DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Powell matched his season high with 15 points and Kyle Lowery also had 15 for Toronto.The Jazz are stocked with defensive stoppers, but no one could slow DeRozan in the third quarter. He extended his usual range to beyond the arc and scored in a variety of ways to give the Raptors an 89-82 lead entering the final period.Toronto shot 54 percent and didn’t seem fazed by shot blocker Rudy Gobert or the NBA’s second-stingiest defense.In Denver, Paul Millsap had 27 points, including three straight free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining, and the Denver Nuggets topped the Miami Heat 95-94 on Friday night.Nikola Jokic added 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Nuggets shook off some late struggles at the line to win their second straight on a six-game homestand.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 129-111. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SALT LAKE CITY — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 37 points and the Toronto Raptors finished their longest road trip of the season Friday night with a 109-100 victory over the Utah Jazz.DeRozan made all 14 of his free throws and added a trio of 3-pointers to complement his trademark mid-range offensive game. His 17 third-quarter points helped stake the Raptors to a lead they never relinquished in handing the Jazz their first loss in six home games.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Millsap delivered at a key moment. After missing three of his previous four foul shots, the Nuggets’ big offseason acquisition was fouled at the 3-point line by James Johnson and sunk each of his free throws, delighting a lively crowd at the Pepsi Center.Dion Waiters nearly won it for Miami on the other end with a 3-pointer that rattled in and out in the final second.Goran Dragic scored 23 points for the Heat. Waiters and Johnson each had 15.Denver didn’t have a lead until midway through the third quarter when Jokic swished a short jumper to make 65-63. The Nuggets kept the lead until late in the fourth.In the final minute, Waiters had a driving layup with 30 seconds remaining and Dragic made 1 of 2 from the line to give the Heat a 94-92 lead. MOST READ Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Toronto went 3-3 on its Western Conference road swing.A game after an “embarrassing performance” in a 129-111 loss to Denver, according to Toronto coach Dwane Casey, the Raptors repeatedly got into the lane and found open shooters. They led 99-87 after Norman Powell’s 3-pointer midway through the fourth.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 shutoutFrom there, the Raptors let DeRozan go to work on isolation plays that resulted in six straight points as they put the game out of reach.Rookie guard Donovan Mitchell followed his career-high 28 points on Wednesday with 25 to lead the Jazz. Rodney Hood added 17 points but had another rough shooting night, going 6 for 19. 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 Gameslast_img read more

Khali aids Mahal to retain WWE title at WWE Battleground

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ ONE fighter Batolbatol passes away MOST READ It was already a tough draw for Orton, with the Singh brothers interjecting themselves numerous times in the match but tried his best to fend off the interference. He even punched Samir Singh out of his way and forced the latter to crash to the announce table on the outside.But the number’s gain was just too much to fight through, with Mahal keeping the title in his grasp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the night’s other matches, John Cena bested Rusev in their flag match, finishing his Bulgarian foe with an Attitude Adjustment on a pair of tables before erecting the flag of the USA on the podium.Kevin Owens also reclaimed the WWE United States Championship after turning AJ Styles’ crossface into a pin to stun his fierce rival. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ In the kickoff show, Aiden English beat Tye Dillinger after nailing the Director’s Cut. IDL The New Day became the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions, topping The Usos after Kofi Kingston nailed Jimmy Uso with the Trouble in Paradise, followed by Xavier Woods connecting with the Elbow Drop.Natalya also earned her title shot at SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi after outlasting four other contenders in their five-woman elimination match.The Queen of Harts got her knees up on Charlotte’s moonsault and followed it with a small package to drive the latter’s head to the bottom turnbuckle, scoring the pinfall. Becky Lynch, Lana, and Tamina were also part of the match but got eliminated early.Baron Corbin disqualified himself in his match against Shinsuke Nakamura, nailing the King of Strong Style with a lowblow before attacking him with his Money in the Bank briefcase and connecting with the End of Days in a post-match attack.Sami Zayn gained a measure of retribution against Mike Kanellis, hitting the Helluva Kick for the three-count.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Jinder Mahal successfully defends his WWE Championship, outlasting Randy Orton in their Punjabi Prison match with the aid of The Great Khali. Photo by WWE.comThe Great Khali made his shocking return and assisted Jinder Mahal to successfully defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton in their Punjabi Prison match Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at WWE Battleground in Philadelphia.With the Viper sensing victory, the Indian giant came out and rocked the outer cell to force Orton back in the prison. There, Khali choked Orton from the outside, allowing Mahal to climb out of the cell and win the match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

