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Prison for NY developer in Buffalo Billion bid rigging case

first_imgNEW YORK — A Buffalo developer has been sentenced to 28 months in prison and ordered to pay a $500,000 fine in a bid-rigging scheme connected to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic redevelopment program.Louis Ciminelli (sih’-mih-NEHL’-ee) was sentenced Monday in federal court for a pay-to-play conspiracy in which his firm won a development job worth a half billion dollars.Ciminelli and three others were convicted over the summer. Prosecutors say the scheme involved state-funded contracts worth more than $850 million.Prosecutors say Ciminelli and others in his company contributed nearly $100,000 to Cuomo’s campaign. The Democratic governor was not accused of wrongdoing.A federal jury convicted two other developers and former president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute Alain Kaloyeros (kal-oh-YEHR’-ohs).Kaloyeros is scheduled for sentencing next week.Jim Mustian, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Shiv Sena advises BJP to ‘speak less’ on Rafale deal

first_imgMumbai: The Shiv Sena Friday advised its ally BJP to “speak less” on the Rafale deal, in which the Congress has alleged corruption, cautioning that unwanted statements may increase troubles for the national party.The Sena also said the ban on NaMo TV could have been avoided had the BJP been satisfied with the coverage being given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign rallies on electronic channels. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party sought to corner its senior ally over the recent clash between BJP workers in the presence of Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan at a public rally in Jalgaon, where the party has changed its Lok Sabha candidate. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”The shocking video (of the clash) was seen across the country. The BJP inducted goons in the party and turned them into ‘Valmikis’. However here, the experienced Valmikis turned into goons and indulged in violence. “This is not only a blot on the campaigning of `mahayuti’ (the BJP-Sena alliance), but the time has come for the BJP to clarify its stand,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. The Sena said the BJP, which calls itself a party with a difference, cannot justify this violence and dismiss the incident as one reflecting diverse opinions. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”At least on the Rafale issue, one needs to shed arrogance and talk with patience. Right from the defence minister to other leaders, people (in the BJP) are speaking whatever they like. “This may increase troubles for the party, and therefore we advise that the lesser spoken, the better,” the Sena said. The Marathi daily noted the Supreme Court Wednesday rejected the government’s contention that sensitive documents accessed by the media on the Rafale deal can’t be treated as evidence and said it would examine the papers while reviewing its December 14 order giving a clean chit to the contract. The Sena said along with the ban on the release of a biopic on Modi; the Election Commission has also disallowed airing of political content on NaMo TV.last_img

Imlil Murders: Morocco’s BCIJ Arrests 5 More Suspects

Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has arrested five more suspects for the killing of Danish tourist Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Norwegian tourist Maren Ueland.International and Moroccan news outlets reported that the BCIJ has arrested a total of 18 suspects connected to the case up to this point.BCIJ and the public prosecutor at Rabat’s Court of Appeals have not issued a statement to confirm the new arrests yet. Previously, the government affirmed it had arrested 13 suspects. BCIJ made its first arrest on December 18 andthe next three on Thursday, December 20.On Friday, BCIJ announced the arrest of nine more suspects with alleged ties to the murders. The arrests were made in several cities across Morocco, including Essaouira; Sidi Bennour, near Casablanca; Marrakech; Tangier; and Chtouka Ait Baha, near Agadir.Authorities found the bodies of Louisa and Maren on Monday, December 17.The government has strongly denounced the murders and described them as a terror attack. Security officials said that the suspects acted alone without coordination with ISIS.read Also: Imlil Murders: Interior Minister Says Terrorism Has No HomelandIn a new interview, BCIJ chief Abdelhak Khiame said that the suspects did not fit the profile of a terrorist because they were living normal lives.He added that people who know the suspects were shocked to discover that they were involved in the double murder. The victims were stabbed, cut in the throat, and decapitated.The suspects, according to Khiame, were influenced by the self-styled “emir” of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Read Also: BCIJ Investigates Video of Murder Suspects Pledging Allegiance to ISISFour suspects appeared in a video posted online on Thursday pledging allegiance to al-Baghdadi. The four suspects were the first four to be arrested for the double murder. The suspects, said Khiame, did not have any specific target but were planning to attack security services or any foreign target in the area.Khiame noted that although they pledged allegiance to ISIS in the video, the four suspects committed the murder without coordination with ISIS. The suspects have no links with terrorists operating in Syria, Iraq, or Libya, he asserted. read more

