Seven arrested in crackdown on sex determination tests

first_imgThe Rajasthan government’s Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) team has arrested seven persons allegedly involved in sex determination tests in three operations. The crackdown was done during the last one week, beginning December 1, in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab.National Health Mission’s State Director Naveen Jain, who is the Appropriate Authority under the PCPNDT Act, said on Saturday that the accused were arrested at Chomu, near Jaipur, and in different towns of Gujarat and Punjab. “The operations involved careful planning for seizure of sonography machines and red-handed arrest of the accused,” he said.With these arrests, a total of 340 persons have so far been arrested and sent to jail under the PCPNDT Act, which prohibits tests to determine the gender of child before birth, Mr. Jain said. The PCPNDT team conducted 45 inter-State operations in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, he said.last_img read more

Cricket: Swing king Praveen Kumar bids adieu to cricket

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: DNA IndiaAfter 13 years of competitive cricket, the pacer has announced his retirement from all formats of the game. The right arm pacer will only play company cricket for the ONGC franchise and plans on to become a bowling coach.Praveen Kumar was a pioneer of swing bowling and often bamboozled the batsmen during his prime. The Meerut pacer often helped his side get early breakthroughs with his mastery with the new ball.Kumar claimed that there are several pacers in the state of Uttar Pradesh and he didn’t want to hamper their progress with his stay in cricket. Kumar stated to Indian Express:“I have no regrets. Dil sey khela, dil sey bowling daala (I played and bowled with my heart). There are good bowlers waiting in the wings back in UP and I don’t want their careers to be affected. Mein kheloonga toh ek ka jagah jayega, (If I play, one spot would go); it’s important to think of other players’ future as well. My time is over and I have accepted it. I’m happy and thankful to god for giving me this chance”. “I want to become a bowling coach. People know that I have this knowledge. I think it’s an area which I can work dil se, I can pass on this experience to the young ones,”The pacer represented the nation in 84 appearances across all formats with his pinnacle moment being his four-wicket haul in the second final of the CB series that helped seal India a historic tri-series win down under.Despite his imminent ability to swing the ball, Kumar only had a handful of appearances in the whites for the nation. The 32-year-old last donned the national colors in 2012 in a one-off T20 against South Africa.While Praveen Kumar steps away from cricket, his legacy will live on with his contributions to Indian cricket as well as each delivery that zips through the air.Read Also:IPL: Mumbai Indians buy Quinton De Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore; release Muztafizur and DananjayaChitchat between runs turns fatal: Azhar Ali run out whilst chatting with Asad Shafiq in the middle presuming he’s hit a four. Advertisementlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho is always under scrutiny, says Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has offered his support to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ahead of the team’s trip to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.Mourinho was sent off for kicking a water bottle down the touchline against West Ham United at Old Trafford last month, and served a one-match FA ban for improper conduct.The suspension was his second of the season, but Pochettino said Mourinho was being singled out while other managers were going unpunished because they attracted less scrutiny.”I have a good relationship with (Mourinho) but I try to be objective too,” Pochettino told a news conference on Friday.”I think his behaviour is no different than others but because he is the ‘Special One’ sometimes the people are focused on him, the referee is focused on him, the media is focused on him.”But if you compare him with another manager, and another manager behaves worse than him, they are not in the focus because maybe they are not the ‘Special One’ like him.”United are sixth in the table, six points behind fifth-placed Tottenham, but Pochettino said his team would have no significant advantage because of United’s involvement in the Europa League.Tottenham, who beat CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday to qualify for the last 32 in Europe’s second-tier competition, have one more day to recover than United, who beat Zorya Luhansk 2-0 away in the Europa League on Thursday.”When you play against a team like Manchester United they have a very good squad, a strong squad, and they can rotate players. That is their decision, Jose Mourinho’s decision,” Pochettino added.advertisement”For me he is the ‘Special One’ and always will be the ‘Special One’… Some periods in football sometimes you struggle a little bit because it is not easy to arrive at a new club, a big club and set your ideas, your philosophy.”But for me he was and he is and will be one of the best managers in football history.”Spurs centre back Toby Alderweireld is in line for a first league start since October after returning to fitness, while full back Ben Davies, who last played at the start of November, is also available for selection after injury.Striker Vincent Janssen (ankle) is unavailable, while forward Erik Lamela, who has not played since October because of a hip problem, is in Argentina this week for personal reasons.last_img read more

