More choices for national volley squad

first_imgSo nears last 16 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “By next week we will sit down and make selection although I have something in mind already,” acting Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Pete Cayco told the Inquirer.“We will have 20 players in the pool, so we will make additions and I would like to get more players from the PVL (Premier Volleyball League) like Myla Pablo.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCayco had already talked with PVL officials regarding schedules and he said they appeared amenable to accommodate the national team calendar.At present, the Philippine team has a 14-woman pool that includes just one PVL player, superstar Alyssa Valdez. MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Philippine volleyball will reboot its program by getting six more players to bolster its pool to a 20-woman squad.Soon after the Philippine Superliga All-Star team arrives from a competition in Thailand, the coaching staff will meet to discuss the expansion of the squad which will eventually eye the gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

India vs England: First Test begins at Lord’s

first_imgIndia and England go into a high-voltage cricket Test series at the Lord’s on Thursday with an eye on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th International hundred.The India vs England first Test also happens to be the 100th Test between the two teams.The India vs England series opener is also the 2000th Test match in the history of the game.And if Sachin manages to score a hundred, the historic venue will also  become witness to another milestone in Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international century.The four-match series is also touted as a fight between two best teams of the world for Test cricket’s top position.However, of the 99 games that India has played against England, India has won 19 while England emerged victorious in 34.India also has the dubious record of winning only one out of the 10 Tests its played against England at the Lord’s.last_img read more

Jeter Hit, Rays Bash Yanks, 6-1

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has seen enough of his players getting hit by pitches from the Rays lately.Derek Jeter was plunked on the left hand by Steve Geltz in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Sept. 16, the fifth time a New York batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week.“It’s a sensitive subject here,” Jeter said. “You get a few guys hit … I’m sure there’s a lot of frustration, like they were frustrated when they almost got hit. So it’s on both sides.”Girardi came out of the dugout and was ejected after New York’s captain was hit.“I’m all for pitching inside, but you’ve got to know how to pitch inside because it’s extremely dangerous,” Girardi said. “I don’t know what they expect … you hit five of our guys in four games, you don’t think we’ll be (mad)?”Geltz was surprised by Girardi’s reaction.“I felt like that he of all people should know, those guys that have been around baseball forever, you should know that it’s not intentional,” Geltz said. “It’s an 0-2 count. I’m trying to get him out. I’m not trying to hit him. It’s Derek Jeter. I’m not trying to hit Jeter.”New York reliever David Phelps was ejected by plate umpire Rob Drake in the bottom half after throwing a tight pitch to Kevin Kiermaier. Both dugouts and bullpens emptied, but little occurred except for a couple players being restrained by teammates or coaches. Yankees coach Tony Pena also was ejected.“My guy gets tossed for what?” Girardi said. “He didn’t hit nobody.”Jeter and Chase Headley have been hit twice each since Sept. 9 and Brian McCann once. Headley was struck by Jake McGee on the chin on Sept. 11.“I understand their frustration,” Rays Manager Joe Maddon said. “I get it totally. No definite intent on our part.”Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season, was honored in a pregame ceremony and went 0 for 2. He is hitless in 26 at-bats, the second-longest skid of his career, dropping his batting average to .249.Jake Odorizzi (11-12) allowed one run and five hits over six innings.Michael Pineda (3-5) gave up two runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings for the Yankees, who began the night six games back for the second AL wild card.Ichiro Suzuki had a second-inning RBI single, but the Rays tied the score in the fifth on Pineda’s error when he failed to catch a flip from McCann, the first baseman.Yunel Escobar had a run-scoring bunt single in the sixth, and the Rays broke open the game with a four-run seventh. Evan Longoria and Nick Franklin had RBI singles, and pinch-hitter Wil Myers drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly, a drive to deep center that Jacoby Ellsbury caught with a diving grab.Among the gifts given to Jeter after a video tribute were a kayak in Yankees colors with the No. 2 on it and a framed Rays jersey of Tampa Bay senior adviser Don Zimmer, who died this year. Jeter developed a close relationship with him during Zimmer’s eight seasons as Yankees bench coach.Zimmer’s widow, Soot, took part in the ceremony. “I did not want anything to detract from the evening,” Maddon said. “For me, I was upset for that reason. I thought our ceremony before the game was outstanding.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan said I was so good in SOTY 2: Ananya Panday

