Actor R Madhavan’s son makes India proud on grand stage

first_imgThis is not the first time that the popular hero’s son has shot to limelight. Vedaant has already earned a name and reputation for himself having won the first place in international swimming competition in Thailand followed by a gold at the national championship.Advertisement Image Courtesy: The QuintAdvertisementIndia’s leading actor R Madhavan, who is known for his films in both Kollywood and Bollywood took to social media to announce that his son Vedaant had won a silver medal for India at the Asian Age Group Swimming Championship 2019 in Bengaluru. Image Courtesy: The QuintThe 14-year-old participated in the 4x100m freestyle relay for ‘Group II’ boys where he won the silver medal behind Thailand. R Madhavan in his social media post saw him add that it was his son’s first medal representing India at an international stage. He shared a collage of pictures from the event.last_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju wants kabaddi to be included in 2024 Olympic Games

first_imgAdvertisementKiren Rijiju, the Youth Affairs and Sports minister of India, declared on Sunday, that the Indian government will do their utmost best for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the Paris Olympics in 2024. Although he refused to elaborate on how this will be done, but adding a new type of sport in the Olympic roster is an extremely long and massive process, which requires intense lobbying.“Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” Rijiju said in an interview with Star Sports on Sunday.“We will definitely push hard for Kabaddi to be part of the next Olympics as we are a billion plus powerful nation and so for this to become possible, we will have to put all our efforts together, but I am very confident about it” he further added.India who has been a dominant force in Kabaddi since a very long time, won the bronze and silver medal at the Jakarta Asian Games held in Indonesia last year through men’s and women’s category respectively.Moreover, the inclusion process of a new sport is itself very cumbersome, as the sport in question has to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee, then, the governing body of the game in return will have to become a recognised International Federation (IF) of the IOC. Lastly, the sport’s IF will then apply for admittance as an Olympic sport by filing a petition establishing its criteria of eligibility to the IOC.But the idea of Kabaddi in Paris 5 years later seems a bit farfetched as the IOC after a vote earlier this year, decided that no further sports can be put forward for inclusion on the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fluent Liverpool beat West Brom but miss out on top spot

first_imgA fluent Liverpool moved second in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday but will rue missing the prize of top spot a larger margin of victory would have secured.Victory by at least two goals would have put Juergen Klopp’s side ahead of Arsenal and when Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho scored in the first half it looked good for the rampant Reds. (Liverpool’s Jordon Henderson eyes Jose Mourinho revenge for 2014 loss)Mane volleyed in Roberto Firmino’s perfectly flighted pass after 20 minutes and with Liverpool attacking in waves Coutinho then showed great footwork to collect Mane’s pass and shoot past Ben Foster in the 35th minute.Foster made superb saves from Dejan Lovren’s header and another Firmino effort to keep West Brom in touch and the visitors gained an unlikely lifeline in the 81st minute when Gareth McAuley volleyed home from close range. (Liverpool’s Jordon Henderson eyes Jose Mourinho revenge for 2014 loss)Liverpool have 20 points from nine matches but Arsenal, who drew 0-0 at home to Middlesbrough, have a marginally better goal difference. Manchester City (19) can return to the top if they beat Southampton on Sunday.”I am happy with the performance of my team. It is difficult against West Brom, so many balls in the air and they are so dangerous from set pieces,” Klopp, who took charge of his first Liverpool game just over a year ago, said. (Jose Mourinho happy but faces pressure after Liverpool draw)”It would have been a joke if we had drawn today, it was unbelievable how we played. It was a good performance against a team like this. They were here to get something, but we never let them back into the game.advertisement”We wasted a little bit of energy in the second half. We had to finish the game much earlier.”With Anfield rocking, Liverpool came out flying and some of their football was exhilarating. (Liverpool FC to launch football programme in Pune)Coutinho was at the heart of their best moments and it was his dummy that helped set Firmino away down the left before the Brazilian’s dinked cross was met by the sliding Mane.When Coutinho doubled the lead it looked as though Liverpool could run away with it but West Brom under Tony Pulis are made of sterner stuff and survived to make a match of it.”In the first half we were OK, just two poor mistakes. It is quality at times when we get the ball, to get in their final third,” Pulis said.”In the second half we had a go, it opened up at our end and Ben made some wonderful saves. We made changes, freshened it up and caused them problems.”last_img read more

