Veer Savarkar’s portrait unveiled in Goa House

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant reiterated Veer Savarkar’s contribution to the freedom movement here on Tuesday after unveiling his portrait in the Goa Assembly.“His contribution to the freedom struggle should reach people. The tortures endured by Veer Savarkar in the Andaman prison have been forgotten. People should read his autobiography,” said Mr. Sawant.“We did not do an official programme. We just installed a portrait. The new generation should learn from these leaders, they should not forget them,” said Mr. Sawant.Replying to questions from presspersons on the sidelines of the function, Mr. Sawant said he would allocate more portfolios to Ministers soon. “The code of conduct has just been withdrawn. After administrative issues are looked into, portfolios will be distributed as soon as possible,” he said.The monsoon session of the Assembly would be held towards the end of June in which the budget would be ptresented, Mr. Sawant said. He said all ministers in Goa have been invited for Prime Minister’s swearing-in in New Delhi on May 30.last_img read more

a month agoMan City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successor

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGiovanni van ­Bronckhorst has been handed an access-all-areas role at Manchester City.The Mirror says City approached former Feyenoord coach Van Bronckhorst – who has signed a contract that has put him on the payroll.The plan is for him to remain in Manchester if it proves a good fit.Pep Guardiola’s contract with City expires in the summer of 2021.And after seeing rivals Manchester United flounder in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Spanish executives who run the club for Sheikh Mansour want to put a succession plan in place.Van Bronckhorst will spend the next year getting to know the inner workings of the club that has become the dominant force in English football over the last decade.He is currently working alongside close friend Brian Marwood, City’s highly-influential Football Administration Officer. last_img read more

Maersks NineMonth Profit Hit by Energy Division Sales

first_imgzoom Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk posted a nine-month loss USD 1.6 billion, sinking into the red from last year’s profit of USD 780 million.The group’s loss includes the impact from discontinued operations and was primarily related to post-tax impairments of net USD 2.8 billion in Maersk Drilling, APM Terminals and Maersk Tankers countered by an increase in Maersk Line profit of USD 723 million.Moller Maersk’s underlying profit for the period came at USD 270 million, against a loss of USD 245 million, mainly driven by an increase in Maersk Line of USD 687 million.In the third quarter, the net loss including discontinued operations of USD 1.5 billion was negatively impacted by an accounting impairment of USD 1.75 billion in Maersk Drilling and impairments of USD 374 million in APM Terminals. The result from continuing operations was a loss of USD 120 million, widening further from last year’s loss of USD 30 million, with a decrease in APM Terminals of USD 398 million countered by an increase in Maersk Line of USD 336 million.In Q3, the underlying profit was USD 248 million, with an improvement of USD 290 million in Transport & Logistics and a decline of USD 15 million in Energy.“I am pleased with the agreements reached in Q3 for Total S.A. to acquire Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S and A.P. Møller Holding A/S to acquire Maersk Tankers A/S, which indicates a solid progress in the separation of the Energy businesses. Whilst solutions for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service remain to be defined before the end of 2018, the future Maersk will leverage even further its position of strength within Transport & Logistics.The revenue in Transport & Logistics increased with 14% and was mainly driven by higher revenue in Maersk Line,”  Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S said.Furthermore, Maersk Group announced that the Salling Companies will acquire the remaining 19% shares in the Dansk Supermarked Group, cashing in over USD 860 million from the sale.The group now expects a positive underlying profit for 2017 against a loss of USD 546 million. As informed, the group’s Transport & Logistics arm now expects an underlying profit of around USD 1 billion and an improvement in Maersk Line of around USD 1 billion compared to 2016.last_img read more

