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first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT SHARE September 17, 2017 × COMMENTS cricket Published on bl17_Dhoni Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today completed the coveted landmark of 100 international half—centuries across all three formats with an innings of 79 against Australia in the first ODI, here today.The 36-year-old Dhoni is now the 13th cricketer in the history of international cricket to complete a ton of 50’s.Among Indians, he is fourth after Sachin Tendulkar (164), Rahul Dravid (146) and Sourav Ganguly (107).It was Dhoni’s 66th ODI half-century in his 302nd One- dayer, apart from 33 that he got in 90 Tests and the one in 78 T20 Internationals.Dhoni now has 9,737 runs in ODIs and requires 263 more runs to complete the 10,000—run milestone in the 50—over format. bl17_Dhonilast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL Eliminator New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroze Shah Kotla ground, here today.Sunrisers Hyderabad:D Warner b K Yadav 28S Dhawan b Morkel 10 M Henriques c & b K Yadav 31 Y Singh b Holder 44 D Hooda run out 21B Cutting st Uthappa b K Yadav 0 N Ojha c Uthappa b Holder 7 B Kumar c Pandey b Morkel 1 B Sharma not out 14 B Sran not out 0 Extras (B-1, LB-1, WD-4) 6Total (For 8 wickets in 20 overs) 162 Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-71, 3-71, 4-120, 5-124, 6-145, 7-147, 8-161.Bowling: Y Pathan 3-0-17-0, M Morkel 4-0-31-2, S Narine 4-0-35-0, J Holder4-0-33-2, K Yadav 4-0-35-3, R Sathish 1-0-9-0. More PTI AT ATlast_img read more


first_imgIndia Blue inched closer to clinch the Duleep Trophy tournament after taking a massive 337-run lead in the first innings against India Red on the penultimate day of the summit clash at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Monday.Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja’s immaculate bowling not only earned him five wickets but also helped the India Blue side restrict India Red to just 356 in their first essay. (Enjoying my game under ‘matured’ Virat Kohli: Amit Mishra to India Today)Resuming the day at 16/2, India Red crumbled under pressure despite some brave knocks from Gurkeerat Singh Mann (57) and Stuart Binny (98).Leg spinner Amit Mishra also entertained the crowd, scoring 65 while chinaman Kuldeep Yadav got 59 to offer some resistance after skipper Yuvraj Singh (17), Shikhar Dhawan (29) and Abhinav Mukund (2) failed to put up a fight. (Pujara double ton helps India Blue take upper hand in Duleep Trophy final)After deciding not to enforce the follow-on, India Blue ended the day on 1 for 0 in their second essay.Both Yuvraj and Dhawan started cautiously but fell in quick succession to leave the team reeling before Gurkeerat and Binny fought back, each registering a fifty. The right-handed duo managed to add 63 runs for the fifth wicket before the Punjab batsman was undone by a beauty from Jadeja. (Strike rate never an issue, I always play with responsibility: Cheteshwar Pujara to India Today)Left out of the Test squad earlier in the day, for the three matches against New Zealand, Binny went on to prove the selectors a point, by stitching another solid stand with Ankush Bains (16), worth 63, to keep the team moving forward.advertisementBinny, looking for his first first-class ton since 2014, fell two short of a well deserved century when he was trapped in front by Jadeja.With the team tottering, Mishra and Yadav frustrated the India Blue bowlers with a 86-run partnership, the highest stand of the innings. But Mishra fell with eight overs to go in the day, caught at long-off trying to slog Karn Sharma while Yadav departed soon after as the India Red team’s innings folded at 356.Despite a massive lead, Gambhir surprised one and all by walking into the middle along with fellow opener Mayank Agarwal as the duo remained unbeaten on 1/0 when stumps were drawn for the day.Brief Scores: India Blue 693/6 declared (Cheteshwar Pujara 256 not out, Sheldon Jackson 134; Amit Mishra 2-171) and 1/0 lead India Red 356 (Stuart Binny 98, Mishra 65; Ravindra Jadeja 5-95) by 338 runs.last_img read more


