first_imgCongress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were busy dividing society in their quest to retain power. Only the Congress ideology could take on the BJP and the RSS, he said at a party rally.Mr. Gandhi also took potshots at the Modi-led government on demonetisation and described the exercise as a total flop. “Entire India knows that it turned the black money of India’s ‘thieves’ to white,” the Congress leader said.“First they said demonetisation would result in checking terror. Then they said demonetisation would check black money. The reality is that everyone in India knows that 90 per cent of black money is in real estate, gold,” he said.“We don’t know the reason why Modi was after the cash of farmers, poor labourers and housewives,” he said.Mr. Gandhi also took a dig at RBI, saying it took almost a year to announce that 99 per cent of the scrapped currency had been returned to the coffers. “We had asked in Parliament about the amount of black money unearthed in the demonetisation exercise. It took RBI a year to say that 99 per cent of old money came back in the coffers,” the Congress leader said. He blamed the government for GDP reaching “a low of 4.5 per cent.” “Who will own responsibility for this? The prime minister is responsible for this,” Mr. Gandhi said.According to Mr. Gandhi, anger was building up with the BJP and Modi engaged in dividing society. “In Haryana they pit Jat vs non Jat and in Maharashtra they create a Maratha vs non Maratha divide. Their only goal is that BJP and RSS should be in power,” Gandhi alleged.“They speak of fight against corruption but they ‘purchase’ people (legislators) in Goa and Manipur and also try to purchase people in Gujarat.” Only the Congress ideology, he added, could take on the BJP and RSS.“They (BJP and RSS) will fight one or two elections. After that it will be the Congress which will be in power.” The Congress leader also criticised the prime minister over his promises of providing jobs to youth.“Modi had said he would give jobs to two crore youth every year after becoming the prime minister. Two years ago, we were told that just one lakh youth had got jobs and last last year the figure was zero,” Mr. Gandhi claimed.“Their minister informed that the unemployment figure is at the lowest… in the last several years,” he said.Commenting on GST, Gandhi said the Modi government was claiming credit but it was the Congress which initiated it. “There should have been one slab, as against five now. Also, GST should have been capped at 18 per cent, against 28 per cent now in the highest slab,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgSaying that merely gaining power had never been the Shiv Sena’s aim, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Wednesday that the party was fighting for the good of the people by playing the Opposition’s role even while remaining a part of the coalition.Mr. Raut was in the city to meet Sena leaders and workers in Pimpri, Chinchwad and Bhosari after the party’s decision to go it alone in the 2019 Parliamentary and Assembly polls.Dig at NCP, CongressTaking potshots at the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, Mr. Raut said, “BJP will be Sena’s enemy in the elections, as the Congress is in a state of hibernation and the NCP has not been able to get its act together in the State.” He said that some parties could not bear the idea of the Sena contesting the elections alone. “The Sena has always been, and will continue to remain, an aggressive political force to reckon with. It will always fight for the cause of Hindutva,” the Rajya Sabha MP said.Criticism from Pawar Meanwhile, NCP leader Ajit Pawar hit back at Mr. Raut’s barbs, saying that Sena’s innumerable gestures calling for severing ties with the BJP over the past three years had proved to be “empty threats”. “The Sena has deteriorated from being a ‘tiger’ during the time of the late Bal Thackeray to being a tortoise in the shell. It will continue to cling to power, which it failed to secure for so long,” Mr. Pawar said at the NCP’s Halla Bol rally in Jalna.last_img read more

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first_imgFamily members of those killed in alleged ‘encounter killings’ in Uttar Pradesh claimed they were being harassed by police after a petition on extra judicial killings in the State was filed in the Supreme Court by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).Brother of Sumit Gujjar, killed in an encounter in 2017, said up to eight cases under different sections such as dacoity, loot and others had been falsely slapped on him since the death of his brother and the same inspector involved in his brother’s case had been harassing him.With her landlord coming under pressure from the police, Shabana, mother of Nushad, who had been killed in an encounter in Aligarh in September last year said she had been pushed out of her home in Atrauli, and was leading a hand-to-mouth existence. Mother of Mustaqueen, killed in the same encounter also appealed for justice.Spokespersons of the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) said people from poor backgrounds were especially targeted in such encounters and that the police would shoot first and plant guns in their hands later.Social activist Akram Akthar, also said several people injured in the encounters were languishing in jail without treatment. In a statement, the NCHRO, called it a conspiracy to have them killed.The PUCL petition has called for a CBI probe into over 1,100 encounters which have taken place under the Yogi Adithyanath government. In these 49 people had been killed and 370 injured. The court has fixed February 12 as the next date of hearing.last_img read more

