Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain throws his trophy aloft as he celebrates after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, was third. APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday (Monday Manila time), taking a major step toward winning his fourth Formula One title.The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen to claim his eighth F1 victory of the season and third at the Suzuka circuit. Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third.ADVERTISEMENT Vettel’s early retirement put a serious dent in his fading hopes of coming back to win the championship. He also had mechanical issues at Malaysia and started at the back of the grid before working his way to a fourth-place finish.“It is obviously a pity the last two races with the reliability issues,” Vettel said. “But you know, it’s like that sometimes. Of course it hurts, and we’re all disappointed.”Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson also retired early when he ran across the gravel and dived nose-first into the barriers.Carlos Sainz lost control of his Toro Rosso, spinning across the gravel into the wall on the outside and retiring after the second lap.Mercedes also increased its lead in the Constructors’ standings to 145 points over Ferrari. Red Bull is in third place with 303 points.The next race is Oct. 22 in the United States. Read Next View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NHL-less Olympics gives Europe-based players a shot at glory “The track was fantastic today and the team did an unbelievable job,” Hamilton said. “Max drove an outstanding race. Obviously, it wasn’t easy for us.”Hamilton moved 59 points clear of title rival Sebastian Vettel with four races left. Vettel was forced to retire on the third lap when his Ferrari lost power.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutStarting from pole position next to Vettel, Hamilton held the lead through the first turn.With Vettel out of the race, it quickly became a showdown between Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Hamilton built up a four-second lead over the Red Bull driver through the first 15 laps and made his only pit stop on the 23rd lap. Verstappen pitted a lap earlier than Hamilton, then produced some good laps to cut the lead to 1.7 seconds midway through the race.Verstappen closed to within a second at the start of the final lap but traffic allowed Hamilton to escape once more and seal the narrow win.“I was able to hold him behind me but he got very close,” Hamilton said. “We had a bit of traffic but it was very close at the end.”Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was fourth followed by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The Force India duo of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez was sixth and seventh, respectively.Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was eighth followed by teammate Romain Grosjean. Williams driver Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

