The truth is still out there The XFiles is coming back again

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: The truth is out there: “The X-Files” is coming back.Fox said Thursday it has ordered a second chapter of what it’s calling an “X-Files” “event series.” The 10-episode series will air during the upcoming 2017-18 TV season.The 1993-2002 drama about paranormal events and UFOs returned in 2016 for a six-episode run with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Fox said Duchovny and Anderson will be back as Mulder and Scully for the new season from creator and executive producer Chris Carter.Production on “The X-Files” is set to begin this summer. An air date was not announced by Fox. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Mens hockey Mason Jobst named firstteam four other Buckeyes receive B1G honors

OSU sophomore forward Mason Jobst (26) tries to get past Michigan State redshirt freshman defender Jerad Rosburg (57) in a game on March 3 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Lantern photographerFive members of the 13th-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team received Big Ten honors on Monday.Sophomore forward Mason Jobst was named to the All-Big Ten first team and recognized as the conference’s scoring co-champion with Minnesota sophomore forward Tyler Sheehy, racking up 34 points in conference play. Sheehy won Big Ten Player of the Year.Jobst had 13 goals and 21 assists in league play, and collected 51 points on 18 goals and 33 assists in the regular season.A trio of seniors were named to the All-Big Ten second team — goaltender Christian Frey, defenseman Josh Healey and forward captain Nick Schilkey.Sophomore forward Dakota Joshua was an honorable mention selection, scoring a career-high 11 goals and 22 assists, including nine goals and 11 assists coming in Big Ten play.On Saturday at Wisconsin, Jobst scored a goal and had an assist to surpass the 50-point barrier for the first time since R.J. Umberger had 53 points in 2003.Jobst ranks ninth in the NCAA in points per game (1.42), but leads the nation in the category since the start of the second half of the year (1.67).Following first-team honors in 2016, Healey earned his way onto the second-team all-conference with 24 points on four goals and 20 assists. His plus-18 rating is third among blue-liners in the conference and ranks eighth nationally at his position.Schilkey was the do-it-all player for the Buckeyes in the regular season. The senior from Marysville, Michigan, led the Big Ten with 26 goals and ranks second in the NCAA with .81 goals per game. The 26 goals are the highest single-season total for one player in the program since 1997. He had 39 points in the regular season, 18 of which came against Big Ten opponents.Frey ended the season with a .916 save percentage in conference games and a .910 save percentage in the regular season. Frey was injured for part of the season, and shared playing time with fellow senior goaltender Matt Tomkins. Frey was 9-7-3 with one shutout this season.Senior goaltender Logan Davis received one of six Big Ten sportsmanship awards.OSU plays in the Big Ten quarterfinals against Michigan State in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. read more

Liverpool keeper referred to US doctors for concussion tests by club

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has been referred to medical experts in Boston after the 24-year-old German visited Massachusetts General Hospital and was diagnosed with concussion five days after the Champions League final.Karius made terrible mistakes during the first and third goals that gave Madrid a 3-1 win at Kiev. Karius clashed with Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, although in a statement released with the player’s permission yesterday, doctors did not tell whether or not that incident caused the goalkeeper concussion. However, Dr Ross Zafonte said it was “possible” the injury “would affect performance”.Zafonte, who is a leading expert in head injuries in the NFL, said Karius’ assessment involved reviewing “game film”, a “physical examination” and “objective metrics”, according to BBC.He continued that it was “likely” that “visual-spatial dysfunction” which hampers a person’s ability to process visual information about where objects are in space,  would have occurred immediately after the event that caused the concussion.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Dr Willie Stewart, a consultant neuropathologist at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, said a delay in the concussion diagnosis is “not surprising”.“How did he get concussed and we didn’t know?“The obvious signs of concussion can take hours and days to develop, so it’s not surprising that it might be picked up after the match.”last_img read more

