The knockout stages of Indian Premier League 2019 begins with a blockbuster clash. It’s one of the most intense rivalries in the nascent history of the T20 league. Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians or as Rohit Sharma puts it, the “El Clasico” of IPL.Interestingly, one of the two three-time champions will inch closer to their fourth title after Tuesday’s encounter at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Nonetheless, the luxury of having finished inside the top two spots gives the losing side an extra shot at reaching the final.When it comes to previews of any sport, tagging favourites is the ideal way to set a narrative. However, for Tuesday’s clash, it is safe to say, there isn’t any.Chennai Super Kings have been a formidable side at home over the years. Apart from MS Dhoni’s midas touch and a consistent core group, CSK’s ability to make best use of the conditions at home has been one of the major reasons for their success in the IPL over the years.Super Coach @SPFleming7 on how it’s not a league anymore, but one-off games and about the preparation in place for the Pride! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/U4I1bevqhFChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 6, 2019CHEPAUK CSK FORTRESS BUT NOT DURING MI INVASIONSIn the last 23 matches at home, CSK have won 19! Chepauk has certainly been a fortress for the Men in Yellow.However, 3 of their last 4 defeats at the MA Chidambaram Stadium have come against Mumbai Indians. In fact, Chennai haven’t beaten Mumbai Indians at home since 2010.advertisementMumbai Indians are the only team to have a positive head-to-head record against Chennai Super Kings in the history of IPL – 15:11. Moreover, MI’s record at Chepauk is sure to help raise a few eyebrows. In 6 IPL matches, MI have beaten CSK 4 times!Set the whistle clocks to 7:30 PM!Follow the matchday routine and cheer all the #Yellove you’ve got! Matchday it is! #WhistlePodu #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/mJYrJuggF1Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 7, 2019When Mumbai Indians last played at Chepauk less than two weeks ago, Chennai Super Kings were handed a 46-run thrashing in the absence of their skipper MS Dhoni, who was rested due to a back injury.Mumbai beat Chennai in their own game on the sluggish Chepauk pitch. Rohit Sharma hit his first fifty of IPL 2019, a well-paced 67 from just 48 balls to help MI post 155. The par total proved too much in the end for CSK as the visiting spinners put the brakes on CSK’s scoring rate and let their pacers enjoy the benefits. CSK were bundled out for 109.MI have headed to Chepauk with a lot of confidence. They have completed a double over CSK in IPL 2019 and will be hoping to make it 3-in-3 and secure a final berth. In fact, MI have beaten CSK in 6 of their last 7 meetings.MI thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders in their final league game to seal the top spot in the eight-team points table. On the other hand, CSK were handed a 6-wicket thrashing in Mohali against Kings XI Punjab but managed to hold on to their 2nd spot and make the Qualifier 1.Here’s to more badges of honour before the season ends #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvKKR @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/z7YAPRitkRMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 2019Odds are in favour of Mumbai Indians but that doesn’t make them favourites. There’s no better team when it comes to stepping up at the biggest moments in IPL than Chennai Super Kings.MS Dhoni’s men don’t rely a lot on numbers unlike their Tuesday’s opponents, who are known for their homework. As Dwayne Bravo revealed, CSK hardly do have meetings. In fact, their captain, Dhoni flew from Mohali to Ranchi and made use of the one-day break ahead of the high-profile match to cast his vote for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Kedar Jadhav getting ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2019 is a cause for concern as CSK don’t have enough established backup options at the middle-order spot. On the other hand, MI are likely to replace pacer Mitchell Mcclenaghan to bring in an extra spinner.There will be an army of yellow at the MA Chidambaram stadium stands cheering for the defending champions. However, even their most ardent fans will know it’s not going to follow a familiar script. What more can one ask for? It’s time to fasten our seat belts.advertisementAlso Read | Ashwin’s Mankading to Dhoni’s rage: Controversies that headlined IPL 2019Also Read | IPL 2019: Warner, Rabada and Russell chart-toppers after league stageAlso Read | My daughter was sleeping when I hit my fifty: Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Unpredictability while bowling against KKR did the trick for MI: Mahela Jayawardene
