Bitcoin fraud unearthed in Pune, 8 held

first_imgPune: The cyber cell of the city police on Wednesday evening busted a major bitcoin fraud and arrested eight people for running a Ponzi scheme. The arrests followed complaints lodged at the Dattawadi and Nigdi police stations.All the accused were associated with GainBitcoin and its CEO, cryptocurrency operative Amit Bhardwaj, who is in the eye of a storm for multi-level market (MLM) schemes offering unreal gains to investors.“GainBitcoin, through their new and phoney cryptocurrency investment scheme called ‘GB21’, duped investors by guaranteeing 10% monthly returns. Bhardwaj and his associates used to hold workshops to lure investors. We suspect around 8,000 investors in the city to have been swindled,” said Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner of Police, Pune, adding that several more persons were under the police radar.The complainants said they had invested in contracts worth 1 Bitcoins (BTC) each and valid for an 18-month period.On activation of the contract, the owner was to be paid around 10% of the contract value every month as mining income, equal to 0.1 BTC. At the end of 18 months, they were to have accumulated 1.8 BTC.“The accused had lured gullible investors by enticing them with phoney claims of massive returns. Instead of real Bitcoins, investors were doled out worthless crypto tokens issued by GainBitcoin called ‘MCAP’,” said Pankaj Ghode, a consultant and cyber expert with the Pune police.Till date, 25 people had lodged complaints, incurring losses totalling ₹ 2.25 crore, police sources said. The police has registered the offences under the sections of the prize chits and money circulation schemes (Banning) Act, IT Act and the MPID Act.last_img read more

SPORT-IPL-JADHAV 2 LAST

first_imgJadhav said he is enjoying the association with world Jadhav said he is enjoying the association with world class RCB batsmen, which was not the case when he was playing for Delhi Daredevils, as he played most of the time under tremendous pressure due to poor batting line-up. “While playing for Delhi, I used to be under pressure most of the time. They used to loose early wickets because we had inexperienced batting lineup, but here we have best batting lineup. I am enjoying world class batters bat and learning from them,” he said. “When it comes to finishing role, yes thats my job over the years, and I do very well at it,” he added. Asked how he sees Daredevils as an opponent after they routed Kings XI Punjab last night, Jadhav said the team focuses more on their game, instead of the rivals. Jadhav said the Indian core contingent will play a big role in improving the chances of qualifying into the next stage of the IPL because the history says so that teams that have won titles have boasted of having good Indian players. “Yes definitely, all the teams which had good domestic and Indian players. So I feel we have right combination of Indian, domestic and foreign players this year. Yes, we are looking a very strong unit and looking to qualify convincingly,” he said. PTI BDN AH CMlast_img read more

Misbah-ul-Haq proud of Pakistan after overcoming 2010 nightmare at Lord’s

first_imgPakistan had to carry the burden of 2010 spot-fixing scandal when they went into the first Test against England at Lord’s.  (Scorecard)From former cricketers to members of the England and Pakistan cricket team, everyone had an opinion about Mohammad Amir’s return to Lord’s. Some slammed his comeback while a few others said Amir deserved the second chance.There was too much focus on the left-arm pacer that even England captain Alastair Cook lashed out at critics asking them to talk and write about the Lord’s Test and limit the Amir coverage. However, the Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan team seems to have been unperturbed by what was being said about them. With a no non-sense attitude, Pakistan have erased their 2010 Lord’s nightmare with a 75-run win over England in the opening Test of the four-match series at the same venue from where it all began – Lord’s.  The crowd went berserk as the Pakistan players imitated their captain by coming up with military-style push-ups.Fair play to @TheRealPCB who played some excellent cricket and good celebrations too. #EngvPak https://t.co/czkHg2bFsu England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 17, 2016Fittingly, it was Amir who finished proceedings on the fourth day by cleaning up debutant tail-ender Jake Ball.An elated Misbah seemed to be proud of his unit, which had battled criticism and added to England’s Lord’s woes.’PAKISTAN HAVE SHOWED RESPECT TO THE GAME'”It has been a remarkable turnaround after that 2010 incident, this team took responsibility. They showed respect to the game, playing all through the six years, bringing the team to No. 3 position in Test rankings.advertisement”Winning this Test match against a top side in their conditions speaks volumes of our team,” Misbah said at the post match presentation ceremony on Sunday. MISBAH LAUDS ‘GOOD KID’ AMIR It was an emotional comeback for Amir, who finished with three wickets in the match. Misbah lauded his pacer and said everyone wanted the ‘good kid’ Amir to play and that they believed he was a good cricketer.”Everybody wants Amir to play, the crowd especially, the supporters. Everyone believes he is such a good cricketer,”Amir takes the final wicket to fall. #EngvPak https://t.co/mzI1zN3gUr England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 17, 2016″It’s something special for him also, he is part of a team which has won a Test match here. It’s a really memorable day for him and from here he can start his career again, he is a good kid now,” Misbah said. ‘LIVE BY THE SWORD, DIE BY THE SWORD’ Misbah, who lead the batting unit with a ton in the first innings, got out for 0 after playing a rash shot against off-spinner Moeen Ali in the second innings. The Pakistan captain called his contrasting styles of play ‘Live by the sword, die by the sword’.”You have to back yourself, if someone invites you to play your favourite shot, you play it,” he said.Apart from scoring his maiden Lord’s ton, Misbah stole the show by celebrating his milestone with 10 push-ups on Day 1 of the Test match. He had said he dedicated it to the members of the army camp, in which the Pakistan unit trained before the start the series.DECODES MILITARY-STYLE PUSH-UPS Misbah said the members of the army camp would have enjoyed seeing the entire team celebrate the historic win in a similar style.”The celebration was again for the same camp, we enjoyed that camp and it was again a message to those guys and we have been really working hard and I think they would have really enjoyed this celebration,” Misbah said. YASIR STEALS THE SHOW Leg-spinner Yasir Shah who grabbed all the limelight with a 10-wicket haul was named the Man of the Match. The 30-year-old dedicated the strong performance to his team.”Dedicating my performance to my team, whenever I was drifting, trying to bowl the magic ball, they told me to keep going, keep bowling maidens and that will get me wickets,” he said.’DIGEST DEFEAT OVERNIGHT’ Cook conceded Shah’s six wickets in the first innings hurt his team. “I thought we were okay on the first day, and then on the second day to allow Yasir to take six wickets when the ball wasn’t turning – he bowled beautifully – but that hurt us.”However, Cook pinned his hopes on Ben Stokes and James Anderson, who are expected to make the playing XI in the second Test at Old Trafford, for an English comeback.”It’s great to have Ben and Jimmy back, they seem to be back, but we have to digest this overnight and pick a squad for Old Trafford,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

