Samsung may soon launch pop-up selfie camera phone, likely to be called Galaxy A90

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 10:19 IST Picture courtesy: Trending leaksHIGHLIGHTSSamsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S10 series of phones with punch hole display on Feb 20.Samsung is reportedly working on a pop-up selfie camera smartphone later this year.The pop-up selfie camera Samsung phone will be the Galaxy A90, reports suggests.The camera game was really strong in 2019. There was Vivo who started the trend of pop-up selfie camera then there was Samsung who brought not three but four cameras on the back to smartphones. Nokia is taking a step ahead and is now all set to launch a five camera setup phone aka Nokia 9 PureView at Mobile World Congress 2019. The Nokia event is scheduled for Feb 24. Before the MWC event kicks off Samsung will take the wraps off its 2019 flagship phone the Galaxy S10 which will come with punch hole display and three cameras. Looks like Samsung is in no mood to rest any time soon. Some new reports suggest that Samsung is working on a pop-up selfie camera smartphone later this year. The pop-up selfie camera Samsung phone will be the Galaxy A90, reports suggests.Update: Some new reports suggest that the concept renders of the Samsung Galaxy A90 are fake. A Twitter user who goes by the name Max J. says, “These Galaxy A90 images by “Trening Leaks” are completely bullshit… just another page searching for attention. The entire page is completely nonsense. STOP TRYING TO FOOL PEOPLE!”Renders of the alleged Galaxy A90 have been leaked on the internet for the first ever time. It is worth noting that there is still time for the launch of the Galaxy A90 so the design renders show may not be the final one and is subjected to change. The Galaxy A90 renders have been leaked by a website named trending leaks. The renders show the alleged A90 from all angles, from both back and front side.advertisementThe renders show the phone with a middle pop-up camera. To recall, in the Vivo NEX the pop-up selfie camera was placed on the left of the phone. In contrary to that the upcoming Vivo V15 Pro is expected to come with a right positioned pop-up selfie camera. Samsung is not copying Vivo as far as the placement of the pop-up camera is concerned. The renders show the pop-up selfie camera to sit in the middle. Having said that, it will be interesting to see if the Galaxy A90 will have slimmer bezels when compared to the Galaxy S10 series or not.The renders further show the Galaxy A90 with triple rear cameras sitting inside the same module. The camera setup is followed by a single LED flash for better picture capture in low-light situations. In the middle of the back panel there’s the Samsung brand logo. Notably, there is no official information from the company on its pop-up camera phone.Past rumours have revealed that Samsung is going to use its in-display fingerprint technology on three A series phones launching this year. Looks like the Galaxy A90 is one of them. The renders don’t how the Galaxy A90 with any sort of physical fingerprint sensor. The phone seems to have no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This means that the Galaxy A90 will embed the fingerprint sensor under the display. Notably, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e launching on Feb 20 will also equip in-display fingerprint sensor. This is for the first time Samsung’s S series phone will come with such a fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi CEO reveals Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi phone is coming this yearALSO READ | This is Galaxy S10e, Samsung will launch it with Galaxy S10 to take on iPhone XRALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Brain goes against brawnGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidFollow Galaxy A Samsung may soon launch pop-up selfie camera phone, likely to be called Galaxy A90Samsung Galaxy A90 has been leaked in concept renders for the first time. The renders show the phone with middle placed selfie pop-up camera unlike the Vivo NEX that sports the pop-up camera on the left.advertisementlast_img read more

Market Challenges Cut Milahas Quarterly Earnings

first_imgzoom Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has seen its net profit drop by some 33 percent for the first quarter of the year ended March 31, 2017.Namely, the company ended the quarter with a net profit of QAR 236 million (USD 64.8 million), significantly lower than QAR 352 million (USD 96.6 million) reported in the same period in 2016.Milaha’s operating revenues also decreased to QAR 648 million for the first three months of the year, compared to QAR 767 million reached a year earlier, representing a decrease of 15 percent, while its operating profit dropped by 27 percent to QAR 185 million from QAR 256 million in the respective periods.“We are continuing to face the same market challenges as in 2016, but we remain confident in our ability to drive growth and capitalize on new opportunities while exercising financial discipline,” H.E. Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Milaha’s Board of Directors, said.Additionally, Milaha Maritime & Logistics’ net profit declined by QAR 14 million, mainly as a result of continued rate pressure in the company’s container shipping unit, while Milaha Gas & Petrochem’s net profit plunged by QAR 46 million mainly driven by a global downturn in shipping rates that impacted all major sectors.Similarly, Milaha Offshore reported a drop in its profit as well, which decreased by QAR 25 million, with QAR 22 million of that related to impairments.“Given the difficult environment we are working in, we posted solid operational results. We will continue moving ahead with our multi-year growth strategy to build a stronger and more sustainable business,” Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha’s President and CEO, said.last_img read more

