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Rare first editions, signed copies of books in online auction

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 13 (PTI) What does a booklover love more than books? Rare first editions and signed copies of those books.In a first of its kind online auction tomorrow, bibliophiles can get their hands on Harry Potter books signed by J K Rowling, first edition of Vladimir Nobokovs “Lolita” and several other rare and collectible books.Organised by Saffronarts online auction house, StoryLTD, the auction will bring under the hammer a collection of rare first edition classics, signed and limited edition books in Indian and world literature.The two-day auction will incorporate books from various categories including art, photography, design, music, travel and sports. The auction will include signed copies of “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” and “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” by its author J K Rowling on the slipcase.”A Day in the Life — Photographs of the Beatles by Michael Ward”, signed by Ward himself and copy of Aristophanes “Lysistrata” signed and illustrated by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso will also be part of the list.”We have held several successful book auctions in the past, but this is the first time we are focusing on first, signed and limited edition books.”The auction is also the first of this genre to be held in India. The books are highly sought after in international markets, and we are attempting to build a market for the genre within India,” a Saffronart spokesperson said.The auction will also include first editions James Bond books by Ian Fleming along with two books signed by first woman prime minister of United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher.advertisement”Religion and Society”, authored and signed by former Indian president S Radhakrishnan, will also be included in the auction.”Signed editions of books such as Harry Potter, which influenced an entire generation, or signed books by iconic Indian figures including cricketing legend Ranjitsinhji and former Indian president S Radhakrishnan, will appeal to collectors. We plan on establishing this category as a regular feature in our auction calendar,” the spokesperson said.Other categories include the World Travel Series, a set of 21 books; a set of five first edition books by Jim Corbett; “Raga Mala”, the autobiography of Indian musician Ravi Shankar, signed by the author and accompanied by two CDs with 80 minutes of exclusive footage. PTI RJS MAH MAHlast_img read more

McKinnon, Bohonnon Soar For US

first_imgMINSK, Belarus — Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon gave the United States its first ever World Cup title double in aerials skiing on March 1.McKinnon becomes the first U.S. woman to win the World Cup since Nikki Stone in 1998, while Bohonnon is the first American men’s winner since Jeret ‘Speedy’ Peterson in 2005.“It’s kind of hard to describe what just happened,” McKinnon said. “It’s been so long since a U.S. woman has gotten this globe. It just makes me feel so honored to represent the U.S.”McKinnon secured her title with second place at the final round in Minsk, Belarus, as fellow American Ashley Caldwell took the event win, scoring 99.63 points with a back full-full-full. Russia’s Veronika Korsunova was third.Bohonnon also finished his season with second place as Ukraine’s Oleksandr Abramenko won the Minsk round with a 122.62-point score. Denis Osipau of Belarus was third.“To win a globe is a dream come true,” Bohonnon said. “I’ve been thinking about it for a really long time. And to do it 10 years after ‘Speedy’ did it feels really special.”Both McKinnon and Bohonnon were helped in their title push when top Chinese skiers opted to skip the final two World Cup rounds.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios is eager to delay his move to Real Madrid.Having just won the Copa Libertadores in fine style, the youngster is in no rush to move to Europe.”My idea is to stay at River a little longer, enjoy this moment and take advantage of everything that comes along,” he said.”I’m very happy and enjoying where I am.”Leaving aside what was just achieved, we always need to compete for more here.” last_img read more

