Egypt coach Cuper thinks Salah is one of the best in

first_imgThe Liverpool player is definitely of the highest importance to Egypt’s international team, considering the fact that they are now preparing for a World Cup finals appearance – something they haven’t done since 1990.Salah has been one of the most discussed players lately, and there is a reason behind that – he is currently leading the Premier League in goals scored this season as he recently claimed the first place from Harry Kane after he scored four goals in a single game against Watford.“I think Salah is one of the best players in the world right now and I don’t know if he can be the best player in the world but what he’s doing now is really important,” Egypt coach Cuper shared.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I always say that behind a great player there has to be a great team.”“I don’t know if we are a great team but we cover what Salah gives us, we try to give as much security as we can as a team and until now we have been able to achieve things,” Cuper added, according to Goal.last_img read more

Juventus plan B for Allegri exit

first_imgDue to the growing uncertainty surrounding Massimiliano Allegri’s future at Juventus, the club have reportedly created a shortlist of potential candidates to replace the Italian coachTuttosport (via Football-Italia) have reported that the Serie A leaders expect Allegri to remain at Turin for next season, but have begun considering alternatives with five potential candidates having been shortlisted by the Juventus board.The Italian publication revealed that the club are favouring a move for Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi, who has guided The Eagles into contention for qualification for next season’s Champions League with an inferior budget compared to rivals Inter Milan, AS Roma and AC Milan.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Turin side are also interested in bringing former star player Zinedine Zidane back to the Allianz Stadium with the Frenchman’s future at Real Madrid likely to be determined on the outcome of their Champions League campaign.Others names that have been mentioned by the Juventus board include Massimo Carrera, formerly assistant to Antonio Conte at the club, France boss Didier Deschamps and Roberto Mancini.last_img read more

Griffiths grateful for support after break from football

first_imgCeltic striker Leigh Griffiths has thanked fans and the club for supporting him after news broke on Wednesday that he will be taking a break from football.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Wednesday that Griffiths will be taking a  break from football.Leigh will be taken out of football now for a little period of time,” Rodgers said on Wednesday.“Leigh has had ongoing issues now for a number of months and he has done amazing to play to the level and score some of the goals he has.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.The striker today said he was grateful for the messages of support from Celtic and it’s supporters and has vowed to come back “better and stronger”“I just wanted to thank everyone at the club and so many Celtic fans and other people who have sent me such kind and powerful messages of support,” Griffiths told Sky Sports.“I thank you all sincerely and want to let you know I’m doing all I can to come back as soon as possible, a better and stronger person.”last_img read more

Queiroz says Iran is not favorite against China

first_imgThe Iran coach Carlos Queiroz wants to take some pressure away from his footballers as they take China in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Iran and China will face off in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday.And for the Persians’ head coach Carlos Queiroz, his team is not favorite in this fixture.“We are not favorites as I feel there are never favorites in a game like this,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are proud to be here for a game which is the most important game of our lives because it is the next game, and that is always the most crucial for both players and coaches.”“The game versus China is a new game, a new adventure, and one in which we can try to do our absolute best,” he explained.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“However, what is key is to remember all the lessons we have learned – both when we have won and when we have lost – and put them to good use,” said the Portuguese coach.”Even as a favorite, Iran has not had it easy.The team trashed Yemen 5-0, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 only to draw goalless against Iraq.On the Round of 16, they beat Oman 2-0.“This is just like a cup final as they are games which do not have a history, they do not have a past,” Queiroz highlighted.“You cannot lose a game because of history or statistics. This type of cup final match is very different to those we faced in the group stage and I believe the experience my players have will count for something in the game.”last_img read more

