Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance in Indian Open

first_imgSaina Nehwal and PV Sindhu started their campaigns with spectacular wins in the women singles, while the mixed doubles pair of Manu Attri and Ashwini Ponnappa also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the India Open World Badminton Super Series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex yesterday.However, the Indians did not enjoy too much success in the men’s singles as defending champion Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth lost their respective matches in the round of 32 to be knocked out of the tournament.The second seeded Nehwal started with her dominating shots and gave no room to Tanvi Lad in a one-sided match. Saina, who represents Awadhe Warriors in the Premier Badminton League, registered a straight sets win by 21-7, 21-13 to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.In another women singles match, Sindhu thrashed Jeanine Cicognini of Italy 21-8, 21-8.In the mixed doubles, Attri and Ponnappa posted an easy 21-7, 21-3 win over Kapil Chaudhary and Smriti Nagarkoti.However, it was a bad day for India in the men’s singles.Srikanth had an intense battle against China’s Houwei Tian and the defending champion gave a tough fight in the third set. However, Tian won the tough contest 21-13, 17-21, 24-22.In another match, Jayaram lost to Germany’s Marc Zwiebler 12-21, 21-13, 19-21. On another court, Prannoy was defeated by T. Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 21-23, 21-18, 13-21.Earlier, Sai Praneeth went down to Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia 20-22, 13-21. Praneeth started well against Kuncoro, but lost momentum after the first set and eventually crashed out of the tournament.advertisementlast_img read more

Feel lucky to stand in same frame as Akshay Kumar: Mouni Roy

first_imgMumbai, Dec 11 (PTI) Television actor Mouni Roy is all praise for her co-star Akshay Kumar in “Gold”, saying his sincerity towards work is inspirational.Roy is making her Bollywood debut with the sports biopic, which is reportedly based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh Sr, who was in the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948.The movie has been directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Excel Entertainment.Asked about her experience of sharing screen space with Akshay, Mouni said, “(It was) wonderful. He is so sincere in every shot. You feel so lucky to just stand in the same frame as him and I have learnt something every day on the film set.””I have immense love and respect for him. I am so glad to be a part of the film.”The actor was speaking at the Lux Golden Rose Awards here last night.On reports of signing Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt- starrer “Brahamastra”, Mouni said, “We will cross the bridge when we come to it.”The actor, meanwhile, has exited from the successful “Naagin” TV series, which is now gearing up for its third installment.Asked about the actor replacing her in the Ekta Kapoor-produced drama, Mouni said she has no idea, but is excited to find out who will be the new face for the series.When mentioned about reports of TV star Surbhi Jyoti replacing her, she said, “I genuinely dont know. I really feel she is a good actress and she will do a great job.”advertisementThe actor, however, made it clear that it is not a permanent adieu to television, which she calls her home.”I will do everything. I will never leave TV, its my home. I have said this over and over again. I am very possessive about it,” she said.”TV has given me everything. I have a lot of respect for television, its actors and the people. We literally work like farmers, day and night to create something beautiful. Theres no way I am going to leave TV,” she added. PTI JUR GK RDSlast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 takes better photos than iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3 according to DxOMark

