Irving confirms he did not talk to LeBron about trade request: ‘Why would I have to?’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “And it’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody, I’m not here to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there. It’s nothing about that.”After mostly keeping to himself since the trade went down, Irving further explained his motivations behind leaving Cleveland.“It’s just there comes a time when you mature as an individual. It’s time to make that decision,” he shared.“And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save someone’s feelings, when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. And it wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t anything about that. I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I have in all of this.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” the 25-year-old guard confirmed that he did not speak with LeBron about his trade request, nor did he feel obligated to do so.“Did you speak to LeBron James or talk to LeBron James before you and your representatives met with ownership before you let them know you wanted out?” host Stephen A. Smith candidly asked the four-time All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“No. Why would I have to?” Irving responded, prompting Smith to say that LeBron might have taken it personally.Without mentioning his former teammate’s name, Irving calmly explained his side: “I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life.” E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Former teammates Kyrie Irving (left) and LeBron James  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOKyrie Irving and LeBron James will share the court on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season next month. But for the first time in a long time, it won’t be as teammates.Irving recently demanded his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers and got his wish when he was traded to the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MPCA to carry on preparations for the third Test amidst cancellation reports

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) is going ahead with preparations for conducting the third and final India-New Zealand Test at its Holkar Stadium in Indore from October 8-12, a top official of the state body said on Tuesday.”We have not received any intimation from the BCCI till now and are going ahead with our preparations,” MPCA’s honorary secretary, Milind Kanmadikar, told PTI from Indore.Doubts had arisen over the conduct of the game after the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R M Lodha Committee had stopped disbursement of large sums of money to the various state units by the Indian cricket board after it decided on this course of action at the emergent working committee meeting here on September 30. (Also read: India-New Zealand series should go on: RM Lodha to India Today)Reacting to the Lodha committee’s instructions to its bankers BCCI president, Anurag Thakur said, “Most state units are unsure how they will be able to host games in this home season. They need to decide whether they can host the games or not, with or without money.”Kanmadikar, to a query, said that MPCA has already spent some money to conduct the game but has not yet asked for reimbursement, which was also subject to some upper limit, from the Board.  (Also read: BCCI threatens to cancel India-New Zealand series: Reports)Meanwhile, MPCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rohit Pandit told reporters in Indore, “We have not received official words from BCCI) yet that the final test between Indian and New Zealand has been stopped.”advertisement”We got information from media reports”, Pandit said to a query regarding the BCCI’s threat.”But cannot act on such reports. We are going ahead as schedule given that BCCI had asked us to shoulder the responsibility”, he added. (Also read: Top 10 takeaways after BCCI threatens to cancel India-New Zealand series)”We are putting extra labour for the match given moist in weather and drizzle since a week”, Pandit added.Hundred staffers have been deputed to cover the ground in case of rain. Besides, we have machinery to dry the field and drain out water from the ground, the MPCA CEO informed.last_img read more

Watch: MS Dhoni cuts his birthday cake as wife Sakshi, India teammates sing along

first_imgMS Dhoni ushered in his 36th birthday in Jamaica in the company of wife Sakshi and his India teammates.All-rounder Hardik Pandya posted a video where Dhoni can seen sitting on the bed cutting a cake as Sakshi and other guests sing and cheer.The celebration must have been more special after India overwhelmed hosts West Indies in the final ODI at Kingston to clinch the series 3-1. (MS Dhoni turns 36: When the cool cat lost his cool on the field)Dhoni has had an eventful year so far. In January, he stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain and the next month he was replaced by Steve Smith as skipper of Rising Pune Supergiant.However, between those two developments, Dhoni rediscovered his old touch and slammed his first ODI hundred since 2013. He also clobbered his maiden T20 International half-century against England and it looked like Virat Kohli’s clarion call to send Dhoni up the order at No.5 was finally working wonders.Dhoni has been solid over the last few months and he carried his solid form to the West Indies, where he scored two gutsy half-centuries in Antigua – the second of which was the second-slowest ODI fifty by an Indian and came in a losing cause.At 36, Dhoni continues to be rated among the best wicketkeepers in the world even though many feel his finishing power is on the wane.advertisementlast_img read more

