Injured Sushil Kumar to skip Asiad

first_imgWorld champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sushil Kumar will be missing next month’s Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Sushil has opted out of the Asiad because of a shoulder injury. The wrestler had won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games that concluded on Thursday.  Having earlier won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics and the world championships in Moscow, much was expected from Sushil during the Asian Games.last_img

Harry Kane looks to ‘role model’ Cristiano Ronaldo for pathway to success

first_imgHarry Kane has dreams of holding aloft the Ballon d’Or trophy like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but the Tottenham Hotspur striker knows his club must start collecting silverware if he is to have any chance of such individual success.Ronaldo is on course to win his fifth Ballon d’Or after helping Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League success and Kane, 23, said the Portuguese forward was a great role model.”Who wouldn’t want to win that big gold trophy? It’s definitely something I aspire to do,” Kane told reporters when asked about the Ballon d’Or.”Doing that, you have to win the big tournaments, for club and country. Ronaldo won the Euros and the Champions League… Messi’s in a similar situation.”To do that, it isn’t just individual, I think it’s part of a team thing as well, winning team trophies. That’s hopefully what we can do at Tottenham.”Kane, who scored 29 goals in 30 Premier League games last season, said he hoped to emulate Ronaldo’s big-game mentality.”You see him do that game in, game out, in the finals, in the semi-finals,” Kane said of Ronaldo’s goal-scoring record in the knockout stages of the Champions League.”That’s what I aspire to be. Ronaldo’s a great role model, a fantastic player. That’s hopefully something I can achieve one day.”Kane will be in action on Saturday when Group F leaders England face Scotland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. England then face France in a friendly on June 13.last_img read more

Kumble, Dravid’s fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers: Sehwag

first_imgKumble, Dravid’s fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers: SehwagVirender Sehwag feels that Indian cricketers are financially more secure than athletes in other sports and Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble should be thanked for that.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 16:58 IST Virender Sehwag feels that Indian cricketers are financially more secure than athletes in other sports and Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble should be thanked for that. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSehwag said that Tendulkar, Kumble and Dravid had to fight to get a share of revenue from BCCI back in 2001-02Former batsman feels that no such precedence is there in any other sportHe said that IPKL sharing 20 percent revenue for players is a good thing and other sports should learn from the moveFinancially more secure than athletes in any other sport in India, the current generation of cricketers should be thankful to Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble for fighting for them, feels former batting star Virender Sehwag.Referring to the trio’s fight for share in BCCI revenue for players back in 2001-02, Sehwag said it went a long way in guaranteeing financial security that is enjoyed by the current crop of players.The BCCI is on the cusp of having its own Players’ Association within the nest few days but the seeds were first sown by Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Dravid and Kumble as they formed a ‘Players’ Association’ demanding a share from the BCCI’s TV rights deal.”We had to fight to get a share of revenue from BCCI but I don’t think there is any such precedence in any other sport. Had the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble not fought for our rights, we wouldn’t have been where we are today,” Sehwag said on the sidelines of newly launched IPKL Kabaddi League floated by the New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) and aired on DSport.”If you see, there was no friction after that,” he added.The context of his comment was IPKL organisers committing 20 percent of their revenue reserved for players.”If IPKL is sharing 20 percent revenue for players, it’s a good thing. Other sports can learn from this move,” said Sehwag.”I once spoke to former India hockey captain Sardar Singh, who told me that he used to receive mere TA/DA while representing the country and no match fees. It will be great, if football and hockey can take a cue,” he added.advertisementWhile there is already a Pro-Kabaddi League backed by the national federation, Sehwag sees no harm in having a parallel league that can benefit India players.”Don’t confuse this with cricket. BCCI’s revenue pool is so huge that it can possibly be much more than all Olympic sports put together. Also in cricket, we have so many tournaments, we don’t have place for another league.”However in Kabaddi, there is no harm in having two different leagues and allowing players to play both. We have recently lost to Iran in the Asian Games and it hurt me. We should have a bigger pool of players,” said the former India captain.Also Read | How Sachin Tendulkar broke the ice with a young Virender SehwagAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Ganguly’s clarification on India vs Pakistan World Cup matchFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Virender SehwagFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Rahul DravidFollow Anil KumbleFollow BCCIlast_img read more

