India Qualify for AFC U-16 Championships With 1-1 Draw With Uzbekistan

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Tashkent: India played out a 1-1 draw against hosts Uzbekistan here on Sunday to finish on top of Group B and qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship to be held in Bahrain next year.India, coached by Bibiano Fernandes, finished on seven points from three matches — the same as Uzbekistan but qualified as group winners by virtue of better goal difference (+10) in comparison to the home team’s +3. India had earlier beaten Turkmenistan and Bahrain by identical 5-0 margins.Needing just a draw to top the group, India took the lead in the 68th minute when Sridarth tapped the ball home off a rebound.But even though the hosts levelled the scores in the 81st minute, the Indians managed to hold on to a draw and achieve their mission.This is India’s third consecutive entry into the AFC U-16 Championships and ninth overall.Soak it in, lads! You’ve been absolutely incredible! 👏🙌🇮🇳#INDUZB ⚔️ #BackTheBlue 💙 #IndianFootball ⚽ #AFCU16— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 22, 2019 Since 2011, this is India’s fourth entry into the AFC U-16 Championships, the previous ones being in 2011, 2015, and in 2017.Only last year, India suffered a heart-breaking loss to Korea Republic in the quarterfinals of the AFC U-16 Championships, where they were a match away from a direct qualification to the next FIFA U-17 World Cup.”I am extremely proud of my boys,” head coach Fernandes said moments after India’s qualification.”There has been a lot of hard work put in, and every support staff, and player deserves equal credit.”The efforts put in by AIFF at the youth level by providing us continuous exposure tours with help from Sports Authority of India has helped the boys mature,” he added.The coach, however, said that the real challenge for his side starts now.”The real challenge begins now. Last year, we suffered a heartbreak in the quarterfinals against Korea Republic. Our preparation for the AFC U-16 Finals has already begun with the final whistle,” Fernandes said.Meanwhile hailing the team’s effort, AIFF President Praful Patel said the boys made him “proud.””I am extremely proud of the boys. Well done. Congratulations!” Patel said.”The AIFF has always aimed at building a robust youth development structure. This is our third consecutive entry to the AFC U-16 Championships, and I believe, there will be many more to come.”Praising the performance of the boys, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das described this as a “huge victory for Indian football.””Qualifying ahead of Uzbekistan, that too in Uzbekistan, speaks volumes of the efforts being put in at AIFF’s youth development structure. The boys are now on a 14-match unbeaten streak, and that’s something quite unprecedented in youth football,” he said. AFC U-16 ChampionshipBibiano Ferfootballindia u-16 football team First Published: September 22, 2019, 10:08 PM ISTlast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: Sep 12, 2016 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withNew Delhi: Sep 12, 2016 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today.To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATIONAL Agra: Katrina Kaif visits to Sheikh Salim Chishti?sdargah(B+A) Patna: Rain in Patna(B+A) Allahabad/ Kozhikode/ Mangalore: Preparation forEid al-Adha(B+A) New Delhi: University of Cambridge sign MoU with Bhartifoundation(B) New Delhi: Sushma Swaraj with Nepal Foreign AffairsMinister(A+B) Azamgarh: Rahul Gandhis Kisan yatra(B+A) Ranchi: Karma Puja celebration(B+A) New Delhi: BJP Yuva Morcha stages protest(B+A) Poonch: File Photo of Rajinder Kumar, who was killedin an encounter(B) New Delhi: Prakash Javadekar addresses media(B) New Delhi : Cauvery Committee Meeting(B) Patna: NDA delegation meets Bihar Governor(B) Srinagar: Restriction in Srinagar(B+A) Jaitapur: Whale on the beach(A)INTERNATIONAL Washington : President Obama during a memorialobservance ceremony(A) Atlantic City : Miss America 2017(B+A) Toronto : Toronto International Film Festival(A+B) Shanksville : 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks(A) New York : Fashion Week in New York(A) Saint Denis : Far-right leader Marine le Pen speaksduring a TV-debate(A) Los Angeles : Creative Arts Emmy Awards(B) Daraya : Eid al-Adha prayers(B) New York : 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks(A) Tokyo : PM Shinzo Abe meeting with high-ranked officersof the Japan Self-Defense Forces(A) Jakarta : Eid al-Adha prayers(A)SPORTS New York : U.S. Open tennis tournament(B+A) Kansas City : NFL football gameadvertisement(A) Carson : MLS soccer match(B) Rio de Janeiro : Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro(B) New Delhi: Durand Cup 2016(B) Mumbai: Virat Kohli leaves for the upcoming Test Series/All-India senior selection committee meeting(A+B) PTI PHOTO HS/GCS/JSR JSRlast_img read more

