Xiaomi Redmi 4 with Snapdragon 435 processor, 4100mAh battery launched starting at Rs 6,999

first_imgXiaomi launched the Redmi 3S (3S Prime) successor, the Redmi 4, in India on Tuesday at a starting price of Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB memory version going all the way to Rs 10,999 for the top end 4GB RAM and 64GB memory version. The Redmi 4 will also be available in 3GB RAM and 32GB memory version for Rs 8,999.Much like the Redmi 3S, the Redmi 4 also brings in some hard-to-get hardware specs at some rock-bottom prices. And just like the Redmi 3S, the Redmi 4 will also be made in India, according to Xiaomi.The Redmi 4, much like its predecessor, also comes with an all-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone, in fact, looks a lot like the Redmi Note 4, with smaller bezels. It comes with curved 2.5D glass on the front and will also come in matte black finish and gold colour options like the Redmi Note 4.It comes with a 5-inch 720p display and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor under the hood. The Redmi 4 is smoother and more thermal efficient than Lenovo’s Moto G5, according to Xiaomi.The Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.On the software side, the Redmi 4 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI. The phone will be eligible for Android Nougat preview out-of-the-box. Furthermore, the phone is backed by a 4,100mAh battery. The phone supports 4G LTE and is also VoLTE-ready.Some big shoes to fill, some new areas to conquerThe Redmi 4 will have some big shoes to fill because the Redmi 3S has been very successful for the company in question. Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain, only recently, announced that the company has sold over 40 lakh units of the Redmi 3S phone in the country in 9 months. The Redmi 3S, which was launched in India in August last year, has in fact become the highest selling phone ever available in India via the online sales model, he added.advertisementAlso Read: Nokia 3310 launched in India at Rs 3310, available from May 18The Redmi 4 comes at a time when Xiaomi is slowly and steadily ramping up its sales strategy in the country. In a bid to give its offline ambitions a boost, Xiaomi opened its first Mi Home store in India recently. Xiaomi’s first Mi Home store in India, which is located in Bengaluru, will be open for the public from May 20 and will be a one stop shop for anything and everything that the Chinese company sells in India.The company, in addition, is also looking to open Mi Home stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai in the days to come. In fact, it plans to open as many as 100 Mi Homes in the country in the next two years.The move to open a Mi Home in India is part of Xiaomi’s strategy and growing shift towards bringing its products to offline sales channels. Xiaomi phones, although value for money, are notorious for being out of stock almost all the time. An online-only sales approach also meant it was impossible for people to personally try out these phones before making a purchase. A Mi Home store will solve both the purposes.It is expected that the Mi Home would be among the first few stores in India where buyers would be able to experience the newly launched Redmi 4 in person.last_img

Rohit Sharma traverses a rough road to become India’s 24th ODI captain

first_imgWhen Rohit Sharma made his debut for India in 2007, Virat Kohli was not even in the fray for a spot in the side.A little over 10 years later, Kohli is captain of India in all three formats and Rohit is an integral part in the ODI and T20I squads. Sidelined from the Test core thanks to mixed reasons, Rohit grabbed another opportunity and slammed a hundred in his comeback match against Sri Lanka.Kohli, 29 and Rohit, 30 have immense respect for each other and their chemistry has paved the way for some scintillating partnerships in one-day cricket for India.And when the Indian captain needed a break from the hectic schedule to rest before a tour of South Africa, Rohit was the first choice to step in as captain for the ODI series against Sri LankaRohit Sharma will be India’s 24th ODI captain and the 7th Mumbai player to do so!#INDvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 27, 2017But Rohit had to work hard, especially over the last four years, to become that first choice. Despite the talent, it has not been an easy ride for the Mumbai run-machine.Not being part of the 2011 World Cup would have hurt Rohit, who saw his close mates lift the trophy in his hometown. He did return to the side but had nothing to show barring a few fifties, six of seven were against the West Indies.But it all changed in 2013, when Rohit was sent up the order to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan at the Champions Trophy in England.advertisementRohit has not look back since.He finished 2013 with 1196 runs including a brutal double hundred against Australia. In 2014, a year plagued by injuries, Rohit played 12 matches but scored an impressive 578, 264 of which came against Sri Lanka in a world-record smashing innings in Kolkata. By 2015, Rohit was an established player in the Indian set-up and his 815 runs from 17 matches included a feisty hundred against Bangladesh in the World Cup quarterfinals.BCCI PhotoIndia did not play a lot of ODIs in 2016 but he still finished with 564 and was on fire in the series against Australia.In 2017, Rohit has matched Kohli shot for shot, smashing 1076 runs including five hundreds from only 18 matches.Rohit will most likely captain India for their next six internationals after the Delhi Test (assuming Kohli is rested for the T20 series too). It will be culmination of his incredible run with the bat besides his astute leadership with Mumbai Indians where he has lifted three IPL titles.The Indian captaincy, even if on a temporary basis, is indeed a well-deserved honour for a man, who has had to battle the odds harder than a lot of his peers.last_img

