Neymar interview recording stolen

first_imgNeymar has returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain, but a television interview with the forward may now not be aired in his native Brazil after the recording was stolen.The world’s most expensive footballer did not report to training last week as expected, leading PSG to release a strongly worded statement criticising him.Neymar’s official website published photographs on social media of him back at work, yet the 27-year-old continues to be engrossed in controversy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He had recorded an interview with Brazilian television network Band in which he was expected to talk about his future at PSG, with a return to Barcelona rumoured.However, on Monday, Band said the car where the recording of the interview was being stored had been stolen.A statement from Sao Paulo civil police office confirmed a vehicle belonging to the journalist who interviewed Neymar had gone missing.It is the latest twist in a summer of speculation for Neymar, as his future with the Ligue 1 champions has become clouded.PSG had hinted at possible exit for the Brazil star when club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared “nobdody forced him to sign” when questions of his future with the French giants arose in June.Those hints were confirmed last week when new PSG sporting director Leonardo admitted Neymar could leave, provided the club received a suitable offer for the forward they paid a €222 million (£200m/$250m) fee for back in 2017.Leonardo also confirmed the club had engaged in “superficial talks” with Barcelona over a potential deal, but the Liga champions had not made a formal offer.Rumours heated up even more this past weekend, when Kia Joorabchian, agent to Philippe Coutinho, accused the club of attempting to negotiate a swap deal of his client for Neymar despite assurances from Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu there would be no sale of the ex-Liverpool man.Neymar himself only added fuel to the fire when he posted a video to Instagram which displayed an image of him in a Barca shirt, along with a biblical verse.The star man also declared his greatest footballing memory was being part of Barca’s historic Champions League comeback against PSG, though his father, Neymar Sr., has since said it was not intended to disrespect the French club.last_img read more

OnePlus TV Q1 Pro review in 10 points: Picture quality, sound performance and other key bits to know

first_imgOnePlus TV Q1 Pro review in 10 points: Picture quality, sound performance and other key bits to knowThe OnePlus Q1 TV Pro and the OnePlus TV Q1 are here. Do they meet the expectations. In this quick, 10-point review of the OnePlus Q1 TV Pro we find that they more than match the expectations, particularly on the quality of the screen and sound.advertisement Next Javed Anwer New DelhiSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 11:03 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe OnePlus Q1 TV Pro sports a gorgeous 55-inch QLED screen, which is one of the best in the industry.The 8-speaker soundbar produces great audio during music playback, although low frequencies in dialogues may sound muffled.For its price, OnePlus TV Q1 Pro delivers exceptional screen experience and smooth performance.If you follow consumer tech and the world of gadgets, you must have heard about the latest OnePlus products. There are three: the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, the OnePlus TV Q1 and the OnePlus 7T. Of them, the two TVs are OnePlus entering a new segment, which is premium TV segment. Over here at the India Today Tech, we have been using the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro for a while. In the coming days, we will have a detailed review of the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, but for now we do want to share a review that is not so-detailed but still one that has all the key information. So in case you are wondering about the picture quality of the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, or its the sound performance, or what sort of software it has, dive in.One important bit to note here, essentially the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro and the OnePlus TV Q1 are the same despite their big price difference. The big price difference is because of the integrated soundbar in the Q1 Pro. The OnePlus TV Q1, while it has Dolby Atmos certificate, it has only 4 speakers compared to 8 in the Pro TV.With that out, here is the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro review in 10 key points.– First the image quality. It is fantastic, and right up there with the kind of image quality you get with Rs 1.5 lakh or Rs 2 lakh TVs. The colours on the 55-inch QLED screen of the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro are punchy and vivid. The contrast is great, backlight is event and most significantly the black is deep. In fact, despite being a QLED TV, I found the deepness of black on the OnePlus Q1 Pro TV nearing the black that OLED TVs show.advertisement– The sound quality, as far as the Q1 Pro, is concerned is fantastic. This is particularly noticeable when you play music on the TV and toggle surround sound option from the settings. Though the sound quality also depends a lot on the sound quality in source video or audio. In dialogues, particularly movie dialogues, when there are low frequencies the sound could be a bit muddy. But such instances are rare. — Design is different, but it is still a TV alright, so there is also nothing that I can say is groundbreaking. It’s more like TV designed tastefully and not just put together using parts, plastic and metal. So, there is still a huge screen on the front, and a plastic back — albeit with carbon fiber patter — and a stand, albeit one made of metal and glass. The stand is beautiful, but it is in the centre and given the size of the TV, it does make it wobble a bit if you place your hand on the TV. Talking of design, I love some nice touches that OnePlus TV Q1 Pro has: Like the fact that the integrated soundbar actually sits behind the TV when it is not in use, away from your eyes. But when you turn on the TV, the soundbar slides down and takes its place blow the screen. Then there are magnets that are used to keep port covers in place. The cover on the back where there are all the ports — lots of HDMI, USB 3, Ethernet etc — has these magnets and so does the cover on top of the TV where there is the micro USB-C port, which is provided so you can charge the OnePlus TV remote.– Talking of design, you can wall-mount the OnePlus TV or you can keep it on the stand. It’s a heavy TV and definitely needs two people, or someone well-skilled, to setup.– That is physical setup, though. As far as the setup of the TV and getting into its software is concerned, it’s very easy. The OnePlus TV runs Android TV Os, without any significant UI modifications. You turn on the TV, pair the remote, then you can use your phone to copy Wi-Fi settings and Google account settings. It is all done in less than 5 minutes.– Using the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro is also fairly simple. Almost all the content, and OnePlus has tied up with Hotstar, Google, Zee5, Eros, Amazon Prime etc — for content can be accessed through the Oxygen Play app. You can search for content using the Google Assistant. So, basically, speak loud. like “Play Godzilla”. Or “Open VLC”. The OnePlus TV remote has a button to invoke Google Assistant. Or you can type your search query. Navigating around the TV is extremely easy and snappy and I didn’t find any significant lag, except the lag induced by network speed. It’s all very snappy. When you are done watching the TV, you can put it in sleep mode and then when you wake it up, it wakes up within a second or two.advertisement — Talking of network, I used the OnePlus Q1 TV Pro with a 100mbps connection. Using a speed test app, I checked the speed and I mostly got between 80mbps to 100 mbps speed. But for 4K streaming or even for smooth and consistent 1080P streaming this is not enough. The OnePlus Q1 Pro TV definitely will work better with a 300mbps connection, or even 1gbps connection. thankfully such internet connections are not available in India.– While watching something, or playing something, it is easy to get into settings — a long press on the menu button on the remote does it — and select various picture and audio modes. In the settings, you also have options to change colour fidelity, smoothness of the video — controlled by the processor inside the TV to reduce screen lag for videos that have poor frames per second rate — sound.– No, Netflix is not yet supported on the OnePlus TV. That certification is soon coming, we hear from OnePlus. But Chromecast is inbuilt and that can be used to stream videos from various sources.– Overall, I think the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro is a magnificent premium TV. At a price of Rs 99,900, it is not cheap, definitely not as cheap as some other 55-inch TVs. But then the OnePlus TV Q1 is cheaper. However, you need to see the price in context. For Rs 99,900, the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro actually offers a lot. In particular I love its display. It’s one of the best screens I have ever seen on any TV, irrespective of its price, or its type of panel. OLED, QLED, LCD, IPS VA — VA is what the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro uses — none of that matters if the picture quality is not up to expectations. The OnePlus TV Q1 Pro more than meets the expectations. That it comes with an integrated soundbar, which is particularly brilliant at playing music, that it is a smart TV, that it has an attractive design only adds to the appeal. Stay tuned for some more thoughts on OnePlus TV Q1 Pro in the coming days.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7T quick review: A OnePlus 7 Pro for everyoneGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Review Offers Budget Options for ChignectoCentral