The fourth edition of the JK Tyre Himalayan Drive set the hills ablaze

first_imgIndia’s only International T.S.D. (Time-Speed-Distance) Cross-Country Rally held in North Bengal and Bhutan culminated to a thrilling finish after an intense five day rally. The event endeavorsto further the vision of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee  to connect Bengal to its neighbors and the world via Adventure Sports and Tourism.The first 3 editions of Himalayan Drive; held in March 2013, January 2014 and January 2015 witnessed tremendous success and this edition took the event to a higher level crossing international borders. These events have gone a long way in popularizing adventure motorsports in the Eastern Himalayan region.. It was a challenging event that tested man and machine to the maximum. Additionally, the Governments of West Bengal and the GTA has provided support with a true sense of partnership and enthusiasm.Kolkata duo Sudip and Arindam Ghosh championed the 4th edition of the JK Tyre Himalyan Drive,notching 568 penalty seconds, just eight seconds short of their closest rivals Jogendra Kumar Jaiswal and Prasenjit Roy who had a score of 576 penalty seconds. The other close call was between the third and fourth rankers. Pratik Sirkar and Debasish Ghosh who had a final score of 832 penalty seconds finished third, while Rajiv Sarkar and Chandu Sekhar followed close behind with 836 penalty seconds to finish fourth.Though the champions-Sudip and Arindam Ghosh-had built a sizeable lead over their closest rivals on the first two days of the five-day rally, they slipped in the last three days with many more penalty points than the Jaiswal-Roy duo. It was only the lead they established in the first two days that saw them through to finish on top. The fortunes of Rajiv Sarkar and Chandu Sekhar kept fluctuating throughout the rally-they were in second position at the end of Day 1, slipped to third rank on Day 2, sank to fourth on the next two days, but did better on the last leg to ascend to the third position. However, their final scores placed them in the fourth position overall.   advertisementThe rally, which started from Siliguri’s City Center on Sunday, 28th February 2016, culminated at the same venue on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 afternoon. The rally route covered the forests, tea gardens and riverbeds of North Bengal and the Duars, narrow roads skirting the precipitous mountain slopes of the eastern Himalayas, the picturesque Paro Valley in Bhutan, a high mountain pass and the verdant, fog-enveloped Darjeeling Hills.   Sudip Ghosh, the driver of the winning team, said: “The rally was tough and challenging, however, driving at such a high altitude and difficult terrain was equally thrilling. My driving mettle was put to severe test. Winning this rally brings to me a tremendous sense of achievement”. The winners were awarded prize money of Rs 1 (one) lakh while the total prize money amounted to about Rs 2 (two) lakh.JK Tyre & Industries Limited, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, has been associated with Himalayan Drive as the Title Sponsor since its inception in 2013. Speaking on the association Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Head Motorsports, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., said “The 4th edition of the rally has been a great success. It is for the first time that this rally has travelled to international terrain and the Government of Bhutan has been extremely supportive. I am very sure with this kind of support and love for motorsports we can keep promoting our initiatives beyond national borders.”Tamal Ghoshal, Director of Just Sportz, the organizer of the event was upbeat with the success of the Rally as besides this being an Adventure Sports Event; it was aimed at betterment of relations between Bengal and Bhutan. The organizers said they took inspiration from the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee’s vision of improving relations with neighboring countries through Motor Sports. “Taking a cue from this year’s success story, we are hopeful we would be able to take one step forward by adding Nepal to our Rally Route thus making the fifth edition of Himalayan Drive a Tri Nation Rally,” said Ghoshal.The Himalayan Drive, over the past four years, since inception has drawn the attention of car rallyists from across the country due to the varied, challenging and extremely picturesque terrain that the rally route covers. This year, the international leg of the rally through Bhutan was a game changer and received a highly enthusiastic feedback from all participants.This year’s edition of the JK Tyre Himalayan Drive organized by Just Sportz, was presented by Biswa Bangla in association with West Bengal Tourism and North Bengal Development Department. advertisementlast_img read more

BCCI state officials bemused as CoA announce election dates

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA chief further mentioned on Tuesday that the elections of the state associations are to be completed by September 14. This has surprised the board officials as well as state association officials.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official asked if that meant that even an association like the Delhi and District Cricket Association will have a fresh election after they held an election in 2018. This would mean that people holding positions will have to be replaced even before their tenure ends.”The real funny part is if someone has been appointed as an official and he is qualified as per Lodha Panel recommendations and he has 2 years of his term remaining, how can he be asked to demit office?”If some association is in a situation that their elections are due then in that case it makes sense. How can you force an election in places where elections are not due? Rai seems to be feeling that he is above the law. What I am saying is that elections to the BCCI are one thing, they do not have the power to decide on elections of state association in any case,” the official explained.Speaking after the meeting, Rai said that while the elections will be held on October 22, the apex council of the state associations will now have 19 members in place of nine as discussed with the Amicus Curiae. However, a state association official questioned the whole process of announcement of dates.advertisement”Is it not suspicious as to how they have waited for the vacation of the Supreme Court to begin before coming up with these dates? Why could they not have raised this in court? They know very well, especially on account of various meetings that they have had with the Amicus and state associations that there are some issues that need to be addressed so is this an attempt to disenfranchise some state bodies that have people that are disliked by someone in the CoA?” the official enquired.Also Read | World Cup Countdown: 1975 – Slow Sunny, a broken foot and 4000 pounds within 5 daysAlso Read | No competition between Hardik Pandya and me: Vijay ShankarAlso Seelast_img read more

Evergreen Bags Ten More

first_imgzoom Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is ordering ten 2,800 TEU container ships from Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd and compatriot CSBC Corporation.Under the deal, announced by Evergreen in a stock exchange filing, the company will order five container vessels at Imabari, assigning up to USD 195 million for the quintet.The other five 2,800 TEU will be ordered at CSBC Corporation, according to Evergreen, for USD 36-39 million per vessel, putting the overall deal price at up to USD 390 million.The company did not disclose any information on potential delivery dates of the ships.Evergreen’s latest ordering spree comes following an agreement with compatriot CSBC Corporation to build ten 2,800 TEU, class B-type feeder ships in August this year.Evergreen did not reveal the value of the contract, but it is speculated that the price tag for these ten feeders could be around USD 400 million.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