Eagles Fire Coach Chip Kelly

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — GM Chip Kelly cost coach Chip Kelly his job.The Philadelphia Eagles fired Kelly Dec. 29 with one game left in his third season, dumping the coach/personnel boss after missing the playoffs in consecutive years.Kelly was released before the finale of a disappointing season that began with Super Bowl expectations. The Eagles are 6-9 after going 10-6 two years in a row. They were eliminated from playoff contention after losing to Washington at home on Dec. 26.Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie issued a one-sentence statement to reporters saying he appreciates Kelly’s contributions and wishes him success going forward.Lurie told fans in an email that he decided to make a change after “evaluating the many factors involved in our performance as a team.”The Eagles also fired Ed Marynowitz, who was Vice President of Player Personnel. Longtime NFL executive Tom Donahoe will assume the role of senior director of player personnel.Kelly gained full control of personnel decisions last off-season, winning a power struggle with then-General Manager Howie Roseman. But Kelly tore apart a winning team and several of his bold moves backfired.Since March 2014, Kelly released three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson, traded two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy, didn’t re-sign 2014 Pro Bowl wideout Jeremy Maclin, cut two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis and traded quarterback Nick Foles and a 2016 second-round draft pick for Sam Bradford.He also gave big money in free agency to running back DeMarco Murray and cornerback Byron Maxwell. Murray has been a bust and Maxwell has underperformed. Kelly even signed Tim Tebow, but released him after he won the competition for the No. 3 quarterback job.A person familiar with the decision to fire Kelly told The Associated Press that the team didn’t consider only stripping him of personnel control, opting to part with him entirely. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Lurie will address Kelly’s dismissal on Dec. 30.Kelly didn’t want players perceived as “me-first” guys. He alienated some of his players, though the only ones who spoke out against him did it after they were gone.McCoy, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher and a fan favorite, made headlines when he said there’s a reason Kelly got rid of “all the good black players.” Cornerback Brandon Boykin, who was traded to Pittsburgh, said Kelly was “uncomfortable” around black players.Other players supported Kelly and moves such as signing Murray and Maxwell contradicted McCoy’s claim. But Kelly’s reputation took a hit anyway.Shortly after Kelly was fired, former Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho tweeted: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”Suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon tweeted: “Shady, Maclin, Foles, Djax.. Smh.”Two current Eagles players, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team was not publicly discussing the firing, told the AP that several players had met in groups in recent weeks to discuss their frustration with Kelly.They said they expressed relief in text exchanges with teammates after the team announced it had fired Kelly, after most players had left the team’s practice facility for the day.Kelly replaced Andy Reid and led the Eagles to an NFC East title in 2013 after they were 4-12 a year earlier. The Eagles lost at home to New Orleans in the playoffs and missed the postseason in 2014 following a 9-3 start.They were 7-12 in Kelly’s last 19 games.Kelly was considered one of the most innovative coaches in college when the Eagles lured him away from Oregon in 2013. He brought his up-tempo offense and a unique approach that included monitoring players’ sleep habits, changing the menu in the cafeteria and playing loud music during practices.Players had protein shakes waiting for them after practice and the team took the field on Tuesdays, which is a day off for the rest of the NFL.Kelly’s offense was dynamic his first season and set several franchise records. It steadily declined the next two years. The defense has been the worst in the NFL for three seasons.Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will coach the team in the season finale at the New York Giants on Sunday.Lurie told fans President Don Smolenski and Roseman, the Executive Vice President of Footbal Operations, will assist him in the search for a new coach.Roseman helped convince Kelly to take the job after he initially decided to stay at Oregon. Kelly ended up taking Roseman’s job without the title — the Eagles technically didn’t have a GM this season. But Roseman is the last one standing in Philadelphia.Many fans are thrilled Kelly’s gone, celebrating publicly and on social networks.Dane Lawrence, of Philadelphia, saw the news on his phone while walking down a downtown street and celebrated on the sidewalk.“Chip Kelly got fired!” he shouted, gleefully, smiling and shaking his fists like Tiger Woods after sinking a winning read more

