Kane Williamson hit by bug, raises fitness concerns ahead of second Test

first_imgKane Williamson was missing from Thursday’s training session after being hit by bug, raising fitness concerns ahead of the second Test at the Eden Gardens starting tomorrow. (New Zealand take tips from Sourav Ganguly ahead of second Test)However, team-mate Tom Latham is confident that the skipper will recover as New Zealand take on India in a crucial Test match to stay alive in the three-match series.”Kane is a little bit crook (sick) today so he won’t be training. Hopefully he’ll be fine to go tomorrow,” Latham told reporters.”There is no discomfort, he is just down with a bug. Nothing too major, he is just resting up and getting right for tomorrow.”New Zealand lost the first Test in Kanpur by 197 runs. (Virat Kohli looks forward to DRS introduction in future)Williamson shared a 124-run second-wicket partnership with Latham in the first innings of the first Test.Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner also chipped in with gritty half-centuries but Latham wants little bit of more consistency from the players.”Nothing really changes too much (from Kanpur). You have to do all the cliche things you need to do at the start of an innings,” he said.”We weren’t too far away in the first Test. As Hess (coach Mike Hesson) has alluded to, we just need to do things for a little bit longer.”If we can do that with bat and ball it will be a good chance in this match.”last_img read more

Are we seeing a matured Virat Kohli mellowing down?

first_imgIndia Test captain Virat Kohli is the current most celebrated cricketer for a reason. Not only has he won all Test matches except one since he took over as Test captain after the unexpected retirement of MS Dhoni in 2015, but he has also shown and proven time and again that he is the leader for a reason.The Indore Test saw Kohli becoming the first Indian captain to score two double tons in Tests, after his first in Antigua against West Indies this July. Although the 27-year-old came under lens for not performing his best at home when he got out on 9 and 18 in Kanpur, he shut all critics up by delivering a 211 in Indore.When Kohli began playing, he was known by his aggression on the pitch. Not only has he been caught by the camera sledging a number of times, there has also been a couple of instances when he has reportedly abused scribes. From abusing umpires to Pakistan players, Kohli was termed as naturally aggressive.Instances when Kohli’s anger took the better of him:1. Kohli made an obscene gesture to the Aussie crowd in Sydney during his first tour Down Under in 2011. A victim of the crowd jeering, an angry Kohli reacted to the crowd by showing his middle finger.2. India-Pakistan matches have always been heated. But this time it was the on-field umpire who got abused by Kohli when a few rulings by the umpire did not go down well with the batsman.3. On a 252-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli lost his cool again in December 2014 during a series against Australia. He got into a verbal dispute with Mitchell Johnson after the ball struck his leg. Afterwards, when he hit a four, Kohli blew three flying kisses at Johnson.advertisement4. In January this year, Australian bowler James Faulkner and the batsman from Delhi engaged in a heated exchange of words after Kohli asked him if he was ‘fast asleep.’ He further said, “You’re wasting your energy. There’s no point, I’ve smashed you enough in my life. Just go and bowl.”5. During the World Cup 2015, Kohli reportedly abused a reporter of Hindustan Times when he mistook him for another journalist who had written a piece on him and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma. He later sent someone to apologise on his behalf.In an interview to India Today back in March 2012, Kohli was asked why he gives vent to his emotions in public and whether it is wise. He replied, “I do not abuse players, I talk to myself, I abuse myself. It’s my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century, I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.”But the Punjabi blood seems to have cooled down, like they say with age comes maturity. Kohli showed in more than one way that he has matured and mellowed down in the recent Test series against New Zealand. Donning the captain’s character, it was unusual to see Kohli appear this calm and composed.Neither was the 27-year-old not abusing as he celebrated with his team’s victory by 321 runs and regaining the top Test rank spot back from Pakistan. Nor was there any sledging between the India and New Zealand, the team that is considered to be very meek.KOHLI-GAMBHIR CALL IT TRUCEGautam Gambhir and Kohli were at loggerheads in an IPL 2013 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.Trying to hit his third six off Pradeep Sangwan, Kohli was dismissed in the 10th over. While KKR players ran into the cover region to celebrate,  Kohli allegedly said something that got Gambhir angry, who then walked angrily towards his then junior teammate, shouting. The two engaged in a verbal dispute.Kohli, however, displayed class by moving on from the fight when Gambhir returned to play under his captaincy in his comeback to Test cricket after two years.Kohli has seemed to realise that he is now not just a cricketer but also an international celebrity and needs to watch his words more carefully. This is probably why he has chosen his bat to do the talking instead of him.Earlier this year, he had said, “I have made a few mistakes, early on, that I myself admit, and there have been times when I have gone over the top and done things that you shouldn’t do in international cricket, but that’s how you learn.”last_img read more

Mithali Raj gifted BMW for India’s stellar performance in Women’s World Cup

first_imgAfter her wonderful performance in World Cup, Indian women’s cricket team captain, Mithali Raj is back to her home town, Hyderabad. While government of Telangana has announced Rs. 1 Crore and a house plot for her, on Tuesday she was felicitated at Pullella Gopichand Badminton Academy, where she received a new BMW car.The car is a gift to her from V Chamundeswaranath, the former Chief Selector of the junior Indian cricket team and current vice-president of the Hyderabad District Badminton Association in a function which was attended by Badminton Coach P. Gopichand and other dignitaries.After witnessing the wonderful performance of Indian Women’s cricket team, Chamundeswaranath, who has also captained the Andhra Pradesh state cricket team had announced that he will be gifting a luxury sedan to Mithali Raj irrespective of the way the result of the ICC Women’s World Cup final. Interestingly, back in the year 2007, Chamundeswarnath had gifted a Chevrolet car to the Hyderabadi as well. She has become the first Indian cricket captain to lead the team in two world cup finals as well as the only women cricketer to cross the 6000-run mark in ODI cricket.This year itself Mithali scored 10 fifty-plus scores in Women’s ODIs, which is the most by a batswoman in a calendar year in the 50-over format.Apart from Mithali, Chamunderswaranath is known to have also gifted cars to eminent sports personalities like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap. After the 2016 Rio Olympics, he had gifted BMW cars to P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Deepa Karmakar for winning medals in the global event.advertisementTeam India Captain Mithali on Friday arrived to a rousing welcome in her home city of Hyderabad, while in a function held at his camp office, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had facilitated Mithali and her coach RSR Murthy and announced Rs 1 crore cash prize for the right-hander, alongside 600 sq yds. house plot in posh Banjara Hills area of the city. The CM also announced a cash prize of Rs 25 Lakh to Coach Murthy.Clearly it shows that even though she was not have able to win this year’s World Cup for India but she definitely has won million hearts with her and the teams performance. The team is now back in India and all its players are getting appreciations from the governments as well as from society for their great all-round performance in World Cup.last_img read more