first_imgAnanya Panday forayed into the world of Bollywood with the film Student Of The Year 2. Though the film received mixed reviews and didn’t match up to expectations at the box office, Ananya’s performance was appreciated by her fans.Yet, the reaction that meant the most to her, was from Shah Rukh Khan. In an interview to a portal, she said, “He called me and said, ‘I can’t believe I am telling you this, but you were so so good, and it is so weird to watch you on screen.”Ananya played the role of Shreya in SOTY 2, who is vying for Tiger Shroff’s attention along with Tara Shroff.Ananya and SRK’s daughter Suhana are close friends and the two star-kids have grown up with each other. Speaking about her equation with SRK, she said, “I have grown up around him. When we were younger, he would help us with stuff like sports day, and take pictures for photoshoots. We have many memories with him.”Ananya is now working on Pati, Patni Aur Woh with Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. There have been rumours about her and Kartik. However, both of them denied the reports and maintained firmly that they are just close friends.Pati, Patni Aur Woh will hit the screens in December.ALSO READ: Ananya Panday reveals Tiger Shroff is a great kisser, says she can vouch for itadvertisementALSO SEE: Ananya Panday forgets steps while dancing with Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria. Handles it like a bossALSO SEE: Suhana Khan gives her first shot and these photos prove she is already a starALSO WATCH: Shah Rukh khan speaks about his still-in-progress book 20 Years of a Decade and morelast_img read more

‘Mbappe only wanted Barcelona’

first_imgTransfers ‘Mbappe only wanted Barcelona’ – Bartomeu blamed for failed deal Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 16:08 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain Franck Fife Transfers Barcelona Anderlecht v PSG Barcelona v Olympiakos Piraeus PSG UEFA Champions League Kylian Mbappé The France international teenager would have been “mad with joy” to have had the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi at Camp Nou Josep Maria Minguella, a former agent of Lionel Messi, has claimed that Kylian Mbappe wanted to join Barcelona during the summer and only the dithering of president Josep Maria Bartomeu meant a deal was not brokered.Mbappe 20/1 to be CL top scorerThe 18-year-old striker, who was then with Monaco, was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, though it was Paris Saint-Germain who eventually won the race for his signature, signing him on a one-year loan deal that included a compulsory purchase option that could see him cost up to €180 million. 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 Barca, however, could have had him for cheaper if they had not pursued Mbappe’s international team-mate Ousmane Dembele quite so extensively.“It would have been €120 million plus €30m bonus,” Minguella, who was influential in Barca signing Diego Maradona and Rivaldo among others, told Cadena Cope. “The boy only wanted to go to Barcelona when he learned that Neymar was leaving.”He didn’t want to go to Paris or Madrid, who have their front three, he wanted to go there and nowhere else.Kylian Mbappe PSG“But Barca were on Dembele, Dembele and Dembele, because a year earlier they had wanted to sign him for €15 million.”Minguella pointed the finger of blame squarely at the president for failing to get a move over the line.“I’ve nothing against Bartomeu, but he’s a disaster,” he said. “These are the key moments. I fully understood that he didn’t want to go to Madrid or Paris. He’d have been mad with joy to play alongside Lionel Messi.”Mbappe has had a successful start in Paris, becoming the first player under the age of 20 to reach the milestone of eight Champions League goals when he netted against Anderlecht on Wednesday.Conversely, Dembele, who eventually made a move to Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund for €105m before bonuses, finds himself on the sidelines for several months after suffering a hamstring tear early in the season.last_img read more

