Best ever Test match I have played in: Sourav Ganguly recalls historic 2001 Eden Gardens Test

first_imgExactly 18 years ago, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid paved the way for arguably India’s greatest ever victory in Test cricket. At the Eden Gardens, Laxman and Dravid hauled India out of the pits with a 376-run partnership. It was on March 14, 2001 that VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid essayed two of the most iconic knocks in Test cricket.At the start of Day 4 (March 14), India were 254 for 4. Laxman was unbeaten on 109 and Dravid was batting on the overnight score of 7. Australia were still overwhelming favourites to win the Test and clinch the series before the team set out for the final match in Chennai.But Laxman and Dravid had other plans. On March 14, 2001, the two men battled the heat and humidity of Kolkata and added 335 runs through the day. They did not allow Australia a single breakthrough. Laxman was unbeaten in 275 while Dravid had moved to 155 not out.On March 15, Laxman was set to become the first Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket but he fell to Glenn McGrath for 281. Dravid would go on to score 180. Harbhajan Singh ripped through the Australian batting line-up with a six-wicket haul as India stormed to a 171-run win, A few days later, India won the Chennai Test to clinch a historic series win.Ganguly, who was captain of the Indian team then, said the Eden Gardens Test was the best ever he was part of.The best ever test match I have played inSourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 14, 2019Speaking at India Today Conclave South last year, said he had learnt a lot of life lessons during his epic knock in Kolkata in 2001.advertisement”I don’t mind that because everyone will remember that Test match. Whenever anyone talks about that 281, they will remember that Test match. And as I have said n number of times, I have learnt a lot of life lessons during that Test match and during that partnership with Rahul Dravid. The number one takeaway from that Test match was to never give up,” Laxman said at India Today Conclave South.”You know the situation we were in.. 274 runs behind, three days to go. To come back from that situation and go on to win the Test match and eventually the series was a great learning experience for all of us.”I am glad people remember that 281 but I always tell people that 281 is an unlucky number for me because I got out on 281 but I am happy people remember that knock and the Test match.”And it’s not only the Indian team, when you talk to the Australian team, they will tell you that it was probably the most competitive Test series they were part of in the last 20 or 30 years. It was a great opportunity for me and for the entire team to do something special for our country,” Laxman said.last_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp wary asking too much from Keita

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp wary asking too much from Keitaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is wary of asking too much from Naby Keita.The Guinea international made his first competitive appearance for the Reds since the Champions League semi-final in Barcelona on May 1 when he played just over an hour in the 2-0 win at Stadium MK on Wednesday night.”It is very important [to keep him fit],” Klopp said. “Pep needed to remind that it was agreed with me before the game that he should only play 60 minutes. So we took him off when it looked like he could go longer in that game.“So we have to be really sensitive in that situation because, obviously, [the injury] came all of a sudden. He was injured in the summer break during the African Cup of Nations and then came back and he was injured again.”So we have to be really careful. It’s a similar situation to Alisson but the team is doing so well there is no rush to bring him in.” last_img read more

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Never thought I could play a knock like that Morgan on sixhitting

