Duo stabs taxi driver steals car one held other at large

first_imgCoimbatore: Two persons, hailing from Andaman and Nicobar, allegedly stabbed a taxi driver and took away the car near here in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. One of them was caught while the other was absconding, they said. The two had booked the car to go to Madurai from here. As the car reached Sulur, about 20 km from here, one of them stabbed the driver Vasanthkumar, pushed him out of the vehicle and drove the car away, the police said. Passersby took the injured driver and admitted him to the Government hospital here. On being informed, police alerted checkposts and other strategic points towards Tirupur and border districts, and intercepted the car with the duo near Tirupur. One of them escaped from the police, while the other was taken into custody.last_img read more

Humboldt Broncos name former NHLer Nathan Oystrick as head coach after bus

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – The new head coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team says he’s excited to get started but will never forget the tragic circumstances that brought him to the role.The team announced Tuesday that Regina-born former NHL defenceman Nathan Oystrick will be filling the vacancy left by Darcy Haugan, who was among 16 killed when the team’s bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural intersection in April. Thirteen others were injured in the crash.“I did not know Darcy Haugan. But like so many people in this world today, I wish I had,” Oystrick hold a news conference at Humboldt’s Elgar Peterson Arena.“I believe in his commitment to not just developing skilled hockey players, but developing great human beings and I hope that I can make him proud while doing this job.”He said Haugan’s inspirational message painted on the wall outside the dressing room will remain. Among other things, Haugan’s “core covenant” said Broncos players must put family first, treat others with respect and play and practise with passion.Oystrick, who is 35, played professional hockey for 10 seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues. He also played 338 games with the American Hockey League.He was most recently head coach of Colorado Academy high school and plans to move to Humboldt with his wife Lindsay and dog Wiley at the end of the month.Broncos president Kevin Garinger said there were more than 50 applicants for the job.“What I appreciate about Nathan in general is that he is committed to people first,” Garinger said. “And through the commitment to people, comes a commitment then to an organization, a community and ultimately a hockey team.”Oystrick said he has not met any of the survivors of the crash.He said when he heard he got the job, he felt a mixture of nerves and excitement.“I want to make the Humboldt Broncos organization and the community proud of not only me, but of our team.”Oystrick, who has been an assistant coach in the ECHL minor hockey league in the U.S., said he has an upbeat and open leadership style.“On the ice, I want to play a fast-paced, in-your-face game … My goal here is to win championships, but also to build strong-character people,” he said.“Off the ice, I want to build relationships with the people of Humboldt in the community and help wherever and whenever I can.”He said, for him, hockey is about making connections.“If I’ve learned anything in my playing career, it’s that the biggest thing that hockey does for anyone is build relationships, whether it’s in your community, your teammates, your coaches — it doesn’t matter.”— By Lauren Krugel in Calgarylast_img read more

Quebec tables legislation to create universal kindergarten for 4yearolds

QUEBEC — The Quebec government moved towards fulfilling a key election promise today as it tabled a bill that would ensure children can attend kindergarten at four years old.The legislation introduced by Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge would modify the province’s Education Act to make pre-kindergarten available for all children, regardless of their neighbourhood’s economic status.The current law only permits such classes to be offered in low-income areas.Premier Francois Legault campaigned on the issue during the last election campaign, going so far as to promise to resign if he failed to implement it.But several school boards, mostly in the Montreal area, have expressed concern over the plan and said it will be difficult for them to add classes due to a lack of space and personnel.The education critic for the opposition Liberals criticized Legault Thursday, saying the premier has no plan and is only tabling the legislation to save his own skin.The vice-president of one of the province’s biggest trade unions also denounced the project, saying the resources would be better spent by investing in the public daycare system and services for young children.“The (Coalition Avenir Quebec) government, by stubbornly wanting to make kindergarten universal, isn’t attacking the real priorities in education,” CSQ vice-president Line Camerlain said following a debate in the legislature.Legault defended the project Thursday afternoon, accusing his detractors of resisting change.He argued having students in kindergarten at four years old would allow schools to bring in more specialists such as social workers, psychologists, and speech therapists.“We can certainly share a bigger team when we have a whole elementary school rather than when we have just a daycare,” he said. “It seems obvious.”Legault’s government has said it will invest between $400 million and $700 million to make sure kindergarten is available to all four-year-olds within five years.The initiative will be rolled out gradually, and the classes will remain optional.The Canadian Press read more

