Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes john paul titlow Tags:#Apple#iPad#ipad apps#iPhone#iPhone 5#iPod Touch#jailbreaking Now that you have the option to jailbreak your iPhone 5, iPad Mini or other iOS 6 device, you might be wondering if you should. For many, it’s a no brainer. For more casual users or folks who only recently jumped on the iOS bandwagon, there are some important questions.Is jailbreaking legal? That depends. The latest DMCA rules do not provide an exemption for jailbreaking and rooting tablets, which means jailbreaking your iPad is technically illegal. Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch is fine, though, which makes absolutely no sense. Is jailbreaking hard? No, not really. The process will likely take you less than an hour, as long as you’re cautious and back everything up. We have step-by-step instructions outlining how to jailbreak iOS 6 running on your iPhone, iPod Touch or, if you dare, iPad. Why should I bother jailbreaking? Now, there’s the really important question. For an answer, here are 12 of the most compelling reasons to break free of Apple’s control. 1. Rename And Reorganize Apps It may seem mundane, but having the ability to rename your apps is kind of nice. Maybe you want to call Sparrow “Email” or change “Spotify” to “Music.” It’s so basic, it seems like something iOS should just let you do by default. But it doesn’t. You have to jailbreak to get that ability. Jailbreaking also gives you more freedom over the organization of your apps. You can add an additional row of apps, adjust icon sizes and even add a more icons to the home screen’s dock, which is handier than it sounds. A tool called FolderEnhancer lets you create subfolders, put folders on the dock and customize the way folders generally look and work. Want to get rid of Newsstand? There’s a Cydia tweak for that. 2. Make Chrome (Or Anything Else) Your Default BrowserThe fact that Apple won’t let you change your default browser is positively Orwellian. BrowserChanger fixes that by letting you choose from several dozen different mobile browsers, including Chrome, Dolphin, Skyfire, Opera Mini and Atomic. 3. Change Your Default Email App Apple’s native Mail app is pretty dull and its feature set evolves only gradually. The Sparrow+ tweak will let you boot Mail from your life by making Sparrow the phone’s default email app, which is so much better.4. Tether Your Data Connection To Your Laptop This is now something you can legally do through your carrier, but jailbroken phones can tether their data connections to other devices at no extra charge (aside from the cost of the app). MyWi and TetherMe are both popular options in Cydia. 5. Customize the Look And Feel Of iOS Apple does a pretty nice job of polishing the way its mobile OS looks, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the option to change its appearance. Jailbreaking lets you do things like change the logo that appears when the device boots (vintage rainbow Apple logo anyone?), change the lock screen design or overhaul the entire theme. If you ever wanted iOS to look like Android, now’s your chance. There are some really well-designed custom themes available, but also plenty of gross-looking ones. Cydia is loaded with themes and discovering the best ones isn’t easy, so you may want to search the Web for theme options first. 6. Make The Most Of Siri When Apple launched Siri in 2011, it gave jailbreak devs a whole new playground in which to experiment. Using the Siri tweaks available in Cydia, you can install chatbots, have Siri tell you jokes, ask it to search YouTube and integrate it with third party apps like Spotify and Waze. In my testing, some tweaks caused Siri to freeze, so proceed with caution. 7. Play Classic Video GamesSince day one, running video game emulators has been popular among the jailbreaking set. On Cydia, you can find emulators for a number of classic video game consoles. These apps don’t come with games (called ROMs), so you’ll have to do some searching online or grab the EmuROMs app from Cydia. Note: It’s not always legal to download ROMs of video games, so proceed at your own risk. 8. Beef Up Security Jailbroken iDevices have more options in terms of privacy and security, although it’s worth noting that not all of them are necessarily reliable. The Security section of Cydia offers tools that let you lock down media files and individual apps, install key loggers, encrypt messages, remotely track and wipe your iPhone and make it harder to access the device. There are also tweaks that let you use facial recognition to unlock the device or email a photo of whoever keeps trying to guess your passcode. 9. Get A Taste Of GoogleNow Okay, so it’s not exactly GoogleNow, but the functionality provided by the NowNow tweak brings iOS users a step closer to using Google’s predictive, voice-enabled mobile assistant. NowNow works with the jailbreak-only Activator app Google’s own iOS search app to integrate Google voice search right into the device’s home button. This way, you can hold down the button to ask Siri question and then triple-press it to get a second opinion from Google voice search. 10. Rid Your Life Of Apple Maps ForeverMapsOpener is a jailbreak tweak that lets you open map URLs in Google Maps rather than default to Apple’s famously imperfect replacement app. Some third party apps may still default to Apple Maps, but this tweak will minimize the likelihood of you ever seeing those smushed-up skyscrapers again. 11. Multiple Users One commonly pined-for iOS feature is the ability to have multiple users on a single device. This is especially true of iPads, which are often shared among family members. Thanks to a tool called iUsers, it’s now possible for different people to log in and out of the device without ever seeing each other’s weird little secrets.12. Catch a Glimpse Of The Platform’s FutureEven though there’s plenty of junk in Cydia, the jailbreak app store has become home to some very useful, impressive and well-designed apps, tweaks and themes. In some cases, Apple has not only hired jailbreak developers but stolen ideas directly from the jailbreak community. Before Notification Center arrived in iOS 5, for example, it was something jailbreakers had been been using for quite some time. Things as basic as multitasking and copy/paste were also available via Cydia before Apple implemented them. By jailbreaking, you can get a glimpse at the future of iOS itself, even if it’s often in an unpolished and experimental form. There are many, many more reasons to jailbreak than this. Cydia has thousands of tools and tweaks available and developers are always hard at work coding the next experimental feature. Some are better than others. Some are downright awful. A few might screw up your device. But the freedom afforded to you by jailbreaking iOS can be hugely rewarding, not to mention addictive.
