Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s Loses His Father Weeks Before His Wedding

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s top singles tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost his father SG Prabhakaran on Saturday, about three weeks before he is to get married.Prabhakaran was not keeping well for the last few months, which necessitated regular visits to the hospital in Chennai. Prabhakaran, who ran a real estate business, was an avid tennis lover and encouraged his son to achieve excellence in the sport, sending him to Spain for training.Prajnesh’s marriage is fixed for November 28 in Cochin.”He had been battling a liver ailment for the last few years. It all started with a obstructive jaundice in 2013. Everyone knew he was sinking. He himself knew,” said a close friend of Prabhakaran.”Prajnesh was with his father when he breathed his last,” he added.Family sources said the 29-year-old Prajnesh will not skip the Pune Challenger, starting Monday. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Prajnesh Gunneswarantennis First Published: November 9, 2019, 11:57 PM ISTlast_img read more

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BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 will not be sold online through OnlyMobiles

first_imgUpdate: BlackBerry India has categorically denied that it has entered into any sort of agreement with OnlyMobiles.com to sell its phones via online channel. The company has gone on record to say that OnlyMobiles is not the exclusive authorised seller for BlackBerry phones in India. We have also reached out to OnlyMobiles and will update the piece as and when we have an update on the same.   Here is what a BlackBerry spokesperson says: “We would like to update that there has been no such alliance made by BlackBerry (with OnlyMobiles) and as a result the news carries erroneous information.”Now, this is a very peculiar situation, especially for a company like BlackBerry that is not a small company and has a reputation to protect. On the basis of the statement provided by OnlyMobiles and BlackBerry it seems that one of these companies is lying. Is it BlackBerry or is it OnlyMobiles? We are not sure, although a BlackBerry representative does tell India Today Tech it doesn’t want to accuse OnlyMobiles of lying. Considering the curious case between BlackBerry and OnlyMobiles, if you are buying the a BlackBerry phone our suggestion will be to get it from a reputable and more well-known dealer, whether it is the offline purchase you are making or the online one.          —Here is what we reported earlier on the basis of an announcement made by OnlyMobiles. BlackBerry will sell the recently launched DTEK50 and DTEK60 phones in India via offline and online channels. While Optiemus Infracom Limited will be selling BlackBerry phones in India offline, online its phones will be available from OnlyMobiles.com. OnlyMobiles, which calls itself an omni-channel online platform, announced on Wednesday that it has become the authorised seller for BlackBerry phones in India.advertisementAlso Read: BlackBerry launches DTEK50, DTEK60 Android phones in India, price starts at Rs 21,990 “We are getting great response from customers and we are happy that we are able to connect with die-hard fans of BlackBerry brand. Now, customers can buy newly launched BlackBerry mobiles and accessories, without worrying about warranty,” Sanjeev Bhatia, co-founder, OnlyMobiles.com said.BlackBerry launched the DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android-based smartphones in the Indian market in early November. The DTEK50 and the DTEK60 have been priced at Rs 21,990 and Rs 46,990 respectively and represent a major change in strategy for the ailing smartphone giant one where the company will focus solely on software and leave manufacturing to third-party OEMs.While the DTEK50 is being pitched as a value for money offering meant for the masses, the DTEK60 is a high-end flagship phone with top-of-the-line specs and premium pricing.While the DTEK50 has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, the DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch QHD scratch and smudge resistant display. The DTEK50 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card. The DTEK60 on the other hand has a flagship Snapdragon 820 with 4GB RAM and 32GB memory which is again expandable.Also Read: BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 quick review: Privilege is gone, mainstream is onThe DTEK50 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera while the DTEK60 comes with a 21-megapixel rear shooter.While the DTEK50 is backed by a 2,610mAh battery, the DTEK60 has a 3,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.last_img read more

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Himalaya aims to double market share in mens facewash to 20%