Buying new car? Here are the top 5 safest affordable cars no one told you about

first_imgBuying a new car in the time of today is nothing short of winning a battle. With an increase in the number of people on the roads, the sense of safety keeps steadily reducing. Unfortunately, in the Indian car market, the major emphasis is given on the price, cost to run, mileage, and performance sometimes while safety takes a backseat.In a report from the transport ministry released in September last year, the stats showed as many as 17 people died in 55 road accidents per hour on an average in 2017, with more than 50 per cent of the victims from the 18-35 age group. The report also stated one major fact – the overall number of accidents declined by 4.1 per cent from last year, but fatalities went up by 3.2 per cent.Now coming to hard numbers, a total of 1,40,652 road accidents took place in India last year, resulting in 1,50,785 deaths, and leaving 4,94,624 number of persons with serious injuries.With such numbers, we can assume that buying a car with adequate safety features should be on top of the list. Almost every car that is being sold in India right now gets a safety rating from Global NCAP (National Car Assessment Program). Global NCAP is a UK based company which focuses on the promotion of public health and safety, and consumer safety in vehicles.NCAP results can be used as a datum point to evaluate the structural integrity of the vehicle, vehicular impact on passengers, and possible injuries or fatalities at the time of a collision. Recent NCAP tests have shown Indian car manufacturers do make safe cars to earn up to 4 stars, but for a pan-market basis in the automotive segment, the thought process of buying a safer car than a cheaper one is yet to develop.advertisementBut we believe in our readers. So here are the top 5 safest cars you can buy in India right now.Volkswagen PoloThe Polo initially secured zero stars at the first test. However, in the second test, the hatchback recorded a 4-star rating. The German carmaker quickly addressed these issues and now the car has got dual airbags, starting from the base Trendline model. The Polo sold in India is powered by a 999cc, 4-cylinder petrol which churns out 75bhp of power and 95Nm of torque. There is also a diesel variant on offer which is powered by a 1.5-litre engine belting out 89bhp and 230Nm of torque. The powertrains are mated to a 5-speed manual.Prices for the Polo start at Rs 5.53 lakh for petrol and Rs 7.04 lakh for the diesel variant, ex-showroom.Also, the Polo is sold in GT TSI and GT TSI Sport, which is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and churns out 103bhp and 175Nm of torque. The powertrain is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Toyota Etios LivaWe are not new to the fact that Toyota makes one of the strongest cars in many markets across the globe. Remember when the Top Gear trio tried killing a Toyota Hilux pickup and failed. But we don’t have the Hilux here. However, the Etios Liva is one of the cheapest cars to buy in India which also gets a 4-star safety rating. The Etios Liva gets dual airbags as standard. The Etios Liva can be bought in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre engine which churns out 79bhp of power and 104Nm of torque. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.4-litre engine which churns out 67bhp and 170Nm of torque. Both the powertrains are mated to a 5-speed gearbox.Prices for the Etios Liva start at Rs 5.48 lakh for petrol, and Rs 6.76 lakh for diesel, ex-showroom. Renault DusterThis model from the French manufacturer started the trend of compact SUVs in the Indian market since its launch in 2012. The Renault Duster scored 3 stars in the NCAP tests. The model used is the one with a single driver airbag. The Duster went through a mid-lifecycle update in 2016 and is among the dominant market leaders right now. The Duster is currently offered in diesel and petrol variants.The Duster is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel which is available in two states of tune – 84bhp/200Nm and 108bhp/240Nm. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.6-litre engine which belts out 102bhp and 145Nm of torque. The lower power diesel model and petrol are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The higher power diesel variant is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The latest addition is the automated manual transmission (AMT) available with the 108bhp diesel variant but without AWD.advertisementPrices for the Duster start at Rs 7.95 for the petrol, and Rs 8.95 lakh for the diesel variant, ex-showroom. Mahindra XUV500When Mahindra launched the premium SUV back in 2011, one of the major highlights of the premium SUV was that it had a monocoque chassis. For readers who don’t know what a monocoque chassis is – a single shell. For chassis made in a single molded shell, with no internal frame. Monocoque chassis are regarded as safer and more stronger considering the vehicle body is integral to the frame, as opposed to body-on-frame construction. The model tested (W11 AWD) received 4 stars in the ANCAP test which is the Australian variant of the NCAP tests. The model testes are the same one in the Indian market and get 6 airbags, and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard. It also gets Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control, and Hill Descent Control. However, the W11 AWD model has priced at Rs 17.85 lakh, ex-showroom.However, the point to be noted here is the XUV500’s structural integrity. The SUV scored 16 out of 16 points in the side-impact test which checks the structural integrity in case of side-collision.The XUV is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk 4-cylinder diesel which churns out 155bhp and 360Nm and can be availed in a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The petrol variant is powered by a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder which produces 140bhp and 320Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic. There is no manual option.Prices for the XUV500 start at Rs 12.39 lakh for the diesel variant and Rs 15.50 lakh, ex-showroom for the petrol variant. Hyundai CretaOne of the successful models from the Korean manufacturer for the Indian market, the Hyundai Creta has taken the premium compact SUV market by storm. The car got a very commendable 4-star rating in the Latin NCAP tests. The vehicle tested was similar to the Indian variant, and featured two airbags. The Creta currently sold in the Indian market is similar to the one sold in Brazilian markets and is powered by a two engine option – petrol and diesel. The petrol variant gets a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder engine churning out 123bhp and 151Nm of torque. The diesel variant gets 2 diesel options which include a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engine options which generate 89bhp and 126bhp and are mated to a six-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic option.Prices for the Creta start at Rs 9.43 lakh for the petrol, and Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom for the diesel variant.last_img read more

