IPL 2016: SRH can’t afford to get complacent at any stage, says VVS Laxman

first_imgNotwithstanding Rising Pune Supergiants’ poor run in IPL-9, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman considers the new side as a formidable unit and said his team will have to put their best foot forward when they clash with them in their IPL match on Tuesday.”It goes without saying that (RPS captain MS Dhoni) Dhoni will be looking forward to use Ashwin against Warner and Shikhar. I believe that Pune has got a very formidable batting line up,” Laxman said in a pre-match press conference. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )”Lot of people talk about Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis being similar. They are all extrordinary T20 players. We cannot at all be complacent or we cannot at all underestimate the batting strength of Pune. We are very mindful,” he added.The former Test batsman, however, exuded confidence that SRH can take on any opposition if it sticks to their plans and executes them well.”But, I believe that if we concentrate on our plans and try to execute our plans, then we can do well against any opposition. It’s more about concentrating and playing to our strength, while strategizing for each and every oppositon batsman or bowler,” he said.Noting that the MS Dhoni-led Pune team would look to bounce back strongly, Laxman said no team can be ruled out as it is still the early part of the long IPL tournament.”I was reading that Fleming was disappointed with the way they started their campaign. But, they got an exceptionally talented side with captain MS Dhoni leading from the front. I am sure they will look to bounce back strongly. We have seen in the past someone like Mumbai Indians lost lot of the matches and went on to win the IPL.advertisement”So, it is just the start of the tournament and no team can be ruled out. I am sure they would like to bounce back. We have seen this in IPL where it’s all about momentum. Once you start winning the matches, then you win continuously and once you start losing matches, you start losing consecutively two or three matches. It’s all about momentum. Pune will be looking forward to win. That’s why it’s going to be a very important match against them,” he said.After losing to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the first two matches, the Hyderabad side has registered three wins in a row and Laxman said they would like to continue the momentum on Tuesday.”SRH has got great depth in its batting with openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan and other batsmen, including Eoin Morgan, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha and Deepak Hooda raising the bar,” he said.”In the last two years, we were told we did not have enough firepower in the middle order. Now, if you see, Naman Ojha in the last match had come at number seven, Moises (Henriques) at number six and Deepak Hooda at number five and Morgan at four,” Laxman said.”So, I think we got enough depth in our batting. Bowlers like Bipul (Sharma) and Karn (Sharma) can also bat and so does Bhuvneshwar Kumar. So, I think we are very pleased.”But, in T20 format, it’s also important that your top three batsmen perform and invariably, when that happens, you are always in a comfortable position to pile up a big total or chase a big total. So, the importance of the top three is very crucial,” Laxman said.He also complimented the way SRH bowlers, including Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran have performed in the recent matches.”We are very pleased with the way our bowlers have performed. Especially, if you see the last two games against formidable batting line ups, our bowlers did really well. Not to single out anyone, as a bowling group, I thought, to defend both the teams below 150 was exceptional on good batting wickets. That’s something which we want to continue,” he said.Laxman said seasoned players Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh, who are recovering from injuries, would be invaluable when they join the team after being declared fit.”To answer when Nehra and Yuvraj comes, both of them are match winners and experienced players. We are fortunate to have both of them. We will try to use their experience.”I am sure both of them are raring to go. But, we have to wait on their fitness. Once, both of them are fit, they will be invaluable to win the matches. It’s important to have match winners. We do not want to rely on one or two individuals to win us matches, the more the number, the better for us.”advertisementReplying to a query, Laxman said Hyderabad’s key player Kane Williamson is now fit.The 41-year-old from Hyderabad said captain David Warner does have a big say in team selection and that the playing XI is picked as per team’s requirements.”But, I think me, Tom (Moody), Murali (Muralidharan), along with David, we sit down and select the XI and we choose the XI depending on the opposition we are playing and depending on the condition we are going to confront,” he said.”But, having said that, I think we want to be as consistent as possible with our selection. I have experienced in the past, if you chop and change with one or two bad performances, it will create a feeling of insecurity within the group which we don’t want.”Over the years, we have been very consistent in giving opportunities to each and every individual. Warner definitely has a big say in picking up the XI,” he said.last_img read more

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Logic Technology: NXP iMX8M COM board for ARM Quad-Core

first_img Continue Reading Previous Squeezing the value out of data for AINext Electric vehicle success depends on better batteries, smarter charging The new Embedded Artists’ iMX8M COM Board provides a quick and easy solution for implementing a high-performance ARM quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F based design. The Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F heterogeneous architecture enables the system to run an OS like Linux on the quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 and a Real-Time OS (RTOS) on the Cortex-M4F.The i.MX 8M supports 4K video decoding and has dual display outputs (HDMI and MIPI-DSI). The design is a low-power implementation with LPDDR4 memories and a PMIC supporting DVFS techniques. Features include Linux BSP, 82 x 50 mm small form factor and long term availability. Typical applications are media streaming, general graphical interface solutions, communication solutions and connected real-time systems.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Danushka Gunathilaka suspended by Sri Lanka from international cricket