first_imgMumbai, May 21 (PTI) Betting big on the male grooming segment, herbal health and personal care firm Himalaya Drug Company is aiming to double its market share in the mens facewash category to 20 per cent in the next couple of years.”We have close to 8-10 per cent market share in mens facewash. We have grown in the last couple of years from being the number fifth player to number third in the segment. We are targeting to get at least 20 per cent market share in the next 2-3 years,” Himalaya Drug Company Business Head Consumer Products Rajesh Krishnamurthy told PTI.The overall facewash market in the country is estimated to be about Rs 1,800 crore at present, with mens facewash accounting for 15-20 per cent of the space.While the overall facewash category is growing at 10 per cent, the mens facewash segment is growing at a faster clip at 15-20 per cent.Himalaya is a market leader in the overall facewash category with 24 per cent share.The company is planning to expand its portfolio beyond facewashes in the mens grooming segment and is evaluating opportunities in hair gels and creams, he added.The mens grooming segment is estimated to be around Rs 5,800 crore and Krishnamurthy said the company has identified sports as a platform to drive its mens segment.Personal care is a key business category for the company, with the segment contributing to 45 per cent of the Rs 2,200 crore turnover, followed by pharmaceuticals (30 per cent), baby care (17 per cent), and animal health and wellness with 4 per cent each.advertisementThe facewash category accounts for half the revenues in the personal care segment for the company.The personal care industry in the country is estimated to be Rs 69,856 crore, with the herbal and ayurvedic segment being 31 per cent of it.The company has over 250 stock keeping units in categories including skincare, oral care, foot care, eye care, lip care and body care.Himalaya has over 200 standalone retail stores and plans to take it to 300-400 outlets in the next three years, he said.”The next growth will come from tier II cities where we are expanding our stores. Today, out of the 200 stores, at least 50 per cent would be in tier II cities,” he said.E-commerce contributes around 1 per cent of the sales but the company is looking at growing it to 5 per cent in the next 2-3 years. PTI DS RSY SRKlast_img read more

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SHELTER TO OPEN FOR DISPLACED SOUTH SIOUX RESIDENTS NEAR GRAIN ELEVATOR…

first_imgResidents displaced by the explosion at the Anderson Farms Grain Elevator Tuesday are able to take shelter at the South Sioux City Middle School.City police say the Red Cross will be at the Middle School at 2:30p.m. Wednesday to set up shelter.The shelter will be staffed overnight.Residents should use the southwest corner of the building and enter at door 49.————————————-South Sioux City officials are deciding their next move in dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday’s explosion that damaged the Anderson Farms Grain Elevator.South Sioux Police Chief Ed Mahon says there are concerns that the shell of the building could collapse:<

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WATCH: Neymar stretchered off in tears vs Marseille

first_imgPSG Neymar in doubt for Real Madrid clash after being stretchered off in tears vs Marseille Sabrina Belalmi Last updated 1 year ago 16:03 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(16) Neymar, PSG Getty PSG Neymar PSG v Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 The Brazilian star has not fractured his ankle and doctors also ruled out a serious sprain but he faces a spell on the sidelines after Sunday’s injury Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was stretchered off in the second half against Marseille on Sunday after appearing to twist his ankle, although doctors have ruled out serious damage to the joint.The Brazilian had his head in his hands and appeared to be in tears as he was carried off the pitch, leading to fears he could face a long spell on the sidelines. The 26-year-old was attempting to play a ball in the 76th minute and after a tangle with Marseille midfielder Bouna Sarr, he landed awkwardly on his ankle and fell over in pain.  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 Neymar’s status for #PSG against Real Madrid will be in question after this nasty ankle injury … pic.twitter.com/krFQTavVgG— Goal (@goal) February 25, 2018PSG were up 3-0 at the time of the injury and won the match by the same scoreline, despite having to play the rest of the match with 10 men after using all of their substitutions. The Ligue 1 leaders face Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on March 6, trailing 3-1 from the first leg. First reports from the American Hospital, where Neymar was treated in the company of team-mates Maxwell and Marquinhos, were positive for the star. Neymar was cleared of suffering a fracture or serious sprain in his ankle, and his health will be monitored in the coming 48 hours. At the very least he is expected to miss a week of action for PSG, with further tests expected to determine the severity of his injury.With their talisman’s status in doubt and just 10 days until the match at Parc des Princes, PSG’s chances of advancing to the quarter-final have become even more slim after having lost 3-1 to at the Santiago Bernabeu on February 14.Neymar ankleNeymar posted a picture of his ankle in a brace after the match to his Instagram account, with the message: “Ended up like this today.” He gave no indication of the severity of the problem.Team-mates Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva both spoke out over the injury after the final whistle, and expressed their hopes that the Brazilian has not been seriously hurt.”It’s normal to worry about Neymar and see how his situation is. And if there is an injury, it’s normal to worry about it,” Cavani signalled to Canal+.”But we are always positive. And I hope he too. I hope everything is going well. That he can recover as soon as possible and be with us in the next matches.”Silva added: “It’s a pity that at the end we lost a very important player for us. It’s a shame, because it’s not football.”The referee should have intervened. Neymar plays and is happy to play. It’s true that things like that happen. If it’s serious? I think so, because it swelled up quickly. I am not a doctor, but I think he will be unavailable.”Boss Unai Emery was more optimistic, however, stating in his press conference: “First tests in the dressing room show he has a sprained ankle. We will conduct other test to be more precise. If I have to make a guess about [his availability for] Real Madrid tonight, I’d say he would be present.”Neymar has scored 20 goals in 20 Ligue 1 matches this season, his first in the French top flight after moving from Barcelona in a world-record summer transfer.last_img read more

