OYO May Become Singapore-based Grab’s First India Bet; Talks On For $100 Million Investment

first_imgLess than three months after hospitality company OYO Hotels & Homes raised $1 billion from SoftBank, Sequoia and other existing investors to enter unicorn club, it is reportedly working on another $1 billion funding round.Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab — hailed as Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup — is in advanced discussions to invest $100 million (Rs 697.7 crore) in the Ritesh Agarwal company, The Economic Times reported.Read it at Business Today Related Itemslast_img read more

Phoenix import Brown: ‘We’re not a well-respected team’

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Though the foul discrepancy is just two between the two teams, 29-27 with less calls going to TNT, the KaTropa had 33 free throw attempts while the Fuel Masters had just 22.TNT also had 10 free throw attempts in the final period while Phoenix had just six. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBrown, who finished with a game-high 49 points, said the only way to get the same level of respect their opponents’ enjoy is to stay consistent and win some games. Phoenix have lost six straight games and languish at the 10th seed with a 2-6 card.  PBA IMAGESPhoenix import Brandon Brown said Friday that his Fuel Masters team isn’t on the same level as the other franchises in the PBA in terms of getting respect from game officials.“We’re not a well-respected team in this league, I mean the referees are not going to give us any calls down the stretch,” said Brown Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after losing to TNT 110-103.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We can’t just hope we get calls at the line and hope we get lucky shots, we just got to stay consistent,” said Brown who repeated the word “consistent” two more times “That’s the only way we can win games.”And as for his point-production, Brown expressed his disappointment since he wasn’t able to help his team get the victory. “I don’t like it. We lost,” said Brown who also grabbed 19 boards. “I don’t care about the stats. I’m just trying anything that can help us win. I can have 60 but we lost so it won’t matter. I just want to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentscenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Philippines defends basketball title, rips Indonesia for the gold Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

French Open: Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic advance to fourth round

first_imgRafael Nadal dropped just one game on his way to a straight-sets victory over Nikoloz Basilazhvili.It was Nadal’s 100th best-of-five-sets match on clay. He has a 98-2 win-loss record.With the rainclouds rolling in, Nadal seemed keen to get his third-round match over as quickly as possible and the No. 4 seed took 90 minutes to win 6-0, 6-1, 6-0.”I don’t know if it was perfection,” said Nadal, who turns 31 on Saturday.”I went on court thinking it was going to be a tough match … I believe I played the best match since a while.”Fifth-seeded Milos Raonic advanced to the fourth round when opponent Guillermo Garcia-Lopez retired from the match with a left thigh injury.Raonic was leading 6-1, 1-0 when Garcia-Lopez stopped. The Spaniard had already received treatment at the end of the first set.It was the second retirement of the day. David Goffin was forced out with an injured right ankle.Defending champion Garbine Muguruza advanced to the fourth round by beating Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-2.The fourth-seeded Spaniard broke her opponent’s serve three times in the second set.David Goffin retired from his third-round match after injuring his right ankle against Horacio Zeballos.The 10th-seeded Belgian was leading 5-4 in the first set when he limped off court with two trainers helping him. Zeballos carried Goffin’s bag.Goffin was serving for the first set and led 40-0 but allowed Zeballos back into the game.The Argentine had a break back point and, at the end of a long rally, Goffin got to a tough ball. He won the point to get back to deuce but slid after he hit it, catching his foot on the tarp at the back of the court.advertisementlast_img read more

