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Is sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjær the solution to Manchester United’s problems?

first_imgChelsea sacked Di Matteo who won them their 1st ever Champions league in the early stages of the following season.They sacked Jose when form dipped right after he won them the Premier LeagueBut we’re supposed to believe in “Ole’s plan” and “give him time”#GlazersOut #OleOut— Akshat LUHG 🔰 (@therealsexpectr) September 26, 2019 Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisementSince Sir Alex Ferguson ended his 26 year long managerial career, Manchester United have been on a rough patch. With no Premier League or Champions League title since 2013, the club slowly started losing its stature it had built in the past two decades. The ones that arrived later, the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho, failed to restore the club’s former glory. Even to this day, with former club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær on the helm, things aren’t really looking the way it should have been. With fans already agitated, will sacking another gaffer bring any change?Time over for the former fan favourite Norwegian? (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)Back in the December of 2018 Solskjær arrived at Old Trafford to a club that was 19 points behind the leaders, and 10 losses out of 17 matches already. Since firing José, the hierarchy and fans had high hopes that their ex superstar attacker, who spent 11 years at the club, was finally the right man to lift United up.However, the task proved to be difficult. Even after managing to secure 14 wins out of 19 matches, Ole could only manage a sixth position for United in the league table, missing out on a Champions League entry.Although the club’s star forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanches both departed to Serie A giants Inter Milan, the summer transfer window wasn’t all loss and no gain for the coach and the club, as the Devils managed to land Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Daniel James.With Ole on the helm, everyone expected this season is the one that will put United back on the throne. And it started expectantly, as United started off the season with a 4-0 thrashing of rivals Chelsea.The atmosphere of rejoice after the thrashing of Blues, which didn’t last very long. (Image Courtesy: Reuters)Unfortunately, the excitement was temporary. Only managing one win since the season opener, the Devils managed to draw against Wolves and Southamton, and suffered defeat against Crystal Palace and last Sunday’s West Ham face off, where Manuel Pellegrini’s boys swiftly picked up a 2-0 victory at the London area.Manchester United are now placed 8th on the league table, trailing 10 points behind from Liverpool, who are topping with 18 points.Defeat against West Ham: how worse can it get? (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)There already were #OleOut posts present on Twitter, and it has skyrocketed after today’s Carabao Cup fixture against Rochdale saw United only managing a 1-1 draw in full time, only being able to secure a victory through penalty shootout. The fans are starting to lose faith.I NEVER thought we could get worse than under Jose. But this is something else. I’m actually pissing myself laughing at how bad we are. #OleOUT @manutd— 🔰 #GlazersOUT 🔰 (@Mark_Champ20ns) September 25, 2019 Don’t care whether you agree or disagree, but if you’re still backing Ole, you don’t deserve to support this clubPiss off and take your tinpot mentality with you as well End of story#OleOut— T 🔰 (@ftblTANVEER) September 25, 2019Some fans even started choosing their next manager, and the former Gunners man Arsène Wenger seem to be a favourite. With 22 years of English top flight experience, the supporters believe him to be the right man to restore United.Recently, Ed Woodward, the executive vice chairman of United, came forward in defence of Ole.Although targeted by United supporters through #WoodWardOut petitions back in August, he stated that with the proper amount of time, the 46 year old will be able to turn things around.The #WoodWardOut flyer seen over Turf Moor in August (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)In addition to the monumental annual financial revenue of £627.1 million last year, Woodward showcased optimism about the future. Still, some fans till this date believe Woodward to be the main problem at the club.Simon Jordan, the former owner of Crystal Palace, stated recently that he believes Solskjaer was not the man for the job the United hierarchy expected him to be.“You’re going to need a manager that’s capable of competing with Guardiola, with Pochettino and with Klopp. And if you think that’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, then I think you should think again.” Jordan said in an interview.“I can’t help thinking Ole’s in trouble.” talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil opened up after the shambolic performance against Rochdale.“They should have been able to put a 3rd team out to beat Rochdale. It may not be his fault but I think he’s in big trouble, I’m sorry.”United will be facing Arsenal at home in their next EPL match on Tuesday, the result of which may just be the ultimatum for Solskjær.Advertisementlast_img read more

 