first_img continue to offer library services at a reasonable level and in line with other boards maintain reasonable class sizes in line with the provincial average find additional reductions in administration follow the minister’s instructions to find savings through attrition, which would protect more jobs take steps to reflect the reality of declining enrolment The review acknowledges that adult high schools are outside the board’s core mandate. “I want to assure students and adult learners that the province is working with the board and other partners on appropriate programming for the people served by this program,” said Ms Jennex. “We are actively pursuing options for these learners.” The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board has options to preserve library services, protect classroom sizes, reduce administration and maintain program priorities, a provincial review concludes. The review of the board’s budget by Doug Stewart, a senior Treasury Board advisor, was presented to the board today, April 25. The review, announced by Education Minister Ramona Jennex two weeks ago, identifies $1.6 million in spending options, giving the province’s second largest board alternatives to balance its books while maintaining services valued by the community. “Parents expect their school boards to make decisions that put students first, to protect class sizes and important services like libraries,” said Ms. Jennex. In his report, Mr. Stewart noted the board undertook a “well thought out and technically sound” process, but he also observed that it made some choices that are inconsistent with its strategic goals, and out of balance with longtime priorities. “Budgeting should be more about balance — not an all-or-nothing approach to a valued services funded by the province,” said Ms. Jennex. “The board recognizes reading as a priority. At the same time, it overlooked the contribution that libraries make to a child’s reading development.” The board funds school libraries above the provincial average of $82 per student. The review recommends the board:last_img read more

Joella Cabalus It Runs in the Family named best feature at VQFF

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: The Vancouver Queer Film Festival concluded its 11-day run from August 11 to 21 with a presentation of awards at the screening of the documentary Kiki.Vancouver filmmaker Joella Cabalu won the People’s Choice Award for Best Feature for “It Runs in the Family”, a documentary about her LGBT relatives in the U.S. and the Philippines.Meanwhile, Jeff Lee Petry and Nathan Drillot’s “Handsome and Majestic”, about a teenager taking on bullies in Prince George, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Short film.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Alberta orders oil production cut to deal with price differential