WHATS SHOOTING IN ONTARIO – AS OF APR1317 – LINKS BY DGC

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook ACTRA – CLICK HEREIATSE 873 – CLICK HERE————-FOLLOW eBOSS CANADAThe Entertainment Business One-Stop ShopFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eboss.canada/Twitter: https://twitter.com/eBOSSCanadaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/eBOSSCanada/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM1DvYkRJ2YXSrJXJ7-3f0A What’s shooting in Ontario – as of APR-13-17DGC (Director’s Guild of Canada) Hotlist – CLICK HERE (55 page PDF)OMDC (Ontario Media Development Corporation) MEDIA LIST – CLICK HERE (3-page PDF) Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Lays records hockey emotions

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement The campaign also includes 15- and 30-second TV spots (below) where NHL fans are shown watching a game alongside Burns, who poses with the brand’s specially packaged chip bags. PepsiCo’s Lay’s is looking to tap its hockey-loving audience, encouraging fans to interact with hockey stars through facial recognition technology.On Monday, the brand launched “Show Your Emotions,” a campaign that includes an online activation where users can interact with San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns and Vegas Golden Knights’ goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.Starting at 12 pm Eastern, fans can visit the company’s website, where they will be invited to record a range of expressions (with the site detecting them through facial recognition tech) based on hockey-related prompts, such as how they would react if their team made the playoffs. The expressions will then drive pre-recorded video responses, in real-time, from Burns and Fleury. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Spotlight Shall we dance

first_imgPilobolus photo by Ian DouglasAmerican Dance Festivalby Mimi MontgomeryMovement is alive in the Triangle this summer when the American Dance Festival hosts its 83rd season in Durham June 16 – July 30. Heralded by The New York Times as “one of the nation’s most important institutions,” the festival, founded in 1934, aims to foster creative growth in the modern dance world by bringing together dancers, choreographers, and students to learn and practice alongside one another. This season, the festival will present 61 performances in 13 Durham venues by 26 companies and choreographers from Israel, Russia, France, and the U.S. Throughout, professional training workshops will be held for dancers, choreographers, students, and teachers from around the world at Duke University.The gathering also aims to have a local impact: ADF Project Dance offers creative movement workshops to Triangle students and distributes over 500 free performance tickets to local nonprofits. The group also partners with Durham’s Central Park School for Children to introduce dance classes as an alternative to more traditional physical education classes.Company Wang Ramirez photo by Frank SzafinskiThroughout the summer, ADF will also partner with lululemon for free, public yoga classes; lead free tours throughout the ADF school; host a children’s Saturday matinee series featuring especially imaginative performances to captivate little ones; and hold free movie screenings focusing on the relationship between body movement and cinema. Plus, through the ADF Go program, young art lovers between the ages of 18-30 can purchase a $10 ticket to any performance (barring Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette June 20-21).Go big, go small, but definitely go. There are plenty of performances happening throughout the two months and it’s easy to take your pick. For a full list of performances, events, locations, and ticket prices, visit americandancefestival.orglast_img read more

Ben Stiller To Be Honored At UN Women for Peace Association Awards

first_imgThe UN Women for Peace Association will hold their annual Awards Luncheon on March 1, at the UN Delegates Dining Room.This year’s Awards Luncheon will honor actor, writer and activist Ben Stiller; activist Leslee Udwin, CEO and founder of Think Equal; fashion designer Naeem Khan; and international philanthropists Albert and Deidre Pujols. UNWFPA will recognize Changemakers and Educators Marc Brackett Ph.D., Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Robin Stern Ph.D., Co-Founder & Associate Director of Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Together UNWFPA, Yale and Facebook are bringing awareness to the importance of integrating social and emotional well-being into schools, families and communities as a pathway to peace around the world.UN Women for Peace Association was founded in 2008 under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, the wife of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The organization, which is led by Chair Dame Muna Rihani Al-Nasser and President Barbara Winston, helps to advance the goals of academic and charitable organizations that provide opportunities for women to partake in the global peace-building process through social, cultural, education and women empowerment programs.Tickets and Tables for the Awards Luncheon on March 1 are still available for purchase here.last_img read more

