When the word “Syracuse” popped up on the bracket for the first time, most of the so-called experts were crying “foul,” not shouting “Final Four.”So much for that.Coach Jim Boeheim’s “I Told You So” tour will travel all the way to Houston. The 10th-seeded Orange became only the fourth double-digit seed to make the Final Four. They aren’t the only surprise out of Syracuse.The Orange women’s team also shocked the basketball world by advancing to their first Final Four, though the ladies were a four seed.They’ll be joined by a blue blood (North Carolina), a scrappy squad with no stars (Villanova) and the team with the tournament’s best player in Buddy Hield (Oklahoma).Though it’s been hard to find many genuine surprises in this, a season full of unpredictable twists and turns, Syracuse making the Final Four would certainly fit that category.This was a program under duress, one that lost Boeheim for the first nine games of the conference season while he served punishment for NCAA violations.This was a program that gave St. John’s one of its eight wins this season; a program that dropped five of six heading into Selection Sunday. Hardly any bracketologist had the Orange making it into the field of 68.The NCAA selection committee didn’t agree. And shortly after Syracuse beat Dayton 70-51 in the first round, Boeheim was at his cranky best, saying, anybody “that said we didn’t deserve to be in obviously doesn’t know anything about basketball.”Syracuse trailed Virginia by as many as 16 before Boeheim switched out of his trademark 2-3 zone and into a full-court press. That helped the Orange outscore the Cavaliers 29-8 down the stretch to win 68-62.“We had a lot of doubters,” freshman Tyler Lydon said. “A lot of people who believed we shouldn’t even be in this tournament. I’m sure there are still a lot of people who think that. But we know what we can do as a team and that’s all that matters.”Syracuse plays the April 2 late game against the Tar Heels, who beat Notre Dame 88-74. It’s a match-up of ACC teams; North Carolina has beaten Syracuse twice this season.The first semifinal pits Oklahoma against Villanova. Oklahoma won a meeting in December, 78-55.(EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Ben Grogan is now the all-time scoring leader in Oklahoma State football history. More points than Barry Sanders. More than Thurman Thomas. More than Dan Bailey. Nobody has ever scored more than Grogan who broke Bailey’s record with a field goal against KU on Saturday.He talked after the game about why it was so special.“It’s a pretty great honor to be on that list,” said Grogan. “I looked up to Dan before I even got here just because he was a great kicker. Now I’m up there with him. That’s really cool to me. This is more a long marathon achievement … it’s one of my happier moments here for sure.” His coach Mike Gundy coached the top two (Grogan and Bailey) and played with two of the other top five scorers in school history (Barry and Thurman).“I was happy for Ben Grogan, becoming the all-time leading scorer,” said Gundy. “That’s a great accomplishment for him. He’s a great young man, hard-worker, self-motivated. It’s a great team award, because obviously you have to score a lot or be in the position to score a lot for him to break that record.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Italy Low hails De Rossi’s angry response as moment of ‘greatness’ Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 11:55 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Marco Luzzani Italy Italy v Sweden Germany v France Sweden Germany Friendlies WC Qualification Europe World Cup The Germany coach was full of praise for the veteran’s response at being asked to warm up with his side needing a goal Germany coach Joachim Low praised Daniele De Rossi for his moment of “greatness” when the Italy veteran responded angrily at being asked to warm up against Sweden.Italy stunningly missed out on reaching the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden in their play-off, which was completed on Monday.Germany 5/1 joint-favs for World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With Italy needing a goal late in the second leg at the San Siro, De Rossi was asked to warm-up – only for the defensive midfielder to angrily respond by pointing to Lorenzo Insigne to show Italy needed an attacker on the pitch at that moment.Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura still would not put Insigne into the match, but Low was full of praise for the 34-year-old Roma midfielder for his response.”I read yesterday that De Rossi said he wouldn’t want to be subbed in, because they needed a striker. For me that is greatness,” Low said after Germany’s 2-2 friendly draw against France on Tuesday.”So I think it’s a little sad for Italy. I would’ve been happy if the Italians were part of [the World Cup].”Low said the absence of the four-time world champions, who failed to qualify for the first time since 1958, was a huge blow to the showpiece tournament.”We can’t influence the draw. Everything can happen. In Italy’s case, I congratulate the Swedes. I saw the game, they defended well and gave everything,” Low said.”But I think it’s sad for Italy, because for such a big tournament [it’s a pity]. If Germany or France or even Brazil or Argentina [miss out], for me there is something missing without the Italian team.”It’s also sad that Chile isn’t qualified, they didn’t manage it. For Italy though it is kind of a chance for a new beginning. Some of their players are ending their career.”I have the biggest respect for those players, that played not only for Juventus, but also those that played in the national team. Gianluigi Buffon – biggest respect. [Leonardo] Bonucci or also De Rossi or the others. That’s pure class.”
