Paragon Shipping Cancels One of Its Two Newbuilding Contracts

first_imgzoom Paragon Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with a Chinese shipyard to cancel one of its two 4,800 TEU containership newbuilding contracts at no cost to the Company, transfer the deposit to the remaining vessel and to reduce its contract price from the original $57.5 million to$55.0 million.After taking into consideration the above changes, the Company will have one 4,800 TEU containership newbuilding on order with $23.0 million, or approximately 42% of the purchase price, already funded and the remainder of the contract price due upon delivery in the second quarter of 2014. The final installment due on delivery will be financed through the Company’s loan facility with China Development Bank, subject to certain closing conditions. The Company has granted Box Ships Inc. an option to acquire the containership newbuilding.Subsequently, the Company announced that it has acquired two additional Eco-Design Ultramax newbuilding drybulk carriers from an affiliated entity with scheduled deliveries in the second quarter of 2015. The two Ultramax newbuildings are being built in Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding Co., a member of the Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, and will have acarrying capacity of 63,500 dwt each. The Ultramax vessels are sister ships to the company’s existing two Ultramax newbuildingsunder construction at the same yard that are expected to be delivered in 2014, and include approximately $1.6 million in extra equipment. The total consideration for these two Ultramax newbuildings is $56.5 million.Commenting on the developments, Paragon Shipping’s Chairman and CEO, Michael Bodouroglou, stated “The cancellation and reduction in price of the containership newbuilding improves the Company’s equity position, and gives Paragon greater flexibility as it can now take delivery of the one containership with little or no additional equity. We now have 13 vessels on the water and we believe this recent positive event will result in additional long-term growth for the Company. By acquiring the two additional Eco-Design Ultramax newbuildings, our newbuilding program has grown to six vessels, including the one containership, to be delivered starting December 2013 through to the middle of 2015. “Paragon Shipping, December 10, 2013last_img read more

HMM Sells LNG Transport Business for USD 1.03 Billion

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location HMM, February 28, 2014 Print  Close zoom Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will sell the LNG transport business for 1.1 trillion KRW ($1.03 billion) to solve the market’s concern on HMM’s financial status.HMM said that it sells the LNG business unit as part of its 3.3 trillion valued self-help plan presented last Decembe. HMM has also said that it expects to gain momentum on the implementation of its self-help plan, according to which the disposition was supposed to take place much later in June 2014.HMM recently started bidding for the sale of its LNG business unit and received LOIs (Letter of Intents) from 6 candidates on February 6th. HMM chose IMM Investment, Corp., as the preferred bidder. The sale value as a whole is estimated at about 1.1 trillion KRW; after an actual inspection on the preferred bidder, HMM will close the deal in the first half of this year.HMM owns 10 LNG vessels and is in a long-term charter contract with state-run Korea Gas Corporation until 2028. HMM has been transporting 7.3 million ton of gas, which is nearly 20% of South Korea’s annual LNG consumption.HMM plans to repay relevant debt with the proceeds from this disposition and to secure additional liquidity. HMM says it is expected to gain large profits because LNG business is undervalued on its books.The proceeds from this asset disposition, in addition to the 600 billion won in cash that HMM secured at the end of last year, will help solve most of the market’s concern on HMM’s financial status.Moreover, HMM has secured 56.3 billion KRW through the disposition of 18,097 container boxes in December 2013 and 46.5 billion KRW by selling 11.3 million shares in the KB Financial Group. HMM has also announced that it will procure 93 billion KRW by selling shares in the Shinhan Financial Group within 6 months. When HMM secures 70 billion won by selling its land property in Yongdang (in Busan, 453 kilometers south of Seoul), HMM’s self-help plan valued at 1.4 trillion won will become fully implemented.HMM will make additional capital procurement by implementing more self-help plans.One HMM official has commented, “It’s too bad that we had to sell the LNG Business Unit, which provided us with sizable profits and stable cash flow. But we’ll focus our ability on enhancing the global competitiveness of our containers and bulk units, and by doing so we’ll be able to become the best shipping company.”last_img read more

Archives Updates Halifax Explosion Online Resources

first_imgVisitors to the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management Web site now have the opportunity to view rare film footage and photographs shot after the 1917 Halifax Explosion, newly re-mastered in a high-resolution format. All of the photographs, films, and archival records in the Halifax Explosion 1917 Online Resources have been re-digitized, so Internet visitors can see, in great detail, the aftermath of the disaster and efforts to rebuild the city. “Dec. 6, 1917 is a day forever etched in the history of this province,” said Bill Estabrooks on behalf of Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “Through these photos and films we see horrific damage and destruction, but also the strength and determination that eventually rebuilt Halifax.” More than 160 images and documents showing the devastated city are featured with a new magnification tool that lets visitors explore each image in minute detail. Photos showing coffins piled up on Argyle Street, a cloud of smoke looming over the harbour, and entire city blocks levelled from the blast, are stark reminders of the chaos that followed the disaster. A highlight of the resource is 13 minutes of silent black-and-white film shot by W.G. MacLaughlan, showing the waste and ruin of a city destroyed. Re-mastered and slowed to actual speed, the films reveal the clearest views and closest details yet seen of the terrible days that followed Dec. 6, 1917. “We are pleased to present Halifax Explosion Online Resources in a high-resolution format for website visitors,” said Lois Yorke, director of public services. “These photos, films, and records are powerful reminders of the turmoil our city once faced.” There are also several personal narratives of those who lived through the disaster, including a Dec. 10, 1917 letter written by a Halifax housewife and the 1985 reminiscences of an elderly woman looking back to when she was six years old at Chebucto School. Another feature of the online resource is the Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book: A List of Those Who Died, a searchable database with information about 1,951 casualties. Information on the Halifax Relief Commission, 1917-1978, is also available. Halifax Explosion 1917 Online Resources is available at www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/explosion/ . Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management acquires, preserves and makes available the province’s documentary heritage.last_img read more