Womens basketball Freshmen getting adjusted to college life

The jump from high school to college can be a difficult adjustment for any student, and student-athletes are no exception.The Ohio State women’s basketball team features three true freshmen this season. Forward Tori McCoy and guards Kiara Lewis and Jensen Caretti are currently going through the same adaptation process many new college students face.“It was a struggle starting off my first day,” McCoy said. “My first week, actually, I was just confused about everything.”The jump can be tough for students from small towns, especially at a large institution like OSU. Caretti is originally from Clarington, Ohio, a town which, according to the 2015 U.S. census, had a population of just 380.“It’s a big environmental change,” Caretti said. “I never expected to go this big in the first place.”The path to OSU was different for all three. Lewis attended Whitney M. Young High School in Chicago, the same school that produced teammate Linnae Harper.Freshman Kiara Lewis (23), Tori McCoy (0) and Jensen Caretti (33) pose for a photo together donning their Ohio state uniforms. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsDuring her senior year of high school, Lewis averaged 24.4 points, 5.3 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. Her efforts landed her the Gatorade Player of the Year award in the state of Illinois.Ranked as the 24th best prospect in the 2016 class by ESPN, Lewis was recruited by the likes of Texas A&M and Tennessee, but said that OSU was the best fit.“I felt that the coaches were very caring and that the team was going to be pretty good,” Lewis said. “We could possibly do something big.”McCoy is a product of Saint Thomas More High School in Champaign, Illinois. She was a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award during her senior year, a campaign which saw her average 20.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. ESPN ranked her as the 10th best player in her class.McCoy’s list of college options included Baylor, Tennessee and South Carolina, but she said that she felt a different level of comfort with OSU.“The players, they made me feel welcome and that’s a big thing for me,” McCoy said. “I just enjoyed being around the girls.”Caretti was named Ms. Basketball for Ohio after her senior year at River High School in Hannibal, Ohio. She averaged 25.0 points, 11.0 boards and carried a shooting percentage of over 58 percent that year, leading to an ESPN ranking of 31st nationally.Caretti also excelled at volleyball in high school. She said that she considered playing collegiate volleyball instead of basketball, but the opportunities were far greater for basketball.“I didn’t get any big offers like I did for basketball,” Caretti said. “I never played on a travel team for volleyball, so I didn’t really get any looks because our school was so small.”Louisville and South Carolina were among the schools who looked at Caretti for basketball, but the guard said her decision to become a Buckeye was made due to the team’s recent resurgence and the fact that the school was close to home.Now, all three players have joined forces in Columbus and are helping each other get acclimated to life in college.“We actually became close really fast,” McCoy said. “They are always pushing me and I’m always pushing them too.”The tight-knit group remains together on and off the court.“We all come to the gym together, leave together — stuff like that,” Lewis said.As they settle in, McCoy, Lewis and Caretti are looking ahead to what they believe could be a special season at OSU.“I think we are going to go pretty far this year,” McCoy said. “We’re looking pretty good and we’re doing better in practices every day.”The end goal for the incoming players is obvious: Win it all.“Hopefully, we can expect a national championship,” Caretti said. “We are a great team.” read more

Chula Vista residents win battle over new car wash

first_img 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) – 82 year old Judy Wilson has lived in her home in Chula Vista for 45 years, calling it her peaceful sanctuary.For years now there have been talks about building a car wash right beneath her home, 43 feet away from her back fence.It might look like an empty parking lot right now, but the plan calls for a 2,400 square foot building with an 85 foot long car wash tunnel. That includes 12 vacuum stations in the parking lot.“The noise coming out of that is like an airplane revving up at Lindbergh Field it is so loud” says Wilson.She’s concerned about the noise, the traffic and most importantly her health, because she’s toxic sensitive. There used to be a gas station here and she says it could have contaminated the soil beneath it.“When I get hit with something like that, it closes up my throat, I can barely breathe, I ache in every part of my body and I just can’t function right.”Neil Capin, the owner of the proposed car wash, says he’s gone above and beyond to address these concerns. He’s willing to install a sound wall up, add vegetation and landscaping to soften the noise, and even open an hour later every day.City leaders gave the car wash a stamp of approval but challenges and appeals quickly followed. Tonight Chula Vista City Council voted 4-1 against the car wash’s construction. January 22, 2019 Chula Vista residents win battle over new car wash , center_img Posted: January 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Elon Musk SpaceX Raptor rocket engine ready for Starship