Gym Championship Fund Cut Victim

first_imgATHENS – With the budget for athletics cut in half, the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation has canceled the upcoming national championships, leaving its top stars shocked that a centerpiece of the Olympics and Greek sports had been set aside.“All I can say is that everything seems to go from bad to worse,” rings specialist Eleftherios Petrounias told Greek media. “We didn’t even know the basics. Seriously we didn’t ever expect that we wouldn’t even have the chance to compete at the Greek championships, even traveling at our own expense.”The federation cancelled the event after the Greek Olympic Committee urged a boycott of all national sports competition from April 12-13, to protest the Greek government’s actions amid the nation’s ongoing financial crisis, International Gymnast magazine noted“The council of the Greek Olympic Committee decided unanimously to recommend to all amateur sports federations in the country that they suspend all competitive activities for the weekend of April 12-13, due to the huge problems Greek sports continue to undergo after the consistent refusal of the government to provide solutions not only to economic issues, but mainly to institutional problems,” the Greek Olympic Committee announced on its website“The recommendation for the suspension is a first measure … to protest the continued inaction and indifference shown by the government toward the country’s youth, who risk being deprived of important social services, such as sports.”The 2014 Greek Gymnastics Championships were to take place April 12-13 in Thessaloniki, where hundreds of gymnasts were to compete at multiple levels. The event was supposed to serve as a qualifier for next month’s European championships in neighboring Bulgaria.Following the announcement from the Greek Olympic Committee, the board of the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation held an emergency meeting on April 1 and decided to join the boycott.“With this decision, the board of the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation hopes to finally wake up minds, that state agencies need to take action and provide solutions to the enormous economic and institutional problems in Greek sports,” the federation said in a statement.The 2010 world floor exercise champion Eleftherios Kosmidis said the decisions of both governing bodies have left the athletes to suffer.“Everyone is to blame,” Kosmidis said. “It starts with the sports leadership and ultimately the athletes pay the price. Everybody is at fault.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fans

first_imgManish Pandey pulled off an incredible catch to dismiss Sarfraz Ahmed in the ongoing India vs Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2018, on Wednesday.Sarfaraz came into bat with Pakistan tottering at 85/3 in 21 overs and the skipper decided to break the shackles by playing a big shot.Sarfraz decided to take the risk on the fifth delivery of the 25th over off Kedar Jadhav’s bowling. Sarfraz launched a big shot towards wide of the long-on but he found magical Manish on the boundary ropes.Pandey quickly covered few meters to get into the position to take the catch. But once he realised that his momentum would take him across the rope, Pandey flicked the ball in the air, crossed the rope, came back and took the catch to get rid of Sarfraz, who made 6 off 12 balls, and reduce Pakistan to 96/4.pic.twitter.com/6UWoM2xSFqGentlemen’s Game (@DRVcricket) September 19, 2018Pandey was on the pitch despite not being in playing XI as a replacement for injured Hardik Pandya.India vs Paksitan: Live UpdatesPandya injured himself bowling his 5th over and the 18th over of the innings.Here’s the description of Pandya’s injury:17.5 overs: Pandya to Babar, What happened there? Hardik Pandya has fallen on the ground after delivering the ball. Seems to be in a lot of pain. The replays show that he lost his footing a bit on his follow through. India will hope that it is nothing serious. Seems like a back injury. The physio is out on the field to attend to the all-rounder.advertisementIn a tweet, BCCI said that the all-rounder had suffered an acute lower back injury.Injury update – @hardikpandya7 has an acute lower back injury. He is able to stand at the moment and the medical team is assessing him now.Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute #TeamIndia #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/lLpfEbxykjBCCI (@BCCI) September 19, 2018Earlier, Pakistan had won the toss and decided to bat. However, there would have been some jitters in the dressing room after Imam and Fakhar were sent back inside the first five overs.Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik did well thereafter to keep Pakistan in the game but a beauty from Kuldeep Yadav helped India break the 82-run partnership as he clean bowled Babar.last_img read more

Gabon’s Ali Bongo Arrives in Morocco to Recover from Stroke

Rabat – Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has arrived in Rabat to recuperate after a stroke at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The King persuaded Ondimba to choose Morocco instead of London.The president, who suffered the stroke in Saudi Arabia in October left Riyadh this morning, according to a Moroccan diplomatic source, AFP reported.On Tuesday, Ondimba’s wife announced that the president would leave Riyadh for Rabat to finish recovery. Read Also: Gabonese President Ali Bongo to Finish Recovery in MoroccoBongo’s wife, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba said, “To pursue his recovery, the president, consulting his close family members, has made the decision to accept the proposal of his brother, His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI … My husband will arrive tomorrow in Rabat, the capital.”AFP reported that the president’s recovery would take a few weeks.Gabon’s Vice-President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou had already taken over official duties in Bongo’s absence.King Mohammed VI and the Gabonese president share strong friendship.  In 2017, Bongo shared a picture of himself and King Mohammed VI as teenagers, illustrating the long-standing friendship between them. read more

