Darkness at noon in this hospital ward in Srinagar

first_imgThough just 14, Alif Ahmad (name changed) is stoic as he lies in Ward 8 of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital here. His sister, just two years older, attends to him.According to doctors, Ahmad has “pellet perforations in the left eye”. “We were told pellets have damaged the eye. We are praying the doctor’s diagnosis is wrong and his sight is intact. He resumed schooling after a long winter break recently,” Ahmad’s sister said.Fingers crossedHowever, the ophthalmologist, who operated upon the Class 8 student, has his fingers crossed. “The trauma to the eye due to the pellets is grave. It’s too early to say whether he loses sight partially or completely,” he said.The hospital’s ophthalmology department worked in an emergency-like situation on Sunday morning, when several injured protesters from the Draggad and Kachdoora areas of Shopian started pouring in. “Of 44 patients admitted on Sunday, 40 were victims of pellets, chiefly with eye injuries, and four of bullet injuries,” the medical superintendent said.Ahmad is one of the many young men in Ward 8. For the first time since the killing of Hizb militant Burhan Wani in June 2016, the ward is grim and reflects a palpable rage. “I want an honourable death. How could we stand the sight of our local boys being burnt alive at the encounter site,” said an injured youth referring to the trapped militants. The eyes of many of the young men were bandaged, many still bleeding from pellet deposition, others red-eyed but healing.For 14-year-old blindfolded Murtaza Hussain, the pellets continue to give him sleepless nights. “We could not dislodge all the pellets,” said a doctor. Since Sunday, Hussain’s family have been praying at a nearby mosque. “We cannot bear the news that he has lost sight. He is too young to see darkness around. This is the age to be in school,” said a relative.Young victimsAccording to the hospital records, over 80% of the pellet victims are below 26. There are many like Abbas Hussain, with injuries to both eyes. Doctors say he is being treated for trauma and bleeding right now. “Any vision tests will be done later,” said a relative.Pellets have also caused other injuries, with 10 youth admitted with wounds in the chest. Zakir Ahmad, a college student from Shopian, was hit by “over 500 pellet bearings” and is in the neurosurgery ward. “He has not spoken since he was admitted. We pray he talks soon,” a family member said.last_img read more

Mohammad Amir can do something special against England: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgKevin Pietersen said Mohammad Amir did not deserve a second chance in international cricket while Graeme Sawnn said he would feel sick when he saw the Pakistan pacer returning to Lord’s hallowed turf after getting embroiled in the infamous spot-fixing scam of 2010. However, the 23-year-old tainted pacer found support in none other than Sachin Tendulkar, who felt he had already been penalised and there was nothing wrong in him being reintegrated into the fold after a lengthy ban.”The guys who have decided to penalise him have done that and he has served a sentence. So it’s fine (for him to make a comeback) I saw an interview with Michael Atherton and he came across as a matured guy. Whatever he spoke, he came across as a balanced guy,” Tendulkar told ESPNcricinfo. (Also read: Alastair Cook contradicts Kevin Pietersen, says Mohammad Amir entitled to make comeback)AMIR ON THE HOT SEAT England and Pakistan clash in the first of four Tests at Lord’s from tomorrow and tempers are already running high. Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad said Amir could expect to cop a few nasty remarks from the crowd before Inzamam-ul-Haq retaliated sharply and said the comments were unbecoming of an international captain. (Also read: Amir can lead Pakistan attack in England: Akram)But Amir’s first spell in England, against Sussex, bore testimony to his destructive abilities, especially in swinging conditions. He cleaned up three top-order batsmen, including former Test batsman Marcus Trescothick, who warned England’s batsmen to be careful of the crafty left-arm seamer. Broad, who will lead England’s attack in James Anderson’s absence for the opening Test, also opined that Amir had the potential to cause substantial damage to the home team.advertisement’GOING TO BE A GREAT SERIES’ Now, Tendulkar, who often trumped several battles against the world’s fiercest fast bowlers., reckoned Amir could do something special against England if he found his rhythm.”Amir has been a good bowler and he has skills. If he gets his rhythm right, he will do something special,” he said.Tendulkar said it will be a good series and suggested a lot would depend on how Pakistan bat through the four Test matches.”It’s going to be a great series. Pakistan have always had a great bowling attack. It will be a competitive series. A lot depends on how Pakistan bat. I think England will test them.”last_img read more

