Here is your horoscope for June 11

first_imgARIESGet in touch with your inner guide and trust your intuition as it is showing you where to go right now. Your priorities are made clear and situations or relationships are easy to resolve. Professional matters take precedence as you have deadlines to meet. Lucky number 3. Colour cherry red.TAURUSMake sure you are not stuck in a head-trip, which blocks you from seeing different points of view. Lighten up and use your great practical wisdom to achieve your own goals without competing with others. You are subtle while handling emotional situations. Lucky number 15. Colour brown.GEMINIYou are creative and strong in professional projects with new ideas and original concepts. You are generous in family and personal relationships, preserving goodwill and harmony. You have the energy for sport, social activity and hectic schedules. Lucky number 5. Colour earthy brown.CANCERAfter a stressful time you feel depleted, tend to think negatively and undermine your confidence. Instead of making unstable efforts to achieve success, stay with decisions and avoid vacillating. Retain your self-esteem and display dynamic aspects and qualities. Lucky number 7. Colour red.LEOYou tend to go over the top by over reacting to situations emotionally and over indulging in food, drink, work etc. Maintain balance in all areas to gain stability and success. Inner centering and awareness bring a new transformation in relationships and work. Lucky number 7. Colour green.VIRGOYou fall in love with a new person or new idea as eight Wands of light create energy of high velocity. Things happen quickly and you have to be ready with swift decisions or you could miss a golden opportunity. Unexpected happenings can trigger off many changes. Lucky number 8. Colour pink.advertisementLIBRAYou bring stability and order in professional projects with a dynamic, forceful and assertive approach. You need to reassure friends and family about your love for them. Sharing and enjoying the little joys of life is as important as achieving great success. Lucky number 4. Colour yellow.SCORPIOInception of a new venture and partnership proves to be gainful and progressive. You make new beginnings in relationships with a positive approach. A path to complete a difficult assignment opens up for you as you get assistance from an experienced person. Lucky number 14. Colour white.SAGITTARIUSYou are able to influence trends and changes in your field of activity. Despite having a hold on situations and people, there is a harmony of justice that you are appreciated for. Love, romance and loyalty in relationships opens doors to many possibities. Lucky number 2. Colour red.CAPRICORNYour winning strategy is one of pacific resistance rather than dynamic offensive. You maintain your position of power as business situations stabilize. You are able to negotiate deals and come to terms with conflicting interests. Relationships are invaluable. Lucky number 4. Colour red.AQUARIUSRuthless people with overweening ambition need to be avoided. You tend to get emotional easily so remain centered and witnessing within rather than over reacting to situations. Deep feelings of love in relationships are countered by negative attitudes at work. Lucky number 6. Colour blue.PISCESThere is love and peace in relationships. Business and financial matters are arranged and settled according to plan. A joyful event brings much happiness. Whatever you pursue, is crowned with perfect success. Be simple and straightforward to resolve issues. Lucky number 10. Colour orange.last_img read more

congatec presents 10 new high-end modules for embedded edge computing

first_img Continue Reading Previous Eurotech integrates Infineon TPM to enable end-to-end security for IoT Edge SolutionsNext Kontron S&T acquires industrial mainboard business from Fujitsu Technology Solutions congatec announced 10 new COM Express Type 6 modules featuring the best and latest Intel embedded processor technology. The four Intel Xeon, three Intel Core, two Intel Celeron and one Intel Pentium processors are all based on the same Intel microarchitecture (codenamed Coffee Lake H). This enables congatec to provide all 10 new processors on one COM Express module design the conga-TS370. A total of 14 processor module variants are now available on this single microarchitecture, offering extremely wide scalability. The spearhead in terms of computing power is the 45 watt 6-core module with 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon E-2276ME processor. It provides the highest embedded computing performance with integrated high-performance processor graphics currently available worldwide, while the 2.4 GHz Intel Celeron G4930E processor module with 35 watts sets the new price-performance benchmark.Particularly noteworthy are the two 6-core congatec modules with a TDP of 25 watts offered on Intel Xeon E-2276ML and Intel Core i7-9850HL processors. They enable developers to create completely passively cooled embedded edge computing systems that can run up to 12 standalone virtual machines in parallel thanks to hyperthreading. This allows operation even in fully sealed systems, under the harshest environmental conditions and with the highest IP protection. The same applies to the two quad-core modules with Intel Xeon E-2254ML or Intel Core i3-9100HL processor as well as the Intel Celeron G4932E processor-based module, all featuring a partly configurable TDP of 25 watts.Other applications besides embedded edge computing include classic high-end medical imaging systems and HMIs as well as high-end gaming, infotainment and digital signage systems that require best-in-class computing power and throughput on a single die in tandem with the Intel graphics technology.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

