard since Steve Nash in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Curry received 1,310 points from the 130 media voters from the U.S. and Canada.“I couldn’t imagine anybody not voting him first, and yet there always seems to be somebody who has to stand out,” Coach of the Year Steve Kerr said.Curry was followed in the vote by Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, LeBron James of Cleveland and Oklahoma City teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Curry’s teammate Draymond Green was seventh.Nash, Golden State’s player development consultant, was on hand to congratulate Curry.“It’s been weird, I haven’t had to say a word to him. It’s been the easiest job,” Nash said.Curry is the first two-time MVP in franchise history, and Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60) is the only other Warriors winner.After guiding Golden State to its first championship in 40 years, Curry & Co. took that success even further to finish with 73 regular-season wins to top the mark set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team that went 72-10.In a stunning overtime performance May 9, Curry showed exactly how he can take over a game in a matter of seconds. He returned from a sprained right knee to score 40 points — and 17 in overtime — in a 132-125 win at Portland to put his team up 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals.Curry was sore and fatigued but ready to go again.“He wants it,” Kerr said. “There’s no ulterior motive. He just wants to be better. That’s who he is.”Curry, now one of the most recognizable and popular athletes worldwide, was presented with his MVP trophy at Oracle Arena before trying to close out the series against the Trail Blazers at home May 11. His teammates were on stage to cheer the latest accomplishment in a long list of them.“He’s become one of the most popular athletes on the planet,” Kerr said. “People relate to him. They genuinely enjoy watching him play and admire his humility and just the way he carries himself. The impact he’s had on the game is really dramatic.”Curry averaged an NBA-best 30.1 points per game to go with 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds. He also led the NBA with 2.1 steals a game while shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 45.4 percent from 3-point range and 90.8 percent from the foul line.From the start of the season, Curry vowed to take his game to another level — and did he ever. Now, all that matters to him is staying healthy and leading the Warriors to another title.Curry understands, and even embraces, the constant scrutiny that comes with being an MVP and playing on a championship team.His pregame ballhandling routine alone draws huge crowds in every city, but it has been his long-range touch that has forced defenses to extend — and has kids and adults alike throwing the ball up from anywhere. He made a record 402 3-pointers after no player had previously even hit 300 in a season.“I want to be remembered as somebody that worked hard, that got the most out of my potential and talent and pushed the envelope,” Curry said.“I never really expected to change the game or spark a new way to play the game, because that’s the way I know how to play, and that’s what was in me when I started the game back when I was 5.”(JANIE McCAULEY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Würth: small 1:N transformer, robust and versatile in use

first_img Continue Reading Previous SEGGER: new microcontroller-based dual USB platformNext RTI: connectivity software Connext 6 for healthcare and autonomous systems The coupled power chokes product category from Würth Elektronik eiSos has a new entrant: “WE-MTCI SMT Multi-Turn Ratio Double Choke”. With WE-MTCI, the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components presents its smallest double choke yet (5030 package) with different winding ratios from 1:1.5 to 1:3. The magnetically shielded double choke with 0.8 kV isolation is specified for an operating temperature of -40 to +125°C.WE-MTCI is available in versions for rated currents from 0.45 to 0.95 A. The double choke is the ideal solution for buck/boost converters with regulated or unregulated output voltage. Isolated converter applications – such as flyback converters – with high packaging density are also areas of use, as well as step-up or step-down converters with auxiliary windings, as are auto-transformer applications. The WE-MTCI double choke is now available from stock in any quantities. You can request free samples.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Professional Touch Football Training Programs

first_imgPro Training Programs, together with Touch Football Australia (TFA), gives you the chance to train like the Australian national Touch Football teams.Pro Training Programs for Touch Football are written by TFA’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant. These training programs are scientifically designed for maximum Touch Football performance enhancement.Don’t waste weeks or months following a poor training program. What you do is more important than how you do it.So train like the professionals and get the most reward from your efforts at training!Touch Football-based Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning programs are now available to be purchased online, and can be found at the link below:Touch Football Training Related LinksTraining Programslast_img read more

