UP CM flags off 27 air-conditioned buses

first_img(Eds: Rephrasing intro)Lucknow, May 7 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today flagged off 27 air-conditioned buses from his official residence here which will connect Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur and Agra.Of these 27 buses, 12 are equipped with latest technology (Scania and Volvo). Apart from these, 15 general category (Janrath) AC buses were also flagged off, an official statement said.”As per the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra, these buses have been flagged off to ensure cheap, safe and comfortable journey to people of the state. On one hand, these buses (Janrath) will provide air-conditioned bus journey at a cheaper cost, on the other hand, (Scania, Volvo) buses will give better facilities to high income passengers,” it said.Scania and Volvo buses will ply on Gorakhpur-Delhi route (via Kanpur), Gorakhpur-Lucknow-Agra (via Kanpur) and Lucknow-Delhi (via Kanpur).Advance online ticket reservation facilities are also available for these buses, the statement said.UP Transport minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Women Welfare minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Sports minister Chetan Chauhan and Science and Technology minister Mohsin Raza among others were also present at the event. PTI NAV SRY TIR SC TIRlast_img read more

Would have liked to have a better batting performance: Virat Kohli after Wankhede loss

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli blamed his team’s batting performance for the humiliating loss in the first ODI against New Zealand at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday.New Zealand pulled off the highest run-chase at the Wankhede stadium as they crushed India by 6 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Chasing 281 for victory, Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 103 off 102 balls while Ross Taylor made 95 off 100 balls to help the Kiwis get over the line with an over to spare.Kohli praised Latham and Taylor’s batting effort before saying that he expected a better batting performance from his players.”We thought 275 was a good total. But Ross and Tom were fantastic. Didn’t give us any chances, apart from a run-out here or there. And when you get a 200 partnership, you deserve to win.”Putting dew into perspective, in the last 13-14 overs, we were 20-30 short. We would have liked a better batting performance, if a couple more guys had chipped in, batting a few more overs, we could have 40 runs extra,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.Earlier in the day, captain Kohli led from the front and slammed his 31st one-day hundred to help India post 280/8 after electing to bat first.The Indian cricket captain, playing his 200th one-day international, slammed 121 off 125 balls and became the second batsman-ever after South African Ab de Villiers to score a hundred in his 200th ODI.He also went past Australian legend Ricky Ponting on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in the format. Sachin Tendulkar is the only batsman who is ahead of Kohli now with 49 tons.advertisementFor New Zealand, it was Trent Boult who was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with four wickets while Tim Southee took three.Even though he had a fantastic outing with the bat personally, Kohli chose to praise Latham for the way he played in this match.”They tackled our spinners really well. They picked their areas. Credit to them. Tom especially. Enjoyed watching him. Not many games in international cricket but he showed a lot of character,” he said.last_img read more

LG likely to launch LG G8X at IFA 2019

first_imgLG back at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 launched its G-series smartphone – the LG G8 ThinQ – along with its first 5G enabled smartphone – the LG V50 ThinQ. Now, nearly seven months later reports indicate that the company is planning to add another smartphone to its G-series by launching the G8X at the IFA 2019 that will be held in Berlin between September 6 and September 11.When launched, the LG G8X would succeed the LG G8 ThinQ that is available in select markets at the moment. According to the 360-degree renders shared by tipster, who goes by the name OnLeaks on Twitter, and Price Baba, the upcoming LG G8X would come with a single camera in the front, which unlike the LG G8 ThinQ that featured an iPhone X-like notch, would be housed inside a waterdrop notch. This would make the LG G8X the first smartphone by the Korean electronics giant to come with a smaller notch option.The phone would, as per the report would come with a slightly bigger 6.2-inch quad HD display with extremely thin bezels on the sides and slightly thicker bezels on the top and bottom. The phone would measure 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm and it would come with a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm jack and an loudspeaker grille.On the back, the phone would come with a horizontally aligned dual-rear camera setup with an LED flash, which is a departure from the LG G8 ThinQ’s triple rear camera setup. Interestingly, the image render shared by the tipster lack a fingerprint sensor at the back below the camera setup – a feature that has been present in most of LG’s flagship devices including the LG G8 ThinQ. Also, the presence of the waterdrop notch leaves little room for the company to include other sensors in the front, indicating the absence of a face unlock feature. This indicates that the LG G8X would come with in-display fingerprint sensor, becoming the first of LG’s smartphones to feature that technology.advertisementGiven the timeline of launch, the report notes that the phone could either include Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor or Snapdragon 855+ chipset. In addition to that, the phone could sport a combination of standard and wide-angle lenses at the back.Notably, another report by Android World indicates that LG could launch the rumoured smartphone in the Netherlands this fall. However, Slash Gear believes that the Korean electronics giant might not launch the LG G8X at IFA 2019. The reason for this supposition is simple. LG recently teased that it would a smartphone with three screens at IFA 2019. Either the company is planning to launch a brand new smartphone with three screen or it is planning to introduce an accessory to its LG V50 ThinQ that comes with an attatchable second screen.Now, the second screen attacthes with the LG V50ThinQ using a set of POGO pins, which seem to be missing in the image renders for the LG G8X, indicating that a G8 successor is not what LG has in mind for the upcoming event.LG hasn’t confirmed anything so far. And we will have to wait for the company to share more details before saying anything for sure.ALSO READ: | LG G8 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowALSO READ: | LG V50 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowALSO READ: | LG may launch a triple-screen smartphone at IFA 2019last_img read more

