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first_imgAbout LeEco:About LeEco:LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering internet and technology company with multiple internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.With “Complete Ecosystem, groundbreaking technologies, and disruptive Pricing” as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices.Media Contact : Aaron Samuel Rajendran, aaronsamuel@le.com, +9686100143, LeEco, India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire PSlast_img read more

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It wasn’t my day, says PV Sindhu after losing Hong Kong final

first_imgIndia’s top-ranked women’s shuttler P.V. Sindhu was pleased with her performance at the Hong Kong Open despite losing in the final and insisted it was just not her day.Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 17-21 in the final in Hong Kong on Sunday.”It was a good game overall. It was her day. I played well but she played well at the net, she didn’t make any mistakes. There were good rallies. I’m happy with my performance. It’s okay, I’ll go back and train hard. A bit upset, but overall it went well. I congratulate her for the win,” Sindhu said after the match.”I’ve played her many times. She’s a tricky player, has good strokes and deception. I was prepared for everything. But then one has to win and one has to lose. I was confident because of that. I played the final here. It was anybody’s game. It was her day, she played well.” (Heartbreak for PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma as they lose in Hong Kong Open final)Men’s World No.43 Sameer Verma also finished runners-up but said his maiden final appearance boosted his confidence. He will now target a place in the top 10.Verma, in his maiden Superseries final, lost to local Ng Ka Long Angus 14-21, 21-10, 11-21 in a 50-minute battle.”I am happy to reach final, didn’t expect to. While playing him, in second game I was ready to move him around the court. I got a bit tired in the third game after 11 points. Before the final, I was a bit nervous,” he said. (Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu enters semi-finals, Saina Nehwal crashes out)advertisement”I felt a bit of pressure today, but now now I’m confident of making the top 10. I felt tensed because it’s my first final. I talked to (brother) Saurabh yesterday.””I won the national title in April. I was very confident then of playing at top level. After nationals I got a shoulder injury and had to take a break of 2-3 months. It was a shoulder muscle tear. The shoulder injury affected me. After my comeback I played Thailand and Chinese Taipei,” he added.last_img read more

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Brawling Greek Soccer Suspended Over Violence

first_imgATHENS – Greece’s brawl-filled,  hooligan-overrun professional leagues were suspended Feb. 25 because of ongoing violence – including team Presidents attacking each other – marring the sport already tainted by match-fixing and attacks on referees.Deputy Minister for Sport Stavros Kontonis asked for the league to stop play – it had been suspended earlier this year after a referee was savagely beaten in front of his home.He called on the league officials – who are brawling and accusing each other of instigating violence – to stop it although similar appeals have always fallen on deaf ears with so much trouble and fans attacking each other that games are often played either in empty stadia or with the a visiting club’s supporters being barred from attending.’Unlike American sports where fans sit where they want, they have to be segregated in Greece to keep them from attacking each other and earlier this season a fan in Crete was beaten to death. But the lucrative games are still allowed to go on.Kontonis got the approval of Radical Left SYRIZA leader, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, to halt the sport indefinitely in the wake of police battling Panathinaikos fans in that team’s 2-1 win over arch-enemy Olympiakos on Feb. 22, followed by an altercation between the team Presidents in a a Super League meeting on Feb. 24.There was also a brawl in a Larissa vs. Olympiakos Volou game that critics said is out of control and overrun with violence, scandal and fixed games.Kontonis on Feb. 25 held a meeting with representatives of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), the Super League and the Football League and told them of the decision to suspend all games until the violence ends, although it never has.There have already been two weekends without soccer action this season, the first due to the killing of a fan in a third division game and the second owing to the attack on a referee official that had him seriously injured.Police had to use tear gas and Panathinaikos fans invaded the pitch during a game against Olympiakos – whose fans were barred from attending – and the Presidents of the two teams battled in a meeting,There was a brawl at the Feb. 24 Super League board meeting, which was halted when Panathinaikos Vice President Vassilis Constantinou was allegedly struck by a security guard during an argument between the Olympiakos and Panathinaikos Chairmen.“There is no reason to hide that an incident happened and that is why I interrupted the meeting,» said Super League President Giorgos Borovilos. “I will not say much and I don’t want to take sides.”Borovilos continued: “What happened takes us back. We have many problems to solve in Greek soccer, but not with such actions.”There is plenty of bad blood between  Panathinaikos President Yiannis Alafouzos and Olympiakos President Vangelis Marinakis who have swapped allegations that each instigated violence on and off the field.Alafouzos said that, “We were assaulted. Mr. Marinakis threw a glass of water at me and then his bodyguard threw a punch at Mr. Constantinou. I cannot believe that a board of the Super League had such violence,” Alafouzos said.The incident came after both Alafouzos and Marinakis swore at each other, continuing the war of words between the two clubs two days after the game won by Panathinaikos in an violence-marred match in Athens 2-1.Olympiakos did not issue a statement about the incident.Before the game between teams whose fans literally hate each other, Marinakis was bombared with flares, firecrackers and other objects fans bring to games, but wasn’t hit.Just before the start of the second half, a flare hurled by a spectator hit Olympiakos’s Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami in the shoulder but the game continued after a brief delay although it was out of control.At one point a chair was thrown at Olympiakos’ Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira, narrowly missing him. A group of some 50 Panathinaikos fans then ran onto the pitch to chase him away after he gestured at them.The supporters only returned to their seats once riot police appeared using tear gas to restore order. Two people were slightly injured during the scuffles which lasted five minutes, media reports said, but the game went on.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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US Men Vanish at Wimbledon

