5 held in connection with killing, gang rape off Yamuna Expressway

first_img The police came to know through media reports that the woman suspected the role of neighbours and detained the men late on Thursday night, said Jewar Police Station in charge Rajpal Tomar.According to the police, the woman later clarified that she named the neighbour(s) out of sheer anger. With this set of neighbours, the police have figured out a property related dispute between the two families.On the progress of the probe thus far, the police said the gangs active on the Yamuna Expressway and adjoining areas remained the prime suspects for them.“We will get a final statement recorded before the magistrate on Saturday,” added Mr. Tomar.Several teams are probing the incident that took place in a field alongside the road linking Jewar to Bulandhahr, barely 1.2 km off the Yamuna Expressway. A scrap dealer was shot dead and the four women were gang-raped by a group of six men. They also allegedly took away cash and jewelleryThe special task force officers were not available for comments. ‘They pulled the trigger and silenced him’ A special task force of the police on Friday afternoon picked up five men for questioning in connection with the gunning down of a man, gang rape of four women and alleged robbery in a field off the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Thursday. Police had detained the five for questioning on Thursday night, but let them off later.  Initially, police said, the five were questioned because one of the women told media that she had identified three of the six assailants as her neighbours. She, however, retracted the statement a day later.The FIR that was registered on the statement of one of the men in the vehicle in which seven others, including the women, were travelling said the suspects were stranger to them and the women could recognise them.Also Readlast_img read more

Over 15,000 people relocated in Gujarat

first_imgAfter Saurashtra, its now the turn of the North Gujarat region to bear the brunt of incessant rainfall. Heavy flooding in several areas has forced the State authorities to shift people out of low lying areas. Several hundred stranded people have been rescued.On Monday, the authorities relocated more than 15000 people in North Gujarat districts, mostly in Banaskantha, to safer areas. The NDRF, Air Force, BSF and the Army were joined by other agencies in the rescue of more than 500 stranded people.The State continues to be on high alert as the meteorological department has forecast more rains. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani conducted two aerial surveys and held meetings with officials. He also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation. He asked the district administration to accord top priority to rescuing people stranded in flood waters and shifting those in low lying areas.Meanwhile, the continuing rainfall affected the rescue work of the Indian Air Force. Many of its choppers could not take off and those that did were forced to return to the base.A Defence aircraft loaded with relief material and food packets had to return due to heavy rains in the target areas in Banaskantha district. The district administration has sounded a high alert and advised people not to venture out. Schools and colleges have been asked to to remain closed on Tuesday.Seven persons have died in ran related incidents since July 20, while the death toll since the beginning of monsoon has touched 72.Trains cancelledThe Ahmedabad-Delhi Rajdhani Express has been cancelled due to the break-down of tracks in Palanpur. The Agra Express has also been cancelled.last_img read more