Need sports psychologist for India women’s team, says coach Tushar Arothe to India Today

first_imgTushar Arothe, in just about 3 months with the India women, has guided the team to the final of the Women’s World Cup, where Mithali Raj and co lost to hosts Englad by just 9 runs.Arothe told India Today that the girls were very down after the loss in the final of the Women’s World Cup and they may need a sports psychologist for the next tournament.”Due to lack of experience and panic we could not finish it off (in the final). The team was down after the final and for the first two days, no one spoke. Now they have become a bit normal. I hope we can pick up from here and move on.”We may need a sports psychologist for the next tournament and BCCI will help us with that. From here we have to know to handle such situations better,” Arothe told India Today.Indian women have prospered under him in the World Cup. Mithali scored 409 runs in nine matches with one hundred against New Zealand and finished as the tournament’s second highest run-getter behind England’s Tammy Beaumont. Harmanpreet, thanks to her unbeaten 171 against Australia in the semi-final, has amassed 359 runs while Poonam Raut, with her consistency, ended fifth on the list with 381 runs.Among the bowlers, Deepti Sharma is the highest Indian wicket-taker with 12 wickets in nine games and she is third on the overall list followed by Poonam Yadav with 11 wickets and Jhulan Goswami with 10 scalps.Arothe had coached the Indian women’s team before between 2008-2012 and also had a stint as the fielding coach. He knows the senior players like Mithali and Jhulan Goswami having worked with them.advertisementBefore the start of the World Cup Arothe had stressed on the importance of fielding and fitness which was an area of concern for this Indian team and he spoke of the same after the tournament as well.”I told the team after the match that we are aware of our shortcomings. I asked them to get fitter and we will work on the fielding and fitness. Skill wise, we are No. 1,” Arothe said.Arothe further said that they have to take positives from the tournament and put the loss behind them to progress ahead.”Our preparation tournament in South Africa worked well for us. We have learned a lot from the game in England. We have to take positives and move forward,” Arothe added.He praised Harmanpreet’s semi-final knock and said it’s the best he has seen in his life.”Harmanpreet’s knock in semis was one of the best I have seen in my life and that’s why we reached the final. If not for her knock, to beat a team like Australia was very difficult. Her batting put Australia on the backfoot,” Arothe said.Arothe also supported Mithali’s thought on Women’s IPL and mentioned the valuable experience Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur got from the Women’s Big Bash.”If women’s IPL happens, it will be great. Harmanpreet and Smriti benefited a lot from Big Bash. Smriti got only two knocks in the tournament but won us those games and Harmanpreet won us the semi-final.”last_img read more

Chrissy Teigen has a crush on Zac Efron

first_imgLos Angeles, Oct 10 (PTI) Model Chrissy Teigen says she has a crush on “Baywatch” star Zac Efron.The 31-year-old catwalk star says musician husband John Legend believes that she finds the actor desirable, reports InStyle magazine.”Its not really like a physical crush on him… Like, I really enjoy his films. I enjoy him in a professional manner.”John thinks I really like Zac Efron because I can never stop watching his movies,” says Teigen.Married to the “All of Me” hitmaker, the Sports Illustrated model has a 17-month-old daughter Luna with him. PTI RDS RDSlast_img

Laurent Koscielny returns to Arsenal training ahead of Manchester City clash

first_imgArsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Manchester City after scans confirmed he has not suffered a fractured jaw, the north London club said.Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last week, and the French defender did not play in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.Arsenal said scans revealed only “bruising and soft tissue swelling” to Koscielny’s face and jaw, giving manager Unai Emery the option of picking him amid a defensive injury crisis.Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who injured his ankle against United, will be sidelined until the end of the month while Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are out for the season with knee injuries. Stand-in full back Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ right knee will be assessed ahead of the trip to Manchester.Also Watch:last_img read more

