Jezebel Violates Standard Codes Of Journalism Ethics By Harassing Minors

first_imgLast week Jezebel set out to shame some high school students for the stupid, offensive things they wrote as minors on their Twitter accounts while the president was being re-elected. But in doing so, the site itself crossed the line of appropriate behavior. At this point no one is surprised when Gawker Media violates standard journalism practices. But Jezebel’s piece about racist high schoolers, with its journalist-sanctioned public shaming of kids, is so out of line it’d be comical if it wasn’t so downright depressing.Titled “Racist Teens Forced to Answer for Tweets about the ‘Nigger’ President,” the piece even lists the high schools of the offending teens and their extracurricular activities. As a rule, journalists writing for traditional newspapers never print the name of a minor when that minor is accused of a crime. On the Internet, however, stupid things minors say is fair game, apparently.Playing By Different Rules?GigaOm writer Mathew Ingram, in his piece about the resulting controversy, reached out to the Jezebel writer, who happens to be the co-founder of the site. She argued that because the minor’s names were already out there, it is okay to use them. (Jezebel did not blur the names, or block them out. Jezebel ran the entire name and the schools the minors attend.)“We actually did not ‘out’ the identities of these tweeters — they did, through their public Twitter accounts and Facebook profiles,” wrote Tracie Egan Morrissey to Ingram, in defense of the post. “They used their real names, listed their schools and their locations, and thus broadcasted these details to the entire world by virtue of putting them on the Internet.”This is troublesome on a variety of levels, but the majority of people in the digital press world feel Morrisey’s way of thinking is legitimate. I spent Friday debating with two writers from Buzzfeed about this. They all echoed Morrisey’s statement. (Which is typical for writers at digital outlets, so why I was surprised, I don’t know …) No, Sorry, It’s Still Wrong To Name MinorsBut here is why Morrisey and her ilk are simply, unquestionably wrong.When a minor commits a crime in the real world, the cops know who the kid is, as do the neighbors and everyone in the community. The journalist covering the crime knows the kid’s name, and if anyone wanted to, they could find out the minor’s name just by pulling up the public police report.But why doesn’t the journalist use the minor’s name in the press, if it is such common knowledge, and publicly accessible to whoever wants it?I reached out to Lou Carlozo, a  father of two and longtime newspaper reporter who works at Reuters now but previously spent 15 years at the Chicago Tribune and before that was a police reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.His answer was simple. Minors are not named because journalists have a duty to protect them from harm of coverage. “There is a big difference between the dumb things that kids do in the course of growing up and the harmful, damaging crimes a minor might commit that are a matter of public record,” Carlozo said in a brief phone interview. “As a police reporter and later an editor, I always decided to name juveniles in a story on a case-by-case basis.”Carlozo would only publish the name of the minor if the juvenile had been convicted, but not every time because “you have to ask yourself about relevant details, such as the minor’s mental state at the time,” he said.Carlozo concedes that “these rules were written before the Internet,” but says that in the case of Jezebel outing the minors: “Just because the kids’ names are out there, journalists shouldn’t necessarily fall in line and release their names too.”  Remember, juveniles who have committed a crime are in the public record as well, but journalists choose to not print that information. Carlozo summed it up by saying, “The system has the obligation to protect these kids.”As Kashmir Hill pointed out in her Forbes blog post about the controversy, Morrissey had no intention of protecting the children. In fact, Morrissey was actively, “gleefully,” trying to harm her subjects. “[T]he tone of the piece is such that it’s apparent the writer wanted to shame and punish them for broadcasting their ugly, offensive messages,” Hill writes.  Morrissey, as a journalist far removed from these juveniles lives, wanted to teach them a lesson. Not keen to leave that job to the parents, teachers and coaches, Morrissey has now forever linked those names with racist epithets for the rest of their lives — old school journalism ethics be damned. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos fruzsina eordoghlast_img read more

Don’t Look Now, But We Might Be In A Developer Drought

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Hey, developers! Do you feel like you’re in demand? Apparently you should.HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing software-as-a-service venture, has started a new initiative to handsomely compensate anyone who can refer a developer friend. “If you do, and we end up hiring them, we’ll thank you with a big, fat check for $30,000,” its Refer A Dev program promises. HubSpot’s solution may seem like an extreme one, but not if you’ve been looking at the numbers. In 2010, there were 913,000 U.S. jobs for software developers, and that number is expected to grow by 30% from 2012 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Expected job growth across all U.S. occupations over that time? Just 14%.Heck, see for yourself: Tags:#developers#Jobs#Statistics Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… lauren orsini Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Even just compared to the rest of the growing tech industry, developers are among the most wanted. According to Wanted Analytics, a data firm that analyzes help-wanted ads:[a]pplication [d]evelopers were the most in-demand technology occupation in April, reaching a new high in the number of job ads. Demand for this talent has grown 16% from April of 2012 and more than 190% from 4 years ago.Irvine, Calif.-based IT recruiting firm CyberCoders conducted a study of 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements. Their findings revealed that out of all their recruits, those who had development skills — especially mobile, front-end, and open source development skills — were most in demand in today’s job market. “Everyday we see the engineers with these skills getting an average of four to five job offers,” the CEO and founder of CyberCoders, Heidi Golledge, wrote in the company blog post.If the ratio of offer to engineer is indeed five to one, that means a lot of engineers are being paid well, and a lot of companies are going home empty handed. With a growing glut of learn-to-code companies eager to teach customers the requisite skills, it’s hard to say how long developers will remain the golden geese of the job market. But if you’re a mobile, front-end, or open-source developer working today, maybe it’s time to reconsider your options.Just tell me first, so I can make $30,000 when you get hired at HubSpot. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

