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Indian Man in Dubai Gets Deportation Orders for Forging Parking TicketIndian Man in Dubai Gets Deportation Orders for Forging Parking Ticket

first_imgAn Indian man in Dubai has been awarded a suspended jail term of three months and deportation orders for faking a parking ticket in the UAE. He was apprehended on March 10 in Al Rafaa, after the ticket placed on his car was caught to be fake.The 25-year old Indian man, who has not been named, was recently convicted by the Dubai Court of First Instance for forging a parking ticket issued by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in March, and awarded a suspended jail term of three months, Khaleej Times reported. The court also ordered his deportation to his country. The accused had used Adobe Photoshop to make a copy of the original ticket to avoid the charges of using the paid parking facility, which is managed by RTA.The forgery came to light when an RTA inspector on duty doubted the genuineness of the ticket placed on the dashboard of the parked car in Al Karama, Gulf News reported. When the inspector checked the ticket, it turned out to be fake.“There was a car with a ticket that looked like an original one, but it was fake,” Khaleej Times quoted the RTA inspector as saying. After confirming the fakeness of the ticket, the RTA official informed the police, who identified the Indian car owner and summoned him. The inspector, who alerted the police about this incident, told the prosecutor that the car owner produced the forged ticket before the police as well.The accused told the court that he used the forged ticket only once, and that too by mistake, Gulf News reported. When questioned by prosecutors, he said that he photocopied the parking ticket and then forged it using the software Adobe Photoshop.The general directorate of criminal evidence and criminology said in its report that the two paid parking tickets seized from the Indian accused man were fake, Khaleej Times said, adding that the ruling has been appealed. Related ItemsDubaiUAElast_img read more

Leonard, Raptors to face Antetokounmpo-led Bucks in East finalLeonard, Raptors to face Antetokounmpo-led Bucks in East final

first_imgLATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Leonard and the Raptors will have a few hours to enjoy it; the conference final begin Wednesday night in Milwaukee. In its only other conference final appearance, Toronto lost to LeBron James and Cleveland in six games in 2016.The Raptors are well aware of the challenge ahead.Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said the Bucks have been “pretty dominant” in winning eight of nine postseason games — including the past four straight.“They’ve got a lot of weapons and they’re pretty deep,” Lowry said. “They shoot the ball as well as anybody in the NBA and then they’ve got the one-man fast break in Giannis.”The Bucks beat the Raptors three times in four regular-season meetings. Lowry was injured when Toronto won 123-116 at Milwaukee on Jan.5.ADVERTISEMENT “We know we’ve got a tough task at hand,” Lowry said. “We have to prepare for it and get ready to go.”Toronto coach Nick Nurse said the Bucks present challenges his team hasn’t faced in eliminating Orlando and Philadelphia in the first two rounds.“It’s a little different style that we’re going to see,” Nurse said. “We’re going to have to adjust to that really quickly, obviously, and forget about how happy we are pretty quickly because it’s a hungry team. It’s a very deep team, a very good team. We’re going to have to continue to grow and we’re going to have to play better.”Leonard scored 41 points on 16-of-39 shooting in Game 7 against Philadelphia. He topped 30 points five times in the series and averaged 34.7 points overall.Nurse said Leonard has been playing at an “elite level” in the postseason. Toronto center Marc Gasol agrees with his coach.Leonard “can create a shot out of pretty much nothing,” Gasol said. “He’s a mismatch all around.”In Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have a similar matchup nightmare for Toronto.The Raptors will need contributions for everyone, including Lowry — who briefly left Game 7 because of a sprained left thumb but returned and played the entire second half.“I couldn’t really pass the ball and grip the ball, but that doesn’t matter,” Lowry said. “I’m fine.”Milwaukee has been resting since eliminating Boston in Game 5 on Wednesday. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on during the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — For the second time in four seasons, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference final.While the Raptors won’t have to deal with playoff nemesis LeBron James this time, they will face a tough task in controlling Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the NBA’s highest-scoring offense.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Of course, Toronto will counter with Kawhi Leonard.He hit the game-winning buzzer-beater Sunday to help Toronto edge Philadelphia 92-90 in Game 7 of its Eastern Conference semifinal series, setting up a showdown between the East’s top teams during the regular season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLeonard’s shot bounced around the rim four times before dropping through the basket.“It was great,” Leonard said. “That’s something I never experienced before, Game 7, a game-winning shot. It was a blessing to be able to get to that point and make that shot and feel that moment.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Toronto, which used only seven players on Sunday, will not practice Monday, giving players some extra rest.They may need it to derail the surging Bucks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more