Alaba out of Austria squad with injury

first_imgBayern München Bayern’s Alaba out of Austria squad with hamstring injury Alex Fisher Last updated 2 years ago 00:27 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) davidalaba - cropped Bongarts Bayern München Austria v Uruguay Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München Austria Friendlies Bundesliga The Austrian Football Association has revealed the defender suffered an injury during his club’s win over Borussia Dortmund David Alaba will miss Austria’s friendly with Uruguay after suffering a hamstring injury in Bayern Munich’s victory over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday.Alaba scored the third goal in Bayern’s 3-1 win at Signal Iduna Park, a result that moved them four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.FCB 15/2 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, his performance came at a cost, the full-back withdrawn in the 74th minute.Further tests have revealed a muscle injury and the Austrian Football Association confirmed he would not feature in next week’s clash with Uruguay in Vienna.Bayern will hope the injury does not keep him out of their next league encounter, which comes against Bavarian rivals Augsburg on November 18.Meanwhile, there was some good news for Jupp Heynckes’ side as Franck Ribery returned to light training on Monday having made good progress in his recovery from a knee injury.last_img read more

Yankees’ Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire’s rookie home run record

first_imgBaseball Share on Facebook Aaron Judge: how the Yankees slugger could become baseball’s richest player Read more Since you’re here… Reuse this content Judge was hitting .329 with 30 homers and 66 RBIs when he won the All-Star Home Run Derby, then slumped to a .179 average with seven homers and 16 RBIs from the start of the second half through 31 August, striking out 67 times in 44 games. His September rebound boosted his average to .283 with 108 RBIs and an AL-leading 120 walks and a big league-high 203 strikeouts, putting himself back into MVP consideration.McGwire hit 49 homers for Oakland in 1987, breaking the previous mark of 38 set by the Boston Braves’ Wally Berger in 1930 and matched by Cincinnati’s Frank Robinson in 1956.Greg Bird added a two-run homer into the right field second deck in the sixth, his seventh home run this season and fourth in nine games. Gary Sanchez followed Judge in the seventh with back-to-back homers for the third time this year, raising his total to 33.CC Sabathia (13-5) took a 6-0 lead into the seventh, when Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and Mike Moustakas chased him by going deep four pitches later. Mixing sharp cutters and sliders, Sabathia improved to 9-0 in 11 starts this year after Yankees’ losses and 21-11 in his career against Kansas City. He allowed six hits in six-plus innings.New York, which began the day five games behind AL East-leading Boston, needs one win or a Minnesota loss to clinch home field in the AL wild-card game on 3 October. Didi Gregorius had an RBI groundout in the first and scored on Matt Holliday’s double in the sixth.Kansas City, starting perhaps its final week with potential free agents Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Moustakas, was pushed to the brink of postseason elimination. The Royals headed home from an 11-game, four-city trip trailing the Twins for the second AL wild card by six games with six games left. Kansas City went 37-44 on the road, three more wins than last year.Junis gave up six runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He had been 6-0 in eight starts and two relief appearance since a June 29 loss at Detroit.Kansas City returned to New York for a makeup of a 25 May rainout, and the ballpark was half-full on a warm autumn afternoon with the temperature in the mid-80s. Topics New York Yankees US sports Share via Emailcenter_img Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire’s major-league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3 Monday.The 6ft 7in, 25-year-old slugger tied the mark with a two-run drive to right-center off Jakob Junis (8-3) in the third inning that put New York ahead 3-0. His solo shot over the visitors’ bullpen in left against Trevor Cahill in the seventh made it 7-3 and earned him a rare curtain call.Judge has 13 home runs in September and six in five games, and he is second in the majors behind Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who has 57. Judge has four multihomer games this month and seven this season. Share on Messenger MLBlast_img read more

Golden girl Hima promises more medals

first_imgNew Delhi: Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das, who has been on a golden roll in July, has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she will continue to work hard and bring more medals for the country. On Sunday, Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Hima and said: “India is very proud of Hima Das’ phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments. Congratulations to her and best wishes for her future endeavours.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhTo this, Hima responded: “Thank you Narendra Modi sir for your kind wishes. I will continue to work hard and bring more medals for our country.” Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and various other politicians and personalities showered praise on the 19-year-old after she won her fifth gold medal inside three weeks in Europe. The “Dhing Express” had revealed she got a congratulatory call from Tendulkar on Sunday evening. “Today evening was like a dream come true for me, have got a call from the god of cricket and my inspiration Sachin Tendulkar sir. Thank you sir for your good wishes and inspirational words. I will leave no stone unturned for my mission.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterHima’s fifth gold of the month came on July 20 in Czech Republic where she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds to win the gold in 400m at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix. On July 17, she won her fourth gold in 200m at the Tabor Athletics Meet. Before that on July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 seconds. On July 8, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. And in her first competitive 200m race of the year on July 2, Hima clocked 23.65 seconds to win gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.last_img read more