Karunanayake sees conspiracy which will lead to his arrest

“If as claimed I provided false evidence then under Section 10 of the COMMISSION OF  INQUIRIES ACT the commissioners could have acted against me immediately. If I infact lied then officers of the Attorney General’s department who questioned me had no reason to keep quiet regarding it.  The commission could have punished and taken action against me,” he said. Karunanayake said that the United National Party has been greatly affected due to the conspiracy being carried out during the election season by targeting him and the United National Party in general. (Colombo Gazette)Full statement:Download (PDF, 431KB) Karunanayake said this in a special statement released to the media. The statement was to be read in Parliament today but Speaker Karu Jayasuriya refused to allow him to make the statement.“I can recall that certain MP’s gave false evidence before the commission and later apologized for it. However how can it be understood as to why allegations against me are being allowed now after not taking any action in the past five months. Therefore I once again stress that this is nothing but a cheap political conspiracy. But for whose want is it being carried out is the question?” the former Finance and Foreign Minister said. Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says there is a conspiracy underway which will eventually lead to his arrest.He says a major mudslinging campaign is being carried out stating that he gave false evidence before the Presidential commission which investigated the alleged treasury bond issue. Karunanayake also said that there are reports certain officers in the President’s office are pushing for his arrest. read more

UN agencies prepare to move from relief to reconstruction in Pakistani quake

“The Action Plan will not be an extra appeal,” UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator Jan Vandemoortele said, giving an overview of the achievements of the relief efforts and the challenges that lie ahead in relation to the transition from relief to recovery and reconstruction, and a voluntary and informed return for displaced families.“It will be a guideline for the donors to identify how and where to expend the money concretely.”The Humanitarian Plan will cover a one year period from April 06 to April 07. Early recovery includes such activities as transitional shelter, restoration of livelihoods, psycho-social support, environmental rehabilitation, protection of vulnerable groups such as children, women and the landless, and the return of internally displaced people.It also includes health and education services before permanent structures are rebuilt. The UN has assisted in opening some 900 schools in the earthquake area, enrolling over 100,000 children. It is also assisting with 150 prefab basic health units in the area, training of female staff, and disease early warning systems.Relief operations may well continue beyond the next harvesting season in September and many survivors are likely to remain dependent upon food assistance. The quake killed more than 73,000 people, injured nearly 70,000 and left millions homeless. read more

Green nickel fights back

first_imgThe Australian nickel sector fought back today against its price pressure, arguing that it is the one metal that can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gases. Addressing the first day in Perth of the 2008 Paydirt Australian Nickel Conference, Nickel Institute President, Stephen Barnett, said nickel’s sustainable characteristics were the ‘green factors’ argument that the industry had to put to government and the community as a climate contributor, not as a hazardous material.“Nickel has a long life, materials used and produced from nickel tend to be around a long time and are used and used again as a recyclable resource, and are major components of energy facilities such as emission saving nuclear power plants.“Nickel and nickel technology are proving sustainable, and are the solution to many manufacturing challenges; alloys needed in hydro power stations or for high strength blades in wind turbines – all contributors to clean air and emission reductions.“As a metal, nickel’s greenhouse gas emissions profile in production and use is significantly the smallest of the key metals such as steel, copper and aluminium – and it is the life cycle that matters for the planet.“Its corrosion resistant and unique characteristics are increasingly value adding to facilities that are charged with delivering clean water, clean food, waste water, water distribution, desalination, gas and water piping networks, milk production, electric transport hybrids, roofing insulation and alloy moulds for lighter jet aircraft and such products as hydrid batteries. So nickel’s long-term future is bright but it has to address its social challenges.”last_img read more

A Beer Keg Mod PC Case Ill drink to that

first_imgWorking with PC’s can often be a thirsty business. So it is only natural that one day a PC enthusiast would put together a creation that would show off his serious modding skills by combining his deep appreciation of computers and that of beer.Taking an empty Bud Light Keg, PC modder Ben Lzicar dissected the metal container and powder coated the keg black to highlight the look of its new purpose. Then Ben fashioned an inner frame to hold the PC components and added chrome and clear windows along with blue LED lighting to show off the keg’s interior. Overall the final product, called the Kegarator, looks sleek, detailed, and completely wicked.Sadly while this Keg will no longer serve beer from the tap, Ben did install a bottle opener on the side so it could still serve some purpose to help quench the thirst of a weary computer geek.Read more at technabob, found via Geekologie.Kegarator 1 (560 x 358)Kegarator 1 (560 x 358)Kegarator 2 (560 x 420)Kegarator 3 (500 x 667)Kegarator 4 (500 x 667)Kegarator 5 (500 x 667)last_img read more

PS Vita games priced at 77 for Japanese launch

first_imgThe launch of the PS Vita is fast approaching with Japan getting the handheld first on December 17. With a little over two months to go, Sony has revealed the price it expects to sell PS Vita titles for in its home territory, which if it keeps for the U.S. and European launch won’t see many games fly off the shelves.For the top tier games, for example, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Sony has applied a price tag of 5,980 Yen. That’s $77 for a boxed copy of the title. The download version is slightly cheaper at 4,900 Yen ($65).Before gamers outside of Japan get too concerned about that high pricing, take into account the exchange rate and pricing already announced for the hardware in the U.S. In Japan, the PS Vita will cost $390 (3G) or $325 (Wi-Fi). In the U.S. it will be $299 and $249 respectively. If we apply the same price difference to games, then boxed copies should cost no more than $59 and download versions no more than $50 when they launch in Western markets.We also need to consider that this is launch pricing and what Sony recommends the games should sell for. Retailers will discount those prices if they need or want to, and other launch titles are already expected to be cheaper. For example, Everybody’s Golf Next will be $65 boxed and a $52 download.The real losers in all of this are those gamers who have decided to import the Vita and its games before the February launch in the U.S. With supplies of the Japanese model sure to be stretched, you could easily end up paying $600+ for it. Games could also go for $100 each. In other words, don’t expect much change from $1,000 for the device and a couple of games if you want one in time for Christmas.via Andriasanglast_img read more

