U.K. Judges Say Apple Is Getting Cute With Samsung Court Order

first_imgTags:#Apple#infringement#Samsung dan rowinski More than a few people were eager to see how Apple would comply with a British appellate-court order this summer to state publicly  that tablet competitor Samsung had not copied its iPad design. Well, it’s done so, and at least three people — the appellate judges — are unhappy with Apple’s effort. Here’s the statement on apple.com.Look at Apple’s statement below.  Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Apple, which had charged in the U.K. that Samsung infringed on its registered designs, but the original judge disagreed and took the unsusual step of ordering Apple to publicly state that it’s accusation was false.According to The Guardian, the three-judge panel said that Apple’s statement does not comply and is erroneous. It has ordered Apple to publish a notice on its home page within 48 hours pointing to a corrected statement in, “not less than 11-point font,” according to the Guardian. Apple said that it could not comply in less than 14 days, which at least one judge found incredible. Specifically, the judges took issue with how Apple its acknowledgement included statements from the original judge, Colin Birss;  information about other, German, infringement actions; and the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial in California, which Apple won this summer. According to Bloomberg, Apple lawyer Michael Beloff said of the court order and his firm’s response, “the only purpose is to dispel commercial uncertainty,” and that it was not “designed to punish, it is not designed to make us grovel.”I think that the way Apple has fought the U.K. ruling and now how it has acted on its court-ordered obligations shows a company that thinks it is above the law. It is easy to imagine a boardroom full of Apple executives turning purple over the British court order. So, the best way to avoid looking bad is to fuzz the situation to make itself look good rather than give Samsung (and the U.K. court) an inch. I think sometimes the high road is the one that holds the most honor, gains the most respect. Apple had an opportunity to both dispel commercial uncertaintly and regain honor and respect. It failed.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

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Join a Savings Challenge

first_imgBy Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, oneill@aesop.rutgers.eduAmerica Saves Week and Military Saves Week are February 27 to March 4 so now is a good time to discuss savings strategies with service members. What is the best way to “find” money to save? There is no one right answer. Automatic payroll deductions work well for many people. For example, they have deposits into a credit union savings account or the Thrift Savings Plan automatically taken out of their paycheck, before they can spend it. Other people do well by saving loose change in a jar and depositing it periodically in a savings account as the jar fills up.Find more info at http://militarysaves.org/A third way to save money is to complete a savings challenge that gradually ramps up (or down) weekly deposits. While many people start these challenges during the first full week of January, as a New Year’s resolution, they can be started at any time. For example, another option is to make a “catch up deposit,” perhaps using tax refund money, in February or March and then complete a calendar year challenge from that point forward until the end of December.Below is a description of six different savings challenges and how they operate:The 52-Week Money Challenge– This challenge begins with a $1 deposit during Week #1. The weekly deposit rises by $1 per week and reaches $52 during the final week of the Challenge (Week #52), with total savings of $1,378. Some people have suggested doing the 52-Week Money Challenge in reverse if people have more money in January (e.g., from holiday gifts or a year-end bonus at work) than they do in December, which tends to be a very expensive month for many people with holiday gifts and travel. The “reverse challenge” strategy is also very motivating. After five weeks, you already have $250 saved. A third way to do the 52-Week Money Challenge is to pick an amount each week that you can afford (e.g., $25 one week and $16 the next) and complete the challenge in any order. Tracking forms are available athttp://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/files/2014/01/52-Week-Money-Challenge.pdfhttps://www.affinityplus.org/Portals/0/Documents/Blog/52Week.pdfhttps://www.lgfcu.org/sites/default/files/docs/52week_challenge.pdfThe 365-Day Penny Challenge- With this challenge, people make a daily savings deposit and increase their deposit by a penny a day. At the end of a year, they have $667.95 of savings. A description and tracking form are available at http://funhappyhome.com/2016/01/365-day-penny-saving-challenge-save-667-in-one-year/. Like the 52-Week Money Challenge, the 365-Day Penny Challenge can be done forward, backward, or in any order that works for savers.The 52-Week Youth Money Challenge– This challenge is for parents to use to encourage their children to save. See http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/52-week-money-challenge-for-youth0315. Weekly savings deposits are 10 weeks each of $1, $2, $3, $4, and $5, resulting in $150 of savings. Week #51 is an optional $25 from birthday gifts and Week #52 is an optional $25 from holiday gifts ($200 total). There is also an option for parents to provide a 50% ($100) match of their child’s savings, resulting in total annual savings of $300.The 15-Week Money Challenge– This challenge is for high school and college students and adults with short-term financial goals. See http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/15-week-college-student-money-challenge0715. The Basic Challenge includes five weeks of $10 savings, five weeks of $20 savings, and five weeks of $30 savings, resulting in a total accumulation of $300. The “Hard Core” Challenge starts with a $10 weekly deposit and ramps up the savings deposit by $5 per week for a final deposit of $80, resulting in a total accumulation of $675.The $2,500 Savings Challenge- This challenge begins with a $2 deposit during Week #1. The weekly deposit rises by $2 per week and reaches a high of $98. There are two weeks “off” at a saver’s discretion and a $50 deposit is made during the final week of the Challenge (Week #50), with total savings of $2,500. Like the 52-Week Money Challenge and the 365-Day Penny Challenge, the $2,500 Savings Challenge can be done forward, backward, or in any order that works for individual savers. See http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/50-week-2500-savings-challengeThe 30-Day $100 Savings Challenge– This challenge is for small dollar amounts andshort-term financial goals. The challenge format is saving $1 for five days, $2 for five days, $3 for five days, $4 for five days, and $5 for ten days, resulting in $100 of savings on Day #30: http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/30-day-100-savings-challenge-0416. Like several other challenges, deposits can be made in any order throughout the month.  For example, some people may have more money to save at the beginning of a month than the end.last_img read more

