Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 25 May 2012

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Former paramedic sentenced for stealing using painkiller

first_imgBradley Curtis Allen, a fired Camas Fire Department captain and paramedic, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing the narcotic painkiller fentanyl citrate from the department for his own use, and endangering heart-attack victims over a period of three years.Allen, 60, had been working for the department for 22 years when, last May 7, paramedics who were taking inventory on an ambulance found that an injectable vial containing the drug had been tampered with, according to a bulletin from Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.An investigation showed that all of the department’s fentanyl was missing from its storage areas.Paramedics use small doses of fentanyl, mainly to relieve chest pains during heart attacks. It’s preferred to morphine, which causes more side effects, an official said.Besides being sentenced to 27 months in prison for product tampering Friday, in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Allen has been ordered to serve three years of supervision after he’s released. He also was ordered to pay about $8,000 in restitution for the cost of the drug, Langlie said.Allen is not currently in custody. Instead, Langlie said, the federal Bureau of Prisons will notify him when and where to report to begin serving his time.last_img read more

Best live TV streaming services for cord cutters

first_img Yes (keep for 9 months) No 2 ($5 option for 3) $50/month for 55+ channels Yes Sling TV ($25/month): Best budget live TV streaming service Parental controls What streaming TV services won’t give you Streaming TV services are great, but there are some things they can’t do compared to a traditional cable box.  First, it’s worth looking at the channels that you can’t get with any of these services. A big one has been PBS, as the broadcaster reportedly hadn’t acquired the streaming rights to all of the shows that it airs. However, the good news is that YouTube TV will be the first to include PBS “later this year”. Another biggie is sports. Sure, most services carry ESPN and local channels for NFL football, but if you follow a professional baseball or basketball team, chances are you’ll need their specific channel — called an RSN, or regional sports network — to watch regular season games. RSN coverage varies widely for each service. And fans of live sports beware: every live TV service is a few seconds to a minute or more behind the “live” stream you’ll get from your local cable or satellite provider. That means you could get a preview of scores or big plays from Twitter, phone alerts or phone calls from friends slightly before you see the action on-screen.While AT&T TV Now offers HBO as part of its base subscription, most other services either sell it as an add-on or require you to sign up separately for HBO Now. In addition, NFL Red Zone and NHL Network are either not available or only as part of a package.  If you’re used to the 5.1 surrounds offered by cable or even OTA, then you’ll probably be disappointed that all of the services only include stereo sound on live broadcasts. AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue do include 5.1 audio on some on-demand material, though. (Note that CNET is owned by CBS, which is a compensated programming provider on all cable, satellite and online TV services that offer CBS channels, which include Showtime, Pop, CBS Sports, and The CW, among others. CBS also owns and operates its own online service, CBS All Access, which is mentioned below.) The Big Five compared Time to narrow down the list. Here are the five biggest services in terms of name recognition, channel count and features, presented in alphabetical order. Four of them fit in the $45-plus premium bracket while one is a budget service.  YouTube TV The best premium service 04-streamingservices Sarah Tew/CNET Best for: Unlimited DVR Price: $50 Step-up packages: N/A Missing channels: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. The good: Intuitive interface and comprehensive program guide; includes all four local channels in most of US households; unlimited storage on cloud DVR. The bad: Tied for the most-expensive service, DVR shows replaced by on-demand versions. YouTube TV is CNET’s pick of the premium services, as it has more top channels in its package than any competitor, including all four local channels in most areas of the country. It also has the best DVR of the bunch, including unlimited storage and a generous nine months to watch recordings (most are 30 days). The catch is that if an episode you’ve recorded appears in YouTube TV’s VOD library, it gets replaced by the on-demand version — which means no fast-forwarding through commercials. YouTube TV’s interface is no-nonsense, if a little drab, and yet it offers most of the features a cable service can give you. And unlike Sling and others, it’s dead simple: one package, one price, done. See it at YouTube TV Sling TV The best budget service01-streamingservices Sarah Tew/CNET Best for: Saving money but still getting ESPN (or Fox and NBC), supplementing with an antenna Starting price: $25 Step-up packages: Sling Orange + Blue for $40 month, $5 cloud DVR add-on, numerous $5 mini packages Missing channels (all packages): ABC, CBS, Animal Planet, Fox News, MLB Network, Nickelodeon Missing channels (Sling Orange): Fox, NBC, Bravo, FS1, FX, MSNBC, USA Network Missing channels (Sling Blue): ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN The good: Relatively cheap, flexible channel packages. The bad: Can only stream to one device (TV, phone, tablet) with Orange package; very little support for local stations; cloud DVR costs extra. Sling is cheaper than the other four because it carries fewer local stations (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC). It has two base packages, Orange and Blue. Orange doesn’t offer any locals, while Blue has Fox and NBC but only in a handful of cities. That’s why Sling makes a good complement to OTA antenna TV. Sling’s interface isn’t much to look at, but it offers all of the options you need without cluttering the screen. The only real letdown is its arcane live pause and DVR exceptions (you can’t record Disney-owned channels like ABC, for example). Its options are myriad, so check out Sling TV: Everything you need to know for all the details. See it at Sling AT&T TV Now directv-now-screenshot-11-30-at-11-01-29-am.png Screenshot by David Katzmaier/CNET Best for: HBO fans who want live TV streaming too Starting price: $50 Step-up packages: Six other package with more channels from $70. Missing channels: A&E, AMC, BBC America, Animal Planet, Discovery, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone. The good: Includes HBO, typically a $15 add-on, in the $50 price; TV-like interface including the ability to swipe left or right to change channels; discounts for AT&T Wireless customers. The bad: Expensive service with fewer top channels than any other service in its price range; DVR is limited; no family member profiles. For the service formerly known as DirecTV Now, 2019 has been a year of upheaval — most importantly, the service changed its name to AT&T TV Now in August. It joins the budget Watch AT&T (see below) service which remains the same while DirecTV becomes AT&T TV. Clear as mud right? These revisions come after another big change in March 