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eBay Debuts New Local Shopping Site

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Today eBay has launched its new local shopping site called GiftsNearby, while Google continues to hunt for a local e-commerce service after its $6 billion buyout offer was rejected by coupon site Groupon earlier this month.The new eBay site integrates technology from eBay’s acquisition of Milo.com, a local shopping startup bought by the auction giant for $75 million at the beginning of December. Milo, which calls itself the “anti-Amazon” helps consumers spot local deals in real-time by tracking the product inventory at over 50,000 stores.eBay Goes Local with Milo-Powered GiftsNearbyMilo’s retailer partner list includes ?several big names like Target, Macy’s , Sears, JCPenney, Nordstrom, IKEA, RadioShack, Best Buy, Borders, Barnes & Noble, The Home Depot, EBGames, Gamestop, Finish Line, Toys R Us, Lowe’s, Ann Taylor and others. The company touted 140 retail partners at the time of its acquisition.Now, only weeks later, eBay has launched its first major integration of Milo’s technology into an eBay property at giftsnearby.ebay.com. The new site shows popular holiday gift items from local stores either in or near a user’s zip code. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#e-commerce#Location#news#web Best Buy has stepped up as a launch partner with the site, offering GiftsNearby shoppers the ability to purchase the item online through the website for pick up at a local store. It’s the only store at present with this option.As for the user experience, it’s pretty good, for what was clearly quick and dirty pre-holiday launch. However, the site lagged at times for us, and then failed to load our local deals on the last refresh. You mileage may vary – we tested on Google Chrome, and not even on all versions (e.g. stable, beta, developer, Canary, etc.)Local Shopping Heats UpThis isn’t the only integration of Milo’s technology – eBay recently added local search results to its RedLaser barcode scanning application (another 2010 acquisition) which works on both iPhone and Android mobile platforms. eBay says that GiftsNearby marks the company’s “first” e-commerce integration with Milo, a statement that indicates there’s more to come.In 2011, expect to see the local shopping scene heat up even more. eBay now has Milo, Amazon invested $183 million in LivingSocial, another local deals site with Groupon-like aspirations, and Groupon itself will no doubt continue to grow after passing on Google’s buyout offer. Meanwhile, Google is sure to pick up a Groupon clone soon enough (BuyWithMe is said to be on the short list), and by the looks of our email inbox, every startup peddling local deals hopes to be the one Google chooses.In the meantime, you can enjoy the fruits of this localized e-commerce competition for your own holiday shopping purposes at GiftsNearby.ebay.com. sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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‘Saharanpur riots timed for local polls’

first_imgA day after Saharanpur witnessed communal clashes after a “Shobha Yatra” led by BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal without police permission, Dalits of Sadak Dudhli village and Saharanpur city alleged that the clashes were organised to communally polarise the area ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections due in May. The Dalits living in Saharanpur city and Sadak Dudhli village told The Hindu that they had “observed the birth anniversary of Ambedkar on April 14 in a ceremony in the village much before the BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal planned a procession which was never supported by the majority of the dalits of the village”. The Hindu has a copy of their letter to the administration in which they had declared that they had organised the Ambedkar Jayanti programme in the village in the form of a “discussion of ideas” ((vichar goshthi). “We just wanted to inform you that we, the residents of Sadak Dudhli, organised Ambedkar Jayanti at Ambedkar Bhawan in the village on April 14,” said the letter signed by dalit residents of the village and sent to the District Magistarte, the Senior Superintendent of Police and other administrative officials. The Senior Superintendent of Police Love Kumar told The Hindu that situation in Saharanpur was “peaceful and under control”. He said that the majority of the local dalits in Sadak Dudhli were never in favour of taking out any kind of procession on the name of Ambedkar illegally. Balbir Singh Gautam, a member of Ambedkar Samaj party told The Hindu the administration did not give permission for any new shobha yatra even during the rule of Bahujan Samaj Party. “I am sure the situation would have been different had they held a discussion with the administration and the Muslim community which had no objection to Shobha Yatra if it is done with permission. The problem was the politics done by the local MP BJP Raghav Lakhanpal who wanted to misuse Ambedkar’s name to organise a riot only to communally polarise the region ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections due next month,” Gautam told The Hindu over phone from Saharanpur.“BJP wants to communally polarise the region ahead of the civic body elections because BJP candidates lost the Assembly polls from Saharanpur city and Saharanpur rural, the two seats which constitutes Saharanpur Municipal corporation electorate,”he added. Inderpal, a dalit activist who had in the past worked among the dalits in Sadak Dudhli village asked, “If Mr. Lakhanpal was such a big follower of Ambedkar why does not he first start organising Ambedkar Shbha yatra in urban areas where people belonging to upper caste had prevented the dalits from organising Shibha yatra.”. Gautam said that the procession which was led by the BJP MP was largely “constituted by people who were outsiders and who did not belong to the village”. Mr. Lakhanpal, on his part said the BJP would organise the “Shobha Yatra” in the village. He rejected the allegation that he insisting on it due to the upcoming Municipal Corporation elections. UP Police on Friday booked the BJP MP along with his brother Rahul Lakhanpal Sharma, BJP MLA from Deoband Brajesh SIngh and several others on charges of instigating the mob to engage in violence and destruction of public property and attack on the police office and officials. (EOM)last_img read more