There will always be rivalry between India and Bangladesh on field: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan Thursday said there was “no shame” in his disastrous run of form in the Tests against England as his plans did not work out despite giving his all.Dhawan, whose place in the Test team is under threat for the home series against the West Indies, seemed unfazed about a possible axe.The batsman, who has made a Test comeback in the past on the basis of his stellar showing in white-ball cricket, is back amongst the runs in the ongoing Asia Cup.Also Read – India clear favourites against charged-up Bangladesh in Asia Cup final”I think it always helps when you perform well (irrespective of the form). Agar fayda hona hoga to ho jayega, nahi hona hoga to nai hoga (we will see if my current form helps me in Tests). Whenever I play, red ball or white ball, I utilise whatever knowledge I have of the game,” said Dhawan on the eve of the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh here.Match prediction India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Final: Predicted playing XI of India and Bangladesh”If you talk about the England Test, I did not do well but I gave it all. Others played better than me. I accept it. There is no shame in it. Then I came here to play white ball cricket, had different plans because of different conditions. Sometimes they (plans) work sometimes they don’t,” the stylish left-hander said in his defence.Talking about Friday’s final, Dhawan said Bangladesh will pose a stiff challenge even though India beat them comfortably in Super Four.advertisementIndia vs Bangladesh live streaming, 2018 Asia Cup final live telecast: Where to watch Ind vs Bang live streaming online”Pakistan may be a bigger team on paper but Bangladesh played better cricket than them and are in the final again. They are always tough to beat, especially at home. They are showing by performances they have gotten so much better. They know how to play under pressure.Kedar Jadhav’s day out with MS Dhoni ahead of Asia Cup final”They play fearlessly against big teams and you have to appreciate that. Having said that, it takes time (to win major events). For them reaching the final is a also a big thing. Hopefully, we will win tomorrow but you will see them crossing the barrier in some other tournament.”Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have provided India solid starts and that is one of the reasons why the side is unbeaten in the tournament.Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Afghanistan stars console heartbroken young Indian fanWhen asked whether there was extra pressure on the two senior batsmen in the absence of skipper Virat Kohli, the southpaw said: “It was not like that we felt that we had more responsibility in Virat’s absence. It was a tournament where the management could give opportunity to the upcoming players, find out who all are equipped to bat in the middle order.”That is why we took rest also (against Afghanistan) so that guys who have not spent time in the middle get to do that. Virat around or not, Rohit and I approach every match the same way, with the same effort. There is obviously a lot of difference between England weather and the weather here but we train well to deal with that.”On India-Bangladesh rivalry getting bigger with time, especially after the 2015 series when the latter won at home, Dhawan added: “Well, there was rivalry before that also. There will always be rivalry on the field. Off the field, we are friends but on it we have to do our job.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

New Zealand focused on how to best combat Virat Kohli, says Kane Williamson

first_imgNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson has said they will primarily be focused on how to “best combat” Virat Kohli in the limited-overs series starting from Wednesday in Napier. India and New Zealand play 5 one day internationals and 3 Twenty20 internationals from January 23 to February 10.Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the first player to win the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Cricketer of the Year, the Test Cricketer of the Year and the 2018 Cricketer of the Year.Virat Kohli finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket in 2018 with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.”Someone like Virat is certainly a player I admire and enjoy watching and he’s pushing the boundaries of the game so that’s brilliant,” Williamson said on the eve of first ODI.He said Kohli was a passionate and world-class cricketer.”He’s a respectful guy and I’ve known him for a very long time but as a player, obviously, word class and our focus is more about that and his cricketing ability and how we can combat him as best as we can,” Williamson said.Williamson felt that the passion with which Kohli approaches his cricket has made him a crowd puller around the world.”He’s always a challenge to come up against and is someone who is most admired in terms of how he goes about his cricket and he’s formidable in his run scoring so he’s definitely a player of note to try to shut down.”advertisementWilliamson believed the pitch at McLean Park could aid batsmen.”…So it’s important the batting group puts together a plan that is good but, at the same time, the bowlers have a massive role in that in trying to nullify the strengths in both oppositions,” he said.Returning the compliment, the Indian run-machine also lauded the prolific Williamson, calling him one of the best in the world.”Williamson is easily one of the best players in the world. So easy on the eye, great to watch and I personally enjoy his batting and when he is on song he is easily one of the most attractive batsmen to watch.”He is always going to be a solid player for NZ purely because of what all he has done over the years in all three formats.”Kohli picked Williamson and Ross Taylor as batsmen his team would look to dismiss cheaply.”He more or less makes the team win when he is scoring runs, so that tells you about his awareness about the game and hence he is leading the side and guiding it in the right direction. So Kane will be a factor but at the same time Rosco (Taylor) and other guys as well.”You can’t take anyone for granted and their batting revolves around Kane and Ross in ODIs especially, the other guys bat around them and we are aware of that and working on our plans,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli first player ever to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awardsAlso Read | Virat Kohli completes historic hat-trick: Full list of ICC award winnersAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in Australialast_img read more



First China-Built Ferry Enters Service

zoom San Sha No. 1, the first Ro-Pax ferry purposely designed and built in China for the Chinese market, entered service on January 1.San Sha was delivered to China’s southernmost city Sansha in Hainan Province to tackle the city’s lack of transportation capacity. The ship can carry wheeled cargo, containers, trailers, as well as passengers.Measuring 122.3 meters in length and 21 meters in width, the ship has a displacement of 7,800 tons with endurance of 6,000 nautical miles. It can accommodate up to 456 passengers and 20 standard trailers.Once in operation, the ship will shorten the cruise time from Qinglan Port in Wenchang city, Hainan Province to Yongxing Island of Sansha City from 15 hours to 10 hours.The Qiongsha No.3 Ship, currently in use, has not been able to satisfy the transportation needs of Sansha city, due to its relatively small tonnage.Bo-Hai Shipyard was commissioned to build the ferry, based on the design provided by Knud E. Hansen naval architects. read more