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City remain unconvincing title challengers

first_imgManchester City’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal has prompted faint title talk from the visitors’ camp, but their Emirates Stadium stalemate only exposed the enduring frailties that persist with Pep Guardiola’s side.Twice City took the lead, through Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero, but twice they were pegged back as Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi.While City can move within eight points of Premier League leaders Chelsea with a win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, their inability to kill off troubled Arsenal suggests Guardiola has his work cut out to cultivate a side that can mount a challenge for the title, let alone eclipse Chelsea this season.Defensively, City were regularly troubled by an Arsenal attacking unit that have themselves flattered to deceive in recent fixtures.Guardiola praised stand-in right back Jesus Navas, who applied himself manfully despite the ominous prospect of a tussle with Alexis Sanchez, though the City winger’s cameo in defence only served to highlight the paucity of options.”I played him because Bacary Sagna was injured and Pablo Zabaleta were not ready,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Jesus always deserves the best because he is an excellent guy and I was so happy with him.”Fit-again club captain Vincent Kompany remained on the bench despite being available and cut a frustrated figure watching his team mates toil defensively.City have conceded 32 league goals this season – 11 more than second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, nine more than Chelsea – and the backline requires a significant overhaul this summer.advertisementGuardiola has crafted a sleek offensive unit but, after a breathless opening 15 minutes at The Emirates, they appeared to ease off as their intensity levels dropped and they allowed Arsenal back into the match.City only reasserted themselves after Walcott poked home an equaliser, and were unable to rouse themselves in the second half to push on and secure all three points.”We didn’t play in the first half,” Guardiola conceded, “after the goal we forgot to play, the desire went.”In the second half we played more. We suffered a lot in the first half because we did not make those passes together.”The match summed up City’s maiden season under ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola, as they started brightly, dropped off significantly and ultimately lost their way.Despite the re-emergence of title talk, the Spanish coach has much to do in order to craft a championship-winning side out of a talented – if flawed – squad.last_img read more