LNG Canada approves 937 million in contracts and subcontracts to First Nations

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – LNG Canada has recently announced the value of contractsand subcontracts approved as of December 2018, following the first three months of theconstruction phase of the large-scale LNG export project near Kitimat.In a press release, LNG Canada says they have approved over $937 million CAD in contracts and subcontracts with First Nations enterprises and other businesses across Canada.According to LNG Canada, this includes $175 million to local First Nations businesses and, with the addition of contracts awarded to local Kitimat area businesses, including First Nations businesses, that total increases to $330 million and $530 million with the addition of B.C. businesses outside the local area. In the release, LNG Canada says the economic benefits of the project extend far beyond British Columbia, with nearly $400 million in contracts and subcontracts approved for businesses across Canada. As the project progresses, more contracts will be awarded to benefit Canadian communities.Susannah Pierce, LNG Canada’s Director of External Relations, says this project is providing economic opportunities to First Nation communities.“What these contracts and subcontracts represent, is tremendous opportunity forindividuals to find employment on the LNG Canada project through our contractors andsubcontractors. For First Nations communities, it is delivering on the opportunities we have committed to that will assist the Nations address issues of poverty, unemployment and skills development. For local communities, it is the opportunity for young people to find employment that allows them to remain living in the North.”During the month of October 2018, the first month in the construction phase of the project,249 workers from the local area, including First Nations, were employed by LNG Canadaor one of its contractors.LNG Canada goes on to say that by the end of construction, LNG Canada and the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that is needed to transport natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the LNG export facility near Kitimat, expect to employ approximately 10,000 Canadian workers. Coastal GasLink had earlier announced the award of $620 million in contracts to First Nations, with an additional $400 million to be awarded during the remainder of construction.last_img read more

General Assembly President urges partnership to end poverty

Tackling global poverty requires a concerted effort by governments of developed and developing countries supported by the private sector, civic groups, the media and other players on the international scene, United Nations General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa has told a gathering on financing for development in Doha.The President said yesterday there is a “desperate need to accelerate progress” toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of anti-poverty targets to be reached by 2015. “Our ability to deliver on our promises – partner and donor countries – is also reflection of our commitment to effective multilateralism, and building greater trust among the global community,” she told the more than 90 participants attending the two-day meeting. She noted that foreign aid dropped from $106 billion in 2005 – a record high due to debt relief operation to Iraq and Nigeria – to $104 billion last year. Excluding debt relief, official development assistance (ODA) fell by 1.8 per cent in real terms, she said. Aid to sub-Saharan Africa, excluding debt relief, was static in 2006.“To meet existing commitments by the 2010 target aid will have to increase substantially in 2007 and 2008,” she said, adding that quality of aid is as important as quantity. “The true test of aid effectiveness is the improvement in people’s lives. And in this area there is much more to be done.” She cited statistics to illustrate the challenges ahead in a world where 270 million children worldwide have no access to health care, 4 million children die each year in the first month of life, more than half a million women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth, malaria kills 1 million people, tuberculosis 2 million people and AIDS 3 million people. At the same time, she noted that there has been encouraging progress, evidenced by the increase in life expectancy in the developing world, reduced illiteracy rates and the almost complete eradication of polio.“In partnership, we have made progress in a number of areas,” she said. “The challenge for all of us is to make good on our commitments and work in closer partnership.”She said that civil society, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the media and the private sector can all contribute to achieving the MDGs, but stressed that both developing and developed countries must “work to live up to their respective commitments.”“When poverty is so immediate and the suffering so intense, the world has a moral and strategic obligation, to address the concerns of the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly in Africa,” she said. “Each of us here today has a responsibility for delivering their share of the commitments we have promised, or holding others to account.” 18 June 2007Tackling global poverty requires a concerted effort by governments of developed and developing countries supported by the private sector, civic groups, the media and other players on the international scene, United Nations General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa has told a gathering on financing for development in Doha. read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Friday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9797Brazil real 0.3924China renminbi 0.1894Euro 1.4692Hong Kong dollar 0.164973India rupee 0.01995Indonesia rupiah 0.000096Japan yen 0.01131Malaysia ringgit 0.2998Mexico peso 0.07111N.Z. dollar 0.9377Norway krone 0.1540Peruvian new sol 0.3964Russia rouble 0.02132Saudi riyal 0.3436Singapore dollar 0.9325South Africa rand 0.09617South Korean won 0.001116Sweden krona 0.1528Switzerland franc 1.3368Taiwanese dollar 0.04217Thailand baht 0.03779Turkey lira 0.3558U.K. pound 1.6603U.S. dollar 1.2887Vietnam dong 0.000057 read more

