Pune: The city police detained two persons on Tuesday for threatening Shrimant Kokate, a self-proclaimed historical researcher, and leader of the pro-Maratha, anti-Brahmin outfit Sambhaji Brigade.Santosh Shinde, a member of the outfit, told The Hindu that they suspect the accused of being Hindutva activists. “A WhatsApp group of around 80-90 persons had been regularly threatening Mr. Kokate since the past week, exhorting him to stop lecturing on King Shivaji and other aspects of Maharashtra’s history,” he said.He added that a case has been lodged in the Shivajinagar police station and two persons have been taken in police custody.According to sources in the police station, a case was lodged under Sections 501 (attempted defamation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Sections 67 and 67(a) of the IT Act, among others.Mr. Kokate is known for his provocative lectures and writings on the life of Maratha warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji, besides other aspects of the State’s history, like the Battle of Panipat. He is also critical of Brahmanical narratives and his speeches have aroused the ire of Hindutva groups like the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS).In 2010, the Kolhapur district police police reportedly issued a restraining notice to Mr. Kokate under clause 149 of the IPC, following a complaint by the HJS.
Meat traders in western Uttar Pradesh announced a strike on Thursday, hours after the State government sealed over 36 slaughterhouses and hundreds of retail meat shops across the State in its continued crackdown.Police said 43 persons had been arrested from various districts for alleged cattle smuggling, adding that 27 FIRs had been registered against 60 persons for the same. On the action against illegal slaughterhouses, Additional Superintendent of Police, DGP headquarters, Rahul Srivastav said eight FIRs had been lodged in Meerut, Varanasi and Bareilly, and two illegal slaughterhouses each clos-ed in Varanasi and Bareilly.Prices goes upThe strike move has led to panic buying, with mutton vanishing from shop shelves and the price of chicken rising sharply. Former Mayor of Meerut and meat exporter Shahid Akhlaq told The Hindu that the State administration was acting “under tremendous pressure from the BJP government to shut down all the slaughter houses — even those functioning with proper papers and records.”The BSP leader said that as a mark of protest on the illegal and illogical way of treating meat traders, the Association of Meat Traders had held a panchayat and decided to go on a complete strike till the administration repealed the “draconian approach of treating legal and illegal meat establishments with the same brush.”Highlighting that meat would not be available in the market as the State government has virtually declared every slaughter house to be “illegal”, Mr. Akhlaq said, “We will meet the District Magistrate (DM) and the Commissioner and ask them to provide livelihood to thousands of people. Then what kind of rule of law is this which looks more like an emergency?”Also Read He said that the “prejudiced way in which BJP government was shutting down all meat establishments, it would not only affect a bulk of India’s meat export but it will also render several lakh people, who are associated with the meat trade directly or indirectly, unemployed. What kind of vikas (development) is this as this is going to cost the leather industry, which is one of the biggest exporting industries in India, very badly”.UP is the largest meat exporting State in India, accounting for annual export turnover of ₹11,351 crore. India’s total meat exports stand at ₹ 26,682 crore.Meanwhile the BJP Mayor of Meerut Harikant Ahluwalia doesn’t want meat to be sold in open market even legally. He and other BJP leaders on Thursday approached the DM against selling of meat in the open market, especially in places which also have temples in its vicinity.This comes a day after three meat shops were vandalised and burnt in Hathras.(With inputs from PTI) No takers for Tunday’s kebabs without beef
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled a 19-foot-high statue of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, at Jirang in Gajapati district on Thursday.This 29 tonne stone statue is placed in the middle of ‘Padma Sarovar’, a large tank near Padmasambhava Mahavihara, the largest Buddhist monastery in eastern India. The Dalai Lama had inaugurated this monastery in 2010. Tibetan refugees settled in this region over six decades ago.Historians claim that Guru Padmasambhava, also known as second Buddha, was born and brought up in Odisha before he left for Tibet.A large gathering of Tibetan settlers along with their religious and administrative leaders were present at the function. The statue of Guru Padmasambhava has been sculpted by noted sculptor Padmashri Prabhakar Moharana.Addressing the gathering, Mr. Patnaik said Odisha was once a major centre of learning and practice of Buddhism. It is evident form Buddhist archaeological sites in the State. It is the land that transformed Emperor Ashoka to a benevolent king, said Mr. Patnaik. “Tibetan people of Jirang have become an integral part of Odisha’s socio-economic and cultural life,” he said.During his visit to Jirang, the Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for developmental projects worth ₹81 crore in Gajapati district.
An Indian American couple who fled to India has been indicted in what Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for Manhattan, dubbed “one of the largest and most brazen frauds ever committed against the City of New York.”Reddy Allen and Padma Allen and their company, TechnoDyne L.L.C., of Wayne, N.J., are among 11 people indicted in New York City’s $600 million CityTime project intended to modernize the timekeeping and payroll operations for more than 160,000 city employees.According to the indictment, the city paid $600 million to Science Applications International, two of whose employees in turn directed $400 million to TechnoDyne, in return for $15 million in kickbacks. Technodyne is accused of paying $75 million to two subcontractors, who paid $25 million in kickbacks to Mark Mazer, a New York City consultant responsible for quality assurance on the project, who allegedly steered the city’s contracts. Related Items
Upper Caste and Other Backward Classes legislators and leaders with an RSS background were favoured as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his Cabinet on on Wednesday, his first since March 2017 when the BJP-led alliance formed a majority government in the State.Twenty-three ministers, including six Cabinet ministers, were administered oath by Governor Anandiben Patel at the Raj Bhavan.Out of the 23, upper castes dominated with 11 Ministers, while the OBCs who form over 40% of the State;s population, had nine representatives.The remaining three were Dalits, who make up 21% of Uttar Pradesh’s electorate.While four Ministers of State (Independent charge) were promoted to the Cabinet rank, two fresh faces were also inducted. These were Kamal Rani Varun, a Dalit (Pasi) MLA from Ghatampur in Kanpur, and Ram Naresh Agnihotri, a Brahmin MLA from Bhogaon in Mainpuri.Ms. Varun, a first-time MLA, is a former councillor and pracharak of Seva Bharti, an RSS affiliate. Mr. Agnihotri was an RSS pracharak during 1980-82.Suresh Rana and Mahendra Singh (both Thakurs), and Anil Rajbhar and Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary (both OBCs) were promoted to the Cabinet.The elevation of Mr. Rajbhar is in line with the BJP’s strategy to project him as the leader of the Rajbhar community, which is politically active in eastern U.P.
Ulundurpet (TN), May 15 (PTI) A PMK candidate was booked here today after he showered currency notes on an election official to protest, what he called, the “inaction” of authorities to check alleged distribution of cash to voters by rival parties in his constituency.The action of K Balu, contesting the May 16 assembly election as the PMK nominee from Ulundurpet constituency, sparked protest by government officials and police said they have registered a case against the candidate on charges of abusing officials.Balu had lodged a complaint with the election officials regarding alleged distribution of money by AIADMK and DMK activists in the high-profile constituency to lure voters and demanded action. DMDK-PWF-TMC Chief Ministerial candidate Vijayakant is among the contestants in Ulundurpet constituency.Alleging that the officials had failed to take any action on his complaint and money was being distributed, an agitated Balu went to the office of the election officer along with his supporters. He showered the currency notes on the officer claiming they were distributed by DMK and AIADMK to the local people.He also staged a protest along with his partymen.Taking objection to his behaviour, employees of revenue department held a demonstration in front of the tehsildar office here demanding action against the PMK nominee.Police said the case had been registered against Balu and 47 others following a complaint from the election officer.Incidentally, the Election Commission yesterday deferred polling in Aravakurichi constituency to May 23, citing “unlawful” activities of candidates and political parties in “bribing” voters. PTI SSN ROH VS RTadvertisement
Chinese company Oppo has launched an all new midrange smartphone, called the A59 in China. The all-metal smartphone will be available for buying from June 18 in China at a price of 1,799 Yuan (roughly Rs 18,306) with no word on its global availability and pricing yet. The Oppo A59 will be available in the colours Gold and Rose Gold.The A59 comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with a 1280×720 pixels resolution. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card.The 4G LTE capable smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop based ColorOS 3.0 UI.The A59 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone is backed by a 3,075mAh battery. It also includes a front mounted fingerprint scanner.Also Read: Oppo F1 Plus with 16MP front cam now available for buyingOppo recently launched the selfie-centric F1 Plus in India at a price of Rs 26,990. It comes with a front mounted fingerprint scanner that Oppo claims can unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds. It has a 16-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel camera (f/2.2 aperture) on the rear with LED flash and phase detection autofocus.The 4G LTE-capable F1 Plus runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS 3.0 UI out-of-the-box and supports Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charge technology.It has a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. It is backed by a 2,850 mAh battery.advertisement
La Liga is to make history by staging its first games outside of Europe, with a 15-year partnership with entertainment group Relevent set to take games to the U.S. and Canada.A newly-formed organisation, called La Liga North America, is seeking to expand the reach of the Spanish top-flight and promote football culture beyond established borders.Competitive fixtures will form part of the agreement, offering a new audience the opportunity to catch superstar performers from Barcelona and Real Madrid – such as Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale – in action. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The operation, which will accompany North America’s efforts building towards the 2026 World Cup , will include a number of other activities such as youth academies, coaching development, marketing agreements and exhibition matches.“This extraordinary joint venture is the next giant leap in growing soccer’s popularity in North America,” Stephen Ross, chairman and owner of Relevent, said in a statement released on La Liga’s official website .“This unique relationship will create new opportunities for millions of North American soccer fans to experience the most passionate, exciting, and highest level of soccer in the world.”La Liga president Javier Tebas added: “We’re devoted to growing the passion for soccer around the world.“This ground-breaking agreement is certain to give a major impulse to the popularity of the beautiful game in the U.S. and Canada.“Relevent has filled stadiums across the U.S. with the International Champions Cup, we’re thrilled to partner with them on a joint mission to grow soccer in North America.”The venture will have a dedicated team focused on enhancing the Liga brand, with new doors being opened to the clubs and partners of the Spanish top tier.“This partnership demonstrates La Liga’s vision and foresight to be the top soccer league in the world,” said Relevent CEO Danny Sillman.“Combining La Liga’s long tradition of excellence and unparalleled international reputation with Relevent’s expertise in this market will accelerate the growth and popularity of soccer in North America and La Liga’s global brand.”La Liga International Development Director Oscar Mayo went on to add: “Joining with Relevent to create La Liga North America is a major milestone in our international expansion strategy.“This agreement ensures not only a bright future for soccer in North America, but also for La Liga and our clubs.”While La Liga are delighted to have put a new partnership in place, the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) has hit out at a project it claims to have had no input in.A statement released by the AFE on its official website read: “In reference to the agreement made between La Liga and the company Relevent, which includes that an official league match will be played in the United States, the AFE strongly objects.“As per usual, La Liga has dispensed with the opinions of the players and has undertaken actions that only benefit them, regardless of the health or risks to the players, and even less the feelings of the following masses of the clubs who are being “forced” to compete in North America once a season.“Faced with such manifest arbitrariness, David Aganzo, president of the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE), has made his complaint public and points out that ‘footballers are not currency that can be used in business to only benefit third parties’.”
ams announced the pre-release of the NanEyeM, a miniature integrated Micro Camera Module assembly with a tiny footprint at the image sensor end of just 1mm2 . With its compact design and convenient interface, the NanEyeM is easy to integrate into space-constrained industrial and consumer designs, providing new embedded vision capabilities in products such as smart toys and home appliances.The NanEyeM offers a high-resolution 100kpixel, 10-bit digital readout, and features a Single-Ended Interface Mode. Like a standard Serial Peripheral Interface, the SEIM channel is easy to implement in any host processor and provides a cost-optimized solution without the need for LVDS deserialization. The maximum frame rate over the SEIM interface is 58 frames/s at a clock rate of 75MHz.The NanEyeM features a custom multi-element lens which greatly improves the effective resolution of the sensor and reduces distortion compared to competing sensors that have a single-element lens. The MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) is >50% in the corners, distortion is <15% and color aberration is <1Px. The slave configuration in SEIM enables control of the frame rate via the host application processor, down to rates of a single frame per second or even slower. Synchronization of two or more cameras – a useful capability in applications such as eye tracking or stereo vision – can easily be performed by providing a centralized clock from the application processor.The NanEyeM also offers an Idle mode which reduces power consumption in applications, such as presence detection, that require only a small number of frames per minute. ams will offer a reference implementation of image acquisition and processing functions on a standard Arm core-based processor to reduce the customer’s development effort and accelerate time to market.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Maxim: extended digital IO family addresses Industry 4.0 challengesNext EKF: quad M12-X GbE ports for XEON processor CPU cards
Atlético Madrid Griezmann: I don’t regret staying at Atletico Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 11:33 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Atlético Madrid Antoine Griezmann Primera División The French forward is happy he remained in Madrid despite his struggles this season Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann insists he has no regrets over his decision to stay at the La Liga club.The France international was linked to Manchester United in the off-season, but ended up staying at Atletico due to the club’s transfer ban.Griezmann 16/5 first scorer v Roma Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Despite scoring just three goals in 14 games in all competitions this campaign, Griezmann said he was still happy with his choice to stay at Atletico.”I don’t regret staying. It was my choice,” the 26-year-old told Telefoot.”I’m happy with my choice, even if I’ve gone seven games without scoring. It will come back.”Griezmann is now being linked to Barcelona, who are flying high with a four-point lead atop La Liga.Atletico are also unbeaten through 12 league games, but six of those have been draws to leave them in fourth, 10 points back.Griezmann said the arrivals of Diego Costa and Vitolo in January would boost Diego Simeone’s men.Asked if he had discussed a possible January move, Griezmann said: “No.”Diego Costa and Vitolo will be coming so we will try to keep the team high enough. These two reinforcements will do us good.”I did not discuss this [an exit agreement] with the president.”
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys watches the replay board in the second quarter against the Mississippi Rebels during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)A star college football running back and a standout offensive lineman have decided to skip their team’s bowl game.Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy announced this morning that running back Justice Hill and offensive lineman Larry Williams won’t be playing in the bowl game.The Cowboys are set to play No. 24 Missouri in the Liberty Bowl.“Justice Hill and Larry Williams will not participate in the bowl game to pursue future endeavors. We wish both young men the best moving forward,” Gundy announced.Justice Hill and Larry Williams will not participate in the bowl game to pursue future endeavors. We wish both young men the best moving forward. #okstate— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) December 3, 2018Both Hill and Williams are seen as serious 2019 NFL Draft prospects.There will likely be several top college players skipping bowl season this year. Michigan star defensive lineman Rashan Gary announced yesterday that he won’t be playing in the Wolverines’ game. More announcements are coming.Oklahoma State and Missouri are set to play on Dec. 31 at 3:45 p.m. E.T.
Rohan Sen New DelhiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 17:41 IST IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh bagged man-of-the-match award in CSK’s campaign opener vs RCB (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHabhajan Singh and Chris Gayle picked up the man-of-the-match awards in their respective first gamesYuvraj Singh top-scored for MI in their campaign opener vs DCImran Tahir also impressed with the ball, picking up 3 wickets in CSK’s opening matchThe Indian Premier League is up and running with all the eight teams opening their campaigns. Four teams got the results they were looking for while the remaining four have much to ponder over and improve before playing their second matches in the tournament.One thing which has stood out so far in the first four games is the performance of four of the oldest players in the tournament this year – Harbhajan Singh (38), Yuvraj Singh (37), Chris Gayle (39) and Imran Tahir (39).Harbhajan Singh and Chris Gayle even got the man-of-the-match awards for Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab respectively, while Yuvraj was the top-scorer for Mumbai Indians in their opening game and Imran Tahir also impressed with the ball, picking up 3 wickets in CSK’s opening match.Out of these four players, only Gayle and Tahir are expected to represent their respective countries in the ICC World Cup in May. Yuvraj and Harbhajan have gone off the Indian selectors’ radar but one can never rule them out. This season of the IPL might just be the year of the veterans.HARBHAJAN & TAHIR DESTROY RCBBhajji roars loud with bowling figures of 4-0-20-3 #CSKvRCB pic.twitter.com/rUKyrXQonSIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 23, 201938-year-old Harbhajan Singh played the first qualifier for Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad but did not bowl on May 22, 2018. Between the last IPL and this one, he played three matches for Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but did not pick a single wicket.advertisementIn the 2019 IPL opener on March 23, Harbhajan Singh dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers in a four-over spell to fire CSK to a big win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk. Bhajji finished with figures of 3 for 20 off his 4 overs as CSK bowlers took full advantage of the spin-friendly track at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in front of a sea of yellow jerseys.Last year, Harbhajan Singh got 7 wickets in 13 matches. In the new season, he destroyed RCB with three top wickets. Harbhajan’s IPL tally now stands at 137 wickets.For figures of 4-0-20-3 with wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali – @harbhajan_singh was adjudged Player of the Game for #CSKvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/k6hdRAZB8eIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 23, 2019While Harbhajan ran through the RCB top-order, it was Imran Tahir who finished off the rest with his 3 wickets for 9 runs in four overs in the same match.Tahir, who is the oldest player in the tournament at 39 years and 364 days, is the one of only two specialist leg-spinners in the CSK attack but got the nod ahead of the much younger Karn Sharma in the first game. Tahir has been Dhoni’s go-to man since the two got together in Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 and then came over to CSK in 2019.VINTAGE YUVRAJ ON SHOW vs DC”I’ll play till the time I enjoy playing cricket.” – @YUVSTRONG12 reveals having consulted former teammate and @mipaltan mentor @sachin_rt on playing as long as the spirit & desire remains! #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/Y7KtUZnA1cIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 25, 2019Delhi Capitals, the franchise which paid the record amount of Rs 16 crore for Yuvraj Singh in 2015 and then released him a year later, had to face his wrath in their opening match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.Yuvraj, who played for Delhi Capitals for one season, smashed his first IPL fifty in nearly two years and almost pulled off an improbable victory for MI against his former team with his 35-ball 53. It was his 13th fifty in the tournament..@YUVSTRONG12 rolled back the years in a stroke-filled 53 (35) on his @mipaltan debutWatch the key highlights again – https://t.co/ZRQjEQlaeP #VIVOIPL #MIvDC pic.twitter.com/aCWm9Y3vIZIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 25, 2019At 37, Yuvraj is no longer as fit and fast as he used to be in his prime but he still waged a lone battle for his new team as he rolled back the years and smashed five boundaries and three sixes.But he kept losing partners at the other end which ultimately resulted in MI’s downfall. Had Yuvraj got some support from the other MI batsmen, the result could have been very different at the Wankhede on March 24.UNIVERSE BOSS DAZZLES IN JAIPUR#VIVOIPL #RRvKXIP pic.twitter.com/QICYISmRVkIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 25, 2019″Kings XI Punjab youngsters want to win the IPL for the Universe Boss,” said 39-year-old Chris Gayle after he nearly smashed his seventh hundred in the tournament on Monday night.advertisementThe second oldest player in the tournament after Tahir at 39 years and 186 days, West Indies legend Chris Gayle once again showed why he is arguably the greatest T20 player of all time as he warmed-up with a 47-ball 79 against Rajasthan Royals and led Kings XI to a 14-run victory in their opening game.During the knock, Gayle also celebrated his entry into the 4000-run club with his 25th fifty in IPL. Playing his 112th innings, Gayle became the fastest player to reach the landmark in the IPL, beating David Warner’s mark of 114 knocks to complete 4000 runs.4000 IPL runs for the #UniverseBossHe becomes the 2nd overseas player to achieve this feat pic.twitter.com/FLi5lbQ09wIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 25, 2019The self-proclaimed Universe Boss, Chris Gayle holds numerous other records in the league including the highest individual score (175 not out) and the most hundreds (6) in the tournament’s history. Gayle is a legend of the IPL and all that he has achieved has come after he turned 35.With the Universe Boss hitting a purple patch for the West Indies just before the IPL started, Gayle might once again be the player to watch out for in the league this year and then again in the subsequent ICC World Cup in May.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Harbhajan SinghFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Chris GayleFollow Imran Tahir Harbhajan, Yuvraj, Gayle and Tahir shine: Could IPL 2019 be the year of the veterans?Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle are all in their late 30s but have been the best performers in their teams’ opening match in IPL 2019.advertisement
Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 14:55 IST Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD had safety features like dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags.HIGHLIGHTSTesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD was employed during the crash tests.The electric vehicle scored 96 per cent Adult Occupant Protection category.Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD had scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests also.Tesla Model 3 has achieved five stars in the ANCAP safety ratings. The crash tests were conducted on the electric vehicle’s Long Range RWD LHD variant across four categories — Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable Road User Protection and Safety Assist.ANCAP safety ratings are published for a range of new passenger, sports utility and light commercial vehicles entering the Australian and New Zealand markets, using a rating system of 0 to 5 stars.Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD that was employed during the tests had safety features like dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags. There were features like autonomous emergency braking (city, interurban and vulnerable road user), lane keep assist with lane departure warning and emergency lane keeping, and advanced speed assistance system.The electric vehicle scored 96 per cent and 87 per cent in Adult Occupant Protection and Child Occupant Protection categories, respectively. It achieved 74 per cent in Vulnerable Road User Protection section and 94 per cent in Safety Assist bracket.”This is an impressive result and great to see electric vehicles continuing to prioritise safety,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James Goodwin said, adding that it is encouraging to see Tesla give equal attention to the active safety systems and technologies on board as well as the safety fundamentals through the structure and restraints.Recently, Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD had scored five stars in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests as well. Tesla might launch its electric vehicles in India in 2020, company CEO Elon Musk has hinted.advertisementALSO READ | Hyundai Venue bookings touch 50,000 mark, 18,000 units of compact SUV delivered since launchALSO READ | Renault Kwid to be offered on Zoomcar shared mobility platformALSO READ | Honda recalls 5,088 units of previous-gen Jazz, City, CR-V, Civic, Accord to replace faulty Takata airbagsGet 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. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Tesla Model 3Follow ANCAP safety ratings Tesla Model 3 scores 5 stars in ANCAP safety ratingsANCAP safety ratings are published for a range of new passenger, sports utility and light commercial vehicles entering the Australian and New Zealand markets, using a rating system of 0 to 5 stars.advertisement Next
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The Nadia Younes Memorial Fund honours the legacy of the late Egyptian UN staffer – one of 22 people killed in the 19 August bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad – by supporting education and opportunity for countless students from her country and the region.At the time of her death, Ms. Younes was in Baghdad working as a senior aide to Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top UN envoy in Iraq, who was also killed in the 19 August tragedy, which will be commemorated at a series of solemn events around the world tomorrow.”AUC is honoured to have been selected as the institution to establish the Nadia Younes Memorial Fund in tribute to and in commemoration of Nadia Younes’ many achievements,” Ken Manotti, the University’s Vice President of Institutional Development, told the UN News Service.Recalling her “extraordinarily charismatic character,” he said Ms. Younes remains an ideal role model for generations of young and aspiring Arabs. “She had a truly outstanding career in the United Nations and was an accomplished and respected human being whose contributions will guide and inspire the youth of Egypt and the region for generations to come.” Out of a target of $300,000, $225,000 has already been pledged to the Fund, which will be used for the Nadia Younes Conference and Meeting Room at AUC’s Model United Nations Centre. It will also endow the Nadia Younes Annual Lecture to invite accomplished international leaders to speak at the University. In addition, the Nadia Younes Award for Public and Humanitarian Service will be established, allowing the University to recognize and reward the graduating senior who has exhibited the most commitment to community and humanitarian service.Mr. Manotti voiced hope that the remaining $75,000 would be raised to reach the target, making it possible to inaugurate the first lecture and confer the first award later this year. Ms. Younes, who had taken courses at the AUC, joined the UN in 1969, eventually working as Deputy Spokeswoman for then Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar. She also headed the UN Information Office in Rome, worked as Chief of Protocol in New York, and led the UN’s communication team in Kosovo. She was officially posted to a top-level job at the World Health Organization (WHO) when she was sent to Baghdad to help the UN mission there.
Declaring China’s commitment to peace on the Korean peninsula, the country’s Foreign Minister, addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, urged the two countries there to resolve their differences through negotiations.“Long-standing antagonism and mistrust between the parties concerned is the main cause for the current difficulty,” Li Zhaoxing said. “All parties should be patient and pragmatic and act with vision to reduce differences and remove obstacles through dialogue.”China “is committed to maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula, making it free of nuclear weapons and promoting the Six-Party Talks,” he said, referring to diplomacy involving China, the two Koreas, the United States, Japan and Russia.He voiced hope that the parties “will be cool-headed and more flexible, expand common ground, meet each other halfway and work together for the early resumption of the Six-Party Talks, adding “this is the only viable solution to the Korean nuclear issue.”He also urged dialogue on the question of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “Diplomatic negotiation represents the best chance for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue and serves the interests of all parties,” he said, voicing hope that “the parties involved will exercise patience and restraint, continue to be flexible in approach, and stay committed to the correct course of pursuing peaceful resolution.” China “calls for upholding the integrity of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and is opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons” while stressing that “the lawful right of countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy should be fully respected provided they fulfil their due international obligations.”
by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Feb 23, 2016 7:01 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Mayim Bialik poses in the press room after winning favorite network TV comedy for “The Big Bang Theory” at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Bialik, with basketball greats Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith, will help decide the winner of the tech-competition series, “America’s Greatest Makers,” on TBS. The winner will be awarded $1 million. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Athletes, actress set to judge $1 million tech TV contest LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Two basketball stars and a brainy sitcom actress will be among the judges for TBS’ tech-competition series, “America’s Greatest Makers.”The cable channel said Tuesday that Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Mayim Bialik will help decide the winner of the contest and its $1 million top prize.Executive producer Mark Burnett said the show will debut close to college basketball’s March Madness, with some games carried by TBS, so including O’Neal and Smith was a good fit. Bialik, who stars on “The Big Bang Theory,” holds a doctorate in neuroscience.The competitors, both groups and individuals, have come up with “amazing and cool” tech ideas, Burnett said. They range from a toothbrush equipped with a video game to encourage kids to use it — to a drone with the possibility of being controlled by thought.Competitors that survive the first round will fine-tune their products through weekly challenges to be judged by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich; financial expert Carol Roth; Kevin Pereira, co-host of truTV’s “Hack My Life,” and one of the celebrity judges.Burnett, whose credits include “Survivor” and “Shark Tank,” said the male and female contestants range in age from 15 to 59 and are ethnically diverse.“America’s Greatest Makers,” starting April 5, is described by TBS as part of chip-maker Intel’s initiative to foster innovation in the areas of wearable technology and smart-connected consumer electronics.
by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2017 9:17 am MDT Last Updated Jan 25, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Oct. 19, 2016 file photo shows Jill Scott at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year in Nashville, Tenn. Scott is following the footsteps of her idol Maya Angelou: The Grammy-winning singer is creating her own Hallmark Mahogany greeting card line. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP, File) Jill Scott follows Maya Angelou’s footsteps with quote cards ATLANTA – Jill Scott is following in the footsteps of Maya Angelou: The Grammy-winning singer is creating her own Hallmark Mahogany greeting card line.Scott announced Wednesday that the “Jill Scott Collection will feature a variety of personalized messages written by Scott and curated from some of her biggest hit songs.The singer said she wants to carry on Angelou’s tradition.“She was a phenomenal writer,” said Scott, who has the same birthday as Angelou. “I was proud of that being an Aries sister. I also wanted to create cards I felt represented things a sista would say.”Scott said she was approached by Hallmark five years ago about partnering with the company, but it wasn’t until last year that both parties met and she displayed her idea. The singer said she believes selling greeting cards is needed and profitable despite sending emails, texts and messages through social media.“People still like to give cards. There are some traditionalists,” said Scott, who said Hallmark executives told her hard-copy greeting cards outsell the company’s digital ones.“Some things just don’t go out of style,” she said. “Cards are a part of life.”Scott said her collection will be different because the colour combinations that she uses have meaning. Select cards are available online and in stores.___Online:http://www.hallmark.com/shop-mahogany____Follow Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mrlandrum
Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder wrestles Steven Holloway in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWith two matches remaining, all the No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team needed in order to beat No. 1 Penn State was No. 1 197-pounder Kollin Moore to beat an unranked Nittany Lion and for senior top-ranked heavyweight Kyle Snyder to beat of No. 6 Nick Nevills. But nothing went according to plan.Moore fell to Anthony Cassar in shocking fashion, requiring Snyder to win via major decision in order for the Buckeyes to take home the victory. Though Snyder has won by major decision or a pin in each of his matches this season, he was unable to do so, beating Nevills 15-10 for a decision win. That allowed Penn State to eek by with a 19-18 victory Saturday night.Everything went right for Ohio State early in the meet. No. 4 Nathan Tomasello gave Ohio State the first win of the meet via major decision, beating 125-pounder Carson Kuhn 21-12 after trailing 8-7 following the first period. Ohio State’s No. 2 Luke Pletcher earned a 5-4 decision against Corey Keener at 133 pounds. Then, No. 11 Joey McKenna upset No. 6 Nick Lee to give the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead after the first three matches, which silenced Penn State’s crowd at Rec Hall.Penn State No. 1 149-pounder Zain Retherford and Ohio State No. 5 157-pounder Micah Jordan each earned technical fall wins. The Buckeyes held a 15-5 lead heading into intermission, but that advantage quickly began to slip away.Vincenzo Joseph, one of Penn State’s three top-ranked wrestlers who competed Saturday, dominated No. 14 Te’Shan Campbell with a 12-3 major decision victory. With the lead shrinking, Ohio State needed an upset in one of the next two matches between evenly matched competition. But neither No. 3 Bo Jordan (174 pounds) nor No. 2 Myles Martin (184 pounds) could pull the upset on No. 2 Mark Hall or No. 1 Bo Nickal, respectively.Hall hit a decisive takedown late in the third period to beat Jordan 6-4 and bring Ohio State’s lead down to three. Nickal then dominated Martin, winning with a 10-2 major decision, which gave the Nittany Lions their first lead of the night.Snyder and Moore, both ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes, could not regain the lead for Ohio State. Following Moore’s loss to Anthony Cassar, if Snyder won with a major decision, the Buckeyes would have won the match since they owned the tiebreaker. But on their home mats, the Nittany Lions did exactly what they needed to do to clinch the victory and extend their dual meet win streak to 43.Ohio State will attempt to bounce back from its first loss with a meet against No. 4 Michigan at 6 p.m. Feb. 11.
Consol’s Wiley mine in Mingo County, West Virginia has earned its third consecutive R.E. Bailey Safety Award as its 50 employees achieved a milestone in safety by working another million hours without a lost-time accident. The stellar safety record has its origins 25 years ago in December 1986 when the last lost-time accident occurred at Wiley. With the million hours achieved March 24, 2011, the hours worked without a lost-time accident now total three million. “One million hours is a milestone in anyone’s book. Three million hours is even more commendable, and a reflection of the continuing commitment to safety which our Wiley employees clearly demonstrate,” said Jimmy Brock, Consol Energy Chief Operating Officer – coal.Seven members of the Wiley workforce of 50 have been a part of the workforce since 1986.“No matter what the weather or mining conditions, the attention Wiley employees pay to safety is second to none,” said Miller Creek Superintendent Keith Bartley. “The work force at Wiley demonstrates dedication to safety by being observant and working safely every day. It’s about focus. It’s about communication.”Wiley Surface Mine is part of the Miller Creek Complex operated byConsol Energy’s Consol of Kentucky subsidiary. In September 1991, the mine marked its first million hours worked without a lost-time accident. The second million hours was recorded in 2001.CONSOL Energy’s R.E. Bailey Safety Award was established in 1977 to recognise operations recording one million hours without a lost-time accident. The Wiley Surface mine is the last Consol Energy mine to earn the award which has since been retired and replaced by the J. Brett Harvey Safety Award.“This achievement by Wiley Surface Mine employees is proof positive of their attention to our core value of safety,” said Jack Richardson, Vice President of Central Appalachia operations. “I applaud their commitment to safety and urge them to continue to stay focused on the importance of making safety number one each and every day.”Wiley Surface Mine produces steam coal. In calendar year 2010, the mine produced over 550,000 t. The coal is trucked to the Miller Creek Preparation Plant, where it is processed and shipped to customers.A small celebration to mark the milestone was held for Wiley employees, with planning underway for a larger celebration with family members to be held in May.