Fernandinho sees improvement during ‘tough’ season for Manchester CityFernandinho sees improvement during ‘tough’ season for Manchester City

first_imgManchester City have endured a “tough” season but can end it on a positive note by winning their last two games and sealing a Champions League spot for next season, midfielder Fernandinho has said.City won their first 10 Premier League matches but failed to maintain their title bid. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup in the semi-finals and the Champions League in the last 16.They are fourth in the league but will be assured of finishing third if they beat West Brom on Wednesday and Watford on the final day of the season.”This season has been tough for us, something went wrong but at the end we still have a chance to go into the Champions League and I’m sure we can improve next season,” Fernandinho told British media.”We are trying to improve week by week, training session by training session. I’m sure we are improving, for the next two games and for next season as well.”Our target, our goal, is to win the next two games. Especially the next one at home in front of our own fans because I think they deserve it,” Fernandinho said.”Then the last game is at Watford, which will be tough again but we are ready for that.”last_img read more

I don’t have any specific goals, team always comes first: Ravichandran AshwinI don’t have any specific goals, team always comes first: Ravichandran Ashwin

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin, regarded as a great team man, said he never plays the game with records in mind and for him country’ s interest always supersedes his personal goals.Ashwin claimed three wickets giving away 65 runs in Sri Lanka’s second innings to help India bundle out the hosts for 245 runs and win the first Test of the three match series by a massive 304 runs.(Also read: We have all the bases covered on this tour, says Virat Kohli after Galle Test win)In less than six years since making his debut, Ashwin has become the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets, and now needs just 25 more scalps in his next six Tests to become the fastest to 300. Crowning off No.50 in style! @ashwinravi99 gets a memento to take back from Galle #TeamIndia #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2017Ashwin so far claimed 279 wickets from 50 Test matches. But for the wily Tamil Nadu off-spinner numbers hardly have any significance in his career. (Also read: Healthy competition among openers keeps me on my toes: Shikhar Dhawan)”For me its always teams first. Since my childhood days when I dreamt of playing for India I had one goal and that is to take Indian cricket to greater heights,” Ashwin said at the end of the first Test against Sri Lanka.  “I don’t have any specific goals at all. I don’t have any numbers in front of my eyes to achieve. I just want to give my best for the country and in the process I know I can achieve something for myself as well,” he added.advertisementIndia won the first Test within four days and are now leading the three-match series 1-0. The second Test of the series will be played in Colombo August 3 to 7.last_img read more

‘Alisson made mistakes as well’ – Wijnaldum backs Adrian‘Alisson made mistakes as well’ – Wijnaldum backs Adrian

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has no concerns over back-up goalkeeper Adrian despite his error against Southampton, with it pointed out that even Alisson has made mistakes.Jurgen Klopp has been handed more headaches than he would have liked between the sticks at Anfield.Just a matter of weeks into the 2019-20 campaign, the Reds have already seen their first-choice keeper pick up an untimely knock and his understudy make both positive and negative headlines. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Adrian was the penalty shootout hero for Liverpool in a UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea, before suffering a bizarre knock of his own after being clattered by a celebrating supporter.He shook off that ailment to figure in a Premier League clash with Southampton, but nearly cost Liverpool precious points as he gifted Danny Ings a reply for the Saints in a game which ended 2-1.Questions have been asked of the former West Ham custodian on the back of that display, and of Alisson’s recovery schedule, but Wijnaldum sees no cause for alarm.The Dutch midfielder said of the keeper situation on Merseyside: “Those kind of things can happen with a goalkeeper.“Last season it happened to Alisson against Leicester City and in a pre-season friendly.“How is he [Adrian] going to react to the mistake? I think that is more important than the mistake itself.“Everyone can make a mistake, also a goalkeeper. But the only thing is, he is a goalkeeper, and if he makes a mistake, a lot of times, it will result in a goal.”Adrian Liverpool 2019-20Adrian is still settling into new surroundings after being snapped up as a free agent over the summer.Liverpool needed a number two after agreeing to offload Simon Mignolet to Club Brugge.Wijnaldum added, with veteran shot-stopper Andy Lonergan having also been acquired: “Everyone needs time to adjust.“He is just in for, not even two weeks, so we have to get used to each other.“It would have been easier if he had come in from the start with Simon leaving and him coming in.“Now we just have to take the time that we have and train with each other and get to know each other better because everyone needs time to settle in – I had it also when I came here – I think all of the signings had it when they signed for Liverpool. So he will be ok.”Liverpool will be back in action on Saturday, with Adrian likely to provide their last line of defence once more in a home date with Arsenal. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Baker Mayfield Has An Incredible Beard Right NowBaker Mayfield Has An Incredible Beard Right Now

