Match-fixing: ICC provisionally suspends tainted Pakistan trio

first_imgInternational Cricket Council (ICC) has provisionally suspended and charged three tainted Pakistan players under its anti-corruption code in the wake of the match-fixing scandal during the team’s tour of England.A statement issued by ICC confirmed that Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir “have been officially notified of the offences they are alleged to have committed and have been provisionally suspended pending a decision on those charges.”In accordance with the provisions of the code, this means they are immediately barred from participating in all cricket and related activities until the case has been concluded.”The trio are now due to appear before the Scotland Yard detectives for further questioning on Friday.The players have a right to contest this provisional suspension and a further opportunity to defend these charges at a full hearing before an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal in accordance with Article 5 of the code, it noted.The players have 14 days from their receipt of the charge sheet to indicate their desire for a hearing, the sport’s governing body said.”We will not tolerate corruption in cricket,” ICC’s Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said, adding that “we must be decisive with such matters and if proven, these offences carry serious penalties up to a life ban.””The ICC will do everything possible to keep such conduct out of the game and we will stop at nothing to protect the sport’s integrity. While we believe the problem is not widespread, we must always be vigilant.”The game’s integrity is of “paramount importance”, the ICC Chief Executive said.advertisement”Prompt and decisive action will be taken against those who seek to harm it. However, the facts must first be established through a thorough investigation and it is important to respect the right of due process when addressing serious allegations of this sort,” he said.”Make no mistake — once the process is complete, if any players are found to be guilty, the ICC will ensure that the appropriate punishment is handed out. We will not tolerate corruption in this great game.”The alleged offences against Pakistani players, if proved, would involve the imposition of a ban on them. There is also a possibility, at the discretion of the independent tribunal, that a fine would be imposed in addition to a ban.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had announced that it was withdrawing the three players from the one-day series in England until the completion of the inquiry. The Pakistan High Commissioner in the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan later told the media that the trio had themselves asked the Board to not consider them for the one-day series as they were under a great deal of mental stress because of the allegations against them.The players had told him they were innocent of the charges against them and would contest them in court if necessary, he said.But despite the PCB and High Commissioner’s statements, sources had indicated that the decision to ground the players had come on the insistence of the ICC when PCB Chairman, Ijaz Butt met with Haroon Lorgat late last night in London.The PCB has already hired a British lawyer and also sent its own legal counsel, Tafazzul Rizvi to London to defend the players while the Pakistan government has also rushed the deputy attorney general to London for the same purpose.The Foreign Office spokesman had said that it was waiting for a preliminary report and clearance from the UK government before sending a high-level investigation team to London.The ICC Anti-Corruption Code for Players and Player Support Personnel was updated and strengthened in 2009 with the unanimous support of ICC members.last_img read more

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Barcelona’s Neymar denies transfer to Manchester United

first_imgBarcelona forward Neymar has dismissed speculation linking him to a world record transfer to English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United.United were reportedly willing to splash a world-record $218 million on the Brazilian superstar who returned from illness to help Barcelona beat Malaga 1-0 in a La liga clash at the Camp Nou on Saturday and record their second win of the season.Also read: City keep up perfect start, Chelsea, Liverpool slump at home The former Santos forward, however, indicated that he was happy to be a part of Barcelona’s feared attacking trinity that also feature Argentine star Lionel Messi and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.”I know nothing of Manchester, I’m out of this and do not hear. I am happy at Barcelona and Barca people can be rest assured,” the 23-year-old was quoted as saying by the Spanish media.”When I hear things like this, I don’t think anything. I just heard it and I am calm. I am very happy at Barca and with my colleagues,” he added. “The people from Barca can be calm.Also read: West Brom sign Man United defender Jonny Evans “I want to stay at Barcelona, no matter how many million pound offers come from England.”Neymar is expected to be offered a new five-year deal at Barcelona with a buyout clause exceeding $279 million.This will come as a big blow to Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal, who is keen to bring a big-name forward to Old Trafford as he seeks to turn the team into genuine contenders for the EPL title.advertisementlast_img read more

