Shubman Gill looks to Virat Kohli for inspiration in New Zealand

first_imgShubman Gill had become a household name in early 2018 after his 372 runs helped India lift the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time. A year later, Gill is back where it all started. In New Zealand with the senior Indian team, Shubman Gill is ready for the big stage.Immediately after his sensational World Cup campaign, Gill played in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders and scored 203 runs incuding a fine 57 not out. Gill made his mark in the Ranji Trophy too with a 328-ball 268 against Tamil Nadu.Shubman Gill watched as his Under-19 captain from the World Cup Prithvi Shaw scored a hundred on Test debut. After an impressive performance against the visiting West Indies, Shaw was the first choice opener for the Test series in Australia before an injury ruled him out of the tour.With the World Cup round the corner, Gill would have given up hope of an India call-up. But when Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were banned for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan, a door opened up for Gill. He and Vijay Shankar were named replacements.Shubman Gill had his first net session with the Indian team and he will look to learn plenty from Virat Kohli, who is the undisputed king of the cricket world. On Tuesday, he became the first man ever to win all three ICC awards in a single year.”I am really looking forward to meeting him [Kohli], having a chat with him, and closely looking at the way he practices for games,” Gill told kkr.in.advertisement”I think because of him, a lot of trends have changed in Team India. Fitness levels have changed for most players, and India is one of the best fielding sides in the world right now.All these things are very important. When your role is purely of a batsman or a bowler, it’s possible that two out of five games, you could fail to impress. So you need to find other ways to contribute to your team. These are really important aspects of cricket,” Gill said.Gill may not immediately get a game in New Zealand but watching Virat Kohli from close quarters will be a huge inspiration. He looked solid at practice and some pleasant memories from his last tour of New Zealand will keep Shubman Gill in good spirits for what will be his most cherished moment if he does get a maiden India cap.(Written by Rajarshi Gupta)Also Read | New Zealand focused on how to best combat Virat Kohli, says Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in Australialast_img read more

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri charged with misconduct

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct for his behaviour during Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley, the English Football Association said.The Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend after becoming embroiled in a scuffle amongst players on the touchline in the dying moments of the game at Stamford Bridge.Sarri did not carry out his post-match media duties, sending assistant coach Gianfranco Zola to fill in for him instead.Zola told reporters at the time that Sarri had sought to get his players out of the scuffle but the referee had “misinterpreted” his intentions and that the Chelsea manager had been offended by a comment from the Burnley bench.”Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley,” the FA said in a statement on Wednesday.The Chelsea manager has until 1700 GMT on Friday to responded to the charge, the governing body added.Also Watch:last_img read more

Anderson blasts ‘robot’ Van Gaal’s spell at Man United

first_imgManchester United Anderson blasts ‘robot’ Van Gaal’s spell at Manchester United Daniel Edwards 01:52 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anderson Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Premier League The Brazilian midfielder left United for Internacional during the manager’s spell, and he believes at least two other stars were also forced out Former Manchester United man Anderson has blasted Louis van Gaal, who he believes forced out several stars at Old Trafford. Anderson spent a total of eight years at the club after being signed from Porto by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2007. The Brazilian, however, was frozen out under Van Gaal, and eventually returned to his native country in 2015 when Internacional swooped.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player For the midfielder, the Dutchman’s treatment of him upon returning from a loan spell at Fiorentina finally spelled the end. “I came back to United and [Louis] van Gaal arrived,” he explained in an interview with ESPN.”I respect Van Gaal, but football had changed and he was not successful anymore. He gave silly instructions for everything, even in training.”He was like a robot. I decided to leave. I told Van Gaal that I wanted to leave. He said I could go.”Anderson also claims that stars like Angel Di Maria and Robin van Persie were forced to seek new clubs because of the manager’s inflexible style.”I was leaving a club, which wasn’t the same. The spirit was going, players were leaving,” he added.”How did he let a player like Di Maria go so quickly? He’s a sick player. Van Persie lost the love, too. Everyone started saying: We’ll go.”Van Gaal’s philosophy was no longer working. It’s hard in the Premier League to play robotic: pass, pass, pass.”The 29-year-old spent 2017 out on loan at Coritiba, and will return to Inter this year as the Porto Alegre club celebrate making an instant return to the top flight after an historic relegation in 2016. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Klopp desperate to keep Mane at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool Klopp desperate to keep Mane at Liverpool Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:50 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Sadio Mane Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Sadio Mané Jürgen Klopp Premier League The German insists he is keen to retain the club’s star names following the departure of Philippe Coutinho in the January window Jurgen Klopp says it is “no secret” that Liverpool want to keep Sadio Mane at the club amid suggestions he is going to be offered a new deal.With the Reds having reluctantly parted with Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window, the hope is that the services of other star names can be retained.Mohamed Salah is generating talk of interest from afar, but continues to talk up his happiness at Anfield, while Mane and Roberto Firmino are also earning widespread praise. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player New deals could be in the pipeline for those deemed deserving of them, with Klopp eager to see key players kept at Anfield.Quizzed on a possible contract extension for Mane, who is already tied to Liverpool until 2021, the Reds boss said: “There’s nothing to do about that.”That we want to keep the players together is not a secret.“We want to keep Sadio here – keep this team and strengthen it. It’s completely normal.”Mane moved to Merseyside from Southampton for £34 million in the summer of 2016.He contributed 13 goals during his debut campaign for the Reds, and already has 12 efforts to his name this term.That haul includes a hat-trick in his last outing against Porto in the Champions League, with Klopp having already been quick to talk up his value to the cause as part of a fearsome attacking unit.The German said:  “It was so often that we spoke so positively about Roberto and Mo – and Phil [Coutinho] when he was still here – and the ‘Fab Four’ and now the ‘Fab Three’ if that’s possible.“Sadio had good games. He had a really good game against Manchester City not so long ago. It’s only that it was not his constant level that we are used to seeing.“You think of Sadio Mane and he is very decisive, controls the ball well, he is a threat all the time for the other team, works hard and all that stuff.“He has worked hard. For five or six weeks he has trained at a constantly high level. That’s the only way to come back into shape.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Jamaica National Heritage Trust Act to be Amended