RESULTS FOR THE YOUTH WORLD CUP

first_imgAll results and touchdown scorers can be found using the SportingPulse website link at the bottom of this page. DAY ONE: 1:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (6) def Australia 20’s (5) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20’s (13) def Cook Island 18’s (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 20’s (15) def Thailand 18’s (0) 1:55PM Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (16) v South Africa 18’s (0) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (11) v South Africa 20’s (3) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 18’s (3) v New Zealand 20’s (2) Mens U20’s: Australia (13) v Samoa (0) 2:50PM Mens U20’s: South Africa (6) drew Lebanon (6) Mens U18’s: New Zealand (5) def Australia (1) Mens U18’s: Norfolk Island (8) def South Africa (7) 3:45PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (13) def Cook Islands 18’s (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20’s (6) def Australian 18’s (3) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (10) def Cook Islands 20’s (6) 4:40PM Womens U18/20’s: South Africa 20’s (5) def South Africa 18’s (3) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (7) def New Zealand 20’s (3) 5:35PM Mens U18’s: Australia (14) def Norfolk Island (3) Mens U18’s: New Zealand (12) def South Africa (1) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (4) def Australia 18’s (0) 6:30PM Mens U20’s: Australia (12) def Lebanon (2) Mens U20’s: New Zealand (17) def Samoa (1) DAY TWO: 8:30AM Mens U18’s: Australia (14) def South Africa (2) 9:30AM Mens U18’s: New Zealand (15) def Norfolk Island (2) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (7) def Australia 18 (4) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20 (15) def South Africa 18 (0) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (14) def South Africa 20 (1) 10:30AM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (12) def Australia 18 (3) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (26) def Thailand 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (9) def Cook Islands 20 (2) 2:00PM Mens U20’s: Australia (10) def South Africa (2) Mens U20’s: New Zealand (11) def Lebanon (1) 3:00PM Mens U18’s: New Zealand (8) def Australia (3) Mens U18’s: Norfolk Island (12) def South Africa (2) 4:00PM Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20 (5) def New Zealand 20 (2) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 18 (14) def South Africa 18 (0) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (18) def South Africa 20 (0) 5:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (4) def Australia 20 (2) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (24) def Thailand 18 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (13) v Cook Islands 18 (0) 6:00PM Mens U20’s: Australia (6) def New Zealand (2) Mens U20’s: Samoa (2) drew South Africa (2) DAY THREE 8:30AM Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 18 (15) def Thailand 18 (4) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (4) def Australia 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (12) def Cook Islands 20 (4) 9:30AM Boys U18’s: New Zealand (11) def South Africa Boys U18’s : Australia (11) def Norfolk Island (3) Boys U20’s: New Zealand (14) def South Africa (2) Boys U20’s: Lebanon (10) def Samoa (3) 10:30AM Girls U18/20’s : New Zealand G20 (10) def South Africa G18 (0) Girls U18/20’s : Australia G18 (18) def South Africa G20 (1) Girls U18/20’s : Australia G20 (6) drew New Zealand G18 (6) 2:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 20 (7) def Cook Islands 18 (5) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (21) def Thailand 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (3) drew New Zealand 20 (3) 3:00PM Boys U18’s: Australia (13) def South Africa (0) Boys U18’s: New Zealand (11) def Norfolk Island (3) 4:00PM Girls 18’s Semi Final 1: Australia (12) def South Africa (0) Girls 20’s Semi Final 1: New Zealand (11) def South Africa (0) 5:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (24) def Thailand 18 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (6) def Cook Islands 20 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (15) def Cook Islands 18 (0) 6:00PM Boys 20’s Semi Final 1: Australia (7) def South Africa (0) Boys 20’s Semi Final 2: New Zealand (4) def Lebanon (0) SATURDAY- FINALS DAY 9:00AM Mixed 18’s Semi Final 1: New Zealand (24) def Thailand (0) Mixed 18’s Semi Final 2: Australia (11) def Cook Islands (1) 10:00AM Mens 18’s Semi Final 1: Australia (11) def South Africa (1) Mens 20’s Play off for bronze: Lebanon (5) def South Africa (2) Mixed 20’s Semi Final 1: Australia (17) def Cook Islands (2) 11:00AM Womens 18’s Grand Final: New Zealand (5) def Australia (2) Scorers: NZ- Q Tupaea, J Tupaea, S Pidduck, C Pidduck, Easton Aus- Skwarko, N Etheridge, 12:00PM Mixed 18’s Grand Final: Australia (7) def New Zealand (4) Scorers: Aus- Heuser (2), Hammett, Nicholls, Shepherd, Caspani, Springfield. NZ- Dunn (3), Matiaha 1:00PM Mens 18’s Grand Final: New Zealand (8) def Australia (5) Scorers: NZ: Reilly (2), Tarau, Stone, Black, Bason, Graham, Mauriohooho Aus: Bonner, Taylor, Hennessesy, Owen, Naughton 2:00PM Mixed 20’s Grand Final: New Zealand (9) def Australia (4) Scorers: NZ-Gupmell (3), Fleming (2), Grant, Masters, Kerrisk, Blakely Aus- Brown, Curry, Denning, Jennings 3:00PM Womens 20’s Grand Final: Australia (4) def New Zealand (2) Scorers: Aus- Ingram, Howe, Basely, McGennity NZ- Milo, Townsend 4:00PM Mens 20’s Grand Final: New Zealand (4) def Australia (3) (in a drop-off) Scorers: NZ- Edwards (2), Evans, Loudon Aus- Rawlinson (2), Mitchell LINKS: Stories will be on the homepage, www.austouch.com.au as well as archived under the link `Tournaments’ then `International Events’ on the left hand side of the homepage. Simply follow the links to the 2005 Youth World Cup stories. For other Youth World Cup stories check out the Federation of International Touch site using the following link: FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TOUCH For all the latest results check out the SportingPulse site using the following link:SPORTINGPULSE RESULTS/DRAW HOMEPAGElast_img

College GameDay Announces That It Will Head To Philadelphia For Temple vs. Notre Dame

first_imgCollege GameDay graphic for Temple vs. Notre Dame.Instagram/American_confComing into the season, Temple looked to be one of the easiest games on Notre Dame’s schedule. Two months later, Temple is 7-0 and a favorite in a very solid AAC conference, and Saturday’s game in Philadelphia is one of the best on the schedule. Now, College GameDay is officially heading to the City of Brotherly Love, making this potentially one of the biggest weekends in Temple football history.We’re coming to Philly! See you Saturday, @Temple_FB and @NDFootball. pic.twitter.com/g0EVhjJMAn— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 26, 2015Temple is very excited..@CollegeGameDay @Temple_FB @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/Ty29yP0eXV— Temple Owls (@TempleOwls) October 26, 2015While we love seeing GameDay at places with a ton of history and classic college football Saturday atmospheres, it is always cool when the show heads somewhere new and unique. Temple certainly fits that bill. The Owls and Fighting Irish kick off at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Notre Dame opens as a 10.5 point favorite in the game.last_img read more

Recycling all that crap

first_imgThe latest data on rural sanitation from the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has said that more than 99 per cent of India’s rural households have been covered by toilets. The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey of 2018-19 points out that around 38 per cent of the toilets are attached to some kind of septic tank. Officials from MDWS say the septic tank is the most popular option for people, who have a tendency to move towards it as an option for on-site sanitation. Also Read – A special kind of bondThis raises a concern — what will happen to the huge of amount of faecal sludge sucked out of these tanks? Subhash Kirpal, a resident of Linga gram panchayat of Nagpur district in Maharashtra says communities that are well-off prefer septic tanks. In Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district, the toilets in the Umrada block constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission are attached to box-like containment structures wrongly termed as “septic tanks”. Kirpal explains that faecal sludge in the septic tank (or the box in some cases) is emptied by honey suckers and dumped in agricultural fields. The villagers struggle with the raw faecal sludge in the fields. There have been studies to show that dry faecal sludge can be mixed with organic wastes and used for crop production successfully. Countries like India and Bangladesh have implemented some of these projects. Also Read – Insider threat managementAccording to Olufunke Cofie, International Water Management Institute, Africa Regional Office, Ghana, inorganic fertiliser is not sufficient to add nutrients to the soil for crop production. Cofie says that excreta contains valuable nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and organic matter. Municipal solid wastes (MSW), which are also dumped without planning, contain phosphorous, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and carbon. Co-composting of faecal sludge and MSW complement each other and provide missing components to each other as per Cofie. The microbial population in the final product is reduced enormously says a 2009 study by Cofie. The study says that the final product complies with the 2006 standards of the World Health Organization for the safe reuse of faecal sludge. A study published in 2017 in the International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture shows that de-watered faecal sludge mixed with agricultural wastes like oil palm, empty fruit bunches or cocoa pod husks is a good fertiliser. An experiment had been carried out at the University of Ghana at the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre. The researchers point out that Ghana produces around 3.5 million tonnes of human excreta based on the average production of 400 grams per capita per day. Similarly, the country also produces 3,135,000 tonnes of empty fruit bunches and 550,750 tonnes of dry cocoa husks. This leaves a lot of human and agricultural wastes in the environment, which are dumped in landfills. According to the authors, co-composting of dried faecal sludge and agricultural wastes can be used as an alternative option for managing these wastes and to produce a suitable soil amendment. The Rural Development Organisation Trust, a Tamil Nadu-based non-profit that has been working in the Nilgiris since 1980, has put up three faecal sludge treatment plants (FSTP). The compost from here is blended with kitchen waste compost. About two tonnes of co-compost is produced every day, says Raj Kumar, the Chief Executive Officer of the plant. Kumar explains the Ketty Town Panchayat in the Nilgiris has developed an FSTP a year-and-a-half ago. There are 68 villages here, with 40 to 50 households in each village. The toilets are either connected to leach pits or septic tanks. The tanks are emptied by honey suckers and brought to the plant. The Town Panchayat has a resource recovery park and the FSTP has been developed as a part of this. The manure is tested at a laboratory in Chennai every month before being distributed to farmers at a subsidised price of Rs 5 per kilogram. The revenue is collected by the Town Panchayat. According to Kumar, the cost of the FSTP comes to Rs 50,000 per kilolitre per day. (The author is the Programme Manager, Water Programme. She is a geologist by training and works on the policy related issues of water management and sanitation. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Is This The Year Georgia Finally Wins The College Football Playoff