UN peacekeepers mount antigang operations in Haitis capital

One suspect was killed during the operations, the latest in a series that the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has recently mounted in sweeps against criminals and bandits. Two people were wounded, nine others were arrested, weapons seized and stolen vehicles recovered.MINUSTAH was set up by the Security Council last year to help to re-establish order in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile in February 2004. read more

Weather increased demand pushes global food prices to highest level in months

In a news release, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its most recent Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities, including meat, dairy, sugar, and cereals, averaged 208.1 points. That is about 5.2 points, or 2.6 per cent, higher than the slightly revised index for January. “This month’s increase follows a long period of declining food prices in general. But it’s too early to say if this is a true reversal of the trend,” said Concepción Calpe, FAO Senior Economist. “The weather is probably a major force driving up prices for certain commodities like sugar or wheat, but brisk demand is also an important factor underpinning maize, dairy and oil prices,” Mr. Calpe added.The Rome-based agency also noted a spike in wheat and corn prices which it attributed to recent developments in Ukraine, “though the February increase in the Index cannot be entirely attributed to those events.”Cereals averaged 195.8 points last month, up 6.8 points or 3.6 per cent from the previous month. With some winter wheat crops already developing, FAO’s first forecast for world wheat production in 2014 stands at 704 million tonnes. This is a 1.7 per cent drop from the 2013 record but still the second largest crop ever, according to the ‘Cereal Supply and Demand Brief.’The latest estimate for world cereal production for 2013 stands at a record 2.5 billion tonnes, an increase of 13 million from the February forecast and 9 per cent more than the 2012 level. The rise is due to a significant revision in the estimates for Australia and also upward revisions to the figures for wheat and coarse grains in China.Vegetable oils rose 9.2 points to an average of 197.8 points in February, amid concerns over unfavourable weather in Southeast Asia and South America, and buoyant demand worldwide, including demand for palm oil from biodiesel producers. Dairy’s average of 275.4 points in February is 7.7 points higher over January. Meat averaged 182.6 points in February, up less than a point since the revised January level. Following a three-month decline, sugar prices recovered, prompted by concerns of dry weather in Brazil and recent forecasts pointing to a potential drop of output in India. The FAO Sugar Price Index averaged 235.4 points last month, up 13.7 points, or 6.2 per cent, from January. read more

Ukraine Ban deplores planned holding of November elections by rebel groups

“These ‘elections’ will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum, which need to be urgently implemented in full,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.Reiterating the importance of restoring stability and safeguarding Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Secretary-General through the statement urged all sides to uphold all parts of the Protocol, an agreement signed in the Belarussian capital in September by representatives of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and opposition groups.Tensions in Ukraine came to a head after months of political unrest led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych in February. This was followed by increased political pressures in the country’s autonomous region of Crimea, where Russian military were subsequently deployed and a secession referendum was held in mid-March, in which the majority of the region’s people voted to join Russia. read more