The Epic Showman

first_img Next The Epic Showman”Deepika Padukone koh wife bana diya, yeh hota hai achievement!” said Ranveer Singh at the India Today Conclave.advertisement India Today Magazine New Delhi March 8, 2019 ISSUE DATE: March 18, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 13:57 IST Ranveer Singh , Actor (Photo: Bandeep Singh)On February 14, 2019, terror struck India with the Pulwama suicide blast. It was also the day Ranveer Singh’s hip-hop drama Gully Boy released. “The reception to Gully Boy was overwhelming and I should have been on the top of the world, but I was actually down in the dumpsOn February 14, 2019, terror struck India with the Pulwama suicide blast. It was also the day Ranveer Singh’s hip-hop drama Gully Boy released. “The reception to Gully Boy was overwhelming and I should have been on the top of the world, but I was actually down in the dumps because I was extremely disturbed,” said Ranveer. On March 1, the first day of the conclave, Ranveer’s spirits were especially high for, just 10 minutes before he walked on to the stage, came the news that Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was back home. Ranveer entered with a rendition of the hit track, ‘Apna time aayega’. “Kya bol re li Dilli ki public?” Ranveer asked the audience, encouraging them to cheer for Abhinandan’s return with chants of Jai Hind. Just three minutes into his session, Ranveer had justified the india today headline, dubbing him ‘The Ultimate Showman’.In performance mode throughout, the actor sang two more songs, ‘Asli hip hop’ and ‘Meri gully mein’, and covered a gamut of topics, from working with Ranbir Kapoor someday (“It will be quite epic”), getting into the shoes of Dharavi boy Murad for Gully Boy and his relationship with wife Deepika Padukone. By the end, the Delhi audience had picked up Bambaiyya lingo and some more Ranveer lore.TakeawaysOpen to criticism: In a slideshow of his looks over the years, the actor accepted some of his sartorial decisions had misfired. Ranveer described one such as “a tracksuit made of rainbow vomit”.Art can’t be separated from war: When asked about the ban on Pakistani artistes in India, Ranveer stated that while many believe that art/ sport shouldn’t be mixed with politics, he believes the sacrifice of the soldiers cannot be overlooked.Truly, madly and deepikaly in love: Four months into his marriage, Ranveer continues to be on cloud nine. He said he knew she was the one he wanted to grow old with and be the mother of his children six months into their relationship which began in 2012.”Deepika Padukone koh wife bana diya, yeh hota hai achievement!”Resting easy is not an option: “It is like the wind is beneath my sails, I just want to go the whole hog into the next one and my next film,” Ranveer said. He’s glad that audiences have recognised his “versatility”, which has been his priority since he started out in 2010.The self-aware artist: Ranveer’s energy is always the talk of town, but the actor admitted that at times his biggest asset can be a liability.”I tend to overdo things sometimes, in a wave of excitement…it can go wrong sometimes”Nothing else I’d rather do: Ranveer said he’ll do “whatever I can until my last breath to entertain people”.Competing with oneself: Ranveer said he’s not trying to be the best, he’s “just trying to be the best version of myself… to try and grow and evolve”.Ranveer feels the meeting of Bollywood stars with PM Narendra Modi, of which he is a part, was fruitful as it got the film industry sops such as single-window clearance and GST relaxation. He also couldn’t resist plugging ’83, his upcoming film about India’s historic 1983 World Cup win in England in which he plays Kapil Dev. “It changed the face of sport, the attitude of the nation. Kapil’s Devils are real heroes.”advertisementYou’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Deepika PadukoneFollow Kapil DevFollow Entertainment industrylast_img read more

 

SSC Reintroduces the Tuatara, the Fastest Hypercar Ever (Potentially)

first_img Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH SSC North AmericaWhen and where, however, is another question that’s yet to be answered.Lastly, the company has stated that the Tuatara is ready to enter production immediately. Only 100 Tuataras will be made and SSC is ready to accept pre-orders. No price though has been released. We’re hopeful, however, for the company’s second go; though it’s still somewhat difficult to gain traction in the hypercar segment, it’s become much easier to produce a real car. Fingers crossed this insane creation gets off the ground. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now SSC North AmericaBesides a general outline of the Tuatara and a claimed 265 mph top speed, little details ever came to light. We now have more. First off is the all-carbon body. Sculpted by Jason Castriota — once the designer of Pininfarina, Bertone, Saab, and most recently, Ford — the Tuatara’s angles, vents, and body lines are all there to allow the car to climb into the upper echelons of speed with a 0.279 drag coefficient.To get there, however, you need more than a slippery body. To chase that of Koenigsegg and Bugatti, you need power. Something the Tuatara has in spades.Generated from a Nelson Racing Engines’ twin-turbocharged V-8, the 5.9-liter flat-plane crank engine is capable of delivering 1,750 horsepower when it runs E85 fuel. When owners use the more standard premium gasoline, the Tuatara makes use of just 1,350 horsepower. Torque hasn’t been released yet.Redline, however, is a spine-chilling 8,800 rpm. As for the transmission, SSC says that all the Tuatara’s power is sent through a seven-speed automated manual transmission. As for the rest of the Tuatara’s metrics, we’re still somewhat in the dark. The company did declare that they plan on the hypercar exceeding 300 mph. Editors’ Recommendations Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeous Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback SSC TuataraYou’ll have to rewind all the way back to 2011 to find the first mention of SSC’s sophomore hypercar, the Tuatara. Back then, the company released a handful of numbers, a host of pictures, and even trucked out a model of what it stated would become the successor to its own SSC Aero, which for a short time held the title of fastest car in the world. Then, nothing. The company went dark. All mention of the Tuatara vanished.And for seven years, that would remain. That is, until this year’s Concours d’Elegance, where the Tuatara reemerged. A Soaring Roof Defines This Paradise of an Arizona Desert Dwellinglast_img read more