Its Only Natural for George

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram How did you start your business?After extensive research and formulating a Health and Wellbeing model, a strategic business plan was set up in collaboration with my financial institution in developing “It’s only natural”.The business plan involved appropriate funding, stock levels, location of business, forward projections, advertising costs, complete renovation of premises, legal and council requirements and demographic focus.Did your Greek-Australian background help you or impede you during your early days?My Greek-Australian background has helped instil a strong work ethic, family values and dare I say entrepreneurial skills which can be second nature in migrants.Being bi-lingual and having a strong cultural disposition helps me in my understanding of all social levels of the community and their particular health needs. Poor communication for migrant Greek people in the Australian community can lead to social isolation and health problems.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?The business is growing well and consistently. Our main focus area of free Naturopathic advice 6 days a week and a comprehensive Natural Health dispensary has been received very well. I’ve been a clinical Naturopath for over 25 years both privately and in Pharmacy. At ” It’s only natural” we offer a value added service approach that can achieve great results for people with limited time and strict budgets. We tailor a health regime to individual needs.Complimenting the well-being area is our exclusive range of Organic Face care, Body care, and Mineral Make-up Ranges.How is business currently?Our point of difference in the market place is our exclusive, affordable and complete Cosmetic packs which feature free gift with purchase. We also offer a generous Loyalty Card System for customers. Special promotional offers and make-up events also feature and prove to be very popular.What is your vision for the future of your business?“It’s only Natural’s” vision for the future is to keep offering the best comprehensive free Professional Naturopathic and Beauty advice to our loyal customers who we care for on an individual basis and are also rewarded with a pleasurable experience in-store. Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs?Believe in yourself, believe in your product & service delivery. Do your market research and establish a point of difference in the market place, based on your demographic.Make sure you have enough capital to establish and implement your dream and business plan for the future. Never forget the day to day running of your business.The same principles apply in small as in large business. Remember from small things big things grow. Customer’s individual concerns and needs should always be addressed.Research your product or service thoroughly before commencing a business. Be aware of your major competitors as location and point of difference can be established.Best practice guidelines can be established hence making you an expert in your business.Value and honour your staff. Rotate their tasks as multitasking can help fill holes if you are busy or staff are away on leave or ill.Try and establish one on one relationship with customers and business representatives alike. Encourage your staff to do the same as the personal touch is penultimate in business.last_img read more

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Is a MustOwn Gaming Keyboard