Semifinals are ready for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

first_imgFour teams will battle to get two tickets to the tournament final, as they want to show they are the best nation in the confederation.After eight teams battled it out in the Quarterfinals, the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Semifinals are ready to be played now.Iran won the right to attend the Semifinal when they defeated China 3-0 on January 24.Meanwhile, Japan was able to beat surprising Vietnam the same day.On January 25, South Korea lost 1-0 against Qatar, while hosts the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated current champions Australia.The stage is set now for the Semifinals, which will start playing on January 28th at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium when Iran takes on Japan.ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Abdelkarim Hassan of Qatar celebrates with a teammate following their sides victory during the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.Iran trashed Yemen 5-0 in Group D and then defeated Vietnam 2-0, only to draw against Iraq 0-0. The Persians then beat Oman 2-0 and China 3-0. They are the only team left who hasn’t allowed any goals against.Meanwhile, Japan has won all its five matches, beating Turkmenistan 3-2, Oman 1-0, and Uzbekistan 2-1. The Samurai Blue then defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 and Vietnam 1-0 in the elimination rounds.The other Semifinal will be played between Qatar and the hosts UAE on January 29th at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.Qatar is the only other country which has won all its matches so far in the tournament. The 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts defeated Lebanon 2-0, trashed North Korea 6-0 and then beat Saudi Arabia 2-0. The Qatari then won 1-0 against Iraq and 1-0 against South Korea to be in the Semifinals.And of all four nations qualified to this stage, the United Arab Emirates have had the worst time at the tournament. The UAE drew 1-1 against Bahrain, then defeated India 2-0, only to draw again against Thailand. In the Round of 16, the locals had to go to overtime to beat Kyrgyzstan 3-2 but then defeated current champions Australia 1-0 in the Quarterfinals.The Final will be played on February 1st, at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, where the AFC will meet its new champion after Australia was defeated in the Quarterfinals.last_img read more

Family calls for hit and run driver to come forward 73 year

first_img Related Items:#tcihitandrun #johnhparker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – February 11, 2018 – A Turks and Caicos family is earnestly praying for the person who struck and killed a 73-year-old man in Five Cays on Friday to come forward and confess to what happened.Magnetic Media spoke to Kendra Parker, the niece of John Hilgrove Parker, the man killed in that hit and run on Friday night and she explained that the family is distraught and desperately hoping for the person responsible  to come out of the shadows.“We just want whoever it is that did this to come forward, to say what happened and to help to bring some closure for the family.”Police report that the incident happened around 11pm on Friday and was reported to 911 when Mr. Parker’s body was found unresponsive on the main Five Cays roadway.An investigation is launched now into the tragedy.  Police are asking for help in this investigation.Ms. Parker explained that her uncle was not only found ‘unresponsive’ but stripped of his wallet which held his identification and salary.  John Parker was a carpenter and mason, and was crossing the street to go home when he was hit by the unknown driver.“It was someone at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center that recognized my uncle and called the family.  He had nothing on him and for a while, no one knew who he was.”Parker says this was no way for her uncle to be treated, “his wallet, his house keys, his cell phone, his ids were all taken.”John Parker is from Provo, but spent many years in North Caicos.  Mr. Parker had recently moved from Kew Town to Five Cays. Photograph of John Parker, 73, provided by Familycenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Mayor Faulconer orders Public Utilities Department to investigate every customer complaint of

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Mayor Faulconer orders Public Utilities Department to investigate every customer complaint of high water bills Posted: February 1, 2018 February 1, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer has directed the city’s Public Utilities Department to investigate every complaint of high water bills after some residents have noticed unexplained skyrocketing charges in recent months.The move is the latest in the city’s response to the complaints that have been covered by local media. City Councilwoman Barbara Bry on Wednesday asked the city auditor to look into the utility department’s billing procedures.So far, city officials have discovered several factors that could contribute to high water bills: a 6.9 percent rate increase that took effect on Aug. 1, a one-time billing schedule change that extended the normal 60-day billing period to up to 70 days late last year, warmer months that could contribute to increased usage, meter reading inconsistencies and leaks in homes and irrigation systems, according to the mayor’s office.“San Diegans need to be able to trust that their bills are correct — and that every cent they pay goes to ensuring we have safe, reliable water,” Faulconer said. “I’ve directed our Public Utilities Department to review every complaint to ensure that nobody is being overcharged and to correct any mistakes immediately.”In one case, for example, a resident’s bill jumped from around $200 in February 2016 to more than $1,000 in the most recent billing cycle, with no increase in usage, Fox 5 reported.Those with questions or concerns about their water bill can contact the utilities department at (619) 515-3500 or customercare@sandiego.gov. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Former RDA CEOs Severance Package Set at 500000