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Immigration Reprieve

first_imgU.S. Immigration authorities have suspended the deportation of a 17-year-old Indian student to allow him to continue his college studies. Yves Gomes’ case has been highlighted by pro-organization groups to illustrate the unfairness of U.S. immigration policy. He had come to the U.S. as a 14-month-old child. His parents Robin Gomes and Cecilia Gomes were deported earlier for being undocumented. His younger brother 15-year-old Aaron is a U.S. citizen.Yves is one of only about 400 people who were granted a reprieve from among the nearly 400,000 deported annually. He told the media, “I don’t label myself as an illegal immigrant. I consider myself American.”   Related Itemslast_img read more

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BJP leader Chandra Mohan Rai quits all party posts

first_imgPatna, Sep 22 (PTI) The dissension in Bihar BJP over selection of candidates came to fore as senior leader Chandra Mohan Rai today quit all party posts and levelled serious allegations against the party leadership on wide ranging issues, including propping up the third front. “I have resigned from all party posts except for primary membership of the BJP which I will not quit on my own, but the party leadership is welcome to expel me as henceforth I will air my views on political issues,” he told reporters here. The 75-year-old, who held health and Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) portfolios in the erstwhile NDA government of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar between 2005 and 2013, alleged that committed party leaders and workers have been ignored in selection of candidates for the Bihar assembly polls and rank outsiders found their way instead. He denied assertion about being peeved with the party leadership for ignoring his son Janmejay Rais candidature from Chanpatia Assembly seat in West Champaran district or elsewhere in his native district which was promised to him after he had publicly expressed desire to retire from active politics last year. Rai was speaking for the party workers in general and not himself alone, the veteran leader said. Expressing his angst against the BJP leadership, Rai said, “I have been unhappy with the party since last year after it had supported dummy candidates against the JD(U) nominees in Rajya Sabha bypolls. It was wrong on the part of the BJP to destabilise the Nitish Kumar government which has a mandate to rule Bihar for five years.” “If at all the BJP wanted to take on the ruling party in the bypoll on three Rajya Sabha seats last year, it could have put up its own candidates instead of mounting on dummy candidates to defeat those of the ruling party….It was an unethical decision which I had disapproved then,” the former minister said. Rai also took the national leadership of the BJP to task for propping up the third front headed by the SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Jan Adhikar Party leader Pappu Yadav and AIAIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi to cut into vote bank of the grand alliance of the RJD, JD(U) and Congress to facilitate the NDAs victory in Bihar assembly polls. He described these decisions as immoral acts of the saffron party. PTI KDK SUS IKA LNSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Boxing: Adrien Broner vs Sergey Lipinets possible for later this year

first_imgAdvertisementThat’s a fight that is a possibility according to Lipinets’ manager Alex Vaysfeld.This match-up was almost made in early 2018 for Lipinets’ then IBF title. However, the opportunity eventually went to Mikey Garcia in March.Lipinets is coming off of a lackluster welterweight debut this past weekend against Erik Bone.The former IBF junior welterweight champion couldn’t find his rhythm until the latter part of the fight. Before this fight, some felt that welterweight may be too much for him.Broner was last seen in the ring against Jessie Vargas in April, where the two men fought to a draw. In that fight, we saw a back and forth toe-to-toe battle.If this fight is indeed made, it’ll be interesting to see at what weight will it happen.Neither guy really poses much of a threat at 147, so it could take place at 140.Regardless, this fight would be entertaining as both men are practically on the same level.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Injured South Africa captain AB de Villiers to give Australia series a miss