SMMT response to Budget 2001

Fuel typeOld Duty Rate (pence per litre)New Duty Rate (pence per litre)Reduction (pence per litre duty and VAT) Ultra low sulphur petrol47.82 45.822.35 As part of the Green Fuels Challenge, duty on road fuel gas will be cut by six pence per kg, frozen until 2004. The Chancellor also promised to: Finalise pilot projects for bioethanol, biogas, methanol and hydrogen during the year Consult biodiesel producers and car makers in advance of Budget 2002 SMMT reaction The cuts in fuel duty for ultra-low sulphur petrol and diesel, as well as road fuel gases represents good news for motorists and hauliers. It also marks further steps by Government to provide incentives for cleaner fuels and technologies. Vehicle Excise Duty – cars The Chancellor confirmed that the reduced rate of VED for cars with small engines would be extended to include those up to 1549cc from 1 July 2001. The extension of the small car engine VED rate would be backdated to 1 November 2000.Owners of cars between 1200cc and 1549cc who had purchased or would purchase a VED disc between 1 November 2000 and 30 June 2001 are eligible for a rebate of up to £55 for each annual licence purchased, or £27.50 for each six-month licence. The DVLA has undertaken to contact eligible motorists in July 2001. All other car, motorbike and bus VED rates were frozen. From 1 March this year, all new cars registered in the UK pay vehicle excise duty (VED) according to the amount of carbon dioxide their car emits. There are four new car VED rates ranging from £90 to £160. The DETR estimates that up to 70 per cent of cars registering under the new system will pay less VED than before. SMMT reaction SMMT remains concerned about the full implications of a new four-band VED system based on CO2 emissions, particularly as it will run alongside the existing system for cars registered before 1 March this year based on engine size. There is a huge potential for confusion in the market place as consumers struggle to identify what the new bands mean. All consumers need to be fully aware of the aims behind the new scheme and the effect of choosing a more environmentally friendly new car could have on running costs. Commercial vehicles Gordon Brown today swept away more than 100 different truck tax bands and replaced them with a system of seven broad rate bands. This will improve environmental performance and simplify the system for hauliers. Truck tax will be cut by over £300m a year compared to last year’s rates, bringing the UK down to among the lowest in Europe for the cleanest trucks. These new rates will come into force on 1 December 2001. The temporary truck tax rates introduced on 1 December 2000 will run till 1 December 2001. The Government claimed it has paid out more than £210m to over 120,000 hauliers in the form of truck tax rebates since last December. This has cut effective tax rates by up to 50 per cent for most hauliers. Since the Pre-Budget Report, the Government has consulted on ways to reform truck tax. The new system announced today is based largely on the ideas in the Government’s consultation document. Gordon Brown also said he wanted to go further to improve the environmental performance. He wants lower tax rates for trucks meeting the latest Euro 4 emission standards. These would apply from around 2004. The Reduced Pollution Scheme will be reviewed to see if it still offers any benefits. The Government also said it would look at the ways of paying truck tax, to see how they could be simplified. Modernisation fund Mr Brown announced a £100 million Haulage Modernisation Fund in the Pre-Budget Report. Since then the Road Haulage Forum discussed how to use the money. As a result, in England, the Government will give up to: £30 million for targeted support to retrofit older trucks running in areas of poor air quality, where nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions are most damaging. This cash will help hauliers qualify for up to £500 lower tax rates £15 million for advice on fuel efficiency, which should deliver savings of five to 10 per cent in carbon emissions and similar cuts in the typical haulier’s fuel bill £5m for training new drivers to help the industry meet new skills and manpower needs £3 million to increase Government enforcement of haulage industry regulations across the UK, at the industry’s request £2 million for some supporting measures, including a pilot scheme for the industry’s own plans to raise standards and business performance. Ultra-low sulphur diesel48.8245.82 3.52 Road Fuel Gases (LPG and CNG)15 pence per kg9 pence per kg 7.05 pence per kg Fuel duty Commitments made by the Chancellor in his Pre-Budget Report were confirmed in the Budget with cuts to both ultra-low sulphur petrol and diesel. The duty rate on unleaded petrol was also cut by two pence per litre until 14 June 2001. By this time oil companies have indicated that ultra-low sulphur petrol will be available across the country. Unleaded petrol 48.8246.822.35 Lead replacement petrol50.89 48.89 2.35 The rest of the Haulage Modernisation Fund in England will be used later when both the Government and the industry have a better idea of future needs. The Government said it would continue to develop its plans to set up a vignette system to penalise visiting trucks. These pay no UK road tax although they can work freely in the UK. SMMT reaction The reform of truck tax has generally been welcomed by the industry, although there remains concern about the significant increases between some of the bands. The delay in the review of the reduced pollution certificate scheme until 2004 is a disappointment. Road transport affects every aspect of our economy, so anything which helps keeps costs down will help the nation as a whole. Research and Development In the Pre-Budget Report, the Chancellor said that the Government would be looking at measures to boost investment in R&D across business. Today he confirmed that he would be setting out a consultation document, Increasing Innovation, seeking views on tax incentives to encourage innovation. The consultation paper outlines what would be involved in the design of an incremental R&D tax credit incentive. Some of the things that need to be considered include:Eligibility criteria Sub-contracted expenditureThe interaction with existing SME reliefs SMMT reaction The SMMT welcomes the publication of the consultation on incentives for Research and Development tax credits to companies. Climate Change Levy The Chancellor confirmed that the Climate Change Levy comes into effect on 1 April. Companies can get 100 per cent capital allowances on a range of energy saving technologies. SMMT reaction SMMT is disappointed that the Chancellor failed to announce a broadening of discount criteria for this new tax. The lack of action ensures that the majority of companies in the automotive sector will face increased energy costs in 2001. Productivity improvements and competitiveness will not be helped by the additional tax burden, which will affect component suppliers in particular. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Jaguar Land Rover scoops top environmental award