Solari Vinicius Jr is affected by Flamengo tragedy

first_imgSantiago Solari confirmed that the tragic events at Flamengo on Friday has indeed affected Vinicius Junior.In the early hours of Friday morning at Flamengo’s Ninho do Urubu training base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a fire broke out as the club’s youth players slept in their dormitories.The incident saw 10 people tragically lose their lives with three teenagers being sent to the hospital in a serious condition.Tributes from all over the world have since been coming in for Flamengo and the families involved.Speaking ahead to Real Madrid’s derby against Atletico Madrid later today, Solari confirmed that former Flamengo prodigy Vinicius has indeed been affected by the events back in his homeland.“Obviously he is affected. It is his home, that’s normal,” said the Real Madrid coach, according to FourFourTwo.“I insist, it’s something very sad, especially for the families who are affected for whom we want to send them our thoughts and our condolences.”The 18-year-old winger joined the Flamengo youth academy in 2010 and spent his formative years at the club learning his trade before making his senior-team debut on 13 May 2017 as a second-half substitute against Atlético Mineiro in a league match.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…10 days after making his debut, Vinicius was signed up by Real Madrid in a €46m deal but had to wait until last summer before he could complete the move as he wasn’t 18 at the time.The Brazilian took to social media on Friday shortly after the news emerged of what had occurred at his old club.“What sad news! Praying for everyone! Strength, strength, strength,” Vinicius wrote on Twitter.Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has also mourned the 10 people who tragically lost their lives on Friday.The fire took over two hours to get under control after it first broke out and there has been no word yet on how it came about in the first place.Só de lembrar as noites e dias que passei no ct, é de arrepiar. Ainda sem acreditar, mas em oração por todos! Que Deus abençoe a família de cada um! 😢 pic.twitter.com/RcBsdH3GME— Vinicius Jr ⚡️ (@vini11Oficial) February 8, 2019last_img read more

Four men stabbed in bloody Chula Vista brawl

first_imgFour men stabbed in bloody Chula Vista brawl May 20, 2018 John Soderman Posted: May 20, 2018 John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Four people were injured Saturday night, one critically after a stabbing occurred during an apartment complex brawl in Chula Vista.The fight broke at at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Oxford St. in the Villa Granada Apartments,  Lt. John Autolino of the Chula Vista Police Department said.Witnesses say there was a large party at the complex when two men showed up in a car and got in an argument with four males. Once the two men got out of the car the fight began.Officers found four stabbing victims, three with minor wounds, one with more serious injuries, Autolino said.The victim with critical injuries was taken to a nearby hospital, Autolino said. His status is not known at this time.The identity of the suspects are not known at this time. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SoccerCity releases commercials for initiatives new Truth campaign

first_img September 20, 2018 Dan Plante, SoccerCity releases commercials for initiatives new Truth campaign 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The battle between two dueling initiatives for the Mission Valley stadium site took another step Thursday.SoccerCity released a series of commercials claiming San Diego State University is not telling the truth when it comes to their SDSU West initiative.Both groups want to build a new sports stadium at the SDCCU Stadium site.But SoccerCity leaders claim they will do it with zero taxpayer dollars.KUSI’s Dan Plante has all the details. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante Posted: September 20, 2018last_img read more

TheStreet Experiments With A Freemium Model For Its 50Million Subscription Service

first_img Much of that growth has come through acquisitions, but the company is exploring new models that can help generate organic growth. Its latest attempt is in implementing a metered paywall for its Real Money subscription product. As such, the company has managed to make significant changes to its business model since 2011. While TheStreet has long been a subscription-dominated business, at that inflection point, subscriptions made up about two-thirds of total revenue at $39 million—they’re now 80 percent of revenue and approaching $50 million, up 77 percent in the last two years alone. “We’ve transformed TheStreet.com over the past few years to become less dependent on advertising by emphasizing the sale of lucrative subscriptions,” says Erwin Eichmann, chief business officer for TheStreet. “Real Money is the first subscription service that we are offering on a freemium model, and we’re excited to do so.” “Our impetus for the metered paywall was the simple realization that a larger audience for Real Money means, over time, a larger subscriber base for Real Money,” he says. “We are always looking to increase the number of subscribers for all our services [and] a metered paywall is one of the strategies that could be leveraged for our other subscription services.” Real Money, a collection of articles from more than 30 investment managers and analysts, will allow users access to eight articles per month before they’re hit with a hard wall. From there, subscriptions start at $3 per week and go up to a $16-per-week premium version. Those price points are unchanged from the previous hard wall model.center_img Wary of a fickle ad market, many publishers have been trying to lean more heavily on subscribers for revenue in recent years. TheStreet has done the same, though its market—Wall Street—and its products—investment advice—make the company a unique test case. The idea isn’t novel—Eichmann calls it “both well-established and profitable”—but for a business increasingly (and intentionally) reliant on subscriptions, allowing users free access to a paid product is a calculated risk-versus-reward proposition. Real Money is already one of TheStreet’s three largest subscription services by revenue, and its most popular stock market offering by volume, Eichmann says. The move to a freemium model is not only a gamble on its value, but on the size of the market for it.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of June 9 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, June 9, 2019:190693 — Benson — 26 Fairmeadow Road 190775 — Graham Estate190793 — Bids — Porous Pavement Sidewalk Shady Lane DrBurlington Self Storage Auction(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Smart lightbulbs could be exporting your personal data to China