Neeraj-led Indian track and field athletes face litmus test at Asian Games

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh Jakarta, Aug 24 (PTI) The spotlight will be on Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das while Dutee Chand would look to prove a point when India’s track and field athletes begin their campaign in the Asian Games here tomorrow. The rise of young athletes and consistency shown by the established names such as Mohammed Anas, Seema Punia and Jinson Johnson has given hopes of India bettering its medal tally of the last edition. Of India’s 57 medals at the last edition, athletics had delivered 13, including two gold. India has never won a gold in javelin throw in the Asian Games and Chopra is expected to change this piece of statistics. However, the road will not be easy for the 2016 Under-20 world champion. He has been in the best of form this season with a throw of 87.43m during the Diamond League Meeting in Doha in May but he will face stiff competition from Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Chao Tsun, who has a personal best throw of 91.36, achieved last year. Tsun, though, has managed only 84.60m as his best this season so far as he is struggling with an elbow injury. Men’s javelin final is scheduled for August 27. No Indian has come close to finishing on the podium in javelin event since Gurtej Singh won a bronze at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. Hima, on the other hand, has had a sensational rise after starting her career as late as 2016. Her timing of 51.32 seconds at the Commonwealth Games placed her sixth in a world-class field but a run in 51.46 seconds at Tampere made her the first Indian woman to win a gold at an IAAF World Junior Championships.advertisement But, she is unlikely to clinch a gold in his first Asian Games unless Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser goofs up big time. The Nigerian-born Naser is the 2017 World Championships silver medallist and has won four legs of the prestigious Diamond League Series this year. Her 49.08 seconds timing while finishing second in the Monaco leg Diamond League Meeting last month is the Asian record and second leading time in the world this season. Naser has run below 50 seconds regularly and she is the firm favourite to clinch the gold in the women’s 400m gold in Jakarta. Born to a rice farmer’s family at a village at Dhing, Assam, the 18-year-old Hima has been making rapid strides in her fledging career. With her 51.13 seconds personal best, Hima is expected to give a tough fight to Naser and at least stand on the podium. She will have compatriot Nirmala Sheoran (personal best 51.25) in the field tomorrow in the qualification round. After winning her ‘gender case’ at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, the 22-year-old Dutee bettered her own 100m national record at the Inter-State National Championships in June by clocking 11.29seconds in semifinals. She won gold with a timing of 11.32 seconds. However, these timings are behind China’s Wei Yongli (10.99), Bahrains Hajar Saad Al Ameeri (11.17) and Viktoria Zyabkina (11.20), who will all be part of the field. The qualification round for both women’s 100m and women’s 400m will be held tomorrow. Tajinder Pal Singh Toor will be strong contender for a medal tomorrow in the men’s shot put. He is the current Asian season leader with 20.24m and he had won a silver at the Asian Championship. Medals will be decided in the men’s shot put event tomorrow itself. Also in action tomorrow will be Mohammed Anas in 400m qualification round. National record holder Anas (45.24 seconds) is the fourth in the season list in Asia behind three Qataris and he will look for a medal though a gold from him is unlikely. In the last leg of her career, 35-year-old discus thrower Seema Punia (season best 61.05 seconds) would look to defend her title though she will face tough competition from Chinese opponents who has done better than her this season. Sarita Singh will compete in women’s hammer throw final tomorrow and in the absence of Tejaswin Shankar, B Chethan will be Indias lone participant in men’s high jump. India will also be a strong gold contender in newly-introduced 4×400 mixed relay race while will also expect to defend the gold it had won in the women’s 4x400m relay in the last Asian Games. PTI AT PDSPDSlast_img

Chuba Hubbard, Bev Facey Win Metro Edmonton Division 1 Title

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Bev Facey and the Chuba Hubbard lead Falcons improved to 10-0 on the season this past weekend with a 33-0 win over Foote High School on Friday. The resounding win helped Bev Facey secure a third consecutive Carr division title, and were named the Metro Edmonton Division I champion.Champions!!@bevfacey @FaceyFootball @chatfootball pic.twitter.com/9h6xvQD9g3— Bev Facey Athletics (@FaceyAthletics) October 29, 2016Facing an undefeated Harry Ainlay Friday, the Falcons showed their talons with their top talent leading the way to a victory. Chuba Hubbard, OSU’s star running back recruit, scored touchdowns from nine and thirty-six yards away.Chuba Hubbard and Bev Facey will now face the Sal Sabres in the first round of the Tier 1 provincial playdownsat 1:00 on Saturday in Sherwood Park.last_img