MS Dhoni has given us time to prepare T20 World Cup team: India selector

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 15:29 IST MS Dhoni in action during World Cup (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni took a 2-month sabbatical after World Cup 2019Dhoni was not named in the 15-man T20I squad for South Africa seriesThere is no question of ignoring him: Chief selectorMoments after the Indian selectors announced the T20 squad for the South Africa series, pundits started questioning whether M.S. Dhoni has been ignored and the writing was on the wall for India’s most decorated captain. Quashing all rumours, a national selector has revealed that the wicket-keeper has actually given the five wise men time to build the team with an eye on the 2020 World T20 in Australia and has promised to take a call on his career only once Team India’s future was in safe hands and the selectors convinced that they have the required bench strength in the keeping department.Speaking to IANS, the national selector said that it was indeed surprising to see how the former skipper’s position is debated every other day and it was time that all rumours were put to rest because Dhoni being the team player that he is, will never come out and answer the detractors.”There is no question of ignoring him. On the contrary, he has given us time to go ahead and plan the future keeping an eye on the World T20 next year. He realises that the team comes before public opinion and considering the fact that we still don’t have a genuine replacement if Rishabh Pant gets injured in the shorter format, Dhoni has agreed to hold on. At present, there is no question of ignoring him. Also, just prior to the West Indies tour, he took a two-month sabbatical. I am sure we are all good with our maths,” he pointed.advertisementAsked if there has been any talk with regards to what lies ahead for Dhoni post the 2019 World Cup, the selector said: “No. We are yet to sit down with him and talk about the roadmap ahead and that is why he has given us some time to chalk out our plans and look at the options that we have at our disposal. Life beyond Dhoni isn’t something that looks too bright if Pant is injured for some reason or has to miss the World T20.”This once again brings up the question whether Dhoni the batsman will then needed to be shielded because he is clearly no longer the force he was. But the selector begs to differ with the general opinion.”Is this the perspective of the fans? The team management clearly knows what he brings to the table. Even today, we don’t have his replacement as a finisher. Anybody who has played even one game on the international stage knows the weight of those boots. If we did have finishers, wouldn’t we get Dhoni to bat at the top and give him the leeway to get into the groove? But even during the World Cup, we knew that his experience was needed if the tail had to be guided and even though critics have questioned the decision to hold Dhoni back in the semi-final, did you see what he almost achieved?”It is very easy to comment on someone’s game when he has played 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is. He has won the team more games than many have watched in their life. In today’s age of technology, do you think opposition bowlers don’t look at his strong and weak zones? They also take the field to compete. They wouldn’t be bowling at MS and want him to tonk them out of the park. Let’s be honest, we still don’t have a replacement if Pant gets injured in the shortest format of the game,” he signed off.Also Read | MS Dhoni was unavailable for selection, confirms MSK PrasadAlso see:For 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs South Africa MS Dhoni has given us time to prepare T20 World Cup team: India selectorMS Dhoni made himself unavailable for the 3-match T20I series against South Africa, starting September 15 at home. The wicketkeeper-batsman did not travel with the team to West Indies following the World Cup.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints New Managing Director

first_imgzoom KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has promoted Mr. James Enston to Managing Director at its London Office.James Enston has been with KPI Bridge Oil for almost 10 years and has a background as Sales Manager with Exxon Mobil, Editor with Platts and in operations within shipbroking.Jan Obel, KPI Bridge Oil’s CEO says: “With James’ proven track record of successes in the bunker industry, and an in-depth knowledge of the Company and our key markets he is no doubt going to be an effective leader of our already successful team in London”.Commenting on his new role at KPI Bridge Oil London, James said: “It is a privilege to be taking the helm at KPI Bridge Oil London as Managing Director of this great team. I am very excited to take up this new challenge and I am greatly looking forward to building upon the successes of the company in the recent years and in leading the future growth of this office.”Press Release, June 17, 2014last_img read more

Bulk Carrier Hard Aground off Greece

first_imgzoom The Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier St. Gregory ran aground on the south-eastern coast of Peloponnese, Greece in the morning hours of June 7.The 32,688 dwt vessel, which grounded on the Kokkala beach, was carrying a crew of 19 seafarers, none of whom were injured in the incident, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard.The coast guard added that there were no reports of water pollution at the site. Divers inspected the vessel, finding breaches to the hull, and the coast guard informed that there were reports of water ingress.At the time of the incident, the bulk carrier was on its way to the port of Sfax in Tunisia, after departing the Turkish Istanbul anchorage on June 5. According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 2010-built ship, which was scheduled to arrive at its destination on June 9, is still grounded at the site.Hellenic Coast Guard informed that the bulker is laden with 31,000 metric tons of sulfur.Local authorities are monitoring the site, while booms were placed around the 180-meter-long ship to prevent the spread of any possible pollution. The exact cause of the incident is under investigation.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Navios Partners Reports Quarterly FullYear Losses