 

Woman her livein partner held in Vasant Vihar triple murder

first_imgNew Delhi: A 42-year-old woman and her live-in-partner turned out to be killers of the elderly couple and their maid in Vasant Enclave area of Vasant Vihar. Police said that robbery was the motive behind the incident. Police identified the accused as Preeti Sehrawat (42) and Manoj Bhatt (39). “The woman was the daughter of deceased elderly woman’s colleague,” police said. Both the accused had suffered a huge loss in their previous business.Police said on the intervening night of July 22-23, a triple murder was committed at Vasant Apartment. A young female nursing assistant and an elderly couple were murdered and the house was found ransacked. Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Satish Golchha said deceased daughter told them that Sehrawat, daughter of her deceased mother’s colleague had suddenly visited her parents on June 17 and had also stayed there overnight. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”Sehrawat had conversed with the deceased daughter on that night over the telephone. It was further revealed that Sehrawat had used the phone of deceased Khushbu (nursing attendant) to talk to the deceased daughter,” added Special CP. Police later found that on June 23 she had left her home from Gurugram, along with her live-in partner Manoj Bhatt and checked into a hotel at Gurugram, Sector-31 which raised suspicions. “Local investigation revealed that both the accused were in poor financial condition and both had unstable marriages,” police said. Both of them were first detained from Gurugram and later arrested. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsPolice said the accused were constantly on the lookout for a vulnerable target and had zeroed in on the hapless senior citizens. Sehrawat had deliberately come and stayed overnight on June 17 with senior citizens and both had again come on June 21 to do the escape route recce. On a fateful night, the accused reached Vasant Apartment flat on the motorcycle being aware of the CCTV cameras they had covered their faces. Sehrawat went to the deceased flat and Bhatt followed after waiting for a few minutes. The maid opened the door, while the Mathurs were in their bedroom. “Bhatt asked the nursing attendant to switch on the TV to suppress any possible cry. He then took out a bottle of Pepsi in which he had already mixed alcohol. Sehrawat asked Khushbu to prepare tea,” police said. Bhatt stabbed Khushbu multiple times in the dining area and then went on to kill the elderly couple. Soon thereafter, they ransacked the entire house for more than two hours. Police recovered one diamond studded ring, gold chain and one artificial gold colour bangle of the deceased couple and Rs 86,000 in cash.last_img read more

 

Stars Cover Beach Boys Classic For Children In Need

first_img Download partners24-7 MusicShop LLC, 7Digital-MP3, Amazon Digital Services Inc, Apple Inc, BlinkBox, Catch Media, Deezer, Fonestarz (H3G), Global Media Vault, Google, Imediacast, Inprodicon, MediaNet, Nokia Music, Omnifone Hong Kong, OnMobile Live Inc, PCMusic, Qobuz, Rhapsody, Telefonica, VerveLife Direct, Vidzone, Xbox Music (Audio) Buy on CDHMV, Amazon, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Independent music stores The BBC has launched BBC Music and to celebrate has released a version of The Beach Boys classic God Only Knows, featuring a dazzling array of musical stars, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.Video: God Only Knows – BBC MusicLorde, Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May and Dave Grohl are among the 27 artists who joined the BBC Concert Orchestra to record the track and film showing the breadth of the BBC’s music output and its relationship with musicians. The unveiling of BBC Music marks a celebration of brilliant musical talent in this country and beyond, and showcases the BBC’s ongoing support for music programmes, partnerships and ground breaking music initiatives.The single is being sold in aid of their 2014 campaign and it’s available to stream, download or buy at the following: Streaming partnersBlinkbox, Deezer, Google All Access, Napster, Nokia MixRadio, O2 Tracks, Rara, Rdio, Sony Music Unlimited, Spotify, X Box Musiclast_img read more

 

Robert Pattinson came to Montreals Fantasia for a Good Time screening

first_imgRobert Pattinson was in Montreal Thursday to talk about his new film, out later this summer, called Good Time which was previewed for the media ahead of a public Thursday night screening as part of the Fantasia film festival.Good Time, which premiered at Cannes, is directed by brothers Ben Safdie, who also co-stars, and Joshua Safdie, who also co-wrote the film. The Safdie Brothers joined Pattinson for the media panel Thursday afternoon but you want to see more Pattinson, don’t you?READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

 

Missing diamond in midst of Dene band corruption allegations

first_imgAPTN National NewsMore allegations have surfaced of corruption within the Northwest Territories Yellowknives Dene First Nation.One of the two community chiefs is calling on the federal government to step in and help manage the band’s affairs.At the centre of the allegations is a missing diamond.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has more.last_img

 

