Leaked images of Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra have surfaced online. In the images shared by a Weibo user, the phone is seen with dual cameras on front. Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is expected to be amid-range phablet from Sony and could be launched at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The phone will succeed the Xperia XA1 Ultra.The Xperia XA2 Ultra was recently also spotted on SIRIM certification site. The phone was seen bearing a model number H4233 along with its original name. Going by the listing, the Xperia XA2 Ultra will come with a Snapdragon chipset and not Mediatek.Going by the shared images, Sony XA2 Ultra will come with few noticeable design changes. The phone will sport dual selfie cameras. Also, the camera placement on the back is going to be different than what we’ve seen in the previous phones. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back panel.Also Read: Sony takes strategic U-turn, launches made in India Xperia R1 and R1 PlusThe Xperia XA2 Ultra was recently also spotted on GFXBench. The listing reveals that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at the speed of 2.2GHz. It has Adreno 508GPU that is seen mostly in mid-range phones. Just to recall, the Xperia XA1 Ultra runs on a MediaTek Helio P20, while the Xperia XA Ultra comes with a MediaTek Helio P10.The smartphone will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Rumours also suggest that Sony will drop the stereo speakers this time in Xperia XA2 Ultra.advertisementSony in October launched two made in India Xperia smartphones — Xperia R1 and the Xperia R1 Plus. While the Xperia R1 was launched at Rs 12,990 the Xperia R1 Plus costs buyers Rs 14,990.
Wayne Rooney had a disappointing end to a brilliant first season in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States as he missed a penalty for DC United in their shootout defeat to Columbus Crew in the playoffs on Thursday.Rooney stepped up to take the first spot kick in the shootout after the match had ended 2-2 but saw his shot saved by Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who dived to his right and pushed away Rooney’s effort.Rooney’s teammates in Luciano Acosta and Nick DeLeon too missed their penalties as Crew won 3-2 in the shootout to advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals, where they face New York Red Bulls.”It’s disappointing losing on penalties but as a team we can be extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last few months,” Rooney told reporters.”In today’s game the crowd, the atmosphere was fantastic and it shows the team are coming along great and they are proud of our performances. We’ll try and build on this next season.”Earlier, defender Frederic Brillant had given DC United a 21st minute lead before Federico Higuain scored twice to put Crew ahead. DeLeon restored parity with a long-range shot deep into extra time to send the contest to a shootout.Rooney joined DC United from Everton this year as their marquee signing with the side rooted to the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference on two wins from 14 matches and eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup.However, the former Manchester United striker helped drag the team up the table and into the playoffs with a string of inspiring performances, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists in 20 appearances.advertisementDC United finished fourth in the Eastern Conference.(With Reuters inputs)
Notes on Mike Gundy’s Postgame Pitt Presser
Hey, we have a postgame press conference from Mike Gundy. We didn’t get video of one in either of the first two weeks, but let’s dig into this one. A Cliff’s Notes version of Gundy’s thoughts after Oklahoma State’s 59-21 rout of Pitt.• Good opening quote: “Obviously we had a good game today. Our players were really focused and they did a really nice job in preparation. As a coach that’s so gratifying. To see guys get ready to play a game, prepare and execute. Obviously we were very explosive on offense. Defensively we stopped the run.”• He said OSU has a long way to go and a lot of work ahead, but that he was proud of the team on Saturday.• Said Rudolph has worked on his footwork and ability to move in the pocket. “You see the importance of having a quarterback who can make plays.”• He said he didn’t notice any drops at receiver on Saturday and told the team they were really good in all three phases.• “We were focused, started fast and made key third downs.”• He addressed the Tyron issue: “We had a few players this week who lost focus. We got out of our world and our culture. So when that happens they can’t be with us. But when we come back on Sunday, they’ll be with us and play games. They are healthy and they didn’t violate any rules outside of the team.” Got out of our world. I’m going to start using that on my kids.• I thought this on Rudolph’s pick was interesting: “He made a lot of plays. He got out of his “box” one time, and when he did he threw an interception. He did not progress appropriately and it cost him. He made his mind up prior to the snap based on coverage, they rolled coverage and he threw an interception. So it is an example of what happens when you don’t follow the system we have in place. But other than that he was obviously really good.”• Said Madre Harper and Brendan Vaughn not on the team anymore. “Guys stepped out of our culture a little bit.”• Said linebackers played fairly well and were limited. He said Calvin Bundage watched the first half from the locker room, but might have “flipped it to SpongeBob at the start of the second quarter. Knowing Bundage, there’s a chance he could have done that.”• Said Pitt’s structure was for the most part the same.• “I have no clue what people are going to do (against us). We have to stay in our world.” Said it’s difficult to change who you are in two days. Few (if any) teams can do it.• Said he’s “nervous every game. That’s why I’m underweight.”