Angry at being dubbed a hustler, Diego Maradona dismisses new film

first_imgDiego Maradona greeted a new film about his life with scorn on Monday, telling people not to see it when it is released next month. Posters for the two-hour documentary about the controversial Argentine forward say ‘Diego Maradona: Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God.’ with the World Cup winner upset at the use of “hustler”.”I played football and I made money running after a ball. I didn’t hustle anyone,” he told Univision in an interview.”If they are putting that there to get people to go and see it then I think they are going about it the wrong way.”I don’t like the title, and if I don’t like the title I am not going to like the film. Don’t go and see it.”Director Asif Kapadia, who made the award-winning documentaries “Amy” and “Senna”, had earlier said Maradona had not seen the film and admitted he was interested how the player would react to viewing the finished article.”We are dealing with archive from way back, there will be lots of images that he himself hasn’t seen of himself, of his family, of his kids,” Kapadia told Reuters in an interview.”So I think it’s going to be quite emotional for him.”Maradona, who is now coaching in Mexico, missed the film’s premier at Cannes on Sunday.Initial reviews were mixed with critics saying the film, which draws on Maradona’s personal stock of video, showed colourful scenes but pulled its punches.”No matter how many newsreels it shows us or how arresting they are, all that grainy reality can’t add up to revealing what’s inside the man at its center,” said Variety.advertisementThe film is due for general release on June 14.Also Read | Toni Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023Also Read | Kylian Mbappe hints at move away from PSGlast_img read more

‘Money has helped Pep get to the top’

first_imgGuardiola Guardiola was a born leader – but money has helped, says Stoichkov Ufuk Kaan Karacan Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Pep Guardiola, Man City Getty Guardiola Manchester City Cardiff City v Manchester City Cardiff City FA Cup While the Catalan was a “born leader” and has enjoyed terrific success in the dugout, his former team-mate believes that finances have played a role Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has paid tribute to former team-mate Pep Guardiola, though he did say that the achievements of the Manchester City boss need to be put in the context of the clubs he has managed.Stoichkov played with Guardiola from 1990-95 at Camp Nou, with the latter going on to enjoy a successful managerial career at the club before moving to Bayern Munich and Manchester City.Wherever Pep has gone, trophies have followed. He has won six domestic league titles, and is red-hot favourite to make it seven with City this season, four domestic cup competitions and the Champions League twice. 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 Stoichkov believes this is down to the natural leadership abilities of the 47-year-old, but also the type of financial support he has enjoyed at these sides.“He was a born leader,” the Bulgarian told Goal at the Turkey Sport Awards. “Everyone was connected to him on the pitch due to his position in the midfield. Each play started through him. Ronald Koeman got the ball to Guardiola and he did the rest.“He became the leader of the play at such a young age for that position. He had a long career with Spain, too. “But, of course, as a coach, when you have the money, you can get the best players in your side. It’s been like that in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.”Jose Mourinho was at the club working in the coaching staff during Stoichkov’s era, and the Bulgarian was impressed by the manner in which the Portuguese conducted himself, facilitating his meteoric rise to Manchester United manager.“Mourinho was always a coach, but few knew about it,” he revealed of the man better known as Sir Bobby Robson’s interpreter at that point. “Mourinho had a special position. He was writing down what each player did, or could not do in the training. Then he was telling Robson about it all. That’s why he is one of the greatest managers in the world. He was always one step ahead.”Stoichkov also spoke of Barca attacker Lionel Messi, explaining that he wants Argentina to win the World Cup this summer in order for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to answer those final few critics.“Messi cannot be compared to anyone. He is the greatest,” he said. “I want him to win the World Cup, so people will stop comparing to the others. Nobody can do what he does at Barcelona.”last_img read more