FCS Jacksonville State Leads Auburn At The Half

first_imgjJcksonville State's Jenkins seen in game against Auburn.Twitter/@NickJuskewycz There were plenty of interesting possible upsets on the college football slate today, but we didn’t tab Jacksonville State over Auburn as one of them. However, the Gamecocks, who went 10-2 in FCS play last year, are half way to a stunning win at Jordan-Hare Stadium. They lead the Tigers 10-6 at halftime.Auburn and Jacksonville State traded field goals early on, but the Gamecocks’ quarterback Eli Jenkins threw an impressive touchdown pass to Josh Barge to take the lead in the second quarter.Jacksonville State currently leads 6th ranked #Auburn 10-6, late in the second quarter. #JSUvsAUB pic.twitter.com/B50kBpQDXD— CFB Nation (@UofCFB) September 12, 2015There is plenty of time life, but Auburn fans have to be concerned with how the team has come out against what should be an overmatched opponent.last_img read more

Ranveer Singh gifts fans his look as legendary cricketer Kapil Dev from 83 on birthday. See pic

first_imgRanveer Singh gifts fans his look as legendary cricketer Kapil Dev from 83 on birthday. See picRanveer Singh revealed his look as Kapil Dev from the sports biopic 83 on his 34th birthday. The film will release next year.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 09:28 IST Ranveer Singh revealed his look as Kapil Dev from the sports biopic 83 on his 34th birthday. The film will release next year.It’s Ranveer Singh’s birthday today and he took to Instagram to share a special gift with his fans. He revealed his look as Kapil Dev from the sports biopic 83.Ranveer captioned the photo, “On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE. KAPIL DEV.”Ranveer is currently in the UK, shooting for the film with Deepika Padukone, who will play the role of the legendary cricketer’s wife Romi Bhatia in the film. 83 shows the journey of Kapil Dev, a boy from Haryana, leading his team to victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.Earlier, Ranveer had posted a video where he was practising with the team of ’83, in order to step into the shoes of Kapil Dev. Before heading to the UK, Ranveer had stayed with Kapil Dev at his house in New Delhi for 10 days. He learnt about his personal as well as professional life.83, directed by Kabir Khan, revolves around India’s historic victory at 1983 Cricket World Cup, where the team defeated West Indies under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Former cricketer Balvinder Singh Sandhu trained Ranveer and other team members for the film.advertisementThe film will release on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | This is why Ranveer Singh stopped hugging Pankaj Tripathi on 83 setsALSO READ | 83: Pankaj Tripathi joins Ranveer Singh as manager of winning World Cup teamALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in ItalyGet 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 Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Kapil Devlast_img read more

Foreign Affairs Minister Welcomes Launch of Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

first_imgMinister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, has welcomed the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Programme.She said the initiative reflects the region’s determination to make the Caribbean the first climate smart zone, in pursuant of the first of 12 international commitments emanating from the One Planet Summit held in Paris in December 2017.Senator Johnson Smith was speaking at the official launch of the accelerator at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, on August 9.The Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister noted that as citizens of small-island developing states, and inhabitants of the second most disaster-affected region in the world “our dependence on key economic and climate sensitive sectors, such as tourism, agriculture and fisheries, brings our vulnerability into sharp focus.” “It is for this reason that building resilience must be of the highest priority for the Caribbean community. The accelerator is therefore a most timely venture and will respond to the innovative approaches which CARICOM Heads called for at their meeting in Montego Bay just last month,” she said.She argued that the region’s experience with natural disasters, reflected in gross domestic product (GDP) loss, infrastructural damage, and the impact on lives and livelihoods “dictate loudly why we must build and build back better and stronger.”Senator Johnson Smith said that the accelerator programme should benefit from the results of last year’s Caribbean Action 2030: Regional Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was held at the Mona campus of The UWI.“We created an important regional space to collectively monitor and evaluate the implementation of the SDGs and I’m confident that the results of that conference will directly complement the initiative being launched today,” Senator Johnson Smith said.So far, some 26 countries and more than 40 partners have joined the accelerator, which seeks to transform the region’s economy by fast-tracking sound public and private investment opportunities that support climate solutions for resilience, social development and broad-based growth for the Caribbean.The climate-smart zone will not only protect the region but create jobs and a new economy in climate-smart infrastructure.Core partners include the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, CARICOM, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).Over the next five years, the accelerator will create the right environment for private and public funds to flow into investments in clean energy, building resilience and climate-smart cities and healthy oceans.last_img read more