first_imgSouth Africa captain AB De Villiers has been ruled out of the one-day international and test series against Australia after failing to recover from an elbow injury, Cricket South Africa said on Tuesday.De Villiers is to have surgery on his left elbow after failing a fitness test on Tuesday ahead of the five-match ODI home series which starts on Friday. (Stupid to turn my back on IPL, says Royal Challengers Bangalore ace AB de Villiers)He will also miss the three-game test series in Australia in November which includes a first day-night five-day match for South Africa.AB de Villiers is still symptomatic and has not recovered from his elbow impingement injury which makes surgery the only long-term solution,?? team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement. (AB de Villiers likely to miss ODI series vs Australia )We have tried the conservative management of rest, physio, rehab and cortisone infiltration into the elbow, but that has not yielded the results that we would have liked.He will have surgery to the elbow early next week and the target is to hopefully have him back for the Sri Lankan home series over the Christmas period.?? (World Cup 2015 semifinal defeat still haunts AB de Villiers )Rilee Rossouw will replace De Villiers for the ODI series.last_img read more

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Leganes double seals return to form for Suarez

first_imgLeganes 0 Barcelona 3: Scruffy Suarez double ends goal drought Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 01:08 11/19/17 Suarez - cropped Getty Images Barcelona were not at their best at Butarque and Leganes had their chances, but LaLiga’s leaders had enough in the tank to seal a 3-0 win. Luis Suarez ended his Barcelona goal drought with a pair of scruffy goals as LaLiga’s leaders escaped Leganes with a hard-earned 3-0 win.Barca were nowhere near their fluent best, but ground out their 11th win from 12 games this term regardless.Suarez broke his five-game goal drought with a scavenger’s effort after an Ivan Cuellar error rendered a promising Leganes start redundant, and the hosts’ goalkeeper was left helpless by a deflection as the Uruguay international struck again in the second half, with Paulinho tapping in a late consolation. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player At the other end, Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a string of saves to preserve the comfortable nature of the scoreline, with half-time substitute Claudio Beauvue missing two fine Leganes openings.Daunting trips to Juventus in the Champions League and second-placed Valencia next week now await Ernesto Valverde’s side, although this victory ensures they will travel to Mestalla sure of keeping top spot.5 – Barcelona haven’t lost in their last five league games after international break. Concentrated pic.twitter.com/dMm1a2GaCF— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 18, 2017Leganes were defensively determined and dangerous on the counter-attack, Nordin Amrabat off-target from a raid forward in the 20th minute, but Cuellar’s error undid their good work just before the half-hour.Paco Alcacer’s radar was off as he whipped a ball into the area, but Cuellar’s attempt to parry clear spun back into danger and Suarez pounced to end his drought.Barca’s joy was almost immediately tempered as Gerard Pique picked up a booking to rule him out of next week’s clash with Valencia and Alexander Szymanowski brought a sharp save out of Ter Stegen before the break as Leganes stuck to their task.Ter Stegen was again called into action when Amrabat sent Beauvue clear seven minutes into the second half, but the Frenchman could only hit the keeper from close-range.Suarez was booked for a tangle with Cuellar, though the goalkeeper made the most of minimal contact, and the Barca star gleefully rubbed it in the goalkeeper’s face when he scored his second scrappy effort of the game shortly afterwards.Cuellar could count himself unlucky as he denied Alcacer’s shot, only to see the rebound fall to Suarez, whose acrobatic effort was deflected past his own goalkeeper by Ruben Perez.Ter Stegen smothered Amrabat to deny Leganes again soon after and the difference of luck could be summed up when Pique deflected Szymanowski’s cross goalwards, but straight into his goalkeeper’s hands.Beauvue blazed over unmarked from 12 yards as Leganes’ hopes of a comeback began to fade and Aleix Vidal failed to mark his return from an ankle injury when he blasted a rebound over, following a blocked Suarez effort.Cuellar spurned a driven Lionel Messi effort and denied Suarez a hat-trick on the follow-up, but the Argentine’s determination, despite a game spent on the periphery, led to the clincher in the final minute, Paulinho prodding in his fourth goal of the season to add a sheen to the scoreline that neither side particularly deserved. Key Opta stats:- Barcelona have just conceded four goals in LaLiga this season, their best start in terms of goals conceded after the first 12 games ever. Only one team conceded fewer in the first 12 games of a La Liga season (three, Atletico in 1995-96)- Only Lionel Messi (11) has scored more braces than Luis Suarez (5) in LaLiga in 2017. – Marc-Andre ter Stegen has made more saves than in any other game of the season in all competitions (7). – Only Loic Remy has scored as many goals as Paulinho in the last six minutes of the games in LaLiga this season (3).- Paulinho has scored as many goals as BBC (Bale, Benzema Cristiano) in LaLiga this season (4). read morelast_img read more