first_imgIn the meantime, Musk has dropped insider looks at heat-shield testing and now the Raptor preparations, showing that development on Starship is moving ahead at a rapid pace.SpaceX will need to keep the rocket pedal to the metal if it wants to make its proposed 2023 date with the moon. 16 Photos On Feb. 4, Musk uploaded a couple of videos of the test firing to his Twitter account, and, it goes without saying but, you wouldn’t want to be standing behind this thing when it’s ready to blow. Raptor risingThe Raptor has been under development for years, but Musk said in December that the latest version is “radically redesigned.” Musk spilled a few geeky details on the test engine’s thrust and how it’s geared toward reaching the moon as fast as possible. FilmMagic/Getty Images We know what SpaceX’s next-generation Starship looks like. Now Elon Musk has shared a series of new looks at the Raptor engine that’ll one day rocket it off our planet — including a sublime display from its first test firings.Musk first posted a pair of images to Twitter on Feb. 1 showing a Starship Raptor engine and saying SpaceX was preparing to fire it at SpaceX’s Texas facility. One of the images included a worker standing near the engine, giving us a good sense of its scale. First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Share your voice Design requires at least 170 metric tons of force. Engine reached 172 mT & 257 bar chamber pressure with warm propellant, which means 10% to 20% more with deep cryo.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2019 The moon goal is an important one. SpaceX and Musk announced last year that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had bought up all the seats for a planned 2023 Starship mission to travel around the moon.Musk says Starship will eventually have seven of the new engines. SpaceX currently has a “hopper” prototype of the stainless-steel Starship meant for takeoff and landing tests, with hopes of unveiling an orbital version by midyear.Musk has been openly engaging with SpaceX fans on Twitter. One asked if he’s finding rocket engine design easier or harder over time. “Well, my past mistakes do seem extremely dumb, especially the ones where I mistakenly thought I was smart,” Musk replied.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Those images were just a warm-up. Musk posted a blazing-hot view on Thursday of the engine in action, saying, “Raptor just achieved power level needed for Starship and Super Heavy.” Musk envisions a future in which Starship carries humans all the way to Mars and helps establish an outpost on the red planet. SpaceX suffered a setback in January when high winds in Texas toppled the nose cone off the Starship prototype. Musk said at the time it’d take several weeks to repair the damage.  Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it’s glorious SpaceX blasts Starship heat shield with industrial flamethrowers First published Feb. 1, 8:20 a.m. PT.Updates Feb. 3 at 8:12 p.m.: Adds test-firing images and videos from Elon Musk’s Twitter account; Feb. 7 at 10:22 a.m.: Includes new test-firing image and details from Elon Musk’s Twitter account.  NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Tagscenter_img Initially making one 200 metric ton thrust engine common across ship & booster to reach the moon as fast as possible. Next versions will split to vacuum-optimized (380+ sec Isp) & sea-level thrust optimized (~250 ton).— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2019 Well, my past mistakes do seem extremely dumb, especially the ones where I mistakenly thought I was smart— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2019— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Raptor just achieved power level needed for Starship & Super Heavy— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2019 Sci-Tech 7 Starship shines Musk says the Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket designs require an engine that can put out at least 170 metric tons of force. The most recent SpaceX Raptor test showed the engine reached 172 metric tons of force. Preparing to fire the Starship Raptor engine at @SpaceX Texas— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2019 Comments Burn, baby, burnStarship is meant to eventually be paired with a Super Heavy rocket, formerly known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Super Heavy will use up to 31 Raptor engines, though Musk says initial tests will probably involve fewer engines “in case it blows up.” Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship Elon Musk Space SpaceXlast_img read more

Rep VanSingel announces July office hours

first_img Categories: VanSingel News 28Jun Rep. VanSingel announces July office hours State Rep. Scott VanSingel invites residents to attend his July office hours to discuss their thoughts and concerns regarding the state government.“Meeting with residents is a top priority of mine. It is extremely important as a legislator to be accessible to the community,” VanSingel said. “I welcome anyone in need of assistance or with questions to join me.”Rep. VanSingel will meet with constituents at the following times and locations:Monday, July 177:30 to 8:30 a.m. at The Depot Restaurant, 22 W Main St. in Grant;9 to 10 a.m. at Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant, 9103 Mason Drive. in Newaygo; and6 to 7 p.m. at Sally’s, 103 N. Charles St. in White Cloud.No appointment is necessary to attend office hours. Anyone unable to attend who would like to voice a question or concern to the representative may contact his office at (517) 373-7317 or read more