12 days agoJuventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksenby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdrien Rabiot could yet be on the move from Juventus in January.Le 10 Sport says Juventus could include Rabiot as a makeweight in their attempts to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.The France international has featured sparingly under Maurizio Sarri after leaving PSG for Turin in the summer.Rabiot would join Spurs as a direct replacement for the Dane.The Juve midfielder is a former Manchester City trainee. last_img

Delhis 16 bike ambulances helped 650 patients since February

first_imgNew Delhi: The 16 ‘bike ambulances’ running in the narrow lanes of east Delhi have helped over 650 patients since February, data provided by the Aam Aadmi Party government claims. The Delhi government also says that the bike ambulances act as the first responder vehicles for patients. “The bikes were launched in February with an aim to ensure timely health assistance in traffic-congested areas and small lanes in east Delhi. Currently, 16 bikes are running and have helped over 650 patients since February. On an average, we receive about 20 calls a day on 102 — the helpline number,” a health official told IANS. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Ranging from assistance in high or low sugar and blood pressure to fractures, the first responder vehicles have proved quite helpful in serving the area, the official said adding the bikes help in preventing the loss of limbs or life by providing basic first aid and stabilise the patient till the arrival of the ambulance. “We are planning to expand the same in the other parts of the city as we are getting a positive response in east Delhi,” the official said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings The traffic, however, remains a challenge for the bikes as well, “but they reach on the spot earlier than the van ambulances”. “After receiving a call on 102, we sent both the bike and van. By the time the van reaches, the bike had provided the basic assistance. Also, there are areas in east Delhi where a van cannot go, so the bike helps the patients in coming to the main road or to the hospital depending on the situation.” All the 16 motorcycles have a portable oxygen cylinder, first aid kit and dressing materials, air-splints, GPS and communication device, foldable transfer sheet, Glucometer, pulse oximeter and portable manual suction machine among others. While rolling out the project, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the bikes will help in reducing the ambulance response time in congested areas and jhuggi clusters in east Delhi — East, North East and Shahdara districts. “Till now only big vehicles were available for ambulance services, now these bike ambulances will be able to reach narrow bylanes to provide immediate medical care for people residing there,” Kejriwal said. For calling the bikes, the patient has to call the helpline number — 102 and both bikes and vehicles are rushed to the spot from the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS), an autonomous body of Delhi government providing round-the-clock free ambulance service in Delhi for accident and trauma victims, medical emergencies, transportation of pregnant women for delivery and post-delivery (drop back to home). The official said the CATS purchased 16 Hero Achiever motorcycles which are fabricated and equipped with medical equipment. “For the operational purpose, these bikes are also equipped with Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) for communication, GPS devices for tracking and route navigation and integrated with existing CATS Control Room. These bike ambulances are manned by trained ambulance manpower.” The project was completed at a cost of Rs 23 lakh.last_img

Family hoping Yukon court orders new inquest into Silverfox custody death

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon Supreme Court is hearing a judicial review into the inquest for Raymond Silverfox.The 2010 inquest ruled he died from natural causes, even though he lay in vomit and feces for more than 13 hours in a Whitehorse police cell.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.last_img

Religious Leadership Morocco to Train 102 Guinean Imams

Rabat- After difficult exams, the Republic of Guinea has chosen 102 young men to be sent to Morocco for a two-year training as Imams.During two years course, the Guinean men will be instructed in reciting the Quran and studying and analyzing about 150 hadith, or sayings of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).This training is part of a long-term cooperative agreement between Morocco and Guinea. 6,570 Guineans have already benefited from training in Morocco in the fields of engineering, Sharia, and medicine. Guineans are not the only ones who have benefited from Imam training programs in Morocco. Older people will participate in trainings as well.A group of Imams between the ages of 50 and 60 is expected to arrive to Morocco by next February for a similar training. Guinean young women will also be instructed in the same field.The Moroccan Ambassador to Guinea expressed his satisfaction for this initiative, and the Guinean Prime Minister also appreciated it.Edited by Timothy Filla

