first_imgKulkarni said the possibility of co-administering KashmirKulkarni said the possibility of co-administering Kashmir was what the interlocutors, appointed by then Prime Minister Singh and President Parvez Musharraf, were working on.He also spoke about the partition of India and blamed both the Congress and the Muslim League, headed by Mohammad Ali Jinnah.Talking about terror, Kulkarni said he often feels there is insufficient recognition in Pakistan about the pain, anguish and anger that cross-border terrorism has caused in India.”I come from Mumbai, a city that has been the biggest victim of terrorism originating from Pakistan. This reality is one of the reasons why some people in Mumbai, react strongly ? indeed, irrationally and fanatically ? against any attempts to initiate cultural, sports and intellectual interactions with Pakistan,” he said.He said though he does not in the least rationalise it or support it, one cannot ignore this reality.Kulkarni was sprayed with black paint by Shiv Sainiks for organising former Pakistan foreign minister Kasuris book launch in Mumbai on October 12.Kulkarni said that there is an urgent need to change the content and complexion of India-Pakistan relations.”We cannot ? we simply cannot ? live in a relationship of perpetual hostility, tension, non-cooperation and conflict… We cannot remain prisoners of the past. We must break out of this deadlock, and must leave behind a better future for our children, grandchildren and the coming generations,” he said.He added that India and Pakistan present one of the worst examples of bad-neighbourly relations anywhere in the world.advertisementHe said those who are opposed to normalisation of our bilateral relations are indeed a minority. “But lets make no mistake? they are a powerful, influential and vocal minority,” he said, adding their voice remains vocal and powerful because those in the ruling establishments in both India and Pakistan have not been able to firmly decide that normalisation is the only option they should pursue. PTI SAP SMNlast_img read more

Your Year-End Secret Weapon: Consistent Communications

first_imgWe’re in the thick of planning for year-end giving. I bet you are putting lots of energy into targeting top prospects via your donor management software and developing strategies that will reach and resonate with your different  donor segments (e.g. your monthly donors vs. your one-time donors).This year, I urge you take one more step: focus on consistent communications. Simply put, this means that people will recognize your organization’s communications in a flash. Time and again, I’ve seen that consistency across channels, campaigns, and audiences has helped nonprofits like yours achieve fundraising success. But how do they do it? Let’s start by defining consistent communications in two ways:Your Organization: For your organization, it means developing a relevant and memorable brand (with core organizational messages and a unique graphic identity) and linking positive associations across each message, campaign, and platform. You can find more resources about brand development here.Your Donors and Prospects: Consistent communications means that your donors and prospects immediately know that your nonprofit is the source of various communications and that the brand experience is the same.Now, here’s what consistency doesn’t mean: saying the same thing to everyone in every conversation and communication.Use your donor management software to segment your donor lists, then customize your messages and approach accordingly. That’s vital for success in this era of content overload and personalized marketing (like the way the ad for the boots you ogled follows you around online).Whatever approach you take, remember that your brand should remain consistent throughout every communication and campaign.What’s the result of this consistency? Increased giving and loyalty.Consider how you tackle your own inbox or stack of mail. The first things to go are emails or letters from unknown senders. That’s why response (and giving) plummets when it’s hard for people to recognize that an ask or an update is from your organization.  On the other hand, a message they instantly know is from your nonprofit is more likely to be opened, read, and acted upon.Providing a consistent representation of your nonprofit’s brand also helps donors and prospects understand the breadth and depth of your organization. That understanding kick starts donors’ emotional connection and pride (a.k.a. loyalty) and paves the way for your organization not only to create a compelling organizational experience, but also to build stronger, long-lasting relationships with these individuals.I do want to emphasize the importance of having campaign-specific messages. Your year-end appeal messages should be distinct from your capital campaign appeal messages. But remember, they should also align with your overall brand.The most common (and easily-fixed) inconsistency that I see is that a nonprofit’s online donation page doesn’t match the current campaign.I recently responded to an email from an international relief organization to support Syrian refugees. I was surprised to find a generic, one-size-fits-all refugee relief content on the donation page.Compare that to Global Giving’s campaign-specific online donations page that’s pictured above. This page’s content builds visitors’ understanding of the specific challenges for Syrian refugees in Jordan. It’s far more likely to engage donors, and perhaps even motivate them to give more.Also, note that Global Giving incorporates consistent organizational branding via the header content. It’s immediately recognizable as  a “Global Giving” campaign.The most reliable way I’ve found to get (and stay) consistent is developing an editorial and visual identity style guide.  Use this resource to train your colleagues, board members, and volunteers in staying consistent. Then share your style guidelines with your fundraising ambassadors in a concise, thorough, PDF. Here’s are a couple of resources to help you get started:Style Guide Your Way to Recognition, Repeats, and Actions (Part One) Create a Style Guide That’s Useful and Used (Part Two) There’s no question that creating consistent communications is hard work, but the return on your investment will be greater than you ever imagined. I hope you’ll put it into play now to fire up your nonprofit’s year-end giving.last_img read more