Brighton become Rooney’s 36th PL goal victims

first_imgPremier League Rooney makes Brighton his 36th Premier League victims Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 00:40 10/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) WayneRooney - cropped Getty Images Premier League Everton Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton Brighton & Hove Albion Former club Manchester United are the only current Premier League side England’s all-time top scorer has yet to net against Wayne Rooney’s last-gasp equaliser from the penalty spot in Everton’s 1-1 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion means the ex-England captain has now scored against 36 different Premier League clubs.Sunday’s strike places Rooney joint-fourth on the all-time list, with three other Englishmen above him.Rooney 50/1 to be PL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Chelsea great Frank Lampard struck against 39 different opponents, one more than Andy Cole, while the division’s all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer punished the defences of 37 teams while starring for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.Indeed, the only current Premier League club Rooney has failed to find the net against are his former employers Manchester United, against whom he is scoreless in five matches – the most recent coming when Everton were dispatched 4-0 at Old Trafford earlier this month.36 – Only Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the PL than @WayneRooney. Scope.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 15, 2017Derby County and Blackpool also thwarted Rooney in two games apiece, while Newcastle United are apparently his favourite opponents.The 31-year-old has scored 14 times against the Magpies in 22 top-flight matches. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Champions League final player ratings

first_imgReal Madrid Facebook Share on WhatsApp The Observer Sergio Ramos 8/10 The villain as far as Liverpool are concerned. Knew what he was doing when he dragged down Mohamed Salah but, as a defender, the captain was completely dominant.Marcelo 8/10 Made a convincing start to his duel with Salah before that headache departed. Was given more licence to attack and prospered but slow to react for Mané’s equaliser.Luka Modric 7/10 Given little time and space to dictate play due to the industry of Milner and Henderson. Tidy as always but only got into harmful areas when the game opened up.Casemiro 7/10 The unheralded but key part of this Real Madrid team performed effectively and diligently as usual, helping to curb Firmino’s influence on the Liverpool display.Toni Kroos 6/10 Operated too deep throughout the final and that left Ronaldo and Benzema isolated too often as a consequence. His passing was below its usual standard, too.Isco 6/10 Always searched for openings but could not get involved enough. Wasted a great chance to put that right when he hit the bar with only Karius to beat.Karim Benzema 8/10 May have been fortunate for the opener but, like any good striker, was alert to the possibility when Karius erred. Fared well in his physical battle with Van Dijk.Cristiano Ronaldo 7/10 A rarity in that this was a major final that the world player of the year did not bend to his will. May have done better with one header that Karius saved well.Substitutes: Nacho 7/10 (for Carvajal 37): A strong and positive replacement for the injured CarvajalGareth Bale 9/10 (for Isco 61): What an impact. Off the bench to win the final with a world-class goalMarco Asensio 5/10 (for Benzema 89): Brought on in the dying seconds as Zidane sought fresh legs Share on Twitter Pinterest features Share on LinkedIn Read more Sid Lowe at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium Share via Email Read more Share on Pinterest Liverpool Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Sadio Mané poked home to make it 1-1 but Gareth Bale scored shortly afterward to restore Real Madrid’s lead. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Observer Gareth Bale soars but hints he may be on his way out of Real Madrid Real MadridKeylor Navas 7/10 Lucky not to be punished by Van Dijk when he missed a corner but one his safer goalkeeping displays. Made a solid and important save from Alexander-Arnold.Dani Carvajal 5/10 Left distraught after being forced out of a second successive final by injury. Had only just returned from a hamstring problem and made a careless start.Raphaël Varane 7/10 Vulnerable to Liverpool’s press when in possession, and not the most physical, although made several well-timed interventions inside his penalty area to thwart Klopp’s side’s attacks. Reuse this content Champions League Liverpool Loris Karius 3/10 Two absolute howlers on the biggest stage of all. An appalling performance from which it will be difficult to resurrect a Liverpool career.Trent Alexander-Arnold 7/10 Again seen as a potential weak link and again responded manfully to keep Ronaldo relatively quiet. More of a problem when Marcelo advanced, though.Dejan Lovren 7/10 Set the tone for another impressive European display when he snapped into Ronaldo at the first opportunity. Won the header for Mané’s goal.Virgil van Dijk 7/10 May feel he should have done better with the header from Milner’s corner that Navas missed but fought well against Benzema and made timely interceptions.Andy Robertson 8/10 Good in the air and, as usual, his positive runs down the left posed a frequent problem to the Real defence. Superb tackle on Ronaldo stopped a certain goal. Twitter Topics Real Madrid win Champions League as brilliant Bale sinks Liverpool Georginio Wijnaldum 6/10 The most inventive of Liverpool’s midfield trio but could not get on the ball often enough truly to hurt his opponents. Drove the team forward to the end.Jordan Henderson 6/10 Neat and careful on the ball and worked hard defensively to prevent Isco having an influence on the final but unable to stamp his authority on the game.James Milner 7/10 His set-piece deliveries were Liverpool’s most potent weapon once Salah had gone. Also pressed ferociously from the start to help swarm the Real midfield.Mohamed Salah 5/10 Not how his phenomenal season was supposed to end. Left the pitch in tears and in agony after Sergio Ramos caused a shoulder injury that damaged Liverpool. Cruel.Roberto Firmino 6/10 So close to connecting with one header, threaded a brilliant ball into Mané and worked tirelessly but could not influence this European game as he has so many others.Sadio Mané 8/10 Stepped up after Salah’s injury and was Liverpool’s liveliest forward. Showed quick reactions to draw Klopp’s team level and unlucky to strike a post, too.Substitutes: Adam Lallana 5/10 (for Salah 30): Plunged into the game early due to Salah’s injury and not at his sharpest after injuryEmre Can 6/10 (for Milner 83): Brought on for a late rescue mission but to no avail in the endlast_img read more

