Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: dbdiobko
Nov
26

England batsman James Taylor retires because of heart condition

first_imgEngland batsman James Taylor has been forced to retire because of a serious heart condition.Taylor’s county side, Nottinghamshire, made the announcement on Tuesday.Nottinghamshire said scans have revealed that the 26-year-old Taylor has a “very serious heart condition” that is similar to that of former soccer player Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed during a game in 2012.Taylor will undergo an operation soon.England team director Andrew Strauss said “it is immensely cruel that such a hard-working player will be unable to fulfil his great potential in the international arena.”Taylor played seven Tests and 27 one-day internationals for England.last_img read more

Nov
17

India pip Bangladesh in another last-ball thriller to win Asia Cup for 7th time

first_imgRavindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav kept their cool to steer India to victory over Bangladesh and secure their seventh Asia Cup trophy in Dubai on Friday. Chasing 223, India were in early trouble after the in-form Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu fell early.India vs Bangladesh: Highlights | PhotosRohit Sharma, India’s stand-in captain was in top form right through the tournament and he started the chase confidently even as he lost two partners within quick succession of each other. Rohit pierced the gaps for three boundaries and hit three sixes before falling to Rubel Hossain for 48.Rohit’s dismissal brought Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni together and even though the latter took his time early on in his innings, there was no pressure on the Indian camp. Gradually, the pair started opening up but Karthik was done in for 37 by Mahmudullah when he missed a full toss and the ball him in front of middle stump.Also read – MS Dhoni 1st Asian wicketkeeper to affect 800 dismissals in international cricketThe onus was then on Dhoni but he was still far from his best. However, with the asking rate well within control. But Bangladesh’s hopes were raised when Kedar Jadhav walked in to bat and after playing a couple of breathtaking shots, began to cramp up. Dhoni, under pressure to get on with the scoring played a rash shot and fell to Mustafizur Rahman. Soon after, Jadhav had to retire hurt.However, that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Jadeja joined forces with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and brought India close to their target. The duo ran hard – Jadeja hit just one boundary while Bhuvneshwar hit one six and a boundary with 13 runs needed off the last three overs.advertisementJadeja fell to Hossain with only 11 needed off 16 balls – that brought Jadhav back to the crease. But this time, there was no limp and struggle. Jadhav kept his nerves and hung around till the last ball to see India through in a thriller.Also read – 23-year-old Liton Das smashes historic hundred vs IndiaBut as a Bangladesh fan, you could not fault your team for lack of effort. The bowlers, led by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza were heroic after Liton Das’s maiden hundred guided them to 222.Liton and Mehidy had added a record 120 for the opening wicket before Bangladesh lost their way with the bat. Even as India kept picking regular wickets thereafter, Das held his ground before falling for a 117-ball 121.This was the second successive Asia Cup final where India took on Bangladesh . In 2016, India had decimated Bangladesh in the final (of the Asia Cup T20). Overall, this was India’s seventh Asia Cup triumph.Bangladesh, meanwhile, lost their second successive multi-nation tournament final to India. In March, Bangladesh had lost the Nidahas Trophy final when Karthik slammed an 8-ball 29 to give India a memorable victory.last_img read more

Oct
28

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock explains dropping Sala pursuit

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock explains dropping Sala pursuitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits a deal for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala is off.Warnock concedes the Nantes asking price for Sala is too rich for such a gamble.He explained, “We made an offer that was rejected and we have not returned since. “We do not have a gun pointed at us. Sala is a good player, but there is no guarantee that he will land and break everything in the Premier League.”The problem for Nantes is any sale for Sala will see 50 per cent of his fee going to former club Bordeaux. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Oct
23