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first_imgTwo top American Senators have said that India’s the data localisation policy will be counterproductive to the country’s efforts to modernise its framework regarding law enforcement requests for data and will adversely effect American businesses in India. Read it at DNA India Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgLaw and order measures in Kashmir were taken as precaution and there is already a sense of calm and normalcy, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the measures taken by Pakistan after India ended the special status for Kashmir were unilateral. “Certain precautionary measures have been taken by concerned authorities to maintain law and order. Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi in his address yesterday [Thursday] mentioned that the situation will gradually return to normal and the inconvenience experienced by people in Jammu and Kashmir is very temporary in nature. We already see a sense of calm and normalcy,” said Mr. Kumar, emphasising that food supply, operation of hospitals, newspaper circulation remains undisturbed in the state. The statement of the Indian government came after the human rights organisation Amnesty International had expressed concern over additional deployment of forces and an unprecedented communication blockade that cut off Kashmir from the rest of India. This was accompanied by the statement from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who urged both countries for restraint. The spokesperson noted that Pakistan had begun an international campaign on Kashmir and accused it of trying to portray an alarmist situation.Following, the Indian legislative action on Kashmir, Pakistan has frozen trade with India and stopped train services. Islamabad has also introduced some changes in the access of the airspace of Pakistan. The MEA Spokesperson said the decision on Kashmir was part of India’s sovereign jurisdiction and Pakistan’s responses are unilateral that India regrets. “Samjhauta Express has been stopped. It was an unilateral decision, we never asked for the stoppage and we regret the decision by Pakistan government to stop this link between the two countries which is unfortunate,” said Mr Kumar. He also declared that India has reached out to several countries and multilateral organisations to explain India’s position in Kashmir and argued that India does not consider that the decision on Kashmir was an internal affair of India and Pakistan’s unilateral actions on connectivity, trade and other bilateral ties should not be linked with it. Sources hinted that India’s measured tone to Pakistan’s response on the Kashmir issue shows that New Delhi does not desire an escalation in bilateral tension and that India hopes to find appreciation of Islamabad regarding its decision to end special status on Kashmir.last_img read more

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first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SMBeer, TNT renew rivalry POWER COUPLE Beyonce Knowles and rapper husband Jay Z. AFP PHOTOThe search for the next Houston Rockets franchise owner continues and one internationally acclaimed pop star has entered the scene.Houston, Texas-native Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is reportedly mulling over a minority ownership of the Rockets franchise, after owner Les Alexander put it up for sale last month.ADVERTISEMENT The famed business magazine also cited Beyoncé’s net worth at $350 million, while her husband Jay-Z is believed to be worth around $810 million.The power couple are avid NBA fans, often appearing in regular season games and a fixture in the sidelines during the All-Star weekend.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA legend Mutombo looking to purchase Houston RocketsADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the 35-year-old former “Destiny’s Child” singer was certainly interested, after husband Jay-Z sold his 1 percent stake of the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.The report added that Beyoncé could become a valuable asset by adding “superstar sizzle to any ownership group, likely helping the team with local and international marketing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlexander purchased the Rockets in 1993 for $85 million.Forbes’ estimated value of the team is as high as $2 billion, given its blockbuster off-season transactions of acquiring Chris Paul via trade and signing James Harden to a long-term contract. The club’s popularity overseas—particularly in China—may further boost its value as well, the report said. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

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first_imgSri Sathya Sai BabaApart from a devotee list that boasts of the who’s who of the world of politics, sports and entertainment, Sri Sathya Sai Baba has managed to create a gargantuan empire that is spread across 165 countries.He has to his credit 13,000 institutions that run on the financial steam of a collective membership of about 37 million followers.The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in Puttaparthi is a 220-bed facility that provides free medical care.Puttaparthi, where Sathya Sai Baba was born and still lives, has a university complex, a speciality hospital, airport, railway station and indoor and outdoor stadia.Sathya Sai Baba’s empire also boasts of free educational institutions, hospitals and other charitable works in over 166 countries.The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust runs several general and speciality hospitals and mobile dispensaries.Apart from educational facilities, the Trust funds drinking water projects, one of which supplies water to 1.2 million people in about 750 villages in Andhra Pradesh.Sathya Sai Baba also has a sprawling ashram called Brindavan, in Kadugodi, Whitefield, on the outskirts of Bangalore.His organization has three spiritual centres in India.Sathya Sai Baba’s Educare programme has founded schools in 33 countries.Sai Baba’s empire also has a digital radio network called Radio Sai Global Harmony.last_img read more

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first_imgSoccer star David Beckham received his first ever legend award at the Nickelodeon Kids’Choice Sports Awards in honor of his talent and sportsmanship.David Beckham was welcomed with sticky substance on stage.The 39-year-old footie ace received the award for being a role model to young kids both on and off the field, People Magazine reported.But there was a lot more in this event, as soon as David Beckham along with kids Romeo and Cruz came on stage to grab the award with his kids, Nickelodeon’s trademark goo rained down upon them.Usually, Nickelodeon dump slimy green sticky mess on celebs but they decided to treat the Beckhams differently and opted for the golden gunge instead.Soccer star David Beckham received his first ever legend award.The trio took it sportingly and happily posed for photos after that. David’s eldest child Brooklyn, however was not seen at the event along with Victoria and baby Harper.The entertainment network said in a statement that David Beckham exemplified the qualities every kid aspired to achieve and his name was the first that comes to mind when they think of his sport.Seen here, David Beckham along with Romeo and Cruz before the award show.Pharrell Williams, Florida Georgia Line, Marshawn Lynch, Kevin Durant, Will Arnett, Megan Fox also joined Beckham at the inaugural award show.last_img read more