first_img 5 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 3:16 7 ways smart home devices can help you sleep better Tags Comments Smart lightbulb at CES 2019. David Becker / Getty Images Today, you can operate almost everything in your house from your phone. But, like most technology, nothing is perfect. While smart lightbulbs themselves aren’t dangerous, the apps and platforms that control them might be. Last month, Dark Cubed, an American cybersecurity company, released its State of IoT Security report and detailed potential security threats in smart home devices. Dark Cubed said it purchased several in-home smart devices that can be found at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy or other stores and tested their security. While the company said that it wasn’t surprising that most of the apps weren’t secure, the IoT (Internet of Things) lightbulbs were even worse. According to Dark Cubed, simply dimming your smart lightbulb could be enabling real-time location sharing. “What was surprising was the fact that some of these devices, such as the IoT lightbulb, were so insecure that it is beyond what could be considered a mistake,” Dark Cubed reported. “We found that the extent to which the manufacturers and infrastructure associated with these devices communicate with, or is related to, China is shocking and has significant national security implications.”The company also noted that while most IoT devices are manufactured in China, some of the tested devices and their companion apps were secure and didn’t share data.”Unfortunately, consumers have no ability to differentiate between the safe and the dangerous devices given the lack of focus on security by retailers,” Dark Cubed said in its report. Mobile Securitylast_img read more

