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Manchester United F.C. better prepared for league title charge: Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United are better equipped to fight for the Premier League title in the upcoming season but need to improve further to be a contender for the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho has said.In Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford, United won the League Cup and the Europa League but finished sixth in the English top flight, 24 points behind champions Chelsea.”This season is going to be more difficult but I think we have better conditions to fight for the Premier League,” Mourinho told the BBC.”I think this season we are a little bit better equipped. We are against fantastic teams, against amazing investments.”But I believe in our group, in our spirit, in our empathy, in our togetherness. I trust my boys and we are going to try.”Having lifted the Europa League in May, United secured direct entry to the Champions League group stage but the Portuguese manager believes they are still behind the continent’s top clubs.”We went to the Europa League as one of the top teams, we go to the Champions League and we are not one of the top teams,” Mourinho added.”We have to be better, much better, for that objective. The base of everything is to find what I call a happy dressing room.”Mourinho has added striker Romelu Lukaku and centre back Victor Lindelof in the current transfer window but is still hoping to sign two more players ahead of the new season.”One midfield player would give me more options. The other is an attacking player through the wings to give me more attacking options,” he said.advertisementThe British media have linked United with Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier as midfield options. Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic is Mourinho’s preferred choice to improve the attacking line, the reports have said.United kick off their league campaign at home against West Ham United on August 13.last_img read more


November 18, 2019 0

Panthrakikos Beats PAOK, 3-1

first_imgATHENS — Panthrakikos beat third-place PAOK 3-1 in the Greek league on March 21, when last-place OFI announced it was dropping out.OFI was the second team to withdraw after Niki Volos. Both clubs were struggling financially.Defeat kept PAOK 10 points behind leader Olympiakos, which hosts Kerkyra on March 22 and has a game in hand, and four behind second-place Panathinaikos, which visits Veria on March 22. Panthrakikos was joint 12th.Nicolas Diguiny and Christos Tzanis scored in the first half and Igor de Souza added a penalty in the second for Panthrakikos. PAOK narrowed the gap through Dimitris Papadopoulos early in the second half.The visitors played the final 13 minutes of the game with 10 players after Yiannis Skondras was dismissed for a second yellow card.Also, Levadiakos won 1-0 at Ergotelis.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


November 18, 2019 0

Wind River advances automotive OTA technology with differential system

first_imgWind River announced enhancements to Wind River Edge Sync, including differential system technology that enables the smallest differential update when conducting over-the-air updates. The ability to keep updates minimal reduces distribution time and cost, update transmission time, and memory required on automotive electronic control units. Wind River’s latest Edge Sync technology has been supplied to major automakers, most recently for Ford.Efficient differential updates are an important functionality necessary for a successful, production-grade automotive OTA solution. The management of software over the course of a vehicle’s lifetime has become increasingly important to both maintaining system value and as a means of addressing security, and OTA update technology is a key element of this. Among its many features, Edge Sync differential system technology includes patch streaming, patching in place, A/B updates, pause and resume and a reduced memory footprint of software client.Edge Sync is Wind River’s highly modular, end-to-end OTA update and software lifecycle management solution that allows for rapid, safe, and secure updates to software and firmware. Edge Sync meshes seamlessly with automakers’ proprietary systems or with third party data solutions enabling car companies to efficiently manage and maintain automotive software for the entire life of the car and to continuously improve the value of the car and experiences with customers on a long- term basis.Beyond OTA and software lifecycle management, Wind River’s diverse automotive portfolio also includes the high-performance, market-leading VxWorks RTOS, tuned for both determinism and responsiveness, with a proven track record in safety- and security-certified environments. Building on VxWorks technology, Wind River Drive provides Adaptive AUTOSAR-oriented software to support customers in developing ISO 26262 ASIL D–certifiable automotive safety-critical applications. Wind River also delivers Wind River Linux and other commercial-grade open source technologies, world-class technical support, and maintenance to help customers stay up-to-date on the latest innovations.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous EKF: quad M12-X GbE ports for XEON processor CPU cardsNext Apacer: comprehensive solutions for IoT era revealed at electronica 2018last_img read more


November 18, 2019 0

Mitchell Johnson announces retirement from all cricket

first_imgAustralia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who struck fear into batsmen around the world but especially on the bouncy pitches of his homeland, has announced his retirement from cricket saying his body is “shutting down” after years of punishment.Johnson, 36, had hoped to continue playing in some international Twenty20 tournaments but said the back problems he endured during this year’s Indian Premier League had confirmed it was time to retire.”It’s over. I’ve bowled my final ball, taken my final wicket,” Johnson said. “Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket.”My competitive urge hasn’t left me and hopefully that’s something I can use to channel into a coaching or mentoring role in the future.”Johnson previously announced he wouldn’t play in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League because the new schedule had become too demanding.”When I sat down with new Perth Scorchers coach Adam Voges recently to discuss my future he was interested in me playing on again this summer,” he said.”If I can’t play at 100 per cent then I can’t give my best to the team. And for me it’s always been about the team.”Johnson took 313 wickets in 73 tests at an average of 28.40 and 239 wickets in 153 one-day internationals at 25.26. Under-rated as an all rounder, he also scored more than 2,000 test runs at an average of 22 with a century and 11 half centuries.The left armer was the spearhead of the Australia pace attack for most of his career which stretched, punctuated by injuries, from 2007 to 2015. He brought all the skills of the top fast bower: pace, swing, bounce and seam but he added to that the belligerence which inspires the best quicks and cows batsmen.advertisementHis was a career of ups and downs but at his best he was unquestionably the most feared and successful bowler of his generation.His career had its peak in the 2013-2014 season when, in eight tests against England and South Africa, he took 59 wickets at an average of 15.23.Johnson said he hopes to find a new role in coaching as cricket is the only thing he knows.”I don’t know if I’ll be any good at it,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of experience in cricket and no experience in coaching officially…”Now it’s all over the stand-out memories include the 2012-2014 Ashes summer, the South African tours, including my only test century in Cape Town in 2009, and the World Cups.”I saw more highs and lows than most cricketers and I’m proud that I was able to fight back from adversity in the latter part of my career and produce consistent performances.”At my best I felt like I was meant to be out there and I didn’t have to force anything. It just happened.”(With AP inputs)last_img read more


