Pochettino Alli not certain for Man City game

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is remaining cautious over Dele Alli’s comeback ahead of Monday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester CityThe 22-year-old midfielder has returned to training after being sidelined with a recurring hamstring problem for the past month.Alli, who was also absent for England over the recent international break, is believed to be in contention to make his return to action at Wembley.It will be his first appearance since Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Watford on September 26.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But, while feeling optimistic about Alli’s progress, Pochettino is reluctant to force him back into action before he is ready.“Yes I think it’s good news but we need to be careful. He started today with the group,” Pochettino told reporters on Football London.“Sure we hope he will be available for Monday but I’m not sure if we’re going to put him in the squad or not.”Injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose will likely remain on the sidelines for Spurs as they continue to recover from their hamstring and groin issues respectively.last_img read more

Im the right man for the job says defiant Jokanovic

first_imgFulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says he has what it takes to turn their poor start to the Premier League season around.Fulham have won just one game since promotion and are now in the relegation zone after four successive defeats, but Jokanovic feels he has proved himself during his three previous seasons at the club.“This kind of situation is part of football,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“I am not here three days, I am here three years and the board must have some kind of opinion about my work.“From my side, I have the confidence and believe in my job. People around me are professional and we don’t try to make some crazy things.“We know it’s not an easy job ahead of us, we must be brave and encourage the team not to stop, never give up.“My experience in this club – this is my fourth season here – and always it was complicated and always we reached the target at the end of the season.”last_img read more

Honigstein Pulisic signing could allow Chelseas profile to grow in the

first_imgJournalist Raphael Honigstein believes the arrival of USA star Christian Pulisic could open up opportunities for Chelsea in the North American marketThe Blues completed a €64m transfer for Pulisic on Wednesday morning and have loaned him back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of this season.The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the exciting prospects in European football following an impressive spell in the Bundesliga with Manchester United and Liverpool having also been linked with moves.But Honigstein believes Chelsea could gain much more than just another great player in Pulisic due to his marketing appeal in the United States.“He’s a real talent and especially if you consider the marketing value as the No 1 American football player of his generation – it’s not a deal that feels expensive,” Honigstein told Sky Sports.“This is a player that a lot of Premier League clubs were interested in, he brings tremendous value when it comes to gaining followers and attention in America, which is a key market for many Premier League clubs for obvious reasons.“He might make it easier for Chelsea to, I would not say sell the club, but maybe exploit different opportunities in America.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If Roman Abramovich deems that someone else should come in alongside him or maybe he wants to sell the club – all these things make it quite a smart business move, if you will.”The German football expert also believes Dortmund got a great deal for Pulisic considering he had decided to not renew his contract with them.“I think they (Dortmund) got the best out of the deal that was possible for them,” added Honigstein.“Once it became clear that he was not going to renew his contract which runs out in 2020 there was a real danger that he might run down his contract and they would lose him for nothing.“Effectively moving forward that move by a year and still achieving quite a high price should be considered a nice bit of business from Dortmund’s point of view.“But that does not mean the player is not worth it. Once Pulisic decided he would not stay at Dortmund beyond 2020 then really he became a free agent in all but name. Dortmund had to see if they could extract maximum value.“They didn’t have a good hand to deal with initially because the player was adamant he would not stay but as they often do, Dortmund managed to make the most out if it.”last_img read more

Warm Water Temperatures Have Interesting Sea Life Visiting Our Coast

first_img Posted: August 6, 2018 Dave Scott, Warm Water Temperatures Have Interesting Sea Life Visiting Our Coast August 6, 2018 Dave Scott Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – The ocean water is at record warm temperatures, and we’re seeing marine life not usually seen off our coast.KUSI’s Dave Scott was with Dr. Daniel Rudnick, Professor at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography earlier today, discussing our recent visitors to our coastline. last_img read more