October new car preregistration figures

Today, SMMT released figures for October pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in October 2013 that were defined as pre-registrations.CLICK HERE: Download the October 2013 release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

ESG Solutions expands microseismic operations in Perth Australia

first_imgESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic technology and services, is expanding its Australian operations through its partnership with Australian consulting agency, MiningOne.  With this partnership, ESG has relocated staff experienced in array design, installation, advanced analysis and technical support from its Canadian headquarters to operate out of the MiningOne office in Perth.  Establishing a local sales and service support capability will better serve ESG’s and MiningOne’s clients.Microseismic monitoring is routinely applied to underground and open-pit mine operations to enhance production, decrease costs, and reduce economic, operational, and environmental risk.  The technology provides real-time feedback on mining induced seismicity within the surrounding rock, and may take the form of comprehensive mine-wide systems or temporary, portable units for specific applications, such as blast or vibration monitoring.“ESG presents many advantages as a microseismic supplier in the Australian market, and we are excited to provide new options to clients who are looking for reliable and powerful microseismic solutions,” says Dr Cezar Trifu, Executive Vice President for Mining and Geotechnical Services at ESG.  “As a pioneer in the provision of microseismic monitoring solutions across multiple industries, ESG continues to innovate and improve passive microseismic technology and analytical techniques to ensure that operators receive maximum value from their seismic systems.”Active in Australia for nearly 17 years, ESG installed its first microseismic system in an underground mine in Western Australia in late 1997.  With the Perth office now staffed with qualified personnel, Trifu looks forward to developing deeper relationships with clients in Australia “We believe that a consistent local presence of technical experts, while further leveraging the existing infrastructure of MiningOne, will allow ESG to provide a much higher level of service for existing clients while reaching out to new clients in the Australian market.”ESG has also invested in similar business expansion in South America and Africa, and continues to prioritise its mining and geotechnical services division amid tremendous company growth.ESG helps operators improve safety, optimise production, reduce costs and mitigate risk associated with underground and open-pit mining, hydraulic fracturing and other applications.last_img read more

Afrique premier sommet pour la construction de la Grande muraille verte

first_imgAfrique : premier sommet pour la construction de la Grande muraille verteAfrique – Onze pays africains se sont réunis jeudi au Tchad à l’occasion d’un premier sommet sur le projet d’édification de la Grande muraille verte. Celle-ci est censée ralentir l’avancée du désert observée suite au réchauffement climatique. Cette grande muraille, de plus de 7.100 km de long, traversera onze pays africains : le Burkina Faso, Djibouti, l’Érythrée, l’Éthiopie, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Nigeria, le Sénégal, le Soudan et le Tchad, reliant Dakar à Djibouti.Il s’agira d’une bande de verdure de 15 km de large qui aura pour but de freiner la progression du désert. Sa mise en place devrait se faire d’ici 3 à 5 ans, certains pays comme le Sénégal étant plus avancés que d’autres.Un projet aux proportions hors normes, pour lequel aucun budget n’a encore été défini, mais le président du Sénégal Abdoulaye Wade se montre déterminé : “Le désert est un cancer qui progresse, on doit le combattre. C’est pour cela que nous avons décidé ensemble de mener cette bataille titanesque”.Il s’agit d’un projet africain, conçu pour les Africains par les Africains lesquels, rappelons-le, sont les habitants les moins pollueurs de la planète, mais également ceux qui subiront les plus lourdes conséquences du réchauffement climatique. Le 18 juin 2010 à 11:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SanDisk Made a 400GB microSD Card to Enable Your Digital Hoarding

