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Ten Hag to keep faith with Martial, Weghorst

Weghorst is among those trying to make an impact in Martial's absence, but the Netherlands targetman has scored only one goal in six appearances since signing on loan from Burnley last month.

The Daily Star 8 Feb 2023 9:07 am

ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters beat Chennaiyin, inch closer to playoffs

This was Kerala's seventh win at home that put them four points clear of FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan at third place in the table.

Firstpost 8 Feb 2023 8:49 am

3 staffers at Goa airport identified after wheelchair-bound passenger complains of harassment

staffers at Goa airport identified after wheelchairbound passenger complains of harassment

India Today 8 Feb 2023 8:47 am

Bought the 2023 MG Hector: Delivery, ownership & performance review

BHPian recalcitrant recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hey folks, Had taken delivery for my Sharp Pro Starry Black CVT Hector on Wednesday, 25th of January. Here's my initial observations post (been meaning to write earlier, but have been so so occupied)Accessories, price & delivery experienceTook the delivery around 5 pm on a weekday (the day before Republic Day), and it was a pretty standard affair. There was another black Hector Plus that rolled out just before mine and the SA informed me that mine was the second delivery in Bengaluru (the delay attributable to the commissioner's approval coming in late for Karnataka) Many folks have asked on the forum regarding the on-road pricing, accessories list and mandatory asks from the dealers. So, here was my breakdown:Sharp Pro CVT Starry BlackEx-showroom: 20,77,800TCS: 20,778RTO tax: 4,17,008FASTag: 600Number plate + registration fee: 2,238Insurance (got from Acko - 1 yr own-damage + 3 yr third party, return to invoice, zero depreciation, engine + consumables cover, during repairs): 34,878Accessories (screen guard, steering cover, car cover, number plate holders, sun shades, mudflaps, manual book, ownership folder): 9,111Total (excluding PPF, silencer & undercarriage coating): 25,62,413 PPF (Garware 200microns self-healing TPU), silencer & undercarriage coating: 1,34,036Dimensions, looks and stanceComing from a sedan that I drove for 6 years before this (Hyundai Elantra 2016 2.0 Petrol AT), this was a marked change for me. I've never driven large SUV-ish vehicles for a sustained period and was apprehensive of potential blind spots. The first drive home cleared all those worries. The car is big, no doubt about it. It's almost as wide as a Fortuner and way longer than my old Elantra (which was itself a pain to handle in the weirdly designed basement parking in Bengaluru). But I not felt at home in Hector. Feels like the proportions are spot-on to provide a very fine balance of space on the inside (more on this later in the post) and manoeuvrability. It feels (almost) like I'm driving my wife's Jazz. No issues, whatsoever, except perhaps that the view from the IRVM was not very helpful (solved it later though, added a RedTiger dashcam that clamps to the IRVM and affixed its rear camera near the rear number plate light). Here's a photo with me against the side profile (I'm 5'9): Coming to the most hotly commented-on topic about the new Hector - the grille. Visit the car in person, and you'll know that it doesn't look out of place at all. It blends in quite well with the curve of the front end and doesn't look plodded on unnecessarily (this is true IMHO, especially on the black body colour) The car looks absolutely brilliant from the rear 3/4th. I feel this is probably the best angle for the new Hector (please excuse the random reflections. These were taken in a hurry at an under-lit highway pit-stop): Another side profile: Interiors and gadgetsI'm a sucker for screens (I have 5 televisions at home, much to my wife's annoyance). The infotainment screen on the Hector is high-res with very good brightness and clarity. Android Auto and Carplay both look amazing and are very helpful with this big real estate. The touch response is totally lag-free with Android Auto and Carplay (even with the MapmyIndia app), but lags a bit when handling settings / HVAC screens. Looks like the software implementation from MG is the culprit here and not the hardware. This gives me hope that this can be rectified in upcoming OTA updates (a man can dream). Nonetheless, it's not unusable/irritating. It's just something that will lessen your smile at times though) The materials used inside are top-class IMO. It all comes together rather well and lends the cabin a very plush look. The fit could've been better in a few places though (eg. fonts are inconsistent and a few hard plastics in a few places are not aligned 100% perfectly), but this is me trying to find flaws. Wouldn't have noticed them if I hadn't had a look at the question so what is not good? Seat ventilation works flawlessly and is not noisy either. The speakers are AMAZING! However, there is a big output quality difference b/w playing through Android Auto / Carplay and through the installed JioSaavn app. The loss of fidelity through Bluetooth is quite apparent (still very good though). But listen to a good punchy bass-heavy track through the Saavn app and you'll be blown away The seats are super comfortable, but the jury is still out since yet to spend 5+ hours in them at a stretch. What really annoys me though is the lack of memory seats. I and wife swapped front seats very often and given the height difference, adjusting from scratch every time is a big pain Here are a couple of pictures of the interiors: Performance, suspension & fuel efficiency.This is NOT a performance-oriented car. Please don't expect push-back-to-the-seat exhilarating acceleration. That's not going to happen. The acceleration is adequate. Sedate drivers will be at ease. Overtaking is easy, you get the power you need, nothing more. Tried Sport mode very briefly just to test out if there's a massive difference. There isn't. The throttle response improves slightly. But only slightly. Not sure if this will change over time (for the better?) - older Hector owners please chime in on this topic. Coming to the strengths of the car: the almost perfect balance between comfort & handling. At slow speeds, you'll almost glide over bad patches. Rumble strips? Where the rumble at? Body roll is there, owing to the tall stance and soft suspension setup, but isn't that bad. There might be more body roll while tight-cornering at 100+ speeds, but probably you should look elsewhere if that's what you want to do. This car is not meant for that. Overall, very happy with the suspension and handling prowess of the car. My other option, the Meridian is in a different league altogether though when it comes to suspension and handling. But that engine... why, Jeep? Anyhow, I digress. As of writing this post, I have clocked 328 km on the odo. Just came back from a 133km round trip on the Kolar highway. The onward driver was your truly (semi-sedate - was testing its legs, so did push it slightly, but not too much) Here's the iSmart screen for my driving (FE of 11km/l): That's all for now, folks. Taking the car to a Bengaluru-Goa trip the coming weekend. Should have more points to talk about when I return (praises hopefully) Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 8 Feb 2023 8:03 am

White Lehenga To Kanjeevaram Saree, What Pooja Hegde Wore To Her Brother's Wedding

What do you think of these looks, goals or not?

News18 8 Feb 2023 7:30 am

'Jerry Jones... give me a call': Rob Gronkowski says he'll unretire if he makes Super Bowl field goal

Rob Gronkowski's training for his upcoming Super Bowl field goal kick is going so well that he'scontemplating coming out of retirement ... again.

USA Today 8 Feb 2023 7:27 am

US approves $10 billion arms sale to Poland as Ukraine war rages on

The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a USD 10 billion arms sale to NATO ally Poland as Russia's war in neighbouring Ukraine rages. The State Department notified Congress that the sale comprises mid-range, mobile HIMARS artillery rocket systems, associated ammunition and related equipment. Poland and other eastern flank NATO allies become increasingly concerned about the possibility of a new Russian offensive in Ukraine along their borders as the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion approaches toward the end of the month. The department said the sale would support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by bolstering the defensive capabilities of a NATO ally. The department also said Poland is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe. The proposed sale will improve Poland's military goals of updating capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies, it said. Poland intends to use these defen

Business Standard 8 Feb 2023 6:37 am

Mhadei panel meeting likely to be stormy

The crucial meeting of the 12-member House committee scheduled for Wednesday afternoon is likely to be stormy as the opposition is gearing up to take on the government over Karnatakas diversion of the Mhadeis waters. The state water resources department (WRD) is expected to brief the House committee, headed by WRD minister Subhash Shirodkar, about the steps taken by the government in the matter.

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 5:47 am

HC quashes ASI order to raze Old Goa bungalow

The controversial bungalow in Old Goa, constructed in the no-go heritage zone of St Cajetan Church and drawing massive protests, has weathered the move to demolish it, with the high court quashing the Archaeological Survey of Indias order. Citizens had held several rallies demanding the demolition of the construction near Old Goas Unesco World Heritage Site.

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 5:41 am

Apprenticeship through labour department for fixed-term jobs: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the state government will introduce a bill, in the next assembly session, to give fixed-term employment to candidates who complete apprenticeship through the labour and employment department.

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 5:34 am

Joe Biden to urge Congress to unite to finish the job in State of the Union address live

US president believes he has an economic success story to tell although polls indicate voters are skeptical Sign up to receive First Thing our daily briefing by email In his State of the Union address tonight, Joe Biden will appeal to Republicans and argue that Americans will benefit only if the two parties work together. To my Republican friends, if we could work together in the last Congress, there is no reason we cant work together in this new Congress, the president will say, according to excerpts released by the White House. The people sent us a clear message. Fighting for the sake of fighting, power for the sake of power, conflict for the sake of conflict, gets us nowhere. And thats always been my vision for the country: to restore the soul of the nation, to rebuild the backbone of America: the middle class, to unite the country. Weve been sent here to finish the job! Conservatives on the supreme court accomplished a goal theyd been working towards for decades by overturning Roe v Wade and allowing states to ban abortion entirely. According to the Guttmacher Institute , 12 states have now banned procedure outright or with very limited exceptions, while abortion is unavailable in two others. The Republican-appointed justices responsible for the Dobbs v Jackson Womens Health Organization decision may be in the room when Biden speaks tonight. Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives after the midterm elections, but only by four seats, defying predictions of a red wave of Republican victories that would sweep decisively them out of power. Bidens allies meanwhile gained a seat in the Senate, allowing them to exercise complete control over the chamber and ending the narrow 50-50 majority they navigated for the past two years. The president will be speaking to this new configuration tonight. Biden gave last years speech at a time when his legislative agenda appeared deadlocked by his inability to win the votes of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema , two Democratic senators who had refused to go along with many of his demands. Months later, the lawmakers signed on to the Inflation Reduction Action, a more limited piece of legislation than the White House wanted but which nonetheless represents Washingtons first major legislation against climate change. This blog will eat its hat if Biden doesnt mention the bill in his speech. Seated behind Biden tonight will be Kevin McCarthy , the speaker of the House elected after a history-making 15 rounds of balloting by his fractious Republican majority. He replaced Nancy Pelosi , who as Democratic speaker made all kinds of news during her two stints as the second-in-line to the presidency. Heres one relevant to today: that time in 2020 when she tore up Donald Trump s State of the Union address shortly after he finished giving it. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Feb 2023 5:00 am

Wrexham deny disrespecting Sheffield United and point finger at Billy Sharp

Parkinson disappointed with striker shouting down tunnel Sharp also hit out at non-league side before FA Cup replay Phil Parkinson denied allegations from Sheffield Uniteds captain, Billy Sharp, that Wrexham had been disrespectful in the buildup to their FA Cup fourth-round replay, before then accusing Sharp of being disrespectful himself following a thrilling tie at Bramall Lane. The Championship side ultimately ended Wrexhams fairytale run in this seasons cup as two late goals from Sharp and Sander Berge secured a 3-1 win and a meeting with Tottenham in the next round. But Sharp then launched an onslaught towards the non-league side, saying he was glad they had knocked Wrexham out after what he perceived to be a disrespectful approach from some of their players. Sharp told ITV: I think theyve been disrespectful with a few things before the game, thinking they were already through. Im glad weve beat them. Theyre doing well in their league, were doing well in ours, but I wasnt happy with a few of their players. I wasnt happy with the way theyve been as a club before the game, eyeing up Spurs. Theyve not even beat us. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Feb 2023 4:48 am

Best Fitbit Deals: Save $74 on Versa 3, $50 on Sense 2 and More - CNET

Searching for a tool to help you track and achieve your fitness goals this year? Find the right Fitbit at the right price with these discounts.

