Dont eat junk food to stay fit: Virat, Sania

first_imgBengaluru, Sep 19 (PTI) Indian cricket Test captain Virat Kohli and ace womens tennis star Sania Mirza today advised sportspersons not to eat junk food to stay fit. “As a sportsperson, I am very cautious of what I eat. I advise sports enthusiasts dont eat KFC, drink unhealthy liquids and eat chocolates, basically everything which tastes well. Say no to junk food, stay away from KFC,” Kohli said during the launch of the biggest brand centre of Adidas in India here. “I also dont eat KFC,” Sania added. Kohli said people should also understand the sacrifices made by the sportspersons in their career and should not criticise them during their failures. “It is not all about staying fit but also it is about understanding the sacrifices made by the sportspersons to remain on top. People should understand this before they criticise them for failures. They should understand the discipline they follow for 20-long years to remain the best,” Kohli said. Sania said she used to train for six-and-a-half hours when she was 12 years and had just signed up with Adidas, but now she is not able to train that much because of ageing. “At twelve, when I signed for Adidas, I was training six hours a day. Obviously now I am older and my joints are, you know, a kind of – I have undergone three surgeries. Now I cant train for six hours. But still I try to train for four and half hours every day in the off-season,” she said. PTI BDN PDS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

NBA: Legendary Lavar Ball Knew Another Ball Won’t Play In The NBA This Year

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementLiAngelo Ball famously went undrafted this year, but he may have been closer to making the NBA than most had thought. However, Lavar Ball put on, the truth is he knew there was a slim chance for LiAngelo to be selected.On the latest episode of “Ball in the Family,” the Ball brothers’ agent, Harrison Gaines, shared the tough news with LaVar and LiAngelo. Gaines said the only realistic shot at getting drafted was “Phoenix at 59,” but “besides that, I think it’s gonna be tough.”LiAngelo ended up tweaking his ankle in that Warriors workout and going undrafted – without an invitation to Summer League. He played the second half of the JBA season with LaMelo’s Los Angeles Ballers team.But, at the very least, that interaction showed that someone around the Ball family – in this case, Gaines – was giving them realistic advice.  He is still very confident that he will make it to the NBA.Also Read-NBA: Stephen Curry Says Donald Trump’s LeBron James Tweet Based in Racismlast_img read more

TN govt has waived Rs 5,482 cr farmers loans so far: Minister

first_imgErode (TN) June 4 (PTI) The Tamil Nadu government has so far waived Rs 5,482 crore worth loans borrowed by small and marginal farmers from cooperative banks, Education and Sports Minister K A Sengottaiyan has said. Keeping agricultural improvement in mind, the government is granting free fodder to milch animals and fertiliser at subsidised prices, he said at a function at nearby Gobichettipalayam yesterday to distribute welfare measures worth Rs 28 lakh to the public. The Minister said the Education Department will on Tuesday announce 41 new schemes for educational development, which would help take the State to the top in the sector. “The new schemes will take Tamil Nadu to the first position in education across India and students position would also improve,” he said.Later, he inaugurated desilting work at a water tank near Gobichettipalayam.Erode district Collector Dr S Prabakar presided.Earlier, at Erode Ellapalayam area, Environment Minister K C Karupannan inaugurated desilting work of a tank at a cost of Rs 11 crore. PTI COR SS APR APRlast_img read more

TI: 200 and 100-W USB Type-C and USB PD controllers with fully integrated power paths

first_imgTexas Instruments introduced two new USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery controllers, with fully integrated power paths to simplify designs, minimize solution size and speed time to market. The TPS65987D and TPS65988 offer system designers the industry’s highest level of integration which can reduce design complexity and overall cost.The devices are the industry’s first USB PD controllers to source 100 W and 200 W of power, respectively, to support computing applications and enable the benefits of USB Type-C in additional applications such as cordless power tools, gaming and virtual reality headsets. The TPS65987D, a single-port device designed to source 100 W of power, integrates independent 20-V, 5-A source and sink load switches. Low RDS(on)  (25mΩ) and reverse current protection in the TPS65987D provide a comprehensive solution for managing a port’s charging needs. The dual-port TPS65988 can source 200 W of power, and offers two integrated 5-A bidirectional load switches and external power-path control to enable simultaneous 5-A source capability.The devices are USB PD 3.0-certified, UL Recognized, and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) safety-certified, and come preprogrammed to support several of the most common use cases including DisplayPort and Thunderbolt applications.  Additional use cases are supported through an easy-to-use configuration tool. Both devices are available now from the TI store and authorized distributors in 7x7mm split-pad, QFN packaging.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous IAR announces major update of Renesas RH850 toolsNext Gresham Power unveils global power solutions from Coolisys at Electronics 2018last_img read more