first_img The Cultural and Creative Economy Act as well as the Entertainment Industry Act will also be brought to the House for approval. During the new legislative year, the Government will seek to amend the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) Act to align Jamaica’s valuable cultural heritage with global designation benchmarks and further promote the country’s culture. Story Highlights This was announced by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who delivered the Throne Speech during the ceremonial opening of Parliament on Thursday (February 14) under the theme ‘In Partnership towards the New Prosperous Jamaica’. During the new legislative year, the Government will seek to amend the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) Act to align Jamaica’s valuable cultural heritage with global designation benchmarks and further promote the country’s culture.The Cultural and Creative Economy Act as well as the Entertainment Industry Act will also be brought to the House for approval.This was announced by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who delivered the Throne Speech during the ceremonial opening of Parliament on Thursday (February 14) under the theme ‘In Partnership towards the New Prosperous Jamaica’.“Jamaica scored a major victory with the inscription of reggae music on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,” the Governor-General said.This, he said, demonstrates that reggae “has served to foster a better understanding of musical art as a tool for promoting dialogue among people and appreciating cultural diversity among ethnic groups worldwide”.Also to be undertaken during the new legislative year is continued review of key pieces of legislation to support elimination of gender-based violence, including the Domestic Violence Act, Offences Against the Person Act, and the Sexual Offences Act. The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill is to be tabled.In the area of Sport, the Government will seek to conclude review of the National Sport Policy along with a study on the contribution of sport to national development and employment.last_img read more

El Faro Owners and Operators Hit with Another Lawsuit

first_imgzoom Family of another crew member of the ill-fated container ship El Faro, which sank off Bermuda on October 1 near the eye of the Hurricane Joaquin, have filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the 1970-built boxship.The family of Anthony Shawn Thomas, one of the 33 crew members who died or are presumed dead after the sinking, filed the lawsuit against Sea Star Line, Tote Maritime and Tote Maritime Puerto Rico, Tote Inc., Tote Services Inc., Intec Maritime Offshore Services Corp., and Ship Or Land Operations Agency, Inc.This is the fourth such lawsuit filed against the owners and operators of El Faro since the incident.Arnold & Itkin LLP, a Houston-based law firm representing the family of Anthony Shawn Thomas, said it ”believes the defendants knew the El Faro was an aged and ailing vessel with structural problems and with a history of taking on water. The defendants knew, allowed, and encouraged the El Faro to leave port knowing the potential dangers that lay ahead of the hurricane.”The amount of the compensation the family seeks from the owners and operators of El Faro was not disclosed.The El Faro, a 790-foot roll on, roll off cargo ship owned by Sea Star Line and operated by TOTE Services, was en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Florida. At approximately 7:30 a.m. local time October 1, U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified that the El Faro was disabled some 36 nautical miles northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas.Just minutes before the distress alerts, the El Faro master had called TOTE’s designated person ashore and reported that the ship was experiencing some flooding. He said the crew had controlled the ingress of water but the ship was listing 15 degrees and had lost propulsion.The Coast Guard and TOTE were unable to reestablish communication with the ship. Twenty-eight U.S. crew members and five Polish workers were on board.The Coast Guard located one deceased person in a survival suit in the water Sunday night. 32 remaining crew members, including the ship’s captain, are missing and presumed dead.The U.S Navy is currently searching for the remains of the ship.last_img read more