first_imgSri Lankan all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) from all forms of international cricket, pending an inquiry into an alleged breach of code of conduct regulations.”Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of international cricket for breaching the ‘Player Code of Conduct’, pending inquiry,” the SLC said in a statement.”The decision to suspend the player was taken following an initial inquiry conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket, after the team management reported that the player have violated the ‘Code of Conduct’.”According to reports, a Norwegian woman has accused Gunathilaka’s friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said on Monday.Gunathilaka and his friend took two Norwegian women to the hotel where the player was staying in Colombo in the early hours of Sunday.One of the women later accused the second man, a British passport-holder of Sri Lankan origin, of raping her and police arrested him.The 26-year-old “is under arrest and we are continuing our investigations,” a police official confirmed. “A Norwegian tourist made the complaint of rape.” He also said there was no allegation against Gunathilaka.Gunathilaka was allowed to take the field on day four of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa.Gunathilaka’s fee for the match will also be withheld pending the outcome of the inquiry. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) rules stipulate that during matches players must be back in their hotel rooms by midnight and cannot have guests.advertisementAlso read – Colombo Test: South Africa stare at series whitewash after failing spin trailGunathilaka was also suspended for three matches by SLC last October for misconduct during the home series against India.Another member of Sri Lanka’s Test squad, leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, was on Friday given a suspended one-year ban from international cricket after pleading guilty to misconduct during last month’s tour of the West Indies.Gunathilaka scored 57 and 61 runs in the second and final Test, with Sri Lanka whitewashing the series after trouncing the visitors by 199 runs in Colombo on Monday. South Africa were 5/139 chasing an impossible-looking 490 target at close of play Sunday and got bowled out for 290 on the fourth day.Rangana Herath took 6 wickets while Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera took 2 wickets each to lead the hosts to a 2-0 series whitewash.Gunathilaka ended up as the second highest run-scorer in the two-match series with 161 runs in four innings at an average of 40.25 including two half-centuries.(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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Here’s how the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi govt schools can build a healthy mind

first_imgIn today’s fast-paced, competition-laden, technology-driven world, all of us have to struggle hard to achieve the best in life. “More” is the operational word for everything — the element of happiness remains ever elusive.Today, children are under tremendous pressure from all sides — parents, mentors, peers, teachers, grandparents. They are confused, they don’t know how to react and express their emotions in their day to day situations. They look at us and just follow what we say or do.(Read :To safeguard children’s rights, J and K govt calls for establishing Child Protection Committees in schools)Value based happiness curriculum:Further, the modern world gives value only to one thing — “Financial Glory.” In the absence of a deeply embedded value system, the focus is only on getting literate — “Need to get into a profession which pays me well.” No other value system matters.The absence of a strong value based happiness curriculum in schools and our homes has created a vacuum in our children’s mind. They want to be content, they want to feel happy but they don’t know how.’Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi govtThe ‘Happiness Curriculum’ launched by the Delhi government focuses on holistic education by including meditation, value education, and mental exercises in conventional education curriculum.It has been introduced for the students of nursery to Class 8 in government schools from July 12. The new subject has been designed and prepared by a team of 40 Delhi government teachers, educators and volunteers over a period of six months.advertisementStudents across schools can expect a ‘happiness’ period of 45 minutes. The new curriculum will pave the way for physical and mental health well-being, solving problems caused due to negative and destructive emotions like anger, hatred and jealousy.Read: How IIT Madras’ ‘happiness’ programme helps students deal with mental pressureMore about the ‘Happiness Curriculum’:As per reports, the entire curriculum is activity-based and no formal examinations is conducted on itA periodic assessment of children’s progress will take place from time to time using a happiness indexClasses based on ‘Happiness Curriculum’ are being held twice a week for nursery and KG studentsThe Delhi Government had constituted a team of experts, including educationists, research fellows, school teachers and different intellectualsThere are only a handful of organisations (five in total) which were selected globally to contribute to the Delhi Government’s Happiness Curriculum(Read: 50 per cent school syllabus to be reduced along with sports period mandatory in schools, says Rajyavardhan Rathore)’Happiness Curriculum’ termed by Arvind KejriwalKejriwal termed the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ and launched it as the third stage of reforms in education sector initiated by his government after focusing on infrastructure development and motivation of teachers in the government schools.”Education is our topmost priorities. The Centre and other state governments should give one year, focussing on education at a war footing.”- said Arvind Kejriwal.About Blue Orb foundation:Blue Orb foundation, one of the key contributors to the curriculum by Avanee (Mother Foundation under which Blue Orb functions) has ‘Poornata’ – A programme which emphasises the interconnectedness of the Core Values (love, gratitude, integrity, courage, kindness, trust, focus ; commitment, respect and humility) and happiness.-Article by Madhuri Mehta, CEO Blue Orb Foundation(Read: Good news! 400 Delhi govt teachers to get training in Singapore)last_img read more

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Ancelotti tipped to quit Bayern for China

first_imgBundesliga Ancelotti to quit Bayern for China in January? Italian tipped for switch by Basler 21:57 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlo Ancelotti Bayern Munich PATRIK STOLLARZ Bundesliga Bayern München Hoffenheim v Bayern München Carlo Ancelotti The former Juventus and Chelsea boss has opened the defence of a Bundesliga crown in Germany but is said to have a pre-contract deal to join the CSL Carlo Ancelotti has been surprisingly tipped to quit Bayern Munich for the Chinese Super League in January by Mario Basler.The former Bayern winger claims to have been informed by a reliable source that the Italian coach has a pre-contract agreement in place with a CSL club.That deal could be pushed through in the New Year, ahead of the 2018 campaign in the Far East. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 Basler told German talk show Sport1: “Some days ago I heard that Carlo Ancelotti has already signed a contract for a club abroad starting in the winter.”It’s said that he has already signed a pre-contract at the place where the most money exists, in China.”The ex-Germany international went on to add: “I cannot confirm it 100 per cent but my source is very trustworthy.“Let’s put it this way: I can’t say anything negative about my source, who I completely trust.“I’m not saying it’s definitely true, but this is what I’ve been told.”Goal understands that a CSL club has sounded out the possibility of Ancelotti making a move to Asia, but that all parties are “a significant distance from reaching an agreement”.Carlo Ancelotti Bayern Munich Bundesliga 05061Guangzhou Evergrande are considered to be a possible landing spot for the 58-year-old, with Luiz Felipe Scolari currently under pressure after suffering a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Shanghai SIPG in the first leg of their AFC Champions League clash.Were Ancelotti to make such a move, it would represent the second time in his career that he has followed World Cup-winning ex-Brazil boss Scolari into a post.He did likewise back in 2009 when inheriting the reins at Chelsea.Ancelotti lifted the Premier League title and FA Cup during his time with the Blues, with his CV boasting an enviable collection of trophies.The former Juventus, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain boss has lifted league titles in Italy, England, France, Spain and Germany, while tasting Champions League glory on three occasions – to go with the two European Cups he won as a player.last_img read more

