Spurs appear ready for life after Vertonghen by targeting another Premier League ace

first_img 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Vertonghen injured his hamstring against Huddersfield at the end of September England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most popular Premier League news shining Vertonghen, meanwhile, is one of the club’s most popular players, in addition to being one of the longest serving.The 31-year-old, who will be 32 in April, signed from Ajax in 2012 and has been ever present in the back line since.His current contract expires at the end of the season and in September explained the club may trigger a clause in the deal that would see him remain until 2020.“My contract is expiring at the end of the season, but Tottenham have an option to extend it with one year,” he said.“I think they will take up the option. We’ll see what happens.” Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars deals REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 silverware huge blow center_img REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Tottenham are targeting Nathan Ake in their search for a new centre-back.The club confirmed that Jan Vertonghen’s hamstring injury will keep him out of action until December and Ake, report The Sun, is thought to be valued at around £40million. The 23-year-old has impressed for Eddie Howe’s side so far this season and is also a full Dutch international.He moved to Chelsea’s academy from Feyenoord in 2011 at the age of 16 and, after loan spells at Reading, Norwich and Bournemouth, made the move to the south coast permanent, with the Cherries paying around £20m in 2017. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REAL DEAL no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ake has been at Bournemouth since his £20m move from Chelsea in 2017 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham starlast_img read more

MLB Winter Meetings: Possible catching options for the Oakland A’s

first_imgOn day one of the Winter Meetings, a controversy was re-hashed and quick player laundry lists unfurled. On day two, the news out of the Oakland A’s camp in San Diego came to a nice halt.“It’s pretty slow,” Vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane said on Tuesday with reporters. “We don’t have a lot. It seems like a lot of the air is filled with free agent talk. You guys are here, too. So it’s a bit slow. But I think that’s a function of us not having to re-invent ourselves at these …last_img read more