Bhaichung Bhutia, Indian football faternity mourn das Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi’s death

first_imgFormer India captain Bhaichung Bhutia and All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice-president Subrata Dutta mourned the demise of ex-president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday, saying he changed the face of Indian football during his time at the helm.”His contribution to football cannot be forgotten, ” Dutta told IANS over phone.Dasmunsi, 72, was in coma since October 13, 2008.”He started the National Football League and brought professionalism inIndian football. He appointed Alberto Colaco as the first professionalgeneral secretary during his time and I also became the vice-presidentin 2004 under him,” Dutta reflected.Very sad to hear about the death of ex-AIFF president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. He had immense contribution to Indian football during his leadership. #RIP- Bhaichung Bhutia (@bhaichung15) November 20, 2017It’s a very sad development,” Bhutia said.”He was the president for a long time and his contribution to Indian football has been massive. He was not well for a very long time.”He was very passionate about football and coming from Bengal football was in his blood. He was very supportive when I was playing in East Bengal,” the Indian football icon added.Dasmunsi in 2006 became the first Indian to be a match commissioner in a FIFA World Cup game when he performed the role in a group stage game between Australia and Croatia in the 2006 World Cup.Dasmunsi was heading the Indian football governing body at the time of his stroke in 2008, which led to Praful Patel taking over as president.He is survived by his wife and son.advertisementlast_img read more

Podolski praises Cologne’s ‘glorious’ support

first_imgUEFA Europa League ‘Glorious!’ – Podolski praises Cologne support at Emirates Stadium Stephen Darwin Last updated 2 years ago 16:54 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsenal Koln Supporters Europa League Getty Images UEFA Europa League Arsenal Arsenal v Köln Köln The Europa League clash between the two sides had to be delayed as far more visiting fans than expected gained access to the Emirates Stadium Lukas Podolski has hailed Cologne’s passionate support at the Emirates Stadium, despite thousands of the visiting club’s fans unlawfully gaining entry to watch the match.Gunners 16/5 to win at ChelseaThe game between Arsenal and the Bundesliga side had to be postponed by an hour as reports surfaced that around 20,000 visiting supporters were in north London, with many of them attempting to gain entry to the stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Wegen 50 Leuten wird alles schlecht gemacht. Lächerlich ! Die Stimmung im Stadion war geil— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) September 15, 2017Köln braucht sich nicht verstecken oder zu schämen das war eine geile Stimmung mehr als Champions League !!! #effzeh #Köln— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) September 15, 2017The Gunners would go on to win the game 3-1, with goals from Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin ensuring Arsene Wenger’s men came from behind to claim all three points.And despite the delay to kick-off and Arsenal since admitting they will undergo an investigation into what happened, Podolski saw no problem with the actions of the away supporters.Koln fans ArsenalArsenal Koln Europa LeaguePodolski, a former player for both sides, posted on his Twitter account: “Because of 50 people everything gets pulled into the mud. Ridiculous! The atmosphere inside the stadium was thrilling. “Koln does not have to hide or be ashamed. That was glorious support. More than in the Champions League.”A police statement, meanwhile, confirmed that five arrests had been made. It read: “No reports of any significant incidents. Five people have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.”The game has now concluded and the majority of supporters have left the stadium and the surrounding area.”last_img read more

Notre Dame’s “Gotta Be Road Warriors” ICON Documents Last-Minute Win At Temple

first_imgKeiVarae Russell seen with his helmet in the air.YouTube Notre Dame rallied to beat Temple 24-20 on Saturday night. The win moved the Fighting Irish to 7-1 on the season, and the program received some good news when it debuted at No. 5 in the ffirst 2015 College Football Playoff rankings last night. As it does weekly, Notre Dame dropped its Irish Connection or ICON video taking viewers behind the scenes of last weekend’s game. The title of this week’s ICON is “Gotta Be Road Warriors.” Including the match-up with Temple, four of Notre Dame’s final five games will be played in unfriendly confines.In addition to in-game highlights, the latest ICON features clips of Brian Kelly’s pre and post-game speeches, as well as his halftime pep talk. Enjoy it in full below. last_img

Will Grier Flagged For ‘Horns Down’ Gesture After Game-Winning 2-Point Conversion

first_imgWill Grier celebrating a touchdown throw.CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 01: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Volunteers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)After surrendering a late touchdown to Texas in Austin, West Virginia went right down the field, scoring on an unbelievable throw by Will Grier.Somehow, he placed it directly in the back of the end zone, with little room to spare.Will Grier with the clutch #BigTimeThrow to pull within one pic.twitter.com/qQHipE46qJ— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) November 3, 2018Lawd what a perfect throw from Grier pic.twitter.com/o8BAj2yHL8— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) November 3, 2018That looked like it would be good to tie the game. However, Dana Holgorsen didn’t want to play for overtime in Texas.West Virginia looked to get a snap off, and Grier found David Sills for what appeared to be the go-ahead two-point conversion, but Tom Herman got off a timeout in the nick of time.On the next attempt, Grier kept it himself, picking up the easy conversion on the ground.WILL GRIER. 2-POINT CONVERSION WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE.This man’s got ice in his veins, y’all. pic.twitter.com/CQikTxeA8J— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 2018After the score, Will Grier put up the “horns down” gesture, and was flagged for it.You can’t blame him for being excited. It might not have been the most wise move though.Cameron Dicker, the Longhorns kicker, has a huge leg, and the penalty gave Texas good field position to start the drive. The Horns took over at the 41.Ehlinger was incomplete on first down, leaving one second left, and a crazy lateral play couldn’t deliver a miracle for the Horns.Grier was marvelous throughout the game. He finished 28-for-42 for 346 yards and three touchdowns, and the two-point game-winning run.No. 13 West Virginia outlasted No. 17 Texas, handing the Horns a third loss on the year. WVU is now 7-1.last_img read more

2019 Ford Endeavour: Here are all the accessories available with the premium SUV

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 19:27 IST 2019 Ford EndeavourHIGHLIGHTSThe Ford Endeavour facelift gets two diesel engine options.It is available in five colour options.It comes in Titanium and Titanium+ trims.The 2019 Ford Endeavour was recently launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 28.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The feature-loaded premium SUV will challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.The updated SUV is available in five colour options — Diffused Silver, Sunset Red, Diamond White, Absolute Black and Moondust Silver. It comes in Titanium and Titanium+ trims.The Ford Endeavour facelift comes in with two diesel engine options — a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, TDCi and a 3.2-litre, five-cylinder, TDCi. The 2.2-litre motor produces 160 PS of power and 385 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with an option for an automatic transmission as well. The company claims mileage figures of 14.2 kmpl and 12.62 kmpl for the manual and automatic variants, respectively. The 3.2-litre mill is good for 200 PS of power and 470 Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and the claimed fuel efficiency is 10.6 kmpl.It sports several features, including dual front, side and curtain airbags, rear view camera with active parking guideline, 8-inch touchscreen advanced SYNC 3 infotainment system, hands free power liftgate with anti-pinch sensor, dual zone electronic automatic temperature control, hill descent control, eight way power adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar support and terrain management system.Although the 2019 Ford Endeavour has many class-leading attributes, the company is still providing some accessories with it. Below is the list of accessories, along with the prices, available with the Ford Endeavour facelift.Exterior– Stylish Hurricane pack – Rs 64,692– High-mid series snorkel – Rs 37,110– Bonnet protector – Rs 6,503– Slimline weathershields – Rs 5,932– Body graphics – Rs 3,914– Car cover – Rs 2,499advertisementInterior– Pillows – Rs 935– Neck-rest – Rs 1,530– Cargo boot net – Rs 1,999– Carpet floor mats – Rs 2,999– Cargo liner – Rs 3,225– All weather (complete set) floor mats – Rs 3,999– Ambient lighting – Rs 5,459– Cargo cover – Rs 8,999– Illuminated scuff plates – Rs 9,906– GPS tracker – Rs 10,229– Rear seat entertainment – Rs 20,266Following is the variant-wise price list (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the 2019 Ford Endeavour.– 2.2-litre Titanium (Manual) – Rs 28.19 lakh– 2.2-litre Titanium+ (Automatic) – Rs 30.60 lakh– 3.2-litre Titanium+ (Automatic) – Rs 32.97 lakhALSO READ | Jawa and Jawa Forty Two deliveries to begin from fourth week of MarchALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LXI and LDI variants discontinuedALSO READ | 2019 Maserati Quattroporte launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.74 croreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow SUV accessoriesFollow 2019 SUVFollow 2019 SUV launchFollow SUV faceliftFollow 2019 SUV accessories Next 2019 Ford Endeavour: Here are all the accessories available with the premium SUVThe 2019 Ford Endeavour sports several features, including dual front, side and curtain airbags, rear view camera with active parking guideline, 8-inch touchscreen advanced SYNC 3 infotainment system and hands free power liftgate with anti-pinch sensor.advertisementlast_img read more

Why a 14yearold will lead the charge at annual marijuana protest on

first_imgOTTAWA – At the age of 11, Emma Boniface watched her mother lose herself in the grasp of an opioid addiction.Diagnosed with a debilitating spinal condition in 2013, Genevieve Gendron was prescribed fentanyl and oxycodone to deal with the chronic pain, and soon began to experience the side effects of opioid use. Before long, she’d lost more than half her teeth, her mobility — and her job.In 2015, her daughter recalls, Gendron began using medical marijuana — and everything changed.“She was much happier,” said Boniface, who at the tender age of 14 is scheduled to take the stage Friday at Ottawa’s annual 4-20 rally on Parliament Hill to speak about the power of pot.“She was awake more often, she was talking with us, she was able to walk. She was able to do stuff, a lot more than before. We had our mom back.”Marijuana enthusiasts have long been circling April 20 on their calendars as the annual day to celebrate cannabis and the culture surrounding it. In the national capital, they gather by the thousands in the shadow of the Centre Block, defying the authorities amid thick billows of smoke.But it’s 2018, and things are a little different: the federal government’s Cannabis Act, a central component of the Liberal party’s successful election campaign three years ago, is working its way through Parliament and is expected to make the recreational use of marijuana legal later this summer.Even so, 4-20 festivities this year will be as much an act of protest as a celebration, organizers say.The public debate about legal pot that began in 2015 has used young people as a “political football” in order to focus on the potential perils of marijuana, rather than its virtues, co-organizer Shawn MacAleese suggested during a news conference earlier this week.Making it harder for young people to access and use marijuana has been a central theme of the federal government’s plan. Instead of the black market, legal cannabis will be available on a strictly regulated basis, with the rules being established by the provinces and territories — from how it is produced to how it is advertised and sold to the minimum age for purpose.That’s why the 14-year-old Boniface was chosen as keynote speaker — the youngest ever for a 4-20 event in Ottawa, MacAleese said. The idea was intended to “put a focal point on the younger generation,” especially teenagers and young dispensary employees.The government’s message on keeping pot out of young hands has led to what MacAleese called the “corporate commandeering” of what was once an easygoing cannabis culture.“Have any of us seen or heard teens’ opinions over these issues in the past two years?” he said.Boniface, for her part, said she plans to talk about her mother’s experiences using medicinal cannabis, as well as the importance of giving teenagers a voice in the debate about legalization.“I want to be the voice for cannabis and show the government that we want our own word in what’s going on,” she said. “If it’s going to affect us then we want to have our own input into this argument.”Patients’ Lives Matter, a group that advocates for medical marijuana users, is expecting to see one of the largest crowds in recent memory on Parliament Hill on Friday. Other speakers will include Toronto comic Martha Chaves and local dispensary employees, some of whom have been arrested on the job.Boniface’s speech will be timed to end just before the clock on the Peace Tower registers 4:20 p.m.RCMP, Ottawa police and paramedics will be on hand to monitor crowd and motorist safety. Ottawa police are warning drivers to expect traffic delays on neighbouring streets; organizers say they will be working with RCMP to ensure participants safely exit the Hill’s grounds.RCMP officials would only say they will work with parliamentary security to ensure the safety of everyone on the Hill. “Collectively, we respect and protect the right to peaceful protest,” but officers will “consider evidence and the public interest” throughout the afternoon, a spokesperson said in an email.On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released the first set of data from its new national cannabis survey, which showed 23 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 having used cannabis in February and March. Twenty-six per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 34 did the same.The agency has also found that in 2015, 28 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 to 24 had used cannabis in the previous year, a significantly higher percentage than those aged 15 to 17 and 25 to 44, who were tied for second place at nearly 18 per cent.Boniface said education needs to be a top priority. Her mother has been an integral part of the experience, she said, sharing her marijuana journey with her daughter and making sure Boniface understands every aspect of its use.“If they educate us properly and show us the real benefits and maybe the downsides to cannabis, then we can make our own decisions knowing every possible outcome.”— Follow @R_SPatel on Twitterlast_img read more

Photos Bethenny Frankel Attends Shop For Success VIP Party

first_imgProving that giving back is always in style, the original Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel attended the Shop for Success VIP Party on Saturday, Nov. 9 in NY.Bethenny Frankel proves that giving back is always in style as she donates three of her favorite clutches up for bidding at the Shop for Success VIP Party on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in New York City. Credit/Copyright: Skinnygirl CocktailsAfter kicking off the evening with a toast, Frankel tended bar and served the newest wine offerings from Skinnygirl Cocktails—Skinnygirl Prosecco, Skinnygirl Pinot Grigio, Skinnygirl Chardonnay and Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon.Guest mixologist Bethenny Frankel jumps behind the Skinnygirl® Cocktails bar at Dress for Success’ Shop for Success VIP Party on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in New York City. Credit/Copyright: Skinnygirl CocktailsSkinnygirl Cocktails also secured a number of exclusive auction items that were up for bidding, including a necklace from EXTRA host Maria Menounos, a purse and a pair of heels from Vivica Fox, a dress from Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and three of Frankel’s favorite clutches.Proceeds raised throughout the night benefitted Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of women.last_img read more

Order on Johnstons bail application to be announced on September 17

Fernando and two others were accused of misappropriating Government funds from Lanka Sathosa when the former Government was in office. (Colombo Gazette) The Court of Appeal will deliver the order on the revised bail application submitted by Former Minister Johnston Fernando on September 17.Fernando has been in remand over the alleged misappropriation of Government funds.

New mortgage rules in Canada

New limits announced Tuesday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation could make it harder to get a mortgage.The new, tighter restrictions will limit the number of new guarantees on mortgage-backed securities by CMHC to a maximum of $350 million.CMHC backing allows banks to issue more, lower-cost mortgages, by giving them access to funds from a wide array of investors.

UN war crimes tribunal reduces sentence of Rwandan militia leader

Juvenal Kajelijeli, the former bourgmestre (administrator) of Mukingo Commune, had been sentenced in December 2003 by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to two concurrent life terms for genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity. At the same time, he received an additional 15 years for direct and public incitement to commit genocide.The Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber, however, found that there had been serious violations of Mr. Kajelijeli’s fundamental rights during his arrest and detention in Benin and at the UN Detention Facility, from 5 June 1998 to 6 April 1999. It also vacated his conviction for counts under the genocide and extermination charges because they were based on a finding that he had had both individual and superior responsibility for the same crime.In addition to converting the two life sentences and the 15-year sentence into a single sentence of 45 years, the Chamber also ordered that Mr. Kajelijeli be given credit for time already served.In other developments, Judge Erik Møse of Norway was re-elected as President of the Tribunal at the annual Judges’ Plenary Meeting on Saturday. Judge Arlette Ramaroson of Madagascar was elected Vice-President. read more

Lifeless Liverpool slip up at home to Southampton

first_imgThe Reds were almost punished again moments later when Dani Osvaldo found space on the edge of the area, but Mignolet reacted well to save his low drive. The Belgian came to the rescue minutes later when he was forced to make a double save after left-back Luke Shaw had burst into the box.Despite emptying the benches, Liverpool were unable to find any way through and so Merseyside rivals Everton remain the only unbeaten team in the Premier League.Premier League wrap: Glorious Guzan save helps Villa hold on, Baines rescues EvertonClassy Robbie Brady finish helps Hull gain victory over Newcastle A DEJAN LOVREN header eight minutes into the second half gave Southampton all three points at Anfield this afternoon and handed Liverpool their first league defeat of the season.The result was little more than the visitors deserved having out-fought, out-thought and generally out-played Liverpool for most of the game. Indeed, were it not for the heroics of Simon Mignolet, Southampton could easily have won by more.Liverpool started the game with four centre-halves and without the injured Philippe Coutinho but it was the home side who produced the game’s first real chance,Artur Boruc pulling off a brilliant save to deny Jordan Henderson.The home crowd were incensed with referee Nigel Swarbrick after a penalty appeal from Daniel Sturridge fell on deaf ears. Replays showed the Liverpool striker was caught by Lovren in the area.For their part, Southampton were not afraid to come forward and Adam Lallana in particular looked threatening whenever he picked the ball up on the right and it was his corner that led to the game’s only goal.Lovern lost Daniel Agger from the dead ball and his powerful header found its way into the Liverpool net.last_img read more

London Marathon runners asked to wear black ribbons

first_imgAfter the atrocitiy in Boston, we announced we would be reviewing our security with the Metropolitan police and we have now completed that review. I’m pleased to say as a result, the race and all the events around the race will go ahead on Sunday, 21 April.He said that organisers were “confident that all reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to ensure the race is safe for spectators, runners and the people of London”.“It is a great occasion,” he added. “I know people will want to come out and send a message of support on the day.”(YouTube: LondonMarathonTV)See more of TheJournal.ie’s coverage of the Boston Marathon blasts> RUNNERS AT THIS Sunday’s London Marathon will observe 30 seconds of silence ahead of the race to mark the tragic events that unfolded in Boston yesterday.Participants have also been encouraged to wear black ribbons during the 26.2 mile run “as a show of solidarity with all those affected”, organisers said this evening.The ribbons will be distributed with race numbers at the Expo.Race director Hugh Brasher said: “We want to show our support for our friends and colleagues in Boston at this difficult time for the global running community.“We are determined to deliver an amazing event that will focus on one of the core pillars of the London Marathon, which is ‘to have fun and provide some happiness and a sense of achievement in a troubled world.’”The period of silence will be observed on all three London Marathon starts.After the twin blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and injured dozens more, police and organisers in London said they would review security arrangements.“Obviously, in light of what has happened in Boston, we had to look at security,” explained chief executive Nick Bitel.last_img read more

Stats reveal the explosive popularity of the Evasi0n iOS 61 jailbreak

first_imgIt’s not a shock to see that, given the recent drought, there’s been a surge in jailbreaking iOS this week. The Evasi0n jailbreak tool has finally enabled the liberation of both the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, granting all of iOS 6 and up access to the benefits of super user access.In case you’re curious, here’s what the massive surge of usage looks like:Cydia creator Saurik has had an interesting time recently. It was estimated that the Evasion jailbreak tool was downloaded 100,000 times within the first ten minutes of it being available. The jailbreak itself only takes about five minutes, and after that there’s only one thing to do. You tap that Cydia icon and begin pillaging the shelves of the unofficial App Store for your favorite apps.Saurik reports that the traffic surge to Cydia peaked at 14,000 hits per second right after the release of Evasi0n. Instead of tapering back down, the volume of traffic headed for Cydia picked back up and has continued to tax the servers responsible for delivering most of the available content. So, if you’ve just jailbroken for the first time, and nothing in Cydia seems to work, that chances are good that the issue is not on your end.It’s not enough to simply make a jailbreak tool that is incredibly simple to use and works on nearly every iOS device, you also have to make sure your website can sustain the sheer volume of users stampeding to your site to download it. In order to make sure their website remained stable and their download plans went off without a hitch, the Evad3rs relied on CloudFlare to keep the site up and running.To serve the actual tool to users, the site offered Mirrors for Box.net, Mega, and RapidShare. Not long after the official release, @planetbeing of the Envad3rs commented on Twitter that they had already consumed half of the 2TB Box.net account that they created for this launch. By the end of the day, Evasi0n had consumed 4.2TB worth of downloads though Box.net alone.The Evasi0n jailbreak tool has done more than just enable a whole new group of iOS devices, it’s breathed new life into the jailbreak community. A perfect example of this is the Reddit Jailbreak page. In the last month, this subreddit was nothing short of a ghost town. When you go five months without jailbreak, it’s hard to keep a conversation about that particular topic going!The pageviews for the jailbreak subreddit erupted once the news hit that Evasi0n was live, nearly reaching 200,000 views from 25,000 views just a week before. Everywhere you look, new users are looking to get the most out of their seemingly new smartphones and tablets. Cydia is a massive place, even without the ability to add repositories, so it makes sense that new users would be looking everywhere for the best resources.If ever there was a doubt regarding whether or not users still cared about jailbreaking or rooting their smartphones and tablets, just seeing the volume of users in the 24 hours since the release of Evasi0n should be all the proof you need. With new users comes new talent, new ideas, and new apps. Welcome to 2013, iOS users, we can’t wait to see what you do next.last_img read more

Thousands turn out to celebrate Lonsdale St Festivals 30th anniversary

first_imgAs a proud sponsor of the Lonsdale St Festival, see the photos Neos Kosmos captured over the weekend:  Organisers of this year’s Lonsdale St Festival should be proud of their efforts, attracting more than 150,000 people over the weekend. Thankfully Melbourne’s temperamental weather behaved itself for the annual event, which was a particularly special one this year with the Greek community of Melbourne celebrating the festival’s 30th anniversary. The historic Lonsdale Street Greek precinct was brought to life with three stages of live entertainment and activities, along with over 60 food and drink vendors which churned out delicious Greek and Cypriot favourites for all to enjoy.Wurundjeri Elder Ron Jones offered a Welcome to Country before Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott officially opened the event. Also taking part in the proceedings were Minister for Revenue & Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer; Assistant Shadow Minister for Citcianship and Multicultural Australia, Senator Jacinta Collins; Lord Mayor Robert Doyle; His Grace Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis, His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Militopoulis; Consulate General of Greece to Victoria, Christina Simantrakis; and President of Greek Community of Melbourne, Bill Papastergiadis.Both the Delphi Bank Stage and AA Holdings Stage were packed with local, interstate and international acts, along with interactive activities such as the Zorba ’til you Drop dancing competition, and Magic Mic singing competition for amateur performers. On Saturday evening, festival-goers attended in particularly large numbers to see Greek talent Glykeria, who ventured Down Under to perform for her fans at the festival for the third time.The festival was brought to an epic close on Sunday evening with a performance by the Stratakis Brothers, who impressed with their mesmerising vocals and lyre talents.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, festival director Jorge Menidis said he was very pleased with the overall turnout and success of the event. “We’re very, very happy; it went very well,” Mr Menidis said. “The event is a great cosmopolitan, multicultural event; it’s a Greek festival but the faces in the crowd were from all over the world and we’re excited that it is what it is – a great celebration of Melbourne.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Michael Vu with details on how to register to vote

first_img Posted: October 15, 2018 To learn more about the Nov. 6 election, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Michael Vu with details on how to register to votecenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter October 15, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The November election is less than a month away and now voters have only one week left to register to vote for that election.All applications must be at the Registrar’s office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 30. Postmarks by that date cannot be accepted. Voters who are already signed up to vote permanently by mail do not need to reapply.San Diego Registrar of Voters’ Michael Vu joined us Monday night with details.last_img read more

Telangana Congress leader Ponnala Lakshmaiahs kin dies in road

first_imgA family member of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee former president Ponnala Lakshmaiah was killed in a road accident in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli area on Monday. The 22-year-old who died was identified as Drupad and was Lakshmaiah sister’s grandson. “Due to over speeding, he lost control of his two-wheeler and rammed into a divider. He received injuries on his head and died on the spot,” said the Gachibowli police. The body of the deceased was taken to the Osmania General Hospital for the post mortem examination. “A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code,” said the police.last_img