Properties of absconding MLA attached

first_imgThe police in Bihar’s Bhojpur district on Sunday attached the properties of RJD MLA Arun Yadav, who is absconding in connection with a case of sexual abuse of a minor girl, a senior police officer said. The process of attaching the RJD MLA’s property at his native village Lasarhi began this morning amid tight security, the officer said. “The properties belonged to MLA Arun Yadav located at his native village Lasarhi were attached today,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Operations) Nitin Kumar said. The move comes days after Sessions Judge R.K. Singh, who holds the charge of special POCSO court, issued the NBW against Yadav following an application filed by police.last_img

Did Thirdy Ravena pursue Bea De Leon? ‘I think he did, but not anymore’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MANILA, Philippines—Thirdy Ravena and Bea De Leon’s closeness may have stemmed from something on the romantic side.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Read Next During De Leon’s guesting in Tonight With Boy Abunda, the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ skipper said Ravena tried his luck on her when both were still in high school but a romantic relationship never blossomed between the two.“I think he did, but not anymore,” said De Leon when asked if Ravena courted her.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRavena, the star of the Blue Eagles, seemed to nod his agreement to De Leon’s statements when he posted his Instagram stories during the show.De Leon and Ravena have been public in their friendship showing support to each other during games and hanging out whenever they can. Both are also successful collegiate stars with Ravena being a two-time champion and two-time Finals MVP in the UAAP while De Leon has the same number of championships with one Finals MVP to her name.De Leon added that even though Ravena failed in her romantic bid during their high school days, the Blue Eagle once again tried his chance during their freshmen year of college.“You’ll have to confirm with him, I don’t want to be assuming but from my perspective, I think he tried again like first year,” said De Leon. “I don’t remember, that’s been so long.”Still, De Leon said that she and Ravena are “very, very good friends.”ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV to air Complete Coverage of the 2019 NBA Finals DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READlast_img read more

PM visits states with cash: TMC MP; Rajnath dismisses charge

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh today dismissed charge that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited states with “trunkful of currency notes”. “I strongly condemn the charge that Prime Minister visits states with trunkful of currency notes”, Singh said in the Lok Sabha demanding that the charge be expunged from the records. Singhs brief statement came when Trinamool Congress member Sultan Ahmed made some charges while participating in the debate on Motion of thanks to the President for his address. Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy too attacked Ahmed. “The whole country is watching the way the member is speaking in a hateful language against the Prime Minister,” he said. PTI SPG ARClast_img

Lenovo hints India launch of its big battery budget smartphone Vibe K6 Power

first_imgAfter the Motorola “Power” buzz, it’s time for Lenovo to do the next budget leap in India. The company announced a collection of devices at IFA Exhibition in Berlin few months ago and now, it might be finally launching the Vibe K6 Power, which was one of the devices showcased there, in India.The company teased the launch in a tweet that asks its followers to “guess the next K”. However, it didn’t put any date or timeline to the launch. Though the answer would be obvious for it uses the same hashtag it has been using to promote Vibe K6 Power previously.We know, you can’t get enough of the K series. Can you guess the name of the upcoming K? Hint: It’s got #KickassPower. Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) November 21, 2016The phone runs the latest cost effective Snapdragon 430 chipset. A range of budget devices are planned by various companies based on this chipset and you will be seeing them launched over the next few months. We tested the chipset’s performance on Xiaomi Redmi 3S and found it quite satisfactory for the price. It scores due to one more reason, an important aspect for performance savvy phones – it doesn’t heat up.Also Read: Redmi 3S Prime review: Xiaomi’s greatest hit What more we know from the IFA launch is that the phone will come in two variants – 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and 3GB RAM, 32GB storage. The phone has a 5 inch Full HD (1920×1080) display and is backed by a 400mAh battery – its major selling aspect.advertisementAt rear, the phone sports a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and at front, an 8-megapixel shooter. Though Vibe K6 Power would most probably be launched in the sub-10k price band, allowing it to compete with the budget segment rulers, it would be interesting to see how low the company would be going to keep the stakes high.last_img read more

Luxury, honeymoon, safari locales in vogue this winter: Google

first_imgMumbai, Dec 27 (PTI) With 2017 at its fag end, Google India has revealed that luxury, honeymoon, and safari destinations were in vogue from September to November this year witnessing 27 per cent growth in searches.As per Google data, holiday related search queries have increased 27 per cent this year for luxury, honeymoon and safari destinations.Both international and domestic luxury searches have also witnessed a growth of 34 per cent, amid online hunts for royal holidays, that has spiked 12 times, it added.These top travel trends were observed from September to November, highlighting the search behaviour of the Indian audience, compared with travellers data documented during the same period in 2016.The data showed that the desire for warmer places and related activities have become popular during winters, leading to 32 per cent rise in safari destination explorations.Searches for desert safari in Dubai, night safari in Singapore, Bali safari and marine park, as well as Safari World in Bangkok have surged, it added.Other than aspiring for a warmer climes, winter also marks the beginning of the wedding season and with it, the honeymoon plans, it said.Seychelles, Maldives, and Bali top the honeymooners international search list this season as the trends show a 40 per cent rise in these queries, it said.Meanwhile, the searches for destinations such as The Vatican has grown almost eight times, followed by Myanmar by three times and Hungary two times.Talking about international travel trends, Dubai continues to be the most searched destination, followed by Bangkok, Thailand, and Disneyland in USA.advertisementApart from the search for destinations, activities such as safaris, or international sport events like cricket as an excursion observed a rise of 456 per cent, fuelled by matches held at Melbourne, Australia, and Lords in the UK, the data revealed.Within India, the data revealed that Kerala has preserved its popularity as the most crowd-pleasing destination for domestic travellers.Further, weekend getaways, specifically near Delhi, have become an extremely popular search item, culminating in a 361 per cent increase.Hence, places like Rajasthan and Srinagar known for its fervent tourism, were the most popular among domestic travellers.The trends also showed Indians are planning their travel in advance, as last-minute bookings has reduced by 17 per cent for domestic travel and 20 per cent for international trips. PTI SM DSK DSKlast_img read more

‘Ask Paul Souness’ – Mou snipes over Pogba remarks

first_imgPremier League ‘Ask Paul Souness’ – Mourinho snipes at Liverpool legend over ‘schoolboy’ Pogba comments Jack Davies Last updated 1 year ago 03:16 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Jose Mourinho Manchester United Newcastle United Premier League Getty Premier League Newcastle United v Manchester United Manchester United Newcastle United José Mourinho Paul Pogba Graeme Souness was critical of the Manchester United midfielder in a newspaper column, but the manager refused to comment after losing to Newcastle Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn on Graeme Souness’ criticism of Paul Pogba after Manchester United’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday.Souness described Pogba as playing ” like a schoolboy running after the ball in the playground ” in a newspaper column, a week after the France international was dropped to the bench for a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.Pogba made an ineffective 66-minute contribution at St James’ Park , replaced by Michael Carrick in the moments after Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie scored the winning goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Mourinho was not in the mood to field questions about Souness’ comments at his post-match press conference.”You ask Graeme Souness,” he said. “Paul Souness [sic] comments and is responsible for his comments, not me.”Explaining his decision to remove Pogba on Sky Sports after the match , Mourinho said: “I wanted a better way to come out in the first phase against a team defending in a compact block. “I tried that with the simplicity of Michael Carrick and to bring Alexis [Sanchez] to an area close to [Romelu] Lukaku, where he could be like a second striker.”I was unlucky because they scored a goal in the seconds before that and then I’m going to face a different Newcastle.”Asked for his assessment of Pogba’s performance, Mourinho added: “I don’t analyse players individually.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Keep it clean with the Whisker Dam

first_img 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us How to Shave With a Straight Razor It may not surprise you to learn that a number of us here at The Manual are quite fond of cultivating facial hair. However, fine eating and drinking can cause problems for even the most fastidious groomers, and even a quiet evening sipping nice beer can require several napkins. Therefore, you need something to protect your investment in the bewhiskered arts, without cramping your style at your favorite upscale beer bar.Inspired by a history of inventions dating back to the 1800s, Jeff Mulock and his brother cooked up the Whisker Dam in his living room to prevent your flavor savor from getting unsavory. These previous mustache protectors did a fine job keeping the hair dry, but were often a little silly, requiring the wearer to strap the device around their head, or use a special glass to prevent contamination. Mulock’s Whisker Dam is a simple design with a singular purpose that it accomplishes admirably.Mulock attributes part of the Whisker Dam’s success to the passion of facial hair enthusiasts, eager to protect their hard work in any way possible. By focusing on one product, his team is able to carefully construct each Dam at Mulock’s home in San Diego, or wherever they can find space. Since they started working in November of 2014, Mulock and team have made over 2500 Whisker Dams, each one by hand. Crafted from 100% copper, each Dam is coated with a ‘ye-old’ patina to give it that old world, worn look, then wrapped in a food safe clear coating.It doesn’t just look great though, the Whisker Dam really works, and it does it in the classiest way possible. The Dam is sized for a standard pint glass, but the copper is malleable enough to fit it to almost any glass you might find yourself sipping from. It comes with a special box that allows it to stealthily fit in with your other grooming objects, or you can slip it in your pocket when you know you’ll be hitting the taps. The Whisker Dam is the perfect blend of form and function, keeping your hirsute upper lip clean without strapping anything metal over your chops.The Whisker Dam is available at select retailers in San Diego, or on The Original Whisker Dam website. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

DHT Holdings Frontline Submits New Unimproved Offer

first_imgzoom Bermuda-based crude oil tanker firm DHT Holdings has received a new “unimproved” proposal from Frontline to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of DHT in a stock-for-stock transaction.The company said that Frontline has again proposed a ratio of 0.8 Frontline shares for each share of DHT, which is the same exchange ratio contained in Frontline’s previous proposal of February 24 of this year.Frontline delivered its proposal letter to Erik Lind, Chairman of the DHT Board, shortly after 4:30 pm New York City time, on April 25, and requested a response to the letter by 12:00 pm, New York City time, on April 26.“Consistent with its fiduciary duties, DHT’s Board will evaluate the proposal from Frontline,” Lind said. He added that “while the proposed exchange ratio of 0.8 reflects no improvement from the proposal our Board previously considered and unanimously rejected, our Board will carefully and thoroughly review the offer, taking into account the changes to DHT’s fleet, market conditions and other developments that have occurred over the past two months.”“I note that, as has been the case with their previous proposals, Frontline is requesting a reply in an unreasonably accelerated timeframe – in this case, less than 24 hours – which does not permit for an appropriate and diligent review by our Board. We will respond in due course,” Lind informed.Frontline, which submitted its earlier proposal on January 27, 2017, said that the proposed new combination of Frontline and DHT, which represented a 18% premium to DHT’s volume weighted average price for the 10 days immediately prior to the opening market price on April 21, 2017, and 15.8% premium to the latest 30-day volume weighted average price, “is expected to yield increased benefits.”The combination “would create the largest public tanker company by fleet size, market capitalization and trading liquidity,” Frontline added.last_img read more

Proceeds From Imagine Dragons Song To Help Refugees

first_imgWith hundreds of thousands of refugees in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, particularly across the Middle East and Europe, Imagine Dragons and SAP SE are joining forces to introduce the One4 Project to support refugee relief efforts.The One4 Project symbolizes the exponential power of one by encouraging people to download the Imagine Dragons’ newly released song “I Was Me,” now available exclusively on iTunes worldwide at Apple, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope and Imagine Dragons will donate their respective proceeds to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Further, SAP will also donate USD 10 cents for every download up to the first 5 million downloads from iTunes.KIDinaKORNER/Interscope recording artist Imagine Dragons is scheduled to publicly perform “I Was Me” tonight for the first time, live from the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. The SAP Arena is among the first stops of the band’s Smoke + Mirrors European leg.“The refugee crisis is incredibly urgent in terms of the number of vulnerable people being affected every single day. As a band we wanted to get involved and decided to partner with SAP and Apple to try and make a difference,” said Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons. “‘I Was Me’ is a song about trying to regain your life, which is exactly what millions of people are going through right now. Whether it is by downloading this track or by other means, we hope people everywhere recognize the severity of the situation and find a way to assist these families in desperate need.”“SAP’s culture is reflected in our vision of helping the world run better and improving people’s lives. When one of our employees had an idea of how SAP could use two of our greatest strengths — our employees and our expansive network of customers, partners and friends — we felt compelled to see this idea through to fruition,” said Robert Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. “Uniting the passion that SAP and our friends at Imagine Dragons and iTunes share for social responsibility through the One4 Project is a natural extension of these networks in action and represents the power one idea can have when supported by many.”Funds raised will benefit the UN Refugee Agency in their efforts to provide aid and assistance to the increasing numbers of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict and violence, many of whom continue to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. As fall turns to winter, the challenges faced by these refugees will only increase.last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral voices outrage after bombs kill Shia pilgrims in Iraq

“The Secretary-General is outraged by the series of bomb attacks in Iraq today on Shi’a pilgrims who were making their way to the holy city of Karbala,” a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said in a statement. “He condemns these heinous acts, which appear to be aimed at provoking sectarian strife,” spokesperson Michele Montas said of the attacks, which reportedly killed scores of innocent Iraqis.Appealing for “maximum restraint in the face of these criminal actions,” Mr. Ban also called on the country’s political and religious leaders “to exert their influence to protect civilian lives and to promote mutual respect and dialogue between all Iraqi communities.” 6 March 2007Condemning blasts in Iraq today targeting Shi’as on a religious pilgrimage, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the country’s leaders to use their influence to protect civilians and promote dialogue among all communities. read more

President asserts those who do their job properly will not be investigated

“Today, some people in the public service are refusing to sign documents due to a fear that they will have to face investigations on financial crimes.  But officials who execute their duties in a proper manner will never have to face such investigations,” the President said. The President said that the Government had taken steps to implement the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to take forward the good governance concept.He said that the 19th Amendment has also prevented political revenge from taking place in the public sector. He made these remarks while addressing the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, held at the Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) in Colombo today. President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that Government officials who do their job properly will not be investigated for financial crimes.The President said the Government is prepared to back Government officials who fulfill their responsibilities for the people. “Today public officials have an opportunity to fulfill their duties and responsibilities without the interference of politicians while protecting the dignity of their service,” he said.The President recalled that he became the head of state from a minor position in the public service as a result of loosing it due to political revenge.President Sririsena said that he believes State officials will fulfill their responsibilities and duties to create a public service which is free from fraud, waste and corruption under the good governance concept. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Solheim says role in Sri Lanka taught him valuable lessons

He was elected to the UNEP position for a four-year term by the General Assembly on 13 May this year, succeeding Achim Steiner of Germany, who led the agency for the past 10 years.In Sri Lanka Solheim played a key role as peace negotiator between the LTTE and the Government. (Colombo Gazette) Former Norwegian peace negotiator Erik Solheim says he gained valuable lessons through his role in Sri Lanka.As a negotiator of the peace process in Sri Lanka between 1998 to 2005, Solheim said he had gained valuable lessons, including the importance of dialogue and compromise. “In my view you should always try to talk even with political leaders as well as guerrilla leaders or terrorists leaders who do not seem to be amendable to compromise – let’s try talking,” he said. Solheim was speaking at the UN as the new head of the United Nations environment agency, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). read more

Review Samsungs Chromebook a cheap laptop for the web junkie

Review: Samsung’s Chromebook a cheap laptop for the web junkie by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 19, 2013 3:56 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ask yourself, how often do you use your home computer for anything other than getting on the web? Unless you’re using it for work, you’re a hobbyist photographer, or play a lot of high-end games, Google is betting the answer is not that often, rarely or almost never.That hypothesis is what spawned Google’s Chromebook concept, a line of low-cost laptops designed to quickly launch a web browser with no muss or fuss. Like tablets, they turn on quickly and are intuitive to use, with little to no computer experience required. If you can use a web browser, you can use this computer.Samsung is one of three manufacturers that released a Chromebook into the Canadian market on Tuesday, with its version priced at $270. It’s lightweight at about 2.5 pounds, has an 11.6-inch screen, gets about six hours of battery life, and its processor runs cool, so the computer doesn’t require a fan and never gets warm.What it does, it does well. Using the web on Samsung’s Chromebook doesn’t feel like a compromised experience, as it often does on a tablet or smartphone. Browsing with many tabs open and handling Flash video and games are no problem for this device. Video streaming within the browser on Netflix and YouTube is generally sharp and smooth, although occasionally there are little lags and hiccups that expose the machine’s lack of processing power. Switching to full screen viewing on YouTube is fine — as long as you leave the video alone. As soon as you move the cursor or try to switch back to a smaller video screen things noticeably lag and slow down.Don’t expect much from the built-in speakers — music in particular does not sound great coming out of them — but they’re good enough in most cases.The keyboard feels good to type on but because it’s a small machine there are many missing keys, including Page Up and Page Down, which some web junkies will miss right away. But there is a long list of keyboard shortcuts that replace the functions of the missing keys, for those willing to learn them.While Google’s ads for Chromebooks suggest the laptops are “for everyone” that’s not really the case. They’re not a good fit as a primary computer for gamers, regular users of Microsoft Office and photo or video editing software, or anyone who’s looking for a conventional machine that does it all. But those users might find a Chromebook useful as a cheap second computer, to have in the kitchen or living room for some quick web browsing.The Chromebook is primarily designed for web use but it isn’t completely useless while offline. Some apps available through the Chrome Web Store, such as “Angry Birds,” can be downloaded and run without an Internet connection, and you can work on Google Docs projects or respond to messages in Gmail while offline. But using a Chromebook is really about getting online and its functionality is severely reduced without the Internet.Samsung’s Chromebook hits the market at an interesting price point.It’s a little more expensive than Google’s entry-level tablet, the Nexus 7 at $209, but cheaper than any iPad, which might intrigue some tablet shoppers who mainly want a device for web browsing and don’t mind a little extra heft. Samsung’s Chromebook is about a pound heavier than a large iPad and about 1.75 pounds more than the iPad Mini.Some consumers might argue that spending an extra $200 would buy a far better computer, which is true, but Samsung’s Chromebook is more about getting the best bang for your web browsing buck. For a user who rarely strays from the web browser, the sub-$300 machine performs just about as well as a $500 computer, at nearly half the price. read more

Northern BC port blames abandoned pipe for fuel leak into ocean

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Northern B.C. port blames abandoned pipe for fuel leak into ocean PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – The Prince Rupert Port Authority says workers are trying to stop an abandoned pipe from slowly leaking fuel into the ocean in northwestern B.C.The leak of what the port believes is bunker fuel was reported on Sunday when staff noticed a rainbow sheen near the tide line.The port authority says the pipe passes under property it owns and ends next to the marine berth at the Westview Wood Pellet Terminal.It says workers have excavated an area so they can flush and cap the pipe.The port says it has engaged the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation to contain the fuel that reached the foreshore and the group is working to clean the shoreline and immediate area.Officials have also called in an environmental consultant in to assess the potential impacts of the leak, although they believe there is “minimal risk to marine life and vegetation” and say only a “small quantity” escaped. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 6:44 pm MDT read more

UK new vehicle production – January 2008

Total148,644148,64420,83620,836169,480169,480 SMMT LtdJan-08YTD 2008Jan-08YTD 2008Jan-08YTD 2008 Export111,738111,73812,29512,295124,033124,033 % of total24.8%24.8%41.0%41.0%26.8%26.8% Cars“January’s increase of 19.7% car production was the seventh month of double digit growth and the highest January total since 2002,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “This good news is hot-on-the-heels of Honda’s announcement of a further £80 million investment in its Swindon plant, from where the two-millionth car has just rolled off its production lines and Nissan’s 800 jobs boost to the North East announced in January.” Source:CarsCommercial Vehicles Total vehicles  % of total75.2%75.2%59.0%59.0%73.2%73.2% CVs“UK bus, truck, and van production hit its best January since 1990, following a strong performance through 2007.   The rolling-year total was the highest since 1998 and is forecast to continue throughout 2008,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.   “Environmental issues remain a priority and Leyland Trucks factory’s recent ‘Zero waste to Landfill’ achievement is an example of sustainable production in action.” 17.8%17.8%7.7%7.7%16.7%16.7% Home36,90636,9068,5418,54145,44745,447 26.0%26.0%4.5%4.5%21.3%21.3% 19.7%19.7%6.3%6.3%17.9%17.9% For more, please see the attached document. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Sony considering shipping serial keys with PS3 games

first_imgExample of a serial key requestPC gamers are used to the DRM shipping with games requiring the entry of a long multi-character key it’s very easy to type in wrong. The request for a code usually pops-up during installation as a way of verifying you actually purchased the game. In the box along with the disc will be a card with the serial key on, or it will appear in the game manual somewhere.Until now such codes have been limited to PC games, but Sony is thought to be considering them for PS3 games as an extra form of protection. With the PS3 master key going public Sony needs a new way of protecting games, and serial keys could be the solution.Although only confirmed by a “very reliable source” talking to PS3-Sense, such keys do form a major problem for both Sony and PS3 owners. The problem comes in the form of each key being many characters in length and the PS3 not shipping with a keyboard. That means a very tedious controller-typing exercise for every new game purchased which no one is going to enjoy.Such a move may seem too painful for Sony to consider with any seriousness, but the benefits for the company may outweigh the complaints. Not only would it introduce a new form of protection against piracy, it would also tie a game to a single console or user account. That in turn would mean no game trade-ins and no game rentals.Read more at PS3-Sense (translated), via’s OpinionTyping in a serial key as we currently do for PC games would be very tedious, but Sony could reformat the codes into sequences of a smaller set of characters and bring up a grid of those characters on your TV to input the sequence on. Doing that once would not be a major hassle and may be accepted by gamers.What would cause more upset is the tying of a game to a console or account. That would destroy the market for PS3 trade-ins and used sales as well as rentals. Something Sony and games publishers would love, but retailers and gamers would hate.Will this happen? If Sony see it as a solution to piracy then it may. If they see killing the rental and used game market as a a big positive then it definitely will.last_img read more

Modric reflects on Zizou and Ronaldos exit

first_imgReal Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modric admits he was in the dark about the exit of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.Zidane ended his reign with the club after guiding them to three consecutive Champions League titles, while Ronaldo ended his nine-year association with a move to Serie A champions Juventus in July.“I wasn’t expecting either of the two to go; I didn’t think Zidane would leave and the same with Ronaldo,” said Modric in an interview according to Xinhuanet.“In fact when the rumors about Cristiano appeared, we (Real Madrid players) had bets among ourselves and we were certain he would stay, but everyone makes their own decisions,” he added.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The 33-year-old, remains the bookmakers favourite to win the prestigious ‘Ballon d’Or’ award in what will be a complete sweep of accolades.He equally singled out former Croatian international Zvonimir Boban for praise; “he was my hero in the Croatian team,” he said, before naming Zidane as his second choice.“I was lucky to have him as a coach and we have lived some incredible moments with him at Real Madrid, sometimes he’s played alongside us and it was incredible to see how elegant he was and how he moved over the pitch,” said Modric.The Croatian described himself as “as a shy person and that he didn’t “appreciate being over-exposed in the media. “I prefer simplicity,” he said.last_img read more

Law order deteriorated in State TPCC

first_imgHyderabad: The Congress party has condemned the attack on Forest Range Officer and alleged that the law and order in the state has deteriorated. It has called upon the protagonists of democracy to denounce the violence. In a statement here on Sunday, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the MLA Koneru Konppa’s brother Koneru Krishna Rao had brutally attacked a woman Forest Range Officer. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us He said the TRS leader had attacked a government officer. It was heinous that brother of a MLA and vice-president of the Zilla Parishad was involved in such an attack. He said that nepotism, anarchy and lawlessness had been dominating the TRS rule. He demanded that strict action against the brother of the MLA be taken. Addressing the media, MLC T Jeevan Reddy condemned the attack on the Forest Range Officer. Also Read – Ramagundam: Focus on company’s growth, community development Advertise With Us He said that there was a conspiracy behind the attack. While the government said that saplings should be planted in the forest lands, the TRS leaders were attacking the officials who had been supervising it. He said that the Centre has given rights to the tribals on the lands of the forest in 2008. However, now they were being evicted from there lands, he said.last_img read more

Hyderabad Police ban forcible Ganesh Chanda

first_imgHyderabad: Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has imposed a ban on forcible collection of donation or “Chanda” during Ganesh Festival in the city. “A section of the public and anti-social elements, taking advantage of the festival, as in the past, are likely to indulge in forcible collection of funds in the name of religion and religious functions and whereas forcible collection of funds is likely to create religious animosity and hatred among different communities and individuals and is also likely to result in the commission of offences and disturbance to public peace, I’m of the opinion that such forcible collection of funds, whether called donation or “Chanda” or by any other name, should not be allowed. Therefore, forcible collection of funds in the name of religion and religious functions is prohibited,” the Police Commissioner said. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us However, the Commissioner said that the prohibitory orders do not concern voluntary contributions given and received towards the organisation of the ceremonies relating to the festival. In a separate order, the Police Commissioner also prohibited bursting or throwing of firecrackers on public roads and at public places during Ganesh festival. The ban on crackers will be in force from 2nd to 12th September. The Police Commissioner appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquillity and for smooth conduct of the Ganesh festival and immersion processions.last_img read more

Sundeep Kishans interview Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene is more than horror its

first_imgSundeep KishanPR HandoutSundeep Kishan is busy promoting Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene (NVNN), which is scheduled for worldwide release on July 12. The young actor is very confident about the film striking a chord with audience.In an interview, Sundeep Kishan spoke exclusively about Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene, his experience with cast and crew and the success of the movie. Here are excerpts of his conversation with IBTimes India.Did you do the movie only because of the genre?Honestly, I never wanted to do a horror film. I enjoy watching horror movies but I used to feel that an actor wouldn’t have much scope to act in the genre. Even when the genre had a boom period, I stayed away from it. But when director Caarthick Raaju narrated the script, I felt the film goes beyond horror. It’s more emotional and I wanted the audience to experience it. The film flips between future and present. The story is partly set in 2043.You have described it as a multi-genre film. What makes NVNN different from others?Horror is a universal genre that can be enjoyed by all sections of audience. There have been novel films in the genre – like Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada, Gruham, Prema Katha Chitram. As I said, my film is more than just horror. The audience will not say that ‘NVNN’ is just a horror film after watching it. Ninu Veedani Needanu NenePR HandoutWhat about humour quotient?There definitely is comedy in the film but it’s not there for the sake of it. The audience will enjoy the entertainment quotient in the film. Posani Krishna Murali’s character is extraordinary.The visuals in the trailer and the songs are really good. Tell us about that.The technicians, like SS Thaman (music director), were chosen keeping the genre in mind. I must say that the film is high on technical finesse. The singles released so far have become hits. There is a single which hasn’t been released to make sure the story doesn’t get revealed. You will enjoy it in the movie. As I said, the film shows how the future is going to be 20 years or so from now. It’s been imaginatively done.What made you turn a producer?As everyone knows, I haven’t had a hit in the last two years. Three of my films flopped and every time I could discover what went wrong only after they were made. I can’t blame anybody for my choices. I have turned a producer to take charge of things. Even promotions of ‘NVNN’ have been carried out in a novel way. We started with posters in washrooms. As a producer, I have the freedom to do things the way I want. When I am not a producer, it’s not my money and I wouldn’t have much freedom. My producer needn’t believe in what I believe in. If an actor insists, it will be called interference. Most of the times I made conscious, careful decisions, they have worked for me.How confident are you about the success of NVNN?We are totally confident that the film will do well. If I am saying the film is very very good, the audience might say it’s very good or good. They won’t say it’s bad. That much we are sure right now. We have successfully sold the film across all territories. Anil Sunkara garu is presenting the movie.Some big names have bought the Hindi remake rights of NVNN. They liked it instantly. Actually, they don’t get pleased so easily. If they are stunned by our film, you can imagine. I don’t want to reveal their names now.It seems you are going all out to promote the film. Isn’t it?We are spending everything that we earned as a pre-release profit in promoting the film. We have held test audience screenings as well. We have taken care of all aspects. The trailer has shown the screenplay of the film. There is more to the film, as it includes multiple elements. Those who have loved the trailer will love the film even more.Your director has made it to this stage after much wait. Tell us about him.The film should work for my director as well as the heroine (Anya Singh). My director had left a lucrative job years ago to chase his dreams. My heroine was through difficulties in her personal life for two years. They deserve all success.How have you seen your failures in recent years?I almost went into borderline depression. I travelled to the US to get rid of it. I don’t discuss my professional matters with my family. The one person with whom I share things is my sister, who works for Euros. She is highly talented. After returning from the US, NVNN was selected after listening to more than 30 stories. I believe that you have to create your own opportunities.When Sneha Geetham and Prasthanam came, nobody knew Sundeep Kishan. I have since gone on to do films in three languages. I want to achieve more. I want to do bigger films, films bigger in terms of premise, visuals, scale and canvas, not budget. I have scored well in Tamil and Hindi but not that well in Telugu. It’s like losing on the home ground.What about your stint with digital media?I have done a pucca action-driven role for Amazon. Raj-DK have directed it. Titled ‘The Family Man’, it’s a high-budget action thriller.How is your restaurant business going?I established the restaurant for financial security for my parents and sister. I have done 12 films for free in my career. That’s why I need to always have financial backing for my family. I have to give back to my parents. My restaurant is doing well and I am happy.What next immediately after NVNN?Tenali Ramakrishna BA BL is a humorous film, whose story has been adapted by G Nageshwar Reddy garu. It’s a complete genre shift from NVNN for me.last_img read more