November 17, 2019 0

Swansea vs Man Utd: Team news & TV

first_imgLeague Cup Swansea vs Manchester United: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & Carabao Cup preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 22:57 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Getty Images League Cup Manchester United Swansea City v Manchester United Swansea City Jose Mourinho’s men will be itching to set the record straight and get back to winning ways following their shock loss to Huddersfield Town Manchester United will attempt to put their disappointing weekend loss to Huddersfield Town behind them on Tuesday when they face Swansea City in the Carabao Cup last 16.The Red Devils are the reigning champions and Jose Mourinho will, no doubt, be keen to see his players recover from the embarrassment of losing so convincingly to a recently-promoted team.Swansea, meanwhile, have struggled in the Premier League this season so far, but the Welsh outfit will be hopeful that they can string together a cup run in order to give them a much-needed boost. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Swansea vs Manchester United Date Tuesday, October 24 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Romelu Lukaku Manchester UnitedIn the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football, or alternatively online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go The game will not be broadcast live on television in the US but it will be available to stream live online using ESPN’s WatchESPN facility. US TV channel Online stream N/A NBC Sports App SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Swansea players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Nordtfeldt, Mulder Defenders Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez Midfielders Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, Clucas, Sanches, Mesa, King, Fulton Forwards Abraham, Bony, Ayew, Narsingh, Baker-Richardson Defender Kyle Bartley is a long-term absentee for Swansea as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. However, Wilfried Bony could be available for selection again having missed over a month with a hamstring injury.Potential starting XI:  Fabianski; Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Naughton; Sanches, Britton, Carroll, Ayew, Narsingh; Abraham. Position Manchester United players Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, Pereira Defenders Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Valencia, Blind, Smalling, Shaw, Darmian, Tuanzebe Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic, Mitchell, McTominay Forwards Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Martial, Rashford Jose Mourinho must contend with a deepening crisis in terms of defensive personnel with Phil Jones a concern after limping off during the game against Huddersfield Town. Jones joins Eric Bailly on the sidelines meaning that there is likely to be a reshuffle at the back.Marouane Fellaini is unlikely to feature, while Paul Pogba, who is recovering from a knee injury, is also among those unavailable. Mourinho hinted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would play in 2017, but it will be a number of weeks before he sees competitive action again, while Marcos Rojo is also ruled out.Potential starting XI:  Romero; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashord; Lukaku.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Tammy AbrahamManchester United are heavy favourites at 1/2 according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 13/2 to beat the Red Devils. A draw between the teams is available at 16/5.Click here to see all the available markets for the Carabao Cup match between United and Swansea, including first goalscorer and more.GAME PREVIEW Jose Mourinho EFL Cup Final 02262017After sprinting out of the blocks at the start of the season, Manchester United have begun to slow down somewhat and October has proven to be a difficult month.Following his side’s surprising 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday, Mourinho suggested that his players were suffering due to their Champions League exploits and it will be interesting to see what kind of team the Portuguese fields on Tuesday, for, while they are defending champions, there is no doubt that United have bigger fish to fry this season.A massive league game against Tottenham awaits four days after the clash with Swansea and that match has taken on greater significance in light of the weekend’s results, with Spurs moving level on points with the Red Devils. Benfica and Chelsea follow the game against Spurs and, if Mourinho is to ensure his team weather the storm, he will have to rotate his squad.Injuries to key players has not helped their cause, with Jones joining his centre-back partner Bailly on the sidelines, but if they can come through this difficult spell, United will soon be bolstered by the returns of Pogba, Fellaini and Ibrahimovic, which will give them a huge boost heading into the end of the year.last_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