first_imgEarlier this week, it was reported that former Reader Digest Association’s CEO Tom Williams was awarded $500,000 in a severance package. Williams was promoted to the position after former CEO and president Mary Berner exited the company in April.Williams, who acted as CFO with RDA from November 2008 until his bump to CEO in 2011, agreed to a severance package of $1.2 million during the RDA financial reorganization that transpired in August 2009. According to reports, Williams will receive less than half of the originally agreed upon sum in his departure from the company. This mirrors Berner’s pay, as RDA reportedly paid Berner $1 million in her April severance package. At the time of the 2009 reorganization, Berner agreed to a severance package of $2.2 million if she wasn’t offered her job back after the company emerged from bankruptcy protection. Stepping into the rotating CEO slot is Robert Guth, who joined the RDA Board of directors in the same month Berner exited the company; he was named Williams’ replacement in recent weeks. Guth is a former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove.RDA saw a rough second quarter, with RDA Holding Corp. reporting a 6.2 percent drop in revenue to $409.4 million in its financial statements. Every Day With Rachael Ray, once considered a performance leader in RDA’s print portfolio, experienced a 16.8 percent ad page drop in first half 2011, according to FOLIO: sister site, minonline. However, sister title Reader’s Digest saw a spike in ad pages from January to June 2011, up 4.4 percent, according to Publishers’ Information Bureau. In July, The Wall Street Journal reported Reader’s Digest was put on the block; asking price is set around $1 billion.last_img read more

Eduardo Cabra Wins Producer Of The Year 18th Latin GRAMMYs

first_img Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Eduardo Cabra Wins Producer Of The Year | 18th Latin GRAMMYs Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images “Wow. Today is a crazy day. Today my son has a birthday, and this is happening, you know [it’s] a very special day. I want to show my gratitude towards the technicians, to all the musicians with whom I’ve shared the stage with [and] with whom I’ve shared the studio with — the one who picks up a cable to the one who is sitting next to the console. All of those people are teachers. One is constantly learning from all of the people that affect you being onstage or [in] the recording studio. They are all teachers — really, thank you very much for your education, teachings, and your tales. In addition, I want to thank the Academy. Really, this is super neat that this is happening … thank you. And thank you to the projects [on] which I collaborated this year. They were incredible projects, incredible foundations. We had a blast in the studio. I think that’s what it’s all about: have fun, have a good time. I had a blast during those five jobs. Thanks to Joan. Thanks to Wendell for all of the hours we spent together in the studio. [I’m] truly thankful. Take care.” — Eduardo CabraThe win marks Cabra’s 23rd Latin GRAMMY of his career.  It is the second time he’s won this category. He previously won as a member of Calle 13 at the 12th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2011.Cabra (Visitante) produced Vicente García’s A La Mar, La Vida Bohéme’s La Lucha and Silvina Moreno’s Sofá, among other work this past year.Previous winners for Producer Of The Year include Sebastian Krys, Juan Luis Guerra, Sergio George, and Rafael Aracute. The other nominees in the category this year were Eduardo Bergallo, Moogie Canazio, Hamilton De Holanda, Marcos Portinari, Daniel Santiago, and Armando Manzanero. Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Email Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 17, 2017 – 11:42 am Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Song MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Read more Learn more about the Puerto Rican’s win at the 18th Latin GRAMMY AwardsTim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 3:11 pm Puerto Rican Eduardo Cabra (Calle 13) won Producer Of The Year at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards. Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Facebook Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Song “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Prev Next CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album News Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year eduardo-cabra-wins-producer-year-18th-latin-grammys Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY More 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Twitter Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Songlast_img read more