USCPac 10200512-12,061200611-22,003 *Season Score is a blend of a team’s final end-of-season Elo, its peak Elo and its overall average Elo throughout the season.Source: ESPN Year 1Year 2 SchoolConferenceYearRecordSeason Sc.YearRecordSeason Sc. PittsburghIndep.198011-12,002198111-12,012 UGA has been great … but not great enoughTeams since 1980 with a Season Score* of 2,000 in back-to-back seasons, but no national championship in either season AlabamaSEC201311-22,066201412-22,099 Ohio StateBig Ten201712-22,002201813-12,057 The hallmark of Georgia’s recent run under Smart might be how complete his teams are. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, UGA had the nation’s fifth-best offense and third-best defense in 2017. They then inverted that with the third-best offense and fifth-best defense last season. The Bulldogs boasted not one but two 1,200-yard rushers (Nick Chubb and Sony Michel) back in 2017, when Fromm was a freshman, but they showcased more passing last season — with Fromm ranking as the third-best QB in the nation according to ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating, trailing only Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.Georgia does lose five starters apiece on offense and defense from last season, including cornerback Deandre Baker, who won 2018’s Jim Thorpe Award as the country’s top defensive back, and receivers Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley. But Fromm’s return negates one of the biggest factors in an offense’s demise: losing the starting quarterback.According to data collected from the 2001 through 2017 seasons, a previously average offense that loses five starters including the QB would expect to be about 12 percent less efficient than before. However, if the team retains its signal-caller, it can basically expect to carry on without missing a beat — great news for an offense as strong as UGA’s last season. The same can be said for a defense that loses five starters between seasons; our research says that team can also expect no real drop-off in efficiency between seasons, generally speaking.And this Georgia team might be better equipped to handle moderate personnel losses than just about any other program. According to 247Sports.com’s Team Talent Composite, which adds up the total value of all the players on a roster based on their high school recruiting ratings, the Bulldogs rank third nationally going into the 2019 season with a score of 961.85 points. That’s effectively no different from last season, when UGA ranked third with a composite score of 963.87. Add in another year of seasoning for Fromm, who ranks as one of the top QB prospects in next spring’s NFL draft, and the fourth-most returning experience of any team in the SEC according to Phil Steele’s calculations, and the talent in Athens should rival that of almost any other team in the nation.However, one team that still may be running ahead of Georgia in that regard is the same rival that’s been a thorn in the Bulldogs’ side over the past few years: Alabama. The Crimson Tide have scored better than UGA in the Team Talent Composite for five consecutive seasons, and they are also ahead in ESPN’s early season projected FPI right now. It appears Georgia will need another breakthrough to join Clemson and Bama at the very top of the college football mountain, since the gap between Alabama at No. 2 and UGA at No. 3 (5.6 points) is the same as the gap between UGA and No. 10 Oregon.And that’s to say nothing of the Bulldogs’ crushing schedule strength. With games against Texas A&M and Notre Dame on tap, in addition to a trip to Auburn and what looks like a tougher-than-usual matchup with Florida, all before even potentially reaching the SEC title game for a third-straight season, it’s no surprise that FPI has Georgia’s schedule rated as the fourth-most difficult in the country this year. That’s even tougher than Alabama’s slate (which ranks 22nd), and it’s a big reason why FPI gives Georgia only a 2.7 percent chance of navigating through its regular-season schedule without a loss, while Bama has 15.3 percent chance of doing the same.But Georgia has also shown these past few seasons that it belongs squarely in the College Football Playoff conversation, even if it does lose a game during the regular season. Remember, in order to blow late leads over Alabama in crushing fashion, you first have to get late leads over Alabama — and the only other team that can say it has done that recently is Clemson. The Bulldogs have proven they can hang with the game’s top programs, and they have the talent to do it again. Now it’s up to Smart, Fromm and company to finally turn that potential into championship results this season. FloridaSEC19849-12,03319859-12,017 Florida StateIndep.198811-12,004198910-22,034 It’s hard to come closer to a national title without winning one than the Georgia Bulldogs did over the past two seasons. In 2017, UGA had a 20-7 second half lead over Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship — at one point, ESPN’s win probability model gave the Dawgs a 92.5 percent chance of winning — before Bama backup QB Tua Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide to an incredible comeback win. Last season, the Bulldogs were an elite team again, and yet again they had the Tide on the ropes in the second half of a hugely important game (this time the SEC Championship) before ultimately losing when a backup QB helped engineer another Alabama rally.1In Part II, it was Jalen Hurts relieving an injured Tagovailoa, in a role reversal that Hollywood would have laughed at if you’d pitched it in a movie script. UGA ultimately missed the playoff as a result, despite probably having enough talent to deserve inclusion.If, as they say, the third time is the charm, then this is it for head coach Kirby Smart and Georgia. The team has been good enough to win a championship in each of the previous two seasons, only to be thwarted by extraordinary circumstances — and an extraordinary opponent in the form of Smart’s old boss, Nick Saban. With junior quarterback Jake Fromm coming back for what might be the last time, this could be UGA’s most talented team yet under Smart. But can they finally break through in another college football season that figures to be dominated by Clemson and Alabama?Other teams from history have been as good as the 2017-18 Dawgs in consecutive seasons with zero titles to show for it — but it’s pretty rare. For each team in every season since 1980,2The 1980s can be viewed as the decade that kicked off college football’s true modern era; the Ivy League was moved out of Division I-A in 1982, for instance, while powerhouse programs gained more control over lucrative television revenues, making the sport resemble its professional counterpart more and more. I calculated a “Season Score” based on our Elo ratings. The Season Score takes three measures of a team’s performance — its end-of-season Elo; its average season-long Elo; and its peak Elo3The latter two of which are computed excluding a team’s first three games of the season, to avoid undue influence from preseason ratings (which are based largely on the previous season). — and averages them together to create a composite rating on the same scale as regular Elo, where the FBS average is about 1,500.A Season Score of 2,000 is very impressive; only 100 have happened since 1980, and 33 percent of those teams have won the national championship.4Counting split titles as half-championships. (The best Season Score belongs to Alabama in 2016 — ironically, a team that didn’t win the championship — with a mark of 2,229.) But a score of 2,000 in consecutive seasons is even rarer. Last season, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State joined the ranks of just 43 teams since 1980 to have back-to-back Season Scores of at least 2,000. All but eight of those teams — a number that includes both Georgia and Ohio State — failed to win at least a share of a championship in either season. OregonPac 12201112-22,008201212-12,025 GeorgiaSEC201713-22,077201811-32,007 read more

