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Telangana’s ‘people’s leader’ Bandaru Dattatreya appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor

first_imgBandaru Dattatreya, who on Sunday was appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, is known as a people’s leader in his native Telangana.It has been quite a wait for the 72-year-old Mr. Dattatreya, who was dropped from the Union Cabinet during the first tenure of the Narendra Modi government, and was later denied a Lok Sabha ticket in the last general election from Secunderabad, a seat he has won many times.The former Union Minister was first elected in 1991 to the 10th Lok Sabha. He was elected a second time in 1998 and worked as the Union Minister of State, Urban Development under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.He was re-elected in 1999 and served as both the Union Minister of State for Urban Development and the Railways.He is credited with bringing the Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) to Hyderabad.Mr. Dattatreya was given the post of Minister with Independent Charge for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation in 2004. He was elected a fourth time to Parliament in 2014 and served in the Narendra Modi-led government as the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment.Many thought his political career ended when he was denied the Lok Sabha ticket from Secunderabad this year. The present Union Minister of State for Home, G. Kishan Reddy, was given the seat.Born on June 12, 1947 in Hyderabad, Mr. Dattatreya is a B.Sc. graduate from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He started as a RSS pracharak in 1968 and held positions in various related organisations. He was arrested under the controversial Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency.He joined the BJP in 1980 and worked as the secretary for its Andhra Pradesh unit. He was then appointed general secretary from 1981 to 1989 and was the president of the Andhra Pradesh unit between 1996 and 1998. He served as the party president for a second time between 2006 and 2009. During the Telangana movement, he started the Alai Bhalai programme, where leaders from all political parties rubbed shoulders. The programme is a regular affair during Dasara.last_img read more

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Ceres rides late penalty to AFC Cup history

first_imgSigned last January as the club revitalized its push for glory in the continental competition, Rodriguez calmly beat JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias in the third minute of injury time as the Busmen completed a stunning upset over the 2015 AFC Cup champions.“I was confident,” said Rodriguez. “I thought about my family and it helped calm myself down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRodriguez’s goal made it 4-4 on aggregate, counting the 2-3 scoreline in the first leg, but the Busmen advanced to face Home United of Singapore in the zonal finals due to the away goals rule.Considering that JDT was also a semifinalist in the AFC Cup in 2016, the victory is the biggest yet for the young club, which didn’t even qualify for the tournament in 2015. LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ There was plenty of controversy surrounding the foul of defender Aidil Zafuan on Rodriguez.JDT’s Mexican coach Benjamin Mora refused to be drawn into the debate on Chinese referee Fu Ming’s call. “It is a penalty because the referee saw it as a penalty,” said Mora.Japanese defender Kota Kawase stabbed home a Kevin Ingreso free kick in the 26th minute to put Ceres on top, but Argentine striker Gabriel Guerra levelled for the visitors in the 65th minute, rifling home a shot from a tight angle just inside the box.But just when it looked like the Busmen were headed for a heartbreaking exit, Ceres was awarded a penalty after Zafuan pulled back Rodriguez while attacking on a corner. The visitors’ frustrations boiled over with Farizal losing his cool after he was sent off. The JDT player even shoved match officials as he left the pitch.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gamescenter_img Creamline, Pocari complete F4 cast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PENALTY? Johor Darul Ta’zim defender AIdil Zafuan pulls Ceres-Negros Fernando Rodriguez’s jersey while defending a corner kick, leading to the penalty that won the AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie for Ceres. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Mymy AlagabanBACOLOD CITY—Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez grew up in the province of Pilas in Seville, Spain, and until early this year, hardly even heard about Bacolod City, the city he now represents as a player for Ceres-Negros.But as fate would have it, the 30-year-old Rodriguez cemented himself as a legend in this football-loving city after converting a stoppage time penalty that propelled the Busmen past Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), 2-1, last Wednesday night in the AFC Cup Asean zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