Police Suspect arrested for Encanto burglary and sexual assault

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An alleged intruder accused of attempted rape on Friday morning inside an Encanto home was arrested Sunday, police said.Officers said they arrested William Lawrence Davis, 25, for burglary and sexual assault.The victim showed up at her neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor to call police shortly before 6 a.m. to report that a man had broken into her house in the 6100 block of Wunderlin Avenue and tried to rape her, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said.Details regarding the break-in were scarce, but the burglar stole the woman’s cellphone. then fled the area, Stirk said. Police: Suspect arrested for Encanto burglary and sexual assault KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2019 Updated: 1:03 PM KUSI Newsroom, May 6, 2019 Suspect has been arrested for the burglary and sexual assault which occurred on Friday, May 3rd in the Encanto community. Hard work by our officers, detectives and Crime Lab to identify and apprehend this dangerous suspect. See attached release. pic.twitter.com/n1S71plMFD— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Comiccon cosmetic costume dangers

first_img Jonathan Halvorson, 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 Settings(KUSI) – Comic Con encourages attendees to show their enthusiasm by dressing for the occasion but some materials may not be very safe.Kristen Richards with Torrey Pines Dermatology stopped by Good Morning San Diego to give some advice on how to avoid any type of allergic reaction from your custom costumes.Costume Tips:    Make sure your costumes are crafted from safe materials.Far too many store-bought versions are made of unsafe plastics like vinyl aka PVC, filled with hormone disrupters or even lead, a potent neurotoxin.This is an issue with swapped or hand-me-down costumes, too.  If costumes are older and packed away in a basement or attic, trapped dust and dust mites can make it difficult for those with allergies or asthma to breathe.Since dust mites can trigger asthma in children, parents may want to consider purchasing new costumes to replace those that have may accrued dust from being in storage all year.If a child wants to keep his or her old costume, parents can wash it with specialized laundry products designed to eliminate dust mites and other allergens.Accessories used for many common Halloween costumes also may cause reactions.Crowns, magic wands and faux jewelry that uses metals like nickel may cause rashes and irritation.Beware of nickel and cobalt, which can trigger allergic reactions.Hydrate yourself with water and snack on a few pretzels or potato chips before and during Comic-con, especially in warm temperatures.Sweat causes you to lose water and sodium, which contributes to uncomfortable leg cramps and can make you feel faint.The salt provided by the snack infuses additional sodium into your system, and the water keeps dehydration at bay.According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, costume makeup can trigger an allergic reaction or symptoms of asthma.10 percent of people will suffer from a cosmetic allergy during their lifetime           Inexpensive makeup may contain preservatives that can cause a rash and swelling of the skin.Formaldehyde is a very common preservative used in many of these products, but some products labeled “formaldehyde-free” can still cause allergic reactions.Certain makeup is not advisable to use around the mouth or eyes, so be certain to check all packaging for any warnings.  High-quality theater makeup may be a better option than the cheap crayon sticks sold at costume stores.  In any event, always test makeup on a small area of the skin well in advance of Comic-con.If a rash or any abnormality occurs, do not use the makeup     Tests conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics discovered that many contain heavy metal horrors like lead and chromium.  Some lipsticks also contain lead.If your kids don’t want to go bare, use the safest makeup you can find instead.           When it comes to outfitting a Comic-con costume, avoid VOC-filled nail polishes and fragranced products made with phthalates, an endocrine disruptor.   If your costume “needs” dark nails, choose a version free of formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates.   If you can, apply outside or with the windows open, even better. Or try stickers.          Does a costume call for different hair?   Use wigs and hats instead of spray-on hair coloring made with synthetic chemicals that are a bit too mysterious. Mask tips:      Certain headgear can limit your visibility, a child can be standing at your feet and out of your field of vision.    Props like fake teeth made from rubber and vinyl frequently contain lead paint and chemical plasticizers.Kids can actually absorb these while wearing them.Fake blood is usually made from an unsafe dye in a petroleum base, so avoid it, too.  If you or your kids are the creative type, try whipping some up your own fake blood with cornstarch and beet juice.Cosmetic contact lenses might seem like the perfect way to enhance your costume this year, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning consumers that the nonprescription lenses could do serious damage to your eyes.   Selling such lenses without a prescription is actually illegal,Dangerous because they could cause corneal abrasions (scratches on the cornea, which covers the iris and pupil) and ulcers on the eye, which can then lead to infection (keratitis).         If this happens, the AAO warns that corneal transplants and other eye surgeries might become necessary to prevent blindness. It all could have been avoided if these patients just took a little extra time to obtain a prescription and only wore FDA-approved lenses.Contact lenses should only be worn if they are FDA-approved and prescribed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Be sure to have a dress rehearsal, becoming comfortable in the costume before the event will insure the best performance. Comic-con cosmetic costume dangers July 16, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson Posted: July 16, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Readers Digest Gets ExBlueprint Exec