first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Gene Simmons, legendary frontman and co-founder of KISS, one of rock’s most successful and longest-running bands, announces three Ontario appearances this November. After an epic and storied 45-year career, and hot on the heels of “End of the Road,” his final world tour with KISS, Gene Simmons sits down with Canadian audiences for an intimate and candid conversation. (CNW Group/UP Next PR) Twitter Audience members will be invited to take part in the conversation through an interactive Question & Answer period that promises to generate an interesting discussion.Simmons’ three Ontario appearances begin in London on November 6th at The Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens. A stop in Niagara Falls follows on November 8th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The final appearance will take place in Peterborough on November, 9th at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Information on how to participate in the Q&A will be announced soon! Tickets for the London show go on sale Friday, June 21st at 12 NOON EST.  Tickets for the Niagara Falls and Peterborough shows go on sale Wednesday, June 26th at 10 AM EST for further event information visit www.genesimmonscanada.comAbout Gene Simmons:Gene Simmons is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1949 named Chaim Witz, when Gene was just eight years old, his mother decided to move to the United States. They settled in New York City, and she felt that he needed to have a name that sounded more American, so she changed his name to Eugene Klein. He would not know wealth until after he became a well-known musician and performer with KISS the hard rock band that rose to unbelievable heights of fame. Simmons co-founded KISS, America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS also boasted over 3,000 licensed/merchandise items and in 2014 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Simmons film and television accolades include the film titled “Detroit Rock City.” Simmons went on to create a reality television show, where he starred alongside his wife, daughter, and son in the series “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.”   With a fortune at his disposal, he could do anything that he wants. He chooses to travel and to share his wisdom with others.center_img LONDON, ON – Gene Simmons, legendary frontman and co-founder of KISS, one of rock’s most successful and longest-running bands, announces three Ontario appearances this November.After an epic and storied 45-year career, and hot on the heels of “End of the Road,” his final world tour with KISS, Gene Simmons sits down with Canadian audiences for an intimate and candid conversation. Simmons who rose to fame in the ’70s as the blood-spitting, fire-breathing, bass-playing Demon will share his life stories in this tell-all moderated discussion on how he approached his band as a business, stepping up to new opportunities and taking massive risks. The entrepreneur, author, television personality and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, who with KISS sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, will unleash his acumen and lay out his secrets on what it takes to climb the ranks to join the wealthy and powerful in his unstoppable and unapologetic style. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

DGCA talks rising airfares with airlines to engage with them for followup

first_imgNew Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA will continue to monitor airfare movements on a daily basis and also engage with airline for appropriate action, a senior official said Tuesday amid concerns over rising ticket prices. With crisis-hit Jet Airways drastically curtailing its operations, there has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated on various routes. As concerns persist on higher air ticket prices, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of airlines, the official said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAirlines were advised to continue to monitor at their level and provide information to the DGCA to keep fares low as far as possible, he noted. “Airlines representative also intimated DGCA that they have removed the few higher buckets from sale and offering tickets to passengers in lower fare buckets. “DGCA will continue to monitor fare movement on daily basis and engage with airline for appropriate action,” the official added. According to him, the regulator monitors domestic airfares on a daily basis, particularly on high density routes and routes where alternate mode of transport is not available or is difficult. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostBased on the monitoring process, the DGCA engages with airlines when the spurt in airfares is observed in any sector for appropriate action, he added. Earlier in the day, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc,” Prabhu said in a tweet. Besides asking Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety, Prabhu also called for working with all stakeholders for their well being.last_img read more