2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.73 lakh

first_img2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.73 lakhThe 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 now comes with a more powerful engine now. There is a liquid cooled, 373.27 cc, DOHC engine that churns out 40 PS and 35 Nm of torque.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 13:49 IST The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is now available with dual channel ABS.HIGHLIGHTS The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 can make 0 to 100 kmph in 7.1 seconds.The sports tourer has 320 mm and 230 mm discs at the front and rear, respectively.The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with mosaic shaped, redesigned, full LED headlamp.Bajaj Auto today launched the 2019 Dominar 400 in India at a starting price of Rs 1,73,870 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is now available with dual channel ABS and comes in Aurora Green and Vine Black colour options.The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 now comes with a more powerful engine now. There is a liquid cooled, 373.27 cc, DOHC engine that churns out 40 PS (the earlier edition made 35 PS) and 35 Nm of torque. The motorcycle can make 0 to 100 kmph in 7.1 seconds. The company claims a top speed of 156 kmph for the sports tourer.”Dominar 400 has been able to create a strong following for itself and has become the preferred choice for city riders and long-distance tourers, alike. Customers have pushed the bike into extreme long distance and challenging geographies with aplomb, which inspired us to strengthen the sports tourer credentials in the new Dominar,” said Sarang Kanade, President – Motorcycles, Bajaj Auto.The suspension duties in the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 are performed by 43 mm USD forks at the front and multi-step adjustable mono shock with nitrox at the rear. There are 320 mm and 230 mm discs at the front and rear, respectively. The sports tourer gets slipper clutch, twin barrel exhaust, beam type perimeter frame and bungee straps tucked under the seat to tie gear and belongings.The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with mosaic shaped, redesigned, full LED headlamp with AHO (automatic headlamps on). The redesigned secondary display shows time, gear position and trip information. There is a fresh mirror design with cast aluminium stalks. There are new tail lamp internals with light guides as well.advertisementALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 and Badshah Set The Roads on Fire in a new music videoALSO READ | Royal Enfield sales decline 20 per cent to 60,831 units in March 2019ALSO READ | Porsche Taycan enters final stage of testing, comprehensive checks being conducted in 30 countriesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Bike launchFollow sports tourer launchFollow New bike launchFollow 2019 bike launchFollow 2019 sports tourer launch Nextlast_img read more

The CRTC wants Canadians to take back control of their TV services

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today set out best practices for TV service providers to ensure Canadians are offered real choice regarding their services and have information about their options.To follow these best practices, providers should, among other things: provide information about the new choices that will be available as of December 1, 2016; keep their offers simple and transparent; offer deals and discounts regardless of the entry-level package selected; provide online tools allowing subscribers to easily add or remove channels; and offer different options to obtain a set-top box.The CRTC is also renewing the licences of most TV service providers for one year, rather than the usual seven-year term. This will enable the CRTC to closely monitor the TV providers’ practices as they implement the new TV choices. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment These new options will enable Canadians to create their own package for TV services. Canadians are encouraged to shop around to ensure they are aware of what is available in the market if their service provider’s offers don’t meet the needs or the budget of their household. There are many online tools on the CRTC’s website to help Canadians find the best services and negotiate with their provider.Quick FactsSince March 1, 2016, all licensed television service providers must offer a basic package priced at no more than $25 a month (not including equipment).Some smaller providers like Access, Zazeen, Rangtel and Beanfield have been offering the small basic package at less than $25 a month without having to subscribe to other services.Since March 1, 2016, Canadians also have more options to add to that basic service, as TV service providers must offer channels either individually or in packages of up to 10 channels.Starting on December 1, television service providers will have to offer both pick-and-pay and small packages.The service providers’ actions regarding these new TV choices will be closely monitored in the year to come to ensure that they respect the best practices highlighted by the CRTC.As a result of the CRTC proceeding, some providers announced plans to change practices that were not consumer friendly.Canadians have multiple options to watch TV programming, which can include a combination of the new basic package, individual channels, small packages, free over-the-air stations and Internet streaming services.Canadians are encouraged to use the new CRTC online tools to help them identify their needs and budget, shop around and negotiate for TV services.Quote“Starting on December 1, Canadians will have greater flexibility in choosing how they subscribe to TV services. We have set out best practices for television service providers and created online tools to help Canadians navigate this new world. We encourage Canadians to shop around, as some providers are offering consumer-friendly options that include a basic TV package at less than $25 per month.”– Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, CRTC Facebooklast_img read more