first_imgQuarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Former Oklahoma star Baker Mayfield likely won’t start his rookie season for the Cleveland Browns as the team’s starting quarterback. But he seems to be fitting in with his new teammates just fine. It looks like he’s changed his appearance a bit as well.Mayfield this week was spotted on social media with a hefty beard. Mayfield has always sported facial hair, but the photo below makes it seems like he’s taking cues from Brett Favre in the twilight of his career. It looks like he hasn’t shaved in quite a few weeks.Many are also making a Revenant joke, comparing him to Leonardo DiCaprio.Baker Mayfield has grown out a beard.Officially ready for his Revenant trip through Cleveland with the Browns.— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) June 20, 2018Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy this past December, is reportedly “not ready” to compete with Tyrod Taylor for the starting job just yet. A report from Browns camp suggested that while Mayfield has been putting in the time and effort, he likely won’t be the team’s starter this September.That said, things can change. Deshaun Watson, a year ago, was not set to be the Houston Texans starting quarterback before the season began. One half of football into the year, he took over.Mayfield was taken No. 1 overall in this past April’s NFL Draft. Though undersized, he’s viewed as an incredible competitor with solid accuracy and decent athleticism.Mayfield will be tasked with turning around an 0-16 franchise. The beard is a great start.last_img read more

Trumps Kashmir mediation remarks to hit IndoUS tiesTrumps Kashmir mediation remarks to hit IndoUS ties

first_imgWashington: Donald Trump’s controversial remarks that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his mediation on resolving the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan will “damage” bilateral ties, according to former diplomats and experts, with one of them saying the US president did not do his homework.India has already firmly rejected Trump’s claim, which he made on Monday during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, saying that New Delhi’s consistent position has been that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”I would like to categorically state that no such request has been made by the Prime Minister to the US President,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Reacting to Trump’s statement, former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma told PTI that “The President did a lot of damage today. His comments on Kashmir and Afghanistan were way off the mark.” According to Husain Haqqani, a former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, the President would soon learn the complexity of South Asian issues. “President Trump wants Pakistan’s help with a deal on Afghanistan and has dangled the prospect of help with what he thinks Pakistan wants,” he said. “He praised Imran Khan like he praised North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. This is his standard procedure in trying to get a deal,” he noted. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Just as he has not got a deal on the Korean peninsula, he will soon learn that South Asia’s historical issues are also more complex than fashioning a real estate deal,” Haqqani said. Former State Department diplomat Alyssa Ayres, who is now with the Council for Foreign Relations think tank, said Trump did not come prepared for the meeting. “I am worried about the President’s lack of preparation for his meetings, and his impromptu statements. His statement on Kashmir today (that PM Modi sought mediation from Trump) was categorically denied by the Indian government within hours,” Ayres told PTI. “Diplomacy requires careful attention to detail, to language, and to the facts of history. We did not see that today,” she said in response to a question.Nicholas Burns, who served as under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under the Bush Administration and played a key role in the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, said the Indian government has been consistent for many years in rejecting the US as a mediator in the Kashmir dispute. The former diplomats and experts were responding to questions on President Trump’s remarks that he is ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on the contentious Kashmir issue. PTIlast_img read more

CM Kejriwal seeks Puris direction to initiate denotification of forest landCM Kejriwal seeks Puris direction to initiate denotification of forest land

