Bye bye Kawhi Leonard to join LA Clippers Danny Green to Lakers

first_imgIn the end, Kawhi Leonard didn’t want to construct a Super Team with the Lakers. He wanted a co-star across the Staples corridor with the Clippers, and made it clear to Steve Ballmer and Lawrence Frank: Get PG, and I’m coming.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019 The news ends months of speculation and angst for Raptors fans.Leonard’s departure was considered by many to be a foregone conclusion a year ago when Raptors president Masai Ujiri acquired him from the San Antonio Spurs in an off-season blockbuster that sent beloved franchise icon DeMar DeRozan to Texas.Leonard had a year left on his contract plus a player option – which he was certainly going to decline – when he moved to Toronto, and many believed he’d put in a season in Canada before bolting for his hometown of Los Angeles. TORONTO – It was a heck of a season, but it appears that’s all the Toronto Raptors are going to get from Kawhi Leonard.Less than a month after leading the Raptors to their first NBA title, the superstar free agent is reportedly leaving Toronto for the Los Angeles Clippers.A person familiar with the negotiations says the Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks.George will be traded for at least four first-round picks, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Saturday because none of the moves have been finalized. And Leonard made his decision to sign with the Clippers after the team swung the deal to land George, the person said. Green said he enjoyed Toronto and that it was unfortunate how free agency turned out for that city, the Raptors and for Canada. Leonard was arguably the most coveted prize in this year’s free agency, and met with several teams including the Raptors, Lakers and Clippers in his hometown of Los Angeles. Leonard going to the Clippers means that for the first time, a reigning NBA Finals MVP will be changing teams before the next season. Leonard was also pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers and, of course, the Raptors. ESPN, which first reported the trade, also said the Thunder were getting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari from the Clippers. The most the Clippers can offer Leonard is $142 million over four years, which is the deal he is expected to sign. Players can sign with new teams as early as noon Eastern on Saturday. Sources: Leonard and George met in LA earlier in week. Clippers had long been frontrunners for Leonard, but it is unlikely he would’ve made final leap to sign without PG trade. Clippers imagined Leonard as part of a Lakers Big 3 — and knew they had no choice. They did OKC deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019 BREAKING:— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 6, 2019 All the information that leaked from Magic’s conversations with Kawhi team didn’t help the Lakers case.— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 6, 2019 The Raptors certainly made Leonard’s decision a tough one. After Leonard missed all but nine games last season with San Antonio with a serious quadriceps injury, he said health was his biggest concern heading into this past campaign.Toronto responded by treating the superstar, who turned 28 on Saturday, with kid gloves. They made “load management” part of their lexicon, holding him out of back-to-back games for health maintenance.Load management paid off in the playoffs. Leonard had one of the best performances in NBA post-season history in leading the Raptors to their first Larry O’Brien Trophy. He was excellent on both sides of the ball as they dispatched Orlando, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and finally the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. He was rewarded with his second career Finals MVP award.There were iconic moments along the way, including his series-winning final shot in Game 7 against the 76ers that bounced on the rim four times before falling, sending the Scotiabank Arena crowd into a frenzy.Leonard’s status as a sports icon in Toronto and across Canada perhaps closed the gap between the Raptors and other suitors.But ultimately, what Toronto had to offer wasn’t enough.Leonard averaged 26.6 points on 49.6 per cent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals over 60 regular-season games with the Raptors in 2018-19. He took his game to an elite level in the playoffs, averaging 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals over 24 games.It’s a massive blow to Toronto’s chances of back-to-back titles, and obviously puts a damper on the Lakers’ off-season quest as well – even though they will finalize a trade Saturday to bring in Anthony Davis from New Orleans and landed the sort of shooter than LeBron James craves by adding Green. Thank you, Raptors fans. This is a run we’ll never forget. We can’t thank you enough for the love and support we experienced over the last year. You are some of the greatest fans basketball has to offer. Thank you #WeTheNorth Stay tuned for another episode with more details.— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 6, 2019 Our #KawhiWatch has ended. #ThankYouKawhi for the NBA championship that you helped to bring to Toronto with your @Raptors teammates. #ThanksKawhi #WeTheNorth— John Tory (@JohnTory) July 6, 2019 The Lakers didn’t wait long before starting to move on from their quest for Leonard. Danny Green announced that he is signing a two-year deal with the Lakers, meaning he, too, is leaving Toronto.“Kawhi has made his decision. Seems like the announcement is out,” Green said in a video he posted to his social media accounts. “It’s time for me to make my announcement … I will be teaming up with new teammates in LA, the Los Angeles Lakers.”last_img read more