Trudeau meets with seniors in NS NB to highlight budget provisions

first_imgHALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with seniors in Halifax this morning as he makes a quick swing through the region to talk about pharmacare and the federal budget.Trudeau also plans to make a stop later in the day in St. Stephen, N.B., where he will again meet with seniors and outline highlights in the fiscal plan.The prime minister was to visit the Northwood retirement home in Halifax at 9:30 a.m. and outline the government’s progress on implementing national pharmacare.Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan, who represents the local riding of South Shore-St. Margarets, was scheduled to accompany Trudeau.He is also scheduled to meet with seniors at the Garcelon Civic Centre in St. Stephen at about 2:30 p.m. local time.Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s fourth federal budget contained a variety of pre-election goodies, including many directed at seniors, though advocacy groups say it doesn’t go far enough in protecting members of private-sector pensions.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair

first_imgMILAN – Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer.While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved out their own space to grow by their own rules.Some highlights from Sunday’s shows, including Milan mainstay Prada alongside younger brands Palm Angels, MSGM, Sunnei and Korean newcomers BESFXXK.___PRADA BASICSMiuccia Prada says she was “trying to do elegant in a new young way” with her latest menswear collection.At Prada, young does not translate to streetwear, even if there were sneakers. The new plastic square logo on nearly every garment, including the folded turtle neck, was strictly an ironic answer to prevailing trends.Against previous intentions, elegant at Prada translated into sexy — i.e. short shorts for men — and at times playful — big stuffed aviator hats made for summer despite the decidedly wintery earflaps, mostly in Prada’s trademark black vinyl.“I never pronounced sexy in my life. I never wanted Prada to be sexy,” but willingly embraced the notion as the rest of the fashion world seemed to resist sexiness in favour of boxy street looks, the designer said.“You know I am a bit of a contrarian,” she said.The looks amounted to basic mix and match, layer or not: Straight trousers, turtle necks, shirts and jackets, and the short-shorts, which Prada called “a miniskirt” for men. Materials included denim and suede. The colours were mostly neutrals.There was a slightly psychedelic feel to daisy print shirts and fantastic scenes that conjured the animated film version of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”Underlining the message, Prada stripped the showroom bare, put clear plastic sheets on the wall and sat guests on inflatable clear cubes.“Sometimes, it is good to go back to simple things,” she said.____PALM ANGELS: ITALIAN STREET WEARFrancesco Ragazzi’s America-inspired street fashion brand, Palm Angels, had all the codes of the latest trends: neon flashes, thick-soled sneakers, short gym shorts, technical cargo pants.But the 32-year-old designer underlined the luxury in the brand with details. The gym shorts were suede and had orange trim. Shorts and a baby blue top with puffy sleeves came with draw sting.The footwear included cowboy boots painted with the Stars and Stripes, the perfect accompaniment to a jumpsuit in a bald eagle-American flag print.A striped strap worn across the chest, apparently binding the upper arms, was an accessory, not part of the garment, as was made clear when a model sported one bare- chested. The looks were tagged as much as branded, with neon tags hanging from pockets. Tiny goggles with colored lenses added an urban edge.___VITAMIN INJECTION AT MSGMMassimo Giorgetti’s MSGM collection for next spring and summer recalls his youthful 1980s summers in his native Adriatic coastal city of Rimini, a time, the designer said, when the beach crowds never abandoned their fashion sense.And Giorgetti paid homage to classic looks of his adopted home in Milan, where he launched his MSGM brand eight years ago.Giorgetti said he wanted to emphasize his Italian roots while also injecting a dose of 1980s energy. “It’s a show that recharges you,”Giorgetti said backstage.The 41-year-old designer made the point quite literally, imitating colorful graphic logos from well-known Italian vitamin brands with the MSGM Milano logo on silky button-down shirts. There was a plethora of 1980s neon colours, bright florals and prints —from Manga volley-ball playing characters to Roger Minick photographs of tourists.Rimini is celebrated in slouchy knitwear with the city’s name in rainbow colours, worn with striped denim shorts layered over longer boxers. But also in the tangerine shorts and lime green swimming briefs.For Milan, there were tie-dye knits over colorful print thigh-baring short, jeans and colour-block hoodies, and pin-striped suits with palm tree shadows and the band logo on the back.____SUNNEIDesigners Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina showed their Sunnei label against the backdrop of the Milan skyline as seen from the 31st floor of Gio Ponti’s famed Pirelli Tower. It was an aspirational location, reflected in the invitation that showed the tower from below in a faux smart-phone snap — the view the designers have from their studio.But the sophisticated, architectural designs were a natural fit for Gio Ponte’s arched ceilings and geometrically tiled floors, and showed the designers have definitely arrived. The collection included for the first time women’s looks alongside the menswear, and the designers said they found a natural interplay.“They speak the same language. For us, men and women change little. Unfortunately, we have to categorize it. But for us it is the same thing,” Rizzo said.The looks were clean and sharp, with a focus on soft comfort. The colour palate was soothing, from pale blue, sea green, cream and grey offset by orange and red.Parachute pants worked for him and for her, paired with knit cropped tops for her or an oversized jersey hoodie for him.Her transparent anorak with orange draw strings gave a sporty touch to an orange terry cloth dress with an asymmetrical hemline. His anorak features a notched collar and doubles as a suit jacket with wide-legged cropped pants.He wore a worn leather vest with utility pockets with loose jeans and a floppy brim hat, while she wore it with slim skirt with cargo pockets. He carried a large travel bag, hers was a rectangular purse, as the designers also presented a full range of accessories including wavy platform shoes and simple sneakers, sunglasses and headbands.“It is the natural extension of the brand that we have always presented,” Rizzo said. “Our goal is not to change the mood for style from season to season, but to grow, expand the categories.”___SOUTH KOREAN NEWCOMERS UNVEIL BESFXXK BRANDSouth Korean newcomers to Milan, Jae Hyuk Lim and Bona Kim, unveiled their BESFXXK brand that mixes Japanese textiles with American street-styling from the 1980s and British tailoring.The unusual name combines the notion of bespoke designs with a more irreverent street looks.The 33-year-old designers aggressively deconstruct and recompose everyday garments for their combined menswear and womenswear collection, like sweatshirts and trench coats.So a top for him is composed of a T-shirt and a jean jacket sewn together, while hers is a man’s collared shirt on one side and an angelic white woman’s shirt on the other. Trench coats feature asymmetrical hems. Or can be transformed into a skirt for her, the arms of it wrapped around the waist as a natural belt.“It is not just a mix of two different elements, it is a mix of cultures,” Lim said.___This story has been amended to correct the spelling of Miuccia Prada’s name.last_img read more