first_imgManchester: England skipper Eoin Morgan, who smashed a world record 17 sixes in his side’s 150-run crushing of Afghanistan in a World Cup game, said he never thought a knock like that could come from his bat. Morgan blasted an incredible 17 sixes — the most in ODI history — during his game-changing knock of 148 at Old Trafford Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 16 held jointly by AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma. His knock helped England post 397/6 — their highest in any World Cup — and they eventually recorded a 150-run triumph to return to the top of the table. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev “Never have I ever thought I could play a knock like that but I’m delighted that I have. It’s weird. It’s very strange to have that sixes record. It’s something, along with the innings, I never thought I’d do. It’s a nice place to be,” he said after the match on Tuesday. “The last four years, I’ve probably played the best in my career but that hasn’t involved a 50 or 60-ball hundred. I thought I would have it in the locker somewhere but it’s never happened, so I sort of gave up on it a little bit,” said the 32-year-old batsman. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships Morgan brought up his century off 57 balls, although that was 11 slower than Jos Buttler’s England record of 46 deliveries against Pakistan in 2015 — meaning the skipper does not have complete ownership of bragging rights. That was why he said his England teammates still won’t be impressed by the six-hitting feat. “I think I’m probably just becoming a target for the guys in the changing room to take down. The hundred I scored is considered a slow one in our changing room guys talk about it all the time. So it’s a tough school!” Morgan said in lighter vein. “When I came to the crease, it was a 50/50 shout whether myself or Jos (Buttler) went in and that probably helped because after I faced a few balls, I had no choice. I had to start taking risks because of him coming in next and then after I got dropped (on 28), it was a matter of just keep going. It was one of those days.” Morgan’s knock was made more remarkable by the fact that he struggled with back spasms during the last game against West Indies and had to face a late fitness test in order to play against Afghanistan. Morgan also praised his pace attack, headlined by Jofra Archer taking 3/52 and Mark Wood an impressive 2/40 from ten overs. “They were very good on a wicket that did not offer a great deal. It had good bounce and turned a bit for the spinners but seam movement or swing it had none. So when guys execute hitting a good length and using their bounce well, it is satisfying because it’s very hard to do,” said the captain. “When the ball doesn’t move around, it obviously means your pace is important and all three guys’ (Wood, Archer and Chris Woakes) pace looked good.”last_img read more

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UNAfrican Union envoy leads call for all Darfur militia to join peace

Ibrahim Gambari, head of the UN-AU mission in Darfur (UNAMID), convened a meeting on Saturday ¬¬– including the special envoys for Sudan of China, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union – aimed at finding ways to strengthen peace, security, recovery and development efforts in the large, arid region on the western flank of the African country.Participants at the one-day retreat welcomed the provisional peace agreement signed on Tuesday between the Sudanese Government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). “They call on both parties to implement the agreement without delay,” read a press statement issued by UNAMID on behalf of the gathering, which also acknowledged improvements in the relationship between Sudan and neighbouring Chad.“They express the hope that these developments should translate into a speedy positive impact on the ground and call on all parties to refrain from engaging in violence,” read the statement.The group – meeting in the Rwandan capital of Kigali – also urged all other armed movements operating in Darfur to join the peace process without delay, underscoring the need for a comprehensive ceasefire backed by an effective monitoring mechanism with UNAMID playing a key role. 27 February 2010A gathering of high-level international officials to Sudan, led by the head of the joint United Nations-African Union (AU) peacekeeping operation in the country’s war-torn Darfur region, today urged all armed groups involved in the conflict to join the peace process initiated earlier this week by Khartoum and a major rebel militia. read more

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SLC holds urgent meeting over sex scandal

Due to the serious nature of the media reports the Disciplinary Committee has been tasked to forward their findings on the said matter latest by Monday 27th August 2012, the cricket board statement said. Sri Lanka Cricket also said it regrets the undue publicity which has been created. The Executive Committee having taken all the circumstances into account has decided to hand over the matter to their Disciplinary Committee for immediate inquiry and report, following which subsequent action as deemed necessary will be taken. The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had an urgent meeting today (Saturday) in relation to various print media reports over a sex scandal at the SLC head office.A statement by the board said that Sri Lanka Cricket takes serious note of the allegations which also tarnishes the good image and the reputation of Sri Lanka Cricket. “SLC as an institution shall not condone any such acts of misconduct if proven correct, and will take all steps which are necessary to bring the culprits to book. On the contrary, if such allegations are found to be false, SLC will also take steps to ensure that such persons who made these allegations are brought before the Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action,” the cricket board said. read more

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Former Prisons Commissioner and IP further remanded