first_imgReader’s Digest has appointed Tom Prince, who conceived and oversaw Martha Stewart’s failed Blueprint magazine, as its executive editor. Prince had been Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s vice President and development editor.Prince’s hiring is the first for editor Peggy Northrop, who jumped ship from More to RDA last fall.Prior to MSLO, Prince was an executive editor at Real Simple from 2001 to 2004 after spending seven years at Allure. Prince also spent 10 years at New York Magazine, where he became deputy editor in 1994.last_img read more

BPA Solidifies Rule Changes to Reflect Changing Media Landscape

first_img• Paid combination sales and/or bundled subscriptions for print and digital.• Paid sponsored digital and/or tablet mobile subscriptions.• Paid circulation with digital as a promotional incentive.For non-paid circulation magazines with digital circulations, the recipient must authenticate the digital subscription through the device and access the magazine or publication once per every six-month reporting period.For digital delivery with non-requestors, the BPA Board amended a rule to allow media owners to count the digital subscription, from one copy, as long as the non-requesting subscriber is given the ability to opt-out.In addition to digital edition reporting, the BPA Board eliminated the continuous service requirement. It deemed that the continuous/non-continuous circulation rule was outdated because of the many media channels, multiple messaging opportunities and unlimited frequencies within a media brand to reinforce advertising messages.While the BPA Board may have axed the continuous service requirement, it reaffirmed reporting shared media channels, but determined it requires better disclosure. The BPA Board voted to require the disclosure comment, “shared media channels (XYZ website)—serving both ______ and ________,” everywhere shared data of any type, not just websites, is reported.When it comes to brand subscription sale offers, BPA members will now be required to report the full amount collected for an offer as the value of the subscription. Members reporting average annual order prices will now disclose the number of subscriptions sold with multiple channel brand offers, when applicable.The BPA Board also approved all recommended changes relating to pre-populated data. Media owners and BPA members, the agency says, wish to utilize subscriber information from any channel to pre-populate magazine subscription solicitations. The rules have been amended to allow the use of third-party sources—like association list rosters, business information providers and directories—to pre-populate information to make subscribing an efficient as possible.In another change, the BPA Board ruled that site licenses could be reported as separate media channels on the BPA Brand Report, but not as qualified digital copies on the publication circulation statements. Additionally, as more media owners migrate to brand reporting and expand statement sizes to report more data, the Board changed the rule surrounding qualification forms on statements to no longer require them due to the availability of these qualification forms online. More on this topic BPA Rule Changes BPA Issues New and Amended Rules for 2012 BPA Broadens Digital Rules, Clarifies ‘Stand-Alone’ Editions, Public Place Copies BPA Modifies Public Place Reporting for Consumer Mags, Creates New Rules Digital Accounts for 21 Percent of BPA Members’ Circulation BPA Redesigns, Shifts Exclusively to Brand Report FormatJust In Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by In an era of multiplatform media consumption, quantifying a large spectrum of metrics gets harder and harder. To provide clarity to its members, auditing agency BPA Worldwide has solidified several rule amendments that are scheduled to take effect immediately.In May 2012, the BPA Board allowed the reporting of digital copies served through applications as qualified circulation. At the time, it was determined that through authentication via an access code tied to subscriber registration or information, media owners had the ability to identify and quantify end-users, thus enabling publishers to report this as qualified circulation.As of the group’s December 2012 meeting, however, the BPA Board amended rules for digital copies served through apps and mobile devices. When it comes to digital subscriptions that are purchased through tablet or mobile platforms, digital circulation will be reported from copy one and for the full term of the subscription. However, the digital subscription must be authenticated through the device or app to report digital copies when sold as:last_img read more