DP World Celebrates USD 33 Bn Sukuk and Bonds Listings

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DP World Port and terminal operator DP World rang the market-opening bell today to celebrate the multi-currency listing on Nasdaq Dubai of four debt listings.As informed, they comprise a 10-year USD 1 billion Sukuk and three conventional bonds of 30 years USD 1 billion, 8 years EUR 750 million, and 12 years GBP 350 million respectively.The four listings together amount to a value of about USD 3.3 billion.The deal sets new benchmarks for Middle East issuers. Amongst other highlights, this deal marks the largest bonds issue from the Middle East since 2014 and is the first triple currency offering from a Middle East issuer in the past 12 years, according to DP World.“We are delighted with the outcome of this funding exercise. The transaction was well received in the market with strong demand as evidenced in the attractive pricing. Furthermore, this multi-currency multi-tenor issue was a first for this region and importantly it has allowed us to capture new investors across different formats and currencies,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said. @DP_World rings market opening bell at Nasdaq #Dubai #MarketSite to celebrate Sukuk and bond listings totaling USD 3.3 billion pic.twitter.com/qEBQ9fEMlY— Nasdaq Dubai (@NasdaqDubai) November 12, 2018 The four listings, which took place on September 26, 2018, bring the total value of current debt listings by DP World on the region’s international exchange to USD 7.03 billion from eight issuances, making the company Nasdaq Dubai’s largest UAE debt issuer by value.DP World’s latest Sukuk listing underlines Dubai’s role as the largest global centre for Sukuk listings by nominal value, currently totaling USD 60.4 billion.last_img read more

Oct
18

Facebooks own Supreme Court to review controversial posts

first_imgSan Francisco: As Facebook faces mounting scrutiny over its privacy and content moderation practices, the company has decided to construct a new independent “Oversight Board” like an internal “Supreme Court” that will review appeals from both Facebook and its users over controversial posts. For now, the board will begin its operations by hearing Facebook-initiated cases. The system for users to initiate appeals to the board will be made available over the first half of 2020, the social media platform said in a statement detailing its central governing document on Tuesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “The ‘Oversight Board’ will make Facebook more accountable and improve our decision-making. This charter is a critical step towards what we hope will become a model for our industry,” said Nick Clegg, Vice President, Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg in November 2018 first mooted the idea about how content should be governed on Facebook. “If someone disagrees with a decision we’ve made, they can appeal to us first, and soon they will be able to further appeal to this independent board. The board’s decision will be binding, even if I or anyone at Facebook disagrees with it,” Zuckerberg said in a fresh letter. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “The board will use our values to inform its decisions and explain its reasoning openly and in a way that protects people’s privacy,” he added. Facebook will promptly implement the board’s content decisions, which are binding. In addition, the board may issue policy recommendations to Facebook, as part of its overall judgment on each individual case. “This is how it was envisioned that the board’s decisions will have lasting influence over Facebook’s policies, procedures and practices,” said Brent Harris, Director of Governance and Global Affairs at Facebook. The board will have a diverse and qualified group of 40 members, who will serve three-year terms. “We agreed with feedback that Facebook alone should not name the entire board. Therefore, Facebook will select a small group of initial members, who will help with the selection of additional members,” said Harris. Mired in several data privacy controversies, Facebook said it is working towards having the board deliberate on its first cases early in 2020. “We are responsible for enforcing our policies every day and we make millions of content decisions every week. But ultimately I don’t believe private companies like ours should be making so many important decisions about speech on our own,” said Zuckerberg. “That’s why I’ve called for governments to set clearer standards around harmful content. It’s also why we’re now giving people a way to appeal our content decisions by establishing the independent Oversight Board,” he added.last_img read more

Oct
13

Businessman gets prison for federal tax evasion of 48M

first_imgHARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut businessman who prosecutors say led the IRS on a “wild goose chase” by avoiding paying more than $4.8 million in federal income taxes has been sentenced.Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old David Adams was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford.The Old Saybrook man pleaded guilty last year to multiple offences including tax evasion and making and subscribing a false tax return.Prosecutors say Adams engaged the IRS in the decades-long chase to avoid paying taxes as far back as the 1980s.Officials say Adams hid $4.7 million in profits after selling his stake in an online floral business in 2011. Prosecutors say Adams lied to IRS officers and filed fraudulent returns.Adams has been ordered to pay back taxes including interest and penalties.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Oct
12