Premier Expresses Condolences on Passing of Raylene Rankin

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter offered his condolences to the family and friends of Raylene Rankin, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, after a battle with cancer. She was 52. Raylene Rankin was a founding member of Cape Breton’s famed Rankin Family. “I’ve known Raylene for years, and she was always such a talented, lovely person; spirited and full of life,” said Premier Dexter. “My deepest sympathies go out to her friends, her fans, and the entire Rankin family. She inspired so many people, and her music will forever be a part of Nova Scotia’s soundtrack.” Ms. Rankin and her four siblings, John Morris, Jimmy, Cookie and Heather, formed the Cape Breton Celtic music group more than 20 years ago and went on to win a host of awards.last_img read more

Inflation entirely under control FM

first_imgKolkata: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said inflation is completely under control and that it has not risen since 2014.”Inflation is absolutely under control. Nobody can question our government on inflation. Inflation has not risen since 2014. It was up during 2009-14 (during the UPA-II). The price rise was in two digits for commodities during that period”, she said after interaction with industry and tax officials here in her continuing series of meetings with stakeholders. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIndia’s retail inflation rate eased slightly in July, staying below the central bank’s 4 per cent medium-term target for a 12th straight month, strengthening views that there will be a policy rate cut in October. Sitharaman also said the government would respond to the challenges faced by all the sectors. Every possible help will be extended to them; she told a press conference here. “We are looking at the challenges which the sectors are facing. We will respond to the challenges and extend every possible help,” Sitharaman said to a query on the ongoing slowdown of the economy. About revenue collection during the current financial year, she said targets had been given to the CBDT and CBIC.last_img read more