first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday, seeking a direction to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to initiate the process of denotifying the forest land where Sant Ravidas temple stood.The temple in South Delhi’s Tughlaqabad area was demolished on August 10 by the DDA on the direction of the Supreme Court. In his letter to the Union housing and urban affairs minister, Kejriwal also offered to rebuild the temple on the same site once the land is denotified and made available to the temple society. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKejriwal said demolition of the temple has caused “tremendous hurt” to the sentiments of crores of people as Sant Ravidas was a saint, revered not just by the Dalit community, but by all. Although the temple and all other property have been demolished, it is still possible to restore the temple, the Delhi chief minister said in the letter, adding since the land is under ownership of the DDA, only the Central government can initiate its denotification. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The DDA will have to initiate the process. It will need to submit a proposal to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change through the Government of NCT of Delhi, for notifying the diversion of the land,” he said. Kejriwal assured Puri that the AAP government will act in a time-bound manner on the proposal to denotify the land. “I will ensure that state government takes up the matter immediately and that it is decided in accordance with law in a time-bound manner,” he said. On the matter of reconstruction of the temple, Kejriwal wrote, “If the Government of India makes the land available to the society that was running the temple, with your support and blessings, the Delhi government will be pleased to carry out the reconstruction of the temple.” According to the Delhi government, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has already written to the DDA vice-chairman, this is for the DDA to initiate the proposal for denotification of the land on which the Sant Ravidas Temple existed.last_img read more

Failed rains may leave up to 25 million Kenyans dependent on foodFailed rains may leave up to 25 million Kenyans dependent on food

The lack of rainfall is likely to prompt a serious food security crisis over the first half of 2006, according to a group of UN agencies, including WFP, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and government officials. The experts said the October to December short rains were extremely bad in northeastern pastoral districts and rainfall in eastern marginal agricultural areas was erratic, patchy and 30 per cent below normal overall. Significant livestock deaths have been reported because of a lack of water, pasture and other factors, WFP said. The deaths of large numbers of camels and donkeys in the north and east immediately after the short rains are a clear warning sign. “Until our field assessments are completed in January, we won’t know exactly how many more people will require emergency food aid, but in areas suffering from successive droughts, food security is already critical,” said WFP Country Director Tesema Negash. “We are sounding the alarm now because of what the early warning indicators are all showing – a rapidly deteriorating situation. We need immediate action to avoid the loss of people’s assets and their lives.” The agency faces a $46 million shortfall in its $127 million emergency operation to assist drought-affected people in Kenya through the middle of next year. “Now the numbers are bound only to go up,” said Mr. Negash. “We must receive donations as early as possible in 2006 or it will be too late for many people,” he added. read more

Ohio State inducts 14 new members into Athletics Hall of FameOhio State inducts 14 new members into Athletics Hall of Fame

Former OSU football coach Jim Tressel speaks to the media before the Athletics Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 18.Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis / Lantern reporterThe Ohio State football team will try to add to its role in school history when it takes the field against Northern Illinois on Saturday, but halftime will honor those who have already cemented their place in it.The OSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducted 14 new members at a banquet Friday night. Included among the inductees were 12 former student athletes and two coaches.The 2015 class is headlined by former football head coach Jim Tressel, who coached the team from 2001-2010. In his time as coach, Tressel accumulated a 106-22 record and won a national championship in 2002.Tressel said he views his induction as a coach as something bigger than himself.“When there’s a coach in the Hall of Fame, it’s totally different than a participant. You reflect about all 10 teams and all the people who make up the entire fabric of what Ohio State is about,” he said. “This is just thousands of people being recognized for the 10 years they spent together.”Tressel’s time at OSU ended in controversy, but he said he is proud of what the team accomplished over his tenure and is honored that it is being recognized.“Our 10-year block in the extraordinary structure of Ohio State athletics and Ohio State football I’m very proud of,” he said. “It’s humbling that the Varsity O and the Hall of Fame felt that this era should be recognized.”Now the president of Youngstown State University, Tressel said the most important lesson he’s applied from his time as a coach is the understanding that every position is important.“Until you know that you are insignificant without every single other person, you can’t reach your potential. Those are great lessons you learn in sports,” the former coach said.Two other inductees were part of OSU football; defensive back Tim Anderson, who was with the team from 1968-1970, and wide receiver Joey Galloway. Galloway played 15 years in the NFL and is currently an analyst for ESPN.Former OSU basketball player Terence Dials speaks before the 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame banquet.Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis / Lantern reporterFormer basketball captain Terence Dials was also among the inductees. At only 32 years old, he said he was surprised but grateful to be inducted so young.“It was very shocking to get the call, something I didn’t expect,” he said. “I definitely didn’t play basketball for this; I played it because I love the game. Everything that comes with it is just a bonus.”Dials attributes much of his success to current basketball coach Thad Matta. “If he didn’t come, we probably wouldn’t be looked at the same,” Dials said. “People come up to me and they thank me for the last couple of big years that we had at Ohio State, and it wouldn’t have been able to happen without coach Matta.”Within the class of 2015, two members are still active within the university. Women’s golf coach Therese Hession has been with the team for 24 years. She is the seventh coach of a women’s team to be inducted.Current wrestling assistant coach J Jaggers was also inducted for his time as a student athlete from 2006-2009.Only six years removed from graduation, Jaggers is the youngest member of the 2015 class.“It’s an honor that I’d be considered that quickly. I was very blessed to have the career that I had and the support that I had from my coaches and my family,” he said. “Maybe if I thought about this day, I’d be a bit older, but I welcome it and it’s fun.”Jaggers is one of four Buckeyes to win multiple NCAA wrestling championship titles. Also among the four is Logan Stieber, who Jaggers coached.Jaggers said that the emotions following a win are alike whether he’s a student-athlete or a coach.“The feelings are very similar. Watching somebody seize their dream, and to even be just the smallest part of it is pretty special,” he said.The other members of the class of 2015 are Justin Cook (men’s soccer), Lara Dickenmann (women’s soccer), Natalia Diea (women’s diving), Annabelle Fago (rowing), Perry Martter (wrestling), Teresa Meyer (pistol), Dan Seimetz (baseball) and Paul Tilley (men’s hockey).The OSU Athletics Hall of Fame can be viewed inside of the Schottenstein Center. read more

