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Samsung Galaxy A8s full specs leaked ahead of expected January 2019 launchSamsung Galaxy A8s full specs leaked ahead of expected January 2019 launch

first_imgThe coming year, 2019, is going to be important for Samsung. Besides announcing its tenth-anniversary edition Galaxy S10 series, the South Korean smartphone maker is also going to launch its first fully foldable smartphone, the company has announced. In fact, Samsung is reportedly working on a 5G support model of the S10 as well, which the company may not announce alongside the other models. The Galaxy S10 with 5G support could go official a few months later. In addition to these premium phones, Samsung has also confirmed to bring phones with its newly announced displays including — Infinity-O, Infinity-U and Infinity-V. Rumours suggest that the company has already started working hard on its first Infinity-O phone, which is most likely going to the Galaxy A8s.During the launch of the Galaxy A9s and Galaxy A6s, Samsung has officially confirmed the coming of Galaxy A8s. The company, however, hasn’t yet confirmed the launch timeline of the Galaxy A8s, but rumours suggest that the smartphone could go official sometime around January next year, 2019. Ahead of the launch, the Infinity-O display Samsung phone has been subjected to several leaks and rumours. Last week, renders showing the complete phone had leaked, and now the full specs of the phone have surfaced online.The new leak goes in line with the previous ones and reveals that the Galaxy A8s will indeed come with Infinity-O display. This means that the screen of the Samsung phone will sport a hole in the upper left corner. The hole is basically to equip the selfie camera, which is said to have a 24-megapixel sensor. On the rear panel, the Galaxy A8s is expected to sport three cameras just as the recently launched Galaxy A7 (2018). This makes the Galaxy A8s the second phone from Samsung to get a triple camera setup on the rear panel.advertisementAs for the specs, the new leak reveals that the Galaxy A8s will come with a primary camera of 25-megapixel sensor, secondary camera of 5-megapixel, and third camera of a 10-megapixel. As of now, there’s no confirmation on the aperture and other camera features and modes that the Galaxy A8s will pack.ALSO READ: Huawei may launch smartphone with punch hole display ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy A8sThe leak further reveals that the Galaxy A8s will sport a 6.39-inch LCD screen supplied by Chinese display maker — BOE. On the hardware front, the leak suggests that the Samsung phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s recently launched Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. The leak also reveals that the Galaxy A8s will come packed with a 3,400mAh battery. Although the software running the Samsung phone hasn’t been revealed in the leak, we expect the phone to come with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.last_img read more

Ruthless Man City put five past LiverpoolRuthless Man City put five past Liverpool