MG Hector-maker becomes official global car partner of Liverpool Football Club

first_imgBritish carmaker MG (Morris Garages) Motor has become the official global car partner of the iconic Liverpool Football Club. A contract was signed between the two entities in this regard at the Anfield Stadium, the home of the six-time European Cup winners.MG Motor aims to accelerate brand awareness across global markets like Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, South America and North Africa, through its association with Liverpool FC. Thanks to goals scored by Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi, the club beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid in June. The team also finished the 2018-19 English Premier League season at the second spot with 97 points, just a point behind the champions Manchester City FC, who scored 98.Last month, MG Motor made its entry into the Indian car market with the launch of Hector in the price range of Rs 12.18 (ex-showroom)-Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom). The premium SUV rivals the likes of Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.MG Hector is available in India in both petrol and diesel engine options. The popularity of the premium SUV can be guaged from the fact that its select variants reportedly have a waiting period of up to seven months. For all the details related to the features and specifications of the vehicle, you can refer to our first drive review of MG Hector.The partnership will enable MG Motor and Liverpool FC fans in India to have VIP access to view the club’s training sessions. They will also have the opportunity to watch the club’s games live in the UK. They can get autographed merchandise as well.advertisement”MG is proud to become the official global car partner for Liverpool FC, one of the world’s most celebrated and historic football clubs, as part of its commitment to expand its brand awareness worldwide, including the Indian market. As a testament to this partnership, we aim to bring exciting experiences and create delightful associations with the Indian football community and fans. MG’s brand heritage truly resonates with the club’s rich history. We perfectly complement each other in terms of our ethos, brand legacy and the pursuit of speed,” MG Motor India President and MD Rajeev Chaba said. said.”MG, an iconic car brand with a rich sporting heritage, has been a valued partner of the club for several years. We’re incredibly pleased to not only be renewing this relationship, but also be expanding it on a global scale. As partners, we have brought some incredible opportunities to our fans and chances for them to get closer to the action. I’m looking forward to seeing what else we can achieve now that our focus becomes global,” Liverpool Football Club Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer Billy Hogan said.MG Motor will launch EZS electric SUV in India as well as globals markets like the UK, Germany, Australia, Thailand and the Middle East, in December 2019. In India, MG EZS will be manufactured at the company’s Halol facility in Gujarat. According to the carmaker, it has created its first limited-edition Liverpool Football Club branded car and is now looking at introducing the special version in India.ALSO READ | Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 launched in India, price starts at Rs 54.90 lakhALSO READ | MG Hector, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos: Connected car technology explainedALSO READ | Kia Seltos prototype: First drivelast_img read more

Will Brazil coach Tite introduce new faces?

first_imgBrazil Hernanes or Vanderlei – Will Brazil coach Tite introduce any new faces? Raisa Simplicio Last updated 2 years ago 02:05 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Hernanes - São Paulo - 29/07/2017 Rubens Chiri / saopaulofc.net Brazil Bolivia v Brazil Brazil v Chile Bolivia Chile WC Qualification South America With a settled and winning squad, the Selecao boss has just two competitive matches left before Russia 2018, but will he experiment further? With their place at the World Cup already in the bag, Brazil coach Tite is now preparing to announce his final competitive squad before Russia 2018.With no more than 10 days left to announce his latest 23-man squad, it’s not difficult to predict that most of those called up will have featured in his previous groups.READ MORE: What did Tite learn from WCQ?  | Willian states Brazil case  | Brazil’s WCQ campaign so far However, Tite is fast running out of time to experiment. After his final two qualifiers, he will have only friendly matches to make the final tweaks.  Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing With almost 80% of the World Cup squad already thought to have secured their places in Russia, Tite now needs to focus on the remaining 20%. The time has come, perhaps, to test some new faces in a competitive environment.For ESPN Brasil commentator Leonardo Bertozzi , Santos goalkeeper Vanderlei, who has already been mentioned by Tite in some interviews, may appear in the next squad.”Santos have only conceded 14 goals in the Brazilian Championship, they the second-best defence, and it’s been a spectacular year for him. He could rival Cassio of Corinthians for a place in the squad. Maybe Tite would like to see Vanderlei in training. He is in excellent form and very good from penalties, so it would be fair to see him called up.”Vanderlei Santos 03062017Current No.1 Alisson was heavily speculated to be close to losing his place between the posts, with Manchester City’s Ederson tipped by some to be Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper come June next year. However, concerns over Alisson’s lack of game time at Roma no longer exist since he has become first-choice in the Italian capital this season.In the midfield, Bertozzi sees a possible return for a familiar face, insisting Hernanes could prove a decent option for the list of reserve midfielders. The Prophet has starred in Sao Paulo’s relegation fight since returning from China earlier this year and could provide an interesting option off the bench for a coach keen to get some more guile into his midfield.Hernanes Sao Paulo Cruzeiro Brasileirao Serie A 13082017“Hernanes’ name may surprise some people but he has a history with the national team and has been in great form. He has provided a spectacular return at Sao Paulo, with seven goals in seven games as he fights desperately to save his relegation-threatened club, who would be in a considerably worse position if not for him.”Alexandre Lozetti of Globo , meanwhile, believes that Tite should not introduce new faces for his last two qualifiers, but agrees that if a new goalkeeper should arrive than Vanderlei is the leading candidate. Indeed, since Tite’s appointment a year ago, only one player – Willian – has lost his place in the starting line-up due to anything other than injury or suspension.Seeção Brasil treino Tite 29 08 2017“I don’t believe Tite has the freedom to experiment, and to win the places of players who have been called up regularly for more than a year, any new man would have to reach absurd levels for his club. “We have already mentioned that Vanderlei is yet to be called up, but I believe that only medical problems will open new doors to any new players. Perhaps the inability to change games offensively with his substitutes’ bench will urge Tite to look for new some alternatives to Renato Augusto and Gabriel Jesus.”Tite is set to announce his squad at the end of this week, with only domestic action and UEFA Champions League fixtures taking place between now and then.last_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Frank Lampard: I’ll be proud to lead out this team