The US House of Representatives voted to sue ObamaThe US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama

first_imgTHE REPUBLICAN-LED House of Representatives has voted to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers, a move swiftly denounced by his Democratic allies as a cynical election-year stunt.By a party-line vote of 225 to 201, the House voted yesterday to resort to the unprecedented move of taking the president to court for not having stringently followed the letter of the law while implementing his signature “Obamacare” health care reform bill.The measure, which would empower House Speaker John Boehner to start the legal proceedings, is meant to rein in a president besotted by power, the top House Republican said from the floor of the chamber.“This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. It’s about defending the Constitution that we swore an oath to uphold, and acting decisively when it may be compromised,” Boehner said. Source: AP/Press Association Images“Are you willing to let any president choose what laws to execute, and what laws to change?”Boehner told his fellow lawmakers that Obama violated the country’s founding document by not adhering rigidly to the wording of the law when implementing the health reform law. Source: Associated Press/YouTubeObama, for his part, has been derisive in dismissing the suit, making it a punchline again during a speech in Kansas City, Missouri.“Instead of suing me for doing my job, I want Congress to do its job and make life a little better for the Americans who sent them there in the first place,” he said to cheers and applause from a supportive crowd.“And by the way,” he added, “you know who’s paying for this suit they’re going to file? You.” Source: The White House/Twitter Source: Nancy Pelosi/Twitter ‘Sickening’ vote Lawmakers in Obama’s Democratic party wasted no time decrying the vote.Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi invoked her outrage over the vote, in a fundraising email sent to supporters late last night.“Just now, I watched Republicans vote for the first lawsuit against a President in US history,” she wrote, in her appeal for donations.“House Republicans took to the floor of the House and compared President Obama to a tyrant,” Pelosi said.“It’s sickening. This is nothing but disgraceful politics – and total disrespect for our president.” #DoYourJobHouseGOP Instead of playing political games with a taxpayer funded lawsuit, join Dems to jumpstart economy.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 30, 2014 Instead of acting to help millions of Americans, House Republicans are suing the President today. #DoYourJobHouseGOP— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) July 30, 2014 The language of the measure accuses Obama of “executive overreach,” and charges him with “failing to faithfully execute the law with respect to the implementation” of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.”“This resolution seeks to protect Congress’s constitutional prerogative and asks the court to fulfill its duty to guard the lines of separation” between the executive and legislative branches of government, it adds.The move toward a lawsuit is the latest sign of extreme gridlock and discord in Washington, with the two major political parties constantly at loggerheads, and Obama and his congressional opponents unable to work together to pass and enact legislation.The discord is heightened by the fact that mid-term elections to replace the entire House and a third of the US Senate are just a few months away.The suit is seen by some analysts as a Republican strategy to pique the interest of voters who might otherwise be be unmotivated to go to the polls during November’s legislative vote.- © AFP 2014.Read: Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback>Read: Late surge in enrollment for Obamacare as deadline hits>last_img read more

itablet launches in a few days with first deliveries expected in Marchitablet launches in a few days with first deliveries expected in March

