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first_imgRory McIlroy has announced he will play at least seven events in early 2018 in a busy build-up to the U.S. Masters, where he will attempt to complete the grand slam of major titles in April.McIlroy said on his website (www.rorymcilroy.com) that he would start his campaign with two European Tour events in the Middle East in January — the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and Dubai Desert Classic.The Northern Irishman will then switch his focus to the PGA Tour in the United States, where he will contest five tournaments in six weeks, starting at Pebble Beach in February.His schedule, notably, includes no mention of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, which falls in the middle of his busy stretch.All of the events will be part of his preparation for the April 5-8 Masters at Augusta National, an event he needs to win to complete the modern grand slam of all four majors.Former world number one McIlroy is currently having an extended break from competition after an injury-hampered 2017 during which he did not win a tournament anywhere in the world for the first time since 2008.The four-times major winner also sacked long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerald and replaced him with close friend Harry Diamond, who is expected to stay on the bag, according to media reports.McIlroy, 28, has slipped to 10th in the world rankings.He faces an important season as he attempts to keep pace with the wave of young talent such as Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka, who all won majors this year.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgDefending champion Roger Federer extended his unbeaten run on grass to 20 matches by defeating American qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6(1) 7-5 on Saturday, and set up a Halle Open final with young Croatian Borna Coric.The pair exchanged early breaks in overcast conditions before top-seeded Federer stamped his authority by winning the tiebreak 7-1, ending Kudla’s 10-set winning streak this week.Playing his eighth match in less than two weeks, the 36-year-old Federer seemed clearly fatigued but showed great mental strength to save five break points in the second set.A lapse of concentration from Kudla in the 11th game allowed Federer to grab the only break point on offer before the Swiss served out the match in just under an hour and a half.”Denis has played an excellent tournament and made it difficult for me,” Federer said. “So I am of course very glad to have made it.”Nine-time Halle champion Federer has reached his 12th final on German grass, and will next face 34th ranked Coric, who will make his first final appearance of the season.The 21-year-old Coric, who defeated second seed Alexander Zverev earlier this week, advanced after playing just five games of his semi-final against Robert Bautista Agut.The Spaniard was forced to retire after an unfortunate slip, with Coric serving at 2-3.Federer, who must win a record-extending 10th title in Halle to remain at the top of the world rankings, holds a 2-0 head-to-head advantage over Coric.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Durga ChakravartyNew Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Talents coming from a non-Bollywood background and standing on two feet in the industry gain more respect from the audience, says actress Amyra Dastur. Daughter of a doctor and a businesswoman, Amyra belongs to a Parsi family. She made her acting debut in Bollywood with “Issaq” in 2013 and was later seen in Hindi films like “Mr. X”, “Kaalakaandi” and “Kung Fu Yoga”. She also featured in Tamil and Telugu movies like “Anegan”, “Manasuku Nachindi” and “Raja Gadu”. Asked if she feels the industry is tougher for an ‘outsider’, Amyra told IANS in an e-mail interview from Mumbai: “Getting that debut film is definitely harder than someone who has got a known last name. I mean some star kids don’t even audition… I think one gains more respect from the general public as well when you have no ties to the film background and manage to stand on your own two feet in this industry.”The 25-year-old actress said she went through over 30 film auditions and got rejected until she finally managed to bag her debut film “Issaq” in 2013. “Then there’s the survival aspect which again is definitely harder for someone who is not a part of the industry. If your first film does badly, there’s no guarantee of the second film. There’s no one to shield you from the dark side of the industry either. But I feel that’s why outsiders are stronger mentally as well.”You just have to be. Only you can take care of yourself and only you can push yourself to do better and work harder and make someone believe in your talent,” she said.Talking about the pressures of being an actress, Amyra said: “What aren’t the pressures of being an actress? Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. It has been my one and only dream but it’s scary. There’s a certain lifestyle and image one has to live up to or face the criticism which is quite harsh and cruel.”But times are changing, she said.”People are becoming more accepting. One doesn’t have to be a size zero any more or ridiculously fair or tall. Women in the industry are voicing their opinions more and change is definitely occurring,” she added. On the work front, Amyra has several films in her kitty, including “Mental Hai Kya”, “Made In China” and “Rajma Chawal”.For director Leena Yadav’s “Rajma Chawal”, which will release on Netflix, Amyra is sporting a side-shaved look. Was she apprehensive about partly shaving her head?”I was really excited about this look. We shaved it a month in advance to see how it would look and if any changes needed to be incorporated once it was done. I didn’t tell my parents about the look, I just showed up once it was done and they freaked out in the best way possible,” she said. The actress said her mother was a little apprehensive but her father cracked up in laughter. “I got used to it and forgot it was even there. So when people in Delhi would stare at me, I’d scream and be like — ‘Kya dekh rahe hain? (What are you seeing) and they’d say, ‘Madam nice hairstyle’ It would be quite entertaining for people around me,” she added.