Nokia 7.1 with ‘PureDisplay’ launched

first_imgLondon, Oct 5 (IANS) Finnish company HMD Global that makes Nokia smartphones has launched the Nokia 7.1,a first with “PureDisplay” screen technology at an event in London.The Nokia 7.1 will retail between 299 euros and 349 euros (or Rs 28,000-Rs 33,000) depending on where you live in Europe, the company said in a statement late Thursday.HMD, however, did not mention whether the device will be heading to India. It is an Android One smartphone, which means it will the latest Android version and regular security updates. “Almost two thirds of videos around the world are viewed on mobile which is why we’ve introduced our ‘PureDisplay’ screen technology, to give everyone a premium viewing experience on a smartphone. The Nokia 7.1 even offers real-time SDR to HDR conversion, meaning you can experience HDR quality entertainment, event when your content is not,” Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said in a statement.”PureDisplay” screen technology is said to take the users’ viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours.The Nokia 7.1 comes in gloss midnight blue and gloss steel colour variants and is available in selected markets available from October in a configuration of 3GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GBRAM+64GB on board storage.The smartphpne sports a dual-anodised Series 6000 aluminium frame with diamond cut edges.The smartphone sports 12MP+5MP dual cameras with ZEISS Optics and two-phase detection that enables accurate autofocus, thus, giving great shots in in both bright and low light conditions. “You can also reduce the effects of unstable hands while filming with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology and relive your memories as if you were still there with high fidelity 360-degree Nokia spatial audio,” the company added.The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset and fueled by a 3060mAh battery, USB type-C fast-charging port charges up to 50 of the battery back in 30 minutes.–IANSksc/ksk/vmadvertisementlast_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit to dazzle in Hockey World Cup Opening Ceremony

first_imgBollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit are all set to dazzle the stage at the opening ceremony of Hockey Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.The Hockey World Cup will be played between 16 countries for the elusive trophy and title of ‘world champions’ in Bhubaneswar at the Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 16.The opening ceremony is slated to begin at 6pm IST.According to the officials, most of the 16 teams have reached Bhubaneswar and the pool stage matches will take place between November 28 and December 11.The Kalinga Stadium has the flags of the participating countries hoisted as it readies itself to host hockey’s biggest extravaganza for the next half a month.Hockey Men’s World Cup: FULL COVERAGEDirector General of Police Rajendra Prasad Sharma, on Monday, reviewed the security arrangements and said that there is enough security between the airport, the hotels where the teams have been put up and the stadium.Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene arrived in Bhubaneswar on Monday evening and will perform at the inaugural ceremony, Odisha sports secretary Vishal Dev told PTI.The official further said that she will be performing along with 1,000 artists in a dance drama called The Earth Song, the theme of which is Oneness of Humanity. The dance drama created, written and directed by Nupur Mahajan will have Madhuri in the role of Mother Earth.Shah Rukh Khan, who has been one of the faces of the World Cup, will also perform in the opening ceremony and according to the official, he will leave for Mumbai immediately after the show.advertisementAlso read – Kalinga Sena threatens to throw black ink on Shah Rukh Khan ahead of Hockey World CupOdia actors Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahu will also perform on Tuesday.”Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has confirmed his participation in the second inagural ceremoney in Cuttack on Wednesday,” Dev added.A R Rahman, who has composed the theme song of the World Cup, will perform both in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, officials said.Sharma said that traffic movement would be restricted during the Hockey World Cup.Speaking about the deployment of police for the mega event, he said there will be more than 50 police officers above the rank of the deputy superintendent of police in various supervisory roles. There will be inspectors, sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors.”In total, we have deployed more than 300 police officers on duty. As many as 75 platoons (one platoon comprise 30 personnel) of the police will be on duty,” he added.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Talking Horses: why the Poet’s Word team should be looking at the Arc

