Gilas main backer apologizes for max-salary offer for full-time Gilas players

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I want to clarify Chooks-to-Go is really committed to support the campaign of Gilas Pilipinas all the way to the Olympics in whatever way we can. So my announcement that we’re willing to support a full-time national team, even regarding compensation, there was no intention to put PBA on a bad light,” he said after finishing a meeting with PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa earlier in the day.READ: Chooks To Go willing to offer ‘max salary’ to full-time Gilas playersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMascariñas reiterated that his statements were not meant to offend the PBA teams.“I told the commissioner that I got too overeager to say that we will match the maximum salaries in the PBA. Other owners felt that we’re raiding them of their players and that’s why I’m apologizing,” he said. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “I’m sorry if it came as we’re bragging. We consider ourselves a small fish in this big pond of basketball. We’re new, we know better, and we’re here to support the PBA and SBP.”Narvasa, meanwhile, understood where Mascariñas’ eagerness was coming from and he was glad that the Chooks-To-Go executive was able clear things up.“I think it was done in a sincere effort to be able to show support for the Gilas team,” said the league commissioner.“You have to understand that it’s a sensitive issue and an issue that we’re trying to work out. Comments like that, whether it’s meant to help, are sometimes taken out of context, so it’s always good that you clear it.”Though regretful for apparently hurting some feelings, Mascariñas said that his offer for Gilas Pilipinas is still on the table if the SBP and the PBA decides to give them the green light. ADVERTISEMENT “If they need our support for a full-time national team, if the PBA and SBP allows, we’re there. We just want to do it properly this time, that we’re not stepping on anyone. The end objective is we’re still hoping that we can form a competitive national team, and the possibility that it could be full time will always be there. We will continue to support that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Ronald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. Photo by Mark GiongcoBounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas apologized to the PBA on Thursday after various parties reportedly felt slighted by his earlier pronouncements of willingness to pay Gilas Pilipinas players maximum salaries to go full-time for the national team.Speaking after Gilas Pilipinas’ evening practice at Meralco Gym, the executive expressed regret over the misunderstanding that stemmed from his bold declaration, clarifying that his statements are simply reflective on how devoted the Chooks-to-Go brand is on aiding the national basketball team.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ailing knee knocks defending champ Wawrinka out of US Open  MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Complaints received against Sports Council, says Ker Minister

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, June 10 (PTI) Kerala Sports Minister E P Jayarajan, who courted a row after state Sports Council President Anju Bobby Geroge accused him of insulting her, today said a lot of complaints had been received on the Councils functioning and attempts were on to prevent a probe into them. Complaints about the functioning of the Council had been received from its former functioneries and sportspersons, Jayarajan said in a statement here a day after a row erupted with Anju accusing him of insulting her with corruption charges when she met him. It was suspected that certain centres were trying to prevent a probe into the complaints and protect the corrupt persons by misleading the media, Jayarajan charged. The LDF government was contemplating initatives for a major boost to sports in the state, he said expressing the hope that sportspersons would extend full support to the government for its steps. Referring to the meeting he had with Anju, the Minister said he had generally mentioned that the LDF government would not tolerate corruption. The government was of the view that some of the appointments made would add financial burden to the Council. At the outset, the government was of the opinion that the sanction given to some persons to tour foreign countries amounted to corruption, Jayarajayan said. “I only explained to her certain things that came to my notice,” he said. Anju, who returned in a cordial manner on June 7 (after the meeting), came out with allegations on June 9, he said adding “I failed to understand why she took this stand after two days”. “The media came out against me without understanding these facts, Jayarajan said. PTI JRK VS PALadvertisementlast_img read more