USWNT thoughts: Ertz dominates at D-mid

first_imgUnited States Ertz dominates at D-mid: Three thoughts from the USWNT’s win over New Zealand Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 2 years ago 13:11 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Julie Ertz USWNT Ron Chenoy United States United States v New Zealand New Zealand United States Friendlies Women Women’s World Cup Opinion Videos The Women’s World Cup-winning center back has thrived further up the field, scoring twice in Friday’s friendly triumph Julie Ertz, for most of 2017, has been battling for her place with the U.S. national team. Now it seems like Jill Ellis could use a few of her out there.The 25-year-old, who brilliantly partnered with Becky Sauerbrunn in central defense en route to 2015 Women’s World Cup glory, earned just one start in the Americans’ first nine matches of 2017. As Ellis experimented with a 3-5-2 formation and auditioned new options at center back, Ertz found herself out of favor.Then came her goal-scoring appearance off the bench in a dramatic 4-3 win over Brazil at the Tournament of Nations in July. A central midfielder for the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars, Ertz got the nod at that position for a 3-0 win over Japan four days later. 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 And that’s where she started when the U.S. hosted New Zealand on Friday, scoring two goals before halftime as the Americans recorded a 3-1 victory in Commerce City, Colorado.Ertz opened the scoring in the 16th minute, showing impressive instincts and a finisher’s touch as she hammered home a Lindsey Horan header. She doubled the advantage eight minutes later, starting the buildup with intelligent circulation before making a late run to convert the rebound off Megan Rapinoe’s post-ringing header.s are wild! @julieertz’s 10th career goal + @Lindseyhoran11’s 10th career assist. pic.twitter.com/aQ8A5lmUbc— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) September 16, 2017 So good it Ertz! @julieertz in the right place at the right time. Again. pic.twitter.com/pgwYRgHJ2x— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) September 16, 2017But Ertz’s performance was encouraging for reasons that range well beyond her finishing prowess. Always a vigorous tackler, she had to rein in those instincts when deployed in central defense. Now we’re seeing Ertz unleashed, given freedom to run down attackers and make lunging interventions.She also gives the U.S. the type of truly defensive presence in midfield the team hasn’t seen in Ellis’ three-plus years in charge. While a parade of more attack-minded midfielders have cycled through the position, from Lauren Holiday and Morgan Brian to Allie Long and Horan, Johnston offers the type of tenacity that can set up the Americans to thrive in the final third.And, as we saw Friday, she’s not half-bad when jumping into the attack herself.Here are two more takeaways from the Americans’ win over New Zealand at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park:Horan thrives in advanced midfield roleLindsey Horan USWNT New ZealandSince Horan established herself as a U.S. regular after the World Cup, it’s become readily apparent she’s a special talent. Where to best use that ability, however, has been more of a mystery.Horan started in defensive midfield during Olympic qualifying in February 2016 but lost that spot to Long by the time the Summer Games rolled around. Ellis then tried giving Horan minutes up top, though that wasn’t an ideal fit either.On Friday, Ellis split the difference. Making just her third start of 2017, Horan lined up alongside Samantha Mewis in an advanced midfield role. And the 23-year-old looked right at home, using deft touches to slip out of pressure and efficiently spread the field.When the U.S. decided to play direct, Horan proved to be a handful in the box — teeing up Ertz’s opener with a knock-down header and nearly scoring one of her own just after halftime.Competition for minutes in that position will be fierce, with Carli Lloyd, Rose Lavelle, Andi Sullivan and Brian sure to be factors once they’re back at 100 percent following various injury concerns. But Horan got her chance Friday and took full advantage.Huerta adds wrinkle to fullback competitionSofia Huerta Hannah Wilkinson USWNT New ZealandFIFA approved Sofia Huerta’s one-time switch from Mexico to the U.S. earlier this week, and she made her debut earlier than expected when she came on in the 51st minute Friday for the injured Taylor Smith.An attacker on the club level with Chicago, Huerta made an immediate impression at right back. Although her decision-making at the position could understandably use some polish, she held her own defensively and managed to set up Alex Morgan’s insurance tally with a precise far-post service.Consider us SHOOK. @alexmorgan13 puts an exclamation point on the #USWNT’s win. pic.twitter.com/AylYss0AJ3— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) September 16, 2017With veterans Ali Krieger and Meghan Klingenberg omitted from this camp, Ellis clearly is open to revamping her fullback corps. Casey Short has proven herself to be a viable option at left back and center back. Smith again looked sharp at right back Friday before her injury, expertly slipping in Mallory Pugh in the buildup to Ertz’s second strike.Now Huerta’s name can also be mentioned in that conversation. While 39 minutes against New Zealand must be taken with a grain of salt, the 24-year-old is off to an encouraging start.last_img read more

USC vs. Utah: Game Time, Channel, Spread, Announcers

first_imgUSC Football players running onto the field before a home game.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: The USC Trojans take to the field before the game against the Utah Utes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Tonight will go a long way towards determining how the Pac-12 South shakes out this year. The solid favorite in the division, No. 10 Utah, travels to Los Angeles to face a talented but embattled USC squad.The Trojans opened the year 2-0, sneaking past Fresno State and then blowing out Stanford. Just when it looked like the ship might be righted, Clay Helton’s team fell to BYU in Provo, 30-27 last week.Utah has ridden a top defense to a 3-0 start, beating that same BYU team on the road 30-12, followed by double-digit wins over Northern Illinois and Idaho State. If Helton is to save his job, knocking off the Utes at home and potentially inserting his team in the division driver’s seat would be a great start.That is, of course, much easier said than done. Hyped for those Friday Night Lights 🙌 pic.twitter.com/m9RWy8SJEB— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) September 20, 2019The Utes and Trojans are the headliner for this Friday night slate.Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ETChannel: FS1Spread: Utah -3.5Over/Under: 52.5Announcers: Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce FeldmanTo Clay Helton’s credit, he was dealt an extremely tough hand for a coach on the hot seat, with an early season injury to former blue-chip quarterback JT Daniels. Daniels’ sophomore year emergence was seen as key to Helton sticking around long term.Insert freshman Kedon Slovis, who has put up incredibly impressive numbers in the Trojans offense. Since entering late in the Week 1 victory, Slovis is completing 77.3-percent of his throws for a rock-solid 9.5 yards per attempt. He has 715 yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions.The tests so far haven’t matched up to what Utah will bring defensively tonight, though. USC’s 22nd-ranked offense, per ESPN’s SP+ model, is set for a showdown with Utah’s 24th-ranked defense. The Utes have surrendered just 174.3 yards per game through the air.Utah also has a pretty dynamic duo in its offensive backfield. Tyler Huntley has been very efficient, throwing for over 11 yards per attempt and completing 77.8-percent of his throws. He has four touchdowns with no interceptions. Running back Zack Moss has 373 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, gaining 6.5 yards per clip.last_img read more

India have strong side for ICC 2019 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 16, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 16:55 IST Shikhar Dhawan was named in India’s 15-man squad for 2019 ICC World Cup (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan feels India have a “very strong side” for 2019 World Cup”We will perform really well once we get there,” Dhawan saidDhawan said the experience of Ponting and Ganguly is helping Delhi CapitalsIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan Tuesday said the selectors have picked a “very strong side” for the ICC World Cup starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.The MSK Prasad-headed selection committee Monday named a 15-member squad, which will be led by Virat Kohli, with Rohit Sharma being his deputy. Dinesh Karthik pipped Rishabh Pant in the fight for the second wicketkeeper’s slot.”For the World Cup we have a very good and a strong side and we are looking forward to the competition. We will perform really well once we get there,” Dhawan said at an event organised by Fortis Healthcare and Delhi Capitals to raise awareness for organ donation.Talking about his IPL side Delhi Capitals, who are currently placed second on the points table with five wins from eight games, Dhawan said the experience of coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly is helping the side.”The support of the coaches Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly… Their experience as a captain along with the belief they instil in us is great. At the same time, the young boys in our team are also getting mature.””It has been a good season for us. It’s a clean slate for the Delhi franchise, new name, new administration, support staff everyone was new. Our team is strong and is a balanced side with the overseas and Indian players. The way we are performing is good.”The stylish opener missed out on his maiden century of the season when teammate Colin Ingram hit a six to give Capitals a seven-wicket victory, but Dhawan has no regrets.advertisement”I was not thinking of the century, it was more important to win the match. At that time it was important to hold on to my wicket and take the team over the line because we had lost a couple of matches from a winning position.””People are only seeing that I missed my century by three runs but they should also see that I score a 97. If I have scored it once I can score it ten times more,” Dhawan said.Also Read | Dinesh Karthik celebrated World Cup call-up with RosogollasAlso Read | Robin Uthappa on Dinesh Karthik World Cup selection: Justice has been doneAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik: Very excited, dream come true to be part of this World Cup teamFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IndiaFollow 2019 World CupFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow India world cup squad India have strong side for ICC 2019 World Cup: Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan said that he is looking forward to 2019 ICC World Cup and feels that India have a very good and a strong side.advertisementlast_img read more

Stuart & Lau designs bags for the man on the go

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone Inspired by a shared frustration at not being able to find a briefcase that could keep up with their busy lives in two of the world’s most hectic cities, Matthew Stuart and Jimmy Lau founded Stuart & Lau, a namesake collection of stylish men’s bags built for ultimate mobility.“Jimmy was living in New York and I was living in Hong Kong and neither of us felt like any of the everyday bags we tried to use worked with the daily motion of our lives,” begins Stuart.“Traditional bags are constructed using a lot of different materials,” he continues, “which helps add structure, but makes them cumbersome and heavy.”The duo decided to strike out on their own to design a bag that was as lightweight and streamlined as possible without sacrificing style.The result was the Cary Briefcase.The Cary ($288) is constructed with a classic silhouette, but swaps out the traditional weighty leather for light waterproof fabrics. This makes for a thin, aerodynamic design that moves easily with its owner.In addition to its form, the briefcase also includes easily accessible outside pockets, extra straps for an umbrella and an internal padded computer compartment, which can hold a 15″ laptop. All of these features make for a bag that is stylish, but also extremely practical.Related: Troubadour Goods makes bags like you’ve never seen before“As we were designing the Cary Briefcase , we scrutinized over every detail to make sure they contributed to a bag that was ergonomically sound,” states Stuart. “We were so happy with the design of the Cary, that we decided to expand the single bag into an entire collection.”Since the Cary, Stuart and Lau have developed two more bags, the Constant Briefcase and the Monaco Weekender.The Constant ($298) includes all the features of the Cary as well as a full length zipper and magnetically secured external sleeves. The Weekender ($338) borrows from the utilitarian design of the briefcases while providing additional features (such as increased internal storage capacity and interior pockets) that make it perfect for travel.The Cary, Constant and Weekender bags come in black, charcoal or navy. The collection can be viewed in full, here. Farmhouse Catskills Brings Swanky, Mid-Century Modern Panache to Rural New York You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin You Can Rent Jimmy Chin’s Personal Camper Van Introducing a New Look for The Manual last_img read more

Promoting Economic Ties With China is a Royal Choice: Minister

Rabat- Morocco’s recent decision to shift focus towards China does not seem to please the kingdom’s economic partners in the West.According to Akhbar Al Yaoum newspaper in its November 28th issue, the Americans have expressed their serious fears that Morocco’s new trend to maintain its economic partnership with the Chinese will have a negative impact on their interests and investments in the country.The newspaper added that during the consultations that preceded the launching of the Industrial Acceleration Plan, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Investment and Digital economy has presented assurances that eased the concerns of the Americans. Moulay Hafid Elalamy said that promoting ties with China was not a governmental choice, but a royal one, adding that the Moroccan monarch regards the partnership with China as strategically important to the kingdom.Asked by Akhbar Al Yaoum, economic analyst Nuh El Harmouzi said that the economic rapprochement with the Chinese could help Morocco get rid of its economic dependence on countries such as France and Spain.The Moroccan king was to go on an official visit to China for the second time since 2002 but the visit was postponed at the last minute due to health reasons.The Industrial Acceleration Plan is spanning the period 2014-2020 and aims to create half a million jobs by 2020. It also aims to increase the contribution of the industrial sector to Morocco’s GDP from 14% to 23%.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

Sri Lanka optimistic about its future development goals

He said Sri Lankan got an opportunity to showcase its plans for the sustainable developed goals before the visiting delegation. The Government says the country can be optimistic about its future development goals.The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international pubic bank expects to increase its loan projects enabling the private sector to expand their investment in Sri Lanka, the Finance Ministry said. Addressing a media briefing held at the Ministry of Finance, EU Ambassador for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tung Lai Margue stated that the EU had earmarked investments of 210 million Euros for Sri Lankan during the period starting from 2014.The projects are expected to be concluded in 2020. Ambassador Margue said the EU and EIB are working on common objectives to support Sri Lanka to achieve its political, development and economic goals. The delegation met Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake at his ministry this afternoon (March 28). Among the other stake holders the delegation expecting to meet are senior government ministers, business leaders, members of the diplomatic community and local and international financial institutions. He said EU and Sri Lankan can make grants towards such projects while EIB is going to grant investment loans at interesting rates to the private sector.The Ambassador further said the goal of EU has prioritized its support towards projects which are focused on environmental protection and combating climate change.Ambassador Margue said that EU has been working on restoring GSP+ for Sri Lanka and it is being processed on a positive note. A high level delegation from the European Investment Bank led by its vice president Andrew MacDowell is already in the country to have discussions with political authorities including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and private investors with regard to proposed loan schemes. Addressing the media briefing, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the decision by the EIB to assist development in Sri Lanka is a big victory for the country.He said that Sri Lanka can be optimistic about its future development goals as a global banking giant like EIB has shown interest in the island. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Scooter Gennett Is Somehow Not The Most Random Player To Hit Four

2012Josh HamiltonRangersCF3151.246135+132.0 CAREER STATS THROUGH SEASON By practically all measures, Whiten, the former St. Louis Cardinal, had the most unimpressive track record of any player at the time of his four-homer game. But Gennett isn’t too far off — he has the second-fewest batting runs above average, the second-lowest isolated power and second-worst wRC+. By contrast, most of the four-HR club’s members were either superstars squarely in their primes (Gehrig, Mays), up-and-comers who already had great rate stats (Mike Schmidt, Rocky Colavito) or at least solid veterans (Carlos Delgado, Chuck Klein).Gennett is the baseball equivalent of Devin Booker scoring 70 points in an NBA game, or Nick Foles tossing seven touchdown passes in the NFL. Part of why we watch sports is that in any given game there’s the chance that a mediocre middle infielder might explode for one of the best offensive performances ever.And in a 2017 season that’s tracking for the most home runs ever, perhaps more of these types of games are to come. 2017Scooter GennettReds2B1759.15099-1.5 1993Mark WhitenCardinalsRF1756.13996-8.9 1961Willie MaysGiantsCF5957.269155+407.9 1976Mike SchmidtPhillies3B2548.248139+113.5 2002Shawn GreenDodgersRF4866.236124+154.3 1986Bob HornerBraves1B3966.229128+123.9 Includes career stats through the end of the season (or, for 2017, through June 6) in which the player hit 4 home runs in a game.Source: FanGraphs 1954Joe AdcockBraves1B2426.166106+18.2 1936Chuck KleinPhilliesOF5333.252147+328.4 2002Mike CameronMarinersCF3497.185105+20.6 1948Pat SeereyWhite SoxOF2087.188108+20.4 Before this week, Ryan “Scooter” Gennett was best known for being the first MLB player nicknamed after a “Muppet Babies” character. But that all changed Tuesday night, when the Cincinnati second baseman became just the 17th player in MLB history (and the 15th of the modern era) to crush four home runs in a game. If you were to draw up a list of players most likely to hit four homers last night, Gennett would have been near the bottom — probably somewhere between Cameron Rupp and Cory Spangenberg.Before his huge game, Gennett’s career was pretty nondescript. The second baseman had 38 career home runs to his name, and his lifetime weighted runs created plus (wRC+ estimates how many runs a player generates per plate appearance compared with the league average) is still just 99, slightly below league average.1wRC+ is scaled so that 100 is average each season. There was little to suggest he was about to become the first player in MLB history to record 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.Remarkably, Scooter is not the first lightweight to slug four homers in a game. Although the four-homer club contains such all-time greats as Willie Mays and Lou Gehrig, it also includes the likes of Mark Whiten and Pat Seerey. So where does Scooter rank among the club’s most unexpected members? Here are some pertinent career stats for each player through the end of the season that contained their big game: Scooter joins (mostly) elite company 1959Rocky ColavitoIndiansRF2175.262143+111.1 2003Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays1B5467.275140+283.7 1950Gil HodgesDodgers1B1944.172106+15.7 1932Lou GehrigYankees1B5470.297176+568.4 YEARPLAYERTEAMPOSPAISOWRC+BATTING RUNS read more

Radio numérique terrestre consultation publique pour du DAB

first_imgRadio numérique terrestre : consultation publique pour du DAB+Pour choisir quelle technologie, entre le DAB+ et le DMB, sera utilisée pour la Radio Numérique Terrestre (ou RNT), le CSA lance une nouvelle consultation publique. La Radio Numérique Terrestre est un projet ambitieux, mais difficile à mettre en œuvre. Une norme unique est nécessaire, mais laquelle ? Les standards DAB+ et DMB s’opposent, et le CSA (Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel) aimerait faire accepter DAB+, alors que jusqu’à maintenant c’était plutôt le DMB qui avait le vent en poupe.Devant la difficulté de réunir les nombreux acteurs, un moratoire avait même été suggéré, pour se donner le temps de voir ce que feraient les autres pays… Mais le CSA ne veut pas renoncer aussi facilement, et argumente que le DAB+ réduirait les couts sans diminuer la qualité sonore. En effet, il augmente le nombre de radios par multiplex. Le CSA espère ainsi convaincre les grands groupes privés de la radio, opposés au projet de RNT dans sa forme actuelleÀ lire aussiPassage au tout TNT : 500.000 foyers privés de télé ?Pour faire avancer la RNT, il compte délivrer les autorisations de diffusion accordées en 2009 sur Paris, Marseille et Nice et souhaite élargir l’accès à 20 villes supplémentaires. Excepté Radio France, les radios critiquent le principe du projet : il faudra plus de radios pour occuper le spectre, sur fond de modèle économique vacillant… Une histoire qui n’est pas sans rappeler celle de la TMP, la Télévision Mobile Personnelle.Le 11 avril 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

5 passengers rescued by Coast Guard 5 miles south of Key West

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people from a vessel on Sand Key Reef, five miles south of Key West.Coast Guard members responded to a call from the crew of Serenity, a 65-foot sailing vessel that they ran aground at around 6 p.m. on Thursday.The five people were rescued and brought to shore safely.There were no reported injuries.“The boat crew was able to rescue all five people aboard the aground vessel thanks to the proper use of their VHF radio,” said Waterways Management Chief Lt. J.G. Madeline Compagnoni.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Games of Thrones baby names growing on us Wook at the wittle

first_imgThe Mother of Dragons helped inspire some baby names. HBO/Helen Sloan The top baby names of 2018 as logged by the US Social Security Administration are now out. You won’t find any geeky surprises on the top-10 lists, but the data on the rising popularity of names shows Game of Thrones and Star Wars fans are expressing their love of fantasy and sci-fi.A future generation of George R.R. Martin readers came into the world in 2018 bearing names like Khaleesi (up from 631 in 2017 to 549 in the rankings) and Yara (up from 986 to 672). Babies born in the US received “Ari,” “Ariyah” and “Aria” as names, though it’s hard to determine if those are Game of Thrones references. “Arya” ranked in the 119th spot for female names while “Aria” came in at 19th. Perhaps a lot of opera fans had babies last year. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Share your voice Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today Game of Thrones Star Wars,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Stephen King has his own idea for how Game of Thrones should end Game of Thrones star apologizes for evil deed Cersei made him do Post a comment Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $520 at HP I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See at Amazon See at Turo Rylo 57 Photos Chris Monroe/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See it DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Angela Lang/CNET $999 See It 0 $155 at Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $6 at Tidal Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) TV and Movies Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET See It $210 at Best Buy Turo Amazon Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 See It Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the AirPods review $59 at eBay Boost Mobile 7 Some characters didn’t even crack the top 1,000. You won’t find Cersei, Tyrion, Brienne, Sansa or Samwell on the list. Jon Snow isn’t getting much love, either. The spelling “Jon” logged in at 754 for male names, while “John” ranked in the 27th spot.On the Star Wars side of things, Kylo moved up from 1,152 in 2017 to 865 in 2018. Rey, however, still remains primarily a boy’s name. It didn’t even make the top-1,000 list for girls.The No. 1 names in 2018 were Liam for boys and Emma for girls. While Khaleesi gained ground, “Daenerys” is conspicuously missing. Maybe because it’s so hard to spell it right. We can blame George R.R. Martin for that one. $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Game of Thrones heads to the finish Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Apple iPhone XS Tags $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read Google Home Hub reviewlast_img read more

Trump fears Mueller interview could be a perjury trap

first_imgUS president Donald Trump answers a reporter`s question as eight different phones and recording devices placed on his desk by reporters and White House staff members record his words during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US, 20 August 2018. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump said on Monday he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia’s electoral interference.In an interview with Reuters, Trump echoed the concerns of his top lawyer in the probe, Rudy Giuliani, who has warned that any sit-down with Mueller could be a “perjury trap.”The president expressed fears that investigators could compare his statements with that of others who have testified in the probe, such as former FBI Director James Comey, and that any discrepancies could be used against him.“Even if I am telling the truth, that makes me a liar,” Trump said. “That’s no good.”Despite his concerns, Trump did not comment on whether he would ultimately agree to an interview with Mueller, who is, among other things, investigating whether Trump’s campaign team colluded with Russians during the 2016 election and whether Trump has obstructed justice in the probe.Trump also declined to say whether he might strip Mueller of his security clearance, as he did last week to former CIA Director John Brennan, who had repeatedly criticized Trump’s handling of foreign policy and national security issues.Russia has denied interfering in the 2016 US election and Trump has denied any collusion took place.last_img

How Investing in the Arts Could Drive Innovation in Houston

first_imgpexels.com Listen When we hear about “innovation,” we may automatically think of technology hubs like Silicon Valley or Austin. But what about arts and culture? How do they drive innovation?That’s what author and urban scholar and Elizabeth Currid-Halkett studies. She’s a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. She’s speaking at a Rice University event tonight about the importance of cities investing in innovation for a competitive advantage.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Currid-Halkett about how Houston can invest more in the arts and why she says we’ll ultimately come out ahead for doing so.The event is tonight from 7 to 8:30 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, located at 1001 Bissonnet Street.elizabethcurridhalkett.comElizabeth Currid-Halkett, chair in urban and regional planning at the University of South California’s Price School of Public Policy. Share 00:00 /09:43center_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Astros Upcoming Breath of the Wild A10 Headset is a Thing of

first_imgAstro Gaming and Nintendo are two of gaming’s biggest brands. It comes as no surprise the two companies would come together to create a unique peripheral that fans of both their products would love. The all-new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild themed A10 combines Astro’s most affordable headset with symbols from one of gaming’s most beloved franchises. This new headset is specifically made for the Nintendo Switch.The new Nintendo Switch A10 headset features a stylish new black colorway with rich gold highlights and “classic” The Legend of Zelda iconography. It has full chat capability on Switch thanks to a new discreet chat cable. Like the original A10, the headset has a durable and highly adjustable headband, memory foam ear-cushions, and “precise” voice communications with the included omnidirectional mic. The headset works as intended whether you are playing the Switch in docked mode or on the go.AdChoices广告“With our new wired headset for the Nintendo Switch, we celebrate the iconic gaming experience that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild delivers to a new generation of gamers,” said Cris “Soup” Lee, head of licensing & partnerships, ASTRO Gaming. “We worked closely with Nintendo to create a stylish, uncompromising audio experience, with a special new chat adapter designed specifically for the Nintendo Switch. With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, players can chat with their friends while playing compatible games at home or on the go.”Back in April of this year, Nintendo and Astro announced a multi-year agreement. This new The Legend of Zelda-themed A10 is the first product to come from this deal, but it certainly will not be the last. Expect a wide range of special edition headsets, speaker tags, and accessories based on other Nintendo properties like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. in the near future.I actually got to try this headset out while at E3. I’m a fan of Astro’s headsets, so this wasn’t a hard sell for me. Of course, all of the awesome Legend of Zelda art on the headset just makes it that much better. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild A10 headset is expected to release later this year. Expect a full review of the headset at that time.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Rupert Everett says Oscar Wilde wouldnt have used Grindr – heres why

first_imgHe also added: ‘But still, Wilde was very interested in people. He gave tons of boys and young men cigarette cases and stuff like that. It would intimate he made personal contact, I think, with people.’Rupert’s filmography includes Hollywood classics such as My Best Friend’s Wedding and Stardust. He previously played Wilde on stage in The Judas Kiss in 2012.The Happy Prince, which has scored warm reviews, is in UK cinemas now. The US release is 5 October.Emotive trailer drops for Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . ‘Grindr’s about sending a picture of your a***hole,’ the actor said in an interview with Gay Star News, adding: ‘Wilde enjoyed the romance of meeting somebody.’Rupert is currently starring as Wilde in the new biopic The Happy Prince, which he also directed.‘He gave tons of boys and young men cigarette cases and stuff’Elaborating on the subject of Wilde’s approach to love and sex, Rupert furthermore said: ‘When he met [one of the loves of his life] Alfred Douglas – he was a Grindr-ish-type person – he introduced Wilde to much more sex, possibly.’[embedded content] Colin Morgan and and Rupert Everett in The Happy Prince | Photo: Lionsgate UK GAYSTARNEWS- Rupert Everett wants #GayToo movement to end showbiz ‘boys’ club attitude’Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince shines light on forgotten gay historyRupert Everett: Hollywood treats gays as ‘second-class citizens’Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupert-everett-oscar-wilde-grindr/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Rupert Everett has said his idol Oscar Wilde probably wouldn’t have used Grindr if he was alive today, because the literary icon loved ‘romance.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Clarius Reveals Wireless CartBased Ultrasound System at ACEP 2018

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 28, 2018 Clarius Reveals Wireless Cart-Based Ultrasound System at ACEP 2018 Mobile cart gives users the flexibility of wireless ultrasound in more traditional settings September 28, 2018 — Clarius Mobile Health is introducing the Clarius Cart at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2018 Scientific Assembly, Oct. 1-4 in San Diego. The Clarius Cart is an ultrasound accessory to complement the company’s lineup of wireless ultrasound scanners for use in more traditional settings. It is a mobile cart with a lockable cabinet to hold scanners, a working space for procedures, and a charging dock for scanner batteries and smart devices. It is designed for hospital and clinical environments to give clinicians the flexibility of personal ultrasound with the utility of traditional cart-based systems, without any cables.The Clarius Cart can store up to seven Clarius scanners in a locked cabinet, keeping them safe from theft in a busy hospital. Each scanner can be used simultaneously, on different smart devices as required. The Clarius Cart can be transported easily throughout the hospital to serve clinicians where they need it, including at the patient bedside, without having to worry about access to a power outlet.Clarius ultrasound scanners use 192 elements and four parallel beamformers, and support B-Mode, color doppler, pulsed-wave doppler and more.For more information: www.clarius.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more last_img read more

Helping agents kids and drunk Irish travelers

first_imgroomsXML connect today here www.roomsxml.com Helping agents, kids and drunk Irish travelersAs “Webjet” ads persist on TV, the fallout and feedback continues.I didn’t expect Chris Hill, from “dreary Belgium” to validate travel agents. Through a lengthy (enlightening, saddening and amazing) email it became obvious that Chris was a person whose work should be celebrated.Chris is helping us. Read a little about him. It’s an excerpt from an epic travel tale.How we “met” “I received ETB from a friend in South Africa. It’s easy to “scan”…. allows me to spot new hotel builds/takeovers/info faster than they “trickle down” from the “God Floors”. “In ETB I noticed your article “Webjet. Agents Can Do Better Than This.”What Chris had to say about Agents“Travel Agents ARE the human link with all your “In-One Place” travel arrangements. For 8 years I was doing RTW trip covering every continent 6 – 8 times a year – not including regional and national trips.“My Travel Agent saved me time and my company a lot of money. He also found it was cheaper to travel First Class on RTWs because we never paid excess baggage and the Frequent Flyer mileage produced a free trip every 5 trips. He even managed to book me on Concorde a few times with no extra cost“I had an accident in LAX and was hospitalised. The doctor estimated 5 days in hospital and 3 days rest. My Travel Agent re-booked all the flights and hotels .“Imagine if you had made all your air and hotel bookings direct on the Internet ?” Sounds like you are a busy man – how do you fit in health line? “I am now retired (I must be – my wife says I am – so now I have time….).“HelpLine was originally a charitable service offered by my Church in Pattaya where I helped foreigners who had fallen foul of the Law and were in jail.“At first we just provided fresh water (there was none) and friendship. The prisons were terrible. So I started Helpline because the numbers of children in jail (arrested with Mothers, some only a few days old) was heartbreaking. The Police don’t provide the disgusting accommodation with no fresh water , yet they receive all the blame which is unfair.“The churches and the Orphanages couldn’t help “Such people” so I decided to start a Children’s Shelter and did this with the pastor of my own Church.“The jail visiting service expanded to family contact. “Good morning Mr XYZ … sorry to call you at 03:00 but I have just met your son who has been arrested and is in Jail in Pattaya. Have a very quick hello with your son and then call me back on this number…. “Where there were health complications or documents lost the best source was the Travel Agent and many I had to pull out of bed in the ‘wee sma’ hours’. Some groaned, most didn’t and I was never refused.So help line is still running?“Bad health forced me to Europe. HelpLine faded away and was never replaced.“Some years ago we started a free school for slum kids inspired by the dedication of an Australian teacher.“For the first two years we funded literally from our own pocket. Then we started getting donations – usually small amounts. One of the prisoners made porn movies. … He was a rogue, but a very funny and positive person.“He offered to film the projects, visit the slums, see how they live and show the alternative provided by the Shelter. I refused with thanks and he said – “It’s because of what I do isn’t it?” Yes I told him – porn film making and Helpline simply do not mix well.“Along with other prisoners and bought me a Canon XH A1 camera, lights and a book on how to make a documentary and told me “Make a documentary on the slum kids and their solution.”I never heard from him again and that was close on 10 years ago.You must have some incredible storiesChris listed literally half a dozen great tales. But this one is my fave.“One Sunday morning I found a very bleary eyed young man from Ireland in the “Visiting Cell”. I checked the night log and he had been found on the street, drunk, and was in custody for his own protection.“His first comment to me was, “Are you the Manager here?” “This is not my hotel is it?”“I told him that he would be released as soon as he provided the Police with proof of identity and address.“He said his passport was in his room. I told him that one of our helpers would go to his hotel with a note from him and collect his passport.“He could not remember the name of his hotel, but did remember it was in Thailand.“I asked how he had paid for his ticket …. He did remember the Travel Agent’s name. I telephoned the Irish Police in the small town, they knew the Travel Agent and had an emergency contact number of the Manager .“Within half an hour the Agent was on the phone (It was just after 04:00 in Ireland) and told me the name of the hotel our prisoner was staying. The prisoner was released two hours later and rejoined his companions who had not missed him as they were drunk to the World. roomsXML.comlearn more hereSource = roomsXMLlast_img read more