10 months agoJuventus ponder bid for Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku

first_imgJuventus ponder bid for Man Utd striker Romelu Lukakuby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are lining up a bid for Manchester United striker Romelu says the Serie A league leaders are on the hunt for forwards to take over from players like 32-year-old Mario Mandzukic.Belgian striker Lukaku has scored six goals in 22 appearances for United so far in this campaign.The 25-year-old, who missed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first win as United boss on Saturday due to compassionate leave, is not the only United player on the Italian club’s radar. Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has held talks with Juventus but United do not wish to sell him. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Joao Felix scores twice as Atleti see off Juve

first_imgJoao Felix showed why Atletico Madrid were happy to pay €126million to sign him with a hand in both goals as the Rojiblancos beat Juventus 2-1 in the International Champions Cup.In a repeat of last season’s thrilling Champions League round-of-16 tie that Juventus won 3-2 on aggregate, Atletico took a measure of revenge in an entertaining encounter at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, where Thomas Lemar turned Joao Felix’s volley into the net to give Diego Simeone’s men the lead.The pair combined again for Atleti’s second, which was scored by teenage sensation Joao Felix, whose performance full of energy and flair will have delighted his coach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The result rounded off a satisfying pre-season for Atletico, who beat rivals Real Madrid 7-3 earlier in the ICC, while Juve coach Maurizio Sarri gave Paulo Dybala a run out after his mooted move away from the club failed to transpire.PureTalent— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 10, 2019Giorgio Chiellini’s close-range volley was turned over the bar by Jan Oblak, who got down well to make a one-handed save, and Cristiano Ronaldo fired over the crossbar from the edge of the box as Juventus enjoyed a positive start.But Atletico punished the Bianconeri’s wastefulness after 23 minutes when Joao Felix met Kieran Trippier’s cross with a side-footed volley that deflected off Lemar’s thigh on its way past Wojciech Szczesny and into the net.The lead lasted just six minutes as Khedira capitalised on some hesitant Atletico defending and sent a low drive into the bottom corner of Oblak’s net, with Douglas Costa’s step-over helping to distract the goalkeeper.Lemar returned the favour to Joao Felix just after the half hour, floating a weighted pass into the box where the teenage forward slid in ahead of Matthijs de Ligt to score with a half-volley from 12 yards.After Costa hit the outside of the post with a low drive early in the second half, Adrien Rabiot went even closer, crashing a thunderous effort against the upright from 20 yards.Mario Mandzukic played in Dybala for a chance in the box 13 minutes from time but his deflected shot was saved at full stretch by Oblak, meaning Atletico entered the new season on a winning note. read morelast_img read more

Joel Lambert of Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt” Grew Up in the Worst Town in Washington