Johnny Bower was a fearless competitor and a fan favourite with Maple

first_imgTORONTO – Johnny Bower didn’t really want to come to Toronto. But the pint-sized goalie with the big heart went on to become part of Maple Leafs lore.Bower, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner who helped the Leafs win their last Stanley Cup championship in 1967, died on Tuesday. A statement from his family said the 93-year-old died after a short battle with pneumonia.Bower, who became known as the China Wall, was happily playing in the minors in Cleveland when he was picked up by Toronto almost 60 years ago. He said he only showed up to avoid being suspended for not reporting.“They just wanted me for one year but I had a good team in front of me,” Bower recalled with a laugh in a November 2014 interview. “I was there for 13 years, so it turned out really nice for me.”Years after retiring, Bower remained one of the most beloved ex-Leafs.“I don’t know what it is,” he said of his popularity.But Bower, whose age seemed flexible during a long hockey career that took a long while to come to a boil, always had time for his fans.“I can’t say no to these kids. Because when I was a child during Depression time we had nothing at all. Like my dad said it costs you nothing for a smile. Just go ahead and work and do your job and be good to people and they’ll be good to you.”Toronto honoured Bower on the occasion of his 90th birthday on Nov. 8, 2014, during a game against the New York Rangers, his first team. He was given a framed, autographed crest from each team and an enthusiastic rendition of “Happy Birthday” from the sellout crowd.“There may not be a more loved Toronto Maple Leaf nor a former player who loved them as much back,” Maple Leafs president and alternate governor Brendan Shanahan said in a statement.Bower’s career took off after the Leafs claimed him in a 1958 intra-league draft. Bower went on to play 475 regular-season games and win four Stanley Cups for the Leafs, plying his trade mostly without a mask.“I got a couple hundred stitches in the face,” the fearless goaltender recalled during a 2005 interview. “You learn how to duck.”Just five foot nine, Bower was named to the NHL’s first all-star team in 1961 and won the Vezina Trophy as best goalie that year, too.He pioneered the poke-check, diving head first at opposing players to knock the puck off their sticks. The move came with a cost — he suffered cuts and lost teeth by throwing himself into the action.But he stopped pucks. And he got better with age — despite painful bouts with arthritis and eventually learning he was near-sighted.Bower won the Vezina Trophy in 1961 and the Leafs hoisted the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964, with Bower and Terry Sawchuk sharing the Vezina in 1965. In 1967, again sharing the job with Sawchuk, he helped Toronto win its last title at the age of 43.He usually wore a mask for practices but didn’t use one in games until his second-last NHL season, 1968-69. That spring, he became the oldest goaltender to appear in a Stanley Cup playoff game at 44 years four months and 28 days.“He was an inspiration to us,” said George Armstrong, who captained the Leafs’ last championship team. “He shamed others into hard work.“John gave everything he could during workouts and we weren’t going to let that old guy show us up.”After retiring, he served as a scout and goalie coach for the Leafs.He was the only boy among nine children in a rural Saskatchewan family by the name of Kiszkan. He loved hockey and decided he wanted to be a goalie. He made leg pads from an old mattress, and he was on his way.But there was a momentous detour: in 1940 at age 16 he lied about his age so he could enlist in the army and do his bit in the Second World War. He told authorities his birth certificate had burned in a fire.After training in Vernon, B.C., he was stationed in England but did not see action due to arthritis.“It’s a good thing I didn’t because the Germans were right there waiting,” he said. “A lot of guys there were killed on the beaches. I know four or five good hockey players from Prince Albert who were killed. They never came back.”Upon his return, he played junior hockey with his home-town Prince Albert Black Hawks.Turning pro with the Cleveland Barons in 1945, he changed his name to Bower because he felt Kiszkan was too difficult to pronounce. He played eight seasons in the AHL before getting a chance in the NHL, earning league MVP honours three times.Bower played all 70 games for the New York Rangers in 1953-54, but the team chose to go with Gump Worsley the next year and Bower was back in the minors for most of the next four years.He played 64 games for the AHL Cleveland Barons in 1957-58 before being picked up by Toronto.“I didn’t even want to come to Toronto, to be honest with you because I was 35 years of age at that particular time and I didn’t know I could help them,” he said, further muddying the waters when it comes to his age. “I had the experience, mind you. But I was happy in Cleveland, I enjoyed myself there and had a good job. When they picked me up, I didn’t want to go. And Mr. Hendy (Cleveland GM James Hendy) said at that time if you don’t go, they’ll suspend you.”Bower agreed to go when Hendy said he would have a job waiting for him if it didn’t work out in Toronto.Bower went on to become a blue-and-white fixture. He finally retired after playing one game in the 1970-71 season — four months past his 45th birthday.He played 552 regular-season NHL games with 250 wins, 195 losses and 90 ties. He posted 37 regular-season shutouts and had a goals-against average of 2.52. Combining his AHL and NHL appearances, he was in a total of 1,207 regular-season games — a record no goalie will come close to.“There is so much to appreciate in Johnny Bower’s accomplishments on the ice — including the four Stanley Cups and membership in the Hockey Hall of Fame — and yet there was so much more to the man who served his sport, his country, and his community with such distinction,” said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.He almost made a comeback in 1980. With Leaf goalies Mike Palmateer and Paul Harrison sidelined by the flu and a question-mark over whether Vincent Tremblay could make it in time from the AHL, Bower signed a one-game contract as an emergency backup.Tremblay made it on time, so Bower’s services weren’t needed.Bower was always coy about his age and, when asked about it upon his retirement, he said, “If you don’t know by now, you never will.”Punch Imlach, coach of those championship teams, marvelled at Bower’s courage.“Nobody ever, anywhere in sports, had more guts than Bower,” said Imlach.Bower was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Toronto paid tribute to him with a commemorative banner in 1995 that still flies high at the Air Canada Centre, and his old AHL team in Cleveland retired his No. 1 in 2002.Like other Toronto fans, Bower was forced to endure the Leafs’ long Cup drought.“It hurts a little bit inside but I mean they’re trying.” he said in 2014. “They have a pretty good young club team right now going but it’s going to take a time to develop.“It’s frustrating. At times there I don’t watch the game if they’re getting beat. But other times I watch it pretty closely. I keep an eye on the goalkeeper more than anybody else.”In his free time, Bower loved fishing at his cottage near Bobcaygeon, Ont. In his later years, he was involved in numerous charity causes and made appearances for the Leafs, always to warm applause.Note to readers: This a corrected story. The previous version incorrectly referred to when Bower was acquired by Torontolast_img read more