‘Mature’ Suarez key for Uruguay – Tabarez

first_imgWorld Cup Suarez has matured since 2014, claims Uruguay boss Tabarez Patric Ridge 00:16 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Tabarez - cropped Getty Images World Cup Luis Suárez Egypt v Uruguay Uruguay Egypt The striker’s campaign in Brazil ended in scandal after biting Giorgio Chiellini, but his coach believes he has grown up a lot in the past four years Luis Suarez’s controversial actions in Brazil four years ago have helped the Barcelona star mature as a player, according to Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez.Suarez was suspended from all football activities for four months following his actions in a clash against Italy in the group stages in Brazil, having bitten Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder.That controversy did not prevent Barca signing Suarez from Liverpool, and the 31-year-old has gone on to enjoy a trophy-laden spell at Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The forward will lead the line – along with Edinson Cavani – for Uruguay and, speaking ahead of their opener against Egypt on Friday, veteran coach Tabarez insisted Suarez has matured since 2014.”Suarez comes to the tournament as a very mature player. I have known him a long time, since 2006,” Tabarez told reporters. “What happened in Brazil is part of reality and has helped him mature. Luis is very smart and well prepared mentally.”With all the good things he can do, he is key for the team.”16 – The last 16 Luis Suárez’s goals for Uruguay have been scored from inside the box (five of them from penalty spot) since scoring in 2013 Confederations Cup vs Tahití. Killer— OptaJose (@OptaJose) 8 June 2018Tabarez is taking charge of Uruguay at a World Cup for the fourth time, and the former Boca Juniors boss believes his side have the experience and quality to enjoy a fruitful campaign.”It’s a very compact group, with a lot of friendship and great leaders,” added Tabarez, who acknowledged that many of his squad have had a tough season with their clubs.”Getting here for us is already important. We arrived with the expectation of enjoying the World Cup and achieving great things.”For that I have a group that is very well and the mentality is also very good.”As for the preparation, we are in a similar situation to that of the European teams. They come after very strenuous seasons.”The players had rest days, according to the requirement they had in their league and team. We never complain about the little time we have, each time it is less for us to be able to work with them.”last_img read more

Roma director confirms Alderweireld interest

first_imgRoma director Gianluca Petrachi has confirmed the club are interested in signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, but has insisted they are not using Franco Baldini as an intermediate to negotiate on their behalf.It was reported last week that Baldini, who previously worked as a director of football for Roma and operated as technical director for Spurs between 2013-2015, was in London negotiating a deal which could see Alderweireld move to the Italian club.The Belgian centre-back has long been linked with a move away from the London outfit and he even missed long spells of 2017-18 campaign with rumours he was on his way out of the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? However, that did not transpire and Alderweireld went on to play a pivotal role in Tottenham’s run to the Champions League final last season, featuring in all but one of their European games.It has since been reported that the 30-year-old has a relatively low release clause of just £25 million ($32m), which Roma could meet in the coming days.When asked about Baldini’s recent trip to London and Alderweireld’s purported buy-out clause, Petrachi said: “Baldini can be a resource for us.“I realise there is a release clause for Alderweireld, but Baldini has a strong rapport with Spurs directors, he worked there for many years and can support Roma in signing Alderweireld.“If you want to say that Baldini negotiates on our behalf, then that is incorrect. I want it to be clear that he is of support to Roma and in the specific case of Alderweireld is an idea to help us save a bit of money. We’d be happy if we could sign him tomorrow without paying the release clause.“I don’t like to talk about specific players, but obviously with Ivan Marcano and Kostas Manolas sold, we need two centre-backs and that is the priority. We are working on several fronts and have clear ideas on what we intend to do.”The Roma director was also asked about the recent claims that Nicolo Zaniolo and Alessandro Florenzi are available for transfer, something he denied.“It’s not right that every word we say gets built up into some giant story,” said Petrachi. “I understand your point of view, but I never put Zaniolo on the market.“I can’t rule anything out either, because nobody thought Juventus would sell Zinedine Zidane and yet they did. What I can say is that today Zaniolo is not on the market. We evaluate everything, but must also be clear.”“As for Florenzi, he is the captain of Roma and I never put him on the market. If offers arrive, they will be evaluated, but I never called anyone to say he was available.”last_img read more

The Week 4 AP Poll Top 25 Has Been Released

first_imgJalen Hurts runs the ball against UCLA at the Rose Bowl.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free from the defense of Quentin Lake #37 and Osa Odighizuwa #92 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The new Associated Press college football top 25 poll is out and there are a number of changes after an interesting weekend.Not much is different at the top of the poll. The first nine teams are unchanged from last week, with Utah and Michigan flipping spots at No. 10 and 11.Michigan State is out after a brutal loss to Arizona State, while the Sun Devils, Cal and TCU make their debuts.The AP has updated its top 25 poll following Week 2. Here it is:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaLSUOklahomaOhio StateNotre DameAuburnFloridaUtahMichiganTexasPenn State/Wisconsin (tied) N/AUCFOregonTexas A&MIowaWashington StateBoise StateVirginiaWashingtonCaliforniaArizona StateTCUThe full Coaches’ Poll top 25 can be seen here.This week, we get Michigan-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-Georgia and a handful of other major matchups to keep an eye on.last_img read more

Port of Savannah Makes Room for ZIM Giant

first_imgzoom The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Savannah on Wednesday when the ZIM Tianjin docked at Garden City Terminal.  The ship measures 1,145 feet long by 150 feet wide. Stood on end, it would stand nearly as tall as the Empire State Building (1,454 feet, including its antenna). The vessel’s route originated in Qingdao, China, arriving on the U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal.“This 10,000-TEU vessel represents the future of U.S.-Asia shipping,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. “The Tianjin is another example of a growing trend in the ocean carrier business toward larger, more efficient vessels.”GPA crews will make more than 2,000 container moves on and off the vessel during its time at dock.“The economy of scale achieved by Super Post-Panamax vessels is the reason we’re seeing more of them in Savannah, a trend that will only continue after an expanded Panama Canal opens in 2016,” Foltz said.In order to better accommodate Super Post-Panamax vessels, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project plans to deepen the main river channel to 47 feet at low tide (averaging 54 feet at high tide). This month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a USD 134.5 million contract that will mark the start of dredging. The contract covers deepening the outer harbor, extending 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.Dredging the outer harbor constitutes about half of the project to deepen the 40-mile shipping channel and harbor from deep ocean to Garden City.Georgia has approved USD 266 million in bonds to cover the state’s projected share of construction costs. As the USD 706 million expansion moves forward, construction funding will shift to federal dollars.According to the port, better accommodating larger, more efficient vessels such as the Tianjin will save U.S. companies moving goods through Savannah 20 to 40 percent on transportation.The Tianjin’s next stop will be Kingston, Jamaica.last_img read more

The ongoing battle of a little piece of sacred land in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National NewsStatus Algonquins in Quebec say it’s their land.Algonquins in Ontario, fighting for rights with the federal government, have placed claim on it.A private company bought it and is moving ahead to develop it.A music festival was held on the land just recently but was almost canceled.Many different views and opinions are held on the sacred and historic meeting place in Ottawa for Indigenous peoples.APTN’s Julien Gignac takes a closer look.last_img

AIADMK begins candidates selection process for polls

first_imgChennai: The AIADMK in Tamil Nadu Monday kick-started its candidate selection process for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in the state, with the interview of ticket aspirants of ten constituencies. The ruling party also invited applications from aspiring candidates for the by-polls to 18 Assembly segments, which will be held along with the parliamentary polls. Elections to 39 Lok Sabha seats in TN and the lone Puducherry segment will be held on April 18, the second of the seven phases of polling across the country for a total of 543 seats. On Monday, the AIADMK Parliamentary Board, whose members include party Coordinator and state Deputy CM O Panneerselvam and Joint Coordinator and Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami, interviewed the aspiring candidates for 10 constituencies including Salem, Nilgiris and Coimbatore, a party release said. The AIADMK is heading the NDA in TN, whose constituents are the BJP, PMK, DMDK, Puthiya Tamizhagam and PNK.last_img read more