first_img Geek Pick: Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Is a Split Mechanical Gaming KeyboardIKEA’s New Gaming Gear Is Built For Your Body Stay on target I’m a big fan of Logitech’s G-series gaming keyboards. The Logitech G512 is among my personal favorites. For the past week, I’ve had the chance to test out the new Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless keyboard. Set to release alongside the G815 LightSync RGB mechanical keyboard, the G915 provides users with a high-end gaming keyboard which is light, thin, and durable. After putting it through its paces, I can confidently say the Logitech G915 Lightspeed is one of the best gaming keyboards on the market.The G915 and G815 have aluminum-magnesium alloy for their respective top cases. They also have a steel bar running through their center. Both of these materials make the keyboards highly durable and very light. What makes the keyboards so thin (aside from the low profile switches) is the carved out design of the bottom case, which has custom spaces for resistors and capacitors on the PCB inside. The G915 is so thin and light you can effortlessly carry it in one hand. If you frequently travel with your gaming peripherals, you’ll appreciate how light the keyboard is.Both the G915 and G815 are available with three different switch variants. These include GL Linear, GL Tactile, and GL Clicky. The linear keys provide the smoothest keystrokes while tactile features the highest actuation speed. As its name suggests, the clicky variant provides users with an audible “click” and tactile feedback.The G915 is a hybrid, of sorts. It has the design and comfort of low profile keyboards but the durability and function of mechanical switches. This is thanks to the custom low-profile GL mechanical key switches. They have very short housing, which compliments the low profile design of the keyboard’s body. Each keycap has a triple paint process and laser etching. This ensures the keys last long and work well with RGB lighting. Thanks to their anti-oil coating and their UV light curing, they’ll retain their luster for many years.What all of that amounts to is a fantastic typing experience. I’m a mechanical keyboard aficionado, so I love the resistance the G915 provides. The satisfying clicking sounds it produces is also great. Being half the height of standard mechanical switches, the GL switches provide a 25% faster actuation time. The low profile makes it easy to type for long hours without tiring your fingers. Typing on the G915 is one of those experiences I can’t properly convey with words. You’d need to experience it yourself.The G915’s wireless functionality is another big draw. You can use the keyboard wirelessly via the included USB dongle or via the keyboard’s built-in Bluetooth. Because of these options, users can connect to PC, mobile devices, and more. Switching buttons on the keyboard lets users swap between connection types at will. You also have the option to use the included micro USB cable. The G815 is a wired keyboard, though it has all the same functionality of the G915.One major concern with wireless devices is battery life. Logitech designed the G915 to minimize the amount of power it consumes. With full RGB lighting enabled, you’ll get approximately 30+ hours of battery life. That translates to around two weeks when using the keyboard normally. If you disable the RGB lighting, you’ll get around 1,200 hours of uninterrupted battery life. Static color lightning drains the battery the most. Color cycle mode adds three times the battery life. If you’ve completely drained the battery, it only takes four hours to recharge the keyboard with the micro USB cable. At the time of this writing, I have yet to completely use up the G915’s battery.Thanks to the Lightsync RGB lighting technology, users can design their own custom lighting effects, which are available across 16.8 million colors. Tools such as screen sampler, audio visualizer, and custom animations are available through the G HUB macro editor program. Located on the left-hand side of the keyboard are five G Keys, which one can program through the aforementioned application. Users can create multi-function macros and API-controlled interactions with programs like OBS and Discord.Three different memory modes enable three different sets of G Keys. This allows users to set up controls for a variety of purposes, even outside of gaming. There are three onboard memory slots for game profiles. You can save up to five macros to each of the slots and choose lighting effects for them. The built-in effects include four different color waves, color cycle, ripple, and breathing. You can also save custom animations to two lighting effects slots.The ability to customize lighting effects is a great feature for those who want a truly personalized experience. Enabling custom profiles at the touch of a button is also great. While I personally find the number of lighting options overwhelming (in a good way), I appreciate how in-depth users who desire this feature can go.For the purposes of testing, I played Monster Hunter World, Doom (2016), and Blazing Chrome. I also wrote this review using the G915. I loved the way the keys felt whenever I pressed them, along with the satisfying clicking they produced. As I said, I’m a die-hard mechanical keyboard user but I found the G915 as good or better than any mechanical keyboard I’ve tried. Though I’m not a mouse and keyboard player, I did find gaming with the G915 an excellent experience. It is just a great keyboard for typing and for playing video games.Though coming in at a hefty $249.99, the Logitech G915 Lightspeed is one of the finest, if not the finest, gaming keyboard released by Logitech to date. It is light, durable, has a long battery life, and comes with a slew of customizable lighting options. The $199.99 G815 is $50 cheaper but comes with all of the same features (minus wireless functionality). If you’re in the market for a new gaming keyboard, I cannot recommend either the G915 or the G815 enough. They are fantastic keyboards.Expect the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and the G815 Lightsync RBG Mechanical Gaming Keyboard sometime later this month. You’ll find them on Logitech’s website and at global retailers for $249.99 and $199.99, respectively.For more gaming and RGB keyboards, check out our sister site PCMag.com’s Best Gaming Keyboards of 2019 and Best RGB Keyboards of 2019.More on Geek.com:IKEA’s New Gaming Gear Is Built for Your BodyGeek Pick: Das Keyboard 4Q Pulses With Brain PowerReview: The 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ Is an Elite Nintendo Switch Controllerlast_img read more