6 get lifer for Rs 25 cr bank fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: In a rare judgement, a trial court in Mumbai has sentenced six people to life imprisonment, including an Assistant General Manager of Bank of India, for defrauding the public lender off Rs 2.5 crore, officials here said.One other accused in the case was sentenced to three years in prison, with fines for all seven ranging from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 3,000. The CBI had alleged that Manoharlal Ahuja and his son Amit, both partners in Swift Service Linings had borrowed Rs 2.5 crore from the bank in a conspiracy with Bhagwanji Dayaram Joshi, then AGM of Bank of India. All three have been ordered to serve life sentences for their crimes. Manoharlal and Amit along with other members of their company forged documents and falsified information pertaining to approximately Rs 2.4 crore worth of collateral properties. Officials said that the accused fraudulently got the loans sanctioned for their company with help from officials of the Bank of India branch in Mandvi, Mumbai. Eventually, the bank declared Swift Service Lining’s account with them as NPA in February 2004, following which the probe agency took over the case. The CBI filed its chargesheet in the case, naming eight accused persons in 2005 with one of them namely G K Sharma having passed away during the trial.last_img read more

TimorLeste indicts militia members Indonesian officers for 1999 crimes UN mission

The indictments were filed with the Special Panel for Serious Crimes of the Dili District Court, UNMISET said. One of the indictments involves crimes allegedly committed by five members of the Mahadomi militia in Manatuto District during 1999. One of the five is the former district chief and the founder and commander of the militia group while the other four men were section commanders.The indictment contains 13 charges of crimes against humanity. Five of the counts concern the murder of six men in May and September 1999, while the other counts include charges of torture, imprisonment, persecution and deportation committed within Manatuto between May and October 1999. The five accused are all believed to be currently residing in Indonesia.The second indictment concerns two Indonesian officers who were members of the Indonesian Battalion 745 that was stationed in Lautem District during 1999. One of the accused was the commanding officer of the battalion and the other a platoon commander.The indictment charges 17 counts of crimes against humanity, including 14 counts of murder in which members of Battalion 745 are alleged to have killed 21 civilians during September 1999. Many of the civilians were killed during the Battalion’s withdrawal from East Timor, as they travelled overland from Lautem to Dili. Included within the charges is the murder of Sander Thoenes, a Dutch journalist who was allegedly killed by members of Battalion 745 in Dili on 21 September 1999.Both of the accused are believed to be residing in Indonesia at the present time, UNMISET said.Arrest warrants for the all of the accused have been requested from the Dili District Court. Once received by the General Prosecutor, these will be forwarded to the Attorney General of Indonesia. The arrest warrants will also be forwarded to INTERPOL, which Timor-Leste joined late last month. read more

Transat AT cuts Q1 loss in half at 151M revenue down slightly

Transat A.T. cuts Q1 loss in half at $15.1M; revenue down slightly at $805.7M AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Transat A.T. Inc. has reported a big improvement in first-quarter results but the vacation tour operator remains mired in red ink as its revenue declined on reduced capacity.The Montreal-based operator of Air Transat said its net loss for the three months ended Jan. 31 was $15.1 million or 39 cents per share on a diluted basis.That almost halved its net loss of $29.5 million or 77 cents per share in the same fiscal 2012 period.Revenue slid to $805.7 million from $829.3 million, down $23.6 million or 2.8 per cent.Meanwhile, the company (TSX:TRZ.B) reported an adjusted after-tax loss of $21.6 million or 56 cents per share in the quarter, compared with $29.9 million or 79 cents in 2012.Analysts had expected an adjusted loss of 48 cents per share, excluding a positive impact from fuel hedging activities“Changes brought to our organization over the last 18 months, as well as our decision to slightly reduce capacity, have contributed to the improvement of our results,” president and CEO Jean-Marc Eustache said in a release.The company has been working hard to improve efficiencies, among other things striking deals with its employees to reduce costs.For example, Air Transat’s more than 1,700 flight attendants recently agreed to some $9-million in non-wage concessions to help it meet increasing competition in the holiday travel industry.A key element will see the number of attendants on A330 airliners reduced to 10 from 11. The concessions by the flight attendants, pilots and others are part of moved by Transat to trim $20 million in annual operating costs.The company said it needs to realize the savings in order to develop a fleet of narrow-body Boeing 737s, which the union says should allow the company to retain more jobs in the long run. The 737s would replace airliners flown under subcontract by Nova Scotia-based Canjet since 2009. The Canjet contract ends in April 2014.Ben Vendittelli of Laurentian Bank Securities said Transat’s improved performance is offset by the company’s mixed outlook.“Transat’s improvement was below expectations (and the) outlook remains muddled,” he wrote in a report. “Transat’s improved year-over-year performance, though slightly below our expectations, was driven by good capacity management and higher pricing.”Transat has cut its capacity to sun destinations in the seasonally strong second quarter by 10 per cent, while load factors are lower and pricing is higher.Transat A.T. is an integrated international tour operator that offers package holidays to more than 60 destinations in some 50 countries, but operates mainly in Canada and Europe as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean Basin.The company said revenues of North American business units, which are generated by sales in Canada and abroad, decreased by $10.1 million or 1.4 per cent in the quarter compared with the same period in 2012.Capacity to sun destinations was down 12 per cent compared with 2012 while that on the transatlantic market was down 18 per cent the company said.North American business units recorded an operating loss before amortization and depreciation of $8.3 million, compared with $19.1 million in 2012. The improvement in margin was mainly attributable to higher selling prices during the quarter.Revenues of European business units, which are generated by sales made in Europe and in Canada, decreased by $13.5 million or 10.5 per cent, mainly due to a decision to reduce capacity. European operations generated an operating loss before amortization and depreciation of $12.7 million, similar to the previous year. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2013 7:54 am MDT read more