first_imgReuse this content features Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. Share on Facebook Tuesday’s best bets, by Chris CookSo I was rummaging through the betting for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe last week, trying to find something that would be a plausible winner if, say, Enable disappointed in her Kempton reappearance. One of those that I liked was Poet’s Word but I didn’t bet because there was the usual question of whether he would turn up at Longchamp and today brings news that he is unlikely to do so. Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Show Topics Support The Guardian Talking Horses Share on WhatsApp Horse racing Horse racing tips Read more Quick guide Tuesday tips Share via Email Hide Was this helpful? Trainers receive warning about use of drug which may contain steroids “He’s scheduled to go to Ascot,” says Bruce Raymond, racing manager to the owner of Poet’s Word, Saeed Suhail, in this morning’s Racing Post. “Ascot will suit him better than York.”It’s understandable inasmuch as Sir Michael Stoute has another obvious Arc candidate in Crystal Ocean, so he can send that one to France and keep Poet’s Word for the big Ascot prize. That suits him, of course. Most trainers prefer to have a shot in each of two big races rather than two shots in the same race and risk one pipping the other, as happened with these two horses in the King George in July.It’s a pity because I think there’d be a lot to be said for a swashbuckling tilt at the Arc with Poet’s Word. He hasn’t had many chances at a mile and a half but the best performance of his career came in a strongly run race at that distance, when he won the King George from an unpromising position off the home turn.He was then beaten by a faster rival when he stepped back to 10 furlongs at York. Surely the normal thing with such a horse is to step back up in distance?Ascot is the lure, of course. Poet’s Word has won two Group Ones there this year, so why not go back for a third? But soft ground over 10 furlongs is a home game for Cracksman and I think the Poet’s Word team are risking that rival turning around the Prince of Wales form.If they tilted at the Arc and got beat, there would be little loss of reputation. Then if Cracksman won the Champion Stakes, they can say: “We already beat him round there. That’s a boost to our form.” If Poet’s Word turns up at Ascot and gets stuffed by Cracksman, as he did last October, folk may conclude his June success was a blip. I’d send him to the Arc but no one ever lets me make these decisions… /sport/2017/may/15/the-recap-sign-up-for-the-best-of-the-guardians-sport-coverage Today’s nap comes at the end of the Catterick card, The Resdev Way (5.45) having impressed me when he won over this course and distance a fortnight ago. He’d been more of an all-weather type to that point but travelled strongly and could be called the winner a long way out that day, despite my best wishes for one of the other runners.He’s only gone up 4lb and is 11lb below the mark from which he won on Fibresand in March, so I’d say there’s every chance of a similar performance at odds of 11-2. The obvious concern is that this is a race for amateur riders in which his jockey is very inexperienced, though they had a spin around Musselburgh together last month.Mick Easterby’s No Bills (2.00) catches the eye in the opening novice race for two-year-olds. Sent off at 100-1 for her debut at Beverley last month, she was a “nearest finish” fifth after trouble in running and could do a lot better this time. She’s 7-2 from an opening 6s.At Leicester, you can get 5-2 about Blooriedotcom (2.40), a Peter Chapple-Hyam three-year-old who should be better for his first run for three months recently. He was a winner when last tried on turf, at Haydock in May.Alas, Salisbury’s card has been abandoned due to an infestation of chafer grubs, the same problem which will cost Epsom a fixture later this week. Will no one rid us of these turbulent insects? Catterick 2.00 No Bills 2.30 Sienna Says 3.00 Albert Boy 3.35 Hilborough 4.05 Gratified 4.40 Arnold 5.10 Perfect Words 5.45 The Resdev Way (nap) Leicester 2.10 Accommodate 2.40 Blooriedotcom 3.15 Bandola 3.45 Line Of Reason 4.20 Dance Teacher (nb) 4.50 Desert Friend 5.25 Bayston HillWorcester 2.20 Hillary View 2.50 Dear Sire 3.25 Winner Massagot 3.55 Present In Court 4.25 Sid Hoodie 4.55 Tell The Tale 5.30 ToddSalisbury (abandoned – chafer grubs)last_img read more

Socceroos to meet Norway in pre-World Cup friendly

first_imgAustralia Socceroos to meet Norway in pre-World Cup friendly Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:11 1/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Joshua King Norway Australia Norway Australia v Honduras Slovakia v Norway Friendlies The green-and-gold will tune up for Russia with an exhibition match against the Scandinavians Australia will start their preparations for the World Cup in Russia with an international friendly against Norway in Oslo in March.The match against Lars Lagerback’s side will be played at the 28,000-capacity Ullevaal Stadion on Friday 23 March 2018 (local time), and will represent the third meeting between the Socceroos and Norway at senior men’s international level.The Australians and Norwegians first played in Sydney in January 1997, a game the Socceroos won 1-0 thanks to Robbie Hooker’s 72nd minute strike. 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 There was also a meeting in London in November 2004, a year prior to the team’s successful qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Goals to Tim Cahill and Josip Skoko ensured Australia departed Craven Cottage with a 2-2 draw.The game in Oslo, which will be telecast live on Fox Sports and Channel 10, will be the first of two friendlies that the Socceroos will play in March’s FIFA window.Football Federation Australia is close to finalising the second international friendly, with an announcement expected soon.last_img read more

