We will play our game, says JC skipper

first_imgJamaica College’s captain Allando Brown says their 4-0 mauling at the hands of St George’s College in the FLOW/ISSA Super Cup final two weeks ago is now in the past.The Old Hope Road school’s ace defender said St George’s are the favourites to win today, but they are eager to avenge that defeat and retain the Manning Cup.”The last game against St George’s is history. We are looking towards this Manning Cup final against St George’s to come out and give our best. We are the underdogs and we want to create an upset,” he told The Gleaner.He insisted that St George’s were only better on the day, and he has full confidence in his team to deliver a better performance against their North Street rivals.”On the day, they were better. We lost the (Super Cup) game, but this (Manning Cup) is really our focus. We tried to play St George’s game (in Super Cup final) and that didn’t work, so we are coming with our normal game. Look for a better performance from us, and hard work and guts as always,” he added.last_img read more

Noida Police bust international computer virus scam

first_imgPolicemen carry seized computer hardware and other items after a press conference at a police station in Noida on November 29, 2018. Alleged fraudsters are presented before the media at a police station in Noida on November 29, 2018.  | Photo Credit: AP | Photo Credit: AP  Those arrested were mostly people in their 20s and early 30s who quit their jobs in call centres. Police recovered hard drives, servers, laptops, cellphones and computers from them, Mr. Sharma said.center_img  In 2016, 70 people were arrested in Mumbai for allegedly cheating thousands of Americans. They would call their victims from call centres in Mumbai and tell them that they owed unpaid taxes and should buy prepaid cash cards to settle the debts or face jail. Noida Police have said that that they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price. Noida Police officer Ajay Pal Sharma said those arrested on November 27 and November 28 posed as representatives of Microsoft and other companies and used their logos. The arrests were made after input from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol, Mr. Sharma said. Microsoft was the complainant in the case.The pop-up messages prompted victims in the United States, Britain, Australia and other countries to call a phone number shown on their computer screens, he said. They would then be scammed out of money in exchange for supposedly fixing the problem.last_img read more

Google Doodle serves up tasty tribute to Ignacio Anaya Garcia inventor of

first_img Comments Tags Online Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya invented the tasty dish in 1943. Google Google’s latest Doodle may leave your mouth watering. Thursday’s Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Ignacio Anaya Garcia, and while you may not recognize his name, you’re likely familiar with his culinary creation: nachos!The animated Doodle demonstrates how Garcia invented the tasty treat in 1943 when a group of wives of US military personnel stationed at an army base in Texas popped into the Club Victoria, a restaurant in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. The women wanted a snack, but Garcia, who was the restaurant’s maitre d’, couldn’t find a chef, so he took chips, cheese and chopped chilis in hand and revolutionized bar cuisine forever.Nacho’s especiales — named after the nickname for Ignacio — were added to the restaurant’s menu and soon grew in popularity at other nearby restaurants. The dish was written up in an American cookbook in 1949, but the apostrophe in Nacho’s was lost as its popularity spread around the world. For almost as long as Google has been around, it’s livened up its barebones search page with artwork that draws attention to notable people, events, holidays and anniversaries. But Google also likes to put food in the Doodle spotlight. Earlier this year, it honored the falafel as “the best thing that ever happened to chickpeas,” and in 2017, it cooked up a slideshow to honor the rice noodle.A modified version of nachos, featuring liquid cheese, was served in 1976 during a Texas Rangers game at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Two years later, during a Dallas Cowboys game, sportscaster Howard Cosell mentioned that he had snacked on some “nachos,” increasing the dish’s popularity, especially at sporting venues.Garcia died in 1975. A bronze plaque was erected in his honor in Piedras Negras, and Oct. 21 was declared the International Day of the Nacho. Thursday’s Doodle was illustrated by Mexico City-based guest artist Alfonso de Anda,”This topic was meaningful to me at a gut level, quite literally,” he told Google, adding that drawing a Doodle for Google has been a goal of his for a while. “I hope people get an instant craving for a snack after they see the Doodle. I also hope that they instantly drop whatever it is they’re doing and satisfy that craving.”Dig in. Share your voice 3 Google Doodlelast_img read more