New Assessment Tool for Longterm Care

first_imgA new electronic system will enhance quality of care in long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia. The International Resident Assessment Instrument for Long Term Care Facilities, commonly called interRAI, will allow health professionals to complete standardized assessments of residents in long-term care. A request for proposals was issued today, Oct. 19, to hire the team that will buy and oversee the implementation of the interRAI system. “This is about supporting dedicated staff and making sure people living in our long-term care homes are getting the best care possible,” said Minister of Health and Wellness Randy Delorey. The online care management tool will help staff identify important health issues among residents, develop appropriate care plans and monitor the progress of residents or changes in health on an ongoing basis. InterRAI will also support consistent collection of data. The system will be able to generate reports that are specific to residents and facilities. The data will be used to measure quality and areas for improvement. InterRAI will also facilitate reporting to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. “This is good news for our members,” said Mary Lee, president and CEO, Health Association Nova Scotia. “Long-term care facilities are committed to providing quality, person-centred care and have promoted the importance of standardized data collection. InterRAI will allow consistent planning across the sector.” The implementation of interRAI is a recommendation of the Long-Term Care Working Conditions Group, which was comprised of stakeholders from unions and employers, in response to the Nova Scotia Nurses Union Broken Homes Report. “This is a step in the right direction and an affirmation of the research in the Broken Homes Report,” said Janet Hazelton, president of the union. “With the right supports, this tool will provide a clear picture of the health of long-term care residents and staffing requirements.” This investment is part of a 10-year federal funding commitment of $286 million for initiatives related to youth, mental health, home and community care announced in August.last_img read more

Short bouts of exercise enhance brain function

first_imgRegular exercise is not just good for your health but it can also make you smarter, a study has found. Neuroscientists, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory. They measured the brain’s response to single bouts of exercise in otherwise sedentary mice that were placed for short periods on running wheels. The mice ran a few kilometers in two hours. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe study, published in the journal eLife, found that short-term bursts of exercise – the human equivalent of a weekly game of pickup basketball, or 4,000 steps – promoted an increase in synapses in the hippocampus. The neurocientists at Oregon Health & Science University in the US made the key discovery by analysing genes that were increased in single neurons activated during exercise. During the research, one particular gene – Mtss1L – stood out. This gene had been largely ignored in prior studies in the brain. The researchers discovered that when this gene is activated by short bursts of exercise, it promotes small growths on neurons known as dendritic spines – the site at which synapses form. The study showed that an acute burst of exercise is enough to prime the brain for learning.last_img read more

Rahul Gandhi urges Cong workers to help people in floodhit states

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the flood situation in some states and urged his party workers to help the affected people. “The flood situation in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Assam and Bihar is grim, with lakhs of citizens stranded or displaced. I request Congress Party workers in the affected states to do all they can to help those in need and pray that the flood waters soon subside,” he wrote on Twitter. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “The people of Wayanad, my Lok Sabha constituency, are in my thoughts and prayers as they battle raging flood waters. I was to travel to Wayanad, but I’ve now been advised by officials that my presence will disrupt relief operations. I’m awaiting their OK to travel,” Gandhi said in another tweet. Nine people drowned on Thursday when a rescue boat capsized in flood-ravaged Sangli district of Western Maharashtra, while a ‘red alert’ was sounded in four districts of Kerala where heavy rains, gusty winds and widespread landslips wreaked havoc in several areas. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conducted an aerial survey to review the flood situation in Sangli and Kolhapur, which are the worst hit following heavy rains in the area where the Krishna and Panchganga rivers are in spate. In Kerala, water level is rising in most of the rivers and dams across the state with Kannur, Wayanad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts facing a flood-like situation.last_img read more