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Hurricane-hit US Brings Unexpected Business Bonanza for India

first_imgThe United States, the world’s biggest cotton exporting nation, is facing a setback in the business following the devastating Hurricane Irma. Most top cotton buyers are now heading to India to secure supplies.Dealers, most of whom are in Asia, fear that the fierce storms that hit the United States recently have negatively affected the size and quality of the crop, Reuters reported.In the last seven days, India, which is the second biggest cotton exporter after the United States, has sealed deals to sell about a million bales of the crop to top buyers like Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Pakistan and Indonesia, as compared with the sale of 3,00,000 bales two weeks back. The cotton exported to these countries will be later sold to big brands like H&M, Inditex -owned Zara and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Industry experts believe that similar contracts will come for India in the coming weeks too, which will help the country’s export grow by a quarter in the 2017/18 season beginning October.“Indian cotton has great chances this year,” Chirag Patel, the chief executive at Jaydeep Cotton Fibers Pvt. Ltd., one of Asia’s leading exporter, told the news agency, adding that top cotton buyers are switching to Indian crop from the United States.America’s Loss, India’s GainGeorgia and Texas, the major cotton producing states in the United States, are the two areas where Hurricane Irma and Harvey showed their fury. Cotton plants have the ability to survive storms, but the impact of the hurricanes will make them more prone to insects and diseases. Cotton buyers believe that Hurricane Irma has negatively impacted the quality of the crop.“We definitely lost cotton in Texas. It wiped out 500,000-600,000 bales,” said Peter Egli, risk manager at Plexus Cotton Ltd.According to the US Department of Agriculture, in 2016, the country exported 86 per cent of the cotton produced, of which 69 per cent went exclusively to Asia.Other cotton producers like Brazil and Australia get benefitted from lower supplies from the United States, but they will find it hard to match the low prices offered by India. A bumper harvest is currently going on in the nation to cash in on the opportunity to the fullest.“Traders in India, also the world’s biggest cotton producer, signed their export deals at around 80 cents per lb on a cost and freight basis, nearly 2 cents lower than the supplies from the United States,” dealers said, according to the report.A record harvest of 40 million bales is expected in India during this quarter beginning from October 01. Patel also added that the record harvest will bring domestic prices down, and make the export business more competitive.“Favorable crop conditions would help India sell 7.5 million bales of cotton on the world market in 2017/18 against 6 million bales in the previous year,” Nayan Mirani, a partner at Khimji Visram & Sons, a leading cotton exporter, said.Some traders believe that India’s export business in 2017-18 may even cross 8 million bales if China, the biggest cotton consumer in the world, steps up to buy the crop from India.Advantages of Buying Cotton from IndiaIndia was finding it hard to fetch deals over the past few months for various reasons, such as the rising value of Rupee, and unattractive global prices. But the recent Hurricane Irma and a rally in global prices made things easier for Indian traders to obtain profitable deals.Proximity is another crucial factor that makes India a favorite destination among Asian buyers. Cargoes from the United States usually take more than 50 days to reach places like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam. On the other hand, Indian cotton to these nations can reach within two weeks.“India’s new season crop will be available to buyers from October, but the supplies from the United States will reach consumers only in January,” said Mirani of Khimji Visram, a top exporter.Even in the midst of these unfavorable developments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week said that cotton output in the country is seen at 21.76 million bales for 2017-18 as compared to the 20.55 million bales projected last month. Related ItemsCotton Exports IndiaCotton Farms IndiaCotton farms USCotton India USCotton Texas GeorgiaHurricane HarveyHurricane IrmaLittle Indialast_img read more