Amazon HQ locations Similar basics but different vibes

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The communities that are expected to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers.But there are plenty of differences between New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in northern Virginia.Set within eyeshot of the nation’s capital, Crystal City is a thicket of 1980s-era office towers trying to plug into new economic energy after thousands of federal jobs moved elsewhere.Rapidly growing Long Island City is an old manufacturing area already being reinvented as a hub for 21st-century industry, creativity and urbane living.Seattle-based Amazon, which set out last year to situate one additional headquarters but is now expected to open two, has declined to comment on its plans. But a person familiar with the talks said Tuesday that the company will split the second headquarters between Long Island City and Crystal City.A look at the two communities:LONG ISLAND CITYIt’s already the fastest-developing neighbourhood in the nation’s most populous city, and Amazon could pump up the volume in this buzzy part of Queens.If chosen, the neighbourhood stands to burnish New York City’s reputation as a tech capital. Landing Amazon would also cement Long Island City’s transformation from a faded manufacturing zone to a vibrant, of-the-moment enclave of waterfront skyscrapers, modernized warehouses and artsy-tech ambience across the East River from midtown Manhattan.“I joke that we’re experiencing explosive growth 30 years in the making,” says Elizabeth Lusskin, president of the Long Island City Partnership, a neighbourhood development group.But Long Island City also has been straining to handle its growth.Days before the potential Amazon news emerged, the city announced a $180 million plan to address Long Island City’s packed schools, street design and a sewage system that groans in heavy rain. But those projects will just catch up with current needs, says area City Councilman Jimmy van Bramer.“I know that there are a lot of people cheerleading for this, but HQ2 has to work for Queens and the people of Queens. It can’t just be good for Amazon,” says van Bramer, a Democrat.Once a bustling factory and freight-moving area, Long Island City saw many of its plants and warehouses closed as manufacturing shriveled in New York City.The neighbourhood’s rebirth began in the 1980s, when officials broached redeveloping a swath of the waterfront, while artists were drawn by warehouse spaces, affordable rents and a building that is now the MoMA PS1 museum. Silvercup Studios — where such TV shows as “Sex and the City,” ”30 Rock” and “The Sopranos” have been filmed — opened in 1983.Long Island City gained a new commercial stature, and the start of a high-rise skyline, when the banking giant now called Citi opened an office tower there in 1989. But the area’s growth lately has been driven by residential building.Some 9,150 new apartments and homes have been built since 2010, more than in any other New York City neighbourhood, according to the city Planning Department . Thousands more units are in the works.New York has striven for nearly a decade to position itself as a tech hotspot.Venture capitalists poured $5.8 billion into New York-area startups last quarter, more than any other region except the San Francisco area, according to the consulting and accounting firm PwC . Established tech giants, including Google and Facebook, have been expanding their New York footprints.Still, landing HQ2 would represent “incredible validation of just how far New York has come,” says Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future think-tank .Waiting for a subway, Long Island City community board chairwoman Denise Keehan-Smith could envision Amazon benefiting the neighbourhood.“But I think we have to be careful about it,” she said.CRYSTAL CITYIf any place in America can absorb 25,000 Amazon jobs without disruption, it may well be Crystal City, Virginia, where nearly that many jobs have vanished over the last 15 years.The neighbourhood in Arlington County is bounded by the Potomac River and the nation’s capital on one side, by the Pentagon on another and Reagan National Airport on a third.Despite its prime location and abundant transportation options, the neighbourhood has been hit by a massive outflow of jobs. The Patent and Trademark Office began moving more than 7,000 jobs out of Crystal City in 2003. In 2005, the Defence Department announced plans to move roughly 17,000 jobs elsewhere as part of a base realignment.Arlington County has worked hard to bring in new employers, and had some success. The Public Broadcasting Service moved its headquarters to Crystal City in 2006.Still, large swaths of the neighbourhood remain vacant. Among other challenges, the area has fought to overcome a reputation for outdated architecture.Crystal City is populated by ’70s and ’80s-era office buildings. The buildings are connected by a network of tunnels populated with food-court style dining options, hair salons and newsstands. The tunnels leave the ground-level outdoor streetscape sometimes looking empty.Brookings Institution urban planner Jenny Schuetz suggested the buildings may require an upgrade, or even replacement. But she noted that while people often associate tech companies with converted lofts or state-of-the art workspaces, many big Silicon Valley tech companies actually work out of ’80s-era office buildings.For all the talk about antiquated architecture, people who’ve actually worked in Crystal City appreciate its convenience and its worker-friendly features, including the tunnels.“I loved it here,” said Christine Gentry of Greenbelt, Maryland, as she ate breakfast in a largely empty food court. She works for the Patent and Trademark Office and preferred the days when her office was in Crystal City.“Everything is accessible here,” she said. “When it was raining or snowing or sleeting, I never had to go out.”Perhaps no place better illustrates the vibe of Crystal City than the region’s only revolving restaurant, the Skydome atop the Doubletree Crystal City. Diners enjoy a panoramic view of the D.C. skyline, completing a full rotation every 47 minutes.Sam Getachew, the hotel’s food and beverage manager, said the restaurant fits the neighbourhood’s retro atmosphere.“It’s huge draw,” Getachew said. “People come for the curiosity of it.”The only downside, he said, is that “when customers get up to go to the restroom, they don’t know where they are when they come back.”___Barakat reported from Crystal City, Virginia.last_img read more

Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Maharashtra

first_imgMumbai: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will be one of the star campaigners in Maharashtra for the first and second phase of Lok Sabha elections, a party leader said on Tuesday. Though the exact dates and itinerary of Priyanka Gandhi are being finalized, it is likely she might address a public meeting in Mumbai which has six Lok Sabha constituencies, according to party sources. In the first phase on April 11, seven constituencies will go to polls and in the second phase on April 18 polling will be held for 10 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress has named 40 star campaigners. Other heavyweights include Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Mohammed Azharuddin. Maharashtra Congress leaders who too will campaign include Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan, Shivraj Patil, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Balasaheb Thorat, Vilas Muttemwar, Mukul Wasnik, Milind Deora and Sanjay Nirupam.last_img read more