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Tongue in Cheek: Ravi Shastri, Team India Director and a ‘legend by association’

first_imgA joke doing the rounds is that actor Anushka Sharma calls the Indian dressing room looking for Virat Kohli. She’s told that Virat has just stepped out to bat. “Not a problem,” she replies, “I’ll hold.”This faux anecdote is not new to Indian cricket. Almost 30 years ago, it was used for another actor-cricketer couple. Back then, it went like this:Ravi ShastriAmrita Singh: Hello. Can I speak to Ravi?Sunil Gavaskar: Can you hold for a bit? He’s just gone out to bat.In those days, the only chant Indian viewers were guaranteed to hear on TV no matter which team India was playing against, apart from the then-mandatory “Pakistan hai hai”, was “Shastri hai hai”.It’s incredible how Ravi Shastri has gone from that laughable, forlorn, boring utility cricketer to being recognized as the new saviour of Indian cricket.The Indian Board chief N. Srinivasan has selected him to be the Director of Team India (whatever that means) at a time when the side urgently needs some succour. And his first statement on being picked is that he’ll go (though he doesn’t say where) on a “fact-finding mission”. Also read: My role doesn’t undermine Fletcher: Ravi ShastriInstead of delving into the futility of this new appointment, whether or not Shastri is the right man for the job, and whether or not he’s got it simply for being one of the BCCI’s most loyal centrally contracted employees; let’s just focus on how Shastri is seen by fans these days as one of the greats of Indian cricket.advertisementConsider the facts. He played 80 Test matches between 1981 and 1992 in which he scored 3,830 runs at an average of 35. To put this perspective, the 56-Test-old, much-maligned Gautam Gambhir has already scored 4,046 runs at 42 runs an innings. As a spin bowler, which is how he first broke into the Indian team, his 151 wickets cost India 41 runs apiece. To put that in perspective, the spin trio of Bishan Singh Bedi, B.S. Chandrasekhar and Erapalli Prasanna all got more wickets in fewer matches at lower averages despite competing with each other for scalps through most of their international careers.Sure, Shastri once hit six sixes in an over in a Ranji Trophy game; and he introduced us to the Audi in the 1985 World Series tournament in Australia. To be fair, he was often very useful, and had a keen understanding of the game to boot. Curiously though, Shastri is the beneficiary of a strange new phenomenon: “Legend by association.”He has spent so many years in the commentary box with a genuine great of the game, Sunil Gavaskar, that we’ve started to think of them in the same way. He did that painstakingly laboured show Shaz & Waz with another cricketing legend, Wasim Akram, and India somehow started believing Shastri was a member of that elite pantheon.Ravi Shastri was a smart cricketer, always good enough for the Indian team, even though fans, perhaps unfairly, loved to make fun of him. As a commentator, he is confident and bombastic, and he can hit six cliches an over no matter how formidable the attack. But can he save Indian cricket? Nobody really cares, particularly not the BCCI.So, instead of getting into serious issues, let me just leave you with another popular joke from an era long gone: the recipe for two-minute noodles. Put them in a pan of boiling water the moment Ravi Shastri goes out to bat. Add the taste-maker. Stir. They’ll be ready to eat by the time he’s back in the pavillion.last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar lauds Virat Kohli’s 24th Test hundred: A great habit to have

first_imgVirat Kohli never looked like he was out of action for almost a month as he slammed yet another hundred in Test cricket on Friday.Kohli’s 24th hundred in the format saw India consolidate its position on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test against West Indies in Rajkot.The 29-year-old surpassed legendary opener Virender Sehwag on the list of hundreds with his latest knock at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium.He is now fourth in the list for most Test centuries by Indians. Sachin Tendulkar leads the charts with 51 hundreds, Rahul Dravid is second with 36 centuries while Sunil Gavaskar is third with 34 hundreds.India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli overtakes Virender Sehwag with 24th Test hundredKohli has 24 hundreds from 72 Tests while Virender Sehwag is fifth on the list with 23 hundreds from 103 Tests. The landmark also saw him become the second fastest to 24 Test hundreds, having reached the figure in 123 innings. Only Don Bradman took lesser number of innings (66) to achieve the feat.Former India captain was one of the first to wish Kohli on his latest achievement on social media.”Another outing, another century! A great habit to have. Keep it up,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.Another outing, another century! A great habit to have. Keep it up… pic.twitter.com/ohQ50sZ3dUSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 5, 2018Kohli was rested for the Asia Cup 2018 which India won for the seventh time. He returned to action this month and was among the runs immediately. He took 184 balls to reach triple figures and also completed 3000 Test runs in India during the course of his innings. Kohli is averaging over 65 in the longest format on home soil.advertisementIndia vs West Indies: Live Blog | Live Cricket Score | ScorecardThe 29-year-old was eventually dismissed for 139 by debutant Sherman Lewis just after the lunch break as India reached India 534 for 6 in the 124th over.He achieved another milestone after crossing 120 as he completed 1000 runs in Test cricket in 2018. This is the third successive year that Kohli has achieved this feat which is more than any other Indian batsman in history.Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden holds the record for scoring over 1000 runs in a calendar year 5 times in succession between 2001-2005. Steve Smith (Aus) has done it four times between 2014-2017.Kohli (2016-2018), Brian Lara (2003-2005), Marcus Trescothick (2003-2005) and Kevin Pietersen (2006-2008) have achieved the feat three times each. Former India captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar have done it twice each.All Hail the King @imVkohli24th Test ton17th as captain4th century this year2nd fastest to 24 Test ton(More coming, we aren’t done yet) #TeamIndia #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/IgCw1K5JEkBCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2018last_img read more