first_imgLONDON — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.Three are scheduled to be in first-round action June 30: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77th-ranked Tim Smyczek.The 22-year-old Sock — who was born in Nebraska, later lived in Kansas City, and now is based in Florida — is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in singles.A year ago at the All England Club, he lost in the second round of singles, but he won the men’s doubles championship with Vasek Pospisil of Canada.On June 30, Sock will face Sam Groth of Australia, a big server who is ranked 69th, in a rematch of sorts. Sock and Pospisil eliminated Groth and Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of doubles on June 29.Querrey meets 170th-ranked qualifier Igor Sisling of the Netherlands, while Smyczek plays 30th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, a volatile sort who was fined $27,500 last year at Wimbledon for outbursts during a victory.Three of the four U.S. men who were in action June 29 won: 17th-seeded John Isner, 52nd-ranked Steve Johnson and 105th-ranked wild-card entry Denis Kudla, who eliminated 28th-seeded Pablo Cuevas.(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Sushmita Sen with daughters Renee and Alisah star in an adrenaline-packed day. Watch videos

first_imgA doting mother to Renée and Alisah, Suhsmita Sen is often seen having the time of her life with two young daughters, .From going on beautiful vacations together to having movie dates, Sushmita is known for documenting her journey with her daughters on her Instagram account.And recently, the former Miss Universe took to Instagram to post videos of her enjoying adventure sports with her daughters.The beauty queen posted a video of Alisah, Renee and her riding India’s longest flying fox.Watch the video: In the video the actress can be seen being the proud mother to her two daughters as they bravely ride the flying fox. She posted the video with the caption, “My stomach is moving says Alisah Sen at age 9 yrs old & then just GOES FOR IT! I couldn’t be prouder of just how brave my kids are!!! Way to be Renée & Alisah! needless to say I followed, screaming an I love you guys’ & the whole #resort responded.”The actress also posted another video where she can be seen riding the rocket ejector.She captioned the video saying, “A different way to feel #butterflies in your stomach. Try being catapulted 4 floors high in a second & then of course drop back down the entire height! #adrenaline rush & HOW!!! P.S. try it at night!!”Sushmita is currently enjoying a short vacation in Lonavala with her daughters.The diva has never shied away from keeping her girls away from the spotlight. She keeps sharing pictures on Instagram, giving fans a sneak-peek into her life.ALSO SEE | Sushmita Sen shows off washboard abs and core strength. See picALSO WATCH | Up, close and personal with Sushmita Senlast_img read more

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FORMER SAC CITY COUNCILMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES

first_imgA former Sac City councilman has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two young girls.76-year-old Gary Hansen Sr., entered a written plea Thursday in Sac County District Court to four counts of second-degree sexual abuse.Police say Hansen had sexual contact with two girls who were then under the age of 12 in 2009 and 2010, and that one of the victims was about 6 years old at the time.Hansen served on the Sac City Council until 2015, when he lost a bid for re-election.A trial date in the case has not been set.last_img read more