US ACTORS MAJOR TV NETWORKS AGREE TO LIMIT AUDITIONS IN HOMES HOTEL

first_imgThe largest U.S. actors’ union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors’ guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.SAG-AFTRA, which represents 160,000 actors, and management from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract that also includes an array of pay increases, the guild said in a statement. The deal is subject to approval by the guild’s board of directors next month.The networks and union agreed to language similar to that from the union’s own Guideline No. 1, issued in April, which called for an end to auditions, interviews and similar professional meetings in private hotel rooms or at private residences. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said at the time the goal was to eliminate the potential for “predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting.”The so-called casting couch has long been used by men seeking sexual favors from actresses in exchange for parts.The measures followed the industry outrage that resulted from news reports that numerous women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein denied the allegations.The Weinstein reports led to a wave of accusations against high-profile men in politics, the media and show business, transforming the U.S. conversation about sexual harassment and assault.Women told stories about how they had been harassed using the #MeToo hashtag on social media.The scrutiny of Weinstein led to criminal charges against the producer last month. On June 5, Weinstein pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court to charges of rape and sexual assault based on allegations from 2004 and 2013.© 2018 Reuters Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

UN tourism forum opens with call to capitalize on potential of industry

In an address to the 19th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), taking place in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Ms. Migiro said tourism has become one of the world’s most important economic sectors.In one third of developing countries, tourism is the principal export sector, and the industry has remained resilient in the face of the global economic crisis, she noted.”There is little doubt that responsible tourism has tremendous capacity to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” she said, referring to the series of globally agreed targets, such as halving poverty, halting environmental degradation, improving maternal health and ensuring universal education, all by 2015.Ms. Migiro, who is Tanzanian, said she had seen for herself the benefits that tourism can provide ever since she grew up in a village on the slopes of the renowned Mount Kilimanjaro, close to the Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro Crater.”Over the years I have seen how tourism has helped to change the face of this majestic landscape. Luxury lodges, paved roads and, yes, jobs. People from around the world have seen the wonders of my country — indeed the larger African continent — as well as its rich and diverse array of traditions and cultures. We have built bridges of understanding and appreciation. This is the great power of tourism.”The Deputy Secretary-General said that, despite the economic power of tourism, international donors and development finance institutions had not yet made the industry a priority area for either funding or engagement.”Nor is it high on the agenda of our sustainability policies. Let us work to change this so we can unlock the potential of tourism? I urge you to advocate on behalf of tourism’s potential to create jobs, attract foreign exchange, investment and know-how and stimulate local economies.”She stressed that tourism will only continue to prosper if it conforms to values such as freedom, equality, tolerance, respect for nature and respect for human dignity. 9 October 2011Calling on governments, donors and international financial institutions to “unlock the potential of tourism,” Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today hailed the industry’s ability to create jobs, stimulate economies and overcome poverty. read more

SkiDoo snowmobile maker BRP Inc files for initial public offering of shares

Ski-Doo snowmobile maker BRP Inc. files for initial public offering of shares by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2013 1:08 pm MDT MONTREAL – The maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles is launching an initial public offering.BRP Inc. says it is planning an offering of subordinate voting shares in the Quebec-based maker of snowmobiles, personal watercraft and all-terrain vehicles.The company said it believes the outlook for the industry is positive due to the improving economic environment, growth in new product lines and growth in international markets.“Things are reshaping after the crisis. We think people will want to renew with new technology and new vehicles, what not,” said Pierre Pichette, vice-president of communications and public affairs for BRP.In addition to Ski-Doo, BRP also makes Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Can-Am all-terrain vehicles and Evinrude outboard engines.BRP would not disclose how many shares it planned to sell or how much they would cost but said that information would be available in the coming weeks.BRP says it will also issue multiple voting shares to its current owners, who will continue to have significant influence over the company.The business was spun off from Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) in 2003 when it was sold to members of the Bombardier and Beaudoin families, U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital and the Caisse de depot for $960 million.The company is currently owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, the Beaudier group and the Caisse. Bain owns half the equity, the Beaudier group has a 35 per cent stake and the Caisse has 15 per cent.Beaudier Inc. is a family-owned company controlled by Laurent Beaudoin, who is a former CEO of Bombardier Inc. and a son-in-law of Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the Quebec inventor who founded the company.BRP says the timing of the IPO is to help the company pay down a US$146-million term loan that matures June 2013 and a US$510-million term loan maturing in June 2016.“We want to reduce our long-term debt,” said Pichette.The prospectus, which was obtained through DisclosureNet.com, also reveals that the company paid $376 million in special distributions on April 13 and plans to pay an additional $155 million in dividends to its current shareholders prior to closing the IPO.It expects to spend about $140 million on capital projects in the current financial year, primarily to tool up for new products.BRP said it does not anticipate paying any dividends on its shares after the offering.“The company currently intends to use its earnings to finance the expansion of its business and to reduce indebtedness. Any future determination to pay dividends on the shares will be at the discretion of the board of directors,” the company said.At the end of its financial year on Jan. 31, BRP had $542.4 million of cash including $444.8 million of net cash flows from its operating activities.The company earned $2.9 billion in revenue and a profit of $121 million in the financial year ended Jan. 31. That compared with a revenue of $2.65 billion and a profit of $83.5 million in the financial year ended Jan. 31, 2012.Based in Valcourt, Que., BRP has approximately 6,800 employees around the world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Online training development the focus of upcoming workshop