Chad deplores slow deployment of UN peacekeeping mission

28 September 2009Chad today deplored the delay in deploying the full United Nations peacekeeping mission to its eastern border with Sudan, where the spill-over from the Darfur conflict is undermining already precarious socio-economic development and has led to the recruitment of child soldiers by various armed groups. “It is more than imperative that the parties concerned in this mission redouble their efforts to make up for this delay, whose prolongation constitutes a daily danger for the people we are all responsible for protecting,” Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat told the General Assembly.He pledged his country’s full support for the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), whose mandate includes creating a more secure environment and relocating refugee camps in eastern Chad away from the border with Sudan. At present MINURCAT has only some 2,350 troops, less than half its mandated maximum of 5,200.He stressed that Chad is collaborating closely with the UN to find a solution to the Darfur crisis where more than six years of fighting between the Sudanese Government, militia allies and rebels have killed some 300,000 people and displaced 2.7 million others, with over 200,000 of them as refugees in eastern Chad. “Whatever MINURCAT’s efforts or my country’s efforts to provide security for camps of refugees and the displaced, the real solution to the Darfur crisis can only be political to allow refugees and displaced to return to their homeland,” he added, calling it totally erroneous to believe that Chad was feeding the Darfur conflict by supporting Sudanese rebels.Mr. Mahamat said the fighting had given rise to “the phenomenon” of child soldiers. “During different campaign Chad’s national army has managed to recover hundreds of children who have been handed over to the care of UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) to reintegrate them in civilian life,” he told the Assembly on the fifth day of its 64th annual General Debate.“An inspection and sensitization campaign has recently been launched in various barracks in the country in collaboration with UNICEF and certain diplomatic missions in N’Djamena (the capital) to prevent this phenomenon and eradicate it where it exists.” read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher amid China data strong commodity prices