Head of Govt. to Represent King Mohammed VI in Inauguration of…

Rabat – Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane will represent King Mohammed VI in the inauguration ceremony of Brazilian president Dilma Roussef slated on Jan. 1, 2015.A statement by the head of government’s office said that “Upon the order of HM King Mohammed VI, the Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane will travel to Brazil’s capital Brasilia to represent, on Jan. 1, 2015, HM the King in the inauguration ceremony of Her Excellency President Dilma Roussef who was re-elected as president of the Federal Republic of Brazil.”Roussef, first woman to hold the position of the president of the biggest Latin American country, was re-elected for a second mandate of 4 years during the presidential elections that took place last October. read more

Oct
8

Railway trade unions decide to withdraw from strike

Railway trade unions have decide to withdraw from the strike scheduled to take place tomorrow. Private bus operators and three-wheel drivers are however expected to go ahead with the strike.The Railway Trade Union Alliance decided to withdraw from the strike following discussions held with President Maithripala Sirisena, today at the Parliament’s premises. The Unions had earlier decided to launch a token strike from midnight today with the aim of protecting the rights of employees of the Department of Railways. Passenger bus and three-wheel drivers had announced a strike tomorrow to protest against the new traffic fine. However the President’s office said that before the implementation of the new fine system, the Motor Traffic Act should be amended and the amended Act should be submitted to the Attorney General and to Parliament for its approval.It was also mentioned that traffic rule violations related to excessive speed and overtaking from the left, could be further discussed in the future. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Oct
6

UN human rights chief to visit Occupied Palestinian territories Israel

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour briefed the Human Rights Council today on the worldwide work of her Office, voicing concern at the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and announcing that she would soon visit Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.The situation in Afghanistan carries grave implications for human rights, Ms. Arbour told the new enhanced Council during its second session in Geneva, recalling that just this Monday armed assailants targeted and for the first time killed a female official, Safia Ama Jan, Director of the Women’s Affairs Department of Kandahar province.Civilians have at times become indirect victims of attacks by insurgents as well as by Government and international military forces, she added. Turning to the Palestinian Territories (OPT), she stressed that only a political solution “will bring an end to the loss of life, immense suffering and hardship.”“But pending that, compliance by all duty bearers with their responsibilities under international humanitarian and human rights law is of the utmost importance,” she added, noting that her forthcoming visit will allow her to conduct a first-hand assessment of the situation.Ms. Arbour’s appeal echoed a call for political action issued yesterday by the head of the principal UN agency tending to Palestinian refugees.“The political front is where we need your leadership,” UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner General Karen Koning AbuZayd told UNRWA’s Advisory Commission in Amman, stressing that living conditions in Gaza, already in steep decline, had “deteriorated dramatically” with Israeli action after the kidnapping of one of its soldiers in June. “I see my role as one of informing political leaders of the facts on the ground and of encouraging action that will ease the plight of the refugees,” she added, expressing hope that a unity government in Palestine will become a reality and pave the way for revitalizing the peace process.She noted food distribution in Gaza had been delayed because of severe difficulties getting goods through the Karni crossing from Israel and that civilian casualties had been “depressingly numerous” with 280 people killed, 45 of them children, and 815 injured.Referring to the situation in the West Bank, Ms. AbuZayd stressed that the “insidious effects” of the barrier which Israel is building, while less visible, “are as devastating as what is so plain to see in Gaza.”Commerce and travel in some areas have been reduced to a trickle. “Land expropriations and house demolitions continue, as does settlement expansion. IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) incursions and live fire incidents are a daily occurrence in the northern West Bank,” she added.She noted that the once bustling downtown area of Hebron “is now surreally desolate of commerce, and presents a harrowing existence for those few Palestinians who dare to remain or who are too deep in poverty to move elsewhere. Settler violence has forced out over half the Palestinian population in some neighbourhoods in downtown Hebron,” she added. “We are very concerned about the human impact of the closure regime – whether for those in Hebron, those caught in enclaves, those who lost livelihoods to the seam zone, those separated from families by the barrier or Bedouins whose traditional way of life is destroyed.” read more