Martial records Man Utd first with Burnley goal

first_imgManchester United Martial records Man Utd first with goal against Burnley Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 00:37 1/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anthony Martial Manchester United Burnley Getty Manchester United Premier League Burnley v Manchester United Burnley Anthony Martial The Frenchman broke the deadlock during a tight Premier League contest at Turf Moor, with that effort allowing him to stretch a fine run of form Anthony Martial has netted in three successive Premier League games for Manchester United for the first time.The Frenchman has found form at the right time for the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho’s side in need of inspiration in the final third.Martial has stepped up by finding the target in a 2-0 victory over Everton, a 3-0 mauling of Stoke and now a 1-0 win over Burnley. 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 His latest strike broke the deadlock in a tight encounter at Turf Moor, with the Clarets having held firm for 54 minutes.Good work from Romelu Lukaku offered Martial a sight of goal, and he crashed home off the crossbar.While the 22-year-old’s run of form has helped United to cement their standing in second place in the Premier League table, it has also offered a timely reminder of his value to Jose Mourinho.With a deal for Alexis Sanchez seemingly imminent, Martial has made himself a key figure in United’s plans.He could now form part of a devastating attacking unit alongside the incoming Chilean, with the Red Devils set to welcome another top talent onto their books who can help to carry the goalscoring load.3 – Anthony Martial has scored in three consecutive Premier League appearances for @ManUtd for the first time. Flourishing.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 20, 2018Victory over Burnley has lifted United, for a few hours at least, to within nine points of arch-rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Students Warned to Watch what they Post Online

first_imgStudents are being cautioned against posting inappropriate comments and pictures online, as these postings could affect their future job prospects.Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), Cordel Green, issued the warning while speaking to students and teachers of the St. Andrew Technical High School in Kingston on Friday (February 1) in the school’s auditorium. “The photographs, the comments that you make now will determine whether you get jobs in the future. You have some children now who think that it is funny to go on Facebook and say disrespectful things about their colleagues in school and disrespectful things about their teachers,” he told the large gathering.Mr. Green, who spoke on the topic: ‘Managing Your Digital Self’, said that companies are now searching online to get the history of potential employees.“So, your online profile helps them determine whether they are going to employ you. So all I am saying to you is that at this age, when you are thinking about what you will put out in the public domain, be very very careful. You have to manage your digital self,” he stated.In emphasising his point, Mr. Green showed the students the Facebook page of Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, which had 8.9 million “friends” across the world.“If he puts something inappropriate on his Facebook page, it goes instantly to 8.9 million people, who will send it on to their friends and their friends. Within 24 hours, it can destroy his integrity and his character, so manage your digital self,” he said.Mr. Green also told the students to be cautious about what they place on Twitter and gave several examples of tweets where people were revealing their location to “followers,” who are mostly strangers.He also warned the students not to trust persons, who might wish to take pictures of them that are improper. These pictures, he said, might be taken with promises that they will be kept secret, but somehow “they end up being circulated to all and sundry.”“You wouldn’t know how many young women in this country today are going through serious psychological discord because of private moments they have had with whom they think is a trusted boyfriend,” he noted.“We all have a digital self and right now, a lot of people are learning about that the hard way,” he added.The event was the first in a series of school meetings organized by the BCJ, as part of its Media Literacy Project, which seeks to empower Jamaican children to make use of media for personal and national development.last_img read more

Crown wont appeal acquittal of accused in Tina Fontaine case

first_imgWINNIPEG – Manitoba Justice says the Crown will not appeal the acquittal of a man who was accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.The Crown says in a statement that only errors in law can be appealed when someone is found not guilty.“After a critical review … by the Manitoba Prosecution Service’s appeal unit and the Crown attorneys who prosecuted the case, it has been determined there are no grounds to base a successful appeal,” says the statement released Tuesday.A jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty last month of second-degree murder in the Indigenous girl’s death.Her body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River eight days after she disappeared in August 2014.The Crown said it had advised Tina’s family of the decision.Tina was raised by her great-aunt, Thelma Favel, from the Sagkeeng First Nation, 120 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The teen left to visit her mother in Winnipeg at the end of June 2014 and became an exploited youth.Favel called Child and Family Services with concerns about Tina, who ran away repeatedly from a youth shelter and hotels where she was placed.She was last seen leaving a downtown hotel, where she told a private contract worker employed by child welfare that she was going to a shopping centre to meet friends.There was no DNA evidence linking Cormier to the teen and doctors who were called to testify at his trial said they could not definitively say how Tina died.A pathologist testified that her death was suspicious because of the manner in which her body was found.last_img read more