Report: Real Madrid 4 Al Ain 1

first_imgLuka Modric’s wonderful goal helped seal Club World Cup history as Real Madrid beat Al Ain 4-1 to become the first team to win the tournament three years in a row.Santiago Solari’s first silverware since being appointed as Julen Lopetegui’s successor was set up by Modric’s first-half strike as Madrid comfortably triumphed in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, moving past rivals Barcelona with their fourth title in the competition.The Croatia midfielder, who added the Ballon d’Or crown to his World Cup Golden Ball this month, bent the opener into the bottom-left corner from 25 yards, with Marcos Llorente also drilling home from outside the box before a Sergio Ramos header extended Madrid’s lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Al Ain had a goal from Caio Fernandes ruled out for offside when they only trailed by one and Zoran Mamic’s side – who replied through an excellent Tsukasa Shiotani header – can be proud of their efforts on home soil as massive underdogs against the European champions, despite Madrid adding a late fourth through Yahia Nader’s own goal.The perfect way to cap off #TheBest year for @lukamodric10? He has @realmadriden in front in the #ClubWC final  pic.twitter.com/VmlslWFoxG— #ClubWC  (@FIFAcom) December 22, 2018Madrid hit the post in the third minute when Llorente got clear in the left channel, his cutback deflected on to the woodwork by fortunate defender Ismail Ahmed.Al Ain should have taken the lead when Marcelo’s mistake let in Hussein El Shahat but captain Ramos made a miraculous goal-line clearance to deny the winger, then Madrid nudged in front.Neat build-up play from Karim Benzema set up Modric and the Ballon d’Or winner curled home a beauty from 25 yards, Caio then seeing a rapid reply ruled out for offside.Benzema missed a brilliant chance to extend Madrid’s lead before goalkeeper Khalid Eisa made outstanding saves to deny both Gareth Bale and Modric before the break.Madrid effectively clinched the trophy in the 60th minute when a cleared corner fell kindly to Llorente, his thumping half-volley giving Eisa no chance and opening his professional account in some style.Ramos powered home a Modric corner to make certain of Madrid’s victory, celebrating the goal with unused substitute Isco, although Al Ain scored a deserved consolation through Shiotani with four minutes left.Madrid had the final say, though, as a cross from substitute Vinicius Jr was turned into his own goal by Nader in the first minute of stoppage time. WHAT A GOAL!!!@marcosllorente pic.twitter.com/wsel09O91H— Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) December 22, 2018What does it mean? Solari up and runningThis was not always completely convincing from Madrid, but they did not need to get out of second gear. Solari’s side left too many gaps at the back and more clinical opponents may have punished them, but the coach will be relieved to collect the first trophy of his reign.Modric the man of the moment There were few arguments about Modric ending Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s dominance of the Ballon d’Or and he ended 2018 on another high note. His opening goal was superbly struck and the midfielder also forced a scrambling save from Eisa with a stunning volley as well as crossing for Ramos’ goal.Madrid survive Benzema’s baffling missRonaldo’s sale to Juventus meant Benzema would have to hugely increase his meagre goalscoring returns from last season to address the deficit. But the former France striker has struggled to step up, with an atrocious miss from Lucas Vazquez’s cross particularly worrying. Benzema – who has six league goals this season – did set up Modric’s opener, yet he is ultimately in the Madrid team to score goals, not make them.Key Opta Facts- Madrid have won the Club World Cup four times (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018), surpassing Barcelona (2009, 2011 and 2015) to become the competition’s most successful team.- Solari is the first Argentinian manager to win the Club World Cup. The previous five Argentinians to manage in a Club World Cup final lost the game, all in charge of teams from South America.- Madrid captain Ramos is the third player to score in different Club World Cup finals, after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.What’s next?Madrid can enjoy a brief break before returning to LaLiga action at Villarreal on January 3. read morelast_img read more

Pavard denies having signed Bayern deal

first_imgBenjamin Pavard has denied having an agreement in place which will see him link up with Bayern Munich in the summer of 2019.Ever since helping France to World Cup glory over the summer, the 22-year-old defender has seen his club future called into question.It has been suggested that Bayern are leading the chase for his signature, with it widely reported that a deal has already been done. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Pavard, who remains under contract at Stuttgart until 2021, insists that is not the case.He told Le Parisien: “I have not signed anything with Bayern. “The interest of such a club makes me happy, but today I am focused on Stuttgart. I do not think about next summer.”While reluctant to look to the future, Pavard is prepared to reflect on events of the past.He still feels that France’s efforts in Russia should have earned greater recognition, with the likes of Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann overlooked in the 2018 Ballon d’Or vote.Pavard said of an award which went to Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, who suffered World Cup final heartache with Croatia: “I would have liked to see a Frenchman win it, knowing that players such as Raphael Varane – who is the only one to have won the World Cup and the Champions League in the same year – and Antoine Griezmann had a great years. “They would have deserved it.”Benjamin Pavard FrankreichWorld Cup-winning exploits were not enough for that pair, but nobody can take France’s achievement away from them.Pavard played a leading role in their global triumph, with a spectacular strike during a 4-3 victory over Lionel Messi’s Argentina at the last-16 stage set to live long in the memory.Recalling that effort, the highly-rated full-back said: “That goal has changed my life. “Things have gone to another dimension. That goal went around the world. “Before, few people knew me, but since then, things have changed. I am recognised everywhere. I am asked about that goal almost every day.”While Pavard will forever have those happy memories, he is currently trying to avoid making some unhappy ones.Stuttgart have endured a difficult 2018-19 campaign to date and sit just outside the Bundesliga drop zone as a result.last_img read more

Norwich’s Godfrey signs fresh four-year deal

first_imgNorwich City defender Ben Godfrey has ended speculation over a potential move to Manchester United after penning a new contract extension with the Canaries.The 21-year-old, who played a key role in their succesful Championship-winning campaign in 2018-19, had been linked with the Red Devils and Tottenham in recent weeks following promotion to the Premier League.Daniel Farke’s side however have tied down the York City academy product for the forseeable future with a fresh deal that takes him through until the end of the 2022-23 season, with the option of an additional year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? With 42 senior appearances since joining from the Minstermen in 2016, Godfrey has established himself as an exciting prospect and, speaking to Norwich’s official website, expressed his satisfaction at tying down a long-term contract in Norfolk.“I’m delighted to commit my future to such a great club with ambitions and goals similar to mine in terms of staying at the highest level and I’m looking forward to next season,” he stated.“There’s only so long you can go without a ball at your feet before you get a little bit bored. I miss the boys, I miss training everyday and I miss the atmosphere around the training ground.”I’m now looking forward to getting back to working hard.”With new terms secured, Godfrey will be expected to feature across City’s pre-season campaign, with a behind closed doors game against Brentford and a trip to Kelinworth Road to face Luton on the agenda.The Canaries then host visits from Champions League contenders Atalanta and Ligue 1 side Toulouse ahead of their Premier League opening day clash with Liverpool.Regardig his potential upcoming clash with the Reds, Godfrey added: “I think we can all look forward to it. It will be a great atmosphere at Anfield and it’s a team that I dreamt of playing against as a young boy.”We’re all looking forward to it and we’ll give it 110 percent and hopefully come away with some points.”Norwich are currently in the process of assembling their squad as they look to, at the very least, preserve top flight status in their first year back in the Premier League.The’ve made a raft of signings so far, with Daniel Adshead, Archie Mair and Josip Drmic all having arrived at Carrow Road.last_img read more