Oct
4

US stocks fall at midday over Portugal worries

US stocks fall at midday over Portugal worries by The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2014 10:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are lower at midday as fears about the health of a European bank weigh on the market.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 109 points, or 0.7 per cent, at 16,876 moments as of 11:45 a.m. on Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was lower by 11 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 1,961. The Nasdaq was off 29 points, or 0.7 per cent, at 4,389.U.S. markets were hit by earlier stock losses in Europe, where worries over the health of one of Portugal’s largest financial groups slammed stocks and pushed investors into safer bonds.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.52 per cent from 2.55 per cent late Wednesday. Yields fall when demand for bonds rises. read more

Sep
22

Mickaël Robin six months out

Montpellier‘s goalkeeper Mickaël Robin is out between 4 and 6 months. The player suffered heavy injury on his foot in a motorcycle accident and the diagnosis says open fracture on his left ankle, meaning he will miss the beginning of the new season, and it’s realistic to not expect him before new year. ← Previous Story Iñaki Malumbres signs for Atletico Madrid Next Story → Qatari Handball: Al Sadd wins Emir Cup LNHmickael robinMontpellier

Sep
21

RTÉ has received a string of complaints and negative feedback on the

first_img By Sean Murray Source: RTÉ PlayerThere were also segments in which audience members asked some of their most pressing questions about sex, and another segment where a couple were plucked from the audience and ate an assortment of unpleasant things. 93,644 Views http://jrnl.ie/3238298 THE LATE LATE Show Valentine’s Special received 10 formal complaints, and hundreds of calls and emails with negative feedback since it aired on Friday.This yearly edition of the show features an audience of single people from across the country looking to find love.There was a version of Blind Date, a kiss cam on show and audience members were given a free hamper from Durex on Friday night’s programme. 97 Comments Monday 13 Feb 2017, 7:48 PM Source: The Late Late Show/YouTubeA statement from RTÉ confirmed that, along with the 10 formal complaints, the show received 176 calls and 120 emails “offering negative feedback about the programme”.In regard to the formal complaints, all of them will be responded to within 20 days.A total of 568,400 people tuned in to the show on Friday, with RTÉ One getting a 46% share of the audience that night.Read: Despite pre-show deluge, only 20 ‘formal’ complaints to RTÉ about Katie HopkinsRead: RTÉ received over 1,300 complaints before Katie Hopkins’ appearance on the Late Late Show Short URL Milo wants to know: are all positions in the Kama Sutra available to men with beer bellies? #latelate pic.twitter.com/efBf4i91J7— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) February 10, 2017 RTÉ has received a string of complaints and ‘negative feedback’ on the Late Late Valentine’s special Over 300 people have called or emailed to give negative feedback about the show. Source: The Late Late Show/Twitter Feb 13th 2017, 7:48 PM Share1007 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sep
21

Rail service resumes following delays at Dublins Heuston station

first_imgRail service resumes following delays at Dublin’s Heuston station The delays were due to a train failure between Sallins and Newbridge station. By Cónal Thomas 26,833 Views Updated Feb 25th 2019, 12:05 PM Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieNORMAL RAIL SERVICE has resumed following disruption to all services in and out of Dublin’s Heuston Station this morning. Due to train failure between Sallins and Newbridge station in Co Kildare, commuters were delayed up to 80 minutes on all services leaving Heuston station with delays of 30 minutes to all rails services into Heuston. pic.twitter.com/V9ZlRsKLZ7— Jamie Carroll (@jamie2kaii12) February 25, 2019 Feb 25th 2019, 8:37 AM A spokesperson for Irish Rail has said that delays have been cleared on all rail services affected this morning and that trains are now departing on schedule again.  Short URLcenter_img 23 Comments Share24 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4511436 Monday 25 Feb 2019, 12:05 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sep
21