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: I’ll be proud to lead out this teamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says he’ll be “proud” leading them in the Champions League against Valencia.Lampard is looking forward to his first Champions League game as a manager.”I will be proud to do it,” he says of the prospect of managing in the competition for the first time later today, “because I had multiple incredible nights in the Champions League, and some bad ones, and it is the ultimate in club football for me.”There is something about nights at Stamford Bridge, something about the Champions League music. There are memories I have and we have here as Chelsea people and I want to experience it on this [the managerial] side of the fence.”So I will be proud to take the team out, very aware that what matters is results, what matters is starting the group well against tough opposition but yes, I am excited.” last_img read more

Big Ten Network Releases Its Preseason Power Rankings

first_imgJim Harbaugh and Paul Chryst shaking hands after a Michigan vs. Wisconsin game.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 01: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh and Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Paul Chryst shake hands prior to the start of the game at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season kicked off last weekend with a “Week 0” contest between in-state rivals Florida and Miami.The Gators took down the Hurricanes in a comeback win, giving college football fans everywhere a great appetizer for the action to come this weekend.Week 1 kicks off this week with handful of games on Thursday night and continues throughout the weekend on Sunday night.The Big Ten gets its season started Thursday night as Minnesota faces off against South Dakota State. As for the rest of the conference, every other program plays on Friday or Saturday.College football analyst and former head coach Dave Wannstedt revealed his power rankings for the conference this week. He likes Michigan in the Big Ten East and Iowa in the Big Ten West.Here’s his picks.EAST 1. Michigan 2. Ohio State 3. Michigan State 4. Penn State 5. Indiana 6. Maryland 7. RutgersWEST 1. Iowa 2. Wisconsin 3. Northwestern 4. Nebraska 5. Purdue 6. Minnesota 7. IllinoisMichigan over Ohio State is a popular pick with Urban Meyer no longer on the sidelines for the Buckeyes.Meanwhile in the West, there appears to be an opening for one of Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern or Wisconsin to step up. Wannstedt is going with the Hawkeyes to fill the void.Will Iowa take on Michigan in the Big Ten title game? Stay tuned.last_img read more

You Can Drive Like Bandit in a Revamped Trans Am with 840 Horsepower

first_img The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now 1 of 8 Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser Next center_img Previous Editors’ Recommendations In June 1977, the coolest car in the country was a black ’77 Trans Am. That’s because a month earlier, Smokey and the Bandit burnt rubber across the silver screen with 96 minutes of Burt Reynolds jumping bridges, outrunning smokeys, and looking damn cool doing it — “for the money, for the glory, and for the fun,” of course.“You always remember where you saw the movie,” says Todd Warmack, co-founder of Trans Am Depot. Brother and fellow co-founder Scott Warmack adds, “Everybody wanted to be the Bandit.” Once you see how many miles and drift turns the car handles in the film (while Buford T. Justice’s patrol car gets crumpled like a sheet of paper), you immediately want one.Together the Warmack brothers credit Reynolds and his iconic role with the success of the Trans Am brand, which was all the more reason to bring back the model in 2017 to honor the cult classic’s 50th anniversary.Enter the 2017 Trans Am SE Bandit Edition. Only 77 models were made (all sold for about $115,000, unfortunately), each one signed in gold by the Bandit himself. Technically, the 2017 remake is only reminiscent of the Bandit’s original ’77 Firebird Trans Am because Pontiac made the cars until ceasing production in 2009. Today, Trans Am Depot licenses the name from General Motors and builds iconic Trans Am out of Chevy Camaros.But if anything, that’s a good change.The 2017 Trans Am Bandit has a genuine T-top roof and a GM V-8 under the hood. In true Trans Am fashion, an epic Firebird emblazes the hood. Expect more oomph, as Trans Am Depot boosted the horsepower from the original 185 to 840. Reynolds called it “an airplane on the ground.”Trans Am Depot even got Reynolds behind the wheel to endorse the new whip. While he didn’t take off his hat, he did say, “I fell in love.” That being said, there’s plenty of extra room to share the ride with your Frog, as the seats are extra big and plush. That is if you can find one of the 77 lucky owners and convince them to trade for 400 cases of Coors.Otherwise, if you’re looking to bootleg some beer under 28 hours, the Trans Am Super Duty 455 ($170,000)  might get you there faster, boasting 1,000 horsepower. Yes, you’ll still get the badass bird on the hood. That’s a big ten-four. Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeouslast_img read more

Province Sponsors Atlantic Youth Gathering

first_imgThe province is supporting young entrepreneurs through an investment in the Atlantic Canada Youth Entrepreneurship Summit. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Marilyn More announced today, March 24, a $30,000 provincial investment for the summit. “We are pleased to help support this event and bring together the next generation of young entrepreneurs,” said Ms. More. “Fostering a culture of innovative entrepreneurship will help lead to long-term skill development and economic growth across Atlantic Canada. This is exactly what jobsHere is all about.” The departments of Labour and Advanced Education and Economic and Rural Development and Tourism will each provide $15,000. The summit will take place at St. Francis Xavier University May 13-15, and will bring together 200 young entrepreneurs, ages 16 to 29, from across the Atlantic provinces. “Youth employment and the associated out-migration is a major issue in Atlantic Canada. This summit will give youth the opportunity to engage in discussions around entrepreneurship and long-term community economic development,” said Melissa MacMaster, entrepreneurship co-ordinator, St. FX’s Enterprise Development Centre. “By contributing to provincial action plans, participants will be directly involved in making rural communities places where young people want to stay.” Speakers for the three-day event include: Peter Kenyon of Australia’s Bank of Ideas; Brad McLeod, CEO of New Brunswick’s Momentum Group; and Tal Dehtiar, president and founder of Toronto’s Oliberte Footwear. The governments of P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Municipality and County of Antigonish, and St. FX also invested in the event. jobsHere is the provincial economic growth plan to strengthen Nova Scotia’s workforce with the right skills for good jobs, increase productivity and advance global competitiveness to grow the economy and make life better for families. Participants can register at www.xedc.ca/atlanticyes . For more information phone 902-867-5162.last_img read more