The Magazine Channel Launches Reading App

first_img Now available for free download, iPhone app Inkworthy boasts more magazine articles than any other reader, according to The Magazine Channel, with some 40 percent of the content from the more than 450 participating publishers making its digital debut on the app.  Targeted ads interwoven among and within the stories—both seachable and sortable by topic—will generate shared revenue for both the app and the publishers with whom it partners, but The Magazine Channel says an added benefit for publishers is the ability to identify individual print articles that perform particularly well with mobile, social media-inclined audiences. Click the images below for some screenshots of the app. The Magazine Channel, the tech company founded by Publishers Press in 2012, has released a new reading app, the company announced today. Inkworthy joins existing competitors Zinio, Issuu, Texture, Magzter, Flipboard, Pixelmags, and several others, as well as newsstands on platforms like Google Play, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For October 11 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, October 11, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain, mainly after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. High near 71. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.At Wilmington Public Schools: Wilmington Middle School is hosting its Third Annual WMS Has Talent from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school’s auditorium. Tickets cost $5. The show will feature vocal & instrumental performances from students, plus a circus act.In The Community: The Wilmington Community Chorus rehearses every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, at St. Elizabeth’s (4 Forest Street). New members welcome. No tryout required. Learn more HERE.In The Community: WCTV is holding a meet-up from 6pm to 7pm at the studios for those interested in volunteering to help film Wilmington High sports. Learn more HERE.Municipal Meeting: The Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm in the Town Museum. Read the agenda HERE. Note that this meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday night.At The Library: Thursday Baby Times at 9:30am. Time for Twos at 10:30am. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 6:30pm. Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 8am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Game Day at 1pm. Ceramics at 1pm. Homestead Seminar at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For September 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Up close with the rare and unique aircraft of the Yanks Air

first_img Amid the steel, aluminum and rust at the Yanks Air Museum Boneyard Related on CNET The decay, rust, and sky of an aircraft boneyard A vast oasis of aircraft lies deep in the Arizona desert Welcome to the Boneyard, a desert tomb for US military aircraft Inside the amazing Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Protectors of planes past at the Yanks Air Museum Tags 38 Photos Out back is another gem of this museum: a boneyard. Partially complete aircraft sit in the sun, waiting for their time to be restored to their former glory. It’s one of the few boneyards you can actually walk through unsupervised. We did a whole separate story on that, and took a bunch of pictures. When I was a kid, three models of fighter jet dominated the media. The iconic F-14 was immortalized in Top Gun. Then there’s Iron Eagle and its F-16. Its three (!) sequels were watchable in that “Blockbuster at 9:30 on a Friday night pick-something or we’re leaving” way. And as far as the F-15 goes, I hope everyone who wanted one was able to have Starscream … or at least Leader-1.Today the F-14 is retired, but the F-15 and -16 are still widely in service. While many museums have some or even all of these aircraft in their collections, it’s rare to see them all next to each other. The toys of my youth, full-size. I’m exploring the Yanks Air Museum, in Chino, California. It includes a full restoration shop that rebuilds and restores classic aircraft. Many of the planes at the museum were restored on site. Even more amazing, most of these aircraft are still flyable. Here’s a look around. Post a comment Aircraft of everyone’s youthI’ve seen F-16s at other museums before, but its two contemporaries put its diminutive size in sharp relief. To give you a rough idea, the F-16 is like a compact car sitting next to the Mack-truck-esque F-15 and even larger F-14. Before you get to the jets, however, there’s the Legends hanger, where propeller aircraft from the dawn of flight through WWII sit in beautifully restored form. In another rare pairing, there’s even an early P-51 Mustang next to a late-model P-51 Mustang. It’s amazing to see how rapidly the design progressed during the war. Once you’ve had your fill of biplanes and gyrocopters and medium-size bombers, you head to the Starfighter hanger, with myriad jets from the end of WWII to the modern era. There’s a few more WWII aircraft in here, including an SBD Dauntless, a P-40, and even a Wildcat built by General Motors.Next I proceed over to the Restoration hangar. A half dozen restorers are working diligently on several WWII-era aircraft. This is a slow process; one restored P-39 took nine years to complete. Finding pieces is always a challenge, as you’d expect. Many of the aircraft they restore here go beyond beautiful museum pieces. They get restored all the way to being airworthy again. Share your voice Protectors of the pastChino isn’t a long drive from Los Angeles. Even better, the drive will let you tour Yanks Air Museum, the boneyard and a whole other air museum on the opposite side of the airport. That one’s called the Planes of Fame, and we’ve got a full tour of that coming soon. As far as Yanks goes, I recommend timing your visit during one of their special events. Several times a month they’ll have things like cockpit tours of some of their aircraft. Air museums are great, but being able to see inside these beautiful beasts is a whole other experience.    But for now, check out the galleries above to see all the hard work the expert restoration team has put into these classic and historic aircraft.As well as covering TV and other display tech, Geoff does photo tours of cool museums and locations around the world including nuclear submarines, massive aircraft carriers, medieval castles, airplane graveyards and more. You can follow his exploits on Instagram, Twitter, and on his travel blog BaldNomad. He also wrote a bestselling sci-fi novel.  0 54 Photos Culturelast_img read more