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Jonny May’s sore shoulder will not rule him out of England autumn Tests

first_img Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Champions Cup Topics Share on Twitter Jonny May injury mars Leicester’s dismantling of Northampton Share via Email “We have been criticised for our defence but things are starting to come through,” Youngs said. “After the start we had, we have tried to make adjustments while trying to win matches and it is difficult. If you want to win anything, defence is a vital element. We have not been good enough and we are not kidding ourselves.“We have been low on confidence there but we can take a lot from the victory over Northampton where we had to dig deep and defend. Now we can look forward to Europe and it will be a big test for us.”The England squad scrum-half Dan Robson is a doubt for the autumn after sustaining an ankle injury during Wasps’ defeat against Gloucester, while the Sale wing Marland Yarde faces at least six months out after sustaining a dislocated knee during the victory against Newcastle.• This article was amended on 8 October 2018 because Marland Yarde dislocated his knee, not his kneecap as an earlier version said. England rugby union team … 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. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. 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. Reuse this content Rugby union Sam Simmonds’ worst fears confirmed in injury blow for England and Exeter Jonny May is set to be fit for England’s four-Test autumn campaign, which begins against South Africa next month, but the shoulder injury he sustained during Leicester’s 23-15 victory against Northampton at Twickenham may rule him out of his club’s opening two Champions Cup fixtures. Premiership Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest news Share on Facebook Leicester Share on LinkedIn May left the field after seven minutes when he ran into the Northampton No 8 Teimana Harrison and sustained a blow on his right shoulder. His arm was put in a temporary sling and he spent the rest of the first half sitting with the Leicester replacements with an ice pack on his shoulder.Leicester’s director of rugby, Geordan Murphy, said May had suffered a stinger rather than a dislocation. “He got a bang directly on the point of his shoulder and it was sore rather than severe,” he said. “It is the sort of injury where sometimes you can strap him up and play, or it takes a few weeks. We have to wait.”May is Leicester’s top scorer this season with five tries. He would have had six if he had remained on the field on Saturday with his replacement, Jordan Olowofela, finishing off a Jonah Holmes counterattack, and he is a key player for England having touched down in his last five Tests. The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Read more Support The Guardian “Jonny is world class, one of the best wings around, but if we are without him for the start of Europe we will have to deal with it,” the Leicester captain, Tom Youngs, said. “You cannot have the attitude that if he is not there we are not going to win.“Jonny has been very good for us and we would miss him, but there is more to the team than one player. We have Jordan and he has to step up. He has been in the background and if he gets his opportunity he has to take it.”Leicester’s victory against their east Midlands rivals took them, briefly, into the top four, one month after the sacking of Matt O’Connor as director of rugby was followed by a home defeat against Worcester. They finished the opening month of the campaign with the worst defensive record in the Premiership.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s Europa League match in Ukraine to go ahead in Kiev

first_imgnews Share on LinkedIn Arsenal Ukraine Topics Fan’s view: ‘As an Arsenal supporter in Kiev, it feels like business as usual’ Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Messenger Reuse this contentcenter_img Europa League Arsenal’s Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.Uefa decided on Tuesday to move the Group E game from Poltava’s Oleksiy Butovsky Stadium – around 185 miles east of Kiev – to the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in the capital owing to security concerns following the introduction of martial law. Politicians in the country this week approved a proposal to introduce martial law in areas most vulnerable to attack following the seizing of three Ukrainian ships by Russia. Read more Share on Facebook Vorskla themselves made some suggestions the game would not go ahead. But Uefa has now confirmed that the Group E match will be played in Kiev as planned.“First, we need to respect Uefa’s decision because I think it’s not easy for Vorskla,” said Arsenal’s Unai Emery. “For us yesterday we were preparing the first trip to Poltava and waiting in the evening for the last decision. “It’s not changing a lot to play here. In 90 minutes it is not a very big change. It is clear they are playing in Ukraine, not in their town , but here in Kiev they can also move their supporters. In 90 minutes we want to do our work here. The decision is not easy but with big responsibility.“We were waiting for this decision but with respect. The travel changed but Kiev also has lot of possibility for us and most important for supporters – we just want to play and win and show every supporter from London to do well.” John Clubb Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