first_imgStay on target Wouldn’t it be great if a smartphone that advertised 64GB of internal storage actually had 64GB you could utilize? They don’t, of course, but that’s OK. If you’ve got a microSD slot, SanDisk will gladly provide you some extra room for your files.How much extra? An insane 400GB. Yes, SanDisk now makes something roughly the size of your pinky fingernail that can store a couple hundred 1080p movie rips, or around 3,000 hours of MP3 music encoded at 320K. Like taking pictures of basically everything, you see every day? Perfect. This thing should be able to pack in 50,000 or so 22MP RAW photos.A ridiculous amount of space to store files isn’t all this card has going for it. It’s also A1 rated, which means that if you’re using it in an Android device, the read/write speeds are good enough to support launching apps directly from the card. SanDisk clocks them at up to 100MB/s, by the way.As is usually the case with anything new and drool-worthy, there’s a catch. Not all devices with a microSD slot will be able to utilize a 400GB card. Many can only (only? I swear I just recycled a box of old Blackberry devices at work that had 2GB cards in them) handle cards up to 256GB. For those of you who own a newer phone or tablet that support capacities up to 2TB, however… you’re good to go.And as insane as that 2TB upper limit might have seemed on the spec sheet, SanDisk will probably figure out how to blow through that barrier soon enough. It’s only been a little over a year since they announced their first 256GB card, after all.How much will it cost to add 40% of a terabyte to your phone or tablet? Not as much as you might think. SanDisk has priced their 400GB card at $249.99, and you should be able to order one from them any day now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Micron and SanDisk Unveil World’s First 1TB microSD CardsSomeone Crammed Half a Terabyte Into a microSD Card last_img read more

City of San Diego approves ban on styrofoam containers

first_imgCity of San Diego approves ban on styrofoam containers 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The City of San Diego on Monday took final action on a proposal to ban Styrofoam food and beverage containers. By a vote of 5-3, the council members passed a ordinance which would outlaw polystyrene containers, also known as Styrofoam. The law would also limit single use plastics such as straws and utensils, which would be available only by request. Supporters of the proposal said it would help to protect the environment, but opponents claimed it would hurt the economic health of small businesses. At Salud, a restaurant in Barrio Logan, manager Ernie Salgado explained the restaurant has been using recycled paper containers for takeout food since Salud opened three years ago. Salgado said the paper containers cost only a few cents more than the Styrofoam and his customers seen to appreciate the restaurant’s efforts to protect the environment.Council member Chris Ward who introduced the proposal in May said Styrofoam is destructive to the oceans and to marine life because it doesn’t degrade. Ward and council member Barbara Bry cited scientific studies that showed tiny plastic particles are showing up in the fish we eat.“We know that one-quarter of the fish that come out of the Pacific Ocean for human consumption test positive for plastic,” Ward.said.He added that the cost differential between Styrofoam and more eco-friendly replacement products range from 1 to 7 cents.The measure was opposed by the California Restaurant Association. Chris Duggan with the CRA offered a different cost analysis and said forcing small businesses to use alternatives to polystyrene would result in significant increases in their container costs.“They would range from 54% all the way to 145%,” Duggan said.Melford Wilson, who runs a restaurant in Valencia Park said a ban on Styrofoam might force him to close.“Yeah, if I had to switch, that definitely would take me out of business. I can’t afford to pay 66% on just buying the stuff to put my product out,” Wilson said.After hearing from both sides, the city council voted to approve the ban, with a 12 month grace period for small businesses to comply. The ordinance also includes a waiver that would permit business to be exempted if they can prove the mandate would cause economic hardship. San Diego is the fourth city in the county to adopt a ban on Styrofoam food and drink containers and follows 119 other cities and town in California that outlaw containers made of Styrofoam.RELATED: San Diego City Council votes 5-3 to pass Polystyrene foam ban Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: October 15, 2018center_img Sasha Foo Updated: 8:39 PM October 15, 2018last_img read more