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Janhvi Kapoor belly dances to Ankh Lad Jave in throwback video. Leaves us speechless

first_imgJanhvi Kapoor’s dancing skills is one thing that the 22-year-old is famous for apart from her acting skills. Janhvi who is known to be a great Kathak dancer can also move her belly like no other.A fan page of Janhvi recently shared a throwback belly dancing video of the Dhadak actress with the celebrity favourite trainer, Namrata Purohit.In the video, Janhvi can be seen grooving to the sexy song, Akh Lad Jaave from the film, Loveyatri. Her hot moves on the song have left us speechless.For her belly dancing session, Janhvi donned a purple sports bra that she paired with white yoga pants. Namrata too was dressed in a sports bra and a pair of workout pants.Janhvi looked stunning as she stood barefoot in the studio and let her hair down for the dance session.On the work front, Janhvi is currently shooting for her film, Roohiafza in which she will be sharing screen space with Raj Kummar Rao. She is also shooting for her film, Dostana 2 which is set for a December release this year.advertisementALSO READ | Janhvi Kapoor belly dances in sports bra and mini shorts for a challenge. Watch videoALSO WATCH | Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak and Sridevi in English Vinglish have something in commonlast_img read more

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9 months agoPSG captain Thiago Silva backing move for Napoli midfielder Allan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say PSG captain Thiago Silva backing move for Napoli midfielder Allanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG captain Thiago Silva is backing their move for Napoli midfielder Allan.PSG are willing to pay big money for the Brazil international this month.And Thiago Silva says, “I was really surprised by Allan. “When I was following the Brazilian league, I thought he was a good player, but in the Champions League I realised he was a lot stronger than I thought. “If he came to join us, we would be very happy. Otherwise, I wish him the best with Napoli.” last_img read more

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10 days agoLiverpool winger Woodburn taking inspiration from ex-Arsenal winger Gnabry

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool winger Woodburn taking inspiration from ex-Arsenal winger Gnabryby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Ben Woodburn has taken inspiration from the journey of Serge Gnabry.Bayern Munich winger Gnabry was brought into the spotlight before the international break after he scored four goals against Tottenham Hotspur.Woodburn is currently struggling on loan at Oxford United, but Gnabry’s past struggles at Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion are providing him with motivation.”I feel like I have had so much experience and yet I am still only young and learning. Watching someone like Serge Gnabry develop is a big help,” the Wales international, who celebrates his 20th birthday on Tuesday, told the Daily Mail.”I saw his four goals for Bayern Munich against Tottenham in the Champions League. When he was 20, he couldn’t get a game on loan at West Brom.”He has shown you can push through if you keep working hard and hopefully I can do something like he’s done.” last_img read more

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Analyst Calls Out 2 Major Head Coaches For Transfer Comments