Tattoo inking Modi, Chouhan costs youth Army job

first_imgTikamgarh (MP), Aug 28 (PTI) Over-enthusiasm by a youth to show his admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, dashed his hopes of joining the Army.The class X pass youth, Sourabh Bilgaiyan (22), of Jeron village in the district, wanted to serve as a soldier in the armed forces.However, a tattoo on his chest reading: “Jab tak suraj chaand rahega, Shivraj Mama aur Narendra Modi ka naam rahega” (Chouhan and Modis name will remain till sun and moon are visible), has now shattered his dream of getting into the military service.”Though I have no interest in politics, I am a fan of Chouhan and Modi and got this slogan imprinted on my chest as a mark of respect for the two leaders during the 2013 elections,” Sourabh said.”However, when I went to Maharashtras Vimannagar in 2014 to appear in a recruitment rally for Army and after appearing in the written examination when I removed my shirt for physical and medical examination, the recruiters declared me unfit for the force because of this slogan,” he claimed.The youth also claimed that he was treated in a similar manner in the Army recruitment rallies held in Guna, Anooppur and Shivpuri.This has led the youth in a piquant situation as he neither wants to remove the tattoo that he got done on his chest in the honour of Modi and Chouhan, nor does he want to give up his dream of serving the military.Meanwhile, retired Colonel V K Saini, who also earlier served as recruitment director, told PTI, “We do not permit any tattoo on the person, on the ground that it will disclose the persons identity and religion to enemy in the battlefield. We are not supposed to reveal it at any cost in operational areas.”advertisement”Secondly, when a man wears a uniform then all should look alike, especially when they go to fight an enemy,” he clarified.A senior retired Army officer A S Tomar also said, “There is a rule in the Army that any person applying for any post should not sport any slogan about any particular person, specially about political persons.” PTI CORR MAS GK CHT JMFlast_img read more

Desire Etched in Stone

first_imgJewellery, like love, is a matter of the heart. And the heart has its reasons of which reason knows little. Therefore trying to decode the essentials of jewellery that a woman must possess is a bit of a slippery slope. Even so, here is our list of twelve styles and,Jewellery, like love, is a matter of the heart. And the heart has its reasons of which reason knows little. Therefore trying to decode the essentials of jewellery that a woman must possess is a bit of a slippery slope. Even so, here is our list of twelve styles and brands that are simply too precious to ignore.Rules of engagementEngagement rings may seem like a foregone conclusion but once you’ve chosen from Nirav Modi’s Celestial Collection, you’ll understand why the universe of your dreams needs this particular bauble. Solitaire diamonds that simply float, surrounded by a halo of diamonds.Bvlgaris cocktail ring in 18k pink gold with a Zambian emerald and step cut diamonds Bonds of eternityWhether it’s an eternity bracelet or ring-a band of precious metal set with a continuous line of identically cut gemstones-nothing expresses never-ending love like this sparkler from Cartier or Tiffany & Co.The world as your oysterPearls may seem grandmotherly, but they present endless possibilities tailored to fit every style with a glorious hit of elegance. Keep it iconic with a single strand or layer it to dress up casual. For the ultimate style statement opt for Mikimoto, credited for the first cultured pearl in the 1890s.The cocktail hourBrazen and beautiful, the cocktail ring is a love that speaks its name freely and comes in all manner of shapes, sizes and designs, but is almost always a conversation starter, especially Bvlgari’s that are guaranteed to dazzle.Champion the studadvertisementUnderstated elegance makes a statement in itself; a pair of diamond studs can provide just that right hint of sparkle. For a classic look, opt for a Harry Winston pair, but for versatility sport colour. It’s the perfect go-to earring for every day wear-neat yet polished.Jumping through hoopsDiscreet or daring, an interesting pair of gold hoop earrings in your armoury are perfect for the gypsy look even on a jeans and tee day or a more placid set to pair with for a formal luncheon.Cartier panther cuff in white gold with diamonds and emeralds Off the CuffA chunky cuff bracelet is a flawless accent for any outfit; punk or power suit. It pairs perfectly with androgynous or feminine dressing. Opt for a stunner like the deGrisogono Folies High Jewellery white gold and onyx cuff with diamonds for striking design and a clean aesthetic.A multi-layered aestheticA layered necklace is one of the most versatile to create multiple looks that can be complemented with a lace shirt or an evening gown. Wear it long, double it up or multi-strand for variety. Try the stunning Padmapriya Necklace from Sunita Shekhawat-eight layers of pearls strung with Kundan-meena.The marque of an iconThe wrists are the ideal canvas to sport an identifiable, familiar bracelet such as the Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra bracelet or a tennis bracelet-a single row of diamonds worn on the wrist. The David Yurman Cable Bracelet, with its twisted design, inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge or even the Gucci horsebit bracelet is a good bet. Make a statementA pair of grand earrings are a head turner, whether you invest in an Indian or a global brand. A pair of chandelier earrings in a bright pop of colour, or simple danglers with cabochon gems, strike a winning visage. Try Bvlgari, Mirari, deGrisogono, Graff or even Cartier. Bespoke jewelleryTraditionally a signet ring represented symbols of family and personal identity, their popular resurgence is not limited to the aristocracy or men anymore. A rising trend with women, personalised signet rings are available in bright colours. Get yours personally designed or opt for David Yurman’s Bubblegum Pinky Ring collection. Weighing in on heritageVintage jewellery, whether it’s the Hermes Kelly H Cadena bangle bracelet, Chanel’s vintage sun chain necklace, vintage quilted cuff or an Yves Saint Laurent vintage square brooch is sheer gold. Holding a piece of the past is always a great investment whether you redeem it or not.last_img read more

