More than 550 Indians of a Doha-based construction company are said to be stranded in Qatar for months, a news report has revealed. According to The Hindu report, they are among the approximately 1,200 employees of the company and 526 of them fall under the category of labourers.Read it at Al Arabiya Related Items
China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong In the other match, Foton and Cignal clash for third at 5 p.m.Rookie team Cocolife bagged fifth place after besting Sta. Lucia, while Generika-Ayala captured seventh place over Cherrylume.History, however, is behind Petron which swept all its 13 games two years ago to capture the title.This time, the Blaze Spikers hope to lean on a roster bannered by Cherry Rondina, Ria Meneses, Carmela Tunay, Bernadeth Pons, Remy Palma and mainstays Aiza Pontillas and Ces Molina.“Having a strong lineup alone is not the key to winning a title,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos. “We still have to work hard and prepare. It’s going to be an exciting battle.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ A strong lineup against a strong system.That’s the scenario shaping up as defending champion F2 Logistics battles Petron in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals series Tuesday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Maraño will be backed by young and talented Majoy Baron, Ara Galang, Desiree Cheng, Kim Kiana Dy and national team setter Kim Fajardo.“We always play our best coming off a loss,” said De Jesus. “We’ll surely use our previous loss to Petron as a motivation. So let’s see. I hope our services and floor defense work again in Game 1 [of the finals].”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The Blaze Spikers had a massive buildup that netted some of the elite players in the country, including national spikers Mika Reyes and Rhea Dimaculangan.But the Cargo Movers will lean on a well established system anchored on past and present La Salle standouts led by all-heart Aby Maraño.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Petron is a super team but our advantage would be teamwork because we have been playing together for a longer time compared to them and we are familiar with what coach (Ramil de Jesus) wants us to do,” said Maraño.F2 Logistics also hopes to ride on a five-game winning run heading into the series opener set at 7 p.m. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Tanduay sets twin records View comments
After creating a flutter by claiming that India were not “mentally prepared” for the pre-World Cup warm-up matches, cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said his comments were misconstrued and he did not imply that the team was battling fatigue.”It was not fatigue at all. It is the mental preparation level…to be in the same scenario…to be 100 per cent for a (warm-up) game,” Dhoni clarified ahead of the second warm-up match against New Zealand on Wednesday.”We are more used to prepare for a game 100 per cent and all of a sudden you have to prepare for a warm-up game which I have not played many, right from the start of my career from school cricket or district,” he explained.”It was a different scenario and you have to prepare differently.With inputs from PTI
Locals are still waiting to see their Sri Lankan heroes play here in this ICC World Twenty20, and the wait will continue till at least October 4, when they could play the first semi-final.Till then, there is some quality cricket on offer for the fans now that the Super Eights have begun, and then there is the mother of all battles – India vs Pakistan.The ICC’s method of seeding the big teams beforehand, to ensure that teams, mediapersons and travelling fans can plan their trips accordingly, has also helped in the sense that barring a group stage upset, the A2 team (India) vs D1 team (Pakistan) match was set to be held at the 35,000-seater R Premadasa Stadium on a Sunday, thereby maximising the in-stadium and television viewership.This will be the second time the arch-rivals lock horns in the last two weeks, having played a warm-up game here a day before the tournament began, which Pakistan won comfortably. But since the World Cup semi-final in Mohali 18 months ago, India and Pakistan have faced-off in an international game just once – an Asia Cup match at Dhaka in March.The long break seems to have whetted the appetite of the fans, and it is the first non-Sri Lanka match of the tournament that is set to attract a full house. On the ICC’s official partner website, www.eticketing.co.uk, tickets for the double-header also featuring Australia vs South Africa have been sold out, while there is a great demand for the non-web allocation as well.advertisement”The trend has been for the matches between the big teams to be well attended, as we saw during the Australia-West Indies and India-England games here, which both had near full houses. But India-Pakistan promises to be witnessed by an even bigger crowd, and of course we are very pleased about it,” an ICC official told Mail Today requesting anonymity.