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Haryanas Jhajjar: From skewed child sex ratio to a balancing act

first_imgChandigarh, Mar 10 (PTI) Haryanas Jhajjar district, which reported a miserable child sex ratio of 774 in year 2011, has, in a remarkable achievement, reached the figure of 920 in December, 2017.The child sex ratio of Jhajjar district was 825 at the time of launch of the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 from Panipat.”Now, the target has been set to reach sex ratio at birth to at least 950 by December 2018,” Jhajjar Deputy Commissioner Sonal Goel said today.According to the 2011 census, Jhajjar distict reported a child sex ratio of 774 compared to then national average of 914 and the state average of 830.The sex ratio at birth was 825 in Jhajjar, one of the lowest in the country in the year 2015.The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in Haryana rose to 914 girls for 1,000 boys last year. In 2015, the SRB was 871 girls for 1,000 boys and in 2016, it was 900 girls for 1,000 boys.Officials said that after the launch of the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign, the government had embarked upon a multi-pronged drive to rectify the skewed sex ratio in Haryana.”With the launch of the BBBP campaign in Haryana, all the three key departments, Health, Women and Child Development and Education worked in unison for all the activities conducted under the campaign,” Goel said.Goel said that multi-pronged strategy and multiple targeted interventions of enforcement as well as community engagement were adopted at behavioural change.”As part of enforcement drives, 28 raids have been conducted under PC PNDT Act 1994 including inter-district and inter-state raids. Registration of pregnancy in first trimester is targeted by district administration; close to 90 per cent has been achieved, one of the highest than state average,” she said.advertisementUnder community engagement, social rituals and customs related to celebration of birth of male child are being promoted to celebrate the birth of girl child like Kuan Pujan, Kalash yatra, etc; and targeted interventions are being made in panchayats with low sex ratio at birth.For promoting education of girls, initiatives are being taken under Saksham Haryana for enhancing learning competency levels, she said.To counter dropouts among school-going girls, district Jhajjar initiated a pilot project called Umang-Ek Pehel where adolescent girls are provided with free-of-cost sanitary napkins and awareness workshops on menstrual health management.”The sanitary pads are produced by Self-Help Groups in the district and given to girls in the government schools. This has effectively reduced dropouts and motivated girls to attend schools during their menstrual cycle,” Goel said.”Jhajjar administration has also been collaborating with the NGOs and civil society bodies to create a greater impact towards women empowerment in the region. Participation of girls in sports is also encouraged,” she said.A small booklet Mhari laado, highlighting the activities under BBBP and related schemes, was presented to President Ram Nath Kovind when Goel met him in New Delhi recently during an award function at Rashtrapati Bhawan.Goel said the president appreciated the initiative of Jhajjar district in improving the sex ratio at birth and urged them to try and make the ratio equal. PTI SUN CHT CHTlast_img read more

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Tyreek Hill and Emmanuel Ogbah win Big 12 awards

first_img#Big12FB: @CowboyFB’s Emmanuel Ogbah is the 2014 Defensive Lineman of the Year – http://t.co/wQIEyjkT0m pic.twitter.com/rWRueHNYL0— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) December 10, 2014Ogbah won the lineman of the year over Texas’ Malcom Brown (which didn’t please Texas fans) and Baylor’s Shawn Oakman.I still think he sort of had one of the most historic lost seasons for an Oklahoma State defensive player ever.And by lost I just mean on a better team Ogbah could have been Big 12 defensive player of the year and gotten more national recognition.Ogbah finished second in the Big 12 in sacks (11) and third in tackles for loss (17).If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! #Big12FB: @CowboyFB’s Tyreek Hill is the Offensive Newcomer of the Year – http://t.co/wQIEyjkT0m pic.twitter.com/BUW2mfXt4D— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) December 10, 2014Tyreek was a shoo-in for the offensive newcomer of the year when he committed to OSU (or any Big 12 school).No. 24 finished 11th in the country with 1,811 all-purpose yards. Second in the Big 12 behind that Lockett fella.last_img read more

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Report: Stoke City 2 Swansea City 1