How Amazon convinces police to sign up with Ring

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 5 Photos Comments Emails between police and Ring showed tactics the Amazon-owned video doorbell company used to convince officers to join its program. Chris Monroe/CNET Up to 250 police departments have joined Amazon’s Ring Neighbors program, a neighborhood watch app, but these deals don’t happen overnight. For the Chula Vista police department in California, Ring spent more than a year offering discounts and applying peer pressure with constant reminders and emails to convince officers to sign up. The Chula Vista police department signed up for Ring’s Neighbors program in May, but the courtship started in March 2018, according to documents obtained by CNET through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video doorbell company pitched the program to the police department two months before it was publicly announced.These documents detail how Ring’s staff convinced a local police department in California to join Neighbors, an app released by the company in May 2018. When police didn’t respond, Ring would follow up by noting neighboring law enforcement agencies that have joined, pushing for the Chula Vista police to join them.The tactics also offer a window into how Ring, which retail giant Amazon purchased last year for $839 million, has struck partnerships with police departments across the country.  Police consider it a tool for obtaining video in investigations, as well as creating surveillance networks in residential neighborhoods. But these relationships are cause for alarm among privacy advocates, who raise concerns that a tech giant like Amazon is helping police create surveillance networks.  “A long term goal for CVPD is to have a real-time crime center which will be doing a myriad of things. One of those things would be leveraging civilian surveillance cameras in the city to aid us in solving crime and learning about crime patterns,” CVPD’s community policing Sgt. Frank Giaime said in an email to Ring. “As the crime analysis unit’s capacity increases, I would like to integrate a program like this to help us build a partnership with the community through technology.”Ring didn’t respond to a request for comment.”No, the Chula Vista Police Department did not feel pressured in any way to partner with Ring’s Neighbors app,” the CVPD’s investigations division Capt. Phil Collum said in an email. For the CVPD, the courtship began with a cold pitch. Discounts ringingThe first email from Ring’s outreach coordinator to the Chula Vista police department came in March 2018.The message opened with an introduction and a comment on an increase in crime in the area.”I recently came across this News clip of an uptick in home break-ins in Chula Vista,” the coordinator wrote. “As an extension of Ring’s Neighborhoods initiative, I’m reaching out to share an offer to all public safety agencies that actively participate in either crime prevention or community policing.” He offered to donate a free video doorbell, as well as discounts of up to $50 for more cameras. The email also referenced a Ring pilot program that claimed it reduced crime rates. MIT Technology Review scrutinized that study last October and found that the evidence was flimsy.  The Chula Vista police didn’t respond for 10 days, and the outreach coordinator followed up, this time with a flier on different Ring products and a $50 promo code for every officer in the department on video doorbells.CPVD responded and said it would follow up, giving Ring a foot in the door. There’s no email communication between the two until about three months later, in May 2018. The same coordinator said  Raymond Pollum, Ring’s head of law enforcement partnerships, would be in the San Diego area demonstrating tools for other police departments.Pollum met with the CVPD department on May 3, 2018, and provided a demonstration of Neighbors and the police dashboard. He followed up with an email four days later and attached a memorandum of understanding “for consideration,” even though CVPD hadn’t agreed to join the program yet.screen-shot-2019-08-22-at-12-30-27-pmChula Vista’s police department promoting a Ring giveaway for National Night Out in August. Instagram The police department responded a month later, telling Pollum it sent the proposed contract to higher-ups in June. When he didn’t get a response for another month, Pollum followed up a month later, sending police a link to a crime solved in Tampa, Florida, through Ring’s cameras. CVPD didn’t respond to that message.At the same time, the department was coordinating National Night Out, an annual police-community event for promoting neighborhood safety. Ring was a sponsor for it, and its coordinator promoted contests and giveaways for free video doorbells and discounts at CVPD’s event.”We appreciate the goodies you’re sending and are most interested in having someone man a booth,” Angela Gaines, CVPD’s police community relations officer, told Ring in an email.Ring had brought 20 video doorbell kits for the police community event that August.PressuringThe peer pressure campaign started in January 2019, after surrounding police departments partnered with Ring. Pollum had given the department another demo, and sent the CVPD the memorandum of understanding again on Feb. 1. Giaime told Ring that the department was “eager” to sign the contract but needed to send it off to the chain of command for approval. He told Pollum it would take a few weeks to get a formal presentation together. Four days after Ring’s demonstration, Pollum followed up with another email. “We executed the La Mesa PD MOU yesterday, so they will join Carlsbad PD and Oceanside PD as San Diego LE portal participants,” Pollum wrote. “Not sure if peer pressure is a good thing or not, but wanted to at least make you aware that they are joining the program and will be onboarded shortly.”About three weeks later, on Feb. 21, Pollum followed up and told the sergeant that the La Mesa police department joined Ring, and the San Diego sheriff’s department approved the MOU. Again, Giaime told Pollum he would need a few weeks to put together the presentation and get approval from the command staff.  Ring followed up in a month and a half, listing even more police departments that are signing up with the company. “As Chula Vista Police Department considers the benefits of gaining access to the Neighbors Portal, I thought it might be helpful to know of other agencies in the area that have joined,” Pollum wrote on April 2. He listed the San Diego County sheriff’s department, along with police in Oceanside, Carlsbad and La Mesa, and noted that officers in Escondido and National City were considering the program. Six days after that, Ring sent another email to CVPD with the same message. “SD Sheriff’s joined a couple of weeks ago so I’m hoping to get the other major cities in San Diego onboard quickly. Can you give me a quick update on where things stand?” Pollum wrote. Giaime responded with an apology, noting that the police “had a lot of things going on” during that time.  He made the presentation to higher-ups on April 26, and four days later, the Chula Vista Police Department signed Ring’s contract, which went into effect on May 1. The department officially announced it joined three months later, on its Instagram page.After a year of emails, discounts and peer pressure from Ring’s executives, CVPD became one of hundreds of police departments to join Ring.   Share your voice Ring’s smart doorbell keeps a close eye on your housecenter_img 4:14 68 Ring convinced police to join its network through peer… Tags Security Cameras Security Ring Amazonlast_img read more