Canadians are realestate obsessed survey suggests

It is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make — our homes — and it turns out it is something we really like to talk about.According to a new survey, real estate talk is becoming a new national past time.The survey from online real estate search engine Zoocasa finds 84 per cent of Canadians think about real estate on a regular basis.“We talk about ‘did you see what sold the down street? or did you see someone renovating,’” says Zoocasa president Carolyn Beatty.“I think it very much is a way that people talk about their neighbourhoods and talk about their neighbours.”About 85 per cent of Canadians have window shopped for homes online in the past year. Only 28 per cent have set foot in an open house.The poll found that 94 per cent of Canadians say it is important for them to see information about a home or condo they are interested in online before they consider seeing it in person.Beatty says the Internet makes it easier for people to sneak a peek at what’s for sale in the neighbourhood.“It’s like being able to go in two or three minutes to three or four open houses in your neighbourhood and really get a sense of who’s renovated, who hasn’t renovated.”She says obsession may be because homes have become an extension of people’s identity and represent who they are.“People feel a very close association with their neighbourhood.”The survey also found 47 per cent of Greater Toronto Area residents describe either themselves or someone they know as real estate obsessed, compared to 34 per cent across Canada. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadians are real-estate obsessed, survey suggests real estate|toronto|zoocasa by News Staff Posted Jun 20, 2013 7:21 pm MDT read more

Carlos Hyde separates himself at running back defense matures for Ohio State

The Ohio State football team capped off its spring practice session with its annual Spring Game Saturday in Cincinnati, but the coaches and players believe there is still substantial work to be done. OSU’s assistant coaches met with the media Wednesday to discuss the improvements that need to be made, which players have stuck out during the spring and how they hope the leadership of last year’s seniors will be replaced. Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith: separating themselves from the rest Senior running back Carlos Hyde ran for 970 yards in his first season as a full-time starter in Meyer’s spread offense. His 16 rushing touchdowns led the team, and according to running backs coach Stan Drayton, Hyde and junior Rod Smith are going to be the main contributors for the position this fall. “I do believe that Carlos and Rod have separated themselves from both (sophomore Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt freshman Warren Ball),” Drayton said. “I feel like we have depth that can bring productivity to our offense which is something that is an unbelievable luxury to have. Carlos is clearly the starter, and I think Rod has separated himself from those guys right now.” Drayton went on to say Hyde has grown into a “phenomenal leader.” “It was critical that he establish himself with a young group of guys,” Drayton said. “He was like a coach out there. It was really good to see.” For the front seven, leadership is the key With former starters John Simon and Johnathan Hankins gone, linebacker coach and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said the biggest thing that the defense has lost is leadership. “I think you’re always concerned about the leadership and the mentality and the way those guys are handling everything,” Fickell said. “You worry about how they gel together, how the leadership guys step up, how they make the other guys around them better.” Fickell said he was happy to see a number of guys “really maturing” this spring though, including junior middle linebacker Curtis Grant, who Fickell sees in the starting lineup with junior Ryan Shazier and sophomore Joshua Perry. Defensive line coach Mike Vrabel said the line made “good progress” during the 14 spring practices. The coaching staff and the players, though, are “not putting a lot of stock” in the 11 sacks the defense had during the Spring Game. Vrabel said the defensive line was more productive during scrimmages earlier in the spring than during the game because “you saw more consistent plays in the run game, runs that we’re going to see. Some of those guys in that first group didn’t see a whole bunch of runs (during the Spring Game).” Vrabel said that juniors Joel Hale and Michael Bennett in particular have made significant progress. “I think Joel Hale improved. I think we saw some things from him that we hadn’t seen from him last year,” Vrabel said. “Michael Bennett had a good spring. He was consistent, he was there every day. He was a leader for us and gave us a physical presence inside.” read more