Police update on Friday 13 snorkel death in Provo

first_img Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Recommended for you Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Related Items:accident, california, ocean, police, Snorkel, update, water sports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe man found floating in Leeward waters early on Saturday morning is identified at this hour, 52 year old visitor from California; his name is David Underwood. Underwood and his family would have left the TCI on Sunday but a scuba diving trip turned tragic on Friday around 3:30pm, when Underwood reportedly left the group to get more weights to do some undersea exploring of a popular dive site called, The Cathedral but he never made it to the boat. Police confirm that a search started when the group noticed him missing around 4pm, that search went on for three hours before it was suspended for the night and resumed on Saturday morning. Minutes after 7am Saturday, David Underwood was discovered about two miles off the Leeward Cut. The man had arrived on the island on Wednesday May 11th 2016 with his wife and a group of friends.Police have not yet ruled on the death; an autopsy will be performed.last_img read more

San Diego Police Department Foundation Gala preview

first_img September 6, 2018 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 San Diego Police Foundation is celebrating 20 years with its annual “Gold Shield Gala” later this month. The event is scheduled for September 22, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. The event is the 7th annual fundraiser that will support the K9 Crimefighters Campaign.Gold Shield Gala Chair Kristi Pieper, San Diego Police Foundation President Sara Napoli, and Police Chief David Nisleit told us all about it on Good Morning San Diego.The press release for this year’s Gold Shield Gala is below:Celebrate the San Diego Police Foundation’s 20th anniversary and join San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and “America’s Finest” officers for the 7th annual Gold Shield Gala Saturday, September 22 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront located at 1 Park Blvd.The Gold Shield Gala is produced by the San Diego Police Foundation, which works to ensure that those who protect and serve have what they need to do their jobs safely and with excellence. This year’s gala theme is “Hearts of Gold.” Community support of the Police Foundation helps provide the funding for much-needed equipment, training and outreach programs in support of a safer San Diego.Donations received during the Gold Shield Gala will support the work and mission of the San Diego Police Foundation. The special charitable focus of this year’s Gala is the K9 Crimefighter Campaign. The San Diego Police Foundation’s K9 Crimefighter Campaign funds all the new police dogs for America’s Finest K9 Unit as well as equipment and training to keep this renowned unit at its peak.Attendees will enjoy a dinner and dancing soirée. It is with great pleasure to announce Kristi Pieper as Gala Chair, Denise and Bertrand Hug as Honorary Chairs and Guest of Honor Chief David Nisleit. Chief Nisleit’s Command Staff and K9 Unit Officers will also be in attendance.Individual tickets for the evening event are $300 and tables for are only $3,000. For sponsorship information please contact Rosa at (619) 232-2130 or email rosa@sdpolicefoundation.org. For more information on the event or the Police Foundation, please call (619) 232-2130 or visit, www.sdpolicefoundation.org San Diego Police Department Foundation Gala preview Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: David Nisleit FacebookTwitter Carlos Amezcua, KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 6, 2018 Carlos Amezcua, KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Groups No USPS Hike Means 150 Million in Savings for Publisher Members

first_imgEarlier this month, the USPS said it would not increase prices for “market dominant” products next year, including First Class, Standard Mail, periodicals and single-piece Parcel Post.Now, magazine associations including the Magazine Publishers of America and American Business Media are estimating that their member publishers will collectively save $150 million.“Assuming that the recent relief avoided an increase of 7.5 percent across the board, the relief saved MPA members about $125 million on an annual basis,” an MPA spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. In its most recent e-newsletter, ABM said the lack of a postal rate increase next year, combined with Congress’ decision to absolve the USPS from a $5.4 billion payment to the retiree healthcare fund it received this fall, has contributed to a savings of roughly $25 million for its members. “If that relief had not been obtained, it is uncertain exactly what the Postal Service would have done; however, an exigent rate increase of about 7 to 9 percent would have likely been imminent,” ABM said.The USPS said in its announcement that while increasing prices might have generated revenue in the short term, the long term effect “could drive additional mail out of the system.”In August, the USPS reported a $2.4 billion loss for the third quarter and a $4.7 billion loss year-to-date. It projected a net loss of more than $7 billion through the end of the fiscal year 2009.last_img read more

Hour Media Group Acquires Emmis Magazines for 65 Million

first_imgEmmis Communications is nearly out of the publishing business. The struggling media company sold Atlanta, Cincinnati, Orange Coast, and Los Angeles magazines to Hour Media Group LLC. The deal closed yesterday for $6.5 million.“It is always difficult to make a decision to sell, but this step helps us to continue to address our debt leverage and to focus on our growth initiatives,” Emmis Chairman and CEO Jeff Smulyan said in a statement.This is the latest regional grab for Hour Media Group, which publishes several Detroit-based magazines, including Hour Detroit, and DBusiness.Hour also acquired the Palm Beach Media Group in January, with titles including Palm Beach Illustrated and Naples Illustrated. Hour now publishes over 70 magazines and custom titles, in addition to the digital assets and related events.Just hours into the new ownership, major personnel changes are rolling out. Mary Melton, editor-in-chief of Los Angeles, announced on Twitter that she has left the magazine after 16 years. Los Angeles editor-at-large Amy Wallace has also left.LA Weekly reports that layoffs also include publisher Erika Anderson, head of digitial strategy Audie Metcalf Ruyle, and copy chief Daphne Tanyol.In August, Emmis announced that it would sell the majority of its publishing division and focus on radio. The first property to go was Texas Monthy, which sold to Paul Hobby’s PE firm Genesis Park for $25 million in October. This sale was also followed by a high-profile personnel change after editor-in-chief Brian Sweany was replaced by Tim Taliaferro.This leaves Emmis with only Indianapolis Monthly, its first magazine asset, which it intends to keep.last_img read more