first_imgThe Indian market loves SUVs and one manufacturer which is cashing in on that sentiment is Hyundai. After the recent success of the Creta and the Santa Fe, the company has now launched the third generation of the Tucson in the country. In terms of price and size, the Tucson sits right in between the Creta and the Santa Fe.ALSO READ: Hyundai Tucson launched in India; prices begin at Rs 18.99 lakh The Tucson, now in its third generation, has adopted Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy and looks sharper than ever before. The front end is unique with a three-tier light console comprising of dual barrel projector lamps with integrated static cornering lights, a fog lamp unit and a day time running light. The large chrome hexagonal grille makes it unmistakably a Hyundai. In profile, too, there are plenty of plastic claddings to ensure the rough look. At the back the wraparound tail lamps are attractive too. Inside, the new Tucson look bright thanks to the dual tone treatment. The dash is large and spacious and there are plenty of cubby holes and bottle holders strewn around the cockpit. The all new touch screen infotainment device also supports Android and Apple Car Play. When it comes to features, there are plenty found in the Tucson and my favourite by far is the electric tail gate which automatically operates with gesture movements from the outside. The same can be operated from within the cabin and from the key well. Once open the boot is large and intrusion free.advertisementALSO READ: Hyundai Tucson SUV October 24 launch postponed to NovemberThe Tucson is available in both petrol and diesel guise. We were driving the 2.0-litre diesel powered automatic version which churns out 185bhp and 400Nm of torque. The first thing which impressed us is the NVH package. The engine is barely audible from inside the cabin and even on the move one will be hardpressed to realise that there is big diesel engine under the bonnet. There are three drive modes and putting the SUV in Sport mode surely changes the feel and the driver can feel the punch. However one surely gets to feel the power thanks to the brilliant tug it offers. The gearbox too is seamless and works well even when the foot is pressed hard down. The Tucson is also endowed with a good ride and handling package. The suspension sits at a sweet spot where it absorbs bumps well and at the same time there is minimal bodyroll. The steering feels well weighed and offers ample feedback and at the same time is not very heavy and this means tight city spots are not going to be a problem.ALSO READ: Hyundai Tucson coming to India on October 24The Tucson is all set to be a worthy adversory to the Creta and the Santa Fe and is a perfect SUV to buy in its segment.last_img read more


first_imgFilters are great for a lot of things — they give us clean air, clean water, and playlists on Pandora that know to not play “Milkshake” by Kelis, no matter what. Sometimes, though, leaving something unfiltered can be even better (not in the case of air, though, filtered air is always going to be better). Unfiltered beers are produced by countless breweries around the world and many distilleries do not chill filter their whiskey, leaving in important compounds that produce flavor. One category that you may not have heard of before, though, is unfiltered wine.It makes sense when you think about it. If an unfiltered beer or whiskey (or an unfiltered coffee) has more flavors than its filtered counterpart, the same principle should apply to wine. Thankfully, it does.Take Newton Vineyard’s Unfiltered Chardonnay, for example. Newton, which is located in the Napa Valley, has been producing (and are seen by many as one of the American pioneers of) unfiltered wines for 40 years.When you filter or fine a wine, you are removing the yeast and other sediment that has collected during fermentation. (Filtering a wine means passing it through a literal filter; fining means adding a substance to the wine that creates bonds with other substances that are not wanted in the final product). These processes produce a crystal-clear wine, which is pretty to look at, but depending on who you speak to, may not be fully expressive of the wine as it was before filtering because you are literally taking certain elements out of it.For their 2014 vintage, for example, Newton used indigenous yeasts and barrel-fermented their Chardonnay instead of fermenting it in a steel tank. The wine was then aged for 12  months in 30-percent new French Oak barrels. During the aging process, every barrel was hand stirred on a weekly basis to re-suspend the sediment. This helps protect the wine from oxidation and works to create more complexity, as opposed to letting the yeast and other sediment merely fall to the bottom and form a cake. Once aging was completed, the wines were blended and bottled.What this process produces is an intense, complex, and slightly hazy wine. Not only will you get fig, grapefruit, and pear on the nose, but also vanilla and a little bit of spice. On the palate, you find lemon curd marzipan, and white peach. A natural acidity plays against the creamy mouthfeel in a way you wouldn’t necessarily get in a different Chardonnay that has been filtered.If you’re looking to step outside of your usual wine-buying habits, it’ll be worth the trip to the store (or the winery, why not? Field trip!) to pick up a bottle or  two of unfiltered Chardonnay. Then, after you finish those, Newton also makes unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay retails for around $60. The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noir Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more