NCAA Season 93 Preview: Young Letran Knights out to turn heads

first_imgNikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Head coach: Jeff NapaLast Season: 9-9 (6th)Holdovers: Rey Nambatac, Bong Quinto, JP Calvo, Jerrick BalanzaKey Losses: Jom Sollano, Mcjour Luib, Felix AprekuKey Additions: Jeremiah Taladua, Paul Pamulaklakin, Daryl PascualDespite a tumultuous last season, the Letran Knights’ goal has never changed: to return to its rightful throne.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Menina leaves Mapua, transfers to NU Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights884 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 “That’s always been the goal. We want to win as many games and get back on top,” said head coach Jeff Napa.Coming off a rough first year, Napa thinks that the team’s youth coupled with the confidence it gained in the offseason will be enough to propel the Knights to a better showing after failing to defend their title and missing the Final Four last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This team is still young, but the young ones we have gained confidence in our buildup and I’m pretty sure they’ll be able to step up for us,” he said.Napa will be banking on the leadership of fifth-year swingman Rey Nambatac, together with Bong Quinto, JP Calvo, and Jerrick Balanza, hoping that the feistiness of the four will rub off on the rest of the crew. “We’re pretty sure that we’ll go all-out. We’ll show our big heart no matter what happens for Letran,” he said. And he’s quite elated that not many people are pegging Letran as a contender this season, using this as motivation  to overachieve this year.“Even though a lot of people aren’t paying attention on us, we’ll make a way that they will notice us,” he said.The affable mentor, though, admits that having a youthful Knights squad has its perils, and the main issue is definitely the team’s maturity, a point of concern that he has been doubling down on for the past two months.“The question is how we adopt to the situations during the game. That’s what we’re working on, their maturity, because we know we have the tools. It’s on how we react that I’m worried about,” he said.But Napa has his full confidence that this year’s Letran squad will give nothing but its 100-percent whenever it hits the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more

Tendulkar is ICC Cricketer of The Year; Sehwag wins Test award

first_imgSachin TendulkarIn the 21st year of his international career, 37-year-old Sachin Tendulkar has finally won the prestigious Cricketer of The Year award at the annual ICC awards, which were held in Bangalore on Wednesday.Virender Sehwag won the Test Cricketer of The Year award, and was also named in ICC’s nominated Test Team of The Year, which is led by MS Dhoni.ICC awardee Sachin lauds KirstenICC spot: Tendulkar, VVS move upTendulkar, who also won the People’s Choice Award, decided by an online poll, is the second Indian cricketer to be ICC Cricketer of The Year after Dravid in 2004.In the past, Gautam Gambhir (2009) and Rahul Dravid (2004) have won the Test Cricketer award.The Little Master has had a prolific year, whose highpoint was his scoring the first double century — 200 not out against South Africa — in ODI history. South Africa’s talented young batsman AB de Villiers won the ODI Cricketer of The Year, a category in which Tendulkar had also been nominated.Australia’s Ricky Ponting was named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year which includes Tendulkar as opener and Dhoni as wicketkeeper.New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, who scored an unbeaten 116 against Australia in a T20I, has been named the T20 Player of The Year.England’s pace find Steven Finn was named the Emerging Cricketer of the Year, an award which had also been won by Irfan Pathan in 2004.Netherlands allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate  won the Associate Player of the Year award.New Zealand have won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award. Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has won the Umpire of the Year Award for the second consecutive time.Australian all-rounder Shelley Nitschke won the Woman Cricketer of the Year.advertisementlast_img read more

I guarantee there will be no more riots in Gujarat, says Modi. See him pledge this here.