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Have you seen these pics of Deepika Padukone from her Kingfisher calendar girl days?

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Kimi Raikkonen contract came as no surprise to Sergio Perez

first_imgFerrari’s decision to retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2018 came as no surprise to Mexican Sergio Perez, whose hopes of one day joining the Italian team appear to be fading fast.”I was expecting it,” the Force India driver, still in negotiations with his team about next year, told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix when asked about Ferrari’s announcement earlier in the week.Perez, a former Ferrari academy driver, has made no secret of his desire to join a top team.A move to the Italian outfit would be a dream scenario for Mexican Grand Prix promoters, whose Formula One circuit is named after the late Ferrari drivers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez.The 27-year-old, who had a difficult season with McLaren in 2013, has had seven career podium finishes but remains surprisingly under-rated.Ferrari’s decision to retain 2007 world champion Raikkonen, who will be 38 in October, for one more season gives the team breathing space until other top drivers become available at the end of next year.Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel also looks sure to stay after his contract expires this year, but that has yet to be confirmed.Perez said he expected his own situation to be resolved soon, with his personal sponsors also involved.”Hopefully once we go into Asia, my future is secured. I’m in no hurry, I know that I am in a good position,” he said.”There are a couple of options that we are analysing and trying to get the best one,” he added when asked whether he was looking long-term or for a one-year deal. The last European race of the season is in Italy on September 3.advertisementReuters PhotoPerez was also critical of the yawning gap between the best and the rest in Formula One.”What is frustrating for me is the way the sport is at the moment, with simply a team or two teams being able to compete for the top and then there is a big margin behind,” said the Mexican.”If you are not in those two teams it is very difficult. Then you are in the same position as everyone else around you.”Force India are currently fourth in the championship after 11 races, more than 200 points behind champions Mercedes and Ferrari.last_img read more

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Microsemi: third-party IP offerings for PolarFire FPGAs at embedded world

first_img Continue Reading Previous Phaedrus Systems: Tracealyzer 4 with new user interface and stunning live viewsNext Mouser: Renesas’ latest versatile, low-power RX130 32-bit MCUs now shipping Microsemi has expanded the third-party intellectual property offerings for its cost-optimized, low power, mid-range PolarFire FPGAs. With new support of artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning IP and HDMI 2.0b interfaces, the company’s PolarFire device can now be used in industrial artificial intelligence applications which leverage the rich resources in the FPGA, particularly the large quantities of digital signal processor math blocks and embedded RAMs.The newly expanded IP offerings make Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs ideal for a wide variety of machine vision applications within the industrial, medical imaging, retail, defense and automotive markets. The HDMI 2.0b IP, available through Microsemi’s collaboration with Bitec, enables displays up to 4K (ultrahigh definition) resolution, which can be used for AI applications such as retail advertising, smart mirror displays as well as traditional display designs like media servers and display walls. Machine learning or AI IP, offered via Microsemi’s collaboration with ASIC Design Services, is a key component for machine vision applications such as sensing objects, enabling applications such as surveillance cameras to detect faces or in retail for targeted advertising, as well as advanced driver assist systems applications allowing automobiles to detect cars, pedestrians or other objects.The low power characteristics of flash-based FPGAs, coupled with Microsemi’s FlashFreeze mode of operation and “instant on” capability, makes PolarFire a compelling platform for AI designs implemented on FPGAs. ASIC Design Services’ solution allows FPGA developers and machine learning experts to bridge the semantic gap between high-level model specification and FPGA design. For customers with limited prior experience, ASIC Design Services provides a full turnkey service including design and deep learning training, accelerating time to market.The new IP cores for PolarFire FPGAs were brought to market by Bitec and ASIC Design Services via Microsemi’s Accelerate Ecosystem.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Stillitano: No intention of Super League