The Weather Eye More flakes may be on the way

first_imgFor those of you that witnessed the very large snowflakes early Wednesday, it may have been quite a surprise. The snow itself wasn’t a surprise, as I mentioned here the other day we could see snowflakes down to city levels. Many readers commented to me that they were chicken-feather-size flakes. I say, how about goose or maybe ostrich size, ha-ha? Very large snowflakes two- to three-inches across are not that uncommon, especially when we have a warm layer of air above the surface. The snowflakes are very wet and begin to melt and then stick together in the lower atmosphere upon their descent. They can occur during a heavy shower, with very cold air aloft that drives down the snow level. I have seen snowflakes that large before at 40 degrees.The largest snowflake on record, 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick, was reported at Fort Keogh, Mont., on January 28, 1887, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Now that would be something to see.Nevertheless, we will be under the gun for a few days or so, with possible snow falling clear down to city levels, especially during the night and early morning hours. This will depend on the intensity of the showers and the duration. A more widespread snow event that some forecast models earlier hinted at for late Sunday into Monday is still up in the air, and I certainly wouldn’t hang my hat on that quite yet. Bottom line: Wintry weather, but nothing to panic about. Spring is just around the corner.I had an e-mail from weather watcher Roland Dersken of the “other Vancouver” in British Columbia. He reports that their rainfall for the first 15 days of the month is more than twice that of ours. He measured 3.60 inches, compared to 1.54 inches locally.Pat Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://weathersystems.com.last_img read more

WSP seeks witnesses to crash involving police car

first_imgWashington State Patrol detectives are looking for witnesses to a two-car collision involving a fully marked police patrol car that happened last month while the officer was en route to a shooting. Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, Vancouver police Officer Keith Tyler was driving east on state Highway 500. He was heading toward Northeast 34th Street near Northeast 162nd Avenue where another Vancouver police officer, Dustin Goudschaal, had just been shot during a routine traffic stop. With its lights and sirens on, Tyler’s 2012 Dodge Charger collided with a 1992 Volkswagen Passat at the Stapleton Road intersection, Trooper Will Finn said. The driver of the Passat, Arthur Metzger, suffered broken bones and a concussion and was transported to a local hospital. Tyler, who was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 1999, also had minor injuries and was sent to the hospital. His car was totalled. Troopers investigated the crash and got details about what happened from both drivers, but haven’t reached any other witnesses. Anyone who saw what happened, or who knows a witness, is asked to call Detective Dave Ortner at 360-449-7942. Finn said it’s not yet clear who might be at fault. When police officers run with lights and sirens on, they check intersections to make sure it’s clear and safe to proceed.last_img read more

Tennessee restaurant operators ordered to pay 220000 in back wages and damages

first_imgThe operators of Nashville, Tennessee-based restaurant Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine have been ordered to pay $220,000 (£173,557) in back wages and liquidated damages to 31 employees.The action follows an investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), which uncovered violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).WHD investigators found that food prep workers, cooks and dishwashers had been paid flat salaries by Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine, without regard to the number of hours actually worked. This meant that the employees were paid less than the minimum wage of $7.25 (£5.72) per hour, as they worked approximately 60 hours per week.In addition, the restaurant failed to pay the required overtime to employees when they worked more than 40 hours in a week, and neglected to keep the required payroll records.Nettie Lewis, Nashville district director at the WHD, said: “The division provides a wide variety of tools for employers to learn about these requirements, and encourages them to reach out to us for assistance so that violations can be avoided.”The operators of Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine were unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Responders On Scene of Wildland Fire off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik

first_imgAccording to Chief Al Terry with Anchor Point Emergency Services the fire has been contained and residents have been able to return to their homes. Crews are still on scene mopping up the remainder of the fire. Anchor Point, Central Emergency Services, Kachemak Emergency Service Area, Division of Forestry, and Ninilchik fire departments are on scene. A wildland fire is currently ongoing off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik. Division of Forestry and local Fire Departments are evacuating threatened homes in the nearby area. Original Post: center_img Residents are being asked to avoid the area if possible, and be mindful of emergency vehicles and give them the right of way. Air and ground assets are actively working to protect threatened structures. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 04:46 amUpdate: 4pm This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

New Bridge to Secure Future of West Virginia Air Guard Base

first_imgState and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for a $6.2 million bridge that provides a new access route to Charleston Air National Guard Base, W.Va.The bridge over the Elk River will improve security for the 130th Airlift Wing by allowing the closure of the current public road serving the base. That route passes right by the Guard base and poses a security risk, a factor local leaders believed could jeopardize the installation in a future BRAC round.The bridge also provides a new entrance for a county park, reported MetroNews. “It’s a win-win for the parks and we got the security that we needed as well,” said Lt. Col. Melissa Shade, public affairs officer for the West Virginia National Guard.The West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Fighter Squadron Memorial Bridge is dedicated to 21 National Guard members who died in an airplane crash in 1951. The bridge’s dedication comes 10 years after the Guard base staved off closure in the last BRAC round. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

