Mbappe can win 5 Ballon dOrs in 10 years says Buffon

first_imgBuffon spoke about all the young talent on PSG, saying he’s surprised Neymar hasn’t won the Ballon d’Or, and that the Brazilian, along with Mbappe, must make the difference for the Parisian club.Gianluigi Buffon talked to RMC in France and praised the young blood on Paris Saint-Germain, saying he believes Kylian Mbappe and Neymar deserve the Ballon d’Or. He said the French youngster has the potential to win a handful of those awards if he makes “that psychological switch in his head.”“In my view, if Kylian decides in his mind to become the Number One for the next 10 years, he can do that, but it depends on his mind,” Buffon said, according to Football-Italia.“He has to make that psychological switch in his head to say, right, I’m going to go and win five Ballon d’Ors in the next 10 years.“If Paris Saint-Germain wants to win, then Mbappe and Neymar must inevitably become the players who make the difference. In my view, we must put them in the psychological and physical condition to give their best, which the way I do it is to motivate them.Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“I find it incredible that Ney hasn’t won the Ballon d’Or yet and I tell him that every day. Your objectives, with your immense talent, must be to win the Ballon d’Or three times in six years – three for Kylian, three for Ney.“If I had their talent and had never won the Ballon d’Or, I’d be furious!”Gianluigi BuffonPARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 28: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon of Paris Saint-Germain celebrate victory following the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Buffon has played with Marco Verratti for Italy and is now his teammate at PSG, but the midfielder has yet to deliver quality football for the club.“Marco is another player who in terms of talent is comparable to Mbappe and Neymar. He is growing now, but he had to make the final step up in mentality, in his desire to win,” continued Buffon.“It’s great to enjoy ourselves playing important games, but after a while, I want to win those games, not just take part in them, and that is a completely different mindset.”last_img read more

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Higginbotham reveals why Pogba Rashford are excelling at Man Utd

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham gave his verdict on Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford’s strong form.Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as an interim coach at United, Pogba has managed six goals and five assists in nine appearances and produced another brilliant display to assist Rashford for the match-winner against Leicester City on Sunday.Meanwhile, Rashford himself has found the net six times since Solskjaer moved him into his preferred centre-forward role.“They’ve got their best players playing in their best positions and it’s proving hugely successful for them,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“Obviously, there are still question marks over the defensive side of the team, but they are scoring so many goals.“You’ve got Marcus Rashford playing in his favourite position through the middle and he is going from strength to strength. The run he is on at the moment is unbelievable.“And then there’s Paul Pogba. He’s now looking like the player that is one of the best midfielders in the world and he’s been given the freedom to go and express himself.”Nine wins and a draw have enabled United to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup and close the gap to the top-four in the Premier League table to just two points under Solskjaer.Higginbotham added: “You’ve got to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unbelievable credit. “Everything he touches turns to gold.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’ve heard a number of people saying anybody could have gone in and done that. No, they couldn’t, I’m sorry but they couldn’t. It doesn’t work like that.“What he’s done is he’s gone in there and looked at the team. What you see with the top managers and we see it all around world football, play your best players in their best positions and build a team around them in order to get the best out of them.”As for whether the Red Devils can snatch a top-four spot, Higginbotham said: “I think so and that’s something we wouldn’t have said a couple of months ago.“You have to give Solskjaer great credit because United are now playing to their strengths.”Rashford was named United’s Player of the Month for his strong performances in January.Horn Hill ➡️ Castle Black ➡️ The Citadel ➡️ Winterfell ➡️ Manchester 🏆Thanks for coming all this way to present @MarcusRashford with his #MUFC POTM award, @JohnBradleyWest! 😁 pic.twitter.com/mWz6Uovznh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019last_img read more

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In Our Communities

first_img ADC AUTHOR It may be days before leaders at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., can assess the damage caused by the weekend flooding of the Missouri River. About a third of the base was underwater, according to the Omaha World-Herald….Military leaders joined the South Georgia community to honor Parker Greene, a longtime Moody Air Force Base supporter who died in December, according to the Valdosta Times. “Parker Greene makes us want to be better men and women, to live up to a higher standard, to love and care for airmen as much as he did and to give with no expectation of getting anything in return,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said last week presenting Greene the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award, accepted by Greene’s wife Lucy, also a local champion for airmen and their families. Greene became the first person ever to receive the honor twice….The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Arkansas is taking applications for an interim executive director and permanent executive director.Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Rachelle Blakelast_img read more

