Roberto Carlos to curl it for Delhi Dynamos FC in Indian Super League

first_imgBrazilian legend Roberto Carlos may soon bend it for the Delhi Dynamos FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). Insiders say the 2002 World Cup winner has been approached by the DEN Network-owned franchise to be their coach for the next season.Carlos, who was the coach of Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor last season, is no longer contracted with any club. Though officially the team owners are silent on the issue, Carlos is most likely to replace Harm van Veldhoven as the Dynamos coach.”We have approached many reputed names but nothing is certain as of now,” Gaurav Tikoo, general manager, brands, DEN Network, told MAIL TODAY. For all the eight ISL teams, June 30 is the last date to announce the names of the marquee players and managers.The 42-year-old also had an offer from Qatar club Al-Arabi and was rumoured to have signed for them. But the club has officially denied the development on their website on June 2, which leaves Carlos free.Known as one of the finest dead-ball specialists, Carlos has played in three World Cups with Brazil finishing runnersup in 1998 and champions in 2002. He hung his boots in 2012, after having competed for European giants like Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Fenerbahce. He won three UEFA Champions League titles and four La Liga titles with the Real Madrid. However, the left-back’s most famous moment came at the 1997 Tournoi de France when he curled in a 38-yard free kick against France. The goal is considered by many as the bestever free kick in modern times.advertisementlast_img read more

Super Bowl 2019: New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win their…

first_imgAdvertisementNever bet against Tom Brady!New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia to win the Super Bowl for the record sixth time as the dynasty lives on.This win has taken Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick into a whole another level in terms of legendary status. This is their sixth Super Bowl win together. Patriots won their first super bowl in 2002.Even LeBron James acknowledged Tom Brady as the GOAT.Brady the 🐐!! 💍💍💍💍💍💍.— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 4, 2019The game however, wasn’t the most pleasant to watch as fans complained this edition of the super bowl to be very boring. This was also the lowest scoring game in super bowl history.The score was 3-3 at the end of the third quarter, it was in the fourth quarter where the game changed in the favour of the Patriots when Sony Michel rammed himself into the endzone to score a touchdown and give Patriots the lead.Then a 41-yard field goal by Gostkowski sealed the victory for the Patriots with just 1:12 remaining on the clock.Tom Brady and @Edelman11, you and the New England Patriots just won the #SuperBowl. What are you going to do next?— Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) February 4, 2019“It probably won’t sink in for a very, very long time,” Brady said. “I’m just so blessed to play with the best teammates through the years from our ’01 team and all the way through now. I love all those guys. That’s what makes this special, man. It’s a brotherhood. All these relationships are so important in my life, and I can’t cherish it enough. It’s going to be a celebration tonight.”ALSO READ:NBA Recap, 1/2/19 – LeBron marks return with win over Clippers Advertisementlast_img read more