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Saracens coach rejects Glasgow’s claim before Champions Cup quarter-final

first_imgnews Glasgow’s Callum Gibbins warns Saracens may suffer Twickenham hangover Share on Facebook Read more Saracens have rejected claims of gamesmanship made by Glasgow’s head coach, Dave Rennie, before Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final between the sides. The Warriors have accused the English champions of deliberately seeking to provoke opponents and have urged the match referee, Nigel Owens, not to fall for the tactic. Saracens Rugby union … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Mark McCall, however, has brushed aside Rennie’s view and also believes Scotland’s eventful Calcutta Cup draw against England this month will have no bearing on this supposed grudge match. “I’m not sure why he would say that,” the Saracens head coach said, referring to Rennie’s claim. “I’m not here to talk about them … I don’t really care what they say. We’ve got to do all the things we’ve done in these big matches over the last few years if we’re going to win.”Saracens beat Glasgow 38-13 at the same stage in Europe’s premier competition in 2017 and McCall, with Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and George Kruis all available having sat out last Saturday’s win over Harlequins, thinks his squad are well set for another strong finish to their season. “The squad’s got a bit of a love affair with this competition,” he said. “We had to go through quite a lot before we won the title but I think this is our eighth quarter-final in a row, which is quite an achievement. While we felt the pain of getting knocked out at the quarter-final stage last year, we’ve put ourselves in a much better position this year by having a home quarter-final.” Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Since you’re here… Reuse this content Champions Cup Topics The clubs have already had two feisty pool games this season, described as “very tasty encounters” by the Saracens captain Brad Barritt. Rennie, however, believes a pattern is emerging whenever they make a mistake or concede a penalty. He said: “Often if they make an error it’s followed by a lot of push and shove from them to maybe bring the referee in to change a decision.“We can’t afford to get sucked into that sort of stuff. It’s clearly a ploy. I’ve seen Saracens do it against every other side they play. We can’t be passive, but we’ve got to be smart around that sort of thing. We had a decision go our way [in the pool game at Scotstoun]; there was a bit of push and shove, Fraser Brown got penalised and they got three points out of it. I think Nigel’s pretty smart; he won’t get sucked into that.” Share on Messenger Glasgow Rugby Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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Messi, Ronaldo & the top free kick scorers of last 10 years

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Messi, Ronaldo & the top free kick goalscorers of the last 10 years Goal 19:41 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(48) Ronaldo Messi Pirlo top free-kick scorers Goal/Getty Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Philippe Coutinho Paulo Dybala Zlatan Ibrahimović Real Madrid Barcelona Juventus Internazionale Milan Manchester United Liverpool PSG Olympique Lyonnais Roma Bayer Leverkusen Udinese Tottenham Hotspur Everton Swansea City Chelsea Manchester City Olympique Marseille Monaco Lazio Leicester City Primera División Serie A Bundesliga Ligue 1 Premier League Dead-ball specialists are an important part of the modern game, with Goal having uncovered the cream of that particular crop over the past decadelast_img read more

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Brett McMurphy’s New Tweet About Ohio State Fans Is Going Viral

first_imgBrett McMurphy speaking back when he worked at ESPN.Back in 2011, Kirk Herbstreit famously moved from Columbus, Ohio to Nashville, due in part to a “vocal minority of relentless” Ohio State fans. Amid his reporting into the program, Brett McMurphy sympathizes with Herbstreit.Of course, McMurphy does not live in Columbus. However, social media has come a long way since 2011.Intentionally or not, McMurphy became a big part of the Urban Meyer, Zach Smith story. As a free agent, he broke the story open while running out the clock on his ESPN contract, by posting directly to his Facebook author page.Without the coverage of a giant company like ESPN behind him, McMurphy has taken the brunt of Buckeye fans’ focus amid this month-long process.Last night, after 12 hours of deliberations by the Ohio State Board of Trustees, Urban Meyer was suspended for three games.He will miss the Buckeyes’ season opener against Oregon State, as well as games against Rutgers and TCU. He will be permitted to coach the team in practice starting Sept. 2, however.Moments ago, McMurphy chimed in on Twitter, revealing how Ohio State fans have treated him during the process.Now I understand why @KirkHerbstreit moved to Nashville— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 23, 2018Herbstreit, a former Buckeye quarterback, had this to say when asked about the move seven years ago. From the The Columbus Dispatch:“Nobody loves Ohio State more than me,” said Herbstreit, a former Buckeyes quarterback. “I still have a picture of Woody Hayes and my dad (Jim, a former OSU player) in my office, and nobody will do more than I do for the university behind the scenes. But I’ve got a job to do, and I’m going to continue to be fair and objective. To continue to have to defend myself and my family in regards to my love and devotion to Ohio State is unfair.”[…]“From a sports perspective, this is rough,” he said. “I love Ohio State. Love the Blue Jackets. Love the Reds. Those are my hobbies. I don’t like moving. I love living here. I don’t want to leave. But I just can’t do this anymore. I really can’t keep going like this.“Eighty to ninety percent of the Ohio State fans are great. It’s the vocal minority that make it rough. They probably represent only 5 to 10 percent of the fan base, but they are relentless.”Unfortunately, it is unsurprising that McMurphy has experienced some of the same things that forced Herbstreit out of his home state. It isn’t an Ohio State-centric problem either. Rabid fan bases are among the things that make college football great, but there is definitely an ugly side to them as well, and it is often exposed with scandals like what we’ve seen at Ohio State this summer.last_img read more