Cnet 8 Feb 2023 4:30 am

Saraswat food festival from February 10-12

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 4:22 am

49 Colvale scrapyards face closure after blaze death

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 4:21 am

Caranzalem boy tops state in JEE Main with 99.7 percentile

Caranzalem-resident Atharva Vijay Naik has been declared the state topper at the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 2023 session 1, results for which were announced on Tuesday. A student of Cujira-based Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary School, Atharva, has a score of 99.7 percentile.

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 4:20 am

FA Cup: Billy Sharp and Sander Berge late goals end Wrexham's run

Billy Sharp and Sander Berge score injury-time goals as Sheffield United end non-league Wrexham's FA Cup run in a pulsating fourth-round replay.

BBC 8 Feb 2023 4:06 am

Dozens of George Santoss constituents call for his resignation at US Capitol

Move follows weeks of outrage amid revelations the Republican New York lawmaker fabricated large portions of his rsum Dozens of George Santoss constituents traveled from their New York district to the Capitol on Tuesday to call for the congressman to resign. The move follows weeks of outrage at the revelations that the Republican lawmaker fabricated large portions of his rsum in his successful quest for office. On behalf of Concerned Citizens of NY-03, why are we here? Why did we come to Washington? We are here because Speaker McCarthy apparently cannot hear us when we speak from Long Island, so we had to come to Washington to make sure he hears us, said Jody Kass Finkel, coordinator of the pressure group created in the past weeks with the sole goal of getting Santos removed from squatting in our seat in the House of Representatives. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Feb 2023 3:59 am

Sheffield Uniteds Sharp and Berge strike late to end Wrexhams Cup dream

Sheffield United scored two dramatic injury-time goals to end Wrexhams fairytale run in this seasons FA Cup and set up a fifth-round meeting with Tottenham, leaving the non-league side crestfallen and wondering what might have been on a dramatic night at Bramall Lane. Having converted a glut of pressure into the opening goal when Anel Ahmedhodzic fired home shortly after half-time, the Blades looked well-placed to book their place in the next round. But the drama was just beginning and after Wrexham striker Paul Mullin brought the score level from the penalty spot, he then missed a second spot-kick seven minutes later which would have put Phil Parkinsons side in front. And just as the tie looked to be heading to extra time, Billy Sharp put the hosts ahead for the second time before Sander Berge scored a third in injury time. It was a harsh scoreline for Wrexham, who more than played their part in a thrilling tie, but arguably the right outcome. Phil Parkinson opted to make seven changes from the side who came so close to knocking the Blades out at the Racecourse Ground. He did, however, retain the 5-3-2 formation which has served his side so well in league and cup this season and it served as a solid foundation to frustrate their Championship opponents in the early exchanges here. The hosts controlled the majority of possession and enjoyed the more threatening moments in attack but in truth, there was little in the way of a clear-cut opportunity for Sheffield United inside the opening half-hour. They were certainly outplaying Wrexham, but the visitors were well-drilled, organised and impressive whenever called upon to work defensively. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Feb 2023 3:17 am

Sheffield United 3-1 Wrexham: Blades to face Spurs after ending Dragons' FA Cup run

Billy Sharp and Sander Berge score injury-time goals as Sheffield United finally end non-league Wrexham's FA Cup adventure in a pulsating fourth-round replay.

BBC 8 Feb 2023 3:16 am

Turkey earthquake: Yeni Malatyaspor goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan dies

Turkish second division club Yeni Malatyaspor confirm goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan has died following Monday's earthquake in his home country.

BBC 8 Feb 2023 2:04 am

Olympic Champions Ma Long and Chen Meng among top Table Tennis stars for WTT Star Contender Goa

Harpal Singh Bedi Goa, 07thFebruary:Olympic champions Ma Long and Chen Meng (China) are among the worlds top stars who will be seen in action in the World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender Goa, scheduled from February 27-March 05. Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra will spearhead Indian challenge in this very tough field, The Continue reading Olympic Champions Ma Long and Chen Meng among top Table Tennis stars for WTT Star Contender Goa

The Indian Awaaz 8 Feb 2023 1:12 am

Super sub Sane strikes late winner for Churchill Brothers

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 12:42 am

These are not just fields but hope for a better future'

The Times of India 8 Feb 2023 12:38 am

India to take on Nepal in SAFF U-20 Womens football in Dhaka

In football, India will face Nepal in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under 20 Womens Championship, in Dhaka today. The match will start at 2:30 pm Indian Time. Earlier in its previous 2 matches, India thrashed Bhutan by 12 goals to nil in their opening match and was held to a goalless draw by Continue reading India to take on Nepal in SAFF U-20 Womens football in Dhaka

The Indian Awaaz 7 Feb 2023 11:44 pm

Tourism can help in economic transformation, rural development: Minister

Union Minister for Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday said tourism can be a positive force for economic transformation, rural development and community wellbeing, and India plans to use the key segment to achieve sustainable development goals during its G20 Presidency. The minister was addressing a side event at the start of a three-day Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting of G20 at the tent city of Dhordo in Gujarat's Kutch district. This is the first meeting of the working group. Speaking at a panel discussion on 'Rural Tourism for Community Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation', Reddy said, India is focused on using tourism as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) during its G20 Presidency. SDGs are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The soul of India lives in its villages, the minister said quoting Mahatma Gandhi. The focus of rural tourism should be to showcase villages, the country's way o

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 11:44 pm

Goa using AI-powered robots, technology to save lives on its beaches

NL Correspondent Jammu Tawi: In a first-of-its-kind innovation, Drishti Marine, Goas state-appointed lifeguard organisation, has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of Aurus, a self-driving robot and Triton, an AI-powered monitoring system, to augment its life-saving capabilities along Goas popular beaches and water bodies. The incorporation of AI-based support follows an increase in [] The post Goa using AI-powered robots, technology to save lives on its beaches appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 7 Feb 2023 11:27 pm

Go First Operates Special Flights for G20 Summit

NL Correspondent Jammu Tawi: Go First (formerly known as GoAir) is honoured to have the opportunity of operating charter flights for the G20 summit, being hosted by India this year. GO FIRST has always stood up to the task of serving the nation and its interests. Previously, the airline partnered with the government to [] The post Go First Operates Special Flights for G20 Summit appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 7 Feb 2023 11:23 pm

Tech and sustainability: How companies are getting started

Sustainability can seem like a very distant goal. But there are ways to make it more achievable.

ZDNet 7 Feb 2023 9:50 pm

SAFF U20 Women's Championship: India's 3-1 Loss to Nepal Dents Chances of Progress

Apurna Narzary handed India the lead with her 21st-minute stroke but Nepal bounced back with a goal each from Anjali Chand, Preeti Rai and Amisha Karki and secured their final berth

News18 7 Feb 2023 9:34 pm

Will get fitment panel to look at 28% GST rate for cement: FM Sitharaman

Urges industry to ensure its output is compliant with sustainable development goals, says this is crucial for negotiating non-tariff barriers arising out of environmental concerns around the world

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 9:03 pm

Soccer Player Christian Atsu Is Rescued From Turkey Earthquake

Just hours before Christian Atsu was trapped, he had scored the winning goal for the Turkish soccer club Hatayspor.