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Mary Kom confident of doing well in new 51kg category in India Open

first_imgMary Kom confident of doing well in new 51kg category in India OpenBidding to seal a berth at Tokyo Olympic Games, Mary Kom will be starting to compete in the 51kg category.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 22:21 IST File photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMary Kom will take part in the 51kg category in India OpenMary Kom had won a gold in the 48kg category at last year’s world championshipsThe 48kg weight category is no longer there in the Olympic GamesGearing up for her first competitive bout in the new 51kg category, celebrated boxer Mary Kom on Saturday said the change was always good and she was feeling confident of doing well in the India Open, beginning in Guwahati on Monday.Mary Kom, who reached here Saturday, trained at the Sports Authority of India Centre ahead of the five-day tournament to be held at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium.”Yes, of course, there are expectations from me. I have been training well and will give my 100 per cent to make my country proud. A change is always good and I feel more confident in 51kg after the last few months of rigorous training,” the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist in 48kg said.The 48kg weight category is no longer there in the Olympic Games and the diminutive Manipuri will have to fight in the higher 51kg class if she wants to compete in next year’s Tokyo Games.”It feels like a homecoming to come here (Guwahati) and I hope there will be tremendous support for all the Indian boxers,” said the six-time world champion who had won a 48kg gold in the last edition in 2018.While Mary Kom leads the Indian team, top international boxers such as Asian Games gold medallists Baturov Bobo and Mirzakhalilov Mirazizbek, two-time World Championships medallist Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan, Youth Olympics champion Brian Agustin Arregui of Argentina, world champion and reigning Asian champion Josie Gabuco of Philippines will also be seen in action.With a few months go for the World Championships, which is also an Olympic qualifier, the India Open will serve as the preparatory tournament for all the participants.advertisement”There are a lot of boxers, including me, who have changed their category,” said Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal, who jumped weight category from 49kg to 52kg.”So, this will be a good platform for us to face top-notch boxers and gauge the competition as we gear up for the World Championships,” added the Asian champion who won a gold in 52kg.Foreign teams have started arriving with Thailand and Argentina being the first to touch down in Guwahati on Saturday while others are expected to reach on Sunday.Also Read | India Open: Shiva Thapa aims for a golden homecomingAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow Tokyo Olympics 2020Follow India Open 2019Follow Boxing Nextlast_img read more

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Hapag-Lloyd Launches New Service between Japan and Singapore

first_imgzoom Hapag-Lloyd said that the company has launched a new Japan – Singapore – Jakarta (JSJ) service within Intra Asia service network.“As part of our continued efforts to enhance our Intra-Asia service network, we are pleased to announce our new Japan – Singapore – Jakarta service (JSJ) commencing on March 12, 2014 from Singapore,” the company said in a press release.This new service will provide weekly direct connections between ports in Japan, Singapore and Jakarta with a round voyage transit time of 28 days and a vessel deployment of four (4) x 4,200 TEUs nominal capacity vessels.Hapag-Lloyd, March 2, 2014last_img

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White elephant projects of former Government to be revived

He said that new factories will be opened in these areas to provide jobs to the public while efforts will also be taken to give the tourism sector a boost.The Prime Minister said that German car manufacturer Volkswagen will begin setting up a factory in Sri Lanka from August or September this year.Wickremesinghe said that up-stair houses will be constructed in villages and not just the cities by the Government so everyone can enjoy a little bit of luxury. Wickremesinghe was speaking at a United National Party (UNP) event in Kuliyapitiya today.Speaking further, the Prime Minister said that several parts of the country, including Hambantota will also undergo massive development. “We promised to fill the Hambantota port with ships. We are ready for that. Only one plane arrives at the Mattala international airport. We hope to have more planes landing their soon,” he said. The projects launched by the former Government which were termed as “white elephant” projects are to be revived by the current Government.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the Hambantota port and airport will be made fully operational to receive higher traffic than it currently does. The Prime Minister also said that the Norochcholai coal power plant will also be made fully operational. read more