first_imgInternational Champions Cup ICC organiser Stillitano has ‘no intention’ for European Super League Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 00:04 9/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Charlie Stillitano ICC Getty Images International Champions Cup UEFA Champions League Benfica v CSKA Moskva Manchester United v Basel Olympiakos Piraeus v Sporting CP Chelsea v Qarabağ Bayern München v Anderlecht Barcelona v Juventus Roma v Atlético Madrid Celtic v PSG Shakhtar Donetsk v Napoli RB Leipzig v Monaco Porto v Beşiktaş Feyenoord v Manchester City Liverpool v Sevilla Real Madrid v APOEL Maribor v Spartak Moskva Qarabağ Anderlecht Porto Real Madrid Bayern München Olympiakos Piraeus Beşiktaş PSG Spartak Moskva Maribor Manchester United RB Leipzig CSKA Moskva Benfica Basel Sporting CP Chelsea Barcelona Juventus Roma Atlético Madrid Celtic Napoli Shakhtar Donetsk Monaco Feyenoord Manchester City Liverpool Sevilla APOEL Opinion The American supremo faced criticism last year after being seen in discussions with Premier League clubs but a closed competition is off the agenda Charlie Stillitano, chief architect of the International Champions Cup, has moved to allay fears of European football fans by declaring that he has no intention of organising a breakaway Super League.ICC head Stillitano faced a wave of criticism in March 2016 for attending a meeting with executives from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United with the suggestion that an alternative to the Champions League was being proposed.Stillitano believes that the ICC will remain an integral part of pre-season preparations and enjoys good relationships with many of the clubs involved. However there is no intention on the part of the ICC and its parent company Relevant Sports to set up a competition to the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “We don’t want a closed league, we don’t want a European Super League,” Stillitano told Goal at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester. “We want to build the ICC and we’d love to make it as authentic and competitive as possible.Stillitano nonetheless believes that the time will come when discussions take place between the biggest clubs and their respective national associations and confederations about alternative competitions. In that eventuality, the 57-year-old believes his organisation could help implement any plans they might have.“We never have an intention of starting some runaway league,” he said. “This has never been our intention nor is it now our intention.“What we have said is we’d love if and when teams and leagues decide to do something official, we think we’re uniquely qualified to handle that. That doesn’t mean we’ll even be considered because it’s clearly up to the teams or the confederations to make the decisions.“But we think we do a good job with that, we’re very respectful of the game and we’d be happy to be a part of it. We’re not forming some runaway league.”Casemiro Real Madrid Lionel Messi Barcelona ICCThe ICC held its fifth edition this summer with 19 matches taking place in three countries during the European off-season. The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain competed across China, Singapore and multiple venues in the United States.The competitions is growing in popularity with an average of over 48,000 people attending the summer games but a closed competition on foreign soil remains off the agenda.“The way it was reported I completely understand the fans’ concerns,” Stillitano said. “The question was really asked ‘Can a closed league work?’ and the answer is ‘Yes’ if you look at the NFL and even MLS is a closed league. But it’s anathema to what we have here in Europe.”The guys in the NFL would argue it should be closed, you build the product, you can have consistent teams, you’ve consistent brands and you can build this together.“What they’re missing is we don’t have that in Europe and it’s not part of our culture. Move on.”When people read some of the things I was purposed to say I understand why they were concerned but it’s not accurate.”last_img read more

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Scotland vs Netherlands: Team news & TV guide