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Free Fire India Today League is going to become big: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

first_imgFree Fire India Today League is going to become big: Sports Minister Kiren RijijuAhead of the Free Fire India Today League Final, Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju said he was confident India would create champions in the times to come.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 13:32 IST Sports minister Kiren Rijiju alongwith Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief India Today Group at Free Fire India Today League. (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSports Minister Kiren Rijiju said Free Fire India Today League will become a big sensation in a few monthsSports Minister Rijiju said it was his dream to see India become a global sporting superhouseThe winner of the Free Fire India Today League will walk away with Rs 8.5 LakhSports Minister Kiren Rijiju said Free Fire India Today League will become a big sensation in a few months. Ahead of the Free Fire India Today League Final, Kiren Rijiju said he was confident India would create champions in the times to come.”It is very relevant for today’s time. We will create Indian champions in Free Fire. The Free Fire India Today League will also add to my dream of making India a global super powerhouse. We will do everything to promote and make it big,” Rijiju said.”The launching of Free Fire India Today League.. I can clearly foresee the shape it will attain in a few months. The staggering prize money in Brazil.. the fact that this game can generate so much money.. Our players are going to become rich also. My best wishes to the entire team and all the best for your game. I complement the India Today Group for the initiative. As Sports Minister, I am there with you,” Rijiju said at the event.Free Fire India Today League Final, New Delhi: Live UpdatesSports Minister Rijiju said it was his dream to see India become a global sporting superhouse. “An unfit nation cannot become a sporting powerhouse. We have to make people understand that sports is a way of life. Sports defines a country’s image. Nothing is bigger than the Olympics or any sporting event.. be it a World Cup or any tournament.”With Battle Royale games gaining huge popularity in the country, the Free Fire India Today League is seen as a massive push to promote Esports. The winner of the Free Fire India Today League will walk away with Rs 8.5 Lakh while the 2nd, 3rd and 4th-placed teams will get Rs 4 Lakh, Rs 2 Lakh and Rs 1 Lakh, respectively.advertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Free Fire India Today LeagueFollow Kiren Rijijulast_img read more

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Rights of members in House will be protected Speaker

first_imgNew Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, during his maiden interaction with reporters, said that he will work to draw from best parliamentary customs from across the world and asked members to refrain from practices such as trooping into the Well of the House to register their protests. Elaborating on the transparent election process, Birla said that elections in India have always been transparent and said that the Congress would not be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls held after the Emergency in 1977 if this had not been the case. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaWhile maintaining that rules of the House would be above the customs being followed over the years, the Speaker asserted that rights of members of Parliament in the House would be protected under the prescribed rules and procedures. “India is the largest democracy of the world and 91 crore people, including 44 crore women have reposed their faith in democracy by enthusiastically coming out to vote in even harsh weather conditions. We have to work for a democratic system in the true spirit of the Constitution, rising up to the hopes and aspirations of the people towards whom we all are committed,” he said. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahUrging reporters to take note while reporting of the purposive debates and discussions for which the members work hard, he said that the first-time members would be given sufficient opportunity to express their views on the floor of the House. Earlier, on Friday morning, Birla practised yoga in Parliament House along with union ministers, 134 parliamentarians, officers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and other dignitaries.last_img read more

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Business Highlights

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But British Prime Minister Theresa May still has a rough day ahead of her at an EU summit Wednesday.___Airbnb reverses, will allow listings in Israeli settlementsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is rescinding its plan to bar listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The company says it has decided to allow listings throughout the entire West Bank, but will donate any of its profits from the region to humanitarian aid organizations.___Mnuchin says he’ll ‘follow the law’ on Trump tax returnsWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that his department intends to “follow the law” and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers. But in Capitol Hill appearances Tuesday, Mnuchin dodged over whether he would comply with the request to supply Trump’s tax returns by Wednesday and he also said he has not promised to authorize the IRS to supply the returns.___Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion programST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. Putin says that Russia plans to dramatically increase cargo shipments across the Arctic sea route. The Russian leader was speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by leaders of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.___Boeing orders and deliveries tumble as Max jet is groundedDALLAS (AP) — Boeing got zero orders and fewer deliveries for its 737 Max plane in March. The Max, the latest version of Boeing’s most popular plane, remains grounded worldwide while the company works on a software update to fix a system suspected in two deadly crashes. Separately, American Airlines is cutting a key revenue estimate after cancelling 1,200 flights because of grounded planes.___Loughlin, husband, others hit with money laundering chargeBOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for the parents charged with money laundering conspiracy in the college admissions case are accusing prosecutors of trying to get their case in front of a tough judge. Prosecutors on Tuesday called their letter “inappropriate” and a “Hail Mary.” The exchange came after federal prosecutors added the laundering charge to the list of accusations facing actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents.___Publisher of iconic black magazines files for bankruptcyCHICAGO (AP) — Johnson Publishing Co., publisher of two iconic magazines, Ebony and Jet, that helped changed the image of black people portrayed by U.S. media, has filed for bankruptcy liquidation in a federal court in Chicago. In announcing the petition filed Tuesday, the company said it was “caught in a tidal wave of marketplace changes and business issues which, despite exhaustive efforts, could not be overcome.”___Levi’s fiscal 1Q revenue up 7% in first post-IPO report.NEW YORK (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co. swung to a profit and reported a nearly 7% increase in net revenue during the company’s fiscal first quarter, an indication the jeans maker’s investments online and in its denim products are paying off. Tuesday’s earnings report marked Levi’s first since its return to the public markets last month. Levi’s stock got an enthusiastic reception from investors but it has retreated since then. The stock rose, however, in after-hours trading following the earnings report.___US stocks close lower, ending 8-day win streak for S&P 500NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Tuesday, ending the benchmark S&P 500’s eight-day winning streak. The sell-off came as traders weighed growing trade tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, and a report forecasting dimmer global economic growth this year. Banks and technology companies also lost ground. Smaller company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. The price of gold rose.___The S&P 500 index fell 17.57 points, or 0.6%, to 2,878.20. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 190.44 points, or 0.7%, to 26,150.58. The Nasdaq composite slid 44.61 points, or 0.6%, to 7,909.28. The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks gave up 19.32 points, or 1.2%, or 1,559.68.The Associated Press read more