Rangers survive early Scottish Cup scare before thrashing Ayr United 6-1

first_img James Forrest scored a hat-trick against Partick Thistle. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Demetri Mitchell of Hearts celebrates after scoring Hearts’ second goal with Kyle Lafferty and Christophe Berra. Photograph: Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images Share on Facebook Topics Facebook Twitter The Celtic manager said: “We got through which was important. Certainly if we want to win the cup again we will need to defend better and play better.”Thistle were in trouble after three minutes, when a loose ball from Baily Cargill conceded possession to Scott Brown. The Celtic captain knocked the ball forward and when Moussa Dembélé’s shot was blocked by Partick’s Danny Devine, the ball spun to Forrest, who knocked it in from eight yards for his 14th goal of the season.His second goal came when he picked the ball up on the halfway line and ran almost unimpeded to the edge of the Thistle box before checking and firing past Tomas Cerny.In the 20th minute, and out of the blue, Thistle were handed a lifeline. Under no pressure, Simunovic was woefully short with an attempted pass back to home keeper Dorus de Vries and from the edge of the box the alert Doolan lofted it over the Dutchman and into the net.Partick found themselves two goals adrift again eight minutes after the restart. Scott Sinclair took a Kieran Tierney pass inside the box and cut the ball back for Forrest to squeeze his close-range drive past Cerny.Again Thistle unexpectedly came back. With six minutes remaining Sammon took a Chris Erskine pass and held off Simunovic before hooking a right-footed shot past De Vries and into the far corner of the net.There was the hint of more drama in three minutes of added time when a fine cross from Erskine almost fell for Ryan Edwards inside the six-yard box before De Vries gathered to prevent a replay.In other Scottish Cup action, Kyle Lafferty’s two goals helped to ease Hearts into the quarter-finals as they were comfortable 3-0 winners over St Johnstone at Tynecastle. Rangers Share on LinkedIn Facebook The Jambos took control early with Lafferty’s opening goal after seven minutes, which was then followed by a superb 20-yard strike for the second from on-loan Manchester United defender Demetri Mitchell nine minutes after the break. Lafferty struck again four minutes later to seal victory.Craig Tanner recorded his third goal against Dundee this season as Motherwell progressed with a 2-0 victory over Dundee at Dens Park. The goalkeeper Elliot Parish will be disappointed with his part in conceding Dundee’s two goals. He allowed Tanner’s 30th-minute strike to squirm underneath his body for the first goal. Parish then raced off his line as two of his defenders appeared to be coping with a long ball over the top towards Curtis Main. As he ran out, the ball sailed past him after appearing to come off the head of Kevin Holt, although Main was credited with the goal. The 56th-minute goal killed off the contest and left Dundee to rue their wastefulness in front of goal.Brora Rangers’ dream run came to an end after losing 4-0 to Kilmarnock. Aaron Tshibola, who was making his full debut, opened the scoring after 42 minutes, with goals from Kris Boyd, Eamonn Brophy and Stephen O’Donnell securing the win.Cove Rangers also failed to become the first Highland League side to reach the sixth round after going down 3-1 at home to Falkirk. Alex Jakubiak gave Falkirk the lead in a frantic start at Harlaw Park with a goal after two minutes but Cove’s Mitchel Megginson responded within a minute to level the scores. The Bairns restored their lead just after half-time and then quickly added a third as they took control, Craig Sibbald scored after 46 minutes and Jakubiak grabbed his second two minutes later.Morton won the battle of the Championship teams with a 3-0 win against Dumbarton. Morton forged ahead after 12 minutes when Frank Ross shot into the bottom corner. Jack Iredale added a second four minutes after the break, and Bob McHugh wrapped up the scoring with 10 minutes remaining. Nial Briggs Pinterest Reuse this content On Saturday, James Forrest – brother of Ayr’s Alan, scored a hat-trick as Celtic overcame Partick Thistle in their Scottish Cup fifth-round tieThe winger scored twice in the opening 10 minutes before a mistake by the defender Jozo Simunovic allowed Kris Doolan to pull a goal back for the Jags. It looked done and dusted when Forrest fired in his third goal in the 53rd minute but in the 84th minute the Thistle substitute Conor Sammon, on for Doolan, fired in a second for the spirited visitors.It was not enough to prevent the holders going into Sunday’s quarter-final draw. Although he praised Forrest, Brendan Rodgers may be concerned with Celtic’s defensive frailties before the first leg of their Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday. Pinterest center_img Read more Share on Pinterest Scottish Cup Liam Miller, former Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland midfielder, dies aged 36 match reports Share on Twitter Twitter Share via Email The Observer Rangers survived an early scare against Ayr United before cruising into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a thumping 6-1 win at Somerset Park.Alan Forrest took advantage of a mistake by Gers goalkeeper Wed Foderingham in the 10th minute to give the League One side a shock lead before Alfredo Morelos levelled on the half-hour mark after missing a sitter from close range moments earlier. There was a delay to the start to the second-half as lines were cleared of snow but Graeme Murty’s side were ruthless after the break as Jason Cummings struck from close range in the 65th minute before a double from Josh Windass, either side of Morelos’ second, preceded a last-minute counter from Jamie Murphy. Share on WhatsApp Ayr Share on Messengerlast_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

My enemies keep exposing themselves

first_imgMumbai: Kangana Ranaut says rather than her working to expose people, it is her enemies who keep doing the job for the actor. Over the years, the actor has publicly called out prominent people from Bollywood, including Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt among others, over issues ranging from nepotism to lack of political temperament. Kangana has also been in a widely reported public spat with actor Hrithik Roshan. Asked if she would be exposing more people, the actor said she has a different take on it. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography”It isn’t that I expose anyone, sometimes people expose themselves casually. I keep it very light, I talk about common sense,” Kangana said. In 2016, Kangana and Hrithik slapped each other with legal notices. Kangana claimed they had a relationship and he had promised to marry her. Hrithik, however, denied it and said they were just work colleagues and also demanded a public apology from the Queen star. Kangana said the phase between 2016-2017 was when she was shamed and called mentally unstable. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knotThe actor said although she related to the film but doesn’t take being called unstable as a compliment or humiliation. “I neither take it as a compliment or humiliation if people think of me as Jhansi ki Rani or Mental, or Tanu or Datto,” she added, citing characters from her films. Kangana said when she left her house to make a mark in Bollywood, the only thing she had was faith. Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, her film Judgementall Hai Kya is scheduled to be released on July 26.last_img read more


October 20, 2019 0

AFN executive proposes to suspend Morley Googoo as member over harassment allegations

first_imgAFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressing media at the AGA in Fredericton. Photo: Justin Brake/APTNAPTN NewsThe Assembly of First Nations (AFN) executive board is proposing a suspension for Morley Googoo, regional chair for the AFN of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, over harassment allegations levelled against him in a report written last year.“It is the view of the AFN Executive Committee, acting in the capacity as the NIB (National Indian Brotherhood) board, that your alleged harassment and direct discrimination against women in your region is potentially detrimental to our organization,” said a letter from the AFN to Googoo dated Monday.Googoo now has 20 days to respond.In the report written in September 2018, Cheryl Maloney, former president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, said she was harassed by Googoo.The lawyer conducting the investigation said he reviewed emails, texts, conducted interviews, and reviewed social media posts and found that Googoo had acted aggressive towards some women and bullied others.Googoo denied the reports findings and said the report was “not to true to me.”At the AFN Annual General Assembly in Fredericton Tuesday Bellegarde told reporters the AFN “has a zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment, any kind of bullying, any kind of discrimination, so we take things very seriously. And as leaders we’re held to a higher standard.”St. Mary’s First Nation Chief Alan Polchies, who is facing charges of assault and sexual assault, was scheduled to speak at the AFN event Tuesday morning, but Bellegarde said the AFN and Wolastoqey leadership reached an agreement that Polchies would not address the delegation from the stage, but instead from a microphone.Polchies delivered his welcoming message to chiefs and delegates from the floor, but did not address the charges against him.“An allegation has been made against me by a member of our community which I would normally take to court to prove my innocence due to my belief of the lack of evidence required to obtain a conviction,” Polchies said in the statement.But he said he has been offered and accepted a post charge diversion by the Crown prosecutor’s office, which could result in dropped charges if offenders undertake intervention efforts.Bellegarde said the decisions taken on Googoo and Polchies were done with the intention of creating a “respectful, safe place” within the AFN.Asked by APTN News what AFN is doing about the broader issue of First Nations male leadership abusing their positions of power and disrespecting women, Bellgarde said “it’s a very serious issue, no question.”In recent weeks allegations of harassment have come to light against Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, Googoo, and most recently the assault charges against Polchies.The national chief said the AFN “will not tolerate any bullying, we will not tolerate any harassment, we will not tolerate any discrimination.”He said now that a decision in Googoo’s case has been made, “we’ve got to move forward — there’s a host of other issues we’ve got to focus on.”Googoo is currently in Lima, Peru with students at a cultural exchange and did not respond to APTN’s request for comment.With files from Justin Brake and Amber Bernardlast_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

TSX closes little changed after US Europe impose tough sanctions on Russia

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 29, 2014 6:33 am MDT TSX closes little changed after U.S., Europe impose tough sanctions on Russia TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed little changed Tuesday after the U.S. and European Union adopted tough new sanctions on Russia over that country’s continued support of Ukrainian rebels, who have been blamed for the downing of an airliner by a missile earlier this month.The TSX had spent most of the session well into positive territory thanks in part to positive earnings news and data that showed a marked improvement in U.S. consumer confidence but the S&P/TSX composite index closed up 1.33 points to 15,446.55.The Canadian dollar was down 0.5 of a cent to 92.09 cents US.New York markets were lower as traders considered new measures that specifically target sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, weapons and finance. Also, Russian state-owned banks will be banned from selling bonds or equities with a maturity of over 90 days in European capital markets.New York’s Dow Jones industrials dropped 70.48 points to 16,912.11, the Nasdaq was down 2.21 points to 4,442.7 and the S&P 500 index shed 8.96 points to 1,969.95.Indexes had earlier advanced after the U.S. Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 90.9 in July — the highest level since October 2007.WestJet (TSX:WJA) was a major gainer on the TSX, up $1.07 or 3.9 per cent to $28.49 as the airline beat forecasts for profit and revenue as it posted net earnings of $51.8 million, or 40 cents per share, up from C$44.7 million, or 34 cents a share, a year earlier.George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN) reported a quarterly net loss of $208 million, or $1.71 per share, compared with a net profit of $97 million, or 68 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013 as it digests the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart by subsidiary Loblaws. Total sales were $10.59 billion compared with $7.52 billion and its shares advanced $1.13 to $86.96.And Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) posted a loss of $237 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with a profit $97 million, or nine cents, per share in the same quarter of 2013. Its shares added 21 cents to $11.93.It is a very heavy week for Canadian corporate earnings news, with the accent on the resource sector. However, with the energy sector up 18 per cent so far in 2014, further gains could be elusive.“I think with oil trading around $100, with all the geopolitical risk out there keeping the oil price firm, that most of the good news is already in the energy name,” said Paul Taylor, chief investment officer, asset allocation, for BMO Global Asset Management Canada.A major decliner in New York was Herbalife Ltd. The seller of supplements and weight loss products on Monday reported quarterly profit that decreased by 17 per cent. Its shares plunged 13.4 per cent to US$58.42.The tech sector fell 0.8 per cent with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) down 43 cents or four per cent to $10.32 as the company said that it will acquire anti-eavesdropping security firm SecuSmart for an undisclosed amount. The German company provides high-level voice and data encryption.The base metals sector was up 0.9 per cent while September copper eased two cents to US$3.22 a pound.The TSX energy sector slipped 0.17 per cent with the September crude contract in New York down 70 cents to US$100.97 a barrel.The gold sector declined 0.26 per cent as August bullion faded $5 to US$1,298.30 an ounce. read more


October 4, 2019 0

Spurred by patent and trademark applications in China global innovation flies high

Trademark applications, too rose 15.3 per cent to about six million in and worldwide industrial design applications grew by 2.3 per cent to 872,000, according to the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). “As policy-makers seek to invigorate growth around the world, it is encouraging to report that intellectual property filing activity saw healthy progression in 2015,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, announcing the agency’s World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report.“Intellectual property (IP) use grew in most countries in 2015, reflecting its increasing importance in a globalized knowledge economy,” he added. Patents – More than a million filings at China’s patent officeAccording to the report, Chinese innovators filed the most patent applications (1,010,406) in 2015, followed by those from the United States (526,296) and Japan (454,285), and China’s patent office received 1,101,864 filings in 2015, making it the first office to receive more than a million applications in a single year.An estimated 10.6 million patents were in force around the globe in 2015. US accounted for about a quarter (24.9 per cent of the total), followed by 18.3 per cent in Japan and 13.9 per cent in China.In terms of sectors, computer technology (7.9 per cent of the total) saw the highest percentage of published patent applications worldwide, followed by electrical machinery (7.3 per cent) and digital communication (4.9 per cent). Around 1.24 million patents were granted worldwide in 2015 (5.2 per cent more than 2014, and the fastest growth rate since 2012). This was due mainly to an increase of grants in China, which issued 359,316 patents in 2015 to surpass the US (298,407) as the largest patent issuing office, WIPO noted. Trademarks – up 26.6 per centChina also saw the highest trademark filing activity with some 2.83 million applications, followed by the US (517,297), European Union (EU) Intellectual Property Office (366,383) and Japan (345,070). In addition, 2015 saw about 4.4 million trademark registrations, covering some 6.2 million cases, recorded. This was an increase of 26.6 percent over 2014 and the fastest growth in over 15 years. Around 4.4 million trademark registrations covering 6.2 million classes were recorded worldwide in 2015. This was a 26.6% increase on 2014 and the fastest growth in over 15 years. Industrial Designs – rebounding with 2.3 per cent growthGlobal applications for industrial design – the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article, consist of three dimensional features (shape of article) or two dimensional features (patterns, lines or colour) grew by 2.3 per cent, rebounding from a sharp decrease recorded in 2014. Designers across the world filed 872,800 applications containing 1.1 million designs. The growth was mainly due to increases in applications filed China, the Republic of Korea and the US. WIPO is a specialized agency of the UN provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It works to strengthen capacity in developing countries to help them benefit from using IP. WIPO also provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information. Wilier Triestina’s Twinblade aerodynamic design bicycle was among a wide selection of products or projects featured at the exhibition “Italian Design Innovation – ADI Design Index 2012,” which opened at WIPO on September 25, 2013. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod read more


October 2, 2019 0

OSU selfimposes reduction of 5 scholarships NCAA alleges failure to monitor

Jay Clouse and Michael Periatt contributed to this story. Ohio State has self-imposed a reduction of five total football scholarships over the next three years as part of the school and NCAA’s investigation into the overpayment of football players by former booster Robert DiGeronimo. The NCAA levied a “failure to monitor” allegation against the university as well. In a statement released Thursday, OSU announced the school and the NCAA have concluded their investigation into the matter. Failure to monitor cases are “usually limited in scope and do not involve the widespread inadequacies in rules-compliance systems and functions that are often found in lack-of-institutional-control cases,” according to the NCAA website. OSU president E. Gordon Gee met with athletic director Gene Smith to discuss the failure to monitor allegation. The Lantern obtained a copy of a memo Gee sent to Smith before the meeting, which said: “I am aware that you took certain actions and believed that you had appropriately distanced (DiGeronimo) from the program. However, the revelations about student employment and student involvement at the Cleveland-area charity gala, both involving Mr. DiGeronimo, indicate that those cautions were insufficient. The consequences were significant for student-athletes and this institution. “I am disappointed that this is where we find ourselves. You know I find this unacceptable.” “We look forward to working with the staff and the Committee on Infractions to reach a timely resolution of the case. On a personal note, I deeply regret that I did not ensure the degree of monitoring our institution deserves and demands,” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. The NCAA still has not announced a ruling after its investigation into OSU, stemming from the Tattoo-gate scandal as well as players being overpaid by DiGeronimo. NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said a timetable for that announcement still has not been set. She said the NCAA only sets a “general guideline” as to when a ruling can be expected, despite Smith stating in a press conference on Aug. 12 that he expected a ruling in eight to 12 weeks. “There are a number of factors that contribute to when the committee’s decision may be announced and because each case is unique, a specific timetable for each case is not provided,” she said in an email. Josephine Potuto, who previously served on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, wouldn’t comment on OSU’s case, but said the committee does consider the timing of the penalties it assesses. “Will the Committee on Infractions consider, in terms of certain penalties, where you are in the competitive season? The answer is yes,” Potuto said. “That doesn’t mean the committee has to do it to accommodate, but it will certainly think about when the penalties should take effect.” Regardless of when a potential penalty against OSU is administered, Potuto said that a failure to monitor designation carries considerable weight. “A (failure to monitor) penalty would obviously ramp up the penalties from what the case would be if it were the same penalties and there was no failure to monitor,” Potuto said. “Part of the reason it happened is because (a member institution) were asleep at the switch.” Student reaction to OSU’s preemptive measure of a scholarship reduction varies on campus. Joe Wilson, a second-year in chemical engineering, didn’t agree with the scholarship reduction. “I think that’s kind of garbage,” he said. “To cut five scholarships is hurting kids that weren’t a part of it at all. That’s punishing kids that aren’t really responsible.” Michael Tupa, a third-year in accounting, thinks OSU is doing the right thing in trying to limit penalties handed down by the NCAA. “I guess it’s good that it’s self-imposed so it shows the NCAA that they take it seriously,” he said. The NCAA suspended senior wide receiver DeVier Posey for five games, starting with the Oct. 8 game at Nebraska, for being paid for work he didn’t do by DiGeronimo. He will be eligible to return for the Nov. 19 game when OSU hosts Penn State. Senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron and sophomore offensive lineman Marcus Hall, who were also employed by DiGeronimo, were suspended only for the game at Nebraska. Junior defensive lineman Melvin Fellows was also involved but is out with a career-ending injury, as well as senior linebacker Etienne Sabino, who was permitted to play so long as he repaid the $60 he was overpaid to a charitable organization. Four OSU football players — Posey, Mike Adams, Dan Herron and Solomon Thomas — were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after selling Buckeye football memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Linebacker Jordan Whiting received a one-game ban. Former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor had also received a five-game suspension before departing the university on June 7 to pursue a professional career. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Donald Trumps henchmen filmed me peeing on his golf course protesting grandmother

first_imgA woman has told a court she was “shocked” and “upset” to learn she had been filmed while urinating on a Scottish golf course owned by President Trump.Rohan Beyts, a 62-year-old grandmother, has raised a damages action claiming staff at the Trump International Golf Links course breached data protection laws by recording her.She is a long-term activist and campaigner against the course and told a small claims hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court that she had since been left “slightly paranoid” about answering a call of nature outdoors.Ms Beyts is suing for £3,000 and alleges that the firm failed to register with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, and therefore did not have a legal right to film her.The retired social worker told the court she met fellow campaigner Sue Edwards for a walk at the course at Menie, north of Aberdeen, on April 11, 2016, having decided to accompany her friend for “safety reasons” after staff had photographed her on a previous walk.Ms Beyts added that she was being treated for urinary incontinence at the time and after jumping over a burn she “needed urgently to go to the toilet”. She said she now finds it “more difficult” to urinate outside when on multi-day camping trips. Rohan Beyts, outside Edinburgh Sheriff CourtCredit:Andrew Milligan/PA She said: “I’m always very careful that I am not overlooked. I go to extraordinary lengths – I’m slightly paranoid that there might be somebody hiding behind a tree or something. I sounds ridiculous but that’s how I feel.”She said she had opposed Mr Trump’s course from the planning stage due to concerns over environmental damage to North Sea sand dunes, at one stage leading a protest march, but had always done so legally. Ms Beyts agreed that she was a “long-term opponent” of the development, was concerned about the impact it was having on the local environment, and was involved with a Facebook page against the course.Edward Irvine, 23, told the court he worked at the course as an irrigation technician and took a photograph of Ms Beyts urinating with his mobile phone.He said: “I took her picture for evidence that she was urinating in a public place. I believed that it was a criminal offence to do that.”The green keeper also told the court that he had seen other golfers urinate on the course, but they went into bushes to answer the call of nature. He said Ms Beyts did not do this and he was able to photograph her.The case continues. She told the court they carried on their walk and then a staff vehicle drew up and a man got out and started taking photos, who she later discovered was a local photographer.Ms Beyts said the course manager was there and she and her friend were asked their opinion about the course in a “polite” exchange, and they told them it was “in the wrong place” before heading on.Three days later, two police officers visited her home in Montrose, Angus, at 10pm and arrested her for public urination.However, the court has previously heard that prosecutors decided no action would be taken against her.Ms Beyts told the court that she later discovered that the complaint against her had been made by Sarah Malone, executive vice-president of Trump International in Scotland.She said: “I was shocked. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was shocked not because of the criminal charge but because of the police coming to my door for what was quite a trivial incident.”I hadn’t done anything wrong in my book. I had done what I always did when I was out and needed the toilet.”She assumed she had been caught on CCTV but was later told by police that three men – two staff and a visitor – had filmed her on mobiles.Ms Beyts said: “I felt really quite upset because I had taken all possible steps to ensure I wasn’t viewed.”I was quite upset that I had a conversation possibly with the men that had filmed me and not a word was mentioned to me.” Carol Rohan Beyts, outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court She said: “I shouted to Sue something like ‘I need a private moment’ and she said something like ‘I’ll carry on and make sure no-one is around’.”I couldn’t see anybody, I was convinced of that. I’m not in the habit of urinating when there is anybody in view. I would be horrified. I just squatted down in the dunes.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


September 25, 2019 0

TT Grenada rattled by earthquake

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEarthquake rattles T&T, GrenadaSeptember 9, 2019In “latest news”C’bean jolted by two earthquakes within a six-hour periodOctober 1, 2018In “Regional”T&T rattled by 9th quake in just over a weekNovember 1, 2018In “Regional” PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago continued to be rattled by earthquakes in recent days with the latest occurring on Sunday night when a tremor with a magnitude of 3.9 was also felt in neighbouring Grenada, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported.There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage caused by the quake, which occurred at 8:47 pm (local time), but the SRC said that its location was Latitude: 11.18 north, Longitude: 61.90 west and at a depth of 61 kilometres (km).The SRC said that the tremor was felt 72 km north west of Port of Spain, 91 km NW of Arima in Trinidad and Tobago and 98 km south of St George’s, the Grenadian capital.Earlier this month, the SRC warned that Trinidad and Tobago would experience moderate to strong earthquakes following the 6.9 quake that hit the oil rich twin island republic on August 21 sending people rushing into the streets in panic and causing damage to buildings.“The earthquakes currently being recorded, in the Gulf of Paria, with some being felt, is in keeping with the pattern expected after such events. The other areas around Trinidad will continue to produce their normal annual magnitude output; on average, we expect just over 50 events of magnitude greater than 3.5 every year.“In that context, given the two areas in the Gulf of Paria that are currently adjusting following significant magnitude earthquakes and the annual, expected events in the other, surrounding zones, the earthquake activity being seen is normal,” the SRC added.The SRC warned Caribbean countries to ensure that all necessary measures are in place to respond appropriately to any large magnitude earthquake which may potentially cause significant damage and loss of life. read more


September 25, 2019 0

The geeks shall inherit the earth The people we met at Dublin

first_imgI grew up in the West of Ireland, and there was nothing. We’d watch Star Trek at 5 o’clock every evening, and that was about it. I’ve been to a lot of cons abroad when I was travelling, and the size of this one is very impressive.He has big plans for little Emer to follow in his geeky footsteps. ”I brought her to give her mum a day off,” he says. “But also, I want her to be a nerd like me. I’m starting early!”The convention also encourages fans to get creative with their costumes – Chris Pender from Kildare is a self-proclaimed ‘Whovian’ (that’s a massive Doctor Who fan, for the uninitiated) who spent months making this extremely impressive Tardis ensemble.https://vine.co/v/MVwlbqxWFhOChris runs his own quirky jewellery business, Geekasuras. “We’re just getting into conventions now,” he says. “I spent two months making my costume, but I’ll definitely try and wear it again to other events.”For some, like seven-year-old Amy Carey, Dublin Comic Con is a family day out. Her mum, Nicola, told DailyEdge.ie that comic books are practically in Amy’s blood. L-R: Captain Jack Sparrow, Ciara Brown from Coolock as Loki (The Avengers), Lara Way from Wexford as Harley Quinn (Batman)Dublin Comic Con 2014 wrapped up last night, but organisers Derek and Carl won’t rest on their laurels for long – by December, they’ll be planning round three.For two guys striking out with an idea of their own, Derek says they’re pretty proud with how it has all turned out:The best thing for me was when I was standing at the door saying goodbye to people, and saw little kids holding their superhero posters and saying: “Wasn’t that great mum?” That’s what it’s all about.Previously: 9 of the most important things we learned from San Diego Comic Con 2014>The must-see costumes from Comic Con International 2014> https://vine.co/v/MVwYtu2BKODThey could also try their hand at a zombie survival course, take a model-making workshop, and wander through recreations of sets from Alien, Star Wars and The Walking Dead.But we all know that comic con is really about the fans themselves, many of whom travelled from all over the country for the event, making their own costumes from scratch. L-R: Steph Ossenbrueggen from Germany as Rosette Christopher (Chrono Crusade), Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones), Brian Kiely from Tipperary as Loki (The Avengers)Graeme Carter from Bray and his one-year-old daughter, Emer, came dressed in matching Batman and Robin costumes. Graeme says he’s happy events like this are finally taking off amongst the comic book fans of Ireland: NOT A LOT of things can get people out of bed and queuing at 10.30am on a weekend morning, but Dublin Comic Con – the brainchild of friends Derek Cosgrave and Karl Walsh – brought around 7000 fans of all things nerdy to the National Show Centre in Swords last weekend.They flocked to see special guests like Ernie Hudson, who played Winston in Ghostbusters, and Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in the caped crusader’s popular animated series.center_img Source: Ernie Hudson/Twitter Amy loves drawing – her brother is an artist, he’s showing his work here today. Her dad writes for [independent Irish comic book label] Lightning Strike too, so it’s in the family. Highlight 2day @DublinComicCon hanging w/ gr8 voice talent Kevin Conroy, star of #Batman #WB #ComicCon pic.twitter.com/gif5eytQlE— Ernie Hudson (@Ernie_Hudson) August 10, 2014last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

Student finds 11foot snake in his car engine

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3245274 Feb 19th 2017, 8:00 AM Share11 Tweet Email Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 8:00 AM 16,162 Views Short URL 11 Comments Source: The Davie Police Department/YouTubeA SOUTH FLORIDA college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate’s car.Nova Southeastern University students Ross Price and his roommate James Hand called an exterminator on 1 February, but were told it was too late to send someone. So they called the Davie Police Department.The Sun-Sentinel reports Officer Tony Bernardo — the go-to guy for dealing with wildlife — and two other officers responded. The snake put up a fight and moved deep into the Toyota Camry’s engine compartment. Eventually, they pulled out an 11-foot reticulated python.Police spokesman Mark Leone says it was likely a pet because it was in a residential area. The snake was turned over to a company licensed by the state to care for exotic animals.Read: What would happen if snakes were brought “back” to Ireland? By Associated Press Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine Nope. Nope. Nope.last_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Detector dog Harvey helps Revenue seize cigarettes tobacco and vodka in Cork

first_img Short URL Harvey Feb 4th 2017, 6:44 PM http://jrnl.ie/3223228 16,193 Views 23 Comments The seized goods. Source: RevenueOfficers estimate that the tobacco products have an estimated retail value of over €40,000, representing a loss of approximately €32,000 to the exchequer.Another car was also detained for possible evasion of vehicle road tax.A Lithuanian man in his 40s was questioned and investigations are continuing with a view to prosecute.Revenue said that the seizures  are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.READ:More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers schemeREAD: Cash, cigarettes and tobacco seized in Revenue raids Harvey Image: Revenue Commissioners By Cormac Fitzgerald Share Tweet Email3 Image: Revenue Commissioners REVENUE OFFICERS SEIZED cigarettes, tobacco, vodka and a car after they carried out a search on a house in Cork today.Detector dog Harvey helped in the search and seizure which was carried out on a property in Skibbereen.In total, officers seized:65,000 unstamped cigarettes7.5kg of unstamped tobacco57 litres of vodkaA carThe cigarettes are branded Marlboro Gold and NZ Superslim Gold and the tobacco is branded Amber Leaf and Drum. The vodka is branded Hlibniy Dar, which is of Ukrainian origin. Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 6:44 PM Detector dog Harvey helps Revenue seize cigarettes, tobacco and vodka in Cork Officers estimate that the tobacco products have an estimated retail value of over €40,000. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_imgThe 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s what you need to know as we start the weekend. Share Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3436795 By Paul Hosford Jun 10th 2017, 8:58 AM Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 8:58 AM Image: Shutterstock/dewspliff No Comments 9,056 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #SHOW OF STRENGTH: Theresa May is set to hold a cabinet meeting as she attempts to assert her power after a disastrous election.2. #CORB-WIN: Meanwhile, Labour Party members and media commentators are admitting they got it wrong about Jeremy Corbyn.3. #TOP EARNERS:  The highest paid person in the HSE made almost €600,000 last year, new figures show.4. #ASSESSMENT: The HSE has also revealed that thousands of children with disabilities are being left waiting for months on end for assessments.5. #ABSTENTIONISM: Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has hit back at Micheal Martin over the Sinn Féin policy of abstentionism from Westminster.6. #DIVORCE: Children whose parents go through nasty divorces can be harmed mentally for decades, researchers have found.7. #SLASHING: A man was taken to hospital after being slashed in a Dublin city park yesterday evening.8. #LEAVING CERT: As students sit down to take the Leaving Cert this week, they will be joined by a 73-year-old man.9. #AGEING: The Citizens’ Assembly will discuss the issue of ageing today. Short URL Image: Shutterstock/dewsplifflast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Windows Phone 7 le multitâche se démocratise

first_imgWindows Phone 7 : le multitâche se démocratiseMicrosoft a décidé d’ouvrir le multitâche aux applications tierces. Un soulagement pour les développeurs. Depuis l’arrivée de Windows Phone 7, les développeurs se plaignaient de l’impossibilité pour leurs applications de fonctionner alors que l’écran était en veille ou verrouillé. Face à ce constat, les utilisateurs ne choisissaient pas forcément ces applications qui perdaient leur intérêt. D’autant plus que les outils de Microsoft, eux, fonctionnaient sans problème. Suite à ces plaintes, le géant américain a annoncé hier qu’il ouvrait le multitâche aux développeurs. De plus, de nouvelles options devraient voir le jour pour enrichir les programmes de l’OS. Est-ce la concurrence d’Android qui a fait réagir l’éditeur de logiciels ? Le 3 novembre 2010 à 13:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Hackers Get A Nintendo Switch To Run Linux

first_img Nintendo hit a real home run with the Switch. It’s selling like hotcakes and people love the fact that they can take their gaming console with them wherever they go.And pretty soon, those same people might be able to boot up a Debian instance on it. Thanks to the persistence and hard work of the fail0verflow crew it may be possible to run a full Linux-based OS on your Switch in the very near future.This sort of thing is nothing new for fail0verflow, of course. They’ve previously hacked the Playstation 4 to run Linux, gotten homebrew running on the Wii U, and even managed to run arbitrary code on a Chromecast.They haven’t revealed exactly how they jailbroke the Switch, but the image they shared on Twitter provides a little insight. There’s a Joycon — or part of one, anyway — docked on the Switch’s right side. Opening the controller up reportedly exposes a UART port, which may have been an important link in the exploit chain.It’s also believed that thefail0verflow exploit targets the Switch’s NVidia Tegra X1, which Nintendo confirmed is pretty much the stock version. That means that what’s inside the Switch is strikingly similar to Nvidia’s well-documented Jetson TX1 dev board.One thing that fail0verflow has been forthcoming about is that their approach isn’t something that Nintendo can patch to make it go away… which is exactly the sort of thing they hoped to avoid when they started paying bug bounties last year.Whether or not you have any interest in running Debian on your Switch, the prospect of being able to run homebrew games and apps on it is pretty darn exciting. And should you ever get the urge to, say, mine for cryptocurrency, run a private IRC server, or figure outhow to run DOOM before someone else does… fail0verflow’s stellar work just might let you do that! Linux-Powered Ataribox is Basically a Steam MachineYou Can Use This Operating System and USB Drive to Revive Derelict Laptop Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Sheriffs office swears in two new police dogs

first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office welcomed two new dogs to its ranks Tuesday in a swearing-in ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in downtown Vancouver.After completing 400 hours of patrol training and 200 hours of narcotics-detection training, Gus and Apollo put their paw prints on the oath of office, officially becoming police dogs.Sheriff Chuck Atkins performed the ceremony, which included deputies Erik Dunham and Eric Cramer making the transition into their canine deputy assignments, with Dunham handling Gus and Cramer handling Apollo.Also during the ceremony, two deputies, Brian Ellithorpe and Kevin Schmidt, were promoted to sergeant.last_img read more


September 19, 2019 0