As week two of election beings voter sentiment polls at odds

first_imgTORONTO – Day eight of the federal election campaign is underway, but it appears the results of two polls done on voter sentiment are at odds with one another.The two polls appear to show voters are conflicted about whether a change is needed in Ottawa.On the one hand, a poll conducted by Ipsos finds that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is still the top pick among voters for prime minister with 37 per cent support. The best choice for the job, according to about 30 per cent of voters, is Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May saw 14 per cent support, while the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh saw 10.On the other hand and according to another poll for DART Insight and Communications, 51 per cent of Canadians say it’s time for change in government.The DART survey finds just 27 per cent of voters believe the Liberals should be re-elected.Week two beginsThe survey results come as leaders embark on week two of the federal election campaign.Trudeau is spending the day in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, having made marquee promises of a massive expansion of child care and parental benefit programs.He’s promising to more for seniors of he’s made Prime Minister again.“A re-elected Liberal government will increase old age security by an extra ten per cent once folks turn 75,” he said.Scheer spent the last week announcing a range of tax credits targeted at helping families, but today he is in and around Toronto, speaking on what he calls wasteful business subsidies.“We can save Canadian taxpayers at least 1.5 billion dollars every year, ” he says.The day began with a promise from the New Democrat leader, who said an NDP government would extend full public dental coverage to households making less than $70,000 a year.“There’s 4.3 million Canadians that don’t have access to dental services,” Singh said. “Have no coverage, public or private. We know that one-in-three Canadians have no coverage at all. This is a serious concern. Cost of living is going up, it’s harder and harder to make ends meet.”Promises on the campaign trail today…NDP: Full dental coverage for low income CdnsLiberals: Increase Old age Security by 10% for those 75 & older. Boost CPP survivor’s benefit by 25%Conservatives: cut $1.5-billion in ‘corporate welfare’ #elxn43 #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 18, 2019Singh said on Wednesday morning that his plan would be a first step toward including dentistry in public health care for all Canadians.Meantime, May will be in Vancouver, after her party released its national platform earlier this week. It’s a document she said seeks to show that all national policy must now be considered as a means to respond to the current climate emergency.People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, who’s in New Brunswick today, saw new life given to his campaign with word that he’ll have a spot at the officially sanctioned leaders’ debates scheduled for early October.– With files from Peter Wagner and Lauren Boothbylast_img read more

Pragya calls Godse ”patriot”, apologises later & retracts statement

first_imgBhopal: BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday kicked up a row as she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, but apologised for it hours later and withdrew the statement. The BJP distanced itself from her statement saying it did not agree with her, as “Mahatma Gandhi’s killer cannot be a patriot”. This is the second time in a month that Pragya Singh has apologised for a controversial statement made by her. Last month, she had stoked a controversy when she said that IPS officer Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had “cursed” him for torturing her. She had apologised for the controversial remark later and also retracted that statement. Talking to a news channel in Agar Malwa in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday afternoon, Thakur said, “Nathuram Godse was a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot), he is and will remain a ‘deshbhakt’. Those calling him a terrorist should instead look at themselves. They will be given a befitting reply in this election.” She said this in response to a question over actor- turned politician Kamal Haasan’s remark that free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu”, a reference to Nathuram Godse. Pragya Singh was in Agar Malwa to take part in a road-show of Mahendra Solanki, BJP’s candidate from Dewas Lok Sabha seat. Hours later, her spokesperson and BJP leader Dr Hitesh Bajpai said that she has apologised for her remark. “Pragyaji has apologised for her statement,” Bajpai told PTI. When asked whether she has apologised to the state BJP president, Rakesh Singh, Bajpai said, “That is not an issue, but she has apologised and took back her statement.” The Madhya Pradesh BJP distanced itself from her statement. “BJP does not agree with her statement. The party will talk to her under what circumstances she gave the statement. One who killed Mahatma Gandhi can’t be a deshbhakt,” state BJP media cell in-charge Lokendra Parashar said. Condemning her statement, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said in Ujjain that praising Godse was not patriotism, but an “anti-national” act. He also demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah over her remarks. “Narendra Modi ji, Amit Shah ji and BJP leaders from Madhya Pradesh should apologise to the country. I condemn the words used against the Father of the Nation. Nathuram Godse was a killer and eulogising him is not patriotism, but an anti-national act,” the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister told reporters in Ujjain. Kamal Haasan, while addressing an election campaign rally at Aravakurichi (Tamil Nadu) on May 12, had said, “I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (terrorism, apparently) starts.”last_img read more