Let the Olympic Games inspire a recommitment to preserving nature – UN

“Respect for nature was a feature of ancient Greek civilization,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said of the return of the Games to the country where they originated more than 2,500 years ago. The modern Olympics began in 1896 in Athens. “In those early Games victors were crowned with an olive wreath. The olive wreath remains as an Olympic symbol to this day, a reminder of the precious link between humankind and the natural environment that we must learn to better preserve and cherish,” he added. As part of its Sport and the Environment Programme, UNEP signed a memorandum of understanding with the Athens 2004 Olympic Organizing Committee (ATHOC) in June to implement a series of public awareness activities. An anti-littering campaign, co-signed by UNEP and ATHOC, is currently being broadcast on Greek television and will continue in various forms throughout the Games. Brochures will be distributed at all venues to underline the connection between sport and the environment. ATHOC has also agreed to prepare a compilation of “Environmental Challenges and Achievements” of the 2004 Olympic Games. This will offer a detailed account of the environmental perspective of all aspects of the Games – including specific assessments for the various venues. In recent years the environment has gained increased prominence within the Olympic Movement and is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the third dimension of Olympism, alongside sport and culture. Environmental issues are now an important part of the review process of Olympic bids. “It is important that the 2004 Games set the stage for a wider discussion on the comprehensive integration of environmental considerations in future Games,” Mr. Toepfer said. “It is my hope that these assessments will be a valuable tool for other host cities of the Olympic Games. The Games in Athens should spur efforts by other countries to do more to ensure that their Games are organized in an environmentally friendly way so that the environment is indeed seen as the third pillar of Olympism.” read more

UN official makes urgent appeal for food aid for droughtstricken African states

“I would like to draw the world’s attention to the alarming situation of men, women and children in Niger and its neighbouring Least Developed Countries who have resorted to eating leaves and grass as a result of a double-disaster: a severe drought and the invasion of locusts destroying nearly 80 percent of their crop,” Anwarul Chowdhury said in a statement. Mr. Chowdhury is the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. Besides Niger, the countries that need urgent international assistance are Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, Mali, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal and Zimbabwe, Mr. Chowdhury said. In his statement, Mr. Chowdhury pointed out that at the UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries held in Brussels in 2001 the international community pledged to provide adequate food aid to LDCs facing severe food shortages. “That pledge, that commitment has yet to be redeemed. The crisis in Niger should serve as a warning bell to the constraints of the 36 countries in Africa, out of 50 Least Developed Countries, facing food shortages,” he added. Earlier this month, The UN World Food Programme tripled the funds it had requested to avoid a worsening of the hunger situation for the 2.65 million people most at risk in Niger due to food shortages caused by drought and the worst invasion of crop-devouring locusts in 15 years. read more

UN condemns killing of Chilean peacekeeper in Haiti

The Chilean soldier of the UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Second Sergeant Rodrigo Andres Sanhueza Soto succumbed to fatal injuries from a gunshot wound he received on Monday when his military vehicle was fired upon by violent protesters in the area of Ouanaminthe.A UN team was immediately dispatched to the location to ascertain the facts and circumstances of the shooting, according to MINUSTAH.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a swift investigation and urged the Haitian authorities to do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice.His Special Representative in Haiti, Sandra Honoré, offered UN police support in this regard and called for the perpetrator to be brought to justice without delay.“Armed violence is a criminal act which not only endangers people’s security but also the gains in peace and stability which the Haitian population has achieved so far,” Ms. Honoré said.“The Mission continues to urge all Haitian stakeholders, civil society, political, religious and community leaders to continuously work against violence in all its forms,” she said. “As Haiti enters the 2015 electoral period, a climate of peace is in the interest of all.”In New York, members of the UN Security Council issued a statement saying they looked forward to the completion of a full and comprehensive investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of the incident.Both the Secretary-General and the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy to the family of the fallen peacekeeper, as well as to the Government and people of Chile. read more

UN envoy in Central African Republic meets with presidential candidates following first