Chinas Foxconn Confirms Rs12800 Crore Boost for Make in India In Talks

first_imgTaiwanese tech giant Foxconn Technology plans to make long-term investments in India, giving a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.The company is in discussions with the Gujarat-based Adani Group and other domestic firms to establish manufacturing plants in the country.”We are very encouraged to invest in India but a decision is not final yet,” said Foxconn chairman and CEO Terry Gou, who is on an India visit for the second time in less than two months.Gou, who met PM Modi on Tuesday, said the company is “very interested” in many government programmes including Make in India, Skill India, Digital India and Clean India.”We don’t want to be just manufacturers or assemblers but we want to get the whole supply chain… We are looking at long term hi-tech investment…. from a five to 10 year view,” The Indian Express quoted Gou as saying.During his earlier visit, the chairman had said the company was planning to create minimum one million jobs in India by establishing 10-12 manufacturing units in the country by 2020.According to the Economic Times,. the investment funnelled out over the next five years will be around 2 billion (Rs 12,800 crore).Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is also looking to establish data centres and incubators in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, besides investing in domestic Internet start-ups, small and medium enterprises and handset manufacturers.Currently, Foxconn manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple and Kindle e-book readers for Amazon Inc, besides making electronic equipment for top global tech firms such as Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.Gou said Foxconn is looking to partner with billionaire Gautam Adani’s Adani Group to set up electronics manufacturing units in the country.”We will be working very closely with them,” he said, without giving any details on a “possible deal” with Adani.He also said the company is in talks with local tech companies including Micromax and Snapdeal.Gou also confirmed Foxconn’s investment in the country’s second largest e-commerce firm Snapdeal, without giving any details on the transaction, Livemint reported.A Bloomberg report on Monday said that Snapdeal is in plans to raise nearly $500 million, with Chinese Alibaba Group and Foxconn as the main investors.Without mentioning the exact locations, Gou said the company is evaluating states including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra to set up manufacturing facilities.He highlighted “logistics, supply chain, supply risk, infrastructure, particularly power, carbon emissions and land acquisition” as some of the concerns for the company to set up “manufacturing and exporting facilities in India.”last_img read more

Bharti Airtel Q4 beats estimates as more customers pay for mobile internet

first_imgBharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telecoms network operator, reported a better than expected 2.8 percent rise in its fourth-quarter profits on Wednesday, boosted by a 15 percent rise in subscribers in its home market for mobile broadband services to 35.5 million.Consolidated net profit rose to 12.90 billion rupees ($194.23 million) in the quarter ended March 31, from 12.55 billion rupees a year earlier, the company said.Analysts on average had expected a net profit of 12.21 billion rupees, according to a Reuters poll.Bharti Airtel, headed by Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal, said total revenues rose 8.4 percent to 249.6 billion rupees.Separately the company also approved a share buyback of 14.34 billion rupees.India has over 1 billion mobile phone users, making it the second biggest market behind China, and the market for mobile internet services is growing fast as only a third of phone users already have smart phones.Over 100 million smart phones were sold in India last year and that number is expected to grow by over 25 percent this year while network operators are investing heavily in providing 4G broadband.In the last two months alone Bharti has spent about $1.2 billion on buying radio spectrum to expand its 4G service.last_img read more