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Death toll from weather rises to 11 and over 27000 displaced

The Department of Irrigation has indicated that water levels at several major rivers were decreasing as which were at flood levels earlier. The Government has allocated Rs. 14.7 million to the 12 Districts affected by the weather to address the immediate needs of the affected population.The DMC said that as per the immediate rapid impact analysis estimates, 23,000 people need emergency flood relief and early recovery assistance. (Colombo Gazette) The death toll from the adverse weather rose to 11 today and over 27,000 people have been displaced, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today.The DMC said that 84,943 people (18,542 families) have been affected as of Wednesday morning. People at flood risk have been evacuated to safe locations. Approximately, 7,526 families have been evacuated into 194 welfare centres due to flood and landslide risks. A leak was noted on the Pulachchikulam tank in the Puttalam District and sand bags were placed to block the leak. The Vijaya Katupotha tank and Waama-Eliya tank had also been damaged due to the heavy rain. A stability issuehas been identified along the Kaduwela main bridge and the Kaduwela-Biyagama road has been temporarily closed. read more

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Kattankudy Police was not alerted of possible attacks by Zahran

The Kattankudy Police was not alerted of possible attacks being carried out by Zahran Hashim in April, the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks was told today.The current and former Officers in Charge (OIC) of the Kattankudy Police were questioned by the PSC today. It was revealed earlier that there was intelligence information of a likely attack being carried out by a group led by Zahran Hashim in April. However the Kattankudy OIC said that he was not advised by any authority to be on alert in April before the Easter Sunday attacks. Zahran Hashim was based in Kattankudy and had a suspected training camp in the area.

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UN World Bank assess Iraqi reconstruction needs in detailed report

In a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York timed in advance of a donors conference scheduled for Madrid next week, UNDP Assistant Administrator Julia Taft and Nicholas Krafft, World Bank country programme coordinator for Iraq, unveiled a “United Nations/World Bank Joint Iraq Needs Assessment.”The 77-page report, covering some 14 sectors, said that of the estimated $36 billion needed by 2007, some $9 billion would be required for 2004.An additional figure of $20 billion has been made public by the CPA, of which some $8.24 billion would be for 2004, according to UNDP.The UNDP/World Bank figures cover health, education, employment creation, infrastructure, agriculture and water resources, private sector development and demining activities, plus several detailed subcategories. The CPA figure, according to UNDP, covers so-called critical areas such as security and oil.The Madrid conference, scheduled for 23 to 24 October, was convened by the Government of Spain and supported by CPA members. According to Ms. Taft, the CPA asked the UN bodies to assess needs in preparation for the meeting. Some 45 nations and 15 organizations have announced their intention to attend, Ms. Taft said. Listen to UN Radio report read more

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201516 NBA Preview The Hornets Coulda Been A Contender