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market ended Thursday with a solid three-digit gain as it was lifted by strong advances in the gold, metals and materials sectors, along with positive economic data from China.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,552.92 +140.19 1.13%S&P 500 — 1,697.48 +6.57 0.39%Dow — 15,498.32 +27.65 0.18%Nasdaq — 3,669.12 +15.11 0.41%The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 140.19 points to 12,552.92, while the Canadian dollar surged 0.92 of a cent to 96.86 cents US.The commodities-heavy TSX was boosted by figures from China that showed exports and imports both increased in July, beating expectations and easing concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. Exports were up 5.1% from a year earlier, while imports jumped 10.9%.“It’s a combination of things. There’s some positive data out of China today that is likely supporting the commodities space, both on the materials and energy side,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.“Overall, the earnings are definitely helping, but there is definitely a macro story to it as well.”The positive data also helped push December gold bullion ahead $24.60 to US$1,309.90 an ounce, while copper climbed nine cents to $3.27. The September crude oil contract moved down 97 cents to US$103.40 a barrel.The exchange was helped by strong gains in the metals and mining sector, which rose by 7.36%, as shares in Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) climbed more than 12% to $5.10 after it announced an $600-million loan from Rio Tinto PLC that will help it fund its $6.2 billion Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia. Shares in Thompson Creek Metals Co. (TSX:TCM) also gained 11.74% to $3.30 after it announced the name of a new chief executive.Nearly all sectors were up on the TSX, except for energy, telecom and utilities.U.S. indexes also registered some gains after being mixed for most of the day. The Dow Jones industrials was ahead 27.65 points to 15,498.32, the Nasdaq climbed 15.12 points to 3,669.12, while the S&P 500 went up 6.57 points to 1,697.48.Watson said the fluctuations in the U.S. markets shouldn’t worry investors too much, considering the indexes are faring well overall year-to-date.“Sometimes, in terms of that momentum we’ve been getting based off of economic data or earnings reports, it’s just tough sometimes to keep that momentum going,” he said.“We’ve had a really good stretch here since the beginning of July up until now. I think the market is just pacing itself, more than anything else.”In economic news, the latest figures showed that the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits over the past month has fallen to its lowest level in almost six years, signalling fewer layoffs and a strengthening U.S. economy.The U.S. Labor Department says the four-week average dropped 6,250 to 335,500 — the lowest level since November 2007, the month before the Great Recession began.For the past few months, concerns have been raised about when the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin pulling back on its monetary stimulus by tapering its current $85-billion bond-buying program. Signs that it may happen sooner rather than later have prompted markets to get nervous any time the Fed gives away clues on the timing of this pullback.The markets had a lot to digest Thursday, as several major Canadian corporations from a variety of sectors came in with their latest earnings.Shares in retailer Canadian Tire Corp. (TSX:CTC.A) closed at a record for the year, up 7.11% or $5.94 at $89.45 after significantly beating analyst estimates. It said it earned $154.9 million in its second quarter and said it was looking for a financial partner for its credit card business. Its record share price for the last 52 weeks was $87.45. The retailer provided few details on its plan, but said it would reduce the financing risk of funding its credit card assets.Movie exhibitor Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX) saw its stock closed at a record, up $2.48 or 6.61%, at $40 after it reported a profit of $28.5 million in the second quarter on $301.6 million of revenue overall. The results were up from $21 million or 34 cents per share on $263.7 million in revenue a year ago. Its last record share price was $38.80.Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) reported core earnings, which strip out a number of one-time charges, of $609 million or 31 cents per share, up from $599 million or 30 cents per share a year ago. Analysts had been looking 34 cents per share of core earnings, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters. Its shares finished down 25 cents, or 1.39%, at $17.79.There was little reaction to Quebecor’s (TSX:QBR.B) shares after the CRTC rejected Sun News Network’s request to be carried on basic cable, saying that the upstart network does not meet the criteria for a mandatory distribution order.The media giant, which owns the channel, saw its stock gain 25 cents or 0.53% to $47.10 at the close. Quebecor also reported a $45.1-million net loss attributable to shareholders and $52.9 million of adjusted income from continuing operations for its second quarter. The adjusted earnings equal 85 cents per basic share, up from 72 cents per share or $46.1 million in the second quarter of 2012.Telecommunications giants BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE), Telus (TSX:T) and potash producer Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) were also among the other major corporations that reporting earnings.TOP STORIESCRTC pledges review of news channel rules after rejecting Sun News Network’s bid for basic cable slotVerizon entry into Canada could be ‘catastrophic’: Quebecor CEOCanadian Tire seeks financial partner to help run its banking businessTim Hortons commits to $900M share buyback after investor pressureWHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:15 a.m.Housing starts, July 8:30 a.m.Employment report, July UNITED STATES10:00 a.m.Wholesale trade, June CORPORATE NEWSCANADAMagna International Q2 earnings read more