Myanmar builds military bases in Rohingya homes mosques Amnesty

first_imgThis handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on 12 March, 2018 shows before and after images taken on 6 September, 2017 and 5 February, 2018 of new structures and helipads being built over agricultural fields in the village of Pa Da Kar Ywar Thit in Myanmar`s Rakhine State. Photo: AFPAfter driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.A harsh security response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on 25 Aug sent members of the mostly stateless minority fleeing to Bangladesh and saw more than 350 villages destroyed by fire in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state.An Amnesty report published on Monday echoed previous ones by saying the remains of some of those villages – and some buildings not previously damaged – had been bulldozed.As well as rapid housing and road construction in the area, at least three new security facilities were under construction, the global human rights group said. In one case, Rohingya villagers who had remained in Myanmar were forcibly evicted to make way for a base, it said.“What we are seeing in Rakhine State is a land grab by the military on a dramatic scale,” Tirana Hassan, Amnesty’s crisis response director, said in a statement. “New bases are being erected to house the very same security forces that have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingya.”At least four mosques that had not been wrecked by fire have been destroyed, or had their roofing or other materials removed, since late December, a time when significant conflict was not reported in the area, Amnesty said.In one Rohingya village, satellite imagery showed buildings for a new border police post appearing next to where a recently demolished mosque had stood.This handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on 12 March, 2018 shows before and after images taken on 25 October, 2017 and 27 February, 2018 of new structures and fencing built over the previously burnt village of Kan Kya in Myanmar`s Rakhine state. Photo: AFPSpokespeople for the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the military were not immediately available for comment. Myanmar officials have said villages were being bulldozed to make way for new homes for returning refugees.Myanmar has asked for “clear evidence” to support the conclusion of the United Nations and others that ethnic cleansing has taken place in Rakhine.Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal in November to repatriate those who fled. Myanmar has said temporary camps to house returnees are ready, but the process has yet to start.Amnesty said Myanmar’s “reshaping” of the region where the Rohingya lived appeared to be designed to accommodate more security forces and non-Rohingya villagers, and could deter refugees from agreeing to return.”Rohingya who fled death and destruction at the hands of the security forces are unlikely to find the prospect of living in close proximity to those same forces conducive to a safe return,” the group said, “especially given the continuing lack of accountability for human rights violations.”last_img

Bangladesh moving ahead for its friendly ties with all PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a civic reception at Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: UNBNoting that Bangladesh has friendly relations with all, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Bangladesh is marching forward and getting foreign investment as the country has no hostility to anyone.”We’ve friendly relations with all. Now, Bangladesh has no hostile relation with anyone as it follows the foreign policy adopted by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman….this is why Bangladesh is marching forward and receiving investment,” she said referring to Bangladesh’s friendly relations with both China and India.The prime minister made the remarks while addressing a civic reception accorded to her at Legendale Hotel here.Expatriate Bangladeshis hosted the reception under the supervision of Bangladesh embassy in Beijing on the occasion of the prime minister’s bilateral official visit to China.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has moving forward following the policy – ‘Friendship to all and malice to none’, which had been taken by the Father of the Nation.”If there’s any stable government and democratic environment, it can attract investment,” she said, adding that her government is setting up 100 special economic zones in the country.Noting that China turned into the world’s 2nd largest economy from a poor one in the last 70 years, the prime minister urged expatriate Bangladeshis to learn from the China’s history and development.She said China still faces obstacles as many will not want to see a country from this region or Asia to be the largest economy in the world.Mentioning that Bangabandhu had been taking the country forward with 7 per cent GDP growth by building a war-ravaged country within only three and a half years, she said the anti-liberation forces hindered the development journey of the country.Though the killers of the Father of the Nation were tried, those who had been behind the killing and its conspirators are yet to be identified, Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, said.She said time will come when the true facts (behind the killing) come to the fore.About the country’s development in the last one decade, Sheikh Hasina said the country’s GDP growth is now 8.10 per cent and her government passed the Tk 5231.90 billion budget for 2019-20 fiscal year recently.Criticising the anti-liberation forces, she said those who had not wanted the independence of Bangladesh and kept the country crippled never find anything good of the government.There is still a class of people in the country who are blind and who do not like democratic environment as they are evaluated during the period of martial law or emergency period or illegal regimes, not in a democratic environment, the prime minister said. “They always remain ready to sell themselves.”Noting that this class of people was in power for 29 years, she said, “We did the development in the 10 years what they didn’t do in the 29 years.”Sheikh Hasina said the government has taken development projects of some Tk 2000 billion for the current fiscal year and 90 per cent of the country’s development budget is implemented with own finance. “The share of foreign donation is 0.8 per cent in the country’s budget,” she added.She urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to work for the country coming up with innovative ideas.Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen also spoke at the event conducted by Bangladesh ambassador to China Md Fazlul Karim. Among expatriate Bangladeshis, Engineer Shamsul Haque spoke on the occasion.The prime minister arrived in Beijingon Wednesday morning after joining the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting of New Champions, 2019 held in Dalian city.Sheikh Hasina departed from Dhaka for China on 1 July and is scheduled to leave here for Dhaka on 6 July.last_img read more