Football Ohio State passing game taking what defense gives them

OSU Redshirt Junior Quarterback J.T. Barret (16) drops back into the pocket for a pass during the game against Northwestern on Oct. 29, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorRedshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes faced a third-and-12 from their own 36-yard-line last Saturday against the Northwestern Wildcats. Barrett threw a deep pass down the sideline to redshirt junior wide receiver James Clark who had beaten his man down the field. But the pass was too far ahead of the outstretched Clark and OSU was forced to punt for the fourth consecutive possession.In its three games prior to the Wildcats, OSU’s offense failed to move the ball through the air for big sums of yards, and the pass to Clark was one of few attempts down the field in the No. 6 Buckeyes’ 24-20 victory. The absence of a big play in the passing game has raised suspicions on the quality of the play-calling from the coaching staff. However, OSU coach Urban Meyer believes Barrett is simply taking what the defense presents to him.“Yeah, the team we played … they played soft enough that, that forced it — that’s why you saw a lot of the intermediate stuff that we started the game (with),” Meyer said. “And J.T., I thought, played really well.”Barrett was 21-of-32 with 223 yards passing against the Wildcats, with his longest connection to redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill on the game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Barrett said after the game that the Northwestern defensive backs were playing 10 to 12 yards off of the ball, which forced the signal caller to find checkdown and intermediary routes. On Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches’ teleconference, Meyer agreed with Barrett’s observations, saying Saturday was not a good indication of the team’s ability to throw downfield.The Buckeyes receiving corps is still a young unit, Meyer and Barrett both acknowledge that. However, that’s not to say the downfield passing game won’t be a point of emphasis in practice.“I think you could create some double moves, so (the defense) can bite on one move and hit them with another move,” Barrett said on Monday. “I think you just take what they give you, not force things. We like scoring fast and things like that but there’s not a problem of a 10-play drive that ends in a touchdown. As long as we’re scoring, I really don’t have a problem.”In earlier games against Bowling Green and Oklahoma, Barrett took several shots down the field to receivers, making OSU’s offense seem like a daunting task for just about any defense in America. But 2016 has been a tale of two seasons for the OSU offense.Over the past four games, the offense has not been as potent as usual since Meyer took the headset at OSU. However fans just might have to accept the offense for what it is. Meyer and Barrett both said that they believe the passing game is at a good place right now, but agreed that it can improve. One way it can is the presence of a deep threat and consistent chunk plays in the passing game. Barrett said OSU’s defense forces him in practice to throw the ball downfield, cutting everything off underneath. To whether that translates to the field this week against No. 10 Nebraska, Barrett had reassurance for Buckeye fans on Monday.“Yeah. It’s going to happen,” he said. read more

Suspect in arrow and bow murder arrested

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBarima man killed by bow and arrow; Cops hunting suspectFebruary 6, 2019In “Crime”Teen charged for killing drinking partnerFebruary 12, 2019In “Court”14-year-old arraigned for friend’s murderJuly 2, 2019In “Court” The suspect who was being hunted for the murder of 26-year-old, Orlando Joseph who was killed on Tuesday last was apprehended.The suspect of Barima, North West District reportedly armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot Joseph to his upper body on the day in questions.It was reported that the now dead man and suspect had a misunderstanding on the day in question, when the act was committed.Joseph, a farmer of Koriabo Village, Barima, North West District (NWD) was taken to the Mabaruma Public Hospital where he was treated and admitted but subsequently succumbed to his injury. read more