Half of Earth’s water formed before the sun was born

first_imgGood news for hunters of extraterrestrial life: Water may be more widespread in planetary systems than previously thought. A team of researchers studying the origin of the water in our solar system has concluded that up to half of it formed before the sun itself was born—that is, in the cloud of dust and gas that was the progenitor of our solar system. If water can form in abundance in such clouds, then it may be found everywhere.Our solar system is awash with water. Apart from Earth, water is found on the moon, Mars, Mercury, comets, and the icy moons of the giant planets. But where did it come from? Water is known to form in the clouds of gas and dust of the interstellar medium (ISM) from which planetary systems coalesce, but is it destroyed when the newly formed sun starts pumping out heat and light, only to be formed again later? Or does that primordial water survive star formation and remain around us today?To answer that question, a team led by astronomer L. Ilsedore Cleeves of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, focused on deuterium, a heavy form of hydrogen that was created in the big bang along with normal hydrogen. There are about 26 deuterium atoms for every million hydrogen atoms across the universe, but it is six times as prevalent in the water on Earth and in other solar system bodies. Scientists conclude that when the water formed, the reaction creating deuterium-rich “heavy water” was slightly faster than the one creating normal water, so the proportion of deuterium in water increased.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)But that enrichment of deuterium happens only under certain conditions: It has to be very cold (only a few tens of degrees above absolute zero), plus you need oxygen and some sort of ionizing radiation to get the reaction going. All of those things are available in the ISM. The ionizing radiation there is cosmic rays, particles from distant sources that zip through space at high speed. And astronomers have observed water in the ISM that is highly enriched in deuterium, so that could be source of the solar system’s water.Still, there’s a question mark over whether this interstellar water could survive the violence of the sun’s birth. To find out, Cleeves and her colleagues sought to determine whether the same water-forming reactions could have occurred after the sun’s formation, in the protoplanetary disk of gas and dust from which planets form. Such a disk would offer low temperatures and an oxygen supply just as the ISM does, but would there be enough ionizing radiation?The team constructed a detailed model of the chemical processes creating water in a protoplanetary disk. Much of the cosmic rays are fended off by the young star’s magnetic field and particles streaming out from the star, but there are other sources of radiation: x-rays from the star and short-lived radionuclides in the disk. As the researchers report online today in Science, those sources of radiation just don’t produce heavy water fast enough. “We found that heavy water didn’t form in any abundance over a million years,” Cleeves says.In fact, the team estimates that as much as 50% of the water now on Earth may have existed since before the birth of the sun 4.5 billion years ago. And that’s good news for other planetary systems. The conditions in the ISM are far more uniform across space than those in protoplanetary disks, so it’s likely that there is water everywhere waiting for planets to form. “As the number of confirmed planetary systems increases, it’s reassuring that … water is available,” Cleeves says.“This is a very interesting result. We’ve been debating this for years, whether or not the ices have an interstellar heritage,” says astrophysicist Karen Willacy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. She says that other groups have tried to model the collapse of clouds in the ISM into planetary systems to see if ice would survive, but “with various results, that don’t always agree,” Willacy says. “This is much more simple approach, just using the chemistry which is well understood.”last_img read more

Tripura to set up museum to showcase R.D. Burman’s work

first_imgThe Tripura government on Saturday announced that a museum to showcase the work of celebrated music composer R.D. Burman would be built. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb conveyed the decision to singing icon Asha Bhosle, wife of the maestro.He requested her to inaugurate the museum after its completion. “I have also invited her to Tripura, land of Pancham da (as late R.D. Buram was popularly known) on behalf of the 37 lakhs people of the State,” Mr. Deb said.“Ashaji accepted the invitation.”Commitment to artsThe Chief Minister said his government was committed to promote the art and culture in every possible way.Members of the Tripura royal family, R.D. Burman and his celebrated music composer father S.D. Burman paid only a few visits to the State in their lifetime owing to the busy engagements in Bollywood.last_img read more

LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag

first_imgLeBron James interacts with Jimmy Alapag’s son Ian Maximus during the Strive for Greatness tour. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLeBron James has returned to the Philippines for the third time on Saturday and in the eyes of Philippine basketball icon Jimmy Alapag, this speaks volumes for the NBA superstar’s appreciation for this country.“The fact that he came here to Manila to share some brief moments with everyone here at home…I think he understands how passionate we are about the game of basketball,” said Alapag Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena as James wrapped up another showcase before Filipino fans.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 ‘Putting in work, believing in yourself’ still keys to LeBron James’ success Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It would’ve been James’ fourth tour in the country had his “Battle the Doubt Night” show in 2016 pushed through.But much like his in two previous visits, James once shared the floor with up-and-coming stars and national team members in a brief exhibition game for the “Strive for Greatness” show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlapag, one of the key Gilas players in the last decade, showed he can still duke it out in the parquet floor—against one of the best NBA players ever no less—even a year into retirement.Saturday night was extra special, though, as he got to play again with his batch’s Gilas Pilipinas squad that include Ranidel de Ocampo and LA Tenorio, among others. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What made it more special was being with my Gilas brothers because you know these guys are family for life,” said Alapag.But he also got to bring his real family with him to the bench to meet the King.His eldest child Ian Maximus, who has the same second name as LeBron’s youngest son Bryce, even got to keep LeBron’s arms sleeves.“My son will have to grow into it because it’s a little big right now and I’m just glad my kids could be here to experience it with me,” said Alapag.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Athletes in the ‘Zone’ at CWG Village

first_imgThe term ‘Games Village’ is a bit of a misnomer for the place where athletes are lodged during their stay in the Capital. It is a city in its own right.There is no facility or convenience one cannot find inside its premises and visitors can spend their whole free time in the International Zone of the Village.For those on their first trip to India in particular, it is no less than an eye- opener.Not surprisingly, the area remains full of people throughout the day. It is also a place where friendships develop and old acquaintances are revived.The handicraft store is never short of visitors, who seem to have taken a deep liking to the items on offer. “I like the stuff in the store very much. It is very exotic,” 14- year- old Charlotte Carey, a table tennis player from Wales, told Mail Today on Thursday.Charlotte, accompanied by two of her teammates, bought a pair of bracelets and seemed quite proud of her newest possessions.Traditional Indian handicrafts present a special charm for people coming from far- off lands and Kevin Coulter is no different.The general team manager of the Norfolk Island contingent was very interested in the goods that are on display. “These are very fascinating items. I am just surveying the stuff and may buy something a few days later,” he said, while inspecting a small decorative item made of alabaster.Coulter did not hesitate in enquiring about the material used for making the handicrafts. The store is run by the Central Cottage Industries Emporium.advertisement”We receive a lot of visitors everyday but sales are not so heavy at the moment. The visitors mostly just inspect the items on sale. May be the sales will pick up in the coming days,” Ashwani Arora, the manager of the store, said.Another favourite hangout for athletes seems to be the Shahnaz Hussain Beauty Salon. After all, who doesn’t want to be pampered? Mail Today found Indian hockey players Gurbaj Singh and Sarvanjit Singh having a haircut, while some foreign female athletes were enjoying a manicure session.”It’s an off day for us today so we decided to relax and enjoy ourselves,” Sarvanjit said.The official merchandise store has a wide array of stuff on show and also offers the famous ( or infamous) vuvuzela, known for the cacophony of noise it made during the FIFA World Cup earlier this year in South Africa.”They are priced at Rs 250 per piece,” Aisha Bhagat, the store manager for Premier Brands, said. “The most popular items among the athletes are the jugs and sippers.” The official t- shirts also seemed to find favour with a lot of athletes.The transactions were not without some hitches, though.”Most of the foreign visitors come with the currency of their own countries, while we can only accept payment in Indian rupees.After selecting some item, they may have to go to the bank to convert the currency or to withdraw money from the ATM,” Aisha said.No wonder the Central Bank of India outlet at the International Zone seems to draw one of the biggest crowds.The convenience store has virtually everything that can be of daily use on offer. “The soft drinks and colas are going off the shelf at a fast rate,” an attendant at the store said. “Detergents are also selling fast.” However, there was one item which did not see much sale.”The condoms at our store are hardly finding any buyers as there is a free dispenser just down the alley,” the attendant said.last_img read more

Nothing for common man in govt’s Lokpal draft: Team Anna

first_imgAnti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday demanded that the entire government machinery be brought under the proposed Lokpal Bill to protect people from corruption.Hazare said that while the government was reluctant to bring its entire machinery under Lokpal, it had brought 4.5 lakh NGOs under it.”Not all NGOs are clean, but can anyone deny that the NGOs have done work that even the government wasn’t able to?” he asked.Hazare termed corruption as worse than terrorism emanating from Pakistan and accused the UPA government of being insincere in fighting it.”The RTI Act has helped exposed scandals, such as the Adarsh and CWG scams. But the guilty haven’t been sent to jail. An effective Lokpal Bill is needed to ensure that.”Hazare also demanded that the CBI be brought under the purview of Lokpal to effectively fight corruption.”The CBI isn’t able to book the guilty as it’s under the government’s control,” Hazare said a day after unsuccessful final negotiations between the government and civil society representatives of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee.”As the government has gone on its promises, we are ready for the second freedom movement,” said Hazare, who has announced a fast-unto-death from August 16 at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar over the Lokpal bill.”What we are proposing is not a parallel government,” Hazare said, adding, his next movement would draw a bigger support across India than witnessed on April 5, when he went on a fast over the issue of the anti-corruption ombudsman.On Tuesday, after the last round of meeting, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal had said Team Anna wanted to run a “parallel government”.advertisementThe two sides came up with their own versions of the Lokpal Bill draft and Hazare vowed to go ahead with his anti-corruption stir beginning from August 16.Activist Kiran Bedi called the government’s draft of the Lokpal Bill a “hoax”. “There is nothing for the common man in it,” she said.For more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Deccan Chargers’ owners reject lone bid

first_imgA huge question mark hung against the debt-ridden Deccan Chargers’ future on Thursday after the owners of the Indian Premier League franchise rejected the lone bid they received. Now, the BCCI will decide the franchise’s fate on Saturday.The Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) rejected the bid from the Hyderabad-based film production house PVP Ventures, owned by Potluri Vara Prasad. PVP, also the producers of the new Kamal Haasan-starrer Viswaroopam, reportedly bid Rs 900 crore for the franchise.A lenders’ consortium, led by ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and Axis Bank, could come into play now, after reportedly petitioning the BCCI that it should be allowed to run the franchise for at least one year. DCHL owes a reported Rs 4,000 crore to many lenders.DCHL, which had bought the franchise for $107 million at an auction in 2008 before the first edition of the IPL, rejected the bid as it reportedly didn’t like the terms of payment.”The bid that was received by DCHL met the BCCI’s eligibility and suitability criteria. The bid was then reviewed by DCHL who, in its discretion and with no role being played by BCCI, rejected the bid on the basis of the payment terms offered by the bidder,” said a BCCI statement.Though there were reports of media mogul Kalanidhi Maran of Sun TV evincing interest in buying the team, the network has denied them. Later, some prospective bidders, including the RPG group, too backed out. What could have deterred them was the issue of having to clear the massive dues owed by the current owners.The tender was floated on September 6 by DCHL, under the aegis of BCCI, and the process was monitored by the Bombay High Court-appointed MD Narvekar.The IPL governing council will discuss all options on Saturday when it meets in Chennai to decide on the future course of action. Floating of a new tender cannot be ruled out, though BCCI president N Srinivasan declined to comment, saying that it was an issue between the Board and DCHL. “The franchise is on (it exists). The BCCI has issued a notice to the franchise to clear certain defects. We have given them some time, but that is between BCCI and the franchise,” he told reporters.”One bidder was eligible from the BCCI’s point of view. But after opening the price bid, Deccan Chronicle decided that the price as well as the terms of payment was not acceptable. So, they rejected the bid.”On Saturday, there will be as many four BCCI meetings. Apart from the IPL governing council, the working committee and marketing committee will also meet to tackle all possible situations. A special general body meeting has also been called the same day.The process begins with the governing council, and if it takes any decision, it will have to be ratified by the working committee and possibly the general body.Deccan Chargers has not been able to pay salaries to its players and coaches for the 2012 IPL held in April-May.advertisementlast_img read more

Robin Catalan eyes KO win over hometown bet in ONE Jakarta card

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño But he knows it won’t be easy with a determined Catalan standing in his way.“We have always been training to utilize all aspects needed in mixed martial arts, whoever the opponent is. We prepare ourselves to be in any type of position – good or bad, as we do not train based solely on our analysis of our opponent,” said Rahardian.“However, I am familiar with his strengths, which are in his technique. He is one of the well-rounded athletes on ONE Championship’s roster.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas for Adrien Broner fight Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Robin Catalan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTORobin Catalan hopes to build on to his decent campaign in 2018 this year beginning on Saturday against Indonesian bet Stefer Rahardian in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta, Indonesia.Catalan (8-4) went 2-1 last year and he’s looking to open the new year with a bang.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think there’s equal amount of pressure for the both of us,” Catalan said. “I just need to follow the game plan that we have. I’m hoping to win by knockout this time around.”The 28-year-old Catalan also said one of his goals this year is to be a more well-rounded fighter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I still want to improve my grappling and wrestling,” said Catalan. “Those are areas that we, as a team, feel that we lack, so that would be our focus for the year.”Rahardian, meanwhile, wants no more than to snap out of his funk, having lost his last two fights. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bradley Rocked, but Wins Bout and Belt

first_imgCARSON, CA — Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title.Bradley (32-1-1) controlled most of his bout against the previously unbeaten Vargas, but the former two-division champion was hurt by a hard right that nearly knocked him down. The fight went on as Bradley recovered somewhat, but referee Pat Russell apparently stopped the fight 10 seconds early, thinking the 10-second warning was the bell to end the bout.Bradley won 117-111, 116-112 and 115-112 on the scorecards, bouncing back from a winless 2014 — but not before a wild scare at the end.Russell appeared to be deciding that the bout was over by stoppage when he stepped in, and Vargas’ corner went into a wild celebration. Carl Moretti, the vice president of Bradley promoter Top Rank, went up to Russell immediately to find out what happened, and Russell said he thought the 10-second warning was the bell to end the fight.The veteran referee was booed by the StubHub Center fans. Bradley acknowledged he was hurt by the overhand right, but said he would have survived the final 10 seconds.The bout was Bradley’s first fight at the famed outdoor ring south of Los Angeles since his 2013 brawl with Ruslan Provodnikov in which he overcame a concussion from the first round and survived a knockdown in the closing seconds to win a unanimous decision.“I don’t have to defend anything,” Bradley said. “He landed a great shot, he hurt me, but I would have finished. Come on, I survived Provodnikov.”Vargas (26-1) said he could have won the fight if he had those 10 seconds. During Bradley’s in-ring interview, Vargas demanded a rematch.Vargas, the WBA light welterweight champion, knew he was stepping up in weight and class against Bradley, one of the world’s top pound-for-pound fighters with victories over Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. But Vargas struggled against Bradley’s furious pace at the start, constantly attacking with multiple combinations and making him pay with counters.Vargas tried to keep up but was sorely behind in landing punches. At the end of the first and fourth, Bradley staggered Vargas. By the fifth, Bradley drew blood from Vargas’ nose.The fight was for the WBO belt that Floyd Mayweather said he would vacate after beating Pacquiao in May. But Mayweather has balked at relinquishing the belt, and the WBO has demanded Mayweather declare his intentions by July 3.If he relinquishes, then Bradley would go from interim champion to world champion.It was the fifth time Bradley has won a championship belt. He won the WBO welterweight title twice, the WBC light welterweight belt twice and the WBO 140-pound belt once.Bradley and his wife, Monica, who also is his manager, recently had their fifth child, and Bradley said he wants each kid to have his or her own championship belt in their Christmas photo.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

All I see is people dying, says creepy Alexa forcing Echo speaker owner to disconnect her

first_imgAlexa has done some really creepy things this year. From laughing like a crazy maniac to sending a recording of a private conversation to one the owner’s contacts. And now Alexa has added another incident to the list. Amazon’s virtual digital assistant recently spooked its owner saying that all she sees is people dying.According to a report by the UK Metro, earlier this month, 30-year-old Shwan Kinnear from San Francisco was walking from his kitchen to his living room when Amazon Echo burst into life and said, “Every time I close my eyes, all I see is people dying.”Kinnear, who had received Amazon Echo as a Christmas present back in 2016, told the English daily that he had Amazon Prime on his TV paused when the virtual digital assistant delivered a creepy statement followed by a long silence. However, when he asked Alexa to repeat the statement, she did not understand.He further said that while Alexa spoke in her normal voice the incident was so sudden that he had no time to record it. Kinnear further said that he uses the smart speaker occasionally to watch weather report and sports news, however now, he is considering to disconnect the device permanently. “I don’t use much integrated home tech. I have a lot of other tech stuff. Computers, gaming, so on. But my house is about 80 years old so a lot of the integration doesn’t work,” he told the English daily.As mentioned earlier, this is not the first incident when Alexa’s eriee “behaviour” has spooked its owners. Back in May this year, Alexa recorded the private conversation of a couple in Portland, United States via an Echo Dot smart speaker and sent it to the husband’s colleague all the way in Seattle. The incident was later confirmed by an Amazon spokesperson who issued a clarification saying that the virtual digital assistant must have misunderstood the conversation for a command.advertisementALSO READ: Alexa secretly records private chat of husband and wife, sends it to a random contactIn yet another incident which took place back in March this year, Alexa broke out into a loud cackle via Echo speakers all of a sudden. The incident was reported by many users over various social networking platforms following which Amazon released a statement that it was working on fixing the bug.last_img read more

Moto G7 Power to go on sale from today: Price, Specifications and everything else you need to know

first_imgAfter announcing the seventh generation Moto G in Brazil last week, Motorola will be putting the Moto G7 on sale in India from today. The handset, which is supposed to be the latest midrange entry in Motorola’s India lineup, will be put on sale via online and offline channels in the country. The G7 Power is one of four models in the G7 series and focuses on delivering a long battery life. The handset is expected to go on sale from Rs 13,999.The G7 Power offers a big 5000mAh battery and joins the Moto One Power in Motorola’s India lineup to offer Android handsets with long battery life. The G7 Power also gets modern features such as a notched display and a glossy rear body. The handset will compete with popular smartphones from the sub-Rs 15,000 segment in India, such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Nokia 5.1 Plus.Moto G7 Power specificationsThe Moto G7 Power grabs highlights with its 5000mAh battery. Motorola claims that the G7 Power will be able to deliver up to 60 hours of endurance at a time. Also, the G7 Power gets the 15W TurboPower fast charging as standard. Motorola claims that one can charge the battery for 9 hours of usage within 15 minutes.It sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution with a notch on top. It also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera and is powered by a Snapdragon 632 chipset. The Indian variant gets 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. As with previous Moto G series phones, the G7 Power will come with a nearly stock Android interface. The G7 Power will run on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences out-of-the-box.advertisementMoto G7 Power price and availabilityThe Moto G7 Power will go on sale in India at a price of Rs 13,999. The handset will only sell in one variant in India with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Indian variant will only sell in the black variant.Moto G7 Power competitorsThe Moto G7 Power will compete with the likes of Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 also offers a big 5000mAh battery but comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset with at least 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Samsung’s Galaxy M20 also comes with an equally big 5000mAh battery and offers a more desirable waterdrop notch display and a dual camera setup. From Motorola’s own stable, the Moto One Power also offers a 5000mAh battery but is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset and gets the Android One treatment with the latest updates before any other device.ALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play unveiled, to start from Rs 19,000 approximatelyALSO READ | Exclusive: Moto G7 Power will sell at a market price of Rs 13,999 in IndiaALSO READ | Moto G7 Power will be cheaper offline, will come in Ceramic Black onlylast_img read more

12 days agoWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man City

first_imgWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull has hailed the impact of two-goal Adama Traore for victory at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “Adama Traore’s finishing was top-class as well.”He has had a lot of criticism during his time at the club, with people saying it’s all 100mph with him – too fast.”He took his goals absolutely brilliantly, though. He slotted them away like a true goalscorer. Some might think they were easy finishes. Trust me, they weren’t.”Traore could have fluffed his lines and smacked the ball into the row Z, but he knew where he wanted to put the ball and placed it past the keeper with confidence both times.”Raul Jimenez set each of them up, of course, and I thought he was excellent as well, constantly making himself available.”It was a delight to see him run at the City backline and take on Nicolas Otamendi in the build-up to Traore’s first. It’s something we expect to see from Diogo Jota, not Jimenez.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Remembers Crew Of Edmund Fitzgerald On 40th Anniversary Of Shipwreck

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Today is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior off the coast of Michigan. The ship’s entire 29-man crew died in the tragedy. It’s a haunting historical event for many who live in the area. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has already admitted that his favorite song is Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” which is a tribute to the captain and crew of the ill-fated ship. This afternoon, Harbaugh tweeted out a link to Lightfoot’s song as a way of remembering those who perished in the storm 40 years ago. Remembering the captain and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald today. God Bless You and Yours! https://t.co/OZl3bMYWuy— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) November 10, 2015Harbaugh truly is a Michigan Man, in more ways than one.last_img read more

College Football Player Hit By A Car On Sunday

first_imgAn interior view of the Arkansas RazorbacksFAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 17: UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters do a flyover before a game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas State Bobcats at Razorback Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Bobcats 42-3. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)A college football player has been released from the hospital after getting hit by a car on Sunday.Arkansas announced today that redshirt freshman Jordon Curtis was struck by a vehicle on Sunday night while attempting to cross the street near the football facility.The Razorbacks’ head coach, Chad Morris, released the following statement:“We’re very fortunate, and our thoughts and prayers will be with him and his recovery,” Morris said. “He will not be around this week, but is doing good. We’re very, very, very fortunate. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”Arkansas Online had more details:According to UAPD, officers were dispatched to the scene at 5:26 p.m. Sunday. The officer reported that Curtis was bleeding from a wound above his right eye, but was able to answer cognitive questions about his date of birth and hometown. An ambulance transported Curtis to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.The driver of a blue 2007 Hyundai Veracruz was issued two citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk and for speeding too fast for conditions. The report states that four witnesses observed the driver never hit his brakes, but the driver stated he tried to stop but was unable to avoid hitting Curtis.The vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damage to the windshield, according to the report, and was towed.Curtis was a three-star recruit in the 2017 class. He’s an Oklahoma native.last_img read more

Rain gods bring smiles light showers to continue across DelhiNCR this week

first_imgNEW DELHI: Heavy rain lashed Delhi and the NCR on Tuesday with monsoon remained active as it passes through its normal position over north and central. The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered official for the city, received 12.6 mm rainfall till 8.30 am. The Palam Observatory received 38.5 mm rainfall. Humidity was recorded at 97 per cent. On Monday, the national capital recorded a low of 27.2 degrees Celsius and a high of 37.4 degrees Celsius. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi has recorded just 1.2 mm of rain against the 30-year average of 49.3 mm — a shortfall of 98 per cent — in August so far. The city gauged 199.2 mm rains in July, which is five per cent less than the long-term average of 210.6 mm. Forecaster Skymet Weather’s Vice President Mahesh Palawat said that the monsoon turf has moved to North India and the weather will continue to remain the same till Wednesday, following which it will move to South India. “The rains will be back in the national capital from August 12 onwards,” he added. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe regional met centre forecasts moderate to light rains across Delhi-NCR this week with heavy rains at isolated places. The cloudy skies and the humid conditions are likely to induce warmer than actual ‘feel-like’ conditions in the capital, especially during the night time. The strong winds forecast during the day time may provide some respite. “Further, by August 7, the axis of Monsoon Trough will once again shift southwards due to the formation of a Low-Pressure Area that would be travelling to the central parts of the country. Due to this movement, the weather of Delhi and NCR area will once again go dry, however, isolated pockets may continue to get rain. Another spell of rain is expected around August 11 or 12” observed the Skymet weather forecaster.last_img read more

4 on trial over theft of huge Canadian gold coin from Berlin

first_imgBERLIN — Four young men have gone on trial over the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum.The “Big Maple Leaf” coin, worth several million dollars, was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017.Three men, identified only as Wissam R., Ahmed R. and Wayci R., are accused of stealing the coin during the night using a wheelbarrow to haul it away.The fourth suspect, Dennis W., worked as a guard at the museum for a private security firm and is accused of scouting out the scene.German news agency dpa reported the four men, aged between 20 and 24 years, went on trial Thursday in Berlin district court.Investigators believe that the suspects cut up the coin and sold the pieces.The Associated Presslast_img read more

FSIN gets into the Christmas spirit by giving harvested meat to families

first_imgLarissa BurnoufAPTN NewsIn the spirit of Christmas, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is giving back to people living in urban centres in Saskatchewan.More than 900 kilograms of traditional meat harvested in the province is being donated to several organizations and families.lburnouf@aptn.calast_img