(Durga Chakravarty can be contacted at durga.c@ians.in)–IANSdc/rb/mradvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThis, though, is the anything-can-happen World Cup. Messrs Hansen, Gatland, Schmidt and Cheika could all have a surprise hidden up their track-suited sleeves but it would not surprise me if England and South Africa, as in 2007, turn out to be the last two sumo warriors left standing in Yokohama on 2 November. While the Boks currently look strong, Jones could yet enjoy the last laugh. Share on Twitter Hide The reasons for this state of flux are threefold. Firstly there is the unfamiliar stage itself. Not a single member of England’s 31-man squad, for example, has ever played a senior Test in Japan, even if several of their coaches know it well. The humidity and changeable weather conditions could be a factor, particularly if more big typhoons blow in. Not for nothing have many nations been focusing as intently on their players’ fitness as ever before.Then there is the ongoing tackle height conundrum. Concussion awareness has advanced significantly and any contact with the head and neck, regardless of malevolent intent, now risks severe sanctions. As the All Blacks lock Scott Barrett discovered against South Africa last month, one impulsive false move can have major ramifications. This could be a World Cup with a Billy Ocean-style theme: red cards spell danger, not just for individuals but for all concerned.On to this same disciplinary knife-edge can also be ladled the significant extra pace and power now spread across the majority of competing squads. Teams such as Fiji, Japan and the US Eagles – airily dismissed as Tier 2 nations by many – will bite someone on the backside at some point and tales of the unexpected can be reliably predicted. Share via Email Quick guide Rugby World Cup roll of honour Show New Zealand are bidding to win the World Cup for the third successive time but their buildup has not gone entirely smoothly this year. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images South Africa rugby team Twitter Eddie Jones leaves no stone unturned in preparation for the unexpected Was this helpful? features Thank you for your feedback. Facebook Already South Africa have given them a hurry-up by winning the Rugby Championship and the All Blacks will fly in with more question marks hanging over them than normal. No one is suggesting they are not genuine contenders but their opening pool game against the Springboks will be highly instructive. The Boks will start the tournament hard and fast and could easily puncture many casual assumptions from the outset.And if Rassie Erasmus’s powerful pack do make an early impact, who is to say they cannot go all the way? The mind drifts to 2007 when, as now, they did not arrive as obvious favourites. All that changed after they pulverised England 36-0 in the pool stages at the Stade de France, with a certain Jones having jumped aboard as a special consultant just a few weeks earlier. They went on to win the final, again at England’s expense, with a shell-shocked New Zealand bowing out in the quarter-finals. Share on WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Since you’re here… Ireland rugby union team The finals1987 New Zealand 29 France 9 Eden Park, Auckland, NZ1991 Australia 12 England 6 Twickenham, London, England1995 South Africa 15 New Zealand 12Ellis Park, Johannesburg, SA 1999 Australia 35 France 12Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales2003 England 20 Australia 17Telstra Stadium, Sydney, Aus 2007 South Africa 15 England 6Stade de France, Paris, France 2011 New Zealand 8 France 7Eden Park, Auckland, NZ 2015 New Zealand 34 Australia 17 Twickenham, London, England Top points-scorer (all time) – 277Jonny Wilkinson England (1999-2011)Most points in one tournament – 126Grant Fox New Zealand (1987)Most points last time round – 97Nicolás Sánchez ArgentinaMost points ever: team – 2,302New Zealand (next: Australia – 1,645)Most points by a team in a single match – 145New Zealand 145 Japan 17 (1995)… also, from the same match: biggest hauls …Most points: Simon Culhane New Zealand – 45Most conversions: Culhane again – 20Most tries – individual: Marc Ellis – 6However, biggest winning margin … 142Australia 142 Namibia 0, 2003… also the most tries by a team in a single match – 22Most tries (individual) – 15Bryan Habana South Africa & Jonah Lomu New ZealandMost tries in a single tournament – 8Bryan Habana South Africa, 2007Jonah Lomu New Zealand, 1999Julian Savea New Zealand, 2015Most tries (team) – 311New Zealand (next: Australia – 209)Most conversions – 58Dan Carter New ZealandMost penalties and drop goals – 58 and 14Jonny Wilkinson – 58 penalties, 14 drop goalsMost drop goals in a match – 5Jannie de Beer South Africa v England 1999Most matches played – 22Jason Leonard England & Richie McCaw New ZealandMost tackles (individual) – 225Richie McCaw New ZealandMost tackles (team) – 4,020Australia (next: France – 3,862)RWC record attendance – 89,867Ireland 44 Romania 10 (Wembley Stadium, 2015)Host nations eliminated in group stages – 2England, 2015Wales, 1991 (co-hosted with England, Scotland, Ireland and France) Topics There is a similar air of unpredictability this time. Would you put your mortgage on New Zealand topping their pool or both Wales and Australia breezing past