first_imgzoom Greek owner and operator of dry bulk and container vessels Navios Maritime Partners wrapped up the fourth quarter of 2017 with a loss of USD 22.8 million, compared to a loss of USD 2.1 million in the corresponding period a year earlier.Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017, was USD 14.9 million, against a loss of USD 52.5 million posted a year earlier.Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 was USD 59.3 milllion, up from USD 49.7 million seen in the same quarter of 2016.Furthermore, revenue for 2017 rose to USD 211.7 million from USD 190.5 million reported in 2016.During 2017, Navios Partners acquired seven drybulk vessels with an average age of 7.4 years for USD 156.2 million. The vessels had a combined capacity of 925,832 dwt.Also in 2017, the company disposed of two older vessels, Navios Gemini S and Navios Apollon, for a sale price of USD 4.1 million and USD 4.8 million, respectively.Moreover, Navios Partners inked a 10-year bareboat charter-in agreement for a Kamsarmax vessel of approximately 81,000 dwt, with the option to acquire the vessel after the end of the fourth year. The vessel is expected to be delivered within the second half of 2019.In Janury 2018, the company agreed to buy two 2006-built Panamaxes for USD 22 million. The vessels are expected to be delivered to Navios Partners’ owned fleet within the first quarter of 2018. The company will finance the acquisition with cash on its balance sheet and USD 14.3 million bank debt maturing in 2023 and bearing interest at LIBOR plus 300 bps per annum.Commenting on the quarterly and full-year results, Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, said: “Navios Partners is a dynamic growth platform, with favorable operating costs and no near-term cash requirements. We have been investing in the future by enlarging and renewing our drybulk fleet; during the past 12 months, Navios Partners expanded its drybulk fleet by 37% and reduced the average age of this fleet by 12%.”“In a recovering market, we are positioned to generate significant free cash flow,” Frangou added.Navios Partners currently operates 37 vessels with a carrying capacity of 4.2 million tons and an average age of 9.8 years on a dwt basis, the company’s data shows.last_img read more

Manoj Tiwari raises issue of guest teachers in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday said that they are in the favour of adopting the policy of Haryana government in which there is work guarantee up to 60 years for Guest Teachers of Delhi. Delhi BJP OBC Morcha held a meeting of the representatives of Maurya, Saini, Kushwaha and Shakya Communities where Tiwari raised the issue of Guest Teachers in Delhi and said that they are in favour of adopting the policy of Haryana Government and their stand is quite clear on it.”Modi Government has taken care of all the sections and has worked to develop the country with the help of public welfare schemes like Jandhan Yojna for bank accounts, Ujjwala Scheme for liberating women from the suffocating life, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for constructing 10 crore toilets in villages and cities. All these have been completed by Central Government under the leadership of Modi,” he added.last_img read more

Over 40 injured in wasp attack

Over 40 people were injured this morning following a wasp attack at a school in Bulathkohopitiya.The police said that the attack took place when the wasps were disturbed just as school began. Most of those injured were school children while the principal of the school was also admitted to hospital.All those who sustained injuries during the wasp attack were admitted to the Karawanela hospital for treatment. The injuries are not life threatening, the police said. (Colombo Gazette)

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives protect

Dubbed UNISPACE+50, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the event will be the first global UN space summit of the twenty-first century.Simonetta Di Pippo, the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), which is organizing UNISPACE+50, has said that the forum’s priority will be to find ways to use space “to improve lives around the world and protect the planet.”Since humankind entered the space age with the launch of Sputnik-1, the first artificial satellite, incredible progress has been made in the use of space technology. Many ideas that seemed “science fiction” just years ago are now a reality.From helping us use GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to find our way home, or calling friends in faraway places, applications of space technology have made our lives easier and our world more connected.Space is an invaluable tool for achieving sustainable development across the globe, and so it is important that everyone can access and enjoy the benefits that space brings to us all – UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di PippoSpace tech is also helping track endangered species like rhinoceroses and keeping them safe from poachers, providing vital data to famers and improving crop yields, and enabling humanitarian workers reach and assist millions around the world.Both directly and indirectly, use of space technology is strengthening the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the global development agenda agreed by all UN Member States in 2015.Highlighting the importance of space for all of humankind, Ms. Di Pippo urged greater global cooperation in the future of space activities.“Space is an invaluable tool for achieving sustainable development across the globe, and so it is important that everyone can access and enjoy the benefits that space brings to us all,” she said.Also joining UNSIPACE+50 will be senior UN officials, as well as former US astronaut Scott Kelly, who was appointed the UN Champion for Space in 2016. Mr. Kelly holds the record for the most cumulative number of days spent in space by an American astronaut on board the International Space Station.► See photo story: UNISPACE+50: Space for better futureBeing held from 18-21 June, UNISPACE+50 will include a symposium (18-19 June) and a high-level segment (20-21 June). On 22 June, the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space will resume its regular session.Alongside the main events, an exhibition featuring more than 40 exhibitors will be held in the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre from 18-23 June. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, 23 June.UN News will be on location in Vienna covering UNISPACE+50 and its associated events. Follow us at @UN_News_Centre for news and highlights. read more