first_imgStoke City 2 Swansea City 1: Diouf winner sinks Swans to the bottom Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 00:58 12/3/17 Xherdan Shaqiri_cropped Alex Livesey/Getty Images Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf scored in the space of four first-half minutes to secure Stoke City victory over Swansea City. Stoke City turned around an early deficit to record a much-needed 2-1 win at the bet365 Stadium and consign Swansea City to the foot of the Premier League table.The hosts, unbeaten at home against the Swans in this competition, fought back from the shock of falling behind in the third minute to ease the pressure on manager Mark Hughes after just one win in their previous seven outings.Wilfried Bony’s volley against his former club raised hope for Swansea, who then frustrated Stoke for the majority of the first half only to concede twice in the space of four minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player After Xherdan Shaqiri converted Joe Allen’s throughball to level the scores, Mame Biram Diouf smashed in a left-footed shot to grab what turned out to be the deciding goal in the battle between two struggling sides.While the result helps Hughes, opposite number Paul Clement will be feeling the strain after Crystal Palace’s 0-0 draw at West Brom sunk his Swans to 20th place in the standings.FT: It all over, the Potters record all three points after coming from behind at the bet365 Stadium (2-1) #SCFC pic.twitter.com/jTQRML15We— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 2, 2017Having failed to score throughout November, a new month resulted in a change of fortune in front of a goal for Clement’s side.Frozen out at Stoke in the second half of last season, Bony caught his former club cold with a pre-Christmas cracker. Beating Ryan Shawcross to reach Martin Olsson’s early cross, he flashed a volley into the bottom-right corner of the returning Jack Butland’s net.The striker’s early goal – his first for Swansea since January 1, 2015 – antagonised an already fractious home crowd. With each misplaced pass the groans grew louder and Stoke looked devoid of attacking impetus.Yet the jeers turned to cheers when Leroy Fer – playing at the base of a diamond midfield – dawdled in possession just outside his own penalty area, allowing Allen to tee up the alert Shaqiri for his fourth of the season.If the equaliser was unexpected, Stoke’s second goal before the break may have had some of their supporters pinching themselves to check they were not dreaming.Peter Crouch flicked on Shawcross’ hopeful long ball to tee up strike partner Diouf, who capitalised on a lucky bounce off Kyle Naughton to adjust his body position and fire beyond Lukasz Fabianski.Still, Stoke’s leaky defence – only West Ham had conceded more in the top flight prior to kick-off – meant Hughes could hardly breath easy when sitting on such a narrow lead.6 – Wilfried Bony has scored six goals in his five apps in Premier League games between Stoke and Swansea – scoring twice for Stoke and four goals for Swansea. Cool.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 2, 2017The Welsh manager was forced into an early change in the second half when Bruno Martins Indi picked up a groin injury that, after a lengthy break in play, saw the centre-back carried from the field on a stretcher.However, the toothless Swans still struggled to fashion an equaliser, Tammy Abraham’s low cross summing up their problems as no team-mate turned up inside the area to provide the finishing touch.The closest they came to drawing level actually came via a Stoke player, Shawcross nearly marking his 300th Premier League appearance with an own goal as only Butland’s reflexes stopped his errant header from finding the net.Diouf wasted a glorious chance to increase the advantage at the other end, failing to convert Allen’s cross from the right, but his first-half strike was enough to secure three welcome points for Hughes. Key Opta stats: – Stoke have scored in all seven of their home Premier League games against the Swans – against no other club do they have a better 100% record at the Bet365 Stadium (7/7).- Swansea bagged their first Premier League goal after 431 minutes thanks to Wilfried Bony.- Xherdan Shaqiri has been directly involved in nine goals in his last 11 Premier League games (4 goals, 5 assists) – his joint-best return in a PL season.- Wilfried Bony has scored six goals in his five appearances in Premier League games between Stoke and Swansea – scoring twice for Stoke and four goals for Swansea.  read morelast_img read more

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10 months agoREVEALED: Ferguson put together Solskjaer, Phelan Man Utd team

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Ferguson put together Solskjaer, Phelan Man Utd teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been key to putting the new management team together.The Sun says vxecutive vice-chairman Ed Woodward turned to Fergie as he prepared to sack Jose Mourinho in the wake of the 3-1 loss at Liverpool.An Old Trafford source insists the Scot, who will not be employed in a full-time capacity, had made sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as well as Mike Phelan were prepared to take up their new positions at their former club BEFORE Wednesday’s announcement.The source said: “Once Woodward had talked to the Glazers and told them he wanted Jose out, he needed to be certain he could get the right kind of figure in for the short term at least.“That’s where Fergie came in and he helped make sure the whole thing happened with Solskjaer and Phelan.” last_img read more

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NL Innu agree to inquiry into treatment of Innu children in provincial