first_imgNova Scotia has received feedback on its proposed cap and trade program to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The comments were in response to a provincial discussion paper outlining principles and design options for the program, as well as feedback received during more than 50 meetings earlier this year with individuals and representatives of industry, business, associations, academia, non-governmental organizations and municipalities. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change, having already reached the federal 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target,” said Iain Rankin, Minister of Environment. “That success is attributed to investments made in the electricity sector and actions taken by Nova Scotians to reduce their carbon footprint. “A new cap and trade program will continue to protect the environment by placing limits on how much industry can emit, while also protecting the pocketbooks of Nova Scotians.” The program is being designed as part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change with the federal government. Next steps include introducing legislation and regulations this fall to enable the implementation of the cap and trade program. Stakeholders will continue to be consulted on the proposed regulations. A summary of comments is available at climatechange.novascotia.ca.last_img read more


first_imgLucknow: Alleging that “jungle-raj” was prevailing in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav met Governor Ram Naik on Saturday over the poor law and order situation and asked him to “wake up” the Yogi Adityanath government as he used to do during the SP regime. “The Governor used to intervene on law and order earlier (during SP regime). It was said that there were only Yadav officers…Now there is hardly any Yadav SP or DM. We have requested him (Governor) to wake up the government and give direction to control the prevailing ‘jungle-raj’,” the SP chief told reporters after meeting the Governor. He, along with senior party leader Ahmad Hasan, gave a memorandum to the Governor and sought his intervention to check deteriorating law and order situation in the state. “Bar council chairperson is being murdered in her chamber. There is murder in jail…How these are happening? The state government is responsible,” he said. Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh was allegedly shot dead on Agra court premises on Wednesday by a lawyer who then tried to kill himself.last_img read more


first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. — As Jessica Sherman flips through a photo album documenting the short life of her cousin, Harwin Baringh, she stops at an image of him as a young boy reaching out to the camera. She begins to sob at the sight of him looking so vulnerable, like a baby who wants to be held.“Whenever I see that picture, it’s like a cry for justice,” Sherman says, sitting on a couch in the home of Baringh’s parents in Abbotsford, B.C. “It just sucks because you’re not able to do anything. Making peace with justice not being served is really difficult.”Baringh was 18 on Oct. 2, 2014, when Sherman says he took $20 from his grandmother to buy food. Hours later he was found shot dead, slumped over in the driver’s seat of a Jeep. No one has been charged in his death but police have connected it to gang violence.The young man’s death shattered his close-knit family, who insist to this day he was not a gangster. Some might assume they’re naive or in denial, but experts have questioned whether “gang” is the right term in B.C. and others note that even peripheral involvement can get youth killed. And regardless of its accuracy, the “gangster” label causes pain for families who knew their loved ones as more than just names in a police news release.Sherman lived in Calgary at the time of Baringh’s death and she recalls that a family member initially told her he was expected to survive. She booked the next flight to the Lower Mainland, but while in line for the plane she learned he was already dead.“I just remember my legs giving out in that moment,” she says.As the eldest of seven cousins who saw each other as siblings, Sherman felt responsible for Baringh. A photograph on his parents’ mantle shows her fastening his cufflinks before his graduation. He planned to join her in Calgary the next year to study accounting. He was a good kid, she says, who worked a summer job picking berries, excelled at wrestling and had no criminal record.Over the years, Sherman has tried to piece together the circumstances of the shooting. She has learned that Baringh had befriended someone involved in the drug trade — a guy she says he just saw as his “buddy,” not a dangerous gang associate. She firmly believes the bullets were meant for someone else.“With young South Asian men, what I’ve been finding is that they’ve all been paint-brushed and all labelled the same thing,” Sherman says.“Yeah, sometimes, we are who our associates are. But sometimes that association doesn’t define us. So the way that he was killed, the way that his life was taken away, does not define him. That’s not who he was.”The provincial director of civil forfeiture seized two vehicles seen speeding away from the scene, saying in court documents they were linked to a “violent ongoing gang conflict.” The court documents say Baringh was associated with the Chahil crime group and was confronted by members of the rival Dhaliwal group the night he died.Abbotsford police have said Baringh was the first murder victim in the Townline Hill conflict, which involved two groups of about 40 men in total that were fighting over drug territory, and which has since expanded across the Lower Mainland.Keiron McConnell, a police officer and Kwantlen University professor, questions why the term “gang” is used in B.C. when those involved in violence are unlike gang members elsewhere. The youth in B.C.’s conflict are typically not poor, marginalized or uneducated, and the groups they’re forming are often multi-ethnic and not geographically based.Nonetheless, the terms have been embraced to describe the bloodshed in suburban neighbourhoods, and observers say the violence is getting more extreme.“We’ve had young people die who are very marginally involved, even on the fringes of things,” says Jordan Buna, a former gang member and anti-gang advocate.Sherman is also not alone in criticizing the stereotyping of young South Asian men. While South Asians are over-represented in the conflict relative to their population size, most gang-related attempted murder and murder victims are white in B.C.She has tried to channel her grief toward change as director of operations for the Abbotsford chapter of KidsPlay Foundation. The non-profit group aims to keep kids out of gangs through sports tournaments, conferences and other projects.As Sherman speaks about her cousin, Baringh’s mother and grandmother frequently wander into the room with tears in their eyes, pressing old photographs into her hands or reminding her in Punjabi of stories they want to share about him.“He was a lion,” Sherman says. “He was fiercely loyal, protective of his family and friends and just so brave, so committed, so determined.“Unfortunately, in a young, vulnerable South Asian man, those qualities can sometimes be exploited by the wrong people.”— Follow @ellekane and @amysmart1 on Twitter.Laura Kane and Amy Smart, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