Is Al Jefferson more like Carlos Boozer or Zach Randolph? Jefferson turned 30 last season and was a significantly less productive player than he’d been the year before. Randolph has turned his career back around in his 30s. Boozer, though, kept declining after turning 30. They’re both among Jefferson’s top comparables according to CARMELO. The Hornets need him to be much more like Randolph if they’re going to make the playoffs. Read more:All our NBA player projectionsAll our 2015-16 NBA Previews Nicolas Batum played a niche role in Portland’s offense. Now that he’s in Charlotte, can he adjust to bigger demands? His shots, points per minute and 3-point percentage declined in each of the last three seasons. He shot or turned over the ball on just one of seven possessions when he was on court last year. The Hornets will expect more of Batum. His defense, at least, is solid across the board — a must for replacing a stopper like Kidd-Gilchrist. After a mediocre rookie season, Cody Zeller improved markedly last year, shooting more effectively while turning the ball over less often. Can he keep it up? CARMELO says yes — sort of. He’s likely to remain at his sophomore-year level but not graduate to All-Star level. How he does will determine how much of an opportunity he has to improve — the roster is crowded with big men. The offense runs through Kemba Walker, but too often it stops with him: He takes and misses too many shots. His teammates last year didn’t give him many great alternatives; this year he should do better if the new Hornets give him better options. In the preseason, Walker has been clicking well with Lin, which at times means Walker shoots even more and passes less while Lin plays more like a point guard setting up his backcourt mate. Marvin Williams has done well to reinvent himself as primarily a 3-point shooter. His accuracy shooting over defenders from outside, coupled with his effective rebounding, made him a valuable player last year. CARMELO doesn’t expect that to last. Few of Williams’s closest comparable players avoided big declines in their 30s, and Williams is 29. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. Before Kidd-Gilchrist went down, Charlotte had taken steps to bolster its depth at just about every position but his small-forward spot. The Hornets signed guard Jeremy Lin and power forward/center Tyler Hansbrough, drafted Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky at No. 9 in the first round and traded for power forward Spencer Hawes and shooting guards Jeremy Lamb and Nicolas Batum. Well, Batum really was more of a small forward for the Blazers, but he was going to move over to the No. 2 spot before Kidd-Gilchrist went down. Batum’s shift back to small forward leaves lots of room for young Hornets to move around the lineup and step up. CARMELO’s projections, though, call into question whether the healthy Hornets have enough talent to make the playoffs.Here’s what’s in store for the key Hornets in 2015-16 (and beyond): After the giddy rush of Linsanity, Jeremy Lin settled into a recurring role as a very standard, effective guard: For the Rockets and Lakers, he shot effectively, got to the free-throw line, handed out assists and stole the ball, but did little else on defense and turned the ball over too often. He’s expected to back up Walker but probably will play alongside him at times, as well. Jeremy Lamb disappointed in Oklahoma City. Will moving to a team with less talent free Lamb to play a bigger offensive role, or will he struggle even more with less help from teammates? CARMELO expects modest improvement for the 23-year-old, but not enough for a starting — let alone starring — role. Everything changed for the Hornets on Oct. 3. Before that day, Charlotte looked like a young, talented team on the rise, with lots of new players fighting for minutes. In a preseason game that night, though, forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder, requiring surgery that will likely keep him out for most of the season. Charlotte’s depth at small forward, and one of its best defensive players, vanished. With Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte looked like they could add a dozen wins to their total (33) last season, the team’s first rechristened as the Charlotte Hornets after New Orleans became the Pelicans. The new Hornets’ sophomore year won’t exactly be a slump, but Charlotte likely will struggle to reach .500 and make the playoffs. FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projects the Hornets to go 40-42: read more

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Football Justin Fields granted eligibility to play for Ohio State in 2019

Ohio State freshman quarterback Justin Fields speaks to the media for the first time on National Signing Day on Feb. 6. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports EditorOhio State has officially gained its third quarterback heading into next season.Freshman quarterback Justin Fields has been granted eligibility heading into the 2019-20 academic year, allowing him to play for Ohio State in the upcoming season.“I am happy for Justin and his family,” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said in a release. “I also want to express my appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance in getting this matter resolved efficiently and with such a positive outcome for Justin.”Fields transferred from Georgia and committed to the Buckeyes on Jan. 4, but would typically be forced to sit out a season due to transfer rules.“I thank God for His guidance during this time of uncertainty,” Fields said in a statement. “I would like to thank the NCAA for its approval of the waiver allowing me to be eligible to play football this fall.  I also want to thank all those who supported and encouraged my family and me during this process.” Fields said that he and his family did not feel it was appropriate to speak publicly about the events that led to his transfer publicly while the decision was being made. The former five-star quarterback applied for a transfer waiver application, allowing him to forgo sitting out a season due to problems at Georgia involving a baseball player who yelled a racial slur toward him during a game.“I have no regrets about my time at UGA and have no hard feelings for the school or football program. My overall experience at UGA was fully consistent with UGA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” Fields said. “A part of me will always be a Georgia Bulldogs fan.”On Wednesday, Fields said he wasn’t sure when a decision would be made on his waiver, and that he was hoping it would come soon.“I don’t really control that. They do,” Fields said. “I’m just trying to get here to be the best quarterback I can be.”At Georgia, Fields threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 266 yards and four touchdowns in limited time throughout his freshman season.Fields said in his statement he “will not be speaking” on the subject of his transfer moving forward, instead focusing his attention to the upcoming season.“To Buckeye Nation: thank you for your warm welcome,” Fields said. “I will work hard to represent you and The Ohio State University in a professional and respectful manner.  My dad always tells me that ‘you can’t get to where you are going by looking in the ‘rear view mirror.’’ I’m ready to move forward and embrace the next season of my life.” read more

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Suzy Lamplugh police accused of ignoring new evidence that might finally unmask

A cold case unit from the Metropolitan Police has spent years following up potential leads and recently completed digs in Sutton Coldfield and Worcestershire in a desperate bid to locate her remains. But former Scotland Yard detective David Videcette, who has spent three years investigating Miss Lamplugh’s disappearance, has accused his… The 25-year-old estate agent went missing on July 28 1986 after apparently arranging to show a prospective client called ‘Mr Kipper’ around a house in Fulham, west London. Scotland Yard has been accused of ignoring crucial new evidence that a retired detective believes could finally unmask the real killer of Suzy Lamplugh, who disappeared 33 years ago on Sunday.