New labour code brings international standards to East Timor

“It’s an appropriate time to remind ourselves as to why any society requires legislation regulating the rights of workers and employers,” Sergio Vieira de Mello said at a signing ceremony, which was part of East Timor’s May Day celebrations.”The Labour Code will put in place a labour administration system that is democratic, transparent and participatory. It ensures that workers, employers, and NGOs [non-governmental organizations] have the opportunity to participate in both formulating and implementing labour policies and programmes,” Mr. Vieira de Mello added.The result of an extensive two-year consultation process with workers, employers, NGOs and the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), the Labour Code establishes minimum internationally accepted standards for hours of work, vacation and sick leave and maternity benefits.The new law also outlaws exploitative child labour and expands on the functions and duties of the Department of Labour and Solidarity, giving it the authority to reduce or eliminate discrimination in employment, and to assist women, minors, the disabled and disadvantaged workers.The Code also sets up a dispute settlement mechanism, including possible arbitration with a Labour Relations Board.”The Labour Code had undergone a legislative process characterized by consensus building and compromises,” Mr. Vieira de Mello said. “It is a comprehensive Code that complies with international standards and I sincerely hope that it will provide a sound basis for regulating the rights and interests of workers and employers in this country for the coming years.” read more

Business Highlights

Business Highlights ___RX for Baltimore economy: More residents with money to spendBALTIMORE (AP) — The fragility of Baltimore’s economy was exposed by Freddie Gray’s death from a spinal injury suffered while in police custody.The tragedy unleashed protests, looting and a widespread recognition that Baltimore’s poor have long lacked job opportunities. But it also revealed the easily overlooked absence of a stable upper-middle class, the same group that has revitalized cities such as New York and Washington. Baltimore is actively seeking to bring these people back, since their spending power could help restore neighbourhoods, expand the economic base and energize what has been a tentative comeback for the 620,000-person city.___More celebrity women taking on role of business ownerNEW YORK (AP) — These days, one of the most-coveted roles among A-list actresses is business owner.Oscar winner Halle Berry is one of the latest female celebrities to start a business. She launched Scandale Paris last year, a line of lingerie sold at Target stores.For decades, famous faces have been hired by big corporations to sell hair dye, lipstick and high-end fashion. But now, more female celebrities are taking control and starting their own businesses. It’s also helping some balance career and motherhood.___US retail sales flat-line in AprilWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales were unchanged last month after rising 1.1 per cent in March. Sales have risen just 0.9 per cent over the past 12 months. Steady hiring has yet to spark significantly higher incomes.The retail sales report also raises the possibility that nasty winter weather can’t entirely explain the recent lacklustre consumer spending in prior months, since the anticipated spring rebound has not materialized.___US businesses increase stockpiles 0.1 per cent in MarchWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles slightly in March, as sales picked up for the first time since July.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that business stockpiles rose 0.1 per cent in March after a 0.2 per cent gain in February. Sales rose 0.4 per cent in March, ending seven straight months of declines or no gains. Over the past 12 months, sales have fallen 2.1 per cent.The inventories reflect expectations by business of future customer demand, possibly signalling whether the economy is strengthening or weakening.___Macy’s sales to overseas tourists pinched by stronger dollarCINCINNATI (AP) — Macy’s is feeling a big chill from international tourists because their money isn’t going as far as it used to.The strong dollar has crimped spending by overseas visitors at Macy’s stores in big cities like New York, Las Vegas and Chicago. That contributed to a 13 per cent decline in profit in the first quarter, the company said Wednesday.The company said bad winter weather and a slowdown at West Coast ports also hurt sales.Shares of Macy’s fell 2.5 per cent Wednesday even as the company raised its quarterly dividend.___More vehicles recalled for problem Takata air bag inflatorsTOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. are expanding their recalls over problem air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. by another 6.5 million vehicles.Toyota said Wednesday it was recalling nearly 5 million more vehicles globally for the air bag inflator problem. Some 637,000 of the vehicles are in the United States. In Japan, it is recalling nearly 1.4 million vehicles.The recall affects 35 models globally, including the Corolla subcompact, RAV4 sport utility vehicle and Tundra pickup, produced from March 2003 through November 2007.___Frontier Airlines CEO steps down citing personal reasonsDALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Frontier Airlines resigned and was replaced by the carrier’s chairman and president, who vowed to improve a record of frequent flight delays and customer complaints.Frontier said Wednesday that Dave Siegel stepped down for personal reasons.Siegel’s departure came the same day that consultants J.D. Power ranked Frontier last in a survey of customer satisfaction. On Monday, the federal government said that Frontier had the highest complaint rate and the worst on-time performance among the nation’s 14 leading airlines in March.___Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per yearNEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon’s widely popular $99 per year Prime service.Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the shipping subscription service will cost customers $50 a year. Products will arrive in three days or less.Wal-Mart offers a grocery delivery and pickup service in five markets. But the unlimited shipping program marks a substantial commitment and underscores how serious the retailer is about accelerating the growth of its online business, which has seen a slowdown.___DuPont wins proxy fight against Peltz’s Trian FunWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Dupont shareholders on Wednesday flatly rejected a contentious campaign by one of the most powerful investor firms in the U.S. for seats on the board of the 212-year-old chemical company.Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund Management L.P., a major shareholder, had sought more influence at DuPont, saying that the company was falling short of its potential. CEO Ellen Kullman has resisted Peltz’s campaign vigorously, saying that he had mischaracterizing DuPont’s performance.___Danaher buying Pall for about $13.56 billionPORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Danaher will spend approximately $13.56 billion to acquire Pall Corp., a company that makes water filtration systems for airplane manufacturers, public works companies and notably, biopharmaceuticals.Danaher also announced Wednesday that it will split into two publicly traded companies.Pall’s life sciences segment had $1.5 billion in revenue in 2014, comprising more than half of the company’s total revenue for the year. The life sciences unit serves customers in the biopharmaceutical market, food and beverage and medical end markets.___California golf courses tee up water-saving measuresLAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom across the grass like white ants.But behind the man-made stream and arcing sprinklers, California’s epic drought is reshaping the course at El Niguel Country Club and dozens of others statewide.___Owens-Illinois to spend $2.15B buying Vitro businessesNEW YORK (AP) — Beer and wine bottle maker Owens-Illinois will pay about $2.15 billion to buy the food and beverage glass container business of the Mexican company Vitro.Owens-Illinois Inc. said Wednesday that the all-cash deal will bolster its stake in Mexico’s packaging market and start helping its earnings by the first year after it closes. In the third year, the company expects it to add about 50 cents per share.Shares of Owens-Illinois jumped 9 per cent before markets opened and after the company announced the acquisition___Facebook pushes to improve benefits, pay for contractorsNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is pushing for higher pay and improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees.The world’s largest online social network is implementing a set of new standards for its U.S.-based contractors who do a “substantial amount of work” with Facebook.Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, announced the changes in a blog post late Tuesday. The new standards include a minimum wage of $15 an hour, at least 15 paid days off per year, and for those who don’t receive paid parental leave, a $4,000 “new child benefit” for new parents.___By The Associated Press=The Dow Jones industrial average fell 7.74 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 18,060.49. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index shed 0.64 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 2,098.48. The Nasdaq composite added 5.50 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,981.69.The price of U.S. oil fell 25 cents to $60.50 in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, fell 5 cents to $66.81 in London. Wholesale gasoline rose less than a penny to $2.041 a gallon. Heating oil rose .05 cent to $2.005 a gallon. Natural gas gained 3.8 cents to $2.935 per 1,000 cubic feet. by The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2015 4:06 pm MDT Last Updated May 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