Jaguars Justin Blackmon Issues Apologies After Second DUI Arrest

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon said Wednesday he doesn’t think he has a drinking problem.Blackmon spoke with reporters during an 18-minute news conference following a Sunday morning DUI arrest, which was his second in 20 months.“First off, I want to openly apologize to Gene (Smith, general manager) and Mr. (Shad) Khan and his family, coach (Mike) Mularkey, the whole organization, teammates, everyone that I, with my poor judgment over the weekend, that I brought bad press to,” he said.“I just want to apologize for that and just let people know that it’s not who I am, that’s not who I’m going to be.”Blackmon said the incident resulted from putting himself in a bad situation. Smith pointed out a common issue for athletes: who you hang out with may not actually be looking out for your best interest.“There are a lot of people that sometimes you associate with that don’t have the same goals you have,” Smith said. “You’ve got to say to yourself, ‘I’ve got to do things in a different way. I can’t keep doing this. This is going to take me down the wrong path and I’ve got to change.’ I think that’s what he’s got to do. I’ve expressed that him.”Blackmon said he plans to stop drinking.“People are going to think what they are going to think. Words are words. It’s my actions that are going to have to show,” Blackmon said.Source: read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit to Morocco despite Duchess being

Her father Thomas Markle is expected to give an interview to a Sunday newspaper after five of the Duchess’s friends gave interviews to People magazine in the US claiming her texts and calls to him had gone unanswered. On Friday, Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jnr gave an interview to Germany’s Bund magazine claiming their father “just wants to hear from his daughter and have her back in her life”.It comes after their half-sister Samantha Markle launched Twitter tirade against “wealthy narcissist” Meghan describing the People article as “total bulls—-” and “fake news”.Royal watchers have questioned the wisdom of responding to negative headlines, fearing it could only fuel the flames of bad publicity – and open the door to more media appearances by the Markles. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make a surprise three-day trip to Morocco later this month – despite Meghan being seven months pregnant.The royal couple will travel to the North African country on February 23 at the request of the British Government “to highlight the vital role girls’ education and youth empowerment is playing” following the 2010 Arab Spring. The trip is believed to have been hastily arranged after a regional visit was cancelled at the last minute. A royal aide said the couple were following official NHS guidance which advises that women can fly until they are 37 weeks pregnant, adding: “The Duchess feels well and able to fly. Most airlines permit women to fly up until approximately the last month of their pregnancy.”We announced the baby is due in the spring and this visit is in February.”They will fly on a commercial airline but Kensington Palace declined to comment on whether a doctor will accompany them.The Duke and Duchess are expected meet Morocco’s ruler King Mohammed VI, the country’s prime minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani, and visit major tourist attractions. On Sunday, The Duke will watch England play France in the Six Nations rugby championship at Twickenham as yet more revelations are expected from Meghan’s family. read more

Singh Brassington charged for sale of Sanata Textiles Complex

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSale of Sanata Complex: Case against Singh, Brassington adjournedJune 29, 2018In “Court”Stay granted in misconduct charge against Singh, BrassingtonJuly 17, 2018In “Court”Lawyers make submissions for SOCU misconduct charges to be thrown outSeptember 29, 2018In “Court” …despite property being sold more than 3 times higher than Govt valuationMore charges have been filed against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) head Winston Brassington; this time over the sale of the Sanata Textiles Complex.File photo: (L) Former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NICIL Winston Brassington leaving the court with some of their lawyers in April of 2018.Singh and Brassington are already before the courts on similar charges, but the latest charge was filed without  the knowledge of the two parties.As a consequence, they were not in court to answer the charge when it was read to acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Issacs-Marcus.The charge alleges that Singh and Brassington, while performing the duties of Finance Minister and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NICIL respectively, between October 26 and December 20, 2010, acted recklessly when they agreed to the sale of the Sanata Textiles Complex to Queens Atlantic Investment Inc (QAII).According to the charge, the 18.976-acre property was sold for $697.8 million but it was valued at $1.04 billion.However, according to privation documents published by NICIL, the property was valued at $245 million by the Government’s Chief Valuation Officer, Compton Autar, but QAII paid $809.5 million for the property, which is almost four times the Government valuation.In court on Friday, Attorney Stanley Moore, representing the interests of the two, informed the court that he had no prior information of the specific charges. It was then that Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) prosecutor also acknowledged that Singh and Brassington were not informed of the new charge.Attorney Moore then assured the court that the two men will be back in Guyana on June 29, when the matter is to be called before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.SOCU had previously brought charges against the two former Government officials in April. The two men were arraigned on charges of allegedly selling several plots of land on the East Coast of Demerara to National Hardware Guyana Ltd for over $598 million.Additionally, the charges included selling land to Scady Business Corporation at a cost of $150 million, and to Multi-cinemas Guyana Inc at a cost of $185 million.Many political and social commentators, even those in the legal fraternity, have argued that the charges against the two former Government officials may be unconstitutional on the basis that they are not “public officers” in accordance with the Constitution.Following these events, former Finance Minister Sasenarine Kowlessar, who served from 1999 to 2006, was taken in for questioning at SOCU’s Kingston, Georgetown head office, and was interrogated for close to five hours before being released on $200,000 station bail.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has said the decision to charge the duo for the sale of the lands, is nothing more than a “frivolous” attempt to keep a campaign promise made by the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to jail members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).“It is all frivolous… This Government campaigned on a promise that they will jail all of us when they get into power because we’re massively corrupt… We were told that we had assets that we were not declaring to the integrity Commission. We’re told that the People’s Progressive Party and its leaders had stolen so much money they couldn’t stash it in Guyana, they had to stash it abroad. These were the campaign. This was in the mouth of every person who spoke on the APNU platform. Jail, Jail these people,” Jagdeo told the media last month.Former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh had expressed confidence that the charges brought against him will be disposed of in the near future because he feels they are frivolous and have no bearing.Singh said he discharged his functions as a Minister of Government and public servant diligently and in accordance with the law at all times.“I have no fear whatsoever about the discharge of my duties being subjected to the ultimate degree of scrutiny… I have absolutely no reservation about that and I have absolutely no fear,” he added.Meanwhile, Guyana Times, along with its sister companies Television Guyana (TVG-CH 28) and Radio Guyana Inc (RGI), is housed at the Sanata Complex, Ruimveldt Industrial Site, Georgetown which is owned by QAII.Only recently, the Guyana Times received a number of threats from persons who claimed to be agents of the Government to stop publishing news items which are critical of the Administration.These persons have threatened that should the newspaper continue to pursue articles which are critical of the Government, its owners, management and affiliate companies will face dire consequences.In the past, this media house had been threatened by Government officials. In particular, one Government official called for the torching of Sanata Complex. read more