The coveted Climate Change Big Tick award was picked up by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at the West Midlands Business in the Community (BITC) awards held in Birmingham last night.The Climate Change Big Tick is presented to businesses that take positive steps towards a sustainable future. JLR was recognised for its carbon reduction strategy, which focuses on reducing tailpipe and operational emissions and carbon offsetting.JLR is also shortlisted for the National Climate Change Award, the results of which will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner in London on 27 June.Commenting on the award, Executive Director Mike Wright, said, “Our focus on sustainability has achieved significant results across the business. Our manufacturing emissions have been reduced by 25% since 2007 while investment of at least £1.5 billion per year has delivered new technologies to reduce tailpipe emissions.“This award recognises the contribution our employees have made to achieving JLR’s challenging sustainability targets and will motivate us to deliver further improvements over the next few years.”Business in the Community Chief Executive, Stephen Howard, said, “I congratulate JLR on achieving their Big Tick. There has never been a better time to showcase that business can be a force for good – for the mutual benefit of both business and the communities in which they operate.”To find out more about how UK automotive is progressing towards an even more sustainable future, visit www.smmt.co.uk/industry-topics/sustainability/. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Chickens run wild around Norfolk housing estate leaving posties scared to deliver

Locals are confronted by hundreds of chickens “I think it is going to cause an accident one day. The chickens are always crossing the road all the time with cars coming through the estate.” More than 200 feral chickens have run wild on an estate leaving a local postman too scared to deliver mail.The flock was created after a rooster and hen were abandoned by their owners when they left the new-build estate in Diss, Norfolk, earlier this year.Dozens of chickens and six roosters now roam the residential roads around Ashbrook Meadows, with around ten new chicks said to be born each week.One resident, who described the chickens as a “nuisance”, said the postman was too scared to do his usual round.His stand-in, who asked not to be named, said: “I have to do this route now because the other postman who would normally do the route is frightened of the chickens.” Gwendoline Synclair, who has lived on the estate for around 18 months, said: “They are a bit of a nuisance and they are multiplying.”Sometimes you won’t see them and then all of sudden you open your door and they just all come running over to you.Another resident Carol Morris, 71, said she feared the chickens were getting out of control.”I have had the RSPCA out and they say that they have nowhere to take them and they would have to cull them all, there’s nowhere for them to go,” she said. 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. Locals are confronted by  hundreds of chickensCredit:James Linsell-Clark/SWNS.com read more