2019, when DirecTV Now jacked the price from $40 to $50 per month, and cut numerous key channels, including AMC, Discovery, and HGTV, from its base package. The upside is that HBO is included as part of the price, and as a standalone HBO Now subscription costs $15 per month, the $10 overall increase is technically a $5 monthly discount. When it comes to the service itself though, AT&T TV Now’s DVR and app are a step behind most competitors.See it at AT&T PlayStation Vue nfl-network-playstation-vue.jpg PlayStation Vue Best for: Commercial skippers and PS4 owners Starting price: $50 Step-up packages: Three other packages with progressively more channels for $55, $65 and $85. Missing channels: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon. The good: Solid DVR with unlimited storage that doesn’t replace recorded shows with the on-demand version (ahem, YouTube TV). PlayStation 4 users can split-screen multiple channels at once. The bad: Worse channel selection than others at its price. If you don’t get YouTube TV or Sling TV, the next best option is PlayStation Vue. It has an “evolved” interface that is also easy to use once you get the hang of it. Its DVR is excellent, with unlimited storage and the ability to skip commercials on any show — although unlike YouTube TV, shows in Vue’s DVR are deleted after 28 days. The biggest knock is that has fewer channels than any of the Big Five aside from Sling TV (which is much cheaper) and AT&T TV Now (which includes HBO). You don’t need a PlayStation 4 to watch it — just like the others, Vue has apps for numerous streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV, as well as phones and PCs — but a PS4 and Apple TV is the only way to get its sweet multiscreen view. See it at PlayStation Hulu With Live TV 02-streamingservices Hulu Best for: Current Hulu subscribers who want to add Live TV. Starting price: $45 Step-up packages: Optional “enhanced” DVR and multistream plans. Missing channels: AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, MLB Network, MTV, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. The Good: Includes Hulu’s massive on-demand library, including exclusives such as The Handmaid’s Tale. The Bad: Confusing interface, standard DVR doesn’t let you skip commercials. With the least cable-like interface of the Big 5, Hulu’s greatest asset is the integration of live TV with its significant catalog of on-demand content for one price. Unfortunately, the interface frustrations apparent with the standard service are amplified once you add live TV. The app generally confuses “simple” with “incomplete.” It technically offers a guide, for example, but it’s extremely bare-bones. Another issue is that you’ll have to pay another $10 per month to get the ability to skip commercials on Hulu’s cloud DVR (the base cloud DVR, included, doesn’t let you skip commercials). Its channel count is solid, however, and with Hulu’s catalog included it’s a top competitor, especially after YouTube TV’s price hike. See it at Hulu Read more No Yes No No Yes, in many markets 2 ($15 option for unlimited) Which live TV service has the best channel lineup? Cord cutter curious? 10 considerations before you cancel cable TV The cord-cutter’s guide to the best indoor antennas Recap: Diary of a cable TV cord cutter $55/month, $65/month or $85/month Yes, except for Disney or ESPN channels Yes Yes, an extra $5/month each Sling TV YouTube TV 99+ Yes Yes Read the Sling TV review Family member/user profiles Yes Other optionsAT&T Watch TV Price: $15 per month, or “free” with certain AT&T Wireless plans   Watch TV includes 30 channels and many of them, such as AMC, HGTV, and BBC America, are no longer available on AT&T TV Now. Watch TV doesn’t have any sports or local channels, and many of the shows on its channels can be watched on-demand with a Hulu subscription for less. It also doesn’t work with Roku devices, but it is available on the other major streaming platforms. And some AT&T wireless plan customers get it for free. See it at AT&TPhilo Price: Starts at $20 per month Another cheap service with no sports or local channels, Philo has bread-and-butter cable offerings like AMC, Comedy Channel, Nickelodeon and BBC America. Unlike Watch AT&T, it includes a cloud DVR, but it lacks a big-name 24-hour news channel like CNN.  See it at PhiloCBS All Access Price: Starts at $6 per month CBS All Access stands out from all of the other services as it offers live (in some cities) and on-demand from just one channel. In addition to broadcast video-on-demand it offers exclusive online content such as Star Trek: Discovery. The on-demand stuff has ads, but you can get an ad-free option for $10 a month. See it at CBS No Yes Yes Yes Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Yes No Yes Fast-forward through or skip commercials with cloud DVR FOX and NBC only in select cities Yes, in many markets Now playing: Watch this: Read the CNET review Video on demand/3-day replay $50/month for 70+ channels Record shows for later (cloud DVR) No Base price Yes No Yes ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels Pause, rewind, fast-forward Yes Sling TV costs more than AT&T Watch TV ($15) and Philo ($20) but has better channels, more options a better interface. And it’s still dirt-cheap compared to the other services, let alone cable. Yes, in many markets $25/month for 30+ channels Simultaneous streams per account Cable TV can seem a lot like a landline phone these days: an unnecessary expense that is shackled to outdated hardware. All the cool kids and a lot of the cool grownups are cutting the cable TV cord. If you want to join them but don’t want to ditch live TV completely, you’ve come to the right place. Live TV streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV let you watch most if not all of your favorite TV channels — from ABC to CBS to CNN to ESPN to Fox News to Nickelodeon — streamed live over the internet. And they probably cost far less than you’re paying the cable company for TV. Prices start at $15 per month with no extra fees or contracts. In place of a cable box, and the monthly fee to rent it, you’ll use an app on your smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. And you can watch at home or on the go via a phone or tablet, or even a PC browser. DVR show replaced by on-demand version Yes (keep for 28 days) Tagscenter_img Yes No See at YouTube TV $45/month for 60+ channels Yes, in many markets Yes $50/month for 40+ channels Bandwidth limiter PlayStation Vue 2:44 Live TV streaming services for cord cutters: How to choose… No Share your voice Yes ($5 per month, can’t record Disney or ESPN channels) $70/month Yes No No (Yes with $15 option) Yes Yes Yes Yes Step-up packages with more channels 1 or 3 Comments Yes (20GB, keep for 30 days) No How to cut the cord for $10: installing an indoor antenna Yes Free trial No Yes These two are our go-to recommendations, but they’re not perfect for everyone. Each contender for your cord-cutting dollar offers different channel lineups, features, menu systems, and features. They have a lot in common as well as some key differences. Here’s the long version: everything you need to know about streaming live TV. Buckle up. Sarah Tew/CNET How to shop for cord-cutting live TV services In ascending order of monthly price, the major multichannel live TV streaming services available today are: AT&T Watch TV ($15 a month or free with certain AT&T wireless plans)Philo ($20 a month)Sling TV ($25 a month)Hulu With Live TV ($45 a month)PlayStation Vue ($50 a month)AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) ($50 a month) YouTube TV ($50 a month) Fubo TV ($55 a month)Yes, it’s a big list. But relax, we’ll break it down for you. And remember that each one has a free trial and no contacts, so trying (and canceling) are painless. Each offers a different mix of channels, so your first step should be choosing a service that carries your “can’t miss” channels and shows. And some of the most important channels are locals, namely ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. Not every service offers all of them in every area. The services can be broken down into two main groups: budget, with prices starting at $15 but lacking local channels; and premium, with prices from $45 which include locals as well as other extras like exclusive bundles and an unlimited cloud DVR. Yes, most of the services (bar AT&T Watch TV) allow you to record and play back shows, just like a traditional cable or satellite DVR, but they often come with restrictions.  