Euro 2016 Five companies benefiting from the tournament

first_imgEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all managed to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016, with optimism high that they can progress further. Wales and Northern Ireland face each other in Paris on 25 June, guaranteeing one of them a place in the quarter finals. England on the other hand will fancy their chances against an Iceland team ranked 34th in the world when they meet two days later.Who could benefit from continued home nations success?Looking at the business world, there are a number of areas where companies could profit from a good run by the three home nation teams. I would concentrate on companies in the following areas:Sports retail: i.e. companies selling replica shirts, balls and footwear.Branded sportswear makers: those making the official replica kits and football paraphernalia.Pub chains: judging from the crowds in the pubs every time a home nations game is on the television, pubs should clearly benefit.Bookmakers: football betting has clearly been a huge winner from the Euros.Media: Bigger TV audiences for Euro 2016 games mean bumper advertising revenues for the TV companies showing the games.Takeaway food: Pizzas for sharing and other takeaway food are much in demand for football nights in with friends.1) Sports retailers: JD Sports, Sports DirectThe most obvious beneficiaries are the sports retailers JD Sports (UK code: JD.) and Sports Direct (UK code: SPD).In fact, JD Sports even stated just last week that they had been recently benefiting from a further boost to sales from the Uefa Euro 2016 Tournament, which has boosted their profitability.Sports Direct has been in the news this month as founder Mike Ashley appeared in front of a House of Commons committee to discuss the groups controversial employment practices. But this has probably taken the limelight away from what should be a strong trading performance for the retailer this summer.And let us not forget, later on this summer we also have another huge sporting event, the Rio Olympic Games, which could trigger further enthusiasm for sports in general, including disciplines where Team GB have been traditionally strong like track and road cycling (think Halfords, UK code HFD).2) Sportswear makers: AdidasWho makes the kit for the Wales football team? The sports brand Adidas which is listed on the Xetra Stock Exchange in Germany (German code: ADS), who also make the official Euro tournament football.Just like JD Sports, Adidas has performed strongly in share price terms since the beginning of 2015, up nearly 100% over the last year and a half (Chart 1).3) Pub chains: JD Wetherspoon, Greene KingPubs around the country have been full to brimming every time a home nation game has been shown – that has got to be good news for pub chains such as JD Wetherspoon (UK code: JDW) and Greene King (UK code: GNK).As an example of the boost to pub drink sales, Welsh pubs recorded an impressive 41% rise in takings between 5pm and midnight on the night of the Wales-England football game, compared to an average Thursday in June. In England, the equivalent increase was 32%, so good, but not as good as in Wales.4) Bookmakers: William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, LadbrokesBookmakers should be making hay from the Euro 2016 championships, judging by the avalanche on in-play online betting advertisements that are shown at each half-time.The three main listed UK bookmakers are: Paddy Power Betfair (UK code: PPB), William Hill (UK code: WMH) and Ladbrokes (UK code: LAD).Online betting rivals Bwin has previously stated it expected the Euro 2016 tournament to drive its growth this year.5) Media (Advertising): ITVWell, the TV broadcasting rights for the Euros are being shared by the BBC and ITV. So, the longer the Home Nations remain in the tournament, the better for ITVs (UK code: ITV) advertising revenues.Back in March at the time of their last results announcement, the TV broadcaster predicted it would outperform the UK TV advertising market this year, boosted in particular by strong advertising revenues around Euro 2016.Note that ITV is being forecast strong growth in pre-tax profits over the next three years, as a function of advertising growth as well as growth in sales of its TV productions.6) Takeaway Food: Dominos Pizza, Just EatOn those football nights when you want to share some quick and easy food with your mates while gathered around the box, takeaway food specialists Dominos Pizza UK (UK code: DOM) and Just Eat (code: JE.) should profit from a boom in online and telephone orders.Dominos Pizza UK, which runs all the franchises in the UK, has enjoyed a phenomenal run of growth over the last few years, posting 16% growth in sales in 2015 (Chart 3).Of all of these companies, I find both Sports Direct and ITV of particular interest, as I expect them to continue to generate decent growth while currently trading at attractive valuation levels.last_img read more

Nauert ends bid for US envoy role to UN

first_imgIn this file photo US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert arrives for the release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on 29 May 2018, in the Press Briefing Room at the US state department in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPFormer Fox News anchor and state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday that she has withdrawn from consideration to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.”The past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw,” Nauert said in a statement.The abrupt statement, issued in the evening of a holiday weekend, came after weeks of often mocking criticism of the nomination of Nauert, who had no foreign policy experience until two years ago when she was named state department spokeswoman.Opponents questioned whether Nauert, despite her poise at the podium, had the gravitas and skill to go head-to-head on complex international issues with seasoned diplomats from adversaries such as Russia.President Donald Trump, an avid viewer of conservative-leaning Fox News where Nauert was once an anchor on morning show “Fox and Friends,” told reporters in December that he wanted her to be UN ambassador.Her nomination, however, was never formally submitted to the senate and she has vanished for over two months as she prepared for a confirmation hearing — and, eventually, the top diplomatic job.With Trump’s Republican Party in control of the Senate, her nomination had not seemed to be in serious risk, barring any disclosure that had not been made public.State department spokesman Robert Palladino said that Trump would put forward a new name “soon.”The UN post has been vacant since the start of the year after Nikki Haley, a former governor seen as a rising star in Republican politics, decided to leave after two years in the position.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Nauert in a statement, saying that he had “great respect” for her “personal” decision to withdraw.last_img read more