“[The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Parfait Onanga-Anyanga] stressed the need for the electoral process to continue,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at a press briefing in New York. According to the UN integrated stabilization Mission, known as MINUSCA, the candidates “committed themselves to channelling election-related complaints through the Constitutional Court, as provided for in the Electoral Code as well as the Code of Good Conduct.”As of yesterday, 98 per cent of the voting results of presidential elections and 96 per cent for the legislative elections were reportedly received at the Data Processing Centre in Bangui.Regarding refugees’ vote, tally sheets were received from Cameroon, Chad, the Republic of Congo and Sudan. Meanwhile, final provisional results are expected to be announced in the coming days.The UN has played a major role in seeking to restore peace in the Central African Republic, with military and police units from the 11,000-strong MINUSCA joining soldiers from the French Sangaris force and local security teams last 30 December at polling stations to ensure a peaceful vote.After nine months of improved stability in CAR, a new wave of inter-communal violence erupted in September, killing at least 130 people, injuring 430 others, and triggering an 18 per cent increase in the number of internally displaced persons to 447,500. read more

Chris Tarrant caught drink driving after neighbours who saw him in pub

first_img“Staff and other members of the public within the public house were concerned he had made the decision to drive home. One member of the public had noticed Mr Tarrant had stumbled near the bar area.”Police attended his home at 2.25pm, 13 minutes after being called. Tarrant lodged fresh planning proposals in 2016 to add a two-storey extension – including an extra two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility room and a snug – to his property, despite already completing work on a number of occasions.  Tarrant said he was 'very sorry' As he left court Tarrant said: “I made a mistake and I paid for it. I shouldn’t have driven. Full stop.”Tarrant said he is “very sorry”, and that he drank “just enough to be over”, adding: “I honestly didn’t think I was over, but apparently I was, so fair enough.”Asked if he thought the punishment was fair, he said: “Yes.”  Tarrant received an OBE in 2004Credit: IAN JONES “Those that attended spoke to Mr Tarrant who commented that he had just drunk three glasses of wine on arrival at his home address. He was asked to sign the pocket notebook to that affect but he refused.”When he was interviewed by officers he gave a different version of events, stating he had drunk one brandy and one glass of wine at home.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The TV presenter has previously upset his neighbours over planning proposalsCredit: Steve Parsons/PA When he was interviewed by officers he gave a different version of eventsHasrat Ali, prosecuting Tarrant said he was ‘very sorry’Credit: Ben Cawthra/London News Pictures Ltd TV presenter Chris Tarrant was caught drink driving after neighbours reported him to the police less than 18 months after falling out with the radio host over building plans.The 71-year-old has been banned from driving for 12 months and charged £6,000 after he admitted to being over the limit while behind the wheel of his Mercedes on December 16.The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire presenter had spent an hour-and-a-half in the Bladebone public house near his home in Bucklebury, West Berkshire, where he was served four brandy and ports before getting into his car.A neighbour reportedly put in a call to the authorities after seeing him stumble at the bar before driving home. The incident adds to an already tense relationship with local residents after he lodged planning proposals to extend his £2 million home.Villagers labelled the celebrity “greedy” and said he had been fortunate to get planning permission previously. Reading Magistrate’s Court heard Tarrant’s breathalyser reading was 50 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 35 microgrammes.Hasrat Ali, prosecuting, told the court: “On December 16 Mr Tarrant has been drinking at the Bladebone Public House in Chapel Row, near Bucklebury, Reading, from 12.30pm onwards where he was served four brandy and ports at the bar. He left at 2pm. The TV presenter has previously upset his neighbours over planning proposals Villagers said the plans would go against regulations, which state that buildings should not be developed to beyond 50 per cent over their original footprint and accused the council of cherry picking in the TV presenter’s favour. Tarrant, who bought the house for £1.02 million in 2004, is believed to live at the house with his partner, legal secretary Jane Bird. The Duchess of Cambridge was also brought up in the area. Tarrant received an OBE in 2004last_img read more