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Barcelo Maya Grand Resort Makes Tequila History with Guinness World Records

first_imgAll-Inclusive Riviera Maya Resort Hosts Largest Tequila Tasting Ever MIAMI (March 24, 2019) – On March 23, 2019, Barceló Maya Grand Resort (comprised of Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical, and the all-suite, AAA Four-Diamond Barceló Maya Palace), made tequila history. The all-inclusive Riviera Maya resort achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest tequila tasting event of all time. “Barceló Maya Grand Resort is the perfect place to experience Mexico’s signature spirit – tequila,” saidMiguel Ángel Guardado, Director Barceló Hotel Group México. “Our record-breaking tasting event last night celebrated the authentic culture and heritage of tequila on the largest scale we could imagine.” The tasting saw 1,449 tequila lovers sampling five premium Mexican tequila brands in the incomparable setting of the Convention Center Meeting Room Chichén Itzá. Organized in collaboration with the Certifying Company Tequila Royalty and directed by Tequila Technician Fernando Luevano, the record-breaking event also commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Tequila Regulatory Council (TRC). For more information on the council, visit https://www.crt.org.mx/index.php?lang=en.  About Barceló Hotel Group Barceló Hotel Group is the 3rd largest hotel chain in Spain and the 29th largest in the world. The hotel group’s portfolio currently boasts 249 urban and leisure hotels ranked between 4 and 5-stars with more than 54,000 rooms throughout 22 countries and marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels. For more information or reservations, visit www.barcelo.com. About Guinness World Records  GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 141 million copies in over 40 languages and in more than 100 countries. Additionally, the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, first published in 2007, has sold more than 4 million copies to date. Guinness World Records’ worldwide television programmes reach over 750 million viewers annually and more than 3.7 million people subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 328 million views per year. The GWR website receives over 20.5 million visitors annually, and we have over 15 million fans on Facebook. The Guinness World Records commercial sales division provides customized consultancy services for some of the world’s top brands and agencies to help place record breaking at the heart of their marketing campaigns, employee-engagement programmes, and live and experiential events.last_img read more

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Panel to hire teachers in 4th phase on Sep 4 5

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Central School Service Commission (WBCSSC) will conduct the 4th phase for recruitment of assistant teachers in Classes XI and XII on September 4 and 5.The candidates whose name figure in the waiting list has been asked to appear for counselling. A notification in this regard has been published by WBCSSC. According to the notification, the counselling of waitlisted candidates in the first state level selection test (SLST) for recruitment in government aided and sponsored higher secondary schools will be held during this period. The counselling will be held at WBCSSC office at Acharya Sadan in Salt Lake. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe schedule of counseling will be notified in the commission’s website www.westbengalssc.com on Monday evening and the details of vacancies will also be available in the website from Monday evening. Intimation letter for counseling can be downloaded by the concerned candidates from the commission’s website by putting their 14 digit roll number and date of birth from Monday evening. A senior official of WBCSSC said there were around 600 vacancies of assistant teachers in Classes XI and XII. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe candidates in the Hills will not come under the purview of this counselling. “After we finish the counseling for XI and XII we will do 4th phase of counseling of teachers for class IX and X,” the official added. It may be mentioned that the state Education department is all set to introduce online procedure for declaration of vacancies and will also do away with the existing system of publication of waiting list. “We have gone through all School Service Commission (SSC) related documents. We are ushering in change in the SSC rules with the aim to have more transparency in the system. The schools would upload their vacancies online and the School Education department would allot teachers accordingly. This system would do away with the role of district inspectors, who presently forward the schools’ vacancy lists to the department,” a senior official of the state Education department said. Education minister Partha Chatterjee during the assembly session in July had said that his department has proposed a revision in the rules of SSC and Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for transparency and fast tracking of teachers’ recruitment. “If things go as per plans, the rules will come into effect before the next SSC examination,” the official added.last_img read more

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Germany’s Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

BERLIN — Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank plan to open talks on a possible merger.Commerzbank said in a brief statement Sunday that the two lenders “have agreed today to start discussions with an open outcome on a potential merger.”Deutsche Bank said its management board had decided to “review strategic options” and stressed that there is no certainty of any transaction emerging. It added that “in this context we confirm that we are engaging in discussions with Commerzbank.”Sunday’s announcement follows months of speculation that the two lenders, with encouragement from the German government, would explore a possible combination.The banks had more than 133,000 full-time employees between them at the end of last year.The Associated Press read more

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UN rushes aid to over 8000 Bhutanese after fire destroys refugee camp