Happy Feet le manchot de Nouvelle Zélande bientot de retour au Pôle

first_imgHappy Feet, le manchot de Nouvelle Zélande bientot de retour au Pôle sudUn manchot d’Antarctique retrouvé il y a quelques semaines sur une plage en Nouvelle Zélande à plus de 3.000 kilomètres de son milieu naturel, va bientôt quitter le zoo de Wellington où il est actuellement soigné pour retourner à la vie sauvage.Le manchot de Nouvelle-Zélande, favori des visiteurs du zoo de Wellington a recouvré sa santé et sa pleine forme et s’apprête à retourner à la vie sauvage. Cela fait maintenant cinq semaines que ce manchot empereur, baptisé Happy feet, en hommage au film, a été retrouvé errant sur une plage, à plus de 3.200 kilomètres de son foyer, l’Antarctique. C’était alors le premier de son espèce à être retrouvé en Nouvelle-Zélande depuis 44 ans.À lire aussiLes images d’un incroyable phénomène sous-marin aperçu sous l’Antarctique (Vidéo)Immédiatement recueilli par le zoo de Wellington, Happy feet est tombé malade après avoir mangé du sable qu’il a pu confondre avec de la neige, ont expliqué les spécialistes. Il a alors subi plusieurs opérations afin que lui soit retiré le sable de son estomac. Kate Baker, porte parole du zoo, a indiqué que le manchot a pris environ 4 kilogrammes et que durant la semaine dernière, il a passé avec succès des radiographies ainsi que des tests sanguins. Devant ses bonnes nouvelles, elle a ainsi annoncé que le manchot serait probablement bientôt relâché au large des côtes de l’extrême sud du pays. Mais la petite aventure néo-zélandaise (dont on peut voir une vidéo sur le site du journal anglais The Guardian) n’aura probablement aucun conséquence pour Happy Feet comme l’a expliqué Lisa Argilla, vétérinaire du zoo : “Il sera heureux et en bonne santé et aura les mêmes chances que ses semblables”. Le 6 août 2011 à 11:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alerte Météo France orange 4 départements toujours en vigilance inondations

first_imgAlerte Météo France orange : 4 départements toujours en vigilance inondationsMardi matin, Météo France a maintenu en alerte orange quatre départements : l’Aube, la Marne, la Haute-Marne et l’Yonne. Des crues et des inondations pourraient à nouveau s’y produire.La vigilance reste de mise après les fortes pluies qui ont touché l’Hexagone ces derniers jours. Alors que deux départements étaient placés en alerte orange lundi, ce sont désormais quatre qui sont concernés par une vigilance. En effet, ce matin, Météo France a étendu son alerte à l’Aube et la Marne qui sont venu rejoindre l’Yonne et la Haute-Marne. Après les fortes pluies qui ont touché le centre-est de la France en fin de semaine dernière, l’onde de crue s’est déplacée vers le nord, et le tronçon Seine troyenne, entre Courtenot et Romilly-sur-Seine, a été placé en vigilance, rapporte l’AFP. De leur côté, les pompiers de l’Aube ont indiqué que l’eau commence à monter ce matin dans les communes de Saint-Thibault et Buchères, au sud de Troyes, et le pic de crue devrait atteindre Troyes dans les prochaines heures.Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, les pompiers ont effectué huit interventions dans le département et procédé à l’évacuation de quatre habitants de la commune de Bréviandes où l’eau atteignait 40 centimètres dans les maisons en bord de rivière. Par ailleurs, trois familles de la communauté des gens du voyage résidant au sud de Troyes ont été déplacées vers une autre aire d’accueil, selon les pompiers cités par l’AFP.Un retour progressif à la normale À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeDans le département de la Marne, également exposé à un risque de crues, le niveau des eaux a légèrement augmenté après les pluies de la nuit. Quelques champs étaient ainsi inondés autour du lac de Der et deux routes secondaires près de Saint-Rémy-en-Bouzemont (Marne) restaient fermées à la circulation. Néanmoins, du côté de la Haute-Marne, la situation restait relativement calme. Plusieurs équipes de pompiers étaient encore en intervention lundi dans plusieurs habitations, mais un porte-parole a estimé que tout devrait être terminé aujourd’hui. De même, dans d’autres zones touchées ce week-end, la situation revenait peu à peu à la normale. La nouvelle alerte orange de Météo France est valable jusqu’à mercredi 8 mai, 6H.Le 7 mai 2013 à 10:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hurricane Irma is a Manmade Disaster

