Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Paris Masters shortly before his opening match against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday, meaning he will lose the ATP number one ranking to Novak Djokovic.Spaniard Nadal, who has not played since retiring injured in the U.S. Open semi-finals, cited an abdominal injury.”The last few days I start to feel a little bit the abdominal, especially when I was serving,” Nadal said.”I was checking with the doctor and the doctor says that is recommended to not play, because if I continue the abdominal maybe can break and can be a major thing, and I really don’t want that.”.@RafaelNadal explique son forfait pour le tournoi.Rafael Nadal explains his withdrawal from the tournament. #RolexParisMasters pic.twitter.com/Z6kEvR2ZP5ROLEX PARIS MASTERS (@RolexPMasters) October 31, 2018At last year’s tournament, Nadal reached the quarterfinals but then pulled out against Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic. Nadal has dealt with off-and-on knee problems for years and, given his injury record, the 32-year-old Spaniard prefers to be cautious.At the U.S. Open in early September, he dropped the opening two sets against Juan Martin del Potro before retiring. He then skipped the Asia swing to recover, missing tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai.”It has been a tough year for me in terms of injuries so I want to avoid drastic things,” Nadal said. “Maybe I can play today, but the doctor says if I want to play the tournament, I want to try to win the tournament, the abdominal with break for sure.”advertisementNadal did not say whether he will play at the season-ending ATP Finals in London, beginning November 11.”I don’t know. You know, I am very sorry but I cannot answer. I just go day by day, as I did all my tennis career,” the 17-time Grand Slam champion said. “I would love to be in London of course. But the most important thing for me is to be healthy, be healthy and have the chance to compete weeks in a row. Something that I was not able to do this year, playing only nine events and retiring in two. So that’s the real point.”The 32-year-old needed to beat Verdasco to hold Djokovic at bay but the Serb will now return to the number one spot regardless of how far he goes in Paris.Djokovic, who returned to form by winning Wimbledon and the U.S Open titles this year, reached the last-16 in Paris by defeating Joao Sousa on Tuesday.Nadal’s withdrawal could put his participation at the ATP Tour Finals in London at doubt.Canada’s Milos Raonic has also pulled out of his second round match against Roger Federer with a right-elbow injury.Federer has returned to Bercy event after a three-year absence, chasing his 100th career title after claiming the Swiss Indoors crown last week.(With inputs from Reuters and AP)
Delhi Capitals will fancy their chances against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday after registering a confidence-boosting four-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last outing.Captain Shreyas Iyer led from the front with a matured 67 after ace South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada returned figures of 4/21 to dent RCB’s charge.Young Prithvi Shaw also looked in sublime touch when he hit five consecutive fours off Tim Southee, each of which was a shot to savour.A chink in Delhi’s armour though has been Shikhar Dhawan’s woeful form and the World Cup-bound opener would like to get some runs as early as possible.Coming to the home team, KKR were outplayed by Chennai Super Kings in their last game despite Andre Russell once again starring for them with a patient 44-ball 50. None of the other batsmen got going, and even with the ball looked flat against the Chennai batters.Where will the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC be played?The IPL 2019 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC?advertisementKolkata Knight Riders: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.Delhi Capitals: Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Prithvi Shaw, Sherfane Rutherford, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Bandaru Ayyappa, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult.Also See:
Chelsea’s appeal against a one-year transfer ban was rejected Wednesday, leaving the London club preparing for its return to the Champions League without being able to make any signings.The FIFA appeals committee upheld the ban imposed in February for breaking youth transfer rules but added that Chelsea will be allowed to register players under the age of 16.”Chelsea’s wrongdoing consisted (of) not respecting the prohibition from internationally transferring or registering” minor players from abroad, FIFA said in a statement.Chelsea is expected to challenge the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The club can also ask CAS for an urgent interim ruling to freeze the ban during the appeal process. That would let Chelsea register any players signed during the offseason transfer window which opens on June 11 in England.The ruling will not affect United States international Christian Pulisic. He was signed in January and then loaned back to Borussia Dortmund but will join Chelsea for next season.Chelsea has already secured a top-four finish in the Premier League, meaning it will play in next season’s Champions League.Although Chelsea can currently still sell players – including Real Madrid target Eden Hazard – any new signings must not be selected until the 2020-21 season.FIFA found Chelsea guilty of 29 violations of transfer rules designed to protect minors from trafficking.Chelsea is likely to succeed in getting a freeze on the ban. Spanish clubs involved in past cases have been successful in blocking their bans pending a final decision from CAS.advertisementHowever, FIFA has signalled a change in policy with new senior lawyers and a different appeals committee chairman since the era of Sepp Blatter’s presidency. Wednesday’s ruling was overseen by Thomas Bodstrom, who has been a lawmaker and justice minister in Sweden since his playing career with Stockholm club AIK.In 2014, Barcelona persuaded FIFA to freeze its one-year transfer ban. The club then used the offseason to sign players, including Luis Suarez from Liverpool, and then won the next season’s Champions League title.Ivan Rakitic and Marc-Andre ter Stegen also signed while the ban was on hold pending a verdict. CAS eventually rejected Barcelona’s appeal and the club was unable to register new players in 2015.Some of the Chelsea cases involved players under the age of 18 spending too much time on trial while not registered with England’s soccer federation, which was also fined by FIFA.FIFA prohibits international transfers of minors unless their families moved to a country for non-soccer reasons, or are close to the border of another nation where the youngster plays.Exceptions within the European Union and European Economic Area allow the transfer of 16- to 18-year-old players if standards on education and living conditions are met.Also Read | Liverpool demolish Barcelona to reach second successive final
Opening batsman Jason Roy has been named in England’s Tes squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday.Roy racked up 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, but is not a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket.The 28-year-old is expected to open the batting with Surrey team mate Rory Burns and will have an opportunity to impress the selectors ahead of the Ashes series against Australia starting on Aug. 1.Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory has also been called up for the first time, while uncapped fast bowler Olly Stone, who picked up an injury on this year’s tour of West Indies, returned to the squad.England’s leading wicket-taker James Anderson was included, despite picking up a calf injury this month.England World Cup winners Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes were rested for the Ireland Test but have been included in a 16-man pre-Ashes training camp this weekend.England announce their squad for their Test match against Ireland!Jason Roy and Lewis Gregory receive their first call-ups, whilst Olly Stone could also make his Test debut. pic.twitter.com/38k7qHHvapICC (@ICC) July 17, 2019Fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer were not considered for selection because both players have suffered side strains.Wood has been ruled out for four to six weeks while Archer will have a period of rest before being considered for Ashes selection.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.advertisement
A Service Excellence Policy, developed by the Government to improve quality service delivery to citizens, will be submitted to Cabinet shortly for approval. Story Highlights A Service Excellence Policy, developed by the Government to improve quality service delivery to citizens, will be submitted to Cabinet shortly for approval.This is according to Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who said the policy was developed following extensive consultations last year.“This will form part of the Government’s thrust to transform and modernise the operations of the public sector, as rationalising services will be even more critical in the future,” he said.The Governor-General was delivering the 2019/2020 Throne Speech during the State Opening of Parliament on Thursday (February 14).He noted that the modernisation exercise will be done through shared services, mergers and divestments, which will result in the achievement of a smaller, focused, more efficient and coherent grouping of public bodies.In keeping with the thrust for improved public-sector operations, the Governor-General noted that the Cabinet Office has continued to strengthen results-based management across government ministries and selected departments and agencies in the areas of strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, and performance reporting.Meanwhile, the Governor-General informed that a comprehensive public procurement training certification programme was undertaken last year as part of efforts to address inefficiencies in the procurement process across government.A total of 1,115 public-sector procurement practitioners were trained under the programme.The Throne Speech was delivered under the theme ‘In Partnership towards the new Prosperous Jamaica’. This is according to Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who said the policy was developed following extensive consultations last year. “This will form part of the Government’s thrust to transform and modernise the operations of the public sector, as rationalising services will be even more critical in the future,” he said.
New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday sent Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, to 6-day ED custody in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam. Special Judge Arvind Kumar sent Puri to ED’s custody till September 11, noting that the agency has sought his custodial interrogation to unearth the source and end use of tainted money. The Enforcement Directorate had on Wednesday arrested Puri and he was sent to one day judicial custody. The money laundering case was lodged following alleged irregularities in purchase of 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary, AgustaWestland.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic of the World Bank, to lead the institution.That’s according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly on personnel decisions.Trump is expected to make an announcement later this week.Malpass, the undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, has been a sharp critic of the World Bank, especially over its lending to China.Malpass would succeed Jim Yong Kim, who announced in January that he is stepping down three years before his term was set to expire.The final decision on a successor to Kim will be up to the bank’s board.Politico was first to report on the nomination.Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are renewing a call for the creation of a formal buffer around a national park held sacred by Native Americans.A measure reintroduced Tuesday would prevent future leasing or development of minerals on federally-owned land within a 10-mile (16-kilometre) radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.A world heritage site, supporters say they want to protect the sense of remoteness that comes with making the journey to the park. They’re also concerned about the preservation of ancient stone structures and other features outside the park’s boundaries.The lawmakers and tribal officials are worried about the potential of expanded drilling despite repeated decisions over the years by federal land managers to defer oil and gas interest in parcels that fall within the buffer.The Associated Press
Motorla’s Droid 3 may only have come out this summer, but now that the company has brought a sexy, new RAZR to market it decided the original Droid line needed a refresh, too. Take a look at the Droid 4, exposed in all its glory thanks to a series of leaked photos obtained by Droid Life.The Droid 4 is thought to be packing the same hardware as its kevlar-clad RAZR sibling, albeit with a slightly smaller 4-inch touchscreen display and trademark slide-out QWERTY keyboard (which is fully backlit this time around). It’s got LTE support built in, a non-removable battery, works with MotoACTV devices, has Android 2.3.5 on board, and a very similar overall design. There’s also likely a dual-core TI OMAP processor under the hood, and there’s a good chance it’s the 1.2GHz OMAP 4430 found in the RAZR.Also included is an HDMI port, which means you’ll be able to hook your Droid 4 up to a TV and use it as an Android gaming console once that Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives — and you’ve got to believe that Moto’s new Droid flagships are in line for the refresh.No official information about the Droid 4 has been revealed yet, but there’s a good chance the phone is just about ready to go. Droid Life notes the presence of several pre-installed apps (including Madden NFL 12 and Let’s Golf 2) as a good indication that the phone’s ROM is nearly ready for launch. Heck, it’s even got the overlay sticker on the screen that shows new users where the buttons are.If you liked the look of the new RAZR but didn’t want to forego the convenience of a full QWERTY keyboard, you won’t have to wait long to get your mitts on the phone you’ve been hoping for.More at Droid Life
Baby Sea Turtles Found Burned, Dead on Florida BeachFlorida Frogs Find Shelter From Storm in Wind Chimes Soon, beachgoers in Key West, Florida won’t be able to buy some of the most popular sunscreens in the market. The city, on Tuesday, voted to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, in an effort to protect coral reefs in its surrounding waters.The ban takes effect on Jan, 1, 2021, taking a cue from Hawaii, which became the first state to pass a ban on sunscreens that are likely contribute to coral reef “bleaching” and coral death.“We have one reef, and we have to do one small thing to protect that. It’s our obligation,” said Mayor Teri Johnston at a city commission meeting held before the vote.The vote came after more than a hour of public comment on the issue. Almost all were in favor of the ban, according to the Miami Herald.So proud that Key West & @reefrelief has won the ban of sales of sunscreen w/harmful chemicals tonight at city hall!!! pic.twitter.com/yP2lpE0SiF— Ayla Croft (@AylaCroft) February 6, 2019Some dermatologists and sunscreen industry lobbyists, however, were at the vote to say banning the sale of such sunscreens would increase rates of skin cancer and likely discourage people from using any at all, the Herald reported. A scientist representing the industry said more studies were needed to decide whether the chemicals harm the coral reef.Oxybenzone and octinoxate have been used for years to protect people’s skin from UV radiation, but some research has shown that products containing these chemicals can wash away from the skin while swimming or bathing and seep into the water, causing damage to coral reefs.Up to 70 percent of sunscreens on the U.S. market contain oxybenzone, and up to 8 percent contain octinoxate, NPR reported. Sunscreens that contain these ingredients include products from Neutrogena, Coppertone, and Aveeno.According to the National Park Service, 4,000 to 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters reef areas annually, concentrating on popular tourist sites. Researchers testing the effects of sunscreen on corals explain that chemicals in sunscreen can awaken coral viruses. The coral then becomes sick and expel their life-giving algae. Without these algae, the coral “bleaches” (turns white), and often dies.First-time violations of Key West’s ban will result in a written warning. After that, violations will follow the city’s standard civil citation procedures, according to a CNN report.At the meeting Mayor Johnston said she believes Key West’s ban will help educate people about the ingredients in the sunscreens they purchase. “After a bold statement from this commission that we ban these two ingredients, there’s not going to be one person who goes into that CVS that doesn’t flip it over and take a look at the ingredients, and then make a personal decision on how they want to handle their sunscreen protection.”Below, see images of coral bleaching and coral death around the world:View as: One Page Slides1/201. Okinawa, JapanPhoto Credit: The OceanAgency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Okinawa Japan, September 2016. 2. Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in GreatBarrierReef, Australia, February 2017.3. Utila, HondurasPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Utila, Honduras, January 2018.4. Utila, HondurasPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Utila, Honduras, January 2018.5. New CaledoniaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in New Caledonia, March 2016.6. Cairns, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Cairns, Australia, March 20167. Okinawa, JapanPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Okinawa, Japan, September 2016.8. Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Great Barrier Reef.9. Heron Island, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Heron Island, Australia.10. Heron Island, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Heron Island, Australia, March 2016.11. New CaledoniaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in New Caledonia, March 2016. 12. The MaldivesPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Maldives, May 2016.13. The MaldivesPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Maldives, 2016.14. The MaldivesPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in the Maldives, May 2016. 15. Lizard Island, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Lizard Island, Australia, March 2016.16. Kaheohe Bay, HawaiiPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Kaheohe Bay, Hawaii.17. FijiPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCora bleaching in Fiji.18. Coral Death in Lizard IslandPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral death in Lizard Island, Australia, May 2016.19. Coral Death in Lizard IslandPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral death in Lizard Island, Australia, May 2016.20. Coral Death in Lizard IslandPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral death in Lizard Island, Australia, May 2016.More on Geek.com:Photos: Eerie Underwater Sculptures Help Reef GrowthJellyfish Robot to Monitor Delicate Ocean CreaturesScientists Discover Bizarre, New Eel-Like Creature in Florida Stay on target
Stay on target A NASA report released earlier this month announced 2018 as fourth warmest year on record, part of a long-term global warming trend. But the impacts of this warming are already being felt — from coastal flooding to shrinking glaciers, which contribute to sea level rise.For many living in low-lying cities, this is a particularly worrying trend. But one company is debuting a livable, solar-powered, self-sustaining yacht that will allow them to ride out floods and sea level surges — in serious style. The cost? A cool $5.5 million.Presented at the Miami Yacht Show this week, the 75-foot Arkup #1 from Arkup LLC is a luxurious, fully solar-electric, mobile, and self-elevating floating home.The livable yachts feature silent electric propulsion to provide mobility and maneuverability. Its automated hydraulic jack-up system, which allows the vessel to put down a stable foundation in up to 20 feet of water, ensures stability even amid Category 4 hurricane winds, according to a company press release.To achieve its sustainability objectives, the Arkup design is also 100-percent solar-powered, and has systems for harvesting and purifying rainwater.Want family with you while riding out the sea level surges? The floating home has four bedrooms in 2,600-square-feet of indoor space, with 4,350-square-feet in total, including its terraces and balconies.Side view of the Arkup #1 livable yacht. (Photo Credit: Arkup)But based on renderings n the Arkup website, it seems that the company envisions whole villages and resorts comprised of these floating homes.One of the livable yachts will be docked in Star Island in Miami Beach. Florida in the next couple of months, according to the company, and will be available for rental. Charter services will also be available starting March 2019.More on Geek.com:This Futuristic Mini Yacht Fits 12 People and Travels Up to 70 MPHWatch: How Engineers Change a Wheel on a Boeing 747 Watch: Is This Robotic Hotel Room on Wheels the Future of Travel? This $5 Million Solar-Powered Super Yacht Cruises in ‘Pure Silence…This Futuristic Mini Yacht Fits 12 People and Travels Up to 70 MPH
PORTLAND — A motorcyclist died in a crash with two cars early Tuesday in Southeast Portland, police say.The motorcyclist, a man, died at the scene, which is near 141st Avenue and Powell Boulevard, Portland police said in a news release. The drivers of an involved truck and sedan stayed at the scene.Officers initially responded just before 2:40 a.m. The crash is under investigation. No details about its circumstances were released early Tuesday.The incident is the third traffic death the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team has investigated this year.Powell Boulevard will be closed to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians between 138th and 144th avenues through at least part of the morning commute, police say.Police urge anyone who has information about the crash to call 503-823-2103.
COCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – Sunday services offered a moment of reflection for Cuban-Americans in South Florida, in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death.“As a Christian that’s the only thing that you can have faith in, and hope that the evil passes and there’s a bright future,” said Elizabeth Baltodano, a parishioner of Cuban descent.It was a historic Sunday for Elizabeth and Allen Baltodano, who brought their four girls to the church her grandmother considered home, after escaping Fidel Castro’s oppression.“I was actually explaining to the girls the reason why we’re coming here today,” said Baltodano. “My grandmother used to come here to pray, and unite the family and hopefully see a free Cuba.”La Ermita De Caridad, the national shrine of the Cuban exiles has stood as a refuge and symbol of unity for more than 50 years. This Sunday, though, mass held a new meaning.“This is the first Sunday of advent, and advent is the beginning of the celebration of the birth of our lord Jesus Christ,” said Father Fernando Heria of La Ermita de Caridad, “and for us Cubans this is also, I think, God talking to us. The darkness of Cuba is dead. A chapter has been closed.”The congregation sang and prayed together with a renewed hope in their heart, that the death of a dictator will mean change for their country. “We now can begin a new country, a beautiful country with free commerce and liberty,” said Cuban exile, Raul Lopez.Parishioners made their way to La Ermita with their Cuban flags flying and flowers in hand.“Thanks God that everything is going to change now, I think,” said Augustine Fernandez.Although Elizabeth Baltodano’s grandmother did not live to see this day, her granddaughter said her years of prayers are being answered for her children’s generation.“We always talk about hopefully going back to see a free Cuba,” said Baltodano. “That’s been our dream.”Many in the Cuban exile community thought they would never see this day, but now have hope for the new generation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
But while Gawker adds one, it’s losing several to buyouts. Seven editorial staffers have reportedly jumped ship so far, including Gawker Media executive editor, Tommy Craggs, and Gawker editor-in-chief, Max Read. “Fette’s arrival next week is a new impetus for the Technology team that underpins our media brands and the communities of writers and readers that gather round them,” Denton says in an internal memo. “He will be a great addition, applying experience in machine learning and other software skills to the media platform. Ian will also be a part of the Managing Partnership.” Tim McCaughan has been named managing editor at Blue Nation Review. He had been senior supervising producer, political unit, at CNN. Natalie Zmuda has been named managing editor at Ad Age where she’d been editor, CMO strategy. Hannah Orenstein has been named writer at Seventeen.com. She had been editorial intern at Cosmopolitan.com. Advertising Age announced several promotions: Gawker Media hasn’t exactly been under the radar in the past few weeks, but Nick Denton slipped in an important new hire announcement amid the chaos. Matt McAllester has been named Europe editor at Newsweek. Most recently, he had been Europe editor at Time. Ken Wheaton becomes editor in charge of all editorial operations for the brand. He had been managing editor and a regular columnist since 2012 and was the founding editor of Small Agency Diary. The company named Ian Fette its new CTO. He’d previously been engineering manager at Google, leading several projects including the development of the Google Chrome Web browser. Architectural Digest has hired Erica Duecy as digital director of its website. Duecy had served in the same position for Saveur. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Nat Ives has been named executive editor. He had been media reporter/columnist.
Comments 37 TV and Movies Digital Media Tags The finally sits down to watch TV at 9 p.m. man. It’s the year 2019. We’re currently floating adrift in the “bad” timeline. In this world, everything is either melting or freezing. In this dimension, in this universe, even the act of “relaxing” or “sitting down to unwind” fills me with an existential, dull, aching dread. It’s an all-too-familiar process. I push the on button on my OLED TV. The TV I painstakingly calibrated according to very specific settings. The TV I eventually purchased on sale after painstakingly reading through reviews and buyers’ guides online. Everything I do is “painstaking”.I hit the little Netflix button on my remote and scroll.And I scroll.And I scrolllllllllllllllllllllllll.Research suggests the average person scrolls streaming services for 19 minutes before deciding what show to watch. That’s me on my best day. This may be the result of a neurotic personality defect. The kind that has me obsessing over black levels on an overpriced TV, but I have — on many occasions, more than I care to count — sat down to watch television on Netflix and literally scrolled for hours before going to bed having watched nothing. Or maybe I’ll start a new show or documentary or movie, watch it for 10 minutes and decide no, I chose poorly. This is not worth my constantly ebbing time…Back to the scroll.To the endless scroll. To the making of lists. “This show isn’t worthwhile now, but maybe in another timeline, in another universe, I will decide to watch this show. “But no, not right now.” 17 Photos Inside the Universal Studios Stranger Things haunted house Amazon Netflix Share your voice Hello. It’s me, the busy man.The busy job man with the wife and two young kids man. The gets home late from work after a stressful commute man. The sometimes feeds his children cold beans for dinner man, scrolls through his social media while they’re in the shower man. The frantically gets them dressed for bed man. Puts way too much butter on his crackers man. Ignores that terrifying, evolving pile of unfolded laundry man. Just survived my 6 year old’s birthday party. Don’t tell me I don’t deserve this. pic.twitter.com/a8OaNaifU9— Mark Serrels (@Serrels) December 7, 2018 I hover. Quickly grab my phone. A Google search. What did this do on Metacritic? Hmmm… what about IMDb? Is this the show everyone was talking about on Twitter? Should I watch it? Do I need to be across this? Do I need to have an opinion on Russian Doll? To be equipped for discussions at a party or at work. Are people going to ask me about Sex Education, about the Fyre Festival documentary? About the latest season of House of Cards? Am I obliged to watch this show? Why do I feel obliged to watch this show? What is this strange, claustrophobic pressure on my chest as I hover over Bird Box? Invisible algorithms slowly wrapping round my throat. No Netflix, I don’t want to watch bloody Bird Box, so stop asking me.If I was of sounder mind, I might turn off the TV, do some yoga, meditate. Go to the gym, I don’t know. Instead, I continue scrolling endlessly until the heat death of the universe. Normal. Completely normal.Me staring vacantly into the void of never-ending TV choices. Amazon Back to the scroll. Or maybe a sneaky switch to Amazon Prime. To a whole new set of shows. To a brand new user interface. To Homecoming, to that one with Jack Ryan. To a whole new set of movies, most of which were on Netflix last month. An endless game of catch. An endless multi-brand scroll that spans oceans and services. Right, right, right, right. Down.Right, right, right, right.Hover.Pick up phone. Google.Put phone down. Right, right, right.This is my time. My precious, limited free time. A contradiction so acute it bends space, time and reason: the pressure to make the absolute best use of this precious limited free time is making me waste that time with an incredible, crushing efficiency. Is it the sheer volume? The sea of garbage? The fact that services once loaded with high-quality flagship shows are trending toward mediocrity? Is it the pressure? The endless social media vortex that swallows all matter and light? Are our attention spans so battered and bruised we can’t even convince our frazzled neurons to fire in the right direction?All I know is the laundry remains unfolded. The dishes await scrubbing. It’s now 10 p.m. and my kids wake up at 6. If I watch a movie now I might get five hours of sleep before the doom cycle begins anew. But which movie? I can only watch one and there are so many. I have to watch the best one. The good one. The one I am duty bound to watch as the universe collapses on itself.Right, right, right.Down.Right, right, right, right. “No, not that one. I’ll add it to my list.”Out of Amazon. Back to Netflix. One more quick google. More scrolling. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.Another quick glance at my phone. It’s 10:30 pm. I am so, so tired. I am the tired man.Maybe I should just go to bed…Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.
Review • 2019 Genesis G70: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweeter 2019 Genesis G70: A subtly sharper sport sedan Enlarge ImageFun fact: The 2019 Genesis G70 won the 2019 Roadshow Shift award for Car of the Year. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow Right now, the Genesis lineup consists of three sedans — the G70, G80 and G90. While the automaker has teased future crossovers in concept form, the automaker has yet to reveal any major details or teasers for that segment, which is absolutely on fire with American buyers. We already had confirmation that one was on the way, but now, we know there will be at least two.Genesis will created a G70-based crossover, said Erwin Raphael, COO for Genesis, on a sales call with members of the media. “We’re very excited to introduce the GV80 about 11 months from now,” Raphael said, “Then maybe 10 or 11 months after that, a compact crossover SUV built in the G70 platform.” That would peg its debut in late 2021.While details are scant at the moment, it’s likely that the G70-based SUV will borrow a number of bits from its sedan sibling. In the powertrain department, that would give it access to a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 and a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Whether it will follow in the G70’s footsteps and aim for a blend of both sport and comfort is unclear.In January, Reuters reported that the G80-based Genesis crossover would make its first appearance by year’s end, which isn’t too far off from Raphael’s comments. It should carry the name GV80, and it will likely make use of the G80’s powertrain options, including the aforementioned twin-turbo V6 and a 5.0-liter V8. The concept that previewed it debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain and a wild 22-inch curved OLED display inside. 2 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury’s most screaming deal? Genesis Genesis 2019 Genesis G70: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweeter More From Roadshow GV80 concept previews Genesis’ hydrogen future Tags Preview • 2019 Genesis G70: Korea’s answer to the BMW 3 Series 28 Photos Comments More about 2019 Genesis G70 5:15 2019 Infiniti Q50 review: Aged, but with youthful charm Future Cars Luxury cars Sports Cars Crossovers
ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:03/1:30Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:27?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Andre Russell and Nitish Rana almost pulled off a miraculous run chase for the Kolkata Knight Riders when they played Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on April 19. KKR was asked to score 214 runs to win the game but fell short by 10 runs in the end despite an extremely slow start. “To lose by 10 runs, it’s just two hits away. In the middle period, if we scored a bit faster we would definitely get the runs even with balls to spare,” an extremely disappointed Russell opined at the post-match press conference on Friday. “Well batted to Nitish, but this is something that we definitely disappointed and that’s why I have a sweet and sour feeling.”KKR had got off to a disastrous start as they lost the wicket of Chris Lynn in the very first over. He was soon followed by Sunil Narine, which prompted Robbie Uthappa to come to the crease and when Shubman Gill was dismissed, Nitish Rana joined KKR’s vice-captain. But KKR only reached 44 runs at the end of the 8 overs. Andre RussellIPLAlthough Rana, once settled, started forcing the issue, Uthappa’s approach was inexplicable. The senior player scored only 9 runs off 20 balls when he got dismissed but the baffling part of his game was that he did not even look the force the issue, allowing the run rate to creep up to 17.5 when Andre Russell walked in. Talking to the media about whether he should have batted in place of Uthappa at number, Russell nodded and said that KKR must be flexible in their approach. “I believe that,” Russell said with a sheepish smile and a finger on his lip, as if not to outrightly question his team management’s policy but also take a dig at the same time. “Because I believe that once I’m at the crease, Virat Kohli will bowl the best bowlers to get me out, and those best bowlers will, therefore, have less overs remaining in the back end.””So even if I score 60 off 25 balls and give the team the early pump, then the type of bowlers like Dale Steyn will have only one over to bowl at the death, or they maybe are even bowled out. So, I think me going to bat early would definitely be good for KKR, but with our make-up as a team, I don’t think it’s a good time, at the moment. Because for me to bat in the back-end and know what I can do in four or five overs but…” Russell stopped short of saying the obvious. Robbie Uthappa cost KKR the game as he scored 9 runs off 20 balls.IANSRana and Russell had brought KKR back from a seemingly improbable position wherein they required 20 runs per over to touching distance. The two had put on a 118-run stand for the fifth wicket but the valiant effort of both batsmen went in vain as Rana finished on 85 off 46 and Russell was run out on 65 off 25. It was a wonderful game of cricket to watch and despite the superhuman efforts of Russell, KKR has been falling short in too many games which means the rest of the team has to stand up. Thus, it was understandable why he was upset after the game. KKR will need to now win four out of their last five games to qualify for the playoffs and it will be unfair on Russell if they do not make it.
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Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa [/su_gmap]Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson DiningDiamond Cliff boasts six distinct restaurants, giving guests plenty of dining options during their stay. I was able to try out the beach-side Diamond Hut Restaurant, which features a fresh, seafood menu complimented by a breathtaking view of the Patong coastline.Diamond Hut RestaurantHead down there for afternoon drinks and watch the sun set while devouring delicious Thai seafood. The Thai Orchid Restaurant was equally as satisfying, serving traditional Thai cuisine in a beautiful, Thai-style setting. If you’ve overdone it on the Thai food, you could try Korean food at Korean Hut, Italian at Franco Roma, Japanese at Kiko Japanese Restaurant or something more Western at Ocean View Coffee Shop.For a light and healthy snack, the resort also has its very own fruit shop, where guests can grab a basket and shop the shelves for fresh, Thai fruit.Facilities/ActivitiesThe resort offers a range of facilities and activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. During my stay, I tried my hand at Thai cooking in a class at Thai Orchid Restaurant. I was given my very own apron and chef’s hat before one of the resident chefs led me through a three-course menu. And the best part: I got to eat the finished product!While I was immersing myself in Thai culture, it was only fitting that I dressed up in Thai costume for a photoshoot. The photoshoot is another of the resort’s onsite activities, where guests can choose from a colourful assortment of traditional outfits and get dressed up to the nines for a personal photoshoot. It’s a fun experience by yourself, in a couple or as a family and the perfect memento of your stay at Diamond Cliff.As for facilities, the resort features two large swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and outdoor tennis court.ServiceAs you will find all over Thailand, the level of service and hospitality is first class and Diamond Cliff was no exception. Each time I entered the reception or passed a staff member on the grounds, I was warmly welcomed with a smile or offered assistance. The resort staff are also fluent in English, which is a bonus for those of us who can only manage a hello and thank you in Thai.As the resort is located on a cliff, walking to and from my room was a bit of a mission. But the staff were always ready with shuttle buses to help guests move quickly and safely around the resort. There was also a good security presence on site, especially at night, making me feel absolutely safe during my stay.Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Newly refurbished roomsSpaThe Diamond Cliff Spa is truly a sanctuary. Lush greenery and tranquil ponds surround the private treatment rooms, some of which have their own Japanese-style onsen. I opted for a de-stressing aromatherapy massage, the perfect afternoon treat before my flight home that night.While the massage itself was absolute perfection, it was the hospitality and overall experience of the treatment that impressed me the most. The staff were gracious and welcoming, I was able to choose the oil that was used in the massage and I was served herbal tea before and after the treatment – tick, tick, tick.As well as traditional Thai massage, sports massage and reflexology, the Diamond Cliff Spa also offers cellulite treatments, after-sun treatments, facials, body wraps and body polishing. And all at reasonable prices – massages start at just 1,300 Thai Baht (around AU$50) and body treatments at 2,200 Thai Baht (around AU$80). Diamond Cliff Fruit Shop One Bedroom VillaReview: Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa, Phuket, ThailandPerched high among the hills of Patong, Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa is an authentic Thai resort that offers five star accommodation just minutes away from Patong City. While the resort exudes a romantic getaway vibe, I recently stopped in at Diamond Cliff for a solo stay to cap off a week-long trip to Thailand for TTM+ 2016.AccommodationOcean SuiteThe massive property, 18 acres to be exact, boasts 318 rooms, suites and villas, with accommodation types to suit almost every traveller. My Ocean Suite room, located in the Grand Wing, featured a stunning view of the Andaman Sea and the resort pool below. The 70 square-metre room felt incredibly spacious and I was super impressed by the size of the bathroom, which was complete with a separate toilet, shower, spa bath and plenty of storage.The style and décor of the room itself was a little worn and out-dated, however I had no cause for complaint considering a three-phase renovation of the entire resort is already underway. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the renovated rooms – take my word for it, they are deluxe. The new rooms are sleek, stylish and spacious, giving new life to the almost 30 year old hotel.Other room types include Super Deluxe, Junior Suite, Ocean Jacuzzi Suite, Romantic Suite, Grand Family Suite and Ladies Suite.But the real showstoppers within the resort are the luxurious Diamond Pool Villas. In one and two bedroom options, the villas are a massive 400 and 600 square-metres respectively and entirely self-contained, complete with an outdoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and full kitchen. You can even request to have your own personal cook, giving you absolutely no reason to leave your seaview haven at all. THAI – smooth as silkfly THAI to Phuket Tourism Authority of ThailandAmazing Thailand