The best lastminute Christmas gift is the Tile Mate for 16

first_img Share your voice 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. The Cheapskate Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Read more: The best gifts for 2018Read more: The best gifts under $50CNET’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! How to save money on nearly everything you buy online 6 Bonus deal: Amazon is still offering Black Friday prices on a ton of Amazon devices, including the 2nd-gen Echo Dot for $20 and the third-gen for $30.If you don’t mind shopping on Facebook, though, Daily Steals has the third-gen Echo Dot for just $20 in your choice of colors. That’s the lowest price to date on this all-new Dot.See it at FacebookAlthough Daily Steals states that it will “ship within two days,” there’s no guarantee it’ll arrive in time for Christmas.I thought the second-gen Dot was a killer deal at $20 (and it is), but the third-gen for the same price? The latter is, after all, the best Dot yet.Bonus deal No. 2: Do not miss the 2018 iPad (32GB) at its lowest price ever: Just $229. Now playing: Watch this: The new Tile locators have replaceable batteries, meaning there’s no longer any reason not to get one. Tile Need a last-minute stocking stuffer? Or a cool gift for the person who has (almost) everything? I’ve got you covered.Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon has the new Tile Mate locator for $15.99, with free shipping even if you’re not a Prime subscriber.See it at AmazonThat’s one option. Another is the new Tile Pro in a two-pack for $44.99. I’ll explain the differences below.For those unfamiliar with them, the Tiles are Bluetooth-tethered locators. Pair one with your phone, then attach it to a keychain or something else that routinely goes missing. When you want to find that thing, just tap the Tile app and the Tile rings.Even better, if you’ve misplaced your phone (and it’s in range), double-press the Tile button to make the phone ring — even if it’s set to mute. There’s also a crowd-sourcing option that can help you recover items lost in the out-of-range wider world.These are both the updated Tile models introduced just a couple months ago. That means they have user-replaceable batteries (yay!) and improved Bluetooth range. Youget up to 150 feet with the Mate and up to 300 feet with the Pro.As gadget gifts go, I can think of few better ones — especially the Mate at just $16. (It’s normally $25.)Your thoughts? center_img 2:10 Amazon Comments 54 Photos Mobile Smart Speakers & Displays The best tech Christmas gifts for 2018 Tagslast_img read more

Glaxo Auro Pharma and Dr Reddys to report better topline in December

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals (Glaxo), Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) and Aurobindo Pharma are expected to post a growth of 13 percent to 20 percent in their December quarter revenues, brokerage firm Angel Broking said in a note on Tuesday.Shares of the three companies were trading in the red at around 1:05 pm, while the S&P BSE Sensex was down 320 points, or 1.33 percent, at 23,967.86.GlaxoThe Indian arm of British drug company GlaxoSmithKline Plc is expected to post sales of Rs 730 crore for the December quarter, an increase of about 13 percent from Rs 646.2 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, led by price hike and volume growth, said Angel Broking. Operating margin is likely to be around 18 percent while adjusted net profit is pegged at Rs 102.70 crore, up 55 percent from Rs 66.1 crore in the year-ago period.The company will be declaring its December quarter results on 10 February.DRLDr Reddy’s Labs is likely to report a topline of Rs 4,420 crore for the third quarter ended December 2015, as against Rs 3,843 crore in the corresponding period last year, a growth of 15 percent, driven by both domestic and US sales. Operating margin is expected to be around 27 percent, up from 23 percent, year-over-year. The adjusted net profit is expected at Rs 746 crore, up 30 percent from Rs 574 crore, year-over-year.The Hyderabad-based company will be declaring its December quarter results on 9 February.Aurobindo PharmaThe company’s third quarter revenues are estimated at around Rs 3,800 crore, an increase of 20.9 percent over the year-ago period revenues. The operating margin is expected to come at 53.1 percent, up from 51 percent in the third quarter of FY2015, the Angel Broking report highlighted. Aurobindo Pharma’s adjusted net profit is likely to come at Rs 613.4 crore, as against Rs 399 crore in the third quarter of FY2015, an increase of 53.7 percent. The company will be declaring its third quarter results on 10 February.Glaxo was trading at Rs 3,260, down 0.94 percent, DRL  at Rs 3,010, down 1.96 percent and Aurobindo Pharma at Rs 729.35, with a loss of 2.30 percent.On 5 February, Lupin Pharma reported its quarterly net profit at Rs 530 crore, down 11.82 percent from Rs 601 crore in the year-ago period, while net sales inched 6 percent higher to Rs 3,358 crore, from Rs 3, 145 crore in the third quarter of last fiscal.last_img read more