first_imgJustin Fields throws a pass for Georgia.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)A college football analyst has called out two major college football coaches for their comments on the state of transfers within the sport. The “transfer portal” has put a spotlight on transfers within college football and moves seem to be happening at a bigger rate.Two major college football coaches, Penn State’s James Franklin and Stanford’s David Shaw, are skeptical about all of these transfers being good for the sport. They believe it’s getting difficult to manage rosters.“It’s really messy right now,” Shaw told ESPN. “The rules are not really hard rules. The positions that these young people get put in are really, really difficult. It’s become difficult for coaches to manage their rosters.”Franklin added:“We have seen kids that have entered the transfer portal and haven’t been on campus for a semester. How do you learn to overcome adversity and fight through battles and learn to compete? I worry about that for our sport; I worry about that for kids and our country. The path of least resistance very rarely is the answer. How do you have discipline and structure and tough conversations in your program if there’s always a Plan B, an outlet with no real repercussions?”USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken has responded to these quotes, calling out the head coaches for their comments.Do these guys ever stop whining? Holy moly. https://t.co/9o10X6aVlU— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) February 11, 2019Coaches have not fully grasped yet that public opinion has shifted against them on this issue. It’s just not a good look when guys making millions are complaining because giving people rights has made their jobs fractionally more complicated.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) February 11, 2019James Franklin and David Shaw are two very smart people and good coaches. But when they’re talking about transferring is bad for the country and that it hinders their ability to have success in life, I have to push back in a big way and call BS. It’s just utterly ridiculous.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) February 11, 2019It’s understandable for major college football coaches to not be thrilled with players transferring all of the time, but the public (rightfully, probably) is almost always going to side with the player making a decision they feel is best for them.last_img read more

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Renata Ford charged with impaired driving

Rob Ford’s widow is facing two impaired driving charges after being arrested Wednesday night.According to the Canadian Press, Renata Ford was arrested around 6 p.m. as she sat in a vehicle of a west-end shopping plaza near her home. Toronto police say the mother of two was charged with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol reading of over 80 milligrams. Ford’s controversial late husband was Mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. He died of cancer in March at the age of 46.

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Womens Hockey No 6 Ohio State welcomes topranked Wisconsin in battle of

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) protects the net in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA showdown between two of the nations top goalies comes to OSU Ice Rink Friday and Saturday when No. 6 Ohio State hosts top-ranked Wisconsin in a two-game series.The No. 1 Badgers (26-1-1, 17-0-1-1 in WCHA) come into the series against the Buckeyes (17-7-4, 10-4-4-3 in WCHA) ranked in the top 10 in both offense and defense, but redshirt sophomore goalie Kristen Campbell remains the story of their impressive season.Campbell boasts a .945 save percentage, allowing only 1.07 goals per game, and dealing out nine shutouts while playing in all 28 games this season. Ohio State redshirt junior Kassidy Sauve offers a similarly dominating stat line, with a .927 save percentage to go with her 2.17 goals against average in 26 contests this year.The Buckeyes are coming off a losing series to Minnesota Duluth, and head coach Nadine Muzerall said she hasn’t had a problem motivating the team for the upcoming home series.“You don’t have to motivate them too much,” Muzerall said. “They’re the No. 1 team in the country. We have to think of the positives of last weekend and be better.”Muzerall added that Wisconsin poses possible difficulties for the Buckeyes going into the weekend series. She cited the Badgers’ stick-handling ability and positioning on defense as reasons why Wisconsin has found so much early-season success.The head coach said she believes the home-ice advantage might help to give the Buckeyes an edge in this series against their challenging opponent.“At home we have had a great record,” Muzerall said. “We’ve only lost one game at home. So, we are going to build off our strengths and attack them offensively this weekend.” In early November, the Buckeyes went up traveled up to Madison, Wisconsin, to face the Badgers on the road and ended the series with a pair of losses that saw the Buckeyes get outscored 10-1 over the two games.“I think we learned a lot from that weekend,” freshman forward Emma Maltais said. “We’ve developed a lot as a group, we’re hoping to put our best foot forward this weekend.” Junior forward Erin Langermeier has helped Ohio State find some consistency on the defensive end, and that could prove to be the toughest challenge to the Buckeyes this time around.“I think when it comes to this weekend, we just have to make it hard for them to play in our defensive zone,” Langermeier said. “So, when they get some offense we’ve got to really shut them down, quick transition and get into their zone.” With the Badgers being the top team in the nation, Muzerall said her team must understand it won’t play perfect. It will make mistakes. But that does not mean the team should avoid striving to be perfect even when faced with the immense pressure. “I think there is a little bit of pressure,” Maltais said. “But I think we have confidence coming out of playing well against Minnesota. I don’t know if we are expecting a perfect game, but I think for sure we need to tie down on our d-zone and offensive zone system play, the effort just has to be there from all of us.” Ohio State will come into this game having struggled in its last matchup, scoring just twice overall in the series against Minnesota Duluth — once in each game — and allowing six goals in two games. Before heading to the ice to hope for a turnaround, Sauve said she is looking forward to the series. “At the end of the day it’s a new week.” Suave said. “Now, we are facing a really good opponent and seeing how we get out of that rut, I think, will be huge for our team.” Sauve said she is ready to face the offensive attack of the Badgers, adding she feasts off energy gained by making more saves.“I like when a team shoots the puck a lot,” Sauve said. “And they like to do that. They outshoot most of their opponents. So, being ready and challenging a shooter, just being ready to go on every shot I get.”The Buckeyes will lace up their skates to take the ice Friday at 6:07 p.m. and Saturday at 3:07 p.m. read more