Deadly Fire At Crosby Chemical Plant Raises Legal And Safety Questions

first_imgHarris County Sheriff Ed GonzalezA smoke plume is seen in Crosby where a fire broke out at a chemical facility on April 2, 2019. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Tuesday’s explosion at a KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, Texas killed one and injured two. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a petition against KMCO alleging violations of the Clean Air Act, but KMCO’s legal issues won’t end there.Separate from Tuesday’s explosion and fire, KMCO is currently in violation of the Clean Water Act, and has had a host of other recent offenses, including violations of the Clean Air Act and a hazardous waste statute, the Houston Chronicle reported.Tracey Hester of the University of Houston Law Center told Houston Matters that a facility’s record plays into the potential liability it may face in the wake of a disaster.“Just speaking generally, absolutely — a facility that has a record of prior violations, particularly the same kind of violations, escalates its legal exposure,” Hester said. “At the very least, most statutes provide that repeat violations have bigger potential penalties associated with them.”Facilities with a history of violations have a harder time renewing the permits they need to operate and must face more inspections from regulators, according to Hester. That history could also play into potential criminal charges against decision-makers at KMCO.“At the end of the day, it is very clearly — on both the federal and state levels — a major factor in deciding whether to bring a criminal action,” Hester said.Safety concernsTuesday’s explosion also raised questions regarding safety protocols. “Major chemical incidents like this can be prevented by applying process safety management principles,” said Rachel Meidl, a fellow in Energy and Environment at Rice’s Baker Institute.She said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the main entity tasked with protecting workers.OSHA outlines 14 principles in total. Some of those principles include documented operating procedures, adequate training for both employees and contractors, and process hazard analysis — when engineers predict what might happen during a failure.KMCO worker Randy Villalobos told ABC13 that he didn’t hear any announcements or alarms. Instead, an operator told him to get out. And when he finally got to the fence, he had to crawl underneath. The gate was locked.According to Meidl, that shouldn’t happen.“There are elements of the process safety management system that would catch that, so clearly there was a breakdown,” Meidl said.The US Chemical Safety Board is investigating the incident. After an investigation, they issue recommendations for the industry as a whole to help prevent similar disasters. center_img Share X 00:00 /07:00last_img read more

White LEDs with superhigh luminous efficacy could satisfy all general lighting needs

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Researchers from the Nichia Corporation in Tokushima, Japan, have set an ambitious goal: to develop a white LED that can replace every interior and exterior light bulb currently used in homes and offices. The properties of their latest white LED – a luminous flux of 1913 lumens and a luminous efficacy of 135 lumens per watt at 1 amp – enable it to emit more light than a typical 20-watt fluorescent bulb, as well as more light for a given amount of power. With these improvements, the researchers say that the new LED can replace traditional fluorescent bulbs for all general lighting applications, and also be used for automobile headlights and LCD backlighting. Design improvements All three white LEDs are based on a blue LED die, which is coated with a yellow phosphor to achieve a wider emission spectrum. When blue emission from the LED die mixes with the yellow fluorescence from the phosphor, the device produces white light. Since the red part of the emitted spectrum was initially low, the researchers also added some red phosphor to enhance the red emission and create a more balanced spectra. Overall, the researchers noted that the color reproduction in this design is the highest of all white light sources.To optimize the luminous efficacy, the researchers focused on a key problem of LEDs: the electrodes tend to absorb some of the light that could otherwise exit the device and increase its luminosity. To reduce absorption at the electrode, the researchers used an indium-tin oxide contact as one of the electrodes, and also used a patterned sapphire substrate to scatter the light so that it could more efficiently exit the device. The researchers also optimized the device to reduce the operating voltage from 3.08 to 2.80 V.With these design improvements and the resulting enhancements in luminous efficacy, the new white LEDs provide further evidence that solid-state lighting can meet a wide variety of our future lighting requirements. Narukawa said that, although these LEDs are expensive compared to commercialized LEDs, he predicts that the price will come down in the future. He also plans to further enhance the luminous efficacy of the white LEDs for general lighting applications. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. The cross-sectional structure of (a) a conventional LED and (b) a new high efficacy LED with the patterned sapphire substrate and ITO contact as p-type electrode, which reduce the optical absorption and improve the extraction efficiency. Credit: Yuko Narukawa, et al. The Nichia researchers, Yukio Narukawa, et al., have published the results in a recent study in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. The team fabricated three types of high-luminous efficacy white LEDs, each of which utilized a variety of improvements in device structure to improve their luminosity, or brightness, and reduce their operating voltage.The researchers focused on two measurement criteria. One was luminous flux (measured in lumens), which measures the light’s luminosity as perceived by the human eye, whose sensitivity varies for different wavelengths. The second criteria was luminous efficacy (measured in lumens per watt), which measures the amount of luminous flux achieved with a given amount of power. By the numbersBriefly looking at the history of a few different types of light sources helps provide some context for the LED’s recent rapid progress. The incandescent bulb, which was developed in 1879, had an initial luminous efficacy of 1.5 lm/W, which improved to 16 lm/W over the next 130 years. Fluorescent bulbs, first developed in 1938, achieved a luminosity increase of 50 to 100 lm/W over the next 60 years. The progress of white LEDs is much more pronounced: since their commercialization in 1996, white LEDs’ luminous efficacy has increased from 5 lm/W to today’s commercial white LED of 150 lm/W, the highest luminous efficacy of all white light sources. The theoretical limit for white LEDs is about 260-300 lm/W.Now, the Nichia researchers have taken the white LED’s luminous efficacy a step further, achieving values as high as 265 lm/W at 5 mA of current, or 249 lm/W at 20 mA, values that nearly reach the theoretical limit. However, the downside of this specific design is that the luminous flux is quite low, about 14.4 lm. By modifying the design, the researchers demonstrated two other white LEDs: one with values of 203 lm and 183 lm/W at 350 mA, and one (as mentioned above) with values of 1913 lm and 135 lm/W at 1 A. This last white LED was fabricated by connecting four high-power blue LED dies in series. More information: Yukio Narukawa, et al. “White light emitting diodes with super-high luminous efficacy.” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010) 354002 (6pp). DOI:10.1088/0022-3727/43/35/354002• PhysOrg.com iPhone / iPad Apps• PhysOrg.com Audio Podcasts / iTunes• PhysOrg.com Android apps (new version available)• Join PhysOrg.com on Facebook!• Follow PhysOrg.com on Twitter!center_img Explore further Citation: White LEDs with super-high luminous efficacy could satisfy all general lighting needs (2010, August 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-white-super-high-luminous-efficacy.html The history of luminous efficacy in different types of lighting shows the rapid improvements in white LEDs. The years in which the white light sources were developed are also shown. Credit: Yukio Narukawa, et al. Universal Display First to Achieve 30 Lumens Per Watt White OLED This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