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first_imgMansher Singh, who turns 49 after a few months, has won three silver and a bronze in his 32-year-long association with the Asian Games.Competitive shooting is a demanding sport. And to be in the top league for over three decades is not easy. Talk about all these things to Mansher Singh and he shrugs it off. Having been part of the Indian trap squad since the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, Joey, as he is popularly known, has seen the highs and lows of sport.To be sure, if shooting emerged as a sport where India could win medals at the Asian Games, it was mainly due to the efforts if pistol prodigy Jaspal Rana. There hasn’t been a brilliant individual shooter like Jaspal, who exploded on to the scene in Hiroshima in 1994 and then boomed loud at the Doha Asiad in 2006.But Mansher is not far behind when it comes to consistency, the ability to soak pressure and to keep striving for perfection. That’s what makes Mansher so special.When one talks of longevity in sport, people immediately think of Leander Paes and Sachin Tendulkar. Yet, at a few months short of 49, if Mansher is still in the Indian team and a contender to win a medal in Incheon, the seasoned pro deserves praise.Talk of his first Asiad in 1982 in New Delhi and Mansher gets pensive. Those were the days when Karni Singh, Randhir Singh and Gurbir Singh Sandhu (father of Manavjit) donned India colours in trap. Even though Mansher was shooting better scores, he was kept in the team as a ‘zero’ shooter.advertisement”My scores did not count then and I was in good form. Had my scores been counted, it could have made a difference to the team tally,” he recalled.From New Delhi to Seoul, where the Asian Games were held in 1986, nothing much had changed. In Mansher’s own words, the shooters were suffering from some kind of a hangover. “Indian shooters were not prepared at all. Call it lethargy or not being ready for the big day, India could win only one bronze in Seoul,” said Mansher with a tinge of sadness.Stung by the poor showing in Seoul, the Indian shooters were not sent to the Beijing Asiad in 1990.It was in 1994 that Indian shooters made an impact in Hiroshima and Mansher has been witness to all the progress ever since.In Bangkok (1998), the trap team finished with silver and the same performance was registered in 2002 in Busan, Korea.In the last two Asian Games in Doha (2006) and Guangzhou (2010) too, Mansher was part of the trap squad.Today, Mansher is handling multiple jobs. On the one hand, he handles his own training and also coaches Kynan Chenai, the third member of the trap squad for Incheon. He also deals in Beretta shooting equipment.He reckons conditions in the port city of Incheon will be good. “There will be a strong breeze, the temperature will be nice and I expect good light conditions,” said the seasoned pro who left on Saturday night.In his view, the recent rule changes in shooting do make it exciting for the spectators but is tough for the marksmen. Earlier, if you did well in the qualification stage and managed a good score, it gave you an advantage going into the final.”The international body (ISSF) is making plenty of innovations in shooting and a lot of it is geared towards spectators watching it on television,” says Mansher. “Now it’s like shooting a semi-final and a final, you have to be really sharp and in good form.”In addition to his own career, Mansher is also monitoring the progress of his son Jaisal, who will be shooting in the double trap (junior event) in the World Championship in Granada on Sunday. Surely, for someone who has won three silver and one bronze in his 32-year-long Asian Games association, Incheon holds promise for Joey.last_img read more

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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Federer beat Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (2), 6-3 earlier, which means he and Djokovic both have a 1-1 record before playing each other in their last round-robin match on Thursday.Thiem improved to 2-0 after beating Federer on Sunday, while Berrettini was eliminated after a second straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Djokovic-Federer rematch was always going to be the highlight of the group stage at the season-ending tournament — where they have 11 titles between them — but now becomes even more of a blockbuster with a semifinal spot directly at stake.Federer also has the added incentive of avenging that Wimbledon defeat, when the Swiss star missed two match points before losing 13-12 (3) in the deciding set. “Actually, it’s good for me to play him again, and maybe that all helps to get a chance to get him back,” Federer said.“Maybe it took me a few days, couple weeks at most, to get over the Wimbledon loss. . We’ll find out, but I think it’s all flushed away from my side. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then.”Federer has failed to reach the semifinals only once in his previous 16 appearances at the ATP Finals, in 2008, while Djokovic is trying to equal the Swiss star’s record of six titles.Thiem, for his part, has now beaten Djokovic in four of their last five meetings — although the previous three wins came on clay, his favorite surface.In the best match of the tournament so far, Djokovic needed to play near flawless tennis in the first set — making just two unforced errors — to hold off the Austrian.ADVERTISEMENT At 65 minutes, the first set alone was longer than Djokovic’s entire straight-sets win over Berrettini on Sunday.But Thiem’s aggressive shot-making started paying dividends after that, as he broke Djokovic to take a 2-0 lead in the second set and then again to start the third.However, Djokovic fought back to level at 3-3 and then thought he had earned a match point when Thiem served at 5-4. With the score at 30-30, Thiem’s forehand was initially called wide — before a Hawk-Eye review showed that it had clipped the line.Thiem held and then broke Djokovic at love — only for the Serb to break right back when the Austrian served for the match.Djokovic led 3-0 and 4-1 in the tiebreaker before Thiem won five straight points and then converted his second match point when his opponent hit a forehand into the net.The two-time French Open runner-up, who finished with 50 winners and 44 unforced errors in a match that lasted 2 hours, 47 minutes, fell onto his back on the court before Djokovic gave him a thumbs-up as they shook hands at the net.The early match wasn’t nearly as dramatic.Federer earned the only break point of the first set at 6-5, but Berrettini saved it with a forehand volley. In the tiebreaker, the Italian double-faulted to hand Federer a 5-2 lead and netted a forehand return on set point.Federer broke Berrettini to open the second set, but had to overcome a slight wobble at 4-3. Federer trailed 15-40 in that game and had to save three break points in total before holding with an ace.He broke again to seal the win when Berrettini netted a forehand. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis Read Next What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ NLEX eyes No. 1 LONDON  – Dominic Thiem became the first player to advance from the group stage at the ATP Finals after outlasting five-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in a seesaw crowd pleaser on Tuesday.Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)That leaves Djokovic facing a winner-takes-all match against Roger Federer — in a highly anticipated rematch of this year’s epic Wimbledon final — to decide who will join Thiem in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal faces Daniil Medvedev in a rematch of this year’s U.S. Open final, before defending champion Alexander Zverev plays Stefanos Tsitsipas in the late match. /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Priority legislation in the 18th Congresslast_img read more