The hacker’s nightmare cipher

first_img Log in to Reply April 30, 2018 at 6:48 am pkoning says: For example, assume you use a 32-bit shared key for encoding and decoding. Work your way through the hex file and identify a spot for potential modification, for example, an immediate value or a branch address. Then based on the key and a counter (just counting through the bytes of the hex file), decide if and how to modify the value. Sometimes less is better, as huge changes can be obvious. Compilers generate code in established ways, so someone with good compiler/assembler knowledge might spot the more obvious introduced bugs.But the wonderful thing is: could an attacker who successfully found and removed some bugs ever be sure that all introduced bugs were found?And if you want to make it even harder for them, use a code obfuscator before running your encoding scheme. Then all relations to compiler-generated code vanish.At Embedded Systems Academy we have used variations of this method for a while now (primarily ARM Thumb-2 code) for custom CAN/CANopen based bootloaders. The resources required are minimal; the added code overhead to an existing bootloader can be below 100 bytes, and the delay for decoding can be close to unmeasurable. Where needed, the security key can also be combined with a serial number, allowing you to provide device-specific encoded hex files.Today, whenever we start the utility to generate an encoded hex file, we smile, almost feeling pity for the poor soul who attempts solving this by debugging. Ah well, how bad could it be? Maybe you want to give it a try? We could provide you a few examples. After all, we only introduce about 50 or so really subtle and tiny bugs… per kilobyte of code.Before happily adapting this method, here are some things you should be aware of:How much of the code remains real plaintext? As stated above, our current version introduces some 50 changes in some 1000 bytes of code, so 95% remains unchanged. A hacker with access to multiple encodings can find some of the bugs. Here again, an obfuscator can help, ensuring that the differences between file versions are more than subtle.What happens to strings? In the version described here, all strings remain unchanged, so if you have secret information in strings, you would need to treat them separately.What happens if code gets flashed that is not decrypted correctly (for example, using the wrong key)? Will the code be full of bugs? For any loadable code you should have a higher level of protection (for example, your own bootloader) that only allows the flashed code to execute if it is authentic. This level should perform some non-obvious checksum/hashing test. I say non-obvious so as not to give attackers something to look for when they try to decode an encrypted hex file.How are the keys exchanged? This scheme uses a symmetric key (same key used to encode and to decode), and at some point the key needs to get into the embedded device. As with other security solutions, some key management will be required. A simple approach is to make the key part of the bootloader; this way your key management is limited to keeping track of which key is integrated with which bootloader version. For more advanced key management systems including CAN-based key generation, see my book Implementing Scalable CAN Security with CANcrypt .Is it perfect? Of course this method isn’t foolproof. One downside is that you must protect your encryption utility. As soon as hackers have access to it, they can analyze its code or try different inputs to learn exactly what it does. Even so, we sure wish all hackers working on files encoded with this method a good night’s sleep!Olaf Pfeiffer studied technical computer science at the Cooperative University in Karlsruhe. He is one of the founders of the Embedded Systems Academy. Together with his partners, he wrote the books Embedded Networking with CAN and CANopen and Implementing Scalable CAN Security with CANcrypt. He is a regular speaker at the international CAN Conferences and other events. Olaf is chairman of the CiA 447 standardization group that defines how CANopen is used in special purpose vehicles (including police cars, taxis) and for automotive accessories. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT 2 thoughts on “The hacker’s nightmare cipher” Log in to Reply “I am unsure where I gave the impression that this is meant as a replacement for real encryption? Of course it is not.nnMaybe I should have been more detailed here: “However, the cryptographic methods commonly used for Internet communication canu2019t Continue Reading Previous Managing energy consumption in wireless IoT devicesNext IBASE rolls out AGS series intelligent IoT gateway system April 27, 2018 at 5:48 pm ESA_Olaf says: “While this is fun, I can’t take it seriously. For one thing, it clearly violates Kerckhoff’s principle, a core rule of cryptography design going back well over a century. That is: you must assume that the opponent knows every aspect of the system EXCEPT As recently as 20 years ago, many microcontrollers still used OTP memory, and it was uncommon for embedded systems to support firmware updates. Today’s microcontrollers have flash memory, and most have minimal bootloaders built in to allow easy reprogramming. For a long time, the format for software updates was plain hex files as produced by most compiler/linker systems. Depending on the microcontroller, these hex files were programmed via UART, CAN or other communication interfaces. There was no encryption or authentication; anyone with access to the communication interface used could reprogram the microcontroller.Today, many embedded systems have wireless interfaces. Sometimes wireless capability is added to systems designed years ago when no one could envision that remote access would open the systems to getting hacked. As published hacks have shown, once an intruder has gained access to this level (as with internal UART or CAN communications), microcontrollers can easily be reprogrammed with malicious code.To address this vulnerability, many microcontrollers now feature security peripherals and functions that protect the bootloading/code-loading mechanisms. Cryptographic methods protect the software/firmware load processes with encryption and authentication. We at Embedded Systems Academy have introduced CANcrypt, a security framework for CAN communication.However, the cryptographic methods commonly used for Internet communication can’t always be easily adapted to microcontrollers that don’t have security peripherals. A pure software solution might require too many resources (code or execution time) to fit an existing system. So what can we do to protect our minimalistic microcontroller devices from getting flashed with malicious code?We want to protect our code even if the microcontroller has no security peripherals. We need a lightweight solution that is good enough not to be easily hacked. In recent years, I have seen various home brew bit shifting and mangling methods offer some protection.However, when it comes to hacking encrypted hex files, such solutions have a downside. The same downside also exists with more common cryptographic methods like AES: Where the ciphertext is garbled, an attacker has a pretty good idea what the plaintext looks like. It will be either hex format or binary assembly code with recognizable patterns. Using trial and error methods with key guessing or brute force trials, you can determine if the decoding was a success just by seeing if the decoded version is a hex file or has some of the expected patterns. So you immediately know when decoding was a success.Luckily, it’s easy to make a hacker’s life more difficult: just ensure that both the plaintext and the ciphertext look alike! If the encoded hex file looks just like another hex file with valid code (and can be flashed as such), then to truly determine if a decryption method was successful, an attacker needs to erase and re-flash the target device and give the program a try.As a result, key guessing or brute force hacking is no longer an interesting option. Not only do the individual tries take too long, there is also the issue of the flash memory’s lifetime. Flash memory typically has a limited number of erase/write cycles so you might not have as many tries as you need for a brute force attempt.The remaining question you might have is how to encode the hex code, the plaintext?Well, it is time for the title of this article to kick in: What would cause the possible attacker the biggest nightmare? Yes of course: BUGS! And more BUGS!To protect your software, simply introduce real bugs to your code. Weird concept, you say? Not if you do it in an automated, controlled way, based on a shared key only known to the sender and the receiver. It can be so easy and fun to purposely introduce bugs; there is so much room for creativity. I prefer the subtle ones: here and there replace a “branch on greater or equal” with a “branch on greater”. You can also modify branch and jump destination addresses or immediate values or switch registers; the options are endless…If you make these changes to a hex file, make sure that all checksums in the file are modified accordingly. You still want the hex file to have the correct format; otherwise it would be easy to spot the substitutions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Will miss you: SRH after David Warner leaves for Australia’s World Cup camp