first_imgThe Opposition United Conservatives and the centrist Alberta Party had already called for the production cut. Notley thanked them both in her speech.Industry feelings prior to the announcement had been mixed.Cenovus Energy proposed the idea of a production cut last month. However, Imperial and Husky said Friday they remain opposed to involuntary production cuts.The move is not unprecedented, in 1980, Tory premier Peter Lougheed forced oil production cuts to protest the federal Liberals’ national energy program.Watch the full announcement here:(THE CANADIAN PRESS) The announcement is expected to narrow the differential by at least $4 per barrel and add an estimated $1.1 billion to government revenues in 2019-2020.The premier has already said the province will buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers, expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, to move the province’s excess oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.But she has said that rail cars, along with eventually increasing domestic refining capacity and building new pipelines, won’t bring relief soon enough.“We must act immediately,” Notley said Sunday. The mandated cut ends on Dec. 31, 2019 and will be spread among all producers in an effort to stave off massive job losses.Notley says the action is necessary to reverse the widening price differential that she said could cause further harm to Alberta’s economy if not addressed immediately.Alberta’s oil is selling at markedly lower rates compared with the North American benchmark, due in part to oil pipeline bottlenecks.“In the last few weeks, this price gap has reached historic highs because we are producing considerably more product than there is transport capacity,” Notley said in a speech timed to run live on supper-hour newscasts in Alberta.“This is creating a huge backlog and forcing the price of our oil to ridiculously low levels…. We are essentially giving our oil away for free.”Roughly speaking, Notley said, while the rest of the world sells its oil at about $50 per barrel, Alberta fetches only $10.center_img EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is ordering a mandatory cut in oil production to deal with a price crisis that she says is costing Canada an estimated $80 million a day.Notley says as of January there will be an 8.7 per cent reduction ordered in oil production.Output of raw crude oil and bitumen will be reduced by 325,000 barrels per day. That figure is expected to shrink as a glut of oil in storage is reduced.last_img read more

Dwight Howard Could Play For Lakers Sooner Than Thought

Dwight Howard was running and jumping and dunking at his first Los Angeles Lakers practice, a welcome sight for a team that said it did not expect the perennial all-star center to be fully recovered from back surgery in time for the start of the regular season.Going by Tuesday, where he participated in a full practice, Howard certainly could be in the team’s Nov. 2 opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. In fact, he said h hopes to play in some preseason games to get some timing down with his new teammates.“Hopefully, I’ll be back for some preseason games,” Howard said. “I think we’re going to need it for chemistry and all that stuff. But . . . I’m not going to rush it. I’m going to continue to practice. We’ve had some great practices.”A source who witnessed Howard at the portion of practice that was closed to the media described Howard’s level of play to as “unbelievable.”“He was dunking everything in sight,” the source said. “He looks like he can play in an NBA game today.”Howard said he was not surprised to be going full tilt considering how hard he has been training leading up to the start of camp. But Howard’s effort did catch at least one of his teammates off guard.“He worked just as much as everybody else, so that was good,” Pau Gasol said. “I didn’t expect that.”Lakers coach Mike Brown said Howard had been working out six days a week at the practice facility with assistant coaches Darvin Ham and Chuck Person for the past month.“He looked good,” Brown said.As impressive as Howard was, Brown said the decision as to when Howard makes his debut will be up to the Lakers’ training staff.“Whenever he’s ready, he’ll be ready,” Brown said. “It’s our trainers’ jobs. Our trainers do a terrific job of it. They’re out here the whole practice and if they feel they need to pull him out of it, they’ll pull him out.”Ultimately, Howard tried to measure expectations as to when his first game appearance will occur. “We’re not in a rush,” Howard said. “These guys need me for the whole season, not a couple preseason games.” read more