first_imgXiaomi has taken off the wraps from its first flagship smartphone for 2019. The new Mi 9 is their newest and most powerful smartphone, boasting of a stylish glass body and the world’s first smartphone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Mi 9 also boasts of certain flagship grade features that are usually reserved for ultra-expensive smartphones. One of such features on the device is the triple camera setup with an attention-seeking 48-megapixel Sony sensor. Xiaomi claimed great results for the camera and it seems they weren’t kidding. The Mi 9 has scored a very high score of 107 on the DxOMark scale.The Xiaomi Mi 9 has managed to score 112 for still photos and 99 for videos, this bringing the overall average score to 107. This puts the Mi 9 on the third sport after Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei P20 Pro, both of which manage to retain their top spot with scores of 109. The Mi 9 beats the iPhone XS’ score of 105 and the Galaxy Note 9’s score of 103. It even beats the Mi Mix 3.The critics lauded the Mi 9 for its video shooting capabilities and it impressive still photo qualities. “Target exposure is consistently spot-on, and the camera captures pleasant colour with accurate white balance, and without any colour shading or other colour issues. Noise levels are very well under control in bright light and under typical indoor conditions, and creep up only in low-light situations; and the autofocus system works swiftly and accurately in almost all circumstances,” says the review.The judges also praised the Mi 9’s low light performance. The Mi 9 impressed with good exposures and colours in both flash-only and mixed-light situations. “Portrait mode is capable of producing a simulated bokeh effect with good foreground subject isolation and a pleasant blur gradient, resulting in quite natural-looking images, and the Mi 9’s 2x optical zoom lens helps capture zoom images with good detail, even at longer zoom settings.”advertisementWhen it comes to the video, the Mi 9 showed good video stabilisation and good details in bright light. The Mi 9 also came up with low noise outdoors and indoors, responsive and repeatable AF performance as well as accurate white balance and good colour rendering.The Xiaomi Mi 9 boasts of a triple camera setup – a 48-megapixel primary camera with F1.75 aperture + a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera + 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2X zoom. The Mi 9 uses a Sony IMX586 sensor that uses pixel binning to capture more light by combining four pixels into one giant pixel. Additionally, Xiaomi’s AI algorithms also help with image quality.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Special Battle Angel Edition launched alongside Mi 9: Key specs and priceALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9 launched with triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 chipset, and in-display fingerprint sensorALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Flipkart teaser video shows gradient finish design but no in-display fingerprint sensorlast_img read more

Delighted to have Vijay Shankar in India’s World Cup team: Virat Kohli to India Today

first_imgVijay Shankar’s inclusion in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup may have raised a few eyebrows but captain Virat Kohli has complete faith in the the all-rounder’s abilities and is confident that the Tamil Nadu cricketer will be a huge asset to the team in the showpiece event in England and Wales.Vijay Shankar was preferred over Ambati Rayudu in the 15-man squad, which was announced on Monday. Chief selector MSK Prasad justified Shankar’s selection by saying that his ability to contribute with the bat, ball and on the field worked in his favour.India captain Virat Kohli reiterated Prasad’s sentiments and added that he is very excited to have Shankar in the squad, who is expected to fill the No.4 slot in the batting lineup.”Vijay Shankar brings in a lot to the team and hence, I am delighted to have him,” Virat Kohli told Boria Majumdar, Consulting Editor Sports India Today Group.A Billion are pinning their hopes on him. He says he is in the best space possible. Fully satisfied with the team he has. Says he always knew @msdhoni is the glue. Loves the collective excitement he senses in the team. @imVkohli in English and Hindi on @IndiaToday @aajtak pic.twitter.com/k5bMLGXvA4Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 18, 2019Vijay Shankar’s impressive performances with the bat gave India a bit of confidence in the lead up to the World Cup.Shankar has performed well in the limited opportunities that he has got in the one-day side so far, scoring 165 runs from 9 matches at an average of 33 and a strike rate of over 96.advertisementApart from his ability with the bat, Shankar is also a handy medium fast bowler with a decent economy rate of 5.61. He is also a terrific fielder who can be stationed in the inner circle as well as the outfield in limited-overs cricket which is why he was picked over the 33-year-old Ambati Rayudu, who has been far from impressive with the bat this year for Team India.The Hyderabad veteran made a strong comeback to the limited-overs Indian team in 2018. He amassed 392 runs, including a century and three fities, in just 10 innings at an impressive average of 56.00. However, in 2019, Rayudu has scored just 247 runs from 10 matches at a below-par average of 30.87.Rayudu has been struggling to get going in IPL 2019 as well. The CSK batsman has scored just 138 runs from 8 matches at a paltry average of 19.71.Shankar on the other hand, is a highly-rated cricketer who has come up the ranks quickly in domestic cricket and has forced his way into the Indian team with consistent performances.Also Read | Ordered 3D glasses to watch World Cup: Tweets Rayudu after exclusionAlso Read | Team India may use Vijay Shankar as surprise element at No.4 in ICC World CupAlso Read | Ravi Shastri wanted 16-man World Cup squad, says excluded shouldn’t lose heartAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadlast_img read more