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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Solutions Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. My eyes water in the hot afternoons while sitting in city traffic. This often proves to be a problem when the traffic is moving along at 70 mph and then suddenly stops. I live an hour out of the city these days, but I still take an occasional trip into town to consult with customers or to reach the airport, and I decided I needed something to help in these situations.An article on EETimes.com about the Tesla Autopilot’s flaws got me thinking — even that flawed system would be better than my tear-laden eyes. Looking around the web, I discovered that Tesla’s supplier, MobilEye, had a dealer in Plano TX, but they didn’t return my phone calls. I also found the Brandmotion ADAS-1000 on Amazon for less than $500 (it was about $680 on Brandmotion’s website).This ended up being either a self-install or a “find a shop that will do it” proposition. I looked over the PDF manual and the Brandmotion website, and decided that this did not look to bad for an EE who had worked briefly on an early predecessor to the Javelin optically guided/seeking missile back in the Reagan years. A local stereo shop banged out he tasks of hiding the wires and connecting the power, ground, turn signals, and the two camera units for about $100, but the analog speed sensor required that I build a CAN-to-analog speed converter to allow this to supplement the unit’s internal GPS.ADAS-1000 main camera display & touch screen (Source: Will Murray) The Brandmotion ADAS-1000 features a forward-looking HiDef video camera whose angle is adjustable for the slope of the windshield to which that the unit is mounted. This camera feeds an Nivida VPU (vision processing unit), which performs the image analysis and video recording. The image is analyzed for vehicle-in-front closure rate with a programmable alarm threshold. The system also analyzes for lane departure and provides a warning if you start to move out of a lane without signaling. Finally, if sitting in traffic or at a traffic light, when the vehicle in front starts to move, the video is analyzed and the unit will chime and make an announcement. The unit also features a VGA rear backup/impact camera. Accelerometers in the unit will trigger the unit to write 15 seconds of video pre- and post-impact (30 seconds in all) from both the front and rear cameras to an SD card.The unit originates in Korea, apparently, and — while reasonably well done for the price — it does have some limitations as follows:The unit only works to -20°C, so if you are in Minneapolis and park outside in the winter, you may expect a warm-up delay.The video analysis is befuddled by windshield wipers in heavy rain or by raindrops (I’m not sure how to solve this one).The back-up camera has to be manually switched over to view.The touch screen is small and hard to read.A link to a HUD (heads-up display) would be nice — there may be a way to implement this with a vehicle-mounted embedded PC.Even taking the above limitations into account, I would award this solution an overall “4 out of 5 stars,” not the least that it has already saved my bacon on one occasion. I think it’s amazing how far video processing has progressed in recent years — what do you think?center_img Continue Reading Previous The need for wafer level chip scale packaging in SRAMsNext The Write Stuff: Using text-to-speech for proofreadinglast_img read more