Several major international sporting events are on the Several major international sporting events are on the calendar in the coming months, including the IAAF (athletics) World Championships in London in August next year. The Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang in February 2018 and Russia is due to hold the football World Cup that summer.McLaren identified doping as being rife in Russian athletics and weightlifting, but his report found evidence of banned substances being used in football too.”We didnt really have a chance to look at Russian soccer across the board, to look at different teams and whats going on,” McLaren told AFP after presenting his report findings in London.”I think there are 33 footballers listed in the report. Not all of those are Russian by the way — some are foreigners.”That led British MP Damian Collins to question whether Russia was fit to host the 2018 World Cup.”FIFA now have to look very seriously at the way in which the World Cup is going to be staged,” Collins, of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, told the BBC.”How can Russia give confidence to FIFA and to the world that there will be proper anti-doping measures in place during the World Cup?” AFP AH AH
LONDON — The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization’s guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, asserting its confidence that the games will be safe.Brazil has been hit hard by the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in infants, raising concerns about the outbreak’s potential impact on South America’s first Olympics in August.The International Olympic Committee sent a note to all national Olympic committees outlining the latest medical advice concerning Zika, the most recent problem for a country already dealing with a severe economic crisis and a sprawling corruption scandal.“All parties are taking action to address this topic, and are following developments closely,” the IOC said.The two-page note from the IOC medical commission repeated advice for travelers to take precautions against mosquito bites and for women who are planning to become pregnant to assess the potential risks of traveling to areas infected with the virus.“The IOC remains in close contact with the WHO to ensure that we have access to the most up-to-date information and guidance, from now through to Games time,” the IOC statement said. “At the same time NOCs should consult with their national health authorities to get advice and guidance.”The IOC did not say the Olympics were threatened in any way and made clear it expects the Aug. 5-21 games to be secure for athletes and visitors.“We remain confident that there will be a safe environment for successful and enjoyable games in Rio de Janeiro,” the statement concluded.The WHO, which declared Thursday that the Zika virus was “spreading explosively,” will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday announced a nationwide attack on the mosquito that spreads that Zika virus, vowing to “win this war” against the insect.The mosquito has been linked by Brazilian researchers to a seemingly sudden upsurge in cases of microcephaly, in which children are born with abnormally small heads. The virus has also been linked to the paralysis-causing Guillain-Barre syndrome.Brazilian researchers believe the strain of Zika may have entered Brazil with visitors arriving for the 2014 World Cup.Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio’s Olympic organizing committee, said there was no threat of the games being postponed or canceled because of the outbreak.“We’re not even thinking of that,” he said. “This has never been mentioned. No way. It’s impossible to do that. There is no reason to do that.”The IOC reiterated the position that, because the games will be held during the southern hemisphere winter, the mosquito population will be smaller and the threat of the virus diminished.The IOC cited current medical advice that all travelers should take measures to avoid mosquito bites, including wearing long pants and long sleeves and using insect repellent.Women who are planning to become pregnant should discuss travel plans with their health providers to assess the risk, it said.The IOC said the WHO does not recommend any change to travel plans, but noted that some national authorities have recommended “on a precautionary basis” that pregnant women should consider avoiding travelling to areas infected by Zika.The IOC noted that plans had already been put in place by Brazilian organizers for daily inspection of Olympic venues to remove any puddles of stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.“Rio 2016 will also continue to follow the virus protection and control measures provided by the authorities, and will provide the relevant guidance to games athletes and visitors,” the statement said.Andrada, the Rio Games spokesman, said organizers held a conference call Friday with sponsors to explain preventive measures. He said officials had started inspecting the venues and already noticed an improvement.“In the beginning, the first few days of inspecting, we found a lot (of stagnant water),” Andrada said. “Now it’s dropped dramatically.”The Australian Olympic Committee said this week that any pregnant team members “need to consider the risks very carefully” before deciding whether to go to Brazil.The U.S. Olympic Committee said it was monitoring the situation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the IOC, the WHO and infectious disease specialists.The European Olympic Committees said it was following events and also expects that each individual country “will be taking strict precautions and will be advised by their own health authorities.”STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer__AP Sports Writer Stephen Wade in Rio de Janeiro contributed.TweetPinShare0 Shares