Which Carrier Has The Fastest Mobile Network

first_img One of the coolest big projects from our sister site PCMag.com is the annual Fastest Mobile Networks test. Every year, a bunch of our colleagues load a ton of phones into cars and drive across the country (and Canada) collecting data for a few weeks to see which carrier is telling the truth when they say their network can’t be beat. It’s been going on for ten years now, and coincidentally we used the Samsung Galaxy S10 as our test phone this time.And now the results are in! Check out which carrier earned the crown of Fastest Mobile Network for 2019.AT&T took down rival Verizon in a narrow victory, which isn’t surprising because the champion is pretty much always one of those two. Of course with so much data being collected there’s way more to learn from Fastest Mobile Networks than just who won. How did the four networks (At&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) all fare against each other? What gave AT&T the edge over Verizon this year?If you read the full feature on PCMag you can pick up all sorts of fun facts we’ve learned over the course of Fastest Mobile Networks. Break it down by city and see which carrier performed best in Atlanta versus Seattle. Check out our testing methodology to make sure our numbers are sound. Observe trends we’ve noticed over a decade of testing. See how different phone models can have different effects. And this year it’s especially important to know the impact the race to 5G is having on carriers.So dive deep into PCMag’s Fastest Mobile Networks. For more on mobile here are some upcoming Android phones worth waiting for. Stay on target The Witcher’s ‘Gwent’ Coming Soon To MobileSteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset last_img read more

White House to hold social media summit next month

first_img Politics Originally published June 26, 10:48 a.m. PT.Update, 1:17 p.m.: Adds confirmation from White House. Share your voice Senators grill Twitter and Facebook over alleged political… Tags 7:49center_img 0 Post a comment The summit is reportedly scheduled for July 11. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images The White House plans to hold a summit on social media. This comes as President Donald Trump and some in Congress continue to accuse the sites of being biased against conservatives. The summit, scheduled for July 11, “will bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere in an email. The White House didn’t say who’ll take part in the summit. Reuters earlier reported on the event.Twitter and Google didn’t respond to requests for comment. Facebook declined to comment.On Wednesday, Trump again, without evidence, accused social media sites of censoring conservatives.”These people are all Democrats, it’s totally biased toward Democrats,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business. “If I announced tomorrow that I’m going to become a nice liberal Democrat, I would pick up five times more followers.”Social media companies, for their part, have apologized for how they’ve handled some conservative content, but they say they don’t censor political views and they deny any bias.Earlier this month, Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, introduced legislation that would compel tech companies to prove their practices are politically neutral. Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Chidambaram arrested in INX Media case