Kids make Christmas

first_imgThe spirit of Christmas visited the elderly in Brunswick! Boys and girls from Alpha Children’s Centre brought Christmas cheer and joy to the world of the Australian-Greek Welfare Society’s (AGWS) Planned Activity Group. Christmas carols, songs, games and dances — accompanied by a healthy dose of mischief from Alpha’s little elves — poured into the room where the senior citizens meet. Not only was there live entertainment, but the clock seemed to turn back as the elderly sung kalanda and other Christmas songs with the children- and even helped them to draw Santa! The littlies visit was unexpected and took everyone by surprise, including AGWS CEO Ms Voula Messimeri-Kianidis. But who could resist Alpha’s elves? Mrs Messimeri-Kianidis took them to her office and showered them with treats and Christmas presents. In return they gave her hugs and smiles galore. One little boy offered her his reindeer’s ears in exchange for an extra lolly! The children left her office holding stars and Christmas decorations unaware that they had put stars in the hearts or our precious elderly. The presence of the kids lifted the spirits of all at the AGWS offices. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sep
20

Crypto Company Endorsed By McAfee Exposed Data On 25000 Investors

first_img By now, most of you know that John McAfee is a big fan of all things privacy-related, like crypto companies. He’s also a big fan of being paid six figures for Tweets that promote those crypto companies.On New Year’s Day McAfee tweeted his endorsement of Bezop.io, which develops a Blockchain-based decentralized e-commerce platform. “This could be as huge as it gets in the blockchain world,” posted McAfee.With security icon McAffee’s support and blog posts lamenting the way online advertisers trample consumer privacy, you’d probably expect Bezop to be laser-focused on protecting any personal data its users entrusted it with.And yet this week Kromtech researchers reported an alarming discovery. Bezop.io apparently failed to secure a MongoDB instance. As a result, personal information on around 25,000 Bezop.io investors was exposed and potentially accessible by anyone who came sniffing around — the way that Kromtech’s sleuths did at the end of March.In a blog post, Kromtech’s Bob Diachenko reports that there was some pretty sensitive stuff in that data. Full names, email addresses, crypto wallet information… and, more alarmingly, scanned images of passports, drivers’ licenses, and other ID cards.Here’s where things get weird. When contacted about the issue, a Bezop.io spokesperson said it was “old news” and that the company became aware of it around the time of its ICO. Investors were notified on January 8th, reportedly.That sequence of events confused me, so I followed up with Diachenko just to make sure I had the timeline correct. He assured me that Kromtech found the database to be accessible without credentials on March 30th.The database has now been secured, but Kromtech has yet to receive any sort of a response to its notification. It’s possible that the Bezop folks are busy getting tutorials from McAfee on how to change their appearance by shoving tampons in their nostrils and whatnot. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Indestructible Poop Parasites May Be Lurking In Your Pool last_img read more

Sep
16

Vancouver woman tests her limits on Pacific Crest Trail

first_img What: Lena Sessions speaking about her Pacific Crest Trail hike.When: 7 p.m. Oct. 16.Where: Camas Friends Church, 1004 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.Information: Call the church phone at 360-834-2446.• Lena Sessions’ blog: http://honeybearhikes.blogspot.com/• Pacific Crest Trail Association: http://www.pcta.org/• Halfmile’s PCT maps and GPS information: http://www.pctmap.net/“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2012). Portland author Strayed’s best-selling memoir about how her PCT hike changed her life. http://www.cherylstrayed.com“Yogi’s PCT Handbook Planning Guide” and “Yogi’s PCT Handbook: Trail Tips and Town Guide” both by Jackie McDonnell ($40). Order online at: http://www.pcthandbook.com/index.phpLena Sessions pulled off her shoes, then peeled off her socks and winced. Blisters had formed on the bottoms of all 10 toes. Putrid, yellowish skin was peeling off in big chunks. Walking was painful.But not walking wasn’t an option. She’d already hiked 200 miles, but another 2,433 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail stretched ahead of her on a Mexico to Canada journey. So she pulled a tube of Superglue from her backpack and glued her blistering toes. Gingerly putting on her socks and shoes, she hoisted her pack onto her back and continued her trek north.Later, the glue tube burst in her backpack, causing a mess. So she improvised and bandaged her blisters with duct tape.As much as she had trained for this biggest physical challenge in her life, Sessions had worn the wrong shoes for the first part of hike. The running shoes she’d worn on previous backpacking trips didn’t work on the dusty trail in Southern California. They allowed dirt to work its way into her shoes, causing friction resulting in blisters. She wrapped her blisters in duct tape for many miles, but eventually the blisters were replaced with callouses. She wore out five pairs of hiking shoes on the journey. The Pacific Crest Trail stretches more than 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada.last_img read more