Six persons have been arrested after two communities clashed following an incident of harassment in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district, police said on Friday. The violence erupted in Khurram Sarai locality late on Thursday. Initial probe revealed that a youth and his friends passed lewd comments on some girls, leading to young men from the other community to intervene. Both sides fought pitched street battles. Extra police was deployed and the situation was brought under control, police officer Pravin Kumar said. The police have stepped up vigil. A similar incident had led to massive riots in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts in 2013.
LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico PSG’s Neymar has broken right foot and sprained ankle A North Korean women’s hockey team player hugs her South Korean teammates, wearing white coats, before returning to North Korea, at Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.Seven years after a successful Olympic bid that changed its people and its landscape forever, Pyeongchang exhaled.ADVERTISEMENT The group — whose members experienced more of the world this month than many of their fellow North Koreans do in a lifetime — also included 45 athletes, four Olympic officials and 21 journalists.As for the Olympics and the attention and people they bring to this relatively remote plateau of northeastern South Korea, it’s not quite finished yet. The Paralympic Games, held immediately after the Olympics using the same facilities, will be staged from March 9 to 18, albeit with a lower profile and attendance.But for a few days, at least, with traffic cones down and most Olympic checkpoints removed, Pyeongchang can take a breather as the eyes of the world shift somewhere else. MOST READ “Farewell! Bye bye! Gamsahamnida!” volunteers using the Korean word for “thank you” shouted to departing buses in Gangneung, the coastal city near Pyeongchang where many events were held.Workers yanked down paper signs by the hundreds and busloads of Olympians, journalists and support workers rolled toward train stations and highways Monday in the aftermath of a Winter Games that was as political as it was athletic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach echoed that sentiment in the closing ceremony Sunday night, saying that the centerpiece political event of the games — a joint Koreas team marching together and, in some cases, competing together was a beacon for a troubled world.“With your joint march you have shared your faith in a peaceful future with all of us,” Bach said. “You have shown our sport brings people together in our very fragile world. You have shown how sport builds bridges.” Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Their governmental counterparts were showing signs of communication as well. The detente achieved through the Olympic connections between North and South Korea fits the longtime goals of the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, who has advocated engagement with Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang regime.That happened at the opening and closing ceremonies, both with U.S. representatives looking on from nearby — Vice President Mike Pence for the opening, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump for the closing Sunday night.U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a patron of South Korea and a loud opponent of the North’s nuclear program, is watching the contacts closely, particularly after South Korea’s presidential office said during the closing ceremony that the North was willing to hold talks with the United States.Washington viewed that development warily. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with Ivanka Trump on her South Korea Olympic trip, issued a written statement to that effect after the closing ceremony.“We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization,” she said. “In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs are a dead end.”North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, known for its invective toward the United States and the Seoul government, has been playing it low key when it comes to these Olympics. On Monday, it issued a synopsis of the games that was notable for its anodyne tone.“When the players of the north and south of Korea participating in the 23rd Winter Olympics and other players and agents of different countries and region from across the world entered the stadium, the spectators welcomed them with applause,” it practically whispered.Contrast that with this dispatch hours earlier about the United States: “We will never have face-to-face talks with them even after 100 years or 200 years. This is neither an empty talk nor any threat. The U.S. will have to pay dearly for stupid and wild vituperation.”Twelve hours later, news of its willingness to talk emerged from Seoul.North Korea’s delegation to the games, including more than 200 cheerleaders whose perfect synchronicity made for some of the Olympics’ most popular visuals, returned over land in buses to the North on Monday. Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES The Korean women’s hockey team did that for sure.Thrown together a just few weeks before the games, players from North and South were thrust together to make a go of it. With the help of their Canadian coach, they came together as a competent, if not particularly effective, team that captured the attention of many Olympics watchers.Along the way, they developed what they uniformly say was camaraderie, and even great affection. On Monday morning, at the athletes’ village, they said their goodbyes with tears and extended hands.“I feel really strange,” said South Korean hockey player Choi Ji-yeon. “I told them to take care and not get sick and meet again later.”She added: “If they were people whom we can continue to keep in touch and meet again, then I would feel better, but I might never be able to meet them again.”ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa read more
