After three weeks only three NFL teams remain und

first_img After three weeks, only three NFL teams remain undefeated: the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Arizona Cardinals.Steve Keim is particularly excited about that third team.The Cardinals general manager told Doug and Wolf Monday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, “If you’d told me the third game of the year against San Francisco we would be playing with Drew Stanton and missing a significant amount of players on our team, and all 23 points in our win were scored by rookies, I would’ve probably called that one out. “But it’s nice to have a win and it’s certainly good to see some of the young guys step up and play well.”Keim was impressed by the team’s offensive line in Sunday’s comeback win against the San Francisco 49ers.“We were able to do a nice job in protection,” Keim said. “The only times that they created pressure was when they brought heat, and Drew (Stanton) did a nice job finding the open receiver.”He singled out the play of offensive tackles Jared Veldheer – whom he called “exceptional” in Sunday’s game – and Bobby Massie. “Excellent,” Keim said when asked about Massie’s performance. “He did a great job versus #55, Ahmed Brooks, and I’m really, really impressed with the way Bobby’s continued to play.“Not only with his pass protection, but creating some movement in the run game, his combination blocks to the second level, playing with great balance and strength on his feet.“So Bobby’s done a really job for us, which we really needed him to step up and it looks like he’s taken some ownership in that position.” Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals GM Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   National Team running back T.J. Logan, front, of North Carolina, avoids a tackle by American Team defensive linebacker Lucas Wacha (57), of Wyoming, during the second half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl football game in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. The National Team won 27-7. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) TEMPE, Ariz. — There are certain traits coaches look for.When it comes to Bruce Arians, speed is at the top of the list.Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Arizona spent its second fifth-round pick, No. 179 overall, on North Carolina running back T.J. Logan.Logan, after all, posted the fastest 40-yard dash time at the Combine for a running back at 4.37 seconds, and the sixth-fastest time of all players.“T.J. Logan was a guy that we had focused, and Coach and I had talked about, since the Combine,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said. “Not only did his foot speed and his explosiveness excite us, but the things that he can do in our offense — where we ask our backs out of the backfield to catch the football — when you watch tape of T.J., he really jumps out at you with the flare routes and some of the different things he does in space.”center_img An experienced kick returner, Logan said he has practiced returning punts but never did it in a game because the team already had someone at that spot.“Kick return was just my thing, it was just something I just had a knack for, so I guess they just kept me there,” he said.Last season, the Cardinals ranked 16th in the NFL, averaging 21.8 yards on 25 kickoff returns. They were even worse when it came to punts, finishing 30th in the league.Suffice to say, Logan should have a chance to contribute right away.“Any way I can help, rather if that’s kick returning, catching punts, being on kickoff team — it doesn’t matter,” Logan said. “I just want to contribute.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling A 5-foot-9, 196-pound back, the initial comparison for Logan in Arizona is Andre Ellington.“His explosiveness — been looking for back who can do some of the things that David (Johnson) does,” Arians said. “He’s more of an Andre Ellington than David, (but) moving Andre out to wideout will give him a chance to be, obviously, the kick returner, and that back who is explosive.”So, maybe, an even faster LaRod Stephens-Howling.“I pride myself on being able to run by guys,” Logan said. “I feel like if he’s not as fast as me, I’ll try and leave him in the dust. That’s the big thing.”Last year, as a senior, Logan he ran for 675 yards and seven touchdowns on 120 carries while adding 244 yards and three scores on 29 catches. He also averaged 33 yards on 21 kick returns, two of which he took back for touchdowns.In four seasons with the Tar Heels, he amassed 2,165 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground, 663 yards and four touchdowns through the air and five total return scores.With the Cardinals, he is likely to see most of his action on special teams, though he sees himself as more than just a specialist.“I feel like if I’m out there on the field I can make guys miss, I can make big runs, I can finish runs,” he said. “I’m looking for the home run; I’m not just going to be satisfied with running out of bounds or nothing like that.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgJean-René FourtouVivendi president Jean-René Fourtou has given a commitment to Bouygues proprietor Martin Bouygues to study his new offer for telecom group SFR before agreeing to a deal with rival bidder Altice/Numericable, according to French reports.According to Le Figaro, Fourtou told Bouygues earlier this week that Vivendi’s management will examine the new offer with “all necessary rigour” while conforming to its existing commitment to negotiate exclusively with Altice for a period of three weeks.Vivendi’s management are trying to judge what is seen as a difficult balance between maintaining their commitment to Altice, respecting the interests of minority shareholders and employees, and avoiding legal action threatened by Bouygues if its offer is not given proper consideration.It is believed that Vivendi is unlikely to sign a deal before April 4, when its exclusivity commitment with Altice expires.last_img read more

