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Guwahati: Police defuse IED on Kanchanjanga Express, avert tragedy

first_imgAssam Police averted a tragedy on Friday morning when its personnel detected and defused an explosive device planted inside a train during routine search after its arrival at the railway station in Guwahati.Police found the bomb kept inside an air bag from seat no. 22 of S5 coach during routine search of the Kolkata-Guwahati Kanchanjanga Express at the Guwahati Railway Station, sources said.They said after the bomb was found, all 1100 passengers inside the train were deboarded. “The train was checked thoroughly,” the sources said.Police said they recovered 4 kg explosive, 4 detonators and a time device from the bag at around 5.20 AM after the train arrived.”The programmable time device was found during routine check by police personnel. Every train which arrives at the Guwahati station is checked,” the sources said.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

We are making fun of people, and not any profession: Kiku Sharda on Amritsar nurses protest controversy

first_imgA few days back, Kapil Sharma came under fire from nurses in Amritsar, who protested against the comedian and burnt his effigies, for the so-called demeaning depiction of them on The Kapil Sharma Show (TKSS), said a news report.Nurses said that Kapil, on his show, presents their profession in a bad taste. Kapil is often seen implying that nurses were of “loose character” and “easily available”, they said.Punjab Nursing Association president Raj Bedi Anand demanded an immediate apology from Kapil Sharma, who also belongs to Amritsar, or an FIR be registered against him.Also read: Kapil Sharma faces nurses’ anger in Amritsar for ‘vulgar portrayal’ on TV Kiku Sharda who portrays a nurse on the show (Bumper Lotter) has reacted to the controversy. “I am confused. What is the bone of contention here? Is it about showing a glamorous nurse or a fat one? Is punching a fat nurse, who is played by me, a problem?” he told The Times of India.Also read: Kapil Sharma faces nurses’ anger in Amritsar for ‘vulgar portrayal’ on TV “The cast has been cracking fat jokes at all the characters I have played so far, including the ones I played in my previous show. That’s because I am overweight, I sport unibrows and a huge mole on my face – it’s definitely not a pretty picture. Besides, everyone is following a profession in the show. It is set in a mohalla, where people are not skilled to do the jobs they have taken up. We have a chaiwallah (Chandan Prabhakar) and Sunil Grover, who actually repairs punctures, as a doctor. We are making fun of people, and not any profession. The protest is uncalled for,” he added.advertisementAlso read: Chris Gayle and Jacqueline Fernandez to grace The Kapil Sharma Show next? In January, Kiku was arrested for mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh; he was sent to 14-day judicial custody in Kaithal, Haryana but was released on bail later. Sharda was arrested despite offering a public apology for “hurting sentiments” of Ram Rahim’s followers.last_img read more

Eden Hazard, Thomas Vermaelen absent from Belgium training

first_imgPlaymaker Eden Hazard and defender Thomas Vermaelen did not take part in the Belgium football team’s training session on Tuesday.Hazard, who played a great role in Belgium’s victory in the Euro 2016 second round against Hungary 4-0, suffered a contusion during training and had to stay at the team’s hotel in Haillan near Bordeaux, reports Efe. (EURO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)FC Barcelona player Vermaelen, who will not play against Wales on July 1 due to suspension, too remained in the hotel.However, the injury does not seem to threaten the presence of Hazard in Friday’s game against Wales in Lille.Hazard, who plays for English club Chelsea, had to spend several days having intensive physiotherapy after his first match in Euro 2016 against Italy.last_img