first_imgGujarat Chief Minister Narendra ModiGujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his state had turned development into a  people’s movement to achieve all-round success and expressed confidence that India could emerge as a great power if it adopted the same mantra  and set its goals after precisely assessing its strengths.Drawing repeated applause from the audience at the 10th India Today Conclave for his sharp speech as a keynote speaker for the session ‘How India can develop into the next decade’, Modi said Gujarat was now focusing on the service sectors like tourism after achieving success in the industrial and agriculture sectors. Modi also gave an insight into how Gujarat had achieved success in various fields by following an approach that was both forward-looking and integrated.The biggest success of Gujarat, he observed, is that it had proved that success could be achieved by using the same instruments which have been found defective in the past, thus removing the atmosphere of negativity among the people and giving them hope. Modi said the way to India’s future is through education. “Skills get you jobs, but knowledge creates jobs,” Modi pointed out. With this in mind, Gujarat had created separate universities for subjects like petroleum, forensic sciences and for creating teachers. He said the last Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit in Gandhinagar saw participation by representatives of 33 universities from across the world, who interacted with university representatives of Gujarat for starting courses in new disciplines.Gujarat, Modi said, was focusing on the minutest human and social aspects in its developmental planning and revealed that it had also set up a new university for children’s development to shape their future in an age that is fast changing. He said Gujarat had triggered a public movement in 2005 for restoring its skewed sex ratio and after five years its sex ratio had improved to 924 from 820.advertisementSpeaking on Gujarat’s climate change and energy initiatives, Modi said the state was set to emerge as the biggest hub for solar power generation following the robust measures taken by the state Government. The state has a 2,200-km long gas pipeline and there were many villages that are getting domestic gas through the pipeline.After his speech, Modi was not found wanting in repartee when questions were put to him by the audience. Modi, expectedly, found himself being asked about the battering his image has taken following the riots of 2002. Did he hold a meeting of top officials, as alleged, to orchestrate the events? Modi said that the Special Investigative Team had questioned him thoroughly on the riots and he had answered them as well as he could. “The matter is with the Supreme Court and it would be proper now that only the apex court commented on the issue,” he said.Pressed further on whether he could assure that Gujarat would not see a repeat of communal violence, Modi recalled a history of Gujarat being “communally sensitive since 1736”, where not a single month passed without curfew being imposed somewhere in the state. After 2002, he said, there have been no curfews, not a single incidence of communal violence, despite incidents like the attack on Akshardham temple and the Ahmedabad bomb blasts. “This should indicate our determination on ensuring that Gujarat believes in peace and harmony,” Modi said.The question of his image was the subject of some other questions too, though in a different light. Modi was queried whether his spin doctors had consciously tried to change the image, even in sartorial terms, in preparation for a bigger role away from the state, in fact in New Delhi as the prime minister. Modi said that though he had not spent even a minute on image correction, people drew their own inferences and it was up to them to answer the question in whatever way they wanted to.  As for prime ministership, he said, “I deal in realities, not in dreams. I am concerned with the realities of my state.”Modi added that much was being made of the western attire he sported at times. “This is not an effort at rebranding myself,” he said. “I used to wear a trouser and shirt when I worked for the party in places like Himachal Pradesh, and I wear those clothes during the cold season in Gujarat.”Asked about how the measures he had so successfully adopted for Gujarat could be replicated in other states, Modi replied that each state had its own priorities and there could be no automatic adoption of Gujarat’s method to redress the ills in other states. But he said states could share their experiences and learn from the best practices that other states adopted to reach development to people.advertisementWhen the subject of corruption was broached, Modi retorted that corruption was in poor health in Gujarat and faced death. But he also added that if Gujarat, using the same institutional systems as in the rest of the country, had bucked corruption’s forward charge, the rest of the country could too.When asked about the need for electoral reforms in the light of the present electoral system breeding corruption, Modi said he didn’t believe clean governance couldn’t be delivered in the present system but there was as dire need for poll reforms. He said the biggest reform that had to be carried out was the holding of state and parliamentary elections simultaneously and at a stipulated time every time.Reminded of how the income tax department had raised questions about his meeting with western investors and how this could be construed as an example of a skewed federal system in India, Modi conceded that though the system has worked for over 60 years, there are encroachments on state turf by the Centre. “Things have changed from the time one political party controlled governance from Panchayat to Parliament and the thought on federalism in India has to factor in the changed circumstances where different powers reigned in states and the Centre,” he said.last_img read more

Champions League winner Park to carry Pyeongchang Olympic Games flame

first_img× SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Greece sport Published on SHARE South Korea World October 19, 2017 Champions League winner Park Ji–sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.Park, 36, who won a string of titles with Manchester United and Eindhoven before retiring, will be the second torchbearer in Olympia, site of the ancient Greek Olympics, after Greece’s Nordic skier Apostolos Aggelis at the start of the Greek relay.The ceremony, where a torch is lit by the sun’s rays using a parabolic mirror, will start the countdown to the February 9–25 Games and South Korean organisers will receive the flame in a handover ceremony in Athens on October 31.The flame will then travel to South Korea for the Games torch relay run across the country.The Pyeongchang Olympics will be Asia’s first Winter Olympics staged outside Japan and the first of three consecutive Summer and Winter Games on the continent.Tokyo will host the Summer Games of 2020 and Beijing will stage the 2022 Winter Olympics.South Korean preparations have been hampered by delays and an escalating crisis with North Korea.Tensions have soared following a series of weapons tests by North Korea and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 0 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Pankaj Advani in final of IBSF World Snooker Championship

first_imgIndia’s Pankaj Advani was one step away from winning yet another gold medal, as he grabbed a berth in the final of the IBSF World Snooker Championship here.Should the Indian get past his Iranian opponent Amir Sarkhosh in the final later on Monday, it would be his 18th world championship title.Advani had to produce top quality snooker to quell the young cueist Florian Nuble of Austria 7-4 in a tightly contested semifinal.The Austrian displayed great potting to win four out of the total 11 frames played.Advani, however, scored heavily with breaks of 50, 57, 58, 67 and 80 to seize the opportunity to enter his second world championship final this year.last_img read more