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer big man Christian Standhardinger said he had no intention of hurting Phoenix forward Calvin Abueva in the second quarter of Game 2 of their Philippine Cup semifinals Monday night.Standhardinger got ejected after he was called for a flagrant foul penalty 2 when his foot hit Abueva’s face as the two got tangled up while down on the floor with 6:10 remaining in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Sacramento Kings confirm appointment of Luke Walton View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “The team got inspired and I was forced to use June Mar (Fajardo) for longer minutes,” Austria said.June Mar Fajardo, who was limited to just nine points and nine rebounds before fouling out late in the series opener, bounced back with 19 points and 18 rebounds in Game 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Standhardinger ejected in 2nd quarter of Game 2 vs Phoenix“He pulled me down and then I fell down and I tried to run away or tried to run back on defense and I accidentally hit him,” Standhardinger told reporters after the Beermen rallied for a 92-82 win at Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Obviously, I feel sorry for accidentally [hitting him]. That’s the most important thing. But I think he’s fine, he played all game. That’s what happened. Obviously, it was a tough call to go to F2 but you know, that’s how it is.”The 6-foot-18 Fil-German, who collected 12 points and 16 rebounds in a 100-88 drubbing of Phoenix in Game 1, had two points and four rebounds before the ejection.SMB head coach Leo Austria said Standhardinger’s early ouster gave his team an extra motivation to win Game 2. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss read more
Do you know the history behind Google’s doodles? It all started with founders Larry and Sergey playing with the logo to tell people that the owners were out of office. They created a doodle to specify their attendance at the Burning Man festival and since that day, it has become a tradition for the search engine.As India begins its journey in the ICC World Twenty20 today (March 15, 2016), Google dedicated its doodle to the India-New Zealand T20 match. Titled ‘The Black Caps take on the Men in Blue’, the Doodle shows two cricket bats, coloured in the participant countries’ team jerseys atop a Google banner. Today’s match between the two countries will be held at Nagpur Stadium.Here’s everything you need to know about the ICC T20 Worldcup 2016: As many as 58 tournaments – 35 men’s matches and 23 women’s matches are to be played at eight venues.The men’s event will carry a total prize money of 5.6 million USD, which is an 86 percent increase from the 2014 tournament. The totalprize money for the women’s event is 400,000 USD, which is a 122 percentincrease from the Bangladesh event.Men’s event format: A total of eight sides in two groups offour will feature in the first round matches with the group winners joiningeight sides in the Super 10 stage (two groups of five teams). The top two sidesfrom both the Super 10 Groups will then qualify for the semi-finals.Women’s event format: The 10 sides will be divided into twogroups and the top two sides from each group will progress to the semi-finals.advertisementVenues: Seven Indian cities will be hosting matches at thetournament, with the final match to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Otherhost cities include Bengaluru, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and NewDelhi. New Delhi and Mumbai will be staging semi-finals on March 30 and 31,respectively.VenueCityCapacityMatchesEden GardensKolkata66,3494 (final)Feroz Shah Kotla GroundNew Delhi40,7154 (semi-final)Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association StadiumDharamshala23,0008 (group stage)M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore40,0003Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium Mohali26,9503Vidarbha Cricket Association StadiumNagpur45,0009 (group stage)Wankhede StadiumMumbai32,0004 (semi-final) Venues for ICC T20 World Cup 2016 (Image: Wikipedia) Teams: The 2016 World Twenty20 will feature 16 teams. Tenteams will be qualified automatically through their status as full members of theInternational Cricket Council, while another six will be qualified through the 2015World Twenty20 Qualifier.The tournament will be featuring 16 teams for the secondtime. Here is the list of participating countries:Host: IndiaFull members: Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan,South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, ZimbabweQualifiers: Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands,Afghanistan, Oman.Group A: Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and OmanGroup B: Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and AfghanistanOman is the only team making its tournament debut. Schedules: Group A:DateTeamsVenueMarch 9Bangladesh Vs Netherlands DharamsalaMarch 9Ireland Vs OmanDharamsalaMarch 11Oman Vs Netherlands DharamsalaMarch 11Bangladesh Vs IrelandDharamsalaMarch 13Ireland Vs Netherlands DharamsalaMarch 13Bangladesh Vs OmanDharamsalaGroup B:DateTeamsVenueMarch 8Hong Kong Vs Zimbabwe NagpurMarch 8Afghanistan Vs Scotland NagpurMarch 10Scotland Vs ZimbabweNagpurMarch 10Afghanistan Vs Hong KongNagpurMarch 12Afghanistan Vs ZimbabweNagpurMarch 12Hong Kong Vs Scotland NagpurIn the second round, the group winners will join fullmembers – Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka,West Indies and host – India in the Super 10 stage, which will be playedalongside the womens event from March 15 to 28.For the second round, Group 1 includes: Sri Lanka, SouthAfrica, West Indies, England and Group B Winner.Schedule:DateTeamsVenueMarch 16England Vs West IndiesMumbaiMarch 17Sri Lanka Vs Qualifier BKolkataMarch 18England Vs South Africa MumbaiMarch 20South Africa Vs Qualifier BMumbaiMarch 20Sri Lanka Vs West IndiesBangalore March 23England Vs Qualifier BNew DelhiMarch 25South Africa Vs West IndiesNagpurMarch 26England Vs Sri Lanka New DelhiMarch 27West Indies Vs Qualifier BNagpurMarch 28South Africa Vs Sri Lanka New DelhiGroup 2 includes: India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Australiaand Group A Winner.Schedule:DateTeamsVenueMarch 15India Vs New ZealandNagpurMarch 16Pakistan Vs Qualifier AKolkataMarch 18Australia Vs New ZealandDharamshalaMarch 19India Vs PakistanDharamshalaMarch 21Australia Vs Qualifier ABangalore March 22New Zealand Vs PakistanChandigarhMarch 23India Vs Qualifier ABangaloreMarch 25Australia Vs PakistanChandigarhMarch 26New Zealand Vs Qualifier AKolkataMarch 27India Vs AustraliaChandigarhTwo teams, one each from a group, will qualify to theknockout stage, which will be followed by the final match. advertisementInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? 