Primera División Casemiro: We can’t make those mistakes against PSG Rob Lancaster 08:24 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Levante v Real Madrid Levante Real Madrid v PSG PSG UEFA Champions League Los Blancos dropped yet more points with as they drew with Levante on Saturday and the Brazilian is aware his team must raise their game Casemiro warned his Real Madrid team-mates they must tighten up at the back ahead of a mouth-watering Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.The Liga champions’ title defence in Spain suffered a further blow on Saturday when they were held to a 2-2 draw away at lowly Levante, Giampaolo Pazzini marking his debut for the hosts with a dramatic late equaliser.Unlikely to make up a massive 18-point gap on runaway leaders Barcelona in the league and already out of the Copa del Rey after a shock defeat to Leganes, Zinedine Zidane’s side will see Europe as their best chance to claim silverware this season to add to August’s Supercopa de Espana title. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Casemiro acknowledged the mistakes made against Levante have to be eradicated if Madrid hope to progress past PSG and lift the Champions League trophy for a third straight year.”We made two errors and we let in two goals – that’s football,” the Brazilian midfielder told beIN SPORTS in the immediate aftermath of the Levante game.”If you make errors at the back, the opponent has the quality to punish you.1 – Levante haven’t lost in any of the two games in a La Liga season against Real Madrid for the first time. Reward pic.twitter.com/RjAZscBKxD— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 3, 2018″We started playing well, with control of the game, but then we made those two errors.”We have to think game by game, but it’s clear we can’t make those mistakes against PSG.”
Next Harry Kane nets hat-trick as England romp past BulgariaHarry Kane’s second hat-trick for his country took his tally to 25 goals from 40 appearances and put him ahead of 1966 World Cup final hero Geoff Hurst on the list of all-time England scorers.advertisement Reuters LondonSeptember 8, 2019UPDATED: September 8, 2019 05:21 IST Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England defeated Bulgaria in Group A at Wembley. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarry Kane scored a hat-trick as England beat Bulgaria 4-0Harry Kane struck home two penalties after opening the score in 24th minute of the gameIt was the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s second hat-trick for his countryEngland’s serene progress towards Euro 2020 continued as captain Harry Kane grabbed a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria in Group A at Wembley on Saturday.Kane opened the scoring after 24 minutes and struck home two penalties after the break as well as providing the assist for Raheem Sterling to get on the scoresheet.The Tottenham Hotspur striker’s second hat-trick for his country took his tally to 25 goals from 40 appearances and put him ahead of 1966 World Cup final hero Geoff Hurst on the list of all-time England scorers.Gareth Southgate’s side have now scored 14 goals in their opening three Group A games and lead the table with nine points from Kosovo (8) who beat the Czech Republic 2-1 earlier on.England host Kosovo for the first time on Tuesday when another victory will leave them looking virtually assured of reaching next year’s tournament that culminates on home soil.It was not a perfect display by England with Bulgaria having three good chances, one when the score was 0-0, but England proved far too strong as they left the visitors languishing at the bottom of the group with two points from five games.First half, we got caught on the counter a couple of times. We said at halftime we needed to try and come out and get an early goal and that’s what we’ve done, Kane said.It’s a good result we hope to take into Tuesday.Bulgaria had never beaten England in 10 previous encounters, scoring only twice, and despite starting reasonably solidly and having the game’s first chance through naturalised Brazilian Wanderson, they were the architects of their own downfall.advertisementThe expected home onslaught had failed to materialise in the opening quarter but England were gifted the lead.Southgate would have been concerned by some slackness in his defence and Galin Ivanov wasted a great chance to head his side level when he was picked out by Ivelin Popov’s cross.Shortly after the break Wanderson was played in and