Netflix and Amazon go headtohead in IndiaStreami

first_imgNetflix and Amazon go head-to-head in IndiaStreaming service Netflix has bagged exclusive SVOD rights to movies from India’s Red Chillies Entertainment for the next three years, as Amazon Prime Video revealed a raft of original series from the territory.RCE is the prodco of Indian movie star Shah Rukh Khan, who’s popularity among audiences has seen him dubbed ‘King Khan’.The first title from the pact will be Dear Zindagi, which was released theatrically on November 25, with others such as Happy New Year, Dilwale and Om Shanti Om.They will be made available exclusively in India and other Netflix territories, a significant attraction for potential Indian subscribers.“Shah Rukh Khan is the most sought-after actor in the Indian film industry, and has played a huge role in bringing Indian cinema to the world stage,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “His moniker ‘King Khan’ speaks to his status as a cultural icon and to the incredible popularity of his films among audiences worldwide”.Rukh Khan said the Netflix partnership means “no more waiting for our fans wherever they are”.“Red Chillies is surging ahead in global entertainment and for the first time, our great stories are going global on Netflix all at once and crossing all geographical barriers, waiting to be discovered over the world,” he added.The news is a boon for Netflix, following the announcement of Amazon Prime Video’s international roll out yesterday.Amazon is launching a raft of Indian original series to tie in with its Indian debut. These include Equinox Features’ Bodhidharma: Master of Shaolin, Abundantia Entertainment’s Breathe, AIB- and OML-coproduced The Ministry, Excel Media & Entertainment’s Powerplay, Phantom Films’ Stardust, D2R Films’ The Family Man, Big Synergy’s Vishpuri, and Made in Heaven, from Excel and Tiger Baby.Amazon is also developing series with Sujoy Ghosh and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim from Kross Pictures India; Ali Abbas Zafar, Himanshu Kishan Mehra, and Sanjeev Gupta from Offside Entertainment; Rajat Arora from Funk Ur Blues; and Karnesh Sharma and Anushka Sharma from Clean Slate Productions.There are also projects in the works with Raapchik Films, Pritish Nandy Productions, Fission Features, FremantleMedia India, and Still & Still Moving Pictures.“India has one of the richest and most vibrant entertainment industries in the world – Amazon is energised by the talent and the passion of India’s film industry and is excited to be making multiple Indian original shows already, with more to come,” said Roy Price, VP and head of Amazon Studios.“It’s no secret that Amazon is making a big investment in India and is happy to take original content, created by Indian talent, to audiences worldwide. We are also making a commitment to our Indian customers to deliver high-quality, binge-worthy shows that they’ll love to watch.”last_img read more