Many fields that once conducted training in writing or face-to-face with an instructor have instead migrated to online platforms.The lucrative business of online education — with an $180-billion market — will be the focus of an upcoming workshop hosted by Brock’s Centre for Digital Humanities.The event, held on campus Thursday, Jan. 17, will walk participants through the concept of developing online training that meets unique industry needs, while also exploring the growth of the online training industry and how its shifts have impacted the market.Led by training expert Michelle Dizon, “Packaging Knowledge: Online Training as a Product” will show participants how to create, package, maintain and bring to market a training product.A project manager with a master’s degree in Information Studies, Dizon manages a team of eLearning developers and LMS administrators at Security Compass, a software security company that offers professional advising and training in the field.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. in ST105.Spots can be reserved through ExperienceBU.This workshop is part of a weekly series offered by the Centre for Digital Humanities that is open to all members of the Brock community.The full listing of workshops can be found on the Centre for Digital Humanities’ ExperienceBU page. read more

Brock graduate student one of 11 finalists as Canadian 3MT competition begins

Brock graduate student Leslie Nash is one of 11 finalists in the inaugural Canadian 3MT competition now under way and sponsored by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS).Brock graduate student Leslie Nash is one of 11 finalists in the inaugural Canadian 3MT competition now under way and sponsored by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS).Nash came second at the Ontario finals held at McMaster University April 24.The video of her 3MT presentation at the provincial contest is now posted on the CAGS website along with videos of all 11 finalists from across the county. People are invited to watch the presentations and vote for a People’s Choice Award winner. The contest voting will continue until June 2.Based on the videos from the regional competitions, a national winner will be selected by a judges panel that includes Nobel laureate Dr. John Polanyi, journalist Kady O’Malley and former CAGS President (2010) and Dean of Arts / Professor of History at University of Waterloo, Doug Peers. Judging is based on entrants’ communication skills, their ability to engage in the audience and their mastery of the topic.Winners will be announced June 12. In addition to a cash prize, the national champion will attend the CAGS Annual Conference in St. John’s, Nfld.Nash is a master’s student in Applied Health Sciences. Her research, supervised by Prof. Wendy Ward, focuses on assessing how tea flavonoids manipulate mineralization in human bone cells, in hopes to identify dietary strategies for prevention and management of osteoporosis.“I decided to take part in the 3MT because it’s very different from presenting at conferences. I changed my 3MT script many times as I prepared for the contest. I had to think carefully about how to explain my research in a clear and concise message and how to break down the science in a way that a general audience could understand. So the 3MT has been a great opportunity for me to work on those communication skills.”The 3MT concept has had widespread international popularity since it was developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. In Canada, UBC ran the first university based competition in 2011. In 2013, 16 Ontario universities sent representatives to the inaugural Ontario competition. This year’s regional competitions were a popular success. And Western University has already been chosen as the location for the 2015 Ontario regional competition.“CAGS supports the 3MT challenge because is it a great skill-building opportunity for graduate students,” CAGS executive director Sally Rutherford said. “It is also a public showcase of the importance and relevance of graduate studies – a theme CAGS has been working hard to promote.” read more