Crush near Mecca during hajj kills at least 150

There have been stampedes during the hajj on at least six previous occasions, killing hundreds of pilgrims. In 1990, more than 1,400 died in a stampede inside a tunnel. Pilgrims this year have been undeterred by the collapse of a construction crane in Mecca earlier this month, which killed more than 100 people and injured at least 200. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collapse amid claims the proper safeguards are ignored in the race to complete developments surrounding the Grand Mosque. Among the projects under construction is a 10,000-bed hotel.Last week, more than 1000 pilgrims were evacuated from a hotel in Mecca in the early hours of the morning after a fire broke out. (Courtesy The Guardian) It is a religious duty for able-bodied Muslims to complete the hajj – one of the five pillars of Islam – at least once. The rituals involved in the pilgrimage are intended to cleanse the soul and promote the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood within Islam. Authorities in Saudi Arabia say at least 150 people have been killed in a crush at Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, where two million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.Hundreds more were injured, civil defence officials said. read more

Correction Blackfeet HuntsMusicians story

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HELENA, Mont. – In a story March 5 about three Blackfeet tribal members who pleaded guilty to holding illegal big-game hunts for country musicians, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jay Wells is a former Blackfeet Tribal Business Council member. Wells has been suspended from the council, not removed from it.A corrected version of the story is below:Blackfeet men plead guilty to wildlife chargesEx-Blackfeet leaders plead guilty to illegal big-game hunts for musicians on TV showBy MATT VOLZAssociated PressThree Blackfeet tribal members pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges they held illegal big-game hunts for country musicians participating in an outdoors television show on the northwestern Montana reservation.Jay St. Goddard, Jay Wells and Gayle Skunkcap Jr. admitted to holding four hunts between 2010 and 2011 without obtaining the limited and expensive hunting licenses for non-tribal members to shoot elk, moose, deer and a black bear. The three men also admitted to using tribal funds and personnel to outfit and guide the musicians, television show hosts and a fly fishing expert.The men are not accused of personally profiting from the hunts. Rather, they exchanged them for free concerts by country artists that included Josh Thompson, Justin Moore and Mark Cooke, and for exposure on a satellite television show called “Sovereign Sportsman” they estimated was worth $150,000.Federal prosecutors say the tribal leaders’ actions amounted to an illegal sale of the tribe’s wildlife. The men’s attorneys say they were only trying to raise the poverty-stricken reservation’s profile and economy but admit they did not obtain the proper licenses.“Did they violate the law? Yes. Are they morally wrong? No,” Thane Johnson, St. Goddard’s attorney, said after the hearing.Thompson’s 2010 debut album is titled “Way Out Here.” Moore’s “Outlaws Like Me” was a top 10 country album in 2011. Cooke’s single “Any Way The Wind Blows” cracked the top 60 in Billboard’s country charts.Country star John Michael Montgomery also performed a free concert on the reservation, but a scheduling conflict prevented him from returning for a hunt, prosecutors said.“Sovereign Sportsman” co-owner Eric Richey approached the tribe about the hunts in 2010 after shopping the idea to other reservations to promote the show available on DirecTV and Dish Network, according to prosecutors.Thompson shot a bull elk in an October 2010 hunt with a film crew in tow. The video of that hunt is still on the show’s website.Richey later shot a black bear, and co-host Forrest Parker shot a moose. Curtis Flemming, host of a fly-fishing TV show, shot a mule deer during that hunt.In 2011, Moore shot a bull elk during a hunt and Cooke shot a moose.None of the artists or others participating in the “Sovereign Sportsmen” hunts are accused of a crime.There are only between five and 10 hunting licenses for each big-game species available to non-tribal members each year, with each license costing between $1,500 and $12,000 depending on the animal.St. Goddard is a former member of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, the tribe’s governing body, Wells has been suspended from the council and Skunkcap was the tribe’s Fish and Game director. The three men reached agreements with federal prosecutors that called for them to plead guilty to the illegal sale of wildlife and theft from a tribal government receiving federal funding.The U.S. attorney’s office would drop four other charges under the plea deals.The sale of illegal wildlife charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, while the theft charge carries a 10-year maximum prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorney said prosecutors also are likely to ask for restitution to the tribe of up to $70,000.U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon accepted the guilty pleas but said he wasn’t prepared to accept the plea agreements yet. If he decides to reject them, the men can withdraw their guilty pleas, he said.The judge’s reluctance appeared to be related, in part, to a condition of the plea deals that says the men could appeal an earlier ruling by Haddon that bars them from calling tribal elders to testify that tribal customs carry the same weight as written ordinances under tribal law.The three tribal members had argued it is customary for a council member to grant a dignitary a hunt on the reservation.Federal prosecutors responded by saying only the judge, not jurors, can decide questions of law, such as whether customs have equal footing as written tribal laws. Haddon agreed and ruled the witnesses would not be allowed to testify at trial.Without that defence, there were few options but for the men’s attorneys to cut a plea deal, Johnson said.The judge said he would take the plea agreement under advisement but did not say when he would make a ruling.He released the men until sentencing on June 24. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2013 12:03 pm MDT Correction: Blackfeet Hunts-Musicians story read more