CCIC promotes Indian craft

first_imgIn an endeavour to promote Indian handicrafts and the spirit of craftsmanship, Central Cottage Industries Corporation (CCIC) has organised an exhibition cum sale titled ‘Sculpted Renditions’ – of an exquisite collection of sculptures and artefacts in its showroom at Janpath, New Delhi.The exhibition will be open to view from 10 am till 7 pm every day until September 16.One can browse through some of the finest masterpieces of traditional Indian dexterity. The exhibition showcases a vast collection of statuettes, figurines, and replicas of our ancient mythological deities with intricate works in stones, bronze, and wood craft. A Special display of ‘Lord Ganesha’ has also been put on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe ongoing exhibition is an initiative by CCIC in order to promote Indian crafts, encourage the craftspersons and to present their creations with a view to increase the awareness about handmade sculptures and artefacts to a wider audience.Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd. (CCIC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Textiles is engaged in the promotion and retail marketing of best of authentic Indian Handloom and Handicraft products through its showrooms in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata Hyderabad, Patna, and Varanasi.CCIC sources its merchandise directly from, weavers, master weavers, craftsperson, Shilpgurus, National Awardees, and Clusters. CCIC is dedicated to the development of Indian crafts and craft person, providing a unique platform for showcasing their art.last_img read more