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Annan President Chávez discuss issues surrounding G77 crisis in Venezuela

According to a readout of the meeting provided by a UN spokesman, the talks addressed the efforts of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, César Gaviria, and the manner in which the UN could help Venezuela overcome the current crisis.President Chávez expressed his views on the state of affairs and on further ways to find a solution, the statement said. He explained that a first step had been taken toward the formation of a Group of Friends of Venezuela.”The Secretary-General reiterated his concern regarding the situation and emphasized the need to take further steps in accordance with the Constitution and respect for democratic principles, justice and human rights,” the statement said. “The problem of governability in the country requires concerted efforts from all sides to reduce tensions. This is a process in which the international community could be of assistance.”Earlier Thursday, President Chávez told a press conference that once established, the Group of Friends could assist “Venezuela and its government and institutions, and could benefit democracy” in the country. As for the idea of former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez of Spain serving as a mediator from the Group, President Chávez replied that he did not have any information about Mr. Gonzalez’s role.”The Secretary-General had said to me that given our request that some personal envoy come from him to participate in those efforts,” a list of candidates was currently under review, President Chávez said. read more

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Ohio State Meyer signs 27 new football recruits 12 from Ohio

Coach Urban Meyer talks to members of the media Feb. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorGoing into national signing day, Ohio State already had four recruits signed and enrolled in classes. Coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes were confident of landing another 18 recruits who were already verbally committed.That adds up to just 22, yet when the fax machines stopped running at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Wednesday, there were 27 new Buckeyes.“We had five at 11 o’clock last night where (we were) unsure of where they were going,” Meyer said Wednesday afternoon. “And that makes for a bad night for myself and for our coaches.”But that bad night turned into a good morning, as OSU received letters of intent from all five of those players who were certain. Defensive lineman Joshua Alabi and wide receiver K.J. Hill both chose OSU on Wednesday, before the school officially announced commitments from offensive lineman Isaiah Prince and quarterback Torrance Gibson.The last decision Meyer and his staff were waiting on was that of running back Mike Weber, a Detroit native and former Michigan verbal commit.“I looked at my clock one time and it was 12:10 (a.m.) and I was talking to Stan Drayton about Mike Weber,” Meyer said. “And we were trying to get a hold of him, so it was a very eventful night.”Drayton, OSU’s running backs coach, said he was never in a similar position, but stressed the pressure recruits like Weber are under when signing day approaches.“I wasn’t good enough to go through what these kids have to go through on the signing day, but I can’t imagine the pressure they must feel, especially coming from a rival state like he (Weber) is,” Drayton said Wednesday.While some cases — like Weber and Gibson, who were both verbally committed to OSU going into signing day — came down to the wire, the Buckeyes didn’t lose any verbal commits to another school Wednesday. But they didn’t pick up every target either.OSU did receive commitments from five of its top six recruits who were on the fence, but others like defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. (Missouri) and linebacker Porter Gustin (USC) chose different collegiate paths. But even beyond Weber, Gibson and Alabi, the Buckeyes sealed signatures from two players who had yet to announce their collegiate decisions.Hill, a North Little Rock, Ark., native, visited OSU, Alabama and Arkansas in January, and had previously committed to the Razorbacks before changing his mind.Wide receivers coach Zach Smith said Hill initially chose not to visit OSU after committing to Arkansas, but didn’t fall completely out of the picture. Then when he de-committed, Smith said co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash spearheaded Hill’s recruitment, and eventual commitment.“We stayed in touch, and then Chris really was the one who was beating down the door,” Smith said Wednesday. “Then the kid ended up deciding he didn’t think he wanted to go to Arkansas, so we got back in it, got him on a visit, and he loved it.”Meyer said he didn’t get to know Hill in the recruiting process, but he called him “very intelligent,” and said Hill comes from a good family background.Like Hill, Meyer had high praise for Prince.“There’s no better guy than that,” he said of the offensive lineman from Greenbelt, Md.Meyer said the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff National Championship victory will pay dividends in recruiting down the line, but added it helped with a few players this season already.“We didn’t really turn any, I thought that might happen, but that didn’t happen,” he said. “I think Isaiah Prince, K.J., are two, maybe Torrance, it really helped us.”Overall, Meyer said he was pleased with the recruiting class, and noted the Buckeyes’ success recruiting in the state of Ohio, and with recruiting linebackers and offensive linemen.OSU signed 12 players from Ohio, including two of the top-10 outside linebackers, the No. 11 inside linebacker and six offensive lineman who each check in at least 6-feet-5-inches, according to ESPN.“We don’t have the tall long guys (at offensive line),” Meyer said Wednesday. “We’re 6-6, 6-7, 6-5, 6-9, 6-5 and 6-7 are walking through the doors now. Out of those are three or four tackles that we really need, we’re really short at that position.”Those new linemen are set for the task of protecting whoever lines up at quarterback for OSU, which is now an even more crowded position group.Along with Gibson, the Buckeyes signed The Plains, Ohio, native Joe Burrow, another four-star quarterback recruit. That gives OSU six scholarship quarterbacks on the roster heading into the 2015 season.Meyer said he’s never had a similar situation when it comes to the number of talented quarterbacks on the roster, and added his last night recruiting the new OSU class was a bit out of his norm as well.“I used to do it in the middle of the floor with a sleeping bag. I now moved into my daughter’s room, she’s no longer there, she’s in college,” Meyer said. “So I walk in the room and I plug my phone in.”He added the process was fun once upon a time, but said now it’s simply getting commitments that he enjoys.“It was fun when I was 27 years old, I’m 50 now,” Meyer said. “It’s fun when you get ‘em, I’m smiling now.”While commitments like Weber, Gibson, and company made Meyer smile on Wednesday, he had spent the past season smiling after the Buckeyes won 13 consecutive games on their way to a national title.OSU is schedule for a chance to extend that streak against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va. read more