It’s been over a month since Asus announced the ZenFone 6 – its latest flagship smartphone globally. India Today Tech was able to have a brief hands-on with the device back then and it easily managed to amaze with its unique Flip Camera module. Asus at the time said that it will bring the Zenfone 6 to the Indian market and today, it will be commercially available in India. However, due to legal restrictions, Asus has changed its name and will be calling it the Asus 6z in India.The Asus 6z will be available exclusively on Flipkart as the teasers suggest. Technically, the Asus 6z is expected to be the same ZenFone 6 launched globally. Hence, it will carry over all the features and highlights of the device from the international version. The Asus 6z is expected to made available in at least three variants, with the base version sporting at least 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.The launch event will begin from 12:30 pm and Asus will stream it live on YouTube. You can watch it here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyyrNLDP7_A&feature=youtu.be)Asus 6z features at a glanceThe Asus 6z is primarily known for its Flip Camera module that helps Asus eliminate the display notch. The module houses a 48-megapixel the primary camera with the Sony IMX586 sensor and a secondary 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, both of which can be used as a front camera when required. The Flip Camera is controlled by a mechanized motor and Asus said that it has built several safety mechanisms to make it more durable.advertisementThe Flip Camera makes for a notch-less narrow-bezel display with a slim chin. The phone sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution. There’s a capacitive fingerprint sensor at the back. Like all 2019 flagships, the phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 chipset that comes with a choice of 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage. The phone also offers a triple card slot that can accommodate two SIM cards and a micro SD card at the same time. To keep the phone alive, it uses a 5000mAh battery with support Quick Charge 4.0. It also comes with a Smart Key that can be customised either to launch the Google Assistant or custom functions.Asus 6z expected India priceThe Asus 6z is aimed at this year’s flagship killer phones. In India, there are chances that Asus could price it competitively against the OnePlus 7 series. The base version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage could be priced closer to the OnePlus 7, i.e. under Rs 37,000. On the other hand, the prices for the top-end variants could reach the low-end variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro, i.e. close to Rs 50,000.ALSO READ: | Asus ZenFone 6 launched globally: Price, specifications, cameras and all you need to knowALSO READ: | Asus ZenFone 6 launched with innovative 48MP Flip Camera, Snapdragon 855: Starts from Rs 39,000ALSO READ: | Asus ZenFone ban case: Asus says it will resolve issue with court, sales remain unaffected
Hong Kong: All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence. The abrupt shutdown at one of the world’s busiest hubs came as the Chinese government signalled its rising anger at the protesters, denouncing some of the violent demonstrations as “terrorism”. The developments marked yet another dramatic escalation in a 10-week crisis that had already become the biggest challenge to Chinese rule of Hong Kong since the 1997 British handover. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USA crowd of protesters that authorities said numbered more than 5,000 descended on Hong Kong airport on Monday carrying placards and chanting slogans denouncing police violence at previous rallies. Although other rallies had been held over the previous three days, the airport authority said Monday’s one had caused significant chaos. “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today,” it said in a statement. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Other than the departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights that are already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today.” It warned that traffic to the airport was “very congested” and the facility’s car parks were completely full. “Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport.” At the airport, protesters held signs reading “Hong Kong is not safe” and “Shame on police”. They were responding to allegations that police were using increasingly violent tactics to suppress protests. Over the weekend police fired tear gas into subway stations. Protesters were also enraged at police apparently dressing in the black T-shirts worn by the pro-democracy movement to infiltrate the rallies and make surprise and violent arrests. Protesters responded on the weekend by hurling bricks and spraying riot police with fire extinguishers and water hoses. A government official said 45 people were injured in the clashes, including two who were in serious condition. Among them was a woman who suffered a serious face injury, reportedly after being hit by a bean bag round, with rumours circulating that she had lost her vision in the incident. Images of her lying on the ground with blood pouring from her face quickly went viral and featured on posters calling for new demonstrations. It was the 10th consecutive weekend that protesters have taken to the streets in a movement that began over opposition to a bill allowing extradition to mainland China. The protests have morphed into a broader bid to reverse a slide of democratic freedoms in the southern Chinese city. In Beijing, authorities slammed violent protesters who had thrown petrol bombs at police officers and linked them to “terrorism”. “Hong Kong’s radical demonstrators have repeatedly used extremely dangerous tools to attack police officers, which already constitutes a serious violent crime, and also shows the first signs of terrorism emerging,” said Yang Guang, spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council. “This wantonly tramples on Hong Kong’s rule of law and social order.”