first_img Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel Stay on target While a good chunk of media have been focused on the catastrophic flooding in Texas, that’s far from the only disaster story this year. The Observer reports than more than 40 million people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are already in desperate need of humanitarian aid with another 100 million more across the globe. And Hurricane Irma is currently laying siege to the Caribbean, with Florida and the US coastline next in its sites.Irma is already the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, a fact which Trump greeted with child-like amazement on twitter early this morning. In a few days we’ll no-doubt see the president trek to the devastated areas, promise aid and move on. While that certainly gives the appearance of coordination and efficacy, scientists warn that governments have already failed to protect their people by not addressing climate change sooner.Hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the Atlantic!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017“Even I, as a climate scientist, am startled to see another potentially devastating storm in this region so shortly after Harvey,” Anders Levermann from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research told the Guardian.Make no mistake, Irma and Harvey aren’t just big storms. Each, on their own, would have likely been year-defining events for the US. Houston has already faced three instances of so-called 100 or 500-year floods over the past couple years, and Irma is so powerful that contact with much of the Carribean has already been lost, and many instruments designed to measure hurricane wind speeds have completely broken. Islands like St. Barthelemy and Barbuda are facing their first category five storm since records began back in the 1850s.Whatever happens in the next few days, scientists have been clear and direct — this is a new normal and we should expect things to get much, much worse in the coming years.Obviously, much like the issue of climate change itself, these storms don’t have a single cause. On their own, humans can’t just conjure something like Irma. Global conditions like El Nino and La Nina have big impacts, as do a myriad of other factors that affect a storm’s total power, but people sure as hell aren’t helping.Hurricane #Irma now a category 5 and it’s a beast. It’s larger than the state of Ohio, if that helps put it in perspective. pic.twitter.com/JtoZNlONeE— JD Rudd – News5 (@jdrudd) September 5, 2017“Unfortunately,” Levermann said, “the physics are very clear: hurricanes get their destructive energy from ocean heat, and currently water surface temperatures in this region are very high.”As cyclones (the precursor to hurricanes) form, they draw power from warm water. Water can hold a tremendous amount of heat. That’s one of the things that makes it great for cooling us off when we sweat, or why a dive into a chill pool on a summer day feel like a dip in the Arctic. In fact, the majority of the excess heat we would have expected from climate change has, instead, been absorbed by our oceans.Normally, as these storms strengthen, they also churn up the ocean, bringing cool water from the depths up to the surface — effectively killing themselves. That’s exactly why the Gulf of Mexico tends to get such ludicrously strong vortices: the shallow water means that even when a storm dredges the ocean floor, it’s still pulling up relatively warm water. That Irma has formed well out in the open ocean and been able to gain so much power in spite of that is sparking debates among climate experts about just how long they should remain silent.Many prominent thinkers have come out to say that Irma is a “man-made” catastrophe and that we must act now and be absolutely unyielding in addressing climate change less we face more super-charged storms down the line.“We can rebuild your home, but we cannot rebuild your life. Take what you need, but only what you need,” Florida Governor Rick Scott advised constituents on Wednesday.At time of writing, Irma is more than 400 miles across. It has already claimed two lives and destroyed countless structures, including many of the toughest on islands like St. Martin. Those in the path have been issued many emergency evacuation warnings. And the greatest minds of our time say that this was, in large part, preventable. And there’s already more storms lining up behind it. And that’s just the disasters aimed at one slice of one part of the world. Hundreds of millions are now facing one of the largest global crises in history. Climate change is already here, and it is our fault.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Steve Austin praises Becky Lynch, Dash Wilder wants old tag team titles brought back