Rangajeeva was also arrested over the deaths of the inmates and both were remanded till today.The riot in 2012 left 27 inmates dead and several injured. The riot broke out during a search for illegal arms. (Colombo Gazette) Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa, who were arrested recently over incidents related to the 2012 Welikada Prison riot, were ordered to be further remanded until April 24.Emil Ranjan was arrested over the deaths of several inmates at the prison during the prison riot in 2012. read more

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Finance minister defends extra employment insurance help for parts of oil patch

Finance minister defends extra employment insurance help for parts of oil patch by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 27, 2016 10:35 am MDT Last Updated Mar 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau is defending the Liberal government’s decision to boost employment insurance benefits for parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan while leaving some hard hit areas of the oil patch out of the budget plan.Morneau says the government had to decide what areas of the country needed the most help with extra weeks of employment insurance benefits for unemployed workers.Left out of that list were cities like Edmonton, and parts of Saskatchewan that Premier Brad Wall has said could also use the help.Morneau told CTV’s “Question Period” that the government chose the 12 regions to help them “deal with what’s been a significant change and a harder time for those people to get re-employed.”He adds the government is making other changes to the employment insurance program that are designed to help the entire country, including cutting waiting times for applicants to receive their first payments.Morneau also says the Liberals expect low- and middle-income families to spend money they receive through tax breaks and a new, income-tested child benefit unveiled in the budget and that will help the economy. Finance Minister Bill Morneau takes part in an interview at Finance Headquaters in Ottawa on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Morneau is defending the Liberal government’s decision to boost employment insurance benefits for parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan while leaving some hard hit areas of the oil patch out of the budget plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

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Court Documents Reveal Hernandez Tie to Fatal Shooting

An associate of Aaron Hernandez said he was told that 23-year-old star athlete was the trigger man in the shooting death of friend Odin Lloyd, according to court documents filed in Florida. In addition,  a car rented in Hernandez’s name was sought in connection to a double murder a year earlier, according to the records obtained by Associated Press.The records say Hernandez was argumentative when first questioned by homicide  police, slamming the door on them and not even asking whose death was being investigated.The revelations provide the most significant evidence yet against the former New England Patriots tight end.Hernandez has been charged in the June killing Lloyd, a semi-pro football player. The records say Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez shot Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.The gun used in the killing has not been found.The documents were filed in court by the Miramar, Fla., police department to justify a search of Wallace’s mother’s home in that city.The records also show that police, while investigating Lloyd’s killing, searched in Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn., and found a vehicle wanted in connection with a July 2012 double homicide near a Boston nightclub.Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in Lloyd’s killing. His legal team did not return emailed messages Tuesday. Wallace faces an accessory to murder charge in the case and has pleaded not guilty.Prosecutors say Hernandez, Wallace and Ortiz drove with Lloyd in a rented Nissan Altima to the industrial park where Lloyd was fatally shot.Ortiz told police that during the drive Hernandez told Lloyd that Lloyd had been ”chilling” with people Hernandez had problems with, the documents say.But Ortiz told police the two men shook hands and the problem seemed smoothed over. However, the Altima soon stopped, and everyone but Ortiz got out to urinate, according to Ortiz’s account.The witness told police he then heard gunshots before Hernandez and Wallace got back into the car without Lloyd and the car sped away.Ortiz said he couldn’t see who fired the shots because it was dark. Back at Hernandez’s home, Ortiz said, Wallace asked him to get a small gun out from under the driver’s seat. Ortiz said he did and gave it to Hernandez once they were inside.Ortiz said he then went to sleep. When he woke up in the afternoon, according to his account, the three men returned the Altima and rented a Chrysler 300 before returning to Hernandez’s home.Ortiz and Wallace then went to an apartment in the area that Hernandez and other football players used. Wallace let Ortiz in before leaving for a long time, the documents say. The two then drove to Bristol. Ortiz told police Wallace said Hernandez shot Lloyd.Hernandez, Wallace and Ortiz appear linked through Bristol. Wallace told Florida police he grew up with Hernandez’s father. Ortiz’s attorney, John Connors, said Tuesday his client, who’s athletic and around the age of Hernandez’s older brother, is from Bristol.Meanwhile, eight search warrants were unsealed in Massachusetts after news organizations sought access to them. The warrants reveal the breadth of the investigation, with authorities scouring through everything from Hernandez’s house to his phone to the contents of his team locker, which the Patriots emptied into a container after they released him.A rifle, ammunition and video surveillance equipment were among the items police seized from Hernandez’s home.Records show Hernandez, who played tight end, became ”argumentative” during his first encounter with police at his home about five hours after Lloyd’s body was found by a jogger.Hernandez told police he had last seen Lloyd in Boston the day before. He asked, ”What’s with all the questions?” and locked the door behind him.He then returned with his attorney’s business card but didn’t respond when police told him they were investigating a death, the records show.”Mr. Hernandez slammed the door and relocked it behind him,” the records read. ”Mr. Hernandez did not ask officers whose death was being investigated. Mr. Hernandez’s demeanor did not indicate any concern for the death of any person.”Hernandez came out later and agreed to be questioned at a police station. read more