Sergio Ramos misses Madrid’s trip to APOEL

first_imgReal Madrid Sergio Ramos sits out Real Madrid trip to APOEL Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 18:51 11/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Ramos - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Zinédine Zidane Sergio Ramos Gareth Bale APOEL v Real Madrid APOEL The skipper’s broken nose means he will not take part in Los Blancos’ UCL clash, while Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas remain sidelined Real Madrid will travel for Tuesday’s Champions League match at APOEL without Sergio Ramos after their captain suffered a broken nose during the Madrid derby.Ramos’ injury was confirmed after Saturday’s goalless draw against Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano.Real 4/5 to beat Apoel to nil 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 Although Madrid or boss Zinedine Zidane did not disclose how long they expected Ramos to be absent, the 31-year-old did not feature in the European champions’ 20-man travelling party for the game in Cyprus.Once again, there was no place for Gareth Bale or Keylor Navas.This is our 20-man squad for Tuesday’s Champions League match against @apoelfcofficial.#RMUCL | #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 20, 2017Bale is recovering from his latest injury setback, a groin strain suffered earlier this month, while Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas is back in training following an abductor tear but not yet deemed ready for action.Madrid are looking for a return to winning ways in the Champions League after taking a solitary point from back-to-back encounters with Tottenham in Group H, although a draw would be enough to seal a place in the knockout stages in the event of Borussia Dortmund failing to beat Spurs at Signal Iduna Park.Zidane’s men have only won one of their past four games in all competitions.last_img read more

Football transfer rumours: Luis Suárez to leave Barcelona for PSG?

first_imgFootball features The word from Barcelona is that the club will make space for Antoine Griezmann this summer by selling Luis Suárez. Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard are believed to be preparing their pitches right now, each texting the Uruguayan striker photos of their Luis Suárez tattoos and promising him that he won’t miss the Barcelona-Real Madrid derbies once he experiences the joys of El Glasigo. Sadly, Suárez in an Old Firm clash is a treat we are never likely to witness because Paris Saint-German can offer both him and Barça more lolly. But that doesn’t mean Rodgers and Gerrard can’t keep arguing over who Suárez loves most.Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney is enjoying that spectacle so much that he is said to have no interest in leaving for Bournemouth, who will put that theory to the test by submitting a £20m offer. Read more Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Topics Share on LinkedIncenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Share on Twitter Meanwhile, if Suárez does move to Paris, then he could hook up with his compatriot Edinson Cavani, who insists he is staying in the French capital despite claims he was intent on leaving this summer for Chelsea or anywhere else. “My future is here, of course,” said Cavani, fuelling speculation that Neymar is off to Real Madrid. Atlético Madrid, meanwhile, are focusing on luring Sergio Agüero back from Manchester City. And City sense they are close to striking a deal for Napoli’s Jorginho. By contrast, and contrary to reports this week in France, Nabil Fekir’s father has said no deal has been done between his son and Liverpool. Other reports in France, meanwhile, claim Liverpool have their hearts set on Bordeaux’s Brazilian forward Malcom, who is also being wooed by Manchester United and Tottenham. Juventus want to take Álvaro Morata away from Chelsea on a season-long loan. Everton are planning to rejuvenate their defence by prising Jamaal Lascelles away from Newcastle, a move that could push Rafael Benítez to the end of his tether. Having seen the state of the Premier League, Wolves are preparing for a European campaign in 2019-20. They plan to bolster their squad by bringing in striker André Silva from Milan and the goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon and are willing to outbid Napoli for the latter. If they fail in that they may move for PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Hurrahs in Italy suggest that Internazionale have beaten Liverpool, Spurs and everyone else to the signature of Stefan de Vrij, the centre-back whose contract with Lazio expires in a month. Gareth Southgate is planning to include two uncapped youngsters in his England World Cup squad: Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dortmund’s 18-year-old winger Jadon Sancho. Finally, Fulham, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday all hope to find the sweet spot of Sunderland’s George Honeyman. José Mourinho keen to bring Ajax’s Justin Kluivert to Manchester United Rumour mill Reuse this contentlast_img read more