UN condemns killing of African Union officer in Darfur

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today spoke out against the weekend killing of an African Union (AU) soldier serving with the AU peacekeeping force in Darfur (AMIS) – the latest in a series of attacks prompting calls for all sides to improve the security situation in the strife-torn region. UNMIS “strongly condemns the killing of an AMIS Officer on 14 April 2007 near the AMIS camp in El Fasher by unknown armed men,” the mission said in a statement released in Khartoum. The mission said it is “deeply concerned about the repeated attacks against AMIS personnel that resulted in 10 deaths since the beginning of the year as well as several carjackings,” and called on all parties to immediately halt these acts. The sides were also called on “to respect fully the agreements they have signed to improve the security situation in Darfur.” UNMIS urged all parties to identify and hold responsible the perpetrators of the attacks. 16 April 2007The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today spoke out against the weekend killing of an African Union (AU) soldier serving with the AU peacekeeping force in Darfur (AMIS) – the latest in a series of attacks prompting calls for all sides to improve the security situation in the strife-torn region.

Two arrested and remanded over killing of leopard in Kilinochchi

Villagers in Kilinochchi last week captured and killed a leopard after it attacked 10 people in the area. The dead animal was later dragged along the streets and displayed to the public. (Colombo Gazette) Two suspects were arrested and remanded over the killing of a leopard in Kilinochchi. The two suspects were produced before the Kilinochchi Magistrate who ordered that they be remanded till June 29th.The Magistrate also ordered the Police to arrest all other suspects involved in the incident. Wildlife officers had arrived at Ambalkulam in Kilinochchi to capture the animal but they had failed to locate it resulting in agitated residents deciding to look for the animal themselves.The hunt for the leopard was captured on video and visuals showed the leopard being captured and brutally attacked and killed by the residents. The villagers hunted down the animal after accusing wildlife officers of failing to do their duty.

St Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 18 per cent in first half

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 18 per cent in first half of season MONTREAL – The St. Lawrence Seaway is recovering from the worst cargo season in years with an unexpected resurgence in exports of iron ore and grain in the first half of the shipping year.Cargo shipments increased 18 per cent between March 20 and July 31 from a year ago to 16 million tonnes, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.Momentum that started last fall has continued through the first half of the year, said Seaway CEO Terence Bowles.“The main drivers have been U.S. iron ore and Canadian grain exports along with domestic demand for steel, salt, and construction materials,” he said in a release.Iron ore shipments grew 68 per cent to 3.7 million tonnes to meet higher demand from Japan and China for the key ingredient in steelmaking. An export program started last year and higher prices spurred activity a year after weak conditions curtailed exports, said Julia Fields of the Chamber of Marine Commerce.U.S. iron ore pellets loaded at Minnesota ports by Canadian carriers are shipped through the seaway to the Port of Quebec, where they are transferred to larger ocean-going vessels.“The economies of Canada and the United States have generally improved since the spring of 2016, and that’s also reflected in the increase in some of the other cargo categories,” she wrote in an email.Seaway salt shipments from Ontario and Quebec mines rose 42 per cent to 1.4 million tonnes.Canadian grain shipments were up nine per cent to 3.1 million tonnes as last fall’s harvest in the Prairies and Ontario was sent to overseas markets.The Port of Thunder Bay, the main Great Lakes gateway for Prairie grain, shipped 350,000 tonnes more grain than usual as of July 31.Total traffic at the Port of Windsor was up nearly 20 per cent, with much of the traffic being shipped on foreign vessels.“We had anticipated a slight recovery after the downturn in 2016, but these numbers have exceeded our projections,” said Windsor Port CEO David Cree.The size of this fall’s grain harvest will be a factor in determining total shipments through the seaway during the rest of the season.Total cargo passing through the seaway fell to a seven-year low last year, with tonnage slipping 3.4 per cent to 35 million tonnes. An increase in grains and liquid bulk volumes failed to offset a 13 per cent drop in iron ore and nearly 10 per cent decreases in coal and dry bulk goods.Slowing growth in China had previously curtailed international cargo demand, which hasn’t been able to keep up with a surge in the number of vessels after a shipbuilding boom between 2002 and 2008.Meanwhile, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority said Tuesday that cargo passing through the port increased four per cent to 69 million tonnes, with mid-year records in bulk grain and containers.Container traffic grew 9.6 per cent to a record 1.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalents) due to a strengthening economy and global demand for Canadian products and higher demand in Canada for consumer and manufacturing goods from Asia. Grains were up 55 per cent as bulk grain marked its sixth consecutive year of record mid-year volumes. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 15, 2017 2:02 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