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Britains first licensed morning sickness drug could help prevent abortions

Caitlin Dean, Chair of Pregnancy Sickness Support charity, commented: “Hopefully, with the licensing of Xonvea, doctors will have the confidence to prescribe and women will have the confidence to take medication for their symptoms rather than suffer in silence.“We all know that sickness is  normal, expected and even at times, a welcome part of pregnancy but for some women symptoms are severe enough to substantially impact their day to day lives and can be utterly miserable to endure.” Although dubbed morning sickness, only a small number of women actually experience nausea in the morning, with most having symptoms throughout the day.Severe sickness is one of the most common reasons for pregnant women to be admitted into hospital. In 2016-2017, there were 33,071 hospital admissions in England, resulting in 36,171 bed days and costing the NHS around £62 million a year.Yet charities warned that often women are not taken seriously enough and are left feeling like they are making a fuss, even when experiencing symptoms such as vomiting up blood. Some women report vomiting 50 times a day and can suffer dehydration, low blood pressure and severe weight loss.However, doctors have been unwilling to treat women for morning sickness since the thalidomide scandal of the 1960s which left thousands of children with severe birth defects after their mothers were treated with the sedative. The first drug for morning sickness since thalidomide has been licensed in Britain in a breakthrough which could prevent hundreds of women aborting their babies because their pregnancy is unbearable.In final clinical trials Xoneva was found to reduce the amount of nausea by two thirds and cut the number of episodes of sickness from four a day to just one.Previously doctors have been reluctant to prescribe anti-nausea drugs to pregnant women for fear of complications, leaving them with few options except traditional remedies such as ginger or acupuncture.Around 80 per cent of pregnant women report some kind of morning sickness and up to 2 per cent will be diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form likened to the nausea caused by chemotherapy and from which the Duchess of Cambridge suffered.According to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas) around 1,000 pregnancies are terminated each year in Britain because women’s symptoms are so debilitating.Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs at Bpas said: “We welcome the news that finally, a licence has been granted for a medication to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.“We know that many women are simply told to put up with debilitating symptoms on the basis that no medication is safe in pregnancy, when in fact the risks of not treating may be significantly higher. Our hope is that a licensed product will give doctors confidence to prescribe for women who need it. 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. “Bpas sees women whose sickness is so debilitating they are left with no choice but to terminate what is often a very much wanted pregnancy; with early treatment with medications including Xonvea, our hope would be that for at least some women, their symptoms and sickness will not escalate to the point that they need our services.” read more

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3 Guyanese miners killed more injured in bordering Venezuela camp

