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Jordi Alba discusses move for a new deal talks about bond

first_imgFollowing Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Celta Vigo yesterday, Barca left-back  Jordi Alba’s discussed his contract with the club as well as a plan to move for a new deal.Jordi Alba’s contract won’t expire until the summer of 2020, but he confirms he wouldn’t mind moving forward with talks on a new deal.“It doesn’t just depend on me, as it also depends on the club,” he said when asked about a new contract after the game via Marca.“When I signed for Barcelona it wasn’t for money.“I came here for the feeling and because it is my home.“In the end, it’s not enough to say that I’m a great player, as actions also matter.“A deadline? When the contract ends.”Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba played together again in the clash against Celta Vigo and the left-back spoke of the bond with Lionel Messi.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“For the first goal he was looking for me and I held the run well,” he said afterward.“On the second, [Ousmane] Dembele and Luis Suarez’s runs left him alone and he never fails.“I know that most of the assists I give will end up going on [the goal].”“We faced a great team that like to play football,” he added.“The first half was very good and in the second we dropped our rhythm a bit and they were able to create.“We are happy with the result.”Barcelona won’t have any more fixtures until a clash with Getafe on January 6.last_img read more

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Five Rodale Titles See Increase in June Ad Pages

first_imgFlagship Men’s Health is the one Rodale title that didn’t see a bump for June, dropping .7 percent to 93.18 pages.Bicycling leads the pack with its redesigned June issue; ad pages are up 29 percent, to 74.92 pages. Runner’s World also did well, up 21.3 percent to 70.32 pages. Rodale titles Prevention, Women’s Health, Bicycling, Organic Gardening and Runner’s World all experienced increases in ad pages for their June issues in a year-over-year comparison, according to the Publisher’s Information Bureau. Women’s Health, who won their first National Magazine Award on Monday for General Excellence in the Fashion, Service and Lifestyle category, saw an uptick of 3.01 percent from June 2010’s 62.49 ad pages to June 2011’s 64.37 pages.center_img PIB doesn’t track Rodale’s seventh magazine title, Running Times.last_img read more

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After Zero failure Shah Rukh Khan gone on sabbatical

first_imgShah Rukh Khan as Bauua Singh in ZeroTwitterFor the past four years, Shah Rukh Khan has really been struggling to live up to his ‘King of Bollywood’ tag. The burden of back-to-back failures seems to have been crushing the superstar’s confidence with each passing day and it is quite evident from his current choices as well. Even the projects that he had immense faith in had turned out to be a dud at the box office and it looks like the wounded superstar has gone on sabbatical from movies.According to Bollywood Hungama, “Shah Rukh Khan is flooded with a lot of scripts but is taking his time to decide what project to embark on and is not in the mood to work on anything related to acting anytime soon.”After Zero failure, Shah Rukh Khan was so shaken up that he walked out of Rakesh Sharma biopic titled Saare Jahan Se Achha due to the space angle. The film’s writer Anjum Rajabali had said that SRK didn’t walk out of the project but because he was too shocked by the failure of Zero.Till now, Shah Rukh Khan hasn’t announced his new film yet. However, it was reported that he has partnered his production company Red Chillies Entertainment with Netflix to create not one or two but three web projects.Meanwhile, the box office success of Badla starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu has brought some respite to Shah Rukh Khan who had produced it. The movie has been well received by both critics and audience alike and the positive word of mouth has reflected on its overall film collection.It remains to be seen if SRK would be able to bounce back again in the mad race of box office and score a much-awaited hit to his name to break the jinx.last_img read more

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Global Bodies Lined up for Funding Infrastructure Development Arun Jaitley

first_imgInternational bodies are willing to fund pending infrastructure development projects in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.Jaitley was responding to a question put out by Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, over video-conference at the Mumbai Next programme. Ambani had asked how the government plans to afford major infrastructure projects planned for Mumbai, one of the world’s largest cities. India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gestures during the session ‘India’s Next Decade’ in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 23, 2015.ReutersThe FM remarked that infrastructure development should see participation from public spending and domestic savings, read BusinessLine.Cut ExpenditureJaitley also hinted at further spending cuts in an attempt to rationalise expenditure, adding that he does not believe in living on borrowed money.”We’re trying to rationalise expenditure as far as the government is concerned because we do not want the government to live on borrowed money indefinitely,” Finance Minister said.Jaitley said he did not believe in the idea of spending beyond one’s means and leaving the debt repayment to the next generation.Stable Tax RegimeThe Finance Minister would be presenting his first full budget on 28 February.Jaitley hinted that a stable tax regime would be in place, to ensure ‘no unfair effort’ is made by the states or the Centre, in a bid to mop up additional revenue.He critiqued that the momentum of economic liberalisation from 1991 to 2004 was squandered by the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government.ReformsBudget 2015 would present the roadmap of reforms for power, energy, ports and railways sector, which would see a higher degree of priority with increased public investment to be channelled to these sectors, read the article.Jaitley has been viciously cutting down on any extra expenditure, to limit the fiscal deficit to the targeted 4.1% of the GDP.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy A20 with InfinityV display goes on sale in India