India to Invest 4 Billion in Power industry to Wipe Out Theft

first_imgThe Indian power ministry announced on Thursday that it will invest $4 billion (INR 25,300 crore) in the power industry to roll out a new metering system and upgrade distribution networks around the country to help tackle the power theft issue.The announcement is a key step by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to wipe out the electricity theft problem plaguing the country and to introduce uninterrupted power supply. The total project will reportedly cost $5.27 billion of which $4 billion will be contributed by the government.The new scheme will see the power ministry rolling out new meters for distribution feeders, transformers and consumers. The plan also intends to strengthen sub-transmission and distribution networks, Reuters reports. The project will help cut technical and commercial losses in the power department.Power theft has been a major problem in the country. According to a previous Bloomberg analysis, India loses $17 billion in revenue annually due to prolonged power cuts and blackouts. The country also loses over a quarter of its power due to poor wiring.Billing rates “are too low, and theft is too high. If you look at the power losses, 80 percent is theft,” Ratul Puri, chairman of Hindustan Powerprojects , a privately held power plant operator told Businessweek in an earlier interview.The government has raided several private companies after the Modi administration stepped in. More than 750 cases of power theft were reported before June.Experts suggested that power should be subsidized to solve the emerging problem. But theft- from both the poor and rich – made it unfeasible.In a 2013 feature for The Hindu, William Ash, a Strategic Program Manager at the IEEE Standards Association explained that “smart meters” are a great way to tackle the theft problem.”Most of the time, this theft happens through tapping of electricity from live wires, which also poses risks to people’s lives. The use of smart meters thus becomes extremely relevant in developing countries such as India,” Ash wrote.A smart meter is an electricity-measuring device that remotely switches “the customer’s power supply off and/or individual appliances based on demand response. It can remotely control electricity consumption to maximise energy efficiency and load balancing,” Ash explained.The Modi government has set a goal to use renewable energy to power at least one light bulb in the remote areas of India by 2019. Narendra Modi has been credited for solving the power theft problem in Gujarat when he was the chief minister. o f the statelast_img read more

Japans NTT Data agrees to buy Dells IT services unit for 3

first_imgJapan’s NTT Data Corp said on Monday it has agreed to buy Dell Inc’s information technology consulting division for over $3 billion to expand in North America and bolster its services business.The move will allow U.S. computer maker Dell to trim some of the $43 billion in debt it is taking on to fund its pending cash-and-stock acquisition of data storage provider EMC Corp, a deal worth close to $60 billion.The Japanese company said it would pay around $3.05 billion, an amount that excludes debt and unspecified advisory fees.The sale will also offer NTT Data, one of the world’s largest technology services companies, a bigger foothold in the United States, where it is looking to expand in healthcare IT, insurance and financial services consulting.Dell has also made progress in syndicating $10 billion of its financing package for the EMC acquisition dubbed ‘term loan A’, people familiar with the situation said earlier. This is expected to be increased in size by $500 million to $750 million due to strong demand, with the extra money to be used to downsize some of the more expensive tranches of the remaining $33 billion in financing, the people added.The group of banks participating in the term loan A has been expanded from the original eight underwriters to 25, with more expected to join before the syndication is completed in the next week, the people said.Formerly known as Perot Systems, Dell’s IT services division is a major provider of technology consulting to hospitals and government departments. Founded in 1988 by former U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot, it was acquired by Dell in 2009 for $3.9 billion.However, Dell has since divested some of the unit’s operations and integrated some others, which it is not including in the sale. Some of the unit’s capabilities were seen by Dell as redundant in the wake of the acquisition of EMC.Dell has also been speaking to private equity firms about selling Quest Software, which helps with information technology management, as well as SonicWall, an e-mail encryption and data security provider, Reuters has previously reported. Together, Quest and SonicWall could be worth up to $4 billion.Dell’s acquisition of EMC, which is backed by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell as well as private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, is subject to approval by EMC shareholders. EMC is expected to hold a shareholder vote on the Dell deal in May, allowing for the transaction to be completed sometime between July and October.Reuters had reported first on Feb. 12 that NTT Data was in exclusive talks to buy Dell’s IT services unit.last_img read more