US tells WTO it will consult with China over tariff policies

first_imgGENEVA – The United States has told the World Trade Organization it has agreed to discuss with China the Trump administration’s efforts to slap tariffs on steel, aluminum and an array of goods from China.A Geneva-based trade official said Tuesday that the move was an expected, but not mandatory, step that buys Washington time to flesh out its differences with Beijing.China requested the discussions about U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that the administration has defended on national security grounds, and the possibility of U.S. tariffs on 1,300 Chinese goods. The tariffs on the goods have been billed as a penalty for Beijing forcing U.S. companies to hand over technology to obtain access to China’s market.The official said the United States had agreed to the discussions, known as consultations in WTO parlance, without yielding about its belief that the tariffs are justified. The official requested anonymity since he was not authorized to speak publicly about the discussions.The United States has argued that the proposed tariffs on goods like electronics and machinery have not been levied yet, so China’s request wasn’t justified under WTO dispute settlement rules.Also Tuesday, India requested consultations with the United States over the steel and aluminum tariffs, seeking to maintain a similar level of concessions from the U.S. — mirroring a similar move a day earlier by the European Union.Critics of the U.S. tariffs on the metals accuse Washington of unfairly trying to defend a national industrial sector under the guise of national security concerns.Mexico and Canada — U.S. trading partners under the NAFTA agreement — are among countries that have won temporary exemptions to the otherwise blanket tariffs on U.S. imports of aluminum and steel.last_img read more

 

Shazia Ilmi responds to AAP complaint to EC

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP Vice-President Shazia Ilmi on Monday held a press conference in response to a complaint filed by the Aam Aadmi Party objecting to her and Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari’s attendance as chief guests at a programme to be held on April 17. The complaint was filed to the Election Commission after the BJP leaders were invited to attend a programme at the India Islamic Cultural Centre as chief guests.Addressing the media, Shazia said that this complaint from the opposition shows their frustration as a reaction to the rising popularity of the BJP. She said, “The Aam Aadmi Party is so much afraid of this programme going to be held on April 17 that they have hatched a conspiracy with the opposition to stop it.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShe added that the programme, held by the Talim Sansthan in association with Union Bank of India and the National Stock Exchange was to focus on better education for Muslims, empowering women, and other social issues. Shazia said that the organisation has held 35 programmes in the last five years and that all of them focused on socio-economic problems faced by economically weaker sections of the society. Insinuating that the Kejriwal-led AAP is fearful of defeat in the upcoming polls, Shazia raised doubts as to why the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is trying to bar them from attending the programme. “The Aam Aadmi Party is playing the politics of Muslim appeasement by giving communal color to an ordinary programme. This must be condemned,” she said.last_img read more

PDM introduces candidates for South Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 19, 2016 – The PDM on Monday rolled out their full candidate slate for South Caicos and Providenciales and they included, business and finance professional, Keno Forbes in South Caicos.  “Our people without representation, without access to medical care, without access to a proper pharmacy in South Caicos, they can’t even get Panadol sometimes at the clinic in South Caicos, but yet we brag of progress in this country.  Yet we brag about a surplus, but what about the people?”Parrot Cay Director and caretaker of Leeward & Long Bay district, Ezra Taylor.  “We’re still experiencing some of the issues that we had, and she campaigned on in 2012, ferral dogs, to illegal dumping, some parts of our constituencies doesn’t have city water, some doesn’t have cable TV, in 2016 that is unheard of.  Those are some of the things I will be concentrating on along with many other issues in the district, for instance crime.  The representative hasn’t addressed crime in any public form in the district.”Proponent for improved mental and social health, George Pratt in the Bight.  “On election day I’m looking for you guys to the poll in large numbers, if you’re on that voters list, I’m asking every single one of you to get out and vote for me.  Your vote for me is your certification that this plan has passed, and ready to go.  The work starts on day one to ensure that the people of The Bight gets proper representation.”Businessman and former PDM leader for Cheshire Hall & Richmond, Doug Parnell.  “Whether you are in Kew Town, Discovery Bay, Glass Shack, Turtle Cove off of Leeward Highway by Ms. Nita corner, Stemmers Run, Dock Yard, I would like to take this opportunity to bring about the much needed change in your respective areas.  Some tangeable and infrastructural upgrades are needed.”  And returning are incumbents, Sean Astwood, PDM Deputy Leader for Five Cays; the man who will have to challenge his own sister for the Blue Hills constituency, Goldray Ewing and accountant and business owner, Delroy Williams for ED#10, Wheeland. Related Items:last_img read more

 

