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Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik conferred with Padma Shri

first_imgIndian trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar and wrestler Sakshi Malik on Thursday received the coveted Padma Shri Award from President Pranab Mukherjee in the national capital.Karmakar, hailing from Agartala, missed the bronze medal by 0.150 points as American gymnast Simone Biles won her third gold medal at the Rio Olympics last year.The 23-year-old had created history when she became the first Indian gymnast to enter the final on her debut at the quadrennial multi-discipline games after finishing eighth in the qualifying round.She had initially come to spotlight after winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, thus becoming the first Indian female gymnast to achieve the feat.Sakshi, on the other hand, won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics.With the win, Malik became the first woman wrestler in India to win an Olympic medal and fourth Indian woman athlete to clinch the coveted medal after Karnam Malleshwari, Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal.Meanwhile, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu were other notable winners of the prestigious award.ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

U.S. prospect Perez loaned to Serie C side

first_imgTransfers U.S. youth international Joshua Perez loaned to Serie C club Last updated 2 years ago 07:33 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Joshua Perez Ansaldi Inter Fiorentina Serie A Transfers Fiorentina Serie A The 19-year-old, who played alongside Christian Pulisic at the U-17 World Cup in 2015, has left Fiorentina on a one-year loan to AS Livorno Calcio United States youth international Joshua Perez has been loaned to Serie C side AS Livorno Calcio from Fiorentina.Perez, the nephew of former U.S. midfielder Hugo Perez, finalized the one-year loan move at Thursday’s transfer deadline.With @Joshua_Perez26 at @acffiorentina finalizing his 1 year loan to @LivornoCalcio. Excited for the season ahead #DeadlineDay #Italy pic.twitter.com/u7QbgdUPpS— Lyle Yorks (@Lyle_Yorks) August 31, 2017The 19-year-old forward signed a four-year deal with first-division side Fiorentina in February, but will be moving down to get valuable playing time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Perez made one appearance for Fiorentina, playing 15 minutes in a 4-1 loss to Inter Milan last November.Perez was on the U.S. squad alongside Christian Pulisic at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.last_img read more

ALIV Partners with Abaco Chamber of Commerce

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 30, 2017 – Nassau  – ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest telecommunications company, is pleased to announce today that it has signed on to become the official telecommunications partner for the Abaco Chamber of Commerce over the next three years“We are excited and pleased to be able to work with ALIV for the benefit of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and its membership,” said Abaco Chamber President, Vado Bottle.  “During the three year agreement, we will be working with ALIV to introduce new programs and benefits specifically for Chamber members with a view to making their businesses more competitive and cost effective as it relates to their communications needs.ALIV Chief Officer, Damian Blackburn is excited about the partnership and hopes it fosters more corporate relationships not only on the island of Abaco but throughout the country.“ALIV is happy that the Abaco Chamber of Commerce is committed to delivering value for the Bahamian business community as we are fully committed to corporate diversity,” Mr. Blackburn said.  “This will also allow us to offer the chambers’ members the latest technology as well as providing support for businesses in Abaco.”The Abaco Chamber of Commerce will be announcing the new benefits at a special ‘ALIV Chamber Mix n’ Mingle’ to be held on June 16 in front of the ALIV office in the Abaco Shopping Centre from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.For more information on the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.abacochamber.org/PHOTO CAPTION: L to R: Ken Hutton Chamber Director, Shara Aliv Rep, Greta Pintard Chamber Director and Vado Bootle Sr. President of the Abaco Chamber. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Students win statewide engineering competition with robotic hand

first_img KUSI Newsroom Students win statewide engineering competition with robotic hand May 8, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three students from Fallbrook High School recently won first in place a highly competitive statewide engineering technology and design competition.Lianna Arnold, 16; Kyle Bequette, 17 and Nick Holemo, 18; created the “Handinator 3000” in their Biomedical Engineering/Advanced Engineering class.The robotic prosthetic hand, which is entirely student designed and created, has full mobility and control, as well as the ability to sense and relay pressure to its user.With the most recent win, the Fallbrook High School team is now planning a trip to compete in the national-level competition at the end of June in Louisville, Kentucky. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 8:20 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 8, 2019last_img read more

Jack Grant To Lead Northstars Reorganized Travel Titles

first_imgThis article first appears at FOLIO: sister site minonline.Jack Grant, the former VP of integrated sales at HFMUS has been named publisher of Northstar Travel Media’s TravelAge West and associate publisher of Travel Weekly. The two titles had been under separate management but now will be under the same team, which Grant will lead. He will report to Bob Sullivan, EVP and group publisher of Retail Travel Network, the BTN Group and PhoCusWright. TravelAge West and Travel Weekly will continue to operate under discrete content, sales and marketing staff, but the two brands will help develop new integrated business opportunities together with combined senior level management. Grant managed integrated sales at HFMUS before its sale to Hearst earlier this year. Earlier he worked for Gruner & Jahr USA, Hearst, NY times Magazine Group and Times Mirror Magazine Group.The current publisher of TravelAge West, Michelle Rosenberg, has also served as the VP in charge of Northstar’s Marketing Solutions Group. With Grant’s appointment as new publisher, Rosenberg will focus her effort on the Marketing solutions Group full time.last_img read more