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first_imgImagine football in a decade.With all of the intricacies of the game — the diets, the workout regimens, the equipment — the sport has already become more of a race to innovation rather than just a game. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph said that trend is only just starting to take off.“If you can come up with something that’s in the sports medicine world and you can sell it to how many other Division I programs there are in America, you’re gonna make a whole lot of money,” Rudolph said.OSU has teamed with RISE, a sleep coaching program, to monitor the players’ rest patterns, heart rates and quality of sleep. The subject puts a ribbon-like sensor beneath his or her mattress, and the data is sent directly to the coaches’ emails the following morning for evaluation.AdChoices广告Rudolph said investing in sleep is the best way to go about making sure the guys are well-rested and prepared.“There’s a lot of scientific research and a lot of data that backs up performance and reaction time,” he said. “It’s the best recovery. You can get in an ice tub and get a massage all you want, but your sleep is the best recovery tool in the history of mankind.”Rudolph said the Cowboys have been using a number of other innovations in sports medicine and health, including vibrating muscle rollers, electromagnetic beds and $9 light-blocking glasses on Amazon, which makes OSU an unlikely trendsetter in the industry. He said he is sure that’s not the case at other places.“I’m sure there are coaches that are old-school,” Rudolph said. “Gundy’s so good about being on the cutting edge. He’s old-school to an extent, but he’s gotten very knowledgable and taken care of our bodies and how much is too much in practice.”Gundy said he has cut offseason practice times down 40 percent from five years ago, and said that is still too much work. He also noted that, for example, the wide receivers are doing close to 30 percent less work this fall than last fall. That’s partly because there are so many of them, but the fact that Oklahoma State actually tracks such a thing sort of conveys the entire point.“We try and soften things on their body, but you always worry about that,” Gundy said. “At this point, we’ve been very fortunate that we’ve stayed healthy.”A lot of that cutback in practice time was the NCAA’s doing, though Gundy said the Cowboys were already self-imposing a day off (now two days off this fall) and said they are continuing to spend less and less time on the field or in the weight room.Rudolph said the move from the days of Remember the Titans and the whole “water makes you weak” mantra toward a more refined football is a smart one. With all the resources and detail in preparation, he said it’s already unbelievable.“It’s the total product here at Oklahoma State in every wing of our culture,” Rudolph said. “Whether it’s training staff or equipment or strength staff, they’re all trying to take care of us to the utmost degree.”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!last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p The wideout prospect announced his decision on Twitter.“Thank you god, he tweeted. “I’m COMMITTED.”Thank you god🙏🏾 I’m COMMITTED💚 pic.twitter.com/DZ1cknvrfc— Ian Stewart™️ (@ianstewart219) May 19, 2019Stewart is a big commitment for Michigan State’s 2020 class, which ranks No. 56 in the country by 247Sports.The wide receiver also had offers from Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. A general view of Michigan State's football field during a game.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of Spartan Stadium during a game between the Central Michigan Chippewas and Michigan State Spartans on September 29, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)A top wide receiver recruit in the 2020 class out of Michigan has announced his college football commitment.Ian Stewart, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver out of Rockwood, Michigan, announced his commitment late on Saturday night.The three-star wide receiver has committed to Michigan State.Stewart chose MSU over Kentucky, Purdue and West Virginia, among other programs.last_img read more

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first_img “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8Top ✋🏿Texas A&M #GigEm Clemson #ALLIN Utah #GoUtes Oklahoma State #GoPokesASU #ForksUpCommitment Next…😁— Daniyel Ngata (@dngata2) July 13, 2019Ngata is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back out of Folsom, California. He’s ranked the No. 48 overall recruit in the class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Texas A&M is currently viewed as the favorite. A general view of Clemson's football stadium during a game.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the Auburn Tigers against the Clemson Tigers during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top running back recruits in the class of 2020 has trimmed his list of potential schools to five.Daniyel Ngata, the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, named his top five schools on Saturday.The four-star prospect is still considering: Texas A&M, Clemson, Utah, Oklahoma State and Arizona State.“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8,” Ngata tweeted in addition to his top five.last_img read more