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Man City start Aguero ahead of Jesus

first_imgManchester City Man City team news: Aguero gets the nod over Gabriel Jesus against Huddersfield Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 23:02 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Huddersfield Town v Manchester City Huddersfield Town Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to restore their eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League table when they take on the Terriers Sergio Aguero has been given the nod ahead of Gabriel Jesus to lead the line for Manchester City against Huddersfield.The Argentine was an unused substitute against Leicester in the club’s last Premier League outing, with Jesus on target in a 2-0 win over the Foxes.Aguero did start a midweek Champions League clash with Feyenoord, though, and has retained his place for a meeting with Terriers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Club captain Vincent Kompany also comes back into the starting XI, but there is no place in the matchday squad for Yaya Toure.Man City team: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Delph, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Gundogan, Mangala, Bernardo, Jesus, Zinchenko.Manchester City XI v Huddersfield 261117Victory for City will see Pep Guardiola’s side restore an eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League standings.The Blues are yet to suffer defeat in any competition this season, with a free-scoring outfit sweeping aside all before them.Huddersfield have slipped back into mid-table after making a bright start to life among the elite, but they have come unstuck on home soil just once so far. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Mark Waugh picks Warner over Khawaja to open for Australia at 2019 World Cup

first_imgMark Waugh picks Warner over Khawaja to open for Australia at 2019 World CupMark Waugh, though, said he isn’t sure if Usman Khawaja should be an automatic choice for Australia’s best XI, adding it should be a toss-up between Khawaja and Shaun Marsh for the number 3 spotadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service SydneyMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 18:02 IST Warner batted at number 3 during a World Cup warm-up match against a New Zealand XI (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner batted at number 3 against a New Zealand XI in Brisbane on MondayWarner has been in red hot form recently for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier LeagueWhat puts Usman Khawaja ahead is the fact that he is the highest run-getter in ODIs for Australia this yearFormer batsman and national selector Mark Waugh feels David Warner should open for Australia at the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales.Warner batted at number 3 during a World Cup warm-up match against a New Zealand XI in Brisbane on Monday. In-form Usman Khawaja was sent to open alongside captain Aaron Finch.”I would definitely have him (Warner) opening,” Waugh told the Big Sports Breakfast radio program.”He is the number one opener, in my opinion, so he has got to open with Finch.”He is the most dangerous when the field is up and the field restrictions are in place and he can get the team off to a flyer.”Warner has been in red hot form recently for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, sitting pretty at the top of the run-getters’ chart with 692 runs in 12 innings racking up eight half-centuries and one hundred in the process.For Australia, the dashing southpaw who is making a return after serving a one-year ban has opened in all his 104 ODI innings.But what puts Khawaja ahead is the fact that he is the highest run-getter in ODIs for Australia this year with 769 runs to his name.Waugh, though, said he isn’t sure if Khawaja should be an automatic choice for Australia’s best XI, adding it should be a toss-up between Khawaja and Shaun Marsh for the number three spot.”I think either Khawaja or Shaun Marsh bat at three and they should be fighting for that spot,” he said.advertisement”The rest probably picks themselves…with (Steve) Smith at four, (Glenn) Maxwell (at) five, (Marcus) Stoinis (at) six and (Alex) Carey (at) seven,” said Waugh who was part of Australia’s 1999 World Cup winning team.Also Read | IPL 2019: Warner, Rabada and Russell chart-toppers after league stageAlso Read | David Warner bats at No. 3, hits 39 for Australia in warm-up matchFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow David WarnerFollow Usman Khawajalast_img read more

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Province Offers Support to Residents of Truro

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter reached out to municipal officials today, Sept. 10, to offer the full support of the province in the wake of flooding in Truro. Municipal and provincial officials are responding to flooding in Truro from the effects of heavy rainfall. Many roads and businesses are closed and several residents have voluntarily evacuated from their homes. “At this point, our primary concern is for the residents of Truro and their immediate safety,” said Premier Dexter. “I want to thank all of the municipal and provincial support staff, as well as the emergency first responders, for their professional and compassionate handling of this event. The province will do everything it can to help residents and businesses who have been impacted.” Emergency Management Office Minister Ross Landry, and Lenore Zann, MLA for Truro-Bible Hill, are touring the affected areas and Red Cross Reception Centres today. “We want to see, first-hand, the impact of the flooding, talk to residents, and thank everyone personally for their tremendous work responding to this emergency,” Mr. Landry said. Two Red Cross reception centres have opened for residents. They are located at the Bible Hill Fire Department and the Immanuel Baptist Church. Municipal, provincial and federal officials are on site, as well as emergency first responders. Response is being co-ordinated by regional emergency management organization for Colchester County. Mr. Landy asked Nova Scotians for patience as the rain continues and roads and businesses are affected by closures. In the coming hours and days, roads and bridges will be inspected by engineers from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal as quickly as possible. Motorists should continue to use caution and watch for closed roads and water on roads. As residents begin to return to their homes, the Emergency Management Office reminds homeowners to carefully check for signs of damage and debris, particularly with electrical systems, wells and septic systems. They should ensure local officials have deemed the property safe before returning. Homeowners and residents should contact their insurance companies and assess the damage to their homes and property as soon as possible. The province may offer a disaster financial assistance program. This is a joint federal and provincial program to help Nova Scotians who sustained uninsurable losses to a primary residence or a small business. “The first step is for residents and business to assess the damages,” said Mr. Landry. “The province will then work with those impacted and the municipality to prepare a submission to the federal government. If approved, this program provides a basic level of support to help Nova Scotians repair their homes and business.” For more information visit www.gov.ns.ca/emo .last_img read more