Fiji? Anyone with the faintest knowledge of Fiji’s twin attacking powerhouses Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova knows the irresistible damage they could inflict. Then there is the host nation, lurking in the same pool as Scotland and Ireland. Japan will be competitive, relentless and motivated, at the very least.Much will depend on the avoidance of ruinous injuries but one ray of hope for the European challengers could lie in the increasingly important aerial battle. Few are better at regathering a high ball than Wales’ Dan Biggar and even fewer can land a cross-kick on a sixpence more reliably than George Ford. South Africa may have a monster pack and a trio of outstanding 9s but their back three might not be entirely watertight beneath a well-directed greasy ball.The same charge could be levelled at England’s composure under pressure when opponents stand up to their dynamic power game or pin them back in their own half. Their second-half meltdown against Scotland at Twickenham cannot be entirely dismissed as incidental and Jones has also had his forgettable moments. Not every player who has had dealings with England’s single-minded head coach has loved the experience.But how many fans care about popularity versus their team winning a World Cup? The blunt truth is that Jones’s England have precious little to beat in comparison with the last two ill-fated campaigns. In 2015 the hosts were out of their own World Cup after just over a fortnight. Eight years ago they ended up mired in more off-field hassle than the other 19 teams combined. When people wonder why expectations of England are not currently sky-high, they have short memories. Six Nations grand slam winners Wales will build their World Cup challenge on an exceptional defence. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters Share on Pinterest Add it all together and the staid, the ponderous and the tentative will be insufficient. What works on the slower, cooler tracks of the northern hemisphere is not necessarily guaranteed to pay dividends in the land of the rising scrum. Among those to have reached that conclusion appears to be Eddie Jones. Not so long ago he was still backing Chris Robshaw, Dylan Hartley, Mike Brown et al, hoping they had one last sweat-soaked hurrah still in them. Latterly he has changed tack and may well field his so-called “kamikaze kids” – Tom Curry and Sam Underhill – in the same back-row. It makes sense: if referees clamp down harder on illegal clearouts at the breakdown, specialist, energetic ball clampers will grow even more essential.Which brings us to the wider question of who, from a tightly-bunched pack, is best equipped to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. A brief glance down the All Blacks forwards roster reinforces the sense there is no clear, runaway ante-post favourite. If Brodie Retallick was fully fit things might be different but the world’s best lock may not be sighted before the knockout stages. In his absence New Zealand’s pack looks mortal, which is the only encouragement their rivals ever need. Ireland top rankings after Wales are worn down and suffer fly-half blow Facebook Read more New Zealand rugby union team Wales rugby union team … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. For all that I still think they are good enough to reach the last four and, perhaps, go further still. To do so, however, they must defuse any number of booby traps, from Argentina and an unpredictable France in the pool to, potentially, Wales in a quarter-final and either the All Blacks or South Africa in a semi.Betting against Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards in a sudden-death shootout is seldom wise; how much would those two gnarled gunslingers love to knock England out for the second tournament in a row? Rugby World Cup 2019 Rugby World Cup Support The Guardian England rugby union team Facebook The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. The Welsh defence remains as impervious as any, they have excellent goalkickers and an enviable esprit de corps. They cannot, however, afford to suffer many more significant injuries, having already lost Taulupe Faletau and Gareth Anscombe. Defeat by the Wallabies in their second pool game will also heap an awful lot of pressure on the Six Nations grand slam winners prior to their defining pool fixture against Fiji. They need their back row to cause persistent problems, Alun Wyn Jones to supply yet more inspiring leadership and both Liam Williams and Jonathan Davies to show their class.If the World Rugby rankings are to be believed, though, it is Ireland whom the rest of the world need to beat. Quite how they have ascended to the top having endured a distinctly patchy 2019 is not entirely clear but their more pressing priority will be to shut down Scotland in an opening Pool A game with massive implications for both sides. Ireland, for all their lofty billing, have not looked quite the same side since Joe Schmidt signalled his intention to step aside from the helm. Johnny Sexton, James Ryan and Robbie Henshaw are increasingly key men but they appear to be missing their injured openside Dan Leavy. Scotland? They will be fine until they bump into a dynamic, power-laden set of opposing forwards, at which point their admirable sense of adventure may not be enough. If they can somehow shock the Irish it is conceivable they will need only a narrow win to top the pool but, with either South Africa or New Zealand potentially awaiting in the quarter-finals, they will do very well to advance further. Share on Messenger The sumo wrestlers of Japan will have competition for the next seven weeks. Suddenly there will be big men everywhere, blocking out the light and vying for mass attention. The first Rugby World Cup to be staged in Asia is the most significant in history for those trying to promote the oval-ball gospel beyond its familiar heartlands. To ensure that happens the 2019 tournament has to make its presence felt.It is not just about conquering new markets, either. Make no mistake, rugby union is changing almost as fast as the latest high-speed bullet trains out of Tokyo station. The 2015 tournament is long gone; 2011 is effectively old testament. Even New Zealand, going for a third successive win, cannot rely on the exact same blueprint that has worked for them over the past decade. 