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Jungle plantations, sugar-sand beachfronts, and mega yachts are only some of the sights you’ll catch from inside the most idyllic mansions of Australia. Don’t believe us? See for yourself below. And if you’ve got some spare cash laying around, you should know that all of these houses are for sale.The Esplanade, Surfers ParadiseThese three-bed, three-bath luxury digs are actually a mini-mansion in the sky, being a part of The Au, Surfers Paradise, a limited collection of 12 single-floor luxury apartments overlooking the iconic Surfers Paradise in Queensland. (Prestige memberships to the Southport Yachtclub included.) The most lavish of beachfront living, this apartment designed by Archidiom Architects of the Gold Coast features futuristic patterns and shapes against classic oak flooring and art deco interior design. But the best part? The coastal views accessible from bedroom, bathroom, balcony, and pool.8 Parkside Street, SorrentoSix bedrooms and four baths fill the specs for this clean contemporary mansion in Victoria, built on an elevated position with a coastal outlook to Arthur’s Sea and walking proximity to Sorrento Village. Inside, curved timber-lined walls lead elegantly to expansive patios and floor-to-ceiling windows. The only neighbors you’ll see are fellow mansions, as the notorious block, Millionaire’s Walk, overlooks the bay.970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, CoorabellNeed some space? Come hither. This luxurious eco-mansion in the bountiful Byron Bay hinterland of New South Wales mimics the effects of being in a five-star nest open and perched on top of a giant tree. The private elevated acreage overlooks magnificent 240-degree views of rainforest plantations and navy-blue peaks of Myocum Valley and Mount Chincogan. What about the ocean? Simply walk to the other side of the house and you’ll see the turquoise azure. Rural? Yes. Sophisticated? Oh yes.Villa Blue Waters, Brittanic CrescentIf you got it, flaunt it — at least that’s what we believe the architects who built this Gotti-level mini-mansion thought during its design. Set in the exclusive suburb of The Sovereign Islands, Gold Coast (Queensland), screams large-scale entertainment (we image DJ Khaled would rest his laurels here). Besides the marble Turkish plunge spa, Versace Italian mosaic hydrotherapy steam room, and St Tropez-style marble entertaining area, you also have direct views to  your yacht and helicopter water landing.39 Robertson Road, SydneyNamed one of Australia’s top 22 beach houses by Qantas’ travel magazine, the cozy yet clean design of this water-front property is simply idyllic thanks to its coverage from gum trees and the flow from indoor to out and further on the water’s edge. Oversized rooms spill onto sprawling sun-drenched lawns and a stone pathway leads directly through tropical foliage and out to the self-contained boat house and doc walkway. A little sleepy from the sun? Nap on the outside bed (really a contained bedroom but without walls, three feet from the water).28 Florida Road, Palm BeachNew South Wales’ Palm Beach is accurately named for its balance of tropical jungle and crystal beaches, and has been brilliantly designed around in the construction of this a-symmetrical four-storied mini-mansion. It is as though the estate has been tucked into the lush green palm gardens leading down to the beach. Both secluded and completely open with patio spaces, great windows, and a unique atrium spine that acts as a central staircase, this home is touted as a “lock-and-leave weekender,” but good luck wanting to leaving.119 Stanger Road, Stony ChuteA completely renovated 1890’s farmhouse surrounded by nothing but brilliant green Northern Rivers hinterland ops for glass, glass, glass… because why keep any separation between the rooms and that unspoiled view. The 4-bed, 2-bath design makes use of an open floor plan, bringing a warmth to traditionally cold modernism with accents like Tassie Oak joinery and Blackbutt flooring. Still, the design ace of 119 Stanger (just outside of Brisbane in New South Wales) exists outside the walls and in the views.last_img read more

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first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the local municipalities have a vital role to play in ensuring that the various Town and Country regulations relating to planned housing and development are enforced.Speaking at the handover of 58 detached two-bedroom units at Castlewood in Granville, Trelawny, on October 17, the Prime Minister emphasised that this kind of oversight is necessary to prevent communities from degenerating into lawlessness and where the space is created for the emergence of “dons”.Mr. Holness said that he has seen communities that started out with wonderful intentions being dragged down the road to nowhere by unsavoury elements.“Local Government is so important to community development. The parish council is the local government and has to play a critical role in ensuring that communities are developed in such a way so as to maintain the value that was invested,” he explained.“Too often I have seen communities with lovely homes and everything… take a turn for the worst. Before you know it, there is a bar, a garage, a beauty salon, a supermarket… and I have seen cases where people even come and set up funeral parlours. I have also seen persons parking big tractors in front of homes and where community residents are too afraid to say anything about it,” the Prime Minister said.Mr. Holness said the notion that “man have to live” cannot be used as a justification to promote lawlessness, adding that the good of the community must always take precedence over selfish and self-serving behaviour.He added that once the floodgates are allowed to open, it becomes a case where everything starts falling apart, to the point where lawlessness, chaos and mayhem become the new way of life.“Before you know it, there is also now a gambling house where criminals are allowed the space to take over the community. Before you know it, the community you have invested in is no longer the community in which you want to live,” the Prime Minister added.Mr. Holness said that it is against this background that the municipalities will have to step up to the plate to ensure that laws are enforced and that law-abiding citizens are protected from the whims and fancies of those who have dedicated their lives to doing wrong.The Prime Minister also issued a word of caution to informal settlers, saying that gone are the days when the practice of simply going on someone else’s property to “squat” will be tolerated or even entertained.“I think all Jamaicans must now come to the recognition that you can’t just settle anywhere you choose anymore… . You can’t just stick up two piece of zinc,” the Prime Minister warned.“We understand the need for housing. We understand the historical challenges. However, we cannot allow that kind of unplanned development to continue,” he said.Mr. Holness said it is against this backdrop that the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been tasked to build more affordable housing solutions to bring persons in the mainstream, where they can also get “their piece of the rock”.“It must also be noted that the NHT is not just about building more houses. The NHT is also here to lead the development of planned housing solutions, so everyone can have a fair chance at not just owning their own homes, but where they can live in a decent community and have access to potable water, electricity, reliable garbage collection and roads,” he said.The NHT carried out the Castlewood project at a cost of $190.9 million, with the cost per unit ranging from $11.5 million to $12.08 million. Mr. Holness said that he has seen communities that started out with wonderful intentions being dragged down the road to nowhere by unsavoury elements. Speaking at the handover of 58 detached two-bedroom units at Castlewood in Granville, Trelawny, on October 17, the Prime Minister emphasised that this kind of oversight is necessary to prevent communities from degenerating into lawlessness and where the space is created for the emergence of “dons”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the local municipalities have a vital role to play in ensuring that the various Town and Country regulations relating to planned housing and development are enforced.last_img read more