LG G6 quick review: A practical phone with thin bezels

first_imgLG’s G5 was a phone straight out of the future. But it wasn’t quite there yet. Its main USP was its modularity. But it was more like a work in progress than a finished product. It was way ahead of its time, or whatever, but the G5 drifted into oblivion faster than LG would have anticipated. So LG went back to the drawing room and the LG G6 took the shape. LG’s new G6 has been designed from scratch to correct the G5’s biggest shortcoming…practicality. LG might have cut short its modular ambitions, but, one look at the G6 and it’s quite evident, it was a decision worth every penny. You’ll appreciate it even more if you’re into the latest trend of near bezel-less phones, among other things.The LG G6, unlike its predecessor, is carved out of glass and metal. While the rear is carved out of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, the screen has a healthy dose of Gorilla Glass 3. The decision to employ different versions of Glass, although hard to understand, stems from the fact that both the versions respond to physical stress differently. Not just scratch-proof, Gorilla Glass 5 will make your phone virtually shatter-proof, according to Corning. Gorilla Glass 3, meanwhile, focuses largely on scratch-resistance, besides being a lot thinner in comparison to the next-generation Glass making it suitable for displays. That’s just one opinion. Probably LG was looking to cut cost as well, you never know.Also Read: LG G6 with 18:9 Full Vision display, wide-angle 13MP dual rear cameras launched at Rs 51,990 advertisementThe G6’s closest rival the Galaxy S8 (and Galaxy S8+) ships with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 throughout. In LG’s defense, the G6 doesn’t require a heftier dose of Gorilla Glass 5, because well, it doesn’t. The G6 is built to last long with bending resistant materials and shock-dispersing design, according to LG. It has passed Military-grade MIL-STD 810G tests which include 26 different angle drop tests from chest height, it claims. It’s quite reassuring, the G6. While the Galaxy S8 takes great pride in its gorgeous curves, the G6 takes a flat minimalist approach. LG’s phone is as flat as they come, and also it has sharp corners that are a little raised out so the phone could bear accidental drops and survive. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 doesn’t look like it could take a beating. LG’s phone is a lot more practical. LG might have cut short its modular ambitions, but, one look at the G6 and it’s quite evident, it was a decision worth every penny. You’ll appreciate it even more if you’re into the latest trend of near bezel-less phones LG doesn’t make slim phones. It doesn’t make light-weight phones as well. The G6 is no different. I have been using the Galaxy S8 for a while now, and let’s just say, next to Samsung’s phone the G6 feels rather chunky, but, only marginally. It is as slim as Samsung’s phone though. The flat surface and sharp edges ensure it sticks to hand and stays put, but then, the Galaxy S8 is an ergonomic marvel as well in spite of all those extra curves. It is super-glossy and a fingerprint magnet. But, so is the Galaxy S8. Only it takes me a lot longer to wipe LG’s phone. I really don’t like that, but, that’s a small price you pay for an all-glass and metal design.Button placement on-board the G6 is trademark LG. The power button is on the back. It’s also a fingerprint scanner. The dual-SIM card slot lies on the right while the volume rocker lies on the left. The phone uses USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing and a mono speaker vent just adjacent to it. The LG G6 India model comes with a Hi-Fi quad DAC for enhanced audio. The phone is also IP68-certified for water and dust resistance.The USP of the G6, however, is its ‘big screen that fits.’ The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are however a lot more curvier in comparison, and also they offer more screen-to-body ratio — an 83 per cent — than LG’s phone.The 5.7-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display of the G6 boasts of a 2,880×1,400 pixel resolution. Although there’s lots of screen it’s no match for the Galaxy S8’s super-punchy Super AMOLED display panel. Colours on-board the G6 appear muted in comparison. But, viewing angels are quite good, so is peak brightness.advertisementThe G6, however, has one ace up its sleeve in the display department. It is the world’s first smartphone to support Dolby Vision (and HDR 10) for enhanced videos, a feature which was until now limited to high-end TVs. Technically, Dolby Vision should entail in true to life colours and details at lower bit-rate and without compromising on battery life. Provided you have the content. Dolby Vision content is less for now, although, Netflix and Amazon Prime do offer a good catalogue. But, because the LG G6 has an 18:9 aspect ratio – instead of the regular 16: 9 – a lot of that content (in fact all of it) is going to broadcast in letter-box format which means black bars on either side. Content suitable for the G6’s unusual aspect ratio is even lesser than content that supports Dolby Vision. The same is true for games as well. Web pages should work fine though.The Full Vision display of the G6 when combined with LG’s Android Nougat-based UX 6.0 software allows users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side by side. The feature, which seems to be a gradual progression of Android Nougat’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, has been extended to the camera software as well.The camera app in the case of the LG G6 comes with a specialised Square mode that has been designed to make best use of the phone’s one-of-a-kind aspect ratio. It allows users to take a picture and then simultaneously review the same in a square — 1:1 — identical to the one offered by the view-finder.Speaking of which, The LG G6 comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of two 13-megapixel sensors — offering a 125-degree wide angle — with one working ‘specifically’ to offer the wider field of view. The rear camera system is further assisted with f/1.8 aperture, 3-axis Optical Image Stabilisation, phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash. On the front, the G6 sports a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.In the LG G6, while one of the rear cameras has what you can call a regular lens, the other one has a wider lens. A wider lens means the phone’s rear snapper can cover a larger area with a distinct fish-eye effect on the edges. It kind of gives you a 3D-like panorama sweep of what you’re clicking without having you to move your phone in a certain manner. It shouldn’t be confused with an actual panorama shot though.Moving on, the LG G6 is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal memory which is also expandable. It is further backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for fast charging.Also Read: LG G6: Full specs, top features, India price and everything you need to know The G6, at least as far as first impressions are concerned, appears to be a solid smartphone. It’s got a solid and practical design, a neat display with Dolby Vision enhancements, a quad DAC inside, a potent processor with good amount of RAM and internal storage with support for expansion, an encouraging dual-camera system (although, I didn’t like the front camera much), good (but, still a little chaotic) software tweaks and a noticeable battery. LG has launched the G6 in India at a price of Rs 51,990. The LG G6 will be available for buying starting Tuesday from Amazon India. LG will be offering a Rs 10,000 cashback for the G6 on HDFC and SBI credit cards, it announced. Also, Reliance Jio users will be eligible for 100GB additional 4G data till March 18 on purchase of the G6.advertisementSo how the LG G6 will compare to its biggest rival Galaxy S8? Surely, the markets will tell. But for me it looks like that G6 with utilitarian design might be on to something here.last_img read more

There should be no comparisons between Dangal and Baahubali

first_img2: AamirMumbai, May 25 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan said the box office collection of his blockbuster “Dangal” should not be compared to the recently released “Baahubali 2″, as both are good films which are making the country proud.”Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” broke all previous box office records in India and international markets and has reportedly raked in nearly Rs 1,565 crore in worldwide collection.Aamirs sports drama too is not behind, thanks to its excellent run in China which has taken the worldwide collection of the film to reportedly Rs 1,500 crore.When asked whether “Dangal” would be able to beat “Baahubali 2” collection, Aamir told reporters, “I am very happy the film is being appreciated so much in China and across the world. But I dont think there should be any comparisons.”I have not seen Baahubali 2 yet but its a very successful film and have heard so many good things about it.””Dangal” is based on the life of ace wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and the journey of his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat, while “Baahubali 2” is an epic-fantasy drama directed by S S Rajamouli.Congratulating Rajamouli and his entire team, Aamir said, “I feel there shouldnt be a comparison between the two. Both are good films in their own rights, both are Indian films which are making the country proud.”I am proud of Baahubali as well and as an Indian fan I would really appreciate the fact that the film is doing so well all over the world.”The actor was speaking at the premiere of “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, here last night. PTI JUR ARS SSNadvertisementlast_img read more

Motorola will launch a new smartphone this June 21, could be Moto Z2 or Moto X4

first_imgMotorola launched the Moto Z2 Play in India last week with four new Moto Mods at Rs 27,999. Days ago, the company also announced a new variant of Moto C for the Indian market. Now, Motorola is reportedly preparing to announce another device this June 21. This new phone could be the rumoured Moto Z2 Play or Moto X4.Motorola Brazil has sent out press invites that state the company is going to launch a new smartphone on June 21. However, the invite doesn’t mention the details of the phone. But rumours hint that Motorola could possible announce the Moto Z2 or the Moto X4 on June 21. This was first reported by MotorolaFans.Also Read: Moto Z2 Force, Moto X4, Moto G5S Plus India price leaks, launch imminentLooking at the media invite, Motorola not only indicates that it will launch a new smartphone, but also tips that the upcoming phone will possibly have an amazing selfie shooter. In the poster we can see a girl trying to click a selfie, and we assume a good front camera on that basis. No other details have been revealed as of now.Both the devices, ahead of the launch have been subjected to several leaks and rumours for quite some time. The Moto Z2 will be the successor of last year’s Moto Z. In terms of specifications, the Moto Z2 is expected to be an improved version of its predecessor. The smartphone is expected to come with 5.5-inch display screen, run on Android 7.0 Nougat, and will be backed by a 2900 mAh battery. Further, the Moto Z2 is also expected to be powered by an octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which can be further expandable via a microSD card. On the optics front, Moto Z2 will sport a 16-megapixel camera at the rear. No details about the front camera have been revealed as of now.advertisementAlso Read: Moto Z2 Play quick review: Motorola tries the premium playOn the other hand, Moto X4 India price leaked a few days ago, which tips the imminent launch of the device. As per the pricing the upcoming Moto X4 will be made available at Rs 20,999 approx. The smartphone has been subjected to several leaks and rumours earlier. The Moto X4, which is codenamed Sanders, is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, and it will be announced in two variants: the cheaper variant with 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage and the second one with 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage memory. As for the camera specs, the Moto X4 is expected to feature a 13-megapixel camera of the rear side of the device.There are high chances that Motorola can unveil the Moto Z2 on June 21. This is because a new leak suggests that the Moto X4 could possibly launch on June 30. However, all the information should be taken with a pinch of salt as of now. Last week, India prices of the upcoming Moto G5S Plus and Moto Z2 Force was also leaked. Few reports claim that the Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4 will be launched later this year. Ahead of the launch, India prices of the upcoming Motorola phones, dubbed — Moto G5S Plus and Moto Z2 Force leaks. The report comes from a tipster named — Andri Yatim who posted the expected price of the devices. As per the tweet, the successor of the Moto G5 Plus — Moto G5S Plus will cost around Rs 17,999, while the Moto X4 will be priced at Rs 20,999.last_img read more

Cypriot Tottenham Fan Banned by Court for Throwing Banana Skin

first_imgLONDON (AP) — A Tottenham fan has been banned from soccer games for four years for throwing a banana skin at an Arsenal player who is black.Averof Panteli, of Greek Cypriot heritage, was found guilty of a “targeted gesture” aimed at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a “racial element.”Aubameyang was celebrating scoring a goal in front of visiting Tottenham fans at Emirates Stadium on Dec. 2.Panteli, who lives in Norwich, got a 4-year ban and was ordered to pay 635 pounds ($800) in fines and court costs. He pleaded guilty to throwing a missile but denied racist intent.Tottenham imposed a lifetime ban on Panteli.The incident renewed a debate about racism in English soccer.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Matthew Ebden wins career-best upset at Shanghai Masters

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share via Email Read more Share on WhatsApp Read more Australian Matthew Ebden has registered the biggest win of his 13-year professional career, downing world No 7 Dominic Thiem from the second round of the Shanghai Masters.Journeyman Ebden, who has had a breakout season at 30 years of age, hung tough to beat the French Open finalist 6-4, 6-7 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4).Ebden twice came within two points of the match in the second set but it was his recovery from failing to serve out the contest in the decider that spoke most about his resilience. The Sydneysider will look to capture more rankings points in the Masters series tournament as he closes in on a top 32 ranking and seeding for next year’s Australian Open.De Minaur will next take on French qualifier Benoit Paire, who upset 15th seed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-4.But waiting in the wings for the newly minted Australian No 1 is world No 5 Alexander Zverev who shapes as a potential round of 16 opponent.Novak Djokovic was also a second round winner, beating Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 7-5.Other first round winners on Tuesday included Daniil Medvedev, Richard Gasquet, Kyle Edmund and Hyeon Cheung. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Tennis Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Facebook Share on Messenger news Todd Woodbridge defends ‘tired and jaded’ Nick Kyrgios Share on Twitter Australia sport After breaking the Austrian’s serve to lead 6-5, Ebden had a match point only to lose it when Thiem struck flukey let cord.He handed back the break but steeled himself for the tiebreaker, leading from start to finish to claim it and the match.He’ll now take on German Peter Gojowczyk for a spot in the quarter-finals, where another win could propel him into the world’s top 40 for the first time in his career.It adds to a stellar 2018 for the veteran Australian who has recorded equal-best finishes at all four Grand Slams.Meanwhile Alex de Minaur’s late season charge has continued with the Australian winning through to the second round.De Minaur held his nerve to beat big-serving Canadian Vasek Pospisil, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).The 19-year-old held on to an early break and kept his nose ahead in the first set.Pospisil couldn’t crack the world No 33, blowing five break point opportunities including four in one game.Games stayed on serve in the second set which went to a tiebreaker.De Minaur then made quick inroads into the Canadian’s serve, streaking ahead to a 6-1 advantage.It took four match points but he eventually served out the match. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

New York Giants, Andre Williams Has Grooming Game

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country? Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip We caught up with New York Giants, Running Back, Andre Williams aka Running Man in New York City. When it comes to his grooming and style routine, this young pro prepares like a seasoned vet both on and off the field. Take a page from William’s playbook and you too can reach the top of the grooming depth chart or at least get in the end zone.TM: What inspired you to get involved in the style game?My schooling in the style game began in my childhood.  Everybody had pointers. My dad used to say, “Dre, it doesn’t make any sense.  You don’t put on a pair of pants if you don’t have a belt to hold them up.” My big brother, Danique taught me how to grow my waves.  He also bullied me until I learned how to make my bed to perfection. Grooming is absolutely a big part of my personal style. It has to be – unless your style is funk and disarray. I am very meticulous about my grooming.TM: Tell us about Running Man?The Running Man is someone who understands that simple and easy is not always the same thing. The Running Man is anyone who can keep it cool and casual and still handle his business.TM: Your facial hair game is strong! Do you have a personal barber? Does he come to you? What’s the routine?I definitely have a personal barber.  I call him Blacks. He’s my cousin.  His real name is Dwayne Evans and he owns a barbershop in Orange called, Designer Cutz.  Usually, he helps me out on Wednesdays – at my crib.TM: What does your shower drill look like? Bar soap, body wash, shampoo?I’m not opposed to a good bar of soap, but only if I’m the only one using it.  Otherwise, I prefer body wash. I always start with my head and work my way down.  I actually keep a hairbrush in the shower at home. After, Cocoa butter or Shea butter lotions are my moisturizers of choice.TM: One-a-day or two-a-day? Do any of the products change between home and the locker room?Usually once a day is good enough – unless I get in the pool or have an extra workout.TM: Do you have favorite cologne?YSL, Bulgari, and Givenchy all have some awesome scents.TM: You have probably put your deodorant to the test. Which one can stand up to how hard you train?Degree gets the job done and doesn’t OD on the scent. I hate when my deodorant is the loudest smell-good I’m wearing.TM: It’s date night. Do you up your grooming game in any way? Does your wife prefer you to wear a certain cologne, moisturizer, body lotion?My grooming is pretty consistent across the board, date night or not.  My wife loves what I put on, especially if it’s something she picked out in the store. The only thing she is against is my beard.  But, I keep it tight.TM: Any game day grooming superstitions? 
I like to wear silky boxers on game day, but I’m not very superstitious.TM: It’s an away game. Which grooming products make your kit and get to travel with the team?My toiletry bag includes a hairbrush, a wave cap (to sleep in), toothbrush, toothpaste, Shea butter hair cream, cocoa butter, face lotion, fingernail clipper, and deodorant.TM: Take us in the locker room. Which NY Giant spends the most time looking in the mirror and the most time with his grooming regime?It was Steve Weatherford!  But, for the moment there is no clear grooming leader.last_img read more

Beckett Simonon: Made-to-Order Products at an Irresistible Price

first_imgBeckett Simonon, co-founded by Andres Niño, is a menswear brand that has recently overhauled their business model by trading traditional ideas of production for a “made-to-order” concept that has proven itself beneficial to both customers and the brand.With a traditional approach to the retail industry, brands build up large amounts of inventory and incur the overwhelming costs associated with holding inventory. With the Beckett Simonon model, each product is made-to-order, thus eliminating inventory, inventory costs, and waste. It’s economically efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.This change came about because Beckett Simonon understands these three important needs from their customers: they want the best product for the best price, transparency in how their products are made, and most importantly, they want a high-quality product. Beckett Simonon has listened to those three needs and has successfully transformed their business model from traditional retail to made-to-order.So how does this “made-to-order” model work? On the 1st of each month, that month’s collection is unveiled and pre-ordering begins. When you pre-order, you are getting that item for a fraction of its retail price. By keeping unwanted costs down, Beckett Simonon has been able to transfer those savings to their customers. When a new campaign is launched, customers are given 15 days to take advantage of the 50% savings on each of Beckett Simonon’s products for that month. Early birds that pre-order within those 15 days get 50% off, while those who pre-order after 15 days receive 45% off. You can pre-order their products at any time during the month, but the earlier you shop, the more you save.Once you pre-order, the manufacturing process begins. Again, Beckett Simonon’s business model is all about making their customers a priority, so they believe in a great deal of transparency. They want their customers to be a part of the manufacturing process by allowing them to see each step leading up to the home delivery. Beckett Simonon also notes that their products are ethically and responsibly hand-crafted in Colombia and Portugal. They believe that this step is mandatory in order to achieve success and make outstanding products, no matter the industry. Niño says that being transparent helps the brand connect on a deeper level with customers by making them a part of the entire process from beginning to end.Beckett Simonon’s October collection is highlighted by three key pieces: boots, wingtip brogues, and suede bomber jackets. Both the boots and brogues are made with Italian full grain calf leather and a luxurious full leather lining for comfort and breathability. You can choose from three palatable colors: tan, brown, and black. They come equipped with waxed cotton laces, a dust bag for storage, and a durable rubber sole that is constructed in a way that makes re-soling an easy task when the time comes. The suede bomber jacket comes in three fall-like colors: charcoal, chestnut, and navy. They are handmade in small batches in Colombia with high-quality calf suede, durable YKK zippers, and a 100% wool rib for a snug fit.Be sure to follow Beckett Simonon’s guidelines on how to care for their products to ensure you get as much life out of them as possible. Also, if you encounter any defects or problems with your purchase, there is a 1-year warranty that you can take advantage of. Most brands only offer warranties of three months at most, but once again, Beckett Simonon is putting their customers first. If you are not satisfied with the product you ordered, you can send it back for a size exchange free of charge, or you can get a 120% return on the item you purchased. That’s 100% back in what you were charged, plus a $20 gift card to Beckett Simonon for future purchases.Now that’s the kind of business model and customer service that we can all appreciate.For 10% off your purchase from Beckett Simonon’s October collection, use promo code THEMANUAL at checkout! 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Productslast_img read more

Clipper Consolidates Bulk Segment

first_imgzoom Copenhagen-based shipping company Clipper Group revealed plans to consolidate its bulk activities into three hubs.“Clipper will simplify its operational and administrative set-up in its strongest field of business, bulk… We will concentrate our bulk business in three locations: Copenhagen, Houston and Hong Kong,” the company said in a statement.Consequently, Clipper will close its offices in Stamford, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Beijing.As explained, the company’s offices in Barranquilla, Tokyo and Nassau will remain unchanged.“Fewer but larger hubs will allow us to service our customers and to operate our fleet more efficiently,” according to Clipper.“Within the last year, Clipper has grown its operated bulk fleet from 100 to 150 vessels. We want to make communication more effective and our response time to market changes shorter,” Peter Norborg, Clipper Group CEO, commented.Clipper Group operates a fleet of around 150 Handysize and Supramax vessels. In addition to bulk, the company has complementary businesses in the RoRo and ferry segments.last_img read more

New Guidebook Outlines What to Do When Someone Dies

first_imgNova Scotians dealing with the death of a loved one can get some help from a new government guidebook. What You Have to do After Someone Passes Away, outlines the affairs that need to be handled and the organizations dealt with when someone dies. “We want to support grieving families at the difficult time of the death of a loved one,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Mark Furey. “It can be confusing for people to figure out what must be done when someone dies. This guide is a good resource for Nova Scotians.” “The booklet gives loved ones information at their own convenience,” said Adam Tipert, president of the Funeral Services Association of Nova Scotia. “It’s useful for funeral directors too as it compiles all the information we need for discussion with families into one place, which helps us help them.” Registering a death also becomes easier and more efficient. A new electronic registration process will improve the accuracy and completeness of information collected by funeral directors and submitted to the Vital Statistics office after a death. The information was previously provided on paper. This is a similar process as electronic birth registration, introduced last year at kiosks in hospitals. What You Have to do After Someone Passes Away is available at funeral homes and on the government website at read more

No room for complacency

first_imgThe most recent warnings conveyed to India by Al Qaeda chief, Ayman al Zawahiri, through a video recording, exhorting his cadres to inflict unrelenting blows on the Indian army and Kashmir government has met with a very apt response by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. The Ministry spokesperson, while downplaying the so-called threatening call issued by Al Qaeda to hit at the Indian security interests(July 11), described such threats as routine not meriting any attention to be taken seriously. Such a positive and forthcoming statement emanating from the government quarters is indeed heartening and reassuring. The statement also, most encouragingly, carried the fact that India’s security personnel were capable and equipped to protect the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe populace at large gets a sense of security by such candid rhetoric which is bereft of any ambiguity. This statement also reaffirms our faith reposed in multiple security and intelligence agencies who are always working overtime to keep the country secure from all kinds of terror menace. The J&K state police also deserve accolades along with the Central Armed Police Forces, especially the CRPF, in the context of the fresh Al Qaeda threat, in ceaselessly meeting all the emerging security challenges in the present scenario when almost the entire world is afflicted with the perils of terror. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) in its latest campaign against terrorists has raided hideouts of many terrorists and their modules in Tamil Nadu on July 13. Several incriminating materials have been recovered shedding light on the arrested ones’ linkages with overseas affiliates and their funding. Same NIA has also been stifling the terror conduits providing funds to the separatists of Kashmir, especially the elements of Hurriyat who are glaringly marginalised by the agencies’ focussed approach in containing terror in Kashmir. With the new Home Minister exercising close oversight on the country’s security apparatus with complete attention on Kashmir, Zawahiri’s call not to target Muslim dominated areas and mosques in Kashmir is unlikely to augur well as the terrorists, home-grown or sponsored, from across the border seem confused and rudderless due to the government’s determined action. Zawahiri’s principal thrust in his message is on Kashmir where he has rather aggressively urged his ‘cadres’ to single-mindedly focus on inflicting blows in Kashmir to bleed the Indian economy. Surprisingly, the Al Qaeda head was conspicuous by not mentioning Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind, its Kashmir cell in the recorded video, but instead, it did flash an image of slain terrorist Zakir Musa who was killed in an encounter in Tral, Pulwama in May this year dealing a major blow to perpetrators of terror in Kashmir. It would also seem from the video recording that Al Qaeda, more specifically Zawahiri, have outlived their utility and fallen out of favour (could possibly be a tactical move) with the Pakistani establishment particularly with the military and ISI. This is apparent in the recording when Zawahiri said that the fight in Kashmir was not a separate conflict but a pan Islamic tirade against forces inimical to Islamic interests. In the same vein, he described Pakistan’s conflict with India as a rivalry over borders managed by them. Further, he categorically alleged that Pakistan intelligence agencies were toadies of the US implying sycophancy of Pakistan towards the Americans. Such hard-hitting anti-Pakistan stance by Al Qaeda hints at a complete end of honeymooning of this terror outfit with the Pakistani agencies. Due to India’s measured and befitting response rubbishing Al Qaeda’s threat call, Zawahiri and his self-proclaimed cadres are bound to feel frustrated and demoralised as the attention and publicity they sought through this video recording, seems to have been ignored by all concerned. Having said this, the intelligence machinery should not be complacent and quiet on their pursuit of Al Qaeda activities. It would be prudent to be on an all-time alert. Al Qaeda is active in Africa and it has close collaboration with its active affiliate the Al Shabab. On July 13, Al Shabab, with support from Al Qaeda, facilitated a suicide bomber led-attack by ramming an explosive-laden car at hotel Asasey in Kismayo, Somalia, killing at least 26. Zawahiri and Al Qaeda do not want to retire from public eyes so easily. By killing sprees in Africa and occasional threats issued against India, it wants the world to know that it is still alive. It could be having sleeper cells in India hitherto unknown to the intelligence community till a surprise is sprung as noticed on the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka a couple of months ago. The mantra, therefore, remains that nothing should be left to chance and most crucially, in tackling terror, there is no room for any complacency. (The author is a retired IPS officer, a security analyst and a former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Bihar RTI activist lands in jail in connection with SCST Act

first_imgNew Delhi: Filing an RTI to get information about policy decisions is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes, you may be behind the bars for seeking information about officials in the government.In a similar case that has come to the notice, an RTI activist Hemant Kumar has been sent to judicial custody in connection with SC/ST atrocities act case for seeking information regarding a top IPS officer in Bihar. Kumar, who dubbed the charges as fabricated, had also urged chief information commissioner (CIC), New Delhi to defer the scheduled video conferencing. The conferencing was scheduled for March 18 in regard to his query about MSc degree of the officer. As his case was heard on the scheduled date without his presence, Kumar was arrested on March 24, a few days after the hearing of his case by the CIC. Sources have claimed that Kumar was fighting against various irregularities and seeking information under the RTI including overstay of a regional rural bank’s employees at the same branch. Sources further claimed that Kumar’s query had led to the transfer of several bank employees, including a woman who had lodged a case against him with Mithanpura police station. On December 21, 2012, Muzaffarpur police was not only arrested him but paraded in the town with placards dangling on his chest and back saying he was a habitual eve-teaser. When produced before the chief judicial magistrate, he was granted bail. The then SHO Jitendra Prasad, who had forced Kumar to wear the placard, apologised in court following a show-cause notice against him. While talking to Millennium Post, Kumar’s advocate Sumit Kumar Suman said that one Ajay Kumar Paswan of Vaishali lodged an FIR against his client with SC/ST police station on March 12 on the charges of forgery.last_img read more

Ontario premier defends carbon tax recession claims in wake of criticism

TORONTO — Ontario’s premier is defending his claims that a federal carbon tax will cause Canada to plunge into recession after the federal government and economists said he was incorrect.Doug Ford used social media to criticize the economists who disputed his claim, saying a carbon price will increase the cost of goods for Ontario residents.Ford claimed on Monday that the federal carbon price will be an economic disaster and lead to recession.He doubled down on the remarks today, saying the threat of such a situation is real.Economists say there is no credible analysis to back up Ford’s claims and that a carbon price will have a small impact on the national economy.The federal government also disagrees with Ford’s claim, saying its plan will cut emissions and grow the economy.The Canadian Press read more

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2019:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!,Warner Bros.3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.5. iSchedule, HotSchedules6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB8. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi9. Construction Simulator 3, astragon Entertainment GmbH10. Dark Sky Weather, JackadamTop Free iPhone Apps:1. Clean Road, SayGames LLC2. AMAZE!!!, Crazy Labs3. Roller Splat!, Voodoo4. Pinatamasters, Playgendary5. Run Race 3D, Good Job Games6. Mr Bullet – Spy Puzzles, Lion Studios7. Draw it, Kwalee8. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC9. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.10. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush, Amanotes Pte. Ltd.Top Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Procreate, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd3. Notability, Ginger Labs4. GoodNotes 5, Time Base Technology Limited5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB6. Amazing Frog?, FAYJU7. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations8. Pixelmator Photo, Pixelmator Team9. Construction Simulator 3, astragon Entertainment GmbH10. Bloons TD 6, Ninja KiwiTop Free iPad Apps:1. Pinatamasters, Playgendary2. Unicorn Slime: Cooking Games, Shake It3. Run Race 3D, Good Job Games4. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush, Amanotes Pte. Ltd.5. Roller Splat!, Voodoo6. Mr Bullet – Spy Puzzles, Lion Studios7. Clean Road, SayGames LLC8. Draw it, Kwalee9. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.10. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.The Associated Press read more

Congress against CHOGM boycott

Political scientist Ramu Manivannan, a professor in Madras University, described this as the “weakest moment of India’s foreign policy towards Lanka” and said Delhi should not view Colombo as a friend since the latter is hobnobbing with Pakistan and China, strategically and militarily. However, a cautious TNCC chief B S Gnanadesikan said there were only two options — either go to CHOGM and persuade Lanka or abstain and protest against Lanka. “The choice will be made by Centre at the right time,” he said, asserting that the central agencies would give the inputs and GoI would decide on the terror threat accordingly. Congress member, E.V.K.S. Elangovan, who had been leading the offensive against those demanding a boycott of the Commonwealth summit (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka may have changed his stand.  And pro-Tamil groups are now beginning to suspect that the threat may be used as a clever ploy to keep engaging Sri Lanka in talks, the Deccan Chronicle (DC) reported.“It is not the time to boycott, it is time (for India) to engage Lanka more to counter the terror threat,” Elangovan told DC, suggesting a joint patrol by Indian and Lankan navy to strengthen the borders.“ Their demand is unacceptable. Boycotting CHOGM will not help Lankan Tamils,” he added. Both Elangovan and Gnanadesikan have dismissed talk of the terror threat being a ‘plant’ and a ‘conspiracy’ hatched by Congress to facilitate PM’s Colombo visit, overriding Tamil’s sentiments and concerns. read more