first_imgScotland v Netherlands Scotland vs Netherlands: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 18:50 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andy Robertson Scotland Getty Images Scotland v Netherlands Scotland Netherlands Friendlies Interim boss Malky Mackay leads an experimental squad into the friendly clash against a demoralised Oranje in Aberdeen Both Scotland and the Netherlands will be watching the 2018 World Cup from afar after they failed to qualify, so the final international break of 2017 will allow them to begin the process of recovery.Since the conclusion of their qualification campaigns, there have been a number of changes to both teams, with the Scots parting company with manager Gordon Strachan and the Dutch losing their star player Arjen Robben to retirement.Having endured the disappointment of missing the World Cup, both sides will be eager to give their fans something to cheer about at Pittodrie as they bring the curtain down on a year to forget. 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 Game Scotland vs Netherlands Date Thursday, November 9 Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Daley Blind NetherlandsIn the United Kingdom (UK), the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football and by live stream via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the United States (US), the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN 3 and by live stream using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN 3 WatchESPN SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Scotland players Goalkeepers Archer, Gordon, Marshall Defenders Berra, Cooper, Hanlon, Mulgrew, Paterson, Robertson, Tierney Midfielders Armstrong, Brown, Forrest, Fraser, Jack, McGinn, McGregor, McLean, Phillips, Shinnie  Forwards Christie, Cummings Interim head coach Malky Mackay has named an experimental Scotland squad that is missing a number of key players. Captain Darren Fletcher and Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths have withdrawn from the squad.There are eight uncapped players in the panel, including Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie and Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor, but there is no place for the likes of Jordan Rhodes or Robert Snodgrass.Potential Scotland starting XI: Gordon; Jack, Berra, Tierney, Robertson; Forrest, Armstrong, McLean, Christie; McGregor; Phillips. Position Netherlands players Goalkeepers Cillessen, Vorm, Zoet Defenders Ake, Van Dijk, Hoedt, De Ligt, Rekik, Tete, Veltman Midfielders Van de Beek, Blind, Van Ginkel, Propper, Sneijder, Strootman, Vilhena, Wijnaldum Forwards Babel, Berghuis, Depay, Dost, Janssen, Locadia, Promes The Netherlands have one glaring absentee in the form of Arjen Robben, who announced his retirement from international football following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.However, Wesley Sneijder returns to the panel, as does Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis, while Donny van de Beek and Jurgen Locadia could earn their first caps.Potential Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen; Ake, Van Dijk, De Ligt; Blind, Wijnaldum, Propper, Sneijder; Depay, Janssen, Promes.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Kieran Tierney, Scotland trainingThe Netherlands are 21/20 favourites to win the game according to dabblebet, with Scotland priced at 5/2 to beat the Dutch. A draw between the sides in Aberdeen is considered a 9/4 bet.Click here to see all the dabblebet’s markets and odds for the game, such as first goalscorer, correct score and more.GAME PREVIEW Memphis Depay NetherlandsMissing out on a place at the World Cup will have hurt both nations, but for three-time finalists the Netherlands, it is perhaps more keenly felt.Traditionally one of the chief forces of European football, the Dutch team’s inability to reach the biggest stage in football follows their failure to reach Euro 2016 and, as such, has prompted serious questions as to what the future holds.While they are now without stars such as Arjen Robben, the Netherlands still boast a clutch of high quality – and relatively young – players, such as Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Virgil van Dijk. However, the new generation have much to prove in the coming years.The proverbial changing of the guard begins with their clash against the Scots – themselves in need of a radical overhaul – and they will be determined to end the year on a high note against Romania five days later.last_img read more

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Rory McIlroy returns hungry for victory and with an eye on the Masters