Province Announces Celebrating Communities Award Winners

first_imgSix Nova Scotian innovators who demonstrate strong community leadership were celebrated today, Sept. 29, winning the 2011 Celebrating Communities awards. The awards gala was the largest event at the 2011 Celebrating Communities Conference and Awards, which began in Yarmouth on Wednesday and wraps up today, Sept. 29. “Congratulations to all the award winners and finalists who inspire similar innovation and collaboration in communities throughout the province,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “You are all contributing in a significant way to the long-term economic prosperity of our province and our plan to grow the economy, jobsHere.” The three-day bilingual celebration, hosted by the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, highlighted community development and job creation in the Acadian communities of Clare, Argyle and Yarmouth. Delegates representing community organizations, advocacy groups, post-secondary institutions, governments, and the private sector, gathered to discuss the best in community development. A lifetime achievement award was presented to Comeau’s Seafoods Ltd. to recognize their long-term contribution to the economic advancement of the communities in the southwest area. “We were very proud to highlight various initiatives taking place in some of the Acadian communities,” said Julie Oliver, executive director of Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. “We look forward to attending future celebrating communities events where further sharing of best practices can take place.” Complete profiles of award recipients and finalists are available at http://celebratingcommunities.ca .last_img read more

Investor Alert for BestTradescom

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission is cautioning investors about Best-Trades.com, which is offering a binary options trading platform to Nova Scotians. The commission is alerting investors that Best-Trades.com is not registered to sell securities in Nova Scotia. At least one Nova Scotia investor was contacted by phone by someone claiming to work for Best-Trades.com. The investor was encouraged to create an online account to invest in binary options, and was told he would need to make a minimum investment of $250 US to open the account. He does not know how the company obtained his phone number. The caller claimed that Best-Trades.com is recognized by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, which is a legitimate regulatory body in the investment industry in Canada. The claim made by Best-Trades.com, however, is untrue. The commission wants to make it clear that no business is currently registered or authorized to market or sell binary options in Canada. Binary options are like an all or nothing wager. You bet that an asset, currency, shares, etc., will rise or fall in value within a specific amount of time, sometimes as limited as a few minutes. At the end of that time, you either profit a predetermined amount or you lose 100 per cent of your initial investment. The commission reminds Nova Scotians to exercise extreme caution when dealing with firms that are not registered in Nova Scotia. It is illegal to solicit investments in Nova Scotia without registering with the commission and complying with Nova Scotia securities laws. To see if a company or person is registered, you can check at aretheyregistered.ca, the Canadian Securities Administrators’ website dedicated to helping Canadian investors protect themselves. The Canadian Securities Administrators has launched a new resource site, www.BinaryOptionsFraud.ca, to educate Canadians and help protect them from binary options scams. The site includes more information on binary options, a list of scams that have been reported to the Canadian Securities Administrators and the commission, and unfortunate examples of victims losing money. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating the investment industry in the province. -30-last_img read more

Preparation begins for World T20 as India take on WI

first_imgLauderhill (Florida): Back on the field after their World Cup debacle, Team India will start their preparations for next year’s World T20 in the first T20I of the three-match series against the West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on Saturday. Before leaving for the West Indies tour, skipper Virat Kohli had said the line-up of such trophies — World T20s in 2020 and 2021 — ensured ‘players always had something to play for, look forward to’. And thus, the three-match rubber will provide him with the chance of giving youngsters an opportunity to showcase their talent in the shortest format of the game. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe series will serve as a great opportunity for the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed, who missed out on a chance to play in the 50-over World Cup in UK. All these three players performed well for the India ‘A’ side in the Caribbean Islands and would want to continue with their form and impress the captain as well as the selectors for future. The series could also see Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini make their international debuts as many senior bowlers have been rested. The only experienced campaigner in the pace bowling line-up is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIn the batting department, Rohit Sharma is almost certain to be joined by his regular partner Shikhar Dhawan who got injured in England. K L Rahul will most likely be batting after Kohli if the team management doesn’t wish to give Iyer a go. This should be followed by promising wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. The Men in Blue will go into the series as favourites even though West Indies are counted amongst the most dangerous sides in this format of the game. The hosts, led by Carlos Brathwaite, have the likes of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell who are more than capable of turning the game in a flash. In bowling department too, they boast of having the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas who are match-winners in T20 format. Thus, fans can be rest assured of some fireworks in the three-match T20I series.last_img read more