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Terex Trucks performing well in Zimbabwean granite industry

first_imgTerex Trucks has supplied Davis Granite with its fourth rigid dump truck after its existing trucks proved their value at granite mining operations in Bulawayo and Harare, Zimbabwe.  Leading Zimbabwean granite producer Davis Granite has recently added a TR45 to its fleet of four Terex Trucks rigid haulers. Now operating at its Bulawayo and Harare mines, the fleet includes two TR45s and two TR60s.The machines are hauling approximately 80,000 t/mth of stone products, 12 hours a day, five days a week, with the robust TR45 maximum payload of 41 t “proving ideal for the job at the Bulawayo quarry.” Headquartered in Bulawayo, Davis Granite has been in the business for over half a century handling the extraction, production and supply of stone, builders aggregate and sand for road building and other civil applications throughout Zimbabwe. “As the nation’s largest producer of granite aggregates, Davis Granite depends on Terex Trucks rigid dump trucks to haul its high-quality stone from the pit to the crusher. The addition of the second TR45 will increase productivity and uptime for the company’s Bulawayo operation.”“We have operated Terex Trucks rigid haulers for three years and they consistently deliver a powerful and reliable performance,” said Ben Louw, Group Production Director at Davis Granite. “When looking to purchase a new truck for our Bulawayo quarry we were confident that an additional TR45 would be a safe bet once again.” Davis Granite has operational quarries in Bulawayo, Harare, Hwange, Marondera and Gweru, as well as a mobile mining contracting and crushing plant which can be installed as per customer requirements for larger orders.“We’ve found Terex Trucks rigid haulers to be reliable and cost-effective, with very little downtime and offering good fuel efficiency,” said Ken Gerrard, Chief Executive of Davis Granite Group. “What we particularly like about working with Terex Trucks is the excellent support that is available within Zimbabwe and regionally in South Africa, and this was really what made Terex Trucks stand out from the competition.”Built on 60 years of hauling heritage, the Terex Trucks TR45 and TR60s are described as “powerful, efficient, and dependable machines that continue to prove capable of handling the most extreme quarrying operations.”“Terex Trucks rigid haulers perform well, especially in terms of their capability to haul heavy loads uphill. The cab is spacious and comfortable, with good seat suspension, which is a great advantage while working for long hours on the rocky quarry roads,” said Sambuwa Mtambanashe, an operator at Davis Granite Group.last_img read more

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Razers Project Fiona tablet plays Skyrim on ultrahigh settings

first_imgRazer’s Project Fiona gaming tablet is no joke. It’s been one of the most talked-about devices to come out of CES 2012, and — once released — it has the potential to be an industry pillar. Though it’s still merely a prototype, this bad boy looks like it isn’t far from prime time. Take this video, for example: here we see the dual-controller-wielding tablet running Skyrim. Oh, and did we mention that the game is being played on ultra-high settings?As you’ll see in the video, it handles the visuals brilliantly. The framerate is choppy, but keep in mind that this is on ultra-high — the highest possible settings. We don’t know yet what graphics card is powering the prototype, but the mystery GPU and the Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor are performing admirably. We don’t see it in the video, but the tablet will supposedly play Skyrim on “High” (the next level down) flawlessly.Razer has produced one of the most innovative devices at CES with Project Fiona. The attached controllers on either side of the tablet take away the pesky requirement of using a touchscreen for tablet gaming, while retaining the handheld portability of tablets. That it will run Windows 8 is only a bonus: it will be instantly compatible with a legion of top-of-the-line games.There are a few potential pitfalls with Razer’s tablet. Battery life is suspect; we’ve heard reps estimate that it will stay powered for two or three hours. That’s acceptable, but lengthy gaming sessions will require a power cable (greatly reducing the device’s portable appeal). Also, I can’t imagine that the device will support graphics card upgrades. For an investment that will probably cost at least $800-900, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for future-proofing in the rapidly-evolving world of PC gaming.While much is still unknown about Razer’s upcoming tablet, the buzz that it has garnered at CES guarantees that we’ll eventually be seeing these on store shelves. Color me intrigued.via Destructoid, Technobuffalolast_img read more