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad players and support staff say the team will miss prolific David Warner – who has left Indian shores to join Australia’s World Cup camp – in the business end of the tournament.Warner, who recently returned to competitive cricket after serving out his one-year ban for ball tampering, has been named in the 15-member Australian squad for the mega event.”I can not express my gratitude enough to the @SunRisers family for your support, not just this season but also for the last year. It’s been a long time waiting but it was great to be back,” the swashbuckling opener posted on his official Twitter handle.I can not express my gratitude enough to the @SunRisers family for your support, not just this season but also for the last year. It’s been a long time waiting but it was great to be back https://t.co/zhfY5HA7jSDavid Warner (@davidwarner31) April 30, 2019Warner, who has been the leading run scorer in this IPL, thus won’t play any further matches for SRH. He amassed a staggering 692 runs in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich T20 league.Afghanistan and SRH spinner Rashid Khan tweeted that he would miss Warner in the team.”Safe flight my bro @davidwarner31.We are already missing you it was an absolutely pleasure to play together again and 1 thing I will miss a lot while you were telling me in ground MASHALLAH and INSHALLAH . See u soon in World Cup. @SunRisers @IPL,” tweeted Rashid along with a photo.advertisementSafe flight my bro @davidwarner31.We are already missing you it was an absolutely pleasure to play together again and 1 thing I will miss a lot while you were telling me in ground MASHALLAH and INSHALLAH . See u soon in World Cup . @SunRisers @IPL pic.twitter.com/ENMv3vYDBSRashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) April 30, 2019Sunrisers head coach Tom Moody also lavished praise on his compatriot for the great character and resilience shown by him.”Another phenomenal @IPL for @davidwarner31, takes more than skill to emerge from the recent past it shows great character, resilience and determination to rise as he has. #welcomeback #ClassAct #IPL2019,” Moody, who also represented Australia, wrote on his Twitter handle.Another phenomenal @IPL for @davidwarner31, takes more than skill to emerge from the recent past it shows great character, resilience and determination to rise as he has. #welcomeback #ClassAct #IPL2019Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) April 30, 2019Sunrisers Hyderabad face Mumbai Indians in a crucial clash at the Wankhede Stadium here on May 2.Also Read | David Warner and Rashid Khan star as SRH crush Kings XI PunjabAlso Read | Tried to be the best batsman I can be: David Warner after signing off for SRH on a highAlso Read | The girls and I are proud of you: Wife Candice’s emotional message for David Warnerlast_img read more