Microsoft Says Xbox One X is the FastestSelling Xbox System Ever

first_img Microsoft’s E3 2019 Sale Slashes $100 From the Xbox One XNYCC 2018: Devil May Cry 5 is a Hell of a Good Time Stay on target Earlier this week, Microsoft made the Project Scorpio edition of its upcoming Xbox One X available to pre-order. Despite its hefty $500 price point, the system quickly sold out. The console has done so well that Microsoft claims it is now the fastest-selling Xbox system ever.“Within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times and are currently sold out in many countries around the world,” said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Xbox on Xbox Wire. “You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever.”While this is certainly good news for the company (at least on the surface), it doesn’t tell the whole story. The main thing to take away from this statement is that actual sales numbers weren’t revealed. For all we know, only a few thousand systems were manufactured. We don’t know if that is the case or not, but it is entirely possible. Again, it is difficult to truly gauge the initial success of Xbox One X since there are no concrete numbers to look at.Much like the SNES Classic Edition, the Project Scorpio SKU of Xbox One X is sold out everywhere. Will the standard edition of the mid-gen upgrade Xbox meet with the same success? As Xbox head Phil Spencer stated, the Xbox One X was made for the enthusiast Xbox fan, and not the general consumer. Despite how vocal they can be on Twitter, these folks represent a small minority of the gaming community (and Xbox fans). All of them will no doubt plunk down the $500 for the console formerly known as Scorpio. Beyond that, it is difficult to say if the Xbox One X can maintain significant momentum into the holidays and beyond. I personally don’t think so, but I could be wrong.Microsoft will reveal more information on pre-orders for the standard Xbox One X edition next month so stay tuned for details on that.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Holiday closures Fourth of July

first_imgWhat’s open and what’s closed on the Fourth of July:• MAIL: Post offices closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year. No home delivery except Express Mail.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections, in Vancouver and most of Clark County, operates on its regular schedule. In Camas, pickups normally made on Fridays will be made Monday.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library closed Friday, open Saturday. Camas Public Library closed Friday and Saturday.• COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices closed. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.• GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Offices closed. • PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free on Friday.• BUSES: C-Tran buses follow Sunday/holiday schedules. TriMet buses follow Sunday schedules; MAX and Portland Streetcar follow Saturday schedules.• DRIVER’S LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: U.S. markets close at 10 a.m. today and are closed Friday.• BANKS: Most closed; check your bank for details. Some in-store branches may be open.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed.• CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed Friday and Saturday.• THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed. Circulation customer service, 360-694-2312, open 4:30 a.m. to noon.last_img read more