first_imgManchester City 5 Liverpool 0: Aguero, Jesus & Sane punish Mane red Russell Greaves Last updated 2 years ago 21:31 9/9/2017 AgueroJesusCropped Getty Images Sadio Mane’s red card left Liverpool vulnerable and Manchester City capitalised in a 5-0 win on Saturday. Manchester City underlined their Premier League title credentials with a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool as Sergio Aguero set a goalscoring landmark and Sadio Mane saw red.Saturday’s contest at the Etihad Stadium burst into life when Aguero broke the deadlock to become the Premier League’s all-time leading non-European goalscorer on 124.Liverpool were left facing a huge uphill battle when Mane was dismissed for raising his boot in a challenge for a bouncing ball with goalkeeper Ederson, who was taken off on a stretcher after prolonged treatment, but later confirmed to have escaped serious injury. Article continues below 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 Gabriel Jesus’ header doubled City’s lead in the stoppage time that resulted from that delay and he scored again early in the second half to end any hopes Jurgen Klopp’s side had of mounting a comeback.Substitute Leroy Sane capped a brilliant team move and superb display from the hosts by netting an excellent brace, bringing to an end Klopp’s impressive record against City, having enjoyed a return of 10 points from his previous four matches with them. Klopp also endured the joint-heaviest defeat of his managerial career. The victory takes Pep Guardiola’s men to the summit for at least a few hours, with their opponents now three points back following a first loss of the campaign.Record breaker… #mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 9, 2017Without the injured Vincent Kompany or suspended Raheem Sterling, City were initially put on the back foot by a visiting line-up still devoid of wantaway forward Philippe Coutinho’s services.Nicolas Otamendi’s clumsy challenge on Mohamed Salah gave the visitors an early sight of goal from a free-kick just to the right of the penalty area, but Alberto Moreno’s shot struck the two-man wall.City responded well and Kevin De Bruyne called compatriot Simon Mignolet into action at the other end, the Belgian goalkeeper making a solid save from the midfielder’s powerful low shot.Mignolet was also equal to Fernandinho’s skidding effort in the 13th minute as City began to emerge as the greater attacking force.And the breakthrough came when Liverpool’s defence was cut open by Kevin De Bruyne’s throughball and Aguero coolly rounded Mignolet before slotting home his sixth goal in as many home Premier League games against the Reds.Mane threatened an instant riposte with a surging run, which Fernandinho brought to a halt by foul means just on the edge of the box, earning a booking for his troubles.Emre Can was wasteful with the set-piece and City breathed another sigh of relief when Ederson saved smartly at Salah’s feet soon after.It was Liverpool’s turn to fret next when Ragnar Klavan was caught in possession deep in his own half by Jesus, who forced a corner from which John Stones drew a reflex stop from Mignolet.The visitors’ task was made all the more difficult when Mane saw red following his challenge on Ederson, ending both players’ outings, with Claudio Bravo introduced for City.Record breaker… #mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 9, 2017And Guardiola’s side made their numerical advantage count when Jesus, who had already seen a goal ruled out for offside, headed in the second from the impressive De Bruyne’s assist.Liverpool were evidently deflated and the game was put beyond them when Aguero selflessly squared for Jesus, taking Mignolet out of the equation and leaving his team-mate with a simple finish.The best was still to come from City’s perspective, with Sane – on for Jesus, substituted with an eye on Wednesday’s Champions League match at Feyenoord – putting the finishing touch on a flowing move before adding a fifth by arrowing a stunning left-footed strike into the top corner.Liverpool, meanwhile, will host Sevilla in midweek nursing the heaviest loss of Klopp’s tenure.  Key Opta stats: – This was Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League defeat away from home to one last season’s top seven sides (P10 W5 D4 L1).- Manchester City netted 5+ goals in a game versus Liverpool for the first time since March 1937 (5-1).- Since he made his Manchester City debut, Kevin De Bruyne has assisted 2+ goals in seven different Premier League games (29 assists in total in that period).- Sergio Aguero is now the top scoring non-European player in Premier League history (124), overtaking Dwight Yorke (123).- Aguero is the fourth player in Premier League history to score in six consecutive home apps vs a single side (also Alan Shearer against Everton, Thierry Henry against Aston Villa and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink against West Ham).  read morelast_img read more

The Week 11 Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Is OutThe Week 11 Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Is Out

first_imgA pylon at the CFP National Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)You can put a bow on Week 10 of the 2018 college football season. We have a new Coaches’ Poll for Week 11.There was some movement this week, as expected. UCF is out of the top 10, with Washington State replacing them. Meanwhile, Syracuse and Boston College vaulted up to into the top 15.Iowa State, NC State and Cincinnati join the part this week as well.Here’s the full top 25.RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTS1ST PLACE VOTESPREVCHANGEHI/LOW1Alabama9-01599631–1/12Clemson9-0153712–2/43Notre Dame9-0146403–3/114Michigan8-113900514/225Georgia8-1134705–2/66Oklahoma8-112720715/117Ohio State8-111090812/98West Virginia7-1110801026/209Washington State8-1107601129/NR10Louisiana State7-2106304-64/2411Central Florida8-0105409-29/2312Kentucky7-2761012–12/NR13Syracuse7-26250241113/NR14Boston College7-25800251114/NR15Mississippi State6-3567021614/NR16Utah State8-1565020416/NR17Fresno State8-1490023617/NR18Washington7-346301916/1919Texas6-3433015-47/NR20Penn State6-3375013-78/2021Florida6-3340014-711/NR22NC State6-23270NR915/NR23Cincinnati8-12070NR421/NR24Utah6-3184016-816/NR25Iowa State5-31510NR1925/NRThe newest AP Top 25 will be unveiled at around 2 p.m. ET.This week’s College Football Playoff rankings will drop on Tuesday night.last_img read more