The New York Times 7 Feb 2023 9:02 pm

OnePlus 11, High-end Performance For $700

Launched in China in early January 2023, the OnePlus 11 is coming to the U.S. (and the world) today . According to a message written by OnePlus President Li Jie on Weibo, the new flagship smartphone broke the fastest sales record in the history of OnePlus just two hours after the launch in China. Looking at the impressive specs list in relation to the price, we understand the instant success. The successor of the OnePlus 10 Pro (released in the U.S. in April 2022 at $899), the OnePlus 11 boasts an upgraded Snapdragon flagship SoC , a slightly better rear camera , and an upgraded fast-charging adapter (U.S. market). No more Pro The manufacturer dropped the Pro from its flagships name, and the new branding reflects the convergence of high-end specifications with a premium price in one single device. Offering great performance at an extremely competitive price point seems to be OnePluss top priority, according to OnePlus founder Peter Laus presentation at the OnePlus 10T launch last August. To achieve this goal, OnePlus has focused on several things but if we had to boil it down, it would come down to excellent computing platform performance , fast battery charging, and a very good camera . Better performance To claim the high-end title, the OnePlus 11 had to feature Qualcomms latest flagship processor , the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 , that powers the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra , S23 plus, and S23 . The OnePlus 11 gets a significant boost in performance over its predecessors equipped with the previous generations of the Snapdragon 8, the 8 Gen 1 (10 Pro), and the 8+ Gen 1 (10T). Qualcomm claims that the new generation CPU is 35% faster while delivering 40% greater power efficiency. The graphics performance increased by 25% with a 45% improvement in power efficiency. After running a few benchmarks on the OnePlus 11, we can confirm the performance boost approximately along those lines. Stay tuned for our OnePlus 11 review with the benchmarks charts. When RAM and storage are concerned, there are two variants, one with 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage that costs $699 , and another with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage , for $100 more . Display The 6.7-inch WQHD (32161440) AMOLED display features an upgraded LTPO 3.0 adaptive refresh rate technology that automatically selects the best refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz depending on the users activity. Similarly to LTPO 2.0, LTPO 3.0 operates at variable refresh rates from 1 to 120Hz but is supposed to offer an improved power efficiency. Camera The camera system tuned by Hasselblad is better than the previous flagship model, although the price of the new phone is $200 lower than the launch price of the OnePlus 10 Pro ($899). The primary camera sensor is a Sony IMX890 50MP 1/1.56 (quad-pixel) that is paired with an IMX58 48MP Ultrawide camera and an IMX709 32MP 1/2.74 RGBW sensor with 2X optical zoom that OnePlus calls Portrait Tele. The phone maker dedicates the third camera to portrait shots and claims it improves the bokeh effect by providing more details in the blurry background. To evaluate mobile cameras, we use our CAMERA HW score . Based on the specifications, we calculated a CAMERA HW score of 178 , which places the OnePlus 11 in the ballpark of the Xiaomi 12T Pro (176), the Xiaomi 12 Pro (177), the Pixel 7 (180), and the Pixel 7 Pro (189). This is an upgrade from the 164 CAMERA HW score of the OnePlus 10 Pro. Battery Charging speed is one of the strengths of OnePlus, the OnePlus 10T is the fastest-charging phone available in the U.S. that offers 160W supports and goes from 1% to 80% in only 13 min! (as we measured for our review ) Due to the voltage limitation in North America, devices can charge at a maximum of 120W. The OnePlus 11 model for the U.S. comes with 5000 mAh battery and 80W SUPERVOOC charging technology while the Chinese version offers 100W . As we measured, the OnePlus 11 charges from 0% to 63% in 15 minutes, which is way faster than the high-end phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (16%), the iPhone 14 (25%) , or the Pixel 7 Pro (18%) . OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Alongside the new smartphone, OnePlus is launching the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 , a pair of wireless earbuds that support spatial audio with six-axis sensor head tracking . Featuring active noise cancellation, 54 ms low latency, Hi-Res audio, and IP55 water resistance, the Buds Pro 2 deliver 39 hours of playback on a single charge. Price and Availability The smartphone and the earbuds will be available for pre-orders on Feb 7th, 2023, and for sale on Feb 16 th , 2023 . The OnePlus 11 comes in two colors, Titan Black or Eternal Green , and costs $699 for the 8GB+128GB version , and $799 for the 16GB+256GB model. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 comes in Obsidian Black or Arbor Green for $179. OnePlus 11, High-end Performance For $700 , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

Ubergizmo 7 Feb 2023 8:45 pm

Apple admits Mac gaming will take some time, teases iPhone-like annual updates

With the arrival of the M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max, Apple has shown that its new chips are the most exciting thing to happen to the Mac in years. In an interview with Tim Millet, vice president of platform architecture and hardware technologies, and BobBorchers, vice president of worldwide product marketing, TechCrunch has learned a little about Apples plans for its M-series chips. On the transition Millet said the M1 chip was about resetting the baseline and redefining what it meant to have a laptop in many different ways. He said Intel was a great partner through the years with a team that really actually were inspired by the direction that Apple pushed them. However, he somewhat laments that while the Mac benefited from that interaction, Apples competitors products benefited from that interaction as well. On gaming When it comes to gaming, Borchers said the AAA community is starting to wake up and understand the opportunity. Despite the very capable M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, gaming on Mac remains a sore spot. Borchers describes gamers as a serious bunch, and appears to understand their frustration. I dont think were going to fool anybody by saying that overnight were going to make Mac a great gaming platform, Borchers said. Were going to take a long view on this. Borchers described working with Capcom on Resident Evil Village to avoid making it an awkward port. He said his team spends a lot of time thinking about how to make sure that were staying on that API curve, though he understands that the Mac isnt there yet. We know this will take some time, he added. But were not at all confused about the opportunity; we see it. And were going to make sure we show up. On the roadmap While Millet said the goal of Apple silicon is to make machines that are good enough to buy whenever regardless of whats coming and when, he understands that Mac users may feel snubbed by the pace of the iPhone. He doesnt want to force Mac releases, but also wants to get new Macs in the hands of our customer as soon as possible. We want to reset to the technology curve and then we want to live on it, he said. Millet said he doesnt want the Mac to stray too far away from the pace of iPhone releases. We dont want to leave [Mac buyers] wonderingdo they not care about us? A new phone shipped last year. Why didnt the Mac get the love? Mac

Macworld 7 Feb 2023 8:32 pm

Tech finally has its own seat at the government table

A new government department signals a change in how Whitehall views technology. For years, digital has been the red-headed stepchild of the Conservative government. Successive Prime Ministers have talked a good game on the importance of technology investment, while at the same time lumping it in with unrelated subjects in the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, aka the we don't really know where this goes department. Now Rishi Sunak has created a new government department as part of a mini cabinet reshuffle: the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, which will see science and technology finally have a dedicated seat at the cabinet table. That seat will be filled by the former head of DCMS, Michelle Donelan (shortly to go on maternity leave), which it's fair to say has been a controversial move given her lack of industry experience. So good that Sunak has created a new department of Science, Innovation and Technology, and its new minister has a BA in history and politics, and worked for a time marketing Marie Claire magazine and WWE. Howard Oakley, Eclectic Light Co (@howardnoakley) February 7, 2023 It says so much about Britain that the Secretary of State for the newly formed Department of Science, Innovation and Technology has a politics and history degree, rather than a sciences background. realhansard (@realhansard) February 7, 2023 That aside, the tech sector has largely welcomed the news that it will be prioritised in government, at last. Gerard Grech, CEO of ( soon-to-be-defunct ) startup accelerator Tech Nation, said, Science and technology innovation...is a high order priority that requires a singular focus, resourcing and, most importantly, expertise. Having a dedicated department that can aggregate the critical policy levers that drive disruptive UK innovation whilst working with other departments will be very productive and will stimulate new value creation. Likewise Martin Taylor, co-founder and deputy CEO of Content Guru, said the creation of the new department is an important step in the UK's goal to become the next Silicon Valley. He noted that the government's approach to supporting the sector is changing, however, with the defunding of Tech Nation - a not-for-profit with a track record of scaling up businesses like Just Eat, Darktrace and Ocado - an obvious indicator. The sooner the government can launch DSIT (isn't is a good thing 'health' isn't part of its remit?), the better. Like other private sector industries, tech has lacked certainty about its future since the Brexit vote in 2016. It's fair to say we haven't been blown away by the government's commitment to technology in recent years, despite supportive words from five different PMs, but we'll reserve judgement until we see what DSIT produces. Setting up the new department is the first real, positive change in over a decade and it would be churlish to discount it just because of a 13-year track record of weak support (okay, that's the last of the cynicism. Promise).

Computing 7 Feb 2023 8:07 pm

Pfizers Susan Rienow: from Covid to fighting the silent pandemic

The pharma giants UK chief is adding the companys voice to scientists warnings of the dangers of antibacterial resistance Its just over two years since the first Pfizer Covid jabs reached Britons arms, with the goal of quickly preventing deaths and halting further strain on the NHS. Now, the US pharmaceutical giant hopes once again to play a part in protecting the health service, at a time when staff are striking, waiting lists in England stand at more than 7 million , and the organisation is at breaking point . Pfizers president in the UK, Susan Rienow, is lobbying to switch the focus towards early-stage illness to prevent people being hospitalised. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity coming out of the pandemic to try to break the cycle of ill health that holds back the economy, the NHS and the health of the population. The key to that is prevention, she says. We dont have enough hospital beds for all the patients who need them. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

Victor Osimhen Is Tearing Serie A Apart, And European Clubs Are Noticing

Osimhens outstanding goal-scoring statistics have not gone unnoticed to the eyes of Europe's wealthiest clubs.

Forbes 7 Feb 2023 7:00 pm

Meta reportedly plans to open Horizon Worlds to younger teens as soon as March

Only adults 18 and older can sign up for Meta's Horizon Worlds at the moment, but according to The Wall Street Journal , that could change very, very soon. Meta is reportedly opening up its virtual reality social experience to younger players aged 13 to 17 as soon as this March as part of its efforts to grow Horizon's numbers and improve user retention. The Journal says it saw the information in a memo entitled Horizon 2023 Goals and Strategy in which Gabriel Aul, Meta's VP for the VR experience, outlined its goals for the first half of 2023. In the memo, Aul reportedly wrote that these younger users are the rue digital citizens of the metaverse and that Meta needs to ensure that it serves them for Horizon to succeed. Meta spokesperson Joe Osborne told the publication that [t]eens are already spending time in a variety of VR experiences on Quest, and [the company wants] to ensure that [it] can provide them with a great experience in Horizon Worlds as well, with age-appropriate tools and protections in place. Osborn didn't say what the experience will offer in the way of protecting young users. In 2021, The Journal reported that the company's own researchers found Instagram harmful for a sizable percentage of teens, particularly teenage girls. Meta paused its work on an Instagram for Kids as a result, and it has also launched a bunch of teen safety features for the app since then. It also automatically limited triggering or sensitive content for new users under 16. In addition to welcoming younger teens to Horizon, Meta is aiming to grow the game's monthly active users to 500,000 from 200,000 within the first half of the year. Perhaps more importantly at this point in time, it's targeting a retention rate of 20 percent. Apparently, Horizon had an 11 percent retention rate in January, which means only one in nine users returned to the experience the following month. Meta is hoping to achieve those goals by improving the service's reliability and performance and getting rid of bugs that may affect people's enjoyment. The company is aiming to release 20 new Horizon experiences built by third-party studios in an effort to win more people over, as well. Plus, it's apparently hoping to make the VR game a lot more accessible by rolling out a web version for mobile and desktopf by June. Meta teased the web version of the experience in the past, but the company missed its initial launch target last year. This year, the company is not only hoping to launch Horizon's web version within the next few months, it's also looking to have as many as 150,000 monthly cross-screen Horizon users in the first half of 2023.