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first_imgJASPER, Alta. – Six people have died, including two tourists from the United States, following a highway crash in Alberta’s scenic Jasper National Park.The collision happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday on the Icefields Parkway near the Honeymoon Lake campground, about 60 kilometres south of the Jasper townsite.A van carrying five members of a family from Louisiana and Texas was heading north when it collided with a southbound vehicle, causing both to start on fire, said RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott.All four people in the second vehicle were killed.Two of the Americans in the van died at the scene and two other members of the family were badly injured. Scott said a two-year-old in the van was not hurt.“Miraculously, a young toddler survived with no injuries,” she said Wednesday.CTV News said the dead included Angela Elkins of Louisiana and her son-in-law, Nick Copeland of Texas. Elkins’ husband, Curtis, and daughter, Sarah, were taken to Edmonton hospitals in serious condition.Scott said a third vehicle drove off the road to avoid the wreck and two people in that car suffered minor injuries.Several passing motorists stopped to pull people out of the vehicles, she said, including a retired firefighter from Australia.Gagan Sidhu of Surrey, B.C., was travelling the highway with his wife and daughter when they saw black smoke and figured it was a forest fire. As they got closer and saw the burning wreckage of two vehicles, he got out to help.Some people were doing CPR, others were offering survivors juice and blankets, he said. Two men who were injured died as he was at the scene.Sidhu was handed a fire extinguisher and, with the help of a few others, put out flames that were spreading from the vehicles through grass toward some trees.“People really gave their all … to help out,” he said.RCMP Sgt. Rick Bidaisee in Jasper thanked everyone who pitched in.“Members of the public were enormously helpful in saving lives and helping everyone they could,” he said in a statement.The Icefields Parkway, officially Highway 93 North, is a popular tourist route, especially in the summer, for those travelling between the resort communities of Jasper and Lake Louise. Winding through the Rocky Mountains, the road passes by glaciers, waterfalls and turquoise lakes.Rob Jeffrey of Halifax was heading to Jasper with his wife and three young children Tuesday when Mounties closed the section of the highway to investigate the crash.While other motorists pulled out tents to settle in for the night, he and his family tried to catch some sleep in their rented minivan.The highway opened again around 6 a.m., said Jeffrey, and as they drove by the crash site there was nothing left to see but burn marks on the road.RCMP could not provide medical updates on the two Americans taken to hospital.STARS air ambulance service said a 26-year-old woman was flown to Edmonton in critical condition. Alberta Health Services said another woman was taken to Jasper hospital in stable condition.Crashes on Alberta highways have claimed six other lives in recent days.Three people were killed Sunday, including a five-year-old, after a truck and an SUV vehicle collided head on near Sylvan Lake, south of Edmonton. And early Tuesday, three people died when a car and SUV crashed near the community of Priddis, southwest of Calgary.— By Chris Purdy in Edmontonlast_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsWINNIPEG-Charges against a Winnipeg hospital and an emergency room staff member are reportedly looming after a year-long police investigation into the death of Brian Sinclair, a wheelchair bound double-amputee Aboriginal man who died after spending 34 hours waiting to see a doctor.It is now up to Manitoba’s Crown attorney’s office to decide whether to go ahead with the charges, according to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press.Winnipeg police, however, issued a statement Wednesday morning denying the report. The police statement said the investigation had not yet been concluded.“This investigation has not been concluded and a report has not been forwarded to Manitoba Justice,” said the police statement.On Sept. 21, 2008, Sinclair, 45, was found dead in the emergency room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre from a bladder infection. All he needed was a catheter change and antibiotics to deal with the infection.An inquest has already been called in Sinclair’s death. Criminal charges would more than likely delay the start of that inquiry which has already been delayed due to the police investigation.Quoting a Manitoba justice source, the Winnipeg Free Press reported that police recommended a charge of criminal negligence causing death against an emergency room employee and a charge of failing to provide the necessities of life against the Health Sciences Centre.last_img read more

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“In this capacity, Mr. Serry will be the Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Quartet,” said UN spokesperson Michele Montas, referring to the diplomatic grouping which brings together the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and United States. If approved as expected by the Security Council, Mr. Serry would succeed Michael Williams of the United Kingdom. The Dutch official brings to the job decades of experience, having served most recently as Ambassador to Ireland. Prior to that, he was Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Crisis Management and Operations at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, where among other functions he had informal contacts with Palestinian and Israeli security experts (including ex-IDF officers) on lessons learned by NATO in the Balkans. Earlier in his career, from 1986 to 1992, he was Head, Middle East Section/Director, Africa and Middle East Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at The Hague. In that capacity, he helped to conduct a pre-Oslo quiet diplomacy initiative to promote dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians. In the framework of the Netherlands European Community presidency, Mr. Serry participated in the events leading to the Middle East Peace Conference held in Madrid in November 1991. He has also published several articles on political and peacekeeping topics ranging from the Middle East to Eastern Europe. “The appointment of a new Special Coordinator comes at a critical juncture, as the Annapolis conference has created renewed momentum for peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” said Ms. Montas. “Mr. Serry will play a pivotal role in coordinating all United Nations activities related to the Middle East peace process and in representing the Secretary-General in all arenas involving the parties and the international community.” In a separate action, Ms. Montas also announced the appointment, in compliance with the provisions of a General Assembly resolution on the matter, of Vladimir Goryayev of the Russian Federation as Executive Director of the office of the UN Register of Damage caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The office of the UN Register of Damage, based in Vienna, is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly operating under the administrative authority of the Secretary-General.Mr. Goryayev currently serves as Director a.i. for the Asia and the Pacific Division in the Department of Political Affairs, which he joined in 1988. Prior to that, Mr. Goryayev worked with the Foreign Ministry in Moscow. In his new capacity, Mr. Goryayev will be responsible for overseeing and administrating the work of the office of the UN Register of Damage. As an ex-officio member of the Board of the Register of Damage, he will also be responsible for reviewing all the claim cases and presenting them to members of the Board for inclusion in the Register. 29 November 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced his intention to appoint Robert H. Serry of the Netherlands as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and his Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. read more