Brilliant Liverpool blitz ends City’s unbeaten run

first_imgLiverpool 4 Manchester City 3: Klopp’s men beat City and the Coutinho blues Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 02:00 1/15/18 Liverpool - cropped Getty Images Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all on target as Liverpool beat Manchester City 4-3. Liverpool left Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League record in tatters with a thrilling 4-3 win over the leaders.Anfield has long provoked a sense of dread for City, who last won at the Merseyside ground in May 2003, and they collapsed under an unsustainable weight of individual errors as Liverpool ran amok after half-time.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produced a midfield performance to thrill the Liverpool faithful in the wake of Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona and opened the scoring with an excellent ninth-minute opener on an afternoon of high-class finishing.Leroy Sane thrashed a shot beyond Loris Karius at the near post to draw City level five minutes before half-time and Jurgen Klopp’s choice of goalkeeper might have come in for greater scrutiny had the three attacking stars Coutinho left behind not sparkled at the other end.Roberto Firmino’s 10th Premier League goal of the season arrived courtesy of a deft finish in the 59th minute and Sadio Mane added a third 126 seconds later, having found time to hit the post in between.City were a mess as Mohamed Salah completed a dizzying spell of three goals in nine minutes and, although Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan set up a grandstand finish, Liverpool deservedly inflicted a first defeat upon Pep Guardiola’s side in 23 top-flight games this season.We all know what happened next…Take a bow, @22mosalah.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 14, 2018Salah recovered from a hamstring injury as expected to line up in the Liverpool attack and John Stones got across well to block a shot from the Egypt star after Firmino and Mane tested City’s high defensive line in the fourth minute.Raheem Sterling went down softly in the area and was predictably booed by the Anfield faithful, who were soon sent into raptures by Oxlade-Chamberlain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player There appeared to be little danger when the former Arsenal man collected a loose ball 30 yards from goal but he glided effortlessly past Fernandinho before arrowing a brilliant drive across Ederson and into the bottom left corner.The visitors were struggling to assert themselves as an attacking force but Sergio Aguero was just shy of finding a decisive touch on the end of Kevin De Bruyne’s delicious 20th-minute cross.City’s task became steeper when Fabian Delph limped off with an apparent knee injury after half an hour. The left-back’s replacement, Danilo, was promptly outmuscled by Oxlade-Chamberlain, who saw Firmino head an inviting cross wide at the near post.Liverpool appeared to be closing in on a second before the increasingly ragged league leaders were roused by Sane’s exquisite talent.The Germany winger chested down Kyle Walker’s searching pass, darted inside Joe Gomez, skipped beyond a squared-up Joel Matip and clattered a strike past Karius at his near post as Gomez slid in vain.FULL TIME | We fight till the end! #lfcvcity4-3— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 14, 2018Nicolas Otamendi headed against the top of the crossbar from a Sane corner early in the second period, although such signs of encouragement for City would soon be smashed to pieces.Ederson saved sharply from Salah but was then left exposed by Stones, the centre-back misjudging Oxlade-Chamberlain’s throughball and allowing Firmino to get goal side and clip a delicate finish beyond his countryman.Mane then rattled the post with City’s defence reeling but the Senegal international made no mistake in the 61st minute, clattering into the top corner.Salah passed unselfishly on that occasion and could scarcely believe his luck when an utterly scrambled City were harried into a series of defensive mistakes, culminating in Liverpool’s top scorer lifting a marvellous finish into an unguarded net from 40 yards as Ederson languished in no-man’s land.Guardiola’s men remain 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League and such advantages are not built without considerable reserves of courage.Silva was a lively introduction from the bench and converted after Gundogan’s 84th-minute shot was blocked. The Germany international then controlled and finished tidily in stoppage time but Liverpool held on to let a shaft of light into the title race.Key Opta stats: – Liverpool inflicted Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat since last April against Chelsea, bringing an end to their 30-game unbeaten run.- Pep Guardiola has lost five matches against Jurgen Klopp in his managerial career, more than against any other manager.- Manchester City’s run of 22 matches unbeaten from the start of the season can be bettered by only two teams in Premier League history – Arsenal in 2003-04 (38 games) and Man Utd in 2010/11 (24 games).- Liverpool have scored 85 goals in all competitions this season, just seven shy of the tally they managed in the entirety of last season (92).- Leroy Sane has had a hand in 16 Premier League goals this season (7 goals, 9 assists), exactly double the number he was involved in during last season (8).- Mo Salah has scored 24 goals and assisted another seven in 30 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season.- This was Manchester City’s first 4-3 defeat in the Premier League since they lost to Manchester United by that scoreline in September 2009.  read morelast_img read more

Touch Shorts

first_imgIn this edition, find out how the South Australia Heat’s session at Port Adelaide Football Club went, as well as information about the 2011 Australian Masters Games which will be held in Adelaide in October. To view, please click on the attachment below.Related Filestfsa_newsletter_august_2011-pdflast_img