Engadget 7 Feb 2023 6:49 pm

Shortage of UK foresters prompts government to offer free courses

Ministers hope training in range of forestry skills will help to meet tree-planting and other climate goals A shortage of foresters has prompted the government to launch free courses as it rushes to meet targets for tree planting. There will be training in chainsaw maintenance, coppicing, woodland management, hedge laying and the sale and marketing of timber. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 6:47 pm

WNS Included in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Third Consecutive Year

Business Wire India WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) solutions,today announced that it joins 483 other companies as a member of the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). WNS has been included in the GEI for the third consecutive year. The GEI is a modified market capitalization-weighted index developed to gauge the performance of public companies dedicated to reporting gender-related data. This reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies and external brand. WNS is included in the2023 list for scoring above global thresholds established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies. The 2023 GEI reaches globally to represent 45 countries and regions, including firms headquartered in Luxembourg, Ecuador and Kuwait for the first time. Member companies represent a variety of sectors, including financials, technology and utilities, which continue to have the highest company representation. WNS is proud to be included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the third year in a row. This recognition highlights our ongoing ESG efforts including the creation of a workplace that is gender diverse, equitable, and safe for all. In addition to the ongoing talent management programs across WNS, the company continues to invest additional resources in the upskilling, mentoring, and leadership development of our female employees, said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS. WNS has introduced several specialized programs designed to improve DEI at all levels of the organization. These include CENTURION, a management training initiative focused on building a sustainable pipeline of women leaders in the organization, and the CEOsMillennial Council (CMC) which provides high-potential millennial employees the opportunity to work directly with the executive management team and contribute their unique perspectives to the direction and growth of the organization. Congratulations to the companies that are included in the 2023 GEI, said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. We continue to see an increase in both interest and membership globally, reflecting a shared goal of transparency in gender-related metrics. About WNS WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company. WNS combines deep industry knowledge with technology, analytics, and process expertise to co-create innovative, digitally led transformational solutions with over 400 clients across various industries. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of BPM solutions including industry-specific offerings, customer experience services, finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, and research and analytics to re-imagine the digital future of businesses. As of December 31, 2022, WNS had 57,994 professionals across 64 delivery centers worldwide including facilities in Canada, China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com or follow us on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram . About Bloomberg: Bloomberg is a global leader in business and financial information, delivering trusted data, news, and insights that bring transparency, efficiency, and fairness to markets. The company helps connect influential communities across the global financial ecosystem via reliable technology solutions that enable our customers to make more informed decisions and foster better collaboration. For more information, visit Bloomberg.com/company or request a demo .

BusinessWire India 7 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

Energy security for India paramount, but not at cost of climate change goals: Petroleum Minister

He made the remarks at the concluding session of the 9th Asian Ministerial Roundtable titled 'Mapping Stable and Secure Energy Pathways - Energy Security, Justice, Growth, and Innovation' here on Tuesday.

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 6:08 pm

Kiara Advani To Ananya Panday, 5 Celeb-Inspired Outfits For Valentine's Day

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News18 7 Feb 2023 6:06 pm

Jivika Healthcare's AdoptaZindagi Crowd-Funded Campaign Vaccinates 41 Underprivileged Children in Pune

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Hon. Smt. Vaishali Kalbhor, Corporate - Kalbhor Nagar, Mrs. Kalpana Kavadi - Program Officer, Mr. Krunal Mehta, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer - Jivika Healthcare and Neha Pravin Shinde - Beneficiary Mother, Pradnya Pravin Shinde - Beneficiary

Jivika Healthcare's new initiative - AdoptaZindagi, in partnership with Ashoka Buildcon Limited, Nasik, conducted its first free routine vaccination drive at PCMC, Pune, Maharashtra. Through this initiative, 41 underprivileged children were immunised with a life-saving vaccine for Influenza. Over time, these children will also receive five additional vaccinations (Meningococcal, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Chickenpox and JE) to secure their health. The vaccination drive was presided over by Hon. Smt. Vaishali Kalbhor, Corporator, Kalbhor Nagar.

With the mission to ensure Vaccines for All, AdoptaZindagi campaign is aimed to reach and vaccinate millions of underserved children against six vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) not covered under the Government of India's Universal Immunisation Program. The campaign will benefit families below poverty line (Yellow/Saffron Ration card holders) and those who seek public health facilities for routine immunisation of their children. The children (from 6 months - 9 years) will be vaccinated against Meningococcal, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Chickenpox, Influenza and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) (in areas where JE is not yet part of the Government Immunisation Schedule) free of cost by a trained nurse and healthcare assistant under the supervision of a doctor. AdoptaZindagi will also conduct door-to-door awareness drives and community meetings on the importance of vaccinations and addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Speaking on the campaign launch, Mr. Jignesh Patel, Founder and CEO of Jivika Foundation, said, Of the 25 million children born in India every year, 76.4% are fully vaccinated as per NFHS-5 report. Vaccination against 19 serious diseases is advised for children by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Academy of Paediatrics. By protecting against 11 vaccine-preventable diseases, the government is doing a remarkable job with its 94.5% vaccination coverage (NFHS-5) across India.Since the government cannot cover everything, our AdoptaZindagi campaign complements the government's efforts by vaccinating children for additional six vaccine-preventable diseases. Since partially vaccinated children are at higher risk of infections and disabilities than completely immunised children, we at Jivika Healthcare are committed to reducing the VPD burden in India by increasing the immunisation penetration of these vaccines. The goal is to complement government's efforts in strengthening immunisation coverage with increased access and improve health outcomes by providing additional vaccination services to below-poverty-line catchments.

One can join the campaign by adopting one or more childrens vaccinations in the form of an EMI - one dose one month for 11 months, customised doses starting from a single dose, and one-time donations. With these donations, Jivika aspires to vaccinate more than 20,000 underprivileged children in one year, thus ensuring the completion of 6 necessary doses recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) for underprivileged population.About AdoptaZindagi

'AdoptaZindagi', an initiative by Jivika Foundation and in collaboration with 'Jivika Sampoorn Lasikaran Yojana', aims to complement and support the Government's efforts to achieve full immunisation coverage across India. Jivika Healthcares Jivika Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated for improving the health and well-being of children in underserved communities. The organisation works to provide access to healthcare, education, and nutrition to children in need.

BusinessWire India 7 Feb 2023 5:40 pm

Personal income taxation is a short-term economic development strategy

Dr. Kapila Senanayake, Director General of the Financial Policy Department, informs Union leaders and representatives of civil organizations According to Dr Kapila Senanayake, Director General of the Department of Financial Policy, the tax on personal income was imposed as a short-term strategy to resurrect the country from the existing economic situation, and this new tax system in Sri Lanka is of a meagre percentage compared to other Asian countries. Mr Senanayake also stated that there is an opportunity to discuss short-term strategies to provide some relief by considering trade union leaders and civil organization representatives views and suggestions on the new tax system. According to the instructions of the Presidents Secretary Saman Ekanayake, a meeting was held yesterday (06), presided over by the Presidents Trade Union Director General Saman Ratnapriya and the Director General of the Financial Policy Department Mr Kapila Senanayake, to inform the trade union leaders and representatives of civil organizations regarding the new tax policy on earnings. These details were made public during the event, which was hosted at the Finance Ministry Auditorium. According to Mr Saman Ratnapriya, the new tax policy that is assessed at the time of earning has created difficulties for government and semi-government employees, and as a result of the issues they have experienced, they have responded professionally. It was also made clear that the main goal of this conversation was to gather concepts and recommendations to find solutions to the current issues. Mr Ratnapriya also stated that these conversations will result in swift short-term solution recommendations that may be taken to address the difficulties that have emerged. These quick short-term solution proposals will be presented to the President and the Prime Minister. Dr Kapila Senanayake, Director General of the Department of Financial Policy, spoke at the event and explained in great detail about the governments revenue, government spending, and financial strategies used to reduce the annual budget deficit. He also mentioned that Sri Lanka has a very low percentage of personal income taxation when compared to other Asian nations. Dr Kapila Senaratne further explained the financial situation in Sri Lanka, problems of personal taxation, tax reforms related to personal income tax, the basis for increasing personal income tax and the implications of tax reforms. In addition to outlining numerous tax rules, Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Inland Revenue Mr K.K.I. Eranda also described how taxable personal income is calculated as per the new tax law. The trade union leaders who took part in the discussion stated that there are issues with the new tax policys tax system that is imposed on personal income and that the trade unions should be consulted before creating the tax policy. The trade union leaders further demanded that fair services be given to the public for the taxes levied like in other countries, and prompt solutions should be provided to reduce the inconvenience the professionals face due to the new tax act faces. Inland Revenue Department Deputy Commissioner W.M.G. Kumaratunga, Tax Adviser, Fiscal Policy Division of the Ministry of Finance, Tanuja Perera Prime Ministers Trade Union Secretary, Chandraratne Pallegama, trade union leaders, representatives of civil organizations and several others attended the event.

ADAderana 7 Feb 2023 4:15 pm

Santosh Trophy: Kerala, Goa to Play Opening Match of Final Round

Holders Kerala will open the Group A action against Goa before hosts Odisha play Maharashtra. Punjab battle it out against Karnataka at the 7th Battalion Ground, followed by Group B matches the next day. The top two teams from both groups will progress to the semifinal and final to be held in Saudi Arabia

News18 7 Feb 2023 4:00 pm

Coin Master: Link for free spins and coins for February 7, 2023

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The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 3:58 pm

'Earlier father beat daughter fiercely, then himself took her to hospital,' know why?

Samastipur: In a shocking incident, a father brutally beat up his six-year-old daughter on suspicion of stealing money from Bihar's Samastipur. This broke herleg and also caused serious injuries on her body. The little girl was writhing in pain after being beaten. After realizing his mistake, the father took his daughter 41 kilometers to the hospital. The doctors of Sadar Hospital have referred the girl to DMCH for better treatment. In fact, a father named Mantun Rai got so angry at his daughter that he lost his temper and beat his daughter brutally after her six-year-old daughter stole money and went out of the house in Uttari Dhamaun village under the Patori police station area. Not only this but the child's leg was alsobroken. However, when the girl started crying in pain in the house and the father's anger calmed down, he realized hismistake. Then the father took his daughter to the hospital in Patori for treatment. The doctors referred the girl to Sadar hospital as her condition was critical. The father drove 41 km to the Sadar Hospital to get his daughter treated. It so happened that when the doctors in Patori referred herto Sadar Hospital for better treatment, they demanded money for an ambulance to take herto Sadar Hospital. In fact, Mantun Rai, who worked as a laborer in a cart, did not have that much money. Father Mantun Rai loaded a sack of wheat on a cart to get his daughter treated and then laid the injured daughter on it. Along with another son, he drove them 41 km to Sadar hospital. Where the doctor started the treatment of the child. Thereafter, she was referred to DMCH for better treatment. Social worker Krishna Kumar provided some financial help for better treatment of the victim girl. After which she was sent to DMCH Darbhanga by ambulance. In Sadar hospital, Mantun Rai was sitting near his daughter's bed. He realized his mistake and with folded hands narrates his painful story, telling that his wife had eloped with her children a few years ago with a boy named Ganesh from the village. Since then, he has been working as a laborer to feed a son and a daughter. There is no one to see these children except me. I cook in the morning and come back at night. One night when he returned home, he did not see his six-year-old daughter in the house and some money was also missing. Just at this, he got angry and beat herup. He realizes his mistake and won't do this never ever again. This state govt will take elderly on a Pilgrimage by plane, know the whole scheme Santosh Trophy final round in Bhubaneswar Kerala, Goa to play opening match '24-hour electricity during Ramadan, nothing about Navratri', BJP MP slams Gehlot govt

News Track 7 Feb 2023 3:57 pm

This state govt will take elderly on a Pilgrimage by plane, know the whole scheme

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made a big announcement. He said on Sunday that senior citizens of the state will be sent for pilgrimage by plane from March under the government scheme. He was speaking on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Saint Ravidas in Bhind and the launch of the development journey of the Chambal division. He said, The birthplace of Saint Ravidas will also be included in this government pilgrimage scheme. It is known as Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. We will also fly senior citizens for pilgrimage. Under 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana', eligible senior citizens above 60 years of age can visit any of the listed pilgrimage places at government expense. While addressing the gathering, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said that Bhind will be upgraded as a Municipal Corporation. Bhind city will also get a medical college. It currently has a municipal council. 'Vikas Yatra' will visit all the wards to provide benefits of government schemes to the eligible people.The yatra will end on February 25. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is also taking the elderly on pilgrimage. Under this, any person living in Delhi, whose age is 60 years or more, can apply under this scheme (MMTY). Senior citizens can also take one attendant with them who is above 21 years of age. Any person fulfilling the eligibility conditions can take advantage of this scheme only once in his lifetime. Santosh Trophy final round in Bhubaneswar Kerala, Goa to play opening match '24-hour electricity during Ramadan, nothing about Navratri', BJP MP slams Gehlot govt Border Gavaskar Trophy: What will be team India's playing XI against Australia? Know here

News Track 7 Feb 2023 3:41 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo's Presence Making Things 'Difficult': Al-Nassr Teammate

Cristiano Ronaldo has only one goal to his name in competitive football since signings for Al-Nassr in mega deal.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 3:36 pm

'24-hour electricity during Ramadan, nothing about Navratri', BJP MP slams Gehlot govt

Jaipur: BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan, CP Joshi lashed out at the state's Gehlot government in Parliament today i.e. Tuesday (February 7). Accusing the Gehlot government of appeasement, he said that the Rajasthan government orders electricity for 24 hours during Ramadan, but does not worry about Navratri. Giving credit to the Modi government for the Ram temple being built in Ayodhya, CP Joshi said that the Gehlot government of Rajasthan is getting temples demolished. He targetedthe ongoing tussle between CM Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot and took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, saying that Rahul should first join two people in Rajasthan. During this, MP CP Joshi, referring to Rani Padmavati, accused them of erasing their symbol, then the MPs of the opposition started creating a ruckus. They protested by accusing the MP of supporting Sati Pratha. The House proceedings had to be adjourned amid uproar and outcry from both sides. At the same time, CP Joshi, while praising the Modi government for the provisions made in the budget and giving credit for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, said, 'Today Ayodhya is becoming the biggest cultural and spiritual center of the whole world.'You (Congress) gave an affidavit in the Supreme Court that Ram is imaginary, Ram never took birth. It was you (Congress) who committed the sin of deleting the page of Lord Shri Ram, Laxman ji, and Sita Mata from the constitution written by Babasaheb. You removed the page of Shri Krishna and Arjuna and removed the Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji. The BJP MP said, 'My government is getting the Ram temple constructed in Ayodhya, and in Rajasthan Ram Darbar is demolished with bulldozers, whichhurts. When my government builds Mahakal Lok, and Shiva temples in Rajasthan are being broken with drill machines, w hichhurts . But, there is such a government in Rajasthan, which says that electricity should be available for 24 hours during Ramadan days, they are not worried about Navratri. CP Joshi said that processions of Hindu organizations are stopped and terrorist organizations like PFI are given concessions. Santosh Trophy final round in Bhubaneswar Kerala, Goa to play opening match Border Gavaskar Trophy: What will be team India's playing XI against Australia? Know here THIS Bank announces the launch of SIB Wealth management platform

News Track 7 Feb 2023 3:34 pm

Cops challenge order discharging Sharjeel, 10 others

The 11 people were discharged on February 4 by the trial court, which said they were made 'scapegoats' by police and that dissent has to be encouraged, not stifled.

Rediff 7 Feb 2023 3:27 pm

MSCI ESG Research Launches Tool for Companies to Analyze Their Sustainability Strategy Against Peers

Business Wire India MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced the launch of MSCI Corporate Sustainability Insights a solution designed to increase corporate sustainability executives understanding of the ESG and climate challenges and opportunities facing their companies. MSCI Corporate Sustainability Insights gives executives at companies tracked by MSCI ESG Research the ability to measure and compare their ESG and climate data versus peers, while also identifying potential disclosure gaps through intuitive charts, graphs, and maps. 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BusinessWire India 7 Feb 2023 3:20 pm

Jamia Nagar Violence: Police Moves Delhi HC Challenging Order Discharging Sharjeel Imam, 10 Others

The 11 people were discharged on February 4 by the trial court, which said they were made scapegoats by police and that dissent has to be encouraged, not stifled.

News18 7 Feb 2023 3:12 pm

We Were Misunderstood, Says Russian Group in Goa After Locals Accuse Them of Performing 'black Magic'

The incident took place on January 30 in Pernem taluka of North Goa district when a group of locals stopped the performance

News18 7 Feb 2023 3:12 pm

Greener Trade, Investment Crucial To Tackle Climate Change In Asia Pacific: ADB

It added that incorporating a separate chapter on efforts to mitigate environmental concerns in regional trade agreements can help ensure their effectiveness in achieving climate goals.

Bloomberg Quint 7 Feb 2023 3:06 pm

THIS Bank announces the launch of SIB Wealth management platform

South Indian Bank announces the launch of a wealth management portfolio/platform in partnership with Geojit Financial Services Ltd. South Indian Bank Wealth is an exclusive value-added service that will help the bank's high-net-worth customers to invest their money in the best financial instruments available in the market. SIB will provide the following products and services via the platform: Services for portfolio management Systematic investment plan; alternative investment fund Bonds, real estate funds, mutual funds Organized goods To operationalize the service offering, South Indian Bank has partnered with Geojit Financial Services Ltd, an investment services business with over 35 years of experience in providing efficient financial solutions. Speaking at the event, Thomas Joseph K, EVP & Group Business Head, South Indian Bank, said: Recently, there has been an upsurge in demand for professional wealth management services. Our goal throughout our nine decades of existence has been to give our clients the best services available. With the right financial products and advice, this service will assist the HNI clientele in maximising their wealth. I have no doubt that SIB Wealth would turn out to be one of the most complete platforms for wealth management in India. We are happy to be cooperating with a financial institution with a rich tradition of over nine decades, Jones George, Executive Director of Geojit Financial Services Ltd., continued. We want to use this in conjunction with our over 35 years of experience in the Indian capital market to offer investment options. Account holders of the bank will be able to maximise their wealth through specialised investing strategies as a result. We have no doubt that SIB Wealth will strengthen SIB's already strong brand offer. SIB Wealth will offer comprehensive services. We will manage their financial resources and develop strategic plans for their present and future requirements. As South Indian Bank helps their HNI customers achieve their financial goals with the best wealth management solutions, Geojit's experience will be invaluable. Leading private sector bank South Indian Bank is located in Kerala and has a presence across the country. The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Mumbai and The Stock Exchange Mumbai (BSE) both list the bank's shares (NSE). There are 928 branches, 1154 ATMs, 121 CDMs/CRMs, and a representative office for South Indian Bank in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A leader in technology-based banking, South Indian Bank provides a wide range of digital goods and services. Its workforce in the banking industry is among the youngest in the nation. The 6 Cs namely capital, CASA, cost-to-income, competency building, customer focus, and compliance, are the main themes of the Bank's Vision 2024. PhonePe supports cross-border UPI payments in Singapore, UAE This Bank implements RBI's first phase of Digital Rupee, Know more Centre hopes dividend of Rs48,000 cr from RBI, PSU banks in FY24

News Track 7 Feb 2023 3:04 pm

Belgium Queen visits Rohingya camp in Coxs Bazar

She is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh in her capacity as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocate.

The Daily Star 7 Feb 2023 2:34 pm

Jamia Nagar violence: Delhi cops move HC after Sharjeel Imam, 10 others discharged

New Delhi: The city police Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial courts order discharging 11 people, including student activists Sharjeel Imam and Asif Iqbal Tanha, in the 2019 Jamia Nagar violence case. The 11 people were discharged on February 4 by the trial court, which said they were made scapegoats by police Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Feb 2023 2:29 pm

Actively exploited GoAnywhere MFT zero-day gets emergency patch

Fortra has released an emergency patch to address an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in the GoAnywhere MFT secure file transfer tool. [...]

NewsLookup 7 Feb 2023 2:07 pm

Jrgen Klopp and the strange ritualistic power of the press conference | Jonathan Liew

The whole encounter is a kind of pantomime, a verbal arm-wrestle in which the protagonists have largely conflicting goals Jrgen Klopp takes a seat in the press conference room at Molineux and answers questions about Liverpools latest defeat . He looks a little haggard these days, like a homeless wizard: the face worn and weathered, a thick Arctic forest of a beard hanging from him. Deep breaths. Voice cracked and familiar. Baseball cap drawn low over sad eyes. On the walls at Liverpools training ground there are photos from his arrival, a younger and handsomer man staring him down every day he comes into work. Seven years. How has it only been seven years? How has it already been seven years? Somebody asks a question about Liverpools slow starts. Something about mentality. Suddenly he recognises a face, a name, some words, a feeling. A brief and powerful memory flickers and ignites inside him. Its really difficult to talk to you, if Im 100% honest, Klopp snapped at James Pearce , a Liverpool reporter from the Athletic, on Saturday night. You know why. For all the things you wrote. Of course Klopps outburst seems to have provoked all the usual trimmings of shock and outrage from all the usual places. Personally, Im surprised this kind of thing doesnt happen more often. Particularly when you consider the rawness of the emotions involved, the artificiality of the setting, the staggering gulf in expertise between those doing the asking and those doing the answering. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 1:30 pm

AI-powered robot introduced to save lives on Goa beaches: Officials

Aurus, an Artificial Intelligence-based self-driving robot, and AI-based monitoring system Triton are being used to augment life-saving capabilities on Goa's beaches, a state-appointed lifeguard services agency has said. The incorporation of AI-based support follows an increase in beach-related incidents due the rising number of domestic and foreign tourists on Goa's coastline, said a spokesperson from Drishti Marine. There have been more than 1,000 rescue incidents in the past two years along the coastal belt which required assistance from the agency's life savers, he said. Aurus is a self-driving robot developed to assist lifesavers by patrolling extensive non-swim zones and alerting tourists during high tide. The new addition will help in increased surveillance and crowd management at the beaches, he said. Besides, the Triton system's primary focus is to provide a completely AI-based monitoring of non-swim zones, thereby alerting tourists of the danger and notifying the neares

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 1:30 pm

Jamie Carragher On Why Erling Haaland Weakens Manchester City

Erling Haaland has scored 31 goals since joining Manchester City

News18 7 Feb 2023 1:07 pm

SL has initiated an action plan to ensure a Green Economy by 2050 President

Sri Lanka has the potential to establish the green economy, specially by way of renewable energy, said President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing a High-Level event on Strategies and Actions to Accelerate Sri Lankas Transition to a Green Growth Pathway, held at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo Monday (06). He said further that the Sri Lankan Government prepared a Natural Adaption Plan and National Environment Action Plan to ensure a green economy and a better world by 2050. The event was organized by the Ministry of Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). A new Climate Change Act will be formulated while a new Environment Act will be drafted to replace the old one which will cover reforestation, forest cover and tree cover. He also added that Sri Lanka is to be the first one in the region to recognize some of its assets as living entities. The Knuckles Range, Horton Plains, Peak Wilderness, the Sinharaja Forest, the Mahaweli River and Adams Bridge will be hence identified as living entities. The statement made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe is as follows. The signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Global Green Growth Initiative tomorrow, will be the first steps that we will be taking to establish a green economy and meet climate change goals. I welcome the eighth Secretary General of the United Nations and the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ban Ki-moon for the signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Global Green Growth Initiative. Hence, Ban Ki-Moon will be associated with two historic agreements signed in Sri Lanka in which the first paved the way for reconciliation. We are seriously concerned of the situation on climate change and the actions taken. What has happened so far is insufficient and the last conference of parties did not achieve the results that we desired. The low income countries and the middle income countries are striving for economic development while protecting living standards with insufficient funding. So these countries are committed to a call for action by the developed countries to deliver their funding pledges by doubling their funding which is essential. I realize that some developed countries are experiencing a recession this year, but nevertheless the targets had not been met earlier. So there has to be a full commitment of how we are going to meet the targets and what assistance is required. The other issue is the need for compensation for the developing countries where the emissions so far were not the responsibility of our countries. The third issue is how to address the loss and damages. This is not the issue of asking the developed countries to spend a lot of money for further development of the developing countries. Let us work out a sort of list, combine the money that is needed and then see how we are going to raise it. There has to be a contribution by them, as well as a contribution by us. But lets agree on what we have to do. The fact is that the achievements of the last COP26 meeting had not been fulfilled so far, worries us. Glasgow was a good turning point. The initiative taken by former Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson was important, but it was not followed up. We must ensure that those targets are met. Therefore, the Government of Sri Lanka instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Environment to sound out other developing countries with whom they spoke last time on how a joint action plan could be made. Perhaps, a meeting of the heads of government, of the concerned countries could be convened in the UAE, prior to the next conference. That is the only way that we can achieve results and we must go hard on it as there is no halfway house. We have to insist that these are goals and these are our minimal demands. Its either the minimum demands or it is far better to call it a day if we are not going to achieve this result. Sri Lanka is in the process to decrease carbon emissions by 14.5 percent by 2030 and more thereafter. We are creating the Climate Change Office operating under the Presidential Secretariat to coordinate all actions in regard to climate change. Then we have prepared our natural adaption plan and their national environment Action Plan. All of this is being taken as the initiative by our government so that we ensure a green economy and a better world by 2050. We are developing the net zero 2050 plan that aims for carbon neutrality. We will not increase further energy capacity via coal power. We will phase out the fossil fuel subsidies. We are already doing that and we have come under attack from the Opposition for phasing it out. And we will aim for 70 per cent of renewable energy for power generation by 2030. There are many initiatives that we will be taking for this period. Firstly, a new Climate Change Act, which will incorporate the Climate Change Office, will be formulated. Then a new Environment Act will be formulated to replace the old one, which was enacted in the early 1980s, and one which will cover reforestation forest cover and tree cover. The last one is to recognize some of our assets as living entities. The Knuckles Range, Horton plains, peak wilderness, the Sinharaja Forest, the Mahaweli river and Adams Bridge will be identified as living entities and that will be the first in the region to do so. Final is the setting up of the International Climate Change University. We want to start it as a Postgraduate University and a university for training officials in all regions in the Indian Ocean, and in Africa to prepare the world for meeting the climate change goals and a new climate change and new green economy. Now we are grappling with the issue of a green economy. Thats where we want to go. We find that we have the potential, especially on renewable energy, with the help of the Asian Development Bank we are assessing what our capacity for renewable energy and green hydrogen would be. Some say we will have an excess capacity of about 30 Giga-watts, but, some say 40, some say 50. But we want to have the assessment made by the Asian Development Bank. So, we have already called for investment in this region. This is one area that we can prosper. With regard to our economic base, we are looking at the new technologies, which certainly will not be involved with fossil fuel and to have new manufacturing and service industries based on industry for technology to modernize agriculture. Accordingly, we will be moving towards the green economy. But we are going to face difficulties. One is the lack of capacity. And we also need great access to international financing. We will also be able to financially engineer the debt. By using the green financial instrument we could reduce the present debt load. Our domestic policy will be geared to our climate prosperity plan. So this is the path that Sri Lanka wishes to follow, and I have no doubt that the GGGI will help us to achieve this. The agreement we will sign tomorrow will be the first in the steps that we will take. Former Secretary General of the UN and the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ban Ki-moon addressing the gathering said that he learnt about those changes that took place during the last six and a half years since his last visit and added that he was confident that democracy and sustainable economic development in the country could be achieved under the wise leadership of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Environment Minister Naseer Ahamed addressing the occasion explained in detail the steps that the government is planning to take in regard to a green economy and meeting the climate change targets for 2050. Secretary to the Ministry of Environment Dr Anil Jasinghe and Asia Regional Director and Head of Programs, GGGI Dr Achala Abeysinghe also addressed the event. The Panel Discussion included panelists Director (Climate Change) Ministry of Environment Ms. Kumudini Vidyalankara, Chief Executive Officer Dilmah Tea and chair of Biodiversity Sri Lanka Dilhan Fernando, Chief Executive Officer of the National Development Bank Dimantha Seneviratne, Senior Research Professional of the Center for Poverty Analysis Ms. Karin Fernando and Senior Professor of the University of Peradeniya Prof. Buddhi Marambe. Ambassador of Korea to Sri Lanka Santhush W. Jeong, Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Sabry, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President Sagala Rathnayake and, Senior Advisor to the President on Climate Change Ruwan Wijewardena also participated in this event.

ADAderana 7 Feb 2023 1:01 pm

ISL: Determined Chennaiyin meet Kerala Blasters, look to stay in playoffs race

ISL Currently placed eighth on the points table with 18 points, the Marina Machans are seven points behind the sixth-placed Bengaluru FC with four games still in hand. Facebook As Chennaiyin FC gear up to face Kerala Blasters FC in an exciting southern derby of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 on Tuesday,February 7,head coach Thomas Brdaric has urged his players to put their best foot forward to remain in the hunt for a playoffs spot. Currently placed eighth on the points table with 18 points, the Marina Machans are seven points behind the sixth-placed Bengaluru FC with four games still in hand.We are a team who tried to learn this season and to get a strong future. Yes, we had some bad luck in the last few games, but tomorrow is another challenge and another opponent. They [Kerala Blasters] have almost qualified, and that [playoffs] is still our target. We will try our best in these four games to reach Top-6. We have to win the matches and exploit our opportunities better, Brdaric commented while addressing the media on Monday ahead of the crucial encounter. The gaffer also heaped praises on in-form Abdenasser El Khayati and said that the Dutch midfielder is essential to help the team to pursue targets. El Khayati has played a significant role for Chennaiyin in the ongoing season by scoring eight goals from nine matches. The matches between Chennaiyin and Kerala Blasters have always witnessed high-voltage action and the coach has asked his players to use the electric atmosphere of Kochi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to their advantage.We have to keep going. We will try to inflict defeat on Kerala Blasters tomorrow, and that's why we are here, Brdaric said. Defender Gurmukh Singh also echoed the coach's sentiments and said, Kerala is a good side. We will implement our plans in the best possible way. On the other hand, Kerala Blasters are third on the points table but are coming into the match having lost three of their last four games. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw during their last meeting earlier this season.

The News Minute 7 Feb 2023 12:58 pm

Greener trade, investment crucial to face Asia Pacific climate change: ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said greener trade and investment are crucial for tackling climate change in Asia Pacific, and incorporating a separate chapter on efforts to mitigate environmental concerns in regional trade agreements can help ensure their effectiveness in achieving climate goals. The Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) 2023, released by ADB said Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change risks, yet it emits the largest volume of carbon dioxide. Annual temperatures have risen faster in the last 30 years than in any other region, and are now 0.86C above the 19812010 average. Asia is also increasingly facing more extreme precipitation incidences such as storms, floods, and landslides, having borne the brunt of almost 40 per cent of disasters worldwide in the past 2 decades. Ironically, it is responsible for about a half of global annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the AEIR said. Asia and the Pacific's remarkable growth has lift

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 12:43 pm

PM Modi was gifted Lionel Messi jersey as gift

BANGALORE : Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Monday was gifted a Lionel Messi jersey by President of YPF Pablo Gonzalez in Bangalore. Argentina just overcame a 36-year drought by winning the FIFA World Cup, and they were led by the inspirational Messi, who was instrumental to their success. Following the match on December 18, PM Modi praised the South American country for defeating France at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. PM Modi receives Messis jersey as gift: In a fiercely contested final that was the final World Cup for Argentina's national hero Lionel Messi, Argentina triumphed last December. Argentina won the game 4-2 on penalties after the score remained tied at the end of the second half of extra time. Announcing that millions of Indians are celebrating Argentina and Lionel Messi's triumph in the FIFA 2022 World Cup, PM Modi also congratulated Argentina on their success. This football game will go down as one of the most exciting ones ever! Congratulations to Argentina on winning the #FIFAWorldCup! They've performed admirably throughout the competition. Millions of Argentina and Messi supporters from India celebrate the great victory! @alferdez, PM Modi said intweet. This will be remembered as one of the most thrilling Football matches! Congrats to Argentina on becoming #FIFAWorldCup Champions! Theyve played brilliantly through the tournament. Millions of Indian fans of Argentina and Messi rejoice in the magnificent victory! @alferdez Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2022 Argentina defeated the defending champions France in the final after a close game in Qatar. Argentina triumphed on penalties. After taking a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, the French army stormed back to tie the score at 2-2. Kylian Mbappe scored twice for France in the closing 10 minutes to send the game into overtime, where more drama ensued. Messi thought he had the game over when he scored in the 109th minute, but Mbappe scored again in the 116th to force a penalty shootout, which France lost 4-2. Mbappe won the Golden Boot for the most goals scored with eight, while Messi was crowned the Player of the Tournament and received the Goldeen ball. Lionel Messi mulling taking part in on till 2026 World Cup After USD-200-mn move to Al-Nassr, Ronaldo may return to Europe

News Track 7 Feb 2023 12:34 pm

Grupo Bimbo Donates Five Lakh Slices of Bread to Support the Fight Against Hunger

Business Wire India The worlds largest baked foods company and Indias largest bread maker, Grupo Bimbo, today announced that it has donated bakery products equivalent to five lakh slices of bread to the India Food Banking Network (IFBN) as part of the India chapter of the Bimbo Global Race initiative to fight eliminate world hunger. Eradicating world hunger is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It also forms a key part of the sustainability strategy adopted globally by Grupo Bimbo. The company supports the adoption of a healthier lifestyle through its range of healthy and tasty products, and a variety of additional endeavors, like the Bimbo Global Race. The bakery major had organized two legs of the race in India. The Delhi NCR (Gurugram) leg was hosted under the companys Harvest Gold bread brand. The Kochi leg of the race was run as the Modern Global Race, after the companys Modern bread brand. Grupo Bimbo had pledged to donate 20 slices of bread for every registration received for the marathon in India. The event drew more than 20,000 overall registrations. Raj Kanwar Singh, Managing Director, Bimbo Bakeries India said , With the mission to nourish a Better World, Grupo Bimbo is committed to promoting healthier lifestyle choices. The Bimbo Global Race is a purpose-driven initiative in which participants are not only running for their own health but also contributing towards feeding the underprivileged people. We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who took the time to participate in the Worlds Largest Race for a Cause . About Bimbo Bakeries India Grupo Bimbo is a multinational company with a presence in over 33 countries located in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Operating with the mission to provide nourishment for all, the company is the largest bread maker in India with three prominent brands Harvest Gold, Modern and Kitty, that offer an array of nutritious and tasty products in the sliced breads, buns and other related categories. Bimbo Global Race organized by Grupo Bimbo across the world, involves donation of packets of bakery products to the underprivileged based on the number of registrations for the event. The 2022 edition of the event brought in more than 3.4 lakh registrations worldwide, culminating to 68 Lakh bread slices donated by the company to feed the hungry making it the Worlds Largest Race for a Cause.

BusinessWire India 7 Feb 2023 12:28 pm

AI-powered robots to monitor beaches in Goa

Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS)Drishti Marine, a Goa government-appointed lifeguard organisation, has introduced camera-based artificial intelligence (AI) robots Aurus and Triton, to monitor the surroundings, assess and detect risks at

SarkariTel 7 Feb 2023 12:00 pm

Today's Birthday : 7th February

Happy Birthday & welcome to special section of Webdunia . Here, We render the Astro update & sheds light on the personality of the Birthday Boy/ Girl. Your birth date is 7 th of the month hence, your birth number becomes (0+7) 7. The number is directed by the Neptune planet. The people influenced by number 7 possess many traits. These people are like water, as water finds its way to flow in any given situation, same goes with number 7 people. These sharp eyed people can sneak into the heart of any person. Lucky Day : 7, 6, 25 Lucky Number : 7, 16,25, 34 Lucky Year : 2014, 2018, 2023 Ishtdev : Lord Shiva and Vishnu Lucky color : Green, Pink, Mehroon The year ahead This year you are cruising to achieve your professional goals. You play a team man and ensure the collective objective is met before the deadline. For students, employee class and businessmen the year bring a lot to cheer about. If you are planning to kick off a new venture put a saffron 'tilak' and hoist a flag on the top of the temple. Celebs with birth number 7 Rabindranath Tagore Atal Bihari Vajpayee Pablo Picasso Kavita Krishnamurthy Danny Denzongpa

Web Dunia 7 Feb 2023 11:33 am

Jeremy Hunt says focus on the economically inactive. I say he is scapegoating the sick | Frances Ryan

The chancellors rhetoric, echoed by the rightwing press, makes his view clear: that being too ill to work is a lifestyle choice As the government lurches between screw-ups, sleaze and scandals, it is ironic that one of its key policy agendas is based on the premise that the rest of us arent working properly. The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has highlighted the economically inactive as a key issue facing the UK. The number of working-age people either unable or unwilling to take a job has increased by about 630,000 since 2019, according to government estimates , resulting in a staggering 9 million people missing from the job market. Broadly, Hunt is concerned about two camps: the over-50s who took early retirement during the pandemic, and the increasing number of people who cant work because of long-term health conditions and disabilities a state of affairs put down to factors ranging from soaring NHS waiting lists to long Covid. Frances Ryan is a Guardian columnist Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 11:30 am

AI-powered robot introduced to save lives on Goa beaches

The incorporation of AI-based support follows an increase in beach-related incidents due to the rising number of domestic and foreign tourists on Goa's coastline, said a spokesperson from Drishti Marine

The Hindu Businessline 7 Feb 2023 11:27 am

JAAF re-appoints Chairman Sharad Amalean & Executive Committee at 19th AGM

Amalean: JAAFs credibility enabled ease of doing business in an unprecedented socio-economic fabric The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), the apex body that guides Sri Lanka apparel towards its ultimate goal of being the worlds number one apparel sourcing destination, held its 19th Annual General Meeting recently, re-appointing industry veteran Sharad Amalean as Chairman. It also unanimously re-elected its Executive Committee including Saifudeen Jafferjee and Felix Fernando as Deputy Chairmen. Delivering the Chairmans address, Amalean highlighted that JAAF identifies the importance of bringing in a new generation of young leaders with motivated youthful energy to drive the apparel industry beyond 2025. He stressed that while the past year has not been easy, the credibility JAAF has sustained over the years has undeniably aided the industry to work closely with the Government, relevant authorities and regulatory bodies. This has been a key driver in the ease of doing business in an unprecedented socio-economic fabric, a competitive edge in a challenging business climate. 2022 was a defining moment for Sri Lanka. The textile and apparel sector should be proud that we prevailed and achieved a turnover of LKR 5.5 billion at the end of last year. I thank our stakeholders, team members and associates working in manufacturing plants all over the country for this achievement, stated Amalean. He concluded his address with the reminder to adopt a positive outlook for 2023 as the IMF assistance is on the horizon. Past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) Aroon Hirdaramani stressed that 2023 will be a challenging year with inventory pile-ups and an increase in costs and input prices. Luxury brands will go on to do better than others, with the US being in a superior position globally, he noted in his address. Highlighting vital policy priorities crucial for the industry to optimise potential in 2023 and beyond, Secretary General of JAAF Yohan Lawrence pointed out that 2022 has been an year of mixed fortunes for apparel exports, starting off with a promise but seeing declining growth in the last months of 2022. The global recession, overstocking of retail goods in warehouses and the impact of the Ukraine-Russia war on global supply chains took its toll. While Sri Lanka ended 2022 with exports worth USD 5.5 billion which is nearly a 10% increase from previous years, a closer look at the data reveals a worrying trend. He quantified Bangladeshs USD 45 billion export industry growing by a massive 28% as against Sri Lankas YoY of 10%. This growth in Bangladesh indicates that competitor nations are gaining market share from Sri Lanka. We comprise only 1 to 2% of global trade and this will reduce if the government fails to take immediate action. He noted that with Bangladesh classified as a Least Developed Country, it has unrestricted access to the EU and the UK, while Sri Lankas GSP+ and DCTS programme dictate rules of origin, allowing only 50% of exports qualifying for duty free access to those countries. Lawrence clarified that JAAF had made continuous representations to authorities for relaxation on the rules of origin for both the EUs GSP+ and the UKs DCTS schemes on the reasoning that Sri Lanka should be considered an LDC given the unprecedented economic crisis. He further explained that Indias duty free access for Sri Lankas apparel allows only 8 million pieces and that too unfairly counting a pair of socks or gloves as two pieces under the quota. While thanking the Department of Commerce for its efforts to ship out the full quota to India, Lawrence highlighted that JAAF intends to work towards having the quota used at the highest FOB values in 2023. The AGM was also joined by JAAFs constituent associations. Chairman of the Fabric and Apparel Accessory Manufacturers Association (FAAMA) Pubudu de Silva thanked JAAF for its efforts in sustaining operations during trying times, stressing that the challenges ahead are not unique to Sri Lanka. With collaboration, the industry can undoubtedly emerge victorious, he said. Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA) Azmina Kareem commended the industry for its resilience in the face of adversity, highlighting that global retail and consumer priorities are rapidly changing due to declining disposable income. Buyers are under massive pressure to face changing customer needs while maintaining margins and sourcing agents will have to step up. Assistant Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters (SLCGE) Menuka Gunawardana expressed appreciation to JAAF for sustaining the industry given the hardships faced by SMEs through the pandemic and economic crisis. Chairman of the Free Trade Zone Manufacturers Association (FTZMA) Jatinder Biala appreciated JAAFs role in providing leadership for the industry and urged authorities to reassess the social security levy and the increase in corporate taxation and electricity tariffs which will impact the industrys competitive edge significantly. Quote: While Sri Lanka ended 2022 with exports worth USD 5.5 billion which is nearly a 10% increase from previous years, a closer look at the data reveals a worrying trend Secretary General JAAF Yohan Lawrence Image Left to right: Yohan Lawrence (Secretary General, JAAF), Sharad Amalean (Chairman, JAAF), Saifudeen Jafferjee (Deputy Chairman, JAAF), and Felix Fernando (Deputy Chairman, JAAF) Chairman of JAAF Sharad Amalean addressing the gathering Image 3 Secretary General of JAAF Yohan Lawrence addressing the gathering