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Joel LambertJoel Lambert, Discovery Channel’s resident escape and evasion expert and star of Manhunt, is an exceptionally-skilled former U.S. Navy SEAL who constantly seeks out new endeavors that test the limits of his ability. Today he tell’s us about his career and personal style.I grew up in a small logging town on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, right on the border between Washington and Oregon. Beautiful place, but not a lot of opportunity. In fact, my hometown consistently rates on the Ten Worst Places in Washington to live, so there’s that. I felt the need to prove myself, start a journey, do something exceptional when I was in my early 20s, and that ended up being a career in the SEAL teams. It was an incredible experience, it changed my DNA. When people ask me what I would have done had I not been a SEAL, I can’t answer, because I don’t know who that man would be…the one who was never a SEAL.After serving and deploying to places like Kosovo and Afghanistan, I came back and did a couple years of Instructor Duty. While I was there in San Diego, I got pulled back into the world of film and TV, which I had been involved with before the Navy.Joel Lambert “Lone Target/Manhunt” Season One/Joellambert.comMoving up to LA, I began working behind the camera, doing military advising and weapons work, training actors, that sort of thing. While I was doing this, I was working in front of the camera as well, doing small parts in TV shows and in movies. A friend of a friend then contacted me, he was putting together a show for Discovery International, an escape and evasion show. I had a strong background in survival and escape and evasion, would I be interested? I sent him my stuff, and through a long process, Manhunt (Lone Target in the USA) was born. I did a few seasons of that show, which aired worldwide, then another series called Predators Up Close, which is airing in the USA on Animal Planet, as well as a two-part special on Fukushima…among other things.As for my personal style:Jeans: I really love to wear old, broken-in clothing. I’m not much of a “dress-up” guy, though I always think I look stylish. I think my clothes should serve, or at least not hinder, a purpose.I love Kuhl pants. I wear ‘em until the holes in awkward spots are too big to ignore, then I reluctantly retire ‘em. I have a pair of RRL jeans that I love, that I wear all the time as well. Paige used to have a cut that I loved, but they’ve since discontinued them. I’m not much for the skinny jeans. I don’t like the baggy ones, but I’m fairly muscular so I like a little bit of room, and if I have to move aggressively, I want to be able to do so with ease. I actually have trouble finding denim I really like.Shirts: Again; I have several button down flannel shirts from RRL that I love, the material and style of that line really speaks to what I like. Old leather, flannel, denim, oil stains…it’s my favorite fashion line. I love the unique material James Perse uses in some of his tee’s. They don’t last long, but the feel is excellent.For dress shirts; I have a few from Theory that fit well, and a couple from Ermenegildo Zegna. I tend to wear lots of old concert shirts from my favorite bands though!Pants: I just got a great pair of outdoor slacks (is there such a thing?) from the Royal Robbins line. They look AMAZING and feel great! They look like wool but are not, and have a very 40s cut to them. Pair them with a nice button down or great solid tee and I’m stylin’. Royal actually just passed away this year….he was a legendary big wall climber based out of Yosemite.As far as other non-jeans pants go, Kuhl all the way. Such a great brand.Suits: I have several that I love…I have a Hugo Boss semi-formal black suit that gets a lot of use, a beautiful wool jacket from J. Lindeberg that fits and hangs so well, a couple of slouchy jackets from Hugo Boss again, and a fantastic light brown linen single-button suit from Reiss that I got about eight years ago and still looks just exceptional.Shoes: My absolute favorite shoes are my old leather jump boots I was issued in about 1998 as I was graduating from SEAL selection and heading to Army parachute school. They’re 100% leather, and had a few details that made them specific to the regulations in Army Airborne Training. Most of us got rid of them after that, but I held on to mine, and after almost 20 years of occasional use, what used to be stiff leather is now worn, full of character, and absolute buttah.As far as outdoor foorwear goes, I’m crazy about Arc’Teryx’s foray into the hiking boot world. I’ve used them in winter in Mongolia, summer in the Arctic on floating sea ice, in the mountains of Uganda and the depths of Lapland and they’ve been exceptional. Not cheap, but they’ve paid for themselves many times over.I’m partial to boots. Even my formal shoes are usually some kind of boot. I have some suede Chelsea boots that I love, and a couple pairs of Fryes. Can’t go wrong with Frye.Accessories: I always wear a ball cap. I like beanies too. Depends on the weather. I have my own line of logo ball caps and beanies  so I wear one of those, or one of my old ones from my days in the SEAL Teams.I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, I have a pounamu from New Zealand that was given to me by a dear friend and SAS operator…they’re given as tokens of respect, so it means a lot to me. I wear that.As far as watches go, I always wear one. I have several really nice watches, but I always find myself wearing my Garmin Tactix Bravo. It’s a GPS watch with all sorts of tactical apps on it, sunrise/sunset, moon phase, tides and currents, skydiving apps, and is compatible with night vision , and also extremely stylish! I almost don’t wear anything else anymore.Outerwear: I have a light down jacket from Haglof’s which is great. Whenever I’m in Scandinavia I tend to buy outerwear there. They really, really know what they’re doing. I also wear a lot of Arc’Teryx’s LEAF (Law Enforcement/Armed Forces) line. Simply the best, most rugged outerwear I’ve ever used. Period.I have a light jacket from Kuhl that I love, and a few other light ones from James Perse.Favorite cologne: Bois d’ascese by Naomi Goodsir. It smells like campfire and road tar. It’s difficult to find and it’s my favorite smell EVER! Women really love it, surprisingly.Next style/gear purchase: Just put some great new off road bumpers and a winch on my Ford Raptor, I’m messing with the suspension as I’ve been spending a lot of time bashing it around up at Hungry Valley.last_img read more