Gattuso: AC Milan must be perfect against Juve

first_imgSerie A AC Milan need to play ‘the perfect game’ to beat Juventus, insists Gattuso Jamie Smith 00:17 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gennaro Gattuso Getty Images Serie A Juventus v Milan Milan Juventus An away game againt the Serie A leaders means the Rossoneri will have to be on top of their game to get a result Gennaro Gattuso feels AC Milan must play a “perfect” game to cause a Serie A upset away to leaders Juventus on Saturday.Juve have built a two-point lead from Napoli at the top of the table as they seek a seventh straight Scudetto.Massimiliano Allegri’s men have lost once in Serie A at home since 2015 and Gattuso is under no illusions about the task facing Milan, who head to Turin with five straight league wins under their belts. 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 “Juventus are a great team, unbeatable for the last six years,” Gattuso told reporters on Friday. “I am confident we will play a great game tomorrow and that Juve will have a hard time against us. “We have to be humble and respect our opponents who are stronger than us. We must play as a team. There’s a lot at stake and we are not allowed any false steps. We need the perfect game.”We have prepared two or three different tactical solutions based on how Juve will play. They have a winning mentality, fear nothing and are used to playing these games. They won’t be thinking about [next week’s] Champions League match against Real Madrid.”For the first time Leonardo Bonucci will play in Turin as a Juve opponent. It’s normal, it’s going to be a different game for him.”If we manage to do well both in the offensive and the defensive phase we can do well against Juve. If we try to defend only, then it’s going to be tough.”Andrea Conti had hoped to return for Saturday’s game but the right-back, who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in September, has had a setback after injuring the same knee.Gattuso said: “Andrea Conti is now in the USA and we still don’t know whether he needs to undergo a small surgery.”He is a great asset for our team and for the club. His team-mates and I will all be here waiting for him.”We need all our players. Davide Calabria is more used to than Fabio Borini to playing in defence, of course, but Fabio is a player everyone would want.”Although Conti will be unavailable, Gattuso welcomes back Calabria, Nikola Kalinic and Alessio Romagnoli to his squad for the trip to Turin.last_img read more

‘Mane making a case to be main man above Salah’

first_imgSadio Mane is “making a great case to be considered Liverpool’s main man above Mohamed Salah”, says Jamie Redknapp.The Senegal international has become a talismanic presence for the Reds and, though he is far from the only one in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, he has been able to maintain the standards he set in the second half of the 2018-19 campaign.Mane was often Liverpool’s go-to man last season as they chased down Premier League and Champions League crowns. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The 27-year-old picked up a useful habit of opening the scoring in games and helped himself to a share of the English top-flight Golden Boot – alongside Salah.He broke the deadlock again in his most recent outing against former club Southampton, helping Liverpool to a 2-1 win, having previously bagged a brace in a UEFA Super Cup triumph over Chelsea.His output has been considerably better than Salah and Roberto Firmino in 2019, with Redknapp suggesting that he is now the most lethal option in a fearsome attacking trident.The former Reds star told the Daily Mail: “Sadio Mane is making a great case to be considered Liverpool’s main man above Mohamed Salah.“The 27-year-old is producing magic on the pitch and would walk into any team. He showed that against Southampton, scoring a screamer then setting up Roberto Firmino to confirm the 2-1 win.“The statistics highlight his impact.“No one has scored more Premier League goals than him in 2019. He took his tally to 15 on Saturday, and not a single one of those has come from the penalty spot.“In Liverpool’s last 30 games, Mane has scored 20 goals, Salah has put away 12 and Firmino eight.“It is three years ago this week that Mane made his league debut for Liverpool, scoring the fourth goal in a 4–3 win at Arsenal. He is now performing as well as he has ever done under Jurgen Klopp.”Liverpool will be hoping to see Mane emulate his efforts from a debut showing in 2016 when they return to Premier League action on Saturday.Klopp’s men are preparing to play host to Arsenal at Anfield, with two sides with six points from two games in 2019-20 set to put their perfect starts to the season on the line. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Media Calling For USC Athletic Director To Be Fired