Lamar Odom says he slept with 6 women a week paid money

first_imgLamar Odom (Creativecommans/David Shankbone)Creativecommans/David ShankboneLamar Odom, the former NBA player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, has reportedly opened up about his sex life in his new book titled, “Darkness to Light.” In his autobiographical book, he talked about sleeping with plenty of women and how he used to pay a lot of money for abortions.In his book, Lamar Odom said that he used to sleep with up to six women a week and “demons” troubled him in the earlier days and how he used to get women to just fill up the void. As per The Daily Mail, Odom stated that he needed women as an “outlet…an escape.””I would f*** five or six girls a week, but my demons tormented me on the one night I went home alone,” Lamar admitted.In addition to this, he talked about getting involved in unprotected sex and how his flings created problems for him.”But this does not come without problems … most of my sex has been unprotected, and I’ve paid for plenty of abortions over the years,” he recalled.The 39-year-old Lamar Odom further disclosed that after the passing of his mother when he was only 12 years old, he used sex as a way to fill up the void. Lamar and Khloe are to divorce after four years of marriage.ReutersLamar Odom married Khloé Kardashian after about a month of dating. Their wedding was featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Following the success of the reality show, Odom became a household name, which fetched him his own spinoff series, titled Khloé & Lamar which debuted on April 10, 2011.Things started to get sour between Lamar and Khloé when the former was arrested on charges of driving under the influence ov drugs. He was also hospitalized one time after he got several heart attacks and strokes. In 2016, Khloé filed for divorce which was finalized later the same year.Apart from talking about his sexual encounters, Lamar Odom also talked about the time when he reportedly made threats against Khloé when he was under the influence of cocaine. As per Lamar, he once grabbed his former wife forcefully by the shoulders and even stated that he will kill her.last_img read more

Police attempt to bar politicians from meeting at Rabs house

first_imgASM Abdur RabThe police allegedly attempted to bar a group of politicians from holding an “informal meeting” at Uttara residence of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rab on Thursday evening.A group of politicians including former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna arrived at Rab’s residence after 7:00pm to hold an “informal meeting”.Immediately, a police team rushed to the scene shortly and asked the politicians to leave the house saying, meeting can’t be hold without permission, but Abdur Rab argued that it was a “social gathering”. At one stage police stepped out of the house to let them hold the “informal meeting”, but took position in front of the house.Apart from Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Mahmudur Rahman Manna, the “informal gathering” was attended, among others, by Krishak Sramik Janata League president Abdul Kader Siddique, Sujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumder, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) president Khalequzzaman, Gana Forum leaders Subrata Chowdhury and SM Akram, and Revolutionary Workers Party chief Saiful Haque.Badiul Alam Majumdar said, “It was a post-Eid reunion. Many of the participants used to do politics at the same time and none of them belong to anti-liberation camp. There is nothing to say if somebody smells conspiracy in such a social gathering.”Witnesses said the guests stayed at the house for about four hours.When contacted, Nagarik Oikya convener Manna said, “The police have threatened us sand said no discussion will be held. The discussion was, however, held later.”In response to a question, Manna said they have long been trying to forge a unity beyond the two big political parties and alliances for long. “Those who support our initiative attended the meeting.”Kader Siddique, however, left the meeting shortly after the police interception.Speaking to newsmen outside the Rab’s house, Badruddoza Chowdhury said, “I’ve come here to attend a tea party. There has been an effort to threaten us. It seems the government got frightened.”Asked about the incident, police deputy commissioner Bidhan Tripura said he knows nothing about the meeting.Uttara police station officer-in-charge Hossain Khan said members of a police patrol team went there for the sake of security. “Political leaders were holding a closed door meeting at the house.”Later, police, journalists, and detectives gathered in front of the house, he added.last_img read more

