Bloc Quebecois members reject Martine Ouellet in leadership confidence vote

first_imgMONTREAL – Bloc Quebecois members resoundingly rejected the leadership of Martine Ouellet in a confidence vote over the weekend, even as they chose to support her vision of a party that focuses on Quebec’s independence above all else.The party announced on Sunday that 32 per cent of members voted in favour of her leadership, whereas 67 per cent voted against.Ouellet has yet to publicly comment on the result, but has previously said she believed getting the support of 50 per cent plus one would give her the legitimacy to stay on as head of the party.She is expected to make an official statement on Monday.The Bloc has been in disarray since late February, when seven of its 10 members of Parliament quit over Ouellet’s leadership style.Of the three who remained, only two still backed her heading into the vote.Ouellet, 49, has been described by some as controlling and uncompromising, and many of her detractors accused her of focusing too sharply on Quebec independence instead of defending the province’s interests on the federal scene.In mid-May, the Bloc’s youth wing withdrew its support of Ouellet, who is also sitting as an Independent member in the Quebec legislature after stepping away from the Parti Quebecois caucus.The Bloc’s estimated 14,500 members were invited to vote by telephone or online in a two-day vote that ran Friday and Saturday.While members rejected Ouellet’s leadership, they appeared to support her vision of a party that is centred around independence above all else.Some 65 per cent of voters approved the idea that the Bloc should support Quebec independence in its daily actions and promote it at every opportunity.The voter participation rate was about 59 per cent, the party said.Ouellet is a former Quebec cabinet minister who previously ran twice, unsuccessfully, for the leadership of the Parti Quebecois.She has led the Bloc Quebecois since March 2017.One of her advisors, Gilbert Paquette, refused to say whether Ouellet is planning to resign, limiting himself to saying the party would “deprive itself of an extraordinary spokesperson.”But former Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, who has been a vocal opponent of Ouellet, said he believes she will have no choice.“At 50 per cent plus one, it’s already ridiculous, at 32 (per cent), to me it seems clear,” he told The Canadian Press.Current party chairman Mario Beaulieu said it would be “difficult” for Ouellet to continue with only 32 per cent.“But we will let her make her statement,” he said at a news conference.The two MPs who supported Ouellet said they were disappointed with the lack of support for their leader, but pleased with the party’s support for a pro-sovereignty mandate.“It’s article one, it’s the fourth time we’ve spoken on it,” Marilene Gill said.“And it’s clear, what people want is an active and assumed promotion of independence.”Duceppe, for his part, said he was optimistic about the vote result, which he said could open the door for the party’s renewal.He compared the Bloc’s situation to that of the Progressive Conservatives following the 1993 federal election, when they were left with only two seats.He suggested the party organize a leadership convention to be held after the October provincial election.last_img read more

Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto.The online retail behemoth says the jobs will be in fields including software development, machine learning and cloud computing.The announcement comes as Amazon is set to open an expanded office in Toronto’s downtown core.The city was on the shortlist to host the company’s highly coveted second headquarters, but eventually lost out to New York City and Arlington, Va.Had the Toronto region won that bid, it would have landed 50,000 Amazon jobs.Amazon says it currently has more than 800 corporate employees in Toronto.last_img read more

Boosting IndiaChile trade relations

first_imgThe Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is the nodal agency for promotion and development of handicraft exports from India. The Council with the support of Embassy of India in Santiago, Chile and Santiago Chambers of Commerce organised a Buyer-Seller Meet from March 11 – 12, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santiago, Chile, informed Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. The BSM was inaugurated by Awadh Kumar, Commercial Attache, Embassy of India, Chile. Rodrigo Mujica R Director International Affairs, Santiago Chamber of Commerce and Magdalena Diaz Le Fort, Executive Director, Chile India Chamber of Commerce also graced the occasion. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainOn day one, Anita Nayar, Ambassador of India to Chile also visited the BSM and interacted with the Indian exhibitors. The Buyer Seller Meet in the Latin American Region has been a successful annual event since the last five years and this is the 7th such event organised by Council in Chile since the year 2010. 32 Indian exporters, who participated in this BSM, displayed a wide range of handicrafts, decorative, houseware home furnishing, garments, shawls, scarves, fashion jewellery and accessories, from the state of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Kolkata and Madhya Pradesh. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWith premium products to suit contemporary demands, manufacturers in India focus on freshness and new thinking. India’s exports to the Latin American Region have seen a healthy and consistent growth with Indian manufacturers and exporters growing knowledge of market trends and consumer preferences. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH elaborated that the objective of organising this Buyer-Seller Meet is match making of Indian companies with Chilean companies interested in sourcing handicrafts, gifts, lifestyle products for the Chilean market thereby creating a ‘Brand Image’ of Indian handicrafts amongst Latin American buyers. During the event, meetings with some of the big brands in Chile like Walmart, Home Republic, Cencosud Retails S.A., Lounge, Home Republic, Imprtadora Triveni SA, and La Casa Magica took place. The Director General – EPCH further elaborated that the LAC and Caribbean countries are potential markets for Indian handicrafts. The exports of handicrafts from India are growing at a healthy rate. The average exports growth in exports of handicrafts from India has remained between 15 –16% per annum. The exports of India handicrafts to Chile was of USD 11.36 million during the 2016-17 which increased to USD 12.05 million during 2017-18. It is expected that this Buyer-Seller Meet in association with Indian Embassy and Santiago Chamber of Commerce will lead to a growth in Indo-Chilean Trade relations.last_img read more