Its a whirlwind Paralyzed Humboldt player getting used to the new normal

first_imgAIRDRIE, Alta. – Erika Burns knew something was wrong the day that a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos collided with a semi-trailer in rural Saskatchewan.The 20-year-old had been dating Ryan Straschnitzki for about a month and had been texting him on his way to the playoff game in Nipawin, Sask., on April 6.“He didn’t say bye or anything and I was wondering because it was getting kind of close to the time he starts getting ready and I wasn’t getting anything back,” Burns said.“I was in a car with a couple of the other girlfriends on the team and they weren’t getting anything either so we were kind of wondering. Not long after that we got a call from one of the moms saying the bus was in an accident.”At the time, Burns and her friends thought it was a fender bender. They then learned how serious it was — 16 people had died and 13 others, including Straschnitzki, were injured.“Honestly, I didn’t really have much thought. I kind of just panicked and instantly started crying … Everybody in the car was. We really didn’t know what to think.”Straschnitzki, who is 19, was paralyzed from the chest down. Now he’s focused on physiotherapy and his dream of playing on the national sledge hockey team. He asked Burns to move in with him and his family at the Wingate Hotel, dubbed the “Strazgate,” in his hometown of Airdrie north of Calgary.Six months later, Burns is taking a business course at Bow Valley College in Calgary and has been Straschnitzki’s constant companion — including during a recent trip to a sports awards ceremony in Ottawa and a day spent touring Parliament Hill with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Despite the changes, she says he’s still the same guy she was set up with last March.“It’s different but it’s easy enough. He kind of gets frustrated when I have to help him with stuff. He doesn’t feel like he should be needing that help but I always reassure him it’s not a problem,” Burns said.“The best part is just being close to him, seeing him every day.”Straschnitzki’s life has been a whirlwind the past six months and he realizes he needs somebody to help him.“I mean obviously I need some people to rely on at some points but, for the most part, I’m becoming more independent, getting stronger and playing sledge hockey.”Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen was one the first people to visit Straschnitzki while he was in hospital in Calgary. Hansen told him there’s more to a person than their legs and encouraged him to keep pushing through.“I almost kind of want to take the torch from Rick Hansen and do something that inspires people to never give up and go through that other door — not the one that closed on you,” said Straschnitzki.“Obviously it’s a long-term goal and it’s going to take almost the rest of my life but I’m willing to do it.”Straschnitzki has been approached about public speaking and to be part of a new reality show similar to “Pimp My Ride” where a vehicle can be modified for his specific needs.It’s part of a new normal for Straschnitzki.“It’s a whirlwind. I know I’m not used to that kind of stuff but I’m starting to get used to things and learning how to handle myself.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Lundin Mining launches 14billion hostile takeover bid for Nevsun Resources

first_imgTORONTO – Lundin Mining Corp. is carrying through on its vow to take a $1.4-billion cash takeover offer directly to the shareholders of Nevsun Resources Ltd. after the target company rejected previous proposals.The Toronto-based miner says it has formally requested the Nevsun securityholder list and will directly offer $4.75 in cash for each share.Nevsun, in response, advises shareholders to do nothing until it makes a formal recommendation, noting the offer is open until Nov. 9 and repeating its contention that it ignores “the fundamental value of Nevsun.”Lundin announced it intended to make the hostile takeover offer for its Vancouver-based rival on July 16.Since then, Nevsun’s stock price has jumped nearly 15 per cent, from $4.21 to $4.83.Lundin says the offer represents a premium of 82 per cent to the closing price of $2.61 on Feb. 6, the date of its first proposal to Nevsun, and 33 per cent to the closing price of $3.58 on April 30, when it made a public offer.Companies in this article include: (TSX:NSU, TSX:LUN)last_img read more