Dion tacitly pans Le Pen wants France to have proEurope leader

first_imgOTTAWA – Former Liberal leader Stephane Dion — the prime minister’s hand-picked special envoy to Europe — has weighed in on France’s fractious election, saying Canada wants the new French leader to keep the country active in the European Union.Asked about the prospects of French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen winning Sunday’s run-off election against the pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron, Dion said Canada prefers the latter.“We prefer to see at the head of a key country like France in Europe a president who is believing like us, that European integration is an asset for the world,” Dion told reporters today.“We much prefer to have as the president of a friendly country a person that shares our values regarding openness, respect for diversity.“It’s the great tradition of France and I’m optimistic it will prevail and allow Canada and France to work together with the same values.”Dion’s remarks represent a departure of sorts for the federal government, which has avoided commenting directly on foreign elections — especially those involving institution-bashing, populist candidates.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently deflected a question about the French election when he hosted Italy’s prime minister.And the Trudeau government steadfastly avoided criticizing or commenting on Donald Trump through the bitter U.S. election and his various pronouncements afterwards.Dion offered his assessment following his testimony before the House of Commons foreign affairs committee, where he faced tough questions from Conservative and New Democrat MPs about his new assignment, which comes alongside his posting as ambassador to Germany.Dion defended his new diplomatic appointment as “special envoy” but not ambassador to the European Union.The announcement comes three months after the prime minister put forward Dion’s name to serve as ambassador to both the EU and Germany, an unusual dual assignment.Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent said he saw “seething frustration” within Global Affairs and lots of head scratching in the EU about the double-hatted appointment.New Democratic critic Helene Laverdiere said she heard complaints about Dion’s appointment on a trip to Germany two weeks ago.Dion says he plans to work hard, travel widely and complement the work of senior diplomats by ensuring there is “pan European approach” to Canada’s engagement with the continent.He said his job title might have evolved over time after discussions in Canada and with European officials, but the job as originally envisioned by Trudeau, has remained the same.“This idea never changed. The title changed because it expressed better what the prime minister wanted to do in the beginning.”The Prime Minister’s Office has said that making Dion a special envoy followed consultations with European partners, in which “it was agreed that this appointment will best deliver” on Canada’s commitment to stronger ties.Dion, who was foreign affairs minister until he was shuffled out of cabinet earlier this year, is to take up his new positions later this month.Dion said he would work with the existing mission to the EU and the current ambassador, Daniel Costello.John McCallum, the former immigration minister who now is ambassador to China, also testified Tuesday about his new job. McCallum was moved in the same January cabinet shuffle and has already started his new job.McCallum hosted two senior ministers in Beijing last week, Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, both of whom took part in a new senior economic dialogue with China’s vice-premier.But McCallum made clear Canada isn’t reluctant to raise thorny human rights issues with Beijing as it tries to deepen economic ties.“We disagree on the death penalty. We disagree on some aspects of the rule of law and privately and publicly on how the Chinese government treats human rights advocates.”last_img read more