Football Records dont matter in Ohio State vs Michigan State

The Ohio State football team prepares to run onto the field prior to the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe idea that “records don’t matter” when it comes to Ohio State and Michigan has been reiterated throughout the week by the Buckeyes. Redshirt senior center Pat Elflein knows all too well how much of a dogfight the matchups between the Buckeyes and the Spartans are.Since 2011, the Buckeyes are just 2-3 against Michigan State — the worst mark OSU has against any team throughout the past five years. During that time, the Scarlet and Gray have never played in Spartan Stadium as a top-five team.That is, until Saturday. Elflein, among others, said the 3-7 record for Mark Dantonio’s team is nothing if not a ruse. A hot topic for OSU coach Urban Meyer this week has been how important competing for a Big Ten title — something OSU might not do this season — is for making a playoff case. Meyer, of course, deflected the question, and said he had not discussed the issue with his team.“Just want to beat Michigan State, man,” he said. “It means a lot.”Looking back through the past five years, that statement has been easier said than done.2011: Michigan State 10 – Ohio State 7In the wake of TattooGate, the Buckeyes lost long-time coach Jim Tressel and multiple players. In Luke Fickell’s interim head coaching stint, OSU came into the game against the Spartans at 3-1, with a loss to the University of Miami. The Buckeyes were simply outclassed in Ohio Stadium, as they failed to average more than a yard rushing on 39 attempts. Even with three forced turnovers, just 178 yards of offense and 82 yards of penalties suffocated OSU. OSU finished the year 6-7 without any real notable wins, except for a 33-29 victory over Wisconsin, who went on to win the Big Ten title. Next year, Meyer became the head coach for OSU, much to the excitement of Buckeye fans.2012: Ohio State 17 – Michigan State 16Meyer’s tenure started with a bang. After jumping out to a 4-0 start, the Buckeyes traveled to their first away game of the season. The Spartans proved to be a tough draw.It took a 314 total-yard performance from Braxton Miller to do it, and a 63-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith to seal the deal. It was Michigan State’s second loss of the season.The Buckeyes never had a game as close as this one for the rest of the 2012 campaign, and OSU finished the year with a perfect 12-0 record. Due to ramifications from NCAA actions taken against the team after TattooGate, OSU was not bowl eligible.2013: Michigan State 34 – Ohio State 24 (Big Ten championship)After facing Michigan State for the two previous years in the regular season, the Buckeyes had to wait until the Big Ten title game to get a chance at Dantonio’s team. OSU was pushed to the limit for the second straight week after a 42-41 slugfest in the week prior with Michigan.The Buckeyes luck ran out, and Meyer suffered his first loss as OSU’s coach.Connor Cook torched the Scarlet and Gray defense with 304 yards and three touchdowns, while Jeremy Langfield pounded the ball up the middle against a relatively stout OSU rush defense. A late Langford touchdown run put Michigan State up by 10, and the Spartans never looked back.Defensive shortcomings mixed with a lack of an OSU passing game (eight completions for 101 yards) gave the Spartans the Big Ten title. The Buckeyes had to wait until early November of 2014 to get redemption.2014: Ohio State 49 – Michigan State 37The injury of Braxton Miller before the 2014 season began was supposed to doom the Buckeyes. That was until a little-known redshirt freshman quarterback by the name of J.T. Barrett trotted onto the field for OSU.Barrett, who had led the team to a 7-1 mark when OSU traveled to East Lansing, played one of his best games of his short career to that point. Piling up 300 yards through the air with three touchdowns, paired with a 154-yard, two touchdown performance for Ezekiel Elliott, the Buckeyes walked away from Spartan Stadium one win richer.The win was an upset, with OSU coming into the game at No. 14 and Michigan State at No. 8. A good showing against the Spartans helped propel the Buckeyes into Big Ten and eventually national championship contention.2015: Michigan State 17 – Ohio State 14With repeat title hopes on their mind, the Buckeyes struggled to find continuity at the quarterback position. Swapping between Barrett and Cardale Jones, who helped the team win a national championship following an injury to Barrett against Michigan in 2014, Meyer could not decide who should have led the team.With the decision made for Barrett to start, OSU’s offense floundered. Elliott touched the ball just 12 times, and Barrett threw for just 46 yards. Two turnovers for the Buckeye defense still wasn’t enough to bring home a win. Tyler O’Connor, Michigan State’s starting quarterback for this season, replaced an injured Connor Cook and managed the game to the best of his abilities. A game-winning field goal by Michael Geiger is an image most OSU fans have yet to let go, especially the windmill celebration the kicker did down the sideline after nailing the kick to top OSU.2016With title hopes on the line again for OSU, and Michigan State looking to save face following a disappointing season so far, fans in attendance should be ready for some fireworks in Spartan Stadium. OSU’s run game should dictate the pace of play, while the Silver Bullets might be able to grab a few turnovers. read more