Nebraska Gets Big Update From 4-Star JUCO Recruit

first_img The #Huskers received some good news on Wednesday.Jahkeem Green is officially Nebraska-bound. https://t.co/zWzkoDuqCs— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) July 31, 2019Per 247Sports, Jahkeem Green is a four-star prospect and the No. 18 prospect from junior college in the country. He is the No. 2 defensive tackle, and the No. 2 player from South Carolina.Over the past two years he has recorded 117 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, and two passes defended.Green joins a Nebraska recruiting class that is ranked in the top 20 for the first time in several years.[Hail Varsity] Shot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska’s incoming recruiting class just got a significant upgrade along the defensive line. Four-star Jahkeem Green, who spent the last two years at Highland Community College, appears all set to join the Huskers.According to Hail Varsity, Green has reaffirmed his commitment to the Huskers, and will be able to join the team in the fall once his academic requirements are fulfilled. Green made a verbal commitment to Nebraska in April, but did not sign a letter of intent. This, in turn, allowed him to continue visiting other schools.Green made the Huskers nervous this summer when he took an official visit to Texas Tech. Per the report, Oklahoma attempted to recruit him as well.But Green ultimately decided to stick with Nebraska, and will join the team this coming year if his schoolwork checks out.last_img read more

Delhi will soon get 6 world class skill centres, admissions to begin shortly

first_imgDelhi will soon get 6 world class skill centres, admissions to begin shortlySix world class skill centres are coming up in Delhi in March, announced Manish Sisodia. The admission process for these skill centres will be starting soon.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 15:54 IST 25 new World Class Skill Centres are coming up in Delhi in 2 phases!March 2019 will see six world class skill centres (WCSCs) open in Delhi, Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday. The skill centres being opened by the Delhi government will have a total capacity of 720 seats and will prepare students to acquire different professional skills. Sisodia said that a total of 25 such skill centres will be set up in Delhi, 19 of which will be made functional in August.As soon as the admission process is over, they will be started formally,” Sisodia told reporters.Importance of skill development”The central government has also been taking about skills but what they did was that they made Sachin Tendulkar stand with a plumber in an advertisement. Plumbing is a skill but hospitality, banking also have opportunities for skills. Having a skill means a youth is standing on his feet with a professional approach,” said the education minister of Delhi.He said skill is the future of education and it is important to impart skill education. He also said that entrepreneurship be also included as a skill so that the skill centres can give rise to job givers rather than job seekers.The recruitment process for the hiring of Chief Operating Officers, Master Trainers, Office Executives and Support Staff has already been initiated for the WCSCs and will be completed by February, Sisodia said.Where will the six world-class skill centres be located?All the new WCSCs will open in the existing ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and universities of the Department of Training and Technical Education.”Availability of unutilised space in the existing buildings of ITIs, polytechnics, degree colleges and universities was explored by the Department. Accordingly, 25 institutes were identified where the opening of WCSCs was found feasible,” the government said in a statement.advertisementHere are the locations:Institute of Basic Business Studies (Pusa)IIT, DwarkaDelhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research UniversitySociety for Self Employment (SSE), WazirpurSSE, JhandewalanRIT RajokariIn which areas will courses be offered at these new skill centres in Delhi?As per the minister, these are the sectors wherein skill development courses will be offered:Health and WellnessIT and IT-enabled ServicesRetail ManagementHospitality and TourismAccountsBanking and FinanceAutomobileElectronicsMedia and Event ManagementProduction and ManufacturingApparelFood ProductionMore details on which centre will host which course:The Institute of Basic Business Studies will be beginning admissions to courses in retail services, hospitality operations and finance executiveThe Integrated Institute Of Technology, Dwarka will be beginning admissions for the courses of beauty and wellness consultant, computer system operator and hospitality operationsThe Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University will be beginning admissions to courses of beauty and wellness consultant, sports fitness and yoga application and sports digitisation and performance managementThe skill institute in Wazirpur will be beginning admissions to courses on food production and finance executiveThe centre in Jhandewalan will offer admission on courses in retail services and food productionThe RIT Rajokri will be offering a course to train computer system operatorsWhen will the admission process begin in these WCSCs?The admission process for the March 2019 batch in the six WCSCs will start soon, with the advertisement likely to be published next week.Announcement for these skill centres made back in 2017Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had in 2017 announced setting up of 25 WCSCs in Delhi, after the success of the first WCSC at ITI, Vivek Vihar, started in 2013.25 world class skill centres coming up in two phasesThe government plans to start the proposed 25 WCSCs in two phases — six WCSCs in Phase I and remaining 19 WCSCs in Phase II.”Under Phase I, six WCSCs are being set up with all facilities and will be launched with intake capacity of 720 in March 2019, and 720 as the second intake in the month of August 2019,” he said.The remaining 19 WCSCs at Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Shakarpur, Aryabhatt Institute Of Technology, Ashok Vihar, Bhai Parmanand Institute, Shakarpur, ITI Narela, Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Dwarka will also be made functional by August this year. Renovation and construction work at these WCSCs is currently underway.(With inputs from PTI and IANS)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 byRoshni Tags :Follow skill developmentFollow World Class Skill CentreFollow Manish Sisodialast_img read more