Cargo sinks in Rupsha river

first_imgA cargo vessel carrying 1035 metric tonnes of clinker sank in the middle of the Rupsha river in Khulna on Thursday afternoon, reports UNB.Officer-in-charge of Rupsha police station Rafiqul Islam said water started to enter cargo vessel – MV-BB 134 in the middle of the river when crack developed at its bottom around 2:30pm.The vessel sank within an hour, he added.No casualty was reported.last_img

Aid agencies fear for Rohingya relocation plan

first_imgTen Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village. ReutersBangladesh has failed to persuade aid agencies to sign up to its plan to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in June, internal documents show, amid fears they could be trapped there at the mercy of cyclones, floods and human traffickers.Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from neighbouring Myanmar are living in crowded camps in Cox’s Bazar district where they are threatened by flooding, disease and landslides with the monsoon season scheduled to start in the coming weeks.The government of Bangladesh has for months been developing Bhasan Char island as an alternative location. However it has not allowed aid agencies to view conditions, and officials failed during a 4 April briefing to convince them it was safe.The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), which oversees the camps in Cox’s Bazar under the leadership of the humanitarian agencies’ Strategic Executive Group (SEG), expressed deep caution about the plan.”Basic questions of the island’s habitability remain unanswered,” the ISCG said in an 10 April paper, which has not previously been made public.”Given the incompleteness of information shared by the government, the SEG should avoid the appearance of premature endorsement of the island as a viable alternative,” it said.About 700,000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since Rohingya insurgents attacked state security forces on 25 Aug, sparking a military crackdown. Myanmar has repeatedly rejected evidence that its soldiers targeted civilians.Aid agencies are struggling to accommodate the refugees, and a March assessment by UNHCR said 203,000 people at risk of floods and landslides in the largest camp should be relocated.However, in their 4 April briefing, Bangladesh officials said that “land is very scarce”, and “no suitable land is available nearby” the existing camps.Bhasan Char, which means Floating Island, emerged over the past two decades from sediment built up at the mouth of the Meghna River. The government has budgeted $280 million to turn it into a permanent landmass and a temporary home for refugees.Slides from the government presentation, seen by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, noted that 120 cyclone shelters would be built, along with 13 kilometres (8 miles) of embankments to protect the island from flooding and being washed away.A summary of the 4 April briefing by Canada’s mission to Bangladesh said work was expected to be sufficiently completed by the end of May, and 100,000 refugees brought there in June.In an internal report after the presentation, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said it remained concerned about whether “proper cyclone and flood preparedness measures” had been put in place, among other risks.”The concentration of a vulnerable population in a restricted environment may lure trafficking networks and extremists to prey on refugees,” said UNHCR.Its report also expressed concern that refugees would not be given a “free and informed choice” to relocate to the island, which might then constitute “arbitrary detention”.The slides – which were presented to humanitarian agencies and diplomats – showed the government is also building office facilities for aid organisations, along with accommodation for refugees and security personnel.Bangladesh has asked the United Nations to “support the relocation” to Bhasan Char, said Fiona MacGregor, a spokeswoman in Cox’s Bazar for the U.N. migration agency IOM.”We are now in discussion over technical details, trying to better understand the conditions,” she said in an email.last_img read more

ICC team examines Rohingya atrocities

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersA team from the office of the International Criminal Court prosecutor was in Bangladesh on Wednesday for a preliminary probe into alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Myanmar military in 2017.A statement emailed to AFP from the ICC confirmed the tour — the maiden official visit by the ICC — but said it was part of prosecutor office’s “ongoing preliminary examinations concerning the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar”.”A preliminary examination is not an investigation. Such visits in the context of preliminary examinations are standard practice, and the delegation will not engage in any evidence collection in relation to any alleged crimes,” it said.”The independent and impartial preliminary examination of the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar is on-going and following its normal course,” it added.A Bangladeshi official said the ICC would visit Rohingya camps in the country’s southeastern district of Cox’s Bazar where some 740,000 Rohingya took refuge after they fled a brutal military crackdown in late 2017.In September, the ICC prosecutor opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya Muslim minority, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.A preliminary examination can lead to a formal investigation by the ICC — which was set up in 2002 to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity — and then possible indictments.Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will look at whether there is enough evidence to warrant a full investigation into Myanmar’s military offensive.Bensouda said in a statement at that time that the initial probe “may take into account a number of alleged coercive acts having resulted in the forced displacement of the Rohingya people, including deprivation of fundamental rights, killing, sexual violence, enforced disappearance, destruction and looting”.She is not a part of the visiting team, her office said.The move comes after judges ruled that even though Myanmar has not signed up to the Hague-based ICC, the court still has jurisdiction over crimes against the Rohingya because Bangladesh is a member.Last week the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation — of which Bangladesh is a member — in a meeting in Abu Dhabi unanimously adopted a resolution to move at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for establishing the legal rights of the Rohingya and addressing the question of accountability and justice, Dhaka’s foreign ministry said.”The resolution to pursue a legal recourse through the ICJ came after a long series of negotiations to seek accountability for crimes committed against humanity and gross violation of human rights in the case of the Rohingyas in Myanmar,” it said.Myanmar’s army has denied nearly all wrongdoing, insisting its campaign was justified to root out Rohingya insurgents who staged deadly raids on border posts in August 2017.last_img

Beef prices fixed at Tk 525 for Ramadan

first_imgThe Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Monday fixed the prices of beef at Tk 525 and buffalo at Tk 480 for the holy Ramadan, which are Tk 75 and Tk 60 higher respectively than the last year’s prices, reports UNB.The DSCC authorities fixed the prices of mutton at Tk 750 and that of lamb at Tk 650, which were Tk 720 and Tk 600 respectively last year.DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon disclosed the decision after a meeting with meat traders at Nagarbhaban in the city.The mayor said the newly-fixed prices would remain effective until 27th Ramadan.last_img read more

Minni confesses father claims shes forced

first_imgAysha Siddiqa Minni, wife of slain youth Rifat Sharif, has confessed to her involvement in the much talked-about Rifat murder before a Barguna court.The court of Barguna judicial magistrate recorded her confessional statement on Friday afternoon, said police inspector Humayun Kabir who is investigating the case.Minni’s father Mozammel Hossain, however, claimed that his daughter was forced to give the confessional statement.”Minni is sick. She was forced and tortured to record the confessional statement,” he said on the court premises.”My daughter tried to save her husband risking her own life. Was that her crime?” he added.Pointing his finger to local member of parliament Dhirendra Debnath Shambhu, Minni’s father said, “It’s all Shambhu Babu’s game. We are being made scapegoat to save his son Suman Debnath.”On the court premises, Minni was seen guarded by two female police members. Minni was stopped to speak up when she tried to say something to the journalists there.Earlier on 17 July, Minni was arrested after nearly 13 hours of interrogation.In a statement, superintendent of police in Barugna, Maruf Hossain, said the investigation officer’s interrogation of Aysha Siddiqa Minni and analysis of the information she provided him appeared to show her involvement in the murder.On 14 July, Minni addressed a media conference at her father’s residence, where she claimed herself innocent.She defended herself saying those who created Nayan Bond and the terrorist group Bond 007 in Barguna are trying to divert the murder case to a different direction by accusing her.”By uploading negative posts, doctored images and comments, a vested quarter has been plotting against me since Rifat’s murder. Their main intention is to direct the case to a different course. Because, those who created 007 Bond group are very influential and rich,” she told the press conference.She made the claim after her father-in-law Abdul Halim Sharif, on the earlier day, told a media conference at Barguna press club that Minni was involved in the Rifat killing.He also demanded her arrest.On 26 June, Rifat Sharif was killed in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College.On the following day, victim’s father Abdul Halim Sharif filed a lawsuit with Barguna police station against 12. Besides, four-five others unnamed people also were made accused in the case.Main accused in the case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond was killed in what police called a gunfight with them on 2 July.As of Thursday morning, 15 people have been arrested in connection with the murder.last_img read more