Air Force to Pay 43M to Treat Contaminated Groundwater south of Colorado

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force this week agreed to pay $4.3 million to treat groundwater in three communities south of Colorado Springs following the discovery of elevated levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the towns’ public water supplies that may stem from the use of firefighting foam at Peterson Air Force Base.In addition, base officials have decided to expedite in-depth testing after a preliminary report pointed to the installation as a possible source of the contaminants, reported the Colorado Springs Gazette. The Air Force plans to install granular activated carbon filters to cleanse well water of the contaminants.“Until we’ve finished the investigation to determine the source, we’re just trying to help out the local community as a good neighbor,” said Steve Brady, a spokesman for the 21st Space Wing.The utilities south of Colorado Springs have been scrambling since May, when the Environmental Protection Agency tightened its previous health advisory limit for two separate groundwater contaminants. The communities south of Colorado Springs rank among the hardest-hit of 63 areas nationwide where the chemicals have been measured at levels that exceed the new guidance, reported the Denver Post.All public wells for the Security, Widefield and Fountain water districts tested above the new health advisory levels. Slightly more than half of the private wells tested in Fountain had PFC levels that exceeded EPA’s new guidance.Fountain has shut down all of its wells, but Security and Widefield have continued to use contaminated wells. To minimize the number of residents exposed, those two towns have been diluting the contaminated water with surface water piped 40 miles from Pueblo, Colo.Air Force officials on Tuesday said they would begin drilling test wells at Peterson in October. The source of PFCs in nearby watersheds “is still very much under investigation,” said Maj. William Russell of the 21st Space Wing.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For August 1 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, August 1, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.In Town Hall: The Wilmington Conservation Commission is meeting at 7pm in Room 9 of Wilmington Town Hall. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: BackTrack will perform a Concert on the Common at 6:30pm. BackTrack is a small band with a big sound producing the most accurate rendition of songs from each era! Get ready for a wide selection of classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the Girl Groups of the 60’s, and over 25 other bands and artists. Some people call it “oldies” or “memory music”, but we just call it fun! (Rain Date: Thursday, August 2)In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Tech Help Drop-In at 2pm. Pals and Popsicles at 3pm. Summer Talent Show at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Jaguar Land Rover uses light to tell pedestrians where selfdriving cars are

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Preview • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace: This cat will hunt 0 Post a comment Review • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace: Traditional Jag values, truly modern powertrain More From Roadshow More about 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Auto Tech Future Cars Enlarge ImageKeep your eyes on the road — literally. Jaguar Land Rover We caught our first glimpse of Jaguar Land Rover’s self-driving development pods when it slapped a set of creepy googly eyes on ’em. Now, it’s working on a system that is equally informative but not nightmare fuel.Jaguar Land Rover’s “projection pod” technology uses lights to cast images on the ground. Those images are meant to convey directions to pedestrians, so nearby people can see what the vehicle intends to do next. The lights are dynamic, too. The space between the lines displayed on the road will shorten as the vehicle prepares to brake, and that space will expand as the vehicle speeds up. They can also flex to the left or right to announce an upcoming turn.Removing the human-driver element eliminates the usual method of looking at the driver and waiting for them to either ignore you or wave you past, so JLR’s trying to figure out how to make up for that. Its creepy googly eyes were meant to mimic making eye contact with a driver to determine that you’ve been noticed and accounted for. But since those are creepy as all get-out, this seems like a better solution.”The trials are about understanding how much information a self-driving vehicle should share with a pedestrian to gain their trust,” said Pete Bennett, a mobility research manager at Jaguar Land Rover, in a statement. “Just like any new technology, humans have to learn to trust it, and when it comes to autonomous vehicles, pedestrians must have confidence they can cross the road safely. This pioneering research is forming the basis of ongoing development into how self-driving cars will interact with people in the future.” Tags Land Rover Jaguar Self-driving carslast_img read more

Scientists connect a human brain and rat cyborg brain together

first_img Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. 17 Photos Comments Tags Meet all the cute, friendly, useful robots of CES 2019 fotografixx/Getty Images A Chinese research team has developed the ability to mind control a rodent, building a wireless brain-to-brain system that enables a human to move the “rat cyborg” through a maze.The research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports on Feb. 4, details a brain-to-brain interface (BBI) that connects a human brain to a computer, which then decodes and stimulates the rat brain to move. The researchers detail their methodology in a delightful section of the published paper called “rat cyborg preparation”, explaining how they implanted electrodes in two sections of the rat brain.The researchers then “trained” the rats by using the electrodes to produce certain movements, which they wirelessly sent to the rat’s brain via a tiny rat-backpack containing the stimulator.Their first test for the rat cyborg involved a maze shaped like an eight-armed asterisk. The rat started in one arm of the maze and was tasked with moving into another arm. The human controller was fitted with a device known as an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure brain signals. The EEG was connected directly to a computer. The computer would then decode the human brain signal and pass it through a model to stimulate the rat’s brain and tell it to move in a particular direction.Using the EEG to measure the human brain signal means the researchers don’t have to directly connect electrodes to a human brain — that’s a good thing, but it makes the signal weaker.”EEG measures electrical activity in the brain, through the skull. EEG gives us a fast signal, but because the skull and skin are not very conductive, and are quite thick, it doesn’t give a good spatial signal from the brain,” says Angus McMorland, a biomedical engineer at the University of Auckland and not associated with the study. McMorland compares the signals from the EEG to reading a book “through several layers of frosted glass.” Using such a method prevents information from being parsed quickly from human brain to rat brain — which means there’s a type of input lag that humans need to account for when guiding the rat through the maze. The brain signals for left and right can be decoded, but to move the rat forward, the researchers used an eye blink. However, on average, the rat cyborg still moved through the maze in around three minutes.The rat cyborg was also subjected to a slightly more complex maze with a predetermined route. On average, moving the six rats through a predetermined route through the maze was successful 90 percent of the time, over 10 consecutive tests. The rat cyborg is fitted with a device that stimulates its brain, telling it to move in certain directions. In this GIF, up (green) and right (blue) signals are sent to the rat. Zhejiang University Researchers have worked on brain-to-brain interfaces before with varying degrees of success. In 2013, a BBI linked a human brain with a rat, enabling the human to influence the movement of the rat’s tail. In 2016, a human brain was linked up to a cyborg cockroach and enabled the human to move the cockroach through an S-shaped track with limited success. This is the first time that a brain-brain interface has been used to complete a complex navigation task. In a previous paper, the team suggested that rat cyborgs may have great potential in search and rescue operations. The rats would be able to slip in and out of danger zones, potentially controlled by a human from a safe distance. “Could they use this technology to navigate a rat carrying a small walkie-talkie and camera through a collapsed building looking for survivors? Yes, it looks like that would work, but a hand-operated remote control would be a lot more reliable,” says McMorland.For now, the technology remains in its infancy, but it does begin to raise ethical questions about the use of mind control on another species. In the study published on Monday, the team notes that all experimental protocols were approved by the Ethics Committee at the university. 3 Sci-Techlast_img read more