Poway synagogue suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Poway synagogue suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges Posted: May 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man accused of opening fire inside a Poway synagogue, killing a woman and injuring three other people, pleaded not guilty today to more than 100 federal hate crime charges alleging he acted out of hatred toward the Jewish and Muslim communities.John T. Earnest, 19, is accused not only of the synagogue shooting but also of an earlier arson fire at an Escondido mosque. He is being charged by both federal and state prosecutors and faces a possible death sentence in both cases. Neither office has made a decision regarding whether they will pursue the death penalty.Earnest, of Rancho Penasquitos, is accused of carrying out the shooting at Chabad of Poway on April 27 — the last day of Passover — killing Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, who was shot twice in the synagogue’s foyer and died at a hospital.The congregation’s rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein, 57, lost an index finger in the shooting. Two other people — Almog Peretz, 34, and his 8-year-old niece, Noya Dahan — were also injured.Earnest is also accused of setting a March 24 fire at an Escondido mosque — a crime to which Earnest allegedly confessed in an online manifesto he posted prior to the synagogue shooting.Following his initial appearance Tuesday afternoon, he’s slated to return to court May 28 for a preliminary hearing. He remains held without bail.He was charged last Thursday with 109 federal hate crimes:— 54 counts of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs using a dangerous weapon, resulting in death, bodily injury and attempts to kill;— 54 counts of hate crimes stemming from the synagogue shooting inviolation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act; and— one count of damage to religious property by use of fire.Each of the 54 hate crime and obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs counts apply to a person who was inside the synagogue during the shooting, Brewer said. Among those people, 12 of the congregants present were children, he said.Earnest is due back in federal court May 28.Earnest is also charged in state court with murder, attempted murder and arson. His next court hearing in the state’s case is a readiness conference set for May 30.Kaye, a longtime member of Chabad of Poway, was at the temple with her physician husband and daughter the day of the shooting to honor her mother, who recently died. The rabbi, Goldstein, lost his right index finger in the shooting. Peretz was shot in a leg while shepherding children to safety. His niece was struck by shrapnel in her face and leg.An off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard was inside the temple when the shooting began, and he opened fire as the suspect fled, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said. The agent did not strike Earnest, but did hit the suspect’s car, authorities said.Police said Earnest called 911 at around 11:30 a.m. and said he had been involved in the shooting and was armed.According to the federal complaint, Earnest told a dispatcher, “I just shot up a synagogue. I’m just trying to defend my nation from the Jewish people … They’re destroying our people … I opened fire at a synagogue. I think I killed some people.” He allegedly added that he shot up the synagogue “because the Jewish people are destroying the white race.”A San Diego police officer who had been en route to the synagogue spotted the suspect’s vehicle and pulled him over at 17051 W. Bernardo Drive, less than two miles west of the synagogue, Deputy District Attorney Leonard Trinh said.Earnest got out of his vehicle with his hands up and was taken into custody without further incident, according to police.In the “open letter” that authorities say Earnest posted online shortly before the shooting, the author espouses flagrant anti-Semitic sentiments and a need to protect the “European race.” He wrote that he spent four weeks planning the attack, citing his “disgust” for Jews and a desire to kill them, and expressed admiration for the Australian white nationalist who attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, killing 50 people.The writer also claims responsibility for the March 24 fire set at the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque, also known as Islamic Center of Escondido. The 3:15 a.m. fire was quickly extinguished by people inside the mosque. Graffiti left on the building made reference to the mosques attacks in Christchurch.Surveillance footage allegedly captured a suspect arriving at the mosque in the same type of vehicle in which Earnest was captured on the day of the synagogue shooting. May 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Christine Cruz

first_imgAnchor of Today in FloridaChristine Cruz joined the 7-News team in September of 1996 as a Reporter. In January of 2000, after reporting and filling in on the anchor desk, Christine was named co-anchor of WSVN’s #1-rated morning news, Today In Florida. Christine can now be seen co-anchoring Today In Florida weekdays from 5:30am to 9am and again on 7-News at Noon.Follow @ccruzon7Christine began her career as a reporter and weather anchor in 1992 on Dynamic Cablevision. In 1994, she then moved on to WSCV Channel 51 as an entertainment reporter and weather anchor. After her work at WSCV and prior to joining WSVN, Christine took on the job of anchor for the Discovery Channel’s “Cyberlife.”Christine graduated with high honors from Florida International University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She was valedictorian of her high school class, and was crowned Miss Miami in 1995. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival 2019 You can get Poco F1 Redmi Note