3 March 2008United Nations agencies, the Nepalese Government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are sending emergency aid to about 8,000 Bhutanese refugees left homeless after a fire swept through a camp in eastern Nepal at the weekend. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that around 100 people were slightly injured in Saturday’s fire, which destroyed almost 90 per cent of the buildings in the Goldhap camp. Its cause is being investigated.The agency distributed plastic sheeting and bamboo for building new huts, while the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provided emergency food aid for the refugees.The Nepalese army has built 200 emergency shelters in the camp, which is one of seven in the eastern part of the country housing some 108,000 refugees who left Bhutan in the early 1990s.The disaster was “absolutely traumatic” for the camp residents, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. “We are urgently mobilizing all resources, with a lot of help from the Government, to get them shelter, food and comfort.”Daisy Dell, UNHCR’s representative in Nepal, hailed the emergency response as remarkable. Some humanitarian organizations and local residents have also joined the relief effort, distributing hygiene kits, cooking utensils, clothing and food. The Nepalese Government is assisting by giving 500 rupees – or about $8 – per family, while UNHCR will provide cash grants to help the refugees meet basic needs.Recently, Nepal announced that it will issue exit permits to refugees from Bhutan, including those in Goldhap, so they can be resettled in third countries. UNHCR, which lauded the Government’s decision, has submitted the details of some 10,000 interested refugees for consideration by the resettlement countries and the first refugees are expected to begin departing this month. read more

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Central America faces major crop losses due to El Niño warns UN

El Niño, a weather phenomenon characterized by abnormal warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is accompanied by dry spells that can delay planting, reduce planting areas and stifle crop development. The resulting crop loss this year will put a large number of farmers in need of agricultural assistance as the sub-region tries to recover, FAO said in a news release.“This year’s El Niño’s impacts are even more intense than last’s,” said Felix Baquedano, an economist at FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System unit, which covers Latin America. “After two years of intensifying dry weather, it’s critical that we support farmers to recuperate some of their losses by helping them achieve stronger yields in the second season,” said Mr. Baquedano.In Guatemala, FAO is supporting the Government, which is building early warning systems and developing management plans, as well as in making seeds and training available to farmers to mitigate the effects of El Niño. FAO is also providing direct assistance to production and to support food and nutrition monitoring systems in Honduras, and continues to support the Government of El Salvador in its strategy to adapt local agriculture to the effects of climate change.The Central American Agricultural Council, which is headed by agriculture ministers of the sub-region, has declared a state of alert after hundreds of thousands of subsistence farmers suffered crop loss. The Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have begun distributing agricultural aid packages to help farmers recover as much as possible in the second planting season. Three of the countries are also distributing food aid to help families cope.Countries across the sub-region have increased imports of staple foods from other parts of Latin America to increase availability of food and keep prices stable. Even so, maize prices in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, are significantly above last year’s level. Guatemala is the only country in the dry corridor that has managed to bring prices down from August last year because of imports from Mexico, among other factors. read more

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Tax hike will pay for repairs on century old Kentucky school

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) – The wooden frame of a K-12 Kentucky school complex is so worn; administrators say they need a new building that’ll be partially funded by an 11% tax increase.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Beechwood Independent School Board unanimously approved the increase to help fund the estimated $16 million school. Residents will see the hike on their fall statements for the 2020 calendar year.- Advertisement – The increase will be used specifically for the renovations, bringing in about $700,000. The state needs to match a portion of the funding but that decision won’t be made until 2020.Superintendent Mike Stacy says the wood frames from the 1920s have extreme water damage. He says renovating the building would cost astronomically more than building a new one.Construction is estimated to begin in December 2020. read more

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We Calculated Advanced Stats For The Congressional Baseball Game

