first_imgAfter putting students’ union polls on hold for over two years in four State universities, the West Bengal government has allowed the varsities to conduct elections whenever they deem appropriate. A letter in this regard was sent by the Higher Education Department to the V-Cs of Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Rabindra Bharati University and Diamond Harbour Women’s University.last_img

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Mega Builders head coach Dong Dela Cruz said the fifth set all boiled down to whoever executed its plays better, rather than who has the better players.“When you get to the fifth set it won’t matter who are the better players,” said Dela Cruz. “The team who plays better will take the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMadzlan Gampong and James Natividad provided ample support for Fauzi as they put up 17 points apiece while Kim Malabunga played fourth option as he finished with 10.Lorenzo Capate led the HD Spikers with 23 points. In the bronze medal series, Sta. Elena forced a third match against Philippine Air Force coming away with a five-set win, 27-25, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 16-14.Joven Camaganakan had 22 points to lead the Wrecking Balls while skipper Berlin Paglinawan added 19.Jeffrey Malabanan had a game-high 26 points to lead the Jet Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Mega Builders snatched a five-set win over Cignal, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13, to set up a do-or-die in the championship series of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Volley Bolt tied the series at 1-1 with Ismail Fauzi firing a game-high 24 points in the victory.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Jimmy Alapag named new Alab Pilipinas head coach View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Supreme Court today pulled up BCCI for “monopolising” cricket in the country and said several youngsters wanting to be Dhonis and Kohlis are not given equal opportunity if they are not on the right side of the cricket body.”Several youngsters in the country want to make their career in cricket and want to be Dhonis and Kohlis due to the glamour and glitz associated with it. They do not get equal opportunity if they are not on the right side of the BCCI. Sometimes they are prevented by the people at the helm of affairs,” a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said. (Supreme Court blasts BCCI for opposing one state-one vote recommendation )The apex court also appointed senior advocate Gopal Subramanium as amicus curiae in the matter and sought his assistance to explore as to how the recommendations of Justice RM Lodha committee favouring large-scale structural reforms, which BCCI and other boards have been resisting, could be implemented.The bench, also comprising Justice FMI Kalifulla, expressed anguish over the cricket body running a “prohibitory regime and monopolizing cricket” across the country, saying no one can play the game without its nod.”You (BCCI) are running a prohibitory regime which is spread across the country. If a player has to play cricket he has to be with you. You have complete monopoly. You have monopoly over members and you prevent people from becoming members.”Suppose a state from North East wants to be a member in BCCI. You are not allowing it to become a member because your writ lies there also. You don’t want to give them equal opportunity. You have complete monopoly over Team India because you select them and don’t want to give the right to anyone else. We need to balance things,” the bench said.advertisementThe Court said it failed to understand why there should be any problem to anyone because Justice RM Lodha-led committee has opened the membership to other states and recommended one state-one vote.The bench made it clear to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), which has expressed its reservations to one state-one vote formula, that it is not concerned with any state associations.”We make it clear that we are not concerned with any state cricket associations but if they want to associate with BCCI, then they have to reform themselves. You will have to fall in line and reform yourselves or you will lose your membership,” the bench said.Senior advocate Arvind Dattar, appearing for TNCA, said the recommendation of one state-one vote will create inequality rather than equality.”The recommendation will create inequality rather than equality. It will promote inequality among equals,” he said.The bench then said when one country, irrespective of its population, constitutes one vote in International Cricket Council (ICC), then why cannot the formula work for BCCI.”When ICC accepts the principle of one country-one vote irrespective of population, then why can’t the similar formula of one state-one vote work for BCCI. It will result in equality to play cricket,” the bench said.It further said the apex court has already held that if anybody or association is discharging public function, then it has some responsibilities and obligations and equal opportunity needs to be given to all.At the outset, the bench also pulled up Baroda Cricket Association which has opposed the reforms recommended by the Lodha panel, saying any cricketing body associated with the BCCI will have to reform itself.”If any cricket club or association wants to do anything, we are least bothered. We are not here to reform every cricketing club. But if any institution which is discharging public duty like BCCI, then any organization or association associated with it will have to reform itself,” the court said.Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Baroda Cricket Association, said reforms suggested by the Lodha panel are not under constitutional principle and may or may not be implemented by the BCCI, but state associations, which have their own set of rules, cannot implement them.”Every association has its own set of rules and bye laws which can’t be changed. Do we all who constitute BCCI have to change our laws, it can’t be,” Sibal said, adding that if the cricket board does something wrong, it could be held accountable but not the associations.He said there cannot be uniform rules and regulations as there may be problems in following them owing to different members having different compositions, laws and bye-laws.Sibal said the BCCI selection committee consists of five members from five zones and they select players from different zones without any favourtism.advertisement”Even in present structure in BCCI, equal representation is given to all the zones. There is nothing like undue or undemocratic (favour),” he said.The Baroda Cricket Association had earlier told the apex court that the Lodha panel’s recommendation of one state-one vote would lead to “enormous politics” and pressure within the system of the apex cricket body.last_img read more