NHS agrees to fund drug for children with incurable Batten disease after High

“We are in talks with Nice as to what happens next. We thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts.”Prince Harry met Ollie on a private visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in 2017. Samantha Barber, chief executive of the Batten Disease Family Association, said: “Today’s announcement will be a huge relief to all those families affected who have fought night and day for this outcome.”Brineura offers real hope for these children and the priority now must be to ensure all those who need it get access as soon as possible.”While we recognise the efforts made on both sides to reach this agreement, the reality is that it has taken nearly two years to get to this point.”The human cost of this delay and the anguish caused cannot be underestimated and we hope that efforts will be made to help others avoid this heartache in the future.”For now, we are absolutely delighted with this decision, which is a critical step forward in improving the lives of children affected by this devastating condition.”Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: “This is another concrete step towards ensuring NHS patients with rare conditions get access to important new treatments. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Prince Harry Great Ormond Street Hospital Visit It usually starts in childhood, with an estimated 25 to 40 children living with the condition in England.NHS England said cerliponase alfa would be offered to sufferers not currently receiving treatment by Christmas at the latest.In February, the parents of a brother and sister with Batten disease said they were “devastated” their treatment would not be funded by the NHS.Ollie and Amelia Carroll, aged eight and six, from Poynton, Cheshire, have the condition and their parents were given permission to seek a judicial review.On Wednesday their parents said: “We are in utter shock right now… we sit in tears with the news that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have now recommended the only treatment for Batten disease to children in England. The NHS has agreed to fund a drug for children with a rare degenerative disease – weeks before families were due to go to court.Two sets of parents of children with Batten disease had been prepared to take their fight for the drug cerliponase alfa (Brineura) to the High Court.NHS England announced on Wednesday that an agreement on price had been struck with the drug’s manufacturer Biomarin.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) had previously said it could not be certain the drug was value for money.Batten disease is an incurable illness which affects the nervous system, causing seizures, visual impairment, mobility loss and early death. Prince Harry with Ollie Carroll who suffers from Batten diseaseCredit:Family Handout/PA “Over recent months there’ve been a series of successful deals as NHS England works closely with the life sciences sector to make life-changing new drugs available for haemophilia, MS, rare cancers and other conditions.”Coming after extended negotiation, the new deal reached today is a reminder that in order to succeed, companies must be flexible and realistic, because the NHS in England cannot and will not simply write blank cheques at taxpayers’ expense.”Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “I’m absolutely delighted this new treatment will be funded by the NHS, giving families dealing with the devastating impact of Batten disease renewed hope for a better quality of life for their child. Through our Long Term Plan, we want all patients to have access to the most pioneering, value for money medicines – this is a great example of how we can work with industry to get treatments to patients as quickly as possible.” read more

Kiril Lazarov about WCh 2013 draw – Group B It all depends

Macedonian star, Kiril Lazarov (32) is satisfied with Group B at WCh 2013 in Sevilla, where his NT will face with Denmark, Iceland, Russia, Chile and Qatar.– If we know that we were drawn from Pot 2, we couldn’t be so happy with the rivals. Positive side of the draw is that with Russia and Iceland we have positive scores in the past. Despite of that, we have to respect them as the TOP handball nations. The most important thing will be our access to the Championship. Good condition and organisation from the side of our Federation will be also decisive for our success – says Kiril Lazarov on his official website. ← Previous Story Youth handball Camp Z23 in Budva met the expectations! Next Story → Scandinavia Open: Serbia and Denmark in the Final! Kiril LazarovSevilla handballWCh 2013 Spain read more

HP prêt à lancer des ultrabook pour concurrencer le MacBook Air dApple

first_imgHP prêt à lancer des “ultrabook” pour concurrencer le MacBook Air d’AppleLa firme informatique pourrait bientôt lancer au moins deux modèles d’ultrabook, des PC à l’épaisseur minimale censés concurrencer le MacBook Air.Apple ne va peut-être bientôt plus être seul sur le segment des ordinateurs portables ultra-fins, qui ne dépassent pas les 20 millimètres d’épaisseur. Selon le site Digitimes, relayé par Le Nouvel Obs, HP va produire le concept d’ordinateur “ultrabook” imaginé par Intel, qui repose sur la plateforme Sandy Bridge permettant de réduire considérablement la taille des composants qui le compose.Combinaison des performances d’un PC portable et de la finesse d’une tablette tactile, deux modèles seraient pour l’instant à l’étude. Ils devraient être équipés de processeurs doubles coeur Intel Core i7-2677 M (1.8GHz) et i7-2637 M (1.7GHz). HP rejoindra ainsi Asus, qui a annoncé la sortie d’un ultrabook similaire l’automne prochain. Le MacBook Air d’Apple va avoir une sérieuse concurrence. Le 14 juillet 2011 à 09:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Juniper augmente son arsenal antihackers en acquérant Mykonos