SPO-MOTORCYCLE-RACING

first_imgHonda racer Rajiv Sethu pips Jagan Kumar for a doubleChennai, Jul 8 (PTI) Chennai lad Rajiv Sethu of IdemitsuHonda Ten10 Racing recorded a double in the premier SuperSport Indian 165cc class in the second round of MRF MMSC FMSCINational Motorcycle Racing Championship 2018 at the MMRT trackat Sriperumbudur near here today.In a virtual repeat of yesterday’s first race, Sethuscored another win over national champion Jagan Kumar (TVSRacing).Jagan Kumar, after leading for much of the eight-laprace, yielded ground and finished second ahead of Sarath Kumar(Idemitsu Honda Ten10 Racing).The double win took Sethu to the top of the championshipstandings with 70 points, well clear of defending championJagan (62).Also scoring wins were Kozhikode’s Amarnath Menon, wholed a 1-2 finish for Gusto Racing in the Pro-Stock 301-400ccclass, Naresh Babu of RACR (Pro-Stock 165cc) and KarthikMateti who headed a Sparks Racing podium sweep in the Novicecategory while also setting a lap record in the class.Menon was involved in a three-way battle that includedteam-mate Sathyanarayana Raju and Prabhu Arunagiri (TeamAlisha Abdullah).As the race progressed, Menon and Raju swapped leadpositions lap by lap while opening up a gap on Arunagiri.Eventually, Menon got his nose in front and hung on towin his second race of the season with Raju in second spotfollowed by Arunagiri.Menon now heads the championship in this class with 72points, 11 clear of Raju.Earlier, Sparks Racing team swept all three podium spotsin the Novice (Stock, 165cc) category race with Mateti, a19-year old Commerce student from Hyderabad, Aditya Rao(Bengaluru) and Alexander AS (Chennai) taking the chequeredflag in that order after a close fight.advertisementAfter two rounds, Mateti and Rao are tied with 43 pointsapiece, having one race apiece.Results (Provisionalall 8 laps unless mentioned):Super Sport Indian (165cc)Race 2: 1. Rajiv Sethu (IdemitsuHonda Ten 10 Racing) (15mins, 37.026sec); 2. Jagan Kumar (TVSRacing) (15:40.465); 3. Sarath Kumar (Idemitsu Honda Ten 10Racing) (15:57.911).Pro-Stock (165cc)Race 2: 1. Naresh Babu (RACR)(16:57.586); 2. Anish D Shetty (Idemitsu Honda Ten 10 Racing)(17:03.115); 3. Senthil Kumar (Idemitsu Honda Ten 10 Racing)(17:07.286).Pro-Stock (301-400cc)Race 2: 1. Amarnath Menon K(Gusto Racing India) (15:37.673); 2. Sathyanarayana Raju(Gusto Racing India) (15:38.943); 3. Prabhu Arunagiri (TeamAlisha Abdullah) (15:39.216).Novice (Stock 165cc, 6 laps): 1. Karthik Mateti (SparksRacing) (13:01.676); 2. Aditya Rao I (Sparks Racing)(13.04.384); 3. Alexander AS (Sparks Racing) (13:04.663).Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup 2018 organised by MMSCOpen (CBR 250cc) Race 2: 1. Anish Shetty (Bengaluru)(16:48.671); 2. Abhishek Vasudev (Bengaluru) (16:49.460); 3.Amit Richard Toppo (Ranchi) (16:49.692).Novice (CBR 150cc) Race 2 (6 laps): 1. Mohamed Mikail(Chennai) (13:23.224); 2. Kritik Vasan Habib (Karnataka)(13:34.011); 3. Akshay V Murali (Kerala) 13:47.298.TVS One-Make ChampionshipOpen (Apache R310) Race 2: 1.Vivek Pillai (Chennai) (16:21.188); 2. Deepak Ravikumar(Chennai) (16:21.244); 3. Yashas RL (Bengaluru) (16:30.900).Novice (Apache 200) Race 2 (6 laps): 1. Karthik Mateti(Hyderabad) (13:37.283); 2. Venkatesan (Chennai) (13:50.679);3. Alexander AS (Chennai) (13:50.726). PTI SSROHROHROHlast_img read more

Tite to remain Brazil coach till 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

first_imgThe Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Wednesday renewed Tite’s contract and will be remain the coach of the Brazil team till the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.Although Brazil disappointed at this year’s tournament in Russia, exiting to Belgium at the quarter-final stage, the CBF was keen to hold on to a coach who is both highly rated and popular.”The CBF is investing in a long-term project in guaranteeing the technical commission six-and-a-half years at the head of the Selecao,” Rogerio Caboclo, the CBF’s executive director of management, said in a statement.”We believe that careful planning and execution will take Brazilian football to the results we expect.”Tite took over as coach in June 2016 with Brazil languishing out of the qualifying spots for the Russia World Cup after a poor start under his predecessor Dunga.The former Corinthians manager quickly turned things around, leading his side on a record nine-match winning streak that made Brazil the first team to qualify for Russia.Yet although they arrived as joint favourites, they stuttered through the group stage, drawing their first game and winning the next two in a less convincing fashion than they were used to.They beat Mexico 2-0 in the last 16 but were then unfortunate to be knocked out 2-1 by Belgium in one of the best matches of the tournament.Tite avoided much of the backlash that often greets Brazilian teams who fail to make it to the World Cup final and most fans were keen to see him continue in the role.advertisementMany of his backroom staff — including former Arsenal player Edu — will remain alongside him, the CBF said.”As I see it, the CBF gave us the conditions in which to build an atmosphere of unity and of professionalism and that is the way we will continue,” Tite said. “It is a big challenge and we are delighted to face up to it with the focus on the upcoming games and tournaments.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Sterling late show keeps City perfect