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Former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has left Everton and will sign for Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United, the Mersyside club confirmed on Thursday.”Everton and Wayne Rooney have reached an agreement for the player to join MLS side D.C. United on a permanent transfer,” the English club said on their website.”Rooney will complete the formalities of his move when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10.”Rooney’s arrival be a major boost to the MLS, which also saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic join LA Galaxy earlier in the year and Bastian Schweinsteiger last summer.Rooney’s second spell at boyhood English team Everton lasted just over a year.| @WayneRooney has today joined @dcunited.Goodbye and good luck, Wayne!More https://t.co/yH7jRZelWC pic.twitter.com/41EFUFUZFCEverton (@Everton) June 28, 2018The 32-year-old, a former England and Manchester United captain, re-joined boyhood club Everton before the start of last season following a long, trophy-filled career with league rivals United.Everton had an inconsistent campaign but Rooney was the club’s top scorer with 11 goals in 40 matches across all competitions last term as the Merseyside outfit clinched an eighth-placed league finish.Earlier on Thursday, the former England captain posted a photograph on Twitter while sitting on an airplane. Alongside the picture was an emoji of the American flag, thus, indicating his move to America.pic.twitter.com/bjvUBjvUQeWayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 28, 2018Rooney was heavily linked with a move to Major League Soccer team DC United and it has finally materialised.advertisement#NoWayneNoGain pic.twitter.com/HfbLmCsBOqD.C. United (@dcunited) June 28, 2018Rooney left United in the offseason of 2017 after signing a two-year deal with Everton, where he started his career. However, he wasn’t a regular in the team last season.He is the all-time top scorer for both United and England. He scored 208 goals in the Premier League, second only to Alan Shearer’s 260. read more
New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI) V S Naipaul was once so awestruck by Congress minister Ram Niwas Mirdha’s knowledge of his books that he wondered what this “extraordinary kind of fellow” and “civilised man” was doing in politics.During a visit to India when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister in the mid-80s, Naipaul wanted to meet some senior politicians with whom he could discuss India’s political and economic scene and conveyed this to seasoned journalist Khushwant Singh.Singh became anxious to find someone who would not embarrass him by not knowing who Naipaul was.”I am pretty certain that not more than two or three of Rajiv’s cabinet ministers have ever heard anything by Naipaul. The only one I could risk exposing him to was Ram Niwas Mirdha,” Singh had written in one edition of his iconic column ‘With Malice Towards One And All…’And Mirdha did not let Singh down and Naipaul was pleasantly surprised to discover that Mirdha had read everything he had written.”He did not say so himself but whenever Naipaul made an observation, Mirdha replied by quoting him, ‘… As you wrote in ‘The Area of Darkness’ Mr Naipaul you might recall your earlier observation in ‘The Mimic Men’,” wrote Singh.On his way back to hotel, Naipaul asked Singh, “What is a civilised man like Mirdha doing in politics?”To this Singh replied, “I haven’t the foggiest idea except that whatever he’s been given to do, he’s done well. He’s led dozens of delegations to international conferences, been chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi and is into sports as well – youth camps, Olympics and that sort of thing.”advertisementNaipaul then sighed, “Extraordinary kind of fellow.” According to Singh, extraordinary is Naipaul’s favourite expression for a phenomenon he cannot comprehend.Mirdha held several portfolios including External Affairs, Water Resources, Communication and Textiles. He died in 2010.Naipaul died at the age of 85, his family announced today. He leaves behind a rich collection of more than 30 works of fiction and non-fiction. Fellow author Singh predeceased Naipaul in 2014. PTI ZMN RBRB read more
International Cricket Council’s Dispute Resolution Forum on Monday heard Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) USD 70 million compensation claim against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allegedly not honouring bilateral series agreement.Monday was the first day of the hearing and it will conclude on Wednesday.The three-member ICC panel headed by Michael Beloff, along with Jan Paulsson and Dr Annabelle Bennett heard first day’s proceedings.BCCI brought under RTI Act by Central Information CommissionThe BCCI is being represented by Dubai-based law firm Herbert Smith Freehills along with British Lawyer QC Ian Mills. BCCI’s own battery of Indian lawyers are also present.The PCB’s contention has been that Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2014 by erstwhile BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel is binding. The MoU stated that the two neighbours were supposed to play six series in eight years between 2015-2023.Four of those series was supposed to be hosted by Pakistan that included 24 matches across three formats. The six tours would have constituted 56 games which included 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 T20Is.However, BCCI maintained that the contract is no longer legally binding as PCB didn’t support BCCI’s ‘Big Three’ revenue sharing model where India, Australia and England would have got bigger share of the profit pie.”There is no question of even paying a single penny to PCB. They went back on their promise. The agreement was based on their support for our revenue model,” a senior BCCI official said.The BCCI has also maintained that unless the government of India gives green light, it will not be possible for them to play a bilateral series against Pakistan.advertisement”We have been pretty consistent in our stand that without government approval, we won’t be able to play Pakistan,” said the official.Many PCB officials feel that BCCI has not shown enough intent or purpose to convince the government as no Test series has been played since 2007.Since 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, the situation has been pretty sensitive.PCB chairman Ehsan Mani during the recent Asia Cup told the mediapersons that situation had gone “beyond amicable settlement”.”This process has already gone beyond resolving it amicably. Had I been involved when the dispute happened, every effort would have been made to sort it bilaterally. Unfortunately, we are where we are. We have to still progress, but my doors are always open,” said the former ICC president, who has just taken over from Najam Sethi.(With PTI inputs) read more
