Klopp not interested in United post

first_img “There are about 1000 reasons why I am so happy to be working at this club.” Klopp signed a contract extension with Dortmund until 2018 last October and, despite saying he finds the Red Devils “a really great club”, he is not tempted to leave Westphalia to work in the Barclays Premier League. The charismatic coach had already ruled himself out of taking over at Barcelona next season and said “nobody has to have any concerns” about him breaking his deal with Dortmund. “I’m still really happy here,” he said. Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United, and insists he has not been approached for the job either. Klopp had emerged as a leading candidate to replace David Moyes, who was sacked earlier this week, but at Thursday’s press conference to preview Dortmund’s Bundesliga clash with Bayer Leverkusen this weekend he was quick to nip speculation in the bud. “I find it a little uncomfortable having to turn somebody down without them even making an enquiry,” said the 46-year-old. “But it seems like I have got to do it anyway. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Zeelugt man beaten, robbed

first_imgA Zeelugt man had to be treated at the Leonora Cottage Hospital on Sunday night after he was beaten and robbed while on his way home from a relative.Nevendra Ramlakhan, 44, of Lot 24 Zeelugt Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, was relieved of his wallet and a gold chain, which he was wearing at the time.Guyana Times understands that the man was at a party at his relative’s home which he left about 22:30h for his residence. As he was walking home, two men pounced on him demanding cash and valuables.According to reports, the man refused to hand over his wallet and was dealt several kicks and cuffs. The men grabbed his gold chain from around his neck and his wallet from his pants pocket before leaving him lying on the road corner.They then made good their escape.Ramlakhan managed to get up and sought help at a nearby house. He was then rushed to the hospital where he was treated and sent away.The matter was reported to the Leonora Police Station, and an investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Steve Kerr joins USA Basketball’s coaching staff with Gregg Popovich

first_imgWarriors coach Steve Kerr will be joining forces with his friend and mentor Gregg Popovich on the USA Basketball coaching staff, it was announced Thursday.Popovich named Kerr, Pacers coach Nate McMillan and Villanova coach Jay Wright as his assistant coaches for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics in Japan.“This is an incredible opportunity and one I’m extremely grateful for,” Kerr said in a statement. “I had the good fortune to participate in our USA Basketball program as an …last_img read more

A’s expect Mike Fiers to make next start Friday against Texas Rangers

first_imgOAKLAND — After undergoing a series of tests, including an MRI, on the right forearm and hand that forced him out of his most recent start, A’s ace Mike Fiers threw a pregame bullpen session Tuesday, giving hope that he’ll be available for his next expected start on Friday against Texas.While Fiers’ bizarre facial hair, which drew comparisons to a cat’s tail, gave his team a chuckle on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, watching the starting pitcher leave Oakland’s 8-6 win over the Texas Rangers …last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S4: The Phone So Complicated, It Has An ‘Easy’ Mode