Motorists Encouraged to Slow Down in Construction ZonesMotorists Encouraged to Slow Down in Construction Zones

first_imgWarmer weather means busier roads, not only with more drivers but also with more construction crews working hard to maintain and improve the province’s roads. Starting Monday, May 13, the province, in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association, is running an ad campaign to remind motorists to watch their speed and be considerate of workers when passing through road construction zones. “We’re investing millions this year in building and upgrading our highways,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Our work crews need to be able to concentrate 100 per cent on their jobs and not have to worry about drivers speeding through their work zone.” “The Nova Scotia Road Builders Association has partnered with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal on the work zone safety campaign for more than ten years,” said Andrew Lake, president of the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association. “The program successfully delivers the message that motorists have a responsibility to ensure the safety of our highway workers.” In Nova Scotia, fines are doubled and demerit points are assigned to drivers’ records for speeding in work zones. The fines, including court costs, range from $342 for a first offence to $2,412 for a third offence. This summer road work is part of the province’s 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan and the jobsHere economic development plan to create jobs and improve highway infrastructure for residents, visitors, businesses, and industries. The province has invested more than $1.1 billion in capital highway construction since 2009. The 5-Year Highway Improvement plan is available at read more

Border picks Kohli Morgan Finch as 3 skippers to watch out forBorder picks Kohli Morgan Finch as 3 skippers to watch out for

first_imgMelbourne: Cricket legend Allan Border has handpicked Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch as the three skippers to watch out for in the ICC ODI World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom. Border, who led Australia to World Cup triumph in 1987, said Kohli’s aggressive and “in-your-face” style of captaincy makes him a different kind of a leader than Morgan and Finch. “Virat Kohli, I think he’s a different type of captain. He’s a bit more of a boisterous-type player and wears his heart on his sleeve,” Border told Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun “So the players know if they’ve stuffed up because he’s one of those really in-your-face-type skippers.” Border, who captained Australia in 178 ODIs, however refused to rank the trio in any order but is mighty impressed with Morgan under whose leadership England have reached the pinnacle of ODI cricket. “England, I think they’re doing exceptionally well. They’ve brought a different game plan to the table which is going to be interesting to see how it pans out in the World Cup. They’re a dangerous side because of it and you know as the bowling group you’re under pressure,” he said. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up “The way it looks to me, they might drop the odd game but they’re going to win enough games to get through to the semi-finals and that’s what it’s all about. “That game plan under Trevor Bayliss as coach and Eoin Morgan, I think he’s a seriously good one-day cricketer, and he’s as good a captain as there is going around. Tactically he’s very good and their game plan at the moment is a dangerous game plan to play against.” The 63-year-old former left-handed batsman was also impressed with compatriot Finch’s leadership qualities, especially under difficult circumstances. “Aaron Finch is doing a great job. He’s got a good feel around the group, I think that’s what he brings to his captaincy,” Border said. “Everyone knows their responsibilities and it’s a good environment to play in. So that’s a good start as a captain. He’s done a very good job. “Tactically, I think they (Kohli, Morgan and Finch) all do very well.”last_img read more

Renewable unlikely to surpass coal as major source of power generation saysRenewable unlikely to surpass coal as major source of power generation says