WATCH Metro Employee Saves People From Burning Car

first_img Share Metro’s board honored rail technician Leang “Terry” Ear for his quick action after a car crash on the East End light rail line.At its December meeting, Metro’s board honored an employee who saved two people from a burning car.Early on the morning of November 20, Leang “Terry” Ear was working an overnight shift as a technician on the East End light rail line. He was flagged down by a passerby after a vehicle carrying two people hit a safety barrier and caught fire. Ear and the passerby rushed into action and pulled the driver and passenger to safety. Both people survived the crash.The entire incident was captured on security video.last_img read more

Donald Trump Says US Should Sue Facebook and Google Complains About Alleged

first_img Popular on Variety Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Hackers Take Over Account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Tweet Racial Slurs & Bomb Threat Trump, over the course of the rambling phone interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, also lashed out against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is scheduled to testify to Congress on July 17 about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Trump’s involvement. Trump claimed that Mueller “terminated the emails… He terminated them. They’re gone. And that’s illegal. That’s a crime,” with no indication of what emails he was referring to.center_img Meanwhile, Trump asserted that Big Tech companies are “all Democrats” and that their services are “totally biased toward Democrats.” Inexplicably, he argued that Twitter — where Trump has over 61 million followers — makes it difficult for people to follow him on the platform. Trump famously uses Twitter to post announcements and rants on a daily basis.“What they did to me on Twitter is incredible,” he said. “I have millions and millions of followers, but I will tell you, they make it very hard for people to join me [on] Twitter and they make it very much harder for me to get out the message.”In the interview with Fox Business, Trump also called out alleged bias by Google, referring to video footage released Monday by conservative group Project Veritas (which is notorious for using deceptive tactics) that purports to show a Google executive saying the company should be working to prevent “the next Trump situation.”Trump said Twitter “should be sued because what’s happening with the bias,” and added, “now you see it with that executive yesterday from Google. The hatred for the Republicans. It’s not even like, ‘Gee! Let’s lean Democrat.’”In response to Trump’s comments, a Google rep said, “We build our products with extraordinary care and safeguards to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without any regard for political viewpoint. Our rating guidelines are publicly visible for all to see.”Regarding the Project Veritas video, the Google exec in question — Jen Gennai, the company’s head of responsible innovation, global affairs — posted a blog response in which she said in part, “Unfortunately, I now know that these people lied about their true identities, filmed me without my consent, selectively edited and spliced the video to distort my words and the actions of my employer, and published it widely online.” She said the “Trump situation” she referred to was about how Google’s Trust and Safety team is working to help prevent the kinds of online foreign interference that happened in during the 2016 election. President Trump suggested the U.S. government might sue technology giants including Facebook and Google — though he didn’t spell out what the basis for such lawsuits might be — while he once again railed against the supposed anti-conservative bias of Silicon Valley companies.In an interview Wednesday with Fox Business Network, he took issue with the European Commission’s moves to impose antitrust penalties against tech companies including Google.“Look, we should be suing Google and Facebook and all that, which perhaps we will, OK?” Trump said in the interview.The U.S. Department of Justice and the FTC are said to be considering launching antitrust investigations into Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Politicians including Sen. Elizabeth Warren have called for the breakup of massive technology companies, but experts say that course of action is a high legal bar that’s unlikely to play out anytime soon. Sacha B. Cohen’s Disgust at President Trump Fueled ‘Who is America’last_img read more