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 13: Yetur Gross-Matos #99 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates against Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans on October 13, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)It’s officially upset Saturday in college football. Just minutes after No. 2 Georgia fell to LSU on the road, two more teams ranked in the top 10 have gone down.No. 17 Oregon, playing in front of a raucous crowd, took down No. 7 Washington in overtime on a six-yard touchdown run by C.J. Verdell. The Ducks survived partially thanks to a 37-yard field goal miss by Peyton Henry as time in regulation expired.The win puts the Ducks in the driver’s seat in the Pac-12. It also likely eliminates Washington from playoff consideration. The Huskies lost to Auburn – which doesn’t look very good right now – earlier in the season.One minute later, Michigan State, which trailed much of the game against Penn State, scored with 19 seconds left to take a 21-17 lead on the Nittany Lions. The game-winner came on a 25-yard touchdown pitch and catch from Brian Lewerke to Felton Davis III.Penn State loses. Washington loses. Georgia loses. Notre Dame and Texas fortunate not to join them. Top Ten carnage and drama.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 13, 2018Penn State’s loss is its second on the season – the other coming to Ohio State a few weeks back.Anything is possible, but it looks like both Washington and Penn State are out of the national title conversation.College football’s polls come out Sunday afternoon – we’re going to see a major shakeup this time around. read more
Premier Darrell Dexter and New Brunswick Premier David Alward committed to continue their collaboration on energy issues at the Council for Atlantic Premiers meeting today, May 16. The premiers echoed comments made by their respective energy ministers in February, when they agreed to identify priority energy opportunities and find ways to maximize benefits for the region. “At the end of the day, our goal is to access cleaner, more secure energy at stable prices for Nova Scotians,” said Premier Dexter. “We’re working together, and we’re making great progress. I’m confident that regional co-operation will help Nova Scotia achieve its proposed renewable target of 40 per cent by 2020.” “Working with partners in Nova Scotia and across the region to develop new energy opportunities together will help us grow a more competitive and sustainable future for New Brunswick families and businesses,” said Premier Alward. Atlantic utilities are assessing the benefits of closer integration of systems, including the transmission and generation of electricity. The premiers have directed officials to jointly review opportunities and to work together over the summer. They are to make recommendations on how the two provinces can optimize transmission and generation assets, wherever practical and economical to benefit residents of both provinces. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick continue to support the work of the Atlantic Energy Gateway. A more robust transmissions system between the two provinces will help increase development of renewable energy resources, and improve transmission within the Atlantic region and into the large U.S. market. A stronger system will also advance the success of future projects like the Lower Churchill development, which will ensure good jobs for the region, provide access to long-term clean, stable-priced energy, and help the Atlantic region maximize economic opportunities. Both premiers noted the important role the federal government can play to help vital projects like Lower Churchill, and other regional plans of significance to Canada. The premiers said they look forward to a continuing collaboration with the new federal government on energy-related issues. read more
The province has pledged its ongoing support to a new heritage centre that will share the story of the Black Loyalists with residents and visitors. Nova Scotia has committed $750,000 to the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown, Shelburne Co., through the Community Development Trust Fund. The province also provides $250,000 annually in operational funding through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “African Nova Scotians are one of this province’s founding cultures, and the Black Loyalists are a fundamental part of our collective history,” said Percy Paris, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “Their story has not always received the recognition it deserves, but now it will be told for generations to come through the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. As a province, we are pleased to be a key supporter of this important project.” Canadian Heritage has also committed almost $1.8 million toward the $4.6-million Heritage Centre, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is contributing $800,000. Private and corporate donors have pledged more than $1 million. During the American Revolutionary War, thousands of enslaved blacks fought for the British in exchange for the promise of freedom and land. After the war, more than 3,500 Black Loyalists were relocated to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from 1783-86. Hundreds settled at Birchtown, which became the largest free black settlement outside Africa during the 1780s. About 1,200 Black Loyalists left Nova Scotia for Sierra Leone in 1792, but many others stayed and settled in communities throughout the province. “Hundreds of Nova Scotians can trace their roots to the Black Loyalists, and we also receive many African-American visitors who discover a family connection here,” said Elizabeth Cromwell, president of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society. “This new heritage centre is an important part of preserving our history, and we are grateful for the support of the provincial and federal governments in helping it become a reality.” Construction will begin in late May and the centre is expected to open in July 2013. The site will be included in the Nova Scotia family of museums. read more