his fierce effort from a tight angle was saved by Jordan Pickford.Stung, England immediately counter-attacked and Marcus Rashford was sent clear and as he turned back inside in the area he was tripped by the sliding Nikolay Bodurov.Kane dispatched the penalty with ease and six minutes later he teed up Sterling to score off his thigh from close range.With the points in the bag England sent on Chelsea youngster Mason Mount for his debut while Jadon Sancho also got some game time as he replaced Sterling with 20 minutes left.Kane was also given a breather but not before he had earned and converted his second penalty in the 73rd minute after being hacked down by Bulgaria substitute Kristian Dimitrov.Kosovo have emerged as the unlikely closest challengers to England in the group and will arrive at Wembley in good heart after goals from Vedat Muriqi and Mergim Vojvoda secured their victory over the Czechs in the day’s other Group A game.Patrik Schick had put the Czechs ahead.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat
Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical Airbnb is Now Booking One-of-a-Kind, Immersive Cultural Travel with Airbnb Experiences Close 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream Editors’ Recommendations When a company’s brand name enters the public lexicon as a verb (“Just Facebook me …”), it’s a clear sign they’ve made it big. Among hardcore travelers, Airbnb succeeded in doing just that a few years ago (“We Airbnb’d for a month in Prague …”). Now, they’re further cementing their status as a whale in the travel space with Airbnb Experiences.Online tour booking services are nothing new — the concept has existed almost since the first Internet cat meme. But, Airbnb set out to do so something distinctly different from the thousands of me-too online tour aggregators. Their Experiences service works directly with local, entrepreneurial hosts to provide travelers with the most memorable, bucket-list-worthy excursions. The length of each experience depends on the host and the particular activity offered. One-day experiences last only a few hours, while full-on immersions often last days.For travelers, there’s no better way to find the pulse of a culture than to cook, hike, paint, or surf with a local. But, most experiences aren’t just vaguely interesting activities hosted by a stranger. They’re hyper-niche, guided immersions into a shared, singularly focused creative or adventurous passion. Los Angeles’ Smog City Brewing, for example, invites travelers to join them inside their taproom as a “brewer for a day” for just USD $45. Elsewhere in L.A., Marvin’s Backyard Beekeeping shows guests everything they need to know to start their own apiary. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can even write a TV episode with a professional TV writer ($199) or camp with wolves under the stars ($625).Airbnb Experiences/Camping with WolvesFrom the host’s perspective, Airbnb Experiences provides a creative outlet to share their (sometimes curious) passions with like-minded strangers. London millinery designer, Sarah, for example, will teach you all about her fancy hat-making expertise. Some experiences are just about sharing time with a local, however. Naky, a Togolese immigrant living in Portugal, takes travelers on a four-hour tour of Lisbon to explore the city and its thriving African subculture through the eyes of an immigrant.Most tourists land in a destination and try to connect with the local culture through guided tours, old buildings, and travel guides. Airbnb’s CEO, Brian Chesky, noted that it’s difficult to fully appreciate a culture by visiting a museum and staring at “art by dead people … Why not learn how to make art yourself, taught by a living artist in that culture and immerse yourself in the artist’s world? These are experiences you can bring back with you!” It’s hard to disagree.Airbnb Experiences are bookable in select cities through the existing Airbnb mobile app, available for download now on iOS and Android. Airbnb Announces Epic Around the World in 80 Days Adventure for Just $5,000