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland and Labrador government and Innu leaders have agreed to an inquiry into the Innu experience in the province’s child protection system.The move follows the death of Thunderheart Tshakapesh, the 16-year-old son of Simeon Tshakapesh, the deputy grand chief of the Innu Nation. He took his own life in May after being treated outside the province for solvent abuse.Simeon Tshakapesh was among Innu leaders who signed an agreement with Premier Dwight Ball after a meeting on Wednesday. They agreed to come up with terms of reference and inquiry leadership by July 31, 2017.The inquiry will look at “the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Innu in the child protection system, and to identify recommendations for change,” according to the memorandum of understanding.The provincial and Innu leaders said they will ask the federal government to participate, with the hope that the inquiry will begin by Sept. 30, 2017.On Canada Day, Tshakapesh and other Innu leaders confronted federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett at an event in Toronto.A CBC video shows a tearful Tshakapesh shouting at Bennett, asking her to change a system that sees Innu children routinely removed from their communities for treatment.“We are going to change it,” she told Tshakapesh. “It’s unacceptable.”In an interview last month, Tshakapesh said he wanted funding for a multicultural youth treatment centre to be built in central Labrador.“The question for me now is, how did the system fail him so badly and what can be done to change this situation?” Tshakapesh asked in an open letter.“He was in the system and he took his life,” Tshakapesh added in an interview. “He was damaged physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. He wasn’t the same. He couldn’t recover.”While the removal process may keep vulnerable youth safe and sober, it also destroys connections to their family, language and community, Tshakapesh said.Leaders and residents in Natuashish, the Innu community relocated from Davis Inlet, met in May after two boys, aged 11 and 17, were injured in a fire at an abandoned house known for gas-sniffing.last_img read more

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Canadian Press business story of the year selections over the years

first_imgTORONTO – A list of The Canadian Press business stories of the year, as determined in an annual poll of newsrooms across the country:2017: Sears Canada’s demise2016: Pipeline battles2015: Low oil prices2014: Oil price collapse2013: Rogers-NHL deal2012: Personal debt2011: Research in Motion woes2010: PotashCorp takeover battle2009: Auto industry restructuring2008: Stock market nosedive2007: Rise of the loonie2006: Income trust taxation2005: Surging oil prices2004: Strength of the loonie2003: Rise of the loonielast_img

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Pakistan jails man for attempt to smuggle turtles to Colombo

A special customs court in Pakistan has sent a man to prison on judicial remand for his alleged involvement in smuggling of rare turtles to Colombo (Sri Lanka), The Nation in Pakistan reported.The judge directed the investigation officer to submit challan of the case before the court on next hearing. The Custom officials took the suspect from Lahore airport and recovered 22 turtles from his luggage.The investigation officer told the judge that they had completed the investigation and further custody of the accused was not required. (Colombo Gazette)

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Relief distribution in southern Sudan disrupted by bombing raid UN agency says

As WFP teams distributed relief food yesterday to some 20,000 civilians, 15 bombs were dropped into the area, killing at least one person and injuring 14, the agency said. The raid followed a similar attack on 5 October, when 15 bombs were dropped around the airfield in Mangayath where WFP teams were handing out relief food, forcing the agency to suspend food distribution for one day. When deliveries resumed yesterday, the area again came under attack. Despite the insecurity, WFP teams plan to continue distributing relief food in Mangayath. If security holds, more food airdrops will be sent in as part of the 240-tonne total planned for delivery over the coming days, the agency said. Since late September, some 20,000 people have fled from Raja to Mangayath area. About 1,000 people are arriving every day, including many women and children who have made the 25-kilometre trek with few or no belongings. Until the recent influx, Mangayath’s population was only 2,000 people, most of whom can barely feed themselves and therefore offer little assistance to newcomers. Until relief assistance started, the main source of food for the arriving population had been wild foods, which, as townspeople, the displaced people were not accustomed to. According to aid workers on the ground, shelter conditions in the area are appalling and health facilities highly inadequate. With only two working bore-holes, access to water is also very limited. WFP began air-dropping aid to the area on 4 October, when 72 metric tonnes of food were delivered. read more

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Lazios MilinkovicSavic will not be sold for less than €150m

first_imgAccording to reports, Lazio president Claudio Lotito has declared that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will not be sold by the club for anything less than €150mThe Serbian international is reportedly being considered by Jose Mourinho for Manchester United next season as a replacement for the retiring captain Michael Carrick.Sports Media Set have reported that Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus are also monitoring Milinkovic-Savic’s progress at Lazio this season and are considering rivalling any bid that United place for the highly-rated midfielder.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Reports are suggesting that bids of around €70m are believed to be likely for Milinkovic-Savic, but Lazio are under no financial pressure to sell and are adamant that only bids of around €150m will be considered by the Serie A side.Since joining Lazio from Belgium Genk in 2015, Milinkovic-Savic has scored 22 goals in 111 appearances at the club. The 23 year-old won his first piece of silverware at the club in the summer, where Lazio defeated Juventus 3-2 to win the Supercoppa Italiana.last_img read more