Rape victims dropping allegations over fears defence lawyers will use mobile phone

Harriet Wistrich, who successfully represented two rape victims in a landmark judicial review of the Parole Board’s decision to release black cab rapist John Worboys, told The Telegraph that in some areas police are demanding “almost unlimited” access to the mobile phones of victims and other data before pressing ahead with cases. She said: “There is evidence that there’s a real problem with rape victims, including teenagers, being told to hand over their phones. Rape victims are dropping allegations over fears defence lawyers will use personal information on their phones against them, the solictor who took on John Worboys has warned. “We are hearing from rape crisis groups that women are refusing… read more

Porter crushed to death by container truck

A porter was killed on Saturday, March 9, 2019, after he attempted to climb onto a moving container truck that he was working on.The accident occurred sometime around 13:00h in the vicinity of the Kara Kara toll booth and the Guyana Forestry Commission at Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10.The dead man has been identified as Jomal Anthony.According to an employee at the toll booth, in an effort to avoid paying the full toll fare, porters would usually go to the booth with less money as the trucks drive by, and then run to catch the vehicle.That was the cause of this morning’s accident. It was reported that Anthony handed over the money at the toll booth and ran to catch up the motor lorry GSS 1407 carrying with trailer TMM 2242 which had slowed down for him.However, while on the truck, the porter lost his grip on the gas tank, and he fell off the vehicle and ended up under the wheels.He was pronounced dead on the spot by a doctor attached to the Linden Hospital Complex.The driver of the container truck, a 28-year-old resident of Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD) has since been taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPorter killed in Kara Kara accident identified as Plaisance residentMarch 10, 2019In “Crime”Another succumbs in Soesdyke/Linden Highway smash up, death toll now up to 4January 5, 2017In “latest news”Man dead after truck topples on Lethem/Linden trailJuly 4, 2019In “Crime” read more