All that heavy burden pretty well gone

first_imgAPTN National NewsUp to 1,000 residential school survivors along with government and church leaders gathered in Inuvik last week for the second national gathering of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.For former students it was a week of painful memories and in some cases hope for the future.APTN Nation News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img

Shoal Lake steps up pressure on Winnipeg over water rights

first_imgAPTN National NewsA First Nation in Ontario is accusing Winnipeg of stealing their most precious resource: water.For over a century, residents of Winnipeg have taken their driving water from Shoal Lake First Nation.And all that time, Shoal Lake has never received a dime.Now Winnipeg is planning to sell that water to surrounding municipalities.As APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler found out, members of the First Nation are increasing the pressure on the government to negotiate a deal.last_img

Hirak Rif Petition Noam Chomsky and 200 Intl Figures Demand Release

Rabat – Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky, filmmaker Ken Loach, and author Arundhati Roy have signed a petition calling for the immediate release of detained Rif protesters, published on October 28 a year after the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri was fatally crushed by a garbage dumpster in Al Hoceima.The death of Fikri, which sparked the outbreak of the Hirak Rif protest movement in the region, was commemorated by a call for international solidarity by the signers.Initiated by the Support Committee for Political Prisoners in Casablanca and published by the Moroccan Association for Human Rights in Paris, the petition was signed by 200 people, including eighteen members of the European Parliament, eighteen members of national legislatures, dozens of trade unionists, academics, and other public figures like Chomsky, Loach, and Roy. The petition was launched “when 37 political prisoners of Hirak had been on hunger strike for nearly a month to denounce repression.”While the detainees have suspended their strike, for the petitioners, “that does not change anything of the gravity of the demands for their liberation and the defense of democratic rights in Morocco.”The petition demanded the release of the prisoners of Rif and “to hold the authorities responsible for the long duration of the strike.”While the peaceful movement called for social justice and economic development, the response of the authorities was brutal, which led to the death of one protester, and the arrest 400 people, 360 of whom were still in prison, including 15 minors and 7 journalists, the petitioners wrote.“The Moroccan people, in their peaceful protest against the movement of the countryside, rose up for social justice as their absolute right,” said the petition, deeming the authorities “responsible for the lives of the political prisoners of movement.” read more

Nokias 41MP Lumia 1020 wants to reinvent photography

first_imgNokia thinks the evolution of the camera lies in having a massive sensor and a great software experience on a smartphone. The Lumia 1020 is the company’s attempt at realizing that evolution, with Windows Phone under the hood.There has been a lot of chatter for a while about Nokia’s next crazy camera phone. A 41MP camera mounted on the back of the 808 PureView wasn’t enough to move it from shelves, but Nokia seems to think that the work it has done with Microsoft and Windows Phone and the Lumia 920 line to create a more balanced and beautiful device. Stephen Elop introduced the 1020 today with a polycarbonate unibody casing that looks and feels very similar to the Lumia 920 series, save for the massive disc on the back. That rear shell holds a backside illuminated sensor with six lens components that is designed to outperform the competition in every photographic environment.Instead of taking massive 41MP photos, the 1020 actually takes 5MP photos. What makes these 5MP photos different from all the others is the ability to oversample seven pixels for every one pixel you’d expect from a normal camera. This same technology is used in videos as well, allowing you to use optical zoom without suffering from the normal blur issues you’d normally when using this tech in a normal smartphone.The huge disc on the back of the phone also includes physical stabilization features to make it easier for you to take photos and video without blur or shake. Nokia’s big focus here isn’t taking huge photos or video, but taking amazing web-ready photos with better control of the image you are taking.The software that goes along with the impressive hardware is just as important — basically Nokia thinks that they have this one in the bag. Today’s demonstration showed the ability to take one huge photo and an oversampled one at the same time, as well as the ability to return to the huge photo to focus on different things than what you originally wanted. Nokia Pro Camera is the app used to accomplish this, and includes a whole new UI and feature set for Windows Phone. Being able to manually control focus and exposure with detail that is typically reserved for real photos is a big focus for Nokia, who claims to have user friendly tutorials to make this something everyone can use.The Lumia 1020 comes with Windows Phone 8, with the same feature set we’ve seen with previous Nokia smartphones. The Nokia enhancements to Windows Phone do quite a bit to improve the base operating system, with their maps and text translation apps. Their native AR apps for navigation and NFC photo sharing tools are all included, which is to be expected from a Nokia Windows Phone. Nokia is granting Windows Phone developers access to a special SDK for the new camera as well, with software partners that have already announced support in their apps soon. Many of these apps will be available on launch day in the Windows Phone store.Nokia has also announced a pair of accessories for the Lumia 1020. For photography fans, Nokia has a special camera grp to make it easier to take photos and videos. The snap in casing offers some extra physical buttons, as well as an extra 1020mAh battery in the camera grip. The phone will also have a snap on casing for wireless charging, as well as third party accessories from JBL and Monster to be announced soon.The Lumia 1020 will come in yellow, white, and black as an AT&T exclusive in the US. Pre-order for this phone starts on July 16 for $299 on a new contract, with a launch date of July 26.last_img read more