I lost everything Winnipeg lap dance teacher shares story years later

first_imgChrystie Fitchner knows she made a stupid mistake, a one-minute mistake.And she feels she’s paid enough for it over the last eight years.The former Winnipeg high school teacher made headlines around the world for participating in a mock lap dance with a fellow teacher during a school pep rally in 2010. Cellphone videos of the dance posted online scored millions of hits and became fodder for talk shows and tabloids, including Howard Stern and TMZ.Fitchner lost her job, then her apartment and ended up living out of her car and sleeping on friends’ couches. She was repeatedly slut-shamed by strangers and told she should kill herself.“I definitely contemplated suicide a few times,” Fitchner told The Canadian Press. “I just wanted to be able to escape everything that was going on.“I feel like people thought, ‘Oh, she’ll just pick up and carry on and get a new job.’ It does not happen. I lost everything. I really, really did.”In her first media interview, the 41-year-old said she has lived outside Canada for several years and built a wonderful new life as a  firefighter’s wife and mother of two young girls. She gets occasional work as a substitute teacher, although uses her husband’s last name on the job.She fears the lap dance seen around the world will continue to hurt her life.She is unlikely to ever get a full-time teaching job again, she said. And, although she wants to, she will probably never return home to Manitoba.The daughter of a nurse and an NHL player turned teacher, Fitchner said she came from a good family with good values. She worked as a teacher in different Winnipeg schools over seven years — the last two at the city’s Churchill High School, where she taught gym and health and coached the girls volleyball team.During the February 2010 rally, she was paired with teacher Adeil Ahmed, who had recently joined the school on a short-term contract. The pair, dressed in football uniforms, were to compete against other costumed teachers in a dance-off in the school gym.They hadn’t prepared a routine, said Fitchner, and she was anxious about dancing in front of staff and students. She said it was Ahmed who suggested she sit in a chair while he danced around her.She agreed.What followed was a disaster. Ahmed straddled and grinded against Fitchner, then simulated performing oral sex on her. Students cheered and laughed. Fitchner said she got caught up in the moment and started to play a role, moving to the music in the chair and encouraging Ahmed with her hands.When the dance ended, Fitchner shook her head and cowered. “It’s in that moment I realized this wasn’t good. I was so embarrassed. And then my colleague stood up, with his hands raised up, as if this was the most glorious moment to be proud of.”There was outrage from parents and the public. The two teachers were suspended. Fitchner said she was forced to resign. Ahmed’s contract wasn’t renewed.She received most of the publicity. Her name was published and her face was plastered everywhere. A holiday photo of her in a bikini swiped from Facebook made the front page of one newspaper. It was next to a photo of Canada’s women’s hockey team winning gold at the Vancouver Olympics.Ahmed’s name later made the news but Fitchner believes the criticism and harassment targeted her.“The way I was treated as a female in this … there was so much inequality and so much shaming,” she said.“I felt like I had done a dance by myself or like a pole dance or something.”The Canadian Press was unable to locate Ahmed. Fitchner said she last heard he was teaching in Ontario but she hasn’t spoken to him since their last day at Churchill school.For all the backlash, Fitchner said, she also got support from some teachers and students who felt her punishment was too severe. Their words helped as she navigated months and years of depression and anxiety.She eventually landed some substitute teaching jobs in small communities outside Winnipeg, but was told she’d never work full-time as a teacher again. She said she couldn’t find any full-time work in any profession in the province.“That incident blackballed me.”Her family has brought her happiness, Fitchner said, but she’s missing a professional piece of her life. She still has anger and resentment. She hopes that will change one day.“I’m just a good person who made a mistake.”Chris Purdy, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,039.26, down 42.83 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 60 cents, or 14.85 per cent, to $4.64 on 39.02 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up 63 cents, or 3.26 per cent, to $19.98 on 9.3 million shares.Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Up 41 cents, or 14.64 per cent, to $3.21 on 6.04 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, 1.11 per cent, to $14.28 on 5.4 million shares.Obsidian Energy Ltd. (TSX:OBE). Oil and gas. Up two cents, 1.32 per cent, to $1.53 on 3.9 million shares.NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:NXE). Miner. Down 11 cents, or 3.62 per cent, to $2.93 on 3.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $46.30 on 1.9 million shares. The company is considering adding a 30,000- to 40,000-barrel-per-day bitumen-only project to its Horizon oilsands mine to take advantage of excess ore production and pipeline capacity. The proposed project could be approved as early as 2019 and would continue a trend in the sector to bolt on brownfield production to avoid the high costs and risks of building new mines from scratch.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Down 27 cents, or 1.17 per cent, to $22.71 on 444,246 shares. Ontario’s largest electricity distributor says its third-quarter profit was down six per cent from last year as a result of costs associated with the proposed $6.7-billion acquisition of Avista Corp., a U.S. utility company based in Spokane, Wash. Profit attributable to common shareholders was $219 million (37 cents per share), down from $233 million (40 cents per share) last year. Excluding the costs associated with Avista, Hydro One’s adjusted profit was up two per cent at $237 million.last_img read more

UN Called Upon to Investigate Embezzlement of Humanitarian Aid in Tindouf

Barcelona  – The Association of the friends of the Moroccan Sahara in Spain called for the setting up by the UN of a commission to investigate the embezzlement of the aid sent to the population held against their will in Tindouf camps and to bring before justice those responsible for such a diversion.The Association also urged the UN General Assembly and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to put pressure on Algerian authorities with a view to conducting a census of the population held in Tindouf camps.In this regards, the President of the Association, Rachid Fares, said in a statement to MAP that the EU needs to reconsider its humanitarian aid assistance to the camps on the backdrop of the disclosure of a report by the European Anti-Fraud office which points out to the responsibility of the polisario and the Algerian authorities in the diversion of humanitarian aid to the detriment of the population in Tindouf camps. The report, he said, shows the involvement of Algerian and polisario officials in the embezzlement of large quantities of aid for decades.Fares deplored that his association has alerted Spanish authorities to these fraudulent practices affecting the delivery of humanitarian aid to the suffering population in Tindouf.The Sahrawis who could flee the polisario-administered camps recount stories of the trafficking of aid by the polisario leadership in connivance with Algerian authorities.The OLAF report details embezzlement practices of humanitarian aid sent to Tindouf camps which starts from the port of Oran with the involvement of Algerian and Polisario mafias. read more

Albuquerque eyes Route 66 upgrades in forgotten part

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway.Officials in Albuquerque want to see improvements to a barren stretch of Route 66 in an area that some complain is a forgotten part of the city, KRQE-TV reports .City officials are eying a $2.3 million plan that would add medians, landscaping and lighting along the Mother Road west of downtown. Currently, there are no sidewalks, landscaping or bike lanes and very few street lights.Albuquerque has the largest part of Route 66 in an urban area.The move comes as an endangered federal program that has helped preserve the historic Route 66 Highway for two decades is set to end and federal legislation to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail remains stalled in Congress.Earlier this year, Gallup, New Mexico, announced a plan to upgrade its Route 66 streetlights to LED lights. And various cities in Oklahoma also have embarked on Route 66 facelifts.Route 66, also called the “Mother Road,” was created in 1926 after the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first federal highway system, bringing together existing local and state roads from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles. Small towns opened shops, motels and gas stations to pump revenue into local economies just as the nation’s car culture took off.One of the first roads in the U.S. highway system, it spanned more than 2,400 miles (3,862 kilometres). The highway ran through eight states, connecting tourists with friendly diners in small towns.The route changed a number of times through the years. It eventually became less of a destination thanks to new interstate highways.The World Monuments Fund in 2008 listed Route 66 on the “Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites.”The Associated Press read more

UN expert calls for action to improve the lives of Armenias displaced

20 September 2010Armenian authorities need to do more to integrate internally displaced persons (IDPs) into their new communities and help those still living in difficult circumstances, a United Nations human rights expert warned today after visiting the Caucasus country. “Internally displaced persons in Armenia have been forgotten for too long,” said Walter Kälin, the Secretary-General’s representative on the rights of IDPs. “More should be done to improve the lives of these people who have been displaced for two decades, and this needs a concerted effort by the Government and the international community.”During his two-day visit, which concluded on Saturday, Mr. Kälin met with IDPs from the Dprabak village, and from the Gegharkurnik region. The displaced populations there still face great problems with respect to their economic and social rights, he said. They suffer, in particular, from a lack of adequate housing and limited economic opportunities. While many IDPs in Armenia have integrated well into their new communities, a considerable number still live in difficult circumstances, he said. Others have not been able to return to their homes in the border regions because of a lack of shelter and livelihood opportunities. During the course of his visit, Mr. Kälin met with Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, as well as Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan and the First Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration. He also met with the country’s ombudsman and representatives of both the international community and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Mr. Kälin said he was encouraged by the Government’s envisaged measures to help the displaced return to border villages or to integrate within the villages to which they had been displaced, adding that such initiatives must be supported.“Armenia is in the enviable position of being able to solve its remaining displacement cases and to be taken off the map of countries still hosting internally displaced persons,” he said. “It is imperative that the international community supports the Government in its efforts.” He said such efforts should focus not only on housing, but also on improving social and economic conditions in the border regions – including opportunities for steady household incomes, quality education and prospects for youth. Mr. Kälin stressed that the parties to the conflict and the international community must strengthen their efforts to reach a peace agreement, and that any such agreement must address the human rights of the displaced, including their right to restitution of property or compensation. A Swiss law professor, Mr. Kälin has been the Secretary-General’s Representative on the Human Rights of IDPs since 2004 and serves in an independent and unpaid capacity, reporting to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. This is his second visit to Armenia since 2007. read more

Atlantic premiers pledge cooperation to grow regions clean energy sector

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Atlantic Canada’s premiers pledged Wednesday to grow the region’s clean-energy sector, saying a new partnership will be developed this summer.After a meeting in Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said the goal is to ensure the region has access to reliable green energy at competitive rates.“It may mean there is more co-operation in buying and trading energy between our region,” Gallant told a news conference. “It may mean that we are going to work together to export more to markets in the region or the United States.”The new plan will address transmission capacity needs, look at ways of supporting the development of renewable energy sources, promote energy efficiency for the commercial and residential sectors, and explore opportunities for getting federal and private sector funding.Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said there are economic benefits to ensuring green energy produced in Atlantic Canada can be exported to U.S. markets.McNeil said that capacity is poised to grow through development of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador and tidal energy generation in the Bay of Fundy.“It will be sizeable, stable energy sources … that will allow us to have an export commodity that will actually bring back much needed revenue to invest in other things in the region,” said McNeil.The premiers said the energy partnership would also help the four Atlantic provinces achieve regional and national goals to reduce carbon emissions.As well, McNeil said he is willing to discuss possible co-operation on carbon pricing.However, he said such an approach could prove challenging.“We’ve been all working at different paces to continue to reduce our greenhouse gas output,” he said. “Some of us have achieved it in different ways and at different levels, so it’s hard at this point for all of us to start at the same point.”Gallant agreed the four provinces have more work to do.“We would recognize the benefits if we could all have the same system, but we also are realistic and we recognize that we all have different economic realities and challenges,” he said.Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball said his province is focused on reining in its massive deficit, now at $778 million.“We will be participating,” said Ball. “But … our first year in office was really about strengthening the financial foundation of our province.”Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan did not attend the meeting — the fifth involving Atlantic Canadian premiers in less than a year.At their most recent meeting in Corner Brook, N.L., in February, the four provinces pledged to strengthen trade ties with the United States as President Donald Trump looks to rearrange his country’s trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement.The premiers also discussed efforts to reduce health costs. Atlantic premiers pledge co-operation to grow region’s clean energy sector New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, flanked by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, left, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, right and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, hosts a meeting of Atlantic premiers in Saint John, N.B. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan was not at the event but participated by telephone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 12, 2017 12:12 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Chef returns to alma mater for Fine Food Fine Wine Fine Art

Patrick EngelIf you need proof or Patrick Engel’s loyalty to Brock, you need to look no further than his leg.The local chef at Good Earth Food and Wine Co. has a badger paw tattoo there accompanied by the letters B.U. For Engel, who graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1997, it felt like a natural tribute.“I enjoyed my experience at Brock, and that’s something that will never go away,” he said. “As opposed to the name of a girlfriend, which could be fleeting, I’ll always be proud of the four years I spent at Brock.”Engel will bring some of that Badger pride to this weekend’s Fine Food, Fine Wine, Fine Art. As a chef at the event, he will serve up a meal of braised pork belly on a butter bean salad, a dish he likes to call “pork and beans.”It’s a fitting homecoming for the chef, who discovered his love of cooking while he was a student at Brock.“I began my first year as a Kraft Dinner student, and by the fourth year, I was into all kinds of stuff,” he said.He was living off campus in his third year with four fellow students when they came across a cooking show on TV. They wrote down the instructions to make the dish – shrimp and scallops in a saffron cream – and headed to the grocery store for the ingredients. The process of gathering ingredients to make a quality meal from scratch fascinated Engel.His Psychology education has come in handy as a chef. In addition to those four years making him a more well-rounded person, “any time you’re in a food service environment, there’s psychology involved,” he said.“Restaurants can be very intense and emotional environments,” he said. “They’re hot. They’re tiring. It can lead to stress and a very volatile atmosphere. That’s where psychology comes in handy.”The tenth annual Fine Food, Fine Wine, Fine Art will feature Niagara’s finest chefs and award-winning wineries. Tickets are $75. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Lowenberger Dining Hall. read more