RK Celje PL win 20th Slovenian Cup trophy

RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko won 20th Cup trophy in Slovenia by easy win over host team of Final4 – RK Maribor Branik 36:28.RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : RK Maribor Branik   36:28 (18:14)RK Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak 5 saves, Gajič 6 saves; Malus, Babarskas 1, Janc 10, Razgor, Suholežnik, Marguč 3/2, Grošelj 1, Poteko 3, Zarabec 5, Kodrin, Mačkovšek 4, Mlakar 1, Žvižej 7/2, Bećiri 1; trener Branko TamšeRK Maribor Branik: Čudič 1 save, Leben 6/1 saves; Kapular 3, Rožman, Bogadi, Sok 4/2, Tomič, Hrastnik 2, Velkavrh, Fižuleto 2, Špende 7, Verdinek 5, Stopar 1, Čagalj, Štumpfl, Kete 4, trener: Sebastjan Sovič ← Previous Story Sergey Samsonenko “alarmed” by EHF: Why “our friends Gjeding-Hansen? Next Story → Wiede “steals” point for Fuchse in Kassel? read more

EU recession talk ignores effects of government stimulus package

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram European Commission forecasts that Greece will slide into its first recession since 1993 this year do not reflect the Greek government’s latest efforts to boost the economy, Greek Finance Minister Yannis Papathanasiou said last week. ‘The Commission’s latest forecasts do not take into account the recent measures taken by the government to strengthen economic growth, such as the measures to boost construction, the car market and employment,’ Papathanassiou said. The Commission said in its spring forecast on Monday that Greek GDP may shrink by 0.9 percent this year due to slower private consumption growth and falling investment. That compares to the government’s most recent forecast of a 1.1 percent expansion. ‘As it has already stated, the government will evaluate in June the course of the economy and, if necessary, proceed to the required adjustments to implement the targets set,’ Papathanassiou said.  The Greek government said earlier this month it wants to narrow the budget deficit to 3.7 percent of GDP this year and bring it below a 3-percent threshold for euro zone members by the end of 2010.  Last week, the ministry said it will subsidize loans and increase tax benefits for property buyers in a bid to boost the construction sector after having announced recent cuts in registration tax for new cars. The Karamanlis government has also announced a 2.5-billion-euro program aimed at stemming rising jobless numbers in Greece.last_img read more

Virtually Try On Makeup During YouTube Tutorials

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Stay on target For a makeup novice like me, buying cosmetics can be a bit of a gamble: How do I know if it’s worth spending $30 on a new shade of lipstick I’m not sure suits me?Google may have the answer.Subsidiary YouTube this week introduced AR Beauty Try-On—a new interactive feature that lets viewers virtually test drive makeup while following along with content creators to get tips and product reviews.While a video plays at the top of the screen, users can stream their own face below; simply tap the screen to virtually apply a palette of colors to your lips, cheeks, eyes, etc.Find the perfect pink stain? Click the “shop” button to make your purchase.The feature—available through Google’s in-house branded content program FameBit—is still in the early stages of development. M·A·C Cosmetics is the first brand to launch an AR Beauty Try-On campaign.Google is helping YouTube beauty fans pick their next lipstick (via Google/YouTube)There is no word on what merchandise, specifically, will be available for virtual appraisal.YouTube, however, promised realistic product samples for a variety of skin tones. (How far that spectrum reaches remains unclear.)Augmented reality and makeup go way back; the technology has long been used to create social media makeup filters and promote e-commerce. As TechCrunch pointed out, Sephora, Ulta, L’Oréal, and even Target have all employed this tactic before.The difference, though, is that YouTube’s Beauty Try-On feature is more focused on creating an AR-powered ad campaign than a fun photo.Google continues courting advertisers with its immersive mobile display format Swirl, which makes it easy to rotate a product, zoom in and out, or play an animation.Brands can also tap into the new 3D editor Poly to create display ads with custom backgrounds and realistic reflections.All three tools—including AR Beauty Try-On—will be available this summer.More on Geek.com:Nike Fit App Uses AR to Help You Determine the Right Shoe SizeYouTube Wants to Eliminate Conspiracy Video RecommendationsYouTube Cracks Down on Dangerous Challenges, Prankslast_img read more