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Maroon 5 Online Store Reverb Announce Sale Of Music Gear Instruments

first_img Email News Maroon 5, Online Store Reverb Announce Sale Of Music Gear, Instruments Reverb To Sell Classic Maroon 5 Gear Soon maroon-5-online-store-reverb-announce-sale-music-gear-instruments Facebook center_img Twitter A Gibson Les Paul Jim Beam guitar actually traveled up in the air on tour and landed with unknown consequences but still looks great. An Akai MPC 4000 drum machine enjoyed spending songwriting days at producer Rick Rubin’s fabled Laurel Canyon home, also known as “The Mansion.” A one of a kind Keytar prototype will tempt you alongside Carmichael’s first tour buddy — a Yamaha S90 keyboard — as well as a versatile Open Labs MiKo keyboard that might even have some samples still on it. The guitars, keyboards, microphones and more all made a difference to Maroon 5’s unique success and are ready to be passed on to new owners, for new creations.”We used all of this gear when we were kids, working hard to establish ourselves as a band,” said Carmichael. “Now, we’re in a new phase and we need to clear out what we’re not using anymore to make room for the equipment that will help us create what comes next. This gear was such a huge part of our story and I hope that it goes to an up-and-coming band or musicians who can make it part of their own story.”Maroon 5’s first GRAMMY win was for Best New Artist at the 47th GRAMMY Awards, followed by Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal the following year for “This Love.” At the 50th GRAMMY Awards, “Makes Me Wonder” brought them their third for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. But those are just several of many reasons you might feel you need gear like this.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Guitars, keyboards, microphones, drum machines, road cases and more will be for sale, each with its unique aura of musical historyPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 28, 2018 – 1:09 pm Maroon 5 and Reverb have announced that more than 100 items from the band’s accumulated musical instruments and gear will be up for sale online through the marketplace, beginning on Aug. 30.The official announcement at Reverb, which came on Aug. 28, includes an email sign up so prospective buyers can be the first to know when the Techno Empire shop begins listing the items. Some items date as far back as the days when Maroon 5 was still known as Kara’s Flowers. Many are from their world tour for the 2002 album Songs About Jane.The details are more than mouthwatering and even the “Maroon 5″-emblazoned road cases for sale are experienced world travelers. When guys like these tour around with gear like this, memories attach — inspiring collectors and enthusiasts to start their own relationship to guitars, mics and more that already have a place in pop music history.”It’s nice to know that there’s some history there when you put your gear in a case that’s been all around the world with a band,” said keyboard and rhythm-guitar player Jesse Carmichael.last_img read more

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VIDEO Silver Lake On A Fall Day

first_img—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Silver Lake — A View From AboveIn “Videos”WCTV To Host Drone Photography Meet-Up On July 21In “Community”VIDEO: Silver Lake Impacted By DroughtIn “Videos” WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington native Jamie Boudreau, owner of Airgoz Aerial Photography, recently shared drone footage of Silver Lake on an October afternoon.—last_img read more

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Micromax Canvas 4 Specs Leaked May Be Priced ₹15990

first_imgMicromax Canvas 4 is the next most anticipated smartphone launch in India. According to latest reports, Canvas 4 is is likely to come with a price tag of ₹15,990.Technology website BGR reported that the smartphone is now up for pre-orders in the country. Citing a tipster, the website also revealed the full specifications of the soon-to-be launched Canvas 4 handset.Rumours about the next generation Canvas smartphone have gained traction with its debut event just around the corner. Regarding its specifications, Canvas 4, is expected to sport a 5.5-inch 1080p display powered by a 2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor along with PowerVR Series 5XT graphics. It is also speculated to pack 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded through the microSD card slot.On the connectivity front, the device may arrived with dual-SIM card slots, 3G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and USB 2.0 ports. It is also expected to host a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery and the ubiquitous Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The other add-on features of the image snapper would be autofocus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. An alleged image of the smartphone, which emerged on Sunday, suggested that the front part of the handset would come with a polycarbonate plastic and the back in aluminium. The Canvas 4 which has already made its appearance on retailer website Saholic will reportedly be available for pre-orders from 28 June. The image which showed the phone in white shared similarities with the design language of Samsung Galaxy S 4. The phone is expected to come in black and white variants.last_img read more