Panghal wins gold at Asian Boxing Cships

first_imgBangkok: Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) picked up his second successive gold of the year, while two others claimed silver medals in the Asian Championships here on Friday. Panghal, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu in a unanimous decision. He came into the tournament on the back of a gold at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February in Bulgaria. This was his maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from the 49kg division earlier this year. Panghal had won a bronze in the 2015 edition of the event. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHowever, national champion Deepak Singh (49kg) and Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) signed off with silver medals after close losses. Up against a lanky opponent, who was willing to play the waiting game, Panghal started in his usual aggressive style. The strategy of stumping rivals with relentless attacks paid off against Inkyu and the Korean simply had no answer to Panghal’s aggression. The Indian managed to corner his rival quite often and his solid defences thwarted the feeble attempts at connecting by Inkyu. Earlier, at the end of Deepak’s highly contentious split loss to Nodirjon Mirzahmedov of Uzbekistan, the Indian contingent handed the referee the yellow card meant for seeking a review, which was introduced in the tournament on a trial basis this year. However, India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva said that the gesture was merely to highlight “how wrong” the decision was. “We cannot get the decision changed. Just a protest here,” he said. “The system will officially start in the world championships,” added national coach C A Kuttappa. Bisht, on the other hand, also lost to an Uzbek in Mirazizbek Mirzahalilov, a unanimous decision. The boxer from Uttarakhand fought with a bandage over his right eye but did not back down from going for the offensive. The aggressive approach resulted in his wound, sustained in the semifinals, opening up just a minute into the third round. This made Bisht slightly defensive and allowed the Uzbek to edge ahead. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersEarlier, Deepak also put up a gutsy performance that failed to find favour with the judges. It was a bout in which both the boxers were mostly looking to counter-attack. Deepak’s focus was getting his straight punches across, while Mirzahmedov looked to connect right hooks occasionally. The Indian was a clear winner in the opening round but Mirzahmedov came back strongly in the second. The Uzbek turned a shade defensive in the last three minutes, which gave Deepak a chance to assert himself. However, the final outcome was in favour of the Uzbek, much to the surprise of the Indian camp.last_img read more

CNN Explores the Surge of Surfing on Moroccos Atlantic Coast

Rabat – Surfing is on the rise in Morocco, which has become a top destination for local and foreign lovers of its Atlantic swells, according to American news channel CNN.The channel’s “Inside the Middle East” program, broadcast October 15 and 16, highlights the growing popularity of surfing in Morocco.To explore the kingdom’s draw as a surfing spot, the CNN team meets with Moroccan surfers, including Rami Boukhiam, Ilyas Masrour and Fatima Berrada. The program follows Boukhiam, who is currently ranked 21st in the World Qualifying series, to his Moroccan favorite surfing spot, Taghazout, just 23 kilometers away of his hometown of Agadir.The Moroccan surfer tells CNN that he participates in different competitions across the world, “but no country is comparable to here […] it is my home, I love it.”Boukhiam adds that foreign surfers choose to come to Morocco because of the “perfect point break waves in Morocco’s seas,” and because it offers many surfing opportunities from the north to the desert to the south.The CNN team also talks to Berrada, who in 1994 became the first professional woman surfer in Morocco.Berrada says that for her, “surfing is a way of life. If I do not surf even for one day, I feel like something is missing.”The surfer says that she has encouraged her two daughters to follow her, explaining that they started surfing at age three and four. “Every time we’ll have a free time, we will surf. As they are now surfers, they can continue this family tradition.”CNN made the report while covering the Anfa Place Pro surfing competition, which took place in Casablanca from September 12 to 17 at Casablanca’s Lalla Meryem beach. read more

UN scheme to immunize 6 million Afghan children against polio begins

Travelling on foot, horseback or motorcycle, some 40,000 vaccinators – roughly one-third of these are women – will fan out across Afghanistan’s 34 provinces over the next three days as they try to immunize every child under the age of five. The vaccinators have been trained by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which have set up the immunization scheme in conjunction with Afghan health authorities, to administer the oral vaccine and to collect data. Afghanistan remains one of just six nations in the world where polio is still classified as endemic, although the number of new cases has dropped to only three so far this year from 27 in 2000. There has not been a new case since May, the longest period in the country’s recent history. By the end of next year, through a combination of routine immunization services and special drives such as the one this week, Afghanistan hopes to have stopped all polio transmission. In a statement, UNICEF added it has worked closely with religious and community leaders across Afghanistan to ensure that families understand the importance of vaccinating against polio. read more

March Madness Crib Notes for Fridays Sweet 16 Games

No. 3 Oklahoma (46 percent win probability) vs. No. 7 Michigan StateLocation: SyracuseWhen to watch: At 10:07 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Oklahoma 88.3, Michigan State 87.9Upset probability: 54 percentPlayer to watch: Isaiah Cousins, OklahomaIn one of the more bizarre stats you’ll see, the FiveThirtyEight model actually favors No. 7 Michigan State over No. 3 Oklahoma. That’s what happens when the committee over and under seeds the field. Michigan State is an above-average 7-seed, while Oklahoma is a below-average 3-seed. While the Sooners have a slightly better SRS1Simple Rating System, or margin of victory adjusted for strength of schedule of 18.9 vs Michigan State’s 17.5, the Spartans generally have more efficient game-level stats. Their net effective field goal percentage was 9 percent, compared to OU’s 6 percent, and a good amount of that comes from Sparty’s better shooting from behind the arc: 39 percent compared to OU’s 35 percent.23-point shooting tends to be less sensitive to opponent strength. But if you’re looking for a more cosmic reason why the Spartans are favored, you need look no further than coach Tom Izzo. His prowess in the NCAA tournament is not only nature defying, but stat-defying – according to my colleague Neil Paine’s research, his teams have run 7 standard deviations above SRS-based expectation in the Big Dance. The first half of the Sweet 16 is in the books, and the favorites answered any early round questions with a vengeance. Each higher seed won, with the biggest favorite doing its best impression of the UConn women’s basketball team: It took just under five minutes for Kentucky to jump out to an 8 point lead, which is virtually unassailable for a garden-variety tournament favorite, much less an undefeated powerhouse. And the Wildcats continued to outscore a powerless West Virginia squad (whom we called Kentucky’s “sternest test” just yesterday) by nearly a point per minute. Kentucky won by 39 in a game that (as the saying goes) wasn’t as close as the final score.Friday’s action promises to be more eventful. Or at least equally eventful. Well, at least it can’t be less eventful. So let’s see what’s going down:No. 1 Duke (66 percent win probability) vs. No. 5 UtahLocation: HoustonWhen to watch: At 9:45 p.m. EDT on CBSPower ratings: Duke 92.8, Utah 88.9Upset probability: 34 percentPlayer to watch: Delon Wright, UtahDuke is doing what Duke does: Being exactly good enough to be a solid contender deep in the NCAA tournament. According to the FiveThirtyEight model, the Blue Devils have about as good a chance of winning this tournament as anyone not named the Kentucky Wildcats. They’ll face off against the Utah Utes, who, having survived the 5-seed jinx, hope to avoid the same kind of Final Destination-style comeuppance suffered by fellow 5-seed West Virginia.Both of these teams have gotten where they are the old-fashioned way: By making regular, old-school buckets. While the NBA has seen a radical shift in its balance of power as a result of the 3-pointer, the hot stat in the NCAA this year is a stalwart: Field goal percentage. Five of the top eight teams in the nation in this stat (including the top three) are still in the tournament: Duke ranks third in the country and Utah ranks sixth (Gonzaga, Notre Dame and Arizona are first, second and eighth, respectively). No. 4 Louisville (55 percent win probability) vs. No. 8 N.C. StateLocation: SyracuseWhen to watch: At 7:37 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Louisville 85.7, NC State 84.2Upset probability: 45 percentPlayer to watch: Montrezl Harrell, LouisvilleSo far this year, N.C. State is the only team to knock off a No. 1 seed, in a 71-68 victory over presidential-bracket finalist Villanova. Teams that get hot in the tournament do tend to outperform their ratings (even accounting for the win), and the FiveThirtyEight model adjusts accordingly. That may be why this is basically a coin flip despite Louisville being nearly four points better by SRS (18.1 vs 14.2). Protip: If you have trouble wrapping your mind around exactly how much more 55 percent is than 50 percent, but you’ve played a lot of poker, imagine the feeling of being all in pre-flop with pocket jacks against Ace-King offsuit. No. 2 Gonzaga (76 percent win probability) vs. No. 11 UCLALocation: HoustonWhen to watch: At 7:15 p.m. EDT on CBSPower ratings: Gonzaga 91.3, UCLA 83.7Upset probability: 24 percentPlayer to watch: Norman Powell, UCLARemember back when Gonzaga made Adam Morrison look like Cinderella? Well now the shoe is on the other team’s foot. Gonzaga enters the Sweet 16 as a No. 2 seed with only 2 losses and will face No. 11 UCLA – which has 13 losses and made it this far because of a last-minute goaltending call and UAB’s improbable victory over Iowa State. To kill a giant, as the Bruins have to do, it helps when underdogs are used to shooting the 3-pointer. But the Bruins are not. Neither team is: Gonzaga has taken 17.5 attempts per game, UCLA 16.9. The main thing the Bruins have going for them is guard Norman Powell. His 3-point shooting is unremarkable (31.9 percent on 3.4 attempts per game), but he gets a lot of rebounds for his position (5.4 per 40 minutes) and collects the most steals of anyone who’ll be on the floor (2.2 per 40 minutes). In addition to generally being awesome, steals are the kind of high-variance play that UCLA will need to pull this off. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions.CORRECTION (March 27, 1:52 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly named Chris Jones as the player to watch for Louisvlle. He is no longer on the team after being dismissed in February because of rape charges against him. read more

Meghan Markles wedding dress was last moment of fashion joy before entering

The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving Windsor Castle “I think it was the last moment that she could reflect sort of the other side to her: the joy and the human within her.“I was aware that we had to get the right kind of positioning, the right pace, the right voice. There was a delicate line.”She added: “It’s either a thumbs up or a thumbs down, it’s that kind of gig.” Stella McCartney, the designerCredit:Getty Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “When you come to a wedding, you don’t just go ‘here, this is what you’re wearing’. That person has to feel like a million dollars, they need to feel like they own it.“The role she’s taken on, it’s very austere, it’s very sort of serious, and I think there’s a great weight that she has acquired through that and she takes it very seriously. Meghan Markle’s evening wedding gown was the last moment for her to reflect her joy and personality before joining the “serious” Royal family, the designer Stella McCartney has suggested.McCartney, who created the second wedding dress for Ms Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, said she was “very proud” to have worked with the bride to tread the “delicate line” of appropriate attire.The dress, described by Kensington Palace on the day as a “bespoke lily-white, high neck gown made of silk crepe”, was seen around the world as the newlywed Duchess and her husband drove to their evening reception.McCartney, who has undertaken a series of interviews as she promotes her new flagship store on Old Bond Street, said it was the ” last moment that she [Ms Markle] could reflect sort of the other side to her: the joy and the human within her”.The British designer also dressed high-profile guests including Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey for the reception, saying she was surprised and “thrilled, obviously” by the positive response she had received on the day. The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving Windsor CastleCredit:PA “It was very much her dress, and I felt very proud that she came to me for that part of the wedding. She got to reflect her in it.”Asked whether Ms Markle had come to her with ideas for how she wanted to look, McCartney said: “Yeah, we worked together. In an interview with the BBC, McCartney said of dressing Ms Markle: “I feel it’s such a private experience. And as a designer and as a woman who’s been married – I had to do my dress – it’s such a big deal. Stella McCartney, the designer The first, daytime wedding dress by Clare Waight KellerCredit:AFP Clare Waight Keller, who designed the first wedding dress worn by Ms Markle for the ceremony, carriage ride and daytime reception, has said previously: “I think every bride is unique. They always come with their own ideas. She was really focused, as I was, on it being absolutely perfect for the occasion. “That was the modernity and the fact that really wanted something that was so elegant and classical and timeless in a way.” The first, daytime wedding dress by Clare Waight Keller read more

Chimei Innolux develops 5inch 1080p 443ppi display

first_imgThere’s a growing trend of using larger displays in new smartphones, and even Apple isn’t immune with its predicted move to a 4-inch display for the iPhone 5. Chimei Innolux, the largest company making LCDs in Taiwan, wants phone manufacturers to go even bigger though, and is tempting them with a new 5-inch display.5 inches may seem a little large for your pocket, but Chimei is offering up an LCD you may want to buy new jeans with bigger pockets for. That’s because the resolution on this screen is 1080p (1920 x 1080), translating to an ultra-crisp 443ppi. As a comparison, the current iPhone 4S %displayPrice% at %seller% Retina Display is 326ppi.Chimei looks to be coming to the rescue of non-iPad tablets, too. A larger 9.7-inch display is also going to be made available with a resolution as high as 2560 x 1920. The new iPad’s Retina Display is 2048 x 1536 and 264ppi. Chimei’s pushes that up to 330ppi and will have app developers scrambling to update their visuals if it makes it into some Android tablets.If you like your smartphone a bit smaller, Chimei has a couple of new OLED displays to cater to your needs. There’s a 3.4-inch and 4.3-inch version of their TRUEOLED displays being put into production that still achieve a very respectable Retina-matching 326ppi. And being OLED they are going to be very power efficient.All of Chimei’s new screens are expected to be on display during Touch Taiwan, which starts today and runs through Friday. Hopefully it won’t be too long after that we hear announcements about new 5-inch smartphones and 9.7-inch tablets offering these very high resolutions.More at Chimei Innolux, via The Vergelast_img read more

Les écrans LG IPS4 offriront une experience plus dynamique

first_imgLes écrans LG IPS4 offriront une experience plus dynamiqueChaque nouvelle génération d’écrans est vantée par les constructeurs comme ayant des images plus nettes, plus colorées, etc. C’est bien entendu le cas de LG et de son nouveau moniteur LG IPS4.Ils se reposent sur la récente technologie In-Plane Switching (IPS) au lieu des dalles Twisted Nematic (TN). L’angle de vision est vanté aller jusqu’à 178 degrés, sans perte de couleurs. On notera le peu de sens d’une telle prétention, puisqu’avec un tel angle on voit complètement l’image de coté et la perspective, par simple géométrie, rend impossible d’apprécier l’image. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La fonctionnalité Smooth Color Change élimine le flou générée par les scènes d’action rapide, de sports ou de jeux vidéo, pour diminuer la fatigue visuelle.Le Dual Smart Solution peut faire fonctionner deux moniteurs. La fonctionnalité Dual Screen optimise la taille de la fenêtre pour diviser automatiquement l’écran pour visionner plusieurs pages web, facilitant encore plus le multi-tâche en ligne. Le prix n’est pas connu, mais les moniteurs LG IPS4 sortiront d’abord en Asie, puis en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. Le 28 avril 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Enzo Amore crashes Survivor Series on Sunday night, Amore removed by security

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight WWE 24/7 Championship changes hands multiple times at FOX Founders Day event WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Meghan Markle leads celebs in mourning fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh Now Playing Up Next Enzo Amore Pinterest Thermal Images Show Animals In Whole New Light A photo of former WWE star Enzo Amore sitting on the floor at Survivor Series earlier tonight at Staples Center in Los Angeles made the rounds earlier tonight.Sean Ross Sapp of posted this photo to Twitter of Amore in a disguise.Enzo Amore in the crowd in a VERY BAD disguise in the second row. I’m sure he didn’t mean to get on the side the hard camera faces AT ALL— Sean Ross Sapp of (@SeanRossSapp) November 19, 2018A video was then posted to Twitter by @TuftsGuy showing security removing Amore.My video of the wrestler formerly known as Enzo Amore trying to interrupt #SurvivorSeries. @WWE security not having any of it. He is taken down quickly.— LEE SHENKER (@TuftsGuy) November 19, 2018Another angle of Amore being removed was posted by @carrie_palacios.@tmz Enzo Amore get booted from WWE show— First Lady Of PWG (@carrie_palacios) November 19, 2018 Facebook Now Playing Up Next David Beckham says Brooklyn mocked him for risque photoshoot Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Enzo Amore Fired Following Sexual Assault Allegation Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Big Cass Videos Articles Rumor: WWE reportedly reaches out to Enzo Amore and Big Cass; WWE responds to report WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4last_img read more

Official Medhi Benatia leaves Juventus for AlDuhail

first_imgJuventus defender Medhi Benatia has completed an €8m transfer to Qatari club Al-Duhail SC.With just six appearances in all competitions this season under his belt, Benatia made the decision to end his two and a half year stay at Juventus in favour of a move outside of Europe for the first time in his career.After reports emerged last week that Benatia had received a highly lucrative proposal from Al Duhail, Juventus confirmed on Monday that the transfer has gone through with the €8m fee to paid in two instalments within October 2019.The Serie A champions later wished their former defender the best on social media with Benatia replying with his own regards and wished them luck for next month’s first leg Champions League game at Atletico Madrid. in their last-16 tie.“Thank you all,” Benatia wrote on Twitter.“It has been an immense pleasure! I hope to be able to come to Madrid to cheer for you – this Juve deserves it.”Benatia had been at Turin since 2016 after arriving from Bayern Munich on an initial €3m loan deal before Juventus snapped him up on a permanent one for €17 a year later.In total, the Morocco captain scored five times in 59 appearances across all competitions for Juventus and leaves with two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia crowns.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.The 31-year-old has also played for Marseille, Tours, Lorient, Clermont, Udinese and AS Roma.Now Benatia will turn his attention to helping Al-Duhail claim a seventh Qatar Stars League crown this season.The club are coached by Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Rui Faria and hope that a player of Benatia’s calibre and experience will prove most helpful in their bid to overhaul Al Sadd for the top spot.Currently, Faria’s side trails the league leaders by a single point after 15 games and will be back in action at home to Al-Sailya on February 5 at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha.Grazie a tutti voi 🙏🏽e stato in immenso piacere !spero di potere venire a Madrid a tifare per voi 👌🏽🤲🏽questa juve se lo merita 👌🏽— MBenatia5 (@MedhiBenatia) January 28, 2019last_img read more

Vancouver firefighters start annual coat drive

first_imgThe Vancouver Fire Department is holding its eighth annual coat and blanket drive through Jan. 1.People can donate blankets and clean, usable coats of all sizes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the Westside Fire House, 400 E. 37th St., off Main Street. Donations can also be left at America’s Self Storage at 108 N.W. 139th St. in Salmon Creek from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Acting Fire Capt. Matt Krussow said in a release that firefighters meet people on a daily basis who need warm coats and can’t afford them. Children’s coats are in greatest need, he said.Last year, firefighters collected more than 3,000 coats for needy people. In 2004, the first annual drive, they collected 700 coats.Leftover coats and blankets will be delivered to local shelters, schools and the YWCA in January.last_img read more

Immigration agents checking WA jail fingerprints

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Federal immigration agents are now checking fingerprints of everyone booked into local jails in Washington.Washington became the 34th state Tuesday in the program known as Secure Communities.The Seattle Times reports it allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to check the prints against a national immigration database. The goal is to deport those who have committed serious crimes.The program expands one ICE already operates nationwide that allows its officers to check jail booking names.Officials say the program has helped deport 129,000 convicted criminals since 2008.last_img read more

Forbes Licenses Brand Name to Airport Newsstands

first_img“Today, travelers are looking for news and information that will improve their overall trip experience, and the most trusted brands stand out,” says Nina LaFrance, Forbes SVP, consumer marketing and business development, in a statement.According to the wholesaler-owned magazine newsstand sales data firm MagNet, terminal sales accounted for about $241 million in 2013, a 10 percent drop from 2012, but still about 8 percent of total market. The newsstand market in general is in significant decline, but Forbes and Paradies are banking on the brand name along with the high volume of international travelers through each of those airports to drive sales. The shops will also sell much of the usual fare found in terminal newsstands, including other magazines, local, national and international newspapers, luggage and convenience items. Beyond that, the stores will feature monitors airing Forbes video content and “interactive technology stations” enabling customers to browse The kiosks will also promote the brand’s special issues—Billionaires, Forbes 400, Best Colleges, etc.—throughout the year. Forbes Media has continued its recent licensing streak with the opening of branded newsstands in airports. Airport retailer Paradies has partnered with the company to open the first newsstand in the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The licensing partnership includes four terminal-based retail shops, with more scheduled to open in Washington Reagan and Washington Dulles this month.The licensing strategy has become a focus for Forbes lately. The Paradies deal comes shortly after Forbes announced it began licensing its contributor network technology to b-to-b media company ALM (which just went on the block), a Forbes School of Business at Ashford University and an agreement with payment solutions provider Lotaris to launch the Forbes Digital Commerce mobile payment platform.last_img read more

BHEL to Set up 10MW Solar Power Plant in Mandya

first_imgBharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has informed BSE on Monday about its plan to set up a 10MW solar power plant in Shivanasamudram, Belakavadi village in Mandya district of Karnataka.The company had already fixed a 5MW power solar power plant at Shivanasamudram in the past.Rs. 68 crore will be invested to set up the plant for the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL). The company stated in a press release that the contract to set up the grid connected solar power plant has been approved, including operation and management of the plant for three years.BHEL has undertaken similar projects for KPCL, which include a 3MW solar plant near Raichur.BHEL has fixed major solar plants across the country. The plants, ranging from 2MW to 10MW, have been set up in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.The company is in the process of setting up the nation’s largest solar power plant (15MW) for NTPC at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The company is also taking up orders from Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Electricity Department of Daman & Diu and Orissa Power Corporation Limited.The photovoltaic systems for the plants is manufactured at its facility in Bangalore. The solar cells manufactured in Bangalore are exported to Germany, Australia and Italy.The company stated that it is planning to support the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) of Government of India, which aims to achieve 22,000MW of Solar Power in the country by the year 2022.On Monday, the stock price of BHEL recorded at Rs.229.85, with a surge of Rs.2.80 or 1.23 percent. The company has a market cap of Rs. 5,55,727.62.last_img read more

How to Install Linux on a Chromebook

first_img Henry T. Casey, Keep Your Chromebook From Sleeping Edit Word Docs on a Chromebook How to Snap Windows in Chrome OS Use Dropbox on Your Chromebook and Add it to File Manager Take a Screenshot How to Force Quit on a Chromebook Set Up Offline Gmail Install Linux on a Chromebook How to Stream Google Play Music on Your Chromebook «« Previous Tip Use Dropbox on Your Chromebook and Add it to File Manager Chromebook Tips Install Linux on a Chromebook Next Tips »» Turn Your Chromebook Desktop into an Art Gallery Save Images On a Chromebook Turn on Caps Lock Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. How to Add Custom Shortcuts to Your Chromebook App Launcher Author Bio How to Launch a Google Hangout on Your Chromebook Change Wallpaper on a Chromebook Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Chromebookcenter_img Reset Your Chromebook Reset Your Chromebook 14. Verify your new password by entering it again, and click Enter.15. Enter an encryption passphrase, which is essentially a second password, and click Enter.16. Confirm that passphrase by entering it again, and click Enter.17. Time to watch a lot of code fly across your screen, and it lasts a while.  You’re waiting for a prompt that asks you to enter a username.18. Type in a username for your Linux account and hit Enter when prompted.19. Type in a third new password, which will be the password for your Linux account, and click Enter.20. Retype that password to confirm, and click Enter.21. Type “sudo startxfce4” and hit Enter.22. You’re now in Linux on your Chromebook! How to switch from Chrome OS to Linux with keyboard shortcuts.ARM-processor powered Chromebooks (which is a large amount of Chormebooks) use the commands Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Forward to jump back and forth.Intel Chromebooks use the shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+Back, Ctrl+Alt+Forward and Ctrl+Alt+RefreshUnfortunately for many (including me), those commands didn’t work as well on the Pixelbook. So, with some research and work, I found an alternative.How to switch from Chrome OS to Linux with the Terminal.1. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal.2. Type Shell.3. Hit Enter.4. Type “sudo startxfce4”.5. Hit Enter.How to move back to Chrome OSReady to return to Chrome OS? Here’s how to get back to the OS your Chromebook was meant for. Just one piece of advice, if your display’s color scheme inverts, as mine has, you may need to restart to fix that.Click your name in the top right corner. Select Log OutClick Log Out. Henry T. Casey, on Take a Screenshot Keep Google From Spying on Your Kid’s Chromebook Next Tip »» Use Skype on a Chromebook Chromebook Tips Chromebooks are so simple to use and maintain that even a young child can handle them. However, if you want to push the envelope, you can install Linux. While it doesn’t cost any money to put a Linux operating system on a Chromebook, it is nonetheless a complex process and not for the feint of heart. Once you’ve finished our walkthrough, you’ll be able to toggle between Linux and Chrome OS with a keyboard shortcut. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 MORE: Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and AdviceFor this process, we’re going to use Crouton, a flavor of Linux which supports a wide-range of Chromebooks. Before You Start1. Back up any personal data or documents you have stored on the Chromebook’s internal drive. While your Google Drive-stored content is backed up, anything in your downloads folder may not be, and the same is true for information stored locally in downloaded Android apps. 2. Set aside some time. This is not a quick process, and took 36 minutes for me to complete.3. Come up with three passwords for your new system, as this requires you to create a regular password, an encryption passphrase, and an account password for Linux.How to Install Linux on a Chromebook1. While the Chromebook is on, hold ESC + Refresh and then click the Power button. Your screen will go dark, and you can then release the keys.2. Do not worry when you see a screen that says Chrome OS is missing or damaged, or one that asks you to insert a USB drive. Click CTRL + D.3. Press Enter, and expect to watch a series of processes happen while you sit back and wait. You’ll get a 30-second countdown to change your mind and then the computer will start Preparing for Developer Mode. This will take several minutes and erases any data on the Chromebook’s solid state drive.4. Watch as your screen displays multiple messages that explain that the system is moving to Developer Mode, which deletes all of your local files, which I mentioned above.5. You’ll see an OS Verification is Off screen. Continue to wait.6. Click Let’s go, and then sign into your Google account and local network, as Developer Mode cleared your account and network information.7. Open Chrome.8. Navigate to this URL: Click the URL next to “Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment.” A Crouton file will download.10. Click Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window tab.11. Type “shell” (without the quotations) next to crosh> and hit Enter.12. If you’re using a touchscreen Chromebook, type “sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -e -t touch,xfce” next to “chronos@localhost / $” and hit enter.If you’re using a non-touchscreen Chromebook, type “sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -e -t xfce” instead, and hit Enter.13. Enter a new password you’ll use for Chromium and click Enter. 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China has built the worlds first underground hotel and the photos are

first_img Monday, November 5, 2018 Tags: China Posted by Share Underground Shanghai hotel plans Q4 debut.Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland will have 16 floors below ground level.— Discover Shanghai (@dscvr_shanghai) August 24, 2018 SHANGHAI — Skyscrapers are a dime a dozen these days, with an 18-storey building hardly raising an eyebrow. But what about one that’s 18 stories below ground? Now, that’s something to talk about.Scheduled to open Dec. 1 is the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, the world’s very first underground hotel. The first-of-its-kind luxury resort has been built 300 feet into a former quarry, just 20 miles from Shanghai. It has 18 floors in total, 16 of which are below ground.Other cool features? A majestic waterfall that plunges into the quarry below, plus a ground level that’s covered in greenery to blend into the surrounding landscape.The bottom two floors double as a balcony, and even cooler than that is the fact that its two lowest levels are completely submerged in water in a 33-foot-deep aquarium!Check out these awesome pics:This Stunning Luxury Hotel Is Built Inside A Disused Quarry.Carved dramatically into the rock face of an underground quarry, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will feature bungee jumping, rock climbing and underwater guest rooms.— Discover Shanghai (@dscvr_shanghai) October 25, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group China has built the world’s first underground hotel and the photos are unreallast_img read more

Former Ukrainian presidents bodyguard detained

first_imgKIEV, Ukraine (AP) – A former Ukrainian presidential bodyguard has been detained at an Italian airport at Ukraine’s request.Mykola Melnychenko was charged with abuse of office and divulging state secrets after claiming that former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma was involved in the murder of an investigative journalist.Melnychenko had released tapes that he said were made in Kuchma’s office and on which a voice resembling Kuchma’s is heard ordering his subordinates to deal with the journalist, Heorhiy Gongadze. Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The journalist’s beheaded body was found in a forest outside Kiev in November 2000.A Ukrainian court cleared Kuchma last year. Melnychenko then fled the country.Ukrainian news agencies on Saturday cited Melnychenko and his lawyer as saying he had been detained in the Naples airport after arriving on a flight from Washington on Friday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homecenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The vital role family plays in society 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

CEO Nissan will be ready with autonomous driving by 2020

first_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Comments   Share   YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.Many of the world’s automakers, and companies outside the auto industry such as Google, are working on technologies that allow cars to navigate without human intervention. Top Stories “That is the car of the future,” he said. “But the consumer is more conservative,” he said. “That makes us cautious.”___Follow Yuri Kageyama: © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ghosn said good progress is being made toward the Japanese automaker’s goal of delivering that technology by 2020.“Our cars will be ready,” he said.The bigger hurdle for such vehicles becoming readily available to consumers is approval from regulators around the world, he told reporters at Yokohama headquarters.Ghosn said autonomous driving was sure to be part of the cars of the future because market studies with consumers, especially younger drivers, who will determine future cars, show that is what they want, along with connectivity and zero, or very low, emissions.Connectivity means accessing the Internet, seeing movies and duplicating in the vehicle the other experiences a person has at home or in the office, Ghosn said.On zero emissions, he reiterated that Nissan is banking on electric cars, rather than other zero-emissions technologies, for the near-term future. Nissan makes the Leaf electric car.Ghosn said Nissan sees autonomous vehicles as adding to driving pleasure, and a totally driver-less car is not at the center of the automaker’s plans.The autonomous driving Nissan foresees will assist or enhance driving, he said. Nissan may end up with a driverless car, but that was not the automaker’s goal, he said. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Quick workouts for men New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more