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Greek organisations support Mikakos

first_imgNumerous Greek community organisations supported Victorian Shadow Minister for Community Services, MP Jenny Mikakos last Saturday, as she hosted a successful fundraising dinner for her election campaign. Victorian state elections will take place in November this year. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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Plug a Floppy Drive in to Your Android Phone For a Retro

first_img Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. In 2018 a floppy drive isn’t exactly the most efficient way to expand a smartphone’s storage capacity. There are plenty of other options that offer much higher density and transfer speeds.For sheer vintage computing silliness, however, it’s hard to imagine anything that could beat plugging a 3.5-inch floppy drive to your Android device (unless you know where to get your hands on a USB-equipped Commodore tape drive).And yes, it really does work — as YouTuber Lazy Gamer demonstrates in a recent upload. If you own an Android phone or tablet, a USB OTG adapter, and an external floppy drive, you can expand your storage 1.44MB at a time.AdChoices广告What can you do with 1.44MB of data on a pokey, old floppy drive? Why, you can enjoy a truly authentic retro gaming experience on your phone, of course! In Lazy Gamer’s video he installs Commander Keen to the A:\ drive, but you could load up any of your favorite classic PC titles.Naturally, you’ll want to have a DOSBox app installed. Android doesn’t know what to do with a .EXE file by default.While you can play games using the on-screen keyboard, it’s not the best way to game on the go with a floppy drive. Once you’ve gone that far you may as well go all the way: hook up a USB hub and an adapter and plug in your trusty, beige PS/2 keyboard (bonus points if it has a coiled cable).A setup like this one is sure to be a conversation starter. And, from a practical standpoint, you are also able to use it to find out what’s stored on all the random floppy drives that are still laying around the office for some reason. Heck, maybe you can convince the finance department to spring for the drive so you don’t have to finance this experiment on your own…center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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The Rise of Skywalker Director on Kylo Rens Redemption Chances

first_imgStay on target Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Kylo Ren’s conflicted mindset is expected to play a major role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and director J.J. Abrams recently addressed if the character could be redeemed in the movie.Abrams spoke with MTV News at Disney’s D23 Expo last weekend, where he talked about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Abrams said Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren, gives a “mind-blowing” performance in the film, especially when it come to his character’s troubled state..@jjabrams gave us a few hints on what to expect in ‘#StarWars: Rise of Skywalker’ from the mysterious Emperor, to the pivotal final sequence and a possible redemption for #KyloRen through Adam Driver’s performance: “He is mindblowing in this” #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/QbXNJzixnm— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) August 28, 2019“I will say that with an actor like Adam Driver, you can never limit what that man can do. I will say, without talking about redemption or not, that he is mind-blowing in this,” Abrams told MTV News. “He’s brought a whole other level to this, so I can’t wait to see what happens with him.”Kylo Ren’s emotional conflict could peak in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, where surviving Resistance members will face the First Order for a final time, ComicBook.com noted. Fans are also questioning what will happen between Kylo Ren and Rey in the upcoming film after the events in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).“How do you form friendships out of that?” Driver told Vanity Fair in an interview. “How do you understand the weight of that? And if there’s no one around you guiding you, or articulating things the right way … it can easily go awry.”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.More on Geek.com:‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Star Teases Major On-Screen Reunion New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Pulls Rey to the Dark SideMark Hamill Teases Luke’s Force Ghost in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Posterlast_img read more

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Maguire Leicester fans have been brilliant to me

first_imgHarry Maguire has thanked Leicester City fans for making him feel at home after extending his deal with the club.Maguire penned a new five-year contract to remain with the Foxes until 2023 and revealed the fans were part of the reason he extended his stay.“Ever since I came to the club the supporters have been absolutely brilliant to me,” Maguire told LCFC TV.“The support they have shown even through sticky times last season when we were going through bad patches they stuck right with us and I am looking forward to playing in front of them a lot more.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We have a good group of players here now and great staff, a great team behind us, and I’m looking forward to the future.“It was massive [to win players’ player and supporters’ player of the year] to see the rewards at the end of the season, especially with a personal accolade, as we didn’t pick up any trophies as a team.Maguire featured in the 2-1 loss to Spain in the opener of their Uefa Nations League at Wembley.last_img read more