• He said being on the road makes him nervous because you never know what can happen. He said he was more confident the Indians would win last night than he was that OSU would play this well on the road this early in the year.• On the Sinor fumble: “That was a pretty bad looking play.” Said about Sinor, “Is that as high as you could jump?” He said OSU is going to start having a drill for what happened and work on kicking it out of the end zone.• On Crabtree: “In the 80s when we were tough, they would have injected him and put him back out there.”• Said the Big 12 is tough, but “I just look at scores.” Said all the teams all know each other really well.• Called Yurcich “a taskmaster.” Said he brought him to Stillwater to hide him for a few years but isn’t sure he’ll be able to do so for much longer. “He’s pretty dang good at what he does. He’s as good as anyone I’ve had. He deserves everything he gets. Dealing with me on offense is not fun. I’m wrong a lot, and he just says ‘yes sir’ and goes on down the road and does what he wants to do a little bit later. He’s a smart guy and a good coach.”• Said Mason just needs to stay in his world. Called him a “workaholic.” Also said, “He prides himself on being the Peyton Manning, Tom Brady of college football. That’s what he prides himself on, and he backs it up. Most people that are that committed that have some skill are going to be successful. His leadership and ability to be humble has been awesome.”• Said he can’t shelter any players from the social media world we live in. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Jack Cork keeps Burnley on track for Europe by sinking Watford Mathematicians could quibble but Newcastle have practically banished the threat of relegation thanks to this polished victory, their first away in the Premier League since New Year’s Day. Goals by Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Pérez, before Jamie Vardy pulled one back for Leicester late on, took Rafael Benítez’s side to 38 points, a tally that will almost certainly ensure they finish above at least three other clubs.Benítez is not willing to declare mission accomplished just yet. “We are really close but you never know in football so you have to carry on,” he said before invoking the traditional threshold: “When we get to 40 points we’ll be fine.“ But the way his team performed spoke of a side that believes it belongs in the Premier League.There is a distinction between a team that battles for survival and one that calmly asserts its right to play in the top flight. Here, and to Benítez’s immense credit, Newcastle’s players looked fully aware of their roles and convinced of their ability to fulfil them. Coming into the game on the back of two home wins, Benítez’s side showed confidence and smoothness. They were helped by another sluggish start by Leicester, a bad habit that Claude Puel’s team have fallen into in recent weeks. match reports Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Leicester City At last Leicester perked up. Now Newcastle had to fight. As the second half progressed and Puel made a series of attacking changes, Leicester worked up a head of steam. But Newcastle stayed cool enough to stop them creating clear chances. And then, in the 75th minute, Leicester’s defence imploded. There seemed no trouble when Florian Lejeune punted the ball forward but Morgan and Maguire looked slack-jawed at it as if it were an unidentified flying object. Their bewilderment allowed Pérez to dart in and send a 25-yard lob over the stranded Schmeichel.Vardy stabbed the ball in after 83 minutes after a knock-down by Shinji Okazaki. But Newcastle would not be denied a precious and richly merited win. “I have to say congratulations to the players.” said Benítez, who deserves a pat on the back himself. Topics Premier League Share on Twitter Read more Share on Messenger Steve Mounié capitalises on Brighton howler to rescue point for Huddersfield The Observer Newcastle United Read more The King Power crowd were treated to free beer and fireworks before kick-off to celebrate the 60th birthday of Leicester’s chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, but the home team were not supposed to be generous to the opposition. Leicester’s early diffidence seemed like an invitation to Newcastle and Benítez’s men did not need to be asked twice. They came close to scoring in the second minute when Kasper Schmeichel had to bat away a glancing header by Pérez following a corner by Kenedy.Leicester’s play for most of the first period was slow and bitty, the opposite of Newcastle’s. Shelvey intelligently ran midfield, where Leicester missed the dynamism of the suspended Wilfried Ndidi.Shelvey was instrumental when Newcastle opened the scoring in the 18th minute. After Pérez picked him out on the edge of the area, Shelvey used a foxy dummy to send Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire on a wild goose chase. Then he guided a shot from 18 yards past Schmeichel, helped by a deflection off Ben Chilwell.It was Shelvey’s first goal in the Premier League for Newcastle and, allied to how he orchestrated play for much of the first half, the ideal way to strengthen his chances of persuading Gareth Southgate to draft him into England’s World Cup squad.Maguire seems certain to go to Russia but could have been given his marching orders here. In the 20th minute he reacted to Dwight Gayle’s pesky jostling by turning and giving the striker an open-handed shove in the mouth. The referee, Stuart Attwell, showed only a yellow card.If Leicester fans hoped that incident would serve as a metaphorical slap in the face to wake up their team, their wish was not immediately granted. Not until the 37th minute did Leicester show the class they undoubtedly possess. Adrien Silva was to thank for that, as he opened up Newcastle with a wonderful pass from the centre circle to Riyad Mahrez. As the winger wound up a shot from 15 yards, Paul Dummett slid in and took him down – but Attwell again took a lenient view, apparently believing the defender connected with the ball. Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth chief Blake welcomes Clyne dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth chief Neill Blake has welcomed their deal for Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool.The England international right-back will remain at Vitality Stadium until the end of the 2018/19 season and is eligible for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie against Brighton & Hove Albion.Blake said: “When a player of Nathaniel’s quality and experience became available we had to act quickly, and I’m delighted that he will be with us until the end of the season.“With Adam Smith and Simon Francis suffering injuries in recent weeks, it was imperative to strengthen the right-back area, and Nathaniel is a great fit for our squad in terms of his character and style of play.“I am looking forward to seeing him pull on an AFC Bournemouth shirt and am confident that he can help us build on a record-breaking first half of the season.
SCPAs Box Volume Up by 54 Pct
zoom South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recorded a 5.4 percent increase in container volume fiscal year to date, with 1.029,450 TEUs handled since the period began in July 2016.SCPA said that December was “a solid finish” to the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, with 164,480 TEUs moved last month, a year-over-year increase of nearly 14 percent.As measured in pier containers, or total box volume, SCPA handled 92,956 boxes last month, up 12.8 percent compared to the same month last year.Fiscal year to date pier container volume is up 5.4 percent, with 580,880 boxes moved at SCPA’s North Charleston and Wando Welch container terminals.Port of Charleston handled 61,377 pier tons in December, pushing fiscal year to date volume to 422,120 pier tons moved across SCPA docks. Additionally, Charleston exceeded fiscal year to date plans by 8.5 percent.“The port is experiencing an all-time high container volume, with loaded imports and exports achieving over 7 percent growth,” Jim Newsome, SCPA President and CEO, said.“Looking ahead to the second half of our 2017 fiscal year, we remain cautiously optimistic as we continue to prepare for the deployment of 14,000 TEU ships and improve our existing infrastructure,” Newsome added.SCPA owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, Georgetown and Greer.
Animal shelters nationwide are preparing to host the world’s largest mobile cooperative adoption event as North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization gets ready for its 14th annual Tour For Life.Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan Partner with Schools Nationwide to Host Mutt-i-grees Pack PartiesBeginning March 12 through May 16, this mobile pet adoption tour will make its way across the country, stopping in 52 U.S. cities and 26 states, plus Washington D.C., and cover more than 17,000 miles.To continue the celebration of animal shelter adoptions, the world’s most beloved canine Scooby-Doo will be joining forces with North Shore Animal League America by inviting schools and libraries along the Tour For Life route to celebrate locally by hosting Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties. In conjunction with Tour For Life and its mobile adoption events, locally-hosted Pack Parties are events designed to raise funds and raise awareness for local shelters and Mutt-i-grees’ in-school curriculum programs that teach social and emotional learning skills by helping homeless animals.“Warner Bros. and Scooby-Doo are proud to support the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and partner with North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “With Scooby-Doo at the head of the pack, even more young fans and dog-lovers will be able to participate in community-hosted Pack Parties across the country to advocate for shelter adoption and help animals find the home that they deserve.”John Stevenson, President of North Shore Animal League America encourages community members to attend their local Tour For Life and/or Pack Party, as they will be supporting their community shelters and schools. He said, “All across America, students are making an impact and significant difference in the lives of homeless animals by sharing the message of the importance of shelter adoption.” He emphasized, “Each community should support their local event, because not only does it celebrate animal adoption but it also familiarizes communities with their local shelters and schools.”“Mutt-i-grees and Pack Parties have provided incredible support to us in so many ways. Their dedication and commitment is inspiring and their wonderful program has helped us motivate our club members to raise money for shelter animals and learn of their plight. We are so grateful,” said Kimberly Spanjol, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LMHC YAP (Youth Animal Protectors) Club, NYC of the Stephen Gaynor School.Proceeds raised through the national Mutt-i-gree’s Pack Party website will benefit North Shore Animal League America and Cesar Millan’s Cesar Millan Foundation. The school or library raising the most funds at a Mutt-i-grees Pack Party will also be eligible to win $1000 for their organization along with a visit from top-dog, and Mr. Mutt-i-gree himself… Scooby-Doo! To learn more about local events or to support the national Mutt-i-grees Pack Party efforts, visit www.scoobypackparty.com.Sponsored by PURINA, Tour For Life reinforces the importance of adoption and familiarizes communities with their local shelters and schools. Since its inception in 2001 Tour For Life has saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals across the country. North Shore Animal League America’s Tour For Life Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units will travel cross-country routes, simultaneously, stopping at scheduled destinations from coast to coast, and helping more than 100 shelters and rescue groups find homes for orphaned pets. To learn more about North Shore Animal League America’s Tour For Life, including the schedule and stops visit www.animalleague.org.
