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first_imgParis: Jil Teichmann has jumped 28 places to 54th on the strength of her win in Palermo in the latest WTA rankings published Monday with the top 10 led by Ashleigh Barty unchanged. Switzerland’s Teichmann stunned top seed Kiki Bertens 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 to clinch the Palermo WTA title on Sunday, a result which catapulted the left-hander to 54th. It was a first top 10 win for 22-year-old who started 2019 ranked outside the world’s top 140. 1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6605 pts Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6257 3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6055 4. Simona Halep (ROM) 5933 5. Kiki Bertens (NED) 5130 6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4785 7. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4638 8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3802 9. Serena Williams (USA) 3411 10. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3365 11. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3356 12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2963 13. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2875 14. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2790 (+1) 15. Mark?ta Vondrousova (CZE) 2652 (+1) 16. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2647 (-2) 17. Madison Keys (USA) 2555 18. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 2478 19. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2335 20. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2305.last_img read more

first_imgAlthough some recent reports suggested Anthony Martial won’t prolong his adventure with Manchester United, Jose Mourinho seems to be keen on keeping his hands on the FrenchmanThe 22-year-old forward has had numerous problems under the Portuguese manager last season having often struggled for the regular game time.Due to his alleged problems with Mourinho, it was expected the ex-Monaco star won’t be considering a new deal with the Red Devils.However, this year, the prosperous youngster has established himself as one of the most reliable attacking options, as he recorded a total of 11 encounters across all competitions, scoring five goals in the process.Widely recognized as one of the most talented wingers in top five Europe leagues, Martial has attracted interest from several notable clubs, including Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.But, as things stand, the relationship between the former Real Madrid boss and the player is improving, with Mourinho ‘hoping to help’ Martial become a top player.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…According to the ESPN, the famous tactician has expressed his desire to work with Martial and influence his development.“I hope they will agree,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. “Obviously I hope. One thing is that he’s a talented player that everybody knows he is. Everybody knows since he was in Monaco that he is a talented player.“Another thing is a talented player with consistency and understanding what a football match is in the globality.“When you reach that level, or when you are almost reaching that level, that is when you become a top player.“One thing is a top talent, another is a top player. He is now much closer to being a top player. Obviously, I would like him to stay. I know the club wants him very much to stay. Hopefully, he is going to stay.”last_img read more

first_img Posted: March 12, 2019 March 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two transients were behind bars today on suspicion of fatally stabbing 63-year-old Marjorie Gawitt during a predawn residential burglary in a neighborhood near Agua Hedionda Lagoon.Ian Forrester Bushee, 37, and 26-year-old Malissa Deanna James were arrested late Monday morning a few blocks from the site of the slaying of Carlsbad resident Marjorie Gawitt, according to police.Gawitt made a 911 call about 12:30 a.m. Monday to report that she had been badly wounded in an assault at her home in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane, Lt. Greg Koran said. Medics took the mother of three to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.Investigators believe that Bushee and James — both of them on probation in connection with a burglary in San Bernardino County — broke into Gawitt’s home, where at least one of them stabbed her before the pair stole her car and fled.Deputies found the vehicle abandoned on Grand Avenue in San Marcos about five hours after the fatal assault occurred, sheriff’s Lt. David Buether said. Shortly before noon Monday, the suspects were captured in an open, brushy area off the 4800 block of Park Drive, about one-tenth of a mile from the victim’s home.Last April, the suspects were arrested after a homeowner in Upland walked in on them as they were allegedly ransacking the victim’s home, according to The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. The pair allegedly fled with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, including $70,000 in collectable coins stuffed in a sock.Late Monday evening, Bushee and James were booked into county jail on suspicion of murder, burglary, conspiracy and auto theft. They were being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. KUSI Newsroom Victim identified in Carlsbad home invasion, murder Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image] After strong protests against the controversial elevated corridor in Bengaluru, the Karnataka High Court has halted further developments over the project initiated by the HD Kumaraswamy-led government. The project has faced strong opposition and online petitions signed by more than 1 lakh people.A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Narayana Swamy and Justice Dinesh Kumar has asked the government not to proceed further in the matter until a case on the functioning of the Bangalore Metropolitan Committee is disposed of. The next date of hearing has been fixed on March 19, reported The News Minute.The strong opposal came after the residents came to know that more than 120 