New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday renamed the Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley stadium in memory of the late politician-cum-sports-administrator.In a glittering function, Home Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister’s family. DDCA also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after skipper Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderA short video and an animation film on Kohli’s journey from being an U-19 player to India captain was also shown. “When I decided to name a stand in honour of Virat Kohli, I told this first to Arun Jaitleyji. He told me this is a good decision because there is no better player than Virat in world cricket,” said DDCA president Rajat Sharma. Interestingly, the unveiling ceremony was held at the Weightlifting Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsBesides the family members of Jaitley, the gala evening was also attended by Sport Minister Kiren Rijiju, former sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, ex-skipper Kapil Dev and former India opener Chetan Chauhan, among others. “For Arun ji, cricket was his passion and life. He remained DDCA chief for 13 years and he played a great role in making the likes of Virat, Pant, Dhawan, Nehra, Sehwag as great players. All these players love him very much,” Sharma said. India’s 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil said: “Wonderful to have a stand in name of Virat. And whatever DDCA does for Arun Jaitley is not enough given his contribution.” Cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan also paid rich tribute to Jaitley. “Arun Jaitleyji was president for 14 years and I was vice president. He was our friend, guide. Whenever we needed direction, we would help us. The biggest help he did was to rebuilt the Kotla stadium. So befitting to name it in his honour,” Chauhan said.
VANCOUVER – Malaysian national energy company Petronas announced Tuesday it was walking away from the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, a massive liquefied natural gas development that was to be built in British Columbia. While the project received federal government approval, it also faced opposition from some First Nations and an environmental group that sought to squash the go-ahead in the courts.Here is what some people had to say about it:———“NDP comes to office in B.C., Petronas immediately cancels its $30B LNG investment, 1 of the largest planned foreign investments in CDN history… NDP politicians want huge, endless increases in government spending, but oppose & drive away the industries that can help pay for it.” — Jason Kenney, who is running to be the leader of the newly formed United Conservative Party in Alberta, in a series of tweets.———“Since the beginning it has been clear that the global marketplace does not support the LNG industry that the BC Liberals promised in their 2013 election campaign. Rather than doing the hard work required to strengthen and secure the economic opportunities already available in other sectors, the BC Liberals recklessly went all in on a single industry. They let opportunities for innovation and economic development in clean technology, the resource sector and other major B.C. industries fall by the wayside.” — Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green caucus, in a statement.———“This is good news all around, because this project would have lost money while fuelling dangerous levels of climate change. The sooner we move on from fossil fuel mega-projects to building the renewable energy economy, the better positioned we’ll be to thrive in the emerging low-carbon world.” — Keith Stewart, a senior energy strategist for Greenpeace Canada, in an email.———“Today’s decision by Petronas to cancel the Pacific Northwest LNG project sends a clear signal about the impact of the closed for businesses agenda put forward by the NDP government…. John Horgan’s activist NDP agenda is making it harder to do business in British Columbia. Massive carbon tax hikes will not be revenue-neutral and higher costs on flaring in the gas sector will make it more expensive to create jobs and do business in British Columbia.” — the B.C. Liberal Caucus in a statement.———“I think we need to be clear that British Columbia remains a player in the LNG sector and that I’ll be on the phone later today … with all of our LNG stakeholders to reassure them that this new NDP government is going to be working with them.” — Michelle Mungall, B.C.’s energy, mines and petroleum resources minister, at a press conference.———“Today’s announcement concerning the Pacific Northwest LNG project was a business decision made by the proponent…. We will continue to deliver for the energy sector, laying the foundation for its long-term, sustainable development and growth, which will maintain and create jobs while ensuring a cleaner Canada for future generations.” — Alexandre Deslongchamps, a Natural Resources Canada spokesperson, in an email.———“We are deeply disappointed that PNW will not go forward, as it means thousands of construction jobs will not materialize…. This is a significant lost opportunity that would have brought many benefits. Canada has to act faster to seize the opportunities that our responsible resource development industries can deliver.” — Chris Gardner, president of the Independent Contractor and Business Association of B.C., in a statement.———
In much of Africa, the prevalence of chronic hunger is an accurate barometer for the level of social instability, WFP Executive Director James Morris told the Security Council in a public meeting on food crises in Africa. “It does not matter whether that instability is caused by civil conflict, drought AIDS, poor governance, or any combination of those factors – hunger almost always comes with it,” he said. Setting the stage for the Council’s debate, Mr. Morris opened his briefing by quoting a recent plea made by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo: “A hungry person is an angry person. It is in all our interests to take away the cause of that anger.”Chronic hunger in the African countryside spurs continual rural to urban migration. The existence of at least some basic services acts as a lure, and, with the very likely possibility that waves of AIDS orphans will head to major cities as antiretroviral drugs become more widely available, unemployment, social disintegration and urban crime are sure to rise.With projections for urban population growth in sub-Saharan Africa among the highest in the world, at a certain point capacities of municipal governments will be stretched to the limit and social demands will not be met, which may aggravate internal political and social tensions, especially among competing ethnic groups perhaps not accustomed to sharing the same political space.Mr. Morris urged international donors to devote more attention helping governments bolster safety nets in booming cities like Nairobi, Lagos and Lusaka, and called on African governments to invest in agriculture and other sectors to encourage Africans to remain in the countryside.Mr. Morris, who is also Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, singled out that region as particularly vulnerable and deserving of international attention. The HIV/AIDS pandemic was now beginning to take its toll not only in lives lost but also by undermining the capacity of devastated communities to produce food and educate their children, he said. “In 2003, alone, Lesotho lost a third of its health workers and 15 per cent of its teachers,” he said, adding that AIDS has claimed the lives of nearly 8 million African farmers – more farmers than there are in North America and the European Union combined.Mr. Morris went on to highlight some positive signs for Africa, such as its home-grown New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), greater cooperation within the continent on famine relief, Bob Geldof’s revival of “LiveAid”, and the G8’s recent debt relief initiative.But much remained to be done. “In 2000 at the Millennium Summit, every nation here made [the pledge] to halve hunger and poverty. It is time we began to show progress and with that, build peace and security in a troubled continent,” he said.
(Stock photo: FreeImages.com) by Ian Campbell Posted Jan 28, 2016 4:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Everyone needs to do more to close gender gap in workforce: local businesswoman On the 100th anniversary of women first being allowed to vote, a local businesswoman says she’s alarmed by results of a new study that shows while women are moving up in the workplace, it’s not as much as they should be. The second annual “When Women Thrive” study, done by consulting firm Mercer, found women make up only 35 per cent of the average company’s workforce at the professional level and higher. Talent Network executive director Nicole Jelley told 660 NEWS, it’s up to everyone to do more to close the gender gap. “We just don’t seem to get any traction or to make any dent. And this is a conversation that’s been going on for a long time,” Jelley said. “I can’t but ask the question, how is this industrial revolution going to move forward if we don’t engage a significant portion of our population.” She added, this is impacting our national future as an economy, and it’s time for politicians to address this now. The report looked at almost 600 organizations in 42 countries, and included a total of 3.2 million employees. It looked at companies in the energy and financial sectors, as well as post-secondary institutions.
THREE TEACHERS UNIONS have said they will ballot for industrial in the wake of the rejection of a new public sector pay deal earlier this week.The executives of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), and the country’s largest teacher union, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) have decided to ballot members for action up to and including strike.The decision came following a meeting of the three executives in Dublin today with each union to conduct their own ballot among members starting next month.In a joint statement the unions said that industrial action will be triggered in the event that the government imposes unilateral pay cuts through legislation as has been suggested.“Teachers have already taken a 14 per cent reduction in pay and have delivered additional work and substantial savings under the Croke Park Agreement,” Pat King, the general secretary of ASTI, said today.“Young teachers, many of whom find themselves in precarious employment situations, have had inferior terms and conditions imposed on them in a most inequitable manner.”INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan said any move to impose pay cuts will be “strongly resisted up to and including strike action” while TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said that the unions would take “whatever industrial action is necessary.”Read: Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cutsRead: Gilmore won’t say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts
IRAQI HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit today.As part of a government offensive to retake the predominantly Sunni hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein from Sunni militants led by the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Iraqi military launched its push to take back Tikrit. The area is said to be a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government. Tikrit is one of two major urban centers that fell to insurgents earlier this month during their lightning offensive across the country’s north and west.TikritThe insurgents appeared to have repelled the military’s initial push for Tikrit, and remained in control of the city on Sunday, but clashes were taking place in the northern neighborhood of Qadissiyah, two residents reached by telephone said.Muhanad Saif al-Din, who lives in the city center, said he could see smoke rising from Qadissiyah, which borders the University of Tikrit, where troops brought by helicopter established a bridgehead two days ago. Iraqi army being deployed outside a village near Dallah Abbas north of Baqouba. Source: APHe said many of the militants in Tikrit had deployed to the city’s outskirts, apparently to blunt the military attack.Military spokesman Qassim al-Moussawi told reporters today that the military was in full control of the university and had raised the Iraqi flag over the campus.“The battle has several stages. The security forces have cleared most of the areas of the first stage and we have achieved results,” al-Moussawi said. “It is a matter of time before we declare the total clearing” of Tikrit.A provincial official reached by telephone reported clashes northwest of the city around an air base that previously served as a US military facility known as Camp Speicher.He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief the media. Smoke rises during a military operation to regain control of Dallah Abbas north of Baqouba, the capital of Iraq’s Diyala province. Source: APJawad al-Bolani, a security official in the provincial operation command, said the US was sharing intelligence with Iraq and has played an “essential” role in the Tikrit offensive.“The Americans are with us and they are an important part in the success we are achieving in and around Tikrit,” al-Bolani told The Associated Press.TroopsWashington has sent 180 of 300 American troops President Barack Obama has promised to help Iraqi forces. The US is also flying manned and unmanned aircraft on reconnaissance missions over Iraq.Meanwhile, a top Iranian military commander said Tehran was ready to send in any type of military assistance the Iraqi government forces need, including drones.