The part about the attempted suicide VII

first_imgFULL SPECIAL REPORTBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsMichael Chamas said he met Nicolas Anthis and Daniele Guarino on a Tuesday in the lobby of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, Italy.The hotel is a renovated 15th Century convent near Milan’s financial and shopping districts.Anthis carried an upscale shopping bag with more than 300,000 euros inside. He handed it to Chamas, who in turn gave it to his driver to put in the hotel room. The men then went to a restaurant before moving on for some drinks to cap the night.The next morning, Sept. 19, 2007, Chamas and his driver drove back to Switzerland in a Mercedes. The car was stopped by Swiss customs agents at the Brogeda-Chiasso border crossing.They took the men’s passports and asked the driver to park the car.“I said have 300,000 euros with me from this guy who owed me money,” said Chamas. “They say, ‘we cannot let you go, we have to verify.’ All of a sudden we see police come in and (they) say ‘you are under arrest to make sure you are not laundering.’”Chamas was arrested by police from the Swiss canton of Ticino. They suspected him of money laundering because he did not have the proper documentation detailing the source of the money, according to a copy of the Swiss police report obtained by APTN National News.The customs agents took the euros, 29 credit cards and a file Chamas carried on the Laurentian Bank.Swiss authorities also froze $2 million US in one of his UBS Bank of Zurich accounts. Most of the money in the account originated from Canada, according to Swiss investigators who relayed the information to the RCMP.Chamas was transported to Ferrera, which is about 130 kilometres north of the Swiss-Italian border, according to the report.The report noted that he had three companies in Switzerland, Fidelis Group Holding, Fidelis Trust and Equitycap.Police also discovered that he had previously been part of company with a convicted money launderer named Edoardo Morandi and they wanted to investigate the relationship.Chamas had also been investigated in France for suspected fraudulent activity, the report said.Chamas said the RCMP contacted French police in the mid-1990s after he left Canada for a short time and authorities launched an investigation.Chamas said he spent the first night in a cell with a “crazy” guy accused of murder. The next morning he said he was questioned and then put in another cell by himself.Chamas said he was questioned in a room with a one-way mirror covering one wall. He said the police interrogator asked him about his business dealings in Canada, Dubai and other parts of the world like Venezuela.Chamas said he faced the same routine for two weeks. Every morning he was taken from his cell and questioned until about 5 p.m.Throughout his questioning, the interrogator would often be interrupted by calls to his cell phone. The interrogator would then leave the room and Chamas said he would overhear a conversation with someone named “Mark.”Sometimes the interrogator would return and abruptly change his line of questioning after these phone calls.“It was always Mark, Mark,” said Chamas. “He would never ask me (anything) without going to talk to this guy Mark.”Chamas said he believes Mark was an RCMP officer working on the Operation Cancun file and tracking Guarino and Anthis, who were both under surveillance.The daily interrogations took a psychological toll, said Chamas.One night, Chamas said he asked for a pencil and wrote a suicide note to his wife and children on the back of the piece of paper outlining the allegations against him of money laundering.Among the hundreds of documents seized by police when they raided Chamas’ house on March 26, 2008, was a five-page suicide letter dated Sept. 21, 2007, court records show.He said he then tried to attach the bed sheet to the window in his cell to hang himself.“I put a chair up to it,” he said. “They saw that…they took me and beat the hell out of me and put me in an isolated cell with no windows, nothing.”Chamas said he then started to bang his head against the wall and refused to eat. He said he was injected with an unknown substance.“They were (injecting) me all the time,” said Chamas.Anthis eventually provided Chamas’ lawyer with documentation on the source of the money which was Anthis’ bank account, he said.He was released On Oct. 4 and ordered to pay a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs, according to the RCMP affidavit used to obtain the search warrant on Chamas’ house in Lorrain, Que., on March 26, 2008.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