first_imgBest Photo: Takes a burst of eight pictures and selects the best.Auto: Classic smartphone camera feature, automatically adjusts for light settings. On by default.Beauty Face: Enhances facial features automatically.Best Face: Combines five photos of a face to create the ideal image.Sound & Shot: Takes a still photo and records nine seconds of sound to go with it. Annoyingly, the clips play automatically when you flip through photos in the gallery.Drama: Takes multiple pictures of a moving object and transposes them to one shot. A standard feature on most digital SLRs.Animated Photo: You take a picture of someone waving at you. You can then go back into the picture and freeze portions of it, but keep the waving hand moving. Kind of like taking a picture to create an animated GIF.Rich Tone: Hi-definition. Most smartphones do this nowadays.Eraser: Is there something moving in your photo you want t oeliminate. Eraser lets you edit the photo to remove people walking in the background, or traffic in the foreground. Eraser does not work on stationary objects (like someone photo-bombing your pictures).Panorama: Creates a simple multiple panel shot – already standard on Apple and HTC smartphones.Sports: Speeds up the camera take capture pictures of fast movement.Night: Improves low-light pictures without flash.Its quite a list, although a few functions, like Animated Photo, don’t work quite as well as they could. The camera also has a dual-function mode where you can insert your face from the front camera into the view finder of the back camera. All in all, except for maybe the HTC One, there may not be a better smartphone camera on the market. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Smartphone For Your Mom?The term “fear of missing out” – FoMo – has been applied to the sociological concept of not wanting to miss anything your friends are doing in relation to social media, but it could just as easily apply to the Galaxy S4. With all the things that this smartphone can do, it’s easy to get the feeling that you are missing out on the capabilities of your own device.Let’s take a look at some of the new features in the Galaxy S4:Air View: Hover over an item like an email or a calendar date and Air View will display a preview of what is inside. This feature originally appeared in Samsung’s Note 2 with the built-in stylus but now can be done with a finger.Air Gesture: Theoretically, you can answer a phone call, change songs on a music playlist, swap browser tabs or perform a variety of other functions just by waving your hand over he device. An extra infrared sensor picks up the motion and executes the command. At least it is supposed to. Except for one limited instance (moving an app from one home screen panel to another), I was not able to get Air Gesture to work. And this turned out be a disappointing theme with the Galaxy S4.Smart Stay/Smart Pause/Smart Scroll: With Smart Stay, the screen stays on as long as you are looking at it. Smart Pause is intended to pause a video if your eyes look away. Smart Scroll is supposed to follow your facial motion and the tilt of your device to automatically scroll down a website. But no matter how hard I tried, with a wide variety of apps, I could not get Smart Pause to work. Smart Stay seems to work OK, but it was often hard to tell since I mostly seem to look at my smartphone for only a few seconds at a time. It was also difficult to get Smart Scroll to work. The instructions for these features note that your face and the background behind you must be well-lit, so Samsung seems to acknowledge that these functions won’t work all the time.Multi-Window: You Can use two apps at the same time. A little tab appears on the left of the screen and essentially acts as a “recent apps” menu.[See Also: Samsung Galaxy S4: The Phone So Complicated, It Has An ‘Easy’ Mode]Easy Mode: For people who ave trouble using complicated devices, the Galaxy S4 has an entire mode with bigger fonts, icons and less home screen space. This works, but there’s no surer sign of the S4’s feature bloat than the need for an “easy mode.”WatchOn: OK, this feature is cool. WatchOn uses the device’s infrared sensor to turn the S4 into a programmable TV remote control. It even recognize your TV and cable/satellite provider and displays a programming guide.Samsung Hub: Samsung used to have several different media “hubs” for books, music, video and so forth. They have now all been consolidated to one Hub.Group Play: This feature lets you to connect to other Samsung devices and play the same song through all of them at the same time, with one person acting as the DJ. This could be fun in some situations, but it’s mostly just a gimmick.Expanded Settings/Notifications: Android comes with a simple drop-down notification center. Samsung’s TouchWiz has historically added radio buttons to it to control Wi-Fi, GPS, rotate and other functions. Since the S4 has so many new functions, the company added an entirely new section to the drop-down settings to toggle all the various features on and off.“What we have done is create a form here which allows people to learn about the feature and decide if you want to turn it on our off. It is another way making these really, really powerful features more accessible,” DiCarlo said.Samsung Galaxy S4 settings panelThe Galaxy S4 comes pre-loaded with widgets and apps on its Android home screen panels out of the box, but these can be easily removed. See the composite image below for the pre-loaded apps and widgets on a Sprint version of the S4. (Note: Spotify does not come pre-loaded. I put that in to the only available space I could find on the Galaxy S4. )With all this… stuff, is this really the phone that I would recommend to my mother? Or anyone’s mother? Related Posts Panorama modeOne note: Some of the functions (animated photo, sound and photo) are saved to the Galaxy S4 in a proprietary Samsung file and can be shared only with other Samsung devices.Hardware & DesignThe specs on the Galaxy S4 are comparable to other top smartphones on the market. The U.S. version sports the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor as the HTC One and LG Optimus Pro G.It has all the usual sensors – Gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity – as well as that extra infrared sensor that powers the gesture-based controls. It also is said to have a barometer and humidity sensors, but I have no idea what they do or how to use them.The Galaxy Sr’s 2600 mAh battery, biggest in a non-“phablet” smartphone, will definitely last all day and then some.The Galaxy S4 has the same flimsy plastic removable back as other Galaxy S models. DiCarlo explained the company’s reasoning:In terms of the material, we definitely heard the criticisms and comments. It definitely did not go unheard. Our thinking on that is that a removable battery is a good thing. If you are at CES working all day or at a concert or whatever, having an alternate battery is certainly a good thing. A lot of people still like removable memory. And a lot of our accessories allow the device to stay thin by replacing that back cover for wireless charging or whatever. There are a lot of user benefits as well as durability factor, something you can carry around with you in a case. Not to make any excuse for it, but just to explain the thinking.Samsung’s accessories, like the flip cover back, are definitely a big reason for the removable back. So is weight. At 4.59 ounces, it is almost a half-ounce lighter than the full-metal-casing HTC One. Even though the S4 is a little smaller than the Galaxy S3, its screen is a little bigger, growing from 4.8 inches to 5 inches. The very nice screen is HD Super Amoled, coming in at 441 pixels per inch. If anything, the colors may seem a little over saturated.You Might Want This Smartphone, You Might NotSamsung will sell a lot of Galaxy S4s. Consumers will like the size and shape, the screen and the camera. Developers will like the chance to play with the gesture-based controls like AirView (if they can actually get them to work). Enterprises won’t mind employees bringing the device to work with its capability to use Knox, Samsung’s mobile enterprise management solution.Really, the Galaxy S4 is a solid smartphone, in just about every way.You just have to put up with Samsung’s insistence on loading you down with bloatware, pre-loaded apps and features that you will likely never use and just get in the way. Once you cut through all that, the Galaxy S4 is a first rate smartphone. Tags:#Android#Samsung#Samsung Galaxy dan rowinski CameraThe S4’s cameras have so much going on it deserves its own focus. Fortunately, though, the advanced camera functions are easy to use and understand. The Galaxy S4 has a 13-megapixel back camera and 2MP front camera – more than most competitors.The goal of the Galaxy S4 camera is to give regular people (not just professional photographers) the ability to use more of its features. “Where we really focused was allowing people to really get a professional kind of photo experience super, super easy,” DiCarlo said.The camera interface uses a simple “mode” button on the display to toggle through the different ways the Galaxy S4 let you take a picture. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Your smartphone should not be a source of stress. With its new Galaxy S4, it seems Samsung may not have gotten the memo.It seems that every feature Samsung could possibly dream up ended up in the Galaxy S4. The company pushes the envelope with technologies and features that keep the rest of the industry on its toes. Yet it packs the Galaxy S4 with so many of its own branded apps, so many features of questionable value that don’t even work properly, that it detracts from the overall quality of the device.Samsung does allow you to strip away many of those features. Its custom-made widgets can be thrown out, and functions like Air Gesture and Smart Pause can be turned off. Once you strip away all the superfluous garbage, the Galaxy S4 is actually a pretty nice device. And there are indications that Samsung recognizes the problem.“Galaxy S3 and Note II are very feature-rich products. As is the S4. That is very core to the brand of ‘next big thing,’” said Nick DiCarlo, VP of Portfolio Planning and Product Marketing at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With the S4 you will notice that we have done a ton of things to make things simpler. We hope that this could be a phone that you would recommend to your mom.” The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

SEQ PREPARING JUNIORS FOR QLD STATE CUP

first_imgWith the Queensland Junior State Cup coming up, South East Queensland affiliates are on the move, preparing their juniors for the biggest event of the year.SEQ will be holding 3 lead up events at:Redlands on the 21st of MayToowoomba on the 11th JuneGold Coast on the 25th JuneThe 3 events are being linked into a Tri-Series (SEQ Junior Tri-Series) format and teams will accumulate points from each event with an eventual overall winner in each division.  The Tri-Series has attracted sponsorship from Delfin (Lend Lease) and great support from TFQ.  There will be some great prizes for the winning teams in each division.For more information and contact details, please read the following brochure: SEQ JUNIOR CUP INFOlast_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd linked with Juventus midfielder Emre Can

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd linked with Juventus midfielder Emre Canby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are interested in signing Juventus midfielder Emre Can, according to reports.The Germany international has endured a tough season at Juve, with new boss Maurizio Sarri leaving him out of the club’s Champions League squad.Calcio Mercato says United are fans of the 25-year-old and would welcome his arrival at the club.Can, of course, played for United’s bitter rivals Liverpool between 2014 to 2018.He made 166 appearances for the Reds before joining Juve as a free agent. last_img read more

Bahri Expands Presence in India

first_imgzoom National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has opened a new office in Mumbai to strengthen its presence in the Indian maritime industry. “The opening of our new office in Mumbai is a strategic, long-term investment by Bahri and underscores the company’s strong commitment towards the Indian market as we look to expand into other verticals of the marine transportation industry,” Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Bahri CEO, said.“For Bahri, the Indian maritime sector holds enormous potential for further growth and profitability with a large customer base and rapidly increasing demand for marine transportation solutions,” Al-Omar further said, adding that the company aims to expand its services to transporting other cargoes such as crude oil, oil products and chemicals.The new office, located in the central suburb of Hiranandani, Powai, was inaugurated by the company’s chief executive officer, Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar, in the presence of Ahmed Al-Ghaith, President, Bahri Logistics, Wael Al-Sarhan, Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, Bahri, Capt. Jiten Bhosale, Bahri’s India Country Manager and other senior executives and staff.Bahri India works with major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for moving cargo exports out of India. The company is also involved in the shipment of high and heavy equipment.Bahri recently took delivery of its 37th very large crude carrier (VLCC) from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The company has nine more VLCCs on order at the yard.last_img read more

Sharon Stone Helps Open InnovAge Greater California PACE Center

first_imgAcademy Award nominated actress and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone and Kish Rajan, director of business and economic development for Governor Jerry Brown, joined InnovAge this week to celebrate the opening of its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in California.Former state Senator Bill Emerson, who is currently the senior vice president of the California Hospital Association, was a special guest at the opening.“InnovAge Greater California PACE helps serve the needs of a rapidly growing senior population in San Bernardino and Riverside counties,” said Maureen Hewitt, president and CEO of InnovAge. “We have seen a great demand for this innovative system of care designed to meet the needs of individuals who want to remain living with more independence and with a greater quality of life within their homes and communities. The program also provides caregivers with the peace of mind that their loved ones are enjoying the best quality of life possible, and offers them a respite from the often strenuous demands of care-giving.”The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center will offer the latest senior care innovations in the Inland Empire. IGCAP will provide up to 2,000 aging adults with critical services they need to live safely and independently in their homes and communities, as well as employing more than 400 people at full capacity.According to the California Department of Aging, the senior population is estimated to increase by more than 150 percent in San Bernardino and by more than 100 percent in Riverside County by 2020.
The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center will offer services including a primary care clinic, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, a therapy gym, in-home care, day rooms for socialization, entertainment and nutrition education. The center will also provide transportation to and from the facility and to and from medical appointments. IGCAP participants receive all needed healthcare services, including primary care and specialist physician services, from IGCAP or from an entity, person or company authorized by IGCAP. IGCAP participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-network services.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Orange is the new white Unique amber wine creates buzz

first_imgBURDETT, N.Y. – The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.The colour comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice that mirrors the way red wines are made. Lighter than reds and earthier than whites, orange wines have created a buzz in trendier quarters. And winemakers reviving the ancient practice like how the “skin-fermented” wines introduce more complex flavours to the bottle.“Pretty outgoing characteristics. Very spicy, peppery. A lot of tea flavours, too, come through,” winemaker Vinny Aliperti said, taking a break from harvest duties at Atwater Estate Vineyards on Seneca Lake. “They’re more thoughtful wines. They’re more meditative.”Atwater is among a few wineries encircling these glacier-carved lakes that have added orange to their mix of whites and reds. The practice dates back thousands of years, when winemakers in the Caucasus, a region located at the border of Europe and Asia, would ferment wine in buried clay jars. It has been revitalized in recent decades by vintners in Italy, California and elsewhere looking to connect wine to its roots or to conjure new tastes from the grapes. Or both. Clay jars are optional.Aliperti has been experimenting with skin fermenting for years, first by blending a bit into traditional chardonnays to change up the flavour and more recently with full-on orange wines. This fall, he fermented Vignoles grapes with their skins in a stainless steel vat for a couple of weeks before pressing and then aging them in oak barrels.Orange wines account for “far less than 1 per cent” of what is handled by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the nation’s largest distributor with about a quarter of the market, according to Eric Hemer, senior vice-president and corporate director of wine education.Hemer expects orange wines to remain a niche variety due to small-scale production, higher retail prices — up to $200 for a premium bottle — and the nature of the wine.“It’s not a wine that’s going to appeal to the novice consumer or the mainstream wine drinker,” Hemer said. “It really takes a little bit more of, I think, a sophisticated palate.”The wines have caught on in recent years among connoisseurs who like the depth of flavours, sommeliers who can regale customers with tales of ancient techniques and drinkers looking for something different. Christopher Nicolson, managing winemaker at Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn, said the wines hit their “crest of hipness” a couple of years ago, though they remain popular.“I think they’re viewed by these younger drinkers as, ‘Oh, this is something new and fresh. And they’re breaking the rules of these Van Dyke-wearing, monocled … fusty old wine appreciators,’” Nicolson said.It’s not for everyone. The rich flavours can come at the expense of the light, fruity feel that some white wine drinkers crave. And first-time drinkers can be thrown by seeing an orange chardonnay in their glasses.“Actually I wasn’t sure because of the colour, but it has a really nice flavour,” said Debbie Morris, of Chandler, Arizona, who tried a sip recently at Atwater’s tasting room. “I’m not a chardonnay person normally, but I would drink this.”last_img read more