Fisheries and Oceans quietly cancels plans to award Indigenous surf clam licence

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government says it has cancelled plans to issue a controversial clam fishing licence to a First Nations company with ties to the Liberal party and several sitting Liberal MPs — including the former fisheries minister.A news release from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the process to issue a fourth licence to harvest arctic surf clam off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia was cancelled in early July, and that it won’t be issued this year at all.That multimillion-dollar licence was supposed to go to the Five Nations Clam Co., a company court documents suggest did not initially meet key eligibility requirements spelled out in the government’s tender process.The deal, which would have ended a 19-year monopoly on the Arctic clam fishery held by Clearwater Seafoods, was supposed to offer 25 per cent of the catch to local Indigenous communities as a way of promoting reconciliation and economic growth.On Feb. 21, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the deal had been awarded to Five Nations, which he said was composed of “First Nations from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.”In fact, the company only had two Indigenous partners at the time: the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick and the Nutashkuan Innu in Quebec.“The current process to issue a fourth arctic surf clam licence was cancelled in early July, and the reasons subsequently shared with the proponent,” Fisheries and Oceans said Friday in a news release. “A new arctic surf clam licence will not be issued in 2018.”Instead, a new process will begin next year in order to issue a licence that would be valid in 2020, with an “independent third party” evaluating the bids, the department says.The remaining 25 per cent of this year’s total allowable catch “may be made available” to the existing licence holder, the release says. “This would allow for the economic benefits to remain in coastal communities while Fisheries and Oceans Canada continues to work to broaden access to this fishery.”The new process, it continues, “will once again focus on confirming and validating the specific direct and significant benefits that will flow to Indigenous communities, as well as the proponents’ readiness to implement their submissions.”Conservative fisheries critic Todd Doherty was very pleased with the decision, describing the original process as seriously flawed.“This is great news,” Doherty said. “It’s what we said all along should happen.”In its original proposal, Five Nations admitted it was not officially registered in Nova Scotia until Dec. 13, 2017, records show — well past the Nov. 22 deadline to submit proposals. The company was not registered in New Brunswick until Feb. 28 of this year.Five Nations is partnered with Premium Seafoods, a non-Indigenous Nova Scotia company whose president is Edgar Samson, the brother of Liberal MP Darrell Samson. A newly added Indigenous partner, NunatuKavut, is headed by former Liberal MP Todd Russell.In the spring, Doherty requested the ethics commissioner to investigate because those Liberal ties. Doherty has also drawn ties between the deal and LeBlanc himself: The Five Nations proposal said it would be headed up by Gilles Theriault, who is cousin to the former minister’s wife.LeBlanc was shuffled out of the Fisheries portfolio late last month and now serves as intergovernmental affairs minister. He was replaced at Fisheries by Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson.Doherty called the timing of the decision “suspicious,” considering the fact LeBlanc was shuffled just weeks later.The Miawpukek Band in Newfoundland, which had submitted its own proposal during the original process, launched a court challenge alleging LeBlanc breached his duty of fairness in awarding the licence to Five Nations. The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion has also been looking into the issue.last_img read more

Peter Frampton To Headline Ed Asner Family Center Night Of Dreams

first_imgThe Ed Asner Family Center presents A Night of Dreams, a night of music and philanthropy starring legendary musician Peter Frampton, hosted by Emmy-winning comedian Wanda Sykes.Entertainment will also include a set by Naia Izumi (NPR’s 2018 Tiny Desk winner), among others to be announced. Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, world renowned celebrity chef Art Smith and Emmy-winner Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E Network, will be honored for their dedication to the special need’s communities. A Night of Dreams Gala will take place on November 15, 2018 at Exchange LA Downtown.The evening will kick off with Chef Art Smith preparing his famous fried chicken and hummingbird cake dinner family style for the main floor guests. Joan’s on Third will be providing platters for the mezzanine seating. The program will also offer an exclusive silent and live auction, as well as a “Fund-A-Mission” auction where guests will have the opportunity to support special The Ed Asner Family Center initiatives including summer camp for kids with autism and other programs for the community.Said Matthew Asner, President of The Ed Asner Family Center, “Autism and special needs including Down Syndrome, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy among others, touches all of us personally. We are excited to help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful new center that will bring life changing support to special needs children and their families, providing a major local impact in our LA community. It will be an unforgettable night!”The Ed Asner Family Center is dedicated to promoting self-confidence in differently “abled” individuals, bringing balance and wellness to them and their families. The Center not only caters to the needs of the special child but aims to engage the whole family in order to help them face their unique challenges. For Information and Sponsorship opportunities about The Ed Asner Family Center, contact Navah Paskowitz-Asner Navah@edasnerfamilycenter.org.THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM4:45 PM – Press check-in5:30 PM – Red carpet arrivals/cocktails7:00 PM – Show beginsWHERE:EXCHANGE LA DOWNTOWN618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014last_img read more