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first_imgBritain will send military helicopters to join a French campaign against Islamist extremists in Africa as London and Paris move to deepen cross-Channel defence ties, the Prime Minister is expected to announce later this week.RAF Chinooks have been offered to transport French troops in discussions ahead of a Franco-British summit on the military, security, space research and immigration.Talks at Sandhurst will see Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron agree closer cooperation on fighting al Qaeda linked militants “at source” in north Africa.The French president on Tuesday also said he will demand Mrs May take more responsibility for the refugee crisis as he vowed there would be no return of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.Around 4,000 French troops are waging a cross-border counter-terrorism campaign throughout the southern Sahara, with forces deployed to back local governments in Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Exercise Griffin Strike, a joint military exercise between English and French forces, watched by the respective Defence Ministers of both countries. It is the largest joint exercise of the Combined Joint Expeditionary forces since the Suez Crisis. British Soldiers with their French counterparts during an inspection by Ministers. 21st April 2016 Mojave Mayhem A Royal Air Force Chinook, from RAF Odiham, inserts troops from 40 Commando Royal Marines onto a mountain peak in the Mojave Desert during Exercise Black Alligator. Exercise Black Alligator has demonstrated UK Defence interoperability between RAF Chinook Crews, Army Air Corps Apaches and Royal Marine ground troops, whilst working in demanding, austere conditions in the Californian desert. All three forces worked out of Camp Wilson, at United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Centre in Twenty Nine Palms. Discussion have included British offers to send Chinook helicopters to assist French military operationsCredit: SAC Nicholas Egan RAF/MOD Ben Barry, senior fellow for land warfare at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said the two were the only European nations to retain “combat cultures” and an appetite to take military action.center_img The French idea of creating a militarily capable European intervention force risks over-shadowing the EU’s recent new defence initiative, which saw 25 member states sign up to PESCO – or “permanently structured cooperation”.The size of the members represented German demands that PESCO should be “inclusive”, rather than militarily ambitious, contrary to French desires for Europe to actually be able to project force independently.The British have also lobbied the French hard to ensure that Brexit and PESCO does not shut UK defence contractors out of the European research and development market.“The French are sticklers for the rules at EU level, but outside that this week will show they are moving towards a much less Brussels-centric view of operations,” the source added. “The model is still nationally based and the French clearly value the contribution the UK can make.”Speaking in an aircraft hangar in Calais on Tuesday, Mr Macron said he would use the summit to demand Britain pay more to deal with the migrant crisis.He also attacked “certain organisations” for spreading “lies” – referring to volunteers and charities accused of encouraging migrants to enter Britain illegally, and of fabricating claims of police brutality against them.   Such groups were “far too great in number” and were “harmful to our collective effectiveness,” Mr Macron said. “In 48 hours, I will raise the issues of unaccompanied child migrants, police cooperation and the release of new funds,” he added. He said: “Of Europe’s largest military powers, only France and UK still seem to have the culture and capability for both expeditionary operations and to use lethal force.”The UK decision to provide extra support to France in the Sahel is seen by UK strategists as emblematic of France’s desire to create serious ‘European’ joint military capabilities – even if these are outside the orbit of the EU itself.The idea was first proposed by Mr Macron in his major speech on Europe at Sorbonne last September when the French president proposed a “European intervention initiative”, without providing much more than generalities.Inviting European armed forces to engage in deep exchange programmes, Mr Macron said that  Europe needs “to establish a common intervention force, a common defence budget and a common doctrine for action”.UK sources said it was now clear that the French vision for such a “European” force existed outside the Brussels institutions, opening the door to a much deeper strategic partnership after Brexit.“Macron is pragmatic and realises that Britain is the only nation that is prepared to do some of these things,” said one military source. Whitehall sources said Britain had offered the transport aircraft to make up for shortfalls in French helicopter numbers.RAF C-17 cargo planes helped transport French armoured vehicles to Mali in 2013 when the French first began their military campaign against Islamist rebels.Britain and France have stepped up joint exercises and exchange programmes since the Lancaster House agreement of 2010. French and British troops held a joint military exercise on Salisbury Plain in 2016Credit:David Roselast_img read more

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