ALM Launches Dedicated Mobile Sites

first_imgALM is taking another big step in mobile optimization—what could be a crucial one for its mobile-friendly audience.The b-to-b publisher of more 20 titles focusing on the legal services industry has launched dedicated mobile sites for 14 of its national and regional brands. The move comes after the company optimized its newsletters for mobile devices in early March—which, it recently announced, has boosted open rates by more than 60 percent—and follows the hire of Jeffrey Litvack as senior vice president of digital media last fall.“ALM’s focus on developing state-of-the art sites for accessing news content on mobile devices and tablets is in response to the adoption of mobile as a preferred means by legal professionals for how they wish to keep up to date on the developments of the industry,” Litvack says in a statement.Litvack’s comments are buttressed by survey results and internal metrics that suggest mobile is a key consumption platform among legal professionals. Close to 90 percent of lawyers use smartphones, according to the release, while mobile traffic to ALM properties has increased nearly 60 percent year-over-year.Content-wise, the mobile sites emphasize recency and breaking news, as opposed to ALM’s educational content or services, Litvack says.While ALM considered a responsive design solution, they felt dedicated mobile sites were preferable, given their goals.“Responsive design ultimately is a middle of the road approach,” he says. “It’s about making compromises—whether its on the mobile site or tablet or website.  This is especially true when it comes to advertising, because responsive advertising isn’t there yet. For b-to-b companies, the question is: Can you afford to manage multiple sites? Where our traffic is growing so significantly on mobile sites, it would be foolish of us to not optimize the experience.”last_img read more

Pentagon to Outline Response to Any Move by EPA to Set Enforceable

first_imgConferees negotiating a compromise version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill added language requiring the Defense Department to outline its plans for cleaning up on- and off-base drinking water supplies contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) after the Environmental Protection Agency establishes a regulatory standard for that class of chemicals. Within six months after EPA sets legally enforceable limits — or maximum contaminant levels — for PFAS exposure under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the department would be required to submit a report to Congress containing a plan to:assess any contamination at DOD installations and surrounding communities stemming from the department’s past use of agents containing PFAS;identify any remediation actions it plans to carry out using the maximum contaminant level established by EPA;provide an estimate of the cost and a schedule for completing planned cleanup activities; andprovide an assessment of past expenditures by local water authorities to address contamination before EPA established a maximum contaminant level, and an estimate of the cost to reimburse communities that performed cleanups to a level that did not exceed the new EPA standard.EPA has begun investigating the possibility of setting legally enforceable limits for PFOA and PFOS exposure as one of the steps it is taking to respond to nationwide concern over the presence of PFAS in water supplies. The agency, though, has not said how long it will take to set exposure limits for those chemicals, assuming the process reaches that point. At the Defense Communities National Summit in June, Jennifer McLain, acting deputy director of EPA’s office of ground water and drinking water, said there is no established timeline under the Safe Drinking Water Act for completing the regulatory determination process. The agency has started the preliminary phase of the process and officials still are discussing a possible timeframe, she said at the time.That effort is critical as a regulatory standard for the chemicals is needed for the Pentagon to implement appropriate cleanup actions.The same provision of the conference report to the authorization bill, section 315, also directs the department to transfer funds to the Health and Human Services Department to conduct a study of the effects of PFAS exposure to humans.The Senate will vote to adopt the conference report Thursday, according to a statement Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) made on the chamber floor on Tuesday. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Apples iPhone sales tanked Now all eyes are on whats ahead

first_img $999 The company had raised a red flag in November, when it said it would stop disclosing how many units it sells each quarter.On Tuesday, investors will get a more-detailed picture of what missed and why. More important, said analysts, will be what Apple says during its conference call about the state of the second quarter, which ends in March.”The big question is how much iPhone channel inventory Apple built in Q1,” Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Bernstein, wrote in a note to investors last week. Sacconaghi encouraged investors to listen for commentary on replacement cycles for the iPhone, reasons for the downturn in China and demand in other regions for the iPhone. “Our contention [is] that China only appears to account for half of the iPhone’s shortfall in Q1,” he wrote.UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri raised similar concerns in his investors note, writing that he’ll be paying attention to what Apple says about iPhone inventory levels, how long the company expects to be affected by demand in China, potential price reductions and iPhone upgrade cycles. Updated at 4:22 p.m. PT: To reflect the price of the MacBook Air for nonstudents.  Apple: See what’s up with the tech giant as it releases new iPhones and more.Does the Mac still matter? Apple execs explain why the MacBook Pro was over four years in the making, and why we should care. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 48 Now playing: Watch this: Tags $999 Apple See It See All Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Phones Stock Market Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sprint Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Boost Mobile See It Apple’s iPhone XS didn’t sell as well as analysts had expected during the holiday season.  Angela Lang/CNET Early this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave us the bad news in broad strokes. On Tuesday, we’ll find out just how bad it was.In a letter shared with investors on Jan. 2, Cook revealed that revenue in the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended on Dec. 29, would miss Apple’s own forecasts by about 15 percent. He laid most of the blame on an economic slowdown in China. “In fact, most of our revenue shortfall to our guidance, and over 100 percent of our year-over-year worldwide revenue decline, occurred in Greater China across iPhone, Mac and iPad,” he wrote. Cook also blamed a decrease in carrier phone subsidies and higher prices overseas caused by a strong US dollar. Customers additionally took advantage of Apple’s $29 battery replacement offer, which lets them squeeze more life out of their older iPhones. The company now sees sales of $84 billion, well below the range of $89 billion to $94 billion it had forecast in November. The earnings warning was Apple’s first in more than 15 years. The weaker holiday season — a period when most of Apple’s iPhones are sold — fanned a growing belief that the industry as a whole, and Apple in particular, is grappling with consumer smartphone fatigue. Many people also pointed to the high price tags on Apple’s newest phones. The iPhone XS ranges from $999 to $1,349, depending on storage capacity, and the XS Max with 512 GB of storage costs as much as $1,499. By comparison, the MacBook Air starts at $999. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple Apple iPhone XS Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It $999 See it $999 Best Buy • Comments Share your voice Apple’s streaming service could take on Netflix 6:05 reading • Apple’s iPhone sales tanked. Now all eyes are on what’s aheadlast_img read more