first_imgJuniper augmente son arsenal antihackers en acquérant MykonosMykonos a développé une solution d’Intrusion Deception System, c’est dire un piège à hacker, et Juniper Network vient de s’offrir les deux pour 80 millions de dollars.Fondé en 2009, l’éditeur en sécurité Mykonos a perdu sa liberté mercredi soir en étant racheté par l’équipementier réseau Juniper. Celui-ci présente le software qu’il vient d’acquérir comme seule solution du marché capable de détecter un pirate avant que son attaque ne soit en cours. Elle viendra renforcer ses propres systèmes de sécurité, et devra prouver qu’en situation réelle, face à l’ingéniosité des Hackers, elle parvient à rester indétectable.Le « Intrusion Deception System » est capable de retourner de fausses informations aux pirates qui tenteraient de s’introduire sur un serveur Web, et ainsi de faire échouer l’attaque. Elle aide aussi à leur localisation. « Nous interceptons leurs scans puis leur retournons plein de fausses valeurs », expliquait en janvier le fondateur de Mykonos Software à Clubic. C’est en fait un genre d’appât, qui attire le hacker pour mieux le piéger en temps réel. Juniper veut associer la technologie de Mykonos Software à sa « protection forte contre les attaques connues » pour protéger contre « les attaques zero day et les menaces avancées persistantes (APT) », pour la protection des terminaux, des applications, des réseaux et des infrastructures de Cloud Computing.Le 23 février 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jagan Mohan Reddy demolishes Chandrababu Naidus empire

first_imgJagan Mohan ReddyFacebookYSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has demolished the empire of TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu, with his party members leading in 150 Assembly seats and 19 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh.Andhra Pradesh went for Assembly and Lok Sabha elections on April 11. In this polling, 319 candidates contested Lok Sabha elections, while 2,118 candidates were in the race in the Assembly polls. The state has a total of 3.93 crore eligible voters out of which 3.13 crore people cast their votes. It recorded 79.88 per cent voter turnout, which is 1.92 per cent higher than 2014 elections.The counting of votes for Assembly and Lok Sabha elections began at 8 am on Thursday. Jagan Mohan Reddy and YSRCP members are leading in 150 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, while the TDP and Jana Sena trail behind with 24 and 1 leads, respectively. The YSRCP is leading in 19 Lok Sabha seats, while the TDP is eyeing six constituencies.With this, the celebrations have already begun in the office of YSR Congress party (YSRCP/YCP). His supporters are cheering and distributing sweets. The atmosphere is surcharged with the slogans of ‘CM Jagan’ and ‘Bye Bye Babu.’ Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to become the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has been flooded with the congratulatory message on social media.Followers n supporters in front who of #YSRCP Chief n would be CM #JaganMohanReddy residence, Tadepally #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/7lop1GuSU3— Nellutla Kavitha (@iamKavithaRao) May 23, 2019Andhra Pradesh- I am at YSRCP Party office in Tadepalli. Celebrations have begun here already. Supporters cheering, distributing sweets and slogans of ‘CM Jagan’ and ‘Bye Bye Babu.’ #AndhraPradesh #AndhraPradeshElelctions2019 #Election2019Results #YSRCP #TDP pic.twitter.com/cxNxoyKUxc— Mohd Lateef Babla (@lateefbabla) May 23, 2019last_img read more