first_imgWe last reported about the itablet back in February 2010 but it looks like this one might actually happen. The company has announced that the Windows 7 tablet is going to be launched in a few days (and ready for delivery in March). It’s an exciting prospect for people looking for a Windows tablet.Technically its spec out-guns the iPad, excelling in terms of its screen size with a larger 10.1-inch widescreen capacitive touchscreen display and an integrated graphics processor that can deliver high-res images up to 1024×600 resolution in either landscape or portrait formats. The large screen also makes for an easier typing experience and it backs this up with plenty of storage, with 32GB on-board. Additional storage can be added via the integrated SD card reader and its HDMI output allows you to pump out HD video and pictures through to a larger TV screen.The itablet is also preloaded with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and a trial version of Microsoft Office 2010. Processing wise it has the power saving Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor on-board with 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 2MP web cam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and unlike the iPad has two integrated USB 2.0 ports, allowing you to plug in a range of peripheral devices including external hard drives, keyboards, printers, scanners, cameras and mice.The company behind itablet is AHX Global and Francis Davis, CEO, AHX Global has this to say:itablet is the hardest working tablet computer on the market today and will revolutionize the way that Windows users can access and use data on the move. It is a genuine tablet computer that is both familiar and intuitive to use with existing Windows applications and meets the needs of users to gather, create, process, share and act on data around the clock regardless of location. itablet also fills the gap in the market for business and lifestyle users for whom connectivity to Wi-Fi networks is a key requirement. What’s even better is that AHX Global has the flexibility to offer retailers a choice of either branded or own brand tablet computers. They can also offer a choice of Windows 7 or Android 2.2 operating systems and a range of different screen sizes to meet any specific requirements.AHX Global is also simultaneously launching a cut down version of the tablet which is powered by an Intel Atom Z510 1.3GHz processor with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM running Windows 7 Starter Edition. It shares the same features as the flagship device but does not have a webcam or HDMI output.Read more at itabletlast_img read more

New board at St Johns CollegeNew board at St Johns College

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram St John’s Greek Orthodox College has elected its new board of directors. The first bilingual Greek Day School in Australia, established in 1979 in Carlton, Melbourne, announced the appointment of the new board, with the co-chairs of the school being Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis and Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis, while the secretary and director position went to Presvytera Stavroula Zoumboulis. Director of finance is Christos Batzios, while director of risk management is Chris Koniditsiotis. Vasilis (Bill) Giavris is the director of legal and compliance and Assistant Finance Director is George Souris. The College’s director is Andreas Georgiou.The new Board is in the process of undertaking a series of initiatives and reviews which will be announced in the next few weeks. The aim of these initiatives will be to ensure growth, improved outcomes, excellence in education and student success.last_img read more

Amazon un chiffre daffaires en hausse de 51Amazon un chiffre daffaires en hausse de 51

first_imgAmazon : un chiffre d’affaires en hausse de 51%Amazon vient de dévoiler ses chiffres pour le second trimestre achevé le 30 juin. Le géant de la vente en ligne s’offre avec un chiffre d’affaires de 9,91 milliards de dollars, une croissance de 51% par rapport à la même période l’année dernière. Un résultat supérieur aux prévisions des analystes.Décidément, ces derniers mois se sont révélés plutôt profitables dans le secteur des nouvelles technologies. Après Apple et Microsoft, Amazon a également annoncé un important bond de son chiffre d’affaires au second trimestre 2011, par rapport à celui de 2010. Comme il l’indique dans un communiqué publié hier, le géant de la vente sur Internet a enregistré à 9,91 milliards de dollars, une hausse de 51%. A l’issue du second trimestre 2010, Amazon affichait un chiffre d’affaires de 6,57 milliards de dollars.À lire aussiL’App-Shop d’Amazon enfin disponible en FranceToutefois, le bénéfice net de la firme, 191 millions de dollars, est en baisse de 8%, tandis que son bénéfice par action a chuté de 45 à 41%, suite aux récents investissements réalisés par Amazon, note LeMonde, avant de préciser qu’après l’annonce de ces chiffres, l’action de la firme a gagné 6% en Bourse. Ces résultats, Jeff Bezos, le PDG d’Amazon, les attribue à une hausse des ventes liée aux “prix bas, à l’augmentation de l’offre, à la livraison rapide et à l’innovation” proposés par le site de vente en ligne. Jeff Bezos évoque notamment les ventes de sa liseuse Kindle 3G vendue 139 euros, “qui est rapidement devenue notre meilleure vente de Kindle” souligne-t-il. Au regard de ces résultats, Amazon table pour le troisième trimestre 2011 sur des ventes nettes de 10,3 à 11,3 milliards de dollars, soit une augmentation comprise entre 36% et 47% par rapport au troisième trimestre de l’année dernière. Le 27 juillet 2011 à 19:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek Pick AmazonBasics Microwave Cooks A Smart DinnerGeek Pick AmazonBasics Microwave Cooks A Smart Dinner