Nikola Marinovic to Wetzlar

The goalkeeper of the Austrian national team, but born in Belgrade, Nikola Marinovic (34) will in the next two years wear the shirt of the standard Bundesliga member, HSG Wetzlar. The guy who began his career in Stari Grad, continued to Red Star, and nine years ago went to Austrian West Win league. Eight years of successful appearances for the clubs from Wien and Bregenz, as well as becoming number “1” goalkeeper of the national team, were a recommendation for the Bundesliga and the Austrian colony, Balingen, where Nikola proved himself as one of the best. ← Previous Story Albert Rocas: “With 10% of Cesc’s transfer, solve all handball problems” Next Story → Team Bosnia & Herzegovina: The return of Tahirovic, “enough” with Doborac, Toromanovic and Terzic

Lottery team head to Cork to find owner of €1 million winning

first_img Share14 Tweet Email2 Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 12:01 PM 12,662 Views Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland 10 Comments Lottery team head to Cork to find owner of €1 million winning ticket as deadline looms The winner has until next Friday to claim their prize. Mar 23rd 2017, 12:01 PM Short URL By Cliodhna Russell THE NATIONAL LOTTERY team are traveling to Cork today to help to find the owner of a €1 million ticket sold in December.The winner of the €1 million National Lottery Christmas millionaire raffle has just over one week left to claim their prize. The deadline is Friday 31 March.The lucky ticket was bought at the Topaz Service Station on Lower Tivoli Road in Cork on 21 December 2016.The Christmas Millionaire winning ticket was number 179740.A spokesperson for the National Lottery told that it is doing all it can to raise awareness of the missing ticket.It could have been someone who travelled home to Cork over Christmas or maybe just a mislaid ticket.They added that raising awareness has worked in the past. A Euromillions prize was claimed in Cork with just hours to go before the deadline hit last summer.Read: Ticket holder claims €381,863 Euromillions prize just in time> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Apple cité dans lenquête antitrust contre Google

first_imgApple cité dans l’enquête antitrust contre GoogleDans le cadre de son enquête sur les pratiques commerciales de Google, la Federal Trade Commission (FTC) aurait demandé des informations à Apple. L’autorité américaine de la concurrence s’interrogerait notamment sur l’intégration du moteur de recherche sur les iPhone et iPad. La FTC implique Apple dans son enquête antitrust sur Google, ouverte l’année dernière. Si l’on en croit le site Bloomberg, l’agence fédérale s’interroge sur les relations qu’entretiennent le géant de Mountain View et la firme de Cupertino, et aurait demandé a cette dernière de lui fournir certaines informations.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La FTC souhaite consulter les documents relatifs à l’accord passé entre les deux sociétés pour l’intégration par défaut du moteur de recherche de Google dans le navigateur Safari des terminaux équipés d’iOS. Elle cherche à savoir si la firme augmente ses revenus sur le marché de la publicité mobile grâce à cet accord. Des informations auraient également été demandées à d’autres fabricants et opérateurs liés au numéro un de la recherche sur Internet.L’agence fédérale américaine de la concurrence, dont l’enquête a été confirmée par le géant de Mountain View en juin dernier, soupçonne plus globalement Google d’abus de position de dominante, pour avoir privilégié ses services dans les résultats de son moteur de recherche. Une enquête similaire a également été lancée, en novembre dernier, par les autorités européennes.Le 14 mars 2012 à 13:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le bisphénol A pourrait abimer lémail des dents des enfants