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LHomme de Néandertal chassait aussi le mammouth pour construire des habitations

first_imgL’Homme de Néandertal chassait aussi le mammouth pour construire des habitationsUne étude franco-ukrainienne vient démontrer que l’Homme de Néandertal chassait bel et bien le mammouth pour se nourrir et pour construire des habitations plusieurs milliers d’années avant l’Homme moderne.Si l’homme de Néandertal a longtemps été considéré comme un être archaïque voire attardé comparé à Homo Sapiens, de plus en plus d’études sont venus infirmer cette réputation ces dernières années. Elles ont ainsi montré que cet ancêtre était bien doté de capacités intellectuelles et même de traditions culturelles tout à fait remarquables, comme en témoigne d’ailleurs une nouvelle étude franco-ukrainienne.Réalisés dans le cadre d’un projet impliquant le CNRS, le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle et l’Académie Nationale des Sciences d’Ukraine, ces travaux viennent de prouver que non seulement l’Homme de Néandertal se nourrissait de mammouths mais qu’en plus il se servait de leurs os pour fabriquer des habitations. Publiés dans la revue Quaternary International, les résultats sont basés sur l’analyse du matériel faunique du site de Moldova I situé en Ukraine. Dans cette vallée du Dniestr, 40.000 artefacts lithiques et environ 3.000 ossements de mammifères, essentiellement de mammouths laineux (Mammuthus primigenius), ont été retrouvés.Pour cela, plusieurs zones ont été dégagées : une fosse remplie d’ossements, différentes zones d’activités (de boucherie, de production d’outils), 25 foyers et une accumulation circulaire composée d’ossements de mammouths décrite initialement comme étant une structure d’habitat confectionnée par les Néandertaliens. Or, de telles structures d’habitat en ossements de mammouth n’étaient avérées qu’au Paléolithique supérieur, c’est à dire qu’elles avaient été réalisées par les Hommes anatomiquement modernes (Homo sapiens). Des os assemblés pour construire un abriÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’étude archéo-zoologique avait pour objectif de comprendre les modalités d’acquisition et de gestion des ressources animales, notamment du mammouth, à des fins alimentaires et non-alimentaires, indique un communiqué du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. Au moins 15 mammouths ont ainsi été retrouvés à proximité ou sur le site même. Mais l’assemblage osseux circulaire de différents os (os long et os plats, défenses, vertèbres en connexion) ne peut être que l’œuvre d’hominidés et les marques anthropiques sur les os montrent que la viande de mammouth a été consommée par les Néandertaliens.La construction ne semble être qu’un abri coupe-vent et ne constitue pas une habitation couverte comme celles du Paléolithique supérieur. Néanmoins, la présence d’outils à l’intérieur d’une quinzaine de foyers est caractéristique d’un espace domestique. Ce gisement peut donc être assimilé à un campement principal avec des occupations récurrentes. Au vu de cette découverte, les Néandertaliens seraient donc les plus anciens Hominidés à avoir utilisé des ossements de mammouths pour construire des structures d’habitations.Le 23 janvier 2013 à 12:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Government to advance Heritage Tourism in the Bahamas

first_img Related Items:#HeritageTourism, #magneticmedianews, #NationalMuseum Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 19th 2017 – Nassau – The new Minnis-administration says that they will be focusing on the country’s heritage tourism potential. Speaking at the recent Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership meeting last Thursday, Prime Minister Minnis said, “Ours is a richly textured culture. Our history, music, food, dance, art, craft and our folkways are distinctly different. We must fully capitalize on our culture and heritage to add a more vibrant visitor experience.” As such, the government’s plans will include restoring and maintaining many of Bahamas’ historic sites; completing The National Museum of the Bahamas; building a Native Food Market to feature local art and facilitating the development of heritage and eco-tours throughout the islands.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said, “A Native Food Market will welcome scores of Bahamians and tourists alike.” Adding also, “It will provide business opportunities and allow many Bahamians to sell their goods and products. Just as a previous FNM Administration created Fish Fry and a new Straw Market, my Administration will build a Native Food Market Over-the-Hill. Many cities and countries around the world boast native food markets.”Speaking on the National Museum, Dr. Minnis said, “Cruise ship passengers throughout the world visit museums,” Adding, “Imagine if New Providence can provide more of these experiences?” However, the Prime Minister admitted, “We are nowhere near monetizing the number of cruise ship passengers we have coming to The Bahamas. We can do so through heritage experiences.”The Clifton Heritage National Park in New Providence, Mount Alvernia in Cat Island, The Columbus Monument in San Salvador and plantation ruins on other Family islands are some of the other historic sites to be named throughout the Bahamas. Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Spectrum auction Bharti Airtel Vodafone India Idea Cellular may spend Rs 1