first_img RAW Preview: Steve Austin to moderate contract signing, KOTR Semi-Final Triple Threat WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Google+ “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was a guest recently on Fight Nation on SiriusXM satellite radio and was asked about his character being compared to Becky Lynch.Austin was asked if she is the female version of Stone Cold right now in WWE.“Well, I guess she is if everybody says she is. She does remind me a lot of myself. If you line up that women’s roster, if you line up the men’s roster back in the day when I was still in the ring and you said hey, I want you to pick my next breakout superstar. I don’t think you are going to pick out Becky Lynch and I damn sure know you wouldn’t have picked me out of a lineup.She has willed herself. She has worked her ass off. Vince McMahon wants everyone there to be a star. He’s gonna set you up and give you opportunities. She made the most of those opportunities when they tried to slam the door on her, she kicked the door down and just burst back through it. She is the hottest thing going right now.”“I love what she’s doing. I like her swagger. And she’s the hottest thing going right now.” — @steveaustinBSR with high praise for #TheMan @BeckyLynchWWE to @MieshaTate and @RyanMcKinnell@BustedOpenRadio pic.twitter.com/fp54UCsxrL— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 14, 2019Dash Wilder wants old tag team titles brought backDash Wilder of The Revival, the new RAW Tag Team Champions, hinted on Twitter that he would like WWE to bring back the old look of the tag team championships.The people have spoken @WWE. Don’t deny the Universe. Bring back the GOAT championships. pic.twitter.com/3KU6RsJCcb— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) February 14, 2019 WhatsApp Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmickcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Hodgson wants to see MLS superstar at Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed he would like to bring former Manchester United star to Selhurst Park if an opportunity is presentedThe Eagles are not having the best of times in the Premier League this season, having barely secured 7 points in the opening eight fixtures.Moreover, with just five goals scored so far, the Glazers have the second-worst attacking record of all teams in the English top flight, with only Huddersfield Town scoring less.Therefore, the 71-year-old English tactician would like to bolster his offensive department by signing a top-quality forward. The British news outlet, Mirror, have stated that Hodgson is a big admirer of Wayne Rooney and would like to see him at Selhurst Park.“I think he left England too early. He still has much to offer. He is doing fantastically well. At DC they were well down in the league when he got there, but since he’s arrived he has been fantastic, not just scoring goals, but decisive goals, like the one we saw in midweek.“There is no doubt the talent he has and he is showing he could still play top-level English football.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But it was his decision and after Manchester United and Everton, where he had a tremendous affinity, deep roots, maybe he would not have been that interested in playing for another English club outside those two.“It was a conscious decision to play abroad. I have a great deal of respect for Wayne, and I think he does for me.“They all probably decided at this stage their our lives this is what we need. But all good players who want to play for Palace are always welcome – should we be able to afford them!“I am delighted to see what success he is having. I guess he is doing what DC United were really hoping for when they signed him. They just didn’t want a figurehead but also a player who can win them matches and he has done that.”Rooney is United’s living legend who performed in a total of 559 games for the Red Devils before moving to the MLS side DC United back in last January.In 18 outings for the Black-and-Red, the 32-year-old forward already netted ten goals and provided six assists, showing he still has a lot to offer.last_img read more

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

first_imgIran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter AP, AP Posted: July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike.The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day.The country’s Revolutionary Guard said on its website it would release before-and-after images from the drone — it did not say when — to prove it was not destroyed.“We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” tweeted Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.The strategically vital strait is at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and serves as the passageway for one-fifth of all global crude exports, and oil prices ticked upward Friday on the news.Trump on Thursday said the USS Boxer took action after an Iranian drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored commands to stay away. The president accused Iran of “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. acted in self-defense.Neither Trump nor the Pentagon spelled out how the Boxer destroyed the drone. CNN reported that the ship used electronic jamming to bring it down rather than hitting it with a missile.On June 20, Iran shot down an American drone in the same waterway, and Trump came close to retaliating but called off an airstrike at the last moment.The Revolutionary Guard said the Iranian drone on Thursday had been carrying out regular surveillance when the USS Boxer arrived, and transmitted photos of the ship. The Guard said its forces continue to carefully monitor all movements of foreigners — especially “the terrorist forces” of the U.S. and the British in the strait and the Gulf.After Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal with world powers last year and imposed economic sanctions against Tehran, the Iranians have pushed back on the military front in recent weeks, with Washington accusing Tehran of threatening American forces and interests in Iraq and in the Gulf.Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, suggested in New York as he arrived for a meeting at the United Nations that Iran could immediately ratify an agreement to allow broader inspections of its nuclear facilities by U.N. inspectors if the U.S. dropped its sanctions.China urged Washington to consider the offer, calling it “a positive signal that Iran is willing to seek a compromise solution.”The Pentagon said Thursday’s incident happened in international waters while the Boxer was entering the Gulf. The Boxer is among several U.S. Navy ships in the area, including the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier that has been operating in the North Arabian Sea for weeks in response to rising tensions.The Iranians and Americans have had close encounters in the Strait of Hormuz in the past, and it is not unprecedented for Iran to fly a drone near a U.S. warship.Zarif blamed Washington for the escalation and accused the Trump administration of “trying to starve our people” and “deplete our treasury” through sanctions.___ last_img read more