Highland Park Launches New Whisky Inspired by Viking Heritage

first_img Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles Editors’ Recommendations Highland Park Takes Tailgating to Another Level In the race to create new expressions and labels in the whisky world, count Vikings as the latest twist.Highland Park, a 200+ year old distillery located way up in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, is launching Valkyrie – a non-age statement whisky blending the company’s Norwegian heritage with new packaging created by Danish designer Jim Lyngvild.He brought his eccentric style to the packaging, which is embossed using metallic detailing, featuring Viking folklore that pays homage to goddess Freya’s magical necklace.“I am fiercely proud of my Viking ancestry and the connection to the islands of Orkney,” Lyngvild said through a press release.Valkyrie is aged in a variety of European and American Oak sherry casks as well as Bourbon casks. The liquid picks up plenty of fruit and spicy notes as a result.“This creates a richer, fuller phenolic note that has balance due to the sweeter, heathery character of our moorland peat,” Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion said about the addition of extra peat.The new whisky is part of a bigger brand overhaul for Highland Park, which will further the Viking theme across their core 10-, 12-, and 18-year expressions. It pays tribute to the Orkney’s lineage where one in three islanders have Scandinavian heritage.Valkyrie is the first in a series of three “Viking Legend” special edition releases. “Valknut” and “Valhalla” will follow in 2018 and 2019, respectively.Valkyrie will retail for around $80 and will be available in select cities across the U.S. The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Falllast_img read more

BJP MLA suspended for remainder of House session

first_imgKolkata: Dulal Bar, a BJP MLA from North 24-Parganas’ Bagda has been suspendedon Tuesday for the rest of the current session of the Assembly. Nirmal Ghosh, the chief whip of the government urged the Speaker Biman Banerjee to take some steps against Bar for vitiating the atmosphere of the Assembly. The Speaker took objection of the matter and suspended Bar for the rest of the Assembly session. The Speaker also felt that Bar was destroying the peaceful environment of the Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHouse. Bar will not be able to attend the rest of the session in the Assembly. Bar wanted to attract the attention of the government to an incident in which a woman was raped in front of her five -year-old girl in Basanti. He also alleged that state government has taken no steps so far to arrest the accused in the incident. The BJP MLAs staged a protest demonstration inside the House.BJP MLA from North 24-Parganas’ Bagda was suspended for a day on last Monday after he started protesting against the alleged attack on BJP MLA from Bongaon.last_img read more

A Section of the Manitoba highway is to be named after Tom

first_img Facebook Cochrane has been performing since the 1970s, but he stepped into the international limelight with the massively successful single Life is a Highway from his album Mad, Mad World, which was released more than a quarter-century ago.The town of Lynn Lake — which has a population of about 500 to 600 people — has been buzzing with anticipation for the event. It has spent the weekend hosting a Homecoming Summer Festival, a community first.The headlining musical guest? None other than Cochrane himself. A Canadian musician known worldwide for his song about life as a cruise on the highway, returns home to northern Manitoba today to officially open a stretch of highway named in his honour.Tom Cochrane will be in his hometown of Lynn Lake for unveiling of the Tom Cochrane’s Life is a Highway highway.The Manitoba government announced last October it would name a 322-kilometre section of Provincial Road 391, between Lynn Lake and Thompson, Tom Cochrane’s Life Is A Highway, after the multiple Juno Award-winning rock musician and his 1991 popular single. Award-winning musician Tom Cochrane returns home to Lynn Lake, Man. Sunday to open a stretch of highway named in his honour. (CBC) He’s due to hit the stage around 4:30 p.m. Sunday for an all-acoustic set.“We really hope that he can communicate to the young people in the town and shine a bright light into the community,” said organizer Eugene Shin. “He’s the cause for the festival, he’s the reason why, and sparked the interest in former Lynn Lakers.”Shin said in addition to Cochrane being there, a number of miners who once worked in the mining community will also make their way back. Many have been away for 15 to 20 years, he said.Shin said he hopes the festival will help people in the community connect with its past and present.“Hopefully it will lead to something big in the future,” he said. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

