AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Brazil was the only candidate for the 2014 World Cup because the rotation system meant it had to be played in South America. Colombia had said it would bid, but pulled out in April. “If you think the task of FIFA was made easier because Brazil was the only candidate, it’s not true,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter said. “For us it was a real challenge to have the same list of requirements, the same recommendations and conditions for only one candidate, than we had two. Perhaps we put the bar higher than if there had been two.” After announcing Brazil as the 2014 host, Blatter handed the World Cup trophy to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who flew in for the event. “Soccer is not only a sport for us. It’s more than that,” Silva said. “Soccer for us is a passion, a national passion.” He added: “If everything works out well, we will win once again a World Cup.” From news services The country with the most World Cup titles will finally get another chance to win one at home. Brazil, which has won a record five World Cups, was awarded the right to host 2014 tournament Tuesday by FIFA’s executive committee in Zurich, Switzerland. The South American country hosted the competition once before, losing to Uruguay in the 1950 final. The unanimous vote came on the same day the 2011 Women’s World Cup was awarded to Germany. Germany, the host of the 2006 men’s World Cup, beat out Canada. In Brazil, 50 mountain climbers hung an enormous national team jersey bearing the slogan “The 2014 World Cup is Ours” from majestic Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro. At the Maracana Stadium, workers spread jerseys across the field reading, “The new Maracana is ours and so is the 2014 World Cup.” Tommy Robredo and Tommy Haas were taken to three sets before winning second-round matches at the Paris Masters and keeping alive their hopes of qualifying for the Masters Cup. Spain’s Robredo saved four break points in the third set before beating France’s Gilles Simon, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, and Germany’s Haas beat Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3. The last two open spots in the eight-man Masters Cup will be filled this week in Paris, and the chances for eighth-place Haas and ninth-place Robredo improved when seventh-place Fernando Gonzalez of Chile lost. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Andy Roddick and David Ferrer have qualified for the Shanghai event, which starts Nov. 11. ETC.: Andy Murray slightly hurt his back in a car crash while heading to his Paris hotel. The 12th-ranked Murray was with coach Brad Gilbert on Monday in heavy traffic when another car went into the back of their car. Murray said his back pain was nothing serious. … Hall of Famer Pete Sampras will play an exhibition match against a current ATP Tour player as part of the SAP Open in February. Sampras (Palos Verdes High), who retired after winning his record 14th major singles title at the 2002 U.S. Open, will play Feb. 18. Tennis College basketball Assistant coach Rob Senderoff resigned amid a telephone recruiting scandal that already has cost Indiana one basketball scholarship and Coach Kelvin Sampson a $500,000 pay raise. The NCAA is still conducting its own investigation, which could lead to further sanctions. The report, which does not accuse Sampson of any direct NCAA violations, details more than 100 impermissible recruiting calls, most of them by Senderoff. At least 10 of them were three-way calls that Sampson had been patched into, and another eight included incoming calls that couldn’t be identified. ETC.: Tennessee sophomore Wayne Chism was hospitalized after being knocked unconscious when a teammate struck him in the head with an elbow during basketball practice. Preliminary tests came back negative but more were being conducted, spokesman Craig Pinkerton said. The center, one of four returning Volunteers starters, was expected to be held overnight for observation. McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa met with an Italian prosecutor investigating the Ferrari spy scandal. De La Rosa spoke to Modena, Italy prosecutor Giuseppe Tibis about the alleged e-mails containing secret engineering details that the McLaren drivers could access, according to the ANSA news agency. McLaren driver Fernando Alonso met with prosecutors Oct. 9. Neither driver is under criminal investigation, but they are considered to have knowledge of the facts in the case. Bantamweight Gary Russell Jr. and featherweight Raynell Williams qualified for the Olympics with convincing victories and built on the U.S. team’s momentum at the World Boxing Championships in Chicago. Russell Jr. outpointed fellow 2005 world bronze medalist Ali Hallab of France, 22-14, in the round of 16, while Williams was leading, 23-3, when his bout with Armenia’s Azat Hovhannisyan was stopped in the third round. ETC.: Cuban defectors and 2004 Olympic gold medalists Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy won their first professional fights in the United States. Gamboa scored a sixth-round technical knockout over Brazil’s Adailton De Jesus at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Fla. an hour after Barthelemy won a unanimous decision over Kevin Hudgins on the same card. A regional board governing high school sports has banned football at a Stockton school that violated an order to bench three players from American Samoa because of recruiting violations. The unanimous decision by the board of the CIF Sac- Joaquin Section shuts down the football program at Franklin High for the rest of this season and the next two. The CIF will consider implementing a plan that would allow eligible football players from Franklin to play at three other schools in the