Raveena Tandon finally reacts on Akshay Kumar recreating Tip Tip Barsa Paani

first_imgRaveena Tandon, Akshay Kumar, Katrina KaifTwitterTip Tip Barsa Paani, the iconic and sensuous song from 1994 thriller Mohra, has always been synonymous with Raveena Tandon who had set fire in the industry with her sensuous rain dance in a yellow saree. The song is still etched in everyone’s heart and you just can’t imagine Tip Tip Barsa Paani without having Raveena in it.Akshay Kumar is all set to recreate Tip Tip Barsa Paani, which was originally picturised on him and Raveena Tandon, in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming directorial Sooryavanshi. But unfortunately Raveena won’t be a part of the recreated version this time around. The film’s lead actress Katrina Kaif would be stepping into Raveena’s shoes for the sensuous number and fans have been having mixed feelings about the recreated version.So when Raveena was asked about her reaction to the recreation of Tip Tip Barsa Paani song, she looked quite excited about it and told Spotboye, “Sounds Superb, I love new remixes.”Not to forget that apart from the song being one of her career’s most iconic songs, Raveena and Akshay have always been talked about their romanctic affair which caught spark while they were shooting for Mohra. In the past, Raveena had admitted that she had even got secretly engaged to Akshay in a temple. It is being said that Akshay did not make the engagement news public out of fear of losing his career.The two had a rocky patch in their relationship when the news of Akshay’s link-ups with Rekha started doing the rounds of the industry. It is being said that the Khiladi Kumar cheated on Raveena for Shilpa Shetty and eventually broke with the latter as well after dating for a while. Raveena has remained cordial with Akshay all these years and both are currently enjoying their marital bliss with their respective partners and children.While Raveena looks pretty excited about Tip Tip Barsa Paani remix, fans had expressed their disappointment and slammed Akshay when she forgot to give due credit to Raveena and said that the iconic song has been synonymous with him.”I would’ve definitely been disappointed if any other actor would’ve recreated Tip Tip Barsa Paani,a song which has been synonymous with me & my career & I can’t thank Ratan Jain ji enough. At times like these you realize,we may have come a long way but we also go back a long way,” Akshay had tweeted.While most of remixes of the cult songs have disappointed listeners to the core including the recreated version of Raveena and Akshay’s Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast song from Mohra, it remains to be seen if Tip Tip Barsa Paani remix in Sooryavanshi would be able to live up to the mark of the original song.The recreated version is said to be composed by Tanishq Bagchi and choreographer Farah Khan has been brought on board to set dance moves for Akshay and Katrina together.Meanwhile, watch the original Tip Tip Barsa Paani song from Mohra featuring Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar here.last_img read more

Congressional Briefing on Mental Health and Youth Suicide

first_imgThe National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is scheduled to host a Congressional briefing discussing youth suicide and self-injury on Nov. 8 from noon. to 1 p.m. at 2043 Rayburn House Office Building. The meeting entitled “Youth Suicide and Self-Injury, A Crisis of Epidemic Proportions” hope to highlight the growing issue of mental health and youth suicide. There will be numerous speakers such as mental health professionals, survivors of those who have dealt with self-injury, and families affected by youth suicide. Information will also be provided on lifesaving programs offered to help the youth. Refreshments will also be served. To RSVP, email neabpd@aol.com.last_img read more

Microsoft job ad says new Xbox by March 2014

first_imgThe Xbox 360Best Price at Amazon is fast approaching its 7th birthday, which means that Microsoft has to be at least thinking about the console’s successor. There’s been plenty of rumors about the performance of the Xbox 720, that it doesn’t have a disc drive, and was going to be revealed at E3. Now Microsoft has confirmed the new machine will appear within the next 18 months.This “leak,” if you can call it that, comes via a job ad Microsoft posted on its careers website. It’s for a marketing position, and the first line of the ad is what we are most interested in. It clearly states that Microsoft will be releasing new versions of key products over the next 18 months. Included in that list is Xbox.18 months from now will be March 2014. If the job listing is correct, it means we can expect to see an Xbox 720 on store shelves by then. Microsoft released both the Xbox and Xbox 360 in November, so the safe bet is on the new hardware launching in November 2013.The job ad may be wrong, though. A new version of the Xbox could mean a number of things. For example, Microsoft may be planning on launching a smaller version of the Xbox 360, or somehow integrating Kinect further, requiring a new model launch.Saying that though, the time is right for new hardware. Wii U is appearing this year and is expected to at least match the Xbox 360 on performance. Microsoft will also want to beat Sony to market again and get a good head start on the PS4.So, an Xbox 720 launch in November next year. Is that too soon, not soon enough, or perfect timing?Read more at Microsoft Careers, via OXMlast_img read more

Intelerad Partners with Laurel Bridge

first_img Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more CarolinaEast Health System Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read morelast_img read more