first_imgNew Delhi : Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Wednesday night arrested by the CBI amid high drama at his posh Jor Bagh residence where some officers scaled walls to gain entry, hours after the former union finance minister failed to get any immediate reprieve in the INX media case from the Supreme Court. Shortly after Chidambaram, 73, made a dramatic appearance at the AICC headquarters and addressed a news conference to profess his innocence, the Congress leader was picked up by CBI sleuths an hour after he reached his residence and taken to the nearby headquarters of the probe agency for questioning. Chidambaram has been arrested, said a top CBI official. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us With the apex court deciding to hear only on Friday Chidambaram’s petition seeking a stay on the Delhi High Court order on Tuesday that dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate(ED) — got a free hand to arrest the former Union home and finance minister. The CBI and the ED earlier issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) to prevent any attempt by him to leave the country. But Chidambaram’s sudden appearance in public view on Wednesday night to address a news conference after the CBI and the ED said his whereabouts were not known set off speculation about his imminent arrest. Also Read – In his first after abrogation of Art 370, Army chief to visit Srinagar today Advertise With Us Chidambaram, who is accused of money laundering and getting kickbacks in the INX media case, asked probe agencies to “respect” the law and wait until Friday when the Supreme Court hears his bail plea. He also put up a strong defence of himself and his family members, saying none of them has been accused of any offence by the probe agencies. Chidambaram, who was flanked by top Congress lawyers, said there is no charge sheet filed by either the CBI or the ED before a competent court and the FIR recorded by the CBI does not impute him of any wrongdoing. Advertise With Us “Yet there is a widespread impression that grave offences have been committed by and that my son and I have committed that offences. Nothing can be further from the truth. These are lies spread by pathological liars,” he said, adding he was granted interim protection from arrest by the High Court. “I am aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law, on the contrary I was seeking the protection of the law. I was aghast that I was accused of running away from justice. On the contrary, I was engaged in the pursuit of justice,” he said while rejecting allegations that he was evading investigating agencies. He said he was working with his lawyers through the last night, preparing his papers or his bail application. “Until Friday and beyond, let’s hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright and illuminate the whole country,” he said, suggesting that the probe agencies should not arrest him until the apex court decides on his bail plea. “I will respect law even if applied with an unequal hand by probe agencies,” he said reading out from a written statement and flanked by several senior Congress leaders. He did not take any questions from journalists and left the venue after reading his prepared statement. Chidambaram’s son Karti described the CBI action against his father as a drama and spectacle enacted by probe agencies to simply sensationalise and satisfy the “voyeuristic pleasure” of some. “It’s politically motivated and a witch-hunt,” Karti told reporters in Chennai. High drama unfolded at Chidambaram’s bungalow as a team of CBI officials scaled the boundary wall of his home to gain entrance while another team tried to make way through the backdoor. Flanked by senior Supreme Court lawyers and party colleagues Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Chidambaram drove to his residence nearly 10 minutes away from the Congress office. On his trail were CBI and ED officials. A CBI team reached House number 115-A within minutes of his return. With a big media contingent beaming live images of the developments, the CBI team first knocked the gates to gain entry but finding no response, they nimbly scaled the nearly five-foot high walls to gain entry. Once three officers reached inside, they opened the gates to allow other team members waiting outside. Soon a team of officers, identifying themselves as from ED, too arrived at the scene. Delhi Police personnel were also posted to prevent any adverse law and order situation. Meanwhile, another small team of officials rushed to the backdoor to secure all entry and exit points of the bungalow. A team of about two dozen officials was present at the bungalow with Chidambaram being inside with Sibal and Singhvi As the action against Chidambaram triggered a political slugfest between the Congress and the BJP, the troubles for the 73-year-old Congress leader mounted with official sources saying the ED’s money laundering probe against him has been widened. The ED suspects the Congress leader’s role in granting alleged illegal FIPB clearances to at least four more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell firms, the sources said The ED has also come across evidences where alleged illegal deposits of over Rs 300 crore were made in a single shell firm after purported kickbacks were received by Chidambaram and his son Karti in lieu of granting illegal Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) approvals, the sources claimed. The agency, sources said, hence has been seeking court clearance allowing custodial interrogation of the father-son duo given the nature of these complex transactions and kickback deals which have cross-border ramifications, as teams from the CBI and ED continued their efforts to locate the Congress leader. Capping a day of hectic developments in the Supreme Court for a battery of top lawyer-turned politicians from the Congress fighting the case of their party colleague, Registrar (Judicial) informed them that Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has listed the matter for hearing on Friday. As a host of Congress leaders expressed solidarity with Chidambaram, Rahul Gandhi accused the government of playing the politics of character assassination while Priyanka Gandhi alleged he is being “hunted down”. The BJP rejected the Congress’ charge of vendetta levelled against the Centre, saying the Union government did not interfere in the investigation and he must face consequences for his deeds.last_img read more

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling Has Been Released from Prison

first_imgPat Sullivan/APThis file photo shows former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling being escorted from the Houston federal courthouse on June 21, 2013. Skilling has been sent to a halfway house in Texas.Former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling has been released from prison.Skilling has been sent to a halfway house in Texas, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Skilling was Enron’s CEO and was convicted of multiple counts of fraud and insider trading in connection with the collapse of the Houston-based energy giant.He was sentenced to 24 years in prison, but that sentence was later reduced to 14 years. He was also fined $45 million dollars.The Enron scandal led to widespread federal accounting reforms for corporations.Skilling is scheduled to be released from the halfway house on February 21, 2019. Sharelast_img read more

Netflix Allegedly Used RealLife Train Derailment Footage in Bird Box

first_img What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Stay on target Netflix is in hot water again: The streaming service was recently accused of using real-life train derailment footage in Bird Box, and the public is not happy about it.Bird Box, a film about spooky creatures that cause mass destruction, allegedly used stock footage of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic train derailment in a scene, The Verge reported. The footage, which was reportedly licensed to Netflix by Pond 5, a New York-based stock media supplier, involved a train that derailed, ignited, and killed 47 people in the town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, Canada.Even though Netflix wasn’t depicting the train tragedy in Bird Box, Julie Morin, Lac-Mégantic’s mayor, and members of the online community, have asked Netflix to delete the footage from the film.“I don’t know if this is happening all the time, but we are looking for assurances from Netflix that…they are going to remove them,” Morin told The Globe and Mail. “You can be sure we are going to follow up on this, and our citizens are on our side.”Netflix is now investigating if the train derailment footage was used in Bird Box, The Daily Dot reported.Bird Box isn’t the only flick under fire though: Travelers, a Canadian sci-fi series, allegedly used footage of the train disaster in its recent season, Radio-Canada reported. Netflix told Radio-Canada that it would update the Travelers episode and remove any clips from the Lac-Mégantic train derailment.More on Geek.com:Steve Carell to Lead New Netflix Series Inspired by Trump’s Space ForceNetflix Is Raising Its US Subscription Prices‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Publisher Sues Netflix Over Trademarkslast_img read more