first_imgLe bisphénol A pourrait abimer l’émail des dents des enfantsSelon une étude française, le bisphénol A, largement utilisé dans la fabrication des emballages alimentaires, pourrait causer des dommages à l’émail des dents des enfants et ce, même à petites doses. La découverte ajoute une nouvelle ligne à la liste des accusations déjà proférées contre le bisphénol A. Largement répandue, cette molécule est utilisée pour fabriquer des plastiques et de la résine. On la trouve ainsi dans de nombreux emballages alimentaires et aussi dans les boites de conserve. Mais les conséquences de son exposition sur l’organisme inquiètent aujourd’hui de plus en plus. Alors que l’Anses a récemment confirmé le risque au niveau endocrinien, une étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Inserm met en évidence un autre trouble. L’exposition bisphénol A ou BPA aurait également des conséquences sur l’émail des dents des enfants. Plus sérieux encore, il pourrait être à l’origine d’une maladie dentaire récemment identifiée, l’hypominéralisation des molaires et des incisives (MIH). Actuellement, ce trouble affecte 18% des enfants âgés de 6 à 8 ans. Il est caractérisé “par des taches blanchâtres ou jaunes sur les premières molaires ou les incisives permanentes”, explique Sylvie Babajko qui a dirigé ces travaux.Bien que bénigne, cette hypominéralisation peut rendre les dents plus fragiles et favoriser en particulier le développement de carie. De plus, il peut être assez disgracieux lorsqu’il touche les incisives. Or jusqu’ici, les spécialistes ignoraient l’origine de la maladie. Pour tester le rôle possible du BPA, les chercheurs de l’Inserm ont donc exposé les incisives de rats avec de petites doses quotidiennes de BPA (5 microgrammes par kg par jour), soit un niveau d’exposition dix fois inférieur à la limite théoriquement acceptable, évaluée par l’Autorité européenne de sécurité des aliments (EFSA). Des dents plus fragiles et moins minéralisées Trente jours après, les chercheurs ont constaté que ce traitement avait abimé les dents des rongeurs. Selon l’étude publiée dans la revue American Journal of Pathology, ils ont notamment observé l’apparition de tache blanches sur les incisives. En comparant ces caractéristiques à celles observées en cas de MIH, les chercheurs ont identifié plusieurs similarités telles qu’une fragilité et un caractère cassant au niveau de l’émail. Une analyse microscopique de ce dernier a montré une réduction importante dans les rapports Calcium/Phosphate et Calcium/Carbone. Comme l’expliquent les auteurs, ceci conduit à une baisse minérale qui rend la dent plus fragile et plus susceptible de développer des cavités. L’analyse des protéines présentes dans la matrice de la dent des rats a également mis en évidence une hausse de la quantité d’énaméline, une protéine clé dans la formation de l’émail, et une accumulation d’albumine, conduisant à une hypominéralisation. En poursuivant les travaux, les chercheurs ont découvert que le BPA avait une influence sur l’expression de deux des gènes impliqués dans la formation de l’émail (énaméline et kallicréine 4).  Observer les dents pour détecter l’exposition aux perturbateurs À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces résultats suggèrent donc que l’exposition à de petites doses de BPA dans la période périnatale (après la naissance) pourrait être responsable des troubles observés sur les dents. “Dans la mesure où le BPA a le même mécanisme d’action chez les rats que chez les humains, il pourrait aussi être une cause du MIH”, souligne Sylvie Babajko, citée dans un communiqué. Une conclusion qui confirme une nouvelle fois la nécessité de réduire l’exposition à cette molécule, déjà interdite dans les biberons à partir de 2011.Suite à la décision récemment prise par le gouvernement, le BPA sera interdit dans tous les contenants alimentaires à partir de 2015. Mais cette molécule pourrait bien ne pas être la seule à présenter un tel risque pour l’organisme. Au vu de la nouvelle découverte, “les dents pourraient être, par conséquent, utilisées comme des marqueurs précoces de l’exposition aux perturbateurs endocriniens agissant de la même manière que le BPA et pourraient aider dans la détection précoce de pathologies plus graves qui apparaitraient autrement plusieurs années après”, a ajouté Sylvie Babajko. Le 11 juin 2013 à 12:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Weah New PSG coach can make me a better player