Woman Wearing Burqa Skirt Shocks Casablanca Festival

Rabat – In black stiletto heels, fishnet stockings, and a mid-knee burqa, a woman was caught on camera during Casablanca’s Boulevard festival, stirring up the curiosity and shock of viewers.The Boulevard festival is well-known for giving space to artistic and self-expression, but never has it seen a woman wearing a mini-burqa.After letting social networks speculate about the identity and purpose of mini-burqa wearer, director Hicham Lasri solved the mystery on his Facebook account. “For those who did not understand, this is part of my new project,” he wrote. “After ‘Bissara Overdose,’ ‘No Vaseline’ fatwa and the rest, a new project [named] ‘Girl Power Hypra Feminist and Women Celebration.’ It is a response to these sordid stories of bus, rape and macho stupidity.”The film maker sarcastically added, “Long live the Morocco of tomorrow and if an idiot tells me that I am conveying a negative image of Islam, I will send Nikita, Leon and Predator to deal with him.”Lasri finished his post by telling his followers, “Stay tuned, a film/music trilogy is coming soon.” read more

Religious leaders add their voice to UN drive to end violence against

25 September 2008Religious leaders from Africa, Asia and North America pledged today to help end one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world by signing on to the “Say NO to Violence against Women Campaign,” organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Representing such diverse faiths as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam, the leaders added their voice to an ever-growing list of governments, civil society groups and individuals who want to eliminate a scourge that affects as many as one in three women and girls. “Violence against women and girls is a crime and an internationally recognized human rights violation – stopping it is one of the great challenges of our time,” said UNIFEM Executive Director Inés Alberdi. “Engaging religious leaders and communities of faith is essential to weaving a fabric of equality and respect for all persons, their potential, and their right to live a life free from violence,” she added. The leaders who joined the campaign are all members of Religions for Peace – the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition – which today launched a new partnership with UNIFEM to engage communities of faith around the world to lead efforts to end violence against women. “People of faith around the world believe that it is a moral responsibility to end violence against women,” said Dr. William F. Vendley, Secretary-General of Religions for Peace. “While religious traditions vary, it is clear that religious men and women around the world are increasingly convinced that their respective traditions call them to work as partners to end this violence.” The “Say NO to Violence against Women” drive is designed to support Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s multi-year UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.UNIFEM seeks to gather 1 million names through its “Say NO to Violence against Women campaign” website. The campaign will run until 25 November, when the signatures will be handed over to Mr. Ban in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Mr. Ban today renewed his personal pledge “to lead our worldwide campaign to stop violence against women, once and for all,” at an event on promoting gender equality and empowering women – goal number three in the set of anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). At the event, which coincides with the high-level gathering convened today to track progress towards the Goals, Mr. Ban was presented with the final MDG3 Champion Torch, which symbolizes the global call to action on gender equality.“By accepting this torch number 100, I commit to strengthening the United Nations’ ability to respond to the needs of the world’s women,” Mr. Ban said, as he joined a list of torch bearers from different walks of life – from international organizations to grassroots groups, from ministers to educators, and from CEOs to artists.“Women are not just the target of special measures to promote development – they are the driving force to overcome poverty, reduce hunger, fight illiteracy, heal the sick, prevent the spread of disease and promote stability,” added the Secretary-General. He stressed the need for strong political leadership and a major increase in resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment, noting that while there had been progress in some areas, much more needed to be done to achieve MDG3. read more

Genworth Canada secondquarter profit slips five per cent to 110 million

Companies in this story (TSX:MIC)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Genworth MI Canada Inc. says its net income slipped five per cent to $110 million in the second quarter.The company, which says it is the largest private residential mortgage insurer in the country, earned $1.26 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, compared with $1.29 per share or $116 million a year earlier.Genworth attributed the decrease to losses from derivatives and foreign exchange, lower premiums earned, and modestly higher losses on claims.Net operating income increased $3 million to $120 million.New insurance written from transactional insurance increased 12 per cent to $5.3 billion primarily due to increased housing market activity. Corresponding premiums increased by the same proportion to $187 million.The loss ratio, as a percentage of premiums earned, grew one per cent from a year ago to 15 per cent while losses on claims increased by $1 million to reach $26 million. read more