The 2020 field is good at baseballDemocratic presidential candidates’ statistics in the Congressional Baseball Game, 2009-2018 Tim Ryan8.500.560.6364/00.27 Jay Inslee3.545.545.5450/00.08 A fierce political free-for-all will be waged on Wednesday night — but it has nothing to do with the Democratic presidential debate.Under the lights at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Republican and Democratic members of Congress will don their uniforms and take the field to play in the annual Congressional Baseball Game. The event may be for a good cause, but it’s also a serious athletic contest: Bones have been broken in past games, and pitches have been clocked as high as 80 miles per hour. This year, Republican congressmen got up at 6 a.m. two to three times a week to train for the game under the tutelage of former pros including Darrell Evans. (It was at such a practice two years ago that a gunman opened fire on the Republican team, injuring then-Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others.)The Republicans may be practicing extra hard this year in an effort to catch up to the dominance of the Democratic team, which has won nine of the past 10 matchups. That’s thanks largely to the fact that Democrats have the seven players with the most wins above replacement over that span.Wait, what?That’s right — the sabermetric revolution has reached the halls of Congress. Using the game’s official box scores, I’ve calculated advanced stats for all members of Congress to play in the game since 2009.1WAR, and all statistics in that spreadsheet, are calculated based on the formulas in the FanGraphs library. The linear weights used to calculate Weighted On-Base Average are those originally developed by Tom Tango. Unfortunately, the data is insufficient to calculate certain metrics, with the main consequence being that my version of WAR is incomplete — there is no defensive component, nor does it factor in baserunning outside of stolen bases (i.e., Ultimate Base Running and Weighted Grounded into Double Play Runs). That includes on-base plus slugging, adjusted earned run average, batting average on balls in play … and, yes, WAR, the sabermetric statistic of choice for totaling up a player’s value on all sides of the ball. And while most players haven’t played enough to accrue a significant number of WAR, some players’ talent does shine through. Rep. Cedric Richmond is such a talent. The Democrat from Louisiana has amassed 2.5 WAR in just eight games. That would work out to 50 WAR in a 162-game season; in other words, Richmond is like Mike Trout combined with Max Scherzer — if Scherzer pitched every single game. Richmond was the starting pitcher for the Dems in all eight games he’s played, finishing seven of them2Congressional Baseball Games last seven innings instead of the usual nine. and striking out 25.4 percent of batters. He has a 2.20 ERA and a 35 ERA-minus (i.e., his ERA is 65 percent better than league average). But he is also the best hitter in the game, with a .652/.758/1.087 slash line and the game’s only home run in the past 10 years.Democrats also claim most of the game’s next-best players, although several of them will not be on the active roster for this year’s game. Former Rep. Joe Baca (0.4 WAR in 14 innings pitched and seven plate appearances) was ousted from Congress by fellow Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod in 2012 after his California district was redrawn in 2011; former Rep. Tim Bishop (.500/.684/.583) lost his seat on Long Island to Republican Lee Zeldin in 2014.The Democrats’ best active players, other than Richmond, are probably Reps. Pete Aguilar and Jimmy Panetta of California. They are far behind Richmond in WAR (0.2 and 0.1, respectively), but they’ve also had a fraction of his plate appearances. Their OPS marks of 1.470 and 1.5503Small-sample-size caveats apply, although I will say that it doesn’t take very many at-bats for players’ true skills to be exposed in this league. suggest that they are in his league talent-wise.Rep. Linda Sánchez, who owns a .944 OPS, is both one of the Democrats’ best players and one of only two women on the 2019 roster.4The other is Nanette Diaz Barragán. A handful of women have played in the Congressional Baseball Game since 1993, when Reps. Maria Cantwell, Blanche Lambert and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen together broke the game’s gender barrier, but the Congressional Women’s Softball Game is more popular with female legislators. Last week, the press team defeated the congressional team in the 11th iteration of the CWSG.5Unfortunately, we don’t have statistics for the CWSG.The best Republican baseball player has been Texas Rep. Kevin Brady. The 64-year-old is the game’s grizzled veteran, having played since 1997, his first year in Congress. In the past 10 contests, he has put up a .996 OPS and 0.2 WAR. An honorable mention goes to North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker, the GOP’s starting pitcher in the past four games. He has just a 6.46 ERA, but that’s actually about average (104 ERA-minus) in the high-scoring run environment of the Congressional Baseball Game.But because my stats are only for past games, they obviously don’t measure rookie talent. And Republicans think they can level the playing field a bit this year with freshman Rep. Anthony Gonzalez — that’s the same Anthony Gonzalez who played five years for the Indianapolis Colts. However, Democrats will trot out a secret weapon of their own: freshman Rep. Colin Allred, who played four years for the Tennessee Titans and was a star baseball player in high school.Gonzalez and Allred will be far from the only former pros to play in the Congressional Baseball Game. The game was founded in 1909 by former Republican Rep. John Tener, who pitched in the majors from 1888 to 1890. In 1986, Republicans thought they scored a coup when now-Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning was elected to Congress, but he gave up seven runs in two innings in the next year’s game; his nonathlete catcher couldn’t glove his curveball, and the 55-year-old’s fastball lacked its prior zip. Former Rep. Steve Largent, the football Hall of Famer, was far more effective for the GOP; he went 5-1 with a 2.44 ERA in six starts from 1995 to 2001.Some big political names have played in the game as well. Before the 2017 shooting, Scalise, one of the highest-ranking members to ever play the game, had reached base in three of his four career plate appearances and stolen two bases; he returned to the game briefly last year, throwing a runner out from second base on the first play of the game and being mobbed by his teammates. In 2015, Sen. Rand Paul became the first active presidential candidate ever to play in the game; he’s got a .615 OPS for his career. (Rand plays in the game as a tribute to his father, Ron, who in 1979 hit one of the only over-the-fence home runs in Congressional Baseball Game history.) Even former Rep. Anthony Weiner took one at-bat back in 2009; as he did at politics, he struck out.Finally, it turns out there’s a ton of baseball talent in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary field. Jay Inslee, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan and Eric Swalwell all played during their congressional careers — and most of them played well. Eric Swalwell5.250.250.2509/00.08 Beto O’Rourke1.000.000.0000/0-0.03 *WAR does not include baserunning other than stolen bases.Source: Congressional Baseball Game box scores PlayerGAVGOBPSLGSB/CSOffensive WAR* In fact, the presidential bids of Ryan and Swalwell have been big blows to the Democratic baseball team. Both are still in Congress, and Ryan’s bat and Swalwell’s speed have been big assets to Democrats in the past several games. But with the first Democratic primary debates scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Miami, they are both apparently skipping the bout this year. read more