Tout est prêt pour les quelque 8300 élèves finissants du secondaire qui recevront leur diplôme cette semaine. Les diplômés entameront un nouveau chapitre de leur vie, que ce soit en poursuivant des études postsecondaires, en entreprenant un apprentissage ou en se trouvant un emploi sur le marché du travail néo-écossais. « Félicitations aux diplômés! Au Ministère, nos voix s’unissent pour vous souhaiter à tous bonne chance et encore beaucoup de succès dans les années à venir, indique Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Bienvenue également aux élèves de la maternelle – la promotion de 2032 – qui entreprendront bientôt leur parcours scolaire. Les enseignants et le personnel scolaire de vos écoles ainsi que vos camarades de classe seront prêts à vous accueillir en septembre. » Les dépenses gouvernementales pour améliorer et mettre en valeur l’éducation en Nouvelle-Écosse ont augmenté de 30 p. 100 au cours des six dernières années. En septembre, les nouveaux élèves et ceux qui reviennent pour commencer une nouvelle année profiteront d’un nombre accru de soutiens et de services destinés à favoriser l’intégration à l’école. Le gouvernement a investi cette année une somme additionnelle de 15 millions de dollars pour embaucher encore 173 spécialistes de l’intégration dans l’éducation, enseignants et employés non enseignants – pour un total de 364 nouveaux postes de soutien dans la province. Le programme d’Intervention préventive en lecture-écriture et le programme ÉcolesPlus seront également offerts dans toute la province en septembre. Toutes les écoles qui ont des classes de première année auront accès au programme d’Intervention préventive en lecture-écriture. Ce programme d’intervention précoce donne aux enfants qui éprouvent beaucoup de difficultés en lecture et en écriture accès à un enseignant formé tout spécialement et à des leçons individuelles et personnalisées. Le programme ÉcolesPlus aide les élèves et les familles à se prévaloir de divers services de soutien, notamment les services de santé mentale, en travaillant avec le personnel scolaire et d’autres partenaires. Deux nouvelles écoles, soit Le Marchant-St. Thomas Elementary à Halifax et Yarmouth Elementary à Yarmouth, ouvriront également leurs portes aux élèves pour la première fois en septembre. Plus d’enfants et plus de familles auront aussi accès au programme de prématernelle en septembre. Le programme de prématernelle s’étendra à 56 nouvelles écoles. Il s’agit de la troisième année d’une période de mise en oeuvre de quatre ans, portant ainsi à 201 le nombre total d’écoles qui offrent le programme en Nouvelle-Écosse. Les parents d’enfants de quatre ans qui vivent dans une communauté scolaire qui offre la prématernelle et qui souhaitent y inscrire leurs enfants peuvent s’adresser à leur Centre régional pour l’éducation ou au Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. Pour en savoir davantage sur la manière dont nous jetons des bases plus solides pour les élèves et les familles, allez à l’adresse https://novascotia.ca/educationsystem/fr . read more
LookToTheStars.org’s Misty Schwartz recently talked with TV host, spokesperson and TV sales consultant Wendi Russo about her charity work.Why did you choose to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, ACES and Kinship of Greater Minneapolis?I chose to work with Kinship because at that time there was no other mentoring organization in MN that allowed you to mentor with your family.Previously I worked with Big Brothers and loved the one on one mentoring – I wanted to make a real difference up close and personal with a child, and through Kinship I was able to include my family in our activities. Being a mentor is tremendously rewarding. Years later I heard from my first mentees mom, letting me what an important part of her daughter’s life I was.I chose to work with ACES (Atheletes Committed to Educating Students) through their e-mentor program to be able to build a friendship with a childfrom an inner city via email. Giving them the emailing/computer and communication skills they would use in life and also giving them opportunities to have role models outside of their current environment. I was able to meet my two mentees in person at their school, at a Twins’ Game and brought them to my work, Shop NBC, to educate them on what I do for a career as a host.I am a wish granter with Make-a-Wish Foundation and have granted several wishes to children with life-threatening children which I love. I’m able to be creative in how to execute their wish, plan out the entire event and create an incredible experience the family will never forget. Being able to make achild smile, feel special and cared for, is one of my greatest joys in life.How long have you supported them?I have been involved with Kinship since 2007, Aces since 2010, and Make a Wish since 2010Can you talk a little bit about some of the other causes that you support?I have many different charities I support including Wishes and More, IJM (International Justice Mission), Special Olympics, People Reaching out to Other People, Pay it Forward fund for breast cancer, The Salvation Army and countless others. I do not turn down any charities related to children with whatever help I can offer.What is the most annoying thing about people that don’t help charities and why?I find they lack a combination of gratitude for what they have in life and compassion for others who are less fortunate or need help. To me, the desire to give is innate and if I can lend my time, social networking, donations or “celebrity” to an event, I do. I think if more people did some type of charity work, they may find it can lift depression, create a sense of purpose, open up opportunities in their lives and make them feel fulfilled. There are so many benefits to giving to others.And how important do you think it is for celebrities to get involved in charity?I think celebrities help to bring media attention to certain charities/causes.I’ve been asked to be involved to create a sense of “fun”, to help sell raffle tickets, to host/emcee events and to be a ‘headliner’ as a celebrity guest to bepart of the draw of the event. It is our obligation as someone in the public eye to to use our celebrity ‘status’ wisely and with gratitude. I find it a benefit of my profession!What plans do you have to make an impact on society this year?This year I plan to continue making an impact through mentoring women who want to be in the entertainment or TV Shopping profession by teaching and inspiring them to follow through on their dreams. I also plan to help many women achieve their goals in pageantry. I have found that being able to achieve a dream in one area, sets off a chain reaction of confidence and guts to go after other dreams, it can often be the starting point to catapult them to another level in their life.If you had your own charity what would be called and who would it benefit? It would be called “E-Mentor Women” and it would be a networking website where you sign up to be a mentor to another woman for career advice and then are assigned a mentor based on what type of advice, or expertise you need help with to get into an industry.Mentoring is so important at every stage of our lives and wouldn’t it be neat to be able to say “I’d like to write a book but I’d like a mentor to help me navigate the publishing world and cheer me on, and be given one?” or “I want to find out how to get into journalism, who can I talk to?” All ages could benefit from this type of site and perhaps long-standing relationships could be created in the process.I love connecting people and imagine how far women could go in their lives with the proper support.What projects are you working on at this time (films, TV, charity)?Coming up this month I am granting the wish of a 2.5 year old boy who has a rare disease for Make a Wish Foundation, am attending a benefit for Child Abuse Prevention and am gearing up to do a half hour cable show about the different types of anti aging treatments for women and men over 40. For fun, I’m also shooting a student film called “Super Academy” where I’m playing a Superhero professor, complete with a super hero costume and all! Of course you can always watch me 5 days a week on Shop NBC Channel on cable or streaming live at www.shopnbc.com.Copyright ©2013Look to the Stars read more
Casablanca – A Moroccan suspected of planning a terrorist attack in the U.S. was arrested by the FBI on Monday in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The suspect will not be charged for his terrorist intentions.El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, the 27-year-old Moroccan arrested for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on a school and a federal building, was found incapable of planning the terrorist attack he had claimed to be plotting. According to Le360, the FBI discovered that Fahti lacked the technical knowledge to carry out the attack using a radio-controlled, drone-like toy, as he had claimed.Fahti was arrested at his home in Bridgeport after a conversation with undercover FBI agent Anabela Sharp divulged his intentions, according to the same source.The suspect admitted to plotting a terrorist attack targeting a school and a federal building, using a drone-like toy loaded with explosives.The conversation between Sharp and Fahti in Arabic recorded by the FBI revealed that Fahti intended to use two drones to carry out the attack.The suspect said he was planning to use income from drug trafficking and money laundering to bring his plan to fruition, according to Le360.Yet Fahti will not be charged for of falsifying declarations to a federal immigration judge, which allowed him to stay in the U.S. for seven years after his student visa had expired, according to the Connecticut Post.Fathi also lied about the profession of his father. He had told immigration services that his father was governor of Marrakech, and that he was a member of Jamaat Ansar El Mehdi and follower of the separatist movement.He claimed that he was persecuted and harassed by Moroccan security officials as a result of his political and religious views. He used this claim to justify his extended stay in the United States.Edited by Jessica RohanPhoto: ALEX BRANDON, AP© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more
Rabat – An inter-ministerial commission will be set up to coordinate and evaluate governmental policies to as a means of ensuring coherence and enhancing the effectiveness of governmental strategies, announced head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani during a parliamentary session on August 1.The commission, whose inauguration date wasnot specified, “will be responsible for coordinating public policies in order to develop the necessary tools to evaluate their effectiveness and impact on [citizens],” announced the head of the government.The new inter-ministerial commission will be chaired by the head of government as president of the administration and the head of its programs, El Othmani explained during the monthly session devoted to public policy in the House of Councilors. The creation of the commission comes in line with royal instructions, commitments made by the government, and the recommendations of the first national conference on governance held in 2013, he added.The committee also aims to develop self-evaluation systems to integrate and unify policies for evaluation into strategic planning procedures. An integrated computer system will be devotedto monitoring and evaluating public policies, as a method strengthening the commission.El Othmani explained that the computer system aims to “equip the government with an advanced mechanism to assess the level of achievement in relation to the objectives drawn in the various sectors and to measure the level of coherence and effectiveness of strategies and programs.”In a speech on Saturday on the occasion of Throne Day, King Mohammed VI lashed out at the political elite, telling them they must take their responsibilities seriously or quit public office.The King’s speech heavily criticized politicians and other public officials, who he said have neither followed up with development policies and projects in the kingdom nor properly done their duties.In response, El Othmani said that it is high time for the parties to shape up and adapt to the “political and democratic evolution” of the country.Commenting on the July 29 speech, El Othmani told news outlet Le360 that the parties must “engage effectively” in the political scene to serve the greater good of the citizens and the nation. read more