Haiti UN mission says situation still tense after violent protests in port

4 April 2008The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti said today that the situation remains tense in the south-western town of Les Cayes after yesterday’s demonstrations over the rising cost of living in the impoverished Caribbean nation led to an attack against the local UN office. A small group of protesters broke into the UN compound, pillaged two containers and damaged the main entry gate after ignoring warning shots from peacekeepers, the mission – known as MINUSTAH – reported, adding that no UN employees were hurt. The protesters also burned shops in Les Cayes and threw rocks and fired weapons at some of the blue helmets during the night. MINUSTAH has dispatched more than 100 extra peacekeepers to Les Cayes to reinforce the existing presence there, while the mission’s top police officers are also in the port town to oversee UN police operations and coordinate activities with the Haitian National Police (HNP). The mission has condemned the violence in a statement and stressed it would continue to support the HNP as it tries to bring calm back to Les Cayes. Meanwhile, the mission has announced that it has opened a library this week in a boys’ detention centre in Delmas, a district of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The library has been set up as part of a project to boost literacy among the inmates. read more

UNbacked AsiaPacific forum stresses social protection for poverty reduction

Developing countries can afford to provide universal basic social protection, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) says in an assessment, which formed the basis for discussions at the ESCAP Commission Session for Asia-Pacific governments being held in Bangkok.According to the ESCAP study, entitled “The Promise of Protection,” a universal basic social protection package costs no more than 3 per cent of gross national income (GNI) and is affordable at virtually any stage of economic development.“Social protection is not a cost,” Noeleen Heyzer, the ESCAP Executive Secretary, told the Ministerial Round Table on the topic. “It is an investment and smart economics.”In their presentations, governments from Central Asia to the Pacific Island sub-region outlined national social protection policies and programmes tailored to their specific socio-economic conditions.Summing up the discussions, Ms. Heyzer emphasized that social protection is also a question of entitlement and the State’s social obligation. “It is also a matter of rights. It is a social contract with our people,” she said.According to ESCAP, social protection should not be seen simply as a “handout,” but as creating conditions which help build a “staircase” for the most vulnerable to graduate out of poverty and exclusion. By reducing their vulnerability, a “social protection floor” provides the poor with the opportunity and confidence to take risks to improve their lives.Sixty Asia-Pacific countries are attending the annual session, which began last Thursday and will continue until Wednesday. 23 May 2011Basic social protection for all segments of the population is key to protecting people from extreme poverty and economic exclusion, according to views expressed today by government representatives from the Asia-Pacific region attending a United Nations forum in Thailand. read more

Buckeyes Brief Urban Meyers thoughts on running back rotation kickoff struggles and