first_imgManchester City 1 Feyenoord 0: Sterling strikes late as top spot is clinched Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 05:53 11/22/17 RaheemSterling - cropped Getty Images A draw against Feyenoord would have been enough for Manchester City to clinch top spot, but Raheem Sterling earned a late win. Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City clinched top spot in Champions League Group F after a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium.England international Sterling finished expertly in the 88th minute as City retained their 100 per cent record in the competition, though just a draw would have been enough to guarantee first place in their section, with Shakhtar Donetsk going down 3-0 to Napoli.Pep Guardiola made seven alterations from the side that defeated Leicester City 2-0 at the weekend, but a front three formed of Bernardo Silva, Sterling and Sergio Aguero, back in the line-up and wearing the captain’s armband after being taken to hospital having felt faint at half-time in Argentina’s defeat to Nigeria last week, struggled in front of goal for much of the match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Aguero and Silva failed to convert excellent first-half chances, while some nervy moments involving centre-backs Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala could provide the manager with cause for concern.City upped their efforts in the second period and sent on Gabriel Jesus for Kevin De Bruyne, who picked up a booking that rules him out of their next match against Shakhtar, as well as handing senior debuts to 17-year-old Phil Foden and his fellow teenager Brahim Diaz.4 – Phil Foden is the 4th youngest English player to make an appearance in the Champions League (17y 177d). Only Jack Wilshere, Dominic Solanke & Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been younger on their CL debut. Future.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 21, 2017 They finally got their reward when Sterling, who now has four goals in four Champions League starts this term, finished a give-and-go with Ilkay Gundogan by clipping over the onrushing Brad Jones, as City extended a club record streak to 25 unbeaten matches in succession, while lowly Feynoord were consigned to finishing bottom in the group.After a tepid opening 20 minutes referee Ivan Kruzliak turned down a weak penalty claim from Aguero, before a well-executed sliding tackle on Jean-Paul Boetius saw Ederson escape from a heavy first touch outside his box unscathed.A lovely run down the left wing from De Bruyne ended with an exquisitely shaped delivery for Aguero, who was unable to turn his near-post header on target in the 32nd minute.Sam Larsson gave City a scare when he turned Kyle Walker inside out and curled a lovely effort narrowly wide of the bottom-right corner, but Silva passed up the best chance of the half when he side-footed a tame shot from the right side of the box straight at Jones.The hosts looked sharper after the restart but De Bruyne was booked for clumsy challenge on Steven Berghuis and, after Larsson drilled the resultant free-kick narrowly over, he made way for Jesus.Yaya Toure, starting a match for the first time in almost a month, curled a set-piece just wide in the 67th minute, though a touch from Jones helped it on its way behind and went unnoticed by the officials.Feyenoord grew in confidence as the scoresheet remained blank and Berghuis would have been the first name on it had Ederson not tipped over from the former Watford man.After Foden entered the fray, Aguero had a chance to steal all three points for City when he brought down Silva’s pass in the box. However, he could not wrap his foot around the ball enough to steer his shot on target.It was Sterling who finally broke the deadlock, spinning in behind and adding a delightful chipped finish to Gundogan’s throughball as City continued their flawless Champions League campaign.. @sterling7 …Four Champions League startsFour Champions League goalspic.twitter.com/VXSUPKYYzQ — Manchester City (@ManCity) November 21, 2017 Key Opta stats:- Manchester City have won five successive Champions League games for the first time in their history.- Manchester City have now scored in 23 of their last 24 competitive fixtures – the only time that they didn’t score in this run was versus a Championship side (Wolves in the EFL Cup).- This was Pep Guardiola’s 50th win as Manchester City manager, in what was his 75th game in charge of the club (W50 D15 L10). It took him 71 games to reach this landmark at Barcelona and just 65 games at Bayern Munich.- Phil Foden became the fourth-youngest English player to make an appearance in the Champions League (17y 177d). Only Jack Wilshere, Dominic Solanke & Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been younger on their CL debut.- Raheem Sterling has now scored in four successive Champions League appearances for Manchester City.- Sterling now has more goals for Manchester City this season in 17 appearances (11) than he did in 47 apps last season (10). read morelast_img read more

Lincoln Riley’s New Deal Would Have Made Him The 11th-Highest Paid Head Coach Last Year

first_imgBaker Mayfield and Lincoln Riley shake hands during the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands with head coach Lincoln Riley during the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)It is hard to do much better as a first-year head coach than Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley in 2017. He guided the Sooners to the College Football Playoff, and very nearly a national championship appearance, losing a dramatic Rose Bowl semifinal to Georgia.Things may get tougher, as Baker Mayfield is off in the NFL this year. Oklahoma breaks in new quarterback Kyler Murray for a year, before he starts his baseball career.Still, most of the worries that Riley, who turns 35 around the start of the year, wouldn’t be able to effectively steer the ship in a post-Bob Stoops world should be gone.Today, Oklahoma made a big commitment to Riley, extending his contract and bumping his pay up to $4.8 million for next season.Way #Sooners coach Lincoln Riley contract will work?Year 1 – $4.8 millionYear 2 – $4.9 millionYear 3 – $5 millionYear 4 – $5.1 millionYear 5 – $5.2 millionFive years, $25 million.— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) June 19, 2018Last season, Riley made $3.1 million in his first season as head coach. He was also paid $380,000 in performance bonuses.According to USA Today‘s coaching salary database, this new contract would make Lincoln Riley the 11th-highest paid coach in the country, per last year’s numbers.At $4.8 million, Riley vaults just ahead of Gus Malzahn’s 2017 pay, per the database. Of course, some of the guys ahead of him, like Jimbo Fisher who got a massive deal at Texas A&M, and former Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin, are in new spots.Other extensions make it hard to know exactly where Riley will rank for the 2018 season. It is a fair estimate that he will be floating just outside the top 10, which is pretty good for a coach entering his second year at the head of a program.It also should be noted that Riley is once again the highest paid member of the Oklahoma football program. Murray briefly held that spot, with a signing bonus from the Oakland A’s that came in just shy of $4.66 million.The new contract comes almost exactly a year after he received his first head coaching deal from the Sooners. The school would be smart to keep him happy as well. The NFL is reportedly interested in Riley as a coach.last_img read more