Were Connacht and we just deal with that – Pat Lam on

first_imgCONNACHT’S SUPPORTERS AND playing staff have grown accustomed to dealing with post-match disappointment, but the latest bout is harder to take.Missing out on a losing bonus point in the 16-8 defeat to Leinster at the Sportsground was scant reward for Pat Lam’s ambitious side. The home team played the more adventurous rugby, but came away empty-handed after several controversial refereeing decisions.There was a strong suspicion of a forward pass in the build-up to Gordon D’Arcy’s try, while many supporters and critics felt Jamie Heaslip should have been sin-binned for a late shoulder charge on Dan Parks.While Lam was hesitant about criticising referee George Clancy and his team of assistants – Leo Colgan, Ollie Hodges and Jude Quinn – he did admit to frustration, particularly around the Heaslip incident. Well I tell you, I played for Samoa. We touch anyone around that area and we get blasted, absolutely blasted. I don’t know, it’s pretty obvious. Everyone saw it. What determines a tackle, a shoulder charge, what’s late?“The officials will sort it out. But I don’t think I need to comment on it, because the crowd saw it, you guys saw it. It was a surprising decision. Obviously, the one for them to go ahead with a knock-on [was disappointing], with the call saying it went backwards.“I didn’t see any ball go backwards. Yeah, it’s frustrating but like I said, they’re things we can’t control. We’re Connacht and we just deal with that. What we’re really disappointed with is the little errors we’re making.”The Connacht coach admitted his own side had failed to keep their shape. ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan.Lam was honest enough to admit that his own team’s deficiencies had contributed to the defeat, with the loss of ‘shape’ in attack and defence jarring the head coach. Even with anger simmering over the match official’s calls on key incident, the Connacht boss says they will focus on their own shortcomings.“The bottom line is – and I’ve been saying it all year – we know we don’t have 13 or 16 internationals in our squad. However, if we play as a team, we’ve got some opportunity.We talked about that second half – ‘this game is there for the taking if we want it’. Obviously it’s difficult on some of the calls. But our focus, for us, is what we can control. Despite those calls, we lost shape and, particularly in attack, we didn’t look after the ball.”One of the major positives for the home side last night was the fact that youngsters Jack Carty and Darragh Leader proved their ability to play at Pro12 level. The out-half and fullback impressed, and Lam is confident that both young men have promising futures.“I think those boys, Darragh, Jack and their families can be proud. I think Ireland’s got some real talent coming through and what better stage to test and give their development a boost than in that game?“That’s why we did it and I think both of them can hold their heads up high. Those boys will be around for years to come for Connacht and for Ireland.”Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >‘If ROG has your trust, he has your back’: Meet the men who put O’Gara’s life on filmCave hoping for more tries in front of ‘special’ Ravenhill crowdlast_img read more

le Ricoh CX6 remplacera le CX5

first_imgle Ricoh CX6 remplacera le CX5Les spécifications du Ricoh CX6 sont connues. Il s’agit d’une amélioration discrète de l’appareil photo numérique CX5, sorti l’année dernière.Ricoh vient de dévoiler le successeur de l’appareil photo numérique CX5. Il s’agit du CX6, évolution du modèle pré-cité. Par rapport aux CX 5 sorti en début d’année, le CX 6 reprend les caractéristiques suivantes : un capteur CMOS rétroéclairé de 10 mégapixels, un zoom optique X 10,7 et un écran de 3 pouces (7,5 cm). À lire aussiOlympus dévoile le Tough TG-1 pour des photos en conditions extrêmesAu rang des nouveautés, il faut signaler une hausse de la résolution (1,23 million de pixels) et d’un écran 1,7 fois plus lumineux. Un bouton direct de déclenchement vidéo a été ajouté. Le CX6 sera commercialisé en 3 coloris : rose, noir et silver.Les ajouts sont donc appréciables mais discrets, d’autant plus que l’appareil ne peut toujours pas capter de vidéo en Full HD. Selon Les Numériques, flash et télémètre ont été recentrés et l’autofocus amélioré. Le CX6 sera disponible pour 299 euros.Le 18 novembre 2011 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