In Memoriam Prominent Moroccan Figures We Bid Farewell to in 2016

Rabat – As every year, the world loses treasured iconic figures who, throughout their professional careers, realized many remarkable accomplishments. In 2016, we were obliged to bid farewell to a number of renowned figures. Morocco World News remembers them here and pays tribute to their achievements in and contributions to their various fields.Leila AlaouiLeila AlaouiDuring a terrorist attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, last January, French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui died after she was seriously injured in the attack. Terrorists bullets struck Alaoui in the lung, abdomen, arm, leg and kidney while she was having dinner at a restaurant named Cappuccino when the assault started. She was among those evacuated from the hotel by the Burkinabe security forces.Just a few days after Alaoui’s tragic death, King Mohammed VI provided a private jet to repatriate her remains to Morocco.Alaoui was born in Paris in 1982. She was also a video artist, incorporating her experiences across the globe into her art, highlighting her critical and creative talents worldwide.Tayeb SaddikiTayeb SaddikiMoroccan theater and literature suffered a great loss on February 5th with the death of Playwright Tayeb Saddiki at the age of 77. Saddiki was the artistic director of the National Theater Mohammed V in Rabat and CEO of the Municipal Theater of Casablanca from 1964-1977.The Essaouira acting career spanned 18 films. He was also the author of 36 adaptations of foreign plays, 24 original pieces, 18 collaborations and the director of 85 plays, including his most famous, “Al Haraz.”The deceased playwright was awarded several distinctions for his successful artworks, including the Wissam al Massira from the late King Hassan II in 1976. In 2004, King Mohammed VI granted Saddiki the Intellectual Merit Medal, better known in Arabic as the Wissam al-Kafaâ al-Fikria, one of the highest royal distinctions in Morocco.Abdelbari ZamzamiAbdelbari ZamzamiOn February 10th, Moroccan Islamic scholar Abdelbari Zamzami died in Tangier after a lengthy battle with cancer. Known for his controversial fatwas, the deceased was once a member of the Moroccan parliament and also a founding member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.His funeral took place in Tangier after the Asr prayer.Moha Oulhouceine ‘Maestro’Moha Oulhouceine ‘Maestro’At the age of 113, Moroccan iconic artist emblematic figure of the Middle Atlas’ Ahidous art, Moha Oulhouceine Achibane, known better as “The Maestro,” died at his home in the village of Azrou Aït Lahcen. in the Khenifra Province on February 19th, 2016.The Maestro was the first Moroccan to light the torch at the FIFA World Cup in Spain in 1982. He embarked on his artistic career in 1950, dedicating his energies to Moroccan art for more than 60 years.During his lifetime the deceased artist received numerous international accolades, presented to him  by world famous personalities.Malika MalakMalika MalakOn March 7th, news of the death of renowned Moroccan journalist Malika Malak at Rabat Military Hospital struck a blow to Moroccan media.Malak died after a lengthy illness. She was a television presenter, serving for more than 20 years with  Channel 2M TV.The deceased journalist rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s for her successful shows on Moroccan channel 2M TV, “Wajhoun wa Hadath (1993-1996) and “Fi Al Wajiha” (1998-2004), where she hosted a multitude of Moroccan prominent politicians.Miloud ChaabiMiloud ChaabiOn April 26th, Moroccan tycoon and politician, Miloud Chaabi, died in Germany at the age of 86. Chaabi was among Morocco’s richest men, listed as Africa’s richest real estate magnate by Forbes Billionaires in 2015.Born in 1930 in Essaouirra, Chaabi was the founder and owner of the Ynna Holding company and the Aswak Assalam supermarket group, and its property division, Chaabi Lil Iskane. He was also proprietor of the Ryad Mogador hotel chain, which opened its first hotel in the city of Essaouira in 1999.Chaabi was a proud member of the Moroccan parliament until his resignation in December 2014, due to ill health.Boris ToledanoBoris ToledanoMorocco’s Jewish community mourned the death of the president of the Jewish community of Casablanca on August 10th, at the age of 97.The sad news of Boris’s death was announced by a member of the Casablanca Jewish community, Vanessa Paloma, who told Morocco World News that “Mr. Boris Toledano was a man who, from his young age, lived up to his principles – he fought against Franco’s fascism as a young student caught in Spain coming from Larache – it was this heroic deed that prohibited him from returning to his hometown when he came back to Morocco after his studies.”Boris died a natural death and was buried in the cemetery of Ben M’Sik.Taher Raad Taher RaadMorocco was saddened on September 1st by the death of former Morocco international goalkeeper, Taher Raad, at the age of 70, following a heart attack.Raad was one of the prominent players for Chabab Mohammedia, where he managed to win Morocco’s Throne Cup in 1979.He was also one of the participants who led Morocco to victory at the Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco in 1976, in Ethiopia.The deceased was laid to rest in the Sidi Mohammed Lamlih cemetery in Mohammedia.Brahim ZniberBrahim ZniberOn September 30th, Moroccan businessman Brahim Zniber died in Meknes at the age of 96, also following a long illness.Born in 1920 in Salé, Zniber was the founder of the Diana Holding group. He was considered as one of the tycoons who contributed to the economic development of Morocco, particularly in the agricultural sector.Zniber started an agricultural firm in 1956 with the acquisition of the domain “Aît Harzallah,” in Meknes region.Ahmed ZemmouriAhmed ZemmouriLast October, Morocco lost a personage of rare heroic quality with the death of one of the leaders who thwarted Skhirat’s Coup d’état.  Ahmed Zemmouri was dead at the age of 84.Zemmouri was a former high-ranking civil servant in the Ministry of Interior. He died in Rabat following a lengthy illness.The decedent’s family and his close friends mourned the death of Zemmouri, expressing their admiration for his dedication to serving Morocco and labeling him as a “role model of patriotism.”Zemmouri was among the first Moroccan graduates of Saint Syr Military College in 1959.Edited by Constance Guindon© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. 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SNCLavalin says Swiss investigating agents hired for Libya projects