amfAR Raises Over 2 Million At 7th Annual Inspiration Gala Los Angeles

first_imgChelsea Handler, Barry Diller, Heidi Klum, Jon Hamm, Cheyenne Jackson, Dita Von Teese, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Victoria Justice, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole were among those who gathered at the seventh annual amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles last week.Heidi Klum at amfAR Inspiration Gala Los AngelesCredit/Copyright: Kevin TachmanThe event paid tribute to Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, and Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the fight against AIDS. The event, presented by Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam, raised over $2 million for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.Jason Derulo Performs At amfAR Inspiration Gala LACredit/Copyright: amfARSophia Amoruso, Fredrik Eklund, Jay Ellis, Estelle, Peter Fonda, David Foster, David Furnish, Brad Goreski, Kelsey Grammer, Courtney Love, Angela Lindvall, Maureen McCormick, Jesse Metcalfe, Shemar Moore, Mia Moretti, Samantha Ronson, Cara Santana, Milissa Sears, Teddy Sears, Nina Senicar, and others were also in attendance.The evening began with a Disney-themed musical tribute to honoree Jeffrey Katzenberg. A 10-piece orchestra performed Aladdin’s “Friend Like Me,” and American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson and Glee’s Jane Lynch then took the stage to perform Aladdin’s “A Whole New World.” Longtime amfAR supporter Heidi Klum then welcomed guests and introduced amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole. Mr. Cole spoke passionately about amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, which is aimed at developing the scientific basis of a cure by 2020.Barry Diller presented the amfAR Award of Inspiration to his friend Jeffrey Katzenberg, stating “for those who need to be inspired by example, here he is.” Katzenberg was recognized for his support of a wide range of AIDS-related and other charitable causes, including amfAR and AIDS Project Los Angeles, of which he serves as a Trustee. In his acceptance remarks Katzenberg cited the progress that has been made against HIV/AIDS thanks to organizations like amfAR and stressed that “AIDS has never been just a health issue, it is also a human rights issue.”Chelsea Handler presented the amfAR Award of Inspiration to the “uncompromising” Charlize Theron, “because in the fight against AIDS, we need uncompromising.” Theron founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project in 2007 to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS by providing them with important tools and skills to live healthy and productive lives, and also serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Accepting the award, she discussed her personal connection to HIV/AIDS growing up in South Africa, and stated that “to end this epidemic, we need big bold investments in science and medicine [and] big, bold investments in outreach.”The event also featured a colorful and competitive live auction, conducted by Alexander Gilkes, who encouraged guests to give generously to amfAR’s efforts to find a cure for HIV.• Model Angela Lindvall helped introduce exquisite Harry Winston earrings, featuring 124 round brilliant diamonds. Titled “Belle,” in tribute to the 1920s jewelry estate of Arabella Huntington, these earrings weigh a total of approximately 1.09 carats and sold for $40,000. • Haggadah, a work by renowned German artist Gerhard Richter, sold for $75,000. • A seven-night stay for six adults at one of the most luxurious and exclusive residences in the Maldives, the beachfront Sunrise Retreat on Soneva Fushi, sold for $70,000. • Two tickets to the Givenchy runway show in Paris during the 2016-2017 season, as well as a ready-to-wear Givenchy outfit with private shopping experience, a Givenchy bag, and round-trip airfare for two on Delta One sold for $50,000 • Donuts (Chocolate), a work by the world’s most famous and mysterious street artist, Banksy, sold for $50,000 to Event Chair Aileen Getty, who also pledged $100,000 to amfAR later in the auction. • A playful and mesmerizing hand-painted mural by the Haas Brothers, titled Animal Party and introduced by one of the artists, sold for $95,000. • An opportunity to explore the legendary Rainbow Mountain hidden deep within the Andes of Peru with Johan Ernst Nilson, one of the world’s leading explorers, sold twice for a total of $120,000.The evening ended with an explosive performance by pop and R&B sensation Jason Derulo, who performed a set of his biggest hits including “Whatcha Say,” “Wiggle,” “Talk Dirty,” and “Want To Want Me.”Aileen Getty and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole served as Event Chairs. Will Arnett, Antonio Banderas, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, John Demsey, America Ferrera, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Jim Gianopulos, Charles Gibb, Jon Hamm, Nayla Hayek, Kevine Huvane, Stephen Huvane, Cheyenne Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Anna Kendrick, Heidi Klum, Donna Langley, Andrew Lipman, Willie Maldonado, Ron Meyer, Dame Helen Mirren, Eddie Murphy, Gary Newman, Denis O’Hare, Sean Patterson, Alan Poul and Ari Karpel, Tricia Quick, Peter Rice, Vincent Roberti, Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson, Zoe Saldana, Jeff Shell, Martin Short, Stacey Snider, Jeffrey Tambor, Dana Walden, Stephen Warren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones served as Event Co-Chairs.The event was presented by Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam. Cadillac and Moët Hennessy were the event’s Signature Sponsors. MILK was the Associate Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.The Inspiration series was launched in 2010 by amfAR and Josh Wood Productions to celebrate men’s style and fashion while raising funds for the Foundation’s life-saving AIDS research programs. Inspiration galas have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Miami, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, raising more than $26 million to date.last_img read more

Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis CKs admissions of sexual

first_imgAdvertisement About half of the Bardel employees who lost their jobs were placed on another show that was starting at that time, says Tina Chow, the company’s head of development. She says finding positions for the others has been relatively easy because there’s so much demand for skilled animators. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various points in the career. Twitter “I was shocked, since I hadn’t expected him to ever be accused of such things,” she said in an email. “It was really difficult to digest, and I felt awful for the women coming forward.” Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. “It’s a very busy industry in Vancouver,” Chow says. “We were lucky.” That wasn’t the case at Starburns Industries, the L.A. studio making “The Cops,” which hired Bardel to take over animation.In July, when Francis Giglio started working at Starburns as art director for “The Cops,” he was thrilled. He had mostly worked on animated shows for children before, and was looking forward to a primetime project. Giglio and the team of about 40 people he supervised at had completed storyboards for the show’s first five or six episodes when they heard the news in early November. “It needs to change. We can’t be blaming the whistleblower.”By: Maija Kappler The Canadian Press Advertisement “They paid us out for the rest of the week, but that was it,” Giglio says. “We didn’t have any severance or anything.” But while he wanted Louis C.K. to think about the far-reaching consequences of his behaviour, in his letter he stressed that the job loss was worth it if it meant holding C.K. accountable. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The day the allegations broke, Giglio says the atmosphere in the studio was one of shock and confusion. He remembers his employees coming into his office, asking: “What does this mean? Is the show over with? What do we do?”center_img Kelani Lim, a production manager who oversaw animation on the show, says the news came as a blow. Many people had signed on to the project because they were big fans of Louis C.K.’s work. Later that night, the staff received an email that said production on the show had been halted indefinitely. Giglio says the response to his open letter has been positive. He even heard from Rebecca Corry, one of Louis C.K.’s accusers, who told the New York Times that she didn’t report the comedian’s request to masturbate in front of her when he appeared on a TV show she worked on because she “had no interest in being the person who shut down a production.” “All of the stress and frustration that I find myself in now is nothing compared to the pain and distress you have caused those women,” the letter goes on to say. “I will happily walk away from this project and any other project to fully support anyone that needs to come forward about sexual abuse or harassment.” The next day, the comedian released a statement confirming that his accusers’ stories were accurate. Giglio says everyone just left work early, disgusted. They were told to come back into work on Monday as if it were a normal work day, but they all knew it wasn’t. Lim says she was lucky that she was able to find another project to work on about a week after production of “The Cops” was indefinitely halted. In a letter she sent Giglio, Corry “was apologizing for me losing my job,” he says. “That was the whole point of my letter: no, you don’t need to apologize. Advertisement In an open letter to Louis C.K. written on the side of a cardboard box he used to pack up his office, Giglio underlined just how many people were affected by the comedian’s behaviour. “So many of us are frantically looking for a new project to jump on,” he wrote. “Myself included as my wife stays home with our three-year-old daughter and I want to always make sure they are taken care of.” Giglio has managed to find a new project, and he says he knows that makes him lucky. “As far as the rest of my staff goes, very few have been able to find employment,” he says. “Most of them are still looking.” Facebook Even at that point, he remembers people saying they didn’t want to work on a show starring Louis C.K. if he really did the things he was accused of. Giglio was among them. “I was fine from walking away from the project, if the allegations were true,” he says.last_img read more

UN Goodwill Ambassador honoured for chronicling struggle against illegal drugs

An Italian photojournalist who brings the work of the United Nations anti-drug unit before the public has been awarded a prestigious German publishing prize for a feature on the global struggle against illicit narcotics.Alessandro Scotti Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), captured the Henri Nannen Prize for his feature Weltmacht Drogen (Drugs, the global power) feature published in the German magazine GEO. The prize is awarded annually by Gruner + Jahr, publishers of Stern magazine. Mr. Scotti’s powerful black and white images, which won the award in the Best Photographic Achievement section, chronicle the battle against the narcotics industry in Iran, Afghanistan, Latin America and Central Asia, UNODC said in a news release. “Scotti’s talent has transformed the tragic plight of a few into a global campaign against narco-trafficking,” UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said. “He shows us the face of addiction, exploitation, and physical suffering, and challenges us to respond.”In its citation, the jury said that in documenting the drugs trade for more than five years, Scotti had succeeded in bringing his reportage vividly to life. “The photographer gets so close to the action that the viewer can sense the great demands his reporting is making on him.”Mr. Scotti, one of 10 prizewinners selected from 863 submissions from 188 German-language publications, has worked as a professional photographer and writer for 10 years. Since 2005, he has travelled extensively in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iran, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand to represent UNODC.He is presently completing a trilogy of books for UNODC documenting the global drugs trade. Entitled De Narcoticis, the series explores all aspects of the narcotics trade, including cultivation, trafficking, prevention and addiction. Mr. Scotti’s haunting images help the public to understand the complexity of the drug problem, UNODC said. 18 May 2007An Italian photojournalist who brings the work of the United Nations anti-drug unit before the public has been awarded a prestigious German publishing prize for a feature on the global struggle against illicit narcotics. read more

Ban welcomes decision by Arab League to suspend Syria

12 November 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the decision by the League of Arab States to suspend and impose political and economic sanctions on Syria until the Government ends its crackdown on protesters. In a statement released by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban urged Syrian authorities to “heed the call from the League to stop violence by the army against civilians immediately.”The League voted to suspend Syria from participating in its council meetings and activities starting on Wednesday until the Government implements all of its commitments under the peace plan proposed by the League last week. The plan includes the release of prisoners, the withdrawal of security forces from the streets and talks between the Government and opposition. Although Syrian authorities have accepted the plan, violence has continued in the country, with the total death toll surpassing 3,500, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).Mr. Ban called for Syrian authorities “to implement the plan fully and speedily,” and welcomed the intention of the League to protect civilians while expressing his readiness to provide support when requested. Mr. Ban also said he was encouraged by efforts from the League to “promote a genuine and inclusive political dialogue, starting with the League’s call for a meeting by the Syrian opposition in the coming days,” and reiterated that violence must stop immediately “to open the way for a credible Syrian-led process of comprehensive political change that will address the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people.”Protesters began taking to the streets in Syria in March as part of a wider pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East this year that has toppled long-standing regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. read more

Markets Right Now Stocks opening lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street amid investor concerns that the U.S.-China trade war may be worsening.Investors fear that U.S. President Donald Trump’s impending Sept. 1 tariff hike on more Chinese imports will scuttle talks aimed at ending their trade war.Banks and industrial stocks are leading the market lower Monday. Bank of America is down 2.4% and Citigroup is down 2.1%, while General Electric is down 2.2%.The S&P 500 fell 17 points, or 0.6%, to 2,900.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 204 points, or 0.8%, to 26,079. The Nasdaq fell 53 points, or 0.7%, to 7,905.The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.68%.The Associated Press

UNs Geneva Office marks first International Day of Commemoration for Holocaust victims

“The horrific crimes of the Holocaust would forever stand as a stark and unequivocal warning to all people of the dangers of bigotry, prejudice and racism,” said Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, at the beginning of the observance, held at the Palais des Nations.“Defending the dignity of each individual and defeating discrimination when it was encountered” was the only way to pay fitting tribute to the victims of the Nazi death camps, he added.Israel’s Ambassador, Itzhak Levanon, said remembrance of the past was the common responsibility of mankind. Lessons learned had a universal scope and created safeguards against future atrocities, he added. He also called on all to recall, in tragedy and in sorrow, other victims of genocide, in Rwanda, in Darfur, and in many other places, who also knew to what atrocities words could lead. Tom Luke, a survivor of the Holocaust, said he had been convinced that it had been an “aberration of history,” but since then, millions more had been tortured, murdered, starved to death and stripped of their civil liberties across the world.But he said the adoption of the resolution on the International Day of Commemoration was cause for cautious optimism. Mr. Ordzhonikidze pointed out that the UN was formed in response to the horrors of the Second World War, as an expression of the joint will for such events never to occur again. “It was through remembrance, such as that expressed here today, that those who died were being honoured,” he said. read more

Making the Internet more disabilityfriendly is good business experts tell UN panel

Making Internet sites accessible to persons with disabilities is not just a moral issue but also a business opportunity to tap into a larger share of the global market, according to business executives speaking at events marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations today. Secretary-General Kofi Annan also echoed this theme in his message marking the occasion. “Access to information and communication technologies creates opportunities for all people, perhaps none more so than persons with disabilities,” he said. “And, as the development of the Internet and these technologies takes their needs more fully into account, the barriers of prejudice, infrastructure and inaccessible formats need no longer stand in the way of participation.” Speaking at a panel discussion at UN Headquarters, Preety Kumar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Deque Systems, a company that helps make websites accessible, said, “When you’re talking about one in five people being disabled, we got management’s attention.” “E-Accessibility”– or making the Internet easier to use for persons with disabilities – was the theme of this year’s International Day. “Information and communication technologies (ICT) can create further barriers for persons with disabilities,” according to Dr. Harold Snider, who is blind. “We can’t use them effectively.” “If a website is designed properly, it can give you a lot of information,” said Betsy Zaborowski of the United States National Federation of the Blind while demonstrating a website reader on the site of her organization. “It is the first time in my life that I can access so much information at the click of a mouse,” she said, while the automatic voice of the device read out the content of the page. Making websites accessible was justified as a business initiative, said Frances West, Director of IBM’s World Wide Human Ability and Accessibility Centre. “You don’t design accessible websites just for persons with disabilities, but for all of us,” she said, adding that standards should be global, not countrywide or region-wide. Ms. Kumar added that Web accessibility would increasingly become an issue with the ageing of the world population. It was also a matter of corporate responsibility and there was a business rationale – such as reducing web maintenance costs, increasing market share and providing services an ageing population. “The cost implications of adding accessibility to a website are like those of purchasing car insurance,” she said. “Usually they amount to 5-10 per cent of the total cost of web site ownership.” An accessible website, according to Judy Brewer of the World Wide Web Consortium, an organization that sets standards for the Internet, relies on accessible browsers, accessible media players and other user-friendly features for hundreds of assistive technologies, such as screen readers and screen magnifiers. She added that the ideal website should be “perceivable, navigable, operable and robust”. Industry-wide standards would build a unified market for accessibility tools, helping to bring down costs. Also meeting for the first time was the Steering Committee of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies, bringing together representatives from the private sector, disability groups, international bodies and academia to discuss possible standards for new technologies. “Greater harmonization and standardization of solutions will make them more affordable,” said Alex Leblois, of the Boston-based Wireless Internet Institute. With the right standards for accessibility, “ICT vendors will pay more attention, and the market will evolve that way,” he said, adding that the goal was to reach economies of scale to make production more attractive for the private sector. One major goal of the Initiative, which is led by the Wireless Internet Institute and the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, is to standardize technology for persons with disabilities so as to dramatically lower production costs. A similar initiative to harmonize standards for microchips brought down the cost from $45 to $3. read more

TiVo reaches settlement deals with Cisco Motorola and Time Warner proceeds to

TiVo reaches settlement deals with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner, proceeds to total $490M by Bree Fowler, The Associated Press Posted Jun 7, 2013 8:28 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – TiVo settled patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable, averting a trial that was to begin next week and bringing to a close a string of long-running legal squabbles over its pioneering digital video recorder technology.The terms fell well short of what most TiVo investors had expected, however, and shares of TiVo plunged 19 per cent Friday.Under the agreement, TiVo will get a lump-sum payment of $490 million from Google Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. Cisco will be responsible for $294 million of that, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.TiVo will also enter into patent licensing deals with Google, Cisco and Arris Group Inc. Google bought Motorola Mobility in 2012 and sold its set-top making unit to Arris this year.TiVo Inc., based in Alviso, Calif., spent the past several years going after pay-TV companies, saying that they were using its patented technology in DVRs. It previously negotiated settlements in similar cases against companies including Dish Network Corp., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. Counting this week’s settlement, TiVo’s awards from patent lawsuits now total about $1.6 billion. TiVo has still struggled to make money, however, posting annual losses in eight of the past 10 years.“We are pleased to reach an agreement that brings our pending litigation to an end and further underscores the significant value our distribution partners derive from TiVo’s technological innovations,” TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said. Motorola Mobility, Cisco and Time Warner Cable said they were satisfied with the deal. Officials for Arris deferred comment to Motorola Mobility.Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said that while the amount of the settlement was “disappointing,” it removes some of the uncertainty surrounding TiVo and its legal expenses. Olson said he had expected a combined settlement of about $550 million, but acknowledged that many other analysts had predicted a higher overall number.“I think they felt strongly about the merits of their case but ultimately didn’t want to leave the decision in the hands of a jury,” Olson said, adding that certainty was probably of more value to the company than the possibility of a higher settlement.Olson, who backed his “Overweight” rating for the stock, noting that TiVo is having more success in licensing its technology and he expects the company’s subscriber base to continue to continue to grow.Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets was less optimistic and cut his rating for TiVo stock to “Neutral” from “Buy.” Wible said that while TiVo will continue to strike new licensing deals and add subscribers, the pace of those agreements will be unpredictable and they’ll probably be much smaller than those of the past, noting that the company already has deals with most of the top pay-TV providers.Following the announcement, TiVo said it would double its stock buyback program to up to $200 million and extended the plan for an additional two years.Shares of TiVo fell $2.61 to close at $11.10 Friday. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have traded between $7.75 and $14.10. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Complacency is still strong over stopping genocide says top UN adviser

Marking the 70th anniversary of The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,  in the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, Adama Dieng said it was important to speak out more forcefully. “At a time of decline of the respect for international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law,” we must commit to turn prevention into reality, he added.The Convention was adopted on 9 December,1948, by the General assembly in a call for preventative action so that “never again” would the world see the kind of mass-murder perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews in the Holocaust, during World War Two.  The critical message at Friday’s commemoration was clear. Mr. Dieng, Secretary-General António Guterres, and President of the General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, all outlined that the atrocity crime and scourge of genocide remains a threat and reality today.My generation believed that after the Holocaust, we would never see genocide again. We were wrong – Secretary-General António Guterres“My generation believed that after the Holocaust, we would never see genocide again. We were wrong,” said Mr. Guterres.He lamented the UN’s failures to heed the signs of genocide in time, citing the massacres in Rwanda, Cambodia and Srebrenica, in Bosnia and Herzegovina; all monumental killings, nursed by hatred.Today, people are still being brutally killed, raped and displaced simply because of their identities, said Mr. Guterres. Violence by the extremists of Da’esh in Iraq, and the “bone chilling accounts” of persecution by Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are of extreme concern, the UN Chief said.“Around the world, racism, hate speech, violent misogyny, antisemitism, Islamophobia and all forms of xenophobia are on the rise,” he said, warning that this dehumanizing language is not harmless, but rather, “may also sow the seeds for far more evil acts, including genocide.”Assembly President Espinosa urged greater preventative action. “We cannot turn away and ignore the signs, or tolerate justice not reaching those responsible. The price of inaction is too high,” she said.‘Strengthen’, don’t withdraw from multilateral action “There is a need to strengthen, not pull away, regional and international cooperation and multilateral institutions to respond to the dramatic challenges of today’s crisis,” said Mr. Dieng, who heads the UN Office on Genocide Prevention.“The disregard for the rule of law is a breeding ground for the commission of international crimes, including genocide.”The Genocide Convention document was the first human rights treaty to be adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, meant to prevent genocide and prevent those who commit the crime.Listen to our podcast here about the man who was the driving force behind the conventionSo far, the Convention has been ratified or acceded to by 149 Member States, meaning 45 have not become party to it.The International Court of Justice has stated that the Convention’s contents are guided by principles reflective of general customary international law, meaning that whether or not States have ratified the Convention, they are still bound by the principle that genocide is a crime.Its preamble recognizes that “at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity,” and urges parties to enact relevant legislation and punish perpetrators “whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials, or private individuals.” read more

The Next Phase Of NBA Superteam Technology Creating One From Scratch

2013LakersKobe BryantPau GasolDwight Howard2 Tyler Ennis2416-1.1-0.7-1.8 YearTeamStar 1Star 2Star 3prev. Stars YearTeamStar 1Star 2Star 3prev. Stars Injury status notwithstanding, superstars like Leonard don’t come up for grabs on the trade market often, and where they end up landing can often shape the destiny of the league. If Leonard does ultimately team up with James and George, the resulting Big Three would indeed reshape the NBA championship picture for years to come. The financials of such a deal are tricky, though doable. What’s unknown now is the desire of Leonard, James and George to play together — a necessary component, since the latter two are free agents — and whether the Spurs would be willing to trade their star to a rival team in the West. In other words, this Big Three is unlikely as the situation currently stands. But just the same, we’ve seen stranger things than this happen during the NBA’s summer silly season. Stay tuned. 1983LakersK. Abdul-JabbarMagic JohnsonJames Worthy2 2018ThunderR. WestbrookC. AnthonyPaul George1 PFLeBron James3436+5.4+0.8+6.2 21 2004T-WolvesKevin GarnettLatrell SprewellSam Cassell1 2015CavaliersLeBron JamesKevin LoveKyrie Irving1 1997RocketsH. OlajuwonCharles BarkleyClyde Drexler2 A Kawhi-LeBron-PG-13 Big Three would be uniqueNotable NBA Big Threes since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger, by year formed and number of stars who were already on the team’s roster 2011HeatLeBron JamesDwyane WadeChris Bosh1 Ivica Zubac2114-2.0+1.0-1.0 2004LakersShaquille O’NealKobe BryantGary Payton2 1996BullsMichael JordanScottie PippenDennis Rodman2 tot. TORDeRozan12Anunoby22Siakam11 2019Lakers (?)LeBron JamesKawhi LeonardPaul George0 PosPlayerAgeMPGOffensiveDefensiveTotal When healthy, San Antonio Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard is a card-carrying MVP candidate and one of the game’s premier all-around talents. But here’s the thing: Leonard hasn’t really been healthy since the 2017 playoffs, when he landed awkwardly on Zaza Pachulia’s foot in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Between that season-ending ankle sprain and a mysterious quad injury that sidelined Leonard for all but nine games of the 2017-18 season — fueling rumors of a growing rift with the Spurs organization — most of the recent headlines about Leonard have been over rehab schedules and locker-room turmoil, not his on-court brilliance.Friday’s report that Leonard wants a trade out of San Antonio was the latest (and most significant) piece of news in that department yet. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Adrian Wojnarowski, Leonard would prefer to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, which might help lay the groundwork for a superteam featuring Leonard, LeBron James and Paul George. These rumors were enough to cause a spike in the Lakers’ playoff futures, where they now have 6-1 odds of winning the 2018-19 title — after winning just 35 games last season. But while that development would shift the paradigm, would this Big Three really be able to challenge the Warriors for supremacy in the West? And are the Lakers even the team that can offer the best package in return for Leonard?If L.A. does manage to reel in the trio of stars, it would finally replenish the Lakers’ supply of future Hall of Famers, a resource the franchise mined for championship runs almost continuously from the 1940s through the 2000s (before Kobe Bryant retired to become an Oscar-winning filmmaker). It would also represent a brand new kind of Big Three, one made entirely from scratch. Up until very recently, history’s top three-star arrangements came together at least semi-organically, with one (if not two) of the members already on the roster before the third piece of the puzzle was added. Even in newer cases such as the 2010-11 Miami Heat, you usually needed at least one existing player on the roster to play Dwyane Wade’s role and help recruit other stars to join up.To illustrate this, here’s a list of just about every notable1I realize I am stretching that definition by considering, say, the 2004 Timberwolves’ combination of Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell with Kevin Garnett as a Big Three. NBA Big Three since the ABA merger, along with how many of its members were already on the team before the final member joined: 1988BullsMichael JordanScottie PippenHorace Grant1 Josh Hart2324+0.5-0.7-0.2 2010ThunderKevin DurantR. WestbrookJames Harden2 16 40 Includes Big Threes formed by adding players through the draft.Source: Basketball-Reference.com teamPlayers 1994MagicShaquille O’NealPenny HardawayNick Anderson2 Projected Plus/Minus What a Lakers superteam might look likeProjected depth chart for the hypothetical 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers, with CARMELO player projected plus/minus Replacement-level players23-1.7-0.3-2.0 CARMELO would expect that team, with a projected efficiency margin of plus-5.9 points per 100 possessions, to win about 54 games next season, even with stray waiver-wire pickups logging 10 percent of the team’s available minutes. The team would also have the star power of a bona fide championship contender, with James arguably ranking as the best player in the league,2CARMELO projects him to finish a close second behind Russell Westbrook in total value next year. Leonard capable of snagging MVP votes and George checking in as a five-time All-Star by the age of 28. There would be questions about fit — since James, Leonard and George overlap in both position and skill set — and no guarantees about Leonard’s health. But this Big Three would certainly vault L.A. back into the championship conversation, where it hasn’t resided in a while.However, before these Laker bros start making plans for a parade down Figueroa Street next June, it’s fair to ask whether the Lakers are really the most likely destination for Leonard. Although Leonard may want to play in L.A., he’s also still under contract with the Spurs for one more season, so San Antonio still controls where he’d eventually end up landing. And if they can help it, I’m guessing Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford would prefer not to set a superteam up for the franchise that’s faced the Spurs in 34 playoff games since San Antonio’s dynasty began in the late nineties.Moreover, Los Angeles may not even have the best package to offer the Spurs in a deal for Leonard. Our colleagues at ESPN.com put together their seven favorite potential Leonard trades, including the Lakers’ Ball/Kuzma/Deng swap mentioned above. For each of those scenarios, I added up CARMELO’s five-year upside values, which project a player’s wins above replacement over the next five seasons with negative-value comparable players zeroed out.3This is done in order to keep a player from being penalized for a historical comparable who was penciled into the lineup despite poor play — which was presumably more the coach’s fault than the player’s. According to that measure, L.A.’s deal is among the best San Antonio might be able to get — but it has competition from Miami, Toronto, Philadelphia and others:4For the values of draft picks, I used the five-year expected value of a pick found here. For Portland’s 2019 pick, I arbitrarily assigned it the value of the No. 20 overall pick. (The Blazers pick 24th this year.) SGPaul George2836+2.0+0.5+2.5 Assumes Lakers sign LeBron James and Paul George with cap space, trade with San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard and use a salary-cap exception to sign a big man (such as Nerlens Noel).Age is as of Feb. 1, 2019.Source: ESPN.com PHICovington24Fultz810th pick9 With Leonard coming from San Antonio, James from Cleveland and George from Oklahoma City, this would be the first Big Three we could find that formed with three newcomers all meeting in a new city. Things have been trending in that direction for a while: Although the vast majority of Big Threes in the 1980s and ’90s were formed by adding a third star to a two-man core, plenty of recent Big Threes have seen two new faces joining one existing star’s squad. But this would be a new Big Three experiment that pushes the boundaries of how they can be formed even further.If the Lakers do manage to haul in Leonard, George and James, their new team would instantly be good enough to at least give the Warriors some competition in the Western Conference next season. Let’s mix our CARMELO projections, which use historical comparisons to model out a potential career arc for each current NBA player, with the L.A. superteam scenario detailed here by my colleague Kevin Pelton. In it, he assumes the Lakers sign James and George with their cap room, and that San Antonio accedes to a trade that sends Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Luol Deng’s onerous contract to the Spurs in exchange for Leonard. Here’s how CARMELO thinks that team looks on paper: PORMcCollum12Rd 1 pick4 1981CelticsLarry BirdRobert ParishKevin McHale1 2012ClippersChris PaulBlake GriffinDeAndre Jordan2 CNerlens Noel2420-2.3+2.8+0.5 Who will teams offer in exchange for Kawhi?Five-year CARMELO upside* values for selected trade packages involving Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN.com’s Insiders Thomas Bryant2112-1.4-0.1-1.5 LALBall37Kuzma10Deng1 45 2008CelticsKevin GarnettRay AllenPaul Pierce1 2003SpursTim DuncanManu GinobiliTony Parker2 SFKawhi Leonard2728+2.1+1.3+3.4 198376ersJulius ErvingMoses MaloneBobby Jones2 47 2017WarriorsKevin DurantStephen CurryDraymond Green2 PGBrandon Ingram2131-0.3-0.5-0.8 1987PistonsIsiah ThomasAdrian DantleyBill Laimbeer2 2018RocketsChris PaulJames HardenTrevor Ariza2 1994JazzKarl MaloneJohn StocktonJeff Hornacek2 * CARMELO’s “upside” measurements are a version of our ratings in which comparable players who project to have a negative value are zeroed out instead.Numbers may not add up because of rounding.Source: ESPN.com 27 BOSHayward7Rozier14 MIADragic5Richardson14Winslow11Adebayo1748 BOSIrving2427th pick3 2008LakersKobe BryantPau GasolLamar Odom2 Team total240+3.7+2.1+5.9 read more

Canadian coring project completed with highest core recovery to date

first_imgBoart Longyear Drilling Services recently completed a 90-day drilling program in Canada for Canadian Natural Resources Ltd – Albian Sands (CNRL) at the Jackpine and Muskeg River mines. The Boart Longyear crews drilled a total of 218 holes averaging depths of 80 m per hole with a total metre count of ~18,000 m. This was done in 60 days with one LS™250 Minisonic™, three core rigs and one abandonment rig working 21 days on and seven days off without hurting anyone.The contract required a minimum of 90% core recovery and the Boart Longyear Drilling Services crews managed to average 98.39% core recovery with zero re-drills which resulted in huge cost savings for Boart Longyear and Canadian Natural Resources. This was the first year the project was completed without any re-drills.The company says: “Our high-quality workers and our experience with drilling at that mine since 2002 were key factors in our ability to accomplish the project with zero injuries and zero re-drills.”last_img read more

Jeremy Roussel to replace Sandor Rac in Metz Handball

← Previous Story MOTOR VS THW KIEL PREVIEW: No chance for Ukrainians Next Story → Blazenko Lackovic and RK Vardar – DEAL? The best female French team Metz Handball will have a new coach in the upcoming season. After succesful season with Serbian coach Sandor Rac, who won the fourth Championship with the team after hat-trik from 2007 until 2009, Metz will get new energy with ex- Aix coach Jeremy Roussel.Sandor Rac will lead Le Havre from the next summer… jeremy rousselMetz handballsandor rac

Handson Switchs industrychanging liquidfilled light bulb

first_imgMaybe you didn’t get the memo, but lighting is about to undergo a revolution. The aged incandescent bulb is actually destroying the world, and manufacturers are actively designing it’s replacement. Those bulbs won’t be CFLs though, it’s much more likely they will use LEDs to produce light. The big three — GE, Sylanvia, and Philips — are all forging ahead with LED bulbs, but it’s upstart startup Switch Lighting that has managed to grab our attention.Switch has been getting a fair bit of attention lately, including a really interesting piece in Wired. The company makes LED bulbs but differentiates itself from its much (much) larger competitors with liquid cooling. As seen above, this not only makes the bulbs look like they are from the future, but it gives Switch an important advantage when it comes to cooling their LEDs. And LED cooling is the key right now — LED bulb manufacturers have had trouble hitting high lumen levels (say, 75 watt equivalency) and running hotter actually reduces the lifespan of LEDs. Given the current price of LED lamps longevity is one of their most important advantages, so these bulbs need to be rated in the 20,000 hour range to be competitive.Switch’s liquid, which is benign unlike what’s in CFLs, allows for the LEDs to be mounted nearly perpendicular to the bulb’s placement. This makes for light that is less directional then the typical LED, and more useful for home applications, like in a floor lamp.For you lighting geeks out there, Switch’s bulbs are rated at 25,000 hours, are fully dimmable (down to 20% brightness), and have a color rendering index (CRI) rating of 80. They will fit in any standard socket, including a high hat or other contained space. What this all boils down to is that it’s a competitive bulb.I was able to spend a few minutes with the Switch75, a 75 watt-equivalency (about 1200 lumens) bulb. As you can see from the pictures below, it looks great. This is the type of gadget — and make no mistake this is an electronic device that packs some very cool technology — that will be a shame to put into a socket and forget about for 20 years, even though that’s sort of the point. The bulb was quite bright so examining it in a small space wasn’t easy, but the color temperature looked like it was where it should be (2500K – 3000K) and it worked without any buzzing or anything else unexpected. I didn’t get to test the dimming or give it 20,000 hours to run, but so far everything seems to be on track. And importantly, the bulb looks very cool — the same can’t be said for the latest from the competition.So far Switch Lighting has been an interesting company to follow and I’m curious to see how disruptive this company and its 40-some-odd employees will be when up against GE and Philips. A great idea will only take them so far when it comes to a homeowner walking down the aisle of Home Depot, in need of 10 bulbs. That person will soon be picking out LED bulbs, but dollars will count and scale will be massively important. If nothing else the introduction of great design and compelling technology to the field of lighting is going to have an unquestionably positive effect on the market and, eventually, our homes and businesses.Switch’s bulbs, like the Switch40 and Switch60, are expected to start at $40. Still too pricey for you? There is some good news: Switch expects their bulbs to be under $12 by some time in 2013 thanks to a dramatic increase in manufacturing scale and advances in LED technology. Less expensive models could be made available as well, pending some changes by the EPA.The release date has been delayed in the past, but the company is hoping to start shipping to commercial buyers at the end of the month and then to consumers, via their online sales page, in January 2012. Expect to see testing on Geek.com as they become available.SWITCH 75w bulb frontSWITCH 75w bulb frontSWITCH 75w bulb 003SWITCH 75w bulb 002SWITCH 75w bulb 001SWITCH 75w bulbSWITCH 60w bulbMore at Switch Lightinglast_img read more

Galway withstand secondhalf fightback to claim sixth win inarow over Mayo

first_img 29,620 Views By Colm Gannon Galway withstand second-half fightback to claim sixth win in-a-row over Mayo A first-half goal from Danny Cummins set Galway on their way to victory in this Division 1 meeting. Ruairi Lavelle and Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh celebrate after the game. Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO Share92 Tweet Email Ruairi Lavelle and Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh celebrate after the game. Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud Short URL https://the42.ie/4521615 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 9:35 PM Galway 1-11Mayo 0-12Colm Gannon reports from MacHale ParkMAYO FAILED TO see off Galway once again in MacHale Park tonight – with Kevin Walsh’s side picking up their sixth straight win in league and championship against their neighbours.Danny Cummins’ goal on 26 minutes was the deciding factor on the scoreboard, but the resilience shown by Galway when down to 13 men for a ten minute period in the first-half was key.They kept Mayo scoreless from the 55th minute until injury time when they had closed the gap to a single point – while the Connacht champions showed great composure to stretch their lead to four at the far end.Galway made four changes to the starting 15 from the team he announced before the game with Shane Walsh, John Daly, Peter Cooke and Danny Cummins all coming into the team.The Tribesmen had the aid of a gale behind them in the first-half and the raced into an early 0-4 to 0-1 lead – hitting four-in-a-row after Jason Doherty had put Mayo into a first-minute lead.Danny Cummins pointed a mark two minutes in, that was quickly followed by an Antaine Ó’Laoí effort when he cut across the park from right to left.Galway then hit two long-range skyscraper points from Johnny Heaney and Michael Daly to go 0-4 to 0-1 in front.Mayo cut the gap back to two points thanks to a Doherty point after James Durcan was fouled and the Burrishoole man should have closed the gap to a single point when he had a short range free – but he undercooked his effort and it dropped short into the arms of Ruairi Lavelle.Galway worked that ball down the field quickly and Shane Walsh beat Lee Keegan flicking it to Danny Cummins who pointed from a tough angle to go three clear again.Doherty made amends with a pointed free that saw Michael Daly get a black card for Galway for a foul in the build up – then a minute later Galway were reduced to 13 men when Barry McHugh was also shown a black card. Shane Walsh takes a shot under pressure from Colm Boyle. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHOMayo almost made them pay instantly when Darren Coen played a deft ball into the path of Colm Boyle, the Mayo man flicked the ball over Ruairi Lavelle’s head and it looked to be heading to the net only for Tom Flynn to get back and paw the ball off the line and away to safety.It was Galway who struck next with Walsh hammering over a good score to put Kevin Walsh’s men three clear with 21 minutes gone on the clock.Four minutes later Danny Cummins palmed the ball to the back of the net getting on the end of a blistering move that saw Johnny Heaney play him in after being picked out by a raking pass from O’Laoí.Galway’s two men who went off for black cards returned to the action seconds later in the ten minute period they were down to 13 they outscored Mayo 1-1 to 0-1.O’Laoí kicked a great score from the right corner to just as the half headed for injury time to put have Galway leading 1-7 to 0-3 at the break, with Mayo failing to score from play for the entire first half.Mayo landed the first blow of the second half when Matthew Ruane kicked their first point from play inside the opening minute, but Mayo were unable to eat into the Galway lead as they would have liked and Shane Walsh kicked the next score from a free to keep the visitors seven clear.Mayo cut the gap back to five with Doherty pointing two frees and then Darren Coen hitting a booming effort from out the park to leave just four between the teams.Jason Doherty made it 1-8 to 0-8 with 50 minutes gone finishing off a move started by an interception by Colm Boyle who fed Keith Higgins who broke at pace, the ball was worked to Aidan O’Shea who found Doherty behind the cover.The same man closed the gap to just two points 19 minutes into the second half after Darren Coen was fouled on the Galway 21 meter line. Mayo cut the gap back to the bare minimum when Andy Moran pointed an attacking mark after being picked out by Aidan O’Shea 30 meters out from goal. Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea is tackled by Johnny Heaney and Gary O’Donnell of Galway. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHOThe game was now being played at a breakneck speed with both sides attacking at will, but turning over the ball at vital stages of their attacks. Shane Walsh nudged Galway two clear again on 63 minutes from a close-range free – that being only Galway’s second score of the half up to that point.Galway almost got in for a second goal when they found a big hole in the Mayo defence with Gary O’Donnell picking out Johnny Heaney on the burst, Heaney tried to play in Michael Daly – but he just overcooked the pass and David Clarke intercepted the ball.Walsh kicked his third point of the half from a free right at the end of normal time, but the fourth official signalled there were six minutes of injury time to be played – plenty time for Mayo if they could take the chances they created.But it was Walsh who struck again from a free to put the gap out to four points three minutes into the six minutes.Diarmuid O’Connor dropped over a point to cut the difference to three points as time ticked away, then Donal Vaughan pointed a few seconds later – but Mayo were needing a goal and the final whistle was blown from the resulting kick-out and Mayo slumped to another defeat to their old enemy.Scores for Galway: Danny Cummins 1-2 (0-1m), Shane Walsh 0-5 (0-5f), Antaine Ó’Laoi 0-2, Michael Daly 0-1, Johnny Heaney 0-1.Scores for Mayo: Jason Doherty 0-7 (0-6f), Matthew Ruane 0-1, Andy Moran 0-1  (0-1m), Darren Coen 0-1, Diarmuid O’Connor 0-1, Donal Vaughan 0-1.Galway1. Ruairi Lavelle (Salthill-Knocknacarra)2. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown)3. Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh (Naomh Ann, Leitrim Mór)4. David Wynne (Maigh Cuillin)5. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars)22. John Daly (An Creagán/ Magh Laocha)7. Johnny Heaney (Kilannin)8. Thomas Flynn (Athenry)9. Ciaran Duggan (Annaghdown)10. Michael Daly (Mountbellew/Moylough)20. Danny Cummins (Claregalway)19. Peter Coke (Maigh Cullin)13. Barry McHugh (Mountbellew/Moylough)21. Shane Walsh (KKilkerrin-Clonberne)15. Antaine O’Laoi. (An Spidéal)Subs:26. Finnian Ó’Laoi (An Spidéal) for McHugh6. Garreth Bradshaw (Maigh Cullinn) for Flynn12. Eammon Brannigan (St Michaels) for Cummins14. Padraig Cunningham (Ath Cinn) for Antaine Ó’Laoi.Mayo1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)2. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)3. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)5. Lee Keegan (Westport)6. Colm Boyle (Davitts)7. Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore)8. Matthew Ruane (Breaffy)9. Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels)10. Fionn McDonagh (Westport)11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)12. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)13. James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)14. Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore)15. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)Subs: 23. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore) for Durcan24. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen) for Stephen Coen26. Brian Reape (Moy Davitts) for McLoughlin.Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois).Bernard Jackman joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to discuss the backlash to World Rugby’s league proposal, captaincy styles, sports psychology and more in The42 Rugby Weekly. Mar 2nd 2019, 9:34 PM 25 Comments last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note un modèle 8 pouces en préparation pour le MWC