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Mayawati visits AIIMS to enquire about Jaitleys health

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted here since last Friday. Mayawati arrived at AIIMS here around 11.30 a.m. “Today I went to AIIMS to see former Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley to enquire about his health. There I met his family members and with them, I prayed to God for the speedy recovery of Jaitley Ji,” she tweeted. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ On Friday night, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited AIIMS to meet the ailing senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and top BJP leaders have visited the hospital to enquire about his condition. Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of uneasiness and weakness. Owing to his health condition Jaitley did not fight the elections this year.last_img read more

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We spoiled the party Mbappe agonises over Man Utd defeat

first_imgParis: Kylian Mbappe said he was left “stunned” by Paris Saint-Germain’s gut-wrenching exit from the Champions League in midweek as Manchester United pulled off an improbable comeback in the last 16. Marcus Rashford’s 94th-minute penalty at the Parc des Princes gave United a 3-1 win in France to send the English club through on away goals after becoming the first team in the competition’s history to overturn a 2-0 home defeat. “I’m stunned. I haven’t been able to sleep,” Mbappe told TF1 in an interview. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “It’s difficult, we’d worked so hard to get to this point and we’re disappointed. We’re going to try and pick ourselves back up.” PSG’s game at Nantes this weekend was postponed although they remain well clear of second-placed Lille and all but assured a sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons. Thomas Tuchel’s men are also through to the last four of the French Cup, but Mbappe admitted it was hard to look ahead to rest of the season with the pain of Wednesday’s defeat still raw. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “Honestly, it’s hard to give it too much thought because the Champions League was our goal. The stadium was full for a magnificent occasion, we spoiled the party. We didn’t want to ruin it but in the end we did.” However, the 20-year-old allayed any fears among PSG fans that his immediate future could lie elsewhere in the wake of the club’s latest European failure. “I think I will be here, that’s guaranteed even,” he said. “With this elimination and all the problems it’s going to create, there’s no point in my personal situation being added to it. So there, that’s clear and precise.”last_img read more

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Ontario considers offering electricity consumers new more flexible rate plans

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2016 1:46 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario will change the way it buys electricity so it doesn’t focus on wind, solar or any specific technology, and is looking at more flexible billing plans for hydro consumers.Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says the Liberals want to be “technology agnostic” when they sign contracts for new electricity, and focus more on the outcome than on the way the power would be generated.Thibeault admits that signing 20-year-contracts for renewable energy projects that specified a generation technology was “arbitrary, and led to sub-optimal siting, uncompetitive prices and heightened community concern.”Premier Kathleen Wynne recently admitted her government made a mistake by not recognizing the impact of its energy policies on electricity bills, and promised some sort of relief for consumers.Thibeault told the Empire Club of Canada that Ontario has signed contracts for so much electricity that any future deals will be for minimal amounts of power because it “will be seeking to secure supply on the margins.”The energy minister also questioned time-of-use pricing for electricity, which charges much higher rates during peak daylight hours, a practice that critics say unfairly hurts seniors and others who stay home during the day.People should have the flexibility to sign up for electricity plans that better suit their needs just like they can shop around for different telephone and Internet service plans, added Thibeault.“I need to work with the industry to talk about ways of giving consumers options,” he said. “The smart meters are a great thing…and for me it’s time for us to start looking at all of the options to put a downward pressure on rates.”The auditor general reported last year that fees to cover excess payments to electricity generators over the market price cost consumers $37 billion between 2006 and 2014 as the electricity portion of bills jumped 70 per cent. The auditor warned those fees would cost another $133 billion from 2015 to 2032.The Progressive Conservatives said the Liberals should stop selling Hydro One, stop producing so much power that Ontario has to pay neighbouring states to take its excess, and restore municipal planning to the electricity sector.“The fact is we have these giant wind turbines going up in unwilling host communities for surplus electricity that we do not need,” said PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Their apology is fake when they don’t change any of their policies.”Asked how he can meet Wynne’s commitment to help consumers deal with soaring electricity rates _ in addition to the already announced plan to remove the eight per cent provincial portion of the HST from hydro bills starting in January _ Thibeault said everything was on the table.“If it’s 50 cents or $50, I’ll look at all options,” he said.The energy minister said the province wasn’t ready to remove a moratorium the Liberals imposed on off-shore wind power projects.“We still need to look at the science on that,” said Thibeault. “We’re still waiting for the (ministry of environment and climate change) to bring that information to us, and once we have that we’ll have to look at it as a government.” Ontario considers offering electricity consumers new, more flexible rate plans read more