Taapsee Pannu takes a jibe at Kangana Ranaut using Rangolis sasti copy

first_imgKangana Rananut, Taapsee Pannu, Rangoli ChandelInstagramTaapsee Pannu may not want to indulge in any kind of argument with Kangana Ranaut or her sister Rangoli Chandel who had called her a ‘sasti copy’ of Kangana. But the Manmarziyaan actor couldn’t stop herself from taking a sly dig at the Ranaut sisters when a news publication termed Taapsee as the real queen of Bollywood.As soon as Taapsee came across the article which featured a juxtaposed image of her and Kangana, she replied to the tweet saying, “Arre arre! Aise mat boliye. Queen unhi ko rehne dijiye nahi toh phir copy kehlaugi, main ek actor his sahi hu bas aise hi mera sath dete rahiye. dhanyawad (Please don’t say like that. Let her [Kangana Ranaut] be the queen or else I’ll be called a copy again. I am happy being an actor. Just keep supporting like this. Thank you).”It all started when Taapsee took to Twitter to laud the trailer of Judgemental Hai Kya and didn’t mention anyone’s name (especially Kangana Ranaut’s name) in her appreciation tweet.”This is so cool!!!! Always had high expectations out of this one n this looks so worth it ! #JudgementallHaiKya,” Taapsee had tweeted.However, Rangoli had shot back at Taapsee for not praising Kangana in her tweet and went on to call her a ‘sasti copy of Kangana’.”Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer, last I heard Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy (sic),” Rangoli had tweeted.While Taapsee chose to remain calm and quiet, director Anurag Kashyap had jumped to her defense. He told Rangoli that her tweet was in a very bad taste and looked really desperate for people’s appreciation.Later, when Taapsee was asked to comment on Rangoli’s insulting words, she said that she has decided not to react on Rangoli’s demeaning statements against her adding that she genuinely had no time to spare for it.last_img read more

Ecigarettes may cause wheezing in adults

first_imgPeople who use electronic cigarette are nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to those who do not regularly use tobacco products, a study has found. Wheezing, which is caused by narrowed or abnormal airways, is often a precursor to other serious health conditions such as emphysema, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, heart failure, lung cancer and sleep apnea. The findings, published in the journal Tobacco Control, are consistent with past research that shows emissions from electronic cigarette aerosols and flavourings damage lung cells by generating harmful free radicals and inflammation in lung tissue. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The take-home message is that electronic cigarettes are not safe when it comes to lung health,” said Deborah J Ossip, a professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in the US. Electronic cigarettes are extremely popular in the US Data from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that close to 13 per cent of US adults have tried electronic cigarettes and nearly 4 percent currently use them. Although electronic cigarettes are marketed as a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking, many concerns remain related to the long-term health consequences of vaping. Researchers from URMC analysed data from more than 28,000 adults in the US who took part in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. After adjusting for age, gender, race/ethnicity, body mass index, and other factors, adult vapers were 1.7 times more likely to experience wheezing.last_img read more

Amazon Partfinder checks PC component compatibility

first_imgAmazon Partfinder checks PC component compatibility by Martin Brinkmann on December 02, 2018 in Hardware – 11 commentsOne of the things that PC users have to make sure when they shop for new hardware for their devices is that the new hardware components are compatible with the device.It is quite difficult for people who are not very tech-savvy to determine if a component, e.g. a video card, memory, or processor, is compatible with a PC.Information is found in a variety of places, e.g. the motherboard manual or the manufacturer’s website.Amazon launched an option on its website recently that customers may use to find out if a PC component is compatible with their device or another component.An Amazon Partfinder is displayed at the top of the page if Amazon enabled it for the component.You may use the widget to select a brand and model, e.g. a motherboard brand and model, or a PC manufacturer and model name of the PC, to determine whether the component is compatible with it.Amazon may suggest that it is compatible, that it is not, or may tell you that it has no information on compatibility.You may click on a link to display a list of compatible components that match your query. If you look at RAM, Amazon will display compatible modules for the selected device or part.Partfinder works only for devices that have model numbers; you may select a prebuilt PC or laptop, or a component such as a motherboard. The list is limited to what is available on Amazon and it is quite likely that you may run into issues finding certain models or components.You cannot use the tool at this point in time to create a list of compatible parts if you plan to build a PC on your own. You could pick a main component, e.g. the motherboard, and check other components to ensure that they are compatible.PC users who want to build their own rig might want to stick with PC Part Picker for now or other services, e.g. Alternate’s option to build a compatible system in Germany.It is still recommended to double-check the suggestions to make sure that Amazon’s assessment is correct.Closing WordsI don’t know how popular Amazon is when it comes to buying all parts to build a PC rig from scratch. I never met anyone who did that; all prefered PC-specific vendors, e.g. Newegg, instead. Amazon seems popular when it comes to certain PC parts, e.g. a new Solid State Drive or a computer monitor though.Now You: Would you use Amazon’s Partfinder tool? (via PC Gamer)SummaryArticle NameAmazon Partfinder checks PC component compatibilityDescriptionAmazon launched an option on its website recently that customers may use to find out if a PC component is compatible with their device or another component.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more