Ahead of Trumps Tax Mission To Capitol Hill Feud With Corker Explodes

first_imgThe tit for tat went on with Trump tweeting and Corker speaking further.Corker gave CNN an interview on Capitol Hill in which he suggested Trump’s presidency is not salvageable and regrets ever supporting him as a candidate. “Let me put it this way: I would not do that again,” Corker said regarding his 2016 endorsement.“I think at the end of the day, when his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth telling, just the name-calling, I think the debasement of our nation will be what he’s remembered most for and that’s regretful,” Corker said.Trump’s tweets continued after that.…Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017 …Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017 Share …the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle’ Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017center_img Asked whether he was still planning on attending Tuesday’s Senate GOP lunch with Trump, Corker responded: “Oh, definitely. It’s my lunch.”It’s a fresh reminder that Trump’s Senate visit comes while he has been at odds on both policy and politics with an unusually high number of members of his own party.Corker and John McCain of Arizona have been vocal critics of Trump’s leadership skills. Corker, who is retiring, is also a key vote on tax legislation. He has vowed to oppose any bill he believes will add to the deficit. The United States’ debt topped $20 trillion for the first time ever in September, and Corker has said he views the debt as the most significant threat to national security.Republicans like McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are eager for more information from the Trump administration on a recent military operation in Niger that killed four soldiers. McCain has suggested the Armed Services Committee will conduct oversight hearings to figure out what went wrong.Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is trying to get the president on board for his bipartisan health care plan to bolster the individual insurance market. The bill, co-authored with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., potentially has the support in the Senate to overcome a filibuster, but it doesn’t stand a chance unless Trump gets on board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will not bring it up for a vote unless the president is guaranteed to sign it. Alexander has warned that inaction could cost premiums to spike further.Politically, there is also ongoing tension between Trump and senators up for re-election in 2018. The president is picking and choosing which senators he will support, breaking with political norms of backing incumbents. His former chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, is also threatening to recruit and fund primary challengers to senators who don’t support the president’s agenda. Trump has declined to endorse GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, another Trump critic, but he has offered assurances to GOP Sens. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Deb Fischer of Nebraska that he supports their re-election bids.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APPresident Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky tried to tamp down rumors of a rift between them, last week in a Rose Garden press conference at the White House.McConnell has defended his members and pushed back on efforts to oust incumbents, noting that many insurgent primary candidates cost Republicans Senate victories in 2010 and 2012.“It’s important to remember that those who lose elections don’t get to make policy. Only those who win elections actually get to make policy,” McConnell told reporters last week. “And so our strategy going forward is to protect our incumbents and to help people get nominated who actually can win elections.”Trump has been a frequent critic of McConnell as well and has increasingly called on McConnell to blow up the Senate rules and eliminate the legislative filibuster to make it easier to get legislation passed. McConnell does not support that move, and he does not have the votes to do it.The two met privately at the White House last week. Afterward, together they tamped down on talk of a rift. “I think what the president and I would both like to say to you today, contrary to what some of you may have reported, we are together totally on this agenda to move America forward,” McConnell said.The most important item on that agenda is enacting tax cuts by the end of the year. Following the party’s failure to make good on their promises to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Republicans fear a similar failure on tax cuts will endanger their congressional majorities in the 2018 midterm elections.In other words: There’s plenty to discuss over lunch.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Win McNamee/Getty ImagesSen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill about President Trump on Tuesday morning, ahead of Trump’s visit with GOP senatorsUpdated at 10:24 a.m. ETMarching down Pennsylvania Avenue to send a message to Congress is a classic move in presidential political theater, and Tuesday is President Trump’s inaugural performance. Trump makes his first visit to Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly meeting and the message is clear: Pass a tax cut.On this issue — more than any other currently facing the GOP — the party is overwhelmingly unified. Lawmakers are eager to see the president embrace their upcoming tax legislation and to help the party make the case to the public for a plan that aims to cut taxes for American businesses and most individual taxpayers.After that, it could get awkward.The morning kicked off with another confrontation between the president and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee that resulted in the senator expressing regret for supporting Trump for president last year.Appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Corker dismissed Tuesday’s visit as nothing more than a “photo op” and said the president could be most helpful on tax legislation by tweeting less and letting Congress work through the process.Corker referenced a recent presidential tweet ruling out any changes to the way tax-deferred income can be contributed to 401(k) retirement plans. Taxing retirement savings isn’t a particularly popular idea on Capitol Hill — and it’s unclear whether it was ever in the bill — but Republicans fear the president’s habit of tweeting policy positions at random could make it harder to pass a tax cut on a tight timeline.Corker also reiterated previous criticism of Trump’s leadership, suggesting that the president has “kneecapped” diplomatic efforts led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and that there are “people around (Trump) that work in an effort to contain him” including Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly.In response, the president fired off a few tweets attacking Corker’s record on Iran and taxes, and suggesting the senator “couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee.”Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017last_img read more