5000 reward for information in Oregon bank robbery

first_imgThe Oregon Financial Institutions Security Task Force (FIST) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the man responsible for an armed bank robbery on Monday, January 31, 2011. The suspect displayed a handgun inside the Chase Bank located at 630 Center Street NE in Salem. When a customer attempted to follow the suspect outside the bank, the robber fired one shot at him. No one was hurt.Witnesses describe the man as:Race: White Age: 30-40 years oldHeight: 5’8″-5’10”Weight/Build: StockyClothing: Black jacket, blue jeans, black gloves, a GAP baseball cap, and a black mask covering his nose and mouthThe man may have used an older model, dark grey Ford SUV (possibly either an Explorer or Escape) as his getaway vehicle. The plates, possibly from out-of-state, may read something similar to “STX386”.Investigators are looking at the possibility that this man is responsible for multiple bank robberies throughout the state. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 or the Salem Police Department at (503) 588-6123.Oregon FIST is a cooperative effort made up of representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of FIST is to help reduce crimes.last_img read more

School bond could influence growth

first_imgRidgefield schools bond voteo When: Feb. 14, 2012o Cost: $47 million over 20 years; for households, $1.73 per $1,000 assessed valuation of home.o Pays for: Infrastructure, safety improvements for Ridgefield’s four schools.Eight years ago, when Corwin Beverage searched for a location to build a modern facility with increased storage space for its soft drink distribution business, Ridgefield’s combination of land availability and its location off Interstate 5 sold company officials.Since relocating its facilities from Vancouver and Kelso to Ridgefield in 2003, the company has relied on the area to supply it with entry-level workers, many of whom are fresh out of high school. While not a chief determining factor in Corwin Beverage’s relocation, school district quality remains important to the “blue collar” business — not only does it hire local workers, but it often promotes within, said Heidi Schultz, vice president of human resources.“The schools aren’t going to be a deal-breaker for a distribution warehouse,” she said, “but it’s an attractive benefit.”That’s probably good news for Ridgefield, population 4,763.The city is on the verge of tremendous business and population growth over the next 20 years, thanks to land availability along I-5, officials say. However, the promise of ample space and opportunity along the corridor runs contrary to the realities found in the city’s school district, where facilities are overcrowded, outdated and in desperate need of a facelift, according to school officials.In February, Ridgefield’s school district will attempt to pass a $47 million bond to upgrade its four schools over the next 20 years. If the bond passes, residents would pay $1.73 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on their home.A bond failure would not ultimately slow business growth in Ridgefield any more than the recession already has, but it could cause some companies second thoughts about moving there, Clark County business leaders say. It could also put Ridgefield, which has passed only two school bonds in the past 20 years, at a competitive disadvantage.last_img read more

Flood insurance premiums set to rise in Washington

first_imgOLYMPIA — When Joley Spears bought her three-bedroom Aberdeen home just a few blocks from the Chehalis River last year, she was relieved to find something in her price range that was recently remodeled and had a fenced backyard for the kids.She knew she was in a flood range and would need a federal insurance policy, but one thing she wasn’t expecting was a potentially significant increase in her flood insurance rates.“No one told me,” she said. If they had, she says, “we would have bought up on a hill, where I didn’t have to have flood insurance.”In 2012, Congress passed a law requiring policyholders receiving subsidies to start paying rates based on the true risk of flooding at their properties in an effort to cover a $24 billion deficit in the National Flood Insurance Program. After public outcry over the premium hikes, Congress passed legislation earlier this month pulling back some of the insurance overhaul.However, while approximately 1.1 million policyholders won’t face immediate dramatic increases under the measure signed Friday by President Barack Obama, they will still be hit with annual premium increases. Homeowners face hikes as high as 18 percent year after year, until the government is collecting what it needs to pay out claims. Owners of businesses and second homes face increases of 25 percent each year.last_img read more