London – Ilhan Omar became the first Somali-American woman to be elected as legislator in Minnesota. The former refugee moved to the United States aged 12, after living in a Kenyan refugee camp, after her and her family fled from the Somali civil war.The 34-year-old told local paper StarTribue that: “It’s the beginning of something new. This district has a legacy of making history.” Her win comes the same day that Donald Trump – a man who called for a ban of Muslims in the US – won the US Presidential election.Aside from her political activities, Ms Omar is also director of policy at Women Organizing Women Network – a group that seeks to empower women, especially immigrant women, to become active citizens and change makers.For Omar, she believes her representation is a way to break barriers and build stronger communities within Minnesota and elsewhere in the US.“For me, this is my country, this is for my future, for my children’s future and for my grandchildren’s future to make our democracy more vibrant, more inclusive, more accessible and transparent which is going to be useful for all of us,” she said.Her victory can come as solace to those who were shocked and disheartened by Trump’s victory, as the US will not see its first women President. read more


The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations office in Guinea-Bissau until 31 December 2011, while voicing deep concern at the continuing instability in the country. The UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), established by the Council in 2009 as the successor to an earlier UN mission, is tasked with promoting stability in the West African nation, which has been beset by coups and political instability since it became independent in the early 1970s. In the resolution that was unanimously adopted today, the Council voiced concern about the lack of civilian oversight and control of the armed forces and the continued detentions without due process of law that followed the events of 1 April.On that day, troops under the command of the then-Deputy Chief of General Staff, Major General António N´djai, took control of the armed forces’ headquarters, detaining the Chief of General Staff, Vice Admiral José Zamora Induta, and briefly holding Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Júnior.The Council urged members of the armed forces to respect constitutional order, civilian rule and oversight, as well as the rule of law and human rights.The 15-member body also urged the armed forces to refrain from any interference in political issues, to guarantee the security of the national institutions, as well as the population in general, and to fully participate in the reform of the defence and security sector.In his latest report on Guinea-Bissau, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged both the civilian and military leadership to show commitment to achieving long-lasting stability in the country, and to restore the rule of law by fighting impunity and curbing organized crime.He also called on the Guinea-Bissau’s leadership to forge a national consensus on the best way to ensure the stabilization for the country. 23 November 2010The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations office in Guinea-Bissau until 31 December 2011, while voicing deep concern at the continuing instability in the country. read more


In a statement released at the Mission’s headquarters in Sarajevo, UNMIBH said the country had witnessed “a victory for peace, tolerance and reconciliation. Today’s events represent one more step to begin turning some of the darkest pages of this country’s history.”The ceremony included the Srebrenica Commemoration and the laying of a marker stone for the Potacari Memorial and Cemetery, six years after thousands of innocent civilians seeking refuge in Srebrenica, a UN-designated safe area, were murdered, and thousands of others forcibly relocated as a result of the policy of ethnic cleansing. It was one of the worst civilian massacres in Europe since the end of the Second World War. In its statement, UNMIBH affirmed its support for the speedy arrest of all war criminals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and rejected the “dangerous culture” of collective guilt that leads to further cycles of intolerance.”Individuals, not entire ethnic or religious groups must answer for barbaric crimes committed,” the statement said. “Until the guilty are punished, the innocent cannot be absolved.” read more