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMurdered Brazilian dredge owner: One of the suspects a former employee- PoliceSeptember 28, 2017In “Crime”43-yr-old Brazilian miner killed during robberyOctober 15, 2016In “Crime”Miner stabbed to death during scuffle at Puruni LandingJuly 9, 2019In “Crime” The bodies at the Port Kaituma mortuary in the northwestThree miners identified as Vernon Eudoxie, 55; Cologne Solomon, 23, and Samuel Moses, 19, of Port Kaituma were all killed when their camp at Imataka on the Venezuelan side of the border was raided by four gunmen on Wednesday morning.Dead: Vernon EudoxieThis publication understands that around 6:25hrs on Thursday their bodies arrived at the Port Kaituma mortuary in the northwest.Dead: Cologne Solomon (SN Image)Reports are that three other miners were injured in the raid which reportedly saw the gunmen opening fire after demanding that the miners turn over their valuables.Police in a released statement identified one of the injured men as Joel Paton, 22,  who is said to be in a serious condition at a medical institution, nursing several suspected gunshot wounds about his body.The injured victim and the now deceased were part of a team employed by a Brazilian miner, operating a land dredge approximately three miles from the Guyana border.The news of the raids and the miners deaths came swiftly following reports of gunmen wreaking Havoc in the Region 7 interior.Just recently two gold mining camps, among several, in Region 7 were confirmed raided and the occupants severely beaten by gunmen who robbed the respective miners of their gold and valuables.Further exacerbating the situation is the roughness of the terrain which, according to the “F” Division Commander Rabindranauth Budhram, is slowing down the pace at which officers can get to the camps.With respect to the recent murders of the Guyanese miners in Venezuela, the Commander told this publication that because the killings occurred in Venezuela they do not have much to go on in terms of their investigations.The gunmen this publications understands were Spanish speaking.More details will be provided in a subsequent report. read more

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EYEWITNESS Hanging matters…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Hapless…July 26, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: A political problem…January 6, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Déjà vu…July 11, 2017In “EYEWITNESS” …on prisonsThis “prison saga” just won’t go away, will it? Your Eyewitness just read that three of the young’uns sent up to the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) over in Essequibo also broke out in a clear imitation of the prisoners in Demerara. For some reason, of all the people in Region Two, they chose to mug a Government MP!! Do they blame the horrid conditions at NOC on the Government? Now if you think things were bad at Camp St…then you haven’t been following events at the NOC! That facility was established BEFORE the Georgetown jail…and contrary to what all their name changes since may suggest, their methods of “straightening out” wayward youths have remained the same. Which is to say…have most of the corrections officers subject the kids to all kinds of abuse, between bouts of imparting vocational teaching. They make the scandals we read about in certain Religious Bodies, look like tiddledywinks! Can someone say how many of the staff at the NOC (school of hard KNOCKS?) are trained for their jobs?? How about you can count them on the fingers of ONE hand?? As your Eyewitness has been insisting, we in Guyana have to get serious about what we intend our detention centres to achieve. Do we want to exact retribution on those “sent away”? What we’re doing right now most resembles this model. The folks behind bars are “bad guys” in the words of our Public Security Minister – and we have to treat them like bad guys. None of that “punishing the crime and not the criminal” nonsense – the two things are one and the same and nothing can tear them asunder. This would explain why the convicts at Lusignan were kept in cow pens: where else would you keep “bad guys” excepting in “holding pens”?? To do otherwise might just encourage them in their “bad ways”, no? But we do have a few brave souls who insist that folks put away can be redeemed and “rehabilitated”. They insist prisons should become “reformatories” that TEACH inmates to see the error of their ways and to change the same. In fact, that’s the model the NOC was supposed to be practising since the eighties or thereabouts. Hence the name change from “Onderneeming Boys School” to “New Opportunity Corps”. So maybe we can poll the NOC graduates since then and find out how many of them stuck to the straight and narrow after release? If the numbers are high, there might at least be hope for the ones in the “Big Jails” – even though they might be more hardened. If not, we can only conclude we’ll be wasting our time!…on Trump vs TransAnother matter that won’t go away is the tension between the US LGBT community and President Trump. Your Eyewitness isn’t sure if anyone bought Trump’s “softening” of his stance against the LGBT community during the last campaign. Hey! A guy will say ANYTHING to get elected, OK? So, who’s surprised now he’s in the White House, Trump’s backpedalling so fast, it’s leaving the LGBT upended.Trump’s latest “throwing LGBT’s under the bus” move, is to ban Transgenders (the “T’s of LGBT) from joining the US armed forces. And it’s not just because conservatives outnumber LGBT’s by 100 to 1. Some feel that Trump’s blatant displays of machismo towards women betray visceral doubts about his own masculinity. This is exacerbated by his very obvious misogyny.He explained his move against Trans in the army by claiming they’d cause too much “disruption”. Why? The rest of the troops will find them so alluring, they’ll become distracted from their job of defending the US??! Really!!?But wouldn’t they have to be gay to be attracted in the first place??!!…on CricketSo since Prezzie thwarted the WPA’s move to “have a say” in the governance of the country, they’ve decided to “try a t’ing” with the governance of Cricket?? Jeez!! read more

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VIDEO Threetrailer Thursday

first_imgWHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?Decide for yourself with trailers of these three films, opening in cinemas tomorrow.Frankenweenie(Comedy; directed by Tim Burton; starring Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Robert Capron; 1hr 27 mins; PG)Average critic rating on RottenTomatoes.com: 88 per cent(Cieon/YouTube)Ginger & Rosa(Drama; directed by Sally Potter; starring Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Christina Hendricks, Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall, Alice Englert; 1hr 29min; not yet rated)Average critic rating on RottenTomatoes.com: 60 per cent(MyTrailerisRich/YouTube)Paranormal Activity 4(Horror; directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman; starring Katie Featherstone, Brady Allen; 1hr 28mins; 15A)Average critic rating on RottenTomatoes.com: 33 per cent(FanTrailerMan/YouTube)Watch previous Three-trailer Thursdays>last_img read more

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Googlers go gaga over Lady Gaga

first_imgProving that Google must be the coolest place to work, the search engine giant invited Lady Gaga to a special 70 minute Q&A session at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. While it is clear in the video that the company has plenty of employees who are fans of Lady Gaga, it is also clear she is a fan of Google. Besides particpating in the special Q&A session this week, the star helped Google launch its search features for music discovery in November 2009 with exclusive tracks.In addition to revealing that she is breaking into a new medium by directing the music video for her next single Judas, the artist also participated in judging Gaga wannabes and in answering questions not only submitted by Google employees, but those submitted through Twitter and Google Moderator as well. As Google states in its blog, the music artist was “funny, thoughtful and inspiring” in her answers.In her answers, Lady Gaga revealed that she is “obsessed” with Bruce Springsteen because he is blue-collar just like her dad, and that you will never see her in a reality show. The artist also had something to say around the criticism received by 13-year old Rebecca Black over her YouTube music video Friday. Though Gaga admitted to not actually seeing the video, she nevertheless declared that Black is “a genius.” Since the artist also revealed having been bullied in school there is no doubt why she is being so supportive of Black.Other things revealed by Gaga in the interview included her love of yoga, that she has tatotoos only on the left side of her body, and that a Google employee was her R.A. at NYU. That same employee also wrote her up for drinking.The music artist also talked about her next album, Born This Way which will include a track called Edge of Glory that she says was inspired by her grandfather who has now passed.Read more at the Google Bloglast_img read more

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Thinner MacBook Pro using a Haswell processor expected at WWDC

first_imgOn June 10 Apple kicks off its 4-day Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, better known as WWDC. Last year’s conference saw a new MacBook Pro unveiled complete with a Retina Display and a resolution of 2560 x 1600. And this year the focus is yet again expected to be on the MacBook Pro and Apple’s thinner and lighter laptop the MacBook Air.Of course, Apple isn’t saying anything until WWDC begins, but that doesn’t stop analysts taking educated guesses as to what we can expect to see. This year, Intel’s Haswell processors are expected to allow Apple to make a few changes to their laptop line up. More specifically, it’s expected the Pro models will get even thinner.Currently, both the MacBook Pro and Air use Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors. Haswell improves upon Ivy Bridge in a number of ways, but most significantly for Apple, reduces power consumption and adds an advanced power saving system. That means less heat production and the same battery life from a smaller battery.If Apple embraces Haswell early, which it is expected to do, we could see a new MacBook Pro unveiled that’s even thinner than the current 0.95-inch 2012 version. Alternatively, we could see the thickness stay the same, but the battery life extended beyond the existing 7 hours Apple quotes.KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will opt for a thinner MacBook Pro. The FaceTime HD camera is also expected to improve from the existing 720p part to a 1080p-capable solution. As for the MacBook Air, alongside a similar move to Haswell processors, it’s also expected that dual built-in microphones will be added for improved voice quality.Such improvements are just speculation, but I’m sure many would argue the MacBook Pro is already thin enough and improved battery life is more desirable. Apple shipping a new Pro that looks the same as the existing model, but achieves 10 hours of battery life surely wouldn’t lose it any fans. A similar battery life improvement for the MacBook Air would also no doubt be welcomed.last_img read more

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Pay for the crimes

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A dispute between Germany and Greece over World War Two reparation claims has added to tensions between the two countries over Athens’ bailout repayments and the pace of its economic reforms.Greece’s deputy finance minister claimed that Germany owed Greece nearly 279 billion euros (400 billion Australian dollars) in reparations for the Nazi occupation of the country in the 1940s.Germany was quick to dismiss the claims – its economy minister called them “stupid” – and stressed it had already settled its reparations to Greece in a post-war agreement.Bavaria’s Conservative state finance minister chimed in, calling Greece’s demands “inappropriate” and “not very clever”.“This issue should not be exploited to explain possible budget deficits in Greece. Also, it comes across as inappropriate and is in my view entirely wrong as a strategy. The German government has said that it views the issue as closed,” said Markus Soeder, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats Union (CDU).Tens of thousands of civilians were killed by German troops when they conquered Greece during World War Two.The massacre of Distomo, a central Greek village where more than 200 civilians were killed in 1944, is a particularly painful memory. Greece’s justice minister has threatened to seize German state-owned property in compensation for the war crimes.last_img read more

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Première découverte dun animal pluricellulaire vivant sans oxygène

first_imgPremière : découverte d’un animal pluricellulaire vivant sans oxygèneÉtats-Unis – Des chercheurs ont découvert pour la première fois, dans les profondeurs de la Méditerranée, des organismes pluricellulaires capables de vivre sans oxygène dans un milieu empli de sulfures toxiques.Roberto Danovaro et ses collègues de l’Université polytechnique des Marches à Ancône, en Italie, ont prélevé quelques échantillons de sédiments contenant ces animaux marins. Leur analyse montre que ces organismes multicellulaires feraient partie de la famille des Loricifères. D’après les chercheurs, leur métabolisme est actif, et ils peuvent se reproduire malgré une absence complète d’oxygène.”On pensait que ces environnements extrêmes étaient exclusivement habités par les virus, les bactéries et les archées même si des corps d’animaux pluricellulaires avaient déjà été découverts auparavant. Nos résultats indiquent que les animaux récupérés par nos soins étaient bien vivants. Certains contenaient même des œufs” a indiqué Danovaro.Le microscope électronique en transmission montre qu’au lieu de s’oxygéner grâce aux mitochondries, ces animaux possèdent des organites qui ressemblent aux hydrogénosomes. Ces derniers produisent de l’énergie et de l’hydrogène et avaient déjà été trouvés chez des organismes unicellulaires habitant les milieux anaérobies, c’est-à-dire dépourvus de dioxygène.Selon Lisa Levin de l’Institution océanographique Scripps, les conclusions de cette découverte permettront peut-être d’éclaircir certaines zones d’ombre concernant la faune et la flore aquatique méditerranéenne. Les résultats de la recherche ont été publiés dans le journal BMC Biology.Le 11 avril 2010 à 19:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday June 27 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowMat-Su lawmaker leaves Senate Majority, dissatisfied with budget compromiseAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauFor the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus. Palmer Senator Shelley Hughes left the caucus last week to oppose the state budget.Alaskan protesters not letting up on their disapproval of the Senate healthcare planLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.U.S. Senate leaders postponed a vote on their health care reform bill, but Alaskans opposed to the bill aren’t letting up. One Alaskan, a three-time cancer survivor, was at the U.S. Capitol today to tell his senators to reject the bill.Alaska communities to receive millions in Payments In Lieu of TaxesWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Department of the Interior announced today that local Alaska governments around the state would receive $29.7 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes funds, or PILT.Alaska volcano sends up ash cloud from Aleutian IslandsAssociated PressA 14-minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) in the Aleutian Islands.Anchorage seeks proposals for Transit Center overhaulZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOfficials are reaching out to developers and the business community for ideas on how to re-invent the troubled property.As Uber arrives in Alaska, towns without taxis have new transportation optionEmily Files, KHNS – HainesIn visits to the Lower 48, Alaskans may have caught a ride in an Uber or Lyft car. Now, people around the state can use the ride-hailing companies at home. This month, Alaska became the latest state to make way for the transportation apps.Ask A Climatologist: A warmer North, but a lukewarm everywhere elseAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageResidents of Utqiagvik have experienced above normal temperatures for the last 17 months. But a cooler than normal June will end that streak.   Redington High School commemorates ‘father of the Iditarod’ with bronze statueHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA new bronze sculpture of Iditarod co-founder Joe Redington Sr. was unveiled at Redington High School in Knik on Friday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held the day before signups for the 2018 Iditarod race.last_img read more