Advanced Robotic Arm Controlled by Monkeys Thoughts w Video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a monkey controlling an advanced robotic arm by using its thoughts. The experiments were led by Dr. Andrew Schwartz, a professor of neurobiology and involved a high degree of complexity in the robotic arm, the level of control, and the intricacy of the manipulations. © 2010 PhysOrg.com This is not the first time that Dr. Schwartz implanted sensors in a monkey’s brain to control a robotic arm. Back in May of 2008 experiments were conducted by Dr. Schwartz, using a simpler mechanical arm, to teach a monkey to feed itself. This was a four-degrees-of-freedom arm with shoulder joints, elbow, and a simple gripper. In this demonstration researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have taught a monkey to use its thoughts to control an advanced robotic arm and perform elaborate maneuvers with it. Credit: University of Pittsburgh In the video above the monkey (right side of video) uses its right arm to tap a button which triggers the robotic manipulator to position a black knob to an arbitrary position. The monkey is then seen controlling its articulated robotic arm to grasp the knob.After touching the knob the monkey places its mouth on a straw to be rewarded with a drink. By constant repetition the monkey eventually starts placing its mouth on the straw before touching the knob knowing that a drink is coming.This advanced robotic arm has seven-degrees-of-freedom as compared to the four-degrees-of-freedom arm back in 2008. The added three more degrees of freedom adds an articulated wrist which can perform pitch, roll and yaw movements. These movements enable the monkey to precisely turn the knob by rotating the mechanical wrist.By putting the brain in direct communications with machines, researchers will one day be able to engineer and operate advanced prosthetics in a natural way to help paralyzed people live a close to normal life.As of this writing Dr. Schwartz and his colleagues have not published the detailed results of their latest experiments.You can now listen to all PhysOrg.com podcasts at www.physorg.com/podcasts-news/ Citation: Advanced Robotic Arm Controlled by Monkey’s Thoughts (w/ Video) (2010, June 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-advanced-robotic-arm-monkeys-thoughts.htmlcenter_img Woman outfitted with robotic arm Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In the video above monkeys in the Dr. Schwartz’s lab are able to move a robotic arm to feed themselves marshmallows and chunks of fruit while their own arms are restrained.In the experiments conducted this year two sensors were implanted into the monkey’s brain. One was implanted in the hand area and the second in the arm area of its motor cortex. The sensors monitor the firing of motor neurons and send data to the computer that translates the patterns into commands that control the robotic arm.last_img read more

Northern Michigans Mighty Mac scaled by Rep Maturen

first_img05Jun Northern Michigan’s ‘Mighty Mac’ scaled by Rep. Maturen Legislators from around the state and across the aisle set politics aside to climb atop the Mackinac Bridge this past weekend.State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, accompanied the bipartisan troupe on its expedition.“It’s fascinating to see so much of Michigan’s two peninsulas, Great Lakes and Mackinac Island from so high above the horizon,” Rep. Maturen said. “The Mackinac Bridge is a scenic reminder of all of the tourism potential that Michigan has to offer the rest of the world.”Travelers were first able to trek across the bridge in 1957. The bridge’s 4.85 million steel rivets, 931,000 tons of concrete, 42,000 miles of wire and other components add up to an unfathomable 2.049 billion pounds in total weight.Cosponsored by the Mackinac Bridge Authority and state Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, the group learned about the maintenance and operation of the structure and brought lawmakers more than 525 feet above the water’s surface atop the south tower.“As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I was impressed with the ongoing preservation efforts to ensure the safety of our motoring public,” Rep. Maturen said. “The Mackinac Bridge is a critical link between our two peninsulas from both economic development and transportation infrastructure perspectives.”The Mackinac Bridge will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017.### Categories: Maturen News,Maturen Photoslast_img read more

Rep Lucido bills to improve juror compensation approved

first_img25Apr Rep. Lucido bills to improve juror compensation approved Categories: Lucido News,News The House Law and Justice Committee today unanimously approved two bills by state Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, seeking to increase pay to jurors performing their civic duties on all legal cases, including criminal and civil proceedings.“We have otherwise law-abiding citizens ignoring a court summons in our state. Why? Because what the state and county is paying them is not sufficient to cover basic costs for serving as a juror,” said Lucido, who is also an attorney. “We have not increased our juror pay rates since 2003 and it’s time we improved our compensation, in a fiscally-responsible way.”Lucido’s legislation would increase juror pay by $5, provided there is more than $2 million in the state’s Juror Compensation Reimbursement Fund over the two previous fiscal years.Currently, jurors are paid $25 on the first full day of trial ($12.50 for a half day), increasing to $40 for each following full day and $20 for a half day.“When someone does the right thing and the costs are higher than the compensation, what does that tell our fellow citizens?” Lucido said. “What we pay our jurors needs to meet economic reality, while continuing to be mindful of our state’s juror compensation fund, to thank them for the sacrifices they are making to help our legal system. Our jurors are a critical part of our justice system and they should be treated as such.”A second bill Lucido spoke to would update obsolete language in the Revised Judicature Act.House Bills 4209-4210 were supported by the Michigan State Bar Association.Both bills advance to the House for consideration.last_img read more