In an article published Wednesday — “Was Lionel Messi Tired?” — we proposed that Messi’s sometimes-criticized “work rate” — the fact that he appears to cover less distance on the field per minute than just about any non-goalkeeper — might actually be an important part of what makes him as good as he is.It’s a counterintuitive possibility and would fly in the face of conventional wisdom, as well as decades of soccer coaching. But at the very least, it deserves to be considered.And this wouldn’t be the first time the conventional wisdom seemed lacking with regard to Messi.For example, Messi hardly ever uses “crossing passes” to set up other players. Such passes have traditionally been considered a cornerstone of soccer offense, and empirically they’re still the dominant method of delivering the ball into the penalty area. In the Opta play-by-play data set, about 42 percent of such deliveries are crosses, yet Messi has eschewed them as far back as our data goes (his comparable rate is less than 10 percent).Meanwhile, recent research suggests that crossing passes aren’t as good as people have long thought. Cursory analysis supports those findings: Non-cross passes into the penalty area seem to lead to goals slightly more often than crosses.But even if we assume the balance between crosses and not crosses was optimal, there would seem to be an even better reason why Messi doesn’t use them: comparative advantage. Although he’s good and productive when he uses crosses, he’s even better when he doesn’t. The following chart compares regular open-play (non-set-piece) passes into the penalty area by Messi and by everyone, from crosses and not-crosses:There’s this thing that everyone does that’s supposedly super-important. Except that it’s not as good as people think it is. And though Messi’s good at it, he’s better at something else. So he does that instead.Just how rare is it to cross so little?This sort of thing is style-dependent. Barcelona runs a more possession-based offense (crosses are the favored technique of the up-down, attacking-style soccer traditionally favored by England), yet Barca players other than Messi use crosses to deliver to the penalty area about 30 percent of the time — much, much closer to the 42 percent average of teams in the big five soccer leagues than to Messi’s rate.Messi also plays in the center above the box, which means he’s in position to cross less often. But this is true of many players, and Messi makes more non-cross passes and fewer cross passes (relatively) than anyone (including even midfielders):Much like how Messi “takes on” more defenders than anyone — because he’s better at it than anyone — on non-cross passes into the penalty area, Messi has an edge he likes, so he hammers it and hammers it and hammers it. read more


A Port Kaituma miner was on Thursday jailed for 3 years and fined a sum of $30,000 after he was found guilty of having 25 grams of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on May 1, 2018.Ravi Dev Mohan, a 25-year-old father of one, plead guilty to the charge when it was read to him by City Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.On the day in question, Mohan was reportedly searched by police who were on Patrol at Four Miles, Port Kaituma.It was then that a bag containing the illegal substance was discovered and he was immediately taken into custody. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan charged for stabbing stepdaughter’s friendJune 10, 2019In “Court”‘Bun up’ charged with stealing FuelSeptember 1, 2014In “Crime”32 – Year – old charged with rape of 6 – year – oldApril 2, 2014In “Crime” read more


first_imgPreventionThe FREEPHONE is provided by Threshold, the national housing charity, on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities.When a family who is at risk of losing their private rented accommodation contacts the FREEPHONE, a number of key intervening steps will take place to include:Step 1 – Family will be assessed and intervention will take place within a 24 hour period of initial contact.Step 2- Case will be referred to appropriate visiting tenancy sustainment service for ongoing support, if required. Tenancy support services are provided in the Dublin City Council area by Dublin Simon Community and by Focus Ireland in the South Dublin County Council area, Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council area and Fingal County Council area. In addition, housing welfare officers in the four local authority housing departments will provide assistance.Step 3- If there is a clear dispute between tenant and landlord, the case will be referred to the Private Residential Tenancies for action.Step 4 – A new protocol arrangement between the four Dublin local authorities, Threshold and the Department of Social Protection will secure a speedy intervention to prevent families who are residing in private rented accommodation, who are in receipt of SWA rent supplement payments from losing their tenancies.Chairperson of Threshold Senator Aideen Hayden said, “We help over 20,000 people to address their housing problems each year. We are delighted to take a lead role in this initiative.In the midst of the current housing crisis, it is essential that all stakeholders work together to ensure vulnerable families are supported before they fall into homelessness.“A focus on prevention is – undoubtedly – the best way to address homelessness”.Read: ‘If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets’>Read: A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin last night> A CAMPAIGN HAS been launched to help families who are in danger of losing their homes in the Dublin region.The Dublin Region Homeless Executive launched the campaign on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities.The Government recently published a National Implementation Plan on Homelessness to address adult homelessness.The Dublin region said that it’s going to ensure this action is put into practice as a core element of its regional action plan.There’s been a recent increase in families presenting to homeless services for support and accommodation, the majority of which were previously accommodated in Dublin’s private rental sector.The campaign is targeted at families who may be worried about losing their private rented accommodation for the following reasons:Asked to leave rented accommodation before the lease term is over;Would like to renew lease term but worried about being able to pay, as market rents are increasingLandlord selling home or reacquiring it for personal use or for another family memberIn receipt of SWA rent supplement and rent increasing after lease termCommenting on the launch of the campaign Director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, Cathal Morgan, said:The main objective of the campaign is to encourage families who are renting and worried about losing their home to call FREEPHONE 1800 454 454 for useful advice and assistance in maintaining their tenancy.“It is critical that families contact this dedicated service for support, as soon as they realise that their tenancy may be at risk.We are working to try and ensure that families can get as much information and support as they need in order to able to retain their homes in the private rented market.last_img read more