first_imgMajor Indian telecom companies may shell out around Rs. 1 lakh crore on spectrum in the upcoming auction, according to credit rating agency Crisil. About 75 percent of the total amount would be spent by private telecom players.The top three telecom companies — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular — are expected to share about 55 to 60 percent of the total auction spending, Crisil said in its report. “Unlike previous auctions, operators do not face business continuity issues this time, but we expect reasonably healthy participation as incumbents will ramp up their 3G and 4G spectrum holdings ahead of Reliance Jio’s entry,” Ajay Srinivasan, Research Director at the rating agency, said.In the upcoming auction, which is expected to be held within the next two to three months, the central government is planning to put over 2,300 MHz of spectrum across seven frequency bands up for sale. This would be the highest quantity of airwaves being sold in one go.The total outgo towards the acquisition of spectrum in the current financial year would be about Rs. 37,000 crore, which is lower compared to the budgetary expectation of about Rs. 56,000 crore, the Crisil report added.In addition, there would be significant outgo for the telecom industry, which is currently staggering under a debt of $4 lakh crore as of March 2016.”Telecos are already facing increased network congestion in circles with high data consumption like key metros, which account for 60 per cent of the data traffic. Therefore, augmenting network capacity and spectrum holdings will be critical for maintaining their competitive position. Overall, Telecos are expected to fork out Rs 1 trillion,” Srinivasan added.The Bharti Airtel stock was trading at Rs. 370.00 at 9:42 a.m. on Tuesday, down 0.82 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Similarly, the Idea Cellular stock was also down 0.28 percent at Rs. 106.50 around the same time.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

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Recreating gastronomic delights

first_img1911 restaurant at the Imperial has recreated the magnificence of the classic gourmet affair from the coronation year 1911 in their attempt to revive the flavours of the exquisite dishes which were served to the discerning lords, ladies and regal emperors back then.“This December we celebrate the era frozen in time with inspired cuisine of the coronation, while one marvels the worthies from their frames on the walls at 1911 restaurant. Doffing our hat to the good old days, our chefs bring to you the slice of the classics to mark 104th year of Delhi Durbar, tucked away in The Imperial ramparts. The preparations, I am sure will leave considerable panache with authentic ingredients, culinary style and substance,” said Vijay Wanchoo- Sr Executive VP and GM, The Imperial.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Chef Prem Kumar Pogakula, Executive Sous Chef, The Imperial, New Delhi while talking about the menu said, “The expertise of the royal kitchens, the spices, ingredients, serving style of the grand feast of the coronation and many more minute details have been understood and researched, to create an inspired menu.” Digging historic chapters, the menu features  Trifle-Trifle existed in old British era  around 1650s and was an intrinsic part of an English menu which had earlier only alcohol, bread, cream and sugar. Later it was modified with fruits and held a significant position in ceremonies.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTrifle, amazing flambéed dessert prevailed in 1900s, which was usually kept on the table and denoted celebration like cakes, Crepe suzette, was the favourite dish of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. It still entices palates across the globe, being one of the favourites in old English kitchens, Shepherd’s pie- one of the most famous Irish specialties in the late 19th century and also the most traditional one, normally called cottage pie. No feast was complete without it , Rhubarb pie- the pie has historic relevance in UK and is derived from the plant Rhubarb, also called Turkish rhubarb which had many medicinal qualities. It was the most famous pie in the royal kitchens in the 20th century.When: December 10-17Where: 1911, Imperiallast_img read more