Café con Tanya welcomes Spanishspeaking parents of children with special needs

first_imgHaving a child diagnosed with a developmental disability such as autism or Down syndrome can be scary for any parent. But if you primarily speak a language other than English, that creates a whole new set of challenges.“A lot of things get lost in translation, and that’s a big obstacle,” said Tanya English, who’s been the part-time Hispanic outreach coordinator at Vancouver-based PEACE, or Parents Empowered and Communities Enhanced, since October. The outreach program was started by Maria Rangel, who now does bilingual outreach for the Northwest Down Syndrome Association in Portland.English provides one-on-one support to Spanish-speaking families who are trying to navigate Individual Education Programs and the Developmental Disabilities and Social Security administrations. It’s common for PEACE to hire interpreters for their larger group trainings, said Executive Director Darla Helt; Spanish is the most requested language. English recently began offering a more intimate education and support group for Spanish speakers, where they can talk about whatever is on their minds. English, who also works as a paraeducator at a blended preschool, heard coordinators around the state were hosting coffee gatherings. “Culturally, when you come in and you invite someone to your home, you offer them something. You offer them coffee, you offer them bread, you offer them whatever that you have,” she said.last_img read more

Earthquake rattles greater Seattle area

first_imgEVERETT — Two earthquakes shook the Puget Sound region in Washington early Friday morning, with the temblors felt into British Columbia and across the Cascade Mountains into the eastern part of the state.There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Three Lakes area, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle.The initial jolt was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.The state Department of Transportation said the agency would be inspecting bridges, but had no reports of damage.The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.The Northwest is especially prone to earthquakes. The most recent large one to shake the Seattle area occurred in 2001, when a 6.8 magnitude quake happened just north of Olympia, Washington. That quake caused some injuries and widespread damage, including to the air traffic control tower at Sea-Tac Airport.Further south along the Pacific coast, a magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week’s Southern California earthquakes was felt widely in the region on Friday morning. There have been thousands of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 and the 7.1 quake that occurred the next day.last_img read more

Body recovered from Columbia River identified as Vancouver man

first_imgAuthorities identified a body found in the Columbia River last week as a 25-year-old Vancouver man. Nicholas J. Melum went under the water and did not surface Sunday evening, Sept. 1, at the Vancouver Landing dock near the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. His body was found three days later, floating near the dock. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be an accidental drowning. Melum was reportedly swimming near the dock Sunday when he called for help and went under. Nearby teens jumped in and threw him a life ring, but were not able to rescue him.last_img read more

TCLs topvalue 6 series TV blows up to 75 inches at CES

first_img The TCL 6 series has an insanely good picture for the… Now playing: Watch this: Comments TCL So you have your eye on the best TV value of 2018, the TCL 6 series, but want something larger than a 65-inch screen? Here ya go.Today at CES 2019 TCL announced that it’s releasing a 75-inch version of the 6 series. It’s available for preorder at Best Buy starting today at $1,800, and coming to other retailers in the next few weeks. It offers all of the same features we liked so much in the smaller 65-inch size, including the full-array local dimming largely responsible for that set’s impressive image quality. And, as you might expect from a bigger set, it has more dimming zones: 160 compared to 120 on the 65-incher. The 75-inch model also has a true 120Hz refresh rate, while the 55- and 65-inch members of the series are 60Hz. The result should be better motion performance, although as usual the benefits are pretty subtle.The new 75-inch 6 series’ chief competitor is the Vizio P-Series, our previous pick at that size for best picture for the money — and it also costs about $1,800. Based on my comparison between each series 65-inch sets, I slightly prefer the image quality of the TCL, but both are excellent. And of course the TCL’s built-in Roku smart TV system is much better than Vizio’s SmartCast setup.Just like with the smaller versions of the 6 series, the 75-inchers will have two slightly different varieties. The Best Buy version of the set, model 75R615, has a standard infrared Roku TV remote, while the version on sale at other retailers, model 75R617, gets Roku’s voice remote with Wi-Fi that doesn’t need to be aimed at the TV. Pricing on the 75R617 was not announced. The two versions are otherwise identical. Share your voice TCL 6 series is a Roku-powered picture quality monster 43 Photoscenter_img 9 TVs CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Tags CES 2019 1:48last_img read more