BRENT BUTT WRITES A NICE NOTE ABOUT CORNER GAS THE ANIMATED SERIES

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Some time after our beloved friend and coworker Janet Wright passed away, I spoke with her husband Bruce about how he felt she would want us to proceed with the new Corner Gas Animated project.  He said emphatically that Janet would want Emma to live on, and gave us his blessing to start looking for the new voice of Emma.  But more than his blessing, he gave us a suggestion.  He said we should audition a good friend of Janet’s, named Corinne Koslo.  Corinne lived in Vancouver for many years, and worked with Janet on a number of theatrical projects.  So I thought, “For sure – we’ll have her do a read.” but I also thought, “What are the odds that this friend of Janet’s will actually be the right one for the part?”  Well, maybe there was a bit of a guiding hand, because Corinne absolutely nailed it.  She has a similar timber in her voice, and knows Janet’s rhythm  and cadence intimately.  Every person involved in the decision, had her listed as their first choice.  It was unanimous.  When we did our first studio voice record for the first episode, the rest of the cast welcomed Corinne with open arms, and each thought there were times during the recording that it sounded so much like Janet, you wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference.  It goes without saying that Janet will be forever missed by all of us, and by all who enjoyed Corner Gas.  She can never be replaced.  But having a dear friend of hers step into Emma’s shoes, and do such an amazing job, is a bit of a soothing balm on the wound.  And it feels good.  We hope you’ll all listen with an open mind, and give Corinne a chance.  She really is terrific.”~Brent Butt Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Computer giant working with Indian Brook school

first_imgAPTN National NewsSome Mi’kmaq high school students put their skills and their robot to the test.The group recently competed at the world robotics championship in Michigan.As Trina Roache reports, they’re already planning bigger and better things for next year.last_img

Falling numbers of migrants creating shortage of skilled workers in Britain

“This has heightened recruitment difficulties for some employers. It also underlines the risk that more non-UK-born citizens and employers will be discouraged from using the post-Brexit system if more support is not provided and it is not made simpler, fairer and more affordable; especially for lower-skilled roles.”Against the backdrop of a tight labour market, failure to do this will heighten recruitment difficulties and could lead to negative consequences for existing staff, such as higher workloads, and loss of business or orders for firms.”Alex Fleming of the Adecco Group added: “The labour market in the UK is tight and this research is reporting increasingly high levels of recruitment and retention difficulties.”While the data is not showing wages rising across the board, we are regularly seeing this pressure being exerted in the recruitment space.” The shortage of skilled workers is getting worse amid a “sudden reversal” in the numbers of EU and non-EU migrants in employment in this country, according to a new report.Research among more than 1,000 employers suggested that vacancies were becoming harder to fill.The squeeze on skills is leading employers to increase pay rates, said the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Adecco Group.Their report said the shortage of workers is being driven by a falling interest among migrants wanting to work in the UK.Gerwyn Davies, of the CIPD, said: “The data implies that the pendulum has swung away from the UK as an attractive place to live and work for non-UK-born citizens, especially non-EU citizens, during a period of strong employment growth and low unemployment. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Bus Éireann services to resume for next 48 hours

first_imgWORKERS AT BUS Éireann have suspended their industrial action for the next 48 hours.In a statement tonight, the company said it “will seek to operate as many services as possible” from tomorrow morning. Customers have been advised to check the firm’s website, as well as national and local media for latest updates on the operation of services as Bus Éireann cannot guarantee full service from 6.30am.However, it has vowed to put as many buses on the road as possible. Up to 80,000 customers were impacted by the withdrawal of service during the past two days.The breakthrough comes after an intervention from the Labour Relations Commission earlier today. About 1,100 members of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) began their strike on Sunday over Bus Éireann’s planned changes to pay and terms of employment.Following a three hour meeting this evening, Bus Éireann also agreed to put its proposals on hold while a compromise on savings is sought. Intensive talks between the unions and management will resume at the LRC in the morning as attempts are made to reach an agreement on how to achieve the €5 million savings required by the loss-making State-owned outfit.Trade union SIPTU plans to ballot its members on possible strike action on Thursday.Bus Éireann strike: LRC invites company and workers to talks13 ways to get through the Bus Eireann strikelast_img read more