Even more proof that your iPhone and Android are more expensive in

first_img $833 LG G5: $576-689 LG V40: $900-$980 If you generate enough value, then consumers will be ready to pay. Justin Denison, SVP of Samsung Mobile Now playing: Watch this: Expected Sept 2019 Best Buy While there are certain conditions nudging prices higher, this triumvirate of rising costs is making most phones explosively expensive in 2019. These new technologies and designs are pushing prices higher in the name of advancement, but they are also positioning brands to create an ultra-high-end segment that can make each sale more profitable. That’s important in a climate where phone sales are slowing, and people hold onto their devices for three years or more.  The fact that people buy increasingly costly handsets in the top tier underscores the cell phone’s importance as an everything-device for communication, work, photography and entertainment. And as processing power, camera technology, battery life and internet data speeds improve generation after generation, the value people attach to a phone is sure to swell.   “Consumers are prepared to pay a premium for a mobile phone because it is arguably the most important product in their lives,” said Ben Wood, the chief research analyst at CCS Insight. Galaxy S7: $650-695 Share your voice Galaxy S10 Plus: $1,000 Galaxy S9 Plus: $840-$930 Now playing: Watch this: iPhone 8 Plus: $799 8:24 Moto G6: $249 Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus CNET may get a commission from retail offers. N/A % change of highest price from 2016 to current model Galaxy S8 Plus: $785-$850 OnePlus 3: $399 Samsung Galaxy Plus Samsung Galaxy Our Galaxy Fold didn’t break. Here’s what’s good and… Galaxy S9: $720-$800 Pixel 2: $649 2018 (starting price) Galaxy S8: $720-$750 Expected Oct 2019 Foldable Phones Tablets Phones Moto G5 Plus (no Moto G5 in the US): $229 Motorola Moto G Expected Sept 2019 S7 Edge: $750-795 iPhone XS: $999 Sprint iPhone 7 Plus: $769 Pixel 2XL: $849 LG G6: $600-720 N/A 4:06 Expected Aug 2019 13.6% N/A LG G7: $750-790 Moto G4: $199 Yep, your phone costs more every year With few exceptions, phone prices from top brands are on the rise. The uptick is immediately noticeable when comparing phone prices from today with the same model released two or in some cases, three, years ago. Apple’s prices have risen at a steady rate for both its standard size iPhone along with the Plus and Max lines, making the iPhone XS Max a luxury spinoff. Samsung’s Galaxy S, S Plus and Note prices are swinging upward too for standard models.  Yes, the Galaxy S10E comes in at a lower $750, but the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are more expensive now than their Galaxy S9 equivalents were a year ago. 50% But making phones is more expensive now, right? Phones, like all electronics, are composed of parts sourced from various suppliers, and if the cost of those parts goes up, it’s a sure bet the cost of the phones will, too. Demand for more storage over the past few years has triggered price hikes, pushing up the cost of memory and prompting suppliers to invest in building more factories to meet the demand, according to Wood.  Adding more sophisticated cameras — like the iPhone XS’ 3D depth sensing front-facing camera — or more lenses, like the Galaxy S10 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s three rear shooters or the Nokia 9 PureView’s five rear cameras, costs more too. And so do materials like bendable screens, glass or ceramic for a phone’s backing, or sturdy aerospace-grade aluminum for the frame. You can bet that the first phone to debut a diamond glass screen (if that ever happens) or the new, smudge-resistant Vibrant Satin Corning Gorilla Glass won’t be cheap. It’s also expensive for companies like Samsung to build a whole new manufacturing process for elements like the troubled Infinity Flex display used on the Galaxy Fold. huawei-p30-pro-10The Huawei P30 Pro cost £899 and converts to $1,135. Angela Lang/CNET Yet while the cost of all these components — called the Bill of Materials, or BOM — can partially explain why high-end phones cost more each year, many experts say that phone-makers are padding their profits. “I certainly accept that some elements of the cost came from the components and the manufacturing process… but not to that order of magnitude,” Wood said. Carolina Milanesi, an analyst with Creative Strategies, agrees. “There is certainly more going into these phones than ever before,” she said in an email. “The BOM is certainly growing for these devices, but I do think that there is a premium margin applied by the brands to their flagship products because they are status symbols.” zte-axon-10-pro-9ZTE’s Axon 10 Pro 5G is one of many handsets ready for the 5G era to begin.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET The 5G and foldable effect Apple and Samsung struggled with stagnant sales that continued into 2019, but the advent of 5G and foldable phone designs gives phone manufacturers more license to prop up costs. 5G phones require completely new technology inside the device, and phones have to be tailor-made to work with a single carrier. That’s at least until 5G networks really get off the ground. In the early days of 5G phones, prices could rise by $200 or $300 per phone, OnePlus told CNET in December 2018. We’re still waiting for pricing on many of the 5G phones that have been announced so far. Tags OnePlus offers some explanation for its rising prices.”As reliance on smartphones has increased drastically over a short amount of time, the increase in quality and components across the industry required to meet high performance demands has also risen,” a OnePlus representative said last August. According to LG, “Key [pricing] factors include the cost of components, competitor pricing, carrier incentives, tariffs, etc.,” Ken Hong, LG’s senior director of global communications, said in an email. “Fact is, these input costs are rising so we’re forced to follow suit.” CNET reached out to all manufacturers mentioned in this story for comment. The “5G” in the Galaxy S10 5G makes this phone cost more than a G. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Interestingly, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cost the same as the Pixel and Pixel XL. However, Google raised the Pixel 3 price 23%, without adding a second camera on the back and making minimal design changes. Google has pushed up the price to match the competition. OnePlus 7 Pro packs top features for less than $700 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 2017 (starting price) OnePlus 7 Pro: $670 (128GB/6GB RAM model) iPhone XS Max: $1,099 LG V20: $672-829 Note 9: $1,000 15.4% Now playing: Watch this: 19% iPhone (cheapest) iPhone 7: $649 iPhone 8: $699 23.10% $999 Note 8: $930-960 “If you generate enough value [in the phone], then consumers will be ready to pay,” said Justin Denison, Samsung’s SVP of mobile, last December when Samsung first discussed its 5G phone. Even greater burgeoning costs apply to foldable phone designs, which include the Galaxy Fold, Mate X and a rumored foldable Motorola Razr for $1,500. These phones will have bendable plastic screens that open into a larger display, like a tablet, but fold into a device around the same height and width as today’s phones (though thicker). Compared to these $1,500 and $2,000 devices, a premium 4G phone for $1,000 seems