Jurors wanted child abuse charges against Ramseys

first_imgDENVER (AP) — Grand jurors who reviewed evidence in the death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey indicted both of her parents for child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory to a crime, including first-degree murder, according to documents released Friday.The Daily Camera reported earlier this year that the grand jury had issued an indictment, but the documents for the first time revealed the charges against the Ramseys. The grand jury accused both John and Patsy Ramsey of helping someone who committed murder, but the document did not identify the alleged killer. The documents alleged both parents intended to delay or prevent the arrest of the alleged killer.The district attorney at the time, Alex Hunter, who presented the evidence to the grand jury, declined to pursue charges saying: “I and my prosecutorial team believe we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of charges against anyone who has been investigated at this time.”Only pages that had been signed by the grand jury foreman and were considered official action of the jury were released. The numbering of the charges implies that there were other charges the jurors considered but rejected.Hunter did not return a phone message left Thursday by The Associated Press in anticipation of the documents’ release.The grand jury met three years after the beauty queen’s body was found bludgeoned and strangled in their home in Boulder on Dec. 26, 1996. The indictments alleged the crimes occurred between Dec. 25 and Dec. 26.last_img read more

 

In CrossPlatform Quest SPIN Changes Up Roster

first_imgDevin Pedzwater, who led the development of the SPIN Play app, will now act as the SPIN brand creative director. Other moves include Charles Aaron, formerly music editor with the magazine, who will now act as SPIN’s editorial director. He will be responsible for both print and digital properties in this new role. SPIN Magazine sees ad pages fall 26.9 percent for the July issue in year-over-year comparison, dropping from 42.75 pages in July 2010 to 31.25 ad pages in July 2011. SPIN Media announced a new editorial lineup, specifically formed to better serve the cross-platform campaign SPIN put into effect with its release of the iPad SPIN Play app in March.In alignment with this move, SPIN owner Nion McEvoy dismissed Doug Brod, who was editor-in-chief, and Malcolm Campbell, publisher, four years after hiring the pair, according to FOLIO sister site min.Deputy editor Steve Kandell takes over as editor-in-chief, and Mike Albanese is now publisher.  New hires include Jeff Rogers, a Silicone Valley vet who spent 12 years building “large scale web applications for Fortune 500 companies” according to a news statement, joins SPIN as digital general manager, a newly created role. Rogers will manage SPIN’s digital business (including SPIN.com and mobile apps), as well as develop revenue and programming strategies.last_img read more

 

Dont look now but a massive asteroid just buzzed our planet

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: How NASA’s DART could save the planet from a killer asteroid NASA Space So far, a total of 28 asteroids have breached that symbolic distance in 2019, according to NASA data. The majority of these are less than 66 feet (20 meters) in diameter. That’s the size of the bolide that exploded over Russia in 2013, shattering windows and injuring thousands.  Asteroid 2019 NN3, however, may be up to four times the size of that big bolide, measuring as much as 77 meters across by one estimate. That’s an unusually large asteroid to come so close to our planet, but it was also far enough away to never be a collision risk. The good news is that NN3 is now on our radar and isn’t expected to come as close as it did Wednesday anytime soon. In fact, it won’t even be back in our neighborhood until 2068, according to the European Space Agency.  Sci-Tech 0 3:17 Share your voice Post a comment This NASA illustration depicts an asteroid during a close approach. NASA The largest asteroid to come within one lunar distance of Earth so far this year flew by us about midday Wednesday. And we all survived. Asteroid 2019 NN3 could be as big as a fancy mansion or a sizable warehouse. It was first spotted by the ATLAS observatory on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa on Sunday and is already on its way back out to deeper space by the time you read this.  A lunar distance is the average length between our planet and the moon, or roughly 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers). NN3 came within about 198,925 miles (320,139 kilometers) of us, or .83 lunar distances.   last_img read more

Rifats killers wont be spared says home minister

first_imgAsaduzzaman Khan Kamal. File PhotoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said none of those involved in the murder of Rifat Sharif will be spared, reports UNB.”All the killers will be brought to book. Police have already arrested two people in connection with the murder,” he said terming the killing of Rifat Sharif in broad daylight unfortunate.The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after attending an award giving ceremony of Bangladesh Police Women Network (BPWN) at International Convention Center in Chattogram.”However, I don’t think that murder incident demonstrates the overall deterioration in the country’s law and order situation,” he said.”Police have started their work to catch the offenders. The capacity of the police force has changed much comparing to what it was ten years back,” he added.Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by four miscreants in front of the main gate of Barguna College on Wednesday afternoon.The incident was captured in a surveillance camera which showed miscreants hitting Rifat indiscriminately while his wife was desperately trying to save him.Dulal Sharif, the father of Rifat, filed a case against 12 people on Thursday.last_img read more