Baseball Ohio State midweek series in Columbus

Senior shortstop Jalen Washington singles to third on a 0-1 pitch in the bottom of the first inning against Purdue on Sunday. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team (14-17, 3-6 Big Ten) seems to have found some momentum at just the right time ahead of a pair of midweek opponents and another road trip to Michigan State (18-10, 2-3 Big Ten).For the first time since its March 3-5 series against Campbell earlier this season, OSU was able to come away with a series victory over a weekend opponent, taking two of three from conference rival Penn State. Now, for the first time this season, the Buckeyes will host two teams in a midweek matchup when Cincinnati (15-16, 2-4) comes in on Tuesday and Eastern Michigan (12-19, 4-2) on Wednesday.Scouting CincinnatiThe Bearcats have endured an up-and-down season that has included key wins against then-No. 1 Louisville and then-No. 25 Tennessee. But they have struggled in conference play, resulting in a 2-4 record in the American Athletic Conference.Cincinnati’s lineup has seen notable production from a handful of players, but as a unit has struggled to consistently put runs up on the scoreboard. Despite having five batters with batting averages above .270, the team is batting just .249 with 18 home runs. The Bearcats have demonstrated promising plate discipline on the season with 120 walks, and taken advantage of those opportunities on base by converting them into 35 stolen bases in 45 attempts.The offensive leader of the Bearcats has been sophomore outfielder A.J. Bumpass. The team’s No. 2 hitter has posted a robust .360/.456/.596 slash line, leading the team in all three categories. He is only one of three players on the team with double-digit extra-base hit totals and is currently third on the team with three home runs this season.The team’s pitching, on the other hand, has been slightly above average compared with most Division I schools. The Bearcats’ 4.28 ERA ranks 105th in the country and their 8.52 hits allowed per nine innings is good for 75th in the nation. Their rotation has not been a particular strength, but six of their relievers (maximum four starts this season) have ERAs below 3.30 and have proved reliable for Cincinnati so far this season.Scouting Eastern MichiganThe season has not been the prettiest for Eastern Michigan, but the team has started to find its stride. The Eagles opened the season 3-15 in their first 18 games, but are currently on a 9-4 run in their past 13 games, outscoring their opponents 66-52 in that span.Despite the recent success, Eastern Michigan has not derived much production from its offense this season. The Eagles have only a .242 batting average and only 13 home runs with 233 strikeouts (19.5 percent strikeout rate). They have stolen their fair share of bases this season — 37 — but have been caught stealing 24 times already.Senior right fielder John Montgomery has provided the bulk of offensive production this season. Montgomery possesses team-highs in batting average (.295), home runs (five), total bases (54) and RBIs (22) while batting third for his team. While success at the plate has been up and down this season, production on the mound for the Eagles has been consistently lackluster. Of pitchers with at least 10 innings pitched, only three have ERAs below 4.00, while six pitchers have ERAs above 5.00. Their team ERA is at 5.71 on the season, largely the result of a .309 opponents’ batting average.Canzone named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekComing off a nine-game hitting streak and a dominant week in which he nearly hit .500, freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the first Buckeye to receive the award since Brady Cherry back in 2016. During his nine-game hitting streak, Canzone is batting .484 (15-for-31) with five runs scored, a double, a home run and 11 RBIs. He was bumped up to the fifth spot in the batting order for the Buckeyes on Sunday and hit in that spot for both games, helping lead OSU to two critical victories over Penn State. Since Canzone’s hit streak began, OSU is averaging 5.50 runs per game, up nearly a half-run from its 4.95 runs-per-game average prior to the hitting streak.Canzone and the rest of the Buckeyes will take on Cincinnati at home with first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday. Their game against Eastern Michigan is on the following day at the same time. read more