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What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of August 18 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, August 18, 2019.Sunday, August 18, 2019No MeetingsMonday, August 19, 2019The Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Facilities Subcommittee meets at 5pm in the John Miller School Committee Room at the Tech.Tuesday, August 20, 2019No MeetingsWednesday, August 21, 2019The Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 9:30am in the John Miller School Committee Room at the Tech. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, August 22, 2019No MeetingsFriday, August 23, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, August 24, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

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Narayanpet to launch monthlong Haritha Haram from Aug 6

first_imgNarayanpet: Narayanpet Collector S Venkat Rao released the schedule for the month-long Haritha Haram programme in the district on Friday. Earlier, the district administration had decided to go for a week-long plantation programme by involving schoolchildren, teachers and others in a big way. However, as the district has been receiving good rains, the Collector has extended this programme for a month. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Accordingly, a detailed scheduled has been released for the programme. As per the schedule, soon after the conclusion of ‘Balala Haritha Haram which would be in force till August 6, the district administration will launch the month-long Udyoga Haritha Haram, wherein the officials of every department will take part. While the revenue department will launch the programme on August 6, Health department will take it up the next day i.e., on August 7. It will be followed by Police department on August 8, Intermediate Education Officials on 9, district court officials on 10, Commercial Tax department on 11 and District Public Relations department on August 12. “We have decided to take up the Harithahaaram programme seriously and want to make it a big success by roping in all the department officials. Accordingly, we have designed a schedule and would be launching the month-long programme,” informed the Collector.last_img read more

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Idea Cellular Launches Roll Over 3G Feature

first_imgFostering data adoption by providing innovative offerings and services to its customers, Idea Cellular, one of the largest telecom operators in India, has launched the first-of-its-kind ‘3G Roll Over’ feature for its postpaid subscribers in India.This revolutionary new 3G roll over data pack will allow Idea postpaid subscribers to carry forward their unused 3G data balance to next month without any extra charges.”Idea’s new ‘Roll Over 3G ‘ feature is based on the insight that customers feel anguished when their data pack expires at the end of the billing cycle, without full utilisation. With our new Roll Over 3G data pack, postpaid subscribers will now not lose out on unused data balances at the end of their billing cycle,” Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said.This is the first time in India that any operator is allowing carry forward benefit on 3G data packs for the postpaid category, which is the highest data consuming category in the country.Idea’s ‘Roll Over 3G’ Data pack will enable its postpaid subscribers to get full value for money, by accessing uninterrupted 3G internet from previous month’s data balance by carrying it forward into the next billing cycle.”We believe, this customer centric approach will enhance customer satisfaction and boost data usage amongst our subscribers,” he said.The benefit is applicable on all Idea postpaid 3G limited data packs offering minimum of 1GB data, on a pan-India level (excluding Orissa).last_img read more

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Fallout Anthology announced for 50 arrives September

first_imgDo you like Fallout? Like, really like in a way that may border on obsession? (I call it love, the court order does not, however). Well, you can add another thing to your pre-order list for all things Fallout, because Bethesda has announced the Fallout Anthology set for PC gamers.Pete Hines dropped the news at Quakecon in Dallas, TX on Thursday. I mean, sure, if you’re a die-hard fan you probably already own all the games, but here’s your chance to get them all over again in a sweet Fat Man mini-nuke capsule (disc holder) that comes with “audible bomb sound” capabilities . You know, for posterity, when we experience our own nuclear winter and future-humans dig it up and think it’s some important artifact from our era.The set includes the original Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition), and Fallout: New Vegas (Ultimate Edition). It even has a free spot so you can put your inevitable purchase of Fallout 4 in there. Which, is an incentive to not just download it from Steam the moment it comes out. And think, how cool will this guy look next to your replica Pip-Boy!The Fallout Anthology edition comes out September 29 in North America, October 1 in Australia, and October 2 in Europe. It’ll retail for $50. Then it’s just a little over a month until Fallout 4 comes out on November 10. Until then, you can just keep your Vault Dwellers happy in their Shelter. Am I the only one still playing that game?last_img read more