Zamorano compares his Inter to todays team

first_imgThe former Nerazzurri striker sees some similarities between the squad he played for and the current Lega Serie A teamFormer Chilean footballer Ivan Zamorano won the UEFA Cup once with Internazionale Milan in the 1997-1998 season.And now the Nerazzurri is behind Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A.Zamorano admitted to Football Italia how this team and the one he played for share some similarities.“I see similarities between the two groups. Mine was fantastic, Internazionale at the core,” he commented.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Today’s is still being born and the first two Champions League games, won with a comeback, have a decisive weight.”“This Inter is now aware that it can win and that awareness is being transmitted. On the night of the derby at San Siro, there was a clear sensation, you could breathe it: Inter were going to win,” he added.“As I was leaving the stadium I said I hadn’t seen a side I liked so much in many years.”“If you play for Inter you need to have that belief, it was the same in my day and it’s like that now because battling with Juventus isn’t just a duty, it’s a pleasure,” he explained.“Inter have to keep doing that without saying so though, with their feet on the ground.”last_img read more

Karanka feels Nottingham Forest fans support

first_imgThe former Jose Mourinho assistant is trying his best to coach in the English Championship and his team won for the first time after five consecutive defeats.Aitor Karanka was forever under the shadow of Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, especially in Real Madrid.But now he’s managing Nottingham Forest in the English Championship and has thanked fans after a five-game winless run.“[The fans’ support is] Nothing new since I arrived here,” he told Sky Sports.“They are supporting me. Last season was a difficult season because the last game we were playing for nothing, but they understood there is a problem behind [the scenes].”Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“In the worst moment they were with me so the only thing I can say is thanks so much again,” he commented.“I don’t care about statements. I care about my job, my players and the things that are in my hands.”“I didn’t have any doubts. We’ve competed against every single top team this season,” he added.“We’ve always had a good reaction after a bad defeat so I was full of confidence because when you have a group of players like I have here you can fully trust them.”last_img read more

BNP to roll out election manifesto Tuesday

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP is going to roll out its own election manifesto for the 11th parliamentary elections on Tuesday, a day after launching of the election manifesto by its alliance Jatiya Oikya Front, reports UNB.BNP senior leaders, led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will present the party’s manifesto at a city hotel at 11:00am, BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB on Monday.He said the BNP’s election manifesto has been formulated in light of its Vision ‘2030’ presented by the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia in May, 2017.The ruling Awami League is also set to unveil its election manifesto on the same day.Meanwhile, Jatiya Oikya Front, the key alliance of BNP, presented its 35-point election manifesto with various promises, including ensuring the balance between the power of the president and the prime minister, and introducing upper house in parliament.Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain unveiled the election manifesto at a city hotel.last_img read more