Womens College Basketball Is Better Than Mens

Women’s volleyball429.65.085 TennesseeW1261 At least by this metric, it’s fair to say that basketball — both men’s and women’s — requires the most “talent” (among team sports) to play at the college level.It may also be worth noting that about 22 percent of female high school athletes who play team sports play basketball, compared with 17 percent for men. Meanwhile, female college basketball players make up 20 percent of the athletes who play top team sports, while men’s basketball players make up 11 percent. With a higher relative participation and fewer tempting alternatives for women athletes, college women’s basketball is likely to be receiving a very large share of the total female athletic talent.The top NCAA women’s teams recruit about as well as the top men’s teamsOf course, the top basketball teams — the type you are likely to see when watching the championship tournaments — feature much stronger talent. To get a better sense of the relative depth of women’s and men’s basketball, we have to look at both how good the top players are and how that talent is distributed across the players’ respective leagues.ESPN maintains “top 100” prospect lists for both men’s and women’s basketball. While skill will change over time, this provides us with a pretty good snapshot of the highest-ranked talent entering college.For individual teams, one way to boil down their recent recruiting prowess is to look at the top five recruits they signed over the previous four years (corresponding to the typical college stint). This tells you the top five prospects a team could theoretically put on the floor. For example, over the past four years, UConn has recruited two No. 1 overall prospects: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (2011) and Breanna Stewart (2012); a No. 2 overall: Moriah Jefferson (2012); a No. 6: Morgan Tuck (2012); and a No. 14: Gabby Williams (2014). Or, shorthand, UConn’s four-year recruiting class was a 1-1-2-6-14. It’s no wonder the Huskies have been so dominant!Actually, the University of Kentucky men’s team has had an even more impressive recruiting haul: Its four-year 2014 class was a 1-1-3-4-5. Here are the top 10 four-year recruiting classes of 2014, by average rank of the top five players: Women’s softball364.35.962 TennesseeW134563.8 TexasM1131 RutgersW699111810.6 DukeM1234124.4 RECRUITING RANK OF PLAYERS KentuckyM113452.8 SCHOOLSEXTOP2ND3RD4TH5THAVG Last month, when my editor tasked me with looking into the stats surrounding the notorious Harvard-Stanford 16 vs. 1 upset from 1998 for ESPNW, I didn’t know much about women’s basketball. When I found that upsets are much less common in the NCAA women’s tournament than in the men’s, my mind jumped to what seemed like a logical explanation: Perhaps the lack of upsets is caused by a lack of depth in the women’s game.In particular, teams like the epically dominant University of Connecticut Huskies — newly minted winners of their third straight national title and the 10th of Coach Geno Auriemma’s reign — must be able to win so much because they get all the best players from a shallow talent pool. Even many who love and defend women’s basketball often judge it a little differently than men’s, on the presumption that it’s a less mature sport.I don’t begrudge anyone for thinking this — I would still think the same if I hadn’t had the game on my mind for the past seven weeks. (Have I mentioned my editor is patient?) And it would make sense if there were any truth to the notion that women’s basketball is less talented.But it isn’t. As it turns out, not only is women’s college basketball as strong and deep in college-age talent as the men’s game, but for the rarest talent, it is significantly more so.Women’s college basketball is drawn from a talent pool similar to men’sFirst, let’s introduce a simple proxy for “talent”: How rare is an athlete’s skill relative to her peers?Take, for instance, Serena Williams. Serena is Serena not because she has the fastest serve on Earth, but because she has taken on the best competition in the world, on the biggest stages in the world, and come out on top — 19 times. One of the reasons this is so impressive is that tennis is an extremely popular sport worldwide — among both men and women — and Serena has been better than a whole generation’s worth of opposition. That is, of the literally tens of millions of women who play tennis around the globe,1Estimates have put the total number of participants at over 75 million. she has been the best for a long time.According to the 2013-14 High School Athletics Participation Survey, around 184,000 high school girls in the U.S. played tennis last year, making it the fifth-most-popular competitive2Meaning sports in which players or teams compete head to head and are scored in wins and losses, thus excluding individual sports like track. sport. With a rich history of female inclusion, stardom and even pay equity in major tournaments, tennis is probably the most female friendly sport. Yet the most popular competitive sport among young women is basketball, which was played by around 433,000 high school girls last year. Indeed, it has been the most popular women’s team sport at the high school level since people started keeping track of women’s sports in the 1970s.3It has maintained a total participation rate of around 400,000 since at least the mid-1970s, although other sports have gained in relative popularity. Volleyball and/or soccer may overtake basketball in coming years.The popularity and the competition both increase in college. As of 2012-13, the NCAA had 1,090 women’s basketball teams (the most of any sport — women or men), although getting a spot on one of them is still harder than for other sports. There are approximately 27 high school basketball players for every one spot on an NCAA roster and 87 for every spot on a Division I roster.That ratio of 87 to 1 is the highest of any of the top4“Top” here means a team sport in the top 10 most popular sports for each gender. women’s team sports and higher than any of the top men’s sports except men’s basketball: Women’s basketball433.35.087 So five of the top 10 teams were male, by this limited measure. But, of course, this has a couple of shortcomings: First, averaging ranks is probably not a great indicator of overall strength. For example, Tennessee’s recruits have a slightly lower average rank, but most people would probably take UConn’s.5Both teams have a 1 and a 6, but I’d take UConn’s remaining 1-2-14 over Tennessee’s 3-4-5. Second, the men’s recruiting prowess is slightly understated relative to the women’s considering that the top recruits come from a slightly larger pool (as I mentioned above).To adjust for all this, rather than looking at raw rankings, I’ve rated players by their percentile among graduating high school players in the year they were recruited.6I estimated each graduating class size as 28.6 percent (the ratio the NCAA uses for similar estimates) of the total high school participation for each player’s gender in the year they were recruited. This allows us to fill in the blank in the phrase, “She’s one in a ________.” For example, because Stewart was the No. 1 ranked prospect in her class, “she’s one in a hundred thousand” (OK, 124,539 — give or take).Using this method, in 2014, 71 college basketball teams had four-year recruiting classes that included at least five “one in a thousand”-quality players: 36 were men’s and 35 were women’s. Add the requirement that the team recruited a “one in 10,000” player as well, and the list whittles down to 21 women’s teams and 19 men’s teams. Require a superstar “one in 50,000”-type on top, and it’s pared down to 11 teams — six men’s and five women’s. Women’s soccer374.68.743 UCLAM1031 Men’s baseball482.610.248 SPORTHIGH SCHOOLDIVISION IHS/DI Notre DameW244212511.2 ConnecticutW1143 Men’s football1093.227.340 Men’s basketball541.1k5.4k101 ConnecticutW1126144.8 BaylorM721 North CarolinaM6810131710.8 Women’s lacrosse82.02.840 SCHOOLSEX1K10K50K DukeM1463 Of the five women’s teams, three were in the Final Four this year. (Related: Recruiting strength is a fairly good predictor of success.)One other way to look at a team’s recruited talent is to sum up all of its players’ talent pools. For example, a team with a one-in-100,000 player, a one-in-50,000 player and three one-in-10,000 players would have a total pool of 180,000. Using this method, here are the top 25 men’s and women’s teams:Note that this doesn’t correspond to any prediction model or such — it’s just a fun way to assess recruiting strength that’s easy to grasp and rewards teams for having the best players. Virtually any metric that rewards both breadth and depth will lead to the same main takeaways:All things considered, the distribution of talent to men’s and women’s teams has been pretty similar.While there’s no doubt that UConn has been the best recruiter among women’s teams over the past few years, it’s not any better at recruiting than we would expect the best recruiting team to be (unlike, say, their per-possession advantage, which is way higher than we would expect the highest per-possession advantage to be).Of course, one of the reasons that Kentucky’s men’s team is so good at recruiting is it has a lot of slots open up.More of the best college-age women actually play college basketballAs you may have anticipated by now, the main thing that has an impact on competitive balance — and it’s a doozy — is the number of top players on the men’s side who leave college early, generally to enter the NBA draft. The 2015 NBA draft could see more than 50 early entrants; the WNBA draft this year had only two — and that was two more than it usually has.7Before this year, only two women who had remaining years of eligibility had entered the WNBA draft and only one had gone before her fourth year in college (Kelsey Bone, who left Texas A&M after her junior year in 2012).While virtually all the best female players of college age are playing college basketball, only a fraction of the best male players are. Here’s how the chart above looks with all the players who departed for the NBA draft excluded:By this measure, Duke leapfrogs Kentucky for the strongest recruits on its roster on the men’s side, and sure enough, Coach K is once again proven to be a genius. (Related: Recruiting strength is a fairly good predictor of success.) But with the men’s teams having lost 39 one-in-5,000 or higher players to the draft, the UConn women pull ahead of all of them as the team with the best recruiting pedigree overall.More importantly, essentially the entire men’s line drops significantly below the women’s. And while recruiting strength is a reasonable proxy for talent levels overall, note that the actual loss of talent to the NBA probably has a much larger effect, as many of the most-talented players who weren’t highly ranked coming out of high school depart as well.And here’s the bottom line: In women’s basketball, there is far more talent actually on the court in a typical game, season or championship tournament:Which is to say, more of the best female college-age players play college basketball.The “downside” of having every great player stick around for four years is that teams get good. And they play together for long periods of time and get better. The effects of good recruiting — as well as good coaching — are more pronounced and last longer. In the women’s tournament, we have a much better sense of who the best teams are, and they play like it. You don’t get the “madness”-engendering scenario in which talented teams with no experience face off against experienced teams with less talent.The irony is that the lack of upsets in the women’s tourney is frequently cited as a sign of the sport’s immaturity or inferior talent. But the chalk likely results from the opposite: The women’s game is the more mature of the two.No doubt, the women’s tournament has a very different character than the men’s — and I don’t just mean the scarcity of dunks. Big upsets are extremely rare, and teams perform relatively closer to their expectations. But you don’t tune in to witness madness; you tune in to witness greatness. South CarolinaW1021 KentuckyM18133 DukeW2369106.0 Men’s soccer417.45.773 DukeW1461 KansasM1152 KansasM13611147.0 Notre DameW1031 ArizonaM4479157.8 ONE IN … read more