first_imgMoises Henriques and Travis Head were involved in a 109-run stand for an eight-wicket victory that ended India’s seven-match unbeaten streak against Australia. (Scorecard)AUSTRALIA INNINGS:22.08 IST: AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS WITH 27 BALLS TO SPARE. Australia change the script finally! It was the pair that had good ‘head’ on their shoulders, pun intended, that saw the Aussies home! That ends India’s 7-game unbeaten streak against these opponents. The picture wasn’t rosy when the visitors began their chase. They lost Warner and Finch early to shots that could have done without. Yet another batting collapse was on the way it seemed.Henriques and Head had different ideas though. They first took their time to have a good feel of the conditions and once they felt they were in, the shots started coming off their bats. That they had a pretty paltry score to chase helped the duo set in. What helped them is Chahal and Yadav having off days with the ball, courtesy a wet outfield on account of the dew.22.01 IST: FIFTY! Moises Henriques scores his second half-century. Australia are racing towards a victory! Short delivery on off, Henriques pulls it over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen. This has been a really good knock from the all-rounder. Well-paced!14.2: K Yadav to M Henriques (47), 6 runs, 104/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201711.5: Y Chahal to TM Head (37), 6 runs, 86/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.44 IST: FOUR! This is too easy for the visitors at the moment! Half-volley outside off, Henriques drives it elegantly through extra cover to find the fence.advertisement10.2: K Yadav to TM Head (29), 4 runs, 71/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.43 IST: FOUR! Deft! Quick delivery outside off, Henriques waits for it and dabs it past first slip for a boundary. Intelligent cricket from the all-rounder. Australia 67/2 (10 overs) vs India 1188.4: H Pandya to TM Head (24), 4 runs, 61/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 20178.2: H Pandya to M Henriques (25), 4 runs, 56/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.34 IST: FOUR! Another half-tracker on middle, Head hammers it through mid-wicket for a rocketing boundary. 14 from this one, this is the kind of over Australia needed. Australia 50/2 (8 overs) vs India 1187.2: K Yadav to M Henriques (18), 6 runs, 43/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.24 IST: SIX! Boom! That came right off the screws! Short delivery on off, sits up nicely for Henriques. He stands tall and pulls it with authority over deep backward square leg for half a dozen. Australia 31/2 (5.3 overs) vs India 11821.21 IST: An appeal for a caught behind denied! Length delivery outside off, Moises pushes at it with minimal foot movement but gets foxed. Dhoni takes it nicely. There is a shout but the umpire stays put. Kohli is interested and walks up to the keeper but they do not opt to go for the review.3.6: J Bumrah to TM Head (11), 4 runs, 24/2 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.15 IST: FOUR! Beautiful! There is not a better sight in cricket than the straight drive. Bumrah bowls a fuller on off, Head leans into it and creams it down the ground for a majestic boundary.Rooting for #TeamIndia #BleedBlue #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.12 IST: WICKET! Finch throws his wicket away too! Australia on the back foot. Back of a length outside off, holding its line. Finch punches it off his back foot straight towards Kohli at covers without bothering to keep it down. The Indian skipper accepts it gleefully. The crowd is right behind their players, shouting at the top of their voices. Australia 13/2 (2.5 overs) vs India 11821.05 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah strikes. That’s a poor shot from the Australian skipper and he pays the price for it. His poor run in T20Is continues. Back of a length delivery on off, skids through the surface. Warner is hurried on but he still goes through with his pull. Ends up getting a top edge towards Kohli at covers. He settles under it and pouches it safely. He pumps his fists in the air, shows how much this wicket means to him and his side. Australia 11/1 (1.3 overs) vs India 1181.1: J Bumrah to A Finch (7), 4 runs, 10/0 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.02 IST: In the air… but safe! Length delivery on middle and leg, skids through the surface. Warner is hurried a touch.20.58 IST: Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Finch drives it through cover-point. Pandey hares after it and throws it back to Kohli. The throw is at the keeper’s end as the batsmen attempt the third. Dhoni flicks it back to the stumps but Warner is in. Unconventional work from Dhoni, that is what makes him such a brilliant keeper.advertisement20.57 IST: Wide! Starts off with a fullish delivery on middle and leg, it swings down prodigiously. Finch goes for a flick but misses. Regulation take for Dhoni to his left.20.55 IST: We are back for the run chase! The top T20 run-getter in this year, Aaron Finch and the ever-explosive David Warner stride out to open the innings with the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to run in with the brand new white ball. Two slips in place.INDIA INNINGS:20.47 IST: The innings never took off for the hosts as they kept on losing wickets at consistent intervals. Some wickets were lost to poor shots while some to genuinely shrewd bowling. The 33-run stand between Pandya and Kuldeep for the eighth wicket helped the home side crawl past the 100-run mark. All the Australian bowlers were disciplined on a track that has something on it for both pacers and spinners. The dew has also set in and it won’t be easy for India to defend. Australia will back themselves to hunt this down unless they collapse terribly.20.46 IST: That’s it! India have been bundled out for 118. A terrific bowling from Australia to restrict India to a paltry total. They were on the money right from the beginning. Jason Behrendorff, the youngster was in his elements. He ran through the top order single-handedly, taking all the four wickets in the Powerplay.19.3: WICKET! J Bumrah (7) is out, run out (Tim Paine), 115/9- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201718.3: N Coulter-Nile to J Bumrah (4), 4 runs, 111/8 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201720.30 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya short stay at the crease comes to an end. The slower ball works for Stoinis and Australia! Stoinis bowls a slower off cutter outside off, Hardik looks to belt it over long off. Ends up offering the simplest of catches to Christian, the sub fielder, who makes no mistake. India 103/8 (17.3 overs) vs Australia16.1: A Tye to H Pandya (20), 6 runs, 96/7 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201714.6: A Tye to K Yadav (10), 4 runs, 85/7 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201720.17 IST: The ball slipped out of Tye’s hand and Warner is not happy with it. He is having a discussion with the umpire who is in no mood to change the ball.20.17 IST: NO BALL! Another knuckle ball gone wrong! Horribly wrong! Ends up bowled an over-the-waist full toss which Yadav ducks under. No ball signaled! Free Hit coming up.20.05 IST: WICKET! Catching practise for Henriques at third man! Oh Kumar, what have you done here! It was banged it short around off, Kumar sways back and helps the ball straight to the fielder in the deep. Moises gets there