first_imgFirefox OS is coming soon, bringing a pure web experience to the world of smartphones. The operating system has already been spotted running on Samsung hardware and even the humble Raspberry Pi, but there’s more to a successful mobile platform than the OS itself. There have to be apps at the ready, too, and those will come from the Firefox Marketplace.While it’s not yet ready for public access, someone, somewhere has been allowed to browse its shelves. The screen captures show an experience that so far displays only a handful of featured apps perched above category icons — rather than a number of pages of recommendations like the App Store or Google Play. It makes sense for Mozilla to set the store up similar to the Firefox Add-ons site, where the community takes care of surfacing install-worthy creations.There’s a search box at the ready, too, for those times when you don’t feel like browsing around the Marketplace. Suggestions are offered as you type, just as they would be from the Firefox Awesome Bar.While only free apps are on display at this point, paid apps will definitely be landing in the Marketplace too. Purchase support has been part of the Mozilla Marketplace since the early days of its development, and it would make sense for both Firefox browsers and Firefox OS to utilize the same back-end to power their app shopping experiences.It shouldn’t be too much longer before you’re able to poke around the Firefox Marketplace on your own — regardless of whether or not you’re able to get your hands on an actual partner device. Mozilla’s developing everything out in the open, after all, and the developer community will be quick to share any progress it can.More at Engadgetlast_img read more


first_img Sandals drops major bomb, makes Misick brothers look terribly suspect Recommended for you PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:beaches resort and spa, hiv prevention, monet collymore, share your christmas, tci social welfare office Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Jan 2016 – There are 112 families in the Turks and Caicos who have reported that they need help just to eat each day. There is a need for HIV/Aids patients to ensure they not only eat well, but on time. On Wednesday, Beaches Resort Villages and Spa made a move to close the gap between having and not having food at home by donating some 4,000 non-perishable food items gathered from its staff. The National HIV Prevention Unit & The Turks and Caicos Social Welfare Office in Grand Turk Pantry are the beneficiaries of the initiative which started this noble work three years ago. Monet Collymore, who heads the Beaches Environmental Health Services Department said: “Our mission is to feed unemployed single mothers and persons living with HIV & AIDS on the islands of Provo and Grand Turk.” Beaches explained that the two organizations were selected because they play crucial roles as keepers of people in need of support. The TCI Social Welfare Office assists the unemployed and under employed financially and directly impacts the lives of single mothers, children, the disabled and the elderly by providing them with monetary support and where possible, food and clothing. The HIV prevention unit assists with providing medical support services to those infected with the virus. The office also provides healthy meals to individuals on the islands of Provo and Grand Turk. The Share Your Christmas or SYC program of Beaches ran the food drive among staff from December 11 through to January 4.last_img read more


first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Increasing defense spending by almost 5 percent to $750 billion in fiscal 2020 likely is not realistic, Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, said following news reports that President Trump has reversed course and now plans to boost his budget request for national security. “It seems hard for me to imagine that we’re going to be able to get to a $750 billion defense budget in a fiscally responsible way that balances out … all the priorities of the country,” Smith, who is expected to lead the committee next year, told Politico. “But I will wait to see that argument,” he said. The Pentagon had begun crafting a $700 billion proposal at Trump’ request, which would have represented a 2 percent cut from this year’s $716 billion allocation for DOD and other components of national security.Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the higher budget request doesn’t help resolve the question as to how Congress will deal with the statutory spending cap for FY 2020. “It’s not a coherent, comprehensive approach to the budget problems,” Reed said, reported Defense News. “It’s a number here, a number there. It doesn’t deal with the underlying issue, which is sequestration, how do you relieve it for defense and nondefense, how do you fund the State Department if you’re only funding DOD and nothing else,” he said.last_img read more