Stockton Unified School District in 2008 and 2009, officials said. Nearly every main demographic group of top college athletes exceeds the graduation rate for its student-body counterparts. According to federal graduation rates released by the NCAA, 63 percent of Division I athletes who started college as freshmen in 2000 graduated in six years. That beats the graduation rate for all students at Division I schools by 1 percent and equaled last year’s percentage. White athletes had a 67 percent graduation rate, compared to 64 percent for white students overall. Black athletes also outperformed their student-body counterparts, 53 percent to 46 percent. A former Duquesne student pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh to helping two friends armed with guns get into a school dance the night five basketball players were shot and wounded. Brittany Jones, 20, was sentenced to two years of probation. A judge also ordered Jones to stay off the university’s campus and away from anyone with a gun. ETC.: University of Montana assistant men’s basketball coach Brian Marso has pleaded not guilty in Missoula, Mont. to a weekend drunken driving charge. Motorsports Boxing Prep football Miscellany Jurisprudence Deaths Sam Dana, who was the oldest living former NFL player and once played football alongside Lou Gehrig at Columbia, died in his sleep late Monday night in Buffalo, N.Y. He was 104. Dana had been living with his son, Bob Dana, in Buffalo before spending his final two years at McAuley Residence, an assisted living seniors center where he would regularly watch his beloved Buffalo Bills on television. He died because of complications from an infection. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Chennai Super Kings returned to the Indian Premier League with a bang by reaching the final for a record 7th time in 9 seasons.CSK were back after completing their two-season suspension and they played like a champion team. CSK along with Rajasthan Royals were handed two-season suspensions by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee in 2015 for betting and spot-fixing scam that rocked Indian cricket in 2013.CSK did not play in the championship in 2016 and 2017 due to their ban.Chennai were pre-tournament favourites and they have lived up to their billing with their performance so far in the tournament.Also read – MS Dhoni exudes calm ahead of CSK’s 7th IPL finalCSK retained their skipper MS Dhoni, batsman Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and bought back Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis and Murali Vijay at the auction in January. IPL 2018: CSK managed to maintain their core set of players despite making a comeback to the tournament after two years. (Photo: BCCI)Stephen Fleming was also back as coach after spending two years with Rising Pune Supergiant, who finished 7th in their debut season in 2016 and ended as runners-up in 2017.CSK have won the IPL title twice and are the only side to have defended their title when they did it in 2011. Only Mumbai Indians have won three titles while Kolkata Knight Riders have won the championship twice. Rajasthan Royals (2008), Deccan Chargers (2009), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) have lifted the trophy once each.CSK have also reached at least the top-four in every season they have been part of.advertisementThis season, Chennai won 9 of their 14 matches to finish second with 18 points in the league stage. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first qualifier to reach the final.In the summit clash on Sunday, CSK will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad who beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs in the Qualifier 2 in Kolkata on Friday.It will also be their fourth clash with SRH this season with CSK winning all three previous encounters.Here’s how Chennai Super Kings fared so far in IPL 2018:Qualifier 1Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in MumbaiLeague StageChennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Delhi Daredevils by 34 runs in DelhiChennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets in JaipurChennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets in KolkataChennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by by 5 wickets in BengaluruChennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in HyderabadChennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 64 runs in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Kings XI Punjab by 4 runs in MohaliChennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in ChennaiChennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 1 wicket in Mumbai
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 7th 2017 – Nassau – Tourists who expected to have a memorable and fun experience at the failed Fyre Festival in Exuma earlier this year are not the only ones left with repercussions. Minister of Tourism, Dionsio D’Aguilar yesterday confirmed that Bahamian vendors would also have to cut their losses.D’Aguilar called it risky business and said, “The chap went bankrupt.” Adding also, “the event crashed and burned, and you know, that is one of the risks of business. When you go into business there is a possibility of something happening”Fortunately, the minister explained that the government has made some strides in recovering any losses it may have suffered. He revealed that the government was able to seize the container with musical equipment and staging which was used to secure Bahamas custom fees, landing fees, and immigration charges.However, the government does not have the responsibility of reimbursing any of the local vendors who also went into business for the event. Hundreds of tourists expecting to partake in an event advertised to be “one of a kind”, spent thousands of dollars, only to be left stranded on an island in Exuma without as little as food or proper accommodations.Last Friday, CEO of Fyre Festival, William McFarland was arrested and charged with wire fraud. As a result, D’Aguilar said on the former government’s part, due diligence was not done and it is something that should not be repeated going forward.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