typical. Yet mushrooming costs on the highest-end can still result in more expensive 4G phones in 2019, that don’t have 5G radios and foldable displays. With today’s Galaxy S10, iPhone XS and Huawei Mate 20 Pro nudging prices skyward, other players have reason to follow suit. dollars-money-samsung-s9-3If you want the best of the best, prepare to part with your cash. Angela Lang/CNET Even midtier models can get away with raising their price tags so long as the devices cost relatively less. For example, the OnePlus 7 Pro now costs more than half of what you’d shell out for the Galaxy S10 Plus and iPhone XS, but the relative value is still easier to swallow for a “cheaper” phone with high-end parts. According to Wood, the analyst, it all started when Apple announced the $1,000 iPhone X. “They did the whole industry a favor,” Wood said. “That gave all the other manufacturers some breathing space and I can imagine there was a certain delight in the corridors of Samsung and Huawei and others.” Lifting the price ceiling has one other consequence. Apple and Samsung both introduced the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E as a $750 palate-cleanser to the starting prices of the iPhone XS ($1,000) and Galaxy S10 ($900). Comparatively, $750 seems like a downright deal. Lowering the cost of entry to an “affordable flagship” is a play to keep cost-conscious buyers within the iPhone or Galaxy family, respectively. one-plus-6t-9OnePlus phone prices are rising, but the phones are still cheaper than rivals’. Angela Lang/CNET Midrange phones are still affordable, thank goodnessAlthough foldable and 5G phones are blowing buyers’ price expectations out of the water, that may not mean that the cost of every phone will rise at such sharp rates. We continue to see fierce competition in the middle and low end where phones like the Motorola Moto G7 and Motorola One Vision, as well as phones like the Huawei Honor 20 Lite. Yes, the prices are rising by percentage, as with the Moto G6 to G7, but since the overall cost is still right about $300, Motorola’s move presents a much less drastic shift than on the high end. Even at that higher-end though, a $1,000 “premium phone” might still cost hundreds less than a cutting-edge 5G device, and possibly half the amount of a foldable phone. moto-g7-plus-analisis-9Phones like the Moto G7 and G7 Plus (pictured) remain firmly in the budget range. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Other brands for wallet-watchers to look for include Nokia, Xiaomi, Sony, Oppo and Asus, which help fill the gap worldwide by quietly cranking out basic, affordable phones for cost-sensitive buyers. They each make premium phones as well as midprice devices, although not every phone will be available in every market.  So while the shiniest, most powerful devices are still locked on a path to their highest prices yet, there’s still a strong demand for midrange and entry-level phones aimed at people with tighter budgets or more basic needs. If a $1,000 phone sounds too outrageous, you may need to find beauty in a more modest phone, or get over the sticker shock and accept that the days of a $600 flagship phone are long behind us. $1,000, in fact, is becoming the new normal. Originally published Aug. 5, 2018, and regularly updated. N/A Expected Sept 2019 See It OnePlus 5: $479 / OnePlus 5T: $499 The data from 13 phone models from 2016 to 2019 shows a pattern of sharp price hikes that we expect to heighten in 2019 and beyond (see chart below). Rising prices aren’t unusual on their own. Faster, better components like processors and multiplying cameras cost more to make. The financial load of researching and developing new materials also gets folded into the final product.  And inflation affects the cost of goods outside of tech, too. But R&D spending and inflation don’t tell the entire story your phone’s creeping expense.  iPhone X: $999 iPhone X iPhone Plus/Max Google Pixel 36 Photos News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode OnePlus 29.5% Comments See it 18.2% OnePlus 6: $529 / OnePlus 6T: $549 Phone prices are soaring year over year, and trends suggest they’ll only get more expensive. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the latest handset to demonstrate that phone prices aren’t just rising a little more with each model, but that they’re taking advantage of a shift in the current mobile landscape that includes 5G devices and foldable phones to boost prices. For example, OnePlus, whose excellent new phone now sells on T-Mobile, increased the price of its new “Pro” model 22% over the OnePlus 6T it sold in November. Yes, this is a Pro model, but it’s the only one that will sell in the US, and it still costs less than its closest Galaxy S10E and iPhone XR rivals. OnePlus is just the latest instance of phones getting more expensive for both Android and iPhone. Prices were already mounting before 2019, but a shake-up in the smartphone world is seeing foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and 5G-ready devices, like the Galaxy S10 5G, pushing phone prices well over the $1,000 mark that’s become the ceiling for premium phones. The Galaxy S10 5G, for example, costs $1,300 at Verizon, a carrier whose 5G network is barely off the ground. If 5G phones punch through the pricing barrier, foldable phones obliterate it completely. Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Fold starts at $1,980 (roughly £1,500 or AU$2,800) for the 4G version, a price that Samsung justifies by virtue of its foldable phone being a luxury device that’s also a true phone-tablet hybrid — though we’ll see what happens to the price in light of the Galaxy Fold’s delay after some reviewers reported screen malfunctions. Pixel: $649 We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Meanwhile, Huawei’s foldable phone, the Mate X, will cost buyers 2,300 euros, or roughly $2,600 — this foldable is still on track for summer. That’s high for a phone swathed in leather and sapphire crystal, and unprecedented for one made of plastic. Huawei, too, positions the foldable Mate X in this new category of hybrid devices. Rumors suggest that a foldable Motorola Razr will come in for the “budget” price of $1,500 or thereabouts (purported foldable Razr renders here).Even 4G “candy bar”-shaped phones in 2019 that don’t bend and don’t have 5G are seeing price inflation. The Galaxy S10 ($900) costs 20% more than the median price of the Galaxy S9 ($850). Likewise, the budget-minded Motorola G7 ($299) rose 20% from the Moto G6 ($249). And that’s for the starting models. Level up your storage capacity and phones become more costly still. If you want an iPhone XS ($1,000) with 512GB storage capacity, you’ll pay 35% more ($1,349).  Moto G7: $299 42.9% Xiaomi ZTE 5G Oppo Asus Google Huawei LG Motorola Nokia Samsung Sony T-Mobile Verizon Pixel XL: $769 N/A Pixel 3 XL: $899 Expected Oct 2019 16.9% LG V30: $800-912 2019 (starting price) 48 Photos iPhone XR: $749 Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact Galaxy S10 E US phone prices from 2016-2019 Samsung Galaxy Note 2016 (starting price) LG G series Here’s every iPhone ever made from 2007 to today See It Galaxy S10: $900 LG G8: $820-$850 $999 Google Pixel Plus Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use $999 Abt Electronics See It Pixel 3: $799 60 Photos 25.8% 0% 10:12 Galaxy S10E: $750 99+ 67.9% LG V50: TBD Note 7: $834-880 LG V serieslast_img read more