Fighting in southern Iraq prompts UN agency to halt refugee returns from

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been running convoys from Iran to the southern Iraqi city of Basra since last November, but spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva today these had been stopped over the last 10 days due to fighting in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Najaf and the overall security situation in the south. In the north, UNHCR has temporarily suspended the return of Iraqi Kurd refugees, which began in June, after local authorities expressed concerns over the housing shortage, a crucial issue in northern Iraq. The agency has been working with its partners to help build houses, provide local people with building materials, and help rehabilitate public buildings like schools and health clinics there. UNHCR is not encouraging Iraqi refugees to return for the time being, but facilitates the repatriation of those who insist on going back. Some 13,000 people have returned from Iran, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon with agency assistance, more than half of them from Iran, host to the largest Iraqi refugee population in the world. Returnees receive a package of relief items (tents, blankets, plastic sheeting, kitchen sets) and one-month food ration, as well as travel assistance and mine-awareness training.Meanwhile in Baghdad Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, on his first visit to Iraq since his appointment last month, continued talks with interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salah on UN concerns over fighting in Najaf and the progress of the National Conference, which opened on Sunday and is to choose a body to monitor the interim government’s work.In a later meeting National Conference Chairman Fuad Maasum told him a delegation designated by the Conference went to Najaf today to seek a peaceful solution to the fighting. At a working lunch with Mr. Salah, Mr. Qazi discussed several aspects of what Security Council resolutions have called the UN’s vital role in rehabilitating the war-torn country.He also held a series of other meeting with political, religious and tribal leaders as well as representatives of civil society and professional unions. read more

Annan urges truce between Nepals Government and Communist rebels

Voicing serious concern that fighting could escalate in Nepal after the impending expiration of the unilateral ceasefire declared by Comunist rebels, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged a truce with the country’s Government.The four-month-old ceasefire declared by the Communist party of Nepal (Maoist)(CPN-M) expires on 2 January 2006. In a statement released today by his spokesman, the Secretary-General voiced deep regret that despite numerous appeals, no progress appears to have been made towards a mutually agreed truce between the parties.“The people of Nepal have benefited from the de-escalation of violence in the last four months and they would bear the brunt of a renewal in fighting,” the statement pointed out. “In the interest of peace and the welfare of civilians throughout the country, the Secretary-General therefore reiterates his strong appeal to the Government of Nepal to reciprocate the ceasefire and to the CPN-M to extend its unilateral ceasefire.”Mr. Annan also pledged that the UN would assist the parties at their request. read more

Nominations open for small business awards

Nominations open for small business awards by Crystal Laderas Posted May 29, 2017 12:16 pm MDT Calgary’s business community is celebrating all the new bosses that have sprout up during some difficult economic times.Nominations are now open online for the 2017 Small Business Week Calgary Awards, in nine categories including Breakout Business, ATB Small Business of the Year and Community Impact.“In this recent downturn, small businesses felt the pinch earlier and have felt if for longer,” Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Scott Crockatt explained. “But the silver lining to that is we’ve seen thousands of new businesses open up. A lot of those businesses are taking different strategies. They’re innovating and exploring new markets and focusing on doing good in the world.”He added existing businesses are particularly resilient, and know how to survive through a boom and bust economy. Past winners include Fiasco Gelato, Alberta Boot Company and Calgary Elite Roofing. (Pixabay) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN officials call for boost in efforts to combat drugresistant tuberculosis

United Nations officials today urged countries to strengthen their efforts to respond to drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) and increase funding to eliminate this deadly disease.In his message marking World Tuberculosis Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that while there has been much progress since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared TB a global health emergency two decades ago, there are still challenges to be met, mainly stopping the spread of multi-drug resistant TB, also known as MDR-TB, which threatens to reverse the gains achieved in past years.“New diagnostics, new drugs and the promise of new vaccines have the potential to further accelerate progress against TB, which still kills 1.4 million people a year – more than any infectious disease other than AIDS. But two obstacles stand in the way,” Mr. Ban said. “The first is the emergence of TB strains that fail to respond to first-line drugs […] the second is the need for funding.”According to WHO, an estimated 8.7 million people developed TB and 1.4 million died from the disease in 2011.Worldwide, an estimated 630,000 people are infected with MDR-TB, which is notoriously difficult to diagnose and costs at least 10 times more to treat than drug-sensitive TB.“Low- and middle-income countries are already footing two-thirds of the bill for TB care and control,” Mr. Ban said. “ They rely on the international community to provide the remaining third.”WHO Director-General Margaret Chan stressed that while curing MDR-TB is feasible, it takes 20 to 24 months of treatment with expensive and toxic drugs, some of which need to be administered by injection and some of which are in short supply.“Despite recent success in shrinking the epidemic, the global TB burden remains enormous. MDR-TB has been detected in virtually every country that has looked for it,” Ms. Chan told a press briefing in Geneva on Thursday.“The emergence of MDR-TB, at dramatic levels in some settings, is a signal that care and control measures have failed. When patients are given too little treatment, stop taking their medicines, or are treated with sub-standard medicines, only the weakest TB bacteria are killed.”However, Ms. Chan warned that nearly 4 per cent of people newly ill with TB are resistant to multiple drugs right from the start, meaning that the disease was transmitted directly from one person to another.“We are just treading water when we desperately need to scale up the MDR-TB response. What has been gained through impressive international collaboration can be so easily lost,” Ms. Chan said, adding that the funding gap for TB care and control is substantial. Also on Thursday, WHO and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said $1.6 billion is needed to fill the funding gap in 118 low- and middle-income countries, the majority of which are located in Africa. These funds could enable full treatment for 17 million TB and MDR-TB patients, and save some 6 million lives in the next three years.Observed annually on 24 March, World TB Day raises awareness about the global epidemic and efforts to eliminate a disease. Since WHO launched a global TB strategy in 1993, more than 50 million people have been successfully treated for this highly contagious disease, and 20 million lives saved. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markles new titles

The couple are heading to the south coast on a whistle-stop tour of Sussex for several engagements, including viewing the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence…. 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 Queen bestowed the title of the Duke of Sussex on her grandson when he wed American actress Meghan Markle in Windsor in May, a vacant title that was always the most likely choice for the Prince.  It’s British tradition for male members of the Royal family to receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and Prince Harry was no different. Today, almost five months after their nuptials, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make their first joint official visit to the county that inspired their royal titles. read more

Mens EHF EURO 2018 – 16 teams are ready to fight for

The list of Men’s EHF EURO 2018 participants is final. The third-place best team is Iceland with two points in matches with Macedonia and Czech Republic in Group 5.  Group 1: Denmark and HungaryGroup 2: Belarus and SerbiaGroup 3: Spain and AustriaGroup 4: Serbia and BelarusGroup 5: Germany and SloveniaGroup 6: Sweden and MontenegroGroup 7: France and NorwayBest third place: IcelandHost: CroatiaDraw will be held on Friday, June 23, at concert hall “Vatroslav Lisinski” in Zagreb. Men’s EHF EURO 2018 ← Previous Story Tons of goals on the opening day of #BuenosAires2017 Next Story → Macedonian “El Comandante” Raul Gonzales: Season of my career!

Sony to release nasne media hub works with PS3 and Vita

first_imgThe current generation of games consoles are more than just machines for playing video games on. You can surf the web, access services like Netflix, and stream media through them from different devices. Sony has decided to take that additional functionality a step further by announcing a new media hub called nasne.Nasne combines a digital tuner with a 500GB hard drive in a box that looks like a squashed PS3. It connects to your home network and allows for both digital terrestrial and satellite programming to be recorded on to the drive for later viewing, but you can also stream that content to your PS Vita, Sony-branded tablets, laptops, and smartphones.The nasne may be a standalone box, but you can plug up to four of them into your PS3, effectively giving you access to four channel recording simultaneously. Alternatively, you don’t require a PS3, you can instead just hook nasne up to your home network and access it through a PS Vita.Deciding what to record and watch is handled through a free app that ships with nasne called torne. There are versions available for the different platforms, with both PS3 and PS Vita apps confirmed. Sony must also have an Android app ready for its tablets and smartphone though, and another for Windows.For the moment, it looks as if Japan is the only market Sony will release nasne in, and that happens on July 19 with the media hub costing around $210. That’s quite expensive seeing as you only get one tuner and 500GB of storage, but then Sony isn’t known for offering cheap console peripherals.More at Sony Japan, via Eurogamer.netlast_img read more