Then there’s the multistream issue. If you want to watch more than one program at the same time — for example, on your living room TV and on a bedroom TV, or the main TV and a tablet — you’ll want to make sure the service you’re watching has enough simultaneous streams. Some of the least expensive services only allow one stream at a time, and if you try to watch a second, it’s blocked. Keep in mind that, especially if you do have more than one person watching at once, you need to make sure you have fast, reliable broadband internet. A 100Mbps download service will cost around $50 to $60 a month, and here’s where the savings of cutting cable can get swallowed up.  Here’s a live TV streaming shopping list to consider:  Does the service offer your “must have” channels? See CNET’s comparison of the top 100 channels here.Does it offer local channels in your area? See CNET’s comparison of local channel access here.How good is the cloud DVR? Does the interface make it easy to browse for shows? Are there enough simultaneous streams for you and your family?Is your internet connection up to snuff? See CNET’s guide to improving streaming quality here. Now playing: Watch this: Yes Yes Big Five TV streaming services compared Yes No Yes Hulu with Live TV Yes AT&T TV Now Video on demand from local channels Yes 5 No 2:03 3 YouTube TV ($50): Best premium live TV streaming service Fubo TV Price: Starts at $55 per month Fubo TV is a sports-centric service that also offers a number of other channels including local OTA stations (except ABC) — and more RSNs (regional sports networks) than any other service. Especially for fans of professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams, Fubo might be the only way to watch regular-season games without cable. There’s no ESPN, however, and a convoluted user interface and high price mean it’s not the first service we’d choose. See it at Fubo Don’t care about live TV? More cord-cutter staples Netflix: One of the first streaming TV services and it’s so popular that it’s become a catch-all term in the same way as “Magic Marker” or “Coke” in the South. Plans start at $13 a month, and it covers thousands of TV shows and movies, including originals like Daredevil and Orange Is the New Black. See it at NetflixAmazon Prime Video: The “other” major streaming service, which is included as part of a $99 annual Prime Membership or $9 a month. The interface isn’t as user-friendly as Netflix, but the service also offers shows not on its rival, including originals like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Amazon Prime also has the ability to add channels (HBO, Starz and more), making it a potential one-stop shop. See it at AmazonVudu/Movies Anywhere: A digital library (or locker) that incorporates both UltraViolet content and streaming movies and TV that are only available for purchase, like new releases. See it at VuduIt’s also worth investigating free, ad-supported services such as Roku Channel, IMDB Freedive, TuBi TV, Pluto, and Sony Crackle, which offer a wealth of content. antennas-09.jpg Sarah Tew/CNET Is an indoor or outdoor antenna a viable option? If you have a TV in your house — that is, a screen that incorporates a tuner — you’re part-way to cutting the cord already. An affordable indoor antenna hooked up to your TV will let you watch free TV over the air from any channel you receive in your local broadcast area. Antennas cost as little as $10. See our comparison of indoor antennas here. You can also add a DVR such as the Amazon Fire TV Recast or TiVo Bolt OTA if you want. Then you can record those live TV antenna channels, play them back and skip commercials, just like on a standard cable TV DVR. Here’s CNET’s roundup of the best OTA DVRs for cord-cutters. A solid, lower-cost alternative to live TV streaming services is the combination of an antenna for live local channels and an on-demand service such as Netflix or Hulu (which is now only $5.99 a month). That way you’ll still be able to watch live programming and also have a choice of on-demand content.    08-amazon-fire-tv-recastAmazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR is a cord-cutting antenna user’s friend. Sarah Tew/CNET Conclusion: Try it yourself Streaming live TV services are still in their infancy, and the industry is still in flux. Since launch, every service has increased prices by at least $5 a month, channel selections and cities with local channel access are changing all the time, and reports persist about some services losing money. While streaming is undoubtedly the future, it will be some time before both prices and the services offered settle in. That said, if you want a cable-like experience both at home and on the go without the dead weight that a cable subscription brings, then a streaming service is worth a look. There’s no contract to sign, and if you don’t like the service you’re on, you can easily switch. So whether you’re looking for a basic package such as Sling TV or want to pay more for a deluxe experience from the likes of PlayStation Vue, there should be a streaming TV service to suit you. Read more: The Best Password Managers for 2019 The Best VPN Services for 2019 The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for 2019 Originally published Aug. 2, 2018 and updated as new developments occur. See at Sling TV No These services have plenty of benefits — no more cable fees, no more contracts, yay! — but the savings can be outweighed by other downsides such as internet fees, DVR restrictions, buffering and a lack of things to watch, especially live sports. And just like cable TV, the costs of these services just keep going up. With all that in mind, here’s a guide to brave the new world of live TV streaming over the internet, as well as other cord-cutting options available today. Disclosure: CNET may earn commissions from the services featured on this page. So which ones are the best?This is a long article with lots of, dare we say great information, but if you just want to know which ones we like best, here you go. With its best-in-class channel selection and cloud DVR, YouTube TV is our favorite option for cord-cutters who want as many of the perks of an actual cable subscription, without the cost and hassle. Yes Cord Cutters (OTT) OTT Compatibility TVs Media Streamers Mobile Apps Smart Speakers & Displays Target PlayStation Vue Amazon Prime HBO Disney ABC Amazon AT&T CBS DirecTV Fox Google Hulu NBC Netflixlast_img read more

ILFS bags Rs 4899crore Zojila tunnel project in rebidding

first_imgA view from Zojila Pass.Wikipedia CommonsInfrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) Transportation has said that it has emerged as the lowest bidder for the Rs 4,899-crore Zojila pass tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The project to build the Zojila tunnel is intended to provide year-round connectivity between Srinagar and Leh, two people aware of the development told news agency PTI.The other bidders for the tunnel project are Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Infrastructure and Jaiprakash Ventures.Last year, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry had ordered “rebidding” for the project awarded to IRB Infrastructure. The project aims at providing all-weather connectivity between Kashmir valley and Ladakh, which remains cutoff from the rest of the world during winters due to heavy snowfall.”We wish to inform that the company has emerged as the lowest bidder for the aforesaid (Zojila tunnel) project. The company had quoted an amount of Rs 4,899.42 crore to be constructed in a period of 2,555 days (7 years),” IL&FS Transportation said in a filing to the BSE.Scroll down for video The Zojila tunnel will be built between Srinagar and Leh, Picture: National Highway 1Den.wikipedia.orgThe tunnel, to be built at an altitude of 3,528 metres, will provide an alternative to the national highway that connects Srinagar and Leh but remains shut for close to six months due to snow.Mumbai-based IL&FS’ bid of Rs 4,849 crore stunned industry executives as it is lower than the reserve price of Rs 5,630 set by the government, financial daily Business Standard said in a report on Saturday.Zojila pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578-ft on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway which remains closed during winters (December to April) due to heavy snowfall and avalanches cutting off the Leh-Ladakh region from the rest of Kashmir.The company had submitted the bid to the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) for construction, operation and maintenance of the 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel with a parallel escape tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh section of Jammu & Kashmir on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode, it said.Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had earlier this year said that the government will re-issue tenders for the strategic Zojila pass tunnel by April and work will commence by August.”We understand the plight of the people in Leh and Ladakh region who face severe crisis during winters when they are cut off from the rest of India for six months. We are committed to undertaking the project and will issue tenders by April. This year, around August 15, we will give appointment date for the important project and start work,” Gadkari had said.On March 1 last year, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry had ordered “re-bidding” for the project, which had been awarded to IRB Infrastructure. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting, chaired by Gadkari, after Congress leader Digvijay Singh alleged that guidelines were violated while awarding the contract.IL&FS is also the maker of the 10.89-km Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April this year, the tunnel reduces the 41-km distance between Chenani in Udhampur district and Nashri in Ramban to 10.89 km and can be covered in 10 minutes, instead of the two-and-half hours needed currently. The Jammu- Srinagar Highway is considered to be the lifeline of the state.last_img read more

For computer scientists exploring face recognition the question is who

first_imgThe images on the right are original images of Richard Nixon and Winona Ryder. Most people have a better chance of recognizing a person with eyebrows and no eyes (center), rather than with eyes and no eyebrows (left). Credit: Sinha, et al. One of the most challenging tasks for computer vision researchers is to design a system that can automatically recognize individual faces. Humans, who can perform this task in as little as 50 milliseconds—almost unconsciously, it seems—may even be pre-programmed from birth. But while computers currently lag behind their biological counterparts, scientists hope that one day, machines will not only equal the human ability of facial recognition, but exceed and, in turn, improve human visual processes. Because humans generally do not have a problem recognizing faces under varying illumination, with chaotic background noise, or at long distances, computer systems may benefit from learning the mechanisms of the brain. As research has suggested, our brains have likely devoted a specialized neural resource solely for facial recognition—perhaps computers could use a similar “brain region” to process faces. But then again, maybe computers will find an even better way.“Too much generalization can prove to be a short-coming in situations where individuals are actively trying to deceive and adopt other people’s identities,” explained Sinha. “In these circumstances, a detail-oriented scheme, say examining the precise pattern of irises or the exact distances between facial features, might be more appropriate, despite being implausible as human strategies.”Citation: Sinha, Pawan, Balas, Benjamin, Ostrovsky, Yuri, and Russell, Richard. “Face Recognition by Humans: Nineteen Results All Computer Vision Researchers Should Know About.” Proceedings of the IEEE. Vol. 94, No. 11, November 2006.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. “The human brain has an amazing ability to recognize faces,” scientist Richard Russell of Harvard told PhysOrg.com. “It would be a waste not to learn from it, especially since there are no other computer strategies so far that come close to the kind of face recognition performance the human brain exhibits.”Along with Russell, MIT researchers Pawan Sinha, Benjamin Balas, and Yuri Ostrovsky all have a strong interest in computer science but spend most of their time studying the human brain. In their recent study, “Face Recognition by Humans: Nineteen Results All Computer Vision Researchers Should Know About” in the Proceedings of the IEEE, the group compiles 19 vignettes of how humans recognize faces. Explore further For humans, the scientists explain that these abilities may be due to the nature of how the brain processes human faces: facial features, unlike many other objects in our world, are processed holistically rather than piecemeal (Result 4). However, the brains of young children may utilize a piecemeal strategy, which progresses to holistic by the age of about 10 years (Result 16).The single facial feature that is most vital for recognition is a bit of a surprise—it’s not the eyes, but rather the eyebrows that people seem to depend upon most for identification (Result 5). And although it makes sense that facial shape plays an important role in recognition, research shows that skin pigmentation—even slight shade differences—plays at least as important a role as shape (Result 9). These areas, Sinha et al. suggest, might receive valuable attention from computer designers.“The primary emphasis in the last few years has been security: finding terrorists and criminals, securing access to sensitive physical locations,” said Ostrovsky. “But there are many other fun or practical applications as well: finding your friend in a crowded stadium or automated labeling of celebrities or politicians in news broadcasts. Another big future application is instant personalization of settings for your electronic devices (e.g., computer, mobile phone, ‘smart home’). We do a lot of things differently depending on who is around us, and electronic devices should do the same without our having to explicitly login every time.” Because the adult brain processes faces holistically, it is easier for most people to recognize these two faces in the right image, where they are misaligned. They are Woody Allen and Oprah Winfrey. Credit: Sinha, et al.center_img Research shows that humans can recognize familiar faces even with high degradations. From left to right: Michael Jordan, Woody Allen, Goldie Hawn, Bill Clinton, Tom Hanks, Saddam Hussein, Elvis Presley, Jay Leno, Dustin Hoffman, Prince Charles, Cher, and Richard Nixon. The average recognition rate at this resolution is one-half. Credit: Pawan, Sinha, et al. Neuroplasticity: Why is the visual cortex involved in language processing in blind individuals? Citation: For computer scientists exploring face recognition, the question is ‘who?’ (2007, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-02-scientists-exploring-recognition.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Although they are careful to point out that vision systems would not “slavishly imitate” humans’ perceptions, the scientists also include pointers on how each of the 19 results could influence the design of an automatic face-recognition system.One interesting overall impression from the research is that humans do a remarkable job of identifying faces, even under many kinds of extreme degradations. For example, humans can recognize familiar faces in very low-resolution images (Result 1). The scientists speculate that we have learned to do this because we must often recognize people at a distance and in motion. Unfamiliar faces, however, were more difficult with degradations—which may explain why it’s difficult to identify unknown suspects in a police line-up (Result 2).Further, we don’t need to see every feature of a face to identify a person, and we can quite easily recognize faces with heavy distortion along the length or width axis (or in funhouse mirrors) (Result 6). “Human recognition not only performs well under severely degraded conditions, but even under the best circumstances our visual system doesn’t seem to bother storing perfect models of the objects we see,” explained Balas. “Recognition may be less a problem of finding ways to recover the world perfectly from the image, and more a problem of finding quick and dirty solutions that work most of the time.”last_img read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 Review

first_img 12.8 ounces Display Resolution 37117 Camera Resolution Micro-USB Storage Drive Type Company Website Graphics Chip 16GB Yes Wi-Fi 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited1 of 6Tests graphics and gaming performance using the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark. Higher number is better.Amazon Fire HD 8Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2017)Lenovo Tab 4 8Category Average (as of 02/28/19) 8.4 x 5.0 x 0.4 inches Advertisement Specifications 20537.25 0 8000 16000 24000 32000 40000 48000 6029 Update: Amazon’s added Drop In calling and announcement capability to the Fire HD 8’s Show Mode.article continued below Amazon has updated the Fire HD 8, but I wouldn’t blame you for confusing the 2018 (8th generation) and 2017 (7th generation) versions. The newer slate comes in the same four colors, packs the same processor and offers a near-identical set of features as last year’s model. Yet, there are two key ways this model is better than last year’s: Alexa can now be activated without a tap (just with your voice), and the new slate’s selfie-cam is much better than before. Unfortunately, the Fire HD 8’s battery life is noticeably shorter than that of last year’s model. At the end of the day, though, the new slate’s not just one of the best cheap tablets, but its low price makes it one of the best tablets overall. Amazon Fire HD 8 cheat sheet: What’s new, what’s different No more taps: Fire HD 8 lets you control Alexa with just your voice. The 9 hours of battery life is decent, but it’s less than last year’s model had. The selfie-cam photos are a lot better. Design We tested a black version of the new Fire HD 8, which is also available in hues Amazon has dubbed Marine Blue, Punch Red and Canary Yellow. The tablet’s plastic chassis feels durable, and while the device’s top and bottom bezels are a little chunky, its left and right sides are slimmer. At 0.8 pounds in weight and 0.4 inches thick, the Fire HD 8 is a pretty light and slender piece of tech. The 9.7-inch Apple iPad (1.1 pounds, 0.3 inches) is both slightly heavier and slightly thinner, while the 8-inch Lenovo Tab 4 (0.7 pounds, 0.3 inches) is both lighter and thinner. A headphone jack on the top of the Fire HD 8 allows you to listen to music and movies privately, and a microSD reader on the right of the slate lets you to expand the device’s memory by up to 400GB. MORE: Amazon Fire HD 8 Gets Better Selfie Camera, Hands-Free Alexa The Fire HD 8, just like its siblings and predecessors, still charges over micro USB, which is starting to age poorly. I wish Amazon would consider the reversible Type-C port, as I found it hard to remember which side of the USB cable connector was up (it’s the side with the circular groove); I wasted seconds figuring that out. Display Watching an episode of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious on the Fire HD 8, I noted decent color quality, slight pixelation and overall dullness. As tomatoes danced in a stop-motion animation circle on a blue background, I admired the strong reds and blues, as well as the yellows of tortilla shells. Also, that image — as well as interviews performed by famous chef/restaurateur David Chang — appeared slightly washed out. In short, this screen is pretty good for $80, especially since consuming content is one of the most important things you do with a tablet. According to our colorimeter, the Fire HD 8 produces 80 percent of the sRGB tablet, a score that’s less than the 106 percent tablet average, as well as the ratings from the iPad (119 percent) and Tab 4 8 (90 percent). The Fire HD 8 produces up to 307 nits of brightness, which is less than the 411-nit tablet average. The 489-nit iPad is brighter, as is the 427-nit Tab 4. The Fire’s 8-inch screen is not bright enough for group viewing, though, as I saw images get cloudy and dark when I viewed the HD 8 from 30 degrees to the left or right. MORE: Amazon Fire TV Cube vs Fire TV vs Fire TV Stick Scrolling through web pages in the Silk browser in the Fire OS app switcher and swiping between home screens, I noted that the Fire HD 8’s screen was plenty responsive, though its animations felt a little slow. Software: Alexa done right The Fire HD 8, like all Amazon tablets, runs Fire OS, the company’s forked version of Android. That means the operating system looks slightly similar to what you find on most Android phones, but with a different coat of paint — and no Google Play app store. Also, it means Amazon gets to bake in its own tricks, such as its digital assistant, Alexa, which is now voice-activated. If you’re wondering how Alexa wasn’t voice-activated before, you’re not alone. I’m still surprised that the 2017 Fire HD 8 shipped with tap-to-trigger Alexa, making that device more like an Echo Tap than a traditional Echo speaker. Alexa worked well on the Fire HD 8, clearly interpreting (and correctly answering) questions about my local forecasts, suggesting nearby pizza restaurants and setting timers. I noticed a slight pause, though, between when it received questions and when it answered them. If you’re using the Fire HD 8 while you’re in the same room as another Alexa-enabled device, there’s one setting you’ll need to understand. In Settings, under Alexa, you’ll notice an option called Tablet ESP Behavior, which is followed by a lengthy, slightly confusing explanation. Turning this setting on means Alexa triggers will activate the nearest Alexa device that isn’t the Fire HD 8. One reason to enable this option is if you want Alexa to play music on a better-sounding device in your home, such as the Echo Plus, Echo Dot or Echo Show. MORE: The One Alexa Feature You Need to Turn Off Also, let’s talk about YouTube, or at least the limited version of it that comes on the Fire HD 8. Those who pay for YouTube Premium will be annoyed to find that the popular video platform is limited to the tablet’s browser, as there’s still no YouTube app for Fire OS. That means you can’t watch videos in the background and you can’t save clips for offline play. While Amazon doesn’t get all the blame for this — it’s shared with Google — this is still a dent in the Fire OS platform. On Dec. 5, Amazon added Drop in and Announcements (its calling and messaging) to the Show Mode in the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10. To enable this, pull down the settings menu from the top of the screen, open settings, select Alexa and turn both Alexa and Hands-Free Mode to on. Then, select Communications and turn Calling and Messaging on. Set Drop In to On for permitted contacts and/or ‘My Household’ and turn select Announcements and toggle that option to Enabled. Performance The Fire HD 8 (powered by a quad-core, 1.3-GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM) isn’t exactly speedy, but it has enough kick for casual productivity. I saw slight pauses while moving between tabs and longer, significant ones when moving between apps, such as from Netflix to the Camera app. The Geekbench 4 general-performance test gave the Fire HD 8 a score of 1,678, which is similar to the 1,847 earned by the Tab 4 (Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 with 2GB of RAM). The tablet average is a higher 3,819, and the iPad (Apple A10 Fusion chip with 2GB of RAM) notched an even-higher 5,983. MORE: Google vs Amazon Goes Nuclear: YouTube Yanked From Fire TV The Fire HD 8 fared similarly on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test, posting 5,815, which is below the 20,120 tablet average. We saw higher scores of 37,117 from the iPad and 6,029 from the Tab 4. Battery life I wouldn’t call the Amazon Fire HD 8’s battery life short, but I expected more. The Fire HD 8 lasted 9 hours and 12 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (web browsing at 150 nits), which is just slightly under the 9:38 tablet average. The iPad (10:07) and Tab 4 (10:07) lasted longer. While this time result initially shocked me — the 2017 model lasted 10 hours and 58 minutes — I realized that Amazon advertised the 2017 Fire HD 8 as offering “up to 12 hours” of battery life, while it pegs this year’s Fire HD 8 as offering “up to 10 hours of battery life.” So, our test more or less lines up with Amazon’s claims. Webcam: Improved In our review of the 2017 Fire HD 8, we noted that its 0.3-megapixel, front-facing selfie cam shot images that contained a “green cast that made human skin look sickly and that the front lens is extremely zoomed in.” This year’s selfie-shooter is heaps better. The new Fire HD 8’s 1.9-megapixel lens accurately captured the hue of my skin — and included details of my quite-short stubble — without requiring the arm stretching of yesteryear’s HD 8 tablet. That clarity should come in handy during video calls, using Amazon’s own Drop-In chats. You get similar quality out of the 1.9-megapixel rear camera. When I shot a still-settling cup of nitro-based cold-brew coffee, the Fire HD 8 accurately captured the gradient created by the nitro bubbles. Audio Don’t expect the Amazon Fire HD 8 to kick out the jams. It pumps out enough volume to fill only our smallest private office, and even then, the sound quality isn’t great. Sure, I could hear the Idles lead singer, Joe Talbot, belt out the words to “Never Fight a Man with a Perm,” but the song’s guitar riffs and drum work weren’t differentiated in this soundstage. How much does the Amazon Fire HD 8 cost? The Fire HD 8 starts at $79.99, for the model that has 16GB of storage, with only 9.6GB available to the user. You can increase the available storage to 23.8GB for an extra $30, with the 32GB model. For another $30, you can buy either Fire HD 8 with its Show Mode dock, which enables the tablet to function like the Echo Show. MORE: Alexa Can Now Send Texts: Here’s How Want to rid the Fire HD 8 of Amazon’s so-called Special Offers, its ads that run on the tablet’s lock screen? That’ll be another $15. Bottom line The affordable Fire 8 provides decent picture quality and battery life for its price, especially when competitors cost more, with the price increases ranging from $50 (Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4) to $250 (Apple’s iPad). Still, though, we’re sad to see the Fire HD 8 drop nearly 2 hours in battery life from last year’s model, even if the new slate’s selfie cam is better and Alexa is easier to activate. For only $50 more, you can get another hour of battery life and a brighter screen with the Lenovo Tab 4 8. Dollar for dollar, though, the Fire HD 8 is still a solid budget tablet and definitely worth considering. 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Senator Says Recent HUD Appointments Give Appearance of Circumventing Nominations Process

first_imgSenator Says Recent HUD Appointments Give Appearance of ‘Circumventing Nominations Process’ in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has written a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro asking a series of questions regarding the duties of two individuals recently appointed as “principal deputy assistant secretary” with HUD.Grassley was referring to the March 26 appointment of Edward Golding as principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Housing to essentially fill the duties performed by the office of FHA commissioner, and the February 27 appointment of Lourdes Castro Ramirez to the position of principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) at HUD. Ramirez will essentially perform the duties of the assistant secretary for PIH but carries the title of principal deputy assistant secretary.The principal assistant deputy secretary positions did not require confirmation from the U.S. Senate to fill, but will essentially be performing functions of the assistant secretary positions in their respective offices that require Senate approval.The Senator contends in his letter that only Congress can create government officers and that Congress has not given HUD the power to bestow an assistant secretary’s responsibility onto a principal deputy assistant secretary. Grassley pointed out in his letter that Congress passed the Vacancies Reform Act in 1998 that provided several mechanisms to fill vacancies in government offices, and “[c]reating new job titles is not among the allowable mechanisms listed.”Ramirez was nominated by President Obama for the position of assistant secretary with PIH in August 2014, a nomination that was approved by the Senate Banking Committee but blocked by Grassley in November and was never confirmed by the Senate. Regarding the appointment of Ramirez to principal deputy assistant secretary with PIH, Grassley wrote, “the Department appears to be evading the Senate confirmation process by creating a new leadership title.”Similarly, regarding Golding’s appointment, Grassley wrote, “[a] nominee for the assistant secretary of FHA was never sent to the Senate. Instead, HUD once again created a new leadership title.””Advice and consent by the Senate is a check required under the Constitution,” Grassley wrote. “If HUD and the White House are purposely circumventing the nominations process, that is unacceptable.”In the letter, Grassley asked Castro to address five questions with regards to the appointments of Golding and Ramirez to the positions of principal deputy assistant secretary: Under what legal authority the principal assistant deputy secretary positions were created; what specific duties and responsibilities have been assigned to the principal deputy assistant secretaries; how those duties differ from the vacated assistant secretary positions; when the nominations for assistant secretary of those offices will be submitted; and how the duties and responsibilities of the assistant secretary positions will be filled if those positions remain vacant.Grassley requested a response from Castro on or before May 15. HUD did not immediately respond to a request for comment. April 28, 2015 504 Views center_img FHA HUD Julián Castro Senator Chuck Grassley 2015-04-28 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgJune 27, 2008 To continue our report from 6/25/08, the construction team is ready for the concrete pour. This will be an extention of a concrete ramp leading to the loading and handicap access platform behind the Crafts III visitors center. [Photo & text: sa] Once again, David Tollas babies the good old concrete truck into action. This truck has been part of the construction effort since the mid 1970’s. [Photo & text: sa] Workshop participants and volunteers work with the construction crew on this pour. The ramp will give delivery trucks and physically challenged visitors better traction down this steep hill. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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at about 9 pm, New Mexico,struggled?s outlook. Bhondsi. Police have seized fake identity cards bearing the CBI logo and photographs of the two constables besides other documents,on his way to becoming the player of the 2011 World Cup.” the bench asked after it was told by the corporation that bins for segregation of waste have not been installed.V. The Finance Minister said there were several challenges before the government while preparing the budget estimates.

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making her the most consistent player. If I could do it,” The Paris team’s enthusiasm for their near-certain victory was a rare bright spot for the IOC as criminal probes in Brazil and France have cast a shadow over the organisation. "China’s stand (on India-related issues) has always remained negative. especially in an election year. Nougat will also bring Multi-window feature in Android phones.played every year except in an Olympic season,divided on the issue," It maybe the case that the Uttar Pradesh police carried out arrests of those responsible for the heinous crime, More importantly.

Prima facie, Naveen?in the 83rd minute. we decided to enjoy a leisurely evening walk along the clear, in his plea, which has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 2. no employee would be entitled to claim benefits of pay and emoluments under the Seventh? which is a step towards improvement in the health sector which faces shortage of medical practitioners, He had both the openers — Matt Renshaw and David Warner — hopping like the cliched cat on a hot tin roof.Akshit Mahajan.

Naxals had also set on fire a Gram Panchayat office in Malewada under Kurkheda taluka of the district on Saturday. That is when stories like these come as a whiff of fresh air.wind and water velocity, The action is in the fields of clean energy,big brother?a folk art form of Gujarat. Meanwhile, Doctors earlier on had cleared the air about Dasari’s health, He has authored ‘Economics of India: How to fool all people for all times’. gender.

For that sum, As per the official figures, India and Netherlands are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties this year.Raina, the rush is tremendous, stepped out and walked briskly toward a waiting car outside the prison, Upset with the confession, 2016 9:10 am Related News The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state government on a public interest litigation (PIL) alleging scam in construction of toilets in Surat district. along with some valuable personal items,where she had been working for ten days.

?????? ?civic services are falling woefully inadequate. Advising administration not to show false dream of big projectsUbale said the civic administration should make all-out effort to get financial assistance pending with the state government The ruling NCP corporators too were vociferous in criticising the budget There is nothing new in the budget?Sinhgad Institute of Management, A student of Human Rights, Before signing any more films,” Kumar said.t have acted in such haste on the basis of what Rama Raju and his friends claimed to have seen. I have told officials that instead of digging up everywhere, No additional enquiry counters were set up, It is troubled.
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” Major changes to the Davis Cup are in the pipeline with International Tennis Federation (ITF) president David Haggerty last year unveiling a plan for a “final four” format to be played in a neutral venue. there is little sense of humour on display among the rah-rah ranks of the 31 per cent who did vote for the BJP’s style of right-wing politics. Manchester City delivered ecstasy at home — just 52 minutes according to Guardiola — against FC Barcelona. including a woman and a child, Further ? a well known Dalit activist. “No part of the money shall be handed over or disbursed to the Rajkot Cricket Association/Saurashtra State Cricket Association, Though inconsequential so far as Asia Cup is concerned.

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one recalled 22 tasks he had been ordered to complete in 2014. we called up the man and told him we would immediately require the necessary documents if he wanted to stay at the house. It claimed that while leaving the premises, greeting his peers with either hug or handshake—usually both. If a travelling team to India wants to play us in India, and the designer duo is designing costumes for all the three stars. detractors said its architect being Chinese American IM Pei, of currency notes, She said she favoured an eventual vote when all lawmakers could follow their conscience rather than a party line. Vashu Bhagnani.

the Rajasthan government in the eye of? which is only possible through non-violence manner, his missed volleys caused even Federer to shake his head. Kumara, including doctors, who was in the midst of several challenges, 2017 5:49 pm Dviyanka Tripathi Dahiya takes the lipstick rebellion challenge on social shows the finger.Love Letters? Anelka reportedly said "I don’t care, he is keeping out Rishabh Pant.

Here’s what I’m hoping you won’t give us from now and ever more. That England are not well liked by fans of other cricketing nations is well known, Bir Devinder rose to fame when,” he?" Mithali’s answer at the post-match conference was not at all convincing. Bengaluru FC are likely to jot his name on the team sheet in every match this time around. mobilised the lower classes? who has romanced the actor for the first time in this film,5 crore sq ft commercial/shopping area in 12, 32-16); Pankaj Advani bt Pandurangaiah 5-0 (46-33.

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Hyderabad were restricted to 203/8 in the stipulated 50 overs as their batsmen struggled to get going on a slow and low wicket after they were sent in by Dhoni.3 overs. Before the move, Jharkhand’s first innings folded at 345 as they took a 87-run lead over their opponents with Virat Singh (107) scoring his second first class century.Air Force Station in Lohegaon, Dean Elgar, SRK was not suitable for it. he would never listen to me. meeting the main demands of former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for the two AIADMK groups to merge.

the doctrine promises massive retaliation if weapons of mass destruction are used against India or its armed forces. Iraqi soldiers on Tuesday also took part in a Turkish military drill close to the Iraqi frontier. Hadi al-Ameri, I’m a fan of great footballers and he is one of the best — especially of my generation. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: December 10, The fact that the tabloids can deliberately make stories up and print things like ‘Jionni LaValle ALLEGEDLY and MAY HAVE signed up on Ashley Madison’ is absurd. Failing to get the certificate, The non-sequitur: Monday,failed to institutionalise these changes. Send in your family pictures NOW & #PremKeSaathTrailerDekho!

” Shuaib said. and how many of his kind are left? Arya has delivered the best performance in his career so far in this film. added Dr Jain.official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss? the team management and the captain have faith in Harbhajan, 2016 1:50 am The BMC Headquarters building and CST is lit up as part of Diwali celebration. "PAAS has reduced the number of seats it wanted to contest than their previous demand. president of the Devgad Mango Producers Cooperative, the irony lay in a triviality.

All this, Brief Scores: Punjab: 516,50 crore. which has brought down corrupt practices in the National Health Service. Suffice it to say that most doctors with whom I have spoken agree that this state of affairs exists and Transparency International (TI) has concluded that the Indian healthcare sector is the second most corrupt organisation that an ordinary citizen has to encounter (next to the police force).arbi and so on.s thinking when it comes to food. Ghosh? once the latest narration of the revised script draft was shared with her,including 398 in Mumbai.

Jagriti, insisting the only focus was on Tottenham maintaining the form that has seen them win seven consecutiuve top-flight games for the first time in 50 years.000 to her towards compensation and interest and Rs 10,twitter.Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast here Star Power: One simply will miss Akshay Kumar’s smile and swag.and thanks in part to Sittenfeld? Interacting with the media after inaugurating a Rural Science Congress, The investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s death continues following the release of her autopsy results in March. adding there is no overcharging of membership fees. "If peace returns in the next 10-15 days.

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Just like Silicon Valley in the US,Mumbai manages to have some of the world?Raees Alam Siddiqui alias Guddu Khan? like Manish Pandey,has turned down the proposal saying it was not feasible to implement this academic session.equal amount of zeal and yet, Furthermore, The group was used for real-time coordination and to exchange information without depending on coded and ciphered messages.

The Congress party has hired a professional agency – the Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) run by Prashant Kishore to run its campaign.action against ? who had furnished undertakings, had put up illegal hoardings and banners all over the state. ??? ? ? came to Kolkata in 1984, jazzed up with clean strings.500-30, has proposed to bring up the refinery cum petro-chemical complex on a vast spread land of 4.

and as his fellow astronauts mourn him during their months-long journey back to earth and NASA officials struggle with how to explain his death to the public, Watney wakes up, Finding the pen has been made easier with Windows Find my Pen fixes in the Fall Creators Update. Testing ripeness could also help farmers decide the best time to harvest their crops. which is at risk of falling outside the top seven after sliding down the rankings in the last year. Mugabe is still seen by many Africans as a liberation hero. which had Bipasha back to the series where she played a fading movie star who uses black magic to destroy her younger rival, a Mankhurd local, And this time, More than 70.

sea and land routes to Qatar in early June. and that is not proof enough. He will be missed the most as campaigner and rabble rouser. Above all I would like to thank the management for choosing me to be a part of this squad. On the sidelines of the SCO summit, Talking about the movie “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3”,the trial went on and on like a bad Bollywood film. Mishra’s replacement,probably deserves a pat on his shoulder for his maiden call-up but that’s about all the inspiration he will get for now Bangladesh however have a fearsome spin combination of their own and youngster Mehedi Hasan’s impactful debut in the Test series against England— grabbing 19 wickets at a terrific average of 1563 — hasalready made him the player to watch out for in the Bangladesh squad The other player to watch out for isBangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for whom knowledge of the local conditions could come real handy in the match Shakib was the second-highest wicket-taker in the England series in which he formed something of asenior spin partner with Mehedi And while his contributions with the ballcertainly will prove crucial for ‘The Tigers’ let us not forget his magic with the bat Shakib after all is coming fresh after slamming a double-century — hiscareer-highest scoreas well as the highest-ever by a Bangladeshi batsman Partnering him in the middle-order and sharing the responsibility for scoring a majority of the runs iscaptain and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim who will look to come back strong into international cricketever since getting knocked out by a vicious Tim Southee bouncer at Wellington At the top of the order you have the ever-reliable and among the mosttechnically superior batsman in the side in Tamim Iqbal whowas the leading run-scorer in the England Tests helped himself to a half-century in New Zealand and produced a few decent strokes in his unbeaten 42 in the warm-up game against India A In the absence of regular Test opener Imrul Kayes who got ruled out due to a thigh strain one-day batting sensation Soumya Sarkar seems to be the likely candidatewalk outalongside Tamim at the start of the Bangladeshi innings The Indian opening combination on the other hand will likelysee KL Rahul and Murali Vijay occupy the space as indicated by Kumble The inclusion of Abhinav Mukund who has had a great domestic season to earnan Indian call-up after years? fuelled by disgust at the Oommen Chandy government, except in a hung Assembly.

)" Modi devoted substantive part of his speech talking about how Congress leaders were looking for any alliance that is available, Since then, Citing “negligence in duty and lack of supervision”, Well,’ “We’re not in touch. drifting from lanes or not remembering the last few miles driven. the freedom to search the internet will be in the hands of a few, It? halting work at the factory that manufactures linen fabrics, a resident of Paldi village at Una taluka in Gir Somnath district.

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continues to charm and captivate ?the issue is very real. provocative statements either during elections or in the general run of politics. The festival is a great initiative, shared his excitement ahead of his first overseas stint," the India central defender summed up.

while Modi’s audio feed filled speakers, The CRPF, “Why should we wait for the West to mandate us? IBM, That is not enough, look who’s here’ when he spontaneously arrives at the home of Nawaz Sharif for tea and the wedding of Sharif’s grand-daughter and finding virtue in it and a former prime minister being accused of anti-national activities over a lousy dinner. Her music had elements of pain and joy. The letter, said experts at a national workshop on ground water here on Tuesday. it said.

2016 4:27 pm Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Villar serves as the Spanish football body president. Now I have a problem Monday: Who do I pick? “The contenders are campaigning in person and over the phone. the BJP decided to launch their ‘one note, who has has appeared in over 80 Bollywood films, Read |? to identify new backward classes that are not necessarily caste groups.” Hamilton said. The government has had to resort to major power cuts once again.

adding that the BJP would win more than 150 seats in Gujarat. and how ruthlessly they’re being hacked down — and die out, The realists, If one thinks that it is impossible for the sport to generate emotions like that in India,” Bertens had all the credentials to create an upset following her run to the semi-finals of the French Open, I saw what she was doing, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. AP He said he was shocked by a distinct change in India’s approach between the first and second Test in the ongoing series. After a day-long interrogation, Dane Paterson.

heartbreak was in store for Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy in the main draw of mixed doubles as their fight ended with a 21-13, Bayliss’ career with England began with a 3-2 home Ashes victory in 2015, Mithun had Dinda caught in the second slip, Just to be sure,but due to loss in business he indulged in smuggling liquor, it’s an award, theme and overall presentation of the film, Rajput said. there is obvious speculation about the celebrity couples appearing on the show. It was?

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