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Son beats up 82yearold father over property transfer arrested

first_imgKolkata: An 82-year-old person in Nadia was beaten up by his elder son at Krishnanagar in Nadia on Saturday night.Police later arrested the accused Gupi Roy on the basis of the complaint filed by his father Baidyanath Roy. Locals took Baidyanath to Shaktinagar hospital where doctors found fracture on a bone of his left hand. Locals alleged that Gupi used to torture Baidyanath since a long time. Eight years ago, he kicked Baidyanath out from his home. Following which Baidyanath was given a place to stay at a local club. He used to work as a daily labour to run his daily life. Local sources informed that eight years ago a fire broke out at their home. It was alleged that the fire caused due by a ‘biri’ which Baidyanath smokes. After a few months, one of his neighbour provided Baidyanath a small hut to stay. As his vision was not clear enough, Baidyanath could not work as a daily labour anymore. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTo cater to his daily needs, Baidyanath started doing some small time jobs for his neighbours and in return he got money. With that small amount of money, he used to buy his food which he cooked himself. During these years, Gupi and his other sons did not bother to check on their father. Approximately 15 days ago, he returned home. He was given a place in the yard with some sacks where a human cannot leave. On Saturday night, all of a sudden Gupi started beating up his father. Later, he was again kicked out of the house. Locals heard Baidyanath’s screams and recovered him. He was taken to Shaktinagar Hospital and treated. “My elder did not allow me to enter my house. On Saturday, he asked me to transfer the land to his name. When I refused he started beating me,” said Baidyanath.last_img read more

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NRC infiltration corruption major issues in LS polls in WB

first_imgKolkata: In highly politically polarised West Bengal where the ruling TMC has locked horns with the BJP, three issues – National Register of Citizens, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and infiltration – have taken centre stage in the election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. Employment generation, minority appeasement, corruption, TMC’s role in forming the next government at the Centre, the veracity of air strikes at Balakot have also emerged as major issues. BJP president Amit Shah has repeatedly stressed on introduction of NRC across India, specially in West Bengal and implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if voted to power again, while TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to oppose it tooth and nail. The NRC got mired in a massive controversy after the names of around 40 lakh people, living in Assam for decades, were omitted from the complete draft that was released in 2018. Banerjee has repeatedly claimed that the NRC and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to weed out illegal migrants from Assam, will turn even bonafide Indian citizens into refugees. Addressing election rallies in the state on Thursday, Shah raked up the infiltration issue, even describing illegal immigrants from Bangladesh as “termites”. “It is our commitment to bring in NRC across the country to chuck out each and every infiltrator. Unlike Mamata Banerjee, we don’t treat infiltrators as our vote bank. For us national security is supreme,” he said. BJP national general secretary and Bengal minder, Kailash Vijayvargiya told PTI, “The issue of corruption, NRC in Bengal, infiltration and restoration of democracy are our major poll planks in the state to defeat the misrule of Mamata Banerjee and the TMC. A careful look will show you how these issues are affecting the masses of the state”. The three issues of NRC, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and infiltration have found resonance at the grassroot level in the state, which has borne the brunt of large-scale refugee influx and continuous infiltration since Partition. Of the 4,096 km-long Indo-Bangladesh border, 2,216.7 km is in West Bengal. “We are going to the masses with the message how the NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will affect the people and how the BJP is trying to mislead them on it. We are getting a good response and no one wants to become a refugee,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee told PTI. The BJP, during its poll campaigns, has repeatedly stressed how infiltration is causing a strain on the country’s economy, posing a threat to national security and that TMC is “aiding infiltration” as a part of its “minority appeasement” policies. Referring to the reported communal flare-ups in the state in the last four years, the saffron party has pointed fingers at infiltrators and TMC’s appeasement politics as the major reasons behind it. According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in 2018, West Bengal witnessed 58 incidents of communal violence in 2017. It cited the communal flare-ups at Basirhat in 2017 and Asansol in 2018 as being the recent ones. The minorities, comprising nearly 30 per cent of the electorate, are a deciding factor in nearly 12-14 Lok Sabha seats of the state, that every political party has tried to woo. Parliamentary seats near the Indo-Bangla border such as Raiganj, Coochbehar, Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Baharampore, Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Joynagar, Basirhat, Bongaon have a very high density of Muslim population. The TMC presently holds a great influence over the minority voters in the state and has been campaigning on how the BJP is trying to target Muslims in the name of NRC. “The BJP is trying to target the Muslims in the state. But we will never allow them to do it,” TMC minister and veteran party leader Firhad Hakim said. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said the party would take steps against illegal madrasas and not allow any appeasement in the state, if the party is voted to power. The party has also made corruption a major poll plank in the state post Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams and the Narada sting operation, which had purportedly shown some TMC leaders accepting bribes. “The TMC is running one of the most corrupt governments. We have never seen such a scale of corruption other than in West Bengal,” Ghosh said. His views were echoed by Surya Kanta Mishra, state secretary of CPI-M, which is at the other end of the political spectrum and a political opponent of the TMC in the state. The TMC has sought to counter the allegations of corruption by stating that the Saradha scam is a “sin” of the erstwhile Left Front regime. It has accused the BJP of indulging in demonetization, which it termed as the “biggest financial scam of independent India” and the alleged scam in the Rafale deal. This is for the first time in the history of the state that minority appeasement, NRC and infiltration have become major poll planks. Since Independence, elections have been fought on the basis of ideologies, policies of the government, restoring rights of the opposition parties, development, industrialization, unemployment and food security. The CPI(M) and the Congress, which are fighting a bitter battle for political survival in the state, are stressing on the issues of employment generation and waiver of farmers loans. The Left party feels that the TMC and the BJP are playing a “fixed match” in West Bengal as both the parties want to polarize elections by projecting themselves as champions of the Muslims and the Hindus respectively.last_img read more