Twoinone pill for blood pressure will save thousands of lives

Switching millions of Britons to a “two in one” pill for blood pressure could save thousands of lives, experts say. Many are deterred by the fact they are put on a confusing cocktail of medications, with extra drugs often added when pressure becomes uncontrolled. Around one in four adults in the UK are on multiple drugs for the condition, which is the biggest cause of heart disease and stroke. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. And often, GPs fail to put those at risk on sufficient medication experts say. Patients taking several drugs are four times more likely to miss a dose compared… But experts say only about half of those with high blood pressure are managing their illness properly – putting them at risk of deadly heart attacks. read more

Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) #SHAFTESBURY AVENUE: At least 88 people have been injured, seven of them seriously, after the roof collapsed on a London theatre during a performance.#LEE RIGBY: Two men have been convicted of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street earlier. They will be sentenced in the coming weeks.#PARDON: Russian president Vladimir Putin says he will pardon jailed ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. [BBC]#SOUTH AFRICA: The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital.INNOVATIONThe EU has passed a provisional deal on universal mobile phone chargers coming as standard with all phones.Facebook and a number of banks face a lawsuit over misleading investors before its IPO.PARTING SHOTFilmmaker Casey Neistat was offered $25,000 of 20th Century Fox’s money to make a promotional video for the studio’s upcoming film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – and he spent it all on a video about helping victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Here’s what he made.(Video: CaseyNeistat/YouTube)Originally published 21:00 St Vincent’s Hospital has defended its top-up payments to staff.The IMF has said guaranteeing the bondholders was a bad idea.A report into the death of a baby says ambulance personnel did not follow procedures.Tomorrow’s strike by 2,000 workers at Marks and Spencer has been called off.A 5-year-old girl is in serious condition after heavy winds caused a car crash in Galway.Donations to St Vincent de Paul charity are down by around 25 per cent.Burglaries are down 10 per cent (but theft is up) in the latest crime figures.The ASTI has accepted the Haddington Road Agreement the second time around.All major power faults have been cleared after last night’s freak weather.AIB has been fined €490,000 by the Central Bank.Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has challenged a Minister to drink a glass of ‘glorified piss’ (don’t worry, it was just water).A puppy farm in Dublin has been closed by the DSPCA.INTERNATIONAL Updated 22:59NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…Officials from the EU, ECB and IMF, including Ajai Chopra, at the Department of Finance. (Pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland) IRELANDlast_img read more

Google DNS handles more than 70 billion requests every day

first_imgFor years, Google has championed the idea of a faster web. Their commitment is obvious for anyone using Chrome, which continues to add new tricks and tune its engines to deliver the speediest internet experience possible. Chrome was initially released in 2009 — the same year that they introduced another product designed to speed up your browsing: Google Public DNS.The more time you spend online, the more time you’re likely to waste waiting for your internet provider (or someone along the line) to perform DNS lookups for you. Sometimes these DNS servers fail to match a domain name with an IP address, and sometimes they match a name with an incorrect address. On rare occasions they can be “poisoned,” and put scores of users at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks.Google aimed to deliver a faster, more secure DNS backbone that everyone — from individual users to ISPs — could tap into. And tap into it they have, to the tune of more than 70 billion lookups every day. It’s particularly popular outside the U.S., where nearly 50 billion of those requests originate.Clearly the service has gained traction, and that’s good news for Google and for all of us, too. Why? At the very least, Google’s commitment to support IPV6 early should convince other companies on the ‘net that it’s time to flip the switch as well.Wondering if Google Public DNS can offer you any speed benefits at your home or office? Fire up namebench and find out. It’s a free, open-source tool that compares a number of DNS providers and shows you how they stack up.More at Googlelast_img read more