BusinessDerryDerry and Strabane CouncilFoyle Marit

first_img BusinessDerryDerry and Strabane CouncilFoyle Maritime Festival 2018 gets thumbs upJuly 14-22tourism “Visit Derry looks forward to extending a warm welcome to all those attending this year’s festival which is sure to be an experience which will leave a lasting impression on all our visitors.”Speaking from a business perspective, Jennifer McKeever, President of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce says the business community is really looking forward to the Foyle Maritime Festival and giving a big warm welcome to all the competitors in the Clipper Race.“The Foyle Maritime Festival is a great showcase of everything that is good about this city. “It profiles our city and region to a global audience, encourages our businesses to step up to cater for record numbers of visitors and day trippers and encourages pride amongst our communities who come out and support the festival and enjoy the celebrations. “The city is delighted to extend its hand of friendship to family, friends and guests from all over the world that will be joining us for in the city for the festival.“We all hold fabulous memories of the previous three Maritime festivals and I know this one is going to bigger and even more spectacular than ever. “This is a showcase event for our city and region and I know once again that the people of the region will be the shining stars,” she added. Jim Roddy, manager with the City Centre Initiative says there is palpable excitement in the City ahead of the arrival of the Clipper yachts and the Foyle Maritime Festival.“During this festival we will be enjoying the spectacle of the Clipper boats being berthed in the city alongside tall ships, naval vessels and resident and visiting yachts and boats. “Thousands are expected to come into our city centre during the festival and enjoy a host of events on the River Foyle and along the riverfront. “It’s a fabulous opportunity for both our daytime and night time economies as our visitors relax and enjoy the unique Derry welcome.”Fergal Rafferty, manager with the Foyleside Shopping Centre is also delighted to welcome back maritime visitors to the City in 2018. “This event has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to our city centre and on each occasion they have been overwhelmed by the special hospitality that has been extended throughout the festival. “As a key stakeholder in the city centre this type of event is invaluable to our global tourism and destination offer and has had a significant positive impact on our local economy. “I look forward in anticipation to this year’s festival which promises to surpass previous events.”Claire Gormley events manager with the Bishop’s Gate Hotel is looking forward to another successful festival. The hotel opened just weeks after the 2016 festival and their participation in the Adopt a Boat programme proved hugely successful.“The festival is great in raising awareness of our hotel brand and showcasing our offering and the wider city and region to a wide audience. “Through the Adopt A Boat Scheme we are able to work directly with crew members and share their experience with friends and family. “We have had a lot of interest this year from both crew and their friends who are seeking accommodation during their visit to the city and are looking forward to a really busy period.”Ronan Stewart from RoCo, located along the riverfront is also looking forward to a hugely successful period. The company has hugely benefited from the festival in the past with their premises being used by the Clipper Race Ventures communications team and Radio Foyle as their headquarters for the festival. This year their Limeleaf coffee shop is taking part in the Seafood trail with a bespoke Oyster Bar.He says: “It’s easily the best festival in the city’s events calendar, and Council really do – pardon the pun – push the boat out with this festival and from what I hear this year’s is going to be bigger and better and we are looking forward to welcoming customers to our premises throughout the festival. “Fingers crossed the weather stays fine and we can all enjoy it and really showcase our riverfront.”The Foyle Maritime Festival is supported by Tourism Northern Ireland, Foyle Port, Loughs Agency, DuPont Kevlar, Diageo, NW Regional College and Translink.For further information on the Foyle Maritime Festival and a full programme of events visit Or you can follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @FoylemaritimeFoyle Maritime Festival 2018 gets thumbs up was last modified: July 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Foyle Maritime Festival (Photo – Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)AS Derry prepares to welcome the return of the Clipper Round the World Race yachts for the Foyle Maritime Festival on 14-22 July, local business and tourism chiefs have stepped up to show their support for the festival and to encourage the public to come along and enjoy the celebrations.Odhran Dunne, General Manager with Visit Derry says the Foyle Maritime Festival and the return of the Clipper yachts is hugely significant in terms of tourism for the city and a huge coup in assisting them market and promote the city to an international audience. He says: “The festival is an opportunity for the city and region to showcase our greatest tourism assets – our unique history, culture and above all the friendliness of the people on an international stage. “It is a great family friendly event and builds our reputation as one of Ireland’s top festival cities. “This year’s festival will attract tens of thousands of visitors to the region, both day-trippers and overnight visitors, and is set to provide a welcome economic boost to the local economy, and with the Foyle Cup this year coinciding with the Festival it promises to be a fantastic spectacle for all those visiting the city.“The city enjoys a peak in demand for overnight accommodation during the Festival and this provides a great opportunity for the bars, restaurants, retail, attractions and tour providers to encourage increased visitor spend which supports a sustainable tourism economy. ShareTweetlast_img read more

Leading disabled figures have warned that the chan

first_imgLeading disabled figures have warned that the chancellor’s “ominous” failure to mention disability or social care in this week’s budget could be a sign that he plans to target disabled people’s support and services for fresh cuts.George Osborne promised £12 billion-a-year in further cuts from the welfare budget, and £13 billion in other cuts, without providing any detail on where they would be made.But there was also anger at the failure of the Labour leadership to mention disabled people in its response to the budget speech.GAlthough Osborne promised more money for mental health treatment, some disabled activists were also concerned at measures that hinted again that claimants with mental health conditions could face compulsory treatment if they wanted to keep their benefits.Osborne told MPs that the coalition had made £21 billion of welfare savings in the last five years, but that even more would be needed after the May general election.In addition to £13 billion of cuts to government departmental spending, and £5 billion from “tax avoidance, evasion and aggressive tax planning”, he also wants to see £12 billion more in cuts to social security by 2017-18, telling MPs: “We have done it in this parliament; we can do it in the next.”The Treasury said later that it could not provide any detail on where the welfare cuts would come from, as this would be a “political decision” for the next government.But in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Osborne repeated the pledge he made at last year’s Conservative party conference that he would freeze working-age benefits after the election.He told Today that this would not affect disability benefits, but when he made the same promise at the party conference, Disability News Service later confirmed that his plans would include a freeze – a real-terms cut – on some disability benefits.If the policy has not changed since the party conference, disability living allowance, personal independence payment, and the support element of employment and support allowance (ESA) would still be allowed to increase every year to take account of rising prices, but the work-related activity component of ESA and the main component of ESA would be frozen.The Conservative party has yet to comment on whether this policy has changed.Osborne did announce an extra £1.25 billion over the next five years for mental health services for children and new mothers.This will include funding to complete the roll-out of the Children and Young People’s Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies programme, which will, according to the budget document, ensure “talking therapists in every part of the country providing the best quality treatment for children”.But there was concern at the implications of a new package of measures to improve “employment outcomes” for people with mental health conditions.From this summer, the government will begin to locate “talking therapists” in more than 350 jobcentres, to “provide integrated employment and mental health support” to claimants with mental health conditions.And from early 2016, it will provide online cognitive behavioural therapy to 40,000 ESA and jobseeker’s allowance claimants, as well as individuals being supported by the new Fit for Work service.Rick Burgess, co-founder of New Approach, said he believed this would mean “wholly unethical” coerced treatment.The Conservative party has already commissioned a review to look at the possibility of cutting out-of-work disability benefits for people with obesity and addictions who refuse treatment, and has refused to say if the review will also consider mental health conditions.Although Labour leader Ed Miliband warned in his response to the budget that a Conservative government would force “massive cuts” to social care, he only spoke about older people, and not working-age disabled people, and there was no mention of disability elsewhere in his speech.Only two MPs mentioned disability – the SNP’s Stewart Hosie and Labour’s Sheila Gilmore – and even then only briefly, in the five-and-a-half hour debate that followed Osborne’s speech. The disabled crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell said it was difficult to know how disabled people would be affected by the last budget before May’s general election, because Osborne had not referred to any groups that would be affected by cuts such as the £12 billion from welfare.She said: “I must admit, a chill went down my spine as I read the statement in full yesterday; the virtual absence of any tangible mention of the NHS, social care and poverty prevention measures, does not bode well.“It feels like one needs to be super fit, have an entrepreneurial drive and rely on as few public services as possible to be untouched by this budget.“For those who don’t fit this profile, well, they will probably be consigned to the same invisibility as the missing areas in the budget…”Peter Beresford, co-chair of Shaping Our Lives and professor of social policy at Brunel University, said there was little if any mention of disabled people in the budget, with the focus instead on the “divvying out of large cash sums to buy votes”.He said the need for austerity was only mentioned “when it’s in line with Conservative ideological ambitions to hack away the welfare state… but not when it’s all hands to the pumps to make sure the Tories can get re-elected to continue with this terrible task”.He said that the Institute for Fiscal Studies had suggested that the Treasury would need to find “unprecedented” welfare savings over the next three years for the government to achieve its public spending plans.He added: “What this will mean for disabled people, let alone the country as a whole, doesn’t bear thinking about. This must be the most divisive government and budget in recent memory.”Philip Connolly, policy and development manager for Disability Rights UK, said: “In his budget speech the chancellor says Britain is walking tall again.“There are two ways of walking tall, firstly by getting up off the floor and secondly by climbing on the backs of others. The budget contains elements of both.“In the former, we support the new funding for mental health services; in the second, we oppose the cap on welfare spending and projected £12 billion of planned cuts in welfare spending of which the only detail the chancellor has so far made public is a freeze on working-age benefits.“Of course, the right way to walk tall is through being voluntarily lifted by all those able to contribute to the lifting.“In this approach, disabled people would be given agency to contract for effective support and wider choice over who and where to obtain it from.”Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson, a crossbench disabled peer, highlighted the lack of clarity in where the cuts would be made, such as social care.And she said she would like the “very major changes” already made to the social security system to “bed in before we go through it all again” with further welfare reforms, while she wanted to see the problems with the number of appeals and poor decision-making on benefit claims addressed “as a matter of urgency”.John McArdle, co-founder of the Scottish-based, user-led group Black Triangle, said that disabled people “were dying due to the cuts already carried out to disabled people’s support, estimated by a Scope report to be more than £28 billion [by 2018]”.He pointed to comments this week by Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, who said that social care was “on its knees”, with budget cuts meaning that “there are now 400,000 fewer people getting publicly funded social care help”.McArdle said: “It’s clear that disabled people are bearing the brunt of Osborne’s austerity. His long-term economic plan means long-term misery for sick and disabled people in Britain.”But he said that the refusal of Labour’s shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, to promise to reverse any of the budget measures was “even more disturbing”, and he suggested that “the cuts that are to come will be far larger than anything we have seen over the last five years, under either Labour or the Conservatives”.He said: “The only hope that we hold out is that there will be a strong representation of SNP MPs at Westminster to fight back against unconscionable policies that are destroying the lives of sick and disabled people throughout Britain.”Michelle Maher, from the WOWcampaign, said Osborne’s budget speech was “ominous”, because it failed to mention the words “sick”, “carer”, “disabled” or “disability”.She said: “What did feature was the £12 billion welfare cuts which for sick, disabled and carers means more cuts to services and support.“I believe Osborne purposely avoided using the word ‘disabled’ so as usual his plans could not appear inhumane.”And she accused the government of hiding behind “a rhetoric of spin and lies”, illustrated by its failure to carry out an assessment of the cumulative impact of its cuts and reforms on disabled people.Deborah King, co-founder of Disability Politics UK, said it was “profoundly disappointing” that there was no mention in the speech of the impact that £12 billion of welfare cuts might have on disabled people.She added: “There was also no mention in the speech about providing money to get step-free access installed at the 80 per cent of UK railway stations and 75 per cent of tube stations that have no proper access.”19 March 2015last_img read more

New app brings Microsoft Exchange services to Nokia Asha smartphones

first_imgAdvertisement Nokia Asha has been a popular phone in the East African regionNokia Asha users can now send and receive office e-mails, following the introduction of the Mail for Exchange app in the Nokia Store. The new app, which is compatible with the Nokia Asha 311, 310, 309 and 308, allows users to sync their email, calendar and contacts data with Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 Servers and Microsoft Office 365 Mobility Online Service.“The introduction of the new app makes your Nokia Asha 311, 310, 309 & 308 ready for business. It will enable users to take their office wherever they go, enhancing their overall mobile experience for work,” said King’ori Gitahi, Nokia’s Head of Product Marketing for East Africa.To give users a full office experience, Nokia has also introduced further apps, Editori text and sheet, which allow users to view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents on the go. This is expected to add huge flexibility for mobile phones to modify, save and share documents or spreadsheets for quick review right from your Nokia Asha phone. – Advertisement – The Editori text and sheet also comes with other great features including rich text formatting; bold, italic, colors and underline to keep track of the changes made. The app recognizes hyperlinks, can enable users to view pictures, tables and save the document to memory card immediately.“Nokia is committed to enhancing the user experience by delivering more capabilities on the Asha smartphone range,” added Gitahi.“Last month, Nokia introduced LINE messaging app in the Nokia store and we continue to build the app ecosystem for Asha, which we introduced in 2011 to connect the next billion people in emerging markets.”last_img read more

Memos on the Go

first_img Next Article Memos on the Go Add to Queue How to capture ideas and reminders when you’re in transit–using tools you may already have. Brought to you by PCWorld You’re in the car. Jogging in your neighborhood. Or snorkeling in Hawaii. Boom–you get a great idea. How do you capture it while it’s still fresh?If you’re snorkeling in Hawaii, poor thing, you’ll just have to scribble something in the sand. In those other scenarios, however, recording a brief voice memo often does the trick. There are several ways to accomplish that–often using the cell phone you may already have with you.Get Your Voice Mail TranscribedMany people call their own phones to leave themselves voice memos and reminders. But here’s a new twist: Have those memos automatically transcribed into text.For example, I use Vonage’s VOIP phone service (plans begin at $15/monthly). Vonage offers a Visual Voicemail feature that automatically transcribes each voice-mail message into text, which is inserted into the body of an e-mail. The transcriptions cost 25 cents per message. In my experience, the service usually does a good job of accurately transcribing messages. You can compare an example of a voice memo with its transcription on my blog Traveler 2.0.I’ve used Vonage to dictate memos and reminders. Using my Palm Treo, I speed-dial my office number, hit the # key to bypass my greeting, and start talking. Within a few minutes after I hang up, an e-mail arrives with the memo transcribed. The recording of my memo is attached as a .wav file, which I can delete, archive, or forward to someone else via e-mail. (A .wav file offers slightly better audio quality than MP3 voice recordings, but .wav files tend to be bigger, too.) For more on Vonage’s offering, read my review.Vonage is only one way to get voice mail transcribed into text. Jott is a free online service that lets you send messages to yourself and others over the phone. Messages are transcribed into text and sent to you via e-mail and text message. You must go to the Jott Web site to play the audio recordings, however. Read Steve Bass’s review.Other options include GotVoice Premium or Business services, SimulScribe, and Phonewire. (Worth noting: Vonage uses SimulScribe’s speech recognition technology.) Each of these services works with cell phones and landlines. You’ll pay a monthly fee, about $5 and up, and may be charged for messages or phone minutes used beyond your plan’s allotment. For example, Phonewire’s $9 monthly plan includes only 30 minutes; additional minutes are 69 cents each. You have to set up call forwarding for Phonewire to retrieve your messages, however.Aside from additional costs with some services, the memo-as-transcribed-voice-mail strategy has other downsides. Airline travelers can’t leave themselves voice mail while in flight. Lengthy voice-mail messages may not be entirely transcribed; Vonage has sometimes thrown in the towel with messages longer than half a minute or so. Also, when you’re calling from a noisy environment–such as an airport departure gate–transcription accuracy suffers a bit.Use Your Smart Phone As a Voice RecorderSome smart phones, such as the Palm Centro and most Windows Mobile devices, come with basic software for recording voice memos. Third-party software for recording voice memos offers additional features. Among them:VR+ ($25) is a voice recording utility for BlackBerry and other phones. The software lets you capture and e-mail recordings, and the developer (Shape Services) lets you upload and store messages to a Web server at no charge.CallRec 5.2 ($20) gives Palm OS users more features than the Voice Memo program included on many Palms, such as the ability to record phone conversations (always ask the other party’s approval first, of course).Resco Audio Recorder ($25) for Windows Mobile devices records voice memos and music. The software maker claims the program will also automatically record phone calls.Apple’s iPhone currently doesn’t come with voice memo capabilities. But the iPhone Voice Memo from MyVox, a Safari widget, promises to fill that void.Carry Around a Digital Voice RecorderIf you need to make lots of lengthy voice memos, it’s probably time for a digital voice recorder. If you go this route, get a recorder that works with Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software on a PC, to transcribe your recordings into text.Note: Consumer software such as NaturallySpeaking can transcribe only one person’s voice at a time. You can’t hit the Record button in a meeting and expect to get an accurate transcription of what every attendee said.Last fall I reviewed Sony’s ICD-SX57; in most cases I was satisfied with the memo-to-transcription results. The ICD-SX57 is about $124 to $144 online. Sony has announced a newer model, the ICD-SX68DR9; the main difference is that the newer model has twice the internal memory of the older. As of this writing, the ICD-SX68DR9 was available from and for $200 but not many other online retailers.Mobile Computing News, Reviews & TipsBlackBerry Pearl 8120 Sets a New Standard: RIM’s latest Pearl, the 8120, is the first BlackBerry device to offer Wi-Fi and memory expansion with a MicroSD slot. The handheld offers superb software for multimedia management and an improved camera that captures video and stills. Alas, the Pearl 8120 is available only to AT&T Wireless corporate customers ($200 with a two-year contract; $350 unlocked).What Will $1K Buy in a Laptop? Get a look at some of the latest sub-$1000 laptops in our photo gallery. Among the notebooks featured are HP’s Pavilion dv2660se, which offers so-so performance but great battery life and easy expansion.The MacBook Air’s a Hot Laptop–Literally: Apple recently issued a software patch designed to address complaints about the MacBook Air’s tendency to freeze up due to overheating (and if you understand how overheating can cause a freeze, you’ve been using computers too long). Some MacBook Air users complain the patch isn’t helping, though.Contributing Editor James A. Martin offers tools, tips, and product recommendations to help you make the most of computing on the go. Martin is also author of the Traveler 2.0 blog. Sign up to have the Mobile Computing Newsletter e-mailed to you each week.Suggestion BoxIs there a particularly cool mobile computing product or service I’ve missed? Got a spare story idea in your back pocket? Tell me about it. However, I regret that I’m unable to respond to tech-support questions, due to the volume of e-mail I receive. –shares 6 min readcenter_img Technology March 26, 2008 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now » James A. Martinlast_img read more

Former PM Chandra Shekhars son Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 19:33 IST Former Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar joined BJP on Tuesday. (Photo credit: ANI)HIGHLIGHTSNeeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, joined the BJP on TuesdayNeeraj had been contesting Lok Sabha polls from his father’s pocket borough BalliaAfter Chandra Shekhar’s death in 2007, Yadav had fielded Neeraj Shekhar from the seat on a Samajwadi Party ticketNeeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, joined the BJP Tuesday in the presence of its general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain, a day after he quit Samajwadi Party and also resigned from Rajya Sabha.Neeraj had been contesting Lok Sabha polls from his father’s pocket borough Ballia and won twice in 2007 and 2009 but lost in 2014.The SP then sent him to Rajya Sabha and he was not fielded in the recent Lok Sabha polls by the party.BJP sources said the party is likely to nominate him as its candidate for Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.Though Chandra Shekhar was not in Samajwadi Party, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had never fielded any candidate against him from Ballia.After Chandra Shekhar’s death in 2007, Yadav had fielded Neeraj Shekhar from the seat on a Samajwadi Party ticket.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: Will take decision after SC’s verdict, says Speaker Ramesh KumarALSO READ | Ahead of trust vote in Karnataka rebel MLAs asked not to leave Mumbai hotelFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Next Former PM Chandra Shekhar’s son Neeraj Shekhar joins BJPNeeraj Shekhar had been contesting Lok Sabha polls from his father’s pocket borough Ballia and won twice in 2007 and 2009 but lost in 2014.advertisementlast_img read more

Changing dimensions in motorsport

first_img“I would like to urge everyone to witness what we are doing for the love of motorsport and the art of driving.”One of the participants, Eric Kanavathi, was delighted when Alex shared some tips on how they could improve their times and get better results. “It was good fun trying out the simulator which also featured the Suzuka Circuit, one of the hardest tracks in the world. “It was very technical but once I got used to the car and the simulator, it got more exciting. “We got so much more than we paid for when Alex gave his input on how we could improve our time,” he said.Eric is of the opinion that the tournament is the start of a new revolution in motorsport. The 30-year-old added, “This competition caters to people of all ages and provides the opportunity of a lifetime to be exposed to the motorsport scene. “No doubt this sport is expensive but a championship such as this is the perfect start for our motorsport industry to move into a new direction.The eRacing Grand Prix SEA time trials will resume this weekend with the second leg to be held at the Centre Court of Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya today and tomorrow.The Grand Prix will then head to the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand where the winner of each country will be trained and offered a spot in the Formula 4 South-East Asia Championship (F4SEA), an experience worth €100,000 (RM470,000), which will be the first step towards becoming a professional race car driver.For details, visit Tags / Keywords: “I would like to thank all the sponsors and my team who are working extremely hard to make this event a success. “I also want to thank the participants for making it all the way to Sepang from as far as Penang, Terengganu and Perak, to take part in the time trials,” he said.“We have received tremendous response from some professional e-gamers during the time trials and I was impressed with the high standards of their driving skills.“For the next time trials at Atria Shopping Gallery, I am expecting a bigger pool of different types of drivers. Related News Alex (right) sharing tips on how the participants can perform better during the two-day event. Some of the participants who took part in the first leg of the eRacing Grand Prix SEA time trial at Sepang International Circuit. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Other Sport 09 Jul 2019 Other Sports: Alex: MWWF to use World C’ships as catalyst for grassroots programmes THE first-ever simulator racing championship in Malaysia, the eRacing Grand Prix SEA, raised its curtain when the first leg of the time trials was held at the Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) at Sepang International Circuit.With the objective of transforming virtual racers into real-life motorsport champions, the two-day event saw many participants competing to make it to the Top 45, to advance to the semi-final.After witnessing an outstanding inaugural season in Hong Kong last year, former Formula 1 driver and founder of Axle Motorsport, Alex Yoong, lobbied hard to bring the championship to Malaysia. Alex expressed his excitement over seeing the positive response to the first-time trials and he is expecting more potential racers to take part in the next legs of the time trials, scheduled for today and tomorrow. Community Sports 06 May 2019 Virtual racers to take centre stage Central Region , Motorsport Related News Community Sports 15 Jun 2019 Alex, Mitchell to invigorate Malaysian motorsportlast_img read more