Review Star Fox 64 3D for Nintendo 3DS

first_imgWhen considering Nintendo’s top franchises few people would note Star Fox as being among them. Even so, the series is time-tested, hardcore-gamer approved, and unique among Nintendo’s hall-of-famers. It was a memorable game on the SNES and a hit on the N64, so Nintendo is going back to the well and delivering what should be the 3DS’ third biggest release so far, behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Street Fighter 3D.Like Ocarina, Star Fox 64 3D is a remake of the Nintendo 64 game, complete with new graphics, 3DS-specific features (like tilt-to-steer), dual-screen action, and, of course, 3D. As with other 3DS games — for better or worse — all the new features can be turned off. This means you can opt for the N64 controls as opposed to 3DS-style ones, which use the on-board gyro sensor, and you can play without 3D.At its core Star Fox 64 3D is a remake of the original. The impact of the new controls is minimal and my guess is that most people will keep the game’s 3D turned off (I had a lot of trouble using it, especially combined with the steering features). This leaves users with little new content aside from a four player local multiplayer mode which actually has some cool features, like Download Play (where only one person needs to own the game) and a shared live video feed from the interior camera so your friends can see your face as you battle. Not that this is a major problem — Nintendo, and others, have proven that there is value in releasing an updated version of a great game on a new platform. Users can can then opt to buy it or jut dig out their old console and play that way if they don’t want to spend the caseA quick note on the controls–they are well done, but can feel jumpy at times. Aiming the Arwing with 3DS’ slide controller can be a bit problematic, even once you get a hang of it, because of the sensitivity of the controls. The small screen compounds this, which can get a little bit frustrating at times but never enough that it caused me to put the game down (for long). Star Fox 64 is not a difficult game so, if anything, the sensitive controls and lack of sticky aim on the enemies helps to make things a bit more challenging.SF643D has the same flaws as the original — the dialog is weak and the game is short — but these are relatively minor. It looks great and the game is made to be played through multiple times, each time exploring different routes though the 15 planet solar system. The sound is sharp and the Score Attack mode will allow players (read: perfectionists) to see just how good they can get at a given level. Star Fox isn’t really surviving, it’s about being as dominant as possible and both the campaign and Score Attack modes are designed to support this philosophy. A few unlockables and earnable badges further reinforce this.Ultimately Star Fox 64 3D is the same game you played through in 1997, or in 2007 when it become available on Virtual Console. It’s a great game that has been made better with a major graphical enhancement and then a few less important additions. $40 is a lot to spend on a remake, especially one available on Virtual Console for $10, but it’s one of the best games on the 3DS right now and will remain so for some time so if you want Star Fox when you are on the run, don’t hesitate to pick this up.star fox 64 3d screenshotstar fox 64 3d screenshotstar fox 64 3d screenshotstar fox 64 3d screenshotstar fox 64 3d screenshotstar fox 64 3d gyro controlsstar fox 64 3d gameplaystar fox 64 3d gameplaystar fox 64 3d gameplaystar fox 64 3d gameplayThis review tested a retail copy of Star Fox 64 3D that was provided by Nintendo.last_img read more

Masked raiders with southern accents tied up an elderly couple and threatened

first_img 12,884 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The Portadown Road in Tandragee, Co Armagh. (File photo) Image: Google Maps Masked raiders ‘with southern accents’ tied up an elderly couple and threatened them with a poker The robbery happened last night in the Tandragee area in Armagh. By Rónán Duffy 45 Comments Short URL Share Tweet Email center_img http://jrnl.ie/3280494 Mar 10th 2017, 12:44 PM Friday 10 Mar 2017, 12:44 PM A COUPLE IN their 70s were tied up, robbed and threatened with a poker in a raid on a house in Armagh last night.The PSNI says that a number of men burst into the house in the Portadown Road area of Tandragee at about 9.30pm and threatened the couple.They took cash from the elderly occupants before tieing them up and locking them in a bathroom.Police say the man and woman suffered minor cuts to their wrists in the incident and were left badly shaken by the ordeal.Investigators say that the intruders may have been from the south.“The intruders spoke with southern accents and wore black clothes, scarves covering their faces and woollen hats. It is unclear at this time if they left the scene in a vehicle or on foot,” according to Inspector Philip Quinn.Any witnesses or people who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area are being asked to contact police directly or through the independent charity Crimestoppers.Read: Anti-Brexit campaigners create ‘mock customs post’ amid hard border fears >Read: Young man fighting for his life after 20 shots fired into living room window this morning > The Portadown Road in Tandragee, Co Armagh. (File photo) Image: Google Mapslast_img read more