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first_imgPuel praises Leicester players after Cup defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel was full of praise for his players after their Carabao Cup quarterfinal defeat to Manchester City.City overcame Leicester 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out in the fifth round clash at the King Power Stadium after the sides had been tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes. “Of course, it’s a disappointment,” Puel told LCFC TV at the full-time whistle. “It’s the second time after last season against the same opponent. We lost with the lottery of penalties and it’s harsh.“We have a good feeling like the one before in the League Cup, but I think it’s disappointing because we played a complete game with a good structure, good organisation and good performance in the first half.”The details to allow us to make a better counter-attack… it was a shame to concede this goal without conceding a chance. After, we came back in the second half with more confidence. We corrected some details at half-time and we played well in the second half. “We deserved to come back in the game. We were close to this team. We came back and perhaps we could have won at the end if we were a little more clinical in some situations, but I praise our game.“Of course, I’m disappointed for my players because they gave their best. They worked hard on the pitch and showed togetherness. I think we had quality.“Sometimes, we played under pressure in the first half, but we had good organisation and in the second half we played with more quality, with more confidence. Step by step, we’re improving our play.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgEverton have confirmed the signing of Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, for a fee believed to be around £8.5 million ($11m), which could rise to £10m ($12m).The 29-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the Toffees and hopes to enjoy more playing time with his new employers than he did in Manchester.Having been a key figure during City’s 100-point campaign in 2017/18, the England international was restricted to just 11 Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, with only one in 2019 after falling behind Oleksandr Zinchenko and Benjamin Mendy in the pecking order for a starting berth at left-back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? As a result, Delph – who can operate in midfield or at full-back – was widely reported to be keen on leaving City after entering the final year of his contract with the club.”I’m really happy to be here, I’m going to give absolutely everything – nothing less than 100 per cent,” Delph told the club’s website upon signing.“Every time I have played against Everton, whether it was home or away, straight away the first thing that comes to mind when you see the fans is passion.“The Everton fans seem to know football, seem to understand it, it seems to be in their blood and they really back the team.”You are always going to hear Evertonians and I’m excited to play at home and hear them when I am playing.”Delph departs City having wracked up 89 appearances for the club in four years. The Bradford-born centre-midfielder had previously played for Aston Villa, whom he represented on 134 occasions in six seasons, and boyhood club Leeds United.The new Everton recruit, therefore, has a wealth of experience, including the 20 England caps he has earned, the last of which came during this summer’s Nations League.For that reason, Everton manager Marco Silva is delighted with his new acquisition. “When I look to bring a new player into our squad, the first thing I look for above all the other things is quality and Fabian is a player with high quality,” he said.“But what they can bring to our dressing room is also important and if you can put those two things together then that can only be good for the club.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_imgohio state head coach urban meyer on the sidelineCOLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after a play against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Another week, another weird reaction from Urban Meyer captivating the college football world.Ohio State has to be content with its opening quarter of play, but that won’t stop Meyer from making odd expressions. Following Michigan’s field goal on its second drive of the game, the Buckeyes head coach clearly wasn’t pleased with the result.Even though Ohio State leads 7-3 over Michigan, his reaction will most likely circulate all over Twitter.Here is the video:Urban Meyer is the gif that keeps on giving pic.twitter.com/McVKtvCZkX— Grant (@Muessel) November 24, 2018The Buckeyes came out on fire against the Wolverines, as Chris Olave’s 24-yard touchdown had Columbus rocking.After finally getting over the nerves of playing at the Horseshoe, Shea Patterson and Michigan have settled in. If they can continue keeping pace with Ohio State, then they’ll have an excellent chance of finishing their ‘revenge tour’ with a victory.In the event that Ohio State falls short at home, we can certainly expect another reaction from Meyer.The game is available on FOX.last_img read more