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has confirmed that it made payments for more than a decade to commercial agents for projects in Libya, payments it says part of an investigation by Swiss authorities.The Montreal-based engineering and construction giant said Monday that it retained Duvel Securities Inc. and Dinova International Inc. in connection with projects in the North African country between 2001 and 2011.We strongly believe that anyone found to have committed any wrongdoing in connection to this or any other investigation should be brought to justiceThe payments were unrelated to the $56-million in payments for two projects that were disclosed following an independent investigation by the company, said spokeswoman Leslie Quinton.“However, subsequent to the independent review, we learned that all or certain payments made to these companies were likely being reviewed by Swiss authorities in their investigation,” she said in an email issued after markets closed.The statement came after a Swiss TV report said SNC-Lavalin’s former head of construction has been formally charged in relation to at least $139-million in payments in North Africa.The company has long said those original $56-million in payments were not related to Libya. Published reports have suggested that at least one of the unnamed projects was Montreal’s superhospital.SNC-Lavalin said it learned of the investigation into Riadh Ben Aissa by Swiss authorities in mid-April, after it disclosed the results of its independent review, but that it has limited information.“Because this investigation is ongoing and we continue to co-operate with authorities, there is very little we are able to add at this time.”SNC-Lavalin said it provided information and documentation to the appropriate authorities, including what it had on Duvel and Dinova.“While we are not aware of any evidence that funds paid to these companies were misused, to the extent any fiduciaries of the company are found to have misused company funds, we reserve our right to makes claims to recover these amounts,” she added.“We also reiterate that we strongly believe that anyone found to have committed any wrongdoing in connection to this or any other investigation should be brought to justice.”SNC-Lavalin said it will continue to co-operate with investigations and has taken steps to reinforce its procedures to strengthen internal controls and processes.Swiss public broadcaster RTS, citing unnamed sources, reported that Ben Aissa faces charges, including money laundering that tie him to at least $139-million in payments. The report said authorities have tracked money moving from SNC to Swiss bank accounts registered to companies in the British Virgin Islands.According to RTS, a Geneva lawyer who also faces charges alongside Ben Aissa created Duvel Securities Inc. and Dinova International Inc. in the British Virgin Islands for Ben Aissa, whose bank accounts were mostly at EFG Bank in Geneva.It said tens of millions of francs passed through the Geneva accounts of these offshore companies since 2001.Efforts to reach representatives of the two companies were not immediately successful.Swiss authorities wouldn’t confirm the report, saying details of its criminal investigation are not made public before the trial phase.“The investigations are still ongoing and we are not able provide more information right now, nor comment on information relayed by the media or to confirm their content,” spokesman Jeannette Balmer said in an email.A Montreal law firm that represented Ben Aissa in the past said it now longer has a relationship with him. The Tunisian lawyer for his brother said he passed on requests for comment to Rafik Benaissa.Ben Aissa has been held on suspicion of corrupting a public official, fraud and money laundering tied to his dealings in North Africa.SNC-Lavalin shares tumbled in Monday trading after the report surfaced. The shares fell by 4.5% in early trading, but closed down 2.19%, or 91 cents to $40.63 in Monday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Analyst Maxim Sytchev of AltaCorp Capital said Monday that investors were concerned at the discrepancy between the $56-million originally cited by the company and the latest tally of more than $139-million.But he said there are few known facts or any indication that SNC-Lavalin will be forced to take a charge to reflect the higher amount.In a report, he said the $139-million figure doesn’t imply that additional money is missing, but the reported charges against Ben Aissa means that SNC-Lavalin is closer to finding out where the money ended up.“As a result, we do not believe that investors should be shaving off $190-million of market capitalization from SNC-Lavalin this morning. Once again, the market does not like the company’s name being dragged through the mud, even though there is no indication that today’s reports implies anything else from an accounting perspective for SNC-Lavalin.”Ultimately, he said investors should focus on SNC-Lavalin’s “pristine” balance sheet, strong backlog, valuable concessions and ability to win new contracts.Ben Aissa was in charge of business dealings in his native Tunisia as well as Libya, where the company won lucrative contracts with the former regime of Moammar Gadhafi.The RCMP executed search warrants at SNC-Lavalin’s Montreal headquarters in April. The company said it was co-operating with the RCMP investigation.The raid followed an investigation into bidding on projects in Bangladesh that prompted RCMP searches of SNC’s Toronto-area offices last September.Earlier this month, Ben Aissa’s brother filed a $5-million lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court alleging the company caused him harm by using Ben Aissa as a “scapegoat” while protecting its interests in Libya in the face of political change.Rafik Benaissa, an American-based orthopedic surgeon, said the Canadian company’s attack on his brother followed 27 years of supporting and funding his work with the regime of former leader Moammar Gadhafi.The allegations have not been tested in court.In September, an Ontario judge certified a $1-billion class-action lawsuit against SNC-Lavalin on behalf of investors who saw the value of their investment in the company plummet following revelations of the mysterious payments in North Africa.The claim arises from alleged payments made by SNC-Lavalin to members, associates and agents of the Gadhafi regime to secure contracts for infrastructure projects in Libya.The allegations made in the class action have not been tested in court, and SNC has said it intends to “defend our interests vigorously.” read more

Relief efforts in Chad hampered by heavy rains and sandstorms UN agencies

Thousands of refugees have been forced to hurriedly relocate with their belongings after their temporary homes near the Sudanese border became flooded this week, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Briefing reporters in Geneva, UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond said convoys transferring refugees to safer camps further inside Chad had to slow down Wednesday because sandstorms reduced visibility.The annual rainy season started in early June but has only now reached the northern section of the border between Chad and Sudan, cutting off roads and making it extremely difficult for humanitarian workers to deliver aid.Mr. Redmond said many refugees this week had to walk through flooded seasonal riverbeds, carrying their belongings on their heads, to find drier ground after the heavy downpours began near the border town of Bahai.UN agencies have so far managed to transfer more than 127,000 mostly black African refugees from the Sudanese region of Darfur to nine Chadian camps that are away from the border and the threat of further raids by the Arab Janjaweed militias. About 1,000 refugees are being relocated each day. Another 50,000 people still live in makeshift shelters close to the border.Meanwhile, in Western Darfur, the World Food Programme (WFP) is planning its first airdrop of emergency supplies next week because so many roads are impassable since the rains began.In South Darfur, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are concerned about a sudden rise in the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) at a camp at Kalma. There are now 70,000 residents at the camp, with more people arriving every day – compared to 30,000 at the end of last month.In a separate development, delegates from the Sudanese Government and the UN today concluded the first meeting of the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) – which is designed to alleviate the humanitarian crisis and stop the fighting in Darfur.The JIM was set up to make sure Khartoum and the UN meet the pledges made in a joint communiqué signed on 3 July. That agreement included a promise by Sudan to disarm the Janjaweed, end the impunity for people committing human rights abuses and remove all obstacles to humanitarian access. The UN said it would provide urgent aid relief and play its part in any peace efforts.Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, attended the meetings for the UN and will return to New York next week, a UN spokesperson said. The next JIM meeting is scheduled for 2 August.Negotiations have also begun in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the African Union (AU) is attempting to mediate between the Sudanese Government and Darfur rebel groups, who have been fighting each other since early last year. Mohamed Sahnoun, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Africa, participated in the talks. read more