Inmate given 57p in compensation after his magazine was damaged by prison

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A prisoner was reimbursed 57 pence as compensation after a magazine they owned was lost or damaged by prison staff, as new figures reveal that over £1 million has been given out to convicts for lost property over the past five years.Over 13,000 taxpayer-funded payouts have been made since 2013, with claims including damage to tracksuit bottoms (£10), a T-shirt (£3) and a stereo (£150).Other reimbursements include lost or damaged tobacco (£20.80), a DVD player (£68.99), and a watch (£10).The statistics, obtained by the Press Association via a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice, show £1,075,594.80 has been paid out since 2013, while the number and value of payments went up in the last financial year despite a watchdog highlighting the problem.Authorised belongings can be held in possession, meaning the prisoner keeps the item on them or in their cell, while excess items can be stored locally at the jail or at a central depot.Rules allow for inmates to lodge complaints and claims for compensation when property is lost or damaged.Last  year, it was found that in the four years between 2013 and 2017, lost property claims totaled £833,541.02.At the time, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen called on the prison service to “get a grip” on the way property is managed.Now, it has been found that the following year, 2,666 awards were made in relation to prisoners’ belongings in 2017-18, at a total cost of £220,053.78.Conservative MP Bob Neill, who chairs the Commons Justice Committee, said: “This issue has been raised at a number of our recent prison visits, so these figures do not come as a surprise.”Property is a regular source of complaint to both the Prison and Probation Ombudsman and independent monitoring boards.”Until prisons properly follow the clear guidance from the Ombudsman, scarce resources, not to mention taxpayers’ money, will continue to be wasted.”Prisons need to sort it out to ensure that they have an adequate system for property recording.”John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “This increase in payments to prisoners for lost and damaged property will concern many taxpayers across the country.”Either the authorities are failing to treat prisoners at a standard they are legally required to, or they’re giving out compensation payments too easily – both at the expense of hard-pressed taxpayers.”A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “We successfully defend two thirds of all compensation cases brought against us by prisoners.”Where compensation is awarded, we always seek to ensure that payments are offset against outstanding debts owed to the courts and victims.”In addition, a programme of work is underway to prevent the causes of claims to allow us to better protect taxpayers’ money.” read more

That extra euro on a bottle of wine has raised €45 million

first_imgREMEMBER THAT EXTRA euro Minister Noonan placed on a bottle of wine in last year’s Budget?The steep tax rise garnered plenty of attention when it was announced last December, with representative body the Irish Wine Association calling it “disproportionate, excessive” and contrary to the Governments’ “stated aim to support small business”.Well, we now know how much has been raised in taxes for the State as a result of the measure: the Department of Finance has confirmed €45 million was brought in by the levy between January and the end of August.Minister Noonan revealed the figure in an answer to a parliamentary question from Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin. Speaking to, the Kerry South deputy said he had been curious as to how much the measure had raised, and that he welcomed the figure:“Anything we can do to bring in extra revenue that means we aren’t having to be cutting, for example, services for older people, is to be welcomed,” Griffin said.Asked whether he would support a further increase in the tax, he said said that “everything should be considered” in the run up to the Budget, but that there was a danger that if another rise was brought in “you might be into diminishing returns”.Griffin added that “not one person” in his constituency had been in contact with him to complain about the tax since it was brought in.Excise on wine brought in around €231 million in both 2011 and 2012, according to Department of Finance figures. The take for the first nine months of this year was at €174.8 million; the expected boost in trade in the run up to December is likely to bring the final figure well above the €231 million figure by the end of the year.CompetitivenessThe IWA is reiterating its call on the Government to reverse the measure, which it says is “challenging Ireland’s competitiveness as a tourism destination”.Chairman of the body, Michael Foley said: “Ireland has the highest levels of excise in the EU and as a result is one of the most expensive countries to purchase wine.“This clearly increases the risk of expediting cross-border shopping, which has a huge impact on the overall Irish retail sector.“In basic terms, if we look at a standard €8 bottle of wine, a massive 53 per cent of this price is attributable to tax (excise & VAT).”Corresponding VAT rates were not released by the Department, which said that “VAT returns do not require the yield from a particular sector or sub-sector of trade to be identified”. However, the IWA puts the overall VAT figure for wine for last year at €251 million.Read: Diegeo defends Arthur’s Day, saying its a music festival and celebration of the pub >last_img read more

SUSI working closely with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints

first_imgSOME 55 CASES of complaints against national student grant system SUSI, have been accepted by the Ombudsman with 34 of those still open.More than 20 of these complaints have been resolved and SUSI said that it is “working closely with the office of the Ombudsman to resolve the remainder”.The office of the Ombudsman said today that in about half of the closed cases, “a favourable outcome was obtained for the complainant following this office’s involvement”.A further 90 complaints were not accepted for consideration by the Ombudsman as the appeals process had not been exhausted.Almost all of the complaints relate to 2012/2013 rather than the current round of applications, a spokesperson said.Some 70,000 grant applications were processed by SUSI in 2012/2013 and it said that all of those have been processed and a decision has been given on them. However a number of appeals from last year are ongoing and SUSI said they are “receiving priority attention”.SUSI is due to publish a progress report later this week with details on this year’s round of applications.Read: SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments>Read: 59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline>last_img read more