ESPN said files withheld illegally sues OSU

In a lawsuit filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio on Monday, the ESPN Inc., has sued Ohio State for withholding public record documents. In the suit, ESPN says OSU wrongfully cited the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as a reason for withholding various documents. ESPN stated in the complaint that producers at ESPN had made public records requests for all emails sent or received by President E. Gordon Gee, athletic director Gene Smith, compliance officer Doug Archie and former head coach Jim Tressel, that included the keyword “Sarniak.” Ted Sarniak is a businessman in Jeanette, Pa., closely associated with former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor. OSU described the two’s relationship in an email to the Columbus Dispatch. “Mr. Sarniak is someone who Terrelle has reached out to for advice and guidance throughout his high-school and collegiate career,” Archie said in an email. OSU’s media relations department cited FERPA as a reason for not supplying the record to ESPN. However, ESPN argues that FERPA does not apply in this case. They said that FERPA protects maintained student files as they relate to finances, but it does not protect against the requested files. OSU spokesperson Jim Lynch told the The Lantern in an email that they normally do not comment on pending litigation, but due to the circumstances, made a statement regarding the case. “The university believes that it has adhered to all applicable state and federal laws,” Lynch said in the email. “The university has been inundated with public records requests stemming from its ongoing NCAA investigation and the university. These include voluminous requests from ESPN, which in turn has received a voluminous amount of information. “We are disappointed that ESPN decided to file this suit on Monday,” Lynch continued. “Notwithstanding this, we will continue to work cooperatively with ESPN and all media in responding to their numerous requests on these matters.” ESPN also said OSU denied other requests about the events leading up to former head coach Jim Tressel’s resignation. ESPN said some of the requests were sent back because they were too broad. According to the Ohio Revised Code, all denied public records requests citing that the request is too broad have to have legal reasons for the denial and be accompanied with a suggestion to make the appropriate request. “While the university often receives media requests that are overly broad, given Ohio’s public record laws, we generally try to work with reporters to help them find the information they are seeking, working within the boundaries of the applicable laws,” Lynch said in the email. A representative for ESPN declined to comment on the matter, saying ESPN does not comment on pending litigation. read more

Dino Bajram to Pfadi Winterthur – Krieg staying until 2015

Dino BajramJulien KriegPfadi Winterthur One of the most succesful Swiss team, Pfadi Winterthur has announced signing contract with Slovenian line-player, Dino Bajram (29). Bajram will come next summer from champion’s team RK Gorenje Velenje, who is on the good way to repeat last year success – winning domestic Championship. He has experience of playing abroad from period in German Dusseldorf, but the biggest proffesional success was winning of EHF CL 2004 with Celje Pivovarna Lasko when Bajram had only minor role as a young player. He will stay in Swiss team for next two seasons.Lefthanded player Julien Krieg will stay in the club for two more years – until 2015. ← Previous Story Nerea Pena with knee injury again, out until end of season Next Story → Csurgoi KK extends deal with Szabolcs Szollosi until 2015 read more