Grenfell Tower inquiry chairman heckled as he is met with angry response

first_imgOn Wednesday the Government announced it was sending a specialist taskforce to assist Kensington and Chelsea Council with the “long-term recovery effort”. Jacqui Haynes outside at the Latymer Community Church Sir Martin Moore-Bick arrives at the Latymer Community Church near Grenfell Tower on Thursday nightCredit:Jonathan Brady/PA A video of the meeting showed him being heckled as he said: “I can’t do more than assure you that I know what it is to be impartial.”I’ve been a judge for 20 years, and I give you my word that I will look into this matter to the very best of my ability and find the facts as I see them from the evidence. The inquiry’s terms of reference, concerns about the health of people living near the blaze, air quality, evacuation procedures and the condition of the block were among the wide-ranging questions posed by attendees. Sir Martin Moore-Bick arrives at the Latymer Community Church near Grenfell Tower Afterwards, local resident Melvyn Akins, 30, who was brought up in the area, said there was “frustration, anger and confusion” in the meeting and people were left with “a lot more questions” about their futures.He said: “It is going to be an uphill struggle. People feel abandoned. Now you have got somebody coming in (Sir Martin) and saying ‘I am going to look into it all thoroughly’ and it is not good enough.”People firmly believe that arrests should be made as a result of the outcome of all of this. If arrests are not made, people are going to feel justice may not be being done.”Resident Jacqui Haynes said she was more angry and frustrated after the meeting.She said of the retired judge: “He is trying to rush us so they can give us this document where the devil is in the detail and we will have one week to deal with it.”Us residents who don’t have their expertise, who don’t have their professionalism and resources have had to fight … They are relying on us giving up, being tired and becoming overwhelmed.” It came after the beleaguered council’s leader, Nicholas Paget-Brown, stepped down following fierce criticism over the authority’s handling of the disaster.Meanwhile, the Government was urged to extend its 12-month grace period for foreign survivors without regularised immigration status, with Labour calling for a “full immigration amnesty” instead. Jacqui Haynes outside at the Latymer Community ChurchCredit:Jonathan Brady/PA “That’s my job, that’s my training, and that’s what I intend to do. Now if I can’t satisfy you because you have some preconception about me as a person that’s up to you.”The meeting, held in a centre overlooked by the burnt-out west London high-rise block, took place as the Government said further tests will be carried out on samples from other buildings across the country. 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. Residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have said they still lack confidence in the head of the disaster inquiry after he was heckled during a meeting with them.Sir Martin Moore-Bick received a heated response on Thursday evening as he attempted to reassure locals that he would look into the matter to the “very best of his ability”.The retired judge sought to assuage any negative “preconceptions” about him, telling a meeting that he knows “what it is to be impartial”.However, residents said his words of reassurance were “not good enough”, with one suggesting arrests had to be made over the catastrophe in order to win their confidence.Sir Martin has already faced calls to resign amid criticism and frustration from survivors that the apparent remit of his inquiry may be too narrow. Some 190 samples from buildings located across 51 local authority areas failed combustibility in tests rolled out after the disaster.Experts will now look at how different varieties of cladding insulation with different types of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels react in a fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government said.At least 80 people were killed when fire tore through the 24-floor tower in the early hours of June 14, with the building’s cladding suspected to be central to its spread.Sir Martin promised to consider a broad range of evidence after survivors and residents threatened a boycott over the inquiry’s scope.An official start date for the inquiry has yet to be set, although he told the meeting that he was keen to have the terms of reference sorted before Parliament goes into recess, according to a resident who attended.last_img read more

Bogus policeman accused of bondage murder killed man while on run in

first_imgThe defendant was flown back to Heathrow Airport in custody in February this year and arrested on suspicion of murder. He was charged the same day. Jurors were told that an initial investigation into the fire at Mr Fasoli’s flat found it started on his bed and was most likely due to a faulty light.Mr Brown told jurors that the evidence was consistent was the fire being started with a cigarette lighter.An inquest in August 2013 – before the video was uncovered – recorded a verdict of accidental death.Marshall, of East Ham, east London, denies murder. The trial continues. Peter Fasoli A bogus policeman caught on camera smothering a computer repairman in a bondage sex session murdered a second man and tried to kill a third while on the run in Italy, a court has heard.Jason Marshall stole £780 from Peter Fasoli, 58, and used his bank card to buy a ticket to Rome after attacking him in his home in Northolt, north-west London, in January 2013.Jurors at the Old Bailey have seen disturbing video recorded on Mr Fasoli’s computer hard drive, showing how Marshall, 28, allegedly tied up, gagged and smothered his victim with cling film, after meeting him on the Badoo gay dating website.Afterwards, Marshall, who was posing as a policeman, set fire to the victim’s one-bedroom bungalow to cover up the killing and fled to Italy, the court heard.For nearly two years, Mr Fasoli’s death was put down to an accident until his nephew stumbled across the footage of his violent death on his hard drive.Prosecutor Edward Brown QC told jurors that on January 26 – less than three weeks after Mr Fasoli’s death – Marshall murdered Vincenzo Iale in his flat in Rome. Badoo user Mr Iale’s car was stolen in the early hours and his bank card was used to make various cash withdrawals from ATM machines, the court heard.Just over a week later, on February 3, Marshall, posing as “Gabriel”, contacted Umberto Gismondi on Badoo and they arranged to meet for sex.When Mr Gismondi, 54, invited him to his Rome flat, Marshall pretended he worked at the British Embassy and carried with him a holster, utility belt, pistol, pepper spray and truncheon, it was alleged.He bound, gagged and attacked Mr Gismondi with the truncheon and pepper spray, demanded money and tried to smother him with a cushion, the court was told. 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. A picture of Peter Fasoli’s damaged flat that was shown to jurorsCredit:PA Marshall fled when Mr Gismondi alerted his neighbours, but was arrested later, jurors were told.He was convicted by an Italian court of Mr Iale’s murder, using threats to get his hands on the victim’s wallet and stealing his car.He was also found guilty in July 2014 of the attempted murder of Mr Gismondi, possession of a truncheon, and using violence to get his bank cards and 400 euro.Mr Brown told jurors that British police liaised with Italian counterparts to arrange to return Marshall to the UK. Italian investigators found that Marshall had met 67-year-old Mr Iale and strangled him with an electrical flex. Peter Fasoli's flat Peter Fasoli’s trashed flatCredit:PA  of Peter Fasoli's flat Peter FasoliCredit:PAlast_img read more