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Ohio State womens track and fields Khadevis Robinson ready for challenge

No current or former Ohio State track and field athletes qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, but the Buckeyes’ newest track and field coach did.Khadevis Robinson, who competed in the 800-meter run in London and also at the 2004 Athens Games, was announced as an assistant coach for OSU women’s track and field on Aug. 30. Robinson will lead the cross-country program and coach the track and field team’s distance runners.Before accepting the OSU position, Robinson had served in the same coaching capacity at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for the men’s and women’s teams since January 2011. Under his guidance, junior Kelsey Williamson earned indoor and outdoor 800 meter Mountain West Conference indoor track and field championship titles, while senior Brett Zorich qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the same event.OSU women’s track and field coach Karen Dennis said she was impressed by what Robinson achieved in his time at UNLV, and believes it will translate to success at OSU.“When I looked at what Khadevis had done at UNLV, he was really getting some solid performances out of some women who I didn’t think had the talent,” Dennis said. “I didn’t think they had the same talent and depth that we have. I thought we have good, better talent, but we just weren’t getting the performances.”Robinson said he is excited for his new opportunity.“I’ve coached at almost every level … but I hadn’t coached at a big university,” Robinson said. “I like challenges and this will be a great challenge for me.”Robinson’s accomplishments as a professional athlete include four U.S. indoor titles and four U.S. outdoor championships in the 800 meter.A graduate of Texas Christian University, Robinson was also the 1998 NCAA champion in the 800 meter. He failed to qualify out of the opening heats of the 800 meter in both of his trips to the Olympics, but at 36 years old, he was the oldest competitor in the event in London.Robinson explained how his success as a professional athlete on the track has helped him achieve success coaching.“What it comes down to is really being able to relate to the athletes,” Robinson said. “So if they’re going through something, you can say, ‘Well, I know how you feel because I’ve gone through this also.’”Dennis said that while Robinson’s athletic success increased his appeal as a candidate for the job, there were other factors as well.“Well, I think that any time you’ve got somebody that’s coming in from the Olympics, sure they’re attractive,” Dennis said. “But at the same time, that wasn’t the sole reason. I would’ve still considered him as a strong candidate because I’m looking for somebody that showed results. I felt like he’s a good motivator, he’s very articulate …. and I felt like that’s what our kids needed.”Dennis said there were “probably 80 applicants,” and about 30 of them were what she would consider “strong, qualified applicants.”But Robinson stood out.“When it came to interviewing and bringing people on campus, he just proved himself. He just moved to the top of the pack,” Dennis said.An athletic spokesman stated that Robinson’s annual salary is $60,000.An Olympic runner on the track and a Division I coach on the sidelines, Robinson has had to learn how to balance two challenging jobs. He described the balance as “very, very, very, very, very difficult.”“If I was just running and not trying to be top 10 in the world, or making the Olympic team, it wouldn’t be as difficult because competing at the highest level is extremely difficult,” Robinson said. “On the other hand, some of the same things I tell my athletes, I can hear myself saying it to myself when I’m competing. So it gives me accountability, because when I tell some of the athletes I’m coaching to be A, B, C and D, then it makes me be accountable to doing A, B, C and D when I’m competing also.”But Robinson said coaching is a way for him to fulfill what he believes to be his purpose in life.“I think everything in life has a purpose,” Robinson said. “I found out my purpose is to inspire, motivate and help others. That’s my purpose in life. It just so happened that God blessed me as an athlete to be able to get my message out.” read more

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Outlook for nickel is 1500017000t according to analyst

first_imgA key market analyst says a realistic outlook for nickel prices over the next few years is around $15,000-$17,000/t – but producers should take heart from an expected doubling in demand over current levels by 2030. Addressing the first day in Perth of the 2008 Paydirt Australian Nickel Conference, Alto Capital Research Analyst, Carey Smith, said the high nickel prices of 2006 and 2007 “are gone”. The price collapse has gone from an average for the 2007 full year of $38,023 to a current price of $10,155/t. The outlook going forward will be that the junior end of the market is going to struggle over the next couple of years with little or no capital available to conduct exploration let alone project development.”“Only the most financially sound laterite projects will get off the ground – and that demands an average grade of at least 1.5% Ni or higher. Numerous nickel mines are expected to shut down globally as profits turn to losses.”On the supply and demand side, Mr Smith said the high 2006 and 2007 prices had fed a production increase of lesser quality stainless steels (nickel is a key stainless steel component) but the resultant over supply had generated the price slide. “However, supply is now falling dramatically as high cost producers struggle to survive the current low price nickel environment and so the forward long-term outlook is not all bad news.“Although there will be bumps in the road, demand for commodites will continue to increase over coming decades. Alto Capital expects nickel demand to increase over the next 10 years with demand likely to double the current level of 1.4 Mt/y, by 2030. In addition, as commodities are consumed, it is getting increasingly difficult to replace the depleted resources at a reasonable price and add to this increasing demand from China, India and the rest of Asia. As a result, nickel prices in three years time will be substantially higher than present but unlikely to reach the levels of 2007.”Smith said the China factor could not be ignored – as it was a market that remained the world’s largest o consumer of nickel. “It is expected to have a nickel consumption of around 352,000 t in calendar 2008 – a level that represents 24% of global demand and which is a sixfold increase in just eight years ago,” Smith said. “While China has its own specific growth problems, nonetheless demand growth will almost be totally reliant on China.”He described the current down-turn as a “healthy development” for the long-term sustainability of the “multi-decades commodities boom”.Meanwhile, Western Areas Managing Director, Julian Hanna, predicted the nickel price will bounce back early next year – a prediction supported by Chinese metals traders, he said. Hanna said the Chinese were feeling the current prices pressures on the metal as much as the rest of the world. “The Central Committee in China is fully aware of the need to keep their own resources and infrastructure momentum going,” he said.“I see the current collapsed nickel price, down to around $4.70/lb, as a real anomaly. I do not believe it will sit there for very much longer and will rebound rapidly. This was reinforced during a recent tour of Chinese nickel smelters and mines where they expect the bounce back around Chinese New Year – which coincides with our Australia Day – and we agree with that. The ‘happy zone’ for the nickel price is between $10 and 15/lb. We regard $8/lb as where it starts to negatively impact production and while it has headed below that recently, we expect it to return to sensible levels from early 2009.”Hanna also warned equity markets against too hard a marking down of the metal, arguing that 5% and 3% nickel ores in Australia remained the highest value commodities per tonne of mined ore. Western Australia, he said, was particularly advantaged, as on a global scale, it had most of the highest nickel grade deposits.last_img read more