first_imgRs 199 Rs 3,500Rs 3,500 Rs 5,000Rs 6,000 Rs 7,999Rs 9,999 Rs 20,999 Rs 6,999 Redmi 6 (3GB+32GB) Mi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2 Rs 400 POCO F1 Rs 7,999Rs 9,999 Close Rs 8,499 Rs 299 Rs 399 India’s leading smartphone brand Xiaomi announced the company’s annual Mi Fan Festival date details, inciting excitement among fans.Like previous years, Xiaomi is offering flat discounts and lucrative Re 1 flash sale on popular products including the latest Redmi Note 7 Pro, flagship Poco F1, Mi LED TV 4A PRO (32-inch) and more. It Mi Fan Festival will kick off on April 4 and conclude on 6.Some of the deals announced by Xiaomi include Poco F1 (review) will be available for Rs 20,999 for 6GB+128GB variant, Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55) can be grabbed for Rs 45,999; You can get the Redmi Note 5 Pro (4GB+64GB) and (6GB+64GB) for Rs 10,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively, and Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB+64GB) will see its price drop by Rs 5,000 and will be available at Rs 10,999. Full details are in the table below. Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival will kick off on April 4 and conclude on April 6.Xiaomi India Website (screen-shot)Besides that, a customer with HDFC Bank can claim 5% instant discount up to Rs 500 and there will also be EMI transaction option applicable on Mi LED TV, Mi Soundbar and all smartphones.If you have a Mobikwik wallet app, you can claim 15% instant MobiKwik SuperCash up to Rs 2000 and is applicable on all products.And those customers with Mi Pay, they stand a chance to win Mi TVs and Redmi Note 7 every day during the contest period.Furthermore, Xiaomi will be hosting a mystery box sale for Rs 99, which will have a surprise gift worth up to Rs 2,400. Rs 1,599 Rs 200 Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55) Redmi Y2(3GB +32GB)(4GB+64GB) Rs 999 Rs 5,000 Rs 10,999Rs 11,999 Rs 2,500RS 3,500 Rs 4,000 Poco F1 comes with 6.18-inch full HD display with iPhone X-like notch on the top housing an advanced 20MP camera with IR sensor for face unlock capability. It can even work in the dark environment.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaXiaomi has also launched an interactive games such as ‘Fun and Furious’, a car racing multiplayer game on Mi.com for fans with regional & global leader boards wherein they stand a chance to win prizes such as Redmi Note 7, Mi Sports Bluetooth Earphones and there will also be another ‘Play and Win’ game wherein Mi Fans can spin the virtual wheel and gain a chance to win coupons and amazing prizes such as Poco F1, Mi Band 3  as well as Mi coupons.Xiami Mi Fan Festival 2019 discounts on Mi products:ProductsProductsDiscountDiscountNew priceNew priceProductsRedmi 6 (3GB+32GB)DiscountRs 2,000New priceRs 6,999ProductsRedmi Y2(3GB +32GB)(4GB+64GB)DiscountRs 2,500RS 3,500New priceRs 7,999Rs 9,999ProductsRedmi 6 Pro(3GB+32GB)(4GB+64GB)DiscountRs 3,500Rs 3,500New priceRs 7,999Rs 9,999ProductsRedmi Note 5 Pro(4GB+64GB)(6GB+64GB)DiscountRs 5,000Rs 6,000New priceRs 10,999Rs 11,999ProductsRedmi Note 6 ProDiscountRs 5,000New priceRs 10,999ProductsPOCO F1DiscountRs 4,000New priceRs 20,999ProductsMi LED TV 4 PRO (55)DiscountRs 9,000New priceRs 45,999ProductsMi Earphones BlackDiscountRs 400New priceRs 599ProductsMi Earphones SilverDiscountRs 400New priceRs 599ProductsMi Band – HRX EditionDiscountRs 800New priceRs 999ProductsMi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2DiscountRs 200New priceRs 699ProductsMi Pocket Speaker 2 BlackDiscountRs 200New priceRs 1,299ProductsMi Bluetooth Speaker 2 WhiteDiscountRs 1,100New priceRs 1,599ProductsMi Body Composition ScaleDiscountRs 1,300New priceRs 1,499ProductsMi Air Purifier 2SDiscountRs 4,500New priceRs 8,499ProductsNew USB Cable 120cmDiscountRs 150New priceRs 149Products2-in-1 USB Cable 100cmDiscountRs 200New priceRs 199ProductsNew USB ChargerDiscountRs 200New priceRs 299ProductsUSB Quick ChargerDiscountRs 200New priceRs 399ProductsRedmi 6 (3GB+32GB)DiscountRs 2,000New priceRs 6,999 New price Products Mi Earphones Black Rs 6,999 Mi Bluetooth Speaker 2 White Rs 599 Rs 200 Mi Air Purifier 2S Rs 2,000center_img Rs 200 Rs 599 Redmi Note 5 Pro(4GB+64GB)(6GB+64GB) IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/0:25Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … Rs 1,300 Rs 699 Mi Pocket Speaker 2 Black Redmi 6 (3GB+32GB) New USB Cable 120cm Rs 400 Discount Rs 9,000 Mi Body Composition Scale Redmi Note 6 Pro Rs 1,499 Rs 1,299 Rs 10,999 Rs 200 Rs 45,999 Redmi 6 Pro(3GB+32GB)(4GB+64GB) Rs 2,000 Rs 149 Mi Earphones Silver Rs 150 New USB Charger 2-in-1 USB Cable 100cm Rs 200 USB Quick Charger Rs 4,500 Mi Band – HRX Edition Rs 800 Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Rs 1,100last_img read more

ExBigg Boss contestant Jasleen Matharu slams SomiSaba for defending Deepak over indecent

first_imgJasleen MatharuInstagramEx-Bigg Boss 12 contestant Jasleen Matharu has slammed sisters Somi and Saba Khan for defending Deepak Thakur’s indecent video which the latter had made on Jasleen mocking her bikini act in the house.”I will take a dip in the pool with Jasleen,” Deepak was heard saying in the video which he had shared on social media. Enraged by Deepak’s act, Jasleen has filed a complaint against her former Bigg Boss inmate for crossing his limits.However, Somi and Saba have defended Deepak saying that he did not intended to disrespect Jasleen and was just trying to be funny. Instead Somi slammed Jasleen saying that if she wants Deepak to apologise to her, she should say sorry to her first as Jasleen had said lot of bad things about her character and family.But the recent statements from the Khan sisters didn’t go down well with Jasleen. “Who are these girls? I don’t know them? Main in dono ko jaanti hi nahi hoon. The matter was between Deepak and me and I had already spoken to him on the same. I don’t know why these two are interfering and what are they getting out of it,” Jasleen Matharu was quoted as saying by Spotboye.And before Bigg Boss 13 could raise its curtains, it looks like the contestants of previous season are still fighting with and have not forgiven for the remarks they had made against each other in the Bigg Boss house.last_img read more