Vizio announces pricing for its 219 fivefoot wide television

first_imgWhile the monstrous television pictured above won’t be available for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Vizio has announced that it will be available this March for the bargain-basement price of just $3,499. While you dream up ways to convince your significant other that you absolutely need to upgrade the family television, take a look at some of the specs to whet your whistle.Announced at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the Visio CinemaWide television is just a hair under 5-feet wide while being a svelte 1.8 inches deep. It weighs 66 pounds with its stand, 56 without it… if you are planning on mounting it to a wall. The set offers passive 3D and includes four pairs of glasses, as well as five HDMI inputs so you can connect all your digital toys to the device. For connectivity the CinemaWide offers both WiFi and Bluetooth, which both tie into its smart options. With a 21:9 resolution, you can kiss those annoying black bars goodbye as the television is built to display media in that resolution perfectly. For content that is in the 16:9 widescreen ratio, it can either be upsized to fit the screen, or you can place Twitter and Facebook widgets to fill up the screen. To interact with the aforementioned social media sites, you can make use of the bundled Bluetooth remote keyboard to make sharing your life easier.Pre-orders for the television will begin soon, and Vizio has said that it will also release 50 and 71-inch sets in the near future. Can you imagine having 71-inches of awesomeness in your living room? Make sure that sucker will fit before you buy!Read more at the Vizio site via The Vergelast_img read more

Bassin dArcachon les moules interdites à la consommation

first_imgBassin d’Arcachon : les moules interdites à la consommationLa préfecture de Gironde a indiqué jeudi 7 avril dans un communiqué que la pêche, le ramassage et la consommation de moules sont interdits dans le bassin d’Arcachon. Cette décision a été prise après que des toxines ont été détectées en quantité trop élevées dans la zone.”Le préfet de la Gironde a décidé d’interdire ce jour la pêche, le ramassage, le transport, la purification, le stockage, l’expédition, la distribution et la commercialisation en vue de la consommation des moules en provenance du bassin d’Arcachon”. Dans le même communiqué la préfecture annonce que des “toxines lipophiles au-delà du seuil de sécurité sanitaire défini” ont été détectées.À lire aussiTop 5 : quels sont les poisons naturels les plus mortels au monde ?Reuters précise que la préfecture a mis en garde les consommateurs contre des risques de désagréments gastriques ou des troubles plus importants chez les personnes fragiles face à la toxine repérée. Cette mesure d’interdiction de pêche, de ramassage et de consommation de moules du bassin d’Arcachon pourra être levée si les analyses de l’Ifremer (Institut français de Recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer) montrent deux résultats favorables consécutifs indiquant une meilleure qualité sanitaire des mollusques.Le 8 avril 2011 à 12:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des hausse des forfaits tout illimité Zero Forfait et Sim

first_imgDes hausse des forfaits tout illimité Zero Forfait et Sim +Les deux opérateurs ont décidé de s’aligner sur les tarifs de Free Mobile ou Sosh en augmentant le tarif de leur offre tout illimité.Peu à peu, toutes les offres tout illimité sont en train d’atteindre le même plafond. A l’image de Sosh, la filiale à moindre coût d’Orange, les opérateurs qui ont réagi immédiatement à l’arrivée de Free Mobile s’alignent désormais plus ou moins sur les offres du groupe de Xavier Niel. C’est ainsi le cas de Zero Forfait et Sim +, deux opérateurs “discount”, explique PC Inpact. Ils ont tous les deux décidé d’appliquer un nouveau tarif, en hausse de 6 euros par rapport à ce qu’ils proposaient auparavant pour un forfait tout illimité (appels, SMS, MMS, Internet 3G). Il en coûtera désormais 24,90 euros par mois pour l’obtenir. Les deux opérateurs ont tenu à préciser que les tarifs à 18,90 euros mensuels étaient en fait réservés aux 10.000 premiers abonnés et que ce cap a été atteint. Reste à savoir, dans les deux cas, si ces premiers souscripteurs garderont ce tarif ou passeront aux aussi à 24,90 euros, ce que Zero Forfait et Sim + n’ont pas encore communiqué.Le 2 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Maladie de Basedow symptômes traitement causes de quoi sagitil