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IMDEX sticks with Flexidrill acquisition plan as drill tech trials continue

first_imgIMDEX has entered into a secondary option period from March 2019 – December 2019 to acquire New Zealand-based companies Flexidrill Ltd and Flexidrill Construction Ltd, and the patent-protected technologies COREVIBE™ and MAGHAMMER™.IMDEX’s decision to progress the COREVIBE and MAGHAMMER towards commercialisation is based on strong demand from drilling contractors and resource companies, together with successful trials at IMDEX’s test site in New Zealand, it said. COREVIBE trials – validated by SGS, a world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company – concluded a productivity gain of 33% over conventional coring.The secondary option period will allow IMDEX to conduct further product development and testing, while establishing its supply chain and manufacturing requirements, Imdex said.In relation to COREVIBE, IMDEX expects to trial commercial prototypes with clients by the end of its 2019 financial year. MAGHAMMER commercial prototype trials will follow in the first half of 2020. “The consideration to enter the secondary option period was varied from NZ$5 million ($3.4 million, 50% cash/50% IMDEX shares) to NZ$3 million in IMDEX shares to allow for NZ$2 million cash being applied to additional investment in product development,” Imdex said. There are no other variations to the original option agreement or extended option agreement, as announced in January 2018 and September 2018, respectively, the company said.“Should IMDEX choose to exercise its option to acquire Flexidrill in December 2019, the COREVIBE and MAGHAMMER are expected to provide additional global revenue and earnings during financial year 2020 and be earnings accretive within 12 months of the exercise date,” the company said.IMDEX’s Managing Director, Bernie Ridgeway, said: “We are pleased to further progress the COREVIBE and MAGHAMMER technologies towards commercialisation. These unique technologies have the potential to deliver substantial economic and productivity benefits to our clients globally, which is becoming increasingly important as new discoveries are likely to be under ground cover, deeper and require more drilling.“It is widely recognised within the industry that drilling costs represent approximately half of global mineral exploration expenditure. Reducing these costs has been a major challenge, which is likely to intensify given increasing safety standards, environmental restrictions and greater average hole depths.”Flexidrill Construction said its MAGHAMMER technology followed successful deep hole field tests it carried out in the oil and gas industry. “It is a unique, magnetic down the hole hammer, compatible with any rotary rig and designed to drill open holes in virtually any formation, hard or soft,” the company said.It can operate with any drilling fluid (including viscous bentonite solutions) so is ideal for overburden, often without the need for casings. This system is not affected by ground water, so flooded formations are also not a problem, according to Flexidrill Construction.COREVIBE, meanwhile, offers productivity improvements through high penetration rates, extended bit life and reduced tripping of inner tube for blockages, IMDEX has previously said.last_img read more

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Dell has discontinued the Adamo laptop line

first_imgWhen Dell started offering the high-end, super-thin Adamo laptop at a deep discount in December last year we knew something was up. At the time we thought Dell was just clearing stock to make way for a new Sandy Bridge model, but we were wrong.Dell has, according to an industry source, decided not to continue offering its MacBook Air competitor. That sale at the end of 2010 was to clear stock, but there’s no plans to replace it with anything new.When first launched in 2009 the Adamo was a very desirable machine. The 13-inch laptop was incredibly thin at just 0.65 inches. The spec wasn’t too bad either considering the space Dell had to play with:Intel Core 2 Duo processor – 1.4GHz or 1.2GHzDDR3 system memory – 4GB or 2GB13.4-inch 16:9 HD displayDraft-Wireless NHigh-performance solid state drives standard – 128GBBluetooth 2.1Mobile Broadband optionUp to 5+ hours of battery life (preliminary)2 USB ports, 1 USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, RJ-45 portGenuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bitBuying one meant finding $2,000 though, so it really was a luxury item few could afford.Later in 2009 we also got the Adamo XPS which was only 0.16 inches at its thinnest point. But that has already been discontinued.While we’d like to think Dell is planning a successor, it looks as though for the time being that may be not be the case. But if Dell ever do decide to launch another luxury laptop line we bet it will carry the Adamo name once more.Read more at CNETlast_img read more