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Note : un modèle 8 pouces en préparation pour le MWC 2013 ?Samsung serait sur le point de dévoiler le Galaxy Note au format 8 pouces, à l’occasion du Mobile World Congress 2013, qui aura lieu à Barcelone entre le 25 et le 28 février. C’est le site SamMobile qui révèle l’information : un Samsung Galaxy 8.0 serait en préparation et devrait être présenté lors du MWC 2013. C’est l’occasion pour le géant sud-coréen de venir concurrencer l’Ipad Mini lancé fin 2012 d’Apple, dont il est déjà le principal rival sur le marché du smartphone.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Bien que Samung n’ait pour l’instant rien dévoilé sur son projet, les caractéristiques de la tablette à l’écran Super Clear LCD au format 8 pouces circulent déjà. En effet, elle disposerait d’une résolution de 1280 par 800 pixels (soit à peu près l’équivalent de celle de l’Ipad Mini), d’un capteur photo de 5 mégapixels, 2 Go de RAM, 16 Go ou 32 GB d’espace de stockage interne, avec la possibilité de l’augmenter grâce à un slot Micro SD, d’une caméra frontale 1.3 mégapixels et d’une batterie 4600 mAh. Le Samsung Galaxy 8.0, dont le nom de code  serait GT-N5100, sera doté d’un processeur 1.6 Ghz et fonctionnera sous Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Les autres spécifications techniques inclut le Bluetooth 4.0 ainsi que le stylet S-Pen, et sera disponible en version Wifi et Wifi/ 3G. Le prix n’est pas encore connu, mais devrait logiquement être moins chère que l’Ipad Mini. C’est le quatrième produit de la gamme Galaxy Note (lien non disponible) du constructeur coréen.Le 18 janvier 2013 à 13:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pellegrino appointed as Leganes new manager

first_imgMauricio Pellegrino has been appointed by Leganes management to lead the team for the better performance next season.This former Southampton manager has marked his return to La Liga after being sacked last march by the English team following the poor performance of them, with one win in 17 Premiere League matches. In the club which made their debut in top tier league last season, this 46-year old Argentinian replaces Asier Garitano, who moved to Real Sociedad in June. This will be his third Spanish clubs during his managerial career after Valencia and Deportivo Alaves.Sportskeeda claimed the confirmed deal: “The technician (manager) has signed his contract on Friday morning that links him to the club until June 30, 2019.”LEGANES, SPAIN - APRIL 15: Jonathan Silva of Leganes celebrates with his team after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between CD Leganes and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on April 15, 2019 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)Zidane couldn’t hide his disappointment after draw Manuel R. Medina – April 16, 2019 Real Madrid and Leganes tied 1-1 on Monday in the Spanish La Liga tournament, but the Frenchman was not happy about it.Pellegrino, who once worked as Rafael Benitez’s assistant in Valencia, Inter Milan and Liverpool, was known for his shocking success with Alaves by leading them to reach Copa Del Rey final in 2017 before losing against Barcelona three goals to nil.last_img read more

Rafael Solskjaer has got Pogba smiling again at Man United

first_imgRafael da Silva believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored Paul Pogba and the rest of the Manchester United squad’s happiness.Under Jose Mourinho, things reached a boiling point by the time he was fired in December amid fractured relationships with the club’s players and staff following a turbulent start to the season.The Portuguese coach’s deteriorating relationship with Pogba had been widely reported on after the pair were caught on camera in a tense training ground exchange back in September following United’s shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Championship side Derby County.Mourinho even stripped Pogba of vice-captaincy and vowed that he would never captain the Red Devils again.But since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in the Old Trafford dugout, Pogba has managed an impressive eight goals and five assists in 11 games under the Norwegian.And former United defender Rafael, who now plays for Lyon in France, believes Solskjaer deserves full credit for this turnaround.“I wasn’t surprised, not at all, because I know Ole very well,” Rafael told SportsMax.“He’s the one who bought my brother [Fabio] at Cardiff City, and I was training with him in the reserves [at United], I played some games with him.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He’s very strong mentally, he’s smiling, he’s making the players play for him. In today’s football, this is very, very important. Many players have the skills, but they need a coach who’s going to make them play for him.“This is what happened to Pogba. He wasn’t happy, he wasn’t smiling. A player like Pogba, if he doesn’t smile, if he doesn’t want to play, it’s hard. Now, they all want to play.“Mourinho, in truth, it seems like this is the opposite, the players were not happy, they were thinking about defending too much all the time.“Some players know how to defend, but when you talk too much, ‘you have to defend, defend’, they get tired. Maybe, I’m saying maybe, this is what happened, I don’t know.“The thing about players smiling, [Alex] Ferguson was like that as well. Of course, some games he was telling you, ‘be careful, you have to defend’, but he was never saying, ‘defend, don’t attack’.“He was never saying that. It’s important for the players, because if they think only about defending, you can’t even defend, because you’re thinking too much, and then it’s over.”Rafael played for United between 2008 to 2015 and managed 169 appearances in all competitions along with winning three Premier Leagues, one EFL Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.last_img read more