Melbourne man is the envy of Instagram because the girl next door

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One From The Archives 👵🏼 🤪 Better late than never aye aye . . . #yiayianextdoor #neverstop #gogogo #drivethru #greekfood #foodporn #foodie #yummy #foreverbulking #yiayiascooking #yiayialove #spoiltrotten #lovethyneighborA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 23, 2019 at 1:56am PDT Coming in live & hot 🚨🔥… oh apparently Greek Easter goes for 3 days 🤔 #funfactfortheday #3peat #moderndaymotherteresa . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Family #GreekEaster #Easter #Χριστόςἀνέστη #Cake #Baking #Egg #Wholesome #Live #Hot #motherteresa #angel #BreadA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 30, 2019 at 2:23am PDT Crack right re 👉🏽 The only way to crack eggs this time of year @willconnolly__ #YiayiaStyle #HappyGreekEaster #LoveThyNeighbour 👵🏼💙 . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Family #GreekEaster #SwipeRight #WogPlate #Eggs #Egg #Easter #ΧριστόςἀνέστηA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 28, 2019 at 1:03am PDT View this post on Instagram There’s nothing better than living next door to a Greek yiayia and enjoying the benefits of her home-made cooking and care.Melbourne resident Daniel from Reservoir knows this too well, and has been documenting the bliss of living next door to a Greek yiayia Nina, who showers him with love and daily offers of homemade meals.His Instagram account, called yiayianextdoor has 18.5k followers intrigued by the new ways in which this yiayia showers the young man with love from lentil soup handed over the red fence to a tsoungrisma of red Easter eggs. Daniel writes on his account that “everyone deserves a girl next door” before offering snippets of his life that make his followers jealous.READ MORE: Greek yiayia dances tsamiko at the ripe old age of 100 (video)Yiayia is the embodiment of Greek philoxenia, and is becoming more and more famous with each post. View this post on Instagramcenter_img View this post on Instagram The only good time when you see smoke next door #BBQ 👵🏼🥩💭 🎵 Zorba . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Family #GreekEaster #Easter #Χριστόςἀνέστη #Smoke #BBQ #Zorba #WholesomeA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 29, 2019 at 1:53am PDT View this post on Instagram Swipe 👉🏽 for todays adventure . “You give a little you get a little” 👵🏼🐓🍗🍽🍚 . @laionica . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Wholesome #Australia #MVP #ThankYou #MotherTeresa #Teresa #Chicken #Rice #laionica #Give #LoveThyNeighBourA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on May 2, 2019 at 1:50am PDT View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

JBLM soldier killed in California training accident

first_imgTacoma — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was killed Saturday in an accident at the Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.The Army on Sunday declined to say how Pfc. Andrew Sass, 23, of Fremont, N.C. died. The accident is under investigation.Sass joined the Army in May 2013 and served with JBLM’s 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.The brigade, known as the Lancers, is spending about a month at the National Training Center practicing large-scale maneuvers in the Mojave Desert.“⅛This is3/8 a true loss to the Lancer team. He was a husband, warrior, and true friend to all. He will be missed, but we will not forget him,” said Brigade Commander Col. Louis Zeisman.Exercises at the National Training Center typically involve some live-fire drills followed by a war-game scenario in which large numbers of soldiers battle against a fictional enemy. Soldiers do not use live weapons during the war games.The 2nd Brigade last went to the National Training Center in the fall of 2011 as it prepared for a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. One of its soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Huntley, was killed in a vehicle accident during the training.last_img read more

Two Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata as speeding car hits them

first_imgTwo Bangladeshis killed in India`s Kolkata city as a speeding Jaguar car rammed into them. Photo: CollectedTwo Bangladeshis were killed in India’s Kolkata after two cars collided head-on and one of the cars hit the duo along with other pedestrians waiting at a traffic point, reports Hindustan Times.The dead identified as Kazi Mohammad Mainul Alam (36) and Farhana Islam Tania (28) were standing under the shed of the traffic post along with another Bangladeshi who is reported to have escaped with injuries in the impact.The accident took place around 1:50am, only a few metres from the Shakespeare Sarani police station.“Hearing the impact, cops came running out and took the injured to the hospital, where the two were declared dead,” said a police officer, who refused to be identified, adds the Indian English-language daily.An official of Bangladesh deputy high commission in Kolkata said that Kazi Mohammad, a resident of Jhenaidah was in Kolkata for his eye treatment and Farhana Islam Tania used to work for Citibank. “We have not been able to speak to the third person, who, we gather, was released after treatment,” said the Bangladeshi official.Policemen say they have identified the owner of the Jaguar car that hit them, bearing registration number – WB20AU9797. “The vehicle belonged to a biryani outlet on Park Street. We have identified the owner. The culprit would be arrested shortly,” said an officer.The Jaguar car was speeding at over 100km per hour at the time of the accident. The absconding driver has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and rash driving along with some sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.According to the police, the occupants of the Mercedes car that collided with the Jaguar were also injured but were released after initial treatment. Police officers did not reveal their identity.The bodies of the two victims who had come to Kolkata about two weeks ago are likely to be handed over on Saturday evening.“The bodies are at the morgue of the SSKM Hospital,” the Bangladeshi official said.Only on 15 August night, the son of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Roopa Ganguly was arrested for rash driving when his car hit a wall in Golf Garden area of south Kolkata. However, none was injured in that accident.last_img

Spotify to Launch in Middle East and North Africa in November Report

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The news comes amid rumblings that the three major label groups, Sony, Universal and Warner, will attempt to block Spotify’s efforts for a future launch in India, due to the company’s recent attempts to strike direct deals with artists. Spotify remains the global streaming leader, with 83 million subscribers.center_img Spotify will launch in the Middle East and North Africa in November, according to an internal email obtained and cited by Music Business Worldwide. Reached for comment, a Spotify spokesperson did not deny the report but told Variety, “Spotify’s ultimate goal is to be available in every country, but we don’t currently have any news to share on a launch in the Middle East.”According to the report, the company will have a new regional headquarters based in Dubai and is currently seeking advertisers for the effort. A separate email cited by MBW, sent to staff at a Dubai-based ad agency, reportedly says Spotify is aiming to find six brands in the regions to advertise at launch, charging each as much as $200,000.In February, Spotify disclosed in public documents that it had leased several regional offices, including one in the United Arab Emirates, where Dubai is located. It also has recently advertised for an editorial position based in Dubai as well as a New York-based senior editor for Arab music culture.last_img read more

Watch company develops wristwatch with its own atomic clock

first_img © 2013 Phys.org The Bathys Cesium 133 wristwatch is reportedly capable of accuracy to one second in 1000 years according to a report in Watchuseek. Dr. Patterson is quoted in the report: “The technology found in this watch is something even a decade ago no one could imagine existing in such a small package.” He said that “Within a single chip there is a laser, a heater, a sealed cavity of cesium gas, a microwave filter and a photodiode detector.” He also said that, “Using the exact same principle of counting hyperfine lines of excited cesium 133 atoms used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), our watch is able to achieve unprecedented levels of accuracy; on the order of 1 second per thousand years.” As for display, this is a traditional analog watch dial. The batteries are rechargeable lithium batteries. Goals are now to reduce the size and increase the battery life. When ready, a limited edition of 20 watches is planned for release. The estimated price of each Bathys Cesium 133 atomic clock watch is $12,000, according to the report.A forum of responses to the atomic watch news went up on the Watchuseek site, with some respondents taking issue with the size. One comment was that the definition of wristwatch was undergoing a stretch and another remarked that it looked like a clock strapped on to a wrist, while other posts expressed interest in what the company was trying to achieve. A response from “BathysHawaii” surfaced in the WatchuSeek forum with this to say: “It IS large…it’s huge in fact. But this is just a proof-of-concept prototype. You can’t get to the sleek watch we’d want to make until we made a rather crude version to test things such as integration, COM and power. There’s still a long way to go—but the point is that we’ve got a genuine cesium atomic oscillator functioning on the arm for the first time ever. It blows me away frankly that we’ve done this.” Explore further NIST ytterbium atomic clocks set record for stability Bathys Hawaii, a US-based watch company, has created the Cesium 133, a prototype wrist watch that has its own atomic clock. The fact that the clock is self-contained, integrated into the wristwatch, is the distinguishing factor. The clock does not need to collect information from an external source to keep accurate time, unlike watches using a government-generated radio signal as the external source. Bathys founder Dr. John Patterson and engineer George Talbot developed this watch. (German chemists Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff discovered cesium in 1860 through flame spectroscopy. Cesium subsequently has been widely used in atomic clocks, and the first accurate cesium clock is credited to Louis Essen in 1955 at the UK National Physical Laboratory. The NPL is the UK’s measurement institute for developing accurate measurement standards.)center_img More information: www.watchuseek.com/news/bam-ba … watch-the-cesium-133forums.watchuseek.com/f2/bam-b … um-133-a-921820.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Watch company develops wristwatch with its own atomic clock (2013, October 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-company-wristwatch-atomic-clock.htmllast_img read more