LACKING QUALITY Former Rivoli and Waterhouse coach Calvert Fitzgerald was critical of the overseas-born players in the squad, arguing that they lacked real quality and add nothing to the team. “The Jamaica national team is mainly made up of players from England who play in the lower leagues. A lot of them not even start in the championship. So it simply means they could not be all that good. None of them can land a contract out of England,” he said. Powell has been singled out for his performances but Rudolph Speid, the former Kingston and St Andrew Football Association president and current technical director at Red Stripe Premier league campaigner Cavalier,was a little more forgiving. “The public is against Alvas not for his playing. Everyone is looking that he walked out of the team and got back without a minute suspension, but I don’t think he is a bad player. He has been found wanting, but he is young,” he reasoned, before giving his assessment of the team’s chances in their remaining two group games. “Panama has everything in their favour. They have the points, they have the goal difference, they are at home and physically, we cannot bully them, so it’s for the coach to choose the right tactics,” Speid said. “We will definitely need help from other teams, most notable from Costa Rica, and we have to be perfect in our two games.” Powell has also come under pressure for his lapses defensively, but Speid put his mistakes down to inexperience. Schafer was contacted yesterday, but declined to comment. Meanwhile, Jamaica sits third in their group on four points – three less than Panama, where they will travel to on September 2; and six behind leaders Costa Rica. Haiti, who will play in Kingston on September 6, are in last place on one point. Reggae Boyz head coach Winfried Schafer and his technical staff have been given a failing grade by local coaches, after the team’s unconvincing showing in recent times, underlined by poor results in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica. Defensive weakness, incorrect tactics, apparent discontent in the camp and the presence of what some have called substandard overseas-born players, are among the major issues mentioned. It has been suggested that the return of defender Alvas Powell to the fold – unpunished, after walking out on the team in the Gold Cup – is a cause of the contention within the squad. The team started well against ‘Los Ticos’ in the first game last week Friday, playing the best football they have played in some time and taking a 1-0 lead into the break. Costa Rica secured the equaliser for a 1-1 draw before outclassing the Jamaicans 3-0 in the reverse fixture. Former national assistant coach Bradley Stewart questioned some of Schafer’s choices, in particular his decision to keep defender Adrian Mariappa on the field in last Friday’s draw. “Mariappa got injured and the best thing he (Schafer) should have done is take Mariappa out and put in Jermaine Taylor, as a fit Taylor is as good as a fit Mariappa,” he said. “If you are a quality team you are expected to win your games at home, things are against you when you travel. It is always more difficult to beat a team at their yard that you cannot beat at your yard,” he stated in a grim outlook on the team’s chances to advance.
Emeli Sandé, Jameela Jamil and rapper Wretch 32 last week offered advice and inspiration to young people at The Prince’s Trust Youth Forum.The Prince’s Trust Ambassadors – who have overcome the odds to achieve success – took part in a live-streamed Q&A session with young people who are worried about exam results, struggling to find work or feeling hopeless about the future.Actor Adam Deacon and Game of Thrones star Ed Skrein also shared their secrets of success at the Youth Forum, supported by HSBC. The event was hosted by MTV’s Laura Whitmore and Kiss FM’s AJ King at the London head office.MTV presenter and Prince’s Trust Ambassador Laura Whitmore said: “I was lucky growing up. I grew up in a single parent family, but was always encouraged to achieve my goals, however far-fetched they seemed. While today’s school leavers are facing the toughest job market in history – they should not give up hope.“You can find your dream job or even start your own business with help from organisations like The Prince’s Trust – no matter what background you’ve had. If I could tell my teenage-self not to worry, I would. Instead, I’m telling the next generation.”The Youth Forum comes at a time when thousands of young people are waiting for exam results and making tough decisions about their next steps in life.Around one in five young people in the UK is currently unemployed and more than one in ten feels hopeless about the future.With GCSE results due out next week, many young people are struggling to cope with the pressure to succeed. Research from The Prince’s Trust shows that thousands of young people are so worried about exam results that it is affecting their health.Antonio Simoes, Head of HSBC in the UK, said: “We know that with the right support and encouragement young people can achieve their goals and fulfil their potential, regardless of their start in life.“To support this, this summer we announced our new Opportunity Partnership, working with four UK youth charities, including The Prince’s Trust, to help 25,000 disadvantaged young people into education, training and work, enabling them to make a contribution to their family, community and wider society.”Source:Prince’s Trust