We refuse to live in fear Colten Boushie family to keep fighting

first_imgLucy Scholey APTN NewsFamily members of Colten Boushie are ending a whirlwind Ottawa trip on Wednesday with a clear message: they will not stop fighting for changes to the criminal justice system.“We refuse to live in fear. Our children should not live in fear. Our children should be able to walk this earth in freedom and not be worried about being shot or come up missing,” said Debbie Baptiste, the mother of the 22-year-old Red Pheasant First Nation member who was shot and killed in August 2016.Gerald Stanley, the white Saskatchewan farmer who held the gun that killed Boushie, was acquitted by an all-white jury on Friday.The family then travelled from Saskatchewan to Ottawa to meet with several political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.Boushie’s relatives did not meet with Andrew Scheer. A spokesperson said the Conservative leader is attending events in Saskatchewan and British Columbia this week. However, the family has met with other Conservative MPs, including Kevin Waugh, Battlefords-Lloydminster representative Rosemarie Falk, and Indigenous affairs critic Cathy McLeod.The family’s issues with Boushie’s case start with the day he died, on Aug. 9, 2016. Relatives have launched a complaint with the independent Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, alleging that RCMP officers mishandled the investigation into Boushie’s death.Chris Murphy, a lawyer representing the Boushie family, also said part of the problem is peremptory challenges, which allow defence and Crown lawyers to strike out potential jurors from the jury pool without stating a reason. He said Stanley’s defence team rejected anyone from the jury who was Indigenous in appearance.He called the peremptory challenge process “government-sanctioned discrimination.”“There are much better ways to do that than look at a colour of a person’s skin when they get called up,” he said. “It’s a process that literally lasts three seconds – the accused look upon the juror, the juror looks upon the accused, defence challenge – that’s it.”The Boushie family said they’re hopeful real change is in the works. Trudeau is expected to make a speech about a new legal framework for Indigenous people in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon.Jade Tootoosis, Boushie’s cousin, said she feels her family is finally being heard.“We will be back. We will be speaking out,” she said. “This does not end here. We will continue the dialogue and we will press for concrete changes within the system so that no other families, no other Indigenous lives are taken before changes are made.”lscholey@aptn.calast_img read more

Calgary2026 Yes and No sides face off in CityNews debate

first_imgWaite maintains the games are not accessible for all Calgarians and most people would be watching the games on TV anyway and not actually attending them.“My day job is running an agency that serves families with disabilities… and none of them are accessing any those venues because they can’t afford them. It is not true that those venues are accessible to everybody and I would rather choose an investment path that serves more Calgarians like our brand new wonderful library.”READ MORE: #NoCalgary2026 of the Olympic debate braves the cold to get the message outRibeiro countered any lack of accessibility is just another reason we should push forward with an Olympic bid.“Every single one of those venues is going to be made accessible with universal design principles… I think that we are renewing those venues specifically to address that need–to make sure they’re more inclusive not just for people with disabilities but for seniors who we know are experiencing social isolation, that can get them out of the house,” adding he doesn’t agree with the idea that venues and events are not just for “elites.”As for the affordability of actually attending and watching events, Ribeiro said Calgary will be setting ticket prices. “Over 70 per cent of them will be under $142, over 30 per cent of them will be under $42. That’s cheaper than the average Flames game. The fact that this is going to be an inclusive games that appeals to a broad swath of people is something that’s going to be unique to Calgary. It’s set on our terms, from our community to serve as many people as possible.”RELATED ARTICLES:Environmental concerns about Olympic bidA cost breakdown of Calgary hosting 2026 Winter Games should city bid and win‘Eddie the Eagle’ among Olympians cheering for a Calgary 2026 bid at rallyWaite shot back, saying hundreds of thousands of Calgarians will not benefit from hosting the games. “It’s just a fact,” she said. “Accessibility is not [just] a matter of physical accessibility it’s also cost. When you have even $20 entry fees or tickets, the families we support can’t afford that. You have to acknowledge that most Calgarians are not the ones that benefit, it truly is an elite event.”Ribeiro said the economic, emotional, and social benefits still stand and the games would give people who need jobs.WATCH: Calgary 2026 Debate: Economic benefits 4. Your burning question: Why are other communities (Canmore, Whistler) not paying to be included in a Calgary games?“They are doing us a favour,” said Ribeiro, adding there has been a lot of misinformation spread. “We have ski jumps that would need to be torn down completely and rebuilt because they’re not the Olympic regulation height. We don’t use the towers anymore. We don’t need two Olympic regulation ski jumps next door to each other in Western Canada.”Ski jumping and Nordic combined events would be held in Whistler should Calgary win the 2026 Olympics. All the rest, according to Ribeiro, would be held within and benefiting Calgary and the Calgary region.READ MORE: Canmore moves ahead with Olympic process, but with conditions 3. Is there an economic benefit if Calgary and Calgarians were to host the Olympics?“The hard facts say that the economic claims are overstated, that the jobs in a bid book tend to be overstated by ten times. And I get that, it’s a marketing document,” she said.“Tourism in Vancouver in 2012 was less than in 2009 so they got a bump for a very short time. The benefits are overstated.”Ribeiro said even in a modest estimate an Olympics would still be a “net positive” for the city. “I’ll remind everyone again: Chamber of Commerce of Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Tourism Calgary, Canada West Foundation, Ernst and Young report, all came to the same conclusion… They all say it’s a net positive benefit for the economy. I think this is now the time we need to pursue that.” Jason Ribeiro and Erin Waite faced off in a Yes vs. No debate over a potential 2026 Calgary Olympics. CityNews’ Mike Yawney hosted the Wednesday morning event. (Photo: Nick Blakney, CityNews) Waite said those potential benefits are conditional.“I can look at the hard facts of recent Olympics. We do know that in things like London, of the jobs created, half went to people who are not Londoners. If we look at what Calgary needs and what’s important for Calgary, we do have to look hard at those numbers and make sure that that kind of spend really maximizes the positive impact. I worry that because of all the things that added into the Olympics because it’s the IOC event and because it’s a very large pageant event… distracts from what Calgary needs,” she said.“I think we have better ideas and better options than the Olympics. We’ve done that, we did a great job, good for us. Let’s take value in that and then let’s do what we need now as a city.”Ribeiro said it goes beyond economic benefits. The Olympics can be a way to market Calgary as an amazing city to attract talent.“We don’t need the Olympics to make us a great city–we already are! But frankly, the billion dollars of free advertising that comes with an Olympic campaign will actually give us a platform to tell that story to the world…We need the bullhorn to be able to do that…“We have to look at the credibility behind the organizations that are supporting this that actually make a number of the economic decisions in this city, and the alignment with the 10-year strategy that city council passed unanimously. I think on every metric this dovetails with our goals.”Waite said she’s not afraid of a big project and that’s not why she’s against the bid. She pointed to other cities that bailed on Olympic bids and still managed to grow and attract business without the games.“Any kind of social or economic benefits are tacked on the side that you hope to get while you’re hosting a sporting event. I think Calgary, in this stage of its economic evolution, we need to be focused on the issues, some of our problems and really shape a clear vision going forward of what’s going to continue to strengthen and build our city. I just think tacking that goal on the side of an Olympics hosting is not going to get us there.WATCH: Calgary 2026 Debate: Your Questions Waite said it’s important to note that if you’re giving up two events to a B.C. venue, that region would reap the economic benefits; Ribeiro said what Calgary would lose in money by giving to events in Whistler would be marginal.“I am very confident that these are going to be set on our terms with our facility and frankly our intellectual capital,” he said, suggesting that other cities who have dropped their bids have done so because they aren’t Calgary.“We are probably the best winter-sport city, potentially on the planet.”Waite said all of Ribeiro’s points were perfect–for an IOC pitch, not necessarily for Calgarians. “There is a different path we could be on, it’s based on where we are currently economically, what we need to do economically. There is a lot more we can invest in like the new economy kinds of companies and the IT kind of world that we need to move into and that will help work on the downtown office vacancy and none of that will happen by focusing on the Olympics.”Waite called a potential games an event, to which Ribeiro didn’t disagree, but he said it’s also an injection and a catalyst for further growth.Advance polling stations close Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Calgarians who still need to vote will cast their ballots on Nov. 13.Click here to find out where you can vote. CALGARY (CITYNEWS) – Less than a week to go until Calgarians vote in a non-binding plebiscite and some people are still unsure of which little box to check.Both sides of the debate faced off on a special CityNews Facebook Live Wednesday morning, each trying to share their message and woo voters. During the hour-long debate, #YesCalgary2026‘s Jason Ribeiro and #NoCalgaryOlympics‘ Erin Waite debated a range of topics, including questions CityNews viewers and followers put forward.Here are the main points both sides touched on:1. Should Calgary host another Winter Games?Waite told host Mike Yawney Calgarians she’s heard from are still concerned about costs and potential overruns and who would be footing the bill.“Our position is simply that this is not the right project for Calgary now–we think we can do better than working with the IOC,” she said. “We would rather see our energy and our investment and our initiative go into those other things.”She added it’s imperative to look at the costs critically to make sure it all makes sense, since money coming from the city, province, and the federal government is all tax dollars.“It really adds up to a significant burden…The cost of hosting the Olympics simply isn’t the right project now,” she said, adding she personally doesn’t see the IOC as a good partner and the games always end up being shaped for the IOC and “what they want, not what Calgary needs”.She also said there’s a very high potential for cost overruns. She suggested putting money towards things Calgarians need and continuing to build on the old legacy of the 88 Games.On the other side, Ribeiro said there are three main reasons to host a seconds games, the first being to remember Calgary is an Olympic city.“We have a chance to renew that legacy and we have a chance to add the Paralympics to that equation,” he said. “The second is this will be an economic boom to our city–don’t take my word for it, take the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Calgary, and Calgary Economic Development. And third is I think we have a chance to make this an incredibly inclusive games, one that will not just live in the downtown and the clusters but all the way to the north, south, east, and west.”He said while the ‘no’ side is continually finding problems and “poking holes in every element”, there have been no solutions brought forward.“Let’s be clear: these are dollars that would not be coming to Calgary [otherwise],” he said, adding the current Olympic bid deal struck with the city, province, and feds give Calgarians a good path forward economically and socially.WATCH: 2026 Olympic funding breakdown “These facilities that we’re reusing are incredibly important to the fabric of this city. It’s not just for elite athletes. It’s for families, for children. We have a chance to extend that legacy for 30 to 40 years and I have yet to hear [from the ‘no’ side] either on the economics or the healthy and active living and social welfare and wellbeing or sport and recreation angles a credible path to build a better city.”As far as who will be footing the bill for security goes, Ribeiro said the federal and provincial governments have agreed to cover first-response and emergency management and security costs. Waite suggests there’s still a risk for cost overruns related to security not at Olympic-specific venues.2. Can Calgary update athletic venues within the budget but still put on a world-class Olympic event?“Calgary taxpayers actually don’t pay for a number of these facilities; over 30 years 95 per cent of the costs for Olympic venues are borne by the federal government and the provincial government,” said Ribeiro. Waite circled back and said the venues included in the bid were dictated by the IOC, and are far from the new NHL arena that Calgarians want, or a new LRT line to the airport.“It’s money misspent,” she said.“[The notion that] Canada’s Olympic athletes all train here somehow because the IOC is making them do so I think is a little bit laughable,” Ribeiro said.“We are a winter-sport city and powerhouse building on that legacy of 88.”Ribeiro said since those games, Calgary has hosted over 220 world cups or championships in a variety of winter sports. “The notion that the IOC has directed that for 30 years I think is just not accurate,” he said, adding that the sports and facilities are well-used by Calgarians.“It is something that young people in all corners of the city can aspire to. There are public offerings like public skates, et cetera, subsidized programming through Winsport for 20,000 children a year, these are important. If folks want to tell you that Calgary doesn’t benefit from these and somehow someone in Europe is I think is just not factually accurate. It would cost us far more without a bid to maintain and upgrade these facilities for 30-40 years than without. I think that’s the essential point.”WATCH: Calgary 2026 Debate: Venueslast_img read more

After Wave of Protests in Tindouf Camps, Polisario Declares State of…

first_imgTaroudant- The Forum of Support for the Autonomists of Tindouf said that a wave of protests has broken out in most of the camps in Tindouf and that the Polisario has declared a state of emergency.  In a statement sent to MWN, the Forum said that on “Tindouf camps in Algerian territory are being impacted by protests and mass demonstrations led directly by the population.”Events which broke out throughout the camps of Awsard, Smara, then Boujdour were marked by a social uprising of the whole population, declaring an avowed state of rebellion until their demands are met. The protesters in the camps are holding the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees responsible for protecting the Sahrawi refugees, restoring them their full rights, which were violated by the militias and military forces of the Polisario. The same source added that the intervention of police forces of the Polisario against protesters in the camp of Smara resulted in minor injuries to people. Last December, waves and protests shook the refugee camps charging the Polisario chiefs with embezzling of fuel destined for the camps. The Polisario leaders are said to have made a fortune from the sales of these products on the Mauritanian and Malian markets while the Saharawi population in the Tindouf and other camps continue to live in poverty and deprivation.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Sweden’s jobless agency to fire a third of its staff

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s unemployment agency is to shed a third of its staff as part of a cost-cutting measure to meet the demand of lawmakers.The Public Employment Service said around 4,500 of its 13,500 employees will be laid off to meet the requirement of parliament that it saves 800 million kronor ($88 million) this year.Mikael Sjoberg, who heads the agency that has 242 offices nationwide, said “it is a heavy decision to make,” adding that “every effort” will be made to help those being made redundant.Sjoberg also said another government-sanctioned saving of 4.5 billion kronor hit an initiative to help job seekers, but that digitalization, among other changes, “has laid a good foundation for continuing to deliver on a high level.”Sweden’s unemployment rate is 7 per cent.The Associated Press read more

President asserts will not let war hero to be accused

He added that the most powerful world leaders have assured him that they would stand by Sri Lanka’s independence and democracy as well as on issues pertaining to the members of armed forces.The President emphasize that he would always take the fullest responsibility on behalf of any problem face by the officers, staff members and war heroes who fought against the LTTE. He said that however, he was unable to protect those who are found guilty of acts that are not connected to national security and those who are guilty of killing media persons or sportsmen. (Colombo Gazette) “While there is an unprecedented goodwill for Sri Lanka among the international community today and many people question as to what benefit could be derived to the country from this, we are utilizing that goodwill and friendship for the protection of the honour and respect of our war heroes,” he said. The President, pointing out that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to protect the war heroes, assured that he would always fulfill his responsibility as the President and Defence Minister. President Maithripala Sirisena says he is not prepared to make any war hero a suspect in the allegations raised against the armed forces and the government on the human rights issue.He made this statement at the opening of a newly constructed building at the Defence Services School in Kurunegala. read more

Ford video case put over until next week

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (Updated) A Toronto judge has postponed until next week a case that could lead to the release of a video that allegedly shows embattled mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Mohammed Khattak, on the far right in the photo above, is one of three alleged gang members arrested in a gun and drugs investigation back in June called Project Traveller. He’s facing drug-trafficking charges. Khattak’s lawyers were in court today seeking the release of two videos seized by police. But the case has been adjourned until Tuesday, when the judge might view the video in private. The lawyers previously said the mayor was welcome to join them in their application to get access to those videos. However Ford’s lawyer is instead negotiating with police for the mayor to get a private viewing of the videos — one of which allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine.Khattak’s lawyer Nathan Gorham: “We feel the crown was very diligent in going and looking into the video herself and advising us what she could. She said very clearly today that Muhammad Khattak is not on the video, and is not heard on the video, and that in itself is a giant relief to him because hopefully when it’s reported now there will be some distance between him and the video.” read more

UN conference adopts 10year plan to tackle natural hazards

At the final session on Saturday, 168 delegations adopted the “Hyogo Framework for Action: 2005 – 2015,” which calls for putting disaster risk at the center of national policies, strengthening the capacity of disaster-prone countries to address risk, and investing heavily in disaster preparedness.“This new plan will help reduce the gap between what we know and what we do; the critical ingredient is political commitment,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland, who has been deeply involved in the tsunami relief effort.Taking place less than one month after that catastrophic event claimed more than 165,000 lives, the conference heard numerous voices from around the globe pledging to foster protection against future calamities.Speaking at the closing meeting, the President of the Conference, Yoshitaka Murata, said “these five days spent in Kobe will make a real difference in the way we look at hazards, at risks and vulnerability, and that we all truly engage on the road for a safer world.”The conference also adopted a declaration recommending that a “culture of disaster prevention and resilience” must be fostered and recognizing the relationship between disaster reduction, sustainable development and poverty reduction.While hailing the progress achieved in Kobe, Mr. Egeland cautioned that success is “contingent on partnerships on working together to meet this global challenge.”At the meeting, an International Early Warning Programme was launched to improve resilience to all types of natural hazards including droughts, wildland fires, floods, typhoons, hurricanes, landslides, volcanic eruption and tsunamis. This UN initiative will emphasize the importance of people-centered early warning systems and community education about disaster preparedness.In response to last month’s tsunami disaster, the World Conference held a special session where delegates pledged their support to create a regional tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean. The new warning system will draw from the experience of the Pacific Ocean tsunami early warning systems making use of the existing coordination mechanism of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Also launched during the Conference were an international flood initiative, an alliance to support earthquake risk reduction and the earthquake megacities initiative, all geared to helping countries and communities cope with disasters.“The world may not be a safer place next week but that is when we will have to start working together to ensure that commitments made at this event become a reality,” said Mr. Egeland. read more

Sprint 4G slate coming in 2011 possibly the PlayBook

first_imgIf you’re a Sprint customer specifically for their incredible 4G WiMax flavor of mobile broadband, don’t despair: your iPad might never run on the network, but Sprint plans on bringing a 4G-capable tablet to the network in early 2011.The news comes via Paget Alves, Sprint’s President of Business Markets, who tells Forbes that a WiMax-capable Slate is expected to arrive at a subsidized price on the Sprint network sometime in 2011. Alves was coy about who would be manufacturing the tablet, or even what operating system it was likely to run. They already sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab, albeit at slower 3G speeds. Perhaps an updated Tab, or some other Android tablet, possibly running Honeycomb.Still, there’s other possibilities here. RIM‘s BlackBerry PlayBook is one possibility, but I doubt it, considering how it would need to be custom-tailored for Sprint’s particular interpretation of 4G. No matter what tablet ends up coming out, it looks like it’ll have an audience at Sprint: according to Alves, 70-80 percent of their enterprise customers are interested in deploying tablets within their organizations.Read more at Forbeslast_img read more

Protesters charged over October 28 incidents

first_imgCharges were brought against 17 people identified by police as having participated in anti-austerity protests which led to the cancellation of the annual Thessaloniki military parade marking Greece’s entry into the Second World War in 1940. The incident occurred on October 28, when two separate groups of protesters blocked the route, while a number of those present verbally attacked Greek President Karolos Papoulias. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Stamoulis 70m house revealed

first_imgProperty developer Harry Stamoulis’ palatial $70 million mansion is nearing completion. Scaffolding has been removed from the two-storey residence that boasts five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, live-in staff quarters and a ballroom. Mr Stamoulis bought the Toorak address for $24 million in 2010 and has since spent more than $50 million building and furnishing his brand new residence.The price tag could make it Australia’s most expensive residence.Mr Stamoulis has included a number of Greek motifs in the build like the meandros that snakes across the façade and a number of hand-carved sculptures. The ballroom is said to have been modelled on the Plaza Hotel, with an imposing skylight situated in an eight-metre high ceiling.BRW estimates the Stamoulis family’s wealth to be $540 million.Source: Domain Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Fernando Santos says Ronaldo cant do it alone

first_imgPortugal are preparing to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday and while pressure is on Ronaldo to assist his country lift the trophy, his coach stresses the importance of other players.Portugal coach Fernando Santos has highlited the crucial roles of other 22 players in his team saying that he expected and even had a bet on the question concerning Ronaldo.The 63-year-old’s face broke into a grin when the question about Ronaldo popped up, and while reactin to the question he said:“I just got another free coffee, because I bet on this question! I get the coffee. Thank you for the question,” Santos told a news conference via ESPN.“Everybody knows that any team in the world depends on its players, and of course we have one of the best in the world, but you can ask the Uruguay coach the same question about [Luis] Suarez, [Edinson] Cavani — you have great players in every team.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s the team that has to play, if Ronaldo plays alone we’re going to lose. We have to be strong as a team, just as Uruguay are strong as a team.”“The greatest virtue of the Uruguay team is that they are Uruguay. You have a coach who has been working with them for 12 years, very experienced, very high-quality,” he said, adding that they have yet to concede a goal in 2018.“I think it’s going to be a great match, two teams that are going to try and win, each using their weapons. I hope it’s going to be a great clash,” he said.“Tomorrow is very different from the group stage, where the points matter — tomorrow, either you win or lose.”last_img read more

One Giant Leap shows Apollos missions were a giant tech leap for

first_imgIn one such memo Fishman relates, Tindall lamented about a light on the lunar module’s dashboard that came on when there was 2 minutes of fuel remaining. “This signal, it turns out, is connected to the master alarm – how about that!” Tindall wrote. “In other words, just at the most critical time in the most critical operation of a perfectly nominal lunar landing mission, the master alarm with all its lights, bells and whistles will go off.”This sounds lousy to me. If this is not fixed, I predict the first words uttered by the first astronaut to land on the moon will be, ‘Gee whiz, that master alarm certainly startled me.'” Those challenges eventually led to achievements we benefit from today. NASA’s demand for integrated circuits — the first computer chips — helped create the market for chips and cut their price by 90% in five years. It also improved their manufacturing quality.Because the chips were going to the moon, MIT had to be sure they could withstand extreme conditions, so they were X-rayed, centrifuged, baked in an oven and tested for leaks. MIT’s quality standards meant that entire orders of chips were rejected, leading to a dramatic reduction in failure rates. “What NASA did for semiconductor companies was to teach them to make chips of near-perfect quality, to make them fast, in huge volumes and to make them cheaper, faster, and better with each year,” he writes. “That’s the world we’ve all been benefitting from for the 50 years since.” Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Work done for the Apollo missions helped us revolutionize global communications, weather forecasting, transportation and, yes, computers. NASA 3 Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s defining moment Born out of the fear of falling behind the Russians technologically, the US space program unfolded against the backdrop of a tumultuous decade of political and cultural unrest. While NASA scientists worked to get humans to the moon, protests, riots and deadly encounters reached every corner of the nation.Things were changing fast, but perhaps most telling is that little of the technology necessary to get us to the moon existed when President John F. Kennedy vowed in 1961 to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.How do we get to the moon?A central challenge was figuring out how exactly we were going to get to the moon. In one of the front-runner proposals, a monolithic rocketship would land on the surface of the moon, just like in children’s cartoons from the time. Another proposal called for assembling the rocket to the moon in Earth’s orbit, and likely would require some kind of space station.eagle-lm-nasaEnlarge ImageThe Eagle — the first lunar module to land on the moon — in action NASA After years of presentations falling on largely deaf ears, a fairly low-level NASA engineer penned an unorthodox and impolitic memo to NASA’s second in command. His proposal called for a main spaceship to assume a “parking orbit” around the moon and for a detachable lunar module to make the final journey to the moon’s surface. The advantage to this plan was that all the fuel and equipment necessary for the trip back to the Earth wouldn’t have to be lifted off the surface of the moon. That lunar-orbit rendezvous approach would ultimately be approved and used for each Apollo mission to the moon. By Fishman’s count, NASA built 15 Saturn V rockets, 18 command modules and 13 lunar modules. The 11 manned Apollo missions spent 2,502 hours in space — about 100 days in total — but required 2.8 billion work-hours on Earth to get them there. Essentially, every hour in space required 1 million hours of work back home. In all, it was mankind’s greatest single undertaking.”It’s possible that no other project in history has demanded the sheer density of preparation required by Apollo,” Fishman writes. ‘I’m not interested in space’But there was skepticism about the project’s value soon after Kennedy announced the effort. The New York Times noted in a January 1962 editorial that the US could build 75 to 120 universities with the money being spent on moon missions.  Indeed, Kennedy was reluctant to earmark the then-astronomical sum of $7 billion. Until the Soviets beat the US into space with the Yuri Gagarin orbit and the US’ disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, Kennedy had little interest in space. Soon he was a vigorous proponent, trying to impress upon NASA chief Jim Webb that being first to the moon should be “the top priority program.”jfk-rice-moon-speech-apollo-nasaPresident John F. Kennedy vowed to land astronauts on the moon “in this decade” during his famous We Choose to go to the Moon speech at Rice University in 1962. NASA “Everything we do ought to be really tied into getting onto the moon ahead of the Russians,” Kennedy said, according to a once-secret recording of the meeting cited by Fishman. “Otherwise, we shouldn’t be spending this kind of money, because I’m not that interested in space.”It’s good to learn about space, Kennedy acknowledged. “We’re ready to spend reasonable amounts of money. But we’re talking about these fantastic expenditures which wreck our budget.”It didn’t help that he didn’t have the full support of the US scientific community. In testimony before the Senate, Science magazine editor Philip Abelson, a physicist and contributor to the creation of the atomic bomb, cast doubt on the value of the program.The “diversion of talent to the space program is having and will have direct and indirect damaging effects on almost every area of science, technology and medicine,” he said.Of course, Apollo did go forward, but some may still wonder what was accomplished, since we have no permanent colonies on the moon and haven’t even sent a human back in more than 45 years. To answer that question, one need only look around at the world today. Work done for the Apollo missions helped us revolutionize global communications, weather forecasting, transportation and, yes, computers. “The culture of manned space travel helped lay the groundwork for the digital age,” Fishman writes. “Space didn’t get us ready for space; it got us ready for the world that was coming on Earth.” Space gets us ready for the digital ageIn an age when technology was largely associated with the military, Apollo helped bring it to the masses, ushering in the digital revolution of the 1970s. Microchips and laptop computers would have existed without the Apollo missions, but they also would have existed without Intel, Microsoft and Apple, Fishman argues.Key to the mission was the Apollo Guidance Computer, the command module’s onboard computer, sometimes referred to as “the fourth crew member.” Designed by the MIT Instrumentation Lab, it was responsible for the guidance, navigation and control of the spacecraft. It included one of the first examples of what we now call a user interface – the DSKY, which stood for display and keyboard.dsky-agc-nasa-apolloEnlarge ImageThe Apollo Guidance Computer had an early version of what we would eventually come to call a user interface. Bruce M. Yarbro/Smithsonian Institution The keyboard was eight inches square and seven inches deep, but contained no letters, only numbers. It also had early versions of the function keys found on consumer computers decades later: ENTR, RSET and CLR, among others.  For its time, the AGC was groundbreaking, but as is often pointed out in a condescending way, was woefully underpowered compared with many devices we take largely for granted today. The AGC had only 73 kilobytes of memory, and less than 4K of that was RAM, referred to as erasable memory 50 years ago.The AGC could execute 85,000 instructions a second, an impressive feat for its time, Fishman notes. But it’s about two-millionths of 1% percent of the computing power of the iPhone X, which can handle 5 trillion instructions per second. But that’s not what you should be in awe of, he says.”Few of us would depend exclusively on our occasionally erratic iPhones to fly us to the moon, let alone depend on one of our kitchen appliances,” Fishman writes. “The miracle is just the opposite; it’s what the engineers, scientists and programmers at MIT were able to do with such austere computing resources; it’s the amount of work they were able to wring out of the AGC and the amount of reliability they were able to build into it.” In the process, he says, “the Apollo computer became an example and a foundation for the digital work and the digital world that followed.”But the emerging technology wasn’t without conflicts, especially between the computer’s hardware and software – at the time such a new phrase that some treated it as a joke. A main problem was fitting all the necessary instructions to land on the moon and get back to Earth into a bloated string of code that took up nearly 20% more memory than the computer held. Fishman includes a lot of details from the principals, offering an inside look at some of the challenges facing the program.  A largely unsung hero of the program was Bill Tindall, chief of Apollo Data Priority Coordination, who wrote memos that came to be known as Tindallgrams. The well-written dispatches were serious and sometimes humorous dissections of technical problems facing the program and quickly became required reading for those in the program. Comments “If we can get a man to the moon, why can’t we…” is a common phrase to compare a monumental achievement with a much hoped-for one that seems simple but remains out of our grasp.It’s a testament to NASA’s success with the Apollo moon landing program that it’s still the bar by which other human feats are judged. NASA had more than a quarter million Americans working on the project, developing not just spacecraft and spacesuits but also working out the math necessary to land a spacecraft 240,000 miles away on the moon and safely return it and its crew to Earth. Click here for To The Moon, a CNET multipart series examining our relationship with the moon from the first landing of Apollo 11 to future human settlement on its surface. Robert Rodriguez/CNET But as we approach the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing, some still wonder if it was worth the cost, whether we demonstrated anything more than hubris, writes Charles Fishman in One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon. Fishman’s book, out Tuesday, isn’t as much a typical historical recounting of the program as it is an in-depth examination of key moments and people in the lead-up to Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepping onto the lunar surface in July 1969.Drawing on his decades as a space program journalist, Fishman delivers a detail-rich look at the US space race with the Soviets. (Did you know the moon has a smell?) Along with careful, easy-to-understand explanations of the technology involved, Fishman also offers perspective on where that voyage has taken us in the 50 years since the first landing.(Disclosure: Simon & Schuster, publisher of One Giant Leap, is owned by CNET parent CBS.) 35 Photos Tags This story is part of To the Moon, a series exploring humanity’s first journey to the lunar surface and our future living and working on the moon. To the Moon We landed on the moon with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Sci-Tech Tech Industry 7:56 NASA Spacelast_img read more

Madhapur cops register case against YCP MLAs son

first_imgHyderabad: The Madhapur police has registered a case against Samineni Prasad, son of Jaggayyapet YSR Congress Party MLA Samineni Udaybhanu, on Monday night. According to police, Prasad has argued with the Traffic Inspector Rajagopal Reddy regarding traffic diversion issue and later attacked him while he was performing his duty at Hitech city road in Madhapur police station limits. Immediately they took him into their custody and by registering a case are investigating.last_img