British Airways to Fuel Flights With Household Waste

first_img Amazon Pledges to Make Half Its Shipments Carbon Neutral by 2030Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four days Stay on target One man’s trash is another man’s … jet fuel?British Airways plans to convert household waste into renewable jet fuel.Part of the airline’s commitment to cut net emissions in half by 2050, the first in a series of waste plants will turn dirty diapers, plastic food containers, chocolate bar wrappers, and more into clean-burning, sustainable propellants.The factory can reportedly transform enough rubbish to power all BA 787 Dreamliner-operated flights from London to San Jose, Calif., and New Orleans, La., for a whole year.“Sustainable fuels will play an increasingly critical role in global aviation, and we are preparing for that future,” International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh said in a statement.British Airways—the UK’s largest international airline—is working with recycling and waste management expert Suez and renewable fuels firm Velocys, each of which provides funding, as well as technological and operational support.“Turning household waste into jet fuel is an amazing innovation that produces clean fuel while reducing landfill,” Walsh added. “This partnership … shows how we are investing in our long-term future—and that of our customers.”Compared with conventional jet fuel, BA’s new product is expected to scale down greenhouse gas and particulate matter emissions by 60 percent and 90 percent, respectively. The UK Department of Transport just last week added sustainable jet fuel to its Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) incentive scheme.“We believe that the recently announced RTFO changes will allow the UK to become a world leader in sustainable jet fuel,” Velocys chief David Pummell said in a statement.It remains unclear exactly where or when this new plant will be constructed, or when it will begin production. British Airways did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Companies have been going green for years; in January, Greenpeace named Apple, Google, and Facebook among the world’s most environmentally friendly tech firms.In the last decade, meanwhile, a number of test flights have been conducted using biofuels like waste vegetable oil, algae, jatropha, and camelina to help reduce air pollutants.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Brock Lesnar returns on RAW tonight PostWWE TLC PPV videos

first_img Now Playing Up Next Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Brock Lesnar Google+ Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar returns on RAW tonightWWE RAW is live tonight from Green Bay, Wisconsin.Tonight will see the fallout from last night’s TLC PPV in Minneapolis and the return of WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to answer the challenge made by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal for a match at the Survivor Series PPV next month.Wrestleview.com will have live RAW coverage tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).#TheBeast @BrockLesnar will ANSWER @JinderMahal’s #SurvivorSeries challenge NEXT MONDAY on #RAW! #SDLive @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/ZS32gEnikP— WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2017Post-WWE TLC PPV videosWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s TLC PPV in Minneapolis. Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Braun Strowman Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) WhatsApp Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Matchlast_img read more

Red Salvation Army kettles feeling golden

first_imgReports of gold coins showing up in the Salvation Army red kettles aren’t a new phenomenon, but until this year it’s been a rare sight in Vancouver.This year, though, Salvation Army of Vancouver has received not one, but two gold coins.On Friday, officials at the local Salvation Army office found a 1-ounce gold coin while looking through the donations from one of the 52 kettles stationed around Clark County.“It was a nice find,” said Dewey Weber, business manager for the Salvation Army of Vancouver.A couple of weeks ago, a 1/4 -ounce gold coin had showed up, he said. With gold trading at more than $1,268.60 an ounce, the coins are worth a total of $1,586.10 in donations. Officials said it’s the first time in three years they had seen a gold coin show up in the kettles.While that’s a drop in the bucket, so to speak, for the entire Salvation Army’s general fund, Weber said he and others are thrilled.“We’re happy with anything we get in the kettles,” he said.The generous gift is especially appreciated right now as Salvation Army officials say they’re falling short this year of their fundraising goal. As of Wednesday, the Vancouver office was $19,300 off from last year’s fundraising efforts. As of Friday, that number had grown to $24,500 off last year’s mark.last_img read more

Two Community Meetings About The Swan Lake Fire Starting Tonight

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There will be TWO meetings about the Swan Lake Fire.– Wednesday, Aug 21 at the Cooper Landing School – 6:00 pm– Thursday, Aug 22 at the Sterling Community Center – 6:00 pm. Updates will be posted as they are made available. Please attend a meeting that is closest to you to avoid adding traffic congestion on the highway.last_img