trees in Cubbon Park area will have to be chopped down to complete the project. More than 3,700 trees will have to be cut down or relocated for the process of building the entire stretch of the elevated corridor mostly from Cubbon Park, Jayamahal Palace road, Coles Park and areas surrounding IISc campus that have numerous untouched trees in the concrete jungle city.The Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) had hastily sent out tender invitations for the 102-km long elevated corridor project to connect the city’s network of roads and to end the traffic congestion. But with the initiation of the corridor, Bengaluru’s already diminishing green belt would further go down by a huge number. KRDCL had floated the first phase of tender without public consultation.Trees to be axedJayamahal Palace Road: 356From IISc campus to Mehkri Circle: 195From IISc campus to Yeshwanthpur Circle: 32Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road: 108Queen’s Road, Kasturba Road: 120Promenade Road near Coles Park: 47 According to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) survey, not just trees, the project will have an impact on the city’s already polluted water bodies. The proposed alignment is also in violation with the National Green Tribunal ruling on buffer zone of lakes on 10 counts.Ulsoor, Varthur, Hebbal and Agara lakes are the major water bodies that will get affected due to the construction of the road network as the debris will fall into the water sources and affect marine life and ecology. Indian labourers work on a pillar under construction of a flyover next to the Infosys building in Bangalore on July 23, 2008.  DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]center_img Some groups have claimed that the elevated corridor will reduce the choking traffic and pollution. As more pollution is emitted by vehicles in a traffic jam, the new road network can be a solution. While several environmental concerns have been raised by the people, some organisations have supported the project. A certain section of people from the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) from Cox Town, Koramangala, Sarjapur, Whitefield, Bellandur and other areas have pledged their support towards the project following the expansion of the roads.However, the residents and many civic organisations led by Citizens of Bengaluru (CfB) have organised a rally against the elevated corridor on Saturday, as a take on the government.Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike, Environment Support Group and Citizen Action Forum are some of the prominent groups participating in the rally, reported The Hindu.last_img read more

first_imgAt an RBI function early last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked why India still imports paper and ink to print its currency notes, instead of making them in India. He then exhorted to make the Indian rupee truly swadeshi by using Indian ink and paper, as part of his government’s ‘Make in India’ programme.”Can we not take a pledge that from a certain date onwards the paper and ink used to print our currency are both Indian?” he asked at the function to mark the bank’s completion of 80 years.India may not be far away from making it a reality, because a Gujarat-based company apparently supplies green ink used in the printing of the US dollar, according to a report.”We believe that one of our customers is supplying green to the greenback in USA…part of the greenback ink – the green colour comes from our pigment,” Ashish N Soparkar, managing director, Meghmani Organics told NDTV.Greenback is the nickname of the US dollar and it is currently printed in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100.”Pigments go into colouring multiple products. It goes into the ink, it goes into the plastic, rubber, paint, everywhere wherever you see colour, colour comes from pigment,” Soparkar said.”For ink not the fountain pen ink, but the packaging ink, newspaper ink, magazine ink, poster ink. Lot of applications including security ink like currency notes, bond papers etc.,” Soparkar added.Soparkar said that the company exports half of its output to 80-85 countries. The company aims to increase revenues from the pigments business to cross Rs 500 crore in the current fiscal year from Rs 430 crore in 2014-2015.Meghmani Organics, which manufactures general agrochemicals and pigments, is listed on both the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The company’s share price witnessed a massive gain of over 70 per cent in the last one year, rising 20 percent in the last week alone.As far as the Indian rupee is concerned, almost 80 per cent of the notes are printed on imported cotton-based paper, according to a senior RBI official.last_img read more

first_imgGadag: Congress leader H. K. Patil waits for his turn to cast his vote for the third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Karnataka’s Gadag, on April 23, 2019IANSAn estimated 67.66 per cent of the 2.43 crore electorate voted on Tuesday in Karnataka’s remaining 14 Lok Sabha seats across the state’s western and northern regions, an official said.”The overall voter turnout is 67.66 after polling ended at 6 p.m., with all those in the queue by then also casting their ballot,” a poll official told IANS.Among the 14 seats, Shimoga in Malnad region registered the highest voting of 76.45 per cent, followed by Chikkodi with 75.42 per cent, Uttara Kannada with 74.07 per cent and Davanagere with 72.57 per cent.