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans

first_img Short URL By Associated Press May 10th 2019, 9:19 AM Image: Patrick Semansky Friday 10 May 2019, 9:19 AM Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Patrick Semansky 21,111 Views AMAZON FOUNDER JEFF Bezos has announced plans to send a spaceship and humans to the moon.Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house and capable of carrying four rovers using a newly designed rocket engine, on the moon. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return.Bezos revealed a mock-up of the Blue Moon vehicle at a presentation on Thursday saying: “This is an incredible vehicle and it’s going to the moon”.The announcement for the usually secretive space company came with all the spectacle of an Apple product launch with a convention ballroom lined with shimmering stars.Astronauts and other space luminaries sat in the audience before Bezos unveiled the boxy ship.Bezos, who also owns newspaper The Washington Post, walked off the stage without providing details around launch dates, customers and the plan for humans on his rockets.Blue Origin Vice President, Clay Mowry, said 2024 was not a concrete goal for a mission with people and said that was more up to NASA as a potential customer.Former U.S. Representative, Robert Walker, a private space consultant who is working with Blue Origin, said it plans for a 2023 launch without people.In 2017, Blue Origin revealed plans to send an unmanned, reusable rocket to the moon.The company had a successful launch earlier this month, reusing one of its rockets for a fifth time.Race to the moonThe new moon race has a lower profile than the one in the 1960s.Private companies as well as a number of countries are aiming to secure the next big advance in space exploration. NASA has previously revealed details of a mission to place astronauts back on the lunar surface by 2024.While a $30 million prize for private companies to send robotic probes to the moon went unclaimed last year, one of the competitors, from an Israeli private nonprofit, crashed last month as it tried to land.China has landed a rover on the moon’s far side, SpaceX last year announced plans to send a Japanese businessman around the moon in 2023, and the Israeli nonprofit said it will give it a second shot.The first successful moon landing was by the Soviet Union in 1966 with Luna 9, followed by the US four months later.NASA put the first, and only, people on the moon in the Apollo program, starting with Apollo 11 in July 1969.“The next leap in space will be fueled by commercial companies like Blue Origin and commercial innovation,” said former Obama White House space adviser Phil Larson, now an assistant dean of engineering at the University of Colorado. https://jrnl.ie/4627983 Share28 Tweet Email1 50 Comments last_img read more

Missing Archimandrite of Mani found dead in his car

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A search had been underway to find the missing archimandrite Andreas Bolovinos of the Metropolis of Mani since the early hours of Monday, while the local authorities feared for his life.The high-ranking cleric reportedly boarded his car approximately at 7.30pm on Monday to visit the local cemetery. The archimandrite was on his to check the grave of a deceased high-ranking church official that had allegedly been damaged by the weather. At the time extreme weather phenomena were swiping through South Peloponnese. His mobile, however, reportedly stopped transmitting at 7.20pm.Screenshot of the late archimandrite from a talk on a local TV channel.According to media outlet Lakonikos.gr Andreas Mpolovinos, 63, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in his car which had sunk several metres below sea level outside Kamares in Gytheio.The local community is deeply shocked and saddened by Andreas Mpolovinos’ death; a church figure that was well known and respected for his charitable work and his progressive views that helped keep younger generations closer to the Church.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos airline ICA now flies to Havana

first_img Recommended for you At Least 10 People Killed in Cuba from Hurricane Irma Cuban military crash leaves 8 dead Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – InterCaribbean Airways continues to fulfill its vision to connect the northern Caribbean and last week announced that it will begin flying into Cuba; making the move into the communist Caribbean country faster than any other airline. Trevor Sadler, CEO said the flights will begin in May to Havana, Cuba. The flights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm and returning to Provo from Havana, which is one of the leading destinations within Cuba, on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:10am. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean Airways in targeting visitors to the TCI said: “With the USA easing entry to Cuba, we look forward to welcoming aboard those who wish to enjoy two destination trips, and increase trade and travel between our Caribbean Countries.” InterCaribbean airways currently flies to 12 destinations in the Caribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cuba, havana, Intercaribbean Airways, lyndon gardiner Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airlinelast_img read more