Bosss bad jokes can improve your job satisfaction

first_imgIf relationships are good, use of both positive and negative humour by leaders can help improve their subordinates’ job satisfaction, suggests new research.“Generally, people think that positive humour, which is inclusive, affiliative and tasteful, is good in leadership, and negative humour, which is aggressive and offensive, is bad,” said one of the researchers Christopher Robert, associate professor at University of Missouri in the US.“In our study, we found the effects of humour depend on the relationship between leaders and subordinates,” Robert noted. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Specifically, both positive and negative humour use by leaders is positively related to their subordinates’ job satisfaction when the relationship between the leader and subordinates is good. However, when the leader-subordinate relationship is bad, both negative and positive types of humour are associated with lower job satisfaction. In other words, for leaders, sometimes good humour has bad effects and bad humour has good effects on subordinates. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTo test their theory, the researchers developed two sets of matched questionnaires, one for leaders and one for their subordinates. They analysed responses from about 70 leaders and their 241 subordinates in 54 organisations. “The findings suggest that if leaders wish to integrate humour into their interactions with subordinates, they should first assess whether or not their subordinates are likely to interpret their humourous overtures positively,” Robert said.  These results also have implications for leaders’ strategic use of humor.“Instead of using humour to build relationships, leaders should work to build strong relationships through other means such as through clear communication, fair treatment, and providing clear and useful feedback. Humour then can be used to maintain those strong relationships,” Robert suggested. The study was published in the journal Group & Organisation Management.last_img read more

Web series on journey of exIndia football captain Krishanu Dey

first_imgKolkata: A biopic on former India football captain Krishanu Dey is in the pipeline, his family confirmed on Thursday. Regarded as one of the most creative play-makers in the 1980s and 90s, Dey passed away in 2003 following prolonged illness, battling severe lung, kidney and liver infections. A first for Indian football, the biopic will be a web series available on Zee5. It is being directed by Korok Murmu. There will be eight episodes in the first season, highlighting the rise of Dey, who donned national colours in various tournaments, including the 1986 Asiad, Merdeka, pre-Olympics and SAFF Games, and led India in the 1992 Asia Cup. Dey, who had a long stint with city football giants East Bengal, was the darling of Kolkata’s football-crazy fans with his skills, silken touch and delicate through passes. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”It is a very proud moment for all of us. He never got any award despite being called the Indian Maradona. This is equivalent to an award,” said Dey’s wife, Sharmila. The web series is expected to release in August coinciding with the start of East Bengal’s centenary celebrations.”They (producers) want to release the first episode in August when there will be a year to go for East Bengal’s centenary celebrations,” Dey’s son, Soham said. Maharashtra-based actor Anurag Urha will play the role of Dey. “He is training hard and honing his football skills to try and look like the way my father. “They (director and producer) spoke to some of my father’s teammates to get a hang of how he was on the field and off it,” Soham said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBeginning his career in the local league with the Police team, in 1979, Dey had a two-year stint with Port Trust before joining bigwigs Mohun Bagan in 1982. A gifted a left-footed player, Dey first played for East Bengal in 1985 and from then on, in a period of seven years, won many accolades with the red and golds including a treble (Durand Cup, Rovers Cup, IFA Shield) in 1990. In his twilight years, Dey played for his employer Food Corporation of India, which decided to field a team in the local league. Dey formed a lethal combination in midfield with close friend Bikash Panji. The pair caused terror in the opposition ranks whenever they played together, with rival defenders resorting to rough tackles to keep them in check resulting in Dey becoming injury prone. The plot of the biopic will revolve around a German lady coming to India to research on Dey. Shooting is expected to start from next week. There are two seasons planned as of now. “They approached us in December and work started from then on,” Soham added.last_img read more