Ezekiel Elliott takes home 85th AAU Sullivan Award

Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott won the 85th annual AAU Sullivan Award a day after not participating in the 2015 OSU Spring Game. Gray defeated Scarlet, 17-14. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerDespite not taking the field in more than three months, Ohio State junior running back Ezekiel Elliott is still winning awards.The offensive MVP of the 2015 national title game was awarded the 85th Amateur Athletic Union Sullivan Award on Sunday, a day after the Buckeyes’ Spring Game.The award “honors the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States,” according to its website.Among the finalists were NCAA basketball national champion Jahlil Okafor from Duke and three Olympic gold-medalists.Elliott said in a press release that he was overwhelmed with the award.“I want to congratulate all the finalists,” Elliott said. “I feel somewhat undeserving of this award with all these great athletes up here and all their tremendous accomplishments. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to win an Olympic gold medal, so I want to congratulate all for being here.“I’ve got to thank my parents for pushing me to being the person I am. They demand excellence out of me and that drove me to be the person I am today.”OSU coach Urban Meyer offered his congratulations to his running back in a press release after coaching the Buckeyes in the Spring Game on Saturday.“This is a tremendous honor for Ezekiel and his family, and a privilege for Ohio State to have a Sullivan Award winner,” Meyer said. “I want to congratulate Ezekiel, and his teammates, and the coaches on the Ohio State staff who all work extremely hard to get the best out of our student-athletes on and off the field.”Meyer has now coached two Sullivan Award winners. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow won the award in 2007 while Meyer was the Gators’ coach.Elliott finished the 2014-15 season with 1,878 rushing yards and 18 scores on the ground and has sat out most of spring practice after undergoing offseason wrist surgery.He did not participate in Saturday’s Spring Game, but is expected to return to full strength for summer workouts and fall camp.Elliott and the Buckeyes are set to open their 2015 on the road against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va.

Two Irishmen charged with gun offences in Amsterdam today

first_img No Comments By Garreth MacNamee Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 8:00 PM The bar where the men were arrested. http://jrnl.ie/3230224 The bar where the men were arrested. Image: Google Maps Share1 Tweet Email Feb 9th 2017, 8:00 PM center_img Image: Google Maps Two Irishmen charged with gun offences in Amsterdam today Of the four men who were arrested Sunday, one man has been charged with attempted manslaughter. Updated at 8pmTWO IRISHMEN AND two men from the UK have been charged with gun-related offences in a Dutch court today.Three of the men have been charged with possession of a firearm, while the fourth has been charged with attempted manslaughter, according to early reports from RTÉ.The men were arrested in Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam on Sunday, after allegedly threatening to use a firearm in the Square.Police said that at around 8.45pm on Sunday, a police unit on Rembrandt Square was stopped by a man who said he had been threatened with a firearm. He told police that the person who he said had threatened him then went into the Smokey Bar on the square.Multiple units came to assist those officers at the Rembrandt after they entered the bar to follow up on the man’s allegations. The first suspect was arrested, followed by three other men who were also in the bar.Police subsequently found three firearms which were taken for investigation. One was found in a bin and the others hidden under chairs, Dutch police said.Comments have been turned off as legal proceedings are ongoing.Read: Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes >Read: Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy > 19,383 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

Man arrested after garda receives stab wounds in Limerick

first_img Mar 4th 2019, 11:38 AM Share55 Tweet Email Image: Eamonn Farrell GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man after an officer was stabbed while on duty last night. The man, who is in his 50s, was detained following the incident at Bruach Na Sionna in Castleconnell, Limerick.Ag garda spokesman said that shortly after 9pm, an officer on duty in the area received a stab wound to the hand.He was brought to University Hospital with minor injuries. A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. Image: Eamonn Farrell 22,276 Views Monday 4 Mar 2019, 11:38 AM By Garreth MacNamee Man arrested after garda receives stab wounds in Limerick The garda was injured last night. https://jrnl.ie/4522766 16 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