LG pourrait fabriquer le prochain Google Nexus

first_imgLG pourrait fabriquer le prochain Google NexusAprès HTC et Samsung, qui ont fabriqué les trois premiers Nexus de Google, LG serait en pleine négociation avec le géant de Mountain View pour concevoir son nouveau smartphone.  Un terminal attendu en même temps que la cinquième mouture de l’OS Android, Jelly Bean.A l’occasion du Mobile World Congress de Barcelone, LG a confirmé auprès du site Cnet.com être en négociations avec Google pour assurer la production du prochain Google Nexus. Si le partenariat se concrétise, le constructeur coréen succédera à HTC et Samsung, qui ont conçu les trois premières versions du smartphone de Google. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ce terminal est attendu avec la prochaine mouture d’Android, connue sous le nom de code Jelly Bean. En obtenir la conception permettrait à LG, qui peine à se faire une place sur le marché des smartphones, de s’offrir une grande visibilité et redorer son image. La firme coréenne a évoqué dans ce même entretien la question de la personnalisation de l’interface de Google. LG affirme être plus au fait que Google quant aux attentes des utilisateurs, et explique avoir l’intention de revoir l’interface native d’Android. Le constructeur évoque notamment la couleur d’arrière plan qui deviendrait claire, ou l’ajout de boutons de navigation sous l’écran.Mais pour l’heure, aucun accord n’est encore signé. Et LG n’est probablement pas le seul candidat en lice pour la production du quatrième Google Nexus.Le 29 février 2012 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Squirrel Eating an Egg Roll Is New Yorks New Furry Hero

first_imgThings can’t be all bad when squirrels are eating egg rolls in NYC… https://t.co/cBFMTRCw5y— frank page (@frankpage) January 3, 2019So next time you’re in New York City, secure your delicious restaurant leftovers: Egg Roll Squirrel might come after it.More on Geek.com:TSA Will Now Use Floppy-Eared Dogs for Airport SecurityWatch: Horny Toads Hitch Ride on Python’s Back After StormNew California Law Says Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals First, there was Pizza Rat. Now, the internet can’t get enough of a new furry critter: A squirrel devouring an egg roll in New York City.On Wednesday, WhatIsNewYork posted a video of the squirrel on Twitter. In the video, there’s a squirrel perched in a tree, except it’s not eating nuts. The furry creature is chowing down on a crispy egg roll and observing the street below while eating its heavenly bait. So far, the video has generated 91,400 views on Twitter. Doesn’t look like this squirrels first egg roll #whatisnewyork pic.twitter.com/Heo30oe8w3— WhatIsNewYork (@whatisny) January 2, 2019WhatIsNewYork hinted that it might not be the squirrel’s first egg roll meal. Video footage shows the squirrel strategically bitting down on the egg roll without loosing its grip. Pretty impressive compared to the city’s other critters that aimlessly run into the street or creepily stare at humans. Plus, we have to give them props for rescuing this deserted snack from a nearby garbage can, sidewalk, or street corner.Twitter users also couldn’t get enough of the squirrel, and responded to WhatIsNewYork’s video.Thank you Egg Roll Squirrel for blessing 2019 with your good fortune. https://t.co/HNTPeErQFN— It’s Carrie Griffin! (@seeegriffin) January 3, 2019 Stay on targetcenter_img 2015: Pizza Rat.2019: Egg roll Squirrel. https://t.co/V03qtHbVv7— Azi (@Azi) January 3, 2019 PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site last_img read more