Lesbian coach forced to resign from school because she wants to get

first_imgThey wrote they were ‘saddened and disappointed’ by Nelson’s decision to resign.‘When someone is living outside of Church teaching or participating in behavior not in line with Church teaching and makes it known publicly, they cannot fulfill their primary mission to lead by example,’ the post reads.‘It does not mean that we are judging this individual or that she is not a welcome and beloved member of our community. She is. The public act of same-sex marriage, not her same-sex attraction, is the focus of Church teaching. It is not only people who experience same-sex attraction who are called to live chastely, but all of us. No one is excluded from the call of Christ. The teachings of the Church are written for happiness.’However, Nelson’s partner, Maria Roberts, criticized the decision.‘Your students will remember this, their parents will remember this. The players will remember how you pushed away their coach, how you ripped a role model from their lives, how you made it clear that you may preach love but contradict yourself time and time again.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Nelson attended the same school she coached at. | Photo: Facebook/Kristen Nelson Kristen Nelson was a softball coach for five years at West Catholic High School in Michigan — until she wanted to get married. GAYSTARNEWS- When it became known Nelson wanted to marry her partner, a ‘parent concern’ materialized. It resulted in conversations with both the school and Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. Consequently, Catholic leaders gave Nelson an ultimatum: if she got married to a woman, she wouldn’t have her job anymore.So Nelson chose to resign.On Friday (23 February), she explained her decision in a Facebook post.Following an ‘unpleasant conversation’, Nelson explained: ‘It was made known to me that my future plans to marry my partner, Maria, were “concerning” to them.’Nelson graduated from West Catholic High in 2008.‘I always wanted and intended to give back to the community my family and I have always loved and supported. Although I feel, and believe you would agree, my sexual orientation has never conflicted or hindered my ability to perform my coaching duties, unfortunately, leadership does not agree as such, and I no longer feel welcome.’She added her disappointment and wished ‘the best for our players’.Nelson could not ‘lead by example’On Sunday (25 February), West Catholic High School made their own Facebook post.center_img Openly gay Catholic school teacher in Miami fired after getting marriedStudents and parents support lesbian counselor asked to leave wife to get her job backSchool teacher fired because she married the love of her lifeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-coach-resign-married/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Bulldogs strength and endurance pays off

first_imgClover Leaf Ladysmith Bulldogs rugby players took part in team-building exercises at the entrance to Platrand Lodge yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, starting at about 1.30pm.The whole team took part in this event, which is held once a year. The team-building was done ‘old military style’.There were sand bags and tyres to put the players through their paces, while the raging sun beat down and further depleted their energy levels. Nonetheless, the well-trained ‘manne’ held their heads high and performed admirably to finish the race that was set out for them.ER24 paramedics were on hand throughout, just in case someone got injured, which thankfully did not happen. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | September 16, 2011 Mindray Introduces DP-50 Ultrasound System in the United States Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more center_img 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more September 16, 2011 — Mindray Medical International announced the introduction of its new DP-50 ultrasound system in the United States. The black and white portable unit provides high imaging quality in a compact system and is designed for use in numerous specialty markets.The system is highly suited for a wide array of clinical applications including fetal, abdominal, pediatric, small organ, neonatal/adult cephalic, musculoskeletal, cardiac (pediatric) and peripheral vascular exams. It provides a wealth of advanced imaging features, including dynamic beam formation, iBeam spatial compounding, iClear speckle reduction, tissue harmonic and tissue specific imaging.Several of the features are found on premium systems. iZoom enables image viewing from a longer distance by increasing the size of the clinical image display area on the screen, while iTouch provides single button image optimization. iStation offers onboard reporting while IMT gives the user auto-measurement of the carotid intimae-thickness.The system has an on-board imaging archive for more than 100,000 still images. With a 15-inch, high definition LCD tilt display, the battery life is approximately 120 minutes.Advanced transducer technology supports optimized images for different body types and target organs. The DP-50 family includes highly sensitive wideband transducers with up to four imaging frequencies in each device. Imaging can be done from two to ten megahertz (MHz) at up to a 140-degree scanning angle. The system is also upgradeable as new advances occur.For more information: http://ir.mindray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Costa Rica closes investigation of La Penca bombing

first_imgCosta Rica’s Prosecutor’s Office on Monday officially closed the investigation into a bombing on the border with Nicaragua in 1984 that killed seven people, including The Tico Times reporter Linda Frazier.The prosecution closed the case after receiving a confirmation on the death of the only suspect. Judicial authorities from Argentina sent a statement confirming suspect Roberto Vital was killed in 1989. “The arrest warrant had been reactivated in 2008 at the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), because it was not known if [Vital] had died or not,” Costa Rica’s Chief Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría told local media.Vital died in Argentina in 1989 during a failed assault on a fort, Argentine authorities said. “Now it is clear and we can close this investigation. We will order the cancellation of the international arrest warrant that had been issued for Roberto Vital,” Chavarría stated.On May 30, 1984, a bomb exploded during a press conference with former guerrilla leader Edén Pastora, known as “Comandante Cero” (then anti-Sandinista, although he now has allied himself again with the Sandinista government). The blast occurred at a location along the Nicaragua–Costa Rica border known as La Penca.Some witnesses suspected that Vital passed himself off as a Danish photographer named Per Anker Hansen and activated the bomb.Pastora survived the bombing. The blast killed three journalists – two Costa Rican reporters and U.S. reporter Linda Frazier, and injured 22 others.Throughout the past 26 years, victims have tried to no avail to get authorities to determine who was responsible for the attack.The closing of the investigation “does not affect the complaint we filed before the [Inter-American Court of Human Rights] so that we can achieve justice,” said José Rodolfo Ibarra, a survivor of the attack and current president of the Costa Rican Journalists Association.The Journalists Association in 2011 asked the San José-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights to open a case against Costa Rica for refusing to investigate the attack.Read more about the dramatic and dark history of the La Penca bombing here, and survivors’ efforts to learn the truth here. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more