CDC issues warning for travel within the United States

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 4, 2016 – The UK tells its pregnant citizens not to travel to South Florida as the CDC for the first time in history issued a warning for travel within the United States.  And today Magnetic Media learned that the US has now added the Turks and Caicos Islands to its advisories regarding the Zika Virus.The US Embassy in Nassau over the phone confirmed to us that they are monitoring very closely these islands, and have in the meantime recommended that their US Citizens traveling to or residing in the TCI enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or STEP.  This allows citizens to get US updates and makes it easier for the US consulate to contact them, as American citizens in the event of an emergency.Meanwhile, in Florida the CDC has named a 100 square mile area, north of Down Town Miami – Windward – as a Zika stricken zone due to 15 confirmed cases of local transmissions; which means mosquitoes are passing along the scary virus to residents there.Meanwhile, in Florida the CDC has named a 100 square mile area, north of Down Town Miami – Windward – as a Zika stricken zone due to 15 confirmed cases of local transmissions; which means mosquitoes are passing along the scary virus to residents there.  There has been concern by residents that the five cases in TCI were not more immediately reported; during House of Assembly debate last week, the Health Minister, Premier Rufus Ewing explained what factored into the delay in reporting.  But that explanation does not take away the local population or a tourists’ right to know.The Centers for Disease Control explains in the Mandatory Reporting of Infectious Diseases by Clinicians document that, “Reporting of cases of infectious diseases and related conditions has been and remains a vital step in controlling and preventing the spread of communicable disease. These reports are useful in many ways, including assurance of provision of appropriate medical therapy, detection of common-source outbreaks and planning and evaluating prevention and control programs.”There has been no update since the initial report of five confirmed cases in the TCI; we still have no idea what island, which part of the island or if there are more cases waiting to be confirmed.  In the US, quite a contrast, as the CDC has been so specific in reporting the infested area of Florida that it has narrowed it down to square miles, tells that there are 15 confirmed cases, and advises its citizens and guests to the country not to go to the Winward District. Related Items:CDC issues warning for travel within the U.S, U.S embassy encourages their citizens to enroll in STEP program, updates slow to come on Zika cases in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Department Of Fish Game Acting Commissioner Announced

first_imgThe announcement was made about 90 minutes after Sam Cotten’s tenure as the department’s commissioner ended at noon Monday. Vincent-Lang is a veteran of the department with more than three decades of experience in wildlife research and management. He previously served as Division Director for Wildlife Management, Special Assistant and Assistant Director to the Division of Sport Fish, and as a research biologist. He was an area management biologist in the Kenai Peninsula over the 1990s and assistant director of the sportfish division in the early 2000s. Vincent-Lang was among the former state Fish and Game officials who spoke out against the passage of the salmon habitat protection law known as Ballot Measure 1. Vincent-Lang earned a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a M.S. degree in biological oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy has appointed Doug Vincent-Lang as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. In a release from Governor Dunleavy’s administration, The Governor believes it is important that someone is in the position to manage the Department while the Joint Boards of Fish and Game go through their process of nominating potential Commissioners.  The Governor respects that process and looks forward to the recommendations from the Joint Meeting of the Board of Fish and the Board of Game.last_img

POLICE LOG for January 27 Wilmington Man Arrested For FIFTH OUI

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, January 27, 2019:Richard R. Steen (58, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor (5th Offense) and Negligent Operation Of Motor Vehicle. Steen was involved in a hit and run at Parker Street and Lowell Street. The driver of the vehicle Steen struck followed him and called the police. (12:29am)A Somerville Avenue caller reported a neighbor threw ice at the vehicles parked in his driveway. Police responded. No damage observed. Caller does have video of the incident. (1:18am)An Andover Street resident was pumping water in the street. Police attempted to notify resident, but no one would come to door. Police unplugged small sump-pump and left a note. (2:28am)Police responded to a silent hold-up alarm at U-Haul on Main Street. Police was able to restore peace with a dissatisfied customer arguing with employees. (9:54am)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”last_img