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Razer Laptops Vulnerable to Critical Attack What to Do Now UPDATED

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Author Bio Phillip Tracy, center_img Updated on April 8: Razer released a statement with a list of additional laptop models affected by the security vulnerability. The company also clarified that the webpage it previously posted with instructions on how to download a patch applies only to models from 2016 and newer.  A new tool for models from 2015 and earlier will be available “within a few weeks.” Here is the full, updated list of affected Razer laptop models: Razer Blade: RZ09-01021, RZ09-01161, RZ09-01301, RZ09-01652, RZ09-01952, RZ09-01953, RZ09-02385, RZ09-02386, RZ09-02886, RZ09-02705Razer Blade Stealth: RZ09-01682, RZ09-01962, RZ09-01963, RZ09-01964, RZ09-02393, RZ09-02394, RZ09-02810, RZ09-02812MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/razer-laptop-malware-vulnerability?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Razer Blade Pro: RZ09-0071, RZ09-0083, RZ09-0099, RZ09-01171, RZ09-01662, RZ09-01663, RZ09-02202Updated on April 4: Razer confirmed to Laptop Mag that several laptop models, including the Blade Advanced (2018, 2019), Blade (2018) and Blade Stealth 13 (2019) are affected by a vulnerability in Intel chipsets. The company claims all new unit will ship from the factory with an update that removes the vulnerabilities. Those who currently own a Razer product are strongly encouraged to download a software patch from Razer. The company sent us this link with instructions on how to protect your PC.   Razer’s gaming laptops, including the Blade, Blade Pro and Blade Stealth, are left wide open to attacks due to a critical security vulnerability.First reported by The Register, a security guru named Bailey Fox posted to Twitter in March alleging that Razer laptops face a problem very similar to CVE-2018-4251, a vulnerability discovered in Apple laptops last year in which the Cupertino giant failed to disable Intel Manufacturing Mode on its motherboards before shipping them out to stores and customers.This slip-up theoretically allows hackers who already have administrative privileges to modify a system’s firmware and infect it with malware, or to roll back system firmware to make vulnerable to other damaging exploits. In a post on Seclist.org, Fox specifically mentions the Meltdown attack as a potential exploit used on an affected PC.”This allows for attackers to safeguard rootkits with Intel Boot Guard, downgrade the BIOS to exploit older vulnerabilities such as Meltdown, and many other things,” Fox wrote. “They have yet to look into getting a CVE assigned, saying it isn’t necessary.”Administrative rights would already let human attackers or malicious software take over your computer, steal your sensitive data and even spy on you. But the ability to modify the firmware, which admin rights don’t always confer, would let malicious code hide in your motherboard’s firmware and survive a system reset as well as avoid detection by antivirus scans.The CVE-2018-4251 vulnerability (all vulnerabilities get these code names) specifically refers to an issue discovered in Apple products in June 2018 and patched by October of last year. Apple stated that a “malicious application with root privileges may be able to modify the EFI flash memory region” in a security update post.Fox reached out to the hardware manufacturer and said he disclosed the security issue only “after trying a month to get this dealt with via HackerOne,” a bug-bounty brokerage that helps researchers get paid by companies for finding problems with their products.Razer told Laptop Mag that certain Razer and Razer Blade models are affected by a vulnerability in Intel’s chipsets and that all new models will ship from the factory with a software patch. Current Razer laptop owners are encouraged to use this link with instructions on how to download the patch. Which Razer Laptop Is Right for You? Blade vs Stealth vs Pro Phillip Tracy,last_img read more