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Nifty Hits all Time High Ahead of Budget Sensex Opens Higher with

first_imgParenteral Drugs India LtdPADG31.35+4.35+16.11 BN Rathi Securities LtdBNRA14.75-1.85-11.14 Somi Conveyor Beltings LtdSOMI28.10+4.65+19.83 Aarey Drugs and PharmaceuticalsADPH19.88+3.31+19.83 Super Crop Safe LtdSUPC17.59+2.83+19.17 IVP LtdIVPL53.70+8.95+20 Modi Naturals LtdMODN20.60-2.25-9.85 NameSymbolLast traded in ₹Change in ₹Change in % Shelter Infra ProjectsFGIS6.40-0.59-8.44 In the meantime time top gainers from NSE were Parenteral Drugs India, IVP Ltd, Sarla Performance Fibers, Time Technoplast and Jayaswal Neco Industries, whereas, top losers were Blue Chips India, Jenson and Nicholson India, Landmark Property Development, Vardhman Polytex and ELGI Rubber Co Ltd. But, the positions of the above listed companies changed frequently during trading hours.The NSE index futures traded on Monday rose 0.1 percent and the MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan’s index fell 0.13 percent.At 11:55 am, among 12 Indian stock indices; three fell. Those were BSE Oli&gas stocks, FMCG stocks and Bank stocks. Stock price of Oil and gas fell by ₹64.20 at ₹11,184.99, while FMCG’s stocks also declined at ₹6805 at ₹9.24 during trading hours. In the mean time, all stock prices in banking sector recorded low.BSE Bankex index recorded ₹17706.78 with loss of ₹117.75 and 0.66 percent. But, South Indian Bank in NSE index rose by ₹1.25 at ₹34.35, after US-based Pabrai Investment Fund bought 19.6 million shares on Friday. InfosysReutersHowever, stock index of IT sector surged during trading hours at 12 pm on Monday. Stock price of IT index was recorded ₹9487.04 with surge of ₹175.85 and 1.89 percent. Stock prices of all listed companies in IT sector rose, whereas, Infosys’ stock profited the most with surge of ₹75.80 and 2.37 percent. Its price was recorded ₹3315.95 at 12:05 pm.Besides this, stock price of Adani Ports, Reliance communications, Tata Consultancy Services and IDFC among few others rose, while stocks of Hindustan Unilever, ITC, United spirits and few other stocks of Banking and Oil fell during trading hours.World Markets:Among Asian markets Japan’s Nikkei and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell by 57.69 points and 15.17 points respectively at 12:30 pm. Nikkei was recorded at 15379.44 points and Hang Seng was recorded 23531.19 points.In the mean time, all US market indices rose. Dow, S&P, NASDAQ and TR US Index surged by 92.02 points, 10.82 points, 28.19 points and 0.97 points respectively. While, among European markets; only FTSE 100 appeared surging at 6866.05 points with an increase of 0.84 points and DAX, CAC 40 and TR Europe fell by 20.35 points, 20.90 points and 0.23 points respectively.However, at 12:24 pm, NSE index was recorded at 7765 points with an increase of 13.90 points and BSE index was recorded at 26026.23 points with surge of 64.17 points. Biopac India Corp LtdBNRU14.85-1.60-9.73 Top losers from BSE as on July 7, Monday at 11 am:NameNameSymbolSymbolLast traded in ₹Last traded in ₹Change in ₹Change in ₹Change in %Change in %NameBN Rathi Securities LtdSymbolBNRALast traded in ₹14.75Change in ₹-1.85Change in %-11.14NameModi Naturals LtdSymbolMODNLast traded in ₹20.60Change in ₹-2.25Change in %-9.85NameBiopac India Corp LtdSymbolBNRULast traded in ₹14.85Change in ₹-1.60Change in %-9.73NameFourth Generation Information SystemsSymbolBIOPLast traded in ₹5.65Change in ₹-0.54Change in %-8.72NameShelter Infra ProjectsSymbolFGISLast traded in ₹6.40Change in ₹-0.59Change in %-8.44 Fourth Generation Information SystemsBIOP5.65-0.54-8.72 At 10:30 am on Monday, BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty surged by 0.44 percent and 0.25 percent respectively, ahead of the budget scheduled for Thursday. The Indian rupee strengthened by 4 paise at 59.69 per dollar during early trade, versus previous closing of 59.73 a dollar on Friday.On Friday, INR saw its highest weekly gain in one-and-a-half months and Indian stock market received foreign flows worth ₹9.43 billion. According to Reuters, rupee gained its highest record since 16 May, 2014.”The rupee is likely to trade in a range of 59.60 to 60.40 until the budget,” Reuters quoted Hari Chandramgethen, head of foreign exchange trading at South Indian Bank.”The budget can very well have a huge impact on the market. Traders will be keenly watching how the government tackles the fiscal side problems and inflation,” he added.The Sensex opened at 9:08 am with surge of 74.16 points at 26039.67 points versus previous closing of 25962.06 points, whereas, the Nifty opened at 9:15 am with an increase of 22.75 points at 7774.75 points versus the previous closing of 7752 points.Later at 10:30, Sensex and Nifty surged at 26116.73 points and 7791.4 points. Monday’s index was recorded as third consecutive all time high versus previous sessions.Besides, top gainers from BSE as on July 7, Monday at 11 am:NameNameSymbolSymbolLast traded in ₹Last traded in ₹Change in ₹Change in ₹Change in %Change in %NameIVP LtdSymbolIVPLLast traded in ₹53.70Change in ₹+8.95Change in %+20NameAarey Drugs and PharmaceuticalsSymbolADPHLast traded in ₹19.88Change in ₹+3.31Change in %+19.83NameSomi Conveyor Beltings LtdSymbolSOMILast traded in ₹28.10Change in ₹+4.65Change in %+19.83NameSuper Crop Safe LtdSymbolSUPCLast traded in ₹17.59Change in ₹+2.83Change in %+19.17NameParenteral Drugs India LtdSymbolPADGLast traded in ₹31.35Change in ₹+4.35Change in %+16.11 NameSymbolLast traded in ₹Change in ₹Change in %last_img read more