Microsoft et Huawei négocient au sujet des royalties

first_imgMicrosoft et Huawei négocient au sujet des royaltiesMicrosoft prélève des royalties auprès de tous les fabricants de smartphone tournant sous le système d’exploitation Android. Huawei s’oppose à cette pratique.Microsoft pense que tous les terminaux Android enfreignent ses brevets. La firme de Redmond est donc en train de négocier des royalties auprès du fabricant chinois Huawei. Les concepteurs de smartphone tournant sous Android, HTC, Acer et Samsung se sont déja résolus à ce fonctionnement, face aux brevets que Microsoft prétend détenir. Si le directeur marketing de Huawei Victor Xu, concède que des “négociations sont en cours”, ce dernier entend bien contester ce mode de fonctionnement.M. Xu indique en effet dans The Guardian : “nous respectons toujours la propriété intellectuelle des autres sociétés. Mais nous avons aussi 65.000 brevets au niveau mondial. Nous avons les moyens de protéger nos intérêts.” Il ajoute : “c’est la même tactique que nous avons vu maintes fois de la part de Microsoft. Faute de succès sur le marché des smartphones, ils ont recours à des mesures légales pour extorquer du profit des réalisations des autres et entraver l’innovation.”Le libraire Barnes & Noble a également résisté face à la pratique de Microsoft qu’il juge abusive. Un procès pourrait avoir lieu entre le fabricant de la liseuse Nook et Microsoft en février 2012. Le 9 novembre 2011 à 18:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Zidane distinguishes himself from Klopp

first_imgReal Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, who has led Los Galacticos in winning the last two Champions League final, recently stated that he and Klopp was not the same.According to Championat, Zidane said,”Klopp and I are different; I was better, as a player, And if serious, I must say that I respect him a lot; he has done a wonderful job. [But] I can’t say we have similarities.”Obviously, this is boldly true. As a player, he was incomparable except to a few players like Brasilian Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, his teammate in the club yet rivals in the national team. Both won FIFA World’s Best Player three times. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp was barely known as a player since he was only apart of the mediocre team in Germany, Mainz 05.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…However, now, such difference means nothing as they will be guarding and guiding their own teams as Zidane sees themselves in the final,  “There is no favorite in the final; the chances of the two teams are equal.”last_img read more

Bengaluru gets new cabhailing service in Namma TYGR are Ola and Uber

first_imgUber drivers’ cars are parked outside the Ministry of Transportation building during a protest in Taipei, Taiwan February 26, 2017.REUTERS/Tyrone SiuIf you are in Bangalore and one of those people who rely on Ola and Uber cabs for your daily commute, here’s a brand new option. The city now has another cab-hailing service in the form of Namma TYGR, which not only promises better and more efficient services but also intends to keep the troubles of the cab drivers in mind.The service is said to have initially considered the name HDK Cabs, but settled on Namma TYGR. The service is backed by Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy and has been started by drivers who were not happy working with Ola and Uber and were also dissatisfied with their incentive schemes, reported Business Standard.Speaking of the drivers and how the new cab service intends to keep their well-being and demands in mind, Aditya Poddar, founder and CEO of TYGR said: “We have already signed up 10,000 drivers, out of which 5,000 are already active on the app. The remainder will come onboard in the next few days after the verification process is completed. Namma TYGR has been built keeping the drivers in mind, so we are fairly confident that more driver will sign up for the service.”Unlike Ola and Uber, which reportedly change the incentive schemes for drivers often, Namma TYGR has said that it would only charge 12 percent from the driver’s earnings per trip, which is said to be less than half of what its competitors charge. While the fares seem to be a tad on the higher side with a hatchback ride for Rs 12.5 per kilometre, Rs 14.5 per kilometre in a sedan and Rs 18.5 per kilometre in an SUV, Poddar says that they will be able to survive in the competition and that there are no hidden costs at all. Ola cabs will dispense cashOla/MediaKit”As you have seen, we have been working in the background for quite some time. The technology is extremely hard to build, but at launch, we will have all the features customers and drivers expect from a service like this. We will also continue to launch new features which are beneficial to drivers, since the whole point of this company is to empower drivers,” added Poddar.The service has also said that the drivers will be entitled to better facilities and benefits like free healthcare, life and insurance against accidents, free car maintenance and more. It promises that the drivers’ families too will be taken care of and school expenses of their children will also be covered.However, many believe that Namma TYGR will not really be able to sustain competition from the big players, considering they not only have a larger customer base but also investments from international giants.last_img read more