Owaisi confident of 4th win from Hyderabad BJP Cong allege he indulges

first_imgHyderabad: Development work and a strong connect with people will help him retain the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat for the fourth time, believes AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, even as the BJP and the Congress claim he will lose for his divisive politics and “goondaism”. The constituency, which is traditionally an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) stronghold and won by Owaisi since 2004, has six assembly segments, and five of these were won by the party in the 2018 Telangana polls. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The BJP has again fielded J Bhagwant Rao, who had lost to Owaisi by over two lakh votes in the 2014 polls, from the seat, while Congress’s Feroz Khan, who unsuccessfully contested the 2018 assembly elections, is trying his luck from the constituency. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has fielded Puste Srikanth.But, Chief Minister and TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao has kept it no secret that the party is backing Owaisi, whose support it is counting on in the remaining 16 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K In total, there are 15 candidates in the fray from the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat. Meeting people at their homes, padyatras and organising interactions and meetings, especially with young voters and students, are the backbone of Owaisi’s campaign in the parliamentary constituency. The party is seeking votes on ‘hamare kaam ki buniyaad par’ (on the basis of their work) and is confident of a win from the seat, said Asaduddin, who is being accompanied by his brother and AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi on his campaign trail. “Paidal dauras (campaigning on foot) has been the AIMIM’s way through which we communicate our performance as representatives, and learn from our constituents on what more can be done,” he said With my MPLAD expenditure, my focus has always been on investing in our children’s future, their health, education and well-being, Asaduddin said, adding, “I am contesting this election on my record, and a lot more needs to be done and Inshallah I’ll work towards it”. Both the Owaisi brothers are targeting the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a number of issues, including the February 14 Pulwama terror attack and the ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ (I, too, am watchman) campaign. The AIMIM, whose election symbol is ‘kite’, has maintained a firm grip on the minority voters-dominated constituency by winning the seat since 1984.The party’s former chief and Asaduddin’s father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi got elected six times consecutively from Hyderabad. BJP candidate Bhagwant Rao, who secured over three lakh votes in 2014 general elections, alleged that the AIMIM is not a secular party and accused it of being a “destructive” force. People will support the BJP as they want to see Modi as prime minister again, he asserted. Last time there was booth capturing in minority-dominated areas, Bhagwant Rao said, adding that poll and police officials should be alert, and take necessary measures to ensure free and fair elections. “The Majlis (AIMIM) does not even have a manifesto. Their manifesto is only instigating people in the name of religion. The BJP will carry out comprehensive development of the Old City, if it wins. The Hyderabadi voters are keen to support the strong leadership of PM Modi”, he said. The Hyderbad Lok Sabha constituency lacks civic amenities and dispensaries, and hospitals in the parliamentary seat do not have proper facilities, Bhagwant Rao said. “AIMIM leaders divide people and instigate minorities and take their votes. They have acquired huge wealth,” he alleged. But, Asaduddin, who is supporting Chandrasekhar Rao’s idea of promoting a non-BJP and non-Congress front, said the public wants the TRS to win in the 16 Lok Sabha seats in the state and the AIMIM to be victorious on the Hyderabad seat. Congress’s Feroz Khan said the competition for the seat is between his party and the AIMIM as the BJP has fielded a “dummy” candidate. He claimed that the people want to bring about change and said the Congress is the alternative. “For 40 years the AIMIM spread only darkness and god willing’, the Congress will bring the sun to drive away this darkness,” he said, alleging that the AIMIM wins elections by indulging in “goondaism, rowdyism and through bogus votes”. “Our effort is to stop it and to take up an agenda of development among the people,” said Khan, who is hopeful that people will bless him with a win on the Hyderabad seat. Only the Congress can ensure BJP’s and Modi defeat, he said. However, a section of voters said Asaduddin’s victory is certain and it will be an one-sided election again in Hyderabad.last_img read more

TimorLeste takes over further security responsibilities from UN

At a ceremony in Dili, the capital, presided over by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Deputy Special Representative Takahisa Kawakami and Timorese Secretary of State for Security Francisco da Costa Guterres, the National Police (PNTL) resumed responsibility over the Police Intelligence Service, the seventh police entity that the UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) has handed back.“The Government of Timor-Leste and UNMIT are implementing the resumption process in a gradual manner, district by district, unit by unit,” the mission said in a news release. “Assessments of further districts and units are conducted by joint teams comprising representatives of the Government and UNMIT, including PNTL and the United Nations Police (UNPol), using mutually agreed criteria.”PNTL has already resumed responsibility in four districts – Lautem, Oecusse, Manatuto and Viqueque – as well as for the Police Training Centre and the Maritime Unit.UNMIT, set up in 2006 to replace several earlier missions in the small South-East Asian country that the UN shepherded to independence in 2002 after it voted to separate from Indonesia, currently has some 1,550 police and 30 military liaison officers on the ground. The impoverished country is also receiving assistance from several UN humanitarian agencies. Today, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that it would be able to expand support to food security in Baucau district until 2011, thanks to €600,000 in funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).The Baucau project seeks to increase the variety, quality and quantity of food produced by the communities living around the Seiçal River, and to promote the progressive transition from subsistence farming to a more market-oriented approach to production.At present over 2,000 families are benefiting from the project, which focuses on integrating production of staple crops (cereals and tubers), legumes and vegetables and small livestock by supplying farming seeds, tools and animals along with training and new adapted technologies. 18 December 2009The United Nations handed over further policing responsibilities to Timor-Leste today as part of the gradual transfer of the security functions it assumed in 2006 after dozens of people were killed and 155,000 others – 15 per cent of the population – were driven from their homes in an eruption of violence in the newly independent country. read more