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State Dept files proposal to release Clinton emails

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private account next month.The agency proposed in a court filing that it would begin posting the emails on the department’s website on June 30 and continue posting them every 60 days, with the goal of making all of them publicly available by Jan. 15, 2016. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras is considering a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Jason Leopold, a reporter for Vice News.The State Department is still reviewing about 55,000 pages of emails from Clinton’s private account. Last Friday it released nearly 300 emails relating to the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.“The Department is keenly aware of the intense public interest in the documents and wants to get releasable materials out as soon as possible,” the Justice Department lawyers representing State wrote in the filing.“Further, the Department will continue to explore ways to devote more resources to this effort, consistent with its other obligations, to complete the review even earlier,” the lawyers wrote.Leopold’s lawyer, Ryan James, said Tuesday that he intended to file a response calling on the State Department to release emails every two weeks.“I do not believe that additional rolling productions every 60 days is sufficiently frequent to enable the public to engage in fully informed discussion about Secretary Clinton’s leadership style and decisions while at the helm of the State Department,” James said in a statement. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Comments   Share   Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Photo: Vince Marotta/ArizonaSports.com I understand the fascination with Murray. His highlight reel from the 2018 season with the Sooners is jaw-dropping. His statistics are gaudy. Even if the Cardinals don’t draft him Thursday night, he’s about to become the first athlete ever to be picked in the first round of drafts by both the NFL and Major League Baseball.But Kingsbury was hired before Murray threw his hat in the ring and before he was even considered a viable NFL Draft prospect. He had already signed a contract with the Oakland A’s, who picked him 9th overall in last June’s baseball draft. He played football at Oklahoma last season only because he had Oakland’s blessing.If Kingsbury is the offensive guru he’s been portrayed to be by many, he should be able to work his magic with Josh Rosen — who one year ago, was the quarterback identified by general manager Steve Keim to be the leader of his team’s future. Keim was so sure about it, he swapped first-round picks with the Oakland Raiders and threw in a third-rounder and a fifth-rounder to move up five spots and get him.What the Cardinals have ostensibly done is paint themselves into the doomed “what if” corner. What if they trade Rosen, only to watch him have his sizable potential unlocked by another team? What if they keep Rosen, resist the Murray temptation and watch Murray dominate the NFL like he’s dominated the high school and college ranks? And what if Rosen is basically what everyone saw in 2018? Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires NASHVILLE – Could this many people be wrong?That’s my prevailing thought on the morning of the NFL Draft, held here in Music City for the first time.In updating the Mock Draft Tracker on ArizonaSports.com this morning, 15 experts from all over the country project the Arizona Cardinals to take Oklahoma Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray with the top overall pick.This morning’s trend follows the national thinking since mid-March, when Luke Easterling of USA Today’s Draft Wire became the first pundit to project the diminutive Murray to Arizona. Since then, an overwhelming number of mocks have predicted the same thing. Murray is tantalizing. Rosen is unproven.It’s tempting to roll the dice in hopes of a quick turnaround. If I’m Steve Keim, I’m holding out hope that another team (looking at you, Oakland) is tantalized enough to trade up to number one to get Murray, and I’m rolling with Rosen. Could this many people be wrong?And if they’re not, is that a good thing for the Cardinals?Related LinksArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?First round of NFL Draft promises to deliver pure drama98.7 FM roundtable: What should the Cardinals do at No. 1?Murray is dynamic, there’s no two ways about it. But even hours before the draft, I can’t help but snicker at the confident prognosticators who claim “this is a no-brainer” or “Murray is the perfect fit for the Kliff Kingsbury offense.”Is it a no-brainer? There’s a reason no team since the Baltimore Colts in the early 1980s has selected a quarterback in the first round in consecutive drafts. It’s not common practice, and if you miss on those picks, it can set back your franchise a long way.In the Colts’ case, they selected Ohio State’s Art Schlicter with the fourth pick in 1982. A year later, they took the much-ballyhooed John Elway out of Stanford with the top overall selection. Schlicter played in 13 games and threw three touchdowns in the NFL and saw his career cut short by a crippling gambling addiction. Elway refused to sign with the Colts, threatened to play baseball and engineered a trade to the Denver Broncos, where he won two Super Bowls and carved out a Hall-of-Fame career.They missed. Badly.The Colts, who moved to Indianapolis in 1984, would make only one playoff appearance before 1995. 43 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more

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