first_imgShare on Messenger Golf If the clear mitigating circumstance of injury provides context, it is still worthy of note that 16 months have passed since Rory McIlroy last won a tournament.Having pressed the reset button on his career the only danger attached to the 28-year-old’s return to competitive action after a lay-off since early October may resonate in a rush to return to the podium. A fascinating buildup to the Masters – which will include an unprecedented eight tournament appearances – begins from Thursday in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy missed this event in 2017 because of the rib problem that disrupted the rest of his year. Share on Facebook Topics Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Reuse this content Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. European Tourcenter_img “I’d love to win again,” McIlroy said on Tuesday. “I don’t think there is any better feeling than winning a golf tournament.“I’ve practised and I’ve played, obviously not competitively in a proper tournament but I’ve shot some really good scores over the last few weeks. That’s different from being out here with a card in your hand but from everything I’ve seen in practice, there is no reason to think it is not that far away.”McIlroy didn’t quite agree with the notion a win would be essential before he arrives at Augusta National. “I don’t need to win but I’d love to,” he added. “It would be ideal if I was to win one of these next eight events, in fact not just one. It would be great for my confidence going into Augusta. I’d love to get back in the winner’s circle as soon as possible.”A noticeably lean McIlroy – he spoke of taking food matters “more seriously” after hiring a dietician – launched ferocious drives on the Abu Dhabi range on Tuesday in the style common before his injury.“I was excited to be done,” said the 28-year-old of last season’s end. “After three and a half months, I’m very happy to be back. I felt like I needed it [the break] physically and mentally. I’ve been out here for 10 years and it felt like a bit of a sabbatical.“Mentally I wasn’t in a great place and that was because of where I was physically. I feel prepared now, I feel ready and I feel ready to challenge. I feel really good about where I’m at with my health. I’ve put all that behind me, which has been great.”The Ryder Cup will inevitably feature on McIlroy’s list of 2018 goals, with Europe aiming to reclaim the trophy in France. The four times major champion is aware of a widely held sense that the current US team, which prevailed comfortably at Hazeltine in 2016, should be the strong favourites to do likewise again. And still, he delivered a pointed warning.“The Americans are very strong and I think for the first time in a long time they have a real cohesion,” McIlroy said. “There is a core group of young players that will be around for a long time.“But if you look at Hazeltine and how they set the course up; big wide fairways, no rough, pins in the middle of greens. It wasn’t set up for the way the Europeans like to play. I think Paris will be a completely different kettle of fish, so different.“So I’m confident. Everything being all well and good I’ll be on that team and I feel like we’ll have a really good chance.“The Americans have obviously been buoyant about their chances but it’s never as easy as that. The Ryder Cup is always close. It always comes down to a few key moments and it will be no different in Paris. I think we’ll have a great team and it definitely won’t be as easy as they think it’s going to be.”But first, to the individual matters which will provide a compelling opening to this golfing year. Share on Twitter Tommy Fleetwood: ‘I want to win majors and play in multiple Ryder Cups’ Share on LinkedIn Rory McIlroy Share via Email Since you’re here… news Read morelast_img read more

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Former Penn State Star Signs Big New NFL Contract

first_imgView of the Beaver stadium.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)The new league year for the NFL begins in just a few days. With only a week left to make final decisions on impending free agents, NFL teams are deciding who to spend money on and who to let go.The Tampa Bay buccaneers locked up offensive lineman Donovan Smith. The former Penn State star was set to become was set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13 – when the new league year officially kicks in.Instead, he signed a three-year, $41.25 million deal to remain with the Bucs. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, $27 million of the $41.25 million is guaranteed.Here’s the news from Schefter.Buccaneers are giving OT Donvovan Smith a 3-year, $41.25 millon deal, including $27 million fully guaranteed at signing, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2019Smith has been a mainstay on the Tampa Bay offensive line. He’s started every game for the Buccaneers since the team used a second-round pick on the former Nittany Lions star in 2014.“We always aim to develop our players and reward them for their productivity and reliability, so keeping Donovan as a Buccaneer was a major priority for us this offseason,” Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said about the deal.Smith stated 31 games for the Nittany Lions before he left for the NFL.He’ll hold down the left side of the offensive line for new coach Bruce Arians.last_img read more

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Keanu Reeves’ Arch Motorcycle Shop Debuts Hyper-Limited Method 143