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Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development UN special event hears

“The youth and the older persons in this room have wisdom, experience, energy and ideals,” the UN chief said in his video message to a special event at UN Headquarters, “Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals,” which was also addressed by his newly-appointed Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson. “Together, you can help break cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations – and trigger transformational change that endures for generations to come,” Mr. Guterres stressed. The event aimed to raise awareness of the valuable role youth and the elderly can play together in implementing the SDGs – ambitious and all-encompassing development targets agreed by more than 190 countries nearly two years ago to ensure growth and protect the people and planet. Mr. Thomson, now in his late-60s, talked about his own youth growing up in the Pacific island of Fiji, before mountains of plastic waste and ocean-warming had begun to threaten its very existence.VIDEO: To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the world needs to utilise the full potential of both the younger and the older generations, top UN officials told a special event in New York. He said he was determined to use his experience in order to speak out on behalf of the SDGs for many years to come. “We are going to ensure that all people, young and old, recognize themselves as the owners, drivers and beneficiaries of the SDGs […] As a grandfather, I care for all my being that we will bequeath sustainable world to our grandchildren and those who come after,” he said. Ms. Wickramanayake, who is 26, stressed that “building bridges for different generations to work together in a mutually empowering relationship is one of the most important factors affecting the implementation of the SDGs.” “It needs to be recognized that generations do not operate as a binary,” she said. “Solidarity across generations is key for social development, and for this we require new approaches in the workforce, in education, and in socioeconomic development. Aging populations must work with younger populations to foster successful and reciprocal intergenerational relations and partnerships, which will lie at the core of every well-integrated society.” Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including the Major Group on Children and Youth and the Stakeholder Group on Ageing, were also represented at today’s event, which was co-hosted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) and NGO/DPI Executive Committee. read more

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Big Ten Freshman of the Year Braxton Miller and Urban Meyer a

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer may be inheriting a new team, but it appears he has a building block in freshman quarterback Braxton Miller. On Miller’s 19th birthday Wednesday, the OSU quarterback was named the Big Ten Conference’s Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year. The award, which is presented to the conference’s most outstanding freshman, is named after Darrell Thompson who played running back for Minnesota in 1986 and Antwaan Randle El who played quarterback for Indiana from 1998-2001. Miller threw for 997 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions on the year, but also was effective on the ground. He was OSU’s leading rusher with 695 yards and seven touchdowns. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Miller figures to be the Buckeyes’ quarterback to begin the Meyer-era of OSU football. “All due respect, everybody in this room,” Meyer said to the media at his introductory press conference Monday, “(Meeting Miller) was the highlight of my day, not this. Sitting there shaking hands with that good-looking quarterback with a nice smile and a very humble player. “To tell you I’m excited to coach him, I’m not using the correct adjectives. And because there’s mixed company around I’m not going to use the correct adjectives, how excited I am.” Meyer, known for running a spread offense that utilizes a quarterback who can both run and throw, has helped develop high-profile quarterbacks like Alex Smith, whom he coached at Utah, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, whom he coached at Florida. Both quarterbacks are currently starting for NFL teams. “We’ve been blessed to have some great quarterbacks,” Meyer said. “And I’m really thinking (Miller) can be — I’m putting a lot of pressure on this cat already — but he’s special. What I’ve seen on film he’s special. “I think Braxton Miller is a difference-maker at quarterback. You can build a team around what I saw.” ESPN college football analyst Todd McShay said that Meyer and Miller are a perfect fit. “I think Urban would be a good fit anywhere,” McShay said before a speaking engagement at OSU. “But I think a place that has a good, athletic quarterback with the enormous talent like Braxton Miller has, I think that that would be a perfect fit … It would be a perfect fit for Miller and what he needs in a system.” Miller is the seventh OSU player to win the Big Ten Conference’s freshman of the year award, joining the likes of Terrelle Pryor, Maurice Clarett and Orlando Pace. He will be presented with the award as part of the activities surrounding the Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between Wisconsin and Michigan State. Miller led the Buckeyes to a 6-6 regular season record under interim coach Luke Fickell. He started the year as the backup, but took over the starting role from senior Joe Bauserman after the third game of the season and remained the Buckeye’s starter for the remaining nine games. OSU is waiting to if it they will be invited to participate in a bowl game. Fickell will serve as the team’s head coach while Meyer will spend the time focusing on recruiting. read more