Photo Gallery PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

first_imgGood Friday morning!We hope that your day is a PAWFECT TEN. 🐶 #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS pic.twitter.com/pX21JiY552— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 9, 2018 Share 1218 drones assemble into a snowboarder then morph into the Olympic rings. Amazing.#WinterOlympics#OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/6LUwVHxaBM— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 9, 2018 .@TeamUSA entering the #OpeningCeremony from @shaunwhite’s point of view! #BestOfUS pic.twitter.com/vdBWCMIVBp— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 9, 2018 IntroductionsSouth Korea’s President Moon Jae-in entered the stadium, followed by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.Parade of athletesBy tradition, Greece, the home of the original Olympics, enters first; the host country enters last. In this case, South Korea’s athletes entered alongside their counterparts from North Korea, walking beneath a flag of unity, bearing the shape of the Korean Peninsula.Matthias Hangst/Getty ImagesBy tradition, Greece, the home of the original Olympics, enters first.The other 89 nations entered according to the Korean alphabet – a situation that has led to confusion among some viewers in the past, as they wonder at the order.The U.S. team entered after all the countries whose names begin with “M” — so, after Malta and Mongolia and before Bermuda and Belgium. The Americans were the 26th delegation to enter the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.Other notable entries include the Olympic Athlete from Russia team, who will enter as the 55th delegation.The U.S. flag-bearerErin Hamlin shocked many when she won bronze at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi – the first time an American singles luger had ever won a medal.Now she’s a two-time world champion — and in her fourth Winter Games, Hamlin led the U.S. team into the Olympic Park in Pyeongchang Friday night.Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesFlag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States leads the team in the Parade of Athletes.While she’s comfortable streaking down the track at 90 miles an hour, Hamlin earlier said she was more worried about Friday’s ceremony.“I slide. That’s what I do,” Hamlin told the media in Pyeongchang after being selected. “Put me at the top of the track, that’s my happy place. Walking out in front of a lot of people and even more watching from home, hoping to not trip over my own feet or drop the flag is going to be way more nerve-wracking.”A native of Remsen, New York, she says she’s retiring after these games.🇺🇸🇺🇸The coolest thing I’ve ever done!!! Walking into opening ceremonies chanting USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! @TeamUSA #TeamUSA #PyeongChang2018 #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/QwbzPlY7Ja— Sam McGuffie (@sam_mcguffie) February 9, 2018 Kim Yuna looked like an angel tonight, as she lit the Olympic cauldron. 💖💖 #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/Plz6jgHzQe— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) February 9, 2018Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. – / 14The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics started at 8 p.m. in South Korea and at 6 a.m. ET in the U.S. — with 2,900 athletes from 92 countries gathering to compete for 102 medals in Pyeongchang.The U.S. Olympic team was led into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium by flag-bearer Erin Hamlin.The Winter Games run from Feb. 9-25. The Paralympics will use many of the same facilities, with 670 athletes competing from March 9-18.The ceremony beginsThe themes of the ceremony are harmony and convergence, and passion and peace.Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesDancers perform “The Land of Peace.” The themes of the ceremony are harmony and convergence, and passion and peace.The ceremony began with the type of spectacle we’ve learned to look forward to at the Olympics, with artful projections on the floor and a large troupe of costumed dancers. The action revolved around five children, local actors who live in Pyeongchang’s Gangwon Province.The organizers explain: “The number five comes from the five Olympic Rings, and the names of the children’s characters come from the Five Elements — fire, water, wood, metal, and earth — which are believed to make up the universe.”The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium’s pentagon shape also includes a combination of different geometrical shapes — circle, square, and triangle — representing heaven, earth, and mankind, the organizers say.The shape also means there will be five different entrances to the stage.last_img read more