first_imgMaking use of a 143 cubic-inch S&S Cycle V-Twin engine, the Method 143 is sure to have world-altering horsepower and torque, although Arch is keeping actual stats close to the vest for now. It will likely sound delicious since Arch has piped the V-Twin through a MotoGP-inspired titanium exhaust with a carbon fiber skin on its muffler. And, like its performance stats, Arch is keeping the price of this metallic sculpture under wraps. It’ll be high, but like the KRGT-1 before it, it’ll be worth every penny. Unfortunately, only 23 lucky individuals will be able to part with those pennies as once those 23 are finished, that’s it. Editors’ Recommendations The Custom Indian x Traeger Motorcycle Features a Legit Barbecue Grill Sidecar What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Carbon Fiber Explained: Why It’s the Perfect Outdoor Gear Material Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture It was great showing NASCAR hero Kurt Busch around the ARCH Motorcycle Company factory today. Look for footage from his…Posted by Arch Motorcycle on Wednesday, March 16, 2016Arch came to life after Keanu Reeves asked friend Gard Hollinger to help customize a motorcycle of his. Over a few months, the two had countless back-and-forths about what they wanted the bike to look like. Increasingly, Hollinger figured out Reeves was looking for something else than what he had brought to him. They finally settled on building their own unique custom motorcycle: the KRGT-1. It wasn’t anything like the original conceit Reeves came to Hollinger with, but the pair loved the end result so much that they decided to make a business out of it. That is, after Reeves convinced Gard to do it with the single line: “Because we all die someday.” Hollinger became the builder and designer, Reeves, the man in front of the camera and guy with a font of ideas and motivation.It’s been quite some time since those initial meetings and, from the looks of the Method 143 and the company’s all-new Arch 1S, the pair have definitely struck a chord with the motorcycling world. When I last spoke with Hollinger a year ago, he said he couldn’t wait to show the world what the brothers-in-arms were creating in their small workshop in west Los Angeles. Now that we’ve seen the Method 143, we can’t wait to see what they come up with next. The standard Keanu Reeves “Whoa” gif just isn’t enough for how freaking badass the latest creation from Reeves’ Arch Motorcycle company: the Method 143. Coming off the heels of the company’s highly successful and  addictively raw KRGT-1, the Method 143 continues the brand’s commitment to limited quantities, high-dollar price tags, engineering excellence, and an almost limitless array of custom flourishes available to Arch’s clientele.Designed around a carbon fiber monocell chassis — the first of its kind in the motorcycle world — the Method 143 is a purposeful-looking machine to behold. In addition to its revolutionary chassis, integrated into the bike’s frame is its fuel cell. At the front of the motorcycle are a set of Ohlins FGRT forks with an Arch proprietary setup. At the back, an Ohlins rear shock coupled to a CNC machined, billet aluminum, single-sided swingarm.Front and rear brakes are handled by ISR Monoblocs, while the fronts get dual six-piston calipers and the rears receives a single four-piston unit. Mounted on Arch’s own carbon fiber “Turbine” wheels are Michelin Power RS tires. However, it’s the heart of this motorcycle that will send shivers down your spine.last_img read more

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Bankers can now take decision without fear CVC sets up panel to

first_imgNew Delhi: Anti-corruption agency CVC has set up the Advisory Board for Banking Frauds, headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin, to examine bank frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend actions, in line with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s call for protecting honest decision making. This development will instill a sense of protection among bankers from prosecution for genuine decisions, and promote lending. It will decide whether the case is a criminal act or a genuine commercial decision and accordingly, recommend the future course of action. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalWhen asked about the move of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar said this will enable bankers to take genuine and commercially prudent decision without fear. The panel in its previous avatar was called the ‘Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds’. The Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF), formed in consultation with the RBI, would function as the first level of examination of all large fraud cases before recommendations or references are made to the investigative agencies by the respective public sector banks (PSBs), CVC said in an order. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe four-member board’s jurisdiction would be confined to those cases involving the level of officers of general manager and above in the PSB in case of allegation of fraud in a borrowal account, it said. Lenders would refer all large fraud cases above Rs 50 crore to the board and on receipt of its recommendation or advice, the bank concerned would take further action in such matter, it said. “(The) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may also refer any case or matter to the board where it has any issue or difficulty or in technical matters with the PSB concerned,” it said. Other members of the panel are Madhusudan Prasad, former Urban Development Secretary; D K Pathak, former director general of the Border Security Force; and Suresh N Patel, former MD and CEO of Andhra Bank. The tenure of the chairman and members would be of two years, the order said. It further said the board will also periodically carry out frauds analysis in the financial system and give inputs for policy formulation related to the fraud to the RBI. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will provide required secretarial services, logistic and analytical support along with the necessary funding to the board headquartered in Delhi. To check such incidences, the government has already issued the ‘framework for timely detection, reporting, and investigation relating to large-value bank frauds’ to PSBs, which makes it clear that all accounts exceeding Rs 50 crore, if classified as an NPA, should be examined by banks from the angle of possible fraud.last_img read more