DR of Congo UN mission screens Rwandan FDLR troops in Kamina

According to Namanga Ngongi, the head of the UN mission, the Kamina process – which should be completed in the next two weeks – is a test for the disarmament programme. He told a news conference on Wednesday that MONUC, as the UN mission is known, “is counting on the goodwill of all the parties to bring to a positive end this process which must be completed for the sustainability and credibility of the operation.”Last Saturday, nearly 1800 unarmed men – most of them young, and some injured or handicapped – were presented to MONUC in Kamina on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the census and identification operation.Over the course of the first three days, 525 ex-combatants responded to a questionnaire and took military practice tests.MONUC is awaiting the completion of the process of verification to pronounce itself on the exact number, as well as the status, of those who have voluntarily presented themselves for demobilization as disarmed ex-combatants of the FDLR. read more

El Niño weather likely to persist till March affecting wide areas of

A moderate El Niño across the tropical Pacific is expected to persist until at least March, according to the latest United Nations forecast issued today on the periodic weather pattern that can have repercussions around the world, from torrential rains and floods in the Americas and Africa to droughts and brush fires in Australia and Asia.The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said eastern equatorial Africa, already suffering from flooding due to extremely heavy rainfall, as well as the tropical western Pacific and Indian Oceans and neighbouring lands, are expected to be affected by the phenomenon, caused by extensive warming of surface waters over the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.“Elsewhere, over the coming months, characteristic El Niño climate patterns are now more likely to occur across the Americas, the tropical Atlantic Basin, parts of Africa and South Asia,” it added.The impact is already severe in the western equatorial Pacific. The islands there and surrounding land, including Australia and Indonesia are suffering severe drought. El Niño conditions are expected to slightly intensify over the next three months, but experts agree that it is unlikely to exceed the ‘moderate’ category in this period. Developments in the Pacific between March and May will be critical in determining whether it persists for the rest of next year, WMO said. read more

The 2016 Cubs Were Only The 70th Most Dominant Team Ever

Chicago was outstanding at the beginning of the season and was briefly on pace to be one of the greatest teams of all time. After a 25-6 start — on pace for 131 wins! — they cooled considerably and actually had a losing record (28-29) in their next 57 games before the All-Star break. They closed out the season on a 50-23 run, a 110-win pace, but those midseason blues cost them a chance at the record books. Here’s how their Elo rating fluctuated over the course of the season, with the Indians added for reference:There’s some good news for the Cubs, though. For one, they won the World Series, the first for the team since 1908. Who cares about their Elo rating! But it’s also a lot harder to dominate MLB than it used to be. The best teams in baseball history, in terms of how well they performed in the league at the time, mostly come before the 1960s. Chicago is just the third team of the 2010s to crack the top 100 and the first Cubs team to do so since the 1930s: In fact, the 2016 Cubs were the most dominant baseball team since the 2009 Yankees, who ranked 33. Chicago might not be one of the greatest baseball teams in baseball history, but it’s one of the best in recent memory, and with a young, talented roster, there’s no reason to think they couldn’t match or beat their performance in 2017. Back at the start of the season, we ranked the dominance of every team in every season of MLB history using Elo ratings, a measure of relative team strength. The 1939 Yankees came in first, the 1906 Cubs second. Now that 2016 is done, where did this season’s Cubs place?Our updated rankings are below, but you’ll have to scroll a bit to find the 2016 Cubs: They came in 70th. read more