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Second teen involved in attack of Dublin boy who was stabbed after

first_img Thursday 24 Nov 2016, 6:05 AM 13,574 Views Second teen involved in attack of Dublin boy who was stabbed after ‘running for his life ‘avoids jail The victim was assaulted a short time after stepping in to help a friend he saw being attacked. http://jrnl.ie/3097803 A DUBLIN TEENAGER who took part in a terrifying assault that had “catastrophic” consequences for his young victim has been given a suspended sentence.Garda Shane McGrath said the then 17-year-old victim managed to run away from a group of youths after being stabbed multiple times in the back. However he soon found it difficult to breathe and slowed down.The victim was hanging out with some friends in north Dublin on the evening in question when he noticed a female friend being attacked by another girl.Garda McGrath told the court that the victim held back the aggressor and told her to “leave it out”, giving his friend time to flee to safety. But the girl then accused him of hitting her and said she would have him “sliced up”.A short time later, the boy was approached by a gang of teenagers, including the girl’s brother, who stabbed him a number of times in the back without warning. Two other teenagers hit him with a crutch before the victim “ran for his life”, Duffy said.The group caught up with him and he was stabbed repeatedly. He was also hit with a crutch and a baton before a nearby resident chased the group away and brought the teenager into their home.The victim later described to gardaí how he believed he was going to die that night. He said when he was initially running away from his attackers there was blood pouring down his back. He said he felt like he was choking to death and drowning.Post-traumatic stress disorderThe victim suffered several wounds to his back and scalp and had to have his chest drained. He spent over a week in hospital and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.He failed his Leaving Cert and a soccer scholarship he had been offered for the US fell through as a result. Garda McGrath described the victim as a “very well thought of” boy in his local community who had previously come to the rescue of a child and an adult.Yesterday a 17-year-old, who knew the victim through school and football, was sentenced to four years detention, which was suspended in full. He was also ordered to carry out 240 hours community service within 12 months.The teenager had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm and violent disorder at their local park in North Dublin on 19 September 2015. He has no previous convictions and has not come to garda attention since.He had hit the victim on the head and legs with a crutch in the first assault and was involved in the second attack when he used the same weapon.Last month, another 17-year-old who had repeatedly hit the victim on his leg and head with a baton, received a three year suspended term. He had also pleaded guilty to assault causing harm and violent disorder.‘World of opportunity taken away’A victim impact report from the victim and his mother was handed into court but not read out.Judge Melanie Greally said on any analysis the victim was “an outstanding young man” who was a real contributing member of the community with very bright prospects.  The judge said:He had opened up a world of opportunity, all of which have been taken from him.She accepted that his attackers were “acting under some misapprehension” that a girl had been struck by the victim but said it was “a misguided act of retaliation” and the accused had engaged in severe acts of violence in two distinct episodes.Judge Greally acknowledged that a probation report indicated that the teenager had expressed an appropriate level of remorse and shame, that he has stayed out of trouble and has a supportive family.She noted that the law states that custody is “the last resort” for a minor offender before she suspended the sentence.Comments are closed for legal reasons. Read: Teenager who took part in “terrifying” assault of Dublin boy who was stabbed avoids jail> Share19 Tweet Email By Sonya McLean Image: Shutterstock/www.BillionPhotos.com No Comments Image: Shutterstock/www.BillionPhotos.com Short URL Nov 24th 2016, 6:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Poll Would you log off Facebook for a month

first_img 78 Comments Short URL YesNo, I don’t want toNo, I wouldn’t be able toVoteRead: How to stop weight gain? Get a picture of what food portions look likeOperation Transformation diary: ‘I’m furious but won’t stop until I reach my target weight of 13st 5lbs’ By Gráinne Ní Aodha WOULD YOU STAY off Facebook for a day, or a week, or even a month, just to see what life is like without it? Would you be able to stay away from your account for that long?Every year, a group of people challenge themselves to get off Facebook and to get out into the real world as much as possible for the month of February.The Facebook Free February group hopes: Image: Niall Carson/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3217781 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Niall Carson/PA Images Poll: Would you log off Facebook for a month? The Happiness Research Institute found that after one week without Facebook, people felt they wasted their time less. 21,194 Views Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 7:45 PM Poll Results: Yes (8775) No, I don’t want to (1106) Feb 1st 2017, 7:45 PM No, I wouldn’t be able to (732) Share Tweet Email …a month of abstinence will allow people gain a better understanding of their relationship with Facebook and social media; of how it affects their friendships, their moods, their thought patterns and their interaction with the ‘real’ world.There are some studies to back this thought process up: the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark published a study called ‘The Facebook Experiment’, and among their research found:People on Facebook are 55% more likely to feel stressedPeople on Facebook are 39% more likely to feel less happy than their friendsAfter one week without Facebook, people felt they wasted their time less.The flip side of that is so much of everyday life revolves around Facebook: wedding and baby announcements; birthday notifications, and group events. The fear is that if you don’t log on – you’re missing out on something.So we’re asking: Would you stay off Facebook for a month?last_img read more

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Elderly couple found dead in Donegal home may have both fallen in

first_img By Michelle Hennessy Elderly couple found dead in Donegal home may have both fallen in bedroom A relative found the couple yesterday afternoon. Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 10:45 AM Mar 14th 2019, 10:45 AM Short URL AN ELDERLY COUPLE found dead in their home in Convoy, Co Donegal, yesterday afternoon may both have fallen.Patrick and Margaret Doherty were both found by a family member in their bedroom at about 1.30pm yesterday. The relative alerted gardaí who are now investigating the circumstances of their deaths.The man’s nephew, Liam Doherty, who is a local Sinn Féin councillor, told TheJournal.ie that from an initial assessment it looks like his uncle and aunt may both have fallen in their bedroom.His sister had found the couple when she called in to check on them and he had been next on the scene. He said it appeared Margaret may have fallen and hit her head and her husband got out of the bed and also then took a fall. Doherty said the couple were well known in the community and “kept themselves to themselves”. He said Patrick was from the area but had lived and worked in England for a number of years. He and Margaret, who was from the west of Ireland, returned to Donegal about 15 years ago to retire closer to family. Post-mortems are due to take place at Letterkenny University Hospital and gardaí have said the course of the investigation will be determined by the results.  File photo 10 Comments center_img Image: RollingNews.ie Share177 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4541231 55,368 Views File photo Image: RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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