What To Do if the Windows 7 Update Bricked Your Samsung Phone

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Option #1: Try a Hard ResetAt first, Microsoft forum moderators were recommending a “hard reset” to fix update issues before they were aware of the Samsung problem. If you’re not sure if you have the Samsung bug or something else, you should probably try a hard reset first as it would be the simplest solution.To perform a hard reset, do the following (steps courtesy of MyNokiaBlog):Press and hold the Camera, Volume Down, and Power buttons simultaneously.Release Power when the phone vibrates, but continue to hold down Camera and Volume Down.Release Camera and Volume Down when the Format prompt is displayed on screen.Press Windows key twice to confirm the hard reset.Option #2: Try a RestoreNext, there’s the option to restore your Windows Phone to its default state. This may or may not resolve the issue, but if your phone is already dead, it’s at least worth a shot.The restore process would return the phone to its previous state prior to the update. However, any changes between the last sync with the Zune desktop software and the phone would be lost. This includes text messages, ringtones, music downloads and settings changed.To attempt a restore, do the following:Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable that came with your phone. (This should be the PC you typically use to sync with Zune). Launch Zune and in the Zune software, click Settings > Phone > Update. (If you have a Mac, you can use the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to download available Windows Phone updates.)Click Restore.Follow the on-screen instructions in the Zune software.If successful, this will bring your phone back to a working state.Option #3: Reflash the Firmware Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Firmware I8700XXJK1 ## 2010 November CSC_Cetus_Europe_I8700XENJK1:  http://www.multiupload.com/OGUYF4F3VA (rar-file password: samfirmware.com) Samsung WP7 Flash Program: http://www.multiupload.com/3OE4SYAGQASamsung Mobile USB Drivers V5.2: http://www.multiupload.com/GH391NDSY1Flash Guide (English): http://www.multiupload.com/FDRJ3WDZQ7Unrar / install downloaded files (FYI: an unrar program for Windows users is WinRAR)Make sure the phone is disconnected from computer and turned offReboot computer and allow the drivers to complete the install.Start the Samsung WP7 Flash Program.Turn on the phone in “download mode” and then connect it to the computer.Drag the 4 files from the unpacked firmware rar-file to the Samsung WP7 Flash Program dialog screen. The application will place each file in the correct field.When the phone is recognized you can use the “Start” button to start the flashing process. DO NOT INTERUPT THIS PROCESS!When the flashing is done (approximately 15 minutes later) the phone will automatically reboot and show the welcome screen.More information on flashing the firmware on the Omnia 7 is available in the Flash guide you downloaded.  The source/credit for downloads is http://www.samfirmware.com/WEBPROTECT-i8700.htm – registration required. Option #4: Return the Phone to Your Carrier/ManufacturerUnfortunately, if none of the above steps worked for you, the only option remaining is to return the phone to your mobile operator or hardware manufacturer. Here’s the forum post from a WP7 support moderator recommending this as your final option if you need some sort of hard proof to show the rep at your local store.The problem with this last solution is that, in many cases, carriers will point fingers at phone manufacturers while manufacturers will point fingers at carriers and at Microsoft and no one will actually step up to take responsibility for the matter. Good luck if this is your only option! (Feel like an early adopter now?)Image credits: Winrumors One forum poster had success by flashing the firmware on his Samsung Omnia 7. Obviously, this is not an officially supported solution and it requires a bit of technical know-how if you choose to try this method. Again, this may or may not work for you. However, several other forum users have claimed success by following these steps.All credit for these steps goes to forum member SConign.Here’s how to proceed:Check if the phone is capable of getting into the “Download Mode.” To do this: Turn off the phone (or remove and replace the battery), then turn it back on by pressing the power/camera/VolumeUP buttons simultaneously. When the phone turns on, release the power button. If the phone shows the yellow triangle with exclamation and a “Download Mode” message, your phone is capable of getting into the “Download Mode,” and you can proceed to the next step.Download the following files (be warned: multiupload.com is loaded with huge  ads and pop-ups):  Yesterday, Microsoft publicly addressed the reports that its first Windows Phone 7 update was “bricking” users’ handsets – that is, effectively turning them into non-functional paperweights after the update was downloaded to the device. According to Microsoft’s official statement on the matter, only 10% of users experienced problems with the update, and of those, only half (5%) had a problem that was unrelated to an issue on their end – like low disk space or a bad Internet connection. As had been reported, the only devices affected by this issue were Samsung phones, Microsoft said, although it didn’t confirm which models specifically.But what of those 5% whose phones are now dead? Here, Microsoft was less clear, simply pointing users to various online resources like FAQs and forums. What are these users supposed to do? We may have some suggestions for you.In Microsoft’s blog post, the company pointed users to the following sites: the online troubleshooter, its Windows Phone forum and its list of Windows Phone update articles. For those having run-of-the-mill technical issues, the online troubleshooter is probably the best bet. But for those who have actually encountered the Samsung bug, there are other options that may better serve you. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#How To#Microsoft#mobile#news#web sarah perez Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of June 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are a few opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Larry GilbertTuesday, June 12, 6pmThursday, June 14, 6pmRocco’s Restaurant & Bar193 Main Street, WilmingtonPianist Ricky LauriaThursday, June 14, 8pmTremezzo2 Lowell Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, June 15, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonToe Jam Puppet Band Summer Reading Kickoff EventSaturday, June 16, 11am-noonWilmington Memorial Library175 Middlesex Avenue, WilmingtonKick off our summer reading program with Toe Jam!! Audience members of all ages are encouraged to sing and dance along with Toe Jam as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs and interactive storytelling. Get ready for a Car Wash, watch out for the Flying Laundry and be prepared to laugh with glee, Toe Jam style! All ages. Register HERE.NOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of June 24, 2018)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of March 25, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

Australia fears attack on Western interests in Bangladesh

first_imgFlags of Bangladesh and AustraliaThe Australian government is once again wracked by fears that a terrorist attack might hit Bangladesh in the coming days, although the intended target would be so-called ‘Western interests’, reports news agency UNB.”Days of national significance, such as Victory Day (December 16), can provide an opportunity for terrorist attacks,” Canberra said in an updated alert issued on Wednesday.Bangladesh has never witnessed a terrorist attack on December 16, when usually the country is in a buoyant mood celebrating Victory Day in the Liberation War in 1971.The travel advice then morphs into something like a security briefing, as it asserts a “high threat” of a terrorist attack in Bangladesh, claiming to have “reliable information” in this regard, right down to potential/likely targets, with ‘Western interests’ .It would be only fair for anyone reading this bit to expect the Australian government has also passed on all the ‘reliable information’ in its possession regarding the ‘high threat’ of an attack and any potential list of targets to the US/UK.”Stay alert and maintain an active awareness of your environment. Ensure you have robust security plans in place. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Bangladesh,” it wrote for the Australian travellers.Meanwhile, the UK said while the last terrorist attacks to take place occurred in March 2017, targeting security forces, there is a risk that future attacks could target public gatherings.”There’s also the risk that foreign nationals could be directly targeted in future attacks; you should consider your movements carefully and follow any specific advice of the local security authorities,” reads the security alert.last_img read more

Maldives opposition leader wins presidential poll

first_imgOpposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives` presidential election. Photo: AFPOpposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election, results showed Monday, a surprise defeat for president Abdulla Yameen following a campaign observers said was rigged in the strongman’s favour.Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote.Celebrations broke out across the tropical archipelago with opposition supporters carrying yellow flags of Solih’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and dancing on the streets. There was no response from Yameen after results were announced.Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Yameen but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.There were also no other candidates at Sunday’s election held with all key dissidents either in jail or exile.Earlier in the night Solih had called on Yameen to concede defeat once the tally showed he had an unassailable lead.”I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” he said on television.He also urged the incumbent to immediately release scores of political prisoners.Yameen, who was widely tipped to retain power, had jailed or forced into exile almost all of his main rivals.Before polls opened, police raided the campaign headquarters of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and searched the building for several hours in a bid to stop what they called “illegal activities”. There were no arrests.Mohamed Nasheed, the head of the MDP, said the vote would “bring the country back to the democratic path”.Yameen would have no option but to concede defeat, said Nasheed, who was elected president of a newly-democratic Maldives in 2008 but currently lives in exile.”He will not have people around him who will support him to fight on and stay,” he told AFP.Heavy turnoutThe poll is being closely watched by regional rivals India and China, who are jostling to influence Indian Ocean nations. The European Union and United States, meanwhile, have threatened sanctions if the vote is not free and fair.Many voters across the Indian Ocean archipelago said they stood in line for over five hours to cast their ballots, while expatriate Maldivians voted in neighbouring Sri Lanka and India.The Election Commission said balloting was extended by three hours until 7:00 pm (1400 GMT) because of technical glitches suffered by tablet computers containing electoral rolls, with officials using manual systems to verify voters’ identities.An election official said the deadline was also extended due to heavy voter turnout, which was later declared at 88 per cent.Yameen voted minutes after polling booths opened in the capital Male, where opposition campaign efforts had been frustrated by a media crackdown and police harassment.Monitors barredSome 262,000 people in the archipelago — famed for its white beaches and blue lagoons — were eligible to vote in an election from which independent international monitors have been barred.Only a handful of foreign media were allowed in to cover the poll.The Asian Network for Free Elections, a foreign monitoring group that was denied access to the Maldives, said the campaign had been heavily tilted in favour of 59-year-old Yameen.The government has used “vaguely worded laws to silence dissent and to intimidate and imprison critics”, some of whom have been assaulted and even murdered, according to Human Rights Watch.Before the election there were warnings that Yameen could try to hold on to power at all costs.In February he declared a state of emergency, suspended the constitution and ordered troops to storm the Supreme Court and arrest judges and other rivals to stave off impeachment.Yameen told supporters on the eve of the election he had overcome “huge obstacles” since controversially winning power in a contested run-off in 2013, but had handled the challenges “with resilience”.The crackdown attracted international censure and fears the Maldives was slipping back into one-man rule just a decade after transitioning to democracy.India, long influential in Maldives affairs — it sent troops and warships in 1988 to stop a coup attempt — expressed hopes the election would represent a return to democratic norms.In recent years Yameen has drifted closer to China, India’s chief regional rival, taking hundreds of millions of dollars from Beijing for major infrastructure projects.last_img

Rift in Jatiya Party over top leadership

first_imgRaushan Ershad (L) and GM Quader. Prothom Alo File PhotoFollowing the death of Jatiya Party’s life-long chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad, conflict between GM Quader and Raushan Ershad comes to the fore about who would lead the party.JaPa senior co-chairman Raushan Ershad, also wife of former military general Hussain Muhammad Ershad, in a media statement on Tuesday said she does not consider GM Quader as party chairman.Raushan sent the statement on the pad of leader of the opposition in parliament as JaPa announced Golam Muhammad (GM) Quader as the chairman of the party on 18 July.Hussain Muhammad Ershad died at Combined Medical Hospital, Dhaka on 14 July.After the announcement made from the party chairman’s office in city’s Banani, GM Quader said, “There’s no conflict in the Jatiya Party. The party is united.”The party elected GM Quader chairman unanimously, media reports said.Contesting the decision, however, Raushan said opinions of JaPa presidium members were not taken before announcing GM Quader. “That’s why GM Quader is still an acting chairman.”In the statement, Raushan said she learned about the decision of making GM Quader as JaPa chairman from media reports. But the matter was not discussed in any proper forum, the statement claimed.Ershad made his younger brother GM Quader acting chairman of the party in May.She also called on the “acting chairman” to carry out his duties until the next chairman is elected.Raushan also said many senior leaders of the party also said so to her. She mentioned names of nine party leaders. They are — presidium member Anisul Islam Mahmud MP, Fakhrul Imam, Selim Osman, Nasrin Jahan Ratna, Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury, presidium members Mir Abdus Sabur Asud and Delwar Hossain and Raushan Ara Mannan MP and Liakat Hossain Khoka.GM Quader, however, termed the statement as “not believable and unacceptable.”“The statement is hand-written. This is not believable and acceptable,” he told the newsmen at the party’s Banani office in Dhaka this afternoon.“There’s no conflict in the Jatiya Party over the leadership. The party is working on its political activities unanimously,” he added.JaPa adviser Ashraf Ud-Daula, vice chaiman Dewaan Ali, Mostakur Rahman Mostak, and joint general secretary Hasibul Islam Joy were present during Quader’s briefing at theBanani office.last_img read more

Campaign against HFDHPD Pay Parity Program to Prevent Lead Poisoning And Sidestepping

first_imgThursday, September 6, 2018Top afternoon stories:Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner.Turner kicks off campaign against HFD-HPD pay parityThe battle is heating up over Houston’s Proposition 2, a ballot initiative that would grant firefighters equal pay with police officers of equivalent ranks. Mayor Sylvester Turner opposes the measure. On Wednesday night, he held the first of a dozen town halls to make his case to the voters.Houston firefighters’ pay has risen only 3 percent since 2011. “We have committed to moving the needle so that Houston firefighters don’t start out making $28,000 vs. a Houston police officer making $42,000,” said Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.Mayor Turner said the firefighters deserve a raise. But he argues that granting them full parity would amount to a 25 percent salary increase and would cost the city nearly $300 million. That figure would go up if, as expected, the city negotiates a pay raise for police when their contract expires at the end of this year.Lancton disputed Turner’s math. “Nowhere on the petition [for the ballot initiative] does it say anything about a 25 percent pay raise,” said Lancton. “All firefighters have asked for is to be treated fairly and to be treated equally.”JeepersMedia/FlickrLead poisoning can happen when young children eat chipped-off pieces of lead paint.Harris County launches program to prevent lead poisoningHarris County Public Health (HCPH) announced Thursday its new Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) aimed at reducing lead exposure and poisoning among children in Harris County.According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 1,016 children had elevated blood lead levels in 2016.The program will provide lead testing at two Harris County WIC locations (Antoine and Shaver), as well as case coordination for children with high levels lead of lead, to identify the lead source and ensure the poisoning discontinues.Additionally, it also entails educational outreach to the public on the dangers and prevention of lead poisoning and information to medical providers on recommendations and requirements for lead testing.It is also creating a database to track, evaluate and monitor county cases. Most families affected by lead poisoning are low-income.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.US plans to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant childrenThe Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Southwestern border illegally.The Homeland Security Department announced proposed regulations that would terminate the so-called Flores agreement that requires the government to keep children in the least-restricted setting and required their release generally after 20 days in detention.The 1997 case that spawned the agreement will almost certainly land back in court. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee rejected a request by administration lawyers this summer to allow for longer family detention.The agreement became an issue during a “zero-tolerance” policy enforced at the border to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing illegally. Sharelast_img read more

Nanotip could play integral part in heatassisted data storage devices

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In this drawing of an atomic force microscope tip transferring heat to a surface, the heated zone causes air molecules to collide, which heats a specific, localized surface with no contact. The technique could help develop heat-assisted magnetic recording, an innovative alternative for future data storage technology. Photo credit: Pierre-Olivier Chapuis et al. Using a tip with a nano heat source that never touches the surface, scientists have shown how to heat a localized surface with no contact. The discovery could open the doors to heat-assisted data storage devices and nano thermometers. Explore further Engineers develop chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy Every year, the world’s data storage needs more than double. Understanding heat transfer on the nanoscale is imperative for fabricating technology that will affect nearly everyone living in first-world countries. All over the world, scientists are rushing to develop an alternative data storage system in an effort to increase the space that our information-overloaded society is running out of. One of the options, called thermally-assisted or heat-assisted data storage, works by using a laser to heat a data disc, which stabilizes the magnetic recording process by making it easier to write data when hot and retain data when subsequently cooled. The process overcomes a critical point that conventional magnetic recording devices will soon encounter, known as the superparamagnetic limit. As scientists increase data storage on conventional systems by making the room-temperature bits smaller, at a certain size the bits will become magnetically unstable, will fall out of place, and their information will vanish.In a recent study on heat transfer between a tip and a surface, scientists from France have made a significant step toward the development of heat-assisted data storage, as well as other applications. The team calculated the heat transfer between a silicon tip and a surface, which is dominated mostly by air conduction.“Heat transfer is well known at the macroscopic level (described by Fourier diffusion when collisions between molecules induce thermodynamic local equilibrium),” Pierre-Olivier Chapuis, coauthor of the recent paper in Nanotechnology, told PhysOrg.com. “Heat transfer can also be calculated in the pure ballistic regime (when there is no collision between molecules). But calculating heat transfer in the intermediate regime, when there are a few collisions, still remains a challenge.”In their experiment, the scientists used a tip with a heat source about 20 nanometers high hovering between zero and 50 nanometers above a surface. The heat transfer occurs when cold molecules in the air are heated when they come in contact with the hot tip, then fly to the disk surface, colliding sometimes with other molecules before reaching the surface. Using Boltzmann’s law on the movement of gas, the scientists proposed for the first time a heat distribution at this scale and levels of heat flux. The team showed that the heat transfer through the air takes only a few tens of picoseconds (10-12) seconds) to propagate from the tip to the surface when there is no contact. The scientists also found that below the height of 10 nanometers, a hot tip can heat a region with an edge of 35 nanometers while maintaining its shape; beyond this height, the shape is lost and the thermal spot increases significantly.Heat-assisted data storage products, which are generally predicted to break into the market around 2010, could achieve data density of trillions of bits (terabytes) per square inch, dwarfing the current density. Scanning thermal microscopy, which acts like a nano thermometer to sense temperature and thermal conductivity on the nanoscale, could also benefit from this non-contact, localized heat transfer method. “In thermally-assisted data storage, levels of heat flux are very important because you need to know if the increase of temperature is enough to reach the crtitical temperature (e.g. melting point),” said Sebastian Volz, coauthor of the study. “Scanning thermal microscopy can benefit from this work because it shows that, by reducing the heat source, you will probe more locally than what can be achieved now. Our work proposes a heat distribution in this field, which could help industrials design their devices.”Citation: Chapuis, Pierre-Olivier, Greffet, Jean-Jacques, Joulain, Karl and Volz, Sebastian. Heat transfer between a nano-tip and a surface. Nanotechnology 17 (2006) 2978-2981.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com. Citation: Nano-tip could play integral part in heat-assisted data storage devices (2006, June 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-06-nano-tip-heat-assisted-storage-devices.htmllast_img read more