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Volkswagen brand value falls by 10 bn after emission test scandal

first_imgBrand value of German automaker Volkswagen has eroded by a massive $10 billion following the revelation of emission test scandal by the company in the US.Besides, Volkswagen’s rank has now slipped to fifth position from the third spot in a list of top global automotive brands, after the company said that it deceived US regulators to get emission test clearances by using a software program.The scandal, which saw the company’s CEO Martin Winterkorn quitting the post this week, is expected to impact 11 million of its cars worldwide.Volkswagen’s brand value now stands at $21 billion, according to the latest assessment by Brand Finance. In its previous assessment, the international brand valuation firm had valued the company at $31 billion.”On first look, it appeared Volkswagen might escape such severe brand damage. But, as the scale of the deception has emerged over the past few days, it is beginning to look as though VW would face a crisis on an unprecedented scale,” Business Standard quoted, Brand Finance’s CEO David Haigh, as saying.Alarmed by one of the biggest scandals in global auto industry, the Indian government has ordered a probe into Volkswagen to ascertain if the company has violated rules to get emission test clearances in India as it did in the US.The carmaker said that it would allocate funds worth $7.3 billion in the third quarter to cover the damages resulting out of the biggest scandal in its 78-year-history.But the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said last week that Volkswagen may need to pay penalties to the tune of $18 billion. “Volkswagen is having to deal with an unprecedented loss of credibility, something that rivals such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan did not have to. This, despite facing the challenge of having to contend with faulty air bags fitted by Japanese supplier Takata, resulting in one of the biggest products recalls in the US and other markets by these firms recently,” said Santosh Desai, managing director and CEO, Future Brands.last_img read more

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ITC shareholders gain Rs 21850 crore during the week from GST boost

first_imgA man talks on his mobile phone as he walks past an ITC office building in Kolkata September 4, 2012.Reuters fileCigarette maker ITC was the biggest gainer among the top, most-valued Indian companies, thanks to the spike on Friday after the good news from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The stock gained Rs 21,850 crore during the week to end with a market capitalisation of Rs 3,41,377 crore. The share price closed on Friday at Rs 281, a gain of 6.84 percent.The spurt in the share price of the largest cigarette manufacturer of India came after the GST Council capped the cess on cigarettes at Rs 4,170 per 1,000 sticks or 290 percent ad valorem at its 12th meeting on Thursday.TCS retained its top slot with a valuation of Rs 4,97,897 crore followed by Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) at Rs 4,21,928 crore. Infosys added Rs 4,570 crore to end with a market cap of Rs 2,33,882 crore. Maruti Suzuki ended at the bottom of the 10 companies with a valuation of Rs 1,86,957 crore.During the week, only Indian IT services company TCS and state-owned oil explorer ONGC saw a fall in their market capitalisation during the week that lifted the NSE Nifty to lifetime highs multiple times. The BSE Sensex closed at 29,649 on Friday, just 375 points away from it all-time high of 30,024.There are no major triggers next week except for the monthly passenger air traffic data that is released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. HCL Technologies will be taking a call on share buyback when its board of directors meet on March 20.Most of the macroeconomic statistics, such as inflation and external trade were declared during the week.After rising sharply since Tuesday and reaching a 16-month high, the rupee shed gains amid global cues to close at 65.46 to the US dollar on Friday.FIIs were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs 1,360 crore on Friday, according to provisional data published by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).India’s foreign exchange reserves rose $98.6 million to end at $364.10 billion as of March 10, 2017, according to RBI data released on Friday.last_img read more

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Body recommends sack of 4 cops over Tangail police firing

first_imgA probe body, formed to investigate the ‘police firing’ on demonstrators in Kalihati upazila of Tangail that left four people dead and 50 others injured in 2015, has recommended terminating four policemen responsible for the incident, reports UNB.On conclusion of the departmental probe by the Tangail district police after two years of the tragedy, the committee recommended punishment of eight policemen, said Mahbub Alam, superintendent of Tangail police.The probe report was sent to the police headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday, the police super added.The policemen who are recommended to be fired are Munsef Ahmed, the then sub-inspector (SI) of Ghatail police station, Salim Uddin, SI of Kalihati police station, and constables Ziaul Haque and Aminul Islam.The probe body also suggested putting the increment process of four other policemen — Omar Faruk, SI of Ghatail police station, Abul Bashar, SI of Kalihati police station, Constables Mahtab Uddin and Tomal Barmon– on hold.On 18 September 2015, four people were killed and 50 others injured, as police allegedly opened fire and charged baton on some people demonstrating against torture on a youth and his mother in Kalihati upazila.The incident took place when police intercepted a procession brought out by a group of people of Kalihati and Ghatail upazilas during their march towards Kalihati police station to lay a siege to it demanding exemplary punishment of the culprits who had stripped naked a youth in front of his mother and took photo of the incident at Satutia village in the upazila.last_img read more

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Fed Approval of CSXs Virginia Avenue Tunnel Delayed

first_imgA federal decision on the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project has been delayed, to the relief of a group of D.C. residents who are against the proposed plans.Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Aug. 19 announced the Federal Highway Administration has delayed issuing a record of decision, or ROD, until after until after Sept. 15, as Norton requested, to allow the D.C. Council to review the project.“I appreciate [the Federal Highway Administration’s] decision to delay the ROD as a courtesy to the District of Columbia Council Committee of the Whole and Committee on Transportation and Environment to allow their oversight hearing on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project on August 26,” Norton said.  “It is the Council’s obligation to D.C. residents to provide appropriate oversight of the project, and it is only fair that [the administration] respect the time needed to accomplish this obligation.”The tunnel project is privately-funded by CSX Transportation, which wants to rebuild and expand the 3,800-foot, 110-year-old tunnel to accommodate two tracks and double-stacked intermodal freight trains. However, because there are some federal and D.C. properties that will be impacted by construction, approval from the Federal Highway Administration and the D.C. Department of Transportation are necessary.DCSafeRail, a coalition of D.C. residents, has voiced a number of concerns about the project, including potential traffic congestion during its three- to six-year construction and potential noise and air pollution.Norton has met with residents, held a number of community meetings, and has attempted to respond to their concerns. For example, Norton got the Federal Highway Administration to agree to extend the Final Environmental Impact Statement review period and to hold a second public meeting. And, now she has effected another extension.“All of us at DCSafeRail extend a heartfelt thanks to Congresswoman Norton for supporting the need for local input into this transportation project with far- and long-reaching implications,” Maureen Cohen Harrington of DCSafeRail said in a statement. “We also thank [the administration] for heeding her appeal and delaying the CSX decision.”“However, as we’ve said repeatedly, a final decision on the CSX expansion should NOT be made until the Council’s DC Rail Plan is complete,” Harrington added. “This analysis of all rail service in the District will allow the coordinated expansion of passenger, commuter, and freight service. We must not let CSX dictate transportation policy for the District. And we must not allow this policy, and the grant of new right of way to CSX, to have been made behind closed doors. The entire environmental review was tainted by secret agreements between CSX and the District Department of Transportation that were only recently—and incompletely—revealed. The need for Council oversight is critical.”#DCSAFERAIL #MayorNoBuildlast_img read more