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Samsung planche sur un nouveau processeur Exynos

first_imgSamsung planche sur un nouveau processeur ExynosAprès avoir conçu l’Exynos 4210, la puce qui équipe ses smartphones Galaxy S II, Samsung travaille sur l’Exynos 4212. Un processeur double coeur toujours développé sous l’architecture ARM, mais cette fois gravé en 32 nanomètres (nm), dont pourrait être dôté un Samsung Galaxy S III.Samsung a annoncé en fin de semaine dernière être en train de plancher sur le successeur du processeur ARM Exynos 4210, qui équipe actuellement son smartphone Galaxy S II. Comme le rapporte Clubic (lien non disponible), la puce SoC 4212 sera grâce à une nouvelle technique de fabrication gravée en 32 nm, contre 45 nm pour le modèle actuel.À lire aussiSamsung : Une tablette contrôlée par le cerveau en développement Fonctionnant à une fréquence de 1,5 GHz, le processeur disposera de deux coeurs conçus selon l’architecture ARM Cortex-A9. Il gagnera ainsi considérablement en performances, avec une amélioration de 25% par rapport à l’Exynos 4210. En matière de 3D, l’augmentation devrait atteindre 50%. Enfin, la nouvelle puce de Samsung verra sa consommation diminuer de 30%, promet la firme coréenne.Les premiers échantillons de l’Exynos 4212 devraient être mis en production dès le quatrième trimestre de l’année. La production en masse est quant à elle prévue pour début 2012, laissant imaginer que Samsung pourrait déjà préparer un Galaxy S III.Le 3 octobre 2011 à 20:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Luis Enrique Rodri can surpass Busquets

first_imgThe British publication, FourFourTwo, have broadcasted the words of Spain national team head coach Luis Enrique concerning Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.According to the former Barcelona manager, the 22-year-old hotshot has all characteristics to become a ‘new Sergio Busquets.’Although Rodri is yet to establish himself as a regular starter at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano following his summer’s arrival from Villarreal, Enrique seems to be a huge fan of the prosperous youngster.“I have already spoken about their similarities,” he told a news conference.“It’s not good to give too much praise and he is very young, but Rodri comes across as very professional and prepared mentally.“He can reach Busquets’ level and maybe surpass it. Who knows what limits he has?”Robert Moreno says he would step aside if Luis Enrique asks him Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 The Spanish national team manager, Robert Moreno, took the job after Luis Enrique stepped down because his nine-year-old daughter passed away after a bone tumor.Rodri will be better than Barcelona icon Busquets – Luis Enrique https://t.co/ohoDJdkoz2 pic.twitter.com/VRS5qnE5za— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) October 4, 2018Now it’s up to the Rodri to give his answer on the field, but a comparison with a figure such as Busquets can only be flattering.The highly-rated midfielder will in the Spain squad for the matches against Wales and England along with Busquets, as well as, his two Atletico companions, Saul Niguez and Koke.last_img read more