Joint Services operation leads to gun ammo find on Pomeroon River

The vessel that was interceptedA Joint Services exercise on Friday around 15:15h by ranks of the Police, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Coast Guard led to the interception of a cargo vessel that was found with an unlicenced 12 gauge shotgun and 67 matching cartridges concealed in the bow of the boat.The unlicenced 12 gauge shotgunOperating at a Floating Base located at the Pomeroon River mouth, the team commanded by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, stopped and searched the cargo vessel.The shotgun cartridgesThe Captain, 28, of Jacklow, Pomeroon, and the 32-year-old bowman also of Jacklow, Pomeroon, who reportedly admitted ownership, are in custody pending charges. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPomeroon boat captain charged with illegal ammunition possession granted $250,000 bailOctober 9, 2018In “Court”Cops arrest man found with shotgun in MahaiconyAugust 28, 2019In “Crime”Pomeroon man feared drowned – after boat hits Ballahoo he was travelling inApril 27, 2016In “Local News” read more

Momir Ilić will end career at Veszprem

Momir IlicMVM VeszpremRK Gorenje The ex-Serbian NT captain Momir Ilić has commited his future to Veszprem by signing new contract deal which will keep him in red jersey until 2019! The 34-years olf left back came to Veszprem in summer 2013 with the valid contract until 2017. Extension means that two times EHF CL top scorer will end his career in Hungary, because in summmer 2019, he will be 38.Ilić played seven years in Germany before Veszprem, three in Gummersbach and four in Kiel.He began proffesional career in home team – RK Šamot, afterwards strong shooter played at RK Kolubara and RK Radnički Fidelinka before the begining of international career with Slovenian RK Gorenje Velenje in 2004. ← Previous Story Spanish “lucky losers” grab ticket for Rio! Next Story → NEAGUMANIA: Cristina gets hand-kiss from TV commentator! read more

United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children

first_imgTHE UNITED NATIONS demanded today that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to civil authorities, in an unprecedented and scathing report.The UN watchdog for children’s rights said the Holy See should also hand over its archives on sexual abuse of tens of thousands of children so that culprits, as well as “those who concealed their crimes”, could be held accountable.The watchdog’s exceptionally blunt paper – the most far-reaching critique of the Church hierarchy by the world body – followed its public grilling of Vatican officials last month.“The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of the perpetrators,” the report said.The Vatican was expected to issue a statement on the report later today.The UN committee on the Rights of the Child said the Catholic Church had not yet taken measures to prevent a repeat of cases such as Ireland’s Magdalene laundries scandal, where girls were arbitrarily placed in conditions of forced labour.It called for an internal investigation of the laundries and similar institutions so that whose who were responsible could be prosecuted and that “full compensation be paid to the victims and their families”.A commission created by Pope Francis in December should investigate all cases of child sexual abuse “as well as the conduct of the Catholic hierarchy in dealing with them,” the report said.Abusers had been moved from parish to parish or other countries “in an attempt to cover-up such crimes,” it added.“Due to a code of silence imposed on all members of the clergy under penalty of excommunication, cases of child sexual abuse have hardly ever been reported to the law enforcement authorities in the countries where such crimes occurred,” the UN body said.At a public session last month, the committee pushed Vatican delegates to reveal the scope of the decades-long sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests that Pope Francis called “the shame of the Church”.The Holy See’s delegation, answering questions from an international rights panel for the first time since the scandals broke more than two decades ago, denied allegations of a Vatican cover-up and said it had set clear guidelines to protect children from predator priests.Copyright 2014 Thomson Reuters/ Click for Restrictions.last_img read more

Van Dijk admits he has a lot to learn

first_imgVirgil van Dijk believes he still has a lot to learn after winning the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for December: “There is still so much to get better at.”The Liverpool defender was in excellent form as 2018 drew to a close, featuring in every game as the Reds climbed to the top with seven consecutive league wins.Van Dijk helped secure four clean sheets and bagged his first Premier League goal in the 2-0 victory against Wolves.The Dutchman saw off strong competition to claim the individual honour for his performances and is the first defender to scoop the award for almost six years.“I didn’t know that but I’m very proud to win this,” he told LFC.TV upon receiving the trophy at Melwood on Friday.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“All credit to everyone that helped me win it and the fans who have been supporting me. December was a great month and hopefully, we can keep going.“It was a fantastic month for all of us, there were some great games. I enjoyed every bit of it. The Arsenal game was a great game to play in – it was obviously a fantastic win.”“I’ve improved in every aspect of my game but there is still so much to learn and to get better at,” he said ahead of Saturday’s league meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion.“I’m working every day to get to where I want to be – I want to get the maximum out of myself. That’s [done] by working every day and making sure that you give everything for the team and for your club.”last_img read more