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the first quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDespite a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit, No. 3 Ohio State (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) rode a stupendous performance from quarterback J.T. Barrett to a 39-38 victory against No. 7 Penn State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) in a battle of Big Ten powers. Head coach Urban Meyer addressed the media Monday afternoon following the victory. Here are three takeaways from the press conference.Improved offensive line led to comeback winJust a year ago, then-No. 2 Ohio State played a close game against the Nittany Lions, but crumbled on the final drive and fell 24-21 to unranked Penn State. Meyer believes this season, the Buckeyes’ resilience in tough situations did not exist a year ago.“The team last year would not have won that game,” Meyer said. “They would have dropped their head. Offensive line would have dropped their head.”Right tackle Isaiah Prince struggled in last season’s loss to Penn State. He looked overmatched the entire game and allowed multiple sacks as the clock ticked closer to zero on what would be Ohio State’s final drive. But Prince has matured after a year of experience and coaching, Meyer said. The head coach was incredulous when asked whether he was worried about Prince heading into last Saturday’s game.“He’s unbelievable now,” Meyer said. “Isaiah, not worried about him at all. He’s a grown man that’s handling his stuff the way a right offensive tackle at Ohio State should.”All five starting offensive linemen graded as successful on between 82 and 86 percent of their plays. Meyer deemed them all to have “champion” effort. Meyer does not want to “micromanage” running back carriesIn the first quarter, freshman running back J.K. Dobbins exploded, taking four carries for 50 yards, including a 21-yard rush. But he did not touch the ball again until the third quarter as redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber took all seven second-quarter carries.Dobbins finished with 13 rushes for 88 yards while Weber had 21 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Meyer said he does not, and would not want to, involve himself in divvying up the carries.“[Dobbins] still had 88 yards and however many carries,” Meyer said. “So we’re throwing the ball so darn well right now, too. So there’s no, once again I don’t micromanage. That’s Kevin Wilson, and that’s Tony Alford to determine. And they’re both practicing very hard. You’d like to get them more carries.”Meyer said he trusts good coaches to make playing-time decisions when the players are “1-A” and “1-B.” “[Running backs coach] Tony Alford is an excellent football coach,” Meyer said. “The last thing he needs is me worrying about that stuff.”Meyer said Weber has “really done a nice job” this season despite an injury which hampered him and made possible Dobbins’ surge, but also mentioned the 2016 starter was humbled. Meyer said Weber’s goal is to reach close to 2,000 rushing yards in a season. But with Dobbins accompanying him in the backfield for the foreseeable future, his path to reaching 2,000 yards is unclear.Search remains for a solution to kickoffsIt took just 15 seconds into Saturday’s game for Penn State to take advantage of Ohio State’s biggest weakness — kickoff coverage — as running back Saquon Barkley returned the opening kick 97 yards to give the Nittany Lions an early six-point lead.After the game, Meyer called the kickoff unit, which he said has historically been near the best in the conference, “comical.” Monday afternoon, he said it was “a joke right now.” “We’re the only school in the America that can’t kick it out of the end zone, even with the wind at our back,” Meyer said. “I’m not a kicking expert but kick the ball out of the end zone and we don’t do that. It’s not because of not telling them to kick the ball out of the end zone.”Former Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston disputed the claim. He took to Twitter to say he does not believe Meyer’s claim about not being able to kick the ball out of the end zone, as he said he has seen both kickers do so firsthand.Regardless of how the Buckeyes fix the unit, they cannot afford to continue to send out the same unit expecting different results. If something doesn’t change, the number in Ohio State’s loss column will. read more

LGBT charity orders full review of services in light of Charities Regulator

first_img THE BOARD OF the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has said that it is carrying out a comprehensive review of the organisation after it emerged that the group was under review from the Charities Regulator.In a statement this afternoon, GLEN said that it had engaged the services of long-time not-for-profit consultant and worker Jillian van Turnhout to carry out the review.The announcement comes following a tumultuous week for the charity, which saw the co-founder step down from the board of directors.Kieran Rose resigned and revealed in a statement that GLEN had provided him with €11,500 worth of financial support during his bid to run for the Seanad during last year’s election.“Glen provided temporary supports to me during my campaign,” Rose said.These equated to €11,500 (approximately), which I repaid to Glen. At no point was there any reason on my part not to disclose this and any breach of regulations that may have occurred was completely inadvertent.Before this, outgoing executive director Áine Duggan stated on Monday that there were transactions in excess of €60,000 at the charity that were not being reported in the management accounts.The financial issues were first revealed by The Sunday Business Post on Sunday. The paper detailed, among the issues under review, the use of a company credit card for private purposes, poor budget management, the use of funds to support non-Glen-related political campaigns, and data protection issues.Duggan became CEO of the charity in October 2016 and tendered her resignation a number of weeks ago.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Monday, she explained that she discovered the financial irregularities “very early on”, and that the organisation didn’t have any qualified accounts preparing the books.GLEN  had previously said on Sunday that it was “satisfied that all grants received have been used for the intended purpose and has no reason to suspect there has been any misappropriation of funds.In its statement today, GLEN said that van Turnhout’s initial work in the review would focus on advising the board on corporate governance and compliance issues.She would advise the board going forward about future decisions at the charity and would engage with all concerned parties on the future direction of the organisation.The charity said it has also separately engaged an independent financial consultant “to review the financial administration of the organisation”.Glen is an LGBT advocacy and lobby group. It was founded in 1988, and became a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity in 2005.Read: Transactions worth €60k ‘not recorded correctly’ in accounts of LGBT charityRead: Co-founder of LGBT charity resigns, says he received support worth €11.5k but paid funds back Friday 21 Apr 2017, 10:29 PM 42 Comments Apr 21st 2017, 10:29 PM Share Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3352732 Image: Rollingnews.ie By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: Rollingnews.ie 8,071 Views LGBT charity orders full review of services in light of Charities Regulator review The charity is being reviewed by Charities Regulator. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le piratage des livres électroniques surveillé par le MOTif

first_imgLe piratage des livres électroniques surveillé par le MOTif France – L’Observatoire du livre et de l’écrit en Île-de-France (MOTif) lancera à la rentrée un dispositif de veille permanente sur le téléchargement légal et illégal de livres électroniques. Le but : suivre l’évolution de l’offre numérique, des usages de consommation et du piratage.Après avoir mené et publié en octobre dernier une étude sur le piratage numérique, l’Observatoire a décidé de mettre en place une veille confiée à Mathias Daval, d’Edysseus Consulting, et à Rémi Douine, de la société The Metrics Factory spécialisée dans l’extraction de données sur internet. Ils auront pour mission de recueillir des informations sur le marché du livre numérique et ses médiateurs sur internet.À lire aussiUn fondateur de Pirate Bay arrêté au CambodgeLe première étude réalisée par le MOTif avait conclu à la faible présence des livres français sur les réseaux pirates, mais aussi sur les sites d’offre légale. Les bandes dessinées mises à part, seul un livre sur cinq est disponible en téléchargement, légal ou non. “D’un côté, l’offre légale est trop faible. D’autre part, l’offre illégale vient vraiment concurrencer l’offre des plateformes et pallier ses manques”, commente Mathias Daval.Autre constat de cette étude : les livres les plus piratés sont les best-sellers qui ne bénéficient pas d’offre numérique légale.Cette veille sera une première étape dans la lutte contre le piratage, quand certains aimeraient voir Hadopi prendre en charge le téléchargement illégal des livres numériques.Le 24 juillet 2010 à 12:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Carmella celebrates her win on Tuesday Angry reactions to MITB PPV

first_img Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Videos Articles WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Carmella replaces Dolph Ziggler, will appear at Oz Comic-Con in Australia Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Carmella celebrates her win on TuesdayWWE star Carmella shared the following photo on Twitter late Tuesday night after she recaptured the Money in the Bank briefcase on last night’s Smackdown Live.#CurrentMood Heading home with my baby pic.twitter.com/JPQqyDl3bC— MELLA I$ MONEY (@CarmellaWWE) June 28, 2017Angry reactions to MITB PPVI joined Darragh O’Connor this past Monday night on 92.5 Phoenix FM in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the angry reactions to Smackdown’s Money in the Bank PPV two weeks ago.You can check out the full broadcast below. June 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm Videos Articles That picture of carmella on a bus with the mitb briefcase is kind of haunting and reminiscent of the ending to the Graduate.The moment where she realizes that (in kayafabe) she threw aside all of morality for a briefcase she realizes…now what. Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Cesaro Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ goddessroleplay Kurt Angle WWE announces Mixed Tag Team Match for 24/7 Championship to open RAW tonight Comments are closed.last_img read more

Opinion Barcelona needs to sell Ivan Rakitic next summer

first_imgWe will tell you the reasons Ivan Rakitic needs to be sold by FC Barcelona next summer, it appears that his time at the Catalan club has passed.Even though Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic is still one of FC Barcelona’s top players, we truly believe that the club needs to sell him next summer and we are going to discuss the reasons we think this is the best option for both parts.The Croatian midfielder is arguably one of his country’s most decorated players alongside Luka Modric, he was an essential part of the National Team that reached a historic World Cup final last summer that they lost against France in Russia.At club level, Ivan Rakitic has practically never stopped winning and growing as a football professional. After starting with Swiss club FC Basel, a young Rakitic was scouted by German side Schalke 04 and they could buy him for €5 million back in 2007.During his time in the Bundesliga, the Croatian midfielder quickly started developing the skills that eventually took him to the Spanish La Liga after Sevilla decided to pay a low €2.5 million to the German club and that’s when his career really started to take off.Ivan Rakitic came to Spain for a long time, and it’s been 9 years already since the first time he arrived.”Sería un gran sueño para mí poder volver a jugar con la camiseta del #SevillaFC”, dijo hace menos de un año un Ivan Rakitic al que ahora, tras llegar Frenkie de Jong, empiezan a ver en la Ciudad Condal fuera del Barça https://t.co/vNu2MesTBi— Carlos Pérez (@carlosperezED) January 25, 2019With the Andalusian club, Ivan Rakitic’s football really started to flourish and his last year with them was the perfect season that called the attention of major clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, and FC Barcelona.With Cesc Fabregas leaving the Catalan club after a failed attempt to succeed there, Barcelona’s number ‘4’ jersey was suddenly open and the Spanish giants were the ones who made the biggest offer for the player.They paid a reported €21 million in 2014, he came alongside Luis Suarez on the same season and he made an immediate impact. Since then, Ivan Rakitic has completely taken charge of the position as one of the most creative midfielders in the club.Since he came to the Catalan club, Rakitic has contributed to the club’s success and won a total of 12 trophies which include three La Liga titles, one Champions League, four Copa del Rey titles, two Spanish Supercups, one UEFA Supercup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.But the new generations are coming and Ivan Rakitic has already won everything at Barcelona, it is time for him to leave room for other great players and also attempt to leave a good amount of money for his transfer to the club that gave him everything.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Con la llegada de nuevos fichajes, canteras y malos partidos de Rakitic. ¿Debería el Barça venderlo y confiar en los jóvenes? pic.twitter.com/LDxEAT3CAP— Soydelbarca_ (@Soydelbarca2) January 25, 2019Even though he is already considered a veteran, Ivan Rakitic still has several good years of great football on his boots and the Catalan club should get a good deal for a World Cup runner-up who has won everything at Barcelona.Frenkie de Jong’s arrival is another reason why he needs to leave, his presence could easily prevent the Dutch young player to grow to become the player that everybody imagines he will transform into someday.The number ‘4’ that Ivan Rakitic wears right now is one that fits Frenkie perfectly, a mythical number at FC Barcelona that not any player can wear and seems destined to belong to De Jong once he comes to the club next summer.All the signs point to Ivan Rakitic leaving FC Barcelona, the only problem here is that manager Ernesto Valverde would oppose his arrival but the club already thinks that even the manager could leave soon if the results don’t come his way throughout the current season.We all know that the main target this season is the Champions League, Valverde will surely resign if he doesn’t win the title and this will leave the open door for players like Rakitic next summer.The player already told Estadio Deportivo that his dream is to return to Sevilla.We keep going 💪⚽️! ➕3️⃣✅ #ForçaBarça 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/xXXS8S84wY— Ivan Rakitic (@ivanrakitic) January 20, 2019Which club do you think could be better for Ivan Rakitic after FC Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Weather Eye Cold tonight rain for weekend

first_imgThe cold front that moved through our local area Wednesday was my kind of storm. Only a brief period of rain, and not much was falling at that. Most areas around Vancouver picked up only a tenth of an inch or less while the coast and mountains received much more.Abundant sunshine followed the fast-moving storm, along with breezy conditions, but that sun sure felt nice. Today we have only a chance of showers, and skies should clear by nightfall, allowing overnight lows dipping into the 30s. There could be some frost in the colder outlying areas, so factor that in for any tender plants outside. We may get a blanket of fog to temper the cooling in some areas.A brief break ends later Friday as a stronger cold front moves in for more moderate rain and blustery conditions all weekend. Another good round of snow in the mountains as cold air aloft moves, in making our highs struggling to top 50 degrees this weekend, so it will feel quite chilly. Snow falls down to very low levels. Another weekend such as the last one, so maybe plan indoor activities.It was very mild Tuesday night and Wednesday morning; our low dipped only to 52 degrees, and our high was 59 at 5 p.m. Could be worse; did you see the big snowstorm that moved out of the Rockies? Temperatures fell from the 80s into the 20s, and snow fell all the way to Texas.In Sunday’s column, I will share rainfall reports from your friends and neighbors for March, so stay tuned.A severe thunderstorm moved through Walla Walla last Thursday and hovered right over the Washington State Penitentiary. A funnel cloud was also sighted. To see a photo, go to University of Washington professor Cliff Mass’ weather blog and scroll down to his April 6 entry.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Weather Systems.last_img read more

VPD civil rights group announce partnership

first_imgThe Vancouver Police Department signed a partnership agreement Thursday with a Latino civil rights organization that aims to bridge potential cultural barriers. Interim Chief Chris Sutter worked on the agreement with Diana Perez, president of the Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens No. 47013, and the organization’s chair of law enforcement relations, Wilfredo Collins. According to the agreement’s philosophy statement: “The department recognizes potential barriers in our community which include language, cultural differences, cultural misunderstandings, mistrust, and fear.”“The signing of this partnership agreement is a result of an ongoing relationship and mutual commitment to enhance communication, strengthen relationships, and reduce cultural barriers.” Sutter said in a news release. “We look forward to establishing similar partnership agreements with other interested diversity groups within our community.”A group of community members and a group of Vancouver police officers will be involved in the partnership. The agreement will be reviewed annually to track progress and objectives.last_img read more

175pound loggerhead turtle released into wild

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A 175-pound loggerhead sea turtle has been released back into the wild.The giant loggerhead was rescued just off of the Florida Keys in December and spent the last three months recovering from intestinal problems at a Marathon animal hospital.Caretakers said she is well enough to go back to the wild and has even gained about 20 pounds.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Google Assistant is coming to Android Messages to infuse AI into your

first_imgGoogle announced new features for the Assistant. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Google wants to add more artificial intelligence to your text messages. The search giant on Monday said it’s bringing the Google Assistant to its Messages app on Android phones. The Assistant, Google’s digital helper software akin to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, can read you the morning’s headlines, help you check into a flight or turn off the lights in your hallway.In the Messages app, though, the focus will be mostly to add more context to your conversations in three areas: movies, restaurants and weather. For example, if you’re chatting with a friend and mention the restaurant Halu in San Francisco, the Assistant might recommend sending a card with more information about the restaurant to your friend. The suggestion would appear next to the automatic Smart Replies that pop up above the keyboard in chat app. google-assistant-messages-android-2 Andrew Hoyle/CNET Google made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.The new feature comes after Google said in December it was shutting down its Allo chat app. The app, which first debuted in 2016, was one of the first products to showcase the Google Assistant. Scott Huffman, head of engineering for the Assistant, said in an interview that Google learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t with Allo. For example, he said the Assistant seemed too intrusive in Allo, like it was a third person in the conversation. Instead, he said people wanted something more light-touch, which would suggest information people could insert into the conversation if they wanted. “This is a much more focused injection,” Huffman said. “You can decide if information from the Assistant is something you want to add to the conversation, or you can ignore it.”Google’s vision for the Assistant has become ineasingly ambitious over the past year. In May, the company announced a feature called Duplex that lets the software make an appointment on your behalf by talking in a jaw-droppingly human-sounding voice. Last month, Google introduced an Interpreter mode for the Assistant that acts as a real-time translator for two people speaking different languages. google-assistant-messages-android Andrew Hoyle/CNET Still, as aspirational as those features are, the most important for the Assistant right now is in smartphones. Last month, Google announced the Assistant was on 1 billion devices — with the vast majority on Android phones (though the company won’t say exactly how many).On Sunday, Google said it was adding a dedicated Assistant button to a slew of phones, including ones by LG, Nokia and Xiaomi. With those new partnerships, Google said it expects 100 million devices to launch with an Assistant button.In emerging marketsGoogle also announced on Monday that the Assistant is expanding on devices that may seem an unlikely choice: feature phones. The company is launching voice typing on KaiOS, a mobile operating system designed for feature phones and cheaper devices in emerging markets. The voice-typing feature could be particularly helpful on low-end phones with just a small keyboard or number pad. Pressing a button on the phone activates a mode that lets you dictate words in a text field on the screen. Google is also launching the Assistant in seven more Indic languages: Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Urdu. Those languages join Marathi, which Google added to the Assistant last summer. Tags • Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Post a comment Google Alphabet Inc.center_img See All Mobile World Congress 2019 Mobile World Congress 2019 Share your voice reading • Google Assistant is coming to Android Messages to infuse AI into your chats Tech Industry 0last_img read more