Calif police use Tesla system to halt sleeping mans car

first_imgDETROIT — The Autopilot system on a Telsa Model S may have helped the California Highway Patrol stop the car after its driver fell asleep on a freeway.Similar systems, now offered by nearly all automakers, use cameras and radar to detect objects in front of them and automatically keep a safe distance or even stop or slow the vehicles before a crash. The systems also can keep cars in their lanes. Tesla’s Autopilot feature allows the vehicle to change lanes automatically when prompted by the driver, navigate interchanges and exit freeways.In the case of the driver who fell asleep, California Highway Patrol officers spotted him Friday afternoon as they were looking for drunken drivers. They pulled alongside the grey Model S on U.S. 101 and saw that the driver was asleep. When the driver didn’t respond to their lights and siren, they slowed traffic behind him and tried to figure out if Autopilot or other driver-assist systems were engaged, according to Officer Art Montiel, a CHP spokesman. They then pulled in front of the car and slowed down, and the car eventually stopped.No one was hurt and the car didn’t crash. The 45-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.Systems like Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot are the building blocks of self-driving vehicles, but humans still must be ready to take control. Here are answers to questions about how the systems work and the incident in the San Francisco suburb of Redwood City:Q: Was the driver using Autopilot system?A: Maybe. Montiel said officers believe it was on but they haven’t confirmed that yet. Telsa won’t comment. The car’s automatic cruise control system, which keeps it a safe distance from vehicles in front of it, could have been operating without Autopilot being engaged, as could its automatic emergency braking system. Authorities are investigating which systems were in use.Q: Isn’t the system supposed to stop the car if the driver is not paying attention?A: Telsa’s Autopilot is designed to safely pull over if a driver doesn’t put force on the steering wheel. But some drivers have been able to fool the system. It’s unclear whether that happened in the case of the sleeping driver. A similar system from General Motors called Super Cruise monitors the driver’s eyes and will stop the car if they are not paying attention. Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that it is “default Autopilot behaviour” to gradually slow to a stop and turn on the hazard lights. “Looking into what happened here,” Musk wrote.Q: Can’t these cars drive themselves?A: No, they can’t. All manufacturers, including Tesla, warn drivers that the systems are for assistance only and they must pay attention and be ready to take over driving. Tests by AAA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety both found that the systems can’t handle every situation they encounter on the roads. Safety advocates criticized Tesla for naming its system Autopilot, especially after an Ohio man died in a crash while using it in Florida two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating several other crashes in which the drivers appeared to place too much confidence in Autopilot, including one fatality earlier this year near Mountain View, California.Tom Krisher, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Morocco Foils Attempt of 800 SubSaharans to Enter Ceuta

Rabat – A mass illegal immigration attempt, by 800 Sub-Saharan nationals, to storm into the occupied city of Sebta took place on Sunday, the interior ministry said in a statement.This attempt, foiled by the forces of order, helped to arrest all the said illegal immigrants and resulted in the injury of 50 members of the forces of order, including 10 gravely, said the statement.Illegal immigration attempts, which run counter laws in force in Morocco, put their perpetrators outside the law and expose them to legal proceedings, said the ministry, adding that “from now on, the authors of such attempts will be brought to justice which will deliver verdicts ranging from expulsion out of the Moroccan territory to more severe sentences depending on how serious their acts are”. Given these ill-considered acts, it is worth recalling that Morocco, pursuant to HM King Mohammed VI’s instructions, has resolutely committed itself to regularizing the situation of immigrants in Morocco and helping them enjoy the same rights as Moroccan nationals’, it added. read more

Best Buy to cut 400 jobs at headquarters as it embarks on

by The Associated Press Posted Feb 26, 2013 2:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Best Buy to cut 400 jobs at headquarters as it embarks on $725M cost cutting plan NEW YORK, N.Y. – Electronics chain Best Buy Co. says it is cutting 400 jobs at its headquarters as part of a larger $725 million cost-cutting plan.The cuts are part of a move to save $150 million in selling, general and administrative costs. Best Buy says they’re the first phase of the larger cost-cutting plan that new CEO Hubert Joly announced in November.Best Buy has been seeking to turn around results as it faces increased competition from online and discount retailers.Minneapolis-based Best Buy did not say how many people in total it employs at its headquarters. It did say no sales staffers in stores are affected. It has 170,000 staffers worldwide.Best Buy says it will offer more details on its cost-cutting plan when it reports fourth-quarter results on Friday. read more

TOP European teams want to cooperate with IMG in upcoming years

← Previous Story Lasse Moeller is MVP of generation 1996! Next Story → Schedule of 45th tournament in Struga A number of leading European Clubs, including Barcelona, Kiel, Kielce and Veszprem, pooled their TV and Marketing Rights for international Club Handball as of season 18/19 on occasion of the VELUX EHF CHAMPIONSLEAGUE draw. Related documents were signed in Ljubljana last Friday.The European Top Clubs expressed the wish of a cooperation between clubs, EHF and International Management Group (IMG) in the future.Earlier this year EHF announced on the fringes of the VELUX CL Final4 that it is intended to launch a call for a tender for the Champions League rights as of 2020. At the same time the clubs regard themselves to be the owner of their TV and Marketing Rights, once the current MoU expires on 30th June 2018.In order to prepare European Club Handball for the future, FCH and EHF will shortly start negotiations on a new ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) for the next term, commencing on 1st July 2018.PHOTO: SEHA GAZPROM LeagueSource: http://groupclubhandball.com/ read more