Polk will have the first sound bar to support Alexa multiroom

first_img News • Google Chromecast vs Apple AirPlay: Which is better for streaming from your phone? Mentioned Above Google Chromecast Sarah Tew/CNET Watch out Sonos: Polk said Tuesday that its Command Bar will be the first third-party sound bar to support Amazon’s multiroom music (MRM) ecosystem. Amazon announced at a press event back in September that third-party speakers, such as Polk, would soon get MRM capability. As far as we can tell, the Command Bar is the first such non-Amazon speaker, period — sound bar or otherwise. We’ve asked Amazon for confirmation of this and will update this article if we receive a reply.A software update for the Command Bar, rolling out Tuesday, will let you group the sound bar with Amazon’s Echo speakers for music throughout the house.MRM lets you listen to music on one or more compatible speakers in a home at once — aka “Party Mode.” You can say something like “Alexa, play System of a Down everywhere” and every compatible speaker on the system would play Bounce, simultaneously. MRM been available since August 2017 on Amazon’s own speakers like the Echo and Echo Dot. Share your voice reading • Polk will have the first sound bar to support Alexa multiroom Polk Command Bar Tags Review • Chromecast review (updated): Google’s $35 streamer inches forward, but not past Roku See it Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 1:49 Google Chromecast MRM competes with Google’s Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and manufacturer-specific platforms such as Sonos, Denon HEOS and Yamaha MusicCast. Sonos itself is also rumored to receive MRM capability, but Sonos representatives did not respond immediately to CNET’s request for comment. The Polk Command Bar is a sound bar with built-in Alexa that competes directly against the Sonos Beam. Its included wireless subwoofer gives it better sound quality than the Beam for a lower price, and in my review I called it “the best Alexa-compatible sound bar yet.”Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.See it at Amazon $40 See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Preview • Google’s $35 Chromecast stick pushes Netflix, YouTube to your TV Polk’s Command Bar is the sound bar for Alexa fans Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment 0 27 Photos Apple Now playing: Watch this: Alexa Amazon Bluetooth Google Applelast_img read more

PUBG Mobile tricks 6 pro tips to master your game

first_img Watch: PM Modi’s PUBG Game comment makes everyone laugh at ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0’ IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:27Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:26?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … PUBG Mobile is a global sensation in the battle-royale gaming genre and it has achieved immense success despite multiple games trying to win over mobile gamers. The popular title recently breached 400 million downloads and made profits worth $146 million in the month of May 2019 alone.PUBG Mobile’s recent updates have introduced some interesting aspects to keep players hooked to the game. The 4×4 Deathmatch mode is entirely new and brings a new scope of gameplay within PUBG Mobile. But to master any mode, be it Arcade or Classic, a player must practice a few things to ace every game.Being a pro-PUBG Mobile player has its own perks. The developer Tencent Games is known for hosting several eSports championships in India and abroad, which brings in fame as well as monetary rewards to winners and participants. PUBG Mobile might be a fun game to play, but it is also serving as a foundation for eSports arenas in India. This might be a good time to up your game with some simple tricks.Getting startedHaving a good smartphone with the specs to handle PUBG Mobile goes a long way. It is not necessary that your smartphone supports high graphics, but it can automatically choose the best setting to give you seamless gameplay. It is important to understand your device and the way it can handle the GPU-heavy PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile tips and tricksPUBG MobileGo to the game settings and customize it according to your needs. Make sure the background apps are closed, you have a stable internet connection and choose your server to get the best gaming experience.Practice will make you perfectAs you level up in the game, it gets harder to get that Chicken Dinner. But PUBG Mobile has Arcade mode, which offers various gaming matches besides the regular battle-royale classic match. Arcade mode in PUBG Mobile helps you improve your gaming skills, be it sniper or combat. Pro players recommend spending half of your gaming time on these modes as it can improve overall skills, much needed to get those Chicken Dinners you so badly crave.Plan ahead and stick with your teamPlanning your game and having a strategy in place is the thumb rule for any battle-royale game. In PUBG Mobile, there’s ample time for you to decide where you land and make the odds favor you. Think smart, keep survival in mind and of course go for the hot loot locations. PUBG Mobile tips and tricksPUBG MobileWhen you are a part of the squad, make sure you stick with the team. This is crucial as having your comrades by your side increases your chances of survival. Be your own player while solo, but think from a team’s perspective when you are in a squad. High kill rate won’t matter if you can’t survive till the end.The secret weaponThe secret weapon is not really a weapon, it is more of a practice that you should be accustomed to. Keep moving, never stand still as that one moment standing without motion can land a mark on your head. Be it while picking loot from your enemy’s box or from an airdrop, or sniping out an opponent from a distance with your favorite sniper rifle, keep moving and don’t give away your position to anyone who might be watching you. Be aware of your six at all times. PUBG Mobile tips and tricksPUBG MobileIt’s a game of patienceYou might be a hot-headed player with the aim to take out anyone who comes your way. But there’s a risk in doing so. It is important to be patient and know when to back out when the game isn’t favoring you. Sometimes the enemy might pack better gears than you or worse you could be outnumbered.Be watchful of your surroundings, don’t rush for that kill after knocking down a player as you might get a chance to take out his partner as well, and don’t head straight to the loot without surveying the area. These are the few times when patience can be virtuous.Travel lightIt is important to know how much ammo you’ll need for the game and what other equipments are required. It is pointless to carry in excess and keep your bag full at all times. This will make it difficult for you while looting airdrop or an opponents box. There’s a chance you’ll give a nice headshot to someone who might be watching you while you sort out your inventory. Keep one-fourth of your bag empty at all times.center_img Closelast_img read more

Judge Voids Alabama Law Protecting Confederate Monuments

first_imgBy JAY REEVES, Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has overturned an Alabama law meant to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments from public property, ruling the act infringed on the rights of citizens in a mostly Black city who are “repulsed” by a memorial in a city park.The 10-page ruling issued late Monday by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo said a 2017 state law barring the removal or alteration of historical monuments wrongly violated the free speech rights of local communities.In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Men walk past a Confederate monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)The law can’t be enforced, Graffeo ruled, but the state attorney general’s office said it would appeal.The state sued the city of Birmingham after officials tried to remove a 52-foot-tall (16-meter)-tall obelisk that was erected to honor Confederate veterans in a downtown park in 1905. Rather than toppling the stone marker, the city built a 12-foot (3.6-meter)-tall wooden box around it.Birmingham’s population of 210,000 is more than 70 percent Black, and the judge said it was indisputable that most citizens are “repulsed” by the memorial. He rejected the state’s claims that lawmakers had the power to protect historical monuments statewide.Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin told The Associated Press he was happy with the ruling.“We were not even a city during the Civil War,” he said.But Woodfin, citing the state’s plan to appeal, said the monument can’t be taken down immediately.“We’ll weigh our options,” he said.The law includes a $25,000 penalty for removing or altering a historical monument, but the judge said the penalty was unconstitutional. The city hasn’t had to pay while the lawsuit worked its way through court.The ruling came hours after the inauguration of Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, who signed the law and opened her campaign last year with a commercial that prominently showed Confederate monuments.“We can’t change or erase our history, but here in Alabama we know something that Washington doesn’t. To get where we are going means understanding where we have been,” Ivey said in the ad.Supporters of the law contend it protects not just Confederate memorials but historical markers of any kind, but rebel memorials have been an issue nationwide since a White supremacist gunman killed nine worshippers in a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.State Sen. Gerald Allen, the Tuscaloosa Republican who sponsored the legislation, said in a statement that the law was meant to “thoughtfully preserve the entire story of Alabama’s history for future generations.”“The attorney general’s office is confident that the Memorial Preservation Act is constitutional, and I look forward to the attorney general’s appeal of Judge Graffeo’s ruling,” Allen said.last_img read more

Aaron Rodgers played by Colin Cowherd answers the tough questions about Mike

first_imgEver since Mike McCarthy was fired as the Packers Head Coach following Green Bay’s disappointing home loss to the bottom feeding Cardinals, fans and the media have been debating whether the firing was because of McCarthy’s shortcomings or if Aaron Rodgers deserved a large part of the blame.Colin thought that Rodgers’ responses to questions about the firing came off as disingenuous and failed to acknowledge that he played any role pushing out his former coach, so today he put on a Rodgers ‘stache, a Packers hat, and played the role of Rodgers in a fake presser about McCarthy’s firing.Colin took the tough questions in a more direct way that took some accountability for Aaron’s role in the fractured relationship and confronted their difficulties head on.Watch Rodgers, errr Colin take q’s, and let’s all hope he never actually grows that mustache.last_img read more

Winklevoss Twins Launch Winkdex Bitcoin Index

first_img Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss just majorly upped their Bitcoin game. The venture capitalist twins, best known for their high-profile legal clash over Facebook, have officially launched the Winklevoss Index, or the Winkdex for short.The Winkdex, similar to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin price index, is a “blended price index that is designed to reflect the true price of Bitcoins,” according to a press release issued by the Winklevii, as the former Olympic rowers are sometimes referred to.  The New York-based Internet entrepreneurs announced the inception of the Winkdex in a regulatory filing the pair made Wednesday to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Related: Cameron Winklevoss: A ‘Sheriff’ for Bitcoin’s Wild West Is a Good ThingThe Winkdex, which, frankly, we think sounds a little too much like the household cleaner Windex, would be used to price the value of the cryptocurrency held by the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, an exchange-traded fund the brothers are hoping to gain SEC approval for. If the fund is sanctioned, it would be the first-ever publicly traded U.S. Bitcoin fund.    Here’s the scoop direct from the filing:”Math-Based Asset Index, LLC (“Index Provider”) [the twins’ firm — ed.] developed, calculates and publishes Winkdex on a continuous basis using a patent-pending mathematical formula developed for such purpose. The formula provides a volume-weighted, exponential moving average market price by blending trading data from the largest Bitcoin Exchanges by volume on a list of Sponsor-approved Bitcoin Exchanges. Bitcoin Exchange criteria for inclusion as a Winkdex constituent include (i) trading denominated in US Dollar, (ii) availability of trading data, (iii) volume criteria and (iv) lack of recent trading halts. The Index Provider maintains a monitoring system that tests for these criteria on an ongoing basis.”Related: Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current PriceAs of 11:52 a.m. ET today, the price of the volatile virtual currency was $583.54, according to none other than the Winkdex, which already has a pretty slick website. February 20, 2014 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min readlast_img read more