A Weah scores a goal at Parc des Princes 23 years

first_imgIt had to be 23 years later when a footballer bearing the Weah last name scored a goal for PSG in Parc des Princes, it was George’s son Timothy last SundayWe are delighted to inform you that this past Sunday we could see a young Timothy Weah scoring his first ever goal at Parc des Princes for PSG, this happened 23 years after his father George scored in the same stadium playing for the same club. Being the son of a football legend is arguably one of the biggest burdens any player can have, there are countless stories of young football players who have to live under the shadows of their legendary fathers and there are very few cases in which the son doesn’t embarrass the name of his father. In the case of Liberian legendary striker George Weah, who became the first non-European player to win a Ballon d’Or back in 1995 and today is the president if his country, it appears that his son is coming strong as he has shown the football genes running through his blood.George Weah with two spectacular goals for PSG. pic.twitter.com/TwDArRZpJm— 90s Football (@90sfootball) January 10, 2018Timothy has started this preseason with great performances, including two goals in his last two competitive matches, the first one being against AS Monaco (his father’s other French former club) in the 4-0 victory of the Coupe des Champions. Timothy scored his side’s third goal and his style of play is very reminiscent to his fathers, with the physicality and pace that the former striker always showcased during his 18-year career. Before scoring in the first championship match for PSG, Timothy also scored a goal against Bayern Munchen during the preseason in the International Champions Cup and he proved that he can be one of this season’s most unexpected surprises. But the best moment of his career so far, was reserved for this Sunday when he played his ninth Ligue 1 match with PSG and his fourth in Parc des Princes.I’m going to say it again: Timothy Weah’s movement as a striker is really, really good. Minutes after coming on for PSG, Weah almost scored as a direct result of his active, intelligent movement inside the box. pic.twitter.com/SPo2aTIEyb— Joseph Lowery (@joeInCleats) August 12, 2018It was near the end of the match when Timothy came in to replace Neymar with eight minutes still on the clock, he got a big chance to score after a mistake made by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba and scored his first ever goal at Parc des Princes for the same club that his father represented so many years ago. It was back on February 14, 1995, when George Weah scored a goal in PSG‘s League Cup match against Toulouse, his son got to write his name in history exactly 23 years and six months later. At 18 years old and with a long career ahead of him, it looks like this could be Timothy’s breakthrough season as he is quickly becoming a regular in all the matches for PSG and scoring important goals for his club. It’s still too soon to tell if George Weah’s son will have a successful career in football, but things are looking good so far.? 21st August 1992:⚽️ George Weah scores his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.?12th August 2018:⚽️ Timothy Weah scores his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG.? Like father, like son.? @Squawka pic.twitter.com/tt4KN8iohG— SPORF (@Sporf) August 13, 2018International career.Something that is also worth mentioning about Timothy Weah is his international career, he was born in New York City back in 2000. His development as a youth has always been in that city and he kept jumping categories for different academies in the area, until PSG decided to sign him back in 2017 where he has remained ever since. Playing for the United States National Team, Timothy made his senior debut back in March 2018 in a friendly match against Paraguay. Not too soon after that in May, Weah scored his first ever goal with the senior National Team in the 3-0 victory against Bolivia. Seems like the USMNT has a great young talent in its hands, it also looks like he has a very promising future in football, and he is the son of a football legend who gave him all the genes to become one of the greats.Timothy #Weah’s first #Ligue1 goal – a goalkeeping howler of the highest order. #PSG pic.twitter.com/lXswNUYDut— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) August 12, 2018How many goals do you think Timothy Weah will score for PSG this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Mourinho denies having anything to do with agents comments

first_imgJose Mourinho claims he had nothing to do with his agent’s comments regarding his Manchester United futureThe Portuguese coach has come under increased scrutiny this season with United eight points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League.While United have fared better in Europe, this hasn’t stopped reports spreading that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to succeed Mourinho at Old Trafford.Speaking on his client, Jorge Mendes made a rare statement last week in which he denied that United were unhappy with Mourinho and that the former Chelsea coach remains content to stay on.But, apparently, not even Mourinho himself was aware of Mendes’ statement.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Which statement?,” said Mourinho on the Belfast Telegraph, when asked about the intention behind Mendes’ statement.“No, I’ve nothing to do with the statement. It’s Jorge’s statement, not my statement.”As for whether he knew of Mendes’ plans, Mourinho added: “No, I didn’t know. I didn’t know at all and I don’t care about it.”Mourinho will lead his United side out against Valencia tonight in their Group H finale of the Champions League.last_img read more

Horrible crash off Scripps Poway Parkway on Christmas

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A horrible crash at 11500 Scripps Poway Parkway occurred on Christmas day.A 27 year old male and his 26 year old female passenger were in a 2014 Infinity Q50 traveling eastbound 11500 Scripps Poway Parkway, when the driver lost control of the vehicle.The vehicle slid sideways into the center median and struck a tree on the passenger side.The driver was transported to the hospital by medics with serious injuries. The female passenger was air lifted by medevac to the hospital with serious life threatening injuries.Alcohol was not a factor and Traffic Division responded to the scene and are investigating the collision. KUSI Newsroom, December 25, 2018 Posted: December 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwittercenter_img Horrible crash off Scripps Poway Parkway on Christmas Updated: 8:25 PM KUSI Newsroom last_img read more