Best Chromebooks for students in 2019

first_imgThis is one of the best times to shop for a back-to-school laptop. There are plenty of deals to be had, with a number of great laptops for students selling at historically low prices. And the Chromebooks among them, as usual, deliver very strong value for the price. Killer 4K display Read the Google Pixelbook review Review • The best Chromebook (a lot of) money can buy News • New Google Pixelbook devices reportedly in the works $999 Aug 30 • Hate subscription software? Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are on sale for $60 each $999 Laptops Tablets James Martin/CNET reading • Best Chromebooks for students in 2019 See the HP Chromebook x2 review Acer Chromebook 15 Asus Chromebook C434 The Amazon bestseller See at Amazon See at Walmart See It See the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 review • The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 further expands the boundaries of what you can expect from a Chromebook in 2019. The standout feature is a terrific convertible, 15.6-inch, 4K display — but it also has a complement of solid components and a sturdy, tasteful aluminum chassis. And like most Chromebooks, it costs hundreds less than a similarly configured Windows counterpart. See at Amazon 22 Photos Now playing: Watch this: In January, Asus announced the Flip C434, which starts at around $550. It replaced the company’s Chromebook C302 — a breakout hit that was long the top-ranked bestseller in Amazon’s two-in-one category. The C434, which has a new brushed-aluminum design, features a larger 14-inch Full HD display and twice as much RAM and storage as its predecessor, in addition to more powerful Intel processor options. Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide See All See it HP’s x2 is a terrific laptop with a great detachable display, a keyboard that’s comfortable to type on and surprisingly peppy performance. And it doubles as a fabulous standalone tablet — thin and lightweight, responsive to touch and stylus, and perceptive to orientation. Plus — and this is a big one — it comes with stylus and keyboard included at a time when many premium hybrids insist you buy them separately. This Amazon configuration costs less than $500. That’s a very good deal. 2:44 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice HP Chromebook x2 See the Asus Chromebook C434 review Best Buy Aug 29 • Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 $999 Google makes its own Chromebook, of course. The Pixelbook is a sleek convertible that works as both laptop and a tablet. Among its standout features is the sharp, bright touchscreen and blazing fast, lag-free performance courtesy a selection of higher-end Intel processors that are about as powerful as you’ll find in a Chromebook. But the Pixelbook is also quite expensive, starting at $999, and that doesn’t include the Pixelbook Pen stylus, which will tack on an additional $99. Introduced in 2017, the Pixelbook is a little long in the tooth now, and we expect Google to deliver a revamped version at some point in the near-term. For now, however, Google is running a promotion for students that slashes 10% off of all Pixelbook models. See the Acer Chromebook 15 review Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new prices and availability.  2 Mentioned Above Google Pixelbook Walmart Google Pixelbook is pretty and powerful for a Chromebook Big display, big battery life, bargain price See at Amazon If you’re looking for a big display, the Acer Chromebook 15 delivers with a 15.6-inch IPS touchscreen. Amazon has a solid configuration for under $300. In addition to the super-size screen, it also has great battery life, loud speakers, a backlit keyboard and enough power to get you through the basics. That noted, Asus, HP and Lenovo now also sell 15-inch Chromebook laptops in the same approximate price range that are worth a look.  Adorama See It Meet the Chromebooks of 2019 (so far) Whether you’re looking for an ultraportable, convertible or traditional laptop for a kid in elementary school or a college student, there are plenty of Chromebook options in the $200 to $400 price range and some really good ones that start between $500 and $600. Bottom line: Any one of the Chromebooks highlighted below should do the trick for most students. Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Sarah Tew/CNET Google Pixelbook CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sarah Tew/CNET See It Google’s Chrome operating system excels at the basics. It’s great for getting stuff done like email, working in documents and spreadsheets and browsing the internet. But it’s also well-suited to entertainment tasks like watching movies, listening to music and, er, browsing the internet. And it’s doubly true if you’re already immersed in Google’s ecosystem, which extends from apps such as Gmail and Google Docs to the Pixel phone or one of the company’s smart home devices. Comments $979 Excellent Chromebook 2-in-1 18 Photos Acer Chromebook 15 is a big laptop that’s also a big… Google’s pricey, homegrown Chromebook Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 11 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm room Best back-to-school headphones Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 James Martin/CNET Aug 29 • Best college laptops for 2019 From my perspective, Chrome has two major advantages over the competition: It’s free — insofar as anything online is free — and it’s simple. In contrast, you’ll need to shell out closer to $1,000 to get a current-generation Apple laptop with its gold-standard MacOS operating system. And though you can get a very entry-level Dell or HP laptop for about $150, you’re stuck with Windows and all of its licenses, patches and updates. Blech! There are a handful of things that a Chromebook can’t do, however. You can’t install Photoshop, Steam or any other Windows- or Mac-dependent application. If you’re in a niche field of study that requires esoteric or highly technical applications — or non-web based software for exams — you may need to think twice. Otherwise, you should be pretty well set up working with Google’s increasingly vast library of Android apps in addition to all of the online apps and services that run through your browser.  See also Google Pixelbook See at Amazon Tags Aug 29 • Save up to $500 on Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets Acer Asus Chrome Chrome OS Google HP Intel Lenovolast_img read more