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Microsoft wants to send WebRTC standard to rehab

first_img WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser Microsoft wants to iron out the wrinkles in the existing WebRTC 1.0 proposal with a new approach. Microsoft is suggesting a new CU-RTC-Web standard. The CU-RTC Web stands for Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web.”Ubiquitous” is a standout concern. The WebRTC 1.0 standard falls short in an absence of “ubiquitous deployability” and that is one of the direct criticisms from Microsoft. “The standard does not show signs of interoperability with existing VoIP phones, and mobile phones, from behind firewalls and across routers and instead focuses on video communication between web browsers under ideal conditions.”Microsoft is not comfortable with the fact that the standard builds on the legacy of SIP, which does not make for a stateless system. Applications would be forced “to resort to trial-and-error and/or browser-specific code,” Microsoft says. Instead, its proposed system would dispense with the constraints imposed by “unnecessary state machines and complex SDP and provides simple, transparent objects.”The WebRTC standard, meanwhile, has gathered some fans if not Microsoft, namely support of Mozilla, Opera, Ericsson, Cisco, and other companies. According to reports, Firefox, Opera and Chrome have implemented WebRTC on some level for plugin-free VoIP and webcam chats.Microsoft wants to reduce some requirements that it sees holding the technology back. Microsoft takes issue with what is an overly prescriptive standard, asking too much of the network transport logic to be implemented by the browser. What is more, according to the critics at Microsoft, Web developers do not have enough wiggle room if they are looking to customize how their real-time communication services respond to changes in network quality. According to Microsoft’s blog posting on Monday, signed by key names at Skype as well as Microsoft, “A successful standard cannot be tied to individual codecs, data formats or scenarios. They may soon be supplanted by newer versions, which would make such a tightly coupled standard obsolete just as quickly. The right approach is instead to support multiple media formats and to bring the bulk of the logic to the application layer, enabling developers to innovate.”Microsoft makes its case that its proposal empowers developers to create applications that can take advantage of the benefits offered by real-time media in a clear, straightforward way. Since Microsoft now has Skype under its wing, inevitable observations are that its move to offer a standard proposal of its own suggests some sort of business motive against competition. Those who have examined the proposal, however, conclude that the suggestions are useful and of benefit for a final outcome. The changes are more about making technical improvements than staging a political maneuver, commented one site; another report said it found the Microsoft proposals well-reasoned. © 2012 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) — Microsoft is telling the W3C WebRTC working group that it has a better idea than the WebRTC standard which is still in progress and under revision. The goal has been to come up with a Web standard that will enable real-time audio and video conferencing on the Web without requiring any plugins. Now, though, Microsoft has submitted its own proposal for real-time communication to the WebRTC working group. The WebRTC specification is undergoing revision through this W3C WebRTC working group. Citation: Microsoft wants to send WebRTC standard to rehab (2012, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-microsoft-webrtc-standard-rehab.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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KMC plans to set up residential school for boys

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation is planning to set up a residential school for boys which will be the first of its kind in the city. This school will come up at Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Sarani in Bhowanipore area in south Kolkata.The school will have facility to lodge students for a duration of 12 hours from 6.30 am to 6.30 in the evening. There will be facilities for their bath, breakfast lunch as well as tiffin in the evening, before they return home. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”There are a number of students in schools run by us whose parents leave for work early in the morning and return in the evening. After they leave these kids skip school and roam here and there. The parents will drop these kids in the school and we will take care of them through out the day. They will receive education as well as food and other facilities ,” said a senior official of the Education department of the civic body. The KMC will recruit non teaching staffs to take care of the kids after their school hours. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThere are two schools located at Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Sarani in Bhowanipore among which one school is entirely for boys. “KMC’s plan is to upgrade the boys school to residential facilities having a capacity to lodge 100 students,” the official added. A similar school with residential facilities for girls is being set up at Kashiswari Chatterjee Lane in ward 1 of the civic body. Work for the school has already started. KMC maintains a total of 257 primary schools in the city and the student strength is over 25,000. Most of the students studying in KMC schools hail from poor financial background. It may be mentioned that the infrastructure of KMC schools have witnessed a sea change, since it was taken over by the Trinamool Congress board in 2010. The Education department has introduced Hindi medium, Urdu Medium and English medium schools catering to the demand of the people in different localities in the city.last_img read more