HP et AlcatelLucent consolident leur partenariat

first_imgHP et Alcatel-Lucent consolident leur partenariat Les entreprises Hewlett Packard et Alcatel-Lucent renforcent leur partenariat autour du cloud computing. Hewlett Packard et Alcatel-Lucent ont renforcé leur partenariat autour du cloud computing. L’offre d’Alcatel-Lucent avait été lancée en 2010 avec le soutien d’HP. Cette initiative est aujourd’hui renforcée. Les deux sociétés vont adopter d’un commun accord la solution Data Center Network Connect (DCNC). Elle se situe entre l’offre de datacenter basée sur la technologie de ‘cloud computing’ de HP et les nœuds de réseaux haut débit d’Alcatel-Lucent. D’après, cette offre s’adresse aux fournisseurs de services télécom, aux grandes administrations, ou aux compagnies aériennes dans le cadre des “nouveaux services convergés d’infrastructures IT et télécoms”. Cet accord permet à Alcatel-Lucent de proposer à ses clients une solution d’organisation de leurs données. Alcatel-Lucent et HP ont révélé d’une seule voix : “Lucent marie la puissance des centres de traitement de données avec celle des réseaux de communication.” Le 3 décembre 2011 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sanrio Boys are here to steal your hearts in new mobile dating