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s B.Y. Raghavendra is the candidate in Shimoga against Madhu Bangarappa of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S). They are sons of former Chief Ministers B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP and late S. Bangarappa of the Congress, respectively.The lowest turnout was in Raichur (ST) – 57.85 per cent, followed by Gulbarga (ST) 59.59 per cent, Bijapur (SC) 60.28 per cent and Bidar 62.72 per cent.The polling percentage in other six seats were 71.35 in Haveri, 70.05 in Dharwad, 69.57 in Bagalkot, 68.43 in Koppal, 67.24 per cent in Belgaum and Bellary 66.22.Union Minister and BJP’s firebrand candidate Anant Kumar Hegde was in the fray for the fourth time from Uttar Kannada, while Congress leader in the 16th Lok Sabha, Mallikarjuna Kharge is contesting for a hat-trick from Gulbarga (SC) against BJP’s Umesh Jadav.Voting was held in 28,022 polling stations across the regions peacefully barring stray incidents and delays due to glitches in EVMs and VVPATs initially.In all, 237 candidates, including 10 women, were in the fray, with 164 Independents.With the ruling JD-S and Congress fielding common candidates as part of their pre-poll alliance, the BJP was locked in a straight contest with them after nearly three decades.While the Congress contested in 11 seats — Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga (SC), Raichur (ST), Bidar, Koppal, Bellary (ST), Haveri, Dharwad and Davanagere seats, the JD-S contested in Bijapur (SC), Shimoga and Uttara Kannada.In the Bellary (ST) seat, BJP’s Devandrappa faced outgoing Congress member V.S. Ugrappa who wrested the seat from the BJP in the November 2018 by-election.In Dharwad, outgoing BJP MP Prahlad Joshi contested against Vinay Kulkarni of the Congress.In Bidar, Congress state working President Eshwar Khandre faced sitting BJP member Bhagawanth Khuba.BJP’s Union Minister Ramesh Jigajinagi contested against JD-S candidate Sunita Devanand.The Congress has also fielded woman candidate Veena Kasappanavar in Bagalkot against outgoing BJP MP P.C. Gaddigoudar.The BJP has not fielded any woman in this phase. Its sitting member Shobha Karandlaje re-contested from Udupi-Chikamagalur in the April 18 polling.In the 2014 elections, the BJP won 11 and the Congress 3, with JD-S none.In the April 18 polling in the central and southern region, the overall voter turnout was 69 per cent.Of the 14 seats, the BJP contested in 13 and supported Independent multi-lingual South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh in the high-profile Mandya against Nikhil Gowda of the JD-S and son of state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and grandson of JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda.Of the 14 seats on April 18, the Congress contested 10 and JD-S 4, including Hassan, Tumkur and Udupi-Chickmagalur.Deve Gowda contested from Tumkur, paving way for his other grandson Prajwal to contest from his bastion Hassan. Prajwal is the son of state PWD Minister H.D. Revanna, elder brother of Kumaraswamy and second eldest son of Gowda senior.In the 2014 elections, the BJP and Congress won 6 seats each out of these and JD-S 2.last_img read more

first_img.Three minors died in two separate suspected incidents of drowning in Bijoynagar and Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria on Tuesday.The deceased are Zannat, 7, daughter of a certain Mizan Mia of Chatur village in Bijoynagar upazila, Sharmin, 8, daughter of one Motaleb Mia, from Noorpur village of the same upazila and Dihan, 4, son of one Manu Mia of Guniauk village in Nasirnagar upazila.Locals said, the two minor girls — Zannat and Sharmin — were playing on the bank of the Khaliajuria river beside Zannat’s house in the afternoon, reports UNB.All on a sudden Sharmin fell into the river around 5:30pm. Seeing her playmate going down the water, Zannat dived into the water to rescue her and drowned as well, they said.Later, locals rescued them and sent the bodies to Akhaura Health Complex where duty doctor declared them dead.In another incident, Diahan fell into a pond near his house unnoticed at noon.Failing to trace their son for a long time, parents conducted a frantic search in the afternoon and spotted their child’s body floating on the water.last_img read more

first_imgWomen wait with their children under a shed for food rations at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria on 6 June 2017. Reuters File PhotoPersistent conflicts and extreme weather are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, said a report issued on Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.Some 39 countries, 31 of which are in Africa, seven in Asia and one in the Caribbean (Haiti), are in need of external food assistance—unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.FAO stresses that protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and displacement continue hampering food access for millions of vulnerable people.Civil conflicts and population displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, according to the report.FAO’s latest forecast for global cereal production in 2018 is pegged at 2587 million tonnes, a three-year low and 2.4 per cent below last year’s record high level.Cereal production in the 52 Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDCs) is projected this year at around 490 million tonnes, about 19 million above the past five-year average. The unchanged aggregate output reflects weather-reduced outputs in Southern Africa, Central Asia and the Near East that are foreseen to be offset by production gains in Far East Asia and East Africa, said the report.Civil conflicts, often coupled with climate-related extreme events, have taken their toll on food security of vulnerable populations in Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen among others, the report underlined.In Yemen, due to the ongoing civil war, an estimated 17.8 million people are food insecure and require urgent humanitarian assistance, a five percent increase from 2017, the report said.In the Central African Republic, about 2 million people, or 43 per cent of the total population, are estimated to be in need of urgent assistance for food due to the civil conflicts, several consecutive years of reduced agricultural production and poorly functioning markets, especially for displaced populations, host families and returnees, fuelled by violent clashes and inter-communal tensions.Poor rains in Southern Africa at key cropping stages curbed this year’s cereal production, with the largest reductions reported in Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Malawi, with this year’s cereal output estimated to be below average, the number of food insecure people in 2018 could more than double from last year