Bayern Braced for Klopp Reunion at Liverpool and a UCL Week Preview

first_imgSCHALKE VS. MANCHESTER CITYMan City was given a kind draw against a Schalke side clearly struggling in its second season under coach Domenico Tedesco.Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home against Freiburg was indicative of the Gelsenkirchen-based team’s season to date – an unattractive game of few chances with midfielder Suat Serdar sent off before the break for a studs-up challenge.Schalke has won only six of its 22 league games so far and languishes in 14th place in the 18-team standings. It could yet be drawn into a relegation fight before the season is out.The contrast could hardly be greater.City, in its Premier League title defense, is ahead of Liverpool at the top on goal difference.Coach Pep Guardiola had the luxury of resting some leading players on Saturday for the FA Cup win over fourth-tier side Newport. Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva were not summoned from the bench and Sergio Aguero had the afternoon off entirely.The team was back in training on Sunday ahead of the trip to Germany.A European trophy has eluded City since the Abu Dhabi takeover 11 years ago, with the semifinals the furthest the team has progressed in the Champions League. BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be.Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool.Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday, mindful that it didn’t always come out on top against Klopp during his time at Dortmund.While Bayern defeated Klopp’s Dortmund side in the 2013 Champions League final, Klopp had the upper hand in the 2012 German Cup final, which Dortmund won 5-2. Klopp also led Dortmund to successive league titles at Bayern’s expense in 2011 and 2012.“Personally I like Juergen Klopp a lot,” said Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who revealed that he almost signed Klopp to take over before the club decided on Jurgen Klinsmann in 2008.Also Tuesday, Lyon hosts Barcelona.On Wednesday, Atletico Madrid welcomes Juventus, and Schalke hosts Manchester City.Liverpool has not lost a European match at Anfield since the 3-0 group stage defeat to Real Madrid in 2014 and Bayern has questions over its defense ahead of its trip.The Bavarian powerhouse conceded twice to relegation-threatened Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday, when Leon Goretzka scored an own-goal after just 13 seconds – the quickest own-goal in 56 years of the league. Bayern won 3-2.Bayern’s scorer Serge Gnabry and his teammates celebrate their side’s first goal during a German Soccer Cup round of sixteen match between Hertha BSC Berlin and FC Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola gives instruction to Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)By Ciaran Fahey, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Sharescenter_img “We’ll have to deliver a whole other performance on the day, especially in defense,” Bayern coach Niko Kovac said, warning of the danger posed by “the three up front,” referring to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.Liverpool also had the luxury of a week without a game before Bayern’s visit, due to its early FA Cup exit. The team spent four days at a training camp in Marbella, Spain.“Our little preparation for the rest of the season,” Liverpool defender Andy Robertson said.Bayern winger Kingsley Coman is an option for Kovac after fears of an injury sustained in Augsburg proved unfounded. Coman scored twice, set up David Alaba’s winner and struck the crossbar in Augsburg, while he also underlined his growing importance to the side with the winning goal against Hertha Berlin in the German Cup.Liverpool will have to cope without central defender Virgil van Dijk as he serves a UEFA suspension for the first leg. Klopp faces the prospect of having to deploy midfielder Fabinho alongside Joel Matip with Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren both injured.While Liverpool is accustomed to deep runs in Europe – winning the Champions League in 2005 and reaching the final in 2007 and last season – the club has not won the English league since 1990.Although a chance to pull away from Manchester City at the top of the Premier League was squandered with two recent draws, Liverpool is still only behind City on goal difference and has a game in hand.Here’s a look at the other Champions League games this week:LYON VS. BARCELONABarcelona is back in good spirits after ending a three-game winless streak and extending its comfortable lead in the Spanish league at the weekend.But it heads into the game against Lyon showing signs it still hasn’t recovered its best form despite having a whole week to prepare before a hard-fought 1-0 home win against Valladolid in the league on Saturday.Lionel Messi and most of his teammates struggled, and the team looked off both in attack and in defense.Arthur’s absence in midfield has become a problem for coach Ernesto Valverde, as the young Brazilian was the main player controlling the team’s pace. Arthur needs a few more weeks to recover from a hamstring injury.The game could go a long way to deciding Lyon coach Bruno Genesio’s chances of keeping his job.Although Genesio guided Lyon to the last 16 without losing a group game, long-serving club president Jean-Michel Aulas has yet to say whether Genesio will stay on next season.Genesio will have to find a way to beat Barca without Nabil Fekir, the main provider and scorer in Lyon’s attack, who is suspended.With Fekir absent, Netherlands forward Memphis Depay has the chance to put in the kind of performance to help him fulfill his wish of joining a bigger club next season.ATLETICO MADRID VS. JUVENTUSCristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid with his Juventus side hitting its stride at just the right time and Atletico should be worried – the former Real Madrid forward has scored 22 goals in 31 matches against Atletico.The Bianconeri are on a seemingly unstoppable march to a record-extending eighth successive league title in Italy and could be forgiven for relaxing slightly.While the 3-0 defeat at Atalanta in the Italian Cup ended its chances of a treble, followed by a 3-3 draw against Parma, it appears to have been just a blip with Juve then beating Sassuolo and Frosinone, 3-0 each time.“Yes, we are in a good condition,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Apart from the setback against Parma we are doing well, and we are at a particularly important moment.”Ronaldo scored again against Frosinone on Friday to take his tally to 19 in Serie A. He also showed as good an understanding with Paulo Dybala as he has had with Mario Mandzukic, who joined Juventus from Atletico in 2015.Allegri was able to rest several players for Friday’s match while also giving a run to key defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, back from injury.Atletico has not looked convincing in the Spanish league, scraping a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano on Saturday after two defeats.Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Frosinone at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core launched in India: Specs, features, price and everything else

first_imgSamsung on Friday quietly announced the Galaxy J2 Core in India. The phone is noteworthy as it is the first Android Oreo (Go edition) device from the South Korean giant. This means the entry-level handset runs a stripped-down version of Android Oreo that’s designed to work smoothly and efficiently on phones that are low on storage and memory. The Galaxy J8 Core comes preloaded with optimised Google apps out-of-the-box.The Galaxy J2 Core joins a growing number of Android Go phones in India this year. Recently, HMD has already launched two Android Go phones, the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1, and we have also seen such entry-level phones come from Micromax and Lava as well. Android Go is designed by Google to attract consumers that are going online for the first time in emerging markets like India. Here’s what you need to know about the Galaxy J2 Core.Samsung Galaxy J2 Core specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy J2 Core sports a 5-inch qHD (960×540) TFT displayProcessor: It is powered by a quad-core Exynos 7570 processorRAM: It comes with 1GB of RAMStorage: The device is offered with 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD cardRear camera: The phone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 apertureFront camera: Up front, the Galaxy J2 Core gets a 5-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.2 apertureBattery: It houses a 2,600mAh batterySamsung Galaxy J2 Core features– The biggest USP of the Galaxy J2 Core is that it is an Android Go handset that runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. It comes preloaded with custom Google apps like Google Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go and Maps Go. These apps a designed to take up less storage and memory while offering a smooth experience. Notably, the Galaxy J8 does not come with stock Android as it is layered with Samsung UI on top.advertisement– The Galaxy J2 Core is being targeted at first time smartphone users or those looking to transition from a feature phone to a smartphone. Samsung’s Junho Park said that the J2 Core “offers a complete smartphone experience, incorporating some of the key features available on high-end devices with improved battery, storage, and performance that is particularly appealing to first time owners.”– The device not only promises faster performance speed compared to previous models, but its Optimised Data Control feature will also ensure that you won’t have to worry about exceeding data limit.– The 2,700mAH battery pack inside the phone will make sure the phone lasts a full day before it gives up on you. With an optimised ANdroid Go software, the battery life should be impressive.Samsung Galaxy J2 Core India price and availabilitySamsung is yet to announce the price of the Galaxy J2 Core, but the company announced that it will go on sale on August 24. Malaysia and India are the first markets to get the device following which Samsung plans to expand to additional markets in the future.Android Go phones typically come with entry-level pricing considering their bare minimum specs. The Galaxy J2 Core should be priced somewhere close to the Nokia 1 i.e Rs 4,999. Android Go phones have typically been offered as a bundled plan with telecom carriers and it is possible Samsung may tie-up with a carrier as well.last_img read more

Xavi: Barcelona have fallen asleep

first_imgBarcelona Madrid have winning gene and Barcelona have fallen asleep – Xavi Dejan Kalinic 10:26 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Luis Suarez Barcelona 2017-18 Getty Images Barcelona Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Primera División Zinedine Zidane’s side have winning in their blood and the Catalans have fallen asleep in Europe’s top competition, according to the former Barca star Barcelona great Xavi slammed the La Liga giants for falling asleep amid Real Madrid ‘s European dominance.Madrid claimed a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final in Kiev .Barcelona, meanwhile, secured the La Liga crown for the third time in four seasons during 2017-18. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But Xavi – who won four Champions League trophies with Barca – accused the Spanish champions of becoming “dormant”, despite signing the likes of Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele in recent seasons.”Madrid have a winning gene and Barca have fallen asleep,” he told El Penalti .”They have been dormant for years with signings and that takes its toll.”Xavi also pointed to Madrid’s luck in the Champions League , the latest of which was Mohamed Salah’s injury and Loris Karius’ errors in the final.”Real Madrid had everything in sight. Injured players like [Paris Saint-Germain star] Neymar, [Bayern Munich’s Arjen] Robben, [Jerome] Boateng, the referees,” he said.”The most important Liverpool player was injured, Bayern goalkeepers [Manuel Neuer injured and Sven Ulreich’s semi-final error] and Liverpool.”It seems like a witch, but the issue is that Barcelona have fallen asleep and it seems Barca are winning titles, but the others are winning the Champions League.”last_img read more

Burnley confirm Crouch arrival

first_imgBurnley have confirmed that Peter Crouch will join the club from Stoke City until the end of the 2018-19 season.The Clarets were minutes away from a famous victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday, before Victor Lindelof’s last-gasp strike rescued a 2-2 draw for Manchester United.But Dyche’s men remain embroiled in a relegation fight, currently sitting 17th in the Premier League standings. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Burnley may still enjoy a four-point cushion over Cardiff City, but they have moved to reinforce their forward line amid confirmation that Sam Vokes will be leaving the club for Stoke.And in an almost simultaneous deal, they have announced the arrival of the veteran striker who is notorious for his beanpole frame and robot celebration.”The Clarets have added more England pedigree to their ranks with the capture of striker Peter Crouch,” Burnley confirmed in a statement published on the club’s official website.”Crouch – who scored 22 times in 42 international appearances and becomes the seventh member of the Clarets’ squad to have been capped by England – joins Burnley from Stoke City on a deal until the end of the season. Announcing… 🤖@petercrouch— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) 31 de enero de 2019″The 38-year-old, who will wear squad number 15 at Turf Moor, brings a wealth of Premier League experience following spells in the top flight with Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke.”Dyche had confirmed earlier on deadline day that the that veteran striker would be arriving at Turf Moor, with Vokes moving the other way.”We take great pride in Sam and what he has done for this club,” the manager explained as he confirmed the transfer to Stoke.”As has happened before, players move on. He hasn’t played as much as he’d like and I understand that.”Crouch, 38, has scored just once in the Championship this term, but Dyche believes the forward can still succeed at the highest level.”As for Peter, he has a hunger to come here and make a mark,” he added.”We know he’s a good character and he still has a desire. The main thing for me is having motivated people.”The former England international has racked up more than 700 appearances in his career, scoring more than 200 goals.He has represented Stoke since 2011 and also played for Tottenham, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Southampton and Aston Villa in the English top flight.last_img read more

The Manual Wind: Longines Heritage 1918

first_imgBaselworld 2016 is here, and yes, there are even more watches now.  New color combinations, designs, metals, and complications from the low to high end.  The show stealers, Rolex and Patek Phillipe, did so once again with new editions of their classics.  The new Rolex Daytona and Patek Phillipe Worldtime have already spurred wait lists at their respective authorized dealers.  Although it gets harder and harder to shock and captivate me, Longines was the brand that did it this year.  They stopped me in my tracks with this instant classic, the Longines Heritage 1918.This Longines time machine measures a respectable 41mm in diameter.  Thanks to the well designed lugs and big crown, this stainless steel case with great ornamental detail looks straight from the early 1900s.  Under a sapphire crystal lies a white lacquered dial with just as much flare.  Honey arabic numerals resemble a deep patina of vintage timepiece.  Not often contrasted with white, this combination is dramatic.  Blue steel hands and a soft cursive “Longines” finish off this extremely clean throwback.  Below the dial is a Longines calibre automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve.  Matched well with a honey brown crocodile strap, you can see why this piece, of all of Baselworld, caught my attention.Vintage timepiece are as popular as ever.  While some brands ignore the trending vintage history of their brand, its nice to see that others recognize and embrace it.  Longines has taken a piece that in its original condition from the 1900s would be unattainable, and created a modern timepiece capable of being worn with the same pride as the original.  It is a service to the watch consumer when a brand comes out with a timepiece such as this.  Price to be announced. 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Triplast_img read more

This New Gin Claims It Won’t Give You a Hangover

first_imgV.E.S./FacebookHangovers suck. There is literally no way around that. Sure, when you’re twenty-one you might be able to bounce back and go get some Bojangles like nothing happened, but for those of us that are creeping towards, or already beyond, our thirties, we know hangovers are worse than watching your favorite team lose in Game 7 in overtime on slow motion repeat while someone is beating you senseless with a hammer.This is why, when V.E.S. Spirits unveiled their new gin that purports to not give you a hangover, we were intrigued to say the least.Gin and no hangover? It sounds too good to be true. According to founder Darryl Tombleson, it’s not. It exists and it’s called V.E.S.Originally named The Vitamin Alcohol Company, Tombleson’s goal was to provide a top-quality beverage that was also, in some ways, good for you. It wouldn’t make your bones stronger or anything, but it would help you after a night on the town.V.E.S. gin is an organic gin that is crafted in the Hunter Valley in Australia using a thousand-year-old recipe (according to Tombleson). It is created using a sugar cane base that is grown in nutrient-dense soil, which is enriched with B and C vitamins. These vitamins, according to Tombleson, are key when it comes to combating dehydration while drinking. This, combined with a unique filtration process for their water (and the fact that the spirit is distilled six times), he says, create a beverage that will not give you a hangover.The gin is flavored with a few unique ingredients, namely: organic finger limes, pepper berry, coriander, and cranberry, giving it a smooth yet surprisingly flavorful taste. Crisp and clean, V.E.S. Gin is best served ice cold and sipped.The question is, will it actually not give you a hangover? Within reason, this seems to be the case. According to Tombleson, they surveyed 1,000 drinkers the day after drinking the stuff, and the results were positive. Obviously, for most, two or three shots won’t do it, but Tombleson said some were taking seven or eight and still not feeling ill-effects. That being said, drinking a bottle of the stuff, no matter how pure, will surely still give you a hangover. Or a trip to the hospital.If you think V.E.S. gin is for you, it is available for $99 in New York, California, and London, though Tombleson says he hopes to expand into more states in 2018.If you do end up getting a hangover (from this or anything else), though, check out the most luxurious cures here. (You can also just make a Corpse Reviver.)Feature image courtesy of V.E.S./Facebook. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America last_img read more

Rotterdam Sees Rise in Containers from China

first_imgzoom Almost one quarter of the freight unloaded from containers in the port of Rotterdam, the European largest port, originates from China, according to figures published by Statistics Netherlands. The number of containers arriving from the world’s second-largest economy rose by 9% last year. This increase is continuing this year, according to Statistics Netherlands, despite the decline in the Chinese economy.Namely, the number of Chinese containers handled in Rotterdam in the first quarter of 2015 rose by almost 20% in the first quarter, while the total number of containers discharged in Rotterdam rose by 10%.In the port of Rotterdam a total of 54 million tonnes of freight was discharged from containers in 2014. After China (12.2 million tonnes) come Singapore (3.2), the United States (3), the United Kingdom (2.8), Russia (2.2), Brazil (2.2), Ireland (2.0), Malaysia (1.7), Sweden (1.6) and Hong Kong, data provided by  Statistics Netherlands shows. The total volume of container freight is placed on the quays at Rotterdam in almost four million containers.The port of Rotterdam’s total throughput in the first half of 2015 increased by 6.8% compared to the first half of 2014.This growth was almost entirely accounted for by the throughput of oil products (+29.7%), crude oil (+8.3%), containers (+3.7% in TEU) and roll-on/roll-off-transport (+9.6%).The net result grew by EUR 3.1 million (USD 3.5 million) to EUR 122.5 million and the turnover in the first half of 2015 increased by EUR 14.7 million compared to the first half of 2014.,The total volume of container freight is placed on the quays at Rotterdam in almost four million containers.The port of Rotterdam’s total throughput in the first half of 2015 increased by 6.8% compared to the first half of 2014.This growth was almost entirely accounted for by the throughput of oil products (+29.7%), crude oil (+8.3%), containers (+3.7% in TEU) and roll-on/roll-off-transport (+9.6%).The net result grew by EUR 3.1 million (USD 3.5 million) to EUR 122.5 million and the turnover in the first half of 2015 increased by EUR 14.7 million compared to the first half of 2014.last_img read more

Newbuild Suezmax Tanker Joins DryShips Fleet

first_imgzoom Athens-based shipowner DryShips has taken delivery of the 159,855 deadweight tons newbuilding Suezmax tanker. The vessel was acquired from and chartered out to entities affiliated with the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George Economou, the company informed.The vessel is the company’s sixth newly acquired ship. It was chartered back to the seller and on May 24, 2017, commenced its five year time charter plus optional periods in charterer’s option, at a base rate plus profit share.The total expected gross backlog under the time charter, assuming an average spot market for Suezmaxes for the next 5 years of USD 25,000 per day is estimated to be approximately USD 43.1 million, DryShips said.Commenting on the delivery and its chartering, the company’s President and Chief Financial Officer, Anthony Kandylidis, said that the charter is expected to provide stable and visible long term cash flow, while maintaining upside to the spot market.DryShips owns a fleet of 32 dry bulkers, with 3 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels and 3 Kamsarmax drybulk vessels slated for delivery in the second quarter of 2017. The company also has 1 Very Large Crude Carrier, which is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017, along with 2 Aframax tankers, 1 Suezmax tanker, 4 VLGCs which are expected to be delivered in June, September, October and December of 2017; and 6 offshore support vessels.last_img read more

Caution Urged for Canada Day Fireworks

first_img Purchase fireworks from a reliable source Carefully read and follow package instructions Always keep a water supply nearby, either hose or bucket Discharge fireworks well away from buildings, trees, dry grass, or other combustibles Keep observers at a safe distance Light only one firework at a time, and never light or hold one in your hand when lit Never re-light dud fireworks. Wait 30 minutes and soak in water before disposal in a metal garbage can. The adult discharging fireworks should always wear eye protection, and keep body parts out of the path of the firework. Treat burns with cool water for three to five minutes, and seek medical attention if necessary. For further safety information, see the Natural Resources Canada – explosive regulatory division website . People using fireworks at their Canada Day celebrations can safely enjoy the spectacle by taking a few precautions. The Nova Scotia fire marshal is joining with all fire departments in the province in offering a number of tips to prevent serious injury of even death as a result of improper use of fireworks. “Fireworks are not toys, and should not be handled by anyone under the age of 19,” said Robert Cormier, fire marshall. “Even the hand-held sparklers burn at extremely hot temperatures, and should not be handled by young children.” The following are guidelines for the safe enjoyment of fireworks this Canada Day weekend.last_img read more

Ministers Crime Prevention Award Nominations Open

first_img Individual Youth Community Group or Organization Policing Media Business Community Is someone making your community safer? Reward them with a nomination for a Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention. Nominees can include business leaders, media, police officers, youth, community groups and leaders. “We want families to feel and be safe in our communities, and those who are helping to achieve this goal deserve our thanks and recognitions,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. The Department of Justice is accepting nominations in six categories: For more information and nomination forms, visit The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15.last_img read more

Retired Army officer thrashed to death in Amethi

first_imgAmethi: A 64-year-old retired Army captain was beaten to death by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday night in Godiyan ka Purva village under Kamrauli Police Station limits, they said. The retired Army personnel, Amanullah, and his wife were in their house when a group of people attacked them with sticks, his son told the police, ASP Dayaram said. The attackers thrashed Amanullah across the head due to which he died on the spot, his son said in his statement. He said no family member other than his parents were in the house when the incident took place. The body has been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is underway, Dyaram said.last_img read more

Govt hopeful of achieving record foodgrain target for 201920

first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Monday said it is hopeful of achieving the record foodgrain production target of 291.1 million tonnes for the 2019-20 crop year even as floods in some parts are expected to hit kharif crops.”There will be some impact of floods on the production. However the loss will be recovered,” Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. Teams have been sent to flood-hit states to assess the production loss. They are in the process, he told reporters on the sidelines of an ICAR event. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Agriculture Ministry has set the production target for foodgrains at a record 291.1 million tonnes for 2019-20 crop year (July-June), comprising 147.9 million tonnes in kharif (summer) season and 143.2 million tonnes during rabi (winter) season. Exuding confidence of achieving this year’s production target, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal said: “Sowing area under kharif crops has improved. The deficit in coverage has narrowed down from 30 per cent earlier to three per cent now. More area will be covered as sowing is still underway in some states.” The lag in rice acreage will be covered as sowing is still continuing in Odisha and West Bengal. The area under pulses is marginally down but yields will be better, he added. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Overall, things will be perfect. We expect to meet the production target set for this year,” Agarwal noted. Echoing views, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said heavy rains does affect crops but it will benefit sowing in the next rabi season. “There will be some impact on kharif crops but that will be covered. Heavy rains in this season will boost rabi sowing.” Sowing of kharif crops, which begins with the onset of southwest monsoon (June-September), is underway. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted a normal’ monsoon. There was a delay in the onset southwest monsoon but later it picked up. However, states like Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, and Maharasthra are hit by floods due to heavy rains.last_img read more

Freed Saudi princes Kingdom Holding firm climbs 10 per cent

first_imgRIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Stocks in Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment firm surged 10 per cent on Sunday, the day after the billionaire investor was released from nearly three months in detention in connection with an anti-corruption campaign.The prince, 62, is one of the world’s wealthiest people, with investments in several major firms, including Citigroup, Lyft, Twitter and international hotel chains. He is chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, which closed 9.97 per cent higher on the opening day of this week’s trading on the Saudi Tadawul stock exchange.The prince’s associates told The Associated Press he was freed Saturday after more than 80 days in detention at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. Dozens of high-profile detainees were held there in connection with the anti-corruption sweep that began in early November. Prince Alwaleed was among at least 11 princes detained in the probe, in addition to dozens of businessmen, officials and military officers.Most detainees have since been released after agreeing to hand over substantial financial assets to the government. It was not immediately known if the prince had to relinquish financial assets in exchange for his release, as other princes, ministers and businessmen have reportedly had to do.The government has declined to officially name those arrested in the sweep or disclose the specific allegations against them. Saudi officials could not be reached for comment on Prince Alwaleed’s release.While he was never seen as politically influential, the prince’s penchant for fame and his holdings in Western firms made him one of the most talked about Saudi royals abroad.He told Reuters hours before his release from his luxurious suite at the Ritz-Carlton that no charges were brought against him, saying his detention had nothing to do with politics, economics or corruption. He said he would remain chairman of Kingdom Holding and retain all his stakes in the investment firm.The purported anti-corruption sweep is spearheaded by Prince Alwaleed’s much younger cousin, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Critics say the crown prince has used the purge against high-level individuals to wrangle control of key Saudi companies, sideline potential rivals and silence critics alarmed by his rapid rise to power as he prepares to inherit the throne from his father, King Salman.Saudi authorities say the campaign is aimed at improving the kingdom’s business environment and that sums recovered will be used to fund a cash assistance program for middle and lower-income citizens estimated to cost $8.5 billion this year.last_img read more