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first_img The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Shows Us What an Off-Road Supercar Would Look Like Hertz Italy Reboots Vintage, Open-Air Fiat 500s as Electric Rentals for Travelers With virtually zero latency, the HUD could virtually paints arrows and lines on the road ahead, making directions from the navigation system more obvious. Alternatively, the system could paint lines in the sky for the driver to follow, sort of like the overhead cables of electric trolleys, Shapiro suggested. This approach has the advantage of letting the driver see the path further in advance.Such as system can also create virtual highway signs, or could pop up information regarding POI, like available parking spaces, for example, he said.And here’s another idea: virtual brake lights on cars ahead. “Hybrid cars engaged in regenerative braking may not always show brake lights,” even though they may be slowing aggressively, Shapiro pointed out.If a car’s forward collision radar detects deceleration in the car ahead, an augmented reality HUD could paint flaming red brake lights on its taillights, if the forward car fails do activate its own.Perhaps best of all, once an advanced projector is in place, backed by a powerful computer, it can perform additional functions in the future through software upgrades.“It comes down to software and connecting the car to the immediate environment and to the cloud,” Shapiro said. “Sure there are innovations in the optics and LEDs, but it is about really developing sophisticated software applications to leverage the power of the processor. You’ll see new software updates giving you capabilities that weren’t there originally. The laser HUD is just a projector. What we are trying to do is develop a computer platform for the car as opposed to a module with fixed function.”All of the navigation and artificial brake light functions, however, will be nullified, as cars become increasingly autonomous. In the interim, these laser HUD will bridge the gap between where in-car infotainment is today and autonomous cars of the future. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens This post originally ran on our brother site, DigitalTrends.Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (HUD): think of it as Google Glass … without the glasses.The concept isn’t exactly new. In fact, Land Rover bragged that all of the glass in its Discovery Concept Vision, which debuted in New York earlier this year, would be “Smart Glass” capable of displaying images, directions, and point of interest (POI) information to passengers.Though Land Rover only boasted this technology in virtual concept form, Jaguar taken the tech one step further and announced that its new XE sedan with offer a laser-projected Head-Up Display, providing drivers with unprecedented augmented reality information about the world outside the car.The system won’t be able to perch a pleading six-inch tall Princess Leia atop your dashboard, but it will project sharp, high-contrast images on the XE’s windshield using a device that is smaller and lighter than today’s HUD projectors, according to Jaguar.The British automaker says its system will display speed and navigation information on the windshield, which is depicted in an image from Jaguar as much larger than the tiny tidbits of data today’s HUDs provide.Japanese semiconductor supplier Nichia Corp. has announced development of blue and green laser diodes that it says are specifically designed for automotive HUDs. The laser diodes are slated for production in October, 2015. According to Nichia, these laser diodes will contribute to a larger field of view with higher contrast and an extended range of reproducible colors.Jag isn’t ready to give more details, and, although Pioneer demonstrated a laser HUD system at CES a few years ago, that company is now mum on its progress.Whichever carmaker rolls it out, using components from whichever suppliers, there is much more to come, reports Danny Shapiro, director of marketing for Nvidia.To bridge the gap from a simple HUD projecting rudimentary data ahead of the driver to full augmented reality, a few technical improvements are needed, Shapiro pointed out.Tech gapsFirst, the system must be able to project its images over a much larger area to cover more of the driver’s field of view, rather than the small square currently occupied by modern HUD. That way the augmenting information can directly overlay objects the driver is seeing in the real world.After larger real estate is conquered, the system will have to then need to monitor the driver’s head position so that the projector can align the images with the real objects it is augmenting.Finally, the system needs a blazing fast processor that can feed these images with as close to zero latency as possible. “It must be nearly instantaneous, because latency creates a weird experience,” Shapiro told Digital Trends.center_img This Little House in Washington Has Big Personality Editors’ Recommendations This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser last_img read more

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first_imgGalgotias University moves ahead proudly with record placements this year. 90% of students from B. Tech, CSE/IT, 71% of students from all the branches of B. Tech and 92% of students from MBA received their job offers. The present placement season for Galgotias University came with great enthusiasm, where within the first 15 days, students secured 1000+ job offers; employers mainly being MNCs like Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro and TCS. Apart from this, 34% of the students received multiple job offers as well. Students of Galgotias University got the opportunity to participate in the process of hiring with more than 400 companies like Sonalika Tractors, Ashok Leyland, Samsung R&D, Amazon, UltraTech Cement, VIVO Mobiles, PNB Housing, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Havells, Future Group, Flipkart, Ericsson, LG Electronics and many more. 90% of the students pursuing their studies received their placement in sectors like Hotel Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Law and Pharmacy.To ensure a brighter career of their students, Galgotias University has tied up with companies like Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, Ericsson, Tech Mahindra, and other corporates. The University is working towards “Professional Skills” and creating “Global Professionals”. It is renowned for its modernised campus, strategic learning and global conduct. With modern facilities, the learning environment is designed in a way, which promises to turn students into Global Corporate Personalities. The students of Galgotias are nurtured by highly experienced faculties and provided with equal, fair and optimal opportunities of placements. Students are trained not only in academics but also in personality development and soft skills.last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA — A Nova Scotia cabinet minister says the federal government would welcome any help the United States could offer in helping Canada in its ongoing dispute with China.Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan tells The Canadian Press that American influence could make a difference as tensions between the countries escalate.China has suspended Canadian imports of pork and canola from two Canadian companies each, following the December arrest of Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. warrant alleging she committed fraud.A senior Canadian official, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the issue, said Canada is working with all allies, including the U.S., to pressure China.But the official stressed that has always been the case and does not represent a shift in strategy.Jordan says the world has changed in the four years since the last federal election, and that the government continues to try to seek out new trading opportunities to offset the situation with China.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rabat  –  A 3.2-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale was felt early Friday in the province of Al Hoceima (north), the National Geophysics Institute announced.On Thursday, two weak tremors hit in the morning (3.2) and in the afternoon (3.8) the same commune located in the northern province.The third earthquake, whose epicentre was located at the commune of Issaguen, occurred at 06:53 a.m. (GMT+1), According to NGI.

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Rabat – A quake with a magnitude of 5.2 degrees on the Richter scale, was recorded Thursday off Nador. A quake with a magnitude of 5.2 degrees on the Richter scale, was recorded Thursday off Nador, said a statement from the National Institute of Geophysics, an arm the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST). The quake occurred at 13H47min, said the national network for monitoring and seismic alert of the Institute. No casualties or material damage were reported.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Federal authorities have joined the investigation into the massive blaze that razed a hotel under construction in Anchorage.The Anchorage Daily News reports fire investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived in Anchorage on Monday to investigate the early Saturday fire that destroyed the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.The 141-room hotel was mostly a frame of wood and plasterboard before the fire.Anchorage Fire Marshal Cleo Hill says the fire cracked windows and melted the sign at a neighbouring motel. The fire’s towering “thermal column” also deposited debris as far as a mile away.Hill says the loss is estimated at $20 million.Investigators have not said what caused the fire.The newspaper’s attempts to contact the project’s developer, Affinity Hospitality, were unsuccessful.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press read more

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Biswal said that as the Sri Lankan Government moves forward with its plans for constitutional reforms the US will look to encourage investments to the country. “The US has welcomed the deepening of the ties between our two countries. The US and Sri Lanka share common goals. We are partners and today our relations are at an all time high,” she added. The United States today said it was committed to partner with Sri Lanka as the country moves ahead with its post war reconciliation process.Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal told reporters that much work remains to be done in Sri Lanka but the US is ready to assist the country to reach its true potential. Malinowski said that Sri Lanka has an interest in peace and the US will support the efforts to achieve that goal. (Colombo Gazette) “We can envision a future which brings benefits to both countries,” she added.Speaking earlier following talks with Biswal and US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that US –Sri Lanka ties are at a historical high. He said that at the meeting with the top US officials several matters were discussed including providing an economic peace dividend for the people of Sri Lanka.Malinowski meanwhile said that the Sri Lankan Government has taken very concrete steps in its reform and reconciliation agenda.He thanked the Sri Lankan Government for the efforts it has taken and reiterated that the US will give Sri Lanka economic support which will help the reconciliation process. “What is happening in Sri Lanka is so important to people around the world,” he added taking note of the conflicts taking place in other countries at a time Sri Lanka is rebuilding after 30 years of war. read more

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Brock University men’s basketball player Dani Elgadi (Waterloo, ON) has been named a CIS First Team All-Canadian for the 2015-16 season.“Dani’s commitment to the basketball program, both prior to the season and his play during the season, is consistent with the recognition he has received being named a CIS First Team All-Canadian,” said Brock Director of Athletics and Recreation Neil Lumsden. “We are proud to have Dani as a student-athlete at Brock University and excited to watch him represent the Badgers on the basketball court during his final two seasons.”Elgadi becomes just the eighth CIS First Team All-Canadian selection in school history, joining Wally Dick (1969-70), Gord Wood (1991-92), Dave Picton (1993-94, 1995-96), Clint Holtz (1994-95) and Kevin Stienstra (2004-05, 2005-06).After being named the 2013-14 OUA Rookie of the Year and to the OUA and CIS all-rookie team in his first year in the league, Elgadi was named an OUA first-team all-star after averaging a double-double this season.  He finished sixth in OUA scoring averaging 19.9 points per game and was the OUA leader in rebounds finishing with 223 boards (11.7 rebounds per game).  Elgadi also finished second in OUA blocks (38) and steals (41). For the season, Elgadi shot 47.0 per cent (133-for-283) from the field and 77.3 per cent (109-for-141) from the charity stripe.Elgadi also put together one of the top single season performances in school history. He recorded double figures in 34 of 38 games, including 20 double-doubles. He finished with the third best single season points total adding 740 points. He also grabbed 383 rebounds and collected 283 field goals which both rank second all-time in the Brock single season record book. His overall season totals were 20.0 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.8 SPG and 1.7 BLK. read more

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Police are asking for help finding a missing Hamilton man this morning.Bogdan Pinzaru, 23, is believed to be driving a grey 2000 Chevrolet Venture minivan with Ontario licence BAKX 025. He’s six feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds, and is believed to be wearing jean capris and grey low-cut Adidas shoes with a large logo on the back.He was last seen at his east Hamilton home yesterday. If you’ve seen Pinzaru or his vehicle, call police at 905-546-2963 or submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). read more

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While the younger generation may not be familiar with the idea of the Women’s Institute, there are still many of these clubs that continue to meet. Unfortunately, for some though, they have served their purpose and the community and now feel it is time to move on.In 1914, the Bealton Women’s Institute was established and began meeting in many of the members’ homes. Numbers for these meetings were often upwards of 25 women, who enjoyed the socialization and the chance to give back to their community.In 2014, Bealton WI celebrated its 100th anniversary and welcomed special guest Evelyn Peck, then president of the Women’s Institute of Ontario. She presented 100-year commemorative pins to 16 Bealton WI members and one youth. The event, held at the Waterford Heritage Agricultural Museum, attracted about 125 people.Bealton chapter members saw it fit then to also purchase a wreath that could be placed each year at the local cenotaph during Remembrance Day services. They also made a sizeable donation to the Waterford Legion, Branch 123, Poppy Fund.Membership has been declining within the Bealton chapter due, in part, to an aging population and busy schedules for younger members. Member Judy Hayes, who vividly recalls meetings held at her mother’s home, says that, after a lot of discussion and much regret, it was decided in spring 2017 that “it was time to let it go.”Hayes noted that members determined then that they wanted to do something special to leave their mark in the community, while commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The idea was presented and agreed upon to have a bench installed at Greenwood Cemetery in Waterford.They collected donations for the project and got permission from the cemetery board to install a maintenance-free granite bench. J  and M Memorials was approached to complete the project. The company donated the base for the bench.On May 1, a small dedication ceremony was held, with about a dozen people in attendance. A reception followed at Waterford United Church for a time of sharing memories and reminiscing.Hayes recognized Marion Anderson for her years of commitment to the Women’s Institute. And she thanked Alice Anne Szabo for her help in collecting the money for the bench.The bench has been placed adjacent to the columbarium where visitors can sit during a service or just to contemplate.The former Bealton WI members hope their donation will serve the community and be a reminder of their service to Bealton.Brenda Dredge is a freelance writer who lives in Waterford. E-mail her at brenda.dredge@sympatico.ca. read more