5 Tips to Protect Your Business From Hackers

first_img Last year will go down as the year of the security breach.Reports of attacks and breaches made headlines across the world as many companies learned firsthand the damage a high-profile breach can inflict on a brand. Of the several lessons learned, the biggest may be that security needs to be top-of-mind for any online business — regardless of size.In fact, small companies stand to lose the most because they typically lack the dedicated security staff and expertise of a business ranked in the top half of the Fortune 500. While breaches at smaller companies may not make the headlines — if they’re detected at all — the sheer number of small e-commerce sites in operation is just too tempting for hackers to ignore.A recent study found that not only do the number of bots (automated applications that crawl and scan websites) on the Internet outnumber human visitors, but smaller websites actually receive a disproportionately higher percentage of automated bot visitors — up to 80 percent of all traffic on sites with fewer than 1,000 visitors a day. Malicious bots probe sites for vulnerabilities, effectively automating web hacking.The rise of automation has broadened the scope of attacks, making small businesses just as vulnerable as Home Depot or Target. Today, all online businesses are at risk. You don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company to protect your business and customers from malfeasance. The following are simple measures any business owner can take to thwart attacks and prevent breach.Related: Is Your Company’s Data Safe in the Cloud? (Infographic)1. Mind the gapsVulnerabilities are just that: exploitable weaknesses that allow attackers to penetrate systems. Fortunately, many of these vulnerabilities are well known and easy to patch. Specifically, there are two vulnerabilities all e-commerce business owners should be aware of: SQL and Cross Site Scripting (XXS).Many sites, based on how their e-commerce application was built, are vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. Criminals probe web applications with SQL queries to try to extract information from the e-commerce database.Cross Site Scripting attacks can occur when applications take untrusted data from users and send it to web browsers without properly validating or “treating” that data to ensure it isn’t malicious. XSS can be used to take over user accounts, change website content or redirect visitors to malicious websites without their knowledge.Because attacks on these vulnerabilities are directed at web application, a web application firewall (WAF) very effective in preventing them.2. Denial of serviceSome criminals are taking a brute force approach and flooding websites with traffic to take them offline — called a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. For e-commerce sites, a DDoS attack has a direct impact on revenue. A single DDoS can cost more than $400,000, with some sources reporting costs of up to $40,000 per hour. With attacks ranging from mere hours to several days, no business can afford the risk of a DDoS attack.Often times these attacks are accompanied by a ransom note demanding funds to stop the DDoS attack; other times the attack is merely a smokescreen, giving hackers time to probe the site for vulnerabilities.In either case, rather than fall prey to extortionists, e-commerce sites should enlist DDoS protection to detect and mitigate the attack before it impacts their bottom line. DDoS protection is often available from hosting providers, so small businesses can ask their website hoster for options.3. Two-factor authenticationStolen or compromised user credentials are a common cause of breaches. eBay reported that cyber attackers compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials, allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporate network. Criminals use social engineering, phishing, malware and other means to guess or capture usernames and passwords. In other cases, attackers target administrators, whom they discover on social networks, using spear phishing attacks to obtain sensitive data.Related: Why Your Password is Hackerbait (Infographic)Stopping this problem is as simple as implementing two-factor authentication. This second factor is usually a code generated via an app or received via text on a phone owned by the user. Two-factor authentication has been around for a while, but just as better smartphone cameras opened up a whole new market of photo editing and sharing applications, so too has the escalation in breaches increased the number of options for two-factor authentication.Today, there are a number of great two-factor authentication solutions that are both easier to use and very effective at keeping hackers out. Many are free, including Google Authenticator, and are packaged as handy apps on smartphones. With the increasing risk of breach, it’s more important than ever that any application dealing with customer data be protected by two-factor authentication.4. Scan your siteWeb scanners are an important tool for detecting the SQL injection vulnerabilities and XSS mentioned above, as well as a host of other vulnerabilities. Information from these scanners can be used to assess the security posture of an e-commerce website, providing insights for engineers on how to remediate vulnerabilities at the code level or tune a WAF to protect against the specific vulnerabilities.However, in order to be effective, businesses need to use them regularly. It’s important to subscribe to a service that scans on a periodic basis — not every three years.5. Keep your ‘friends’ closeAccording to research by the Ponemon institute, third party providers — hosters, payment processors, call centers, shredders — have a significant impact on breach likelihood and scope. You wouldn’t trust your money to a bank without rigorous, proven security measures in place. Nor should you trust a software vendor without security practices in place.When seeking new providers, make sure they’re compliant with security best practices like the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and cloud-security certification SSAE16. Don’t be intimidated to ask cloud software vendors how they’re managing security and what certifications they have. If they have none, you should think twice about working with them.Don’t overlook this. No matter how good the product, if the software introduces risk to your business, it’s not worth it.Today the risk of data breach is greater than ever, for large and small businesses alike. But security does not have to be complicated. By using the right tools, partnering with the right vendors and implementing safeguards, online businesses can reduce risk and keep out of the headlines.Related: Sometimes Hackers Just Want to Embarrass You April 10, 2015 Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Now 6 min readlast_img read more