first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on target Geek Pick: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Is a Cute ComputerGeek Pick: JBL Charge 4 Takes the Party Wherever You GoGeek Pick: Sonos One (Gen 2) Is a Sleek Smart Speaker for Tech Loverscenter_img The evil genius of Amazon’s Alexa-powered internet and things initiative is realizing that instead of creating one ultra-powerful smart device to controls homes (and therefore people) they can just release legions of only moderately intelligent devices that do one thing really well and connect with each other. So by the time customers have realized their house is packed full of Amazon products it’s too late.That was the case with the Amazon Echo Wall Clock, not much more than a clock with some lights counting down timers you set with your voice. And that’s still true with the AmazonBasics Microwave, a device that offers the same convenience when it comes to reheating food.Like the Wall Clock, the AmazonBasics Microwave is just a regular microwave until you tether it to another Echo device. And you have to speak into that other device in order for Alexa to control the oven with your voice. But once you do the dumb joys of voice-powered cooking open up to you. Having one less thing for your hands to worry about is a chef’s dream.There are built-in presets for cooking specific types of food like coffee or soup. Imagine shouting “Cook potato!” at an appliance and then it actually cooks the potato. Along with telling Alexa to cook for different amounts of time at different power levels you can also give it instructions based on the type of cooking you need like defrosting or reheating. You have to phrase your commands with the right syntax Alexa understands, though. That can feel a little unnatural.Fortunately, this smart functionality is paired with some pretty solid overall microwave hardware. It’s a little small, especially for families, and could be a bit more powerful, to cook denser frozen food in fewer cycles. But the specs are totally in line with other microwaves at this $60 price point. And those microwaves don’t even have Bezos’ blessing.For more on the AmazonBasics Microwave check out the extensive review on our sister site And for more on food tech check out this Whirlpool oven from CES and this fridge/dating service.More on read more

Police Command Centre construction picks up pacePolice Command Centre construction picks up pace

first_imgHyderabad: The construction works of Police Command Control Centre at Banjara Hills, Road No 12 picked up pace. The centre is being constructed as four blocks namely A, B, C and D. Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy performed puja for 425 tonnes lifting of the Sky Bridge from A block to D block on Saturday. Mahender Reddy addressing the press said this command control centre has been taken up as a prestigious project of the State and with the co-operation of different departments like Finance, Roads and Buildings etc, the process has been going smooth. In the very soon this building will be ready for the public. Also Read – GHMC assures solution to drainage problem Advertise With Us K Ramakrishna Rao, Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana, Finance Department said Sky Bridge which is a key aspect in this command and control centre has been started on Saturday. Every city will be having an iconic building and this building will the iconic building of the State. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said this construction shows how Telangana government is ensuring safety and security among the community. Also Read – Kukatpally: Compound wall collapses; damages 4 parked cars Advertise With Us It is also a message that every dollar of foreign investment will be in safe hands. He also praised the construction partner Shapoorji Pallonji Group for the efforts they have put into the work. This centre would be linked to all the 31-district headquarters, which keeps better vigil on law and order situation and effective control of crime. The hi-tech Command and Control Centre would befit the image of Hyderabad as global city. The command and control centre being built with international standards at Banjara Hills on seven-acre land. The centre would have buildings with 20 floors with built up area of five lakh square feet.last_img read more

Fans camp out at store in anticipation of Apple WatchFans camp out at store in anticipation of Apple Watch

first_img The Apple Watch launched globally on 24 April with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apples first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the companys product rollouts.Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The Corner in Berlin, Maxfield in Los Angeles and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London, which Apple courted to help position the watch as a fashion item.People gathered outside Maxfield in Hollywood early Thursday to secure their chance for one of the small number of Apple Watches. Richard Ryan said he arrived at the store at 8.00am local time to make sure he was the first person in line.You could pre-order it online but unfortunately some of the delivery times were really long for some people and getting the steel or the edition watch, different versions, were online till June or July and given this is the only place in America that was selling them on launch day we decided to come here, Ryan said.The gadget will not be sold at Apple stores on Friday. The company is directing people to order online instead, which should prevent the lines of Apple devotees who typically flock to iPhone and iPad launches.The lack of queues at Apple stores will make it hard to judge popular demand for the watch, which comes in 38 variations.Apple has not released any numbers since it opened for pre-orders on 10 April, although many buyers were told their watches would not arrive for a month or more as supply appeared to dry up.Wall Street estimates of Apple Watch sales vary widely. FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives raised his sales estimate this week to 20m watches from 17m, based in part on online order backlogs.Apple itself said on Wednesday that some customers will get watches faster than promised. The Cupertino, California company previously predicted that demand would exceed supply at product launch. Closelast_img read more

Realme 5 series price in India revealed Everything we know about 48MPRealme 5 series price in India revealed Everything we know about 48MP

first_imgRealme LogoWikimedia CommonsRealme is leading the Indian market with its sales of mid-range smartphones after competing head-on with Redmi K20. Realme has created a benchmark in the smartphone manufacturing industry by providing its customers with the latest and high-end technology packed within a minimal price quote.Realme X, the latest unveiling by the company had been kicking all the manufacturers off their track with its impeccable price and spec offerings. Realme with its peak level sales is still greedy to obtain newer heights. Quad camera by RealmeFlipkartThe recent revelations by Flipkart confirmed that the Chinese giant is all set to launch its new device sporting quad rear camera on August 20, in India. Flipkart teased the first look of the quad-camera sensors through a microsite that is planned to be launched under the Realme 5-series.Ahead of the China launch on August 15, the specifications of Realme 5 were revealed in the Geekbench listing. The listing states that the device will host the Snapdragon 665 chipset and will be driven by 4GB of RAM on an Android Pie operating system.The device is expected to launch in India at Rs 8,999, reported 91mobiles.The Geekbench listing also provides information that Realme 5 will host a quad-camera with a 16-megapixel primary shooter, an ultra-wide-angle sensor, a microlens with a microscopic focal length of 4 cm and a depth sensor for a portrait shot. Realme XChetan PriyadarshanThe information about Realme’s new phone circulated the internet just after the company revealed its first 64-megapixel camera technology packed with the latest Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor. 91mobiles also threw light on the microsite’s claims on the launch of the 48 -megapixel camera by validating the related specs to be of Realme 5 Pro. The Pro model will feature the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera. The device will be boosted by the Snapdragon 712 SoC running on an Android Pie operating system.The Chinese giant has kept additional information under wraps and the unveiling of the device in the domestic market will give a proper view of what the company will be bringing for the Indian pockets.last_img read more

What made South African legend Dale Steyn apologise to Indian captain ViratWhat made South African legend Dale Steyn apologise to Indian captain Virat

first_imgVeteran South Africa seamer Dale Steyn has taken a dig at the South African selectors for giving him a snub for the upcoming T20I series in India. Also, the selectors named Quinton de Kock as captain of the T20I side as there is no Faf du Plessis in the side. There are also three newcomers in the squad for the three-match T20 International series. Along with  Temba Bavuma and Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin is also in line for an international debut.However, Steyn was not impressed with the selectors for not picking him and also not informing him about the decision. He then went on to apologise to Indian captain Virat Kohli and the Indian supporters in the country. “Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not,” he tweeted.Steyn retired from Tests in order to extend his career Dale SteynIt should be mentioned here that the champion fast bowler called it quits from Test cricket in order to prolong his career in the other formats and hence, this snub certainly came as a surprise for him, especially after he had made himself available.In his retirement statement, the fast bowler spoke highly of Test cricket, and confessed that he found it to be the “best version of the game”.”Today I walk away from a format of the game I love so much. In my opinion Test cricket is the best version of this game,” Steyn said.”It tests you mentally, physically, emotionally. It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all. So I will be focusing on ODIs and T20s for the rest of my career to maximise my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport,” he further added. Dale SteynReutersWhile naming the T20I side, the chief selector said that they have chosen a young group as it gave them the best chance to look at the leadership as well as batting options leading up to the next T20 World Cup.”The T20 series gives us the last chance to have a look at our leadership and batting options as the next edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is now little more than a year away which is why we have gone with an inexperienced leadership group,” Zyl said.last_img read more