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Summing up the debate on his report Reducing the Decent Work Deficit, the Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, said, “If this Conference has a single message, it is that all of us together must now move the decent work agenda from aspiration to action, from design to implementation, from a vision to a policy.”In addition to the wide-ranging debate on reducing the decent work deficit, delegates approved the first-ever labour standard on agricultural safety and health, which aims to protect the world’s 1.3 billion agricultural workers. The new International Convention on Health and Safety in Agriculture will enter into force once ratified by two ILO member States. In another action, the Conference decided to send a high-level team to Myanmar to conduct an objective assessment of the situation in that country, which has been repeatedly condemned for its widespread use of forced labour. The Conference also discussed labour practices in a number of different States, and examined the Director-General’s report on the condition of workers in the Occupied Arab Territories. In a bid to bolster the international effort to eliminate child labour, the Conference adopted a new initiative aimed at greatly accelerating the removal of millions of children from the most abusive forms of work in three States – Tanzania, Nepal and El Salvador – in the next 10 years.The Conference, which began on 5 June, brings together ministers of labour, employers and workers in the ILO’s 175 member States. read more

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With Ohio State’s basketball season coming to an unexpected end Saturday night in the Elite Eight matchup against Wichita State at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, many Buckeyes are still trying to get over it. Junior guard Aaron Craft said he’s going into the offseason with big expectations for next year. “It’s tough right now. It’s crazy to think I’m down to one year left,” Craft said after the game. “We have to understand there’s a sense of urgency now. Ohio State is one of the best places in the country to be and we need to make the most of it.” Just a year ago, OSU students and fans from all over the country were preparing their trips to New Orleans for the Final Four. Unfortunately this year’s team couldn’t make it back. The Buckeyes haven’t made consecutive Final Four appearances since the 1960s, when they went to the Final Four three straight years (1960-1962). The four teams that will be playing in the Final Four are No. 1-seed Louisville, No. 9-seed Wichita State, No. 4-seed Syracuse and No. 4-seed Michigan. Heading into the NCAA Tournament, some analysts, like former NBA superstar Charles Barkley, felt the Big Ten conference was overrated despite having seven teams in the tournament. Now, Michigan is the only remaining Big Ten team, putting many OSU fans in an awkward position. Allison Roda, a fourth-year in marketing and strategic communication, said she isn’t happy that Michigan is in the Final Four and OSU is not. “I’m definitely upset about it,” Roda said. “It just sucks and I don’t really care that there’s a Big Ten representative, I’d just rather it had been us.” Although there are quite a few Buckeye fans that feel the same way as Roda, there are also some fans that think Michigan making it to Atlanta for the Final Four reflects well on OSU. Tyler Shebeck, a first-year in business, is one of those fans with a positive attitude. “I’m happy Michigan is in the Final Four,” he said. “It’s a bummer we’re not, but at the same time, you have to look at it as a team representing the Big Ten, not as a rival. Plus it helps my bracket.” Whether you like it or not, Michigan will be playing in the Final Four and has a legitimate shot at a national championship. If you want to root against them, be my guest, but I can tell you right now whenever there is a chance to make the Big Ten look good and not appear to be a purely football conference, I will jump on that bandwagon. Michigan is set to face Syracuse Saturday at 8:49 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Coverage will be on CBS. read more

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Junior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits (4) runs through a tunnel of fans before a match against Iowa on Nov. 19 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team got back on the winning side Wednesday as the No. 20 Buckeyes defeated Iowa, completing a season sweep of the Hawkeyes in three sets.The Buckeyes’ (19-10, 10-7) closest set was the second, as their largest lead was three. OSU won the first and second sets by at least five points each  (25-20, 28-26, 25-19).Coach Geoff Carlston said winning that extended second set allowed the momentum to shift toward OSU going into the third.“We weren’t playing well,” Carlston said.  “That (second set) was a game changer.  You lose that one and it’s a different night.”Buckeye junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led all players with 12 kills, while senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger added 10.  Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe had nine kills and junior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits had eight kills on nine total attacks.Sherwin led all players in assists with 47. The Hawkeyes’ two setters — sophomore Alyssa Klostermann and freshman Kaylee Smith — each had 15 assists.Hawkeye freshman libero Michelle Fugarino led all players in digs with 11, while OSU sophomore libero Valeria León led the Buckeyes with 10 digs.Iowa freshman middle blocker Jess Janota, a native of Concord, Ohio, had seven kills and a dig for her team while freshman right-side hitter Taylin Alm led her team with eight kills.Buckeye freshman defensive specialist Luna Tsujimoto said OSU’s effort at the net was key in getting the victory against the Hawkeyes.“I think our off-blockers were doing really well,” Tsujimoto said.  “They got everything up.  That made a huge difference.”OSU finished the match with six blocks as a team, compared to four for the Hawkeyes.The Buckeyes are set to face No. 2 Wisconsin — which is on a 16-match winning streak — on Friday at St. John Arena.  The contest is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. read more