India’s sensational bowling performance on Day 1 of the Southampton Test means that the England pacers will have to come out all guns blazing on Day 2 of the Test match.England were bowled out for 246 and the pacers took eight wickets among themselves.The Indians looked solid in the last session of day one’s play but negotiating the swing bowling of James Anderson, who chases a personal milestone of his own, will remain a tough challenge for the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul.Anderson, who is currently seven wickets away from becoming fourth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, will again look to get rid of the Indian top order and expose the middle-order early.And if England successfully manage to get two early wickets, one of the most awaited contest of the series — the Anderson-Kohli duel — will come forward again. It has been intriguing so far and part four of the drama is eagerly awaited at Southampton.Also read – Virat Kohli fields unchanged playing XI for the first time in 39 TestsSix short of breaking Glenn McGrath’s (563 wkts) all time leading wicket takers’ record amongst fast bowlers, Anderson has squared up against many great batsmen but rarely finished second best in home conditions.The Indian captain has managed to hold his own and slowly but surely tired him down in the ongoing series. The Anderson-Kohli battle has by no means been one sided. Kohli has surely come on top if numbers are to be seen but Anderson had his fair share of moments but he has been let down by English slip cordon most of the time.Also read – India bowlers fire again, England 246 all out on opening dayadvertisementKohli will take great pride in not conceding his wicket to his nemesis of 2014, in all three test matches so far.”Luck cannot be quantified. In 2014 Virat only played eight false shots to Anderson and got dismissed four times. In this series by the second Test match itself Virat had played 33 false shots against Anderson without being dismissed. So you know that the luck has swapped hands,” former cricketer Aakash Chopra tells India Today.”But his technique is much better than in the past and right now you can say he has won the battle hands down,” he adds.Chopra also reckons the rules of the game have changed between India’s 2014 tour of England and now.”Anderson has tapered off because of age and Virat Kohli has grown into a different beast altogether. He is the best batsman on planet earth right now. In 2014, the scale was tilted in Anderson’s favour. Now it’s tilted in Virat’s favour,” he opines.Also read – Farokh Engineer impressed with Rishabh Pant’s confidence on Test debutWicket-keeping legend Farookh Engineer is also happy about the fact that Kohli has given him a shot at bragging rights in front of his Lancashire troop including James Anderson.”Anderson has grown up in front of me. I am one of the vice presidents at Lancashire. He came up to me after the Lords Test and ribbed me about how easy the Indian batsmen had made it for us with keeping our slip fielders busy. But the way Virat has converted the unplayable balls into playable balls against Anderson has impressed me immensy. You can’t score four off every ball and Virat has realised that,” he tells India Today.But the English camp seems to think there is a lot more gas left in the tank for Anderson. Coach Bayliss even predicted three or four more years for him. Even Australian great McGrath, whose record Anderson is all set to surpass, predicts it will be impossible for anyone to get past the English swing operator.Anderson spoke about Virat teasing and leg-pulling him during the first Test (‘That’s not like you’) when he offered some freebies. How he would would hope his record scalp would be that of Virat Kohli.Would Kohli be equally mindful not get out to Anderson? “I am sure he will try his level best. It may be at the back of his mind,” Chopra says.”But it would not be the overwhelming thought. And Virat if he is honest with himself which he always is, he would know that Anderson from time to time has found the outside edge and he has been fortunate and there have been dropped chances. The focus would be on the good ball on which not to give your wicket away,” he says.
MONTREAL – Air Canada will soon be offering lie-flat seats on some of its non-stop flights within Canada and the U.S. for customers willing to pay a premium.The airline says these lie-flat seats are available for those flying in Air Canada Signature Class, the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft.The new service, which is available today for international customers, will be offered starting June 1 for select flights within North America.Routes with the lie-flat seats will include overnight daily flights from Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Toronto, the airline says.This new service, branded as Air Canada Signature Service, will also include other added amenities such as valet service in a BMW across the Toronto-Pearson airport tarmac to connecting flights for full-fare premium cabin customers who qualify, starting later in 2018.Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines for Air Canada, says its premium customers travelling on longer-flight itineraries place a high value on convenience and comfort.