NFL Sparks New Questions Over Anthem Trump Lauds League Questions If Protesting

first_imgDaniel Gluskoter/APSan Francisco 49ers Eric Reid (35) and Colin Kaepernick (7) take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA.With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem.Put the focus back on football.Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new policy that stirred up defenders of free speech, prompted a couple of owners to quickly backtrack and raised all sorts of potential questions heading into next season.After a tumultuous season, NFL owners wrapped up their spring meeting in Atlanta by announcing Wednesday that players would be required to stand for the national anthem if they’re on the field before a game, but gave them the option of staying in the locker room if they wanted to carry on the Colin Kaepernick-inspired campaign against police brutality and social injustice.Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise that respected the wishes of everyone, from those who consider “The Star-Spangled Banner” a sacred part of the American experience to those who believe the right to protest during the anthem is also in the best tradition of a free but imperfect society.Yet, it was clear to everyone that the owners wanted to quell a firestorm by moving any further protests away from the public eye — especially if it lured back disgruntled fans while appeasing President Donald Trump and his vocal base of support.Kneel if you like.But stay out of sight.“This is a fear of the diminished bottom line,” said defensive end Chris Long of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles . “It’s also fear of a president turning his base against a corporation. This is not patriotism. Don’t get it confused. These owners don’t love America more than the players demonstrating and taking real action to improve it.”Trump stoked the issue during a political campaign, saying the NFL should fire any players who kneel during the anthem . During an interview that aired Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends,” he praised the league for doing “the right thing.”“You have to stand proudly for the national anthem,” Trump said. Or “you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country.”Vice President Mike Pence called it “a win for the fans, a win for (the president), and a win for America.”The NFL didn’t consult the players’ union on its new policy, though Goodell stressed that the league had talked to countless players over the past year and was committed both financially and philosophically to the fight for social justice .“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem. We want people to stand,” Goodell said. “We’ve been very sensitive on making sure that we give players choices, but we do believe that moment is an important moment and one that we are going to focus on.”In an attempt to quell a potential challenge from the NFL Players Association, the league said any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams — not individual players.But the league also gave teams the option of developing their own workplace rules, which many players interpreted as a backhanded way of subjecting them to fines — or worse — should they carry on with the protests.“If the team says ‘this is what we’re doing,’ and ownership (does too), you either deal with it or you’re probably going to get cut,” Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster said.The head of the NFLPA, DeMaurice Smith , angrily denounced the NFL’s decision and called it a blow against America’s most basic rights — freedom of speech.Since the new policy is a change in the terms and conditions of employment that was not collectively bargained, any attempts to fine individual players would surely be opposed by the union.“History has taught us that both patriotism and protest are like water; if the force is strong enough it cannot be suppressed,” Smith wrote on Twitter. “The CEOs of the NFL created a rule that people who hate autocracies should reject.”But many players are mindful that Kaepernick, who began the protest movement in 2016 during his final year at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, didn’t play at all last season and still hasn’t been picked up by another team . They’re also aware of the plight faced by safety Eric Reid, one of Kaepernick’s former teammates and another protest leader, who is also out of work with the upcoming season just a few months away.Both have filed collusion grievances against the NFL .Washington defensive back Josh Norman said the owners have a right to decide what the players can and cannot do, a sentiment shared by many of his colleagues around the league.“They’ve pretty much got the teams,” Norman said. “They make those decisions. We’ve just got to go through with it, I guess.”A handful of outspoken players vowed to carry on the cause, including Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.“I will not let it silence me or stop me from fighting,” he said. “This has never been about taking a knee, raising a fist or anyone’s patriotism, but doing what we can to effect real change for real people.”While Goodell said the new policy was unanimously approved by the owners, CEO Jed York of the 49ers — Kaepernick’s former team — contradicted the commissioner by saying he abstained. York said he didn’t feel comfortable making a decision without directly involving the players’ union.New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson took a similar approach. He said his team will pay any fines doled out by the league, without passing on punishment to the players.“I will support our players wherever we land as a team,” Johnson said. “Our focus is not on imposing any club rules, fines or restrictions.”So, what happens next?The NFL just wants the issue to go away.Instead, it raised a whole new batch of questions. Sharelast_img read more

 

Nintendo president downplays role of cloud gaming

first_imgThe almighty cloud is having a significant impact on much of the entertainment and consumer electronics industries, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says he isn’t worried about what kind of effect the transition to cloud-based services will have on his company. In a recent discussion with investors, Iwata downplayed the growth of cloud gaming and said that, at least for some types of games, it just doesn’t make sense.The discussion, posted on Nintendo’s Japanese website, included Iwata saying that cloud gaming is not reliable because of the lag time between a user input and the server response. This isn’t an issue if you’re streaming a movie, but it’s critical if you’re playing a game. He went on to say that declaring cloud gaming as the future is “strange” and made it very clear that this is not a road Nintendo is going to take any time soon.It should come as no surprise that Nintendo would try to downplay the significance of a new technological innovation. That has been the company’s modus operandi for the last several years. The Nintendo 64 was one of the last holdouts for a cartridge-based system, and even when Nintendo did move to a disc platform with the Gamecube, it limited playback to the never-popular mini DVD medium. And of course, the Wii was released without high definition capabilities or any sort of online community.These are all things that Nintendo said didn’t matter at the time, and would then be looked down on a few years later as being way behind the times. Then again, what exactly is the state of cloud gaming right now? The only major player in the space, OnLive, declared bankruptcy. Sony’s acquisition of the cloud startup Gaikai has also seemingly not been put to use in any capacity for the end user as of yet, and the major console makers are all touting bigger and better hard drives, not bigger and better cloud capacity.The next console generation is approaching, though, and the Xbox 720 and PS4 could have vastly different approaches. If they make cloud gaming the next big thing, Nintendo will once again fall behind the curve.last_img read more

 

How Companies Are Using Web Services to Make Meetings Efficient

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 6, 2018 Meetings have been such a long-standing problem with business that they’re the butt of endless jokes. These days, though, effective companies use a variety of different services to keep their meetings short and to the point. No more hours lost to droning slideshows, playing with your smartphone under the table and watching the clock more than the manager.Perhaps one of the best tools is the advent of high-quality video meetings. Anything from Skype and Discord to GoToMeeting can allow robust multi-person calls with an associated text channel.Who said that?Virtual calling with video helps eliminate several common meeting issues. With conference or voice-only calls, for example, it can be difficult to identify a speaker. If more than one person on staff has a similar voice, the problem compounds. Modern meeting software, however, can show precisely who is talking at once, which brings clarity to the entire situation.Related: Let’s Give Meetings a Much-Needed MakeoverI’ve had clients use services like these in several meetings, and they’re one of the most useful features I’ve used. When you have a visual respresentation of who’s talking, you’d be amazed at how much more productive the call is. Conclusion: much more time is spent figuring out who’s saying what than you’d think.Even without video calling, many modern meeting platforms have individual user avatars, which will indicate when that user is talking. Again, it minimizes confusion and cross-talk.Who’s taking minutes?Any accompanying text chat, like what you get through Skype or an associated Slack channel, can bring further clarity to meetings. Text chat allows for two things; side conversations and active minutes. With side conversations, two people can discuss side elements of a meeting topic without bringing it up in the central meeting. This can help users who are lost gain clarity without disruption, and it can help two people work out another meeting time or wrinkles in their projects without taking center stage with a topic only relevant to them.Related: 7 Tips for Mastering the Fine Art of Following Up Actively taking minutes in a public chat helps alleviate another problem; confusing minutes. It’s distressingly common for the person taking meeting minutes to leave out crucial details, leading to rehashes of information at future meetings, wasting time. One central employee can be tasked with keeping minutes, while others can interject with information specifically relevant that might not be covered immediately. When’s good for you?A cloud-based calendar app can help a lot as well. If you have your schedule at your fingertips, it’s easy to then find open slots for future deadlines and pin down exactly when you’re available for certain duties. Calendar apps can also warn users before a meeting is going to begin, and can include timers and even room-based automation to enforce a shorter meeting.On top of software allowing increased clarity, other apps can assist with productivity. How often have you gotten out of a meeting and had to ask a coworker for their email to send them a crucial file? How often have you been on the receiving end of that interaction, waiting for a file to arrive?File-sharing apps, even something as simple as Dropbox, can be used during a meeting to drop a file in an accessible place the moment it’s mentioned. Couple that with the Slack channel and a file link can be dropped immediately when it’s necessary.Related: Data Doesn’t Lie: Shorter Meetings Can Make You 3X More ProductiveHow much time do you have?Even simple apps like timers can keep a meeting on track. One persistent problem with many business meetings is they run far too long. The longer the meeting, the harder it is to keep paying attention, and the less likely anything productive is going to happen. A timer can bring a hard limit to a meeting.Of course, a timer is difficult to adjust to when it’s first implemented. The initial meetings will often have elements run long and others get cut off; the trick is to enforce the timer, not the agenda. After a few iterations, whoever is running the meeting will figure out where productivity drops off, and when specifically to change the subject. For even more agile meetings, you can implement a timer for each individual topic, allotting only a few minutes for each item to keep it as short and simple as possible.Everyone does meetings differently, and everyone can stand to improve. It’s worth looking into apps to find avenues for that improvement. Just remember; at the end of the day, time spent in meetings is time not spend on actual work, sales or improvements to the business. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

 