Chello Central Europe the Liberty Globalowned pa

first_imgChello Central Europe, the Liberty Global-owned pan-regional broadcast group, has inked a number of carriage deals for its channel TV Paprika and Zone Romantica. 
The company has inked a deal with UPC’s Focus Sat in Romania for cooking channel TV Paprika, while female skewing Zone Romantica will launch on UPC Direct platform in Hungary.Both channels launched on May 1. 
”We are delighted that Zone Romantica has become part of UPC Direct’s Light package in Hungary. Following our agreement with UPC Direct, Zone Romantica can already be seen in more than 2.2 million households in Hungary, and further changes and investment can be expected this year. The launch of TV Paprika on Focus Sat in Romania further expands the footprint of our cooking channel across Central Europe and is yet another milestone in our commitment to make this entertaining channel available to a larger audience,” said Levente Málnay, CEO, Chello Central Europe.last_img

Online video delivery firm Ooyala has launched a n

first_imgOnline video delivery firm Ooyala has launched a new personalised discovery guide that combines scheduled linear and on-demand content.Ooyala Discovery Guide is an update to the VOD recommendation tool it launched last year, now also including live content, meaning that it can offer viewers a wider range of related video.Ooyala, which offers cross-platform video delivery and analytics, also lets viewers set up personal watch-later queue of on-demand and live content, which they can access across different devices.“Just as traditional TV has moved from appointment viewing to time-shifted, on-demand watching, the programming guide needs to evolve from a hard to navigate grid to a more personalised, intelligent discovery engine,” said Ooyala.last_img

Vivendi has acquired 149 of Telecom Italia repl

first_imgVivendi has acquired 14.9% of Telecom Italia, replacing Telefónica as the Italian telcos’s largest shareholder.Vivendi received 8.24% of the telco in exchange for 4.5% of the share capital of Telefonica Brasil, in accordance with the option given to it as part of the sale of GVT to Telefonica, which closed on May 28.The group also acquired a 1.9% stake and an addi4tional 4.76% on June 22 for  a cash payment of €1 billion.Vivendi said that its investment fitted with its global strategy and gained “a foothold in a country with which it shares the same Latin culture and roots”. It said that it expanded its presence in a market “with significant growth prospects and a very strong appetite for quality content.”last_img

More people now prefer to watch TV shows on intern

first_imgMore people now prefer to watch TV shows on internet connected devices than on traditional TV sets, according to new research by Accenture.The company’s Digital Consumer Survey found that the percentage of consumers who said they prefer watching TV shows on television sets plummeted by 55% over the past year – from 52% to 23%.At the same time, the proportion that said they would rather view TV shows on a laptop or desktop climbed from 32% last year to 42% this year.Some 13% also said they prefer watching TV shows on their smartphones, compared with 10% last year.“The dominance of the TV set as the undisputed go-to entertainment device is ending,” said Gavin Mann, global managing director for Accenture’s broadcast business.“While a great number of people still watch plenty of TV shows on TV sets, our research uncovers a rapid acceleration in their preference for viewing on other digital devices – especially laptops, desktops and smartphones.”The report notes a four-year trend in the decline in TV viewing and said that as recently as 2014 some 65% of consumers preferred the TV set for viewing TV shows.In India there was a “particularly steep decline” in the percentage of consumers who prefer to watch TV shows on a TV set – dropping from 47% to 10%. In the US the proportion fell from 59% to 25% and in the UK it dropped from 56% to 25%.The study also found that some 41% of consumers said they would rather view short video clips on their mobile phone, up from 28% last year. By contrast, just 5% said they would rather watch short clips on a TV set.“The massive and accelerating push by communications and media companies to provide ubiquitous content — TV everywhere including over-the-top — has empowered consumers to access high-quality content across multiple devices,” said Mann.The research results are based on an online survey of 26,000 consumers in 26 countries from around the world. The sample in each country was representative of the online population and ages of respondents ranged from 14-to-55 and over.The survey covered countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US.last_img read more