Mayor Young Releases Statement of Catherine Pughs Resignation

first_imgI was informed today at 3:35 p.m. by City Solicitor Andre Davis of Catherine Pugh’s resignation as Mayor of Baltimore.The resignation is effective immediately. I believe this action is in the best interest of the City of Baltimore.In accordance with the city’s Charter, I will serve as Baltimore’s 51st Mayor.Baltimore Ex-Officio Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young. (Courtesy Photo)For the past month, I have traveled the city and worked hard to keep government’s focus on providing essential services to our citizens. I have spent time in classrooms working with some of the brightest minds our public school system has to offer. I have unveiled a number of development projects that stand as symbols to the commitment that many people have to our city. I have convened several meetings of the Mayor’s cabinet, where I have stressed the importance of teamwork in delivering for the citizens that we’re privileged to serve.I pledge that my focus will not change. I have listened to the concerns of our citizens and I will continue to work diligently to address those concerns.Although I understand that this ordeal has caused real pain for many Baltimoreans, I promise that we will emerge from it more committed than ever to building a stronger Baltimore. Charm City is wonderful and is full of resilient people who are working hard every day to move our City forward. You all deserve recognition, and I will spend my time as mayor working alongside you.I’d like to also give special recognition and thanks to the thousands of public servants who’ve come to work each day under challenging and uncertain circumstances and put forth their best collective effort.To the people of Baltimore, thank you for your faith in me and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and continuing to work on your behalf.Copyright © 2019 Baltimore City Council, All rights reserved.Website SignupsOur mailing address is:Baltimore City Council100 N. Holliday Street, Suite 400Baltimore, MD 21202last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Reddick measures at 6-foot-1 and 237 pounds, and is an “explosive, quick-twitch athlete” based off his scouting report from NFL.com. Of linebackers and defensive linemen, Reddick recorded the second-fastest 40-yard dash time at the 2017 NFL Combine — behind Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers — at 4.52 seconds.Last season, he notched 65 total tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He also had a five-yard interception and three forced fumbles.A bit on the small side, he is described as having a great ability to move his hips, has quick speed and is excellent in the open field. He also has good eyes into the backfield and is a creative pass rusher.Arizona went defensive in their first-round pick after three quarterbacks — UNC’s Mitchell Trubisky, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson — were all selected before No. 13 after three teams traded up to draft them.Here is Pro Football Focus’ scouting report bottom-line on the Temple linebacker:Reddick is an explosive athlete that can consistently win the edge when rushing the passer, and has the physicality to get off blockers at all three levels. While teams will certainly want to take advantage of his pass-rush ability first, he also shows the instincts, speed and change of direction to help on coverage drops as well. Because of this, he is a scheme-independent player, and despite his frequent overrunning of plays, he warrants selection in the first round. FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati running back Tion Green (7) is tackled by Temple defensive lineman Haason Reddick (58). (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File) The Arizona Cardinals will select Hassan Reddick— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) April 28, 2017The Cardinals added to their defense that finished second in total defense in 2016, but lost the most defensive snaps in the NFL this offseason.It appears Reddick is the type of player who could fit in any NFL defense.center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories With the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Temple linebacker Haason Reddick. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more