Popularity growing for Concordia Universitys Indigenous spirituality course

first_imgRobbie Purdon APTN NewsChristine Jamieson teaches the Indigenous spirituality course that has been offered occasionally at Concordia University since 2015.It’s become quite popular and will be a fulltime course this fall, as well as a mandatory class for a diploma in Christian spirituality.“It is really recognizing that connection that we have with all living things and that includes, you know, the insects, the plants, non-human animals, the fish, the water, the sky, the moon, the earth,” said Jamieson, an associate professor.Part of the class includes a trip to the longhouse in Kahnawake where students meet Elder Kevin Deer.“Basically I just give them an overview about who we are. So I talk a little bit about the creation story and what does that mean, how it gives us an understanding about how we understand the world,” said Deer.Laura Boivin is in the course this year and says she appreciates the different teaching methods.“We’ve definitely covered an understanding of the concept of inter-relational world and a spiritual realm of everyone and everything being connected and everything being equal and valuable without there being a sense of hierarchy,” said Boivin.rpurdon@aptn.calast_img read more

Fiscal update to lay out competitiveness plan close loop on some Liberal

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government will release a fall economic update later today that will seek to close the loop on some of its outstanding mandate commitments, leaving the door open for the Liberals to use next year’s budget as their 2019 election platform.The document will also include Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s long-awaited plan to help Canada compete for investment dollars, which many warn has become increasingly difficult following major tax and regulatory changes in the United States.Morneau has faced pressure to lower Canada’s corporate rate — but the government has signalled it will focus on targeted measures to accelerate investment rather than across-the-board tax cuts.A government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says Ottawa’s competitiveness blueprint will be fiscally responsible and designed to entice companies to choose Canada over the U.S. when it comes to investments.The official says the fall statement will also show that Canada’s annual projections for the federal deficit and the debt burden will continue to slide downward on trajectories similar to those outlined in the 2018 budget.The Liberals have faced regular criticism from the Opposition Conservatives for abandoning their 2015 vow to run only modest annual shortfalls of no more than $10 billion and to eliminate the deficit by 2019.Morneau’s budget last February predicted an $18.1-billion shortfall for this fiscal year — a number expected to gradually shrink to $12.3 billion in 2022-23, including annual $3-billion cushions to offset risks.The Liberals have no timetable to eliminate the deficits even though the economy is running close to full strength, which has raised concerns among some economists.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN tribunal jails former Rwandan mayor for 30 years for genocide

Three judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), sitting in Arusha, Tanzania, unanimously convicted Sylvestre Gacumbitsi, the former bourgmestre of Rusumo commune in Rwanda’s southeast, for his role in the genocide there in April 1994. Mr. Gacumbitsi had pleaded not guilty to all charges. The judges found that, between 7 and 14 April, Mr. Gacumbitsi – who was a member of the ruling Hutu political party – held meetings with military leaders and members of the Interahamwe militias, distributed weapons to these groups and organized meetings during which he incited participants to kill Tutsis. Presiding Judge Andresia Vaz of Senegal, Jai Jam Reddy of Fiji and Sergei Alekseevich Egorov of the Russian Federation found Mr. Gacumbitsi responsible for the massacre of as many as 20,000 Tutsis who took shelter in Nyarubuye church. On 15 April Mr. Gacumbitsi killed a Tutsi at the church and gave the signal for people to begin killing others. He also ordered his subordinates and police officers to participate. On 16 and 17 April, Mr. Gacumbitsi took part in further attacks against any survivors in the same church. By convicting Mr. Gacumbitsi of genocide, the ICTR rejected an alternative charge of complicity in genocide. The judges also dismissed a charge of murder as a crime against humanity because of a lack of proof. read more