Worlds two biggest motorsports to be conducted in Malaysia

first_imgMalaysia will be hosting the world’s two biggest motorsports events this year in October 2016. The motorsports will be organised by Sepang International Circuit (SIC). The 2016 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix (F1 Grand Prix) will take place from September 30 to October 2, 2016 – Round 16 of 21, while the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 (MotoGP) will be held from October 28-30, 2016, maintaining its position as the penultimate round of the 18-round championship.“Sports fans in India have increasingly begun to embrace the excitement of motorsports in the recent years. The attendance of Indian visitors at the F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP have increased each year, and if we look at the numbers recorded in the past four years alone, there has been stunning growth,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC.“It’s encouraging to see so many sports enthusiasts travelling to Malaysia. We are in talks with travel agents, SIC and the airlines to come up with special packages for the events. Besides sporting events, SIC is also a perfect venue for meetings and other gatherings. We are hoping to get a lot of inflow through our various MICE engagements as well,” said Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Director, Tourism Malaysia.Visitors will also enjoy other activities like the Drivers’ Autograph Session, X-Track for all ages, Public Pit Lane Walk, Drivers Fan Forum, Malaysia Championship Series and the after-race concert, located at Hillstand B.Meanwhile, the Mega MotoGP Carnival will be offering fans souvenirs to accessories to limited edition merchandise or even a brand new bike, and other popular activities such as the Riders’ Autograph Session, Public Pit Lane Walk and the SAATC talent development championship as a support race.last_img read more

Mortgage Cadence Acquires Prime Alliance Solutions

first_img in Origination, Servicing Share June 20, 2012 496 Views “”Mortgage Cadence, LLC””:http://www.mortgagecadence.com/home.aspx, announced Wednesday the acquisition of Prime Alliance Solutions, Inc.[IMAGE]The Denver-based provider of services and technology for the financial services industry acquired Prime Alliance based on “”a shared passion to automate the mortgage process through rules [COLUMN_BREAK]and tasking,”” the company said in a release.Mortgage Cadence looks at the acquisition as a chance to expand market share in the community and regional banking arena while granting it the capability to support the top 10 banks and lending institutions.””After our very first conversations with Mortgage Cadence, it was clear we share the same vision for the future of the mortgage lending industry,”” said Dan Green, previous EVP of Prime Alliance and new EVP of marketing for Mortgage Cadence. “”I expect to quickly combine our already strong companies together and create one brand and extensive product suite that continues to revolutionize the lending landscape by taking a manufacturing approach to the process and creating zero defect mortgages.””Mortgage Cadence employs a financial services data model to provide Enterprise Lending Solutions. Prime Alliance Solutions is a credit union service organization concentrating on mortgage lending and is based in Edina, Minnesota.center_img Mortgage Cadence Acquires Prime Alliance Solutions Acquisitions Agents & Brokers Company News Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-06-20 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

nTAXI Cyprus – were not Uber but we are the cheapest

first_imgA LIMASSOL-based company, nTAXI, has introduced a taxi booking phone app that guarantees fares charged are in line with government rates and could be paid by credit card.“This means no hidden costs and no overcharging; you only pay what the meter displays”, said Vassos Kassianides the Regional Project Manager of nTaxi. “People need choice,” that was the philosophy of nTAXI, he said.“We are not Uber, but we are the cheapest,” he pointed out.The company, which started operations last June, had already signed up more than 200 licensed drivers.  Kassianides said the drivers “were carefully selected, trained to be courteous, flexible and to take great pride in providing the best possible customer service.”He added: “This is much safer and brings accountability, which we believe is important for our passengers. Our extensive network of drivers ensures it will only be about three to five minutes before a driver can pick you up. “At the moment the service is available in Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia, but the company is planning to soon make it available in Paphos and, by the summer, across the island. Apart from ordering an immediate pick-up, the app gives the option to book days, weeks or a month in advance.“You will automatically know the identity of the driver, the vehicle details and its location as it makes its journey to collect you,” said Kassianides. “Every journey matters to us and our commitment is to make your experience as comfortable and pleasant from start to finish.”The company attaches great importance to customer feedback as it sees this as the way of achieving its main target – modernising and upgrading the taxi industry. “Our in-app customer feedback and ratings feature allows you to rate vehicle cleanliness, local knowledge and the professionalism of your driver during your journey,” said Kassianides.However he recognises that change was not always welcome. “Our nTAXI app is a new and long overdue improvement to the taxi industry in Cyprus. We accept that change is not welcomed by everyone, but we are determined to introduce our mobile app, because it meets the needs and expectations of our passengers that will always be our priority, namely a service that is fast, flexible, cheap and safe”.You can download the app from ntaxi.net or get it from the Apple Store or Google Play and try it for yourself.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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