first_imgKolkata: Coal India Chairman Anil Kumar Jha on Wednesday said renewables are unlikely to surpass coal as the major source for power generation in the near future and asserted that India’s energy migration scenario will be different compared to many other countries. State-owned Coal India accounts for nearly 83 per cent of the country’s coal production. “The question is can renewables take over coal completely in our country? Not in the near future at least. It would not be an exaggeration to state that Coal India Ltd (CIL) is synonymous with India’s energy scenario,” Jha told shareholders at the company’s 45th annual general meeting here. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalHis remarks also come against the backdrop of increasing focus on renewable energy sources for generation of power in different parts of the world. Jha said the energy migration scenario in India would be “different”, compared to many other countries which have been switching to renewable sources. According to him, nine mining projects having a total capacity of 69.88 million tonnes per year have been sanctioned and the estimated cost is Rs 9,093 crore. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostBesides, two rail projects with an outlay of Rs 6,656 crore have been approved. For the first time, Coal India had breached the 600 million tonnes-mark in production as well as off-take of coal. The miner produced 606.89 million tonnes of coal and supplied 608.14 million tonnes of the dry fuel, representing growth of 6.97 per cent and 4.8 per cent, respectively, compared to the previous fiscal. During the meeting, a shareholder, however, said he was disappointed watching stock price heading towards a lifetime low of Rs 200 a piece, since the initial public offer nine years ago when the price was Rs 235 per scrip. There was chaos at the venue as security personnel prevented entry of media persons during early part of the meeting and they were later allowed after intervention of a senior official. Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi is expected to conduct a review meeting at the company’s head office on Thursday.last_img read more

Caisse said to buy near 1billion stake in Australias Port of BrisbaneCaisse said to buy near 1billion stake in Australias Port of Brisbane

MONTREAL — Quebec pension fund manager, the Caisse de depot, says it is buying a 26.7% stake in Australia’s Port of Brisbane, reportedly for nearly $1-billion.The institutional investor is purchasing the interest held by Global Infrastructure Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that specializes in infrastructure investments, following a bidding process launched earlier this year.The Caisse says a confidentiality agreement prevents it from disclosing the purchase price. But Bloomberg, citing sources, reported the transaction is valued at AU$1-billion ($960-million.)Macky Tall, the manager’s senior vice-president of infrastructure, called the acquisition a “first-class asset,” adding that the investment will “step up” its presence in the resilient market and diversify its portfolio.Australia’s third-largest port was privatized in 2010. It handles more than 37 tonnes of international cargo annually valued at around $50-billion. It is also the closest major container port to Australia’s largest trading market in the Asia-Pacific rim.The transaction is expected to close by Dec. 18.The port is owned by Q Port Holdings consortium, whose other members include IFM Investors, QIC Global Infrastructure, and Tawreed Investments Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.The Caisse is Canada’s second-largest pension fund manager, handling funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. As at June 30, 2013, it held $185.9-billion in net assets.The Canadian Press read more

Savers pension plans should prepare for lower investment returns CD Howe reportSavers pension plans should prepare for lower investment returns CD Howe report

OTTAWA — Retirement savers and pension funds should be prepared for lower investment returns than they had before the financial crisis, a report by the C.D. Howe Institute suggests.Report authors Steve Ambler and Craig Alexander project a one per cent rate of real return for risk-free investments will form an anchor for the returns on other investments including bonds and stocks.And while Alexander said that would imply a three per cent return on three-month treasury bills if the Bank of Canada maintains its two per cent inflation target — which would be well ahead of where rates are today — it would be below where it was before the financial crisis and even lower than in the 1990s.Three-month treasury bills currently earn around 0.42 per cent, however the yield on the same investment was more than four per cent as recently as 2007.Three reasons Franklin Templeton isn’t bullish on U.S. stocks — and where you should look insteadThree behaviours investors should avoid, especially in turbulent times“Today, pension managers would be thrilled with such a return on highly liquid, sovereign-grade assets, and it may seem odd discussing such a high rate at the moment,” said Alexander, a former chief economist at TD Bank.“Nevertheless, long-term investors, like pension funds, have a multi-decade investment horizon, and the analysis tells us they need to be braced for lower returns than in the past.”The report noted that an investor hoping to earn a seven per cent annual return won’t be able to do that without taking at least some risk. And with a lower risk-free rate than in the past, that means taking more risk to earn the same return.The report said the lower risk-free rate will be due, in part, to the impact of the aging population that will weigh on the rate of growth in real income per capita.With growth in real income per capita expected to average at an annual pace between 0.75 and 1.35 per cent over the next couple of decades, that means the real return on risk-free investments can only be counted on to be close to one per cent, the report said.Alexander acknowledged that the real risk-free rate today is below the pace of real per capita income growth, but said if economic theory is validated that will change.“The level of rates today are remarkably low, they are unsustainably low and ultimately there’s going to have to be a rebalancing, but when that rebalancing happens the level of rates is not going to go up to anything like we had before,” he said.“What it is telling you is that returns on a balanced diversified portfolio could be something in the range of four to six per cent and that’s probably lower than many pension funds are hoping for.” read more

Husky Energy set to repair pipeline that spilled crude into river aHusky Energy set to repair pipeline that spilled crude into river a

CALGARY — Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) says it has been granted permission to repair and replace a section of pipeline that leaked 225,000 litres of crude in Saskatchewan just over a year ago.Chief executive Robert Peabody said that it will be applying lessons learned from the spill on the rebuild.“My mother used to tell me this, learn from your mistakes and don’t do it again,” Peabody told a conference call Friday to discuss Husky’s latest financial results.With the pipeline out of commission, Husky has been relying on tanker trucks to transport crude the final leg to Lloydminster, Sask., until it is repaired and permission is granted by the government to resume operations.The company said it plans to include more monitoring equipment that will measure ground movement, as well as add thicker and higher grades of steel pipe to the section of pipe that burst near the North Saskatchewan River.The spill sent about 40 per cent of the leaked crude into the waterway, forcing communities downstream to shut off a main source of water for almost two months.“There’s a lot of changes that’s going to take place there, changes to the design, changes to monitoring equipment,” Peabody said.Husky has been criticized for its slow response to the spill.The company said two leak detection systems indicated pressure anomalies at 8 p.m. on July 20, 2016, but it didn’t start shutting down the line until 6 a.m. the following morning.A government investigation found that pipeline’s alarms were warning of potential problems and continued until the line was shut down for scheduled maintenance at 7:15 a.m. on July 21.Peabody said the many variables including temperature, pressure and flow in pipelines make it hard for standard leak detection systems to know for sure when a leak has happened, as was the case in the North Saskatchewan spill.“It’s not that the systems failed, it’s just that there wasn’t an unambiguous message coming from the system,” he said.The planned extra equipment for the section, including fibre optic cables to detect pipeline and ground movement, will help make it clear when a spill has happened.Husky’s investigation determined the pipeline buckled because of ground movement. The company has said it accepts full responsibility and is using what it learned to improve operations.The Saskatchewan Justice Department said recently it was still reviewing Husky’s response to the spill to decide whether charges should be laid.The government is itself under scrutiny on its spill prevention measures, with the James Smith First Nation launching a lawsuit alleging the province ignored recommendations from its own auditor general on pipeline safety and so is at least partly to blame for the spill.Talk of the spill came after a lacklustre quarter for the company, which reported a $93-million loss for its second quarter and just $10 million of adjusted earnings, well below analyst expectations of $80 million in adjusted earnings according to Thomson Reuters data.The results were, however, a boost from the same quarter last year when the company had a net loss of $196 million and a $91-million adjusted loss. read more

Turner needs partner in crimeTurner needs partner in crime

Batman and Robin have been a staple of American entertainment for half a century. Everyone knows Batman is the boss and is always in control. No one would ever mistake the “Boy Wonder” for the “Caped Crusader.”Applied to the Ohio State men’s basketball team, Evan Turner would be Batman and William Buford would be Robin.But in order for the Buckeyes to make a deep NCAA Tournament run, something they are very capable of, Robin is going to have to play a more prominent role in OSU’s offense.Buford’s statistics are actually a bit puzzling. When Turner’s been in the lineup, Buford has put up 14 points a game. In Turner’s absence, Buford was good for 15 points a game — obviously not a big difference, but in order to understand Buford’s significance to the offense, one must dig deeper.The great thing about Buford is that he’s shown the potential to be a very dynamic offensive player. When his shot wasn’t falling against Wisconsin last month, Buford hit the glass and grabbed 12 rebounds. He had 10 assists in a win over Eastern Michigan earlier this season. On Jan. 31 versus Minnesota, Boy Wonder had his shot going. His form isn’t what you would call textbook, but when his high-arching jumpers are falling, it’s a thing of beauty. Buford finished with a career-high 26 points.College basketball isn’t the NBA. Teams can’t just ride a superstar player who can go one-on-five — a la LeBron James or Dwayne Wade — to the title. I’d argue the last team to win the national championship that truly rode the coattails of one player to the title would be the 1988 Kansas Jayhawks.Kansas lost 11 times that year, the most ever of any team to win the title. Entering the tournament, the Jayhawks were a No. 6 seed. But National Player of the Year Danny Manning and the “Miracles” would not be denied. In Kansas’ 83-79 victory over Oklahoma in the National Championship Game, Manning had 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots.That was nearly 22 years ago and college basketball has evolved since then.The further Ohio State advances in the tournament, the more defenses will attempt to take Turner out of the game. Opposing coaches will attempt to conjure up some of the most preposterous game plans in an attempt to neutralize “The Villain.”OSU could see something similar to the triangle and two defense Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos used to hold former Davidson star Stephen Curry scoreless last season. Patsos knew his team couldn’t stop Curry, so he double-teamed Davidson’s sweet-shooting guard the entire game. Curry only got up three shots and didn’t score, but Davidson still won by 30.Obviously, it’s preposterous to think any coach would become that desperate in an NCAA Tournament game. However, a junk defense such as a box-and-one is not out of the question. That brings me back to Buford.He’s the only other player on Ohio State’s roster besides Turner who is a complete offensive player. Buford is capable of getting his own shot and finishing at the rim, at the foul line or beyond the arc. As sports clichés go, Buford is OSU’s “X-factor.”The key for Boy Wonder is to be an efficient scorer. Ohio State is only 7-6 when he has 12 or more field goal attempts. Forced shots and quick shots usually result in fast break points for the other team.If Buford can be a solid but not necessarily spectacular Robin, OSU fans may find the Bat Signal in the skies over Indianapolis, the site of this season’s Final Four. read more

Womens Volleyball Ohio State loses to Iowa 31 snapping Iowas 15match losingWomens Volleyball Ohio State loses to Iowa 31 snapping Iowas 15match losing

Freshman defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder (7) makes a dig for the ball at the Ohio State women’s volleyball game against Michigan at St. John’s Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes lost the match 3-1. Credit: Maggie Jones | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team (14-13, 7-9 Big Ten) lost 3-1 in a tight match against Iowa (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) on Saturday night. This game broke the Hawkeyes’ 15-match losing streak against Ohio State and gave Iowa its first win against the Buckeyes since 2008.The second set proved to be the most successful for the Buckeyes as they led the entire set with a .324 hitting percentage, their best in any set. Senior outside hitter Ashley Wenz led the set with four kills, while sophomore outside hitter Bia Franklin and sophomore middle blocker Madison Smeathers were responsible for two blocks each. With a total of 16 kills and three blocks, the Buckeyes won the set 25-22.The rest of the match did not go according to plan for Ohio State. Although both teams went back and forth in the first set with six ties and three lead changes, the Buckeyes fell behind 20-17. Wenz contributed eight kills on 14 error-free attempts, but Iowa came away with a 25-18 victory.The Buckeyes started the third set with a 7-1 run, but Iowa eventually caught up and tied the game at 22. Senior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer put away nine kills in the set, but it was not enough to match the Hawkeyes’ energy as they took the set 25-22.The fourth and final set came to a 14-14 tie with a kill by Wenz. Iowa quickly regained the lead with two kills and two attack errors from the Buckeyes. Although Ohio State caught up and tied the it at 21, Iowa won the set 25-23 with a final kill from its junior outside hitter Taylor Louis.Freshman setter Becca Mauer had a career night, recording career-highs with 51 assists and five kills. Franklin also played a strong game with a career-best three solo blocks, 11 digs and six kills.The Buckeyes return to St. John Arena at 6 p.m. Friday for a game against Nebraska. read more

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced todayCouple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today

first_imgA POLISH COUPLE who forced women into prostitution and ran a string of brothels across London are to be sentenced today.Polish nationals Kamil Niewiadomski, 31, and Ewa Nosal, 30, posted adverts for escorts on a Polish website.When applicants came to work for the pair, their photos were posted on adult services websites in the UK.The women were fined for being late and encouraged to engage in unprotected sex with customers.Bookings for the women were taken at a call centre based at a flat, with the £120 an hour sessions taking place at a number of brothels.Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service Human Trafficking Unit began investigating the pair after several victims rang the unit’s 24-hour helpline.This culminated in a series of search warrants being executed in January at the brothels and Niewiadomski and Nosal’s home address, which they shared with their child and Niewiadomski’s parents.Detectives seized around £24,000 in cash found beside Niewiadomski’s bed and within a safe hidden in his wardrobe. They also recovered almost 50 identity cards for Polish men and women, suggesting that all these had been exploited or worked for the defendants.Police believe the actual number of victims are far in excess of the numbers of cards found.Officers recovered 120 mobile phones used to take bookings for the different men at the call centre.Both have pleaded guilty and will be sentenced today.Read: France passes law to ban the purchase of sex, ICI calls on Ireland to follow suitColumn: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickerslast_img read more

Woman controls robot arm with only her thoughtsWoman controls robot arm with only her thoughts

first_imgRobots are pretty cool, and for all our subconscious fears that they will one day rise up against us, the robots are pretty firmly under our control. In fact, the technology is emerging to allow robots to be controlled directly with the human brain. In this video from the scientific journal Nature, a paralyzed woman uses a brain-machine interface to control a robot arm, and it’s really fantastic.Scientists have been working on bridging the gap between flesh and machine for years, but this is the first time a human has been able to use a robot arm to manipulate a 3-dimensional object by thought alone. Past experiments went so far as controlling a computer cursor. The key is the BrainGate interface, which consists of a small electrode connected to a bundle of gold wires. The electrode is implanted in the patient’s brain (in the motor cortex to be exact). The signal is then transmitted up the wires, and read by a computer.The patient will have to train the software to understand what each pattern of thought means. To make the robotic arm open its hand, the computer has to learn to identify what that brain wave pattern looks like in an individual’s brain. This is a potential boon for paralysis patients because the damage that causes paralysis is usually in the spinal cord. Getting the data directly from the brain bypasses any nerve damage further out in the nervous system.What you see in this video is just the beginning. Researchers hope to make the BrainGate chip implant smaller and develop wireless connections rather than have wires snaking out of people’s skulls. Even at this early stage, it’s pretty wonderful to watch.via ExtremeTechlast_img read more

Poll Do you leave appliances running when you are not at homePoll Do you leave appliances running when you are not at home

first_img Short URL Image: Shutterstock/stockfoto By Fora Staff Feb 12th 2018, 12:46 PM Image: Shutterstock/stockfoto Yes, routinely (4823) THE ADVENT OF modern household appliances was intended to free us up from excessive time at home watching the laundry go round.But do you – with the exception of the fridge – routinely put on appliances to complete their run after you have left the house? Or perhaps you feel the need to be there the entire time, for safety or some other reasons. (If that’s the case, we’d like to hear your reasoning in the comments.)Do you leave household appliances running when you leave the home? Poll Results: Yes, routinelySometimesPrefer not toDepends on the applianceVote Depends on the appliance (1291) Monday 12 Feb 2018, 12:45 PM 36,883 Views Prefer not to (3739) Share1 Tweet Email Sometimes (3168) 41 Comments Poll: Do you leave appliances running when you are not at home? Give it to us straight. Be honest. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Govt neglects seniors claims MikakosGovt neglects seniors claims Mikakos

first_imgThe rising cost of living is causing extra strain on our most vulnerable, says MP Jenny Mikakos. The Shadow Minister for Seniors has accused the Napthine Government for avoiding it’s responsibilities with seniors and cutting funding where it’s needed most. “Premier Napthine, just like Ted Baillieu, has left senior Victorians and those on fixed incomes off the list of government priorities,” Ms Mikakos said. Ms Mikakos has accused the government of “making life harder” by seeking to privatise public aged care facilities, cutting state bill concessions for pensioners and cutting $75 million from the public sector residential aged care budget. Recently during the Federal Election, many pensioners took to State Parliament to protest over being ignored by the government. The group was made up of many ethnically diverse pensioners rallying for a rise in the fortnightly pension. The pension rate is currently $808.40 for singles, and $1,218.80 for couples per fortnight. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more