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Rep Calley hosts summer reading contest for area kids

first_img Categories: Calley News 25Jun Rep. Calley hosts summer reading contest for area kids State Rep. Julie Calley announced today she is sponsoring a summer reading contest for children first through fifth grade in Barry and Ionia counties. Rep. Calley, of Portland, has teamed up with several libraries in the area for the contest.Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. The titles of completed books and number of pages read can be recorded on a bookmark provided to the libraries by Rep. Calley or downloaded and printed from her website. Readers must submit the bookmarks in the contest box at the listed local libraries or mail them to Rep. Calley’s office by Sept. 1 to be eligible to win. The winners, along with their family members, will be welcomed as guests of Rep. Calley at the state Capitol to be a Legislator for the Day.“The Legislator for a Day program received really positive reviews from participants last year,” Rep. Calley said. “The students and their families enjoyed the experience, and it was an honor to reward their outstanding efforts.”Libraries taking part in the contest include:Clarksville Area Library, ClarksvilleDelton District Library, DeltonFreeport District Library, FreeportGW Spindler Memorial Library, WoodlandPortland District Library, PortlandSaranac Public Library, SaranacThornapple Kellogg Community Library, Middlevillelast_img read more

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Orange has struck a deal with mobile operator Bhar

first_imgOrange has struck a deal with mobile operator Bharti Airtel International to acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.Orange will acquire 100% of the two companies’ share capital. The consolidated revenue of the two companies is around €275 million.The acquisitions will be implemented in partnership with Orange’s subsidiaries in the Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.The deal means that Orange will add almost 5.5 million customers to its mobile customer base.The group said that the acquisition would bring the Group’s African footprint up to 20 countries in 2016.The deal follows an initial agreement last year about the potential acquisition of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Chad and Congo Brazzaville by Orange.last_img read more

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Casten Almqvist Swedish free and pay TV broadcaste

first_imgCasten AlmqvistSwedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4’s CEO Casten Almqvist has announced a new “no exceptions, no tolerance” policy on sexual harassment and discrimination following revelations concerning popular DIY and interior design programme Äntligen Hemma and its host Martin Timell.Timell has been the subject of accusations of sexual harassment, racism and homophobia, with a number of women using the #MeToo Twitter hashtag to recount personal experiences of abuse.Almqvist, who is CEO both of TV4 and parent company Bonnier Broadcasting, told a crisis meeting of employees that the company would “act with full force” to ensure that such as case does not arise again and unveiled a five-point action plan to tackle problems.This includes ceasing production on the current season of Äntligen Hemma and ending cooperation with Timell, whose contract with the broadcaster has been cancelled.TV4 management has been accused of failing to act despite allegations against Timell being raised two years ago. However, Almqvist told Swedish press that there are no plans to relieve any managers of their duties.Bonnier has hired law firm Setterwalls to conduct an independent investigation into allegations at harassment and abuse at TV4 and the show’s production company Meter Television, including whether there have been any incidents since 2016 when new policies were introduced by Meter Television. Setterwalls will also be tasked with producing guidelines on collaborations with production companies designed to ensure zero tolerance to all forms of discrimination and harassment.Bonnier plans to draw up a new policy on working with production companies that includes clear requirements for working conditions, better controls and increased dialogue between TV4 and the relevant companies.Bonnier is also surveying staff about abuse and harassment they may have encountered.Finally, Almqvist has also invited the CEOs of public broadcaster SVT, Discovery Sweden and Modern Times Group to meet with him in late November to discuss industry-wide measures to counter harassment and abuse.The #MeToo hashtag has become a prominent tool victims of sexual harassment and assault have used online since allegations over the actions of Harvey Weinstein began to emerge earlier this month. The ensuing wave has caught executives at Amazon Studios, Just For Laughs and Nickelodeon since then, with further repercussions expected.last_img read more

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