to reach 3.3 million people.In Zimbabwe, 2.4 million people are estimated to be food insecure in 2018 as a result of a reduced cereal output and food access constraints stemming from low incomes and liquidity problems of vulnerable households.The Near East region has also suffered from insufficient rains that have reduced cereal output particularly in Afghanistan and Syria. In Syria, around 6.5 million people are estimated to be short of food and another 4 million people are at risk of food insecurity, according to the report.Dry weather conditions in South America have lowered cereal output in 2018 from last year’s record, particularly for maize. In Central America and the Caribbean, unfavourable rains also curtailed this year’s maize production, except in Mexico, the report noted.In Far East Asia, cereal production in 2018 is forecast to rise, primarily reflecting gains in Bangladesh and India, with the latter seeing a record wheat output this year due to favourable weather conditions.Similarly, in Bangladesh, beneficial weather supported by prospects of remunerative prices triggered an expansion in paddy plantings that drove up cereal production in 2018, following reduced outputs last year.And as a result of beneficial weather, cereal harvests in East Africa are also forecast to rebound from the reduced levels of 2017; however, torrential rains earlier this year and more recently in August resulted in floods causing localised crop losses.The 39 countries currently in need of external food assistance are: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini (former Swaziland), Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response TeamThe National Hurricane Center has released its official report on Hurricane Harvey, exactly five months from the day the storm made landfall in Texas.Harvey set a new record: Highest rainfall total for any storm in U.S. history. Nearly 61 inches poured down on Nederland, Texas, near Beaumont. “That exceeds the previous United States rainfall record in a tropical cyclone of 52 inches, and there are actually quite a few sites that exceeded the previous 52 inch mark,” said Eric Blake, coauthor of the study.The report also confirms Harvey was the second-costliest tropical cyclone in American history after Hurricane Katrina. “When Katrina occurred,” said Blake, “its estimate was about $125 billion, which is actually similar to Harvey now, but that was in 2005 dollars. So if you adjust it [for inflation] to 2017 dollars, then Katrina goes up to like $160-plus billion.”At least 68 people in Texas died as a direct result of Harvey. That’s the largest number of direct deaths from a tropical cyclone in the state since 1919. Indirect deaths – like from vehicle crashes or isolation from medical care – push Harvey’s death toll in Texas to more than 100. X center_img See a copy of the report below: 00:00 /01:06 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAccording to the company, the SLDK will enable lighting manufacturers to add “visible light communications” to their products. The kit is designed to enable rapid implementation of VLC technology using standard lighting fixtures.Haas last year performed the first public demonstration of visible light communications live at TED Global, where he showed an angle poise lamp fitted with an LED bulb transmitting high definition video displayed onto a massive screen. When he interrupted the light with his hand the video froze and it was then restored when he removed his hand. © 2012 Phys.org Explore further Credit: pureVLC Ltd Citation: Li-Fi: Edinburgh prof seeds LEDs for communication (2012, October 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-li-fi-edinburgh-prof-seeds.html PureVLC has in mind an alternative communications path that could hit 1Gbps wireless speeds. Harald Haas, the company CTO, has said his company is relying on the potential of the use of LEDs for transmitting wireless data, Rather than complex radio schemes at increasingly higher frequencies, “the performance of VLC looks very favorable,” said the company. PureVLC intends to commercialize LED systems. The team hopes the technology can be integrated into mobile devices.Haas is professor of mobile communications at the University of Edinburgh. His team have developed their wireless networking system to handle data transfer using light instead of radio waves. They have been able to transmit and download streamed video using the visible light method, according to a Professional Engineering report published earlier this week. The report looks at this work so far.The approach is called “Li-Fi,” where LEDs are used to transmit data to photo-sensor receivers by making changes in the intensity of light so fast the eye cannot see. The pattern of this flashing light can project the data in the form of 0s and 1s at very high speeds. The data is encoded in the light and transmitted from the light source. He commented that it is not really a case of switching the light on and off but of changing the intensity in a subtle and specific way.Haas also told Professional Engineering that the company was developing a smart lighting development kit (SLDK) that can enable lighting systems that are already in place to transmit and receive data, reaching network speeds of up to 50 megabits per second. (The SLDK will be capable of downloading and uploading data at speeds of between 15 and 50Mb/s.)center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: purevlc.com/profeng.com/features/dawn-of-the-age-of-li-fi Li-Fi: Inventor hailed for light bulb wi-fi (Phys.org)—”We believe wireless communications should be as reliable as lighting.” That is a company motto of startup PureVLC (Visible Light Communication), which aims to connect the two—communications and light. They have an approach that could be an alternative to radiofrequency spectrum, as there are worries about “running out of gas” because demand grows for space. “We talk about the Internet of Things where every device is interconnected, but without more bandwidth it will be impossible to provide reliable communications to all of these ‘things,'” say company sources.last_img read more