first_imgMaladie de Basedow : symptômes, traitement, causes, de quoi s’agit-il ?La maladie de Basedow, également appelée maladie de Graves, est une maladie auto immune de la thyroïde. Elle est la cause la plus fréquente de l’hyperthyroïdie.Définition : qu’est ce que la maladie de BasedowLa maladie de Basedow, également appelée maladie de Graves, est une maladie auto immune de la thyroïde. Elle est la cause la plus fréquente de l’hyperthyroïdie (80% des cas), soit une production excessive d’hormone par la glande thyroïde.La maladie de Basedow touche près de 1% de la population dont une grande majorité de femmes (6 femmes pour un homme en moyenne). Elle apparaît surtout chez les personnes âgées entre 20 et 50 ans.Symptômes de la maladie de BasedowLa maladie de Basedow présente les symptômes de l’hyperthyroïdie ainsi que des signes cliniques caractéristiques. L’hyperthyroïdie se manifeste par l’apparition d’un goitre au niveau du cou, une perte de poids, une augmentation du rythme cardiaque, une perte des cheveux, une hyperactivité nerveuse ou des selles fréquentes. Ce qui permet le plus souvent de différencier la maladie de Basedow des autres maladies thyroïdiennes est une exorbitation des yeux appelée exophtalmie. Elle est le plus souvent bilatérale (c’est-à-dire qu’elle concerne les deux yeux) et sa progression peut être soit rapide soit lente. Causes de la maladie de BasedowLa maladie de Basedow est une maladie auto immune. C’est donc le système immunitaire qui en est responsable. Celui-ci produit des anticorps anormaux qui vont se retourner contre lui en se fixant sur la glande thyroïde et en stimulant la libération d’hormones thyroïdiennes. Dans le même temps, ces anticorps empêchent la TSH de jouer son rôle de régulateur d’hormones. À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Plusieurs causes peuvent être à l’origine de la maladie de Basedow. Des facteurs génétiques (antécédents familiaux) ou environnementaux peuvent rentrer en compte dans l’apparition de la maladie. De même, un changement hormonal peut jouer un rôle. C’est notamment le cas de la grossesse, de la ménopause ou de la puberté.Dans certains cas, un choc émotionnel ou psychologique peut expliquer la manifestation de la maladie de Basedow. Traitement de la maladie de BasedowLa traitement de maladie de Basedow se base sur la prescription de médicaments antithyroïdiens comme le carbimazole pendant une durée de 12 à 18 mois. Ceux-ci permettent de limiter la production d’hormones thyroïdiennes dans le sang afin de retrouver un taux normal. Ils sont souvent associés à des hormones de synthèse pour éviter l’hypothyroïdie. Un traitement chirurgical est également possible. Il consiste en l’ablation de la thyroïde en cas de goitre trop volumineux. Une autre méthode dite radicale peut être utilisée : la prise d’iode radioactif. Celui-ci est administré sous forme de gélules pendant plusieurs semaines. Le 21 janvier 2016 à 20:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sink holes hotel service charge issues expected at Provo Town Meeting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Sink holes have again turned up in Millennium Heights and residents continue to wait on what the Government can do to aide the myriad of issues for home owners who purchased houses with Priton Development.   At the town meeting tomorrow at the Gus Lightbourne Gym, many of those residents plan to be in attendance, they say, looking for answers.  Hotel Workers were also encouraged to attend the town meeting to ask about their service charge money.  The Premier, who will lead the public meeting with her Ministers in tow, was on Facebook this weekend calling for residents to keep the government accountable, to ask questions.  Earlier today, in her media tour Premier Sharlene Robinson appeared on RTCs Expressions.  #MagneticMediaNews#sinkholesinProvo#provotownmeeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #provotownmeeting, #sinkholesinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Wynn Resorts Macau operating revenue up 157 in 2018

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts RelatedPosts Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan VIP turnover at Wynn Palace increased 16.2% for the year to US$61.1 billion with win of US$1.87 billion, up 26.1%, while mass table drop 41.1% to US$4.93 billion with mass win up 51.7% to US$1.21 billion).The results weren’t as strong at Wynn Macau, which is currently undergoing major renovation work that includes reducing the property’s reliance on junkets and focusing instead on the premium mass segment. Subsequently, VIP turnover at Wynn Macau fell slightly to US$57.76 billion with win down 16.8% to US$1.59 billion. Mass table drop grew 11.8% to US5.06 billion with win rising 15.2% to US$1.01 billion.Updating progress on Wynn Macau’s refurbishment, the company said it has now begin a reconfiguration of the current Wynn Club gaming area, with the enhanced space to consist of around 40 mass market table games when complete as well as “a refurbished high-limit slot area, two new restaurants and approximately 7,400 square feet of retail space, and will provide for improved pedestrian access.”Total project budget is estimated at US$62 million, Wynn Resorts added. Wynn Resorts reported a 15.7% increase in operating revenues to almost US$5.05 billion from its Macau properties in 2018, boosted by 35.8% growth at Wynn Palace.Releasing its 2018 Annual Report on Friday, Wynn Resorts said its rise in operating revenues was primarily driven by increases in VIP turnover and table drop at Wynn Palace, where revenue climbed US$2.76 billion. Load Morelast_img read more

BNP calls EC secretary Helal ALs special office person

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirThe opposition BNP on Tuesday alleged that election commission’s secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed is ‘working in favour of Awami League’ and now running the commission.”You (govt) are now running the election commission with a secretary. Helal Uddin was appointed as the election commission secretary from the secretariat in a special way,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “I’ve heard he, after attending office until 4pm, used to go to a certain party’s a special office where the party’s all election plans are worked out headed by HT Imam.”Pro-BNP student leaders of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) and All- Party Students Unity (APSU) of the 1990s arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her proper treatment.Fakhrul alleged that the current election commission has no authority and capability to hold any credible election. “It couldn’t yet hold any election in a fair manner.”About their party’s stance on the 11th parliamentary polls, he said BNP will not join it without having Khaleda Zia released from jail. “The government must release her and withdraw all the cases filed against her.”The BNP leader said they will surely participate in the polls if the government meets their minimum demands for creating a level-playing field, dissolving parliament, installing a non-party neutral government and deploying the army personnel.He called upon all the political parties and people from all walks of life to get united to resolve political crisis, restore democracy and their basic rights. “We believe people will get united and defeat the government.”Fakhrul alleged that the government is running the country abusing the state machinery as it has lost ground beneath its feet.He criticised the Dhaka University authorities for imposing restriction on roaming, staying or carrying out any activity on the campus by outsiders without prior permission. “Dhaka University is not only an educational institution but also a premier place for exercising free thinking.”Stating that Dhaka University always showed people the right path during any crisis, Fakhrul said now that university is fettered. “The move has been taken as part of a plot.”The BNP leader also accused the ruling party ‘cadres’ of torturing and suppressing those involved in quota-reform movement. “Those who waged the anti-quota movement are now on the run to save their lives. One of them remains missing while another was taken on a 10-day remand. Two legs of a demonstrator were broken with a hammer.”last_img read more