first_imgTimothy Weah believes that coach Thomas Tuchel can push him to new heights this season at Paris Saint-GermainThe 18-year-old son of the legendary George Weah has been at the Parc Des Princes for the past year.Although with a star roster containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, opportunities have been hard to come by for Weah.The United States international had the option to go out on loan this season, but opted to remain at PSG under new coach Tuchel.Weah hopes that the German will have a similar impact on him to what he had on fellow teenage American forward Christian Pulisic.After Tuchel handed Pulisic his Borussia Dortmund debut in 2016, the 19-year-old has since become regarded as one of the best prospects in world football.“Watching Dortmund, seeing Christian play so many games at his age, really made me believe in his coaching tactics and techniques,” Weah said on Sportskeeda.“He’s really pushing us young guys to make our mark and get out there and do our thing, and that’s what makes him happy the most.“And I love him as a coach and I love him as a person. He’s just really pushed me to be a better player, and I can’t wait to see where the season takes us.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Constantly working to get better and remain consistent ??⏳— TIM WEAH (@TimWeah) August 15, 2018Still just 18, Weah intends to focus on his development as a footballer for the time being.“I don’t really want to rush anything. I’m only 18 — I’m still 18 and I have a long way to go, and right now is just me being an apprentice,” he said.“Maybe next year, who knows, I’ll take my talents on loan somewhere else and see what that really does for me, but right now I’m content with what I have and I’m content at PSG.”And George Weah endorses this mindset.“He tells me, ‘Just wait your turn,’” Tim Weah said.“You’re playing with stars. It’s not going to happen immediately.”last_img read more

Treasury staff certified in International Public Sector Accounting Standards

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 14, 2017 – Providenciales – During the month of July 2017, six (6) officers in the Office of the Accountant General (Treasury) obtained certification in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).   The officers are Deputy Accountant General, Sally-Jean Astwood and Finance Managers: Pamela Clarke, Jonelle Glinton, Kimberly Simmons-Lewis, Letitia Williams and Shandera Hall.These Standards are designed to assist governments and other public sector entities in improving public sector financial reporting and includes both cash and accrual-based accounting.   The principles are intended to strengthen public financial management and knowledge globally through the enhancement of the quality and transparency of public sector financial reporting.   Strong and transparent financial reporting has the potential to improve public sector decision making and make governments more accountable to their constituents.   The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is moving from the cash basis of accounting to the accrual basis and this certification is an important step in this regard.Mrs. Harvey-Basden, PS/Ministry of Finance stated that “The Ministry would like to congratulate all the Accountant General’s Office staff that obtained this certification. Through their hard work and dedication this success was achieved.   It should be noted that this step is the first of many to ensure continued staff capacity building, as TCIG migrates to accrual accounting within the next few years.”We again congratulate the Officers on this achievement.Press Release: TCIG Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Man recovering after shark bite near Key Biscayne beach

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a shark off Key Biscayne.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the incident occurred near Cape Florida Beach just before 10 a.m., Saturday.Officials said the 50-year-old victim was in the water when a shark bit him on the wrist.Paramedics transported him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Officials said his injury is minor.Witness Eduardo Brats said the incident serves as a reminder of the dangers lurking in the water.“The water is where they belong, and we are a foreign object on the water, so [swimmers] have to be careful at this time of the year,” he said. “That’s when the sharks come down south.”FWC officials continue to investigate. last_img read more

Hanley Wood Launches DataDriven Audience Network

first_img With its new data-driven Audience Network service, Hanley Wood says it will be able to use “programmatic enabled media technology” to automate the placement of advertising on its own construction industry media sites and beyond. The company says it will be able to target prospects within the Hanley Wood audience, follow them with messaging as they move to other sites and even locate and engage with prospects who haven’t visited a Hanley Wood site. Hanley Wood, the Washington, D.C.-based provider of media services to the construction industry, says it now has the tools to give customers a way to more reliably identify, pursue and engage with prospects virtually wherever their web forays take them. The effort to build a more robust database was accomplished with both in-house resources and contracted services, and came with a price tag “well into the seven figures,” Colford says. It’s all made possible by Hanley Wood’s concerted effort to draw a more finely detailed picture of its audience—who its members are, how they navigate the Hanley Wood sites and how they engage with the content. Hanley Wood Media president Dave Colford says a company-wide CMS upgrade; the creation of a single Hanley Wood database and an expansion of the company’s data warehousing capabilities laid the foundation for being able to launch the Audience Network service. With the Audience Network service up and running, the company will look to engage with customers as their specific needs dictate, he explained. The proposition entails the ability of a single company to offer deeper campaigns that reach across the web; better measurement of targeted construction audience campaigns; and “real-time audience performance optimization.”center_img “Harnessing the power of a cutting-edge CMS and unified audience database created far more opportunities for data capture, and we built the warehouse to meet the needs of today with planned expansion as our needs increase,” Colford explained in an e-mail. And, he added, “The combination of the three efforts allows us to provide customers with unparalleled user and audience targeting, both within and outside our network. Previously, customers had to work independently with Hanley Wood for construction industry campaigns that ran on our sites and then with third-party ad networks or directly with other site owners to target individuals who ‘hopefully’ fit a construction industry target. We have married the exacting standards we have always used for targeting ad programs on our sites with our new out of network targeting capabilities.” Armed with better data that offers a more revealing look at audience behavior, Hanley Wood, Colford says, is ready to begin helping customers reach prospects more on their own terms. “We’re giving them an opportunity to get in touch with prospects wherever they may land,” he says.last_img read more