Découverte de la première exoplanète dune autre galaxie

first_imgDécouverte de la première exoplanète d’une autre galaxieDes astronomes européens viennent de découvrir la première exoplanète originaire d’une autre galaxie. HIP 13044 b est une fois et demie plus grande que la plus grosse planète de notre système solaire, Jupiter.Observée avec un télescope de l’Observatoire européen austral, au Chili, à environ 2.400 mètres d’altitude, HIP 13044 b est une exoplanète en orbite autour d’une étoile en fin de vie. Cette étoile (HIP 13044, sans le “b” donc) se  trouve à 2.200 années-lumières de la Terre. Située dans la constellation australe du Fourneau, l’étoile appartenait à une galaxie naine. Cette galaxie a été dévorée par la Voie Lactée  il y a six à neuf milliards d’années.La proximité entre l’exoplanète et l’étoile rend la surface de la planète très chaude. A titre de comparaison, au point le plus proche de sa révolution, elle frôle l’étoile à un dixième de la distance séparant la Terre du Soleil. Par ailleurs, son orbite, est de 16,2 jours seulement.L’intérêt de cette découverte réside dans la découverte d’un système planétaire “dans un courant d’origine extragalactique”, souligne Rainer Clement, co-auteur de cette découverte. L’astronome allemand poursuit : “Les grandes distances nous séparant des autres galaxies font que nous n’avions pas jusqu’alors d’observations confirmées d’exoplanète extra-galactique, mais la fusion cosmique entre la Voie Lactée et cette autre galaxie naine a mis une telle planète à portée de nos instruments”.Le 19 novembre 2010 à 10:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Amazon Baby Glitch Sends Email Registry to Your Future Children

first_imgApparently I’m pregnant because Amazon told me someone bought me something from my baby registry. Who knew— Tom (@T_Strube) September 19, 2017 Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Amazon this week emailed customers to announce the delivery of a gift from their baby registry.Except, many of the recipients don’t have a baby registry—let alone a baby.The message, according to images shared on social media (I did not get Amazon’s inbox surprise), declares that “A gift is on its way.”“Someone great recently purchased a gift from your baby registry!” it said, below a picture of a crawling infant. “You can visit your Thank You List to easily keep track of all gifts purchased.”Some folks assumed it was a phishing attempt or a bizarre hack. Stay on target When you receive an email from @amazon that says someone “purchased a gift from your baby registry” #GetItTogetherAmazon #NotPregnant pic.twitter.com/JccuGiawrk— Kailyn McGowan (@kailyn_13) September 19, 2017 Amazon just informed me that someone has purchased a gift from my baby registry. My baby is 21, and hopes it’s a keg.— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) September 19, 2017 Let me tell you, nothing gets a groupchat of millennials going like someone (mistakenly) getting an Amazon baby registry email pic.twitter.com/LfUkrEmSUH— babushka (@anushkapatil) September 19, 2017Amazon did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment. But a spokesman on Tuesday confirmed to The Verge that this was merely a mistake.“A technical glitch caused us to inadvertently send a gift alert email earlier today,” they said in a statement. There is no word on what caused the malfunction, or how many accounts were affected.The company sent a second email to customers, apologizing “for any confusion this may have caused.”Confusion—or for at least one woman, grief: “Pro tip [Amazon] and [Amazon Registry]: Don’t send infertile women who’ve miscarried notices for gifts for a baby registry they don’t have,” Julia Claire tweeted. “Did IVF [and] had two miscarriages. This is salt on the wound.”For the most part, the error has caused more hilarity than harm—another technological malfunction for our amusement.This isn’t the first time the global retailer has screwed up, though. As Reuters pointed out, one day in June, some shoppers attempting to view products were sent to an error message with a picture of a dog.And early this year, Amazon Web Services suffered a major technical disruption—due to a typo.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Uh @amazon is this you or a phishing attempt? I don’t have a baby registry anywhere. pic.twitter.com/nRrdnvoVxq— Sarah Kelly Shannon (@thesarahkelly) September 19, 2017A brave few who clicked the included link reported a broken web page; those with an actual registry found that nothing had been purchased, The Verge said. Check again, @amazon. @AmazonHelp #amazonbabyregistry pic.twitter.com/7PGyiKIKXm— Sara W (@sarawgrr) September 19, 2017Others were simply puzzled by the erroneous email.last_img read more