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Health Minister says Bahamian women facing Cancer deserve insurance too

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 22nd 2017 – Nassau – The ministry of Health is now looking into protecting Bahamian women who face the risk of developing Cancer. This, according to Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands who said that he is now considering putting legislation in place to prevent persons who test positive for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations – which increases a woman’s chance of developing cancer – from being denied health insurance.During his budget address in the House of Assembly last week, Dr. Duane Sands revealed that a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed women who have the BRCA1 mutation on average stand a 72% risk of developing Breast Cancer and a 44% risk of developing Ovarian Cancer. The study also found that persons carrying the BRCA2 gene would have a 69% chance of developing Breast Cancer. As a result, with no current legislation in place, women will face significantly high medical bills or not be able to afford treatment at all, which can prevent them from beating the disease.Dr. Sands added that the study also showed Bahamian women in particular have the highest incidents of BRCA1 and BRCA 2, “which is 800% higher than the world average.”  This means, “women in the Bahamas with these genes are three to five times (liable) to get breast and ovarian cancer than those without the genes.”Magnetic Media also understands that there have been discussions between the minister and the Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) concerning the proposed legislation, as Dr. Sands remarked, “we have to protect our people.”Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Pogba hopes to inspire Man Utd youngsters to become the Class

first_imgPaul Pogba hopes to use his experience to help the next generation of Manchester United players become the next Class of ’92.The Red Devils have won 10 times and only lost once in 12 games under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer since he replaced Jose Mourinho in December.The Norwegian’s impact at Old Trafford has raised morale within the squad and has seen a notable improvement in form with Pogba.Now the revitalised World Cup winner is hoping to help the younger players make the club “United” once more.“I try to give my experience to the younger ones because I had the chance to play in the World Cup, I’ve played in a Champions League final and a Europa League final,” Pogba told The Sun.“So I try to pass that on to the boys. It is the culture of this club, the generation of (David) Beckham, (Paul) Scholes, (Nicky) Butt, Gary Neville.“When you come from the Academy you want to play for the first team and do great things.“Now you have Marcus Rashford, still very young but talented and a top player, and me and Jesse Lingard who have been playing together for I don’t know how many years.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I once heard that at this club ‘there is no age’. As long as you are ready to play for the team, then let the young players go and just prove themselves. That’s how it is. This is Manchester United. You have the chance at this club.“Young players can come and prove themselves, enjoy themselves and then become top, top players in the first team.”The French midfielder also paid tribute to Solksjaer, who returned to the club he once played for as a striker and has overseen large turnaround in results since his arrival.“Ole has helped me a lot, just like he’s helped all the players. He just brings this happiness, this joy, to us all,” added Pogba.“As an ex-United player he knows the culture, he knows everything about the club and he knows how to talk to the players as well. So it has really been a big help for me.“It has been great to see all the players enjoying it, all playing and working together – and winning together.“That’s what we want because we had a hard start this season. We have gained a bit and are coming back but there is still a lot more to do and we have to keep going.”United will next face Chelsea on Monday at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup for a fifth-round clash.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United and team mates warm up during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Employee Benefits Connect 2017 to uncover future benefits trends

first_imgBenefits, reward and HR professionals attending Employee Benefits Connect 2017 will have the opportunity to listen to thought-provoking and industry-leading conference sessions that tackle future trends, issues and challenges within the sector.The one-day event will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at Park Plaza, London.2017’s conference programme will feature six exclusive streams, covering an array of trends and subjects that delegates may be grappling with for their own benefits strategies.With a future-centric focus, the sessions have been designed to help attendees future-proof their benefits offering and to inspire professionals by detailing market-leading innovations and approaches.Streams include holistic wellbeing, technology and innovation, employee engagement, driving performance, talent management, and data analytics. Individual sessions will discuss a variety of key issues, such as gender pay reporting, the gig economy, artificial intelligence, and integrated financial wellbeing.Delegates will be able to listen to insights from industry experts, including Katrina Collier, social recruiting expert at The Searchologist, who will discuss how to leverage transparency in talent management; Gareth Ashley Jones, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) benefits manager at Wells Fargo, who will examine how to future-proof global benefits technology; and Henk Verhoek, group head of rewards at Low and Bonar, who will look at how to use gender pay reporting to address underlying business issues.To register or find out more.last_img read more

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