Iraq abuse inquiry branded taxpayer moneyeating machine as costs soar to £35m

first_img 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. Ihat has become a self-financing taxpayer money-eating machine that has grown disastrously beyond anyone’s controlJohnny Mercer Almost all its cases were submitted to Ihat by a single law firm – Public Interest Lawyers – which folded in the summer after its legal aid contract was withdrawn over alleged irregularities over its work in Iraq.Johnny Mercer, a Conservative MP who is leading a parliamentary inquiry into Ihat and the treatment of soldiers under investigation, said: “Ihat has become a self-financing taxpayer money-eating machine that has grown disastrously beyond anyone’s control.”His inquiry has heard how a recruitment agency is paid almost £5 million a year to provide about 125 investigators – many of them retired police officers already receiving a full pension – to carry out the bulk of its work.Mr Mercer, a former Army captain, added: “If this money had instead been invested into creating a Department for Veterans’ Affairs, we would now be looking at making the military covenant a reality for every serviceman and women and their families.“We have a long way to go in our relationship with our military in the United Kingdom today.”Sir Henry Bellingham, a former Conservative minister who requested the information on Ihat’s cost, said: “This is an absolutely staggering figure, and to be spending this kind of money on pursuing our brave and honourable troops when the Ministry of Defence budget is under so much pressure, is fast becoming a national disgrace.“I do not believe there is a single other country in Nato that would spend this sort of money pursuing what are in the main, wholly spurious allegations put together by dubious legal aid lawyers.”Sir henry added: “It is absolutely imperative that the Ihat is immediately wound up, and the vast amounts being spent on it put to a far more constructive use.” MP Johnny MercerCredit:Paul Grover More than 3,300 allegations of abuse have been submitted to Ihat but more than half of those were dismissed immediately, suggesting they were spurious or even false.The latest figures show that just 176 investigations have so far been completed or are nearing completion. Just four of those have prompted any further action.Two were passed to the Director of Service Prosecutions, who decided not to prosecute in both cases; another case was referred to the RAF Police, while the fourth resulted in a soldier receiving a £3,000 fine.An Ihat spokeswoman insisted the inquiry was on course to complete its work by the end of 2019. “Ministers have approved an overall budget figure of £57.2 million to the end of 2019,” said the Ihat spokesman, adding: “The Ihat remains within budget and is on track to complete its work by December 2019.”The MoD has said Ihat was necessary to avoid the possibility of Britain being dragged before the International Criminal Court if it failed to be investigating the allegations of abuse thoroughly.An MoD spokesman said: “An independent investigation is the best way to make sure that innocent personnel are not dragged through international courts without cause, leaving the door open to a lengthy, and costly public inquiry.”The telegraph has publicised a series of concerns about Ihat and a parallel investigation into alleged abuses in Afghanistan. It prompted the Prime Minister Theresa May to complain of the “industrial scale” of claims lodged with Ihat and to vow that British troops would not be ‘hounded’ following future conflicts. MP Johnny Mercer The cost of the controversial investigation into alleged historic abuse by British troops in Iraq has soared to £35 million, ministers admitted today.Critics said the ‘staggering’ cost of the criminal inquiry emphasised the need to shut it down before any more money was wasted. The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat), which was set up by the Ministry of Defence six years ago, is currently investigating almost 1,500 cases of alleged mistreatment and unlawful killings of Iraqis following the 2003 invasion.But so far, not a single soldier has been charged with any offence. Three war veterans, including a major decorated for bravery, are facing possible prosecution over the death of a 19-year-old Iraqi man who drowned in 2003.In response to a parliamentary question, Mike Penning, a defence minister, said the cost of Ihat had reached £34.7 million up to the end of September. The inquiry is funded by the Ministry of Defence and is expected to cost £57.2 million in total by the end of 2019 when its work should be complete after a decade.last_img read more

Rudyard Kipling plagiarised letters written by Indian soldiers for his 1917 book

Now, more than 120 years after he penned his enduring masterpiece, the Nobel laureate is facing a new charge of plagiarism relating to a later book. New research reveals that he not only had access to actual censored letters of Indian sepoys, but he lifted whole paragraphs verbatim from them. One passage, describing a lady of the house where an Indian sepoy had billeted, is virtually identical to a letter written… Rudyard Kipling once confessed, in a letter of 1895, that “it is extremely possible that I have helped myself promiscuously” from other stories when writing The Jungle Book. In his 1918 war text, The Eyes of Asia, Kipling imagined himself as an Indian sepoy writing back home from France.