JGRA Commended for Campaign to Reduce Crashes

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, has commended the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA) for its continued thrust to reduce fatalities on the nation’s roadways.Speaking at the JGRA’s Road Safety Month launch and Blood Drive at the FESCO Gas Station in Lydford, St. Ann, on June 5, Mrs. Williams acknowledged the efforts of the association in partnering with Government to bring the road safety message to road users through its month-long initiative.“As a major player in our petroleum industry, the JGRA has supported this initiative for over 30 years, and along with the road safety unit, the Ministry of Transport and many partners, you have kept the road safety message at the forefront of the Jamaican consciousness, and for that you must be commended,” she said.Mrs. Williams emphasised the need to reverse the current trend towards higher road fatalities.“Locally on a daily basis, road fatalities maim and rob the lives of so many promising men and women of this country. The news is even more devastating when we realise that the lives of our children, the future of this nation, have been lost in road accidents. For the past few years… more than 300 Jamaicans die annually on our nation’s roads. That’s 300 lives too many, she said.The Minister charged all road users to take personal responsibility for their safety on the nation’s roadways, noting that “in addition to the emotional and personal losses that road crashes incur, the impact on our productivity, our economy and healthcare system is just as great”.“As the Energy Minister, I have a personal interest in the road safety message. From the loading racks to the service stations, petroleum fuels our transport sector. It is my charge to every motorist that when you pull up to the pumps, fuel up to live, not to die. Too many lives are being lost on our nation’s roads. Drive with care, be patient,” she urged.For his part, President of the JGRA, Gregory Chung, said the association will continue to advocate for road safety in Jamaica.President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA), Gregory Chung, addresses the association’s Road Safety Month launch and Blood Drive, at the FESCO Gas Station, Lydford, St. Ann, on June 5. Story Highlights Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, has commended the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA) for its continued thrust to reduce fatalities on the nation’s roadways. “As a major player in our petroleum industry, the JGRA has supported this initiative for over 30 years, and along with the road safety unit, the Ministry of Transport and many partners, you have kept the road safety message at the forefront of the Jamaican consciousness, and for that you must be commended,” she said. Speaking at the JGRA’s Road Safety Month launch and Blood Drive at the FESCO Gas Station in Lydford, St. Ann, on June 5, Mrs. Williams acknowledged the efforts of the association in partnering with Government to bring the road safety message to road users through its month-long initiative. “The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association has been involved in road safety activities for over 30 years, and is proud of the fact that we were the ones to have the month of June designated nationally as Road Safety Month. The JGRA is committed to road safety activities for the life of this organisation,” Mr. Chung said.He urged road users to understand the profound national importance of reducing road traffic crashes, as these create a massive burden for victims and the country.“We realise the need for increased road safety awareness, because our customers (motorists), are the ones dying. Road safety is critical for the life of our country. Hospitalisation and medical care for our crash victims cost us billions every year. Crashes have also left many families without their income earners,” Mr. Chung said.Road Safety Month is being observed under the theme ‘Road Safety for Life’. read more

Three Female Stalwarts of the Maritime Industry Honoured

They are Terminal Manager of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Valerie Campbell; Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Claudia Grant; and Commanding Officer of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Jamaica National Liaison and President of the WiMAC local chapter, Nicole Wickham, said that the recognition is in keeping with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2019 theme ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’. Story Highlights She noted that all three women have made significant contributions to the development of the maritime industry, both nationally and regionally, and are all key players in WiMAC. Three female stalwarts of the maritime industry were honoured by their peers at a recent fundraising dinner hosted by the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC).They are Terminal Manager of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Valerie Campbell; Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Claudia Grant; and Commanding Officer of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Jamaica National Liaison and President of the WiMAC local chapter, Nicole Wickham, said that the recognition is in keeping with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2019 theme ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’.She noted that all three women have made significant contributions to the development of the maritime industry, both nationally and regionally, and are all key players in WiMAC.She said that Valerie Campbell was the first Terminal Manager at KWL, and has asserted herself in the male-dominated field of port operations, becoming the first woman to serve in the capacity of Operations Manager of KWL in 2013.“She has overall responsibility for the planning and execution of all activities for cargo movement through KWL’s terminals. An 18-year veteran of the shipping industry, she rose through the ranks of the Kingston Wharves group. She has served in various capacities, such as safety manager, security manager and claims manager,” she noted.For Claudia Grant, Ms. Wickham told JIS News that the MAJ Deputy Director General has dedicated almost three decades to the maritime profession.“She has served at the CARICOM Secretariat, where she oversaw the implementation of policies and projects for the sustainable development of maritime transportation in member states. She also spearheaded the establishment of the MAJ,” she pointed out.Mrs. Grant’s experience covers the regulatory, policy and operational spheres. She successfully managed the project unit at the Ministry of Transport, where she was charged with the responsibility for developing systems, procedures and legislation for implementing the IMO Revised Convention Governing the Training and Certification of Seafarers.She was also instrumental in the development of policies, systems and procedures for the establishment and operation of the Jamaica Ship Registry.Meanwhile, Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman enlisted in the JDF in 1992, where she was appointed the first seagoing female officer, rising through the ranks to become the first female commanding officer of the JDF Coast Guard. Ms. Wickham told JIS News that Commodore Wemyss-Gorman has served in the capacity of Deputy Director of Marine Transport at the Ministry of Transport through a secondment arrangement and also did a stint as second-in-command of the JDF Air Wing. She became the first female in the JDF to attain the rank of Commander in 2014 and also Commodore in 2019.“She is the most senior-ranking servicewoman in the JDF and in the Commonwealth Caribbean and she commands one of the largest formations in the force with responsibility for the Maritime Air Cyber Command Operations,” Ms. Wickham noted.WiMAC, which is the regional arm of the IMO women’s movement was launched in April 2015 with the participation of 14 Caribbean countries and is committed to increasing the performance, participation and contribution of women in the maritime sector.Its objectives include promotion of the maritime sector as a viable career option; mentoring, motivating and empowering women in the sector; providing a forum for networking; fostering a Caribbean research agenda; and building a body of knowledge and best practices on the maritime sector.The association hosts fundraising activities in keeping with its mandate. Part proceeds from the dinner, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, will aid in the construction of a library for the Rousseau Primary School in Kingston, which was adopted by WiMAC in 2017. Three female stalwarts of the maritime industry were honoured by their peers at a recent fundraising dinner hosted by the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC). read more

PHOTOS Lady Allen with Advisory Board for the Hanbury and Windsor Lodge

Wife of the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Lady Allen (right), accepts an orchid from Chair of the Advisory Board for the Hanbury and Windsor Lodge Children’s Homes, Dr. Sharmaine Tapper. Occasion was a courtesy call by members of the Board on Thursday (June 6), at King’s House. The homes are operated by the Salvation Army Eastern Caribbean Territory.