first_imgOSAndroid OS Battery4,000mAh with 15W fast charging via USB Type C charger Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, features and specifications Samsung’s new mid-range smartphone Galaxy A20 has finally hit stores, both online and big brick-and-mortar retail chain shops in India.The new Galaxy A20 is now available on Samsung e-store, Samsung Opera House (Bengaluru), authorised e-commerce sites and retail chains across India for Rs 12,490. It will be available vivid colour options such as Red, Blue and Black. Samsung Galaxy A20 up for grabs in IndiaAs mentioned in the headline, the Galaxy A20’s main attraction is the Infinity-V design. It sports a huge a 6.4-inch super AMOLED Infinity-V display with HD+ (720×1560). Thanks to wider screen with no notch to obstruct the view and also, adding to the fact, it boats OLED, consumers will have great time watching movies or TV shows or even stream IPL cricket matches with richer colour contrast and true black, which you cannot find in other rival branded phones, as they come with LCD. Samsung Galaxy A20 launched in IndiaSamsung India Media KitUnder-the-hood, the Galaxy A20 houses Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 7884 octa-core backed by Android OS with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD) and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for more than a day under mixed usage. It also boasts fast charging capability via 15W Type C charger.As far as the imaging hardware is concerned, it features a 13MP+5MP dual camera with LED flash on the back and an 8MP front snapper on the front.Samsung Galaxy A20 vs competition:Considering the price and its specifications, Samsung Galaxy A20 will be up against popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro series, Honor 10 Lite and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, among others.Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A20:ModelModelGalaxy A20Galaxy A20ModelDisplayGalaxy A206.4-inch HD+ (1560x720p) super AMOLED Infinity-V screenModelOSGalaxy A20Android OSModelProcessorGalaxy A20Samsung Exynos 7884 octa-coreModelRAMGalaxy A203GBModelStorageGalaxy A2032GB, expandable up to 512GBModelCameraGalaxy A20Main: 13MP FF (F1.9) + 5MP FF (F2.2) with LED flashFront: 8MP FF (F2.0 aperture)ModelBatteryGalaxy A204,000mAh with 15W fast charging via USB Type C chargerModelNetworkGalaxy A204G-LTEModelAdd-onsGalaxy A20Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, rear fingerprint sensor,ModelColoursGalaxy A20Red/Blue/Black IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:42Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:41?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … ModelGalaxy A20 Camera RAM3GB Storage32GB, expandable up to 512GBcenter_img Network4G-LTE Close Add-onsBluetooth, Wi-Fi, rear fingerprint sensor, ProcessorSamsung Exynos 7884 octa-core Main: 13MP FF (F1.9) + 5MP FF (F2.2) with LED flashFront: 8MP FF (F2.0 aperture) Display6.4-inch HD+ (1560x720p) super AMOLED Infinity-V screen ColoursRed/Blue/Blacklast_img read more

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Researchers suggest comet most likely cause of Chicxulub crater

first_img More information: www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/ The 180 km wide Chicxulub crater exists in the ocean near the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, it was first discovered in 1978 and since that time, a lot of research has been undertaken to determine if what caused it was what caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. Researchers found that a layer of iridium was formed over the Earth’s surface as a result of the explosive impact—so great was it, that much of its mass was thrown back up into the atmosphere all across the globe. The layer, known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary has been the source of a lot of debate. In this new effort, the team suggests that as much as 75 percent of the object that struck the Earth wound up in the atmosphere and eventually fell to the ground. Measuring the thickness of the K-Pg boundary allows scientists to calculate the size of the object, and in this case, the researchers say there isn’t enough material to support the notion of an asteroid strike—because they, as a rule, tend to move much less slowly than comets. A fast moving, but much smaller comet, they say, could very easily account for both the amount of iridium and the large crater size. The group has based their assertions on new research into the levels of osmium that is also found in the K-Pg boundary, but in smaller amounts. It’s enough they say, to suggest that more of the object that struck the Earth wound up in the atmosphere than has been previously thought, which means the likelihood of it being from an asteroid impact is not supported. This new research comes just a month after another team published a paper suggesting it was binary asteroids that caused the Chicxulub crater.The researchers acknowledge that their findings can’t prove that the object that struck the Earth was a comet (some of the debris might have gone back into space, etc.), but it does offer compelling evidence, which has some space scientists worried—there are far more such comets in our solar system than asteroids. If another comet were to strike, we now have a pretty good picture of what that would entail. Explore further (Phys.org) —Researchers from Dartmouth College in the U.S. as part of their presentation at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference this past week, have given evidence that suggests it was a comet that struck the Earth approximately 65 million years ago creating the Chicxulub crater—an event most scientists agree was likely the cause behind the demise of land dwelling dinosaurs. Up till now most in the field have believed that it was likely an asteroid that caused the crater and disruption that followed. © 2013 Phys.org Research group suggests Chicxulub crater may have been caused by binary asteroids The ‘Great Comet’ of 1996, Hyakutake. Image credit: NASA Citation: Researchers suggest comet most likely cause of Chicxulub crater (2013, March 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-comet-chicxulub-crater.html 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.last_img read more

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Click and read

first_imgWhile the debate between preferences over hard cover books and ebooks may go on forever, one cannot deny that in today’s digital age ebooks are a cheaper and easily accessible mode of education that hard cover books. Keeping this in mind, United States President Obama has announced that major publishers should provide free books worth 250 million dollar to students from underprivileged background. He is now seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The older generation has been complaining for years now as to how the ebook culture has ruined the beauty of reading books. How kindle and ipads cannot replace the ruffling of pages, but let’s be honest, Obama is right. In times when the world’s literacy rate is still 84% and major countries are still struggling to provide basic education to their children, this sort of haughtiness when it comes to books have to go. For instance in India the literacy rate is still 74% and that is just on paper. We have seen the condition of public schools and teachers. In a situation like this technology can be an excellent teacher. The Indian Government took a step in this direction by providing Akash Tablets to students, which by far has been quite unsuccessful. Different political parties have talked about free laptops to students but that too has turned out to be election campaigning gimmicks. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOf course, the American module cannot be applied to India. We need children to learn to access ebooks even if we provide it to them. They need to be e-literate and for this we need to once again, train teachers. But, the point in focus here is that the judgemental tone towards ebooks has to go. Online shopping portals have realized the potential of ebooks. They are a better and easier option to learn and get entertained. But, we need to include more and more text books and competition books to the list. Let’s drop the whole issue of making our children read in the way we learnt to read ages back, and rather focus on making them read!last_img read more

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Western districts of Bengal to face intense heat spell for two days

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre on Monday sounded heat wave alert for the Western districts of the state for the next couple of days.Apart from the Western districts, hot and humid conditions will prevail in various South Bengal districts as the mercury is set to rise in the coming days. Scattered rainfall is likely in some parts of South Bengal but such drizzles will not bring any considerable respite from the heat. Districts such as Nadia, Murshidabad, North 24-Parganas, Hooghly and Howrah will witness high temperature. High humidity along with heat will add to the discomfort in the weather. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe temperature in the Western districts is likely to hover around 35 to 37 degree Celsius in the next 48 hours. RealFeel, which is a measure of the effect of the weather on the human skin, may be slightly higher due to high-level of humidity in the air. According to a senior official of the MeT office, the humidity may shoot up further in all the South Bengal districts. A heat wave situation will prevail in the Western districts such as Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, West Burdwan, East Burdwan, West Midanpore, Jhargram and East Midnapore. The temperature in these districts may touch 42 degree Celsius. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”A high-humidity level coupled with soaring temperature will affect the lives of residents in South Bengal districts. However, there will be a drop in the temperature during night in the city. There is a possibility of occasional thundershower in the next few days in North Bengal districts,” a weather official said. The official further said: “There will be an intense heat spell in all the Western districts for at least two days. The situation is likely to improve during the weekend. There is a possibility of scattered rainfall in some parts of South Bengal during the evening. However, the rain will not continue for a long time.” Many of the roadside eateries in Esplanade downed their shutters on Monday afternoon due to the scorching heat. People stood in queues to have Lassi and fruit juices to keep themselves hydrated. Swapan Mondal, who runs a roadside food stall in Esplanade, said: “I decided to close the stall on Sunday due to the elections. But unlike other vendors I decided to open the stall on Monday braving the heat because I need to provide for my family and can’t afford to remain shut for two days,” Mondal said.last_img read more

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