Ghaziabad: A 35-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and three children including two daughters in Nyay Khand 2 in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad on intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Police are yet to trace the accused who left his home informing his family members by putting up a video on family’s AhatsApp group of which he told the members that he killed the all of him family and he is going to commit suicide now.According to police, the deceased have been identified as accused’s wife Ashu Balla (32), two daughters- Parmesh (6) and Akriti (8) and only son Aarav (4). “The family lived at a rented accommodation in a builder flat for the last two years,” police said. Shlok Kumar, SP City of Ghaziabad told Millennium Post that the accused has been identified as Sumit Kumar, who works as a software engineer. “Two months ago, he resigned his job in Bangalore and after that he had no job while his wife works as a private teacher in Ghaziabad. The reason behind this killing is not clear yet, but the initial investigation revealed that the accused was under depression due to financial crunch and no job can also be a reason,” Kumar added. “The accused himself posted a video on the family WhatsApp group in which he confessed to have killed his family and he also told the family members that he is going to kill himself as well,” Kumar added. Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station House Officer of Indirapuram police station, said that the incident occurred around 3 am and he posted his video on family group around 6pm on Sunday. After posting the video, the accused called his brother-in-law and informed about the incident. Around 6.15 pm, police received a call from the Ashu’s brother and he informed the police about the incident. When police team reached the accused’s house, police found all dead body on the bedroom floor,” Singh said. Three police team have been formed by SP City to trace the accused live or dead, as soon as possible.
Rabat – A young man reportedly on hard drugs has decapitated a man in his 50s in Mohammedia, north of Casablanca. The suspect, who allegedly killed the victim on Thursday around 9 p.m., carried the victim’s head around in a plastic bag. He proceeded to show off the gory crime to his neighbors, horrifying them.According to witnesses, the suspect first approached two people and showed them his gruesome package. At first sight, witnesses thought they were seeing a doll head, but then they saw blood. The suspect then came to a late-night tobacco shop and showed the managing couple the head. The suspect was a frequent customer of the shop, where he bought cigarettes.“He brought out the head and stated that this [head] will pay for it,” said Ahmed, the tobacco shop owner. “He tried to attack me, and I resisted. I could have been physically assaulted before he took the head and left.”According to locals, the suspect is well known in the area for being severly addicted to several substances and was recently released from prison. He is physically strong and frequently terrified residents.The neighbors called police, but the suspect ran into the nearby forest. After a dramatic manhunt with locals’ help, police apprehended the suspect.Police transported the suspect to the police station to be interrogated. Authorities have launched an investigation to identify the victim and retrieve the missing corpse.
10 February 2009A group of 150 ethnic Hutu fighters and their dependents who had agreed to be demobilized and repatriated to Rwanda have disappeared from a camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission there said today. After their voluntary disarmament, the group was cantoned under the care of a church organization in Kasiki, some 200 kilometres north of Goma, the capital of strife-torn North Kivu province, and were supposed to start their journey home on 8 February assisted by the UN peacekeeping mission, known by its French acronym MONUC.However, this past Sunday, the MONUC disarmament and reintegration team that was supposed to help the group get to Goma and from there to Rwanda arrived at their cantonment site to find that it had been abandoned in haste during the night.The team stayed in the region in an attempt to locate the group and persuade them to make good on their previously stated plans, MONUC said. In a statement, the mission urged them and other groups of Rwandan ex-combatants and their dependents to participate in the disarmament and repatriation process, which is crucial to end fighting in the eastern DRC.“[MONUC] reminds all Rwandan combatants living on Congolese soil that the doors remain open wide to welcome them and facilitate their disarmament and their voluntary return to their country of origin in dignity,” the statement said, providing a phone number and other ways of contacting the mission.The missing ex-combatants, who were formally disarmed by MONUC last July, were associated with two dissident factions of the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), which has been the target of a joint military operation conducted by Rwanda and the DRC.
VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. raised its dividend as it reported a first-quarter profit of $437 million, up from $412 million a year ago.The telecommunications company will now pay a quarterly dividend of 56.25 cents per share, up from 54.5 cents per share.Telus says its profit for the quarter amounted to 71 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, up from 69 cents per share a year ago.Operating revenue totalled nearly $3.51 billion, up from nearly $3.38 billion in the first quarter of 2018, helped by higher wireless and wireline data services revenue growth.On an adjusted basis, Telus says it earned 75 cents per share for the quarter, up from 73 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 75 cents per share and $3.51 billion in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Related Stories:Microsoft approves $40 bln share repurchase programRocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. Announces DividendCintas Corporation Announces Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Results
Jan Egeland, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, made his comments while on a visit to Gaza as part of his continuing humanitarian mission to the region, from where he will travel to northern Israel tomorrow to see the destruction caused by Hezbollah rockets.“This was clearly a disproportionate use of force,” he said during a visit that included a health clinic damaged by Israeli incursions last week and also a stop at the power station that was destroyed by an air strike on 28 June, leaving the Gaza Strip without 45 per cent of its prior electricity supply.Mr. Egeland made similar remarks to reporters earlier this month, when he also called for an end to rocket attacks that have rained down on Israel from Gaza and Lebanon, and for all those kidnapped to be released. After Palestinians from Gaza kidnapped a soldier, Israel seized dozens of Palestinians, mainly from the Hamas movement.A UN spokeswoman in New York said Mr. Egeland had also travelled to Gaza City today where he met with the Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), as well as with community members, UN and other agencies.He also met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, before tomorrow travelling on to Haifa, the spokesman added.More than 100 Palestinians, many of them civilians have been killed in the last month alone in Gaza and Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for “an immediate cessation of indiscriminate and disproportionate violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
NEWARK, N.J. – A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013.The judge’s ruling posted Monday faulted the plaintiffs for not describing what each defendant’s role was in the scheme, but it gave the plaintiffs leeway to refile eight of the 11 claims contained in the complaint.Attorney Barry Epstein said Tuesday that he planned to file an amended complaint on the eight counts.The consolidated class-action complaint is a combination of two lawsuits filed in early 2014, several months after the lane closings at the bridge caused massive gridlock in Fort Lee.An investigation into the lane closures led to the indictments of Bridget Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, and Bill Baroni, the former Christie-appointed deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.The indictment alleges the lane closures were orchestrated for political retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie. David Wildstein, another former Port Authority official, has pleaded guilty and is expected to testify against Baroni and Kelly.Kelly, Baroni, Wildstein and former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien are among the defendants in the lawsuit. Christie is not a defendant and has said he had no knowledge of the planning or execution of the lane closings until well afterward. A taxpayer-funded report by lawyers hired by Christie arrived at the same conclusions.A Democrat-controlled state legislative panel in an interim report on its inquiry didn’t find any proof of a direct connection between the governor and the lane closures.The scandal has led to several resignations and firings and has dogged Christie, who announced Tuesday he was running for president.The consolidated lawsuit charges the defendants with depriving them of constitutional rights to equal protection, racketeering, breach of contract and other violations. One lawsuit was filed by several people who said they were late for work because of the traffic jams; the other was filed by several limousine and taxi companies.“Despite the multitude of media coverage and governmental scrutiny about the facts and circumstances related to the incident giving rise to this action,” U.S. District Judge Jose Linares wrote in his opinion, “Plaintiffs provide only conclusory allegations against Defendants as a group, failing to allege the personal involvement of any Defendant as is required.” by David Porter, The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 1:20 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Judge tosses lawsuit over New Jersey bridge lane closings; plaintiffs can refile some counts
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is currently undergoing a medical at Chelsea ahead of completing his loan moveAfter arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015 from Inter Milan, the Croatian midfielder has seen the majority of his appearances come from off the bench at Real and he has now decided to leave in pursuit of regular opportunities.Following this morning’s announcement from Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui that the 24-year-old had informed the club of his desire to leave, Goal have now reported that he has arrived at West London and is currently undergoing a medical ahead of completing his season-long deal to Chelsea.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Due to the arrival of Kovacic, Chelsea will loan Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan.The France international arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £40m deal from As Monaco last summer but failed to establish himself under Antonio Conte and is now set to go to the San Siro in a bid to resurrect his career.
Mahabubabad: A dead lizard found in the food served to 12 children in an Anganwadi centre at Venkatram Thanda under Kesamudram mandal created flutter among the authorities on Wednesday.The teacher, who noticed a dead lizard in the rice bowl while the children were having lunch, rushed them to Area Hospital in Mahabubabad in ambulances. The food was also served to students of a neighbouring government primary school. All the children were in the age group of three to nine years. Barring a few children, who complained of nausea, the others appeared safe. The parents and their relatives turned in large numbers to the hospital. According to hospital authorities, all the children were safe and doing well, it’s learnt.