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Antibiotic resistant Ecoli found in a quarter of supermarketbought chicken

first_imgA quarter of supermarket chicken contains antibiotic-resistant E.coli, according to Cambridge University research.The bug can cause stomach pain and kidney failure, and in severe cases can lead to death. The study found that superbug strains of E.coli were present in 22 of 92 chicken pieces. The meat was purchased from seven major British supermarkets and included different cuts from whole chickens to packs of drumsticks, legs, thighs and diced breast. The bug was found in samples from all of the supermarkets. Bugs like E.coli, salmonella and campylobacter are becoming resistant to antibiotics, and when contracted by humans, they are difficult for doctors to treat. Help support the fight to save our antibiotics https://t.co/8VLo08pC77 @BSACandJAC #AntibioticGuardian pic.twitter.com/s2QAcRZZ2k— NHS England North (@NHSEnglandNorth) August 24, 2016 The research looked at supermarket chicken from whole birds to diced breastCredit:Getty  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. The researchers looked at 189 UK-origin pork and poultry products from Asda, Aldi, Coop, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. In total, 51 per cent of the E. coli from the pork and poultry was resistant to the antibiotic trimethoprim.  Roast chicken E.coli was linked to the deaths of 5,574 people last year in England alone, according to Public Health England figures. Mark Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Preventive Medicine at the University of Cambridge, described the levels of resistant E.coli as “worrying”.”Every time someone falls ill, instead of just getting a food poisoning bug they might also be getting a bug that is antibiotic resistant,” he told the Daily Mail. center_img By the time they get on to the right antibiotic the bug could be out of control. It can even lead to deathMark Holmes, University of Cambridge The research was commissioned by The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, who said in a statement: “These findings are a major concern as scientific evidence increasingly suggests that the overuse of antibiotics in intensive farming is contributing, via the food chain, to the increasing levels of resistance being found in human E. coli infections.”While antibiotic consumption in human medicine is also a major reason for the increasing resistance, some scientists argue that the farm contribution is so important that for antibiotic-resistant E. coli,  ‘We are what we eat’.” E. coli E. coli can make people seriously illCredit:Ikon Images /Rex / Shutterstock “If they end up developing sepsis or a urinary tract infection they may well find they have a bug that is resistant to the first choice antibiotic.”By the time they get on to the right antibiotic the bug could be out of control. It can even lead to death.”Families are advised to handle raw meat carefully and make sure it is cooked thoroughly to avoid contracting bugs from food. last_img read more

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Berge declines offer from SG Flensburg Handewitt

christian bergeSG Flensburg Team is so young and talented. We may be doing something really good here. I am so impressed with the Gøran Johannessen, Magnus Abelvik Red and Eivind Tangen on their first big championship. And Thorbjorn Bergerud, of course. With more experience and more training, there are opportunities for them to be truly good – concluded Berge, who overtook position of Norwegian NT coach in 2014 after Robert Hedin resigned.The fourth place at EHF EURO 2016 in Poland and silver at World Championship 2017 are just the first products of his class… Christian Berge won’t be a successor of Ljubomir Vranjes at SG Flensburg Handewitt! As Norwegian national team coach said for TV2.no, he won’t “jump off” the team with whom he plans to make a big things in the future, like it was at France 2017, where Scandinavians won silver medal.During the World Championship, I said that one day we will be at the top. When I say it, I can’t jump off – said Berge, who also admitted that there were no “concrete offer from the German team”. He stated also that he is happy in Elverum and about desire to stay there with his family – two kids and wife. ← Previous Story “LIONS” ON SWEDISH HANDS: Mikael Appelgren to stay until 2021! Next Story → FRANCE 2017: TOP 5 saves led by Torbjorn Bergerud read more