In June, David Carey will mark his fifth anniversary as Hearst Magazines president, and a New Year’s Day tradition of his (begun over a decade ago when publisher of The New Yorker) is to look back and look ahead in a letter to colleagues.In his 2015 message, Carey acknowledged that Hearst Magazines did not escape the “roller coaster of a year” that 2014 was for the media business as the unit “experienced a mix of both growth and turbulence.”There’s more coming in 2015 though, including the launch of a new title. Carey didn’t provide details though, only saying the company is exploring options with several joint-venture partners at the moment.Perhaps the most notable “turbulance” was putting Seventeen under the auspices of Cosmopolitan, and how well the newly-formed Millennial Group fares under Cosmo publishing director, Donna Kalajian Lagani, and editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, in 2015.The overall corporate growth led Carey to declare that the privately-held Hearst Magazines “posted the best performance in the industry” in 2014. Highlights included:The launches of Dr. Oz the Good Life and Trending NY in the U.S. stood out, as well as a number of international launches for Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and Town & Country. Extensions in the U.S. and abroad will play a role going forward.Editorial innovations led by Good Housekeeping‘s redesign engineered by new editor-in-chief, Jane Francisco, and “crossover content” between Food Network and HGTV. Both magazines are Hearst Magazines partnerships with Scripps Networks.The 147-year-old Harper’s Bazaar and the 20-year-old Marie Claire “beat their own best [advertising] performances once again.”The company leaned on its B2B operations which grew rapidly through both organic growth and acquisition, helping to “counterbalance the volatility of the media businesses.” (Hearst Corp. president and CEO, Steven Swartz also highlighted Hearst Business Media’s performance in 2014 in his year-end letter to employees, calling it the company’s fastest growing division.)Digitally, monthly unique visitors to Hearst Magazine titles doubled in 2014 (excluding December) to 112 million, and social media followers increased 90 percent to 63 million “as audiences engage with us on every platform imaginable.”The Nick Matarazzo-led Jumpstart, the digital marketing company tied to both Car and Driver and Road & Track, “turned in a terrific performance, by far the best in its history.”Cosmo‘s “24/7 English-language newsroom” providing content worldwide was made possible by the time differences between the sources in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.O, The Oprah Magazine‘s “Circle of Friends” premium subscriber initiative, which is nearing 10,000 members at $199 per year in spite of starting “with minimal marketing” last fall. Two other Hearst Magazines (not named) will test premium initiatives in 2015.Plenty of work awaits Carey and Hearst Magazines management in 2015, but so, too, is the celebrating, with O turning 15; Elle, 30; and Car and Driver, 60.
Add-onsP2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PAP2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PA Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Dimensions159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm OSAndroid Pie with MIUI 10Android Pie with MIUI 10 Close Display6.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamut6.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamut ColoursBlack/Blue/PurpleBlack/Blue/Red Processor14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with Adreno 512 GPU11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with Adreno 612 GPU RAM +Storage3GB LPDDR4X RAM+ 32GB storage4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card] Weight 186g186g The long wait for the Xiaomi’s much-awaited Redmi Note 7 Pro will be finally over later this afternoon. The company is hosting the first ever flash sale on Flipkart, Mi.com and also brick-and-mortar shop Mi Home from 12:00 pm, March 13.There is no word on how much units are in the Xiaomi and Flipkart stock, but going by last week’s Redmi Note 7 flash sale, there will be a bigger mad rush for Redmi Note 7 Pro, as it is one of the most feature-rich phones with cost-effective price starting at Rs 13,999.Even the generic Redmi Note 7 will be up for sale at the same time today on the aforementioned e-commerce sites and store with prices starting at Rs 9,999. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3-inch full HD LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 series shield.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaFor those unaware, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 sports a dot-notch design featuring a 6.3-inch full HD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield and on the back, it flaunts glossy shell with gradient finish.Under-the-hood, it comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with Adreno 512 GPU, 3GB/4GB, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card), Android OS-based MIUI 10 and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole day under mixed usage.The Redmi Note 7 house a dual 12MP+2MP primary snapper with LED flash. On the front, it houses a 13MP AI camera. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comes with dual-camera on the back with AI Portrait mode and other features.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaThe top-end Note 7 Pro model also comes with premium Gorilla Glass 5 series enclosed body (front and back) with same 6.3-inch full HD+ display. But differ in terms of internal hardware. It boasts the 48MP + 5 MP dual camera, having IMX 586 sensor made by Sony, which not even top-end phones can boast off.The Pro variant comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor backed by Android Pie-based MIUI 10 OS, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage and a massive 4,000mAh cell.Also read: Top 5 reasons why Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is a smart buyXiaomi is offering two Redmi Note 7 models—3GB RAM +32GB storage (buy here) and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage— for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. They will come in three colours—black, blue and red. It is set to go on sale on March 6 onward.On the other hand, Redmi Note 7 Pro will come in just one model—4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage— for Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.ModelsModelsXiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7ModelsDisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 76.