Is an Apple TV set just around the corner

first_imgWhen Steve Jobs clearly states in his official biography that he has figured out the formula for a successful Apple TV set, it doesn’t take an analyst to see that said device may be coming soon. But that hasn’t stopped Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster from chiming in on the subject. He cites the passage in the biography as further evidence of the prediction he’s been standing with for a couple of years.In the just-released authorized bio Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, the late co-founder of Apple is quoted as saying that he has finally “cracked” the integrated TV set. He says that it would have an extremely simple user interface, be integrated to all of a user’s devices, and sync with iCloud.Many have speculated that the living room is the next frontier that Apple will be venturing into. The Apple TV set-top box has been around for years, but Apple has always referred to it as “a hobby.” This left room for a more significant successor down the road.Content has been (and will continue to be) the biggest challenge in Apple’s (or Google’s, or Microsoft’s) invading of the living room. On the one hand, you have 21st century services like Netflix and Hulu, which allow on-demand streaming of both older and recent content. Apple’s iCloud offerings (including an upcoming Apple Netflix-like streaming service?) could be put squarely in that category as well. But then you still have live television that is controlled by the traditional 20th century content providers (such as Comcast and Verizon).What did Jobs “crack?”How Apple will integrate the old and the new remains to be seen. Was Jobs’ epiphany about having one simple UI to control the live TV and the digital streaming, or was it about something more? If he found a way to eliminate (or even reduce) the dominance of the cable companies in this equation, then this would indeed be revolutionary. That’s quite a huge if though.Either way, the integration of iPhones and iPads would certainly be a huge boon for an Apple TV set. The devices, which many viewers would already have at their disposable, could essentially become remote controls. Perhaps Siri would be involved as well, bringing a voice-controlled element to selecting content.Munster estimated that a dedicated TV set could add $2.5 billion to Apple’s revenue in 2012, $4 billion in 2013, and $6 billion in 2014.via CNN/Fortunelast_img read more

Android reaches 700000 apps now matches Apple

first_imgGoogle and Apple both like to update everyone from time to time on how many apps they have in their respective app stores. This has been a purely academic disclosure for years now — both platforms have more apps than you can really get a handle on with your squishy human brain. Google has just announced that it has about 700,000 Android apps in the Play Store, and that gives us an interesting point of comparison. That happens to be the same number Apple has.Apple got a year long head start on Google when the iPhone launched in 2007. The App Store rolled out a year later just as Google was releasing the first Android phone. It then took the better part of a year to get paid apps in the Android Market, as it was known at the time. In the meantime, Apple continued to attract developers that put out tens of thousands of apps.Google’s fortunes changed in late 2009 when the Motorola Droid debuted with Android 2.0. This phone excited developers and finally started to build momentum for Android apps. Google also branched out to music, movies, books, and magazines earlier this year. It ditched the Android Market branding in favor of Google Play at the same time.Apple continues to point out at every opportunity that its platform is more profitable for developers. Cupertino has paid out over $6.5 billion to app developers since 2008. Google has not released similar numbers, but the figure is thought to be much lower.700,000 apps is a ludicrous number — it’s more than anyone could ever need. We’ve arrived at the point where it’s clearly about quality over quantity. It doesn’t matter how many apps you find in a store if it doesn’t have the ones you want. For example, Apple has pushed developers to build apps specifically for the iPad. This has led to a much broader selection of tablet-optimized apps for iOS. Google is still playing catch up in that respect.via Bloomberglast_img read more

2014 Thessaloniki International Fair

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This year’s 79th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) is to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from September 6 to September 14.TIF 2014 is a leading exhibition for investments, entrepreneurship and innovations and covers categories such as information and communication technologies, robotics, hardware, software, mobile telephony, electronic games, agricultural and farm production including animal and plant products, food festival, lifestyle, leisure, hobbies, building materials and interior design, furniture and decoration for home and office, motorbikes, boats and caravans, tourism, music and more. Once again, the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) will be leading a Trade Mission to Thessaloniki. Over the years HACCI and TIF have developed strong relationships with business and government organisations in Greece. In view of its participation in the 79th Thessaloniki International Fair HACCI is seeking a delegation of Australian businesses and professionals that will exhibit Australian ‘goods and services’ to over 200,000 fair visitors. Participants will also have the opportunity to obtain a new contact through one-on-one business matching.This year’s event promises to be a great success with Greece’s improving economic environment, as well as the celebration of the 30 year anniversary between sister cities Melbourne and Thessaloniki.To register your interest or for further information contact Phillip Diamataris, HACCI Business Development Manager on (03) 9602 2977 or email: read more

Sevilla agree Gonalons deal with Roma

first_imgRoma midfielder Maxime Gonalons will be in Spain tomorrow to complete his loan move with an option to make the deal permanent next season.According to Sky Sports Italia, the two clubs agreed terms this evening and Gonalons also gave the all-clear.It’s believed to be a loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, which some sources are claiming would be in the region of €10m.The 29-year-old was signed from Olympique Lyonnais for €5m last summer, but struggled for playing time.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.He ultimately made 23 competitive appearances for the Giallorossi, providing two assists.Steven N’Zonzi completed a switch from the Spanish side to Roma before the Italian transfer window shut as both clubs continue to enjoy a cordial rapport.Sevilla are hoping to improve their positions on all fronts going into the new campaign after narrowly losing the Spanish Super Cup to Barcelona.Roma, on the other hand, are willing to go one better in the League and European scene after losing to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.last_img read more

Jewelry store robber sentenced to 12 years in prison

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida man was convicted of robbing a jewelry store at gunpoint and sentenced to 12 years in prison, Thursday.In 2016, the robber, 29-year-old Jessie Wooden, and an accomplice tied people up at the Seybold building in Downtown Miami.The duo stole about 35 watches and more than $250,000 in cash.Wooden was later identified from surveillance videos.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Shawn Mendes On Confidence Nerves Elton John

first_img Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Twitter Email Plus catch of glimpse of his duet performance of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with SZARenée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 6, 2018 – 8:18 am Though younger artists such as Shawn Mendes may not have even been born at the height of Elton John’s hit-filled career, it’s clear that John’s legacy will have a lasting impact on generations of music to come. 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At the upcoming “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Tribute” TV special on CBS, Mendes will join an all-star slate of other artists paying tribute to the GRAMMY winner. This is an honor Mendes is happy to participate in because John served as an inspiration when he was just a budding singer in school.”The biggest thing for me was just he’s fearless to be himself,” Mendes said. “For me growing up, especially singing in school and stuff was very hard and to be doing that in school and to watch him and his confidence really made it easy for me.”During the TV special, Mendes will perform a version of John’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer SZA. The pair give a modern twist to John’s classic duet recorded in 1976 with Kiki Dee. The track earned a GRAMMY nomination at the 19th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus.Beyond the tall task of performing for the man himself, Mendes is impressed by the entire roster of artists inspired to pay tribute to the living legend.”I was blown away when I figured out who was playing here; obviously I was honored to play with Elton,” Mendes said. “All the other artists are people I’ve looked up to for years.”And as for how he’s handling the pressure of such a monumental performance?”[I’m] so nervous,” Mendes said. “I’m still shaking right now.””Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” will feature performances by some of music’s biggest names, including Ed  Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and SZA.Tune in April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for this two-hour concert special, only on CBS. 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