Katrina Kaif talks about her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor.Katrina Kaif FacebookKatrina Kaif, who has lately been quite comfortable speaking about her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor, has again opened up about how she dealt with the heartbreak.The Bharat actress said that though she was broken by the incident, her mother had told her something that helped her in rebuilding herself.”I had to break before I could proceed to rebuild myself. I had to unravel and feel everything that had happened. I had to take full responsibility for my part in the equation, what I could and should have done better. And accept that the parts that I was not responsible for were not my problem. One thought that helped me when I was at my lowest was something my mom told me, ‘So many girls and women go through the same thing, you feel you are alone but you are not’. That thought was very comforting,” Katrina told Mumbai Mirror.Katrina further said that the unpleasant ending of the relationship with Ranbir did not change her as a person. She asserted that she is not going to change herself for anyone.”I have always been emotional. I am a Cancerian and a sensitive soul. I am not going to lose that or change that for anyone. But what I have learnt is that as a woman, you must protect and maintain your identity. Your sense of self-worth comes from within and not from another person. You come into this world alone, and you leave alone. That’s something you should not lose sight of. I am not saying be guarded in love. No, love with all your heart. Being in a relationship is beautiful and I have a lot to give to a person. But I know now that nobody else gives you your identity,” the gorgeous diva added.Ranbir and Katrina dated each other for quite some time, and it was believed that the two were soon supposed to tie the knot. However, things did not turn up as planned, and the couple had called it quits. Ranbir is now dating Alia Bhatt, while Katrina is happily single.
Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterSpaceX’s Starhopper Is Ready for Its Biggest Hop Test SpaceX feels the need for speed.Elon Musk’s aerospace firm last week announced its second Hyperloop Pod Competition, scheduled for Aug. 25-27.Student teams from around the world will gather at SpaceX’s 1.25-kilometer test track in Hawthorne, Calif., to demonstrate their handiwork.But unlike the January competition weekend, which featured multiple judging criteria, participants will be evaluated on only one principle: maximum speed with successful deceleration (i.e. no crashing).The current summer roster includes new and returning 24 teams from the US, UK (University of Edinburgh), Poland (Warsaw University of Technology), India (BITS Pilani), Germany (University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer/University of Oldenburg, Technical University of Munich), Japan (Keio University), and Spain (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia).“Based on the high-quality submissions and overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the first competition, SpaceX has moved forward with Hyperloop Pod Competition II,” the company said in a recent announcement.Musk in 2013 introduced his concept of high-speed ground transportation. But before he could move forward with a functional prototype, the entrepreneur convened a 2015 student competition to design and build a half-scale Hyperloop Pod.“SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop transportation services,” the firm’s website said.There is no word on when Hyperloop Pod Competition II winners will be announced, or what the next step in the building process is.SpaceX did, however, emphasize that the August competition is an official event, and has “no affiliation with any Hyperloop companies, including, but not limited to, those frequently referenced by the media.”Companies like Hyperloop One, which put the finishing touches on its 1,640-foot testing tube in North Las Vegas earlier this month.As described by the startup, said tube will carry passenger- and cargo-filled pods traveling at speeds approaching a commercial airliner. Hyperloop One plans to have 500 engineers, fabricators, scientists, and other employees working on its technology by the year’s end. Stay on target
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Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. For the most part, GPS works great. It gives people the ability to get from point A to point B with a simple press of a button on a smartphone. That’s until you hit a big city.Tall buildings and satellite signals don’t like each other and in an era where companies like UBER and YELP depend on accurate navigation, Pete Tenereillo of California start up Pathsense has this to say.”GPS sucks. First off it sucks in accuracy especially in major metros where these transportation apps and delivery apps are thriving and, you know, satellite signals bounce all over the place,” he said. GPS also literally suck, quickly draining the battery life of a phone as its processors work overtime to triangulate real time satellite data.Tenereillo and his team have developed a technology that he says tackles both of these issues. Instead of using satellites, Pathsense has written code that turns your phone into a navigation device similar to what’s found on a submarine.”We are using inertial navigation, so we are using things like the gyro, magnetometer and accelerometer and other sensors and these are things that are able to run even when the CPU on the phone is not on,” Tenereillo said. Without the CPU running, the phone uses 90 percent less battery than GPS, giving people the ability to run location services on multiple apps like Facebook and Twitter and a dozen others at the same time without draining battery.Ironically, thanks to satellite data, an accurate map of planet Earth now exists. Pathsense utilizes those maps and uses the phones sensors to take the satellites out of the equation. “So we know a map of San Francisco or a map of Arizona or Abu Dhabi. We can know a map of the inside of a Wall Mart and that is how we combine the sensor data with the things that we know about the world and we can continually correct,” he said. There are more than 500,000 apps that utilize location services between Apple and Android, a potentially huge market for the start up. The company has already raised $2 million USD in funding and Tanereillo is confident his company is heading – in the right direction. (Written by Ben Gruber) April 17, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters