first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad is wary of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batting trio – Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, as any of them could take the game away, its head coach Tom Moody said on Monday.”We don’t have plans to restrict Kohli, who has been in an amazing form. If he, Gayle or AB has a day out, that might be something not in our control. What is in our control is executing our plans well,” Moody told reporters ahead of Sunrisers’ IPL T20 tie against RCB on Tuesday at the Chinnaswamy stadium.Asserting that he was not unduly concerned with the poor form of Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson and Eoin Morgan, Moody said they were world class performers who would thrive and have a success campaign. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )”As this (IPL tournament) is a different campaign, different team and different opportunity, I am sure all of them will thrive and have a successful campaign,” Moody told reporters after his team had a practice session.Admitting that the absence of Yuvraj Singh in the first game would be a big loss for Sunrisers, the former Aussie cricketer said he (Yuvraj) was a match winner and hoped he would recover quickly to be back in the team early.”We are hopeful that within a couple of weeks Yuvi will back in consideration for selections,” Moody said.Allaying fears over inclusion of Ashish Nehra in the final 11, Moody said the Indian pacer was in top form and his presence on and off the field was invaluable.advertisement”He (Nehra) is a wonderful bowler and a great character to have him in the dressing room,” Moody said.Asked if skipper David Warner would open the innings or play at fourth position as he did during the recent ICC World T20 for Australia, the coach said the Aussie was an extremely destructive batsman at the top of the order.”The thing about Warner is he can bat at any order. He was phenomenal when he batted at no.4 in the first half of the IPL campaign in 2014. As we saw in the previous IPL, he comes as an extremely destructive batsman at the top of the order. You ask any opening bowler if he would be happy to see Warner coming at four or one, I am sure he will prefer him batting down the order,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea are insistent that Roman Abramovich remains committed to the club amid a report in the Sunday Times that he wants to sell the Stamford Bridge side.The report says that the oligarch’s directors have appointed advisers from merchant bank Raine Group to conduct a strategic review at Chelsea.The Blues’ stance on Abramovich’s continued interest in the club has remained consistent, despite him pulling the plug on the £1 billion ($1.28bn) stadium redevelopment plans, as his UK investor’s visa was delayed as part of a government review. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In June, it was reported that Sir Jim Ratcliffe had failed with a £2bn ($2.57bn) bid for the club, and Chelsea again used that opportunity to reiterate Abramovich’s desire to continue running the team.Abramovich took a hands-on role at Chelsea over the summer, as he was involved in appointing Maurizio Sarri in Antonio Conte’s place at the helm of first-team affairs. He attended Sarri’s second game in Nice and he was involved in discussions around transfer activity, with his appointed director Marina Graniskovaia still leading the club on his behalf.The club was bought by Abramovich in 2003, heralding what has been the most successful time in the side’s history. Chelsea have won 15 trophies in 15 years, making them the most successful English club in that period.Chelsea’s fans held up a banner in support of their owner at their first home game of the season to mark his milestone year at the club. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette would do “very well at Barcelona”, says Claude Puel, with the former Lyon boss seeing similarities between the Arsenal striker and Luis Suarez.A move to Camp Nou has been mooted for the France international.It has been suggested that the 28-year-old is among those being considered by the Liga champions as they seek to bring another No. 9 onto their books. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Lacazette is a proven performer in that position and would be a useful alternative, or successor to Uruguayan frontman Suarez in Catalunya.He has just been named Arsenal’s Player of the Season for 2018-19, recording 19 goals and 13 assists, while previously being a prolific presence in his homeland at Lyon.Puel was the man to give him his senior bow and has told El Pais of a top talent: “Lacazette can be a player like Luis Suarez. “He can go into the midfield a little and ask to get the ball in space. For me, he could do very, very well in Barcelona. “Suarez’s problem is that he has lost some physical condition. He was more powerful and started more. Not now. “He knows how to get away, go deep and ask for the ball, because he is a scorer. But you need something more. “With Guardiola, Barca played 80 per cent of the game in the opposition half of the field. Now they accept playing a low block. When you are so deep, you need a striker to hold the ball when you get it to allow the team to advance. Suarez loses the ball continuously.”Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 2018-19While suggesting that Lacazette could be the man to improve Barcelona’s forward line, Puel admits that he did not always see him as a team player.He added on his first experiences of a Lyon native: “I went to see him play with the Lyon reserve team. He never ran, he never asked for the ball, he did not move into space, he did not defend. Nothing, nothing, nothing.“He did nothing in 90 minutes. But he scored a goal and he was happy. For him, that amounted to a good game. “He had a great character. It was difficult to make him understand that he needed to work, run, ask for the ball in space. “First, I made him play as a forward because we had many strikers. Then I put him up top so that when he won the ball, he needed time holding it until the others arrived.“He has everything that a scorer needs. He is small, but that is not a problem for him. He has progressed a lot without the ball. Run, work for the team. He has become a complete player.”last_img read more

first_imgzoom The November 2013 edition of Lloyd’s Register’s Gas Technology Report, issued yesterday, is dedicated to LNG as a marine fuel.Highlights include:A look at developments in Canada – a shipowner, the regulator and a shipbuilder talk about gas fuelled shippingProgress made by the Maritime and Port Authority in Singapore to develop LNG bunkeringThe CEO of Viking Line talks about the LR classed Viking GraceInterviews with SIGTTO and the newly formed Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)Luis Benito, Global Head of Marketing for Lloyd’s Register, commented: “We hope that this report will help readers build a clearer picture of the realities of being ready to use LNG as a marine fuel. Generally, developments so far reflect our view of a likely trajectory for gas-fuelled investment: take-up is mainly by niche or specialised trades, trades located in emission control areas (ECAs) and point-to-point traders predominantly in ECAs, such as ferries and small containership operators.“It is exciting to see how fast the marine industry in North America is turning to LNG – few would have predicted this a few years ago. Now it will be interesting to see how quickly gas as fuel will develop in the deep sea trades.”Lloyd’s Register, November 28, 2013last_img read more

first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Coldstream Road Coldstream Road, from Alton Road south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-7085 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 from Exit 5A, westerly six kilometres to start of Twinned Highway will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people on site. Stop and go traffic will be in place. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside-Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to traffic. Two paved detour routes are available on R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and a gravel road detour on Otter Road. Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, East of Exit 27A Traffic on Highway 104 will be detoured east of Exit 27A for about half a kilometre until Saturday, July 24, to complete construction work for the twinning project. Detour will be 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31, during construction of a bridge. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 INVERNESS COUNTY: Chisholm Bridge The intersection of Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Road will be closed for repairs to Chisholm Bridge until Monday, July 16. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-756-3192 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Belmont Road Belmont Road, from Trunk 2 north to Onslow Mountain Road and Belmont Road underpass, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Saturday, July 21. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 326 Route 326 will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, July 17, for culvert replacement. Signs are in place. Detour via Mountain Road to Upper River John Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 from Exit 33 to Yarmouth will be reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Motorists can expect delays. Local Area Office: 902-742-2416 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Twinning Project Route 245, Trunk 4 and Thorburn Road, near Exit 27, Highway 104, will be periodically reduced to one lane for paving work for the Highway 104 twinning project. Construction is expected to be finished by Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2, Springhill Junction Structure The Springhill junction bridge on Trunk 2 will be reduced to one lane for road repairs until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 Highway 106, from Exit 2 north to the Pictou Rotary, for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and signals are on site. The speed limit is reduced in the work zone, expect delays. Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 KINGS COUNTY: Shore Road, Oglivie Wharf Shore Road will be closed for repairs to Oglivie Wharf until Friday, Aug. 31. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-670-0762 VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge will be replaced this construction season. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road Hillside Road from Trunk 22 south for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2247 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from the Annapolis-Kings county line, east to Greenwood Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Traffic control people are on site. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Brooklyn Street from Morden Road easterly to New Road, Aylesford, will be closed for replacement of the Busby McMahon Bridge from Monday, June 11 until Friday, July 27. Detour is in place.The bridge is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Starting Monday July 9, Trunk 4 and Route 245 traffic will access Highway 104 via the new Exit 27 Interchange, formerly Exit 27A. Temporary traffic control will be in place in various locations along Highway 104 in Sutherland’s River during this period. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays and one-lane closures until Tuesday, July 31. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 NEW WORK CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Twinning from Sydney River, Exit 6, to Grand Lake Road until June 30, 2013. Expect slow moving traffic. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway West Bay Highway, from 100 metres east of Black River Bridge for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control and a pilot vehicle are on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge on Marble Mountain Road in Valley Mills will be closed for repairs until Friday, Aug. 10. Detour signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-625-4050 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be closed to replace the bridge and approaches. A detour is in place until Aug. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2, for about six kilometres from West Brook Road to Southampton, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Monday, July 30. Traffic control people are on site Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 from Exit 32 to Exit 31 will be reduced to one lane for paving until further notice. Motorists can expect delays. Local Area Office: 902-742-2416 -30-last_img read more

Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of late government member Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra fears that she may face death threats considering that the Attorney General’s department had instructed the police to file a case against MP Duminda Silva.According to the instructions issued by the AG, the CID has also been told to file cases against 12 others in relation to the case. Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed in the shooting incident in October 2011 and Silva was seen as one of the main suspects in the murder.  (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Premachandra had earlier said she will get into politics and take forward her father’s legacy as a politician.“I am still doing some higher studies. Once I finish that I will get deeply involved in politics,” she said. Speaking to the Colombo Gazette, Premachandra also said that she will begin her political career once she finishes her studies. Premachandra meanwhile also raised hope that justice will finally be meted out against her father’s killers, more than a year after he was shot dead. read more

“Early warning systems, public awareness campaigns and other responses often fail to consider the needs of persons with disabilities, putting them at an unnecessarily elevated risk and sending a harmful message of inequality,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day.“We can change this situation by including persons with disabilities in disaster resilience initiatives and policy planning.”The General Assembly designated 13 October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction in 2009, replacing an earlier version of the Day. Its objective is to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters.More than one billion people in the world live with a disability and this year’s theme seeks to spotlight their vital role in fostering resilience as they are at high risk of injury or death during disasters.“Unfortunately, most persons with disabilities have never participated in disaster risk management or related planning and decision making processes. They suffer disproportionately high levels of disaster-related mortality and injuries,” Mr. Ban said.“Inclusion saves lives. And it empowers persons with disabilities to take ownership of their own safety – and that of their community.”This year, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and partners, consulted nearly 6,000 persons with disabilities in 126 countries on how they cope and prepare for disasters. The results show that people living with disabilities across the world are rarely consulted about their needs in times of disasters. They also illustrate the various challenges they face such as evacuating premises and receiving proper care in emergency facilities.Mr. Ban called on the international community to “do everything possible to ensure that all persons with disabilities have the highest possible levels of safety and the greatest possible chance to contribute to the overall well-being of society.“Let us build an inclusive world where persons with disabilities can play an even greater role as resourceful agents of change.” read more

By a vote of 100 in favour to 11 against, with 58 abstentions, the 193-member Assembly called on all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on the basis of the 16 March referendum “and to refrain from any action or dealing that might be interpreted as recognizing any such altered status.” Action in the Assembly follows months of ratcheting tensions in Ukraine triggered by the Government’s decision last November not to sign an agreement on broader European integration. The capital, Kiev, erupted in violent demonstrations and street clashes in late January, culminating in the removal by Parliament of President Viktor Yanukovych. Tensions continued to mount in the Crimea region, where Russian troops and armoured vehicles were deployed in February and a secession referendum was later held, in which, according to the UN, Crimean authorities announced that close to 97 per cent of those who voted did so in favour of the region joining Russia. Subsequently, Crimea declared its independence, which in turn was recognized by Russia. In the immediate aftermath of those events, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to make Crimea part of Russia, while the Government in Kiev committed to never accept Crimea’s independence or annexation.Throughout, the UN has continued to press for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and other senior officials having visited the region, including Moscow and Crimea, over the past three weeks.The UN Security Council convened seven sessions on the situation in Ukraine, and at its eighth meeting, Russia, one of the 15-nation body’s permanent members, blocked action by voting against a draft resolution that would have urged countries not to recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea. The non-binding text adopted by the Assembly today contained similar language, underscoring that the referendum held in Crimea has no validity and cannot form the basis for any alteration of the status of Crimea or of the city of Sevastopol. It calls on all States to “desist and refrain” from actions aimed at the partial or total disruption of Ukraine’s national unity and territorial integrity, “including any attempts to modify Ukraine’s borders through the threat or use of force or other unlawful means.” Finally, the Assembly resolution makes explicit reference to the primacy of the UN Charter’s call for the preservation of the unity and territorial integrity of all UN Member States, and also recalls the 1994 Memorandum on Security Assurances in Connection with Ukraine’s Accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the 1997 Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russian, and other bilateral agreements between Ukraine and Russia. read more

first_imgBusiness social networking site LinkedIn today released its list of the “top 10 buzzwords” for 2010. The company’s analytics team pulled the most “cliched and overused phrases” from the site’s 85 million profiles.“Extensive experience” tops the list in the US, followed by “innovated,” “motivated,” “results-oriented,” and “dynamic.” Hey, while you’re online changing your Gawker password, why not hop on to LinkedIn and freshen up your profile a bit?Buzzwords, it turns out, are surprisingly universal. “Extensive experience” also topped the list in Canada and Australia. “Dynamic” was the top pick in Brazil, India, and Spain. “Motivated” popped up more than any other in the UK, and “innovative” was the most popular in France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.last_img read more

first_imgHTC has discovered that the world really likes 5-inch phones with crazy resolutions and powerful hardware under the hood. With the release of the J Butterfly in Japan and the launch of the Droid DNA on Verizon Wireless here in the US, the rest of the world is probably feeling a bit left out. After all, it was only recently that the HTC One X+ made its way to international carriers. A leaked photo today revealed to the world the existence of a phone that looks closely related to the J Butterfly and the Droid DNA, being called the HTC Deluxe (or DLX).Nothing regarding the specs on this phone have been released, but given HTC’s recent releases it is hard to imagine this 5-inch phone having anything other than a 1080p screen with a quad-core Snapdragon and 2GB of RAM. This hardware would place the phone right in line with HTC’s most recent smartphone announcements, and gives the UK carriers a phone just like the Droid DNA and J Butterfly. Android 4.1 running Sense 4+ is expected to be running the DLX, though there’s not yet any mention of pricing or availability.The design of the DLX more closely resembles the HTC Rezound, with its red soft buttons on the bottom and the subtle red accents on the front of the phone. HTC’s new front-facing camera with a wider frame and IPX5 waterproofing could be among the features offered with this phone, as each have been seen with the Droid DNA and the J Butterfly.If HTC is planning to release this phone by the end of the year, it is most likely that there would be a launch event similar to the ones seen in Japan and NYC recently.For more details on how this phone might look and feel, check out our hands on with the HTC Droid DNA.via evleakslast_img read more

first_imgBolivie : des glissements de terrain font des milliers de sinistrésDes pluies diluviennes se sont abattues ce week-end sur la Bolivie, engendrant des inondations et de nouveaux glissements de terrain sur les hauteurs de la ville de la Paz. Si ces catastrophes n’ont fait aucune victime, elles ont laissé des milliers de sinistrés.Voilà deux mois que la Bolivie est touchée par des intempéries, et des glissements de terrain ont pendant cette période provoqué la mort de vingt personnes. Ce week-end, aucune victime n’a été déplorée, ont annoncé les autorités, les zones menacées ayant préventivement été évacuées samedi, rapporte le site du Figaro.À lire aussiInondations meurtrières dans l’Aude : ce qu’il faut savoirMais les glissements de terrain ont détruit ou endommagé des centaines de logements, souvent précaires, situés dans une zone d’urbanisation peu contrôlée. Certaines familles ont tout perdu, et ce sont 5.000 personnes qui étaient sinistrées hier dans la région de la Paz, la capitale bolivienne. Six des neuf provinces de Bolivie sont affectées par des pluies intenses depuis deux mois. Une situation attribuée au phénomène climatique La Nina, qui a fragilisé le sol et a laissé, d’après le  dernier bilan de la Défense civile, près de 11.000 foyers sinistrés.Le 1 mars 2011 à 15:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster The future is female: BBC this week unveiled a new collection of Doctor Who stories—written by and about women.“The Day She Saved The Doctor” features four modern companions*, as composed by four thoroughly modern authors.Long-time Who scribe Jacqueline Rayner (she’s penned 16 licensed books and audio plays) is joined by novelists Dorothy Koomson and Jenny T. Colgan (whose tie-in narrative “Dark Horizons” was published in 2012 under the name J. T. Colgan).Comedian, TV presenter, radio panellist, Strictly Come Dancing contestant, and proud Glaswegian Susan Calman also contributes.Details are scant. The BBC revealed only that the book stars Rose Tyler, Clara Oswald, Bill Potts, and Sarah Jane Smith “as they explore time and space, get into trouble, fight enemies with the Doctor, and—more often than not—step in to save his life.”Presumably, each author was paired with her own companion and sent off to spin a yarn; the cover (designed by Kelly Wagner) promises “four stories from the TARDIS.”Geared at younger readers, this anthology is sure to please any feminist Whovian (via BBC)“Recognizing the Doctor’s female friends from across the show’s history, and in celebration of female talent in science fiction, the anthology will publish on International Women’s Day”—March 8, 2018.Geared toward younger fans (but inviting of all Whovians), “The Day She Saved The Doctor” is available now to pre-order in the US (currently exclusive to Kindle) and UK, where you can purchase it in hardcover (and pay for shipping).With the Doctor Who Christmas special—and, more importantly, Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor—almost in our grasp, news of an all-female-authored story collection is exactly the gift we need this season.And, thanks to a recent partnership between BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK, it won’t be the last.An exclusive series of season 11 stories—fiction, nonfiction, activity, novelty, audio—will be led by Whittaker, and aim to introduce the long-running show and its time-traveling topliner to new audiences, as well as indulge die-hard fans.Tune in on Dec. 25 to BBC and BBC America to watch the Twelfth Doctor team up with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell), before regenerating into his latest (and perhaps greatest) form.* Three contemporary and one prevailing classic Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauds the agreement reached last night by House and Senate negotiators on legislation granting the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and calls on both bodies to approve it immediately. The House is expected to vote on the TPA bill tonight, and the Senate will likely take up the measure next week.TPA allows the President to negotiate trade agreements and present them to Congress for a simple up-or-down vote. Every President since President Carter has had this authority, but it expired in 1994 and hasn’t been reauthorized.”Securing passage of TPA will be great news for U.S. soybean farmers,” exclaimed American Soybean Association (ASA) President Dwain Ford from his farm in Kinmundy, Illinois. “TPA is critical if U.S. soybean farmers are to remain competitive in the world marketplace.”Ninety-six percent of the world’s population lives outside the U.S. With U.S. soybean farmers dependent on export markets for one out of every two rows produced, the prosperity of U.S. Soybean farmers is linked closely to enhanced economic growth worldwide and increased market access. However, tariffs on soybeans and soybean products in a number of countries are very high and need to be reduced if U.S. growers are to remain competitive.The most effective way of reducing these types of trade barriers is through multilateral negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as bilateral trade agreements. However, in the absence of TPA, other countries are refusing to negotiate final agreements with the U.S because they would be subject to further changes by Congress. In fact, the U.S. is a part of only two of the more than 130 preferential trade agreements that are currently in force throughout the world. TPA is expected to help address this problem.”We’ve waited a long time for this, and ASA would like to thank all those who fought hard to ensure that TPA was enacted this year,” Ford concluded.Once Congress gives its final approval of TPA legislation, the bill will be forwarded to the White House. Upon its receipt, the President is expected to sign the measure into law.last_img read more

first_imgEnlarge ImageChevrolet believes the 10-speed automatic could shave whole seconds off the car’s Nurburgring time. Chevrolet When Chevrolet first introduced the hard-core ZL1 1LE variant of its venerable Camaro, the only available transmission was a six-speed manual. Now, buyers have another option.Chevrolet announced on Tuesday that the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE will be available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a new 10-speed automatic. According to Chevrolet, this quick-shifting gearbox is more than a half-second faster around the automaker’s Milford Road Course than the manual variant. It’s a $1,595 option on top of the $7,500 1LE package, on top of the ZL1’s $64,195 window sticker.This isn’t just an off-the-rack transmission. Chevy calibrated its 10-speed specifically for the ZL1 1LE and its demanding, track-demolishing nature. Other components were adjusted for the new 10-speed, too, including the Multimatic suspension system and the limited-slip differential. The 10-speed ZL1 1LE also has a new transmission oil pan and an additional steering-gear cooling duct.Otherwise, it’s the same ZL1 1LE that debuted last year. Its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 still puts out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and the manual variant still offers active rev matching. Its unique wing produces 300 pounds of downforce at 150 miles per hour. It also rocks a set of dive planes (canards) on the front, because canards make everything better.One thing you might notice is that the ZL1 1LE sports the same face as it did before. Despite almost the entire Camaro lineup moving to a new exterior design for 2019, the ZL1 1LE keeps rockin’ the old body. This isn’t unheard of — Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT350 never upgraded to a new face when Ford updated the standard Mustang, and the GT500 — the one that debuted a fortnight ago — still has the pre-refresh face for some reason. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 68 Photos More about 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Review • 2019 Chevy Camaro: Best taken at face value Preview • 2019 Chevy Camaro Turbo 1LE: Emphasizing poise over power Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow Post a comment 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is a serious track weapon Performance Cars Coupes Chevrolet Ford 0 Chevrolet 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voicelast_img read more

first_img Tags Google’s new Password Checkup extension is intended to prevent old hacks from haunting people. Stephen Shankland/CNET Google is releasing a new Chrome extension that could make account takeovers harder for hackers. The Password Checkup tool, which the tech giant released on Tuesday, warns you if the username and password that you’re using were stolen in any data breaches. It then prompts you to change them if they were.Even data breaches from more than a decade ago can still hurt victims if they haven’t changed their passwords. Consider this: A collection of 2.2 billion stolen credentials, dating as far back as 2008, continues to float around in hacker forums. Cybercriminals count on you being lazy. For context, hackers could take over 2.2 million accounts if just one-tenth of 1 percent of the passwords in that massive leak haven’t been updated.Google’s own database of collected credentials from public breaches contains over 4 billion usernames and passwords, said Kurt Thomas, a research scientist at Google.The company has used that database for the last five years to protect Google users who could be affected by third-party breaches. More than 110 million accounts were kept safe through this measure, Thomas said. “Without this safety measure, you’re about 10 times more likely to fall victim to an account takeover,” he said. Now playing: Watch this: Biggest hacks of 2018 3:26 Share your voice Security 10 Google’s Chrome dominates the browser market, accounting for 62 percent of website usage today, according to analytics firm StatCounter. The Chrome extension is similar to what Nest, a smart home company that Google owns, does for its users. Nest monitors publicly leaked password databases and checks its own databases for matches. If a user’s email and password for outside services are involved, Nest sends an alert requesting the person to change passwords — even if the company’s own data wasn’t affected by the breach.Google isn’t the only company that does this. Facebook’s security team also monitors public breaches. So does Netflix’s.This prevents hackers from being able to reuse passwords stolen from one service on another website. Hackers often employ this tactic to take over accounts, given how many people are likely to use the same password again and again. In a survey by Google and Harris Poll of 3,000 adults in the US, for instance, 65 percent of respondents said they reuse a password across multiple accounts. (Even so, about 60 percent of respondents say they have “too many passwords to remember,” according to the survey.)In 2016, hackers said they were able to access Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter account by using his LinkedIn password, which was stolen in a 2012 breach. Google’s new tool doesn’t save or view your passwords to match it with its database of hijacked credentials, according to Google.The 4 billion credentials in Google’s database are hashed and encrypted, and so are the passwords and usernames a person would type in to compare using the Chrome extension. It uses a cryptography technique called “blinding” so Google can compare your passwords without ever needing to view them.Hacks happen almost daily, but you’re not expected to check every day to see if your account information was leaked in a breach. People simply have a hard time staying on top of security-related matters. Up to 69 percent of respondents to Google’s survey said they were excellent at protecting their own accounts, yet only 32 percent even knew what phishing and two-factor authentication are.  Password Checkup is designed to fill that security gap by automatically checking and warning people if they could be impacted by a potential hack. “We felt this was important and tried to do this as a community service and help our users everywhere,” said Elie Bursztein, Google’ anti-abuse research team lead.Security:  Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Comments Chrome Googlelast_img read more