first_img Kouta Hasegawa’s favorite Sanrio character is Pompompurin. He’s an easygoing guy with a lot of friends. Looks like an easy mark for your heart.<><><> Ryou is regal as hell and ready to put a glass slipper on you.<><><> Sanrio recently released images of each hunky guy in prince clothing, because… well, why not? I mean, just look at these soon-to-be princes of our hearts! Do you love Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, and Pompompurin? Well maybe you would like the hot guys who love them too!Last month, the kings of cute at Sanrio announced that they would be releasing Sanrio Danshi: Watashi Ai wo Shirimashita (Sanrio Boys: I Found Love) as a phone app game later this year.The game introduces a slew of cute guys who each have a favorite Sanrio character. In the tradition of Japanese otome (girls’) dating games, these young studs can be your one true soulmate if you click your way into their hearts in various scenarios.Let’s meet the five hunks whose primary hobby in life is drooling over their favorite Sanrio character; and hopefully you next! There is also a manga currently being released that features the pretty Sanrio boys titled, Sanrio Danshi: Never Without My Favorite Friend. The first Sanrio Danshi comic has already debuted via the Manga One phone app in April of 2016, while the second began publication on the Sho-Comi website in June of 2016.Although the game itself is slated for release by late 2016, there is no confirmation if it will be localized for the English-speaking market, yet. Please, Sanrio. Please make our Sanrio Boys dreams come true.last_img read more

Second bank robbed Friday; 2 reportedly in custody

first_imgTwo Vancouver banks reported robberies by female suspects, bringing the total number of bank robberies this week in Vancouver to three.Shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, a woman entered then robbed the Umpqua Bank at 11515 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said no weapon was displayed during the robbery.She left on foot, then was seen getting into a lighter colored, older sedan with heavy front-end damage, Kapp said. The suspect was not located.Six hours later, shortly after 5 p.m., officers responded to another bank robbery, this time at a US Bank branch at 8700 E. Mill Plain Blvd.According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, a woman entered the bank, presented a note demanding money, then left.Police tracked her to a location in the 6000 block of Southeast Riverside Drive not long after.Officers in the area found a pickup and stopped it, according to radio traffic, taking two people into custody.Officers surrounded a nearby home on Riverside Drive Friday evening, as well.It was not clear Friday evening whether the same woman robbed both banks.On Monday, a man robbed another Umpqua Bank, in Hazel Dell.The suspect in that robbery also was not located.last_img read more

North Korea fires short range projectile US official

first_imgWashington: The US said on Wednesday that Pyongyang had fired a short-range projectile, while South Korean media reported that two had been launched. The firing comes ahead of US-South Korean military exercises next month that North Korea has warned could affect the planned resumption of denuclearisation talks between Washington and Pyongyang. Also Read – Uganda: Traveling girl from Congo dies of Ebola Advertise With Us “I can confirm that it was… short-range” a US official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. He did not say when the launch was carried out. The North “fired one unidentified projectile at 5:34 am and the other at 5:57 am, from Wonsan areas into the East Sea, and they flew around 430 kilometres (267 miles),” according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, cited by the South’s Yonhap news agency. Also Read – At corruption retrial, Samsung scion may end up being jailed Advertise With Us “Our military is closely monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture,” Yonhap quoted the JCS as saying. Pyongyang last fired short-range missiles on May 9, which US President Donald Trump called “very standard stuff” that, he said, had not affected his relationship with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Advertise With Us Kim and Trump agreed to a resumption of dialogue at an impromptu June 30 meeting they held in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. But last week, North Korea issued its warning over the military drills, which have been held for years and were scaled down to ease tensions with nuclear-armed Pyongyang.last_img read more

22 LesserKnown Facts About Sushma Swaraj Which Will Make You

first_imgSushma Swaraj, who today stands as the best External Affairs Minister till date, and one of the best cabinet Minister in Modi-led NDA government. Famous for being one of the most helpful, tech-savvy ministers of India, she has restored our faith in bureaucracy and has received applause from all around the world. Here are lesser-known facts about Sushma Swaraj that you probably didn’t know: Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us 1. Born on 14th February 1952 Sushma Swaraj was born on 14 February 1952. Her birthplace being Ambala Cantt, Haryana, Sushma Swaraj was born to Hardev Sharma and Shrimati Laxmi Devi. 2. From Sushma Sharma to Sushma SwarajSushma Swaraj was Sushma Sharma before her marriage to Swaraj Kaushal 3. Links to PakistanSushma Swaraj’s parents hailed from Dharampura area of Lahore, Pakistan. She also visited Dharampura during her last visit to Pakistan. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us 4. EducationSushma Swaraj got her early education from Sanatan Dharma College in Ambala Cantonment and got bachelor degree with majors in Sanskrit and Political Science. Then she studied law at Punjab University, Chandigarh.5. A child prodigy She also received the title of the best cadet of N.C.C at the S.D. College, Ambala Cantt for three years in a row. Advertise With Us 6. Killing with her speeches since long timeWon best Hindi Speaker award for three consecutive years, held by the Language Department of Haryana. 7. InterestsWith an interest in classical music, poetry, fine arts and drama too, Sushma Swaraj can be definitely be called an all-rounder! 8. Start of political careerIn early 1970s, she joined Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and from there began her political journey. Sushma Swaraj father was also a prominent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member. 9. Start of professional careerIn 1973, Sushma Swaraj started practice as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. She was part of George Fernandes Legal Defense team in Baroda Dynamite case (1975-77) along with Swaraj Kaushal. 10. Marriage with Swaraj KaushalDuring the times of Emergency, Sushma Swaraj married Swaraj Kaushal on 13, July, 1973. Swaraj Kaushal who was designated as Senior Advocate by Supreme Court of India at the young age of 34. And has also served as Governor of Mizoram (February 1990 to February 1993). 11. Youngest ever Cabinet MinisterIn 1977, Sushma Swaraj became the youngest cabinet minister, at the age of 25, in the Janata Party Govt., headed by then Chief minister Devi Lal. 12. Of the many firsts to be honoredIn 1979, at an young age of 27, Sushma Swaraj became State President of Janata Party, Haryana State. She is also the first female Spokesperson of a national political party in India. Swaraj has many firsts to her credit as BJPs first female Chief Minister, General Secretary, Leader of Opposition, Union Cabinet Minister, Spokesperson and Minister of External Affairs.13. Liberating Indian Film Industry From the underworld to the legal papers, the journey of film production to make it to an industry, again made possible by Sushma Swaraj when she declared Indian film industry, thus making it eligible for bank finance.Swaraj was Union Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting at that time (1988). 14. First female Chief Minister of DelhiServed as first female Chief Minister of Delhi for a short period in 1998 (13 October – 3 December). 15. Contested against Sonia Gandhi in 1999Her popularity among the crowd can be clearly seen when she managed to get 358,000 votes in her favor in just 12 days of her campaign for the Bellary constituency in Karnataka, where she had contested against Sonia Gandhi. Thou, she lost by a margin of 7%, Swaraj gave a good fight to Sonia Gandhi. 16. Set up up six AIIMSDuring her tenure as Union Health Minister (January 2003 to May 2004) she opened up 6 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh. A milestone in her ladder of achievements. 17. Honored with the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 2004First and only female MP till date to be honored with the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award. She has been elected seven times as the member of the parliament, and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. 18. Pushed Congress in formation of TelanganaSushma Swaraj played a major role in passing Telangana Bill which let to formation of a separate state Telangana. Swaraj also has to argue with her own mentor Senior BJP Leader LK Advani for this. And once she said: “TELANGANA, WHEN YOU THANK SONIA AMMA FOR THE FORMATION OF TELANGANA STATE, DON’T FORGET YOUR CHINAMMA (SUSHMA SWARAJ REFERRING TO HERSELF)” 19. Second woman to be Minister of External AffairsThe second woman to be India’s Minister of External Affairs after Indira Gandhi. Serving since 26, May, 2014, as Minister of External Affairs under Narendra Modi led NDA government.20. A diplomatic genius The crowning achievement of operation Rahat, during Yemen Crisis. When India helped manly countries including United Kingdom, Russia, United States, Pakistan etc.21. Like parents, like daughter Mother to a brilliant daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, an Oxford graduate, and a Barrister at Law, Bansuri has of course followed into the steps of her mother.22. Tweet and Viola! Solution! Being one of t he most tech-savvy ministers, she is always there to help other in need. Many have got immediate help after they tweeted to Sushma Swaraj.last_img read more

Three held notices issued to 16 telecallers for cheating

first_imgHyderabad: The officials of Cybercrime police station, DD, Hyderabad on Friday arrested three persons identified as Soma Roka (26), Arnabsur (26) and Mohammed Imran (23), natives of belong Kolkata, on charges of operating a call centre in the name of Saha Enterprises and cheating innocents. The accused hired about 20 lady tele-callers in the name of online dating. The police said that on May 7 they received a complaint in which the complainant stated that on April 25 he received a call from an unknown number who introduced herself as Ritika, calling from love arts. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The tele-caller told the complainant that they will provide girls for online dating. When the complainant showed interest, they asked him to pay a sum of Rs 1,025 for registration through online mode. Later, the complainant received a call from another person who asked him to send his photo and address for membership purpose. Later, another lady called and asked him to pay a sum of Rs 18,000 for this membership and told that the said amount would be refundable to him. After receiving all the details, the tele-callers allegedly threatened the complainant that his photos and ID’s are available on online dating sites and the police will come catch him. They further threatened the complainant to deposit Rs 75,000 and later Rs 1.20 lakh to evade any legal complications.last_img read more

Falling US Oil Production Lifts Crude Oil Prices

first_imgCrude oil prices continue to recover from the lows hit in March, supported by a fall in US oil production.Brent crude oil prices continued to increase on Wednesday to trade close to $60 per barrel mark, as the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported on Monday that US shale production is likely to fall by 45,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 4.98 million bpd in May.”Speculative financial investors are clearly taking the latest news of a declining US oil supply as reason enough to further step up their investments in the oil market,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note.The North Dakota Mineral Resources Department said on Tuesday that oil production in February in North Dakota dropped 15,000 bpd to 1.18 million bpd, boosting crude oil prices, which have seen a 20 percent gain since March.”There have often been drops in production during the winter in North Dakota because shale oil production has to be scaled back on account of the harsh weather conditions. We will therefore have to wait and see whether production continues to decline in the spring – if so, and only then, can there be talk of a trend reversal,” said Commerzbank.Further, oil services firm Baker Hughes reported that the number of US oil rigs in use were down by 40 to 988 for the week ending 10 April, falling below 1,000 rigs for the first time since September 2009.”We believe that US shale oil output is already falling, and that current rig counts imply that the m/m decline will exceed 70 thousand barrels per day (kb/d) by June. The deceleration in US output has been greater than the market is currently pricing in,” said Standard Chartered in a note.Besides, the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday raised its estimate for global oil demand growth for the second consecutive month, saying the world oil use will rise by 90,000 bpd to 1.08 million bpd on the back of increased consumption in the Europe, India and the United States.last_img read more

Political row begins after Greek fire kills scores

first_imgPeople attend a candlelight vigil in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on 30 July 2018, to commemorate victims of the country`s worst ever wildfires, which has claimed scores of lives. Photo: AFPGreek prime minister Alexis Tsipras accused the opposition on Tuesday of exploiting one of the country’s worst ever natural disasters in a deepening political row over the deaths of at least 91 people in a fire.Greece has been stunned by the blaze which swiftly gutted the town of Mati east of Athens on 23 July. Scores more people were injured and the death toll could still rise. There have since been recriminations over whether an evacuation order was issued and whether rescue services responded in a timely manner.“I really wonder how some people … can sleep today, and continue content in exercising their duties,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis, head of the Conservative New Democracy party, told a news conference.“When someone undertakes political responsibility it should be accompanied by an act, and resignation is an act of personal responsibility,” said Mitsotakis, whose party is leading in opinion polls.Though Mitsotakis did not name the prime minister, the comments appeared to be aimed at Tsipras, who has said he accepted full political responsibility for the disaster. The prime minister’s office accused Mitsotakis of trying to “take advantage of dozens of citizens’ pain and loss”.“Human lives cannot become an object of political exploitation,” it said in a statement.Later, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said criticism was welcomed but should not be skewed by media and political opponents.He said the environment ministry had found over 3,000 illegal constructions in forests and along the coastline in the wider Athens region, which have been marked for demolition.- Tsipras Vows Action -“The prime minister’s decision is very clear, the government is determined to clash (with any interests) and do everything possible to prevent a repeat of any such disaster in the future,” Tzanakopoulos said during a press briefing.Mitsotakis said those responsible for coordinating the fire response, including the civil protection and interior ministers and the fire brigade chief, should resign.He also appeared to criticise Tsipras for failing to visit the scene of the disaster sooner. Tsipras travelled to the site on Monday a week after the blaze. Another government minister who visited earlier had a heated exchange with survivors on whether aid was sent in a timely manner.“Anger, and sympathising with another’s pain is something deeply personal,” Mitsotakis said. “But public figures have no right to hide during a crisis. (A leader) has an obligation to take a position, and be next to people in trying times.”Tsipras has vowed to hold a thorough inquiry into how hundreds of people were left trapped by flames. He has pledged a series of changes, including a crackdown on unlicensed construction which is thought to have worsened the fire and blocked off escape routes for residents fleeing towards the sea.last_img