Where to watch Raptors vs Warriors Guide to Game 6

Tickets to the final three games will be available in-person at the participating theatres. The viewing parties are limited to two tickets per person, per game. Click here for a complete list of locations.Viewing partiesAny bar, pub or restaurant with a television will be turning the channel to the game but you’ll likely need to call ahead or get there early to secure your spot.Bookmark this page and check back for more viewing parties in the coming days. If you know of an event, you can submit it here.Ontario PlaceIf you’re looking for a fun outdoor spot to watch the game head down to Ontario Place. A 12 X 20 foot screen has been set up at Vista Eatery. The patio will be licensed and it comes with a great view of the lake.Hotel XThe hotel will be showing Game 6 on a large screen. Admission is free but tickets need to be reserved. Snacks and drinks are available for purchaseTIFF Bell LightboxJust a few blocks away from Jurassic Park, fans will be able to catch Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The theatre will open its doors to fans with a big screen and big sound for this possible historic night.Ontario PlaceIf you’re looking for a fun outdoor spot to watch the game head down to Ontario Place. A 12 X 20 foot screen has been set up at Vista Eatery. The patio will be licensed and it comes with a great view of the lake.The Rec RoomThe Rec Room will have a rally party and show Game 6 on a big screen. Admission is free but reservations are required.Pick 6ix SportsPick 6ix Sports will be showing all seven games from May 30 to June 16.Broadcast and online scheduleGame 6, Thursday, June 13, in Oakland — 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PTListen at 680 NEWS, Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Sportsnet 590 The FAN will join Game 6 in progress following the end of the Toronto Blue Jays game)Game 7, if necessary (Sunday, June 16), in Toronto — 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PTWatch on CityTV, Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet NOW Other approved cities: Innisfil, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Windsor, Hamilton, Kingston, Welland, Waterloo, Orangeville, Halton Hills, Midland, Halifax, Aurora, Stratford and Ottawa.The following community centres will also be hosting viewing parties in Vaughan: Al Palladini, Garnet A. Williams, Maple, North Thornhill, Vellore Village, and Woodbridge Pool and Memorial Arena.WATCH: Raptors fans in Jurassic Park sing ‘O Canada’ ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals Whether you are a sports fan or not, basketball fever has hit the city and the country with the Toronto Raptors becoming the first Canadian team in history to reach the NBA Finals.While some fans have scored tickets to the home games, others will be able to watch or listen to the games on Sportsnet, 680 NEWS, CityTV, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, or watch them at Jurassic Park, at viewing parties and at their local bar.Below is a guide to the broadcast schedule and where to watch the games in town. Tip-off for Game 6 is at 9 p.m.Game 6 will be broadcast on 680 NEWS and Sportsnet 590 The FAN. (680 NEWS regular programming including breaking news, weather and traffic will still be on the website, where you can listen live.) Road closuresWith a large crowd expected at Jurassic Park in downtown Toronto on Thursday, the following road closures will be in effect:Bremner Boulevard between Lake Shore Boulevard West and York Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday.York between Lake Shore and Front Street West, and Bremner between Lower Simcoe Street and York, will be shut down from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday.Bremner between Lower Simcoe and Rees Street, and Lower Simcoe between Lake Shore and Front will be closed from noon to 2 a.m. on Friday.The eastbound and westbound York-Bay-Yonge exit ramps on the Gardiner Expressway will be closed as of 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Friday.TTC and GO TransitThe TTC will be running five additional trains and 25 buses before and after the game. The last trains out of downtown will depart Union Station at 2:25 a.m. with last connections available to Line 2 and Line 4.GO trains on the Lakeshore lines will be on standby after the game. Due to the nearby road closures, the Union Station Bus Terminal will close at 9 p.m.There will be no streetcar or bus service in the area east and west between Bathurst St. and Church St. and north and south between College St. and Lake Shore Blvd. The following routes will start short turning at or near those intersections at the end of the third quarter of tonight’s game: Summary **NOTE: MLSE says Jurassic Park will be open tonight for Game 6 of the NBA Finals Jurassic Park in the GTAEveryone and their friends will be able to watch the games on a large screen at Jurassic Park outside Scotiabank Arena, while celebrating with other fans at the tailgate party.Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment said several other Canadian cities have also been approved to set up local versions of Jurassic Park, where residents can gather to watch the Raptors games.Game 6 locations:Almonte: Old Town HallAjax: Jurassic Park of the East at Pat Bayly SquareBarrie: Barrie Molson CentreBrampton: Jurassic Square at Garden SquareBurlington: Burlassic Park at Civic SquareCambridge: Civic SquareDownsview Park: The Warehouse Event VenueMississauga: Jurassic Park West at Celebration SquareNewmarket: Jurassic Commons at Riverwalk CommonsPickering: Jurassic East at Esplanade Park/Pickering Recreation ComplexRichmond Hill: Richmond Green ParkScarborough: Jurassic Park Scarborough at Albert Campbell SquareVaughan: Jurassic Park Vaughan at City HallWhitchurch-Stouffville: Jurassic on the Park and 19 on the ParkWhitby: Whitby Civic Recreation Complex Watch for free at CineplexCineplex will be airing the games for free at select theatre locations across the country. Some locations are already sold out.Cineplex Yonge and DundasCineplex QueenswayCineplex Eglinton Town CentreCineplex Yonge and EglintonCineplex Cinemas Courtney ParkCineplex Cinemas VaughanCineplex Cinemas Winston ChurchillCineplex Odeon Ajax CinemasCineplex Odeon South Keys CinemasCineplex Odeon Westmount CinemasCineplex ScarboroughGalaxy Cinemas BarrieGalaxy Cinemas GuelphGalaxy Cinemas PeterboroughScotiabank Theatre OttawaSilverCity Burlington CinemasSilverCity Newmarket CinemasSilverCity Sudbury CinemasSilverCity Thunder Bay CinemasSilverCity Windsor CinemasSilverCity Richmond Hill BROWSE nba final | toronto raptors Related Stories Public spaces, cinemas to air Toronto Raptors games during NBA finals read more