Held by the Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa – part of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs – the gathering will assist countries’ efforts to implement the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons.Co-organized by Interpol, the workshop aims to identify actions States can take to adhere to the Instrument and familiarize government authorities with it.Some 60 participants are expected to attend the event, which is supported by the European Union as well as Japan and Norway.The meeting is part of a series targeted at promoting the Instrument and step up States’ capacity to put it into practice. 16 April 2008A two-day United Nations conference seeking to help West and Central African nations bolster their abilities to identify and trace illicit small arms and light weapons kicks off tomorrow in Lomé, Togo.
Volunteers from all walks of life, from traditional chiefs to scout group members to army officers, will take part in the scheme to combat measles, a persistent killer of children in the impoverished African nation.All children aged between nine months and 14 years will be vaccinated, with all children also receiving de-worming tablets and those aged below five given Vitamin A capsules.More than 7,000 vaccinators and at least 15,000 community mobilizers have been recruited to carry out the immunization scheme, which will start in schools and crèches before moving on to health centres and eventually going door-to-door.At a ceremony yesterday in the port city of Tamatave, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Monique van de Ven, a famous film actress in the Netherlands, helped launch the 25-day vaccination scheme with Madagascar’s President Mark Ravalomanana.In 2002 there were an estimated 350,000 measles cases across the country, where the risks of epidemic are high because two out of every five children are not completely immunized.UNICEF Madagascar Representative Barbara Bentein said the agency had started preparing for the vaccination scheme six months ago.”The way in which this campaign has succeeded in bringing together thousands of people, young and old, men and women, girls and boys, religious and traditional to join together in the largest mass mobilization effort ever is no less than extraordinary,” she said.
VANCOUVER – Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) reported a first-quarter profit of US$479 million on Wednesday as it faced difficult conditions at its Red Lake mine and lower grade ore.The results fell short of analyst expectations as poor ground conditions delayed work at the mine in Red Lake, Ont., and lower than expected grades of ore in other areas of the mine cut into production.“Solid operating results throughout most of our mine portfolio were offset by a challenging first quarter at Red Lake,” Goldcorp president and chief executive Chuck Jeannes said in a statement.“Adverse ground conditions at Red Lake delayed the development of new mining faces in the high grade zone which, taken together with lower grade in other areas of the mine, led to our slow start to 2012.”Gold production at Red Lake totalled 114,200 ounces for the quarter, down from 186,100 ounces a year ago.The gold miner, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said the profit amounted to 51 cents per diluted share in its latest quarter, down from $651 million or 81 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue grew to $1.35 billion, up from $1.22 billion.Excluding one-time items, the company reported an adjusted profit of $404 million or 50 cents per share, compared with $392 million or 49 cents per share a year ago.The average analyst estimate had been for a profit of 58 cents per share, according to those surveyed by Thomson Reuters.For the quarter, Goldcorp produced 524,700 ounces of gold, down from 637,600 a year ago, while it saw an average realized price of $1,707 per ounce, up from $1,394.Total cash costs amounted to $251 per ounce on a by-product basis, up from $188 a year ago.Silver production amounted to 6.6 million ounces compared 6.1 million ounces in the first three months of 2011.Despite the problems at Red Lake, Jeannes said the company’s Mexican operations were a particular area of strength in the first quarter with the commissioning of the final component of processing line at the Penasquito mine.Gold production at Penasquito in the quarter was 68,600 ounces, up from 57,600 a year ago.“The pace of construction and development activities at our growth projects remained impressive in the first quarter as well,” Jeannes said.“The Pueblo Viejo joint venture in the Dominican Republic is nearing completion and set to be our next source of new gold production in mid-2012. The Cerro Negro project in Argentina continues to progress toward expected initial gold production in the second half of 2013, and ongoing exploration success there is enhancing the prospects for additional gold reserve growth.”Goldcorp is Canada’s second-largest gold company.The company has mines as well as exploration and development projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Guatemala and Argentina.Shares in Goldcorp, which reported its results after the close of markets, were up 54 cents at $40.49 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Gold miner Goldcorp reports Q1 profit of US$479 million as revenue grows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Apr 25, 2012 5:57 pm MDT
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Plans to complete the violence-delayed Copa Libertadores final in Madrid were thrown into disarray on Saturday when River Plate refused to accept the fixture against Boca Juniors being moved from Argentina.“Spectators are now denied — unjustifiably — the possibility of witnessing the spectacle,” River said in a statement, highlighting the cost for fans.River was already angered it was fined $400,000 and ordered to play the next two CONMEBOL games behind closed doors after its fans attacked the Boca Junior team bus heading into its Buenos Aires stadium for the meeting of Argentina’s fiercest soccer rivals last Saturday.CONMEBOL made an aborted attempt to play the second leg of the final the following day and decided on Thursday it had to be staged instead on Dec. 9 in Spain at Real Madrid’s stadium for security reasons.“Argentine football as a whole and the Argentine Football Association cannot and should not allow a handful of violent ones to impede the development of the superclasico in our country,” River said.River insists it should not be held responsible for the attack that left Boca players injured, saying it happened outside of the security perimeter placed around its Monumental de Nunez Stadium. River also highlighted how Buenos Aires is currently managing to host a meeting of the world’s most powerful political leaders in the Group of 20. The political summit was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who criticized the conduct of Argentine fans a week after attending the twice-postponed game.“Unfortunately there are idiots around the world that ruin the party for millions of people and we have to remove them,” Infantino said. “Football creates and generates a lot of emotions. But it is a football match. It is not a war. It is not even a battle. It’s not even a fight. It is a match. And what happened is no excuse and has to be condemned. However, I think we have to take, all of us in football, lessons from these happenings and make sure there was a before and there is an after the events of last Saturday and these things do not happen any longer.”World soccer’s governing body approved CONMEBOL shifting the final to Spain.“Not to play the game is always a defeat,” Infantino said. “The only way to go ahead is to play the game in Spain.”But Infantino portrayed it as a one-off decision due to the security problems, rather than being the green light for other competitive games to be moved from their natural location. It comes as the Spanish league is being blocked by its federation from moving the La Liga game between Barcelona and Girona to Miami in January.“It is an exceptional case,” Infantino said of the Libertadores move. “For the rest, football is based on national associations who play their football in their countries; continental confederations who play their competitions in their continent; and then FIFA who can play its competitions everywhere.”___Harris reported from Dublin.More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsLuis Henao And Rob Harris, The Associated Press
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. The bizarre road rage video featuring David Attenborough’s producer attempting to put a motorist under citizen’s arrest has been all over the internet.Fergus Beeley failed to place the other man under citizen’s arrest, but he tried his hardest to, saying: “Put your hands on the car and get ready to die, this is a citizen’s arrest.”He then begins pointing at the woman and the boy, saying: “You’re under a citizen’s arrest, you’re under a citizen’s arrest, and I tell you what, you are, too.”Upset and angry, the woman calls back: “That’s my 11-year-old-son, what’s he done?”But what should he have done to put them under arrest – and what would happen if he did?What is a citizen’s arrest?A citizen’s arrest is an arrest by an individual who is not a law enforcement official.The law states:Anybody can arrest a person who is committing an indictable offence.Anybody can arrest a person if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that they are committing an indictable offence.A citizen’s arrest can be conducted in appropriate circumstances, such as the person causing damage to people or property, or trying to escape before the police can attend the scene. Use proportionate and reasonable force so you don’t get into trouble yourself. An indictable offence is one which could land the perpetrator in Crown Court – so it has to be a pretty serious crime such as violent assault or burglary.When should one be made?Lawyers advise that witnesses be present when an arrest is being made.This is because often when you’re performing a citizen’s arrest, you’re dealing with someone who won’t be honest with police when they arrive.So that you’re not arrested for assault, make sure you’re doing it for the correct reason and that you have people around who will vouch for you.If you don’t have any witnesses nearby, take pictures and videos on your phone of the crime to show to police.Make sure you don’t put yourself in any danger while performing the arrest – assess whether you can detain the person on your own.Arresting someone is a job best left to the professionals whenever possible.What needs to be done to complete a citizen’s arrest?There is no specific wording to tell people they are under citizen’s arrest.The subject does need to be told what you are doing and why as soon as possible before they are detained and taken to the police.
It is no messing going to be properly warm today
There’ll be some rain in the afternoon developing in the west before moving cross-country, with some southwest breezes also thrown into the mix. Tonight will be clear, but normal service will be resumed – temperatures of between one and three degrees, with widespread frost expected.Tomorrow and Wednesday should be a deal cooler – top temperatures of between seven and nine degrees – so enjoy it while you can.Read: New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlierRead: Five Baftas for Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ By Cianan Brennan Source: Met Éireann/Twitter 29,852 Views 16 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3859432 Feb 19th 2018, 7:34 AM Monday 19 Feb 2018, 7:34 AM Sunshine totals for today (hours): 😎Valentia Observatory 0.0Belmullet 0.0Malin Head 0.0Dublin Airport 0.0Gurteen 0.0Johnstown Castle 0.0Casement Airport 0.0Shannon Airport 0.0Cork Airport 0.0🙄— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 18, 2018 Source: Twitter/Simpsons_tweetsIT’S MID-FEBRUARY. It is cold, cold, and freezing. That’s a given.Except today it won’t be. It’s going to be warm as a summer (well, at least a pleasant spring) day.According to Met Éireann, we can expect temperatures of between 10 and 13 degrees celsius today.Considering it’s only about a week since the thermometer was dropping below zero at night-time, that definitely feels like progress to us.The forecast says that mist and fog will gradually clear this morning, before a dry spell and “cloud breaking at times to allow some sunshine through”. Lordy.Well, no matter what kind of weather we get today, it’ll be an improvement on yesterday when there was literally no sun over Ireland. Like none at all: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share174 Tweet Email3 Short URL It is, no messing, going to be properly warm today 13 degrees. 13 DEGREES!
HACKERS SUPPORTING TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defaced Twitter accounts of top individuals and institutions with Nazi jibes, as the EU hit back at Ankara’s behaviour in an escalating crisis.The accounts included the Irish account for the music show Other Voices: Source: Other Voices/Twitter 19 Comments 13,645 Views “#NaziGermany. #NaziHolland. This is a small #Ottomanslap for you. See you on #April16. I wrote what? Learn Turkish.”The message also featured a swastika and was followed by a video showing extracts of speeches by Erdogan.According to legend, an Ottoman slap was a barehanded technique used in the Ottoman army that was strong enough to kill an opponent on the spot.Twitter confirmed the attack. Several nationalist Turkish hacking groups have claimed hacks in recent days but there was no immediate claim for the current mass cyberattack.“We are aware of an issue affecting a number of account holders this morning,” a Twitter spokesperson said, adding the source of the attack had been tracked to a third party application, whose permissions had been removed.Germany’s Borussia Dortmund football club, tennis legend Boris Becker and Amnesty International were also targeted.‘Taking distance from Europe’Turkey has suspended high-level relations with The Netherlands and blocked its ambassador — currently outside the country — from returning to his post.Many in The Netherlands — a country bombed and occupied by the Nazis in World War II — were hugely offended Erdogan’s comment that the country still had “vestiges of the Nazis”.European Union president Donald Tusk said the comparisons were “completely detached from reality.”European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said he was “scandalised”.“The one who is doing this is taking distance from Europe and not trying to enter Europe,” he said.Erdogan sought to rub salt into the wound yesterday by bringing up the Srebrenica massacre of 1995, where Dutch UN peacekeepers failed to prevent the killing of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs.“The Netherlands and the Dutch, we know them from the Srebrenica massacre,” he said, telling The Hague “not to give us a lesson in civilisation”.‘Not welcome here’With anger growing in Germany over Turkey’s behaviour, Germany’s biggest-selling daily Bild told Erdogan he was not welcome in the country.“Bild tells the truth to Erdogan’s face — you are not a democrat! You are hurting your country! You are not welcome here!,” it said on its front page.Berlin’s anger has been compounded by the jailing ahead of a trial on terror charges of dual Turkish-German national Deniz Yucel, the Turkey correspondent of the German newspaper Die Welt.Senior Turkish ministers, including Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, have also put into question the future of a deal with the European Union last year the substantially reduced migrant flows to the bloc.Jean Marcou, professor at Sciences Po Grenoble in France, said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was deliberately playing up the row to make a show of giving Europe lessons in democracy at a time when the far right is on the rise.“The fact that the AKP is trying to mobilise people by using these kind of methods and arguments shows that perhaps the Turkish government is fragile and not so sure of the result on April 16,” he said.- © AFP, 2017Read: ‘Broken character’ … ‘repugnant falsehood’: Netherlands-Turkey diplomatic crisis deepens> Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, the French economy ministry and BBC North America, were also defaced by pro-Turkey hackers with a message slamming “Nazi Germany” and “Nazi Holland”. http://jrnl.ie/3288882 Hello everyone, thanks for getting in touch re: our Twitter being hacked. We’ve sorted it out now. For more info.. https://t.co/rhSwG5nSEV pic.twitter.com/etkP674KQ8— Other Voices (@OtherVoicesLive) March 15, 2017 Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans The hackers were supporters of the Turkish president in an ongoing row with the Netherlands and Germany. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet By AFP Turkey and the European Union are going through an explosive crisis after key EU members the Netherlands and Germany blocked Turkish ministers from holding rallies to back constitutional changes expanding Erdogan’s powers.Erdogan has repeatedly accused the two countries of behaving like “Nazis”, comments that have left The Hague and Berlin aghast.But EU chiefs blasted his comments today as “detached from reality” and incompatible with Turkey’s ambitions to join the bloc.The strong reaction from Brussels came as the Netherlands was voting in an election where Prime Minister Mark Rutte is facing a strong challenge from far-right populist Geert Wilders.Analysts believe Erdogan is exploiting the crisis to the full to bring out nationalist votes and ensure victory in the April 16 referendum on the new constitution that opponents fear will create one-man rule in Turkey.‘Ottoman slap’ Short URL Mar 15th 2017, 2:45 PM Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 2:45 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email
Fatal crash blocks Interstate 205 northbound
A Salem, Ore., man was killed in a Tuesday afternoon crash that blocked traffic on northbound Interstate 205, near state Highway 500, for more than two hours, slamming the freeway with backups all the way to the interstate bridge.Police and ambulance crews responded to a call about a motorcycle crash around 3:15 p.m.The Washington State Patrol said the man who was killed, Michael D. Shields, 60, was heading north on his motorcycle at the time of the crash.He was moving between lanes and struck the side of a pickup which had stopped for traffic, the State Patrol said, and then hit the rear of an SUV.The pickup then struck the rear of the SUV, which in turn rear-ended a sedan ahead of it.Shields was dead at the scene, the State Patrol said. The other three drivers and a passenger in the SUV were unhurt.
Now playing: Watch this: Comment Digital Media Music Share your voice “Gimlet is one of the best content creators in the world, with unique, celebrated podcast shows like Homecoming … and the internet culture hit Reply All,” Ek said. “And Anchor has completely reimagined the path to audio creation, enabling creation for the next generation of podcasters worldwide –15 billion hours of content on the platform during [the fourth quarter].”Financial terms of the deals weren’t disclosed, but Spotify said that it was aiming to spend $400 million to $500 million on multiple acquisitions this year. Recode earlier reported that Spotify was expected to buy Gimlet for $230 million. Looking ahead, Spotify predicted that it will have 97 million to 100 million paid subscribers by the end of March and that its monthly active users will increase to between 215 million and 220 million.In the fourth quarter, Sweden-based Spotify reported a profit of 442 million euros ($505 million), or 36 euros a share, swinging from a loss of 596 million euros, or 3.87 euros a share, a year earlier. Spotify posted an operating profit for the first time, but most of its bottom-line profit stemmed from a decline in its share price, which reduced the taxes Spotify had to pay on workers’ stock-based compensation.Revenue rose 30 percent to 1.5 billion euros in the quarter.Originally published Feb. 6 at 5:25 a.m. PT.Updated at 6:57 a.m. PT: With more details. The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.Tech Culture: From film and television to social media and games, here’s your place for the lighter side of tech. Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor on its march to rule podcasts Review • Apple Music offers smart musical suggestions with a human touch News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV 1 How To • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? Apple Music 2:28 Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says podcasts can draw in new listeners. Spotify Spotify picked up podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor as it looks for new listeners, the streaming service said Wednesday. “Our podcast users spend almost twice the time on the platform, and spend even more time listening to music,” Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement. “We have also seen that by having unique programming, people who previously thought Spotify was not right for them will give it a try.”The announcement came as Spotify released its quarterly financial results, Amid the cultural shift to streaming as the most common way people listen to music, Spotify and Apple Music have emerged as the leaders in the race to dominate subscription tunes. Though Spotify remains the biggest streaming service by both subscribers and those who listen for free, Apple Music has been growing quickly and its iTunes service remains the world’s de facto place to find and download podcasts. On Wednesday, Spotify reported that its paid subscribers rose to 96 million at the end of 2018 — a 36 percent increase from a year earlier. Including all the people who listen to Spotify free with ads, Spotify had 207 million using its service at least once a month at the end of 2018. That’s a 29 percent jump from a year earlier. The new figures met or beat the high end of what the company predicted in November. By comparison, Apple Music has more than 50 million paid subscribers, Apple said during its own earnings call last week. Because it lacks a free tier that lets anyone listen to music on demand, Apple has never disclosed a monthly-active-user stat; almost all people who use Apple Music are paid subscribers. Expecting non-music listening to eventually make up 20 percent of listening, Spotify said that Gimlet and Anchor will serve two podcasting roles for its service, as a platform for podcast creators and as the leading producer of podcasts. Earnings Apple Music Spotify Tags
Listing of Godrej Agrovet likely next fiscal
Godrej Agrovet, the agri-business subsidiary of Godrej group, is likely to consider listing in bourses during next financial year post implementation of goods and services tax (GST).In an interview with CNBC TV18, Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej also said that the company would wait till state elections got over before taking the final call on listing.The company in which Singapore-based private equity firm, Temasek has a 20 percent stake, however, said its financial position remains strong and there is no compulsion to go public in the immediate future.”Godrej Agrovet is a subsidiary of Godrej Industries and it is possible that we may look to list it. It is currently a private company with 20 percent shareholding from Temasek as a private equity investment,” the report quoted Godrej as saying. “Once GST is implemented, that is good enough for us (to go public), he added.Notably, a clause in the agreement with Temasek says that the private equity firm has a right to ask the board for listing. “There is a clause in the agreement where Temasek has a right to ask the board to list and Temasek is a very reasonable company. So, obviously it will do it at a time which is appropriate for the company,” he said.Agrovet, which had made two acquisitions last year, is witnessing rapid rise in sales and is also planning more domestic purchases to diversify its product offerings.According to the report, performance of the company has been good during the last quarter on the back of a good monsoon and the impact of demonetisation would be known in coming quarters.Godrej Agrovet, a subsidiary of Godrej Industries, has seen its revenue growing 53 percent during the second quarter of this financial year. Meanwhile, Godrej Industries reported 53.72 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 80.80 crore during the second quarter ending September of this financial year.
Wife gang raped husband held captive
Prothom Alo illustrationA housewife has reportedly been gang raped while her husband was held captive at a restaurant in Mymensingh Sadar upazila.The victim and her husband boarded a bus in Bhaluka, Mymensingh on Friday night for Kalmakanda, Netrakona, officer-in-charge of Sadar model police station, M Tajul Islam, said.She went to the washroom on their way at Sarinda Fast Food around 7:30pm where a youth named Jihan raped her there, according to the case filed by the husband.Later, Samrat, Bashar, Russel, Pavel and Saidul raped her from 8:00pm to midnight after keeping her husband confined to a room of the restaurant.They allegedly also had taken away their mobile phones and Tk 10,000 before releasing them around 1:00am on Saturday.Police arrested four accused on Saturday over the incident after the victim filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station.The arrested are Saidul Islam, 30, Rezaul Karim Pavel, 28, Jaman Bashar, 27, of Rajendrapur area, and Mahfuzur Rahman, manager of Sarinda Fast Food.The OC said they sent the victim to Netrokona Modern Sadar Hospital for medical test. “We’ve arrested four people, including the hotel manager, following information provided by the woman,” he said.