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CES 2019 Imax Enhanced digital movies to be exclusive to FandangoNow

first_imgIMAX Imax Enhanced digital movies are coming exclusively to the FandangoNow video-on-demand service in the US in 2019.The higher-end format will play best on equipment that is also certified as Imax Enhanced. Imax Enhanced gear could adjust the video’s audio mix and aspect ratio with the aim of making your home viewing experience more like watching a movie on an Imax screen. You can find out more about the Imax Enhanced format with our explainer. Cameron Douglas, the head of FandangoNow, said in the Monday announcement at CES 2019 that the movie store is working with Imax and DTS toward bringing the films to its digital storefront. They’re are expected to be available later in 2019. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Imax and DTS to serve as the exclusive digital retailer in the US for Imax Enhanced content releasing later this year, helping consumers access premium 4K HDR content as the filmmaker intended in the home,” Douglas said. The Imax Enhanced news is the latest digital movie store announcement in the past year. Previously we’ve seen Google Play Movies upgrading previously purchased movies to 4K and Sunday’s news that iTunes movies will be available on Samsung televisions. CES Products See also Share your voice 0 1:48 Samsung MicroLED TV comes closer to reality in 75-inch… Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019center_img CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019 Tags 85 Photos Media Streamers TV and Movies Post a commentlast_img read more

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At CES 2019 Cyberfishing wants anglers to fish smarter

first_img CES 2019: What tech to expect Tags 1:44 Share your voice The Smart Rod Sensor attaches to your existing fishing pole and can track casts, catches, weather conditions and locations. Cyberfishing We live in a world filled with smartphones, smartwatches, smart appliances — even smart toothbrushes — and now we can add smart fishing to that list. But this isn’t just some CES 2019 branding gimmick. Cyberfishing’s new Smart Rod Sensor works with your existing fishing pole to track casts, catches and locations in the same way a runner uses a smartwatch to capture the route and pace of a run. The Smart Rod Sensor weighs just 9 grams (0.3 ounces) and attaches to a pole with a couple of heavy duty rubber bands. So it shouldn’t have any effect on the action of your fishing rod. On the inside is an accelerometer, rechargeable batteries and Bluetooth for connecting to your phone. The idea is for you to focus on fishing while the Smart Rod Sensor tracks the number of times you cast a line, weather conditions and locations of successful catches and strikes. There’s no worry about wet hands: Cyberfishing claims that the Smart Rod Sensor is waterproof. After a day of angling, you sync the Smart Rod Sensor with Cyberfishing’s mobile app on your phone. What I like about Cyberfishing’s approach is that it doesn’t reimagine the fishing rod. It’s a simple and straightforward way to enhance the fishing pole you already have.  The Smart Rod Sensor costs $89 (roughly £70 or AU$125) and is available for preorder now. It’s expected to ship at the end of January. Originally published Jan. 8.Update, Jan. 9: Adds shipping date. CES 2019 CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019center_img 85 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 0 Wearable Tech Gadgets Sports CES Productslast_img read more

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Students of Srinagars NIT reached Karimnagar

first_imgKarimnagar: The students belonging to Karimnagar district on Tuesday reached their natives places safe with the initiation taken by BJP Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with the cooperation extended by Union Minister of State (Home) G Kishan Reddy.It should be reminded here that in view of taking a vital decision on Jammu and Kashmir, three days ago the Central government declared holidays for NIT, Srinagar and asked the students to leave the campus. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar came to know about the students of Karimnagar district studying in Srinagar’s NIT and took initiation in making arrangements to transport them safe to their houses and food also. The students reached Karimnagar on Tuesday and thanked the MP for his help. Meanwhile, BJP district unit president Basa Satyanarayana, city president Bethi Mahendar Reddy, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Boinapally Praveen, Karimnagar assembly segment convenor Dubbala Srinivas received the students in Karimnagar and transported them to their native places after enquiring their details.last_img read more

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