A music nerds last stand Youll pry my CDs out of my

first_img4:15 Test your music system with these great rock tracks Well, blame isn’t quite right. The guy is a champ. He’s also a former radio DJ with enough vinyl records to one day construct the Carson Family mausoleum. The thing is, you can’t put Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band — with the bright yellow gatefold, blood red back and all that colorful chaos on the front cover — in the hands of a 6-year-old and not expect something to happen.My dad’s collection always felt magical. It was a huge physical presence that predated me and served as evidence of a version of him before he was my dad. It was important enough to not get pitched out of various moving vans as my family trekked from Texas to California to Georgia to Tennessee over the years. I never considered not building a collection of my own. So I started mine two years later, at a time when cassettes were losing ground to CDs and vinyl was just over. In a crucial moment while buying my first album, I picked my format, opting for a CD of the album I was purchasing because CDs, I was told, were the future. Tags Comments Way back in 2007, researchers from the University of Winchester in the UK did a study about why people collect music. One of the main reasons is that people are trying to construct a cultural autobiography representing facets of themselves — the good, the bad and the boy bands.That’s definitely true for me. I arrange my CDs in the order they were relevant to me. My CD shelving is like an Arctic core ice sample with each shelf representing an era of my life. The most crowded shelf is from college, when everything sounded important and my friends and I cordoned off Friday afternoons to go to the record store. One look at 2007’s Wincing the Night Away by the Shins, and I’m back in my freshman dorm hanging a poster of (what else?) Sgt. Pepper. Of course there are other reasons I buy CDs. For one, I want the artists I care about to take my money so they can keep making the music I lean on for every high, low and in-between point of my life. gettyimages-78120048.jpgRemember actually going to a store and buying CDs? I do because I STILL DO IT. Getty Images Also, liner notes, man. Where else am I supposed to learn who co-wrote which song and which obscure ’70s R&B tune got sampled on what track so I can bore my friends? Another reason: I want to. So I do. Pharaoh Khufu got a pyramid. Let me have a few stacks of an outdated media format. None of which is to say I have anything against other formats. I own vinyl, I subscribe to a streaming service. And I’ll admit that it’s gotten harder to keep up the CD purchases, partly because I can listen to any album I want on the day it comes out and I have the chance to debate with myself whether a record is important enough to warrant a place in my autobiography of albums. Plus, there are plenty of times when I walk into my neighborhood record store, trying to keep my money local, and just don’t find what I’m looking for. As a result, my collection is imperfect. There are albums I’ve forgotten to buy. Sound & Color by the Alabama Shakes, The Louder I Call, the Faster it Runs by Wye Oak. Clean by Soccer Mommy — all important, all loved, all on my list to purchase at some point. Certainly, there are albums I’ve bought digitally or on vinyl that were meaningful but go unrepresented on my CD shelf, like Passwords, the last album by my favorite band, Dawes. There’s a low-lying sadness I’ve come to feel as my music collection sprawls out over different rooms, hard drives and even servers. Lately I’ve been streaming Heard it in a Past Life, a hotly anticipated debut album by 24-year-old Maggie Rogers. If I never buy it, is it still mine? Does it have to be mine? Would that matter any less to me? Would having it on CD change that specific feeling of finding an album that will probably always sound like early spring 2019 to me?I’m not going to bother to find out because I will buy this CD. And when that kid in the lab coat comes for me, I’ll swat him away with it. Originally published at 5 a.m. PT.  Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 22 Photos 74 I measure my life out in CDs. Erin Carson/CNET There will come a day when some fresh-faced young person in a lab coat will try to coax an old Spoon record out of my ancient, gnarled hands.Let me tell you something — there’s going to be a tussle. I won’t be letting go of that jewel case easily, and I look forward to that day when, with whatever strength I’ve got left, I get to educate that youth about CDs. It’s 2019. Approximately 51 million people in the US pay for music streaming services every month. Last year, vinyl sales hit 10 million in the US. Those numbers are up 12 percent from 2017.Yet here I am, vowing to be the last person on Earth buying CDs. This isn’t so much about the CDs themselves. Vinyl lovers (a group I count myself as part of) will talk about sound quality and big, beautiful album art. CDs don’t offer much charm. No one is ever going to play a CD and mutter to themselves while clutching a cup of hot tea, “Mmm, so warm.”This is about the ongoing battle for control over my own beloved music collection. It’s about how, in wild-eyed frustration, I chose a hill to die on. A hill made entirely of compact discs. I would now like to take the opportunity to blame my dad. So Retro: Recording analog in a digital world Musiclast_img read more