Best iPad Pro deal ever 550 at Best Buy

first_img Best Buy Apple CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! iPad Pro Review • iPad Pro 2018 review: A powerful, beautiful tablet that needs a software overhaul See it Comments Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $747 $799 Amazon See All Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags See It 8 Apple 2:47 Preview • Apple’s newest iPad Pros hands-on: The iPad X we expected Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?center_img See It • reading • Best iPad Pro deal ever: $550 at Best Buy $674 See It $674 Pencil not included, alas, but the support is there! Sarah Tew/CNET Make no mistake: The iPad Pro is not the tablet for cheapskates. It’s the tablet for people who have specific needs and the budget to accommodate those needs.Of course, everybody likes a deal, am I right? And for a limited time, Best Buy’s got one of the best ones ever: The iPad Pro 10.5 (256GB) for $549.99. That’s a hefty $250 off Apple’s price and the lowest to date. (You can also get it from Amazon for the same price, but it’s backordered for at least a week.)See it at Best BuyIf you’re still working with an older iPad, this may well be a good upgrade option. You get a bigger screen, boatloads of storage, better cameras, a faster processor, Apple Pencil support and so on.Read CNET’s iPad Pro 10.5 review to learn more. The review is a bit out of date now — it dings the tablet for not yet having the cool features afforded by 2017’s iOS 11 — but note that even iOS 12 doesn’t bring iPads up to full laptop-replacement level. Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Silver, 64GB, 2018) The Cheapskate Best Buy Share your voice Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple Apple’s new iPad Pro takes baby steps towards the future Tablets News • Get an 11-inch iPad Pro for $650 (save $150)last_img read more

Cab driver arrested for Kolkata models murder he bludgeoned her to death

first_imgIANSA model and event planner from Kolkata was murdered in Bengaluru on 31 July and an Ola driver has been arrested for the crime.The victim, Pooja Singh De (32), was discovered near Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. Reports state that the woman was murdered after the Ola driver, identified as HM Nagesh, who was taking her to the airport, tried robbing her. He was not logged onto the app but was working in a professional capacity.The police followed up on their leads and arrested the driver on August 21 in Bengaluru. Upon questioning he confessed to his crimes and is currently in judicial custody.Pooja was returning to Kolkata after an event in Bengaluru when she was murdered. Deccan Herald reports that her body was found by villagers in the locality and they alerted the police. Her body was bludgeoned and she also had multiple stab wounds.She was wearing Jealous21 jeans, Titan watch and a pair of branded sandals. Her bag and wallet were nowhere to be seen, making it difficult for the police to identify her.”We had two clues. The bar codes on her jeans and a watch. We were trying to trace them back to the seller, but drew a blank,” Bheemashankar S Guled, the DCP (North-East) told DH.The police went on to say that they felt that she was from North India by her facial features and her ring design. Teams were sent to Delhi and Kolkata to search through missing persons complaints in case they can find something.”We found a match with a missing person report in Kolkata. The report indicated that the person had gone missing in Bengaluru. The family identified the victim as Pooja Singh Dey, 30, a fashion model-turned-event manager,” Guled had said.On July 30 evening, Pooja had booked a ride on Ola from the Crescent Hotel to another one in Parappana Agrahara. She separately called the driver up later and asked him to pick her up at 4 AM the next morning to take her to the airport to which he agreed.They commenced their journey at 4:15 AM from Hosur Road. During the commute, the driver deviated from the path to a secluded location and demanded money. He began hitting her with a jack rod till she became unconscious, narrated the police about the incident. He then dumped her behind KIA near Kaada Yarappanahalli village. When he went through her belongings, he found only Rs 500.When Pooja became conscious, she tried to escape but the driver hit her repeatedly with a stone and also stabbed her many times to death, said the police.Regarding incidents such as this, the police have advised people to refrain from individually booking trips with drivers they meet through cab aggregators.  [Representational Image]Reuters filelast_img read more