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC is one of the major schools currently embroiled in the college admissions scandal and athletic director Lynn Swann is now on the receiving end of some tough criticism.The Trojans, who have dealt with a couple of controversies over the last decade, are now dealing with another one.Swann, who says he will not resign as a result of the scandal, plans on being at USC for a very long time.“I would like to do it for 10 years,” he told the Los Angeles Times three years ago. “In corporate America, they look at a tenure of a CEO and they say 10 years is about right.”At this point, though, Swann might be lucky to last just one more year.Calls for his job are coming from all angles following this latest scandal.“This is not a whisper. This is a shout. This is a cry for help that should be heard to the heights of USC’s sagging ivory tower…Something is terribly wrong here, and that something is Lynn Swann,” writes Bill Plaschke.“Only a university completely devoid of leadership would continue to allow Lynn Swann to lead.”USC needs to fire Lynn Swann https://t.co/WC0xL1Sluc— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 14, 2019Stewart Mandel of The Athletic added that USC’s athletic department needs to be “blown up.”“Seriously. The front porch to your university is ugly and rotting. The neighbors are all making fun of it. Burn it to the ground and start anew. Give your supporters something they can actually be proud of for a change,” he writes.It’s certainly not a good time for the Trojans.Still can’t get over this line from @ArashMarkazi: “In the last 18 months, three USC athletic department employees who were working under Lynn Swann have been arrested by the FBI.” https://t.co/2neXHVihD0— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 16, 2019Will USC end up making a major move as a result? We’ll find out soon.last_img read more

Diana Shipping Fetches Higher Rate for Its Panamax

first_imgGreek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Luxembourg-based United Bulk Carriers International for one of its Panamax vessels.Under the agreement, the company’s 76,225 dwt bulker Melia would be chartered for a period of seventeen to twenty months.Diana Shipping said that the vessel’s gross charter rate for the period would be at USD 12,000 per day. The 2005-built Panamax is expected to start commence the latest charter contract on April 20, 2018.This employment is to generate some USD 6.12 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Melia is currently chartered to the Italian company Nidera at a gross charter rate of USD 9,500 per day.last_img read more

Parking agencies overcharging people in city

first_imgKolkata: Flouting instructions of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), representatives of various agencies collecting parking fees are overcharging people. They have even printed fake receipts. The matter has been reported to Tapas Chowdhury, special municipal commissioner. The car owners who have been charged more decided to write to Mayor Firhad Hakim, seeking his intervention. Kolkata on Wheels, a group of car owners, have also taken up the issue with KMC. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWhen contacted, senior civic officials said no decision to revise the parking fees has been taken yet. They categorically said up to 60 minutes the parking fees is Rs 10 and from 61 minutes it is Rs 20. They urged people to get in touch with them in case they have been cheated by the representatives of various parking fee collecting agencies. The employees of various parking fee collecting agencies are overcharging people on Jawaharlal Nehru Road between Birla Planetarium and AJC Bose Road intersection. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShantanu Samanta, who had parked his car near a diagnostic centre, was charged Rs 20 per hour. He was given a false receipt. Samanta subsequently lodged a complaint with KMC. Overcharging is also taking place on the stretch opposite Oberoi Grand, Park Street, Strand Road, Shakespeare Sarani, the fee parking zone in front of Calcutta Rowing Club (CRC), Lake Club and Gariahat Road. When challenged, the employees said the KMC has increased the rate.last_img read more

Halfway River First Nation BC sign partnership deal work on new conservancy

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government and Halfway River First Nation have agreed to work together to recommend that a 6,000-hectare conservancy known as Tsaa Nuna be established in an area of cultural significance to the community.The agreement also calls for the two governments to collaborate on land and wildlife stewardship in the First Nation’s territory.A news release says there will be joint planning in a portion of Tsaa Nuna and the two sides will seek to agree on development of natural gas resources. Halfway River is to receive a share of annual resource revenue. The First Nation is to receive one-time funding of $5.8 million for health, education, language and culture, community infrastructure, economic development, human resources and environmental stewardship programs.The Halfway River First Nation is located about 100 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John and has about 280 members.last_img read more

Federal Court approves settlement agreement for Indian Day Schools

OTTAWA — The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement for survivors of so-called Indian day schools.Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harms, including physical and sexual abuse, linked to attending one of the federally run institutions.Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said the court’s decision marks recognition of the hard work undertaken by all sides toward finding a lasting and meaningful resolution for former students and their families.A 90-day opt-out period and a 60-day appeal period will begin now that the settlement has been approved, meaning that any class member who does not agree with its terms can choose to remove themselves from the process.Nearly 200,000 Indigenous children attended more than 700 Indian day schools beginning in the 1920s, often enduring trauma that in some cases included physical and sexual abuse.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The schools operated separately from the residential school system and were not included in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement approved in 2006. read more

Nonaligned nations request open Security Council debate on Iraq

In a letter on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement addressed to the President of the Council, Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo of South Africa says the group notes that consultations are currently under way, particularly among the Council’s five permanent members, on a possible new resolution on Iraq.”We believe that the proposed elements of such a resolution include issues that are of importance to the entire membership of the United Nations and the future role of the United Nations in the maintenance of international peace and security,” the letter states.”All States Members and Permanent Observes of the United Nations should be afforded an opportunity to express their views on these important developments that directly affect the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,” it adds.Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked to see the Council President for the month of October, Ambassador Martin Belinga-Eboutou of Cameroon, and a number of other representatives “to take the pulse” on where things stand with Security Council action on Iraq before he leaves tomorrow for China, a UN spokesman said. read more

To stop Darfur conflict spreading foreign presence needed on border with Chad

“You have cross-border attacks and we are looking at the possibility of putting UN observers or some international presence on the border and working with the Government of Chad to ensure that the refugees who are in Chad are protected and to ensure that cross-border attacks would also be minimized,” he told reporters in Nairobi.“But we have not given up the idea of strengthening the force in Darfur because you need to do the two. If you abandon Darfur and try to strengthen the Chad side of the border, it is not going to work,” Mr. Annan added, shortly before leaving for Ethiopia where tomorrow he will co-host a high-level meeting on Darfur arranged with the African Union (AU).At least 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed in Darfur as a result of the conflict between Government forces, allied militias and rebels seeking greater autonomy, and more than 2 million others have been displaced.But the Government has rejected the expansion of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to the troubled region and at present the UN assists a 7,000-strong African Union mission (AMIS) and is currently working on a $21 million support package.UNMIS today reported more militia attacks in South Darfur, with villages being burned and their inhabitants attacked by Arab nomads, while in West Darfur, international non-governmental organization (NGO) staff had to be evacuated from two camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) because of growing insecurity.These are just the latest reports of daily violence that occurs throughout Darfur and which has also spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR). Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, said yesterday that a UN fact-finding mission would visit Chad and the CAR next week.In a related development, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland met today with senior Sudanese Government representatives in Khartoum, a UN spokesman told reporters in New York.Tomorrow, Mr. Egeland is scheduled to travel to El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, to meet with local leaders and NGO representatives. On Friday, he is scheduled to head to El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, before returning to Khartoum on Saturday. read more

Schoolboy who ran away because he was bored of life is found

first_imgArthur Heeler-Frood poster Arthur was last seen by his parents, Caroline and Jeremy, leaving the family home on the morning of Sept 6.Police launched an appeal for Arthur and also received assistance from Facebook and charity Missing People.Last week the teenager’s parents appeared on ITV’s This Morning appealing for information about their son. This Morning  She said: “Arthur, please, please just make contact with us. We are just desperate to know you are safe. I just don’t think you can possibly realise how agonising this has been for us.”Police said the teenager was found by officers at Honiton railway station after being alerted by a member of the public shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday.”Arthur is now being reunited with his family,” a force spokesman said.”Officers would like to thank the member of the public who called in and also thank everyone who has assisted with the appeal to find Arthur over the last two months.” His parents appeared on This Morning Credit:Ken McKay /ITV / Rex / Shutterstock He was missing for over two months Credit:SWNS  Viewers were read the contents of a letter Arthur had written to his parents, stating that he would return in a year and asking that his parents not try to find him.Mrs Heeler-Frood appealed directly to her son to return home. A schoolboy who ran away from home because he was “bored of his life” has been found.Arthur Heeler-Frood had been missing from his home in Axminster, Devon for more than two months but was found in Honiton – just 10 miles away.Devon and Cornwall Police gave few details but announced on Twitter the search for the 15-year-old was over.The force said: “Arthur Heeler-Frood has been found safe and well in Honiton today. Thank you to all who helped out.” 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.last_img read more

Inzaghi admits Napoli deserved win amid controversy

first_imgLazio boss Simone Inzaghi admits Napoli deserved their 2-1 victory but fumed at the sending off of Francesco Acerbi.Jose Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik put the host in the ascendancy before half-time before Ciro Immobile pulled one back for Inzaghi’s men.“Napoli played better than we did and certainly deserved to win, but having said that, on the first yellow card, Callejon was clever to get in front of Acerbi and then stop, ensuring the defender had to run into him,” the Coach told Football Italia.“As for the second booking, he clearly got the ball and it was not even a foul. I noticed that, I got angry, but these incidents do keep happening to us.”The Biancocelesti improved considerably when Joaquin Correa came off the bench.“Correa is a resource for us and he had started the last six games, missing the Coppa Italia because he had flu. Our first-half performance was bad, we were too passive, Napoli deservedly took the lead.“There were 25 minutes left when we got back into the game, with XI against XI who knows how it would’ve ended? It’s a regret, but we have been unlucky recently.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“We went down to 10 men against Inter as well, although I had no complaints about the Senad Lulic second yellow. This evening, I didn’t agree with either of the two bookings for Acerbi.“As I said, Napoli didn’t steal anything, they deserved to win. They hit the woodwork four times, although the Jose Callejon chance was offside so wouldn’t have counted, and we went too deep for long periods.“It’s going to be a fight to the end between many different teams for a place in Europe.”#NapoliLazioLazio first goal scored by Immobile pic.twitter.com/9Z9KSzgzGK— Abdullah (@Osty_99) January 20, 2019last_img read more

Clark Countys Hanukkah celebration begins

first_imgwebsite.Kids also stuffed dreidels with sandy candy and built menorahs out of marshmallows. And there were potato latkes with apple sauce, jelly doughnuts, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles.Now that’s sweet. And it all fits the theme of Hanukkah, according to Rabbi Shmulik Greenberg of the Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County, because Hanukkah is a time for celebration.“Always, we should practice our religion out of joy, not out of guilt,” Greenberg told the crowd of approximately 200 that turned up despite chilly weather and drizzling rain.He said freedom of religion is spreading all over the world, and Jews are able to celebrate Hanukkah as never before. This was the sixth annual menorah lighting in Vancouver, he said.last_img read more

Intel reveals 100 gender pay parity

first_imgIntel has achieved 100% gender pay parity throughout the United States.Its Annual report 2015: leading and learning- strong progress and more to do, published on 3 February 2016, revealed the results of the organisation’s analysis of its compensation packages. This found that employees of both genders who have the same role at the same level received identical pay packages.Intel is also customising its employee benefits package with a view to meet employees’ needs at various stages of their career and life. In 2015, the organisation quadrupled its fertility benefits and tripled its adoption support.Intel also enhanced its parental leave programme in 2015 by offering ‘bonding leave’ of up to eight weeks following a child’s birth, adoption or foster placement for male and female employees.In addition, it extended its sabbatical leave programme to enable staff to take four weeks of additional paid leave for every four years’ of service to the business. Its original programme gave all full-time workers eight weeks of paid leave every seven years alongside their regular annual leave entitlement.In 2015, Intel also set itself the goal of becoming the first technology business to reach full representation of women and underrepresented monitories throughout the US. It ended the year with a quarter (25%) of its workforce being female; representing a 5.8% increase on 2014.Intel is also working on retaining its talent by placing greater emphasis on its environment as business. Initiatives will include its 2016 diversity and inclusion summit, which will bring together its leaders and employees from its global senior women’s community, diversity leadership councils, and employee resource groups, to focus on development and building community throughout the organisation.The organisation is also planning to host a selection of chief executive officer (CEO) diversity and inclusion summits, which will bring a select groups of mid- and senior-level women and under-represented minority employees together to share their perspectives regarding retention challenges and drive actions to address these.In addition, its Freelance Nation initiative is aimed at retaining high-performing workers who may want a more flexible working pattern.The report stated: “Intel has long been committed to paying our employees fairly and equitably at all levels of the organisation.“In 2015, we conducted a further compensation analysis examining gender pay parity for US employees across job types and levels, which showed a net result of 100% [gender] pay parity. We’re incredibly proud of this result.“In 2016, we’re intensifying our efforts with enhanced audits to comply with recent changes in the laws of California and other states regarding pay equity.”last_img read more