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

first_imgA picture obtained by AFP from Iranian State TV IRIB on 13 June 2019 reportedly shows smoke billowing from a tanker said to have been attacked off the coast of Oman. Photo: AFP file photoTwo damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday when it came under attack along with the Norwegian-operated Front Altair — the second assault in a month in the strategic shipping lane.US president Donald Trump has said the operation had Iran “written all over it” — rejecting Tehran’s vehement denial — and its key Gulf ally Saudi Arabia has also lashed out against Tehran.In his first public comments since the attacks, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that he would not hesitate to tackle any threats to the oil-rich kingdom.”We do not want a war in the region… But we won’t hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,” he told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat.He said Iran had responded to a visit to Tehran by Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe “by attacking two tankers, one of which was Japanese”.Abe had been on an unprecedented visit to the Iranian capital in a bid to defuse tensions between Washington and the Islamic republic when the attacks took place.The US military on Friday released grainy footage it said showed an Iranian patrol boat removing an “unexploded limpet mine” from the Japanese vessel.The crew of the Kokuka Courageous saw a “flying object” before a second blast on board, the operator’s head said Friday.The vessel’s Singapore-based BSM Ship Management said in a statement Sunday that it had “arrived safely at the designated anchorage” and that its crew were “safe and well”.- ‘Great risk’ -The other ship, the Front Altair, was under safe tow by tug boats towards an area off the coast of the eastern Emirati port of Fujairah.”First inspections are under way and no hot spots have been identified following the fire,” the vessel’s owners said in a statement Sunday.It said all crew members were in Dubai, where they will “assist with the debrief to the owner’s legal team and the appropriate authorities, before returning home”.The UAE’s foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday called on world powers “to secure international navigation and access to energy”.Thursday’s attacks took place southeast of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital corridor connecting the energy-rich states of the Middle East to the global market.Iran, which is struggling with crippling US sanctions, has repeatedly warned in the past that it could block the strait in a relatively low-tech, high-impact countermeasure to any attack by the United States.Iran’s parliament speaker said Sunday that Washington could have been behind the “suspicious” tanker attacks, the official news agency IRNA reported.”The suspicious actions against the tankers… seem to complement the economic sanctions against Iran, considering that (the US) has not achieved any results from them,” he told lawmakers.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Sunday there was a “great risk” of escalation in the region.”Both sides in this dispute think that the other side wouldn’t want a war,” he said on BBC television.Pope Francis said Sunday he was following “with concern” the growing tensions in the Gulf.- ‘Iran and its proxies’ -The Saudi crown prince also accused “Iran and its proxies” over 12 May attacks on four tankers anchored in the Gulf of Oman off the UAE port of Fujairah.Attacks on Saudi Arabia by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels have further fuelled tensions in the region.On Friday, the kingdom intercepted five drones launched by the Huthi rebels, a Riyadh-led coalition said, in a second assault on an airport in the country’s southwest in two days.The drones targeted Abha airport, where a rebel missile on Wednesday left 26 civilians wounded, and the nearby city of Khamis Mushait, which houses a major airbase, the coalition said.A Yemeni rebel drone targeting Abha was also intercepted Saturday, but it caused no casualties or damage.The rebels, who have faced persistent coalition bombing since March 2015 that has exacted a heavy civilian death toll, have stepped up attacks across the border in recent weeks.Prince Mohammed said Saudi Arabia would “not accept the presence of militias on its borders”.Riyadh has repeatedly accused Tehran of arming the rebels with sophisticated weapons, a charge the Islamic republic denies.last_img read more

Felix Paul Studios Releases Jurassic World Blue Episode 2 on Oculus Headsets

first_imgFelix & Paul Studios released the first episode of the mini-series in May. For episode 2, it once again cooperated with Industrial Light & Magic for animations and visual effects on this project, with Headspace Studio contributing immersive audio. The whole second episode was recorded in one single shot, and incorporates both live action and computer-generated imagery.“Integrating live-action filmmaking with visual effects and animation to deliver a seamless, immersive experience for the audience was no easy feat,” said Felix & Paul co-founder and creative director Paul Raphaël. “Each unique chapter of ‘Jurassic World: Blue’ highlights how 3D, 360-degree experiences can create a visceral, emotional cinematic experience for users.”“Jurassic World: Blue” isn’t the only way to experience the world of the franchise in VR. Earlier this week, VR startup VRC announced that it is bringing a “Jurassic World”-themed VR ride to over 100 Dave & Buster’s locations across the U.S. and Canada. Just in time for the release of the new “Jurassic World” flick as well as the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park”, Felix & Paul Studios is back to bring more of the franchise’s dinosaurs to virtual reality: The renowned VR studio released the second episode of its “Jurassic World: Blue” mini-series for free on Oculus Go, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headsets Thursday.“Twenty-five years ago, this franchise broke new ground in cinematic experiences and technical achievements, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see it realized today in VR with the incredible visuals and immersion that ‘Jurassic World: Blue’ delivers,” said Oculus head of experiences Colum Slevin in a statement. “With the recent launch of Oculus Go, and both chapters now available across multiple devices, we’re excited that fans around the world will be able to enjoy this iconic series in a whole new way.” Popular on Variety center_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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