Every Child Must Be Given Equal Opportunity to Learn – Samuda

Delivering the keynote address at the opening of a two-day Higher Education Summit, on June 12 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew, he said as children commence early-childhood education, opportunities must be at their disposal for growth and to prevent them from developing an inferiority complex. Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, says every child must be given equal opportunity in the pursuit of education. Story Highlights “Every child in Jamaica must have equal opportunity from the start, and I look forward to the day when the fears that surround placement of the child is removed because of the improvement in all the schools,” he said. Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, says every child must be given equal opportunity in the pursuit of education.Delivering the keynote address at the opening of a two-day Higher Education Summit, on June 12 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew, he said as children commence early-childhood education, opportunities must be at their disposal for growth and to prevent them from developing an inferiority complex.“Every child in Jamaica must have equal opportunity from the start, and I look forward to the day when the fears that surround placement of the child is removed because of the improvement in all the schools,” he said.Mr. Samuda emphasised that schools should not be stigmatised because they do not have brand names.The Minister argued that once every child is given an equal chance for educational advancement at the beginning, and they are not beset by non-inclusion, their chances at success will be greater.He pointed out that the “appropriate formula” needs to be found to enable students to have better access to tertiary education, adding that he has seen the potential in scores of young people, and they must be given every opportunity to succeed.The Summit brings together key stakeholders of the education sector to discuss issues impacting tertiary students and to broaden awareness on funding, housing and security. read more

Jamaica and Ghana Arranging Reciprocal Visa Free Travel

Prime Minister Holness said improving air services between Jamaica and Ghana is a priority. President Akufo-Addo arrived in Jamaica yesterday for a two-day official working visit where he met with Prime Minister Holness at Jamaica House. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo yesterday (Saturday, June 15) held bilateral discussions aimed at strengthening trade, investment and the movement of people, goods and services between the two countries. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo yesterday (Saturday, June 15) held bilateral discussions aimed at strengthening trade, investment and the movement of people, goods and services between the two countries.President Akufo-Addo arrived in Jamaica yesterday for a two-day official working visit where he met with Prime Minister Holness at Jamaica House.Prime Minister Holness said improving air services between Jamaica and Ghana is a priority.“I am pleased to recall that Jamaica and Ghana have signed an air services agreement and we discussed today ideas of how to utilize that instrument to advance our goal of deeper engagement, as we endeavor to further deepen the relationship between peoples and nations, the President and I have mandated our Ministers of Foreign Affairs to negotiate and conclude” stated Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister was giving a media statement following a working lunch with President Akufo-Addo and his delegation at Jamaica House where they also discussed “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019”.“The initiative from our perspective certainly presents excellent opportunities to build on the fraternal bonds and take the relations between our two countries and our peoples to greater heights. We can use this initiative to forge increased personal connections and at the same time deepen the trade and commercial relations between our respective countries,” said Prime Minister Holness.The discussion between the Prime Minister and President also included cooperation in other areas such as mining, sports, and culture as well as tourism education and training.In that regard, Prime Minister Holness added that discussions on these will advance Jamaica’s goal on driving economic growth and job creation and developing the countries overall sustainable development agenda.The Prime Minister also reflected the continued strong and bilateral relationship that exists between Jamaica and the Republic of Ghana noting that:“Our relations are deeply rooted in our ancestral and historic connections forged over many years and only made stronger by our affirmed democratic traditions shared principles and vision for peace and prosperity and the cultural affinities which unite our peoples.” read more