Netflix Stranger Things mobile game will reveal the Upside Down around you

first_imgFinland-based game studio Next Games is developing the new Stranger Things mobile game.  Netflix Streaming service Netflix is working on a new Stranger Things mobile game for Android and iOS, expected to launch in 2020. The location-based game, which is a hybrid of role-playing and puzzles, is supposed to let players explore the Upside Down parallel universe hidden around our own daily lives.  “No matter where you are at in the world, you can fight and battle against the Upside Down, even in your own backyard,” Chris Lee, director of interactive games at Netflix, said Wednesday at a panel at the E3 gaming conference. The location-based mechanics also involve a Google Maps integration. The game is a partnership with Next Games, a Finland-based company best known for making the Walking Dead games. The developer said it will reimagine the Stranger Things universe in the style of a 1980s Saturday morning cartoon.  “Our core focus will be to deliver on Stranger Things’ rich and intense themes like friendship and supernatural adventure, and translate these into snack-sized entertainment on your mobile device,” Teemu Huuhtanen, the CEO of Next Games, said in a statement.  Also at E3 on Wednesday, Netflix confirmed that Stranger Things will be coming to Fortnite in some capacity in the coming weeks.  Netflix and video games have cross-pollinated before. On its own service, Netflix introduced an interactive video format in 2017 that gives viewers “choose your own adventure” A-or-B story options, such as its programs Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and survival reality show You vs. Wild.  And the company has partnered with dedicated gaming companies too: Telltale Games brought an interactive Minecraft:  Story Mode series to to Netflix in November, and indie game developer BonusXP released one Stranger Things game in 2017, with another planned for this year, hooked on the third season of Netflix’s retro sci-fi hit premiering July 4.  At E3, a Netflix-related panel revealed two characters you can play as in the Stranger Things 3 game: Eleven and Max. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on the show, wasn’t pleased that her character was unavailable to play in the first Stranger Things game until you unlock her character at the end, according to Dave Pottinger, CEO of BonusXP, the game’s developer.  The adventure game leans hard into a retro style. Players can choose to play as one of 12 characters from the show, and you can team up with a friend to explore the town of Hawkins, solve puzzles or battle the Mind Flayer, the mysterious paranormal villain of the show’s second season. It’ll be available globally on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Android and iOS.  The E3 conference earlier unveiled a Nintendo Switch game based on Dark Crystal, a franchise Netflix is releasing as a prequel series this summer.  See All How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 See It • See it $299 Nintendo Switch See It $299 0 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw reading • Netflix Stranger Things mobile game will reveal the Upside Down around you Best Buy Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action $299 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know E3 2019center_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. E3 2019 See It Netflix Nintendo Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Walmart Share your voice Video Games Digital Media TV and Movies Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) $289 Post a comment Tags News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Amazonlast_img read more

Digital Freak Hardeepak Singh With His Expertise Helping Pollywood Actors To Build

first_imgHardeepak manages celebrity presence on the Internet including their YouTube channels and other music platform related profiles. Hardeepak is only 18 years old and had started his start-up in Feb 2019. Ghaint Geet currently has over 1.5 million Spotify streams currently, which is a record high for being a new start-up providing digital distribution services.Since a very young age, Hardeepak Singh has always had a passion for computing. His interest in this field is what drives him to do exceptional things in the field. He was born in India but at a young age had moved to the United Kingdom with his parents.Hardeepak has confidence that his experience in computing and understanding the needs of the Punjabi music industry is going to take him far since he knows how to do things and has shown this within 6 months with his start-up Ghaint Geet.Artists and record labels often find it difficult to find a digital distribution company, which they can trust and that will charge them an affordable price; that their music will be available on most or on all the music platforms for their fans to listen to. Therefore, Hardeepak has set out to change the industry by providing affordable solutions and that he is happy to help anyone from an artist looking to start out or work the big names like Diljit Dosanjh. Hardeepak has stated “I love helping others and will continue for the rest of my life. I have been through a lot and it is the toughest of situations, that is what has shaped me to be the person I am today. I am an ordinary Singh set out to do extraordinary things.”IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Kamal falls ill cancels press conference

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front convenor Kamal Hossain. File PhotoThe press conference of Jatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain scheduled for Thursday was postponed as he has fallen sick.”Sir (Kamal) is not physically well today. So, the scheduled press conference has been postponed,” said Oikya Front’s coordination committee member Jahangir Alam Mintu.He said Kamal is expected to hold a press conference at 3:00pm on Friday at Oikya Front’s Puratan Paltan office.Today’s press conference was scheduled to be held at the same venue at 3:30pm.Oikya Front insiders said Kamal is likely to talk about the overall election atmosphere, attacks on the alliance candidates, arrest of opposition leaders and activists, annulment of candidature of its some candidates by the court and the current role of the election commission and police in the election.last_img read more