“Iran will never spare any help in any field that Iraq needs, even drones. … We are waiting to help them, in case Iraqi officials ask,” the deputy head of Iran’s armed forces, Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, told the Iranian state-run Arabic-language station, Al Alam TV.None-Arab and mostly Shiite, Iran has been playing the role of guarantor of Shiites in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. It has maintained close ties with successive Shiite-led governments since the 2003 ouster of Saddam Hussein, a Sunni who oppressed the Shiites.U.S. officials said Iran has been flying surveillance drones in Iraq, controlling them from an airfield in Baghdad. A top Iraqi intelligence official said Iran was secretly supplying the Iraqi security forces with weapons, including rockets, heavy machine guns and multiple rocket launchers.Iraq’s government is eager to make progress in Tikrit after weeks of demoralising defeats at the hands of the Islamic State and its Sunni allies. The militants’ surge across the vast Sunni-dominated areas that stretch from Baghdad north and west to the Syrian and Jordanian borders has thrown Iraq into its deepest crisis since US troops withdrew in December 2011.The government received a boost in its battle with the militants with the arrival in Baghdad late Saturday of five Sukhoi 25 warplanes purchased second hand from Russia. The aircraft is designed to provide close air support to ground forces and to destroy mobile targets.Read: Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes… but it might not have any pilots to fly them>
Mars has two moons, but they don’t have much in common with Earth’s moon except that they orbit a planet. Curiosity spends most of its time scanning the Martian surface, but NASA couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture a particular event for the first time. Pointing its camera upward, Curiosity captured a 41 image series that shows one of Mars’ moons eclipsing the other.The images were taken with the telephoto-lens of Curiosity’s Mastcam instrument on August 1st. Prior to the event, NASA scientists realized the moons were going to cross paths shortly after the rover woke up to transmit data back to Earth. That made it simple to snap the photos without delaying any experiments. Although, the images had to wait a few days to make it through the upload queue as more important images were sent home. NASA apparently doesn’t take the cool-factor into account when assigning priority.The still photos were stitched together to create a video of the event. The video shows the larger moon, Phobos, passing through the frame and in front of the smaller moon, Deimos. Both moons orbit much closer to Mars than our moon does to Earth, so despite its small size, you can pick out details on Phobos’ surface. Phobos would look roughly half the size of Earth’s moon in the Martian sky, though it is only 1% the size of the moon (about 6.9 miles across).Phobos and Deimos are far too small to become spherical — they’re essentially asteroids that have been captured by Mars. It doesn’t matter that they’re not very big, or very round. Curiosity filmed a video of an alien eclipse, and that’s pretty cool.
Short URL You’re just putting the back of your hand against a terminal. If you’re in the kind of environment where you’re commuting back and forth to work, authenticating yourself at turnstiles, at office doors, in taxis all throughout the day, it’s perfect.In fact, many retailers in Sweden simply don’t accept paper money, due to negative interest rates on cash which make depositing notes and coins a costly effort. The country’s central bank is now pushing for other European countries to adopt the same approach.Bought in? Hear more in the latest episode of Future Stories. The new episode is live right now: Buy your coffee in the blink of an eye (literally): Here’s the future of paying for things We’re moving more and more quickly toward a cashless society. Hear more in our new podcast. 37 Comments Share11 Tweet Email4 18,735 Views Monday 18 Mar 2019, 8:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/4542180 Image: Shutterstock/TheJournal.ie FUTURE STORIES IS a monthly podcast from TheJournal.ie and Volkswagen. This month, we’re looking ahead to the future of paying for things.It’s time to do the weekly food shop. You sit down on the couch, strap a VR headset on, and browse the aisles of your local supermarket.Or maybe you feel like getting out of the house, so you head to the supermarket in real life, load up on groceries, and walk out. No need to queue at the checkout – the scanners can tell exactly which items you have in the trolley, and your payment implant means you can pay with the wave of a hand.It may sound far-fetched, but this kind of future is closer than you’d think. In Sweden, more than 4000 residents have microchips implanted into their hands, meaning they can pay for food and travel, or get through office doors, without fumbling for a card.Cashless society“It’s nothing more than piercing an ear and putting a tiny radio transmitter, essentially, under your skin,” says Bruce Burke in the latest episode of Future Stories. He’s the founder of #PAY Symposium, a US conference dedicated to the future of the payments industry. Image: Shutterstock/TheJournal.ie Source: Journal Media/SoundCloudListen to it on Soundcloud here. Or click-through to be taken to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Audioboom.Goodbye woofs and meows, hello doggie translators: Here’s the future of being a great pet owner> By Paula Lyne Mar 18th 2019, 8:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A total of 139 suspects were detained, of whom 33 were arrested, during a massive police operation in the Peloponnese this week.Some 270 suspects and 180 vehicles were searched during the campaign, which was aimed at fighting crime in the Laconia and Corinthia regions.Most suspects were arrested because they were not in possession of the proper residence papers.Other charges included drug possession, receiving stolen property and electricity theft.Suspects were expected to face a prosecutor. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The recent pledge to close the Amygdaleza detention centre in Northern Athens indicates a vast differentiation between Greek and Australian detention policies.Greece’s humanitarian stance towards asylum seekers is drawing attention to Australia’s own stance on the issue. Greece’s government has pledged to end a number of issues faced by asylum seekers in Athens, including inadequate food supplies, over crowding, hunger strikers, riots and even the deaths of four people since the centre’s opening in 2012. Deputy Interior Minster Yannis Panousis’ decision to close the centre came after a visit to the centre revealed the tragedy that lay within. Mr Panousis expressed his “shame, not as a minister, but as a human being” at the condition of the centre. “We are done with detention centres,” Panousis affirmed as he made an urgent call for centres to be closed “immediately”. While Greece was working on changing its human rights record, Australians marked the year anniversary of the death of 23-year-old asylum seeker Reza Berati in the Australian run Manus Island detention centre.Prime Minster Tony Abbott reiterated that all asylum seekers without proper documentation will have their claims for refuge rejected.Source: Junkee Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Fellow Residents:On Saturday, May 4, 2019, I respectfully urge all of you to come out and participate in Wilmington’s Annual Town Meeting. The 2019 Annual Wilmington Town Meeting will take place in the Joanne M. Benton Auditorium at Wilmington High School, and will commence at 10:30 a.m. As in years past, we will be making a concerted effort to start the meeting on time and, in accordance with the Town of Wilmington Inhabitant By- Laws, Chapter 2, Section 19, we need a quorum of one hundred and fifty (150) voters in order to start the business of Town Meeting. Thus, I ask that you please arrive at such a time, and in such a manner, so as to allow for a 10:30 a.m. start time. I thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation.As Town Moderator, I aim to foster a fair, transparent and efficient Town Meeting. In an effort to familiarize the townspeople of Wilmington with the happenings of Town Meeting, I created a handout relative to Town Meeting information and procedures. The handout has been posted to the Town’s website and it will be available when you check in at Town Meeting. The handout is aimed to more fully inform Town Meeting attendees as to what Town Meeting is and how it operates. While the handout is not exhaustive by any means, I believe that the information provided therein is aimed at my overall goal of fostering fair, transparent and efficient Town Meeting assembly. If attendees are more familiar with “why” and “how” things are happening, I believe they can better navigate the debate and discussion on any given issue.Town Meeting is the most pure, direct and inclusive form of the democratic process. However, Town Meeting is not truly representative unless we have an assembly that consists of a cross section of our residents/voters. While our quorum is 150 voters, we should strive to increase attendance to numbers that more appropriately represent our Town. That being the case, the Board of Selectmen and myself will be forming a Town Meeting Review Committee that will examine our current practices and approach to Town Meeting. It is my hope that the Town Meeting Review Committee will come up with ideas aimed at improving our Town Meeting process and increasing attendance. If you would like to be considered to serve on the aforementioned Committee, please contact me at email@example.com.Your participation in our Town Meeting shows your dedication to Wilmington, and moreover your dedication to your neighbors and friends who will join you in attendance on May 4, 2019. In order to foster a productive environment, I ask that all those attending Town Meeting to conduct themselves with proper decorum and that you treat your fellow attendees with the utmost respect, even in cases of disagreement.I respectfully ask that you carefully review this warrant booklet before attending Town Meeting. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with the warrant articles will allow you to better follow the meeting and will further allow for more fluid, informed discussion. I cannot stress enough the importance of making informed votes at Town Meeting; each and every vote taken up on May 4, 2019 will have a profound effect on the direction of our town. Your attendance at Town Meeting is crucial to ensure that all votes are a true and accurate reflection of the voice of the townspeople of Wilmington.Sincerely,Robert G. Peterson, Jr.(NOTE: The above letter was shared to residents via Town Hall’s website.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER: Town Moderator Encourages Voters To Attend Town Meeting On May 5, Provides Helpful HandoutIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Town Moderator Jim Stewart Endorses Rob PetersonIn “Letter To The Editor”TOWN MODERATOR CANDIDATES DEBATE: Peterson & MacDonald Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”