Ohio State tops Michigan State 4937 in rematch of 2013 Big Ten

Buckeye football players link arms as they enter Spartan Stadium prior to a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37. Credit: Ritika Shah / Lantern TV News DirectorEAST LANSING, Mich. — Eleven months and a day after Michigan State beat Ohio State in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game, the No. 13 Buckeyes overcame an early deficit to top the No. 7 Spartans, 49-37, on the road.After the game, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott described OSU’s locker room as “ecstatic.”“Everyone’s in there smiling,” Elliott said. “Toothy smiles; big, beautiful smiles. We love each other and we came out and we played for each other. And we’re just happy to go out there and win for each other.”The win put the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-0) alone atop the Big Ten East Division standings, breaking a tie with Michigan State (7-2, 4-1). OSU also set a conference record with its 21st consecutive regular season Big Ten win.“It was a great opportunity for two good football teams to go play, and I’m very proud of our guys,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game. “A young team grew up tonight.”Elliott said OSU came into the game with a chip on its shoulder, and added the Buckeyes wanted to prove their doubters wrong.“Just coming into this game, no one believed in us,” he said. “We had no one behind our back besides Buckeye nation and ourselves. We just had to come out and prove to the world that we’re ready.”Heading into the weekend, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 14 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while the Spartans were No. 8.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said beating Michigan State means OSU’s “dreams are still alive for this year.” He added the game was about playing for the future, rather than getting revenge for last year’s loss.“It’s about accomplishing what we can accomplish this year,” Bennett said after the game. “And so by having that big win over a really good team, it really just keeps everything alive and starts putting us in the conversation.”After a handful of early miscues put OSU in an early hole, the Buckeyes surged to a 28-10 run to take a 42-24 lead early in the fourth quarter.“We just tried to forget about the mistakes, because mistakes happen in games,” redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett said after the game. “Those were…big mistakes, wish we didn’t make ‘em, but we did. We just all had to respond as a team and just get back together and play football.”Michigan State responded with a touchdown to cut the lead to 11, but Barrett sparked the Buckeyes on the ensuing drive, extending the lead to 18 at Spartan Stadium.On second-and-eight on his own 24-yard line, Barrett kept the ball and rushed outside before putting his head down to finish off a 55-yard run. Two plays later, Elliott powered the ball across the goal line for a 17-yard touchdown run, making it 49-31 with 7:12 on the clock.The Spartans tacked on another touchdown from redshirt-senior running back Jeremy Langford, but OSU ran nearly five minutes off the clock to help seal the win.The Buckeyes totaled 568 yards on offense, compared to 536 for Michigan State.Coming into the game, the Spartans’ defense had given up an average of 279.4 yards per game.“They’ve been talking about that defense, how they can stop everybody in the country,” sophomore safety Vonn Bell said after the game. “You seen our offense just shove it down their throats.”In a first half filled with momentum swings, OSU found a way to take a 28-21 advantage into the locker rooms — thanks in part to four total touchdowns from Barrett.After both teams scored early in the first quarter, OSU muffed a punt and Michigan State Jeremy Langford scored from 33 yards out on the first play of the ensuing drive.Barrett answered with his second touchdown run of the night on fourth-and-goal at the one, but Langford scored again to make it 21-14, set up by a key third-and-23 pass to senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a gain of 43 yards.“It was definitely a big time play,” Barrett said. “He did a great job just getting open and I just threw the ball to him.”OSU sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson fumbled on the ensuing kick to give the ball back to the Spartans, but they missed a 39-yard field goal to give OSU the ball on its own 21-yard line.On the opening play of the next drive, Barrett hit redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas for a 79-yard touchdown to tie the game at 21.After the game, Thomas said he knew what was going to happen before the ball was snapped.“Before the play came I knew I was going to score,” Thomas said. “Because of my confidence. I watch film on them.”After a Michigan State punt, Barrett went deep again and found Smith for a 44-yard touchdown, capping a five-play, 64-yard go-ahead drive for the Buckeyes.The 28-21 halftime lead came despite a pair of fumbles and six penalties for OSU.Michigan State opened the final 30 minutes with a field goal, but a 13-play OSU drive was capped by a one-yard touchdown run from Elliott, making it 35-24 with 2:18 to play in the third quarter.The Buckeyes stopped Michigan State on fourth-and-five on the ensuing drive, taking over at their own 36 to start the fourth.OSU marched down the field in less than three minutes before Barrett hit Wilson for a seven-yard touchdown to make it 42-24 with 12:07 to play. Michigan State redshirt-junior quarterback Connor Cook responded with a 16-yard touchdown strike to sophomore tight end Josiah Price.After Elliott’s touchdown, the Spartans took it back down the field for a touchdown, but Cook’s two-point conversion attempt fell short, keeping a 12-point advantage for OSU with 5:20 to play.Barrett finished the game with exactly 300 passing yards and three touchdowns and added another 86 yards and two scores on the ground. Elliott led all players with 154 rushing yards while Smith totaled 129 yards receiving.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett paced the OSU defense with four total tackles and the team’s only sack.Cook threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns while Langford totaled 137 yards and three scores on just 18 carries in the loss.The Buckeyes’ win marked their 12th consecutive victory on the road, which is the best ongoing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.OSU is set to close out a two-game road trip Nov. 15 against Minnesota in Minneapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.After the Golden Gophers beat Iowa, 51-14, before the Buckeyes took the field on Saturday, Meyer said his team doesn’t have much time to relax before getting back to work.“If you want to use the term exhale, we can’t exhale very long because we go on the road next week against a team that whooped Iowa,” he said. read more

iOS 13 Forces You to Make Eye Contact While FaceTiming

first_imgHow iOS 13 FaceTime Attention Correction works: it simply uses ARKit to grab a depth map/position of your face, and adjusts the eyes accordingly.Notice the warping of the line across both the eyes and nose. pic.twitter.com/U7PMa4oNGN— Dave Schukin (@schukin) July 3, 2019Using the arm from a pair of glasses, Schukin demonstrates how the software creates a slight warping around the eye area to achieve the effect.It even works while wearing sunglasses. Screenshots of iOS 13 ‘Dark Mode’ Leaked Ahead of WWDC Stay on target Sunglasses also experience similar warping in the eye regions, which is exactly what you’d expect from a simple ARKit-based implementation. pic.twitter.com/rMmNoDCMSQ— Dave Schukin (@schukin) July 3, 2019Rundle, who predicted such a function back in 2017, called Attention Correction “some next-century s**t,” describing it as “like peeking into the matrix.”According to other Twitter testers, the feature—which can be toggled on and off in FaceTime’s settings—is currently available only on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR handsets running this version of the beta.There is no word on which iDevices it will eventually be compatible with, whether it supports group calls, or if it works on multiple sets of eyes within one frame.Apple did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.FaceTime Attention Correction should arrive in the public beta next week.iOS 13 is expected to roll out to everyone this fall, with updates including Dark Mode, better screenshot-editing tools, a revamped Reminders app, and a unified Find My Friends/Find My iPhone service.More on Geek.com:Apple Fixes FaceTime Flaw, Compensates Teen Who Found ItAugmented Reality ‘Angry Birds’ and Apple’s Other iPhone Gaming PlansThe 5 Best Alternatives to FaceTime for Android Maintaining eye contact has never been easier with Apple’s hidden FaceTime feature.The third iOS 13 developer beta reportedly includes a function that “corrects” users’ focus when video chatting.During a normal video call, your line of sight naturally slumps, since you’re looking at the other participant (or your own face in the corner), rather than the front-facing camera.But new “FaceTime Attention Correction” appears to use some sort of witchcraft to adjust your view for better (albeit fake) eye contact.Spotted by app designer Mike Rundle on Twitter, the upcoming feature was corroborated by Dave Schukin, CEO of AI firm Observant.“It simply uses ARKit to grab a depth map/position of your face, and adjusts the eyes accordingly,” he tweeted on Wednesday.last_img read more

Injury accident blocks Lewisville Highway

first_imgTwo people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on state Highway 503 that clogged traffic for more than two hours Friday afternoon.The crash was reported at 1:45 p.m. nearly two miles north of Battle Ground on one of the few straight sections of Lewisville Highway. Clyde Simonson, 67, of Battle Ground drove a Toyota Tundra onto the northbound highway from Northeast 132nd Avenue and into the path of an Infiniti sedan, according to the Washington State Patrol.Simonson was not injured, but the sedan’s driver, Stevie Synogound, 17, of Portland, and her passenger, Sherry Frentress, 64, of Yacolt, were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. A LifeFlight helicopter ambulance was put on standby but later released.Simonson was cited by the State Patrol for failing to yield to Synogound.last_img read more