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamutXiaomi Redmi Note 76.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamutModelsOSXiaomi Redmi Note 7Android Pie with MIUI 10Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Android Pie with MIUI 10ModelsProcessorXiaomi Redmi Note 714nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with Adreno 512 GPUXiaomi Redmi Note 711nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with Adreno 612 GPUModelsRAM +StorageXiaomi Redmi Note 73GB LPDDR4X RAM+ 32GB storage4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]Xiaomi Redmi Note 74GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]ModelsCameraXiaomi Redmi Note 7Main: 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS and AI Portrait ModeFront: 13MP with AI Portrait modeXiaomi Redmi Note 7Main: 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.79 aperture) + 5MP (F2.4 aperture) dual rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and AI Portrait mode, dual-tone LED flashFront: 13MP with AI Portrait modeModelsBatteryXiaomi Redmi Note 74000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capabilityXiaomi Redmi Note 74000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capabilityModelsNetworkXiaomi Redmi Note 7Dual 4G-VoLTEXiaomi Redmi Note 7Dual 4G-VoLTEModelsAdd-onsXiaomi Redmi Note 7P2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PAXiaomi Redmi Note 7P2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PAModelsDimensionsXiaomi Redmi Note 7159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mmXiaomi Redmi Note 7159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mmModelsWeight Xiaomi Redmi Note 7186gXiaomi Redmi Note 7186gModelsColoursXiaomi Redmi Note 7Black/Blue/PurpleXiaomi Redmi Note 7Black/Blue/RedModelsPrice Xiaomi Redmi Note 73GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,999Xiaomi Redmi Note 74GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 13,9996GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs16,999 Price 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 13,9996GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs16,999 CameraMain: 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS and AI Portrait ModeFront: 13MP with AI Portrait modeMain: 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.79 aperture) + 5MP (F2.4 aperture) dual rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and AI Portrait mode, dual-tone LED flashFront: 13MP with AI Portrait mode Battery4000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capability4000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capability NetworkDual 4G-VoLTEDual 4G-VoLTE ModelsXiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Visually-challenged students of Delhi University will soon be getting ‘mobility and accessibility’ kits, including DAISY players and smart canes to help them move around with ease on campus.“DU has joined hands with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to provide mobility and accessibility kits to the varsity’s visually-challenged students enrolled,” said Anil Aneja, Officer on Special Duty at DU’s Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC).“The kit will consist of smart canes and DAISY players. While the smart canes will help the students have hassle-free mobility on campus, the DAISY players will make their studies easier,” he said. DU has roped in the services of the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun, for working on the kits. “While funds for the initiative have been provided by the ministry, the contents of the kit have been developed by NIVH. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThere is also a plan to include special tablets designed for the visually-challenged in the kits, but that will be worked out in the second phase,” Aneja said. The cost of each kit is estimated to be around Rs 11,000.While the canes will be able to give vibration warnings to the students whenever there is any obstruction within a certain range, the DAISY player, which is a book-reading machine, will be able to help them in comfortably going through texts. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrested“Though the distribution of these kits will begin by the end of this month, from the coming session, we plan that the kits are handed over to the students during the freshers’ orientation programme,” added Aneja.The students will not be bound to return the kits to the varsity when they pass out, he said.DU had earlier also installed a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, a move which the varsity claims is a first-of-its- kind initiative for visually-challenged students by an Indian university. The technology installed last year is known as ‘Inclusive Print Access Project’ and is a combination of softwares which have been imported from abroad to suit the needs of the visually-challenged students.The DU Equal Opportunity Cell was established in 2006 to address the needs and issues related to physically-challenged, SC/ST, OBC and minority students.DU allows for a 5 per cent relaxation in eligibility criteria with respect to differently-abled students.A Braille library and an Audio Book Resource Centre are among the facilities introduced by the university for its differently-abled students.
“When you’re alone you don’t do much laughing.” – PG Wodehouse“Did you know,” said my friend the other day, while stuffing her face with food, “that Winnie the Pooh is the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations?” She then, proceeded to wash the burgers down with a Coke and started chomping on her fresh order of fries. I said I did not, and watched her suck the salt off a French fry with amusement as I reminisced happy memories from our past of similar nature.There is no telling what makes a person tick when it comes to choosing chums for life, I concluded, after having trifled away another invaluable hour of my life, watching my amiable friend gobble and guzzle. Awash in the friendship day fever, my peer rambled on about her forthcoming merry-making and I was forced to resign myself to a silent expression of disapproval not much unlike Aristotle and Cicero, who too, would have sunk into chairs, profoundly dejected by the redefined, abysmal notions of friendship espoused by the masses today.The emergence of social media, like a siren’s song, has lured multitudes into the sea of virtual reality where human contact has been replaced by electronic forms of interaction. The spirit of friendship, akin to a flower uncared for, is wilting away. Cyberspace, by a sustained blitzkrieg of discombobulation, has lulled masses into a false sense of security wherein they refuse to exercise judgment when it comes to revealing intimate details of their lives to complete strangers disguised as friends. So deeply enmeshed it has become with the lives of individuals that the mere thought of disengaging themselves from it, is distressing enough to make them clutch their brows and break into fits of hysteria. Face-to-face conversations have now become part of a dying institution. People today, have many acquaintances in the digital realm, but few friends outside of it. True friendships, are results of deliciously inexplicable happenings, built and nurtured on moments of shared excitement, passion, uncertainty and fierce camaraderie. The human ability to forge bonds of friendship is a characteristic trait, as is the innate desire for cooperation and companionship. To say, that one does not desire occasionally, to break free from the mundane task of being one’s self and pretend to be somebody else entirely, would be paltering with the truth. But on occasions, when a fellow needs a friend, I find the prospect of dropping down into a cozy sofa with a friend and watching her demolish several plates of food oddly comforting.
June 6, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Snapchat in 3-D? The popular social network has reportedly acquired 3-D photo app service Seene.According to TechCrunch, the low-priced purchase was made “a couple of months ago,” though neither company has officially confirmed the deal.Seene makes “computer vision technology” for mobile devices, including 3-D scene reconstruction, object tracking, augmented reality and 3-D face capture — the latter of which is a very Snapchat-friendly quality. The system (see video below) launched in September within the Seene app, and promises real-time, high-resolution 3-D facial capture on iOS and Android.Neither Snapchat nor Seene immediately responded to PCMag’s request for comment. The startup’s website shows no signs of a change, still listing San Francisco and London as its shared home; TechCrunch says the team will relocate to Los Angeles.In April, Snapchat added the ability to face swap with photos from your phone’s camera roll. Ever wonder what you’d look like as your cat? Or with your best friend’s flawless skin? Hold the screen over your face to launch the app’s selfie features, then swipe to the “Face-Swap From Camera Roll” lens. The program automatically scans your photos for faces, surfacing all applicable options.It’s functions like that which attract an estimated 150 million people every day to the application, which recently bested Twitter’s estimated 140 million daily users. The micro-blogging site — once the number-two social network behind Facebook — has also been eclipsed by Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Register Now »
Newcastle Borough Staffordshire Moorlands Stoke-on-Trent M6, A500 and A50 Stafford Borough and Uttoxeter The stretch of carriageway affected by the closure (Image: Inrix) Highways England smart motorways project sponsor, Peter Smith, said: “Demolishing the bridge is a big and complex job and to do it safely both carriageways of the motorway are needed, meaning the M6 will be closed for up to 24 hours. “We’re doing all we can to minimise disruption. That is why we are arranging to take the centre section away in one piece, rather than breaking it up which would take more time. Read MoreRoadworks in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (Sep 17-Sep 23 2018) Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA busy stretch of the M6 motorway will be closed in North Staffordshire this weekend – as a bridge is demolished. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the M6 will be shut between junction 14 (Stafford North) and Stoke-on-Trent (junction 15) from 8pm on Saturday (September 22) for up to 24 hours (into Sunday September 23) while the Creswell Home Farm bridge over the motorway is demolished. Traffic will be diverted up the A34 Stone Road due to the work – with the 800 tonne bridge being torn down as part of an ongoing project to turn a 17-mile stretch of the M6 between junction 13 and junction 15 into a smart motorway. Signs as far away as Dover and Carlisle will alert motorists to the closure – with drivers urged to consider alternative routes including the M62 and M1. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent properties raided in national fuel fraud investigation M6 to shut for up to 24 hours South Cheshire Full list of roadworks “I’d like to thank motorists, businesses and residents for their patience. I’d also urge anyone wanting to use the M6 in that area to plan an alternative route to avoid congestion between Stoke and Stafford. Please also allow extra travel time and fuel for your journey.” We will be bringing you live updates on the closure, and the impact it is having on surrounding roads throughout the region, throughout Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.