How to Celebrate National Beer Day in 2018

first_img Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene izusek/Getty ImagesYes, there are a lot of holidays. And some of those days are definitely more holy than others. But when it comes to made up, contrived holidays, you can’t be mad at National Beer Day. National Beer Day falls on April 7 every year, commemorating the date in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act. That piece of legislation began the rollback of Prohibition and allowed people to buy, sell, and drink beer. According to, there are now more than 6,000 breweries operating in the United States. With so many options, we’re presenting a quick guide on how to celebrate our favorite (if fake) holiday.Revisit an Old FavoriteFor many craft beer fans, the quest to try new brews ends up replacing the satisfaction that comes from revisiting an all-time favorite. For this year’s National Beer Day, consider drinking a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, a Dogfish Head 60 Minute, an Abita Purple Haze, or whichever beer you consider your gateway beer – that first craft brew that opened the door to a wider world of beer tastes and experiences.Toast to DadTake a stroll down memory lane and grab a six-pack of the legacy lager that your old man used to drink. Beer is closely intertwined with our history and heritage, and while Miller Genuine Draft and Old Style don’t necessarily have the same cachet as The Alchemist’s Heady Topper, pour one out for dear old dad and celebrate the drink that you both can enjoy.Take a Chance on a New StyleConversely, as beer lovers we can also occasionally get ourselves stuck in a rut, pouring from the same style classification over and over again. If you’re a dedicated fan of easy-drinking wheat beers, grab a burly barre- aged stout. If you’ve never tried a gose, hedge your bets and pick one up as a part of a mixed six-pack. Get out of your comfort zone and treat yourself to a new adventure.Visit Your Local BreweryNeighborhood breweries create more than just jobs. They create communities. This April 7, stop in your local brew house and take a tour. Meet the brewers and tap room staff. Buy a T-shirt and order a flight. Raise your glass and toast to your health, to new friends and to the glory of National Beer Day. 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvestlast_img read more

Kashmir dispute between India Pak should be resolved through dialogue

first_imgSrinagar: Kashmir is a “dispute” between India and Pakistan which needed to be resolved through dialogue and not through military might, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah Thursday said.Addressing workers at Hazratbal on the occasion of 19th death anniversary of his mother Begum Akbar Jehan, the Lok Sabha member from Srinagar said, “Kashmir is a dispute between two countries (India and Pakistan). Whatever they say, it is a dispute. The issue is still in the United Nations. The UN observers are still here and in Pakistan held Kashmir.” Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!He said the issue would be addressed only after a thorough dialogue between the people on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC). “It will be resolved only when the people of India and Pakistan talk (with each other) and then talk to others… This should be done so that no one should feel that the solution so achieved is a loss for either India or Pakistan or for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.” Referring to India’s insistence that talks can begin only if terrorism ends, Abdullah said, “Guns still roar in Afghanistan, but talks are still going on. Why cannot that policy be implemented here? He said dialogue was the only option to address the Kashmir issue. “Nothing will be achieved by military might or force or coercion… they cannot put off the flame, which is burning here, by such things,” he said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAsked if talks should be held with all stake-holders, including Hurriyat Conference, in Kashmir, Abdullah said dialogue should be with everyone. He also demanded revocation of an order to restrict the movement of civilian vehicles on a stretch of Srinagar-Jammu national highway because of the ongoing Amarnath yatra. “We have raised this issue in the Parliament. I saw the statement of divisional commissioner Kashmir that there is no ban. This is a lie. I have seen it myself that people are being stopped at various places. This order is wrong and should be revoked,” he said.last_img read more

Oscars not so white Nominations recognize theres nothing as diverse as talent

first_img Login/Register With: The other six Best Picture nominees — Manchester by the Sea, Fences, Lion, Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge and Hell or High Water — make for a total of nine, one more than last year and all of them dramas. The singing-and-dancing sensation also breaks the record for most nominated musical, set a half-century ago by Mary Poppins, which had 13 nods. Tied as the closest challengers to La La Land, with eight nominations apiece including Best Picture and Director, are Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi thriller Arrival. There were few surprises and even fewer snubs among Tuesday’s diverse nominees for the 89th Academy Awards, which is exactly as it should have been. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img There’s not a single undeserved nomination amongst the lot of them, even if academy voters rightly felt pressure to address the dearth of non-white actors in two previous years of nominations. Advertisement As predicted by pundits and earlier wins, Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood ode La La Land topped the golden list with 14 nominations, including best picture, director, actor (Ryan Gosling) and actress (Emma Stone), tying Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950) for the Oscar noms record. Advertisement Sometimes a little push is needed to get people to do the right thing. Twitterlast_img read more

The Girl Next Door

first_imgAdvertisement Where I’m at with my style right nowEven though I love fashion and I love watching people who are effortlessly fashionable, and I would love to be one of them, I just find it daunting. I always end up reverting to jeans and a T-shirt while I envy people from the sidelines. I resort to what’s comfortable.How I learned to stop worrying and love getting dressedSince I started playing Alexis (who is quite the opposite of me), I have had my eyes opened to different designers and possibilities and ways of carrying myself. My co-star, Dan Levy, makes fun of me all the time. He’ll say, “How do you not know Derek Lam? How do you not know Isabel Marant?” Fashion is still pretty bizarre to me in a lot of ways. But one thing I have taken from my character on the show is taking more pride in how I look going out of the house.My secret source of style inspirationI am a bit of a lurker. It’s really creepy. Especially if I’m in New York or any glamorous city, I find myself compiling my own inconspicuous street style blog that only exists in my phone. I take pictures of people who are beautiful, stylish or looking exceptionally confident. I keep a little collection of ideas and inspiration for myself. Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

School buses cancelled in Dawson Creek Fort St John

first_imgUPDATE – Here is an update from School District 60: Peace River North. They still haven’t said what routes are cancelled – Due to heavy snow overnight some of our buses are unable to run today. Drivers will contact families if their bus will not be running. Schools remain open.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – School buses in and around Dawson Creek have been cancelled.Buses are still running in Chetwynd, but they have been cancelled in Dawson Creek.  There is no word yet from School District 60 if buses are running or not in the North Peace. A snowfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace.  The region could see another two centimetres of snow before it ends later today.last_img

Why EC not cancelling BJP ‘gem’ Pragya Thakur’s nomination: Mayawati

first_imgLucknow: BSP president Mayawati Monday asked why the Election Commission was not cancelling the nomination of Pragya Singh Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Bhopal, despite the “BJP ratna” issuing controversial statements. “Malegoan blast case accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya is claiming that she is contesting a ‘dharm yuddh’. This is the real face of BJP/RSS which is being exposed continuously. But why is the Commission only issuing notices and not cancelling the nomination of BJP ratna (gem) Pragya?” Mayawati tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “If the Election Commission is not able to work in an impartial manner to the satisfaction of people despite severe criticism in the media, it is an issue of grave concern for democracy and no one else but BJP and PM Modi, who are surrounded by serious electoral allegations.” Thakur is out on bail in the Malegaon blast case of 2008. She is under fire for saying that Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 terror attacks because she had cursed him for “torturing” her in custody when he probed the Malegaon blast as Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The BJP candidate from Bhopal retracted the statement after it drew severe criticism. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped on a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a town about 200 km from here in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008. Thakur has also said she was “proud” of her participation in demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to her. On Monday in Kolkata, BJP national president Amit Shah defended his party’s decision to field Thakur as its Lok Sabha candidate, saying allegations against her are false and the real culprits in the Malegaon blast case have evaded the law.last_img read more

DUTA holds black flag demonstration

first_imgNew Delhi: Hundreds of teachers under the aegis of the DUTA held a vociferous Black Flag Demonstration at Gate No 1, while the University Vice Chancellor and officials presided over a function celebrating the Foundation Day of Delhi University. The teachers were protesting against the fact that the University has refused to intervene in the matter of two colleges, viz Vivekanand College and Shyamlal (E) College, whose Principals have issued illegal letters to their Associate Professors in Physical Education informing them that they would be retiring at 62 years instead of 65. These letters are wholly unwarranted, arbitrary and in blatant violation of existing Rules and Regulations. “The Principal (Officiating) of Vivekanand College went so far as to misrepresent the College Governing Body by claiming that the GB had directed her to seek “legal opinion” in the matter. This claim has been contradicted by a written statement issued by nine members of the GB (copy attached). The matter has assumed utmost urgency as the two Associate Professors concerned will attain the age of 62 in May and July 2019 respectively,” said a protesting teacher. He added that by failing to intervene in the matter, the University has failed to protect its own EC Resolution No 127 of 1990, the consequential Ordinances and the University Notification dated 12.5.2017, in which it had been made clear that Physical Education teachers, like those of any other discipline, are to be placed in the faculty roster.last_img read more

Chad pledges full cooperation for new UN peacekeeping presence

Ahmad Allam-Mi told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate that the mission, to be known as MINURCAT, will help lighten the heavy burden that until now has been borne by Chadian gendarmes working to help alleviate the plight of refugees, displaced persons and others victimized by the conflict.He paid tribute to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and friendly countries which have been supporting Chadian forces who have been acting with courage in the face of a “sensitive and dangerous” mission.“The new operation can count on the support and cooperation of the Chadian authorities,” he pledged. “We dare to hope that it will create conditions that will foster stability and reconstruction in the eastern region of our country that have been devastated by incursions of the Sudanese Janjaweed and other armed men coming from Darfur.”According to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the situation in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR), where MINURCAT will also be deployed, the humanitarian situation “has shown no signs of improving” since February, with more than 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of the fighting and an estimated 700,000 others in host communities also affected. 2 October 2007The Foreign Minister of Chad today welcomed the recent creation of a United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence in the country, pledging full support for its work on behalf of the thousands of people who have been uprooted by insecurity in the region, including the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan. read more

GameStop Zscaler stumble while Lovesac CenturyLink advance

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday.Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc., down $2.02 to $41.70The restaurant and arcade operator cut its sales forecast for the year as it faces increased competition.GameStop Corp., down 50 cents to $4.59The video game retailer reported disappointing second quarter financial results and slashed its full-year profit forecast.Zscaler Inc., down $11.93 to $49.67The cloud-based information security provider gave investors a weak profit outlook for the year.The Lovesac Co., up $2.90 to $21.31The furniture company beat Wall Street’s second quarter financial forecasts and said it continues to shift manufacturing out of China.RH, up $8.07 to $166.95The owner of furniture company Restoration Hardware topped Wall Street’s second quarter profit expectations and raised its financial forecast for the year.Baker Hughes, down $1.82 to $22.29General Electric plans to shed its majority stake in the oilfield services provider.Mobile Mini Inc., up $1.46 to $34.59Investment firm The Donerail Group built a stake in the portable storage company and is pushing it to consider a sale, according to media reports.CenturyLink Inc., up 71 cents to $13.31The communications company bought Steamroot Inc. to help improve video and content delivery in areas with constrained bandwidth.The Associated Press read more

Colombia UN condemns violent murder of Archbishop of Cali

“The UN system in Colombia deplores and condemns the violent murder of Monsignor Isaías Duarte Cancino,” said a press statement released on Sunday, which characterized the incident as “part of the deplorable series of violent acts perpetrated in Colombia against civilians.””We call on the Colombian authorities to immediately and urgently take all judicial actions to find, prosecute and punish those responsible for the crime,” the UN urged.The statement also voiced solidarity and extended condolences to the family of Monsignor Duarte Cancino – who carried out an ongoing dialogue with the UN – as well as the authorities and people of Cali.

Drought leaves half a million Mozambicans facing food shortage UN agencies warn

Harsh, dry weather during the cropping season in the southern and central parts of Mozambique has left more than half a million people there facing a severe food shortage, the United Nations reported today.According to a joint report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), some 70,050 tons of food aid will be needed between now and next April to help approximately 515,000 people facing severe food insecurity caused by drought-devastated agricultural production and the exhaustion of their coping abilities over the past four years.In contrast, the report notes that abundant and well-distributed rains in other parts of Mozambique led to better cereal crops there.Emergency agricultural inputs such as seeds are urgently needed to help drought-affected farming families restart agricultural production during the upcoming planting season, according to the report. The promotion of seed multiplication and improved seed storage are recommended measures to further improve food security.Overall, 2002 cereal output is estimated at 1.77 million tons, 5 per cent above last year, and maize output at 1.24 million tons, an increase of 8 per cent. Exportable maize surplus in northern and central areas is projected at 100,000 tons but high internal transport costs make it uncompetitive to move the maize to deficit areas in the south, the report says.The report was compiled based on information gathered during an FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission from 21 April to 10 May. read more

Updated BBC to play short clip of Oz song after dingdong with

first_imgUpdated 3.45pm THE BBC HAS confirmed that it will play a ‘short clip’ of the Wizard of Oz song ‘Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead’ on its airwaves this weekend as the track surges up the music charts in the wake of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death.In a brief statement issued this afternoon, the broadcaster said: “The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned.“On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”The song currently lies at number one in the iTunes UK top ten following an internet campaign to push the song up the charts following the death of Thatcher on Monday. She was 87 and died of a stroke.The BBC has in the past banned controversial songs including Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ by the Sex Pistols and had come under pressure to not play the song on the radio this Sunday during its weekly Official Chart Show.Thatcher’s official biographer and former Telegraph editor Charles Moore had yesterday accused the BBC of trying to get the song higher up the charts.Speaking on the BBC’s own Question Time programme, Moore said that rather than being a wicked witch herself, Thatcher was in fact the 1939 hit film’s heroine, Dorothy.“The reason that song is sung, I think, is that the witch that’s dead is the Wicked Witch of the East and it was Mrs Thatcher who defeated the east, and in this tale and this song Mrs Thatcher is Dorothy,” he said last night.Separately BBC News reports that a police officer in London’s metropolitan force has resigned after he wrote on Twitter that her death was “87 years too late” and added that the world is a “better place” as a result of her death.Read: Here’s who is attending Thatcher’s funeral on behalf of the Irish government…Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn’t want to jump for TVlast_img read more

Apple updates App Store guidelines bans DUI checkpoint apps

first_imgApple announced a ton of new software updates earlier this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Along with the iOS 5, iCloud, and Lion OS X announcements, Apple also made some changes to what apps can be submitted to the iTunes App Store. One of the noticeable changes in the guidelines is that Apple will no longer accept any apps that promote driving under the influence of alcohol.The apps that are no longer being allowed in the App Store are designed to notify users of DUI checkpoints set up by law enforcement agencies. Apple said these apps encourage and enable drunk driving. Honestly, we’re surprised these apps were even able to exist in the App Store this long. AOL’s AutoBlog discovered the update to the guidelines, listed in Section 22.8 in Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines. You have to have an Apple Developer account to see the guidelines.It didn’t take long for Apple to change its rules after receiving a letter from a group of U.S. senators asking Apple, along with Google and Research in Motion, to remove the apps from their respective app stores. The letter, sent to Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone software, Scott Forstall, said that 10,000 Americans die in drunk-driving crashes every year, and that an app that tells them where the D.U.I. checkpoints are is extremely harmful to public safety.Neither Google nor RIM has changed their app review guidelines yet, but they’ll probably follow suit now that Apple has.Via NYTlast_img read more

Nokia veut reconquérir le marché des smartphones

first_imgNokia veut reconquérir le marché des smartphonesFinlande – Nokia va proposer un service gratuit de navigation sur ses téléphones. Le géant finlandais compte prendre une place plus importante sur le marché des smartphones après avoir souffert de l’émergence de plusieurs concurrents.Nokia s’attaque au GPS. Le constructeur finlandais va offrir un service de navigation et de cartographie gratuit pour ses usagers, histoire de se revigorer sur un marché où il a souffert récemment. “Nous offrons la navigation piétonne et routière dans 74 pays et 46 langues . Ovi Maps va devenir complètement gratuit à partir de maintenant”, a déclaré Jukka Hosio, directeur du marketing de Nokia. Après cette annonce, les actions de fabricants de GPS ont chuté en bourse. Ce recul devrait d’ailleurs se confirmer après 2011 au profit des smartphones. Selon une étude, en 2014, le nombre de smartphones équipés d’une navigation dépassera celui de GPS. Par ce biais, le géant finlandais compte reconquérir des clients après avoir subi l’émergence de RIM et de l’iPhone.Le 22 janvier 2010 à 12:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more