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Speeding bus falls into waterbody on its way to Digha

first_imgKolkata: At least 30 persons were injured after a bus toppled into a roadside waterbody on its way to Digha early on Monday morning. Local residents and police rescued the injured passengers and rushed them to Contai Sub-Divisional Hospital.According to sources, on Monday morning a bus full of passengers was running along the Contai-Nandakumar Road at a high speed, on its way to Digha. At around 4:30 am, the driver lost control over the bus near Marishda and it toppled into a roadside waterbody. Locals heard the sound of the accident and screams by the passengers and ran towards the bus. The driver and the helper had somehow managed to jump out of the bus before it fell into the waterbody. Several passengers got stuck inside the bus, while a few others were in the water. Local residents started a rescue operation and informed Marishda police station. Within a few minutes, police arrived at the spot and rescued the passengers with help from the locals. All the injured persons were rushed to Contai Sub-Divisional Hospital, where they are still undergoing treatment. Sources informed that a few of the injured are in critical condition. Police are trying to contact the families of the injured persons. It is suspected that while driving the driver must have fallen asleep, due to which he lost control over the steering. Police will check the bus to ascertain if any technical fault was there. According to locals, the bus had met with the accident due to excessive speed. A probe has been launched in this regard. Search for the driver and helper is on.last_img read more

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Testing the Open Source Waters

first_imgOpenOffice 1.2 also has a database function built in. This can be used to create bibliographies, contact lists, address books and other functions you’d expect from a relational database.Though it’s easy to learn how to use the programs–and easy on any company’s budget–OpenOffice does have some drawbacks:The database program in version 1.2 is extremely difficult to learn. I also came across compatibility issues with some of my Windows software that wouldn’t allow for the creation of databases through OpenOffice. There’s an Access-like database for OpenOffice 2.0, called Base; however, it’s still in Beta version, so some functions don’t work. And at this point, Base doesn’t have an “import” function, which many Access users find useful. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It was my fault–I admit it. I was cleaning my computer’s file system, trying to speed it up a bit, when poof! My computer died. I was able to bring it back to life, but I lost a lot of programs I had to reinstall. Unfortunately, at some point during a move six months earlier, I had lost my Microsoft Office disk and now was in a bit of a jam: I was working on a project for a client, the deadline was coming up quickly, and it was too late to go to the store to buy another copy.That’s when I turned to Google. On a hunch, I searched for “Alternatives to Microsoft Office” and there I found OpenOffice.org. A quick read of OpenOffice’s website revealed a program that’s intended to be similar to Microsoft Office in look and feel, and that can read and save files in the Microsoft Office format, among others.Here’s the kicker: OpenOffice is free. Regardless of how many workstations you use the program on, it’ll never cost your company a penny. Compare that to the cost of licensing Microsoft Office Professional for just five workstations: According to a sales associate at the online retailer CDW, that’ll cost you upwards of $2,000.Being convinced–and desparate–enough to give it a try, I went through the download and install procedures, which took only a few minutes using my cable modem. I was very pleased with what I found. There’s a “Word”-like program, called Write, for drafting documents. There’s also a spreadsheet program, called Calc, that’s very similar to Excel and a presentation program called Impress that’s similar to PowerPoint. There’s also a program called Draw, which is comparable to Paint.After I became more familiar with OpenOffice, I discovered many useful features that other business owners will appreciate:Write is the OpenOffice equivalent of Word. It’s highly functional, very intuitive and has utilities for saving documents directly to PDF format, which allows for easy web publishing or portability between platforms, something Word doesn’t offer. Mail merge, table maker, object manipulation, various wizards and the ability to create your own templates are also available in Write. 4 min read Register Now » If you don’t remember to save your Write files in a .doc format, or PDF, then non-OpenOffice users who you send your files to won’t be able to read them.center_img Lastly, since OpenOffice was created as a group effort and built by volunteers, its how-tos and help files are sometimes difficult to find and understand.Overall, OpenOffice provides users with a versatile office suite. Many small-business owners will find that the office suite is a gateway to the larger world of open source software. For instance, when you find that OpenOffice doesn’t offer an Outlook-like e-mail service, you might soon discover Mozilla Thunderbird, another open source program that looks and acts very much like Outlook. Soon you may begin wondering why so many thousands of your business’s hard-earned dollars went to software suites, when similar software is available for free on the internet.Donald Carroll is the founder of Calvary Copywriting in Kansas City, Missouri. Specializing in the peculiarities of small to mid-sized businesses, Donald takes pride in helping the little guys fight big competition. Calc is similar in almost every way to Excel, but Calc files, unlike Excel files, can be saved directly to PDF, thus saving you the time and expense of having to use a separate program–Adobe–to turn the text document into a PDF. July 28, 2005 Impress presentations can be saved directly as a Macromedia Flash file, for easy uploading to your company’s website. In PowerPoint, this can only be done by using a separate and expensive program for converting PowerPoint documents to Macromedia Flash format. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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