ADAderana 7 Feb 2023 11:00 am

Now, Artificial Intelligence-Powered Robot To Save Lives On Goa Beaches

Aurus, an Artificial Intelligence-based self-driving robot, and AI-based monitoring system Triton are being used to augment life-saving capabilities on Goa's beaches, a state-appointed lifeguard services agency has said.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 10:55 am

Travel Tips: These 8 beautiful beaches of Gujarat fulfill the lack of Goa, spend your memorable time here

People who are fond of traveling want the beach of Goa ie the beach. But many times even after planning, you are not able to go to Goa, then you can go to Gujarat, where many beautiful beaches make up for the lack of Goa. The beauty of Gujarat's sea beaches and the panoramic views of the surrounding nature attract tourists. Here people forget about some worldliness and come to see the waves of the sea and the faraway horizon. If you are looking for a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of Goa, then it would be better to visit these beautiful beaches of Gujarat. Here you can plan a holiday with family, friends, and children. Come let's know about these beaches of Gujarat... Mandvi Beach Mandvi Beach, located in Kutch, Gujarat, is known for its beautiful views of the sunset. At the same time, due to less crowd on Mandvi beach, the water of the sea is also very clear. In such a situation, at Mandvi Beach, you can not only capture the spectacular views of the sunset through the camera, but you can also explore the beach thoroughly by riding a horse and a camel. Tithal Beach The beauty of Tithal beach located in the Valsad district of Gujarat state is worth seeing. It is also called the picnic spot here. The color of the sand of Tithal beach is pitch black, which is also known as the black sand beach. Situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea, this beach is perfect for family and kids' outings. There is a swing arrangement for children on the beach side, as well as here you can enjoy a camel ride with children. If you are also going to visit Gujarat, then do not forget to visit this beautiful beach. Somnath Beach Somnath is famous all over the world for the Somnath temple. There are 12 Adi Jyotirlingas in this temple. Whoever goes to Somnath goes with the desire to give to this temple. No one plans to visit Somnath Beach in Somnath. This beach is very beautiful but because of the temple, this place is less famous. That's why if you go to Somnath temple, then definitely see this beach too. This beach is very close to Somnath temple. You will be happy to see the view here. There is a wonderful confluence of nature and faith here. The distance from Ahmedabad to Somnath is 410 km. Madhavpur Beach Madhavpur beach in Gujarat is famous for the celebration of many functions. On the other hand, by visiting Madhavpur Beach, you can have fun in the sea as well as on camel rides, shopping for local things, and tasting the famous food of Gujarat. Chorwad Beach You can spend relaxing moments at Chorwad Beach located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat state. If you want to enjoy the peace away from the hustle and bustle of the city and listen to the sound of water, then this place is perfect for you. Here you can see the strong waves of the sea. From here you can enjoy the view of the sunset. Also, the cool winds here will fascinate you, but keep in mind that this beach is not suitable for swimming. Here you can enjoy boating, parasailing, and horse riding. Dwarka Beach Dwarka, situated at a distance of about 439 km from Ahmedabad, is called the city of Lord Krishna. In such a situation, many devotees come to Gujarat from far and wide to visit the Dwarkadhish temple. At the same time, you can also head to Dwarka Beach to celebrate the new year. A trip to Dwarka Beach can act as relaxing therapy for you on New Year's. Chowpatty Beach This beach is in Porbandar, Gujarat. The same Porbandar, where the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was born. There is a wonderful beach in this Porbandar, Chowpatty. This beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Gujarat. The view from here is the most beautiful view of the entire Porbandar. Here you should see the setting sun. Believe me, you will fall in love with this place. There is Kirti Mandir near this beach which you can see. The distance from Ahmedabad to Porbandar is 394 kms. You should see this beach once, you will get an idea of its beauty for yourself. Dumas beach This is the only beach in the whole of India that is as beautiful as it is scary. Scary because black sand is spread all around. Seeing which gives a ghostly feeling. Especially when people come here at night, this black sand does not make people feel good. Despite this, this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Gujarat. You must visit Dumas Beach to experience the story and feel of this place. These beaches are in Surat and the distance from Surat to Ahmedabad is 250 km.

Kalam Times 7 Feb 2023 10:40 am

MFA: Ritesh Perambra strikes in Sellebritys victory

In a hard-fought encounter, Sellebrity FC was well-served by their dashing striker Ritesh Perambra who scored both the goals to secure the win

Mid Day 7 Feb 2023 10:22 am

Manuel Neuer faces criticism from Bayern bosses

The dispute centres on Bayerns decision to fire goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic due to what Salihamidzic said were differences over the ways and means of working together.

Mid Day 7 Feb 2023 10:05 am

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News18 7 Feb 2023 9:12 am

Now, AI & robots to man Goas beaches

Drishti Marine, the state-appointed lifeguard agency, has introduced a self-driving robot Aurus, and Triton, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered monitoring system, to augment its life-saving capabilities at popular beaches.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 9:10 am

Financial Planning: Know what it is, various types and benefits of securingyourfuture

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DNA India 7 Feb 2023 8:41 am

Temporary jails set up for hundreds held in Assam crackdown

The arrests on charges of either marrying underage girls or solemnising and encouraging such marriages crossed the 2,400-mark on the fourth day of the crackdown, prompting the government to convert the Matia transit camp, which was built for declared foreigners in Goalpara, and a stadium in Silchar into temporary jails to accommodate the arrestees.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 8:27 am

Goa police set up beat patrolling in Valpoi

Staff Reporter Valpoi As a part of regular policing exercise, Valpoi police has set up foot patrolling in Valpoi town. Speaking to this daily, PI Prajyot Phadte said that this is a confidence building measure which Goa police have adopted with the intention to instill a sense of confidence among the people and build trust []

The Navhind Times 7 Feb 2023 8:13 am

Congress demands fair probe into Adani controversy

Special Correspondent Panaji The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) and its frontal organisations staged a protest on Monday over the Adani Group controversy, alleging financial irregularities and market manipulation. The protests were held outside the State Bank of India, in Margao and Life Insurance Corporation, in Panaji in response to the nationwide protest call given []

The Navhind Times 7 Feb 2023 8:10 am

Goas iron ore reserves stood at 363.23 mn tonne in April 2015

Staff Reporter Panaji Amid the ongoing auction of mineral blocks in the state, Goas iron ore reserves have been put at 363.23 million tonne by the Indian Bureau of Mines as on April 1, 2015. Of the 363.23 million tonne of iron ore reserves, 358.24 million tonne are hematite reserves, while the remaining 5 million []

The Navhind Times 7 Feb 2023 8:10 am

Ensure Goa is part of Popes planned tour

Special Correspondent Panaji Leader of opposition Yuri Alemao has urged the chief minister Pramod Sawant to use his office and put in all efforts to invite Pope Francis to Goa, during his scheduled visit to India in 2024. Pope Francis had informed mediapersons on Sunday that he is planning to visit India, next year. Pope []

The Navhind Times 7 Feb 2023 8:10 am

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News18 7 Feb 2023 7:30 am

Khelo India football Events: Karnataka, Meghalaya in semis

In the Khelo India football events, the first match of Group B was played between Karnataka and Meghalaya 18 being played at Emerald Heights School on Monday. Karnatakas Abhisheik scored the goal in 4th minute of the game to put his team ahead 1-0. After this goal Karnataka team was playing defensive while Meghalaya team continued to attack Karnataka with their traditional small passes. A brilliant attack by the Karnataka defender brought down Meghalayas forward player in the penalty area, whereby Meghalaya got a penalty gift, which Meghalayas Kanison Kharneyor scored in the 40th minute to give his team a 1-1 draw.After the interval, both teams attacked each other with brilliant passes, but in the 67th minute of the match, Balananshigeng Khangsden scored a brilliant goal by tricking 3 players to give his team a 2-1 victory. The second match of Group B was played between West Bengal and Orissa. West Bengal beat Orissa 3-2 in a thrilling encounter. Sirimanta (59th minute and 80th minute) and Pritam Biswas (8th minute) scored for West Bengal, B Sibba (2nd) and Sunil Khilla (93rd) scored for Odisha. Till the end, the score was 3-2 in the name of West Bengal. From Pool A, Punjab and Kerala and from Pool B, Meghalaya and Karnataka entered the semi-finals by topping their respective pools. On February 8, the first semi-final match will be played between Punjab and Karnataka at 10 am and the second semi-final match will be played between Meghalaya and Kerala at 2:30 pm Khelo India: Mansi-Pradyumna won gold, Pradyuman and Mansi win gold in canoe slalom Khelo India: Shauryajit Khaire gunning for gold in Mallakhamb Khelo India: Hosts MP win 4 more golds even as Maharashtra nose ahead

News Track 7 Feb 2023 7:15 am

Strange Super Bowl Bets: Gatorade Color, Coin Toss And Scorigami Among The Oddest Legal Wagers You Can Make This Year

If you want to bet between whether there will be more first-half touchdowns in the Super Bowl or goals in a Liga MX soccer game, you also have that option.

Forbes 7 Feb 2023 6:49 am