Visa Waiver Agreement Between Jamaica and Ghana to be Implemented

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says a visa waiver agreement is to be implemented between Jamaica and Ghana.Mr. Holness said the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries have been mandated to negotiate and conclude the agreement.The Prime Minister was issuing a press statement at Jamaica House on Saturday (June 15) along with President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who arrived in the island earlier today for a two-day official working visit. The statement followed bilateral talks between both leaders.President Akufo-Addo’s visit forms part of a Caribbean tour to promote ‘The Year of Return, Ghana 2019’, which is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.The Prime Minister noted that the campaign was “central in our discussions” noting that the initiative, presents excellent opportunities to “build on the fraternal bonds and take the relations between our two countries and our peoples to greater heights”.“We can use this initiative to forge increased inter-personal connections and at the same time deepen the trade and commercial relations between our respective countries,” he said.Mr. Holness said the Ghanaian President’s visit reflects the continued strong bilateral relationship that exists between Jamaica and the Republic of Ghana, and reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitment to strengthening and deepening the relations between both countries.“Our relations are deeply rooted in our ancestral and historical connections, forged over many years and only made stronger by our firm democratic traditions, shared principles and vision for peace and prosperity, and the cultural affinities which unite our peoples,” he said.The Prime Minister informed that he and the Ghanaian President engaged in fruitful discussions to strengthen the partnership between both countries, to secure increased development opportunities.He noted that discussions also focused on important bilateral matters and in particular, measures to improve trade and investment and the movement of people, goods and services between the countries.“We also discussed the excellent opportunities for cooperation in other areas such as energy and mining; sport and culture; as well as tourism, education and training,” he said.In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo stressed that it is now time to “give teeth” to the longstanding relations between Jamaica and Ghana “by making sure that the various areas of engagement in education, tourism, cultural activities are specifically tied down”.“We cannot have visas standing in the way of those relations, so the decision has been taken by my Government… to provide visa-free arrangements for Jamaicans in Ghana, and facilitate and make it easier for you to accept our invitation to come and join us for the Year of Return,” he stated.He noted that the intention is to use the symbolism of ‘The Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ to take concrete steps to solidify the relationship between not only Jamaica but other countries in the region. “The relationship that we are forming here in Jamaica, will form part of this process of solidifying the relations between those of us on the continent of Africa and those of you in the Diaspora outside Africa,” he said.As part of his schedule of activities for Saturday, President Akufo-Addo was led on a tour of the Seville Great House and Heritage Park in St. Ann.On Sunday, the Ghanaian President will meet with the leadership of the University of the West Indies. He will also give a floral tribute at the shrine of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.The President will conclude his visit on Sunday by giving remarks at the Opening of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Mr. Holness said the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries have been mandated to negotiate and conclude the agreement. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says a visa waiver agreement is to be implemented between Jamaica and Ghana. The Prime Minister was issuing a press statement at Jamaica House on Saturday (June 15) along with President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who arrived in the island earlier today for a two-day official working visit. The statement followed bilateral talks between both leaders. Story Highlights read more

Grange Hails Exceptional Conroy Cooper

Story Highlights Cooper was instrumental in introducing our music to new audiences abroad when he led the first tour of Germany by a Jamaican band, the Reggaes (which later became Fab 5). The Minister of the Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has expressed sadness at the passing of Conroy Cooper, the founder of Fab 5 band. Minister Grange said:“I was sad to hear of the passing of Conroy Cooper, an exceptionally talented musician, producer, composer and arranger, whose contribution to the development of Jamaican music has been immense. The Minister of the Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has expressed sadness at the passing of Conroy Cooper, the founder of Fab 5 band.Minister Grange said:“I was sad to hear of the passing of Conroy Cooper, an exceptionally talented musician, producer, composer and arranger, whose contribution to the development of Jamaican music has been immense.Cooper was instrumental in introducing our music to new audiences abroad when he led the first tour of Germany by a Jamaican band, the Reggaes (which later became Fab 5).His work in advertising, creating memorable radio jingles; his work in the theatre composing and arranging music for several productions, including national pantomimes; his work in the studio as a performer and with several artistes including Ernie Smith, Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari attest to his vision, his creativity and the range of his contribution to Jamaica’s music.I offer sincerest condolences to his family, especially to his children and his brother Grub, the current leader of Fab 5.”Conroy Cooper was 74. read more

JCF Increases Use of Technology to Strengthen Investigative Processes

Additionally, cyber forensics (digital devices and data), saw 3,395 items processed in 2018 and 1,474 processed from January to May 2019. Story Highlights Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is increasing its use of cyber forensics, ballistics and DNA evidence to strengthen its investigative processes.Giving an overview of the use of technology in investigations conducted by the JCF, at a plenary session for the Eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on June 18 held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Commissioner Anderson revealed that 5,457 crime scene exhibits for DNA analysis were conducted and 9,275 samples tested between March 2018 and March 2019.Additionally, cyber forensics (digital devices and data), saw 3,395 items processed in 2018 and 1,474 processed from January to May 2019.He further noted that ballistic evidence created 1,037 links between crime scenes in 2018, while 722 ballistic certificates/reports were processed in the same year.“This 1,037 is essentially where we have used ballistics to tie different scenes together and know that the same weapon was used in different places. We did that last year 1,037 times,” he pointed out.The Commissioner, who placed much emphasis on public safety, said the use of this technology in investigations assists in building strong cases leading to convictions.“Since the beginning of the year to the end of May, we had 146 cases through the Home Circuit Court in Kingston, of which 110 resulted in convictions. I think 50 per cent of those pleaded guilty because of the strength of the cases against them,” he said.With the increased use of technology driving JCF investigations, the Police Commissioner said the use of eye-witness statements will act as supporting evidence, rather than the primary source of information.“We are moving away as much as possible from witness statements, although that is still a critical component, to the science. We will use science to support our investigations,” he pointed out.Giving recent data from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Police Commissioner said reports for the St. James Division, Western Regional Circuit and Gun Court for the period May 19 to May 24, 2019 indicate that 22 persons were convicted for serious and violent crimes.The four-day conference is being held from June 16 to 20 under the theme ‘Jamaica and the Diaspora: Building Pathways for Sustainable Development’.The conference, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, targets expanding and building pathways for the diaspora and Jamaica to work together to prepare effectively for the future within the context of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which incorporate the core goals of the Vision 2030 National Development Plan. Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is increasing its use of cyber forensics, ballistics and DNA evidence to strengthen its investigative processes. Giving an overview of the use of technology in investigations conducted by the JCF, at a plenary session for the Eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on June 18 held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Commissioner Anderson revealed that 5,457 crime scene exhibits for DNA analysis were conducted and 9,275 samples tested between March 2018 and March 2019. read more