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinian journalists

first_img Top Stories Associated PressGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars on Tuesday, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants.Later Tuesday, an Israeli airstrike hit a building that houses the office of the French news agency Agence France Presse. An agency photojournalist who was in the office at the time said the target appeared to be two floors above him. No one was injured and the agency office was not damaged. The strikes came on the seventh day of Israel’s offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers. A number of journalists have been killed over the years while covering fighting between the Jewish state and the Palestinian militant group, but not in targeted strikes that Israel acknowledged.Two of those killed were cameramen working for Al Aqsa TV, the centerpiece of a growing Hamas media empire, said station head Mohammed Thouraya. The two were driving in a car with press markings in Gaza City on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after wrapping up an assignment at the city’s Shifa Hospital, Thouraya added.The station said the car was hit by a missile and broadcast the aftermath, with the vehicle consumed by flames. Thouraya said the bodies of the two, Mohammed al-Koumi and Hussam Salam, were badly burned.Later Tuesday, another Israeli missile killed an employee for Al Quds Educational Radio, a private station, said Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health official. Mohammed Abu Eisha died when his car was hit in the central Gaza town of Deir el-Balah, al-Kidra said.Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman, said a preliminary investigation showed all three were Hamas operatives, but would not elaborate. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Israel has struck a wide range of Hamas-linked targets during its offensive, including rocket launching sites and the homes of suspected activists, killing more than 120 people.Asked whether Israel had widened its range of targets to include journalists working for media run by Hamas or other militant groups, Leibovich said: “The targets are people who have relevance to terror activity.”Thouraya denied that the two employees killed Tuesday were linked to violence.“Our crew were fighters, but they were not fighting with weapons,” he said. “They were fighting with their cameras. They were on the battlefield to defend the people by filming the awful crimes (of the Israeli offensive) and broadcasting them to the world.”Mahmoud al-Hams, the AFP photographer, said the building housing the French news agency shook and he could smell fire after it was hit. He said the building, which is part of a commercial mall, has an office of a Hamas-related media outlet for women, which was hit in the strike. Families who had taken refuge in the building from airstrikes in northern Gaza fled after the attack.Over the weekend, an Israeli missile struck an Al Aqsa office on the top floor of a Gaza City high-rise also being used by other local and foreign news outlets. A second strike hit the Lebanon-based Al Quds TV in a second media center, causing some damage. Al Quds TV is seen as sympathetic to Hamas. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Since seizing control of Gaza in 2007, Hamas has gradually built a sophisticated media operation. During the current offensive, Al Aqsa TV and Radio reporters have closely covered events, often providing the first reports of deaths and injuries that are later confirmed by hospital officials.Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev alleged that both Al Aqsa and Al Quds “are integral parts of terrorist military organizations.”He said those working for the two outlets “`are not journalists by any meaning of the word.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img

NBCs Peter King spent the NFL Draft Combine walki

first_imgNBC’s Peter King spent the NFL Draft Combine walking through the messy smoke surrounding the Arizona Cardinals and their apparent interest in drafting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.A number of conclusions came out of it, as King wrote in his Monday column and discussed Tuesday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf.While many other reporters heard in the rumor mill that Arizona, which owns the No. 1 pick, strongly pushed the possibility of drafting a quarterback for the second time in two years, the truth is the Cardinals likely haven’t said as much. Top Stories For one, there is much more time for Arizona to complete a draft board as general manager Steve Keim has said publicly. What’s also making rumors of a decision in early March more unlikely is this: the Cardinals telling teams they would draft Murray, thus putting second-year QB Josh Rosen on the trade block, would tank their current quarterback’s value.Related LinksKyler Murray brings an attitude and edge to the 2019 NFL CombineKyler Murray’s great measurements do nothing but help Arizona CardinalsKyler Murray weighs in, helps stock at the NFL Draft CombineCardinals need to select Kyler Murray with No. 1 pick in 2019 NFL DraftAs Kyler Murray talks loom for Cards, what is Josh Rosen’s trade value?King doesn’t know whether Arizona would draft Murray. He just knows that if the Cardinals like him that much or if they have reservations about Rosen’s upside after one year playing behind the worst offensive line in the NFL, they should pull the trigger.What King did learn was there are reasons to believe in Murray as a prospect. He gave three good reasons, backed with statistics, to explain why reservations about Murray aren’t warranted.First, a reminder about the Oklahoma QB’s senior year:4,361 passing yardsCompletion percentage of 69.042 passing touchdowns7 interceptions1,001 rushing yards7.2 yards per carry12 rushing touchdownsNow, on to King’s knowledge drop with Doug & Wolf:1. Winning is what he does wellMurray went 42-0 with three state championships as a starting quarterback at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 21 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Kyler Murray posses with the Davey O’Brien football award he received in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Murray accepted the Davey O’Brien award in his first public appearance since the Heisman Trophy winner announced his plan to pursue an NFL career rather than report to spring training as a first-round pick of the Oakland A’s. (AP Photo/LM Otero) “He has always been the shortest quarterback,” King told Doug & Wolf. “The guy is a proven winner.” Old photos sometimes are the best photos: Josh Rosen’s Instagram post from 2015, when he and Kyler Murray competed at the @Elite11 with other QBs like Sam Darnold, Drew Lock and Jarrett Stidham. pic.twitter.com/Xzu45VXhFd— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 20192. Murray did fine behind an NFL-sized offensive line“He played behind an offensive line that was, in order, 6, 6, 7, 7 (and) 7 inches taller than him,” King said. “And he had five passes batted down in his senior year at Oklahoma. The 6-foot-4 kid from Ohio State, Dwayne Haskins, had eight passes batted down.”3. All that said, he’s a pocket-passer“The last thing I would say: even though he ran for 1,000 yards at Oklahoma, they were almost exclusively on designed runs,” Kings said. “He threw 89 percent of his passes from the pocket last year. He only threw 41 balls on the run last year.“I’m only making those points because … he’s not the running quarterback. This is a good pocket passer.”last_img read more

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