Is Armor All the best tire shine

first_imgSeven tire-shine products. Let’s put them to the test.  Brian Cooley/Roadshow Believe it or not, there was a time when detailing your tires was strictly for hot rodders and low riders. Then, in 1979, a little known product called Armor-All was sold to medical giant McKesson (best known for opioids today) and, with a lot of marketing muscle, it convinced us all that we need to dress our tires after a wash. Amazon VRP is Vinyl and Rubber Protectant and hits to more bases than just tires, so it deserves your consideration in that it does a lot while taking up less space in your detailing drawer. We found it delivered a higher level of shine than some other products, and held up well in a wash. It’s a lotion, not a spray nor a gel, and the only product we tried in that form. Trinova’s spray tire dressing is among the more expensive ways to dress a tire, but its coverage was even and offered a couple variants of a high shine look, depending on your technique when applying it. See at Amazon See at Amazon Tags Comment Neither a gel nor a spray Amazon A sloppy shine that tries too hard Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel 11 Photos Car Guys and Chemical Guys products were virtually identical in my experience, both in application ease and  shine results, but also in being near the top of the price range. Armor All is much cheaper than both, but doesn’t deliver quite as high a shine. Best tire shines compared Amazon Original Armor All spray (not high shine or any of the other derivatives) went on easily, gave a great sheen that wasn’t quite a gaudy shine, and looked barely changed after a basic wash. Overall, it still shines in the category. Best overall at a very competitive price See at Amazon See at Amazon See at Amazon Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Cooley On Cars How To Video A good shine that stays sharp after washing 7 tire shine products compared Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img High shine, but a gaudy, messy look Car Guys Tire Shine Spray More From Roadshow Is Meguiar’s tire dressing better than Armor All? See at Amazon Share your voice Car Culture Trinova Tire Shine Spray Amazon A solid product you can get various looks from We didn’t have good luck with Meguiar’s gel at all. Like the Armor All gel it went on unevenly, still looked that way a week later, and remained looking sloppy even after a wash. It had most of those unfortunate characteristics in common with the Armor All gel, but Meguiar’s seemed to attract more dust and grime.  See at Amazon Armor All spray Amazon 1 Which tire shine is the best value?There’s a huge range of prices in the huge range of products to make your tires look good. From the cheapest (either of the gels) at 37 cents an ounce to the priciest (Car Guys spray) at almost a dollar an ounce, we found price doesn’t correlate tightly with results. tire shine pricesThe tire shines we compared differ widely in cost, with gels being the most affordable. Prices shown are from Amazon as of Aug. 17. Brian Cooley/Roadshow Aside from delivering very good overall results, Armor All Original spray came in at the lower end of the price scale. That made for a pretty compelling story that Armor All Original is the best overall tire dressing of the seven we tried, though it may disappoint you if you’re looking for a very high or very low shine. Armor All 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Much more than just Armor AllToday there are dozens of tire-shine products that overshadow Armor All, but are they better than the original? I set out to find out, acquiring a used set of Pirelli read more

Homer fishermen grapple with cod decline

first_imgPacific cod (Photo Courtesy of Holland Dotts & the Alaska Marine Conservation Council)Regulators voted to slash Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod allocations 80 percent earlier this month after a massive decline in stocks. That has fishermen and processors around the Gulf deciding what to do when the season kicks off on in January.Listen now“It’s going to be a big deal to a bunch of us. I’m guessing we’re going to be looking for stuff to do by the end of February at the latest,” Alray Carroll said.Carroll works as an engineer for Bering Marine Corporation in the summer, but during the winter months, he fishes for Pacific cod in state waters near Kachemak Bay.Pacific cod is Alaska’s second largest fishery by volume, brining $186 million in 2015, and the fishery is open during a time when there’s not much else going on.Once 2018’s total allowable catch of 13,000 metric tons has been landed, the season is over. That has some fishermen wondering if it might be better to just wait for other fisheries to open, but Carroll said he’s still plans on fishing.“It won’t be any different. It’ll be just a little shorter. Last year we fished from December until April 8 or something like that. It was a long season,” Carroll said. “This one is going to be pretty fast and furious. I’m thinking federal pot quota will be caught in three weeks and state-water pot quota I don’t think it will last a month.”Others aren’t so sure. Erik Velsko fishes for Pacific cod, but also targets halibut and sablefish, which usually ramp up in March. Velsko also uses his boat as a fish tender in the summer.Velsko said he may just wait for those fisheries, but halibut quotas are also expected to be on a downturn, which doesn’t leave much room for either halibut or sablefish to pick up the slack.“So, yea it just may be a few lean years. We’ll just have to try to pick up as much longline quota as we can and maybe extend the tender contract, try to do whatever we can to maintain what we’ve been doing,” Velsko said. “I think we’re going to be well under what we’ve been bringing in for the last few years here.”Others say next year’s quota doesn’t necessarily mean the season is doomed.Mike McCune manages the Fish Factory, a Homer-based processor. McCune said he will keep the plant operating through February despite the decline.“We don’t know where the fishing is going to be good, where it’s going to be poor,” McCune said. “The quota for the federal season is of course quite small. However, if the fishing is slow in other regions and relatively decent in our area, that will allow for us to stay busy longer than the 80-percent cut would indicate.”The market may also compensate for the decline. Pacific cod hovered around 45 cents per pound in 2017. As for what prices might jump up to, McCune said that’s something he can’t predict.“I’ve got no idea on that. If I knew the answer to that, I’d probably wouldn’t have to work for a living anymore,” McCune added.McCune did say that he doesn’t expect prices to jump over $1 per pound because other cod fisheries around the U.S. and in other countries may stabilize prices.But cod fishermen like Carroll say if prices jump up to 60 cents per pound, that may help carry them through the winter months.last_img