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Rick and Morty Season One ranked from worst to best

first_img Episode Eleven: Ricksy Business1/11Beth and Jerry are going out of town on a Titanic (the movie) themed evening. Rick and Summer decide to throw a party against Morty’s objections.The season goes out with it’s weakest episode, but “Ricksy Business” is entirely bad. This episode is the introduction of both Squanchy and Bird Person, with solid gags and lore-building. Other jokes are more funny as a concept than execution, like Rick’s failed attempt to make a morally balanced individual by mixing Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler. Conceptually, Abradolf Lincler’s emotional duality is hilarious, but the name is the funniest part of the execution of the bit. The Titanic date night is a fun B-plot with Jerry and Beth facing disappointment when the ship fails to sink. Everyone gets free James Cameroinon Rings, Jerry is upset the fourth wall is broken, and Beth wants to finish the novel she’s reading. Then, it turns out Jerry’s female janitor companion is a crazy attempted rapist, a sudden dark turn on a plot that was about Jerry getting disappointed.<><> Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty was conceived when Community creator Dan Harmon asked writer/animator Justin Roiland if he wanted to collaborate. The two resurrected a dirty-minded short Roiland had made for Harmon’s Channel 101 short video collective. The cartoon was called “The Adventures of Doc and Mharti” and was a spoof of Back to the Future’s core relationship between a super scientist and a teenager. They changed the names to avoid copyright problems and made Rick Marty’s grandpa so the premise would seem less creepy, and Rick and Morty was born.Rick and Morty works so well because of its constant contrast between silly, sitcom-like premises for conflict and the sort of bafflingly absurd sci-fi and fantasy imagined by Harmon and Roiland. The Venture Bros. could be the closest comparison, with both cartoons depicting petty, human families dealing with the implications of wild, over-the-top situations against a thematic backdrop of existential regret. Rick and Morty manages to turn darker faster and harder when it’s at its best, though, providing the kind of mood whiplash that only comes from mixing comedy, fantasy, and death in a single pot.Like all television shows, not all the first season episodes were great.  It took time for Rick and Morty to perfect its dissonant madness that juxtaposes mundane disappointment with fantastic, world-hopping super-science. Here’s the entire first season, ranked from worst to best. Adult Swim’s website has the first five episodes of Rick and Morty season one streaming for subscribers.Subscribers can  stream all eleven episodes on Hulu or buy Rick and Morty season one on DVD and Blu Ray.last_img read more

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Preview for tonights 1120 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Facebook WhatsApp The following is scheduled for tonight’s 11/20 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* Becky Lynch vs. Bayley* Baron Corbin vs. Elias Sampson* Bull Dempsey vs. Steve Cutler* Tyson Kidd vs. CJ Parker* The Jersey Boys vs. The Mechanics* Also appearing: The Ascension, The Vaudevillains, Hideo Itami & Finn BalorCheck back later this week for a detailed recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHow To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky LynchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha center_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Twitter Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Will Becky Lynch Be Able To Continue Fighting With Fractured Jaw? Why Is Becky Lynch Is Calling Out Ronda Rousey Ahead Of Wrestlemania 35? Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location The Miz Google+last_img read more

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Citizen panel recommends changes to San Diego Police Department

first_img Posted: May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 Citizen panel recommends changes to San Diego Police Department 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A citizens advisory panel has issued its recommendations to enhance trust and allow community members to have a greater voice in the practices of the San Diego Police Department.A 15 member board of citizens interviewed police chiefs, officers and community members to come up with 30 recommendations. One of them was to impose a pilot moratorium on pretext stops, where an officer may pull someone over for a minor violation, while looking for evidence of another offense.The report said the practice has “negatively impacted the trust and increased the tension between police and citizen interactions during stops.”The board felt the pretext stops should be examined and recommended a pilot program to suspend stops in two communities for a trial six month period to see if that would improve relations between police and the community.Detective Jack Schaefer, the only police officer on the advisory board dissented and said the practice was a useful police tool to make arrests and solve crimes.The report also looked at training practices. Board members noted that an estimated 30 percent of the recruit candidates each year come from active “on the ground” military backgrounds.The report said the unbalanced workforce can lead to a certain “culture” in the department, “highlighting the premise it is easier to teach a candidate to fire a weapon than to teach them to effectively interact in communities of color.”The board suggested that the department extend its reach to people from other backgrounds. The Reverend Gerald Brown who is the executive director of the citizens panel said historically black colleges might be one place to recruit new officers.The recommendations also addressed officer wellness, especially in the area of post traumatic stress. The board suggested that the department initiate PTSD testing every six months for officers in the first year of the job.The San Diego Police Department said it welcomed the efforts of the CAB. According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant Shawn Takeuchi, “seeking community input is a key component of community oriented policing.”The recommendations will be presented at the city council committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods on June 26. Sasha Foo, center_img Sasha Foo Updated: 10:16 AM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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