Arjun Rampal shares daughter Mahikaas photo on Instagram and leaves everyone jawdropped

first_imgArjun Rampal with daughter Mahikaa RampalInstagramArjun Rampal may have been in the news of late for his alleged affair with Gabriella Demetriades after getting divorced with wife Mehr but there are more than two sides to his personality. Apart from being a passionate actor, a party animal, a deep thinker and an advisor, Arjun is also a doting father to his two daughters – Mahikaa and Myra. The 46-year-old showed his yet another side of being a family man as well when he introduced his 17-year-old daughter Mahikaa to the world of social media.Sharing a stunning image of Mahikaa, a proud Arjun, who is also a man of few words, showed off his unconditional love to his daughter wondering how time flies and kids grow up in a blink of an eye. In the picture, Mahikaa was looking ravishing in red one shoulder gown with a thigh-high slit while daddy Arjun was looking dapper in grey suit. “All grown up this love of mine ♥️ love you @mahikaarampal #daddysgirl,” Arjun captioned the image.The moment Arjun uploaded the picture with his daughter Mahikaa on Instagram, online users couldn’t stop gushing about how the father-daughter duo looked stunning together. Many people said that the duo looked more like siblings adding how Arjun has aged gracefully. Mahikaa, on the other hand, has always been away from the limelight but it looks like daddy is looking forward to introduce her into the world of glitz and glamour as well.Take a look. In June, Arjun Rampal and wife Mehr Rampal announced that they are parting ways, putting an end to their 20 years of marriage. Although they did not mention the reason for their split, Arjun and Mehr requested privacy to adjust to the changes in the life and said they won’t speak any further about it.”After a 20-year-long beautiful journey filled with love and beautiful memories, we would like to share, that all journeys have different paths. We feel that it is time for us to move on to different destinations henceforth. We have always been solid when it has come to us, we will continue to be solid for each other and our loved ones, as we embark upon a new journey,” the couple said in the statement.last_img read more

Protests loom in Indonesia as Subianto challenges Jokowi win in presidential polls

first_img“If there are any illegal or unconstitutional actions that threaten public stability and security, (authorities) will take firm action,” he added.Subianto has warned that he would launch a legal challenge against the results if he was declared the loser. He had fought a legal battle the last time as well but lost out. He also warned on Wednesday that he would he would launch street protests if the legal challenge didn’t succeed. The powerful tsunami struck Indonesia on Saturday night without warning Closecenter_img Joko WidodoReutersIndonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo is set to win another term in office, according to early count by private pollsters. The official results of Wednesday’s presidential election will be released by the election commission only on May 22.CNBC reported that ‘quick counts’ tallied by pollsters showed Jokowi has beaten his rival Prabowo Subianto. Pollsters also said Jokowi’s Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) will also get the most number of seats in parliament.The Indonesian financial markets seemed to have factored in the victory of Jokowi in the elections, rising nearly 2.5 percent on Thursday. The Indonesian rupiah also rose to its strongest level against the US dollar in nearly two months.According to the quick count by pollsters Jokowi got nearly 54 percent of the votes. The polls have marked around 44-45 percent of votes for Prabowo Subianto, the leader of the Great Indonesia Movement Party.Though the so-called quick counts are accurate indicators of results going by the last elections, Jokowi hasn’t yet claimed victory. On the other hand, Subianto, a former military general whom Jokowi had defeated narrowly in the 2014 presidential elections, has claimed internal polls have indicated he has won. Subianto, who enjoys the support of hardliner Muslim fans, said a “real count” from more than 320 polling stations showed he won 62 percent of votes. He also said statistics experts who he consulted assured him that the final tally wound not differ much from his assessment, Jakarta Post reported.Election results are disputed in Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy. The country emerged from the dictatorship of Suharto only in 1998. Prabowo Subianto, who has vast following in the conservative belts, is known to have ties to the former dictatorship.With Subianto rejecting outright unofficial vote count, Indonesian authorities have issued a warning against mass protests. “I urge everyone against mass demonstrations, whether it’s to celebrate or to express dissatisfaction,” National Police Chief Tito Karnavian said.last_img read more

Set on fire for reporting sexual harassment Nusrat Rafis death sparks protests

first_imgBangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also promised to bring Nusrat’s killers to justice. Speaking to reporters, she said, “Nusrat’s killers won’t be spared. I personally believe they would have to face exemplary punishment so that none can dare to commit such heinous crimes in future.”She then added, “None of the culprits will be spared from legal action.”At least 14 people were taken into police custody by April 15. On Sunday, two of the main suspects, Nuruddin and Shahadat, confessed to their crimes and said that they planned the girl’s murder along with five other people, Daily Star reports. The police discovered that the girl was attacked by three men and one woman. [Representational image] Creative CommonsNusrat Jahan Rafi, an 18-year-old Bangladeshi girl, died after being set on fire by four men after she refused to withdraw the complaint of her school principal sexually harassing her.In her complaint, Nusrat, who was studying at a madrasa in Feni, said that her school principal, Maulana Siraj Ud Doula, used to touch her inappropriately whenever she was called to his office. She felt uncomfortable and tried telling her teachers but they hushed the matter.When the girl went to the police to file a complaint on March 27, her statement was illegally filmed by the police. In addition to this, the video was also uploaded on Facebook.This increased the risk of the girl getting into danger since her identity was revealed and the school principal was a very powerful man. After she filed her statement and the video was uploaded, the girl and her family started receiving death threats from many of the Maulana’s supporters, Buzzfeed reports. The Maulana was then arrested and many students of the madrasa took to the streets protesting against his arrest. In addition to this, the girl’s family was also threatened with dire consequences if she did not withdraw her complaint.On April 6, Nusrat was called to the terrace of her school where four men in burqas told her to withdraw the complaint. When she refused, she was set on fire after being doused in petrol. She suffered almost 80 per cent burns and succumbed to the injuries on April 10. She was initially admitted to a local hospital and was later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.This act was condemned by many across the country with the principal, his students and the police called out for the unethical direction in which the case went. TwitterAfter the news came to light, protests were carried out across the nation against the unjustified killed of the 18-year-old girl.A social media campaign with hashtag #JusticeforNusrat was launched with many demanding that the culprits should be brought to justice. Unicef chief Henrietta H Fore took to Twitter to express her support for the movement. She tweeted, “I join the UN family in Bangladesh & all Bangladeshis in calling for justice for Nusrat, who was brutally killed for having the courage to report her abuse. Every girl must be safe at school, supported to speak up & protected from retaliation #ENDviolence.”last_img read more