and pouches it crouching low forward. India 70/7 (12.4 overs) vs Australiaadvertisement19.58 IST: WICKET! Adam Zampa gets his second as he castles Kedar Jadhav. Zampa is on a roll in Guwahati. Tosses in a wrong ‘un around off, Jadhav fails to pick that one. He looks to go for a big shot down the ground and only makes contact with thin air. Ends up losing his middle stick. Very poor shot with the circumstance that India are in. They slide further now. India 67/6 (11.1 overs) vs Australia19.57 IST: Low full toss on the pads, Pandya flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket. Stoinis hares across from square leg, puts in a slide early but manages to save a run for his side. Looked funny but it was effective.19.50 IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni also falls. India in big big trouble now. Zampa tosses it outside off and lures Dhoni walks down and ends up missing the ball completely as the ball spun after pitching. India 60/5 (9.5 overs) vs Australia19.49 IST: FOUR! A full toss to anybody is a crime, leave alone Dhoni! MS charges down and heaves it aerially towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. There was a fielder there but it was just away from him. India 59/4 (9.3 overs) vs Australia8.1: MP Stoinis to K Jadhav (23), 4 runs, 51/4 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2017What a spell from Behrendorff – he finishes with the fifth best T20I figures ever in just his second match with 4-21.IND 4-43 #INDvAUS- (@CricketAus) October 10, 201719.35 IST: Warner is bowling Behrendorff out. The youngster has been sensational in his spell. Can he get a five-wicket haul?19.32 IST: FOUR! Width on offer, cashed! Tye hurls it outside off, Jadhav slashes it over backward point for a boundary. Wasn’t far from the leaping fielder there.5.3: A Tye to K Jadhav (15), 4 runs, 36/4 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201719.27 IST: The cheers get louder as the crowd favourite MS Dhoni strides out to the middle. Amidst the flurry of wickets, his calmness is what India would need.19.27 IST: WICKET! Behrendorff gets his fourth, the first time by an Aussie pace bowler in a T20I against India. Pitched on a length around off, Dhawan looks to go downtown. Seems like it would be a maximum, but there was height more than distance on that. Warner backtracked from mid off and took a stunning tumbling catch to send back his Hyderabad team-mate. What a spell of seam bowling this is turning out to be. India 27/4 (4.3 overs)3.5: N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav (7), 6 runs, 27/3 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201719.20 IST: It is on a length outside off, Jadhav looks to cut that but doesn’t look in control as the ball rises a touch more. Flies just over Maxwell at backward point for a run. Kedar is up and running now.19.14 IST: WICKET! Jason Behrendorff is on fire at the moment as he gets his third wicket. India are in a spot of bother, something that has been quite rare in the series so far! The bowler lands it around off, it seams away just a touch. Pandey pays the price for being tentative as he pushes at it from the crease. India 16/3 (2.2 overs)19.08 IST: Coulter-Nile begins with a length ball outside off, Dhawan flays at it and gets a run towards third man as the ball goes there off the outer half of his bat. He gets going now.19.06 IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli trapped by Jason Behrendorff in the first over. Big, big wicket for Australia this! Virat Kohli is the man walking back. Behrendorff lands it on a length again, Kohli stays in the crease and looks to flick. The ball hits his pads and lobs up in the air. The bowler runs there, catches it appeals. The umpire gives the marching order to the skipper. Virat looks stunned, consults his partner for a review but decides against it. Well, Snicko shows a spike as the ball passes the bat. So it is indeed a caught and bowled dismissal. First duck in T20Is for the Indian skipper, India rocked early. India 8/2 (1 over)19.04 IST: WICKET! Jason Behrendorff gets his maiden wicket in international cricket. Peach of a delivery to get that. On a length around middle and leg, Rohit Sharma looks to push at it from the crease. Misses and wears it on the pads. Australians appeal and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. Rohit thinks about taking the review but decides against it. Early setback for the hosts here.0.3: J Behrendorff to RG Sharma (8), 4 runs, 8/0 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201719.00 IST: FOUR! Off the mark with a boundary! You have to listen to the noise to know the result.18.58 IST: The national anthems are over. We are all set to get underway. The six-hitting batsman Rohit Sharma and stylish southpaw Shikhar Dhawan walk out in a bid to provide the home side with a flying start.Australia wins the toss. Elect to bowl first. Follow the game here – #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201718.38 IST: TEAMS!India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahAustralia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff18.31 IST: TOSS! Australia have won the toss and they will bowl first against India. Hosts lead 3-match series 1-018.13 IST: The Men-in-Blue are out in the field, warming up ahead of the match.Guwahati gets its first taste of cricket as the Men in Blue gear up for the 2nd T20I #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2017The ACA Stadium at Barsapara in Guwahati…. slight drizzle..#INDvAUS Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 10, 2017In-form India will look to dominate Australia and seal the three-match T20I series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati today.India, who are ranked fifth, started the T20I series on a winning note outclassing the visitors in every department to register a nine-wicket victory via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in a rain-marred match in Ranchi on Saturday.Welcome to Guwahati for the second #INDvAUS T20. We’ve had some rain this afternoon but the forecast is good! Toss in 30 minutes (@CricketAus) October 10, 2017#TeamIndia could not train at the beautiful Barsapara Cricket Ground in Guwahati due to rain and wet outfield, but made use of the ??. BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2017The hosts, who produced a brilliant all-round show in the previous match, will hope to deliver a similar performance.The Australian batting has mostly revolved around the top three of Warner, Finch and Steve Smith, and with the skipper ruled out of the series with a shoulder injury, it would be a challenge to counter the Indian spin challenge and bounce back in the series.Australia would hope that the big-hitting Glenn Maxwell returns to form after a pathetic run of 39, 14, 5 in the ODIs and 17 in the opening T20I.India have won 10 and lost four out of the 14 matches played against Australia. The hosts have won seven matches in a row, and they have not lost to Australia in T20Is since September 28, 2012.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ashish Nehra, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel.Australia: David Warner (captain), Moises Henriques, Aaron Finch, Tim Paine (wicket-keeper), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Travis Head, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson.last_img read more

first_imgCameron Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith were playing their first Test match after returning from the ball-tampering ban and the trio got a hostile reception at Edgbaston.After Australia won the toss and elected to bat in the first Ashes Test against England on Thursday, English fans at Edgbaston greeted the Aussies with sandpaper and a banner which read: England Champs, Aussie Cheats.During the 2019 Cricket World Cup, David Warner and Steve Smith were booed across several venues in England. Warner, however, finished as the second highest run-scorer in the tournament.Some animosity towards the Australian team was expected even before the start of The Ashes. In 2018, Cameron Bancroft was caught tampering the ball during a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. He was banned for 9 months while then skipper Steve Smith and David Warner were handed one-year bans. While Warner and Smith returned from their bans to play the Indian Premier League and the World Cup, this was the first time Cameron Bancroft was playing for Australia after the ball-tampering scandal.Stuart Broad who had rocked Australia early on Day 1 with the wickets of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, had warned the tourists of a tasty reception in Edgbaston.”Edgbaston will be tasty won’t it? I think you use it. I think they’d be wrong not to prepare and expect, certainly the Birmingham, Old Trafford and Headingley crowds to be quite lively. I think the atmosphere somewhere like Birmingham is just naturally brilliant.”The crowd come to see England try and win but have an amazing time with it. Look, Warner and Smith have played in front of many a big crowd and have had to warm to much abuse over their careers.advertisement”I’m sure the Barmy Army will make them slightly nervous because they are an intimidating unit, but I don’t think it will affect their performances,” Broad told Read | Ashes: Tim Paine’s handshake tradition creates stir ahead of Edgbaston TestAlso Read | Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on AshesAlso Seelast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lawrenson can’t see Sheffield Utd stopping Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Mark Lawrenson can’t see Sheffield United stopping the Reds.The Blades host Liverpool today.Writing in his weekly BBC Sport predictions column on, Lawro claimed United would be hard pushed to pick up the three points against the Reds, and stated: “The Blades got a great win over Everton at Goodison Park last time out, but it is asking a lot for them to beat Liverpool too.Offering his opinion on how the Blades could trouble the Reds at the back, the former Liverpool man contended: “I like Chris Wilder’s team a lot, but I don’t really see them causing the Reds many problems – apart from at set-pieces – or keeping them quiet at the other end.” last_img read more

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais de toute la province se préparent pour leur gros plan. Le lancement de la campagne My Nova Scotia a eu lieu à Yarmouth, aujourd’hui 4 avril. Les participants enthousiastes se sont présentés aux auditions pour avoir la chance d’être l’une des vedettes d’une publicité télévisée régionale qui sera diffusée pendant l’été. « Nous sommes très heureux de la réaction des Néo-Écossais envers la campagne, » a dit Percy Paris, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme. « Cette campagne régionale est une façon novatrice d’encourager les gens à promouvoir notre belle province. Ils contribuent à attirer un plus grand nombre de visiteurs en Nouvelle-Écosse en partageant leurs expériences préférées et en annonçant à tous les raisons pour lesquelles ils doivent venir visiter la province. » Vingt et un gagnants qui peuvent exprimer d’une façon convaincante et divertissante ce qu’ils aiment le plus au sujet de la province seront les vedettes de publicités télévisées qui seront diffusées de mai à septembre. L’autobus des auditions pour la campagne My Nova Scotia se rendra dans 13 autres collectivités de la province, notamment à Lunenburg et Liverpool dès mardi. Il se rendra également à Wolfville, à Annapolis Royal et au Cap-Breton, entre autres. L’événement final aura lieu le 18 avril à Halifax, sur le front de mer derrière le Musée maritime de l’Atlantique. Pour obtenir plus d’information et pour consulter l’horaire complet de la tournée, consultez le read more

A 34-year-old man wanted by Haldimand OPP is in a New Brunswick hospital and in custody after being shot by police.Charles Potts of Haldimand was taken to hospital after a confrontation with police on the Trans-Canada Highway between Edmunston and Saint-Leonard shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. Edmunston is 1,200 kilometres and a 12-hour drive from Dunnville in Haldimand County.Haldimand OPP had been looking for Potts in relation to a May 22 incident on Robinson Road in Dunnville involving a male in crisis.Following the Robinson Road incident, OPP issued an alert about Potts describing him as being armed and dangerous. The OPP closed down Robinson Road between Stringer and Carter Roads for nine hours to search for him but the search was unsuccessful.Police in Edmunston, NB, were called to investigate a break and enter at an Edmunston business shortly after midnight on May 27.Police were told an armed man had shot at and injured an employee of the business, Edmunston Police and New Brunswick RCMP said in a joint statement“The suspect fled the scene in a stolen company vehicle,” said the police statement. “The vehicle left the road near Highway 2 and the suspect fled on foot.”The New Brunswick RCMP canine unit was called in to search for the suspect but the search was unsuccessful.However, shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Edmunston police spotted a man they believed to be the suspect driving another stolen vehicle. Police followed the vehicle which led them into RCMP jurisdiction.Members of the West District RCMP responded to the scene and put a spike belt on the Trans-Canada Highway.“The vehicle was brought to a stop and the man exited the vehicle with a firearm,” the statement said. “A short time later, the man took actions that were threatening towards the members and police discharged their firearm towards the man.“He suffered what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries and he was transported to hospital, where he remains for treatment.”Insp. Steve Robinson, of the Edmunston Police, confirmed that the man they arrested is Charles Potts.“We’re not sure why he was here,” Robinson said. “We’ve never had any dealings with him before this.“He may have been just trying to escape Ontario and maybe he was trying to go further east, to Halifax.”Anyone travelling from Ontario or Quebec heading to the East Coast by highway has to go through Edmunston. The community is like a funnel, Robinson said.Edmunston is a community of about 18,000 people just a couple of kilometres away from the Quebec border in the northwestern part of New Brunswick. It is on the Canada-United States border and is across from Madawaska, Maine.“We don’t usually get incidents like this,” Robinson said. “This was something pretty unusual for us and people were really upset when they heard someone (the employee of the business) had been shot.”The employee was taken to hospital, treated and released, he said.Potts meanwhile remains in custody and in hospital. He is due to appear in court in Edmunston on Tuesday.Edmunston Police and the New Brunswick RCMP’s major crime unit are continuing their investigation. Meanwhile, an independent review of the incident and police actions will be conducted.Potts will also face charges in Haldimand, but at this point it’s unclear when he will be returned to Ontario, Const. Rod LeClair of the Haldimand OPP read more

The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “shared the concern expressed by the Director General in his report at the number of Iran’s past failures to report material, facilities and activities as required by its safeguards obligations,” the Board said in a statement summing up its meeting in Vienna.Delivering the report on Monday, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei noted corrective actions were being taken and called on Iran to bring into force an additional protocol on expanded inspections to enhance IAEA’s ability to provide credible assurances about the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.“Noting the Iranian actions taken thus far to correct these failures, the Board urged Iran promptly to rectify all safeguards problems identified in the report and resolve questions that remain open,” today’s statement said. Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the IAEA is entrusted with verifying.The Board also called on Iran to cooperate fully with the Agency in its on-going work. “Specifically, the Board took note of the Director General’s 16 June introductory statement which called on Iran to permit the Agency to take environmental samples at the particular location where allegations about enrichment activities exists,” it added.Welcoming Iran’s readiness to look positively at signing and ratifying an additional protocol, the Board urged Tehran “to promptly and unconditionally conclude and implement an additional protocol to its Safeguards Agreement, in order to enhance the Agency’s ability to provide credible assurances regarding the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, particularly the absence of undeclared material and activities.”The Board welcomed Iran’s reaffirmed commitment to full transparency and “expected Iran to grant the Agency all access deemed necessary by the Agency in order to create the necessary confidence in the international community,” the statement said.Noting that the enrichment plant is under IAEA safeguards, the Board encouraged Iran not to introduce nuclear material at the pilot enrichment plant, as a confidence-building measure and requested Mr. ElBaradei to provide a further report on the situation whenever appropriate.“The jury is still out. We still have a lot of work to do,” Mr. ElBaradei told reporters afterwards. He said he trusted Iran would allow the Agency to do the work it needs to do to provide the necessary assurances.“The Board was very clear that safeguards have to be implemented in a very comprehensive, very conspicuous manner, very rigid manner, if you like,” he added. “To build confidence you need to be completely transparent and that the issues before us should be resolved as early as possible.”He said the IAEA was continuing its inspection work, including the collection of environmental samples, and would be in a better position to report back to the Board by September, although it could also report earlier if needed. read more

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) warned that pregnant women – who have accounted for six of the eight fatalities in one camp where the virus has been detected – were especially vulnerable to the disease, which usually has a fatality rate of 1 to 4 per cent.According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 625 HEV-related cases and 22 deaths have been documented in western Sudan. UNFPA and WHO both warned that the virus – usually transmitted through water contaminated with human waste – could spread quickly in Darfur, where hundreds of thousands of IDPs live in overcrowded camps with poor sanitation.UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said the threat posed by the emergence of the virus underlined the need for greater donor support for all sectors of the humanitarian effort in Darfur, which senior UN officials have described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”Food must remain a priority, of course, including nutritional supplements for pregnant and lactating women who have already been weakened by malnourishment and anaemia,” Ms. Obaid said. “But this outbreak highlights the urgency of greater international support for all sectors, from food to water and sanitation to health care.” read more

TORONTO – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. is selling its jewelry and watch division, Harry Winston Inc., to Swatch Group of Switzerland for US$750 million.Swatch, the world’s largest watch company, will also assume $250 million in debt.The Toronto-based diamond miner and retailer announced early Monday that the transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals.Harry Winston Diamond (TSX:HW) says it has agreed to change its name to Dominion Diamond Corp. after the deal closes.The two companies also plan to explore opportunities for a joint diamond polishing venture.Swatch says Harry Winston will complement the prestige segment of the group.“We are proud and happy to welcome Harry Winston to the Swatch Group family _ diamonds are still a girl’s best friend,” said chairwoman Nayla Hayek. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 14, 2013 2:31 am MDT Harry Winston sells jewelry division to Swatch for US$750 million read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 20, 2017 2:46 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,149.60, down 116.44 points):Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 39 cents, or 3.38 per cent, to $11.14 on 10.3 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 84 cents, or 8.17 per cent, to $9.44 on 9.4 million shares. The Calgary-based oil company announced plans to sell between $4 billion and $5 billion of assets, cut up to an additional $1 billion in costs over the next three years and the unexpected retirement of CEO Brian Ferguson.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $2.61 on 9.2 million shares. SpiceJet could buy up to 50 additional Q400 planes from Bombardier under a letter of intent signed at the Paris Air Show. If all the planes in the letter of intent are delivered, the order would be valued at up to US$1.7 billion, before discounts.Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC). Telecommunications. Up 20 cents, or 5.24 per cent, to $4.02 on 6.8 million shares.Titan Medical Inc. (TSX:TMD). Healthcare. Down three cents, or 17.14 per cent, to 14.5 cents on 4.5 million shares.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Communication services. Down 29 cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $45.14 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Air Canada (TSX:AC). Airline. Down two cents, or 0.12 per cent, to $17.24 on 481,577 shares. Air Canada’s plans to develop its own frequent flyer program are one of several digitization initiatives the airline is pursuing to meet the varying needs of its 45 million passengers a year, CEO Calin Rovinescu says. Weeks after Air Canada announced it was ditching Aeroplan, Rovinescu said the decision was part of the company’s broader strategy to become more digital in its operations. That includes looking at working with artificial intelligence specialists to recognize patterns in customer data, and employing augmented reality to change how employees learn and collaborate.Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Up 63 cents, or 4.26 per cent, to $15.42 on 2.05 million shares. The alternative mortgage lender is selling $1.2 billion in mortgage assets to real estate-focused private equity firm KingSett Capital as it looks to stabilize its position following a flood of customer withdrawals from their savings accounts. Home Capital expects to lose approximately $15 million on the deal, which will allow it to reduce its debt, after taking on an emergency $2-billion line of credit with onerous terms from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. read more

Fleet managers across the UK are logging on to the new and improved SMMT CO2 enquiry service in huge numbers to check company car tax liabilities. The service, which had averaged around 500 ‘hits’ a day during the first five months of the year, saw enquiries soar to more than 3,000 a day towards the end of June.Commenting on the news Christopher Macgowan, SMMT Chief Executive said, ‘SMMT has put a great deal of work into ensuring that this is the definitive source of CO2 information in the UK and clearly we are best placed to offer this service. It is vital that the information is as accurate and accessible as possible as people try to get to grips with the new tax regime due next year’.Launched in June this year, the revamped site contains information sourced directly from first registration forms. It is received electronically via the AFRL* system, or from the V55 form, cutting down on data input errors. The entire database is refreshed every month as new model variants come on stream, making this the most comprehensive CO2 information service available. Existing data for older models has also been updated ensuring that all the information is as accurate as possible. Notes to editors For further information on CO2 reports, or any other industry data, contact Tim Bruin on 020 7344 1655 or E-Mail The new company car tax regime comes into effect in April 2002. The rate of tax payable will be based on list price of a car adjusted by its carbon dioxide output. Cars emitting less than 165 g/km CO2 will be taxed at the lowest rate, 15 per cent of list price. Increments of 5 g/km will add one per cent to the taxable rate. For example, a car emitting 170 g/km CO2 will incur 16 per cent tax on list price, 195 g/km will incur 21 per cent. The maximum rate will be 35 per cent. Diesel cars attract an additional three per cent levy. The new CO2 based system replaces the current ‘mileage adjuster’ where company car tax is based on the list price adjusted by the number of business miles driven in a year. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) *AFRL – Automated First Registration and Licensing. read more

first_imgThe levy was introduced in England in October 2015Credit:Telegraph It vindicates the charge, which we predicted would be good news for the marine environmentLauren Eyles, Marine Conservation Society Thanks to our thousands of fantastic volunteers who collect beach litter data, we can now see the impact these charges have had.”Beaches in Scotland saw a decrease of 18 per cent in overall litter levels, rubbish in the North East of England dropped by 14 per cent and in the Channel Islands by 10 per cent.However, there were increases in the amount of beach litter in the North West, 24 per cent, Wales and the South West, 15 per cent, and nine per cent in Northern Ireland.Analysis of the data collected by volunteers also showed a rise of over four per cent in the quantity of drinks containers found on the UK’s beaches, including plastic bottles, bottle tops and aluminium cans.There was also a rise of just over half the past year in the amount of balloon-related litter found on beaches.Turtles mistake plastic bags and balloons for their jellyfish prey, and the items can block their digestive systems leading to death from starvation.Some species of seabirds are particularly attracted by the scent of this plastic junk “food”.The positive news comes as separate figures reveal that two thirds of plastic consumer goods packaging which could be recycled is in fact being thrown away.Only half a million tonnes of the 1.5 million tonnes recyclable plastic waste created each year is being recycled, data from plastics recycling organisation Recoup show.The rest goes to landfill or for incineration, because of a lack of knowledge about what can be recycled and because local authorities lack the facilities to deal with it, according to the Co-op, which published the figures.The company which has launched an initiative to make 80 per cent of all its packaging recyclable by 2020.Iain Ferguson, Co-op environment manager, said: “It is shocking that such a small percentage of plastic packaging is being recycled, especially materials that are already easy to recycle like plastic bottles.”We need to stop thinking about this plastic as a waste and start to use it as a resource.” Tesco bag flying about Last night a spokesman said the results of the latest survey justified campaigning for the charge.Beaches in England and Northern Ireland saw the biggest drop in the number of plastic bags found during the clean up – over half compared with 2015.In Wales the number – just under four bags for every 100 metres cleaned – was significantly lower than any other year since 2011, while in Scotland volunteers found on average one bag fewer over the same distance this year compared with last year.The charity also said there has been a drop of almost 4 per cent in the amount of litter found on UK beaches between 2015 and 2016, with 6,000 volunteers collecting 268,384 items.”It vindicates the charge, which we predicted would be good news for the marine environment,” said Lauren Eyles, the Marine Conservation Society beachwatch manager. The number of plastic bags found littering UK beaches has nearly halved in the last year thanks to the introduction of the 5p levy, according to conservationists.The Marine Conservation Society, which conducts an annual September clean-up, said its volunteers found just under seven bags per 100 metres of coastline this year compared to 11 in 2015, the lowest number in a decade.The charity began calling for action on single-use carrier bags in shops back in 2008 and was instrumental in getting a levy introduced in Wales in 2011, Northern Ireland in 2013, Scotland in 2014 and England in October last year. 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

The Prince of Wales arrived in Kumasi “At Osu Castle yesterday, it was especially important to me – as indeed it was on my first visit there forty-one years ago – that I should acknowledge the most painful chapter of Ghana’s relations with the nations of Europe, including the United Kingdom. Prince of Wales tours a Cocoa Farm in GhanaCredit:Getty “The appalling atrocity of the slave trade, and the unimaginable suffering it caused, left an indelible stain on the history of our world.“While Britain can be proud that it later led the way in the abolition of this shameful trade, we have a shared responsibility to ensure that the abject horror of slavery is never forgotten, that we abhor the existence of modern slavery and that we robustly promote and defend the values which today make it incomprehensible, to most of us, that human beings could ever treat each other with such utter inhumanity.”The speech, his first major address of his four-day visit to Ghana, will also see him praise the strength of his host’s bilateral relationship with the UK in the 21st century, emphasising its important role in the Commonwealth.Calling the Commonwealth an “unparalleled network of professional expertise,” the Prince will argue it is the key to solving “some of the most pressing challenges of our time”. “No issue is more pressing than that of climate change,” he will say. Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – our weekly newsletter with everything you need to know about the Royal family. The Prince of Wales arrived in KumasiCredit:Getty In chaotic scenes, thousands of guests descended into a small square to celebrate with music, dancing, processions and gunfire. As the Prince and Duchess made their way around the seating area to meet leaders, they were mobbed by local press and curious visitors desperate to catch a glimpse of the heir to the throne.Later, in an exchange of gifts which included a golden seat and considerable amounts of alcohol, one leader asked the Prince’s permission to touch an amused Duchess as he draped a colourful shawl around her.In a busy day of engagements, the Prince also visited Kumasi market, where he saw a new building, partly funded by the UK, which will replace an expansive market of make-shift stalls where fires put the lives of traders, and its one million daily shoppers, at risk.Travelling separately for part of the trip to allow them to meet more people, the Duchess visited the National Cultural Centre where she bought drums as a gift for each of her grandchildren.The afternoon saw the Prince driven to rural Kumasi, where curious children lined the dusty streets to wave at his convoy. There, amid the lush forests, he met cocoa farmers to learn more about the trade for which Ghana is now famous. The third day of the royal visit to Ghana saw the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall welcomed in a “Durbar”, a lively ceremony honouring chiefs with gifts and a meeting with the King of the Ashantis. Prince of Wales tastes a sample as he tours a Cocoa Farm The Prince of Wales is to acknowledge the role of Britain in the “most painful chapter” of Ghana’s historic relations with Europe, as he speaks of the “appalling atrocity” of the slave trade in a landmark speech.The Prince, who will speak at the invitation of the President of Ghana at an international conference on Monday morning, will make clear reference to slavery for the first time in such a forum, as he seeks to build Commonwealth ties during a visit to West Africa.Speaking of the “unimaginable suffering” which left an “indelible stain on the history of our world”, he will argue that Britain must take responsibility for ensuring the horrors are never forgotten.Earlier this week, the Prince visited Christiansborg Castle in Osu, walking the same steps that an estimated 1.5million slaves were forced down in the 17th and 18th centuries to be passed through the ‘Door of No Return’ to be trafficked to the New World.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The castle, built in 1661 and owned by the Danes when it was a slave fort, went on to become a headquarters for the British colonial government until Ghana declared independence.In a speech to members of the Commonwealth at a conference in Accra on Monday, the Prince will say: “The histories of our two nations are closely intertwined, and while today we enjoy shared opportunity, we can never forget that our past has sometimes borne witness to tragedy and loss and, at times, profound injustice. read more

first_imgQualcomm’s vision of a connected home may be the closest thing to something that will actually work in the average user’s home.Making a connected home is really hard unless everything is made by the same manufacturer or running the same OS. At least, that’s what the rest of the tech world would have you believe. The truth is, software can easily be written that allows for interoperability between many different devices.Qualcomm has the benefit of having their chips in so many devices that they don’t have to care whether or not their software is dependent on their hardware because there’s not really anyone competing with them in the hardware space right now. This gives them the flexibility to release things like Alljoyn, and as it turns out this service is could easily be the ground floor for a connected home.Qualcomm’s demonstrations are simple, but set the stage for something great. The alarm clock demo shows the ability to set an alarm from any of your connected devices, have that alarm go off on whichever connected devices you tell it to, and be able to snooze or shut off that alarm from any of your connected devices. It could be a watch like the Qualcomm Toq, a Nexus 7 tablet, or an Alljoyn enabled set top box that delivers notifications to your television and allows you to control everything from your remote.This kind of reciprocal notification interactivity is ideal for a connected home, and puts control wherever you are instead of tethering you to a single control mechanism.last_img read more

first_img Short URL By AFP Trump says he won’t reinstate separating children from parents at US-Mexico border The US President blamed his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama for the highly controversial policy. Tuesday 9 Apr 2019, 10:18 PM Image: San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS/ABACA Apr 9th 2019, 10:18 PM 11,306 Views Share3 Tweet Email 22 Comments US President Donald Trump shakes hands with a Border Patrol agent last week. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US President Donald Trump shakes hands with a Border Patrol agent last week. Image: San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS/ABACA US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump said he won’t resume separating children of undocumented migrants, but added that the policy does prevent people from treating illegal border crossings like a trip to “Disneyland.”“We’re not looking to do it,” he told reporters at the White House.However, Trump said the practice, which ended in June 2018 under heavy political and legal pressure, had in fact been useful in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants across the US-Mexican border.“I’ll tell you something: once you don’t have it, that’s why you have many more people coming,” Trump said of migrants and asylum seekers.“They are coming like it’s a picnic, like ‘let’s go to Disneyland,’” the president said. Last week he referred to the asylum process as a “hoax.”Trump’s battle to prevent illegal immigration and soaring numbers of asylum seekers has turned into the biggest political fight in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election. Honduran migrants climb over the border fence to the USA to get into the hands of the US border guards. Source: DPA/PA ImagesThe Republican is pushing hard for construction of hundreds of miles of new border wall and layers of razor wire. He says that the United States is “full” and cannot take any more migrants or even people fleeing violence in Central America.On Sunday, Trump abruptly announced the departure of the official in charge of fighting illegal immigration – Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.According to US media reports, Trump’s reshuffle could herald even harsher measures on the southern border.Confusion and rhetoricBut Trump’s latest comments reflect the confused nature of the White House’s messaging on the sensitive immigration issue.Trump claimed that he never wanted children to be taken away from their parents when they crossed the border illegally or sought asylum. Instead he blamed this on his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown – I think they were very inappropriate – were by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump. President Obama had child separation.“You know it. We all know it. I’m the one who stopped it,” he said.Obama did crack down on illegal immigration, resulting in large numbers of deportations and children were detained along with their parents.However, Trump accelerated the tough measures with a so-called zero-tolerance policy.This meant that anyone crossing illegally would face automatic prosecution, leading to jailing of adults and immediate separation of their children. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents take part in an operational readiness exercise for closing the San Ysidro border crossing in January. Source: DPA/PA ImagesBefore, families with children were largely allowed to stay together, whether on bail, in custody or being deported.By the time Trump’s policy was halted, thousands of children had been removed and placed in temporary accommodation, leading to harrowing images and reports of administrative chaos in which parents were later unable to find their children.Last week, Trump threatened to impose steep import tariffs on Mexican automobiles if Mexico does not do more to stop would-be migrants on their trek north to the US border.However, the timing and practicalities of this were unclear.Previously, Trump said he would shut down the entire border to stop immigrants entering, but he then backed off in the face of worries over the economic impact.Another controversial policy of automatically returning asylum seekers to wait in Mexico was blocked yesterday by a federal judge in California.© – AFP 2019last_img read more

first_imgThe Oakleigh Market was operating as normal on Thursday morning after a small fire broke out in its premises on Wednesday afternoon. Around 3 o’clock, after the market had closed a fire was detected in the rubbish area. The fire was quickly controlled by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade personnel that attended without causing any extensive damage. A local vendor who spoke to Neos Kosmos English Edition but declined to be identified said that “The market was closed at the time and we were cleaning up. The MFB was here within a couple of minutes they evacuated us, they quickly extinguished the fire and everything was over in an hour.” A spokeswoman for the management of Oakleigh Market, Anna Tartaro stated: “Yesterday [Wednesday] there was a small fire. It is still under investigation so I can’t say too much but the market is still running as usual.” The exact cause of the fire had not been determined at the time of writing this report. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgCES 2012: des nouveautés pour Windows 8Si Microsoft n’a fait aucune annonce fracassante pour sa dernière participation au CES, l’éditeur a tenu tout de même à dévoiler quelques ajouts concernant son prochain OS, Windows 8.Microsoft, pour sa dernière participation au CES de Las Vegas, aura un peu déçu les participants. Une présentation sans annonce fracassante et pour certains sans intérêt. Mais sur le stand, l’éditeur a réservé quelques nouveautés, et notamment sur son futur système d’exploitation Windows 8, dont la sortie est toujours prévue au cours de l’année.La version présentée était différente de celle dévoilée en septembre dernier et apporte de nouvelles fonctionnalités. Premièrement, le panneau de configuration a été revu, sa première mouture était rachitique et Microsoft y a ajouté une option permettant de synchroniser tous ces appareils équipés de l’OS sur un compte Live. Il sera possible, comme le rappelle Numerama, de paramétrer l’arrêt de cette fonction en cas de connexion internet 3G, notamment sur une tablette.Microsoft a travaillé sur une nouvelle application de messagerie unifiée, dans la même veine que celle sous Windows Phone. On pourra depuis ce lieu y envoyer un mail, mais aussi poster un message Facebook ou encore envoyer un SMS en y couplant un téléphone sous Windows Phone. Une fonctionnalité encore non confirmée par l’éditeur mais qui pourrait être une nouvelle preuve de l’unité souhaitée entre les différents appareils de l’écosystème Windows. À lire aussiOstéoporose : traitement, symptômes, causes, définition, de quoi s’agit-il ?Zune laissera sa place à Microsoft Music, un nouveau lecteur de contenus audio, qui intégrera certainement le magasin actuel. Autre fonctionnalité, Photo Feedr. Sous ce nom se cache un hub permettant d’accéder à toutes vos photos, qu’elle soient stockées sur le disque dur de la machine, ou sur les serveurs de réseaux sociaux, comme Facebook ou SkyDrive. Concernant l’interface Metro, plusieurs choses à noter également. Premièrement, un système de push permettra d’afficher en temps réel les notifications sur les vignettes des différentes applications. Classique mais efficace. Comme sur Windows Phone, on pourra assigner une vignette à un contact pour suivre en temps réel, depuis Metro, son actualité sur les réseaux sociaux ou accéder aux mails échangés avec lui. Enfin, de nouveaux gestes tactiles ont été intégrés, comme un retour au menu par un glissement de doigt du haut vers le bas de l’écran.La première version bêta, destinée au public, sera distribuée dès le mois prochain et sera téléchargeable gratuitement, par tous. Pour la sortie de la copie finale de Windows 8, seule l’année 2012 est confirmée. Mais Janelle Pool, la directrice des relations publiques de la division Windows, a fait une remarque qui fait réfléchir: “Nous avons dit que les versions de Windows arrivaient environ tous les trois ans, et cette année cela fera trois ans en octobre que nous avons lancé Windows 7.”Le 15 janvier 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more