Alleged RAB gunfights kill 2

first_imgAn unidentified man and a suspected criminal were killed in separate reported gunfights with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members in Rajshahi and Munshiganj districts early Sunday.In Rajshahi, an unidentified man was killed in an alleged gunfight with RAB members in Nabadanga area of the city around 12:30am, reports UNB.Spotting a torch beam in a banana orchard in the area a patrol team of the force went there, RAB-5 deputy commanding officer major AM Ashraful Islam said.When the team reached there, a gang of criminals opened fire on them, forcing the RAB men to fire back, triggering the gunfight which left the unidentified man bullet injured, he said.He was rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, Ashraful said.The elite force recovered a magazine, two rounds of bullet, a pistol and 38 bottles of phensedyl.In Munshiganj, Md Sohrab Hossain, son of Yunus Bepari of Rudrapara village in Srinagar upazila, was killed in a reported gunfight with RAB members.Being informed that a gang of criminals was staying in the area, a team of the law enforcement conducted a drive in Chhatrobhog area around 4:30am, said RAB-11 company commander assistant superintendent Mohitul Islam.Sensing the presence of force, the gang members opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight that left Sohrab dead on the spot, he said.Two RAB members were also injured in the gunfight, Mohitul added.The force recovered a foreign pistol, a bullet, 600 yaba tablets and Tk 10,500 from the scene, he said.Sohrab Hossain was wanted in 13 cases including murder, arms, robbery and abduction, said the RAB official.The law enforcement’s versions of the events, however, could not be verified independently as no versions of the incidents were available immediately either from any witness or from the victims’ families.last_img read more

Democrats unleash wave of Trump investigations

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 5 February US president Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside vice president Mike Pence and speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPNewly empowered House Democrats kicked off a barrage of investigations into president Donald Trump’s taxes, real estate business and Russia ties Thursday, raising the pressure on the White House after two years of insulation by a Republican majority.Trump lashed out about “presidential harassment” as one House committee opened a hearing into forcing the release of his long-hidden tax returns, and another began questioning his controversial policy to separate immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.”The Dems and their committees are going ‘nuts,'” Trump tweeted.”The Republicans never did this to president Obama, there would be no time left to run government,” he said.Both sides were girding for tough legal clashes pitting congressional powers against those of the presidency.House judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler threatened Trump’s acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, with a subpoena if he did not turn over records of his communications with the White House in reference to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling.And Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, laid out a plan to begin probing Trump’s business ties to Russia, citing fears of money laundering and of “foreign financial or other leverage over president Trump.”Schiff’s committee is planning to hear testimony from the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has already divulged to investigators inside information about the operations of the president’s real estate business, the Trump Organization and Trump’s 2016 election campaign.”So now Congressman Adam Schiff announces, after having found zero Russian Collusion, that he is going to be looking at every aspect of my life, both financial and personal, even though there is no reason to be doing so. Never happened before!” Trump tweeted.Probes heighten impeachment threatHouse Democrats have a long list of Trump-focused issues to probe after being stifled for two years by majority Republicans.Winning control of the House in November allows them to open an investigative assault on the White House in the same way that — contrary to Trump’s claim — Republicans laid siege to former president Barack Obama.A shortlist of topics include conflicts of interest and mismanagement by cabinet members; Trump’s benefits from family business while in the White House; and security lapses by Trump and his White House staff.”We will not surrender our constitutional responsibility of oversight,” house speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.The House probes would add to the legal and political burden facing the president from Mueller’s probe, and a parallel Justice Department investigation in New York into various activities of the campaign and Trump Organization.Altogether, the probes elevate the chance that Trump could face impeachment if serious wrongdoing is found.Thursday’s House Ways and Means hearing into Trump’s taxes would break what he declared in 2017 as a red line — that investigations should not touch his business and finances.Unlike previous presidents, Trump has refused to release his tax records. His lawyers claim they have been under review by the Internal Revenue Service since 2002.A 2016 New York Times analysis based on limited information concluded that Trump may have paid minimal or even no taxes each year since 1995.Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell called on the committee to tap its seldom-used power to obtain and review Trump’s tax returns.”If a president is cheating the system, or evading taxes, or otherwise violating the tax laws of our country, why should any citizen feel compelled to comply? No one is above the law,” he said.”When we have cause for concerns over conflicts of interest or tax violations, we have every reason to use the authority given to this committee.”Business ties to RussiaSchiff’s Intelligence Committee is planning a deep-dive into Trump’s financial and business ties to Russia, suggesting that they could involve money laundering.The committee wants to know “whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage, financial or otherwise, over Donald Trump, his family, his business, or his associates,” Schiff said in a statement Wednesday.”Congress has a duty to expose foreign interference, hold Russia to account, ensure that US officials — including the President — are serving the national interest and, if not, are held accountable,” he said.last_img read more