More than 20 Web sites and publishers have joined Glam Media’s new vertical, Glam Wellness, which the online women’s network officially launched today.With the launch of Glam Wellness, Glam’s vertical content network includes six channels, including Style, Living, Entertainment, Health and Family.Boulder, Colorado-based Natural Solutions magazine, along with Earth Pledge, a non-profit, have signed on as Glam Wellness content partners. Web sites that have joined include EcoFabulous, EatingWell and Lifescript.The Wellness channel will be headed by Joe Lagani, former publisher of Condé Nast’s House & Garden, with Glam co-founder and Wellness Director Rebecca Arora. In May, Glam became the latest media company to launch a video and distribution platform with GlamTV, which allows sharing of video content from its network of more than 500 women’s fashion and lifestyle Web sites.
PM Sheikh Hasina speaks in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: PIDParliament on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution to take proper legal steps against the declaration of the 16th constitutional amendment as ‘ultra vires’ and cancelling unconstitutional, objectionable and irrelevant observations of the chief justice in the Appellate Division verdict.Jasod lawmaker Moin Uddin Khan Badal placed the resolution in the House under the provision 147 (1) of the Rules of Procedure around 6:00pm when speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was in the chair.The resolution was adopted by a voice vote following a marathon general discussion over it, which lasted for more than five hours.The resolution reads, “Appropriate legal steps should be taken for cancelling the declaration of the 16th constitution amendment as ‘ultra vires’ and scrapping unconstitutional, objectionable and irrelevant observations of the chief justice over Parliament and other important issues in the verdict of the 16th amendment case.”Joining the discussion, MPs across the board harshly criticised chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for his various remarks in the Supreme Court verdict that upheld the High Court judgment declaring ‘ultra vires’ the 16th amendment to the constitution – that is, in violation of it.Participating in the discussion, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said the judgment was full of contradictions which is not acceptable.”There are so many contradictions even self-contradictions in this judgment. This is not acceptable to us. Who wrote this judgment from where?” she said.The prime minister also said that the constitution did not provide the apex court with the authority to amend the constitution.She said the CJ’s remarks regarding Bangabadhu are similar with that of anti-liberation people. “He (CJ) dishonoured the role of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”Sheikh Hasina said three organs of the country are complementary to each other. None shall undermine another. Everyone should run following the laws. Everybody should have accountability, she added.About the Supreme Judicial Council formulated during the martial law she said this whole judiciary has been put under his sole authority with the introduction of the council. “If the CJ becomes angry with anyone, he can remove him from his post,” she added.The prime minister said the CJ also undermined the president in this verdict.Noting that the CJ claimed the Supreme Judicial Council became aligned with the basic structures of the constitution, Sheikh Hasina questioned the motive of such claim.”This verdict did not get any acceptability from anyone of the country,” she said adding that only BNP became cheerful without going through the whole text of the verdict properly as the supreme judicial council was restored.Law minister Anisul Huq categorically said this judgment will not go without final legal challenge. “We’ve already start working in this regard.”He said the judgment was not delivered based on logics rather it was emotional and came out of hatred. “The verdict tarnished image of not only the judiciary, but also the whole country.”Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said the chief justice termed MPs ‘immature’ in the verdict. “The justices appointed by the president, who is elected by us (MPs), are mature, but we are immature!” he said.He said the CJ tried to make BNP cheerful through this judgment in a time when the country was marching forward under the leadership of the Prime Minister.Noting that the CJ asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) not to conduct investigation against a judge, Tofail said, “The ACC can investigate graft charges of you (PM), me and all, but not justices. What a surprise!”Talking about the Supreme Judiciary Council introduced in 1977, the AL leader said The Council did not investigate charge even against a single justice in the last 40 years.Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozzamel Huq said there are many corruption allegations against the incumbent chief justice and now the people fear whether they will get justice in graft allegations against the chief justice if he will remain in the post.It is not possible to get justice over the corrupt charges keeping SK Sinha in the post. So, it is essential to investigate the graft charges relieving him from the post, he said.Noting that the chief justice made many unnecessary and irrelevant remarks over Bangabandhu in the verdict the minister said, “It is natural that he does not know about Bangabandhu as he is self-declared peace committee member.”AL MP Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim said the sedition charge can be brought against the chief justice for violating several articles including 27, 94 and 116 of the constitution.”You broke your oath. The chief justice, you worked against parliament, people, MPs and the constitution. You [CJ] are hatching conspiracy against the country. So, you can be brought to the book on sedition charge.””It is you [CJ] who will have to cancel the judgment that delivered by yourself against the state and the constitution. If you don’t cancel it, please wait for what steps to be taken,” he warned.Selim urged the chief justice to seek apology to the nation confessing mistakes. “Admit that I [CJ] did mistake and say that I myself am correcting it. I’ll not do such mistake anymore… If you do exaggeration, please be prepared. You are not mightier than this parliament,” the AL MP said.Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam said the president, the prime minister, ministers and justices take oath to protect the constitution, but there is no word ‘to protect the constitution’ in oath content for MPs as the lawmakers are creators of the constitution.In the resolution, Badal said chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha termed Members of Parliament ‘immature’ alongside making unnecessary and unwanted remarks regarding many irrelevant issues in his observation in the verdict of the 16th amendment case. So, huge discussions and remours continue over it, which is not expected for the whole nation, he added.”This parliament wants end of the situation following massive discussion so that efforts of any evil and anti-people force to catch fish in trouble water would be thwarted,” he said.On 17 September 2014, the Jatiya Sangsad passed the 16th amendment to the constitution empowering parliament to remove justices of the Supreme Court on ground of incapacity and misbehaviour.On 3 July 2017, the Appellate Division passed down the verdict upholding the judgment of the High Court. And the full-text of the verdict was released on 1 August last.
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Prior to Shey’s arrival, Duolingo had launched several original content initiatives. Those include Duolingo Stories — short stories designed to reinforce language comprehension — and its Spanish Podcast with simple stories en Español, with season 2 det to debut June 28. In addition, the company also produced a 30-minute documentary film, “Something Like Home,” about Syrian refugees and how language informs their experience that it plans to release June 20 (World Refugee Day) on YouTube and other films. The film was directed by Pittsburgh-based photographer Justin Merriman.Shey will focus on developing and product “different kinds of engaging content that can get people to get to fluency.” Those will span new content formats and range across all levels of language proficiency. He’s also interested in content that helps people learn a language by telling stories about culture, including history, music, food, travel, and fiction.“This year is going to be about trying a number of things and then seeing what works,” Shey said.Shey is one of the founding executives on YouTube’s original programming team, formed in 2014. Scripted programming developed and launched by his team include YouTube’s first hour-long dramas, “Step Up: High Water” from Lionsgate and “Impulse” from Doug Liman and Universal Cable Prods. He’s also overseen YouTube original comedies “Foursome” from Awesomeness TV, “Single by 30” from Wong Fu and New Form, and action series “Lifeline,” from Corridor Digital, Studio 71 and Dwayne Johnson. Shey also led deals for YouTube’s first feature-length films, including “Lazer Team” from Rooster Teeth and “The Thinning” from Legendary.Shey joined YouTube in 2011 when Google acquired early multichannel network startup Next New Networks, where he was co-founder and president. Before joining YouTube’s original programming team, he was director of the YouTube Next Lab and YouTube Spaces. He also was part of YouTube’s Original Channels, under which it funded and launched 200 channels from celebs and influencers. For now, Shey will continue to remain based in L.A., though he plans to regularly visit Duolingo’s HQ in Pittsburgh. Long term, he said, “we’ll work with the creative community all over the world.”By the way, Shey — who has a bilingual family — said he’s been using Duolingo to help brush up his Spanish, and now he’s been learning French as well.Duolingo, founded in 2011, has raised about $108 million in funding to date from investors including Google Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, Union Square Ventures, Drive Capital, CapitalG, and individual investors including actor Ashton Kutcher and author Tim Ferriss. Tim Shey, most recently head of YouTube’s scripted original programming, has moved back into the startup world after leaving Google earlier this year.Shey has been hired at language-learning app startup Duolingo, where he’s head of studios and content. Duolingo offers courses in 31 different languages, available in an ad-supported free version as well as a premium subscription version that starts at $9.99 per month. The company says it has more than 200 million users worldwide.“I had a really amazing seven years at Google and YouTube,” Shey told Variety. “I wanted to see what other challenges were out there and get back into a startup environment… I always wanted to take another shot at building out a new studio from scratch.”Shey said he was already a fan of the app and the company, and jumped at the opportunity to “use content and storytelling to make a meaningful impact on the way people learn.”
The eastern state came visiting Delhi through Chalo Chalen Bengal (Let’s visit Bengal). The campaign aimed to project the tourism potential of West Bengal, attract more domestic and foreign tourists and facilitate better interaction with investors and industry stakeholders like travel operators.Chalo Chale Bengal witnessed a grand launch in the Capital with Krishnendu Nayaran Choudhury, Minister for Tourism, Government of West Bengal unvieling a new state-of-the-art tourism information centre at the WBICC (West Bengal Information and Cultural Centre). He also inaugrated Beautiful Bengal, a photography exhibition by Sanjay Das at the Muktadhara Art Gallery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The day’s event proceeded along with a colourful ensemble of folk forms and cultural attractions of West Bengal, including Pat-er Gaan (songs about the rural tradition of story-telling with the help of scroll paintings), Baul Gaan (representing the unique spiritual musical heritage of Bengal) Purulia Chhau (tribal martial dance) and contemporary Bangla songs by Chandrabindoo.The next was an interactive session involving the Minister, senior officials of the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal and various stakeholders of the Indian tourism industry, including representatives of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Adventure tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) which was followed by B2B meetings with potential tourism and hospitality sector investors, under the theme- Investment Opportunities.
Kolkata: Stressing the importance of cyber security, State IT Minister Bratya Basu on Wednesday said the compilators of various social media channels must be stricter to curb fake news.He was speaking at Cybercon 2018 and Technology Excellence Awards organised by the ASSOCHAM at a city hotel on Wednesday. Basu said the compilators of social networking sites must be on high alert to prevent such incidents.”We cannot take action against those who circulate fake news on social media. We can only identify them. It is the responsibility of the internal teams of various social networking sites to ban those who are involved in social crime from using their platforms. The nature of cyber crime is different from the others,” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBasu maintained.Earlier on the day, State Additional Chief Secretary of IT department Debashis Sen said Blockchain technology, which the Bengal government has embraced, and the introduction of Fintech hub in New Town will bring a new dimension to the field of cyber security in the state. Nowadays, people are exposed to cyber threats. The onion server also poses a threat to people. Sen stressed on the need of Blockchain technology to check the cyber threats. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”If the introduction of Blockchain technology and fintech hub works out well, we will be able to tackle cyber crime. We have to pull our resources together and maintain cooperation between various fields like Telecom, E-commerce, emerging technology like Blockchain,” Sen said.Fintech hub is the brain child of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that will give a big boost to the IT department in fighting cyber threats. It is the Banerjee government that introduced Blockchain technology in the state. It may be mentioned that Blockchain provides secure public databases that are free from cyber attacks. There is a deep connection between Blockchain and Fintech, data sciences and cyber security and all of this are related to each other.Sen also sought co-operation from our neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and others to fight cyber security issues as they go beyond boundaries. He also had a detailed discussion with Information and Communication Technology Minister of Bangladesh Zunaid Ahmed Palak on how both the countries can work together in this regard. Bengal has selected Blockchain as a technology for the future. The state IT department has tied up with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-Dac) and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology to provide training and awareness about cyber security.A 24-hour online help-desk has also been thrown open by the department so that people can report any cyber security issues that they might have encountered.The state government is going to organise an international conference on how to check human trafficking in the digital arena. The event is scheduled to take place in December this year and state Women & Child Development and Social Welfare department will host the programme.