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Full Show Gymnast Lawsuit And Comedy In The Era Of Political Correctness

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A Houston law firm representing a former gymnast is filing suit against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit also names Cypress Academy as a defendant. We learn more about the case.Also this hour: We learn about a conference aiming to make Houston a more equitable place for “makers” And three young, Houston-area comedians discuss how to still be funny in a more politically correct world.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live VideoWe also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharecenter_img Listen 00:00 /30:07last_img read more

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Cold Front No 10 continues to hang on delivering more cool nighttime

first_imgRiviera Maya, Q.R. — The mass of cold air that has gripped the region continues to hold on with meteorologists recording wake-up temperatures of between 14C and 19C.While Cold Front No. 10 slowly makes its way across the region, the National Meteorological Service reports cool nighttime and morning figures well below normal. They say for Saturday, the cold air mass will continue to cover the Yucatan Peninsula and a large portion of the Gulf of Mexico with minimum temperatures of between 10C and 14C in Yucatan.For Campeche and Quintana Roo, minimum temperatures are forecast for between 14C and 18C with maximum daytime temperatures reaching between 25C and 29C in the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula.Although the rain potential is low, drizzle is not ruled out in the northeast and east of Yucatan and on the coasts of Quintana Roo. Winds from north-northeast will continue at 15 to 20 km/h with gusts greater than 45 km/h in the coastal zone of the region.For Sunday, minimum temperatures of 13C to 17C are forecast in Yucatan with 15C to 19C in Campeche and from 16C to 20C in Quintana Roo with maximum temperatures ranging from between 27C to 3C in the three states of the region.The cold front has had an impact on navigation with the maritime terminals in Playa del Carmen restricting the use of small vessels earlier in the week due to the high wind gusts. Larger vessels have also experienced problems along Isla Mujeres with Ultracarga II requiring assistance docking.On a trip from Isla Mujeres to Punta Sam, the north winds prevented the vessel from docking to such a degree that it required a smaller vessel to help in the maneuver.Conagua reports that for today, the development of an anticyclone in the Gulf of Mexico will create stable weather conditions with low rainfall potential and daytime temperatures gradually increasing over a large part of the national territory.However, cold temperatures are still expected during the morning and night in the northern and central states along with north wind gusts exceeding 70 km/h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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