Buzz Aldrin STILL Didnt See an Alien Ship in Space

first_img In this week’s installment of Don’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet: No, Buzz Aldrin did not see an alien craft in space.The legendary astronaut made headlines over the weekend when U.K. tabloid Daily Star Sunday published an “exclusive” story claiming he and three others convinced experts of their encounters by passing lie detector tests.Except, that’s almost certainly not true.According to the scandal sheet, Aldrin, Apollo 15 pilot Alfred Worden, Apollo 14 pilot Edgar Mitchell, and Project Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper all passed the test, “carried out using the latest technology … under laboratory conditions.”This highly unsubstantiated research comes from the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology and Sound Health, a nonprofit that believes the human voice can act as a “holographic representation of health and wellness.”“Nothing is hidden from your own voice,” the Institute’s website said. “You may be able to lie to your friends and deceive yourself with your words but the vocal frequencies do not lie.”Operating “top-secret” technology (vocal profiling software that evaluates frequencies, architecture, and harmonics of voice), the firm analyzed recordings of Cooper and Mitchell, who died in 2004 and 2016, respectively.Both men were outspoken about unidentified flying objects. Mitchell, who said he’s never seen a UFO, was convinced of the existence of “visitors from other planets.” And Cooper claimed to have seen his first UFO while flying over West Germany in 1951.Last year, Worden announced on Good Morning Britain that “We are the aliens, but we just think they’re somebody else.”“We’re the ones that came from somewhere else,” he said on the breakfast program. “Because somebody else had to survive, and they got in a little spacecraft, and they came here and they landed and they started civilization here. That’s what I believe.”Aldrin, however, has routinely denied rumors that he saw an alien capsule during his 1969 manned lunar mission.He did technically see a UFO—an unidentified flying object that was probably one of the four detached spacecraft adapter panels. But not a ship flown by an egg-shaped green creature.So where did the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology get their facts? No one really seems to know.“This is bogus and we don’t know where it came from,” Aldrin’s representatives told Pedestrian.From profiles prepared as teaching tools, according to Sound Health founder Sharry Edwards, who shared via email Buzz Aldrin’s 2018 vocal profile (based on a 2005 conversation with Dave Stone on The Science Channel).“Aldrin believes what he is saying emotionally but has doubts intellectually,” the computer analysis said. “He has a firm belief in what he saw but logical awareness that he cannot explain what he saw; therefore he thinks he should be doubted. … For the benefit of the people, he wants his statements about his seeing a UFO to be believed.”Editor’s note: This article was updated on April 10 with comment from the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology and Sound Health. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

New Shazam Trailer Is a Hilarious Take on Adult Superheroes

first_img Super strength, electricity manipulation, and hyper-speed? Yes, please. A new Shazam! trailer is out, and it shows Billy Batson’s hilarious experience as a teen stuck inside an “adult” superhero body.Warner Bros. Pictures teased a new Shazam! trailer on Monday, and it’s definitely on the lighter side of most DC Comics stories. The film follows Batson, who runs into a wizard and suddenly can transform into a grown-up superhero by shouting one word: Shazam! The movie, which stars Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer, will premiere in theaters on April 5.Batson, a 14-year-old foster kid, is chosen by an ancient wizard to embark on the greatest superhero journey, except he’ll have to act like an “adult” through it all. Once Batson goes through the crazy change, “IT,” Batson’s best friend, becomes his superhero enthusiast and helps him practice his powers. (Including having “Captain Sparkle-Fingers” buy some beer at a gas station.)It’s not all fun though for Batson: Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, a villain, is coming to town to stir up some trouble. Batson will have to quickly master his powers and fight Dr. Sivana, which means he’ll have to hide his teen personality from everyone. Oh, and did we mention Eminem provides background music for the killer showdown?Shazam! rolls into theaters in about a month, but you can sign up for ticket alerts on Fandango’s website.More on Geek.com:‘Captain Marvel’ Channels the ’90s With Trippy ‘Magic Eye’-Style Posters‘Mewtwo Strikes Back’ Remake Is Another Terrifying Pokemon MovieNew ‘Hellboy’ Trailer Unleashes the Blood Queen’s Gory Mission Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on targetlast_img read more