Jamaicans will be able to retain their assigned mobile numbers across networks by as early as March 2014.State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, made the announcement in his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 28.He also informed that the drafting and gazetting of number portability rules should be completed by July of this year, while procurement of central database and order handing will be conducted from June to September.A September to March 2014 timeline has been set for implementation and testing activities for network readiness, with training and updates scheduled for March to April 2014.Mr. Robinson also highlighted a number of activities that have begun to advance the implementation of number portability. These include: stakeholder consultations with the telecommunications providers on October 12 last year, as well as with the general public on October 18.Meanwhile, an informal Number Portability Working Group (INPWG) was convened with the main providers – Digicel, LIME and Flow – to ensure the successful implementation of number portability. The Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and the Office of Utilities Regulation also comprise the membership of the INPWG. Additionally, technical, business and commercial, and legal and regulatory sub-committees have been establishedThe State Minister informed that a draft request for proposal has been prepared by the technical subcommittee and is to be reviewed by the INPWG at its next meeting on June 6.Number portability allows consumers to choose a service provider, based on service, quality, and price, rather than on a desire to retain a particular telephone number. It allows consumers to change service providers while avoiding the time, costs and risks associated with changing numbers; as well as promote competition by eliminating real or perceived barriers to customers switching service providers and thus makes it easier for entry into the market by new players.Contact: Alphea Saunders
Los Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says wicked women are just women who are tired of injustice and abuse, and the world needs more of them. “What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so dangerous throughout history?,” the actor questioned as she started putting her thoughts down, in an essay she penned for Elle magazine’s September issue. “Like the ultimate conspiracy theory, anything you couldn’t explain – from a crop failing to a child falling ill – could be put down to the influence of a supposedly wicked woman… Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”Women could be accused of witchcraft for having an independent sex life, for speaking their mind on politics or religion, or for dressing differently. Had I lived in earlier times, I could have been burnt at the stake many times over for simply being myself,” wrote Jolie, who has portrayed various shades of womanhood in her career. Women who stand up for human rights in many countries are still labelled ‘deviant’, ‘bad mothers’, ‘difficult’, or ‘loose’,” the actor writes in the essay. “If that is wickedness, then the world needs more wicked women,” said the actor, who added that her essay was not an attempt to dismiss or downplay the terrible abuses against men and boy.
Toronto – A Norwegian far-right group calling themselves Fatherland First, has been publicly shown up on social media after posting a picture of dark empty bus seats on a public transport vehicle, which they mistakenly identified as women wearing burkas.The picture was accompanied by adjectives such as “scary,” “tragic,” and “frightening.” Other group members commented immediately, writing “It looks really scary,” to describe the dark image, “should be banned. You can never know who is hiding under there. Could be terrorists with weapons.”Another of the group’s membership bemoaned the “frightening times we are living in,” urging the imagined Muslim extremists to “get out” of Norway. In an interview with online news agency, Nettavien, the man who exposed the fake news post, labour politician Sindre Beyer, described his self-declared mission to monitor the group’s online activities:“I’m shocked by how much hate and fake news is spread there. The hatred that was displayed toward some empty bus seats really shows how much prejudices trump wisdom,” Beyer said.He added, “That’s why I shared the post so that more people can see what is happening in the dark corners of the web.”According to the same source, Rune Berglund Steen, in charge of the Norwegian Centre Against racism, agrees with Beyer:“People see what they want to see and what they want to see are dangerous Muslims. In a way, it’s an interesting test of how quickly people can find confirmations of their own delusions.”Urging cooler, more rational heads to prevail, Steen added “The buses aren’t full of creepy Islamists and neither do they typically have so many empty seats.”
DETROIT — The Latest on lawsuit filed against manufacturer of LED streetlights that Detroit officials say are burning out prematurely or cracking (all times local):5 p.m.Mayor Mike Duggan says it will cost up to $9 million to fix thousands of failing LED streetlights in Detroit, but repairs will be done as reimbursement is sought from the manufacturer.Duggan tells The Detroit News that the city is “going full speed ahead on replacement.”Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against San Jose, California-based Leotek Electronics USA.The last of Detroit’s 65,000 new LED streetlights were installed in 2016 as part of a $185 million program. Leotek made about one-third of the lights and they were expected to last at least a decade.The newspaper reports a letter from the lighting authority’s law firm says problems were discovered last fall with units that were “charred, burned, or cracked.”___8 a.m.Officials say some of Detroit’s new LED streetlights are prematurely dimming and burning out in parts of the city and thousands more could fail.The Detroit News reports a letter from the Public Lighting Authority’s law firm says problems were discovered last fall with units made by San Jose, California-based Leotek Electronics USA that were “charred, burned, or cracked.” The lighting authority sued Monday in federal court.Leotek made about one-third of Detroit’s new lights and they were expected to last at least a decade. It acknowledged problems in a letter to the lighting authority, apologized and pledged to work with Detroit to correct problems.The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Leotek.The last of Detroit’s 65,000 new LED streetlights were installed in 2016 as part of a $185 million program that was hailed as a success in the city’s turnaround efforts.___Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/The Associated Press
The 29th time wasn’t the charm for the Northwestern men’s basketball team. For long stretches of the Wildcats game against Ohio State Thursday night, though, it looked like it might be. Winless in its last 28 trips to Columbus, Northwestern (13-12, 4-8) yet again fell victim to OSU (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten), 69-59. With the win, the Buckeyes, coming off losses to Indiana and Michigan, avoided their first three-game losing streak since February 2009. Northwestern didn’t fall without a fight, however, leading for most of the game before OSU pulled away late on a 17-5 run. “In today’s day and age, this is a heck of a win for us,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. Playing a zone defense because of a worry that they would get into foul trouble otherwise-Northwestern had just seven healthy scholarship players-the Wildcats stagnated the Big Ten’s leading scorer, Deshaun Thomas, and his team’s offense. “My center, he averages about three fouls every 10 minutes. I’m serious. I knew he couldn’t play one-on-one. Staying out of foul trouble was a major concern,” Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said. Thomas, who leads the conference in scoring with more than 20 points per game, had just five points at halftime. Thomas showed up in a big way in the game’s decisive moments, though. He scored 15 points in the game’s final nine minutes. “Shots weren’t falling that I normally make,” the junior forward said. “I showed a lot of maturity tonight. When my teammates needed me, I got it done.” One teammate was there for Thomas when he wasn’t feeling it. Junior guard Aaron Craft spoke to Thomas multiple times during the game’s first 30 minutes-in which Thomas had just seven points-and told him to keep his head in the game. Matta told Thomas to listen to his fellow veteran teammate. “He’ll get you through,” Matta said to Thomas. The reason Thomas said he was frustrated, however, was because of how Northwestern was playing on offense. Nearly everything was falling for the Wildcats in the game’s opening twenty minutes. The No. 13-ranked Buckeyes went into halftime tied with the Wildcats, who had only nine players in uniform because of various injuries and suspension, 30-30. “That’s who Northwestern is. When they’re making shots, they’ve a very good basketball team,” Craft said, who finished with seven points, including two critical late buckets. For twenty minutes, Northwestern’s stingy zone defense frustrated the Buckeyes. On the other end of the floor, the Wildcats were patient, many times waiting until the shot clock was set to expire before firing a shot. They usually converted, too, shooting 50 percent from the field in the first half, capped by a banked 3-pointer at the buzzer from freshman guard Tre Demps. “Every time you play these guys it’s a grind. It weighs on you more mentally than physically,” Craft said, speaking of Northwestern’s tendency to try to slow the pace down. OSU made an emphasis to attack the paint in the second half. They were successful, getting the ball to sophomore center Amir Williams down low on back-to-back possessions to start the game’s final half, who converted both times. The Buckeyes got hot from deep as well, with sophomore forward Sam Thompson and Craft each hitting 3-pointers early. But Northwestern wasn’t going away. Every time OSU looked like it might go on a pull-away run-after Craft’s three or following a block in transition by sophomore guard Shannon Scott or when Thomas had a two-handed slam on a breakaway-the Wildcats had an answer. The Schottenstein Center’s crowd was on its feet for a majority of the second half, clapping and cheering in hopes to push the Buckeyes over the figurative hump. Northwestern’s bench was on its feet in jubiliation a lot though, too. OSU took the lead on three separate occasions in the second half’s first 15 minutes. Each time it happened, Northwestern got back in front. The Wildcats used 3-pointers (NU made 11) to counter the Buckeyes’ athleticism on defense. The fourth time OSU took the lead, they did it for good. Northwestern had its chances, possibly best highlighted by a missed layup by senior guard Reggie Hearn that sat on the rim for nearly three seconds, but the Buckeyes’ defense rose to the occasion. Matta used a small lineup featuring Thomas as the tallest player on the court down the stretch, and it worked, allowing OSU to press and trap the Wildcats. That lineup helped Thomas on the offensive end, too, allowing him to post-up on the slower, less athletic Wildcat big men. “It was all going to be on the defense, in terms of what we had to get done defensively and defend the 3s,” Matta said. OSU is set to play at Wisconsin on Sunday at 1 p.m. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: February 15, 2013 An earlier version of this story said that the Buckeyes have won against the Wildcats in their last 28 meetings at the Schottenstein Center. In fact, OSU has a 10-0 record against the Wildcats in the Schottenstein Center and have won the last 29 played on the Buckeyes’ home court.
German teams Rhein Neckar Lowen and Frisch Auf Goppingen will meet at the EHF CUP F4 semi-final in French Nantes on May 18. In the second clash will play home team HBC Nantes and Danish Team TVIS Holstebro.In the Challenge Cup Final will play Belarus team SKA Minsk and Handball ESCH from Luxemburg. EHF Cup F4Nantes handball ← Previous Story Hungarian Handball Federation to investigate the MKB Veszprem – THW Kiel match Next Story → Tatiana Khmirova to Vardar SCBT
The EHF TV announced BEST 7 of the Round 3 at VELUX EHF Champions League. Here are the guys who showed best performances last weekend in 14 matches of the European elite competition:LEFT WING: Angel Fernandez (Natorhouse La Roja)LEFT BACK: Ekdahl Du Rietz (RNL)PLAYMAKER: Aron Palmarsson (Telekom Veszprem)RIGHT BACK: Sime Ivic (Orlen Wisla Plock)RIGHT WING: Tim D. Sorensen (IFK Kristianstad)LINE-PLAYER: Nicolas Tournat (HBC Nantes)GOALKEEPER: Borko Ristovski (FC Barcelona Lassa)PHOTO: SEHA, © Melczer Zsolt ← Previous Story Elverum beat Montpellier – Besiktas remain undefeated in Bucharest! Next Story → Zeljko Babic remains on Croatian bench EHF Champions Leagueehf cl best 7
While Windows 8’s new touch-centric user interface may not be particularly beneficial for someone using a traditional desktop, it has opened the doors for a new class of PCs. While there have been many full-on PCs in slate form, they have lacked the hardware and the software to really make them practical.Now with the touch-friendly Windows 8 and strong evolution in low-power computing and tech miniaturization, we are getting slate tablet PCs the size of an iPad, but running the full version of Windows 8 with sufficient performance and features to be a realistic option for users.Dell’s Latitude 10 is one of the first tablets announced to fill this role. Being a business-focused PC, there are some features we don’t normally see on a traditional tablet, like a full-size USB port and mini-HDMI connector. Probably the most unique thing about the Latitude 10 is that it’s high-capacity 60Whr battery is removable, ensuring you can run for as long as you can swap batteries without having to worry about charging.When you don’t need to be tapping away at the Windows 8 Pro UI, you can plug into an optional dock that includes all the usual ports, allowing you to have a base station with keyboard, mouse, external monitor, and more.Pre-orders for this versatile little machine starts at $649 with Dell’s normal discounts, but for a limited time you can get an extra $50 off coupon and free upgrades to Windows 8 Pro and a next-business-day on-site warranty.Pre-order: Dell Latitude 10 64GB Windows 8 Pro Tablet for $599 + free shipping(normally $964 | use coupon code 5$D?1BVB5Q6QL9 | ends Nov. 18 or sooner)Our other top deals:Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inh MC968LL/A) Core i5 with 64GB SSD for $699.99 + free shipping(normally $999) | use instant savings | ends soon, limited quantity)Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $79.99 + free shipping(normally $99.99 | use instant savings | ends Nov. 16 or sooner)
Another trafficking ring, exploiting women from East Europe was busted on Monday by the Greek authorities. The ring brought women from Eastern Europe to Greece, provided them with visas and then forced them to ‘repay their debt’ by offering sexual services. The police arrested seven people, of which seven are Greek and two are Ukrainian women, while ten other people are facing charges for their involvement in the case. The alleged ringmaster is a 44 year old man, who approached women from Ukraine and other Baltic and Eastern Europe countries, who were in dire financial straits. Promising to help them overcome their difficulties, he persuaded them to follow him to Greece, where they were provided with lodging, staying in apartments where they were never left on their own. In the meantime, other members of the ring were approaching men in Greece and paid them to proceed with signing civil union pacts with these women, in order for them to get permanent resident visa. The whole process of this legal document process was allegedly overseen by a 48 year old lawyer, who is also under arrest. The alleged ringmaster kept the documents in his possession, as proof of the debt that these women owed him. In order to repay the debt, the incarcerated women were forced to provide sexual services to the clients of three strip clubs, with which the 44-year-old man was affiliated. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
SIDA : peu de nouveaux cas de séropositifs recensés aux urgencesSelon une étude publiée hier, très peu de nouveaux cas de personnes infectées par le VIH ont été retrouvés au cours des tests de dépistages aléatoires réalisés aux urgences en région parisienne.Une étude a été menée de mai 2009 à septembre 2010 auprès des urgences hospitalières de 29 hôpitaux de la région parisienne. Au cours de cette période, les patients âgés de 18 à 64 ans ont bénéficié gratuitement d’un test de détection rapide du VIH. Parmi les 138.691 personnes ayant effectué une visite aux urgences durant la période de l’étude, 13.229 ont accepté de subir un test rapide et 12.754 ont été testées, précisent les auteurs. Soit un échantillon et une distribution fournissant une bonne représentation de la population française, rapporte TV5monde.A l’issue de ces analyses, dix-huit personnes, soit 0,14% seulement, âgées de 32,9 ans en moyenne, ont été testées positifs pour le VIH. Sept étaient des hommes homosexuels et dix étaient des hétérosexuels originaires d’Afrique sub-saharienne. Néanmoins, les auteurs de la recherche, parue dans la version en ligne des Archives of Internal Medicine, soulignent que les personnes ayant eu un test positif étaient le plus souvent à un stade avancé et comptaient parmi les groupes à haut risque.”Durant les quinze dernières années, le dépistage du VIH, combiné à des traitements précoces avec des antirétroviraux, a permis de réduire efficacement la mortalité résultant du SIDA”, écrivent ainsi les auteurs de l’étude. “Certains experts affirment même que cette stratégie a joué un rôle essentiel pour contrôler l’épidémie”.Un endroit idéal pour dépister les patients À lire aussiSIDA : 10 symptômes qui doivent alerter”Pour réduire le nombre de ces infections non-diagnostiquées et améliorer une détection précoce, les tests rapides non-ciblés pour dépister le VIH dans le service des urgences hospitalières ont été encouragés par les autorités sanitaires aux Etats-Unis, en Grande Bretagne et plus récemment en France”, relèvent ces chercheurs. “Dans le mesure où en France environ 25% de la population ou 14 millions de personnes effectuent une visite au service des urgences chaque année, cet endroit est idéal pour procéder à un dépistage non-ciblé des infections de VIH dans la population en général”, concluent-ils.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 12:31 • Maxime Lambert
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The increase is set to take effect in April, though a 4.3 percent exigency surcharge will expire a few weeks after that. “[This] is good news in general for publishers,” says David LeDuc, senior director of public policy for the SIIA. “But a publisher should not assume [1.34 percent] will be their increase. No one is yet able to determine the true effect by running the mail list using the old rates and new rates with the new rules. A back-of-the-envelop calculation results in a 9-percent increase for a light publication with low advertising and a national distribution with 25,000 copies. Of course, other periodicals will fare better in some circumstances.” Publishers got a shock when the USPS announced a rate hike for periodicals of close to 2 percent last month, but it turns out the blow won’t be that bad. A calculation error discovered by the Postal Regulatory Commission last week, and acknowledged by the USPS on Wednesday, means the average increase for periodical delivery will be 1.34 percent, instead of the 1.965 percent originally announced. Dead Tree Edition first reported the finding. “The Postal Service’s intention was to increase Periodicals prices by 1.965 percent,” the statement reads. “[However,] the prices noticed in the January 2015 filing unintentionally reflect a percent price increase for Periodicals that is below the goal of 1.965 percent.”
This handout photo taken and released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 11 October 2018 shows IMF managing director Christine Lagarde (3rd R) attending a meeting with Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar (3rd L) at the Bali Convention Centre during the 2018 IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: AFPAn earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago.The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Bali and Java islands in the early hours, injuring nearly 30 people and sending residents rushing into the streets.Some attendees in Bali for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings this week evacuated their hotels as the quake shook the island.”I felt the quake for at least 30 seconds and I panicked. At first I didn’t want to go out but then I decided to leave,” Katharina Sudiyono, an Indonesian attendee at the summit, told AFP.Peter Jacobs, head of the Indonesian Central Bank’s IMF-World Bank taskforce, said delegates in Bali’s Nusa Dua district for the summit were quickly informed of the situation.”Many summit participants woke up and asked questions, but we immediately sent out information to them that there had been an earthquake and the impact in Nusa Dua,” he told AFP.There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in Bali and the summit proceeded Thursday uninterrupted.”We send our condolences to those affected by the earthquake. Here in Bali, the earthquake has not caused significant damage nor any disruption to the meetings,” an IMF spokesman said.The conference centre was designed to withstand seismic events, and participants had been told to remain there in the event of a quake.In case of tsunami risk, attendees would be evacuated to a nearby building.Holidayers in the island’s popular tourist districts also rushed into the streets as buildings swayed.”Wow, that was really strong and it lasted a long time,” said one woman who took refuge in a hotel parking lot in Nusa Dua, a few kilometres from where the IMF and World Bank are holding their meetings.Others in Nusa Dua, south of Bali’s main international airport, also panicked.”The quake was very big. I immediately woke up and took my little kids out of the house,” Ni Komang Sudiani told AFP.”All my neighbours were also running, said the mother of two.- Volatile archipelago -Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia’s geophysics agency who was also in Nusa Dua for the IMF summit, said no tsunami warning was issued.”I felt the quake too,” she told AFP. “We are also still gathering data from our team in East Java.’In East Java, three people were crushed to death in their sleep when the quake brought down buildings and damaged some 210 houses in Sumenep district, East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told AFP.In nearby Sampang district, 27 people were injured and 36 houses damaged across eight villages, Mangera added.The tremor jolted many residents awake and sent them rushing into the streets.”Everybody panicked and the entire village ran outside. We have never experienced an earthquake as strong as last night,” said Zainurrohman, a 21-year-old from the district who like many Indonesians goes by one name.”We stayed outside until dawn,” he told AFP.The tremor’s epicentre was in the Bali Sea around 40 kilometres (25 miles) off the eastern end of Java island, according to the United States Geological Survey.The tremor comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last month — around 1,000 kilometres northeast of the latest quake’s epicentre — killing more than 2,000 people.Thousands more remain missing since the twin disaster ravaged the city of Palu and surrounding areas. The search for the dead is expected to end Thursday.A string of earthquakes in Lombok in eastern Indonesia killed more than 550 people over the summer.Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide and many of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.