Born on Nov. 13, 1718, John Montagu was a British diplomat who received his education at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Before that, in 1729, as a 10-year-old boy, he succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, as the Earl of Sandwich. The title was created in 1660 in recognition of the achievements of Admiral Sir Edward Montagu, who later became Baron Montagu. His great-grandson John served as First Lord of the Admiralty and as Secretary of State for the Northern Department throughout his life and came to be remembered as the man who sponsored Captain James Cook’s exploration voyages, who in exchange named the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in honor of him. Apparently, he is also the man the famously convenient food is named after.John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.“Sandwich” has referred to meat (or anything of personal preference really) arranged in between slices of bread since the 18th century in Europe.The practice of placing bread below or around food, or simply using it for scooping something up, has been found in countless cultures predating the 18th century.John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-1779) – Oil on canvas (from left: Dr. Daniel Solander, Sir Joseph Banks, Captain James Cook, Dr. John Hawkesworth, and John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich)Digging deep, the first written usage of the English word can be found in Edward Gibbon’s journal, who referred to “bits of cold meat” as a “Sandwich,” yet using it to describe the sandwich we all love today is found in the satirical travel book A Tour to London; Or New Observations on England and its Inhabitants, penned by the French travel writer and observer Pierre-Jean Grosley.Edward Gibbon was an English historian and writer celebrated for writing The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published in six volumes.In this satire, Grosley wrote about John Montagu’s bad gambling habits, among his many other vices, describing him as a relentless gambler. If Montagu was on a streak, he would not leave the table for hours, eating only food brought on request in order to stay alive.Oftentimes when hungry, he would order his valet to bring slices of meat tucked between two pieces of bread to his table, allowing him to continue playing cards and fill his stomach at the same time, without the need to use a fork. By doing so, he was keeping the cards clean, and not greasy as they inevitably would be if he was to eat the meat with his bare hands.This habit came to be well known among his gambling friends, so very soon others began to order “the same as Sandwich,” thus giving birth to the “sandwich” much appreciated today.Salmon Cream Cheese Sandwiches. Author Katrin Morenz from Aachen, Deutschland – CC BY-SA 2.0Eight men, evidently Government contractors, sit around a table smoking and drinking. Author Library of CongressThis story is a bit debatable, considering that Grosley was taking a satirical stance on things when writing his memoirs. There is another story, though, found in the writings of Nicholas A. M. Rodger, Sandwich’s biographer. He states that the commitments Sandwich had to the Navy as First Lord of the Admiralty, serving as the Secretary of State for the Northern Department in the government of George Grenville, meant that the most often than not, he had to eat at his working desk.Read another story from us: Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich was Peanut butter, banana and baconIn his views, the first “sandwich” and countless after it were probably eaten by the Earl at his work desk due to his lack of time to eat proper aristocratic meals. This theory is a more praise-worthy approach to things.
Advertisement Johnny Manziel has been in a public downward spiral since his exit from the NFL. He spent the better part of 2016 facing rumors of drug addiction and legal trouble stemming from domestic violence allegations by his former girlfriend.For most part, Manziel has been defiant on social media, and has appeared emaciated and spaced out when spotted in public. The next Manziel headline most are expecting to see is him dead in a hotel room.Well, 2016 is over, and today, Johnny Football took to Twitter to publicly apologize for his behavior and express his intention to do better this year.In a series of tweets, Manziel admitted he acted like “douche” in 2016, and was candid about his missteps. He used the hashtag #LostInTheSauce. He also said he’s not charging for selfies at the Super Bowl.Haven’t been this happy in a long time man. I appreciate all the people in my life who reached out during the truly rough patches in ’16— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 19, 2017 Check out more from The Herd Now. No lie.. I was a douche in 2016 I’m just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 19, 2017When a radio station tweeted that Manziel’s account appeared to be hacked, Manziel clarified it wasn’t. JFF replied, “Nah. Admitting is the first step.”Nah. Admitting is the first step https://t.co/xyMTqNpnGH— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 19, 2017Hopefully Johnny can get things figured out. He’s right, admitting is the first step.