Sep
15

HMRC advisory panel rules that gold bullion cannot be used to reward

first_imgThe General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) advisory panel has ruled that it is not a reasonable course of action for organisations to reward their employees using gold bullion in order to avoid remuneration-associated tax payments.The GAAR advisory panel, which is an independent body within HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that deals with tax evasion and avoidance schemes, found that the only reason why employers would pay employees using gold bullion is to avoid tax payments, such as income tax charges, national insurance contribution (NIC) charges, and remuneration charges, including the associated PAYE and NIC charges. Using gold instead of cash for employee pay could also lead to a corporate tax deduction.The panel’s decision, published in an opinion notice on 3 August 2017, relates to the case of an organisation that sought to structure its reward so that it would not constitute remuneration, thereby avoiding the associated tax payments. The organisation in question rewarded its staff, referred to as Mr X and Mrs Y, by purchasing gold using organisation funds. The gold was immediately sold by the employees and payment with the gold provider settled by the employees in return for a director’s loan account credit in favour of the employees. Furthermore, a long-term obligation was created under which the employees were required in the future to pay the trustees of an employee benefits trust (EBT) an amount at least equal to the purchase price of the gold, plus indexation.The amount of gold in this case is worth approximately £300,000. HMRC maintains that there is no evidence to suggest that the employees’ commitment to fund the EBT will be met or that the obligation is genuine. The organisation and employees disagree with this viewpoint.The advisory panel said: “In our view the steps in this case involving gold are abnormal and contrived.“It is not abnormal for an employer to establish an employee benefit trust. The scheme of legislation for employee benefits recognises employers have a choice as to whether to reward employees direct or via an employee benefits trust. It is, however, abnormal for the obligation to fund an employer-established employee benefit trust to be fulfilled by its key employees.“In this case we can see no reason, other than for tax purposes, for the steps involving the EBT to include the assumption by the employees of the [organisation’s] trust funding obligation. Had the EBT been funded in the normal way by the [organisation] and the trustees lent funds to the employees, none of the [organisation], the employees or the EBT would have been in a substantially different economic or commercial position.“We are of the view that, taken together, the steps involving the EBT are abnormal and contrived.”In light of this decision, HMRC will be able to take action against employees and organisations who look to take advantage of gold bullion schemes.Andrew Constable, tax partner at accountancy firm Kingston Smith, said: “The GAAR was designed to hit the parts of the tax avoidance industry that other measures couldn’t reach; it has now started to earn its place in HMRC’s armoury. This decision against payments using gold will allow the taxman to use these provisions of last resort. It shows that GAAR has teeth. Anyone seeking to exploit loopholes in the tax legislation should mark and learn.”last_img read more

Sep
10

Blame Fortnite for making llamas the hottest toy this year

first_imgThis piñata made the toy world go llama crazy.  Mark Licea/CNET Llama tell ya, Fortnite is a big influence on toys.The popular battle royal game made its mark at this year’s Toy Fair in New York. The annual gathering of figurines and fuzzy playthings is something I’ve covered for the past seven years. I’ve cuddled with robotic pets and explored augmented reality worlds. I’ve flown new drones and got nostalgic over classic toys that get a modern makeover.But this year, among the gears and glowing screens, another tech influence emerged. An influence of online culture.  How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys Share your voice 88 Photos Tags Toy Fair 2019: Nerf Fortnite, Barbie turns 60 and more Toys and Tabletop Games Video Games Bridget Breaks It Downcenter_img Fashion dolls are designed as Instagram stars, packed with green screen and selfie stick accessories. Faces of YouTube influencers are plastered on packaging. Twitch streamers, like Fortnite master Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, are transformed into action figures and plushes. And then there are llamas. So many llamas.  Llama board games. Llama collectible figurines. Spitting llamas. Twerking llamas. Rainbow unicorn llamas. Experts point the finger at the game Fortnite, where a loot-filled llama piñata became an informal mascot of sorts.spitting-llamaMeet Spitzy the Llama, arriving this summer for about $25. Not the most refined robotic pet I’ve met. Bridget Carey/CNET As generations change, toymakers are changing their approach to how they weave in technology. Today’s 10-year-olds grew up in the age of the iPad and YouTube. So how does a tech company make a toy that can tap into this connected, screen-absorbed culture, while still embracing the magic of physical play? In this episode of Bridget Breaks It Down (embedded above), we explore that balance in the evolution of tech toys, and how internet culture invades playtime.  Comment Now playing: Watch this: 1 6:20 Fortnite Augmented reality (AR) Drones Instagram YouTube Twitchlast_img read more

Sep
6

Sehwags wife files cheating case against biz partners

first_imgNew Delhi : Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag’s wife Aarti has accused her business partners of forging her signatures to avail a loan of Rs 4.5 crore, police said on Saturday. Aarti Sehwag, a partner in SMGK Agro, alleged that her partners in the firm took a loan of Rs 4.5 crore from M/s Lakhanpal Promoters and Builders Pvt. Ltd, by forging signatures and later defaulted on payments. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us In her complaint, Aarti has alleged that the two partners influenced the other company by using her husband’s name. “It was alleged in the complaint that the accused did everything without any consent and knowledge of the complainant. The accused also forged the complainant’s signatures and later defaulted on payment,” said a senior police officer. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Both the accused had also issued two postdated cheques to the firm from which they took the loan. The firm then took the case to court following which the complainant came to know about the loan and later found out that her signatures have been forged, police said. “Following Aarti’s complaint, a case under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and investigation is underway,” the police officer said.last_img read more

Sep
5

Samsung set to launch gorgeous crimson Galaxy A30 on Flipkart this week

first_imgModelsGalaxy A50Galaxy A30Galaxy A10 3,400mAh 4GB RAM + 64 GB storage: Rs 19,9906GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 22,990 2GB RAM + 32GB storageNote: + expandable up to 512GB via microSD card Price Display6.4-inch Infinity-U full HD+ (1080x2340p) super AMOLED6.4-inch Infinity-U full HD+ (1080x2340p) super AMOLED6.2-inch Infinity-V HD+ (1520x720p) Samsung launched the mid-range smartphone Galaxy A30 along with A50 and A10 series mobiles in March. It was available in black and blue models, and now the company is all set to bring the radiant crimson-hued A30 this week.Official e-commerce partner Flipkart has confirmed the launch by hosting the Galaxy A30 Red webpage and the device is expected to be released on April 2. It will be offered in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 18,000. Samsung Galaxy A30 Red will be available on FlipkartFlipkart (screen-grab)The new Galaxy A30’s rear-side cover looks gorgeous in the lava shade with black accents around the camera module. Even the fingerprint sensor is a tad darker and blends well, exuding a premium feel and makes it visually appealing than the other two black and blue models.The new Galaxy A30 boasts top-notch photography hardware. It boasts dual camera of 16MP (F1.7) + 5MP (F2.2), including an Ultra Wide-angle lens. Samsung launches Galaxy A50, A30 amd A10 series in India.Samsung India Media KitSamsung phone sports an edge-to-edge 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U full HD+ display. With this, consumers will be assured to have an immersive experience, ideal for gaming, watching videos, multi-tasking and browsing. It also features a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back.It comes equipped with a powerful 4,000mAh battery and a 15W fast charging technology and the phone will come Exynos 7904 octa-core CPU, Android Pie OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage. It will be available in red, blue and black colours.Key specifications of Samsun Galaxy A50, A30 and A10:ModelsModelsGalaxy A50Galaxy A50Galaxy A30Galaxy A30Galaxy A10Galaxy A10ModelsDisplayGalaxy A506.4-inch Infinity-U full HD+ (1080x2340p) super AMOLEDGalaxy A306.4-inch Infinity-U full HD+ (1080x2340p) super AMOLEDGalaxy A106.2-inch Infinity-V HD+ (1520x720p)ModelsOSGalaxy A50Android PieGalaxy A30Android PieGalaxy A10Android PieModelsProcessorGalaxy A50Samsung Exynos 9610 octa-coreGalaxy A30Samsung Exynos 7904 octa-coreGalaxy A10Samsung Exynos 7884 octa-coreModelsRAM + StorageGalaxy A504GB RAM + 64 GB storage6GB RAM + 64GB storageNote: + expandable up to 512GB via microSD cardGalaxy A304GB RAM + 64GB storageNote: + expandable up to 512GB via microSD cardGalaxy A102GB RAM + 32GB storageNote: + expandable up to 512GB via microSD cardModelsCameraGalaxy A50Main: 25MP AF (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP FF (F2.2 aperture) 8MP FF (F2.2 aperture)Front : 25MP FF (F.2 aperture)Galaxy A30Main: 16MP (F1.7) + 5MP (F2.2)Front: 16P FF (F2.0)Galaxy A10Main: 13MP (F1.9)Front: 5MP (F2.0)ModelsBatteryGalaxy A504,000mAh-15W fast charging USB Type C chargerGalaxy A304,000mAh-15W fast charging USB Type C chargerGalaxy A103,400mAhModelsNetworkGalaxy A504G-LTEGalaxy A304G-LTEGalaxy A104G-LTeModelsAdd-onsGalaxy A50Dual-SIM, face unlock, on-screen finger print sensor, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung Pay, A-GPSGalaxy A30Dual-SIM, face unlock, capacitive finger print sensor, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung Pay, A-GPSGalaxy A10Dual-SIM, face unlock, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung Pay, A-GPSModelsColoursGalaxy A50White/Blue/BlackGalaxy A30Red/Blue/BlackGalaxy A10Red/Blue/BlackModelsPriceGalaxy A504GB RAM + 64 GB storage: Rs 19,9906GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 22,990Galaxy A304GB RAM + 64GB storage: 16,990Galaxy A102GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 8,490 ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9610 octa-coreSamsung Exynos 7904 octa-coreSamsung Exynos 7884 octa-core RAM + Storage4GB RAM + 64 GB storage6GB RAM + 64GB storageNote: + expandable up to 512GB via microSD card Main: 13MP (F1.9)Front: 5MP (F2.0) Main: 25MP AF (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP FF (F2.2 aperture) 8MP FF (F2.2 aperture)Front : 25MP FF (F.2 aperture) Add-onsDual-SIM, face unlock, on-screen finger print sensor, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung Pay, A-GPSDual-SIM, face unlock, capacitive finger print sensor, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung Pay, A-GPSDual-SIM, face unlock, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung Pay, A-GPS IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/0:40Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:35?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Main: 16MP (F1.7) + 5MP (F2.2)Front: 16P FF (F2.0) 4,000mAh-15W fast charging USB Type C charger Key specifications of Samsun Galaxy A50, A30 and A10: Battery4,000mAh-15W fast charging USB Type C charger Close Apple and Samsung Finally Reach A Truce 4GB RAM + 64GB storageNote: + expandable up to 512GB via microSD card ColoursWhite/Blue/BlackRed/Blue/BlackRed/Blue/Black Camera Network4G-LTE4G-LTE4G-LTe 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: 16,9902GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 8,490 OSAndroid PieAndroid PieAndroid Pielast_img read more