TORONTO — U.S. Steel plans to lock almost 1,000 unionized workers at its Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ont., this weekend.Notice of the lockout was sent to the United Steelworkers Union on Thursday under a mutual agreement to give 72-hours notice of a strike or lockout.On Tuesday, the union membership voted 70% to rejected a final contract offer from the company that would eliminate cost-of-living wage increases, reduce holidays and amount to a virtual standstill in wages.William Ferguson, president of Steelworkers Local 8782, said workers would have received an extra $1 an hour under the company’s latest offer, but that had already been mandated under the cost-of-living clause in the previous agreement.In all there, are 978 members of the bargaining unit at Nanticoke, he said.The union offered earlier this week to keep its members on the jobs and negotiate further, but that was rejected by the company.The lockout it slated to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday.The Canadian Press read more
“We need the help of foreign governments and agencies and we are very pleased with the assistance we have been receiving. We are on the verge of some major breakthroughs and we are preparing criminal cases right now.”The former president and his family deny the allegations and claim they are the target of an orchestrated political witch-hunt by the new government.Particular attention has focused on the Colombo Port City harbour reclamation project off the city’s historic seafront Galle Face Green. The $1.3 billion (£830 million) scheme, funded by China as part of its drive to establish way points across the Indian Ocean, has been dogged by accusations of financial misdeeds and pay-offs. The Telegraph has also learned that British experts from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have trained Sri Lankan investigators as the former colony beefs up its previously weak police financial crimes units.Sri Lanka was ruled as a family business during 10 years under Mr Rajapaksa, the self-styled “warrior king” who packed key ministerial positions with his brothers and close relatives as he sought to establish a new political dynasty. “Since we took office in January and we have found widespread evidence that funds were siphoned off from major government projects,” said Mr Samaraweera, a senior Rajapaksa aide until they split in 2007.“We have asked for help from the authorities in Britain, the US, India and several other countries, as well as the stolen assets recovery unit at the World Bank, as we try to identify assets stashed abroad in offshore accounts, property and business investments. Samaraweera told The Telegraph that the net was already closing on the Rajapaksa clan during an interview at his constituency office in the southern coastal town of Matara. The Government led by the United National Party (UNP) which was in power before the Parliamentary election today, had obtained assistance from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the UK to investigate allegations of fraud by the former United People’s Freedom Alliance Government, Britain’s ‘The Telegraph’ reported.Mangala Samaraweera, the foreign minister, revealed on Sunday that Sri Lanka requested the assistance of several states, including the UK, as it investigated alleged widespread financial abuse by relatives of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa. British officials said they could not comment on current investigations. But Hugo Swire, the Foreign Office Minister for Asia, said that the assistance was provided by the SFO as part of the Government’s focus on anti-corruption programmes. “We’re leading a real drive on this across the world and are supporting a number of governments, including Sri Lanka’s, on tackling corruption,” he said.“The SFO have already provided training for the Sri Lankan authorities and we stand ready to provide further support, if requested.”Krishantha Weliamuna, the head of the new government’s anti-corruption task force, told The Telegraph that several investigations were now finished and awaiting indictment from the attorney general. He said that Sri Lanka’s financial crimes unit has been bolstered by training from British SFO officials. (Colombo Gazette) read more
TORONTO – Nordstrom is bolstering its expansion north of the border with plans to open a second location in Toronto.The high-end U.S. retailer announced Monday that it will open a new location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in fall 2016.The three-level, 188,000-square-foot store will be housed in the mall’s $331-million expansion, with construction is set to begin in January 2014.Nordstrom’s store in the Yorkdale mall will serve as an anchor for a broader 298,000-square-foot expansion.Last September, Nordstrom disclosed plans to open its first Canadian stores.The Seattle-based retailer will move into renovated space vacated by Sears Canada at the Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Chinook Centre in Calgary and the Rideau Centre in Ottawa. A new store will be built at Toronto’s Sherway Gardens.Sears announced last year it would sell back leases for three of its stores to its landlord, Cadillac Fairview, for about $170 million, as the retailer worked to revamp its struggling Canadian operations.The Calgary Nordstrom location is slated to open for business in fall 2014. Nordstrom stores in Ottawa and Vancouver are set to launch in spring 2015, with the Toronto Sherway Gardens location opening in fall 2016.Canadians can currently purchase items directly from Nordstrom’s website with shipping fees that include the cost of duties at checkout.The Canadian expansion will mark the retailer’s first locations outside of the United States, where Nordstrom currently operates 242 stores. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nordstrom adds another Toronto location to Canadian expansion plans by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 8, 2013 12:29 pm MDT read more
Remains of Star Trek creator, his wife and ‘Scotty’ to be included in proposed space archive by The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2013 3:31 pm MDT LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and the actor who played Scotty will get a final resting place in the “Final Frontier” under plans announced Thursday to launch a space archive.The project is being developed by the Houston company Celestis, which for years has offered a service that takes partial remains into space and then brings them back.Celestis announced the new project a day before a launch from Spaceport America takes its 1,000th capsule into space. Ashes from the Roddenberrys have been on previous flights.But this time they will stay in space. Plans call for the archive to be launched with a large experimental solar sail planned by NASA next year. The public can pay to have digital files, photos and DNA samples included. Also on the mission will be hair from science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more