Foldit computer action set for Canada conference w video

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Describing the project, the authors say that “We present a novel device concept that features double-sided displays which can be folded using predefined hinges. The device concept enables users to dynamically alter both size and shape of the display and also to access the backside using fold gestures.”The video says it all, in terms of what the authors propose as interaction techniques. A tablet with spring-loaded hinges is folded like a book or a pamphlet. The user can make use of a single display screen or a front cover screen, two inside cover screens, or pamphlet-like fold arrangements. The act of folding is clever enough to be thought of as the art of folding, as the user has options either to use it as a single display tablet screen or bend it in the middle like a book for two-display mode and other types of folds.Projection techniques that enable the concept to work involve six overhead infrared cameras and two high-definition digital projectors.Watching the video it also becomes apparent that researchers like Steimle and his team are focused on raising the experience of computing for mobile knowledge workers. They have in mind freeing up the user experience for those who interact with data all the time, in accessing, parking, referring to, writing about, editing, sharing comments on, information. The video shows the tablet folding and offering interaction possibilities for writing and also demonstrates interactions ideal for visual displays and design. Steimle is visiting assistant professor in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Up to December last year, he headed the Tangible Interaction area at the Telecooperation Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.Steimle has been interested in different types of flexible displays, including rollable and foldable displays. “We believe that in the near future many portable devices will have resizable displays,” he said. “This will allow for devices with a very compact form factor, which can unfold into a large display when needed.“In the coming weeks, the touchscreen display presentation, once revealed at the TEI show, will no doubt be right at home. The theme of this year’s conference is “fold unfold.” (PhysOrg.com) — What nonsense, sitting in front of one, single display screen and struggling with a split-screen view of multiple-sites plus data entry or word processing. Is this the way it has to be for doing papers, writing reports, presenting detailed stats, and collaborating with others? In 2012, the single-screen sit-down is the common user experience, not nonsense, but a concept presentation at an upcoming conference in Canada could change expectations for good. Researcher Jurgen Steimle has devised a two-sided, foldable touchscreen concept that offers a book-like rather than one-screen user experience. Steimle and Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Roman Lissermann, and Wolfgang Kleine will present their research titled FoldMe: Interacting with Double-sided Foldable Displays at the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2012) Conference starting February 19 to February 22 in Kingston, Ontario. More information: ambient.media.mit.edu/people/j … nt/flexdisplays.htmlwww.tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt … -interaction/foldme/ Citation: Fold-it computer action set for Canada conference (w/ video) (2012, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-fold-it-action-canada-conference-video.html Explore further Foldable display shows no crease after 100,000 folding cycleslast_img read more

Why Isnt McVay Getting Crushed Like Belichick For Not Playing Gurley

first_imgWhy isn’t McVay getting crushed like Belichick for not playing Gurley?Last year Bill Belichick was unrelentingly criticized by the media following the Patriots Super bowl loss to the Eagles for benching cornerback Malcolm Butler, but Sean Mcvay has mostly gotten a free pass after sitting MVP candidate running back Todd Gurley for most of Super Bowl LIII.Gurley was reportedly healthy and there haven’t been any good reasons provided by the Rams for his lack of playing time. Either he was healthy and didn’t play, or the Raams lied about his injury status, but no one seems interested in getting the bottom of it. Colin thinks this shows the media bias against the Patriots and the double standard that exists in the media. Guests:Peter King – NBC Sports Senior NFL Writer; Rob Parker – NFL Analyst; Eric Dickerson – FS1 NFL Analyst and Hall of Fame running Back; Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst and newly elected Hall of Fame Tight End Also:– Lakers shouldn’t bid against themselves for Anthony Davis– Brady vs. Jordan– Rockets CAN win a title with Hardenlast_img read more