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Several hundred prisoners to be released on Gandhi Jayanti

first_imgNew Delhi: Several hundred prisoners, who have not been convicted for murder, rape and corruption, will be released from jails across India on October 2 to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said on Sunday. The number of prisoners to be released on Gandhi Jayanti could be around 600 and the final list is being prepared by the Union Home Ministry in close coordination with state governments and the union territory administrations. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh According to a Home Ministry official, under the scheme for special remission to prisoners to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, so far 1,424 prisoners have been released by states and Union territories in two phases — on October 2, 2018 and April 6, 2019. The third phase of release is due on October 2 and the action is underway by states and UTs, the official said. Prisoners, including politicians, who have been convicted in cases of murder, rape or corruption, will not be released as part of the amnesty scheme announced by the government last year for the year-long celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Women convicts aged 55 years and above and male convicts of 60 years or more, who have completed half of their sentence, and a few other categories of prisoners in jails across the country will be released under the amnesty scheme, the official said. Transgender convicts of 55 years of age and above, who have completed half of their actual sentence period, without counting the period of general remission earned by them, physically challenged or disabled convicts with 70 per cent disability and more, duly certified by a medical board, who have completed half of their actual sentence period will be eligible for release. However, the special remission is not to be granted to persons convicted for an offence for which the sentence is death penalty or where death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. The other categories of prisoners who will not be considered for amnesty are: persons convicted for an offence for which punishment of death has been specified as one of the punishments, persons convicted for an offence for which punishment of life imprisonment has been specified as one of the punishments. Those convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act, The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1985 (TADA), The Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (POTA), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO), Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA), Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 will not be released.last_img read more

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Factory fire kills 19 in east China official

first_imgBeijing: A factory fire has killed 19 people in east China, local authorities said Monday, in the latest deadly incident to hit the country’s industrial sector. The fire broke out on Sunday at a factory in Ninghai county, eastern Zhejiang province, said the local government on its official Twitter-like Weibo account. The incident, which is under investigation, occurred at a facility owned by the Ruiqi Daily Necessities Company. Among eight people rescued from the fire, three were injured and sent to hospital for medical treatment, said Ninghai authorities. It made for a deadly weekend in China ahead of the communist-led country’s 70th-anniversary celebrations on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Vancouver US A man opened fire Thursday in the

first_imgVancouver (US): A man opened fire Thursday in the lobby of a building for senior residents, killing a man and wounding two women and then barricading himself inside his apartment before surrendering, police said. The injuries of the wounded people were critical and they were taken to a hospital, fire department officials said. The shooter was identified by police Thursday evening as 80-year-old Robert E. Breck, a resident of the 15-story Smith Tower building. Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said he surrendered. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Breck was booked into Clark County Jail on suspicion of murder and attempted murder charges. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer. Some parts of the building had been evacuated during the standoff and other residents were told to stay inside their apartments. All were allowed back into their residences Thursday evening, police said. Kapp said police did not know what led to the shooting or the identities of the people who were shot. Kapp said the patrol officers who responded were replaced with SWAT team officers who have more tactical training because of the complexity of the situation. During the negotiations with the suspect, SWAT officers could be seen standing on balconies on several floors. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests This is a situation where it’s a retirement community, so we have elderly residents as well as an elevator situation, Kapp said. We don’t know where the suspect is when you have a multi-story building like that. Austin Studebaker said he was buying drinks at a convenience store across the street from the building when he saw the most cop cars I’ve ever seen in my life swarm in. Studebaker said officers were carrying rifles and many were wearing body armor. Then Studebaker saw authorities carry a bleeding person out on a stretcher. It’s just weird, and I want to know what’s happening, he said. Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle said in a statement that our hearts go out to the victims and their families as they deal with this tragedy. Vancouver is a city of about 175,000 people just north of Portland, Oregon.last_img read more

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Wan to produce TV adaption of Gideon Falls comics

first_imgLos Angeles: James Wan has joined the ‘Gideon Falls’ TV adaption as a producer. Wan and his Atomic Monster production company have joined Hivemind in bringing the Image Comics title to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hivemind acquired the title, created by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, last year in July. The comics, which came out in 2018, is an urban horror series focusing on a group of strangers who find themselves drawn together by the mystery of something known as the Black Barn. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”To have a filmmaker of James Wan’s caliber, talent, and vision contributing to the atmospheric and terrifying world that Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have created with Gideon Falls is nothing short of incredible,” Hivemind co-founders Kathy Lingg, Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Brown said in a statement. “This is a high-powered and formidable combination for one of the most acclaimed comic series of the decade, and James and his colleagues at Atomic Monster Michael Clear and Rob Hackett are the perfect partners to help bring our adaptation to life. Fans of Gideon Falls, rest assured: We have some incredible surprises yet in store,” they added.last_img read more

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