The biggest hotel in the world is being built in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a remarkable structure that will rise out of the desert and apparently contain 10,000 rooms, helicopter pads and convenience for the Masjid al-Haram.Abraj Kudai, a hotel with 10,000 rooms, covering 1.4 million square metres, will cost USD 3.5 billion to build and is scheduled to open in 2017. Funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance and designed by Dar Al-Handasah, the hotel will feature its own shopping mall, convention centre, food court, bus station, and several rooftop helipads where boarders can land instantly.A ring of 12 towers will rise from a podium just over two kilometres from the Masjid al-Ḥaram, Mecca’s holy mosque. Out of them two towers will be providing five-star amenities, but 10 of them would have provided only four-star accommodations. It would be the dream resort for every year’s Mecca visitors.According to Dar Al-Handasah architects, due to its unparalleled size, height as well as distinguished location, exposure and architectural style, the building appears as a striking landmark with a profoundly modern multi-functional identity relating to both the Saudi locality and the Islamic universality of its expected users.
Vistara has now offered its renowned service to travellers bound to and from Kolkata. With effect from early June, the cultural capital, Kolkata will be directly connected to Delhi via double daily flights offering convenient same-day return options in both directions and onward via Delhi to other destinations such as Chandigarh, Goa, Kochi and Srinagar.The airline has also announced the introduction of daily non-stop flights between Delhi and Kochi, to commence in the same month.Flights are now open for sale through the airline’s website www.airvistara.com, mobile apps of iOS and Android, airport ticket offices, OTA, and travel agents.Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara, said, “The City of Joy, Kolkata, encapsulates the essence of modern India as a key commercial and educational centre that attracts a large number of business visitors and tourists from India and around the world. With the addition of Kolkata in Vistara’s network and introduction of direct flights between Delhi and Kochi, shortly after the launch of Jammu, Srinagar, Kochi and Chandigarh, Vistara’s footprint in India continues to grow at a rapid pace further enhancing the base of airline’s loyal customers.”With these additions, the airline will be operating a schedule of 455 flights per week, a 44% increase from 317 flights a week that it operated at the beginning of the year.Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Vistara, added, “We are confident that travellers on our new flights will welcome the opportunity to enjoy the quintessential Vistara experience that includes exceptional service from cabin crew trained by Singapore Airlines, three cabin classes of service to choose from, exceptional on-time performance, and complimentary meals and beverages in an ambience that evokes an international airline more than a domestic one.”
Police have charged a 54-year-old divorced man in Limassol because he allegedly abandoned his two underage daughters because his ex was not home when he brought them back after spending the day with them.Reports said the man had spent Boxing Day with his two daughters but when he returned them home their mother was absent.He reported the issue to police who told him to wait for the mother to return. However, he allegedly dropped off the girls near a police station and told them to go and report their mother.The man was arrested later on and charged, expected to face court at a later date.It followed another incident in Limassol last week where two mothers, 37 and 34, were arrested after leaving their three underage children alone on Christmas, under the supervision of a 13-year-old.The pair were arrested after the 13-year-old called the police and reported them for leaving him, his 10-year-old brother, and a six-year-old friend on their own.The children were put in the care of the welfare office. Reports said police were also looking into possible domestic violence incidents. Their 34-year-old mother is facing charges relating to domestic violence and abandoning minors under the age of 16.The women were brought before court, which set a trial date for January 25.They were forced to surrender their travel documents and report to a police station on a frequent basis.You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndo‘Enosis or death’, ‘taksim or death’.UndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Cypriot businesses are adequately prepared for Brexit, even a no-deal Brexit, according to the General Director of the Employers and Industrialists Federation (Oev) Michalis Antoniou.In statements to CNA in view of Brexit developments, Antoniou said: “We are prepared to an adequate degree and we do not expect any particular difficulties,” adding that the first days however are always difficult in any transition.On the repercussions Brexit will have on Cyprus’ economy, Antoniou said this would depend on the devaluation of the Pound Sterling, as well as the extent to which the British economy shrinks and for how long.These are the great challenges neither Cyprus nor the EU can do anything about, he pointed out.Antoniou said that if there was a rise in unemployment in Britain and a reduction of household available income, then Cyprus’ economy would be affected, despite the fact that most of the products exported from Cyprus will have zero tax for a while.He added that Cypriot businesses and industries are constantly looking for new markets to export their products or services to.Regarding tourism from Britain, Antoniou said efforts were being made to attract quality tourism from other countries, with emphasis on the German market at the moment.Antoniou expressed hope that the scene would clear soon because prolonging uncertainty was not good for businesses.You May LikeLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndoEditorChoice.comIf You See Square Waves In The Ocean Get Out Of The Water ImmediatelyEditorChoice.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola